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obbirds
Olive Branch, MS

April 26, 2009
1:34 AM

Post #6463412

A perfect day with the perfect group of people. As always Rita's was a lot of fun and I think everyone took home more then we really needed. Here is a pic of Rita doing a "drive by"

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obbirds
Olive Branch, MS

April 26, 2009
1:36 AM

Post #6463417

Let the fun begin.

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obbirds
Olive Branch, MS

April 26, 2009
1:39 AM

Post #6463431

Terrye wasting no time on getting started.

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obbirds
Olive Branch, MS

April 26, 2009
1:40 AM

Post #6463435

Exactly what is Kim and Kathy Ann doing? I bet they got whatever it was they where after.

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obbirds
Olive Branch, MS

April 26, 2009
1:42 AM

Post #6463444

Lamar trying to find out where Ruth wandered off to.

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obbirds
Olive Branch, MS

April 26, 2009
1:45 AM

Post #6463455

Sharon is using this small pot as a decoy for what she is really trying to get.

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obbirds
Olive Branch, MS

April 26, 2009
1:47 AM

Post #6463465

This Agave was just to big to fit under his shirt.

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obbirds
Olive Branch, MS

April 26, 2009
1:49 AM

Post #6463470

After being busted by Rita, Jim still got a start of the Agave.

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obbirds
Olive Branch, MS

April 26, 2009
1:51 AM

Post #6463481

Ruth trying to be slick taking plants out of a stranger trunk.

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obbirds
Olive Branch, MS

April 26, 2009
1:53 AM

Post #6463487

Watching in amazement as Ruth takes the plants out of the trunk.

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obbirds
Olive Branch, MS

April 26, 2009
1:55 AM

Post #6463494

Sandra on the phone as Terrye does all the loading. Is this why you bring Terrye along Sandra?

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obbirds
Olive Branch, MS

April 26, 2009
1:57 AM

Post #6463502

Kim what did you say to Bonnie to make her leave the table?

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obbirds
Olive Branch, MS

April 26, 2009
1:59 AM

Post #6463506

Kathy Ann, Bonnie and Kim. Kim would never stop talking, not even for a pic.

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obbirds
Olive Branch, MS

April 26, 2009
2:00 AM

Post #6463512

Kim must of had an itch or something.

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obbirds
Olive Branch, MS

April 26, 2009
2:03 AM

Post #6463519

No matter where we went we where followed by this little blue car. It looked like Kim in the passengers seat, but I could not see a driver.

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n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

April 26, 2009
2:16 AM

Post #6463561

Kenny - it looks like Ruth had an itch too. Hmmmmm.

I had soooo much fun. It seems like i am so wound up now after having 2 days of nothing but plant fun with the best of friends ! What more could a person ask for?

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n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

April 26, 2009
2:17 AM

Post #6463568

Kenny - where's the pics of Kim riding the bucking bronco ?
gen2026
Camden, AR

April 26, 2009
2:18 AM

Post #6463571

Hiliarious!! Great pics and dialogue... thanks for including us in your day! Looks like ya'll had a great time !

I am envious...

Genna
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

April 26, 2009
2:21 AM

Post #6463588

Here's the farthest traveled group.
KA, Kim (AR); Melody, Lisa (KY) and Terry and her sweet daughter from Murfreesboro. Terry, your daughter is such a sweetheart ! It was so nice to get to meet you, Melody, and Lisa.

Hey Kim - I don't think the purple flowers smell - so what are you doing there?

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n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

April 26, 2009
2:24 AM

Post #6463596

Genna - I sure wish you could have come. I know you would have had to have had a great time with this bunch ! We sure missed those that didn't get to. When we went to eat, we were amazed that the total count for lunch was actually 20 people. For this not to have been a plant swap - that is really amazing.

When we told Casey Jones that we needed a table for 20 people - the young man said he about passed out. So, we kindly volunteered Ruth to go help clean up the table for us all to eat on. Thanks Ruth! Otherwise, we may have had to eat all seperately.
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

April 26, 2009
2:27 AM

Post #6463605

Melody & Lisa -
I think those white caladiums were some we all came home with. Now I wish I had bought more of them.

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n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

April 26, 2009
2:29 AM

Post #6463616

Kenny, Ruth (the one in the middle ignoring me) and Amanda (Sandra's daughter).

edited to say - the cute little red head on the far right is 1 of Sandra's DGD's. Both of Amanda's girls came, and they were both so good to be amongst so many nuts in 1 bunch.


