can't stay just wanted to let you know that brother has been sent to the Hospital he has a blockage in his heart ,& Taken him over tomorrow to another Hospital to put in a stint so i will be here with daddy will try to keep up-date as i know it .
right now i have to go make a call & see if i can get one of my sisters come help me
for a day or two . will chat when i can .
sorry for printing errors I've got a 101 temp so going to go lay back till its time to put daddy to bed have a great evening .
G N All
GM & ty all just got daddy up for the day & Back inn his chair ow waiting for jim to call & Let us know when he will be take over to spectrum Hospital to have the stent put in. we are guessing that it is going to be sometime about noon for the surgery is at 2 pm then we are nnot sure if he will have to stay one more night or not.
My prayers going on for all the ones in the bad weather zone it is rainy here this morning & 34 so not freezing here but it could change.
well my fever is gone I Think what happen was i started take Vita B-12 & hopping it would improve energy
levels but found out it is to much blood flow when on coumadin . so no B-12 for me .
well time for me to check other threads then get house work done some of it anyway :)
stay safe everyone.
I wanted to say that I found my monarda citriodora - pity it's a biennial. I have so long wanted to see those damned flowers.
Also - have to tell you that mom's cat died overnight of cancer and I'm as sad as I can be over that poor little precious little sweet kitty. I think I am just going to pull up the covers and take a nap. If the sun were only out to cheer me some.
Susie, praying for al of your family. Take care of yourself, too.
Amanda, I feel for you. My all-time favorite cat died of cancer a few years ago. Actually, had to have her put to sleep---while I held her---as it was in her jaw. I still miss her. I bawled the rest of the day.
We had lightning/thunderstorm last night. Today the winds are a sustained 40 mph with even higher gusts of 50-60 mph with snow. Wow!
Jim came through it very well but going to stay in the hospital one more night just to be sure. ty all for T's & P's
have my hands full with daddy & the worry he has I will be happy when 8 pm gets here so i can get him to bed
he got a talking watch for his b-day & From super on i here the watch ever 15 mins or so till it hits 7:45 pm then he start for the bedroom :) well off to get dishes done .
Glad you're feeling better Susie, Thank you for sharing the good news about your brother.
Amanda, I feel for you. Pets see us through the tough times and the good ones, when they go they take a little of our heart with us.
Susie, glad you're feeling better too, and hope your brother will be able to recover properly. Wouldn't it be great if your Dad's watch was programmable for different sounds? You two could take turns choosing sounds...must be some soothing ones out there - wind chimes or frogs peeping...?
Amanda, I am so sorry about your Mom's cat; Monkeymomr said it so well.
Thanks for all the lovely wishes and especially the pretty picture Anita. :)
Mom's cat was one of many I've lost, and I wonder if I have enough heart left to have anymore. When I was in rescue I ended up with too many. I joke with people now and then and say we're just waiting for them to die off. Now left with only 1 dog (well 2 now that we've acquired the giant puppy) and 2 cats.
I've held hands with many single old ladies in my family and an old lady friend or two. I think I have it in my head somewhere that everyone should have someone to hold their hand when they are leaving this Earth. Maybe someday someone will hold my hand too. :/
A sad but wonderful loving thought to start my day. I will cheer myself by playing in the dirt and sowing more seed. I hope you all, especially Susie, have a blessed and happy day.
gm ALL gee what early birds we have I also am up early but to busy gettig daddy up for the day now is my time before getting my critters fed for the day :)
here are my kids ;) my BIG TOM "FRANKIE' his wife Daisy got taken away by a cyote or something but next to him is his Daughter ' Polly" then my MUSCOVY Duck " Dolly' Who Hatched Polly Out of the egg Last summer & are inseperable , anyway they are out in the pen waiting for me to come let them out for the day :)
you all have a great day .
we all are Hoping jim gets to come home today .
oh & An Amanda sorry for the lost of your pet kitty I Lost my momma cat last summer that i had had for 14 yrs it is hard to loose a pet.
just remember there is anther pet out there that needs your love also & It sounds as you have lots to share .
find one who likes to dig holes so it will be much easier for you to plant your nnew plants ;)))
Susie! I am glad to hear that your family is doing okay. It must be tough to take care of everyone all the time. I hope you occasionally take some time out for yourself. When shall we expect the next robin to be taking flight? I am looking forward to participating. I was trying to come up with ideas for the little gift that would be fun. I was thinking that a deck of playing cards might be fun. You know, something from a local souvineer (I can not figure how to spell it) shop or casino? It would be fun to have something distinctive to a different town or region.
