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Mid-South Gardening: Who's going to Rita's this year Part 2

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kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 7, 2010
2:09 PM

Post #7687301

I went ahead and started a new thread that other one was getting really long.

If anybody knows of someone who needs to be added to these lists, holler.


WE came from here

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1076926/#new


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

Terry, can you make this a sticky?
gen2026
Camden, AR

April 7, 2010
2:15 PM

Post #7687319

Posted this as Kathy was starting the new thread - has nothing to do with going to Rita's but I wanted Terrye to see it :

"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... "

And, no, I won't be able to go to Rita's,... that is prom day here AND District track meet! Not sure how we are going to swing both of those but I KNOW I can't go to Tennessee too! :) Have to be here to get pics ...all three kids are going to prom!!
Wish I could... maybe eventually I will have the chance to join in that venture.

Genna

Genna
tryliv
Booneville, MS

April 7, 2010
4:02 PM

Post #7687543

Great, Genna, I'm glad it's blooming for you so soon. In a couple of years you should have a good sized shrub. They are very hardy. Mine are in full bloom right now.

Terrye
Riverland
Northeast, LA
(Zone 8a)

April 7, 2010
4:53 PM

Post #7687652

Marilyn I drilled a few holes in the head then cut with my jigsaw. I bought the head last year and haven't seen any at our Hobby Lobby this year. Terry I hope you are able to find one somewhere because they are less expensive.
Terrye i am so sorry you broke your head pot but at least you have an intact face..

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


April 7, 2010
5:26 PM

Post #7687758

We have a HL in Paducah...guess I'll have to take a look-see.

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 7, 2010
6:58 PM

Post #7688039

I don't know why they don't put holes in all planters that you are most likely to use outside. I had several I drilled holes into last year. They were all glazed on the outside and I thought they were pottery. Some turned out to be glazed clay. I just used a masonry bit and kept it wet. I managed to not break any of them. When I made my pot man, there were a couple of pots I needed to drill holes in on the side. I also used a masonry bit for that.
obbirds
Olive Branch, MS

April 8, 2010
12:00 PM

Post #7689708

I went to Dabneys today and the Hostas looked great for those of you going there. I was doing good about not stopping by there because I knew when I did my my self control would be over. I ended up buying a few and could have kept buying, but managed to leave.
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

April 8, 2010
12:27 PM

Post #7689763

Yeah --- and you left me a message not to go there, which I know good and well what that means... that I need to take out a bank loan before I do go there. lol.

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

April 8, 2010
12:29 PM

Post #7689767

Oh goodness--a bank loan for Dabneys-then I surely need to stay away from there !
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

April 8, 2010
12:51 PM

Post #7689811

Oh no missy.. you are going.
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 8, 2010
1:38 PM

Post #7689896

I am certain that I would need to get a loan, too.

I was looking at my hostas today and guess who I spotted? T. Rex! One less that I need to find ;o)
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

April 8, 2010
2:03 PM

Post #7689952

Kim, I thought you got that one.
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 8, 2010
3:06 PM

Post #7690080

I did, but it did not do very well and I thought it was a goner...if it is not T. Rex, it must be Sagae, which I also lost last year, but I don't think it is. So, I will not be digging up yours again this year. LOL

Kenny bought two that I really want...Eye Declare and Eskimo Pie. I am certain that I will be able to find them on April 23 and/or April 24.
obbirds
Olive Branch, MS

April 8, 2010
3:15 PM

Post #7690100

Along with a bunch more Kim. so bring the money. Depending what time we leave tomorrow we may go by Rita's and look around.
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 8, 2010
3:38 PM

Post #7690160

LOL I am certain of that, too, Kenny. "Look around"...are you certain that is all you will do? No buying? Hmmm...I don't know...
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

April 9, 2010
5:03 AM

Post #7691297

Hey Kim - when did Kenny get Eye Declare and Eskimo Pie ? Did he get those last year ?? Wow... you have a good memory.

I tell you, I had several that I thought I had lost last year and so far, every one of them have come up except 1 so far. I just knew those voles killed them when they had them for dinner. Hostas are incredibly hardy.
obbirds
Olive Branch, MS

April 9, 2010
6:06 AM

Post #7691448

I got them yesterday Bonnie. I will call you if I find something interesting this weekend.

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

April 9, 2010
6:08 AM

Post #7691450

Bonnie--I think Kenny is cheating on you with Kim--she knew before you, I smell something rotten in Denmark !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

April 9, 2010
6:20 AM

Post #7691486

Oh, I do too, Sandra. Hmmmm...
Riverland
Northeast, LA
(Zone 8a)

April 9, 2010
6:26 AM

Post #7691505

Ohh always the last to know hmmmm Sandra don't you know it's tacky to gossip like that about Kenny. I'm sure he is innocent . Just look into his sweet cherub face. Never trust a man that drives a red truck . Giggle

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

April 9, 2010
6:43 AM

Post #7691553

Oh well, just call me tacky, I think Bonnie deserves an explanation of how Kim knew about Kenny Eye Declare and Eskimo Pie, before she did !!!!
That little Cherub has some "splainging to do" to Bonnie
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

April 9, 2010
6:49 AM

Post #7691569

You 2 are stirring that pot ! lol.
I am not jeolous, but will get even..hee heeeeee
obbirds
Olive Branch, MS

April 9, 2010
6:58 AM

Post #7691589

Caught you!! I have not left for Nashville yet. Back off, just back off. I don't owe an explanation. Anyway Kim started it last fall at the RU by giving 4 of something. LOL I am gone now and will check back Sunday night. Be nice or else we will discuss this in 2 weeks in person.
Riverland
Northeast, LA
(Zone 8a)

April 9, 2010
7:12 AM

Post #7691636

You know you can always forgive a man who comes bearing flowers, right?
Kenny, It was Sandra that is spreading rumors, not me. I would never do that. It's all Sandra's fault. I am truly
Your friend.

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

April 9, 2010
7:33 AM

Post #7691694

OH NO--I thought Kenny was gone to Nashville--QUICK--somebody tell me how I can blame this on Ruth, hurry help me think think think think----come on brain
There has to be a way we can put this off on her ????

Yes, we remember the 4 of something that Kim gave you--so to stay in good graces with Bonnie, you are going to blame Kim, and I am going to blame Ruth to stay in good with you, sounds like a plan to me
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 9, 2010
8:10 AM

Post #7691796

RUTH! You better jump in here...we are in trouble and we have not done a thaaang. The two of us are always innocent...hahahaha...boy that made me laugh. LOL

OMG Kenny! You have not used all 4 of those things by now? tisk tisk

You better watch out Sanrda or I will cheat with Judy too. ;o))

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

April 9, 2010
9:47 AM

Post #7692062

Why do you think I am trying to expose you now, Kim ?????????? A girl's gotta do what a girl has gotta do !
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 9, 2010
9:54 AM

Post #7692083

hahahahahahahahahahaha
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 9, 2010
2:14 PM

Post #7692672

Someone spoke up for that male kiwi vine I have growing, but I can't remember who it was. Was it you bonnie? if not, someone let me know so I can put a name on it this time, Poor thing's going to get dumped if I keep forgetting to get a name tag on it.
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 9, 2010
6:38 PM

Post #7693326

I decided to look back at our trip last year and see if I could find a picture of the loot that I brought home last year...we are such a fun and funny group! If you would like to review, here ya go http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/980249/
Riverland
Northeast, LA
(Zone 8a)

April 10, 2010
3:16 AM

Post #7693777

Kim I loved reading that thread. Y'all are too funny. I missed it totally last year. I must have just had surgery.
Ruth sweetheart I've got your back and I won't let them mistreat you this year. Shame on those lowly peasants treating the Queen that way. I can't wait till next week. It is finally getting near time to pack up and go.

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

April 10, 2010
5:54 AM

Post #7693986

Yes, you were in the hospital, what a year it has been that has just passed.
God has blessed us all so much
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 10, 2010
6:35 AM

Post #7694049

Yes, you had, Cindy. I believe Sandra or Bonnie called you and then we all got to say hi. I am so glad that you will be able to join us this year!
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

April 10, 2010
6:37 PM

Post #7695489

It was me KA that needed the male kiwi.
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 10, 2010
7:11 PM

Post #7695591

ok, Bonnie, I'll mark it as yours. tomorrow, if I don't forget LOL
yardbird
Maben, MS
(Zone 7b)

April 11, 2010
6:38 AM

Post #7696320

LOL I'm here and THINKING I'm not surprised that Kenny has used all 4 of what Kim gave him, I knew he couldn't be trusted!!!!!

Ruth
obbirds
Olive Branch, MS

April 11, 2010
6:10 PM

Post #7698016

Ruth I am saving one for you.
We went by Rita's Friday and things where looking nice. Bought a few things, but did not have room for much. Can't wait for the 24th to get here.

Thumbnail by obbirds
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yardbird
Maben, MS
(Zone 7b)

April 12, 2010
5:18 AM

Post #7698894

I should have kept my big mouth shut, but I will never learn!!!!!!!

Ruth

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

April 12, 2010
5:56 AM

Post #7698996

LOL----Ruth, you asked for that one !!!!!!!!!!!
Good one Kenny !!!
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

April 13, 2010
12:58 PM

Post #7702910

At least Ruth is sounding like herself now. Good you are back with us ! Can't wait to see you guys next week.
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

April 13, 2010
1:44 PM

Post #7703036

Do we know what time we are gonna all try to meet at Rita's yet ?
I don't recall the 2nd group of AR gals saying what time Sat. morning they are gonna leave and how long it will take them to get there - since they are doing a 1 day trip. I am sure those that are staying in Jackson on Friday nite will already be there whenever we get there.

