April garden party

whgille(FL 9b)March 8, 2013

Saturday April 13 at 11am we are having our garden party. I hope that all the gardening friends that came before can make it and hope to meet new ones.
All the people that come are required to bring a dish or a drink to share with others. The plant and seed swap is optional for those that want to participate.
We have 3 dogs in the house for those that did not come to the parties before. It is adults only.
The program will be the same like last time, at 11am guests start arriving, at 11.30 group photo, at 12 is lunch, at 1 pm is the swap.
Hope that you can come to share food, garden talk and friendship. Let me know if you are coming and those that need the address, send me an email.

Our last garden party in October

Silvia

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SusieQsie_Fla

YAY
I've been so looking forward to this message!

So count me in - and if it's okay, I'd like to bring my parents.....

I still have your address, and I'll be thinking of something yummy to bring.

Thanks, Sylvia!

Susie

    Bookmark   March 8, 2013 at 8:34AM
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ibarbidahl(9 (tampa-ish))

Putting this on my calender and praying for healthy kids this time! Hope to see you again soon. :-) Will be searching for ideas on what to bring.

    Bookmark   March 8, 2013 at 9:31AM
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whgille(FL 9b)

Susie, I am glad that you can make it and of course you can bring your parents.

Barbie, I really hope that you can come and you can bring your oldest son or a friend if you want to. You met Nikki the ball player, she can be persuasive,lol

Looking forward to see the garden friends again...

Silvia

    Bookmark   March 8, 2013 at 1:24PM
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abnorm(Orlando)

HiYa Silvia

Count us in of course

dougandpam

    Bookmark   March 8, 2013 at 6:44PM
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shear_stupidity(9B)

I'm coming!

I'm bringing Smoked Fish Dip! (And chips/crackers for dipping)

And I can't stop using exclamation points, I'm so excited!!!

~Bridget!!

    Bookmark   March 8, 2013 at 8:11PM
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whgille(FL 9b)

Doug and Pam, you are always a very good company! looking forward to see you.

Bridget, you are going to be a lively addition to the party! it will be very nice to meet you and smoked fish dip sounds good.

Don't forget that we will have a plant and seeds swap and that gets very exciting!

Silvia

Here is a link that might be useful: garden party

    Bookmark   March 9, 2013 at 7:54AM
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Truscifi

I would love to meet more garden friends, but I can't leave the baby that long. One of these days I'll make it!

    Bookmark   March 9, 2013 at 10:25PM
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wallisadi

j and i would love to attend if it's ok. have alot of stuff to bring, might be alot of duplications from the fall party, but i"m sure they"ll find a home. had a great time and THE FOOD! all the plants we brought home are thriving! if anybody wants anything special let me know, more than willing to bring. hope to see you all again soon. m&j

    Bookmark   March 10, 2013 at 3:19PM
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whgille(FL 9b)

Truscifi, maybe one day you can come and meet us all...

M and J, we love to have you at the party! you are some amazing guests! Anything from your yard is a treasure for any of us gardeners and I hope that we can come up with something that you don't have for the swap, we really have to think out of the box.:) I am so happy that you are coming.

Silvia

    Bookmark   March 10, 2013 at 3:38PM
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shear_stupidity(9B)

Wallisadi, I will kindly accept one of everything please!

    Bookmark   March 10, 2013 at 5:13PM
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inulover (9A Inverness)

I will be there, and I may be able to drag my wife along this time. I have jelly palm seedlings that I finally got to grow. The lilys that I planted are steadfastly refusing to do anything, so I'll see what else I can come up with.

Most everything from last fall grew. The pink ginger made it past the frosts, but the bamboo ginger isn't looking so good. My piece of the pine cone ginger never came up. Maybe its just dormant, bit I doubt that.

Hopefully Tom will be able to come this time, and maybe he still has a red lime that I can have. Also, Id love it if anyone has any of the pine cone ginger that they could bring.

I've been looking forward to this all winter. Silvia is just the best. Thank you

Larry

***** oh yeah, I'll try not to hide behind someone's head for the next group shot.

This post was edited by inulover on Sun, Mar 10, 13 at 19:32

    Bookmark   March 10, 2013 at 7:31PM
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shear_stupidity(9B)

I updated my trade list, so if there's something on there that someone wants, just email me and I'll make sure to bring it.

    Bookmark   March 10, 2013 at 7:37PM
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whgille(FL 9b)

Larry, I am glad that you can come and hopefully we get to meet your wife. It is always fun to see the garden friends again and like you I hope that Tom can also come.
Next time we have to take better pictures where we can see all the faces,lol.

