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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

January 2, 2010
6:59 PM

Post #7420305

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all had a good holiday celebration with your family and/or friends!
It's time for the central Arkansas folk to start thinking about our February luncheon. (Only true gardeners know what food and fellowship have to do with gardening! LOL)
I will be hosting the luncheon and Kathy Ann has agreed to be my co-host. I will be out of town on Feb. 6th but any of the other 3 Saturdays in February will be fine with me. Chime in here and let me know what would be the best date for you and we will make a plan!
Looking forward to seeing you all soon!!

Edited to add the names of those who are attending the luncheon. If I have left out your name be sure to let me know. Thanks!

Marilyn, hostess
Kathy Ann, co-hostess
Charlotte
Christine (maybe Dave, too)
Debra
Janie
Karen (maybe)
Kim
Loretta (hopefully)


This message was edited Jan 14, 2010 8:06 AM
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

January 2, 2010
8:17 PM

Post #7420506

I just sent you a dmail Marilyn. I'm ready for another luncheon, We have so much fun at these things.

Just want to tell Charlotte to bring her Stuff, LOL Amber stole one of my necklaces I got from you, and I want to try to replace it. Got to keep that girl out of my jewelry box. She took the black/turquoise one I found a black choker to go with it. and it's now gone ha.


lorettad
Batesville, AR
(Zone 7a)

January 2, 2010
9:02 PM

Post #7420655

I'm hoping that I will be able to attend this one. The Arkansas Flower and Garden Show
is Feb. 26th, 27th & 28th.

Stay warm everyone

Loretta

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

January 3, 2010
3:29 AM

Post #7421751

I too am ready for another luncheon!!! I'll bring my "stuff". Need to make some new ones! My work table has been piled so high with stuff that I couldn't get to it. But I've been gradually clearing it. I usually volunteer at the Flower and Garden show but haven't signed up yet and don't think I'm going to. I've gotten myself involved in another project the "Spring Garden Tour" May 1 and 2 so I think I'm just going to stick with it.
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

January 3, 2010
10:43 PM

Post #7424298

I will have to do some investigating. Jeff and I are big on traveling during February, however, we have not talked about going anywhere this year. I will let you know.

Loretta, I am scheduled to work the MG answer booth on Friday Feb. 26, from 12-3. If you are there please stop by and say hi.
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

January 3, 2010
10:52 PM

Post #7424334

Why don't we rule out the 27th, then, since the Flower show is that week end. We can go for either the 13th or the 20th if that is ok with everyone.

I hope you will be able to join us this time around, Loretta. How is the knee doing?

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

January 3, 2010
11:42 PM

Post #7424484

Either one is good for me.
crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

January 4, 2010
12:54 AM

Post #7424737

Either one is good for me too!

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

January 4, 2010
1:34 AM

Post #7424858

You all know I just had to post on this thread to keep up with you Arkansas girls.

Any day is fine with me--just make lots of pictures for me to see
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

January 4, 2010
1:46 AM

Post #7424915

Sandra, are you going to come to mine if I have one The first part of June? :0)

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

January 4, 2010
1:58 AM

Post #7424955

I don't know--we are going to Jeris in May ??? You know I will want too though !!
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

January 4, 2010
2:01 AM

Post #7424973

I forgot about the trip to jeri's house. I'm not sure i'm having a luncheon yet anyways. I know I won't be going to Jeri's though. Unless work picks up really fast for Danny.

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

January 4, 2010
2:05 AM

Post #7424986

Do you think you will continue to work as much?
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

January 4, 2010
3:01 AM

Post #7425127

No, from here on out work will start to slow down. That's not really all that good since Danny's not working, can't do much about that though.

I might have a couple more weeks of full time work, then I'll probably go back to two days a week in town. and work from home the rest of the time.
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

January 4, 2010
2:55 PM

Post #7426426

Well, why don't we plan on the 20th with the hope that the weather will be somewhat warmer by then. Of course, we had two snows in early March of last year so there are no guarantees! LOL
Sandra, you know you are always welcome at my house. Wish you could join us but I know that it is a bit far to drive for lunch! LOL However, you can always come and spend the night! :o))

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

January 4, 2010
3:20 PM

Post #7426511

Thanks Marilyn, I know I am welcome !! The same goes for you here
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

January 4, 2010
3:22 PM

Post #7426517

thanks, Sandra! :o))
fleursdefouquet
Ferndale, AR
(Zone 7b)

January 4, 2010
6:05 PM

Post #7427070

The 20th is good for me - so put me down. We will be out of the town the last weekend (will miss the garden show) so that works out great. What do we need to bring, Marilyn?
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

January 4, 2010
11:39 PM

Post #7428258

Oh, good, Debra--glad you can make it! You don't need to bring anything but yourself.
crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

January 6, 2010
3:33 PM

Post #7434537

I have Feb 20th on my calendar! Wonder if I can talk Dave into coming... hhmmmmmmmm
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

January 7, 2010
10:13 PM

Post #7439358

That would be great, Christine. Hope Dave won't be intimidated by a group of chatty female gardeners! Maybe you can bribe him with the food. LOL
crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

January 8, 2010
6:00 PM

Post #7442272

I'm thinking about just letting him know about it and seeing if he wants to come, I definitely want him to come to Jeri's RU, if I can afford to go, he should be getting his unemployment by then so we should be able to make it.
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

January 9, 2010
12:01 AM

Post #7443513

I think that I will be here in February, so count me in!
crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

January 9, 2010
4:07 PM

Post #7445512

Yay!

Dave just said he wants to change the name of the handyman business, starting with the word "Handyman." I can't come up with anything, I think he should use our last name, "Ramsey's Handyman Specialist" but he wants to be first on yellowpages.com lol
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

January 9, 2010
5:09 PM

Post #7445688

How about "A Great Handyman To Have Around" LOL I know I like having a great handyman around ;o))

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

January 9, 2010
6:16 PM

Post #7445896

Did I miss something? Is Dave going into business for himself?
Tell him it is not always best to be "first"-lol--it is important to be best !!
Best Handyman Services
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

January 9, 2010
11:31 PM

Post #7446859

how about "AAA Best Handyman Services"--- that way he will be not only first but also best---LOL

Kim, glad you will be able to be with us in February!
crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

January 10, 2010
11:06 PM

Post #7449722

Sandra he started his handyman/lawn care business in 2005 when he couldn't find work. It did great in California but didn't take off here so he found the job at Hawker Beechcraft that he just lost. He wants to 'refine' it and take "Lawn Care" out because he says he's getting too old for it, and just focus on the Handyman side. The business is called "A Better Home" right now.

