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Mid-South Gardening: Who's Going To Rita's this year?

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kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 19, 2010
4:57 PM

Post #7571819

It's that time of year again. We need to start planning this trip.

Kim & I want to go the last week end in April.

What do you guys think about that date?

We always have such a grand time when we go here.


Ok, here's a list of who's coming Saturday 24th so far. I have ? by a couple of them, cause i'm not possitive if their coming or not

This is Saturday's list.

kathy_ann
Duckmother (kim)
Sandra
Judy (sandra's friend)
Terrye
marilyn
Bonnie
Kenny
Ruth & Lamar
Terry Lea
Melody
Charlotte
Sarah (charlottes friend)
Loretta Dawson (lorettad)
Sharon & Max Yearwood
Riverland (cindy) ?
Genna ?


Those coming friday
me
Kim
Sandra
Terrye
Ruth & Lamar
Bonnie
Kenny
Sharron & max
Cindy


This message was edited Mar 20, 2010 9:28 AM

This message was edited Mar 30, 2010 3:30 PM
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 19, 2010
5:01 PM

Post #7571832

OH BOY!!!!! I am so excited...maybe, this year we will take Nugrape and a b-day cake ;o)) Y'all will help me celebrate again this year, I hope...
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 19, 2010
5:28 PM

Post #7571904

LOL, speaking of nu grape, Don't forget to pick me up a couple l2 packs of them for tomorrow. hope I didn't remind you too late.
Darren said he wanted them. their not for me. just him :))
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 19, 2010
5:38 PM

Post #7571928

Yikes...I better get dressed and go to the store ;o)) They are not on sale this week...they are around 4.50 a 12 pack. Do you still want 2?

This message was edited Feb 19, 2010 11:39 AM
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 19, 2010
5:39 PM

Post #7571933

LOL.


I thought we could pick from these two dates see what everybody thinks

last Sat in April is the 24th
or we could go May 1st that's the first sat in May.

What do you guys think?
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 19, 2010
5:42 PM

Post #7571939

As long as you are driving...whenever you say ;o))

So, yes, you still want them at 4.50 per 12 pack?

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 19, 2010
6:01 PM

Post #7571997

Marilyn and I were planning on going up just for the day. I can go on the 24th but I can't on May 1. I'm involved in the Little Rock Spring Garden Tour and it is being held May 1 and 2. I'm in charge of box lunches for May 1.
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 19, 2010
6:04 PM

Post #7572008

KA----ANSWER YOUR PHONE! ;o)

Never mind...I will buy them and if you don't want them...I will keep them until we got to Rita's. lol

This message was edited Feb 19, 2010 12:12 PM
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 19, 2010
6:51 PM

Post #7572135

My bad!!! Left the phone in the sewing room, was in the kitchen.

I'm for April 24th also

Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


February 19, 2010
6:55 PM

Post #7572146

24th works for me, too ;o)
lorettad
Batesville, AR
(Zone 7a)

February 19, 2010
7:17 PM

Post #7572170

I want to go this year. Charlotte could I ride with you and Marilyn, if
there be room in your vehicle? I want to go just for the day, also.

Thanks Loretta
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 19, 2010
9:13 PM

Post #7572398

Kim I'm not possitive I can spend the night down there like last year. it may just have to be a one day thing for me also. would this create a problem wtih you? would you be able to go just for the day too? we can still take my car and just come back that night.

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 19, 2010
9:14 PM

Post #7572400

Loretta, I'm taking my truck and it will hold 4 so we will have room. It is an extended cab and the back has a cover on it so our plants will be protected.
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 19, 2010
9:15 PM

Post #7572401

That is okay, KA. I am not good at one day events, so I will just bow out of this trip. No worries, maybe next time.

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


February 19, 2010
9:26 PM

Post #7572437

The Paducah Quilt show is the 21st through the 24th, but if Terry can do without me during the week, I can come on the 24th as well. (I did it that way last year as well)
Elena
Middle, TN
(Zone 6b)

February 19, 2010
9:32 PM

Post #7572447

Hey Melody, what direction do you go and do you make the trip by yourself or will Lisa be with you?

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


February 19, 2010
9:36 PM

Post #7572457

We go down 641 through Murray and Paris...country roads. Lisa went with me last year. It is roughly 2 hours, door to door, on 2 lane roads.

We had a ball!
Elena
Middle, TN
(Zone 6b)

February 19, 2010
9:54 PM

Post #7572498

How long would it take us, do you think and which way would it be smarter for us to travel if we should go?
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 19, 2010
9:54 PM

Post #7572499

Don't bow out. Let me do some convincing here on my end. and see if he'll let me stay the night. I'll get with you and let you know.

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


February 19, 2010
9:57 PM

Post #7572504

I'd take 40 from Nashville Ellen. It is a straight shot and the roads are good.

Al would have an idea on the time, but I'd hesitate to guess for you.
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 19, 2010
9:59 PM

Post #7572508

Okay, I will not make a complete bow...maybe just curtsey ;o)
Elena
Middle, TN
(Zone 6b)

February 19, 2010
10:06 PM

Post #7572521

Melody, he says it will be a good three hour drive if he is figuring it right. Is Terry going and Ruth and Lamar? How about Riverland?
crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 19, 2010
10:27 PM

Post #7572550

I say we talk about it tomorrow at Marilyn's. I would love to go and spend the night if you want to Kim and if you don't want to stay the night KA. So I really need ya'll to talk it up tomorrow!! LOL!! Also talk up Jeri's and the garden tour and everything else that has to do with gardening! Remember ya'll, Dave is a gardener and does like this stuff.
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 19, 2010
10:41 PM

Post #7572583

I've talked to Danny, and it's a go for me to spend the night with kim there in jackson
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 19, 2010
11:34 PM

Post #7572698

Wooo Hooo...Now, I don't have to sleep between Crissy and Dave! PMSL I am certain they will be glad ;o)
crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 20, 2010
2:00 AM

Post #7572990

LOL Kim, that's hilarious!! I'm so glad you get to do that KA! I haven't mentioned it to Dave, he forgot about the lunch from last night and tonight! He wants to keep working on the garden but he's so tired he can't hardly move. I told him he was going because he's going to hurt himself if he doesn't take some time away from it.

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Elena
Middle, TN
(Zone 6b)

February 20, 2010
2:08 AM

Post #7573014

Melody, I just noticed that Adrian graduates the 12th of May (Can you believe that already?) which is just a little more than 2 wks from the date you guys are planning the gathering.

Edited to say that I will be going to Houston to see my sister Gail (her cancer is back) that month also since she doesn't have to teach some of that time. I haven't seen her since the last time she met us in Mt. View so I guess that will take the place of us heading to meet you guys. What a pity everything happens in May. Darn!

This message was edited Feb 20, 2010 6:48 AM
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 20, 2010
3:10 AM

Post #7573161

garden is looking good crissy
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

February 20, 2010
11:32 PM

Post #7575188

Well, count me in for the trip to Rita's! I didn't go last year year but I did go in 2008 and it was a blast!
Riverland
Northeast, LA
(Zone 8a)

February 21, 2010
3:56 AM

Post #7575847

I'm still thinking.
tryliv
Booneville, MS

February 22, 2010
1:35 PM

Post #7578516

I'll definitely be there.

Sandra, are you planning on going? You know I need my guide! lol

Terrye

This message was edited Feb 22, 2010 12:45 PM

Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


February 22, 2010
3:08 PM

Post #7578762

I've reserved April 24th on my calendar - it's a red-letter day for me every year ;o)
crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 22, 2010
3:10 PM

Post #7578774

I'm out, our spring conference is on the 22nd and 23rd, as always :(
gen2026
Camden, AR

February 22, 2010
3:30 PM

Post #7578817

I am thinking about it too... not sure I am game for that long a turn around trip!

Genna
crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 22, 2010
4:03 PM

Post #7578906

We have to work without hardly any sleep on those days, we start at 8am on the 22nd and don't stop until 5pm on the 23rd. They're really fun to work but by the time 5pm on Friday comes we are all wiped out and ready for bed, and it's not safe to drive when you're that tired.
savagegardener
Middleton, TN
(Zone 7a)

February 22, 2010
4:35 PM

Post #7578992

You know me and max will be there ...although I can not promise that it will be my first trip there this spring ; )

sharon

Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


February 22, 2010
4:37 PM

Post #7578997

[quote="savagegardener"]You know me and max will be there ...although I can not promise that it will be my first trip there this spring ; )

sharon[/quote]

So if you do a raid and buy out the place before we all get there, you're gonna have to answer to all of us ;o)

Just kidding...but I think we do a pretty good number on Rita's inventory the Saturday we descend on her!

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 22, 2010
4:44 PM

Post #7579017

Can't wait to get to Rita's!!!! Never been before and it sure sounds like my kind of place!!!! Saving my $$$$$'s for the trip!
savagegardener
Middleton, TN
(Zone 7a)

February 22, 2010
4:44 PM

Post #7579018

LOL!!! I know that's right !!!!