And the Friday group is meeting at Dabney's at 11:00 on Friday?

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

April 13, 2010
2:10 PM

Post #7703100

I thought we were coming to your house, are you going to have time to do Dabneys ?
Whatever you all want to do is fine with me
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 13, 2010
3:17 PM

Post #7703266

LOL I thought the friday group was going to Homestead or meeting there, then coming to Dabneys, we'll see you guys at Dabneys , we'll try not to buy the place out before you get there. we'll probably be just arriving at 11:00.

open time at Rita's is 9:00 (I think) last year we started showing up at that time.

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 13, 2010
3:47 PM

Post #7703327

We're planning on leaving NLR (McCain area) at 6:30 am. So I figure it is going to to close to 10 when we get there. Will depend on the traffic and how many times we have to take potty breaks!
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 13, 2010
4:01 PM

Post #7703361

There is someone Driving Miss Kim, so where ever the driver goes, I go ;o)

6:30???? Oh, KA, I am so glad that we are spending the night in Jackson!!!!

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

April 13, 2010
4:01 PM

Post #7703362

Oh Charlotte, don't let any other nurseries side track you, wait until you leave Rita's to visit any more--LOL

Kathy Ann you better hold on to Kim at Dabneys--they have lots of hosta
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 13, 2010
4:09 PM

Post #7703375

Ooooooh Hooooooosssstas ;o))

If any of you happen to see (at Dabney's or anywhere really) a Proven Winners supertunia called "Pretty Much Picasso," please get it for me...I promise to pay you back. I am not normally a petunia person but I adore this one!
yardbird
Maben, MS
(Zone 7b)

April 13, 2010
4:30 PM

Post #7703428

Kim that is bootoful http://www.newgardenplants.com/productdetails.aspx?prodID=437

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

April 13, 2010
4:34 PM

Post #7703441

That is very pretty, I know the hummers will love that too.
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 13, 2010
4:43 PM

Post #7703456

that petunia is beautiful.

duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 13, 2010
6:30 PM

Post #7703732

LOL Now, we all want one. The main PR person from Proven Winners showed it to us 2 years ago...I think...and I have been waiting for it to arrive on the plant scene. We all hoped he would turn away so we could nab it or at least, give it as a door prize but NOOOOO ;o))

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 13, 2010
6:54 PM

Post #7703797

I join the group! It is a beautiful petunia!! I want one too!! Maybe Rita will have them.
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

April 14, 2010
5:30 AM

Post #7704461

Sandra - since Dabney's is south of me, I thought the plan was to at least everybody be at Dabney's around 11:00 on Friday. It would be ridiculous for you to come all the way to my house then turn around and go back south to Dabney's. It don't matter to me, but I thought we were ending up at my house to eat. Kind of like a progression nursery hop. Start out South/Memphis and head toward north (since Jackson is the goal for Friday nite).

Kim - how long does it usually take for new intro's to hit the market ? Do you know ? Dabney's may actually have it this year. Their annual greenhouses are huge. If not, like Charlotte said - hopefully Rita will have it.
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 14, 2010
5:50 AM

Post #7704498

This one should be on the market this year...and may have been last year but I did not see it.

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

April 14, 2010
6:11 AM

Post #7704551

Suits me, Terrye will be driving us anyway !
So Dabneys at 11
Sounds good to me
tryliv
Booneville, MS

April 14, 2010
9:00 AM

Post #7704985

Sandra and Cindy, since we don't have to be at Dabney's until 11:00 how about leaving early enough to stop at the concrete store on Hwy 72? I keep meaning to go there and never seem to make it. We could leave your house, Sandra, around 8:30 and still have time plenty of time, I think. How long will it take to get to Dabney;s from your house?
Terrye

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

April 14, 2010
10:47 AM

Post #7705240

Right about 2 hours, I think Terrye, that sounds good to me
tryliv
Booneville, MS

April 14, 2010
11:29 AM

Post #7705321

I looked up mapquest and it said 1 hour & 15 min so we can take our time.

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

April 14, 2010
11:44 AM

Post #7705358

Well, I need to tell you what you need to look for at the concrete place. Me and Kenny found this "sitting" monkey at a nursery in Little Rock when we went over to Kim's round up. They had it all over the nursery - but was very expensive (for me, anyway) - They had wigs, boas, etc on them. Very cute. Let us know if you see them there. We can't find them anywhere else.

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


April 14, 2010
11:51 AM

Post #7705382

Do you have a picture of him? (the monkey)

My in-laws have a concrete place (among other things) and I could bring anything that is not too big with me.
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 14, 2010
12:11 PM

Post #7705424

Hey, Melody, do your in-laws have a concrete duck? Not goose, not swan but a duck. They are next to impossible to find!

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


April 14, 2010
12:18 PM

Post #7705436

I'll find out.
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

April 14, 2010
12:31 PM

Post #7705469

Ohhhhh Melody... lol (we'll be your best-friend)
This guy is about the size of a 6 yr/o child. Sitting on a bench with it's legs crossed. Can't remember what his arms were doing. But really - he was big and I think they were asking like $254 or $354 for him. Something like that.
Maybe Charlotte or someone in Little Rock will chime in here that goes to that nursery and may have seen him.
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 14, 2010
12:37 PM

Post #7705479

It was a monkey on a bench? Do you happen to remember the nursery? Was it in Little Rock proper or outside of LR?

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


April 14, 2010
12:43 PM

Post #7705492

Would he look a bit like the little angel that was so popular a few years back that sat on a bench?

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


April 14, 2010
12:45 PM

Post #7705498

ehhh...that didn't come out right...I didn't mean that the angel looked like a monkey...but there was a bench-sitting angel that was about that size...LOL
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

April 14, 2010
1:10 PM

Post #7705550

Thats too funny Melody.
Oh no - this is a real looking chimp. Kim - I don't think the nursery was far from your house. Seems we went around in circles when we were trying to get home. lol. It was right on the edge of the road, if that helps any.

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


April 14, 2010
1:13 PM

Post #7705555

MIL has quite a few ducks (not geese or swans) I'll get out there tomorrow and snap some shots. She described one pulling a cart that sounded cute.

As far as the monkey goes, she's not heard of him, but they are going to purchase more stock in a week or so and she'll ask when she goes.

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

April 14, 2010
1:28 PM

Post #7705592

Kim, I called Dabney's and they do not have the petunia, they suggested to call
Bayless--I did and they have it, but I am not familiar with where they are, it might be more out of the way than you would want to go, here is their page.
Have you called Rita to see if she has it?
http://www.baylessgreenhouse.com/directionscontactus.html
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

April 14, 2010
1:40 PM

Post #7705612

If Rita has it - let me know - otherwise, I will make a run out to Bayless and get us all some. They are wayyy out in the boonies. Usually not worth going to, except at Christmas for poinsettias. But who knows - maybe they have changed.
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 14, 2010
2:06 PM

Post #7705700

I'll ask rita if she has the petunia if you want me to
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

April 15, 2010
5:15 AM

Post #7706887

Sounds good to me, KA. Just let me know. I would imagine who ever has them, are gonna have a hard time keeping them supplied.
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 15, 2010
7:24 AM

Post #7707194

Bonnie, I don't want you to drive a long way to get a flower. I can always order one online. There are several nurseries on the side on the side of the road ;o) Would you recognize the name? Horticare? Burnetts? Flower Depot? BJs Plants and Produce?
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

April 15, 2010
7:42 AM

Post #7707222

It is NOT a long way for me, from where I live - actually it is about 5 min. from where my DFIL lives and we've been over in that area at least once a week lately.

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

April 15, 2010
7:43 AM

Post #7707227

If you should go and get some, Bonnie, I don't want one for myself, but would love to have one for Mamma. She loves petunias
gen2026
Camden, AR

April 15, 2010
8:15 AM

Post #7707310

Been following ya'lls thread ... enviously... but the monkey sounds so cute! Terrye where is the concrete place?? I know my sister drove all the way to some place in Mississippi to purchase a concrete pig bench... she never told me exactly where but said it was a LONG way there! :)

I would love to have a couple of concrete things for my gardens - but there is no one close to here that sells them anymore!

Genna
obbirds
Olive Branch, MS

April 15, 2010
8:27 AM

Post #7707345

Kim that nursery had more road frontage then it was deep. I think it has a chain link fence running in front of where you would park along the road. Most of the concrete set off to the right as you entered. Other then that I think there was a red light and depending on how you where coming you would run right into it. It was on the other side of the expressway from you. Other then that we are of no help. I do know it was around $250 which seemed high.
gen2026
Camden, AR

April 15, 2010
9:17 AM

Post #7707453

http://www.designtoscano.com/product/garden+statues/new+garden+statues/flappy+the+spitting+duck+bronze+garden+statue+-+bb231638.do

This is not concrete - but it is a cute duck... and they have some others. They have some cute statues at this place - some really expensive and some much more reasonable... but then some are resin and some are bronze
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 15, 2010
10:27 AM

Post #7707605

Golly, I am still not 100% certain where you stopped. Sounds like Flower Depot and Tommy's stuff is always very expensive. He would make his own Mother buy full price ;o))

Yes, he is very cute, Genna, and if I had a water feature, I would have to get a spitting duck!
tryliv
Booneville, MS

April 15, 2010
5:50 PM

Post #7708571

Genna, the concrete place is on Hwy 72 between memphis and Corinth. I think about halfway.
Sandra, do you know what town it is around?
Terrye

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

April 15, 2010
6:21 PM

Post #7708658

It is in the middle of no where, I don't think there is a town close to it.
obbirds
Olive Branch, MS

April 15, 2010
6:41 PM

Post #7708710

We used to call it Cotton Patch, but I'm like Sandra it's in the middle of no where.
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 15, 2010
7:39 PM

Post #7708891

Well, lets see if KA can get a hold of Rita and then maybe if I promise to be really good (riiiight) you could go by there, Bonnie.
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 16, 2010
4:48 AM

Post #7709406

I sent her a message, but no answer yet.
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 16, 2010
7:45 AM

Post #7709780

Heard from Rita, she had it, sold out , more came in, ready in a week or so, I asked if they would be ready by next saturday, she also mentioned having another GEORGIOUS one, too that's a new variety. we'll see, Saturday. got to run.
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

April 16, 2010
7:48 AM

Post #7709788

Guess she didn't say how much they were, huh ?
gen2026
Camden, AR

April 16, 2010
9:12 AM

Post #7709981

Has anyone ordered from that NewGardenPlants that Ruth gave the link to the petunia?? They have several things I am interested in. I don't normally buy annuals - so not sure how their prices compare - plus I would have to pay freight ... but we just don't have a good source for annuals around here! I just wondered if anyone had used them and what type of plants they received.



kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 16, 2010
10:39 AM

Post #7710192

No she didn't,

kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 16, 2010
10:52 AM

Post #7710227

Who all wanted the super tunia pretty much picasso?

