Spring Plant Swap Sat. April 28th, Near Ft. Worth,Texas~YIPEE

carolann_z8(8)March 5, 2007

Our Big Spring Plant Swap is almost here. See Exchange forum for details.

Tons of people with lots of plants to share. It's so much fun. Don't miss it.

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pjtexgirl(7b DFW)

I'll be there with bells on! PJ

    Bookmark   March 9, 2007 at 11:43PM
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carrie751(z7/8 TX)

Oh, I cannot wait to see PJ with bells on !!!!!

    Bookmark   March 10, 2007 at 8:57AM
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carolann_z8(8)

You should see her the first day of spring.
She'll be twirling around in her long full skirt singing

...the hills are aliiive with the sound of muuusiiic

That gal is multi talented!

    Bookmark   March 10, 2007 at 11:38AM
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carolann_z8(8)

bump

    Bookmark   March 11, 2007 at 3:29PM
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Texasorbust(8)

Bump ~ because I wish I could go. Please post tons of pics afterwards.

PJ? If your training for a marathon while singing and wearing a long skirt, don't take anything to the swap, they should just give you stuff.

=D

    Bookmark   March 11, 2007 at 9:01PM
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carolann_z8(8)

Susan, you're so funny.

I wish you could come. I'd give you a bone for your talented watermelon eatting dog and all of Jolana's plants. bwahahaha

    Bookmark   March 11, 2007 at 10:24PM
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carolann_z8(8)

Here are the directions to the plant swap:

Here are directions to the plant swap.
I've had several people ask for directions to the plant swap and it's a good thing they didn't map it on the internet because both mapquest and yahoo maps have it wrong. They both say to take Thousand Oaks to Yvonne Dr. but Thousand Oaks is a deadend street.
Here are directions to the plant swap from Loop 820 in Ft. Worth.
DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO THE PLANT SWAP

DO NOT TRY AND USE THE MAPS ON THE INTERNET OR YOUÂLL GET LOST Map quest and Mapit both have it wrong.

From 820 in Ft. Worth you turn onto I-35W south, head south and stay on I-35W until you see the Hwy 174 Cleburne exit. This will be in Burleson. Head south on Hwy 174 (which is also called Wilshire Blvd) until you come to Joshua. When you come up a small hill, youÂll see an Assembly of God church on the right. In front of the church is Main St. Take Main St. and go three streets down to Yvonne Dr. ItÂs the 7th house on the left 1011 Yvonne Dr. Look for the birdhouse mailbox. If you have any questions or get lost then call me Carol 817 447-3438. ItÂs real easy to find.

    Bookmark   March 17, 2007 at 12:02PM
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PKponder TX(7b)

I wish I could go, but my boss needs me to do my job on the weekends ;-(

    Bookmark   March 17, 2007 at 2:28PM
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sharpertx

I'm on the east side of dallas. I'm hoping I can make it. I'm marking my calandar.

I have a question. I'm new to this and gardening in general. I am trying to start a container garden on my terrace. But I don't have much to start with. So I wont' be bringing anything to the swap. Will there be any generous givers for a beginner?

    Bookmark   March 19, 2007 at 11:23AM
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txcountrygirl

I'm looking forward to the spring plant swap.

It was so nice to come home from the fall plant swap with so many plants and I want to say that it was the most fun time I've had.

You gardeners are a riot.

    Bookmark   March 19, 2007 at 12:29PM
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melvalena

sharpertx, yes gardeners are a generous lot.

Most of us would rather pot up and tote our babies to a swap in order to give them a good home than throw them away.

Of course some people bring stuff to trade, but some just bring to give.

I bring to give/pass on, since so many people were so nice to me in the beginning with advice and plants to get me started. As our gardens evolve we change things or give up on certain things, or find out we'd rather have something else in that place.
After so much time and energy involved we just can't 'throw them away'.

    Bookmark   March 19, 2007 at 12:51PM
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carolann_z8(8)

Melvalena, you're so right.

There are always lots of generous people at the plant swap. You should take home lots of plants to help you get started.

    Bookmark   March 20, 2007 at 11:17PM
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carolann_z8(8)

Good news, I've been given lots of big pots to use for the plant swap. These are nice pots some clay and some glazed.

A lot of the club members will be there, as well as some of the Johnson County Master Gardeners.

We have 40 club members so this should be a really good show!!!

    Bookmark   March 21, 2007 at 10:00AM
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pjtexgirl(7b DFW)

I'm bringing to give away! Feel free! PJ

    Bookmark   March 21, 2007 at 12:03PM
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txcountrygirl

I have some extras and enough to share.

    Bookmark   March 21, 2007 at 3:14PM
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carolann_z8(8)

Since only a few people look at the exchange forum I thought I would post the information here:
PLANT SWAP/POTLUCK SATURDAY APRIL 28, 2007 HOSTED BY THE GARDEN GATE CLUB
DATE: APRIL 28, 2007 (TELL YOUR FRIENDS)
TIME : 11:30 to ?

