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1 POST WHEN THE ROBIN LANDS & WHEN YOU PUT HIM BACK IN THE AIR
2. EACH PLAYER HAS 3-4 DAYS WITH THE ROBIN UNLESS THERE IS A HOLIDAY
& NO MAIL FOR A FEW DAYS :)
3 IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTION YOU CAN ASK ON THE FORUM OR DMAIL ME .
OR CALL ME PH # In Robin
4 PLEASE GO THROUGH ONE POUCH AT A TIME TAKE WHAT YOU CAN USE &
SHARE WHAT YOU HAVE WITH OTHERS
5 ADDRESS LABLES ARE MADE UP BUT IF YOU WISH TO PRINT LABLE ONLINE SEND ME THE CONF# "PLEASE"""
6 CROSS OFF THE NAME YOU ARE SENDING TOO . DO NOT POST CONF # ON THE FORUM.
!!!!!!!!! BEFORE You CLOSE UP THE ROBIN!!!!!!!
BE VERY SURE ALL BAGGIES ARE BACK IN THE ROBIN & SEALED TIGHTLY.
SCREENS ARE BACK IN THE ROBIN
MEASURING SPOONS BACK IN THE ROBIN
YOU HAVE ADDED YOUR SEEDS TO THE ROBIN
ALL INFO PAPERS ARE BACK IN THE ROBIN
1 .MIDWESTFARMWIFE-----OH ---LANDED OCT 18TH ---TOOK OFF OCT 22ND
2. OBLIQUA------PA-----LANDED--OCT 24TH--- TOOK OFF OCT 26TH
3 GARDENSEEDER63 / ---NH--LANDED OCT 30 TH --TOOK OFF OCT 31ST
4. ALIKAT32 -NH---lLANDED NOV 1ST-----TOOK OFF NOV 3
5. PFG-----NY----LANDED NOV 5 TH ------TOOK OFF NOV 7 TH
6. SNARVA,----- NJ ON THE WAY TO CRIS316
7. CRIS316----LANDED NOV 13TH--TOOK OFF NOV 14TH
8. BIGTROT------MD--LANDED NOV 16TH--TOOK OFF NOV 19TH
9..BLUESPIRAL-----MD---LANDED NOV 20TH -------YOOK OFF NOV 21ST
10. LAMARION--------VA --LANDED NOV 24 TH----
15. MARTI001 -----KY
16. POISONDARTFROG ---KY
21. DOMEHOMEDEE- -CA
22. GARDENQUAIL--- ---CA
24. PATTI1959-- OR
25. ORDAIRYGIRL / --OR
29. MOMCAT--DEB-- ILL
30. DIAMOND9192002 / -IND
HOME . DEEJAY9
LEFT THE NEST MONDAY OCT 16 TH WILL ARRIVE BACK IN MICH @ DJ'S ON ????
TAKE A GUESS FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN a GREAT PRIZE TO BE announced LATER :)
Here I am... been busy planting sooo many trees and shrubs.. Finished reading the posts on the other thread and thanks susie and fruity...I forgot about our list. And by the way that was only a list of what I had sent into susie to get the robin started. Forgot to list my wants, will have to work on that...
Garden Quail...not sure about the upper zones on that Penstemon palmerii, can read up on it at HighCountryGardens.com. I put in just before July 4th last summer (2011), I remember cuz I had plantd 2 or 3 just before that big hail and horrible deluge on July 10th I believe. I lost all but the 1 plant. It started as a quart sized pot, and this summer had matured to 4-41/2Ft^ X 36">. Flowers were a light pink,(duh)...I forgot to smell, lol...I can't believe I forgot to smell as much as I touted the thing...gads!!!), but years ago had smelled at Den. Bot. Gardens and is sweet. They grow wild in New Mexico and southern climes of Colorado, maybe over to Ariz.. I know they had listed as z5 and up but don't remember what. Will repost pix when I get home as am sitting Gkids this weekend.
Off for a few days sitting the gkids and am glad for the change of scenery...LOL. Gosh I've been planting like crazy to get things in the ground before the weather sets (so far I gotten 108 trees and shrubs planted in the last few weeks that's why I've been missing, lol), in toward that yucky stuff, tho we had some gropple today and might get a few inches of snow tonight.
