San Antonio Plant Swap 04/05/14

roselee z8b S.W. TexasApril 5, 2014

Over 35 swappers gathered for the upteenth SAPS. Much appreciation to 'Plantmaven' Kathy and 'Castrogardener' Patty for starting this swap years ago.

It was a bit of a chilly morning in the high 50's but I didn't hear one complaint. NOT ONE!. Everyone was too happy trading plants and catching up on the latest news to be bothered.

Here are photos of many of the participants. I hope there's a photo of everyone who was there. I'll put names if I can read the name tags. So sorry if I didn't get your name.

Paul ...

Gwyneth making off with her loot from Patty ...

Passing around plants is what it's all about ...

That's "Irishman" Fritz (that's what he told me anyway :-) with Terry on the right

Happy swappers ...

Checking out the details ...

Linda8 and Tonya sharing a warm hug ...

Madeleine ...

'Phoenix' Joey took the day off from SABG to join us ...

Lee looks like he may have found a warm spot ...

Diane and Ken ...

Chuck and wife ...

Can you find Pat in her signature 'Frog Lady' shirt? Oh, and that's Joey's Mom standing next to him. Glad she could come again ...

'Bluegirl' Karen not looking so blue -- not moodwise anyway. 'Honeybunny' Barbra on the right ...

Lan with her beautiful Dalmation.. The dog's name means 'Princess' in Chinese ...

More happy swappers ...

Geneva and Gwyneth ...

Lorelei on the right ...

We surely had a great time swapping and yapping! I dearly love the plants passed along to me. Thank you! And I'm looking foreward to the fall swap. Unless something comes up we're setting the date for Sat. Oct. 18. Mark your calendars. I hope to have an open garden after the fall swap unless someone else would like to open their garden ... :-)

Many, many thanks to 'Honeybunny' Barbra for hosting the swap and getting there early (VERY EARLY -- in the dark!) to secure the free pavilion.

Many of you who've attended before were sorely missed ... :-( Looking forward to seeing y'all next time.

Happy planting!

This post was edited by roselee on Mon, Apr 7, 14 at 0:12

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plantmaven(8b/9a TX)

Correction....It was Barbra "Honeybunny" Fox and I that started the swap. After we decided to do one Patty jumped in with her expert advice on how and what to do. Patty and Barbra, remember that I threatened to throw my left over plants in the trash and no one believed me until I did. I was only 5 months post reconstructive spin surgery, so it was Oct. 2006. I have to make the next one as that is my birthday.
But I did get my new roman shades and curtain rods installed. Maeve had never seen that widow open and was so excited to be that close to the squirrel in the crepe myrtle. Of course my son was egging her on.

    Bookmark   April 5, 2014 at 10:24PM
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roselee z8b S.W. Texas

Thanks for the correction. Wow -- you three have been at this swap business a long time and you're not done yet. Yes. you HAVE to come in the fall if that's your birthday.

That's a darling picture of Maeve!

    Bookmark   April 5, 2014 at 11:08PM
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Thank you everyone for securing the site, establishing the swap & for your generous sharing. I scored the neatest plants & had so much fun visiting with everyone.

Particular thanks to Patty for hauling down a PICKUP BED SIZED "Flores Street Houseater" rose, plus many other wonderful roses & plants.

And Roselee, besides the neat Manfreda/agave cross, thank you for the wonderful Peter Beales "Classic Roses" book--what a thrill!--been pouring over it since Sat.
(but ya know, there's a NAME for people who take photos of dummies making big silly grins THEN POSTING THE PICS ON THE INTERNET!!!!!!!!!!!!)

Seriously, though, please e-mail me your addy--I have LOTS of the Gregg's dalea--I'd love to send you a good bunch so you can get it started & enjoy the blooms.

    Bookmark   April 6, 2014 at 10:52PM
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roselee z8b S.W. Texas

Bluegirl Karen, I sent you an email.

Nite nite ...

    Bookmark   April 7, 2014 at 12:49AM
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Looks like it was an AWESOME swap! Sorry I couldn't be there. Thanks for the pictures - Lisa

    Bookmark   April 18, 2014 at 4:27AM
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roselee z8b S.W. Texas

Lisa, you were missed! Hope to see you at the fall swap Oct. 18, 2014 ... :-)

    Bookmark   April 18, 2014 at 10:53AM
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Thanks Roselee- my hands have hardly touched dirt the last three months. I really miss it. I'll mark down the fall date. Hopefully things will have settled down by then.


    Bookmark   April 19, 2014 at 9:19AM
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