Pretty, sharp, and professional, Mimi San Pedro, CMO of P. Allen Smith at the Proven Winners display during the #IGCShow last August greeted me instantly. Delighted to wait while P. Allen mesmerized the crowd with the new Proven Winners Purple Passion and to meet him in person, I was tickled ‘Supertunia Picasso in Pink’ to be invited to The Chopping Block event that P. Allen was privately hosting that evening.
Folks let me tell you P. Allen dazzled us with his charm, wit and talent. He was a ‘Sunsatia’n. His good energy is boundless. I told you all that… to say this. Mimi has graciously extended an invitation to the P.Allen Smith annual Garden2Blog event in May where some of the most talented Garden Writers and Bloggers will be attending. It will be sponsored by your favorite products, who I would like to personally extend my thanks as well. Paul Allen Smith is a television host, designer, gardening and lifestyle expert. He is the host of two public television programs, P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home, and P. Allen Smith’s Garden to Table and the syndicated 30-minute show Garden Style. His television show P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home has been aired on PBS member stations and in syndication on other networks. Smith is one of America’s most recognized garden and design experts, providing ideas and inspiration through multiple media venues. He is the author of the best-selling Garden Home series of books published by Clarkson Potter/Random House, including Bringing the Garden Indoors: Container, Crafts and Bouquets for Every Room and the recently published cookbook, Seasonal Recipes from the Garden, inspired by the abundance of food from his farm and a family of cooks. In 2014, Smith’s television shows took the Taste Awards by storm with Smith returning to Little Rock with four Taste Awards.[ Source wikipedia
It’s good to support products that keep us, our gardens and families growing strong and beautiful. I’ve listed the attendees and sponsors so you can visit their Web sites. Many of these folks I am familiar with their work and I’ve learned a great deal from them. Their Web sites are a treasure trove of gardening information and fun. I have a goal on my trip: experience the P.Allen Smith adventure and share it with you like you were there and hopefully you can visit P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home in Little Rock in the future as well. I look forward to meeting new friends and seeing everyone I know in May!
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