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onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 8, 2013
2:53 AM

Post #9378829

Happy Birthday JoAnn!!!!

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 8, 2013
3:08 AM

Post #9378830

You rascal.I was hoping to get away with it.
he! he!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 8, 2013
3:23 AM

Post #9378837

what.. that would be an outrage!!!

;)

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

January 8, 2013
3:40 AM

Post #9378840

Happy Birthday JoAnn, wishing you a great day filled with joy. Happy New Year too, and a terrific year in gardening.

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pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

January 8, 2013
4:26 AM

Post #9378860

Happy Birthday Jo!

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debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 8, 2013
4:51 AM

Post #9378866

Happy Birthday Jo!

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 8, 2013
5:02 AM

Post #9378870

Thanks all. Lovely pictures.
I'm going to Marshall's to buy myself a BDay present.New purse,maybe winter PJ's.

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

January 8, 2013
5:13 AM

Post #9378876

Happy Birthday Jo! I hope you have a great day and many more!

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 8, 2013
5:28 AM

Post #9378889

I've had 77 so far.Just so you know.I'm not shy about my age.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 8, 2013
5:33 AM

Post #9378891

Happy Birthday, Jo!! Enjoy! (And Happy Birthday to your Birthday!! ^_^)

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 8, 2013
5:46 AM

Post #9378903

Nice clem Victor

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 8, 2013
5:47 AM

Post #9378905

That's Dawn.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 8, 2013
5:55 AM

Post #9378909

I hoped it was. I have a 2 yearold that is very slow to do much.I am hoping this will be the year.Joy Creek order,nearly all didnt make it and I think the plants were well rooted.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 8, 2013
6:06 AM

Post #9378920

Happy birthday!!!

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wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 8, 2013
6:06 AM

Post #9378921

happy b-day joann - allison never misses them :)
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

January 8, 2013
6:08 AM

Post #9378924

Happy Birthday, Jo Ann.

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 8, 2013
7:24 AM

Post #9378985

tee hee thanks for the poppy .
dawnsharon2001
New York, NY
(Zone 7a)

January 8, 2013
4:49 PM

Post #9379494

Happy birthday, Jo Ann!

Maybe I'll try that clematis this year. They do well for me for two or three years and then die back. Does anyone know the secret to keeping them around as long as peonies?

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

January 8, 2013
6:45 PM

Post #9379597

Happy Birthday, Jo! I thoughty stopped having birthdays?! :). Just glad I didn't miss yours, and I hope you had a great day! Hugs!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 8, 2013
6:57 PM

Post #9379607

Dawn - no secrets here for clems. Have lost a few, but the vast majority are still going for years now. Oldest are jackmanii and Duchess of Edinburgh - at least 13 or so years now.

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

January 8, 2013
7:55 PM

Post #9379648

happy birthday, Jo!
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

January 8, 2013
8:00 PM

Post #9379650

Happiest of birthdays, Jo!!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 8, 2013
8:41 PM

Post #9379692

wow 13 years...that is awesome! I always loved Jackmanii
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 9, 2013
5:33 AM

Post #9379824

jackmanii is one that i have not had luck with

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 9, 2013
5:54 AM

Post #9379834

Oh, sorry I missed the big day...came home from NH tired, & never opened the computer...wish I could have been in Pittsford instead! Hope it was a happy day for you, Jo...

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 9, 2013
6:54 AM

Post #9379888

Thanks everyone for your warm wishes.
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

January 9, 2013
9:42 AM

Post #9380052

Missed your b-day dear girl. I know you will understand as I was busy with trying to do my Avant Garden Spring Order as well as reading a pile of Jan.Garden cats. Hope you found some warm PJ's and a new purse with some crisp green stuff to go in it. Patti

Iris pseudacorus x 'Berlin Tiger' that was a gift from Boojum a few years back.

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RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 9, 2013
4:26 PM

Post #9380433

Jo, hope the day was great and you got nice warm PJs! This coral charm peony is a color I'd choose for sleeping in.

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ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 9, 2013
4:27 PM

Post #9380435

I've admired that iris at Boojum's...

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 10, 2013
2:33 AM

Post #9380696

I didnt find PJ's and went on line to buy more of the waffle weave ones I have had for 10 years.Eddie Bauer.NO pj's like these.I looked everywhere and nothing but light cotton yoga pants with a tee shirt from womens appearal.What is with the world anyway?

I did get a nice small flat handsfree purse.Just big enough for diabetes test kit and insulin pen and in the main compartment ,my wallet and keys.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 10, 2013
7:29 AM

Post #9380865

I never understand the winter pj's with a short sleeve tee

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

January 10, 2013
8:27 AM

Post #9380912

Rosemary, that peony is gorgeous. I like the color a lot.

