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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 16, 2009
8:15 PM

Post #6556969

Hello everyone, Welcome to the flowerpot cafe'!

This is a friendly place to pop in for a chat and a cuppa. We welcome fresh flowers for our tables and cakes anytime!!!
Take a seat, we have a treat booked this evening with ' The Girlfriends' performing an amaising dance act.



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soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

May 17, 2009
2:12 AM

Post #6558192

What a lovely new venue to debut our first public act outside of California!! This is the bunch of lovely ladies that I have the pleasure of dancing with. We are called the Girlfriends, and though the individual members have changed slightly through the years, we have been together as a group for 4 years now. The main goal for our group is to have fun. Those roses are just the thing, Terri, as our special dance this year is none other than ...the TANGO.

So, enjoy all the drinks and goodies that this cafe has to offer, and stay and make some new friends after the show.

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Zanymuse
Scotia, CA
(Zone 9b)

May 17, 2009
4:22 AM

Post #6558634

The Ladies in red look like they do indeed enjoy their activity. I always admire those who can dance. I would be flattering myself to say I have two left feet. I am more like a three legged centipede with rollerskates on ice... not pretty but a lot of laughs.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 17, 2009
12:11 PM

Post #6559247

Hi everyone!

BRAVO!!!!!!!!!!! ENCORE!!!!!!!! Put your hands together for 'The Girlfriends'
Fabulous show Dianne, Your outfits look very glamarous, Beautiful! Thanks so much. More! More! More! please!!!

plantgeek88
Louisville, KY

May 17, 2009
12:23 PM

Post #6559288

Love the Tango. What a sexy dance! And The Girlfriends do look they are having fun as well as a hot time. Cheers!!!! Sending a bouquet of fleurs to each of you. Please refresh yourselves with a glass of chilled young coconut juice.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 17, 2009
3:28 PM

Post #6559997


Get your chilled young coconut juice, here comes ... Milky Joe!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 17, 2009
7:57 PM

Post #6561012

Hi everyone! Well, I finally got the boat moored out back and took the catfish to the kitchen.

I sure hope I am on time to see more of the Dancing Ladies! Heard the first show was fabulous.. I hope they can do a Flamigo dance for us, I heard the Tango was marvelous!

Hey Milky Joe, how about a cuppa! Lovely arrangement there terri.
The hub and I got caught up in planting the big tomatoes and potting new cherry tomatoes and bumping up the peppers today so I will have to go and see yet what I can pick and put on the tables.

Right now I need a break! Ok if I rest my weary feets up here?

soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

May 18, 2009
3:43 AM

Post #6563135

Thanks all for the warm welcome. PG - the bouquets of fleurs are very much appreciated.

Terri - thanks for bringing back Milky Joe.

The next dance we do, we want all the cafe regulars to join us. And there is no such thing as two left feet, Zany - just dazzle them with your smile!!

Blossom - once you have rested your feet, come on out to the dance floor.
soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

May 18, 2009
4:03 AM

Post #6563196

The theme of the show was Dance wars - with the Passion side against the Transcendence side - here is a photo of my fellow dancing partner and I - we took part as background dancers for the Transcendence side.

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soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

May 18, 2009
4:08 AM

Post #6563214

I did one solo number for this show - it was a bolero. I bought this dress about 5 years ago and have been waiting for an occasion to wear it.

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Zanymuse
Scotia, CA
(Zone 9b)

May 18, 2009
5:18 AM

Post #6563464

soilsandup, I'll participate. But all of you have to promise to laugh loudly and whole heartedly...no snickers please!

You look great in the red dress but you look radiant in the white!
soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

May 18, 2009
6:47 AM

Post #6563639

Thanks, Zany. And of course, only snickers allowed are the chocolate kind LoL.

Almost forgot - here is an arrangement for the front entrance area of the new cafe.

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

May 18, 2009
11:54 AM

Post #6563935

So here I am a day late and dollar short again. Missed the show and the encore! I can tell from the reviews that it was quite the extravaganza and the Girlfriends are top line entertainment. You are quite the apple of the eye candy as well Dianne.
Zany, I bet we could teach you a few steps and you would be dancin the jig in no time.
Terri the new cafe is quite "sexy" looking in the dark, outside with the roses. Quite a nice theme for the even entertainment!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 18, 2009
1:16 PM

Post #6564252

On no haighr, they said I had to dance...hmm about those left feet.. I got a bum knee...LOL! Maybe you all can just roll me around the floor on a wheeled barstool! LOL!

So you are just in time the show is going on!

Soils you look fab!
plantgeek88
Louisville, KY

May 19, 2009
11:59 AM

Post #6569190

Milky Joe! My favorite nutter. Cheers.
Dianne, you look radiant. A sure sign that life is good.
soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

May 19, 2009
5:16 PM

Post #6570356

Thanks everyone. Life is good for the most part. Like Blossom, I do have a bum knee that limits me somewhat.

Blossom - I actually saw a musical in which some of the dancers sat on rolling office chairs and they were danced around the floor - a wheeled barstool would be very fitting in our cafe.

Candee - we hung around and did a reprisal just for you. Glad you can make it too.
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

May 19, 2009
5:30 PM

Post #6570419

I watched the entire thing on BB's video camera and it was marvelous. Sure wish I had been there for the original but at least I got to see it t-voed!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 19, 2009
9:03 PM

Post #6571166


Hi everyone!
Lovely dresses Dianne, you look stunning in both! Enjoyed the dancing, the best bit was watching Zany..LOL!!
Beautiful arrangement for the cafe', Thank you.
Good to hear Milky Joe was a hit, remember she makes other flavours too!.
I was quite pleased with the new look cafe' Candee, Thanks!
The Peony buds in the coffee pot have opened now, so I am bringing them inside.
I was getting so jealous of all the other Peonies flying around, when I saw them in the supermarket I just had to... LoL!
Haven't even seen Candee's Peonies yet but I know they will be fab!!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 19, 2009
9:09 PM

Post #6571207

Dianne, I forgot to say, lovely new fish tank background for your pretty arrangement!

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soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

May 20, 2009
6:27 AM

Post #6573410

Milky Joe is a She??? Must be short for Josephine. I should have know by the flower on her head.

Terri - I have never, ever, seen peonies for sale at any of our supermarkets here. Or florist shops (though I rarely frequent them). What a great find. The "fish" tank is actually a painting done by some students depicting early plant and animal life on the earth. It is a neat picture.

My hair is covering most of my face, but here's a photo of the West Coast Swing number that I did in December, but decided not to do it again in May since it is a much faster piece with quicker steps. I am hanging up my dance shoes for a bit (but not totally) and concentrate on some intense physical therapy for my knees. I am learning a lot about osteoarthritis these days.

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

May 20, 2009
11:40 AM

Post #6573699

Ouch, that looks too painful for me but looks like you were having a ball. Sorry you have to hang up the shoes for a while that is a bummer, but you want to be able to do this in a few months so better rest up now.
Zanymuse
Scotia, CA
(Zone 9b)

May 20, 2009
4:32 PM

Post #6574811

soilsandup, I really like that last picture. The action is captured nicely and the look on both of your faces really shows that you are having a lot of fun. Good luck with the therapy. I hope it can help you with the knee pain.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 20, 2009
7:59 PM

Post #6575580

Well, we just returned from the clinic. The Mr is moving much better and I am about my usual self. Oh man how we love our bone crusher!

Ok, I am ready, whose taking a twirl with me on this wheely barstool? Last one shoving me across the ballroom floor is a rotten egg! LOL!
Zanymuse
Scotia, CA
(Zone 9b)

May 21, 2009
5:33 AM

Post #6577709

Glad to know the bone crusher helped. Now hold on...you are about to experience a the barstool dance ;~)
soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

May 21, 2009
6:08 AM

Post #6577762

Bone crusher???? Am I missing something here?? Now that sounds painful...
Zanymuse
Scotia, CA
(Zone 9b)

May 21, 2009
7:13 AM

Post #6577833

Bone Crusher, Torture Specialist, Pressure Artist, Back Cracker...Chiropractor ;~)
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 21, 2009
11:17 AM

Post #6578055

BONE CRUSHER: the amazing pain fixer! We love our chiropractor! Could not live without him... releives pain without drugs!!! Well, the majority of pains anyway. Some things he cannot do. I wish we could see him more often. I think we have one of the best pain clinics in the country! They are total caree from accupuncture to many therapys and including the "bone cracking", there is massage therapy, just a total facility with a medical staff and everything.



Weeeee! That barstool dancing is fun!


Well, I am gonna have to spin out of here...we have stuff to do. Hoping to get the watermelon and cantalope patch in today.
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

May 21, 2009
11:45 AM

Post #6578108

Just wanted to drop in this am and say hello to everyone and wish them a happy holiday weekend. Glad you and hubby are feeling a bit more spry there blossom. Steve and I have a lot of projects for this weekend, so will try to pop in if I get a chance, but if not please everyone enjoy.

Is there a picnic or barbeque planned for the cafe this year?
plantgeek88
Louisville, KY

May 22, 2009
12:06 PM

Post #6582232

I ran over the neighbor's cow, so yes, we are having a BBQ. Just kidding. Glad to hear folks are on the mend. Hope y'all have a great weekend, fun and rest and fun. Going to play in the garden, scribble, watch a movie, hopefully better than There Will Be Blood. Great acting, sets, ect. but the script was weird. Will have to read the book.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 22, 2009
5:16 PM

Post #6583427


Hi everyone!
Good luck with the Physio Dianne. Great action shot of you dancing!
A picnic or bbq would be nice Candee, when the weather warms up. lol

I'm not going to Chelsea Flower Show this year but have started a new thread with a link to a ' Virtual tour' of the Flower show and the Floral design marquee. Enjoy!
Have a great weekend all.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 22, 2009
5:19 PM

Post #6583434

Chelsea Flower Show Virtual Tour.
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/991940/
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 23, 2009
1:29 PM

Post #6586596

Plantgeek, save some of that cow for us!! Make mine a roast beef with banana peppers and gravy on french with lots of mozerella and some ketchup!

I think after all this wild dancing we are just gonna try to relax.

Hub and I are gonna repair a flower box and get the sitting garden back in order.

Yesterday we assisted a trucker in an accident so EVERYONE...be careful out there the Memorial Day 500 is on every highway imaginable. The poor guy tried to stop and slithered his tractor and trailer off the road, jackknifing it and landing himself stradling a ditich. He was very lucky to walk away.

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

May 24, 2009
9:13 PM

Post #6592055

Oh blossom that is awful, so glad nobody was hurt. Only way we shall hurt ouselves this holiday weekend is overworking which we always do. I mulched the sun garden and it took 2 full days and of course the weather went from freezing to 90 degrees and I thought I would die of sunstroke so I really took my time, but it is done today finally.
Terri, thanks for the link, sorry to hear you are not going but sure you have plenty to do instead!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 24, 2009
9:24 PM

Post #6592090

Well, we have been taking it pretty easy. Only did a little around here. I planted my 4oclocks to that big pot with some dusty miller and put some marigold seeds in it and well , what comes comes.

I tried to take some more pictures. Dont know if I am getting better at it or not.. it is as someone said "exasperating"!

Well, on the good news our friends son has been released from the hospital and is now going through physical therapy. Truly that boy and that trucker are both walking miracles.

Hope everyone is safe. I thik we wil head back outside and enjoy the evening.

HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY TO ALL!
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

May 25, 2009
1:36 PM

Post #6594557

Happy day to all! We have been out every day and evening as the weather is fab. Hope to just relax a bit today - will be fixing some bacon and eggs on the grill shortly and taking a day of R&R.
plantgeek88
Louisville, KY

May 25, 2009
6:14 PM

Post #6595833

No rest for the weedy. Been catching up on that all weekend, sowing seeds, weeding, tending iris, weeding, setting viny things... weeding.

Glad to hear the good news Blossom.

Hope y'all are well, fat and happy.

For anyone that drops in, I made a batch of cooling hibiscus tea, watercress sandwiches and Key Lime Pie.
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

May 25, 2009
7:31 PM

Post #6596120

Oh thanks geek, I believe I will have a piece of that pie right now before dinner. Yum, you are one great cook!
I made an arrangement yesterday and thought it would make for an interesting new theme. Anyone care to partake? I bet somebody has a pair of gold pumps that they just can't wait to use for this one?

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/993070/
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 26, 2009
1:05 AM

Post #6597558

Well, we did some yardwork. Put in some daylilys, prepared a hosta bed and just took our sweet time all day enjoying what looked like could turn to rainy weather, but we only got a drizzle.

I am trying to catch up on my swaps, so hoping every one is patient because we had some rotten things happen, but will get them as soon as I can. Between the weather and stuff going on.. sheesh, but I think we settled down to a low roar with the exception of the 1 to 3 inches of rain predicted for the next day or so.

