Tulip High

A few Fridays ago I visited Navy Pier for the Annual Flower and Garden show.

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First I had to take a ride on the Ferris Wheel of course.

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I spun by the stained glass museum and as I walked aaaaallll the way to the end of the pier, discovered a modern stained glass section.

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The Life Return by Isaac Malis, 1995-1996

Then I took in the bounty of tulips.

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The scents were almost intoxicating.

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Monte Carlo 

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Negrita

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Couleur Cardinal

Some look almost like roses.

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Orange Princess

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Pink Star

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Others seem painted.

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Boston

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Flair

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Princess Irene

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Banja Luka

Or otherworldly.

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Cool Crystal

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Canasta

This one is named after my business. 😉

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Dutch names were well-represented.

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Annie Schilder

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Wildhof

But other nations were represented too.

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Mary Belle

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Abba

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Jimmy

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Lydia

I also admired the lovely decorative displays put on by various sponsors.

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I love this garden creature and couldn’t tell who made it.

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Since I don’t have a garden, it was fairly easy to refrain from putting my wallet on a sudden diet.

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These ornaments caught my attention.

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Anyone up for truly floral garments?

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The children got to make flowers in a play area.

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I saw some terrarium inspiration.

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It was an afternoon to be treasured.

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How do you incorporate flowers into your life?

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