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Upper Midwest Gardening: Ice Breaker for '08 UMW RU #2

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jasmerr
Merrimac, WI
(Zone 4b)

February 7, 2008
5:32 PM

Post #4507541

Continued from http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/805655/

[quote]have we decided on any kind of identifiable attire?[/quote]
I think it's too cold for my t-shirt, but I will be carrying my purple tote bag with the DG logo on it.

False - I have not been gardening for over 40 years.

The person below me is careful not to plant invasive's.
marie_
West Central, WI
(Zone 4a)

February 7, 2008
6:07 PM

Post #4507708

True...I have enough invasives that are naturally occurring to deal with.

The person below me uses 'pet safe' and 'landscape safe' salt when trying to get rid of ice on their driveway and walkways.
Equilibrium

February 7, 2008
7:55 PM

Post #4508119

True, we use the good salt.

The person below me bought a few tropical plants recently to while away the remaining 2 months of winter.
sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

February 7, 2008
8:41 PM

Post #4508316

False, I would just kill them anyway-just like everything I tried to over winter. :(

The person below me still has kids living at home.
magnolialover
Southern, WI
(Zone 5a)

February 7, 2008
8:53 PM

Post #4508376

Sure do, two young daughters in fact ;)

The person below me has an auger (one of those fancy contraptions) to help dig the holes for planting .


Maxine
Western, WI
(Zone 4a)

February 7, 2008
8:56 PM

Post #4508385

Nope, no kids. Person below has ordered many bulbs and plants for spring planting.
Below is one of my amaryllis.
Name, Rosette A new one for me this yr.

Maxine

Thumbnail by Maxine
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Maxine
Western, WI
(Zone 4a)

February 7, 2008
8:57 PM

Post #4508394

Yes Mags, I do have a long auger. DH made it for me and I can plant 50 bulbs or more per hr.
Now what.

I am running out of things. Person below is going to many plant seminars this spring?

Maxine
Leftwood
Saint Bonifacius, MN
(Zone 4a)

February 7, 2008
9:03 PM

Post #4508421

Mmmm . . . well, not a lot.

The person beneath me is giving a plant seminar(s) this season. (and what are they?)
Equilibrium

February 7, 2008
9:55 PM

Post #4508605

True, I'm slated to speak at several seminars and workshops. Since it's me replying, ten to one odds 99% of the people posting here know what the subject matter of my speeches will be ;)

The person below me loves gardening in dappled shade.
Ticker
Lisbon, IA
(Zone 5a)

February 7, 2008
10:22 PM

Post #4508703

True, it's so much easier to do in the heat of the day than total sun.

The person below me does significant shade gardening..
McGlory
Southeast, NE
(Zone 5a)

February 8, 2008
12:16 AM

Post #4509297

False. I only have a little tiny bitty bit of shade. Full sun now? There's LOTS of that!

The person below deals with water problems: too much in spots, too difficult to get water to the garden, etc.
bigcityal
Menasha, WI
(Zone 5a)

February 8, 2008
12:29 AM

Post #4509353

Lauren - Is it on self injury prevention?

False to the water problems.

The person below has bonsai plants
Hyblaean
Niles, IL
(Zone 5b)

February 8, 2008
12:51 AM

Post #4509428

False, I have a few lilies that seem weirdly stunted, but no real bonsai

The person below me has a child named after a month, flower or plant.
GardenGeek_WI
Central, WI
(Zone 4a)

February 8, 2008
1:01 AM

Post #4509456

False, no kids here.

The person below me loves their furkids more than they even like Some people,,,lol
Equilibrium

February 8, 2008
1:34 AM

Post #4509600

[quote] Lauren - Is it on self injury prevention? [/quote] Ha ha ha, nope but I could probably write a book on how to destroy one's body while gardening quite easily.

False, I love people more than my furbabies.

The person below would like to try rain chains some day. Sure do wish the attractive ones weren't so darn expensive.



marie_
West Central, WI
(Zone 4a)

February 8, 2008
2:45 AM

Post #4509949

False...I don't actually have a good place for one. My sister has a beautiful copper rain chain that works well for her.

The person below me is planning to participate on May 3rd, in the official, 4th annual World Naked Gardening Day.
McGlory
Southeast, NE
(Zone 5a)

February 8, 2008
3:09 AM

Post #4510030

False. But darn! If I'd have only known. (Just Kidding) The Iowa folks are having their RU that day. LOL! Maybe someone should suggest it to them?

The person below wishes the neighbors would participate in the May 3rd, 4th annual World Naked Gardening Day.
llilyfan
South Central, IA
(Zone 5a)

February 8, 2008
3:14 AM

Post #4510045

OMG NO! and please don't mention it to Wanda or she might get ideas!!!!!!LOL

The person below me is learning a new hobby to help pass the winter days
Equilibrium

February 8, 2008
3:55 AM

Post #4510188

[quote] The person below wishes the neighbors would participate in the May 3rd, 4th annual World Naked Gardening Day. [/quote] Oh the things one learns here at DG! I had no idea such a day existed!

True, I'm sort of trying to learn a new hobby... how to use my newest camera. I even downloaded quick start directions for it as well as the manual.

The person below me has had or currently has a terrarium or wardian case of some sort in their home.
Hyblaean
Niles, IL
(Zone 5b)

February 8, 2008
4:00 AM

Post #4510203

No, but I would love to

The person below me has no neighbors
marie_
West Central, WI
(Zone 4a)

February 8, 2008
5:32 AM

Post #4510548

Currently True. My neighbors to either side are seasonal, so I won't be seeing much of them until we've got warmer weather.

The person below me is wondering why they are still on-line instead of in bed.

meezersfive

meezersfive
waukesha, WI
(Zone 5a)

February 8, 2008
12:33 PM

Post #4510911

My neighbors are signing a petition to prevent me from participating in Naked Gardening Day. And I've already been to bed and the cats are pestering me for breakfast,

The person below me has started winter sowing successfully.
sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

February 8, 2008
1:39 PM

Post #4511096

False, I have everything but the soil and really NEED to get busy with it, but first...

The person below me has all their seeds in a row. (Organized and ready to do what they need to do with them)
GardenGeek_WI
Central, WI
(Zone 4a)

February 8, 2008
3:11 PM

Post #4511509

False, that would be the day that I was prepared,,,why jump on these things,,,lol

The person below me loves to cook on the grill.
sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

February 8, 2008
4:14 PM

Post #4511834

How very true!!!

The person below me always burns brats on the grill (easy to do because of all the grease dripping down.)
McGlory
Southeast, NE
(Zone 5a)

February 8, 2008
4:27 PM

Post #4511901

False. I don't do grill cooking, and let Handsome Man do it instead. He's pretty good at not burning though.

The person below has a birdbath, not just for garden art, but actually for the birds to use.
llilyfan
South Central, IA
(Zone 5a)

February 8, 2008
5:35 PM

Post #4512158

True. two for the birds and one for garden art.

The person below me has 'too many irons in the fire'
magnolialover
Southern, WI
(Zone 5a)

February 8, 2008
6:10 PM

Post #4512309

True. I continually juggle a million things, only to take more on.

The person below me wants Lefty , llilyfan & Ticker to join us at our roundup this summer.
Equilibrium

February 8, 2008
6:25 PM

Post #4512368

True! True! True!

