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msfarmergirl
Philadelphia, MS
(Zone 7b)

June 27, 2006
12:18 PM

Post #2438453

Mid-South Gardening Folks,
After reading all about the Spring Tupelo/MS Roundup, I have gotten all excited about attending the one in the Fall. I'm going to try to make it an "excursion" for my Mom as well to get her out and about. Have ya'll decided on a date yet or is it too soon? By the way, still no rain here in Philly.
Deb
yardbird
Maben, MS
(Zone 7b)

June 27, 2006
12:57 PM

Post #2438573

Welcome msfarmergirl, I live north of you straight up 15 hw, we haven't gotten rain either. I don't think date has been set yet for the fall RU.

Ruth
msfarmergirl
Philadelphia, MS
(Zone 7b)

June 27, 2006
1:48 PM

Post #2438700

Thanks Ruth, I'll just keep checking in. It actually rained IN Philadelphia Friday while I was grocery shopping but when I got near home I realized we hadn't gotten a drop. Our gravel road is as dusty as ever and the front yard is turning brown...can't water everything. Nice to know there's some "local" folks on DG. Thanks again for the reply.
judycooksey
Pocahontas, TN
(Zone 7b)

June 27, 2006
3:17 PM

Post #2438993

Why don't we take this opportunity to set a date, so that another thread can be opened in the RoundUp Forum as well. Never too soon to start planning.

When does it start cooling off a bit but not too much?? Last Saturday in September or do we want to do it the first part of October?? Ya'll decide and I'll be there. I'm open to any date.

Judy
FlowrLady
-South Central-, IL
(Zone 6a)

June 27, 2006
4:12 PM

Post #2439261

I suggest September 15. How does that sound?

Do you think we can do it at Tupelo again, or are there other suggestions for location?

Let's talk :)

This message was edited Jun 27, 2006 11:13 AM
judycooksey
Pocahontas, TN
(Zone 7b)

June 27, 2006
4:39 PM

Post #2439357

Is it going to be cool enough for us to be comfortable, I wonder?

Judy
joannewatson
Collierville, TN

June 27, 2006
6:07 PM

Post #2439723

Judy,

I've been to many "threads" today, very interesting. I would like to attend the one in Tupelo, but would also like to see something closer to the Memphis area. I think I replied to FlowrLady (maybe) about one closer to Memphis. I've been on several today and a wee bit confused at the moment.
Fun site, glad I recieved the email from you from February. I don't understand why it popped up today when I logged on and hasn't before. Where is Pocahontas?

Joanne
judycooksey
Pocahontas, TN
(Zone 7b)

June 27, 2006
7:00 PM

Post #2439924

58 miles from Collierville, TN via Hwy 72. We live in the country right at the TN/MS Stateline. 5 miles outside Pocahontas which is on Hwy 57 but the town is so small that if you blink you will miss it altogether.

Judy

This message was edited Jun 27, 2006 2:24 PM
judycooksey
Pocahontas, TN
(Zone 7b)

June 27, 2006
7:20 PM

Post #2440003

Thought this might come in handy in the decision making process.

