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maggiemoo
Conroe, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 19, 2005
10:00 PM

Post #1560398

We had a great time, now here are the pics! Anybody else who has pics, just add them on. (Give me a little time, I have 32 to post!)

1 – It all started at Milberger’s Nursery.
maggiemoo
Conroe, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 19, 2005
10:01 PM

Post #1560402

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!
maggiemoo
Conroe, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 19, 2005
10:02 PM

Post #1560404

3 – LOTS of pots! And these are just the ones you see before you even go in!
maggiemoo
Conroe, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 19, 2005
10:03 PM

Post #1560405

4 – Hazel (htop)!! It’s always good to see this Uber. She’s not just an Uber gardener, but an Uber lady as well! (Kip looks on, wistfully)
maggiemoo
Conroe, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 19, 2005
10:03 PM

Post #1560407

5 – Kip and Hazel.
maggiemoo
Conroe, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 19, 2005
10:05 PM

Post #1560411

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!
maggiemoo
Conroe, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 19, 2005
10:06 PM

Post #1560414

7 – Dave and Kip. I could have sworn I got a picture of George (jorje) and his sweet daughter, but it’s nowhere to be found. Does anyone else have a pic?
maggiemoo
Conroe, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 19, 2005
10:06 PM

Post #1560415

8 – Donna (dstartz). She’s determined that I won’t get a picture with her mouth wide open. Her DIL handpainted the DG logo on her t-shirt!!
maggiemoo
Conroe, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 19, 2005
10:07 PM

Post #1560419

9 – Amelia and Veronica, apparently considering the merits of a plant.
maggiemoo
Conroe, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 19, 2005
10:08 PM

Post #1560421

10 – Acalpha Wilkesiana, “Copperleaf”
maggiemoo
Conroe, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 19, 2005
10:09 PM

Post #1560425

11 – Pride of Barbados flowers.
maggiemoo
Conroe, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 19, 2005
10:12 PM

Post #1560431

12 – Pride of Barbados plant. Trois sent me some seeds last week, I’m eager to see it grow!
maggiemoo
Conroe, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 19, 2005
10:14 PM

Post #1560434

13 – Hazel, Dave, Donna & Veronica, shooting the breeze.
maggiemoo
Conroe, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 19, 2005
10:15 PM

Post #1560437

14 – Donna, still tight-lipped (darn the bad luck!) ;-) (What’s she winking at?)
maggiemoo
Conroe, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 19, 2005
10:16 PM

Post #1560438

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!)
maggiemoo
Conroe, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 19, 2005
10:17 PM

Post #1560440

16 – Phanicks Plox. Fragrant, and the stems are strong enough to stay upright. A beautiful plant, and it re-seeds.
maggiemoo
Conroe, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 19, 2005
10:18 PM

Post #1560444

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!
maggiemoo
Conroe, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 19, 2005
10:19 PM

Post #1560447

18 – Wow! Look at the size of this flower! Veronica, do you remember what it is? I took a picture of the tag, but it’s too blurry to read.
maggiemoo
Conroe, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 19, 2005
10:20 PM

Post #1560449

19 – We stopped for lunch at a nearby Mexican restaurant (forgot to get the name) before heading on to the next nursery. Dave had gone home, and he and Trish caught up with us there.
maggiemoo
Conroe, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 19, 2005
10:21 PM

Post #1560451

20- I wasn’t try to act like paparazzi, but how often do we get a chance to take pics of Dave & Trish? Hey Trish, where’s your Dave’s Garden t-shirt? :-)
maggiemoo
Conroe, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 19, 2005
10:22 PM

Post #1560458

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?