And I hope that everybody gets good trades!

Silvia

    Bookmark   March 10, 2013 at 8:17PM
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dclegg_gw

We hope to attend. Fran and I are still talking about the last time we were there. You are amazing to open your home to all of us. Deb from The Villages

    Bookmark   March 11, 2013 at 1:45PM
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SusieQsie_Fla

Larry - I got PINECONE ! !

How much ya want?

Susie

    Bookmark   March 11, 2013 at 8:24PM
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whgille(FL 9b)

Hi Deb, it will be very nice to see you and Fran again, it is a great time to spend the day with friends that share the same interests.

Silvia

    Bookmark   March 11, 2013 at 8:27PM
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shear_stupidity(9B)

Wallisadi, is that a pencil cactus hanging in the background of that picture? Wow.

Whgille, I would like to bring my husband if that's ok? We can bring a second dish, or drink?

    Bookmark   March 11, 2013 at 8:33PM
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whgille(FL 9b)

Shear, of course you can bring your husband.

Silvia

    Bookmark   March 11, 2013 at 8:51PM
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SusieQsie_Fla

bump

    Bookmark   March 20, 2013 at 8:40PM
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KaraLynn(z9 FL, Inverness, Citrus)

I'm hoping to come and I'm trying to convince my mom to come with me. I think she would really enjoy seeing you're vegi garden and talk to you about some of the things you grow. I've been thinning a lot of plants in both mine and my parents gardens so will hopefully have something new to bring with me.

Kara

    Bookmark   March 21, 2013 at 8:55AM
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whgille(FL 9b)

Thank you Susie for bumping it up.:) we are almost there...

Kara, it will be great to see you again and I hope that your mom can also come, everyone is very welcome at the house. It is always fun at the parties with all type of gardeners.

Looking forward to see you all on Saturday April 13! We will have violets, sweet potato starts, seeds and some other things...besides the food, I am planning...

Silvia

    Bookmark   March 21, 2013 at 9:20AM
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happy_fl_gardener

Silvia, I'm planning on coming.

Christine

    Bookmark   March 21, 2013 at 7:31PM
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whgille(FL 9b)

Christine, I am glad that you can come, looking forward to see you at the party!

Today we went to Epcot and here are some pictures that I thought look interesting...

Time to plant the artichokes, here are looking pretty with some flowers

Mango fruiting in a container, that was good

I like all the bromeliads in this picture

Teapots were cute!

They were planting the containers in the water

Silvia

    Bookmark   March 21, 2013 at 8:14PM
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wallisadi

Moved, culled, fertilized and trimmed all my cuttings, have quite a bit. Really looking forward to the swap! j is making pasta salad. Bringing the truck this time, lots of ginger, begonias, dragon fruit, flowering stuff.....! Tough spring this year, going to back in the thirties come thurs. & Friday!

    Bookmark   March 24, 2013 at 8:22PM
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shear_stupidity(9B)

The storm today blew half my cuttings into neighboring yards. I've collected pot shards, re-potted some plants, and fished my teak furniture out of the pool. I'm not sure I'll have much to bring to the swap.
And now we're getting 30's again?!?!

    Bookmark   March 24, 2013 at 8:25PM
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whgille(FL 9b)

We are having some unexpected weather, yesterday the storm and now is going to get cold. It is sure difficult for the timing of the veggies compared to other seasons.

I am looking forward to the party and to spend time with some of my favorite gardeners! J's pasta salad is a good idea! And did I mention the plant swap? it is going to be a very exciting time! I will be thinking out of the box,:)

Silvia

    Bookmark   March 25, 2013 at 8:48AM
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morningloree(9b)

Hi,
Kind of new here, my husband and I would like to come. I took stock of what I have to trade: Vietnamese Hollyhock seeds, a climbing lily vine, rooted cuttings of Florida Prince Weigelias, Yellow Cestrum, Red Shield Hibiscus, and a rooted cutting of Night Blooming Jasmine, and some Blue-eyed Grass. We will be coming back from a trip to the Azores a few days before the party, I am hoping to be able to pick up some seeds during my trip. Will try my best! I could make chicken tetrazzini.