The person below me always lusts for plants for Mother's Day or Father's Day... or their birthday... or Christmas...

magnolialover
Southern, WI
(Zone 5a)

February 8, 2008
6:29 PM

Post #4512384

True, True True!!! They make the best-est easiest most loved gifts, now don't they?

The person below me has hybridized and named their own plant.
bigcityal
Menasha, WI
(Zone 5a)

February 8, 2008
6:31 PM

Post #4512387

Not officially true, although I did have cosmos cross and named and saved the seeds from them.

The person below works outside.
llilyfan
South Central, IA
(Zone 5a)

February 8, 2008
6:34 PM

Post #4512393

Not anymore. Now I have an 'inside' job!

The person below has big plans to go to at least one Plant Society Show this year.
Leftwood
Saint Bonifacius, MN
(Zone 4a)

February 8, 2008
7:50 PM

Post #4512662

Big plans? I guess so. Lily shows are required as training if you are going to be a Lily Show judge. Parts I and II start this Sunday.

How do you know if you have successfully wintersowed?
I do have a weed coming up in one of my pots . . . does that count?

The person beneath me watches cooking shows.

This message was edited Feb 8, 2008 1:52 PM
Ticker
Lisbon, IA
(Zone 5a)

February 8, 2008
8:06 PM

Post #4512714

True, watch cooking shows all the time and then we go out to eat! :) LOL

The person below me is tired of being at work this afternoon..
sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

February 8, 2008
9:51 PM

Post #4512983

False, I work at home (day care) and only have one wee one today-such a simple day I forget I am "working".

The person below me will eat at least one meal out this weekend.

Jeannie63

Jeannie63
Mequon, WI
(Zone 4b)

February 8, 2008
10:31 PM

Post #4513114

True! I am going out to breakfast with my sisters.

The person below me got at least one gardening item for Christmas this past year.
Maxine
Western, WI
(Zone 4a)

February 8, 2008
10:50 PM

Post #4513168

I sure did. Our son-in-law and daughter gave us copper "solar" string of lights for where ever I want them.
Son and Daughter-in-law gave us a statue for the garden.

I am truly blessed with my children.

Person below is going to enjoy the cold weather predicted for this weekend.
I am not moving away from our wood stove, except to chuck some more wood.

Maxine
sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

February 8, 2008
11:04 PM

Post #4513204

False False False False-NEVER do I enjoy cold weather!!
(Hey Jeannie63 I am going to breakfast with my sisters tomorrow too!)
The person below me is staying home safe and warm all weekend
bacarney
Chicago, IL
(Zone 5b)

February 9, 2008
12:31 AM

Post #4513493

Too true. That's my plan.

The person below me has already figured out what they will cook over this very cold, cold February weekend. I'm planning to make rugulach--which I have been dreaming about for some time now.
GardenGeek_WI
Central, WI
(Zone 4a)

February 9, 2008
1:10 AM

Post #4513634

Surprisingly true, I'm going to make a nice pot of beef stew.

The person below me loves to go to the library
Hyblaean
Niles, IL
(Zone 5b)

February 9, 2008
1:45 AM

Post #4513771

true, I could live at the library (laugh, and am making beef stew this weekend :)

The person below me has nothing that has to get done this weekend
marie_
West Central, WI
(Zone 4a)

February 9, 2008
3:01 AM

Post #4514178

False...I've got so many things to get accomplished at home that I get overwhelmed just thinking about it, and then hardly get anything accomplished.

The person below me is planning to watch Paul James 'the Gardener Guy', on Gardening by the Yard this weekend.
McGlory
Southeast, NE
(Zone 5a)

February 9, 2008
4:29 PM

Post #4515799

False, I think. I don't watch TV, but that sounds interesting. If you give me the network or whateveritscalled that carries that show, I might change my answer to true.

The person below knows what date their favorite nursery opens or puts their new spring wares out.
GardenGeek_WI
Central, WI
(Zone 4a)

February 9, 2008
7:16 PM

Post #4516396

True, I know when my favorite nurseries open in the Spring. It's a sickness I tell ya,,,

The person below me doesn't mind weeding during a light rain
marie_
West Central, WI
(Zone 4a)

February 9, 2008
10:50 PM

Post #4517099

True. In fact, if I stubbornly feel that I need to get something finished, I have weeded/gardened in a downpour.

McGlory...check on HGTV for the program.

The person below me is caught up with their snow shoveling for the day.
magnolialover
Southern, WI
(Zone 5a)

February 9, 2008
10:55 PM

Post #4517115

False...how can you get caught up when it continues to snow? So much for light flurries.

The person below me has wished upon a star for something special.
marie_
West Central, WI
(Zone 4a)

February 9, 2008
10:56 PM

Post #4517122

So true!

The person below me is cooking something special for dinner tonight.
jasmerr
Merrimac, WI
(Zone 4b)

February 10, 2008
3:07 AM

Post #4518259

False - we stopped at Carlos O Kelly's after the Garden Expo.

The person below me likes a cup of hot tea before bed.
GardenGeek_WI
Central, WI
(Zone 4a)

February 10, 2008
4:05 AM

Post #4518504

False. Not a tea drinker.

The person below me always eats breakfast in the morning
Maxine
Western, WI
(Zone 4a)

February 10, 2008
11:04 AM

Post #4518916

I sure do, my favorite meal of the day.

Person below me is going to kick back, no snow shoveling today, and just enjoy a day of leisure! LOL

Maxine
McGlory
Southeast, NE
(Zone 5a)

February 10, 2008
3:47 PM

Post #4519468

True, plus laundry. :-p

The person below is taking stock of what plants to divide for the UMW RU.

(I think I don't have all the threads marked, myself)
Maxine
Western, WI
(Zone 4a)

February 10, 2008
4:43 PM

Post #4519677

McGlory, will have to wait and see what survived!!

Person below is figuring out how to WS in this weather and wind.

Maxine

meezersfive

meezersfive
waukesha, WI
(Zone 5a)

February 10, 2008
4:51 PM

Post #4519702

No, this person went outside to get unsoftened water for the house plants and almost froze her bippy off, so doing any kind of winter sowing became an exercise to be avoided at all costs.

The person below me is considering escaping to a sunny beach.
sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

February 10, 2008
4:52 PM

Post #4519706

False, just dreaming of spring.

The person below me is sitting by the fireplace enjoying the warm.

edited cause Sheila and I crossed

This message was edited Feb 10, 2008 10:53 AM
bigcityal
Menasha, WI
(Zone 5a)

February 10, 2008
5:20 PM

Post #4519786

False, although the computer seems to warm up this room nicely.

The person below saves their coffee ground for their garden.
GardenGeek_WI
Central, WI
(Zone 4a)

February 10, 2008
5:56 PM

Post #4519921

False, I don't save anything

The person below me can name every plant that they have and the location in their garden
magnolialover
Southern, WI
(Zone 5a)

February 10, 2008
5:58 PM

Post #4519931

True. I even throw them on top of what would be beds in the winter. Espresso grind ;)

The person below me has an outdoor Jacuzzi that they enjoy in the warm months.
marie_
West Central, WI
(Zone 4a)

February 10, 2008
8:55 PM

Post #4520563

False and false. I don't drink coffee, so therefore no coffe grounds. I wish that I had a system for always knowing what I've got and where it is. Something for my To-Do list.