Gm it is 57* this morning & tomorrow is going to be down to 30* at this time WOW crazy weather but i will take it :) going to go clean up a garden bed :) have it ready for planting seeds in the spring time :)))
going to go play before the wind picks up so you all have a great day
PS IF YOU HAVE NOT MADE A GUESS AS WHEN THE ROBIN WILL MAKE IT BACK HOME PLEASE GET IT IN BY THIS WEEK
!!!!!!!!!! WED !!!!!!!!!!!! So I Can get it marked .
as for the Prize it will be NICE & ANOUNCED Later
Cris316, sorry to hear the robin didn't land yet. I guess it wanted to build the suspense! :)
Susie, I think I'll keep my guess as Feb 22nd :) Considered changing it, but decided not too :)
Gotcha, Susie, and will forward the Robin to Lanakila. Since those two NC gals live so close, I'll stick with my original guess. Can't wait to see what the prize is thisyear. You always have nice ones.
Your situation is totally understandable, Chris. It's great to see you back with us.
Question about Spaghetti Squash -- > I roasted a whole one yesterday, not thinking to cut it in half first to remove the seeds. Since they've literally been baked, are the seeds still viable? Guess I could do a spout test but wondered if any of you have done the same thing and already know the results...yea or nay.
They might be tasty roasted (again) with a light sprinkling of sea salt :)
I've been voting in the Photography Contest a few categories at a time -- there are so many entries this year in every category -- and came across Salpiglossis sinuata "Painted Tongue" which is just a breathtaking annual. Do any of you by chance have seeds of any cultivars?
I saw that also was going to see about ordering but forgot as always mind got turned away :( ty all well its late & I still cannot sleep
friday night i was up till after 3am not sure what is going on Besides my Blood level must be out of wack AGAIN so will be going for another PT Draw in the Morning .
hope you all had a nice veterans day off to a hot shower & Hope that will help me to get some sleep :)
Fruity...love Painted Tongue too, if you find any seed remember me too. If not, there is one nursery in Denver that sells 12 packs of the mixed plants and will get and save the seed... Haven't had for more than 10 years so if I have any seed of it, probably very old... If I remember right the seed needs warmth but darkness to germinate, (so indoor start). And probably should get another spaghetti squash, remember the seeds next tiime...lol.
Burry this weekend, had a bit of snow and ready for it to warm up again so I can get planting. 17* this morning. Yuck!
When I have seeds that need darkness, I just put several sheets of newpaper over the top of the lid til I see germination. Am thinking that Violas like it dark to start also.
ty fruity they we fun to play with nothing fansy but the birds don't seem to care for they just want the food :))))
maybe we can find some Salpiglossis sinuata "Painted Tongue" one day :)))) I Have a few spots to fill :)))
Hi Cris glad it landed safely I also wanted a red BFB & I Hope to order one this spring I Have About 8 trees or Bushes but non are red
if anyone Know where i can order one LET us Know the link Please :)
I found a few More seeds I want to look for if anyone might have will ya tag a few for me .
ANNUALS & PERENNIALS
Deejay, there was some Dianthus Sooty in there, maybe someone can save some for you...also, I put in some Antirhinum Black Prince I'm pretty sure. At least I don't have it any more, I must have put it in... It's all getting a little blurry by now!
I'm so glad the robin landed at last. Enjoy, Cris!
GM Very Frosty here also this morning & 20's & 40's for the day BURRR , but guess I'm ready for Winter.
My friend Judy called & we are going to go over to the Afternoon BINGO for something to do today .
so i have to get off here ya all have a great day
I'm so glad you were able to participate, Cris. That was quick getting the bird back in the air.
Lanakila, I've gladly added your D-mail requests on our haves / wants page.
These were not harvested from my gardens, but are fresh 2012 seeds. I've indicated the number of available packs and quantity of seeds in each one. My apologies the quantities aren't greater but is the way the numbers worked out after dividing and thought it better to offer several than in a lot.
There's a stand of Purple Mexican Petunias at a house I pass on the way to town. I've admired them for years but never had the courage to stop and ask for a division or seeds until last week, and wouldn't you know it, no one was home. And as tempting as it was, I resisted going rustling...lol
Fruity, I was that way with the neighbors apple trees. There are 4 trees in the neighborhood that go unpicked...what a shame. I stopped at one house this year to ask if they would mind if I harvest - and they didnt answer the door. Next year I WILL harvest apples...even if I end up using them to feed the deer - right now they get tossed in the trash :/
That's a shame, Steph. We lost out lone Apple tree a couple of years ago. We've been here almost 20 years. The Apple tree and Japanese Cherry Tree were just about the only ones on the property. Stupid people working for the cable company wrecked our Apple tree with a bucket truck and it never recovered. Last year in June we lost a huge limb out of our Cherry Tree in a storm. Our neighbor across the road went through the same thing with her Apple tree when the orange Asplund trucks hit the neighborhood. She literally had to stand her ground because power lines overhead were 'close' they said. Yeah, right, they're still a good 5' above her tree. She won :) Hubs was out at the same time guarding one of our Maple trees. He transplanted saplings from our woods on a hot August day many moons ago. They never should have lived but are now really nice specimens upwards of 50' or more.
yup, another plant that has to be controlled. I have Mexican Petunia planted on our fenceline--it is a great natural barrier.
