Be Sure to put your damil name and a note of wants in your envie, along with return name and address
Address exchange is here http://davesgarden.com/address_exchange/
You have to add your information to be able to access everyone else's.
Please feel free to Dmail me with questions
Many of us "oldies" and some Newbies would like to share our seeds with those of you new to Dave's. By new, we mean you joined in the last 8 months(or so) and are a paying member.
Send me a SASBE (Self addressed, stamped bubble envelope) and we'll send you 10 packets of seeds. (Usually more, depends on our stash) That's all there is to it. Let us know you are sending your envy. Just Dmail me with sent envie today in the subject. You will get a good variety of good seeds.
If you can, stick a note in your envy and tell me they types of things you like. Veggies and Flowers, some seeds you are looking for, stuff like that. It will help me fill your envy. I can't always get just what you ask for, but will try.
Postage keeps going up so now we need five usually,
Send 5 stamps and an address label with your name on it.
4 of the stamps will go back on your return envy, the extra will go into the "pot" I don't use it for personal use, but it helps when some mail comes with postage due and when the "oldies" send boxes of seeds sometimes there is postage due.
Best thing to do is just send me an empty bubble envy with your label and stamps inside. I can use that same envy to send your seeds back. Saves that envy!!
Also, if you will scotch tape the envy to send to me, I can use the self adhesive and won't destroy your envy pulling them open when I get them. That stuff is "tuff" and I end up with mangled envy's going back to you
Please make sure you put enough stamps on your envelope you send to me. An empty bubble envy is at least 84 cents, so two stamps. If you are sending seeds, it's more of course.
PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR D MAIL NAME WITH YOUR ENVY.
I am in the address exchange, so you know where to send the envy. If you can't find it, just d mail and I'll shoot it right to you. At the top of your home page, you'll see the link "EXTRA'S" ,Go into that link, scroll down and you'll see the address exchange this goes to the exchange http://davesgarden.com/address_exchange/ you have to add yourself to the exchange then you can get my address.
Oldies! lol If you would like to donate seeds, it would be great.!! I know how much I loved it when I was new and someone sent me seeds to get me started. Now I want to pay it forward and maybe you would too.
For those of you who would like to help the newbies, but just don't have a lot of seed, if you would like to trade for seeds, that is great as well. Send seeds for the newbies and I will send you the same amount back. Put a note in with your DG name and let me know what you are looking for also.
Happy Gardening Everyone,
1. Globe Thistle won by topofMurrayHill week of 6/13 donated by Arejay59 (Robin)
2. Evening Primrose won by LateBloomerToo week of 6/20 donated by mittsy (Mittsy)
3a. Purple Shamrock won by Cue_Chik week of 6/24 donated by seray53 (Sherri)
3b. Iris Mescalero Chief won by locakelly week of 6/24 donated by mamajack (Barb)
4. Twofer 6/27 donated by polly K (Polly)
HI Everyone. To continue the oldest/youngest saga Robin asked for other middle ones. I have a question about that...do you want the right smack dab in the middle, the older middle or the younger middle? I'm number 11 out of 14 and the next to last girl.
Congratulations to the winners.
It all yours faults!! Its all the talk about oldest, middle and youngest... I forgot where I was...And I cant fix it...ever. It wont even go when I make a new thread...you can all point it out to all the newbies as they arrive for many many years to come. And I don't even drink...
Seray yes maam I was born and raised in KY just live in the next county from where I grew up now. And in case anyone is wondering none of us are twins. Most years mom had one each year. And girls rule in our family since there's 9 of us and 5 of the boys.
Sorry to miss the fast and furious 6/26/03 thread. :) Age reversal thread! WOOT!
Mindy we're Ky gals. I left early though. Job moved me to FL. Still have property there. Near Barkley Lake. Pretty place KY.
Mamajack you got that right about the grandparents favorite being the oldest. Their influence was probably stronger with the first than the rest. We probably wore them out before the younger ones could get there. :)
Hope everyone has a great weekend. I have to work today, otherwise, I wouldn't be up at this Gawd awful hour on a Saturday morning, but we like to do this thing in my house called 'eating' so I guess I can't complain, working allows us to partake of our favorite pastime :)
We got a little rain yesterday, I'm not sure how much because my neighbor hasn't given me the official rain gauge reading yet. I'm sure we got enough to help my plants make it through the hot day though!
On a side note... I have Asclepias Curassavica (Milkweed/Butterfly Weed) seeds now if any of you might be interested. I welcome any and all 'Black' flower seeds ...ROTFL.. but you guys already knew that.
Anyways, hope everyone has a great day. Stay outta the heat and enjoy your weekend!
**edited to correct a misspell I didn't catch in the proof read *cough*mamajack*cough*
Good morning all. I'm a middle child... blessed are the peacemakers! :) Middle children don't need to be the favorite, they just need PEACE! LOL
We had a lovely day for gardening yesterday and I moved the last of the seedlings up to foam cups. Next stop, into the ground! Only 3 dozen more to go. I'm almost afraid to plant them for fear of the deer getting them.
Good Morning ,
What do you have growing in your cups? We have about 20 deer that we feed throughout the winter..I know...some say do some say don't...I do. Anyway , they don't seem to bother anything in the summer. Maybe once in a great while they nibble on a juniper bush . I often wonder if it is all the garlic I have planted which I planted way to much of I might add, if it keeps away in the summer?
