Calling all gardeners!

A lecture in the Display Garden, Fall Gardener’s Day 2005Mark your calendar; save the date! Blithewold’s Fall Gardener’s Day falls on September 22 this year and looks like it’s going to be a blast. Between 10 am and 3pm, workshops and demonstrations will be given all over the property and look so good it might be a little difficult to choose where to be. (My advice is to bring a friend/spouse with a notebook, split up and attend everything!) All of the programs, from flower drying and arranging to post-season fresh veggie possibilities and fall container planting, are geared to keep the got-to-garden fire lit in you — remember how jazzed you were heading into spring? We say, don’t give up yet!Gary Koller leads a tree walk, Fall Gardener’s Day 2006

I personally won’t want to miss Fred and Dan’s demos on shrub pruning and grass growing (I’m pretty sure my motivation to go to theirs is to be supportive – not to make faces). I want to see Kathy Tracey’s (owner of Avant Gardens) demo on fall container planting because she’s a genius and Barney Webster’s (owner of Nelumbo Water Gardens) talk about low-maintenance water gardens because he cleaned and stocked our cement pond – he’s the man behind the lotus! I don’t really want to miss Gil Moore’s (star volunteer and gardener extraordinaire) demo on flower drying or the medicinal herb walk either… But most likely, if I’m not wandering around with my camera, I’ll be spending most of the day at a table hawking some beautiful babies from our greenhouse. And I want you to find me! Calling all gardeners, garden bloggers, and Blithewold blog readers – wherever you are, if you can make the trip – let’s have a meet-up!

Gardener’s Day goes on rain or shine so if the weather looks iffy, bring an umbrelly and your dancing shoes (for celebrating an end to the dry spell) and don’t forget to pack a picnic. Oh – and bring wine tasting taste buds (Sakonnet Vineyards will have samples) and a little cashola too for spending on plants, previously loved gardening books, local veggies and flowers, herbal products, and Art. Be there or be square! (See you there??)Gus-gus will steal the show no doubt and has offered to sign autographs

Click here for the all-star line-up and schedule of events.

4 thoughts on “Calling all gardeners!

  1. Kris: I have marked the calendar and will try to bring friends! I agree that Kathy Tracey is a genius. I have been to her garden and it is quite something. Fred and Dan I would like to see! Does this mean you are working and playing at the same time? I did download the information just today. I hope Heather shows up also!

  2. Layanee, Whenever I’m here I’m working and playing, so you betcha! (I think the only time I’ve been “off duty” on the property was at a friend’s wedding – and even then… It’s really like being in my own garden!)
    I hope to meet Heather that day too — Heather, are you reading this? Whaddya say? and can I tempt anyone else?? Anyone? Anyone??

  3. I’m in, and my husband will be joining me for company on the drive, but after each demo topic that I excitedly read out to him he said “I’ll bring a book.” I’m particularly looking forward to meeting you guys, the fall container demo, the low maintenance water garden (about which I am highly dubious), and the shopping.

  4. Yay Heather! I’m glad you’ll have company for the trip and there’s plenty of great spots on the property for enjoying a good book – I think he’ll be just fine! So glad you’re coming!

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