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Texas Gardening: 2013 NC Texas RU, Sunday April 21st, ( Attendance & Food)

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frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 2, 2013
2:21 PM

Post #9469961

Hello Everyone!!! I hope everyone can make it. Let us have fun Visiting, Sharing, and Eating!!!!
THIS THREAD IS FOR ATTENDANCE AND FOOD ONLY, TRADING ON THE TRADE THREAD PLEASE.

O.K. Everybody, the park is reserved and the fee paid, so it is ours.
The rules are no alcohol and no electric appliances.
The rental fee is $100.00. We will divide the cost among the members, the amount will depend on how many members attend. Usually less than $5.00. Guests,spouses, and children do not pay.
There will be a table for name tags and signing in as you arrive and you can pay your share at that time.
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DOOR PRIZES, ONE PER PERSON
Please bring a small item per person in your party, for the door prizes, it can be a book or a small garden tool, just a small item or maybe a plant, but something not gender specific, and not expensive.
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DATE,TIME, AND PLACE

Date--- Sunday April 21st 2013
Time---1.00 p.m. till? We like to start later to give people from out of town a chance to be on time.
Place--- The Pavilion at Randol Mill Park, Arlington, Texas.
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DIRECTIONS
Directions to the Park from I30
From I30 take the Fielder Road exit and go south to Randol Mill.
Turn right onto Randol Mill, the second light is the entrance to the park.
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DIRECTIONS
Directions to the Park from I20
From I20 take the Bowen road exit and go north to Pioneer parkway, turn right and go to Fielder road, that is the next light, turn left on fielder and go north on Fielder to Randol Mill road, turn left at Randol Mill, the second light is the entrance to the park.
____________________________________________________________________________________
FOOD LIST
3 Main Dishes
Ham----Sheila-FW
Fried Chicken---Newtonsthirdlaw
Pot Roast---Steadycam3
Main Dish---Pbtxlady
Chicken Alfredo---Smockette
_______________________________________________________________________________
3 Side Dishes
Baked Beans---Covenangarden and StephanieTx
Roasted Vegetables-----Sheila-FW
Brown Rice with Vegetables----Frostweed
Rotel beans --- Smockette
Hashbrown Casserole---Smockette
Mac n Cheese---Smockette
__________________________________________________________________________________
2 Salads
Potato Salad--- Patrob
Raw Vegetables and Dip---Bananna18
Bean Salad---- Cindylove
Coleslaw----Carrielamont
_____________________________________________________________________________________
4 Deserts
Banana Pudding---Covenantgarden
Sopapilla Cheesecake---Stephanietx
Dessert----Dfwdennis
Chocolate or Pecan Pie--- Steadycam's Sis
Chocolate Cake----Sybram
Chocolate cookies ---Austinram
____________________________________________________________________________________
Drinks and Ice
Soda Pop ----Pbtxlady
Coffee and cups--- Sybram
Sweet and Plain Tea--- Sylviatex
Ice---Frostweed
____________________________________________________________________________________
Napkins Cups and Utensils
Plates and Utensils ---Loonie1
Cups and Napkins----Mrsgrubbyfungus

_________________________________________________________________________________
PEOPLE ATTENDING SO FAR

FROSTWEED--+2
DFWDENNIS---+1
NEWTONSTHIRDLAW---+1
STEPHANIETX---+1
PATROB
STEADYCAM3---+2
CARRIELAMONT---+1
SYLVIATEXAS
LOONIE1
BAJABLUE---+1
COVENANTGARDEN---+1
PBTXLADY
SHEILAFW---+2
AUSTINRAM--+2
GFWACO---+1
SYBRAM---+2
BANANNA18
MRSGRUBBYFUNGUS--+1
CINDYLOVE--+1
DEBNESSDFW
SMOCKETTE--+ 5
____________________________
Members 21 Guests 24 Total 45 Persons

