UPDATE: Petal Pushers July White Elephant Swap #5

ncgardengirlJuly 11, 2009

Box #1 (Karen)

Hosta 'Paul's Glory'

Heuchera 'Melting Fire'

Daylily's:

'Siloam Fairy Tale Pink'

'Bama Bound'

'Bela Lugosi'

'Joan Senior'

Sedums:

'Neon'

'Tricolor'

Dianthus 'Telstar Picotte'

Lavender 'True'

This noid Iris (see picture above)

And this noid Iris (see picture above)

Also a Pillsbury Party Cookbook 144 pages

Daylily:

'Nefertiti'

'Pandora's Box'

'Eenie Allegro'

Box #2 (Lisa)

echinacea green envy *changed from green jewel*

obedient plant- miss manners

sedum-blue spruce

carex- red rooster

pulmonaria- roy davidson

geum- lady stratheden

campanula takesimana-elizabeth

lily of the valley-pink

helianthus lemon queen

ligularia-unknown cultivar

knipofia- from bluestone

yarrow- Heidi from bluestone

heuchera blackout ****added

false solomons seal ****added

Plus an item that she has posted for us to see.

Box #3 (Shirley)

Daylily-'Beautiful Edgings'

Daylily-'Egyptian Queen'

Daylily-'Spacecoast Bold Design'

Daylily-'Liquid Sunshine'

Daylily-'Rib Tickling'

Bearded Iris-'Vibrations'

Bearded Iris-'Coral Point'

Bearded Iris-'Gotta Lotta Bodda'

Siberian Iris-'Lemon Veil'

Louisiana Iris-'Black Gamecock'

Japanese Iris-'Lion King'

Lilium-'Cappuccino'

Lilium-'Black Spider'

Tiarella-'Pink Brushes'

Hosta-'Elvis Lives'

Crocosmia-'Babylon'

Box #4 (Pat)

Daylily 'Lavender Tonic'

Geum 'Mrs. Bradshaw'

Echinacea 'White Swan'

Penstemon 'Red Riding Hood'

Balloon Flower 'Sentimental Blue'

Hosta 'Julie Morss' (so tagged from the nursery but I haven't seen much variation on this one)

Hosta 'Austin Dickinson'

Hosta 'Holy Mole'

Heuchera 'Cinnabar Silver' (though something could happen that I have to substitute 'Peppermint Spice')

1 year Subscription to your choice of one of the following magazines: "Southern Living" (13 issues), "Country Living" (12 issues), "Midwest Living" (6 issues) or "Better Homes & Gardens" (12 issues).

Lamiastrum 'Herman's Pride'

Candylily - Pardancanda norrisii 'Kiba Giants'

Echinacea 'Summer Sky'

Echinacea 'Rocky Top'

Variegated Liriope

Box #5 (Alana)

Daylilies

Rosey Returns

Exotic Treasure

Custard Candy

Wild Horses

Riviera Rhapsody

Bearded Iris

Gazoo

Unstable Gene

Her Kingdom

Galactic Warrior

Magical Encounter

Others

Hosta, Blue Mouse Ears

Heuchera, "Mocha"

My non plant item is a quart sized copper watering pot. (picture above)

Box #6 (Carmen)

Chlorophaytum, Mandarin Plant-house plant

Peruvian Grape Ivy

Verigated mosquitoe plant- very pretty

Coleus Blackberry Waffle

Colocephalus Silver Bush

Ajuga Chocolate Chip

Heuchera Creme Brulee'

Lemon Grass, great for lemony tea

Hydrid Hosta "Sunhosta"beautiful large white flowers for in the SUN wooohooo

Juncus Twisted Arrows

Gag surprise that was gifted to me and I'm passing it on

Gardening bottle with fan and space for ice to keep you cool.

Daylily "fairy tale pink"

Daylily Joan Senior-white

Daylily Gorden Bigs -red

Plus a couple surprices

Box #7 (Deb)

Hardcover (very large book) "Martha Stewart's GARDENING Month by Month" 360 pages. Lots of info! (Book is like new)

Humming bird feeder made by First Nature

Magazines- Older issues..

2 Fine Gardening

Country Gardening

Burpee American Gardening Series/Garden Designs

Caladium bulb "Candidum" white with green veins

Caladium bulb "F.M Joyner" White with green netting, red veins

Allium (Color unknown) 12 bulbs

Seeds-

Sweet Autumn Clematis

Flowering Tobacco "Nicotiana Alata"

Pink Asiatic Lily

Monarda Wahpe

Heliopsis Helianthoides False Sunflower

Scarlet Flax

Nicotiana Sylvestris "Only the Lonely"

Sweet William

Veronica Spicata "Blue"

Best book of all.. 1,519 All Natural All Amazing Gardening Secrets by Reader's Digest, hardcover 383 pages (book is like new) Book highlites- Less weeding, greener grass, fewer bugs, bigger blooms!

Last book (softcover) used- Exotic Flowering Houseplants by William Davidson pgs. 96. Lots of info too, color pics!

Cute little plastic windchime- Hearts

Box #8 (Tracy)

Daylily "Moonlit Masquerade"

Daylily "Bella Lugosi"

Echinacea "Sundown"

Echinacea "Cygnet White"

Echinacea "Double Decker"

Echinacea "Pink Double Delight"

"Snowcap" Daisies

Lungwort "Roy Davidson"

Fern "Bradfords Beauty"

Hosta "Gold Edger"

Hosta "Veronica Lake"

Hosta "Golden Tiara"

Hosta "Fortunei Aureomarginata"

I will be adding a garden gift or two. I need to pick that still so I suppose that will just have to be a surprise

Box #9 (ptilda)

Hosta Allen P. McConnell (mini)

Hosta Gold Standard

Hosta Golden Tiara

Hosta Lakeside Little Gem

Hosta Lancifolia

Hosta Twist of Lime

Hosta Undulata Albomarginata

Stella D'Oro Daylily

Magnetta Spiderwort

Dark Red Yarow

Hens and Chicks

White Lily of the Valley

Pink Lily of the Valley

NOID Yellow Bearded iris

Syringa vulgaris - common lilac

Hand-made "garden plaques" (personalized if desired)

Will be able to add some items if you can fit me in.

Box #10 (Vic)

Daylilies

Ice Carnival

Rocket City

One more but I'm not sure what yet, (it's a good excuse

to go get another! : )

Blue oat grass

Strawberry Ribbon Grass

No ID Rose - This is a tall, 5ft rose. I just got some from a friends yard, they are bright pink. I was going to take a pic of the one that was in bloom but I planted it too close to the dog kennel....(live and learn)

IF the "winner" of my box would like I have a White flowering Yucca, but, don't feel obligated to take this one! I know some ppl like them, I don't, but they grow wild here : )

An assortment of seeds that I will try to match up to your wants list.

a pair of gloves, leather/suede size med

patio candle - I think it's Hyacinth scented, can't remember

and your choice of one of 3 bird feeders, I'll post pics tonight. One is a hummer feeder, and the other 2 are for seed.

Box #11 (Fran)

  1. Trumpet Vine (deep red/orangey color)may lose it tops but will put out from the root

  2. Seedling Night Blooming Jasmine (it will be about 4.5 to 5 inches tall, it is a seedling)

  3. Star Jasmine 1 rooted Piece/Stem? (about 13 inches long)

  4. Datura Lilac Lefleur

  5. Datura Black Currant Swirl (seedling, not sure how big it will be it is about 2 inches now, they grow fast it will come potted)

  6. Syringa vulgaris Common Lilac, French Lilac small plant divison

  7. Malva sylvestris Mystic Merlin (young plant)

  8. Heuchera 'Pewter Veil'

  9. Hosta 'August Moon'

  10. Verbena bonariensis

  11. Tricyrtis 'Tojen' (Tojen Toad Lily)

  12. Echinacea 'Pink Double Delight' young plants

  13. Echinacea 'Mac 'N' Cheese' young plants

other items to be included be SURPRISED hehe

Box #12 (Sassy)

Daylilies...

America's Most Wanted

Freeda James

Golden Scroll

Jedi Tequilla Sunrise

Sweet As Honey

Slap Me Sassy

Iris......

