Photo by Melody

Group Trades, Swaps and Round Robins: DJ'S JULY 2012 RED WHITE & BLUE PLANT SWAP SHOW & TELL :)

Communities > Forums > Group Trades, Swaps and Round Robins
bookmark
Forum: Group Trades, Swaps and Round RobinsReplies: 83, Views: 482
Add to Bookmarks
-
AuthorContent

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

July 6, 2012
5:39 AM

Post #9195008

HERE IS A GREAT SPOT TO SHOW OFF ALL THE RW&B PLANTS YOUR GOING TO BE ADDING TO YOUR GARDENS

PLAYERS

DEEJAY9
WWKATHY
FRAUSNOW
CHEERMOM
FOTV
MINNESIPPI
ALIKAT32
CRIT
AHOOGSTRA

Thumbnail by deejay9
Click the image for an enlarged view.

AliKat32

AliKat32
Greenfield, NH
(Zone 5b)

July 6, 2012
9:04 PM

Post #9196022

I got my RW&B box from my secret partner -- Susie (DJ) -- it was so awesome! Here's what I got from Susie: (see pic below)

A hand painted pot! I'm going to use it in a corner that can't have a permanent plant because it's too close to the house. LOVE it!

A Hastings MI mug --- I'll use it for tea and coffee...and think of my MI friend!

American Flag napkin holders (SOOOO CUTE)...I'm using them at my next gathering which is Monday with my book club friends!

I put the red/white/blue pieces(not sure what they are called other than decoration!) in the garden for now...they add a festive flare as I enter the house!

PLANTS -- OMG there were so many! I thought we were just doing a few! DJ sent me so much:
red yarrow
iris - 6 different kinds: Blue Fin TB, Red at Night SDB, Melon Honey, Stairway to Heaven, Blueberry Tart, Orient (something - I forgot already!)
poppy seeds (do I plant those now or wait until spring...what's best in your opinion?)
white hardy geranium
phlox
pulsatilla
blanket flower
white campanula
purple campanula
plumbago
candy tuft
bergenia
3 types of day lilies: joan senior, red ribbon, outrageous

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! The box was such a surprise...I wasn't expecting it so quickly! And I spent yesterday and today planting and marking all the plants! No more losing tags for me! You all have inspired me to keep it organized!

Susie and I are close birthday babies...just one day apart...Happy Almost our Birthdays! Girlfriend look for something special from me on Monday... SURPRISE to you with love from me! xoxo Below are virtual cupcakes for Susie...they are real on this end for me! Yummy treats for the fun day!

To my secret pal -- your box should be arriving on Saturday - tomorrow!

Thumbnail by AliKat32   Thumbnail by AliKat32
Click an image for an enlarged view.

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

July 7, 2012
8:24 AM

Post #9196416

yup we share the same B-day & so I wanted to be sure everything arrived on time >) have a fun time camping. ty for the cupcakes proble the only cake i'll have :)))) Unless i bake it Hehe
Monday The girls & I are planning to go to Applebee;s for Dinner then off to play Bingo :) so it will be a fun evening .

well another very hot hot day its my day in with daddy so i don't mind sitting inside :). guess i will get my paints out,
ya all stay cool & have a safe weekend :)
frausnow
Winterville, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 7, 2012
9:43 AM

Post #9196513

Hey, all! I just received my swap from AliKat32 (Candi). THANK YOU! All I can say is wow, wow, wow! For my first swap like this, it was more than I expected. Here's my Red, White & Blue gift:
Mimulus Magic White Blotch
Sweet Caroline Raven Potato Vine
and a blue ground cover, I think. All I could see was "Blue" and the rest of the name was rubbed off.
Edited to say I found a tag inside the wrapper when I planted it and it turns out to be Lobelia.

Candi also included a couple items on my Want List:
Lily of the Valley & hardy geranium

Two other surprises were a cute white Flipflop picture frame and 2 packs of red and blue straws! You must be psychic cuz I always use straws with my drinks...even at home. I have this phobia about the ice cubes splashing me in the face when I drink beverages without a straw. Weird, I know.

Thank you again, Candi. Love the gifts.

This message was edited Jul 9, 2012 9:59 AM

Thumbnail by frausnow
Click the image for an enlarged view.

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

July 7, 2012
11:52 AM

Post #9196680

fraus i also use straws I cannot drink from a can even if I wash the tops I cannot stop thinking about all the bugs & MICE Or Rats in the warehouses where these cases have to sit I shutter to think about it not sure why .
Nice plants also :) that fliflop is so cool looks as if it was made of cement;) so cute. love the ideas that come out of these swaps :)
everyone staying in & staying cool bet not , your all off to the BEACH :)))

well back to my painting .
susie
minnesippi
Oakdale, MN
(Zone 4a)

July 7, 2012
1:04 PM

Post #9196770

Mailing to my partner monday. Everything is ready to go with plant markers too.
Temp dropped 23 degrees in an hour last night, storm rolled through and left us a beautiful day today. Lots of gardening and yard work getting done.
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

July 8, 2012
6:57 AM

Post #9197586

Happy Happy Birthday, Candi! May all your blooms come true :)


Thumbnail by FruitOfTheVine
Click the image for an enlarged view.

frausnow
Winterville, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 9, 2012
8:02 AM

Post #9198925

Deejay, I use straws in cans for the exact reason you do. I saw one of those news show documentary's where they showed how mice/rats defecated/urinated on the cans stored in warehouses, so yes, I wash the cans first and then either use a glass or straw. We must have seen the same story on TV.

