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konkreteblond
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 17, 2005
10:45 PM

Post #1477057

Several of us were discussing this recently on another thread, but we all forgot to start a separate thread so it died off. We were just thinking about getting together somewhere like the Texas Discovery Gardens in Dallas to just hang out. No trading or pressure, just meet. I can't be in charge of this, because I'll forget and it won't get organized, but thought I would get the topic started. If it ends up that we can't get it done, there is another thread on the Roundup forum regarding a Dallas swap around Sept. http://davesgarden.com/forums/t/504380/
maggiemoo
Conroe, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 18, 2005
4:24 AM

Post #1477912

I'd love to do this, thanks for remembering and starting a thread. Dallas wouldn't be too tough a drive for me. (Hey John, maybe I could bring your cross vine?)

When? I think it goes without saying that Memorial Day weekend won't work. C'mon, everybody weigh in on this!
trunnels
Plano, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 19, 2005
2:28 AM

Post #1480272

I would love to do this but am unavailable these dates:
June 4,5
June 11,12
June 18,19
June 26 (I could due June 25th)
July 9
(second Sunday of July - whatever date that is)
imway2dumb
Gordonville, TX
(Zone 7b)

May 19, 2005
12:02 PM

Post #1480798

I will go along with whatever can be worked out!
sugarfoot
Granbury, TX
(Zone 7b)

May 19, 2005
1:31 PM

Post #1480950

I'd love to do this if it could be done before June 20th. We have wall to wall out of town company coming after that...
maggiemoo
Conroe, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 19, 2005
1:43 PM

Post #1480972

Yeah, earlier would be better, due to the HOT factor. We could always do another one in the fall when it gets cooler again, but if everyone's game I'd like to hang out sooner than later.

silverfluter
Fredericksburg, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 19, 2005
1:47 PM

Post #1480979

That would be lots of fun. Any excuse to go to a garden is a ticket to a vacation. But hotels are expensive and that would be a problem for me.
imway2dumb
Gordonville, TX
(Zone 7b)

May 19, 2005
1:48 PM

Post #1480981

:-)

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 19, 2005
3:51 PM

Post #1481235

Hello guys, the only two dates that I have available in June are, June the 5th and June 26th.
I know that this is rather limiting but that is all I can do. I would love to attend, but please do not try to work around my schedule, do what is best for everyone.
Josephine.
MitchF
Lindsay, OK
(Zone 7a)

May 19, 2005
4:29 PM

Post #1481354

I would love to come - love to meet you all I might have to bring my 2 year old son. I can come all most any day - just let me know when. Thanks - Mitch
okus

(Zone 8b)

May 19, 2005
5:48 PM

Post #1481573

I'll try and make it when ever, but I get asked to baby sit from time to time so may not be able to. Just post when and I'll do my best!
Carol
konkreteblond
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 19, 2005
8:58 PM

Post #1482095

That's kind of the way I am Carol. I think it's a personal thing with me tho, I just can't plan ahead. It's fear of commitment. LOL I never know what's going to be going on so I just usually hear something is happening and then decide if I'll go. Sunday's are best for me, so I can leave my 6 yr old with dad.
MitchF
Lindsay, OK
(Zone 7a)

May 19, 2005
9:23 PM

Post #1482173

Earlier is better in my mind - it is just going to get hotter around here.
imway2dumb
Gordonville, TX
(Zone 7b)

May 19, 2005
9:30 PM

Post #1482190

It started to today!
MitchF
Lindsay, OK
(Zone 7a)

May 19, 2005
9:33 PM

Post #1482203

I had field day today and thought it is just going to get hotter... it was really really hot today - they kids really thought they were dying.
JuBabe
Midland, TX
(Zone 7b)

May 20, 2005
1:54 AM

Post #1483406

Our field day was today, also. I thought that my poor kids were gonna wilt!
MitchF
Lindsay, OK
(Zone 7a)

May 20, 2005
2:26 AM

Post #1483494

I know - why are there not more indoor field day games? LOL Guess that would change the whole idea of this right?
konkreteblond
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 20, 2005
2:30 AM

Post #1483511

My kindergardener has his on Monday, but luckily it's at 9am.
MitchF
Lindsay, OK
(Zone 7a)

May 20, 2005
2:40 AM

Post #1483529

Ours was all day 8 to 230 - I cannot keep up, and I am young. I made one of my kids haul a chair around for me - all the teachers who had been there forever never thought of bring a chair. The kids love it but man are we tired by the end of the day, 22 cranky First graders!
sugarfoot
Granbury, TX
(Zone 7b)

May 20, 2005
1:41 PM

Post #1484433

Joshepine,
Are there picnic tables at Pappy Elkins park where you've taken some neat pictures? If there are, maybe we could have an after work picnic there some evening. That way if we end up having to visit Discovery Gardens when you can't go, at least we will have been able to have a picnic with you, also.

