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