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Mid-South Gardening: Fall 2012 Mid-South Round Up

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obbirds
Olive Branch, MS

July 25, 2012
9:13 PM

Post #9218936

We are going to have another Round Up much like last years at Jim's house in Olive Branch, Ms. The date will be September 22nd (Sat.). This thread can be used to determine who is coming and for chat. We will open a food and a swap thread later.

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kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

July 26, 2012
4:19 AM

Post #9219051

I'll be there.

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

July 26, 2012
5:41 AM

Post #9219104

I plan to be there!
lorettad
Batesville, AR
(Zone 7a)

July 26, 2012
8:47 AM

Post #9219307

I'll be there
crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

July 26, 2012
1:22 PM

Post #9219607

I'm going to try to make it but I just can't win!

Here at work they decided to move my Hot Check Conference from mid October (the week it has been for the past 25 someodd years) to mid September, and instead of it being in Little Rock or Hot Springs, they decided it needs to be in Ft. Smith! Right when I thought I was free and clear. LOL My Goodness!
Sarah_Claire
Little Rock, AR

July 26, 2012
1:45 PM

Post #9219631

Would love to come! How exciting.
OutsidePlaying
Laceys Spring, AL
(Zone 7a)

July 26, 2012
5:16 PM

Post #9219814

I would absolutely love to come and don't think it's too big of a stretch for us to drive from here (near Huntsville, AL) so I could finally meet everyone. We'll have to see. I know I have 2 back-to-back business trips and one is just before this and I'll get home on either the 20th or the 21st from Calif.

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

July 26, 2012
5:50 PM

Post #9219835

Sure hope you can make it Elaine!! Would love to meet you in person!!

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

July 26, 2012
6:37 PM

Post #9219883

I plan on coming--I will have to see if Terrye has read this yet!

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

July 26, 2012
6:56 PM

Post #9219894

Yeah!!!
Riverland
Northeast, LA
(Zone 8a)

July 27, 2012
12:49 AM

Post #9220087

I plan to come but every time I chirp up this far in advance something happens. Sooo you did not hear a peep out of me. Elaine it will be good to see you again. Our last meeting was just too short. Missing all my buds and looking forward to visiting Jim's place again. He and Kenny have enormous green thumbs. Kenny thanks for setting this up.
OutsidePlaying
Laceys Spring, AL
(Zone 7a)

July 27, 2012
6:01 AM

Post #9220196

I'm really hoping it works out!! I'm already going through in my head what I can divide between now and then to bring!

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

July 27, 2012
12:59 PM

Post #9220612

No peep from Cindy! I have plenty to divide, if I could find it in the weeds!

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

July 27, 2012
1:52 PM

Post #9220682

I sure didn't hear a peep from Cindy!!
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

July 28, 2012
1:45 PM

Post #9221634

Has anyone heard from Cindy? Not me ;o) I plan on attending!!!
obbirds
Olive Branch, MS

August 1, 2012
7:37 PM

Post #9226590

Here's the link to the swap thread.
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1273618/
huneybunch_2000
Montrose, AR
(Zone 8a)

August 2, 2012
6:00 AM

Post #9226860

I plan on attending also..Even tho we didnt hear a peep from Cindy maybe she will see this. Since we live so close together maybe we could ride up tpgether, just a thought. I will be glad to drive if that helps you any..Trish
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

August 2, 2012
8:10 AM

Post #9226991

Oh Trish, I hope you can make it!!!
obbirds
Olive Branch, MS

August 2, 2012
8:55 AM

Post #9227055

If figure with this heat and lack of rain we have we might just have a rock swap. We're going on vacation next week so I figure if it doesn't rain everything will be dead when we get back. Hope everyone can make it.
OutsidePlaying
Laceys Spring, AL
(Zone 7a)

August 2, 2012
2:04 PM

Post #9227349

Got me plenty of rocks too, lol!
huneybunch_2000
Montrose, AR
(Zone 8a)

August 2, 2012
2:45 PM

Post #9227388

Lol at a rock swap..I just strolled outside to see what I might have to offer and I was really amazed at how many things are fried out there..Ugghh I water all the time it just isnt helping..Not to mention now they are warning of restricting water usage. I guess we just keep praying for rain. God knows our needs and will give it to us in his due time...I guess my time and his time must not be the same.. Im looking forward to seeing everyone again..
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

August 2, 2012
2:57 PM

Post #9227398

here's the food thread


http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1273710/

admin will make it a sticky soon.

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

August 2, 2012
5:54 PM

Post #9227579

Lol on the rock swap ! If we keep getting hotter every summer, I think we might all have to start collecting rock--lol !!! I hope to be able to dig some daylilies Sat, so far, no one has made plans for me !

That is the good thing about daylilies, they will come back when they get some rain, they are very tough !
gen2026
Camden, AR

August 8, 2012
12:13 PM

Post #9234449

I have lost a few things too... but thankfully we have been getting some rain along, and I water like crazy in between but this unbelieveably heat really takes its toll on everything! I am tentatively planning on making it!! YEAH... I don't think I have anything going that weekend, but I am like Cindy and almost afraid to say that this early! SURELY, Leigh will be able to manage after his shoulder surgery by then!!!

