Okay, Sue told me it was time to do this!
I'm willing to do this as long as everyone promises not to laugh at my garden. I don't have the drop-dead gorgeous gardens of some of the past hosts, but you can all come pull some Canada thistle and tour the woods, wetlands and prairie restoration. And there are some great places to visit around here, including Northwind Perennial Farm, Rich's Foxwillow Pines, the Chicago Botanic Garden, the Morton Arboretum. If I knew how to embed links, you would be able to check out all of their websites. Also, I just might be able to arrange a tour of a wholesale perennial nursery, if anyone is interested in that.
I'm looking at two different weekends - July 7th to 9th or July 21st to 23rd - for the core festivities. The weekend in between is my husband's birthday so I'd like to avoid that one if possible.
So, take it away, idyllers - what works for you?