All I can say is don't plant it where you don't want it growing forever:) I haven't seen seed pods on my plants, have been checking all summer but no pods.
Gm To all Sorry for being MIA Have had a few Upsets in the family That I Have been helping with & Then a dear friend Just lost 3 Family Members in a accident so not a good week .
fruity if you have any of these left I would like to try them want to do more vines this year as for the Petunias I 've never tried to start them from seed are they hard to do ???
& I Love BLUE 's so I Have got to try the Blue daisy :))))))) ..
TY Chris From what I Heard there was a 4yr old 2 yr old her cousin the driver was 24 i think, & The father of the two kids is still in the hospital.
What a day this was in the 50's & I was out in My Tank top Pulling weeds :) Been awhile & Felt so good :)
Zoey was collecting seeds from the dianthus plants .
Just had to have a coffee & Now going to go play for awhile . back later
I just picked up Ms. Robin and OMG she has gained weight since last year! I will try my very best to send her off tomorrow but by the look of the box it is very iffy. I will keep ya'll posted. Fun time for me tonight, looking and helping myself to new seeds :)
You're welcome. Aren't those Chinese Houses the coolest looking plants?
Stunning arrangement, Kathy, and thanks for the hug...back atcha. I can almost smell those Freesias. Although you're probably going to tell me they're something else...lol
GM & Ty Katy for Hugs & Fruity if you have any 'Chinese Houses' & Nigella 'Love-In-A-Mist' I would like to try them .
Gee i could hardly get out of bed this morning I Hurt all over from all the bending yesterday I guess :(
Pretty frosty morning sun shiny & another day in the 50's so i hope to play outside some more :)
thanksgiving parade in GR this Morning but I'm going to Watch Here in the warth of my little house :)))
JLEE you taken the girls :) ?
Question on Lemon basil is that a mounding plant ?
Fruity...lol. I know ...I should have listed what was in the arrangement...Nope no Freesias (but they do smell soooo good tho). 2 football mums, purple is an Aster from the garden (can't remember which one tho, is at my daughter's house and I keep forgetting to get some for home, maybe next spring), Counterclockwise... Origanum from the garden, Alstomeria and of course Gypsophila (bought as it was out of season to use mine)and a few spikes of grass from Miscanthus, and a couple of Hops vines twined in. Gosh with all the planting I did this season I sure hope I get to make some neat bouquets next summer.
Just a couple of hollyhocks from this summer, am hoping my baby Hibiscus put in this season will bloom in '13. Same family but LARGER flowers. By the way, my tallest hollyhock this seson was only 3 foot, most were only 12" on the seedlings...COME ON EL NINO. (sp)...lol. I want snow (after I get done planting...maybe after the 1rst part of December!!!!!!
Busy planting all day, whew, I'm thinking I'll relax this evening...
Kathy are you going to have rooted plant or seeds from the Origanum ??? love some either way I can get it I had one a yr or two ago & It didn't make it though the winter in the house .
well i said I was going to go watch a movie & Still didn't get there . but on the way now GN all :)))
GM Another nice day here & My body so sore but when the weather is so good I just cannot stay cooped up in the house so guess i've Just got to work out the KINKS :)
TY SueG There are so many cool Plants out there that I Would like to try & Some I'm not sure if they will take over the garden witch they do in other states . I Really what lots of Lupines , foxglove, & other tall sun loving plants for one garden that just seems to fill in with weeds .
can anyone tell me will these Bloom the same year or do they have to be planted in the fall before ?
Little Brother wes came over to Hunt out back no shots yet But then it is very foggy outside. sun is just starting to come up. .
So for now I'm going to go search other seeds i may not need but I Would love to try :))))
Susie, my lupines, and foxglove I planted this year did not bloom, but one plant that did, I absolutely fell in love with! Guara, the bride. Beautiful! It bloomed all summer, and continued on through frost.
