Events

Visiting Quebec City

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For the past several days I've been visiting gardens in and around Quebec City in Canada as part of the Garden Writers Association annual symposium. According to this map, the warmest parts of Quebec are USDA Zone 3. I'm not sure I believe that, as many of the plants I've seen in gardens here are [...]

Cold Climate Gardening in Franklin, NY

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Franklin, NY, a gathering spot for passionate cold climate gardeners: who knew? Deborah Banks, a frequent commenter on CCG, knew. She is a member of the Franklin Garden Club, and one of the organizers of a series of garden lectures held over the course of this spring. She invited me to see her garden and [...]

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 [...]