What a fun, fun evening.
In the first place the weather
was perfect! Check out the
drive to Kennett Square and
Over country roads and past
It was the finale dinner to
celebrate the accomplishment of
eight hard but wonderful weeks as
Summer Interns at the gardens.
We arrived at our destination
and were granted entrance by the
guard at the guardhouse.
Here in the parking lot I had to
take this picture of a plant
Mikey was checking it
out too...so it is not just me!
The Conservatory was looking pretty
lovely as it reflected the sky.
We headed up the stairs to the
Terrace where we were to have our
dinner. I stopped and took a picture.
Mikey became aware that I wasn't
following and turned around.
He was so nervous.
He needn't have been.
The Longwood Horticulture Staff
and Administration were so lovely.
They chatted away with us as if we
were important to them. In fact, we
were so blessed by their attitudes
As Mikey is the first homeschooler
to be accepted into the program we
knew they were taking a chance on him.
There was no school staff to intercede
should something have gone awry. They
would have been stuck with us..."The Parents!"
However, we could not be happier with
the program and the experience.
Each program participant was given a
certificate of completion that is very
impressive and was encouraged to stay
in touch with their acquaintances at
Here is hoping that Mikey makes it into
the Professional Gardener's Program.
He wants it so badly.
He would start a two year rotation in either
2011 or 2012.
Maybe, just maybe!
We sure are hoping!
He will be working on
Latin Plant Names this school
year...just in case...
For more Outdoor Fun, please visit Susan
at A Southern Daydreamer! She's always
got the best friends sharing the beauty
of the out of doors.