Yaaayyy Kim! We're going to be building a veggie garden and Dave is unsure of how to go about it and dirt and all. I'm thinking about bringing him so he can get some education.

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

January 10, 2010
11:13 PM

Post #7449739

That is the perfect name, I hope he does well.
JanieP
Jacksonville, AR

January 11, 2010
12:07 AM

Post #7449881

Marsue, I would love to come on the 20th, and see all you guys again.
Thanks,
Janie

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

January 11, 2010
1:01 AM

Post #7450017

Janie glad you are going to be able to come in Feb. We missed you in Dec.
kjuddy
(karen) Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

January 11, 2010
2:42 AM

Post #7450276

Not sure if I'll make Feburary but I'll try.

Crissy you know they say your business name shoud tell what you do. My DH is self employed in the computer business his name used to be Computer Alternatives - nice name but no one was really sure what that meant. We changed it to Computer Repair Xpress 3-4 years ago and it made a HUGE difference in the number of new customers we have. I'm sure it is because anyone who sees our name knows exactly what he does.

What exactly does Danny want to do. General home repairs? or does he do moving stuff or painting or what? If you'll tell me I'll try to help you come up with a good name:)
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

January 11, 2010
3:01 AM

Post #7450321

Danny's my hubby, Dave is Crissy's hubby.
kjuddy
(karen) Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

January 11, 2010
3:28 AM

Post #7450410

I see that! Sorry guys you didn't mind switching did ya? What does DAVE do crissy? Who cares what Danny does I guess since he ain't the one looking for a new name huh? Hey Kathy Ann hope the new year is treating you right!!
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

January 11, 2010
1:17 PM

Post #7451163

I care what danny does, LOL specially since he isn't doing nothing now.

new year is ok so far.
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

January 11, 2010
2:22 PM

Post #7451376

Oh good, Janie, I am so glad you will be able to make it to the luncheon, It will be good to see you again.

Karen, hope things work out with the granddaughters' birthday so that you can come to the luncheon, but we know that grandkids come first!

Yep, Dave is Christine's husband and Danny belongs to Kathy Ann. Unfortunately,
Dave has been laid off and Danny's work got really, really slow after the housing market crashed. They are both in need of employment so let's keep that in mind when we are praying. :o))

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

January 11, 2010
4:52 PM

Post #7451940

Debra and Kim let's all three ride together to Marilyn's. Debra if you could come to my house and then I will be glad to drive and we can go by and pick up Kim. Can talk about times, etc. later. What do you all think?
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

January 12, 2010
4:16 PM

Post #7455230

Sounds great to me!
fleursdefouquet
Ferndale, AR
(Zone 7b)

January 12, 2010
11:53 PM

Post #7456652

Sounds like a good idea!

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

January 13, 2010
12:47 AM

Post #7456790

Good! We can work out the times as time gets closer.
littlenettie
Booneville, AR

January 14, 2010
5:16 AM

Post #7460387

hi ladies im new to dg sounds to me like you have a good time down in that part of the siate. i would love to go to a party like you are plaining but i get car sick just going to ft. smith. just an old lady i young back up come warm weather. be sure you post alot of the things you do . i would love that. have a good time.
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

January 14, 2010
2:00 PM

Post #7460923

Hi, Nettie! Welcome to Dave's Garden and to the Mid-South Forum! We here on Mid-South do have a lot of fun together at the various round-ups (plant exchanges) in the Mid-South area and at local get-togethers, too. Those of us who live in the central Arkansas area have recently been getting together for lunch every few weeks. We always have a good time. Here is a link to some photos which were taken by Charlotte at our last luncheon which was at Debra's house:
http://picasaweb.google.com/charlotte.perdue1/DGAtDebraSDecember2009?feat=directlink#5414924178203367010

I'm sorry you won't be able to come to the luncheon but you are certainly welcome should you change your mind.

Y'all, I have edited the first post in this thread to add the names of you who have said you are coming to the luncheon so please check and make sure I haven't left out your name if you have said you are coming.
crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

January 14, 2010
3:13 PM

Post #7461203

Welcome Nettie!!! Great to meet you and see you here!

duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

January 14, 2010
10:18 PM

Post #7462253

Hi Nettie and Welcome! Maybe, you can attend our next plant swap in Arkansas! Or, any of the southern state's swap. We would love to have you!
littlenettie
Booneville, AR

January 15, 2010
1:35 AM

Post #7462881

you ladies are so nice may take you up on that some day. but i will come by from time to time just to see what you have been up to. as for me i dabble in a little of everything and try to stay out of trouble. im sure you do the same. if you are ever in booneville be sure and stop i promise to be a true southern lady. stay warm, healthy, and never far from the garden. donnette

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

January 15, 2010
1:44 AM

Post #7462907

Hi Donnette welcome to Mid-South. Hope you can make it to one of our get togethers one of these days. Gardens can both keep us out of trouble and get us in trouble!!!LOL
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

January 15, 2010
2:07 AM

Post #7462969

Nice to meet you Donnette. Welcome . DAves is a wonderful place. We do have so much fun.
littlenettie
Booneville, AR

January 15, 2010
2:21 AM

Post #7463002

you have a point, a very good one. i lost my mother 3 years ago one of the last things she told me to do was , dig my naked ladies, well being the good daughter i did what i was told . now i find im the proud owner of what was about 200 of them my husband has said you need to let go and i have. took about 50 to garden club last year didn't have to bring any back home. now if i could find someone who has a craving for some bouncing bet, soap wart. ha thats not going to take place.id be a happy camper. you ladies take care, don,t work to hard and ill talk to you later.
littlenettie
Booneville, AR

January 15, 2010
2:24 AM

Post #7463013

sory cathy ann didnt mean to cover you up i have to learn when to send and when not to send. donnette
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

January 15, 2010
3:00 PM

Post #7464067

LOL None of us know how to do that, Nettie ;o)) Post anytime you want...we do.
crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

January 15, 2010
9:32 PM

Post #7465075

Donnette there is no way to know that, don't worry about it.
Oh, and I'm not a true Southern Lady, I'm a California Lady in training :)
fleursdefouquet
Ferndale, AR
(Zone 7b)

January 16, 2010
2:52 PM

Post #7466894

Welcome to Mid-South, Donnette! Yep - a bunch of 'dabblers' here!

