update: fotess yard sale part 3

sjc48August 19, 2014

Well, this is the third time I've tried to start a new thread. Hope it works this time!

Jayeanne, that is a frit, but it's a Great Spangled Frit, smaller than Ruth's Gulf frit. Well, I'm pretty sure that's what it is! And the black one could be a Black Swallowtail, but I'm not certain, I still get the black swallowtails confused! Great captures and beautiful pics!

Got home a little early, not complaining, as soon as I eat and unwind, I'll post the update!

Loving the butterfly pics!

YAY!! It worked, Please use this thread for the Swap!
Shirley!

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EricaBraun(9b)

Shirley,

Looks like you went a little crazy with the triple update! Made me giggle, as I looked at the other two first.

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pinkiris

Thanks Shirley! I just love the butterflys....here is a hummingbird I was able to capture today....

Jayeanne

    Bookmark   August 19, 2014 at 6:11PM
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flowergirl34(5 Upstate NY)

Wow Shirley! It sure was easy to find the new thread :D

Everything is in the mail. I'm so ahead this month I'm scaring myself, lol.

Vina
1. Double fan - daylily - Eggplant Ecstasy - JAYEANNE 9114 9999 4423 8118 5464 63
2. Double fan - daylily - Firestorm - RUTH 9114 9999 4423 8118 5464 94
3. Iris - Tall bearded - YES! - SHIRLEY/SJC 9114 9999 4423 8118 5464 70

Love all the pictures!

Have a great night!
vina

Got a picture of a hummingbird moth on a butterfly bush to share :)

    Bookmark   August 19, 2014 at 6:45PM
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sjc48

What a goof up on posting! I waited at least 3 minutes for those first two to show up as posted and they did, as soon as I posted the third one-AAAGGGHHH!

Katie and Ruth, your plants are on the way, PO Lady said they should all be there by Friday. Sure hope so! I have tracking if needed.

You are all doing a great job, getting your yard sale items out to their new owners. Still have lots of time too!

Thanks for sharing the Hummingbird moth, Vina, I've only had one come in this year. It was very tiny, I thought I was taking a pic of a bee!

Pink, good shot of the hummer. They are SO hard to get pics of. I've had lots this summer-still waiting on a good pic tho!

Yard Sale Time!
Sheri - COMPLETED
1. Bag# 1 - named flower seeds-20 packs, SENT TO ERICA - REC'D
2. Bag# 2 - named flower seeds-20 packs SENT TO ALANA - REC'D
3. Exquisite new Garden Decoration - SHERI- ALREADY IN HER GARDEN!

Vina
1. Double fan - daylily - Eggplant Ecstasy SENT TO JAYEANNE
2. Double fan - daylily - Firestorm SENT TO RUTH
3. Iris - Tall bearded - YES! SENT TO SHIRLEY/SJC

Jayeanne - COMPLETED
1. Gloriosa Lily SENT TO SHIRLEY/BG - REC'D
2. Daylily - Land of Cotton SENT TO JEANNE - REC'D
3. "Lionheart" Tango Lily SENT TO SHARON - REC'D

Alana
1. Daylily - double fan - Wind Frills - JAYEANNE
2. Daylily - double fan - Pink Peppermint - ERICA
3. Varigated Bleeding Heart Vine SENT TO SHIRLEY/BG

Shirley/BG
1. Daylily - Westbourne Granny's Bonnet - ALANA/EBS
2. Calla Lily - Black Forest SENT TO RUTH - REC'D
3. Japanese Iris - Lion King SENT TO SHERI

Shirley/sjc48
1. 2 Hardy Geranium plants SENT TO RUTH
2. 4 magazines - 2 each of Garden Gate and Country Gardens SENT TO KATIE - REC'D
3. Butterfly Bundle SENT TO KATIE

Jeanne
1. NOID Iris's SENT TO PEGGY
2, Bushel of Tomatoes -12 pks of tomato seeds SENT TO ERICA - REC'D
3. Garden Themed Sticky Note Pad and Pen SENT TO ALANA - REC'D

Katie
1.Bulbous Bonanza Iris-Candy Apple and Daylily Avis Jean SENT TO JAYEANNE
2. Naturally Native - Spicebush, Black Cohosh and Virgin's Bower seedlings - PEGGY
3. 6 issues of Better Homes and Gardens magazine SENT TO VINA