Jo, I completely understand what you mean about sticking with the PJs you like. I finally found exactly the right length and perfect summer nightgown after a very long search, so I bought 5 in different flower colors so I will be set for the rest of my life! LOL

Hi Patti! Nice to see so many of my old buddies when I can get to computering. :)

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 10, 2013
9:12 AM

Post #9380953

I buy multiples of certain basics that are just right. Sweat pants ,garden shorts etc.
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

January 10, 2013
9:17 AM

Post #9380959

DonnieBrook, It must be nice to be outside in the sun so much that you can ignore us! Funny about all our PJ searches as I just bought light weight long sleeve PJ's at OSJL for 15.00 last week and like them so much that I am going to go get more next trip off as I can never find them. Patti

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 10, 2013
8:40 PM

Post #9381649

Give me all different plaid flannels. I was inspired to buy a new one too.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 11, 2013
1:19 AM

Post #9381701

I was looking for thermal but might have to settle for flannel.
A sale would be nice but sales rarely have my size.

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

January 16, 2013
4:53 AM

Post #9386825

LOL, Patti! I do plan to get out there tomorrow to plant some geraniums and sunpatiens. We are almost finished with the push to get the house ready to put it on the market. We only have some painting of drywall repairs after the replumbing and window washing left to do. I have packed 20 boxes and stacked them in our shed. I am trying to just keep up by taking an afternoon nap, and I hate having to nap, because I feel like I'm missing out on life when I have to sleep during the day. LOL.

I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who is picky about my sleepware! :)

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 16, 2013
4:55 AM

Post #9386826

Does the Florida sale mean you wont go south for the winter?

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

January 16, 2013
5:39 AM

Post #9386862

We will only go for 3 months after Christmas- as winter visitors instead of residents. We have had the house for 18 years, and we feel it's time to move to Phase 3 to be closer to kids, grandkids and doctors at Mass General since they will be primary for me from now on. We have bought a condo about a mile from my son in Connecticut, so the farm in Nh will be our primary residence and the condo will be a second home.. The condo was Hank's find when he got really worried about my medical deal in the summer, and it is something we had always planned to do at some point. We are just accelerating the game plan, and we will spend a couple months in Connecticut in the fall after we close up the farm, and we will get to spend the holidays with the kids and 2 of the grandkids instead of being alone in Florida. We will also come back to CT in April for a month before we open up the farm. In the summer we will continue going to CT each week so Hank can continue playing in his golf league without the tiring drive at night back to the farm, and I can spend time with my son as has been our tradition since we retired. My son enjoys making dinner for us after the golf league, so we will now have just a mile drive instead of a couple hours to get home. Whew! Sorry you asked? LOL

ROSES_R_RED

ROSES_R_RED
Mount Bethel, PA
(Zone 6a)

January 16, 2013
6:26 AM

Post #9386892

Happy Birthday Jo. Hope you continue to entertain us for many more years.

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 16, 2013
6:55 AM

Post #9386934

Donnibrook. I might have missed a post when you made the decission.Its diffacult to down phase but there comes a time when the choice is easy when upkeep is getting harder.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 16, 2013
6:57 AM

Post #9386936

Sounds perfect, Louise!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 16, 2013
7:11 AM

Post #9386959

I am thrilled you are closer!!!
BostonArea_6A
East Bridgewater, MA

January 16, 2013
8:15 AM

Post #9387031


Happy Birthday !

A quick "thank you" to those of you that put in the flower photos, I awakened to snow falling this morning,so they were welcome pictures indeed.

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

January 16, 2013
8:45 AM

Post #9387091

Thanks, guys! It will be very nice to be closer and to simplify life a bit. We are really liking the idea of no maintenance in CT! They even wash your windows and do the digging if you decide to buy shrubs or trees instead of the common ones that are there. Of course I am having fun thinking about a new little garden to plant in the front. Hank just shakes his head and says, " My plan was to have no plants you would have to tend to there!". Oh, silly boy! What care can a few daylilies etc require? Hahahahahahaha! I don't see why I can't have an RU in the garage!?? This is a small Planned Unit Development with lots of beautiful individualized landscaping. Since it is a PUD, you own the land around your unit. There are also great walking paths and a lot of natural forest throughout. Hank knew about it because his childhood best buddy developed it from part of his tobacco farm. He is a 14th generation farmer and he and his wife will retire to their unit in the development at some point. I didn't even know it was there, but I like it a lot, and the neighbors on our little cul de sac are gardeners...and very friendly.
BostonArea_6A
East Bridgewater, MA

January 16, 2013
8:56 AM

Post #9387107


Sounds lovely, charming...and safe !

A farmer whose family has been farming going back 14 generations ?

I'm very impressed. That's real commitment to the soil.

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

January 16, 2013
9:06 AM

Post #9387113

Yes, BA...isn't that amazing? Hank says the farm looks just as it always looked when he was a kid. From our dining room window when the leaves were off the trees, we could see Bill and his son riding by on a tractor a ross the road. He is a very comical guy, and we got a kick out of watching his antics while we had lunch. We weren't there very long, so we are both looking forward to actually being there and settling in when we bring some furniture up from Fla. Instead of dwelling on the pangs about leaving our place and our neighbors down here, we are being forward looking as much as possible. After all, life is all about choices and attitude!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 16, 2013
9:09 AM

Post #9387119

And, much closer to me for a few months!

