NEW: obf - junes white elephant plant swap (2)

brittneysgranJune 13, 2011

The Our Bloomin' Friends(OBF) group is a group of like-minded gardeners who are willing to commit to at least a year of "membership." Only current members qualify, ALTHOUGH, if you would like to become an OBFer, you must commit to at least 5 months of the year, trade or have traded with at least 2 current members, and be willing to send your package first. If you think you can agree to the guidelines, we would love to have you.

June's white elephant swap

#1 Melissa

5 daylilies (all named, but some NOID)

10 iris (again, named, but some may be NOID)

Micro-mini rose "Popcorn" (fully rooted plant)

2 hosta (NOID but named)

Widow's Cross (sedum)

3 surprise plants

#2 Vina

Oregano~NOID~ Perennial

Egyptian Walking Onion

Yarrow~NOID~ Pink (very pretty!)

Ribbon Grass~Variegated

Daylily~ Frans Hal

Coneflower~ Ruby Giant

Iris~ Gudrun

Iris~ Victoria Falls

Iris~ Cat's Eye

Iris~ Alpine Storm

Iris~ Snowbrook

Iris~ Klamath

Iris~ Florentina

and 1 surprise plant of my choosing :0)

#3 Sue N

For my 7 named TB irises, I'll send one each of

Alabama Bound

Heavenly Body

Kevin's Theme

Lyme Time

Maverick Game

Oh Jamaica

Straight Up

For my 3 named dayliles, one of each

Cranberry Cove

Fellow

Garden Crawler (rare)

2 NOID daylilies

3 NOID iris, combination of tall, intermediate, dwarf Clump of Dark Purple NOID Siberian Iris, very pretty

Sedum, Stonecrop Golden Tip

3 Surprise Plants

#4 Carol

3 noid daylilies

lavender pixi daylily

limelight huchera

noid green and white hosta w lav flowers

noid asiatic lily

black barlow columbine

raspberry ice pulmonia

2 blue japanese iris

superstition bearded iris

cedar house sunflowerseed and peanut bird feeder

lampwork glass seahorse necklace and earring set

#5 Shirley

Japanese Iris - Center of Attention

Japanese Iris - Edens Starship

Japanese Iris - Mount Fujiyama

Asiatic Lily - Beverlys Dream

Asiatic Lily - Grand Cru

Asiatic Lily - Patricas Pride

Bearded Iris - Bel Espirit

Bearded Iris - Stairway to Heaven

Bearded Iris - Silverado

Bearded Iris - Thornbird

Louisiana Iris - Black Gamecock

Hosta - StripTease

Columbine - Barlow Black

Mint - Chocolate

Daylily - Aragon

Daylily - Piano Man

Daylily - Tooth

Crocosmia - Emily McKenzie

#6 Heidi

7 NOID orange Daylily

3 NOID orange Asiatic Lily

1 NOID Black Iris (I think it looks more Dark Purple, but the lady I got it from said it was black)

1 NOID Yellow and Brown Iris~small

4 NOID Peony (pink or white not sure what they are)

1 Daring Deception Desert Pink Daylily

1 Aloe plant

1 NOID sedum

1 Bleeding Heart (I think its pink)

#7 Mellen

Daylilies-Whimsical

Mateus

Ruffled Valentine

Strawverry Candy

Hostas-Big Mama

2 more named of my choice

Lilies-American Native

American Dream

DotCom

Tigerplay

Lavender-Elegance Ice

Spiderwort-Sweet Kate

Balloonflower-tall purple

Josie Reblooming Lilac

Hardy Geranium-Carol

Abutilon-red

Caladiums- 1 quart bag full of mixed

#8 Jen

hawaiin punch spiderwort

Noid purple spiderwort

NOID Iris

3 spirea

black night butterfly bush

red hardy mum

ribbon grass

heuchera- I believe palace purple

5 liatris bulbs

Mint

3 noid daylilies

blanket flower

#9 Remy

Tall White bearded Iris

Iris 'Honerabile'

Dwarf Iris noid Very Pretty Light Blue

Louisiana Iris 'Black Gamecock'

Sedum 'Oracle'

Other assorted Sedum starts

Semervivums 'Sanford Hybrid'

Salvia azurea

Pink Spiderwort

Valerian (Valeriana officinalis)

Daylily 'Ball Gown'

Something on the recipient's want list(or as close as I can get)

*More of other plants taylored to the recipient if there is room in the box

#10 Faye

Ajuga, Bronze Beauty

Purple Leaf Shamrocks

Chameleon Plant

Vinca Major, Variegated

Periwinkle

Potatoe Vine

Jerusalem Cherry

Gold Child Ivy

Ladys Tears, Violet

Egyptain Walking Onion

Pink Evening Primerose

Purple Heart Plant

Asparagus Fern

Lamium, Groundcover

Iris, Mixed

3 - Cannas NOID, I think I will check on that

4 - Glads, Green Star

Blue Eyed Grass, Purple

Pampass Grass, White

#11 Sue G

sweet onion bulbs

2 rueilla ONE PINK ONE PURPLE

lantana

red salvia ( and a blue if I can inclue)

a MiniRose pink or red my choice

3 named daylillies I would tell you which but my order

is not here yet

Six (6) small 2 to 3 inch succulent sedems (commerical quality and very sute 2 to 3 inch size)

Rosemary

3 surprises (hopefully I can get an Eurypos daisy in there -m its myb favorite

MELISSA - chooses #9

SHIRLEY - chooses #3

JEN - chooses #7

REMY - chooses #4

SUE N - chooses #2

SUE G -chooses #

HEIDI- chooses #10

CAROL- chooses #5

FAYE

MELLEN

VINA

Sue G choose again

GAME TIME:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

The first one who can tell me the answer to this wins this daylily Two Part Harmony:

How many employees does the Company I work for employee?

Whew hope I got it all copied over here.

Shirley

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suegardens2(5)

I guess 10,937 employees.

Sue N.

    Bookmark   June 13, 2011 at 9:56PM
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mellen(4a/5-ctrl. IA)

i will guess 15,000

    Bookmark   June 13, 2011 at 10:13PM
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earthlydelights(6 pushing 7)

Yet another beautiful daylily, Shirley. One of these days, I just have to visit your gardens! What a great memory you have - I do remember that swap and now I have to wonder why Carol would never have repeated it in OBF! Great concept.

I am going to guessd 40,000.

I love all these boxes - how hard to make a choice. Vina, you are in the absolute best position!!!!!

Boy did I luck out at the big orange do it yourself store. I went in looking for a tiller, which they didn't have, and went through the garden center. The worker was putting a pallet of all the ripped bags of mixed things like mulch, soils, rocks. walked by just as he was shrink wrapping the stack. had no clue what was underneath what i could see from the top. asked him what he was doing with it and he said taking it up front to sell. told him i would buy it, then i ask the price...he tells me $10. i say $8 would be better. So he holds it for me and charges me eight bucks and then loads it in my car. not too shabby. i got one bag of black mulch, two of brown, three bags of white rocks, two bags of pine bark mulch, one bag of manure/humus and one large and one medium sized bag of scotts garden/vegetable soil - heck the large bag of that is 8 or more. each of them had some tear or rip in the bag, but they were all full. i hit definite paydirt being in the right place at just the right time. i've never seen that in all the years i go into those type stores. spent saturday gardening my mountain cabin and everything got put to great use.

weather was fabulous today, even though most of my day was spent indoors, i did get an opportunity to be out and enjoying it!

have a great tuesday!
maryanne

    Bookmark   June 14, 2011 at 12:48AM
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brittneysgran

Maryanne - I love finding those kind of deals. Lowes charges half the price if the bag is torn and I love to find those bags. You really got a super deal.

