SG543: Day Two Highlights from the 2016 Garden Bloggers Fling

Today, I’m sharing my insights and commentary on the beautiful gardens featured on Day Two of the 2016 Garden Bloggers Fling in Minneapolis. Day Two brought the garden bloggers to the western suburbs of Minneapolis where we visited gardens featured on the 2016 Carver-Scott Extension Master Gardener Garden Tour as well as other special venues that were even new to me. These gardens showcased great design principals as well as a few special tricks and tips that I found especially inventive and adaptable. Day Two was jampacked with gardens and the itinerary of each of the locations and all of the blog posts about Day Two can be found in the links below.

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Day Two Highlights from the 2016 Garden Bloggers Fling

Interview Questions

Vera’s Garden

Time Stamp: 14:05

Carver-Scott Extension Master Gardeners Garden Tour

Time Stamp: 18:10

Naomi’s Garden on Highland Trail

Time Stamp: 19:00

Ruth’s Garden on Hathaway Lane

Time Stamp: 22:05

Laurie & Steve’s Garden on Dynasty Drive

Time Stamp: 27:05

Linda’s Garden on Walden Road

Time Stamp: 35:35

Nancy Guldberg’s Garden

Time Stamp: 43:50

Springwood Gardens

Time Stamp: 49:55

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum with Graper Breeder Matt Clark

Time Stamp: 56:00

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum with Tim Kenny and a sneak peek of the brand new Pollinator Center

Time Stamp: 1:08:00

Fling Dinner

Time Stamp: 1:12:05

Scott-Carver Master Gardener Tour

Springwood Gardens

Pollinator Center - MN Landscape Arboretum

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Jennifer Ebeling is a proud Minnesotan and U of MN alumni. Gooooooo Gophers! Each week, Jennifer produces and hosts Still Growing - a gardening podcast dedicated to helping you and your garden grow. The show is an in-depth interview format. Guests featured on the show share a passion for gardening and include authors, bloggers, professional gardeners, etc. Listeners and guests of the show can join the Still Growing community on Facebook. It's a place to ask questions, share garden stories, interact with great guests featured on the show, and continue to grow and learn. Jennifer and her husband Philip have four children, a big golden lab named Sonny, and live in lovely Maple Grove, Minnesota. P.S. When she's not teaching her four kids a new card game - or teaching them how to drive a car - Jennifer loves inspiring individuals and groups to maximize and personalize their home & garden.
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3 Comments

  1. Deb Gibson on November 21, 2016 at 8:18 am

    I have enjoyed listening to your episodes on the Garden Bloggers Tour. Getting ideas for planting my new flower beds. You mentioned a garden apron on this episode and I was wondering if you could give me the name of that apron. I tried to find it but must have the name spelled wrong. Thank you again for your wonderful podcasts.

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