GM all !!! Hot already here, air is running. I need to get out and work today but don't know if I can handle this humidity or not. I just may stay in and make a couple of wind chimes. The flower beds look to be ok for now and so does the garden so I guess I won't worry about them too much. Have a great weekend !!!!
OH yes I have air. I wouldn't survive this if I didn't have cause we live in a trailer. We both are to old not to have air and then my DH has had congestive heart failure and so we almost have to have it because of that.
I'm a newbie who joined a few days back and have been enjoying reading through the site. Thanks to Carolyn's welcome note, I found this area and have sent in my envie and am looking forward to being able to send some seeds along to help out in the future. A site is only as good as it's members, and from my travels through all the forums and info, this site is great :)
And the rest of you don't want to suggest there are favorites well except for Flower it is her week right? The scramble is tonight and it is couples night!! One person wins both right? So you have your work cut out for you. I will try to behave and not misspell or have the wrong name or any of those silly little things happening...
But I want to tell you all a story...
Ready?Ok here you go...I think I will copy and paste here...
Good morning Sherri,
I have to tell you this story. I have been putting a package together for another woman on the newbie thread for a week or so now. Writing back and forth while writing back and forth with you. I posted the other day that all packages seeds plants and whatever else was out in the mail whew I made it...Well as I got my wonderful package delivered from you. I kept thinking oh I hope she likes what I sent her. Thinking all the time I was thinking of you. Well guess what Sherrie?? Sometimers alltimers and everytimers(in honer of Kt1)had taken over. It wasn't your package, it was the other woman's on the newbie thread. I apologize and I will put yours together and mail on Monday. I like to give the kids something to laugh about now and then I obviously don't have to work at that too hard it comes on its own often. I wondered and please tell me honestly do you mind if I tell this story on the newbie thread?
Now to complete I was writing this whole thing to Sherri because she sent me the most beautiful rose bush yes the whole bushand not just any old rose bush it is Chihuly Floribunda.."Named after the artist" So imagine how dumb I am feeling right now while I am looking at this beautiful rose bush wondering if her package is there yet and if she will like it and poof alltimers..I have not sent it !!! Help!!!! I have made the last slip down the steep hill of old age.
I could be telling a small joke when I told you that i wont pull any dumb tricks when I post the scramble tonight and if I do. It obviously is not my fault. Whew ok Im done. Have fun with that one Ktwins.
Well arejay, I got a mail from her and she told me I had a package on the way and we had worked out a trade for some of the mini roses she had so I assumed that was what she was sending me and so I jumped in and got the bulbs together that I had promised her and sent them out.Well a day or so later I get the package she sent and guess what it was???? A Chihuly Rose !!!!! I was never so surprised in all my life !!!!! It was so great of her to send it.
Hi Arejay and Flower! You guys are too much. :) I'd send you my glasses since I was soooo sure I made my own dmails clear but I've lost them... Again! Thank goodness we're on the 'Age reversal' thread!! LOL
Yes Robin I'm here again now that I've recovered from my laughing fit. Ladies the other woman she mentioned in her story above is none other than me. To beat it all she replied to a d mail from me and used Sherri's name. I can't wait for that package to get here no telling what she put in it during her ummmmm vacation from the present.
I'm working on the scramble now so be quiet I need to concentrate through the giggles.
Is it true that cue_chik who is not qualified to win (because she's already won this month) and who said she wouldn't know it if it unscrambled itself in front of her ( I know what she said because it really truly applied to me. And I thought it was a good line.) has already figured this out? LOL Young brain. :)
OMG Mindy Laughing fit. I cant even tell you.Seray did you read all of that I was even talking to you while I was mailing her...Its the KT1 she keeps me confused... Polly did you tell us you were an oldest? Ok I am going to have a strong cup of coffee and ease the pain in my stomach from the laughing. You didn't guess it right KT1? She couldn't have she has been banned to her room without talking...
Opps guess we know who the oldest is!!! First one to go to bed I gotta say I don't know what the mint thing is but it sounds yummy and I want one...
Qait..did I see Jan girl up there??? Yeah, yeah...your back I have so missed you Jan Girl..
OK I am in for the night too but you all keep plugging...And KT1 you behave and keep an eye on your brothers and sisters..don't let them get lost...Remember just because you cant see me doesn't mean I don't have my teachers eye on you...
You know this thread is addicting. My dishwasher is out waiting for a new motor. So I've been washing the dishes and putting them in the DW racks to dry. But tonight with all the excitement I just filled up the dishwasher with dirty dishes. I think I was worried about the debt. :)
And another thing... Mindy I was thinking about my conversation with Arejay about this plant trade and there didn't seem to be any gaps in the flow of dmails. Do you think she just repeated herself to both of us thinking "I thought I already told her that?".
I AM working on the words. I've been through lots of pinky purple flowers with no results. I'll keep trying. Maybe the mojito would loosen up the ol brain? LOL
Debi told me what it was and she thought she had entered the info in the right place, but when it wasn't here, I put it in before someone else could win them because she knew it. I didn't know where she sent the info to.
