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MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 11, 2010
6:33 AM

Post #7878138

There's been interest expressed in holding another RU. I've agreed to host here at Maypop, in N. GA., the last Saturday of July. That is Cleveland, GA., seventy five miles north of Atlanta.This will most likely be a mini-RU because the heat will dictate more seed swapping than plant swapping. If you are interested and think you can come please post here. If it's only a couple of nearby folks we can skip the RU thing and still get together.
Laurel
digger9083
Dahlonega, GA

June 12, 2010
5:59 AM

Post #7881211

Put my name down and I'll help if you want me to
digger9083 (sally)
cedar18
Lula, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 12, 2010
7:51 AM

Post #7881426

I should be able to come Laurel.
digger9083
Dahlonega, GA

June 12, 2010
9:57 AM

Post #7881766





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MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 12, 2010
11:31 AM

Post #7881955

THIS SPACE RESERVED FOR GUEST LIST AND OTHER TIMELY INFO...

1. Digger9083 (Sally) and DH, Johnny
2. Cedar (Pam)
3. kdfisher (Ken)
4. Danita (Danita) and Mom
5. Jim (Hawkarika) and DW, Patty
6. mqiq77 (Mike) and DW, Barbara and Mike's friend Jay
7. EFGeorgia1 (Elaine) and DH
8. Suzmyers (Sue) and sister Cheryl
9. Tim
10. Eufaula
11. MaypopLaurel (Laurel) and very DH, Steve
12. Beclu (Becky), hopefully















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LiliMerci
North of Atlanta, GA
(Zone 8a)

June 12, 2010
9:08 PM

Post #7883485

OK. I'm in.
MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 13, 2010
12:13 PM

Post #7884910

Great, Niclole! Looking forward to seeing you.

I'll update the list every now and then to avoid a lot of edits. Not being very computer saavy, I don't know if there's a best way to do this. Suggestions always welcome.
Laurel
LiliMerci
North of Atlanta, GA
(Zone 8a)

June 13, 2010
4:35 PM

Post #7885648

I know you are restricted to x amount of edits a day... or it used to be that way, so I would just do it once a day or once every few days. Doesn't hurt.
MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 14, 2010
3:29 PM

Post #7888556

Edit memos take up lots of line space. I'll update a few times a week, then more frequently as we get closer. Since Chris did that big, fabulous RU in Spring, I'm thinking this one will be small. At some point I'll make a fresh post to include the "wants" and "haves" for trade. It will be pot luck for those who like to cook and store brought for those who don't. Since I cater, I'm happy to cook "a mess" of food and the garden will share it's bounty.

If anyone would like motel, cottage rental, or camping info. I will add that as well as things to do in the area. DH has the scoop on trout fishing spots. If you need info or have questions to mull over now just DM me. I'm off to the Atlanta Botanical Gardens for an orchid society meeting shortly.
Laurel
Azalea
Jonesboro, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 18, 2010
5:14 AM

Post #7898784

When you edit - just delete the previous edits - then it only shows the last one! Then backspace or delete the extra space.
MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 18, 2010
8:10 AM

Post #7899213

Brilliant, Azalea!!! Let me try it out. Hope you can come.
suzmyers
Turnerville, GA
(Zone 7a)

June 22, 2010
8:15 PM

Post #7912127

I'm hoping to make it...
girlgroupgirl

July 2, 2010
12:31 PM

Post #7938283

We were hoping to be able to make it, but have had to make a change in plans! Sorry all. Will miss you!!!
chris_lcf530
Peachtree City, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 2, 2010
3:44 PM

Post #7938641

Laurel,
I am keeping it on my calendar and hope to come. I will know for sure in about a week. I will watch for details.

chris
MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 2, 2010
6:00 PM

Post #7938874

Yay, Suz!! And Chris, I really hope you can come! Ooh, that's too bad Glynis. Steve and I were looking forward to seeing you again. We'll just have to make other arrangements.

I'm on the road back to Atlanta and have internet access for the first time in over a week. I'll need a few days to get my act together and will then post further details. Thanks all.
Laurel
MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 4, 2010
5:27 PM

Post #7943412

We are off to Maypop tomorrow and hoping for more calm. Several things come to mind that I'd like to throw out. Please let me know what you're thinking or would like to add...