Ruth
1. Birdhouse Windchime SENT TO PEGGY
2. Frog thermometer SENT TO SHERI
3. Species Brugmansia SENT TO SHARON

Erica -
1. 10 Packs Tomato Seeds SENT TO HEIDI
2. Edibles! 20 packs seeds SENT TO KATIE - REC'D
3. 16 packs Medicinal Herb seeds SENT TO SHIRLEY/SJC -REC'D

Heidi
1. Echinacea Express - seeds SENT TO JEANNE-REC'D
2. Sedum Select - plants SENT TO JEANNE-REC'D
3. Gift of Gaillardia - seeds SENT TO SHARON

Peggy
1. Sunset Landscaping for Privacy book - VINA
2. Otho Vegetable book - VINA
3. Sunset Patios and Decks - SHIRLEY/SJC
(Plus a mystery item with each book!)

Sharon/gmom
1. Alaskan Daisy - plant SENT TO HEIDI
2. French Lavender - plant SENT TO SHIRLEY/BG - REC'D
3. Malva-Pink & White - plant SENT TO HEIDI

Off to bed, maybe,
Shirley!

    Bookmark   August 19, 2014 at 7:45PM
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sjc48

Good Morning, just wanted to bump this up so no one will get as confused as I did!
Hope everyone has a great day!
Shirley!

    Bookmark   August 20, 2014 at 10:05AM
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pinkiris

Wanted to share this photo I was able to get this morning.....

Jayeanne

    Bookmark   August 20, 2014 at 11:57AM
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Panhandle_Seed_Swap(8 Florida Panhandle)

Ruth's very well-packed frog thermometer arrived safely today. Thank you so much, Ruth... I love it!

Sheri

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pinkiris

Hey Katie!

Thank you so much for the wonderful Bulbous Bonanza Iris-Candy Apple and Daylily Avis Jean! Cant wait to see the blooms next year!

Jayeanne

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    Bookmark   August 20, 2014 at 6:11PM
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sandlapper_rose(Zone 8)

Peggy, my tracking number shows the irises were delivered to you several days ago. I sure hope you got them.
I just thought I would post because sometimes mail carriers leave packages in odd places.
So glad the plants were well hydrated when they left from South Carolina.
Jeanne

    Bookmark   August 20, 2014 at 8:17PM
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gmom2-6boys

Jayeanne, Thanks for the seed. I can't to get them planted. Do you think it's to late to get them started this year? But there are multiples of each pack so I could try some. Thanks so much. I should have the best looking garden of all next year. The seed arrived just as I was leaving on Saturday, sorry I didn't post earlier.

ShirleyBG did you get your package?

Heidi, I will mail your package when I return from another weekend trip.

Welcome to the 2 new members.
Sharon
gmom

    Bookmark   August 20, 2014 at 11:40PM
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poisondartfrog

I mailed Jayeanne's and Erica's daylilies in the wee hours and did not get delivery confirmation. Sorry. If they don't arrive I will happily replace.
I'll be glad when this month is over and I'm be back to normal chaos.

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EricaBraun(9b)

Thanks, Alana. I'll be sure to let you know when they arrive!

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xiangirl zone 4/5 Nebraska(5)

Erica,
Thank you for the tomato seeds. My husband 'carefully filed' them with some other mail and I found them today. They are labeled so well. Nicely done.
This year I grew ribbed bright yellow tomatoes. They look a lot like yellow bell peppers. They were labeled German Yoder, but they don't look like the pictures I see when I Google that. I'll have to take a picture and put it up for you.
Thank you again!
Heidi

    Bookmark   August 21, 2014 at 2:31PM
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pinkiris

Hey Vina!

Thank you so much for the Double fan - daylily - Eggplant Ecstasy! Cant wait to see the blooms next year!

Jayeanne

    Bookmark   August 21, 2014 at 5:17PM
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pinkiris

Hey Alana!

Thank you so much for the Daylily - double fan - Wind Frills! Cant wait to see the blooms next year!

Jayeanne

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EricaBraun(9b)

Alana,

I got my pink peppermint daylily today. Thank you so much!

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sjc48

Evening All!

Normal chaos sounds good to me too, Alana.

Great pic, Pink, you don't often see them perching!

Hope all is well with Peggy.

Long hours at work and the beginnings of a summer (fall?) cold are sending me to bed early again. But first, another update!