Thanks for the cuppa and haighr...hmmm pumps? OMG, no way not with this bum knee!! I am gonna have to watch though sounds cute!
soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

May 26, 2009
4:12 AM

Post #6598429

Terri - thanks for the link to the Chelsea flower show. Guests are gone now - I'll take the tour soon.
Candee - interesting new thread. Will have to find my pot of gold somewhere to use. LoL

Plantgeek - thanks for all those goodies. They were just as good as the goodies that I had in a tea house that I went to with a dear friend a couple of days ago. Not sure how common they are - but these places serve afternoon tea (your choice from a huge variety of offerings), you pick the tea, cup, and a hat, and they serve up trays of afternoon goodies. Terri - would it be like a high tea or something like that?

Blossom - glad you got some yardwork done. Sorry that you are swamped with stuff going on - here, have a bowl of freshly picked cherries.

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soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

May 26, 2009
4:17 AM

Post #6598447

Memorial day here is synonymous with cherry picking at my house. We used to go cherry picking at the U-picks when the kids were young - the cherry tree that I planted over 10 years ago has been supplying us with all the cherries that we can use for the past few years now. Here is a shot of the family members partaking in the cherry picking - including my mom (with hat), daughter, aunt and cousins.

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soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

May 26, 2009
4:20 AM

Post #6598464

Me and my proud "catch." The tree is supposed to be a semi-dwarf, but it's gotten huge. Have to cut off the branches in order to pick them.

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soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

May 26, 2009
4:24 AM

Post #6598481

Relatives are gone now. Have the house to myself for a bit until my other daughter comes home tomorrow. Here's some alstromeria for the cafe - hope you all had a good holiday weekend. Got my feet propped up here with a nice cold margarita. Come and join me!!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 26, 2009
9:49 AM

Post #6598825

Soils, sounds like you had a glorious time with all that cherry picking. They are soooo yummy!

We enjoyed getting the garden done. I need to whack back the daylilys so they look better and can start to regrow.

I have been in the greenhouse this morning watered stuff and now it looks like rain as it has been lightning. Probably wil not get much done today.
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

May 26, 2009
12:00 PM

Post #6599038

Well our days of sunshine are over for now, we had a stretch of good ones for the holiday but back to the rain for this week. Oh well will help my new salvias get a good start. We worked and worked and I got the mulching done in the sun bed and the hottub drained, cleaned and filled again. We did a lot of cookin out and sipping wine, but now it is back to work.
Dianne those cherries looks luscious, so ripe and healthy. So what are you planning on preparing??? What a great activity for the whole family.
blossom, sounds like you have been busy as well over the holiday, better have a sip of margarita there and chill a bit!
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

May 26, 2009
6:12 PM

Post #6600406

Now blossom, was it you talking about the sunflower contest? Can't quite recall. I planted some seed this weekend along with a few more zinnia seeds. Didn't have any come up last year, perhaps this will be the year of the sunflowers?
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 26, 2009
8:22 PM

Post #6600897


Hi everyone!
Hope you all had a good weekend, it wasn't Memorial day here.
We did have a bank holiday for whit, and it was warm sunshine all weekend!

Lovely to see you all cherry picking Dianne, nice to have everyone helping out. They look delicious, so expensive here!
Pretty Alsromeria arrangement, are they from your garden?
Candee, It was moi about the sunflowers!!! Hope many did you sow? I've got more seeds to sow but some have come up already.

The Peonies by our sign (10 days ago) have gone from buds to pink flowers and now they have turned white?
They were great value from the supermarket!


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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

May 27, 2009
11:35 AM

Post #6603549

Thanks for pointing that out Terri, I have grown so accoustomed to going in and out the back door that I hadn't noticed the change. Your market must have a huge section of cuttings, ours is quite small and pricey.
That reminds me, now that Steven has put up that privacy fence across from the cafe, I haven't seen him around. Perhaps I shall go knock on his door and surprise him!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 27, 2009
1:19 PM

Post #6603914

Morning all! Looks cloudy again.. possibly rain...still gonna make the best of it..

Love that sign terri! Thanks for showing that! My peonies started to open yesterday... I am behind on pics again.

Any fresh sqeezings of lemon, Joe?

The hub and I are gonna work on more privy fence today. I hung some baskets on it yesterday. Need more panels.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 27, 2009
3:22 PM

Post #6604446


Hi everyone!
Candee, I thought I saw Steven dancing up there the other night. lol!
Oh it's you that keeps bringing mud through the back door!!!!!!

Hello Iris! Squeezy lemons coming right up ... JOE!!! we got a customer for you!!
where did Dianne put the lemonade jug?
soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

May 27, 2009
3:57 PM

Post #6604583

Right Here, Terri. Have a glass blossom. Joe can always squeeze more for the later crowd.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 27, 2009
4:21 PM

Post #6604717


Great service around here today! Thanks Dianne. Think I'll have a glass of your lemonade, it looks very refreshing! Cheers to all. sunny days ahead!!
Joe is havin' a nap around the back LoL!
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

May 27, 2009
4:58 PM

Post #6604909

Oh nooooo, whoa! Ms. Woodsy taught me better than that, no muddy shoes in the house or cafe LOL! I think it is Steven sneaking in here at night to check on things after we have all left?
Lemonade looks refreshing, Ah, Ms. Woodsy please bring that Absolute over my way as I would like a little spot to aid my lemon LOL!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 27, 2009
5:01 PM

Post #6604923

bit early isn't it? LoL!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 27, 2009
5:17 PM

Post #6604977

Aaaaah! Thank you so much for the lemonade. Well the sun came out and chased the rain away. Got some flowers mulched and put up another panel on the privy fence.

Need to get out and soak the pots.

Hmmm sunflower contest.. Dont recall it being me starting that one but I have a huge patch coming up and they are about 5 inches high! They are those mammoth grey stripes...Dont know how they are gonna do but time will tell!

Gonna try to clean up some of the branches that were damaged from the ice storm yet. Can you beleive it we are still cleaning up those? Wow the mess.

Well best hop to it!




Ribbet!!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 27, 2009
5:32 PM

Post #6605036



Hello Bloss.. daffnee,, Iris!! soon to be Helen LoL! Great you have sunflowers too.
Watch out for the ' Great sunflower Race' coming soon!
So far we have Zany, Candee, Blossom, Dianne? Terri (thats me)! growing sunflowers.

I'm still lookin' for the Absolute Candee!

terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 27, 2009
6:20 PM

Post #6605197


Here you go Candee, Cheers!

Absolute cocktails this evening all, with or without lemonade!...

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 27, 2009
8:05 PM

Post #6605645

Did soils make it??? Poor dear... Keep fanning her terri.. I think we can revive her!

I am off to the sunflower patch.. Must rake pics of the little darlings before they get toooo big! LOL!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 27, 2009
10:01 PM

Post #6606131


Get you! with your BIG sunflowers already. LoL!

shhhh, Dianne may be in shock, take it easy with her...
soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

May 27, 2009
11:12 PM

Post #6606416

I made it, folks. And I'm OK with the chopping down of the wisteria - I figure 10 years for any plant is enough time.
Now on the other hand, after the cherry picking, my mom had the loppers and I thought she was only cutting the limbs of the cherry tree that we had trimmed down to manageable sizes. When I looked at the pile on the street, I noticed some branches that were NOT cherry trees. Looks like my forsythia - so I went to look at my forsythia, and it was almost all cut down, at the base no less. She left one straggly branch. I went into SHOCK over that - i was waiting for over 5 years for that shrub to bush out and provide me with enough branches to cut (like Terri's huge one). Had to really bite my tongue cause after all, she is my mother. But I did make it clear that before she cuts anything else in the future, to clear it with me.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 27, 2009
11:34 PM

Post #6606474


LOL!!!!!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 27, 2009
11:52 PM

Post #6606553


Awww poor Dianne! sorry for laughing! So you've really put your foot down with mum this time eh?




lol quietly!!!
dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

May 28, 2009
1:16 AM

Post #6606952

oh dear - poor forsythia.
I hope it recovers from the hard pruning.
My neighbours had one that I used to admire over the garden wall.
Then the house was sold & a man with bobcat dug up most of the plantings along that wall.
It is mostly boring lawn over there now.
A few things are recovering & hopefully the forsythia was only chopped back not torn out.
He left a Rhody that I didn't even know was there - the rest of the foliage had it hidden.
Be interesting to see what colour the flowers are
Saddest was him bull dozing the small but perfectly formed magnolia nigra.
I would have dug it up for him...
I have a magnolia stellata & am sure they would have enjoyed each others company.
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Zanymuse
Scotia, CA
(Zone 9b)

May 28, 2009
5:02 AM

Post #6607978

Zany may be the biggest loser of the sunflower contest if she doesn't get to town and buy some seeds! LOL, They won't grow if I don't plant them.

I had a forsythia in a rental yard that was chopped down to the ground when I moved in. I didn't even know it was there until it sent up tall arching branches the next spring. By summer it was a rather large bush. Hopefully yours will come back fuller than ever!

dalfyre, I think I would have cried to see a Magnolia bulldozed.
soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

May 28, 2009
5:51 AM

Post #6608069

Zany - thanks for giving me hope on that forsythia.
Dalfrye - if I had a bigger yard, I would get one of those magnolias too. they are lovely.

All you sunflower growers - I will be on the sideline cheering you guys on.

I have already had a sad experience with helping hands a few years ago - the kids' dad told them to clean up one part of my garden while I was gone. They not only cut down the dead stuff, but dug up a bunch of roots. It was late fall, and they thought that everything was dead (not realizing that the roots of perennials are alive). I had a gorgeous patch of maroon/white alstromeria that was perfect - robust enough to give out blooms over long periods of time, tall sturdy stems, and not invasive (not like the yellow ones that Candee doesn't care for LoL). That patch was all dug up - I was hoping that a small tuber would survive and it will come back, but there was nothing, zilch, nada at all that following year, or the next year or the next (I think I am finally accepting the fact that it is not coming back). sigh...

And Terri - laughing is allowed only if you follow up with bringing me a nice tall glass of Long Island Iced tea.
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

May 28, 2009
11:45 AM

Post #6608407

hiccup, welp thanks for the drink there Tary LOL! Hit the spot, well not me, I missed and made a mess but the drink sure hit the spot.

Sorry Dianne about the forsythia, but Zany is so right. It will come back with a vengence, they are very hardy and love hard cuttings. I got annoyed with mine one year as I wanted it trimmed back and it just didn't seem like enough so I got a saw and whacked it at the base and it reared its head the next season to teach me a lesson!

dalfyre, who would dare bulldoze a garden? That is just wrong.

Now Zany don't you worry about getting to town too soon for those seeds LOL.
blossom, what do you mean yours are 5" tall already? You have already won the contest !
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 28, 2009
2:22 PM

Post #6609023


Hi everyone!

Dianne your Mum was only trying to help, I'm sure she didn't mean to cut down the wrong thing!
Kerria Japonica flowers for much longer, it's still flowering here. The Forsythia stopped flowering weeks ago.

Take your time getting your seeds Zany and Dianne!!! LoL
I thought you both said you had your seeds somewhere? anyway I have sunflower seedlings with your names on them! you too dalfyre!

Hope you cleared up the mess Candee! I heard Blossom's were 7" now.


haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

May 28, 2009
3:38 PM

Post #6609291

My japonica is coming back after it I thought it had seriously croaked the past 2 years, but I left it alone and it came home LOL! Not blooming but sure looks healthy.
7" surely you jest Terry, I am going out with the Miracle Gro after work LOL!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 29, 2009
12:40 AM

Post #6611497

I heard they were 10" now LOL! G'night all.

Fresh Strawberries ...

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 29, 2009
12:52 AM

Post #6611547

Ok, I am starting the sunflower thread...no holds barred.. no rules.. just post them there.. !

Back in a flash with the new thread for the sunflowers...!

Dont feel bad on those forsythia. I have about a dozen huge bushes and not one bloomer this year. LOL! We pruned them pretty hard about 2 years ago. I am not touching them..my forced cuttings did not even bloom.. go figure.

I think I will take a sip of that Tea please. Been a long working day today. Man I am so behind now since the hub has been home. We mowed grass all day. He was sposed to go back to work and well, did not happen and now he has another docs appointment.

Terri, I will not tell you about the thousand some odd sunflowers we planted in the back forty...LOL! Nope, you did not hear it from me...! *snicker!*

I think these need transplanting though...They are a wee tad spindly.

Ok, back with the sunflower thread in just a jif!...

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 29, 2009
1:09 AM

Post #6611634

Sunflower contest...

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/994963/
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 29, 2009
2:20 PM

Post #6613513

Hi everyone!
Thanks for the new Sunflower thread Blossom.
Is it me or DG, can't seem to post any pictures today?
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 29, 2009
2:48 PM

Post #6613631

Havenot tried to post any pics yet today.

