I promised you a little something in that last post. Something pretty, less depressing. And while it may make sense to save this for Wednesday, I'm not going to.
For my birthday I asked my parents for a gift membership to the Chicago Botanic Gardens. It was partly because I wanted to meet up with a college friend who frequented there with her family. They have had a membership for a few years and it was a nice mid-way point to get together and the kids enjoyed it and there are regular fun activities for them. Well, they don't seem to have a membership anymore. But, I also wanted to spend more time at the gardens. It is a beautiful place and it costs nothing to just go in. Parking, however, is far from free. Cars are $25 and it just goes up from there. Membership includes free parking and a discount at the store, cafe, and special event tickets.
A few weeks back I went to the orchid show. I might have taken a few pictures.
It is also time to consider the herb garden. I have killed off everything but the rosemary and I miss my kitchen window overflowing with herbal goodness. I should work on that. I trolled the Target garden section yesterday and looked at pots while dreaming of flowers and vegetables.
What are you dreaming of planting or growing this year?