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Texas Gardening: Setting the Date for the Nov 2005 CTRU

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dstartz
Deep South Texas, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 25, 2005
4:51 PM

Post #1426354

It's official! We'll be getting together again in Nov for the 2nd Central TexasRound Up!!

To make sure that all can be there I'd like to hear any ideas on which weekend would work best. Below is a calendar with all the holidays and planting days noted (light green - good; dark green - best). There's also a note about my twin grandchildren's birthday, which is the same weekend Margie/loudigger will be in Chile for another round up.

So now you have all the basic info, let's hear your ideas!


Donna
imway2dumb
Gordonville, TX
(Zone 7b)

April 25, 2005
5:08 PM

Post #1426396

I will go with the flow but, me thinks the the earlier in November the better.
Calalily
Deep South Coastal, TX
(Zone 10a)

April 25, 2005
6:32 PM

Post #1426556

Hey, if y'all came to south TX it would be warm!
dstartz
Deep South Texas, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 25, 2005
7:02 PM

Post #1426607

But then Kipper and I couldn't build a fire!
maggiemoo
Conroe, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 25, 2005
7:12 PM

Post #1426630

Cala, wouldn't a little cool weather be a nice change of pace for you? :-)

I'm with John, the earlier in Nov the better - to avoid the extreme cold, and to avoid the Thanksgiving prep rush. Either of the first two weekends would work for me.
trois
Santa Fe, TX
(Zone 9b)

April 25, 2005
7:24 PM

Post #1426657

don't know about Kerrville, but here November is usually very wet and frequently cold. I could even go for late Oct.

Whenever, I am sure we will try to come.

trois
Calalily
Deep South Coastal, TX
(Zone 10a)

April 25, 2005
8:55 PM

Post #1426848

Kipper could still build a fire, the weather would be nice, probably 75-80 day, 55-60 at night...perfect for a fire. Maggiemoo, we aren't as hot as Houston and Dallas and we have a nice breeze most of the time. End of July, first of August is usually pretty hot, but not intolerable.
dstartz
Deep South Texas, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 25, 2005
9:45 PM

Post #1426965

Weather for

Nov 5

2004 73/35
2003 77/68
2002 73/46

Nov 12

2004 51/38
2003 77/68
2002 64/42

No precipitation on any of those days.
htop
San Antonio, TX
(Zone 8b)


April 25, 2005
9:56 PM

Post #1426981

Early November is better for me and late October sounds even better after thinking about it, Trois. Whatever date is chosen is fine with me. I have to contemplate what plants would be good to bring then and start making plans to start them so they have a good root sytem by then. I usually don't have much to plant at that time of year. I usually plant my perennials and native plants in the middle of or late September if am planting any so they have time for the roots to develop some before the freezes start showing themselves. Oh, I could start cool weather annuals too like violas and pansies and ... stop, Self. You need to plant the plants you have now and quit thinking about the next Roundup!
imway2dumb
Gordonville, TX
(Zone 7b)

April 25, 2005
10:05 PM

Post #1426996

Late Oct-early November is my druthers.
dstartz
Deep South Texas, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 25, 2005
10:25 PM

Post #1427043

Late Oct is bad for Maggiemoo as that is one of the busiest times for her at work. It is also a bad time for Margie, who will be going to the Round Up in Chile, and possibly for me, as I hope to go to Fiesta in Alb once again this year.
imway2dumb
Gordonville, TX
(Zone 7b)

April 25, 2005
10:39 PM

Post #1427068

Then we are looking at November. Wow, Albania!
maggiemoo
Conroe, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 26, 2005
3:11 AM

Post #1427684

Albania?
silverfluter
Fredericksburg, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 26, 2005
4:44 AM

Post #1427874

Anything but the first or second weekend in October for me is great. As far as weather goes, remember we do live in Texas. The weathermen have a hard time predicting the weather for the next day, forget about 6 months ahead! We have had November days almost as hot as September and some in September as cold as December. Mary Lee
dstartz
Deep South Texas, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 26, 2005
4:48 AM

Post #1427878

No, silly, Albuquerque.
dstartz
Deep South Texas, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 27, 2005
3:02 AM

Post #1429875

Here's info on the sun/moon rise/set for Nov 5th and 12th in Kerrville.
kipper2
Meadows Place, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 28, 2005
1:59 AM

Post #1432544

OK, Ok...should I change my user name to Firespark or just plan ol' Firebug?? The weekend of the 12th would be fine for me since it's after the BD's and well before Turkey Day. Too late in the month and I get into the Christmas season.

