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weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

August 28, 2008
8:50 AM

Post #5477429

Doors open in the new cafe' tonight. We hope Soils got away on her flight ok! She'll be there in a flash with that flying teapot! We came from here http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/887601/
BreadBurger anybody? Avocado, beef pattie and tomato sauce, lettuce, tomato, beetroot and pineapple on wholemeal toast.

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

August 28, 2008
11:38 AM

Post #5477633

Oh no, I totally missed the send off and I had fireworks too! Dang, we were watching that stupid convention and I never got online. So sorry Dianne that I missed your pre-departure party, you have my greatest apology. How rude of me to get prepared and then not even show up for such a nice person who I won't be seeing for a while. I am kicking myself right now if you happen to be right overhead in that lovely teapot plane and can look down, you are likely already hovering over the east coast!

Looks like I missed a wonderful send off as well, those fireworks were as good as what I saw at Longwood Gardens and the jet fuel was remarkably powerful. The drinks looked quite refreshing and likely just what Dianne needed. The boat and teapot jet appear to be the perfect way to travel, no fuss no muss! Great job as always Terri and Steven, sorry I wasn't there to assist.
ellesgh
Humansville, MO

August 28, 2008
3:32 PM

Post #5478513

hey
had to work pick everything
i try to send picture of the festival
wich i going to set up and sell thing
have a wondful day
elle
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

August 28, 2008
3:52 PM

Post #5478598

Elle, when is the festival?
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 28, 2008
4:11 PM

Post #5478685

Hi everyone!
Thanks for the new link Sue. I'll have one of your breadburgers please. No avocado,beef,tomato sauce,beetroot or pineapple on mine thanks.!!
Hi there Candee, missed you last night!!!!!!!! Thank you for the compliments, I'm sure Dianne will be getting first class service on the flying teapot.
Hi elle, Hope the festival is a great success for you.

As usual with the new cafe we have bare tables... please help us to decorate!
and help yourself to a slice of strawberry and cream cake.

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ellesgh
Humansville, MO

August 28, 2008
4:49 PM

Post #5478802

it
sep 18-19=20
i sell thing i make
bear,candle,flower arroundment
elle
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

August 28, 2008
5:34 PM

Post #5478953

Well I am stuffed, not sure I could eat another bite after that sandwich, but will surely take a small bite of that strawberry torte! Ummmmmmmmmmm, tastes even better than it looks.
Elle bet your are really busy getting ready, those are a lot of work.
Sue, I loved the sandwich, and did not take the whole thing. I did remove the avacado, but the wholewheat toast is my favorite! Yum, yum.
ellesgh
Humansville, MO

August 28, 2008
5:48 PM

Post #5479013

please make me some to take with me
well can not stay here i need to go to work
talk in moring
elle
SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

August 28, 2008
6:14 PM

Post #5479099

Sue, Mmmm...that sandwhich was SO GOOD!!! I ate the whole thing :)

Candee, Feel free to set off the fireworks you made anytime! I'll make another round of cocktails for everyone!!!

Terri, Those fireworks were awsome! Thanks so much :) I hope you managed to get some sleep though :)
OH! And that cake, soooooooo goooooood!!! Someone better gaurd it or I might eat the whole thing!


Steven

Heres some plants I brought over to put in the new Cafe garden.

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SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

August 28, 2008
6:15 PM

Post #5479100

another round of cocktails!

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SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

August 28, 2008
6:15 PM

Post #5479101

Ooops! Double posted, I guess that means extra drinks for everyone!

drink up!

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SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

August 28, 2008
6:17 PM

Post #5479107

some nice scented four 'o' clocks to put by the door!!!

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SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

August 28, 2008
6:17 PM

Post #5479109

another

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SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

August 28, 2008
6:18 PM

Post #5479112

and a nice jade plant to put on one of the tables

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

August 28, 2008
6:43 PM

Post #5479227

They look great on the cafe patio Steven, thanks and thanks for all the drinks, I'll be having one as soon as I get home as I don't have work tomorrow. What a lovely jade to put in the shade on one of our tables and by the door. Place is sprucing up nicely already.
Terri, BTW - how did you do those fireworks, is that some of that fiberoptic stuff? Very clever.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 28, 2008
7:27 PM

Post #5479408

Hi Steven, Thanks for the cocktail, love the flower it looks like a cocktail umbrella! It sure is strong, I thought it was me seeing doulble after that!! The new plants look great, What a good idea to bring in houseplants especially when we are running low on flowers these days. Hope Mz Squash (our waitress) remembers to water them.
I may have a new applicant coming in for an interview, I believe her name is Mz margaret Marrow, but not sure what day she's coming.
Candee, yes it is the centre bit of a fibreoptic lamp!!! He's a picture of it without the colours. I taped it to the top of the vase. It has some flower petals thrown in.

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

August 28, 2008
10:56 PM

Post #5480211

You are just too clever.
I was in the cafe today and I almost fell over this thing on the floor and so I set it on a table and somebody had been in here smoking and the next thing I know when I went to the kitchen I thought a bomb had gone off, glad I was here alone and nobody got hurt cause it was one of those left over fireworks and the butt of cigarette fell onto the table and ignited it. Glad a camera was left by our chef so I was able to snap a few pics as it went off.

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

August 28, 2008
10:57 PM

Post #5480214

I am so glad nobody was injured. Whoever cleaned up after the party should be reprimanded!

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

August 29, 2008
12:07 AM

Post #5480491

And just as I was walking away another sparkler was set off!!!

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SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

August 29, 2008
2:31 AM

Post #5481153

Candee, I'm glad you caught some pics of those fireworks as they went off!!! I think it was Mz Squash who cleaned up after the party. I was looking out my window and saw her come in late.

Terri, Has Mz margaret Marrow set a date yet for her interveiw?? I hope she's more punctual then Mz Squash who left that cigarette butt lying around. tsk tsk. I caught her smoking near the kitchen other day.

Elle, I hope the festival goes well for you!

One of my rabbits wanted to come and see the cafe so I brought her over. This is Coco.

Steven

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

August 29, 2008
2:43 AM

Post #5481197

Oh Steven I will sit for coco any day that you request!!! I used to have a gray bunny as a pet many years ago "hoppy" and he died of old age. He was such a good friend, thanks for sharing your dear one with us.
I'll be looking forward to meeting Ms Margaret Marrow, when will she be in for the interview?
weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

August 29, 2008
7:00 AM

Post #5481886

I loved all the fireworks. I'm so glad Terri took photos, seeing as you had them when i was at work! (different time zones you know?) I'm glad the Cafe' is 24/7!
I cut a few flowers this arvie, because its raining again, and they all get smashed!
I picked purple Verbena, Euphorbia wulfenii (the lime green), Nasturtians, and orange Kalanchoe flowers.
Sorry about the beef burger Terri, but glad you others enjoyed it. I had a memory lapse!
Sue

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weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

August 29, 2008
7:01 AM

Post #5481887

And another, with the addition of Centaurea, (the grey) and some iresine (burgundy/pink, with yellowish seed head) and Coriander flowers!. I put sweet peas in the vase water, so remind me to change the water tomorrow please.
Sue

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

August 29, 2008
1:36 PM

Post #5482495

Thanks Sue for the flowers, I love the color combination. Don't forget the water. I like using the dusty miller in arrangements as it is a nice backdrop and good fill. That lime green is my favorite although not sure I have ever heard of it.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 29, 2008
2:55 PM

Post #5482832

Hi everyone!
Went to bed early last night and missed all the comotion in the kitchen. Beautiful arrangement Candee! great choice of flowers and foliage, it looks gorgeous with the lights on it. The sparkler is brilliant!!!
Steven, Coco is so cute!
I might be having second thoughts about Mz Marrow, let me tell you this, I called by her house this afternoon and she wasn't even dressed, she said she had nothing to wear!!!! I told her to get her wardrobe sorted out as soon as possible. We shall see if she turns up or not.
Hi Sue, No worries!! Ohh those arrangements are so cheerful, lovely colours. It reminds me how much I like pink and orange together. The sweetpeas look great in the vase. Don't forget to change the water!!!!! (if we all remind Sue about the water, then she might remember)!!

Wonder what Mz Squash will have to say for herself... tut tut...

terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 29, 2008
5:56 PM

Post #5483533

Oh Candee, I meant to say, I like the look of that jug on the top shelf in the cupboard.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 29, 2008
11:46 PM

Post #5484796

Here's a snack for Coco.

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

August 30, 2008
2:31 AM

Post #5485517

How nice of you Terri, I made sweet pea a nice perch this afternoon.
Coco will be lovin that treat, I can see here coming in now!

Glad you are keeping coco occupied with that as well as I had no idea I had to camoflage my green beans from the bunny brigade! NP mine are already in the freezer! Whew

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SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

August 30, 2008
11:29 PM

Post #5488481

Candee, I'll keep you in mind if I need anyone to sit for Coco...but if you want to sit Coco you'll also have to sit Bella :) Bella's her mama. I agree that they make great pets! Everything seems like it has to be camoflaged from the bunny brigade these days...

Terri, Maybe we shouldn't hire Mz Marrow after all...hired help is so hard to find these days. I heard Mz Squash has a twin though so maybe she'd be more reliable??
Coco really enjoyed her snack! Although she did have to share it with Bella since she decided to come over too.

Sue, Very pretty flowers! I really like the Centaurea in the second arrangment.

Steven

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

September 2, 2008
12:28 AM

Post #5496089

Oh Steven they are adorable, I'll sit them both anytime! Please go away soon so I can do that as we just dug carrots from the garden!
Used a few of mittsy's zinnias to make an arrangement for the table with the salt pepper and butter.
We are gonna have to think about the help here at the cafe, not sure who is to make the final decision?