Can 't help it ..I live only 45 minutes from Jackson, so I am frequently in town anyway ..Once spring sets in ..I know I will not be able to resist a little foray out Highway 70 to Ritas place
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 22, 2010
5:04 PM

Post #7579078

Sharon, you better leave me some of those plants to buy, cause I'm already saving my money LOL.

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

February 22, 2010
11:04 PM

Post #7580057

YES YES
--I was waiting on Terrye to say if she could go, Cindy might come up and go with us.
It is all still in the planning stage now, but I sure want to go, I was just waiting to see what Terrye said, she is such a good driver--LOL
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

February 22, 2010
11:33 PM

Post #7580104

It's nice to have your own personal chauffeur!! (Now I need that little thumbs up smiley guy!!)

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

February 22, 2010
11:37 PM

Post #7580117

Oh very very nice--lol--Terrye has something I have never had--a sense of direction, she can look at the directions to go somewhere once and make a zillion turns and still get there without looking again !!! I can get confused in a cardboard box about which way is up. I can look when the sun is shining and know North from South, but that is about it
obbirds
Olive Branch, MS

February 22, 2010
11:51 PM

Post #7580167

As of now I am in.

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

February 23, 2010
12:03 AM

Post #7580199

What about your friend Bonnie??? think she might join us??
obbirds
Olive Branch, MS

February 23, 2010
12:06 AM

Post #7580213

I'm sure if she does not have something going on she will. I can't keep up with her sometimes.

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

February 23, 2010
12:18 AM

Post #7580245

She sure stays busy, doesn't she--I guess her semi retirement isn't going too well yet-LOL--you would think if we talk about her enough she just might show up to defend herself
obbirds
Olive Branch, MS

February 23, 2010
12:25 AM

Post #7580260

I hate to see how busy she will be when she does retire. We usually leave work at the same time so we play catch up on our drives home a few days a week.
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 23, 2010
1:45 PM

Post #7581147

I hope you join us, Kenny!

Does anyone know of a good hotel close to Rita's? I cannot remember were we stayed last year.

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

February 23, 2010
1:48 PM

Post #7581157

I don't remember where you stayed, but I remember they got your room messed up and you got the royal treatment because it was messed up .
Ruth and Lamar stayed overnight, maybe she can remember where they stayed.
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 23, 2010
1:51 PM

Post #7581162

Actually, they sent us to another hotel. But, yes, they were both very kind to us. Oh Ruthie???? I need some queenly advice...
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

February 23, 2010
2:16 PM

Post #7581207

Ok you guys - my ears were burning. lol
You know I am in as long as I don't have any DGkids birthdays that day. I think we may do the Friday run too in the Memphis area if anyone is interested. Planning on doing Dabney's and maybe Goodwins that day. Dinner - friday nite somewhere close to the highway to Jackson.

Ruthie ---- pay attention here ---- we are doing a Friday, nursery run in Memphis !!!!!!!!!!--- and of course you are invited too, along with anyone else that plans on doing a 2 day trip that weekend.

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

February 23, 2010
2:52 PM

Post #7581293

Where is our Queen ????????
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 23, 2010
7:06 PM

Post #7581899

I haven't seen Ruth in a while. I hope she's ok I was hoping for Dabneys and goodwins. I like both places.
ButterflyChaser
Northeast, AR
(Zone 7a)

February 23, 2010
7:15 PM

Post #7581927

Oh now, y'all are talking! I might join you on Fri for Dabney's. Dabney's and Touliattos are my favorites.

When is the plant sale at Memphis Botanical Gardens? Is it that weekend?

NancyAnn
tryliv
Booneville, MS

February 23, 2010
9:02 PM

Post #7582166

Bonnie, is Goodwin's the one we went to when we went to "The Dip"?
We hit so many that day I can't remember.

Friday sounds great to me though I may have to beg, borrow and steal to get off that day... Leadership meetings (*&&*^%&^%) lol. It fell on the same day last year, but I am taking off all day this time.
Sandra, are you up for two days?

Ruth, we all saw the invitation this time so you get to come be with us! lol

Terrye
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

February 23, 2010
9:06 PM

Post #7582176

LOL - Terrye
no - Goodwins is the one in the middle of Germantown - like you are going down a subdivision street and there is a quaint little nursery at the end of the street.

The one you are thinking about was when we went to Homesteads and went to that one . Thought about doing that too, but with Kim & KA not getting into town until about noon, we won't have time to do all that.
ButterflyChaser
Northeast, AR
(Zone 7a)

February 23, 2010
9:27 PM

Post #7582210

Goodwins had a peacock there when Kathyann and I went one time. It preened out its tail feathers in a beautiful display.
obbirds
Olive Branch, MS

February 23, 2010
10:59 PM

Post #7582433

Sandra you are thinking of 4 Seasons. It is funny because we went to that big 4 Seasons in Jackson that did not have much and this little one here had everything. Don't have a pic of it, but here is one of The DIP LOL
Now I want a burger and onion rings.

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kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 23, 2010
11:01 PM

Post #7582467

yes, goodwinds had that peacock. and If I can get kim to meet me at 7:00 am we can be there around l0:00 what do you say kim? you'd have to leave yourhouse at 6:00 I know your not an early bird. I think we left later than that last year. it will have to be up to kim. on when we leave out friday. I'm an early bird, I can leave in the wee hours. it takes us 2 hrs to get to memphis, so what ever time it takes us to get from memphis to your house? i'm not quite sure of.

I'm going to borrow my DD's tom tom, If it gets me lost well, there's just not going to be any hope for me then.
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 24, 2010
1:19 AM

Post #7582894

How about 7:30 or 8:00? Since, Jeff (Did I ever tell y'all how Jeff got his name?) will be bringing me and he rarely gets up before 7:30...yada...yada...yada...but I may can swing him getting up at 6 or 6:30.
Riverland
Northeast, LA
(Zone 8a)

February 24, 2010
5:43 AM

Post #7583459

I'm planning to come too Looking forward to meeting all of the ones I haven't met before.
Elena
Middle, TN
(Zone 6b)

February 24, 2010
12:51 PM

Post #7583778

We still have it on the calendar. Fingers crossed here.
yardbird
Maben, MS
(Zone 7b)

February 24, 2010
5:03 PM

Post #7584352

I wrote a reply and forgot to hit send, we will be there!!!!!!! I feel like a Queen to get the invite to the Fri SHINDIG, I'm sure Kenny saw that I got an got it this yr. LOL

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


February 24, 2010
5:06 PM

Post #7584362

Tell Lamar that Keith is trying to work it around where he can join us...he misses you all...
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 24, 2010
5:12 PM

Post #7584381

We bow to you, our Queen...I am so glad y'all are joining us. Would not be the same without ya ;o)
Elena
Middle, TN
(Zone 6b)

February 24, 2010
5:13 PM

Post #7584386

WE MAY MAKE IT TOO. Can't stand it if my favorite folks are there and we have to stay home.
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 24, 2010
5:18 PM

Post #7584399

LOL I agree! I hope everyone is able to join in the fun!!

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

February 24, 2010
5:19 PM

Post #7584402

It is about time the Queen showed up and posted !!
Looks like a nice big gathering going to Ritas !!

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


February 24, 2010
5:20 PM

Post #7584406

Would ya'll like for me to sticky this?

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

February 24, 2010
5:21 PM

Post #7584409

Sure Melody--that would be great, I know Kathy Ann will approve

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


February 24, 2010
5:22 PM

Post #7584413

Done!
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 24, 2010
5:36 PM

Post #7584462

WEll, Kim and I will plan to leave SEarcy at 8:00 am friday morning. ok kim? it will take us 2 hrs to get to memphis, depending on how far memphis is from you Bonnie. we'll go where ever we have time to go on friday with you, Kim 's requested Dabneys, I don't care if we miss goodwinds I didn't know how close it was to dabneys. Definitely want to go to dabneys.

Just want to have fun with our garden friends. I feel specially privileged that I get to go with Kim and her hubby includes me on his bday present to his lovely wife. I guess I'm gonna have to make him some cinnamon rolls :0)

It's going to be so fun. Looks like a big crowd! I'm looking forward to it.

Has anybody brought this up to Rita yet?
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 24, 2010
5:37 PM

Post #7584467

I just sent a heads up to Rita about our trip

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


February 24, 2010
5:38 PM

Post #7584470

We might want to give her a head's up...we could wipe her out (which is a good thing)

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


February 24, 2010
5:38 PM

Post #7584471

good idea!
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 24, 2010
5:42 PM

Post #7584483

I sent her a message on FB with a link to here, told her the date too. so it won't be such a shock when she sees us all pull up LOL I wasn't sure of her garden name here

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


February 24, 2010
5:43 PM

Post #7584486

her user name is rr
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 24, 2010
5:45 PM

Post #7584494

Well, I never would have guessed LOL

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


February 24, 2010
5:56 PM

Post #7584511

:o)

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


February 25, 2010
2:06 PM

Post #7586567

Ok gang, we need to do something...