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gen2026
Camden, AR

April 26, 2009
2:29 AM

Post #6463617

LOL ... I am sure ya'll were a quiet, mild group... no one even knew you were there !!! LOL NOT !!

Maybe next year... I needed to work in my garden today but I didn't get far because it started raining !! I did manage to get some more seeds planted in jugs though for my flower beds!! I just wish the get togethers were a little more spread out !

Genna

n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

April 26, 2009
2:31 AM

Post #6463625

One year Genna, it seemed we were doing something every month. We hated saying bye so bad, so we just planned another event for the next month so we could see each other again. I tell you - it is really hard to say bye to such friends that you had so much fun with.
gen2026
Camden, AR

April 26, 2009
2:35 AM

Post #6463642

I have had the priviledge of meeting several of the DG folks - and have thoroughly enjoyed it ... really looking for ward to next weekend and seeing several of them again. Then hopefully it will be on to Jeri's just three weeks from now! I just wish this trip to Rita's hadn't been so close to the others... as I have a HUGE to do list here that I am barely making a dent in !! LOL but then it is that way ALL the time !!

Too bad there isn't someone from that direction coming to Debras so that you could come with them...

Genna
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

April 26, 2009
2:38 AM

Post #6463655

I totally understand Genna. You end up having to pick and choose when you have a busy life. It is hard to because it really does do my soul alot of good.
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 26, 2009
2:41 AM

Post #6463673

LOL No itch...pants were falling down from sweating so much! LOL I am a little nervous about seeing me on the horse. lol

We had the most wonderful time! Words just cannot express how much KA and I love each of you!

KA took a few pictures at Bonnie's house. I will post them tomorrow.
obbirds
Olive Branch, MS

April 26, 2009
2:44 AM

Post #6463680

Kim the horse pic will show up in a few days. Glad to see ya'll made it back safe and sound.
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

April 26, 2009
2:44 AM

Post #6463681

And man, did we do some sweating! Wish my pants would fall down from sweating. I don't seem to have that problem, Kim. lol.
gen2026
Camden, AR

April 26, 2009
2:45 AM

Post #6463686

Kim - did you and Marilyn enjoy your stay in the hotel??

Genna
yardbird
Maben, MS
(Zone 7b)

April 26, 2009
2:57 AM

Post #6463717

We had a great day and the weather was perfect, it was good to see everyone again with everyone shopping and going in all directions there just wasn't enough visiting time.

Ruth
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 26, 2009
2:58 AM

Post #6463721

Bonnie, I bet we lost lots of weight today from all of the toting and sweating...we should be able to fit into a size 3 tomorrow. LOL

Actually, it was Kathy Ann and I that stayed in Jackson. However, we were informed that there was no reservation in our name. But, they got a us a suite next door (for the same price!) and all worked out. Anyway, the room was spectacular! We both gave Jeff several hugs for sending us ;o)
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 26, 2009
3:00 AM

Post #6463729

Ruth as always, it is so good to see you and Lamar! You both make me laugh all the time!

By the way...we would like to invite y'all to go with us to shop for plants in Memphis next year. LOL
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 26, 2009
3:03 AM

Post #6463748

I had fun looking through all the pictures Kenny, You DONE good! LOL

I did have an awesome time too. Darren helped me unload all the plants I picked up today and yesterday, he kept asking me , Mom I thought you weren't going to rebuild the greenhouse, Why are you stocking back up on plants ? LOL.

It was wonderful meeting some new folks this time around. If you folks that didn't get to come ever get the chance to, meeting at Rita's every year is a trip you won't want to ever miss...
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 26, 2009
3:17 AM

Post #6463787

Did you happen to find my missing hostas, KA? I am glad that you had some help getting out all of the plants...because you had a few!

I too, am so happy to have met some people for the first time. It is so very nice to be able to put a face to a name! I hope to see all of you there again, next year!

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

April 26, 2009
4:05 AM

Post #6463938

From Bonnie's house yesterday

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slcdms
Ripley, MS

April 26, 2009
4:07 AM

Post #6463939

Bonnie's baby

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slcdms
Ripley, MS

April 26, 2009
4:08 AM

Post #6463943

One of Bonnies many Japanese Maples, they are everywhere and beautiful !!!