This message was edited Jun 19, 2005 6:12 PM
maggiemoo
Conroe, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 19, 2005
10:24 PM

Post #1560464

22- Oh my, this coral bean is fantastic in person!
maggiemoo
Conroe, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 19, 2005
10:25 PM

Post #1560466

23 – Huge hibiscus! Donna poses with her cold Starbucks drink.
maggiemoo
Conroe, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 19, 2005
10:25 PM

Post #1560470

24 – Kip, in one his rare serious moments. He and Amelia were smart. They stayed in the shade as much as possible, and walked through sprinklers or under misters whenever they could.
maggiemoo
Conroe, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 19, 2005
10:28 PM

Post #1560477

25 – Susie and her daughter (I can’t remember her name, sorry!), and her daughter’s friend looking on.
mkjones
Aurora, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 19, 2005
10:30 PM

Post #1560479

COOL photos, maggiemoo!!! Great to actually "see" some of you! =) And, wow, Dave's, like, 12!! ;-)

Nice to see everyone, thanks for taking & posting pics for the rest of us!!

MKJ/Kathleen
maggiemoo
Conroe, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 19, 2005
10:31 PM

Post #1560482

26 – Evey time I clicked off a pic, Susie had just turned her head! Susie’s daughter and friend, mugging for the camera.
maggiemoo
Conroe, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 19, 2005
10:44 PM

Post #1560505

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!
maggiemoo
Conroe, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 19, 2005
10:44 PM

Post #1560507

28 – Passiflora
maggiemoo
Conroe, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 19, 2005
10:46 PM

Post #1560511

29 – Hmmm… Kip found a new species of “Passi”….fier?
htop
San Antonio, TX
(Zone 8b)


June 19, 2005
10:49 PM

Post #1560517

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.

This message was edited Jun 19, 2005 5:55 PM
maggiemoo
Conroe, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 19, 2005
10:50 PM

Post #1560520

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!
maggiemoo
Conroe, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 19, 2005
10:50 PM

Post #1560521

31 – It was finally time to go. I never did get a pitcure of Donna with her mouth wide open, but at least I got this glam shot of Kip loading up the van! Woohoo! Look at those legs! ;-)
maggiemoo
Conroe, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 19, 2005
10:50 PM

Post #1560522

32 – Amelia is thinking the same thing we all are, “Where am I going to put all of this?” But like the true gardeners we are, we’ll all find someplace for our finds!
dstartz
Deep South Texas, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 19, 2005
10:57 PM

Post #1560536

Maggie was threatened with pictures from my stash of yesterday if one of me with open mouth appeared. I see my poker bluff worked ;->

Thanks, Maggie, for all the great pictures and the even better time you made yesterday!

Folks, if you ever get the chance to spend time with any of these folks do yourself a huge favor and take it!!
maggiemoo
Conroe, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 19, 2005
11:17 PM

Post #1560565

Hazel, yes, you gave me a small princess flower. Will it someday be a huge princess flower like that? Thanks for the cosmos, also!
maggiemoo
Conroe, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 20, 2005
12:40 AM

Post #1560694

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!
silverfluter
Fredericksburg, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 20, 2005
12:49 AM

Post #1560723

htop, you gave me a princess flower also. It's doing very well, although it hasn't bloomed. My brazilian plume has bloomed though.

Maggiemoo, thanks for the pictures. I knew you would do a good job. Did you have any time to shop?

What did you guys buy?
drdon
Temecula, CA
(Zone 8b)

June 20, 2005
12:49 AM

Post #1560725

Great pics!

Looks like you guys all had a great time.
htop
San Antonio, TX
(Zone 8b)


June 20, 2005
1:00 AM

Post #1560766

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.

This is a closeup of the one I gave you two. Check out the other photos of it.
http://davesgarden.com/pf/showimage/50120/

This message was edited Jun 19, 2005 8:02 PM
maggiemoo
Conroe, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 20, 2005
1:29 AM

Post #1560835

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!!
htop
San Antonio, TX
(Zone 8b)


June 20, 2005
1:47 AM

Post #1560871

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.
drdon
Temecula, CA
(Zone 8b)

June 20, 2005
1:54 AM

Post #1560880

woohooo, Californyins invited to Texas...woohoo reprised! Wow maggiemoo, it sounds like you scored, nice list of aquisitions!