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

July 9, 2012
2:01 PM

Post #9199359

yes i saw it & sure made me stop to think about much of our can foods stored in the warehouses also & so all cangoods get washed tops before going to the pantry .

Candi ,TY TY TY For the wonderful set of cards you made for me to share with my friends I Just trully love them & As You can see By The Pots I Painted for you I"M Not the Best Crafter . BUT I Keep Hoping I Will get OLD Enough to get BETTER :) thank you for sharing with me .

Well my plans had to be cancled Tonight I slightly tripped over the House this morning & Landed on my Knee Banged it up pretty good but nothing broken, Just my Pride . but i called Judy told her we will have to go thursday night .
so here i sit with ice packs Jim brings out a knew one about every 2 hrs :)) what a brother & I have to call daddy every Hour to reassure him I'm ok or he drives jim crazzy with worry :) Here comes jim with my cruches Haven't seen then in a few years .they were out hanging in the shed pretty dusty but will water will take care of the dust I Guess .
at lease i can get to the bathroom when needed :)
Jim says I'm just trying to get out of work :)

wounderful handy work ty well off to elevate for awhile maybe get back here later

Thumbnail by deejay9
Click the image for an enlarged view.

CheerMom

CheerMom
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9b)

July 9, 2012
6:01 PM

Post #9199643

I received a BIG box from AHoogstra today and there was a cute little card inside but the card was blank - also the plants are not marked so I would post what I got but I haven't a clue - LOL! Alicia, can you let me know what you sent? Thank you very much for the plants!

Sue G

AliKat32

AliKat32
Greenfield, NH
(Zone 5b)

July 10, 2012
3:27 AM

Post #9199972

Hello Everyone!

JoAnn -- glad the box arrived and everything survived! YEAH! Funny about the straws...I love to use them and I agree NEVER drink out of CANS! ICKY! But I wanted to send red/white/and blue packages of straws but I forgot to get the white ones at the grocery store! My mind - it's missing...if you find it let me know! And I couldn't resist the flip flop photo frame...! Happy planting!

Susie -- OUCH! I didn't know you had such tragedy on your BDAY ...that stinks! I was thinking of you winning all the $$ at bingo! I hope it's feeling better today! You are a great crafter! I love my painted pot! Do you paint other things - like pictures? What a cool medium to work in! I really haven't dabbled in that much ...besides painting the house and walls but I don't think that counts are "artistic" work! Glad you like the cards...most are from our adventures on vacations over the years...some photos are "borrow" from family members...like the Hawaii shots -- those are from my dad's camera...wish I had been on that trip!

Happy gardening everyone! I am off to work...then I am meeting grammy in VT to help in her garden (mostly weeding for her) and she's making me dinner! Yum!

frausnow
Winterville, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 10, 2012
12:53 PM

Post #9200550

Deejay, cute cards you received. Sorry about the spill you had and I can commiserate with you as I also fell on Friday evening. Actually, I slid halfway down the darkened hallway when I stepped in some cat puke and landed on my knee. Spent the weekend nursing it with ice packs. It's still scraped and black and blue, but feeling better. Those dang cats are going to be the death of me yet! Only have 3, but that's 2 too many. The youngest tends to eat too much. If the older cats don't eat all of theirs, she will finish it. Hope your knee is feeling better, too.

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

July 10, 2012
3:35 PM

Post #9200699

STILL SOME SWELLING But i can get around . told jim I Didn't need the crushes :) big brother always thinks he knows best :) Oh Gotta Show Off I Got My Lattice Up Last night Jim Did It After I Went to bed got up this morning to this :)))
I bought the lattice this pass week so he put it on last night & then I had fun today hanging a few things :)))

My Shade topper should be here tomorrow I thought it was to be here by Monday still not here better be here tomorrow OR I WILL !!!!!!!!!!!!! as though that will help :) hehe .
& I had to show you how Big Tinker is getting :) & Being Quite the little boss around here :)

Thumbnail by deejay9   Thumbnail by deejay9   Thumbnail by deejay9   Thumbnail by deejay9   Thumbnail by deejay9
Click an image for an enlarged view.

AliKat32

AliKat32
Greenfield, NH
(Zone 5b)

July 11, 2012
2:52 AM

Post #9201236

Susie...nice lattice work...and what an awesome place to pot and plant! You are a lucky girl! Tink is so BIG now! Glad we got an update!

JoAnn...ick...you fell too!!!! I hear your pain...have many a morning stepped in cat puke...not pleasant any which way you look at it! I've got three as well...and a doggie! Mine are getting up there in age...15 and two are going to be 14 this fall! Love them to bits...most of the time!
frausnow
Winterville, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 11, 2012
5:14 PM

Post #9202043

Alikat, we also have a dog. He just turned 10 yrs old. Love him to death. Got him as a pup from the local shelter. We got Tigger, one of the cats on the same day so they grew up together. He also just turned 10 yrs old. ThomCat is about 5 years old. ThomCat was a feral kitten when someone found him and took him in then gave him to us when they moved. Panda is our latest kitten almost 10 months old and most likely the one who puked. Tigger and Panda are in the last photo.

Thumbnail by frausnow   Thumbnail by frausnow   Thumbnail by frausnow
Click an image for an enlarged view.

AliKat32

AliKat32
Greenfield, NH
(Zone 5b)

July 12, 2012
6:45 PM

Post #9203307

JoAnn -- love your pet photos...how cute are they! What is your pup's name?

All of our pets are rescues...

Ethan -- is a schnoodle - 8 pounds and smaller than all the cats!

