Urban Herbs – Chives
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Urban Herbs – Chives

Just found chives growing and flowering on a rock nearby. It doesn’t seem to need all that much soil. Wikipedia tells us that in addition to spicing up foods, chives can be used in pest control. Apparently the sulfur compounds in chives are repulsive to insects, although the flowers still attract bees. A solid choice for a balcony garden, then?

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Urban Rivers Installing the Floating Wetlands in Chicago

As we wrote earlier, nonprofit Urban Rivers is bringing floating wetland gardens to Chicago. They have now moved from ideas to implementation and just installed the first wetland modules. I have to say it looks sweet! See some more images on the Urban Rivers Instagram page.