Firstly, if you'd like to start a trade or share thread with your name attached, please go ahead. If you're coming for the food and friendship and don't want to make a commitment, that's fine too. I thought we would not have much to share at this time, however several are talking propagated plants and cuttings. I will have seed, cuttings and a few potted plants. There will be an opportunity to dig and cut on site.

If you would like to bring a friend or SO, or think you might, please let me know now. I don't need specifics, but like to plan on extras if you're thinking that's a possibility. They are very welcomed. Thanks in advance for this consideration.

Because we garden to eat, and we are gathering at the hottest time of year, I'm planning a cold foods menu. There will be an array of sandwiches, pick up foods and some sides for both meat and veggie eaters. I'll make a mint and spice tea from the garden. If you like to make deserts, want to bring beverages or paper goods such as cups, plates and napkins (no plastic but paper please as we are "green" at Maypop), or would like to add to the cold foods menu, let me know. I wash and recycle plastic cutlery so we are covered there. If you have special dietary needs DM me. I'm a caterer as well as a nurse and will do my best to accommodate. Don't be shy.

If you need info regarding places to stay, LMK as soon as possible. I've got some info, but will need to update my references. If you are looking for optional activities in the area LMK as well. There's so much to do from visiting the many water falls to the North Georgia Pottery Museum.

Any questions? Just DM.
Thanks,
Laurel

digger9083
Dahlonega, GA

July 4, 2010
5:45 PM

Post #7943451

Better make mine sally and johnny . Hopefully Eufaula can join us .
MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 4, 2010
6:02 PM

Post #7943494

Thanks, Sally. I already knew Sally and Johnny came as a pair. Lordy, forever draggn' that man around! lol Hopefully Eufaula will be square and there. Look forward to meeting.

Post your list if you're thinking of bringing plants because you are probably rockin' in the propagation dept.. Okay?
Laurel
kdfisher
Ellijay, GA
(Zone 7a)

July 5, 2010
2:59 PM

Post #7945558

I'll have to come for your round up. If anyone has some woodland stuff I could use it. Sorry I don't have much to share because I'm such a newbie to this.

Trying to come up with ideas for this location. I've already picked up about a half dozen hostas for the spot.



Ken

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MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 5, 2010
4:17 PM

Post #7945720

We are looking forward to meeting you, Ken. You can wonder around our woods and maybe find something for your woods. BYOT (bring your own trowel).

I've learned not to put much energy into beautifying our woods. I used to order plants to naturalize every Spring, but then spent too many hours battling back the wilderness. I have some things like sweet shrub, wild mini iris relatives, and Chrysogonum that might interest you.
LiliMerci
North of Atlanta, GA
(Zone 8a)

July 5, 2010
5:29 PM

Post #7945859

OK. My DH has just informed me that we would not return from vacation in time for me to attend the RU. Sad that I will have to miss. :( This is the 2nd RU I've missed this year.
MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 5, 2010
5:55 PM

Post #7945923

You'll certainly be missed, Nicole. Hope you have a great vacation.
Laurel
LiliMerci
North of Atlanta, GA
(Zone 8a)

July 5, 2010
9:25 PM

Post #7946380

Thanks Laurel. I will post some of the seeds I have when you start a trade thread and if anyone wanted them, I will mail them to you and you can give them out. I have lots of cool seeds this year.
kdfisher
Ellijay, GA
(Zone 7a)

July 6, 2010
3:55 AM

Post #7946631

"Chrysogonum"

Hey that's an idea. I actually have lot's of that growing in sunnier areas. Would it be okay to transplant this time of the year. It stays fairly cool in that area even during hot days. The creek nearby helps.