Lucky is our only girl kitty -- she's black and white - and lovable...and friendly...and turning 14 this fall.

Chance (same color as your ThomCat) is Lucky's brother/litter mate -- he only likes my husband and would totally eat me if he was bigger! He's the biggest cat at 18 pounds. He's had several urinary surgeries and it's a miracle that he's still with us! We rescued Lucky and Chance when they were 4 weeks old and their mamma abandoned them because she was too cold...november litter! We bottle fed them and showed them how to use the litter box...it was so cute to see them suck down baby bottles!

Stache is our oldest at 15 - he's the grey and white one...and he is like the great ambassador...he just gets along with everyone and never hisses or growls at anyone!

Thumbnail by AliKat32   Thumbnail by AliKat32   Thumbnail by AliKat32   Thumbnail by AliKat32
Click an image for an enlarged view.

frausnow
Winterville, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 14, 2012
3:22 PM

Post #9205240

Alikat, Ditto on the photos. So cute. I love when they're all curled up. Our dog is Theodore...Teddy Bear, for short. How did you know Chance had urinary problems? I wouldn't know what to look for.

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

July 15, 2012
5:47 AM

Post #9205672

GM all Just wanted to let ya know I'm still around here SALE IS OVER For this Week , Now I Have the Fair to help at the BINGO Tent , I Have to get my Floors EPOXIED Hopefully This week . so I will be in & Out most the Week also in the 90's Not sure how i will do at the fair grounds :( well at lease its in the evenings :) 5-10 pm.

Just wanted to mention for all sending boxes out this week be sure to wrap a little extra mositure to the roots
but also be sure it can't leek out or ya might get in trouble with our postal sercive :) HEHE.

have to share what I found on my flower yesterday . at lease something gets to enjoy the beauty:) if I can't .

Thumbnail by deejay9   Thumbnail by deejay9   Thumbnail by deejay9   Thumbnail by deejay9   Thumbnail by deejay9
Click an image for an enlarged view.

ahoogstra

ahoogstra
Cutlerville, MI

July 15, 2012
5:54 AM

Post #9205676

Hey CHEERMOM!
I am so sorry it took so long for you to get your plants, UPS said it was because of the 4th of July Holiday...I was on vacation the 7-14th, so I didn't want you to wait. (Can you tell I am new to this) All of your plants are full-sun...Chinese Delphinium (Blue Mirror) Balloon Flower (Aster White) Daylily (Red Square) Daylily ( Christmas Ruby), also a Crocsmia (Lucifer) Did you find a handmade card with it? How about a little cutie too?
Please let me know, I WILL send you all new babies if they don't make it!
So sorry;
ALI-C

CheerMom

CheerMom
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9b)

July 15, 2012
6:23 AM

Post #9205695

Yes Alicia I found the little cutie too! thanks for the names One of the daylilies had a tag that said Acquire the Fire which one is that? Is the other one Christmas Ruby?

Sue G
minnesippi
Oakdale, MN
(Zone 4a)

July 15, 2012
8:53 AM

Post #9205853

Crit/patti, you still around?

ahoogstra

ahoogstra
Cutlerville, MI

July 15, 2012
11:45 AM

Post #9206009

Yes...sorry Acquire The Fire is one of them:) Hope you enjoy!
Ali-c

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

July 15, 2012
12:32 PM

Post #9206076

ALI-C Did you get rain today we got a some down pour then dryed right up .

Fruty that canna is the one I Grew from seed you sent me LIPSTICK ??? its the only Pretty one out there .
the others haven;t bloomed yet
Well I Went & picked up my sofa Hide-a-bed Looks more like a over size chair but it sure is confy:)
not crazy about the fabric but maybe one day can change that.

well i have to go in & sit with daddy so you all have a great day back later on the other computer:)

Thumbnail by deejay9
Click the image for an enlarged view.

ahoogstra

ahoogstra
Cutlerville, MI

July 15, 2012
1:03 PM

Post #9206133

Hi Susie!
We didn't get any rain:( I am so sick of the dry spell! I've finally given up on watering the grass! I can only water my plants! Water bill was $174.00 for one month!!!!!!!! OOOOPPPPPPSSSSSS!
Hope everyone is getting some rain! Needless to say WE AREN'T:( Looks like the end of Aug around here!
Ali-C

AliKat32

AliKat32
Greenfield, NH
(Zone 5b)

July 15, 2012
4:45 PM

Post #9206340

Ali - C -- i think we got your rain...or at least some of it...it's been so dry here that my plants are withering and looking dead...I am like you -- we can't water everything because we're on a well...and if that goes dry we are in BIG trouble! Cost thousands to drill a new one! UGH! The grass is dead! It looks horrible in most of my gardens...but I've been watering in small doses -- all those new baby plants...I don't want anything to die. I hope the rains last a bit...last week we got about 4 rain drops!

So -- where are my pistol packing mamma's??? I want to share that today we decided to go see one of our friends who was silhouette shooting (competition) with his .22mil rifle...after they were done -- I got to shoot a bit and man was it fun to try and knock down those iron animals. Now I want a rifle...out of 40 - I only got 13...so now I've got to get in some practice! Anyway -- it was a fun way to spend a few hours...and not too pricy $7 to enter and of course the bullets...

JoAnn -- Chance was acting funny -- like walking was hurting him...and we called the vet...they told us to see if he would go to the bathroom by locking him in a room for a while (with us)...we'll he tried and tried and nothing...so we knew he was blocked! He had so many stones that the catheter got stuck and he need surgery to fix that along with taking out all the stones! It was scary for us...cuz he had so many and then there were complications so he needed another surgery! Nightmare to say the least! But he's ok now and a little terror...just like he used to be!

