I am hoping to get a bunch of people, to come to my house in Denton, to help me prune, and plant some roses...any one that wants cuttings can have them, and I have a lot of other things that are up for grabs too...including a few roses that if you dig them up, they are yours! I will gratefully accept a bag of Mulch, Alfalfa, or Mushroom Compost for the roses. I know I have these that are in need of a good home:
and I am sure there are more that can go as well.
Other things I have are:
Rose of Sharon
Sweet Autumn Clematis
I will provide lunch and soft drinks, and cake...please come and help me!
This is going to be the last weekend of February, either Saturday or Sunday, whichever day most people can make it.
What a wonderful offer! Too bad you are such a fer piece from San Antonio, or I would take you up on it. It is a great idea. Any San Antonio area DGers with the same idea? I have 1/2 acre, so it will be a long time before I am over grown with things needing dividing and trimmed to thin. I love to dig in the dirt and take cuttings and prune. Great therapy. My idea of FUN! Good luck! Margie, aka Queen of Dirtland
Trust me, Margie...even with 1/2 acre, it won't take long to be over run...then I will be making a trip to see you in San Antonio!
I wish it wasn't so far, and you could come and help out. Surely, some DFW area people can make a drive North to Denton? Come on, there will be cake!!
Can I have first dibs on the roses??
My mother lives in Denton and has been asking me to come visit her. Can she come, too?
I just finished last night, scratching in all my alfalfa, and have about 1/3 of a 50 lb bag left. Is that enough for your roses? I also have a few quarts of epsom salt left, too.
I'm curious why you don't want those three roses. They look beautiful in pictures. Are they a managable size to dig up, or are they already very large?
Are you wanting other roses? I have some varieties rooted and ready for trade. One is a new dawn, in a 3 gallon, the others are smaller starts of The McCartney rose, Belinda's dream, climbing old blush, and Climbing Souvenir de la Malmaison. Plus, tons of other things I can offer.
Is your porcelain vine variegated, or solid green?
I noticed those strong green ladder climber supports in your picture. How do you like those? I've seen those in the catalogs, and always wanted to try them.
I hope that I can come help, but I may be out of town. I just moved back to Texas in the fall and have almost an acre that's just crying to be beautified. I think this is a great idea - gardeners helping and sharing with other gardeners. Before Dave's it was sometimes hard to find people who wanted to share your garden's bounty.
Yes, your Mother can come too. I have already given away Prospero, but the others are still available. As for why they are going..they are lovely, but I am just running out of room, and I have more roses coming...Ashdown just sent me an e-mail they shipped eight more, yesterday. Some of the Austins are in 15 gallon pots...Perdita, and Glamis Castle for sure...Charles Austin, is planted in the ground, but it isn't huge, it should be fairly easy to dig up.
The Porcelain Vine is the solid green...
The Alfalfa that you have is enough to feed my roses, once...I have a lot of them, so I will need more. You will see, when you get here...
I don't think I want to trade for any more roses, I have had to become very picky.
What day were you thinking of coming? I have friends who say they will be there Saturday, and others that won't be able to be there until Sunday, so either day is fine with me. (I haven't mentioned this to my DH, he won't be happy, oh well! The roses will be pruned, that is what matters) My back has been bothering me, and I just can't do it all myself...
So please, if you can make it, do. Where does your Mother live, in Denton? I am right off University and Bonnie Brae, you can see my house from University...I have been told, that once you get within sight of it, you don't need directions...I have way more plants, than most people. I showed a picture to my DH once of the backyard, and asked him where he though it was, (meaning where in the backyard was it taken) and he said, 'I don't know, Costa Rica?' He isn't much of a fan of flowers, poor man, and he hates the water bill, in the summer. But he does admit that our yard is often, the prettiest yard, around..and I smugly, have to agree. Not now though, because it is way out of hand.
I have really liked the green ladder supports, they work, with so many things.
Linda I really hope that you can make it. I am hoping that some of the members of my garden club are going to be there, and they are great at giving advice of beautifying your yard. I call my yard, a plant zoo, there has been no plan, other than cramming as much in, as I could.
Did I mention there will be Cake! (I know, I am obsessed_
Yes, my mother lives in Denton, by Congress junior high, near where the old "FLOW hospital" used to be.
Your hubby sounds just like mine! lol...
I have a free "calling within Texas" phone plan, so may be easier to phone you, than keep emailing. What do you think?