The person below me has been an active DG co-op participant this year.
Leftwood
Saint Bonifacius, MN
(Zone 4a)

February 10, 2008
11:16 PM

Post #4521071

False.

Boy, you can sure tell who's been cooped up in the house lately . . .
just EVERYONE WHO LIVES IN WISCONSIN !

The person beneath me has never eaten pasnips.
(a sad, sad thing)
Equilibrium

February 10, 2008
11:25 PM

Post #4521098

False, I love all greens but then I love just about anything.

TPBM has discovered a new gardening gadget that s/he simply can't live without and will buy it when possible. If so, what is it.
enya_34
Madison, WI

February 11, 2008
4:53 PM

Post #4524155

True. Soil knife - got one at the garden expo. I can never dig a new area with a small trovel and never start with a big one as I am a firm believer in non-digging nowadays :)

The person below me already saw SOLD OUT on the plant they wanted preorder for April.
grannymarsh
Marquette, MI
(Zone 5a)

February 15, 2008
1:14 PM

Post #4541168

False, I've already ordered my dahlias .

TPBM has had their soil tested within the last year or so.
llilyfan
South Central, IA
(Zone 5a)

February 15, 2008
1:51 PM

Post #4541263

False, I've never had my soil tested.

The person below me has a feathered friend who lives with them in the house.
Ticker
Lisbon, IA
(Zone 5a)

February 15, 2008
1:57 PM

Post #4541285

False, the Tweety would be out flanked by the cats.

The person below me loves to get seat time on on the riding lawn mower.
GardenGeek_WI
Central, WI
(Zone 4a)

February 15, 2008
2:46 PM

Post #4541470

False, Bill won't let me near the riding mower, that's his domain ,,,lol

The person below me has an Arbor in their yard.
sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

February 16, 2008
4:10 AM

Post #4544826

False but would love a gazebo.

TPBM was so excited after the garden expo, they went home and looked at gardening magazines for hours.
enya_34
Madison, WI

February 18, 2008
6:22 AM

Post #4553932

False. The first thing I did was check my bank balance to see if I even should call that living walls co come spring.

TPBM was shoveling ice tonight. It was so pretty to look out the window on those ice gloves on the branches, but boy the snow with the ice crast was heavy here.

meezersfive

meezersfive
waukesha, WI
(Zone 5a)

February 18, 2008
2:07 PM

Post #4554670

Snowing again today. yuck.
bigcityal
Menasha, WI
(Zone 5a)

February 19, 2008
12:27 AM

Post #4557390

True - but plowing ice all night. Did get a few icy pics.

The person below watches golf on TV in the winter.
jasmerr
Merrimac, WI
(Zone 4b)

February 19, 2008
12:31 AM

Post #4557419

Oh, definitely not!

The person below is going sledding this week.
marie_
West Central, WI
(Zone 4a)

February 19, 2008
12:41 AM

Post #4557457

FALSE ! I just came in from 90 minutes of moving snow around...and the wind chill is -10. I don't want anything to do winter ever again.

The person below me has been above freezing in the past two weeks.

meezersfive

meezersfive
waukesha, WI
(Zone 5a)

February 19, 2008
12:47 AM

Post #4557495

Ha!!! I wish. My Valentine's Day roses froze on the front porch so they are sending replacements tomorrow.
jasmerr
Merrimac, WI
(Zone 4b)

February 19, 2008
12:58 AM

Post #4557542

I didn't get any Valentine roses.

The person below me is an excellent ice skater.
grannymarsh
Marquette, MI
(Zone 5a)

February 19, 2008
3:03 AM

Post #4558041

False, altho I used to be. Used to X-country ski also. Now My feet are too old.

TPBM has discovered Crocs (or the knock-offs) They are perfect for gardening.
McGlory
Southeast, NE
(Zone 5a)

February 19, 2008
4:17 AM

Post #4558302

True! I wore out one pair and am working on the second.

The person below is a birdwatcher.
Equilibrium

February 19, 2008
5:02 AM

Post #4558508

False, it's my husband who is the birdwatcher.

TPBM likes moles and shrews in their gardens and considers him/herself lucky if one moves in. Oh I love those critters! They're just so ugly they're cute!
GardenGeek_WI
Central, WI
(Zone 4a)

February 19, 2008
11:19 PM

Post #4561500

False, none here

TPBM wears out at least 2 pair of garden gloves a season
McGlory
Southeast, NE
(Zone 5a)

February 20, 2008
1:00 AM

Post #4561920

False, it's more like six! (I like the cheap one that don't last worth a darn.)

The person below usually direct sows some seeds every year.
jasmerr
Merrimac, WI
(Zone 4b)

February 20, 2008
1:01 AM

Post #4561926

Veggie seeds, but not too many flowers.

The person below me loves fresh spinach.
magnolialover
Southern, WI
(Zone 5a)

February 20, 2008
2:14 AM

Post #4562337

I love fresh spinach, especially in the late fall, when it is fresh picked and super sweet ;)

The person below me likes fresh red carrots or even purple.
marie_
West Central, WI
(Zone 4a)

February 20, 2008
4:15 PM

Post #4564376

True. Love the different varieties of heirloom carrots and a fresh picked carrot is so sweet.

The person below me had temps below zero this morning, with more expected tomorrow.
Maxine
Western, WI
(Zone 4a)

February 20, 2008
4:50 PM

Post #4564518

Oh how true. -8 this morning and expecting -17 tomorrow morning. I am getting to be a wimp with this winter weather and snow every other day. Always when I do my volunteer driving.

Person below me is trying to get a sun tan from the sun shinning thru the windows this morning.

Maxine
llilyfan
South Central, IA
(Zone 5a)

February 20, 2008
5:06 PM

Post #4564587

False! Not in this old cold house! My goosebumps would cause shadows and I'd be speckled.

The person below me has a bad case of spring fever. I do considering we are about 40 degrees below normal!
GardenGeek_WI
Central, WI
(Zone 4a)

February 20, 2008
6:18 PM

Post #4564836

True, a Very bad case.

TPBM has already ordered some plants to arrive this Spring
McGlory
Southeast, NE
(Zone 5a)

February 20, 2008
6:20 PM

Post #4564844

True! A few hundred plants, in fact. And 225 bulbs. No spring fever here!

The person below has his/her spring weekends planned with gardening activities already.
llilyfan
South Central, IA
(Zone 5a)

February 20, 2008
6:45 PM

Post #4564920

True, and even well into summer!

The PB me has put out warm water for the wild birds this winter.
Hyblaean
Niles, IL
(Zone 5b)

February 21, 2008
12:19 AM

Post #4566094

I haven't- I should have, but I haven't. I did put out bread today, although there were no takers. Probably no one wanted to get up and out of their hideaways in this cold.

tpbm has their eye on a new rose
jasmerr
Merrimac, WI
(Zone 4b)

February 21, 2008
12:26 AM

Post #4566123

I'm always looking for 'new' old roses.

The person below me isn't out fixing the furnace stack like I was just doing.
Hyblaean
Niles, IL
(Zone 5b)

February 21, 2008
12:31 AM

Post #4566154

http://www.weather.com/multimedia/videoplayer.html?clip=9900&from=news_top_video
Wednesday's full lunar eclipse forecast

:) probably not the right place to post, but wanted to share
Ticker
Lisbon, IA
(Zone 5a)

February 21, 2008
12:32 AM

Post #4566158

True, I was not out fixing the furnace stack.

