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Archive for February, 2011

The Chicago blizzard of 2011: Yes, a garden’s buried here!

Here’s what my balcony garden looked like after the blizzard of 2011 blew through Chicago overnight, leaving almost 20 inches of snow on the ground.

Looking out the window after midnight yesterday — and into the day today — all you could see was a thick white haze.

And believe it or not, we had snow, thunder and lightning simultaneously. A first for me!

Most entities here just threw in the towel and called it a snow day!

Not a bad time for reflections on last summer’s garden. Here’s a look back at some of my favorite blooms…

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