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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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
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
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...
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
Mid-South Fall RoundUp 9/23/06
Natchez Trace Parkway Headquarters
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??
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
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 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.
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.
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.
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
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. ;-)
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.
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!)
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? :-)
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.
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.
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! :)
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?
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'!
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!
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