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Wednesday, March 15, 2017
The Chicago Flower & Garden Show Opens This Weekend!(Chicago,IL)
began early in Chicago this year, thanks to warmer-than-usual
temperatures. As green shoots emerge from the ground and buds pop from
tree branches, “Chicago’s Blooming” at Navy Pier, opening this saturday,
March 18! Plan your trip to the show to make your gardens, containers
and indoor and outdoor spaces better than ever!
to map out your visit to this year’s show? Visit our website for
schedules of Gardening Live presentations, seminars, Garden Gourmet and
daily Potting Parties and for a sneak peek at the 2017 display gardens.
Before you head to Navy Pier, download the GrowIt! app, which will
provide free information on virtually every flower in the display
Walking into the Chicago Flower & Garden Show is like walking through time. The entrance garden
(Garden 1) will feature floral displays commemorating the 100th
anniversary of show venue Navy Pier and the historic World Series win by
the Chicago Cubs. Look for other icons fashioned with florals, such as
the hallmark Picasso sculpture in Daley Plaza. As you meander through
Festival Hall, you’ll come across other historic and signature Chicago
elements, including the 811 Bungalow Garden (Garden 12), featuring a charming bungalow façade, and a section of elevated “L” tracks.
tips from experts across a variety of disciplines, from the science of
soil to the art of flower pressing, through jam-packed Seminar series and Gardening Live presentations.
inspired at the 20-plus feature gardens. We’ve shined the spotlight on
bungalow facades, urban agriculture, small space gardens, workspace
plants and flowers, health and healing gardens and oh, so much more.
Click here to get a preview of the 2017 garden displays.
your eyes on the culinary delights prepared by chefs presenting on the
Garden Gourmet stage. We’re thrilled to welcome several of the city’s
notable chefs, such as James Beard Award-winning Chef and Pilot Light
co-founder Paul Kahan, Chef John Coletta of Quartino and Laurel Boger of
Eli’s Cheesecake, among many others. Whet your appetite with a listing
of participating chefs here.
Bring a bag – and your excitement for improving your garden, landscape and décor – at the Marketplace.
Vendors from all over the Midwest and nation will offer a host of
goods, including flowers, bulbs, garden equipment, home improvement
supplies and green products and services.
The Wright Stuff
fusing of architecture and landscape, and of nature and form, is
inspiring and motivating. After the Chicago Flower & Garden Show,
you can check out another event that focuses on the influence of great
architectural vision and design, through the annual Wright Plus
Housewalk on May 20, presented by the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust. This year’s event celebrates the 150th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright’s birth and features four private Wright homes.
Book Your Stay with Oasis and Save!
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rental. The Oasis portfolio includes over 2,000 homes in 20+
destinations worldwide. Click here for full details!
Portrait of a Garden
part of its 20th Annual Chicago European Union Film Festival (CEUFF),
the Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of
Chicago will present Portrait of a Garden on Friday, March 10, at 2:00
pm and Sunday, March 12, at 3:00 pm. This contemplative documentary
looks at the care and feeding of the fruitful gardens of a vast Dutch
estate under the care of a veteran pruning master and his co-worker.
Chicago Flower & Garden Show email subscribers and patrons pay $7
admission (instead of $11) with the code "CHICAGO FLOWER & GARDEN
SHOW," valid in-person-only at the Film Center box office. To learn more
about Portrait of a Garden, visit www.siskelfilmcenter.org/portraitofagarden. To learn more about CEUFF and the 62 premieres presented from all 28 EU nations from March 3 through 30, visit www.siskelfilmcenter.org/ceuff.
Gardening Tip of the Day
a jump on the season by starting some flowers and vegetables indoors.
You’ll need a clear surface, bright light and warm, moist soil, and you
can increase your success by investing in some fluorescent lights, hung 4
to 6 inches above your seedlings as they start to grow. Set the timer
for 14 to 16 hours of light each day. Source: Melinda Myers.
Melinda is presenting a seminar at the show, “Create a Stunning Front
Yard and Entryway for All to Enjoy” on March 21 at 11 a.m, presented by
Birds & Blooms magazine.
Reserve your parking in advance and get there on time, stress free!
book convenient and affordable parking for the Chicago Flower and
Garden Show, we recommend using SpotHero, the nation’s leading parking