Northern & Central Midwest

March, 2007
Regional Report

Favorite or New Plant

Tidal Wave Silver Petunia
I've never been much of a petunia fan, but these luscious flowers are tireless in their extreme habit. They grow to about a foot and a half tall and spread for miles. They are covered with silvery lilac blossoms for the entire summer, and need no pruning or care except for occasional watering. It's simply the best for a sunny spot in the garden or a container where you want giant impact. It won the All-America Selections award in 2002.

Shows & Events

Antiques & Garden Fair
The Midwest show of shows -- the Chicago Botanic Garden's Antiques & Garden Fair, April 20 to 22 -- features rare and one-of-a-kind items, from 6-foot fountains to charming birdbaths; gardening tools; all styles of urns, pots, and vases; arbors; and garden benches and outdoor furniture sets. Plants, flowers, and small gardening gifts are also available. Three complimentary floral arrangement demonstrations will be given on Saturday and Sunday at 1:30, 2, and 2:30 p.m. For more info, call (847) 835-5440; or visit: http://www.chicagobotanic.org/antiques/.

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