September 2005 Temps, Plus average temps
1
Actual: 90 | 65
Average: 89 | 66

2
Actual: 92 | 69
Average: 88 | 66

3
Actual: 90 | 65
Average: 88 | 66


4
Actual: 88 | 61
Average: 88 | 65

5
Actual: 91 | 65
Average: 88 | 65

6
Actual: 86 | 67
Average: 87 | 65

7
Actual: 87 | 63
Average: 87 | 65

8
Actual: 88 | 64
Average: 87 | 64

9
Actual: 89 | 62
Average: 87 | 64

10
Actual: 92 | 68
Average: 87 | 64

11
Actual: 92 | 63
Average: 86 | 64

12
Actual: 92 | 66
Average: 86 | 63

13
Actual: 92 | 65
Average: 86 | 63

14
Actual: 93 | 68
Average: 85 | 63

15
Actual: 93 | 72
Average: 85 | 62

16
Actual: 89 | 73
Average: 85 | 62

17
Actual: 87 | 67
Average: 85 | 62


18
Actual: 92 | 66
Average: 84 | 61

19
Actual: 94 | 65
Average: 84 | 61

20
Actual: 96 | 68
Average: 84 | 60

21
Actual: 92 | 74
Average: 83 | 60

22
Actual: 93 | 72
Average: 83 | 60

23
Actual: 91 | 74
Average: 83 | 59

24
Actual: 90 | 77
Average: 83 | 59


25
Actual: 78 | 74
Average: 82 | 58

26
Actual: 88 | 73
Average: 82 | 58

27
Actual: 86 | 66
Average: 82 | 57

28
Actual: 89 | 63
Average: 81 | 57

29
Actual: 75 | 54
Average: 81 | 56

30
Actual: 80 | 50
Average: 81 | 56

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

June 28, 2006
1:59 PM

Post #2442790

Well if we trade plants they will need about 6 weeks to settle in before the first frost, that usually comes in Nov. Just so it is on a Sat, so My friend Judy can come with me, right now I don't have any dates filled.
Sandra
judycooksey
Pocahontas, TN
(Zone 7b)

June 28, 2006
2:04 PM

Post #2442812

Estimated First Frost Dates by Zone
Zone 3 September 1st 30th
Zone 4 September 1st 30th
Zone 5 September 30th October 30th
Zone 6 September 30th October 30th
Zone 7 October 15th November 15th
Zone 8 October 30th November 30th
Zone 9 November 30th December 30th
Zone 10 - November 30th December 30th
Zone 11 Frost Free
FlowrLady
-South Central-, IL
(Zone 6a)

June 28, 2006
4:20 PM

Post #2443291

Okay, if we have it Sept. 15 or Sept. 29, there is only a two degree difference. Want to go for October 7? I'd like to do it on SEPT 29.

Can someone else reply to this? Where is everybody?
msfarmergirl
Philadelphia, MS
(Zone 7b)

June 28, 2006
8:36 PM

Post #2444270

Sept 29th sounds good to me. Ya'll just tell me when to show up. I'm not sure how much I'll have to trade but I want to come and see what's happening anyway and get to meet ya'll. I'll come up with something. Do we bring food?
Flwrlady, should we change the thread name or something to get more attention? New at this ya know
Gourdlady2006
Rienzi, MS
(Zone 7a)

June 28, 2006
8:40 PM

Post #2444295

Hello everyone. Good to see that the fall roundup is in the planning stage. I vote for Sept. 15th which "should" give us plenty of time before frost to plant those tender bulbs and fall seeds.

msfarmergirl, you will love the round-up. Everyone is so very nice and everyone brings so many things to share.

Linda
dbibb
Inverness, MS
(Zone 8a)

June 28, 2006
9:52 PM

Post #2444578

Sept. 15 is a Friday. While I am pretty much open for the last 3 weeks in September, I would like the RU be on a Saturday so possibly more people could attend.

Dee
judycooksey
Pocahontas, TN
(Zone 7b)

June 28, 2006
11:30 PM

Post #2444939

So the dates to vote on are Saturdays ... 16th , 23rd or 30th. Is that right?

I've sent out several emails to people in the upper portion of the state, or if I thought they were in the upper portion ... this is what it said.

---------------------------------
Subject: Fall RoundUp/Plant Swap

http://davesgarden.com/forums/t/619913/

Are you close enough to think about coming?? If so please vote on a date on the above thread

Judy
------------------------------
susany828
Collinsville, MS

June 30, 2006
11:13 AM

Post #2450350

I would be interested in making the round up in Tupelo. I won't vote on a day or date though because I am very flexible.

Also, if we don't get rain very, very soon, I won't have any plants left at all... or grass...