Will see who is the closest on the guesses when I get home this eve.

Shirley

    Bookmark   June 14, 2011 at 7:26AM
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hazelnutbunny(7A)

Wow, terrific deal, Maryanne!! I wish I had your kind of luck! :)

Shirley...I will guess 33,475.

    Bookmark   June 14, 2011 at 8:39AM
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veeja11(z7Wa)

where are the last ladies to choose, my dh was dept manager of garden at lowes so he gets first buy on ripped bags, he has electrical now but is still friends with head of garden. bunny where did you get that number is it the number of kids and grandkids you will have? ya know I love ya sis, one must pick on theire lil sis. that swap was a lot of work besides shirley has been beating me to the white elephant swap. I play too much mafia wars now. hugs carol

    Bookmark   June 14, 2011 at 9:28AM
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mellen(4a/5-ctrl. IA)

Well, I am here. Waiting patiently, NOT. LOLOLOL

    Bookmark   June 14, 2011 at 1:17PM
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sandlapper_rose(Zone 8)

For employees I will guess 3,333 in honor of the triplets!

I expected to see the stealing completed when I logged on... this must be like the time that everyone kept stealing from me! LOL
Have a good Flag Day, everyone!
Jeanne

    Bookmark   June 14, 2011 at 2:00PM
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nottougly(Zone 7)

Hello Everyone,
What company do you work for?
I guess 499
I pick box #9
Faye!

    Bookmark   June 14, 2011 at 4:54PM
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flowergirl34(5 Upstate NY)

Hey everyone! Happy Flag Day!

I'll pick 90 employees.

Almost my turn....
Have a great night!
vina

    Bookmark   June 14, 2011 at 5:19PM
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mellen(4a/5-ctrl. IA)

Soooo, does that make it Melissa's turn?

    Bookmark   June 14, 2011 at 6:02PM
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sguanzon(z9 AZ)

Can I tak e#7?

Sue G

    Bookmark   June 14, 2011 at 7:06PM
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brittneysgran

MELISSA - chooses #9
SHIRLEY - chooses #3
JEN - chooses #
REMY - chooses #4
SUE N - chooses #2
SUE G -chooses #7
HEIDI- chooses #10
CAROL- chooses #5
FAYE
MELLEN
VINA
Jen you're up

The year Carol did the decorative boxes I won Paul's box and he had this round box, and when you pushed the top it said you were surrounded by Idiots. It was the voice of Scar from the Lion King. Anyway I took it to work and all the guys loved it. Every now and then the big Boss's will walk in my office push the button and listen to Scar saying I'm surrounded by Idiots smile and walk back out. I get so tickled and know they are having a bad day. I hope I can find batteries for it when they die.

Shirley

    Bookmark   June 14, 2011 at 7:20PM
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jlee160(5 MI)

I pick box # 5- this is the 3rd time I've had this box.

    Bookmark   June 14, 2011 at 8:43PM
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veeja11(z7Wa)

ok box # 2 looks good hugs carol

    Bookmark   June 14, 2011 at 9:07PM
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hazelnutbunny(7A)

Okie dokie...is it my turn, or Jen's? I see that Faye took my box...but was it her turn? I'm confused again!

    Bookmark   June 14, 2011 at 9:08PM
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suegardens2(5)

Shirley, please help. I think it wasn't Faye's turn yet, but I'm not sure. I'm confused too, and my box was just stolen:( So is it Melissa's turn and then my turn? Help! I'm gonna need that therapist soon, lol!

Sue N.

    Bookmark   June 14, 2011 at 9:16PM
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jlee160(5 MI)

Sue choose 7 - which was my box- I followed sue- not Faye. I took carol's box, then carol chose 2..looks like we r on track.

    Bookmark   June 14, 2011 at 9:26PM
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brittneysgran

MELISSA - chooses #9
SHIRLEY - chooses #3
JEN - chooses #5
REMY - chooses #4
SUE N - chooses #
SUE G -chooses #7
HEIDI- chooses #10
CAROL- chooses #2
FAYE
MELLEN
VINA

Box #5 is now frozen...with Jen as the owner of that box.
No one can take her box again.

No it's not Fayes turn yet so Melissa you are still the owner of box #9

Sue N it's your turn again.

Shirley

    Bookmark   June 14, 2011 at 9:27PM
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brittneysgran

Oh I forgot to announce the winner of the daylily Two Part Harmony.

MELISSA with a guess of 33,475 wins...the actual number is 30,000 and more to be added this year with all the new companies they are buying.

Faye the Company is Shaw Industries (Berkshire and Hathaway Inc.)

    Bookmark   June 14, 2011 at 9:55PM
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suegardens2(5)

Ok. Thanks for clarifying Shirley. Wow, you do work for a large company!

Congrats to Melissa on the daylily win!!!

I am going to choose box #4.

MELISSA - chooses #9
SHIRLEY - chooses #3
JEN - chooses #5 (Frozen)
REMY - chooses #
SUE N - chooses #4
SUE G -chooses #7
HEIDI- chooses #10
CAROL- chooses #2
FAYE
MELLEN
VINA

Remy, sorry choose again.

Sue N.

    Bookmark   June 14, 2011 at 10:24PM
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remy_gw

Oh I'm taking #7 again. I think(fingers crossed) this is the 3rd time I've had it. so that means it is mine all mine!!! lol
Remy
MELISSA - chooses #9
SHIRLEY - chooses #3
JEN - chooses #5 (Frozen)
REMY - chooses #7
SUE N - chooses #4
SUE G -chooses #
HEIDI- chooses #10
CAROL- chooses #2
FAYE
MELLEN
VINA

SUE G., sorry choose again.
Remy

    Bookmark   June 14, 2011 at 10:41PM
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hazelnutbunny(7A)

I'm both elated & disappointed! YAY that I won the daylily!
Waaahhhhh that Remy beat me to box #7!!
LoL!!

    Bookmark   June 14, 2011 at 11:52PM
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brittneysgran

MELISSA - chooses #9
SHIRLEY - chooses #3
JEN - chooses #5 (Frozen)
REMY - chooses #7 (Frozen)
SUE N - chooses #4
SUE G -chooses #
HEIDI- chooses #10
CAROL- chooses #2
FAYE
MELLEN
VINA

Sue G it's your turn.

Shirley

    Bookmark   June 15, 2011 at 7:27AM
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veeja11(z7Wa)

Mellen and Shirley you guys have two hot boxes, you have truly shown the spirit of giving. these swaps started to see what you could give, not what you could get, way to go girls, us old ladies are proud hugs to all my bloomin friends. will whoever gets my box send me their address please

    Bookmark   June 15, 2011 at 8:55AM
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veeja11(z7Wa)

Shirley, if you did not get my e=mail, please e-mail me. ty carol come on sue our lil Mellen has waited long enough

    Bookmark   June 15, 2011 at 5:58PM
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mellen(4a/5-ctrl. IA)

hurry up and wait....:)

    Bookmark   June 15, 2011 at 7:30PM
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suegardens2(5)

Hi everybody,

Just stopping by to see how things are going. Looks like no change for now, so I am going to bed early tonight. I've been enjoying the cooler temps and weeding the flower beds after a full day at work so I'm tired. Goodnight all.

