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Chicago's Flower & Garden Show boasts sports theme

by webdev

January 07, 2011

The annual Chicago Flower & Garden Show held March 5 to 13 will feature a "Sport of Gardening" theme, allowing participants to challenge competitors in a horticultural competition.

According to The Chicago Tribune, the show is collaborating with the Chicago Botanic Garden to host the displays and competitions, which feature several categories including houseplants, window boxes and miniature landscapes, among others.

Entries will have to meet strict criteria and pass a preliminary evaluation at Navy Pier on March 2 and 3, according to the news source.

Those wishing to bring a sporting mindset to their flower gifts or bouquets can opt for rare and difficult-to-grow blooms such as orchids, hydrangeas, alyssum, roses, bleeding heart and geraniums. Roses tend to be vulnerable to insects and disease, while the bleeding hearts and geraniums are ultra sensitive to water levels. Other flowers present a challenge for a variety of reasons, especially those that require plenty of sunlight and moisture, according to The Green Bay Press Gazette.

To avoid the guesswork, buy flowers online to have them delivered in freshly cut bouquets.

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