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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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First Frost

              Lake Forest –  Zone 5 – got its first hard frost on October 22nd. These shots were almost too late at 8:30 am to capture its effects. The day turned crisp and clear by 9:00 am.               Frost, not necessarily desirable as […]

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Author Page Dickey at LFGC

Craig sponsored gardener and author Page Dickey as the guest speaker at the Lake Forest Garden Club’s October meeting. Craig met Page in 1996 at a Garden Conservancy tour in Cooperstown where they became fast friends and were “shushed” at the back of a lecture.  Craig’s Wilmette garden is featured in her book Breaking Ground: Portraits […]

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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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Delphiniums in the Blue Border Garden

These are the delphiniums in the blue border garden in late June. From darkest blue ‘King Arthur’, to the lighter ‘Blue Jay’ with a white bee, and ‘Magic Fountain’ hybrids, this range of intensely-hued blues would have inspired the Middle Eastern traders of earlier centuries in their quest for cerulean, cobalt, and ultramarine pigments.  The delphiniums […]

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Craig Bergmann now at Mariano’s Fresh Market

Craig Bergmann will now be at Mariano’s Fresh Market in Arlington Heights, Vernon Hills, Palatine, Hoffman Estates, North Elston, Frankfort, and Harwood Heights. You will be able to find  succulents and seasonal delights from Craig Bergmann in the floral department of the best new grocery stores – if that is even an apt name for these wonderful food palaces! You can now […]

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Craig talk at LURIE GARDENS June 13

Craig will be a speaker for the series organized by the Lurie Garden in Millennium Park on Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 12:30 p.m. His topic is “The Main Players of the Mixed Perennial Garden.” Choosing from today’s perennial plant palette can be daunting. Through edification of genus and performance, in combination with an open, […]

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2013 Perennial Plant of the Year

                The 2013 Perennial Plant of the Year is Polygonatum odoratum ‘Variegatum’. The common name – Solomon’ s Seal – may have come from the scar on the rootstock after the leaf stalks die off in the fall that resembles the impressed wax seal on documents. Or it […]

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Garden in the Gallery

Craig Bergmann Landscape Design staged a splendid event “Garden in the Gallery” at Finnegan Gallery on March 6th. The perfect combination of Craig Bergmann Landscape Design expertise and inventiveness combined with Finnegan Gallery’s expansive inventory of antiques produced an unequaled evening of elegance and surprise. Spring was celebrated in high fashion & design!!         […]

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