Linda
MitchF
Lindsay, OK
(Zone 7a)

May 20, 2005
2:28 PM

Post #1484524

Linda - you think of everything dont you? great idea lets just pin down a few dates and tell me how to get where ever it is we are going :-)

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 20, 2005
3:25 PM

Post #1484641

Hello Linda, I hadn't heard from you for so long! But I guess you have been watching, I am very happy to hear from you. I am not sure about picnic tables at Pappy Elkins, I will go and investigate. I do know that in the wildflower area they don't have any.
If not, Veterans Park is close by, and we could do it there. I will check it out.
It is very nice of you to try to include me, if the date for the Garden tour doesn't work out for me.
Thank you, Josephine.

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 22, 2005
10:35 PM

Post #1489813

Hello Linda, I cheked it out yesterday and Pappy Elkins does have picnic tables by the little lake, not too far from the wildflower area,so at leat we know that much.
How are your wildflowers coming along?
Josephine.
MitchF
Lindsay, OK
(Zone 7a)

May 23, 2005
12:29 AM

Post #1490022

Josephine you are getting both of these going - thanks for all the work you are putting into this. Mitch

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 23, 2005
2:00 AM

Post #1490195

You are wellcome Mitch, glad to be of help. Josephine.
imway2dumb
Gordonville, TX
(Zone 7b)

May 23, 2005
11:54 AM

Post #1490916

Are these to be two different gatherings?
John
MitchF
Lindsay, OK
(Zone 7a)

May 23, 2005
12:34 PM

Post #1490972

Yep two times, the first to meet the second to trade - sounds like fun right?
sugarfoot
Granbury, TX
(Zone 7b)

May 23, 2005
12:36 PM

Post #1490974

Josephine,
I managed to plant a few rows of wildflowers before I left for Colorado. The cowpen daisies and the four o'clocks did very well. Also got one jimson weed - about to bloom- and a few hibiscus. Questions: Is it probably too late to transplant these to the hillside or do you think it might work if I wait for a break in the weather? Is it too late to do some more planting? Too hot for anything to germinate? Could I do it in peat pots? I do so appreciate the seeds and the sumac which is doing very well.

What about having a picnic at Pappy Elkins on the Wednesday or Thursday after Memorial Day. Or would the next week work better?

Linda
imway2dumb
Gordonville, TX
(Zone 7b)

May 23, 2005
1:24 PM

Post #1491068

Yep.
sugarfoot
Granbury, TX
(Zone 7b)

May 23, 2005
1:38 PM

Post #1491107

John,
I'm way too dumb to figure you out! Does that mean yep to any of the above?

;-)
MitchF
Lindsay, OK
(Zone 7a)

May 23, 2005
2:15 PM

Post #1491184

I have plants coming in the first week in June - just lots of water and shade for the first few days and pray for a break in the weather! It worked last year at least - LOL maybe just dumb luck but hey it worked. Mitch
imway2dumb
Gordonville, TX
(Zone 7b)

May 23, 2005
2:42 PM

Post #1491241

Yep, I'm easy.
konkreteblond
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 23, 2005
4:56 PM

Post #1491524

This heat is going to make it pretty hard to just hang out. :( I'm not sure if I'll be able to go during the week since my son will be out of school. If this park has trees and playground equipment, I might can. Anyways, carry on and I'll keep watching.
MitchF
Lindsay, OK
(Zone 7a)

May 23, 2005
6:10 PM

Post #1491675

How old is your son? I have a two year old that might get to come if I am on "duty"
konkreteblond
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 24, 2005
2:59 AM

Post #1492856

He just turned 6. We went to his play day this morning. They had lots of fun and we took lots of pictures.