Let's leave some Go Gardening feedback for Rita and the other nurseries we visited last year.

Here's Randolph's
http://davesgarden.com/products/go/view/6/

If you'll tell me the names of the other nurseries, I'll be happy to look them up and get their links here for your convenience. Go Gardening is an important resource as well, and we can thank these nurseries for being such gracious hosts to our unruly mob by telling the world what fun we had. It will really help them when people are planning a trip to some nurseries.

Lisa and I stopped at this one on the way home and it was wonderful as well...very nice, with helpful folks.
http://davesgarden.com/products/go/view/20533/

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

February 25, 2010
3:13 PM

Post #7586695

I have already left mine--would you want me to do it again?
I surely would recommend her over and over again, Rita treats everyone so nice when they visit her, she is never too busy to answer your questions, and she is definitely a very busy lady !!

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


February 25, 2010
3:25 PM

Post #7586719

You can add to a previous year's comment, which is quite helpful because repeat customers are always a good sign of a great business. It will be logged with the date, so that readers can see that it was a separate visit.

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

February 25, 2010
3:32 PM

Post #7586733

Thanks Melody, I did not know we could do that--
Added to mine !!
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

February 25, 2010
3:34 PM

Post #7586741

good point - i will go back and update some of mine.

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


February 25, 2010
3:38 PM

Post #7586749

Yes, any place you've visited multiple times can be acknowledged. The system is designed to let you update any feedback. (You just cannot erase any, which is a safeguard for preventing abuse of the system)
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

February 25, 2010
4:05 PM

Post #7586828

I can't believe I have never left any feedback on Gardens Oyvey. This was good for me to do, thanks again Melody.

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


February 25, 2010
4:08 PM

Post #7586835

You can even upload pictures in Go Gardening. Just make sure if you have friends in the pictures, they know, and don't mind, as Go Gardening isn't private like the forums. But images of the grounds and plants are always a plus. (even a picture of their sign adds to the page)
Riverland
Northeast, LA
(Zone 8a)

February 25, 2010
4:21 PM

Post #7586878

Pictures of containers and her whimsical beds would be great. I had good pictures of the concrete class creations but lost those when the backup crashed.
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

February 25, 2010
4:24 PM

Post #7586884

Wolfgang already responded to my feedback for Gardens Oyvey - wow - that was quick. Nothing slow about him ;-)
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 25, 2010
11:15 PM

Post #7587835

Um. I'm confused here. I once left feedback for a nursery, and it got erased because I Mentioned in the feedback that I purchased from the nursery and not on line, I was told that the watch dog was strictly for when you buy on line. This is why I've never left feedback for Rita because You can't buy from her nursery on line.

Is this not true?

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


February 25, 2010
11:19 PM

Post #7587843

Go Gardening is for retail nurseries that you visit. Garden Watchdog is for mail order purchases. Rita has a page for both as she will sell her Rita's Gold fern by mail order.

Go Gardening and the Garden Watchdog are two different features. They are 'sisters', but one is for walk in traffic and the other is for mail order. Many vendors have listings in both, but if you've bought from them in person, use the Go Gardening page.

kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 26, 2010
12:31 AM

Post #7587998

I didn't realize that , thanks
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 1, 2010
3:22 PM

Post #7596775

Is anybody wanting to do any trading? if so maybe we could start another thread for that. I'm not sure where we'll do our trading at, as in the past, it's been kind of up in the air about when and where we have traded our plants, we didn't want to do any trading at Rita's nursery.

What do you guys think?

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

March 1, 2010
4:21 PM

Post #7596920

I think we just traded out there on the parking lot didn't we??
It is still to early for me to offer anything here yet, but if I have something you know of that you want, we will see if it comes back !
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 1, 2010
4:59 PM

Post #7596999

I really meant this for others. ( I am only looking for one or two special plants, and I will have to buy those) I'm saving my space for Rita's plants LOL

This message was edited Mar 1, 2010 11:05 AM

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

March 1, 2010
5:05 PM

Post #7597011

Oh yes, I know there will be some trading going on--when have we ever got together there wasn't--LOL
So what are you looking for Kathy Ann, that you said you would have to buy ?
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 1, 2010
5:08 PM

Post #7597017

I really would like to find the chocolate wings Rodgersia and maybe one or two other varieties. and I'm not searching but every time I go to Rita's I spend Lots of $$ on plants I can't seem to do without LOL

LIke that froho jasmine plant I bought there last year for l5.00 I think that froho is spelled wrong.

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

March 1, 2010
6:58 PM

Post #7597252

I had to look it up, now I want one too--pretty--LOL
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 1, 2010
8:33 PM

Post #7597523

LOL it is isn't it, price is pretty too LOL I've found it at 2 places but both places are out of it, but the year is just beginning. I got several in a trade last year including this one but all died on me before I could get them into the ground. :0(
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 1, 2010
8:34 PM

Post #7597526

You know I already asked Rita about this one, She said our humidity wouldn't like this plant, but you know me I have to try it anyways. specially since it's hardy in my zone

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

March 1, 2010
9:04 PM

Post #7597594

Well, yes I know you, but I know Rita too and she usually knows what she is talking about--LOL--so she does not recommend it for our heat and humidity

Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


March 1, 2010
11:27 PM

Post #7597906

I have adored Rodgersia ever since I read the description of it. I've tried seed - didn't work (even did the whole winter sowing thing to straitfy; no dice.

If you find any that are reasonably inexpensive, please let me know...I'd love to have one too!
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 2, 2010
12:41 AM

Post #7598083

I haven't found it any lower than l7.00 or l8.00 and that's at bigdipperfarm and their out right now. but i'm watching like a mad woman . they have several varieties of Rodgersia they are in stock of the other varieties though. I have ordered from bigdipper before and they take time to ship out, but mainly because they wait till everything is in stock when you order, sometimes even though it says it's in stock, it's not really there yet. Chocolate flower farm has it for l8.00 also but their out too. i'm still searching other sites.
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 8, 2010
9:58 AM

Post #7613158

Does anybody have any varieties of columbines? I have ruby port and want to add a few other varieties .

I also have a few other varieties I can trade.
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 8, 2010
2:29 PM

Post #7613838

The only ones that I have...you gave me ;o))
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 8, 2010
3:14 PM

Post #7613941

LOL, I was out side today looking over that huge table that has to be planted still and found 3 different varieties out there that I grew from seed last year, Who knew, a double yellow, and a winky blue and a green apple one. I guess I'm good to go on them I should have looked out there before I asked. I looked that table over really good today, had all kinds of stuff I didn't realize I had. Jeese. and we're going to buy more ! Aren't we gluttens LOL

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 8, 2010
3:22 PM

Post #7613961

Any body want any monkey grass. The clumping kind. I dug some of it up the other day as it had just gotten to be a bigger clumps than I wanted. Also have the kawanzo lilies growing in my compost pile.
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 8, 2010
3:50 PM

Post #7614024

Charlotte, I'll bring you one of those ricepaper plants if you want, I remember me telling you i'd bring you one. they have the huge leaves and love the shade.
obbirds
Olive Branch, MS

March 8, 2010
3:56 PM

Post #7614049

Kathy I have some seed off a yellow columbine. I need to send Sandra some, but may have a few left to send you.

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

March 8, 2010
4:25 PM

Post #7614113

Kenny, just give them to Kathy Ann, then when she gets more than she needs she will give me one-LOL !!
obbirds
Olive Branch, MS

March 8, 2010
4:45 PM

Post #7614162

Sounds good.

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 8, 2010
6:23 PM

Post #7614432

Kathy Ann I would love a rice paper plan!!
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 8, 2010
8:06 PM

Post #7614719

Ok Charlotte. Sandra, I see how you are, make me grow them out ha? LOL you are so bad!

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

March 9, 2010
5:46 AM

Post #7615358

Bad. Bad, Bad---you know I missed church for almost a month !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I went Sunday, so maybe I will be better in a few day, but for now-Yes, grow them for me-LOL
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 9, 2010
6:33 PM

Post #7617158

I am that bad even if I go to church every Sunday ;o))
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 19, 2010
6:31 AM

Post #7640398

Okay, I have started a list of hosta, coleus, ferns and EEs that I am looking for...OMG! We are going to be just as crowded in the car as we were last year. OH BOY! I can't wait ;o))
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

March 19, 2010
7:11 AM

Post #7640476

So, what time do you think you will be over here on Friday morning ? Would be great if we could make it to Homesteads too.
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

March 19, 2010
7:29 AM

Post #7640524

KA - can you start a list at the top in the 1st thread, so we know who all is coming on Friday and who is coming on Saturday ? That way we know who all to plan on making the runs with us on Friday. I have gotten confused.
Guess then we can start figuring where all we can meet up on Friday morning. I know you and Kim will be coming to my house, then we will be going south to meet everyone else. We will also need to figure out a time too, I guess to meet.
obbirds
Olive Branch, MS

March 19, 2010
3:09 PM

Post #7641363

Kim, let me know what ears you are looking for.
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 19, 2010
5:10 PM

Post #7641571

Yes Bonnie, late tonight I'll get that done, We just got back from our little rock run, will post pics later, but that chat thread is getting way too long for me.

