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Some Gardens Are Just TOO Packed

Report From An Opinionated Gardener – August 31

And mine has been way to crowded this month. Not my landscape, you understand, but my life’s garden. My son’s wedding, a wonderful GWA symposium in Indiana, hurricane cleanup and getting ready for Jesse and Maya’s wedding in September. Not to mention the regular writing/speaking/radio/garden center gigs that provide funding…

So apologies to all who have come to this blog over the past few weeks and been disappointed that I haven’t updated more frequently. I do intend to post more often in the days to come. In the meantime, here are a few pics from the GWA meeting in Indianapolis. For those of you who haven’t gone to this mid-western city, I have these words of advice: get there soon, and go to the art museum. It is a WOW experience.

More soon, I promise.

The cutting garden is a color riot.

I found myself returning to the Garden For Everyone (handicapped accessible) throughout the morning. Extremely well designed and appealing for all senses.

I seldom see the tall Patrinia scabiosifolia used in a formal landscape. Very striking here.

It's appropriate that Robert Indiana's design is a focal point at the entry to the museum. And yes, I love it.

4 Responses to “Some Gardens Are Just TOO Packed”

  1. 1
    Deborah:

    Hi C.L.
    Appreciated the garden pic’s from your GWA meeting in
    Indianapolis.
    Have you had the chance to visit the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay, ME.? This is a MUST! I have enjoyed it many times!!

  2. 2
    CL Fornari:

    Deborah,
    I can hardly wait to get up to Maine! We’re looking into holding a Region 1 GWA meeting there next summer.

  3. 3
    Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp:

    Hi, C.L. — so glad you like the LOVE sculpture. A lot of people don’t know that it’s the orginal…one of the problems…Robert Indiana did not trademark the image so it was duplicated by the millions. Looking forward to reading more of your thoughts about the symposium and tours.

  4. 4
    CL Fornari:

    Jo Ellen – it was such a treat to be in Indianapolis and the museum was the highpoint of an overall wonderful experience! Details to follow.