3 Tips for Outdoor Decor That Will Survive Winter

For those of us in northern Illinois, decorating and gardening outdoors in the unpredictable and harsh winter months is a real challenge. I’m always tempted to use lots of exotic greens, in and out of doors, for something different. But this inevitably disappoints me when a severe cold snap freezer-burns them all before the holiday season ends. […]

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Winter Letter from Craig

Dear Garden Friends, The holiday hub bub is in full gear here at CBLD.  The recent foot of snow we received stalled much holiday lighting plans until the first week of December, a cold start to winter decorating.  Our recent finishing up with the new landscape work, outside and in, at the Deerpath Inn here […]

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Fall Letter from Craig

Hello Garden Friends, Boy, the Fall season just blew by this year!  We have been super busy in the gardens and in the design studio.  Much bulb planting and closings have been finishing up these past weeks.  And with the El Niño weather sure showing us to not anticipate winter too soon… it’s been so hard […]

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Nursery Accounting Position

NURSERY ACCOUNTING ADMIN Our Wadsworth Nursery is in need of an individual adept at multi-tasking to assist our Wadsworth management team. This position will work closely with others in a fast-paced but casual and unique environment. Major Responsibilities /Activities Enter purchases to inventory and transfers to jobs as they are installed in the computer Create […]

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Staff Accountant

Craig Bergmann Landscape Design has a position open for an individual to assist the Controller in carrying out responsibilities of the Accounting Department. Major Responsibilities / Activities Assist the Controller as needed with the day to day, monthly and year duties Maintain standard ledger entries and account reconciliations Maintain fixed asset and associated depreciation schedules […]

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Summer Letter from Craig

Dear Gardening Friends, This summer has been anything BUT hot and humid and all of our garden families, flora and fauna, are loving it! In fact just last week we had a run of hot temperatures and no rain and the “Jurassic” growth from spring on so many leafy plants just couldn’t believe their leaves! […]

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Spring Letter from Craig

Dear Fellow Gardeners, The time has finally come to announce the end of winter, thank God! Surviving another very cold, heavily snowy season, our garden plants continually amaze me as they stoically withstand whatever is thrown at them.  We, along with a selection of other migratory species, have the ability to ” breakup” the winter […]

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Dormant Pruning: Tree Pruning Guidelines

This is a continuation of the blog post Dormant Pruning, dated Feb.4, with some helpful guidelines and illustrations to be mindful of when dormant pruning. When it comes to CBLD Garden Care, we will limit our tree pruning to branches we can easily reach from the ground or from a stable ladder; anything larger or higher […]

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Behind the Scenes of Valentine Flowers

I would like to share an article I just read on HortiDaily that includes some fascinating facts about the wholesale flower market.  Full article posted here: HortiDaily.  Synopsis below.   Valentine’s Day 2015: World’s biggest flower market FloraHolland shifts millions  Business is blossoming at the world’s biggest flower auction and distribution centre, FloraHolland, based in […]

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Dormant Pruning

  PRUNING  At CBLD Garden Care we strive to maintain our Garden Care clients’    properties at the highest level of excellence. The following is our Pruning   Regime, gleaned from the experience of our gardeners, and information  from Departments of Horticulture at Colorado State University, Michigan  State University and the University of Minnesota.  The following is […]

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