I have no garden photos but a cute one of me and my nieces at the beach on Friday...it was so great there...a cool breeze off the water kept us at just the right temp == not to hot--not too cold! Just RIGHT!

I have a question for everyone...do any of you keep a garden journal and track when everything blooms? If so - what are you noticing? Any changes in patterns?

DJ - love the froggy...he's too cute on the flower! I've never seen one on any of my flowers before! Love the hide-a-bed...you can't even tell there's a bed there!

Thumbnail by AliKat32
Click the image for an enlarged view.

warriorswisdomkathy

warriorswisdomkathy
Kiowa, CO
(Zone 5b)

July 15, 2012
10:06 PM

Post #9206679

Hi...sorry Iv'e been missing the heat has been horrible, the smoke from the forest fires has had me inside for weeks and the wind hasn't allowed me to do much in the garden for more than a month now. We actually got a bit of rain last week and may get some tomorrow, I hope!!!! The only thing I've done outside is pot things coming in and moving the sprinkler.

I hope to get my box out this week and I have one to pick up at the post office tomorrow. It arrived on friday but I was sitting the grandkids and didn't find out til after 7 pm, then I forgot to go to the post office on sat ( I remembered about 2 pm and the po closes at 10 am). I will be picking it up in the early am as I have one box going out, OH yeahhhh, a nice present waiting for me, thankyou Liz (sorry, lol, the name is on the slip from the po).

I sure hope my partner forgives me as I am sending a bit late, SORRY!!!

Thumbnail by warriorswisdomkathy
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

July 16, 2012
5:05 PM

Post #9207812

Hello all. I have been MIA for so long and have sooooooo many posts to catch up on!!!!

First, I need to apologize to minne for not posting sooner! I had my DGD's, age 8 & 5, here since July 4th. They just went home last night. They LOVE my pool. We spent most of the afternoons out there. Good "babysitter", lol, but I have to be right there with them.

Mailman did not leave the box where it is usually put. Must of been a substitute. Anyway, they sat out there the rest of the day and all the next day until DH got home from work. He said "what's that priority mail box you got?" and pointed to it. I freaked. All I could think of was dried up plants! Where she sat it gets all the hard afternoon sun. So I grabbed it and ran around to the patio to open it. The girls were all excited and wanted to see the new plants. (I'm gonna make gardeners out of those girls yet!) So we unpacked them and oooh'd and ahhh'd over them together.

Before the plants, I have to mention the lovely copper hanger with the blue ball in it. DH thought it was so neat and got it hung up before I got the pic of it. lol May have to move it, doesn't get much wind where it is to swirl it. A GREAT hanging plate painted like a watermelon. I'm not 'positive' what it's intended use is, but I am going to make it a butterfly feeding station! Also she sent me a Burt's Bees tin of Res-Q-Ointment. I've never used this before. I'm thinking maybe it is for bug bites and such? Such GREAT STUFF!!!!!

Now, on to the plants. Nice big starts of them!

1. Sedum Hubrid "Vera jameson"
2. Lysimachia Clethroides
3. Mukdenia rossii Karasuba
4. Geranium Hybrid Sandrine
5. Coneflower White Swan
6. Coneflower PowWow White
7. Monarda Fireball
8. Lilac

Sooooooooooooooooooo very much appreciated Stephanie. They'll look great in my gardens. Have them potted up until I decide exactly where. I know the coneflowers are full sun, but will have to look the others up. I don't even know a couple of the names...lol...but most definately will know soon! I can't tell you how much what a great box this was and with the extra lovely's to boot! Again, I apologize taking so long to post. The girls took so much of my time but we had a great time while they were here.


NOW, on to the plants

Thumbnail by Crit   Thumbnail by Crit   Thumbnail by Crit
Click an image for an enlarged view.

Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

July 16, 2012
5:08 PM

Post #9207816

Oh, BTW, I lost the link to the want/have list. I could probably find it if I go looking, but thought one of you might have it handy that you could post for me. Thanks!

Thumbnail by Crit   Thumbnail by Crit   Thumbnail by Crit
Click an image for an enlarged view.

minnesippi
Oakdale, MN
(Zone 4a)

July 16, 2012
6:26 PM

Post #9207960

the hanging plate I figured you could use for birdseed or water - I didnt even thing of butterflies. That would be perfect! I havent used the res-Q balm either, but I think its for hands, feet, lips or whatever is chapped/cracked. Its Burts, so it can be used abotu anywhere. :)
A few red, a few white and a few "blue" plants - I hope they do well for you. I have the original nursery tags so if you dont want to look them up, let me know and I will just go look in the yard :) I halved them with you :)
Im glad they survived in the box in the sun :)
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

July 16, 2012
8:29 PM

Post #9208161

Is this the link you're looking for, Patti, titled "A Few of My Favorite Things"? http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1157183/

Very nice plants you shared, Steph :) The Mukdenia rossii Karasuba looks especially interesting for part shade and have thought about ordering one from Plant Delights.

Fabulous pic, Candi. You know I'm envious you live so close to the Coast. My gardens are only going on four years old and keep a yearly journal in just a small spiral notebook that's handy to carry in the gardens and jot down what's blooming as I take pics.The really memorable photos are kept in folders on my computer, and all of them are uploaded to my webshots.com account, which is free. I've been using their servers more than a decade now and enjoy keeping photos there from my gardens and vacations. Comparing to previous years photos which are dated, most everything bloomed about two weeks earlier this year.