"sweet shrub"

and I've seen a few of those growing

"but then spent too many hours battling back the wilderness"

Yes, I've been thinking about that aspect. I wonder what kind of monsters (jobs) I may be creating. But at the present time I'm able and fit with plenty of free time (work at home internet). Plus I need to keep busy as I'm trying to quit smoking. Should be an interesting visit (RU) ...a first:)



digger9083
Dahlonega, GA

July 6, 2010
4:43 AM

Post #7946675

Ken , just visiting Maypop ,the retreat , and the lady is a treat in it's self . She and D H are so creative .
I've not rooted any plants this year , but can start some cuttings for others . (got some viburnum , scented )
MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 6, 2010
4:11 PM

Post #7948124

Oh Sally, you make me blush.

Ken, congrats on trying to quit. If you keep trying long enough you will. Don't give up! We are both happy quiters.

Cedar knows more about transplanting than I. Maybe she will see your post or DM her. I was watering under our shady overhang this morning and thinking of you. I've got bronze Ajuga and Sweet Woodruff growing with Hellebores and ferns. Both should naturalize nicely in your setting. You're welcome to some.

Regarding battling back wilderness; we've found ourselves absent from Maypop for weeks and once for years. It takes very little time for nature to re-landscape your work without consideration as to your time or investment.
Laurel

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JudyinGA

JudyinGA
Newnan, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 6, 2010
9:09 PM

Post #7948833

I've been lurking here for a while, so wanting to come to this. I went to the one at Chris's in Peachtree City and really enjoyed meeting those who came despite the downpours. I'm a bright green newbie and still don't have anything to share but I would love to meet more of you. Meeting the group at Chris's was wonderful, although I don't remember all the names ... I do remember Tulip Lady because we sat next to each other during lunch and talked about her daughter's prom dress. :-)

I just don't know if I can make the long drive. I'm in Newnan. I have some health issues and tire easily. Thought about possibly staying overnight or driving back as far as Lula where I have a relative. But haven't really firmed things up in my mind yet. Can you put me as a maybe?
chris_lcf530
Peachtree City, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 7, 2010
2:18 PM

Post #7950453

Judy, if I end up going, you are welcome to hitch a ride with me. I should know for sure soon.

JudyinGA

JudyinGA
Newnan, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 7, 2010
2:21 PM

Post #7950460

Oh, Chris. Thank you! That would be a life saver! Will gladly buy your gas!!
MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 7, 2010
2:32 PM

Post #7950480

Judy, I will add you as a maybe and thanks Chris for volunteering to share the ride if you are able. Lula is very close to us and easy to get to. That's where Cedar lives. I got some motel info today so check the Q&A thread shortly.

For those of you who know Danita, and those who don't, she is not a subscriber at this time. I've cut and pasted info about the RU and DM'd her. She has been making cuttings and has lots of fun plants and seeds. She is interested in knowing what will come up for trades. Please DM her for her trade list and to share yours. She's a lovely person. Thanks.
Laurel

JudyinGA

JudyinGA
Newnan, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 7, 2010
4:01 PM

Post #7950679

Thanks, Laurel. I will sure try to make it. I think I met someone from Lula when I was at Chris's. Maybe it was Cedar. There were so many I just can't remember them all. I do remember Charlene who has the mule, Charley. :-) And a guy named Mike and a couple from Jonesboro. I didn't come to swap or share because I had nothing to share, but they gave me several plants that were left over which I treasure. Amazingly, everything is still living! I've planted (permanently) everything except the bee balm and the salvia. Still working on garden areas. Had a landscape company come in to dig and amend several beds. I'm trying to do the planting, mulching and edging myself. I'm a little slow but it's getting there. Grass has grown back in some but at least the ground is soft and it's easy to pull.

Sure looking forward to seeing these folks again.
LiliMerci
North of Atlanta, GA
(Zone 8a)

July 7, 2010
4:29 PM

Post #7950760

Danita is a fabulous gardener and full of knowledge on plants and such. I met Danita through an RU. It's a really nice way to connect with gardening friends you've been chatting with all along.