Black Gamecock

Hemstitched

Honorable

Spring Peeper

Stop the Music

Wabash

Box #13 (Denise)

Brass Buttons New Zealand Brass Buttons 'Platt's Black'

Ester Reed Daisy

Coral honeysuckle

Voodoo Sedum

Angelina Sedum

Krebs II Hens and chicks

Lonicera Purpurea

Huechera Ring of Fire

NOID Purple/Black Iris

Apricot Foxglove

Hydrangea Emotion

Ludgers windsong x Peanut Brugmansia

added: Hibiscus 'Freedom'

and a couple of surprises

Tracy- Box #4 (Pat's

Sassy- Box #10 (Vic's)

Carmen- Box #9 (ptilda's) FROZEN

Karen- Box #2 (Lisa's)

Pat- Box #8 (Tracy's)

Lisa- Box #3 (Shirley's) FROZEN

ptilda - Box #13 (Denise)

Deb- Box #5 (Alana's)

Denise -

Vic - Box #11 (Fran's)

Shirley - Box #12 (Sassy's)

Fran- Box #1(Karen's)

Alana

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antiqueorchid(Z-6)

I choose box #12.
Denise

    Bookmark   July 11, 2009 at 1:16AM
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ptilda(3/4)

Can you believe I'm at the club with a hunky 24year-old Haitian violinist & I'm checking in? lol

You can see pics of him @ www.RigardyDaceus.com

    Bookmark   July 11, 2009 at 1:22AM
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sassyd(z8/SC)

Denise, you sneaky, sneaky! I'm honored!

I know, I really do have to go to bed now.

I had a situation....splain later

    Bookmark   July 11, 2009 at 1:24AM
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brittneysgran

Tracy-
Sassy- Box #10 (Vic's)
Carmen- Box #9 (ptilda's) FROZEN
Karen- Box #2 (Lisa's)
Pat- Box #8 (Tracy's)
Lisa- Box #3 (Shirley's) FROZEN
ptilda - Box #13 (Denise)
Deb- Box #5 (Alana's)
Denise - Box #12 (Sassy's)
Vic - Box #11 (Fran's)
Shirley - Box #4 (Pat's)
Fran- Box #1(Karen's)
Alana

Denise-Shame on you taking my box.....

Sorry Tracy I need #4 back....

The game for Satin Bird will be on Sunday...that will be better for me also. I have to go to work this morning and DD is taking me to see Billy Crash Craddock later this evening (Did I spell his name right)?

Shirley

    Bookmark   July 11, 2009 at 6:03AM
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poisondartfrog

I ran to the computer to see if it was my turn yet.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2009 at 8:33AM
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gardencraze(9b Groveland FL.)

OMG I can not believe how much you girls chatted last night!
I went to bed and woke up to 100 pages of chatter. can't read all but OMG those pics are wonderful I want one of everyone of those plants. Do I have any friends out there LOL

Tracy you stay away from Karens gardens,I need to see if I can borrow or rent that RV. (I have to make sure that hosta guy is not around)hehe

Tracy congrats on your win LUCKY, LUCKY YOU

Crazy sugestion from a botonist friend, She said if you pin a couple of sheets of farbric sofner to your clothing (while in the yard) it will keep bugs (mosquitos) away I don't know about beas and such, yes it does work. Try it nothing to loose.

Box #6 (Carmen)
Chlorophaytum, Mandarin Plant-house plant
Peruvian Grape Ivy
Coleus Blackberry Waffle
Colocephalus Silver Bush
Ajuga Chocolate Chip
Heuchera Creme Brulee'
Lemon Grass, great for lemony tea
Hydrid Hosta "Sunhosta"beautiful large white flowers for in the SUN wooohooo
Juncus Twisted Arrows
Gag surprise that was gifted to me and I'm passing it on
Gardening bottle with fan and space for ice to keep you cool.
DL Gorden Biggs red *added
DL Joan Siver White *added
Daylily "fairy tale pink"
Daylily Joan Senior-white
Daylily Gorden Bigs -red
Plus a couple surprices
****removing verg. mosquito plant.. him died
whoever wins my box I can change some stuff for you notherners.

Hugs

    Bookmark   July 11, 2009 at 8:59AM
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tracyvine(6 NE Ohio)

Alana, I'll be back in a bit, I have to see whose box I need to take to get you a turn. Sheesh! Bunch of thiefs! (sassa, frassum, frickum, frackum, grumble, grumble, grumble)

    Bookmark   July 11, 2009 at 10:04AM
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ptilda(3/4)

Morning, girls. I really feel like doing some stealing today! :)

    Bookmark   July 11, 2009 at 10:06AM
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tracyvine(6 NE Ohio)

Hello dear Carmen, may I please have your lovely box # 6?

Shirley, this is for you

Alana, would you like a turn today? Here you go! Now Run! Hurry Up and move those little chicken legs! Grab a box and HIDE!

    Bookmark   July 11, 2009 at 10:14AM
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pat_6(z6 NE KY)

Priscilla - I just wanna' say that I looked at the violinists pic this morn. It really IS sad that you were checking in here! LOL!

Tracy - Congrats on winning that gorgeous dl.

Carmen & Lisa - Congrats on getting to keep the 2 most popular boxes.

Karen - (It was you posting pics, wasn't it?) You have some beautiful plants and photos!

I was kinda' groggy when I was looking at them, but I believe that penstemon might be 'Violet Dusk'. I have that plant. We got along pretty well for 2 years and then the 3rd year it self seed approx. 10 billion babies! I'm still pulling them out of places I don't want them.

And I definitely, did not catch the pick of Rudbeckia 'Cherokee Sunset' but if you DO have that, it's a seeder too. At least where I live. I bought that from Bluestone, it bloomed beautifully all summer and then rewarded me with so many seedlings that you just can't imagine. I'm not trying to sound negative. I just wanted to give you the heads up so you won't be as surprised as I was.

To everyone else, "Hi!" (Especially you, Fran!) There's been so much chatter here that I can't begin to address most of it!

    Bookmark   July 11, 2009 at 10:14AM
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gardencraze(9b Groveland FL.)

TrAcyvine that is a BOMB!!!!!!!!

    Bookmark   July 11, 2009 at 10:23AM
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poisondartfrog

Tracy, that was so nice of you! Choosing a box so that I would have a chance to play was very thoughtful and kind.
I am so happy! You are a true friend.

Now I WILL TAKE BOX 6! That's right. I am an ungrateful wretch.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2009 at 10:25AM
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antiqueorchid(Z-6)

Does this mean the game is finished since the last person chose a box?

    Bookmark   July 11, 2009 at 10:39AM
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poisondartfrog

I'm not sure because I have never played this version of the White Elephant game before, but I believe Tracy now has the option of choosing the last box or stealing.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2009 at 10:44AM
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poisondartfrog

Or maybe not. Maybe she takes the last remaining box.Does anyone know for sure?

    Bookmark   July 11, 2009 at 10:46AM
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ptilda(3/4)

The suspense is killing me!

    Bookmark   July 11, 2009 at 10:51AM
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ptilda(3/4)

Box #7 has not been chosen yet, so until it is, the game goes on!

    Bookmark   July 11, 2009 at 10:53AM
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tracyvine(6 NE Ohio)

I've been going back again to see which box I can steal, it's been a lot of work but it seems I can steal box #12 again! La la la la la!

Alana, you are so welcome! LOL! I was dying that you had to wait so long. Poor girl. It's the least I could do after blowing up your yards. Love you!