Yard Sale Time!
Sheri - COMPLETED
1. Bag# 1 - named flower seeds-20 packs, SENT TO ERICA - REC'D
2. Bag# 2 - named flower seeds-20 packs SENT TO ALANA - REC'D
3. Exquisite new Garden Decoration - SHERI- ALREADY IN HER GARDEN!

Vina
1. Double fan - daylily - Eggplant Ecstasy SENT TO JAYEANNE - REC'D
2. Double fan - daylily - Firestorm SENT TO RUTH
3. Iris - Tall bearded - YES! SENT TO SHIRLEY/SJC

Jayeanne - COMPLETED
1. Gloriosa Lily SENT TO SHIRLEY/BG - REC'D
2. Daylily - Land of Cotton SENT TO JEANNE - REC'D
3. "Lionheart" Tango Lily SENT TO SHARON - REC'D

Alana
1. Daylily - double fan - Wind Frills - SENT TO JAYEANNE - REC'D
2. Daylily - double fan - Pink Peppermint - SENT TO ERICA - REC'D
3. Varigated Bleeding Heart Vine SENT TO SHIRLEY/BG

Shirley/BG
1. Daylily - Westbourne Granny's Bonnet - ALANA/EBS
2. Calla Lily - Black Forest SENT TO RUTH - REC'D
3. Japanese Iris - Lion King SENT TO SHERI

Shirley/sjc48
1. 2 Hardy Geranium plants SENT TO RUTH
2. 4 magazines - 2 each of Garden Gate and Country Gardens SENT TO KATIE - REC'D
3. Butterfly Bundle SENT TO KATIE

Jeanne
1. NOID Iris's SENT TO PEGGY
2, Bushel of Tomatoes -12 pks of tomato seeds SENT TO ERICA - REC'D
3. Garden Themed Sticky Note Pad and Pen SENT TO ALANA - REC'D

Katie
1.Bulbous Bonanza Iris-Candy Apple and Daylily Avis Jean SENT TO JAYEANNE - REC'D
2. Naturally Native - Spicebush, Black Cohosh and Virgin's Bower seedlings - PEGGY
3. 6 issues of Better Homes and Gardens magazine SENT TO VINA

Ruth
1. Birdhouse Windchime SENT TO PEGGY
2. Frog thermometer SENT TO SHERI - REC'D
3. Species Brugmansia SENT TO SHARON

Erica - COMPLETED
1. 10 Packs Tomato Seeds SENT TO HEIDI - REC'D
2. Edibles! 20 packs seeds SENT TO KATIE - REC'D
3. 16 packs Medicinal Herb seeds SENT TO SHIRLEY/SJC -REC'D

Heidi - COMPLETED
1. Echinacea Express - seeds SENT TO JEANNE-REC'D
2. Sedum Select - plants SENT TO JEANNE-REC'D
3. Gift of Gaillardia - seeds SENT TO SHARON - REC'D

Peggy
1. Sunset Landscaping for Privacy book - VINA
2. Otho Vegetable book - VINA
3. Sunset Patios and Decks - SHIRLEY/SJC
(Plus a mystery item with each book!)

Sharon/gmom
1. Alaskan Daisy - plant SENT TO HEIDI
2. French Lavender - plant SENT TO SHIRLEY/BG - REC'D
3. Malva-Pink & White - plant SENT TO HEIDI

TGIF for real!
Shirley!

    Bookmark   August 21, 2014 at 7:19PM
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kchd(7b/8a MS)

Hi ladies. Today I received replacement seeds from Erica that the Post Office employees ate out of the first package. Also received the Butterfly Bundle box. Shirley, the plants look good! Also, I see the rue and the white borage. What is the third? I can't remember. It's no wonder; my brain is mush these days.

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brittneysgran

Sharon-Yes Shirley has it marked that I received.

Shirley

    Bookmark   August 21, 2014 at 9:02PM
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flowergirl34(5 Upstate NY)

Morning!

Yesterday I received Katie's 6 issues of Better Homes and Gardens. Will have fun looking through these. I love looking at the recipes. :)

THANKS!
vina

    Bookmark   August 22, 2014 at 8:46AM
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Panhandle_Seed_Swap(8 Florida Panhandle)

Shirley C. - I posted a "Thank You" for Shirley S.'s Lion King Iris a while back. Please mark it as received. Thanks!

Sheri

    Bookmark   August 22, 2014 at 8:50AM
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pinkiris

hey Katie!

