|“The Fling” comes to Toronto, June 5-7, 2015|
You might have seen garden bloggers mention it over (and over and over) the past few years and wondered, “What the heck is the Fling?”
Well, it began in Austin TX back in 2008, with a few online garden blogging friends getting together. It was spring, hence Fling. Like most things gardeny, it grew – to become an annual event with about 80 attendees.
In 2015, the Garden Bloggers Fling is coming to Toronto. As I’ve often been one of the very few Canucks Flinging, and as one of 2015’s organizers, along with Lorraine Flanigan of City Gardening Online and Veronica Sliva of A Gardener’s World (and thanks to my sister Sarah for the graphics) I want to be sure that Canadian bloggers know about it. The Toronto Fling will be the first to be held outside the U.S.
That first Fling took people to notable private and public gardens in the host city. Every one since has done the same, in Chicago, Buffalo, Seattle, Asheville, San Francisco, and Portland. Now us. We’re doing three full days in Toronto, with an optional Niagara day. It’s going to be fun.
Of course, as a writer, that grandfathered missing apostrophe on Bloggers’ does bug me. But then that’s something it has in common with Tim Hortons. Think of it as a Canadian connection.