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Take a walk at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show.

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If you want to be wowed by spring flowers and have a few hours to spare, head on down to the Chicago Flower & Garden Show. It opened Saturday and continues through Sunday, March 20. You can find more information and buy tickets online at chicagoflower.com.

Want a sneak peek? Take a walk with me.

Get ready for a high-energy floral fantasy when you enter through the Electric Garden.

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The garden by Aquascape is my favorite. It features six different vignettes, all displaying fabulous water features.

Water cascades down a series of water bowls in this contemporary design.
Water cascades down a series of water bowls in this contemporary design.
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Who wouldn’t love sitting in this slate chair enjoying a fire, watching the koi, and listening to the sound of the waterfall?
This water feature looks like it's right out of the Northwoods.
This water feature looks like it’s right out of the Northwoods.

A garden built by Christy Webber beautifully demonstrates the importance of calling JULIE before we dig.

I loved this unique idea to grow veggies vertically.
Check out this unique idea to grow veggies vertically.
Remember to call JULIE before digging a pond.
Remember to call JULIE before digging a pond.

The Brookfield Zoo designed a whimsical garden with larger-than-life topiaries.

The 14-foot wingspan of this butterfly is covered with pansies.
The 14-foot wingspan of this butterfly is covered with pansies. The blooms were just starting to open on Saturday. Imagine what this looks like now!
The 33-foot long snake and 11-foot tall peacock are incredible!
The 33-foot long snake and 11-foot tall peacock are incredible!

The Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences shows off their programs: Horticulture, Mechanics & Technology, Food Science, Animal Science and Ag Finance.

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Bring the kids or grandkids! There are plenty of activities especially for them.

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Kids at Chicago Flower Show - 2

Bring cash or your credit card. There is a lot of cool stuff to buy. I bought some bulbs, a bouquet of cut flowers, a couple books, and a Seedkeeper.

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And there’s more: more gardens, sculpture, floral arrangements, tablescapes, and competitions of photographs and window boxes. Did I mention all the awesome speakers and culinary demonstrations?

Get inspired at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show and then get ready to garden with me!

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