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Same place, Liberty Park, Sedalia, MO. I cleared this with administration so we know it is ok. Fall will be a perfect time for transplanting perennials and by then most annuals have produced seed. I don't see any holidays on that weekend so we should be able to get a good crowd together. We have all summer to plan for it.
I already have some ice blue iris that I'll save for it in pots. I dug them out last night as I am redoing that bed. Will have lots of stuff by then I'm sure.
I wondered the same thing about the vehicles that pulled up but then turned around and left. I'll get a sign made for the next one. However, there are about 6 members who live right in Sedalia and at least that many in Marshall as well as some in Smithton and another one from Hughesville. And Starr gave precise maps on the first RU forum so there really is no reason for people to not find us. I told anyone from different towns exactly how to find it too if they dmailed me showing interest.
No pictures that I know of. I hope you can be there.
I don't think I will attempt to contact every member/subscriber listed on the membership list this time. So if some of you would like to take a page of just members and do a copy and paste message to all of those people it would be greatly appreciated. There are about 22 pages with about100 people on each page. I sent out over 2,100 notices last time and now they are all stuck on my dmail account. I am getting them into a folder slowly but surely. I will attempt to look up the ones in the Sedalia, Marshall, Smithon areas and notify them.
I secured the same shelter house for the 16th of Sept. All day reservation so we can do breadfast, lunch & supper. I pray for guidance to do better than I did last time. I'll make or get some signs made. I will bug the Sedalia and Marshall folks about attending this time. And do hope all the old ones from last time will be there. Does anyone else want to volunteer to be respossibile for food, attendence and notices sent our, plant swap and give awas, If not, I'll do it but a sure hoping for help. I think polish sausage or smoked sausage would be gread as would have hamburgers on the grill. I'll bring the gas grill. It is a nice big one. Of course so would chicken. So we can start signing up for meats. salads, fruit desserts, breads.,condiments,ts, table clothers< nappkins< silverware iT IS NEVER TOO SOON TO PLANT THESE EVENTS. Who wants to voluteer for what? I'll see that the shelter is cleaned and ready for us to us to start arriving a getting strarted with the morning meal. I hope CooKoo amd Dave 719 will take over breackfast./ O.m gong to sleep so will post.later. GOD bless and keep each of you.
I secured the same shelter house for the 16th of Sept. All day reservation so we can do breadfast, lunch & supper. I pray for guidance to do better than I did last time. I'll make or get some signs made. I will bug the Sedalia and Marshall folks about attending this time. And do hope all the old ones from last time will be there. Does anyone else want to volunteer to be respossibile for food, attendence and notices sent our, plant swap and give awas, If not, I'll do it but a sure hoping for help. I think polish sausage or smoked sausage would be great as would have hamburgers on the grill. I'll bring the gas grill. It is a nice big one. Of course so would chicken. So we can start signing up for meats. salads, fruit desserts, breads.,condiments,ts, table clothers< nappkins< silverware iT IS NEVER TOO SOON TO PLANT THESE EVENTS. Who wants to voluteer for what? I'll see that the shelter is cleaned and ready for us to us to start arriving a getting strarted with the morning meal. I hope CooKoo amd Dave 719 will take over breackfast./ O.m gong to sleep so will post.later. GOD bless and keep each of you.
I'm bring this back to the top in an effort to generate more interest in this event. I'll dmail the members & subscribers in the local area and urge them to attend. Hopefully those living farther away will see it and plan to attend also. We only have about 5 weeks I think. The shelter is reserved already. I'll try to get a sign made this time so if someone drives up and isn't sure what is going on in that shelter they will be able to figure it out. Also so those looking for it will be able to find it. Tho I never heard from a single person who said they came to the park and couldn't find us last time.
Cuckoo & Dave, are either or both of you going to be able to attend this time? I was wondering who was going to do the grilling. Cuckoo did a great job last time and Dave was a good helper. Do we want to do breakfast again? Or just lunch and maybe supper? Hopefully it will be nice and cool but not cold that day.
