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2 – From left to right, Kip (kipper2)drove Amelia (his friend, and soon-to-be new DG member!), Veronica (bettydee) and me (Maggiemoo, behind the camera), and we got there a little before everyone else. Notice Kip planned ahead – he brought empty boxes to carry our purchases!
6 – We were so honored to meet Dave. Yes, The Dave! What a nice guy. Thanks again for the gift of Dave’s Garden, it is such a source of encouragement, an exchange of knowledge, and I have made some very good friends here!
15 – Susie (calalily) caught up with us, it took a little longer to drive all the way from Bayview (!!!) than they thought. Man, that was a long drive for you, but I’m so glad you made it. It was so great to meet you and your family! (Everyone, look at her vintage Dave’s Garden t-shirt! Only a handful are know to exist!)
17 – A rather poor picture of a dwarf Pomegranate. The blooms are so pretty, and Veronica says the fruit is out in time for Christmas, almost looks like Cristmas ornaments. I bet this would make a nice container plant!
21 – After lunch we made a hilarious trip (it’s along story) to Rainbow Garden nursery on Bandera. I didn’t get a pic of the sign, but I was surprised to see that there are yellow Rock Roses! Has anyone else ever heard of them?
27- Rainbow Garden has a huge place in the back where they are in the middle of building some serious theme gardens – butterfly, fragrance, water, etc. This is a nursery I want to go back to again and again, and as these new gardens are completed, it will be even more fun!
Thanks for sharing the photos, Maggie. You did a great job. We can look back at them with fond memories. The yellow rock rose is Pavonia (Pavonia spinifex). Or it could be Pavonia praemorsa if it changes color from yellow to apricot to an orangish red by the end of the day.
The one with the "huge bloom" is princess flower which is a Tibouchina, but I don't know which one it is. Did I give someone a small princess flower? ... the heat has muddled my brain.
30 – I meant to take pictures of all these signs, but this all I got. Rainbow Gardens is a fun place, and they know Hazel well. They were very friendly and helpful, no doubt due to our Dave’s Garden t-shirts, which identified us as friends of Hazel’s!
LOL!! Kip e-mailed me earlier, Amelia called him this morning, she discovered that she has two of my plants! I just talked to her, wonder if I would ever have noticed they were missing?!
I told Amelia to be sure and post on this Forum that she's here, so we can greet her properly. She said she will probably use Amelia as her username. I'm glad she's joining, she's a really neat person!
Maggie, mine have grown very quickly and 2 blooms have just now opened. You are welcome.
Mary Lee, I am glad yours is doing well. It should start blooming any time now. Usually mine bloom during the last part of June. Did you like the blooms on the Brazilian plume? I just love them. As the plant grows larger, the blooms will increase in size. After the bloom fades, pinch it off or clip it off right at the base if you have time. It will make new blooms at the place where the old bloom was fairly quickly if you do this.
Hiya drdon! ;-) Yes, we did have a wonderful time. DG folks seem to be the best! You and Pam can come to our next Nursery Date in Austin, or try for the one in Houston! lol
Mary Lee, oh yes, I sure did shop! The two plants that went home with Amelia are a scullcap, but they look different from the pink scullcap. The flowers are a very deep, bright pink, and the habit seems (to me, at least) a little looser, open. I also got a salvia that seemes to be a trailing type. Susie, what is the name of that one? You bought one too (of course, you bought almost all of the salvias, lol!) Oh, here's the name - salvia chionophylla "Quicksilver". I also bought a couple of 4" variegated fig ivy. Even though this wasn't a plant swap, you know you can't stop DG people. Donna brought me some bat face cuphea rootings, Hazel brought me a princess flower and a cosmos sulphureus, and Dave gave me a corkscrew vine!!
Maggie, that reminds me ... I forgot to thank Donna for the bat face cuphea rootings and the ponytail palm. Thanks, Donna. Shoot, I wish y'all had been able to stay longer and had more room in your vehicles. I have a lot of plants that need thinned and y'all could have just dug up a bunch in my yard! On second thought ... it was so hot, this would not have been a good idea.