Production in the garden has been very disappointing, even with irrigation.
HRood
Columbus, MS

June 30, 2006
11:43 AM

Post #2450410

Sounds like fun, but not sure I can get there. The dry weather has been terrible!! Especially since I planted some new things this spring, and have to keep everything watered.
yardbird
Maben, MS
(Zone 7b)

June 30, 2006
12:21 PM

Post #2450539

I vote for 9/30, but it really doesn't matter I can make it either of the other dates.
NewGardnerPatti
Olive Branch, MS

June 30, 2006
1:18 PM

Post #2450689

I'm close enough to Tupelo and would love to come - anytime! I'm new to this site and new to gardening, so I don't yet have any plants to trade - can I still come? Maybe buy some?
gardenmawmaw
Kokomo, MS

June 30, 2006
1:59 PM

Post #2450847

I am in south Mississippi and I would LOVE to come. Please keep us informed on the final date. Can we buy extra plants if we don't have that many to trade? Please let me know.
Mawmaw46
judycooksey
Pocahontas, TN
(Zone 7b)

June 30, 2006
4:17 PM

Post #2451317

So proud to see susany828, HRood, NewGardnerPatti & gardenmawmaw are interested in the Fall RoundUp!!

Welcome to the Mid-South Gardening Forum!!!

It won't matter if you have plants to swap, it's great visiting with people who love plants as much as you do. Bring a dish, chat and stay all day or a few hours. At the Spring RoundUp there were plenty of plants for everyone.

I don't think selling of plants is allowed, but if anyone knows of a vendor who would like to come bring their plants, ask Dave (owner of DG) or Terry (Admin).

So far it looks like Saturday 9/30 is ahead by one vote...

Judy






tgif
Starkville, MS

June 30, 2006
5:21 PM

Post #2451545

I don't have a preference, but I'll vote for the 30th just to get us on the way!

I have a lot on my plate right now, but I'll keep checking. If you don't hear from me - don't worry! I'll be back , sort of in and out. I don't, at this point, see any conflict in Sept or early Oct for me, so I plan to be at the roundup!
ginni
MississippiRose
Starkville, MS

June 30, 2006
5:59 PM

Post #2451661

Thanks for the email, Judy. I vote for the 23rd of September, with the 16th a close second. I would like to be at the swap, but Mississippi Muddpuppy and I will be out of state Sept 30 and Oct 7.

Scott, aka Mississippi Rose
muddpuppy
Starkville, MS

June 30, 2006
6:19 PM

Post #2451712

Who knew there were so many Mississippians (and southern Tennesseeans, if I'm spelling that right) puttering around in Dave's Garden? Judy, I reallly do appreciate your contacting Mississippi Rose & me, or we wouldn't have known. We love DG's plant files but never go to the forums, so your heads-up was invaluable.

Count me a strong pleasepleaseplease for September 23rd, or even the 16th (even though I know that's pretty hot and early). Tupelo's only an hour and a quarter up the road, and I'd really love to be there and meet everybody - but I'm also going to be out of state 30 Sept and 7 October.

Cheers,

Nel (Muddpuppy)
tgif
Starkville, MS

June 30, 2006
6:48 PM

Post #2451805

I'll go for the 23rd (or the 16th) - no problem for me!!

Now wouldn't it be so silly for me to travel to Tupelo to meet people who live here in Starkville!!!! Muddpuppy (Nel)and MSRose (Scott) - can we meet somewhere "local" soon? Dmail me for phone # and maybe we can meet in town sometime!

I actually live a bit South of town but I go in often.
ginni
judycooksey
Pocahontas, TN
(Zone 7b)

July 1, 2006
12:12 AM

Post #2452956

Scott & Nel,

Welcome to the Mid-South Gardening Forum!!! Hope to see you at the RoundUp.