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

September 2, 2008
12:30 AM

Post #5496099

Used the canna leaves for this one, don't have a single canna bloom but the leaves are lovely. Sorry a bit blurry.

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

September 2, 2008
12:32 AM

Post #5496107

And as a special treat here is one petal from my vigna caracalla on top of the sugar canister. Will post the entire plant when in full bloom as it is close.

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weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

September 3, 2008
9:30 AM

Post #5501693

Aren't they beautiful Candee? I have one in a pot and four I planted at each leg of the swing frame, but they don't look to good after the winter. I'm hoping they will pick up.
I loved your arrangements, but thought I was a bit dizzy when i looked at one, but you did say it was blurry!
Nice Bunnies steven, and I love your arrangement too terri! Have you been to your MUms yet?
I forgot to change the water by the way! I didn't come back to DG for a couple of days. DOH! It was a bit gruesome when i tipped it out! EEEwwwwww!
I'm so looking forward to the weekend! I have been since monday! LOL
Keep up the good work all, and has anyone heard from Adele or Traci?
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

September 3, 2008
11:25 AM

Post #5501841

Thanks Sue. I do know that Karma is in the path of the storm and is now perhaps w/o power.
My vigna must be brought in each fall and cut it back. But you should see it now as the roots grow through the bottom of the pot and get themselves rooted on the island and the vine shoots out everywhere. In a few weeks will have to tip the pot, but off the roots and bring it in. Should be in full bloom for a photo post soon.
We tried to tell you about the water, you just don't listen LOL!
SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

September 3, 2008
4:10 PM

Post #5502956

Candee, Thanks but I don't have any holidays planned in the near future...but...if anyone wants to send me on a vacation I'd gladly accept :)
Very pretty arrangments! Is this the firslt year for your vigna? I've never grown it before but they sure are nice!

Sue, Thanks . Anything special planned for this weekend?

Argh, Bella currently has an attitude problem. She pee'd in her food trough this morning when we didn't let her out right away.

Steven
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

September 4, 2008
12:45 AM

Post #5505069

Hello everyone, Please call in if you can to let us know you are all safe and well.

Candee, Thanks so much for the new perch for our birdie, Sweet pea, she loves it and has been playing on it all day!
Love the salt and pepper idea! Reminds me I have a salt and pepper set of teapots, will have to try something with them now!!!
Blurry arrangement is beautiful! Love the way you framed it with the candlesticks. Is that Iceplant (Sedum) in it? The Canna leaves are so striking, great job!!

Steven, Bella is a cutie, shame about the attitute!!!! I may have found some hired help, he's called Monty Marrow and has a sister Mellisa. Hopefully they will come by for an interview in the next couple of days.

Sue, stinky water yuk!!!! Haven't been to my Mums yet!!!!!! Been shopping for school stuff with a stroppy teenager,(with attitude) it wasn't much fun. Today Katie went back to school, YIPPPPPPPPPY!! Good news when she came home, she's been moved up into the top groups for all subjects so we are all delighted about that.
Is it spring for you yet? Are you getting busier with your gardening work?

I was at the flower club tonight and guess what? I won a raffle arrangement !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! again.
Will bring it in tomorrow to show you. Goodnight all.
weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

September 4, 2008
3:22 AM

Post #5505841

Hi all, I do hope all the Americans in the South are ok. I hear it wasn't as severe as expected, but I'm sure it was scarey and did plenty of damage to gardens!
Thanks for telling me about the water. I did read it, 2 days too late I might add! My fault entirely!
Hi Steven, no plans for the weekend, I'll go with the flow. It is fathers day here on the 7th, so will be making hubbys day as easy as possible. his kids don't make much of an effort, so I'll treat him nicely for once! LOL. Sorry about your bunny. i haven't handled one since I was a kid, so don't remember much about their personalities.
Spring has sprung! My first dutch Iris, the rains have started, (so work on hold) and I fertilised the lawn (40kgs of fert!) and am fertlising all the palms and fruit trees. I also haven't had the fire on for days! Its lovely!
I'm starving! Hasn't anyone ordered yet?
Sue

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

September 4, 2008
11:23 AM

Post #5506452

Steven, who would have thought that cutie Bella had an attitude. Guess she just wants to be out and around all the time perhaps and I can't blame her. She likely wanted out to sneak back over to the cafe and look for more treats!

Sue so glad spring has sprung, so funny to hear you talk about all you have to fertilize and such as I am thinking about when to start taking things inside and washing and storing bulbs. Lovely iris that popped up for you.

Hoping that Karma can get some power soon and let us know she is okay.

Terri, sounds like Katie is quite the achiever, good for her and great for you. Like mother like daughter. Not surprised you won the prize again, you are undoubtedly the head of that class.
ellesgh
Humansville, MO

September 4, 2008
4:51 PM

Post #5507764

i put did plant in my tea pot
i broke the top
so i did this
for i can keep it
elle

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

September 4, 2008
10:15 PM

Post #5508863

Hi everyone,
Nice Iris Sue, love the springtime! you have so much to look forward to. We haven't put the fire on yet but it is getting a bit chilly in the evenings. Have a good weekend with Fathers day and all.
elle, Thanks for the African Violet tea, looks good in the teapot.
Candee, Thanks! I was just lucky to have a winning raffle ticket!
Here's the arrangement I won, it was on a huge pedestal, it took up the back seat in my friends car!!
I think it will look nice at the cafe'.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

September 4, 2008
10:23 PM

Post #5508884

The flowers and foliage are in great condition.

Hope we hear from our friends soon. I'm also worried about my brother who lives and works in the Bahamas, we haven't heard from him since Sunday.

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

September 5, 2008
12:02 AM

Post #5509203

elle, lookin good in the teapot! It shall do well for you.
Terri, lovely spread looks like water undrneath? Raffle ticket my butt! You won it hands down I am convinced. How chilly are your evenings Terri = what do you do for a fire, wood, gas or what?
Sure will have your brother in my and our thoughts but bet the electric is out and all is well other than that!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

September 5, 2008
3:02 PM

Post #5511504

Hi everyone, I heard from my brother today! He said they are expecting Ike on Sunday. He has been given a list of things to get to be prepared, it's scary, he's never been in a hurricane situation before.
Candee, Thanks, it's a relief to hear he is ok! me being a bit chilly in the evenings is nothing compared to whats going on!!! We have a gas fires.
Have a safe weekend all.
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

September 5, 2008
3:09 PM

Post #5511529

Gas fireplaces for heat Terri? One in each room? How cool are your evenings now? So glad you heard from your brother and glad to know he is prepared for Ike.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

September 5, 2008
3:24 PM

Post #5511592

Hi Candee, 2 fires downstairs and radiators upstairs!! Temps down to about 14 at night.
When are you heading off to the cabin? I bet it looks beautiful there with the Autumn colours.
I added a new theme, Autumn Shades... have you seen it? I just looked and it has over 30 views since last night, where are all the lurkers? LoL!!

terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

September 7, 2008
1:55 AM

Post #5518443

Hi everyone!
Help yourself to a sugar drink...

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

September 8, 2008
12:55 AM

Post #5522196

Now those are some sweet drinks Terri, thanks for taking the time to bring them in. Will have to check out the thread. No autumn colors at the cabin yet, perhaps when there is we can take another trip up there with Karma and any other takers. The new boat motor is great just zips us across the pond, if the water wasn't so full of snappers and sediment would be a great time tubing LOL!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

September 9, 2008
12:58 AM

Post #5526836

Hi Candee, sounds good to me! an Autumn trip to the cabin, something to look forward to.
Did you see the tennis tonight? Poor Andy!! well, he won a million dollars, so thats not too bad!!
I Hope to get some arrangements in soon, noticed our tables are looking a bit bare!!!
Still raining, waiting for a sunny day to make my secret garden spot too.


Hope everyone is safe and well? Cissy, Yardqueen, Adele,Traci,Mittsy,elle,Steven,Karma,Star,Sue, Hi to Dianne on holiday. oops if I missed your name out!!!!
weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

September 9, 2008
8:11 AM

Post #5528221

lurking
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

September 9, 2008
11:27 AM

Post #5528406

Hi there Sue, how is spring coming along over there?
Karma, sounds like the hurricane may not come your way, keeping my dirt covered fingers crossed for you and yours.
No tennis here Terri, it is football season again , do you believe it already Monday night football, where does the season go?

Was wondering about elle, Steven and everyone yesterday thanks for bringing them up Terri, hoping everyone is fine and just busy in the garden and with family!
ellesgh
Humansville, MO

September 9, 2008
3:03 PM

Post #5529134

hi elle here
been busy getting ready for the festival
will have picture
we got little rain but nothing
hurt here hope every one is ok
elle
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

September 9, 2008
4:21 PM

Post #5529482

Elle, cant wait to see what all you have created for the festival. That rain will help to keep you busy inside preparing all your great canned goods and arrangements!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

September 9, 2008
4:44 PM

Post #5529604

Hello Lurker Sue!!!!! too busy with springtime eh? we need your help with some flowers in here please mate LoL!

Hi Candee, It was the US open I thought you would be watching it! Our football (soccer) started about 3 weeks ago.
My team (Liverpool) have been playing rubbish so far. Sue will fall asleep if we talk about football or any sports!!!!!

Hi elle, good to hear from you. Hope the festival preparations are going well. Will you be selling plants too?

I got a new floral design magazine, will pop in later with a few pics. Raining outside and the magazine shines with the flash indoors, any suggestions for taking magazine pics without the glare of the flash?

terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

September 9, 2008
5:26 PM

Post #5529738

back again! just to say I'm going to stay at my SIL's house for a couple of days. Might post from her house if I can, under her DG name, which is ... flowertips.
See you soon, Take care everyone!



