The Planter’s Palette begins summer hours!

Starting July 1, we begin our summer hours. We are now open every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Come and see how beautiful summer can be!

Our Fairy Garden Festival celebrates miniature gardening!

Our Fairy Garden Festival begins Saturday, June 21 and continues through Sunday, June 29. The nine-day extravaganza begins with face painting and a fairy parade on Saturday morning.

Classes and workshops are available throughout the week to learn how to create your own fairy garden and butterfly-attracting container garden; attend our Mother Daughter Fairy Garden Tea Party; learn how to create hypertufa troughs whether you are a beginner or a veteran trough-maker; or grab a miniature garden crafts kit and have fun completing the project with your child. Check out our Calendar of Events for complete details.

Of course, you will want to tour the display gardens, dance around a fairy ring, and experience a fairy-sized carnival complete with a fairies wheel.

Experience the fairy frenzy!

Plant a salad in your backyard!

Now that spring has finally arrived in the Chicagoland area, it’s time to get planting. And what better way to start than by growing the ingredients for a delicious salad? Once you’ve tasted a salad made from vegetables just harvested from your garden, you will never be satisfied with the produce available at the grocery store.

If you are planting vegetables in the ground, begin by loosening the soil with a rototiller or a garden fork. It is difficult for new roots to push through heavy soil so make sure the top few inches of soil is fine-textured.

Planting in containers is another option. An earth box is a complete growing system that makes vegetable gardening very easy. Other pots, as long as they have good drainage, will also work. Just make sure they are large enough to grow the vegetables you’ve chosen. Tomatoes need larger pots than peppers; peppers need larger pots than radishes – you get the idea. It is important to use a soil-less potting mix or Dr. Earth Vegetable & Herb Planting Mix. Fertilize with a good organic fertilizer like Dr. Earth Vegetable & Herb fertilizer. Read the rest of this entry »

We are closed on Easter!

We are closed on Sunday, April 20 so our staff can celebrate Easter with their families. We hope you all have a blessed Easter.

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Upcoming Events
9:00 am Opening Day
Opening Day
Apr 1 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
We look forward to this day all winter long! Welcome spring with us when we open for the 2015 season at 9:00 a.m.
all-day Easter – closed
Easter – closed
Apr 5 all-day
The Planter’s Palette is closed so that our staff can spend the holiday with their families.
2:00 pm Spring Fairy Garden Make & Take ...
Spring Fairy Garden Make & Take ...
Apr 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Sandi will share the tips and tricks of creating a super cute fairy garden and then share the latest in spring fashion for your resident fairies. Cost of $35 includes container and soil, 3 small[...]
all-day Earth Day
Earth Day
Apr 22 all-day
Celebrate with us! We are open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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