Susie, glad to hear that you brother is better? As to that flu and cold that is going around I had it for 12 weeks, and feel like it is going to be a rerun! Hope not, as it is getting time to start up the greenhouse.
When is your next seed exchange? Might have to join as I certainly enjoyed receiving seeds all different.
I know some things I've sown already did not come from the Round Robin but from trades I've been doing all year long - don't forget - I just became a paying subscriber last March so I could do just that. :)
Has anybody else started sowing?
I will have to identify whose seed is what when I post next, but I just wanted to let you all know how excited I am to see their little green heads poking up out of the soil. I am using the journal function this spring too, and it seems to be easier than writing things out by hand. 'Specially with my bum hand. There is something very comforting about my old hand-written garden journals, tho'.
Haven't yet, but I typically sketch out the garden. I don't have as much space as many of you, and every year things move around. I get to decide - as if I hadn't already - what worked and what didn't work. Especially perennials - there are a bunch that need to move move move!!!
How did you start your seeds, and how long to germination? I am also trying the white Jacob's ladder. I soaked the seeds in hand hot water fit 24 hours, then put in a dampened paper towel in a baggy (Deno). So far nothing, but it's only been a couple of days. Did you do anything special? Am I working too hard?!
I have had a rough time starting my seeds...so I am glad that I didn't plant all of what I got from the swap at one time. I had an issue with the doggie and then the wind, blowing my cups over. off to water them now!
Pam - I am wintersowing in milk jugs. I think the jacob's ladder I have came from Kim_M from a separate trade, not the Robin, so it's not the same seed either.
This year - observing someone else's set up, I put the milk jugs inside a larger Sterlite container with a snap lid. I am not sure I like this as there is less opportunity for the moisture and heat to escape.
I did not do anything special to the seeds. I just see one tiny green sprout in there, so it's not awash yet, but it has received what "cold" temps we have overnight and then in full sun I imagine it gets pretty hot inside that closed Sterlite container. Today I have the lids off the containers so the water inside the jugs evaporate more and the sealed in heat doesn't cause the seeds to sprout too soon too fast. I will put the lids back on at night perhaps to retain the heat.
I was just amazed at the Globe Thistle - can't believe how many seeds came up already! Hope I have just as much luck with the rest of them. :)
Maxine I Have missed you my friend Surely thought you had retrived to the other site for good so good to have you hack.
maxine i have so so many seeds yet left from the fall robins that just came home & Girl you are welcome to go through them & Take what you like .
If there is anyone else that would like to go through them Just say the word would you like for me to Put up a sign up thread for a spring robin There are a few gals who are just getting into gardening In fact one up your way I think she is will check see.
Albeachrealtor Would you also like to go through another box of seeds there are about 200 pks
but this time there will be NO GIFTS , No Name draws I Realy do not have time to keep track . of all of that .
but I can make a list & Send the robin around to anyone wanting to go through .
Emily Put some great Veggie seeds In & I Have taken what I Want out of the Robins that I Will be planting
but there are still many many more great seeds .
so say the word I Will post to seed if we can get at lease 6 or so .
I sure would Susie. Hope things are gong better at your house. I truly don't see how you do it. What with my volunteer driving 2x a week, I can't seem to get caught up!!
Maybe its age, nah, it couldn't be that!!
maxine trust me i'm not as young as i once was but I'm just as old as i need to be :)
steph; i will start a sign up sheet we will take 10 players all you will have to do is keep track as to where the robin is who has it & When they send it back in the air as i did on the other forums .
if you want to pick a game & keep track that is up to you but some of the players don't like to have to add a gift to the robin for it takes up room . but if you want to do a drawing send a prize that is ok. but just up to you.
OK HERE IS A SIGN UP THREAD IF YOU KNOW OF ANY NEWBIES SEND THEM OVER
JUST GOING TO TAKE 10 PLAYERS .
