11 Jun Catching up: Chicago Trip for Garden Bloggers
Reader, let me be the first to apologize for leaving you turning in the wind, without ballast, these last few weeks. I know, I KNOW! It’s prime gardening season and I have been MIA. Sorry. So sorry. We all get busy busy this time of the year. Seems we always go from a frosty standstill to 100 miles an hour overnight. Just a month ago, it was 27 on a Tuesday night and the next Monday registered 94 degrees. This is why it’s called the Wild Wild West.
Top it off with a pollen count of 360 a couple weeks ago and yours truly couldn’t take it another minute. Long story short, I’ve been under the weather, and mostly under the radar. But I have some garden snaps to share with you.
First up, I crawled onto an airplane on May 28th for the trip to Chicago. I was lucky enough to attend the first annual Garden Bloggers’ Spring Fling in Austin last April. It was decided then, to meet up in Chicago in 2009. Meet up we did, all 51 of us. (Blotanical shows 600+ gardeners, I don’t know how many in the US).
We were squired around and hosted by the Chicago Botanic Gardens, saw Rick Bayless’s garden, the Lurie at Millenium Park, conservatories, and private gardens. Here are some photos and comments on Rick Bayless’s garden.
Next: the incredible Lurie Garden at Millenium Park.