|The entrance to the exhibit|
Spring is almost here again. We've had a terrible winter season and signs of spring coming in is a sign of big relief. Spring brings one of the most awesome events in Chicago. Yes, I am talking about the Chicago Flower and Garden Show in Navy Pier.
|A fountain near the entrance.|
This year I enjoyed a lot of their exhibits. One of them is an exhibit of old file cabinets used to contain plants and flowers. It's a pretty ingenious way of reusing them.
|Flowers in old file cabinets.|
This year, instead of making my visit miserable by carrying a bag full of photographic equipment, I decided to bring one camera...yes, one camera, my Canon G15
. A small but powerful camera that can shoot in raw and pretty good in lowlight.
|There is even some honeycomb in this one.|
|The old file cabinet exhibit is pretty much artsy and ingenious at the same time.|
Next is the Paradigm Shifts. The shifts in the exhibit is decorated and created by different artists. They cover subjects from fashion, to peace, to different cultures. There's a lot of stuff to see here.
|One shift that has models imprinted on it.|
|This one is complete with a hat.|
|Camo with a bullet belt in it. And yes those are bullets.|
The art of floral exhibit is another interesting area in the show. Here they showcase art and flower arrangements from different artists at the same time.
|One of the entries in the artsy plants exhibit.|
|Flowers arranged to look like a deers head.|
|The honeycombs in one of the drawers of the file cabinets.|
|I love this shot of the tulips.|
|One of the vendor exhibits. This one is from Crate and Barrel.|
|So what's in the menu?|
|This one is near the center of the exhibit.|
|The photo contest area.|
|Taken in the Tulip section.|
|Another shot from the Tulip area.|
The photo contest showcases the best of plant and flower photography from different photographers. I wasn't able to enter this year due to the fact that I was so busy with other stuff. I'll be in it again next year. Hopefully I win best in show again.
|This looks familiar. It looks like the same one from last year.|
|Inside the Peterson Garden Project area.|
|Lots of tips for gardening here.|
The Tablescapes area is pretty good this year. Lots of stuff to see from different businesses and organizations ranging from wedding planners, florists grocery stores and more.
|More of a fashion type tablescape for this one. |
|Flowers, and more flowers!|
|This one is a wedding themed tablescape.|
|Complete with shoes and a stuff toy.|
|This is one big tablescape. And one of my favorites.|
|More of like a fairy tale tablescape.|
And last but not the least...the marketplace, where you can buy whatever you need for gardening. They even serve wine and spirits.
The show runs from March 15-23 2014. For more information visit the Chicago Flower and Garden show website at: http://www.chicagoflower.com/