Kim what time did you say you would meet me at Walmart? that friday? Kim's not the early bird so we'll leave the leave time up to her
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 19, 2010
6:40 PM

Post #7641798

I hope to be at Walmart in Searcy at 8:30 on Friday. Which will put us at Bonnie's between 10:30 and 11:00. We will be staying at the Days Inn, in Jackson. I am going to tell them that we will not arrive until late.

Kenny, I am not certain that many of my EEs survived in the ground due to the very cold days that we had. I have in the ground: illustris, black magic, pink china, red stem, miranda, black runner, black stem, cranberry, yellow splash, varigated wentii, macrorrhiza, lime zinger and big dipper. Some that I am looking for: black ruffles, chicago harlequin, nancy's revenge, tiger stripe (I may have one in a pot), a few alocasia and a couple xanthasoma but I will have to look up names. I can send you a list if you think you may have a couple that you can spare ;o)

kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 19, 2010
6:59 PM

Post #7641843

Ok, I have a list on the first post, of who all is coming so far, I have a ? by a few of the names, do you guys know if your coming yet

Cindy
Genna
Elena?

Who all is coming on Friday besides me and Kim? anybody else I know Ruth and Lamar are going to bonnie's on Friday right? anybody else?
We're planning on eating out Friday night and celebrating Kim's birthday just like we did last year. And going to be hitting a couple nurseries , (dabneys for sure) and maybe one other one if we have time to on Friday.

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

March 19, 2010
7:07 PM

Post #7641864

Cindy, Terrye and I are coming and Ruth and Lamar--Judy said she is coming, we will see, it will depend on how her back feels I am sure.
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 19, 2010
7:12 PM

Post #7641880

Do I have to ride the saddle again??? LOL

We would love to see Judy but we certainly understand about back troubles!!!

I cannot wait...seems like years not months since I have seen you!

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 19, 2010
7:17 PM

Post #7641890

I friend of mine Sarah is also coming with Marilyn, Loretta and myself. She is a MG and also is a member of Dave's but has never posted.
obbirds
Olive Branch, MS

March 19, 2010
7:49 PM

Post #7642038

Kim just dmail me a list. It will be several weeks before we can tell what made it. The power went off in the green house on the coldest night this past winter so some things look ruff.
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 19, 2010
7:52 PM

Post #7642048

Yikes! Okay, I will make a list and check it twice. Thanks, Santa Kenny ;o))
Elena
Middle, TN
(Zone 6b)

March 19, 2010
10:03 PM

Post #7642306

I am sorry to say we aren't going to make it but we hope that you all have a wonderful time.
savagegardener
Middleton, TN
(Zone 7a)

March 20, 2010
5:51 AM

Post #7642666

Max and I willl be there on Friday and Saturday...I can't wait !!!

sharon
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

March 20, 2010
6:13 AM

Post #7642706

Elena - we will miss you. Wish you could at least make it to the Saturday trip. There are a couple nurseries there that we visit.
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

March 20, 2010
6:24 AM

Post #7642729

Glad you and Max are coming Sharon ! Can't wait to see you both !
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 20, 2010
6:34 AM

Post #7642761

Ok, I've edited to add folks who are coming and those coming friday too.

Now Kim? What time are we leaving walmart on Friday morning?

Last year Bonnie, we got to your place around 11:00 I think Do you remember what time we got there last year?
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 20, 2010
6:34 AM

Post #7642765

and are we just going to meet at your house on Friday? noonish or meet somewhere else?
Elena
Middle, TN
(Zone 6b)

March 20, 2010
6:44 AM

Post #7642779

n2birds, Thank you for thinking of me. I will hate to miss the trip because I was looking forward to it. I almost never commit to anything until I find out what grandkids are doing that we need to attend. This time of year we are overwhelmed with stuff that we need to do just to be good parents and grandparents. Have fun for me too, ok?
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 20, 2010
7:31 AM

Post #7642864

Sorry, you cannot make it, Elena. We will take pictures.

KA, I plan to be in Searcy at 8:30. I believe a new day starts until 8:30. Are there earlier hours??? I don't think so...
Elena
Middle, TN
(Zone 6b)

March 20, 2010
7:32 AM

Post #7642865

Thanks. Please post them here if you don't mind. I will be watching for them.
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 20, 2010
7:39 AM

Post #7642876

Elena, You will be missed. I was looking forward to meeting someone new at Rita's. We'll have lots of pics to share.

Yes, Kim, the day starts at around6:30 am. Good ness, you sleep half your life away LOL. Ok, 8:30 we leave Walmart, we should still be at Bonnies, by no later than 11:00 or 11:15 with the way I drive. he he.

I'll have Tom with us to give us Directions, and he better do a good job or I'll throw him out the window.
Elena
Middle, TN
(Zone 6b)

March 20, 2010
7:43 AM

Post #7642885

Thanks Kathy Ann. I will miss being there. Boo hoo!

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

March 20, 2010
8:15 AM

Post #7642963

Kim, it is a good thing you don't ride with Terrye--she get up at 4am for everything !!!!
Of course I will be so excited to see everyone that I will be ready to get up too !
Cindy, Terrye and I, (maybe Judy) are going on to Jackson with you all to spend the night, Lamar is going to buy us all the free breakfast at the motel there !
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 20, 2010
8:41 AM

Post #7643008

Maybe I should Ride with Terrye he he .

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

March 20, 2010
11:12 AM

Post #7643283

Yep, you and her could 3 or 4 states away before Kim and I got up--LOL
I don't mind getting up early, when there is a reason too, but I sure hate to get up in the winter on all those cold days with nothing interesting to do !!
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

March 20, 2010
1:51 PM

Post #7643564

Doesn't that hotel/motel offer a free breakfast anyway? Hee, hee!

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

March 20, 2010
2:34 PM

Post #7643619

That is why Lamar is buying it for us-LOL
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

March 20, 2010
3:11 PM

Post #7643662

Yep! That's what I thought! Hee, hee!
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 20, 2010
3:13 PM

Post #7643665

There is a 4 a.m??? I thought there was only a 4 p.m! LOL I used to get up that early to go to work and I swore I would never do it again!
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

March 20, 2010
6:44 PM

Post #7644091

Ok - 11ish it is. :-( I was just hoping we could push it and go to Homestead too.
Sandra, Ruth, - we will just meet you guys at around 12:30 or so at Dabney's. Sharon - don't know which way would be better for you guys to come - all the way to my house or just meet us at Dabney's ?

Nancy Ann - I thought you were coming on Friday too. huh ?

and Molly - are you gonna try to come, at least on Saturday ? We'd love to meet you too.
savagegardener
Middleton, TN
(Zone 7a)

March 21, 2010
6:45 AM

Post #7644955

Hummm...It would be closer meeting at Dabneys, because we usually drive into Memphis through Hwy. 72 in Mississippi and come onto Nonconnah Parkway

I was really hoping to make it to Homestead , Too...last year was my first time there and I am itching to go back

sharon

Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


March 21, 2010
6:52 AM

Post #7644966

I'm planning to meet y'all at Rita's on Saturday ;o)
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 21, 2010
7:04 AM

Post #7644981

Is Dabneys so big that we cannot make it to another nursery or is Homestead too far or do they close early?
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 21, 2010
7:59 AM

Post #7645139

Their both huge nurseries, Homestead is acres and acres of nursery, and Dabneys is huge also. I don't think their that close to each other either. If we get there by 11:00 we'd only have time to hit a small nursery close by Dabneys before they all closed for the day.

WE'd have to leave Walmart (Kim) by no later than 7:00 in order to hit both dabneys and homestead in the same day, we'd have to haul l BUTT to memphis , maybe it would be best for me and you to meet Bonnie at Dabneys also? we'll wait to hear from bonnie on that. Specially if we leave here at 8:30 it might be easier and faster to meet her at dabneys. and go to her house after the nursery run
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 21, 2010
8:00 AM

Post #7645140

Not trying to change your mind kim , what ever time we leave is ok with me. LOL


kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 21, 2010
8:45 AM

Post #7645245

I just did mapquest from Dabneys to Homestead and it's a 40 minute ride between them.

obbirds
Olive Branch, MS

March 21, 2010
8:50 AM

Post #7645253

If ya'll met her at Dabney's you should be able to make Homestead also. Homestead is about a 45 minute drive into Mississippi from there. If you decide to go to her house you probably would not have enough time because she live so far out.
yardbird
Maben, MS
(Zone 7b)

March 21, 2010
8:55 AM

Post #7645268

We may not make it to Memphis on Fri, will just have to wait and see if this old body can stand 2 days of walking. We will come up and spend the night and go to Rita's Sat so will be there for Lamar to buy Sandra's breakfast!

