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Take a walk at the Orchid Show.

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Don’t let Old Man Winter ruin your mood today. Let me lift your spirits with a walk through the Orchid Show at the Chicago Botanic Garden.

Ten thousands orchids are arranged in this year’s theme A Study of Contrasts. On display are the tiniest of the tiny and huge specimens; orchids that reside in treetops and types that dwell at ground level; and some that grow in the sun and others that prefer shade – to name just a few.

Oncidium Twinkle is one of the smallest orchids.
Oncidium Twinkle is one of the smallest orchids.
Some orchids grow in the treetops.
Some orchids grow in the treetops.
Palm trees set a tropical tone and provide shade for the orchids.
Palm trees set a tropical tone and provide homes for the orchids.
Orchids are beautiful companions to other tropical plants.
Orchids are beautiful companions to other tropical plants.
The lady's slipper orchid is one of my favorites.
The lady’s slipper orchid is one of my favorites.

Enjoy the orchids in a rainbow of colors and variety of forms. Each and every orchid is a work of art, sure to take your breath away.

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Orchid Close Up - 1

The Orchid Show is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through March 13. Tickets prices are $8 for children and $10 for adults. Discounts are available for seniors and garden members. There is an additional charge for parking. More information can be found at www.chicagobotanic.org.

Even on a day like today, you can garden with me!

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