Well I had the first one a long time ago and ruled it out because there is no N in the word Robin put down there so I thought I was wrong on it :(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((. I am sad now. Siberian Iris ? RISBERICSIAI ? Where is the N ?
Well. Let me see...I am thinking that ...12 minutes, I was gone for 12 minutes and all heck broke loose...Who was supposed to be watching this bunch?Sherri have you been sharing your mint with the whole bunch? They all sound a little off to me.
I have now three cups of coffee in that is how long it took me to find the begging and the end of this. Three cups.
First I have to say Flower you behave, you are the favorite this week I know but that doesnt make it ok to be sassy(hugs) just teasin Flower is the best!! The words are iris sibirica and nepeta faassenii. There is no N in that.
Debi did post at 9.38pmthe thing there is that is when I think Sherri started sharing the mint drinks, I am suspicious of this as I know Sherri is a great sharer!! .. Debbi your post came to my dmail and That must be when you called for backup from Jangirl at 9:52 although I see that She must have been conspiring with KT14 as the post was edited at 10:59 ,Then I see Jangirl and Debi saddled up together and got the job done...good team work girls..see how it is when you play and share nicely?
Now for you Ktwin1 Let me see that wrist, I am pretty sure I have told you to stay in the house and out of the gardens down there in tropical winds those were not Skeeters the are flying sharks. I know you love black but you can not play with the sharks.
Did I get it all? Has my mind returned to my keyboard? I will know for sure as soon as Polly gets up and verifies that I am on the right thread as Seray has suggested we are on the old age thread and I am not sure who is right.
Robin I think you left an i out of your scrambled siberian iris and put in a c that you didn't need. How they heck can they solve these so quickly when you don't give them the corret letters to begin with?
Glad I'm not a newbie, I'm pretty good at Jumbles, but in Latin and with letter added or missing, no way!
I think we got other than maybe the X as I am to new to know if it belongs in the spelling or it is just seperating the two words
so see I cant be fooled everytime. I might have sometimers but maybe not alltimers ..Well yet anyway!!!!
Robin, I have hollyhock, lupine, morning glories, foxglove, delphinium, ponytail, mexican hats, daisies & creeping thyme to name a few. I had good luck with the seeds using the jiffy pots this year. I just love to watch them grow!
LOL, Robin... sharks is right! I'd swear those skeeters got some TEETH on them. Good news tho, swelling is gone this morning, but I got a nice red patch where it used to be! See what happens when you play with skeeters!
Oh Mary Ellen those look great!! Some of you are so organized it outs me to shame!! If only I could be organized...sigh...I had to call in the heavy artillery if you remember some of the old threads. My Mom is now packaging and alphabetizing seeds for me so I can find what I am looking for!! Shame on me!!
KT you take care of that they are mean down there maybe you better come home with the other kt where it is safe .
LOL Thank you Robin. If I don't have any organization then I am totally lost in the chaos! I don't know if being organized is a blessing or a curse, but I know that I'm a wreck without some of it in my life. Too bad the others around me don't share my need!
Well See ! That just proves to you that I don't stand a chance of winning as I don't know any LATIN !!!!!! LOL I really don't know Latin names at all I might have a few I run across that I know so but not many.
arejay, I get to misbehave sometimes don't I ? Please please let me be bad sometimes LOL Don't Whop me to hard Mommy Please .
Psssht... you just sit there and be 'Mommy's Little Angel'... theres only room for two of us trouble makers in this here forum... and the TWINS got a monopoly on that title...ROTFL... yeah... so there :P
I guess I am going to have to find a reward system. Evidently, the feed your brain with scramble isnt doing the whole job! Flower has until Friday she is the favorite this week. Which means KTwins don't look for trouble. Because next week, Flower will be working on her Latin!! She wont have time for tantrums.
ROTFL - after dark is right! You should see me out there with my headlight - lol. This time of year I try to stay inside as much as possible until the sun goes down. It's awful, and I feel like a vampire or something!
Oh here you all are that where you people go in the mornings. You are all sleeping...Up all night and sleep all day...Kids these days.. thanks you for the reminder KT2.
Whew Polly Im glad your back!! Jangirl and Blonde are we deciding that Jan is taking the winners spot as she is in a more favorable zone for the won plants?
So that means Deb you can try you skills at the Three for one this coming weekend !!! Woot as the kids say!!
No absolutely Nothing wrong with choosing the life of a Vampire, and who knows maybe it isnt a choice maybe it is just who you are. You know dear I want you to be what ever makes you happy!!
You are a wonderfully bright child and I know you will make smart decisions in whatever you do !!
Hmm Where is my mother I want to see if she agrees with me.
Ponder this while I am gone ...Dormant plants? I have to go get something done or I am going to be so far behind...I will have to speed to get where I am going. I cant do that I could get myself a ticket. I had everything caught up then poof chaos. I don't understand how it happens. I know there are people right here on this thread as well as other threads that must be waiting for things that were supposed to be mailed already...Talk to you all soon
Jan and or Blondie will you update me when you decide who is winning? Just send me a quick Dmail..OK
Yes I am here I have been outside mowing the yard and working as usual.
Hey girls have you all not learned the you have to overlook arejay. She goes off on tangines and you never know where your going to end up LOL :)))))))))))
Love arejay LOL
Tangines, sounds like a fruit Mathematics was a long, long time ago, but I believe the word is tangent! Kids, can't leave them unsupervised for a minute!