Sue N.

    Bookmark   June 15, 2011 at 9:15PM
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brittneysgran

Carol - I did not get your e-mail so I will e-mail you. That's sweet what you said about Mellen and myself. I just hope everyone has had fun with this months swap.

We are getting rain.....YEAH

Shirley

    Bookmark   June 15, 2011 at 9:56PM
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veeja11(z7Wa)

Sue you remind me of a cleaners down the street from where we used to live, they had a sign that said we clean weeding gowns. do you have one

    Bookmark   June 15, 2011 at 10:25PM
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mellen(4a/5-ctrl. IA)

Carol, I do appreciate your kind words. That is what this group's original philosophy was and still is, I believe. It's all about giving...not seeing what you can get. Giving is fun.

Shirley, rain? You can HAVE it. My sister in SE Iowa got 4" on Monday night and 5" last night...yes, a total of 9" in almost a 24 hour period. Hubs and I bought plastic barrels 2 years ago to make rain barrels. Have not even set them up as we have had more than enough rain.

Hurry up! I want to steal a box!
Love, ME

    Bookmark   June 15, 2011 at 11:12PM
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earthlydelights(6 pushing 7)

Carol, how on the money you are. Great words, wonderful sentiment.

xoxox

    Bookmark   June 15, 2011 at 11:31PM
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sguanzon(z9 AZ)

I choose #7

    Bookmark   June 16, 2011 at 6:35AM
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sguanzon(z9 AZ)

OOps sorry -- #7 is frozen I mean #9

    Bookmark   June 16, 2011 at 7:03AM
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brittneysgran

MELISSA - chooses #
SHIRLEY - chooses #3
JEN - chooses #5 (Frozen)
REMY - chooses #7 (Frozen)
SUE N - chooses #4
SUE G -chooses #9
HEIDI- chooses #10
CAROL- chooses #2
FAYE
MELLEN
VINA

Melissa its back to you

Shirley

    Bookmark   June 16, 2011 at 7:29AM
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suegardens2(5)

Good morning everyone. Hope everyone's doing well.

Shirley, we are getting rain too. Finally!, I won't have to water today. I have been watering every day for I don't know how long now. We should be enjoying some good soaking rains that really benefit the garden today though.

Carol, that's so funny about the cleaners sign, even more so since my daughter is getting married next month.
I also wanted to comment on the nice sentiment you expressed for Shirley and Mellen. Their boxes are great! And the other boxes are very nice as well. I think everyone in this group is extremely generous and giving, and it's so nice to be able to share among friends. Not only garden plants, but the friendship and support for one another as well. I always cherish anything I receive from a fellow OBF'r since I know it comes from the heart. This is a really great group!!

Poor Melissa, it's your turn to choose again! I'll check back later to see who's behavin' and who's not, lol!

Sue N.

    Bookmark   June 16, 2011 at 8:34AM
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veeja11(z7Wa)

poor sweet innocent lil bunny just can'y keep a box. thankyou all for your kind sentiments. I bought some 3 in plants from a coop about 4 yrs ago this year they have gone wild honeysuckle almost covering two fences, 3 peonys loaded with blooms. putting mostly oriental and asiatic lilies in place of daylilies for cut flowers. dh has put in a incredible rain barrel system using it for veggie garden. just keeps rainin here tho

    Bookmark   June 16, 2011 at 11:35AM
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hazelnutbunny(7A)

I'll take #4.

MELISSA - chooses # 4
SHIRLEY - chooses #3
JEN - chooses #5 (Frozen)
REMY - chooses #7 (Frozen)
SUE N - chooses
SUE G -chooses #9
HEIDI- chooses #10
CAROL- chooses #2
FAYE
MELLEN
VINA

SUE N, it's your turn! :D

    Bookmark   June 16, 2011 at 11:51AM
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earthlydelights(6 pushing 7)

MELISSA - chooses to send her box to earthly
SHIRLEY - chooses #3 to sent to earthly
JEN - chooses #5 (Frozen) to send to earthly
REMY - chooses #7 (Frozen) to send to earthly
SUE N - chooses #4 to send to earthly
SUE G -chooses #9 to send to earthly
HEIDI- chooses #10 to send to earthly
CAROL- chooses #2 to send to earthly
FAYE - lets earthly pick #6 to send to earthly
MELLEN lets earthly pick #1 to send to earthly
VINA -lets earthly pick #8 to send to earthly

THANKS GUYS! you are all the best group of gardeners I ever knew!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

xoxoxoxoxoxox

    Bookmark   June 16, 2011 at 11:57AM
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hazelnutbunny(7A)
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suegardens2(5)

Melissa, you've been a naughty bunny, lol!

I have been good so far, but that's getting old. I am going to have to steal box #9 from Sue G.

MELISSA - chooses # 4
SHIRLEY - chooses #3
JEN - chooses #5 (Frozen)
REMY - chooses #7 (Frozen)
SUE N - chooses #9
SUE G -chooses #??
HEIDI- chooses #10
CAROL- chooses #2
FAYE
MELLEN
VINA

Sorry, Sue G., choose again!

Sue N.

    Bookmark   June 16, 2011 at 12:53PM
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jlee160(5 MI)

I am totally enjoying the rain:) I planted 17 blueberry bushes on monday-and a bunch of swaps and they will LOVE the rain:)I found a japanese painted fern to add to my box as well as a couple of others:) This has been a fun swap- my husband says I am in a fantasy flower league:)

    Bookmark   June 16, 2011 at 1:03PM
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hdiperna(5 PA)

Has anyone grown Astilbe from seed? I purchased a bare root plant and it has taken off. I think it loves the location and I WANT MORE !!!! I wondered if it started easily?
Heidi

    Bookmark   June 16, 2011 at 1:45PM
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jlee160(5 MI)

I am not sure about growing from seed- but I have a bunch of pink astilbe and would be willing to trade you some.

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veeja11(z7Wa)

no idea if they grow from seed I keep killin them okay sue g gotta get to miss mellen, good try Maryanne, but you didn't want to play remember. love ya hugs waterlogged carol

    Bookmark   June 16, 2011 at 3:01PM
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mellen(4a/5-ctrl. IA)

contemplating....play nice or go for the jugular...what to do, what to do...

    Bookmark   June 16, 2011 at 5:04PM
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sguanzon(z9 AZ)

If you are sure I can't choose #9 then I choose #3

    Bookmark   June 16, 2011 at 5:30PM
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brittneysgran

MELISSA - chooses # 4
SHIRLEY - chooses #10
JEN - chooses #5 (Frozen)
REMY - chooses #7 (Frozen)
SUE N - chooses #9
SUE G -chooses #3
HEIDI- chooses #
CAROL- chooses #2
FAYE
MELLEN
VINA

OHHHHH now we are getting dirty...stole my box right out from umder me Sue G. LOL

Maryanne too cute...

I will take #10

Heidi it's your turn

Shirley

    Bookmark   June 16, 2011 at 6:48PM
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hdiperna(5 PA)

Ok I will take #11 !!