JudyinGA

JudyinGA
Newnan, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 7, 2010
5:01 PM

Post #7950835

Nicole, sorry you won't be there. Would love to meet you. (Nicole sent me a bunch of hollyhock seeds. So kind. :-) Sure will be glad when I have something to give back!!
LiliMerci
North of Atlanta, GA
(Zone 8a)

July 7, 2010
7:58 PM

Post #7951358

just enjoy Judy. I am passing it forward because I've had so many generous gardening friends here,.
MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 8, 2010
4:45 PM

Post #7953453

I'll have an odd seed offer for guests. I recently obtained fifty seed packets from the former supplier to Smith and Hawken. They are no longer in business in Georgia, if at all, but offered very unique and very pricey garden products. Vegetables and flowers, organic and heirloom...some very interesting stuff. The seed is a couple of year's old, but should still be viable. They were brought to an Atlanta Orchid Society meeting and tabled as freebies. No one picked them up. At the end of the evening I located the donor and asked what the plans were for the seed. He gifted me all the remaining packets.
Laurel
LiliMerci
North of Atlanta, GA
(Zone 8a)

July 8, 2010
6:05 PM

Post #7953661

I love Smith & Hawken. I used to get their catalogs all the time. I remembered their store in midtown, close to Piedmont Hospital. They have stuff at Target now.
cedar18
Lula, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 8, 2010
6:38 PM

Post #7953761

Sounds like fun, Laurel. We will feel so like "ladies (and gents) who garden." :)
EFGeorgia1
Lizella, GA
(Zone 8a)

July 11, 2010
6:22 PM

Post #7961144

Love Smith & Hawkins too. And our Target has a small aisle with items.
MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 13, 2010
5:04 PM

Post #7966275

A heads up and reminder to check this thread as well as the Q&A thread and the Seeds, Plants and Items thread for info and updates regarding our RU. I'm updating these threads under my main post. Re-read to be up to date with information. Cedar alerted me to the fact that she was not, and perhaps others might not be, aware of the two added threads. Edits do not show up as new posts on the thread.
Laurel
mqiq77
Danielsville, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 19, 2010
11:24 AM

Post #7980858

I sure am looking foward to meet new Gardeners, and see others, that I am well aquanted with.I will be bringing a sorted pick of different things, that I have over propagated.I have coleus, and some prennieals, can't remember, without being out in the prop. area.If anyone wants anything, in particular, LMK, good chance I might have it.
I could use some (black) hollyhoch seeds, as well as the (Barnyard) varities.
Looking foward to meeting you Laural, and Steve, as well as old friends. I inserted this pic, because I grew these from seed, and from the same pod.It was my first attempt at germinating, and gathering seed, and I remember one parent was "Pearl harbor". Just thaught it strange. Mike

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digger9083
Dahlonega, GA

July 19, 2010
11:30 AM

Post #7980871

Mqiq, I'm so glad you'll be there , I'll bring your black pine .(Hope it isn't getting too big ). See you there .
MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 19, 2010
6:54 PM

Post #7981951

Pam, don't forget to wear your pearls. I have one that never comes off.

Mike, so glad we are finally getting to meet since the sweet shrub way back when. I do have a few double and single hollyhock seed to spare, but not a specific color. Cool lily. Our daughter was in Oahu and visited Pearl Harbor this past week. My dad was stationed in that area during the war. That is a strange name for a lily though. I'd be interested to know its history. I'll put your current plant "brings" in the thread about seeds and so forth. If you want to add more, just let me know or create a list there.
Laurel
mqiq77
Danielsville, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 19, 2010
9:46 PM

Post #7982374

Thanks Digger, Will see you soon. This should give you a preview of what to expect.Barbara, Mike, and Mitzi. Mike

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MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 20, 2010
5:09 PM

Post #7984304

Another case of a DG member having a child bride. Bring Barbara but leave Mitzi at home. She looks like a crouton for Pepper the Plott hound. lol

I borrowed some banquet tables from Suzmyers sister, Cheryl, yesterday. She is not a DG member, but will be attending, along with Suzmyers. Cheryl and I were long time friends before I met Suzmyers here at DG. A good story for those who attend. Anyway, we can use the tables to put our shares on. In other news, I made a giardeniera, or Italian pickle, using some veggies from the garden and cut the last of the red cabbage today to make sweet and sour red cabbage for our gathering. Now pray for good weather.
Laurel
LiliMerci
North of Atlanta, GA
(Zone 8a)

July 20, 2010
6:33 PM

Post #7984481

yummm Laurel!
MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 21, 2010
3:07 PM