Dave, I understand what you mean about the heat reminding you of your age. I have never been bothered by the heat like I have the past 2 summers. And I have never been able to prespire until last summer so it makes no sense whatsoever. Before I had headaches but that was from dehydration and as soon as a doctor pointed that out to me and I got a water filter most of them went away. Now I still drink lots of water, prespire a lot, and can't take the heat. It must be age.
Nah, it's just gardening syndrome!! LOL. You sound like all the gardeners at PG. I will be there at the RU with plants to swap and I might bring a dessert. Thinking about pudding cake. It's chocolate cake with chocolate pudding instead of icing. Very good!! My brothers go nuts every time I make it. lol. I will see everyone who shows then!!!
Welcome to Missouri, Anna. I'm sure you will find lots of differences in the lifestyles, soil and growing conditions, weather, etc. Checking a map to see your best route it looks to me like you could go up 71 to where it joins Rt. 7, then take 7 over to Rt. 50 and 50 straight into Sedalia. From the junction of 50 and 65, turn left(north)and go to the first stop lights. Turn right(east)onto 3rd stree, go to the park's main entrance-about 6 blocks-and turn in. Follow the road to the sign on the shelter. It will be right across the street from the large brick building. Hope to see you there.
I went into the membership list this evening and sent out a few dozen or so notices. Only to people who live fairly close to Sedalia tho so if any of you live in a well DG populated area like Columbia, K.C, etc. and want to help out feel free to send out as many letters as you wish. I notified about 2,000 people for the one in June and don't feel I want to tackle that size task again.
This is NOT just for subscribers which is exactly why I went to the membership list. There are only 120 subscribers in MO but 2,400 + members. Gee, can anyone imagine what it would be like if all the members/subscribers and their families showed up? LOL Our park would be wall to wall people. But we could handle a hundred or so easily. Now whether or not I am prepared to supervise something of that size is another question. I don't think I did a very good job in June. I really wasn't prepared to be in charge. Anyone who wants to take on the responsibility of organizing the foods, door prizes, etc. please feel free to step in and speak up.
Leaflady----- My daughter will be here from ohio that week and I have a horseshoe tournament that day at the Hillbilly Fair in Laurie Mo. so I will not make it. I won 4 ribbons at the state fair flower show for our Huechera(coral bells) but they sure have a lot of confusion at that show. A lot more than i think they should have.
Don't think I will be at the Mo. Fall Roundup with all of the kids activities and school starting up soon. If possible I will be there but not for a full day. This gas thing does'nt seem to be letting up either. I would like to come of course but will have to see how many activities are going on with the kids. I would like to come to visit with fellow gardeners again and enjoyed the Missouri Summer Roundup. Just playing it by ear (wether I can come or not)...
Cuckoo, I understand about the fuel prices. Even at $2.36 for the E85 we use in our van I try to limit trips that are not neccessary. And we have raised enough children(5 of our own and at least partly raised 5 more)that we understand about acitvites. Families have to come first. Maybe they could come with you for a while? We would love to meet them.
If you do come, could you please bring me 3 - 5 small starts of each of the 2 thornless blackberry plants? I only have 5 plants left alive of all I brought home. I don't know what happened, I guess the heat was just too much for some of them. One of these looks dead but when I got it out of the ground to throw away I noticed some very tiny signs of life so I put it back, watered and mulched it well. I won't know for some time if it really is alive.
Hope to see lots of local members/subscribers there this time. There are about 6 or 8 just in Sedalia, 5 or 6 in Marshall, etc.
I got the subscribers contacted today. Some of you who have already said you can't be there won't get notices. Thank GOD for copy and paste!!
I hope some of the DGers who have read this thread and not replied are seriously thinking about attending. We could handle a good turnout.
If you are going to attend, be sure to remember that it will be a pot luck lunch and maybe supper. If we do something before noon it will be just cookies, donuts, coffee, cold drinks, etc. Also be sure to remember to bring door prizes so there will be plenty to go around. Some will go to the $ stores for items, others will get more expensive items on sale to bring. The price isn't the issue, having door prizes for everyone it. Holly's mother is going to paint another stepping stone for the grand door prize. After all the other ones have been given out, all names will go back into the pot/hat/bag and one name will be drawn. That person will get a handpainted signed stepping stone. Cuckcoo got the one for the summer RU. Maybe he will post a picture so you all can see what lovely work she does.
