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RU at Jeri's - May 14- 15, 2010

Central, LA(Zone 8b)

Anyone interested in RU chatter? Maybe the planing will warm us up!!!

(Becky) Colmesneil, TX(Zone 8b)

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!

Isabella, MO(Zone 6b)

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!

Central, LA(Zone 8b)

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.

Hammond, LA(Zone 8b)

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!

Fayetteville, AR(Zone 7b)

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!

Central, LA(Zone 8b)

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!!!!

Baton Rouge area, LA(Zone 8b)

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

Little Rock, AR(Zone 7b)

Jeri what are the dates again? I hope I will be able to make it!

(Becky) Colmesneil, TX(Zone 8b)

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

Slidell, LA(Zone 8b)

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.

Central, LA(Zone 8b)

LOL!!! I finally have poppies popping up!! I usually weed them out but I have these marked so maybe that won't happen.

Isabella, MO(Zone 6b)

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!

Ripley, MS

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 !!!

Booneville, MS

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

Ripley, MS

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

Booneville, MS

LOL Right! But I have such a good time so that makes up for the pay!

Northeast, LA(Zone 8a)

I appreciate it too Terrye

Central, LA(Zone 8b)

It's warming up already with just the chatter!!!

Middleton, TN(Zone 7a)

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

Central, LA(Zone 8b)

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)!!!!

Middleton, TN(Zone 7a)

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

(Becky) Colmesneil, TX(Zone 8b)

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

Isabella, MO(Zone 6b)

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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Isabella, MO(Zone 6b)

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))

North Little Rock, AR(Zone 7b)

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

Ripley, MS

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 !!

Isabella, MO(Zone 6b)

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!

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Ripley, MS

Please remember your plant poor friends when that happens Marilyn-we need, we need, we need, MORE plants !!

(Becky) Colmesneil, TX(Zone 8b)

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

Baton Rouge area, LA(Zone 8b)

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

Ripley, MS

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

Little Rock, AR(Zone 7b)

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.

(Becky) Colmesneil, TX(Zone 8b)

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

Ripley, MS

I don't think we will have to worry too much about cold in May in LA--chilly maybe, but not cold-I hope

Fayetteville, AR(Zone 7b)

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...

Northeast, LA(Zone 8a)

Just bumping this back up and dreaming of Spring.

Happy Birthday Jennifer!!!!!

Little Rock, AR(Zone 7b)

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.

Central, LA(Zone 8b)

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!!!!

Isabella, MO(Zone 6b)

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.

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