I'm thinking he's not the best kid to have at the end of the rope for Tug-o-war.
MitchF
Lindsay, OK
(Zone 7a)

May 24, 2005
11:11 AM

Post #1493345

He is very cute - is he in the First grade? The class looks a lot like mine - I teach a ESL First Grade class in Dallas ISD.

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 24, 2005
5:37 PM

Post #1494152

Hello Linda, I am glad that some of the seeds did well for you. I don't know how big the plants are now, but if they are not very big, you could probably transplant them if you can keep them moist, it is so hot right now.
If they are not potted and you need to thin them out, you could pot them now in small pots and set then out when the weather cools down.
You still can start seeds of the Texas star hibiscus and Golden hibiscus, also the Jimsonweed.
The others will probably be better to wait till late September.
Did you get started on the pond? and how is your slope coming along.
I am glad the Flameleaf sumac is doing well, it is such a pretty tree.

About the picnic, I dont know how many people will be able to come on a Wednesday or Thursday late afternoon, we shall see what develops, let us see what people have to say.
MitchF
Lindsay, OK
(Zone 7a)

May 24, 2005
6:45 PM

Post #1494317

Almost any day is fine to me - just pick one - LOL
sugarfoot
Granbury, TX
(Zone 7b)

May 25, 2005
2:09 PM

Post #1496116

OK, folks. How about we plan a picnic at Pappy Elkins on Wednesday, June 8 with June 9th as a rain date. We could meet at 6:00. I'm sure we could find some ways to entertain any wee folks that can come. I'd be happy to bring a big Greek salad.

Linda
imway2dumb
Gordonville, TX
(Zone 7b)

May 25, 2005
2:25 PM

Post #1496141

I will need a map!

John
sugarfoot
Granbury, TX
(Zone 7b)

May 25, 2005
3:35 PM

Post #1496248

Closeup map
sugarfoot
Granbury, TX
(Zone 7b)

May 25, 2005
3:36 PM

Post #1496250

Larger view
sugarfoot
Granbury, TX
(Zone 7b)

May 25, 2005
3:38 PM

Post #1496258

Josehphine,

Can you suggest where to meet in the park? Will the picnic tables be in the shade that time of day or should we bring lawn chairs so we can find a spot of shade?

Thanks,
Linda
imway2dumb
Gordonville, TX
(Zone 7b)

May 25, 2005
3:46 PM

Post #1496268

Thanks, Linda.
maggiemoo
Conroe, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 25, 2005
4:17 PM

Post #1496314

Rain date? Quite the optimist! :-)

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 25, 2005
4:26 PM

Post #1496341

Linda, you are really serious about this, maps and everything. I will try to research a little more.
I don't know if they have restrooms.

There are picnic tables and trees on the south side of the lake. There is the Dalworthington police and city offices off Rosevelt. If you turn into their drive and follow along the road you will find the tables by the lake. The wildflower area is on the other side of the lake, but no tables there. Josephine.

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 26, 2005
3:54 PM

Post #1498653

Linda, I went to check the park yesterday afternoon and didn't see any restrooms, so I called the city offices this morning and asked, and they said no restrooms, so this might be something to consider. However Veterans Park which is close by has all the amenities, but not within walking distance.
Josephine.
sugarfoot
Granbury, TX
(Zone 7b)

May 28, 2005
9:57 PM

Post #1504281

Hey, Everyone,

Josehpine and I just talked and we think we should have the picnic at Veterans Park since they have all of the "necessaries." We can meet at the picnic area at 5 pm, tour the gardens and then get the picnic ready about 6 pm. We think it might be easier if everyone brings his or her preferred beverages. Again, I'm going to bring a Greek salad, Josephine said she'll bring a cheese tray and if someone can bring bread/crackers and someone else fruit then we'll have all of the bases covered. Then people can pitch in whatever else their hearts desire. We should have until at least 8 pm before it starts getting dark.

I'll do some searches and post a map in a day or so. A head count would be appreciated, but we're always flexible.

