UPDATE: Birthday buddies extravaganza Oct

flwrs4everSeptember 27, 2009

Hello everyone, can u beleive we are in October !! I am wishing all the October Bbuddies a Happy Birthday !!!!!

( this swap is closed to new sign ups but will be opening again for the Santa swap )

Colcol October 2

windred October 6

auntnawnee October 8

PLEASE only mail if they post a wish list, thanks !!

Thanks to all for completing the swap !!

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auntnawnee

my wish list:marigolds,all colors and sizes with a special preference for a near white marigold.

    Bookmark   September 29, 2009 at 4:51PM
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agirlsgirl(6 SW-PA)

My wish list is:
1)I want Kym to come and join us if she can at the 5thWLOMWLS!
....lol.....You should have known I would track you down! :)

    Bookmark   September 30, 2009 at 2:02PM
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colcol(5a)

Yahoo! It's October :)
Hello to all from the dryland plains of Colo where the wind blows too much & it doesn't rain enough! I was an avid iris collector (addiction, actually!) in the 80's & 90's. Then lost interest for a while, then back into it just within the last couple yrs. Have had a minimal vege garden forever, but found GW & a new interest was sparked -- as in FLOWERS! Now I'm constantly extending my garden space & find so many flowers I really really want to plant, and then there's the discovery of BULBS! Oh no!
But gardening has been a bit challenging due to limited water on the farm; Our well is a bit inadequate and certain times of the year have to compete with the cows. And they always win.
This spring I got a new toy -- a light system & was addicted to starting seeds in peat pots. Also planted gourds for the first time; I think every seed I started grew! Of course had too many for the space but planted em all enyway. With fall here, I've discovered huge cucumbers and even volunteer pumpkins under all those vines!
It's also been a challenge to find out what does good here and what don't. GW has been the special fun in my life & I want to thank all of you for the online friendship. End of rambling and down to business! :)
My wish list:
any named Hollyhock, especially Fiesta Time
Lavendar
Sage
Columbine
Echinacea / Coneflower
Poppies other than orange (I have orange)
daylilies
Daisy - other than yellow or white
Painted Daisy
Blue Sea Holly
Hardy Hibiscus
Gaillardia
Pink or red mallow
Bush Morning Glory
Bush Sweet Pea - Does it come in a bush???
miniature pink Hollyhock
Salvia
'Double Dandy' Sunflower
Red or Pink Rose of Sharon

    Bookmark   October 1, 2009 at 1:07AM
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rain2fall(8/Oregon)

I stumbled across this forum and haven't figured it out yet, but I have a BD on the 9th!

Fall is my favorite season.

Rain2Fall

    Bookmark   October 1, 2009 at 1:38AM
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shropshire_lad(5b/6)

Colcol, I couldn't help but notice that you said you have orange poppies. Those wouldn't happen to be the old orange types with the black centers that you see growing wild around farms and near historic houses? I'm trying to find out what kind those are so I can get some seed.

    Bookmark   October 2, 2009 at 1:51AM
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threas(z7 PA)

Happy Birthday to all the October babies!!! Wishing you all a wonderful Birthday month!:P

Theresa

    Bookmark   October 2, 2009 at 5:51AM
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highalttransplant(z 5 Western CO)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, COLCOL!!!

Bonnie

    Bookmark   October 2, 2009 at 1:00PM
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suecirish(6 SE MA)

Happy Birthday, Colcol! Hope it's a wonderful day!

    Bookmark   October 2, 2009 at 5:56PM
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shropshire_lad(5b/6)

Hey ColCol!

Have Fun!

    Bookmark   October 2, 2009 at 11:20PM
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colcol(5a)

Thank you guys for the happy bd wishes! I like balloons :))
BIG SMILES!

[IMG]http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa98/colcolo/IMG_2342.jpg[/IMG]

Shrophire lad, if it worked, this is my orange poppy. It possibly might be what you are looking for. I got it from a ditchbank in town many many yrs ago where they were just growing away! It is very prolific and hardy. I did get some seeds from it this year, I can send you if it's what you're looking for.