Judy
yardbird
Maben, MS
(Zone 7b)

July 1, 2006
3:14 AM

Post #2453527

If it doesn't rain there will be a lot of us saying "sorry we don't have plants to trade" but I for one will be there even if I don't have any plants to trade.

As I stated above it doesn't really matter to me which date it is held.

Ruth
HRood
Columbus, MS

July 1, 2006
3:01 PM

Post #2454442

I'm in Columbus, so keep me updated on the Starkville group.
judycooksey
Pocahontas, TN
(Zone 7b)

July 1, 2006
4:31 PM

Post #2454717

I think we need to get together NOW and do a rain dance!!

Our area has:
Tuesday - 20% chance of precipitation
Wednesday - 40% chance

I surely hope it comes true.

Judy
tgif
Starkville, MS

July 1, 2006
6:04 PM

Post #2455057

judy - if you get *any* rain, will you please send us 5% of what you get? I'll take *whatever* I can get!!!

I have a large rain gauge (holds 6 1/2 inches) that I empty once a month. In April we got 1 3/4 inches of rain; in May we got 2 inches of rain; in June we got 2 1/2 inches of rain. Folks, we are *way* behind on water for this time of the year! The water association I'm on is very reasonably priced, but I'm running monthly water bills way beyond the norm. And so many areas are flooding. Weird weather!

Hi HRood, hope we can meet up soon.
ginni
judycooksey
Pocahontas, TN
(Zone 7b)

July 1, 2006
8:26 PM

Post #2455452

tgif,

The forecast for Starkville, MS is a 40% on Wednesday also. I knew we had more rain than the middle part of MS, but I didn't realize ya'll had received so little. PLUS at 3 PM it shows your temp at 99 F. We're at 95.6 F which is bad enough.

Thank Goodness we have a very, very deep well with a larger than normal holding tank. When we were talking to the well company I told them I wouldn't ever be commercial but I would exceed "normal" capacity.

Praying for rain for us all.

Judy
HRood
Columbus, MS

July 1, 2006
8:58 PM

Post #2455562

Count me in on the praying for rain. I am watering all over, including some well established Azaleas that I haven't watered in over ten years!

I just got back from Gulfport where the temperature on my car dash said 111.
judycooksey
Pocahontas, TN
(Zone 7b)

July 1, 2006
9:39 PM

Post #2455704

Just thinking about 111 makes me dizzy!!!

I can't do HOT. I don't prespire like a normal person so I get over-heated and sick real quick. If Big Bob is around he warns me when my face turns red since I have no idea I'm that hot, until it is too late.

The heat is my big reservation in regard to the date of the RoundUp, but I'll make sure Bob comes with me and when I get too hot I'll tell everyone I'll see them in the Spring. It definitely will not keep me from attending at least for awhile.

Is it OK with everyone to accommodate Nel (Muddpuppy) by having the RoundUp 9/23?? If so please let us know.

Judy

dbibb
Inverness, MS
(Zone 8a)

July 1, 2006
10:28 PM

Post #2455898

Hello everybody!!!!

9/23 is perfectly fine with me.

I hope to see everyone there.

Dee
Gourdlady2006
Rienzi, MS
(Zone 7a)

July 2, 2006
3:48 AM

Post #2457026

Hi Ya'll.. Sept 23 is okay with me also.

Linda
judycooksey
Pocahontas, TN
(Zone 7b)

July 2, 2006
5:25 PM

Post #2458460

I keep going back and forth what I would like for the roundup to be called

- Mid-South RoundUp

- MS RoundUP

It is the Mid-South Forum, but the roundup is being held in MS. I like both names so tell us what you think!!!

Judy
tgif
Starkville, MS

July 2, 2006
8:41 PM

Post #2459091

how 'bout "Ya'll come" ? "Come one, come all" ? "The South gon' rise again!",
"Southern Hospitality" ? "Southern Lights" ? "Southern Plants" ? I think MS is too limiting. We have many people from other States that want to come. "Mid-South" covers more territory and, hopefully, will make other Southerners feel welcome.