I don't even have many rocks to swap... :( Had to import the ones I have around my flower bed!! I had some things rooted and they were doing well, but Leigh missed watering some of the small pots while I was gone to Dallas and they were TOAST when I got back. I still have a few things, but I lost all the ones that he didn't water...

Will be great to see everyone again though with or without plants!!

Genna
tryliv
Booneville, MS

August 9, 2012
5:16 AM

Post #9235316

Hi everyone! yes, I plan on coming. Can't wait to see everybody!
Terrye
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

August 12, 2012
10:58 AM

Post #9238934

Hoping Al and I will be able to come. Will know for sure later. Would love for you all to meet Al--he never meets a stranger. However, Jeri and Emily (if they get to come) may be the only ones who can understand him. I say that he is a Rhode Island Cajun--he was born in Rhode Island but talks like a Louisiana Cajun although he has lived in Missouri since he was 14. LOL

Kenny, are there any RV parks near Jim's place where Al and I could rent a spot for a couple of nights?
It's too far from here to drive it and get back home after the RU in one day. We have a fifth-wheel which we can pull.

Plenty of rocks here in the Ozarks in case anyone needs some extras. LOL

I didn't hear Cindy chirp, did any of you? :D
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

August 12, 2012
11:51 AM

Post #9238982

I was also born in Rhode island. new port on a navy base. small world. I know Kenny's out of town right now, don't know if he's checking in here while he's on vacation.
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

August 12, 2012
4:47 PM

Post #9239267

Thanks, Kathy Ann. I'll google RV parks in the Olive Branch area. Al says he would like to come to the RU so it is definite that we will be there! Interesting that you were born in Rhode Island, too. I didn't know that.
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

August 13, 2012
10:01 AM

Post #9240038

Wonderful. Will be nice to meet him!!!

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

August 13, 2012
2:31 PM

Post #9240335

Like some of the rest of you, I'm not going to post anything on the swap thread until probably some time in Sept. I'm going to have to see what has made it and what might need to be divided. Some things that I usually have a lot of have just not done much of anything this crazy summer. My bee balm usually blooms like crazy but it has been pitiful this summer. It's almost died back. Some other things are the same way. Going to be really busy for the rest of this month. I decided to add more space to my antique booth. So I've lots to do getting it ready and lots of shopping to do!
crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

August 20, 2012
7:52 AM

Post #9247499

Well, y'all, I may not be able to make it after all, I have taken a second job and it requires me to work all day on Saturdays. I'm thinking about taking the day off to rest up from the conference but I need the money so I may not. I'll let you know, I would LOVE to meet Al too!

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

August 20, 2012
5:47 PM

Post #9248247

What is your second job, Crissy? Maybe you can still make it
OutsidePlaying
Laceys Spring, AL
(Zone 7a)

August 21, 2012
5:59 AM

Post #9248673

Crissy, I hope you can make it too. Was hoping to get to meet you!

Elaine
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

August 21, 2012
11:03 AM

Post #9249003

Crissy, we'll sure miss you if you can't make the RU! Besides, we have to send our usual photo to Celia, saying "Wish you were here" LOL If you can't make it, I'll have to text a photo of myself to both of you! :(
crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

September 8, 2012
8:38 AM

Post #9268877

Well gals, I am not going to be able to make it, I work Saturdays from 9am to 7pm and I could get the other girl to work it, but I need the money too bad and I'm already losing 3 days that week because of the conference. Boo HISS!!!!

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

September 8, 2012
8:48 AM

Post #9268885

Sorry to hear that Christine! We'll miss you!!
How are things going? Have you found a place to live?
gen2026
Camden, AR

September 9, 2012
7:00 AM

Post #9269720

Charlotte, do you drive to Memphis from LR and then down? Are you driving down and back on Saturday? I thought we might could ride together or caravan at least...

Haven't looked on the map yet, but I assume that is how I would need to get there - but then you know what happens with assumptions sometimes! :(

Genna
gen2026
Camden, AR

September 9, 2012
7:13 AM

Post #9269732

By the way, are we doing door prizes or gifts this time? I didn't go last year so I wasn't sure what ya'll did...

So excited about getting a chance to see everyone!

Genna

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

September 9, 2012
11:00 AM

Post #9269865

Yes Genna we drive to Memphis and then to Olive Branch. Olive Branch is not very far from Memphis. Four of us are riding over in my truck together and that's the max it will hold. Your welcome to follow us but we might be leaving a little early for you. We are making some stops before Jim's and I plan to leave my house at 6:00 am and we will be pulling out of Kim's drive way by 6:30 am or before. And believe me when I say no later than 6:30 am I mean no later than 6:30 am. They will be standing in the driveway waiting!!!! It's going to be pushing us to get what we want to get done before we get to Jim's leaving at 6:30 am.

There is some road construction going on between Memphis and Little Rock. It starts around Carlisle and I'm not sure where it stops but I think somewhere around Brinkley. So you might want to check the Arkansas Highway department sight to find out more about it. Everything is one way for a number of miles and there can be long delays depending on the time of day. The old highway south of the interstate can take you around it.

Yes we will be doing door prizes.