    Bookmark   March 25, 2013 at 8:34PM
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whgille(FL 9b)

Hi Morningloree

You and your husband are very welcome to the garden party! And I hope everyone gets good trades in the plant swap.
The chicken dish is perfect! And I am so jealous of you going to the Azores, I knew a dear friend from there. If you find any interesting seeds, I would advise you to mail them to yourself, it is safe that way. Sometimes the customs let you bring cuttings with no soil.
I am looking forward to meet you and have a lot of fun in your trip!

Silvia

    Bookmark   March 26, 2013 at 7:31AM
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apapjim

You're going to need a bigger boat---I mean house! Count me in and maybe wife too this time. The soups seemed popular last time and that's what I do best (with the left over bone from the Easter ham). I can do:

Black Bean
Senate Navy Bean
Spanish bean

If any of these would be appropriate--you pick! If not let me know and we'll try something else,

Papa Jim

    Bookmark   March 26, 2013 at 11:12PM
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whgille(FL 9b)

Papa Jim

I am so glad that you can come! And yes! to the soup, we all like it, you have some good choices there and anything you decide it will be a wonderful idea. Looking forward to try your soup...the dip last time was also popular.
And you know there is plenty of parking outside and the more garden friends the merrier:)

Silvia

    Bookmark   March 27, 2013 at 8:10AM
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apapjim

Spanish bean it is then. I'll also bring disposable bowls and spoons to make clean up easier.

By the way I have one Monomakh's Hat from the seed you gave me last fall

Papa Jim

    Bookmark   March 27, 2013 at 9:34AM
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whgille(FL 9b)

Papa Jim

I am looking forward to try you Spanish bean soup. That is good that you planted the Hat tomato, I have one growing too this season, hopefully the weather gets better from now on. If you like sweet potatoes and you want to try some in your garden, I will have slips to plant....

Silvia

    Bookmark   March 29, 2013 at 7:05PM
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K8Orlando

It's been years since Jim and I were able to make it to your Garden Party! I would love to come and will see if we can make that happen this time. I am finally, after about 3 years, getting back into my garden and as always your yard is an inspiration. It feels good to have dirt under my nails again!

Kate

    Bookmark   March 31, 2013 at 2:42PM
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whgille(FL 9b)

Hi Kate!

We will be so happy to see you and Jim again! I remember all the friends that came to the first party, good to hear that you are back to gardening and that you are planning to come, looking forward to the garden party!

Silvia

    Bookmark   March 31, 2013 at 5:12PM
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shuffles_gw

Will anyone be passing through Tampa on the way to Silvia's? I can't go but have a one gallon Blush rose reserved for susiequsie. I am located less than a mile from an I275 interchange. Actually I have two Blush roses available.

    Bookmark   April 1, 2013 at 10:46AM
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shear_stupidity(9B)

Oh, holy cow! I've just been given a staghorn fern. Does anyone have any interest in pups? Or puplets? I can't keep all this!

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whgille(FL 9b)

Shuffles, I was hoping to see you and the other Tom, sorry to hear that you cannot come...If you change your mind, we will be happy to see you at the party....

Silvia

    Bookmark   April 1, 2013 at 8:08PM
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mrs_tlc

Good morning Silvia! I've always wanted to come to your garden party, but it in the past it has fallen on a time when I couldn't make it. I'd love to come this time if it's ok! I am travelling from pretty far south of you so I was also going to bring my sister so I don't have to drive alone.

    Bookmark   April 7, 2013 at 11:07AM
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whgille(FL 9b)

Mrs Tlc

I am so happy that you can make it to the party! Looking forward to meet you and your sister. Contact me through my email to send you the address.

And to everyone that is coming, don't forget the party is this Saturday April 13, looking forward to see all the gardening friends!

Silvia

    Bookmark   April 7, 2013 at 12:43PM
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mrs_tlc

email sent! :)

    Bookmark   April 7, 2013 at 2:11PM
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ibarbidahl(9 (tampa-ish))

Shuffles - 274& I-4 or 275 & 75? I can make my way past either but on Saturday I won't go bast I-4. I can go past friday evening and pick them up to bring though maybe only one would make it. LOL.I would still be glad to be the carrier.

:-D

    Bookmark   April 9, 2013 at 12:00PM
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shuffles_gw

barbi,

I am closest to I275 and Himes, but depending on which way you are travelling, also the Dale Mabry exit. Send me an email.

Tom

    Bookmark   April 9, 2013 at 3:46PM
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vqueen

Silvia..I can make it.
Maxine

    Bookmark   April 9, 2013 at 10:17PM
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whgille(FL 9b)

I am glad that you can make it Maxine, see you Saturday at the party!