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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

September 9, 2008
7:21 PM

Post #5530163

My nephew is picking me up in about half an hour.
Here's some pictures of arrangements from The Flower Arranger magazine.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

September 9, 2008
7:23 PM

Post #5530174

oops a bit wonky!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

September 9, 2008
7:24 PM

Post #5530180

low vase

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

September 9, 2008
7:25 PM

Post #5530185

Floral Art in the garden..

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

September 9, 2008
7:26 PM

Post #5530190

here it is!!!!!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

September 9, 2008
7:27 PM

Post #5530197

can you tell I'm trying to rush and it's all going wrong.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

September 9, 2008
7:28 PM

Post #5530203

gotta go, bye!

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

September 10, 2008
12:04 PM

Post #5532974

Yes, I can see you are in a rush, but still trying to accommodate us with the magazine, thanks will read it here in a bit. So you have gone to visit sis, enjoy your stay.
I'll see what I can do for a table or two.
LOL, I knew it was the Open Terri, I just meant no tennis is generally watched at our house. Sorry Sue if you are lurking don't nod off, just a quick mention of "sports".
Now back to work and will be back soon to read the magazine.
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

September 10, 2008
11:49 PM

Post #5535845

Here is something for one table for those of us liking a red combo of dahlias with sedum and a few zinnias.

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ellesgh
Humansville, MO

September 11, 2008
12:24 AM

Post #5536037

here for your table
elle

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Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

September 11, 2008
12:32 AM

Post #5536069

elle, you have been so busy working on your festival. Should be a great day for you and yours. We shall use these in the cafe with much thanks as least until they are sold which will not be long! You are really gettin creative on us here!
weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

September 11, 2008
6:52 AM

Post #5537271

I know I've been a bit of a snob, peeping in the windows but not coming in. I did wave though! Did anyone see me?
It is starting to get busy here now, coming into warmer weather, so if I go missing for awhile, you'll know why. I'll still tap on the window now 'n' then, but don't always have time to stop for a cuppa and a chat.
Today between jobs, I stopped in at the shopping plaza, and they had their Orchid Show on! Beautiful!
So I'll leave you with a pic of the Phalaenopsis's's's's.

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

September 11, 2008
11:28 AM

Post #5537508

LOL, I can hear you slurring that phalaen all the way over here! I didn't see you outside nor hear you tap but am sure it was because I was completely engrossed in the latest magazine articles. Will definitely start paying more attention to the view outside, haven't seen Steven in a while either, guess he has been staying inside or just in his backyard?
ellesgh
Humansville, MO

September 11, 2008
3:07 PM

Post #5538360

thank
i am making more dog basket
i need to get busy becase it next week
and i got to have about 100 differed
thing
i am going to sell some plant too
elle
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

September 11, 2008
5:56 PM

Post #5539067

Better get steppin then elle. I am hoping you do a terrific sell job and come home with lots of stash!
ellesgh
Humansville, MO

September 12, 2008
2:52 PM

Post #5542632

thank-you
here is what i did yesterday befor i went to work

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

September 12, 2008
5:29 PM

Post #5543154

That would look splendid on that table by the window overlooking Steven's front porch. Think I'll set it there till it is time for the festival? Thanks elle.
SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

September 15, 2008
12:54 AM

Post #5552414

Hi everyone! I hope everyone in the south is safely weathering all these hurricanes! I can only imagine what they must be like. Yesterday we had the tail end of Gustav and today we're getting the remains of Ike and theres is a chance of tornados, but I doubt we'll get any...so far we've only had lots of rain.

Elle, The flowers are really nice! I can see them from my porch.

Terri, Candee and Sue, I hope your all doing well! The Cafe seems to have been slow recently.

So, I sometimes do small landscaping jobs for people and just got one this afternoon. Anyways I was wondering if anyone hear can think of a blue/purple perennial that flowers all summer??? I'm thinking perennial salvias but am having brain freeze and can't think of any others. They're most likely going to be paired with pale yellow Sunrise coneflowers or something similar. Here's another Phalaenopsis to go with the ones Sue brought over.

Steven

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SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

September 15, 2008
1:02 AM

Post #5552446

Terri, I just read on the other thread about your brother in the Bahamas, I hope he's getting through these storms alright!
Same to Star and Karma, hope you're doing OK!

Steven
weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

September 15, 2008
11:12 AM

Post #5553561

Hi Steven, wow, you guys seem to cop alot of bad storms over there eh? It must be very unnerving when the warnings start.
The cafe is quiet. I think Terri has gone visiting rello's, and I'm not sure of others, but I guess some are just busy with life in general.
I can't help with your landscaping, as I too suffer from brain freeze when ever asked for ideas, unless I can picture plants in y own landscape. The only purple flowering perrenial i have is a ground cover verbena that DOES go all spring summer autumn, but needs reining in!
Hi Elle, you've been busy with your arrangements. Nice stuff. Hows work treating you?
I'm busy with gardens and horticulture classes at the mo, so haven't had alot of time to sit and chat, but I will try to drop in more often.
Like steven, I hope everyone is ok over there in the land of tornados and hurricanes!
Sue

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ellesgh
Humansville, MO

September 15, 2008
3:01 PM

Post #5554302

work is ok
i work the 2pm - 10 pm
i do not get home unitle
11 pm
i just got 3 more day until the festivle
it sun here today
hope every one is ok
elle
SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

September 15, 2008
7:58 PM

Post #5555480

Hi Sue! We managed to avoid the storm last night, just rain and wind. Your garden is so nice! Very colourful! I think I had that verbena last summer(reminds me of allium), we grow it as an annual and it sometimes reseeds. Is that an azalea I see on the left? Its gorgoeus! I wish I could grow that type outside here, but they're just sold in grocery stores as pot plants :(

Hi Elle! Be sure to take some photos at the festival :)

Terri, Since you're off visiting "rello's" I hope you're enjoying yourself!!!!

Steven
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

September 18, 2008
11:38 AM

Post #5567122

Looks like the cafe has weathered the storm and now the power is back on and we are up and running again.
I think the winds blew most of the arrangements out through the pantry in the back, I tried to salvage some of the containers for later use and have returned them emply to the closet in the lavatory. Feel free to grab one the next time you come in and make a pit stop and fill it with something pretty. (I mean flowers of course LOL)

Have missed seeing everyone and hope all are well and busy with fall and/or spring cleaning!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

September 21, 2008
12:31 AM

Post #5578104

Hello everyone! Hope you are all keeping well? Any news from Karma?
All the arrangements looked lovely! I'm so glad you managed to save the containers Candee, well done!! missed you too.
Sue, your garden is looking gorgeous already so colourful. Did you buy anything at the Orchid show ?or were you just lurking!! Is it getting really warm over there now?
Steven, nice plant. I have a purple perennial geranium that flowers all summer, I think its called Johnsons blue or something like that. Thanks, my brother is fine and due to come home in October.
elle, Hope the festival went well? you certainly did put the work in, making so many lovely things

I did enjoy myself with rello's! but boy did she make me work!!!!!!
Here's what I had to collect... a wheelbarrow of weeds for my supper.
Glad to be home... need a rest!!!!! (only joking SIL) I know she lurks here!!.
Actually she's gone on holiday to scotland now. I have a lovely new vase (early christmas present). Can't wait to show you, when I've put something in it!!
Looking forward to catching up with you all and making stuff for our cafe.

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weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

September 21, 2008
4:37 AM

Post #5579110

Hi Terri, I guess its only fair that your SIL makes you work, especially as you had her slaving for you in the lottie!
Yes, I did buy an Orchid. A lovely little dendrobium with buds about to open, yellow I believe.
its been warm here for the last two days, around 30-35 degrees celcius, or 100 degrees farenheit. I actually got into the pool yesterday, but only for a very short time, with alot of 'ooohing' and huffing and puffing as it took my breath away.
I can't wait to see your new vase!
Hello Candee, Steven and Elle.
I'm off for an afternoon sleep! Went to see a couple of bands out on a property last night, and didn't climb into the van to sleep till it was nearly daylight! (I had a great time)
See you all in a couple of days.
Sue
PS, be like Lily, and don't forget to smell the flowers

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

September 21, 2008
2:27 PM

Post #5580122

Hi Sue, S'pose youre right!!!!! it was my turn to help her with her lil lottie and garden.
Good to have a blow out sometimes!!!! sounds like you had a good night. Enjoy your kip.
Your garden is looking fab, Lucky Lily getting to smell the flowers.

Hope everyone is having a good day...
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

September 21, 2008
7:58 PM

Post #5581277

Sue, you are bloomin now, that is spectacular. Sniffin the poseys is a great photo! Glad you had a fun night out on the town ! Haven't done that in a while - lol, anythin past 10 here is a late night!!!
Zanymuse
Scotia, CA
(Zone 9b)

September 21, 2008
10:53 PM

Post #5582022

Heavy breathing and panting...I can't believe I finally found my way back to the cafe! I have been looking for it in the wrong forum and thought you had dropped off the map! Now I can get back to enjoying all your fabulous arangements.
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

September 21, 2008
11:04 PM

Post #5582058

OMG you found us, we have been looking for you in all the wrong places - so glad you have come by to say hello and have a cuppa and seeing our arrangements, can't wait to see yours!
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

September 21, 2008
11:14 PM

Post #5582095

I stopped in the cafe and took this pic of all the friends who have been lookin in the window for you Zany, they are so glad you found your way! They will remain in the window right by your favorite table !