Debra
littlenettie
Booneville, AR

January 18, 2010
6:29 PM

Post #7473387

hi all i enjoyed the pictures, thanks. alot like being out of the house for a few minuts. a nice looking group of ladies. donnette
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

January 26, 2010
4:00 PM

Post #7498638

I had to come back here to see when the date is for this? When did we decide? I can't remember. I'm looking forward to seeing you ladies again.
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

January 26, 2010
4:17 PM

Post #7498703

Kathy Ann, the date for the lunch is February 20th. Since you are bringing the soup, be sure to mark that date on your calendar! LOL
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

January 26, 2010
4:53 PM

Post #7498825

Yes mam! go putting it on the calendar now!

LOL

By then I should be back to my weight I was before all this holiday stuff. maybe I can pig out on dessert ha ha.
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

January 26, 2010
9:00 PM

Post #7499636

Dessert? who said we were having dessert? LOL (just kidding--of course there will be dessert!)

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

January 26, 2010
10:03 PM

Post #7499824

Good!!!! I trying to do better and will be ready for that desert! Went on a 3 mile walk this afternoon...I know it was 3 miles because I got in the car when I got home and clocked it. I had to go about15 ft past my driveway to get it to hit 3 miles, but of course I had to walk up the driveway, so it was 3 miles. Then I took Charlie and Samatha on a short walk. They were so excited. Just walked them up and down my cul de sac area a couple of time. Now I'm pooped!
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

February 10, 2010
1:20 PM

Post #7547284

I'm bumping up this thread since the time for our luncheon is drawing closer. With all the inclement weather we have had the past few weeks, I was beginning to wonder if we would be able to have a luncheon this month. However, I just checked the extended forecast and "they" are saying that the 20th will be in the 50's and partly sunny! Yay!! Now, if that holds for the next 10 days, we will be in good shape!

I have a list up on the first post of those of you who have said you are coming. Please let me know if anything has changed for you. Also, if you want to join us and your name is not on the list, please let me know. Kathy Ann and I will need a head count by the middle of next week so we will know how much food to prepare. Thanks for your cooperation.
Looking forward to seeing each of you on the 20th!

Marilyn
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 10, 2010
2:09 PM

Post #7547423

I will be there!
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 10, 2010
2:17 PM

Post #7547447

I'll be there, ha ha, I just had to put in my 2 cents


I have a sweet surprise i'm bringing. besides the soup.

and yes, I plan on eating some of it,

but don't let this stop you from making a desert Marilyn. I'm trying to use up my white flour to get it out of the house, LOL this one takes alot of flour
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 10, 2010
3:17 PM

Post #7547586

LOL Something sweet? Then count me as two people ;o)

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 10, 2010
3:19 PM

Post #7547592

I'll be there!!! Ready to get out of the house!!! Kim we proboably need to pick you up about 11:00.
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 10, 2010
3:20 PM

Post #7547595

yes something sweet, you pregnant? LOL
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 10, 2010
8:30 PM

Post #7548601

Nope, that big belly is all me! LOL
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

February 11, 2010
12:17 AM

Post #7549159

LOL--y'all are too funny!


by the way, I forgot to ask you all if you want to do doorprizes? If so, we will limit the amount to no more than $10.00--okay? We don't have to do doorprizes but I think it is fun. What about y'all?

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 11, 2010
12:19 AM

Post #7549166

I'm game!! Prizes are always fun!
lorettad
Batesville, AR
(Zone 7a)

February 11, 2010
12:25 AM

Post #7549183

I'll be there. It will be so nice seeing everyone again.

Loretta
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

February 11, 2010
12:28 AM

Post #7549192

Hooray, Loretta is going to make it!

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

February 11, 2010
12:49 AM

Post #7549252

Loretta, how is your knee doing now?
lorettad
Batesville, AR
(Zone 7a)

February 11, 2010
1:31 AM

Post #7549348

My knee is doing good, a little stiff sometimes but so much better.

Thanks for asking.

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

February 11, 2010
1:36 AM

Post #7549362

I am glad your surgery was a success !
crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 11, 2010
2:47 PM

Post #7550642

Hi!! Because I lost the thread I didn't answer any of Karen's questions! LOL

The business name currently is "A Better Home Handyman and Lawn Care"

Thumbnail by crissyr
Click the image for an enlarged view.

crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 11, 2010
2:52 PM

Post #7550657

Well that picture didn't work.

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_fT1BjfKjOSs/S3GnjnGf4-I/AAAAAAAABN8/9GOzJ_kxTb8/s720/100_1034.JPG
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 11, 2010
3:14 PM

Post #7550740

looks like your snowed in LOL
crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 12, 2010
2:42 AM

Post #7552475

We were, Monday and Tuesday morning. I wanted to go drive around but Dave wouldn't let me. I want to test out my all wheel drive and see if it's really worth the extra money. I know it doesn't do anything in the rain, that crossover hydroplanes more than any other vehicle I have ever had, it's horrible.