    Bookmark   July 11, 2009 at 11:17AM
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antiqueorchid(Z-6)

and I choose box #5 again

    Bookmark   July 11, 2009 at 11:24AM
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ptilda(3/4)

Tracy - Box #12 (Sassy's)
Sassy- Box #10 (Vic's)
Carmen- Box #9 (ptilda's) FROZEN
Karen- Box #2 (Lisa's)
Pat- Box #8 (Tracy's)
Lisa- Box #3 (Shirley's) FROZEN
ptilda - Box #13 (Denise)
Deb- Box #5 (Alana's)
Denise -
Vic - Box #11 (Fran's)
Shirley - Box #4 (Pat's)
Fran- Box #1(Karen's)
Alana - Box #6

Current Standings, I think.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2009 at 11:25AM
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ptilda(3/4)

Tracy - Box #12 (Sassy's)
Sassy- Box #10 (Vic's)
Carmen- Box #9 (ptilda's) FROZEN
Karen- Box #2 (Lisa's)
Pat- Box #8 (Tracy's)
Lisa- Box #3 (Shirley's) FROZEN
ptilda - Box #13 (Denise)
Deb-
Denise - Box #5 (Alana's)
Vic - Box #11 (Fran's)
Shirley - Box #4 (Pat's)
Fran- Box #1(Karen's)
Alana - Box #6

Anyone have a running up-to-date on the number of steals for each person/each box? I was gonna get one posted, but didn't wanna duplicate efforts.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2009 at 11:27AM
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ncgardengirl

Cunrrent Standing
Tracy- Box #12 (Sassy's)
Sassy- Box #10 (Vic's)
Carmen- Box #9 (ptilda's) FROZEN
Karen- Box #2 (Lisa's)
Pat- Box #8 (Tracy's)
Lisa- Box #3 (Shirley's) FROZEN
ptilda - Box #13 (Denise)
Deb- Box
Denise- Box #5 (Alana's)
Vic- Box #11 (Fran's)
Shirley- Box #4 (Pat's)
Fran- Box #1(Karen's)
Alana-Box #6 (Carmen's)

Deb's turn again

Hello everyone, HEY Pat too, you feeling better today> How's the sting? hehe.

Carmen, how are you feeling today?

I know last time there was a LOT a chatter, a lot of pics (thanks Karen) and a lot of waiting LOL....hmmmm hehe

SOOOOO hopefully Deb will be dropping in soon and we will see what SHE does.
Who else has been keeping up with how many times the boxes are stolen? I am thinking box 12 is well on it's way to be frozen too.

:) Fran

    Bookmark   July 11, 2009 at 11:42AM
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kalena67

everyone is back at it again! :O)

I don't have much time to visit, but I will check back in a couple of times in the next 2 hrs.

Pat, thanks for the heads up! Last year I let so much stuff go to seed, and paid for it big time!! I've been deadheading the naughty stuff the best I can, cuz I've got so much stuff popping up all over!

Carmen, them be some nice additions you added to your box!!

Yay! for Alana, you finally got to make a pick!!!

Priscilla, I still have to check out the violinist's pic.

Have fun everyone!

    Bookmark   July 11, 2009 at 11:43AM
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debbya_gw(z4IL)

Just when you think the game is almost over... It's my turn again! This time I'm going after (and running really fast) with box #12! :)

Runnnnniinnnnngggggggggg with box #12! And NOT looking back! Sorry Tracy! ;) You have enough flowers, LOL!

Hugs,
Deb

    Bookmark   July 11, 2009 at 11:47AM
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ncgardengirl

OPPPS, PAT, the HEHE WAS supposed to be like THIS:
Hello everyone, HEY Pat too, hehe you feeling better today> How's the sting?
I had just said HELLO EVERYONE, HEY PAT TOO, HEHE BUT decided to add the how you feeling and somehow my hehe got put at the end,,,,,NOT laughing at ALL about the sting, those things hurt too bad and to be allegic on TOP of that....nope, would NEVER laugh at something like that....my son is allergic to bees, it happened after about 250 yellow jacket stings when he was about 8 so I know how critcal that is....
SOOOOOO the giggle was for saying HEY PAT TOO lol...

AGAIN the IVILLAGE IDIOT at work...(idoit too wink TRACY)

:) Fran the resident troble maker (VIC TAUGHT ME HOW)

    Bookmark   July 11, 2009 at 11:48AM
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tracyvine(6 NE Ohio)

Grabbing box #2 and running from Karen before she hits me with a switch!

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ncgardengirl

Cunrrent Standing
Tracy- Box
Sassy- Box #10 (Vic's)
Carmen- Box #9 (ptilda's) FROZEN
Karen- Box #2 (Lisa's)
Pat- Box #8 (Tracy's)
Lisa- Box #3 (Shirley's) FROZEN
ptilda - Box #13 (Denise)
Deb- Box #12 (Sassy's)
Denise- Box #5 (Alana's)
Vic- Box #11 (Fran's)
Shirley- Box #4 (Pat's)
Fran- Box #1(Karen's)
Alana-Box #6 (Carmen's)

AND there off, Deb, comes in from behind, grabs box 12 out of tracy's hands, makes a mad dash for the door.
Ahhh, I see Tracy hot on her heels, she is determined to end up with box 12 but wait, she realizes she can't take box 12 just yet, and she spins around and grabs box

    Bookmark   July 11, 2009 at 11:53AM
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ptilda(3/4)

1) Tracy #4/#12/#1/#4/#6/#12/#2
2) Sassy #5/#3/#5/#10
3) Carmen #9/#3/#9/#5/#9DONE! (wins Box #9)
4) Karen #2
5) Pat #8
6) Lisa #12/#5/#9/#3/#1/#5/#3 (I show Box 3 with Lisa only 2x? Anyone?)
7) Priscilla #4/#13
8) Deb #5/#9/#12/#9/#5/#12/
9) Denise #3/#5/#3/#12/#5

  1. Vic #13/#11
  2. Shirley #4/#12/#4
  3. Fran #1
  4. Alana#6/
    Bookmark   July 11, 2009 at 11:57AM
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ncgardengirl

Current Standing
Tracy- Box #2 (Lisa's)
Sassy- Box #10 (Vic's)
Carmen- Box #9 (ptilda's) FROZEN
Karen- Box
Pat- Box #8 (Tracy's)
Lisa- Box #3 (Shirley's) FROZEN
ptilda - Box #13 (Denise)
Deb- Box #12 (Sassy's)
Denise- Box #5 (Alana's)
Vic- Box #11 (Fran's)
Shirley- Box #4 (Pat's)
Fran- Box #1(Karen's)
Alana-Box #6 (Carmen's)

Ahh Tracy pulls a fast over there on Karen, KNOWING Karen is away at the moment she grabs box 2 and rushes past the rest of the group in an effort to hide the box from Karen, looking as though she has NO clue as to what just took place.....

    Bookmark   July 11, 2009 at 11:58AM
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ptilda(3/4)

For your viewing pleasure... the 24-year-old 6.2' hunka man-flesh that I spent the evening with last night... sorry girls!

    Bookmark   July 11, 2009 at 12:00PM
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tracyvine(6 NE Ohio)

My goodness, what a nice violin he has. Very handsome, ptilda.

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pat_6(z6 NE KY)

Fran - I didn't think you were laughing at me but thanks for trying to explain. I guess I was always more allergic than most but when I was about 13 I mowed over a hornet's nest with a push mower. I had something like 30 stings and had to be hospitalized. After that, stings really bothered me. Then sometime about 10 years ago, my body began reacting "normally". You know, it hurt like crazy for a few minutes but then you kinda' forget about it.

This guy yesterday was a different story. He stung me on my cheek, just to the left of my mouth and it swelled up like a balloon. Today my left eye is open enough to see, but not much more. The left side of my mouth looks like Angelina Jolie! And my neck is swollen right down to my collar bone. And that's with Benadryl and 24 hours!

Oh, well. At least I feel justified in staying in and doing nothing much. There's a bright side to everything!

    Bookmark   July 11, 2009 at 12:09PM
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ptilda(3/4)

It's actually a viola, but whatever... lol

So, what's the best way to cut a new bed for iris & daylilies & peonies? I have lots of shade, but found a fairly sunny area that I can add more flowers (WHEEEE!!!). Problem is, it's pretty much all lawn... well it's actually mowed weeds! Lots of sand, little topsoil to speak of. I want an easy way to convert this to a flower bed. I have a BIT of rotten manure (hoping to get more), and will have some compost soon. But I know that Peonies & Iris don't like to be over-fertilized/mulched, so how should I prep this bed?

    Bookmark   July 11, 2009 at 12:12PM
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ncgardengirl

Yeap Pat, you can just relax today and take a nap when you need too, with the Benadryl that would be my excuse lol.

Good heavens, I can't spell worth a hoot, I honestly think I need a speak and TYPE, BUT with my dang southern accent that would probably spell things wrong TOO, so I guess I will just have to keep typoneseing to everyone and you can GUESS what I mean hahahaha

:) Fanna THE IVILLAGE IDIOT and RESIDENT T-R-O-U-B-L-E MAKER

    Bookmark   July 11, 2009 at 12:17PM
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tracyvine(6 NE Ohio)

Lasagna Bed! Best way to do any new bed IMHO!!!!

Viola, Schmiola, my kids play trombone and guitar so what do I know? LOL!