Silvia

    Bookmark   April 10, 2013 at 8:24AM
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SusieQsie_Fla

Tom
Do you want me to bring some broms? (See below)
I sent you an email, but was unable to include a picture.

Barbi, if this is workable for you and doesn't cause you any stress to deliver these trades, I'd like to give you a "Thank You" present from my yard. How about a rose? Or a banana plant?

Susie

    Bookmark   April 10, 2013 at 5:34PM
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SusieQsie_Fla

Hey Mark
Do you have any Pine Cone Ginger?
I told Larry I'd bring him some, but I don't have any after all. I think the cold weather did them in....they have just disappeared.

Maxine HI! Were you able to get any Purple Firespike plants from those cuttings? I have been trying to root some more for about a month - in case you need them.

And Sylvia - I will be coming alone since my parents have other plans this Saturday. Their loss!

Does anyone want any yellow asclepias seeds or seedlings?

Susie

    Bookmark   April 10, 2013 at 6:02PM
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vqueen

Hi Susie ..no I didn't have any luck with the purple firespike..the pine cone ginger never came up.. can't wait to see everyone..

    Bookmark   April 10, 2013 at 11:59PM
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dclegg_gw

Almost forgot, I need the address to put in GPS. Thanks. See you Sat.

    Bookmark   April 11, 2013 at 5:01AM
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wallisadi

Have firespike, will look for pine cone.

    Bookmark   April 11, 2013 at 6:26AM
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whgille(FL 9b)

Deb, I don't have your email address, you will have to contact me to send you the house address.

Looking forward to see all the garden friends this Saturday!

Silvia

    Bookmark   April 11, 2013 at 7:26AM
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apapjim

Mark and Larry- I'm bringing some Pine Cone Lily. Not sure if that's the same thing as Pine Cone Ginger. Called pine cone because the flower looks just like a big red pine cone, right? Also bringing a bucket of Ginger Lily roots. I think that's just plane old ginger. At least it looks just like the ginger they sell at Publix. Run me down at the party. I can generally be found lurking around the food.

Papa Jim

    Bookmark   April 11, 2013 at 5:03PM
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abnorm(Orlando)

Speaking of food........we're bringing Quiche.....AGAIN!

I've had that homemade smoker going......my test-meat has been those plain pork tenderloins......they're so lean I wrap them in bacon strips and tie with butcher string.......smoked for a couple hours with Apple wood.......Mmmmmmm Good!

For the party I smoked (or rather Over-Smoked) some Bacon and Mild Sausage for one pie and a Hot Sausage for the second......Sorry to the ChileHeads but I'm NOT adding the Jalapenos this year.......

We're anxious to see you all....visit the garden....and share the food.....

For plants we'll bring a couple Eggplant and some Hot Peppers in RedSoloCups

dougandpam

    Bookmark   April 11, 2013 at 7:08PM
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love_the_yard(z9A Jax FL)

Sure wish I could go. I know ya'll are gonna have fun. Every time I come to the forum I get this song in my head! (link below).

Carol in Jacksonville (humming along)

Here is a link that might be useful: Garden Party

    Bookmark   April 11, 2013 at 7:30PM
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whgille(FL 9b)

Papa Jim, I am making some veggie dishes, I am looking forward to try your soup.

DougandPam, I cannot wait to taste those quiches again! Such a great cooks that come to the party!

Carol, I hope that one day you can make it to the garden party, btw good song! We will post pictures for all of you who cannot be at the party and let you know about all that happens and did I mention the trades? It is always a happy day!

For all the gardening friends, please try to label your plant trades and if possible the food. I will have some vegetarian options in the menu....

Cannot wait to see you All this Saturday!

Silvia

    Bookmark   April 11, 2013 at 10:02PM
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StPeteGardener

I haven't been active on GW but I have to say that I am so excited for Silvia's party! I will be there with lots of plants to give, rose geranium, ground cherry, curly parsley, tomatoes, peppers, and a few others. I'll also be bringing fresh squeezed OJ (and some cake flavored vodka.) I still talk about the last party to my neighbors and friends. Thanks so much for putting this on Silvia, I can't wait to see you and your beautiful family. Since I haven't been posting, if anyone is curious, I have been posting pics and videos of my homestead garden at stpetegarden.com. Can't wait to see you all Saturday!!!