    Bookmark   October 3, 2009 at 12:36AM
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colcol(5a)

Ok, I failed on the picture.
I do not know how you guys do it; someday I'll learn I guess.
On photobucket there is "direct link", HTML code, and IMG code. Which do you copy/paste to make a picture show up?

    Bookmark   October 3, 2009 at 12:46AM
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angelady777 (was angelady on GW) - Zone 6(6)

I usually choose html code, but I don't use photobucket. I'm pretty sure it works, though. I tell you what.... You'll know for sure if it works, just click to preview your message. If it shows up there, then, yes, it did work. If it doesn't show up in the preview screen, just cancel sending the message. I hope it works for ya! Try it and see what happens!

Happy Birthday to you, BTW!!!!

Also, if that doesn't work for ya, all you do is place a less than and greater than symbol around the following HTML link instead of the "$" symbol, like this:

$img src="http://yourlinktoyourpicture.gif"$/img$

Just replace the first $ symbol with a less than sign and the second $ symbol with a greater than symbol.

Blessings,
Angela

    Bookmark   October 3, 2009 at 2:14AM
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dan_the_mailman

Coleen, on photobucket, copy the HTML code. That's what I do.

Anyone up for some cake? I finally made it into the kitchen last night and was up until 3am baking this one, but I think it turned out okay. It's a yellow cake, with a little pumpkin spice thrown in for good measure. And yes, the face is made out of chocolate. Enjoy!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY EVERYONE!!!

Dan

    Bookmark   October 3, 2009 at 1:21PM
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colcol(5a)

Yummy Yum Yum! The cake is awesome, dan! I'm sorry you had to stay up so late! It sure was worth it, tho!!! Thanks! BIg Smiles!

Will try the poppy picture again.
Umm, Ok, looks like I got it figured out, tks to all your help, but, next Q, how to you make the picture a little smaller?
The older I get, the more I learn! He!He!

    Bookmark   October 4, 2009 at 3:03AM
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dan_the_mailman

LOL! Coleen, you're learning! Soon you'll be posting pictures all over the place! But, I think posting that HUGE poppy blossom was a good thing! It sure made me smile!
To change your picture size, on photobucket, click on the editing tools and go wild! There are all sorts of things you can do to your photos!
Another good thing about photobucket that I've learned is that you can store your pictures there. I had some on a book drive, but when it crashed I thought I'd lost them all until I remembered having also stored them on photobucket. Now I've got them again! How cool is that?

Peace.

    Bookmark   October 4, 2009 at 9:51AM
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suecirish(6 SE MA)

Happy Birthday, windred! Hope you have a great day!

    Bookmark   October 5, 2009 at 7:35AM
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highalttransplant(z 5 Western CO)

Hey, Coleen! Just wanted to let you know that you have a birthday card coming from me, but I am waiting for some seeds to dry that are on your wishlist. They should be ready in another week or so. BTW, are you on the Front Range or the Eastern Plains?

Bonnie

    Bookmark   October 7, 2009 at 3:29PM
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colcol(5a)

Hello, Highaltransplant, I'm on the eastern plains. have you gotten snow already? I'm hearing tomorrow might be our day. Sure wish it could have waited -- my Black Current Whirl HH seeds won't be able to mature, nor will my blue satin Rose of Sharon. I'M SO DISSAPOINTED!!!!!! Oh well, maybe next year.
I spent about 2 hrs gathering up all my little gourds. Note to self -- plant LESS gourds next yr! HA! Tomorrow nites project is washing them up & laying out to dry. Definately less gourds next yr! Now I'm wondering what the heck I'm going to do with them! My original plan was to eventually make Christmas ornaments, but then after planting them, realized I planted the wrong kind. Should have done winter gourd (white bloom) instead of summer gourd (yellow bloom). So much learnin, but it's great & am having fun doing it :)
I imagine you are a little challenged with what grows well at high altitude and what doesn't?

    Bookmark   October 7, 2009 at 11:55PM
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highalttransplant(z 5 Western CO)

No snow at my house yet, though the mountains around us already have a little on them. We did have a killing frost about a week ago, which is a couple weeks earlier than last year. Ended up with a bushel box full of green tomatoes, and about half that many peppers that were still green too. The gardening season went way too fast!!!