Just wondering on the 'Candy Apple' Iris....is that one the Tall Bearded (TB) Iris or is that the Standard Dwarf Bearded (SDB) Iris? There are actually 2 different ones, LOL....Getting ready to plant that and when I looked it up online there is one of each and I dont remember you specifying which one it was...hope you can help me out =) thanks!!

Jayeanne

    Bookmark   August 22, 2014 at 5:19PM
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ruthz

Shirley & Vina,
Received daylily and geraniums today.
They look great and will be planted in the morning after an overnight water soak.
Thanks for sharing.

    Bookmark   August 22, 2014 at 6:19PM
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xiangirl zone 4/5 Nebraska(5)

Hi there. I don't want to be the bearer of bad news, but Sharon/gmom your package says it was delivered to Franklin, NC instead of Nebraska. Was that an oops on the part of the USPS? I was checking out the tracking number you sent 9114901189866676848657 due to arrive on 8/14/14.
1. Alaskan Daisy - plant SENT TO HEIDI
3. Malva-Pink & White - plant SENT TO HEIDI

Heidi

    Bookmark   August 22, 2014 at 9:36PM
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sjc48

Evening All!

Heidi, let me know if there's anything I can do.

Sheri, sorry bout that, got it corrected!

Katie, they are Echinacea, sorry for the subs!

Vina, got the "YES" today, can't wait to add it to the collection! Googled it again, and no, I don't have one like it. Thank you!

Spent way too many hours shopping this afternoon and evening. Waiting until you are down to your last strand of spaghetti is not really a good idea. And when are they going to put that wretched skirt on sale?

Cie la Guerre! Hope you all have a nice Saturday!

Yard Sale Time!
Sheri - COMPLETED
1. Bag# 1 - named flower seeds-20 packs, SENT TO ERICA - REC'D
2. Bag# 2 - named flower seeds-20 packs SENT TO ALANA - REC'D
3. Exquisite new Garden Decoration - SHERI- ALREADY IN HER GARDEN!

Vina - COMPLETED
1. Double fan - daylily - Eggplant Ecstasy SENT TO JAYEANNE - REC'D
2. Double fan - daylily - Firestorm SENT TO RUTH - REC'D
3. Iris - Tall bearded - YES! SENT TO SHIRLEY/SJC - REC'D

Jayeanne - COMPLETED
1. Gloriosa Lily SENT TO SHIRLEY/BG - REC'D
2. Daylily - Land of Cotton SENT TO JEANNE - REC'D
3. "Lionheart" Tango Lily SENT TO SHARON - REC'D

Alana
1. Daylily - double fan - Wind Frills - SENT TO JAYEANNE - REC'D
2. Daylily - double fan - Pink Peppermint - SENT TO ERICA - REC'D
3. Varigated Bleeding Heart Vine SENT TO SHIRLEY/BG

Shirley/BG
1. Daylily - Westbourne Granny's Bonnet - ALANA/EBS
2. Calla Lily - Black Forest SENT TO RUTH - REC'D
3. Japanese Iris - Lion King SENT TO SHERI- REC'D

Shirley/sjc48 -COMPLETED
1. 2 Hardy Geranium plants SENT TO RUTH - REC'D
2. 4 magazines - 2 each of Garden Gate and Country Gardens SENT TO KATIE - REC'D
3. Butterfly Bundle SENT TO KATIE - REC'D

Jeanne
1. NOID Iris's SENT TO PEGGY
2, Bushel of Tomatoes -12 pks of tomato seeds SENT TO ERICA - REC'D
3. Garden Themed Sticky Note Pad and Pen SENT TO ALANA - REC'D

Katie
1.Bulbous Bonanza Iris-Candy Apple and Daylily Avis Jean SENT TO JAYEANNE - REC'D
2. Naturally Native - Spicebush, Black Cohosh and Virgin's Bower seedlings - PEGGY
3. 6 issues of Better Homes and Gardens magazine SENT TO VINA - REC'D

Ruth
1. Birdhouse Windchime SENT TO PEGGY
2. Frog thermometer SENT TO SHERI - REC'D
3. Species Brugmansia SENT TO SHARON

Erica - COMPLETED
1. 10 Packs Tomato Seeds SENT TO HEIDI - REC'D
2. Edibles! 20 packs seeds SENT TO KATIE - REC'D
3. 16 packs Medicinal Herb seeds SENT TO SHIRLEY/SJC -REC'D

Heidi - COMPLETED
1. Echinacea Express - seeds SENT TO JEANNE-REC'D
2. Sedum Select - plants SENT TO JEANNE-REC'D
3. Gift of Gaillardia - seeds SENT TO SHARON - REC'D

Peggy
1. Sunset Landscaping for Privacy book - VINA
2. Otho Vegetable book - VINA
3. Sunset Patios and Decks - SHIRLEY/SJC
(Plus a mystery item with each book!)