Ruth









LOL

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

March 21, 2010
1:25 PM

Post #7645806

Ruth, you and me can sit in the car if we get tired. I may not be able to do all that walking either, we will find a seat if we get tired !
Riverland
Northeast, LA
(Zone 8a)

March 21, 2010
2:00 PM

Post #7645876

Ruth you know I have to sit often too so don't worry about sitting when you feel the need. I will sit with you. The main reason I am coming is to visit anyway. I miss you.

Can y'all believe it has snowed here all day. Thank goodness it is 41 degrees so it is not sticking.
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

March 21, 2010
2:06 PM

Post #7645890

SNOW??!! Way down there in Louisiana today? My daughter lives in NW Arkansas and they have at least 4-6 inches on the ground, maybe more, but it did not make it down here to my area, thank goodness! We have had rain most of the day and it is colder today but no snow.
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

March 21, 2010
2:43 PM

Post #7645963

Well, now I don't know what we should do. Maybe since Kim and KA aren't coming into town until mid-day, we could all go early to Homestead, then meet them at Dabney's around noonish ? Then go to maybe Quality, and Goodwins if we have time. Are we still planning on eating dinner out about the same place we did last year ? It is right there on I40 and would be easy for everyone to get on the highway and head straight out to Jackson. I don't know - somebody else chime in here. Maybe we should all make sure we pack a sack lunch so we won't waste time stopping to eat lunch and we could have a early dinner ? My mind is racing.

kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 21, 2010
2:53 PM

Post #7645991

I'm sure I speak for kim when I say we can meet you guys at Dabney at noonish, if we get there early, we'll just shop till we see you guys LOL

That may be a better idea if you guys want to go to homestead, neither one of us care if we go there, and we're not going to leave any earlier than we already have made arrangements for.

We are fine with meeting you guys at Dabneys.
tryliv
Booneville, MS

March 21, 2010
3:00 PM

Post #7646010

Boonie, that may be the easiest thing to do if everyone is wanting to go to Homestead. I imagine they open fairly early. We could meet there and then be back in Memphis by 11:00 to meet KA and Kim , eat lunch and then go on to the other nurseries. Like Sandra said I am an earlybird so leaving early doesn't bother me. Plus we don;t have as far to go so it wouldn't take up too long to get there. Maybe 1 1/2 hours.

terrye

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

March 21, 2010
3:08 PM

Post #7646026

I am all for whatever is decided !!! Suits me fine
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 21, 2010
3:48 PM

Post #7646126

That's what we'll do then, Kim & I will meet you guys at Dabneys when ever you guys get there. we'll probably be there buying up all the good stuff before you get there LOL
Riverland
Northeast, LA
(Zone 8a)

March 21, 2010
6:12 PM

Post #7646530

I'm riding so all sounds good to me.
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 21, 2010
6:27 PM

Post #7646571

I feel the same way, Cindy ;o)
tryliv
Booneville, MS

March 22, 2010
5:22 AM

Post #7647269

Y'all know I'm easy. So whatever everyone else wants to do is fine with me.
Terrye
crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 22, 2010
10:14 AM

Post #7647881

I wish I knew if I was going to be able to make it!!!!!! I won't know til the very last minute, I'm sure, Dave changes his mind when the wind changes directions! I've never been and would LOVE to see ya'll again, and meet Rita's!
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

March 22, 2010
10:27 AM

Post #7647900

Crissy - you know you are always welcome - even at the last minute.
yardbird
Maben, MS
(Zone 7b)

March 22, 2010
11:11 AM

Post #7647990

I want to visit with u guy more than I want to shop so will just have to wait and see a little later if we make to Memphis or not. I'm ready for a buddy day!!!!!

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

March 22, 2010
11:59 AM

Post #7648094

I am not interested in shopping much either Ruth, just friends time !
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

March 23, 2010
6:04 AM

Post #7649763

I just mainly want to see all you gardening buddies, too. After last Friday I don't need to spend any more money on plants because I am saving my money for the trip to Jeri's! :o)) Loretta D. and I will be riding over on Saturday with Charlotte and her friend from her Master Gardener group who wants to come along. Boy, is she in for a treat! I don't think she has any idea! LOL
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

March 23, 2010
10:40 AM

Post #7650500

Marilyn - do you think ya'll would want to stop by Gardens oyvey on the way back thru Memphis ? I'd be happy to lead you to their place. Ya'll can just think about it.
crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 23, 2010
7:26 PM

Post #7651579

Thanks Bonnie! How sweet! Yea, I'm going to have to talk him into going to Jeri's again also, more than likely he won't remember :)

My dad and his girlfriend are going to be visiting from tomorrow evening til sometime Sunday, so I won't be on much after they get here. I have a busy day tomorrow getting my car washed, I might go check on buying new tires, going grocery shopping, and cleaning up this office so Yvette can use the computer. We're going to have a really good time, I haven't seen my dad in about a 1 1/2 years, he lives in Joplin, MO. I can't wait!

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

March 24, 2010
5:11 AM

Post #7652079

Have fun with family, Crissy !
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

March 24, 2010
5:26 AM

Post #7652116

With all the running we will be doing on Friday, guess we won't have time to make it to my house, huh ? Oh well, More nursery running time.
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 24, 2010
6:08 AM

Post #7652188

What? Not be able to sneak through your flowerbeds and taking a cutting here and there (maybe even dig up a few things)? Not see the pond, water feature and all of the parasol trees? ;o) Oh yeah, and not see Paul's critters? Hmmm...I don't know if I can pass-up all of that! I will go anywhere that KA takes me!

Have fun, crissy!!

marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

March 25, 2010
5:41 PM

Post #7655958

Crissy, have a good time with your dad and his girlfriend this week-end!
Bonnie, I don't know about Gardens oyvey-- it is a long trip for us and we are doing it in one day so we might not have time to stop there. However, you will have to ask Charlotte--she is doing the driving. :o))
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 25, 2010
5:45 PM

Post #7655964

If KA wants to go...I do too ;o)
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 25, 2010
5:57 PM

Post #7655994

I'll drive where ever you want me to drive. as longas I'm not the leader ha! I would hate to have to find Oyvey's again. that place is in the boondocks.
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

March 25, 2010
6:13 PM

Post #7656046

It is really a straight-shot off the interstate. I'd hate for ya'll to all be so close, and miss the opportunity. Maybe we could just play it by ear. We will wait for Charlotte to chime in.

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 25, 2010
6:24 PM

Post #7656078

I'm game if we have time. Sounds like a really interesting place! What time do they close?
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

March 25, 2010
6:32 PM

Post #7656114

Not sure. But if we are coming, I can call them and they will probably let us come. I know they do their showers before sundown because they are on solar panels, so we'd need to make sure we were there before then. :-) However, I think typically - it is around 5:00. I really think you'd enjoy seeing their nursery Charlotte.
Riverland
Northeast, LA
(Zone 8a)

March 26, 2010
8:15 PM

Post #7659063

Amazing Gardens Oyvey is my all time favorite nursery and I have traveled to quite a few. If you get a chance it is a beautiful place. I saw it in the fall though.

Bonnie I have always wanted to see your place. Are you going to have any baby parasol trees? Mine did not make it through the flood I am afraid.
crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 28, 2010
12:50 PM

Post #7662423

I'm back, and they left at about noon today. I'm beat! All that touristy stuff can get tiring, but they had a great time and that's all I was looking forward to. We had a blast, I have some pics but forgot to take a pic of my dad and Yvette together! We'll see what comes out of the cameras. (phone and good camera lol)

I'll post pics later, I'm just now getting caught up with myself.
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

March 29, 2010
4:34 PM

Post #7665224

Glad that you all had a nice visit Crissy. I know you are probably tired, but in a good way.

Cindy - please don't get all built up about seeing my yard. It is nothing, I promise --but we will have a good visit anyway. I will go on and dig up some parasol trees for you since they haven't started coming out yet.

Would you Friday folks be opposed to just coming to my house to eat, so we could just spend quality chatting time together ? We could celebrate Kim's birthday that nite too, then before it got too dark, you could head out to Jackson. It is easy to get to I40 from my house. Does not matter to me in the least. Guess Kim and KA would be the ones to say yay or nay.

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

March 29, 2010
5:37 PM

Post #7665449

I don't object to eating anywhere !!!!!!!!!!! I am all for eating !!!!!
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 29, 2010
5:42 PM

Post #7665460

Glad you had a fun time, crissy! Pix?

