Despite the current pandemic, life goes on. Preparations must be made for future events such as Spring at the Chicago Botanic Garden. The last time I was there they were planting thousands of bulbs which will eventually provide a colorful display of flowers in every area of the garden but more especially in the Crescent Garden.
They were also getting ready for their annual outdoor holiday display of lights, which I see from their website is already sold out. It certainly helped to make up for the lack of flowers on this trip. From what I could make out, part of the display will include installations depicting star constellations which would explain why they had the moon dangling from the bridge to the Japanese Garden.
Meanwhile, over at Brookfield Zoo, they were draining the ponds in preparation for winter and getting ready for their ‘Holiday Magic’ light display. Outdoor displays like this are an excellent way to lift our spirits while wearing masks and maintaining safe distances between fellow visitors. I just hope the weather cooperates.
They plant thousands of tulips in the Sunken Gardens here in the fall. I always look forward to their burst of color in the spring after a long, cold winter!
I have a feeling that next year’s blooms will be more welcome than ever. Stay safe and well this winter, Sandy.
I agree. You stay safe and well, also!
How exciting to be able to look forward to some amazing events. That’s a huge amount of bulbs to plant…look forward to seeing the ‘after’ photos in the spring time!
I didn’t envy their task. I have enough trouble planting a few bulbs every year. But they did a very efficient job and had them all covered by the time I left the garden. I can’t wait to see the results.
Looking forward to the photos!
What an impressive amount of planting. I hope that when the time comes, everyone will be able to come and admire the results. Mrs T planted 20 new tulips this year. She will have to up her game.
I was surprised at how closely they were planted. Whenever I buy packages of bulbs they always tell you to space them so many inches apart. I shan’t worry too much about that in the future.
They are looking for a very special effect though.
It’s so interesting to see the preparations – great post and pictures!
I’m disappointed to learn the Chicago Botanical Gardens’ light display is sold out. Heidi and I had lightly discussed visiting.
I believe the Morton Arboretum is having a drive-thru light display which may be an even safer option.
Thanks for the info. By the way, I guess I was so disappointed that I forgot to comment on your work. Stellar post as always!
That is a lot of preparations. Something to look forward to… 🙂
Yes! Another reason to look forward to Spring and a new year with better days to come. Thanks for stopping by, Amy. Stay safe.
Love the narration and your beautiful clicks.
Thank you! Wishing you all the best for 2021.