Spring is going to happen one way or another.
When portrayed in art, music, film, and literature, spring is the season of life and resurrection. It’s a time in the year when the radiant sun brings forth warm weather to help flowers break through the cold, crystalized shell of winter. Spring is suppose to be colorful, fragrant, and blooming.
Unfortunately, due to the mandates of social distancing, and the stay-at-home order, Chicagoans haven’t quite had the chance to stop and smell the rosebuds as much as they would’ve liked — although, let’s be real, the recent weather hasn’t been conducive to rosy strolls through the garden, anyway.
However, Chicago’s recent transition into Phase 2 of the state’s reopening plan has permitted nurseries, florists, and garden markets to re-open. One such establishment, is the Green Market Garden.
The Green Market Garden is a collective of pop-ups that set-up shop on restaurant patios around Chicago. Their hours usually run from noon to 6pm, but their locations vary by the day. Today, May 16, Green Market, brought to you by Kehoe Designs, will have seven pop-ups in Chicago this Friday, including:
Summer House Santa Monica, Viceroy Chicago, Somerset Chicago, The Smoke Daddy, Wood Restaurant, Tuco and Blondie, and Federales Chicago.
Recent posts on Green Market Garden’s Instagram show a selection of peony bouquets, monsteras, succulents, crotons, assorted cacti, hibiscus, lavender petunias, and more. Per their website, their selection varies by location.
Green Market Garden also manufactures face shields, which you can purchase at their carrying locations.
Speaking of, Green Market requires visitors, customers, and browsers, to wears masks as they shop. The market also encourages social distancing of 6 feet, and allows for contactless payment through Venmo.
The market has not revealed their locations for Sunday, May 17, but this article will be updated when the Green Market puts the word out.
In addition to Green Market, there are still yet a number of florists around the City of Chicago that are still curating and delivering beautiful arrangements of floral bouquets.
Stop by one of the aforementioned restaurants today from 9 am to 6 pm, and get you a bundle of plant babies!
[Featured image: @cairondietsch]