Dormant Pruning

Have you ever wondered why there are so many landscapers out trimming trees and shrubs in the midst of our bitterly cold Midwestern winters?  No, they are not gluttons for punishment.  There are many reasons to take on this task in the winter.

Craig's Winter Letter

With the Winter Season upon us again,  I always seem to settle in to a “comfy-mind mode” whether I should or not.

Celebrate the Holidays with Us!

Come join us and celebrate the holiday season!  We are so excited to be the guest designer at the second annual Mod & Merry Holiday event at the Farnsworth House in Plano, Illinois.  There will be Holiday House tours and Holiday Cocktail Parties that you won't want to miss!  The house will be decorated in mid-century decor and we will be drawing inspiration from the natural landscape and bringing it indoors with, of course, a holiday touch!  For tickets and more information, click the links below!  Looking forward to seeing you there!

A Fall Letter from Craig

Dear Fellow Gardeners,

As the fall season winds down, I am reminded and reflect on the highlights of the years past.  Successes, challenges, problems solved, and mileposts reached:  all heartfelt moments I remember throughout the years that CBLD has been established (1981!).  This year is no exception.