Looking forward to meeting you guys,
Linda

PS Those interested in seeing Pappy Elkins might think about going by there before. It's not very far from veterans.
trunnels
Plano, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 29, 2005
12:23 AM

Post #1504565

Wish I could join you but will have to miss.
Terrie
sugarfoot
Granbury, TX
(Zone 7b)

May 29, 2005
12:42 AM

Post #1504620

Maybe next time!
trunnels
Plano, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 29, 2005
2:06 AM

Post #1504789

Yes, maybe next time. Even if I were not in Mexico on vacation on that date, I work downtown Dallas until 6:00 p.m. so couldn't make something during the week (unless it was downtown lol).
MitchF
Lindsay, OK
(Zone 7a)

May 29, 2005
2:30 AM

Post #1504865

I am easy but a guy and need something easy to bring anything easy we need?
imway2dumb
Gordonville, TX
(Zone 7b)

May 29, 2005
2:41 AM

Post #1504892

Fingers.
konkreteblond
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 29, 2005
3:21 AM

Post #1504965

LOL...just because I'm not a guy doesn't mean that I cook. I will probably come empty handed (not fingerless), but won't be eating either.
MitchF
Lindsay, OK
(Zone 7a)

May 29, 2005
3:40 AM

Post #1505082

Hye I am a guy and I cannot cook and I am proud of it - LOL. Finger - I will get something in those lines thanks Mitch
okus

(Zone 8b)

May 29, 2005
5:30 AM

Post #1505227

Sorry guys I'm going to have to miss out. My DIL's sister is having a baby and DS is taking DIL to California to see her sister over the first week or so. While thay are both away guess who is looking after their 4 and 2 year olds!! DS will be back on 8th, but working, so we will still be in charge of Miggy and Isabelle, and totally knocked out by then I should think!!
Carol
MitchF
Lindsay, OK
(Zone 7a)

May 29, 2005
8:17 PM

Post #1506139

All right I figured out thanks to Frostweed what to bring (wow what a yard! you have to go see the place I am still in shock) that I will bring crackers and bread to go with cheese and such. I will also try to bring some plates.

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 30, 2005
5:01 PM

Post #1508100

Hey Guys, can you make it? Please, let us know, we are anxiously waiting to hear. Josephine.
maggiemoo
Conroe, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 30, 2005
5:54 PM

Post #1508209

Sorry, I can't make it on a weekeday, since I'm not anywhwere in the area, and I work Mon - Friday. Josephine, I'm looking forward to meeting you when you come this way in August. When I look at my garden, I think in terms of, "I want to get that done/hope that will be finished before Josephine comes."

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 31, 2005
4:05 PM

Post #1510508

Maggiemoo, I totally understand your not being able to come, it is a long way, and also a weekday. May be you will be able to come in September when we have the plant swap on a Sunday.
Thank you for thinking of me, I am really looking forward to meeting you also, and getting to see your garden. How are you repairs coming along?
Josephine.

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 31, 2005
4:12 PM

Post #1510523

Carol, I am sorry you can,t make it either, I totally understand, but again maybe in September for the plant swap, which will be on a Sunday. We will talk as we get closer, in the meantime
I hope the children keep you busy, but not too tired. Josephine.
maggiemoo
Conroe, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 31, 2005
4:20 PM

Post #1510538

Josephine, I'm sitting at home right now while the guys are replacing the drywall in the ceiling. I spent the weekend dismanteling my bedroom, and did too much heavy lifitng, so I went ahead and took a day of vacation to both get my back in order, and to kind of keep an eye on things. I've never had anything like this done before, just started to feel all wierd about having strangers tramp around in my house while I was away. They are all very nice, and won't let me move anything. I'll just spend time between sitting in the garden and sitting in front of this computer.

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 1, 2005
7:13 PM

Post #1514104

O.k. Guys, come one come all!
So far we have

Linda and her Husband
Mitch and Son
Paige and son
Me and my Husband

Am I correct? Please let us know.

Josephine.
MitchF
Lindsay, OK
(Zone 7a)

June 1, 2005
8:09 PM

Post #1514242

that all I know of - Mitch
imway2dumb
Gordonville, TX
(Zone 7b)

June 2, 2005
12:07 AM

Post #1514753

John and dw, Betty.
konkreteblond
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 2, 2005
12:40 AM

Post #1514837

June 8th at 6pm...right?
MitchF
Lindsay, OK
(Zone 7a)

June 2, 2005
4:03 AM

Post #1515421

Cannot wait -
TXMel
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 7b)

June 2, 2005
1:19 PM

Post #1515927

I had spoken to josephine about this, but I will be out of town that week. Wish that I could make it, but maybe next time. I go to my dads about 4 times a year... and this is the first time this year... Catch ya later! Thanks for asking!

mel

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 2, 2005
2:56 PM

Post #1516133

John and Betty, we are so excited that you will be able to come. We will put up good directions to the park coming from the north, so you won't have trouble finding it.

