On my way to see garden bloggers and garden writers

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Image of postcard with retro look invitation
By the time you read this, I will be on the first leg of my Great Adventure. This evening, Lord willing, I will be picked up by a good friend at the Austin airport, who will accompany me tomorrow to the gardens of three Austin garden bloggers: Pam, MS Stevens, and Annie.

Friday I’ll be back at the airport, on my way to Oklahoma City for the Garden Writers Association annual symposium. On Sunday morning I’ll make my contribution to the Garden Blog panel discussion. After that I’ll be able to relax and enjoy the garden tours, meals, and receptions, many of which are sponsored by various horticulturally-related companies.

Thanks to Lynette Petersen and Lisa Teet of Swanson Russell Associates, ad agency for Corona, for getting permission from Corona to use the image here and generally making it possible. I really like it, don’t you?

About the Author

Kathy Purdy is a colchicum evangelist, converting unsuspecting gardeners into colchicophiles. She would be delighted to speak to your group about colchicums or other gardening topics. Kathy’s been writing since 4th grade, gardening since high school, and blogging since 2002.

When dealing with frost it is always best to be paranoid. In the spring never think it is too late for one more frost to come. And in the fall never think it too early.

~Rundy in Frost

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Jenn October 2, 2007, 2:25 pm

Sounds wonderful, Kathy. What a great get-away, and so appropriate for you.

And I’ll have to go back through my blog and see if I have something worth sending to Sue for the Retro Carnival.

– Hmmm. Maybe I’ll go through my older net entities and find something to post that folks who read my Garden Djinn haven’t seen yet!

Now, to find some time.

Annie in Austin October 1, 2007, 10:47 am

It was wonderful to meet you and Cynthia, Kathy – I hope the Sunday panel went well and that you’re now enjoying something fun like a garden tour.

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

Sue October 1, 2007, 6:50 am

Hi – this is an invitation to join the Garden Bloggers Retro carnival. I don’t know if you’ve ever come across the concept of a Blog carnival – if not I’ve explained it in detail on my site today (Oct 1). But basically the idea is to revive an old post which you think is worth rereading, or which you think new readers might enjoy. Send me the link to the post, and in November I’ll publish a series of posts describing and linking to all the posts people have nominated.
I hope you’ll join in and we have a fun carnival!
Sue

bill September 30, 2007, 9:14 am

looking forward to hearing about the conference.

Kim September 28, 2007, 9:25 pm

How fun–hope you have a wonderful, safe, and educational trip, Kathy!

By the way, that is a very cool graphic. Someone put a lot of time and effort into that work, and it definitely paid off.

Dawn September 28, 2007, 2:03 pm

It was a real treat to meet you yesterday, Kathy. You are such a joy! I hope your trip is a great success. Take good care and…

Happy Gardening!
Dawn

mss @ Zanthan Gardens September 27, 2007, 6:30 pm

What a great time I had meeting you in the flesh. I am so glad that we had the opportunity to get together after all these years knowing each other through our writing.

The garden writers graphic is really neat. I’m looking forward to hearing about the symposium. If any of the photos turned out, I’ll email them to you next week.

Carol September 27, 2007, 5:25 pm

Such fun you have ahead of you. Hope you are having a great time!

Carol at May Dreams Gardens

bill September 27, 2007, 12:34 pm

My first two attempts to comment disappeared into ether. I’ll try again.

Wish I could be there with you.

Susan Harris September 27, 2007, 10:19 am

Lucky you!! I wish I could tour the Austin gardens with you, then follow you over to OK for the big doings. I look forward to your report! S

layanee September 27, 2007, 10:13 am

Kathy: It sounds as though you will have a great trip and I can’t wait to see the pictures and hear of your great adventure!

Curtis September 26, 2007, 6:51 pm

Hope you have a fun trip Kathy!

bill September 26, 2007, 4:38 pm

What a concentration of garden blogging power that is going to be in Austin! I wish I could be there to witness it. Unfortunately too many miles and too many obligations. You and MSS were my first inspirations.

bill September 26, 2007, 4:35 pm

At first I thought that was Corona beer that was sponsoring you.

But what a concentration of garden blogging power that is going to be in Austin! I wish I could be there to witness it. Unfortunately too many miles and too many obligations. You and MSS were my first inspirations.