**Most Awkward Moments**
-Getting on last on the bus and being forced to meet and converse with George Ball.
-Having to be rescued after being locked in the men's room at the Convention Center.
**Funny Moment during a Concurrent Session**
-THE FARTING SEATS! (Everytime someone plops down to sit (Dan Heims in particular during one session), the chairs act like whoopie cushions.)
**Person/People who impressed me most**
-Fellow Generation Y gardener Kelly Norris (age 22!!), who gave a commanding lecture on how to introduce our generation to gardening.
-Tony Avent and his Juniper Level Botanic Gardens and Plant Delights Nursery.
-Buttermilk biscuits with fried chicken and hash browns
**Funniest Compliment Received**
-"What in the bloody hell are you doing in horticulture??!!" - Plantsman John Elsley (after a "performance" during the closing karaoke party)
**Most Memorable Person/People I Met for the First Time In Person**
-Jim Wilson. Who I grew up watching on old tapes of "The Victory Garden"
-Pam Baggett. Garden writer and tropical plant specialist.
-All my fellow "Gen Y" gardeners and writers.
**Person/People I was most relieved to see being a "First Timer"**
-Marty Wingate, Bobby Ward, C. Colston Burrell,
**Most Inspirational Person I Met**
-Mentor: Ed Markham. In his 90's and still going strong!
**Most Inspirational Talk**
-Keynote Speaker: Dr. Dr. Lowell B. Catlett The Greening of America
-Post dinner and bus chat with Debra Prinzing and David Perry.
Check out all the pics from the Symposium here!!