Bonnie, 2
Kim 2
Charlotte2
Marilyn? need to ask Marilyn if she wanted it also.

I found some today


Bonnie, yours are a gift, (for feeding us ) That's not near enough payment either. but it's a start. Lol so you have to take two of them:0) and Kim I owe you l0.00 so you have to take 2 of them .

Charlotte asked for 2, and i'm checkign with marilyn, and I only have

Depends on how many marilyn wants, if she takes 2 there's


2 left. I kept 2

They were 3.75 a pot here's the pots.

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kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 16, 2010
10:56 AM

Post #7710236

So there are 2 unspoken for if marilyn wants those other two.


I also got plenty of the lime green nicotiana in 6 packs for 4.00 a 6 pack, if anybody wants me to divide and give you some of them, I got plenty. I think I bought 3 6 packs and I only need 4 or 5 plants.

here's a pic of them, they are blooming now, but will bloom again when they get taller, i've never seen them bloom this short. I think their good humming bird plants.

I figured marilyn may want to try one or two of these since she grows for the hummers and butterflies. anybody else going to rita's want to try one? their suppose to reseed, but my white ones haven't reseeded this year for me.

Now that gerber daisy isn't for sale LOL I just loved it, going to put it in the stacked pot arrangement. got a bunch of plants for some containers this year, maybe I won't over load the car at Rita's now, cause I'm think ing we're not going to have enough room, Danny's going to build me a shelf in the trunk so I can double up on the plant room ;0)

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kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 16, 2010
10:57 AM

Post #7710241

And if you want to see what else I got, you'll have to travel over to the chat forum where I'm goin g to post the rest of the photos. Just posted these here so I can bring them next week if you want them
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 16, 2010
11:08 AM

Post #7710279

KA, you don't owe me any money! I will pay for plants. Did the petunias come in 1 gallon pots? If they did, 3.75 is a wonderful price! But, I don't care if the came in a 1 teaspoon pot, I am thrilled to get them. Thank you so much!
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 16, 2010
11:12 AM

Post #7710291

LOL, in that case they came in teaspoon pots, he he. No their quart pots, and yes mam, I was going to buy you a plant anyways to pay you for those nugrapes, Cause after all, I made darren pay me HA!! i'm so bad,
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 16, 2010
11:14 AM

Post #7710297

LOL But, that is money for you to spend at Rita's! Well, we will argue about it on the way to Memphis ;o))
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 16, 2010
11:16 AM

Post #7710304

I guess it will give us something to chat about LOL


Got one supertunia left,

Sandra spoke up for one of the two.
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

April 16, 2010
11:21 AM

Post #7710327

Great KA - but oh no - you can't be giving me things. This isn't about that you know. You know we will argue about that too.
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

April 16, 2010
11:25 AM

Post #7710342

Oh - those tobacco plants bloom really good. I had some last year, but mine haven't come back either. Love that little gerber daisy.
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 16, 2010
11:28 AM

Post #7710349

Good grief, is everybody going to argue with me? I'm gonna get danny on here to let you both know who wins the arguments around here. NUFF SAID! I'm smiling as I say that .

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

April 16, 2010
11:32 AM

Post #7710360

I am planning on bringing something to Bonnie's too---my appetite !!! I have been wanting some good grilled stuff, but haven't felt like picking up a sack of charcoal yet this year. I can't wait for Paul's good cooking !
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

April 16, 2010
11:58 AM

Post #7710415

Too funny KA and Sandra. What time do you all think I need to plan on having dinner ready Friday ?
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 16, 2010
12:05 PM

Post #7710445

When ever you take us to your house bonnie. LOL what's after dabneys? any other little stops? we don't care when we eat, and we can leave it up in the air, and just help you do a little prep work to get dinner ready and we'll eat, when ever. we're an easy group.

so we can plan on going to your house after we know for sure all the nurseries are closed ha!!
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

April 16, 2010
12:09 PM

Post #7710458

Sounds like a plan to me. While everybody is outside walking around - I can just put stuff in the oven.
Menu (so far- I think)-- keeping it simple.
Smoked pork loin - with buns
slaw
cheesy grape salad
hashbrown pot. casserole
chips & dip
drinks
gen2026
Camden, AR

April 16, 2010
12:17 PM

Post #7710495

Ya'll are making me hungry...
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 16, 2010
1:07 PM

Post #7710614

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

April 16, 2010
1:55 PM

Post #7710734

Yummy!!!!!

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 16, 2010
2:48 PM

Post #7710911

I had that big nicotina last year and it looks like it has come back. I thought it was an annual. It had huge leaves and was very tall. What has come back is in the same spot and has huge leaves so don't know what else it could be but nicotina.
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

April 16, 2010
3:37 PM

Post #7711032

Kathy Ann, I am just today reading about the supertunias and yes I do want them and I'll take a couple of the nicotiana, too, if you have any left. I hope you have a spot ready for those milkweeds we ordered from Donna because those little buggers are growing like, well, weeds--milkweeds, that is! LOL I was going to get mine in the ground today but I worked all day outside yesterday and I am pooped today so I had to have a day of rest. Tomorrow is supposed to be cooler, anyway--70F instead of 87F which the temperature sign at the high school said today!
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 16, 2010
3:41 PM

Post #7711040

I haven't got rid of any of the nicotiana, will put you down for 2 of them if you want more just say so.

I'm going to scatter them around the gardens out back, I have some orange milk weed in several spots from last year, and only one little teeny tiny one is coming back this year. I am so very disapointed about that.

I bought 4 new ones this year, their still in pots cause they were dormant when I got them but their showing green now so they'll go into the ground soon, I'll share them with you when they multiply. that one that the lady at that native nursery gave me, has not come up yet, it looked promising though when I pulled the dirt off it. i've been checking it daily

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

April 16, 2010
3:48 PM

Post #7711050

I am thinking I lost one of my big lantanas too. One has one green limb coming out of it and the other has no sign of life--do any of you have leaves on yours yet?
I also lost a lot of my pink verbena. I have had it for years and I remember the tag said hardy to 15 degrees---I think we hit below that a couple of times this past winter.
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 16, 2010
4:16 PM

Post #7711120

I took some spring photos at the Old Mill this morning. Some of you saw it in the fall but not in bloom. I hope you enjoy.

http://picasaweb.google.com/i.am.duckmother/TheOldMill2010#5460854213084204418
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

April 16, 2010
4:59 PM

Post #7711234

Absolutely beautiful, Kim! You should make a calendar!!

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

April 16, 2010
5:04 PM

Post #7711246

It is so pretty in the spring, I knew it would be, as much work as you all have put in on it.
Great pictures. thanks Kim
Riverland
Northeast, LA
(Zone 8a)

April 16, 2010
5:42 PM

Post #7711339

Do you have any of the petunias left KA? I will take any that is left.
Riverland
Northeast, LA
(Zone 8a)

April 16, 2010
5:44 PM

Post #7711347

Kim those are beautiful. I lost my Ole Mill pictures when my backup hard drive crashed.

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 16, 2010
5:53 PM

Post #7711375

Beautiful pictures Kim!
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 16, 2010
6:28 PM

Post #7711476

Have one left cindy, i'll put you down for it.

duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 16, 2010
6:33 PM

Post #7711484

Thanks for the kind comments. I wanted to take a few from inside of the building but there were too many folks there. I had to stop every picture or two and wait for someone to take their pix and move along ;o)
savagegardener
Middleton, TN
(Zone 7a)

April 17, 2010
5:51 AM

Post #7712132

Where did you find them ...Kathy Ann ? You are good , aren't you ?

Maybe Rita will have some more ready by next week ... I am thinking I would like to get a couple ,too ... I will take some of the green nicotiana , if you have any left ? For some reason , Mine did not come back ?? HUMMM



duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 17, 2010
6:44 AM

Post #7712274

I have always been told that time moves too quickly and to never wish for time to hurry...but my gosh, it certainly is taking a long time for Friday to get here ;o))

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 17, 2010
6:49 AM

Post #7712284

Me too!! I have actually taken pictures of my empty pots and printed them out. Now I'm going to write the measurements on the sheets. I've never done this before!!! I usually just go buy a bunch of stuff I like and when I get home start figuring out what I'm going to do with it.!!!
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 17, 2010
7:14 AM

Post #7712323

I got them in Batesville, and she will have more, I think i bought her out LOL she's got more at her gh but that's not on the property of the nursery.

