By Kajsa Haracz
What’s better than hanging out in the garden with your friends? That is exactly what Steve, Kyle and I were doing at the Garden2Blog event at P. Allen Smith’s Moss Mountain Farm in the hills of Arkansas in early May.
We were joined by a group of lively bloggers and sponsor friends. In record heat (already 90 degrees at 9 a.m.), we shared our passion for roses in Allen’s rose garden.
But being social in the garden is about more than a day of fun with your friends. The relationships we build in social media need to be nurtured and cared for, much like a new plant. Therefore, I was excited to introduce Steve and Kyle to some of our online friends, including Dee Nash, Bren Haas, Shirley Bovshow, and Susan Cohan. Conversations centered on new roses, rose care and stories of success and beauty.
The Garden2Blog event was a celebration of being social, and how it can go beyond your iPhone and computer screen. It was about friends sharing their passion for gardening.
As we said good-bye (just after Johnny Cash made an appearance), we made plans to stay in touch using #gardenchat, this blog , Pinterest, Facebook, and the many other great social gardening outlets. We will continue to be social, each in our own garden—sharing and engaging—until we meet again in a garden near you.
Guest blog by Kajsa Haracz (@kharacz), a novice gardener but seasoned PR pro.