And you are so welcome for the new thread, Twas your idear!
plantgeek88
Louisville, KY

June 3, 2009
11:04 AM

Post #6635007

Y'all are too quiet. Even Candee's parrot is keeping silent. Everyone must be munching on sunflowers. Well then, here is a batch of hibiscus mint tea to wash it down.
Good luck on the contest.
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

June 3, 2009
12:02 PM

Post #6635132

Hey geek, nice to see you. Have been busy round here. Must tell you been outside all the time after work as the aroma this year is more heavenly than ever. I just can't sniff enough of it. I was sitting back by the window in the cafe lounge last evening making a new baby blanket for the new gb on his way and the scent was just divine!
I put a muzzle on the parrots, they just would not shut up, it is off now as you can see but they are frightful that I will return and replace it again.
I think we are in need of some serious arrangements on these tables. Ms. Woodsy mentioned last evening that she is sick of looking at the same ones all the time as they are getting a bit wilted, but I said they stay until some fresh ones arrive!!! hint, hint! I will get busy too although going to the cabin tomorrow eve as we may have a buyer for the jeep.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 3, 2009
12:16 PM

Post #6635174

Well, sorry Ms. Woodsy, no arrangements from me today, I am a wee bit soggy. 2.5 inches yesterday and I am afraid to look at todays news, but fear I must.

Will be back with the report as soon as I feed the critters

Man those parrots are getting chattery! Whaaat, they like all this rain I am getting. Someone give them some crackers! I bet after eating those they will not be able to whistle!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 3, 2009
12:30 PM

Post #6635238

Eeks, another half inch with more on the way... Guess I will play catchup on some things.

Geek, good to hear from you! Im still running behind. So you and the others, even though I am late, you still are not forgotten.
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

June 3, 2009
1:46 PM

Post #6635526

We had quite the thunderstorms last evening with high winds. I left early for work so don't know if anything was harmed. Will have to check when I get home.
I can't believe how wet the weather has been so far, sure you are feeling the same bb - guess we can brace ourselves for a long hot summer, that is how it usually works here.
plantgeek88
Louisville, KY

June 3, 2009
9:51 PM

Post #6637810

Well my dear Ms Woodsy, here are some lovely new posies for your visual pleasure. Blue picote morning glories wreathed by brass buttons. I'll just take these old wilted things out to the compost.
Candee, it has been a fragrant spring here too what with a backyard full of iris blooms, the iris show with boatloads of entries, trees blooming. Ain't it grand!

Blossom, we've had buckets of rain for over a month, more on the way. I hace started a bog garden.

Terri, how's the beargrass? Any sprouts yet?
soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 3, 2009
11:06 PM

Post #6638186

Hi all, It has been dried here for the last month. We may get a thunderstorm tonight or tomorrow. Looking forward to that. But, am heading up to Ashland Oregon tomorrow for some plays - hoping it will be clear on Saturday night since that is the night we are going to see an outdoor play.
soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 4, 2009
7:08 AM

Post #6639795

Got a little bit of lightening but no thunder and no rain. Got the door opened and the smell of rain is in the air. I am hoping that a little rain willl come so everything will be watered while I am gone. While we wait for new arrangements, I brought this over from the yard to vase series to the cafe...

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soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 4, 2009
7:11 AM

Post #6639798

And this one's for the patio. It is always nice and sunny here at the flowerpot cafe so plantgeek, blossom, candee and all of you who are tired of the rain, this is the place to go LoL

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dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

June 4, 2009
10:55 AM

Post #6639944

rain... we are supposed to be in for a deluge but the last two days it has been -2C frost & sunshine.
I am shivering at the keyboard & I think it is time to crawl into bed & warm up.
Most of the garden looks to be surviving for now but winter has just started & it will get colder before spring arrives.
At least it kills the bugs.
plantgeek88
Louisville, KY

June 4, 2009
12:46 PM

Post #6640249

LOL Yes, I know about bugs. They are beggining to wake up in waves here, little bitey ones that get ya when you are busy up on a ladder slopping paint around. I'm sure I look pretty silly swatting at things no one sees.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 5, 2009
11:46 AM

Post #6644923

OMG! The skeeters are out here with a vengence from all the rain, but the good news is is that the dragon flies hatched too and they are going after them left and right! We are seeing gazillions of the dragons!

We were playing in the bog yesterday and holy cow, dint realize poison ivy even grows in water. Just hoping we dont see any snakes or that will surely ruin my summer! I can handle the poison ivy, but snakes, no waaaay. They send me to the laundry mat instantly scrubbing my drawes!

What lovely arrangements soils! I love the m both!

The finches are still at the birch seed. We are seeing close to 100 now,

Last night we saw a beautiful deer. I think she may have had a baby nearby, but we did not see it. SHe was a lovely reddish buckskin white tail. Too bad I can never get close enough to them to get a pic. Drat.
Gwendalou
Langley, WA
(Zone 7b)

June 5, 2009
10:20 PM

Post #6647516

I did this yesterday for garden club. The theme was an arrangement that could be a wedding bouquet.

Peonies, kale with outer leaves pulled off to leave just the centers, white stock, blue delphinium, sea holly, pink veronica, amaranthus, and purple alium.

I got 1st place! Okay, there were only 2 entries. LOL

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Gwendalou
Langley, WA
(Zone 7b)

June 5, 2009
10:22 PM

Post #6647522

With the leftover flowers I did these breakaway arrangements.

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 6, 2009
1:00 PM

Post #6649419

Love them girls!!

Well, I am off to the GPS4
plantgeek88
Louisville, KY

June 6, 2009
1:03 PM

Post #6649438

Beautiful posies!
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

June 8, 2009
1:13 PM

Post #6657941

Lovely arrangements. I can see why you got first place it does remind me of a wedding bouquet. Very full and fresh.
Dianne thanks for your contributions to the cafe that one with the lilies is my favorite, loven the colors.
Hey BB we saw a doe drop a baby yesterday in the field. It was the first time I had ever seen such a thing. She was out in the middle of the field and then suddenly started spinning in a circle and out he popped and immediately made his way to the woods. Momma continued to eat at the corn stalks?
And for those snakes. We were at the cabin this weekend and haven't seen any blacksnakes for a couple seasons. Well we returned from the creek and there was one stretched out right in front of the front door on the porch. He got away and now will have to be careful on the next trip up case he is still around eating mice and such.
plantgeek88
Louisville, KY

June 8, 2009
1:30 PM

Post #6657993

What a treat that must have been, witnessing the birth of a deer. And snakes viviting too!
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

June 8, 2009
2:04 PM

Post #6658153

Yes it was quite a site to behold not something I will likely see again. Took the day off today thought I would bring in something fresh for the cafe as I haven't brought anything for a while.
Astillbe finally the coffee grounds have given them new life and they are finally flowering, and gypsophilia gone crazy this year and sundrops and valerian.

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

June 8, 2009
2:06 PM

Post #6658160

Taken from the top

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 8, 2009
3:59 PM

Post #6658782

Haighr, how awesome! We saw a young buck yesterday and have several deer holding up in our woods. Just about every nite we go out to watch them. Been looking for babies, but no such luck. But did see two lovely does. An older one and probably her yearling baby.

Beautiful flowers!


OMG... no snakes allowed! Me and snakes are not the best of buddies! LOL!

I best be watching my containers for them... It has turned humid here and I am sure the sneaky slitherers will be finding refuge in them one day for sure. They always do. YUK!

NOTE TO SELF: Remember that when houseplants come back indoors! NO SNAKES! ...OR OTHER PESTS for that matter!

NOTE TO SNAKES...go vivit GEEK! please leave the froggies alone!

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Gwendalou
Langley, WA
(Zone 7b)

June 8, 2009
4:04 PM

Post #6658806

Beautiful flowers. I've never had good luck growing astilbes but I was putting in tiny plugs. I'm going to put some larger plants in this year and give them another go.

How amazing to see that deer born! And then the mama eating away while baby went off. Wow.
Zanymuse
Scotia, CA
(Zone 9b)

June 8, 2009
4:34 PM

Post #6658959

Seeing a fawn drop into the world sounds wonderful. It always amazes me how quickly baby animals are on their feet. My favorites are the spring lambs. In no time at all they are frisking about and playing.

I have been busy trying to keep the starlings from nesting on the front and back porch. They make a horrid mess. I use the garden hose and keep knocking the nests down before they can get it built to chase them away to another location. This year they discovered the little used porch on the side of the house that I only use when I take out the trash on Sunday nights...and since the nest is already completed I don't have the heart to knock it down.

I think a pair of hummingbirds has a nest in the ivy along the breezeway. I can't see it but they keep disappearing into the same area with little bits of stuff. So maybe we will have baby hummers this year.

Well, the sun is shining and Pyxle is tugging at my sleeve so I suppose it is time to take her to the park for her daily run. Have a great day everyone!
dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

June 8, 2009
9:17 PM

Post #6660179

Haighr - that is a lovely arrangement, bright & cheerful:)
I really like your vase, can you tell me a little about the thing in the top holding the flower stems.
Like what do you call one of those & where do you get them?
Did it come with that vase?
cheers - Dalfyre
plantgeek88
Louisville, KY

June 8, 2009
10:00 PM

Post #6660386

Yeppers, all snakes welcome here. Saves me the trouble of dealing with solicitors.

How wonderful to have hummers nesting nearby. Those eggs are soooooooooo small.

Great arraingement Candee!

Howdy dalfyre. I don't believe we have met. Help yourself to a cool glass of fresh-made real strawberry lemonade. Spiking is optional.

haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

June 8, 2009
10:45 PM

Post #6660578

It was quite a site and no time spared before the babe hid in the woods. Amazing. I must tell my DIL who is pregnant that she should just go out in the woods LOL!
dalfyre, not sure what that wire thing is called. I am quite sure I bought them from plow n hearth or perhaps it was Lee VAlley.com. CAn do the same thing with scotch tape and likely a lot less expensive.
Zany glad you got a dog walk in today, humid or not. Nice to take another day off and just chilax. Can you actually see the hummingbird nest, I have seen them on photos online and they are just so tiny and very odd to see.

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dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

June 8, 2009
10:47 PM

Post #6660584

mmm - strawberry lemonade, thank you.
I used to grow strawbs until my darling doggy realised what they were.
She had a knack for sniffing out the ripe ones before I could find them.
I keep thinking I should try them in a pot on the terrace, have been here nearly 9 years & still just thinking about it...

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

June 8, 2009
10:48 PM

Post #6660590

I actually have some nice roses this year after 20+ years of trying got one to bloom.

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

June 8, 2009
10:49 PM

Post #6660595

A pup that loves strawberries so is her name strawberry shortcake? What a doll baby!
Gwendalou
Langley, WA
(Zone 7b)

June 8, 2009
11:25 PM

Post #6660733

What a cutie pie of a dog. She's worth giving up strawberries for!
plantgeek88
Louisville, KY

June 9, 2009
1:07 AM

Post #6661146

Aww, she looks like a sweetie, so I assume you are talking about trying strawberries in a pot and not the dog for eating them. lol

Candee, those are beautiful roses. Well worth the wait. Yeah, it would be cheaper to go in the woods and let one drop on out. Toughen them up too. Bumbles bounce.

Hello Gwen. We haven't been introduced either. Do help yourself to some chilled honeydew melon and mango slices garnished with cilantro.

Whew, just signed the contract with Finishing Line Press for my next book. I'm hoping it will be out in Nov/Dec. Finally, a real publisher. Whoo hoo!!!!! Doing happy dance. The cats think I'm nuts but I don't care, I don't care, lalalala
Gwendalou
Langley, WA
(Zone 7b)

June 9, 2009
1:58 AM

Post #6661409

Thank you, don't mind if I do!

You're a writer? Wow! Everyone's dream. What have you written and what's your new book about?
dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

June 9, 2009
2:03 AM

Post #6661431

congrats on the book!
It is not easy to get published so well done.

Love the rose arrangement, I love roses full stop:)
Is that a clematis as well?
Very nice flower.

My old girl is officially NZ Ch Mingrin Honey Myrtle (imp Aust) CDX...
we call her Chita or Spud... why spud?
Because with her spots she looks like a badly peeled potato.
Her breeder named that litter for Australian native plants,
I'd like to grow a Honey Myrtle but can't find one here, may not like South Island frosts.
Chita had pups 11 years ago - I kept one & to keep up the tradition he is named for a tree - Dalfyre Copper Beech.
Copper for short or Roo... because since he was a pup he has had a real roo, roo, roo kind of bark.


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Zanymuse
Scotia, CA
(Zone 9b)

June 9, 2009
4:24 AM

Post #6662083

dalfyre, I like the name Roo. Dalmations are good dogs. We have a friend that breeds them but ended up moving to a ranch in the mountains because they tend to become too attatched to 1 or 2 pups from each litter and now have 15 of them. LOL visiting is a lot of wiggling dots competeing for attention all at once!

No, I can't see the nest without climbing a tall ladder. I watch them hover and then dive into the same spot in the ivy that is climbing a tall redwood next to the house. It is a spot about 20 feet off the ground. They are sheltered by the tree limbs above and the house to the side so they don't get a lot of wind or rain in that spot. They must have done their research well.
soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 9, 2009
4:32 AM

Post #6662105

Lovely arrangements, Candee. They really brighten up the cafe!!!! I have tried growing both astilbe and gypsophilia, but no luck with either. And you are so lucky to be up close and personal with the wildlife. That must have been an amazing sight.