Heidi

    Bookmark   June 16, 2011 at 7:09PM
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veeja11(z7Wa)

okay I am tired of checking in, poor Mellen must be put out of her suffering. This is a great generous group of ladies. just wanted to thank two ladies that always go above and beyond. two very beautiful ladies. this has been fun but cutting into my killin time on mafia wars. hugs carol

    Bookmark   June 16, 2011 at 7:42PM
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hdiperna(5 PA)

MELISSA - chooses # 4
SHIRLEY - chooses #10
JEN - chooses #5 (Frozen)
REMY - chooses #7 (Frozen)
SUE N - chooses #9
SUE G -chooses #3
HEIDI- chooses #11
CAROL- chooses #2
FAYE
MELLEN
VINA

The final 3 are up :o)

    Bookmark   June 16, 2011 at 8:01PM
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mellen(4a/5-ctrl. IA)

LOL Carol, you are so kind and a dear friend. I think I am starting to get a 'poor me'complex. :)))

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remy_gw

Wow I think there has been a lot more stealing going on than last time we did this, lol.
Maryanne,
Good try!
Remy

    Bookmark   June 17, 2011 at 8:24AM
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brittneysgran

MELISSA - chooses # 4
SHIRLEY - chooses #10
JEN - chooses #5 (Frozen)
REMY - chooses #7 (Frozen)
SUE N - chooses #9
SUE G -chooses #3
HEIDI- chooses #11
CAROL- chooses #2
FAYE
MELLEN
VINA

Faye it's your turn

Shirley

    Bookmark   June 17, 2011 at 9:04AM
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veeja11(z7Wa)

come on Faye poor Mellen and poorer yet miss Vina need a turn and poor carol needs an address to send her box to. funny while out there digging I found lav pixi is gone but raspberry pixi is there, I also promise none of the noids will be orange ditch, don't allow her in my yard. got two guppies about a month ago along with 4 plattys. had to set up another tank for females only must have 50 now gotta stop the breeding, thought it easier to move one male platty to female guppy tank rather than 7 females but found out male platty will breed with female guppy creating pluppys. how do I get into these messes ? hugs carol

    Bookmark   June 17, 2011 at 10:47AM
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hazelnutbunny(7A)

I don't think anyone is worried about it, Big Sis! We all know you wouldn't send ditch lilies. :)
Now that my dl's have started blooming, I'm able to ID most of them. So I know I'll be sending these in my box: Lazy Summer Days, Strawberry Candy, Fairytale Pink & Tang. A few of the iris I"ll be sending are Jurassic Park, Whoop 'em Up & New Snow.
Too little, too late to add to the box description, I know. loL! But I thought I would also say I'm not sending ditch lilies....in case anyone was worried about it. :o)

    Bookmark   June 17, 2011 at 11:06AM
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nottougly(Zone 7)

I am sorry I thought I had choosen a box.
I chose box number 9.
Faye!

    Bookmark   June 17, 2011 at 11:46AM
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mellen(4a/5-ctrl. IA)

Faye, it turned out that others had to reshuffle after someone stole a box. Now that you chose box 9 from Sue, now she has to choose another box/steal a box. So stay tuned, you may not end up with box 9 in the reshuffle and you may have to choose again if that happens. Hope you can check in fairly often now. No pressure, LOL, since I am next. :)))

    Bookmark   June 17, 2011 at 12:13PM
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suegardens2(5)

I can't believe it, my box was stolen right out from under me again, lol!

I am going to reclaim box #4, and this is the third time I will have it, so I think it's mine, at least I hope so, lol!

MELISSA - chooses #
SHIRLEY - chooses #10
JEN - chooses #5 (Frozen)
REMY - chooses #7 (Frozen)
SUE N - chooses #4 (Frozen)
SUE G -chooses #3
HEIDI- chooses #11
CAROL- chooses #2
FAYE - chooses #9
MELLEN
VINA

Sorry about that Melissa, no hard feelings, it's your turn again!

Sue N.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2011 at 12:13PM
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hazelnutbunny(7A)

Ok, I choose #9! :D
Your turn again, Faye!

MELISSA - chooses # 9
SHIRLEY - chooses #10
JEN - chooses #5 (Frozen)
REMY - chooses #7 (Frozen)
SUE N - chooses #4 (Frozen)
SUE G -chooses #3
HEIDI- chooses #11
CAROL- chooses #2
FAYE - chooses #
MELLEN
VINA

    Bookmark   June 17, 2011 at 12:47PM
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brittneysgran

You ladies definetely know how to play this game.LOL

Shirley

    Bookmark   June 17, 2011 at 12:54PM
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suegardens2(5)

Heidi, found a link you might want to visit for 11 simple steps, lol, to growing astilbe from seed.

http://www.doityourself.com/stry/how-to-plant-astilbe-seeds

I winter sowed a bunch of perennials this year and they all did pretty well so far except for my columbine. No matter what I do I cannot grow columbine from seed to save my life. It starts out ok, but then it dies off. Does anyone have any advise. I feel so frustrated!

Sue N.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2011 at 1:23PM
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mellen(4a/5-ctrl. IA)

whistling, whistling, whistling...back from my errands...whistling...

    Bookmark   June 17, 2011 at 3:58PM
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brittneysgran

Sue N my columbine seeds just drop to the ground and self sows themselves. Maybe you should just throw out the seeds on the ground and see what happens. I have lots of babies and got them that way.

Shirley

    Bookmark   June 17, 2011 at 4:05PM
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nottougly(Zone 7)

Can I chose 9 back?
If not then I shall chose #6
Faye!

    Bookmark   June 17, 2011 at 4:11PM
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hazelnutbunny(7A)

MELISSA - chooses # 9
SHIRLEY - chooses #10
JEN - chooses #5 (Frozen)
REMY - chooses #7 (Frozen)
SUE N - chooses #4 (Frozen)
SUE G -chooses #3
HEIDI- chooses #11
CAROL- chooses #2
FAYE - chooses # 6
MELLEN
VINA

Finally Mellen's turn! YAY! (Be nice!! LoL!!)

    Bookmark   June 17, 2011 at 4:28PM
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mellen(4a/5-ctrl. IA)

ALREADY!!!!??????????? LOLOLOL Be nice? Who MOI??? Ummm...Melissa, what box number do YOU have? You have 9, huh? Well, hmmmmmm...........I will take..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................Box #8!
I didn't steal from anybody, so there!
Now on to Miss Vina! What WILL she do?

    Bookmark   June 17, 2011 at 4:34PM
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hazelnutbunny(7A)

LoL...Miss Mellen! :D

Go, Vina, Go!! Just don't steal from me! Pretty please? :D

MELISSA - chooses # 9
SHIRLEY - chooses #10
JEN - chooses #5 (Frozen)
REMY - chooses #7 (Frozen)
SUE N - chooses #4 (Frozen)
SUE G -chooses #3
HEIDI- chooses #11
CAROL- chooses #2
FAYE - chooses # 6
MELLEN - chooses # 8
VINA

    Bookmark   June 17, 2011 at 6:45PM
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veeja11(z7Wa)

come on Vina carol is ready for christmas in july. Sue n please send me your mailing addy, I been diggin all week, that and trin to catch these darn female plattys so I can seperate them from the males need to stop the breeding, they are fast ladies hugs to all my bloomin friends
carol

    Bookmark   June 17, 2011 at 7:06PM
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mellen(4a/5-ctrl. IA)

Oh, Carol, just let them have their fun in their puny little lives. What else do they have goin' for 'em?

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suegardens2(5)

Good morning. Just checking in to see what's happening. I wonder which box Vina will choose. I guess we'll have to wait and see.

Shirley, thanks for the tip on growing columbines from seed. I have some seed left over that I will throw on the ground and see what happens.

