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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A Tropical Garden With a Sandbox

Submitted by on January 9, 2015 – 8:12 amNo Comment
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illinois_rock-island_sandboxOK, so it’s not really a garden event — but it does take place in a garden: the Sun Garden of the Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 Fourth Avenue, Rock Island, Illinois, to be exact.

Now through March 31, 2015, two tons of sand will be right in the middle of the indoor Sun Garden, creating a giant tropical sandbox.

The sandbox will be open for play during regular hours. Kids (and grownups) may bring their own toys or borrow some from the botanical center.

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