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jeri11

jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

January 9, 2010
5:10 AM

Post #7444441

Anyone interested in RU chatter? Maybe the planing will warm us up!!!
beck5711
(Becky) Colmesneil, TX
(Zone 8b)

January 9, 2010
6:45 AM

Post #7444686

Jeri.. in TX we call the new person "new blood"..lol... well this new blood wants to come to your RU! Getting excited to be there and meet all of you!
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

January 9, 2010
1:15 PM

Post #7444958

Jeri: I am planning on being there and looking forward to it.

Becky: Oh, good--"new blood"--LOL It will be great to meet another DGer in person!

jeri11

jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

January 9, 2010
2:49 PM

Post #7445246

After the last few days I hope I have a garden left. One more night down to 21 and then things should go back to a more normal temperatures for us. I can't wait!!!!

Becky I've got your RV spot with your name on it and Marilyn you know there is always room for you.
jlp222
Hammond, LA
(Zone 8b)

January 9, 2010
2:53 PM

Post #7445263

I am on nights that weekend, but may be able to take off. I would love to see everyone again, and I'm sure Lilly would have a blast!
crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

January 9, 2010
3:03 PM

Post #7445295

I'm hoping I (we) can make it, as you all know Dave just got laid off so it depends on what he's doing and how much he's making on unemployment, or if he's working again by then, ya'll know how it is!

Welcome Becky! I hope I can meet you!

jeri11

jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

January 9, 2010
3:19 PM

Post #7445352

Crissy if Yall ride together down here then all you have as expenses is a part of the gas and your food AND what plants you buy at Forest Hill!!!! Bring your blanket and pillow and inflatable mattress. We'll make room!!!!
gardener2005
Baton Rouge area, LA
(Zone 8b)

January 9, 2010
4:14 PM

Post #7445538

I`ll be there. If I had not potted up some things last year I would have lost plants to the armadillos. Those scoundrels dug all my bedding plants such as impatiens completely out. I need to figure out some way to trap them or put in fencing.

I have plenty of canna lilies and can start cuttings of some double rose of sharons.I have started raising some roses from seeds and plan to try and sprout some japanese maples from seeds. If I get enough seedlings from plants I`m starting I could bring some of those.

Karen

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

January 9, 2010
4:45 PM

Post #7445616

Jeri what are the dates again? I hope I will be able to make it!
beck5711
(Becky) Colmesneil, TX
(Zone 8b)

January 9, 2010
4:48 PM

Post #7445629

TY Jeri for being so gracious to allow us to put our camper right there in the middle of the action!! It'll be like right in the middle of the "night club".. cept no drinking... unless... SANDRA brings her "bottle" back...LOLOL... I have met Sandra.. hehe, and she knows I am baaad!!

TY for the warm sweet welcome.. I too love to be able to put the real name with the user name.. and then the face with the real name
Ems_Garden
Slidell, LA
(Zone 8b)

January 9, 2010
6:42 PM

Post #7445963

WoooHOOOOOO RU Time - can't wait to see everyone again!! So glad you put this up Jeri!

Welcome Becky - you will LOVE this group!

Looked around the gardens this morning and was so depressed to see the condition of everything until I spotted my tulips and daffs poking their little heads up. I hope more come up and that they flower for me. I left these bulbs in the ground from last year. We'll see what happens.

jeri11

jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

January 9, 2010
9:28 PM

Post #7446503

LOL!!! I finally have poppies popping up!! I usually weed them out but I have these marked so maybe that won't happen.
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

January 9, 2010
11:40 PM

Post #7446889

My cousin gave me some poppy seeds a couple of months ago. She told me just to spread them on the ground in the flower bed, which I did. Now I can't remember which flower bed I put them in--LOL--so I surely hope I don't pull them up as weeds. My cousin did send me a photo of hers, which are already sprouting. I need to print it off and take it outside with me so I won't think they are weeds and pull them up. It's been too cold to even take a walk around my garden so if they are coming up, I wouldn't know it anyway. My daffodils are sprouting, though. I can see them out the window.