Bonnie, you know I would love to go through your yard...I mean...come to your house for dinner. However, I don't want you to go to a lot of trouble. I am going to ask this (even though I know the answer is no), will you let me bring a dish or something? Or maybe, we could drive through or get pizza?! KA and I don't care if we do not make it to Jackson until 10 pm or later! Just as long as we get a little shut eye ;o)
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 29, 2010
5:43 PM

Post #7665463

LOL Me, too, Sandra!!!
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 29, 2010
7:11 PM

Post #7665677

All we are going to do at that hotel is drink cocacola and sleep LOL I don't mind eating at your house at all either. Sounds like fun. Let us know if we can help with anything. Not sure what i'd bring though LOL
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 29, 2010
8:33 PM

Post #7665852

KA, you are bringing me ;o)) Coke? No, I am bringing something much stronger than coke...grape. LOL
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 30, 2010
4:56 AM

Post #7666327

LOL. Ok, grape will work I still owe you for two of those l2 packs.
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

March 30, 2010
5:33 AM

Post #7666392

Ok - then my house it is. We will just keep it simple, so no one needs to bring anything. Not 100% sure what we will have yet. Will probably get Paul to smoke us something.

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

March 30, 2010
6:17 AM

Post #7666469

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

March 30, 2010
6:22 AM

Post #7666482

Awwww Bonnie, you and Paul are the greatest!

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

March 30, 2010
6:24 AM

Post #7666490

Got this e-mail from Ruth this morning

went to dr yesterday and got 2 shots and 2 scrips and have to go back next wk so maybe I will soon get to feeling better. Said my left lung still have lots of infection that didn't clear up and if the meds didn't clear it up would have to go back to hospital and get drip!! Hope'g they will work and not have to go back in that place.
tryliv
Booneville, MS

March 30, 2010
10:38 AM

Post #7667201

Poor, Ruth! You better take care of yourself and get better. We want to see you at Rita's!

Thanks, Bonnie and Paul!!

Terrye

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 30, 2010
11:36 AM

Post #7667328

Hope Ruth gets better with her new meds.
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 30, 2010
12:25 PM

Post #7667429

Oh poor Ruthie! Hurry and get better...there are some friends that really miss you and want to see you!!!!!
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 30, 2010
1:31 PM

Post #7667572

Get better soon Ruth, we want you there on the 24th. and 23rd.
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 31, 2010
6:03 AM

Post #7668951

My list is made!! I want new ferns, coleus, EEs, Hostas (no surprise), supertunias and oxalis. When I first started planning, I had 10 pages! I slowly worked my way down to 3 pages. However, I found, I could make the list only one page if I made the letters tiny enough. lol Now, if I could shrink the plants to make more room in KA's car...

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 31, 2010
6:55 AM

Post #7669075

I don't have a list! I just have a whole bunch of pots I need to fill! I do want coleus and supertunias. I also use a lot of coleus in pots and other places. I have several really large pots that I would like to put some perennials in and add annuals for color during the summer. I'm looking for bright greens. I'm always looking for unusual plants. I need to make a list of the pots I have to fill and the size of the pots. I like to move the pots around in the summer to fill in where needed. Of course I have big ones that aways stay on the deck. Those are my priority! So all that said - I'm just gong with an open mind! That's kind of the way I shop.

I went to River Valley yesterday after my MG project and bought a Arnold Promise Witchhazel. I have a gap behind my deck where a big dog wood used to be. I wanted something that would be just above the azaleas and act as screen. As you may notice, I'm into screening off my back yard. I loved the shape of the tree and it needs some shade, has a yellow bloom in the early spring and the leaves are bright yellow in the fall. I think I'm gong to like it. Now to get it planted. I have it in position - just need to get a hole dug. I have a dog wood about 20 feet from where the old one was. It is a volunteer and is now a really nice size tree so I didn't want to get another dog wood.
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

March 31, 2010
7:14 AM

Post #7669117

You are like me Charlotte. I just get out there and buy what I like. Wish I was more like Kim, and could stick to my list. I have alot of pots that I need to fill too, so hopefully I can hold off until the trip to Rita's.

How big is that witchhazel you bought ?

Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


March 31, 2010
7:17 AM

Post #7669122

I'm planning on Rita's being my reward for power-washing and resealing the deck this month ;o)

I get such great container ideas and inspiration from her arrangements, and I try to repay her by buying everything in the place (*grin*)
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

March 31, 2010
8:05 AM

Post #7669202

Hmmmm - think I will be due for alot of rewards too, Terry. Just haven't come up with "for what" yet. lol.
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 31, 2010
8:11 AM

Post #7669217

Me either, Bonnie, but I bet we can go back the last few years and come up with a lot ;o)

I found several DL stop sign...any takers?

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 31, 2010
8:35 AM

Post #7669270

It is a 15 gallon tree. It fit in the back of my pick up truck by turning it sideways and tucking the branches in. Before we tucked the branches in it went past my tailgate. It is a really nice shape. It has a single trunk and then a big bunch of branches are just grouped together. It looks like it has been trained into that shape. So it is perfect for what I want. The trunk goes up through the azaleas and then the branches fan out above them. The azaleas will grow taller and the tree will grow taller also. I'm trying to hold out on my containers too!! Going to really talk to myself!!!

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


March 31, 2010
8:48 AM

Post #7669292

I'm making my list and checking it twice...got two expensive outings that week. Quilt show in Paducah is first and I always leave a chunk there, but have some specific needs for my containers too. (I'll hide my plant cash from myself...like that will work)
gen2026
Camden, AR

March 31, 2010
9:01 AM

Post #7669315

When are ya'll headed out??
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

March 31, 2010
9:46 AM

Post #7669445

Get well soon, Ruth! As everybody has already said--we want to see you at Rita's!

Genna: Some of them are going over on Thursday, I think, and then spend time going to nurseries on Friday. On Sat. April 24th we are all going to meet at Rita's (Randolph's Nursery) in Jackson, TN. I am riding over on Saturday with Charlotte and a friend of hers and Loretta D from Batesville is going with us, too.

I'm just going along for the fun and fellowship (and food)! "I am not going to buy anything at Rita's, I am not going to buy anything at Rita's, I am not going to buy anything at Rita's!"---and that's the truth (maybe). Seriously, I bought 19 new plants when Charlotte, Kim, Kathy Ann and I went on our nursery hopping tour on March 19th. Plus Charlotte and Kathy Ann both gave me some plants so I should have plenty for awhile(until Jeri's RU). I want to buy a new TV and that will be my extra money for April so the quandary for me is: buy a new TV or spend money at Rita's? "I will not buy any plants at Rita's, I will not buy any plants at Rita's". . .maybe. LOLOL

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

March 31, 2010
9:54 AM

Post #7669469

Marilyn, you are too funny---you will not buy anything at Rita's HA HA HA
By the way, I am not buying either--I can be a comedian too
gen2026
Camden, AR

March 31, 2010
9:54 AM

Post #7669473

LOL... I know what you mean! If it was me, I would choose plants over a tv any day though ! :) But then I don't watch much tv!! I stopped and dug up some daffodils on my way to my dr appt yesterday and didn't have enough daylight to get them in the ground last night when I got home - so I hope to accomplish that today!

I would love to go to Rita's but just don't see how I can swing that and a trip to Jeri's... maybe next year!
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

March 31, 2010
10:04 AM

Post #7669497

Okay, Sandra--you make sure I keep my promise to myself and I will make sure you don't buy anything, either!! LOL

Genna: sorry you won't be joining us at Rita's but it will be good to see you at Jeri's!

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

March 31, 2010
12:19 PM

Post #7669798

Someone will have to put handcuffs on the both of us if we are able to keep to that--you know Rita always has something that no one else has !! I usually go up there not needing anything and then I find out I DID need something when I get there !

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 31, 2010
12:21 PM

Post #7669807

Need??????????? What does need have to do with it?? None of us probably need anything! But I do have lots of wants as far as plants go!!!!!!LOL
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

March 31, 2010
4:45 PM

Post #7670381

LOL at both of you!
Riverland
Northeast, LA
(Zone 8a)

March 31, 2010
5:32 PM

Post #7670483

O f course I need it!!! I can't hurt that empty pot's feelings.

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 31, 2010
6:45 PM

Post #7670639

Should have thought of that!! I certainly don't want to hurt my empty pots feeling!!! Now I have a purpose. Got to fill up those empty pots so they don't get upset!!!
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

March 31, 2010
6:56 PM

Post #7670675

If y'all want some perennial plugs, check out this link. This is Donna Vincent's website and she has plugs cheap. I am ordering 14 milkweed plugs from her. "Cat" down in Texas highly recommends these plugs--says she ordered a bunch and they arrived in good condition. You can order as few as 7 plugs. Cost for plugs is 17.97, which includes shipping charges. The more plugs you order, the cheaper per plug.
I think she is also on DG's marketplace but here is the link to her website:
http://vincentgardens.com/PerennialPlugs.aspx

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

March 31, 2010
7:05 PM

Post #7670705

See there, you haven't even gotten to Ritas yet-LOL
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 31, 2010
7:58 PM

Post #7670852

Those plugs remind me of when I started the hello yellow from seed last year , stuck these tiny plug size plants out in the ground and I was FOREVER moving cats off them to the other milkweeds , I didn't want them to kill the plug sized plants before they had a chance to grow out. the poor little plant was laid over on the ground cause there were several cats on one little 2 inch stalk eating it down to the stem. I hope it comes back this year. none of the milkweeds are up yet.