Are you collecting Salvias maggiemoo?
maggiemoo
Conroe, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 20, 2005
2:20 AM

Post #1560950

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!!
MitchF
Lindsay, OK
(Zone 7a)

June 20, 2005
2:22 AM

Post #1560954

so maggie - where is your photo? I wish this one was closer I would of had a blast! Still crossing my fingers about Austin...
maggiemoo
Conroe, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 20, 2005
2:45 AM

Post #1561016

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. :-)
MitchF
Lindsay, OK
(Zone 7a)

June 20, 2005
2:48 AM

Post #1561026

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

June 20, 2005
3:15 AM

Post #1561108

Oh, I just remembered, I also got a pink Indigo Bush! See, if Amelia hadn't 'fessed up, I would never have known...
dstartz
Deep South Texas, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 20, 2005
5:56 AM

Post #1561438

I also have a pink Indigo Bush and a sunset hyssop (Thank you, maggie!) and some other stuff I will list when my brain isn't dead.

Right now I'm going to start posting my pictures. And not to worry, Buffy, as long as the pictures are closed mouth nothing leaves my camera that's not flattering to you. ;->

1) This is Jorge and his daughter at Milburgers. Although the quality of this photo is lousy the subject matter is precious.
dstartz
Deep South Texas, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 20, 2005
6:00 AM

Post #1561440

2) While Maggiemoo and Bettydee are deep in discussion at Milburger's, Amelia and Kip are busy finding more plants.
dstartz
Deep South Texas, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 20, 2005
6:03 AM

Post #1561442

3) Calalily showed and the group was complete!

(L to R Calalily, Htop, Maggiemoo, Dave, Bettydee)
dstartz
Deep South Texas, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 20, 2005
6:08 AM

Post #1561449

4) I wish this was the photo I took at lunch, but it just doesn't do justice to the group. So here 's Kip, Trish, Mary and Amelia waitng in the parking lot for Dave to return from a quick trip home.
dstartz
Deep South Texas, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 20, 2005
6:10 AM

Post #1561450

5) Here are Susie and her husband surveying the damage from Milburger's.
dstartz
Deep South Texas, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 20, 2005
6:15 AM

Post #1561452

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. ;->
dstartz
Deep South Texas, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 20, 2005
6:17 AM

Post #1561454

7) Kip is truly a man of many talents.
dstartz
Deep South Texas, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 20, 2005
6:19 AM

Post #1561457

8) Next Kip and Amelia are regaled with a story by Susie. Did I mention they really did have the best seat in the place?
dstartz
Deep South Texas, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 20, 2005
6:22 AM

Post #1561458

9) With heat being more than most of us can bear Mary and Veronica head inside and visit next to the water cooler. Very smart ladies, these two!!!
dstartz
Deep South Texas, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 20, 2005
6:25 AM

Post #1561461

10) You would think that we all had more than enough plants by now, but when Hazel returned with plants from her place we all rushed to see what she had brought us!

BTW Hazel, thank you again for the cosmos and the diet Coke!!!
dstartz
Deep South Texas, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 20, 2005
6:33 AM

Post #1561464

11) As the day winds down the Houston bunch loads up their treasures so they can start their journey home. (That's Buffy producing #31 above ;-> )
dstartz
Deep South Texas, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 20, 2005
6:37 AM

Post #1561466

12) Here is the unsinkable Miss Hazel making sure everyone has their drink and the plants they wanted. (That's a bag of ice under the tray of plants. 1st class all the way!!)
dstartz
Deep South Texas, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 20, 2005
6:40 AM

Post #1561469

14) Bye, y'all!



Hey, Kip, are we there yet? ;->
vossner
Richmond, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 20, 2005
9:57 AM

Post #1561543

OMG you guys had a blast!!!!! Wish I could go to the Austin one (can't) will not miss houston for the world. But please let's make it when it's cooler. I will simply die in this heat.