Several Lilies bloomed while I was out of town last week and missed a photo op, but this one is just starting to show off.


Thumbnail by FruitOfTheVine
Click the image for an enlarged view.

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

July 17, 2012
6:42 AM

Post #9208465

gm all , just sitting in with daddy for awhile & Good time to get my was done , takes forever for we cannot run the washer & Dryer & AC all at the same time & sure need the AC it is so muggy out & its only about 9;30 am . I'm glad i don't have to go out to the BINGO Tent toight
it was hot last night but supose to be hotter tonight 100* by 6pm . i only have to work it MON-WED-Fri .

well jim has the cracks filled on the floor waiting for the putty to dry then onto the next step washing the floors golly this paint project takes a long time but it will be worth the wait ;) as soon as jim gets back in here i'm going to go into town & get my hair trimmed . so off to read the other mail . Back later in the day.
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

July 17, 2012
6:59 PM

Post #9209523

YES Fruity...that's it. Thanks so much!

So far the plants look like they are going to make it. A few of them have shriveled leaves but I think since planted they should start to put out new leaves. I looked everything up this afternoon, as I have been under the weather with sinus infection that has settled in my chest, and I have no energy to do anything.

I really need to get out and get the rest of the things put in the new flowerbed. While the girls were here I had them go with me to pick up rocks. I am using them to border each of the plants as well as both sides of the bed. This was taken a while back, I have more of it finished and a short white fence around the outside. Will take more pics when I get it done. The low growing blue and white lobelia that I planted in front of the lighthouse, to resemble the ocean with whitecaps, crocked on me. I guess it was just in too much sun. Any suggestions anyone?

DH almost has the fish pond finished. He has the liner set in but it is still a little deep, so he is going to have to fill in some more so we have enough liner under the top layer of rocks. I am so excited ... can't wait to get some pretty goldfish and put in there. Will need to get a few water plants too.

AliKat, I hope to get your box mailed out this week too. Also my 'secret swap' partner. ^_^ I just wish I could get some energy back! I take my daily Centrum for Women 50+, but ... Sure glad I wasn't sick while the girls were here!

Thumbnail by Crit   Thumbnail by Crit
Click an image for an enlarged view.

warriorswisdomkathy

warriorswisdomkathy
Kiowa, CO
(Zone 5b)

July 19, 2012
9:11 PM

Post #9212023

great stash there Crit, wow, soo many goodies!!! Such fun! Looks like you opened up that area of the garden pretty good, should be filled by fall, lol...

pix: front center is Lythrum Mordens Pink (this is one plant not available on the market any longer, too bad it's cousin is such a thug, shame... as it's a great plant, stays where it's planted and is 48+", I love it, lol), shrub rose and daises

Thumbnail by warriorswisdomkathy
Click the image for an enlarged view.

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

July 20, 2012
7:22 AM

Post #9212275

GM all busy morning trying to get this back in order here & Then off to BINGO With the gals so Won't be back on till Morning :)
Hope everyone is haven a cool down ours is here today GONE Tomorrow Back up in the 90'S so got to get things done today while I Can .
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

July 21, 2012
7:54 PM

Post #9213900

Great plants picture Kathy. I need to take a more recent pic of my bed. It already is filled up on the side that I showed you. LOL I'm working on the other half now.

I noticed yesterday that my Red Hot Poker (I think LK sent me a couple of years ago) leaves just started drying up. I noticed it the day or so after I had given everything a good watering. Nothing else is doing it, they are all perky and pretty. I don't know what the deal is! It's been in that spot since I got it. We just built the bed around it and a few other plants I already had there.

No cool down here. We are at 15 days over 100* heat with more forecast the next 7 days, PLUS ...NO RAIN! Thursday was 107* Not as bad as last summer YET, but we are just getting into the real dog days. Last year we had 44. UGH!

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

July 22, 2012
5:54 AM

Post #9214142

WILL YOU ALL GO OVER HERE & GIVE ME YOUR INPUT FOR AN AUG SWAP . PLEASE

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1265705/#top
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

July 22, 2012
2:44 PM

Post #9214755

My plants arrived in great shape from you, JoAnn. Really sorry I haven't acknowledged them before now but found out a few days ago my only gardening friend here has been having mini strokes and have been keeping up with her in my spare time.

D/L 'Alabama Jubilee'
Royal Hellebore
White Crepe Myrtle
Ajuga
Balloon Flower
Prunella grandiflora ‘Freelander Blue’

Thumbnail by FruitOfTheVine
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

July 26, 2012
1:00 PM

Post #9219575

Sure thing Susie
frausnow
Winterville, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 26, 2012
5:52 PM

Post #9219838

FOTV, I'm sorry about your friend. I hope she's doing better. Glad the plants arrived in good shape. I almost sent you an Immortality Iris, too, but saw you already have it on your Have list.

