Cold, arctic, and frosty -- are these what words you might use to describe
the weather in your neighborhood? We in the Midwest are suffering "the winter blues". If you need blues relief, consider taking your family on a field trip to a veritable island
of green in the snow - a local display greenhouse.
My favorite Midwestern winter relief is the Chicago Botanic Gardens display greenhouses. They are refreshing and beautiful during a season when 30" of snow on the ground offers a lack of green garden inspiration.
Above you see a gorgeous orchid display in front of banana and other tropical plants. To the right you see an arid cactus display - simply perfect!
Visit all three three greenhouses on your visit for an instant anti-depressant rush of healing garden love. Each greenhouse, Arid, Tropical ,and Semi-Tropical, is a breath of fresh air and brings a smile to your heart.