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slcdms
Ripley, MS

April 26, 2009
4:10 AM

Post #6463946

another

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slcdms
Ripley, MS

April 26, 2009
4:11 AM

Post #6463949

Cayla made these with her camera phone

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slcdms
Ripley, MS

April 26, 2009
4:13 AM

Post #6463954

front entry way at Bonnies

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slcdms
Ripley, MS

April 26, 2009
4:14 AM

Post #6463960

Beautiful

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slcdms
Ripley, MS

April 26, 2009
4:15 AM

Post #6463961

Gardens Oyvey

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n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

April 26, 2009
12:00 PM

Post #6464519

OMG Sandra - I didn't know anybody took pictures at my house. Thank you for not showing the terribly bad areas. You have to remember - we didn't plan on even doing anything at my house until 2 days before, so needless to say with me working, I didn't have much time to tidy things up - so what you see is about how it is. My DH did a rush job on mowing and he left alot to be desired too on the back area.
Thank you for including my baby "Milla". Paul wanted to know what everybody thought about her... I think she's really "his" baby. lol.
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

April 26, 2009
12:03 PM

Post #6464532

This is just some of my haul.
It doesn't even include the stuff Sandra brought me.
Guess I will be MIA for the next couple of days.

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kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 26, 2009
12:33 PM

Post #6464619

Bonnie, I thought Milla Was as preciious as dogs can get. She was so sweet.

Never found your hostas Kim. wish I did.

jeri11

jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

April 26, 2009
1:01 PM

Post #6464727

Well I guess I know a bunch of tired plant hunters!!!! I know Yall had a great time!!!! You can't get that bunch together and it not be a blast!!!! I would be so jealous but I spent the day in my yard and I was too tired to be jealous!!!! Love Yall!!!
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 26, 2009
1:04 PM

Post #6464736

I bet Terrye got home with hostas. She had a large container like I had and probably did not realize...or maybe she knew what she was doing ;o))

Kathy Ann took these photos at Bonnie's house.


Kenny saying, "I once caught a fish thiiiiis big!" LOL

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duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 26, 2009
1:07 PM

Post #6464750

We wish that you could have been there, too, Jeri.


Kathy Ann looking at some of Bonnie's beauties.

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duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 26, 2009
1:10 PM

Post #6464761

Kathy Ann tried her best to figure out to she could get this in her car ;o))

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duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 26, 2009
1:12 PM

Post #6464768

We all got to talk to Cindy on the phone...She sounded wonderful!

Quick dig more while she is on the phone...

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duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 26, 2009
1:15 PM

Post #6464777

The two Queens...Queen Cayla and Queen Kim.

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duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 26, 2009
1:18 PM

Post #6464782

Water feature...

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duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 26, 2009
1:19 PM

Post #6464789

What else do I want...

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duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 26, 2009
1:21 PM

Post #6464798

Y'all keep Bonnie busy so I can steal these...

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duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 26, 2009
1:24 PM

Post #6464816

This is my new best friend. ;o) However, I do believe that she is guarding the hostas. lol

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duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 26, 2009
1:27 PM

Post #6464823

We saw about 20-25 deer as we left Bonnie's, headed to Jackson.

Kind of blurry...okay, really blurry but you get the idea.

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slcdms
Ripley, MS

April 26, 2009
1:34 PM

Post #6464848

Bonnie, your place is always tidy, it was perfect, and we loved Paul's puppy, but I thought she was yours--lol

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slcdms
Ripley, MS

April 26, 2009
1:35 PM

Post #6464851

More from G Oyvey

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slcdms
Ripley, MS

April 26, 2009
1:36 PM

Post #6464859

I was waiting for Kenny to post his first--but here is Cayla's pic of Kims birthday

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duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 26, 2009
1:39 PM

Post #6464865

Yeeeee-Haaa! LOL

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

April 26, 2009
1:39 PM

Post #6464866

From Rita's

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slcdms
Ripley, MS

April 26, 2009
1:41 PM

Post #6464876

One of Rita's containers

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slcdms
Ripley, MS

April 26, 2009
1:45 PM

Post #6464883

Kim, Kenny must have a really good one he is saving to blackmail you with--there is no telling what price you will have to pay for it--lol

More from Ritas--this is not a good picture, but who else would have thought to make an ornament from old car tags??? she is so creative.

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slcdms
Ripley, MS

April 26, 2009
1:47 PM

Post #6464890

Terrye and Judy

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slcdms
Ripley, MS

April 26, 2009
1:49 PM

Post #6464896

Bonnie playing hide and go seek

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slcdms
Ripley, MS

April 26, 2009
1:52 PM

Post #6464906

Container

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Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

April 26, 2009
1:55 PM

Post #6464918

Wow, what a terrific time y'all have had! I wished I were there too!!! Love all the fun posting. (I just now found your thread -- it has been a busy weekend for us).

