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SAVE THE DATE: AUA Spring Gathering Wednesday, May 14!

Mark Wednesday, May 14 in your calendars, everybody!  AUA will be hosting its next Quarterly Gathering at the Arturo Velasquez Institute from 6 to 9PM, and it is shaping up to be a good one. 178 more words

Tonight, tonight, the show it starts tonight....

No, it’s not the ten-thousandth revival of West Side Story at you local junior college. It’s the  midwest’s true harbinger of spring – the Chicago Botanic Garden’s Antique and Garden Fair! 175 more words

Garden Antiques

This Weekend: Best of the Fest Children's Film Series and The Antiques & Garden Fair

Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending the first installment of Best of the Fest Children’s Film Series, produced by Chicago’s Facets Multi-Media and presented at Gorton Community Center in Lake Forest.   222 more words


Chicago Botanic Garden's new bonsai Curator.

I are pleased to announce that our former summer intern and volunteer Chris Baker, has been selected as the next Curator of the bonsai collection at the Chicago Botanic Garden. 82 more words


Throwback Thursday: The Chicago Botanic Garden In Spring

Today I popped into my favorite flower shop in Lake Bluff, Twigs, for a dose of color therapy on this rainy, 38 degree day.  I picked up some flowering cherry branches for my mantel, which reminded me of the pictures I took at… 23 more words


“What’s the best thing about spring?”

The baby animals? The flowers? The weather? Spring skiing? The birds and the bees? The fact that summer is almost here?

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The Tutu Challenge!

The last half of March was a busy one. I hit a new milestone – run/walking 6 miles on our past two long runs! That’s TWICE as long I’d ever attempted before. 397 more words

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