This post was edited by StPeteGardener on Thu, Apr 11, 13 at 22:25

    Bookmark   April 11, 2013 at 10:23PM
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whgille(FL 9b)

Hi Derek! We are so happy that you and Aaron are coming! It is so nice to see the gardening friends again and wow! everything that you are bringing sounds great. I made some vegetarian dishes thinking of you...From the harvest I made brandy zucchini bread. And I am going to take a look at your pics and videos and I will tell Cheryl too.

Cannot wait till tomorrow!

Silvia

    Bookmark   April 12, 2013 at 8:12AM
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ibarbidahl(9 (tampa-ish))

Shuffles-

check your email address. Hope all is well!

Barbie

    Bookmark   April 12, 2013 at 11:11AM
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shuffles_gw

barbie,

I haven't heard from you since Wed. I will be home all afternoon. Come on by. Did you get my address and phone number?

    Bookmark   April 12, 2013 at 1:51PM
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ibarbidahl(9 (tampa-ish))

No, nothing in my email - shoot it to me at : ibarbidahl@yahoo.com

Thanks!

    Bookmark   April 12, 2013 at 2:07PM
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wallisadi

hope you still have that cart......M&J

    Bookmark   April 12, 2013 at 6:09PM
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morningloree(9b)

I have to work this Saturday, the water pumps went out at the dialysis unit, so I have to see my patients this Saturday. I really was looking forward to meeting everyone and eating good food!

    Bookmark   April 12, 2013 at 7:30PM
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SusieQsie_Fla

WOW!
I wish I had such bounty to share! Seeing that truck full of plants makes me wanna just leave my puny trades at home!

I'm posting this picture of solanum seaforthia because I have some seedlings, if anyone is interested. It's also called St. Vincent's Lilac.

Susie

    Bookmark   April 12, 2013 at 7:32PM
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whgille(FL 9b)

M, that is impressive!!!
And yes, I have the wagon and hopefully I will have help with organizing the swap. It is going to be the same like last time, everyone who came with plants, seeds and garden related items will have the chance to speak up about, it is up to the owner to decide where the things go.

And this is a note to all the garden friends, think about any garden items good for a swap, decorations, pots, etc. the idea is that everyone is happy and feels good with the trades and food and is a fun day where we all enjoy the good company. Remember M (Walli) is a very gifted gardener and likes ornamentals...

See you All tomorrow at 11am. For those that are going to be here for the first time, there is plenty of parking at the street, food items go to the front door where Cheryl will be taking care of organizing. Garden stuff, plants, etc, go to the side gate to the garden where we will put our items around the swap tent. When you enter the house, please put your name in the name tags that we will have. Appetizers and drinks will be available, feel free to walk around the garden and ask me any question. Very good gardeners are coming, it will a great time for learning. Some friends and neighbors that like to garden are also coming, the swap is open to just the garden friends from this forum.

Group picture is at 11.30 am

At 12, we will all have lunch and after that at 1pm we will start the swap

Like every spring, I will have sweet potato slips, the orange bush kind and the purple skin and flesh (not bush) but worth of growing. And Cheryl has violets to share....she is the flower person in the house.:)

Silvia

    Bookmark   April 12, 2013 at 8:16PM
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whgille(FL 9b)

Morningloree, I am sorry to hear that you are not coming, maybe next time.

Susie, there will be all levels of trading. We really have to think out of the box.:) I am sure all the trades are very welcome!

Silvia

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SusieQsie_Fla

Yes,Sylvia - you're right, as usual.

Thinkng out of the box. . . I was able to give away a plant last fall and I will never forget that person's smile.

And I was given part of a gorgeous begonia that delights me everytime I look at it. And I remember how willing they were to divide it and share it with several of us, so I hope everyone is enjoying their part as much as I am.

Looking forward to seeing you again and this time, learning more about your garden.

Susie

    Bookmark   April 12, 2013 at 9:26PM
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mrs_tlc

Heading to bed so I can rest up for the 3 1/2 hr. drive tomorrow to meet you all! I have a few things to trade, but certainly not as much as in the pickup! I'm bringing a roasted tomato & garlic dip with some wonderful bread. Was hoping to have time to make some of my homemade bread but work got in the way. I'll also pick up some drinks.

See you tomorrow!

    Bookmark   April 12, 2013 at 10:02PM
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AmberBrook(9)

Hi Silvia, I'm looking forward to the party tomorrow! My parents are planing to come again, and my brother and his girlfriend might come over as well if they aren't too busy tomorrow at the bamboo farm.

