“How did you hear about the fling?” is a question I was asked several times during the 2017 DC Area Garden Bloggers Fling. My name was printed in red on my name tag to indicate to all that I was a first time flinger. After giving the question a few seconds of thought, I realized that I learned about the fling in one of my social media circles, either Instagram or Facebook. Someone I follow mentioned an annual event where plant passionate people gather over a weekend to mingle and tour some of the most beautiful gardens in the local area. There would be lots of giveaways and an opportunity to hear from some of gardener’s favorite brands. This year’s fling just happened to be planned in the Capital Region (DC, Maryland and Virginia) which is within driving distance of my home. I saw this as a sign that this year was the perfect chance for me to check out the fling without too much of an investment. But I still asked LOTS of questions and researched past flings before I “pulled the trigger” and completed my registration. After having flung with so many great bloggers, I’m really glad I did.