I started some lettuce, arugula, chard and mizuna, but the seeds weren't from our robin...I hope to go through all the robin seeds again later today to see what needs to get started indoors. I just picked up some seed starting soil yesterday! Luv this time of year =)
thanks again everyone for sharing such great seeds!!!
good morning every one,,, talked to susie this am, its almost 10 am now, and they should be doing the test,,, she sounds much better, when she gets done with it, she will call me. hope you all have a great day. thanks for all your thoughts and prayers,,, you are all much loved
and great friends
Susie- sorry to here that you haven't been feeling well and hope you are on the mend. I was searching the forums for information on candy lilies and a post you did in 2007 popped up. It said "I just joined Dave's garden" and talked about how much you liked the candy lilies. Are you still growing them? I'm just surprised that they are not more common. I have seed started for them and Blackberry lily to plant in with my bearded iris for hopefully a late summer show. Have you ever grown the Vesper Iris (one of the candy lilies parents)? Just looking for advice and if they did well over a long term in your garden. I keep reading that they are short lived but reseed well? Think they will make good companions for my tall bearded iris?
Anyone else with experience with these please chime in as well.
GM Had to go over after a blood test this Morn , then home to fix daddys lunch & now for a few min break before getting laundry done this afternoon.
as for the Candy Lilies yes they will always be my FAV"S In The garden UNFORTUNANTLY (SM) I Didn't Know they were short lived & Now after sharing so many I Have to start over with More seeds SO PLEASE PLEASE
Anyone have seed to share the More the Merrier I got some from the last robin & They are planted but i want more more more :))))
as fpr Vesper Iris (one of the candy lilies parents)? I Had never read that before so would be like to know more about them .
well got to go read my mail then get to the house but will get on the laptop in there . chat soon
I have candy lily seeds coming from all over and once they arrive I'll send you a packet with a few of each kind. It will be next year before I have Vesper Iris seeds, I can only find the plant and only from one mail order nursery. I guess the original candy lilies were made by an intraspecies cross between them and Blackberry lilies. I want to try and recreate that cross and make my own candy lilies. Sad to hear they are short lived...hoping they will like my very well draining soil, guess they tend to rot with any moisture.
I discovered co-ops...talk about addictive! Mamajack's on cubits has a great mish mash sale with a lot of unique perennials. I just checked to see that I've ordered 21 different varieties already =) That's the best bargain I have found at $3-$4 a plant. We have about 2" of snow on the ground this morning, so much for first day of Spring! We haven't gotten much snow all winter so it is odd that it is starting now.
I got my first seed order from Botanical Interests. It was so cute with a little box, tissue paper and pretty seed packets. It was like sending myself a little gift (prices are good, but not a "bargain").
Have fun shopping and let us all know if you find fantastic deals out there.
This may seem like a dumb question but I cannot tell the difference between the Candy Lily and the Blackberry Lily. I have two colors in my garden that i got from seed. Both were put in the Robin as Blackberry seeds because that's how they were labeled when sent to me.
Blackberry lilies are just yellow no freckles from what i was told a few years back when i got into them. I Have the or had the purple with freckles last summer i hope it comes back . I want to plant lots more seeds this year.
i think they said it takes two years for them to bloom from seeds i don't know i had the plants .
well waiting super jim went to pick up Margaret at the train depot in BC && There was a delay so here i sit with a very upset father That is so old fashion , you cannot get through to him so i need to go out side a bit back later
Carolyn, some of the lilies I have were grown from the expelled seeds. I had to let them dry for a few days. The seeds initially are like berries. I have some seeds left if you are interested. Unfortunately, I don't have the colors marked. I have never noticed a fragrance.
I would like to try some, please. I noticed some leaves coming up today - not positive if they are the echies that I promised you, but should know shortly. I moved things last year and enlarged - they are in the vicinity of where my meringue echies were before, but I should be positive in a week or two.
No problem, Carolyn, I should be able to get those in the mail today. I hope it is a mix of the two colors for you. I collected the seeds at different times. Of course, I didn't mark them when I collected them because I was so sure this one time I would remember which was which. If you don't get the colors you like, then this year I will collect, (LABEL) and send to you early.