I’d always heard that Chicago was a very green city (lots of gardens, not eco-friendly, though I’m sure it’s got its eco-friendly attributes…). Michigan Avenue proves it! The median plantings are gorgeous, and even the local business get in on the gardening game. The plant combos were sophisticated and exciting. I could have photographed them for hours, had the traffic-dodging not gotten a bit scary.
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WEll thanks for dodging the traffic to get these beautiful shots. Wonderful! Wish my city would put a few of these planters in. very nice!
I love the first picture. However, a hydrangea could never survive in full sun in the midst of concrete in Texas! We could choose other plants that would do nicely in those conditions. Just beautiful eye candy!
As a native Northern Illinoisan (sp?) with a daughter still in Chicago, I'm glad to learn you appreciate the beauty of the city. The Michigan Ave and city plantings are different every few years with changes in annuals. Some of the sculpture and plantings are also great! Joyce
Great photos, plants and gardens add so much to city life. Loved those chairs in the last photo, does anyone know who makes them?
I'm so pleased you photographed the median planters, they are always gorgeous. I'm envious of their greenhouses... you rarely see a dead plant in any of the planters, I think the plant fairies remove and replace them in the middle of the night!
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