08 April 2010

"Stopped into a church I found along the way...

... I got down on my knees, and pretend to pray"

The Mamas and the Papas have been playing in my head the past few days because... I'm headed to California tomorrow! I've never been to California before (well, I made a layover in LAX once, but airports don't count) so I am quite excited. I'm going to be enjoying the California Spring Trials (formerly and better known as the Pack Trials) with a group of mostly academics -- including some good friends.

If you've never heard of them, the Pack Trials are a chance for the big plant breeding companies to show off their new varieties to everyone. The trip will be a great inside peak into the ornamental plant breeding-industrial complex, and a chance to see what may be coming soon to a garden center near you. I'll take tons of pictures and give you all sorts of thoughts about it all when I return next week.

So stand y!

7 comments:

danger garden said...

Wow, sounds like big fun. I can't wait to see your pictures. Will you have any free goof-off time? I can suggest a few things to keep you busy....

CommonWeeder said...

I'll be waiting for a full report. Just what I need - news of more plants that I must have.

canyon naturalist said...

Aww! Welcome to CA!

Christine B. said...

Ahh, California. We drove through Death Valley once when I was a child. I remember thinking I was going to die of the heat, but then I'm a wimp from Alaska. Surely the trials won't be that hot. Looking forward to a report.

Christine B.

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