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.
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.