Sharon/gmom
1. Alaskan Daisy - plant SENT TO HEIDI
2. French Lavender - plant SENT TO SHIRLEY/BG - REC'D
3. Malva-Pink & White - plant SENT TO HEIDI

    Bookmark   August 22, 2014 at 10:16PM
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kchd(7b/8a MS)

Jayeanne, I am not completely sure which one it is; BUT! I received it originally several years ago from Vina. VINA, which one is it?? Do you know?

Shirley, I hope you were just imagining getting a cold and are feeling well!

Signed our contract with our builder today; hence the brain mush. Oh MY!

    Bookmark   August 22, 2014 at 10:18PM
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gmom2-6boys

Heidi, It was my fault it went to N.C. I sent it to Shirley instead of you. Yours will go out this coming week one day.
Mu fault, I'm sorry.

Ruth, I received your daylily today. It's all planted and ready for winter. I can't wait for it to bloom.

Have a great weekend to all!

Sharon
gmom

    Bookmark   August 22, 2014 at 11:07PM
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flowergirl34(5 Upstate NY)

Morning! :)

So glad my packages made it okay! PHEW...

Jayeanne, It's a tall bearded Candy Apple Classic :)

Have a great Saturday!
vina

Candy Apple Classic

    Bookmark   August 23, 2014 at 7:54AM
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pinkiris

Wow that is gorgeous Vina! thank you for the help Katie and Vina I know exactly where it is going to go, LOL.

Enjoy your weekend!
Jayeanne

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kchd(7b/8a MS)

Shirley, somehow I missed your response in your last post. Blaming it on the mush brain. Echinacea? AWESOME!! I know you were worried about it traveling as a little plant, but it looks great!!

Vina, thanks for the clarification! I have a hard time keeping the different types of iris straight. Bearded, Siberian, Louisiana, dwarfs, Japanese, Dutch, English, beardless, crested, etc. There's so many!

This post was edited by kchd on Sat, Aug 23, 14 at 9:56

    Bookmark   August 23, 2014 at 9:53AM
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xiangirl zone 4/5 Nebraska(5)

No problem Sharon/gmom. I'll be patient.
Here is a picture of my tomatoes. (I don't have any butterfly pics.)

Heidi

    Bookmark   August 24, 2014 at 5:31PM
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EricaBraun(9b)

Heidi,

Great looking tomatoes. I'm guessing those are the stuffing kind - they look like bell peppers! What variety are they, and how do you like them?

    Bookmark   August 24, 2014 at 5:53PM
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sjc48

Evening, Everybody! Did you all have a nice Sunday? I spent some time, would you believe, clearing out some of the flower beds and containers. This has been a strange year for flowers, for me, my nasturciums and portulaca are just now starting to bloom. Some others are into their second bloom.

Heidi, I'm glad you posted a pic of those tomatoes, couldn't visualize them when you described them!! They do look like green peppers!

On with the Swap. Here's what we have left:
Sharon and Heidi are taking care of their problem.
Ruth has sent to Sharon.
Alana has sent to Shirley/BG.
Shirley/BG is sending to Alana (when the seeds are ripe?)
Let me know if this isn't right!

Haven't heard from Peggy, for a while, hopefully she has received from Ruth, Jeanne and Katie. Jeanne and I have both emailed her, we haven't heard anything yet. We still have a week left to mail out, so we'll give it until the 31st. I hope nothing is wrong.
Vina, I have you covered, no problems there!

This weekend went WAY too fast,
Have a great Monday,
Shirley!

    Bookmark   August 24, 2014 at 8:03PM
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ruthz

Shirley, the tracking # for the package I sent to Peggy shows it was delivered.
Hopefully everything is okay with her.

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kchd(7b/8a MS)

I emailed Peggy shortly after the yard sale. She is having terribly hot weather like me, so I haven't sent plants to her yet. We were going to revisit the weather at the end of the month. It hasn't rained at my house since August 3rd. Boo hoo!!

