If you’re a plant geek (and you probably are, if you’re reading this) you are probably salivating at the thought of getting together with a bunch of like-minded plantaholics to swap stories and plants. Even better if you get to see the beginnings of a new garden being crafted by a creative and ingenious gardener like our hostess, Tamara (Chickadee Gardens) here seriously contemplating a point raised by Evan (The Practical Plant Geek).
Tamara and her husband, David, recently moved from a densely planted city place to their dream spot in the country.
Already, they have begun to put their stamp on the property. The Blogging buddies were excited to see it in the beginning stages. We’ll be keeping tabs on the progress as it evolves into the little piece of paradise it is destined to become.
Lots of good things to eat, the fellowship of others whose passion for plants might be misunderstood in ordinary circles and a bucolic setting made for a cool way to spend a hot day.
Linda (Whatsit Garden) managed to look stylish relaxing in the shade.
Peter (The Outlaw Gardener) returns from exploring that colorful outbuilding bearing Tamara’s signature bright colors. For a bunch of people who mostly claim to be introverts, we sure do have a good time. And then there are the plants. More about that next time.
Are you the only garden blogger in your neck of the woods? Some of our attendees come from as far away as Tacoma (near Seattle).
Of course I eventually regretted not going, but – because of an unexpected schedule change – (I found myself off kid- duty from early morning on). By the time Swap-meet time rolled around, I was blissfully wallowing around in my own creative chaos with muddy hands and feet, and a stupidly happy grin on my face. Pretty sure nothing short of a natural disaster would have made me voluntarily leave my garden that day (if that). Still, sometimes I wish I could clone myself, and be in two places simultaneously! Thanks for posting a report!
You were missed…catch you next time.
Lucky lucky lucky! We are.
Your Yoda syntax is appropriate here.
aaw, thanks for coming out, Rickii! I believe fun was had by all despite the heat and yes, we are a bunch of kindred spirits. I recommend a plant swap to any group of like-minded gardening friends, it’s a blast!
Isn’t it just. And you are the perfect hostess with the mostess.
Looks like so much fun! I envy Tamara and David starting out on a new garden in the country.
They are approaching it with great gusto. The strides they have made already are impressive.
I can’t imagine a better way to spend the day! Have a great weekend, Ricki!
We garden bloggers all think alike.
That would have been very fun! Lucky you!
We do it spring and fall and it’s always something to look forward to.
Oh fun! I’ve been meaning to join in a plant swap. Looks like it was a great day and a fabulous group of friends.
We plant nuts gotta stick together.
Such a cute post….so glad you captured this 🙂
Hope people don’t mind having a camera pointed at them.
How fun you all got to see Tamara’s new garden! We have regular blogger meet-ups in Austin too. Nothing better!
We’re lucky to have other bloggers nearby.
How fun for everyone!
Hi Wendy! Your voice has been missed. Welcome back.
Another excellent plant swap , nice to catch up with everyone !
Always a pleasure to see you, my friend.
We certainly do have a grand time together for a group of introverts. It’s always a joy to see the imaginary friends who live in the computer.
Our computers should let us out more often.