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Blogging with P. Allen Smith

May 20, 2014
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It was a very full day, and tomorrow will be even busier.  This is year 4 of the Garden 2 blog event with P. Allen Smith. I have been to 3 and there is always a lot to learn, and I also come away feeling so proud of Little Rock and our wonderful state.   To my followers, here’s a giveaway for you! If you click or go to the following facebook page and like it:

https://www.facebook.com/GardenHomeRetreat

and write in the comments section which Garden2blogger sent you (ME–Janet Carson) you will be entered into a drawing to win a goodie bag similar to what we got! #g2b14 Bonnie Plants Proven Winners Troy-Bilt Hubbard Life American Grown Flowers US Foods Jobe’s Organics fertilizer Laguna Ponds

The bloggers stay at the Capital Hotel and they started off with a city of LR tour this morning. I joined up with them at a locale I didn’t know about–the Ron Robinson Theater at the River Market. It is next door to where my meeting was yesterday, and is owned by the CAL library system. Great small theater and we had a wonderful lunch there with a fantastic speaker on creating and keeping audiences in todays hectic market place.

Then we walked down to the Clinton Library where there is a glass exhibit by Chihuly through January 5, 2015.

While, I of course loved the glass, the real reason we were here was for a private tour of the rooftop garden.  We went through the private residence (no pictures allowed) and out onto the rooftop with a spectacular view of the city.  It was absolutely stunning.  Debbie Shock the director of the facilities gave us the grand tour. The gardens have a putting green, rose bushes, native plants and blueberries.  There are also some lovely windchimes.

It was quite an experience.  Then we loaded onto a bus and headed to Allen’s original garden home in downtown Little Rock.

It looks as lovely as always with plenty of new color options as well as vegetables, roses and evergreen shrubs.  Then we took the ride to Moss Mountain for the remainder of the day and evening.  We started with a brief history, tour of the home, the gardens behind the home, the rose garden and then dinner.  Tomorrow, we do the remainder of the property with presentations by various sponsors.

It was great connecting with gardeners and bloggers from all over the country, some old friends and new ones.  I am off to bed now to rest up for a return trip tomorrow.

Don’t forget to like Allen’s facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/GardenHomeRetreat

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Paul and Marilyn Joyner permalink
    May 21, 2014 9:15 am

    Since I had already liked Allen Smith’s page, I never found a place to put in your name.

  2. Susan Hall permalink
    May 21, 2014 3:29 pm

    Sigh. This and other garden blogger flings almost make me want to blog. Almost. But I think I better keep my time free to garden & just live vicariously through other’s blogs.

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