The pictures are fantatic, everyone.
HotnSpicy
Kerrville, TX

June 20, 2005
12:05 PM

Post #1561654

Great pictures...I just loved seeing the group...I too am determined to show up for one of the trips.
Calalily
Deep South Coastal, TX
(Zone 10a)

June 20, 2005
1:00 PM

Post #1561768

Hazel was a lifesaver! When she went home to get plants she brought cold drinks back for everyone.
htop
San Antonio, TX
(Zone 8b)


June 20, 2005
2:07 PM

Post #1561878

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)
maggiemoo
Conroe, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 20, 2005
3:03 PM

Post #1561990

Mitch, you ought to check out some of the nurseries along I-10 in San Antonio that JoT (new member) recommended for succulents: http://davesgarden.com/forums/t/522178/

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!



This message was edited Jun 20, 2005 10:06 AM
htop
San Antonio, TX
(Zone 8b)


June 20, 2005
3:26 PM

Post #1562048

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.
maggiemoo
Conroe, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 20, 2005
4:08 PM

Post #1562151

Hazel, if you don't mind, I'd like to try. I've killed so many things it almost doesn't hurt any more. :-) Can I send you something to mail them in? SASE or the like?
loudigger
San Antonio, TX
(Zone 8b)

June 20, 2005
4:47 PM

Post #1562256

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
San Antonio, TX
(Zone 8b)


June 20, 2005
4:47 PM

Post #1562258

Just email your address to me and I'll send you some.
MitchF
Lindsay, OK
(Zone 7a)

June 20, 2005
5:03 PM

Post #1562315

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!
mkjones
Aurora, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 20, 2005
5:23 PM

Post #1562387

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

MKJ
MitchF
Lindsay, OK
(Zone 7a)

June 20, 2005
5:26 PM

Post #1562392

LOL - nope I am only 25
MitchF
Lindsay, OK
(Zone 7a)

June 20, 2005
5:26 PM

Post #1562395

oh and you forgot - dont eat that!
maggiemoo
Conroe, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 20, 2005
5:48 PM

Post #1562470

He's not elderly-ish, but he is a man! (You are, aren't you, Mitch?)

Isn't that funny how we percieve each other through the keyboard? I know most people think I am about 21 yrs old, tall and slender... NOT!! :-)
Calalily
Deep South Coastal, TX
(Zone 10a)

June 20, 2005
6:56 PM

Post #1562686

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.
maggiemoo
Conroe, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 20, 2005
7:15 PM

Post #1562736

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

June 20, 2005
7:28 PM

Post #1562767

Margie,

Know that youwere with us in spirit as I thought of you often while at Milburger's and then when we were at Rainbow Gardens. I missed having you to visit with.

The Austin get together is the3rd weekend in July. Double Dratz!!!! Will we never see you again!??!?!

Maybe Houston?
dstartz
Deep South Texas, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 20, 2005
7:31 PM

Post #1562769

Maggie,

You are perfect just as you are. Personally, I wouldn't change a thing!
Calalily
Deep South Coastal, TX
(Zone 10a)

June 20, 2005
7:59 PM

Post #1562817

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.
mkjones
Aurora, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 20, 2005
8:01 PM

Post #1562824

[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.

=) Kathleen
MitchF
Lindsay, OK
(Zone 7a)

June 20, 2005
8:12 PM

Post #1562855

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...
vossner
Richmond, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 20, 2005
8:16 PM

Post #1562869

oh mitch with all the reading about how young you are, for a second I thought this was YOUR pix and I was saying to myself, WOW THAT IS ONE PRECOCIOUS GARDENER!!!! lol hee hee ha ha
MitchF
Lindsay, OK
(Zone 7a)

June 20, 2005
8:20 PM

Post #1562880

LOL - I am not that young...
vossner
Richmond, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 20, 2005
8:23 PM

Post #1562890

where is red oak in relation to Dallas, is it like towards denton?
MitchF
Lindsay, OK
(Zone 7a)

June 20, 2005
8:26 PM

Post #1562895

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.
htop
San Antonio, TX
(Zone 8b)


June 20, 2005
8:55 PM

Post #1562966

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.
vossner
Richmond, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 20, 2005
9:00 PM

Post #1562980

what have you guys started?? On another thread now there is talk about a Dallas nursery date. This activity is spreading like wildfire!
maggiemoo
Conroe, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 20, 2005
9:06 PM

