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2014 Spring Fling/Swap

Posted by p-mac 7 (My Page) on
Fri, Mar 21, 14 at 22:32

Greetings, All!!

It's time for us to plan our Spring Fling/Swap for 2014. DH & I are looking forward to hosting again this year! It will be held Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 11:00 AM (or when you get here) until 2:00 PM (or whenever you need/want to leave). If you've never attended one of our gatherings, please mark your calendars!! It's going to be great to see old friends again also. Now, let's do a brief outline of the totally loose-structured Garden Party!

The purpose of this Meet & Greet is to exchange extra plants, materials, share stories and tips, attach a name to a face and even squeeze in a pot-luck lunch! Somehow there is always more than enough food. For fun (like we need more?!) you can participate in the "door prize" exchange which can be ANYTHING garden, growing, yard or landscape related. It can be purchased or handmade. (Who can forget Telow's gorgeous carving??? Or the painted gords?? Or Dawn's Hab Gold Jelly?) Participation isn't mandatory, but it's a LOT of fun. We draw for gifts by numbered ticket. Someone volunteers to call numbers and someone volunteers to play Vanna White.

Who can come? Everyone! Well, almost. I think the main requirement is an interest in gardening, whether you are 8 or 80. Children are welcome, as are your mother, in-laws, brother, neighbor or friends, etc. But please, only one car load. Heh!

What do you bring? (And Tree has already started a thread about this.) Any extra plants, rootings or seeds. Got extra pots sitting around but can't throw them away because they're too good? Bring 'em! Mia graciously brought a load (and I mean LOAD) of bamboo one year for plant stakes! You get the idea. Also bring a chair for yourselves or blanket, sunscreen and your contribution to the meal.

Ken & I will provide the space, the tableware (plates, napkins, cups, eating utensils, etc.) as well as iced tea, water and probably apple juice or lemonade. I've arranged for a Porta-Potty also. This wonderful company hasn't gone up in price since I first rented one 5 years ago. The price is $90 and any buck or two contribution to help off-set that cost is very much appreciated. There will be a can provided nailed to a tree for donations. It's a "pot for a pot", if you will.

Where? Out at the Ol' DH and p-mac Homestead of which I will provide a map 2 weeks before the event. We have a couple acres in rural NE Norman with plenty of parking. Gathering will be out under the Redbuds. We are about 10 to 15 minutes from either I-35 or I-40, out between Lake Stanley Draper and Lake Thunderbird. I also suggest you wear comfortable, sturdy shoes. We have LOTS of sand out here - as well as a few stickers.

I have tables for the food and other needs. There will be a clearly marked areas for "Offerings" to share, "Door Prizes" and "Pre-arranged trades" for those that arrange for specific items.

To sign up, it's a 2-step process. First - post here! Let's start this party! What are you bringing and what do you need? Second - shoot me an e-mail from "my page" to tell me how many and give me your personal e-mail. I'll need this to get a map to you. I'm sure everyone understands the safety in not disclosing the location publicly. Yes, sadly it's a crazy world sometimes.

Have I left anything out? Are you ready? Let the fun begin!!!

Paula


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RE: 2014 Spring Fling/Swap

Hi Paula. Thanks for hosting! I am hoping to bring Hyacinth Bean starts. Not sure what I need, but I'm planning a larger veggie bed this year and we love most veggies. I'll probably bring a pot of prize-winning beans and maybe my pasta salad. I have grandkids who love to help in the garden, so I'll probably bring a couple of them. We'll probably have to play eeny meeny miney moe because there are so many of them. I'll email you with the head count. I am sooo looking forward to this!


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Hi Paula

I think, I can prolly find your house with my eyes closed... LOL, it's a mile or two off one of my favorite bike routes.

I have no idea what I will bring. I really need to get out in to my mess, and clean out the dead looking stuff and find what's coming up, what I can pot up, and what I can bring.

Same goes for food... Need to be in the mood for that one too. LOL

But I will be there. It's marked on my calendar, and I am not the ride leader for all the spring training rides any more. I am soooo looking forward to this.

Thanks so much for having all of us again.