PLACE: 1011 YVONNE DR. JOSHUA, TX 76058

TRADING MATERIALS : PLANTS, WELL-ROOTED, POTS, BULBS, SHRUBS, GARDEN ORNAMENTS OR JUNK ART, GARDEN MAG. BUNDLED, & BOOKS. PLEASE MARK CONTAINERÂS WITH KIND OF FLOWER PLUS SUN OR SHADE. USE OLD CONTAINERS & PLASTIC FORK WITH PERMANENT MARKER

POTLUCK: I DONÂT KNOW WHICH IS BEST THE FOOD OR PLANT SWAP. PLEASE BRING A DISH TO SHARE+UTENSILS (MARK YOUR NAME) AND ANY BEVERAGE. I WILL PROVIDE PLATES, CUPS & NAPKINS.

11:30 PEOPLE ARRIVE, SIGN IN WITH NAME & NUMBER OF PLANTS,GET A NAME TAG, SIGN-UP FOR DOOR PRIZE, PUT YOUR TRADE PLANTS IN THEIR AREAS. VISIT WITH OTHER FRIENDLY GARDENERS & VIEW ALL THE WONDERFUL TRADES. THIS SWAP IS PATTERENED AFTER A LARGE SUCCESSFUL PLANT SWAP UP NORTH. THEY HAD 125 PEOPLE & OVER 2,800 PLANTS.

12:00 ENJOY OUR WONDERFUL POTLUCK. AFTER LUNCH DOOR PRIZES. WE'RE GIVING OUT GIFT BASKETS, A LARGE WINDOWBOX PLANTER, BIRD SEEDS AND MORE.

1:00 ROUND ROBIN: WHAT WE ARE ALL WAITING FOR!! EVERYONE SELECT ONE PLANT. ROUND ROBIN 2 EVERYONE TAKE ONE PLANT. ROUND ROBIN 3 EVERYONE SELECT TWO PLANTS. ROUND ROBIN 4 EVERYONE SELECT 3 PLANTS. ROUND ROBIN 5 SELECT 4 AND SO ON. EVERYONE SHOULD BE ABLE TO TAKE HOME AS MANY PLANTS AS THEY BRING & SOME OF US BRING EXTRAS FOR FOLLOW GARDENERS.

TIPS OF THE DAY: PLEASE BRING A WAGON TO SHARE, FOLDING CHAIRS, TABLE FOR PLANTS, ETC. I HAVE A WAGON & SOME TABLES AND CHAIRS SO LET ME KNOW IF YOU NEED TO USE THEM.
R.S.V.P : gardengateclub@sbcglobal.net or call 817 447-3438

I CANÂT WAIT TILL APRIL BECAUSE I RECEIVED SO MANY NICE PLANTS AT THE LAST SWAP.
REGARDS, Carol

    Bookmark   March 24, 2007 at 9:30AM
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carolann_z8(8)

Everyone who attends named Carrie will receive a big strawberry pot. lol

Carrie, you hear that!!!

    Bookmark   March 25, 2007 at 7:31PM
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pjtexgirl(7b DFW)

POND PLANTS!!! Anyone have an overgrown pond or bog? throw em in a tough trash bag and I'll gladly take em off your hands!PJ

    Bookmark   March 25, 2007 at 7:39PM
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carrie751(z7/8 TX)

Okay, now remember, Carol Ann, there is now more than one Carrie posting on the forum ---- maybe you had better specify ---LOL.

    Bookmark   March 25, 2007 at 9:26PM
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sharkieb

Sounds like a ball :o)

    Bookmark   March 25, 2007 at 9:53PM
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carolann_z8(8)

Okay, I'll give all the Carries a clue.

The Carrie I'm giving the big strawberry pot to is the Carrie I always call Carrie Berry!!!

Anyone...Anyone

    Bookmark   March 25, 2007 at 9:56PM
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carolann_z8(8)

Oh PJ, I forgot to tell you that I may be able to bring some pond plants from my brothers pond when I visit him next time.

Someone brought some pond plants at the last spring swap but I forgot who it was.

    Bookmark   March 25, 2007 at 10:03PM
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pjtexgirl(7b DFW)

Carrie berrie is so cute! Kind of suits as well. I love my bog. Aint too picky am I? Thanks Carol! PJ

    Bookmark   March 25, 2007 at 10:16PM
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carrie751(z7/8 TX)

Well, Carrie Berry will be there, but not with bells on as PJ has already taken that. PJ, you want a really tall red canna with burgundy foliage for you bog?????

    Bookmark   March 25, 2007 at 10:28PM
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carolann_z8(8)

I think Carrie Berry fits her.
She's a Berry good gardener.
Gettin a little corney. lol

Oh that canna sounds pretty.

Does anyone want any Blue Star Creeper? I had a hard time finding it. My friend Terry ordered hers and I saw it and had to have some. I finally found some in a big nursery in Arkansas.

    Bookmark   March 25, 2007 at 11:07PM
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txtomato(7)

I can hardly wait for the plant swap! I keep reminding myself to leave some open space in the garden for some goodies!