Susie, if you are coming back to go to Sea World let me know. I live about 5 minutes from it. I could give you the crepe myrtle cutting then if this is the one you and your husband wanted? http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/38007/index.html
I have others which have rooted or have sprouted in containers, but I don't know which ones they are since I have several types and the containers have been moved around a lot. I usually just throw them away.
I didn't set out to collect them, but I seem to pick up more and more. They're just so pretty!(Guess I'll need to buy some more land to plant eveything!) Susie (calalily) is the real salvia collector. She not only bought a bunch, but she talked one of the employees into getting cuttings for her of some salvias they had in the garden (but didn't have any for sale)!! What a woman!!
Hope you make the Austin one, Mitch! I was behind the camera in all these pics. At least you can see that Rainbow Gardens is truly a neat nursery to visit when you go to San Antonio. When are you going?
Donna claims to have pictures I may want to pay her to destroy, we'll see. :-)
I will be down there the end of July, it is going to be hot. I have had good luck with Buecys (sp?) Flea Market right on the North side of San Ann so will hit there and Htop is getting me directions on how to get to the Rainbow right on 35. I still am not sure if I will be there Fri and Sat, or Fri Sat Sun, or maybe just Fri.. Will be there for some training so hae to wait on them to let me know! LOL...
6) After being at Rainbow nursery for a while Kip and Amelia, ever the voice of reason in the heat, find a wonderfully cool spot to veg a while. Wasn't it sweet of Kip to indure my photographing them? Thank you, Kip, for letting me love you. ;->
drdon, it is great that you stopped by to visit our Texas Gardening Forum. If you are ever out our way in person let us know.
Mitch, be sure to let me know when you do come to San Antonio. Maybe I could come by the nursery when you are visiting and be able to meet you in person if you want.
The people working at the Rainbow Gardens Nursery are so very nice. Dan gave me one of the plants that he had at his apartment and I also received a beautiful blooming bromeliad from another employee. But, I have never asked for cuttings ... Susie has given me an idea now. :o)
Donna... you still got me. Not a single picture of my good side. Oh yeah, I don't have one! :-(
Hazel, I saw some Crocosmia "lucifer" in bloom on HGTV late Sat night. Beautiful! Why didn't I gt one from you? (Can you bring a bulb to the Nov RU?) That was the show I saw that said they should be in partial shade, and they were talking about England!
Maggie, I have some bulbs I bought at Rainbow Gardns that I never planted because I didn't quite know if they needed full sun or partial shade. I had read on the labelling "full sun", but as you know a lot of times that means filtered sun or partial shade here. At Rainbow Gardens the little sign they had by the 'Lucifer' stated partial shade, but the container directions said full sun. I don't know if the bulbs are any good anymore because they sprouted and then shriveled up because I didn't plant them. The actual plants I bought at Rainbow have not bloomed for me yet. I can mail you some bulbs and you can see if they sprout if you want them now.
OH MY! You guys had such a blast, and I am so sorry I could not make it. I hope the next one is on a weekend that I don't hve to work. I work the 1st, 3rd, and 5th weekends. And in Nov. I will be returning from the RU in Chili on the 1st weekend, so I have to work the 2nd and 3rd weekends, so I will miss that RU too!! Dratz!!. I will keep watching for the get togethers, and I am starting cuttings etc. in case I do get to visit with any of you. All the pictures of DGers and plants are great. Glad you all had so much fun WITHOUT Me!! LOL SEEYA, Margie
Htop - it is going to be the last weekend in July - I know I will Fri afternoon to head around and Sat early morning. My parents might come up to take Chi (my son) for a few days. They have only gotten to see him three times in the two years of his life so they might make it up on Sat morning. So I will most likly be hitting the garden centers Fri afternoon. I would love to meet up - een if the heat might kill us!