Leaflady, two pumpkins are playing soccer games...wish I could come and bring my recorder to pick everyone's brain aboutMidwest gardening...I'll keep up with the fun through this thread. Hope it's a beautiful day and everyone enjoys themselves. Thanks for the invite! ;0)
Leaflady...sure would like to come to the RU, but will be picking up our Navy Seal grandson home on leave at the Kansas City airport, and running him home to Wilber, Ne. for a week of visiting. Sure would be a good time to be at the swap as I have MANY named daylilies potted and ready to trade. Guess I'll just have to wait for the spring RU. Thanks for the heads up, and keep on keeping us informed...Jay
bybar, we just have a pot luck dinner, door prizes, plant swap & giveaways, do lots of talking, etc.
You probably could come straight up Rt. 65 north to Sedalia. That is how we go to our son's and he lives in Springfield. After you get to Sedalia, go to the junction of 65 & 50, go straight tho the lights to the next light, turn right(east)and continue on that stree until it curves a bit. Right there is the entrance to the park on the left. You will immediately see a large brick building. We will be directly across from it. I hope to have signs up.
I certainly hope you can make it. We would love to meet you in person.
I sure would have been there if it was not for the Hillbilly Fair tournament in Laurie on that date,Plus my daughter coming in. I got the state championship this weekend in Jefferson City this weekend as well
Congraulations on the win, Ozarkian. Hopefully you will win the tournament on the 16th.
If we could just get the local members to all show up we would have more than we did a the last one. Alas, I have yet to hear from very many of them.
I plan to bring a thinly sliced ham, some bread and Miracle Whip, and a diabetic dessert of some type. Pepper 23 is hopefully bringing that Pudding Cake she keeps telling me about. No one else has said what they plan to bring.
I want to go to the local used book store next week and see if they have any yardening books in good condition to use for door prizes. If not, the $ stores should have plenty of items. Of course I have the peacock feathers.
I'm looking forward to that day. Pepper, I forgot to tell you I will try to be there by around 8:30 or so in the morning. It may be closer to 9 but I will try for the earlier time. If I pack the van on Friday & have all the food ready to walk out the door Sat. morning it will save time.
Garden6----- The Hillbilly Fair is a shindig sponsored by the town of Laurie Mo on the west side of Lake of the Ozarks. It runs for three days. This year the 15th thru 17th of September. It is really a big thing for a town so small. they have a large park with a large entertainment area including an outdoor theatre type stage, Part of that is a horseshoe tournament sponsored by lake of the Ozarks Horseshoe Club.
Leaflady---- I am not going to win anything up there at the state Horseshoe championship I got a bunch of tuff competitors to deal with.
Oz, you will do just fine if you don't think about it. If you think about it you will start fretting and do a horrible job. JUST RELAX!! lol
I will be at the RU most likely around 9am. Will try to be a little earlier but since I'm bringing my grandma and I have no idea how many plants she's bringing to swap there's no telling. I think she wants to bring mimosa trees but not sure. Will have to ask this weekend. And yes, I'm bringing my famous pudding cake. The guys at work loved it and one actually took it home to finish it. It's that good. lol
I started playing horseshoes at the age of 65. This is my second season. A 20% ringer rate that fast at my age is suppose to be way above average. I have been in about 6 tournaments and have never been lower than third. The reason I think I might have a problem is I am not as consistant as I should be. But when I get into tournaments I do not keep track of the score are even how many matches I have won. I just concentrate on that peg. I do not worry about it. I enjoy the challenge of throwing the shoes accurate.
You will do great, but the most important thing is to have fun... so enjoy! We are rooting for ya!
I make no guarantees, but I do approve this message: I plan to bring iris, and cuttings of various climbers and danglers... whatever I can get my hands on... anyone have any interest in pregnant onion? I have enough for anyone wants it. As far as food, I thought I would wait and see what is needed and fill in the gaps. Was a separate food thread started?
