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    Post #1 - May 30th, 2017, 12:52 pm
    Post #1 - May 30th, 2017, 12:52 pm Post #1 - May 30th, 2017, 12:52 pm
    We moved into our house last August and we now have a pretty good sized yard with lots of mature perennials to take care of. I'm only a beginning gardener and I'm worried about ruining everything. Does anyone know of a master gardener who might be willing to come over for a couple of hours to walk me through the yard (paid, of course! )? We are on the border of Evanston and Skokie.I'd like to make sure I know what everything is and the best way to care for them through the season. Thanks!
  • Post #2 - May 30th, 2017, 2:44 pm
    Post #2 - May 30th, 2017, 2:44 pm Post #2 - May 30th, 2017, 2:44 pm
    LauraS wrote:We moved into our house last August and we now have a pretty good sized yard with lots of mature perennials to take care of. I'm only a beginning gardener and I'm worried about ruining everything. Does anyone know of a master gardener who might be willing to come over for a couple of hours to walk me through the yard (paid, of course! )? We are on the border of Evanston and Skokie.I'd like to make sure I know what everything is and the best way to care for them through the season. Thanks!


    Joan Murray at Gethsemane. Will introduce you.
    Ava-"If you get down and out, just get in the kitchen and bake a cake."- Jean Strickland

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  • Post #3 - May 31st, 2017, 8:27 am
    Post #3 - May 31st, 2017, 8:27 am Post #3 - May 31st, 2017, 8:27 am
    Good luck! We'll be rooting for this to work out since then maybe we can try the same thing.

    We moved to NW Evanston five years ago and have gone through more effort than I care to recount trying to find someone. (In fact, somewhere on this forum may be our post asking somewhat the same question. You may want to try the search function and see if you can find it. I recall a number of responses.) It has been extremely difficult--and my wife even works at the Chicago Botanic Garden. We'll be very eager to see what you dig up (pun intended).
    Gypsy Boy

    "I am not a glutton--I am an explorer of food." (Erma Bombeck)
  • Post #4 - June 30th, 2017, 9:14 am
    Post #4 - June 30th, 2017, 9:14 am Post #4 - June 30th, 2017, 9:14 am
    Just saw this posting today so it may be too late to help you for this year, but there's always 2018...

    A couple of years ago I did some social media work for a guy who does exactly what you're looking for. He will do as much or as little as you want, from basic consulting to actually doing all the work for you, while you just enjoy the harvest. As I recall, he also teaches cheese-making classes.

    His business is called Green Thumb at Your Service, website: http://www.greenthumbatyourservice.com/
  • Post #5 - July 4th, 2017, 6:17 pm
    Post #5 - July 4th, 2017, 6:17 pm Post #5 - July 4th, 2017, 6:17 pm
    Jasubar wrote:Just saw this posting today so it may be too late to help you for this year, but there's always 2018...

    A couple of years ago I did some social media work for a guy who does exactly what you're looking for. He will do as much or as little as you want, from basic consulting to actually doing all the work for you, while you just enjoy the harvest. As I recall, he also teaches cheese-making classes.

    His business is called Green Thumb at Your Service, website: http://www.greenthumbatyourservice.com/

    Thank you! I didn't end up finding someone yet, but I still need help knowing how to take care of everything at the end of the growing season, including dividing some massive hostas. I will check out his business!

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