I'll put you down for some green nicotiana, how many did you want Sharon?

I just lucked out with those petunias is all, I know riverside gardens has some specialty plants sometimes, cause the guy that works in the greenhouse there, is also here on DG and has been to my greenhouse before also. he likes odd things.
Riverland
Northeast, LA
(Zone 8a)

April 17, 2010
9:22 AM

Post #7712575

Where is the nursery KA ? Don't I kinda go through Batesville on my way to Sandra's from here?
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 17, 2010
10:12 AM

Post #7712680

I don't know if you go through batesville or not Cindy, Maybe Sandra knows,

but when I go to batesville, you go down that really steep curvy mountain, it's the one where you have to go 35 or 40 LOL and you usually have to be towed up it in the icy winter months. after you godown that mountain, cross the river, and the nursery is the first stop light on the right, take that little road, and the first drive way on the right is Riverside gardens. There's 4 nurseries over there in batesville Tom thumb isn't a really good nursery though. River side and Plant life are the best over there.

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

April 17, 2010
11:29 AM

Post #7712831

Cindy, you go to Batesville MS--she is going to Batesville AR.
Batesville MS is where you get off 55 on to 6 to go to Pontotoc
We don't even have that little nursery in Ripley now, the new road going through there bought them out. I have to go to New Albany to find a nursery or Tupelo now.

I finished cleaning out in front of the house today and I am whooped !!
obbirds
Olive Branch, MS

April 17, 2010
11:38 AM

Post #7712852

I just back from spending the morning at Homestead. I wish the Friday people had time to go, but it would take up most of the day probably. Can't wait to see ya'll Friday evening at Bonnie's!!

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

April 17, 2010
11:52 AM

Post #7712895

So what did you get Kenny???
obbirds
Olive Branch, MS

April 17, 2010
11:54 AM

Post #7712901

Some ears, hosta, ferns and a few more things. I seem to find myself going there about once every few weeks. Atleast I have kicked my habit of stopping at Dabneys once a week.
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 17, 2010
12:05 PM

Post #7712920

We would like to see a list of the things that you purchased, Kenny ;o) There may be something that we need to slip out the door when you aren't looking!

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

April 17, 2010
1:01 PM

Post #7713039

You mean you found some ears you did not have already? WOW-that is amazing
Did you stop and get onion rings? Amanda is living out that way now, she is not very far from Hernando
obbirds
Olive Branch, MS

April 17, 2010
1:10 PM

Post #7713059

We did stop at The Dip and got a burger and rings. Also I found out that the 4 Seasons down the street from The Dip is owned by Homestead. We got 1 new ear and a few more mojitos since they where cheap.
tryliv
Booneville, MS

April 17, 2010
2:09 PM

Post #7713193

Kenny or Bonnie, does Dabeys have water hyacinths? I got mine last year at Homestead.
The nurseries in Tupelo aren't carrying them anymore since Mississippi outlawed them, so I'll have to get mine out of state.
I liked that nursery in Hernando. It was small nut had a lot to choose from. If they are owned by Homestead, I guess that is why.

Terrye

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 17, 2010
2:33 PM

Post #7713243

Terrye, they outlawed water hyacinths in Arkansas also. If you find a place in TN on Fri. I would like to have some also.
tryliv
Booneville, MS

April 17, 2010
4:24 PM

Post #7713514

I'll get some for you, Charlotte, if we find any.
I may have to start wintering mine over if they are going to get hard to get. The man at the nursery told me the winter over very easy. I just hate to mess with them.

Terrye

This message was edited Apr 17, 2010 6:26 PM

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 17, 2010
5:09 PM

Post #7713640

Thanks! I should have learned how to winter over.
tryliv
Booneville, MS

April 17, 2010
7:39 PM

Post #7714023

He said you can just put them in a bucket of water in the garage or where they won;t freeze and they will be fine all winter. I haven't tried it so I don't know for sure.
Terrye

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 17, 2010
7:47 PM

Post #7714041

I couple of years ago before it was banned I got a whole bunch from this lady that had a whole pond full of it she was trying to get rid off. Sure wish I had tried to over winter some then.
obbirds
Olive Branch, MS

April 17, 2010
10:05 PM

Post #7714356

I will look at Jim's Water Hyacinths. I know he just took them out of the greenhouse a few days ago, but if they are looking good I will bring ya'll a start. If you try to overwinter they rot easy, but usully a few make it.
tryliv
Booneville, MS

April 18, 2010
3:36 AM

Post #7714522

Thanks, Kenny!

terrye

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 18, 2010
5:32 AM

Post #7714679

Thanks a bunch Kenny!
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 18, 2010
5:35 AM

Post #7714684

Kenny, I am still waiting for a list of the plants that you purchased yesterday. ;o)) I really need to see which ones I want. lol
yardbird
Maben, MS
(Zone 7b)

April 18, 2010
7:30 AM

Post #7714886

Bonnie I'm bringing Kim's birthday cake to your house and can something else if u wish, it was so good to talk to you the other day.

Hugs


Kathy Ann if you have an extra tunia take it or maybe Rita will have them.

Ruth

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

April 18, 2010
7:37 AM

Post #7714904

It is good to know we can always count on Kenny to supply the illegal stuff !!!!!!!!!!!

Oh brother, I know I will pay for that, but I just can't keep my mouth shut
obbirds
Olive Branch, MS

April 18, 2010
8:10 AM

Post #7714963

Sandra there is always a dealer behind someones addiction. The problem is I'm addicted to the same thing I am supplying.
Kim I got 1 hosta (Stripetease), variegated horse tail rush, coleus, ears
( Mojito, borneo giant, and Thai beauty?) and a few more things.
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 18, 2010
4:12 PM

Post #7716030

OH MY! Kenny, you know I want a pup of those 3!!! lol

Queen Ruthie, you are too sweet.
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

April 20, 2010
5:34 AM

Post #7720434

Well, forsure Jim won't be joining us Friday or Saturday, and possibly not Kenny. They had to take Jim to E.R. Sunday, and got called back in on Monday. At first, they told them he had stage 4 colon cancer, but this was my email from Kenny this morning (from last nite).

"Of course the Doc came in right when we all left, but dad is staying. He said he felt much better after talking to the Doc. Seems like they are leaning towards Colon Cancer, but not definite until tests are done. There is a small spot on the liver, but dad said the Doc did not make a big deal of it. Sounded like it is in the beginning stages maybe so we will see. Maybe a surgery. Will be in the there for a week maybe.
As you know unless things are different I may not be with ya'll this weekend."

Still does not sound good - but better than the initial news.
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 20, 2010
5:55 AM

Post #7720478

OH NO! Kenny, please tell Jim that we are thinking about him and keeping him in prayers. We will miss not seeing you but we know the hospital is where you need to be. We love both of you and will be mentally sending warm hugs.

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

April 20, 2010
6:08 AM

Post #7720500

Yes, that does sound better, there are so many treatments available now.
Bonnie, please send our love and prayers along to them all.
Have you heard anything lately from Lee?

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 20, 2010
6:15 AM

Post #7720527

Kenny so sorry to hear about Jim!! Let him know we are thinking about him.and praying for him. Will certainly miss seeing you all but do understand that you need to be at the hospital.
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

April 20, 2010
6:24 AM

Post #7720567

Sandra - oddly, Kenny & Jim were just visiting Lee in ICU last week. Not looking good for him. Life is sooo precious.
gen2026
Camden, AR

April 20, 2010
6:25 AM

Post #7720569

So sorry to hear about Jim - but hope the news continues to improve. Don't know why the doctors sometimes seem to give the worst possible senario at the beginning. Sending prayers and hugs your way! Please keep us posted.

Genna
gen2026
Camden, AR

April 20, 2010
6:25 AM

Post #7720571

Who is Lee?
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

April 20, 2010
6:27 AM

Post #7720575

Not to get too off the subject here Genna - Lee is a friend of Kenny & Jim's that visited Sandra one day. He really loved spending that little time with Sandra (but who doesn't)? lol.

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

April 20, 2010
6:43 AM

Post #7720618

We are not worried about getting off subject here, we are still talking about our friends and I consider Lee one of our friends too.
I am sorry to hear that he is on the decline.
Bonnie you are so right-life is precious, and so are all of our friends. I made a post on both of our prayer threads and added a picture of Jim, I "borrowed" from Kenny's FB page.
Please keep us up to date on Jim when you hear anything.
gen2026
Camden, AR

April 20, 2010
6:54 AM

Post #7720640

Thanks... I just hadn't seen that name on our prayer list so I just wondered who we were talking about.

Friends are very precious... and I try to thank God daily for my DG friends! Feel like I have known a lot of you most of my life when in reality it has only been a couple of years! I will be praying for Jim and their friend Lee.

Hope as they do more tests that they hear more encouraging news.

Genna
Riverland
Northeast, LA
(Zone 8a)

April 20, 2010
6:55 AM

Post #7720642

I am so sorry to hear such dire news but doctors are human and can be very wrong. I will be praying that things are not as bad as seemed. Please tell Jim he will be missed. Kenny and Bonnie both of you are such wonderful loyal friends to Jim. I know that is a tremendous comfort to him. I am sure being in the hospital closed off from nature is a tough pill for him to swallow too. He is about the closest I have ever come to knowing a person who has found his niche in nature. In comparison to him we just play at it. God Bless him and keep him in comfort and peace of mind.
Kenny I hope you can join us for at least a meal. If not you will be missed too.
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

April 20, 2010
6:59 AM

Post #7720650

Very well said, Cindy. Thank you.