Goodness Pat, that sounds pretty terrible. Well, except for the Angelina Jolie look anyway. Take it easy and keep taking the Benadryl.

Fran, you are cracking me up with the Sports Announcer bit after each choice. LOL! Reminds me of watching a good football game.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2009 at 12:19PM
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pat_6(z6 NE KY)

ptilda - I was just answering your new-bed question but the answer is just like Tracy's... lasagna bed! I don't even go to quite as much trouble as a "real" lasagna. I just kill out the grass, sprinkle a pre-emergent, layer on the newspaper and mulch. Then I keep it wet most of the time and come back in a few months to plant.

Tracy - It's really not that great to have 1/2 of Angelina's mouth! It causes a lot of dribbling when I drink!

    Bookmark   July 11, 2009 at 12:26PM
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pat_6(z6 NE KY)

One more thing, Tracy. Did you get my taunting e-mail this a.m.? Since I didn't get any response, I can't be sure. (I liked it much better when I thought my e-mail was reliable!)

    Bookmark   July 11, 2009 at 12:29PM
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ptilda(3/4)

It's your turn to pick a box!

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tracyvine(6 NE Ohio)

I decided to make a little fire to light under Karen's butt. Maybe now she'll come back. Thought she wasn't taking off until noon (her time).

Pat, just checked to make sure my response was sent and it went through to you at 12:03. I think it may be lost in outer internet space. LOL!

I shall recap my email for you here. Ready?

So the Angelina thing isn't working for you, huh? Well, how about some nice roasted marshmallows? I bet that would stay in that pouty puss of yours. (ugh, just got a mental image of marshmallow drool coming out of your face, ROFL!)

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ncgardengirl

Yeah, and it looked like you KNEW I was going to do it because on the first on you put you subject as the box number and it played right nicely lol....

Now we are waiting on Karen, hmmmmm WHEN did she say she would be able to come back?

I KNOW my box is safe for the moment because it would be kind of silly for her to steal back her own box now wouldn't it?

I suppose I should go outside for a bit, but I am just not in the mood just yet. I am having an off weekend....(week too I guess since sick all week) little bored at them moment and not too sure what I do really want to do, didn't sleep last night, went to bed right before the thief crept in then was back up at 2:50 until about 5:00 got back up at 9:45 so, I haven't had much sleep and not in the mood to do much of anything.
I do need to get the Ostrich ferns that was mailed to me and I received yesterday in some water to soak before I plant them, I also got some weeping pussywillow cuttings MAN I HOPE those take! I REALLY want those!

Ok, well, I am sure no one wanted to hear about my off more so then other day days LOL....

:) Fanna

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poisondartfrog

Poor Pat! If she has a second hand version of Angelina's mouth, does that make her Octomom?
Was that bad? I'm sorry.

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tracyvine(6 NE Ohio)

Pat, Fran, can you see her? I don't see Karen. Hey, who's that naked guy on the couch?

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ncgardengirl

I think she is busy with the nahked guy, backing off the ladder and running the other way.
AHHHH, don't wanna see what's going on there. That'll teach us to look in windows! Ya'll better run I hear sirens coming.........

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tracyvine(6 NE Ohio)

Ooooooh! Alana, that would not be good! No, this won't do at all. Quickly grab some ice. We HAVE to get that swelling down now! Just look at her! Oh, poor dear!

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tracyvine(6 NE Ohio)

Hey Fran! Wasn't that the same guy that was in Vic's box? Oh no, I can't see anything, I think I've gone blind.

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gardencraze(9b Groveland FL.)

Fran you have no idea how easy it to confuse this old woman

It took to just now to realize that Fanna was Fran LOL
I was wondering who the person was that joined our swap hehe. I was looking for a new box from Fanna ROFLing

I had a valenteer job to do today but couldn't make it, still not feeling real good with this stomach problem.
My grnson has his first boxing match this wkend and I was supose towork at the arena I couldn't make it he was very disapointed and so was but I needed to stay close to potty.

Pat it looks like you're feeling better, why don't you shoot a little of that Benadryl over to me so I can sleep.

Ptilda tell your viola player he got cute toes hehe

everybody else A BIG HELLO :o)

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debbya_gw(z4IL)

Hi,
Checking in quickly to make sure it's not my turn again!
I'm steam cleaning some of the carpets today, so better make this short. My break is over, be back later!

Toby's tired of watching me work!

Deb

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ncgardengirl

I SOOOOO sorry Carmen, I earn the nickname Fanna in the seed swap I did called the WOW THANKS I wanted THAT swap!

short version is:
I was talking to a friend about the swap LATE one night and I typoed funna for FUNNY and then next day I commented about it and said I wanted to change my name to Fanna, which sounded like Funna which was Funny when I am sleepy and can't type for FANNA translates to FUNNY and ever since then, those who were in THAT swap have called me FANNA, I even have tags with Fanna on them now.

:) Fran

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gardencraze(9b Groveland FL.)

Fran that is too funny!!

Deb, when you are done there I could use a little help here hehe. Don't work too hard.

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tracyvine(6 NE Ohio)

I'm just going to call you Fanny, combines all three names perfectly.

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brittneysgran

Current Standing
Tracy- Box #2 (Lisa's)
Sassy- Box #10 (Vic's)
Carmen- Box #9 (ptilda's) FROZEN
Karen- Box
Pat- Box #8 (Tracy's)
Lisa- Box #3 (Shirley's) FROZEN
ptilda - Box #13 (Denise)
Deb- Box #12 (Sassy's)
Denise- Box #5 (Alana's)
Vic- Box #11 (Fran's)
Shirley- Box #4 (Pat's)
Fran- Box #1(Karen's)
Alana-Box #6 (Carmen's)

Whoa I leave for a couple of hours and you ladies have been chatting away. You are too funny..........

Deb...........You're up to choose a box.

Annie-I forgot to tell you I want some of your coneflowers...I can pay postage or make a trade with you.

Shirley

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ptilda(3/4)

I would never want to have a nickname synonomous w/ a rear-end!

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antiqueorchid(Z-6)

Not alot of action going on here today. Are we waiting on Karen? Is she working today?

I keep checking in to make sure I am not holding everyone up.

Check back in a little while.

Denise

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debbya_gw(z4IL)

Hi Shirley,
I think we are waiting for Karen to choose a box. ;)
I'll keep on checking in today to see what's next.

Deb

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ptilda(3/4)

I can't believe how DEAD it is in here!

    Bookmark   July 11, 2009 at 5:22PM
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brittneysgran

Deb-Sorry I did have you down as owning a box and Karen needing to choose one...I got up to early this morning.

Off to dig more flowers...my poor back is killing me. But I have to make the money while they are blooming. I guess I can rest this Winter. LOL

Shirley

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ishareflowers

WOW... you girls are burning up the internet wires!

Where is Karen, she needs to pick her box, dang it!

Ptilda, your post prompted me to go back and recount my picks, I have not picked box #1 which you have listed. I have most that's in it. You are correct though, it was sassy's box #12 that I was supposed to be picking, I'm not sure how I made that mistake, BUT I did. I was wondering why Deb said that about me wanting Sassys box and it changing.I dont know what I was thinking when I posted that shirleys box was gone!! It was supposed to be sassys box is now off the market!

Shirley, I'm so sorry. I dont know how I got you and sassy mixed up, I can only think it was due to lack of sleep. I don't say much about it but my boy is putting me through hell right now. I now have box#3 frozen and was supposed to have box#12. I like the contents of either so I will do whatever it is you would like me to. If it would be easier for you, you could even take me out of the swap. Again, I'm sorry everyone!

Lisa

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gardencraze(9b Groveland FL.)

Hey Shirley why Don't we just kick that sleeping Lisa out the swap she just can't get her poop in a group.
Miss Lisa you hang tight it's gona be OK. I think it was you who said to me when I first join this group, that there are no mistakes here that we can't fix. Don't worry be happy we fisit, won't we miss Shirley?

Shirley, this is for you
Gardening is a matter of your enthusiasm holding up untill your back gets use to it. LOL Where do you sell your plants?

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tracyvine(6 NE Ohio)

Oh boy, Lisa, does that mean you didn't have box # 3 three times? Aren't you the one who is supposed to be counting box thievery for Annie? ROFLOL! Sit tight, Mama Shirley will fix it. (grinning like an idiot)

Worst case scenario is that Box 3 goes back into play and someone steals it from you. I'm not too worried that I didn't get to pick it when it was my turn, maybe someone else might want to pin you down and give you a spank though.