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 12, 2010
2:44 AM

Post #7552478

How was the walk Kathy Ann? You are a brave soul!!!!
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 12, 2010
3:24 AM

Post #7552546

Good walk tonight, foot didn't give me much trouble at all and I wore the shape ups YAY!!! We got hot several times taking our hats and gloves off to cool off.
crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 12, 2010
3:16 PM

Post #7553385

Cool KA!!! It's funny how hot you get when you're doing something physical.
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 12, 2010
6:20 PM

Post #7553838

specially in 25 degrees.
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

February 12, 2010
8:03 PM

Post #7554110

Okay, ladies I really need to know if y'all want to do door prizes at the luncheon. Charlotte has already said she would so what about the rest of you? LMK, like yesterday, please! LOL

If you vote "no" that will be okay, too. I know some of us are strapped financially right now so it is strictly up to y'all to say "yay" or "nay".
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 12, 2010
8:43 PM

Post #7554199

Well, I always have a closet full of door prizes...maybe, not quite that many ;o) I enjoy going home with a new trinket but I am not crushed if I don't have one. So, I am flexible.

However, I am bringing everyone a (very) small gift...just for fun.
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 12, 2010
8:54 PM

Post #7554219

Yes, I'd love to do door prizes.

Now let's see what kind of door prize should I bring? :0)
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 12, 2010
8:55 PM

Post #7554220

Loretta, so glad you are going to get to come to this one!!
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

February 12, 2010
9:59 PM

Post #7554381

Gee, Kathy Ann, I can't possibly imagine what you could bring!!! (or could I?)

Okay, door prizes it is. Remember, $10.00 max!
The forecast is looking good--they are promising weather in the 50's the last of next week.!! Hooray!!

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 12, 2010
10:13 PM

Post #7554409

Boy I am ready to get out!!!!! Have my painting project finished. Working on getting the room back together now. I need to make a new dust ruffle and put new fabric in the dressing screen. Had to get new electrical covers and make another Hobby Lobby run. I found new shades for my chandeliers in the den on sale for 1/2 priced the last time I was there but they only had 9 and I needed 10. I bought the 9 last time and went back to get the 10th one. Boy do they look better. DH loves to put in very high wattage bulbs and they just burned up the inside of my old shades. He has been banned from using anything other than a 40 watt bulb.
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 12, 2010
10:46 PM

Post #7554469

We're just gonna have to come back over ther eCharlotte, and see your new room. LOL sounds like you've been busy. There's a whole lot of lpainting needing done over here, but DH thinks that's his kind of work, and he doensn't want to do it now.

I too am ready to get out and have some fun . i'm lookin gforward to this event!!!
lorettad
Batesville, AR
(Zone 7a)

February 12, 2010
10:53 PM

Post #7554491

Door prizes are always fun. I'll bring something.

Loretta

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

February 12, 2010
11:48 PM

Post #7554619

sniff sniff

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 13, 2010
1:14 AM

Post #7554845

I've always been the designated painter!!! I've painted many a room!!!! The trouble is once you get started, you start realizing how much other things need to be painted!!! Next I'm going to do the hallway upstairs, stairs, and foyer. It's all one in the same so have to finish all of it. I'm going to start upstairs and work my way down.
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

February 13, 2010
1:40 AM

Post #7554908

there, there, Sandra. It will be all right! (I need that little group hug smiley thingie)
((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((Sandra)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

Charlotte, I hate to paint. It's not the rolling paint on the walls which I don't like--it's doing all that cutting in around the door trim and baseboards, etc. I would much rather hang wallpaper but wallpaper is "out" now.

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

February 13, 2010
1:42 AM

Post #7554910

I don't like it when I don't get to play, thanks for the hug
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

February 13, 2010
1:46 AM

Post #7554931

You should move closer to us! :o))

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 13, 2010
2:05 AM

Post #7554985

That's the part I don't like also! That's why I kept re-papering. I re-papered my kitchen 3 times in the 27 years I've been here. Then I took all the wallpaper down and painted last year. I re - papered the foyer at least 2 times. That's coming down when I paint it. Like you said, paper is out now! So rather than re-paper I'm just going to paint! Yes all that woodwork is a pain!!! I gotten pretty good at taping and that does make it easier!
kjuddy
(karen) Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 13, 2010
2:26 PM

Post #7555849

Looks like I'll be coming after all! The twins BD party will be on Sunday so I'm sorta free on Saturday - I'll have the daughter, son-in-law and grandbaby down from NWA but I'm gonna break away for this one. I'm feeling sad today for the twins because yesterday was their actual birthday and their mom(ex-DIL) sent them off to her Mom's for the whole weekend yesterday. No BD party there and I guess they were going to get in the way of her valentines day plans. UGHHHH! My son went by to see them at daycare before they left but still poor babies!!
crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 13, 2010
2:29 PM

Post #7555856

I don't like the prepping part of painting. When I paint I just want to do it. I can't stand wallpaper mainly because if you want to get rid of it, it can stick in certain places and not so much in other places and tear up the walls.

Yes!! Door Prizes! I so hope Dave will come with me so I can come too! With him wanting to go to CA so darn bad if he doesn't want to come I probably won't either to 'keep it fair.' ppttttthhhhhhhhh

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 13, 2010
3:29 PM

Post #7556029

Karen how old are the twins?
crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 13, 2010
4:07 PM

Post #7556143

YES!! I just told Dave about the luncheon and he said YES!! He also said YES to the Spring RU at Jeri's if he's not working!!
fleursdefouquet
Ferndale, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 13, 2010
4:16 PM

Post #7556159

I'll be there and with a door prize, too! Looking forward to seeing everyone.
kjuddy
(karen) Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 13, 2010
5:33 PM

Post #7556347

Charlotte they were 3 yesterday.
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 13, 2010
9:55 PM

Post #7556816

So, is there 9 total coming to luncheon?
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

February 14, 2010
4:42 PM

Post #7558511

According to my calculations, there are 9 attending the luncheon. :o)) Oh, happy day! Now just pray that my yard will dry out enough so we can walk around and see all the currently frozen plants in my flower beds and all the thriving weeds in my lawn! LOL (don't weeds ever die?)
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

February 14, 2010
4:44 PM

Post #7558515

oops, make that 10--Christine is bringing her Dave! Our first man to attend one of these luncheons--may have to have a special door prize just for him!
crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 15, 2010
3:32 PM

Post #7560804

LOL Marilyn you are so cute! He's always telling me that I need to get rid of things, if I got rid of everything he wants me to I wouldn't have anything! LOL
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

February 15, 2010
6:15 PM

Post #7561368

Well how about a sign to stick in the flower bed that says "Dave's Garden"? LOL
lorettad
Batesville, AR
(Zone 7a)

February 15, 2010
11:04 PM

Post #7562263

Marilyn

What time should we be at you house? I can hardly wait until Saturday.