I am almost ready. Gave up on the idea of getting cuttings to root. Not enough time. Just have to dig up all my irises this week and go by my grandma's and get her plants. Next year I should have a wider selection. Also got to get the stuff for the pudding cake and have that made on Friday after work. Whew!! Too early for me to be thinking. lol
I know what all of you mean. I have the mimosas potted up for Starr, the label &stakes done, the peacock feathers tho they need to be made into bundles of a few each, and the water crystals bagged. I need to get the ham bought and sliced and I don't want to freeze it or have it setting in the 'fridge for several days. I may get that done early Sat. morning. The store isn't far from the park.
I'm going to town this afternoon to get an inspection &
license the van, take the 2 kittens to the shelter because I never really wanted them in the first place when they were dumped on us and they refuse to use a litter box, go to the book store, and I'm not sure what else. I have to go to the bank and get a $100 bill exchanged or broken into smaller bills. It has a very nasty saying on it and we didn't know it when they gave it to us. We first saw it when Jack gave it to me to give to the church. No way I am passing that thing on. It goes right back to the bank!!
I have some rather unpleasant news. I need to work Saturday evening because 2 of the owners are going to be gone as well as one other employee. That will leave a staff of 2(one daughter and her husband)to do everything. No way it can happen. So I need to leave the RU by 3. I hate it but it has to be. Hopefully we can have all the doorprizes, swapping, etc. done. I'm sure lunch will be over by then.
Does anyone want chicken or hamburger on a grill? I can either bring ground venison, a whole chicken or a bag of leg quarters. Or does someone else want to pick up the hamburger and chicken in some form? I have a brand new Brinkman smoker grill that I can bring for us to use. It really doesn't take long to cook meat on it.
Chicken sounds good. I will still be there around 9 or so to help you set up. As far as I know I am not bringing anybody. As for plants there will be irises if I ever get around to digging them up and whatever my grandma gives me to bring. Also have a bag of bulbs from the compost pile at PG but don't have a clue what they are.
I may be able to identify the bulbs. I have some ice blue iris to bring. We just had too many so I divided the clump. No success at the book store.
all those books, what few their there were,are quite high priced and perhaps work what they are asking, but still rather pricey.
I'm going to sleep. GOD bless and keep each of you.
Reminder notices have been sent to those within about 50 miles of my home. Hopefully that will generate renewed interest in the local members anyway. Of course anyone who is a member of DG in all the state of MO and any other state is welcome. Even if they just stop in for a cup of coffe, etc. it would be great.
Yes!!!! I am packing up some stuff and starting to get ready...
Leaflady, I will return your fold-up chair! Last year your ds left it behind and I took custody of it cause I lived the closest to you ... do you remember all that? I did not forget... and have kept the chair safe since then. Soooo guess it will finally come home this Saturday...
And I have something in a bottle for you that I keep forgetting to get mailed. Since we seldom use those chairs unless there is a family function we haven't missed the chair too much.
I have started packing stuff too. Mostly potting up the plants I'm bringing and getting the door prizes together. I have at least 6 door prizes, maybe more. Some just fun stuff, some useful I' m going to buy the ham Sat. morning and have it shaved and sliced. About 1/2 each of a rolled turkey ham. Maybe 2 of them if the price is right that day. Sometimes the store we go to has really good sales on meat items. I'm bringing the smoker and ground venison.
GOD bless and keep each and all of you. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone Saturday.
I have door prizes, too, and a some fun stuff... I have not seen the shelter yet at Liberty Park... Is there electric at this sight? I cannot remember...
Oh, I meant to check weather at weatherunderground.com ... I will do that and see what we have coming up for this weekend... hopefully it will shape up as cool and nice as it was today... It was just gorgeous here, today...
Thanks for the pictures. I think there is electricty. I am sure I remember a coffee pot and electric grill being used. My how short my memory is about some things. Like turning off the burner under a pan a bit ago. Jack found it.
FSRSTARR------ I will be there in the spring I am pretty sure. I am a St Louis transplant. Having come to the lake by way of Maryland Heighta and South St Charles ( weldon springs area). I still have a son up there and we do a lot of garden shopping at Wine Country Gardens out in Defiance. I also come thru there for a couple of horseshoe tournaments every year out in New Melle.
You mentioned Hosta. What kind??? Maybe we could set up a few tradesI currently have 91 species.