I only live about 5 blocks from the swap, so I should be able to run home, put the plants in the ground, and then hurry up and wait! ha!

    Bookmark   March 25, 2007 at 11:46PM
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carolann_z8(8)

Alison, I'll have to show you my hubbies veggie garden. It's small but we're proud of it.

I told him about all your maters and he ask if you have any heirlooms that produce the big ones.

    Bookmark   March 26, 2007 at 9:48AM
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carrie751(z7/8 TX)

I want some of the Blue Star Creeper. Carol Ann - do you want a canna?

    Bookmark   March 26, 2007 at 10:08AM
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carolann_z8(8)

Ok Carrie Berry, you got it.

I'd like a canna. I have mostly yellow cannas and tropicanas.

txtomato was looking for a dwarf canna but I forgot the name. Do you happen to have any dwarf cannas?

    Bookmark   March 26, 2007 at 2:25PM
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pjtexgirl(7b DFW)

Tx tomato sounds ready for this! (Pre-dig the holes before you leave!LOL!) PJ

    Bookmark   March 26, 2007 at 3:51PM
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carolann_z8(8)

I know, she's a born plant swapper! lol

"I only live about 5 blocks from the swap, so I should be able to run home, put the plants in the ground, and then hurry up and wait! ha!"

Alison, the hardest part is to hurry and wait. lol

    Bookmark   March 26, 2007 at 4:06PM
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carrie751(z7/8 TX)

PJ must not want the canna, Carol Ann - she did not answer me. LOL

    Bookmark   March 26, 2007 at 4:33PM
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carolann_z8(8)

PJ, you better speak up bout that canna or Carrie might give it to somebody else.

She's probably busy watching all this rain we're getting.

Isn't it wonderful?

    Bookmark   March 26, 2007 at 4:58PM
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carrie751(z7/8 TX)

I love it - ran me inside - bummer, but it is worth it to be able to see those life saving drops coming down. It has been such a slow, steady rain here.

    Bookmark   March 26, 2007 at 5:56PM
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melvalena

Carolann!!!! I have dwarf cannas!!!
well... I can't remember what they're called...but they look like dwarf cannas to me.

Yawantsome?

    Bookmark   March 26, 2007 at 6:05PM
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carolann_z8(8)

I'd love some Melvalena.

Are you going to be able to come to our plant swap?

What plants are you looking for? I have lots of different plants I'm potting up and my daughter is bringing some veggie plants.

Pam, my computer broke down a while back when you posted that you can't come and I overlooked your post.
I'm sorry you can't come...Mean old boss!!!

    Bookmark   March 26, 2007 at 6:32PM
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melvalena

Yes, I'm planning on being there.
I'll bring you some of these little cannas.

I'm planning to make it to all three DFW swaps.

the near Ft Worth one, the Ft Worth one, and the Lewisville one which is this weekend.

    Bookmark   March 26, 2007 at 7:18PM
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pjtexgirl(7b DFW)

Wooo hoo a plant swapin' fiend! LOL! I want the Canna! I was out playing with my home-made rain chain! I have to work on it while it's raining to see what's going on. PJ

    Bookmark   March 26, 2007 at 7:26PM
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carolann_z8(8)

Melvalena, you are one busy swapper.

PJ, how many times must I tell you to come out of the rain.

Kids...sheesh

    Bookmark   March 26, 2007 at 10:09PM
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melvalena

I don't know how much swapping I'll be doing, I'm going to unload my extra plants on other people.

    Bookmark   March 26, 2007 at 10:14PM
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pjtexgirl(7b DFW)

Want my address? LOL! PJ

    Bookmark   March 26, 2007 at 11:59PM
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melvalena

I'll see ya at the swap PJ! One stop shopping. (unloading)

    Bookmark   March 27, 2007 at 8:43AM
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carolann_z8(8)

Someone just emailed me and ask if they can bring bulbs to the spring swap and bulbs are always good to bring.

    Bookmark   March 27, 2007 at 11:45AM
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txcountrygirl

Carolann, would you mind if I bring some friends to the plant swap?

One of my friends grandmothers has a big over grown yard with lots of plants and she said we can come there and dig up lots of plants.

She really needs us to do this so she can have more room. It is very overcrowded.

    Bookmark   March 27, 2007 at 12:38PM
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carolann_z8(8)

Hi Txcgirl, you can bring as many people as you want.

That sounds like fun to be able to dig up plants.

    Bookmark   March 27, 2007 at 6:51PM
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carolann_z8(8)

Bump

    Bookmark   March 29, 2007 at 11:04PM
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txtomato(7)

Alright, I'm ready for the swap! Anyone want to bump it up a month or so? Haha...

Thanks to this rain, I am catching up on all my internet "research."

melvalena if you have any of the pink dwarf cannas, i would LOVE to take one off your hands....

looking forward to this...bet you couldn't tell huh?

    Bookmark   March 29, 2007 at 11:15PM
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carolann_z8(8)

Alison, I'm ready for it too.
You just never know what you'll see at the plant swap.

Does anyone want some Purple Passion Vine?