Post #1562992

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!
MitchF
Lindsay, OK
(Zone 7a)

June 20, 2005
9:07 PM

Post #1562996

Why not - got to love looking at and getting plants together! Anyway half of the fun of plants is the people you meet right?
htop
San Antonio, TX
(Zone 8b)


June 20, 2005
9:14 PM

Post #1563009

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
silverfluter
Fredericksburg, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 21, 2005
12:26 AM

Post #1563424

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.
vossner
Richmond, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 21, 2005
12:40 AM

Post #1563470

I have a suggestion: Why don't we do away with August, and just add another October to the calendar? Anybody with me on that one? Who do we need to see about this?
silverfluter
Fredericksburg, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 21, 2005
12:51 AM

Post #1563499

I don't know, but I sure would back you up on that arguement. Or should I say idea. I don't think there would be much arguement.
dstartz
Deep South Texas, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 21, 2005
1:52 AM

Post #1563665

I'm out for Oct. I hope to be able to spend a couple weeks ballooning this year, driving cross country as chase crew for the America's Challenge http://aibf.org/Gas/Races/americaschallenge.php .

Hazel, You're absolutely right;, it is a Chinese Violet. Thanks!


Typos... sigh

This message was edited Jun 20, 2005 8:53 PM
maggiemoo
Conroe, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 21, 2005
2:40 AM

Post #1563794

But Donna, if we have two Octobers, you'll have one month (combined) free!

I vote we replace August with October! Hip, hip, hooray!! (Good thinking, vossner!)
dstartz
Deep South Texas, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 21, 2005
5:03 AM

Post #1564119

But what about my birthday!?!?!? It's in August!!!
maggiemoo
Conroe, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 21, 2005
5:05 AM

Post #1564122

You get a new birthday, of your own choosing. I have five (or is it seven) family b-days in August, would rather they spread them out a little!
dstartz
Deep South Texas, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 21, 2005
5:09 AM

Post #1564125

Do I get to pick a new year, too?
maggiemoo
Conroe, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 21, 2005
12:18 PM

Post #1564441

Submit it to the committee for approval. ;-)
loudigger
San Antonio, TX
(Zone 8b)

June 21, 2005
7:13 PM

Post #1565313

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?
maggiemoo
Conroe, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 21, 2005
7:14 PM

Post #1565317

Aye!
vossner
Richmond, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 21, 2005
7:14 PM

Post #1565319

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

June 21, 2005
7:53 PM

Post #1565415

I need to petition for a new birthday too or can I just stay this age and not have anymore?
Calalily
Deep South Coastal, TX
(Zone 10a)

June 21, 2005
7:54 PM

Post #1565416

I keep forgetting to say that the girl with my daughter is named Elvia. She just saw her picture. She had me print it out for her(she and my daughter came to work with me)
maggiemoo
Conroe, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 21, 2005
7:56 PM

Post #1565418

If you were born in October, you're in luck! If another month... you'll have to check with The Queen of Dirtland! (Maybe she takes bribes.)
Calalily
Deep South Coastal, TX
(Zone 10a)

June 21, 2005
8:09 PM

Post #1565448

No, I was born in August and if it doesn't exist anymore, then I don't have a birthday(which would be okay, but then I won't get any presents).
MitchF
Lindsay, OK
(Zone 7a)

June 21, 2005
8:12 PM

Post #1565456

Me to then I guess - I get to stay 25 for ever... wife is not going to like this one...
maggiemoo
Conroe, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 21, 2005
8:35 PM

Post #1565524

Ooops! I meant August, which means you're in! Pick your new birthday, or just stay your current age. (Which one are you gonna choose?)
MitchF
Lindsay, OK
(Zone 7a)

June 21, 2005
8:37 PM

Post #1565527

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

June 21, 2005
8:40 PM

Post #1565535

Oh geez, I never thought about retiring. I guess I better pick a new birthday.
MitchF
Lindsay, OK
(Zone 7a)