Zany - we get bird nests sometimes in the eaves area by the front porch. They can be noisy at times, but no mess thus far since they are far enough from the porch and walkway itself.
Plantgeek - congratulations on your new contract. We are going to have to have a booksigning party one of these days.

Dalfyre and Gwenalou - welcome to the cafe!!! I always lose some of my strawberries to the snails and birds.




haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

June 9, 2009
11:16 AM

Post #6662565

Roo, what a great name! Sounds like the dalmations do a lot of multiplying LOL! 15 pups, whew!
Thanks on the arrangements. I never had much luck with my astillbe either until I started putting the coffee grounds on them and this year they are all bloomin even if just a wee bit. The gypsophilia I have in white and pink and it is getting much bigger this year as well, musta liked all the rains we have been having like blossom. Yes dalfyre that is clematis. Thought it a nice color contrast to the pink roses.
More rain coming today, heavy downpours and perhaps hail so better go duck! Can't complain though the weekend was nice and the poseys do seem to love being drenched this season.
plantgeek88
Louisville, KY

June 9, 2009
1:47 PM

Post #6663019

Thanks y'all. And no, it isn't so easy getting published. I'm very greatful for it. I mostly write poetry, a bit of flash fiction and have been working on a novel - historical fiction - for a while. I like poetry best because what needs to be said is intensely pared down to its essence, then it's done with, time to move on to the next thing.

Gwen, do you write?

Dalfyre, your pooch seems to have a lot of personality. Love the name too. All of them. lol
I can't imagine the worth of being on this planet without the company of critters. Just us and our chatter? No moments of stroking fur or feather or scale only to be covered with a big slobbery kiss for our trouble?
And the way cats look at us, as if to say, "my dear sub-cat, who do you think you are fooling with all that scribbling and wit. I see the way you watch me hunt mice in the cupboard, how you wish being there beside me, waiting to crunch their little bones. You are a hairless-monkey who has forgotten the trees but wants to remember the feel of weightlessness while swinging through the air.
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

June 9, 2009
2:58 PM

Post #6663330

You certainly have a way with words geek and so descriptive. No wonder you have been published. We don't have any pets, used to have cats and kittens but that was several years ago. It is hard for us to sometimes manage taking care of each other let alone a pet so it is now just the 2 of us. Will just have to enjoy your pet stories all the more.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 9, 2009
3:25 PM

Post #6663492


Hi everyone!
Nice to see the cafe' busy. Great news Plantgeek, well done, you've earnt it!
Thanks for the Beautiful arrangements, they all look great and it smells fab in here.



Gwendalou
Langley, WA
(Zone 7b)

June 9, 2009
3:40 PM

Post #6663569

No, I don't write, at least nothing I've submitted for publishing. I sometimes will write little short articles or essays. I think I have a cookbook or gardening book in me, tho I'll probably never do anything with it. Sometimes I think about it. Started a children's story once but didn't get far. You get the picture... :)
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 9, 2009
4:10 PM

Post #6663727

Hi Gwen, Loved your garden club arrangement and the others in the glass vases. I'm growing Amaranthus this year, hope it grows as well as yours! Well done on first place!

Sally has a new glass and crystal floating arrangements thread, good excuse to get your best stuff out !!
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

June 9, 2009
4:28 PM

Post #6663796

Thanks for that reminder terri, I forget about the glass and crystal and I told Sally I have an dish just like that one of hers. Blonde thing again LOL!
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

June 9, 2009
4:50 PM

Post #6663897

I love lemon bon bons! Thanks got a handful here. I also have a hankering for some cherry pie, off Friday and not going to the cabin so may have to get some bakin done.
Gwendalou
Langley, WA
(Zone 7b)

June 9, 2009
6:53 PM

Post #6664405

Terri, Are you growing the purple or green? I may try and start some this year if it's hardy in my area. If it's an annual here, then next year for sure.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 9, 2009
7:47 PM

Post #6664616


I have both colours Gwen, so hopefully I will get some of those dangly things! what are they called?
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

June 9, 2009
11:12 PM

Post #6665388

This can't be good. It rained and stormed so hard a tree came down and I could not get to our house the usual route then I was stranded in the car for 1/2 hour as I could not get into the house because of the marble size hail would have crushed my tiny skull LOL, and then the temps dropped and 3 hours later there is still ice on the deck and nasturiums and in the yard?

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

June 9, 2009
11:14 PM

Post #6665398

The poor things iced in in June!

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Gwendalou
Langley, WA
(Zone 7b)

June 10, 2009
12:32 AM

Post #6665801

Nasturtiums are pretty hardy once they get going. Amazing weather!

Terri, I think those things are called amaranthus.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 10, 2009
1:24 AM

Post #6666032

Hiya all, holy cow the cafe is beaming! What a crowd!

Congrats Geek! Waaay to go.

Cute pup!! I can see why people are so found of the dalmations!!

Ye-gads, haighr, hail? Did you have a tornado?

Last time we had hail we got three inches of the stones and a tornado came through our old farm.. that was a long time ago, but hial seems to be accompanied by high winds.

The arrangements are fabulous ladies! Keep them coming and keep up the great works you all do.

I am still really behind in stuff I am trying to catch up in. The hub is still having to go to the pain clinic and I am torn in too many directions. Between the rain, the injuries and things going awry this year, all my best intentions keep getting waylaid. It is sooo true that once you are behind, it seems you never can catch up. But we keep trying.

Well, cheers to all. I need to get back to work again.
soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 10, 2009
4:21 AM

Post #6667071

Oh Candee - sorry to hear about the hail and storm and being stuck in your car.
Blossom - you caught up yet LoL

Terri - maybe tassels or inflorescence?
dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

June 10, 2009
6:38 AM

Post #6667279

nasty hail!
We are supposed to get it in June - it is winter down here...
I think some of ours got seriously lost.
Box it's ears & send it home...
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

June 10, 2009
11:35 AM

Post #6667592

Well all in all came out quite good. One tree down up the road was cleared by this morning. The hail finally melted and nothing looks too damaged. Haven't been out in the gardens or veggie patch but looked okay from the windows this morn. No tornado thank goodness just 50 mph wind gusts and the marble sized hail.
blossom, I know how it is when making trips to the pain clinic and seeming like you are taking one step up and 2 steps back, but don't get too down about it. What doesn't get done will soon be forgotten and you will be back to normal and on track and all will be accomplished.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 10, 2009
1:07 PM

Post #6667852


Hi everyone!

OOhhhhhh dear Poor Candee, come in out of the hailstones and recover from your ordeal!
Plantgeek, may we have one of your specials to warm Candee up please!
What freaky weather you have! Hope the plants are ok when you get out there to check.

LoL Gwen, I know it's Amaranthus!! but it's not really a flower is it? or is it? !
Tassle sounds like a good name for it, Thanks Dianne!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 10, 2009
1:11 PM

Post #6667870


Come and meet the new girl! ... http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/999279/
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 10, 2009
1:26 PM

Post #6667916

Caught up.. never! Since the rains, the grass has taken over the garden.. Things are a bit long and au-natural here. Its chilly today.. but looks likethe rain is getting out of the forecast.

Hey has anyone heard from elle?

haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

June 10, 2009
2:55 PM

Post #6668284

Thanks, got my toes all toasty after running over the icy porch yesterday. Much better today back up to 91 degrees yuk!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 10, 2009
3:41 PM

Post #6668512


Hi Blossom and Candee,
elle hasn't been in for a while, busy with farm life and all those new kids no doubt!
Singing or cake or tea usually brings her back. lol!
Wow 91 degrees !!! that is toasty.

Here's a cuppa!


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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 10, 2009
6:27 PM

Post #6669237

Well, hope she shows up soon! I have a baby duckie to show her! Its a wild one. A momma has 5 ducklings out on our little pond. They are really cute and being that they are wild, very welcome!

I do not know what kind it is.. its a little black duck and she is so small I bet she would fit into a cigar box! The babies are adorable!

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plantgeek88
Louisville, KY

June 10, 2009
7:23 PM

Post #6669426

One steaming pot of ginger/ cardamon tea at your request for all those with frozen toes.
Wow, that's quite the heap of hail Candee. Smart to stay in your car. I'm surprised we didn't get any of that business, just buckets of rain. Here it is June and I have yet to water anything. This has been a freaky 2-3 years with the weather.

Tassles Terri? Would you like pasties with that? lol

Blossom, hope the hubby gets to feeling better soon. Pain is no fun unless your'e into M&M's.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 10, 2009
9:40 PM

Post #6669945

Thanks Geek!

He is on the recovery. I have been slowly working his dogs off! LOL! Getting him primered and ready to go back to work. He has had to do the physical therapy thing. No drugs, just motion adjustments and the electrodes thingee! And massage therapy.

No comment on the tassles!!! LOL! You mean pastries dont you??? Like in chocolate donuts or cremey filleds!! LOL!

You are tooo funny! LOL!

Last time we had hail, the hub had to go out in it and get the horses in. Well the poor dumb animals were more terrified of the sound it made hitting the steel roof and the DH is running around being all heroic trying to save them with a soup pot on his head!!! We had three inches come down. It was my opening day of our greenhouse at the old farm too and we lost over 5000 mums that we had just bumped up to larger pot and moved outside for market and wham! When the storm ended you could tell where it went by the trail of hail. It abruptly ended not to far from our farm and there was a beautiful rainbow. It was accompanied by a small tornado. And was another one of those dang storms that almost zapped my bisquits with lightning.
soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 10, 2009
10:08 PM

Post #6670062

Alstromerias are still going strong, so here is another one for the cafe. Think of it as sunshine after all the hail and rain. I like this squatty lab flask.

Candee - did I not hear you mention something about a cherry pie? I am starving - is there any left?

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 10, 2009
11:16 PM

Post #6670347


Just you wait till my Tassles grow!!! I'll give you pasties with them mate!

Thanks for the Alstromeria arrangement Dianne, I'm just gonna hide it in the cupboard incase Candee comes in. I'll take it out when the coast is clear. ok? Lovely colours and the squatty vase is a great idea.
The bakin' won't be done until friday!
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

June 11, 2009
11:57 AM

Post #6672470

LOL pasties, pastries, you are too much!
I see they are still going strong Dianne and I am glad you brought them in but???
Terri that is some splendid cuppa you got out back. I almost fell over it getting in here. Is that the fence that Steven put up, isn't it encroaching on the cafe property a tad?
Won't be any pie baking until I get some cherries, had to order them and not sure when they will arrive, but will be sure to save everyone a slice.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 11, 2009
1:19 PM

Post #6672730


Hi Candee,
You noticed the new fence then! Don't know why Steven put up a lower fence panel in that section, we can see his washing line now! Luckily his underpants were not hanging up for view!!
plantgeek88
Louisville, KY

June 11, 2009
1:29 PM

Post #6672767

Oh my! Pasties, pasties in my eye. I'll be a-waitin' Terri. lol

Blossom, glad to hear hubby is on the mend. And drug free in doing so. They are so over-used. My sweetie gave me a homeopathic remedy called Traumeel which works remarkably well. Comes in a cream and pellets. With my line of work, I get all sorts of aches and knocks, so I've tried various things to get and stay well. lol Dang, that sounded like an advertisement. Oh crap. I've gone commercial! Quick, someone give me some Shakespear, play Beethoven, loud, very loud. Uh-oh, there goes my head spinning around. Duck! Green pea soup cometh.

Whew. All right then.

So, nice arrangement Dianne. Hey, I just thought, colored water in that cool vase might give it another flavor.

Candee, you are right. That fence is creeping onto our sunshine in the yard. I tore it down, quite by accident in my sleep, so I can't be held accountable. But since it's down, we may as well use the boards for something useful. Any suggestions y'all?
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

June 11, 2009
3:22 PM

Post #6673176

Perhaps we could make a raised bed garden with the wood. Or I could have steve make us a shed with it he is getting quite adept at shed building? We could get all the rakes and shovels and such outta the kitchen closet and that would make Ms. Woodsy very happy cause the other day I noticed her open the door and the watering can fell out and bumped her on the head and she was livid - Hailin all over the place!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 11, 2009
3:44 PM

Post #6673274

Yay a cafe' shed!!!! can we hang out in there???




I thought Ms Woodsy had packed her bags long time!
think she keeps outta my way because I know she's lazy, what does she do anyway?
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 11, 2009
3:58 PM

Post #6673347


See? When I just came in, she blanked me again!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 11, 2009
5:39 PM

Post #6673787


I've had a word with Ms Woodsy and everything is ok now.

