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RE: Chicago Garden Show

Sounds like an average show... would have been nice to see it, but glad I
stayed home and got some things done around here.

Your birthday?!? Did we miss it? Oh no... Happy Birthday Mardi!


> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> Behalf Of mlrasmus@rockwellcollins.com
> Sent: Monday, March 20, 2006 9:38 AM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: [CHAT] Chicago Garden Show
> Did anyone go to Chicago Garden Show at Navy Pier this
> year? Haven't really heard about it....
> Donna
> Mom and I went, as we were in town for an Elderhostel at the Art Institute
> that week.  The huge bamboo curtain was interesting, as were some of the
> plants in the PW display.  We didn't stay for any of the seminars.  I'm
> looking for hardscape ideas for my 6 acres and there were quite a few
> interesting items - 4 columns with an open frame on top, a couple of
> arbor-type structures to make you want to move thorugh a garden, stuff
> like
> that.  About a third of the hall was people selling stuff (okay, I ended
> up
> with 60 pounds of concrete kitties - Mom used the excuse that it was my
> birthday).  There was a big pond in the middle of the hall with some nice
> touches, but I'm not a ponder - maybe some of your friends could let you
> know if that part was worthwhile.  I could have spent more time with the
> exhibits, but Mom got tired.  There was probably more there than to see.
> Parking, while not cheap at the flat rate of $22, is very well planned and
> not a problem at all.
> Just my two cents.
> Mardi
> Iowa z4b
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