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Texas Gardening: 2012 N Central TX RU in Burleson **PICTURE THREAD**

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stephanietx

stephanietx
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 6, 2012
3:33 PM

Post #9297698

It was a chilly day and we had a smaller than normal crowd, but we had a wonderful time! Sybil and her husband Jeff graciously hosted us at their home and we were so thankful! Here are a few pics from today.

Sheila & Josephine discussing food choices.

Folks eating and visiting.

Yummy!!

stephanietx

stephanietx
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 6, 2012
3:40 PM

Post #9297709

Perusing the plant offerings.

The girls discussing plants and such.

The men discussing "stuff". Not sure exactly what they were talking about! LOL

Fun during the door prize giveaway.

stephanietx

stephanietx
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 6, 2012
3:48 PM

Post #9297713

Some of us took a tour of Sybil's property. We saw some very cool things!

This is a pretty little native plant called Bitterweed. Josephine harvested some seeds. :)

The cowpen daisies were spectacular! These were out by the horse corral/pen.

Fields of sweet briar. Josephine calls it a beautiful native. Sybil says it's just a *&^% weed!! (Best line of the day!) Also, when the plants dry, you can spray paint them for a nice display indoors!

Evil Ragweed!!

stephanietx

stephanietx
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 6, 2012
3:56 PM

Post #9297715

This is a Toothache tree. I forgot the official name of it, but it's native and grows wild on Sybil's property.

The berries/seeds from the Toothache Tree.

It's a male monarch! It flitted past us, then landed on the fence as we were walking past. Josephine and Sheila showed us the 2 black dots that show it's a male. It was very large, too!

Close up of the butterfly before Josephine released it to fly away and continue on his trek.

stephanietx

stephanietx
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 6, 2012
4:01 PM

Post #9297720

Frank and Sheila on our walk.

One of the many interesting rocks we found on our walk.

None of us were cold after that walk! What a fun afternoon and educational to boot. I didn't get pics of the little bugs that turn red when you squish them. Apparently you can use them as red dye!

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 6, 2012
4:33 PM

Post #9297738

Great pictures Stephanie, thank you for posting so soon.

Sheila_FW

Sheila_FW
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 6, 2012
4:33 PM

Post #9297739

Great pictures Stephanie! Glad you took some of our walk and the interesting things along the way.

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 6, 2012
5:50 PM

Post #9297790

O.K. here come mine I will add captions later.
People eating and having fun.

This message was edited Oct 6, 2012 7:07 PM

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 6, 2012
5:53 PM

Post #9297793

A few more, from left to right.
Josephine, Sheila and her husband Herman---Carrie and Ray her husband---my husband Frank and Sheila--
Sybil's granddaughter Madeline---Stephanie's husband Mark.


This message was edited Oct 7, 2012 9:05 AM

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 6, 2012
5:55 PM

Post #9297796

And some more from left to right.
Frank--Sybil our hostess--Stephanie---Dennis--Carrie.

This message was edited Oct 6, 2012 7:18 PM

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 6, 2012
5:58 PM

Post #9297799

More Pictures from left to right.
Linda--Carrie's husband Ray---Linda's Mom Doris--Austin Sybil's grandson---Jeff Sybil's husband.



This message was edited Oct 7, 2012 9:06 AM

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 6, 2012
5:59 PM

Post #9297803

Still more---Michael---Sybil's friend Mary Jo--Sandy---Herman--Sandy's friend Nancy
Sorry that I can't remember some of the names, but all are corrected now I hope.



This message was edited Oct 7, 2012 9:09 AM

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 6, 2012
6:02 PM

Post #9297805

More yet.

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 6, 2012
6:04 PM

Post #9297807

And last but not least the beautiful woods with the flowering Broomweed.
Thank you Sybil and Jeff our hosts for a lovely time, you are so kind and generous and you have a beautiful place.

This message was edited Oct 6, 2012 7:30 PM
ilovejesus99
Baytown, TX
(Zone 9b)

October 6, 2012
6:56 PM

Post #9297889

I really missed coming. It ended up my van has a major oil leak and Linda (smockette) lives 75 miles from me. It is not a good idea to drive it so far from home. :( They said about 1900 to fix. :( Dog gone it.

carrielamont

carrielamont
Milton, MA
(Zone 6a)

October 6, 2012
9:51 PM

Post #9298076

Josephine, my husband's name is Ray.

Doggoneit is right! That stinks.

stephanietx

stephanietx
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 7, 2012
7:08 AM

Post #9298328

Sandy, I really hope you'll be able to make it in the spring! We missed meeting you.

Sheila_FW

Sheila_FW
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 7, 2012
7:20 AM

Post #9298344

Great pictures as usual Josephine! We had a great group and as it turned out, great weather, and always great food.

Those attending were:

Sybil & Jeff
Josephine & Frank
Sheila & Herman
Stephanie & Mark
Sandy & Nancy
Mary Jo
Austin
Madeline
Dennis
Michael
Carrie & Ray
Smockette & Doris

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 7, 2012
8:02 AM

Post #9298382

Thank you Sheila you are a sweetheart, sorry I am terrible with names, I will correct them now.
Josephine

Sheila_FW

Sheila_FW
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 7, 2012
8:43 AM

Post #9298431

Well I am the one holding the sign-in sheet...or cheat sheet! LOL!

Ok...my turn now. Herman was sweet to take all of our pictures yesterday.