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

July 27, 2012
9:38 AM

Post #9220429

AFTERNOON ALL JUST GOT HOME ambulance just brought daddy home & I will try to get back later after we get him settled in . & I have to call a meeting with the kids so prays
susie
minnesippi
Oakdale, MN
(Zone 4a)

July 27, 2012
10:31 AM

Post #9220486

prayers Susie

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

July 27, 2012
3:37 PM

Post #9220771

ty going to need it all weekend for sure .
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

July 27, 2012
4:52 PM

Post #9220841

I'm so sorry, Susie. Let me know if there's anything I can do for you.
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

July 27, 2012
5:23 PM

Post #9220869

Thought I'd help a bit by taking a stab at who's playing and who's rec'd. Please let me know if I missed someone.

deejay9
warriorswisdomkathy
frausnow rec'd from AliKat32
CheerMom rec'd from ahoogstra
FOTV rec'd from frausnow
minnesippi
AliKat32 rec'd from deejay9
Crit rec'd from minnesippi
ahoogstra



deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

July 28, 2012
5:49 AM

Post #9221196

TY ALL Have a big oh garlic babby sitting on my shoulder guess she missed me also for the last few days she's been in the pen ,
anyway dad is resting NOW Once again . Have to keep him on ADIVAN & MORPHINE the tumor is growing faster then though & Without doing sugery at his age we are just keeping him comfy as we can till God is ready to take him .

may not be able to check in as often but i will get in when i can . there are so many coming in & Out to say their good byes for we do not know how long we have left with him . The Hospis Nurse Will be here soon so I Need to get our paper work ready .
this is what I Have so far tell me if I'm wrong .


deejay9 ----SENTTO ALIKAT32
warriorswisdomkathy---REC'D FROM MINNISIPPI ----SENT
frausnow -----rec'd from AliKat32----SENT TO FOTV
CheerMom----- rec'd from ahoogstra
FOTV------- rec'd from frausnow
minnesippi---SENT TO
AliKat32---- rec'd from deejay9
Crit----- rec'd from minnesippi-----
ahoogstra----SENT TO CHEERMOM
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

July 28, 2012
2:22 PM

Post #9221655

My heart goes out to you and your family, Susie. Give Daddy a hug for me. Lots of love to you, Fruity

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

July 28, 2012
6:04 PM

Post #9221854

ty fruity I trully thought I Was prepared for this day but trully I'm not Just had to come out to my little world with my critters & Try to Pull it together . I got about two hrs rest this afternoon Just gave his meds & he resting now again. If I Don't make since forgive .
the Nurse was here most the afternoon going over the meds I Have to give him He has more meds right now then he ever had in his life time pretty sad .

going to go watch a little new's to see that I'm not the only stressed out person in the world :) HEHE Love ya gals . ty

AliKat32

AliKat32
Greenfield, NH
(Zone 5b)

July 28, 2012
7:17 PM

Post #9221955

Susie - hugs and love to you and your family! Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers! XO Candi
minnesippi
Oakdale, MN
(Zone 4a)

July 29, 2012
5:53 AM

Post #9222164

Big hug for you Susie. Lots of prayers and love sent your way.

poisondartfrog

poisondartfrog
Barbourville, KY
(Zone 7a)

July 29, 2012
6:14 AM

Post #9222188

I'm so sorry Susie. Peace to you.
Alana
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

July 29, 2012
3:10 PM

Post #9222750

Lots of prayers to you Susie and all your friends and family. This is a hard time. I've been through it 3x's now. Even though you think you are prepared, you never really are.

My partner for July is Susie but I am going to wait until things settle down for her. She doesn't need to worry about trying to get rec'd plants in the ground right now. Hope this is OK with you. I put a post on another thread, maybe June's?
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

July 29, 2012
5:02 PM

Post #9222899

Hoping this was a good day for you all, Susie.

Going from memory, among the seeds I planted a few weeks ago in a new Annual bed along our driveway were Cosmos, Zinnias, Amaranthus, and Celosia but don't recognize these plants now about 18" tall. Could they be a Zinnia I haven't grown before? Some of the seeds were commercial while others were from one of the Robins and distinctly remember seeing your name on several of the packs, Alana. Just wondered if you or anybody else can ID. There are hints of purple on the stems and buds are forming. I'm either too curious or impatient to wait for blooms.

Thumbnail by FruitOfTheVine   Thumbnail by FruitOfTheVine
Click an image for an enlarged view.

poisondartfrog

poisondartfrog
Barbourville, KY
(Zone 7a)

July 29, 2012
5:08 PM

Post #9222902

I'm not sure Fruit, but it looks like Tithonia rotundifolia. If it came from me it will be the gold flowered form rather than orange/red.

poisondartfrog

poisondartfrog
Barbourville, KY
(Zone 7a)

July 29, 2012
5:14 PM

Post #9222909

Like this one. I took this picture 2 minutes ago, lol.

Thumbnail by poisondartfrog
Click the image for an enlarged view.

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

July 29, 2012
5:34 PM

Post #9222924

Evening all Just came out to get some rest so i can go back in at 2am & relieve jim but i Just wanted to up-date that At this Point daddy is resting peacefully ,& is in No Pain & That is about all we can do for him , ty all for the prayers .
I'm off to get some rest will try to get back on in the morning , for coffee .
good nite all love the flowers :)

will all boxes be mailed out by MONDAY OR TUESDAY ??? so we can move over to the AUG SWAP ???
Please let me know if you can . sure will help .
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

July 29, 2012
5:45 PM

Post #9222944

LOL, the things we do to go the extra mile. Thank you! The leaves are such an unusual shape and I really thought you'd shared the seeds. I have a catch-all basket on my desk and in it is a quart size baggie of the empty seed packets I used. Tithonia rotundifolia is one of them. Mystery solved :)


warriorswisdomkathy

warriorswisdomkathy
Kiowa, CO
(Zone 5b)

July 29, 2012
5:57 PM

Post #9222965

Susie...think I'm just about caught up except for what I owe you. Will put on hold til your ready. Sending thoughts your way...