Yeah, she did it. Got my mom to count and package some Hosta seeds, ran out of tiny zip bags. Will have to get some more so she can do another half a pound. I've printed off pictures of the plants I took the pods from. Will be getting another envelope together with more packaged seeds for the newbies. Don't you just love seed mail?
Hello-all. I've been gone all day so hadn't checked in until now. Yes, I want the plants. I think I already stated that if someone would put down that mojito and read. I sent polly a d-mail with my info. Really everyone I do think they are beautiful! And they are my favorite colors. But blondie did figure it out and thought she had posted correctly and when it wasn't there in this forum, I answered so someone else wouldn't guess it before she could find the right place. I didn't know WHERE she had sent her answer. Then she d-mailed me to say she wanted to give them to me because she had not had good luck with them beforeand everything went crazy with all that funny drink stuff going on. Then I went to bed and left this morning untul just now got home to check in. NOW is everything OK? Can I have a mojito with the plants too? I think I really need one.
Last summer, my son in law was visiting while on his way to "camp" with his friends. He decided to mix up a batch of mohitos. Wanted to know where the nearest store was where he could buy some fresh mint. I asked him what kind do you want? I have chocolate, pineapple, spearmint, and peppermint. Didn't offer to share my catmint as I dry it for cat toys. He used the spearmint. Then he wanted a morter and pestle to bruise the leaves, what do I look like, a pharmacist? I gave him a breadboard and knife, and pointed him to the Vita-Mix. I know I drank one, but it must not have impressed me because I can't remember it. Probably should have used the chocolate mint.
Well, supposedly you need the real mojito mint from Cuba. I've never had one. My daughter says thay're horrible. But if a whole country loves them, how bad can they be. My grandson loves it to eat the mint raw. You'll have to give it a try, Mittsy.
You know I've never tasted mint.(the real thing), I grow spearmint and pinapple mint, cat mint, because it is so pretty. I've never even heard of chocolate mint. What do you use it for? Can you show a picture of what it looks like?
Sounds GREAT. Hey cue_chik, Someone d-mailed me for a trade and they didn't really have anything I was looking for but wanted to trade and I saw they had some BLACK Hollyhock. Thought if you wanted it, I'd trade and have her send it to you and you just root me another vine if you want to. Sound ok to you? Do you have any black hollyhock? You want to?
I don't know about drinking it, but think I'll try growing some more varietys. That web site had so many that sounded good, you can almost smell them. That pink candy pop thing was beautiful. Anyone with mint , would that grow good in my climate? I know about the ones I have but that one is georgeous.
Cue_chik, I'm trying for you the plant, but if she only has seeds, I'll just get that. The seeds take an extra year before it blooms, so like I said, I'm trying for the plant. OH, thats great about the vine. I'd love the pink also. Will I need to bring in for the winter or do you know if it's cold hardy for zone 7?
you will need to bring it in definitely, as its really only cold hardy to zone 10, but Ive had good luck with it here in 9. And dont worry if you cant get the actual plant... I'll still send the pink cutting along as well. Seeds arent as good because Im renting here, and dont know that I would still be living here when they bloom (at least, its too early for me to tell if I will or not) :)
Arejay- would love some. I have some herbs out there and don't have a clue what they are. I didn't plant them, they came in a tomatoe garden already growing when I got it. I know the great big tall thing blooming is dill. But there is a verigated thing, maybe sage? Smells awful. Doesn't smell like what I remember as sage from my childhood and a whole lot of others. Some are blooming and pretty leaves, I guess I'll have to take a picture and see if anyone can tell me what some are. I think one is basil, I think I've seen pictures of it somewhere. Others, I'm clueless. This is so funny since I've bought herb greenhouses and given to some of my family and friends for Christmas presents so they can start theirs early and picked out 8-10 packets of herbs for each little greenhouse and never planted any for myself. I do have a little patch of lavender growing. Pinapple mint and spearmint and cat nip.
Cue_chik, you can always plant in a pot and put the pot in the garden and mark the pot, and IF you move, take it with you.
Are you still working on the mojitos? :) Loved your song cue_chik. A true FL experience! I planted Hollyhocks for the first time this year. Only later did I read the pkt and realize they bloomed the second year. Funny no one told them and they're blooming like crazy. Love to see some chocolate ones!
Ya think I should seperate them because they are starting to grow and some are getting squashed out. Like I just found the chives, never saw them before. AND there is a tomatoe in the middle of it all.
mekos - looks like that varieagated (sp?) one might be a type of Sage. I also see a flowering Basil in there as well as what looks like flat leaf Parsley. You're right on the Dill. They are pretty when they flower and attract pollinators, good for me and my veggies - lol.
Once the Basil flowers (any herb for that matter) it loses some of it's potency as the oils in the leaves are reduced. If you pinch/cut them back a bit most herbs will continue to grow. With Dill, before it flowers, I cut large pieces, wash and dry well and plop it in the freezer in freezer bags to use later. Fresh herbs frozen will lose some in the texture department, but they are great to cook with and much cheaper than buying a little here and there to cook with. The only herb I don't like to freeze is Basil. It turns weird colors.
