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Re: my gardening outing

  • Subject: Re: my gardening outing
  • From: Pam Evans <gardenqueen@gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 15 Mar 2009 14:49:58 -0500

Sounds interesting Donna.  Where do they stand on organics and "greener"
packaging or was that addressed?

On 3/15/09, Donna <gossiper@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> Although most/some of you are already in the spring growing season, here in
> my
> zone 5 we are just beginning sort of.  So my girlfriend and I attended the
> proven winner seminar event yesterday.  They had the event at a country
> club
> so of course the food was great!  (I was expecting a boxed lunch not a full
> course buffet lunch along with a continental breakfast and two food
> breaks.)
> They had various speakers, all proven winner folks or vendors.  Their
> headliner speaker of course was P. Allen Smith.  I do have a new opinion
> about
> him after talking with him etc... All speakers were available all day in
> hallways etc so one on one conversations were encouraged.  I won't say I
> learned allot, but a few things, more a nice refresher course along with
> learning more about their business.  It was nice to see all those blooming
> plants!
> They gave away a very nice goodie bag with usable stuff in, including fox
> gloves, hose sprinklers, soap, charts, 365 tips book, etc... along with
> giving
> everyone their new bubblegum superpetunia.  Some folks won some great
> products
> but I wasn't that lucky.
> I did love the hanging planter with light and irrigation set up.  Of
> course,
> me being cheap wasn't about to put out that much money for something, but
> it
> did give me some ideas.  Also liked the easy bloom plant sensor and still
> debating on that one.  If it also did pH, I would have bought it.....Does
> anyone have either of these and do you find them worth the money?
> (easybloom.com and lightedgarden.com)
> My only thing about the entire day was how crowded it was... they packed us
> in
> like sardines....but past that, if one comes to your town, you should
> attend
> it.  I was apprehensive about going as I am not a proven winner fan.  I
> feel
> they are taking over the annual lines with a much higher priced plant.  But
> after attending and now understanding more of how and what they are doing,
> why
> their prices are higher, I am going to try some more of their plants.
> Donna
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX
zone 8A

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