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

April 26, 2009
1:56 PM

Post #6464919

Lisa, who I felt privileged to finally meet--Ruth has told me so many good things about her.

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slcdms
Ripley, MS

April 26, 2009
1:59 PM

Post #6464928

Kim, we had so much fun--it was wonderful to be together again, now I feel like it is really spring--seeing my flower buddies

I somehow did not get a good picture of Terry and Melody, but here they are in part anyway--lol

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duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 26, 2009
2:11 PM

Post #6464966

LOL I bet you are right, Sandra. Maybe, I should start bribing Kenny, now ;o)

You were missed Kim, as were all of our DG family that could not make this fun event.
obbirds
Olive Branch, MS

April 26, 2009
3:22 PM

Post #6465302

Pic from Bonnie's

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obbirds
Olive Branch, MS

April 26, 2009
3:22 PM

Post #6465306

Milla ready for us to go last night.

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yardbird
Maben, MS
(Zone 7b)

April 26, 2009
3:29 PM

Post #6465345

Sandra I owe you for the shot of me and Judy also for some of the shots Kenny posted.

Sandra I told you how nice Melody and Lisa were they only have to be met to love them.

Ruth
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 26, 2009
4:21 PM

Post #6465502

Picture of my loot...minus 5-7 hostas that disappeared.

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duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 26, 2009
4:22 PM

Post #6465505

I forgot about these two treasures...Terrye and Bonnie got extra treasures, too.

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n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

April 26, 2009
4:57 PM

Post #6465607

Kim it looks like you ended up with lots of work to do for your birthday ! That looks like a great haul ! I forgot about my treasure - I have to run take a picture of my wind chime if I can get a good shot of it.
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 26, 2009
5:06 PM

Post #6465653

Bonnie, I found Peter Pan, Black Satin and NOID hosta. But, those are the only ones that (you divided for me) made home with me.

You are right, I will be busy for quite a while.

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

April 26, 2009
6:59 PM

Post #6466121

Milla was tired of sharing her Mom and Dad with all those 2 legged animals this week end-lol

Kim, I can't believe you lost all those hostas that Bonnie gave you--where could they be? I promise I am innocent this time- Terrye might have snitched them, but I only got home with the chocolate loosestrife, and persicaria,my geranimun cutting and the golden jenny--from Bonnies house--I was very good !!!!
Thank you Bonnie

Sandra

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n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

April 26, 2009
7:54 PM

Post #6466317

LOL - Kim, wrong children's story - it's Robin Hood, not Peter Pan. You still are making me laugh.

Sandra - we could have done without that picture.

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

April 26, 2009
8:06 PM

Post #6466356

I love that picture of you Bonnie--did I get the name right on the chocolate plant, I can't find anything on it on the web?

LOL--Kim is getting her fairy tales mixed up, she probably has the hostas, she just doesn't know it yet.

I know I will probably have to "pay" for this picture, but I think Amanda made it.
Sandra

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duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 26, 2009
9:17 PM

Post #6466600

You know what is so funny about using the wrong fairytale? I kept calling it Batman...then I would think "No, stupid, it is Peter Pan!" I was wrong all the way around. LOL

Bonnie, that picture of you is too cute!

Yes, you are going to pay heavily, Sandra! ;o)


tryliv
Booneville, MS

April 26, 2009
10:39 PM

Post #6466992

It's me, I'm the guilty one! lol
Kim, I have a Lunar Orbit, Dick Ward (I'm being nice this time. lol) and a LS Shoremaster. And another one that the top was broken off of it. I think it is Fire Island. But I only have those four. Now if TRex had been in that bunch I might have been tempted to stay mum... lol
I have them potted up and will bring them to Jeri's.

The pictures are great. It's so much fun to look at them and remember the fun we had this weekend.

Terrye

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

April 26, 2009
10:47 PM

Post #6467030

Well, you tried Terrye, just could not go through with it--lol
Did you see the wind spinner with the car tags?
Sandra
yardbird
Maben, MS
(Zone 7b)

April 26, 2009
11:31 PM

Post #6467204

Kenny posted a picture of me taking someone's plants out of their car and look who really guilty. LOL

Ruth
yardbird
Maben, MS
(Zone 7b)

April 26, 2009
11:32 PM

Post #6467208

Kenny posted a picture of me taking someone's plants out of their car and look who was really guilty. LOL

Ruth
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

April 27, 2009
12:32 AM

Post #6467579

LOL - that is too funny. Is Kim going to Jeri's ? If not, maybe someone else can bring them back for her.
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 27, 2009
12:32 AM

Post #6467583

LOL Thanks Terrye, I don't how you managed to get them home. wink wink lol I did not get home with T. Rex, either. lol Oh well, there is always our next trip to Bonnie's...you want to go next week? LOL

Ruth you are my favorite person...I would never believe that you could do something so evil!