    Bookmark   March 30, 2007 at 11:21AM
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pjtexgirl(7b DFW)

I love purple Passion Vine even tho it hates me!!!! I had to log in again on here. GW forgets who I am every once in a while and it makes me feel unloved! LOL!PJ

    Bookmark   March 30, 2007 at 11:40AM
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carolann_z8(8)

PJ, I've been having to log in a lot more on here too.

It's annoying!!

I got a start of a purple passion vine that's evergreen and it has over tripled since I planted it last year.
The other one I have grows very fast but it always dies back in winter.

    Bookmark   March 30, 2007 at 1:14PM
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melvalena

txtomato.
I don't have any pink dwarf cannas, these are all reds/yellows/oranges.

Carolann, I'd be interested in some of that purple passion vine.

If yer itchin to start swapin a bit sooner see below:

Melvalena

    Bookmark   March 30, 2007 at 1:50PM
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carolann_z8(8)

Melvalene, you don't have to swap me anything for this. I have plenty.

    Bookmark   March 30, 2007 at 3:51PM
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carolann_z8(8)

Bump

    Bookmark   April 1, 2007 at 10:22AM
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melvalena

Thank you Carolann!

    Bookmark   April 1, 2007 at 11:17AM
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carolann_z8(8)

You're welcome Melvalena.

Does anyone want any passion vine.

    Bookmark   April 1, 2007 at 2:15PM
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carrie751(z7/8 TX)

Does anyone want any Cypress vine?

    Bookmark   April 1, 2007 at 5:03PM
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debbiedo7(zone 8 Texas)

melvalena
I would like somw of the dwarf cannas. I will also be at the Ft Wth one on the 7th so hope to meet you there. ;o)

carolann_z8
I would love some of your passion flower. I am planning on attending your swap... don't know exactly what I'll be bringing though. I'll try to get a list & post next weekend
(after the Ft Wth swap) LOL

Thanks,
Debbie

    Bookmark   April 2, 2007 at 12:27AM
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melvalena

You got it debbiedo!

    Bookmark   April 2, 2007 at 7:38AM
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carolann_z8(8)

I look forward to meeting you Debbie.

There's going to be several in the round robin game but just in case you miss it, I have plenty.

    Bookmark   April 2, 2007 at 9:24AM
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carrie751(z7/8 TX)

Melvalena, what color are your dwarf cannas or do you know their names?

    Bookmark   April 2, 2007 at 9:39AM
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txcountrygirl

Hi Carrie, if you have enough cypress vine I would like some and Carolann, some passion plant.

When I get a list together I will tell everyone what I will bring.

    Bookmark   April 2, 2007 at 12:00PM
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cncnorman(z7 FW/TX)

I will have a few spider lily babies. These are the red kind that bloom in the fall I think called Schoolhouse lilies? If anyone is interested I could jewel up some journals for swaps? I really don't have much in the way of plants but I love putting jewels on stuff :) lol!
Hugs!
Christina

    Bookmark   April 2, 2007 at 9:43PM
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carolann_z8(8)

Txcgirl, I've got one for you.

Christina, everyone likes spider lilies and journals would be a nice thing to swap.
We'd love to have you.

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melvalena

Carrie, they are mostly reds and yellows. I cleaned out the garage today, in part looking for the packaging for those little cannas. I must have thrown it out. They've been in the ground for about 2 or 3 years.

I'll do a search and see if I can figure out what they are called. They may not in fact be dwarf cannas. I do know they are short and look like cannas. :) Less than 3 ft tall, More like 24 inches tall. They get full sun.

    Bookmark   April 2, 2007 at 10:52PM
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carrie751(z7/8 TX)

Carol Ann, for all these things we trade in advance, at what time would we be able to exchage these BEFORE the actual swap starts? Is there a place where we can list all this?

    Bookmark   April 2, 2007 at 10:57PM
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carolann_z8(8)

The plants we bring for someone will just be kept out of the round robin game.

We can still list what we're bringing on here if we want to.

I'm looking for a Lime Zinger Elephant Ear if anyone has one please let me know.

    Bookmark   April 2, 2007 at 11:14PM
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carrie751(z7/8 TX)

After reading the comments on lindseyrose's thread on "Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow", this is what I would like to have. Anyone have one to share????

    Bookmark   April 4, 2007 at 9:00AM
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pjtexgirl(7b DFW)

It's a beauty aint it?PJ

    Bookmark   April 4, 2007 at 9:07AM
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jolanaweb

Carrie, I can try to root one for you.
DS, did it before but he has his GGF green thumb, lol
I have read that they are very easy to root

    Bookmark   April 4, 2007 at 9:33AM
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cncnorman(z7 FW/TX)

Would anyone like some sedum groundcover starts? I use one of them as a living ground cover. I have two chartreuse (sp?) that are mexicanum and ogon and dragons blood that I am rooting for the swap and can put names on them for you if you would like. I also have swedish ivy and some baby ivy if anyone wants some I was told it's called baby wandering jew but the leaves are only about three quarters of an inch. Anyway, just let me know. ;)
Christina

    Bookmark   April 4, 2007 at 9:58AM
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carrie751(z7/8 TX)

Jolana, that would be wonderful. Don't know anything about this plant, but I was intriqued by it's beauty.