TPBM just got off the phone from talking to a local county supervisor about how the snowplow drivers buried the 85 year old disabled neighbors drive with five feet of snow. Jeesh.
marie_
West Central, WI
(Zone 4a)

February 21, 2008
1:56 AM

Post #4566495

False.

The person below me wants to complain to the county about mail box damage from the snow plows.
Ticker
Lisbon, IA
(Zone 5a)

February 21, 2008
2:14 AM

Post #4566593

Don't call the county supervisors, they are useless..
marie_
West Central, WI
(Zone 4a)

February 21, 2008
2:38 AM

Post #4566698

Why is that not a surprise? Try standing in the middle of the road and flag down the snow plow driver. That'll work. NOT!
Equilibrium

February 21, 2008
2:59 AM

Post #4566783

What mailbox? I think mine ended up on the other side of the street under about 10' of snow. I have no bills! Yay!
marie_
West Central, WI
(Zone 4a)

February 21, 2008
3:41 AM

Post #4566977

Mine has a serious lean to the south, but it's hard to even see the mail box because it's nearly completely encased in compacted ice/snow/sand. I suspect that all that is actually holding it up at all is the surrounding ice/snow/sand.
jasmerr
Merrimac, WI
(Zone 4b)

February 21, 2008
3:59 AM

Post #4567051

Isn't that damaging Federal property.

The person below me isn't planning to plant anything new this year.
Ticker
Lisbon, IA
(Zone 5a)

February 21, 2008
4:14 AM

Post #4567147

False!! I've got tons of lily bulbs ordered and then there is all the stuff from last year that I healed into the garden cause I didn't get to it. :)

Oh yeah, Supervisor called me back, snowbank will be moved out of 85 year old disabled neighbors driveway tomorrow morning. Give people the chance to do right and sometimes they will. :)

TPBM is good at greasing squeaky wheels. :)
Equilibrium

February 21, 2008
4:50 AM

Post #4567296

Grease? Yuck. That's what I have a husband for.

TPBM considered becoming a vegan.
jasmerr
Merrimac, WI
(Zone 4b)

February 21, 2008
2:03 PM

Post #4568081

True, but decided against.

The person below is reading a really good book (if true, please tell name.)
grannymarsh
Marquette, MI
(Zone 5a)

February 21, 2008
3:31 PM

Post #4568404

Just finished a good book "A Thousand Splendid Suns" by Khaled Hosseini. Who also wrote "The Kite Runner"

TPBM watched the eclipse last night.
bigcityal
Menasha, WI
(Zone 5a)

February 21, 2008
4:54 PM

Post #4568700

True, it was a near full moon and not late at night - you had to.

The person below goes skiing.
McGlory
Southeast, NE
(Zone 5a)

February 21, 2008
8:57 PM

Post #4569581

False. Never tried snow skiing and gave up on water skiing in my teens.

The person below prefers botanical names to common names. (Have we had that one yet?)
llilyfan
South Central, IA
(Zone 5a)

February 21, 2008
9:40 PM

Post #4569717

False! But I am trying to learn them so can speak Plant better.

The person below loves country western music to garden by
Hyblaean
Niles, IL
(Zone 5b)

February 21, 2008
10:25 PM

Post #4569845

No, but I love to garden while listening to an audible story!

TPBM listens to nothing but the birds while they garden
marie_
West Central, WI
(Zone 4a)

February 21, 2008
10:40 PM

Post #4569884

True. I don't like anything to disrupt the world as it is when I'm outside. Birds, dogs, cats, frogs and even boats out on the lake...the sounds that should be there. Of course I prefer no boats, but I don't own the lake.

The person below me is anticipating a beautiful weekend with warmer temps and No New Snow.
TwinLakesChef
OC, CA & Twin Lakes , IA
(Zone 4b)

February 22, 2008
1:10 AM

Post #4570453

That'd be me . . .

I am in not-so "sunny" Southern California and will be hosting a DG garden party on Saturday for 25. Still warmer than Iowa.

I have been out in the garden working all day and it sure helped to beat away the winter blues in Iowa.

The person below me will NOT give me a bad time for "rubbing it in".
marie_
West Central, WI
(Zone 4a)

February 22, 2008
2:36 AM

Post #4570791

FALSE...I had -25 this morning.

The person below me is planning a winter get-a-way to anywhere warmer.
McGlory
Southeast, NE
(Zone 5a)

February 22, 2008
2:51 AM

Post #4570860

False. Would you believe we're going to Fargo, North Dakota next weekend??? Me neither.

The person below wishes they were with TLC enjoying a garden party on Saturday?. :-)
Ticker
Lisbon, IA
(Zone 5a)

February 22, 2008
4:04 AM

Post #4571178

True, Don't we all!

TPBM is glad they are not going with McGlory to Fargo. (watch out for chipper shredders up there). ;) LOL
TwinLakesChef
OC, CA & Twin Lakes , IA
(Zone 4b)

February 22, 2008
4:49 AM

Post #4571381

True
It's bad enough I have to come back to Iowa next week. But she must be going for some good reason.


The person below me is looking forward to something special in their garden this Spring.
llilyfan
South Central, IA
(Zone 5a)

February 22, 2008
5:32 AM

Post #4571627

True, true, true, those double oriental lilies I got from the Faraway Flowers lily Co-op

The person below has a terrible addiction to chocolate and goes to extremes to satisfy it!
Equilibrium

February 22, 2008
5:37 AM

Post #4571649

False, although I do go to extremes to get food in general. I'm not that picky!

The person below me is also replacing their muffler thanks to this wonderful weather and all the frozen ruts and pot holes.
TwinLakesChef
OC, CA & Twin Lakes , IA
(Zone 4b)

February 22, 2008
5:52 AM

Post #4571706

False; but my DH's door froze shut on his car and gave him some trouble.
The person below me sells lily bulbs to feed an addiction.

This message was edited Feb 21, 2008 11:52 PM
Maxine
Western, WI
(Zone 4a)

February 22, 2008
11:40 AM

Post #4572028

Nope, give them away!

Person below me is enjoying the brief [dare I say it] spell of warmer weather.
Marie, you live in the wrong place as we only had -13 below yesterday morning.

Maxine
pastime
Waterman, IL
(Zone 5a)

February 22, 2008
1:38 PM

Post #4572299

True, maybe I can start chipping away at the 2" thick ice on my sidewalk. My husband has to walk me to the car, so I don't break my neck. I want some of those strap on spikes you attach to your shoes.

The person below me uses them.



llilyfan
South Central, IA
(Zone 5a)

February 22, 2008
2:12 PM

Post #4572405

False, but I am going to get some 'cause the strap on chains don't work!

The person below found a bright spot in this winter---do tell what it is!
Hyblaean
Niles, IL
(Zone 5b)

February 22, 2008
2:31 PM

Post #4572487

The bright spot of winter (and why I like the north, besides my parents being here) is Spring. Everything coming back more beautiful than what it was when it left. I think it reteaches me hope and patience every year.
...on a more cynical note, my first answer was rock salt.
Tpbm has this weekend free and is going to enjoy it with a good book or garden catalogs.
llilyfan
South Central, IA
(Zone 5a)

February 22, 2008
3:07 PM

Post #4572630

False, my one day off will be a shopping trip to the city to order new cabinets for the kitchen. On the cynic side of bright spots...as I was looking out my south window there were no 'grave markers' the snow has covered all of them :-)

The person below me has an easy hot cocoa recipe
sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

February 23, 2008
4:12 AM

Post #4575881

true, its called Nestle!! LOL

TPBM will sleep in tomorrow morning (not I, my son is in the solo and ensemble tomorrow in Portage and has his first piece at 8:46. We will leave home at 7 a.m.)
marie_
West Central, WI
(Zone 4a)

February 23, 2008
4:19 AM

Post #4575911

True...kind of. I'm working at the local food pantry tomorrow morning, but don't have to leave home until 9:30.