Post #7986554

Maybe send hub and the kids on vacation and you come to the RU, Nicole?
EFGeorgia1
Lizella, GA
(Zone 8a)

July 21, 2010
6:23 PM

Post #7986992

Yum, yum..
Mike, so glad you are coming and Barbara too. Looking forward to seeing you.
LiliMerci
North of Atlanta, GA
(Zone 8a)

July 21, 2010
7:30 PM

Post #7987150

We are going to NYC. Also, getting together with families. Sorry to miss. :(
MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 21, 2010
7:33 PM

Post #7987157

Well what could be bad about NY? Don't say it, my family is from there. lol Have a wonderful time. I bet the kids will especially enjoy it.
kdfisher
Ellijay, GA
(Zone 7a)

July 22, 2010
3:21 PM

Post #7988912

I'm getting hungry just reading...I'm not much into bringing things... bachelor for 25 years. Hey folks, I don't drink but how about I pick up few six packs of some good imported beer? Any takers?

Nice to see a few pics of who will be there. Any other pictures about so I have a vague idea who is who? Will we be doing name tags? I'm horrible on names. I even got our host mixed up already. Pic of me in profile.
MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 22, 2010
5:38 PM

Post #7989207

I have tags on my to do list, Ken. Once you meet a few of us we will forever be imprinted in your memory like it or not. DGers are just that unique! Really, the best thing about these get togethers is how we are just like we are on line yet so different from our everyday friends. The garden brings us together. I've posted this photo before, but here it is again. This is actually a projection of what I'll look like at sixty one (being that I'm currently twenty five).

In regards the beer...could you please tow a non-alcohol option as well? I do like premium imports and micro brews but most will find the time early to drink. Some of us think it's gotta be the right time somewhere on the planet for a sip though (that would be me). lol

The food will be amazing. I'm hearing from folks now. Some food will be eleventh hour creations and some will be posted in advance. Bring an appetite.
Laurel

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MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 22, 2010
6:48 PM

Post #7989399

Hineni (Sunny), wrote last week to say she had an unexpected opportunity to visit her daughter and baby grandson during our RU dates. She regrettably will not be with us. On the positive front, DG friend Hawkarika (Jim) and DW, from FL, will be vacationing in Franklin, NC and are hoping to join us. Jim and I met in the Orchid forum when I first became a DG subscriber and get together to shop the orchid greenhouses in central FL several times a year. Hope they can make it. I'll edit the list.
LiliMerci
North of Atlanta, GA
(Zone 8a)

July 23, 2010
7:23 AM

Post #7990510

Danita makes a FABULOUS cheesecake. Don't forget to Dmail her because she is no longer a member.
digger9083
Dahlonega, GA

July 23, 2010
9:36 AM

Post #7990864

Eufaula will be there . Finally talked her into taking a break from all the work . She's sure looking forward to meeting and seeing everyone .
MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 23, 2010
2:11 PM

Post #7991471

Oh right, Nicole, that cheesecake she made for Becky's RU was amazing! Haven't heard from her this week. Need to drop her a line.

Thanks for letting me know Sally. I'll give her a line of her own. She is a DG member, though not a subscriber.
Laurel
LiliMerci
North of Atlanta, GA
(Zone 8a)

July 23, 2010
10:09 PM

Post #7992425

yes, that is what I meant.
Danita
Cobb County, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 24, 2010
3:15 PM

Post #7993785

Hi All,

I renewed for two months so I could keep up with the trade info. :)

I'm glad you guys enjoyed the cheesecake last time. :)
I'll see if I can manage a cheesecake again, but regardless I will bring a dessert of some sort.

I look forward to seeing everyone!
Danita
MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 25, 2010
8:01 PM

Post #7996823

No pressure, Danita but how do you plan on topping that cheesecake? Did I hear red velvet? lol We are so glad you have renewed and are able to come. It was wearing me out keeping you abreast.