This message was edited Apr 20, 2013 6:41 AM

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 2, 2013
2:23 PM

Post #9469965

Attending- 3--Josephine, Frank and Brian.

dfwdennis

dfwdennis
Grapevine, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 2, 2013
5:47 PM

Post #9470134

My dad and I will be there.
newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

April 2, 2013
5:50 PM

Post #9470141

I will be there...with a toddler, god help me.
C

stephanietx

stephanietx
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 2, 2013
6:52 PM

Post #9470221

Stephanie & Mark

patrob

patrob
Goldthwaite, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 2, 2013
7:19 PM

Post #9470252

most likely just me - 1
steadycam3
Houston Heights, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 2, 2013
9:06 PM

Post #9470336

Marty and my sister and her DH will be there. We will bring some things that dont need refrigeration because we are coming up the night before. I think Ive done my last round-trip in a day to the RU! Probably something baked.

This message was edited Apr 7, 2013 10:43 PM

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 3, 2013
8:17 AM

Post #9470614

My husband (Ray) and I plan to be there.
sylviatexas
Waxahachie, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 3, 2013
8:21 AM

Post #9470620

just my own self!

Loonie1

Loonie1
Rowlett, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 3, 2013
9:22 AM

Post #9470672

I plan to be there.

Carla

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 3, 2013
10:15 AM

Post #9470714

Wow!! this is warming up very well, I will start the food post soon.
Josephine.

BajaBlue

BajaBlue
Rancho Santa Rita, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 3, 2013
11:29 AM

Post #9470768

Are dogs allowed ?

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 3, 2013
12:04 PM

Post #9470796

The park does allow dogs on a leash.
covenantgarden
(Carol) Euless, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 3, 2013
1:23 PM

Post #9470874

My husband Rick and I will be there.

Carol
steadycam3
Houston Heights, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 3, 2013
3:51 PM

Post #9471027

Cheryl, My sister took that whole grandmother thing to new level. She will likely entertain your toddler to the point you wont have to lift a finger!
pbtxlady
Garland, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 4, 2013
10:41 AM

Post #9471804

Just me.

Sheila_FW

Sheila_FW
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 4, 2013
12:08 PM

Post #9471866

Coming! Herman, a friend, and myself (1 + 2 guests)

Sheila_FW

Sheila_FW
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 4, 2013
12:20 PM

Post #9471876

Josephine...are we doing food on here also? If so, I will bring ham and roasted veggies for mine and Herman's dish. If my guest comes I will add a dessert of some type.

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 4, 2013
12:31 PM

Post #9471882

Yes, I will start a list for food soon, thank you Sheila.
austinram
Midlothian, TX

April 4, 2013
4:06 PM

Post #9472055

I will be there along with 2 guest (Madeline and Angela)!

So 1+2

GFWaco

GFWaco
Bellmead, TX
(Zone 8b)

April 5, 2013
10:08 AM

Post #9472721

I will be there with husband and 1 guest and 2 puppies! Can't wait.

Angel
sylviatexas
Waxahachie, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 7, 2013
2:48 PM

Post #9474990

Is the food thread to be added here or will it be separate?

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 7, 2013
3:48 PM

Post #9475044

I am going to add it to the first post soon.
sybram
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 7, 2013
4:02 PM

Post #9475068

I'm coming, but I forgot to mention the RU at SS this morning. Several of them have come. I'll get back to you about guests.

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 8, 2013
7:25 AM

Post #9475800

Grrrrr...my book club is meeting on the 21st also. Well, I have lots of book clubs and only one RU.

Sheila_FW

Sheila_FW
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 8, 2013
12:16 PM

Post #9476173

I like the way you think Carrie!!

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 8, 2013
7:20 PM

Post #9476741

I mean, right!

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 8, 2013
8:29 PM

Post #9476842

Hello Everyone, I just added the food list to the top post on this thread; Just post what you would like to bring and I will add it to the top post. Let me know if you have already offered to bring something I may have forgotten. Josephine.


