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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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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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Callicarpa ‘amethyst’ Berries in frost

            The frost of October 22 intensified the brilliance of the incredible purple berries on the Callicarpa ‘amethyst’. We love all the gorgeous purple hues and their names – visual onomatopoeia:  lilac, lavender, indigo, violet, grape, eggplant, ultramarine, orchid, mauve, iris, blackberry, plum, magenta, amethyst, & thistle. This intense purple artichoke […]

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A CBLD garden on HGTV website

              Did you see The Garden Freak! Kim Visokey’s post “A Garden by a Pond in Chicago” on the HGTV Gardens web site? Even though CBLD was not credited, one look and you know IT COULDN’T BE BY ANYONE ELSE!! We love that Kim has such great taste and chose this garden […]

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Moving a Hoop at the Nursery

This is how the CBLD Nursery and Garden Care staff move a hoop at the Nursery in Wadsworth. No time to dismantle and rebuild, and not necessary with enough people to carry it to the new site. Reminds one of moving houses on trucks! Notice Jane and Deanna doing a great job of supervising!!

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Autumn Letter from Craig

Dear Friends, The magic of Autumn abounds. Another year, again going too fast to enjoy all the nuances of beauty our gardens provide. Undaunted beauty is everywhere as the scale of the color spectrum reachs stories high with the blaze of maples, gingko and sweet gums. Texture and tumble of a year’s growth is as blatant […]

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Richard Hunt sculpture at The Mather in Evanston

Richard Hunt’s sculpture ” Before the Flood and After the Fire” was recently installed at The Mather in Evanston. Charles Benton’s gift to his wife Marjorie in celebration of her 50th birthday now has a new home in the east garden at 425 Davis Street.         CBLD completed and complimented the installation […]

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Gardens at 900 in the August issue of Forest & Bluff Magazine

The Gardens at 900 are featured in “Reinvented Retreat” in the August issue of Forest & Bluff. Editor Ann Marie Scheidler walks through the gardens at 900 with Craig viewing and discussing his on-going labor of love – his 1917 David Adler home and gardens. Here are a few more photographs from the magazine, not in […]

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Summer Letter from Craig

Dear Friends, Purple, the blending of blue and red, and all of our favorite colors are lushly blooming now in the gardens at 900. It has taken me a while to get in the summer mood for this letter, a lot due to the fact that we really haven’t (happily!!) had the typical stretch of hot, […]

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866 Visitors

                        866 vistors enjoyed The Garden at 900 on Sunday, July 28 as part of The Garden Conservancy Open Days Program. It was a picture-perfect day with bright skies and the temperature in the 70s. The garden was at its prime with most everything blooming […]

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