I hope everyone has a great day. The sun is shining and the birds are singing here today so I will try to spend as much time as possible outdoors. Oh, and tomorrow is Father's Day so I have to prepare for that as well. DH just wants me to grill him a steak. Luckily, the fire station is right across the street, lol, since grilling is not one of domesticated skills.

Sue N.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2011 at 8:16AM
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flowergirl34(5 Upstate NY)

Hi everyone! At long last...MY TURN :)

Sorry Sue G., I choose Box # 3 Looks like you get to go again :)

MELISSA - chooses # 9
SHIRLEY - chooses #10
JEN - chooses #5 (Frozen)
REMY - chooses #7 (Frozen)
SUE N - chooses #4 (Frozen)
SUE G -chooses #
HEIDI- chooses #11
CAROL- chooses #2
FAYE - chooses # 6
MELLEN - chooses # 8
VINA - Chooses #3

    Bookmark   June 18, 2011 at 8:38AM
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sguanzon(z9 AZ)

Can I choose #9?

    Bookmark   June 18, 2011 at 8:54AM
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sandlapper_rose(Zone 8)

Wow, the game is still going on! You ladies sure are having fun.
Just my comments on columbine seeds - I always winter sow them and they never fail to come up. I leave them in the winter sowing jug for several weeks before transplanting them. (I cut the top off the milk jug once it gets very hot and sunny here... doesn't take long.) Then I plant them in the ground. Mine are in a location that gets morning sun. I water almost every day, but that is what I need to do for nearly all of my garden. I never grew columbines until about 5 years ago, but now I wouldn't do without them. I love those interesting flowers and they come in so many colors!
Have a good weekend, everyone, and Happy Father's Day to the dads.
Jeanne

    Bookmark   June 18, 2011 at 10:40AM
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hazelnutbunny(7A)

Since Sue stole #9 from me, and the only box left is mine....I'm gonna choose...#1. LoL
That will save me some work! :D

    Bookmark   June 18, 2011 at 1:08PM
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hdiperna(5 PA)

NOOOOo that is not allowed! I insist that you steal box number 11. Then I pick box number 1.

Heidi

    Bookmark   June 18, 2011 at 1:11PM
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hazelnutbunny(7A)

That's OK, Heidi. :) I really don't mind. I had fun playing (and stealing!!)

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MELISSA - chooses # 11
SHIRLEY - chooses #10
JEN - chooses #5 (Frozen)
REMY - chooses #7 (Frozen)
SUE N - chooses #4 (Frozen)
SUE G -chooses #9
HEIDI- chooses #1
CAROL- chooses #2
FAYE - chooses # 6
MELLEN - chooses # 8
VINA - Chooses #3

Melissa this looks ok and we do want you to join in the fun of digging. LOL Hope you are good with this.

Maybe Carol will do the white elephant boxes next swap. Hint Hint

I went to market this morning and sold every thing but 4 daylilies and 1 red bud tree. I was so tired when I got home from getting up at 5:30 I just wanted to come home and rest. Just as I got in the door I heard a car pull up in the driveway. Oh no I thought I do not want to dig more daylilies today. Believe it or not they were happy buying the 4 daylilies and the red bud tree I had left over. What Luck....Thank You Lord.

Shirley

    Bookmark   June 18, 2011 at 4:23PM
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hazelnutbunny(7A)

Ok, Shirley. :)
Heidi, I'll need your address, please.

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hdiperna(5 PA)

Melissa can you get email from Gardenweb? I will try to send you one from here.

Faye can you email me your address?

Heidi

    Bookmark   June 18, 2011 at 5:09PM
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hazelnutbunny(7A)

My email is my GW name @hotmail.com :)

    Bookmark   June 18, 2011 at 5:32PM
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sguanzon(z9 AZ)

Are we done?

Sue G (aka the dweeb)

    Bookmark   June 18, 2011 at 6:07PM
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remy_gw

LOL Sue! Yes, we are done, yay!

Shirley,
That is amazing!
Remy

    Bookmark   June 18, 2011 at 7:42PM
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sguanzon(z9 AZ)

Melissa,

Send me your address please

Sue

    Bookmark   June 19, 2011 at 9:07AM
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earthlydelights(6 pushing 7)

way to go ladies. this has really been fun watching/reading. sorry i couldn't join in, but i penalized myself for being so late for may.

anxiously waiting on july. carol, are you considering the "secret" boxes?

shirley, what's the rest of the year look like?

earthly/maryanne

    Bookmark   June 19, 2011 at 7:49PM
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brittneysgran

JULY - Carol (Christmas in July)
AUGUST - Sue N (Ice cream social)
SEPTEMBER - Maryanne (Divide & Conquer swap)
OCTOBER - April (Boo-tiful Bulbs)
NOVEMBER - Melinda
DECEMBER - Jeanne (sandlapper_rose

This is our line up for the last 6 months of this year. Can you believe 2011 is almost half gone. Wow where does time go?

DH had to work so did not get to do anything really special for him on this Fathers Day. DD and her family asked me to go with them to eat & shop so I took them up on it. We had planned to go on a picnic and tubing but someone listened to some wrong weather reports and thought it was going to rain...which it didn't.

Shirley

    Bookmark   June 19, 2011 at 10:19PM
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The theme for the December Swap will be Sing the Bloomin' Christmas Carol. I am still working on plans for it, but it will be fun!
Jeanne

    Bookmark   June 20, 2011 at 1:39PM
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hazelnutbunny(7A)

Went out to dig the plants for Heidi's box, but couldn't find the shovel! Started digging using my spade, but WHEW...that is some work when it hasn't rained in so long & it's 95 degrees outside! Sooooo...gonna beg hubby to pick up a shovel on his way home tonight (I hold no hopes of finding the other one, not since I know the kiddos had it last!! and besides, the handle was broken ANYWAY, so I figure I *need* a new one. I'm thinking a nice red fiberglass handled one...LoL!!), and I'll get to work in the AM.

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JULY - Carol (Christmas in July)
AUGUST - Sue N (Ice cream social)
SEPTEMBER - Maryanne (Divide & Conquer swap)
OCTOBER - April (Boo-tiful Bulbs)
NOVEMBER - Melinda
DECEMBER - Jeanne (Sing The Bloomin' Christmas Carol)

Jeanne you told me that earlier so I must have copied one that I did not have the info down. Thanks for the update.

Melissa - I lose everything I work with outside...honestly I have lost 30-40 knives in the flower beds and I never find them. I should paint the handles a really bright color but no I just keep losing them. When all the kids came here Easter hunting eggs I told them to find my knives but they did not find them either. I think the ground eats them.

GAME TIME::::::::::::::::::::::

The winner will win this iris FULL SWING

Answer this question:

Name two of the four things I fixed for supper tonight

Shirley

    Bookmark   June 20, 2011 at 10:20PM
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mellen(4a/5-ctrl. IA)

green beans, tomato, lettuce, spinach

    Bookmark   June 20, 2011 at 10:55PM
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hdiperna(5 PA)

Melissa I have the same problem with the kids. I have 4 spades...two for me and two for them. I have to hide them in my flower beds so they don't take them :o)

Shirley for dinner I think you made chicken, salad, biscuits and tea.

Heidi

    Bookmark   June 21, 2011 at 5:43AM
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flowergirl34(5 Upstate NY)

Wow, the ground has to eat that many knives for you not to find them. I lose gloves ALL THE TIME. I'll take them off to do something, walk away, and then wander around looking for them for 10 minutes. Usually give up and go in the house to get another pair. In the fall when things are dying back, I usually find them, right where I originally left them, but they had been covered by leaves or a drooping plant.