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

September 9, 2012
11:53 AM

Post #9269904

Genna if you go through Pine Bluff and get back on I40 at Forrest City that takes you around the detour and will probably end up taking you about the same amount of time and I know will be a lot less actually miles.
OutsidePlaying
Laceys Spring, AL
(Zone 7a)

September 9, 2012
2:29 PM

Post #9270035

Good question, Genna. Please let us know if we're doing door prizes or a gift exchange of some sort this year and, if so, what sort of thing to bring. I've never been to one of these either.

Crissy, so sorry you won't be able to make it. I hope by next year you will be in a better position to join in again. Completely understand, and I'm just sorry we can't meet since this time I CAN come!
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

September 10, 2012
8:05 AM

Post #9270706

Aww, Christine, I am so sorry you won't be able to make it. I suppose I will have to send a photo of myself to Celia! LOL
Are we putting a limit on the cash value of the door prizes? I know in the past we had a $10.00 limit--does that still hold?

Charlotte: Are you all going to Dabneys and Homestead before going down to Jim's? I told Al that I wanted us to stop there but we are going over to Memphis on Friday so we will probably visit both nurseries on Friday afternoon. :o)

It's less than 2 weeks away now--getting excited!
gen2026
Camden, AR

September 11, 2012
1:33 PM

Post #9272153

Yeah, I even thought about going to Memphis on Friday evening after work, but not crazy about spending the night in Memphis by myself. I had also considered going to Alex's and spending the night if I was going to follow ya'll. Might be just as well to get up early and go thru Pine Bluff and that way to avoid the construction.

Thanks for the info!

Elaine, I didn't get to go last year, but it appears we are doing door prizes which we do at most of our get togethers. Someone else will have to vouch for the price range... so looking forward to seeing everyone! :)

Genna
gen2026
Camden, AR

September 13, 2012
6:14 AM

Post #9273861

What time are we supposed to be at Jim's??

Price range set for door prizes??

Thanks!
Genna
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

September 13, 2012
8:14 AM

Post #9273957

Id say that price Marilyn suggested is fine. 10.00.
gen2026
Camden, AR

September 13, 2012
8:17 AM

Post #9273958

Ok, thanks! Do you know what time??
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

September 13, 2012
12:37 PM

Post #9274148

No.
obbirds
Olive Branch, MS

September 13, 2012
12:52 PM

Post #9274162

Me either. I guess it begins when the first person shows up. LOL I was thinking around 10:30. Will that give everyone enough time to get here? Ya'll just need to tell me.

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

September 13, 2012
5:59 PM

Post #9274426

Everything sounds good, 10 bucks ofnthe door prize, arrive at 10:30 !!! So excited to see everyone
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

September 14, 2012
7:19 AM

Post #9274884

It's only a week away! Al and I have decided not to bring our fifth wheel. We will just drive over on Friday and visit Dabney's and Homestead and spend the night at a motel. We'll drive on down to Jim's place on Saturday morning.

Genna, if you want to drive over on Friday after work, you could get a room in the same motel where Al and I are staying if that would make you feel safer. We could have breakfast together on Saturday morning before going on to the RU. We don't know yet where we are going to stay but I am going to check into it today and can let you know later.
gen2026
Camden, AR

September 14, 2012
7:28 AM

Post #9274891

That might be a plan Marilyn... Trish and I are still trying to work out some details as to whether we are going on Friday or Saturday...and if her friend is going to be able to get off work to come too. You might message Kenny - he told me if I decided to spend the night to let him know so he could give me some good areas to stay and some to avoid...

OutsidePlaying
Laceys Spring, AL
(Zone 7a)

September 14, 2012
11:22 AM

Post #9275123

Marilyn, I'm still not sure if my DH is going or not, but I've made reservations at a Hampton Inn in Olive Branch. It's about a 4-hr drive from my house there so I decided I'd rather just go on over Friday.
OutsidePlaying
Laceys Spring, AL
(Zone 7a)

September 14, 2012
12:03 PM

Post #9275153

I forgot to say - Kenny needs to give those of us who have never been there directions to his house. Send us a d-mail!
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

September 14, 2012
7:03 PM

Post #9275527

Kenny did message me and gave me some suggestions about where to stay. I need to get online and make reservations. Either Holiday Inn Express or Hampton Inn would be a good choice, I think.

Elaine, if we stay at Hampton Inn, perhaps we can make connections with you. We are driving over on Friday because we are 4 hours away, too, only we will be coming from South-central Missouri.
gen2026
Camden, AR

September 14, 2012
9:08 PM

Post #9275640

Marilyn , are you staying in Olive Branch, or in Memphis?? Where is homestead and the other nurseries located ... and what type of plants do they carry?? Will there be any of those places that will have some good deals on shrubs?

obbirds
Olive Branch, MS

September 14, 2012
10:04 PM

Post #9275670

Both Homestead and Dabneys have shrubs, but not sure about the price. I'm sure Homestead would be more reasonable. Homestead is in Ms and Dabneys is in Memphis. They are about 40 minutes apart.
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

September 15, 2012
5:38 AM

Post #9275767

Genna, I made our reservations last night at the Holiday Inn Express in Olive Branch. Kenny told me it was only about 5 miles from Jim's house. They had a good rate plus they do serve a complimentary breakfast. If I remember correctly, I bought more plants at Homestead last year than I did at Dabney's. Charlotte was driving so I didn't really pay any attention to how we got to either place. LOL I am going to google directions to both Dabney's and Homestead.