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ncgardengirl

HEY TRACY don't cha mean idoit?

Hmmm, now then, I might actually have a CHANCE to get that box...hehe, nah, I am happy with box 1 I sure am, or 2 or,3 or 4, or 5, or 6, or oh HECK, who am I kidding? I'd just be happy with a box of plants no matter WHO it came from.

:) FANNA

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ishareflowers

Tracy, I'm sitting here looking at the list and it's plain as day. I had box #5 and #12 two times each when it was my turn to pick! I think that when I shut one window and opened the other that I was thinking of the number that I couldn't pick and OWN it and picked that one.

Anyway, I'll wait and see what shirley has to say, I will do whatever needs to be done to fix it, even if it means I have to sit out for this month.

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tracyvine(6 NE Ohio)

Aw, Lisa, I totally understand. You should have seen me trying to pick this morning since I can't take 12 or 4 from anyone since they were just taken from me by their current holders. I had to go back through all the threads to see if I was allowed to grab either because I couldn't remember if they were stolen in the mean time or who the people were that stole them from me!

I'm sure the box will just go back into play. You won't get grounded. I promise. Besides, Carmen and I have it all figured out...

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sassyd(z8/SC)

Lisa, don't worry about it hun, its no big deal. We could always start from scratch. Everyone would have fun all over again and some of the girls that had to wait so long might be in the front lines then. lol But you're not sitting out.

Hugs (and I'm sorry your son is giving you a time, hope that gets better for you)

Sassy

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brittneysgran

Ms. Lisa-Unless the others want you to return the box to play, leave it as is. That's what makes things interesting in life. Is it not the mess ups that we remember and laugh about for years to come. If everything went perfect what would we get to laugh about. The ladies ribbing you about it has got me in stitches. LOL

I love when a wedding does not go as planned, those are the videos they show on TV (Not the perfect ones but the ones with bloppers). LOVE EM

Alana-I sell at a local Farmers Market and also here at my home. Folks stop in all the time during bloom season. I also do Ebay for the higher priced daylilies. Locals will not pay what they are worth. You have to sell to someone who collects lots of daylilies.

Shirley

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ishareflowers

Go Ahead girls, poke away! I'm so absent minded right now. I went through the threads again and Ptilda and I have just two that we don't agree upon. ! is my box #1 pick and the second is I either missed it or she added it.

Denise Have you had box #12????

Right now, this is how the boxes stand

#1-2
#2-2
#3-8
#4-4
#5-9
#6-2
#7-0
#8-1
#9-6
#10-1
#11-1
#12-8

I went with ptilda on the box #12 for Denise, I may have missed it. If it comes to be a tie, I will go back and check on Denise picking #12.

Alana, you are the leader as of this time! Sassy, is so very close behind!

Shirley, Thank you for not ringing my neck!

Lisa

Lisa

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tracyvine(6 NE Ohio)

Lisa, yes, Denise did have box 12 as she stole it from ME! That I do remember! LOL!

Shirley, If I were you I would have taken "Carmen" the snails idea. LOL!

NOW! Where is KAREN? I want to play! Kaaaaaaaaaaren! come out and play with us!

You know I picked her because she was supposed to check back in before she left. What a putz! (hands on hips)

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ishareflowers

I forgot to say(what a surprise,huh!)

I will add to my box for the confusion another store bought heuchera. It's only the common purple palace but it is pretty.

My box will now contain:

Box #2 (Lisa)
echinacea green envy *changed from green jewel*
obedient plant- miss manners
sedum-blue spruce
carex- red rooster
pulmonaria- roy davidson
geum- lady stratheden
campanula takesimana-elizabeth
lily of the valley-pink
helianthus lemon queen
ligularia-unknown cultivar
heuchera-purple palace****added
heuchera blackout ****added
false solomons seal ****added
Plus an item that she has posted for us to see.

AND>>>>>>>> a start of daylily wild horses.

SOUND GOOD????

Lisa

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gardencraze(9b Groveland FL.)

HURAY SHIRLEY, I AGREE WITH SHIRLEY, kEEP THAT DARN BOX !!!

Next!!!!

I thinking of sellimg at the flea market but I work partime some wkends so I thinking maybe quit the job. I wish I new that I would make the same or more money.

Come on Lisa cheer up all is well, now you know how I felt when somebody hit me with the stupid stick. Did you feel like you got hit too? OUCH

HUGS HUGS HUGS Carmen

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ptilda(3/4)

Didn't mean to be a party-pooper [*sniff*], just trying to make things easier [*lip quivering*] for everyone trying to figure out how to pick [*hiccup*].

Seriously, I agree, keep the box if it suits you. I'm enjoying the game no matter what.

Tracy, shame on you for making your box so pretty! I love that Wild Horses Daylily! Now I want someone to steal my beloved box #13, so I can pick another one & get a while to fantasize about just where I can put everything from THAT box! lol

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tracyvine(6 NE Ohio)

Uh Oh, another confused Petal Pusher is here.

Ptilda, dear, I hate to break it to you but I don't have Wild Horses. Boy would you be upset when my box arrived sans Wh! :o) Wasn't that Alana's?

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ptilda(3/4)

I was reading & typing at the same time! Sorry!

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poisondartfrog

Thank goodness all of that got straightened out while I wasn't looking! So should box 12 have been frozen at some point? Uh, never mind. I will just look at the updates and not try to read between the lines.
The older I get, the more easily I am confused.

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ishareflowers

Tracy, did you add wild horses daylily too? OR is Ptilda confusing my add ons with your box of goodies?

I'm going to poke around tomorrow and see what else I can add to my box for messing up the whole game. I hope I can find another item or two.

I did, I did, I found a division of summer pastels yarrow and some pink grapefruit yarrow that I just bought today that I can add to my box too and maybe a small division of echinacea "milkshake"!

I feel like such a heel!!!!!

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tracyvine(6 NE Ohio)

Quit flogging yourself! Enough is enough my dear. You are fine. Like I said, it is mayhem to keep up with who had what and how often. Relax, quit adding to your box. It is perfectly wonderful and I will be happy to steal it from the maniac that tries to get it from me.

Are you listening Ptilda? hmmmm? No touchie, touchie the box I'm holding. Got it!?

Alana, we're making Lisa keep Shirleys box. No matter how hard we're pushing it on her she keeps trying to give us more plants. It is kind of funny.

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tracyvine(6 NE Ohio)

No, I didn't add Wild Horses too. She was reading that you added it to your box and then checked to see who the sucker is that is holding it so she can make a play for it later. She is conniving. Just email me all your add ons so she stops ogling it. She is giving me a complex.

Ptilda, quit looking at me. Stop it!
MOM! make her stop looking at me and my box!!

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ishareflowers

Alana, I thought that what I was picking was box#12 but I was tired and cranky and put the wrong # box so I told Shirley that I would keep box 3 or 12 or I could just drop out because of the confusion that I was causing. Shirley says to just keep her box #3 and let the game continue....

Tracy, You hold on and hold tight....that wild horses was my wild card!!!

Lisa

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poisondartfrog

Thanks Lisa. Your succinct explanation penetrated the fog that passes for my brain.
No worries!

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debbya_gw(z4IL)

Miss Lisa I know why you picked #3 instead of #12.. You weren't thinking clearly- too busy yelling at me for stealing your box, LOL! I have an idea, since I have #12, why not give me #3 for it. I'll still be in the game and that would reopen box #3 for stealing. This is just an idea (please don't anyone get mad at me).

Hugs,
Deb

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vic_zn5

Well, I see I've missed all the cheating that Lisa is doing! I would have taken that box had it not been marked as frozen!

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vic_zn5

Lisa, you are too funny! Don't you even THINK about sitting out you goofball!!
Of course it's no big deal

I've been sleeping ALL day, not sure what is wrong with me now! I just feel blah and exhausted.

But, still had to check in and give someone a hard time : )

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raggedyann161420

Ok, I left yesterday came back today and we went through how many posts!!!.

Shirley, I have you down for some coneflowers.

Great pictures everyone, but how in the world do you put the name of the plant right on the pictures?

Someone mentioned a smart phone. I was thinking about getting a blackberry curve as I can upgrade next month. I know there are many phones out there to choose from but whichever kind I get I know will be able to visit more when I'm on the road, and I will like that!;O) :O)

Pat, is that wasp bite better today?

