The blogdom’s annual get together is now history.
Shown above is a Calendula flower taken at the Chicago Botanical Garden’s veggie area. There was a whirlwind of fabulous events in the faire city of Chicago, each deserving of an in depth analysis.
Shown above is my friend Gail enhancing the view of the Lurie Garden at Millenium Park as she captures the river of blue Salvias.Different points of view of these shared experiences will be expressed on the blogs of those who attended. It is suggested that as many be read as possible.
Shown above is the painting “Jasper In May” by the very talented Carolyn Gail of Sweet Home and Garden Chicago who so graciously opened her sweet home and garden to us. A lucky name drawing allowed this to hang proudly in the addition at the Fairegarden abode.New friends were made and the golden friendships from last year’s Austin fling were renewed.
Shown above is a Rice Paper butterfly enjoying a salty snack at the Butterfly House at Lincoln Park.The above shot, taken by the kind people at the Chicago Botanical Garden might be the closest thing to a group shot of the bloggers. Those who took the later train from the hotel are not pictured.On the last day after the official festivities three of us took the architectural cruise down the Chicago River through downtown. It was a fine end to a busy and fun filled weekend. There will be more photos featured in dribs and drabs as we readjust to our normal routine in Tennessee….…Where the lilies are blooming.
Shown above is LA (Longifolium/Asiatic) Lilium ‘Royal Fantasy’.
For those interested, the winner of the Viola Beauty Pageant is Loueez with Opal a very close second. Click here to view the contestants and the voting.
My name is Frances and I am a lifelong gardener, having lived in various parts of the USA over many years. I am now gardening in USDA Zone 7a east Tennessee. From 2000 to 2014 I was gardening on a slope in a small town in Tennessee. I have been blogging about my gardens since December of 2007. Thank you for visiting!
The slope in spring
The slope in fall
The slope in winter
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Older Posts Of Interest:
The story of the day a throng of cedar waxwings descended upon the garden, shown in the header image. (2009)
An awkward title that explains about making those very tall asters, mums and others shorter by cutting them down by half in May. Now is the time! (2011)
A book inspires the growing of lilies from seed. (2009)
How ten lily bulbs became hundreds. (2010)
A rant about the mistaken thoughts of non-gardeners. (2009)
There was something hidden in the forest and we were lucky enough to be able to see it. (2011)
Dreams turn into reality, in a way. The Green Man/Leaf Man faces live well in my garden now. (2011)
A yard without a lawn. (2010)
A history of all of the faire gardens and a couple of choice tidbits about me. (2009)
Very difficult to only pick your six favorite plants, some of us bent the rules a bit. (2009)
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