Linda and I talked, and since we are metting at Veterans Park, we thought that we might tour the gardens first, and then eat, so may be five o'clcok would be better.

Everyone let us know if the earlier time is a problem, we can keep it at six if five doesn't work.

Paige, please bring your husband too, we would love to have him come.

Josephine.
MitchF
Lindsay, OK
(Zone 7a)

June 2, 2005
4:12 PM

Post #1516338

Five is better here we can beat some of the traffic!

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 3, 2005
4:34 PM

Post #1519038

Oh Mitch, I forgot to mention that your wife works nights, but if she is off that evening, Please bring her too.
I feel bad that I didn't mention it sooner, but we would love to meet her.
Josephine.
MitchF
Lindsay, OK
(Zone 7a)

June 3, 2005
5:04 PM

Post #1519095

I will see if she wants to come - thanks Mitch
konkreteblond
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 3, 2005
7:44 PM

Post #1519482

John, since you are coming into Arlington you could go to Redenta's and pick up that white milkweed you were wanting. If they don't have it, they have lots of other goodies.
imway2dumb
Gordonville, TX
(Zone 7b)

June 3, 2005
11:08 PM

Post #1519877

Where is that place, Paige? I need an address and even then I am likely to get lost in the big city. If I leave Gordonville by sunup I might find the park by 5pm. LOL
konkreteblond
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 4, 2005
12:48 AM

Post #1520056

I'm going to have to go right around the corner from there before I meet up, so I'll go by there. They have Ice Ballet and White Milkmaid, both say A. incarnata for $4.99 in the little round pots that are larger than 4" pots. (never thought about what size that is)
imway2dumb
Gordonville, TX
(Zone 7b)

June 4, 2005
1:12 AM

Post #1520105

Would you pick me up 3 of each? I o u $30 + tax, right?
konkreteblond
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 4, 2005
2:58 AM

Post #1520329

Oh wow, you are serious about wanting those white milkweeds! I will do my best. Are you good for it? Do I need to get references?

I have a yellow milkweed coming up! I was totally surprised, but I do think I threw out some of those seeds. It didn't take long for it to grow if it's from one of those. Maybe I'll get lucky and have one of the pink Cinderella ones too. Still waiting for my swampmilkweed to bloom.
imway2dumb
Gordonville, TX
(Zone 7b)

June 4, 2005
1:37 PM

Post #1521140

That yellow must be silky gold?
konkreteblond
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 4, 2005
6:03 PM

Post #1521721

Yes, that's it. I forgot the name last night. Gotta go check and see if it's bloomed yet.
konkreteblond
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 6, 2005
2:26 PM

Post #1525413

I need to confirm info...we are going to Veteran's Park? I have no idea where that is. I think the previous map is for the park with no restrooms.

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 6, 2005
5:38 PM

Post #1525836

Yes we will post a new map with directions for people coming from the north, and from the south, I will get it done today.
Paige, is your husband coming also?

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 6, 2005
9:02 PM

Post #1526329

Here is a recap for the meeting Wednesday, June 8th at ( 5.00 p.m. )

Linda and her Husband
John and his Wife
Mitch his Son and Wife
Paige her Son and Husband
Me and my Husband.

That is 12 people, possibly only 10, if Mich's and Paige's spouses don't come.

Greek Salad------------------Linda
Cheeses---------------------- Josephine
Fruit-----------------------------Josephine
Bread and Crackers-------Mitch
Forks,cups, plates, napkins---Linda
Cookies--------------------------Linda
Ice-----------------------------Josephine and Linda

Everyone bring what they like to drink, that way it will be less complicated.
If someone would like to bring some other easy item, you are welcome to do it,
but please let us know.

We hope that we will have a lovely time and it won't be too hot.
Looking forward to seeing you
Linda and Josephine.





MitchF
Lindsay, OK
(Zone 7a)

June 6, 2005
9:06 PM

Post #1526341

Thanks Linda and Josephine for hosting this. Esther will not be coming but Malachi (my son) will be there. I can not wait bread and crackers gotum ready. Mitch

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 6, 2005
9:41 PM

Post #1526434

Here is the large view of the area.