I can probably find room for another clematis, already have 2 kinds of wandering jew and my grandma has 3, love hosta and irises, especially if the irises are not purple, will probably want a couple oak trees but won't know til tonight, pothos and silver squill also sound good. I will post a complete list of what I'm bringing tonight. Have to pick up the plants plants tonight. Know I am bringing irises that are I think a deep purple and another is white and dark purple and smells like grapes.
Starr, what names/colors are the clematis? If not red or lavender with darker stripes on the veins I would like one if you have enough for more than Pepper23.
You will love Pepper23. She is so full of energy. Maybe she will figure out how to give us some of it. She certainly is inspiring so say the least.
Pepper, don't forget to go thru the compost piles at PG tonight and Friday night for plants to swap. Even go to the head house and ask for the dirt( I think they call it the compost can) and go thru it. Lots of times there are nice finds there. I have gotten several butterfly bush & mum starts there. I just now left a message on your voice mail about it.
I'm already packing the van as I remember things. Of course plants can't go in yet.
Sorry you can't make it, AuntB, you will be missed...
I am not sure of the color of the clematis... I will check on that and let you know...
Is anyone out there coming in on Friday afternoon or evening? I am trying to decide if I am coming in Friday or making that very long journey Saturday am... I am about 3 hours away... so that is a very trip to make it in the morning by 9am...
Starr, I have a spare bed you are welcome to sleep in Friday night. I won't get home from work til about 10, but Jack will be home. I need to pack the van Friday night and maybe go get some gas in Marshall. We usually burn E85 but may not be able to do all E85 this weekend. Let me know so I can have it ready for you if you want to stay here.
It was a great round up. Lots of good food, fellowship, and fun. Friends that I made last year and new friends that I met this year! I got home about 9pm but had to drop off dd along the way. I was really glad that she was able to go with me.
Don't let Leaflady fool ya... she can flat grill some chicken!!! And I am not sure who made some of the heavenly concoctions that we had, but amongst others, I was real impressed with the apple crisp dessert and also the brownies cake... these gardeners can cook... I missed out on the cookies but dd said they were great.
Everyone outdid themselves on the door prizes and we all got to pick twice... what fun stuff we had there...
And then of course there was the plant swap... we did the swap after lunch... kind of slowed us down a bit, I think, but wow... there was sooo many different kinds of plants and everyone left with a lot more than they brought... I know I did...
The best part was just being with friends... some old friends, and some new friends... but everyone that came was a breath of fresh air, and we thoroughly enjoyed each and every one that came.
I am tired and will soon be ready for bed... so I will download the pictures tomorrow...
Thank you for the compliment on the chicken. I got the smoker/grill for my birthday a few weeks ago. We had one years ago and I loved it. It smokes and grills at the same time.
One of the highlights at the very end was when I dumped the hot coals into a barrel that I thought had the least stuff in it. I took out the paper bag that I saw in there. Anyway, the coals were hot enough to catch the plastic bottles, etc. on fire so some of the folks got to play firefighter. EddieGirl use the large bag I had pulled out to put the dirty grill from the smoker into so it wouldn't get my van greasy. So thoughtful of you, thanks, Eddie.
Pepper23 made the brownies and lineace made the applecrisp. All the food was so good. Our granddaughter Cindy made the wonderful cookies. Yummy. Those are one of my favorite kinds and I ate way too many.
We didn't set a date for the spring one, but everyone please start thinking ahead so we can get that done soon. That way folks can get the date on the calender and plan around it. I'm thinking maybe in April sometime? That way we stay away from Memorial Day and high school and college graduations, summer vacations, etc. I know there is no such thing as a perfect date when there is nothing going on in anyone's life, but we can try. Let me know when you think of dates and I'll get it noted in the RU forum and posted in the Central Midwest Gardening forum.
I came home with some iris starts that I am looking forward to growing out to bloom size and some house plants. I have the squill from Starr already in a clay pot in a glass fish bowl with mostly pale grey/white aquarium gravel all around in on top of the soil. It looks as tho the plants are planted in the gravel. I haven't had any squill for a few years. Not since the mealy bugs caused me to close down the plant room permenantly. I also have some new baby Peace Lilies. Haven't had any of those for a long time either. 2 new hosta, one is totally new, one is a labeled one that I may already have but never had a label for. I think most of my new plants came from Starr. I am so glad I didn't have to bring home anything I took.