Loretta
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

February 16, 2010
2:17 PM

Post #7563680

Around 11:30 a.m. Loretta. Everybody is looking forward to getting together on Saturday--I think we all have a bad case of cabin fever! LOL
littlenettie
Booneville, AR

February 16, 2010
6:39 PM

Post #7564363

hi duckmoma, i don.t know if you have seen this but huneybunch_2000 from montrose arkansas, has a son in childrens hospital in little rock he is 13 years old, burned in a gass explosion,has 2nd and 3rd degree burns. thought you could put them in your prays. this must be a bad time for him and his folks. love nettie ps this is on garden talk, newbe chit chat new thread
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 16, 2010
9:30 PM

Post #7564808

She's in th eprayer forum already Nettie. I feel so bad for her son. Has anybody heard how he's doing?

I've been burned bad when I was a teenager, had 2 and 3rd degree burns also. stayed in the hospital for 2 weeks.

I had no pain as all the nerve endings were dead thankfully. it's the first degree burns that are the most painful. I don't know if her son is in pain though, but they say that 2 nd and 3rd degree burns are less pain ful than the first degree burns.
littlenettie
Booneville, AR

February 16, 2010
10:30 PM

Post #7564948

kathy_ann i feel bad for him and his family . should have checked the prayer forum, haven,t seen anything today hope he is doing good. things like this are hard on mothers. thanks nettie
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

February 18, 2010
3:26 PM

Post #7569257

Just a reminder to all of you who are coming to the luncheon on Saturday. We'll be expecting you all around 11:30 except for Kathy Ann--KA it would be nice if you could get here by 11:00am since you are bringing food. :o))
Looking forward to seeing everyone. Weather should be good, too! Woohoo!!
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 18, 2010
3:57 PM

Post #7569323

I'll be there what ever time you tell me to be there LOL
crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 18, 2010
4:09 PM

Post #7569342

It's supposed to rain Friday and Saturday, just 30% though. Just as long as it doesn't snow, sleet, ice, or any other cold weather event I don't care, I just want out of the house and can't find a better reason to do that than to come see ya'll! Dave is definitely coming with me, I re-confirmed with him last night and told him to keep his Saturday open for me! :)
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 18, 2010
5:07 PM

Post #7569481

It will be nice to meet him Crissy.

I have a ton of sewing to do to day if I'm gonna get the soup, cinnamon rolls and yeast rolls made tomorrow, I have to to leave the computer alone today.

Ya'll have a great day!!!

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 18, 2010
11:40 PM

Post #7570341

Boy all that sounds good! Looking forward to a great day and sounds like we'll be eating a lot!!
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 19, 2010
12:24 AM

Post #7570429

I am really looking forward to seeing everyone...and eating, of course! lol
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 19, 2010
2:37 PM

Post #7571457

I can't believe I have the yeast rolls and cinnamon rolls rising and the soup in the crock pot, and it's only 8:30 woo hoo!!!

I tasted the soup tastes good LOL

I'm excited about tomorrow and so ready for a day out. I feel like i've been locked up in my sewing room over worked and underpaid.

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 19, 2010
2:43 PM

Post #7571471

I think we are all ready for a day out!!!!! Think I need to fast today and pig out tomorrow!!!
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 19, 2010
2:49 PM

Post #7571494

I just hope my cinnamon rolls turnout good. and that I make enough of them. I want to give some to my walkin gpartners, their always spoiling my diet LOL I just want to repay the favor. and Amber will shoot me if I don't save her some, so I may be makin another batch of them
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 19, 2010
6:58 PM

Post #7572149

So, I guess we will be having Non-cinnabon ;o))

Does anyone need blinds/markers?
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 19, 2010
7:08 PM

Post #7572159

Sticky buns
sweet rolls and
kathy's oopsy daisies LOL
crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 19, 2010
9:25 PM

Post #7572431

I always need blinds and markers for more than one reason!! The tags I made out of the blinds I bought are horrible, they bend when I'm trying to stick them in the ground.

Anyone want some Velvet Pink Brugs?

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crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 19, 2010
9:25 PM

Post #7572433

After it opened

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crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 19, 2010
9:26 PM

Post #7572435

I have plenty!

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cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 19, 2010
9:38 PM

Post #7572461

Christine I'll take one. Will always take a brug!
crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 19, 2010
9:38 PM

Post #7572464

Yay!! So that's Janie's seeds, all 80 or whatever brugs... LOL Just Kidding!! LOL LOL LOL
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 19, 2010
9:53 PM

Post #7572496

I will take a cutting or 2.
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 19, 2010
9:58 PM

Post #7572507

I'll take some too.
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 19, 2010
10:18 PM

Post #7572538

I will bring some blinds...if I remember ;o)
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 19, 2010
10:43 PM

Post #7572592

Cinnamon rolls are good, I had to try them. yum!! soup is ready, yeast rolls are done. I even made honey butter to go on the yeast rolls.

If I'm gonna get fat tomorrow, so are ya'll I'll have my cinnamon roll with my nugrape LOL
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 19, 2010
11:35 PM

Post #7572701

OH MY! I just gained 5 pounds from reading the post ;o) I cannot wait!
crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 20, 2010
1:42 AM

Post #7572939

I'm going to bring 10 cuttings, will that do or should I bring 15?

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

February 20, 2010
2:30 AM

Post #7573075

SNIFF SNIFF SNIFF---I hope you all have a wonderful day, I hope you miss me as I will miss all of you--take lots of pictures and send me the leftover food
SNIFF SNIFF---SNIFF
crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 20, 2010
2:20 PM

Post #7574101

SNIFF SNIFF SNIFF Sandra, we wish you were coming too!