Thank you. But with it all crowded together is that ok or do I need to seperate them? They were all together like that when I got them, so I just plopped them into the ground and now I see lots of them that was so small, I didn't notice them before. Would they grow better seperated? I never grew herbs before.
How big of an area are they in? Most of my vegetable/herb gardens are in the square foot gardening method. For example, I have 2 basil/sq ft (6" apart). Most other herbs I have 1 per sq foot or 12" spacing. They can be crowded a bit and still be happy. The main thing is to pinch them back before they flower to extend their life. Not sure how hot your summers get, but here in Phoenix we get over 110 F most of the summer. Any little bit of shading my herbs have helps as a lot will bolt or go to seed in the heat (cilantro and parsley are good examples). I don't know how well they would transplant if you moved them. Mine are growing where they were sown. I have seen herb boxes and such at the Farmer's Market here and they were growing really close together.
Mekos your herbs look good! I put mine in an urn pot near the garden. It' easy to reach and I cram them in just like you would a container plant. I tried every other way and this works great for me. The urn is on the right side. So far everything but the dill has lasted since early spring. I have chocolate basil, thyme, oregano, sage, parsley (flat and curly).
Great idea Locakelly about freezing the dill. I'll try it for the fall batch. It's the one that goes the quickest.
They may be a little cramped. The herbs will probably be fine - they just won't grow as large competing for space. What kind of tomato is it? Sounds like an awfully small pot for the 'mater to be in - lol...
You could always try transplanting the herbs, but I think they'll be just fine where they're at...
This maybe harder than the scramble but my impatiens have run out of patience with the heat. Any ideas for a summer replacement ? I have a spot half shady and half sunny. Always a challenge. A fall idea? Something that would grow under a young crepe myrtle.
locakelly, when I brought them home, I dug a hole in the garden and put in fresh miraclegrow potting soil and put the whole thing, out of the pot , in the ground, but didn't know so many was there till they started growing. The tomatoe is a plum tomatoe. The fruit doesnt get big, it's like a salad tomatoe. (grape tomatoe, kinda) I have other tomatoes that get large enough for sandwiches or making soup, but thought this one was cute for salads. Only noticed a couple different herbs when I planted it a couple weeks ago, but now there are several getting up there.
mekos - if they are in the ground they should be just fine. Some herbs like the parsley are perennial and will overwinter, depending on how cold it gets. Probably why so many crept up on you - lol. Just be sure to use them or at least pinch or snipthem back and you should have fresh herbs all summer long. The dill will bolt/go to seed and flower more quickly than the others. If you like dill, maybe freeze it like I suggested above.
OK, I'm here! Sorry I was lost on another thread. But I am wilting. TOO MUCH RAIN! All my flowers and heads over heal. Doesn't make for pretty pictures. My peonies are blooming but they are all sadly facing the ground.
Ohhhhh!! THat was so nice...I got a package from Pensicola Florida today. I don't know what it is or who sent it. Well I know your name is Carol but... Who are you? What did you send me? Thank You what did I send you?
I am new to Dg too. I wanted to let you know,some of the others here at Dave's would like to offer you 10 or more packets of free seeds. Just to say welcome and to "pay it forward" because so many of the DGer's helped them when they first joined.
Here is a link to the thread with instructions for you. http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1007596/
Hope to hear from you, have seeds in the packets just waiting for new owners. Also, be sure to join in the fun on Saturdays at 6pm on the same thread we do a word scramble and give away at least one plant!!
See you soon,
quit being so impatient, you have plenty of time, take a vacation, you can come down here and climb a tree to get your orchid and enjoy the time away and maybe when you get home you will have a surprise lol
It's a new hibride but don't know who did it. I got some a while back and have some left after planting. I'll get arejay to scramble something and who ever gets the answer can have these seeds. How's that? Any takers?
oh no. i won't start that again. too old. and too much carrying in and out. it lives outside or it will not fit in with the scheme of my garden. my garden is named the garden that texas can't kill or flowers of fate whichever you prefer. sometimes some things live unexpectedly but this one i know won't. a younger person needs this plant. lol.
What's one more dang container to haul in the greenhouse. LOL I'm 8b. I'm saying this knowing full well the only thing I can unscramble is my laundry. But cue_chik has this on her want list and she can unscramble anything as you know. She's also in 9B.
How do you people get words undone without a picture or name to find them? I had to have blondie to help me a few days ago. She won't tell me how she did it either. But yes that's it. I'll mail them in the morning.
What did I tell you? I knew she would unscramble it in record time. Congrats Cue_chik!!!! I'm too old to haul more containers in anyway. Arejay will die in the am when she sees what we're up to so late. Enjoy that flower and send us pic if it comes up. Thanks for the fun Mekos!
That's it. Congratulations. BUT I will get all of you some. They are beautiful. I sent out some in trades as extras, didn't know they would be so popular. I know blondie's add, and cue_chik, seray and mamajack d-mail me yours. This has been so much fun, I'll have to see what other kind of seeds I have that no one wants.( when arejay goes to bed tomorrow night) SSSHHHHHHH!