    Bookmark   April 4, 2007 at 10:28AM
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carolann_z8(8)

Christina, you should put them in the Round Robin Game.

They all sound like something I'd be running for. lol

Terry is bringing some Blue Star Creeper for the Round Robin Game.
It's a pretty ground cover that's good to use in stone paths and it's hard to find around here. In fact I think impossible.

Here is a link that might be useful: Blue Star Creeper

    Bookmark   April 4, 2007 at 11:58AM
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pjtexgirl(7b DFW)

Pictures of my 'cute'(small) bog/pond from last year is in gallery here on GW. I'm filling it with some dirt and doing bog plants this year. I'll post that pic as soon as stuff starts to get growing! PJ

    Bookmark   April 6, 2007 at 2:44PM
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pjtexgirl(7b DFW)

about a ground cover that takes cruddy drainage? I need to fight off the Bermuda that can take poor drainage despite what I've read about it!It grows in a bog just darn fine!!!Darn it!!! PJ

    Bookmark   April 6, 2007 at 2:48PM
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melvalena

Surprise!!!!! Surprise!!!! Surprise!!!!

I have a big pot of the yesterday today and tomorrow. I was planning on bringing the pot to the swap.

I've had it for several years but thought I had to bring it in for the winter. I keep dragging it in and out. Under these conditions it doesn't flower much. It has one open flower on it now.

I am selling my house so I'd rather pass it on to someone who wants it and will take care of it, in case I want cuttings from it later.

I'll let you guys duke it out over who gets the pot. :)
But maybe we could each take cuttings from it and put the pot in the round robin afterwards? Or have a drawing among those who actually want it? Doesn't matter to me who gets it so long as later down the line, I can get cuttings for my new garden.

How do you guys want the drama to play out?
Mud wrestling, plant rustling, threats, bribes? other ideas?

How about:

I'll just stand back over here out of the way,

    Bookmark   April 6, 2007 at 3:15PM
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debbiedo7(zone 8 Texas)

Melvalena

I'll get into the pillow fight at least for some clippings!!!!!
The mud fight can be for the rest of the pot. haha
With camera's rolling
Debbie

    Bookmark   April 6, 2007 at 3:52PM
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pjtexgirl(7b DFW)

Do we bring our own pillows? LOL!PJ

    Bookmark   April 6, 2007 at 4:42PM
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carolann_z8(8)

Carrie must have overlooked this.

I know she wants this plant.

CARRIE...where are you!!! I'm yelling for her. hehehe

    Bookmark   April 9, 2007 at 9:38PM
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jolanaweb

Carolann, you're back
Carrie's probaly watching the basketball game, lol Just kidding

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carrie751(z7/8 TX)

Carrie was out moving plants back out that she had to put back in storage. I would REALLY like that plant, but don't know about the mud wrestling - I can get dirty with the best of them, but Carol Ann may not let me bathe in her house if I were all muddy. Got to devise a method of sneaking this one out when no one is looking - not even PJ.

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carolann_z8(8)

Jolana, I am back and a few plants followed me home. It's so nice to be back on GW. I sure missed you guys.

I just got home a couple of hours ago and Carrie I'm too pooped to help you come up with a scheme to grab the plant.

I will let you take a shower if you want to mudd wrestle.

    Bookmark   April 9, 2007 at 11:10PM
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scuba-gal(8a ~ Keller)

I'm counting the days till the swap...can't wait!

    Bookmark   April 9, 2007 at 11:12PM
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jolanaweb

IF I get to come, I can push you in the pool, lol

    Bookmark   April 9, 2007 at 11:25PM
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carrie751(z7/8 TX)

Now, that's a thought!! Don't know exactly how they would get the mud out of the pool, but then, guess that would be their problem---LOL. Carol Ann, HELP, I really need a very devious plan so that no one will know where the plant went. I can always pick it up later.

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carolann_z8(8)

Jolana, you are talking to scuba-gal....right!!! (nervous grin)

She's more equipt for diving in the pool than I am.

    Bookmark   April 10, 2007 at 8:31AM
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carolann_z8(8)

I've been dividing my Strawberry Candy Daylilies and potting them up so get your running shoes on cause it's a beaut!!!

    Bookmark   April 10, 2007 at 8:23PM
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scuba-gal(8a ~ Keller)

That daylily is a beauty!

    Bookmark   April 11, 2007 at 9:34AM
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pjtexgirl(7b DFW)

Carol is busy corrupting my NATIVE TX garden again I see. I don't even really like pink...except for pink flowers. I'm weakening by the day! Help! PJ

    Bookmark   April 11, 2007 at 11:56AM
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carolann_z8(8)

I love it too.
This is a repeat bloomer but I don't have enough sun for it.

PJ, this is a Native Texas plant. It was born from a tiny wee bulb and grew up in Texas.