I'm not sure which was harder to learn at high altitude, cooking or gardening, LOL!

Bonnie

    Bookmark   October 8, 2009 at 12:15AM
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shropshire_lad(5b/6)

No way, you guys already got killing frosts? And I thought the weather here was bad! We got some wicked hail last night! Oh, how I loathe the onset of winter. Wake me up when it's spring!

And Coleen, that poppy pic you posted -- those are them! Those are the old orange ones I see in people's yards!

    Bookmark   October 8, 2009 at 1:36AM
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threas(z7 PA)

Beautiful Poppy, Colleen!!!
To post a clickable thumbnail (easier for people with dial-up to load page) from Photobucket, hover your mouse over the pic you want to post ,a box will appear below the pic, now check the box(or boxes for posting more than one pic)Scroll all the way to the bottom of the page, hit the "Generate HTML and IMG Codes".
Copy and paste the first code into the message field. Hope this helps.
Example of a clickable thumbnail.

Theresa

    Bookmark   October 8, 2009 at 6:28AM
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micyrey

hello everyone
I'm running late again, but the cards are made I'm just late getting them out. I'm also hopping to get my salvia seeds dried first(hint, hint). I'm very jelous about the gourds, I plant birdhouse and apple gourds every year(white flower) and this year my son Timmy had gotten many seeds from very nice gardeners on GW and he had tones of gourds, snake, dipper,long bumpy ones, giant birdhouse, and bushal. but mine are still small I will be unlily to ripen since we are having 33 degree temps starting tonight. oh well such is gardening.
but I will get my cards off this week (or next) but by the end of the month for sure.
bappy birthday all
michelle
ps did I miss windred or has she dropped?

    Bookmark   October 8, 2009 at 6:51AM
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colcol(5a)

Thres, when I first saw your thumnail pic I thought "Wow! Those are nice gourds!" I've got gourds on the mind! Is that a trumpet vine?

Thank you thres, for another computer picture lesson. The learning continues! that photobucket is an amazing site!

This is my Creme De casis HH that I won't get any seeds from! :( My main problem is that I planted them where they get too much shade, but we are about 2 weeks earlier on average frost date too. I was thinking if I was really energetic and desperate, I could try transplanting it into a tree pot and bringing it in the garage at night, and out to sun in the day. BUT, certainly not that desperate!

Well, guess I'd rather have the killing frost than the hail!!!
Shropshire lad, I'd say they're definately the old homestead type of poppy! I'll send you some of the 09 seeds-- at last, something I have for a birthday wish :)
Just a little belated! AH HA!

    Bookmark   October 8, 2009 at 9:43PM
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alwaysagarden(CA 9b)

Happy October Birthdays to colcol, winred, and auntnawnee!

Cindy : )

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angelady777 (was angelady on GW) - Zone 6(6)

Auntnawnee,

It appears we just have two birthday buddies with wishes, so I hope you both have a great birthday month! It's too bad to see some of the buddies who drop. :-(

Blessings,
Angela

    Bookmark   October 9, 2009 at 12:25AM
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colcol(5a)

Auntnawnee,
Wishing you a very happy and fun day!!!!
How did it go?

    Bookmark   October 9, 2009 at 12:58AM
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threas(z7 PA)

Happy Birthday, Auntnawnee!!!

Colcol, That is a brugmansia. Great job on learning to post thumbnails! Glad you could understand my instructions. :)

I see Colorado might have snow on Saturday night for the Rockies/ Phillies game!!!BRRRR!

Theresa

    Bookmark   October 9, 2009 at 5:42AM
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suecirish(6 SE MA)

Sorry I missed your birthday yesterday, Auntnawnee. But I do hope it was a happy one, and that the happy goes on!

