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2023 Philadelphia Area Fling Attendees


We've just about approached capacity for the 2023 Philadelphia Area Fling happening September 21-24. There are still technically 6 spots left so If you're reading this and haven't registered...get your request to K@karlgercens.com with those social links ASAP.


It has been an absolutely breathtaking spring here in America's Garden Capital and I've been out capturing as much of the beauty as I can. I hope your plans include arriving before the tour and staying afterwards to take in a few more of the 30+ public gardens available to you. Check out https://americasgardencapital.org/ to chart your additional stops.


The deposit has been submitted for all transportation and for the Saturday evening banquet. We'll be hosted at Stoneleigh Mansion on September 23rd. Check out the house and garden we'll get to explore! https://stoneleighgarden.org/garden/home/


If you're a first-time attendee then let us know! We like to include that on your badge so that seasoned Flingers can help you get the most out of the event. If you're a multi-year Fling attendee then reply with that as well. It's always fun to have a little background for context. Reply to this post and I'll start gathering that info to include on your badge.


Be sure to engage in our social media platforms with pics or stories about your garden and adventures. That'll be a great way for everyone to start getting to know everyone as well. Let me know if something isn't captured correctly on the document below. I'll be happy to correct it! A special thanks to Janet for assisting with the names, states and links!!!


Best,


Karl



This year’s Garden Fling in Philadelphia’s attendees are from near and far, and I do mean far. We have attendees from Australia, the UK and Canada, and states all across the U.S. Our attendees have blogs, Instagram accounts, YouTube videos, Facebook pages, and podcasts. We tried to include most of the links. Please explore who’s coming and welcome all newcomers.


NEW WALES, AUSTRALIA

Kim Rabbidge - @ouraustraliangardens


THE UK

Michelle Chapman - Veg Plotting

Victoria Summerley - Tales from Awkward Hill


ONTARIO, CANADA

Helen Battersby - Toronto Gardens, @gardenfix, @gardenfix on Twitter

Janet Davis - The Paintbox Garden

Margaret Mishra - The Gardening Me

Joanne Shaw - Down2Earth, Podcast


CALIFORNIA

Michael Collins - Mike’s Urban Garden

Michelle Derviss - @michellederviss

David Feix - @david_feix

Denise Maher - A Growing Obsession

Kathy Stoner - GardenBook


COLORADO

Idelle Fisher/Picklewix - Sandia Seed, Good Environmental News

Judith Seaborn - Founder of Botanical Interests

Donna Waters - Sun&Snow YouTube channel


CONNECTICUT

Jennifer McGuinness - Frau Zinnie, @frau_zinnie

Susan Webel-Idyll - Haven on the Rocks @musabasjoosue


DELAWARE

David Stacey - @david.stacey.10


FLORIDA

Cydney Wade - Rose Petals Nursery


IDAHO

Mary Ann Newcomer - Gardens of the Wild Wild West


ILLINOIS

Rachel Balk - Small Boots Gardening @gardenrach

Judy Hertz - Garden in a City

Natasha Nicholes - We Sow We Grow


MARYLAND

Amy Ellsworth DeWald - Decolonize the Garden

Susan Harris - Garden Rant

Kathy Jentz - Washington Gardener Magazine

Claire Jones - The Garden Diaries


MASSACHUSETTS

Angela Lituri - Angie The Freckled Rose

Jana Milbocker - Enchanted Gardens

Deborah Trickett - The Captured Garden, @thecapturedgarden


MICHIGAN

Natalie Carmolli - Proven Winners Plant of the Week, @nataliegardenpr, @NatalieGardenPR on YouTube


MINNESOTA

Kathleen Hennessy - @bold_north_home

Mary Schier - My Northern Garden

Angie Lueschen - Instagram


NEW HAMPSHIRE

Robert Munger - Bedrock Gardens, @bedrock_gardens

Jill Nooney - Bedrock Gardens, @bedrock_gardens


NORTH CAROLINA

Lisa Wagner - Natural Gardening and Places of the Spirit


NEW YORK

Jim Charlier - Art of Gardening

Johanna Dominguez - @putaplant.onit

Kathleen Guest - Smug Creek Gardens

Elizabeth Licata - Garden Rant

Kathy Purdy - Cold Climate Gardening, @kopurdy


OHIO

Kylee Baumle - Our Little Acre


OKLAHOMA

Dee Nash - Red Dirt Ramblings


OREGON

Loree Bohl - danger garden

Courtney Downing - Green Artisans, @greenartisans

Jane Finch-Howell - MulchMaid

Lois Moss - Garden Dot Tours

Heather Tucker - Just a Girl with a Hammer


PENNSYLVANIA

Heather Andrews - The Thoughtful Gardener

Audrey Angelella - @audangelgrows

Margaret Burke - @pegburke910

Amy Fedele - Pretty Purple Door

Karl Gercens - @karl_gercens_ , Karl Gercens

Lisa Lindquist - Lisa Lindquist, Back Mountain Bloomers

Kimberley Protzman - Cosmos and Cleome

Lynn Purse - Composer in the Garden, @lynnpurse on YouTube

Christopher Sheridan - The Flower Sommelier, @billion.blooms.media


RHODE ISLAND

Layanee DeMerchant - Ledge and Gardens, @layaneed


SOUTH CAROLINA

Janet Ledebuhr - The Queen of Seaford, @janetledebuhr

Jim Martin - Compost in My Shoe

Julie Thompson-Adolf - @juliesgardendelights


TENNESSEE

Gail Eichelberger - Clay and Limestone

Kim Halyak - @experiencememphisgardens, Experience Memphis Gardens

Sharron Johnson - CY Garden Club

Barbara Wise - @crescentgarden


TEXAS

Vicki Blachman - Playin’ Outside

Lori Daul - The Gardener of Good and Evil, @loridauldesign

Pilar Hernandez Silva - Chilean Food and Garden

Caroline Homer - The Shovel-Ready Garden, @caroline_atx

Catherine Jones - @cat_jones_atx

Diana Kirby - Diana’s Designs, @dianasdesignsaustin

Ann Lamb - Dallas Garden Buzz

Jean McWeeney - @jean_mcweeney

Pam Penick - Digging, @pamdigging

Cindy Tournier - My Corner of Katy, @mcok

Starla Willis - Dallas Garden Buzz


VIRGINIA

Connie Hilker - @hartwoodroses

Peggy Riccio - PegPlant

Marianne Willburn - Garden Rant


WASHINGTON

Donna Bogumill - @olygardenaddict

Cindy Funes - @gardenrevelry, @GardenRevelry on Twitter

Lynette Stixrud Lampson - @gritcitygardens

Gillian Mathews - @garden.girl.seattle

Camille Paulsen - @tahomaflora

Nita-Jo Rountree - @nitajorountree


WASHINGTON, D.C.

Teresa Speight - Cottage in the Court

Shari Wilson - Nuts for Natives


WISCONSIN

Erin Schanen - The Impatient Gardener

Beth Stetenfeld - PlantPostings

Anneliese Valdes - CobraHead

Laura Wills - Wills Family Acres, @foodflowersandfabric

Andy Young - CobraHead

Danniel Ward-Packard - Obsessed Midwest Gardener






Today's images are from https://www.jenkinsarboretum.org/ one of the jewels in America's Garden Capital

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