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.
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.