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 6, 2005
9:42 PM

Post #1526446

Here is a closer view.

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 6, 2005
9:43 PM

Post #1526451

Here is the closest view.

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 6, 2005
9:45 PM

Post #1526456

Hello John, I will attempt to give you very good directions and hope this will help.
Our mobile phone in case you need to call us is-- 817-706-9518
At work--817- 543-2175
COMING FROM THE NORTH.
Take 35W south to Fort Worth
From 35W make a left exit to 30 east, you will be heading toward Dallas.
Go I30 east to loop 820 south, make a right exit.
Go 820 south to Rosedale, exit and make a left onto Rosedale.
You will be going east, Rosedale will shortly change name and become Pioneer Parkway.
Continue on pioneer Parkway into Arlington to Park Springs road and turn right.
Go south on Park Springs to Arkansas Lane, make a left onto Arkansas Lane to Spanish Trail and turn right,
you will be by the park, go past the first entrance and the pond, to the second entrance on the right, that is for the gardens.
We will tour the gardens, and then go to the picnic area, and if we have daylight left, we will go to our
house which is not far, and see the slope and back yard.
We are planning to meet at 5.00 P.m. and eat around 6.00

COMING FROM THE SOUTH.
For those coming from the South, take I20 to Bowen Road, go north on Bowen to Arkansas Lane.
Turn left on Arkansas Lane to Spanish Trail, turn left on Spanish trail and go past the first entrance and the pond
to the second entrance, which is for the gardens, then we will go to the picnic area after we tour the gardens.
I hope this helps everyone. Josephine.
imway2dumb
Gordonville, TX
(Zone 7b)

June 6, 2005
10:14 PM

Post #1526526

We will probably bring a dessert. Cheesecake? I dunno.

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 6, 2005
10:30 PM

Post #1526572

John, if you think the cheesecake will hold up o.ok. I do love it. Josephine.
imway2dumb
Gordonville, TX
(Zone 7b)

June 6, 2005
10:44 PM

Post #1526626

I have a. c. but, will keep an eye on it. Might be have to eat befor we get there!
MitchF
Lindsay, OK
(Zone 7a)

June 6, 2005
11:13 PM

Post #1526713

just stick it in my car and we can wait for them to get back from the nature trip . . . hehehehe and we can watch it yea watch it . . . it might make it . . .
imway2dumb
Gordonville, TX
(Zone 7b)

June 6, 2005
11:16 PM

Post #1526730

LOL
konkreteblond
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 6, 2005
11:25 PM

Post #1526770

My husband will not be coming. I never see him until after 8pm. I'll try to think of something else easy to bring to eat.

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 7, 2005
1:34 PM

Post #1528103

Hello Paige and Mitch, I am sorry that your spouses will not be able to make it, may be another time. Looking forward to seeing you. Josephine.
imway2dumb
Gordonville, TX
(Zone 7b)

June 8, 2005
5:04 PM

Post #1531333

Hi everybody. I am sorry to have to say that Betty and I will not be able to make it today. Betty's doctor told her yesterday that she should not go today but, she did not tell me until now.
konkreteblond
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 8, 2005
5:10 PM

Post #1531356

Oh no, so sorry to hear that John! I hope that she is better soon. I was just going to confirm that you were coming, since I don't need 6 new milkweed plants. Now I don't have an excuse to go to the nusery. LOL

So is everyone else still coming? I'm bringing both my boys and we are heading over to Six Flags after meeting, since we will be in Arlington.
MitchF
Lindsay, OK
(Zone 7a)

June 8, 2005
5:14 PM

Post #1531368

I am heading that with with my son . . . but no sixflags he is a little small yet.
konkreteblond
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 8, 2005
5:19 PM

Post #1531380

I've been taking my younger son since he was about 2. My other son is 13 years older than him, so we would watch him ride some rides and then me and the little one would ride on a few of the baby rides. He got in free until he was 3 or 4 and a certain height. He's had his own season pass now for 3 years and getting more daring all the time. I still ride some of the kiddie rides with him too. I ride the big roller coasters with my other one tho!! We love the Titan! The last time we went alone, we rode it 6 times in a row, 4 on the front car! Now I have to try the last car.

