Planes, trains, and…

Travel days can be a challenge – but practice makes perfect. Or maybe it just wears you down and adjusts your expectations.  I’m off to San Francisco this afternoon where I’ll take BART, then Caltrain, and maybe a cab to my hotel.

san francisco flower & garden show logoTomorrow I’ll find my way to the San Mateo Event Center where I’m involved with judging the display gardens of the San Francisco Flower & Garden Show as a part of the team representing the Pacific Horticulture award. It’s an honor and a daunting privilege.  I’m eagerly anticipating the creative, resourceful work of Bay Area designers who never fail to surprise, inspire and impress me.

The show opens on Wednesday, running through Sunday. (Find ticket info here)  If you’re in the ‘hood, stop by and say hi.  I’ll be at the Pacific Horticulture Society booth, #1252 wearing my new “Editorial” hat Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.  I’m also speaking on the Seminar Stage – Meeting Pavillion on Friday at 2:30.  My topic?  ”Small is the new BIG!”  Designing small gardens with impact.

Tiny lawn

The front lawn as interpreted by Portland garden designer Nancy Goldman

In between responsibilities I’ll be soaking up some California sunshine, promoting my new book Handmade Garden Projects: Step-by-Step Instructions for Creative Garden Features, Containers, Lighting & More, connecting with friends and colleagues, taking in lectures, and – of course, shopping for seeds and plants!

Air travel is so interesting with plants in tow~

 

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3 Responses to “Planes, trains, and…”

  1. Loree/danger garden March 19, 2012 at 3:01 pm #

    Do you promise that there is going to be sunshine? Cause I’m heading down too (driving with my friend JJ you met at the YGP Show) and I need some sun! We are going to the show on Friday…hope to see you!

  2. Lorene March 19, 2012 at 10:46 pm #

    Blue skies and warm today. What a lovely way to welcome spring tomorrow. I’ll see you and JJ on Friday! Safe travels.
    L

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