Friday, March 25, 2011

Garden2Blog With P. Allen Smith at the Garden Home Retreat

You may have noticed the Garden2Blog logo in the sidebar on the right side of my blog. Some of you may have even clicked on it. If so, you already know about the exciting event that will be taking place at P. Allen Smith's Garden Home Retreat at Moss Mountain Farm in Little Rock, Arkansas, at the end of April.

Photo courtesy of P. Allen Smith

For those who may not know who P. Allen Smith is, he is a gardener first and foremost. His love for gardening led him to a career in design and host of his own television show, P. Allen Smith's Garden Home, shown on PBS. He's also the author of several books on gardening, garden design, and cooking, including his recent release, P. Allen Smith's Seasonal Recipes from the Garden.  He appears regularly on NBC's The Today Show

Photo courtesy of P. Allen Smith

Twenty-four garden bloggers from across the U.S. and Canada will be hosted by Allen for two days in Little Rock, where they will tour area gardens that Allen has designed and spend a day at his 650-acre Garden Home Retreat, where attendees will participate in several activities. Also in attendance will be some of Allen's Garden Home partners - The Berry Family of Nurseries, Corona Tools, Proven Winners, Stihl, Garden Safe, and Bonnie Plants.

"I’m looking forward to welcoming everyone to the Garden Home Retreat and getting to know individuals in the online gardening community. It’s such a creative and knowledgeable group coming to visit. I can’t wait to see what shakes out of our time together." ~ P. Allen Smith

Photo by Barbara Wise
When I received my invitation to attend, it goes without saying that I was thrilled beyond words. I'd met Allen for the first time at IGC in Chicago last year and was well aware of his position in the gardening world. To be included in this group is quite an honor and I'm looking forward to seeing Allen and his beautiful property and home, as well as interacting with other garden writers, many of whom I've met before and look forward to seeing again.

As Allen says (and I agree), “Garden2Blog is going to be a fantastic opportunity for us to come together and not just talk about trends and ideas, but also establish an ongoing dialogue of information-sharing within our industry.” 

And yes, I'll be taking pictures.


Darla said...

I love Allen!!! Please make sure you take a lot of photos and notes to share with us....what a great opportunity!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Have a great time. Iknow you will. I can't wait to see photos of the gardens you visit. I have seen his show on tv but never any of the gardens he has designed.

Dave@TheHomeGarden said...

Very cool Kylee! I'm sure you'll have a lot of fun there!

Shady Gardener said...

Have a great time! (It'snowing like crazy here today!)

Becca's Dirt said...

Oh that is so exciting for you. Lucky you girl. Can't wait to see/hear what you saw and learned. Have a good time.

Elli D. said...

Congratulations! It sure is great that events like this are being organized and "garden-lovers" can share knowledge and information and have a great time at the same time. Looking forward to seeing your photos :-).

Carol@OhWhatABeautifulGarden-Chicagoland said...

Wow! When we met at the Garden Show, I was already impressed by how far you had come. And now this. Double wow!

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