It's raining here this morning--only lightly, but every little bit helps! Supposed to be rainy all day! :D
crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

September 15, 2012
7:53 AM

Post #9275835

I might have some insight on this from last time, I stayed in Olive Branch at the Comfort Suites Hotel, it was nice.

http://www.hotels.com/search/search.html?cd=09-21-12&dd=09-22-12&hid=213812&ihu=true&nr=1&pn=1&r=1&rl=destination:1422369:PROVIDED:PROVIDED&vt=LIST
gen2026
Camden, AR

September 15, 2012
6:10 PM

Post #9276219

Is Bonnie coming? I haven't seen her posting and I wondered if she was going to join us...

anyone know?

marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

September 16, 2012
5:43 AM

Post #9276465

I don't know, but I sure hope she can make it!
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

September 16, 2012
5:10 PM

Post #9277023

We updated the maps in our GPS yesterday so we shouldn't have any problem finding Dabneys, Homestead and Jim's place! :D I have addresses for all three places if anyone needs them. You can google Dabneys and Homestead for their addresses, though, although you should put in "Homestead Farms" instead of Homestead Nursery.
obbirds
Olive Branch, MS

September 16, 2012
5:58 PM

Post #9277091

Homestead is about 40 minutes from Jim's and Dabneys is 10-15 minutes. Both are open till 5.
gen2026
Camden, AR

September 18, 2012
7:01 AM

Post #9278700

So IF we are going to Homestead... we would be better off to stay in Memphis instead of OB? I need to google them and see where they all are in relation to each other...

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

September 18, 2012
7:12 AM

Post #9278706

NO. Homestead is in Mississippi south of Olive Branch.
obbirds
Olive Branch, MS

September 18, 2012
7:50 AM

Post #9278744

If you are coming Friday afternoon and wanting to got to Homestead Sat. morning stay in Southaven, Ms.
gen2026
Camden, AR

September 18, 2012
8:11 AM

Post #9278776

Kenny, I sent you a dmail...

I am planning to route thru Pine Bluff, up 79 due to the construction on I40. I have been that way several times... but now, because of where Homestead is located, I am considering going thru Helena and possibly up to Tunica to spend the night. Then over to Homestead the next morning... or maybe going closer to Homestead, I just don't know for sure if there will be decent places to stay in the area. I just hate to drive all the way North to Memphis, to turn back south to drive to Homestead... Anyone have any input about coming from the south? Anyone stayed in Tunica? is it a safe area? and can you sleep there good or is there so much comotion from the casinos that you can't rest?? I have no idea...

Thanks!
Genna

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

September 18, 2012
8:29 AM

Post #9278792

Sandra just told you where you need to stay. Southhaven is just a few miles from where Homestead is located. There are lots of nice places to stay in the Southhaven/Olive Branch area. No need to drive into Memphis. The end of Memphis you would end up in is certainly not a place you would want or need to stay!

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

September 18, 2012
11:25 AM

Post #9278978

No south Memphis is really bad, don't go to Memphis, stop at Southhaven
gen2026
Camden, AR

September 18, 2012
11:44 AM

Post #9279003

Yeah, I know not to stop in South Memphis. Years ago when we were coming thru Memphis headed home from somewhere the kids wanted to go by Krispy Kreme donuts. At the time, that was the nearest Krispy Kreme to us and they had heard people talk about it - and occasionally someone would do a fundraiser here and sell their glazed donuts - so we were looking for the KK. Stopped and asked for directions from a security guard at St Judes. The guy routed us back toward Nashville and then around the loop around Memphis, then into South Memphis, and we FINALLY found Krispy Kreme. It was not the best neighborhood - although we were right down the street from Graceland! :) It was late in the evening and just NOT a good experience...LOL The kids laughed about that for the longest time and what we went thru to get some fresh, hot Krispy Kreme donuts!

We did realize that we could come over just a little ways and hit 55 and head back into NW Memphis that way and get home a LOT faster!
No telling how many miles out of the way we drove for those donuts...

Guess it makes for funny memories as long as you survive the trip!

duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

September 18, 2012
4:02 PM

Post #9279248

I have stayed in Tunica many times but only at a casino.

May have driven a long way for a donut, but look how far we are willing to drive for a plant!! Plus, the donut was worth it ;o))
gen2026
Camden, AR

September 19, 2012
6:10 AM

Post #9279771

That is so true!! I told a friend of mine where I was going this weekend - and she thought I had lost my mind... :) of course, she might be right!

But, i told her I wasn't driving that far for plants... I was driving that far to visit with friends. That made more sense to her!

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

September 19, 2012
8:36 AM

Post #9279907

Yes, it is sad that that area of town has gotte. So bad when so many people come there to visit Graceland. You would think the city would try to improve conditions there. Whe I took Mamma to see her cousin Alcy we had to go that way. I was always glad to get back to MS !

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

September 19, 2012
9:31 AM

Post #9279999

We have areas like that in LR. They keep trying to clean it up but once it gets like that hard to reverse.
tryliv
Booneville, MS

September 19, 2012
5:17 PM

Post #9280488

Kenny, do you know what time Homestead and Dabneys opens?