IF I OWE ANYONE A TRADE< PLEASE D-MAIL ME , (whether here or another room), I wanna make sure that I am caught up. I do have 1 box that will go out to Jen D, but that's not in this room. Thanks all...

Thumbnail by warriorswisdomkathy
Click the image for an enlarged view.

FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

July 29, 2012
7:17 PM

Post #9223073

It goes without saying you and your Dad are constantly in my thoughts, Susie. It still gives me peace that my Mother and I were with my Dad when he took his last breath. I can't imagine how many lives he's touched living to be 99+ years young.

I apologize for bringing up the rear. It's just been so darn hot & humid and still is, and will do my best to have my buddy's plants in the wind this week.

ahoogstra

ahoogstra
Cutlerville, MI

July 30, 2012
7:25 AM

Post #9223440

Hi everyone;
I just talked with Susie, her Dad passed this morning, she wanted me to let you know and tell you she'll be on when she can. I told her NO worries..that we will all be praying for her.
thanks everyone! She also said she was thinking of all of us too:) Like we all knew she would!
Ali-C
minnesippi
Oakdale, MN
(Zone 4a)

July 30, 2012
7:36 AM

Post #9223451

Thank you for the update Ali.

Susie - I am so sorry for your loss. Love and prayers with you and your family.
(Please dont even think about needing to update any of these swap threads. We will all help keep each other up to date.)

poisondartfrog

poisondartfrog
Barbourville, KY
(Zone 7a)

July 30, 2012
7:43 AM

Post #9223456

I am very sorry to hear that.
Alana

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

July 30, 2012
8:57 AM

Post #9223549

Message from another swap thread...

Hi Everyone!
I just spoke to Deejay(Susie) her dad passed this morning. She asked me to let everyone know, and she wanted me to tell everyone she will be on when she can! I told her NO worries and that we would all be thinking and praying for her, and she (like she would) said she is thinking of all of us too!
Thanks everyone!
Ahoogstra

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

July 30, 2012
3:55 PM

Post #9223995

evening all THANK YOU ALL For all the Great Messages Just took me Almost an Hr to read :) HEHE All the Kids have gone & Now I Can sit back & Soak in The reality of it all for it was just so fast .

we have all the arrangement done today & for anyone wanting to view the OBIT you can go here & Look for
RICHARD D SHOEBRIDGE http://www.lauerfh.com His Picture will be added tomorrow sometime .
the KIDS & GKIDS are going to put on a POT LUCK At the Park after the Grave side Funural with a military solute .

so for the next few days we will be cooking well baking :) but i will have some down time to come & enjoy some gardening chat .
trust me it helps .

well the phone keeps on ringing so i guess i need to go take care of a few details You all have a great evening Just Know I've I have much help with this from my BROTHERS & SISTERS Now , & Ty all for your NOTES :) Love you all .
susie
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

July 30, 2012
4:07 PM

Post #9224005

Thank you for letting us know, Alicia. Oh my...how sad that makes me feel for our dear friend Susie and her whole family. Losing a parent is a tremendous loss, no matter how old we or they live to be. It's one of those inevitable events we are never really prepared to handle.

D-mail me if any of you are interested in contributing to a Gift Card for Susie. Thought we could get a Visa for her to use as she wants or needs. Several donations of even $5 will add up in no time.

#####

Cross post, Susie. Know I'm there with you in spirit. Love you bunches, girlfriend!



This message was edited Jul 30, 2012 6:09 PM

ahoogstra

ahoogstra
Cutlerville, MI

July 30, 2012
5:57 PM

Post #9224132

Count me in! Where do I send my gift?
Ahoogstra
minnesippi
Oakdale, MN
(Zone 4a)

July 30, 2012
6:09 PM

Post #9224150

Kathy - THANK YOU!! I told you you didnt need to worry!! :):) Box came today. Mark me rec'd.

Dianthus red
Gentian blue - Penstemon Pikes Peak Purple http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/53554/
Osteospermum Avalanche

Seeds:
Asclepias incarnata 'Ice Ballet' http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/54060/
Johny Jump-ups
Rudbeckia n. Herbstonne 'Lemon Queen'
Coreopsis grandiflora 'Sunray'
Scabiosa ochulara yellow (pin cushion flower)
Scabiosa c. white (columbaria or caucasica?)
Scabiosa c. Blue
Aquilegia (Columbine) solid blue
Centaurea macrocephala http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/831/#b

Plants are getting a drink - I am planning on where to place them. Little more look up on them to make sure I get them in the right spots. Awesome!!! Kathy - you send the greatest boxes always! Thank you so much!

Thumbnail by minnesippi
Click the image for an enlarged view.

ahoogstra

ahoogstra
Cutlerville, MI

July 31, 2012
12:25 PM

Post #9224976

I'm a little sad...I still haven't recv'd my swap, and today is the last day of July:( I'm sure no worries, hopefully it will be here soon:)
Can't wait to see you Susie on Sat...Hugs are on there way:)
Ali-C

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

July 31, 2012
1:04 PM

Post #9225020

ALI sure it will be here & You will love it many of the swaps we sometimes get busy with many swaps & Then in many cases the HEAT Or humity can really keep us from digging . we as you all know i live in gardening Jeans & Don't own a dress or really dressy outfit so off i go to shop it has calmed down so great time to go do it I will be back later to check the aug forum :)
alana thank you for the kind words & signing daddys guessbook he loved all you gal also for he shared every box with me :) hoping there was some cookies or candy for him :) so guess for now on I will have to eat his share :))) ty all.
susie

ahoogstra

ahoogstra
Cutlerville, MI

August 1, 2012
3:00 PM

Post #9226276

Still no swap:(
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

August 1, 2012
3:12 PM

Post #9226282

Chin up! I'm sure it'll be there soon :)

frausnow
Winterville, GA
(Zone 7b)

August 2, 2012
8:50 AM

Post #9227049

Susie, so sorry for the loss of your father. Peace and prayers to you and your loved ones.

