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Upper Midwest Gardening: Garden Expo Feb 13-15

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duck_toller
Middleton, WI
(Zone 4b)

February 8, 2009
6:13 PM

Post #6110393

The latest details are online now

http://www.wpt.org/gardenexpo/
jasmerr
Merrimac, WI
(Zone 4b)

February 10, 2009
3:10 AM

Post #6117966

I'll be there Saturday for sure.
kraehill
Muscoda, WI
(Zone 4b)

February 12, 2009
5:11 PM

Post #6128742

Me too, jasmerr. Lot's to see and learn and hopefully no bad weather this year!

Jeannie63

Jeannie63
Mequon, WI
(Zone 4b)

February 13, 2009
5:23 PM

Post #6133524

I'm going too! Need a break from this dreary winter. And I am in a shopping mood :)
KaylyRed
Watertown, WI
(Zone 5a)

February 13, 2009
6:00 PM

Post #6133686

I'll definitely be there! Don't know that I have much money for shopping, but I like anything that makes me think SPRING. :)
jasmerr
Merrimac, WI
(Zone 4b)

February 15, 2009
12:53 AM

Post #6139790

Did anyone make it to the Garden Expo? I didn't see anyone.
KaylyRed
Watertown, WI
(Zone 5a)

February 15, 2009
7:39 PM

Post #6142884

I was there...but you guys wouldn't know me yet. :)

It was so incredibly crowded Saturday morning/afternoon that I'm sure I didn't see half of what I could have, or would have liked to. I'm kind of phobic about large crowds, and when they get thick I start to have panic attacks. I had no idea the place would be so packed. I guess a lot of people are ready for spring!

Jeannie63

Jeannie63
Mequon, WI
(Zone 4b)

February 15, 2009
8:06 PM

Post #6142970

I was there!! I bought some chocolate mint, thyme, and lavendar. And some jalapeno honey :)

meezersfive

meezersfive
waukesha, WI
(Zone 5a)

February 16, 2009
12:11 AM

Post #6143792

Oh crap I missed the whole thing.

cececoogan

cececoogan
Waukesha, WI
(Zone 5a)

February 16, 2009
12:55 PM

Post #6145688

I missed it too.
kraehill
Muscoda, WI
(Zone 4b)

February 16, 2009
3:31 PM

Post #6146356

I was there. Did anyone try to attend the seminars? I'm sure it's hard for the expo organizers to judge how many people may attend, but getting into a lot of those was difficult. Seats filled up fast and standing room only filled up fast. Plus I heard there were fire marshals on patrol to bust those lurking in doorways. They may need need to look at the possibility of having people "pre-register" in order to plan better or look at moving the event to someplace with more (bigger) meeting rooms. Not that I plan to stop going...I'm too desperate for spring by this time of year and the Garden Expo is a much-needed "fix" for me.
I did go to some demos and actually learned a lot on tending the gardener and seed starting.
jasmerr
Merrimac, WI
(Zone 4b)

February 16, 2009
5:44 PM

Post #6146972

Quoting:Not that I plan to stop going..

LOL! Same here, kraehill, but I was disappointed to miss out on three seminars because they were full. I think Saturday was one of the biggest crowds I have ever seen, and I have been going for several years now. I think we should send comments to wpt.org. Maybe they can figure out something different for future Expos.

I have read several articles lately mentioning the increase in home vegetable gardens when the economy is bad; I believe it from the crowd at the Expo.

My favorite seminars were one with Nancy Momsen on microgreens and Terry Hollembaek on "Inside Out Gardens". Both Nancy and Terry are from Nancy's Meadow Herbs.
KaylyRed
Watertown, WI
(Zone 5a)

February 16, 2009
5:49 PM

Post #6146992

The only seminar I went to was the one on hostas (good for me, since I have a lot of shade at my new place). Turned out the lecturer talked mostly about Japanese-style garden design principles and very little about hostas (although he showed a slide presentation of a bunch of varieties at the end of his talk). Wasn't quite what I expected, although the lecturer was a good speaker.
kraehill
Muscoda, WI
(Zone 4b)

February 16, 2009
5:52 PM

Post #6147008

jasmer, I was thinking the same thing about trying to give some constructive feedback...I'll see what I can find
myresortonahill
PICKETT, WI
(Zone 5a)

February 16, 2009
8:20 PM

Post #6147569

I went Sat & Sun. I should have looked here first, so I could meet you all. Did anyone go to the talk about Hummingbirds? The husband/wife speakers gave a great presentation.

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