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Zanymuse
Scotia, CA
(Zone 9b)

September 22, 2008
12:44 AM

Post #5582448

Candee, those are adoreable! I don't know how I got so lost but I kept looking under the Artisan forum fo the cafe and of course it was not there! I'm going to pour myself a big glass of sweet tea and kick back and play catch up with the old threads while I wait for the paint to dry on my mixed media collage. What a trip it has been...my first artistic effort in like a hundred years! LOL notice I say effort and not achievement!
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

September 22, 2008
11:47 AM

Post #5583913

Can't wait to see the "achievement" - you may want to take a look at my giant pickle on fire LOL - Can't say this was much effort and certainly not an achievement either, but fun to look at!

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/857548/
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

September 22, 2008
4:45 PM

Post #5585110

Hi Zannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnyy ! Great you found your way to the cafe. I have been watching the progress with your beautiful fabric collage over on Artisans. Please bring it to the cafe so we can hang it here for us all to admire when we pop in for a cuppa!
Hope to see you around here lots.

Hi Candee! Thanks for the ornaments on the window ledge, hope they don't get knocked over when we party!! Dianne will be back soon? Spring is in the air down under and we have warm shades of Autumn to enjoy! Lets hope the cafe will be full of gorgeous arrangements soon.

Good evening Lurkers!!!
Zanymuse
Scotia, CA
(Zone 9b)

September 22, 2008
5:12 PM

Post #5585222

Candee, I love the bird of paradise! I am always drawn to the bold graphics and bright vibrant colors.

Here is the dragonfly, but be kind, he is my first try and he is a bit self concious ;~)

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

September 22, 2008
5:44 PM

Post #5585353

Thanks for the reminder Terri, we need to put them away before the next blow out bash of ours as they are a keepsake of my mothers. Whenever my dad travelled he always returned with some bone china animals for my mom's fountain.

Zany, I like it, quite colorful. No need for him to be self conscious he is quite an interesting subject. I like that blue leaf, really makes it stand out against the oranges. What medium is it? Watercolor? Oil? Thanks for the compliments on the fired up pickle LOL! Serves the purpose to fill in that blank area on the fence where we love to sit for dinner and/or coffee.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

September 22, 2008
6:12 PM

Post #5585436

Lovely rich colours Zany. Is the fabric glued to a board? Did you paint onto the fabric?
The dragonfly looks very 3D, great contrast. Thank you for bringing it in to brighten up the cafe.

Hope they will be safe there Candee!


haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

September 22, 2008
6:29 PM

Post #5585488

Oh, so it is fabric, how clever? I think it would look terrific on the wall next to the window.

They won't be safe, I know how we get, I have witnessed us partying before. I will take them down and put them in a safe spot this evening, just in case karma or sue drop in and have a few nips (if you know what I mean)?
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

September 22, 2008
7:03 PM

Post #5585610

yep, I know, oops a daisy... not saying anyone is clumsy or anything!!!!!

.
Zanymuse
Scotia, CA
(Zone 9b)

September 22, 2008
9:24 PM

Post #5586149

It is mostly fabric with acrylic paints and felt tip pen. So I suppose it would me called mixed media. I glued it up on a piece of backer board from an old poster frame. I want to frame it out with a flat, wide board frame. Maybe next weekend when I have time to drag out the saw.

I want to hang it on a wall that has no window...if the window was there it would be overlooking a pond where the local dragonflies congregate so this will be my pretend view.

Kathleen suggested adding eyes over on the other thread. I think I have figured out how I want to do that. Hopefully he'll have a new head with eyes before I go to bed tonight. It should give him more depth and interest.
SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

September 22, 2008
10:25 PM

Post #5586323

Hi everyone! Welcome to the cafe Zany! I like your dragonfly! Very nice!

Terri, I completly forgot about that geranium! I think I'll put it on my own want list for next spring :) Glad to hear your brother is doing well and your trip was enjoyable :)

Sue, Your garden is so nice and Lily seems to be enjoying it! Please show us lots of pictures cause while you have summer we're going to be looking at several feet of snow. :(

And Hello :) to Elle and Candee and and Terri's SIL who is here lurking ;)

Today I was a 'big' spender and splerged a whole 12$ on a white fall mum and a red and yellow coreopsis(sp?) called 'Big Bang'. It looks sooooo good though and really spiffed up the garden. Some annual blanket flowers I started in the spring are starting to load up with blooms so maybe I'll still be able to make another arrangment yet! YAY!

Steven

ps: After I charge my camera I'll take some pics of my new plants!
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

September 22, 2008
10:54 PM

Post #5586395

Zany that is a mixed media but sounds delightful and looks sensational!
Yes do please Sue we will soon be dormant here and looking for any blooms we can get!
Steven, so nice to hear from you , guess we will be hibernating around the same time LOL. So would love to see your final arrangements of the season when you can get "charged up" LOL, then guess we shall soon settle in and just party all the time LOL!
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

September 24, 2008
1:52 PM

Post #5592821

I'll see if I can find some poseys later today and perhaps that will draw a crowd in our cafe!
Sallysblooms
South, TX

September 24, 2008
8:58 PM

Post #5594518

I have really been enjoying all of the wonderful pictures!
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

September 24, 2008
11:12 PM

Post #5595050

Hi there Sally, glad you have been lurking and having a good time. Well I never got around to it, went to the PO to mail a package and then came home and started getting the tropicals ready to bring inside for the winter. Will try to put somethin together tomorrow, but it is my mowing day after work and weed wacking and then to the cabin on Friday to do the same. Haven't mowed up there for 3 weeks so can only imagine what awaits me there.
Zanymuse
Scotia, CA
(Zone 9b)

September 25, 2008
12:51 AM

Post #5595530

Candee, before you head to the cabin to tackle 3 weeks growth you may want to leave word with the local search and rescue teams to come looking if you don't come back by Monday. Jungles can grow rapidly this time of year and we don't want you lost in a grass jungle!
weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

September 25, 2008
8:15 AM

Post #5596793

Hello Zany, Candee, Terri, Steven and Sally! Gosh the cafe is busy today!
I've been lurking, but just don't have the time to stop and chat these days, with all the spring growth in the garden and cutting the lawns!
All is well here, although we are coming into our storm season. Nothing like you guys in USA! But we do get torrential rains and strong winds through spring. *sigh* I'm not looking forward to picking up the piles of gum bark that blows down.
The garden is looking really nice, but I feel like you've all seen it before? I don't know what part of it I can show you that you haven't seen already.
Did I tell you I have finished the new shade house? It is a very bright and sunny one for the colourful foliage bromeliads. Today I put a table and chairs in there so i can have my cuppa while gazing. Here are the first inhabitants! I've been re-arranging them almost every day! *rubbing hands with glee*
I really ought to get a life!
Zany your fabric art is gorgeous. I love dragonflies! I can't wait for the day when I can get all artsy and make some nice stuff!
Candee, your little animals are too cute! Terri's suggestion to move them is a wise one me thinks. I'm not taking offense when you mentioned my name as I'll admit to be a tripsy, tipsy sot! LOL
By the way, when is the next party?

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

September 25, 2008
11:27 AM

Post #5596989

Zany, it may get even worse before it gets better, they are calling for rain here beginning today through the weekend which means another week of not mowing. It may soon be time to consider a goat although just to get an initial start on it. Afraid the search and rescue teams would even have a problem locating this place unless I am wearing a gps system!

Sue, we love seeing your gardens, they never bore us, don't be so silly. I love the brom house, what a great spot for a cuppa and book and prop your feet up!

I am busy getting things ready to bring inside for the winter and must remember to put my one measly little brom in a shaded area. I pulled the majestic palm and cane yucca from the island yesterday along with the pineapple plants, the baby pineapple and the pineapple lily. In addition all the caladiums and ee are potted and ready to head in. I took in the star jasmine last evening and have only to pull the vigna caracalla and passiflora and get them ready to head in. I never even took the plumeria outside this season, it went by so quickly I just never got around to it LOL! One less thing to haul back in!

I have dug and washed the hymenocallis bulbs and the tuberose. The dahlias are blooming profusely so won't be messin with them just yet and my canna are just beginning to bloom so they will remain out a few more weeks as well>

Busy, busy, now what was I saying, I have stuff to do at the cabin???
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

September 25, 2008
3:21 PM

Post #5597889

Hi everyone!
Welcome to the flowerpot cafe' Sally! Look forward to your lovely arrangements in here!!
Zany, 'eyes ' sound good for the dragonfly, he's really beautiful. What did you use to make him look so luminous (sp)?!
Steven, would love to see your red coreopsis, I have only seen the yellow one, sounds lovely in red! Is your camera charged yet?!!!!!
Sue, your shades house looks FANTASTIC, wow! it looks like one of the stands at the Chelsea flower show!!!! very impressive darling!! It's a honour to see it develop and grow! Never bored of your garden, always enjoy seeing every bit of it.
Candee, you work too hard!! chillax girlfriend!!!!

Party? did somene say PARTY???? I'm here!!!
How about a welcome Party for Sally and Zany when Dianne (soilsandup)gets back from her holiday? ... we can welcome her back too!!!!!
Ideas please!!...

I'll be back in a while with some flowers for the cafe.
Have a good day all.


Zanymuse
Scotia, CA
(Zone 9b)

September 25, 2008
4:44 PM

Post #5598175

Good morning everyone! I am sitting here feeling lucky that my plants can winter outside without moving them :~) I am afraid this lazy gardener would end up having to replace everything each year and everything would be treated as an annual.

I dug up a thimble berry bush yesterday in the woods and planted it in the back corner of the yard. If it makes it I'll be delighted and if it doesn't I'll just try again in the spring.

I gave the poor dragonfly eyes and he is now soaring over his pond in search of mosquitos. I hope to have time to make his frame this weekend.

Steven, you have a red coreopsis ? That sounds pretty!

weed_woman, It is always fun to read your posts as you start spring in our autumn. It lets us have eternal spring at least on the internet!