As we first drove up in case some of you didn't meet her...this is Flower, sweet dog.

Then this is the whole picture from the drive...great place with lots of room. House is to the left, pavillion, then plants were set up along the fence on the right.

Me at the sign in table. Oh and one showing where we unload plants. The parking is inside this fence where Herman was standing to take the picture.

Sheila_FW

Sheila_FW
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 7, 2012
8:53 AM

Post #9298442

The food table was most important and drinks with hot coffee behind!

Here is the group shot, and almost everyone was smiling!

Herman wasn't in the group shot so here is my sweet DH with his door prize.

He caught Michael with the hint of a smile in this shot!


Sheila_FW

Sheila_FW
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 7, 2012
8:58 AM

Post #9298449

Finger licking good food, right Frank?

Sheila_FW

Sheila_FW
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 7, 2012
9:01 AM

Post #9298452

More eating!

Sheila_FW

Sheila_FW
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 7, 2012
9:05 AM

Post #9298459

Finally we began the plant swap..LOL!

Sheila_FW

Sheila_FW
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 7, 2012
9:10 AM

Post #9298465

The final pic is Josephine with one of her door prizes.
Thanks to those of you who helped with the set up of the tables, drinks, food, unloading of cars, and the door prizes. Only thing I wish I had done before I left was stack the chairs back. Hopefully we didn't leave a mess behind for Sybil and Jeff and the two grands to deal with.
Thank you so much Syb for the tour through the woods. Lovely day!!

carrielamont

carrielamont
Milton, MA
(Zone 6a)

October 7, 2012
9:24 AM

Post #9298471

Thank you everybody--it was exciting to finally meet the people I had been reading about all these months. We felt very welcomed... I guess now I really live in TX!

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 7, 2012
9:26 AM

Post #9298475

Thank you Sheila, great pictures as always, it was a really fun day and we weren't cold at all, I especially enjoyed the walk through the property and loved all the blooming Broomweed.
steadycam3
Houston Heights, TX
(Zone 9a)

October 7, 2012
7:30 PM

Post #9299076

thanks for all of you sharing your photos! It helped me feel better after missing the event this time. sorry I was not there to help welcome Carrie and Ray to Texas but hope to greet you in the Spring and see the rest of you again also.
Smockette
Magnolia, TX
(Zone 8b)

October 7, 2012
7:42 PM

Post #9299084

Where's the group pix?
ilovejesus99
Baytown, TX
(Zone 9b)

October 7, 2012
9:46 PM

Post #9299155

right here Smockette :) http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/fp.php?pid=9298442&extraimg=0
sybram
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 8, 2012
9:23 AM

Post #9299565

A big thanks to all our picture takers for recording our fun. What a wonderful day we had. I enjoyed myself so much and look forward to seeing you all again before long. Not to worry about the chairs, Sheila. Many were here yesterday for Sunday dinner, and the grandsons put all the tables up in the attic (of the pavilion) and stacked the chairs for us. The DG group was so sweet to clean up before they left. We had very little left to do.

Now if I can just get all my plants tended and remember what they are. (That might be the most grammatically challenged sentence you'll ever see.)
bananna18
Colleyville, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 9, 2012
6:45 PM

Post #9301038

Sounds like it was wonderful as usual. I can just imagine Josephine's delight to see the wildflowers.

Sheila_FW

Sheila_FW
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 9, 2012
8:04 PM

Post #9301124

Smockette...if you want to dmail me your email address I will send you a group shot. I don't have your email for some reason.
City_Sylvia
Dallas, TX

October 9, 2012
10:05 PM

Post #9301210

SYLBIL, I missed it again I am so sorry, when I look at the group picture I really miss you guys.:( ... and there are my two BFF sitting right down front as usual!
Sylbil your place is awsome and perfect for a get together! I would bring a Hammock and lay out between some of those trees, I just love trees. If if every tree I bought lived I would have a back yard full! :)
Great going Guys!!!

Sheila_FW

Sheila_FW
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 10, 2012
5:22 AM

Post #9301308

Well we will be together again in the spring, hope to see you then.
steadycam3
Houston Heights, TX
(Zone 9a)

October 11, 2012
5:43 AM

Post #9302193

Sylvia, I have some live oak trees, elm trees and a pine potted up. Would you be interested for me to bring them to you in the Spring RU?

carrielamont

carrielamont
Milton, MA
(Zone 6a)

October 11, 2012
10:25 AM

Post #9302410

I have no idea what I brought home--aloe, jade plant, rosemary, something else and another something else, I think. I guess I should check the trade thread.

stephanietx

stephanietx
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 11, 2012
10:39 AM

Post #9302414

You can also post a pic of the plants and someone will tell you what they are.

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 11, 2012
11:56 AM

Post #9302478

Carrie, I gave you the big pot with Mexican petunias, which I specially reserved for you.

Sheila_FW

Sheila_FW
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 11, 2012
5:52 PM

Post #9302703

I gave you a walking iris in a large pot, maybe something else.
sybram
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 12, 2012
5:04 AM

Post #9302954

Sylvia, thank-you so much for your sweet words. You and your hammock are welcome anytime.

Carrie, I gave you the small oblong pot with mother-of-thousands in it.

carrielamont

carrielamont
Milton, MA
(Zone 6a)

October 13, 2012
8:15 PM

Post #9304404

Thanks, ladies! That clears everything up nicely. Our house looks MUCH better with a few plants around. The aloe looks good too and I even have hope for the rosemary!

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