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 AND

Kathy Jentz of Washington Gardener Magazine - DC Maryland and Virginia Gardening - Cats and Gardens


Plant and Shoot

Red Dirt Ramblings

Cats and Gardens

Still Growing Hotline:



Listener Community on Facebook:

Still Growing Podcast Group

The Garden News Roundup for July 14, 2017:

Guest Update

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Blue fantasy in the garden of Linda Hostetler: Capital Region Garden Bloggers Fling | Digging (SG555)

The Gardener's July Calendar ~ 2017


The secret to eating through an early-summer CSA share

Landscape on a Budget: 10 Ideas for Mown Grass Paths - Gardenista

Gardening Quick Tip: Eat Those Thinnings

Continuing Ed

the best time of day to shoot garden photos

10 Ideas to Steal from the Romantic Gardens at Kiftsgate Court - Gardenista

plant + shoot

English Cottage Gardening: 8 Lessons Learned in Rural Suffolk - Gardenista

How To/DIY

Steal This Look: Mattress Springs as DIY Wall Art - Gardenista

Plant Spotlight

Summer-blooming Shrubs: Expert Recommendations - Horticulture

Container Gardening: 12 Shade-Loving Plants in My Backyard - Gardenista

In the News

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Dream Guest

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The Chelsea Chop (or pruning your perennials for productivity) - Gardens of the Wild Wild West


DJ Khaled Loves His Garden

William Suran: Visual Artist | Musician

Wednesday Vignette: Postcards for the 2017 Garden Bloggers' Fling


Summer Harvest Salsa recipe

Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower


Link to this week's quotables

The Garden News Roundup

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Guest Introductions

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Let’s start from the beginning: The reception

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Hillwood Estate

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Franciscan Monastery

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The Smithsonian gardens that line the National Mall.

Time Stamp: 1:22:20

Mary Livingston Ripley garden

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How did each of the guests get started in garden blogging?

Time Stamp: 1:40:35

The ladies share their photography secrets.

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How does everyone keep everything things organized (like photos) when they get back from the Garden Fling?

Time Stamp: 1:49:25

How do you decide what things to post after you get back from your trip?

Time Stamp: 1:57:40

What are your thoughts on social media? Which platform do you like the best and how do you use it?

Time Stamp: 2:06:50

What’s next for these fantastic garden bloggers?

Time Stamp: 2:15:00

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