Spring is here and it’s contact-less.
With so many events getting canceled due to the coronavirus, it can feel like there’s little reason to celebrate spring here in Chicago. The Chicago Flower & Garden Show is one of those events that was slated for this weekend, but they’ve found a lovely solution. Having so many flowers with nowhere to show them off, the plant show is partnering with City Grange, a local garden store, to sell plants that would have been part of the show. March 20-23, you can create your own Chicago Flower & Garden Show right at home!
Pick-up for your new green friends is easy and you can even request delivery to your home if needed. Starting March 19, you can go online and pre-order flower packages like “Container of Joy,” “Azaleas for Days,” and “Happy by the Six Pack.” Once you’ve made your order, you can choose to pick your flowers up curbside or have them delivered.
For those who want to pick out plants in person, City Grange will be open for customers to shop 10 people at a time. The garden store is taking every precaution to make sure flower picking is a safe, contactless activity. If lines form, they will be spaced with six feet between each person.
This is a difficult time for many Chicagoans right now. A lot of us are cooped up inside and might not be getting much fresh air lately. If you want to bring a little bit of outside into your home during this isolation period, consider getting yourself a mini garden of fresh spring to brighten up your home.