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 20, 2010
7:00 AM

Post #7720652

That was very well said Cindy!
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

April 20, 2010
7:21 AM

Post #7720686

I guess I just always figured Jim would live to be 100 because I figured he could "live off the land" if he had to. We just never know what our "our cards" have in store for us though do we ?

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

April 20, 2010
8:22 AM

Post #7720809

We tend to think that everyone we love with always be with us. I think that is the normal mind set for most of us anyway. You are so right, our lives can change in the blink of an eye.
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

April 20, 2010
11:18 AM

Post #7721272

So sorry to hear about Jim and I agree completely with what Cindy said. I am adding Jim to my prayer list, too.
obbirds
Olive Branch, MS

April 20, 2010
9:19 PM

Post #7722903

THANK YOU ALL. I have told him about ya'lls posts. Just got in and will be back in the morning for the colonoscopy which will tell them what is going on. We changed hospital's last night (Monday) and this place it Great. The Doc's have not even mentioned Stage 4. This was odd to us yesterday since they had not done anything other then a CAT scan. The Doc's nurse today said if anything she felt it would be Stage 1. They said they are not even sure what it is even though I feel like they are leaning towards some towards some type of cancer. They had a case like this last week and there was nothing wrong which was encouraging. The Doc came in before I left tonight and said his blood showed no cancer cells either which was also good news. So there is a chance he may be home tomorrow night, otherwise they will do surgery Thur or Fri. Depending how things go maybe I can see ya'll either Fri or Sat. Thanks.
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 21, 2010
4:31 AM

Post #7723352

Seems your blood would have to show some sort of cancer cells to have any kind of cancer. My mom had colon cancer. I'm hoping for no cancer at all Kenny. That no cancer cells to me would be AWESOME news!

yardbird
Maben, MS
(Zone 7b)

April 21, 2010
5:20 AM

Post #7723452

Kenny please tell Jim I love him and will be praying they will not find cancer.

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 21, 2010
5:38 AM

Post #7723510

The no cancel cells in the blood sounds like very good news to me also. Praying that it will not be cancer and that he will be able to go home soon.
gen2026
Camden, AR

April 21, 2010
6:26 AM

Post #7723649

So glad that you got some good news! and that you are happier with the new hospital and staff. Praying the test goes well today and that the results are good.
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

April 21, 2010
9:36 AM

Post #7724166

Good news about the no cancer in the blood and also about the new hospital, etc. Prayers continue!
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

April 21, 2010
1:53 PM

Post #7724900

Sharon... are you and Max still coming into town on Friday ?

No word yet on what is forsure on the colon. When I last talked to Kenny - the nurse that was seeing to Jim said that it was a mass of cancer - but Kenny is waiting to talk to the doctor.
tryliv
Booneville, MS

April 21, 2010
5:15 PM

Post #7725402

Just saw the news about Jim. Such terrible news...
Kenny, please tell Jim he is in my thoughts and prayers. I will miss seeing him this weekend and you , if you can't make it.

Terrye
obbirds
Olive Branch, MS

April 21, 2010
8:17 PM

Post #7726007

Well like Bonnie mentioned it is a large mass blocking part of his intestines so that is what was causing the pain. The Doc said that there is no way to know much of anything else until they get in and look around. He said they would need to see if it was isolated or not. If so they will just remove it followed by Chemo. Otherwise they will just need to see what is going on in there and go from there. Surgery is possible Friday otherwise they will probably dismiss him over the weekend and bring him back in next week. For someone who has never seen a doctor before he is being an awesome patient.

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

April 21, 2010
8:20 PM

Post #7726021

Tell him we are still praying and sending our love to him, if I can help in any way, please let me know.
gen2026
Camden, AR

April 21, 2010
8:34 PM

Post #7726064

Never seen a doctor???? Boy, I bet there aren't many people that can say that - (at least not in the US)...

I bet being hospitalized is really tramatic... Prayers continuing. Hope they are able to work him in tomorrow so he doesn't have to be in such pain over the weekend.

Genna
gen2026
Camden, AR

April 21, 2010
8:34 PM

Post #7726065

Never seen a doctor???? Boy, I bet there aren't many people that can say that - (at least not in the US)...

I bet being hospitalized is really tramatic... Prayers continuing. Hope they are able to work him in tomorrow so he doesn't have to be in such pain over the weekend.

Genna
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

April 22, 2010
6:15 AM

Post #7726616

The NWS has issued this about the weather this Friday night and Saturday. It doesn't sound good for our trip to Rita's. What is the forecast in the Jackson area?
...SEVERE WEATHER POSSIBLE FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT...THEN A MAJOR
SEVERE WEATHER OUTBREAK EXPECTED SATURDAY...

A COMPLEX WEATHER SITUATION IS UNFOLDING FOR FRIDAY AND SATURDAY.
A WARM...MOIST...AND UNSTABLE AIRMASS WILL OVERTAKE THE MIDSOUTH
FRIDAY AFTERNOON. THIS UNSTABLE AIRMASS IN COMBINATION WITH
STRENGTHENING WIND SHEAR COULD CAUSE SOME SEVERE STORMS TO DEVELOP
LATE FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND PERSIST THROUGH LATE FRIDAY EVENING.
THE UNCERTAINTY OF FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT HINGES ON WHETHER AN
UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE CAN TRIGGER THUNDERSTORMS. HOWEVER...ANY
THUNDERSTORM THAT MANAGES TO DEVELOP DURING THIS TIME HAS A GOOD
CHANCE OF BECOMING SEVERE WITH DAMAGING WINDS AND LARGE HAIL GIVEN
ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS.
THE SEVERE THREAT INCREASES MARKEDLY SATURDAY AS A RAPIDLY
STRENGTHENING SURFACE LOW TRACKS FROM SOUTH TEXAS TO SOUTHERN
ILLINOIS. A MAJOR SEVERE WEATHER OUTBREAK IS LIKELY TO UNFOLD
BY LATE SATURDAY MORNING ACROSS MOST OF THE MIDSOUTH. THE BEST
CHANCE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS SATURDAY WILL BE ALONG AND EAST OF
THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER. EVEN STRONGER WIND SHEAR AND A CONTINUATION
OF UNSTABLE CONDITIONS COULD PRODUCE TORNADOES...LARGE HAIL...AND
WIDESPREAD WIND DAMAGE WITH STORMS. FLASH FLOODING WILL ALSO BE
POSSIBLE.
THE BEST WINDOW FOR SEVERE WEATHER WILL BE FROM 4 PM TO MIDNIGHT
FRIDAY...AND FROM 10 AM TO 7 PM SATURDAY.

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 22, 2010
6:48 AM

Post #7726707

I checked the weather forecast yesterday too but didn't find the detail you just did. Hopefully it want be as bad as that sounds. We will just have to take our time!
savagegardener
Middleton, TN
(Zone 7a)

April 22, 2010
6:50 AM

Post #7726718

OM , goodness!!!...90 % chance of rain and severe thunderstorms ... If I thought it was just going to be rain, we could shop with umbrellas at Rita's , plus all the GH are indoors ...but talk of wind shear, large hail, severe thunderstorms and tornadoes... that talk scares me .. and especially for folks driving a long way

Some folks are probably already on their way... Cindy from LA... I hate for us to change plans mid stream , but Max suggested Rita's on Friday.. to avoid the possibility of that bad weather and insuring folks can get back home before the nasty stuff starts up. What does everyone else think ?
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

April 22, 2010
10:01 AM

Post #7727258

I'm not a scaredy-cat when it comes to weather but it does pay to be cautious. It would be nice if everyone could go to Rita's on Friday but I know that Loretta, who is riding with Charlotte and me, could not go till Saturday--she has to work. It appears that once we get across the Mississippi River that the threat of the bad storms will lessen. The information above doesn't say that bad storms will develop, just that conditions may be very favorable for them to. Soooo, we will just have to stay tuned and see.
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 22, 2010
1:33 PM

Post #7727779

Kim and I are still coming on friday and saturday. we'll go to dabneys and we're going on to good winds, then to bonnies if she's still going to have us LOL and then to Rita's on Saturday. Last time I canceled out on a storm that storm was not nearly as bad as they predicted and I missed out on the opportunity. WE're just going to go and be careful on our drive.
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 22, 2010
3:03 PM

Post #7727976

Has anyone heard from Charlotte? I want to make certain that she is coming because she is giving a duck a ride home. lol Melody is bringing me one. If there is any chance that she is not coming, I need to tell Melody's MIL not to send it.

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 22, 2010
3:33 PM

Post #7728049

Yes I'm here!! Been gone all day! I'm the driver so definitely plan on going! I have a list started and the pictures of my pots! We will just need to watch the weather. If it gets too bad while we are driving, can always pull over and take a potty break for a little bit.
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 22, 2010
3:37 PM

Post #7728062

Okay, I guess ducky will still have a ride ;o)

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 22, 2010
3:40 PM

Post #7728064

Yeb!
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

April 22, 2010
3:45 PM

Post #7728075

Charlotte - I will dmail you my phone #'s in case you get caught in Memphis area then you can do a pit-stop at my house until it blows over if you have to...

... and yes KA - it is still on for tomorrow. Have talked to Ruth - she and Lamar are coming straight to my house, but I think Sandra's crew is meeting ya'll at Dabney's last I heard. KA and Kim - do ya'll still have my phone #'s ?

Jim's surgery is tomorrow. Lets all pray and hope that the cancer hasn't spread and that they can get it all.
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 22, 2010
3:49 PM

Post #7728080

Amen, Bonnie!

