Winter Flower Show at Garfield Park Conservatory

January 6, 2008 7:23:28 AM PST
The following poinsettias will provide the greatest contrasts:
  • Enduring White - typical looking poinsettia but whitest bracts, which is a modified leave ? the colored portion of the plant which you would think is the flower is actually a bract.
  • Lemon Snow - typical looking poinsettias but yellow bracts
  • Snow Cap - large typical looking poinsettia
  • Jester White - atypical looking bracts on poinsettia
  • Winter Rose White - regular size - atypical looking bracts on poinsettia
  • Winter Rose White - standard ? same as above but trained in tree form
  • GENERAL INFORMATION: (PRESS RELEASE)

    "LET IT SNOW, LET IT GROW" FLOWER SHOW"

    Last Chance to Experience the Winter Flower Show at Garfield Park Conservatory (Garfield-conservatory.org

    WHO: Visitors can escape the frigid cold temperatures to the warm confines of the historic glass house of the Garfield Park Conservatory, celebrating its 100th birthday in 2008!

    WHAT: Experience a winter wonderland inside for one more week at the "Let it snow, let it grow" flower show.

    WHEN: Now through January 13, 2008, daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

    WHERE: Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central Park Ave.

    MORE: Blanketing the Show House and Horticulture Hall will be a display of over 75 varieties of predominantly white plants that includes poinsettias, begonias, Caladium, plumbago and geraniums to name a few. Fir trees decorated in holiday lights hold court surrounded by the all-white display that mimics a snow-covered landscape.

    See what's in bloom at the Garfield Park Conservatory in 2008 during its centennial year. Each seasonal flower display in 2008 at the Garfield Park Conservatory will pay tribute to the Conservatory's long illustrious history, with portions of each show devoted to an all-American selection of hybrids created during a given time period.

    Garfield Park Conservatory ? which first opened its doors to the public in April 1908 ? celebrates 100 years of innovation and botanical contributions to the city and its visitors with year-long events, activities, shows and programs in 2008, all themed "CHICAGOASIS: The Greenest Show on Earth."


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