The bag of bulbs from Powell Gardens that Pepper23 brought are probably Ornithogalum Saundersiae. Also known as Ivory Coast Lily or Togi. Closely related to chincherinchees, they are not hardy in zone 5 so don't bother to plant them this fall except maybe in pots. I think they probably need a dormant period to rest up for next year. We need to post a query in one of the appropriate forums and ask. Surely someone in the vast DG family will know. I got some a couple years ago from up there and really like them. I didn't know what they were either when I got them. I could be wrong about what they are. They do multiply rapidly so that would explain why they have so many to get rid of each fall.
Another highlight for me was getting to meet local DGer who it turns out is a grade school thru most of high school friend. She and her husband showed up at a church Jack and I attended about 8 years ago. We hadn't seen each other since high school. Then Jack and I left the church and we lost touch again. I was so suprised to see her yesterday. Now I can keep in touch. She has been sort of following me in Healthy Living Weight Loss and figured out that leaflady was probably me.
I made it to work on time too. It was a slow night, but the last customer didn't leave until nearly 9. Then I had to go to Marshall to get E85 for the van and to WalMart for cat/dog food. Got home very late. Jack was asleep already. I went right to bed after taking care of all the animals. I am taking my day of rest for sure.
Thanks for posting.. I thought about the ru all weekend... Sounds as though a GREAT time was had by all. Funny what a small world we live in, Leaflady. Too bad you had to work... I will definately make the spring ru. I already have a few things in mind for the swap and doorprizes. Can hardly wait to see pics, once everyone has time to post. -AuntB
I glad to hear that everyone a great time just wish i could have made it I too was thinking about ya'll all day sat. but the heat just had to come back on the wrong day didn't finally give up going till about 10:15 fri. night after the weather and they were saying it could get to 94 or 95 it did make it to 93 here the rabbits are just starting to recover from the heat this summer of corse their slave is in about the same condition hope to see everyone in the spring I vote for april 28th or may 5 for the spring round up
Dave, thanks for the date vote. The April 28th sounds good to me. Once we get into May all kinds of school activity windups begin to happen. As well as kids having to study extra for finals, etc.
We really missed you. I didn't realize it had gotten that hot until I came home to check on Jack and show Pepper23 & Tammy where to dig the plants. We have one of those SkyScan clock, indoor/outdoor thermometer units. Our sensor is on the east side of the house. There were lots of nice gusts of wind in Sedalia. Especially when the Air Flight heliocopter landed and took off just about 25' from our shelterhouse. :>)
That was awesome too!! Can't fly but man do I like to watch planes and helis!!! That's the closest I've been to a heli that was landing/taking off since my wreck almost years ago and that don't really count since I don't remember much of it.
I am sorry that I could not make it, I feel guilty that I said that I would and it did not turn out that way... :-( Still not feeling 100% - I feel very tired and cold all of the time... I am glad that everyone had fun though and there is always next time... I missed seeing you all.
A good time was had by all...Great food and entertaining conversations... New friendships formed, and old ones renewed...
Here are most of us... EvaMae, Chris, Michelle, Tammy, Edwiena, Cindy, Pepper23, Marilyn, and the lady with her back to us is a friend of EvaMae from high school, forgive me that I cannot remember her name... Her dh and grandkids were with her... They are the ones riding the train in the next picture...
The lady in red with her back to the camera is Leaflady's friend from high school that joined us. I am so sorry that I cannot remember her name. Her dh is on the train in the background with their grandchildren. Also in this picture is Pepper23 chatting with her. In the background is Chris and Cindy is next to her just out of sight. That is only picture I was able to get of Chris as the others came out too dark...
The photos are great! Thanks so much Starr! It was so nice meeting you all. I look forward to seeing you all again and again.
I have already started to work on next Spring's Roundup.plants and prizes..
The little train was so cute but LOUD!
Thank you for the good time!
Eva May, I appreciate your fine efforts to organize, cook, and carry off such a fun event!
May the Lord continue to watch over and bless you all!
