Lake Shore Drive Chicago
Parking was filling up quickly and the show had not even opened yet. I was allowed to go into the show before the public and there were only a few people milling around taking photos and videos.
It was a tulip extravaganza, tulips I never heard of before and so exciting to see them close up rather than in a catalog. Labeling is so important when displaying plantings. I will definitely be keeping a list of the bulbs for ordering during the summer.
Tulip Cape Town
Daffodil Great Expectations
The show was quite open this year with plenty of walking room between the displays but lots of retail booths towards the back of the show. Many were garden and plant related but some were not, like wall switch cover plates.
Coral Gerbera Daisy
Yellow Gerbera Daisy
La Bella Snapdragon
I think it is evident that one trend this year is INTENSE COLOR!