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Cold Weather Could Put Damper On Valentine’s Day Business

All this cold weather is having an impact on some of the hottest businesses this time of year: florists, and candy shops.

02/11/2014

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Best Landscapers In Chicago

A well-manicured yard and stunning landscape is summer eye candy. Getting help to attain the top-notch landscaping in Chicago is easy when the best landscapers are hired.

06/15/2013

CBS 2 asked experts to evaluate flowers from independents and big-box retailers. (CBS)

Experts Compare Flowers From Independents Versus Big-Box Retailers

(CBS) — As the ground heats up, so does business at garden centers. And let’s face it, nothing says Mother’s Day like flowers and plants. CBS 2’s Ed Curran did some shopping to see if […]

05/10/2013

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Best Places To Buy Mother’s Day Gifts In Chicago

Time’s ticking until Mother’s Day on May 12. Do you need help finding a gift? Check out the following independent stores for tips on what to get mom.

04/30/2013

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Oak Lawn Wine And Flower Shop To Add Video Gambling

Starting tonight, customers at Avenue Flower Shop and Wine bar will be able to have a glass of wine, order a bouquet of flowers and play a little video poker.

01/04/2013

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Winter Break Guide To The Botanic Garden

This time of year–winter break after Christmas–most of the parents I know are in search of two things: a way to entertain the troops that does not include TV, and a little warmth. Last year we discovered the wonders of a place that offers both when we ventured to the Chicago Botanic Garden. Since our first trip there, we’ve since become much more acquainted, so here’s a little guide to the garden with kids during the winter.

12/27/2012

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Best Florists In Chicago To Get A Holiday Poinsettia

When it comes to the perfect flower for the holiday season, nothing screams Christmas like poinsettias. Whether it’s the simple red bouquet, the more elaborate marble or specialty pink poinsettias, there are some florists in Chicago that stand apart from the rest in their selection and quality.

12/11/2012

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Chicago Botanic Garden: HallowFest

Looking for the perfect Halloween celebration for the kids? Check out what Chicago Botanic Garden has to offer…

10/18/2012

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Great Fall Decorations For The Home

Ready to decorate your home for fall? Keep your home cozy and stylish this season.

10/10/2012

Trees in city planters on Michigan Avenue downtown were already blooming on March 19, 2012, the day before the official start of spring. (Credit: CBS)

Warm Weather Has Plants Blooming Before Winter Ends

It’s hard to believe spring doesn’t even start until Tuesday, but already flowers are blooming, and trees are budding.

CBS 2–03/19/2012

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Spring Flower Shows

After a long cold winter, nothing can brighten your day like the bright colors of spring flowers. Even if it’s still a little chilly outside, these indoor gardens and show promise you a blooming good time. In addition to being able to view unique and beautiful plants, at some shows you’ll have the chance to talk to the growers, purchase the latest gardening supplies and pick up a few plants or flowers for your home.

03/17/2012

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Inspectors Comb Shipped Flowers For Dangerous Pests

O’Hare International Airport is among the top 10 destinations for flowers from all over the world at this time of year, and the the pressure is on the inspectors keeping their eyes out for tiny would-be terrorists in the shipments.

WBBM Newsradio–02/10/2012

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Chicago Indulgences: Spoil Your Special Someone

Little gifts and romantic gestures need no occasion when you’re head over heels for a special someone. Still, there are times when it’s more than appropriate to pull out all the stops and really layer on the indulgence. While it is the thought that counts, we’ve picked some delightful goods and experiences that are sure to win some hearts (or at least serious Brownie points).

01/31/2012

Sprucing Up Your Table For New Year’s

On Saturday night, it will be time to ring in the New Year, and time to spruce up your table with some festive arrangements.

12/28/2011

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Deadheading To Keep Your Garden Healthy

You always want your plants to look bright and healthy, but sometimes they look a bit brown, and that’s when it’s time to deadhead.

CBS Chicago–09/01/2011

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Flowers, Butterflies Grace New Trail At Notebaert Museum

A brand new trail is covering a lot of ground in only a third of a mile — right behind the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum in Lincoln Park.

WBBM Newsradio–06/22/2011

Gethesemane Garden Center has plenty of flowers, but people have been reluctant to buy them with the recent colder weather. That's expected to change now that temperatures are rising. (CBS)

Cold Weather Has Chilling Effect On Garden Centers

The warmer temperatures can’t come soon enough for garden centers and nurseries in the Chicago area — the soggy, chilly spring is keeping customers away.

05/19/2011

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Chicago Customs Officials To Inspect Millions Of Flowers This V-Day

When you bury your face in a sweet-smelling bouquet from your valentine this Monday, take a second to thank … the trained flower inspectors with U.S. Customs and Border Protection? Actually, yes.

02/12/2011

Chicago's Best Florists

Chicago’s Best of Florists

Maybe it’s her birthday, your anniversary or the coveted “just because” flowers. Finding the perfect bouquet or vase of flowers can sometimes be difficult. These Chicago florists will help you pick out the flowers that […]

10/07/2010