Lineace - Marilyn
Thanks for posting the pictures Starr. I really injoyed meeting everyone ,and it was so good to see leaf lady again. Hope to spend longer in april,Had to take care of those grandbabies. They sure had a good time lol. Laci was sure a cutie.
God Bless all
Thanks for posting all those picture. And for taking them in the first place. My digital camera and a 35 mm were under the seat of the van the whole time. I think I was intent on making burger patties. I love to cook.
AllysGram, Rob, Oz, AuntieB, Anna, Brommom, anyone I missed, is the 28th of April ok with all of you? I'll give it another week for replies then I guess we'll set a date. The sooner the better so we can plan what we want to swap, giveaway, plan menues, get doorprizes, rent the shelter, etc. way in advance. I'll be glad to smoke more chicken. I'll keep an eye on the time and get started sooner.
April 28 sounds allright to me. Have not seen the tournament sechedule for either bowling are horsehoes at that time yet. But is is bound to be safer the diesal fuel will be a lot cooler and there will be no danger of explosion huh Leaflady.
It sounds like the 28th of April will work for everyone... that is great... we can set that date so folks can keep it open... I think we should reserve a shelter around the first of the year so that we can avoid the "train" ... lol.. it was cute as can be but noisy... the air evac heli was also very exhilarating... lol... What gardens are close by ? A tour might be nice...
Starr, I'll see when the train actually runs. It may have only been going for that event. I thought it shut down on Labor Day. I just now talked to someone at the Park Dept. and they said ran that day by request. She didn't think it would be running at all in April. Shelters in April are on a first come/first serve basis only. So someone would have to get there early to stake our claim to the one we want. There are some on the north side of the park that border a street. I'll go to town in a few days and check out the locations and parking availability.
Oh, boy, I can hardly wait. I want to start collecting seeds and starting plants already. I know, not a good time of the year to root cuttings of most plants. I can dream tho can't I? I'll put the date up on the board at work. LOL They will get a kick out of that.
There is a Hosta breeder/grower not too far from Sedalia named Cook. I'm not sure of his first name but I'm sure I can find out. He reportedly has over 900 plants the last I heard. Lowe's and other greenhouse will likely have a lot of plants out too for those who want to buy at that time. I'll have to do some checking to see just what is open, available for tours, etc. at that date. Maybe there will be some tulip, iris, daffodil, etc. gardens we could tour.
Leaflady------- where is that place. If it is the place called Serinity Hosta Haven in Warrenburg he seems to have shut up shop. He was suppose to be moving to Coles Camp.
I want to give all of you hosta fans a little advise. you be very careful where you buy your hosta. I do not recommend buyinbg them from box stores. there is a virus loose in the country that is causing all kinds of problems It is called HVX are hosta virus X. There is no cure and it spreads from one plant to the next buy contact. You can spread it and so can animals lawn mowers etc. The only thing you can do dig up the plants and destory them. the ground should lay fallow for about a year before you replant anything. I had a seeting of 2 fine patriots flanking a Striptease. The striptease had HVX and I destoryed all of them last May. They were all mature plants. this HVX is nasty stuff and any of you who are hosta fans should read about it on the hosta library. Here is the link. I have over 100 plants than number 91 species at this time.
Thanks, Oz. I've heard of this virus and read just a little bit about it. What do you mean by 'box stores'? Places like Lowes, WalMart, ect.? That and swaps is where most of mine have come from. I probably need to go to Hosta forum more often and keep up on this kind of problem. The biggest problem our hosta have at this point in time is geese and ducks who seem to love the flavor of young tender leaves.
Leaflady----- Yeah Leaflady I meant the stores like Lowes. I found several with virus X in lowes this spring and wrote to the home office. I know of hosta plants in lowes, HD and a few in wallmart all over the country that had it. The thing was the grower is the one to blame. Lot of people got on the bandwagon and sent letters. Last time i was at Lowes all they had to offer was Patriot. Now pat's are nice looking hosta but the problem there is that they can pick up the virus and carry it for several years with of evident sign of the virus. But since they carry it contact between them and other hosta will spread it. I got a sneaky notion someone sold Lowes a bill of goods that it does not bother Patriots. At this point they are noit sure it cannot be tranferred to other plant types. They believe it originated in Holland where a lot of hosta stock comes from.