Ms Woodsy has agreed to hold the raffle tickets for our sunflower contest!
Get your tickets here! we have numbers 1 to 20. Pick your lucky numbers and you will become a proud owner of a sunflower plant which will be entered into the contest! Regular updates of your sunflowers progress will be available on the sunflower thread.
If anyone has spares please offer them up for the raffle!
Gwendalou
Langley, WA
(Zone 7b)

June 11, 2009
9:17 PM

Post #6674739

I'm picking number 3.
plantgeek88
Louisville, KY

June 12, 2009
12:41 AM

Post #6675546

Yeah, a woodshed! Just the place for spankins. hehehe It's been awhile hasn't it? And if we have leftovers, we could use that for a raised bed. Hmmm... I do have a few wood scraps. Maybe we can all pitch in and have both. Iv'e got buckets of seeds of all sorts of weirdness from far reaches off the unbeaten path. Could be dangerous. Could be fun.

Thanks for cooling Ms. Woodsy Terri. She does tend to get her tassels in a twist. I made her a cup of dragon pearl jasmine tea. Calmed her right into a contented smile. I swore she purred.

Whoohoo, a contest! And sunflowers to boot. What a great idea Terri, thank you. I pick #7.




terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 12, 2009
1:23 AM

Post #6675802


Thanks Gwen, you have number 3, great choice!
Glad you like the idea Plantgeek, number 7 is yours another good one.




Just bringing in our new lamp, if we keep it on all night we may get some night owls!

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plantgeek88
Louisville, KY

June 12, 2009
1:54 AM

Post #6675949

Wow, that's really very nice Terri.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 12, 2009
2:36 PM

Post #6677774

Hiya! I want numer 20, figgure its the next closest number to my age.. er is that IQ? Aw heck, truth be known, its my weight!! LOL!

Must go back to the swamp now...






Ribbet
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 12, 2009
2:42 PM

Post #6677802


Thank you Plankgeek. Hi everyone!

Blossom number 20 is rather small LoL! I was hoping to get at least 5 raffle tickets from your patch!!!
Lets say 21 to 25 for me please, Thank you kindly!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 12, 2009
3:41 PM

Post #6678101

Ok.. your saving 20 to 25 for me? I am sooo cornfused!? Put me down for the winners! hehehe! FIX FIX! LOL!


Gads I best get back to work.. I am soooooooo swamped!







Burpribbbet!... Oh the soup, here it comes again, LOOOK OUT GEEK! Oooooh, my shiney new scales! She slimed me again! LOL!~Rrrrright on my new wart!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 12, 2009
10:07 PM

Post #6679394


Hi Blossom, Sorry didn't mean to cause confusion dear!
You have number 20.

If you have any spare sunflower plants on your patch and are willing to donate some to the cafe' for our raffle. I would like to bagsy some of yours, they look great!
plantgeek88
Louisville, KY

June 13, 2009
12:05 PM

Post #6681556

And a pretty wart it was at that. Here's a towel for ya Blossom and a potion fot 3 new warts, hair not included.

Whoohoo, I got a new voodoo lily yesterday- saurosatum venosum. Sounds wicked, smells terrible when in bloom, but it's such an interesting plant that I had to have it ( much to my sweetie's disgust, hehehe).

Hey, where is Elle? Anyone heard from her?
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 13, 2009
1:10 PM

Post #6681724


Hiya Plantgeek! Voodoo lily sounds cool, enjoy the pong!! hair not included LOL!
Forgot to sow my beargrass seeds.. gonna do it today, thanks for reminding me!
Are you slapping or slopping paint around today or having a day of rest?
Hope elle's is ok, maybe her computer went wrong! I'll give her a shout...


ELLE, are you ok???? cyber traffic ahead but I'm on my way to the farm...


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plantgeek88
Louisville, KY

June 13, 2009
7:37 PM

Post #6682916

LOL on the hair. Nope, no sloppin' paint today, just scribbling, tending to the garden, critters, my poor sick DW. She's got the flu, probably monkey-sars-piggy-pox. Just kidding.The whole thing has been blown out of proportion, however there have been several cases of H1N1 here in Louisville. Most likely, it's just a bug that crawled up her nose when someone sneezed. But, to be cautious, we are dosing ourselves with herbs, liquids and rest.

Good luck with the seeds and finding Elle in all this traffic. But with that wonderful set of wheels keeping an eye out, it shouldn't be a problem.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 13, 2009
9:32 PM

Post #6683292

Oh Geek, I just love that Vodoo that you dodoo! Now I got more warts!

Ribbet!!

Hey anyone got a spare can of nair, my warts are getting beards.


LOL!

Terri, I am selecting some special spare sunflowers for you...
here

I got them in a special place out in the country. I will have to photo them later though. Be a day or so before I get back there.

Well, back to work here. Heading to my GPS4 if anyone is joining me there! See ya!

And Geek, get wellies to you there.. that monkey-sars thingee is needing a new potion... perhaps a little watermelon wine?
plantgeek88
Louisville, KY

June 14, 2009
2:08 PM

Post #6685580

Burp... yep, that's the ticket Blossom.
Now serving Voodoo wine in a watermellon. Gourd ahead and have some y'all. Wheeeeee...
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

June 14, 2009
2:54 PM

Post #6685712

Great lamp just what we needed. Hope that Elle sees the truck coming and hops on and gets back in here!
soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 15, 2009
6:30 AM

Post #6688932

That is indeed a great lamp. I also made a smaller arrangement of the gardenia for the cafe. Maybe the smell may draw Elle back?

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 15, 2009
12:18 PM

Post #6689327

Soils, oh my, gorgeous gardenias. I cant grow those.

GEEK! I jest gotta show ya my wart! Lookie here will ya!!



LOOOOK CLOSE! LOL! I think its gotten bigger! It started out as a little dot.

MOre wallermelon peez!

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

June 15, 2009
1:12 PM

Post #6689558

Oh la la, Dianne if that doesn't get her back in here I don't know what will. They are just divine I can smell them all the way over here.
BB I had the very same looking wart last week at the cabin. Must be something that is goine around, what treatment do you plan the rubbin with a potato and then bury it in the ground? Or somethin else!
plantgeek88
Louisville, KY

June 15, 2009
1:52 PM

Post #6689793

Absolutely beautiful Dianne! Hats off.

LOL Blossom, I toad ya that would hoppin' if ya hung around the pond a tad too long. Quick, have more melon and I'll whip up a potion. Now lemme see, where the heck did I put that eye of newt?
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 15, 2009
2:20 PM

Post #6689915

LOL!

Well the derned thing is starting to come off now, but sheesh, now I need a cure for the gills. I'm swamped right up to them.

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

June 15, 2009
4:36 PM

Post #6690607

Not sure where that Sue is today, believe it may be her bithday? Or has my blonde thing messed me up with dates again. At any rate a day late or dollar short one big Happy Birthday Down Under!
soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 15, 2009
4:51 PM

Post #6690685

Candee - you are NOT a day late or dollar short - I looked up Sue's profile and her birthday is June 16th. Not sure what the time change is, or how the international dateline works, but in any case, your birthday wish to her is quite timely.

Happy Birthday Sue!!! Here's some candles for you to blow out, seeing as the bonfire is much too big for one person to blow out LoL. I think these (called Christmas cheer) are the same type of red hot poker that is blooming for you now that is fall/winter down under.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 15, 2009
5:22 PM

Post #6690832


Hi everyone!

Thanks for my special sunflowers Blossom, look forward to seeing them!
Plantgeek, I sowed my Beargrass seeds yay! Please save your watermelons... new natural containers for the cafe' flowers, Thanks.
Candee, the traffic was very bad it look me 3 days to locate elle's farm, guess what? she was out!
Dianne, Beautiful Gardenia arrangement, it smells wonderful in here, Thank you!
Glad you like the new lamp, we need a few more to really brighten the place up though!

Well, I'm off to start the party room decorations , back later... Great Candles Dianne.
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

June 15, 2009
5:59 PM

Post #6691020

Oh goodie a party, hope I can make it this time round!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 15, 2009
7:38 PM

Post #6691518


Preparations are delayed this end due to a thunderstorm and lightening here!
Hope it goes off before dark, I knew I should have picked my flowers earlier...
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

June 15, 2009
11:38 PM

Post #6692578

So sorry to hear that you are having bad storms. Perhaps I can help with at least one decoration. This one's for you Sue, kinda stole the leaf idea from Dianne, but sure she doesn't mind! Happy B-day!

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

June 15, 2009
11:56 PM

Post #6692668

Come one Come All

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soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 16, 2009
12:30 AM

Post #6692806

OOH - a party. Nice invite Candee. Sue - here's some 12 or 24 year old whiskey for you

(Candee - I stole that idea from Deb, so steal away!)

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soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 16, 2009
12:32 AM

Post #6692817

Terri must have been caught in the thunder and lightening - maybe she can pop in in the wee hours of the morn?
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 16, 2009
12:52 AM

Post #6692911


Hi everyone!
Great you got the party room organised Candee, Thanks!
I did get the umberlla out and braved the storm for our Sue, Happy Birthday!!!!
Here's a fine bottle of Green Hot Poker wine. Have a great day.



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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 16, 2009
1:02 AM

Post #6692968


Happy Birthday to you!

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

June 16, 2009
1:36 AM

Post #6693120

Come on Sue get in here and uncork that wine, looks way too inviting to have me sitting around it!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 16, 2009
1:43 AM

Post #6693169


Have a cake while you're waiting!







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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

June 16, 2009
2:31 AM

Post #6693400

I'll wait for Sue I want her to get the full effect with the entire tray of cakes. They are beautiful you have been a busy girl!
I made a little something myself, first try and it is not too bad.

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

June 16, 2009
2:32 AM

Post #6693407

Think we may have to send the paddy wagon for her in the am I believe that bonfire may have gotten outta hand. Guess she is sleepin it off and will join us tomorrow on her big day! Nighty night for now!
weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

June 16, 2009
6:12 AM

Post #6694114

WOW! Cakes and wine and flowers and pokers! *I am so lucky. Its 4pm for me here and I've been at work all day, so I haven't missed it all have I? I bet you guys are sleeping it all off. Not much of that Whiskey left!
I cut myself some flowers to brighten my life, heres Golden Penda, A Banksia, and 'Cherry Ripe' Allamanda, with a couple of sprigs of wild wattle foliage

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weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

June 16, 2009
6:13 AM

Post #6694116

Got a bit lower so you can see the Allamanda. C'mon everyone, lets turn up the music and have a dance!

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weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

June 16, 2009
6:15 AM

Post #6694118

Bill has lit another bonfire for us all to dance around. Its just out the back door of the cafe' in the vacant lot behind! Drinks are on me.
Sue

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soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 16, 2009
6:24 AM

Post #6694124

Hi Sue - I'm still up and rearing to go. I'll join you for a dance around the bonfire. Lovely bouquet you got there - I love banksia but I don't think I can grow them here. Thanks for the drinks. And enjoy the rest of your special day!
weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

June 16, 2009
6:28 AM

Post #6694133

What kind of music do you like Dianne. I'll get Bill to put another CD on!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 16, 2009
11:21 AM

Post #6694408


Happy Birthday Birthday girl!
Lovely bright and colourful Birthday arrangement Sue, Thanks for bringing it to the cafe'
Great bonfire, brilliant idea to dance the night away around the fire, hope it's still going when I get home from work!!
Bill's doing a fab job with the sounds, love this one... c'mon lets go boogie!!!

plantgeek88
Louisville, KY

June 16, 2009
12:03 PM

Post #6694496

Happy Birthday Sue! Here's a bottle of brew for you. Ya don't hafta stop after one or two, spin on your head and Koo Koo Cachoo! Yeah, it's early. Very early.

Good to see ya Weedy. Hope all is well and happy. I baked brownies with choc/raspberry icing for you. Just the thing to go with beer. lol
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

June 16, 2009
1:59 PM

Post #6695027

Listen to you plantgeek, now get off your duff and get out there with her! I think that fire is gonna be burning a while, just be careful. Nice arrangement you made there Sue, looks like you still have a variety to work with even in the cold. At work here as well, but hoping you all are still partying into the evening.
Gwendalou
Langley, WA
(Zone 7b)

June 16, 2009
4:02 PM

Post #6695695

Very nice, Weed. A whole lotta plants I'm not familiar with! Really pretty.
plantgeek88
Louisville, KY

June 16, 2009
7:10 PM

Post #6696500

Oh yeah, well then come on over here Candee and have a spin too. lol What's really fun is when beer bubbles out your nose.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 16, 2009
11:05 PM

Post #6697572


Hi everyone!

I see the bonfire is still going strong! Any food left? Oh yes I see some of Gwens veggie nibbles, tastey!
Has Sue crashed out yet????? lol!
I didn't even know we had a vacant lot behind the cafe'! Love the new firepit.
I tried to grow Allamanda last year Sue, after I had seen your lovely ones, they disapeared before flowering LOL! Wild wattle sounds and looks cool, does that flower?

Plantgeek. lets go in the shed, I wanna tell you something...
I'm not going to Candee's for dinner anymore, she forgot and has offered me some poor things ribs LOL! How will I get out of it?