This message was edited Apr 10, 2013 6:28 AM
covenantgarden
(Carol) Euless, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 9, 2013
8:01 AM

Post #9477343

I will bring baked beans and a big banana pudding.

Carol
pbtxlady
Garland, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 9, 2013
10:26 AM

Post #9477547

I'll bring drinks--either bottled water or iced tea.

dfwdennis

dfwdennis
Grapevine, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 9, 2013
10:29 AM

Post #9477554

Dessert!
newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

April 9, 2013
10:35 AM

Post #9477566

I will bring a bucket of chicken ( don't cook much anymore).
Cheryl

patrob

patrob
Goldthwaite, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 9, 2013
10:44 AM

Post #9477575

I'll bring potato salad.

stephanietx

stephanietx
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 9, 2013
11:28 AM

Post #9477630

I'll bring a dessert and Smockette will probably bring her infamous sopapilla cheesecake! (*snicker*)

Loonie1

Loonie1
Rowlett, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 9, 2013
12:35 PM

Post #9477701

I'll bring plates and utensils.

Carla

Sheila_FW

Sheila_FW
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 9, 2013
2:29 PM

Post #9477841

You know Stephanie...we could use an extra soapapilla! LOL!

Josephine...I will bring a ham and roasted veggies for mine and Herman's dishes.

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 9, 2013
2:58 PM

Post #9477889

Yum! I'm hungry already... is there something like paper plates or soda or cold cuts that we could bring? I don't cook at all!

Carol, we should seriously consider carpooling.

stephanietx

stephanietx
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 9, 2013
5:43 PM

Post #9478087

I made that sopapilla cheesecake for work and they asked for another one! LOL

I think I'll also bring a pot of beans for Mark's dish.
steadycam3
Houston Heights, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 9, 2013
8:26 PM

Post #9478278

Josephine, are the numbers beside the dishes in your post what is needed or what has been promised?

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 9, 2013
8:30 PM

Post #9478287

That is what is needed I will post what has been promised right away.

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 9, 2013
8:45 PM

Post #9478299

O.K. I have edited the list, We still need 1 main dish, 1 salad, 1 dessert, Ice, cups and napkins.
pbtxlady
Garland, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 9, 2013
11:17 PM

Post #9478392

I can bring some kind of main dish too. I'll have to think about what and get back.
bananna18
Colleyville, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 10, 2013
5:09 AM

Post #9478516

I will bring raw veggies and dip.So far it is just me.

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 10, 2013
5:26 AM

Post #9478526

I moved the food list to the first post, please check there for what is needed.
Josephine.

Loonie1

Loonie1
Rowlett, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 10, 2013
8:32 AM

Post #9478738

Josephine, thanks for coordinating this.

Carla

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 10, 2013
10:17 AM

Post #9478853

Thank you Carla, it is going to be fun!!!
Gypsi
Fort Worth, TX

April 10, 2013
12:29 PM

Post #9478997

Gypsi - 1. And a lot of plants. I used to know how to cook, trust me, you don't want me bringing food this year. I'm having my 2nd childhood and have developed kitchen allergy. I did see a bunch of disposable plastic cups in the back of my pantry, I can bring those.

This message was edited Apr 10, 2013 1:30 PM
sylviatexas
Waxahachie, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 10, 2013
12:39 PM

Post #9479008

I have what Gypsi has!
a kitchen allergy-
yeah, that's it!

I can bring a gallon of unsweet tea, a gallon of sweet tea, & some plasticware & napkins.
pbtxlady
Garland, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 10, 2013
1:10 PM

Post #9479046

Okay, if Sylvia is going to bring tea, I will just bring a couple of liters of soda pop, along with a main dish.
Gypsi
Fort Worth, TX

April 10, 2013
1:11 PM

Post #9479047

Cheryl,

Toddlers are much more fun than teenagers, I may be of some help. I will NOT be bringing my 12 year old granddaughter.
sybram
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 10, 2013
3:28 PM

Post #9479205

I'll bring chocolate cake and coffee and cups.

patrob

patrob
Goldthwaite, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 11, 2013
6:45 AM

Post #9479784

It looks like 35 on the list already! We're going to have a nice crowd.

