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July has turned out to be a fantastic month for planting a new garden. We’re having plenty of daytime sunshine and rain in the late night hours. There’s still a fantastic supply of plant material in the Chicago area nurseries and there will be until the end of September. Now is a great time to have a landscape planned and implemented. Although consistent watering is essential to keep any new planting vibrant and healthy this time of year.

Watercolour Gardens creates gardens on Chicago’s North Shore and throughout the entire city.  We offer a free initial consultation and work with many types of properties and budgets.  Having been educated at Oxford in a progressive manner of designing gardens, Jason Hartong can use his design philosophy and adapt to either a contemporary or traditional spaces.  Reflecting the character and style of the home in the landscape is essential to creating a lasting, pleasing impression.

Watercolour Gardens can be contacted at 847.380.2699 or visit www.watercolourgardens.com for more details.  We look forward to serving you.

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Chicago in the 1920’s had many covert watering holes. Secret knocks. Rotating bookcases. There’s a lot of lore about these sinful places of hard liquor, philandering fedoras and loose women. The end of prohibition dried these places into the pages of history – at least one would think.

Hidden away in plain view, unobservant eyes might easily miss the entrance to a modern-day speakeasy. The Violet Hour, on Damen Avenue, is Chicago’s 21st century speakeasy. Great mixologists work delicately, creating drinks of historical accuracy and contemporary flavor. The entire environment has an impressive decor’, which brings a classic London club vibe to contemporary patrons. It’s a place of taste and old-fashioned rules. No phones and proper attire required. Philandering still encouraged.

The Violet Hour, 1520 North Damen Avenue, Chicago 60622.

For more about the 1920’s speakeasy, click here.

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