Judy, I'm with you - I don't want to make anyone feel out of place or left out, but we really need a name that will be good for all the good times to come. I'm sure if we keep the 'think tank' open something will come up that will be perfect!

Meanwhile, I'm planning on the fall gathering in Sept - (23?) - and looking forward to seeing/meeting everyone there!
ginni
judycooksey
Pocahontas, TN
(Zone 7b)

July 2, 2006
10:42 PM

Post #2459395

Weather Update for my area...

Tuesday - 30% chance of precipitation T-storms
Wednesday - 60% chance of precipitation Chance of T-storms
Thursday - 50% chance of precipitation

It seems my rain dance is doing GOOD!! The rain dance is also know as the Bully Butt Wiggle, I've had all of "our gang" doing it while I chant "Rain, Rain, Rain". lol lol

Judy

I raise English Bulldogs and we have a great time. They're as stubborn as I am.
tgif
Starkville, MS

July 2, 2006
11:52 PM

Post #2459567

My German Shepherd just wags - no wiggle! But we are out there every day trying!!! I have been hearing distance rumbles for the last hour, can see some cloud looking things in the right direction - it is still 91 degrees (was 101 at 1:00 and I'm glad I don't have anything that gives humidity!!!). Off to do some more "dancing!!!!

I was able to get a little weeding and planting done early this am, but gave it up around 9:30 when it hit 92 degrees. I went to the craft studio and made up 4 1/2 dozen sheets of paper for my Mom for her Christmas cards. Yes, Christmas in July really can happen! She has a complicated design this year and needs all the extra time she can get. I have mine designed but, I'm going to get all of hers done first before I get started on mine. Don't worry - I will probably still be mid-December getting them mailed!

Meanwhile - I need rain, cooler temps and we need to keep going on plans and a name for the Fall gathering! I have already startied looking at thngs that need dividing or just plane moving out of here to make room for other beautiful plants.

I sure hope SOMEBODY gets some rain soon!
ginni
judycooksey
Pocahontas, TN
(Zone 7b)

July 3, 2006
11:01 AM

Post #2460937

Starkville, MS Rain Forecast

Wed - 40% chance of precipitation Chance of T-storms
Thurs - 50% chance of precipitation Chance of T-storms
Fri - 20% chance of precipitation Chance of T-storms

Judy
judycooksey
Pocahontas, TN
(Zone 7b)

July 6, 2006
12:36 PM

Post #2473627

Mid-South Fall RoundUp 9/23/06
Natchez Trace Parkway Headquarters
Tupelo MS
9:00 AM

Coffee at 9:00 (bring your own)
Plant Swap at 10:00
Lunch at Noon (bring a dish)


OK it's settled. Now who wants to be the main player in this party; start the RoundUp thread in the RoundUp Forum and there in the Mid-South Forum since we have several "members" who have expressed interest but can't access the RoundUp Forum because it is subscribers only.

So who wants to be the main player of this event??

Judy


This message was edited Jul 6, 2006 1:24 PM
FlowrLady
-South Central-, IL
(Zone 6a)

July 6, 2006
5:33 PM

Post #2474729

I can start the thread. Last time we all just pitched in together and had such a good time. Can we do it that way this time, too?
msfarmergirl
Philadelphia, MS
(Zone 7b)

July 8, 2006
1:28 AM

Post #2480384

Hi ya'll. Sure did miss a lot while the computer was down...we did get rain here one day this week (i've had the summer crud and with the holiday, I'm not sure what day it rained..think it was Tuesday). Sounds like ya'll have the roundup well lined up. Sure hope we can make it.
Oh, I agree that the name of the roundup needs to be broadened. No ideas though. I guess the "Dixie" is no longer policitally correct and covers more area than the mid-south and that's the only thing that popped into this dull brain
Deb
judycooksey
Pocahontas, TN
(Zone 7b)

July 8, 2006
1:32 AM

Post #2480407

I think the summer crud came in with the rain, I have it also.