PS: Donna, did ya get my email??
dstartz
Deep South Texas, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 28, 2005
2:25 AM

Post #1432617

Yes, you silly boy! I did. Then I had to explain to Ernest why I was laughing so much.

Sorry I didn't reply . My system crashed and then it was 'Out of sight, out of mind'. (Life with the mind of a 2 year old... : - } )


That makes 3 of us voting for the weekend of the 12th. (Myself, Margie, Firestarter...I mean Firebug... I mean Kipper.)

C'mon, folks. Make your voices heard!!
maggiemoo
Conroe, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 28, 2005
2:28 AM

Post #1432626

Since either the 5th or the 12th will work for me, I guess that makes me another vote for the 12th.
imway2dumb
Gordonville, TX
(Zone 7b)

April 28, 2005
2:31 AM

Post #1432635

Go 12!
silverfluter
Fredericksburg, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 28, 2005
4:26 AM

Post #1432890

Either one for me is great.
dstartz
Deep South Texas, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 28, 2005
6:34 AM

Post #1433058

12, going once.


12, going twice...
htop
San Antonio, TX
(Zone 8b)


April 29, 2005
2:27 AM

Post #1434981

Donna, since you're hosting again and its convenient for the others who voted ... count me for the 12th also.
dstartz
Deep South Texas, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 29, 2005
3:52 AM

Post #1435170

Sold!

The 12th it is!




Thanks,Hazel ;->
Calalily
Deep South Coastal, TX
(Zone 10a)

May 3, 2005
8:48 PM

Post #1445022

I think I might actually be able to make this one. DH said he would babysit the doggie.
bettydee
La Grange, TX
(Zone 8b)

May 3, 2005
9:36 PM

Post #1445132

That's my younger son's birthday. With luck, I'll be in California for his birthday. I hope the roundup is a success. Maybe next year.
dstartz
Deep South Texas, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 3, 2005
9:39 PM

Post #1445137

Yea!!

I look forward to finally getting to meet you. ;->

Do you know, wIll you be staying overnight?
maggiemoo
Conroe, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 3, 2005
9:44 PM

Post #1445147

Betty, I'm sorry we won't get to meet you. (I may have to just stop by some time on my way to or from Austin.)

Cala!! Yippee!
kipper2
Meadows Place, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 4, 2005
12:42 PM

Post #1447194

OK, I'll mark the calendar so I can leave the store on Friday, not Saturday. To all the RUers that left their children at the last get-to-gether, I have found homes for all but the ones that I have room to plant. Went to see a girl that I went to high school yesterday (and had a crush on back then) and one of her helpers took the rest for her yard. Oh Yea, I forgot to mention that she is a cut flower farmer down south of Pearland. NEET PLACE.
maggiemoo
Conroe, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 4, 2005
12:53 PM

Post #1447217

Kip, it'll be great to visit with you longer in Nov. Thanks for finding good homes for all those babies!
Calalily
Deep South Coastal, TX
(Zone 10a)

May 4, 2005
1:20 PM

Post #1447271

Doris, I'll see if I can clear my calendar to stay overnight. It would be easier, it's a long drive from down here at the south end of TX!
maggiemoo
Conroe, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 4, 2005
2:53 PM

Post #1447462

Cala, you'll really enjoy the stay. I ended up getting there a day later than I intended, really wished that I had more time. Donna's got a great place out there, and she and Ernest are great hosts! I'm going to camp out there this time, instead of staying at a local motel (at least, I think that's my plan, but I'm definitely staying longer this time!)
Calalily
Deep South Coastal, TX
(Zone 10a)

May 4, 2005
3:38 PM

Post #1447559

I have a tent somewhere, lol. I remember seeing it once when I was rearranging stuff in the garage.
imway2dumb
Gordonville, TX
(Zone 7b)

May 4, 2005
3:45 PM

Post #1447574

We will be staying in our van. We are cheapskates.
maggiemoo
Conroe, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 5, 2005
1:54 AM

Post #1448835

If I had a van, that's what I would do. My Hyundai isn't conducive to sleeping.
imway2dumb
Gordonville, TX
(Zone 7b)

May 5, 2005
5:56 AM

Post #1449240

One would have to be very short to give that one a go. ;-)
shadowgirl
Moscow, TN
(Zone 7a)

May 5, 2005
7:26 PM

Post #1450490

Will it be in Alice? Have not been there in quite a while. So ya'll have it in November so that sounds like South Texas.
silverfluter
Fredericksburg, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 7, 2005
2:31 AM

Post #1453402

if anybody wants antique roses, speak up so I can get them started. I don't know how long it takes to do this air rooting stuff.
dstartz
Deep South Texas, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 7, 2005
8:12 PM

Post #1454522

shadowgirl, It'll be in Kerrville.

