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Thursday, May 24, 2012

A Garden Blogger's Fling

To those that know me well, you know that I am rule follower, I love my family and am devoted to them, and I try to adhere to what some would say are "high moral standards."  So you can imagine my family's dismay when I announced that I was leaving for a FLING.
That was three years ago when I had my first fling.
It was in Buffalo.
This past week-end my husband casually asked me where I was going to this time and when I said, "Asheville," he said, "oh, yeah. Your fling." And he went back to typing on his laptop.
It seems my flings are no threat to him. Might be the fact that these flings are yearly gatherings of garden bloggers who just want to see great gardens and gab about the intricacies of social media and garden writing and photography and sometimes even venture on to topics like food, travel, or (SHHHH) monsanto.
 But what are the paths that would lead me to a fling?

The pathway to Bulberella

The gardens of Christopher C...
 Bonnie Brae and Ku’ulei ‘Aina

Haywood Community College

The Peter and Jasmin Gentling Garden
12 Bones/Curve Studio

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At May 24, 2012 at 11:55 PM , Anonymous DJ/Meander Mountain said...

Barbara, does your husband know about the "cesspool of sin", as in going down the path to... ? I still want that t-shirt.

At May 25, 2012 at 7:13 AM , Blogger Rose said...

What a lovely perspective on this year's Fling! The paths certainly led us to some beautiful places in Asheville.

So nice to meet you, Barbara. I didn't plant a single container before I left for NC, thinking it would be asking too much of my husband to water them all. Now I'm looking forward to trying some combinations from your book!

At May 25, 2012 at 7:29 AM , Blogger Jean said...

Love your path photos Barbara! And it was such a treat to get to spend some time with you. Next year we'll fling in SF!

At May 25, 2012 at 5:44 PM , Blogger barbara wise said...

DJ, I've trying to keep that information on the low-down...

At May 25, 2012 at 5:47 PM , Blogger barbara wise said...

Rose, please send me some pics of your container ventures!

At May 25, 2012 at 5:48 PM , Blogger barbara wise said...

Jean! ALWAYS a treat to hang out with you! Thanks for stopping by the blog :)

At May 25, 2012 at 7:45 PM , Blogger Janet, The Queen of Seaford said...

Barbara, we only chatted a little bit, but it was nice meeting you. Since my daughter is moving to N-ville, I will coming there with some frequency. Will keep you posted.

At May 29, 2012 at 10:33 AM , Blogger Commonweeder said...

I love all those paths. I wish I could have walked them with you.


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