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 11, 2013
6:54 AM

Post #9479795

Yes it looks like a very good crowd, I am excited!!!

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 11, 2013
10:45 AM

Post #9480152

Hope the weather is a LITTLE warmer than it was in the fall...not a LOT warmer, just a little.
steadycam3
Houston Heights, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 11, 2013
11:13 AM

Post #9480184

How is everyone getting a photo onto their log in name?

Sheila_FW

Sheila_FW
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 11, 2013
11:24 AM

Post #9480194

Wouldn't you like to know!!! LOL!! Sorry Marty couldn't resist!

Go to my info and then manage your preferences. Look for the upload for the Avatar.

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 11, 2013
12:32 PM

Post #9480278

Mine is molasses but please think it's chocolate.
newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

April 11, 2013
1:15 PM

Post #9480324

LOL I am resisting the urge myself.

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 11, 2013
2:17 PM

Post #9480382

heheheh.
sybram
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 11, 2013
6:55 PM

Post #9480700

Josephine, did you see my chocolate cake and coffee and cups?
steadycam3
Houston Heights, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 11, 2013
7:52 PM

Post #9480779

I will bring pot roast and my sister will bring homemade chocolate or pecan pie. I'll brinng the pot roast in an ice chest and heat it at the hotel in the microwave before coming to the park.

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 11, 2013
8:29 PM

Post #9480812

I didn't post it yet, thank you for bringing it. I will post it soon.

Sheila_FW

Sheila_FW
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 11, 2013
10:41 PM

Post #9480888

I think I am going to removed my Avatar picture for now. It makes the threads take up more space and probably load slower. LOL!

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 12, 2013
5:47 AM

Post #9481047

Hello Everyone, I updated the top post for food and attendance, please check and see if I missed something or someone.
Josephine.

GFWaco

GFWaco
Bellmead, TX
(Zone 8b)

April 12, 2013
6:11 AM

Post #9481080

Ok food question: Is anyone else Gluten Free??? I might have to eat before I come.

Angel

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 12, 2013
6:49 AM

Post #9481126

I don't know, but you could eat the vegetables and rice.
lepfarmer
Red Oak, TX

April 12, 2013
6:54 AM

Post #9481134

I don't know what I'm going to miss the most -- the cool plants or the great food! ((Not to mention the good company!)) Hope you guys have a great time and I hope to see you all at the Fall RU.

Dale Clark
Dallas County Lepidopterists' Society
http://www.dallasbutterflies.com
Gypsi
Fort Worth, TX

April 12, 2013
6:58 AM

Post #9481135

I'm allergic to milk and sensitive to gluten, so I eat whole grains, fruits, veggies, meats but stay out of casseroles that might have cheese in them. I don't eat that much, mainly there to swap plants

GFWaco

GFWaco
Bellmead, TX
(Zone 8b)

April 12, 2013
8:04 AM

Post #9481209

Yeah, I think I will just eat before I come - I am very sensitive to cross contamination of gluten. You are right Gypsi, just swapping plants is enough! Can't wait!

Angel

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 12, 2013
8:41 AM

Post #9481249

We will miss you Dale, See you in the fall.

dfwdennis

dfwdennis
Grapevine, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 12, 2013
9:22 AM

Post #9481313

Is the plan to eat pretty close to 1?

patrob

patrob
Goldthwaite, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 12, 2013
9:32 AM

Post #9481325

We don't have many veggies or salads. If someone who doesn't want to cook wants to pick up deli potato salad, I'll switch and make a different side dish.