    Bookmark   August 24, 2014 at 8:24PM
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flowergirl34(5 Upstate NY)

Morning!

Those are some very interesting tomatoes! How do they taste?

No Shirley, I'm fine :) No worries.

Cut a tree down yesterday that was leaning way too much for my comfort, in the yard. Hubby turned the trunk into a nice bench :) But, boy am I sore today! Moving tree limbs and logs...wow am I moving slow today, lol.

Off to find the advil...
vina

Got a yellow swallowtail on a regular orange daylily :)

    Bookmark   August 25, 2014 at 8:34AM
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poisondartfrog

Shirley,
Sorry I've been away for a few days, feels like a few weeks, this time with a sick family member, but Shirley's Yard Sale rooted Bleeding Heart Vine was in the box with her daylilies from another swap, which she has received.
Thanks, Alana

    Bookmark   August 25, 2014 at 2:00PM
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xiangirl zone 4/5 Nebraska(5)

I got the tomato seeds in a trade and they were called German Yoder Amish Yellow (heirloom) tomatoes. So I was picking them when they were bright yellow. They didn't have much flavor. I missed one and picked it yesterday. It went from green to bright yellow to a pinkish peach and it had very good flavor. So now I am leaving them a little longer. They are good in salads, sliced, made some into chili. I really like their flavor--mild, but still a tomato from the garden taste, not the grocery store tomatoes! My tomato plants (not just this one, diff. varieties) put on tomatoes and then quit. I was sure I'd be up to my eyeballs in tomatoes by now, but I'm not. A few new blooms, but almost no young tomatoes.
I found 12 green beans last night! I planted green beans, pole beans, June 1 and the morning glories took over. I thought the beans just didn't produce. It might have been a lack of pollination since the blooms were taken over by the morning glories. I was thrilled to find a dozen beans! Oh, the crazy things we find.
Thought of you, Shirley! The neighbor's apple tree is loaded with great apples. They don't want them. Just let them fall to the ground. I put up a notice on Facebook for my town that anyone who wanted any could come and get some (bring your own ladder and wear boots). I can't stand wasted food, especially home grown apples in perfect shape!
Heidi

    Bookmark   August 25, 2014 at 6:10PM
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sjc48

Many thanks, Ruth, Katie and Alana, for posting!

Vina, great shot of the ETS! I always think it's a tad bit strange to see them nectaring on lilies, not a food source, but I see Monarchs on the turk's caps all the time; apparently they don't care what the books say!

Heidi, what are you going to do with the apples? Pies? Sauce? Cobblers? Or just eat them. I agree, don't waste them.
I never had luck with green beans, never even found 12!

Hot, muggy day here today. Supposed to get rain the rest of the week.

Update on what's left to do:
Sharon and Heidi are taking care of their problem.
Shirley/BG is sending to Alana (when the seeds are ripe?)
Katie will send to Peggy when it's good!
Peggy - Waiting to hear from her.

Have a great day tomorrow!
Shirley!

    Bookmark   August 25, 2014 at 8:20PM
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canfan

Helloooo Everyone...

I have been off line but I am back to report that I (finally) mailed packages to Vina and Shirley, today. I have tracking numbers which I left in the car so I will post them later.. but per po they should be delivered next Wednesday.

I did receive the very cute bird house and cuttings... unfortunately the the cuttings sat at the po longer than they should have... which makes me sad...

I have been canning some crab apple jelly and butter, weeding the garden and keeping an eye out for hidden cucumbers. I hope to make some mustard pickles in the next day or so. Lots of plans but I need an assistant to help me through the multi tasks that are waiting for me to do. Hope everyone is basking in the final days of summer. I am looking forward to cooler days ahead. Regards... Peggy

    Bookmark   August 26, 2014 at 7:45PM
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sjc48

Peggy, thanks for posting, with days to spare too! Good to hear from ya! Mustard pickles sound good!

Busy doing last minute packing-heading out to go see the granddaughters for a long, long weekend. Much needed break!

I'll talk to ya all in a day or so,
Shirley!

    Bookmark   August 26, 2014 at 10:29PM
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flowergirl34(5 Upstate NY)

Happy Saturday!

Just wanted to post that I rec'd my books and special surprises from Peggy :) Thank you for the dehydrated cucumbers and the fruit roll ups...yum! Will be putting the books in my "read in winter" stash. Much too much to do this time of year, but, they look very interesting when I was thumbing through them.

