Seventh Annual Great Gardens and Landscaping Symposium

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Kerry Mendez just emailed me about the Great Gardens and Landscaping Symposium: "Six dynamic garden lectures by nationally recognized speakers, great handouts, food, door prizes, and garden gifts. The event takes place at The Equinox Resort in Manchester, VT. Overnight packages and day only rates available. Speakers include garden designer Julie Moir Messervy; Charlie Nardozzi [...]

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 [...]

Designing with Native Plants: Creating Sustainable Landscapes for the Finger Lakes & Upstate New York

– Posted in: Design, Events, Habitat gardening, Native/Invasive

Just learned of a fabulous workshop on designing with native plants for the Finger Lakes and upstate New York. Here's a brief synopsis of the offerings: Creating Habitats for Birds on Properties Large and Small Stephen W. Kress, National Audubon Society and Lab of Ornithology Learn how to attract birds using the native plants they [...]

Spring Fling: The places

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In a previous post, I told you a little about the people I met at Spring Fling, the first national meet-up of garden bloggers, held in Austin, Texas on April 5th. Here are photos of some of the places we visited, along with my thoughts and observations. (Click on any photo for a larger version.) [...]

Visit Snowdrop Heaven: The Temple Nursery

– Posted in: Events, Snowdrops

My main snowdrop "patch" exactly a year ago. They are not so far along this year. Click the photo for a close-upWith all my blathering on about snowdrops, I almost forgot to mention that Hitch Lyman's garden will be the Garden Conservancy's first New York state event for their 2008 Open Garden Days on April [...]

Garden Bloggers Spring Fling 2008

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Just in case you've been hibernating and only now have begun to amble around the garden blog community, the Austin garden bloggers are organizing a meet-up for April 5, 2008. It will be a chance to solidify the friendships that have formed over the internet, enjoying some great gardens and Texas hospitality. As I understand [...]

Martha Stewart Living editors open their gardens

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If you are a fan of Martha Stewart Living magazine you might be interested to learn that editors Margaret Roach and Andrew Beckman will each be opening their gardens to the public as part of the Garden Conservancy's Open Days program. Details and directions are on the Conservancy's website. This and other garden events for [...]