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November 2009 Newsletter
November 5, 2009

'Crinkling eyes illuminate the delighted mind.
Laughing lips smile the sweetness of friendship.
Deep in the soul peace and joy dance'
Dan Clost

When it rains here in Panama, drivers put their four way flashers on - yup – that’s right, it can rain so heavy and fine that you can hardly see anything…it does not last long, but it does happen. I love the rain and I love the green season here ... to me the dry season is like winter – brown grass, trees loosing leaves because they don’t have water. Not your vision of a tropical paradise is it.

A very special Thank you to Brian Minter for including our tours in his Top Ten Gifts for Gardeners in the November/December issue of Gardens West. I take that as a real compliment coming from Brian. I mentioned him in the October issue of the newsletter so be sure you visit Minter Gardens in the spring!

I don’t know about you but I get hundreds of emails every day…a bit overwhelming for sure but there is such good information in a lot of them that I try and glean for you. Between my email, twitter, facebooks and linkedin I am on information overload some days. You add that to keeping the websites updated (3) getting back to all those enquiring on the tours, writing articles that have a definite deadline…well some days I just have to sit and have a cup of tea.

I hope you visit the site on a regular basis. We have great writers and they have super articles for you to read – every one of our writers has something valuable to share with you and help you grow and they sure do appreciate you letting them know that you appreciate them. There are also the events to check out ... and if you have events to enter, you can do that too!

‘I have a dream, a song to sing, To help me cope with anything, If you see the wonder of a fairy tale, You can take the future even if you fail’ from I have a Dream by ABBA

Quotes from some of our members

'You have some wonderful and helpful information on your site. Thank you.' Judy

Hi Donna:
'I have just watched the Recreating Eden episode about you for the umpteenth time and still enjoyed it. That is such a good series and it is too bad that it is no longer in production.
' David

'I love to take a break from my work to read your email. It helps me relax. I work in Mental Health and some days can be very trying. Thanks you for the relief and I look forward to the next one.'

Hello Donna
'Please send information on booking your tour 2010 Chelsea Flower Show. We have been told your tours are wonderful. My sister has been in touch with you and says your booking this tour now. Thanking you in advance'

Are you looking for a gift for yourself? Why not a garden tour. I am very proud of my tours - I get lots of repeat guests so if you have never been on one with me before, perhaps 2010 is the year...

  • New Eden
  • Kids Garden
  • Plant a Row Grow a Row