A blog about my adventures as a professional garden writer, radio show host and obsessive veggie gardener! My first book, the award-winning, The Year Round Vegetable Gardener, was published in 2012 and Groundbreaking Food Gardens hit shelves in March 2014!
I can't believe the deer got in again last night - both gardens!! With the NEW fence! My precious beans.. zucchini and peas.. even the soybeans.. ARGH! So, I have just spent the past hour lifting the deer netting, making sure there are no tears in the net and trying to nail it securely down in case they are trying to sneak under.. all things I did 2 months ago, but obviously, there is a flaw in my deer fence somewhere.. Anyway, I will snap some photos of the damage to post, but on a lighter note, here's some info that just came in.. HortEast 2011 is coming up this autumn and I have the official press release. It will be in Moncton, NB this year on Nov 21st to 23rd. HortEast is intended for anyone in the local horticultural industry - from landscapers to greenhouse/nursery operators to crazy people like me who write about gardening.
Doesn't this sound like a great line-up of speakers though?!
Will go snap those photos.. darn deer!
HortEast Trade Show Unveils 2011 Conference Program!
Moncton, NB - July 11, 2011 – With only five months to go, the excitement is building for
HortEast 2011, taking place at the Moncton Coliseum Complex (Moncton, NB) on November
21st-23rd. There will be lots of new and exciting offerings at this years event including six “mix
and match” pre-show workshops on Monday for landscape maintenance, landscape design,
landscape construction, retail garden centre, and nursery professionals, as well as a demo area
on the trade show floor on Tuesday and Wednesday that will include free hands on
demonstrations for staff and owners alike.
“HortEast is your best way to connect with other industry professionals, to meet with suppliers
across Canada and the US, and for company owners and their staff to get inspired and learn
about trends and best practices from our top-notch speakers” states John Evans, President of
Pro Care Lawn & Property Maintenance and Chair of the 2011 HortEast committee.
The 2011 Seminars and Workshops include:
•“Beyond the Visual: Thoughtful Project Design”Landscape Designershalf day
workshopwith Randy Tumber (Tumber & Associates, Orangeville ON)
•“Toxicology, Agronomy, and Mineral vs. Organic Soils"Landscape Maintenancehalf
day workshopwith Glen Sampson (Nova Scotia Agricultural College, Truro NS)
•“Planning and Planting for all Seasons of Interest" Retail Garden Centre / Greenhouse
Grower half day workshopwith Paul Zammit (Toronto Botanical Garden, Toronto ON)
•“Building Naturalistic Landscapes & Water Features That Will Impact Your Clients
Lives”Landscape Constructionhalf day workshopwith Randy Tumber (Tumber &
Associates, Orangeville ON)
•“Maintaining Turf Without the Use of Pesticides - Issues and Challenges, and New
Products Available for Pest Control"Landscape Maintenancehalf day workshopwith