HAVE: Ft Worth Swap: Door Prizes Orphan's Table Etc

sylviatexas1March 8, 2010

DOOR PRIZES:

If you can, bring a garden gift worth $10.

not much more & not much less.

(This way nobody will bring a $40 saw with handpainted bluebonnets & go home with a bottle of seaweed solution.)

When you bring your gift, a volunteer will put a number on it, & you draw a "list number" out of a hat.

This number gives you your place on a list.

Before lunch, each person comes forward in numerical order & draws a new number, & you get the gift with that number.

Once you have your gift, you can choose an item or two from the Orphan's Table.

ORPHAN'S TABLE:

Extra plants that we want to share without a trade will go onto an "Orphan's Table", which is to be left untouched until the door prizes are drawn.

When you collect your door prize, go to the Orphan's Table & pick 1 item or 2, depending on the number of items donated.

When everyone has picked one or two items, we'll start over.

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granburyflowergirl(7)

sounds fun...do we wrap the gifts?

    Bookmark   March 8, 2010 at 4:57PM
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sylviatexas1

nah, it's fun to see everything!

    Bookmark   March 8, 2010 at 6:13PM
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Lin barkingdogwoods

If anybody wants, I can show you how to make origami pots out of newspaper or brown paper bags... it's easy and I'm making large ones to transplant my tomatoes...

Here is a link that might be useful: Best site for origami pots

    Bookmark   March 9, 2010 at 6:11PM
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sylviatexas1

Lin, would you be willing to do a demonstration at the Swap?

It's so much easier to grasp something if you can see it actually being done (remember Venessa's rose cutting demo several years ago?)

    Bookmark   March 10, 2010 at 4:17PM
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Lin barkingdogwoods

I'd be glad to do a demo - we can all fold along! We can make pots out of 8-1/2 x 11" paper. Or I can make some big ones out of newspaper (much dirtier though).

Maybe I can do this at my table while we're eating, so everybody who wants to can try :)

    Bookmark   March 10, 2010 at 8:37PM
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seamommy(7bTX)

Lin, if you iron the newspapers the ink doesn't rub off. It's an old timey butler's trick. Not sure when or where I learned that, but it works. Cheryl

    Bookmark   March 12, 2010 at 7:52AM
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Lin barkingdogwoods

Cheryl - I don't like to iron clothes, but I'm going to give your trick a try!

I can only imagine being wealthy enough to have a butler iron my newspaper to keep my hands clean ... and in this fantasy he'd be a Mark Harmon look-alike :)

    Bookmark   March 12, 2010 at 9:24AM
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sylviatexas1

I'll start saving discarded letter-sized office paper;
there's usually a ton of it!

    Bookmark   March 12, 2010 at 11:06AM
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phyllisb2008(8 DFW)

Mark Harmon...mmmmmmmmmmm! Stay away he's mine.

I watched the video and set here and made little pots all morning,I have way to much time on my hands. They are so cute.

    Bookmark   March 12, 2010 at 11:26AM
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Lin barkingdogwoods

Try it out of brown paper bags - I think they look the best! You can skip one of the first folds if it's too thick...

    Bookmark   March 12, 2010 at 6:23PM
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granburyflowergirl(7)

just don't leave them out side if its going to rain! I made a dozen small newspaper ones a couple weeks ago for seedlings, I set them on a tray and put them outside for a little sun and forgot to bring them in...it rained and they literally dissolved! Nothing but flat-lining seedlings on top of little piles of dirt left behind :-(

    Bookmark   March 13, 2010 at 7:36PM
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seamommy(7bTX)

If I could afford a butler, I'd fire him and hire a gardener...and if he looked like Mark Harmon that would be OK too. It wouldn't matter that much though, ever since I turned 50, I haven't seen an ugly man. Cheryl

    Bookmark   March 14, 2010 at 10:52AM
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merrybookwyrm

Utter newbie here. When is the Fort Worth swap, please?

    Bookmark   March 15, 2010 at 12:36PM
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sylviatexas1

Hi, merrybookwyrm (love your screen name!), & welcome to the Texas Forum!

There are 3 threads on this page about the swap, just look for Ft Worth in the title;
there's also a duplicate, which is being allowed to drop off the page.

The Swap is in the park by the Ft Worth Zoo.

From I-30 west of downtown Ft Worth, go south on University.
Turn left at Colonial into the park, & follow the trail around to the ballfields on the right.

Turn in to the parking area, & you'll see a pavilion in front of you with a whole bunch of garden crazies & all their plants & seeds & artwork & lunch delectables.

It's Saturday April 10, & we start some time between 9 & 10 & "swap til we drop", usually around 2.

hope to see you there!

    Bookmark   March 15, 2010 at 2:18PM
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merrybookwyrm

Thank you! 'Spect I'll just look this time. :-)

    Bookmark   March 18, 2010 at 7:46PM
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sylviatexas1

bumping to get this closer to the other 2 posts.

    Bookmark   March 21, 2010 at 8:00PM
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sylviatexas1

Unlike Santa, I like for people to know what's in their stockings (it either makes 'em happy, or it gives 'em time to adjust so that they'll put a smile on their faces at the appropriate time).

My contribution is a "Gardener, Be Good to Yourself" basket with (duh, I forget exactly) lotions & spa socks & maybe some lavender soap & stuff like that there.

anyone else got their "present" ready (& want to tell?)

    Bookmark   March 26, 2010 at 3:25PM
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sfmathews(7B/8A)

I have 2 pair of nice coated gardening gloves, 1 size medium, 1 size large.

Susan

    Bookmark   March 26, 2010 at 10:26PM
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sylviatexas1

Those coated gloves really help when you're handling wet or icky stuff!

    Bookmark   March 31, 2010 at 3:29PM
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sfmathews(7B/8A)

That's the truth! I won't use just plain cloth gloves. Still get dirt under the nails and wet icky hands!
Susan

    Bookmark   March 31, 2010 at 6:33PM
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barefoot_in_texas(Texas Z8)

Got mine ready just ain't tellin

    Bookmark   April 1, 2010 at 2:00PM
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sfmathews(7B/8A)

Bumpin up

Susan

    Bookmark   April 6, 2010 at 2:38PM
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sylviatexas1

Please read the separate thread regarding the change in the way we distribute our "free to good home" plants.

Orphan's Table has been changed to add more "feel goods" to every trade & to discourage abuse of gardeners' generosity.

    Bookmark   April 6, 2010 at 3:17PM
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