Terrye
gen2026
Camden, AR

September 19, 2012
6:53 PM

Post #9280569

I looked up Homestead - and they open at 8...not sure about Dabneys.

obbirds
Olive Branch, MS

September 19, 2012
9:48 PM

Post #9280711

Both open at 8
gen2026
Camden, AR

September 20, 2012
6:14 AM

Post #9280885

Kenny had told me that last year everyone went to Dabney's in the afternoon after having lunch and hanging out at Jim's. Is everyone planning on doing that this year? I am sure I will only have time to go to one in the morning before going to Jim's so I was just trying to make sure that I was planning to go to the correct one early (homestead).

Thanks!
Genna
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

September 20, 2012
6:23 AM

Post #9280897

We are driving over on Friday and will be going to Homestead on Friday afternoon before checking in at our motel in Olive Branch. We will probably go to Dabney's Saturday afternoon after leaving Jim's. On the other hand, it will depend on how many plants we buy at Homestead as to whether or not we go to Dabney's at all! LOL
gen2026
Camden, AR

September 20, 2012
6:32 AM

Post #9280903

:-) I can totally relate to that!

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

September 20, 2012
10:13 AM

Post #9281124

I don't know that we will go to any nurseries, Terrye is still having problems with her foot, so whatever you guys want to do will be fine with us
tryliv
Booneville, MS

September 20, 2012
11:10 AM

Post #9281208

Anything is fine with me. I won't be getting much at the nursery since I am cutting back but I always like to look!

Terrye
obbirds
Olive Branch, MS

September 20, 2012
12:07 PM

Post #9281249

Hi everyone. My Aunt passed away this morning so I'm not going to be there Saturday. We have to leave first thing that morning. Jim will be there so everything is still as planned. I hate that I'm going to miss seeing everyone, but there will be another get together somewhere. Have fun.

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

September 20, 2012
12:59 PM

Post #9281274

Sorry about your loss, Kenny. We will miss you
gen2026
Camden, AR

September 20, 2012
1:18 PM

Post #9281303

So sorry to hear about your aunt... I hope you have a safe trip to wherever you have to go. We will miss you!
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

September 20, 2012
1:56 PM

Post #9281331

Sorry about your aunt, Kenny. We will miss you!

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

September 20, 2012
3:55 PM

Post #9281403

So sorry about your aunt Kenny! We will certainly miss you!
huneybunch_2000
Montrose, AR
(Zone 8a)

September 20, 2012
6:04 PM

Post #9281517

Sorry about your Aunt, travel carefully and I will keep you in my prayers...
OutsidePlaying
Laceys Spring, AL
(Zone 7a)

September 20, 2012
6:48 PM

Post #9281555

I forgot to ask...do we need to bring a lawn chair?

Sorry about your aunt, Kenny, and sorry I won't get to meet you this year!

Elaine
obbirds
Olive Branch, MS

September 20, 2012
6:51 PM

Post #9281558

I've got plenty of chairs.
gen2026
Camden, AR

September 21, 2012
6:20 AM

Post #9281895

Do we need to do something about an alternative main course? or have someone else pick up BBQ?

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

September 21, 2012
7:20 AM

Post #9281944

Jim is going to get the b-b-q, I will help get everything going.
gen2026
Camden, AR

September 21, 2012
7:28 AM

Post #9281953

Ok, thanks! Just making sure we didn't need to change some of the plans...

I have the water in the ice chest and will put ice on them here at work. Made cookies to bring...my husband REALLY pushed for me to make cookies. He knew he could sneak a few of them - hard to do with a cake or pie! :-)

Ready to see everyone!!
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

September 21, 2012
8:37 AM

Post #9282020

Oh Kenny, I am so sorry. We will be thinking of you and your family and sending warm loving hugs your way! Maybe y'all can make it to KA's in October...
obbirds
Olive Branch, MS

September 21, 2012
12:58 PM

Post #9282311

Thanks everyone. It looks like it's going to be the perfect day for it.
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

September 21, 2012
2:26 PM

Post #9282369

Did you all know that Rita is closing her nursery. Last day is Sept 30th. That's sad.
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

September 22, 2012
5:53 PM

Post #9283424

I just got home, had a super time as usual. Thank you Jim for letting us come to your beautiful home! so sorry Kenny, that we didn't get to see you.

Here are some photos. hopefully I'll get to post them all on the same post ha . probably not.

loretta, Sandra, Sarah & charlotte.

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kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

September 22, 2012
6:02 PM

Post #9283436

I cannot believe that picture posted in about 2 seconds, I didn't even think it posted. I haven't posted pics on dg for a while now, they must have been doing some changes. lol

First pic is Jim our gracious Host!
Second pic is Loretta, Sandra, Terrye , Elaine, Sarah and Charlotte.

3rd pic is Kim, Charlotte, & Jim

4th pic Terrye, charlotte & Kim
5th pic is Sandra, Loretta & Marilyn

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kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

September 22, 2012
6:06 PM

Post #9283441

pic one is Sandra, Loretta & Me

Pic 2 is . Genna & Charlotte.