I have your numbers somewhere...but you may need to dmail them to me just in case.
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 22, 2010
3:55 PM

Post #7728095

I still have your phone number Bonnie, you have mine?

n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

April 22, 2010
3:56 PM

Post #7728100

dmail me yours just in case. I think I may have changed phones, and I lost alot of them.
yardbird
Maben, MS
(Zone 7b)

April 22, 2010
4:37 PM

Post #7728194

We may not make it this week-end don't want to be on the road in bad weather will let u know what we plans are in the morning.

Ruth
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

April 22, 2010
4:41 PM

Post #7728208

Our local weather guy just said that we will have a possibility of thunderstorms late tomorrow afternoon on through to midnight and then they will clear on out for a little while. Saturday morning should be okay but the storms are coming back into eastern Arkansas on Saturday afternoon. I'm going to check the forecast for Jackson, TN and see what the NWS is saying about their weather.

I just checked and Jackson's forecast is virtually the same as ours. This storm will be stretching across a good portion of the south. This front is now over the plains states and is moving to the east. I am going to keep an eye on things and make my decision on Friday night. I think we might have a "window" of fairly calm weather on Saturday morning but they are predicting that it will come back in again around noon on Saturday for eastern Arkansas and also for western Tennessee which would not be good for our return trip home. I'm not going on this trip to buy plants, anyway, so I may choose to opt out and just see everyone at Jeri's. I'll let you know early tomorrow night, Charlotte, if I decide not to go. I also hope Loretta is reading these posts because she is supposed to come to my house on Saturday morning around 6 a.m.

This message was edited Apr 22, 2010 6:54 PM

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 22, 2010
7:05 PM

Post #7728642

I've been busy all day trying to make some money to spend on plants!!! Then right after I got home I had to work with the sprinkler man. My next door neighbor had a problem and had called them and I had told him to send them over to my house when they finished with his. I had a broken head and wanted some minor tuneups to several areas. I had a spot in the back that wasn't getting any water and I wanted him to change out the type head and adjust several other heads. All set now!!!

I went out tonight and measured all my pots and made a list of others I didn't take pictures of. Have phone numbers. Have a list of some plants I'm interested in. Have made myself a note for some things I need to take. Have address of Randolphs and I have printed out directions. Think I'm set!!! Hopefully the weather want be too bad.
gen2026
Camden, AR

April 22, 2010
8:16 PM

Post #7728861

I hope that ya'll have a safe trip. I know you will have lots of fun, and I hope the weather cooperates with you! Here they have changed the start time of the conference track meet to 1:00 p.m. instead of 10:00 a.m.!! They rescheduled trying to work around the predicted weather - but that change wiped both girls out of attending the track meet since the prom is that evening. Conference is about 1.5 hrs away! With hair appts at 2:45 - there was NO WAY... Kyle is still planning to go but he will only be able to pole vault - he will not be able to wait and compete in 300m hurdles because he wouldn't make prom! I hate that because he placed 3rd in state last year as a sophomore ... but maybe next year!

I kinda laughed when I read Marilyn's forecast that she posted since it says the storms will be starting back up around noon ... considering they moved the start time to 1... sure hope they don't have to postpone it to an even later time...

Sure hope at least that it is out of this area by prom walk in - it was POURING last year for prom and it was awful !!

Ya'll have lots of fun - and buy some plants in my honor since I can't attend. Eventually I AM going to get to Rita's!
^_^

Be safe - and be sure to post pics to rub it in when you get back!
Genna
savagegardener
Middleton, TN
(Zone 7a)

April 22, 2010
8:38 PM

Post #7728932

OK... we will be there ... what time are we meeting at Dabney's? Is it 11 AM ?

mother in law , Carolyn may decide to tag along

Yall be careful, see ya tomorrow or Saturday
Sharon
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 22, 2010
9:15 PM

Post #7729021

I'm pretty sure that's the time we're meeting there. kim and I will be there as soon as drive time allows us. probably right at ll:00
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 23, 2010
3:23 AM

Post #7729275

I'm probably going to be sorry i'm up so early. But i can't go back to sleep now.

See you guys soon. Hope the weather cooperates for us
tryliv
Booneville, MS

April 23, 2010
3:28 AM

Post #7729280

Me, too, KA. Don't buy Dabney's out if you get there before we do! lol
See you soon.

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

April 23, 2010
3:54 AM

Post #7729306

I am awake. I got up around 5:15. Jeff is patiently awaiting his coffee and then we will start our day. See y'all in a little while.
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 23, 2010
4:13 AM

Post #7729325

Your up mighty early!! good! Get down here LOL

I'm ready to go .
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 23, 2010
5:12 AM

Post #7729404

Here we go...

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


April 23, 2010
5:52 AM

Post #7729491

I'm still headed to Rita's in the morning...with Kim's ducks.

I don't have her cell number and missed her yesterday. If someone talks to her tell her I'm headed out in the morning and should be at Rita's somewhere around 10.

I did the Quilt Show all day in Paducah so didn't stop in here yesterday.

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 23, 2010
5:59 AM

Post #7729510

Will do. The ducks are riding back with me since I'm going to be in a truck and will have more room than their car.
Ems_Garden
Slidell, LA
(Zone 8b)

April 23, 2010
6:48 AM

Post #7729649

Have fun ladies and be safe - hope the weather's not too bad. Looking forward to pictures when ya'll get back! Wish I were with ya'll!
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

April 23, 2010
7:57 AM

Post #7729815

Wish you were coming Em ! Would love to spend some more time with ya.

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


April 23, 2010
2:10 PM

Post #7730689

Well, I'm going to beg out of this trip.
The weather just isn't looking like it will co-operate and I know my husband would worry about me all day.

What I would like to do is invite everyone up here sometime in June. We'd do a day of activities and have a big time. Bluegrass Gardens Daylilies is less than 20 miles from my house and it is gorgeous in June.

I'm really sorry to miss this one, but I think it is best for me to stick closer to home tomorrow.
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

April 23, 2010
5:01 PM

Post #7731007

Just checking in and making sure you other Little Rock gals are still coming. Marilyn -- are you coming ??? We know Charlotte will be coming with Loretta at least, huh ? We are all still at my house and having a ball. Wish you were all here. The new DG member - Westtngal even came and visited. Can't wait for everyone else to meet her.

This message was edited Apr 23, 2010 8:17 PM

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 23, 2010
5:39 PM

Post #7731109

Still planning on coming. Loretta and my friend Sarah will be with me. Hopefully Marilyn will decided to go. She hasn't made her final decision. She said she would let me know in the morning. Don't buy everything before we get there!!!
gen2026
Camden, AR

April 23, 2010
8:29 PM

Post #7731510

They are saying now that they think MOST of tomorrow will be fairly clear ... another round of Tstorms going thru this area now, but it has been clear here for the past 6 hrs or more... Hope this is the last round for tonight. Kyle is on the way home from his girlfriend's house and it is hailing on him!!!

Hope ya'll have fun! have a safe trip!

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

April 24, 2010
5:03 PM

Post #7733697

OMG -- 2 days of "friend-fun" --- I am overwhelmed.
If you didn't come - you really missed out on it. I am sooo afraid we don't have any pictures, because I think the only one that even took time to take pictures was Cindy, and I don't recall her having her camera out much.

Hope everyone makes it home safely !

p.s. - when traveling thru Memphis to get to Hernando - we liked to have lost KA & Kim in the rains. It was horrible !
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

April 24, 2010
5:54 PM

Post #7733896

Forgot - I do have 1 small group picture that was taken at my house before Sharon, Carolyn, Max and Kristy got there. We should have taken another picture after everyone was there.

from left to right...
Terrye, Sandra, me, Kim, Kathy Ann, and Cindy.

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kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 24, 2010
6:40 PM

Post #7734035

I am home. I had a super time, Bonnie you are a special lady to take such good care of us Friday. You fixed a fabulous meal . I don't know what we'd do without you in our lives.

We had a great time visiting. Missed most of the rains, Except that semi truck that dumped a swimming pool of water onto my car on the high way. I think I aged l0 years then.

On the way home I swirved to miss a turtle in the road, he lived, mixed nuts flew all over the car.

When I got home, I find that the hot water heater broke and Danny spent all day today sucking water out of the carpet in the hall way and we have no hot water till monday. He rearranged my bedroom/sewing area, and WOW, That man can organize. He needs to do the rest of the house too. Since I don't seem to have the time or desire to .

I'm thinking Kim forgot some of her plants in the car cause there's an aweful lot out there still, I hope I didn't buy all those ha!

We had some valuable needed rain here , things seemed to have grown a foot while I was gone. got a chance to look a t the back yard before I went in.

yes for those that didn't come, You missed a fabulous time. We went down to homestead after Rita's instead of eating at our usual place, that place was huge. Had some rain at Rita's but it didn't last long and we drove through some bad rains on the way to homestead, but it didn't last too long either. So we missed the major stuff all together, and we've been blessed today by just that alone.

I had a great time visiting with Everybody. Best group of friends a person can have are all right here!

This message was edited Apr 24, 2010 9:18 PM
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

April 24, 2010
7:12 PM

Post #7734137

So glad you posted that you are both at home. Did Charlotte follow you ? Hope they made it ok too.
You are too kind with what you say. It all goes both ways, you know. Kim and I talked about how wonderful our friendships are.
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

April 24, 2010
7:13 PM

Post #7734143

I just got back about 20 minutes ago from meeting Loretta at Wendy's to pick up the plants Kathy Ann sent me. Thanks so much, Kathy Ann! and thank you, Loretta, for bringing the plants to me. I will do my best to get them all planted tomorrow afternoon. Kathy Ann, we will make arrangements for me to get your milkweed and other plants to you one day this next week. If you will let me know when you are going to be in Searcy, I can bring the plants to you there. Just let me know. Loretta said you all had a good time. I'm glad, and hopefully I will be able to make it next year. In any case I am looking forward to seeing everyone at Jeri's in May!
tryliv
Booneville, MS

April 24, 2010
7:47 PM

Post #7734234

We three made it home safe and sound and only a little worse for wear! lol It was a great weekend , with wonderful friends.

