Odyssey to Ithaca Garden Tour

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All you upstate NY gardeners need to know about the Odyssey to Ithaca sponsored by Upstate Gardeners Journal. They are going to visit MacKenzie-Childs, Bakers Acres, The Plantsmen, and Bedlam Gardens. I’ve been to them all except MacKenzie-Childs, and they’re all wonderful.

The Odyssey is departing from both Buffalo and Rochester on June 6. If you are local to either Buffalo or Rochester, this trip will be time and money well spent.

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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eliz April 12, 2009, 12:05 am

I definitely plan on attending this from Buffalo.

Karen April 8, 2009, 12:52 pm

Wish I could go, Seattle’s a bit far though… my in-laws have deep Ithaca roots (Cornell profs and students), I hope to go there someday and see the college and local gardens!