    Bookmark   October 9, 2009 at 6:42AM
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shropshire_lad(5b/6)

Auntnawnee,

    Bookmark   October 9, 2009 at 6:20PM
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just1morehosta(5)

Happy Birthday October Birthday Buddies,
I am late getting my cards out to you,but they are on their way.
Hope your Happy Day,turnes into a Happy Year.
cAROL

    Bookmark   October 9, 2009 at 9:13PM
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dimples31312(z8Guyton,GA)

Happy Birthday Oct. Babies!!!
I am running late again this month.
Cards going out soon.
Big Hugs
Dorothy

    Bookmark   October 10, 2009 at 9:45AM
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colcol(5a)

Birthday Celebration!
Thank you, margarita10, for the bd greetings! I do not have that red poppy & look forward to wintersowing it! Also have never grown phlox or cosmos before. Thank you! And will try the Tenn. purple Coneflower for wintersowing too! And thank you for the aster seeds!!!

    Bookmark   October 14, 2009 at 11:12PM
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carol57078(5 S. Dak.)

Would someone please send me the Oct. addresses. My husband clean out all e-mail and delete them. Thanks, Carol57078

    Bookmark   October 16, 2009 at 2:14PM
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auntnawnee

Thanks to all of you for the birthday wishes..Special thanks to ColCol for the package of assorted seeds she sent,I can use every one of them next spring.To Dimples31312 for the three different types of marigolds that were sent,To Shropshire_Lad for the seeds that I didn't have yet,and To Margarita Maldonado for the marigold seeds and the other seeds..All sent nice cards too..

    Bookmark   October 17, 2009 at 3:26AM
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colcol(5a)

Carol57078, aren't husbands helpful? :)

Received a couple more bd greetings. Thankyou dimples31312 for the cute balloos card & seeds -- looking fwd to WS the mixed columbines, will be fun to see what developes! Also thank you for the white hibiscus/red eye! Shrophirelad, thank you for the bunches of seeds you sent -- honeyball bush, verbascum nigrum, echinaccea burpurea, southern belle hibiscus, gaillardia burgundy, and especially the daylily :)) Big smiles on the daylilly seeds. It says from Strwberry Candy. Is that the name of the daylily or a GW person trade? Oh, and the burgundy & White columbine I'm excited to WS! Thank you both so much!!!

    Bookmark   October 17, 2009 at 10:03PM
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shropshire_lad(5b/6)

Coleen, I'm glad you liked the seeds! I got your poppies, too, and will throw them in the garden and see what happens in the spring (fingers crossed!). The daylily I sent you is called "Strawberry Candy". It is very hardy and starting the second year should give you weeks of blooms! It is open pollinated, however, so I cannot guarantee that the plants that grow will be exactly true to the parent.

    Bookmark   October 18, 2009 at 8:16PM
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dan_the_mailman

Can someone please send me the October birthday addresses? I think my copy got accidentily deleted. I can't find them...

    Bookmark   October 19, 2009 at 7:06AM
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just1morehosta(5)

Has Winred dropped out?
Thaks,
cAROL

    Bookmark   October 19, 2009 at 1:48PM
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ishareflowers

Happy birthday to all of you october babies!

I mailed a card out today so keep mailboxing!!!

Lisa

    Bookmark   October 19, 2009 at 5:01PM
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just1morehosta(5)

I need addresses also,thank you,
cAROL

    Bookmark   October 19, 2009 at 6:12PM
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intelkid(6 KY)

Happy Birthday!

-David

    Bookmark   October 21, 2009 at 5:54AM
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dan_the_mailman

I've got two cards ready to go out, but no addresses. Could someone please send them to me?
-Dan

    Bookmark   October 21, 2009 at 6:56AM
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patrushka(z5 IN)

Oh my gosh!!! I'm so behind! I had to search to find the right forum because the link disappeared from my home page. I got behind over the summer and then my mom had another stroke. She is recovering very well.

Happy Birthday to all of the October babies!!!

I'll be working on catching up with those birthdays that I missed.

Pat

    Bookmark   October 21, 2009 at 6:11PM
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auntnawnee

Thanks Suecirish and Carol S for the nice cards and seeds..This has been one very nice birthday for me..you all are so great and generous..Am really looking forward to the next growing season now..