I am not sure yet... because I way overslept and I need more coffee. But, as soon as my eyes are open and my mind is, Im not sure gathered is the word, but none the less you all could be in deep trouble. I know I left someone in charge. Polly maybe...Im not sure if I am supposed to reward you all for doing something creative with your free time, or ignore bad behavior or punish each and everyone involved for not getting permission. KT1 I think you are the only no maybe both KTwins are safe... I am going to have to go see my therapist and get some direction here ...I know there is something he needs to help me with in this . Just try never mind don't do anything until I get back.
mekos - no, but I water gardens at 10:08 pm!! LOL!! You all are Eastern Time. I'm (right now) Pacific Time. When you all set your clocks back in the fall, I will be Mountain Time. See, we here in sunny AZ don't observe Daylight Savings Time. Apparently it's because it's already so dang hot here, plus it wouldn't get dark 'til like really late if we did. OK - I need to go to work now. I'll check in on the saga later . . .
IT wasn't my fault. Cue_chik made me do it. I told her to ask you first, she said to go ahead and do it, she was in charge. And in the mean time d-mailed me the word. I didn't even know what that word was. You know me arejay, I'm just plain out dumb on this stuff. I thought almond was something in a cake. I was in a moment of weakness cause she wanted those seeds. I'm sorry arejay. It was ALL her fault. I was trying to be good, I promise. That cue_chik is always doing something to get me in trouble. And that is my story. (until I can think of something better).
I'm making ammends, for me and cue_chik. I'm giving mamajack and seray and blondie and cue_chik ALL seeds . Do I still need to keep shoveling ? You know I'm sorry arejay. WHERE YOU AT CUE_CHIK? WHERE YOU HIDING NOW? HELP ME OUT HERE< I COULD USE A LITTLE HELP ANYTIME NOW!!!!! Still shovelling.
So...I guess we now know the rest of the story...the KTwins is one well behaved twin. Hmm your off the hook for this minute Jangirl...but I am still processing so...it could change...
So glad to see you here Al. As you can see there needs to be a strong Male influence now and then!!
And Polly up there...you don't go off duty...
Flower ummm I don't know yet.I might have to take that green piece of seaglass back out of the box.
Ha ha ha!! Too funny. Cue gets you all in trouble and now where is she? Huh? Probably sleeping since you all were up SOOOOO LATE last night. Sorry, Robin :^( It's hard for me to keep that twin of mine in line sometimes . . .
Mekos - I think you need to send me some seeds too (even though you all lost me a loooonnnnnnnggg time back and I don't even know what seeds we're talking about - lol).
Arejay!!!! Are YOU here? I have 5 -count them, 5, red- Chinese magnolia seeds IF YOU want to scramble a word and who ever gets it, gets them. Waiting for YOU to scramble something and don't tell me what it is, I'm still weak from all that last night. Did cue ever get on here? Where she hiding? AREJAY------ARE YOU THERE?? Hey, if she went back to bed-----??????????? Anyone want to play?????
I knew it...here we go ...I turn my back for a minute and what is this?? you cant tell what it is before it is scramble Jangirl!! The word has to be scrambled to the plant or the seed in your case and then you post the word and they guess...Have you changed the rules???? Rules, regulations following directions...Tell them please Al...Polly, Mama . Flower someone tell them they have to follow rules and directions if they are ever going to make a healthy contribution to the universe!!
No ...Joking...you go Mekos...your turn your up, whats the word we are unscrambling?? Maybe Ill get it and win. I can maybe unscramble better than I can scramble? Maybe???
Ithaca is about a two hour stretch from here, been there many times. We're about 60 miles south of Rochester, in the Finger Lakes region, still considered Upstate. Hornell is a small city (10,000 or so), but the area is definately country rural.
NO- we dont scramble the seed name. We tell what the gift is IF they unscramblethe word YOU pick. I'll put up the seed, YOU scramble a word and the winner gets the seed. BUT these rules would ONLY go for the mid-day scramble and once a month IF you guys want to do this. YOU tell me WHEN, I'll put up the seed for that scramble and the ones who would want the seeds would guess. They will know what they are getting but wouldn't know what the word you scramble is. GET IT? YOU GOT D_MAIL ANYWAY- AREJAY.
Once a week? You pick the night or day when it suits your fancy and call the scramble. Lets take a vote out there. 1- Who would want the name of the seeds scrambled and-2- who would want to know what they are guessing for then unscramble another word. VOTE everyone. Want to know what is up- or want to unscramble blindly?
It's your scramble, mekos - YOU tell US how you want to do it - lol. A good number of your lovely seeds won't survive in my neck of the woods, but I could always pass 'em on to someone who could grow 'em!
Well, I'll leave it up to arejay, I just figured if we scrambeled my seed names everyone would know them, they are listed on my have list. What challenge would that be? So, if you know what it is you're getting, it might be more fun to hunt harder for the correct scramble to win it and like you said you can always pass it on in a trade. Or give to someone who may want it.
Ill wait for the vote we will give it till 7pm give people that work time get home and take a peek? THen at 8pm I will post a word for this one as we know what it is already...ok?
Oh speaking of scrambles ...Surprise...we have a wed scramble donation tell your friends and enimies...Wed 6pm here on the newbie thread be there!! It is a beautiful , beautiful plant.