Judy
dbibb
Inverness, MS
(Zone 8a)

July 8, 2006
10:58 AM

Post #2481487

Joining in with the crowd with the'crud"

The rain did bring it, I'm positive. But, since I wanted rain sooooo bad...I will just manage.

Dee :)
corgimom
Pontotoc, MS
(Zone 7b)

July 8, 2006
8:20 PM

Post #2482803

Hello to all of you ! Guess ya'll have been thankful ole loudmouth me has been quiet for a while. I just got on long enough to blab on the dayliy forum and that was all. I worked and worked trying to get my yard weeded just enough to make it so it wouldn't swallow visitors up and then the folks that were supposed to come for a tour didn't come !!! Guess that was one way to make me get out and work in my yard though.

I haven't been out there in it for several weeks until this morning and I couldn't believe the weeds ! Since I weeded in June and cut the daylilies back some it just seemed to encourage more weeds to grow ! We haven't had rain either, so don't know how the weeds can be so thick, but you cannot see the pathways due to weeds again ! It is too hot for me to work out there now. Like Judy, I get overheated before I know it (but mine is due to medication I take) and can get sick or pass out. Guess,once again, the weeds will just reseed and take over and all my hard work in the spring was for nothing:-(

Libby
joannewatson
Collierville, TN

July 10, 2006
8:59 PM

Post #2490394

9/23, my husband will be in FL for a meeting, then visiting family in FL, I'm supposed to go down. If that does not happen, count me in for the 23rd.
Thanks, Joanne
judycooksey
Pocahontas, TN
(Zone 7b)

July 11, 2006
12:17 AM

Post #2491059

Joanne - we hope you will be able to come join us.

Libby - Bless your heart I know exactly how you feel!!! I need to be 10 people to keep up around here.

Judy

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

July 11, 2006
1:11 PM

Post #2492580

Libby and Judy, I have had a heat problem this summer also. I am a summertime girl and I have had a hard time this year. Every time I get too hot my sugar goes sky high. Then that makes me sick. Any more diabetics having trouble with the heat this year.
Sandra
justdeb
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 13, 2006
12:11 AM

Post #2498987

not from heat. Two of three of my kids are, and the eldest has problems with skyrocketing bgs on cloudy days. Never any issues on sunny days.
Are you using a pump? Could your insulin be suffering diminished effectiveness from the extra heat? Or if you are less active, because of the heat, it could be insulin resistance.
:-)
Ooops, not the parenting a dm forum. Sorry... old habits are hard to break.

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

July 13, 2006
3:44 PM

Post #2501264

No I am not on insulin still on oral meds, I am a type 2.
I need a parent to watch over me, I am a bad girl most of the time.
I love all the things that help me to eat right, but it gets so very boring when you stay away from the things you know you need to. I know when I have eaten things that make it go up, but I am one of those people that have the same symptoms of high or low. So when I start to feel shaky I always have to test to see which it is. Since the hot weather it has seemed to always be high instead of low.
Sandra
justdeb
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 14, 2006
12:02 AM

Post #2502951

:-)
You're too funny.
At the ripe old age of 5, my oldest child expressed sympathy for type IIs & how much harder it must be for them. He explained that it had to be hard to learn how to do things different, where he only knew one way to live...then he fed his baby sister a bunch of ants. For three whole minutes I thought I had a boy genius on my hands. LOL

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

July 14, 2006
12:43 PM

Post #2504506

Well at least he didn't give her choclate covered ants--lol.
God Bless those little darlings.
Sandra
justdeb
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 14, 2006
11:16 PM

Post #2506626

If you ever need anything, please let me know. I understand that insurance is better now for type IIs, but if you are in a jam...I've been there and things like test strips are not optional. :-) I always have a good supply on hand, just in case of an emergency and we can't get to the pharmacy for a few months. ;-)