I had resolved not to ask for anything from any of y'all because, before this terrible weather, I really didn't need anything else. However, I will have to wait and see what comes back in the spring before I make any rash remarks about not needing any new plants!! :P I'm just mainly coming to the RU to see everyone and enjoy the fun and fellowship!

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

January 10, 2010
3:13 AM

Post #7447528

I am trying to get Becky to posting here on Mid South with all of us, she fits right in--lol
I guess I will come if Terrye will drive me there--lol--got a d-mail from her the other day wanting to know the dates, she is getting her schedule arranged so she will be off then.

Marilyn, we may all need lots of new plants after this cold, Cindy may not be the only one starting over !!!
tryliv
Booneville, MS

January 10, 2010
3:21 AM

Post #7447562

Sandra, you know I will. Driving us around to the RUs is my second profession now!
Sure enough I had scheduled a class on that Thursday of Jeri's RU but I rearranged that one and one I had down on the friday of the Nashville show. I should know by now to check by Dave's RUs calendar before I schedule work! lol
Terrye

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

January 10, 2010
3:23 AM

Post #7447575

Too bad the professional driver position has such a ratty salary, huh???? You would be rich-lol
tryliv
Booneville, MS

January 10, 2010
3:28 AM

Post #7447594

LOL Right! But I have such a good time so that makes up for the pay!
Riverland
Northeast, LA
(Zone 8a)

January 10, 2010
3:34 AM

Post #7447610

I appreciate it too Terrye

jeri11

jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

January 10, 2010
5:26 AM

Post #7447851

It's warming up already with just the chatter!!!
savagegardener
Middleton, TN
(Zone 7a)

January 10, 2010
3:08 PM

Post #7448410

It is warming up with all the talk AND talking about tulips and daffodills poking up there little heads already... I can't see anything but snow on my yard or beds...but there is the top eighth of an inch or so of tulips coming up in my windowboxes up against the house.

I am coming to Jeris R/u this year, if I have to hitchhike there

jeri11

jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

January 10, 2010
3:17 PM

Post #7448431

How are things going Sharon? Did Max get his disability? I've missed seeing you post on the threads and can't wait until the RU and get to see everyone again and meet the newbies that we have to initiate with all the left over plants(That is if anything survives this cold)!!!!
savagegardener
Middleton, TN
(Zone 7a)

January 10, 2010
3:56 PM

Post #7448513

Things are great!!!

Max still has not heard anything on the Army disability ... we know it has been delivered to Fort Campbell, KY.. now waiting on a hearing date? It can take UP to a year to get a date..after that hearing it goes to Walter Reed in Washington, D.C. for another hearing and then they will put him out of Army, send him to the VA and then his VA disability will start ..hopefully!
We had hoped it would go faster than this , but it doesn't look like that is going to happen...but at least the process is moving (albeit slowly) to the next phase

Yeah , I hope I have plants left alive, too ... I am really worried about my tree roses...I did not bury them or wrap the trunks or anything ... we usually do not get cold enough to worry about that... I hope they are still alive, come spring

beck5711
(Becky) Colmesneil, TX
(Zone 8b)

January 10, 2010
4:07 PM

Post #7448539

Jeri.. I wish all this warming up with the chatter would have been here at my house..lol... somehow the breaker tripped for the green house... on the coldest day of the year so far..lol... everything pretty much is mush... well.. I was wondering where in the world would I be able to start my seeds... now i won't have that problem..lol... hey.. the Lord does provide!!

Sandra.. I am lurking more..lol.. I really want to meet all of you
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

January 10, 2010
4:15 PM

Post #7448570

I wrapped my one and only tree rose with plumber's insulation--hope it survives because it is the only one left of 3 tree roses which Buddy had planted. I transplanted them all last year because where they were stayed too wet during the rainy season. Only the one has survived. It is a Sunsprite (yellow) tree rose and has a wonderful fragrance.