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 12, 2013
9:58 AM

Post #9481355

Yes, eating close to 1.00.
steadycam3
Houston Heights, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 12, 2013
10:29 AM

Post #9481380

Patrob my pot roast includes potatoes and carrots, probably 5-6 servings of each. I could perhaps bring the salad ingredients for a toss salad and toss it after I get there. I'll do that instead of the pies.

This message was edited Apr 12, 2013 12:31 PM

Loonie1

Loonie1
Rowlett, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 12, 2013
12:37 PM

Post #9481550

Salad instead of pies ... that would just be cruel. LOL!! I can bring some veggies (carrots, celery, brocolli, etc).

Carla

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 12, 2013
2:21 PM

Post #9481679

Celiac disease IS cruel; my daughter has it.

I was thinking of grabbing some cole slaw from the BBQ place near us...it's very fresh and tastes home made.
sylviatexas
Waxahachie, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 12, 2013
3:26 PM

Post #9481743

I think my skills would extend to steamed (from plain frozen, no sauces) vegetables.

??
Gypsi
Fort Worth, TX

April 12, 2013
7:19 PM

Post #9481974

I'm still at plastic cups, but could swing some potato salad I think. I hate to commit though. I'm in my busy season and going to be doing well to get there with plants.

GFWaco

GFWaco
Bellmead, TX
(Zone 8b)

April 12, 2013
7:38 PM

Post #9481992

Carrie, yup it is cruel - especially since even if you eat gluten free there is no guarantee you will feel better and be well.

Angel
Gypsi
Fort Worth, TX

April 12, 2013
7:44 PM

Post #9482005

I'm trying some Aloe Vera Juice - the cold pressed not boiled kind, Hoping that will help me out. Shouldn't hurt.
msgrubbyfungus
North Richland Hills, TX

April 13, 2013
1:18 PM

Post #9482661

I'll be there, and I'll try and get Richard to come along too. I'll bring napkins and cups.

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 13, 2013
2:30 PM

Post #9482710

I am glad you can make it, Kate.

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 14, 2013
9:55 AM

Post #9483525

My daughter will be strict GF for a while, then won't be able to resist a $00.99 loaf of bread (when the GF ones cost $5-6), so I don't think she ever has gotten the gluten all the way out of her system.


But if we bring regular from-a-restaurant cole slaw (not necessarily GF), people will eat it?
steadycam3
Houston Heights, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 14, 2013
10:52 AM

Post #9483577

Carla, rest easy, we've been contacted by the human rights commission on behalf of all potluck participants everywhere and we WILL be bringing pecan pie.

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 14, 2013
2:13 PM

Post #9483781

Glad to hear that the call got through :-)

GFWaco

GFWaco
Bellmead, TX
(Zone 8b)

April 14, 2013
4:05 PM

Post #9483893

LOL

Angel
Gypsi
Fort Worth, TX

April 14, 2013
8:39 PM

Post #9484257

I am grateful I do not have full blown celiac disease. I can eat pecan pie as long as they haven't started adding carnation milk to the recipe...
cindylove
Lewisville, TX
(Zone 7b)

April 15, 2013
10:13 AM

Post #9484901

I will bring a bean salad ... & there will be 2 of us coming.

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 15, 2013
12:27 PM

Post #9485090

Thank you Cyndy, I will update the top post.

Sheila_FW

Sheila_FW
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 16, 2013
2:04 PM

Post #9486287

Those of you that are Gluten sensitive should at least bring something that you can eat to the RU, that way you can enjoy eating along with us!! I am bringing Grilled veggies seasoned with canola oil, garlic, & sea salt; and a baked ham.

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 17, 2013
4:43 PM

Post #9487805

Josephine, I'm bringing cole slaw.