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

January 16, 2013
11:35 AM

Post #9387269

Yes, indeed! :). Looking forward to that!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 16, 2013
3:21 PM

Post #9387515

I'm sure we'll find someplace to meet...

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

January 16, 2013
3:25 PM

Post #9387518

No no no! Let's do some home and aways! :).

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 17, 2013
6:03 AM

Post #9387943

OK...sounds good to me!
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

January 17, 2013
6:56 AM

Post #9388002

DonnieBrook. what do we now call a three place person, now that you aren't going to really be a snowbird? A Fall-en Snowbird. Where in Ct?

I assume you will be driving north via I91, so we will have to finally meet up. Tower Hill has it's Narcissus show the first week end May 4-5, West Boylston, Massachusetts Seven States Daffodil Society Show at Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive, West Boylston, MA and the week before is Nantucket and Meriden Ct. shows. I don't show my Narcissus, but I like to go and see some of those $150 EACH bulbs. Look, don't buy types. Last year because of the heat they cancelled almost all the NE shows, so who knows what will be actually happening yet. I especially like the Tower Hill show as the normally have a primula show on the same day with many of the specialty primula growers selling some really choice plants at reasonable prices. Patti

April 27th-28th - Nantucket Island Daffodil Festival attend and join the fun parade, featuring over 100 daffodil bedecked antique cars.

April 27th-28th - 35th Annual Meriden Daffodil Festival in Hubbard Park of Meriden Connecticut.

May 4-5, West Boylston, Massachusetts Seven States Daffodil Society Show at Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive, West Boylston, MA

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

January 17, 2013
9:38 AM

Post #9388163

Patti, I think the answer to your question is: "NUTS!". LOL

Boy, I would love to go to the show where they have special primula! I LOVE those awesome little beauties! They look so dainty, but are so hearty and bright!
We have a wedding to go to at the Coast Guard Academy that weekend though.

Yes, it is HIGH time we met in person! Surely we must be crossing paths at some point this summer!
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

January 17, 2013
2:20 PM

Post #9388418

Nuts is good. I may have to be your personal shopper. Patti

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

January 17, 2013
4:22 PM

Post #9388536

Ooooooh...I could really go for that...but if you're like me, you probably won't have a square inch in your car for personal shopper acquisitions. LOL
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

January 17, 2013
4:55 PM

Post #9388567

Primula are small...room for tons. I can take pictures on iphone and send them to you to yeah or nah. Patti

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

January 17, 2013
5:54 PM

Post #9388613

Who could resist that offer?! Wheeeee! I'll have to send you three credit cards then! :)
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

January 17, 2013
7:32 PM

Post #9388729

I never busted the bank as I paid usually $5.00 to $12.00 per plant. People like Susan E. Schnare of Mountain Brook in NH and Wrightman Alpines Nursery from Ont. and Sunny Border in Ct, and Rocky Dale in Vt were there 2 years ago as well as some others, but as it was cancelled last year, I have no idea who might be there to flog there primula if the show happens this year. Panic is out among Narcissus growers about the weather again this year as being so much warmer that the late New England Narcissus shows may get cancelled again if not moved into early April. This is from a post in Daffnet "For people interested in growing, showing, or hybridizing daffodils" which is part of American Daffodil Society. Patti

[quote]
Earlier Spring flowering times
By Melissa Reading, California
January 17, 2013

Categories: General, Non-Daffodil

Itís not just daffodils, folks,

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130117/global-warming-brings-early-us-spring-flowers-st

Global warming trumps April showers when it comes to spring flowers, a new study finds.

Record warm temperatures in 2010 and 2012 resulted in the earliest spring flowers in US history, according to research published online in the journal PLoS ONE.

More from GlobalPost: 2012 hottest year ever recorded in US, new figures show

The study used 161-year-old data on flowering times from Henry David Thoreauís notebooks, as well as nearly 80-year-old data from the famous naturalist Aldo Leopold, according to Live Science.

It found that flowers at a site in Massachusetts bloomed up to 21 days earlier in the record warm springs of 2010 and 2012.

Flowers at a site in Wisconsin blossomed up to 24 days earlier.[/quote]

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DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

January 18, 2013
5:03 AM

Post #9388922

Since we have hijacked Dear Jo's birthday thread, we probably should be having our chat on the Spending Spree thread, so everyone can add what they are putting on their wish list from all the cool catalogs that are coming in. I'm heading there later today. Sorry Jo! I think You should get one of my primulas for a late birthday present! :)
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

January 18, 2013
8:08 AM

Post #9389092

Whoops, Sorry, but unbirthday greetings to Jo are always a good thing! Heading over to the spending spree Patti

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