------------------------------------------

Mary Lee, I would love some!!
silverfluter
Fredericksburg, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 7, 2005
9:07 PM

Post #1454583

Donna, do you want shrubs or climbers? How big, what colors?
maggiemoo
Conroe, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 8, 2005
2:17 AM

Post #1455107

Shadowgirl, come on down!
kipper2
Meadows Place, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 10, 2005
1:43 AM

Post #1458877

As per last time I'll be in my van, facing north on the west side of the bushes. I don't know if I'll be able to "adopt" the amount that was left this last time. My friends just might not like it. Me talking them into taking more than they really need. ;o)~

Kip

PS: It'l be good to spend more time to get to know all a little better...eh Donna?

not a cut.
silverfluter
Fredericksburg, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 10, 2005
3:03 AM

Post #1459386

I'm definitely looking forward to it.
maggiemoo
Conroe, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 10, 2005
3:41 AM

Post #1459483

Yes, Kip, it will definitely be good to spend more time.

Also not a cut.

:-)
dstartz
Deep South Texas, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 10, 2005
4:53 AM

Post #1459586

You guys are too funny!

I can't tell y'all how excited I am over the prospects of our next get together. Especially since so many are going to set aside even more time for it!!

It will be wonderful to get together with my new friends once again.
Witch
Taylor, TX
(Zone 8b)

May 10, 2005
5:34 AM

Post #1459622

The earlier, the better for me. I really want to go this time, but there's no way I can get outta work mid- to late-November. Way too busy.

If no, I can always edit myself into the pictures again.

Michelle
maggiemoo
Conroe, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 10, 2005
12:41 PM

Post #1459894

Michelle, Nov 12th is just before mid-November! :-)

Donna, good luck trying to get rid of us this time! Have you been on the road? Haven't heard from you in a while. Did you have to drive through that bad weather?
dstartz
Deep South Texas, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 10, 2005
5:11 PM

Post #1460380

Wednesday we went to Venice, LA, then headed back to Houston on Thursday. Stayed there from early Friday morning to Sat just before lunch (daylily and DGer's plant sales), then off to New Braunfels (Mother's Day), with the storm chasing us home Sunday night.

After reading the stories here at Dave's and seeing the destruction first hand yesterday in Corpus I can honestly tell you, I am very grateful it didn't catch us!

I'm glad to hear there was limited damage to all y'all.
Calalily
Deep South Coastal, TX
(Zone 10a)

May 10, 2005
5:18 PM

Post #1460391

Doris, I didn't know there was damage in Corpus. I know it rained so hard for a while we couldn't see the road.
maggiemoo
Conroe, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 10, 2005
8:32 PM

Post #1460749

Calalily, when you say Doris, do you mean Donna (dstartz)?

Also, would you please bloom for me? I got nothing but foliage last year, more foliage this year, but no hint of a flower. :-)

shadowgirl
Moscow, TN
(Zone 7a)

May 11, 2005
6:00 AM

Post #1461882

Maggiemoo I just might do that now that school is out. I would especially like to meet you. I have quite a few relatives down that way and could visit them too.

Donna, You must have a big place to be able to have a swap there. Do ya'll a cookout everyone brings food? I wanted to do that here at our place now that it is starting to shape up.
BTW I have been trying to reach you by e-mail but they must not be getting through. Could you get in touch with me about the plants we were discussing back in March?
The weather is warm here now. Of yeah, my hibiscus' are actually blooming. It looks kind of funny a big bloom on an 8" plant but they are pretty . You did real good.
dstartz
Deep South Texas, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 11, 2005
8:03 AM

Post #1461935

We have 25 acres on paper, but with the elevation thrown in (1,786' ->2,000') it's really more like 30+.

We all brought food for the meal Saturday afternoon; I cooked breakfast outside for the few that stayed the night. (How they could eat after looking at me with no makeup and my hair waving at everybody, I'll never know!! 8~} )

If you have the chance to host one of these I would wholeheartedly encourage you to do it. Personally, I had a blast!
kipper2
Meadows Place, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 11, 2005
12:18 PM

Post #1462089

Donna, what do you mean "(How they could eat after looking at me with no makeup and my hair waving at everybody, I'll never know!!" I didn't have any makeup on and hadn't fix my hair either ! Just remember that we'll always remember you that way. ;o)~

yes, I think that was a cut. lol
maggiemoo
Conroe, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 11, 2005
2:23 PM

Post #1462370

Kip, behave! :-)

I wish I had been there for Donna's waving hair. That's just the kind of person she is: friendly, friendly, friendly!