I'm going to guess
hamburgers, salad, baked beans and for dessert strawberry shortcake. (It is strawberry season after all :) )

Have a great day everyone!
vina

    Bookmark   June 21, 2011 at 6:28AM
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brittneysgran

When everyone has guessed I will let you know about the meal items.

Oh Vine yes the gloves I lose those to. I buy extra knives at yard sales and thrift stores I lose so many.

Shirley

    Bookmark   June 21, 2011 at 7:30AM
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suegardens2(5)

I am going to guess you fixed chicken, corn bread, sweet tea and mashed potatoes.

Have a good day everyone.

Sue N.

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earthlydelights(6 pushing 7)

Hi everyone. Glad to know I'm not the only one missing things out in the garden beds. Knives, mallet, scissors, gloves, my peace of mind!!!!!! and shirley, painting the handles another color really doesn't help either. Gosh, i remember one time hunting for hours looking for my uncle's brand spanking new hearing aid. what a pain in the butt that was. never did find it.

melissa, it is tough digging with a spade, been there, done that, will probably do it again. i have several shovels, but only one that is really broken in, is the right weight, feels perfectin my hands, that i always gravitate towards. the others, well, they do okay in a pinch, but nothing i want to spend the day with!

thanks for posting the remainder of the year. i think i should start getting things together now for the coming months so that i am ahead of the game and can play and play fair within the tmie frame. may absolutely killed me!!!!

can't see the daylily you posted, shirley. for some reason at work, i can't get pix. but i'll guess anyway, although maybe it's not fair since i won in one of your earlier games. i'm going to say you had a hot dog and beans!

hope everyone has a great day!

maryanne

    Bookmark   June 21, 2011 at 11:01AM
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earthlydelights(6 pushing 7)

i stand corrected - i said daylily...i meant iris. still can't see it, but.......

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mellen(4a/5-ctrl. IA)

Maryanne, hot dog and beans...that is what WE had for supper last night. Good job! LOLOL
ME

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jlee160(5 MI)

I guess strawberries, spinach, chicken, bacon... Ok maybe that' s what I want for dinner.

    Bookmark   June 21, 2011 at 11:39AM
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suegardens2(5)

I have a theory on items that go missing in my garden. I think it's either the garden fairies or the gnomes, most like the gnomes since the garden fairies are so tiny I don't think they can carry that much weight, or are they like the ants? lol!

Ok...time for my medication now, I've been out in the sun too long! Have a good day everybody!

Sue N.

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hazelnutbunny(7A)

Heidi's box is on it's way. DC# 0311 0820 0000 7216 1943
Still didn't find my shovel...but got it done anyway! :) If I lose my gloves, it's my own fault..I'd like to blame the kids or the dog, but I can't. LoL! Now...the dog LOVES hubby's gloves. She's eaten 5 pairs! I tell him it's because they smell like "daddy", and she just misses him. :P Guess she doesn't like me as much!

For Shirley's supper, I'll guess salad, shrimp, bread & wine. It's too hot here for a heavy supper! :o)

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remy_gw

Hi All,
I got Sue G's bot on its way. I have a DC# just not on me.

Maryanne,
That's what Gary had last night! I had crab claws. I also made turnip greens with sweet red pepper fried up and then Italian bread crumbs and parmesan cheese. Yum!

Shirley,
I'll guess you made my dinner that I just ate. Grilled steak with fried onions, beans, and bread.
Remy

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brittneysgran

I'm making DH read these posts..he thinks I'm losing my mind losing all the knives. Sometimes I've thought maybe Hannah or someones dog finds them and carries them off, you would think I could find them sooner or later.

OK we need to make it a little easier and everyone can guess again.

Maryanne feel free to guess on this as well.

Be more specific
Meat ?
Beans ?
Veg ?
Veg ?

Shirley

    Bookmark   June 21, 2011 at 10:00PM
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remy_gw

Mellen,
This is the clematis you sent a couple years ago in a swap.

It is blooming on the arbor with the bench you liked so much.
Remy

    Bookmark   June 21, 2011 at 10:55PM
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brittneysgran

What a beautiful clematis...........

Sue N - Yes Garden Gnomes it must be.

Maryanne - The hot dogs and beans is what I had last night. The hot dogs and beans are really quick and that was what I needed.

Off to work

Shirley

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hdiperna(5 PA)

Faye's box went in the mail yesterday. DH mailed it for me so I don't have the tracking number by the computer.

I will guess at dinner again... Chicken, green beans, potato and salad.

Heidi

    Bookmark   June 22, 2011 at 8:49AM
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Remy, that clematis is beautiful!

Shirley, I am going to guess you had beef, black-eyed peas, potato and salad.

Have a great day everybody.

Sue N.

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mellen(4a/5-ctrl. IA)

Oh, Remy, I LOVE that clematis. I really wish I had good luck with them. But I haven't given up trying.

I will guess sirloin steak, pork and beans, green beans, and tomato.
ME

    Bookmark   June 22, 2011 at 12:49PM
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mellen(4a/5-ctrl. IA)

Jen's box arrived today, and it was packed. I am VERY HAPPY with all of it. Everything is nicely rooted and healthy. Some of the roots are quite large, in fact. In addition to her plant list she sent a pink astilbe. THANK you so much, Jen.

Noid purple spiderwort
NOID Iris
3 spirea
black night butterfly bush
red hardy mum
ribbon grass
heuchera- I believe palace purple
5 liatris bulbs
Mint
3 noid daylilies
blanket flower

    Bookmark   June 22, 2011 at 7:52PM
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brittneysgran

Sue N - One of yours is right

Veg - Potato

Nice box Mellen

I wished for rain and it rains every eve right after I get home. I'm getting so far behind with weeding. Why do weeds grow faster than flowers?

Jen I hope to dig your plants and ship next week along with Maryanne and Melissa's daylilies.

Shirley

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jlee160(5 MI)

Shirley- please don't ship until after July 3rd as they will sit at the post office until then. Sorry for the inconvenience. Thank you- Jen

ME- so glad u were happy with the box:)

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dirt_under_my_nails

Hi Ladies!!
Glad to see everyone having fun this month!!

After 3 years of dealing with the bank about our house it was finally foreclosed on & sold at auction a few weeks ago.I'm digging up most of my favorite plants but not going to be adding anything new for a while...so I'm going to leave your wonderful OBFers for a (little)while. You will need a host for Oct.

Will see lots of you on Facebook!!

later....April/dirt-under_my_nails

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mellen(4a/5-ctrl. IA)

Oh, April, I am so sorry to hear about your home. I DO remember about it. Hopefully, you are headed onto a new and even better situation. You WILL be missed here! As far as I am concerned, you will ALWAYS be welcome back here if/when you decide to return.
Big hugs to you,
Mary Ellen/ME

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hazelnutbunny(7A)

We'll miss you, April! Come back soon!!

Just checked on Heidi's box, and it's been delivered! On schedule, this time! Yay! :)

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celeegra(6 NYC)

Oh my goodness! I've been lurking on this since it's been so much fun to watch all the stealing back & forth. Hope no one minds.

Just wanted to jump in to say to April -- I don't know you but I cannot imagine what you are going through. I really wish you well & hope that you can settle into a good place soon so that you can come back to GW & rebuild your garden!
Grace

    Bookmark   June 23, 2011 at 5:04PM
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hdiperna(5 PA)

Hi all
I just got home from work and opened up my wonderful box from Melissa. All I can say is WOW WOW WOW.