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plantgeek88
Louisville, KY

June 16, 2009
11:53 PM

Post #6697793

Hehehe. Depends on how bad you wanna be. You could slip on vampire teeth, drool fake blood and snarl as you eat. Or, when she isn't looking, slip a rib into a well placed purse under the table. Or accidently knock over your plate when the dog comes into the room, but make sure there aren't any more ribs to serve. Personally, I like the de-evolution act best. You could play that to the hilt by gnawing pretending to gnaw on my arm, right on the spot where I have glued on a blob of fake skin loaded with fake blood. I'll even wear white for more effect. But let's not tell anyone, lest they give it away.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 17, 2009
12:33 AM

Post #6698007


LOL!!!! I knew you would come to the rescue mate! sshhhh someone's coming! quick lets talk about something else!

Didn't Sue look fantastic in her party dress? didn't know she had legs !!!
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

June 17, 2009
12:35 AM

Post #6698023

LOL, just happended to be going by the shed and heard of of the most awful plans for gettin out of a dinner invite. Well, that is fine, just remember the pie goes with the ribs and if the vampire takes you out before dessert is served well then you just missed out!! Guess you had no idea that the ribs were specially selected from a very dear acquaintance and are quite young and tender, but no matter that just makes for more for me and others and now I can get your extra iece of pie!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 17, 2009
12:50 AM

Post #6698105


Plantgeek!!!!! see what trouble you've caused now?
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

June 17, 2009
2:00 AM

Post #6698454

Oh no trouble for me, now I don't have to cook for extras and there will be plenty of pie for just me steve and Ms. Woodsy!
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

June 17, 2009
2:11 AM

Post #6698514

And while I happened by the shed look what I saw by the front light having an evening snack!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 17, 2009
2:14 AM

Post #6698532

Party.. oh no, tell me I did not miss the party... I got you some herbs Sue!

There is chocolate mint, applemint, pineapplemint, variagated sage, tricolor sage, spearmint and a few others. There on the table here with some coleus too!

Happy Birthday!

Dont worry about the dishes again.. Ms Woodsy said COLDWATER can do them.

So sorry if I am late! My new name is FOREVER BEHIND BLOSSOM

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

June 17, 2009
2:21 AM

Post #6698573

Oh no blossom, I am generally the one blond outta the loop. We saved you some cakes and wine just let me see if I can find where Sue hid it. I think she had it in her head that she would have another little drinky pooh when she awakes and so she put it away somewhere. Now where would she hide it?
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 17, 2009
2:29 AM

Post #6698625

Well, thats ok, I will pass on the wine, I am the designated driver again as usual... I will just have to sniff the herbs again to get a fine buzzz!

But gimme cake please!! YUMMMM!

Ok, I have to be off, sorry to pop in and run...I have to be back to work at the GPS4 and log in some of the new plants that I just scored.

Please keep the home fires burning!

One more gift though before I run!

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weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

June 17, 2009
4:31 AM

Post #6699167

Thanks all, especially the herbs Blossom. Yummmm! he he.
I had too many whiskeys and had to get a bit of shut eye, but I'm up and rearing to go again.
I overheard some whisperings in the shed too candee. he he. I like the inventiveness I heard.
I stashed the plate of brownies so we'd have some left for today, and I sprinkled some of blossoms herbs over the top of them (wink, wink), is there any of PGs brew left? Scrape me up off the floor later would you? As long as I'm home in time to cook Bills tea I'll be OK! he he
Sue
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 17, 2009
5:21 AM

Post #6699331

Well, I am gonna grab me another cake before I go, but you have a great day!





Hey, well Holy Rubber Bisquits, wha are you doing on the cake tray?

You look good enought to eat, but I think I best take you back to the bog where you belong before COLDWATER gets a grip on ya!


Catch you party animals later!!

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plantgeek88
Louisville, KY

June 17, 2009
12:24 PM

Post #6699854

Me???!!! Silly rabbit, freaking out, passing me the cigarette when we got caught smoking in the woodshed. Ya big chicken. Well at least you got out of your predicament. And I can always make another pie. Better yet, let's all have some of Weedy's "majik" brownies, have a good laugh at the whole thing. Candee, can you whip up some tofu ribs for Terri and Bambi for the rest of us? I do believe we now have a case of the munchies. Oh, and break out that whip too. Seems us bad girls need a spankin'. hehehe

Blossom, what a great assortment of herbs. I love pineapple mint!
Can we eat the turtle? Just kidding.

Weedy, I made more brew and brought a giant spatula for scraping up snockered folks. So don't worry, have as much as you like. We'll get you home in time for tea.

Terri, good luck with your beargrass.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 17, 2009
3:29 PM

Post #6700559

Though shall not eat the turtle.

I know he resembles a green hamburer, but please, do not eat the TURTLE! You may have though the chodolate covered turtles in that box over there.

Speaking of hamburger, here is an adorable pond garden I saw at McD's yesterday!

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flowertips
Haslemere
United Kingdom

June 17, 2009
5:43 PM

Post #6701192


Hi everyone! it's me Terri !!!
Soz !! I've BANNED myself from the cafe' for a couple of days!!!
Staying at my SIL's Flowertips house, don't know my password, LoL!

Hope I get another invite to Candee's one day, I was so looking forward to their homegrown potatoes and a simple salad!!! Chocolate cheesecake and Cherry pies!

Sue, please save a couple of those Brownies for me!
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

June 17, 2009
6:07 PM

Post #6701278

Hey Terri see you are at you sis's house. I'll have to think about the invite again after I take you gals back out to the woodshed for that whoopin. I am going home and get some switches from the corkscrew willow to use and it is raining so they will be pretty snappy by the time I get to them. You gals can have your choice of the whoopin or just watching the rest of us eat pies and ribs, reckon you will take the lickin!
Turtle soup?
flowertips
Haslemere
United Kingdom

June 17, 2009
6:19 PM

Post #6701324


LoL!! Please Candee, have Mercy!!! give me another chance, PLEASE!
plantgeek88
Louisville, KY

June 17, 2009
7:32 PM

Post #6701709

Iv'e been soooooooooo bad. hehehe
flowertips
Haslemere
United Kingdom

June 17, 2009
7:42 PM

Post #6701760


HI plantgeek, still friends? lol! I'm in disguise seeing as I banned myself!
plantgeek88
Louisville, KY

June 17, 2009
9:12 PM

Post #6702156

You betcha matey. I saved you a special brownie.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 18, 2009
11:34 AM

Post #6704565

THUD! YOu guys are encouragable.
plantgeek88
Louisville, KY

June 18, 2009
12:01 PM

Post #6704627

lol you betcha. I made special brew for you. I "encourage" you to have some. hehehe
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 18, 2009
12:21 PM

Post #6704687

nnnnno thanks! Im mm having enough liquid refreshment right now with the rain and lightning... ^^^BAAAAAM^^^^!



cringe!


Think I will go cower under a table.
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

June 18, 2009
12:36 PM

Post #6704740

Well just let that be a lesson, sorry I had no mercy and hope the sting in both your legs is gone by now! Those switches really do the trick don't they, bet you won't be actin up again any time soon.
Now, don't forget you both promised to clean up the woodshed as well, I want all those rakes and shovels and such put in order and then the floor swept and for goodness sake plantgeek do something with all those pots in some sort of order!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 18, 2009
1:56 PM

Post #6705072

Storm over... me fine... no glitching here!

Is that a mud ball I see on top of my table?

What on earth did I walk into this time in the cafe with Geek... and company.. sheesh the place looks like there was a food fight. LOL! Mud pie city...

You ladies have been very baaaad. Here is a mop and a bucket and some cleaner...now for them haighr. Time for a super cleaning and making this place look like a new cafe.
plantgeek88
Louisville, KY

June 18, 2009
8:34 PM

Post #6707103

I never asked for mercy Candee. lol

Dang, sounds like home here at the cafe- clean this, clean that. :)~ A girl can't have a good mud fight anywhere. It was all very theraputic for our skin. And we were going to invite y'all, but someone was plumb scared under the table by thunderboomers, Candee was out blasting Bambi somewhere, and we didn't know where the rest of the bunch were. And see, we had to use up the mud fast because it was drying and then it wouldn't be mud anymore, just hard, cold dirt and that leaves a mark. Y'all buying any of this?
Allright then, gimme a mop. Terri and I will make the place as sweet as us, straighten out the woodshed and then is there anything else we should do wicked stepmothers? hehehe
flowertips
Haslemere
United Kingdom

June 18, 2009
9:34 PM

Post #6707407


Plantgeek! it's me terri...
Guess what , I just heard one of the elders say 'pissy' LOL!!!!
That's not a very good example is it????
plantgeek88
Louisville, KY

June 18, 2009
11:50 PM

Post #6707938

LOL No, it isn't. I can think of a much more vulgar word. But with all this soap around, I'm afraid to say it.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 19, 2009
1:05 AM

Post #6708335

Yes Cinderella, toss me that pile of cold wet mud...I neeed a mud pack!! LOL! This hu-madidity is a scorcher!



Pa-lay BALL!


Na naaaaaaH MISSED ME!!! hehehe!
dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

June 19, 2009
8:22 AM

Post #6709483

whatever you guys are on I need some...
haven't had a good mud fight in years.
My brother ended up swallowing a worm, it was priceless!
And if you need more mud we are looking slightly damp around here - once the frost de-frosts it is all mud glorious mud...
and that's just the lawn!
Enjoy the warn weather up there - I am packaging up our cold & wet just for you - it may take me about 3 months to post it so be warned. ;)
plantgeek88
Louisville, KY

June 19, 2009
12:04 PM

Post #6709710

Well Terri, looks like we may as well toss our mops cause folks are begging for a MUDFIGHT!!!! Shoooooooop... splat . I got someone, but can't tell who it is with all that mud on them. Y'all better watch out for dalfyre's mudballs as they are likely loaded with worms. Love your evil plan BTW. Have a brownie.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 19, 2009
12:29 PM

Post #6709768

Pass me the cucumber slices.. you got me and haighr too with one shot! I am gonna just lay here on the table while I Roll around laughing! SPlat!

Dalfyre, your new here... gotta warn ya, they dont play gentle! LOL!

I am sure terri can show you a picture of my face right about now! LOL!

You are in for some cyberfun!

The thread here is like that show, WHOSE LINE IS IT! ever see that? Well, its imprave at its best here! 50 million writers in holiwood out of work and we got no script! LOL!

Look out, heres mud in your eye!

I think we ought to rename the cafe...Desperate Gardeners Releiving Stress and bordeom! Now here ya go, sit down with a cuppa and join the fun!
plantgeek88
Louisville, KY

June 19, 2009
1:39 PM

Post #6709973

I love that show, especially the original Engish version. Lots of very funny folks, even Eddie Izzard was a guest.

Splatt! Aw, crap. Sniff, sniff...Oh, it's just mud. Well as watered down as that last volley was, I had to wonder with all this excitement.

Whoooooooooooosh...blap. hehehe

Love the new name BTW. Do you think we could take this on the road? We have plenty of mud from Dalfyre.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 19, 2009
1:54 PM

Post #6710033

Im on it... one new thread link coming up... I just need to find an approriate photo and my pizzy lil camera is bing a doink!...


Stay tuned.

I wish Dave could add music to the soap operas going on.. would not that be cool!... Now its time for a commercial...

Back in a while...
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 19, 2009
10:14 PM

Post #6712134



Hi Plantgeek, I'm baaaack!!
Now, have you heard the latest???? a rival cafe' might open across the road... DGRSB is the intended name... A bit of healthy competition for the Flowerpot Cafe' is fine!
Remember we serve the best food and drinks in cyber space, so nothing to worry about. LOL!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 20, 2009
1:36 AM

Post #6712888


Just found out it was Zany's Birthday on the 18th.
Happy Belated Birthday Zany, hope you had a great time!

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weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

June 20, 2009
4:55 AM

Post #6713602

Duck!
Zany, happy birthday, another geminian! Have a brownie and grab a handful of mud to sling!
Terri, make sure that beautifu; arrangement is put somewhere safe until this mudfight is over! Its too gorgeous to get mucky!
We got mud galore with all this rain!
Jump in and wash off, the dogs are in there all the time.

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dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

June 20, 2009
8:22 AM

Post #6713884

Just watch out cause we have boiling mud in NZ...
I think that by the time I load it in my super duper catapult & fire it all the way to the Northern hemisphere it should be a comfortable warm goo.
http://aaron.aminus3.com/image/2006-01-11.html
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 20, 2009
1:19 PM

Post #6714325


Hi everyone, look at the mess you are all making!!!!! I'm not taking the rap for it this time.

Here Candee, I have some twisted willow from flowertips house, you can make new switches!!!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 20, 2009
1:26 PM

Post #6714349

Drat. the Rival Cafe is not open yet...The producers are having technical difficulties with their opening billboard, but I hear its a dooooozy!

So for all you mud slingers... prepare, when I get the word its open, You will be the first to know here. Maybe by Monday the show there will start. The pizzy lil camera is acting up.

SoOZ ya got me in the face now with the mud and the KOOK-cummers dija?...So what next, ya gonna do ? Stick bamboo branches betwix me toes and bite my toenails? OMG, the torture you put this wicki step- wooman thru! OW OW OWEEEEE!