Pic 3 Sarah, jim & Kim
Pic 4 Terrye

Pic 5 , what's so interesting down in that pot? lol

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cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

September 22, 2012
6:08 PM

Post #9283442

Good pictures! I haven't posted pictures in a while. They needed to speed up the posting time!
OutsidePlaying
Laceys Spring, AL
(Zone 7a)

September 22, 2012
6:08 PM

Post #9283443

Great photos, Kathy! We had the best time! We got home around 6:30. I've been unloading the trunk, grabbed a bite to eat and doing laundry. I'll try to post some of my photos in a little while, but yours are hard to beat! Kathy, I think DG has improved on the photo posting. I gave up back in the spring when I tried (and failed) to load more than 2 or 3 at a time.

Thanks again to Jim for having us all at his place and to Kenny for helping get everything organized. I can't wait to see everyone again!

Elaine

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

September 22, 2012
6:12 PM

Post #9283447

We did a cross post. You were posting the last group of pictures while I was commenting. That does look like an interesting pot!!! LOL

Glad you made it home safe!!

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

September 22, 2012
6:13 PM

Post #9283448

Elaine we did a cross post! So glad to finally get to meet you in person!
OutsidePlaying
Laceys Spring, AL
(Zone 7a)

September 22, 2012
6:20 PM

Post #9283454

Yes, I was so glad to meet you, Charlotte, and everyone else I have only 'talked' with here! Glad everyone has made it home safely!
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

September 22, 2012
6:24 PM

Post #9283456

pic 1 Elaine, Kim & Jim

The rest are group photos, they all turned out great!!

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obbirds
Olive Branch, MS

September 22, 2012
6:29 PM

Post #9283460

Thanks Kathy for the pics. I was hoping someone would take a few. Glad everyone enjoyed the day. I know Jim did. Wish I could have been there, but there's always next time.
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

September 22, 2012
6:47 PM

Post #9283473

I 'm glad i brought my camera, wasn't sure there was any other picture taking going on!!

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

September 22, 2012
6:53 PM

Post #9283478

Glad you did too! Didn't think to bring mine.
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

September 22, 2012
7:29 PM

Post #9283500

Loretta, we are considering changing the date of the luncheon to the sat before the 20th, with high hopes that Terrye and Sandra can make it. i think if you can make that date we will just change it to that date regardless if they come or not. so let me know ok. We'd all love for them to make it.
OutsidePlaying
Laceys Spring, AL
(Zone 7a)

September 22, 2012
7:42 PM

Post #9283511

Here are a few pictures that I took.

#1 and 2 - the group doing what we do best - eat

#3 - Looking for garden goodies

#4 - Trish with her door prize - a jar of goodies

#5 - Genna opens her door prize - a bird house

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kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

September 22, 2012
8:39 PM

Post #9283537

Oh I forgot. There were a couple
Taking pics of the gifts. Sorry. Forgot about that
lorettad
Batesville, AR
(Zone 7a)

September 23, 2012
4:23 AM

Post #9283679

Had a wonderful time at Jim's. Yes Kathy I can come the Saturday before
gen2026
Camden, AR

September 23, 2012
7:49 AM

Post #9283829

Had a wonderful time at Jim's! His place is beautiful and it was great to see everyone! Sure missed Bonnie, Cindy, Kenny, and Jeri - sure wish everyone could have been there! It was a great time for sure!

Thanks to Trish for riding with me and making the long trip a lot shorter! We had a lot of fun - and packed that suburban to the brim... :)

The food was all delicious of course! Kim, you need to share that recipe for those bars - although I know they must have a million calories each! everything was great and Jim's place was even more beautiful in person!!


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

September 23, 2012
9:18 AM

Post #9283903

Is their a better adjective to describe our day other than "wonderful?" If there is, I cannot think of it. Not only was our time at Jim's great but also our time at Dabney's, as well as, in the truck on the way! I am so lucky and honored to have such marvelous friends! I love you all dearly! Elaine, I am so glad that I got to meet you and Earl! If I can help with any duck stuff just give me a shout! Marilyn, I am so glad you brought Al. He seemed to enjoy himself! Terrye, I hope you feel okay today. I know you were hurting before we left. KA, you are welcome to sleep on the comfy green couch anytime! Charlotte, thanks for driving! Maybe, I should drive to KA's in October! I promise we will take the truck and not my car ;o) We missed all that could not make it and hope to see all of you soon.

Kenny, you and Jim have worked very hard on/in the yard...and it shows! Kathy and I only got into the forbidden plant pile, once or twice, five times at the most! Please express to Jim how much fun we had and appreciate all the plants he willing shared! I am certain he will be eating that delicious bbq for the next week! Maybe you and Jim can make it to KA's in October or my house in December!

I would also like for all to post their dish recipes. Everything was soooo good! We certainly know how to cook...and eat! LOL Genna, I waved my magic wand over the strudel and removed all fat and calories!!! I was supposed to make lemon blossoms but they stuck to the pan (I think element in oven is going out) so I had to go to another recipe. I can post recipe for those, too, if anyone would like.

Cream Cheese Strudel
Ingredients:
2 cans of crescent rolls
2 packages cream cheese
1 cup sugar

Glaze:
1 cup confectioners sugar
2 tbsp milk (more depending on desired consistency)
1 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Mix cream cheese and sugar together until smooth
Spray nonstick coating or lightly grease pan, then layer one can of crescent rolls on bottom of pan
Spread filling onto the rolls, then place the other can on top of that
Cook for about 18-20 minutes or until golden brown.