Mike writes that he is bringing a something or two but doesn't know what yet. He is also bringing friend, Jay from PA.. So we have one more for our gathering. For those who are food planning we are at fourteen.
Laurel

JudyinGA

JudyinGA
Newnan, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 26, 2010
7:31 PM

Post #7999144

Oh dear. Make that 13 (unless you weren't counting maybes). I am going to have to cancel. I promised some friends the use of me and my van for a move and they're moving Saturday. I REALLY wanted to meet all of you, especially that wonder woman, Digger. :-) I know you will all have a wonderful time. Maybe I can make the next one (by then maybe I'll have something to share).
MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 26, 2010
7:43 PM

Post #7999171

Hi Judy. We are sorry you won't be able to make it. Digger is every bit as wondrous as her on line persona! I didn't count the "maybes" on the list, so we still have fourteen. You are a nice friend to help with the thankless job of moving.
Laurel
digger9083
Dahlonega, GA

July 27, 2010
6:20 AM

Post #7999629

( In exasperation ) , Juuudyyy .Then send us a picture so we can see who we missed .I really wanted to meet you , NUTS .
Laurel , what did I do to get all these raves ? I yant dun nuttin .

JudyinGA

JudyinGA
Newnan, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 27, 2010
7:38 AM

Post #7999792

Digger, I think your story (thread) of traveling back to Georgia, moving in your new place, dealing with all the repairs ... Lordy, woman! I was so tired after reading it I had to go take a nap! You are truly Wonder Woman in my book!

You guys are all such experienced gardeners and I was really looking forward to meeting those I didn't meet at Chris's and re-acquainting with those I did meet. Also was looking forward to a tour of Maypop and digging up all those wonderful plants. I am a beginner at all this stuff. Just planted my first "real" gardens this year (one sun, one shade) and am still working on filling them out, choosing plants, finding little doo-dads to put here and there, etc. (I like cottage gardens). It got too hot on me and I had to stop for a while. So now I do a lot of "creative staring" at the garden areas, trying to plan and design in my head. At least I'm doing SOMETHING.

These people I'm helping are church friends who have helped me out in the past. I would not even think of turning them down.

Digger, here I am ... such as it is ...

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digger9083
Dahlonega, GA

July 27, 2010
10:05 AM

Post #8000118

Great picture . Judy , we go to Tex every year . My only child lives there . I had a house in Ar when I married and sold it last year . Bought a trailer and put it on some lots right across the street from his weekend place , so staying in Ga isn't an option . Also , D H always wanted to live on the coast in Fl . but when we married , he had to wait three yrs to retire ,so we had too much tied up to just get up and sell out . He has three kids here so the best way to satisfy both of us is 6 mos . here , 6 mos there .
I would love to have you live closer , Laurel has so much to do , she can't get away to go eat Chinese buffet and Cedar lives close by , but we just haven't gotten together yet , but I bet we could tear up Gainsville and put the restaurants out of business . I get together a coupla times a month with my stepsons wife and we eat out and find someone to talk about . lol. I have a best friend , Eufahla , but she works and lives down at Eatonton. I can never spell her name so I just call her Oofie . Back to On topic . OOps , sorry

JudyinGA

JudyinGA
Newnan, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 27, 2010
10:14 AM

Post #8000134

Digger,
I think I mentioned before that I went to North Georgia, so I lived in your fair town for four years. It was very different back in the 1950s but I still hold fond memories. Will look forward to meeting you at a future roundup ... and everybody else too ... dang, I just hate that I can 't come!
digger9083
Dahlonega, GA

July 27, 2010
10:21 AM

Post #8000145

Time to take a weekend . I'll leave the porch light on for you .
MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 27, 2010
12:22 PM

Post #8000342

I've heard from DG Orchid forum friend, Hawkarica (Jim). He and wife, Patty are planning on driving down from their vacation cabin in Franklin N.C. for our RU. Also, Cheryl called and asked to invite friend and landscaper, Tim. We will miss Chris and Judy. In the meantime, the list is now at eighteen and I'll update at the top.

This is a reminder that if you have a camp chair please bring it along. Also, you might want a hat. It's supposed to be pretty hot that day. Though you're welcome to come early (at 10 a.m.), people will be arriving throughout the earlier part of the day. If you have arranged shares with friends, go ahead but I'm asking that you hold off on swapping 'open to anyone' seeds, cuttings and plant donations until closer to lunch when most have arrived. That way the people who have to come late won't lose out.

