13 Tips Inspired by the Chicago Flower & Garden Show

Did you miss the Chicago Flower & Garden Show? You did? I’m sorry. I can help you with your loss by providing some of my favorite take-aways from the show. I can’t recreate the fragrance of hyacinths or beauty of a rose garden, but there is always more to learn about gardening. Let’s go there.

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Chicago Flower & Garden Show (Almost) In Bloom

If you’ve been a bit doubtful about those TV shows that do garden makeovers in a few days , know that it can be done. Yes, an Irish inspired garden with customized softscapes, hardscapes and water features. Yes, a Monarch Sanctuary. Yes, a Garden of Weeping Wonder with spruce, fir, beech, pine, ginkgo and Alaskan . . . → Read More: Chicago Flower & Garden Show (Almost) In Bloom

Anticipation – Chicago Flower & Garden Show

Mike and I are different. No, not just the obvious differences. Take the cherries below for example.

Well, you can’t actually take them because we had them with our pancakes yesterday morning. Let’s use ‘take’ a little less literally. We bring home a 10 pound bucket of frozen cherries from Door County every autumn. . . . → Read More: Anticipation – Chicago Flower & Garden Show

Zone 5 – Favorites On The 5th – Top 10 Takeaways From The Chicago Flower & Garden Show

Session after session after session after session. As the On-Site Seminar Manager for the Chicago Flower & Garden show, you’ve got to figure I have some takeaways to share. No, not leftover plants from the displays (darn). For this month’s Favorites on the Fifth, I’ll share my list of favorite informational takeaways from the show.

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Chicago Flower & Garden Show – Behind The Scenes

And now…the moment you’ve all been waiting for…the opening of the Chicago Flower & Garden Show. Wait!!!! It’s not time. It’s too early. It’s even too early for the Friday evening preview to be previewing. So I won’t take the mystery out of the show, but a sneak peak could be fun. A sneak preview . . . → Read More: Chicago Flower & Garden Show – Behind The Scenes

Zone 5 – Favorites On The 5th – Speaking At The Chicago Flower & Garden Show

I love this quote that Beth Burden sent out to all of the speakers at this year’s Chicago Flower & Garden Show…

IF YOU ARE DELAYED FOR ANY REASON: please call Carol, our on-site seminar manager.

Yep. Me. On-site seminar manager at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show that runs March 9 – 17 at . . . → Read More: Zone 5 – Favorites On The 5th – Speaking At The Chicago Flower & Garden Show

The Chicago Flower & Garden Show Started Yesterday For Me

My first trip to the Chicago Flower & Garden Show was 18 years ago. It was a defining moment for me. Mike and his Mom were already gardeners. My gardening experience at that time came down to ‘that which would grow in my gutters if I didn’t clean them.’ Perhaps I knew that the smiley . . . → Read More: The Chicago Flower & Garden Show Started Yesterday For Me

Chicago Flower & Garden Show – Win Free Tickets

I want free tickets to the Chicago Flower & Garden Show, don’t you? Check out their Facebook page to see that you can win tickets by sending in pictures of their advertising.

A CTA Bus Tail sent in by LaManda Joy of The Peterson Garden Project.

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Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – Max And Snookems At The Chicago Flower & Garden Show

She says: “Oh Max. Here comes Carol Cichorski and her ever present camera. What makes her so special that she is taking our picture at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show before it even opens?”

He says: “Don’t worry Snookems. Everyone from the Garden Writers Association can do that today.”

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Chicago Flower & Garden Show – Mike and I Are Speaking!!

Mike and I are both speaking at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show. I don’t know how exciting that is for you, but it is certainly exciting for us. The show is at Navy Pier, running from March 10th through 18th.

My dear hubby is vice president of the Central States Dahlia Society. He . . . → Read More: Chicago Flower & Garden Show – Mike and I Are Speaking!!