Sounds good to me!! BTW - you have an awesome "have list". I'm jealous - lol. Your garden must be gorgeous!! Until the last year or so I've been strictly a vegetable/herb gardener. Anything ornamental I have is native and low care - lol. Now I am wanting to venture into more plants. Dave's has been an invaluable source of information for me, and hey, I get to meet fun and crazy people too!!
Just wanted to say, last night I laughed so hard I cried for the longest time. I rolled! That was so much fun and I'd like to see a surprise scramble once a week just for seeds and like I said- Arejay or whoever she picks will do the scrambled word for each week so she can participate also. Just a way to have fun and get new seeds, any won and not wanted, put in for some newbies free packages. That would help arejay with extra seeds. I'm all for meeting new members and having fun for the summer. NOW pick some good words to scramble, I got some good seeds here. This scramble will officially be the one for this week. The seeds are--- 5 RED Chinese Magnolia seed. Arejay is going to post the scrambled word shortly and who ever gets it, d-mail me with the address of where it will be sent. Have fun and good luck. AREJAY---back to you.
OOOWWWW, Hello cue_chik. Welcome to our word un-scramble for the seeds. BTW- yours are on their merry little way and blondies, mamajack and seray will get theirs in a couple weeks. Thanks for your patience, or they can choose some other pack- likedietes grandiflora- African Iris?????? What will it be??? Wait or Iris?????
You guys should have read some of the stuff she was d-mailing me last night in the middle of the game. I was rolling all over the floor. I even had to go change my clothes! She is bad. (I'm referring to blondie there.) Between her and cue-chik I didn't have a chance. Yall understand don't you? I was innocent.
Drinking...I didnt have time to drink she guessed it in like 15 seconds??? THat wasnt easy it had no clue and it did not as far as anyone could tell have anything to do with even rain or dirt or anything that had anything to do with seeds at all... How did she do that did you guys cheat?
Well I was thinking maybe I would lost a little longer than usual...what are you all nuts? I am telling nothing..Do you all here me NOTHING. You just know there is always someone watching. Fool me once shame on you fool me twice, shame on me!!
We're talking about getting the newbie watchers drunk early tonight, so we can play. Are you going to bed early or going to watch tv or something? You and polly need to try those mojito things early tonight.
Mekos - I have a stevia plant growing in a pot. It has gone to seed -- can you use that kind of seed? Is there any other kind? The plant itself is tall and leggy. . .can I cut it back and mail it to you? Instructions, please!
Here is how to make a Mojito. Place 2 t. sugar, 6-8 mint leaves (peppermint) and a little club soda in a tall glass (highball). Stir (muddle) to dissolve sugar and release the mint flavor. Squeeze the juice of a lime which has been cut in half into the glass, then add
half of the lime into the glass. Add 2 oz. light rum (Cruzan, Appleton, or Mount Gay) and
stir again. Finish filling glass with club soda. Garnish with mint sprig. Serve over ice. This is similar to a Brazilian drink in which you mash the lime and lemon with a mortar and pestle, which is half the fun!
You know when I moved to Savannah everyone told me this was a party town. And it's true. But you guys have this place beat by a long shot. LOL Drinking again!! And what was this side room scramble for such a beautiful plant/seed. And who besides me is totally confused with the new rules. And I guess with the official Newbie drink who cares. Right!! Go for the Appleton! Mash the lime and lemon before the second drink.
Boy you guys waste no time...I notice Duchess made it..did you corrupt her too already? It wont matter seray if we just give them to them they will be scrambling and sending again while we aren't looking.. I know Mittsy...15seconds...one of the Kelly twins you gotta watch them every minute and Al I recruited him to be a voice of reason and authority and look they have ruined him...
Dutchess I owe Mekos Stevia I used to grow it!! I did this year too but..I have one very small seedling and I cant cut it to root it it is too small... She isnt the only one waiting on me for Stevia,,, If I could find a big pot of it I would buy it... no I didn't say that shhh cut that out twins putting words in my message...
So Mekos if you get Stevia alot of it don't ferget me. I have dried Stevia you can put it in your Mojitos sweeten it up make it look pretty...
Thanks duchess, I sure would love that, can I send you help with postage? I've looked for that plant a long time, finally gave up and now it's here. You are a doll. But with the drinks, I don't drink, not yet anyway. I may start after this forum. We were all just playing around last night, just bored and found some fun brewing. No rules changed, we just started a seed give away at random and decided to do it weekly, no particular day, it's Robin's choice on days to do it, we just gave it a dry run last night and it was too much fun to forget it. Sorry some didn't know, just spur of the moment. People should check in at all times to get goodies, you never know what is waiting around the witching hour. I just got stung you guys by a BIG bumble bee on my thigh. I need petting.
Oh Poor Jan!! I wish our herbalist were here there is an herb that you can rub on that it takes the sting right out...what is it?
Mittsy Seray, Flower,Pam,Dutchess, Polly and all the rest of you over 45 we are going to have to get up really early...they are really young and seem to have boundless energy.
I go out side for just a little while and come back and everyone is gone buying them Iris again. Dutchess, don't you sell arejay my stevia. It'll break my feelings. Arejay trying to take my stevia. Cue_chik, were you not watching for me? Blondie where was you? Seray, Loca, anyone ??? Oh well, I guess I'll go watch tv.
Hi Everyone boy you all sure are busy getting into mischief aren't you?