The person below me has a pet snuggling on their lap.
sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

February 23, 2008
4:21 AM

Post #4575916

False, the only pets in my house are fish-I think they would die if they curled up in my lap.

TPBM is getting ready to go to bed just as soon as they shut down their computer.
llilyfan
South Central, IA
(Zone 5a)

February 23, 2008
4:25 AM

Post #4575939

true, I've had my nap on the couch and am ready for bed

The person below is looking forward to tomorrows warmer temps
McGlory
Southeast, NE
(Zone 5a)

February 23, 2008
1:21 PM

Post #4576674

So true, you can't believe it!

The person below is putting in a new bed (flower or vegetable) this spring.
marie_
West Central, WI
(Zone 4a)

February 23, 2008
3:12 PM

Post #4577057

True...the one that I didn't get to last summer.

The person below me has made their hotel reservation for our RU.
llilyfan
South Central, IA
(Zone 5a)

February 23, 2008
3:56 PM

Post #4577293

True, it took some doing however; False actually, I was thinking of the IA Round-up

TPB has started a new decorating project that is overwhelming

This message was edited Feb 23, 2008 11:09 AM
Hyblaean
Niles, IL
(Zone 5b)

February 23, 2008
3:58 PM

Post #4577304

True- I am redoing my studio/study/guest bedroom and it will probably take 5 years...if it gets done.

TPBM has been outside a few times today just to enjoy the air
GardenGeek_WI
Central, WI
(Zone 4a)

February 23, 2008
4:17 PM

Post #4577386

False, too cold for me,,,lol However, Bill and about 14 others are on a snowmobile trip today. It's nice out for that as they dress well for it.

TPBM hasn't filed their income taxes yet.
McGlory
Southeast, NE
(Zone 5a)

February 24, 2008
2:28 AM

Post #4579781

False. Got it done the first week of February thanks to Handsome Man.

The person below is enjoying a quiet evening at home.
TwinLakesChef
OC, CA & Twin Lakes , IA
(Zone 4b)

February 24, 2008
3:25 AM

Post #4580020

True
After an all day DG affair in CA, I am delightfully exhausted; had 21 DGers - great food - great conversations - long day - but very rewarding.

It has been raining here since I arrive but a nice warm sun came out for my garden party.

The person below me is going to have warmer weather next week . . have have a better outlook. (I'm bringin' some CA weather home with me on Wed)
McGlory
Southeast, NE
(Zone 5a)

February 27, 2008
7:24 PM

Post #4596843

I don't know. TLC, are you here with the weather yet?

The person below is worried about whether or not he or she will be able to make it to the RU.

CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

February 27, 2008
9:52 PM

Post #4597541

Not me! I am going to 3 of them this year or more!

Person below me is waiting for to much snow to melt.
sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

February 27, 2008
11:56 PM

Post #4597978

Too true, likely to be a flood if it melts too fast! Bernie, are you going to the UMWRU? I will finally get to meet you!!

TPBM has been ill this week.

CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

February 28, 2008
12:28 AM

Post #4598123

False, not sick so far this winter. (To ornery.)

Can't make that one, too late in the spring. Iowa, Missouri, & Kentucky.

TPBM is spending to much on plants this year.
TwinLakesChef
OC, CA & Twin Lakes , IA
(Zone 4b)

February 29, 2008
5:04 AM

Post #4603705

True; spent way too much on lilies this year but it gives us something to look forward to this Spring.

TPBM will see temperatures this week-end warm enough to melt some of this snow.
llilyfan
South Central, IA
(Zone 5a)

February 29, 2008
12:49 PM

Post #4604216

True! Well, at least they say so...will believe when I feel.

The PBM has a forced bloom (not amarylis) open adding a springlike feel to the house.
marie_
West Central, WI
(Zone 4a)

March 3, 2008
10:17 PM

Post #4618111

False...but I've been thinking about doing it.

TPBM is beginning to see signs of Spring. (My first sign yesterday was that all ice fishing shacks had to be off of the ice.)
TwinLakesChef
OC, CA & Twin Lakes , IA
(Zone 4b)

March 3, 2008
11:07 PM

Post #4618297

False; ice shacks are still out on Twin Lakes.

TPBM has started some seeds.

Jeannie63

Jeannie63
Mequon, WI
(Zone 4b)

March 3, 2008
11:43 PM

Post #4618453

Yes! I planted on Saturday and Sunday, and the zinnias have sprouted already!!

TPBM doesn't answer most of these posts because s/he can't think of a good 'next question'
magnolialover
Southern, WI
(Zone 5a)

March 4, 2008
12:19 AM

Post #4618642

Yes. True . (Good one , by the way, I should have thought of that one ;) )

TPBM knows where Port Wing Wi. is...
GardenGeek_WI
Central, WI
(Zone 4a)

March 4, 2008
12:23 AM

Post #4618673

False

TPBM still has their long johns on
marie_
West Central, WI
(Zone 4a)

March 4, 2008
2:46 AM

Post #4619388

True! And they'll be staying on since the temps are supposed to drop wayyyy down again. Geez!

TPBM is looking forward to Daylight Savings Time.

CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

March 4, 2008
3:52 AM

Post #4619771

False, I like getting started early in the morning, but not in the dark!

TPBM needs some Glad bulbs. (Going to place ad in classifieds.)
McGlory
Southeast, NE
(Zone 5a)

March 4, 2008
3:59 AM

Post #4619818

False, but if Bernie places an ad in the Classifieds, I'm sure I'd change my mind. ;-)

The person below is watching for hyacinths or crocus.
grannymarsh
Marquette, MI
(Zone 5a)

March 4, 2008
3:07 PM

Post #4621110

False, I'd be happy with a bare spot in the driveway.

TPBM has taken plants with them when they moved.
sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

March 4, 2008
3:15 PM

Post #4621157

False, I seem to always move in the dead of winter!

TPBM did winter sowing.
llilyfan
South Central, IA
(Zone 5a)

March 4, 2008
4:35 PM

Post #4621501

Not yet, but since alot of the snow is melting, I'm going to sprinkle some Cleome and Celosia seeds in a couple of the beds.

TPBM is going to the tanning parlor to look 'sunkissed'

McGlory
Southeast, NE
(Zone 5a)

March 4, 2008
4:42 PM

Post #4621538

True, or at least very soon. Of course, I said that last year and didn't get around to it. In the meantime I should worry about how sore I was after an afternoon of wintersowing.

The person below is beginning to work out to get in shape for gardening season.
llilyfan
South Central, IA
(Zone 5a)

March 4, 2008
5:01 PM

Post #4621619

True, in a sense: I am going to get in shape for riding, should make gardening easier too! I've already started wearing the ankle weights while I walk.

