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Fall Roundup

Philadelphia, MS(Zone 7b)

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

Maben, MS(Zone 7b)

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

Philadelphia, MS(Zone 7b)

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.

Pocahontas, TN(Zone 7b)

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

-South Central-, IL(Zone 6a)

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

Pocahontas, TN(Zone 7b)

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

Judy

Collierville, TN

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

Pocahontas, TN(Zone 7b)

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

Pocahontas, TN(Zone 7b)

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

Ripley, MS

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

Pocahontas, TN(Zone 7b)

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

-South Central-, IL(Zone 6a)

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?

Philadelphia, MS(Zone 7b)

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

Rienzi, MS(Zone 7a)

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

Inverness, MS(Zone 8a)

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

Pocahontas, TN(Zone 7b)

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.

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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
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Collinsville, MS

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.

Columbus, MS

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.

Maben, MS(Zone 7b)

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

Olive Branch, MS

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?

Kokomo, MS

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

Pocahontas, TN(Zone 7b)

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






Starkville, MS

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

Starkville, MS

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

Starkville, MS

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)

Starkville, MS

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

Pocahontas, TN(Zone 7b)

Scott & Nel,

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

Judy

Maben, MS(Zone 7b)

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

Columbus, MS

I'm in Columbus, so keep me updated on the Starkville group.

Pocahontas, TN(Zone 7b)

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

Starkville, MS

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

Pocahontas, TN(Zone 7b)

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

Columbus, MS

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.

Pocahontas, TN(Zone 7b)

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

Inverness, MS(Zone 8a)

Hello everybody!!!!

9/23 is perfectly fine with me.

I hope to see everyone there.

Dee

Rienzi, MS(Zone 7a)

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

Linda

Pocahontas, TN(Zone 7b)

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

Starkville, MS

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

Pocahontas, TN(Zone 7b)

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.

Starkville, MS

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

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