Iris~ Mother earth, champagne elegance, classic bordeaux, color tart, ocean pacific, fire bride, batik, 2 NOIDs

Daylily~ wind frills, fairy tale pink, karen sue, Strawberry Candy, Barbara Mitchell

NOID Lily, "popcorn" micro mini rose, 2 Hostas, Autumn Joy sedum, Cheddar pink dianthus and 2 sets of african violet leaves.

Thanks I am excited about the strawberry candy lily because mine did not come up this year. Also I LOVE african violets!!!!

Heidi

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Glad you like it, Heidi! It was fun sharing with you! :D

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sguanzon(z9 AZ)

I got my box from Remy Yay yayYay

I got'Spiderwort pink
DL Ball Gown
Mirabilis longhogfera
Sanfor hybrid semperium
Sedem oracle
Short Blue iris
Grateful Eye
One I can't read my writing lOL dOLI aZ URE4A
White iris
Valerian
Louisiana Iris Black Gamecock

Thanks Remy simply wonderful!

Sue G

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veeja11(z7Wa)

Sue is off at a motel with hubby so can't mail till friday so will have dc #'s tomorrow. April big hugs your spot will always be here. yes think of it as a new adventure, hopefully you will go to a bigger better place, love ya be well. boy my peonies are goin wild this year. been at least 3 yrs waiting, got them in coop, colors are wrong but they are lovely and they smell sooooo good. lilies are all covered in buds so should be a good show if sun ever comes out, hugs to all my bloomin friends

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sandlapper_rose(Zone 8)

Best of luck, April! We will miss you. Please come back and rejoin the group when things get settled for you. I am so sorry to hear about what you have been through.
Jeanne

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flowergirl34(5 Upstate NY)

Hey all!

April, your on to better things. Keep us in mind when your settled. We'll miss you and can't wait for your return. :)

Carol, your box will be going out on Monday. I have 10 boxes to mail Monday. Iris splitting season has officially begun. I'll be digging all day Sunday...I can think of worse things to do :)

Have a great weekend everyone!
vina

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brittneysgran

April - Best of luck with this new adventure in your life. Don't stay away too long.

It's been one of those Sundays...a friend of mines Nephew got bitten by a rattlesnake and a guy who works with DH had a rally bad motorcycle wreck killing his girlfriend. Please pray for all related to these.

If anyone is interested in taking October LMK
JULY - Carol (Christmas in July) IN PROGRESS
AUGUST - Sue N (Ice cream social)
SEPTEMBER - Maryanne (Divide & Conquer swap)
OCTOBER -
NOVEMBER - Melinda
DECEMBER - Jeanne (Sing The Bloomin' Christmas Carol)

MELISSA -
SHIRLEY -
JEN -
REMY -
SUE N -
SUE G - received
HEIDI- received
CAROL-
FAYE
MELLEN - received
VINA

Shirley

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hdiperna(5 PA)

I checked the DC# for Faye and it was delivered. I hope Faye posts soon.

Heidi

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mellen(4a/5-ctrl. IA)

The background on this page is red. Is it just my computer? Very Weeeeiiiiirrrrd!

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flowergirl34(5 Upstate NY)

Morning everyone!

Carol, your box is going out today. :) I'll post dc when I get back from the po.

ME, its not just you. My screen was red too. Then I refreshed the screen and it went back to white. I think the computer gnomes are busy again on this site.

Shirley, Wow! What a weekend you've had! My thoughts and prayers are with everyone. ((((((HUGS))))))
And I'll take October, if no one else has claimed it. I just love halloween and can come up with something spooky for that month :)

    Bookmark   June 27, 2011 at 7:37AM
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brittneysgran

JULY - Carol (Christmas in July) IN PROGRESS
AUGUST - Sue N (Ice cream social)
SEPTEMBER - Maryanne (Divide & Conquer swap)
OCTOBER - Vina
NOVEMBER - Melinda
DECEMBER - Jeanne (Sing The Bloomin' Christmas Carol

Thanks Vina...Weather should be alot cooler in Oct.

Don't see a red page but it is probably fixed by now.

Shirley

    Bookmark   June 27, 2011 at 10:12PM
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veeja11(z7Wa)

Sue, your conf #'s are 03110240000106397166 and 03110240000104397171 hope you like them no red page. hugs

    Bookmark   June 27, 2011 at 10:39PM
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flowergirl34(5 Upstate NY)

Morning!

Carol, your box went out yesterday morning. DC# 0308 3390 0002 0057 0877. Hope you likey! :)

Shirley, let's hope its cooler by then. The weather has been strange to say the least. One day it will be almost 90 the next day maybe 70. I wish it would figure out what it wants to do and stay there, and maybe my sinus' would feel better.

Have a super day!
vina

    Bookmark   June 28, 2011 at 7:28AM
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veeja11(z7Wa)

little concerned, sue your box is there are you home yet ?

    Bookmark   June 28, 2011 at 6:33PM
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suegardens2(5)

Hi everyone. I am home safe and sound. I was gone longer than expected. Carol, I got both your boxes! and the plants are all alive and great! You sent so much in those boxes. I received

3 noid daylilies
lavender pixi daylily
limelight huchera
noid green and white hosta w lav flowers
noid asiatic lily
black barlow columbine
raspberry ice pulmonia
2 blue japanese iris
superstition bearded iris
cedar house sunflowerseed and peanut bird feeder
lampwork glass seahorse necklace and earring set
and (drumroll please...) a grow your own redneck

I am sorry about posting late. I am so far behind with my daughter's wedding details and going out of town and all. Sorry that I haven't sent your box out Vina. I plan to mail it on Thursday. I have to run. Talk to you all later.

Almost forgot, April, I am so sorry about your house. I know you will have better things in the future. God bless you and your family.

Sue N.

    Bookmark   June 28, 2011 at 7:03PM
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mellen(4a/5-ctrl. IA)

REMY, I sent your box out in today's mail...and it isn't even July(yet?) DC#0310 2640 0000 6712 6170
I'm afraid I had to do a couple of substitutions--the lavender, geranium-Carol, and hosta-Big Mama had bit the dust....well, actually, they drowned. BUT, I think you will be okay with what I sent in their place. I think I added an extra plant, too. Hope you like it all, and it arrives in good condition. I really pushed to get it out today since tomorrow we are to be in a 'heat advisory.' Hoping the box can stay one step ahead of the heat.

Lots of craziness here, but we will survive!
ME

    Bookmark   June 29, 2011 at 7:17PM
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veeja11(z7Wa)

Received a wonderful box from Vina today, thankyou Vina love it busy planting will post contents tomorrow love it thankyou

    Bookmark   June 29, 2011 at 8:28PM
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sguanzon(z9 AZ)

Melissa

So sorry for the delay yours should get to you on Tues. I'll post the DC when sent.

Sue G

    Bookmark   July 1, 2011 at 5:35PM
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remy_gw

Mary Ellen,
My box from you came today! I got home and I saw a box on the chair and was wondering what it could be. I forgot a box from you was coming LOL. So it was really nice surprise!
I don't know how you fit everything into the box! Thank you. The hosta and Geranium switches were fine with me. The one Hosta looks very cute, Golden Friendship. I wanted Purple Pillow Geranium so thank you!(I can't read the name of the other geranium that I wrote, but it looked very cute.)
Thank you also for switching out the Strawberry Candy Daylily for Lady ?(I can't read my writing and now it is dark out there, lol) since you know I had that one.
You somehow got a Weeping Forythia in the box! Oh and the Lilac looks great!
Thank you so much!!