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

April 1, 2010
6:54 AM

Post #7671575

I had a bad experience with milkweed 2 summers ago, it got those creepy little white things all over them--my brain is not working yet this morning. They were so bad I finally pulled it up and threw it away.
Somebody tell me what I am trying to think of, this will bug me all day !
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

April 1, 2010
7:21 AM

Post #7671646

White flies, aphids, scale ?

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

April 1, 2010
8:01 AM

Post #7671765

Aphids--thanks Bonnie-LOL
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 1, 2010
1:25 PM

Post #7672437

couldn't have been aphids if they were white. The aphids that like milkweeds are orange.
lorettad
Batesville, AR
(Zone 7a)

April 1, 2010
1:26 PM

Post #7672440

Mealy bugs?

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

April 1, 2010
4:42 PM

Post #7672829

maybe they were orange, I think they were declared to be aphids when I had them, you all know I am losing it, if I had any money, I would hire someone to think for me !

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

April 1, 2010
4:53 PM

Post #7672857

Ok I went and looked the picture up, I had it half right, it was aphids, and as Kathy Ann said, they are yellow !

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kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 1, 2010
5:24 PM

Post #7672923

yep, ugly little buggers, i hear if you spray them off with water they don't climb back on, but you'd also spray off the cats. if your not careful I usually let the cats eat around them.
crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 3, 2010
7:30 AM

Post #7676630

Ruth get well soon!! We don't want our Queen down!!!

LOL Sandra!

I'm trying to figure out how to enlarge the cell phone pics so the picture can actually be seen... hhmm

Kim, here's pics of everything from my dad and his girlfriend, Yvette, here to the flowers and plants in my yard on 3-30-10. I'm going to get more pics today or tomorrow because things are growing like weeds!! And the plants in the pots are going to be taken out this weekend too, that's the project of the weekend! LOL

http://picasaweb.google.com/christinepix/20100330#

I wish I could go with ya'll, dang these conferences being at the wrong times of year for gardeners!
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 3, 2010
9:24 AM

Post #7676871

Lovely pix, crissy. Did y'all eat at Fisherman's Wharf? Good Food!!!!
yardbird
Maben, MS
(Zone 7b)

April 3, 2010
6:33 PM

Post #7677929

Thanks all the the kind words, this old body isn't doing good these days. I felt better a couple days but today not so good so don't so think maybe a few day in hospital will help give me the kick I need. Love you guys and thanks for thinking of me.

Ruth

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

April 3, 2010
7:35 PM

Post #7678097

We love you too Ruth, go on to the hospital if that is what you need. Please don't wait, just go on.

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 3, 2010
7:37 PM

Post #7678102

Yes Ruth you need to go on in if you need to and get your self fixed up!!! Hope you get to feeling better soon!
Riverland
Northeast, LA
(Zone 8a)

April 3, 2010
7:49 PM

Post #7678134

Thinking of you Ruth. I really hope they can fix you up.
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

April 5, 2010
7:47 AM

Post #7681153

My Suddenlink internet has been down pretty much for the last 3 days. I would get online for maybe 5 minutes and then it would go down again. They were out here last night and again this morning working on their line. It appears to be working again now! Isn't it funny how we become accustomed to our electronic toys when we didn't even have them even 15 or twenty years ago!! (cell phones, internet, etc.)

This is the first thread I have checked out so I will go over and check the prayer thread to see how Ruth is doing. I pray she is better soon!
yardbird
Maben, MS
(Zone 7b)

April 5, 2010
7:57 PM

Post #7682986

I'm doing better had another shot and 2 more scrips today but lung was better but have allergies now but that is the lesser of the two evils lol.

Feeling so much better tonite thanks for the prayers and great wishes!!!


obbirds
Olive Branch, MS

April 5, 2010
8:02 PM

Post #7682994

Great news Ruth. I can't wait to see you in a few weeks.
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

April 5, 2010
9:04 PM

Post #7683113

Good news, Ruth. So glad you are feeling better!

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 6, 2010
4:27 AM

Post #7683435

Glad to hear you are better Ruth!
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 6, 2010
4:45 AM

Post #7683467

Good news Ruth!
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

April 6, 2010
5:22 AM

Post #7683516

Yoohooo ! Ruth is better ! Great news!!
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 6, 2010
5:35 AM

Post #7683546

Yippee!!! Wonderful news, Ruthie!
tryliv
Booneville, MS

April 6, 2010
6:06 AM

Post #7683620

Wonderful news, Ruth! I'm so glad you are feeling better.

Terrye
gen2026
Camden, AR

April 6, 2010
8:39 AM

Post #7683996

I am so glad you are feeling better! Allergies are no fun - but they have to be better than the pneumonia you were dealing with! Maybe you will get a nice rain and settle the pollen - it is BAD here! But the weather is beautiful... HARD to work with days like this!! :)

Hope you are back to 100% soon!

Genna
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

April 6, 2010
8:42 AM

Post #7684004

Just a little over 2 weeks and "let the shopping begin" !! Yipee !
I haven't gotten all my pots out and gathered up yet. Need to get busy and get them ready for all the pretties I am gonna get at Rita's !
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 6, 2010
9:18 AM

Post #7684088

Keep those pots empty so we will have containers for all of the stuff that we steal...I mean rescue...from your house ;o)) I am getting very excited!!

After we left Rita's last year, we went to another nursery...does anyone remember the name? and was in also in Jackson?

n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

April 6, 2010
9:38 AM

Post #7684134

Yes - I think we can cut thru and get to it. Lamar and Ruth cheated, so I know they know how to get there.
obbirds
Olive Branch, MS

April 6, 2010
2:51 PM

Post #7684810

Kim, good luck rescuing things from Bonnies. You may have to do like me and put your name on things for when she divides them this fall. Either that or distract her while I dig.
Bonnie I guess I am riding with you on Sat. so I will be ready when you come pick me up. LOL

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

April 6, 2010
4:53 PM

Post #7685080

So where are the 2 of you going ???? Nosey Rosey wants to know all the details-
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

April 6, 2010
5:25 PM

Post #7685161

Miss nosey - I believe he is referring to our trip to Ritas. lol you are such a goof !!!

Last year was the first year I have ever divided my hostas and poor Kenny didn't get any. :-(
(I'll never hear the end of it either) Guess we'll have to wait now since all the new ones I bought last year, I won't divide until, who knows when. lol. But Kim - you can have anything else you may can find out there !

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

April 6, 2010
5:37 PM

Post #7685184

Well I thought you were going somewhere this Sat and I figured it had something to do with onion rings and ice cream too--LOL !!!
obbirds
Olive Branch, MS

April 6, 2010
5:43 PM

Post #7685199

Sandra, I may go Thur to Homestead sometime so I'm sure I will go by and get a burger and onion rings. I'll eat some for you.
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 6, 2010
5:57 PM

Post #7685235

Stop torturing me with all this talk about icecream and onion rings, a nd cheeseburgers, you have no idea how close I came to getting a wendys burger after work today! I was so good! but now I think i'm wanting one really bad LOL

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

April 6, 2010
6:16 PM

Post #7685282

Kathy Ann, a Wendy's is nothing to compare to this place--it is like an old time drive in where you order at the window and wait for the food--Bonnie took us there when Sharon got that monster burger, and we all got onion rings, then Bonnie and Kenny got a cone that was dipped in a chocolate shell----
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

April 6, 2010
6:26 PM

Post #7685308

Yummmmm
obbirds
Olive Branch, MS

April 6, 2010
6:33 PM

Post #7685330

OK, now I am for sure going Thursday. Bonnie call in sick and go with me. We can spend the day at Homestead.
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 6, 2010
6:46 PM

Post #7685364

Okay, y'all see that Bonnie said I was welcome to anything else...did you see that? She typed it! lol Y'all may not see me for dinner on Friday night, as I may still be in Bonnie's rescuing things. ;o))

I believe I only lost 1 or 2 hostas that you gave me last year, Bonnie, and they just happened to be 2 that Terrye "by mistake" (yeah right) took home. LOL I believe it was T. Rex and Dick Ward. No worries, I may find them at any or all of the nurseries that we visit on April 23-24.