At least we are snow and ice free in my area of Arkansas. However, I saw that Kathy Ann posted somewhere that she still has an ice-covered driveway but she lives 40 miles north of me.

Cindy, I need to talk to some of the other Arkansas DGers and see who all is planning on coming to Jeri's RU. If there are enough of us planning to make the trip, we could "convoy" down to your place and pick you up. You would be more than welcome to ride with one of us, I know. Kathy Ann is "iffy" about coming and I haven't heard Kim say whether or not she can make it. Genna always has her kids' schedules to consider and I don't know if Charlotte or Debra are coming. We will just have to wait and see. If it is just me, then you are certainly more than welcome to ride with me. Maybe we could hook up with Sandra and Terrye and Sharon, etc., somewhere along the way. I'm sure we can all get together via dmail and work something out. :o))

My poinsettias are just now beginning to bloom. They are currently residing in my whirlpool tub (which I never use) under a glass block window which gives them plenty of light. The poinsettias and my African violets are the only things blooming around here just now. My Christmas cactus was loaded with blooms but it is past its peak now.

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

January 10, 2010
4:17 PM

Post #7448576

Becky--we crossed. So sorry about the plants in your greenhouse. However, now you will be able to get lots of new plants at the RU! :o))
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

January 10, 2010
4:20 PM

Post #7448590

Maybe, Geoff and I can both make it...I believe that someone told me about several casinos between here and there...hmmmm...who was that? LOL

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

January 10, 2010
4:41 PM

Post #7448652

Not me--I know nothing about casinos-you will have to talk to Jeri and Mary and Lisa about that !

They are already telling us next week end is setting up for some kind of weather trouble on Sat, we may all be begging for plants before the round up--it may wind up just being a shopping trip to Forest Hills !!
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

January 10, 2010
4:44 PM

Post #7448663

we better start saving our pennies now! (Maybe the Publisher's Clearinghouse people will be knocking on my door with that check for 10 million!!!)

edited to add: I just checked our 10 day forecast and we are supposed to be in the mid to high 40's all next week with a 50% chance of rain on Saturday. At least it won't be snow or ice!

This message was edited Jan 10, 2010 10:51 AM

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

January 10, 2010
4:47 PM

Post #7448674

Please remember your plant poor friends when that happens Marilyn-we need, we need, we need, MORE plants !!
beck5711
(Becky) Colmesneil, TX
(Zone 8b)

January 10, 2010
5:01 PM

Post #7448719

Marilyn.. ty for your sympathy on the GH... I love the RU's cause I get a lil piece of each of you for my gardens, and in return I like for each of you to have a lil piece of me..lol... I think all is not lost, and we'll still have a great time trading

Sandra.. I know there's one in Kinder, but never been there.. never been to but one in my life... and found out real quick, I'd rather take my money to Walmart... it lasts longer.. IF you can believe that..lol
gardener2005
Baton Rouge area, LA
(Zone 8b)

January 10, 2010
5:54 PM

Post #7448922

That would be neat to have a big RU. There`s room for sure and it is always fun. Even my husband has enjoyed chatting with the other DHs at the last few RUs. We came back home with the bed of the truck piled fuller with plants than when we came. :) Karen

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

January 10, 2010
7:09 PM

Post #7449083

I am not coming unless it warms up before then--I am so tired of this colddddddddd-bbbuuurrrrrrrr

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

January 10, 2010
7:22 PM

Post #7449110

Marilyn, I'm going to try my best to make it to Jeri's. We will talk more as time gets closer! Becky sorry about your GH. Hope to be able to meet you at Jeri's.
beck5711
(Becky) Colmesneil, TX
(Zone 8b)

January 10, 2010
7:54 PM

Post #7449190

LOL Sandra... it'll get better

TY cperdue... it's sure smelling in the GH... I am anxious as well!! I'll be there with bells on.. even if it is cold..lol

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

January 10, 2010
8:30 PM

Post #7449279

I don't think we will have to worry too much about cold in May in LA--chilly maybe, but not cold-I hope
crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

January 10, 2010
10:55 PM

Post #7449692

Emily your daffs should be fine, mine are growing and we haven't gotten above 32* in about a week.