    Bookmark   October 22, 2009 at 5:44PM
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aphroditelaughs(Puget Sound)

Wow! I am ridiculously behind! But I caught up finally. I just mailed out my cards for July, August, Sept, and Oct! I am so sorry I fell behind. I haven't forgotten you all. Happy birthday to everyone!

    Bookmark   October 22, 2009 at 5:51PM
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shropshire_lad(5b/6)

Seeing as how all the October b-days are finished, when are the November b-days going up? I'm not trying to rush you Kym, I'm just wondering that's all ;-)
It's getting really slow in this thread the past few days...come on guys the swap ain't over yet! Let's get some posts going! I miss the convo!

    Bookmark   October 23, 2009 at 1:13AM
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dan_the_mailman

***still looking for those October B-Day addresses so I can send these cards out. can someone please send them to me???***

    Bookmark   October 23, 2009 at 7:00AM
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just1morehosta(5)

Hey Dan,check your e ,mail,i,and a couple of others have sent them to you.
cAROL

    Bookmark   October 23, 2009 at 8:00AM
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dan_the_mailman

I've got the addresses now, thank you all! But, I'm going to hold off on sending out any cards/seeds/packages for a while. One of the carriers I work with came in this morning and announced that her daughter has the swine flu (h1n1). I don't know why the supervisors didn't tell her to go home, but now everyone who works in my office (about 60 people) have now had direct contact with the stuff. Most of the schools in the area are closed because of the h1n1, and the local hospital has begun to deny visitors to try to maintain the health of the patients and staff. I don't know a whole lot about flu viruses, but this one seems to be particularly virulent, so I'm quarantining myself until I see if I get the swine flu or not, and the local "epidemic" settles down. I don't want to take the chance of sending someone a little "extra" something, know what I mean? I hope you all understand.
-Dan

    Bookmark   October 23, 2009 at 9:23PM
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colcol(5a)

Hello all! It's been a few days since I clicked on and I'm happy to say I have some more bd greetings to report :))))
BIG SMILES, GUYS! tHank you so much!
From Ishareflowers 5 packets which I plan to start under lights in peat pots. I really like the way you pkg them to send! from suecirish -- yellow & red Gaillardia, hardy hibiscus disco mix, and magnus coneflower -- also plan to do under lights. And from highaltrtransplant -- generous batch of seeds. Am anxious to look up Broadleaf Sage (salvia officinalis). I love the smell of sage.
Thank you all so very much!

Patrushka, sorry to hear of your mothers stroke. My mother in law had a stroke about 6 wks ago; 89; it's our first experience with a stroke victim. Have a slight idea of what you've been thru.

danthemailman, we were told here in NE colo that all the flu going around here is the n1h1 because none of the other strains are out yet. They aren't testing anyone, unless you want to pay the $300 for the test. I think the epidemic has just begun here. But our schools aren't closed yet.

I have a weird thing going on I wanted to throw out to you guys. It has to do with gardening! :) Last Sunday I was cleaning up some old vines/tall weeds etc and got poked with some stickery weeds thru my worthless gloves. Next day was really sore. Next day 2 spots of blistery bumps on my arm, acking arm, next day acking arm pit, I'm thinking cancer... checked for lumps, lump on upper arm. Strange! So, Thurs am first thing call to make dr appt. They're booked until monday! Thats 5 days away! Today, more redish rash spots but minor. I really think it's all related from those weeds poking in my hand. Infection? Bacteria? Fungus? Poison? It's either wait til Mon for the appt or do emergency rm. I don't think i'm dieing just yet, so opted for the cheaper. So, I'm SO anxious to find out what it is and what cures it!!! The results of a blood test better NOT take a week! We are an extreme rural area -- which I feel has poorer quality and poorer service when it comes to the medical field!
Anyway, the morrow of the story is ... It might be a good idea to wear really good protective gloves when cleaning out fall garden stuff.
When I find out if my "hobby" is to blame, I'll let you know.

    Bookmark   October 23, 2009 at 11:54PM
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suecirish(6 SE MA)

Colcol, I wonder if you might not have gotten some kind of insect bite while you were cleaning out and didn't realize it. Spider bites in paticular can be quite nasty and the effects can last for days with sore hard bumps where the bite was and rashes and pain. Something to consider.
Hope you have great success with your birthday seeds!

