Mr. McGregor's Daughter's Squirrelhaven, since I've been reading about it for a few years now. I met Barbara at last year's Fling, and throughly enjoyed visiting with her about my favorite Chicago plant, the hosta (which, to my sorrow, I cannot get to grow here). It was not to be, though, so I'll just have to wait to catch up with MMD in Seattle at the Garden Blogger's Fling.
I will say that the highlight of the trip, as always, was the Second City's beautiful architecture. Walu, Sasha, and I even took a guided tour by boat down the Chicago River that was sponsored by the Architecture Society to learn more about it:
I highly recommend the tour, but if you do it in the summer, it might be advisable to wear a hat.
Now I'm back home and ready to plant some foundation shrubbery in my back garden, which has suffered from neglect the past couple of years and looks a tad tattered as a result. It didn't help that we needed to replace a sewer line this year and the plumbers completely destroyed one of the flower beds in the process. Ah well, in every disaster, there is opportunity for renewal, and so it shall be here.
I've gone for a bike ride this morning, on a lovely, overcast and moderately breezy day, and now I'm ready to go plant shopping. I don't have anything in mind except that I need some shrubs for a backdrop and that they need to get in the ground and somewhat established before I take off again here in a couple of weeks.
So, gotta go, since I'm burnin' daylight, but I'll keep you posted on what transpires.