Joe’s Connected Garden – Open Garden 2016

This will be a short post because I did not take the usual dozens of photos for my next blog. The reason I didn’t take so many this time was that the day was full of interactive lectures, panel discussions, demonstrations and one on one chats with gardeners. By the end of the day you realised that time had flown and it was time to go home.

I have been to many open gardens over the years and have gained something from every one of them but this is the one where I learnt the most without any commercial angles involved.

Harry Harrison spoke several times at length on a variety of subjects and in such a way that you understood everything without too much jargon. Harry represents the Rare Fruit Society and makes regular contributions on various radio gardening programs and at the Adelaide Botanic Gardens for Diggers Club. I have seen him in action before but never quite as unrestricted as he was yesterday and clearly relishing the opportunity to embrace any subject unhindered.

Joe and Rosanne, who seem to the front people for these connected gardens, presented their gardens and gardening beautifully and were never backward in pointing out the features of their gardens.

If you ever have the opportunity to visit this garden in the future do yourself a favour and get there!

This is Joe after whom these connected gardens are named. Here he is showing off his pot grown Mango in January.

This is Joe after whom these connected gardens are named. Here he is showing off his pot grown Mango in January. Photo:

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2 Responses to “Joe’s Connected Garden – Open Garden 2016”

  1. Pat Says:

    Sounds like a legend of a bloke!

  2. Joe's Connected Garden Says:

    Thanks Adrian. Wondering whether to post this on the Facebook Page. Not much expereince with blogs yet! Rosanne

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