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

August 2, 2012
8:40 PM

Post #9227754

TY Frau This is what daddy wanted he was tired & He ask god many times to let him rest & He Passed in his sleep .
& I want to thank all of you who signed his guess book . I tried to click on email next to your names but its not working for me .
so i hope you all know your well wishes means allot I JUST LOVE OUR GROUP :))) TY TY TY
well gotta get some sleep back in the morning for coffee :)
minnesippi
Oakdale, MN
(Zone 4a)

August 3, 2012
4:36 AM

Post #9227895

We love you too susie!

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

August 3, 2012
5:08 AM

Post #9227912

TY MINN, ready for the Final day ,Of Our Good Byes , got to get going here soon going to meet at the restrant for BKF & then on to the park to get it set up then off to the cemetary. So you all have a great day I Know you all will be with me :) TY SO Much Couldn't ask for any better friends :) No Time to post on all the forums will try later when i get home :)

susie

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

August 3, 2012
7:05 PM

Post #9228801

TY All For signing our guess book & All your best wishes . we Had a BEAUTY FUL GOOD BYE Today .
special TY"S To THERE WERE SO MANY OTHERS that I didn't know was reading about us so thank you for the kinds words also :

ALICA/AHOOGSTRA
LIZ/LIZRAINEY
SUSAN /FOTV
KRIS/MUD_ELF
PATTI/CRIT
STEPHINE / MINNESIPI
LINDAK/TATERS55
NANCY /
ALANA/POISONDARTFROG
minnesippi
Oakdale, MN
(Zone 4a)

August 4, 2012
5:39 PM

Post #9229760

Glad you had a beautiful day susie. I kept the rain here for you :)

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

August 5, 2012
5:23 AM

Post #9230029

TY Minn Now send it I;m Very ready for it We got All THUNDER & Lightening Last night NO RAIN NOTTA DROP :((((.
JUST Out Watering when JIM SAID Turn It off He was in the SHOWER :) So I GOTTA WAIT to Water . so will have another cup of coffee
& chat here for a few :)

We sure do need rain it is cloudy but don't look as we will get anything . Well today I plan to work on our Thank you cards & I proble should get busy at it or get them started any way .
wishing you all a great day

minnesippi
Oakdale, MN
(Zone 4a)

August 5, 2012
6:27 AM

Post #9230076

58 degrees this morning...i may need a sweatshirt! Rain passed us by, hopefully headed your way. I would tell you what im doing but thats my brain teaser on the other post. But i will tell you, it rains every time i do it that i said i should travel when i do it so others get rain also. Lol.
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

August 5, 2012
11:06 AM

Post #9230352

Wash your car/pickup????

ahoogstra

ahoogstra
Cutlerville, MI

August 5, 2012
2:25 PM

Post #9230578

WOW...Thanks Fuity! She sent...Agastache "Blue Fortune", Clematis "Little Duckling" Iris "Imortality", Host w/ ajuga, Monarda "jacob Cline, Verbena " Sissinghurst, & Veronica "Alba"... WOWOWOWOWOWOW!
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you Fruity!

Hope everyone enjoys there Sunday:)
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

August 5, 2012
3:59 PM

Post #9230700

Better late than never, huh? Hope everything arrived perky, or at least still alive.

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

August 5, 2012
5:16 PM

Post #9230796

have you any PICTURES OF THEM ??? THE ONLY ONE OUT IS MINE YET & CRIT ANY TIME IS FINE .
HAPPY GARDENING EVERYONE .
deejay9 ----
warriorswisdomkathy---REC'D FROM MINNISIPPI
frausnow --REC'D from AliKat32-
CheerMom-----REC''D FROM AHOOGSTRA
FOTV-------REC'D FROM FRAUSNOW
minnesippi-REC'D FROM KATHY
AliKat32---- REC'D FROM DEEJAY9
Crit-----REC'D MINNESIPPI-
ahoogstra--REC;D FROM FOTV
minnesippi
Oakdale, MN
(Zone 4a)

August 5, 2012
6:29 PM

Post #9230904

Nature took care of the car wash. Sure am tired. I get so much done outside when hubby is at a drill weekend.
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

August 17, 2012
8:10 PM

Post #9245228

Happy Birthday, JoAnn! I'm late but hope you spent the day doing something that pleases you!
May all your blooms come true :)

Thumbnail by FruitOfTheVine
Click the image for an enlarged view.

You cannot post until you register, login and subscribe.


Other Group Trades, Swaps and Round Robins Threads you might be interested in:

SubjectThread StarterRepliesLast Post
ZZ's - Star-Studded - 'Tomato Seed Round-Robin'. ZZTOPSOIL 335 Aug 8, 2007 11:54 PM
CLOSED: Any newbies wanna start a round robin? kaykay1010 134 Dec 14, 2010 6:31 PM
Spring Fever RR Crimson 146 Apr 13, 2007 12:08 PM
Houseplant Swap snboyken 146 Apr 30, 2007 12:59 PM
Yesterday's News Robin's Resurrection sign-up here Gourd 284 Jul 11, 2007 4:23 PM


We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2014 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.
 

Hope for America