The person below me has been an avid reader of the new articles feature.

CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

March 4, 2008
6:38 PM

Post #4621949

True & False, I scan & speed read them. If it's not of my interest I don't read it throughly.

TPBM is wondering what happened to the Wisconsin people that started this thread.

Thumbnail by CountryGardens
Click the image for an enlarged view.

McGlory
Southeast, NE
(Zone 5a)

March 4, 2008
7:45 PM

Post #4622168

TRUE! Where has everyone gone?

The person below is attending his or her first DG RU this year.

Jeannie63

Jeannie63
Mequon, WI
(Zone 4b)

March 4, 2008
8:16 PM

Post #4622268

True! My sister and I are both going to our first RU.

TPBM loves to go camping.

Note that I am from Wisconsin!
jasmerr
Merrimac, WI
(Zone 4b)

March 4, 2008
10:11 PM

Post #4622636

True...I love camping!

The person below loves jazz music.
sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

March 5, 2008
1:16 PM

Post #4624907

True, though I rarely listen to it.

TPBM had eggs for breakfast today. JEANNIE63-just cause you moved away for a LONG time does not mean you don't have a little WI in your blood!!
jasmerr
Merrimac, WI
(Zone 4b)

March 5, 2008
1:33 PM

Post #4624960

I haven't had breakfast yet, but probably won't have eggs.

The person below me has a big vacation planned for this summer.
sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

March 5, 2008
1:37 PM

Post #4624978

False, My only "vacation" is 5 days at Jeannie's house at the end of the month.

TPBM needs to do laundry today.
Hyblaean
Niles, IL
(Zone 5b)

March 5, 2008
2:24 PM

Post #4625173

Yup, that would be me, and my 15 loads to go

TPBM is going to take a day off and play today, or is retired (tell us what you are going to do with the free time :) I'm in need of knowing that someone out there is having fun
GardenGeek_WI
Central, WI
(Zone 4a)

March 5, 2008
3:09 PM

Post #4625355

False, although the Salon isn't that busy, I will still be working at certain times during the day.

The Person Below Me likes oatmeal for breakfast
llilyfan
South Central, IA
(Zone 5a)

March 5, 2008
3:11 PM

Post #4625387

False, have to work this afternoon/evening, am painting cupboards this morning.

True, I do like oatmeal just not a steady diet of it

TPBM has been outside checking for signs of growth in the 'bare' areas of the gardens

edited to get back in sequence

This message was edited Mar 5, 2008 9:12 AM
McGlory
Southeast, NE
(Zone 5a)

March 5, 2008
3:15 PM

Post #4625423

True, just last night as a matter of fact.

The person below is a vegetarian during the months when the veggie garden is going strong.
daltri_z5
Lincoln, NE
(Zone 5b)

March 5, 2008
3:53 PM

Post #4625585

False, I'll never be a vegetarian even if I had a veggie garden ... I like meat too much. :-)


The person below has fruit trees in their yard and enjoys the "fruits" of their labor.
marie_
West Central, WI
(Zone 4a)

March 5, 2008
8:59 PM

Post #4626572

True...sort of. I have inherited the crab apple trees on my property, and they only are fit for the deer to eat. Unfortunately, once the deer have their fruit...they continue onto a little salad, which is my HOSTAS !

The person below me has the snow falling today.

NOTE...I'm also in Wisconsin
grannymarsh
Marquette, MI
(Zone 5a)

March 5, 2008
9:52 PM

Post #4626756

True: You gotta love Lake effect. or not.

TPBM has brought in something to 'force' . ie; forsythia.
GardenGeek_WI
Central, WI
(Zone 4a)

March 5, 2008
11:04 PM

Post #4626984

False.

TPBM forgot that it's Daylight Savings Time this weekend
McGlory
Southeast, NE
(Zone 5a)

March 5, 2008
11:56 PM

Post #4627170

It's not really, is it? I guess that would be true, unless you're pulling my leg.

The person below is sure that it's daylight savings times this weekend. :-)
marie_
West Central, WI
(Zone 4a)

March 6, 2008
1:18 AM

Post #4627510

True...

The person below me will be changing batteries in their smoke alarms this weekend.
Ticker
Lisbon, IA
(Zone 5a)

March 6, 2008
3:11 AM

Post #4628149

True

The person below me uses their smoke alarms to let them know when the steaks are done under the broiler...

CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

March 6, 2008
3:17 AM

Post #4628183

False, I time the steaks so they are only a little charred.

TPBM is heading for bed!
marie_
West Central, WI
(Zone 4a)

March 6, 2008
3:23 AM

Post #4628207

True...Just getting my last DG fix before heading upstairs.

TPBM needs at least 8 hours of sleep a night.
McGlory
Southeast, NE
(Zone 5a)

March 6, 2008
4:27 PM

Post #4629652

True, but I rarely get the eight hours. :-(

The person below is interested in the proposed Hellebores forum.
mikekilhoffer
Chatham, IL
(Zone 5b)

March 26, 2008
8:30 AM

Post #4710749

False: I'm not sure what a hellebores forum might consist of.

Some of you might remember me from last year's round-up.
I am growing peppers in the basement and will be giving 75% of them to friends, but EQ's gift is still growing like mad. I will most likely not be able to come to the UP-MW-Roundup, but I will continue to watch the tree that EQ hates, plant the flowers that Wanda loves and enjoy BigCityAl's contributions to my landscape. Mikekilhoffer is still around trolling the boards :)

The next poster will know what plant I am trying to identify, a nine foot tall tropical, that has leaves larger than a tobacco plant, with vigorous growth, and a seedpod that resembles a sweetgum. It's stalks are a vibrant red, and the whole plant can reach 15 feet in a zone 5b area. It's leaves are waxy and have a staggered pattern of veins.

lavender4ever

lavender4ever
(Louise) Highland, MI
(Zone 5b)

March 26, 2008
9:23 AM

Post #4710765

Well I do not know what it is! I want to know though! I did order hellebores from the co op though. The person below me grows more than a few unusual plants.
GardenGeek_WI
Central, WI
(Zone 4a)

March 26, 2008
3:39 PM

Post #4711777

False, I grow the *normals*.

The Person Below Me is finally into their Spring thaw
llilyfan
South Central, IA
(Zone 5a)

March 26, 2008
4:13 PM

Post #4711929

YES, YES, YES! and am out planting lilium bulbs!

The person below me is trying Messenger this spring
McGlory
Southeast, NE
(Zone 5a)

March 26, 2008
4:15 PM

Post #4711943

True! For the first time ever!

The person below has several varieties of daffodils coming up.
enya_34
Madison, WI

March 26, 2008
9:08 PM

Post #4713175

False. Not a single one in my garden :( I do eye them each spring in the garden down the street though.

The person below pushes the zone limits at least with one plant this year.

lavender4ever

lavender4ever
(Louise) Highland, MI
(Zone 5b)

March 26, 2008
9:57 PM

Post #4713365

That is definitely me...major zone denial. I have calla lillies that have returned for two years. The person below me has bought seeds and never planted them.
GardenGeek_WI
Central, WI
(Zone 4a)

March 26, 2008
10:18 PM

Post #4713445

Oh have I ever. I think I have a whole lunch bag or more full of seeds that I have never planted.