    Bookmark   October 24, 2009 at 7:36AM
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just1morehosta(5)

Hi Coleen,
I think your story is very important to us all,i always wear gloves when i garden.Have you gone for a test yet,please let us know the results.
I think i reported here a couple of weeks ago,i was gardening,and i got bit-by-something!On the top of my head,to the left,for about 2 hours, it itched like crazy,the lump was the size of a frozen pea.
Soon the left side of my face was all swollen,and painful.
By morning, my left eye was the size of a golf ball,completely closed shut,and all red.I looked like i had been in a fight with Rocky.My doctor told me to take Sudafed,which i went and got right away,it still took a couple of days to get back to normal.
What ever bit you, has traveled, that is why your armpits hurt.
Who ever said gardening is not dangerous,heehee
It's Saturday,have you heard any thing?
cAROL

    Bookmark   October 24, 2009 at 9:30AM
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suecirish(6 SE MA)

Aphroditelaughs - Ellie
Your package arrived today! What a lovely surprise. Thanks so much for the birthday greeting and Borage seeds. So what if my b'day was July, I still want everyone now to know you were so very nice to send it. Thanks! It's never too late for a b'day surprise.
Sue ~ suecirish

    Bookmark   October 24, 2009 at 7:25PM
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auntnawnee

Thank you Aphroditelaughs for the nice card and the white marigold seeds..I'm so excited!!I've only seen them growing once and fell in love,they were so beautiful..

    Bookmark   October 25, 2009 at 8:38AM
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just1morehosta(5)

Coleen:
How are you today?Been thinking of you.
cAROL

    Bookmark   October 25, 2009 at 10:41AM
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highalttransplant(z 5 Western CO)

Aphroditelaughs, thank you so much for the belated birthday wishes! I can't wait to try the Nicotiana 'Chocolate Smoke' and Stevia! Hey, I tried to wintersow Stevia last year, and didn't get any germination. Anyone have any advice for starting it from seed?

Coleen, any word yet?

Bonnie

    Bookmark   October 26, 2009 at 6:24PM
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dan_the_mailman

Ellie, you really provided a mood-booster today, thank you! With all this swine flu going on around here lately, I've been feeling a little cut off from everyone here on the GW since quarantining myself. Then your envie arrived with the beans and morning glories in it, and it felt like a ray or two of sunshine breaking through the clouds. Thank you so much!
It's going to be a lot of fun next summer watching those pink morning glories get mixed into the patch of purple and blue ones that has established itself in my yard, and I'm looking forward to seeing if those beans really do get to be a yard long! Thanks for some interesting seeds!
-Dan

    Bookmark   October 26, 2009 at 7:07PM
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shropshire_lad(5b/6)

How are you doing, Coleen? Is the arm any better?

Dan, sorry to hear about the quarantine situation. Did you ever get the seeds I sent you last month?

    Bookmark   October 27, 2009 at 5:40PM
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dan_the_mailman

S Lad, I think I did get some seeds from you. I'm not sure because my memory is a bit fuzzy right now.
******
I made it to the doctor finally this afternoon (they're booked solid) and was diagnosed with the swine flu. Since my roommate is now coughing and running a temp, it looks like the whole house has got it. All the schools are closed now, most until next week. There have been warnings put out about not getting into large crowds of people until this is over. There's also a possibility that the town will cancel trick-or-treating this weekend. Hopefully parents will do something at home for the kids, can you imagine? Once I'm feeling better, I'm going to buy a few gallons of bleach and sanitize the whole house. Man, this sucks. I'm off to find some chicken soup, just wanted to let you all know how things are going hereabouts.
Everyone take care, and I'll be back when I can.
-Dan & Co.

