I have attended the symposium for the past few years, and always come away with some great ideas for both the stepchild garden and the garden at The Big House. Great new plants, cool combinations that I hadn't considered before, etc.,etc. All good things.
Here's the problem........
Dan Benarcik from Chanticleer is the first speaker that morning. Anyone who follows this blog knows that I'm a bit of a Dan Benarcik groupie, and have absolutely no problem telling people that my goal is to have a garden that looks like Chanticleer.
The last time I became obsessed with something from Chanticleer was the Adirondack chairs that Chuck foolishly agreed to make for me as a birthday present. (That story is in a post here from late July of last year). By the time they were finally finished, Chuck almost threw them across the street to my house, and I had to do the painting!
I think I need to start reminding Chuck that his chairs are one of my favorite things in the garden, and remind him that they really weren't all that difficult to make..........if Dan Benarcik has any cool new things in his presentation for me to obsess about (and he will), I'm screwed.