Make glaze and pour over while strudel is still warm.

kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

September 23, 2012
5:22 PM

Post #9284307

Ok, we are changing the date for the Luncheon to Saturday, October 13th, Just in case Sandra and Terrye can make it.
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

September 23, 2012
8:01 PM

Post #9284451

Al and I made it home about 6:30 p.m. tonight after spending a good part of today at Mud Island. It was a beautiful week-end, weather-wise and every other way, too.

We so enjoyed meeting Elaine and Earl and having supper with them on Friday night and then seeing all the rest of you on Saturday. Al says "Hi" to everyone and he was glad to meet all of you. I, of course, had a great time visiting with you all in person again.
Thanks to each of you for the plants you shared with me. I will be eternally grateful to all of you for your generosity in helping me to start yet another flower garden here at my new home with Al. A new husband and new flower beds = this gardener's dream! (picture smiles and hearts here)
The photos are all great and just more proof of the fun we had. Thumbs-up to you shutter-bugs!
Looking forward to the next Round-Up!!

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

September 24, 2012
7:41 AM

Post #9284780

Marilyn, I hope Al is not disappointed when he figures out he has to help you plant all of those plants!
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

September 24, 2012
4:07 PM

Post #9285289

Ha, ha, ha, Sandra! He jokingly told me, "You certainly have a lot of plants to get into the ground when we get home." I immediately said, "You mean WE have a lot of plants to get into the ground when we get home." LOL He just grinned.

We did get out this afternoon and planted some of the plants we brought home. We had to go to the grocery store this morning and then pick up Laddy at the boarding place, which is why we didn't get outside until after lunch. Laddy was ecstatic to see his "mama" again and I was equally glad to see him.

We'll plant more of the plants tomorrow. I can only work for short periods of time right now because when I start sweating, the poison ivy starts itching really bad so I have to go inside and shower to get it to stop itching. I have it on various parts of my body especially on my abdomen and in all the areas where one usually sweats. Ack! It is really interfering with my gardening plans. :o(

I hope I can remember who gave me which plants. I like to label my plants with the names of the people who have given them to me but some of you ladies didn't put your names on the plants you gave me. ;o)

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

September 24, 2012
4:44 PM

Post #9285321

Oh Marilyn, you know all of us love you so who does it matter which one gave it to you. I do have a piece of resurrection fern that was given to me by TGIF, who has now passed on. I think I met her at the first plant swap we had at Tupelo. I am proud I have it and think of her when it looks so pretty after a rain, she was a very sweet and kind person.
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

September 24, 2012
7:28 PM

Post #9285460

some of us are real lucky to get the new owner's name on the plant lol I'm guilty of never putting my name on a plant i'm giving away. i gave you all the sedums and the red monarda and the elephant ear which isn't hardy for you. ;) i got all my stuff planted, and Danny never helps me do that, he will do much work for me but NEVER plants flowers for me, if you can't eat them then I don't need them he says. go figure. I will continue to use him for my carpentry and veggie garden work and I'll continue to do the flower plants by myself. That way he doesn't have to know how much of his money I spent ha ha.

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

September 24, 2012
8:07 PM

Post #9285495

I was doing good to get a tag of any kind on mine must less my name.LOL I gave you a hot lips salvia, sage/salvia, small hosta and seems like something else. You'll just have to check my list of what I promised.

I didn't bring back much but it will probably be the end of the week before I get it planted. I did prune all my older hydrangeas back late this afternoon. I bought 2 new hydrangeas I need to figure out where I'm going to work them in. I bought three new hostas and got a couple from Terrye. I've figured out where they are going - now to did a hole. Everything else I bought back is tropical.

Terrye forgot to tell you the tiny little purple tiers hydrangea you gave me a couple of years ago is now a decent size. I kept it in the pot until this summer. I had it sunk in the ground in a spot where I wouldn't lose it. Then this spring I planted it in the ground where I wanted it but put some caladiums around it for protection. It's grown a bunch! Think it's going to be fine now.

I have a long time friend in El Dorado that is a gardener. Her husband likes to get out and piddle in the yard too but she tells him - this is my spot I'm digging here- you go find your own spot!! And she means it!! LOL

This message was edited Sep 24, 2012 9:11 PM
huneybunch_2000
Montrose, AR
(Zone 8a)

September 25, 2012
5:41 AM

Post #9285762

Ms Marilyn I didnt put my name on mine either but heres what I gave you.
zinnia seeds
coneflowers
St Joseph lily
canna yellow dwarf, red velvet or red australian, orange yellow canna pretoria
fern
Woodland phlox

hope this helps you.
huneybunch_2000
Montrose, AR
(Zone 8a)

September 25, 2012
6:18 AM

Post #9285790

I didnt take many pictures and have been busy planting so I decided to take a minute to share these with you..

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

September 25, 2012
11:28 AM

Post #9286103

Al and I got more of the plants in the ground today before it got too warm this morning. I worked from about 7:30 till 11:30. Al had to take my car to the shop and get a new battery for it but he helped me when he got back home.