    Bookmark   April 11, 2007 at 1:30PM
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pjtexgirl(7b DFW)

Likely story Carol! LOL! PJ

    Bookmark   April 11, 2007 at 3:43PM
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carolann_z8(8)

Carrie, I have a plan...very devious!!! (evil laugh)

You yell, "hey look it's the mulch guy" and then run grab the plant.

    Bookmark   April 11, 2007 at 4:52PM
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carrie751(z7/8 TX)

Good plan, Carol Ann - now, may I have the daylily as well???? Bwaaaahaaaaahaaaaaa!!!!!!!

    Bookmark   April 11, 2007 at 11:12PM
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carolann_z8(8)

I can see that I need to dig up more daylilies.

Carrie, do you have any more ferns or any hostas?

If you do then bring them and then go look for the mulch guy. bwaaaahaaaa

    Bookmark   April 12, 2007 at 10:30AM
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carrie751(z7/8 TX)

I wish I had the mulch guy today --- he could help me dig. LOL

    Bookmark   April 12, 2007 at 12:33PM
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pjtexgirl(7b DFW)

Weedwack! I need him to weedwack! TX sized weeds need a hugantic gas-powered weedwacker. My arms are buzzing for an hour after I'm done! Good Lord that thing is heavy.PJ

    Bookmark   April 12, 2007 at 4:06PM
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carolann_z8(8)

Wouldn't it be nice if we all could twich our noses like on Bewitched and have the mulch guy appear. lol

I'm at my DDS house in Speegoville and she just had minor surgery but is doing great. She has tons of plants and she wants me to dig some up for her to take to the plant swap. She has Blue Mist and lots of other plants.

We'll have a really good swap this year. Lots of goodies.

PJ, you're tough...you get that weedwacker and show those weeds whose boss!!!

    Bookmark   April 13, 2007 at 1:46PM
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carolann_z8(8)

Okay Carrie and PJ, since I felt sorry for you and all the help you need....I'm sending a garden helper:

    Bookmark   April 13, 2007 at 2:03PM
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carrie751(z7/8 TX)

Thanks, my friend!!! At first, I thought you had snapped a photo of me. LOL

    Bookmark   April 13, 2007 at 2:06PM
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jolanaweb

LOL, What??? No way

    Bookmark   April 13, 2007 at 3:04PM
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carolann_z8(8)

You didn't think I was loaning you my garden helper....now did you!!!!

Maybe we should offer him up as our plant swap door prize. lol

    Bookmark   April 13, 2007 at 3:22PM
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carrie751(z7/8 TX)

I'll definitley go for that, but he IS coming home with me if I win!!!

    Bookmark   April 13, 2007 at 3:38PM
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carolann_z8(8)

Carrie, I already gave you one garden helper.

She looks stronger too.

    Bookmark   April 14, 2007 at 9:47AM
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carrie751(z7/8 TX)

Thatg didn't work out, Carol Ann --- gotta have the mulch guy>

    Bookmark   April 14, 2007 at 9:51AM
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Texasorbust(8)

Here: trade you a bump for an absentee ballot on the door prize

=)

    Bookmark   April 14, 2007 at 11:07AM
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carolann_z8(8)

Oh Carrie Berry, I wish I could help you out but ...I don't want to. BWhaaaaa
He's such good help in the garden.

Susan, you need to come to the swap. You could catch a ride with Goober Girl.

I might even let you fill out three ballots!!!!

    Bookmark   April 14, 2007 at 4:02PM
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jolanaweb

Huh? How could she catch a ride with you, you're north and already there

Susan, can you go?

    Bookmark   April 14, 2007 at 5:36PM
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carolann_z8(8)

Oh Jolana, you can't pretend not to be our Goober Girl.

Maybe she's holding out for the mulch guy!!!

I say we give her the mulch guy if she comes.

    Bookmark   April 14, 2007 at 8:14PM
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jolanaweb

Hehehe, it's worth a try. I would give her a special plant

    Bookmark   April 14, 2007 at 8:33PM
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pjtexgirl(7b DFW)

Yeah! I'll grab him and run.... then again he might be stronger n me....PJ

    Bookmark   April 14, 2007 at 8:48PM
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carrie751(z7/8 TX)

I want Susan to come to the swap, but she can't have the mulch guy unless she wins him fair and square !!!!

    Bookmark   April 14, 2007 at 10:39PM
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Bev__(z7/8 TX)

I'm pretty sure I can be there. I'll be bringing some seedlings, flowers, herbs, veggies. I need to see what else can be dug up. My beds are just going into their 3rd summer and not ready for dividing yet. I have some volunteers I should be able to dig up too.
Any suggestions for food? Who's bringing what so far?
I would like some pink daylillys, salvia, brugs, evergreen passion vine for the catapillars and ????????

    Bookmark   April 15, 2007 at 4:50AM
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carrie751(z7/8 TX)

Hey, Bev, that is good news, it will be so good to see you again. I'll let Carol Ann answer about the food, but the one I went to last Fall was just a pot luck, and there was a lot of food. Email me about the brugs.