Lisa, No need to feel bad, and what can I do to make you feel better? hmmmm I'm confused, really confused and I'm not even playing this month. Please keep me informed as who I need to send the prize box to. LOL (it does not take much to confuse me these days).

I need to see what is happening on my annual iris swap. I might be back before I leave at 10p.m. If not, I will pop in for a few tomorrow.

Sassy, Kensie fix please!

Deb, your boston is very,very, handsome boy. I will need to share some pictures of ZSA and Kingston when they come for a visit.

Everyone else! Waving hello to you guys too!

LIFE IS GOOD,
Annie

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raggedyann161420

You have mentioned being exhausted. Are you expecting a little Jamie or a Little Vic? LOLOLOL (I love babies!)AND I WANT TO BE A GRANDMA!!!!!!(SIGH)

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tracyvine(6 NE Ohio)

Hi Annie! You can add the names onto your pictures in the "edit" portion of photobucket. You should see it on the top left of each thumbnail in your photo album. Click on edit and it will bring you to a new screen where there are tabs at the top of the picture.

Click on the tab "Decorate" and you will see your picture with new options to choose from. Click on "Text", move the text box to where you want it on the photo. A "Text Options" box will be on the screen too. Click on Transparent, choose your font and color of text as well as size of font if you wish to customize it, it will automatically resize it to the text box if you don't want to mess around with that.

When you are happy with the text click on "Apply" in the "Text Options" box and then save it to your album.

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tracyvine(6 NE Ohio)

Oh, Annie could be onto something there. Are you? Hmmm? A little Vicky, that would be so sweet!

I hope you feel better, I hate that knocked down tired feeling. Like moving through mud. Blech.

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ishareflowers

Alana, I'm glad I cleared it up for you!

Vic, go back to bed...lol

Deb, Thank you but it's already been decided by shirley that I will keep her box. I added a few plants to my box so that I wasn't getting the lions share of plants.

Annie, what can you do to make me feel better[sniffle,sniffle] well, you could just send me that prize box of plants.....lol or maybe you could come on over and kick some Derrick A@@! Thank you for asking but I added to my box and dont feel so bad anymore.

Alanas box is in the lead with 9 p[icks so far, sassy and Shirley are both at 8 picks each as of this moment.

Has anyone seen echinacea milkshake?, it's a new one around here.I bought one in a 1 gallon pot,it was $25, I hope it makes the winter for that price! I'm going to try and get a division off of it to add to my box,wish me luck!

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tracyvine(6 NE Ohio)

Lisa, don't divide that! We've been talking on how some of the new echies haven't been very rugged. I divided my Raspberry Tart (gallon pot) last summer and sent a piece off to someone. It didn't come back for me this year. I would let it mature for a while. Just a thought.

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debbya_gw(z4IL)

Pic of Melvin (my other boston) ;)

Where is everyone?

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ncgardengirl

Ok Well, looks like I can go to bed early tonight, nothing going on here.

What happened to Karen? Did she ever come back? Hmmm, guess not...

:) Fran

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ptilda(3/4)

Karen's probably gonna pull the whole pretend-I'm-not-here-then-pick-when-everyone-goes-to-bed-move!

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antiqueorchid(Z-6)

what is this about box #3. I wanted the lion king iris soooooo... bad but I won't cry too much over it since I just received a trade where I got a close 2nd choice of 2 light at dawn and 2 wine ruffles.

OooH...Karrrrren where are you?????

Denise

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ishareflowers

Denise, I'll give you first dibbs on lion king when it multiplies! sorry

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antiqueorchid(Z-6)

That works for me. (GREAT BIG SMILE)

No Worries.

Denise

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sassyd(z8/SC)

Maybe we all need to have an 'after' party! lol

Don't get me wrong, not interested in giving up my birdfeeder, or hummingbird feeder, I haven't decided yet which I love the most Vic:))

Sassy
(I think I'm still talking to myself)

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ptilda(3/4)

Just waiting for something... ANYTHING to happen!

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ncgardengirl

I am in the chatroom LOL, all alone and loney, SOMEONE PLEASE come talk to me hehe.....

SASSY, you invite and then don't COME??? What's up with THAT LOL.............

:O FANNA

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antiqueorchid(Z-6)

Yeah. It looks like it hasn't been as busy tonight. I have been checking in but have not been posting.

I took my 2 yr old down to the beach this evening and she did not like anything about it. Not the sand, not the water, nothing. I hope that changes. I love the beach.

I'm still in Delaware but will travel back to pa tomorrow. So I will be on the road for a 2-3hrs and won't be able to post until I am home.

Denise

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ncgardengirl

good gracious, the weekend comes and the thread CROAKS???? What's up with THAT???
I thought we were a lively crew.....

WHO would have thunk it??

Did Karen skip TOWN??

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sassyd(z8/SC)

You're reading my mind.........ANYTHING! at this point!

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sassyd(z8/SC)

LOl! Fran, send me a link! I got an email from you but it didn't say anything!!!! lol

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ncgardengirl

OK I sent invites to Sassy, Tracy AND Vic....I will wait a little longer to see if anyone joins me then I am headed to bed...

:( pouting fanna

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sassyd(z8/SC)

If Frannypants ever sends a link she COULD post it here so we can all see. Its more fun to chat over there.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2009 at 12:05AM
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antiqueorchid(Z-6)

Night everyone.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2009 at 12:09AM
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ptilda(3/4)

Wait! Where are we chatting? I'm confused! And STILL not invited! :(

    Bookmark   July 12, 2009 at 12:12AM
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ncgardengirl

OK I sent out invites to the chat room,,,,sooo WHOSE coming in?

:) Fran

    Bookmark   July 12, 2009 at 12:20AM
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antiqueorchid(Z-6)

Still nothing. huh.

PLEASE PICK A BOX KAREN. PRETTY PLEASE=)

    Bookmark   July 12, 2009 at 9:22AM
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ptilda(3/4)

Still nothing? I'm going to get ready for church. Will check in this afternoon.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2009 at 9:34AM
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ptilda(3/4)

...we enact a rule that says, after a certain time, if the person who's "up" doesn't select a box, the next person in line (Pat, in this case, I believe) be allowed to make a new selection and move their current box to the individual who didn't select within the time frame (Karen, in this case). Not picking on Karen, but its a long time to wait otherwise, and somewhat unfair to those who want to play the game.

Of course, I do realize that I might be villanized by saying this, but I know I'm only one of several thinking along these lines, so I'll stick my neck out! :)

    Bookmark   July 12, 2009 at 11:02AM
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ncgardengirl

It would be virtual impossible to implent a rule in that manner because the game is based on WHO steals from whom.
As it stands at this point Karen either needs to steal a box to keep the game going OR grab the last unspoken for box.

Something could have happened and she is unable to get online at the moment. Things do come up, this type of game could actaully take all month to play out it depends on who comes in and checks to see if it is their turns and how often they come in unfortunately.

So this being said we wait....

and HOPE those who are actually playing will be able to drop in more often to check the status of the game so those of us who are impatient will be able to get satisfaction LOL.

Shirley are you still planning on starting your game at 1:00?

If you don't mind once there is a winner I would like to post a trivia type game, maybe that will get us going again as well. Let me know if it is ok and I will start putting questions together.

:) Fran

    Bookmark   July 12, 2009 at 11:42AM
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gardencraze(9b Groveland FL.)

I agree with Fran I don't think any of us are going to miss A flight to Paris or something. It's just a game.

Lets just play a game in the mean time to keep us busy while Karen comes back.

Everybody I hope you have a blessed Sunday :o) :o)

    Bookmark   July 12, 2009 at 12:08PM
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ptilda(3/4)

Just want to help avoid any frustration between players. I'd rather present a possible solution rather than be frustrated. But if everyone is cool the way it is, let's play on.

What's the game? I wanna win some Daylilies!

Will I go to hell for playing while I'm in church? lol

    Bookmark   July 12, 2009 at 12:15PM
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tracyvine(6 NE Ohio)

Fran, I'm with you and Carmen. I'm perfectly happy waiting for Karen.