I hit send before I finished my sentence again! I seem to do that a lot lately.

This message was edited Feb 20, 2010 8:21 AM
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 20, 2010
2:31 PM

Post #7574115

Sandra, we will eat an extra cinnamon roll just for you ;o)
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 20, 2010
2:41 PM

Post #7574135

She can have mine, I'm feelin a little sick to my stomach now ha ha. no more junk food for me boo hoo
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 20, 2010
4:42 PM

Post #7574381

yuuuuuuuum...something certainly smells good...I can smell it from my house!

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

February 20, 2010
4:44 PM

Post #7574384

I am so glad you all are willing to eat something for me--I feel better already !!
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

February 21, 2010
12:39 AM

Post #7575322

Don't worry, Sandra, we ate plenty for you! LOL Kathy Ann made some wonderful chicken/rice soup and also delicious homemade rolls and cinnamon rolls. She outdid herself. I provided a Mexican salad, little sausages with barbecue sauce, apple slices with sweet almond-flavored dip, little pickles and olives, cherry tomatoes and a strawberry cake.
I believe a good time was had by all. You would have thought none of us had seen another person in the last two months with all the talking and laughing that was going on. This luncheon helped to alleviate a really bad case of cabin fever, at least for me.
I will have to say that you all wore Friday completely out with all the attention. After you all left, he curled up on his pillow and slept for two hours! LOL
My pictures didn't turn out that good--a lot of them were fuzzy--so I will wait and see what photos you all took. Someone remarked that it was like the "papparazzi" were here what with the sound of all the cameras clicking away.
I really enjoyed it and I hope everyone else did, too.

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

February 21, 2010
12:41 AM

Post #7575327

I have been looking all afternoon for pictures, I told Jerry a little while ago I figured all of you were still together and giggling !
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 21, 2010
12:57 AM

Post #7575393

Well, I never bring my camera with me, I always steal the photos from everybody else LOL You were right though, Flashes going off everywhere.

Food was good. Company was great.

Had a great time. Great door prizes, I got my wind chime hanging on the front porch, took me 30 minutes to get all the packing off it. I love it.


marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

February 21, 2010
1:34 AM

Post #7575510

Take a picture of your wind chime, Kathy Ann, so we can all see it. I did take a picture of my door prize. I'm not going to put it in the garden, though, until the weather gets better.

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duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 21, 2010
1:39 AM

Post #7575521

Marilyn, thank you so much for allowing us to invade your home. Also, thanks to you and Kathy Ann for making that magnificent food! I was so happy to see everyone, and getting to meet Dave. I hope he had a nice time...seemed like he did. Crissy, I did not realize that I got home with some many brugs...was I supposed to bring all of them home? Charlotte, I really appreciate you driving, thanks also, for the calendars. I cannot wait to look through them. KA, you just amaze me with your talents! The mug with pockets is too cute. My photo did not turn out, so I hope someone else got a picture of it...everyone needs to see it!!!

By the way, when Jeff walked in the door, he went straight to the kitchen and ate the two cinnamon rolls ;o) He would like to place an order for another pan full...he will pick them up in the morning. lol

The pix that did turn out http://picasaweb.google.com/i.am.duckmother/DGLuncheonAtMarilynSWithKACoHosting#
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 21, 2010
1:42 AM

Post #7575530

here's my windchime

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kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 21, 2010
1:45 AM

Post #7575538

Cinnamon rolls? Tell him he should have come to the party LOL

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 21, 2010
1:46 AM

Post #7575541

What a wonder time we had at Marilyn's today!!! Here is the link to my photos.
http://picasaweb.google.com/charlotte.perdue1/DGAtMarilynSFeb2010#
No wonder poor Friday was worn out!!! All of us talking at once having such a wonderful time. See all those smiles on all the faces. The food was wonderful! I went back for seconds and weeeelllll maybe have to admit 3rds also. Was not hungry at all tonight and decided to skip dinner. Poor Richard had to make do with some left overs!! Marilyn thanks for having all of us and to you and Kathy Ann for all the wonderful food! It was nice meeting Christine's Dave! Don't think we overwhelmed him too much!
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

February 21, 2010
2:08 AM

Post #7575612

Good pictures, Kim and Charlotte. I'll go ahead and post the link to my photos because there are photos of the two of you in my web album.

http://picasaweb.google.com/marsue777/DGLuncheon#
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 21, 2010
2:33 AM

Post #7575683

Is Janie and Karen on FB? anybody know? pictures turned out good

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

February 21, 2010
2:38 AM

Post #7575695

Everybody is having so much fun--all of you look so pretty too !!! Everyone loves wind chimes, they make a good prize !
I did not see any pictures of the food????? The cameras were all hidden until everyone got full I guess

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 21, 2010
2:39 AM

Post #7575697

I really don't know!

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 21, 2010
2:40 AM

Post #7575705

Believe me Sandra there was lots, lots of food!!!! We were too busy eating to take pictures of food!!!!!
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

February 21, 2010
2:42 AM

Post #7575719

Great pictures ! I have to say, we really do have some beautiful people in our mid-south group ! Looks like you all had a great time.
Marilyn, your home is lovely and Friday is a little doll - I am sure he was eating up all that attention.
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 21, 2010
3:51 AM

Post #7575833

I don't think anybody took food pics. bummer ha LOL ya'll don't even get to see my cinnamon buns LOL

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

February 21, 2010
3:54 AM

Post #7575838

That was exactly what I wanted to see Kathy Ann--your buns !!!!!!!!!!!
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 21, 2010
4:46 AM

Post #7575961

ha ha. LOL
littlenettie
Booneville, AR

February 21, 2010
7:25 AM

Post #7576236

thanks for posting the pictures good looking group of gardners. i looked at all the pictures, friday and my little fluff would have fun togeather. bet he is spoiled, my fluff is. looks to me like everyone had a good time. fun door prizes, and the food sounds wonderful. thanks again nettie
fleursdefouquet
Ferndale, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 21, 2010
12:34 PM

Post #7576453

Marilyn, thank you for hosting us. You're right - it was so nice to get out and see everyone. Kind of like the ground hog coming out to see his shadow - except we refuse to go back in! Your home is warm and inviting, just like you. The food was fabulous. I meant to ask what the flavor was in the dip - almond! That was yummy. Kathy, would you share your soup recipe? That really hit the spot. Love the lip balm! Hung the 'Welcome to My Garden' sign on the garage door entering the house for now but will find the perfect place for it outside. It's cute as can be.

