I’m finally getting my impressions out of the Chicago Flower and Garden Show. There are several other blogs such as Mr. McGregor’s Daughter , Garden Girl , and My Skinny Garden that covered the show with more detail than I ever could. As in past postings, I was more interested in patterns and textures; the use of colors and layering. While other visitors spent their time bent over to see plant labels I was trying to get an overall visual, a slice of the whole. Be sure to click on the pictures for a bigger view.
On the train from Michigan City, Indiana to the Millennium Station in Chicago. A cold and rainy day.
The Chicago skyline from Navy Pier.
Looking out over Lake Michigan.
The entrance of the Exhibition Hall. Note the patterns of the ceiling grid.
A picturesque potting table, in the autumn side. Mine will never look this pretty.
The winter side has lots of grasses for cold weather interest.
Getting started with a cold frame in the spring garden.
The woodland theme got my vote for favorite dinner party decor.
A lovely sedum display with…what is that?
Recurring themes: Pillars as fountains and walls.
Recurring themes: stone basins
This posting is long enough. More impressions later.