LOL Sandra if it doesn't warm up by May I think we all have problems.

Dave wants to start taking those vines out and building a veggie garden, except he doesn't know much. He can landscape a runway but isn't sure about a veggie garden. Looks like I'll have to tell him that we have to go. We're working on a budget right now, when I make 25K a year and he made 50k a year, and we lost that 50k income it makes a huge difference. He's going to go apply for unemployment this week and find out how much he's making for sure, then we'll know for sure. He won't carpool with anyone, he's one of those that has to stop at every rest stop and what-not. I sometimes get impatient because I can get in a car and drive for hours and hours. Lol We'll see...
Riverland
Northeast, LA
(Zone 8a)

January 24, 2010
1:47 PM

Post #7491049

Just bumping this back up and dreaming of Spring.

Happy Birthday Jennifer!!!!!

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

January 24, 2010
2:17 PM

Post #7491077

Looks like a beautiful Spring day here this morning!!! We had a terrible thunderstorm and lots and lots of rain last night but woke up to bright sunshine and warm weather. But think it is supposed to turn colder tonight and be colder the rest of the week. Looking forward to Jeri's.

jeri11

jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

January 25, 2010
3:41 AM

Post #7493547

Didn't take my own advise and went outside and could just cry!!! OMG!!! I'm sure am praying stuff comes back from the roots!!!!
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

January 25, 2010
12:22 PM

Post #7494329

Me, too, Jeri! It was nice here yesterday morning so I took advantage of it and worked outside for a while. Everything here is wet, wet, wet, and mushy--including the plants. :o(( I hope they don't get root rot! However, the sedums seem to be doing great and I noticed that there are some green leaves coming out on the Hot Lips salvia. Amazing, considering the time of year it is. Now I just hope that we don't have a hard freeze to kill off all that tender vegetation.
yardbird
Maben, MS
(Zone 7b)

January 25, 2010
11:31 PM

Post #7496555

I'm so ready for spring to get here, I'm tired of cold wet weather and we are going down in the teens again later this wk.

Ruth

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

January 25, 2010
11:39 PM

Post #7496582

Me too Ruth--more hibernating for us !

jeri11

jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

January 26, 2010
1:20 AM

Post #7496853

We're getting down to the 30's. It doesn't matter to me. If it's colder than 50 I'm not going out in it!!!!
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

January 26, 2010
3:29 AM

Post #7497230

We are supposed to have a possibility of some frozen precipitation on Friday :o((
If I don't stop hibernating soon, I am going to be as fat as a bear! Unlike bears, when I am stuck inside, I make my way to the pantry or the fridge too many times a day!
cando1
Ozone, AR
(Zone 6a)

January 26, 2010
6:39 AM

Post #7497774

Hi, Don't know if anyone remembers me. I've made plans to come to two reunions and both times had to postpone plans. So this time, I'm not coming! Nope,I'm not coming! However what if i should just show up? Just If,mind you! Just If?
Anyone mind if i just kinda lurk around? LOL
Vickie

jeri11

jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

January 26, 2010
11:38 AM

Post #7497944

You know Vickie the third time is a charm!!! Of course, you are welcome to lurk if you want to...but, joining in the mania would be sooo much more fun!!!!

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

January 26, 2010
3:07 PM

Post #7498422

Jeri the cocoa tree you gave me is still living!!! All the old leaves fell off and it is trying to put out new leaves but they just want come on out!!! So been doing some research on how to grow. I decided to put a clear plastic bag over the pot to create some humidity. Hope that helps!!! Really want to keep it alive and get it to growing!!

jeri11

jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

January 26, 2010
3:31 PM

Post #7498511

Good going Charlotte!! Mine are in the covered area by Mary's and that entire area got way too cold. I'm not sure if anything will come back or not. I'm just sick over it!!!! I believe I have lost things that I have had for years. But I'm waiting to see green start to pop on anything.

marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

January 26, 2010
3:36 PM

Post #7498529

Mary: Jeri is correct when she says "join in the mania". LOL This is a crazy bunch and there is a laugh a minute when we all get together! It's great fun!

