For those who know me, one of my passions is gardening.   And as you can see by the photo, I’ve had the opportunity to visit the Chicago Flower & Garden Show at Navy Pier.   The show closes this Sunday so be sure to get over to Navy Pier this weekend.

The show will always present a beautiful array of gardening options and new horticultural techniques.   Of particular interest this year is the “New” Plant Varieties Exhibit.   What’s new (or soon to be new) in the consumer market will be on display from new impatiens that thrive in full sun and the latest in drought-resistant plants, to new vegetable and fruit hybrids with improved taste and texture.

Several of the resources I found extremely valuable include the Conservation Foundation.   This organization helps property owners protect and create yards that are environmentally friendly.   This group was founded in 1972 by business and community leaders to preserve open space and natural lands, protect rivers and watersheds, and promote stewardship of our environment.

With Earth Day just around the corner, I’m going to be reviewing several other programs covered at the show.   They are great programs to help home owners utilize green practices in and around the home.

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