Letter From Craig – Summer 2014

Letter From Craig – Summer 2014

Dear Friends, Boy oh boy have we had a spring around here.  The result of our severe, never ending winter has been brutal.  Just about any evergreen or broadleaf has been hit hard from winter burn and desiccation.  South-facing evergreen hedges and evergreens grown in summer shade with winter sun have been burned the worst.  […]

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Spring Letter From Craig

Spring Letter From Craig

Dear Gardening Friends and Survivors of Winter 2013/14, Today I let the dogs out for their morning constitutional and felt Spring in the air…finally.  It’s a good thing since the vernal equinox is this week. Paul and I have been fortunate to have gone on a couple of warm weather trips this past winter and […]

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Spring Letter From Craig

Dear Gardening Friends and Survivors of Winter 2013/14, Today I let the dogs out for their morning constitutional and felt Spring in the air…finally.  It’s a good thing since the vernal equinox is this week. Paul and I have been fortunate to have gone on a couple of warm weather trips this past winter and […]

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Hughes House on Winter Wonderwalk Dec 11

Entering the John Hughes house will immediately transport one into a delightful Holiday Spirit. An elegant estate, built in 1929 by the architect Edwin Hill Clark for Arthur Farwell Tuttle, this manse has the gracious room size and configuration of that time period and is perfect for the holiday decorations designed by Craig Bergmann. The influence […]

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GARDEN MARKET at WOODLANDS ACADEMY DEC 11

CRAIG BERGMANN’S GARDEN MARKET is please to be supporting the annual Winter Wonderwalk & Boutique, hosted by Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart on Wednesday, December 11 from 10 am – 3 pm. The Winter Wonderwalk showcases four magnificent private homes uniquely dressed for the holidays. The GARDEN MARKET will be in the John Hughes house. Yes – […]

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Elawa Holiday Market Dec 6-8

              The Craig Bergmann Garden Market is at the Elawa Holiday Fair this weekend December 6 – 8. Even before the 10:00 am opening it was packed full of people getting a jump on the holidays and taking home choice goodies from the Nursery such as amaryllis, narcissus, planted […]

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Holiday Lights!

            Jose Ochoa, who has been with Craig before he was Craig Bergmann Landscape Design which is now over 30 years, once again climbs the ladder to install the Holiday Lights! The Sunburst Honeylocust in the courtyard at 900 is happy to have the extra addition of lights in this […]

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GARDEN MARKET at Holiday Market at Elawa Farm

HO, HO, HO, the holiday season is upon us! Get a head start by visiting the GARDEN MARKET at the Holiday Market at Elawa Farm December 6, 7 & 8. Hours are Friday & Saturday, December 6 & 7, 10 am – 4 pm and Sunday, December 8, 12 noon – 4 pm. Located in the barn […]

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Dan Kiley in The CULTURAL LANDSCAPE

Dan Kiley (1912-2004) was one of the most important and visionary Modernist landscape architects, acclaimed for more than 1,000 designs worldwide.  The Cultural Landscape Foundation has organized a retrospective of Dan Kiley’s life and prolific body of work, and a special edition of the annual Landslide© compendium. Kiley worked with architects Eero Saarinen, Louis Kahn and I.M. […]

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Celebrate Chickens

Craig received a wonderful gift in celebration of chickens from good friend Delse Buss, wife of long time colleague and owner of Buss Landscape Co. in Libertyville.   Delse made the pillow using rescued vintage “orphan” quilt squares from the late 1800/early 1900s. Orphans are quilt squares made but never set into a quilt. She appliquéd […]

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