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

January 26, 2010
3:39 PM

Post #7498543

I have some stuff in my little mini greenhouses that don't look good at all. They got too cold too. Some I know is gone. My big pencil plant looks OK on the top but there are a lot of branches that are black! Not sure what will happen.
crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

January 26, 2010
3:47 PM

Post #7498578

I've got black spot on some of the plants I'm keeping in the garage, thought that was kinda weird, they looked fine before they went in. My problem is I forgot to water my plants that are in the garage!! Stowed them away and I guess I thought everything would go dormant, even though it never freezes in the garage! Dang! Hopefully they will come back.

froggies_girl

froggies_girl
Ocean Springs, MS

January 29, 2010
7:10 PM

Post #7509315

I look forward to the round-up this year, Jeri! The only thing is that I may have lots of plants to just "give away." The children and I will be moving to a rental house in June. Don't know how much outside gardening I will be able to do once I move. I'm digging my most precious plants and taking them to my sister's yard. I know I still want to attract hummers and butterflies, so will try to do that with hanging baskets and large planters. Can grow some of my roses on trellises in big pots, but once again, since I don't yet have a rental house, I won't know until later.
In the meantime, I'll start making a list of things I'll have.
love, julie
gardener2005
Baton Rouge area, LA
(Zone 8b)

January 29, 2010
7:47 PM

Post #7509427

Julie,I`m looking forward to seeing you again. Karen
crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 13, 2010
4:03 PM

Post #7556135

Dave just told me that if he doesn't have a job we will be coming!!
Wooo Hoooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!

jeri11

jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

February 15, 2010
2:28 PM

Post #7560641

Crissyr I'm glad that you & Dave are gonna be able to make it to the RU. I hope that Dave finds a job and can just schedule that time off for the RU.








crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 15, 2010
3:18 PM

Post #7560765

I can schedule it, if he gets a job he more than likely won't be able to, but you never know!! I'm just hoping he doesn't change his mind, he changes his mind when the wind changes directions LOL
gen2026
Camden, AR

February 16, 2010
4:50 PM

Post #7564049

Wow - glad I double checked the date... I just about scheduled something else that weekend!! Thank goodness I have not committed yet... don't want to miss this get together - been waiting since last Spring!

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

February 21, 2010
3:42 PM

Post #7576769

Jeff has still not committed to joining me on this trip. I probably will not come if he does not join me. I want to stop at a few of the casinos that I heard about at the Fall RU in AR...and stop at a few other nurseries. This would most likely be a 3-4 day trip. I will let you know when I know ;o)

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

February 21, 2010
3:45 PM

Post #7576775

Well, now how can we bribe Jeff to come ???? I need to think on this a while !!
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 21, 2010
4:12 PM

Post #7576824

LOL I have already reminded him of all the wonderful food that we bring to RUs...he agreed but that was it ;o) I got him to Terrye's by promising a 4-wheeler ride, which he really enjoyed. If we can just come up with something that good again. However, he has already said he does not want to lug the 4-wheeler to LA :o(

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

February 21, 2010
4:19 PM

Post #7576837

Has he ever had the Voodoo ??? That alone makes it worth the trip
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 21, 2010
4:45 PM

Post #7576895

LOL I don't think so...

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

February 21, 2010
5:18 PM

Post #7576961

How about how much money you will save by going to Forest Hills??? That should work

jeri11

jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

February 22, 2010
3:50 PM

Post #7578879

Hey Kim we have 4 wheelers. They are sissy colors like red and yellow. He can ride them. We have a bull next door that I have watched grow up from a baby that loves to chase especially the red one if he needs added excitement. LOL!!!!

