Monday, February 18, 2013

Under the Big Top....

Well...not really The Big Top.
At the Natural Gardener, in Austin, they call it
The Revival Tent.
It's the place where speakers come, to give advice
on how to handle the challenges (and, there are many)
of gardening in our part of the world.

Saturday was the day for Pam Penick from Digging,
to present her brand new book,
Lawn Gone.

It's full of information, design renderings, and ideas for turning your
water guzzling lawn, into a drought resistant, inviting garden.

There was a good crowd.....standing room only...for Pam's informative
talk, about techniques and plants to use for the transformation.

There are plant recommendations for different regions in the book.

She displayed several different plants.
Then, there was a question and answer period.

Afterward, a line formed with people who wanted their copies signed by the author.

I was finally lucky enough to meet several local garden bloggers.
No pictures, unfortunately.  Too busy talking.
But, it was good to put in-person faces, to the blogs I read so often.

It was a beautiful day.

This is a great place to visit, even if you're not shopping for plants.

Of course, who can go there without buying plants?
My time was limited.  So, my shopping was limited as well.

Now, I'm off to read Lawn Gone.....again.

Congratulations, Pam.
A very good job.

Happy Gardening...


  1. It was fun Linda! Definitely a beautiful day after it warmed up. So glad to finally meet you too. Nice you got to get some plant shopping in.

  2. How fun! I bet it was informational as well. And plant shopping, too! Sounds like the perfect day!

  3. How fun does that sound!! It would be wonderful to meet some other garden bloggers. I've heard of Pam's book and look forward to reading it. Sounds like you had a great day.

  4. It was so nice to meet you, Linda! I agree - it's very nice to be able to put a face with the blogs. :)

  5. I too had a lovely day meeting you, seeing all of the bloggers, and hearing Pam. Hope we see more of you in our neck of the woods - or yours.

  6. Thank you for the little peek into your gardening life - you should see our frozen cold landscape :(

  7. It was so nice to see you again, Linda! Thanks for coming to hear my talk and getting a copy of Lawn Gone! I love that photo of it in your wagon with the plants. I'm collecting photos of my book in people's gardens/homes, and I'd love to include that one. Would you be willing to share it with me for possible use in a blog post of my own? :-)


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