Moni


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OklaMOM forgot to mention that I will be coming with her, as will her granddogter Cookie.

So far, I know for sure I have a baby lamb's ear and some castor bean seeds. I'll have a better idea of what I'll be bringing when it get closer to the Fling.


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Thank you for hosting this party!
I am so excited to be able to come this year and put faces with names.
I am going to watch and see what everyone else is doing because I have never been to one of these before. Then I will fall in with something. I have quite a few seedlings going but we will see how big they are!!! yay I am excited about this. Kim


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I will be there! I will bring food...a door prize...no plants to contribute.

Sharon


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I will be there too! Apparently I'm bringing cornbread salad by popular demand. :)

At this point I don't have plants, but as things pop up, I will see if I have extras I can pot up.

If Seedmama comes...I have something for her.


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II'm planning to come, but I don't know that I'll have much to contribute. The big dogs have pretty much destroyed my backyard, so I don't know if anything has survived them (I swear they're goats). But if anyone wants cuttings from an angelwing begonia or a mother of thousands, I'll have a few of each.


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Glad lisa is bringing cornbread salad iv been buying the stuff on sale at stores to make it for myself cuz dh even liked it i just mentioned id bring it if you didnt want to make it again and i know how many people liked it.

I might bring greenbean bundles.
I have no seedlings every tom is deformed and my peppers are looking bad.
Will bring 2 prizes and maybe a few gourds if i have any left.

Thanks for hosting paula again. What is this your 4th or5th time?
Tree


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Barring any unforeseen natural disaster, I'll be bringing an abundance of plants, particularly tomato, pepper and herb transplants.

I'm undecided about what food item I'll be bringing, but I'll bring something----it has to be something that travels a relatively long distance fairly well.

I'll also bring some door prizes and one happy hubby who isn't a gardener, but who certainly enjoys seeing everyone and talking with them, whether they are discussing gardening or something else.

Dawn


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Hooray, it's happening! Paula, you are a sweetheart for hosting! I will definitely be there with the husband in-tow. He's not a gardener per se, but he does own a lawn service company so he''ll enjoy himself I'm sure. I'll have multiple plants to offer: veggies, herbs, and flowers, although some may be quite small but we'll see.

The only thing I've been hoping someone may have an extra plant of for me is a black pearl pepper plant or two? I have two pots set aside just in case someone has an extra. I'm happy to bring something for lunch as well, but perhaps I'll wait til we get a bit closer and the menu fills in? I'm terribly excited for spring and the Spring Fling! Can't wait to meet everyone!
Alexis


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If anyone has any extra Little Lucy okra seed, I would love some! I can't seem to find it anywhere. OR if someone knows where to get some...


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Hi Guys!
Haven't been on here in FOREVER. Been really busy. We're hoping to make it this year. Will have gourd seeds, garlic, if anyone wants it, door prize and food. Not sure what else. Will have my husband and Danzig with me.
Lisak


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Hi Lisa!!!! (waving back!) I thought of you just the other day when I came across a beautiful photo you gave to me. I'd take some garlic. I've tragically ignored what J gave me and I have no more. I should be punished. (insert weak laugh)

And to the others that have sent me an email - I'm sorry I haven't said "got it!" but work has flat worn me smooth in the last 2 weeks. I knew it was coming....that's why I started the thread when I did. But I've finally been able to come up for air!!! It's only 27 days until we get together!!!! (Squealllllll!)

In about a week, I'll send out a "test" e-mail to those I know are coming and those I know I have your e-mails. I'll post here when I do. Dawn has always been helpful and forwarded me e-mails in the past, but we don't know what her fire-fighting schedule might be in the next few weeks so post here if you think you're not on the list to receive a map.

And a BIG SHOUT-OUT to first time attenders although long-term members! Heard from several!!! Can't wait to see you all at our "family reunion"!

Now...gotta go wash off this layer of peat and cow manure. Been out playing in the dirt!


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I'll be there with DH! Not sure what exactly we'll bring ... definitely a food item or two, some perennial divisions, extra seedlings, bamboo stakes and whatnot - expect a carload of whatever I've got!