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 22, 2010
3:59 PM

Post #7578899

Now that would be a site to see!!!!!!!!
crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 22, 2010
6:22 PM

Post #7579254

LOL!!!!!!!!
beck5711
(Becky) Colmesneil, TX
(Zone 8b)

February 23, 2010
5:19 AM

Post #7580795

LOL.. yes.. I'd like to see that too!!
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 23, 2010
1:46 PM

Post #7581151

LOL I will have to tell him...
crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 23, 2010
4:59 PM

Post #7581592

Kim says, "Jeff, you really need to come with me, they have this red 4-wheeler..." :-p

jeri11

jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

February 24, 2010
1:24 AM

Post #7582911

Tell Jeff the red one is a TRX250EX8 and the yellow one(mine) is a TRX420TE8. I'm sure he could manage to get into enough trouble with one of those for just a few days. If he likes to hunt I'll introduce him to Charles(my cousin that lives next door).
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 24, 2010
1:44 AM

Post #7582965

OH MY...After I tell him all of the fun he could have, he may move in with y'all ;o))

jeri11

jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

February 24, 2010
1:19 PM

Post #7583819

LOL!!! I do tend to have that problem!!!!

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

February 24, 2010
1:33 PM

Post #7583842

Jeri will never even know he is there !!! Unless he locks himself out and has to ring the door bell !!

jeri11

jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

February 24, 2010
1:45 PM

Post #7583873

LOL!!! You know me too well, Sandra!!!!

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

February 24, 2010
2:56 PM

Post #7584054

Yep !!!!
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 24, 2010
4:40 PM

Post #7584299

LOL He is really good at locking himself out! Plus, he can eat anything and everything...and does! You will think you have rats!...hmmm...you know...he is kind of a rat ;o))
gardener2005
Baton Rouge area, LA
(Zone 8b)

February 26, 2010
12:11 AM

Post #7587936

Hi ya`ll! I can`t miss this RU. I hope we have pretty weather soon! I haaaaatttte this weather. It is wet,cold,nasty and getting muddy.I need mud boots to take a walk. Hurry up spring!


Karen

jeri11

jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

February 26, 2010
12:36 PM

Post #7588830

I'm ready to Karen!!! I've had enough of the inside!!!! I saw yesterday that my clematis is starting to sprout out new leaves. By Cortana Mall the purple magnolias in the alee are in full bloom. I'll try to get by there and get a picture. It is a breath-taking sight.
gardener2005
Baton Rouge area, LA
(Zone 8b)

February 27, 2010
12:40 AM

Post #7590431

I should go see. That sounds beautiful. Karen

jeri11

jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

February 27, 2010
1:09 AM

Post #7590498

It is!!!
gen2026
Camden, AR

March 5, 2010
6:58 AM

Post #7606075

Oh there is HOPE for Spring because things are starting to bloom at Jeri's ... we will be a few weeks behind but at least it is ON THE WAY !! :-) yea...



Edited to say: PLEASE add pictures... it is so dull and drab here but THANKFULLY at least the SUN is shining!!

This message was edited Mar 5, 2010 8:59 AM
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

March 5, 2010
8:33 AM

Post #7606309

We are supposed to make it up into the high 60's by Sunday! Woohoo!!!

froggies_girl

froggies_girl
Ocean Springs, MS

March 5, 2010
9:48 AM

Post #7606454

I'm still planning to come on Saturday! Might be able to work things out to come on Friday, but not sure yet. love, julie

jeri11

jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

March 5, 2010
7:52 PM

Post #7607653

I'll have to get by and take a picture of that sight for Yall!!! Truly pretty!!!

I was truly disappointed today not to make it in the yard but had a few surprises crop up that prevented all of my plans for the day. Terrie came over after work tonight and we attacked this dirty house so I have the whole day tomorrow to may it in the yard. Sure hope I recoup some of my energy.

