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Craig’s Spring Letter

The word ‘vernal’ seems to encapsulate my feelings of late.  Definitions include “appearing or occurring in spring”, from the 16th century ‘ver’, meaning spring, and “describing something youthful or fresh”.  The light, the temperature variations in a day, the bird activity with high-spirited songs each morning: All are exuberantly telling us times are changing. The […]

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Winter Letter from Craig

“The Art of Fine Gardening” During this dormant time of reflection, I have been contemplating what The Art of Fine Gardening really represents in today’s growing world.  The phrase has been the mantra of our company since our inception in 1981, but in this tireless era of societal rush, I find it to be the […]

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Fall Letter from Craig

  Autumn Greetings! Being a Fall born baby, I have a real fondness for the spectacle Mother Nature shares with us this time of year.  The prairie and oak savannas are ablaze with composites of all shapes, sizes, and colors.  The rust, claret, and cerise tinge in the canopies overhead enforces the power and beauty […]

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Fall Garden Market Sale!

Jane Johnson, our head Grower, wants your Fall Garden and Pots to look Beautiful! So she is slashing prices before we even start the fall sale!   Chrysanthemum, Asters and Brassica Quarts  for  $9.95 for 3 (regularly $5.95 each) 10 inch pots  for  $10.95 (regularly $14.00 each) 17 inch pots  for  $29.95  (regularly $49.95 each) […]

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Temperatures are Falling!…Let’s Have a SALE!

Jane Johnson, Our Head Grower, has assembled a wonderful FALL assortment of plants for your gardens. Our color, bloom time, and form-selected Mum and Aster collections are starting their beautiful display of colors. Many varieties are hardy if planted in September into the ground.   Her signature Kale, Cabbage, Swiss Chards, and Feathery Greens are resplendent with […]

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Summer Letter from Craig

  Dear Garden Appreciative Friends,   The summer season is upon us.  The weather already another quandary, with our August rains coming in July, but at least the brutal heat and humidity have been phasing in and out so far.  In the Garden things seem to be growing well as long as there is proper […]

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Open Days Announcement: Visit Our Gardens on June 25th!

The Garden Conservancy’s Open Days 2017 On Sunday, June 25th, from 10am to 4pm, visit the Gardens at 900, our careful renovation and interpretation of the original entry building complex and gardens of Elawa Farm. Originally designed by architect David Adler in 1917 for A. Watson and Elsa Armour, the buildings and gardens were abandoned for nearly a […]

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CBLD Garden Market Ad for first week of June_jwc


For the first three weekends of June 2017, Craig Bergmann’s Garden Market will be open to the public! An assortment of garden antiques, unique ornaments, Italian terracotta pots, one of a kind indoor and outdoor furnishings, and a variety of our home grown and uncommon signature plants will be available for purchase at our Nursery. […]

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Spring Letter from Craig

  Dear Fellow Lovers of Spring, Well, we’ve waited a long time for it, But Spring has finally arrived in the garden! For the last three weeks or so, I have been conscious of the longer days and every plant outside seems to as well.  This winter, being so mild, never really browned our lawns, […]

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Infant Welfare Showhouse & Gardens

Six great reasons to see the Infant Welfare Showhouse and Gardens between April 29 – May 21 this year. As designers, we love to collect. “Ooooooh, look!” Our travels bring us to curious treasures we can’t resist, so we bring them home. Some live with us in our studio, nursery, and garden. Others we secret […]

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