Art in Bloom at Milwaukee Art Museum

The Art in Bloom exhibit at the Milwaukee Art Museum is subtitled A Tribute to Art and Flowers and is a fun and beautiful location to welcome spring. I attended yesterday to hear garden author Gayla Trail talk about growing food in unusual places.  

Just an hour and a half north of Chicago, The Milwaukee Art Museum's masterworks collection is complemented by floral arrangements by Milwaukee's top floral designers. Yeah, it didn't sound so impressive to me until I saw this in person. The arrangements, pieces of art in their own right, are scattered throughout the museum and bring the art around them to verdant life.
The garden talk by Gayla Trail, author of You Grow Girl and Grow Great Grub, centered around growing food in unsual places like parkways, rooftops and the best practices for growing in containers. I was already a fan of her work, in particular Grow Great Grub, because I think it is a good book for urban gardeners who want to grow some of their own food in small spaces. If you haven't already bought or read this book I highly recommend it. 
Today, Saturday, and Sunday are the last two days of the show and I highly recommend it if you're looking to get out of Chicago for a few hours like I was.10 AM-5 PM $14 Adults $12 Students (w/ID), Seniors (65+), Active Military Closer to home Macy's Flower Show continues through April 10th. 
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  • Sounds like a great exhibit! Though I tend to lean toward more modern paintings, the one in the wooden panel in #6, which looks so Bruegel-esque, really speaks to me. That museum brings up a lot of memories.

  • In reply to gardenfaerie:

    It is a great exhibit. I wish I had planned better so I could've seen the whole thing but I was busy hanging out with peeps. Does Megabus go near there? We should go next year.

  • In reply to gardenfaerie:

    LOVE the floral arrangements - very unique! I have Grow Great Grub, and love it. Gayla is awesome! I still have my "You Grow Girl" t-shirt from Spring Fling - it's one of my favorite t-shirts, and I wear it all summer. It rarely fails to get attention, especially when I wear it while I'm doing client work.

    I'd love to see her speak sometime. I don't get to her website very often, but every time I do, I catch up with her posts. I especially love her posts on her family history and her visit to Dominica - makes me want to go there someday.

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