That's right! I am sucking up...I don't ever want to get into trouble with Ruth and Lamar again!!!
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 27, 2009
12:34 AM

Post #6467607

Well, it is still up in the air. But, if not, maybe Marilyn will bring them back for me. I will talk to her about it this weekend at RU. If not, Terrye, I will be glad to pay for shipping and materials...and gas to get to post office...if you will send them to me.
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

April 27, 2009
12:40 AM

Post #6467649

No. Worst case - I can get from Terrye and I'll put on our shuttle truck one nite. You'll just have to figure out where Scott Hamilton is in Little Rock where our warehouse is to pick them up.
tryliv
Booneville, MS

April 27, 2009
1:00 PM

Post #6469485

I loved the wind spinner. All my old tags would look good on one of those, but Ray wouldn't let me cut those up. I'll have to find me some more.

Kim, I'll get them to you one way or the other if you don't make it to Jeri's. Sorry I made off with them. Now I'll have to think of a ransom... lol
There were only two hostas that I didn't have two of and that was Black Satin and Stained Glass and I think those were mine. No T Rex. Did you dig a NOID or could that one be T Rex?

Poor Ruth, you just got picked on all weekend, didn't you? And you didn't do anything! lol

Terrye
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 27, 2009
4:57 PM

Post #6470547

Here's w hat I did with alot of my container plants I got from Rita's house. I got everything in the ground almost.

Except those tuberous begonias, I got them locally, and just stuck them in the pot,

I call this one Color burst LOL NO particular color scheme. Kind of like my gardens.

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kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 27, 2009
5:04 PM

Post #6470571

another, I put alittle golden creeping jenny in this one that I got from Bonnie

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slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

April 27, 2009
5:05 PM

Post #6470573

You are fast--girl--got everything planted already ??? You had lots of stuff to plant.
The container is very pretty.
Sandra
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 27, 2009
5:09 PM

Post #6470590

Weeds don't have time to grow under my feet LOL just my flower beds.

I have a few things left to plant. Why put off tomorrow what one can do today LOL

all my begonias I did stuff into one pot so I could just bring in one pot this winter . Lazy woman's way!

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yardbird
Maben, MS
(Zone 7b)

April 27, 2009
5:11 PM

Post #6470598

Terrye yes I was picked on this week-end and I just want everyone to know that payback will come.

Ruth

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

April 27, 2009
5:12 PM

Post #6470605

I have been out all morning too, but had to dig up some daylilies for a trade, before I could start planting my stuff, I still like several things being through, but I am trying to get through today as we are looking for rain too.
I think we need some, the wind has been blowing so hot the last 2 days everything is dried out.
I have put off the housework until another day--lol
Sandra

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

April 27, 2009
5:13 PM

Post #6470607

Oh no now I am so scared, Ruth please be kind to us--we just love you is why we like to aggravate you !!
Sandra
tryliv
Booneville, MS

April 27, 2009
6:32 PM

Post #6470872

Bonnie, I feel for you!! Ruth has a looooong memory! lol

Terrye
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 27, 2009
6:41 PM

Post #6470914

I just found a large pile of plants Darren put in a diff place (that I bought ) So I gues s i'm not done planting, I thought that planting went by too fast, knew it was too good to be true.

Bonnie, do you remember the name of that sedum you dug from that pot and gave me? I was making tags and wanted to tag it.

Kim, Where did you get those metal plant tags at that you labeled those hostas with. I love them ...
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

April 27, 2009
7:27 PM

Post #6471089

KA - that sedum is Voodoo sedum (the one out of the frog planter?)
Your containers are really pretty. I kind of did the same with alot of my stuff I got from Rita's (the annuals anyway). Funny, I'm all about container gardening when I go up there and see all of hers. But I felt like I got 1 of alot of caladiums, when I should have gotten several of the ones I really liked. Then I would have planted them in the ground.

Terrye - I know... that's what worries me about Ruth. Maybe she will acquire short term memory before she sees me again. lol. (just kidding Ruth - there isn't a single thing I'd change about you)

I do think I am about done planting except for 3 hostas and the goodies Terrye, Sandra and Kenny brought me. They can grow a little more before going into the ground. I had to mow the back and weed-eat everything. One of my step-daughters is taking someone's senior pictures back there today, so I had alot of tidying up to do, so had to stop planting and really work. lol.