Bonnie, I had such a good time at your house Friday. A perfect visit...
I second what KA said, You are a very special friend and a very special person!

Tell Paul again that the food was so good. Got to get Ray one of those smokers.

It was great to see everyone again and to meet some for the first time, Kristi and Sarah.

And again I managed to come home with more plants than I intended, especially thanks to Kenny!

Got home to find out we barely got any rain out of that system and the top of the ground here is already dry!

terrye

duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 24, 2010
7:48 PM

Post #7734235

I just got home. Unloaded my wonderful haul...plants and other goodies.

Bonnie, you and Paul showed us such a magnificent time! The food was out of this world! You both are super-duper people. OH WAIT! I forgot to bring home my new dog...oh well, I will get Milla next trip.

I feel like the luckiest person on earth. Mostly because all of you make me laugh so hard my sides hurt! I love you all just like my family...even more than some of my family. LOL Thank you all for celebrating with me!

I got all kinds of gifts for my b-day and Bonnie had balloons lining the driveway, I felt so loved. Even had a birthday cake with "happy birthday duckmother" on it. I know Ruth and Lamar really enjoyed the other cake ;o) We missed y'all...as we did the rest of you that did not make it. Bonnie, I am going to open basket as soon as I send this! Cindy, I cannot wait to wear the gloves...maybe tomorrow. Sharon, please tell MIL how much we enjoyed having her company...she is a hoot. Charlotte, please tell Sara the same, and to join us at the next RU. Christy, you come too! Kenny, thanks for EEs! I am so glad that we got to spend a little time with you...please give Jim my love. KA, thanks for driving and the present. I had such a great time with you. We shop very well together ;o) Take good care of that mother fern! hahaha I am so glad the little box turtle survived, even if the nuts didn't. I hope tomorrow is fairly warm and maybe the shower will not be too cold. Please tell Danny that when he has finished organizing your home, to head over here and organize mine!

I will take a picture of all the great things that I acquired from friends, nurseries and the pottery store (I could have stayed in there for hours!).

Loretta, let us know when you get home...you have pretty far drive. Cindy, you be careful driving home, too.

As always, it was so nice seeing everyone and power nursery shopping with you! Lets do it again...

This message was edited Apr 24, 2010 9:49 PM

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 24, 2010
7:53 PM

Post #7734252

I'm home!! I had to fix DH a quick sandwich and then I unloaded my truck!! Ran through grabbing stuff in such a hurry , just had to see what I bought. I found some really neat stuff!!! So much fun seeing everyone!!!! Bonnie thanks for taking us down to Homestead it was worth the mad dash through Memphis ! Boy was I glad I was following you. I didn't have a clue where we were. I told Sarah and Loretta that if I had to get out of there myself I would have to stop and ask for help because I was totally lost!!
Sarah really had a great time too! She kept saying "I love it, I love it!" It was wonderful seeing everyone and am looking forward to being able to spend more time visiting when we go to Jeri's. You all are a wonderful bunch of folks!!!!
lorettad
Batesville, AR
(Zone 7a)

April 24, 2010
8:23 PM

Post #7734345

I'm home, also. Had a wonderful time. Left all my things in the car until tomorrow. Charlotte thank you very much for driving. It's so nice seeing everyone again.

Have a good night

Loretta
crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 25, 2010
8:02 AM

Post #7735287

I am so glad you all had a great time and didn't get into the bad weather!!!! I was thinking about all of you yesterday being out there and I think I would have chickened out even if I hadn't had the conference. Put tornadoes in and I'm pretty much out!

Glad you had a great birthday cake Kim! Awesome!!

You all look so ready to shop! I can't wait to see more pics!
gen2026
Camden, AR

April 25, 2010
7:55 PM

Post #7737105

So glad everyone got home safe! Sounds like you had a great time ... I am sure you did!!

Can't wait til Jeri's...

genna
Riverland
Northeast, LA
(Zone 8a)

April 25, 2010
10:41 PM

Post #7737521

I got home from Sandra's about 8:30 tonight. I have been washing clothes and watering plants for hours. That's not touching the plants that are in the car. from this trip. 4 days away makes for a lot of work when you get home. It is worth it. I enjoyed every minute away.
Sandra and Jerry always make me feel right at home. She is not doing to well right now so y'all remember her in prayer. The three days of nursery hopping was just too much for her back.
Bonnie everytime I think back to that first seed swap at Terrye's that I sat down next to you , Sandra, and Ruth. I give thanks. You have been wonderful friends to me. I could never thank you enough. You and Paul were very gracious to open up your home to this crazy bunch. The laughter and love we share is the best medicine for our souls. I always look forward to the laughter almost as much as the FOOD. Paul outdid himself on that tenderloin. Your grape salad was wonderful.
All of you who could not be with us , you were missed. Maybe sometime tomorrow I can convert my pictures so you can see Bonnie's beautiful yard. I am off to bed kinda tired . Cindy

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 26, 2010
6:29 AM

Post #7738033

At 12:41 am I bet you are tired!!! So glad you made it home safely. Sorry to hear Sandra is not doing well, but thanks for letting us know that. Sorry I didn't get a chance to visit more on this trip, but I'm looking forward to Jeri's RU and spending some time with you before hand. This is a laughing group, and laughter is so great for the body and soul!!! I got some pots finished yesterday and have all my plants sitting in the bed where I want them and now I've got to go out and get them actually in the ground.
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

April 26, 2010
7:09 AM

Post #7738158

We need to start a new thread of all the things we purchased, rec'd and our pots we made up... Charlotte, when you get a chance - why don't you show us yours ? ...

Paul and I sat in front of our window this morning drinking our coffee, worrying about Sandra. I sure hope she gets some relief. Maybe just sitting on her kahunkus will do her some good for a few days.

So glad you made it home Cindy. Everytime I thought about asking you when you were planning on heading home... I apparently went in another direction. I sure hope you get some rest before you get out there. I spent the day with Kenny and Jim yesterday - so I got me some-more "friend" fix. Was sooo good to see Jim. They are putting him on soft foods now, so hopefully pretty soon - he will be able to regain some of his strength.

Everything you have all said about our visit was so kind. I sincerely enjoyed every minute of it. Just wish EVERYBODY could have had the fun that we all share.

This message was edited Apr 26, 2010 9:14 AM
Ems_Garden
Slidell, LA
(Zone 8b)

April 26, 2010
7:22 AM

Post #7738209

Have enjoyed reading everyone's posts about the fun trip and all the plants - can't wait to see pics. Am thankful that everyone made it home safe and sound. So sorry to hear that Sandra is suffering now - feel better soon Sandra!!

Bonnie - whats going on with Jim - only thing I saw was that he was in the hospital and they had discovered cancer, but nothing after that. So happy to hear that he is out of the hospital and was able to visit with you.
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

April 26, 2010
7:30 AM

Post #7738252

Hey Em. Well, Jim isn't out of the hospital yet. Guess maybe I should start a thread about his situation, but was hoping Kenny would have time sooner or later to do it. I am hoping he can come home by the weekend. I think they are waiting for the results of his lymph nodes. Don't know what they will do next, except wait for him to recover well enough to start his chemo.

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 26, 2010
7:38 AM

Post #7738282

OK Bonnie I'll start it. Here is one group of plants I bought. I lot of this group came from Rita's.

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cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 26, 2010
7:40 AM

Post #7738290

Here is the rest. I remember where I got some, some I don't - some I don't even know what I bought! I just liked the leaf!

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cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 26, 2010
7:43 AM

Post #7738305

By the way the 3 clay pots in the background did not come from the shopping trip!! They contain hibiscus "sticks" from some plants I bought last year. I kept them in a heated room that never went below 40 degrees but they look pretty dead to me. Just leaving them there for a few weeks to see if anything happens, ha ha

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 26, 2010
7:46 AM

Post #7738321

Here is one of the pots. Should look a lot different as it grows and fills out.

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cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 26, 2010
7:50 AM

Post #7738332

Here is another one. You can't see it very well, but on the left side the stuff close to the edge is peacock moss fern I'm going to try to get to drape over the edge. It needs to grow some more.

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cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 26, 2010
7:53 AM

Post #7738339

This is what I did with my Rita's Gold fern. The green fern I just dug out of the yard. I am going to try to get creeping jenny to grow draping over the coco mat stuff. You can see a little bit of it now. I probably need to add some more.
I hearing out to plant!

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

April 26, 2010
8:41 AM

Post #7738524

Very nice, Charlotte! Your potted plants are looking good now and will be even prettier as they grow and fill out. Don't give up on your hibiscus. I had two that Kathy Ann gave me which I thought were dead and they are now both putting out green leaves. Some plants are just later in coming back in the spring.
I would be outside planting the plants that Kathy Ann sent me but mine and Charlotte's trays accidentally got mixed up--she has mine and I have hers--so I will have to wait until we can meet and exchange trays! LOL

I'm so sorry that Sandra's back is giving her so much trouble. She will continue to be on my prayer list every night. Feel better soon, Sandra!
tryliv
Booneville, MS

April 26, 2010
8:47 AM

Post #7738547

I just talked to Sandra and her internet is down. I got worried after she hadn't posted since the trip. Especially since I knew she wasn't feeling well.
She is doing okay but taking it easy. This trip was rough on her back.