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 17, 2013
6:44 PM

Post #9487917

O.K. Carrie, I will post it.
Smockette
Magnolia, TX
(Zone 8b)

April 19, 2013
9:36 AM

Post #9489608

Been over my head with taxes but I am still coming with a small group of at least 5.
Smockette, Smock, Smockette's Mom, Doris, my SO, Don, Smockette's Aunt, Lana
Possibly two more but not confirmed.
Bringing Rotel Green Beans & will have get other info fr FtW.
:~)
austinram
Midlothian, TX

April 19, 2013
10:13 AM

Post #9489644

Josephine, I will bring chocolate chip cookies. :)
Smockette
Magnolia, TX
(Zone 8b)

April 19, 2013
6:22 PM

Post #9490127

Add some Cheesy Chicken Alfredo (I like cheese in almost everything), Hashbrown Casserole, & a different kind of Mac & Cheese. That's it for now.
:~)

This message was edited Apr 19, 2013 7:58 PM

Sheila_FW

Sheila_FW
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 19, 2013
9:12 PM

Post #9490290

You are not allowed to NOT bring the sopapilla cheesecake Smockette!
Smockette
Magnolia, TX
(Zone 8b)

April 19, 2013
9:32 PM

Post #9490306

Sheila, I thought I had been replaced by Stephanie! Believe me it has been hard to find some else to bring!!!
:~)

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 20, 2013
6:17 AM

Post #9490552

O.K. Everyone, I have updated the post at the top, we have 21 members and 24 guests coming for a total of 45 people.
This is going to be a great R.U. the weather is supposed to be just about perfect and the place looks great. So we can have fun!!!
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
The fee is $5.00 to each member, guests don't pay. As you arrive go to the sign in table pay your fee and get your name tag from Sheila,
The tag will have your name and a number which will be your number for the door prize raffle.
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Please remember to bring a door prize for every person in your group, so no one is left out of the fun, it is very disappointing to leave someone with nothing. The prizes should be small and suitable for anyone, garden related is good.
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
There will be table space assigned to each member with your name on it for your plants. I like to put the plants that I have already traded on line under my table and the ones available for trade on top of the table, that way there is less confusion.
Please label each and every plant you are bringing so people can tell what they are getting, and keep the ones you have already assigned separate from the others.
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
NOW FOR THE FOOD
We will have a table for main and side dishes and one for deserts. Please bring serving utensils for your food, it helps to label your utensils so they don't get lost in the shuffle, and please take your food dishes back with you when you leave, we invariably have dishes left that we don't know whose they are.
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Let me know if you have questions, also in case you get lost here is our cell# 817-706-9518 the directions to the park are in the top post.
Josephine.
bananna18
Colleyville, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 20, 2013
7:52 AM

Post #9490648

One last minute guest to add! Can't wait to see you all.

stephanietx

stephanietx
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 20, 2013
11:02 AM

Post #9490840

Smockette, I was signing you up for the sopapilla cheesecake!!

Sheila_FW

Sheila_FW
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 20, 2013
4:09 PM

Post #9491084

That is what I thought Stephanie!
Smockette
Magnolia, TX
(Zone 8b)

April 20, 2013
8:53 PM

Post #9491423

Also bringing 5 kinds of rolls, in case anyone wants bread or make a sandwich.
No Cheesecake!!!
:~(

Sheila_FW

Sheila_FW
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 20, 2013
9:59 PM

Post #9491451

[8-o WHAT?? {8-( OK, so sad...

This message was edited Apr 20, 2013 11:05 PM
Smockette
Magnolia, TX
(Zone 8b)

April 20, 2013
10:03 PM

Post #9491454

???
steadycam3
Houston Heights, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 21, 2013
8:02 AM

Post #9491760

Please look on the trade thread for my message about my food. Thanks, Marty
Gypsi
Fort Worth, TX

April 21, 2013
8:19 AM

Post #9491786

All I am bringing are plastic cups, and a cooktop if Marty needs one.

stephanietx

stephanietx
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 21, 2013
8:41 AM

Post #9491811

You're so wonderful, Gypsi!

