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(Jennifer Ebeling)
 
 
 

Jul 14, 2017

I am really so thrilled about today’s show. It’s the beginning of a three part series about the 2017 Garden Bloggers Fling held in and around Washington DC at the end of this past June. To start off the series, we will be reviewing Day 1 of the 2017 Garden Bloggers Fling. We’ll be sharing highlights from venues like Hillwood, the Franciscan Monastery, and the many gardens along the National Mall including the Mary Livingston Ripley Garden and the Archives of American Gardens.

 

I’m so pleased that fellow garden bloggers are also here with me to share their thoughts and opinions on Day One. You’ll be hearing the lovely voices of:

 

Tonya Peele of Plant and Shoot

Dee Nash of Red Dirt Ramblings

Peggy Riccio of Pegplant.com AND

Kathy Jentz of  Washington Gardener Magazine - DC Maryland and Virginia Gardening - Cats and Gardens

 

Websites:

Plant and Shoot

Red Dirt Ramblings

Pegplant.com

Cats and Gardens

 

Still Growing Hotline:

865-333-GROW

865-333-(4769)

 

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The Garden News Roundup for July 14, 2017:

 

Guest Update

Ideas and inspiration from the RHS Chelsea Flower Show: A first-timer’s diary (SG531)

Blue fantasy in the garden of Linda Hostetler: Capital Region Garden Bloggers Fling | Digging (SG555)

The Gardener's July Calendar ~ 2017

 

Sustainability

The secret to eating through an early-summer CSA share

Landscape on a Budget: 10 Ideas for Mown Grass Paths - Gardenista

Gardening Quick Tip: Eat Those Thinnings

 

Continuing Ed

the best time of day to shoot garden photos

10 Ideas to Steal from the Romantic Gardens at Kiftsgate Court - Gardenista

plant + shoot

English Cottage Gardening: 8 Lessons Learned in Rural Suffolk - Gardenista

 

How To/DIY

Steal This Look: Mattress Springs as DIY Wall Art - Gardenista

 

Plant Spotlight

Summer-blooming Shrubs: Expert Recommendations - Horticulture

Container Gardening: 12 Shade-Loving Plants in My Backyard - Gardenista

 

In the News

“Vegitecture” Project Brings Vertical Farming to Paris Suburb

Growing demand for asparagus outside Turkey

 

Dream Guest

Urban Gardens: Florist Sarah Nixon Grows Her Flowers in the Neighbors' Yards - Gardenista

Building a fern table: watching the professional in action and a follow-up on how mine's doing...

 

Science

Early sightings hold promise for butterfly spotters

Cornell Plant Breeder Develops Better Cucumbers

Growth mechanism of fungi decoded

 

Shopping

Object of Desire: A Tiny Tabletop Greenhouse - Gardenista

The Chelsea Chop (or pruning your perennials for productivity) - Gardens of the Wild Wild West

 

Inspiration

DJ Khaled Loves His Garden

William Suran: Visual Artist | Musician

Wednesday Vignette: Postcards for the 2017 Garden Bloggers' Fling

 

Recipes

Summer Harvest Salsa recipe

Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower

 

Quotables

Link to this week's quotables

 

The Garden News Roundup

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Guest Introductions

Time Stamp 38:40

 

Let’s start from the beginning: The reception

Time Stamp 42:10

 

Hillwood Estate

Time Stamp 49:15

 

Franciscan Monastery

Time Stamp: 1:13:10

 

The Smithsonian gardens that line the National Mall.

Time Stamp: 1:22:20

 

Mary Livingston Ripley garden

Time Stamp: 1:31:20

 

How did each of the guests get started in garden blogging?

Time Stamp: 1:40:35

 

The ladies share their photography secrets.

Time Stamp: 1:45:35

 

How does everyone keep everything things organized (like photos) when they get back from the Garden Fling?

Time Stamp: 1:49:25

 

How do you decide what things to post after you get back from your trip?

Time Stamp: 1:57:40

 

What are your thoughts on social media? Which platform do you like the best and how do you use it?

Time Stamp: 2:06:50

 

What’s next for these fantastic garden bloggers?

Time Stamp: 2:15:00