June 21, 2005
8:43 PM

Post #1565545

I dont - untill the last few weeks of school every year... wonder why?
maggiemoo
Conroe, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 21, 2005
11:25 PM

Post #1565916

I don't understand all this talk about re-tireing. I've been tired before, don't think I want to RE-tire!
MitchF
Lindsay, OK
(Zone 7a)

June 22, 2005
12:42 AM

Post #1566080

LOL - I can when I am 55 with teaching - not that I am counting but that is only 30 more years...
maggiemoo
Conroe, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 22, 2005
12:55 AM

Post #1566107

I work for the state, figure I can afford to retire when I'm 92.
MitchF
Lindsay, OK
(Zone 7a)

June 22, 2005
1:23 AM

Post #1566179

I thought state workers got all the breaks? What part do you work for?
silverfluter
Fredericksburg, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 22, 2005
2:46 AM

Post #1566435

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.
maggiemoo
Conroe, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 22, 2005
3:29 AM

Post #1566638

He'd better go to 25 first, for the car insurance rates. :-) I agree, 24 wouldn't be so bad as long as you get to still feel like 24.

Mitch, I work for the Texas Workforce Commission.
dstartz
Deep South Texas, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 25, 2005
4:33 PM

Post #1575183

Hey Veronica,

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]

After looking at it in the PlantFiles http://davesgarden.com/pf/showimage/11932/ I'm considering hanging on to it long enough to take a cutting from it for myself before gifting it to my DD. ;->

I'm so glad you mentioned that day that you liked variegated plants!
htop
San Antonio, TX
(Zone 8b)


June 25, 2005
5:10 PM

Post #1575242

Donna, the tricolor potato vine is so beautiful. You and Veronica made a great purchase. I think it will sprout back out fairly quickly. I had mine in a hanging basket in part sun.
dstartz
Deep South Texas, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 25, 2005
5:22 PM

Post #1575280

"had"?
maggiemoo
Conroe, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 25, 2005
5:37 PM

Post #1575324

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.


htop
San Antonio, TX
(Zone 8b)


June 25, 2005
5:38 PM

Post #1575328

I left tubers out on the patio to plant them and the squirrels attacked them ... no tricolors this.
silverfluter
Fredericksburg, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 25, 2005
7:53 PM

Post #1575553

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?
kipper2
Meadows Place, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 26, 2005
12:00 AM

Post #1575897

Got the birdbath planted and it's at the garden art forum.

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

June 26, 2005
12:06 AM

Post #1575905

Hey Kip,

That link takes me to a page for "Posting a New Thread"...
kipper2
Meadows Place, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 26, 2005
12:30 AM

Post #1575941

Sorry about that Donna. Trying to get to the table to eat dinner since Colleen had tried for the first time Manacoti from the food channel. DELICIOUS !!!!!!. I may start putting on weight. So...

Got the birdbath planted and it's at the garden art forum.

http://davesgarden.com/forums/t/523866/#new

This message was edited Jun 25, 2005 7:32 PM
htop
San Antonio, TX
(Zone 8b)


June 26, 2005
11:46 AM

Post #1576771

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

June 26, 2005
12:41 PM

Post #1576840

I remember seeing those there. It looks great in your garden.
kipper2
Meadows Place, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 26, 2005
12:57 PM

Post #1576864

Hazel, check back to the birdbath for the answer to your question.
silverfluter
Fredericksburg, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 26, 2005
2:45 PM

Post #1577105

Kip, that is by far the best bird bath I've every seen. It's got such personality!
maggiemoo
Conroe, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 26, 2005
5:23 PM

Post #1577468

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.
htop
San Antonio, TX
(Zone 8b)


June 27, 2005
8:53 AM

Post #1579216

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)

This message was edited Jun 27, 2005 3:56 AM
maggiemoo
Conroe, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 27, 2005
5:26 PM

Post #1580276

Are we famous, or infamous? :-)

Now you have people talking about wherever you go! How does it feel to be a celebrity?
vossner
Richmond, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 27, 2005
5:43 PM

Post #1580328

I don't plan to leave my house without a pen for signing autographs, hee hee

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