Beat me beat me! LOL!


So anyway, whose line is it.. thats kinda the theme of the new cafe, thats all I know and thats ALLLLL Im saying.. you will get no more out of me until its opeeeeN! OW OW OUCH!




Na NAAAAh...ya missed... SPLAT a ...spputter, spot...


Mmmmm, whatis that haaaack, hack taste?

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 20, 2009
1:36 PM

Post #6714377


Has anyone seen Ms Woodsy with the raffle tickets???? We have 16 sunflower raffle tickets left! numbers 1-20
Sue, dalfyre, Zany, Candee, Dianne, elle, pick your lucky numbers!!!

flowertips has number 4
Gwen no 3
Plantgeek no 7
Blossom no 20
plantgeek88
Louisville, KY

June 21, 2009
1:01 AM

Post #6716909

LOL Nope, no worries Terri, not with these brownies here.

Happy Birthday Zany!!! I made ya an orange cheesecake topped with organge zest soaked in brandy so that you don't need candles to light it. Poof- Great balls of fire!

Mmmm... goo - Homer Simpson drooling here Wow, what a great pic Dalfyre. I love stuff like that.

Weedy, great you could join us for...whooooooooosh...splat! hehehe. Thanks for the pond. We will definitely need it.

Oh Candee, come out and play.

Methinks Terri is too eager for a switchin'.

Madam Woodsy ran out the back when she saw the first mudball go sailing by. She won't be back until bribed with chocolate. You know how fussy she is about her hair.

Blossom honey, it's only torture if your'e not having fun. Oh, duck! Candee snuck up behind us.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 21, 2009
4:56 AM

Post #6717691

Are we having fun yet??? hhehee



You betchee!

OUCH!
dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

June 21, 2009
7:33 AM

Post #6717849

once we are all muddy a swim in Kerosene Creek would be nice...
hot water & a nice waterfall to massage your neck & shoulders

http://scotthaefner.com/photos/972

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soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 21, 2009
7:54 AM

Post #6717858

Dalfrye - are you saying that the waterfall coming down is hot water? Now that is my kind of water. I always find pools of water too cold (I can't see how people can swim in temperatures under 100 degrees C). I do like lying around in hot springs though. very soothing.

Terri - I'll pick 15.

Zany - Happy Belated Birthday!!!! Here's some peonies for you.

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dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

June 21, 2009
8:11 AM

Post #6717866

yep - the water is hot - comes from hot springs & upstream of there it is too hot!
I haven't been there in years...
there are thermal springs in the South Island too but not as many as Rotorua
soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 21, 2009
8:14 AM

Post #6717868

New Zealand is on the list of places for me to visit one of these days... We had a visitor in our lab from New Zealand about 10 years ago - wonderful accent.

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dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

June 21, 2009
10:28 AM

Post #6717949

lol - there was an article in our paper about how horrible our way of speaking is...
and there is some truth in that, many Kiwis speak in a flat monotone & have lazy enunciation.
I notice myself doing it sometimes but with an English born Mum I was taught to speak properly.(although Mum arrived out here as a 5 year old so not a pronounced Pom accent)
Spending 5 years in Aussie as a teenager was interesting - I was teased there for a few years till I lost my Kiwi accent.
Then came back here & was teased for sounding like an Aussie.

plantgeek88
Louisville, KY

June 21, 2009
10:32 AM

Post #6717958

Wow, those are great images Dalfyre. Thanks for posting. I looked around at quite a few of them. Are they your work?

Dianne, save me a seat next to you on the plane. I'd love to wander through that part of the world. I read in Outdoors Magazine that the oldest known living thing, a memeber of the yew family, was recently discovered in a gully there. Some 12,000 years old if I remember right.
dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

June 21, 2009
10:35 AM

Post #6717962

no - I googled kerosene creek & those were the best looking pics.
It is a very scenic country but then so are many other countries especially when you are seeing them for the first time.
So many things we take for granted because they are just outside the door.
plantgeek88
Louisville, KY

June 21, 2009
10:43 AM

Post #6717973

lol I know what you mean. When I moved to Southern California as a kid, I was teased about my countryfied drawl. Fortunately, those kids were not merciless.
Now I have found that a thick accent is not an asset when doing poetry readings and as a result, I'm training the drawl to sit, roll over and fetch now that it's properly house-trained.
plantgeek88
Louisville, KY

June 21, 2009
10:48 AM

Post #6717976

Yes indeed. We get used to some things always being there and somehow, they begin to lose their shine. Too much of a good thing perhaps. But I never get tired of a sunset. Especially out west. Seems there is more sky in the desert.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 21, 2009
2:59 PM

Post #6718665

NOT SAYING A WORD from the sponsors...! HEHEHEHEH~!!!!


But to get through the GREEN DOOR the secret word is NOT pilates!


http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1005432/


Actually the secret word is QUITE ZANY!

Yup, its open now!

Mud slingers, head 'em up and move 'em out.

And dont tromple the trio of emu that are running at large...
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

June 21, 2009
10:24 PM

Post #6720144

You guys have really been slinging the mud around. I snuck in the back way and geek you actually got mud in my hair you were flinging it at terri and she ducked and when it hit the back door of the shed and splattered, well that is where I was scrunched down peeking on all of you! Guess I gotta get over to dalfyre and get a hot shower!
Hey Zany here is a matched set for your birthday.

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

June 21, 2009
10:27 PM

Post #6720155

Heres my giants, can I enter them in the sunflower conest?

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weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

June 22, 2009
4:02 AM

Post #6721382

Holy Cow Candee, they are huge! Your garden is looking really lovely!
Dalfyre, me too. I got teased for the kiwi accent, (still do after 14 years) and when talking to kiwi friend via the phone, they tease me too! I love Rotorua and taupo, and think they are the best places to visit when doing the tourist thing! I love the service aspect also, so much nicer than alot of tourist operators here. I'm sure there are good ones here too, just not on the days i visit them! he he
Sue
Zanymuse
Scotia, CA
(Zone 9b)

June 22, 2009
7:40 AM

Post #6721652

Thanks for all the Birthday wishes. I have been busy and haven't had much time to be on line. It seems I missed out on the mud fight and mud baths but Pyxle helped me get muddy anyway. She rolled in mud and then jumped on me. We both ended up an wonderful mess.

I would like to introduce a new lady to the cafe'. This is Dolly. She was made by my Father and has been living in Los Angeles with my Brother Tim. Tim has decided to retire in the Phillipines and has left Dolly with me but she needs to pay her own way and needs a job. She is very punctual and always on time on her mind. I think she would be a good helper for Madame Woodsy.
plantgeek88
Louisville, KY

June 22, 2009
11:19 AM

Post #6721905

My, my Candee, you certainly have some big bloomers. lol Seriously though, your place is so lush with greenery. Hats off!

Zany! Glad to see ya. Hope you had a wonderful birthday. Yep, I think the mudfight has wound down. Ooowee! What a mucking mess. lol No problem, I found a magik wand tucked behind a jar of toad wings. Watch this- poof! Not a speck of mud anywhere.

Dolly, pleasure to meet you. Welcome to the Cafe. Have a cuppa. Let me introduce you to Madam Woodsy. Woodsy dear, Dolly would like to lend you a hand around the cafe. Zany can vouch for her dependability. What's that? No, she's not as pretty as you dear. Is she punctual? No less mindful of time than you. Good deal then. Madam has approved.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 22, 2009
2:36 PM

Post #6722640

Hel-looooooow Dolly! Its so nice to see and met you Dolly. YOu are surely looking fine (...hmmm big bloomers eh , oh, thats her front.. gads I thought she was awwwwfullly tall!...***snicker***...)

Well, hello Dolly :)

Zany, ZANY! Za-neeeeeee...hmmm where did she go?


Well anyway, anyone get to the new cafe? It is open now.

Careful crossing the street, its a wee tad muddy again due to the rain.
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

June 22, 2009
2:38 PM

Post #6722644

Thanks they do get quite tall for lilies, and you talk about "top heavy" LOL!
Hi there Dolly, just want to let you know that Madame does have a rigid schedule she keeps to and so you best not get in her way when she is really on the move.
Zanymuse
Scotia, CA
(Zone 9b)

June 22, 2009
7:02 PM

Post #6723894

Madam will not need to worry about Dolly being reliable. She is cloc faced and ticks to her own beat.

Gotta get to work now but Dolly will stay awhile so Madam can train her.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 23, 2009
3:07 PM

Post #6727328


Hi everyone!
Glad you had a nice Birthday Zany. Thanks for bringing Dolly in, she could be just the ticket to keep the flowerpot cafe' alive LOL!
Candee, stunning arrangements! Lucky Zany, do you need help getting them home Zany?!!!!
Gorgeous lilies, nice try but they aint sunflowers, pick a number and you shall have your sunflower! Promise I will look after it like one of my own LOL!
Would love to hear everyone's voice one day!!! Funny when I read most of your posts I put on an American accent to understand them better... then aussie to read yours Sue.. G'day!

terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 23, 2009
3:50 PM

Post #6727474


Don't try to stop me... I'm going through the GREEN door for a spy mission...
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 23, 2009
4:08 PM

Post #6727547


Been waiting 45 mins for my coffee over the road.
I think she's gone to collect water from the river and coffee beans from Brazil... LoL!

BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 23, 2009
4:31 PM

Post #6727636

your gonna wait a lot longer.. they dont serve coffee!! LOL! Gothcha!!


They do however serve 200 plus one flavours of tea,.

Now why would do a silly thing like order coffee when you know your a tea sipper?
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 23, 2009
4:36 PM

Post #6727648


Our cyber high St is really coming to life now Blossom! I'm buying Belle's next door.
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/784138/#top



Don't like tea... soz.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 23, 2009
4:44 PM

Post #6727681


Belle's http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/784138/
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 23, 2009
4:44 PM

Post #6727682

Fibber! SOZ! All english love tea.. dont gimme that! You been spying!

Belles huh? Never heard of it.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 23, 2009
4:46 PM

Post #6727691


Soz, don't know why but me links aren't workin' LoL

Really really, I don't drink tea!
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

June 23, 2009
5:00 PM

Post #6727757

Well if you buy belles, let me know if you need help runnin it although I don't work weekends nor evenings nor overtime nor shiftwork LOL!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 23, 2009
5:03 PM

Post #6727770

Must be the heat!

terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 23, 2009
5:05 PM

Post #6727784


I see where Madam Woodsy gets it from!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 23, 2009
5:35 PM

Post #6727930

Terri, shes funnin' ya! With those hours she proposes, it dont leave much time for work!! LOL

Soz, wheres that Cheap Hoe of yours girlfriend? I saw you two over at the Rival.

I hear they got cleaned out to the bear bones last night with their business. They are looking for help too. The pay aint much, but its the gratification and you can come in anytime you want! they need arrangements and food and well, now that terri put a suggestion in their suggestion box, they plan to do lattes de coffee and many more beverages for your pleasures. Geek is supposed to tend bar too!! and well the coffee and guests will come from different parts of the world if thats your pleasure!

Well, I have to go check the animals. Its high noon and high heat here and time to do a swing shift skoz catcha mates later! Ya'll be good now!
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

June 23, 2009
6:03 PM

Post #6728031

The hoe and I have been together every day for the past week and we were out front on the sidewalk cafe most evenings. I doubt it was us that you spied on at the Rival and so what were you doing over there anyway?
Don't you go and melt out in that heat now.
Terri, least Madame had a good teacher!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 23, 2009
6:03 PM

Post #6728033


they need arrangements and food? What do you think we are running here, a soup kitchen? LOL!
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

June 23, 2009
6:08 PM

Post #6728052

Soup kitchen? Perhaps not, but sometimes it does appear to be a "free for all" in here LOL!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 23, 2009
6:19 PM

Post #6728102


I was just lurking on Gwen's prom corsages thread! Like the sound of those deep fried cheeseballs Candee!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 23, 2009
9:32 PM

Post #6728684

No, the rival cafe is a potluck house! Anyone can serve and anyone can come and in and set a spell, take a load off!

Me, at the rival, well terri um yum um.. I needed the job. They got me MC'ing the whose line is it games. Last night it was hoe down themes and I think it is still going on!. Come one over, we are not actually being a rival at all, just neighborly!

The mudwrestling continues so come on over and sling a little!.

Haighr, you too and that Cheap Hoe! and psssst...elbow to rib. you your secret is safe with me! I knew it was you, the cherry wig did not fool me a bit, however the new do on the hoe did have me cornfused!!)

Ok, everyone, BYOEnD!
Zanymuse
Scotia, CA
(Zone 9b)

June 24, 2009
5:06 AM

Post #6730691

Okay, Who dug the mud pit trap at the front door entrance? EEWW! I'm a mess!

It must be confusing to read us in all those accents. Which American accent are you using? LOL Northern, Southern, Midwestern...and featuring which ethnic variation? Do I have a twang, a drawl, am I loud or soft spoken? I can tell you that I can't sing...
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 24, 2009
1:09 PM

Post #6731341


We all love Disney films in this house, my dear Zany sounds just like the lovely Snow white!
I forgot to ask you about Dolly, she was wearing a hat and I couldn't tell what colour her hair was?