BajaBlue

BajaBlue
Rancho Santa Rita, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 21, 2013
8:45 AM

Post #9491819

I am so disappointed, really wanted to be
there & see & schmooze with you all.

BUT my heart is acting up, doc says I only
have 45 percent function and I have NO
energy.

Will see you next time !

pls pray for me

BB

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 21, 2013
8:47 AM

Post #9491821

I am so sorry you couldn't come, I hope you get better soon.
Josephine.

stephanietx

stephanietx
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 21, 2013
8:48 AM

Post #9491824

Baja, that's not good! Please take care of yourself, take it easy, and we'll see you in the Fall. Praying for you!!

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 21, 2013
10:43 AM

Post #9491929

Waaah, Baja! Please take care of yourself.

Sheila_FW

Sheila_FW
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 21, 2013
3:46 PM

Post #9492214

Do take it easy BajaBlue, prayers going up. Hope they can correct whatever is wrong and you get your energy back quickly.

As for the aftermath of the RU...47 people showed up! It was the largest crowd we have had in some time and the most perfect weather I think we have ever had. Hopefully some of the guest will consider joining the wild bunch on Daves!
For those long time members that might remember BlueEyes (Kim) ...she is back in Texas!! Isn't on DG yet, but her mother and she came today!!

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 21, 2013
5:31 PM

Post #9492376

It was a wonderful day, but boy am I ever worn out, as Sheila said we had a great crowd, and it was great to see our old friends and meet the new ones.
The food was divine and lots of it, and loads of plants exchanged hands, it was a great day indeed.
I hope all that came from far away got home safe and well, and thank you all for coming, we really appreciate it.
Josephine.
sybram
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 22, 2013
3:41 PM

Post #9493569

Such a wonderful day!! Great friends, food, weather and plants, plants, plants. Maddy, Austin and my friend, Judy, all had a good time, also.

patrob

patrob
Goldthwaite, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 23, 2013
6:28 AM

Post #9494200

I had a great time too. I did get my beautiful plants unloaded before leaving very early yesterday for a full day at Scott & White with my mother. Today I am going to admire each and every one! Thank you all, and special thanks to Josephine and Sheila and your helpers, for another wonderful day of visiting and sharing. I most enjoyed seeing old friends and meeting new ones, and I'm already looking forward to our next get-together in the fall!

dfwdennis

dfwdennis
Grapevine, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 23, 2013
8:25 AM

Post #9494326

I spent a few hours yesterday and Sunday and managed to get most of the plants in the ground before the weather turned uglier today. I had a lot more than I had intended to come home with! Thanks, everyone. I think that this is also the first time that I have come back and didn't need anyone to identify anything.

The monarchs will really enjoy my new patch of swamp milkweed thanks to all of the seedlings that Patrob gave me. :)
Gypsi
Fort Worth, TX

April 23, 2013
9:33 AM

Post #9494375

I have a front porch full of plants. I got the Flame Acanthus in the ground, and the rest out of the truck and sorted by sun or shade, watered, and I went to work yesterday. Not sure whether to go out and plant now in the cold, or let them wait until tomorrow in the cold, but I don't think I want to put any in the greenhouse or I'll be back to harden off. Well, except for the pepper. It can go with my bell peppers...

GFWaco

GFWaco
Bellmead, TX
(Zone 8b)

April 23, 2013
12:21 PM

Post #9494541

I did get everything except the roses and iris in the ground - this weekend we have to build a couple more beds. I changed my plan and put the Brazilian Rock Rose right in the center of the yard (thanks Dennis!). I was also blessed with a couple of pots that "spill" and I have a packet of Shasta Daisies that I will make spill out of the pot across the yard for the puppies.

I am so excited about it all - I will post pics when things start growing in the next month. Right now it is all in my head just waiting till Terry finishes this semester of school so he can help me get it all in.

Thanks again everyone!

