June 29, 2022

On Plants and People
At the 2022 Garden Bloggers Fling

Fling 2022 Collage

The 2022 Garden Bloggers Fling is done, and I find myself reflecting on what it means. I know others have noted about past Flings how they enjoyed catching up with old friends and meeting new ones. That is so true for me, too!

The plants are amazing, Madison in June was a great location for the Fling (that's why we volunteered!), and it was wonderful to tour lovely private and public gardens.

But it truly is the people who make the Fling: the attendees, the gardeners, the sponsors, and all the others who make it happen! Once everyone arrived and we began touring gardens together, my nervousness about logistics and scheduling began to fade. What a wonderful group of people!

Thanks to all who attended! Watch for more coverage here, and on blogs and social media feeds throughout North America. To learn more about this year's Fling, next year's Fling, and beyond, visit the Fling website.

And thank you, sincerely, dear Fling friends for a wonderful time together!

21 comments:

  1. I'm glad you could relax and enjoy the Fling once it arrived, Beth. I'm sorry I couldn't be there.

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    1. Thanks. I'm sorry, too, Kris. I hope we'll be able to attend a Fling together again and actually have a fun conversation in person. :)

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  2. I hope you and everyone else had a blast! Wish I could have gone.

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    1. It was great fun! Maybe we'll attend a Fling together one day. Have a great summer!

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  3. I had a fabulous time seeing Madison gardens, Beth! Thanks to you and Anneliese and your helpers for putting together a wonderful event. I'm glad you were able to enjoy it too, even as you kept things running so smoothly. Hats off to you!

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    1. Thanks, Pam! It was so great to be together again, after a couple of years apart. Looking forward to next year, too! :)

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  4. I am so excited to see more posts from the Fling! I am so happy it went well Beth. High Fives!!
    xx oo
    Carla

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    1. Thanks, Carla. Wish you could have been there...I'm not sure when it will be in the Midwest again. Every Fling is fun, though, so if you're able to travel, please join us. The next one will be in Pennsylvania.

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  5. Hope one day The Fling will be in a city near me so I can attend.
    (Because of back problems I cannot travel long distances).
    Have a wonderful Independence Day weekend!

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    1. Mississippi would be a great location! Maybe a late spring Fling? That's when the Austin Fling happened. Happy 4th to you, too!

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  6. You forgot the hats! It was the hats that made the day! I love them almost as much as I love flowers. I suppose I should have been born during the 40's when no proper lady would have been seen without a hat and white gloves. Sigh.
    Jeannie@GetMeToTheCountry

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    1. Ah, yes, the hats! I even wore one on the first, very hot day. I'm not a hat person because I have very thick hair. But when it's super hot, they are a good idea. They look great on most people. LOL.

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  7. Looks like a lot of fun ... congratulations, we all need that :)

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    1. Yes, it was fun. The Flings always are. :) It would be great to have you join us one of these years.

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  8. Had a great time and it was so wonderful to meet up with my peeps! Thanks to you and Anneliese for a well organized wonderful Fling.

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    1. It was our pleasure, Janet! It was great to be back together again after several years apart. :)

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  9. Thank you for all the hard work you guys put in for literally years to put the fling together!

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    1. You're welcome, and thank YOU for being enthusiastic and a great help during the Fling. You were awesome, Megan! :)

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  10. I am so glad you were able to enjoy yourself during the event, you earned it!

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    1. Thanks, Loree. It was great, once all the friends arrived. Wish you'd been there. :)

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  11. Wow! I think the Garden Blogger's Fling would be too much fun for me to manage at this point. Thanks for letting me see it through your point of view. It is fantastic!

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