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 8, 2005
5:42 PM

Post #1531447

John and Betty, I am so sorry that you won't be coming! Shoot, we were really looking forward to having you with us.
Well, may be in September when we have the plant swap, we are having it at the same place,
so you will already have the directions.
I hope Betty will be better soon, I will send you the Antelope Horns seed when it dries.
Love, Josephine.

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 8, 2005
5:45 PM

Post #1531453

Yes Paige, we still plan on doing it, no problem. I didn't know that you had another son.
We look forward to metting him too.
Josephine.

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 9, 2005
6:13 PM

Post #1534303

Well Guys, I did hang out, and in the process we ended up getting a lovely sauna bath.
Wow! it was hot and humid, and the Wilscape part of the park has many hills and hollows, all sorrounded by trees. Consequently, there was no breeze and the humidity was very high.
We did see some interesting plants such as Lizard's tail, Sea Oats and Giant Coneflower, but there wasn't a lot blooming at this time. Oh, and Linda's husband spotted a snake in the creek and a crawdad, which we all thought was neat.
Here is the Lizard's Tail plants.

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 9, 2005
6:15 PM

Post #1534309

And the Giant Cone Flowers.

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 9, 2005
6:18 PM

Post #1534322

And the beautiful people, Mich and his son, Linda and her husband, Paige and her son.

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 9, 2005
6:20 PM

Post #1534329

Mitch and his son, that little boy smiled the whole time and was the sweetest.

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 9, 2005
6:22 PM

Post #1534335

Another of the group with me included.

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 9, 2005
6:24 PM

Post #1534341

Paige and her sons in one of the pavillions.

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 9, 2005
6:26 PM

Post #1534343

Linda and her husband.

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 9, 2005
6:28 PM

Post #1534346

Another of the group.

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 9, 2005
6:30 PM

Post #1534352

And another.

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 9, 2005
6:34 PM

Post #1534360

After we toured the wildscape, we drove to the other side of the park to the picnic pavillion and had a lovely light meal of greek salad, which was stupendous, here it is.

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 9, 2005
6:36 PM

Post #1534364

Cheese and fruit, refreshing and delicious.

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 9, 2005
6:38 PM

Post #1534366

And the most wonderful Brownies made by Linda, they were great.

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 9, 2005
6:44 PM

Post #1534383

The picnic pavillion is at the top of a hill, so we had a wonderful breeze to cool us off.
Afterwards we went to my house to see the wildflowers and pick up some plants.
We missed you John and Betty, but may be in September you will be able to make it, and a lot of other people as well.
Josephine.
maggiemoo
Conroe, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 9, 2005
7:53 PM

Post #1534539

What a great group! Mitch, hang on to that young 'un, he's a keeper!
MitchF
Lindsay, OK
(Zone 7a)

June 9, 2005
8:00 PM

Post #1534551

Thanks - we are really blessed. Maybe we can get together again sometime - it was a ton of fun. Mitch
maggiemoo
Conroe, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 9, 2005
8:02 PM

Post #1534554

I hope your next get-together can be a time when I can join you. I have so enjoyed meeting dear friends here at the "south end" of the state, I would love to meet you "northerners." ;->
MitchF
Lindsay, OK
(Zone 7a)

June 9, 2005
8:13 PM

Post #1534571

maggiemoo - you are going to have to get up here, we are meeting again in Sep for sure and who knows between now and then. Mitch

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 9, 2005
8:36 PM

Post #1534622

Mary, I am pretty sure you will be able to come in September, we are having it on a Sunday,
so that will make it easier, it will also be cooler. Josephine.
imway2dumb
Gordonville, TX
(Zone 7b)

June 9, 2005
9:20 PM

Post #1534720

Betty is feeling a little better today. Said she is glad she didn't see that snake!
MitchF
Lindsay, OK
(Zone 7a)

June 9, 2005
9:25 PM

Post #1534728

AH - it was really cute - she would of loved it.
imway2dumb
Gordonville, TX
(Zone 7b)

June 9, 2005
9:34 PM

Post #1534749

She said she doesn't like spiders and snakes and that ain't what it takes to please her! An old Jim Stafford/Dolly Parton song goes something like that. :-)

John
sugarfoot
Granbury, TX
(Zone 7b)

June 9, 2005
9:37 PM

Post #1534753

Great pictures, Josephine. Thanks for posting them. Lou and I enjoyed meeting Mitch and Malichi and Paige and Brian and Griffin for the first time and seeing Josephine and Frank again. The tour of the park was great although it does demonstrate how hard it is to keep a volunteer project going. We especially enjoyed seeing Josephine and Frank's gardens. Wow!!! What an inspiration to us all. And I'm so grateful for your generosity, Josephine. My hillside is going to take a giant leap forward when I get everything planted.

