IU3 Day One
On Friday we headed off to the fabulous Chicago Botanic Garden. Not everbody had arrived at this point. Joining us later that day were Babs, Drema, David, Jim, Marie and Lynn. If you weren't at IU3 and ever find yourself in the Chicago area, don't miss this place. It was beautifully maintained and creatively planted. A perfect stop for this group of CHAD (Compulsive Hortucultural Aquisition Disorder) sufferers. As far as I'm concerned, Idyllunion is at the top of my list of events for the year. If you were unable to make it this time, start planning for next year.
Here's a cross section of the crew checking out the trial garden. From L to R, V's DH, Cindy, V, Honey, Michelle, Michelle's DH, Monique and Les
A focal point sculpture in the trial garden.
Some views from around the garden.
I loved the plantings on the pergola cross beams outside of the main building.
A container for Deanne. There were many creative containers and annual bedding displays throughout the garden.
After the Botanic garden and in the true spirit of Idyllunion we stopped at three nurseries in quick sucession. All of them were filled with lots of interesting things. If I wasn't flying I would have stocked up.
Dinner and frivolity that night was at V's. Not too shabby, eh?
Give these people some more drinks!
The party in full swing.
And what party would be complete without a dog or two. Meet Mystic.
To see the rest of the pictures I have from Friday, check out the link below.
Here is a link that might be useful: IU3 Day 1