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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― Robert Louis Stevenson.
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Carver-Scott Extension Master Gardeners Garden Tour
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Naomi’s Garden on Highland Trail
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Ruth’s Garden on Hathaway Lane
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Laurie & Steve’s Garden on Dynasty Drive
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Linda’s Garden on Walden Road
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Nancy Guldberg’s Garden
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Minnesota Landscape Arboretum with Graper Breeder Matt Clark
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Minnesota Landscape Arboretum with Tim Kenny and a sneak peek of the brand new Pollinator Center
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Scott-Carver Master Gardener Tour
Pollinator Center - MN Landscape Arboretum
Joel Karsten of Straw Bale Gardens featured in
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Jen McGuinness of Frau Zinnie featured in
Beth Billstrom of More Than Oregano featured in
Anna Thomas of Vegan Vegetarian Omnivore and Vegetarian Epicure featured in
Laura Eubanks of Design for Serenity featured in
Laurie Neverman of Common Sense Homesteading featured in
All the Presidents' Gardens by Marta McDowell
Garden Bloggers Visit Vera's Garden by Notes from Northern Gardener
Springwood Gardens Daylily Farm by Digging
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum by Digging
Dynasty Drive flowers and bonus hosta garden by Digging
Celebrate July's Profusion in the Garden by Toronto Gardens
I Went to the Woods and Saw Walden Road Garden by Digging
Dotty Over Monarda Punctata by Toronto Gardens
Will Fine Plastic Netting Deter Deer? by Toronto Gardens
Twin Cities Fling, Part 2 by Plant Postings
This is an Espalier Belgian Fence by Toronto Gardens
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- So Cal Gardengirl, June 19,2016
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.
Hi there, Deb. It was the half-aprons by Dramm. Check out this search: https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=dramm+apron
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