Winter Means It’s Time for Orchid Shows
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Orchids are the perfect winter flower. Redolent of the tropics whether grown in a Northern greenhouse or “wild” in a rainforest, their colors, shapes and scents attract travelers.
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Chicago Invaded By Giant Green Heads

Submitted by on August 14, 2013 – 4:16 pmNo Comment
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illinois_chicago_aug-2013-headWell, not really. But at first glance, that’s what it looks like.

This urban art installation involves huge green heads — and where the hair would be, flowers and other greenery.

Here are the locations of the planters.

It’s put together by Plant Green Ideas, a not-for-profit organization that strives to change the way people think about environmental issues through art, interaction and education.

(Photo ©2013 by Susan McKee)

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