KA / Kim - what do the metal tags look like ? I may want to know too.
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 27, 2009
7:34 PM

Post #6471131

LOL, I think they were just blinds but she sure made them look pretty LOL

n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

April 27, 2009
7:38 PM

Post #6471153

Oh... thats too funny.
I need to see an example. Not that I am gonna fancy my blinds up, but who knows what my winter may bring. lol
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 27, 2009
7:53 PM

Post #6471227

here you go. she rounded the edges and pointed the tip. Wow! lots of work, these are metal tags, that means she had to of used some kind of metal cutter instead of sissors

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duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 27, 2009
9:52 PM

Post #6471698

Terrye, we did dig a NOID but it was attached to Robin Hood. I will have to get T. Rex the next time.

Bonnie, we forgot to call your daughter about the ducks. If she needs anything have her call or email me.

KA, the planters look very nice. Feel free to come help me fill mine ;o)

On the tags...First of all--I take a sheet of metal and dip it into a positively charged ion bath and cut into strips with tin snips. Then, stamp out the shape with a Gramadagraph 9000 press. Then, I take each piece and cut the point by hand. I allow them to dry. After drying for a few hours, I take the markers and heat them to 750 degrees to anneal the metal so that it will not corrode in the ground. I allow to cool slowly (a couple of days) and then emboss, color and texture each marker with a vinyl/pvc mixture which is negatively charged and it adheres to the positive metal. Again, I let each piece dry for 24 hours. That is all there is to it!

obbirds
Olive Branch, MS

April 27, 2009
10:05 PM

Post #6471767

Kim, I think it would be easier to carve the names in stone : ).

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

April 27, 2009
10:12 PM

Post #6471802

So now Kim is a scientist too ???????? I can't even read the instructions, much less make the silly things.
Sandra
gen2026
Camden, AR

April 28, 2009
1:29 AM

Post #6472668

NO WONDER you loved organic chemistry !!! ^_^

Would you like to tutor Alex - his final is rapidly approaching... going to be kinda odd - he will take the final for this semester then stay over a few days to take the FIRST test !! LOL

Genna
yardbird
Maben, MS
(Zone 7b)

April 28, 2009
2:39 AM

Post #6473026

Bonnie I will never forget what you guys did to me I have it written down everywhere I even put a note in Lamar's wallet for safe keeping.

Ruth
gen2026
Camden, AR

April 28, 2009
2:42 AM

Post #6473034

It sounds like ya'll might should be concerned... doesn't sound like she intends to forget .. ^_^

Too funny...
obbirds
Olive Branch, MS

April 28, 2009
2:48 AM

Post #6473057

Ruth, I think when Terrye said you had a long memory she was comparing you to an elephant. At least that is the way I read it, so put that on your note also.
Next time I will have your back so don't worry. I promise not to even cancel. LOL
1 more pic of Ruth taking seed pods off the maple tree.

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yardbird
Maben, MS
(Zone 7b)

April 28, 2009
3:36 AM

Post #6473214

Oh sure you do Kenny that is why do you took all the pictures of me that you said I taking something, you better hope I don't have a memory like an elephant.

Genna, some folks on here "don't do me right" and I'm getting tired of it, I even clean tables for them to eat and still they miss treat me. They get together and don't post anything about it on here so I won't know what they are up and then brag about what a great time they had, but they are going to get old(if I don't kill them)and I hope someone threats them the way they did me.

Ruth

duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 28, 2009
3:47 AM

Post #6473238

Okay, I must confess. I made it up! They are nothing more than vinyl blinds that I cut into pieces and then cut a point on one end. But, KA made them sound so fancy, I thought that I would go along with it. LOL
tryliv
Booneville, MS

April 28, 2009
12:00 PM

Post #6473875

kenny, don't you get me in any more trouble with Ruth. I am already in enough trouble with Kim for kidnapping her babies! lol

Terrye
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 28, 2009
12:41 PM

Post #6474021

I thought they were metal. They sure feel like it.
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

April 28, 2009
12:51 PM

Post #6474076

You guys are too funny.
Kim - you had me going for a minute. How in the world did you come up with all that ? From the picture, I was thinking it wasn't "all that" - but then you went into a documtary of how to make, so I thought, "maybe they are special". lol. You saw what I gave ya'll to write on. lol.
I bet the plant Terrye has w/o a name is the TRex. You had Robin hood and the noid together, so if Terrye has a single noid - I bet that is it.