Sally, these gals do post some great pictures don't they!

Well, Pyxle is trying to tug my arm so she can go to the park. Guess I'd better go before she pulls it off.
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

September 25, 2008
11:16 PM

Post #5599575

Well finally got at it and made this for the patio, hope it isn't too chilly to enjoy it out there this evening. I have so many dahlias I don't know what to make with them.

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Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

September 25, 2008
11:18 PM

Post #5599585

The dinner plate dahlia is a bit eaten from the stink bugs, but did like the vigna screwing around in this one.

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

September 25, 2008
11:20 PM

Post #5599600

Then I made this one with some of the clematis hangin round so we can enjoy it over on the wicker table by the mirror opposite the kitchen.

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

September 25, 2008
11:24 PM

Post #5599613

This is zinnias and those undisclosed blue flowers in the background and more of the clematis vine.

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

September 25, 2008
11:26 PM

Post #5599623

I am so pleased with the colors in this one this shows the hibiscus on the side.

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

September 25, 2008
11:28 PM

Post #5599630

Here is a closer look at the zinnias

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

September 25, 2008
11:30 PM

Post #5599640

And just one more of it sitting over at the bar! Now I can concentrate on the upcoming party!

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Zanymuse
Scotia, CA
(Zone 9b)

September 25, 2008
11:46 PM

Post #5599704

The flowers are beautiful. While your there at the bar could you mix me up a Bacardi sunset please? I haven't had one in years and it sure sounds good right now.
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

September 26, 2008
12:29 AM

Post #5599868

Well coming right up for you there Zany, prop up your feet, have a sip and chill out! Sure this isn't as good as the ones that Terri and others usually serve up, but best I could do on such short notice. I had just gone over to the bar for a minute when you spotted me there and hadn't intended to bartend this eve, but always happy to fix a quick one for a friend in need!
Candee

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Zanymuse
Scotia, CA
(Zone 9b)

September 26, 2008
12:32 AM

Post #5599888

Yummy! Mixed perfectly too!
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

September 26, 2008
12:37 AM

Post #5599916

Here a bit better capture of the true red in this dahlia.

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

September 26, 2008
12:43 AM

Post #5599932

Do we have any idea of just when Diann is due back? Has anyone seen or heard from Traci or Adele? Steven - what are you up to? I hope all are out making their end of season arrangements to bring in the cafe. I have hearrd that the arrangements keep much longer in the cafe than one would imagine. Some can survive right through the winter. I think it is because is is a cyber cafe and the poseys are in a time warp just like the one that brings us all together for the parties and so the flowers continue to live on and on,
so,
bring them on, we need all of them we can get to carry us through the winter months almost upon us!
Zanymuse
Scotia, CA
(Zone 9b)

September 26, 2008
12:44 AM

Post #5599936

Lovely. The clematis look like butterflies homing in on the prize.
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

September 26, 2008
1:19 AM

Post #5600085

You know, your're right, does look like a butterfly invasion. Hope you enjoyed your rum - there is a picher of the rest that is left behind the bar, just get back there and squat down, you can't miss it! Enjoy and now good night. Must get to work early tomorrow.
Candee
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

September 26, 2008
1:22 AM

Post #5600099

Good evening!
Candee, Great arrangements, they look lovely in the cafe and on the patio. It's a gorgeous red Dahlia on the wicker table, (pretty mirror) btw! My fav is the one at the bar, the colours work so well together and it has great height!!
You made a good job of Zany's drink, very creative. Cheers!

Just bringing in a vase of Glads...

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

September 26, 2008
1:26 AM

Post #5600115

I made a tree of Glads for the entrance...

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

September 26, 2008
1:28 AM

Post #5600122

I used a collar made of vines, decorative wire, beads and moss.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

September 26, 2008
1:34 AM

Post #5600143

Sleep well Candee, I'm off to bed too, night night all!
Zanymuse
Scotia, CA
(Zone 9b)

September 26, 2008
2:03 AM

Post #5600255

Sleep well, I will be up for at least 6 hours yet:~) So if you find me passed out behind the bar when you get back just prod me a little and I'll stumble off out of the way...
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

September 26, 2008
11:34 AM

Post #5601189

Geez, thanks for the "heads up" - I almost broke my fool leg stumbling over you when I went to wash the glasses this morn. How many glasses of that did you have anyway? I picked up 5 from the most odd locations. One was on the shelf with the animals, musta been when you were staring out the back door; then I found one out front and on the way in I picked up 2 in Steven's front yard. Good I got them before he found them, you know he is putting up a fence and likely for good reason. He let's us cut through there once in a while on our way to the cafe, but would likely put a stop to it if he got up and found glasses in the lawn!
Terri, that looks great at the entrance, where are you getting glads this time of year! Thanks for your compliments, that was my favorite as well all the colors are quite cheerful!
elle, are you working nonstop these days? Or are you out selling your lovely items?
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

September 26, 2008
2:49 PM

Post #5601748

Hi Candee, Thanks. Glad you like the Glads!! from the supermarket. I don't have much in the garden now...
Looks lovely in here today with your new arrangements.
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

September 26, 2008
2:57 PM

Post #5601788

Well, I just wanted to spiff the place up a bit. Good thing I did when I did as the winds were already beginning as I finished the last arrangement and today it is rainy and expected all weekend, so much for mowing at the cabin. Guess I'll need to borrow a plow by the time I can mow.
You sure get pretty flowers at your market, our "supermarkets' are expensive and not the greatest looking flowers, guess I am a bit spoiled.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

September 26, 2008
3:19 PM

Post #5601949

Sorry to hear you are expecting rain for the weekend. Today is has been sunny here for the first time in weeks. Hope it stays nice, got lots of clearing up to do in the garden.
Those Glads are very reasonable at 2.00 for a bunch (8 stems) at the supermarket here.
I think they are imported from Holland.
Yay! it's Friday, have a great weekend everyone!
I'm making some new items for the menu, any special requests?????
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

September 26, 2008
4:03 PM

Post #5602116

Just something warm and dry! Nice dry vodka martini for when I get home to sip on the way to the cabin if we go? And if we don't go, I will likely need more than one!
Zanymuse
Scotia, CA
(Zone 9b)

September 26, 2008
4:40 PM

Post #5602240

LOL, I didn't leave the glasses on the lawn...that must have been my evil twin...she is quite the prankster and just loves to make people think the worst of me. The one by the window was mine though, Did you know those critters come to life at night and they love to party! You should hear them sing too! They really howl!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

September 26, 2008
7:59 PM

Post #5602934

Good evening all,
Special Martinis tonight... enjoy our ' Candee dry ' cheers!

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Zanymuse
Scotia, CA
(Zone 9b)

September 26, 2008
8:04 PM

Post #5602951

Now that's a great martini!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

September 26, 2008
8:12 PM

Post #5602974

Hi Zany, Thank you. Be careful now, these are quite strong. LoL!!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

September 26, 2008
9:39 PM

Post #5603308

Here's something to sit on the wooden cabinet we have from Sue. A new straw basket with some garden flowers and leaves.

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

September 28, 2008
11:30 PM

Post #5610725

Now that I have had a drink I am stimied! How did you do that Terri? What is that blueband? Looking good as always, I love coming here to learn somethin new every day!
SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

September 29, 2008
3:35 PM

Post #5613157

Hi everyone! I just had a martini...there was an extra one in the fridge.

Candee, those are beautiful arrangements, what kind of clematis is that? I want to get one last arrangement made this afternoon...my fairy rose is just opening a fresh crop of blooms...which would add some colour to the garden...but I think I'll cut them anyway. So did you get most of your tropicals brought in? I've been trying to leave mine out as long as I can but it's almost October so I'm starting to worry we might just get a frost without warning so they're coming in...which for some reason always makes me feel sad cause they always look so 'happy' outside.

Sue, those garden pics you've been posting...are they of your 'winter' garden? Either way...I'm envious...and thats shade house is very nice aswell! But I think it needs more inhabitants! :)

Terri, love the white martini!!! It's so beautiful! And heres a pic of the red coreopsis 'redshift'...its red and yellow but still a bit different.

Steven

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SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

September 29, 2008
3:38 PM

Post #5613172

This Bougainvillea needs to come in...so maybe it can overwinter in the window by the animals?

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SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

September 29, 2008
3:46 PM

Post #5613199

hahahaha, that last pic gives a false impression of the shape of the bougie...that picture makes it look small and round but it's actualy bigger and 'longer' if that makes sense???

I found a few of glasses Zany left behind in my backyard...but on the other hand, who wouldn't want to stare at this fine specimen? I started it back in February of this year so it's my proud achievement of the summer...it should open anyday!!!!!! I'm CAN'T WAIT!!!!!

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SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

September 29, 2008
3:47 PM

Post #5613202

and heres a mum I bought and planted in the garden in front of the cafe for some fall colour but the grass hoppers came and ate all the petals off :(

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

September 29, 2008
4:02 PM

Post #5613278

Hey Steven! I must say I really like that redshift, such an unusual combo. The bougainvillea looks splendid by the window. Sorry I took the critters out so, well you know, they wouldn't get knocked around ^-^. Now is that a brugmansia? I don't know much about them other than they are spectacular in showing, please post when she opens. I am sure Zany's mouth dropped to the ground along with the glasses when she spied that. Very pretty mum you have added to the cafe.

