APGA – Day 6


The APGA Conference does continue through this evening although I left Hamilton, Ontario early this morning to begin the journey home.  It was a rewarding week and highlights certainly included giving my presentation, networking, going to educational sessions and certainly many garden visits.  I ended up with over 3,000 photos which is not a record but certainly a great representation of some neat things I saw throughout the week in Ontario.  I broke up the drive home today with an overnight in Grand Rapids, Michigan but not until I spent a couple of delightful hours at the Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park.  These photos are some of the highlights at the garden which had a busy day with youth groups, a wedding and much more.  I was happy that it had stopped raining as I drove through a monsoon for about 2 hours of my trip west and was able to enjoy a “dry experience” at the gardens.  Aside from sculpture throughout the park, the children’s garden, conservatory, natural areas, farm garden, Japanese garden, etc. make this a must see garden in the Midwest.  Another must see garden is RBG of course and I look forward to my return on Monday.

sweet patch of ‘Jack Frost’ false forget-me-not (Brunnera macrophylla) – perennial