A rainy day in Milwaukee is a great day to get inside the art museum for Art in Bloom. I love seeing an end to winter by looking at the beautiful arrangements paired with a great work of art.
Here's some of my favorites of this year, and the slide show below shows all the great works.
Lobby of Milwaukee Art Museum
Art in Bloom, one of my favorite things at the Milwaukee Art Museum, is here again! It always creeps up on me in the beginning of spring when life seems so busy but it reminds me to take a well needed break to stop and smell the flowers!
Posted here are just a few of my favorites. The slideshow below has the entire collection.
As the weather gets cold and festivals are long gone, one of Milwaukee's most unusual structures comes alive on Thursday nights through winter. I love all things plants and to see the domes at night is a great change of pace.
The Floral Show Dome features a band and the inside walls of the dome light up. There's seats so you can enjoy the show or walk around and view the displays while being entertained. Food is available (sandwiches and some desserts, not a huge selection but something to grab while watching the show!) along with a few cocktails and wine.
The Tropical and Desert domes remain dark with some spotlights and a giant globe. Beautiful decorations were up for the Day of the Dead among marigolds, an important flower for the holiday.
Last season, my husband and I went opening night to see a friend that works with Streetlife and we look forward to returning this year. The 2012 lineup is listed on the Milwaukee County Park's web page.
This weekend is one of my favorite events at the Milwaukee Art Museum, Art in Bloom! Local floral designers are assigned a work of art to design an
arrangement for. It's so inspiring to see all the beautiful colors, makes me
want to get home and work on my flower gardens. They even have vendors selling garden items. One of my favorites, Urban Sense has a great selection of Seed Savers seeds. Last year I had great luck with Asparagus Peas and Strawberry Spinach so I picked a few more unusual varieties I look forward to planting soon.
Below are a few of my favorites. For my full gallery visit:
True Milwaukee girl, lived in a multiple areas in the state of Wisconsin and has traveled around the world but always remembers "where ever you go, there you are".
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