On Saturday, October 3rd I had the pleasure and honor of providing one of two keynote presentations at the ‘Growing Along the River-Focus on Fall’ conference presented by Scott County Iowa Master Gardeners in cooperation with Scott County Community College, in Bettendorf, Iowa. My Keynote presentation was entitled: ‘A Landscape Love Affair: My 25 Year Relationship With My Garden’. My second presentation was ‘The Art of Landscape Design’. The conference was well-attended. I enjoyed sitting in on several other educational sessions when I was not presenting my talks. I had a lovely weekend for a fall drive to the Quad Cities!