Welcome. We're Glad Your Here!


Well...it is more like *I'm* glad you're here.  I'm Jake Parrillo and I'm a novice gardener. This is one of my little spots on the Web.  Hornbeam Hill is the name of my garden in Downers Grove, Illinois.  I started working the garden at Hornbeam Hill in May of 2017.  That was while our house was being built.  That didn't stop us from planting a few trees including this Dawn Redwood on Earth Day 2017.

This place is designed to show all the little steps we're taking to make Hornbeam Hill a garden we love.  It is a little bit of 'progress' every day - or every time we step into the yard.

I'm a Dad of three little ones who help me in the garden everyday.  My full bio can be found on my blog.


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