If you are a garden blogger, you might consider going to the Garden Bloggers Fling. This year's fling is in the Washington, D.C. area, June 22-25. Not only do you get to see a wide variety of public and private gardens, there is lots of swag plus the opportunity to win stuff.
To qualify, you need to be a semi-active blogger and most of your blog needs to involve gardening of some sort. The garden bloggers I met last year ranged from gardening experts to a few bloggers like me. The one common denominator is they all love gardens. They are also a friendly bunch, eager to share their knowledge and experience if you but ask. This year's tour includes a winery visit and a dessert bar. Neither appeal to me, but then I am old and ascetic.
I'm wavering over whether to attend this fling as I have something else going on the week before. I haven't been to DC since the 1971 May Day protest against the Vietnam War. At the time, I was not yet a gardener but even had I been, gardening was not the point then.
But YOU could go! And share your pix. And if I can't attend, I can be there vicariously through YOU!