Okay, 75154...you're so going to either frown or laugh at me! I--for gosh knows why--had you pictured in my mind as an elderly'ish man! Good grief! [embarrassed]
I have a 2 yr. old too, so we MUST get together and visit The Greenery (or any of your local greenhouses) sometime! We'll have something in common, "Oh, how lovely! No! Don't HURT the pretty plant!" lol
Hazel, I didn't ask for the cuttings, he offered them and of course I couldn't turn him down! Now, if I could just remember what he said they were. Ya know that picture of me and you thought I was telling Kip a big story, well, that's probably one of the times I lost my little cart full of mine and Maggie's flowers and I was trying to remember where it was! I think I was probably saying "I KNOW I left it here somewhere" lol.
Susie, I meant to tell you yesterday how much I admire you for potting up the plants yesterday. My personal goal yesterday was to not sweat! I managed to get everything watered, but it took all day. At least I accomplished my goal of not sweating! (The only thing I've really accomplished this year.)
I wish I could say I didn't sweat yesterday! It was hot as blue blazes out there, but at least I picked a shady spot to work.
I still have about half a dozen plants(not counting the 6-pack of vinca) to transplant plus that tapioca tree is going to need a bigger pot pretty soon.
[mortified]...it is funny, maggiemoo! I get this picture in my mind, and voila! see/read who the person actually is! Like I said above about Dave...used to imagine him as a professor-like older guy, with the beard and spectacles. Ok, and he looks like a teenager! Not that I'm not...;-)
And, yes, 75154..."Don't eat that! I don't care what your brother 'said!'" Oh, and the greenhouse water puddles...I especially love those on the days when they're all wearing their NEW shoes. Stomp, splash and muck around. I usually buy MORE plants on those days to cheer myself.
Yes I am a guy - young and I teach school so all summer I take care of my son Chi... ot can really make going to look at plants fun. Standing in the middle of the best plants and pop! here we go looking for the bathroom to change him for the unknown number of times... ahh and then you find that one plant and in the car on the way home he brakes the whole top of it or tips it over... to much fun...
South of Dallas on I35, I am on the Dallas Co side of the Dallas/Ellis county line four blocks down and you are in Ellis County. So Waco is closer to me then Denton - they are both still just over 60 min away.
Susie, sorry I assumed you asked for cuttings. Wow, he offered you cuttings ... what a great guy. He has always been very helpful when I have chatted with him. I'll go over there this week sometime and ask him what they were. I am sure he will remember.
It was so funny when I finally arrived. The manager saw me come in and she hurried over to tell me that a bunch of my Dave's Garden friends were over by the native plants. She was so happy y'all came to visit and y'all were the highlight of their day. Usually, it is very crowded on Saturday. She said that the number of customers dwindled by 1:00 due to the excessive heat. We were wilting in the heat, but at least it wasn't crowded and they were able to answer questions and provide assistance to everyone. BTW, I have lost my cart so many times ... I wander around looking for it pretending I'm looking at plants so nobody realizes I'm hunting for it.
Mitch, I hope I'll be able to meet you when you come to San Antonio. Chi is so cute and what a wonderful photo of him. Two year olds are such fun (right, MKJ?) and they make life an adventure. I am a retired teacher and always looked forward to Spring Break and the summer so I could work in the yard all day.
Margie, we miss you. Maybe some day we will meet again ...
HotnSpicy, I am looking forward to meeting you.
Donna, thanks for posting the great photos.
Vossner, if I can make the Houston tour, I'll be so happy to meet you. I laughed when I read you comment above.
We're trying to get it to spread to the rest of DG as well. It's a great way to meet each other throughout the year, as well as to discover some really good nurseries! Lots of people aren't able to make RoundUps, and they usually have only one chance a year to do that. The RoundUps will be like homecomings!
