Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Northern & Central Midwest

February, 2008
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Chicagoland Flower and Garden Show
The Chicagoland Flower and Garden show breathes spring into the air at its new Rosemont location from March 8 through 16. The Chicago Botanic Garden will be there, represented by experts discussing a number of gardening issues. The show runs Saturday through Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Thursday and Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is $12 weekday and $14 weekend. The venue is Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 N. River Rd., Rosemont, Illinois. For more info, go to:

Web Finds

You Grow Girl
The sassy You Grow Girl Web site has worked its way into a gardening community of contemporary gardeners who have a bit of a different take on gardening and plants. The basic message is to "do no harm," and the site has an organic bent. The founder, Gayla Trail, is essentially trying to encourage people to see the wonder of plants and foster a respect for nature. An interesting read on a cold night while waiting for spring.


Today's site banner is by EscondidoCal and is called "Water Hibiscus"