Wednesday, August 6

Tour Day

The tour was great, I won't bore you with the details but it is always good to see what other Nurseries are doing that we might be able to implement into our Nursery! This is Oranges and Lemons Gaillardia or Blanket-flower, sometimes I wonder about who in the heck comes up with the names for these flowers! This bee was really working for his nectar.
This one is a Sunrise series Echinacea or Coneflower. Not the best photo of this flower but I was enjoying watching the bee and I LOVE coneflowers! Two of my favorite flowers are coneflowers and gaillardia, long blooming easy growers so what more can you ask for??
Lunch was FABULOUS provided by Conrad Pyle which is a big grower out here in the East. Thank heavens we had a shade cloth because it was pretty darn hot.
This is a close up of what was sitting on each of our place settings. How nice is this! I love it.

We ended the day with a dinner and visiting with some great people, lots of good times with some great business discussions mixed in. A long day for us West coast people who are still trying to adjust to the time change! I don't think it was this hard for me when we went to Europe to adjust to the different time. :) But then I was not drinking wine or coffee and kaula for the last 2 hours of the day. lol

A good day all in all, I will post some great stuff from the show in the morning before we head out to Longwood Gardens, well that is if I don't oversleep!

The Kellogg's gang are taking us out to dinner this evening so I had best get moving. - Later Gators :)

5 comments:

Hummie said...

That garden bag looks very similar to the one I am using for my camera!

Those are totally beautiful photos of flowers...really enjoyed them...they are great photography.

TheLegacyLady said...

love these photos - you are having so much fun! Can't wait to see more photos...

laura P said...

Oh I am so glad you are able to stay in touch from so far away, looks lovely, kaylie will love those gloves, sure you were thinking of her.......
we need to get together when you get back to catch up.

laura P said...

So glad you are able to stay in touch from so far away, so you wern't thinking of kaylie looking at those kids gloves were you???
Lets get togethere when you get back....

AMBER LONGIOTTI: said...

Wow! What a cool giveaway! I can see people buying those, all set up with everything you need!