Day one was spent on Jennie's farm - a little over an acre in the city - although the surrounding landscape feels much more rural than suburban with rolling hills of autumnally changing trees; a little corner of the city that seems forgotten. Honestly, I was totally out of my league here, as I was the only non-farmer of the group. But not turned-off to the idea at all! Inspired to continue learning, and to begin with a cutting garden, and we'll see what happens from there. In fact, I made it home with a peony tuber that should have been planted as soon as I got home, so if it survives in storage through the winter and next summer, will be the planted next autumn along with some dahlia tubers that Erin is shipping in the spring!
After dinner out with the group and a restless nights sleep in anticipation for day two, we joined for breakfast again at the Woodlands - William Hamilton's estate and horticultural mecca of the late 18th century, turned city park-like cemetery - really a wonderful place to visit and perfect backdrop for the design segment of the workshop.