|2015 Garden Blogger's Fling in Toronto, Canada|
However as I read about the preparation for this summer's Fling I can't help but be a bit sad that I'm going to miss it. Who wouldn't love a long weekend spent touring gardens (public and private), nurseries, and chatting with other bloggers while you do so?
|2014 Garden Bloggers Fling in Portland, Oregon |
(I'm not in this photo because I was home spiffing up my garden for everyone to visit right after this!)
That last part is what really bums me out about missing this event. I've attended 4 Flings: Seattle, San Francisco, Portland and Toronto. Since my first time in Seattle I've only missed one (Asheville, NC) and I remember reading social media updates during that Fling and how much I wished I was there with everyone. The people are what makes these events so much fun...
|2013 Garden Blogger's Fling in San Francisco, California|
So what about you, are you going to the Fling this summer? There's a list on the Fling blog of all those who've registered (as of March 14th). I see the Texas contingent is still strong (11 people) and there are quite a few new names, people I've not met before. Of course there are also a lot of old friends who I'll miss seeing. So if you're a garden blogger and you're at least considering attending let me encourage you to do so...sign up while there are still spots available. You won't regret it.
|2011 Garden Bloggers Fling in Seattle, Washington|
And if you are going I've got a favor to ask...will you be my Agave spotter? I made a game of trying to find as many Agaves as possible in Toronto. At first it looked to be an impossible task, but finally they started to add up. What about Minneapolis? It's definitely not a climate where one would expect to see many, but surely there will be a few? In fact the photo below, of a container planting at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, seems to confirm it. Isn't that a small agave (maybe 'Blue Glow'?) tucked in behind the Sedum? And the organizers recently posted about their native cactus, so who knows what's possible...
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