"A slow sort of country!" said the Queen. "Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!"
There were so many other things to enjoy that I couldn't possibly cover them all, but here are some highlights.
Mine aspires to be this impressive someday.
Ted's Greenhouse is the highlight for some of us. After agonizing for hours, I brought home four cute little succulents, plus a fat spiny Echinofossulocactus for TMCH's office. And I did buy the hedgehog I wanted. Yay!
MrBrownThumb and the generosity of the show's organizers, many of us had media passes to the show. I met up with several other garden bloggers on Sunday: MrBrownThumb, Linda/GardenGirl, Alexander/Finding My Green Thumb, Gina/MySkinnyGarden, Kylee and Louise/OurLittleAcre, Cara/BlueHydrangea, Xanboni, Beth Botts/Growing in Chicago, and ShawnaCoronado (I hope I'm not forgetting anyone!). On Wednesday I went back with MrBrownThumb and Monica/GardenFaerie, and we scored free cheesecake without having to sit through a lesson on how to make it.
Now maybe I can survive until Real Spring gets here!
P.S. The rest of the photos are here: Chicago Flower and Garden Show