I have brought most everything inside and agree, it all looked happier out, but what is one to do. I still have the passiflora and vigna caracalla out as they are full of blooms, but will surely bring them in regardless in about one more week as we can get a surprise cold snap with little warning here in the mts.
Zanymuse
Scotia, CA
(Zone 9b)

September 29, 2008
4:31 PM

Post #5613375

Psssst, Candee, don't tell Steven but I dropped the glass when I was sneaking a cutting ;~)
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

September 29, 2008
4:47 PM

Post #5613435

You know I am no good with secrets Zany, so he is bound to find out sooner or later.
SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

September 29, 2008
7:42 PM

Post #5614035

Thanks Candee, redshift was 20% off and I actualy passed it by the first time as it wasn't on budget...but just couldn't get it out of my head and had to run back and get it :)
Yup thats a Brugmansia, and this will be my first ever Brug bloom! Its supposed to be pink but looks like it will start out yellow and later change to pink which is apparently quite common. It should open any day now...it seems to be taking so long...probably teasing us on purpose!

Zany, hope the cutting does well :) I'm going to be taking some soon myslef cause if I brough in the whole plant it would hit the ceiling!

Heres a shot of the whole plant!

Steven

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SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

September 29, 2008
9:16 PM

Post #5614351

Bringing this over from the 'Autumn Shades' thread. Thought it might ad some colour to one of the tables :)

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

September 29, 2008
11:37 PM

Post #5614868

Hi everyone!
Thank you, glad you enjoyed the Martini's.
Candee, the blueband is a fabric collar from the hand tie I won in the raffle a while back!! Did you get your mowing done at the cabin?
Steven, Good idea bringing your bougie over here, love those, so exotic with the paper like flowers.
The splash of colour looks nice at the front, critters get hungry at this cafe too!! The red coreopsis is very unusual, looks a bit like cosmos dont you think?
Thanks for your pretty table arrangement, hopefully it will inspire more!!!

Any cakes around here? raisin toast? anything?...
Here's a fresh pot of flowers. I 'found' the fuschias!!!

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SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

September 29, 2008
11:53 PM

Post #5614972

Terri, I never really thought of it before but they do look like cosmos! I just collected a bunch of seeds for the pink ones so maybe I'll try and grow the together next time...you keep giving me all these ideas! :) Glad you like the Bougie. ANd those darned grasshoppers are starting to eat everything...theres a meadow behind our house so there must be hundreds of them in our small yard.
I do have some sandwhiches if anyone wants a nighttime snack! But raisin toast does sound rather good...Mmmm...

Steven

edited to add that they have lettuce and chicken breast on them. Thought I should say incase anyone was a vegetarian.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

September 30, 2008
12:01 AM

Post #5615026

Thanks for the offer, think I'll hang on for Sue, she makes great raisin toast!!!!!
SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

September 30, 2008
12:17 AM

Post #5615090

ok, I'll put them in the fridge then and whoever stops by tomorrow can have one for lunch :)

Steven
SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

September 30, 2008
12:18 AM

Post #5615094

plus I kind of feel like some rasin toast myself :)
Zanymuse
Scotia, CA
(Zone 9b)

September 30, 2008
12:20 AM

Post #5615104

Chicken...yummy! Thanks Steven, it is almost my lunch time and that chicken is going to taste mighty good.

terriculture, aren't the fuscias lovely? Mine are blooming still also. In fact the never stopped this past year even in December. The local hummers have made them a regular stop on their daily rounds.

I managed to sand and stain the wood frame for my dragonfly over the weekend and hope to get it knocked together and hung soon. The boards I used were redwood and I used a cherrywood stain (3 coats) The wood looks wonderful against the pictures colors. Even my critic DH has decided it "doesn't look bad" LOL if you knew him you would understand this is a HUGE compliment!
SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

September 30, 2008
12:25 AM

Post #5615121

Zany, Can't wait to see the finished dragonfly!

Terri, I forgot to say how much I like your teapot! The fuschias and the dahlias are a great contrast!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

September 30, 2008
12:29 AM

Post #5615137

Good, I'm sure they won't go to waste, hungry night owls visiting the cafe might enjoy a snack later!!
Funny, I don't know where the raisin toast idea came from, just feel like some. LoL.





Sweet dreams... zzzzzzz ...
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

September 30, 2008
12:35 AM

Post #5615160

Yes Zany! where is mr Dragonfly?????!!

Thanks Steven, the fuschias just 'fell over' the fence from my neighbours!!!!!! thats my story...ok!
SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

September 30, 2008
12:42 AM

Post #5615205

hahahaha Terri, I think if the fuschias "fell" into your yard I think some cuttings might have fallen too :) he he he





Have a good night, I'm off to get ready for bed and watch some telly. Coco and Bella say 'hi'!
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

September 30, 2008
11:39 AM

Post #5616391

Terri, I am glad you partly fessed up about the fuschias cause I had a pretty good idea how they landed in that pot! They are really pretty and I like the dark teapot contrast.
Steven so nice of you to bring over your autumn shades, they look marvelous on the windowsill. As a matter of fact I am looking at them right now munching on a wonderful chicken sandwich, I love chicken sandwiches and since you have so many and nobody is watching, I think I'll have two!
Now are you talking about raisin/cinnamon toast, cause Pepperidge Farm has a wonderful one that I love to toast and gob with butter (real butter of course)! Now I may have to find some of that in the kitchen for a snack later myself.
Zany, I am impressed that you made the frame and finished it yourself as well, bet you are quite proud, we can't wait to see it.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

September 30, 2008
5:23 PM

Post #5617783

Hi everyone.
Looking forward to seeing your Fuschias sometime Zany!
Lol Candee, you know I can't keep a secret either!! Real butter for the raisin toast of course!!!!!!!
I was in such a hurry to get home today, I forgot to get some raisin toast!!
Think I'm coming down with a cold, feel a bit 'crook' (as Sue would say).
It's the flower club tomorrow and as yet I don't have any flowers or ideas... Please HELP!!
cafe friends!!!!!!
The theme is ... Parallel Lines ...



SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

September 30, 2008
5:48 PM

Post #5617858

Hi All, glad everyone is enjoying the chicken sandwiches! Are you going to share some of that delicious rasin toast Candee???


Hmm, Parallel Lines


*thinking*


Maybe some tall and straight blooms like gladioli and perhaps some coloured branches and ornamental grass in a rectangular or square container? I made a quick drawing of what it might look like from the top, the different colours being different flowers, branches, ect. . If you use tall blooms with lots of stem you could tuck some pompom mums or dahlias at the base of the stems to fill in the bottom.
Hope I managed to type that out so it makes sense! hahahahahaha

Steven

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Zanymuse
Scotia, CA
(Zone 9b)

September 30, 2008
7:24 PM

Post #5618159

I enjoyed the chicken sandwich and then ate a thick slice of raisin bread for desert. Then of course I just had to take a nice nap... but not before I hung the dragonfly. I feel like a kid all excited about showing off their refrigerator art... so TA DA!!! Meet Pffft the Magic Dragonfly

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Zanymuse
Scotia, CA
(Zone 9b)

September 30, 2008
7:26 PM

Post #5618162

OOPS... Try again... TA DA!!!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

October 1, 2008
1:28 AM

Post #5619626

Hi Steven, Thanks for the sketch and ideas. I like the idea of using mums to cover the base. The trouble with this design is... you need loads of plant material!!!! Luckily I have a rectangular dish for this one,
I will go and see whats available at the shops tomorrow, just hope I can find tall stems!

Zany, Thank you for hanging such a beautiful work of Art in our chill out zone! you did a fantastic job and the frame looks great with it.
This cafe is so cool and trendy, I'm so happy to part of it!!

Well, I've had some hot honey and lemon drinks, but think I need to shake this cold off in bed. Don't want to be coughing my germs in the cafe.!! night all.
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

October 1, 2008
1:33 AM

Post #5619666

Well first let me say the sandwiches were marvelous, thanks so much Steven, as you can see I had my share. Now for that parallel line arrangement, Steven, now that is one clever idea when we have so few blooms, great job as they are lovely and quite parallel.
Zany that is wonderful!!! You must be so excited to sit under that and be so proud that it is your own creation and done so exquisitely. Steve and I, as you know, do artwork and it always amazes us how lovely it looks in our home as well as others, pat yourself on the back.
Now for the sandwiches did in there are still a few left!
BTW Zany the sofa colors really make it stand out well.
Now Steven you have a unique sense of style and so I put your lovelies on the bar but hope you don't mind I changed the vertical and forgot a vase!

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Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

October 1, 2008
1:34 AM

Post #5619671

As for the sandwiches I ate! Well what can I say , small hungry and sitting round!

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Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

October 1, 2008
1:35 AM

Post #5619676

night Terri, hope you feel better soon and stop sniffling on the sandwiches as you can see I am still eating LOL!
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

October 1, 2008
1:37 AM

Post #5619684

Now Zany how did you get that effect and please don't say masks I have been trying to accomplish them for days and days!
Zanymuse
Scotia, CA
(Zone 9b)

October 1, 2008
1:39 AM

Post #5619696

Candee? what effect?
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

October 1, 2008
1:42 AM

Post #5619722

Oh, sorry no offense meant Zany, just thought the wall had a kinda of luminence effect? Thought you might have surrounded it with some white wash or somethin?
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

October 1, 2008
1:44 AM

Post #5619728

Lol Candee! You are so creative with your photo's! Love what you did there.
The bar looks fab ...cough cough... sniffle soz atishew cough...sniffle...

Enjoy your rolls, hope to get raisin toast tomorrow!

haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

October 1, 2008
1:46 AM

Post #5619732

DOn't have any on hand Terri but would gladly go to the store if it will help you feel better??? Was going to bed but could wait? Pleas feel better dear friend!
Zanymuse
Scotia, CA
(Zone 9b)

October 1, 2008
1:49 AM

Post #5619743

LOL not offended at all, just puzzled. No the natural lighting in the room is odd and the white walls seem to change depending on the time of day.