Where is that hosta grower near Sedalia. There is another one Over west of springfield called Hilltop Farms. I have not been there yet buy i will be going you can bet on it. Here is the link to their homepage. sounds like a real nice place.
Garden6---- You may have been right in your about HD. You need to see those pictures of the virus on several different plants in the hosta library. Stress can look like it. It take a lab test to confirm it and it is not cheap. Hallson Gardens has a message board that really give a lot of info on this also.
Oz, the man's last name is Cook. It is his private collection. Like yours. So we would need to make arrangements well in advance to assure he would be willing to let us come. I know he has allowed local garden clubs to tour his place. I think his first name might be Wayne but not sure of that. Pepper is going to do some web searching for places of interest in this area. I know of Bothwell Lodge but don't know if they do tours on the weekend. And it isn't a garden at all. It is a 1930s or so private home that was given to the state about 30 years or so ago and they turned it into a park and tourist attraction. I have been there, but many years ago. I'll look into it more and post what I learn. It is about 6 miles north of Sedalia right off 65 highway.
My Patriot just doesn't seem to be growing since I moved it from under the dead Redbud tree about 3 years ago. In fact, it seems to be smaller now tho it looks healthy enough. All the other hosta from under there seem to be doing fine, but not Patriot. I had to move it again last week. Hopefull this new home will make it happy. I have never seen one that got as large as the info on it says it does.
Thanks again for the link. I'll have to be careful about buying or accepting starts of new hosta. Starr gave me 2 new ones at the RU. I don't know where she bought them. I may plant them together but separately from all the rest of mine. I have one tree I could do that under.
We have a small collection of Coral Bells (heuchera) Foamy Bells(heucherella) and Tiarellas. In the past few years there has been a lot of new species come onto the market. Epescially Coral Bells. Many colors and patterns have been developed. The thing is a lot of these hybreds do not seem to do well in our zones around here. My own feeling is that a lot of these plants come from hybredizing with plants that are native of high in the mountains of the west. I feel like Our summers around here are deadly on them. While I have lost several Coral Bells I have never lost a Foamy Bells are a Tiarella. The thing about these coral bells is most of the time I never got ba warning. It is like they litterally drop dead over night. Anyone getting a bug in there bonnet about these plants might want to go over to the Heuchera Forum. The toughest ones I have in my own experience are Palace Purple, Crimson Curls, Chocolate Ruffels and Amber Waves. I also have a few that are doing very well for there first year. A purple black one called Dolce Licorice, another one is called Dolce Cream Bruel. I know they had a lot of Plum Pudding on the racks in the box stores early this year. That is one of mine that is now went to the big garden in the sky.
Leaflady----- They misrepresent a lot on those tags. The two I destroyed were both about 15 inches tall and 30 inches wide. they were considered large by a lot of people that visited our garden on the last club tour. According to the Hosta library lemke's data base that is about as big as they will get.
If you can get a group together I would like to see that Garden. There is no way I will ever have 900 species. Way to much for me to take care of.
I looked up Bothwell Lodge. It has picnic areas and hiking areas, offers group tours, playground and recreational equipment. It costs $2.50 for admission. Their website is www.mostateparks.com/bothwell.htm
They also offer surrey rides in Sedalia if anyone is interested.
That sounds like something I want to look into more indepth. It is on the way to Sedalia for me and I can easily get all the info we need. Anyone opposed to switching to their picnic area if it looks good otherwise? Or do we want to stay at Liberty Park which is so easy to find, has stores & motels just blocks away, etc.? Either way is fine with me.
Oz, I have never been able to keep Coral Bells alive here on the farm. I have trouble with Lily of the Valley and lots of other plants. I think it is a poor drainage problem. I have worked and worked on the soil and it is still tight in a lot of places. I really don't care for Foamy Bells. We raised a lot of them at PG and I just never warmed up to them.
Having the RU at Bothwell works for me if that's what we end up doing. It is very easy to find and you can't miss it. I saw it on the way to EvaMae's after RU and have been wanting to go there every since. I now have my parents interested in seeing it too.