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  • Fig Frolic Update: Speakers Announced & a Deadline Looming

    BackwoodsSouthernLawyer and I are pleased to announce the speakers for The Fig Frolic in Chattanooga, TN on Aug. 28th. First, we would like to remind those who will be traveling in for this year’s gathering that the hotel reservation deadline was Aug. 6th BUT, they will still honor it IF they are not filled. We have negotiated a discounted rate at a brand new hotel, Springhill Suites by Marriott. It is less than 1 mi. away. Call the hotel directly at (423) 301-5669 and ask for the 'Fig Frolic' rate.

    Now for our exciting announcements! The 10:00 a.m. workshop will be presented by drbud , Dr. Hilliard Lawler, DVM. He will demonstrate “How to do a Patch Graft.” Dr. Lawler has been an avid fig grower for many years and grows a wide range of figs at Huckabee Hill, his home in Indianola, MS built in the 1870s by his wife's great great uncle. He is the town veterinarian in Indianola. In addition to figs, Dr. Lawler is also an ardent admirer of daylilies and has worked since the 1990s to make Huckabee Hill a showcase for daylilies. He breeds exciting new daylily varieties, many of which have been registered with the American Hermerocallis Society. You can visit his website here: https://bloomsonthebayou.com/

    After his workshop, we will have time to mingle, shop, and trade, followed by lunch. The caterer will deliver your boxed lunch at 11:45 a.m. You may place your lunch order here:https://my-site-103858-103651.square.site/fig-festival


    Following lunch, the White Elephant Fig Tree Giveaway will happen. We want everyone to leave with a new fig tree of their own to take home and grow. We are counting on our veteran figgers to bring extras!

    Our Keynote Speaker will present at 1:00 p.m. jmrtsus , John Russell. He will share with us on the topic, "The Figs of Louisiana." John says, "𝘐'𝘮 𝘢 𝘥𝘪𝘴𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘦𝘥 𝘊𝘢𝘫𝘶𝘯 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘕𝘦𝘸 𝘖𝘳𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘯𝘴. 𝘐 𝘨𝘳𝘦𝘸 𝘶𝘱 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 3 𝘊𝘦𝘭𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘦 𝘧𝘪𝘨 𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘦𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘺𝘢𝘳𝘥. 𝘈𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 6 𝘺𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘴 𝘢𝘨𝘰, 𝘐 𝘥𝘦𝘤𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘯 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘣𝘢𝘤𝘬 𝘺𝘢𝘳𝘥 𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘊𝘩𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘰𝘰𝘨𝘢 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘰 𝘢 𝘧𝘳𝘶𝘪𝘵 𝘱𝘪𝘤𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘨𝘢𝘳𝘥𝘦𝘯. 𝘐 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 26 𝘧𝘪𝘨 𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘦𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘮𝘺 𝘺𝘢𝘳𝘥 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 15 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘥𝘶𝘤𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘵 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘵 𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘧𝘪𝘨𝘴 𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘱𝘰𝘪𝘯𝘵. 𝘖𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘐 𝘮𝘢𝘥𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘥𝘦𝘤𝘪𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘰 𝘨𝘳𝘰𝘸 𝘮𝘶𝘭𝘵𝘪𝘱𝘭𝘦 𝘵𝘺𝘱𝘦𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘧𝘪𝘨𝘴, 𝘐 𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘯 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘺𝘱𝘦𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘦𝘤𝘵 𝘸𝘩𝘪𝘤𝘩 𝘵𝘺𝘱𝘦𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘨𝘳𝘰𝘸. 𝘉𝘦𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘓𝘰𝘶𝘪𝘴𝘪𝘢𝘯𝘢 (𝘎𝘦𝘢𝘶𝘹 𝘛𝘪𝘨𝘦𝘳𝘴), 𝘐 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘢 𝘨𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘪𝘯 𝘧𝘪𝘨𝘴 𝘤𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘰𝘳 𝘥𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘭𝘰𝘱𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦."


    Everyone is invited and we sincerely hope that you will be able to attend this event. It is always a thrill to meet people in person whom we’ve only known online. This is a great opportunity for making new fig friends. The first Fig Frolic in 2019 was just an absolute blast! It is such a treat to spending time with people who speak your language! There is no charge to attend this event. We do ask that you pre-register so that we can better plan. Once you register, you will receive an email with tickets. Bring those with you so that we can scan them upon your arrival to get you checked in quickly. You can then drop off your White Elephant Trees at that table, and any trees you want to trade at the Trading Table. More details on how all of this will work will be emailed to those who have registered as we draw closer. We will also post on the Facebook Event page, too.https://www.facebook.com/events/477258646620804/

    To register now, visit: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/figfrolic/511432/

    If you need airport or other info, you can visit the website: http://ooltewahnursery.com/events/fig-frolic/
    Last edited by 2AngelsMushrooms; 08-13-2021, 09:11 PM.
    Angel #1 at 2 Angels Mushrooms & Figs-Chattanooga, TN Zone 7-B
    You are invited to The Fig Frolic on Sat., Sept. 17th, AND Hang Time (for OurFigs only) INFO HERE

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    I’m all registered and look forward to giving away a bunch of trees!
    N. GA 7B
    UPDATED! Wish list: CDD Mutante, Paratjal Rimada, any Swiss figs other than PT, perennial flower bulbs/rhizomes.

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    • #3
      TorontoJoe Don’t they have the borders open now? You know you’d like to revisit our liquid air down here and enjoy some fig-festing!
      N. GA 7B
      UPDATED! Wish list: CDD Mutante, Paratjal Rimada, any Swiss figs other than PT, perennial flower bulbs/rhizomes.

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      • 2AngelsMushrooms
        2AngelsMushrooms commented
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        Mmm...I don't know...Canada is long way away...but he most certainly is welcome!

    • #4
      Question for you all. I didn't know until today if I would be able to come. So I can register, am I too late ? I can bring alot of plants for swapping and giving away, but no figs. I would have hardy kiwi, goji berries, mae chang alocasias, and all kinds of other things. Just no figs Is that ok ?

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      • Ktrain
        Ktrain commented
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        That would be great, non fig trades are good too.😁

    • #5
      Smokymist there is no deadline at all to register. We will also take walkups, too, and I know there will be several. The caterer needs your lunch box order by Aug. 21st, so she can have it ready to deliver on time, but that's about it. I am SO glad to hear that you are going to make it! Yaaay!!! It will be great to see you again. I do have your grape waiting, too!

      Oh yes...one more thing...We have created an Event Page on Facebook. Under the "comments" tab you can post the list of what you would like to trade and maybe you can arrange a trade with someone in advance if you want to. Here a quick link: https://www.facebook.com/events/4772...tab=discussion
      Last edited by 2AngelsMushrooms; 08-13-2021, 09:12 PM.
      Angel #1 at 2 Angels Mushrooms & Figs-Chattanooga, TN Zone 7-B
      You are invited to The Fig Frolic on Sat., Sept. 17th, AND Hang Time (for OurFigs only) INFO HERE

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      • #6
        Whooo whooo I'm officially signed up with two box lunches reserved. Can't wait !!

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        • #7
          That wonderful. I did see your registration come through. Whoot! Whoot! It's on! Can't wait. I need some fig fun in my life, y'all!
          Angel #1 at 2 Angels Mushrooms & Figs-Chattanooga, TN Zone 7-B
          You are invited to The Fig Frolic on Sat., Sept. 17th, AND Hang Time (for OurFigs only) INFO HERE

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