Donna, copied from another thread :
Donna, I think that the plant you were describing as having small (1 to 1.5 inches) yellowish blooms that I had given you at the Central Texas Roundup might be this one. You thought it was an abutillon. I just planted one of my rooted cuttings and said to myself ... I bet this is the Donna was talking about. I begged for cuttings from the mother plant at the San Antonio Botanical Garden because I had never seen this plant before. It is difficult to find. I have only seen it grow to about 2 feet tall and 2.5 feet in width and sort of rambles a bit. It seems to prefer filtered sun here or better yet morning sun and afternoon shade. It appears to need some sun to produce blooms. They had it growing under an oak tree.Mine just started blooming. It likes our hot weather and is late coming up in the spring. Is this it?
Chinese Violet (Asystasia gangetica) http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/55915/index.html
Wow, I'm sure glad we have such good historians for our group. That was a very well documented trip. I'm even more excited about the Austin trip now. We definitely need to schedule another SA trip in Sept or Oct when it's cooler. I don't know what other people schedules look like, but my busiest weekend of the year is the second weekend of October. Pretty much any other time is great.
YES YES!! The Queen of Dirtland hereby decrees the deletion of the month of August, and the addition of the 2nd month of October. This petition by Vossner makes her the officially appointed Potentate Delux of October 2nd Month, with all the duties and rewards of that esteemed position. Say one, Say All?
So I can stay 25 for good? the only issue there is why and how can I retire if I stay 25? There are a few kinks here... guess I might have to move mine... got to think about this one want to space it out to give my family time to get the good gifts...
My son was born in August. If there is no more August then he won't get past 24. It might not be so bad not being able to retire if you can stay 24 as long as you also feel 24. I felt pretty good at 24.
You know the 'Tricolor' sweet potato vine we went in halves on at Milburger's? It has roots! When it lost all it's leaves on Monday I wasn't too sure it was going to make it, but yesterday I noticed it has a whole slew of roots just below the water line. [doing the happy dance]
I have some of that sweet potato vine, took three cuttings and they got roots in no time! Mine is in full sun. I think I read it can take shade also, but does not get as good color. Hazel, if you don't have it any more, please, please, may I root some for you? :-)
Remember I mentioned the dwarf pomegranate that Veronica and I saw at Milbergers (pic #17)? I was so impressed by it, that I bought one yesterday at The Arbor Gate (my favorite nursery) in Tomball. It was in a gallon container, now I just have to figure out which container to plant it in and where to put it. I noticed Hazel has pictures of it posted on PlantFiles.
Does that potato vine reseed? I wouldn't want to put it in the ground, but in a pot I think it would be great. How big of a trellis would it need? I guess I could hang it in a basket, but I'm kind of running out of places to hang plants. I guess it would have to go in the greenhouse for the winter?
Maggie, if it wouldn't be too much trouble, I would like to have another tricolor potato vine. I love dwarf pomegranates. My Mother has one in her yard that has been there for 40 years. I had purchased what were labelled dwarf pomegranate bushes many years ago, but they grew as tall as telephone poles.
Mary Lee, my potato vine never bloomed, but it made new tubers. I would look great in a container or in a hanging basket as well as in the ground. In the ground, it grows much larger and becomes a wonderful large ground cover that might take over the flowerbed because of its new tuber production. It forms its root tubers on adventitious roots in the upper soil. If using a trellis, I am only guessing that it should be at least 5 feet tall. It does not have tendrils with which to attach itself.
Kip, the bird bath looks great. This was a wonderful find. Thanks for showing us how it looks after you "planted" it. If it sprouts roots and forms other baby birdbaths, I want one, please.
Hazel, you've got it! I will have the variegated potato vine for you. Did I read that you're going to the Austin Nursery Date? If so, I'll bring it to you then. Hope to have a rooted dwarf pomegranate for you at the Nov RU.
Maggie, thanks. I visited Rainbow Gardens today. There was a completely different set of staff than was there on our visit. One of them said to the other as I meandered around trying to find the IDs for several plants for Susie, "There's the Dave's Garden lady. She came last week with a group of Dave's Gardeners from all over." I guess the news had spread that we were there. :o) Just wanted to let you know that you are all now famous, as well as Dave's Garden, at Rainbow Gardens on Bandera Road. :o)