|Peony in Nan Chase's garden
Before I delve into that, let me be sure to thank the esteemed team of bloggers who brought this to fruition: Christopher of Outside Clyde, Frances of Fairegarden, Lisa of Natural Gardening, Helen of Gardening with Confidence, Nan Chase, Ani, and if I missed you, just know you were appreciated!
|Christopher Mello's tonka trunk garden, West Asheville
|'Blue Pearl' poppy that Christopher Mello is developing
|Shady spot at the Burton Street Community Peace Garden
|Sunny Point Cafe kitchen garden
|The compost bin I lusted after at Sunny Point Cafe
|Tim Spira, author of Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains & Piedmont and Lisa Wagner's husband, identifying some galls while on a native plant walk at the NC Arboretum
|There was a whole lotta love at Wamboldtopia in West Asheville
|Christopher pointing out the metal tub surround at Wamboldtopia
|Peter and Jasmine Gentling's garden was so peaceful. Here Cindy, Andrea and Kelly relax amongst the tall trees.
|Gail studies the sun's path in the Gentling garden
|Another invitation to stroll at the Gentling's garden
|Moss walk at Gentling
|Hydrangea in the conservatory of the Biltmore Estate. Wish you could tell how huge the petals were!
|View from the Biltmore Estate
|Haywood Community College Gardens
|'Creation' by Christopher Carrie at his mountaintop home, Ku'ulei 'Aina
|Barbara, Andrea and Lisa on the path to Bonnie Brae, Christopher's mother's place right next door
|The view from Bonnie Brae
|White Garden Inn
|Nan Chase, author of Eat Your Yard and other books, has a beautiful tiny garden and interesting poplar bark house
|I loved visiting fellow blogger Lisa's house and garden. She has a typical gardener desk filled with seed packets, writing material, and gardening books.
|Last but not least, some of the 80+ garden bloggers. Photo courtesy of Pam Penick
Next year's Fling will be in San Francisco, yeehaw!
This post was written by Jean McWeeney for my blog Dig, Grow, Compost, Blog. Copyright 2012. Please contact me for permission to copy, reproduce, scrape, etc.