(Nasella tenuissima, Mexican Feather Grass, frames my friend's garden in Denver, CO)
2014 has become the year of the touring botanical lecture for me; I'm lucky enough to be all over North America giving talks. A nice way to avoid doing actual work.
Here's a moment to shamelessly announce them if you happen to be in the area.
18 January Seed Exchange Logistics: Rocky Mountain Chapter of NARGS (at Denver Botanic)
21 January Lesser-known Hardy Succulents: Colorado Cactus and Succulent Society (at Denver Botanic)
15 March: Piedmont Chapter of NARGS, Raleigh, NC: (Plant Hunting in the Caucasus)
22 March: Southern Appalachian Chapter of NARGS, Asheville, NC: (Crevice Gardening)
26 May, Afternoon: Alpine Gardeners of Central Vancouver Island, Qualicum Beach, BC
27 May: Vancouver Island Rock Alpine Garden Society, Victoria, BC
28 May: Saltspring Island Garden Club, BC
11 June Alpine Garden Club of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
12 June Calgary Rock & Alpine Garden Society (or, I love this: CRAGS!) Calgary, AB