Sixth Annual Great Gardens and Landscaping Symposium

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Kerry Mendez (see above) emailed me briefly about the Great Gardens and Landscaping Symposium that she has organized for the sixth year in a row. Since it is focused on gardening with cold hardy plants, I thought it was worth passing on to my readers.

Besides Kerry herself, Paul Tukey, Tara Dillard, and Dr. Mark Starrett will be speaking over the course of two days (which includes the pre-symposium workshop). The workshop and symposium will be held April 24-25, 2009 at the Mirror Lake Inn and Resort at Lake Placid, NY. Topics range from new perennial introductions to organic lawn care and award-winning cold hardy woody plants.

Registrations are still being accepted, but the symposium has sold out the last two years, so don’t wait until the last minute to finalize your plans to attend.

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.

In the end, this may be the most important thing about frost: Frost slows us down. In spring, it tempers our eagerness. In fall, it brings closure and rest. In our gotta-go world–where every nanosecond seems to count–slowness can be a great gift. So rather than see Jack Frost as an adversary, you could choose to greet him as a friend.

~Philip Harnden in A Gardener’s Guide to Frost: Outwit the Weather and Extend the Spring and Fall Seasons

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Chiot's Run March 8, 2009, 11:26 am

Too bad I’ve got plans already for that time otherwise I would attend. Perhaps next year.