Not sure we decided what we wanted to do about a May RU at my house. I'm leaving it up to the majority (or the loudest). Just let me know what you would all like to do and that's what we will plan. I can host one here, or like Kim suggested, we can have these fun little get togethers every couple of months without hauling plants, then have the big RU and plant swap in the fall.

Off to see the photos now!
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 21, 2010
3:26 PM

Post #7576733

The only concern that I have...you know when plants spring out of the ground and need to be divided or tossed ;o), we will start asking if anyone wants some and then we will end up with an RU. So, maybe, we should just stick to our usual spring RU. It looks like it would have to be in June. May is going to be pretty busy for everyone...Graduation, Mother's Day, Jeri's RU and Memorial Day are the ones that come to mind.

I need to pick a day for a hypertufa class. Of course, we can make potheads at anytime of the year. If we decided not to have the RU, I could everyone over for lunch and then we can get dirty...make certain you wear sloppy clothes. Maybe, sometime in April.

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 21, 2010
3:28 PM

Post #7576740

I forgot to mention that Kim gave us an excellent birding lesson!!!! That girl has more books and gadgets than you can imagine. She even has a gadget that imitates bird calls.
Kim the little book I have is for the birds of the Eastern region. I'm going to start by buying the one you had for the Southern region.
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

February 21, 2010
3:29 PM

Post #7576742

Since Jeri is having an RU in May, I would vote for not hauling plants 2x that month. Of course, not everyone is going to Jeri's so the others might want to have a plant swap. I'll do whatever the majority votes for. I still would like for us to have a "hypertufa class" at some point in time.

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 21, 2010
3:37 PM

Post #7576755

Kim I agree June would be a much better month. I at first said lets just wait until Oct. but Kim has a point in that we probably have things that need to be divided and not everyone is going to be able to go to Jeri's. There is way too much going on in May. I can't wait to learn to do potheads. I will do a leaf class one day. It might be hard to do pot heads and leaves the same day. So I'll have everyone over for lunch some other time after it warms up and we can wear old clothes and get dirty again!!! We need more months in the year!!!

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 21, 2010
3:39 PM

Post #7576762

Marilyn we were both posting at the same time! I'm like you, I'll go with the majority on what they want to do about a June RU.
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

February 21, 2010
3:40 PM

Post #7576765

June sounds good to me.
crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 21, 2010
6:25 PM

Post #7577093

Hi everyone!! I finally made it on! The old man was snoring for a couple hours up in the clouds earlier, shook the house pretty good a couple of times! Dave was very glad to meet all of you too, but is cranky that he didn't get anything done on that garden area and today it's too wet. Oh well, he's not working so he has plenty of time during the week.

I'm uploading my pics now and will share those with ya'll too! How weird, no one took pics of the food! We talked about taking pics of the food... LOL

LOL Kim you didn't get all the brugs, I tried to split them up between all the girls who wanted them. I just have too many! Thank you so much Charlotte for the lesson about brug cuttings, I'll definitely have to use it for next year. Yikes!
crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 21, 2010
7:55 PM

Post #7577282

Finally!! Here's the link to my pics!

http://picasaweb.google.com/christinepix/20100221#

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

February 21, 2010
8:33 PM

Post #7577351

Great pictures, everyone looks so happy, I am so glad you all had fun together !
JanieP
Jacksonville, AR

February 21, 2010
9:45 PM

Post #7577451

Marilyn, thank for you being such a great hostess and for sharing you home again. That private chef of yours cooked some really tasty rolls (cinnamon and yeast). All of the food was so good. Thank you both.
It was a fun few hours. Great to see everyone and to meet Dave.
I am good with RU whenever the best time for most is decided upon. Hypertufa classes sound interesting also.
Lots of good pictures taken and put on Picassa.


crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 22, 2010
12:10 AM

Post #7577741

Yea, I'm just going to go with the flow...
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

February 22, 2010
7:59 PM

Post #7579501

Good pictures, Christine! I think we all got a good bunch of photos but we forgot to do a group photo!

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 22, 2010
9:29 PM

Post #7579763

Marilyn I realized the same thing after I got home and looked at my pictures. Boy this has been the season for me to find bargains on pots. I had run to Lowes for something to do with my bedroom project and made a quick sweep through the plant clearance area. I found some really nice clay pots. They are the dark brown kind with the nice rolled edge. Big ones. I got 3 for $6 each and 1 larger one for $7. I asked how much they were orginally and the $6 ones had been $25 and $7 one $30. The lady that checked me out was impressed with my bargains! I bought all they had. They didn't have any chips or anything.
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

February 22, 2010
9:38 PM

Post #7579790

I love bargains like that Charlotte. Don't find 'em that often though. I would have bought all of them too. lol
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

February 22, 2010
11:35 PM

Post #7580108

Bargains are good!! LOL I rarely buy anything like that unless it is on sale--Just the "bargain hunter" in me!!
kjuddy
(karen) Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 23, 2010
3:48 AM

Post #7580674

Marilyn just now checking in since the whole weekend was taken up with the bd party and out of town company - thanks so much for hosting us all. It was really nice to go out and do something fun for once.

Yes Kathy Ann Janie and I are both on facebook - I personally just set up an account last week so I have no clue how to find someone on there:(or how they can find me.
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 23, 2010
4:05 AM

Post #7580694

What name are you & janie under I'll go find you.
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 24, 2010
10:11 PM

Post #7585081

I know KA just posted a picture of a cup similar to this one on FB but this was her door prize, which I got. Isn't it lovely?!

