On May 17, 2011, xgardengirl from Chicago, IL wrote:
I went to this garden center two years ago and purchased so many wonderful plants and containers. The staff helped me select everything. I wonder what happened to the Rose Lady because I have some questions about pruning or not pruning and treating for Japanese Beetles or not treating. I would like to find her again.
On May 17th, 2011, xgardengirl added the following:
I also purchased some very tall daylillies. They had nordic names like \'Olafs Daughter\' \'Olaf the Conqueror\' and \'Scandanavia\' I did some research and found that they were hybridized by Brian Mahieu but I have not found another local source. The things that I really like about them is they have unusual twisted spidery petals, they have a stardust white shimmer visible at dusk and they are very tall, 5\' or 6\' They have multiplied in my garden and I would like to add more if I could find another seller of these wonderful lillies.
On May 31, 2008, wickerparker from Chicago, IL wrote:
Fertile Gardens is a great city spot mostly for annuals of which they usually have a wonderful selection encompassing lots of out-of-the-ordinary plants. Perennial selection not terribly extensive or impressive. I rarely find anything in the perennial department I have to have (or don't already have), and that's saying a mouthful. Tree and shrub selection, though, is pretty darned good for such a small city nursery. Supplies, remedies, tools: pretty basic. Nice people, though, and convenient location for north siders. Definitely worth the trip for the annuals and the best of the small neighborhood garden centers.