If people are still fence sitting about coming, please feel free to join us. I would like to know quickly though for food planning. Our biggest concern is parking. I might need someone to help with the logistics because Steve will be busy helping me. Oh, and does anyone have a spare bunch of name tags languishing in a drawer (about twenty)? I think that's one more errand on my list. Oh, and BTW, I meant to paint the house inside and out and redecorate last weekend but didn't get around to it. Think I'm going to enjoy one of Ken's cool ones by Saturday.
Laurel


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suzmyers
Turnerville, GA
(Zone 7a)

July 27, 2010
5:13 PM

Post #8000895

Laurel,
How about sticky labels for name tags...I have a few address labels lying around that would work...unless someone else has the "real thing".
Danita
Cobb County, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 27, 2010
6:03 PM

Post #8000981

Well based on the comments, I better bring that cheesecake!
Looks like I'll be bringing my Mom too...but she's not on the menu! ;)
MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 27, 2010
7:31 PM

Post #8001148

Sue, that would be terrific. Do you have around twenty? I sent Steve to scour his office for labels but he is out. Thanks. We'll go nameless until you get there. If anyone else comes they'll have to wear a cardboard sign around their neck. I've got yarn, cardboard and markers.lol

Okay, that means we're up to nineteen unless we eat your mom Danita. I'll add her when I've got a minute. I've been "putting up" garden produce for much of the day and RU organizing the rest. We are on our way to Maypop tomorrow to get ready. See you all there! I will be able to "talk" to you there but will be extra busy.

Danita, I know this is in the wrong thread but I've not got the time to look up your trades. If you could just save a couple of low maintenance perennials for my border that would be fantastic. Pam has given me a couple of lilies that we could divide.
Laurel

suzmyers
Turnerville, GA
(Zone 7a)

July 28, 2010
6:27 AM

Post #8001847

Laurel,
I have lots of file folder labels that I can bring...they aren't huge, but will do the job. I'll bring them along...We should be there a little after 11 AM.
Sue
cedar18
Lula, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 28, 2010
4:24 PM

Post #8003062

I am sorry Laurel and all, but something has come up and I will not be able to attend on Sat.
A real bummer since this one is so relatively close to me!

If a miracle occurs, I will breeze over.
:(

p.s.Laurel, I did not have any 2 gallon pots, rigid or otherwise. Sorry. Will keep you in mind if any come my way.
MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 28, 2010
5:10 PM

Post #8003156

We'll pray, Pam. So sorry something came up. Thanks for the pot check though.
Laurel
cedar18
Lula, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 29, 2010
7:11 AM

Post #8004160

Laurel, I"m sorry -- I mischaracterized the nature of my problem with the word "miracle." It is, thankfully, not a problem requiring a real miracle. I just meant that lots of things would have to change to open up my day.

Thanks for your concern. And once again, I apologize for the unintended phrasing.

P
mqiq77
Danielsville, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 29, 2010
12:09 PM

Post #8004738

Do you need two gal. pots, Laurel? I'm sure I can spare some plastic ones. Mike
MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 29, 2010
12:45 PM

Post #8004815

Pam, It was meant tongue in cheek 'cause I was hoping something would come up and you would breeze on over. :)

Mike, I'm looking for 2 gal. semi-rigid pots like the better nursery ones that azaleas or other shrubs are raised in. Cymbidiums like to be pot bound and break the ones with the thin walls. If you have a couple, that would be great. I've got your creeping Jenny and the Hollyhock seed.

I've taken three cuttings of purple leaved sweet potato vine (which is really a tuberous morning glory called Ipomoea batatas 'Blackie'). I overwinter it in a sunny window by growing in half water and half potting soil. The cuttings can be further cut if more than three are interested because they are long.

