I was AWOL last week, as I had 3 presentations to get ready for 3 different states all in the span of 4 days. Yow! But they are over and done, and I’ll try to keep up on the blog from now on.
This is a short but amusing post (to me anyway). My second talk was in Virginia, where I spoke to Master Gardeners at their annual conference. The speaker right before my talk was fellow GP Holly Scoggins. (Note to self: never agree to follow Dr. Scoggins again. I’m not nearly as amusing, though I am almost as tall.)
Anyway, Holly was discussing garden trends among other things and mentioned meta-gardens. Hmmm. I hadn’t heard of these, but assumed that, like meta-analyses, they were probably gardens that showcased plant collections from other places. Kind of like arboreta but smaller, and maybe something you could do at home. I nodded wisely, pretending that I was fully on board with this new trend.
Alas. My west coast ears were not adapted to Holly’s southern accent. As I discovered several slides later when it was obvious she was talking about meadow gardens.