It's the battle of the flower powerhouses—which bloom signals the peak of summer to you? The stately sunflower or the free-spirited coneflower? Click "like" for sunflower, "love" for coneflower. Learn more about your favorite summer blooms at chgobg.org/_sunflowers and chgobg.org/_coneflowers #whatsinbloom #fridayfeeling #summer
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Judy Scray Hernke
Betty Ann Bergsbaken
Chicago Botanic Garden
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07/20/2017 at 17:37. Facebook
Our Victoria waterlily is about to open its first bloom of the season—possibly this evening or Friday evening. See our 2010 video for some interesting facts about the plant. [ Youtu.be Link ]
Our Victoria waterlily is about to open its first bloom of the
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07/20/2017 at 16:00. Facebook
The Ikebana International Show is this weekend. This entry from 2012 by Annika Au showcasing the Ohana School style highlights some of the current plants in Brazil in the Garden this summer. :D

Sunday is New Member Day; become a member on Sunday and receive discounts for class registrations, tram tours, and more. Full event schedule at [ Chgobg.org Link ]

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The Ikebana International Show is this weekend This entry from 2012 by

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Jeremy Davit
Martha Putz
Honey Newski
Chicago Botanic Garden
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07/20/2017 at 13:31. Facebook
This butterfly that can mimic a dead leaf better than an actual dead leaf can.

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This butterfly that can mimic a dead leaf better than an actual dead leaf can

Don’t trust your eyes—that leaf is actually a butterfly

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Georgiana Rosario
Christine Marie
Wendy Goodman
Chicago Botanic Garden
Chicago Botanic Garden
07/19/2017 at 17:59. Facebook
We recently got our largest shipment of Atlas Moth cocoons since Butterflies & Blooms opened, and we may get a few more this week. So far we have seven of these majestic moths in the exhibit right now, although we could only get 5 on camera at once. Don't miss this moth, and keep an eye out for another rare Lepidoptera in the exhibit—the well-camouflaged Orange Deadleaf butterfly. #butterflies... View more »
We recently got our largest shipment of Atlas Moth cocoons since Butterflies

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Chicago Botanic Garden
07/19/2017 at 15:25. Facebook
Don't forget to pick up your free Dolce Fresca basil plant (and a delicious recipe) when you visit the Fruit & Vegetable Garden Wednesdays – Fridays, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. and Saturdays & Sundays, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. through July.

PRO TIP: Don't store fresh-cut basil in your refrigerator—temperatures below 48 degrees will turn it black. If you can't use your basil the same day you harvest it, keep... View more »
Don't forget to pick up your free Dolce Fresca basil plant and

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Chicago Botanic Garden
07/18/2017 at 14:20. Facebook
Tomato plants can succumb to several diseases. Viruses, fungi and bacteria are the usual culprits. Infected plants may have leaves that are dry, curled, yellow, wilted or have brown or black spots. Early blight, septoria leaf spot, and verticillium and fusarium wilts are a few of the stubborn diseases that can kill a plant. What’s going on with your tomato plants this summer? Find answers at ... View more »
Tomato plants can succumb to several diseases Viruses fungi and bacteria are

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Norma McCown Omelanuk
Lori Sandford
Chicago Botanic Garden
Chicago Botanic Garden
07/17/2017 at 18:47. Facebook
The Garden is open, and all classes, camps, and events have resumed. Flood waters continue to recede along the Great Basin shoreline. Join us for our carillon concert at 7 p.m. this evening with carillonneur Wylie Crawford. What's in bloom today? Roses, coneflowers, phlox, allium, and buttonbush. #whatsinbloom #mondaymotivation
The Garden is open and all classes camps and events have resumed

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Cheryl Hutcherson
Jill Heidrich
Chicago Botanic Garden
Chicago Botanic Garden
07/15/2017 at 22:00. Facebook
Garden is open regular hours on Sunday, July 16. Visit [ Chicagobotanic.org Link ] for details.
Garden is open regular hours on Sunday July 16 Visit for details

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Elizabeth Krueger
Cheryl Clark Kelly
Jeremy Davit
The Garden will be open on Saturday, July 15, from noon - 5 p.m. Recent flooding has limited the capacity of our parking lots and entry road, but we hope that even in these limited hours, visitors can enjoy the beauty of the Garden.

Given these limitations, we ask for your patience as traffic is rerouted in and out of the Garden. Some offerings and programs have been canceled.

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The Garden will be open on Saturday July 15 from noon 5

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Nancy Soos
Christina Preston
Patty Elder
The Chicago Botanic Garden will be closed on Friday, July 14, due to flooding impacts. All camps and classes are canceled. We will reopen as soon as it is safe to do so. The Cactus and Succulent Society of Greater Chicago Show and Sale has been canceled for this weekend. For more information:
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The Chicago Botanic Garden will be closed on Friday July 14 due

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Lolla Chimitris
Rose Bradley
Samantha Coppi Scalabrino
The Garden is closed today, July 13, until further notice because of flooding in the roadways. We will reopen as soon as it is safe to do so. Please monitor this page for Garden updates.
The Garden is closed today July 13 until further notice because of

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Marcus Kirby
Tamara Jackson
Pamela Martin
Due to weather conditions, the Garden will close tonight at 7 p.m. and the Dancin’ Sprouts concert has been canceled. Unless you have otherwise been notified, classes will continue as scheduled. Please monitor this page for other Garden updates.
Due to weather conditions the Garden will close tonight at 7 p

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Michael Dannhauser
Conni Gyenes Sowin
Elizabeth Krueger
The making of Brazil in the Garden started with an unlikely source, a family’s brick townhouse in Philadelphia.

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The making of Brazil in the Garden started with an unlikely source

The Inspiration for Brazil in the Garden

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Could your tomato plants use a drink about now? Don’t rely on rainfall alone to soak the soil. Big leafy plants shed raindrops away from the roots. They need a deep soak, and that could mean once a day when it’s hot. Don’t worry if a well-watered, healthy plant curls its leaves. It’s conserving moisture and will return to normal at sunset. Not sure how much water is enough? Slowly pour a... View more »
Could your tomato plants use a drink about now Don’t rely on

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Marla Green
Marla Green
Lee Walker
This past June, USO families and veterans were welcomed to a special day at the Chicago Botanic Garden.

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This past June USO families and veterans were welcomed to a special

Military Family Appreciation Day

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What's in bloom today? Roses, false sunflower, lobelia, and obedient plant. Follow us on Snapchat for more gorgeous views of the Garden. #whatsinbloom
What's in bloom today Roses false sunflower lobelia and obedient plant Follow

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Mari Gomez
Leah Morimoto
Edes Powell Gilbert
Travel alert: Traffic in the vicinity of Lake Cook Road may be extremely heavy at times this afternoon due to Ravinia Festival. Please consider using the Metra North Line to avoid traffic, or approach the Garden from the east on Green Bay Road. Thank you!
Travel alert: Traffic in the vicinity of Lake Cook Road may be

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Learn more about the history of Brazilian flora in the Garden this summer during Flora Brasil—a special collections exhibition.

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Learn more about the history of Brazilian flora in the Garden this

Flora Brasil

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The Northshore Iris and Daylily Show & Sale is this weekend. Sign up for Nature Nights on Saturday for Brazil-themed family fun. Learn about Brazilian orchids in Sunday afternoon's free lecture. #CBGevenings #chicagoevents [ Chgobg.org Link ]

Monday: Carillon Concert with Hunter Chase at 7 p.m.
Tuesday: Midwest Young Artists at 10 a.m., Second Time Around at 6 p.m.
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