Location: Heart of Chicago, near Pilsen
Type of Garden: fruits, vegetables, flowers, leafy greens, and herbs.
"My garden is in Heart of Chicago, which is right next to Pilsen. It is my oasis in a concrete jungle. When I moved here 10 years ago it was a junkyard; it has been a work in progress...(read and see more below the jump).
The contorta I planted 8 years ago is doing fine and provides winter interest. The clematis doesn't do well, but at least it's green. The summer is given over to hostas and impatiens. I have some containers that I can move as the sun shifts, and in August I have a bed of dahlias, dill, basil and tomatoes. Most of the hardscape was found in the alley, as were the tree ferns."