Ptilda, recently I disappeared when I was supposed to post a game for everyone to play. I made a big build up to it, made sure everyone was looking forward to it and then got a phone call with an emergency that I needed to attend to immediately preceding the game. Ididn't post the game, everyone was wondering where in the heck I ran off to. I'm sure they were thinking it was an elaborate prank. I took some ribbing, rightly so. LOL! The girls were all great and understood my little absence. They made me feel good and a little less guilty with their understanding. The next day we played and all was good.

Girls, I won't be around for most of the rest of today. I have a family party to go to this afternoon. This one tends to be a bit of a wild one and we'll be out pretty late. Word of advice...

Don't steal my box, Karen! LOL!

    Bookmark   July 12, 2009 at 12:24PM
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ncgardengirl

YES ptilda you will NOW put that phone down and listen to the preacher LOL....

oh wait I think church is over now, it is past 12:00 lol, so you can play on just NOT while you are driving home.

It is frustrating having to wait on other players BUT we knewn that when we signed up for the game, so we wait LOL.

hmmmm, I wonder where Shirley is I hope she is coming in the post her game I wanna play too, I REALLY liked that daylily she posted for the prize this time.
SHIRLEY would you PLEASE post the pic again? I want to drool some more.

:) Fran

    Bookmark   July 12, 2009 at 12:24PM
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ptilda(3/4)

So its not 12 yet. :)

    Bookmark   July 12, 2009 at 12:29PM
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poisondartfrog

Didn't Karen give us a heads up that she might have trouble getting online while visiting her folks or am I confused again?
At any rate, waiting is no big deal. Something could happen to any one of us that could delay our checking in.

Having said that, if she knows what's good for her, she will stay away from box 6!

    Bookmark   July 12, 2009 at 12:46PM
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ncgardengirl

OH well, I keep forgetting the TIME zone thing lol.

Gonna look pretty bad when you get caught playing online in CHURCH lady! hehe

OH YES Tracy, I remember that hehe....A pretty wild party huh? Never been to one of those, I am so deprived.

Ok well, I hope folks start filtering in soon. I am ready to DO something hehe.

:) Fran

    Bookmark   July 12, 2009 at 12:49PM
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antiqueorchid(Z-6)

I was the one who was visiting family and might have trouble posting. I am now home. Time to relax.

Denise

    Bookmark   July 12, 2009 at 1:01PM
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poisondartfrog

Thanks Denise. Sometimes I think I'm a 40 watt bulb in a 150 watt world!

    Bookmark   July 12, 2009 at 1:03PM
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ishareflowers

I just came in from planting to see if Karen came back yet, I'm glad I did! I forgot about the game today.

Ptilda, even if I didn't have my box frozen, I too would want to wait for Karen. Life happens!

Shirley, let's play or am I now banned for being an airhead.

Lisa

    Bookmark   July 12, 2009 at 1:07PM
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tracyvine(6 NE Ohio)

Alana, you aren't confused, Karen did say she would have a hard time to check in. Truth be told it is all my fault since I stole her box. I thought she still had time to check in before she had to leave. :O( Always the trouble maker.

Fran, yes, this one gets a bit crazy, hubby's cousin has a full bar in his game room with several different beers on tap. Last time the evening ended with fireworks and a corn cob throwing contest. The men were all lit up like chritmas trees and they were seeing who could throw their cob the furthest past the in ground pool. Needless to say, there were a substantial number that ended up in the pool. Once again, I will be the designated driver. :O)

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ncgardengirl

hmmmm, maybe Shirley forgot she was going to post the game today.

SO NOW what? LOL

Denise welcome home, how was your trip?

Tracy, I hope you enjoy yourself at the party.

:) Fran

    Bookmark   July 12, 2009 at 1:23PM
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ptilda(3/4)

The very people who expressed their frustration in the game being halted, are the ones now defending the existing process! lol

You should realize, I don't care either way whether we move on, but some of you DO care, but would rather complain than find a solution. I offered a solution ONLY for the sake of those who were frustrated. Guess you had a change of heart overnight.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2009 at 1:24PM
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ncgardengirl

It isn't a matter of complaining, it is how this game goes. There is not real solution other then waiting on the person whose turn it is.

It isn't Karen's fault that her box was stolen, she also stated that she would be away, but her box was stolen from her knowing this SO she can't be faulted or passed over because the rest of us wish to play nor can the game continue without her because let's say we decided based on the fact that no fault of her's we pass over her.
WELL that effects ME because I am in pocession of her box, so that means I wouldn't have a box so would that therefore NOW make it my turn because I would be boxless?

Not fair to Karen OR me to do that, the only fair thing to do IS wait. No matter how frustrating it is to be waiting that is all we can do unless the game is completely discontinued all together and Shirley decided to pair us up based on who joined. THEN there would have been no point in posting the contents..... it is just how this game is played, whether we like it or not the fact IS when we signed up for this swap we knew what the game was.
It just seems to go better in the other groups because I guess more people are able to be online more often in those groups....

:( Fran

    Bookmark   July 12, 2009 at 1:46PM
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antiqueorchid(Z-6)

Fran, I had a nice visit with my family. I wanted to go to a favorite nursery but didn't get a chance. I'm usually there for at least an hour when I go there. Maybe next time.

I love the tomatoe soup echinacea you have in your box. Where did you get that one?

Denise

    Bookmark   July 12, 2009 at 1:50PM
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tracyvine(6 NE Ohio)

Ptilda, we were all joking around passing the time. Glad that you don't care one way or the other. No one is truly frustrated, just gentle/not so gentle teasing. We can be a rowdy bunch but it is all in good fun.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2009 at 1:50PM
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ncgardengirl

From a group some of us are in Denise, mine is getting ready to BLOOM, I am tickled. I can't wait to see it, I hope it really is as red as the pics of it.

My merigue is blooming now and it is a tiny little thing but it is determined LOL.
BUT these are in my box not Tomato Soup,
Echinacea 'Pink Double Delight' young plants
Echinacea 'Mac 'N' Cheese' young plants mine is ALSO getting ready to bloom I hope it is as yellow as the pics are....

:) Fran

    Bookmark   July 12, 2009 at 2:00PM
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ishareflowers

Ptilda, There really was no need for that comment. I think you got your panties in a bunch over nothing! LOL

The petal pushers are a friendly group of ladies who love to rib each other, noone really means any harm! I know I get anxious to pick a box but certainly wouldn't have wanted someone to be skipped over,the ribbing of Karen is all in fun.

Speaking of ribbing, where the heck is our hostess. She promised a game ,da@# it and then decided to go out and play instead.

I need to get back out and plant some more, I'll check back in a bit.

Lisa

    Bookmark   July 12, 2009 at 2:01PM
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antiqueorchid(Z-6)

I knew that, I was thinking of the picture on the front of the parks catalogue. It has the tomatoe soup echinacea. I like the mac and cheese too. I have the pink double delight it is blooming now. It is so pretty.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2009 at 2:04PM
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ptilda(3/4)

My panties are certainly not in a bunch. As I've stated multiple times, I threw out a solution. It was deemed unnecessary, and that's perfectly fine with me. Quite honestly, I'm not sure why it's still being discussed.

Are we playing a game or something?

    Bookmark   July 12, 2009 at 2:06PM
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gardencraze(9b Groveland FL.)

HEY TRACY!!
I been thinking about the box I sent in June, how are those babies doing? Of the things I got from Pat I lost 2, but the others that she sent are making up for it ,they are doing great.

Silly me I ordered 10 beautiful hostas, hopefully I can trade some in our Aug. swap, we do have another one in Aug. right?
Check me out I'm not even finish this one and I'm already looking forward to the next one.LOL

Hey ya'll I hope everybody is having a great Sundayyyyyy:o)

    Bookmark   July 12, 2009 at 2:10PM
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tracyvine(6 NE Ohio)

Ptilda, you wrote:
"You should realize, I don't care either way whether we move on, but some of you DO care, but would rather complain than find a solution. I offered a solution ONLY for the sake of those who were frustrated. Guess you had a change of heart overnight."

Your panties seem a little bunched to me as well. I re-read most of last evening's posts and see no mention of any cranky people posting impatience in waiting for Karen to come by.

