Garden Blogger's Fling, Austin: The Garden of Pam Penick
For those of you familiar with garden blogging, Pam Penick needs no introduction. If you are not familiar with Pam and her amazing blog Digging, go there now. She's been at it since 2006, a relatively long time to be blogging. She resides in Austin, Texas, and was one of the organizers for the recent Garden Blogger's Fling. Not only that, she was one of the original organizers for the very first Fling, which was in Austin in 2008. In addition to regular garden blogging, Pam is a writer of garden books Lawn Gone! and The Water Saving Garden. She is also a contributor to Garden Design magazine. So. Imagine how excited we were to see her garden in person. Come along with me to see our first sunny garden the second full day of the Fling, the jewel box garden of Pam Penick.
Cottage in the Court and Jim Charlier of The Art of Gardening. One of the biggest joys of the Fling was meeting fellow gardeners and garden writers. There is so much talent out there covering a wide range of gardening topics and gardening styles.
Digs Inside and Out while visiting for the 2014 Garden Blogger's Fling. Am I right?
There was so much more to explore, but alas we had limited time. Pam's garden was a real reward to see, especially after our first rain-drenched day in Austin. Her garden was a little bit as I imagined it would be, but so much more. The feeling one gets while there is so calming, so enjoyable, you want to linger for days (oh, her lucky house guests). You want to explore every nook and cranny that she has very thoughtfully tended to. Pam is no ordinary gardener, she has the rare combination of plant enthusiast, designer, caretaker of the land, educator, writer, and super-creative personality. She's the total package and I for one was honored to be able to visit and say, "I've seen Pam Penick's garden in person!" Thank you, Pam, from the bottom of my heart for opening your garden to us and for all your hard work organizing and executing a fantastic anniversary Garden Blogger's Fling. Well done.
It has soul. It has history and you can read all about it on her blog, which I'm sure many of you already have. I loved the Fling and everything about it, Pam's garden was a major part of it in my heart.
That's a wrap for this week at Chickadee Gardens. As always, thank you so much for reading and commenting, and happy gardening!