Stopping to Smell the Flowers…Flower & Garden Show 2018


This past weekend, Chicago’s Navy Pier hosted the Flower & Garden Show. I’ve recently taken an interest in turning my brown thumb green. IĀ  started a vegetable garden last year and have even been attempting to keep house plants alive. Since I still consider myself a novice in this game, I figured I’d head on over to get some inspiration and knowledge from the experts.

The Flower & Garden show had beautiful flower displays as well as a few teaching demos. I didn’t have much time so my focus was on visual inspiration. So I’ll take you all on this journey with me in case you also like to occasionally stop and smell the flowers…

By the way, this is the emptiest I’ve ever seen Navy Pier. Could have had something to do with the 30 degree temperature…

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This year’s theme was “Every Garden Has a Story to Tell”

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I was welcomed in to a beautiful flower landscape creating the ambiance of a storybook fairy tale.

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These beautiful floral tablescapes used floral arrangements to create a story book feel.

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Although the camera could not pick up the water flowing from the large fountains, this display gave me tropical rain forest vibes.

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I had to grab a close up of the tropical foliage displayed near the fountain. I love the variety of green foliage accented with pops of pink.

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This plant is so amazing to me. Who knew Flaming Hot Cheetos grew on trees?? Lol

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Hmmm….does this mean that Cheetos are organic??

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I love the idea of creating a diy flower stand. This looks like it could be replicated by using recycled wooden pallets. I could imagine throwing on a nice coat of paint or stain.

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Definitely going to try to recreate this display this summer. I love the concept of combining small scrubs with pops of color and some hanging foliage.

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Another plant stand that will work for an indoor or outdoor display. I think a spray paint of a glistening metallic color will really make it pop.

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What a way to create height! I’ve been thinking about ways to use a floral display that also adds additional privacy to our backyard space. I also love the use of the stacked pots to add height variance.

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The hubby built garden/flower box for me last year. I managed to grew quite a bit for a first try. This year, I’m trying to reach this level of goals.

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I love the texture and beauty of succulents. Unfortunately, I can’t get enough bright sunlight in my house to keep them alive.

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I hope you all have been inspired as much as I have been. I’m looking forward to some inexpensive diys, creating jaw dropping floral displays, and a garden of lush veggies! I’ll keep you all updated on how I’m doing it.

Do you have any plans for spring/summer gardening?

 

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