SG577: Day One of the 2017 Garden Bloggers Fling

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I am really so thrilled about today’s show. It’s the beginning of a three part series about the 2017 Garden Bloggers Fling held in and around Washington DC at the end of this past June.

To start off the series, we will be reviewing Day 1 of the 2017 Garden Bloggers Fling. We’ll be sharing highlights from venues like Hillwood, the Franciscan Monastery, and the many gardens along the National Mall including the Mary Livingston Ripley Garden and the Archives of American Gardens.

I’m so pleased that fellow garden bloggers are also here with me to share their thoughts and opinions on Day One. You’ll be hearing the lovely voices of:

Tonya Peele of Plant and Shoot

Dee Nash of Red Dirt Ramblings

Peggy Riccio of 

Kathy Jentz of - Cats and Gardens and Washington Gardener Magazine serving readers in DC, Maryland, and Virginia

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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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