GWA in Raleigh: The Movie(s)

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One noticeable difference between this Garden Writers Association Symposium and the one I attended in 2007 was the increased presence of video recording. Not just the movie function on the ubiquitous digital camera, but more sophisticated set-ups were also used. Here’s a sampling of what’s been posted on the web:

I just happened to be nearby when David Perry recorded Riz Reyes’ extemporaneous tribute to Juniper Level Botanic Garden and Plant Delights Nursery. I didn’t realize at first that David was filming Riz, which is why you’ll catch a glimpse of me and hear my one-liner. Riz’s enthusiasm was amazing to watch.

Shirley Bovshow was one busy lady in Raleigh, filming seemingly non-stop. What you’ll see below is the trailer, or appetizer, for her more involved Garden World Report.
Be patient, and you’ll catch my cameo appearance near the end.

I’m Not in This One

Burning Hearts

Burning Hearts

Okay, okay–it’s not all about me. I know of one other video: Billy Goodnick asking symposium attendees what plants they killed this year. I couldn’t figure out how to embed that one, so you’ll have to go over to Fine Gardening to see that. I’m not in that one, but since you asked, I killed my ‘Burning Hearts’ bleeding heart when I let a flowering tobacco flop over it for too long. The rain didn’t help. It was a trial plant from Skagit Gardens, but I liked it so much I’m going to have to buy a replacement next year. How about you–what plants did you kill this year?

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.

Now, the digging and dividing of perennials, the general autumn cleanup and the planting of spring bulbs are all an act of faith. One carries on before the altar of delayed gratification, until the ground freezes and you can’t do any more other than refill the bird feeder and gaze through the window, waiting for the snow. . . . Meanwhile, it helps to think of yourself as a pear tree or a tulip. You will blossom spectacularly in the spring, but only after the required period of chilling.

~Adrian Higgins in The Washington Post, November 6, 2013

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Mary S. October 9, 2009, 1:59 pm

Thanks for sharing these videos — they make me wish I could have gone to the meeting. Maybe next year.
.-= Mary S.´s last blog ..Zonker Goes All Garden =-.

Mr. McGregor's Daughter October 5, 2009, 11:09 am

I love your cameo appearances! Thanks for sharing the videos. I enjoying watching garden videos, but I don’t think the world is ready for me to be in any.
I think I finally killed Dicentra ‘Candy Hearts,’ but you never know. It might come back next year.
.-= Mr. McGregor’s Daughter´s last blog ..Do You Dare to Bare? =-.

Alice Joyce October 4, 2009, 11:08 am

Hi Kathy,
I’m unable to read your posts on the Blotanical picks, and thought I’d let you know I’m getting an error message. It’s been going on for some time :~(

It’s very cool to vicariously visit GWA…. ! And I too, think you’re deserving of a special award per: Shirley for networking blogs here.

You’re the best!! Alice
.-= Alice Joyce´s last blog ..Summer’s End .. Millennium Park, Chicago =-.

Pam/Digging October 3, 2009, 10:12 pm

I killed an American beautyberry, an agastache, some elephant ears, an echeveria or two, two ‘Totally Tempted’ cuphea, a heuchera that I loved, and not enough nutgrass.
.-= Pam/Digging´s last blog ..Pineapple guava’s fuzzy fall fruit =-.

Shirley Bovshow October 3, 2009, 9:34 pm

Hi Kathy,
Thanks so much for sharing the video of the trailer for the Garden World Report garden tv talk show!

You will be a special guest for me soon. (Via video recording).

Billy’s “What Plant did you Kill?” video will be featured on tomorrow nights live broadcast at 5PM PST on my blog I hope you watch and join the chat!
I like that guy in your first video, Riz, I will have to get him busy on GWReport too.

I have a special themed show for Sun Oct. 18- “Blog Awards Ceremony” plus “GWA Awards” I want you to a special video from you since you are one of the first garden bloggers who organized and networked blogs on the web!
Follow my updates on @GWReport. Thanks Kathy.