Touch My Tuteur


I posted this last week but the system ate it up like a 2-pack of Walkers Shortbread cookies. So I’m trying again.

There are no actual tuteurs in the post, but I couldn’t pass on the title- inspired by this Ween song (which is nearly unbearable to listen to early in the morning).

So there might not be any tuteurs in my favorite garden in the world- the English Walled Garden at the Chicago Botanic Garden- but there’s lots of other good stuff. Take a look…

This garden gives me serious Mr. Darcy daydreams. Even though I know that those empire-waisted Austen gowns simply wouldn’t work on me.


Check out that Rosa glauca growing on the Yew on the left…


I heart monochromatic gardens!


Hello Echium!

Forum, yo!

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About Amanda Thomsen

Big, loud and fun- Amanda Thomsen landscapes by day and blogs at night. Her blog, Kiss My Aster, on Horticulture magazine's website has alienated/enraptured dozens. She co-authors a blog called Plants That Suck that is about plants that suck. And she is the less popular half of the podcasting team, Good Enough Gardening, which makes her feel like the "Roy" of of Siegfried and Roy, but without the mauling. She lives in Chicago and does not EVER put ketchup on hot dogs.

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