The Natural Garden Coach

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

A Big Thank You to Chicago Garden Bloggers



I had a heck of a good time at the Chicago Spring Fling. I saw some fabulous gardens and met some new friends. I'll be blogging about a few of the special places I went soon but before I do that, I want to be sure to thank all of the folks who worked so hard on CSF. Those Chicago garden bloggers worked really hard and I know that all of us really appreciated their efforts. Thank you big time!! (And I want to send another shout out to my dear husband who went along with me so patiently!)

For a taste of CSF, here's a collage I made. (It's my first time to make one and it didn't really turn out as expected. But hopefully you'll appreciate the teaser.)



And to my surprise, I had my FIRST TOMATO OF THE SEASON waiting for us when we got back. Here's my first Cherokee Purple.

9 comments:

  1. Looks like you got some great photos! All of you that went to Chicago leave me wishing I was there!

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  2. Jean, Now that must have been a treat...the first tomato of the summer! I was delighted to meet you and spend time talking about gardens and blogging~ it was a grand time. I like the collage photos...and can remember where I saw most of the beautiful flowers. gail

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  3. It was so nice to meet you in person after conversing in blogland for a while, Jean. What a fun time we had, especially that morning at the CBG, eh?

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  4. Hi Jean, I enjoyed chatting with you at SF! I'm envious of your tomato... but my peonies are blooming!

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  5. Jean — I really enjoyed meeting you and our chats about Farmers' Markets and more. Can't believe you found your first tomato waiting for you! But we both have daylilies blooming so that makes me feel like we're not so far apart geographically after all.

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  6. Jean, it was great to meet you and to spend some time hanging out together at all these fabulous gardens! I look forward to seeing you on one of your visits to Houston!

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  7. What a beautiful tomato!

    It was great to meet you and spend a little time talking about gardening and "IT"!

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  8. Oh my goodness! And here I was excited that my Cherokee Purple is sporting two blooms! That is one gorgeous tomato!

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  9. Hi Jean, very nice collage! I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit to Chicago.

    Wish I'd had more time to meet and chat with everyone! I was a lot busier than I'd expected taking care of logistics, assisting people, and doing my best to make sure things ran smoothly, and had so much less time than I'd hoped for enjoying the events and getting to know everyone.

    Hooray for the tomato! It's still very cool in Chicago. The peas and lettuce here are doing great, but the tomatoes are barely growing. I started a couple of Cherokee purple plants too, and am looking forward to seeing some blossoms and tomatoes when warm weather finally gets here.

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