I knew that you had given me all of the sedums, KA, and I marked them accordingly. They have all been planted.

Sandra, I also knew you gave me the plants in the basket. I also got the ones marked that Trish and Charlotte gave me. It is just one of my little "quirks" that makes me want to know who gave me what. Maybe I have OCD? LOL

Trish, I think I got home with a peacock fern that was meant for you--it did have your name on it but I think Kim is the one who brought it for you. I have already planted it but I promise to give you a start of it next year. LOL Does the woodland phlox need to be in the shade? I planted the St. Joseph Lily and the coneflowers this morning, I will store the cannas over the winter and put them out next spring. When should I sow the zinnia seeds?
Thanks for posting the photos.
OutsidePlaying
Laceys Spring, AL
(Zone 7a)

September 25, 2012
1:33 PM

Post #9286189

Marilyn, I have a list at home of what I dug and had for everybody. I think I gave you some tiger stripe canna, Rubenstern coneflower, Ida's Magic DL, Navajo Red salvia, Penstemon (Husker Red and a purple), and seems like a couple of other things.

I can't remember the other stuff but a lot of my tagged things either had Burpee tags or re-used blue tags that I wrote on.

huneybunch_2000
Montrose, AR
(Zone 8a)

September 25, 2012
2:17 PM

Post #9286220

Ms Marilyn I got a peacock fern, but maybe she was sending one to Cindy, you enjoy it..Also I found the red velvet canna here this morning mixed in with things I had bought from lowes, so I will have to get you a piece of that next time.. Woodland phlox likes the shade but I do have some growing that gets quiet a bit of sun each day..I sow my zinnias in the spring but I have some come back each yr volunteer so if you sowed them now I bet they will come up also...Cindy came by today and was excited about all the things sent to her..Said tell everyone she appreciated your generosity..She called me about 5 hours later and wanted to know if we were trying to kill her, lol I know the feeling I have been planting things for days...I stopped at Lowes and bought $50.00 worth of things on clearance and have to plant all that also..;) I'm already thinking about how pretty everything will be next spring..
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

September 25, 2012
4:27 PM

Post #9286311

Thanks, Elaine and Trish. I think I have my list straight now of who gave me which plants. I came across your Burpee tags when I was planting today, Elaine. :o)
Trish, I have visions in my head of how pretty everything is going to look next spring, too. :D
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

September 25, 2012
6:12 PM

Post #9286382

Marilyn, I brought you and Trish a peacock fern. She got one, too...must have your name one it ;o) I also gave Trish red dragon.
OutsidePlaying
Laceys Spring, AL
(Zone 7a)

September 26, 2012
6:26 AM

Post #9286683

I found my list, and I also gave you a big sedum, Autumn Joy, Marilyn but glad you found the tags!

I've finally got almost everything planted now. Been working in the yard every night after work. Got it finished last night except for the mini DLs Sandra gave me. Got to figure out where I'm going to put those, but they are in pots so I know they will be ok for a little while. Sandra, I forgot to ask you how tall they get. Are they similar to Stella d'Oro's in height or smaller?

marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

September 26, 2012
7:09 AM

Post #9286720

Thanks, Kim. I'm glad to know that I didn't "steal" Trish's peacock fern! LOL
Elaine, I planted the Autumn Joy sedum yesterday. :o)

We won't be planting anything today. Al has an appt. at the eye doctor. I will have to drive him because they will be dilating his eyes and he won't be able to drive himself back home. Besides that, a day of rest will give the poison ivy rash a chance to heal even more. It is much better now, thank goodness! We'll finish planting everything on
Thursday and Friday.

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

September 26, 2012
10:09 AM

Post #9286916

Elaine, the plants I had in there were
Apricot sparkles
Rosy returns
When my sweetheart returns
Siloam bye lo
Some will get bigger than others, now which ones you got, I have no idea, I don't even know what I have now in mine !
OutsidePlaying
Laceys Spring, AL
(Zone 7a)

September 26, 2012
12:26 PM

Post #9287006

Thanks, Sandra!!
gen2026
Camden, AR

September 26, 2012
12:39 PM

Post #9287014

Sandra, once the mini's bloom do you think you will be able to ID them? Just figured you might know them once you saw them...

FlowrLady
-South Central-, IL
(Zone 6a)

September 26, 2012
3:57 PM

Post #9287207

I just found (and read) this thread. It looks like another successful Round Up. It's good to see pics of you all. I miss you. Happy winter gardening, talk to you in the spring.
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

September 26, 2012
5:23 PM

Post #9287283

We miss you, Pat!

I planted some Sunday, but left a few hostas to add to pots on the deck. I had forgotten that I have two hosta loving ducks on the deck! Needless to say, by the time I got home from work Monday, they were eaten!

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

September 26, 2012
5:58 PM

Post #9287315

Hi, Pat

Yes, Genna I am pretty sure I can I'd them when they bloom--I will try anyway!
OutsidePlaying
Laceys Spring, AL
(Zone 7a)

September 27, 2012
6:09 AM

Post #9287730

Genna, I sometimes look them up on the internet (google) and find what I'm looking for. Plant Files here on Daves is a big help most of the time too for finding photos of specific plants and blooms.

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