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kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 24, 2010
10:13 PM

Post #7585087

Dang girl, your lip balm rich LOL :0)
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 24, 2010
10:47 PM

Post #7585150

Well, I was...I gave one to the girl that bought the soaps. My mom took 3 and Jeff took 1. But, I think I still have enough for a week or two ;o)
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 24, 2010
11:34 PM

Post #7585236

LOL. Tell your mom to come shopping LOL
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 25, 2010
12:02 AM

Post #7585286

LOL She also took a body melt...I need to start hiding stuff from her like Jeff hides his soaps from me ;o))
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 25, 2010
12:11 AM

Post #7585304

LOL. That's too funny. Hope she likes them.
fleursdefouquet
Ferndale, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 10, 2010
5:19 AM

Post #7618132

Hi everyone. I know this doesn't have anything to do with our luncheon but I wanted to target the central AR people without starting a new thread. Or, maybe I should start a thread ... don't know.

I am pulling up beds like crazy - clearing out areas where the snakes like to hide. You know what problems we had last year. I've got all kinds of plants to give away. Some are pulled up and dumped into boxes, others are still in the ground. This is not like a RU - I won't have them potted, labeled, etc. It's strictly 'help yourself', but I'm more than happy for anyone to come out, bring your boxes, pots, etc., walk around and see what's here.

I did some thinning this fall so I'm not sure what might come up in the next few weeks. Some things were pulled up and tossed to the side and are still there - bare root and all. Others were cut way back in preparation to be pulled out but never got pulled out so they are misshaped but living. My plants seem to like the abuse. It's amazing how they come back better than ever once planted again.

Here's an idea of what's available. It's not a complete list by any means because I can't remember what all is out there. Don't mean to be rude, but's it's first come/first serve. If you know anyone else in the area who might be interested but isn't on this thread please pass the word.

forsythia
knockout roses
azaleas
hydrangeas
day lilies
iris
lavender
coneflower
hosta
ajuga


duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 10, 2010
6:08 AM

Post #7618269

Me, me, me ;o) I would like to have a few plants! So, have we decided to or not to have an RU this spring?
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 10, 2010
6:51 AM

Post #7618380

i'd love to have the forsythias, cause i'm going to do a boarder with them to hide my side woods area from my flower bed.

does this mean your not going to be planting as much this year or any? I hate that you have to clear out this stuff. I know you had a horrid time last year with snakes. Did you ever try the moth balls. You do need to watch the moth balls around animals though. My dog and cat never bothered the moth balls and I never saw ONE single snake in my flower beds last year. I am goin g to do the moth balls this year also. I got a little tired of reaching down to pull a weed and finding a baby snake down there. it was a little too close for comfort LOL

but not sure how i'll get them from you.
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 10, 2010
6:53 AM

Post #7618391

If I get there before April 24, I will bring them to you, KA.

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 10, 2010
6:59 AM

Post #7618405

Kathy Ann I'm going to go out and pick up a few things. Maybe I could get the forsythia for you and keep it until we go to Rita's. I could take it to Marilyn's and leave it there and you could pick up from Marilyn's.
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 10, 2010
7:03 AM

Post #7618414

Either way is good with me, wonder how big they are, are we talking monster plants Debra? LOL or small ones and how many do you have?
fleursdefouquet
Ferndale, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 10, 2010
7:05 AM

Post #7618419

KA, there are plenty of forsythia. The deer keep them nipped back and I've never had a bloom. grrrrrrr I'm going to move a few inside the dog yard but the rest are looking for homes. If Kim is willing to keep them for you we can bag up as many as you would like. I think they will be fine if they are set into garbage bags with some wet newspaper around the root ball/dirt.

I have too many beds to take care of and am trying to simplify my life. (yeah, right - LOL) Some are being turned into vegetable gardens and others just need to be thinned out. When we took out the koi pond this fall I threw the plants into cardboard boxes and that's where they still are!

The spring RU is up to ya'll. Did you take a vote? I'll do what ever the majority decides. It did sound like it would have to be June though since May is so busy already. The only date I'm not available is June 12th.

fleursdefouquet
Ferndale, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 10, 2010
7:07 AM

Post #7618426

Cross posted - I'd have to count but I'm guessing at least a dozen plants. They were 1 gal plants about 3 years ago. When dug up, the ball is about a foot across. The tops were pruned way back this fall because the deer had stripped them. The branches are probably about 18" tall. I think they could easily be established this summer and bloom next spring.
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 10, 2010
7:52 AM

Post #7618550

I didn't realize the deer liked them, I'll have to spray mine, LOL I have one in the back and the deer don't seem to mess with it, but why should they if their nibbling on all my daylilies and spinach>

I'd have to see if someone could get them for me and i'd make a trip down there to pick them up. as we won't have room for them ifsomeone brings them to Rita's LOL
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

March 10, 2010
7:08 PM

Post #7620064

Debra--I just saw this. If nobody else claims them, I would like a couple of Azaleas or more if you have them, also some lavender, and hostas. thanks.
fleursdefouquet
Ferndale, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 11, 2010
5:26 AM

Post #7620700

Marilyn, I still have hostas - they will be popping their heads up in the next couple of weeks and be easier to locate. The two lavenders left have been cut way back - not sure they will recover but you are welcome to them. I think Kim and Charlotte wiped out the azalelas (exactly what I needed) - they took some for Kathy Ann, too. You are welcome to do what they did - come on out and I'll show you around. You can dig what ever you want. Need any cannas????
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

March 11, 2010
5:33 PM

Post #7622311

I don't need any cannas, but thanks anyway. I would like to come and get the lavender. Wednesday would be good for me, if you are home then. Charlotte gave me a big clump of hosta last fall which I divided but none of them have emerged yet so I don't know if they have made it through the winter or not. I guess I will have to wait and see what happens with the ones I planted last fall before I dig any more.

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 11, 2010
6:06 PM

Post #7622402

Marilyn my hostas haven't come up yet either. I bet yours will all come back. Still early for hostas and ferns. The weather has to be consistently warmer for the hostas and ferns to come up.
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

March 12, 2010
6:53 AM

Post #7623399

Charlotte, I think the hostas will probably do fine. After all they are buried in horse manure! LOL I think I separated that one big clump into more than 20 so if they do all survive, I will have a flower bed full of hostas! :o))

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