Chicago Botanic Garden
02/18/2017 at 14:38. Facebook
Things are waking up around here. Come see for yourself—it's going to be 65 degrees and sunny. #spring
Chicago Botanic Garden
02/17/2017 at 14:48. Facebook
Want to volunteer at the Garden? Come to our Spring Volunteer Opportunity Fair on Sunday & Monday, February 26 & 27, from 1 – 3 p.m.

Garden staff will be available to describe their work areas, operations, and current opportunities for volunteers, as well as to answer any questions you may have. Plan to attend either day of the Fair. Please R.S.V.P. to the Volunteer Services Office at (847)...
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Chicago Botanic Garden
02/16/2017 at 18:04. Facebook
Thanks for capturing this beautiful #winter #sunrise this morning, @picea83! #instagood
Chicago Botanic Garden
02/16/2017 at 15:24. Facebook
Days spent plotting & planning your vegetable garden chase away winter blues. Need inspiration? We recommend these catalogs & cultivars.

Demystifying Seed Catalogs
Chicago Botanic Garden
02/15/2017 at 16:17. Facebook
38 people interested · 4 people going

One Book One Garden book discussion

Chicago Botanic Garden
02/14/2017 at 14:31. Facebook
Happy Valentine's Day! Love is clearly in the air when naming the world's sexiest blooms, like this selection of orchids named after passion and love. Find these and more at the Orchid Show through March 26. #valentinesday #valentine
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Morning Music with Orchids

Take a walk & grab a sweet treat—we've got your Valentine's Day date covered. Special menu in the cafe through Tuesday, February 14.
Get a behind-the-scenes look at this year's Orchid Show as we put the finishing touches on highlights of the 2017 exhibition.

Designing the Orchid Show
Despite our groundhog's caution last week, signs of spring emerge in the Garden! Snowdrops are poking up in the Lakeside Garden today. #signsofspring #snowdrops #springflowers #mondaymotivation
Take a break from the roar of the stadium. Hear the gentle calls of this Eastern Screech Owl—a tiny and beautiful #SuperbOwl found at the Garden—on our blog at [ Link ]. (Plan a late summer evening visit this year to hear him in person.)
This majestic Great Horned Owl is possibly the most #SuperbOwl of all our local species. An occasional-to-casual visitor to the Garden, he can be spotted most often in old hawk nests in McDonald Woods or other wooded areas. There's something to see year-round at the Garden; come bird with us! Photo by Eric Kilby. [ Link ]
It's our favorite American pastime—#SuperbOwl Sunday! Find owls like this Long-Eared Owl when you #BirdThePreserves at the Garden this winter. [ Link ]
What's in Bloom? Orchids of course! Counting down the days to the #CBGOrchidShow, opening February 11!
The news from Punxsutawny, PA: groundhog saw his shadow. Our own Botanical Bill did, too, so 6 more weeks of winter. #groundhogday #natureplaygarden #groundhog #morningsun #ChicagoBotanicGarden
Our newest Plant Evaluation Notes are available. Download the results of our comparative trial on Geum and plus trials of 40 other species of plants well-suited to our region. [ Link ]

Plant Evaluation | Chicago Botanic Garden
Orchids do amazing things and are used in amazing ways. Here are six fun facts about orchids you would never imagine. #CBGOrchidShow

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Six Reasons Why Orchids Are Cool
Hot cocoa temps have returned outside. Inside, we have our own cocoa fix: back by popular demand to the Orchid Show this year are some of the fragrant orchids—including Oncidium ’Sharry Baby’, which smells like chocolate. #CBGOrchidShow opens in 2 weeks!
#Pareidolia is the name of the game for some orchids that want to be pollinated: mimic a pattern that looks like something your pollinator knows and would be attracted to. Other orchids use scent, or special "runway" markings with colors in the ultraviolet spectrum—viewable by insects, which can perceive a wider spectrum of color. #Itsamazingoutthere. Come see what's amazing in here....
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Separated at Birth? Orchid Lookalikes
The UFOs have landed! And new this year: an arch in progress. Setup is underway for the Orchid Show. #CBGOrchidShow