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Asia in Bloom: The Orchid Show at the Chicago Botanic Garden

Asia in Bloom Orchid Show, Chicago Botanic Garden | https://www.roseclearfield.com

Late last month, Tommy and I made a quick trip down to Illinois for the annual orchid show, this year’s theme Asia in Bloom, at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Somehow before last year, I’d never been to the botanic garden, or only had many many years ago, which is ridiculous, considering how many years I’ve lived within an hour of it. So I’m making a point to go at least once a year now.

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Naughty or Nice Holiday Floral Show at the Domes

Mitchell Park Domes Naughty or Nice Holiday Floral Show | https://www.roseclearfield.com

I get so excited for favorite Christmas traditions, and the holiday show at the Domes is no exception. This year’s show, Naughty or Nice, offers a behind the scenes look of the elves at the North Pole, making toys and checking their lists. The focal point of the show is a 25-foot tall tree, encircled by a garland displaying Santa’s naughty or nice list. The exhibit also showcases rows and rows of gorgeous poinsettias in white, red, and pink.

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Flower Power Fall Floral Show at the Domes

Mitchell Park Domes Flower Power Fall Floral Show | https://www.roseclearfield.com

It feels like forever ago that I published my Dome’s summer floral show post. Since we got Tommy, I don’t even know how time is supposed to feel anymore. But I did go to the summer show in mid-June and now we’re starting November (what?), so it wasn’t like it was yesterday either.

The fall floral show theme is Flower Power, which is fun.  The floral displays include fall mums, coleus, morning glory, patchouli, and False Aralia.

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Ultra Violet Summer Floral Show at the Domes

Mitchell Park Domes Ultra Violet Summer Floral Show | https://www.roseclearfield.com

The summer floral show, Ultra Violet, is up and running at the Mitchell Park Domes through September 10! Yes, ultra violet means that the entire show is purple, which is a lot of fun and just really different from their other shows the past couple of years.

Ultra Violet features a wide range of purple from indigo to iridescent purple with angelonia, impatiens, petunias, persian shield, heliotrope, dusty miller, tibouchina shrubs, vinca, and more. (As always, thanks to the Domes for providing information about the flowers because I’m clueless about most flower names.)

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For the Birds Spring Floral Show at the Domes

The spring floral show, For the Birds, is up and running at the Mitchell Park Domes through May 29! As always, the Domes did a fabulous job with their featured seasonal show. The flowers are so colorful, and the birds scattered throughout the exhibit add such a sweet touch. A local organization donated the bird feeders and bird houses for the exhibit.

The flowers featured include blue hydrangeas, white Easter lilies, multicolored tulips, and forget-me-nots as well as flowering crabapple trees. (Thank you to the Domes Facebook page for providing this information because I don’t know the names of most flowers.) The birds featured are native to Wisconsin and include robins, red-tailed hawks, mourning doves, loons, and grackles. If you visit with kids, you can pick up scavenger hunt sheets to help you find the different flowers and birds.

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