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

April 6, 2010
7:45 PM

Post #7685544

Bonnie is feeding us Friday night--Paul is smoking something, you will have plenty of time to steal things from her !
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 6, 2010
7:47 PM

Post #7685552

LOL, I'm gonna be right by the food. :0)
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 6, 2010
7:59 PM

Post #7685585

Steal? Oh no, I never steal. LOL I just take a pinch, cutting, division or rescue. hahahahaha

Okay, KA, here is the plan, you make two plates of food and I will nab (oops, I also nab) enough plants for both of us.
tryliv
Booneville, MS

April 6, 2010
9:25 PM

Post #7685755

And I'll never live that down! lol

I lost some hostas this winter too. I'm hoping some are just late coming up, like my Ice Age Trail!
Something also nested in some of my pots I had in cool storage and it looks like they tunneled through some of my EEs. Was not a good winter for some of my plants...

Alright y'all think of us if you stop at the Dip, Kenny. I can just smell those onion rings!

Terrye
Riverland
Northeast, LA
(Zone 8a)

April 7, 2010
5:38 AM

Post #7686082

MMMMMM sounds so good. Kenny you eat some rings for me. Does this place have malts?

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

April 7, 2010
5:41 AM

Post #7686087

Please forgive me for accusing you of stealing, Kim, of course we know you would never do that, just rescuing--I know !
Riverland
Northeast, LA
(Zone 8a)

April 7, 2010
5:46 AM

Post #7686097

This is what all my flower beds look like after the flood. I am going to be enjoying pots this year. I need fillers thanks to Kenny I have alot of EEs for height.

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Riverland
Northeast, LA
(Zone 8a)

April 7, 2010
5:48 AM

Post #7686103

I finally got my head pots done that I bought at Rita's last year.

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Riverland
Northeast, LA
(Zone 8a)

April 7, 2010
5:48 AM

Post #7686104

This is the other one

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n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

April 7, 2010
5:50 AM

Post #7686108

Kim - Dabney's does have T-rex, not sure about Dick Ward. I will see how DW looks as he comes up and see if it would be safe to dig you up an eye of him. My T-Rex only has 2 eyes so far, so I know I can't spare him this year. I tried to update some pics to my hosta journal last nite, and I still have alot of new ones that haven't even shown their "eyes" yet.

Kenny - if I were off tomorrow, I'd need to be weeding. I did a walk-about last nite, and clearly forgot about 1 area that is pitiful ! I'd be embarrassed if anyone came and saw that area - its been so neglected.
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

April 7, 2010
5:51 AM

Post #7686112

Oh Cindy -- I love those heads ! Terrye is gonna be so upset when she sees this - hers got broke.
Riverland
Northeast, LA
(Zone 8a)

April 7, 2010
5:52 AM

Post #7686113

This was a resin head I got at Hobby Lobby last year. I cut a hole in the top so I could plant the head. I need to look for a miniature hosta to put in it. This hosta is going to get too big.

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Riverland
Northeast, LA
(Zone 8a)

April 7, 2010
5:55 AM

Post #7686117

I 'm sorry Terry's got broken. I wish these were concrete instead of clay. I will probably break them before the year is out.

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cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 7, 2010
5:59 AM

Post #7686123

Love those heads Cindy and love what you did with them!

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

April 7, 2010
6:06 AM

Post #7686141

Cindy I have some mini hostas, don't know the names, but they are minis
We will dig one for you when you come,
Riverland
Northeast, LA
(Zone 8a)

April 7, 2010
6:17 AM

Post #7686164

Thank you Sandra whahoo more money for something else.
Thank you Charlotte. Most of all that went into those heads was in my glassroom. I had so much in there this year because of flooding.
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

April 7, 2010
6:21 AM

Post #7686173

Do hostas live for you that far south Cindy ?
Riverland
Northeast, LA
(Zone 8a)

April 7, 2010
6:36 AM

Post #7686206

Yes as long as they are in the shade they are beautiful here.
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

April 7, 2010
6:58 AM

Post #7686250

Love the heads, Cindy and how you have them planted! Just let today's teens try to copy those "hairdos"! LOL What did you use to cut the hole in the top of that resin head? I may have to give that a try.

I want to know exactly WHAT it is that Paul is smoking? LOL (He will need to smoke something if he is allowing this crazy group to invade his home!)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Onion rings! YUM!

Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


April 7, 2010
7:05 AM

Post #7686263

[quote="Riverland"]This was a resin head I got at Hobby Lobby last year. I cut a hole in the top so I could plant the head. I need to look for a miniature hosta to put in it. This hosta is going to get too big.[/quote]

LOVE it! I'm gonna have to scout my Hobby Lobby for one (or two or even three..aren't you supposed to always do things in groups of odd numbers? That's my story and I'm sticking to it.)

I have wanted one of the cast heads for a long time, but they are so expensive to buy locally and so heavy to ship...but a resin one is an excellent alternative.


n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

April 7, 2010
7:12 AM

Post #7686274

Marilyn - it is gonna be a pork loin. I told him last nite though that we needed to throw some chicken breasts in there too, in case some people don't eat pork (which I can't imagine who wouldn't LOVE pork). lol... are you sure you don't want to come up on Friday ????
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

April 7, 2010
7:27 AM

Post #7686319

Oh, I would love to come up on Friday and get one of those monster burgers and onion rings and then for supper have some of that delicious pork that Paul is smoking. I am drooling already!
However, I'm riding with Charlotte and her schedule only allows us to drive over on Saturday. I 'm quite sure I will save myself from gaining 10 pounds by not being there on Friday! (p.s. I wasn't referring to meat when I said Paul would need to be smoking something-ROFLOL-I can't believe I just said that-I'm getting wild in my old age!)

n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

April 7, 2010
7:32 AM

Post #7686338

Well, that is too funny - especially if you knew Paul. He may not say 2 words the whole time he is around a group. Very quiet man, so if he talks - usually it is worth listening to. lol
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 7, 2010
7:39 AM

Post #7686361

Unless you ask him about snakes, then, he will talk ;o)

Sounds delicious! I am so excited.
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

April 7, 2010
7:42 AM

Post #7686374

lol Kim... or computers, cars or electricity.

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

April 7, 2010
7:49 AM

Post #7686399

Paul always talks to me Bonnie, !!! He is very nice, and he is a great cook too--Bonnie brought some smoked pork to Terrye's once that was wonderful !!!

Now Marilyn, we are going to have to sit you down and have a talk with you--LOL---Paul will probably WANT to smoke something when we leave--LOL
tryliv
Booneville, MS

April 7, 2010
8:16 AM

Post #7686474

Sandra, Paul probably decided at least if he cooks he'll get to eat on time. Remember how long he had to wait on us last year? lol We all were busy looking for plants to get to the resturant!

Mmmm, I can already smell that smoked pork. Bonnie, let us know what to bring to bring. I can bring papergoods, drinks, bread, side dishes, whatever. Or go pick something up. We don't want you and Paul to be busy cooking for us all day. We want to visit!

Cindy, your heads look so good! That's a great idea about the resin heads. I'll have to look for one of those since I had such bad luck with my other one.
Here's a pic of it last spring after I got it.

Terrye

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tryliv
Booneville, MS

April 7, 2010
8:18 AM

Post #7686487

And here it is now. I'll use it in a bed as is, maybe plants some creepers or sedums around it.

Terrye

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slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

April 7, 2010
9:06 AM

Post #7686626

WOW-- you just tore her face off-LOL
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

April 7, 2010
9:15 AM

Post #7686645

Sandra - you just make me laugh.
At least her face was pretty intact.

No Terrye - it will be just as easy for me to get the paper goods. No need to bring a thing.
tryliv
Booneville, MS

April 7, 2010
1:13 PM

Post #7687175

LOL Sandra, that's how I felt after she broke!
Yeah, at least with the face I can do something with it.

This year I'm mellow. I feel a few pangs over some things I've lost but not enough to want to rush out and replace them. Y'all heard me say I'm cutting back. I'm cutting back. I'm cutting back. lol

Terrye

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kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 7, 2010
2:09 PM

Post #7687304

Love the pot heads. Their so cute.


I made us a new thread, ASked if terry could make it a sticky


http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1086218/
gen2026
Camden, AR

April 7, 2010
2:12 PM

Post #7687310

Terrye... I was working outside last night when I looked across the yard and thought I MUST be seeing things, but about a 100 yds away was the Kerria Japonica that you gave me and it has ONE single bloom on it. I was so excited I went to get the camera to take a picture of it... ^_^ was going to post the pic last night but my internet was down AGAIN! I didn't expect it to bloom this year at all...

Genna

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


April 7, 2010
2:26 PM

Post #7687341

I've unstuck this one and stickied the new one...

looking forward to our trip!
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 7, 2010
2:58 PM

Post #7687415

Thanks Terry, me too

Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


April 7, 2010
3:13 PM

Post #7687453

You're welcome...but I think Melody deserves the credit ;o)
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 7, 2010
3:15 PM

Post #7687459

Thanks Melody LOL

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