I think it is time to drop the subject because what will undoubtedly happen when Karen does come back is that she will have hurt feelings. She is one of the sweetest most caring individuals and deserves our patience and understanding as is our custom here.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2009 at 2:12PM
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poisondartfrog

I will have to miss the game. I am going to a matinee this afternoon.
ptilda, everything is copacetic. When I whine, I am usually just picking at folks. If I am honestly aggravated, there is absolutely no humor involved.
Have fun everyone!
Alana

    Bookmark   July 12, 2009 at 2:13PM
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tracyvine(6 NE Ohio)

Carmen, all of your plants are doing fantastic here! I am amazed at how quickly they have thrown off new growth. The twisted arrows is happily throwing off new shoots as are all the sedums. I have been enjoying blooms from your rain lilies every few days. I finally snagged a picture of one last night that I need to upload for you to see tomorrow. The only sad one is the begonia that I have potted up, it got a touch too much water with all the rain we had. It is now sheltered from the rain and developing new growth. Looking much happier now.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2009 at 2:19PM
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tracyvine(6 NE Ohio)

Alana, have a good time this afternoon. What movie are you going to see?

    Bookmark   July 12, 2009 at 2:24PM
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raggedyann161420

IF I HAVE TO STOP THIS CAR!!!!

Heading for bed, I'm tired and sad. Sis called me last night and they had to take their cat( Brit Brit) to the vet around 9p.m. and put her to sleep. She was 24, lived a great life but was time to say goodbye to her.

I will try and post more before I leave again tonight.

Waving to everyone!

LIFE IS GOOD,
Annie

    Bookmark   July 12, 2009 at 2:30PM
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ishareflowers

Mama Annie,

I'll be good from now on...I promise! Please don't tell Dad!

    Bookmark   July 12, 2009 at 2:37PM
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gardencraze(9b Groveland FL.)

Yea those begonias are finiky about wet feet, they like it a little on the 'just moist' side.
I have a begonia that I brought from the ilands, it has HUGE leaves some are over 15" wide and the flowers are gorgous the only bad thing is that I don't know who she is.
any way I'll post some pics soon. I love begonias. Im glad you are enjoying the rain lilies, my yellow and white have not done a thing for, but oh that pink she always explodes with blooms.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2009 at 2:42PM
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kalena67

I'm Back! I'm reallllly sorry! :( I didn't mean to keep everyone waiting. Let me go back and check the boxes. I feel so bad!

    Bookmark   July 12, 2009 at 3:15PM
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kalena67

Running away with box #5

    Bookmark   July 12, 2009 at 3:17PM
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tracyvine(6 NE Ohio)

Annie, I'm sorry for your sister's loss. It is so sad to lose part of our pet family. Hugs! I hope you have a good rest.

Carmen, that is what I figured. I thought I had it tucked back enough on the patio to shelter it but was soooo wrong! Of course, the monsoons that we had were a little tough to hide from. I should have brought it in the house.

I would love to see some pics of your giant begonia! The pink RL is who I have a picture of. You should know they must behave here as they do at home since that is the one who has bloomed most here too. LOL!

So Lisa, what else did you buy at the nursery? Hmmmm? Anything I might want to pinch from your yard when I sneak over next time? :O)

    Bookmark   July 12, 2009 at 3:20PM
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tracyvine(6 NE Ohio)

Karen! HELLOOOOOOO! It's my fault, not yours, sorry! Thief, you stole box 5!

Current Standing
Tracy- Box #2 (Lisa's)
Sassy- Box #10 (Vic's)
Carmen- Box #9 (ptilda's) FROZEN
Karen- Box #5 (Alana's)
Pat- Box #8 (Tracy's)
Lisa- Box #3 (Shirley's) FROZEN
ptilda - Box #13 (Denise)
Deb- Box #12 (Sassy's)
Denise-
Vic- Box #11 (Fran's)
Shirley- Box #4 (Pat's)
Fran- Box #1(Karen's)
Alana-Box #6 (Carmen's)

    Bookmark   July 12, 2009 at 3:28PM
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kalena67

I've gone and caught up with the thread and see I've caused a little trouble. I haven't gone back to the previous thread, but thought I had wrote that I wouldn't be back For most of the day and all of last evening. Things didn't go as I thought and I never got to check in around supper time, like I had hoped. My hubby is on the fire dept. and every year they host a Firemans Appreciation day, with activities throughout the day. I didn't get home until 2am last night and went straight to bed. This morning I slept in, and then got busy with chores and feeding people and completely forgot to check in, and for this I am truely sorry! Please no one be mad at Priscilla, or at each other. (..or at me...) I know it gets hard waiting, and I've made everyone wait for a long time.

Can we get back to having fun??? I'm giving you all my best puppy eyes right now!

Karen

    Bookmark   July 12, 2009 at 3:32PM
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ptilda(3/4)

Annie, tell your sister I'm very sorry about her kitty. I hate loosing a pet!

Karen, I wasn't frustrated in the least about you not being here. Simply addressing the concerns that were expressed. No one was mad, just getting impatient & I think we're all a little greedy, especially when those amazing photos keep getting posted! :)

BTW, I thought someone said something about a little afternoon game of some sorts (trivia or something)? Or am I just dreaming?

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antiqueorchid(Z-6)

I'm going to pick box #2. Next.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2009 at 3:52PM
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ptilda(3/4)

1) Tracy #4/#12/#1/#4/#6/#12/#2
2) Sassy #5/#3/#5/#10
3) Carmen DONE! (wins Box #9)
4) Karen #2/#5
5) Pat #8
6) Lisa DONE! (wins Box #3)
7) Priscilla #4/#13
8) Deb #5/#9/#12/#9/#5/#12/
9) Denise #3/#5/#3/#12/#5/#2

  1. Vic #13/#11
  2. Shirley #4/#12/#4
  3. Fran #1
  4. Alana#6/

Apparently, I was wrong on a couple of these numbers yesterday, but I wasn't sure where that was. Does someone who understood it want to make the corrections for me? Tks.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2009 at 3:58PM
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tracyvine(6 NE Ohio)

Taking box 5 from Karen! Hahahahaha! Ok, we're leaving now and will not be back until very late. So have fun and run with those boxes!

Karen, hugs! You are just perfect. Love you!

Somebody update the list, cause I've got to go! Bye!

    Bookmark   July 12, 2009 at 3:59PM
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ptilda(3/4)

Your box just got snatched! (hahahaha *thumbing nose like a 3rd grader*)

Pick something good! :)

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ptilda(3/4)

I'll keep track of who has what & how many times they've had it, if someone else wants to keep track of how many times each box was stolen, 'cause I don't have those numbers up-to-date.

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kalena67

I'm going back to my original choice, and taking #2 from Denise. (running fast!!)

Have fun Tracy!

Priscilla, my son spilled pop on my sheet, and I never made a new one, so I can not help you with your list, believe me, I wish I still had mine!!

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antiqueorchid(Z-6)

1) Tracy #4/#12/#1/#4/#6/#12/#2/#5
2) Sassy #5/#3/#5/#10
3) Carmen DONE! (wins Box #9)
4) *Karen #2/#5 ( YOUR TURN )
5) Pat #8
6) Lisa DONE! (wins Box #3)
7) Priscilla #4/#13
8) Deb #5/#9/#12/#9/#5/#12/
9) Denise #3/#5/#3/#12/#5/#2

  1. Vic #13/#11
  2. Shirley #4/#12/#4
  3. Fran #1
  4. Alana#6/
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ptilda(3/4)

Does anyone care if we go with the numbers as I have them on my list now & don't worry if they are off one or two numbers (I know mine are right, 'cause I've only picked 2x & I think everyone else's are too)? I'll do the times each box has been picked based on the last list of it's kind, 'cause I'm NOT gonna go back & count them all! :)

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1) Tracy #4/#12/#1/#4/#6/#12/#2/#5
2) Sassy #5/#3/#5/#10
3) Carmen DONE! (wins Box #9)
4) Karen #2/#5/#2
5) Pat #8
6) Lisa DONE! (wins Box #3)
7) Priscilla #4/#13
8) Deb #5/#9/#12/#9/#5/#12/
9) *Denise #3/#5/#3/#12/#5/#2( YOUR TURN )

  1. Vic #13/#11
  2. Shirley #4/#12/#4
  3. Fran #1
  4. Alana#6/
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ptilda(3/4)

The very people who expressed their frustration in the game being halted, are the ones now defending the existing process! lol

You should realize, I don't care either way whether we move on, but some of you DO care, but would rather complain than find a solution. I offered a solution ONLY for the sake of those who were frustrated. Guess you had a change of heart overnight.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2009 at 7:05PM
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