SUE G.!
While I was in the garage getting stuff to pot up what I received, what do I find? The newspaper with all the Sedum pieces in it!! I somehow left it out of the box!!! I'm so sorry. I feel so dumb. I purposely put together a bunch of low growers for you, and you didn't get them! I'll have to mail you out a little box of them.
Remy

    Bookmark   July 1, 2011 at 9:59PM
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brittneysgran

MELISSA -
SHIRLEY - received
JEN -
REMY - received
SUE N - received
SUE G - received
HEIDI- received
CAROL- received
FAYE
MELLEN - received
VINA

I received my box from Faye and have them all potted up. Thank you Faye.

Ajuga, Bronze Beauty
Purple Leaf Shamrocks
Chameleon Plant
Vinca Major, Variegated
Periwinkle
Potatoe Vine
Jerusalem Cherry
Gold Child Ivy
Ladys Tears, Violet
Egyptain Walking Onion
Pink Evening Primerose
Purple Heart Plant
Asparagus Fern
Lamium, Groundcover
Iris, Mixed
3 - Cannas NOID, I think I will check on that
4 - Glads, Green Star
Blue Eyed Grass, Purple
Pampass Grass, White

Jen requested hers be sent after 7/3 so her box will be mailed next week along with the winners of the games daylilies.

Shirley

    Bookmark   July 1, 2011 at 10:43PM
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jlee160(5 MI)

Thank you so much Shirley- we get home tomorrow:) Jen

    Bookmark   July 2, 2011 at 10:24PM
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sguanzon(z9 AZ)

Melissa I am so sorry for the delay I was ready to send on
Thurs but remembered the holiday I will be sending on Tues because its bee 118 - 119 her.,

    Bookmark   July 3, 2011 at 3:05PM
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hdiperna(5 PA)

I am a little concerned if faye received her box. I sent it a while ago and it was confirmed delivered....

FAYE IF YOU ARE OUT THERE... LET ME KNOW :o)

Heidi

    Bookmark   July 4, 2011 at 12:49PM
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mellen(4a/5-ctrl. IA)

Just got back from MO trip. No computer so happy to see here that you got your box, Remy. I believe the geranium was "Memories." AND, the daylily was Lady Eva. I bought a half-dozen of those as that is pretty close to the name/nickname of our grandbaby-to-be.

We head to MN this coming week-end to help the 'kids' move into the house they bought. They just closed on it last week so they have been busy painting the baby's room and their bedroom. Can't wait to see the house. Of course, I will be taking plants to share. :)

Nice boxes being exchanged!
ME

    Bookmark   July 4, 2011 at 5:08PM
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nottougly(Zone 7)

Hello everypne,
I did receive my box from Heidi.
Because of the tornadoes that hit it is not that easy to get onto the computer right now.
I loved the box with all the plants. They made it to me just great and I have them potted up.
Thank you so much.
I am sorry it has taken me so long to say I got it and thank you. I will do better on that from now on.
Thanks,
Faye!

    Bookmark   July 5, 2011 at 9:50AM
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brittneysgran

MELISSA -
SHIRLEY - received
JEN -
REMY - received
SUE N - received
SUE G - received
HEIDI- received
CAROL- received
FAYE - received
MELLEN - received
VINA

Jen-I have half yours dug and will dig the rest tomorrow evening. Got rained out this afternoon. Will mail on Thursday.

Shirley

    Bookmark   July 5, 2011 at 10:11PM
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jlee160(5 MI)

thanks Shirley:) I don't know aboutyou but, It seems like I am always digging in the rain. If I'm Planting- it's raining.I remember last year we dug up my husband's grandmother's peonies and it was pouring! I go home- divided the plant into about 16 - and plante the rest of the day in the rain. when I finally came in- my husband didn't know what to say. I had mud pretty much covering every inch:)
hope you had a nice anniversary:)

    Bookmark   July 6, 2011 at 4:57PM
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sguanzon(z9 AZ)

Melissa

Your box is on its way... should be there tomorrow.

Sue G

    Bookmark   July 6, 2011 at 5:50PM
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hazelnutbunny(7A)

Perfect timing, Sue! They are calling for some rain in the AM, so the ground will be ready for planting! :D

    Bookmark   July 6, 2011 at 8:11PM
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hazelnutbunny(7A)

I just received the most WONDERFUL box from Miss Sue! It was so big, it took 2 kids to carry it. :) And MERCY, I just about fell out of my chair when I saw how much it cost to mail! Prices are getting ridiculous!!

I tried to keep track of everything as I unwrapped them, but I had 4 little helpers (the girls helped me...the boys couldn't have cared less- they know they're going to be recruited to help plant later on! LoL!) so I didn't get everything written down. But everything looks great, nothing is wilted! Which was SO surprising, considering the heat!
I know there were 2 mini roses, red & blue salvia, many daylilies, 6 succulents, dianthus, lantana, rosemary & lavender. The rosemary & lavender made the box smell SOOOO good! If I've forgotten to mention anything, please forgive me!

Thank you SO MUCH, Miss Sue! You outdid yourself with a WONDERFUL box, and I absolutely LOVE everything!

    Bookmark   July 7, 2011 at 1:17PM
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brittneysgran

Happy planting all those goodies Melissa.

Jen I sent you an e-mail requesting your address. I have your box ready to send.

Melissa and Maryanne your prize daylilies went in the mail today.

Shirley

    Bookmark   July 7, 2011 at 10:25PM
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jlee160(5 MI)

Shirley- I emailed you back immediately yesterday- aroun 8- 830 am. I sent to teh email you requested. I resent this am to both addresses.

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flowergirl34(5 Upstate NY)

Hi there! Just wanted to let you know that I have emailed Sue a few days ago and have not heard from her about my box.

I only have to assume that she is super busy with her daughters wedding and has not had time to check her email.

What should I do? Amazingly, this has never happened to me before...:)

vina

    Bookmark   July 10, 2011 at 8:53AM
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mellen(4a/5-ctrl. IA)

EM, EM, EM!!! I just got and opened the box from you. You are such a SWEETIE!!! In addition to what Em already sent, she sent daylily Count Dracula and brug 'Charles Grimaldi.' Em, you have no idea how much I am appreciating this especially today. THANK you soooo much. You are a KEEPER!

Well, we got the kids moved into their home in St. Cloud Saturday. It all went very smoothly.

Stay cool.
ME

    Bookmark   July 10, 2011 at 1:43PM
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flowergirl34(5 Upstate NY)

Hi!
Sue just emailed me. She had to have emergency surgery! I told her to mail to me when she's feeling better.

WOW! I just thought she was super, crazy busy with her daughters wedding coming up...

Please, everyone send her your happy thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery.

((((HUGS))))
vina

    Bookmark   July 11, 2011 at 8:39AM
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brittneysgran

MELISSA - received
SHIRLEY - received
JEN -
REMY - received
SUE N - received
SUE G - received
HEIDI- received
CAROL- received
FAYE - received
MELLEN - received
VINA

Jen your box was mailed Saturday, you should have received it today....hopefully.

Vina-Sorry to hear the news about Sue N. Keep us informed about her.

Sue N - Take care and hope good health is on the way.

When Vina and Jen receive their boxes this swap will be officially closed.

Shirley

    Bookmark   July 11, 2011 at 9:58PM
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