TPBM thinks Spring is the best season
Hyblaean
Niles, IL
(Zone 5b)

March 27, 2008
12:50 AM

Post #4714039

True :) Spring is the very best season- except I could do with a little less mud at the moment. Sort of missing the snow some days when the dogs come running in and start smearing their paws all over my kitchen, at least snow is clean.
TPBM has been out to do at least 1 gardening chore this year already (other than picking up poop) Like planting bulbs, or taking off winter mulch, unwrapping roses
McGlory
Southeast, NE
(Zone 5a)

March 27, 2008
12:53 PM

Post #4716117

True! Sunday I sprayed fruit trees, planted lilies, and pruned roses. Was a little cold, but I was happy to be out there.

The person below had new snowfall last night.

CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

March 27, 2008
1:11 PM

Post #4716173

Yes, according to the weather liars. They are telling us it's a big storm. Actually just enough to make the ground white. Not snowing now.

The next person is really getting snow! (If they are a Wisconsin person).
TwinLakesChef
OC, CA & Twin Lakes , IA
(Zone 4b)

March 27, 2008
2:10 PM

Post #4716480

Yes, 4 inches and visibility was zero early this morning; high winds. DH did not go to work.

TPBM got rain.
llilyfan
South Central, IA
(Zone 5a)

March 27, 2008
2:56 PM

Post #4716777

yes and still getting it.

The person below me has the days counted until their first RU of 2008
JanLynn
(Jan) So Milw, WI
(Zone 5b)

October 17, 2008
7:37 PM

Post #5684152

Nope---the first RU of 2008 has come and gone :)

The person below me has the days counted until the first RU of 2009...

Jeannie63

Jeannie63
Mequon, WI
(Zone 4b)

October 17, 2008
8:29 PM

Post #5684304

So true! I have a countdown timer on my desktop (at home). I think we are below 240 days :)

The person below me is already planning what plants s/he will bring to RU 2009.
jasmerr
Merrimac, WI
(Zone 4b)

October 21, 2008
1:48 PM

Post #5698816

Not yet!

The person below me is busy finishing up garden projects before the ground freezes.
llilyfan
South Central, IA
(Zone 5a)

October 21, 2008
2:20 PM

Post #5698951

not quite...gotta start them first!

TPBM wonders how this is going to keep going all winter
Maxine
Western, WI
(Zone 4a)

October 21, 2008
2:39 PM

Post #5699045

Oh yes!

Lilyfan, how did your bulb planter work? I planted 25 the other day and now have a slug of hyacinths and more lily bulbs coming.
Somebody slap my hands so I don't order any more flowers. Running out of room and the DH says you aren't digging up any more weedy lawn.

Yes, I am looking forward to the RU where ever it is.

Maxine

cececoogan

cececoogan
Waukesha, WI
(Zone 5a)

October 21, 2008
4:38 PM

Post #5699530

Maxine are your DH and mine brothers? LOL That is what mine is always saying to me as I am digging away.

Last week I planted some Landini Asiatic lilies and just happened to walk by there and some animal dug them up and left them lay. Grrrrrrrrrrr. Never had that happen before because I always sprinkle cayenne pepper in the hole and around the area on top. Now I'll be on critter watch and make the little critter pay!

I am looking forward to the round-up also. 2008 one was my first time and will definitely not be my last.

CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

October 21, 2008
5:32 PM

Post #5699722

Archie's taking all the fun out of your life.

TPBM will be planting fall bulbs soon.

cececoogan

cececoogan
Waukesha, WI
(Zone 5a)

October 21, 2008
5:46 PM

Post #5699776

okay I'll bite... What is TPBM any way? I'm clueless In Wisconsin :)
magnolialover
Southern, WI
(Zone 5a)

October 21, 2008
5:48 PM

Post #5699781

(The person below me ;) )

cececoogan

cececoogan
Waukesha, WI
(Zone 5a)

October 21, 2008
7:47 PM

Post #5700297

LOL i knew that (no i didn't)

Bernie is right. Yup 150 mixed crocus bulbs just today.
AND IN THE LAWN TOO! So there take that hubby and that.
Maxine
Western, WI
(Zone 4a)

October 21, 2008
8:11 PM

Post #5700387

Oh Sheila, you are so tough and nasty!! LOL

Just came in from planting 50 hyacinth bulbs and have 10 more to go today.
Should also dig some lily bulbs I owe in a trade too.
Oh well, there is always tomorrow.

Maxine
JanLynn
(Jan) So Milw, WI
(Zone 5b)

October 21, 2008
8:20 PM

Post #5700426

HEE! HEE! HEE! TPAM is messing with hubby's lawn! Yeah! Will you come to my house next and plant bulbs in my front lawn...please?! I'm seriously smiling (and, ok 'lol', too). Just do the front lawn only tho cause we have three 4-footed baby-girls that use the backyard for their 'potty' and sometimes that 'brown thing' that looks like a brown dried-up leaf isn't a leaf...and I've cleaned enuff of my own shoes, ain't gonna do nobody elses shoes - LOL!!!

Equilibrium

October 22, 2008
5:15 AM

Post #5702597

[quote]but I will continue to watch the tree that EQ hates[/quote] I suggest we consider a UMW RU in Chatham IL so we can take care of the little nasty that mikekilhoffer is so lovingly tending to that he has protected from stray cats with a gazillion toothpicks. Men!

Ha ha ha, it took me a while but I just figured out what TPAM meant.

JanLyn! I happen to have acquired a very nice bulb auger that just appeared on the day of the last RU underneath the jacket I was wearing. It spoke to me and told me it had my name on it and that I needed to take it home with me instead of letting that OTHER woman and her husband take it home. How could I resist, I let it come home with me and we've been living happily ever after since. I only live about 45 minutes from you max. If you're really serious and need help with bulbs, I could bring my shiny new "buddy" over to help you. It attaches to a mortar mixer so it's got some oomph to it.

TPBM is gearing up for winter and beginning to create lists of seeds to buy based on last year's catalog stash and is itching for current catalogs to come in to get going on orders.
Maxine
Western, WI
(Zone 4a)

October 22, 2008
9:59 AM

Post #5702812

Oh Lauren, you know me so well!! LOL
Yes, I already have a list of seeds that I want to try, all perennials, but gazooks, I am running out of room and DH will NOT, I repeat not let me dig up any more of our weedy lawn.

Maxine

TPBM Is conniving on what to bring to the RU.

And yes, I would like to see it moved down towards Laurens and Mikes!!
Equilibrium

October 22, 2008
12:32 PM

Post #5703082

I was just teasing mikekilhoffer by suggesting we have the UMW RU down in Chatham. He knows if we had it down there I'd natually want to use his toothpick protected mimosa seedlings as kindling to start a fire to keep us all warm. They will have grown considerably by next year and would make really good firewood. Here's his Mimosa shring-
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/p.php?pid=2361015
When the pepper loving protector of mimosa seedlings comes back to post, I'm sure he'll have a comeback for me... just you wait and see.

Say Jody, will you do the honors of starting a thread to determine where the UMW RU will be held this year? Al had a few great suggestions and one of them was somewhere up near Green Bay. We should revisit that suggestion as well as his suggestion for doings in Oshkosh. I think Oshkosh was another site he suggested? Been a while.

[quote]Oh Lauren, you know me so well!! LOL[/quote] You and me are seedaholics or something. I don't even have space to plant all the prairie species I'm ordering but I'm still ordering them.