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

July 15, 2006
9:07 PM

Post #2509510

Thanks Deb, I keep plenty of supplies on hand. I am disabled so I do have Medicare and my hubby has me on his insurance at work. I know it is hard for a lot of people to get the things they need though and if I had to pay outright it would be hard for me too. I do have to pay and then turn into the insurance, but then they repay us.
Do you take your kids to UA ? My step daughter had to go there 2 years ago and it is a great hospital, they had her better in 24 hours when we got her there we were worried about losing her. She was flown there from the hospital at Corinth MS and the improvement was so fast after she got there.
Sandra
justdeb
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 15, 2006
11:41 PM

Post #2509985

They go to children's hospital. We are very fortunate for such excellent care. When my son was 12 he slipped into a dka coma. They said he would not live, and if by any chance he managed to survive he would never come out of the coma. We didn't give up. I sat there by his side for 8 days and refused to move (boy, did my bladder get full- lol) and he came out of the coma. It was a miracle, but they did not give up on him. Here is a picture of him last year, just before senior prom (look -- monkey grass in the background!!!! AAARRRGGGGHHHHH!)

Thumbnail by justdeb
Click the image for an enlarged view.

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

July 15, 2006
11:59 PM

Post #2510039

What a nice looking young man he is----docs don't have the final word on who lives and who doesn't.
Sandra
justdeb
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 16, 2006
2:03 AM

Post #2510519

Dont' I know it!

Hey, on a different note, see the shrub behind him on the left? It's on the far side of the oak? This pic was taken May of 05. I didn't know what that shrub was until a few months ago. It's a gardenia. I thought it wasn't doing so well, but I obviously didn't notice how much it had grown until I saw this pic. Look at the gardenia in this pic taken today. Isn't that pretty good growth for 1 years time? I guess it is in an okay spot, eh? :-)

Thumbnail by justdeb
Click the image for an enlarged view.

edenawaitsme
Augusta, AR
(Zone 8a)

July 16, 2006
4:16 AM

Post #2510878

Wow Deb, your gardens look fabulous! Love the terraced look.
FlowrLady
-South Central-, IL
(Zone 6a)

July 16, 2006
10:53 PM

Post #2513161

Deb, did your gardenia bloom for you this year? They have one of the most wonderful fragrances in the garden! Mine bloomed... but I didn't know it until I -smelled- it! My gunnera has grown very large and covered it up... I surely did go and find it after I smelled it! I love them.

You have a very handsome son! It looks like he was waiting to pull a joke on you! Isn't it great to get them all the way through school? I'm so thankful that you were able to "keep" him. God is good.
justdeb
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 17, 2006
1:41 AM

Post #2513672

Yes, the gardenias are still blooming, maybe not as heavily, but still smell wonderful. I cut 2-3 everyday and braid or twist into my hair before I go to work. :-) I don't wear perfume and throughout the day I can smell it when I turn my head. Definately makes the office so much nicer.

All my kids have some bizare strange sense of humor and most likely, every moment hides a joke lurking beneath the surface. I have no idea where they get this dry humor. ;-)

If someone were to ask me what I've found to be the most rewarding moments, it would be those when I stand back and look at my children and realize that I like them for the people that they are. Above and beyond the fact that they are my children and love dearly, I would still like them as people, if circumstances were that they were not mine.

Heck, my son moved out and still drops by and visits often. I love the fact that I'll get calls from my son indicating I need to come out to the parking lot where I work and find him in his vehicle, holding out a covered dish for me to take before he drives away. He surprises me with dinner like this fairly often. Pretty cool.