Ruth - you make me cry from laughing so hard at you. I tried to tell Paul about all that, and I guess its just one of those.."you'd just had to have been there".
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

April 28, 2009
12:57 PM

Post #6474099

Aren't there metal blinds KA ? I think I got mine from Nancy Ann that time we met at the Botanic Gardens. She was very generous on what she brought us. She had tons of blinds.

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

April 28, 2009
12:59 PM

Post #6474108

Kenny, thank you so much for posting that picture of Ruth STEALING something, now we have proof if we need it. Somehow I missed that, by the way Ruth, if they come up can I have one??

Kim, shame on you fooling us old folks like that !!!! I started to ask Jerry is he knew what you were talking about.
Sandra
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 28, 2009
1:07 PM

Post #6474152

LOL Well, like I said, KA made them sound so special that I had to elaborate ;o) Most of the information comes from watching "how do they do that" shows. Anytime they make something with metal, they dip and dry and heat and coat...I added the rest to make it sound authentic. Yes, I am a stinker. LOL

Bonnie, I hope one of us got home with a T. Rex...that you went to so much trouble to dig!

Terrye, you are not in trouble with me...well...not much trouble. hahaha

Ruth, please remember what I said...I knew that you and Lamar were going to see one of the sons and that I did not want to put pressure on y'all to come to Memphis!
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 28, 2009
1:14 PM

Post #6474181

Well, Back when Nancy Ann was around LOL There was all kinds of metal blinds to be found, Now they don't sell them at walmart any more, and their getting hard to come by at yard sales. She must have just lucked out on hers.
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

April 28, 2009
1:24 PM

Post #6474224

Hmmmm- something to start stopping at yard sales for now.
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 28, 2009
2:26 PM

Post #6474449

You don't yardsale? Girl, you can find all kinds of yard art there LOL

tryliv
Booneville, MS

April 28, 2009
2:48 PM

Post #6474559

Bonnie, the noid I had was Fire Island. I found the marker down in the bottom of the dirt. Can't figure out what happened to T Rex but I promise, I don't have him. That looks might suspicious since that's the one I was wanting! lol

terrye
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 28, 2009
2:57 PM

Post #6474607

I got one t rex Kim gave me. she said bonnie dug enough for all of us
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 28, 2009
4:17 PM

Post #6474950

Ah Ha! KA took them. lol Bonnie did dig enough for all of us!
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

April 28, 2009
4:41 PM

Post #6475080

Funny, I don't remember but digging 1 of that one.

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

April 28, 2009
4:42 PM

Post #6475083

They hypnotized you Bonnie, are you sure you have any hosta left?????
Sandra
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

April 28, 2009
4:48 PM

Post #6475105

LoL - I am finding more spaces to plant new ones and to transplant those from the front bed into. If they took them - they took the tags too.
You'd think they would have at least left the holes open so I wouldn't have to dig again.

Off to Dabney's today for lunch...
Anybody want anything?
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 28, 2009
4:59 PM

Post #6475189

Don't tempt me Bonnie LOL it's raining here and i've been looking at jap maples and blk bamboo on ebay. I hope the sun comes out soon, It's tough to behave oneself when they can't go out and work off the meanness. ha ha!
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 28, 2009
5:11 PM

Post #6475248

Shhhhhhhhhh...don't give away our secret, Sandra. lol

Bonnie, I may be wrong. You gave me so many hostas, that I may have been too embarrassed to ask for anymore ;o)

KA, sunshine is on the way!

gen2026
Camden, AR

April 28, 2009
5:22 PM

Post #6475300

IT is beautiful down here today... sure wish I was home planting my garden. I think it is supposed to rain again this afternoon... :(

Genna
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 28, 2009
5:38 PM

Post #6475363

It's finally stopped raining, but I sunk down to my ankles when I stepped in a vole trail. Good time to pull weeds now.
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

April 28, 2009
5:43 PM

Post #6475381

Ha KA - tough to behave myself here at work. First day back after a 4 day weekend and I have tons of work today. I have been ebaying too this morning. lol. (plus been on here all day..shhhh)
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 28, 2009
5:49 PM

Post #6475408

No worries, your secrets safe with me,

Kathy
(the one who can hide a plant from her dh ) he he even a whole car load full
obbirds
Olive Branch, MS

April 28, 2009
7:57 PM

Post #6476019

As if I did not get enough nursery hopping this weekend I went to Dabneys yesterday and got a few hostas.Thankfully I don't ebay
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 28, 2009
11:15 PM

Post #6476868

Sooooooo...tell us...what did you buy? Did you get any hostas that we don't have? LOL
obbirds
Olive Branch, MS

April 29, 2009
1:23 AM

Post #6477493

Bought more of the same hostas. I did have to get a Guardian Angel after seeing them.
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 29, 2009
1:30 AM

Post #6477538

LOL I am glad you did.