I'm still not sure what I'm bringing for food, but I'll try not to duplicate anything! For the plant swap, I will be bringing a few miracle fruit seedlings again, and some other random things I have: red powder puff/Calliandra, snap ginger (Alpinia calcarata), Brown Turkey fig tree, brazilian cloak plant, and beach sunflower.

Looking forward to seeing everyone, and enjoying your wonderful garden!

    Bookmark   April 12, 2013 at 10:16PM
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wallisadi

This swap is a win/win situation! Get to take a road trip(I never leave my yard), meet a bunch of cool gardeners, eat some incredible food and come home with some really cool, new plants! On the other end, get to share my obsession(propagating), make my wife happy by finally getting part of the garden cleaned out and sharing plants that I started! Who could ask for a better day! Just hope they make the trip in good shape, nothing worse than raising these guys, then trashing them in transport .

    Bookmark   April 13, 2013 at 7:16AM
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L_in_FL(8B/9A Border, NW FL)

Can't wait for the pictures!

    Bookmark   April 13, 2013 at 10:43AM
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shear_stupidity(9B)

Thank you to everyone who gave me plants (which was just about everyone), and please accept my apologies for my greediness! In hindsight, I realize how selfish I must have seemed... I was just too excited to leave anything unclaimed!
A special thank you to Mark, who I took LOTS of plants from, and to Susie... for the plants, the use of the marker, the plant labels, etc...
Next year, I'll bring TONS of stuff... now that I understand the "process."
A huge hug and thank you again to Sylvia for hosting this event!!

    Bookmark   April 13, 2013 at 5:42PM
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Sylviaraw

Had a great time today. The weather was perfect! The people. Knowledge. And boy did I come home with some great stuff. Oh, and the food I had was excellent!

Now I know what's happens, I hope to have much more to contribute at our next "meeting".

Silvia and Cheryl, thanks for being such great hosts and your garden is to die for!!

Sylvia "raw vegan" Ellis

    Bookmark   April 13, 2013 at 10:35PM
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whgille(FL 9b)

Thank you everyone that came to the party and made it so successful, we had a great time! I cannot wait to our next garden party.

Thanks to all the generous gardeners that came and share the plants with us, M&J, thank you for all your great job bringing such a big amount of plants to us, you have no idea how happy you made us, I hope that one day we can contribute to your generosity.

Thank you Kara for bringing all those plants with you!

So many people that I have to thank... and it was great to meet you Laurie! I hope that you arrive home safe and all the other friends that were traveling long distance. Our Tampa friends especial thanks, Derek, Aaron and Barbie.

Larry and Doug, big thanks for all the help in the swap, you guys were great!!!

Bridget, it was nice to meet you and hubby and the other Sylvia too.:)

All the guests rock! we just had a great party! I was waiting for the pictures that Cheryl took so you all can see them.

Silvia

Here is a link that might be useful: garden party

    Bookmark   April 13, 2013 at 11:29PM
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inulover (9A Inverness)

One of the many things that is so great about the party is that we come home with things that we never knew we wanted... and now that we have them, we get to grow your gardening skills. It keeps us young when we expand our horizons. Bless Silvia and her family, and that poor guy that spent the day at the sink.

Larry

    Bookmark   April 13, 2013 at 11:36PM
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whgille(FL 9b)

Larry, you are so funny! I have to tell him that,lol.

I cannot tell you how thankful I was with all your help, dogs were safe, the gate was in check and then you and Doug run the swap so good! you guys are the best!!!

I can honestly say that I have never seen so many plants in my life and what a great teachers! M&J, Kara and all the other guests who brought plants. I am getting a crash course, I hope that I can remember what I heard:)

Thank you All!

Silvia

    Bookmark   April 14, 2013 at 8:42AM
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SusieQsie_Fla

Silvia
Thank you so much. . . you guys are so generous to open your home.

And thanks to Larry and Doug for running the trade. You guys were just like pros.

~Susie

    Bookmark   April 14, 2013 at 8:37PM
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whgille(FL 9b)

Hi Susie, thank you for coming, love your roses and I hope that they root for me.:) And you are so right, the stars of the show were Larry and Doug, they were great!

Silvia

    Bookmark   April 15, 2013 at 7:58AM
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abnorm(Orlando)

Thanks for the kind words......It was an easy swap with the bounty of plants that everyone brought.......

"Remember what we heard"......We need a transcription of ALL the conversations.....there was some GOOD talk going on......

New rule: next time only ONE person gets to talk at a time! ;-)

dougandpam

    Bookmark   April 17, 2013 at 8:54AM
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