I would be remiss if I didn't mention that the Chicago Flower & Garden Show is going on at Navy Pier now through March 15th. If you're in the area, I highly recommend you check it out. I was there on opening day last Saturday, and there are a number of innovative displays, plus shopping and seminars. I apologize for the lack of photos here, but as usual I forgot my camera. The show's displays focused on water conservation and greening urban or suburban spaces. It was very timely and attractive too. My favorite display was the Shedd Aquarium's, with simulated rainfall, a stream, and some of my favorite plants, including salvia and some perfectly puffed prairie smoke (Geum triflorum).
I would like to thank the Chicago-area garden bloggers Mr. McGregor's Daughter, Mr. Brown Thumb, Garden Girl, and Gina from My Skinny Garden for their presentation--their information and ideas were great inspiration to finally get this blog going!
Anyway, this show is back at Navy Pier after a brief suburban hiatus, and it's one of the most enjoyable gardening events in our area. I hope you'll enjoy it too!