It may not always feel like spring these days, but warmer weather is just around the corner. While we wait for the last snow to melt and the ground to thaw, you can experience the bright colors and wonderful smells of spring during the Chicago Flower and Garden Show. Kicking off this weekend at Navy Pier, the event will spotlight new gardening designs and techniques. And, courtesy of IISG’s aquatic invasive species (AIS) team, visitors can also learn more about invasive species and the role gardeners can play in halting their spread. 

Our team will be on hand all week to talk with visitors about AIS and offer tips for finding beautiful native and non-invasive aquatic plants that can be used in place of potentially invasive species. And be sure not to miss Greg Hitzroth’s talk on Sunday, March 23 at 2 pm. Whether you are a veteran water gardener or just starting out, his talk will give you the information you need help prevent the spread of invasive species. 

Visit the link above to read more about the show and to see the entire schedule. To learn more about our work on aquatic invaders, visit our AIS webpage.