Views of the Chicago Flower and Garden Show part 1

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.

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Looking out over Lake Michigan. 

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 The entrance of the Exhibition Hall. Note the patterns of the ceiling grid.


The lushness of summer in the 4 seasons display. Vegetables and floral plants grow together with abandon.p31004041 p31004052

 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. 

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 A lovely sedum display with…what is that?

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 Recurring themes: Pillars as fountains and walls.

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Recurring themes: stone basins

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This posting is long enough. More impressions later.


About Jill-O

a girl who likes lakes, trees and critters; making an attempt at living the artistic life.
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2 Responses to Views of the Chicago Flower and Garden Show part 1

  1. Cathy says:

    It must have been such a sight to see, I always loved
    to go every year but I missed out this year because of work! ah@#! well at least I got to see lots of photos of the show’s displays. Wouldn’t it be nice to have all of that in and around your home?

  2. Joy says:

    Jill … what a contrast from the “outside” to the inside of that gorgeous show : )
    So nice to see .. thank you girl !

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