Oh my, what a great big lovely Robin she is. I was up until 1am on Friday but just could not get her wrapped up and in the mail by noon on Saturday. She is wrapped up now and ready to go first thing in the morning.
Susie please confirm that I send to bluespiral/Karen.
PFG - your seeds will be mailed tomorrow as well.
FOTV, I had everything except, I could not find the Bok Choi, so sorry.
I can't wait to get the milk jugs out now and ready for winter sowing.
All of you waiting for Ms. Robin, she is worth the wait.
No worries, Donna. I'm growing Baby Bok Choi in our Fall planters and may be able to save seeds later on. Really glad you enjoyed the big fat bird.
Speaking of big fat birds, with Thanksgiving around the corner what's everybody here doing for the Holiday? It's just hubs and me, maybe my MIL if she's up to traveling, although I cook enough to feed a dozen folks. We are also feeding two neighborhood friends who live alone. They won't be lonely Thursday as both have daughters and their families nearby, but they will welcome leftovers by next week-end. Turkey gets roasted Wednesday. Hubs always goes hunting Thanksgiving morning and I prepare our sides then and crank up Christmas music or sneak a peek or two at the Macy's parade.
Edited to add I'll be using some of the Rosemary you see in the planter as well in the Turkey rub and some finely chopped in cornbread dressing. Would like to one day grow culinary Sage instead of using the powder.
Hey susie...yup the perennial Lupines won't bloom first season, one that will is an annual, Lupine 'Sunrise' take a look, it's at tmseeds.com. I may have some extra Lupine seeds if there weren't any in the box I sent you. They will be a deep (wine) red and dark purple. I did have some of a light pink also...will look and see what I can find for you, remind me again later in the week as it's late tonight and am off to sit my granddaughters in the morning.
Finished planting the backyard today except 1 large tree, will try to get in next weekend. And any time I have left before the snows will be spent lining out all plants I can't get in where I want them til spring. Lined out about 20-30 vines, shrubs and a few perenns. so far. More than 120 trees, shrubs and 33 peonies in as of today, not including those lined out til spring. The hoses are possible paths, just not sure yet (the yellow one is watering all my new goodies). Open areas in the lower part of the pix will contain paths and perennial plantings. Whew!!!! Tho I still have sooo much to line out. Later gals...Kathy.
Ooops, almost forgot...will look at the Origanum tomorrow to see I can find any seed. Or anyone have any rooting info on the stems?
ty all & Yes the robin goes to BLUESPIRAL-----MD sorry i wasn't on earlier had to go for my blood draw this morning
Kathy you have been busy Lots of trees there are you doing a Nursery ?? they are pretty close How big are they to get ??
fruity yes on the Blackberry lily if you have any left I used to have The Purple spotted & an Orange one spotted but they didn't come back so guess it is true that they are a biannual .
well Off to make a pot of stew for the HUNTERs My Little Brother came out to Hunt Yesterday & got a 8 Point Buck
this morning they Found a Rack Of a 9Point Buck that had died back there last fall were guessing
GM well i think i have the guess all up-dated & these are the ones of you who have not made a guess & I'm going to close the guesses ON NOV 25th I KNOW I KNOW I Said That 2 weeks ago HEHE guess I forgot :)
so if ya all want to still take a guess or change a guess let me know
we are just going to have ham & The Fixens It will be simple for the big feast will be our Christmas get together. if all goes well.
well off to seach for more seeds I May not need but that I would like to have making a list for Santa :)))))
Hello - just got home and guess which birdy greeted me? I'm going to try and go through the robin tonight and have it packed back up again so I can get it into the mail early tomorrow morning - my time just isn't mine around Thanksgiving, so best it flies first thing in the morning or it'll sit and sit and...and...
Thanks Susie - I pinched a few goodies that I'm very much looking forward to growing next summer - was really taken by Poisondart's marigold 'Moonlight' with ferny foliage a little like dill and possibly a past in the Aztec pharmacopeia - http://www.mexicolore.co.uk/index.php?one=azt&two=hea&id=344&typ=reg . I put a few goodies in bulk in there and a card with some of your wishes in it.
Alikat, the box seems to be filled just right and is taped up and ready to fly first thing in the morning.
WOW LAMARION--------VA are you watching this :))) your next on the list if the robin goes out today you will have it by FRI or SAT .
Sounds as if he has been stuffed & Now on his way for DESSERT AT LAMARION :)))
well off to make my List before going to town ya all have a great day & HAPPY TURKEY DAY
I have not been keeping up much lately, but I'm off for a few days now and will try to catch up on some posts.
