I could go on and on about the Spring Fling gushing just as this fountain does at the Chicago Botanic Garden. But I will try not to do that. The weather was just perfect for us as you can see by the sky shown here. The most quite time I believe was when we were in Rick Bayless garden. Maybe it was the presentation that took so long. This just goes to show how nice everyone was paying atttention when they would like to have been looking around. Carolyn Gail's garden was the sweetest little garden. I was pleasantly surprised to find we could all fit into her garden but it was so full of delightful plants and things that you didn't notice the size. With lovely roses as this one she said was thought to be from the confederate era. What ever era it sprang from it sure is a beauty. The bonus of touring her home was certainly appreciated. It is as welcoming as Carolyn herself.
The public garden in Wrigleyville was an eye-opener for me. I have read about these types of community gardens in magazines for years but had never been inside one. It is amazing the amount of veggies and fruits that they can produce here to help their community.
Lincoln Park showed us some sculptures. Of course it had much more to offer but I am trying to show a few different items seen and not yet posted about.
Below is the booty that I made it home with. After seeing all of the inspiring gardens with their containers and displays I just had to have a little something to remember the trip. So I opted for a nice big red container and a smaller one.
One of the other bonuses we received at the SF was a pair of Ethel Gloves. Ethel and I got out into the garden andI gave them a try out even though they are a bit small. Ethel and I got all planted.
I filled the large pot then...
the small planter. Of course I bought a few too many plants for the new planters so the overflow plants went into a concrete planter I already had. I am pleased that the Supertunia given to us by Proven Winners worked right into the color scheme of the chosen plants.