Charlotte, your pots look great! Rita's Gold is always an eye-catcher.

I got my annual in pots and in the ground but my perennials are still in the pots. Got to work on them today after work. My problem was after I got everything unloaded and went to pot things up , I forgot which ones I had picked out to go together. lol So my arrangements wound up looking different than I planned.

terrye

This message was edited Apr 26, 2010 11:04 AM
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

April 26, 2010
8:49 AM

Post #7738553

Wow Charlotte - you have been a busy bee. Great job on the pots. It will be good later to look back on how the pots started and how they look in a couple months, maybe a couple weeks even. You got alot - and some of those plants, I never saw them at either place. Funny - I am sure I could go back today and see different things than what I saw the other day.

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 26, 2010
8:54 AM

Post #7738573

Marilyn these are tropical hibiscus not the hardy ones so I'm afraid they are probably goners but I'm gona wait a while and see if a miracle happens. I will try to trade trays with you today. Maybe this afternoon, if you are going to be at home. Will give you a call.
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

April 26, 2010
8:57 AM

Post #7738580

Okay, Charlotte. I will be home. Just give me a call when you are ready. :o))
yardbird
Maben, MS
(Zone 7b)

April 26, 2010
9:18 AM

Post #7738642

We hate we had to beg off but us old folks just didn't want to be in any bad weather away for home. lol I thought about you guys all week-end and all the fun I was missing!

Ruth
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

April 26, 2010
9:21 AM

Post #7738652

Ruth, besides, with you having had pneumonia recently, you didn't need to be out in all that wet weather!

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


April 26, 2010
9:32 AM

Post #7738696

Glad to see you're all right Ruth...from the radar, it looked pretty scary over near you.

I hated to miss the trip, but felt that I shouldn't be out on the roads. There was some damage reported between my house and Jackson on the road I would have taken. We had 2 big storms come through here, but other than a barn being struck by lightning (and burning,) limbs down and shutters blown off seemed to be the worst damage.

Looks like some great stuff ya'll got!
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 26, 2010
12:35 PM

Post #7739208

NEW thread!!!


http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1091574/

Beautiful pics, Charlotte when you get a chance, could you post them over on this new thread too so we can talk about them over there,


Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


April 27, 2010
9:21 AM

Post #7742096

I'm so sorry I couldn't make it...I really wanted to be there, but somehow the thought of me driving into a potential storm didn't thrill my family.
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 27, 2010
11:06 AM

Post #7742407

That's okay, Terry. Several decided to stay home. Of course, we did not get any bad storms...there were a few thunder storms. Maybe, next year!
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

April 27, 2010
11:11 AM

Post #7742424

When we got out of the car, I saw Rita's DH just shaking his head like we were all "nuts" for coming. lol.
He said "welcome to Rita's river" !! Most everybody just rolled their pants up and waded thru the puddles.
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 27, 2010
11:15 AM

Post #7742435

Yeah, one of the ladies working there said, "I am sorry the weather is so bad for y'alls visit." I said, "Oh well, we cannot plant in it, so you might as well shop in it!" She told me I was a true gardener. lol

My pants finally dried at Homestead...
Riverland
Northeast, LA
(Zone 8a)

April 27, 2010
6:53 PM

Post #7743670

When on the way home I was in Yazoo County and could not believe the destruction of the trees both sides of 55 north. I real big twister went through there. This picture is not real clear but it shows the twister just before it took out the plant in Tallulah La. I did not take the picture don't know who did. I drove through there after the storm too.

Thumbnail by Riverland
Click the image for an enlarged view.

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 27, 2010
7:00 PM

Post #7743685

That tornado picture is incredible!!
So glad you all took pictures of the containers. I was whizzing through so fast I didn't see any of those containers!!
Bonnie your gardens are beautiful. I love the old wrought iron fence pieces and love your pot man sitting up in the tree!! Wish I could have seen it this time. But will have to make another trip by to see everything.
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

April 27, 2010
7:27 PM

Post #7743772

Thank you Charlotte. When I look at any of the pictures though, all I see is what didn't get done.lol.

We really could do a full day in Memphis sometime and maybe end up at Homestead.
obbirds
Olive Branch, MS

April 27, 2010
7:48 PM

Post #7743837

The pics are great. Bonnie maybe not this weekend, but the next we can come over or better you can come down here and we can put you to work.
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

April 27, 2010
7:51 PM

Post #7743842

Kenny - you and Jim were the inspiration... or the challenge. lol. You didn't think we could come close to having it done. There was still alot to do - but it was somewhat presentable.

Did Jim make it home ? I bet he was wore out from the travel and getting settled in.
obbirds
Olive Branch, MS

April 27, 2010
7:59 PM

Post #7743852

He is wore out. It will take a few days to get over just laying in a bed for over a week. Him and Kim are staying here. She will go home Thur. for awhile. He is already wanting to go play in his yard so I am sure Kim will take him tomorrow to walk around and see what's blooming.

Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


April 27, 2010
8:37 PM

Post #7743956

Well, I'm sure the local garden centers will be glad I didn't go to Rita's, but I sure do wish I could have been there to visit with y'all!!!
Riverland
Northeast, LA
(Zone 8a)

April 28, 2010
5:45 AM

Post #7744609

Terry maybe next year we can meet you were missed.

Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


April 28, 2010
8:05 AM

Post #7744992

I sure hope so - I missed seeing everyone!
gen2026
Camden, AR

April 28, 2010
8:16 AM

Post #7745026

Glad to hear that Jim is out of the hospital. Did he get this test results? I hope he doesn't over do, but the walking will be good for him in moderation. :) Hope he is feeling well soon!

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

April 28, 2010
8:19 AM

Post #7745038

Thank you Genna. They said it was stage 2, but they felt like they got it all. Not sure what the lymph nodes results were.

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

April 28, 2010
8:19 AM

Post #7745039

Terry we missed you and Melody both this time, but we did not stay and eat--since we were all going back towards MS we went on to Homestead and had some of those good and greasy onion rings at the Velvet Cream in Hernando
gen2026
Camden, AR

April 28, 2010
8:37 AM

Post #7745084

Good news on them thinking they got it all... and stage 2 sounds much better than what they were first saying! Will just keep praying for healing and good test results...

Sandra... those onion rings sure sounds good about now!

Kathy Ann and Marilyn... was wondering what ya'll were having for supper as we came back by last night! Kyle and I had to change a flat just a few miles after getting on the interstate heading home and delayed us by close to an hour. Made us hungry too! :)
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

April 28, 2010
8:41 AM

Post #7745094

popcorn! LOL (I had a good lunch so I didn't want any supper but I succumbed to the sound of popcorn calling my name!)
gen2026
Camden, AR

April 28, 2010
8:46 AM

Post #7745113

LOL... well, that probably would not have filled us up! :) We had a PB&J for lunch because we were trying to get on the road... so by the time he vaulted for 1.5 hrs and changed a flat... he said he deserved a good supper! Thank goodness he was with me... with my knee messed up, I would have had a REALLY difficult time getting to my spare!



Ems_Garden
Slidell, LA
(Zone 8b)

April 28, 2010
9:12 AM

Post #7745192

So glad to hear that Jim is home and that they think they got it all. Praying for a speedy recovery.

That is a scary pic of the tornado - not sure how I would react if I saw that headed for me!
obbirds
Olive Branch, MS

April 28, 2010
5:37 PM

Post #7746484

Cindy that tornado pic is great. Every year me and my sister talk about going out to the Mid West for a tornado chasing vacation. but never do.
Sandra I was talking tonight about those onion rings to someone wishing I had some.
Here is a pic of Jim and his daughter this evening at the park. He doing GREAT. I am having to hold him back so he does not over do it.

Thumbnail by obbirds
Click the image for an enlarged view.

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

April 28, 2010
5:44 PM

Post #7746510

He does look great Kenny, thanks for showing us that smiling face !
Does he have what we were sending him yet? No rush, I just don't want him to think we forgot him.

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 28, 2010
5:46 PM

Post #7746517

I agree with Sandra he looks great! You can certainly tell she is his daughter!
obbirds
Olive Branch, MS

April 28, 2010
6:13 PM

Post #7746650

Not yet Sandra. I am going to meet Bonnie Friday. I would tomorrow, but have a dentist appt in the morning then Kim is flying out around 2.

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

April 28, 2010
6:14 PM

Post #7746656

I hope he likes it, give him a hug from me !!
gen2026
Camden, AR

April 28, 2010
6:17 PM

Post #7746673

He is looking good! So glad he is feeling like getting out and about so soon!

Genna
Riverland
Northeast, LA
(Zone 8a)

April 28, 2010
9:14 PM

Post #7747252

Thanks Kenny for posting the picture. Tell him we all care and are praying for a complete recovery. He looks good.
yardbird
Maben, MS
(Zone 7b)

April 29, 2010
4:09 AM

Post #7747539

Jim looks so good hope he doesn't over do it, tell him we love him.

Ems_Garden
Slidell, LA
(Zone 8b)

April 29, 2010
6:14 AM

Post #7747749

Thanks for the info and pic Kenny - so happy to hear Jim is doing so well - please tell him we are all thinking of him and praying.

Ruth - so glad to see you posting - hope this means you are feeling a lot better! Miss you!!
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

April 29, 2010
6:16 AM

Post #7747757

Great photo of Jim and his daughter. Glad to hear that he is doing so well!
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 29, 2010
8:11 AM

Post #7748116

Jim looks great!
savagegardener
Middleton, TN
(Zone 7a)

April 29, 2010
4:56 PM

Post #7749454

yes , he does ..it is nice to see his smiling face...and his daughter is so pretty!!

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