    Bookmark   October 27, 2009 at 7:15PM
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colcol(5a)

Hi all, my son hijacked the computer the last couple evenings, but now it's mine!!!
Had the dr appt yesterday morning & the dr was guessing it is either sporotrichosis or shingles. We decided it was sporotrichosis and I got a prescription. Late afternoon his office called & said the lab sample showed it was not a fungus. So ... guess it's shingles. However by bedtime my arm wasn't hurting anymore and lump in arm is gone. I'm going to finish off the pills anyway. 12 pills cost $92. So I am determined they are helping me! Just doesn't make sense to me to get shingles exactly where I pulled out stickers from that weed. They said the test results for shingles would take perhaps a week. I thot I'd spend more time reading up on shingles -- like if it could make your whole arm acke... It is a scary thing when you don't know what's going on & something going thru your body and not getting to see a dr for 5 days! Thank you all for thinking of me. But anyway, I'm glad I don't have the swine flu like Dan!!!
Very sorry to hear of your misery, Dan.
I'm starting a list for my next shopping trip -- chicken soup, chlorox, Sudafed ...

And I am happy to report some more bd greetings arrived!
Chellflower sent me Colombine Nora Barlow, something on my wish list for a long time! Greatly appreciate it!
And from aphroditelaughs -- nigella Mrs Jekyll, Columbine double mix and Poppy mix. Oh it will be fun to plant the poppy mix! Thank you both very much!

    Bookmark   October 27, 2009 at 8:53PM
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just1morehosta(5)

Hi Colleen
Good to hear from you.I meant to say my doctor told me to take Benadryl,not Sudafed.
I never thought about it being shingles,i have had them the last two summers,each time when i was gardening.
Shingles are very painful,do you have a lot of pain?
You may have a rash in one spot,and blister like bumps in another,the med.is very expensive,the one i took was a high dose of antibiotic.Shingles can last a loooooooooooooooong time,so be prepared.
cAROL

    Bookmark   October 27, 2009 at 10:21PM
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piksi_hk(9)

Just wishing the October babies a belated happy birthday.
Hope each of your birthday was filled with surprises.

Hey Dan, hope you are feeling better....BTW did you get my package last month. It had iris "grapesicle", mg, and others, which I can't remember.

Betsy

    Bookmark   October 28, 2009 at 3:25PM
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colcol(5a)

Snowy day here, more on the way! And I still have bulbs to plant! I'm a not keeping up with life very good this season!

I'm glad to say there is not the pain associated with shingles! That's one of the things that threw me -- I've had shingles before, the usual band around the underarm area... And oh so painful! But this is just a spot here & there on my hand & arm. And the 2 patches of mini blisters. So, it's not the usual shingles. They seem more like mosquitoe bites, so I'm lucky. It's already been over a week, so I'm debating about getting the antivirus or not. It is not severe soI'm thinking just deal with it. And if it does get bad, call for the antibiotics. For now that's my plan.

    Bookmark   October 28, 2009 at 8:25PM
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alwaysagarden(CA 9b)

Dan,
Oh how awful. Horrible how this stuff spreads so quickly. Please take good care of yourself, will be sending some prayers your way.

Colcol,
Hoping you are feeling better. I've never had shingles but have heard they are miserable.

I'm behind with sending bd cards. Hope to be sending Aug. and Oct. sometime in Nov.!!

Blessings to you all and speedy recoveries!
Cindy

    Bookmark   October 31, 2009 at 10:03AM
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auntnawnee

Thanks Rhonda for the card and marigold seeds..These were ones I didn't have yet..

    Bookmark   October 31, 2009 at 4:31PM
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suecirish(6 SE MA)

Hey, we need our two November Birthday girls to post their birthday wish lists on the new November thread. They may be last, but certainly won't be least! I don't know if Dan is going to feel up to making a cake right now though - we may have to wait a few days.

    Bookmark   October 31, 2009 at 7:18PM
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colcol(5a)

I clicked between the Nov thread and this one, debating about which one I should post too! How silly, Just do it!

I received a bd greeting from rbrady a few days ago. (sorry I couldn't get on right away) I love the Columbine mix! there are at least 3 different cultivars listed. It will be lots of fun with this one. AND with the echinacea -- diferent cultivar mix. It'll be like a surprize! Thank you very very much!

    Bookmark   November 4, 2009 at 10:54PM
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