Madame Woodsy on the other hand sounds like Cruella!
I'm sure Candee's Cheap Hoe wouldn't be seen dead over there. LOL!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 24, 2009
2:02 PM

Post #6731516

Well, I am gonna have to banish myself from here. The heat is making forever to load. Catch you guys at teh rival or Belles.
Zanymuse
Scotia, CA
(Zone 9b)

June 24, 2009
5:26 PM

Post #6732467

Poor Dolly Isn't Wearing a hat...She just has Very, Very Big Hair ;~)
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

June 24, 2009
6:04 PM

Post #6732634

Oops hope you didn't insult Dolly. I think she has a nice full head of locks. Must admit the first time I laid eyes on her it did look like she was wearing one, but I knew better than to say anything until I was sure! No point stickin foot in mouth unnecessarily, lord knows I do enough of that already.
So nice to stick up for my cheap hoe, she would not set foot inside over at rival. Sounds like a flop house over there with people just coming and going and helping themselves with no order at all. How do you ever keep track of the inventory with so many hands in the pot?
Sorry you fell in the mudpit Zany, must admit I was upstairs when I heard you cursin and peeked out the window and almost fell off my rocker laughing when I saw you drippin in mud. No worry mate just go out back and use the shower or perhaps visit with dalfyre and take a dip in the hot falls!
Zanymuse
Scotia, CA
(Zone 9b)

June 24, 2009
6:38 PM

Post #6732807

Oh, The hot falls should do the trick! But the least you could have done was come down and help me out of the pit...I wouldn't have pulled you in...LOL
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 24, 2009
9:05 PM

Post #6733415


Very Very Big hair eh? ok.

We need to call an emergency meeting... this situation with the Rival has got out of hand.


Woodshed... 6pm. pass the word around please!
soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 24, 2009
11:43 PM

Post #6734056

Now the big question is, 6 PM whose time????
plantgeek88
Louisville, KY

June 25, 2009
11:44 AM

Post #6735889

Oh goody, back to the woodshed.
plantgeek88
Louisville, KY

June 28, 2009
7:57 PM

Post #6750244

Hey, where is everyone?
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

June 29, 2009
3:00 PM

Post #6753583

Guess everyone was over at the Rival LOL! Hope everyone had a pleasant weekend. We stayed home and got a few things done around the house. Next weekend back to the cabin we go to mow!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 29, 2009
3:09 PM

Post #6753630


I came running back over... huff puff... there's rats over there!
Lala_Jane
North West, OH
(Zone 5b)

June 29, 2009
4:38 PM

Post #6754052

Hey Y'all! I haven't been on this thread in a very long time, but since I just finished my first attempt at an arrangement I thought I'd pop in for some brutal honesty. My SIL commissioned a bouquet to take to a friend and this was what I came up with. She didn't tell me if it was to sit on a table or use as a centerpiece so I tried to make it look good all the way around...which is harder than I imagined.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 29, 2009
4:57 PM

Post #6754128


Well Howdy Lala Jane, nice to see you in these parts again, this old place is still hanging on!!
Pretty arrangement, what a lovely collection of flowers and textures! The green vase sets the whole arrangement off beautifully! It does look good all round, Thanks for remembering us and please keep arranging!!
Have you heard from Traci?
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 29, 2009
5:09 PM

Post #6754172


Cocktail on the house for you Lala!

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Zanymuse
Scotia, CA
(Zone 9b)

June 29, 2009
5:09 PM

Post #6754173

You may not come in nearly as often as we would like to see you but when you do show up it was worth the wait. That arrangement is like a breath of spring. My only criticism is that it is not coming to my house ;~)
Zanymuse
Scotia, CA
(Zone 9b)

June 29, 2009
5:11 PM

Post #6754182

Terri, it is kinda early here for a drink...but that one is very tempting!
Lala_Jane
North West, OH
(Zone 5b)

June 29, 2009
5:14 PM

Post #6754194

It's not too early for a drink here! Yum!

Thanks for the kudos. I've never tried my hand at arranging so I'm not really sure why she asked me to do it for her, but I think it came out OK - and hopefully her friend will think so too.

It's been a long time since I've heard from Traci, Terri. She just kind of disappeared on me.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 29, 2009
5:16 PM

Post #6754199


Hi Zany! What time is is there? Thanks! glad it's tempting lol. 6.15pm here.
Zanymuse
Scotia, CA
(Zone 9b)

June 29, 2009
5:20 PM

Post #6754217

10:15 a.m. here. . . guess I could call it brunch and sip on it...
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 29, 2009
5:23 PM

Post #6754232


Are the flowers from your garden Lala? I have some of those, veronica? they do tend to go floppy when I pick them for arrangements.
She disapeared on me too Lol, maybe our Trac will come back one day!
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

June 29, 2009
6:06 PM

Post #6754381

Hey, the way I look at it "It's 5 o'clock somewhere"! LOL, nice to meet you Lala. You have really done a nice job. I kinda cheat in that regard as often the backside of my arrangements is now where you want to be sittin! Terri is so right about the eye catching color of the vase as well, really sets it off.
Enjoy your drink and come back soon!
Candee
soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 29, 2009
8:19 PM

Post #6754997

Welcome to the cafe, Lala. That is a nice assortment of plants in your lovely arrangement.

Thanks for the drink Terri (even though it is still during work hours LoL)
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 29, 2009
11:56 PM

Post #6755813

I've often wondered about your backsides Candee, LoL!
Cheers everyone.

Still got a few raffle tickets left for the Sunflower contest, any takers? elle, Zany, Lala would you like a Sunflower?

Sunflower Tickets .. numbers 1-25. here's what's gone.
Gwen 3
flowertips 4
Plantgeek 7
Candee 13
dalfyre 14
Soilsandup 15
Weedwoman 16
Blossom 20
Bloomers 21
Cissy 23
Hope I haven't missed anyone out??
Adding Yardqueen 18

This cafe' needs to close for reno's, drink up!!!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 30, 2009
1:27 AM

Post #6756244


Will you get down from dancing on the tables and go home now please!
I want to lock up. Good night!
soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 30, 2009
4:34 AM

Post #6757178

Terri - I thought this was a dance until you drop place???? Besides, the night is still young according to my watch (9:39 PM to be exact).
Zanymuse
Scotia, CA
(Zone 9b)

June 30, 2009
4:38 AM

Post #6757192

I'll take number 1. :~)
soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 30, 2009
4:42 AM

Post #6757201

Hi Zany - one is a good number!!! It is so nice to have your company this time of the night at the cafe. Everyone else has already gone to bed LoL.
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

June 30, 2009
12:17 PM

Post #6757816

My echinacea is blooming, welcome site since the zinnias will not be producing much this year.
Here are 2 of my famous front-view only arrangements for the cafe LOL!

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

June 30, 2009
12:17 PM

Post #6757819

Pretty little pitcher

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

June 30, 2009
12:18 PM

Post #6757823

Here is a better shot of the little pitcher

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

June 30, 2009
12:27 PM

Post #6757858

While all of you were gallavanting about with all of your shenanigans, I had to cope with saving these two baby jays from a terrible hail storm out on the back cafe deck! Shame on all of you for now coming to their rescue!

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

June 30, 2009
12:28 PM

Post #6757860

The hailstones were bigger than marbles!

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

June 30, 2009
12:29 PM

Post #6757862

And here are the baby jays safe and sound up in that far tree just next to the deck. Be careful there BB as the table where you are sitting is just below them!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 30, 2009
12:40 PM

Post #6757897

HA! Soz ya thought we all went to the rival eh? hehehehe! Silly woman!

Go to the laudryroom for a few minutes because of one sneaky snake making us brown somedrawers and everyone thinks we deserted. Well the snake is now invisible and soz da rats. Geek put her hex on SNEAKY and the dinner.

And terri, gimme back my bloomers, I gotta protect my pearly butt in this sun. Sheesh, that girl gotta get into trouble with every thing. GEEEEK tackle her, shes got my lucky drawers! Ye- gads for a girl in a coma, she shure do run rast!! LOL!

Hi Lala! Nice to meet you. You really have to excuse this bunch here, someof us are a weeee tad "touched" if you know what I mean. And then theres some of us that are a lot.

Join the fun. Loverly fluers you have there. Here have a cuppa on me. But please, dont mind me whilst I run around in fig leaves here trying to get my drawers from terri. If she is not tossing snowballs around its always something! (_)?

Well I got an announcement, old Blossom here had a baby this morning. I got a baby loofa started finally! LOL!


See ya's down in the Loofa and soaps department!!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 30, 2009
12:54 PM

Post #6757936

Oh and Morning Haighr, Oy my, you sitll futzing around getting hail??? Im sorry, but that did not come from me!



And lovely flowers too this morning.

Scratch scratchs.. derned fig leaves are chaffing me.. terri will not givve me my bloomers back.Here ya go have a cuppa on me too... (_)?
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 30, 2009
2:43 PM

Post #6758383


(_)? heehee, like it!

Hi everyone, Love the new pitcher Candee, that would make a nice opening pitcher picture for our new flowerpot cafe' hint hint!!!!!
Lala, we are usually quite sensible, but things are going a bit crazy with the heatwave!! Please bring your lovely arrangement to our new cafe' when it's opened.
Zany you are number 1!
Blossom, who's in a coma??? whatchatalkin'aboutwoman!! lol.
congrats on the little baba loofa, Enjoy your bath...


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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 30, 2009
3:40 PM

Post #6758672


Ok, Candee you are probably at work and doing things with your life!

Grab what you can folks and follow me over to the flowerpot cafe' 23!...


Blossom, you soak in the bath for a while honey. I've heard Plantgeek has a nice herbal juice for you!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 30, 2009
3:51 PM

Post #6758718



Doors are open ... new link below!

This message was edited Jun 30, 2009 4:57 PM
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 30, 2009
3:56 PM

Post #6758744

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1009158/
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 30, 2009
9:21 PM

Post #6760141

Daaaawg gone that girl! Fastest stripper in the west, er is that east? Heck if I know right now she got my head a spinning tossing me in to soak like that.

First she swipes my bloomers, then my leaves and and and.. then splish splash...and it aint even a Saturday nite... whooooohooo!

You best be tossin in the towel girlfriend!


And oooooOOooooh la laaaah what is that smell? Bloomers says it smells just like 42nd Street! LOL! (I aint never been there but from what she tells me, it aint no hot dog stand!! LOL!!!)


plantgeek88
Louisville, KY

July 1, 2009
12:08 PM

Post #6762694

Blossom honey, your'e gonna hafta save your own bloomers. Better yet, just don't wear any. lol Then no one can steal them. Besides, being pantyless leaves you with such a fresh breezy feeling.
Here, I made you a calendula infusion to soak in. That'll cool ya.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 2, 2009
4:35 AM

Post #6766760

Easy breezy!!, Ok, just pass me the Coppertone too when your through! Im putting on a grass skirt.

Hey terri, the rival wants to borrow your milky Joe and they got customers waiting for you.

(...psssst Geek, ... ELBOW TO YOUR RIBS...ya best high tail it over there, your numbers up for the buffet!)

qUICK, SOMEONE TOSS ME THAT COCONUT BRA AND THE BOA LAYING NEXT TO IT, i GOTTA GET READY FOR MY NEXT NUMBER...

aWWWW CREP, NOT THAAAAT BOA...thud...THUMP, BANG.








******OW!*******



thud... FAINT!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 2, 2009
5:09 AM

Post #6766810

boUNCE BOUNCE FAINT





tHUDDDD...

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flowertips
Haslemere
United Kingdom

July 25, 2009
8:58 AM

Post #6862586

Hi to all, just popped in to say terris internet is down at the mo she will be back asap.
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

July 27, 2009
11:41 AM

Post #6870251

Hi there flowertips, hope all is well your way. Terri seems to be having that problem a bit frequently? perhaps she needs some cyber assistance or is it her service?
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

July 27, 2009
11:49 AM

Post #6870275

As a matter of fact Zany come down and sit by me. Steve is making these great adirondack chairs for out on the island. I'll slide out and you may have this one.

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Zanymuse
Scotia, CA
(Zone 9b)

July 27, 2009
4:34 PM

Post #6871379

Thanks Candee. Think I can borrow Steve long enough to make me a set of these chairs? I'd gladly let Bob come take his place while he's here working. LOL Bob won't get anything done for you in return but you'd get plenty of excercise waiting on him and I'd get more done with him out of my hair for a few days ;~)
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

July 27, 2009
6:13 PM

Post #6871723

Better come get him quick before he starts on my arbor LOL! He is actually in the process of making me the footstool.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 28, 2009
1:22 PM

Post #6874950


Thanks Flowertips! We have moved to 23 Cyber St now, LoL!

Hey Candee, great legs!!!!! and chairs of course!
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

July 28, 2009
5:28 PM

Post #6875909

LOL, thanks!

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