Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Garden Bloggers Fling - Are You Going!?!

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It's here, everyone...the moment you've all been waiting for! Registration for the Portland Garden Bloggers Fling is officially open! There are a limited number of spots available, so please sign up soon to ensure your spot in what is going to be an amazing Fling! FYI, we'll be releasing information on how to make reservations at the Official Fling Hotel very soon as well.


If you follow the Fling blog, you'll know we've been publishing teaser images from some of the gardens over the past few weeks, and we'll continue to do so during the upcoming months. To further whet your appetite, here are some more images from gardens we'll hopefully be touring during the Fling...enjoy!

Curly Aloe 2

The Floramagoria Garden 4

Maryellen Meadow

Astrantia with bee

vertical maple with scattered leaves

metal art


Ehicnacea white swan

Cactus & Stipa tenuissima

arbutus bark 2

English Brorder 4


summer splendour


Primula vialii

Arisamae from below

Floramagoria bees on eryngium

Amsonia clump

Floramagoria cattails


We hope to see you there!


  1. Aw! Yowler! What a way to end the post.

  2. Stunning gardens, stunning photos....we're excited!

  3. LOVE these pics, the kitty at the end is my favorite :) Do you have a list of public gardens (Japanese, Lan Su, etc.) and nurseries that will be on the Fling tour?

  4. Is it worth it? I would love to know. I have taken some baby steps towards creating a blog; perhaps I should wait a year, though I wouldn't mind having an excuse to go to Portland. Have you attended? Txs. V much enjoy your blog. Sarah

  5. Great shots! We're gonna have so much fun...

  6. I better get myself in gear…

  7. Jenni @ RainyDayGardenerFebruary 5, 2014 at 3:08 PM

    So excited! It's going to be a fantastic fling!

  8. I just enjoyed looking at these gorgeous photos! Another blizzard here I'm afraid.

  9. This is just the excuse I needed to finally visit Portland -- I'll be there!

  10. YTotally, Alan…you're going to love it…I guarantee ;-)

  11. Oh no, Kathy…if it makes you feel better, it's getting pretty chilly here too…we might even get a good amount of snow this weekend…YIKES! Are you coming to the Fling, do you think???

  12. I'm exited too, Jenni…excited and scared!

  13. It's going to be so fun, Linda!

  14. Yes we are…and then we're going to collapse!

  15. Sarah…it's TOTALLY worth it. Last year's Fling in San Francisco was the first one I went too…and it was a blast…so much fun…really made me wish I'd been going to the other Flings in previous years. If you can swing it, I think you'll really love it!

  16. We do have a tentative itinerary planned, Tamara…we will release it soon…as soon as we can really confirm all the little bits and pieces…be assured, it's going to be a FULL 3 days!

  17. We are SO EXCITED you two are coming!

  18. Hahahaha…isn't he the sweetest, Alison…I try to work a cat photo into every post, if I can ;-)

  19. I can't wait to see what you all have put together…it's going to be a blast!

  20. YES YES YES! Scott, you take such wonderful pictures. I had to stop and gaze at each one. Now you really did tease us with that autumn scene at the Japanese Garden - 'cause we are going to be there in July, you know. ;-) But based on that image alone I know I have to come back in October someday.

  21. Oh, the plants are wonderful, but Boots is the cat's pajamas (you should pardon the concept). I am so excited about the Fling

  22. I would come but it be a wee bit far from Australia! I enjoyed my little fling when giving talks in Portland a few years ago! You have a splendid garden community. Good luck with it!

  23. I've already registered and bought my plant ticket. :) I'm coming down early to visit family before the Fling. Excited!!

  24. I wish I could. I look forward to reading everyone's blogs and their experiences with the Portland fling.

  25. Hi Scott, I'm a Portland gardener and just tried to check out the Fling on your site. I guess it is not taking any more inquiries? Is there a way I can attend?...I just learned about it today from my friend Tammy at Casa Marisposa. My blog is just one year old at: and you can reach me at Thanks!

  26. With those pictures how can we not come? Will be my first time in Portland, and I am very excited about seeing all those PNW gardens. I hope your garden is on the tour, but if not Judy and I still want to see it!

  27. Donna@Gardens Eye ViewFebruary 15, 2014 at 7:50 AM

    How I wanted to go to this but I am hoping my mother will be coming for a long overdue visit....I will have to check it out online.

  28. I wish I could. I haven't been to Portland since 1979 and my visit there - in February - was so short, I never got to see anything. I'll have to wait till the Fling is back on the East Coast - I didn't know about the Flings until after the one in Asheville, NC and I'm still kicking myself.

  29. Lee@GuidetoNortheasternGardenFebruary 18, 2014 at 7:23 AM

    I have been following the Fling posts for some time and would love to be able to go someday but it is a long way from the east coast. I will have to live it vicariously through all of you for now. :)

  30. Great photos, as always.

  31. With photos like these, it's a wonder the airlines have any flights going from west to east during this period.....won't be able to make it this year, travel budget drawn to 0 with trip to England, but do hope to meet up with folks when they come to Toronto in 2015!

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