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Looking for cool tools to help your garden grow? Great gifts for your favorite gourmet? Nifty gadgets for little green thumbs? You’ll find 100 exhibitors offering the latest “Do Green. Do Good.” eco-friendly products in the 2014 Marketplace at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show, presented by Mariano’s, March 15-23, here at Navy Pier.

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Mariano’s pop-up market is back by popular demand and bigger and better than ever, selling fresh-cut flowers, plants and produce. Last year, Mariano’s blossomed into one of the event’s top destinations, attracting thousands of visitors who were buzzing about its top-quality roses and other flowers and plants for sale.

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New to the show this year is SolidBuild, makers of extremely versatile, beautiful and eco-friendly nostalgic wooden sheds. If it’s an artistic addition you need for your garden, look no further than the hand-blown glass sculptures and accessories created by the nationally-renowned Craig Mitchell Smith Glass.

Want something that’s practical yet whimsical and makes a great gift? Check out Flip Flop Flower Pot’s unusual stacking flower pots and one-of-a-kind botanical jewelry by Fresh Jewelry Company and Of Nature. Landscapers, soil doctors, organic yard-care products, bulbs, books and more will all help you spring ahead with a fresher, more sustainable approach guaranteed to welcome the new season in full color.

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After a day at the show, make plans to kick back and relax with Ohio’s Nectar of the Vine take-home wine slushy mixes and pre-packaged gourmet foods, while the popular PRP Wines will offer samples to help you choose the perfect bottle for any occasion.

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The 2014 Chicago Flower & Garden Show, presented by Mariano’s, will also showcase more than two dozen feature gardens displaying practical ideas that gardeners of all abilities can use throughout the year. Large or small, front yard, back patio, raised-bed vegetable or balcony – the show is a visual shopping trip of ideas to transform any green space into one that’s beautiful, enjoyable and memorable.

Order your discounted tickets online without service fees through March 14 and save $2 off the box office price. Groups of 20 or more receive $4 off the box office price when they order online. For show previews and updates, visit their blog and follow them on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and Pinterest.

 

 

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