Sightings at Garden Writers Association 2009 JC Raulston Arboretum Tour and BBQ

The JCRA rolled out the red carpet for the Garden Writers Association visit on September 25, 2009

Bobby Ward, friend and author with his new book about J.C. Rauslton out in December

Bobby Ward, friend and author with his new book about J.C. Raulston out in December

Tom Fischer Timber Press

Tom Fischer Timber Press

Shirley Reimes

Shirley Reimes

Marty Ross

Marty Ross

Felder Rushing and George Ball

Felder Rushing and George Ball

Famed Landscape Arch. Susan Cohan

Famed Landscape designer Susan Cohan

The lovely Eden Maker

The lovely Eden Maker

Melinda Meyers - in to everything including Birds and Blooms

Melinda Meyers - in to everything including Birds and Blooms

Denny Schrock, editor for Meredith Special Interest Publications

Denny Schrock, editor for Meredith Special Interest Publications

Justine Hancock Better Homes and Gardens

Justin Hancock Better Homes and Gardens

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GWA 2009 Chair Pam Beck

GWA 2009 Chair Pam Beck

Joe Lamp'l of joegardener and Theresa

Joe Lamp'l of joegardener and Theresa Loe

David Ellis, editor of American Gardener

David Ellis, editor of American Gardener

Hey IdahoGardener

Hey M A IdahoGardener

Dee Nash (in pink) at Red Dirt Ramblin

Dee Nash (in pink) at Red Dirt Ramblin

Marty Wingate (in yellow)

Marty Wingate (in yellow)

Brent and Becky Heath of Brent and Becky's Bulbs

Brent and Becky Heath of Brent and Becky's Bulbs

Kirk Brown

Kirk Brown

Rebecca Reed with Southern Living Magazine (in brown, in center)

Rebecca Reed with Southern Living Magazine (in brown, in center)

The first off the bus to visit the JCRA is Kathy Jentz editor and publisher of the Washington DC Gardener @WDCGardener

The first off the bus to visit the JCRA is Kathy Jentz editor and publisher of the Washington DC Gardener @WDCGardener

Bobby Wilder and Helen Yoest in front of The Bobby Wilder Visitor Center at the JC Raulston Arboretum

Bobby Wilder and Helen Yoest in front of The Bobby Wilder Visitor Center at the JC Raulston Arboretum

Dedicated volunteer (and dear friend) Vandy Bradow offering to take the first tast of the BBQ
Dedicated volunteer (and dear friend) Vandy Bradow offering to take the first taste of the BBQ

Helen Yoest

JC Rauslton Arboretum Board of Advisors
Gardening With Confidence

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18 Comments »

  1. Lots of smiling people! From the photos and tweets, seems that the GWA conference was a great time. I hope I can attend next year.

  2. Loved this and so thoughtful of you to make a memory album. So glad you did.

  3. TC said

    Thanks for sharing Helen! I see a lot of familiar faces.

  4. Hey Cityslipper, I has been a wonderful time. My best year and I believe it is in a large – no major part due to social media. Last year, I personally knew 30 writers and only on a surface level. This year I30 on a very personal, friendship level. H.

  5. Thanks, Anna! I know you know first hand how time consuming it is to post photos. I would much rather been with Laura, Susan, MA, Dee, Susan, Kathy, Amy, Susan, Billy, and so many friends at the Marriott and with you too. BUT, a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do.

  6. personalgardencoach said

    Very cute the way you got their pics all coming off the bus. I even recognized a bunch! So happy everyone enjoyed the day. Can’t wait to join everyone next year.
    Thanks SO much for sharing this with all of us out here!

  7. Vandy Bradow said

    WOW! super speedy!
    It is good to be able to match the names and faces. Thank you!
    Thanks also to everyone who took a little bit of JCRA home in pots from the plant sale : )

  8. You are so welcomed…I hope to be in Dallas next year and meet you. H.

  9. Thanks for reminding me Vandy, in it in the J.C. traditon to share plants. I called Proven Winners to see if we could have enough on hand to give to these who came to dimnner. Yes, they said. “500 be good? ” Oh yes. The give-away was special since it was the Buddlejia ‘Blue Chip’ by my deer friend Dr. Denny Werner.

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  11. Les said

    Thanks for lettling me put so many names and faces together. It looks like a great time.

  12. Girl, those are some cute photos. Don’t we all look so happy and not as tired as we felt. 🙂 Thanks for everything you did on this trip. The Tweetup was also wonderful.~~dee

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  14. What a wonderful “green carpet” and I’ll already reminiscing about it all as I unpack and put notes on business cards, sort plants, file story ideas, etc.

  15. kk said

    You are ever the clever girl. After this whirlwind week, what are you going to do next? Go to Disneyland?

  16. I feel like I was there (almost!) Thanks for posting this Helen! Looking forward to Dallas!

  17. Yes, me too Susan! Raleigh was the best ever…with regards to friends, old and new, live and 3D; did I mention I got a book deal ;~}

  18. LOL KK, while it was a busy week, it’s not like I got my knees bashed in! H.

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