Wednesday, July 3, 2013

The SF Fling has Flung

Official Group Photo by
San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers
June 28, 2013

Dear Garden Blogger Fling Attendees:

Thanks so much for attending and making this the best Fling ever! We hope you've recovered from three days of garden and nursery touring... and then some! Surely many of you have started to go through images and recount stories from our time together. Please consider sharing them, via links to your personal blog posts, in the comments section below, and/or on the Garden Bloggers Fling Facebook page. If you have specific posts for specific gardens, each of the tour stops has a general information post (following this one), so you can add your post to their comments section accordingly. It's a great way to see and read about everyone's perspectives of the various places we visited together.

Please be sure to share your personal thanks with the generous sponsors that helped make the San Francisco Fling so successful. Each sponsor is listed by sponsor level category along the right hand column of this blog, with links to their websites and contact information. Sponsorships contributed not only to the TWO swag bags you received, but also to offset the costs of our travel, garden admissions and sustenance. A hearty thank you goes out to them all!

Happy blogging and we hope to see you at the next Fling in Portland, Oregon. Sounds like the PDX Crew is tentatively looking at mid to late July, 2014.

Your SF Fling Crew,
Kelly, Andrea, Charlotte, Claire and Maggie. 

P.S. To post a hyperlinked URL to your blog post in the comments section you'll have to add a bit of HTML code to do so, as Blogger thinks they're spam and won't publish the comment.

I'll use Helen (The Patient Gardener)'s First Fling overview as an example 
(surely she won't mind...)

First, post a comment with your URL & blog post title (shown in orange above) added to the HTML code as shown below

Then, click the Preview button to see if the link worked and/or to edit as needed:
Then, enter Publish and your comment with a hyperlink to your post should appear, pending Blog administration, of course.

Hope that helps and isn't too confusing. If anyone knows a different workaround, let us know.


  1. Here is a post of Fling Pictures with more to come later. Loved this Fling!
    Fling Flicks

  2. What a great photo! I would SO loved to have met you all in SF and visited all these wonderful gardens. It's just such a long way from Australia, but I really hope to make it to Portland in 2014. Regards, Catherine (

  3. My first fling post. What a great time in spite of record heat!

    Rebecca's Garden is a sweet space

    Thanks to everyone for showing us such a good time.

  4. My first Fling post is about my first time in San Francisco.
    I Left My Heart
    What a wonderful trip!

  5. Loved every minute of it! OK, maybe not the heat. ;-)

    A Sweet Fling Garden

  6. A spattering of images—playing with light, photoshopping and story boarding. My first post...

    When the Light's too Bright, Play in the Shadows

  7. Another posting on the Fling. I loved the views from all the gardens.
    Views and Vistas California Style


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