Tweet-Up at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show

Tweet-Up at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show

I had an AMAZING Tweet-Up with Twitter friends at the Show! We had a ton of fun checking out our fave displaytweetup.jpggardens and discussing all things garden. Some of us are here in the picture. From left to right, please meet @gardenliving, @juliebonnheath, @gardenmentor and @nestinstyle. The picture is missing me, of course. We really missed others who wanted to join us like @arcadia1 (medical procedure) and @joegardener (flew home that day). But separately, I also met with @heblogssheblogs and others. Just missed @katspellman, who did one of our guest posts, as well.

Nest in Style@nestinstyle is a pretty awesome person. Her name is Jayme and she writes Nest in Style blog. Check out her recent interview with @joegardener. There is a lot of in-depth information there about how gardening needs have changed for various generations. In her “other” life, she is in sales. It was great to meet Jayme!

Garden Fresh Living@gardenliving is also pretty cool. She is a garden coach and garden writer and flew from California to be at the show. I totally HEART her twitter avatar, by the way. She writes Garden Fresh Living and has a great post on vermicomposting there. Glad to know that I am not the only one with picky worms. Thanks for flying all that way to be at the show, Theresa! You rock!

Garden Mentors@gardenmentor was, true to form, hosting a show garden at the show. Robin from Garden Mentors has also guest- posted for us in the past and I have featured her on other posts as well. Why? Because she is awesome and I love the concept of mentoring in the garden industry. Robin truly does it right and I highly recommend her services. She designs as well and puts a ton of volunteer hours into the industry. Thanks from all of us, Robin!

Julie Bonn Heath@juliebonnheath also loves the gardening industry. She grows organic veggies and swears by Oregon sugar-snap peas to feed a sweet tooth. She is a “Green Mom” and serves several “green” clients with her PR & Marketing Services. In addition, she writes for garden publications. She’s pretty cool too but prefers that I focus on the other Twitter friends instead of her so I’m not allowed to say more. (grin) Oh, she did pass on that she joins everyone in good thoughts, crossing fingers and a little prayer that the Show will find a buyer and continue on. “We really need it here in the Northwest,” she said. “I heard today that Point Defiance also recently closed their show too.”

I agree! So please join us in good thoughts ongoing for a BUYER!

By the way, there is a risk that it is the last show so make sure and get your “NW Flower and Garden Show” t-shirt while they last in the lobby. And most of all, have enough FUN to last for a long time.

  • Joe Lamp'l
    Posted at 14:33h, 21 February Reply

    Hi Flora. Thanks for the shout out but I’m really regretting not being able to stick around for the tweetup with this ladies. I’ve enjoyed meeting them all on twitter but there’s nothing like a face to face meeting. Thanks for the update on the NWFS and lets hope it’s not the last. What an incredible experience!

  • Theresa Loe
    Posted at 17:44h, 21 February Reply

    Hi Flora-
    Thanks so much for setting up the tweet up. It was fun to put faces to names! I had to laugh when we walked up to @Gardenmentor at her booth and she looked up at all of us staring at her (we were not sure which one was her until we noticed the name tag). Then I yelled “Twitter” and her eyes lit up! Yeah twitter friends!

    Joe we wish you were there too. It was fun to explore the show together. Like meeting old friends.

    And thank you for your kind words Flora! I am so glad you like my sepia watercan!!!!

    Great show. I too am hoping for more…

  • Theresa Loe
    Posted at 17:45h, 21 February Reply

    Oh and Flora…Next time we have to let someone else take the picture so you can be in there wish us. Everyone wants to see what you look like too!

  • Jayme
    Posted at 23:21h, 21 February Reply

    Thanks again for organizing the tweet-up. So fun to meet everyone face-to-face. Too bad Joe couldn’t stick around. Thanks for the nice write up and reference to our blogs.


  • Flora
    Posted at 11:20h, 22 February Reply

    Hello friends! You are so welcome. And yes, maybe a picture of me…someday. Guess I am shy. =) Joe, my friend, no regrets allowed! LOL! It was a marvelous time. We will have a tweet-up in the future wherever we may land, ok? And I will make sure and invite you. Just make sure that you join us then.

  • debra (@dkprinzing)
    Posted at 12:41h, 22 February Reply

    Hi all, wow, the Tweet-up looks like it was great fun and I’m so disappointed that I couldn’t meet up with you all. Hard to know that Jayme and Theresa – two of my pals – were in Seattle at the Northwest Flower Show and we didn’t get to see one another. Too many gardens, too little time!

  • gardenmentor
    Posted at 10:53h, 23 February Reply

    Thanks for bringing the Tweetup to me! It was so fun to meet all of you, and definitely I was sad to miss meeting Joe, Arcadia1 and Shibaguyz who are other fellow Tweeters.

    The show was fantastic and how fun to have faces in mind when nestinstyle appeared at my Got Dogs? Gardening with Canine Companions seminar.

    Thanks so much for organizing and bringing us all together.

    Now that the show’s over, I’m trying to refocus and get caught up!

  • Shawna Coronado
    Posted at 07:10h, 24 February Reply

    I finally have faces with the names – WOOT! I want a Tweet-Up with all of you too!!!!

    Best to all,


  • Dawn Hummel
    Posted at 15:29h, 31 January Reply

    Can’t wait to see everyone next week!

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