False, I haven't begun to connive... yet. I do plan on contacting Ev to find out where she bought her Panax quinquefolius seed though and I'm sure I'll be looking to hit my Maxine up for something sweet.

I've (gasp) frozen some pumpkin pies. Shhh, we won't tell anyone the Thanksiving pies were made in September. TPBM is baking and canning like a fiend to preserve the last of the garden goodies before the holidays hit us.

cececoogan

cececoogan
Waukesha, WI
(Zone 5a)

October 22, 2008
12:35 PM

Post #5703093

Nope I don't do edibles...DH would make me cook them then...I know I'm bad.

TPBM has a seed order printed and mailed out already

CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

October 22, 2008
1:04 PM

Post #5703195

How true! It's on the seed Co-op.
I got carried away!

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/914909/

TPBM is trying to stay warm on a nasty day.
Bernie

This message was edited Oct 22, 2008 8:06 AM
llilyfan
South Central, IA
(Zone 5a)

October 22, 2008
1:07 PM

Post #5703202

Now that is the truth! Have a short in the furnace wiring that needs fixing before we can turn it on!

The person below me has been trying without much success to get all those fall bulbs planted.
jasmerr
Merrimac, WI
(Zone 4b)

October 22, 2008
1:46 PM

Post #5703331

Lilyfan, are you watching me! Of course I'm still planting bulbs!

How 'bout we have the RU at my house then I be sure to have my gardens presentable when EQ's spy shows up?!!! (Seriously, tell you DH I'm sorry I didn't get to meet him; I was getting ready for a wedding and they left before I came out - all dressed up of course! Had I been digging in the dirt or mucking goat stuff it would have been a different story. Also, tell him I'm really sorry my yard was overgrown with a whole season of weeds and the pond was nearly hidden!) I'll get an RU thread started this week.

TPBM has a new 'favorite' plant this year...
midwest_tyro
Mount Prospect, IL
(Zone 5b)

October 22, 2008
2:04 PM

Post #5703425

Hope you don't mind someone new jumping in, I think I've got this figured out...

YES, I was bitten by the "rose bug" late last fall and have acquired 7 new roses this year with 8 more already ordered for next spring, which I have no idea where I'll put because my yard is tiny!

TPBM still hasn't gotten the horribly overgrown bushes trimmed back yet this year...
jasmerr
Merrimac, WI
(Zone 4b)

October 22, 2008
2:09 PM

Post #5703451

We love new blood...I mean new gardening friends, midwest!

No, the bushes aren't trimmed back yet, but they are hidden by all the weeds (see previous post)! ☺
Maxine
Western, WI
(Zone 4a)

October 22, 2008
2:43 PM

Post #5703604

Some of mine are trimmed back but still have some of lilacs and apple trees to do plus clean up gardens and flower beds.
OH yes, I am planting lily bulbs that I recd. in todays mail along with 5 peony bushes. I would hate to bore you with how many lilies and peony's I have. I couldn't believe it. Some one point me in flowers anomnoyous. Boy the spelling on that last word is weird. Fibro is bad today because of stress and cold weather. Think right now it is 40 and cloudy with a N. wind.

And yes, I will be making out a seed order for some new rudbeckia's. Just can't resist, but oh my, so many seeds in one little pack.

Welcome to our new member, Hope you don't get lost in all the guff going on here.
Jody, would love to go to the RU at your place. Marie and I just drove in and drove right back out last yr.

Maxine
Equilibrium

October 22, 2008
2:57 PM

Post #5703681

[quote] How 'bout we have the RU at my house then I be sure to have my gardens presentable when EQ's spy shows up?!!! [/quote] Fair enough, me and meezers6 can witness the battle between the Jets and the Rockets in person. Get some popcorn ready, we're easily amused and we can camp out at the base of your stairs. Say, did all the "boys" stop in at your place with my husband on the way up to MN? If so, you didn't miss much. He isn't exactly social like your husband or Roger. I can tell you he would have enjoyed seeing a pretty lady all dressed up though. Mostly I'm a dirtball until I take a bath at night at which point I turn into a bathrobe momma. I'm not exactly a vision of loveliness these days. Say, next time "spy" shows up at your place would you send Pillsbury home with big bags of that goat poop for my composter please? Tell him to stash it in their canoes or something but to find a way to get it back to me. Speaking of ponds, I've been out there draining mine left and right bucket by bucket and relocating frogs to the big natural pond where they'll be able to survive the winter. Just say the word pond to my husband right about now and he'll go hide. I've only got one more to drain. I'm sure he'll disappear when I go to start emptying it since we lost our pond pumps when the basement flooded and somebody didn't replace them.

Roses, eh. Do you by any chance use those styrofoam protector cones? I've given up on roses. I kill them quite well but I do have 5 jumbo styrofoam rose cones and 10 medium sized cones if you want them and I'm up by Gurnee Mills. If you're ever in that area you (midwest_tyro) would be welcome to them. They're all in good condition and most were never used and still have the price tags on them. No way am I going to grow roses again so they're yours for the taking if you want them. Let me know if you want them otherwise I can bring them to the RU next June and I'm sure somebody will cart them off.

Oh new blood, what Jody said. Everybody loves fresh blood... er uh... new gardening buddies. Thank you for jumping in to spice up our threads a little bit!

False, I've got mine all trimmed back.

TPBM moved plants inside and is desperately trying to find "safe" spots for them so they don't get used as a dietary supplement by pets.

cececoogan

cececoogan
Waukesha, WI
(Zone 5a)

October 22, 2008
3:03 PM

Post #5703706

False I've everything moved in and sorta in place and no pets other than DH
jasmerr
Merrimac, WI
(Zone 4b)

October 22, 2008
3:05 PM

Post #5703715

You guys have cameras at my place don't you? DP (that's 'Dear Puppy') tries to take a bite out of my lemon verbena every time he walks by. At least his breath smells nice!

I stopped treating my roses nicely and they do much better now. I love the old fashioned roses and will never try to grow a hybrid again. I'm planning to order some shrubs for next year (money permitting). My 'Foxi Pavement' does very well here and always throws up a couple of new plants each year. Does everyone who attends RU have one now? If not, I should have three for next RU.

I could bring goat 'stuff' to RU...hmmmm...

The person below me loves goats milk...

cececoogan

cececoogan
Waukesha, WI
(Zone 5a)

October 22, 2008
3:16 PM

Post #5703761

Never had it so couldn't tell you if I did or not. What is Foxi Pavement? A shrub? small medium or large?

TPBM is counting the days til spring.
jasmerr
Merrimac, WI
(Zone 4b)

October 22, 2008
3:21 PM

Post #5703786

Foxi Pavement 2.5-4' tall; very user friendly (unless you grab the thorns!)

Not counting the days til spring. I like a little bit of winter; it gives me a chance to gear-up.

The person below me love Autumn...

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cececoogan

cececoogan
Waukesha, WI
(Zone 5a)

October 22, 2008
3:45 PM

Post #5703846

Oh pretty flower. When does it flower? All summer maybe?????Full sun shade? Lets see where could I put one? In the lawn naturally that'll get hubby's goat but ah well. S---happens.
jasmerr
Merrimac, WI
(Zone 4b)

October 22, 2008
3:46 PM

Post #5703852

It reblooms all summer and can be planted in part shade to full sun.

This thread is getting long. New thread: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/915789/

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