    Bookmark   April 15, 2007 at 8:34AM
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carolann_z8(8)

OH Boy, Bev I hope you can come. We haven't gotten to hang out together in a while now.

I'll be sure and dig up some more Strawberry Candy Daylilies so we'll have plenty.

I have the Maypop Passion Vine but it's not evergreen.

As far as food....bring anything you want to bring. We always have tons of all kinds of food.

Happy plant swappers will eat anything! LOL
I know I will.

    Bookmark   April 15, 2007 at 9:28AM
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carrie751(z7/8 TX)

Does anyone want cannas????

    Bookmark   April 17, 2007 at 8:40AM
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dirtmomma

I'd like some of the cannas.
do you have a wish list??
thanks
Dorothy B.

    Bookmark   April 17, 2007 at 9:44AM
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carolann_z8(8)

Hi Dorothy, I'm setting up a seperate table for everyone to put free plants. I'm putting lots of cannas, Gold Lirope and misc. plants on it and I think Terry is putting Iris on it.

All other plants will be for the Round Robin Game.

We need to make a wish list to see what we need to dig up or bring.

OK...what does everyone want to wish for?

P.S. the mulch guy doesn't count. lol

    Bookmark   April 17, 2007 at 9:49AM
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natvtxn(z8BTX)

My wish list?
Wish I could be there. It's just too long of a drive.

    Bookmark   April 17, 2007 at 11:29AM
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carrie751(z7/8 TX)

Wish you could, too, Kathy - we'll be thinking of you!!!!
I am looking for perennials (sun or shade), no more tropicals for me - these can all go to Carol Ann. (grin)
If there are those who have something specific they want from me, please email me so I can make myself a list. Senior moments, you know.

    Bookmark   April 17, 2007 at 12:57PM
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carolann_z8(8)

Kathy, you could go to Jolanas and ride with her.

I'm looking for hostas, cedar sage and ferns.

    Bookmark   April 17, 2007 at 3:21PM
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jolanaweb

Don't be pawning people off on me, LOL
Kathy and I just might be going to Vegas or something, where the actually HAVE mulch guys, LOL

    Bookmark   April 17, 2007 at 3:49PM
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carrie751(z7/8 TX)

Okay, forget the swap, Carol Ann, I am going to Vegas with Jolana and Kathy. We'll tell you all about it though we probably WILL NOT share the mulch "guys" (plural).

    Bookmark   April 17, 2007 at 4:40PM
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carolann_z8(8)

I wanna go!!! Hand waving high in the air!!

Pick me...pick me!!!

    Bookmark   April 17, 2007 at 4:58PM
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melvalena

I'd rather go to a plant swap then Vegas any day!

    Bookmark   April 17, 2007 at 5:40PM
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carrie751(z7/8 TX)

You CANNOT go, Carol Ann, you are the hostess!!!

    Bookmark   April 17, 2007 at 6:39PM
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carolann_z8(8)

I know I can't go. I was just joshin'.

I really don't like Vegas. It's full of places that take your money with nothing in return. I could buy a lot of plants with all the money the machines would take from me.

    Bookmark   April 17, 2007 at 6:54PM
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jolanaweb

Well, you must go to the wrong places, lol

    Bookmark   April 17, 2007 at 9:38PM
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carrie751(z7/8 TX)

Who is worrying about the money--- we are talking mulch guys (plural) !!!!!

    Bookmark   April 17, 2007 at 9:49PM
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carolann_z8(8)

Welllll now....that's another story!!!

Bring it on!!!LOL

Hey, Jolana, you play the slots and Carrie and I will meet ya after the shows!!!!

P.S. put in some money for me. You gamblin' Goober!

    Bookmark   April 17, 2007 at 11:00PM
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carolann_z8(8)

Does anyone want any Broken Colors 4 O'Clocks (Mirabilis Jalapa)?

They're very pretty and some of the flowers have strips.

Here is a link that might be useful: Broken Colors

    Bookmark   April 17, 2007 at 11:21PM
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jolanaweb

Do you have plants or seeds? If plants, how many? LOL

    Bookmark   April 17, 2007 at 11:26PM
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debbiedo7(zone 8 Texas)

Carolann
I would love some of each of your 4 o'clocks, their both really pretty & I'll take plants or seeds ;o)
Debbie

    Bookmark   April 17, 2007 at 11:55PM
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natvtxn(z8BTX)

I don't think my quarter will last very long.

    Bookmark   April 18, 2007 at 7:15AM
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jolanaweb

Hahahaha, Kathy, we can stand on a corner and maybe get a couple more, lol

    Bookmark   April 18, 2007 at 8:04AM
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carrie751(z7/8 TX)

Last time I was is Vegas, Jolana, I think all the corners were taken, but we'll think of something.

    Bookmark   April 18, 2007 at 8:22AM
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carolann_z8(8)

Why...you hussies!!!!! LOL

This conversation could get confusing.

One quarter for 4 0'clocks and stand on the corner for them.

