Fluttering Flowers
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Regular readers of this blog know that your Road Trips Gardener considers butterflies as fluttering flowers (of course, they’re privileged visitors to gardens as well).
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“Silver Linings” at Chicago’s Garfield Park

Submitted by on December 29, 2014 – 8:45 amNo Comment
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illinois_chicago_garfield_poinsettiasIn June 2011, the Garfield Park Conservatory stood in the path of one of the worst hail storms Chicago has ever seen. After years of construction, limited access, and the challenges of protecting the plant collection, the newly renovated Show House was ready for the holiday flower show under a brand new glass roof over a renovated steel structure.

“Silver Linings” serves as a reminder that no matter how dire the situation, the pendulum will inevitably swing in a positive direction. The Show House has been restored to the original design that Jens Jensen envisioned.

The holiday show is open through January 4, 2015, in the Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 North Central Park Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.

(Photo courtesy of Garfield Park Conservatory)

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