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Cultivate’17: An Amazing Horticulture Experience

If you have ever wondered what it would be like to attend a horticulture industry trade show, here’s a recap of the time I just spent at Cultivate’17 presented by AmericanHort. For plant nerds like me,  it is like a chocoholic spending three days in a chocolate factory. A display at the airport lets you… Continue reading Cultivate’17: An Amazing Horticulture Experience

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Walk through my Early Summer Landscape

When you read this, I will probably be on a plane on my way to my first Garden Bloggers Fling in Washington, D.C. I am so excited to spend time with other garden-loving folks while walking through amazing public and private gardens in the nation’s capitol, Maryland and Virginia. And I can’t wait to share… Continue reading Walk through my Early Summer Landscape

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Front Porch Tropical Paradise

I love purple. I typically can’t get enough purple flowers, purple foliage, and purple pots. I had every intention of welcoming guests to our home this summer with a front porch packed with purple. And then it happened. Our order of tropical plants arrived at work. While unwrapping mandevillas winding their way up trellises and… Continue reading Front Porch Tropical Paradise

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Walk through Friendship Park Conservatory

Several weeks ago, I spoke to the Garden Club of Mt. Prospect at the Friendship Park Conservatory in Des Plaines. I arrived early so I would have time to experience the conservatory before my presentation. Outside, winter winds were gusting over 50 mph but inside the conservatory, the air was warm and the flowers and… Continue reading Walk through Friendship Park Conservatory

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Gardens of the Chicago Flower & Garden Show

From the moment you enter this year’s Chicago Flower & Garden show, you know you are in for a treat. Paying homage to Navy Pier’s 100th birthday, the entrance garden features Chicago landmarks, pink and white roses, lush ferns and purple Senetti pericallis. I love the exhibits of tulips, hyacinths and roses. I am more… Continue reading Gardens of the Chicago Flower & Garden Show