I can't wait for Yall to make it down for the RU. It won't be long now!!!


slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

March 5, 2010
7:53 PM

Post #7607655

I am excited too Jeri, I so need a buddy fix !!
beck5711
(Becky) Colmesneil, TX
(Zone 8b)

March 5, 2010
8:27 PM

Post #7607723

I am excited as well!! I need a "new" buddies fix!!

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

March 5, 2010
9:28 PM

Post #7607829

Well, just don't forget us old ones-LOL
beck5711
(Becky) Colmesneil, TX
(Zone 8b)

March 5, 2010
10:57 PM

Post #7607952

LOL.. you'll always be my new buddy.. always!!!... NITE!

jeri11

jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

March 6, 2010
6:18 AM

Post #7608236

I really don't have anything to give away that I know of yet so we will wait until April to start the swap thread for the RU.

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 6, 2010
6:42 AM

Post #7608276

Sounds good! Most of us don't know what we have right now. I do have several clumps of monkey grass I just dug up .I'm going to put them in pots as someone might want them.
busybee
Kentwood, LA
(Zone 8b)

March 6, 2010
7:42 AM

Post #7608380

I have some Bluebird Althea started for the replacements that
mysterously dissapeared at Kims. All of the rain almost drowned them.
Mary D.

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 6, 2010
7:57 AM

Post #7608413

Mary my Bluebird Althea made it through the winter. I so excited!
busybee
Kentwood, LA
(Zone 8b)

March 6, 2010
8:05 AM

Post #7608428

Thats great! Charlott,
I sure hope others made it too.
M
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

March 6, 2010
12:48 PM

Post #7608878

I have a bluebird althea, too, but I thought Ruth gave it to me--maybe it was you, Mary. I'm not sure if it has made it through the winter. There aren't any green leaves on it yet but it is still early. Hope it makes it.

Charlotte, the azaleas you gave me are looking good. I wanted to ask you about that fern--I think it is a sword fern or something like that--you said it was hardy but it has turned brown and looks dead. Will it come back from the roots?

The butterfly bushes which Kathy Ann gave me are looking good and have green leaves on them.

Several of my plants are putting out green leaves: the Blue Fortune Agastache, Red Fox Veronica, the red gaillardia which Sandra gave me, the bee balms and some others. I sure hope we don't have a late frost like we did in April, 2008. All the plants were coming out and some were even getting ready to bloom then, BAM--they all were nipped in the bud and had to start over. :o((

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 6, 2010
2:32 PM

Post #7609066

Marilyn the foliage on the fern dies back in the winter, but it will come back from the roots. It's pretty hardy so it should come back. It's too early for it to be coming out now. My bluebird althea doesn't have any leaves on it but the the plant itself is green so I know it is going to make it. I'm seeing some stuff starting to come up also.
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

March 7, 2010
6:48 AM

Post #7610422

I went back outside yesterday afternoon and checked the label on the bluebird althea. It was from Mary(busybee) and not from Ruth. I am just leaving the fern as is and will wait till later to see if it puts out green leaves. We still have several weeks to go before things really start coming out. The forsythia that Debra gave me is putting out buds and hopefully will be blooming soon. I have crocus coming up but they aren't blooming yet, nor are the daffodils. Everything seems to be a little bit later this year--must be because of the colder winter we have had.