As for masks...is that the same as layers that are "flattened"? the terminology is a foriegn language to me.

Terri, get into a nice snug bed with a toddy and get well!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

October 1, 2008
1:52 AM

Post #5619751

A good nights sleep is what I need! Think I'm dreaming about raisin toast ...

Thanks for offering to go to the store, so sweet!!!! night night dear friend x
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

October 1, 2008
1:54 AM

Post #5619760

Thanks Zany I'm going right now!
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

October 1, 2008
11:56 AM

Post #5620717

Sorry could not get it fixed before you went to bed terri, sure hope this makes you feel better in the morning, have some nice orange juice with it if somebody can make some up real quick.

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Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

October 1, 2008
12:00 PM

Post #5620721

Zany, I am not the best person to tell you the difference between layers and masks as I am still studying up on the masks, but there are two different monsters!
Masks are more like what you get if you use a stencil and you can create some fantastic techniques, but there is so much to learn. I am gonna keep playing with them over on the framed not cut thread and eventually I will master something LOL!

The shadows in your room with the lovely dragonfly reminded me of a mask overlay, guess I have that on the brain. BTW you really did a fine job with the color combos from your sofa, pretty slick for a first attempt.
SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

October 1, 2008
3:24 PM

Post #5621437

Hi Terri!, Glad you like the idea...hopefully you can find something thats not too many $$$, maybe take a drive on a country road and there might be some nice wild branches or grasses that would look nice? I guess you could make the arrangement 'zen' and put less plant material in it. Hope you're feeling better today!

Candee, thanks for setting up the arrangement on the bar, it looks very nice. And do you happen to have any of the rasin toast left? When I go the cafe the plate was empty...the sandwhich rolls are gone too...I guess the lunch crowd(everyone but me) came in early today.

Zany, Very nice job on the Dragonfly! I would definitely hang it up in my house, it would look quite nice in the tv room(once it's finished). Do you mind if I 'borrow' it from the cafe once and a while?


Here's my Brugmansia this morning, I'm really hoping tonights the night!!!

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SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

October 1, 2008
3:26 PM

Post #5621443

heres a picture of the bloom from below.

Steven

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Zanymuse
Scotia, CA
(Zone 9b)

October 1, 2008
4:41 PM

Post #5621733

Steven, I would be honored for you to borrow it.

I bought that couch about 8 years ago. It was the first time I ever dared to buy a large piece with a bold pattern and I really liked it. But after 8 years I am ready for a change. I may slip cover it with a solid color fabric. The two chairs are both the same color as that one green throw pillow in the picture so I may pull one of the other colors out for the sofa.
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

October 1, 2008
6:36 PM

Post #5622169

Oh, Steven that is gonna be a beaut! Sorry, can't get any more toast made cause I have to do some work outside the cafe as on my way in I saw that the storm drain was clogged and they are calling for rain. Wouldn't want an overflow of water backing up in your basement!

Zany I love the bold in the sofa, I used to have one that was mildly bold but it was corduroy fabric and I tired of it after many many useful years as well. I am sure whatever you come up with will look marvelous as you have quite a good eye for colors and design. Steven if you borrow the dragonfly, be sure you sign it out so we know who has it. Enjoy.
SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

October 1, 2008
8:46 PM

Post #5622571

Thanks Zany, I'll be sure to sign it out :)

Candee, Thanks, I just took another picture, the bloom is even bigger then it was this morning! This is my first brug bloom so I can't seem to wait any longer...I think tonight is the night it's going to open!

Steven

heres a pic taken about 10 min ago. hehehehe


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Zanymuse
Scotia, CA
(Zone 9b)

October 1, 2008
10:00 PM

Post #5622796

oPEN, OPen, OPeN OPEN! Waiting is not my forte'
SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

October 1, 2008
10:38 PM

Post #5622909

Same here...it seems to be taking forever...not that I'm checking it every 5 seconds or anything...
Zanymuse
Scotia, CA
(Zone 9b)

October 2, 2008
2:02 AM

Post #5623538

LOL is it open yet?
weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

October 2, 2008
9:06 AM

Post #5624134

Ha ha, Candee makes raisin toast for terri (finally) and she doesn't come in to eat it!
Sorry terri, I've been flat out like a lizard on a rock! Not only gardening but playing in the 'Brom Palace' as I've called my new shade house.
Steven, we are in the first month of spring. Days are getting warmer and longer and everything is booming along!
I'll leave you with a pic of this afternoon in the Brom Palace. (Is it full enough yet?)

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

October 2, 2008
11:50 AM

Post #5624368

Hi everyone...
Thank you so much for making me some raisin toast Candee.
I would like to know who ate MY raisin toast??????? I have my own suspects!

Steven, Thank you for your help with the parallel lines. I ended up with Gladioli and roses and used mums to cover the top of the base. I was quite pleased with it in the end, it's a pity the judge was so picky and marked me down for a stupid reason although once she pointed it out, I understood what she meant and it made sense, so I learnt something!
I forgot to take my camera with me, so I was mad at myself with that because there were some nice arrangements. A friend is going to email me with her photos, so when they arrive I'll show you. Will take a picture of mine later, if I find the energy!!!!!
I came home and went to bed early for a change! Still got a bad cough and not feeling too good. I'm staying in bed today!!
Has it opened yet?????
Sue, Brom palace looks fantasic! It will be our top winter attraction at the cafe. Thanks so much for building and designing it for us. Feel free to keep adding more!!!!!


haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

October 2, 2008
1:11 PM

Post #5624631

Get some rest Terri, hope you feel better soon. So what did she say the problem was with your parallels? Can't wait to see it.
So Steven, today? did it, did it?
Sue, your brom palace will soon outdo the one I posted at Longwood Gardens, sue keep more coming!
Zanymuse
Scotia, CA
(Zone 9b)

October 2, 2008
5:00 PM

Post #5625460

(burp) OH! excuse me! I'm sorry, was that wonderful raisen bread yours? I saw it there and couldn't resist it.

Steven... is it open? Can you smell it yet?

Terri, please feel better soon.

Weed, all those broms! What a beautiful sight they are. Do they bloom for you? Mine never would bloomafter 3 years. Gave them to a friend and they bloomed within 2 weeks. I guess they liked him better than me ;~P
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

October 2, 2008
5:27 PM

Post #5625565

Ok nurse Candee, I'm resting Thankyou!
The judge liked the ornamental gourds filled with roses, she said they were quirky and origional. the spacing and height was good, (enough room for the butterflies) and she said the cinammon sticks were a great idea. The problem was the colour of the tray I used!! how picky is that? so she gave me a 4 instead of 5. The tray should have been brown or the cinnamon sticks brought to the base. Apparently the green tray stood out too much!
I see it now!!!!!!



Has it opened yet??????

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

October 2, 2008
5:31 PM

Post #5625575

Thanks Zany, I'm trying to rest, more raisin toast might help!!!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

October 2, 2008
5:56 PM

Post #5625691

oh and I won one of the raffle prizes!
I'm sure we can find somewhere for it in the cafe. A pink and red arrangement with ferns.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

October 2, 2008
6:13 PM

Post #5625751

YUK! IT WONT BE STAYING VERY LONG, I'm going to re-arrange it tomorrow!!!!
Zanymuse
Scotia, CA
(Zone 9b)

October 2, 2008
7:22 PM

Post #5625958

LOL re-arrange away. Anything you do to it will be an improvement! Yours deserved a 6 out of 5 not a 4!

Ok, Terri is ill so I'll leave the raisin bread alone for her this time. But only if she promises to feel better soon.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

October 2, 2008
8:28 PM

Post #5626194

Thanks Zany, so kind!
Hope the raisin toast turns up soon tee hee!




Steven, Is it OPEN yet??????
We are all waiting...

and waiting...!!!!!!!!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

October 2, 2008
9:44 PM

Post #5626459

When will our baby arrive?



Is my toast ready yet?...
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

October 3, 2008
12:07 AM

Post #5626944



I've been watching the door for hours waiting for my toast.
Candee is probably mowing lawns or something!
If you do bring me some, please stash it in our secret hiding place.
or you know who might eat the lot again!!!

I thought I saw Steven dancing in his yard. Maybe it's opened, either that or he was going through his dance moves for the next party!!
Goodnight all.
Zanymuse
Scotia, CA
(Zone 9b)

October 3, 2008
1:10 AM

Post #5627156

Poor Terri, no raisin bread and everyone seems to have abandoned the cafe for the afternoon.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

October 3, 2008
1:18 AM

Post #5627174

Yeah, nobody loves me... sob!
SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

October 3, 2008
1:28 AM

Post #5627206

It's almost open! YAY! It should probably be opened by now but it's been so cool out! I got a pic though but it's kind of blurry. Last night there was a faint citrus fragrance but tonight its very faint. Maybe because its cool out?

I love the arrangement Terri! The green mums with the babies breath look fantastic and the roses in the gourds and the cinnamon is very clever! Not sure what that judge was fussing about though. I agree with Zany and anything you do to your raffle prize will be an improvement! It's ICKY! But it'll no doubt be amzing by the time you're done with it!
Enjoy your toast if it ever arrives...Candee must like mowing her lawn in the dark :)

Sue, Love the Brom Palace! Please keep us updated on it and your garden through-out your spring and summer. OH! I don't think the Palace is full enough yet though...it may never be full enough :)


Are we having another party???

