Where to start?
Our 6th annual Garden Bloggers Fling in the San Francisco area this year was phenomenal. The Fling crew, Kelly Kilpatrick, Andrea Fox, Charlotte, Claire and Maggie, did an amazing job of crafting a program filled with beautiful private gardens, public gardens and nurseries. They babied us and fed us well and it was so fun to gather with friends, old and new, and join together to discover the Bay area.
As we began our Fling, we all laughingly said that they can grow everything in California. After these garden tours, I think it may be true!
I'm starting my blog posts from the end. After numerous problems with my computer and iPhoto (all self- created problems having to do with TOO many files - 18,000 photos - even after moving 5 years worth of photos elsewhere), these are the photos I've uploaded so these are the photos you get to see!
Our last stop - a shopping tour and reception filled with wonderful food and drinks - at the well-known nursery, Flora Grubb. Wow.
"No, it won't grow in Austin, but it will grow in my garden!"
Then she snatched one up and sauntered up to the cash register! I had to laugh. I had a case of serious plant envy by this point without a doubt.
This was a spectacular ending to a wonderful Fling. Thanks to everyone who helped by working, hosting, opening their homes, and sponsoring our special event.