You guys always seem to come through for me for the holidays, sending me the perfect photos for a post that sings tribute to the occasion. Thanksgiving is, of course, traditionally spend in Irvin and Pauline's garden out in California, while this year Jeff Calton is starting a Christmas tradition (Pressure's on for next year, Jeff!) He's been driving around and asking around, taking a survey of holiday-themed entryways–gardeners do them best! We'll spend both today and tomorrow enjoying what he's come up with. He says, "In driving around town I took notice this year of Christmas doors. They really are a reflection of the family living there and I have enjoyed them all. Some of these doors are those of client's homes, many are of strangers' homes, but after introducing myself they aren't strangers anymore. Some of these belong to other GPODers who shared photos with me. I would LOVE to find an outhouse with a wreath but those are rare, rare, rare indeed in 2014." Oh I have faith that you will find one before next year, Jeff…. Stay tuned for more holiday decorations from Jeff tomorrow, with some surprise appearances from some talented GPODers….
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Come and meet up at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show this year!
I'm scheduled to give another GPOD talk (A few of you will be getting emails in the next two weeks as I put together the slideshow…), and a number of people have emailed to say that they'll be at the show, and that they'd love to meet up with a bunch of fellow GPODers!
The RSVPs so far:
Glenda Curdy (Nurserynotnordstrom)
May Kald (GrannyMay) – tentative
Catherine Campbell (CrannyCC) – tentative
Jeanne Cronce (Greengenes)
Chris Niblack (ChrisSeattle)
So…who else is going to be there?? Let us all know in the comments, and we can start planning an outing! Perhaps after-dinner drinks one night at the bar at the Sheraton? I'll repeat this announcement for the next week or so, at least, and keep a running list of who's coming….enticement for even more people to come. Oh, and when you comment to say you'll be there, give us your real name so that I can plan name tags that include both that and your screen name…
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