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Spike's outer spathe is manually cut open. (Credit: Bob Roberts)

Corpse Flower “Spike” Manually Opened At Chicago Botanic Garden

Horticulturalists at the Chicago Botanic Garden manually cut open the corpse flower nicknamed “Spike” Sunday morning.

08/30/2015

Seven-year-old Andrew Kong holds his nose as he stands before the world's largest flower 14 June 2000 at the Fullerton Arboretum, CA. The Indonesian titan arum 'corpse flower' has a putrid scent to lure pollinating dung beetles and can sometimes be smelled half a mile away. It is the 12th time the 58 inch tall flower has bloomed in the United States. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO/Lucy NICHOLSON (Photo credit should read LUCY NICHOLSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Horticulturalists Will Manually Open Corpse Flower ‘Spike’ Sunday Morning

(CBS) — Horticulturalists with the Chicago Botanic Garden are expected to open the corpse flower “Spike” Sunday morning. The Chicago Botanic Garden says at 10 a.m. horticulturalists will remove the spathe and put it on display […]

08/29/2015

Seven-year-old Andrew Kong holds his nose as he stands before the world's largest flower 14 June 2000 at the Fullerton Arboretum, CA. The Indonesian titan arum 'corpse flower' has a putrid scent to lure pollinating dung beetles and can sometimes be smelled half a mile away. It is the 12th time the 58 inch tall flower has bloomed in the United States. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO/Lucy NICHOLSON (Photo credit should read LUCY NICHOLSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Corpse Flower Inching Closer To Blooming At Chicago Botanic Garden

The beautiful, six-foot-tall rainforest flower that packs a terrible smell is inching closer to blooming at the Chicago Botanic Garden, in Glencoe. But botanists say it’s not quite ready for its moment of late night glory.

08/25/2015

Watch Livestream Of Corpse Flower ‘Spike’ At Chicago Botanic Garden

(CBS) — The Chicago Botanic Garden’s corpse flower “Spike,” which is set to bloom any day. You can watch a livestream of Spike above.

08/22/2015

View The ‘Corpse Flower’ — From Afar

Be warned: Spike the “Corpse Flower” is nearly ready to bloom at the Chicago Botanic Garden. CBS 2’s Ed Curran recently did a story on what to expect. Click here to check out the garden’s […]

08/20/2015

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Expert: Save The Bees (And Our Food), Buy Plants Without Neonicotinoids

If you have a yard or a garden, you might want to ask some questions next time you’re buying flowers or seedlings at a nursery or anywhere plants are sold.

06/04/2015

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Best Mother’s Day Gifts In Chicago

The problem when Mother’s Day rolls around is finding the best way to say thank you, I love you and I appreciate you.

05/08/2015

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Best Family-Friendly Bike Trails In Chicago

Grab your helmets and bottled water for a fun afternoon on a bike ride with your family. From paths in the city to serene rides in forest preserves, the Chicago area offers many bike riding trails for all abilities.

04/10/2015

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Best Places To Take Family Photos In Chicago

Taking family photos can be a great way to capture a moment with each passing year. Take advantage of some of the great locations throughout the city to make your family photo stand out with a picturesque backdrop.

01/02/2015

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Best Places For A Fall Marriage Proposal In Chicago

When choosing the location to pop the big question, it’s important to take the season into account. For those proposing during the fall, there are some great seasonal locations in and around the city to make the outing memorable.

11/07/2014

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Best 2014 Halloween Events For Kids In Chicago

Halloween in Chicago isn’t just for the pub crawls. Take advantage of the family-friendly activities offered in and around the city, and make their holiday extra special.

10/03/2014

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Five Reasons To Visit Chicago In The Fall

After Labor Day weekend’s goodbye to the lazy days of summer, a re-energized city welcomes autumn with fall fests, a new theater season, blockbuster art shows and fun outdoor explorations. Here are some of Chicago’s best happenings this fall.

09/20/2014

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Best Botanical Gardens In Chicago

No matter the season, visiting a botanical garden in Chicago is an excellent way to get closer to nature and experience the wonderment of plant life.

06/20/2014

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Winter’s Impact Still Felt In Gardens, Health

Now that spring has sprung, our frozen winter seems like a distant memory, until you step outside to take a look at your garden.

04/30/2014

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Best Rainy Day Activities In Chicago

Visiting the City of Chicago on a rainy day can make for the most memorable experiences and fun activities.

04/26/2014

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Best Easter Events For Kids In Chicago

While Easter may not get all of the glory in children’s eyes like Christmas and Halloween, it can definitely become one of your child’s favorite holidays. Take the kids out to some themed events and Easter will quickly rank high on the favorite holidays list.

04/11/2014

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Best Mall-Free Places To Take Photos With Santa In Chicago

Have you been naughty or nice this year? If you’re looking for a place in the Chicago area to take pictures with Santa Claus, but without heading to the mall, then check out the following list.

12/06/2013

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Best Holiday Celebrations In Chicago

As the Christmas holidays draw near, we are once again reminded to keep warm and gather close to our loved ones. These events offer wonderful ways to celebrate the spirit of the season.

12/02/2013

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Best Places In Chicago To Watch The Sunset

Take in the sunset in a forest preserve or a skyscraper. No matter your style, Chicago offers a wealth of places to relax after a long day with a great view.

10/26/2013

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Best Places In Chicago To Take Family Photos

Instead of opting for the same old bland family photo this year, check out all the different scenic backdrop options that Chicago has to offer.

09/13/2013

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