Saturday, January 23, 2010
How lucky I was today, at the conclusion of the Winter Conference of Georgia Master Gardeners, to win one of the table centerpieces! It's a huge bowl, topped with a bi-color ribbon, of the sweet alyssum hybrid 'Snow Princess' and the supertunia 'Royal Purple'. The growers named Proven Winners had made the plants available, volunteers had arranged them in enormous bowls at Smithgall Woods, and they adorned the tables at yesterday's reception and today's luncheon.
Proven Winners, for sure. It's a company that deserves attention, and thanks. More than the growers, though, the 'proven winners' of the conference are the Hall County Master Gardeners, who put an incredibly powerful and friendly conference together. Even the one speaker who had forgotten she had been invited to give a presentation and instead delivered a sales pitch did not mar the day. It was brilliant!
Walter Reeves - singer/lyricist? Who knew?
Kudos to Hall County Master Gardeners; you are without question 'proven winners' - ahead of the rest of us!