Clemen

Clemen
Nassau County, NY
(Zone 7a)

May 2, 2009
1:55 AM

Post #6491318

Wow, Great pictures guys, nice to see your faces too! Lonely in NY, wish I lived closer, sniff!

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 9, 2010
7:00 PM

Post #7693374

Enjoyed looking at the photos!! Really getting built up for the trip!!! Can't wait!
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 9, 2010
7:22 PM

Post #7693415

Me, too!!!
Riverland
Northeast, LA
(Zone 8a)

April 10, 2010
3:23 AM

Post #7693783

Almost time to pack my bags and go.

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

April 10, 2010
5:46 AM

Post #7693964

Just be sure and put them in the car this time !!
Riverland
Northeast, LA
(Zone 8a)

April 10, 2010
5:49 AM

Post #7693970

Oh well I would just wear your clothes. Maybe I can get there this time with my clothes. Doesn't stop me if I don't.

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

April 10, 2010
5:50 AM

Post #7693974

Isn't that the truth, we can figure out a way--that is for sure !!

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 10, 2010
6:00 AM

Post #7693997

There are always store's for the necessities and it is OK to wear the same clothes more than one day!LOL
huneybunch_2000
Montrose, AR
(Zone 8a)

April 10, 2010
8:39 AM

Post #7694310

Sounds and looks like you all had a great time...Visited some nice houses with beautiful yards. Bought and received lots of nice flowers... I just wish you all would treat Ruth a lil bit better...I see how she goes out of her way to make everyone happy as a group and keep you all together..Even cleaning tables for you... Please give the "QUEEN" her dues!! They should have been making a place at the table for you Ruth, I think you have this all backwards... hehe... I hope to get to see you all again soon Trish
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

April 13, 2010
11:12 AM

Post #7702674

Just re-reading over this thread. Sure is getting me all "pumped". Can't wait to see everyone and wish everybody could come ! We really do have fun when we are all together !
tryliv
Booneville, MS

April 13, 2010
12:23 PM

Post #7702801

Me too, Bonnie! I was working on my "I want" list last night and Ray just laughed. "You did say you were cutting back?" were his first words. lol
I told him I wouldn't be buying ALL of them!

Terrye
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

April 13, 2010
12:46 PM

Post #7702869

That is too funny Terrye. Our lists have to be long, just in case we can't find everything, right? I thought about getting all my pots cleaned up, and sat where they will be with new soil, so all I have to do when I get home with everything is go around and stick the plants in them. lol.. that'll never happen. No time to do that before we all get together.
tryliv
Booneville, MS

April 13, 2010
1:14 PM

Post #7702949

That's sounds like a good idea.
I still have to make a list for my pots and annuals. The list Ray saw was just perennials! lol

Terrye

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 13, 2010
1:37 PM

Post #7703002

I'm not as organized as you all and I'm kinda a spur of the moment "well I like that" kind of plant shopper. But I am going to make a list of the big pots that I need to fill. I have several on my deck that stay in the same spot year round. Way to big to move. I've been dying to get those planted but I have actually held off until we get to Rita's!! From what you all have said, I will probably get some good ideas on what to put in them when I get there. I probably do need to write down the measurement of each pot. Can't wait to start shopping and see everybody!!!

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

April 13, 2010
2:10 PM

Post #7703103

Charlotte, did you see the magazine that Rita did?

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 13, 2010
3:12 PM

Post #7703258

No I didn't! Where do I get a copy?

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

April 13, 2010
4:19 PM

Post #7703400

http://www.finegardening.com/design/articles/designing-with-containers.aspx?nterms=74896
This is some videos Rita made, I went to look at my copy and can't find it of course, it was last year and it was Fine Gardening, Containers, but I am not sure when it came out, let me dig a little deeper and see what I can find

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 13, 2010
4:44 PM

Post #7703459

Thanks Sandra! I want to read this good with I have more time than now. I was not happy with my containers last year and really want to do something different this year. Right now I'm been working on repotting brugs! Man have I ever created a monster!!!

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

April 13, 2010
5:12 PM

Post #7703532

I am sure this is it
http://store.taunton.com/onlinestore/item/container-gardening-044021.html

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 13, 2010
6:28 PM

Post #7703728

Thanks!! I just ordered it. The container of the front cover is the look I'm wanting!

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