12 Days of Christmas – Day 6

On the 6th day of Christmas my true love gave to me 

Six gardening getaways for the year!
For the gardener who loves to be pampered a little while still enjoying an interactive gardening environment, it’s hard to beat Lake Austin Spa Resort‘s Gardening for Life week in April 2013. Enjoy walking in and learning in the gardens and hear from Trisha Shirley, the Director of Flora and Fauna.Trisha Shirey’s 28-year association with Lake Austin Spa Resort has resulted in organic herb and vegetable gardens, an organic orchard and a wealth of flowers to enhance the grounds and brighten the delicious low-fat dishes served in the dining room. Plantings are designed to be Texas tough, but beautiful. Despite the foraging deer, flowers are in evidence year round. Many of the gardens are designed to delight butterflies and hummingbirds, which are seen in abundance.

Callaway Gardens’s 27th Annual Southern Gardening Symposium  January 25-27, 2013. Callaway Gardens’ Southern Gardening Symposium has been the South’s premier gardening event for a quarter of a century. Whether you’re a professional gardener or just a beginner, there’s simply no better place to immerse yourself in the world of gardening than among our woodland paradise!

Northwest Flower and Garden Show 2013 Feb. 20-24 in Seattle, Washington. “There’s a little garden in all of us.”

The Chicago Flower and Garden Show…. I can hardly wait!!

This one is on my bucket list!

Longwood Gardens International Trials Conference – Sept 16-20. Plant nerd mecca.

A year’s worth of great garden trips. Nothing says “I love you” like a plane ticket to go look at plants.