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 7, 2010
6:59 AM

Post #7610435

Marilyn none of my fern is putting out any fronds. I don't see any green. It will be several weeks or more before they green up. I did some work in the yard yesterday and pulled a lot of the pine needles off the flower bed and discovered my toad lily is coming up and lots of other stuff breaking through the ground. I have a lot of stuff that want come up until late April.
shirleyt
Pearl River, LA

March 23, 2010
7:56 AM

Post #7650113

Hi Jeri and everyone. I just wanted to say Spring has definitely sprung. A sure sign of Spring here besides the tractors humming, and the early flowers are the Motor cycle riders that have their Spring ride through here every year. About 300 bikers went through Sunday soooo it is official Spring has sprung. Hope you guys have a great time at your RU. In the mean time here is a colorful pic of Spring around here for you. shirleyt

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jeri11

jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

March 23, 2010
11:38 AM

Post #7650615

Shirley spring has really arrived to your area. We're getting there but you are ahead of us I believe. How have you been? I haven't seen you around lately!!!
shirleyt
Pearl River, LA

March 23, 2010
2:46 PM

Post #7650923

Jeri things were rough around here. We lost my husband, everybody's Paw Paw, in October. I have a lot of alone time now. Cannot wait until I can get the coleus going. I think I lost my confederate roses this time. We are borderline for them. I am sure I have lost some things I have had for years. They were just too heavy for me to move. I am not as strong as I used to be. Post us a great garden tour when thinks are at peak. I love to tour your space. I caught the post you did of the beginnings of your garden and ck back to see how it is doing every season. I have been looking at your vacation pics again. What a trip. Fun Fun Fun. Have a great season. shirleyt

jeri11

jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

March 24, 2010
6:15 AM

Post #7652204

Shirley I am so sorry to hear about your DH!!!! I know he fought a long and valiant fight. Are you doing better now? Time allows adjustment to the scar that you now bear from your loss. It will never go away but it will become less painful.

Yes, Lilylove(Kim) has seriously brought up old memories by reviving that old thread. I would love to go back but DH made me throw our luggage away after the return from that trip. He said if we couldn't go in our motorhome we couldn't go. The wheels actually fell off most of the new samsonite luggage and Jim ended up dragging it without them.

Yes I'm trying to get things shaped up for the RU. Good reason to straighten things up. LOL!!!
fleursdefouquet
Ferndale, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 21, 2010
5:02 AM

Post #7723407

Hi gang! How's everyone doing? Sounds like you're all excited about the RU.

We have a new member interested in attending a RU. (I dmailed her an invitation last year) Not sure she wants to travel to LA but I've encouraged her to drop in and say hello. Her name is pinkspoonbill (Cathy) and she lives here in Little Rock. Since I'm not as active on DG as I used to be I encouraged her to contact Charlotte, Kim, Marilyn, or Kathy since you are in the area and ALWAYS know what's going on! She doesn't see her DG messages very often - I will dmail you her direct email address if anyone wants it.

Have fun in LA - eat something yummy for me.

Debra

jeri11

jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

April 21, 2010
5:20 AM

Post #7723450

Hi Debra!!! Please send me her email address or just tell her to come. The more the merrier!!!

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 21, 2010
5:46 AM

Post #7723524

Hi Debra! Yes send me her email address and I will welcome her also.
gen2026
Camden, AR

April 21, 2010
6:24 AM

Post #7723638

Debra - are you not planning on coming to Jeri's ??? We will sure miss you!

Hope that Cathy is interested in joining us.

Genna
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

April 21, 2010
9:45 AM

Post #7724182

Shirley, I can certainly empathize with you about the loss of your DH because my DH went home to be with the Lord in Nov., 2008. You will get through this but it sure helps to have family and friends you can count on. I don't know what I would have done without the loving support of my family and friends nearby and even the wonderful way those here on DG supported me and are still supporting me. My internet friends here on DG are great!

Hi, Debra! Good to see you posting. Just thought I would let you know that those two clematis you gave me at the RU last fall are doing great. One of them even has two blooms on it already! Here's a pic for you. Do you have the name of this one?

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fleursdefouquet
Ferndale, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 21, 2010
5:09 PM

Post #7725378

Gosh, Marilyn ... most of my clematis are either dark purple or pink/white combo. That one looks like a pale purple? I'll have to see if I can find the tag for you. Your lavenders are putting out little green leaves. I guess they did survive but it may take them a while to fully recover from the bushwhacking I gave them.

Sending Cathy's email to those who requested it ...

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