Chicago Botanic Garden
01/19/2017 at 15:38. Facebook
According to Fruit and Vegetable Garden horticulturist Lisa Hilgenberg, here's why you, the home gardener, should start a seed collection. #CBGSeedSwap

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Share seeds, swap stories…while contributing so much more

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Chicago Botanic Garden
01/18/2017 at 17:43. Facebook
Happy Birthday, A.A. Milne. On this #WinniethePoohDay, some of your words of wisdom from a Bear wandering the woods. #onthisday
Chicago Botanic Garden
01/17/2017 at 20:50. Facebook
The Orchid Show: February 11 – March 26, 2017
Escape from winter at the Chicago Botanic Garden’s Orchid Show. This year, at our biggest flower show of the year, we’re taking a playful look at orchids and popular culture. [ Chicagobotanic.org Link ]
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01/17/2017 at 15:11. Facebook
Catch a rainbow of blooms in the greenhouses today, from calamondin orange to blue ginger. #whatsinbloom
Chicago Botanic Garden
01/14/2017 at 14:00. Facebook
Catch Fruit & Vegetable Garden horticulturist Lisa Hilgenberg​ live on The Mike Nowak Show​, at 10 a.m. this morning on WCGO 1590AM and streaming live at .
Food historian William Woys Weaver shares the stories held within the heirloom #seeds in the Roughwood Seed Collection.

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Sharing the Cultural Legacy Held Within Each Seed

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This week's greenhouse blooms feature a delicate shade of pink—or is it purple? #whatsinbloom
A few simple tips make repotting cacti a lot less painful. #cactus #howto

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Repotting Cactus

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Coming for Seed Swap on Sunday, January 22? Try our adult cooking class, "Seeds: Crunch and Flavor Punch." Receive free parking with paid class registration. Visit chgobg.org/seedweekend for more info.
Seed Swap is now Super Seed Weekend—come for a class, stay for the day's events! Receive free parking with paid class registration. Classes offered on Saturday include:
• Organic Vegetable Gardening Basics
• Beginning Seed Starting
• Planning Your Garden for Seed Saving
• Workshop: Making your own Seed Balls
• Family Workshop: Loco for Cocoa!
Visit chgobg.org/seedweekend to sign up.

Super Seed Weekend | Chicago Botanic Garden

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The Garden View Café will close for general cleaning and maintenance Monday–Wednesday, January 9 through 11. A temporary café will be available in the Lakeside Room in the Visitor Center.
It's chilly outside, but inside the greenhouses we are snuggled up in Red Velvet and Emerald Lace under the Blue Glory Bower. #whatsinbloom
We're lending Autumnal Leaves this winter for a spring exhibition in Philly! #rarebooks

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Autumnal Leaves on Loan to Philadelphia

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Take a nature break in the greenhouses today. Many of our aloe species are in full bloom this time of year, as well as the amusingly-named giant yellow shrimp plant (Barleria oenotheroides). #whatsinbloom
Next spring, plan some green in your winter garden with these evergreen perennials.
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Add green to winter drab—plant evergreen perennials

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Begin your #happynewyear at the Garden! We are open today. Fire up your #resolutions with a walk in the fresh air.
Our summer population are long gone, but the permanent resident birds are enjoying a bounty of seeds this winter. #birding
Happy Boxing Day! After last week's cold snap, warmer weather feels almost balmy. Visiting this week? Bring this BOGO offer from ComEd on your visit! [ Bit.ly Link ]