Have a great day!!
vina

    Bookmark   August 30, 2014 at 8:02AM
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sjc48

Good Morning!
Thanks for posting, Vina!
My Yard Sale items will probably be waiting for me when I get home tomorrow; I'm spending some time in Kettering with Tabs and Myrna!
Today is the last day of the swap and I think everything is under control.
Shirley/BG will be sending to Alana, and will let us know.
Katie is sending to Peggy and will let us know.
We'll keep the swap open so they can post, but other than those two, I think we are done!
I wanted to thank everyone for making this swap so great, and as I said before, if we hold a Yard Sale next year, there will be some changes made for the better!
I know Jeanne will be posting September's swap soon, and I hope to see lots of our members joining in!
Well, gotta get ready for the playground and splash pad!
Talk to ya all soon!
Shirley!

    Bookmark   August 30, 2014 at 9:11AM
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sjc48

Greetings All!
Just wanted to post that I received Peggy's Yard Sale Items today, it was certainly worth the wait! In addition to my Patio & Deck book, she sent me cupcake papers/flags, a cupcake recipe and a cupcake divider, didn't know they made things like that! Peggy also sent some fruit and veggie strips, some cucumber strips that she made (very tasty!) and a tiny little Australian cookbook!

Peggy, these made my day, especially since I spent it on the couch trying to get over some kind of gut bug! Cheered me right up, Thank You!

Okay, back to the couch!
Shirley!

    Bookmark   September 2, 2014 at 7:49PM
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canfan

Sorry to hear that you are not feeling well, Shirley. Hope the reading material keeps you occupied while you recover.

The fruit strips are made locally. The cuc chips were first attempt to come up with a healthy alternative to potato chips. I must say that potato chips will never disappear from my 'want' list...haha

Have too many projects on the list of things to do... dry some peaches, apples, more huckleberry jam, etc etc.. anyway Sept is cooling down which makes kitchen work cooler. It feels like fall... evening temps in the upper 40's... better get busy..

    Bookmark   September 3, 2014 at 4:30PM
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gmom2-6boys

Heidi,
Your package is on the way and tracking code is:9114999944238582143779. I just checked on it and it is on it's way out of Michigan. You should get it Saturday. Sorry I've been so slow on getting yours out.
gmom
Sharon

    Bookmark   September 4, 2014 at 11:29AM
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xiangirl zone 4/5 Nebraska(5)

It came! Your plants were in great shape. I let them sit in water for a day and I planted them out on Sunday.
Thank you so much! I'm excited to see what happens.
Heidi

    Bookmark   September 8, 2014 at 8:52PM
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kchd(7b/8a MS)

Peggy, you box of seedlings were mailed today. You should get them in 2 or 3 days, via Priority Mail. I sent you an email via the USPS with the tracking info. Hope you enjoy them!

    Bookmark   September 8, 2014 at 10:45PM
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sjc48

Evening, Ladies!

Sharon, Heidi and Katie, thanks for posting.
I think that all that is left is Peggy receiving, and Shirley/bg sending to Alana, altho I could be wrong about that.

Feeling a little better, but I think this is going to take some to time to clear up. Hopefully, I will never have to go on antibiotics again.

Katie, responded to your email, let me know if you didn't get it.

I hope everyone is doing well and enjoying the early autumn!
Shirley!

    Bookmark   September 9, 2014 at 7:33PM
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canfan

Hi Katie... Yep the tracking info confirms it is in route... getting excited!

Shirley... hope you continue to improve and regain strength..

been canning jalapeno jam and some huckleberry jam.. still waiting for the tomatoes so I can get some put up, too.

It feels like septober....hope the frost can wait till I get a few batches of tomatoes in the pantry.

    Bookmark   September 9, 2014 at 9:51PM
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canfan

Katie... package arrived today and there is greenery poking up through the newspaper wrap.... will get these planted tomorrow... so excited... thank you!

    Bookmark   September 11, 2014 at 11:52PM
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sjc48

Thanks for posting, Peggy!

Gloomy day here today, lots of rain, but we need it.
Have a great day, All!
Shirley!

    Bookmark   September 13, 2014 at 10:03AM
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poisondartfrog

I got my daylily from Shirley (brittneysgran) last week, along with some seeds, which went into the fridge to prepare for sowing.
Thank you Shirley! You are a first class gal!
Alana

    Bookmark   September 28, 2014 at 10:05AM
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