I wouldn't make you guys pay a quarter for them and standing on the corner would be a waste of time. The 4 0'clocks aren't even sold on the corner. Sheesh....you guys.

    Bookmark   April 18, 2007 at 10:01AM
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kay75052(z8, TX, DFW)

Melvalena, that is a beautiful plant! I would love to have a cutting of it. Not sure if I could duke it out for it though. I don't think my kids would like to see their mom in a pillow fight or mud competition for a plant :-)heeeheee
Carolann, I would love to have one of your broken color 4 o'clock and a strawberry daylily if you still have some.
PJ, I will bring some water plants if you're interested. I have fairy moss, yellow water iris, pickerel rush, maybe lizard tail and umbrella plant.

    Bookmark   April 18, 2007 at 11:46AM
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carolann_z8(8)

Kay, I'll pot up plenty but you have to grab it in our Round Robin Game.

There's a lot so if you miiss it I may be able to fix you up.

Terry is looking for water plants too. She's bringing lots of cool plants.

    Bookmark   April 18, 2007 at 12:10PM
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jolanaweb

Carol, do people ever sow interest in seed at your swap, since it is still early enough for some. I just saw I left the h out of show but it fits, hehehehe

    Bookmark   April 18, 2007 at 7:27PM
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carolann_z8(8)

Jolana, we have a big basket where people take a bag of seeds and leave a bag of seeds.

Sorta a seed swap with the honor system. hehehe

    Bookmark   April 18, 2007 at 7:39PM
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jolanaweb

Carolann, my half sister Louise wants to come with me, is that okay?
We don't get to do that much together and I think it will be fun. She's a hoot!

    Bookmark   April 18, 2007 at 8:45PM
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carolann_z8(8)

I'd love for her to come.

You two can spend the night in my travel trailer if you want. It has 2 bedrooms and they're at each end of it so there's lots of privacy and she won't even hear you snore!!! LOL

    Bookmark   April 18, 2007 at 9:23PM
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jolanaweb

LOL, you said you would never rat me out on snoring.
Thank you

    Bookmark   April 18, 2007 at 9:25PM
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scuba-gal(8a ~ Keller)

I'm needing directions for the swap Carolann and let me know what time you would like me to get there (since I'm gonna help sign people in and such) or if you need additional help setting up. I'm coming from Keller - your welcome to email me at smurfett8@sbcglobal.net
Thanks!

    Bookmark   April 19, 2007 at 12:18AM
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carolann_z8(8)

Hi Angie, it would be nice if you could get here around 10:45. I really appreciate your help. I think I should give you one of Jolana or PJ's plants for being so nice. lol

Here are the directions to the plant swap:

I've had several people ask for directions to the plant swap and it's a good thing they didn't map it on the internet because both mapquest and yahoo maps have it wrong. They both say to take Thousand Oaks to Yvonne Dr. but Thousand Oaks is a deadend street.
Here are directions to the plant swap from Loop 820 in Ft. Worth.
DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO THE PLANT SWAP

DO NOT TRY AND USE THE MAPS ON THE INTERNET OR YOUÂLL GET LOST Map quest and Mapit both have it wrong.

From 820 in Ft. Worth you turn onto I-35W south, head south and stay on I-35W until you see the Hwy 174 Cleburne exit. This will be in Burleson. Head south on Hwy 174 (which is also called Wilshire Blvd) until you come to Joshua. When you come up a small hill, youÂll see an Assembly of God church on the right. In front of the church is Main St. Take Main St. and go three streets down to Yvonne Dr. ItÂs the 7th house on the left 1011 Yvonne Dr. Look for the birdhouse mailbox. If you have any questions or get lost then call me Carol 817 447-3438. ItÂs real easy to find.

    Bookmark   April 19, 2007 at 11:14AM
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jolanaweb

Does anyone going to the swap want any seedlings of this MG?

    Bookmark   April 19, 2007 at 12:56PM
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carolann_z8(8)

I'd like some blue MGs.

I have some purple ones but I love blue and I have a post just begging for it.

    Bookmark   April 19, 2007 at 1:43PM
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debbiedo7(zone 8 Texas)

Jolana,
I would like to trade with you, I have Grandpa Ott & also a Lavendar (that I lost the name to)
TY
Debbie

    Bookmark   April 19, 2007 at 7:11PM
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jolanaweb

Debbie, Louise ask me to post that MG, she will trade for a Lavender, she has Grandpa Ott
Thanks

    Bookmark   April 19, 2007 at 8:43PM
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natvtxn(z8BTX)

I guess it is just as well that I won't be there. I would win that there snorin contest fer shur.

    Bookmark   April 19, 2007 at 9:16PM
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carolann_z8(8)

Kathy, I thought I heard you snorin' a couple nights ago...or was that a train? lol

I may be in BIG trouble!!!

I can't find my Broken Colors 4 O'clocks. I think my old fashioned phlox grew like crazy and it got burried.

Just in case I don't find it buy next Saturday I went out and bought some seeds. They are very easy to propagate.

    Bookmark   April 20, 2007 at 11:08AM
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