Angel
covenantgarden
(Carol) Euless, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 23, 2013
4:12 PM

Post #9494838

I am still amazed at all the plants I brought home! I put a lot in the ground/pots yesterday. The hummer/butterfly garden will be full when it all grows up. The veggies are all tucked in. I still need to plant the irises. I put several things in larger pots so they will have growing room until we finish cleaning up around the shed in the next week or two. It's so exciting to have new babies in the gardens!! Thank you! Thank you!

Carol
Smockette
Magnolia, TX
(Zone 8b)

April 23, 2013
5:29 PM

Post #9494950

GFWaco, did you see the Roma w/it's baby? Might make sure you cover them tonite since your weather is pretty chilly & they have not been hardened off!!

Sheila_FW

Sheila_FW
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 24, 2013
8:00 AM

Post #9495540

I have to get my list and go around the yard to figure out where to put my new plants. I should do this BEFORE I ask for them! LOL!

BEES...BEES... Those of you whom were gifted bees by Dennis, don't forget them.
I have improvised a way to keep them outside and dry. Since I don't have holes this deep in my bee houses I made these simple fixes. I am going to use the foam insulation, because last time when they were open, bees ate through the paper in the middle. But if you have a pipe small enough for them to be tight in there it would work great.
Gypsi
Fort Worth, TX

April 24, 2013
9:00 AM

Post #9495585

wow - mason bees! I think I have enough bees, but one day I will set up a mason house. I have native masons out here now that the area has recovered from the 2010 wipeout. Will they lay eggs in tubes if I get them some?

GFWaco

GFWaco
Bellmead, TX
(Zone 8b)

April 24, 2013
11:54 AM

Post #9495753

smockette: I did and they are safe and sound! Thanks so much!!!
bananna18
Colleyville, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 24, 2013
8:08 PM

Post #9496230

I also am so happy with all my new plants. I was gifted with some coleus I didn't ask for...thanks Marty. I didn't plant anything so all my babies took a wagon ride to spend the cold night in the garage
.It was such a niceRU day and so nice to see all. So sorry you couldn't make it Baja.
Love that improvised mason bee home Sheila
steadycam3
Houston Heights, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 24, 2013
8:32 PM

Post #9496260

Gypsi, I just now saw that you were willing to bring me a cook top. That is an awesome heart you have there. I appreciate your thoughtfulness. Marty
Gypsi
Fort Worth, TX

April 24, 2013
8:56 PM

Post #9496289

Marty, I never heard back and the best solution really was a bigger microwave. I gave away my electric range a couple of years ago and knocked 50 a month off my electric bill with these nifty little drawer size cooktops, keep one out, spare one in the drawer. But they have limits and a roast would be a challenge. Glad they found you a microwave at the hotel.

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 25, 2013
6:46 AM

Post #9496511

$50 a month just for an electric stove? Tells me we are not cooking at home nearly enough!
Gypsi
Fort Worth, TX

April 25, 2013
9:54 PM

Post #9497451

I cook at home daily - food allergies do that. On my induction cooktop I don't notice that I cook at home. My house is all electric, I still have a regular hot water heater, electric, Central a/c, central heat that I don't use since the woodstove went in, but yes, my range was costing me a minimum of $30 a month during my busy season, when I eat out more, and about 50 when I cook at home breakfast and dinner on it. Never mind the oven, use that a couple of times a month, add $20
pbtxlady
Garland, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 28, 2013
10:57 AM

Post #9499907

I am late to the after-party, but I wanted to say how much fun the RU was! It was so good to see old friends and meet some people I'd never met in person. Good company, good food, beautiful plants--how do you beat that? Thanks, everyone, and especially the organizers!

sybram
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 29, 2013
7:43 PM

Post #9501979

I second that, Pbtx.

Sheila_FW

Sheila_FW
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 30, 2013
8:50 PM

Post #9503572

Organizers can plan...but without you guys showing up, it would be much fun! Thanks for each person that came, the food, prizes, the helpers, and especially the plants. See everyone in the fall.

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