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 9, 2005
9:45 PM

Post #1534774

You are welcome Linda, we had a great time too, and thank you for listing all the names, I am so bad about that, I barely remember mine.
Thank God I do remember other things, or I would be in big trouble.
MitchF
Lindsay, OK
(Zone 7a)

June 9, 2005
9:47 PM

Post #1534778

Doesnt Josephine just give and give and give? Such a wonderful lady - you are racking up points up where it counts. My yard to owes a hugh thanks to this wonderful lady. Mitch

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 9, 2005
10:06 PM

Post #1534826

Mitch, you are so kind, I happen to think that God put us here to care for each other and to learn from each other. Beleive me I get as much from giving as the one receiving, it gives me so much joy. Sharing is a wonderful thing, that is why our Moms taught it to us early in life.
MitchF
Lindsay, OK
(Zone 7a)

June 9, 2005
10:14 PM

Post #1534850

I can only speak the truth - you have really touched several of us with your wonderful gifts of plants. If there were more people like you the world would be such a better place to live in. Now off to work on the far bed... now called the pecan bed . . . hehehe
imway2dumb
Gordonville, TX
(Zone 7b)

June 9, 2005
10:18 PM

Post #1534856

I agree.
maggiemoo
Conroe, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 10, 2005
3:08 AM

Post #1535555

I'm so happy to hear the Sept gathering will be on a Sunday! Be sure to let me know when you set the date, so I can set the time aside.

A bunch of us down "thisaway" are meeting in San Antonio on Sat, June 18th, to check out a couple of nurseries and visit with each other. Kind of a "mini-roundup".
MitchF
Lindsay, OK
(Zone 7a)

June 10, 2005
3:10 AM

Post #1535563

We did -


Veterans Park Arlington TX Sep 25 starting at 11 am Post here if you are coming and any plants you might have for trade.

We are in the Roundup, just look for Dallas Plant Trade
maggiemoo
Conroe, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 10, 2005
3:12 AM

Post #1535574

Thanks Mitch! Will do!
MitchF
Lindsay, OK
(Zone 7a)

June 10, 2005
3:19 AM

Post #1535589

Hey I try to stay on top of things ... do what I can. Hey I am going to have a ton of Iris at the end of June (i know bad time to plant long story short developers are going to rack it all over and I ask and gained permits to go on and gather) I do not have room for all the Iris if you are interested I would love to share with yall local folk - - and maggie if ya want some let me know and I will stick them back. They are all mixed up purples and yellows no white that I saw but they were not all in bloom.
konkreteblond
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 12, 2005
3:20 AM

Post #1540425

It was nice getting together with y'all last week! Putting names with faces is nice. I'm sorry I missed going to Josephine's house. I have been wanting to go back and see that slope! Hopefully I'll be able to do that to a slope in my yard. I've already planted a few buttercups, thanks to Josephine. I hope it's cooler the next time we do it!
Mitch, you are very lucky to have such a happy little fellow!
MitchF
Lindsay, OK
(Zone 7a)

June 12, 2005
3:29 AM

Post #1540443

Thanks we know we are really blessed with this little one. They told us we would not bring him home more then once and here he is happy no heath issues and going 90 to nothing.. your boys were great I hope Malachi grows up to be polite and well mannored like them.
konkreteblond
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 12, 2005
4:34 AM

Post #1540601

I wish mine was as easy going! I threatened a lot on the way. LOL
MitchF
Lindsay, OK
(Zone 7a)

June 12, 2005
3:13 PM

Post #1541359

What ever you did it worked!
trunnels
Plano, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 12, 2005
8:22 PM

Post #1542165

Just got back in town and really enjoyed seeing pictures of all of you. :-)

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frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 12, 2005
8:26 PM

Post #1542174

Thank you Terrie, wish you had been with us, but may be in September.
trunnels
Plano, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 12, 2005
8:28 PM

Post #1542177

I am planning on it!

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 12, 2005
9:01 PM

Post #1542237

Wonderful! we'll talk about it more as it gets closer.

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