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 [...]

Buffa10: Garden Bloggers Meet-Up

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For the third year in a row, garden bloggers from all over the country are gathering to meet face-to-face, this time in Buffalo, NY. Buffa10 officially begins Thursday night, July 8th and extends to Saturday, July 10th. Elizabeth Licata and Jim Charlier are the masterminds behind this garden lover's extravaganza. Check out the blog they've [...]

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 [...]

Here, but not here

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I'm living in an alternate reality called the Garden Writers Association Annual Symposium in Raleigh, NC. I get up and get on a bus and am transported to an alien world where the plants are, well, different. I've only got my netbook and my photo editing tools are lame, so more when I get home. [...]

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 [...]

Garden Bloggers Spring Fling 2009: Chicago!

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Last April, a couple dozen garden bloggers flew into Austin, Texas, wondering if they were nuts to meet up with a bunch of total strangers. In a word: no. First of all, they were not total strangers. Many of them had been reading each other's blogs regularly, offering advice, compliments and sympathy in the comments [...]

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 [...]