Happy Birthday Minnesippi!
Fruit, I did have a piece of jam cake for breakfast. I'm an adult and jam is for breakfast, right?
I didnt have cake - but I did make two pumpkin pies, a blueberry pie, banana bars, a pumpkin cheese cake and rolls for dinner tomorrow night. Tempted to bake up an apple now too...
Thanks for the birthday wishes everyone. Have a wonderful and safe holiday!
Happy birthday, Minnesippi! Hope you have had a wonderful day :)
We have a friend from France. When we host our Dinner and Game Nights, he often brings yummy homemade desserts. And if there are any leftovers, he offers to leave some with us. These desserts often become breakfast the next day. After all, as he puts it, we wouldn't want it to spoil! heehee :)
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
Hey Susie...did you call the other day? Sorry I missed it, and then couldn't think who it was, after about an hour it dawned on me, that's if I guessing correctly...Silly me.
Hope everyone is having a great day...still waiting to eat here..made two pumpkin pies and whipped cream fruit salad, cranberry sauce and stuffing. Everyone else gets to make the rest...still waiting for the turkey to arrive.
Since it is only the 3 of us here, I made lamb chops (turkey is not a favorite of mine). Roasted red potatoes, Squash, green bean casserole,
creme brulee, and a red velvet cake. And 2 nice bottles of wine.
Made it to our church's Thanksgiving meal :) Even got to bring leftovers home, so we'll have more turkey for Friday :)
Lanakila asked about some seeds she'd like to receive if I have them available... Hope to update my seed trade info soon.
Again, thank you for the birthday wishes :) you are such a thoughtful group.
Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Braved Black Friday by heading to Lowe's for a microwave for the rental and pick out ceramic tile for the basement floor.
I dont need anything to brave the other retail stores. Neither does anyone else in the house.
No BLACK FRIDAY Shopping for me I'll wait till everyone else has spent their money & The REAL SALE Happen :)
Breakfast with my classmates this morning was allot of fun & a couple of the guy came made it even better but found out one of our classmate died of a heartattack really unexspected .
James D. Cool , age 62 of Freeport , died unexpectedly on Wednesday November 21, 2012 at his residence .
anyway tracking says
CHESAPEAKE, VA 23321
Expected Delivery By:
November 24, 2012
OH DJ -- how awful for your classmate and his family! We've had three staff members who have had members of their family die this month...it's been awful!
I did brave black friday on thursday at michaels last night...they were having 30% off everything including sale prices! I'm making an afghan for my boss for Christmas so I saved $22 bucks on the yarn! YAHOO!
below -- check out my garden cupcakes for a friend's birthday today! It was fun to make all the veggie rows...everything is edible - either chocolate or starbursts or mm's
Leftovers will end tomorrow after making turkey stock / turkey soup and deliver plates of food to two of our neighbors who live alone but did spend yesterday with family. Hope Thanksgiving was a great day for all of you!
Among the many blessings in my life, I'm thankful having 'seed head' friends.
Candi, those cupcakes sound fun :) What a clever idea!
Lanakila, I finally got a chance to check my seeds. I've added you to my lists to receive the following:
Cerinthe "Pride of Gibraltar"
Heliotrope "Deep Marine"
Stock "Ten-Week Bouquet"
If anyone else is interested in any seeds, let me know.
By the way, it looks like one of my rose bushes has grown a couple of rose hips. How do I tell when they are ready to be picked?
Just Had a Great chat with LAMARION she called to say the ROBIN Landed safely & She was haven a Great time with it & Will Have him Back in Flight on MONDAY after . she's had a chance to fatten him up with a few goodies not in the robin & after his Rest for those few extra POUNDS or OZs he has Put on over the HOLIDAY .
sounds as It may be Landing
@ FRUITY"S right about TUES OR WED .
Garden Quail..I would love to have some of the Heliotrope, Stock and Cerinthe.
I checked my Origanum Kent Bells for seed the other day (sorry I should say my daughter's), no seeds as the have dropped, shucks...Will try to see what I can find in the garden Mon and Tues as the soil will be to cool to dig in.
pix: Willl look for seed from the Salvia nemerosa (purple).
AliKat what a clever idea with the display so cute!
Suppose to get below freezing tonight, so I went out and picked the rest of my peppers. Had a ton of Poblanos and sweet Green.
I am getting excited for the Robin to land here =D
Have a nice weekend!