On another note, my oldest son is currently fighting fires in Southern California. I try not to dwell, because I worry. When the fire season is over I'll start to sleep again.
FlowrLady
-South Central-, IL
(Zone 6a)

July 17, 2006
3:58 AM

Post #2514187

Deb, my son now has three grandchildren... but he and my favorite DIL include me in lots of things that they do. And, he surprises me like your son does. He does special things for me that make me so happy and proud. You never know when you're "growing them up" how they will turn out! Mine makes me thankful and proud! :)
joannewatson
Collierville, TN

August 10, 2006
3:47 PM

Post #2607277

Deb, Sandra and anyone I might have missed. I am a type 1 diabetic for 35 years. I've been on a pump for about 8-9 years and love it. Sometimes when I work in the yard I turn it off as I am crashing a lot from the exertion. I also don't recognize low blood sugars the way I used to and the heat makes it twice as hard. Usually if I turn the pump off all day, I work enough to keep it low, sometimes though I'll check it and it will be 300.
So, when is the roundup / plant swap?
Thanks, Joanne
tgif
Starkville, MS

August 10, 2006
4:06 PM

Post #2607347

joannewatson - I just realized we hadn't heard from you, along with several others, for awhile. I wish I knew how to do the link thing, but you can look us up on the other threads if you are still interested in the roundup. It will be Sept 23rd at the Natchez Trace Visitor Center.

Look for the Mid-South Fall round up at the top of the forum - it is a "sticky" which means it stays at the top of the list. There are links to other pertinant threads and all the info is there. I really hope you can join us. It will be fun for all. You don't have to bring plants, but lunch will be sort of and old fasion "box" lunch style. Just bring whatever you want. I just figure on sandwich stuff, tuna, cheese, iced tea etc, and will have plenty to share.

Meanwhile, I'll see if judycooksey will be so sweet and put in a link from 'here to there'!

Hope you can join us.
ginni
FlowrLady
-South Central-, IL
(Zone 6a)

August 10, 2006
4:39 PM

Post #2607457

Joanne, there are two threads in the Mid-South Forums. One announces the RU, the other is the thread for swaps. Judy can put a link in here for everyone :) I don't know how, either.
tgif
Starkville, MS

August 10, 2006
4:45 PM

Post #2607472

I noticed several other names that we seem to have 'misplaced'.

HRood - are you still there?
NewGardnerPatti - can you join us?
gardenermawmaw - love to see you
MississippiRose - please join us
muddpuppy - wouldn't be the same without you
and certainly joannewatson - we want to meet you, too.

Hope we can get all of you in with us at the roundup, plus any others that can make it!
ginni
judycooksey
Pocahontas, TN
(Zone 7b)

August 10, 2006
6:30 PM

Post #2607759

Links for the following threads

Mid-South Gardening: Mid-South Fall RoundUp on Sept. 23, 2006
Click here http://davesgarden.com/forums/t/623603/

Mid-South Fall RoundUp on Sept. 23, 2006 - Plant Swap
Click here http://davesgarden.com/forums/t/624360/

Would love to see you there!!

Judy
FlowrLady
-South Central-, IL
(Zone 6a)

August 10, 2006
6:34 PM

Post #2607764

Judy, thanks!
tgif
Starkville, MS

August 10, 2006
7:55 PM

Post #2607988

thanks judy - you are a whiz!

Hope all still watching can catch up and join us!
ginni
HRood
Columbus, MS

August 22, 2006
11:40 PM

Post #2649261

I am still here. I have a business meeting on the weekend of the 23rd, so I can't come. Keep me updated on other possibilities.

tgif
Starkville, MS

August 23, 2006
12:10 AM

Post #2649359

Oh, rats!!! - we will miss you. But, hopefully, we will meet again in the Spring and you can join the fun.
ginni
muddpuppy
Starkville, MS

September 4, 2006
2:58 PM

Post #2690136

Hey there, and thanks for asking - yep, Mississippi Rose and I will most definitely be there. Dunno if we have anything worthwhile to swap, though - drought is so bad at our digs just south of Starkville, even the weeds are dying. Nonetheless, see ya there! Cheers, Muddpuppy

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