Michelle, I'd love to meet you too! Where are your relatives? Houston area?
Witch
Taylor, TX
(Zone 8b)

May 12, 2005
3:24 AM

Post #1464075

I'm near Austin. I don't really have any relatives. My mom, who I hardly ever see is in PA. She changes her contact info so much I don't even know her phone number.

Michelle
maggiemoo
Conroe, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 12, 2005
1:01 PM

Post #1464546

Oops! Sorry, I meant Shadowgirl (although I'd like to meet you too.) She mentioned having relatives in the area, and when I glanced above at the posts I thought hers was the one signed Michelle. I have more and more of those moments, they'll be coming to take me away (ha ha) soon!

Shadowgirl, I'd love to meet you too! Where are your relatives? Houston area?
Witch
Taylor, TX
(Zone 8b)

May 12, 2005
7:02 PM

Post #1465195

I was wondering about that, but I couldn't see any other "Michelles" on the page.
maggiemoo
Conroe, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 12, 2005
7:04 PM

Post #1465201

I have brain hiccups on a fairly consistant basis. Just ask my son! :-)
Witch
Taylor, TX
(Zone 8b)

May 12, 2005
9:08 PM

Post #1465450

brain hiccups are better than brain farts. that's what i have.

Michelle
kipper2
Meadows Place, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 13, 2005
1:51 AM

Post #1466026

Oh, children. You've never lived till you have had the disease that I live with. The medical term is Headupassitus. I tend to suffer from it quiet often lately.

Kip
Witch
Taylor, TX
(Zone 8b)

May 13, 2005
2:47 AM

Post #1466142

hahahaa
HotnSpicy
Kerrville, TX

May 31, 2005
7:04 PM

Post #1510866

I want to come tooooooo. I'm new on the board but we'll get acquainted between now and then. I live in kerrville...just name the date...
maggiemoo
Conroe, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 31, 2005
11:09 PM

Post #1511360

It's Nov 12th, we'll get back with details later. It will be great to meet you, don't forget your DH!
maggiemoo
Conroe, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 31, 2005
11:13 PM

Post #1511370

Oh look! Donna just started a thread on it:

http://davesgarden.com/forums/t/515913/
dstartz
Deep South Texas, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 1, 2005
2:28 AM

Post #1511985

How would y'all feel about combining our RU with the Texas Hill Country Plant Swap ( http://groups.msn.com/TexasHillCountryPlantSwap )?

When I was at their spring swap they were talking about finding another place for their fall swap in Nov. When I told them about our RU they jumped at the chance to come take part.

Whadda y'all think?
htop
San Antonio, TX
(Zone 8b)


June 3, 2005
7:12 AM

Post #1518211

Sounds good to me, Donna. I don't know what types of plants to bring to this one as its being held in November. I thought about starting cyclamen if I remember to gather the seeds. What about viola and pansies? Anybody want me to start some swiss chard? I planted it in my flowerbeds and it is very beautiful as well as good for lunch or supper.
http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/53770/index.html
I just have trouble thinking about fall when summer just started, but I have to plan ahead to ne able to have something to bring to the Roundup.
Karrie20x
Spokane, WA
(Zone 5b)

June 3, 2005
7:55 AM

Post #1518238

You all are so lucky to be getting together. I used to make it down to Texas quite often when my grandparents lived there. I also have alot of friends from the Conroe & Houston & San Antonio areas. One of these years, I'll just have to make one of your round ups. They never have them up here in the NW.
htop
San Antonio, TX
(Zone 8b)


June 3, 2005
10:16 AM

Post #1518311

We are indeed fortunate. Aaahh, you are in Spokane. What a beautiful location. My stepdaughters live near Seattle. It would be wonderful to have you at one of the Roundups. Thanks for stopping by and saying hello. Maybe you could start a thread about having a Roundup in your area and someone might agree to host it. You never know ...
maggiemoo
Conroe, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 3, 2005
2:00 PM

Post #1518642

Karrie, you have friends in the *Conroe* area?! Come on down for a visit! Yes, it would be great if you could make a RU, but if that didn't work out, we could always get a bunch of us together for a "nursery date" (some of us are meeting in San Antonio for one on 6/18). One way or another we'd manage to have a good time with fellow DG'ers.

I have a sister who lives in Tecoma.
dstartz
Deep South Texas, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 4, 2005
9:06 PM

Post #1522031

The fall RU has a new thread at http://davesgarden.com/forums/t/515913/

An additional site for it can be found at http://ctru.dstartz.com/

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