Plan this year's garden with an expert

Ducky daylilyBy John Scheer 

Wicker Park veteran gardener Richard Tilley offers his view of gardening in the city April 1 when the East Village Association meets at 7 p.m. at the Happy Village Tavern, 1059 N. Wolcott.

Tilley teaches seed starting and tool sharpening workshops, has 3 city lots of gardens, grows great vegetables and about 2,000 flowers from seed each year. Richard also is one of the teachers in Wicker Park each Saturday.

He has about 50 years of experience in urban gardening and is a very interesting speaker. He is interested in addressing starting plants from seed, giving timetables for vegetable plantings and tips on good vegetable gardens, and working with flower and shrub gardens.

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