I do know where University and Bonnie Brae are just from memory(I grew up there). Seems like you would be pretty easy for me to find! lol...
Anything you ARE interested in trading for, besides alfalfa? I have some pineapple guava in one gallon, some lycesteria formosa in one gallon, some thornless blackberry plants in one gallon, some dierama, small one gallon starts of carolina allspice, some coral vine tubers, clematis pitcheri(very chubby small dark purple bells), campanula takesimania I can dig, obedient plant I can dig, liriope I can dig, sophora secundiflora in one gallon, texas sage in 3 gallon, tons of brugmansia cuttings, as well as potted, etc, etc, etc!!!
If nothing interests you, I'm sure I can make it up to you in pure labor and sweat! lol...
Sounds like your Mother is pretty close to me!
I hate phones, so this will work, for me at least.
Blackberries! Now that would be something, I would want. What kind are they? We have some property Northwest of Denton, where we would like to start a blackberry thicket. My parents used to live over, off Teasley, and they had a lot of blackberries (not the thornless kind!) their old place is a development now, so sad to see!
I will have some more roses too, including a couple of (my favorite kind) Noisettes. Are you intested in them too? They are both in pots.
The kind of blackberries is not mentioned on the tag-only that they are thornless and from Home Depot! lol...I have three of those, in one gallons. I'll bring them.
I also have dewberries(wild small blackberries that have thorns and trail along, rather than have upright canes.)than I could possibly dig and bring. If you are into berries, I also have some Dorman red raspberries. I could dig a start for you. They are supposed to be the only ones that tolerate Texas heat.
(I just figured we could email phone numbers, as I didn't think you'd want to post directions to your private home on a public forum on the internet).
Well, I am not sure about the noisettes. I'd love to decide when I see them. I really lack space for sun right now, so have to be picky, but may be cutting down large tree, and if we do, I'll have a lot more sunny spots...
I'd also like to know if the dates are set? I actually would have a lot more free time from Feb 14-19th...
So far, I have some people coming to help me on Valentines Day and the 26th (a Saturday) and the 27th (a Sunday) I hope the weather cooperates! Afterall, this is Texas, and the weather has a mind of its own.
I have found homes for some of the roses...all the Austins...but there will be more. I am flat running out of room, and I have to part with some of the ones that I have, to make room for new ones. So there is nothing wrong with the Roses that I am parting with...other than my fickle nature, of wanting to try something new. It is my yard, and I am the Queen!
Another rose that needs to go, is Multiflora...it was the rootstock of a grafted one that I had..it has a pretty white, single flowers...
Another one is Kronn Princess Victoria, a Bourbon and it is a nice rose, but...
Tiffany Lynn it is a Mini. and is very pretty, one of its parents is the Hybrid Tea, Tiffany, it is Pink.
I have just started looking around, I am sure there will be more...
Did I mention there will be CAKE! what kind should it be?
What a great idea,; I need to do that!!!! My yard is overgrown with plants, and quite a few that need moving. I am planning a backyard wedding in June, good luck with your request and I know you will have fun. I should have thought of this a long time ago. What kind of cake???? Awe just kidding with ya, I love it!!!! Wish I could go help you out. Happy gardening, and what a lovely Valentines day present to get and give!!!!
Hm...dropping big hints here...
...most everyone loves chocolate cake, and I especially like those funfetti cake mixes with a cream cheese icing on top. I usually make that for myself on my birthdays! lol...
In the recipe forum there was a thread for fix mixes, and it had great and easy recipes that tasted so rich, where's that cow? LOL May take a while to find, as no one has posted there since the holiday.
Wish I could come, but you wouldn't want two small children digging things up too :-)
Here is Karen's list:
Yellow Charles Austin
Madama Alfred Carriere... gone
Cl Cecille Brunner
Duchess de Brabant
Rachel Bowles Lyons
Cl Old Blish
Are you sure? LOL! Anyone else? To tell the story to everyone, Karen, is a good friend who lives near me, in Shady Shores...she rents her house, and the Landlady may be going to sell it, and Karen has scads of roses that she needs to get rid of...so, when and if she does have to move, it won't be such an ordeal...some of them are pretty big, so I am not sure if any could be shipped...maybe...contact me, and I can find out. She has a computer, but she is just learning how to work it...and right now the computer is winning, and its not working at all.
At first she told me she wanted $ for the roses, but she is such a fool for roses, she is open to trading, if it is something she really wants.