Friday, September 3, 2010

Vista Garden Club V-I-G (Very Inspiring Gardeners) Season 1

I am a proud member of The Vista Garden Club and this year, with the assistance of another member, I am in charge of something called "Inspiration", which amounts to a short little something presented at each meeting that is inspiring. Poems, and stories are the normal inspiration material, read to the group from the podium.  Unfortunately I got this brainy-idea that I wanted to film wonderful local gardeners in their gardens answering the question "What inspires you in the garden?". I wanted to "show" the club inspiration this year instead of "tell".
So off I went to see if I could make this happen (using my iphone no less!). The Apple Store was a big help getting me the correct adaptor to project my video onto the meeting room's big screen using the venue's projector. Sadly, what I did not know was that I needed an audio cord as well. Live and learn, huh?
      Next time!
Well, today I showed the first 2 1/2 minute video of episode I, season I V-I-G's (Very Inspiring Gardeners). My first guest was Julian Duval the Director of the The San Diego Botanic Garden (Formerly called Quail Botanical Gardens in Encinitas, CA) Of course, I muffed the job badly, having great video with no sound. Oh well, I punted and promised the encouraging crowd that I would correct the problem before the next episode. I am putting all the videos here on my blog as an archive for the club and for all the world to see. Hope you are inspired to garden too!


  1. What a terrific idea to ask people what inspired them to become gardeners - brava!

  2. Gosh, Thanks Susi. Better watch out, I'll be coming with my iphone to ask you this question some day...Love, Karen