Spring is but a fridge date on the calender, but it is coming and so are the birds. All over Illinois the landscape is changing with homes, roads removed wind rows and general toppling of habitat and food sources for our welcomed feathery trespassers. Now for those of us that are a bit lucky and have habitat existing in our yards a simple addition of key species and water will do the job, but those that have to start from scratch are in a tricky spot: “Where do I begin???”
We often have customers visit the nursery and, most recently, bloggers who are planning landscaping projects but wonder how they’ll keep their large breed companions from destroying all their hard work. I’m not an authority but I would like to share some ideas that work for Lucy and I.
Possibility Place has just updated the News & Events page with 2013 dates for pre-orders and plant sales. We're also happy to announce our Forest Preserve District of DuPage County: Landscaping with Native Plants Class which will be held in Oak Brook on Saturday, April 20, from 1:30–3:30 PM.
In November of 2012 we had students from the H.O.P.E. (Horticultural Occupational & Professional Experience) program visit Possibility Place. The focus of the program is to expose college age students to different aspects of the horticultural industry. They visit and work at a different nursery/garden center for two days a month for six months. It is hoped that at each stop they learn a little more about what it takes to be a plant professional.