Back to getting ready.
L

This message was edited Jul 30, 2010 8:55 AM
Danita
Cobb County, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 29, 2010
9:46 PM

Post #8005882

Will bring some perennials for you Laurel. :)

Yikes, thank goodness Sue found some name labels. I don't want to wear a cardboard sign around my neck again. When I was in high school and made the varsity cheerleading team, they made me and the other new girls wear stupid cloths to school one day and put cardboard signs around our necks that said "Will cheer on command." That day if anyone asked (outside of class) we had to drop whatever we were doing, and perform a cheer for them. So pleeeeeese, NO cardboard signs!

I'm sorry some of you won't be able to make it to the trade but I look forward to visiting with everyone that can! :)

Danita
plantnutz
Austell, GA
(Zone 7a)

July 30, 2010
2:52 AM

Post #8005985

Dang! I wish I could join you guys for the fun and companionship - I know it will be a blast.

Brenda
MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 30, 2010
7:01 AM

Post #8006295

Well if you can, please do come Brenda. We always have room for more nutz around here! You're not far at all.

Danita, not to worry about the cardboard signs. Steve found some old fence boards and rope. We've even got spray paint. lol
Laurel

This message was edited Jul 30, 2010 9:12 AM
EFGeorgia1
Lizella, GA
(Zone 8a)

July 30, 2010
2:05 PM

Post #8007108

lmao... Brenda, come on over. Love to see you.

Elaine
MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 30, 2010
2:37 PM

Post #8007177

Steve hung out the hammock and made a few signs to guide you in. One says "Mash The Gas" to let you know not to dawdle on the hill up to the house or you might slip a bit on the gravel. I have added several more side dishes to the original menu and have five sandwich combinations. The cake is frosted, but I've not gone looking for blueberries. We are ready. C'mon over.
Laurel
kdfisher
Ellijay, GA
(Zone 7a)

July 30, 2010
2:50 PM

Post #8007201

"I don't want to wear a cardboard sign around my neck again"

Duck tape works for name tags

beclu727

beclu727
Dacula, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 30, 2010
3:05 PM

Post #8007228

Oh my, I'm going to miss so much. Especially the food. But we are working on the kitchen remodel (since 7/5) and are finally getting some cabinets in. So, y'all have a great time and think about us just a little bit.

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digger9083
Dahlonega, GA

August 1, 2010
5:58 AM

Post #8010444

Hi everyone!! This is Lynn (Eufaula) I'm still here at Sally and Johnny's for a little while before heading back down South! Sally is kind of under the weather this morning,( she wasnt feeling to well yesterday at the Round Up...Sinus cold!) So im on her computer I just wanted to let you all know what a wonderful time I had yesterday at the RU.
MayPop and Steve you are such wonderful hosts and your home and gardens are just beautiful. You really outdid yourselves and made everyone feel so welcome. Thank You for letting me join you and participate... so much fun!!!!!!
It was so nice to finally meet people and put names to faces.! Mike you have one crazy since of Humor and kept me laughing! How many other men could sit and talk to a group of people and keep their attention and be talking about changing oil or somesuch on a log truck??? LOL!!
I hope to see you all again real soon!
mqiq77
Danielsville, GA
(Zone 7b)

August 1, 2010
11:30 AM

Post #8011155

I know I had the mostest fun of all."Yellow Jacket" stings, and all.
Laurel, you and Steve are the mostest hostest, and you are a very interesting couple. You made us feel so welcome, and left us with that " want to see you again" feeling.I tried to tell DW, about all you fixed, and she thought my imagineation was doing double work.I told her how can I explane it, if I can't say it? I can say, It was all wonderful, and I left happy, and prosperious, in skills learned, and plants.
It was wonderful seeing all you, and meeting the rest of you. Mike

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MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

August 1, 2010
2:42 PM

Post #8011504

Hi Eufaula and Mike. Thanks a boodle for the lovely compliments. We had such a good time too. Actually, for us the RU ended just a short while ago when Danita and her mom left to return to Atlanta. Now I have to get out to the garden and start planting some of my new treasures.

Thank you all for the help, the food and the exciting new plants. EFGeorgia started an after RU thread where I'm hoping she and others will post some photos. I was too busy to keep up with who had cameras and what was going on.

BTW Mike, please let everyone know you didn't get stung at Maypop and...thanks for calling us interesting instead of "odd".
Laurel

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