On the QT | The Official Newsletter of GWA August-September 2016 - Page 16
media admittance to the show. There’s plenty of complimentary education on the show
floor, but if a specific workshop is of interest,
contact Jennifer Nelis.
Marty Wingate will read from The Bluebonnet
Betrayal, a mystery set at the Chelsea Flower
Show, Sept. 10, at the Bellevue, Washington,
Sonia Day’s art show, Fry Day, featuring
mixed-media paintings of chip trucks, runs from
through Aug. 26 at the Cambridge Centre for
the Arts, Cambridge, Ontario, Canada.
Theresa Forte will direct two daylong photography workshops in the coming months. The
first, geared to landscape professionals, will
be held at Landscape Ontario Headquarters,
Milton, Ontario, on Aug. 24 (visit Hort Trades
Seminars for details). The second, held at the
beautiful Niagara Parks Botanical Garden, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, is Sept. 10. Please call
905-356-8554, ext. 6201 for more information.
Steven Biggs will speak at the Alumni Association of the Niagara Parks Commission School
of Horticulture, Sept. 10. On Sept. 25, Steven
and his daughter, Emma, will make and serve
Emma’s Creamy Garden Vegetable Soup at the
Soupalicious festival in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in support of the Plant a Row – Grow a Row
program. Go to Soupalicious for details.
Dan Cooper will speak on “Gardening from a
Hammock” and “Low-maintenance Gardening”
to the Coldwater and District Horticultural Society in Coldwater, Ontario, Canada, Sept. 15.
Ellen Novack will speak about “Gardening from a
Hammock” and “Low-maintenance Gardening” to
the Woodbridge Horticultural Society in Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada, Sept. 19.
Garden writers will have lunch and tour A. P.
Whaley Seeds in Mount Horeb, Wisconsin,
during the 2016 AAS Edible Trials.
Diane Blazek invites GWA members to
the Region III Connect Meeting in Madison,
Wisconsin, 10:15 a.m. to 3 p.m., Aug. 25. The
meeting is during the All-America Selections and National Garden Bureau’s annual
Summer Summit, Aug. 24-26. This annual
event is an opportunity for AAS judges,
display gardens, breeding companies, brokers and media to gather and visit trial sites,
as well as other interesting horticulture
locations in one central area. Garden writers,
GWA members and nonmembers are invited to meet just outside Madison to tour the
impressive sustainable landscaping at Epic
Systems, including a behind-the-scenes
tour of this award-winning landscape installation.
Then, travel a short distance to the idyllic
setting of A. P. Whaley Seeds in Mount
Horeb, Wisconsin, for a lovely lunch before
touring the 2016 AAS Edible Trials. You
can also mix and mingle with AAS judges,
breeders, breeding company representatives and more. Visit the GWA Connect
website for links, the day’s schedule, directions and to register.
Sue Margraf asks GWA members to mark
their calendars and plan to attend the Region III meeting and press event, Saturday,
March 18, 2017, the opening day of the
Chicago Flower & Garden Show at Navy Pier.
Details to come.
FNGLA is hosting The Landscape Show,
Sept. 1-17 in Orlando, Florida. With an average attendance of 7,000 industry professionals and nearly 5 acres of exhibit space,
FNGLA invites garden writers to enjoy free
• Throughout August and September,
the Royal Botanic Garden in Sydney,
Australia, is presenting “Sweet Addiction
- the Botanic Story of Chocolate,” in the
exciting new horticultural exhibition
space ‘The Calyx’. This is an exhibit you
• Aug. 20-28 is the Daffodil Festival at the
Blue Mountains Botanic Garden in Mt
Tomah, New South Wales, Australia.
• Sept. 8 through Oct. will be the Tesselaar
Tulip Festival in Silvan, Victoria, Australia.
• Sept. 16-25 is the Toowoomba Carnival
of Flowers in Toowoomba, Queensland,
• Sept. 17-18 is the Garden Lovers Fair at
Bolobek in Mt. Macedon, Victoria, Australia.
• Sept. 24-25 brings the Plant Lovers Fair
to K ariong, New South Wales, Australia.
• Sept. 25 is Soupalicious soup-tasting and
harvest celebration in Toronto. Community-minded chefs, caterers and restaurants
create signature soups featuring fresh,
locally grown produce. Soupalicious is
presented by the Plant a Row • Grow a
• Oct. 1-9 is the Leura Gardens Festival in
Leura, New South Wales, Australia.
• Oct. 5-6 is the Canadian Greenhouse
Conference, Niagara Falls, Ontario,
Canada. A trade show and information
sessions for greenhouse flower and
vegetable growers, garden centers, and
• Oct. 6-10 is the Brisbane International
Garden Show in Brisbane, Queensland,
• Oct. 13-16 is the Berry Gardens Festival
with eight private gardens open to tour
near Berry, New South Wales, Australia.
PHOTO COURTESY DIANE BLAZEK/ALL-AMERICASELEC TIONS.ORG
Fame, his alma mater. A lifelong band geek, he
will be fitted with his first letterman’s jacket.