Steven

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SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

October 3, 2008
1:29 AM

Post #5627208

Hi Terri and Zany! You two posted while I was posting! :)
Zanymuse
Scotia, CA
(Zone 9b)

October 3, 2008
2:40 AM

Post #5627486

OOOOH! It is starting to unfurl!!! Yippy !!! I think the scent of them is heavenly but it soes seem stronger when it is warm out. Just stick your whole nowe into it and breath it in...but check it first to make sure your nose is alone and doeesn't vacum up any unwanted guests.
weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

October 3, 2008
7:18 AM

Post #5628055

Hi all, Terri, your arrangement was fantastic, and I wouldn't even have notice there WAS a tray if you hadn't pointed it out! How picky! It looks so professional! You should be a florist! imagine all the flowers you would have to play with! I didn't think the raffle arrangement was too bad, better than anything I can do, and really, I am just in love with flowers no matter how they're arranged. You would cringe if you saw how I cut and shove flowers into a conatiner because i had to prune something! LOL
I can't make any raisin toast for anyone, 'cause I haven't got any, but plan to remedy that with a trip to the shop tomorrow.
We have a long weekend here, (Labour weekend, don't know what it means) but I get Monday off, so 'me no complain'.
Ww have visitors coming. *knees shaking* a 70 yo, a 5 yo and a couple in their 50's. What a mix! It's been a loooong time since I've been around little children, so hopefully i will handle it all. I'm afrais it means i won't be at the cafe till possibly tuesday night?
I think we need a new one, (cafe) Do you want me to renovate and re-open?
Sue
ellesgh
Humansville, MO

October 3, 2008
2:25 PM

Post #5628897

hi all
sure miss the cafe
been helping around here we move chickern fix truck
and now fixing the barn
we raise rabbit for a living
oo dave does
i work in nurseing home
but off for vacation
hoping to get somr arrment
of my house plant
elle
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

October 3, 2008
3:44 PM

Post #5629188

Hello everyone, I'm still sick so won't stay long!
Thanks Steven and Sue, glad you liked my parallel lines, wish you guys were the judges!!
Almost there with our Brug Steven, so it smells like citrus? I wondered what they smell like, haven't seen one in real life!!!!
Sue, I'm sure all your visitors will love being at your house, you have so much to see and enjoy. Thanks for offering to renovate and re-open, don;t forget to advertise our latest attraction...Brom Palace.

Has anyone seen the poster on the notice board about our up and coming trip to Australia? Sign up for a trip through cyber space to Sue's Paradise, Refreshments and transport will be provided. Sue has the details for our adventures over there!

Hi there elle, I had been wondering if you were ok, nice to hear from you again.
Where are you going on vacation? hope you have a great time.
Sounds like you have been very busy, all arrangements are welcome at the cafe!

Going back to bed for a while, bye!

ellesgh
Humansville, MO

October 3, 2008
9:25 PM

Post #5630202

just staying home
need to catup with house work
elle
weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

October 4, 2008
4:08 AM

Post #5631519

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/909478/
Heres your destination for the weekend, while the Flowerpot Cafe' undergoes renovations.
I hope you can make it Elle, Steven, Terri (hope you feel better), Candee, Zanymuse, and if you see Adele, Karma or Traci, please tell them to drop over for a warm weekend rest! If I left some one out, please feel free to drop by and admonish me! (have a brain like a sieve)
There will be (hopefully) regular sightseeing around my garden, and maybe some around Coffs too.
The renovations to Flowerpot should be complete by tuesday Oct 7. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Candee, Terri is not feeling too well, do you think you can organise tickets for everyone, and I'll get Terri on the royal Flying doctors flight ASAP
Everyone welcome, young and old and new, and lurkers too.
(so says Sue)
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

October 4, 2008
3:40 PM

Post #5632666

Hi Sue,
I used to love watching the TV programme Flying doctors!! I never imagined I would actually be flying with them.. It's so exciting to have the VIP treatment, Thankyou!
Better go and pack my bags, suncream,sunglasses,Bikini (do I even have one?) LoL!!
I'm really looking forward to seeing everyone there, it's a trip of a lifetime folks!!


Looks like Candee is still mowing lawns! so you'll have to catch the cyber bus which will be along soon...( I managed to hire one for the weekend).


terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

October 4, 2008
8:04 PM

Post #5633245

Here's our cyber bus to take you to Cafe' Coffs Harbour, dont worry if you miss the first bus, before you know it another will be along!!

All aboard ... ding ding...

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Zanymuse
Scotia, CA
(Zone 9b)

October 4, 2008
10:07 PM

Post #5633570

I always wanted to ride in a bouble decker bus...can I sit on top with the roses or would someone mistake me for an aphid and break out the bug spray?
SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

October 4, 2008
11:41 PM

Post #5633789

TA DA! It finally opened the other night! I've been taking loads of pics so we can stare at them through the winter :) Apparently they all have different scents, some smell baby powderish(?) and others different still. I like the scent of mine, but apparently that might change too as well as the weather changes. I've been sticking my nose up the flower several times a day and so far I like what I smell!

Steven

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SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

October 4, 2008
11:41 PM

Post #5633791

and here it is from below

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SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

October 5, 2008
12:01 AM

Post #5633831

good news!!! I just went out and checked and it's opened up even more! It's huge now! And the smell is stronger then yesterday a sort of peppermint/citrus...its about 10C out now so it'll probably be amazing when it's actualy warm out!!!!! Would love to take a pic now but after dark they always seem to come out blurry or over exposed.

So make sure you all pop by tomorrow! I'll leave the side gate open in my yard so everyone can come by to see/smell this beauty!

Steven
Zanymuse
Scotia, CA
(Zone 9b)

October 5, 2008
12:07 AM

Post #5633848

HOORAY!!! It opened and it looks wonderful. I don't have any Brugs at the moment but was able to stop and smell them for awhile at a friends place. She is giving me some cuttings to replace the ones I lost moving.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

October 5, 2008
12:12 AM

Post #5633862

Steven, Great! it's opened at last. It looks like a big flower, be sure to bring it back when we re-open. See you down under, G'day !!
Zany, I saw you on the top of the bus earlier!!

C'mon lurkers... Flowertips, Cissy,Mittsy,Yardqueen,Sally,Marcia, come on over to Sue's for the weekend!!

Hope Dianne gets back from Europe in time for this trip!!!!!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

October 5, 2008
1:21 PM

Post #5635282

Anyone heard from Star? hope she comes to Coffs harbour!!

Happy Birthday to our Traci, she would love it at Sue's.
starlight1153
Seale, AL
(Zone 8b)

October 5, 2008
1:42 PM

Post #5635340

Ask and you shall see. : ) Now how's that for timing? Just finally gettign time to get back over here. Been so thirsty so finalyl able to come and grab a couple of flower cocktails I see are still hanging around.

Sorry folks just been busy as all get out, when it come sit come sin bucketfuls and also been busy with benefits and such for Ike and Gustuv victims and had mid term finals and a host of problems going on here.

had to take time to sit and catch up and boy it felt good too look at all the lovely flowers. benn so busy my mums have bene blooming without me. Hoping to find some still in decent shape to gather for a vase for a corner.

Steve love your brug. Just got hooke don them this year and got a coupel of sticks and have them growing. and got some seed and gonan see if I cna get them to germinate and grow.

Those brug flowers are so huge they could be used for an outside vase for a small boguet inside of them.

The trees are turnign here, so hoping I have time to gather some leaves to try and get some arrangemnts made. Anybody know what the best way to try and dry some leaves is?

Sure have misse dya all, wil try and pop in more. Still got thinsg going on with Ike victims and helping them, but wil pop in as much as much as I can.

Just keep the coffe pot full and I will follow it. : )
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

October 5, 2008
9:42 PM

Post #5636708

Well as always a day late and dollar short and LOL, missed the bus. There is no cyber at the cabin, it is a rough in the woods, lucky a cell phone operates there.
Terri, that arrangement is one of your best ever - I don't know who was judging that but they are obviously not of the artful eye culture!
Steven, that brug has done you justice, I am sorry you never had luck with them Zany, but go visit Steven's (in case that cutting you got doesn't promulgate).

elle, so glad you are having a holiday at Coff's Gaye, you will have the time of your life.
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

October 5, 2008
9:48 PM

Post #5636730

I did pick a couple dahlias before leaving friday for the cabin. Think they will look good as ever in the cafe kitchen.

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SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

October 5, 2008
11:56 PM

Post #5637133

Hi Everyone! Just popping in quick, thanks for the compliments on the brug!!! I've got more pics to post for when we re-open after the renos!
I had the same idea as you Star for putting flowers right inside the brug bloom. It would look awsome!

Steven
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

October 6, 2008
11:45 AM

Post #5638524

Star glad you are getting caught up and enjoying all the arrangements.
That is a clever idea to use the brom in a clear vase with others inside? You all are so ingenious. See ya soon.

Steven, we are not supposed to be in here while we are vacationing at Sue's, the travel will knock us off our feet if we are not careful!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

October 6, 2008
1:38 PM

Post #5638828

Hi star, Good to hear from you. Sounds like you've been busy and need a break!
The coffee is sooooo good at Sue's, I'm sending the bus back for you! (and anyone else).


Glad you liked the arrangement Candee, Thank you darling!

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ellesgh
Humansville, MO

October 6, 2008
2:28 PM

Post #5639013

went to our round up and here is some picture of the plant

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ellesgh
Humansville, MO

October 6, 2008
2:33 PM

Post #5639028

and here

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

October 6, 2008
11:50 PM

Post #5640926

Oh elle, what a busy vacation you have had, going to aussieland and a RU as well. Looks like you got some great finds.
Lucky I can see these as I am still over at Sues and just popped in to check the mail. You got some really nice coleus and others. Good job, so how was the RU and where was it! How long is your vacation, glad to see you enjoy yourself and not be quite so busy all the time.
weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

October 7, 2008
7:53 AM

Post #5642305

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/910458/
The Cafe is open and ready for customers! Get your good frocks on. (except Steven) and everyone gets a turn making cocktails! Wahoo!

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