Hey Cue Chik you are the cause of me buying a calla lily which I don't even like calla lilys. It's all your fault too because you commented on your want list and I just had to go look at it again and darn if I didn't do a search for BLACK calla lily and found one on ebay (last one too) and won it. No clue which one it is and have no idea why I even bought the darn thing since I don't like calla lilys in general and black flowers in particular (don't mind that black part because I don't like green flowers either) Maybe I just bought it to throw it in the dump??????
No arejay. You know the little japanese fans you use to fan with? Well it is flat flower, not round. And it seems bunchy with LOTS of blooms. It's dark thirty out there but I'll try for a better picture.
YUP. Here they roll up the side walks when the sun goes down. NOW back to my flower? It also comes in blue because I use to have one. Smells to high heaven.(guess thats why the bumble bees like it so much, never see other bees, just bumble bees all over it)
Nope... Mindy said it was my fault that she bid on a black calla lily (she likes neither callas or the color black) and said she was gonna throw the calla away. i told her before she did that, she needed to send it here (Im a one woman Black Flower Rescue League ROTFL) where I would give it a loving home... right here in zone 9, among other black flowers, so it wont feel outta place :)
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Darn now I can't spell right. Well least we finally got Mekos to admit she started the mischief. And I don't have just pastels in fact I like bright colors better and have more of them. Black would look good with purple don't you think???
I say let her have it. After all we ALL have an interest in this Gothic garden. We want pictures and we'll enter her in the Gothic Garden Showdown. Maybe a challenge to other forums. Newbie's rule type of thing. We already have a Newbie drink. LOL
Yes robin, we don't care if you are 69 we love you anyway. I ONLY said it was my fault. Didn't admit I started it. WHO started the look at my want list thing? Who wanted that hibiscus? WHO WHOOT did that? I didn't start it, just got suckered in by that cue_chik. I was in a weak moment. Someone took advantage of me in my weak state of mind.
ROTFL, Mindy, you're precious! This is gonna be the Community Goth Garden, since everyone has done so much to help me put it together! There are black flowers sprouting in pots on my patio as we speak.. all given by wonderful DGers. every single flower that is going into this Goth Garden has been given to me. You gals (and guys) are just fabulous!
when I get it all together, and theres substantially more than just flowerless sprouts, yes, you will definitely get pictures!!! I will proudly show of my dark side with my Goth Garden (shocked neighbors) LOL
Lordy Cue don't think anyone has ever called me precious before other nice things yes but not that one.
You are most welcome to the lily.
Now I'm off to bed since I spent so much time telling you it's for you that I don't have time to work on the baby afghan for my sister's baby shower gift. Good thing it's a quick to make thing.
Love you gals and guys even when you misbehave Nite nite
Well, I am a trained Floral Designer and Professional Cake decorator by trade.. but had to give it up when I developed Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in both wrists. now I do it occasionally for friends and relatives. Now (for the last several years) I have been a Photo technician.
Maybe it would be fun for all you younguns to check out the chat room tonight!! You know THe Kelly twins and mekos and Blond that way you could share all the information you found when you got up and going tomorrow afternoon.
Well, its about how innocence is lost. its set to a Gothic circus theme.. a young girl carrying a doll comes upon a ratty old tent, enters inside.. and finds things there she has never seen. make a long story short, she wanders thru all of the seedy poeple, and by the time she exits, she no longer is the innocent little girl she was, and the doll is left behind...
How do we watch the film? I thought I was being clever when I asked a garden magazine how to find chocolate basil and they wrote me back and said they wanted to know where I lived they were going to post my question in a story they are writing!! Huh fooled me...
Imagine that a famous screenplay writer right here on our little newbie thread...
Um the name well...how about if I give you the link when they send it...You know me and my memory...Huh you think you do anyway.. if you really knew you wouldn't let me talk ...ever...
However.. I have been toying around with an idea inspired by all you peeps... entitled "Where The Dark Gardens Grow'... but its only in formulation at this point...LOL. I'll have to pitch that to the production company when its a solid and drafted idea...LOL
Thank You Kelly both Kellys I look forward to seeing it Cue...so its curtain times here you all have a good nite. I have completely enjoyed each of you and your thoughts and imput tonight.
Talk to you all tomorrow stay safe we need you here.
Thanks Loca.. I saw that earlier.. Im afraid I havent anythng particularly weird tho.. however, starsplitter7 did tell me about this awesome type of pitcher plant that actually has fangs, like a vampire.. I am ever so tempted to get one now
Ok all, I must retire to my coffin for the evening. % a.m. comes pretty quickly round these parts and I need mah beauty sleep so I can awaken to slather the SPF 10,000 on to be able to get thru the day!
Dont do anything I wouldnt do (which doesnt leave much) and if ya do.. dont tell Robin!
My computer went out and just came back on. Good nite all. Congrats cue on the movie stuff. That is NEAT! Now I know a real writer. WOW. A trouble maker but real. (just having fun) Had a great time these last few days. Talk to ya later. NITE Blondie, arejay, cue, loca, polly al, mittsy, mamajack,seray,dutchess, flower, everyone. OH, I found the name of my flower-- Scaevola Ramosissima- white fan flower. I guess no one won the bumble bee.