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My wife and I would like to come and meet you guys. I read this forum almost everyday. This will be our first opportunity rub elbows and swap stories. I don't have any plants to bring this year but we can bring some food. This is very exciting Thank you


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Great, OldOkie! We look forward to meeting you and your wife, and anyone else that's kind of new...bring yourselves, bring some chairs, bring food to share...anything else like door prizes and/or plants is a bonus - we do have lots of stories to tell and advice to get or give - it's going to be a great time for all!

Sharon


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Does anyone happen to have an extra toothache plant?
Went to plant some and my seed pouch must have
spilled out cuz I don't keep empty seed packets.

With all my oral work it would be nice the pain pills they give me make me sick and brain dead. For 2 months I've been a lump on a couch and have only been on my scooter I think 1 time. I'm allergic to all meds, Dayquil knocks me out.
If someone has extra seeds I'll buy them. Don't want to pay S&H for 1 thing.
Thanks all
Tree


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Guess I'll miss this one too. Just too much of a drive from se ok. I'm sure the gatherings are a hoot .


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Guess I'll miss this one too. Just too much of a drive from se ok. I'm sure the gatherings are a hoot .


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Yay! I'm so excited to go this year. Thank you so much for hosting. I'm also not sure exactly what I'll bring but probably a door prize and food. I'm really looking forward to it!
Kristin


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Lisak, Hi! (emitting loud squeal of delight here) I was wondering if you had abandoned us. Glad to see you back.

Paula, We had a couple of bad weeks with fires a while back, but everything here is so greened up in general that I really think the worst is over. I haven't been to a single fire all week! Woo hoo! (Granted, it is only Wednesday, but I'm going to keep thinking positive.) So, don't worry. If anyone has trouble getting through to your email, they can email me through GW and I'll forward it to you just like I have in the past.

I'm looking forward to meeting everyone who will be attending their first Spring Fling. I think my first one was in 2005, and it seems like I miss about every third one, but Tim (who isn't a gardener himself) and I enjoy every single one we attend.

Busy1, It is quite a drive for you, but I'm going to keep hoping you make it to one of the Spring Flings one of these days. We've been talking with you for so long on this forum, I feel like we've already met you but it really is fun to meet everyone in person.

Dawn


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Found out yesterday that my daughter has planned my grandson's 2nd birthday party on the same day as the Fling. Oh pooh. Wouldn't miss his birthday for nuthin'! So sorry to miss the Fling, though. I look forward to meeting you all in the future. Have fun!


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I know I am new but I would love to join if it is okay with you all. I be glad to bring some food and door prize. So much fun to learn from each of you and chat.

Thanks,
Denweave


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Busy1, I think you ought to saddle up and come. You would have fun.


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I was told greenbean bundles would be nasty after a couple of hours..
Does anyone have experience with bundles?
Now I don't know what to bring if that's the case.


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Tree, How about 3 bean salad? You could make it the day before, transport in a cooler and serve cold. If you are coming on your bike and a cooler isn't practical, then you could always send Lisa a check ahead of time to contribute to the 'rented potty', and just skip the food. Not everyone can contribute to everything, but most everyone can contribute something to the gathering each year. We just want to see you continue to come.

I have to carefully select what food items I bring because of the distance that I travel. The first year that Paula hosted the Fling, I furnished the plates, napkins, forks, spoons, etc. Paula was a little nervous about the entire thing that year, and I added to that nervousness by being almost the last one to arrive. LOL As the lunch time approached, I think she was already visualizing having to run out and buy eating utensils. I did manage to get there before it was time to eat, but I'm sure I didn't do her nerves any good. I tried to make up for it the next year by mailing a check early to the potty fund. LOL

Last year the food was easier for me with the Fling in the Tulsa area and my travel time was significantly reduced so I was able to take a tenderloin and homemade hot rolls. Each of us has differing circumstances to deal with and they vary from year to year because our conditions change. Just do what you can do without stress, and come have fun at the gathering.


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Paula,
Unfortunately we won't be in town, but I sent you an email about some extra packets of seeds that I'd like to add to the "give away" table.
Krista


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Even though I am new, I'm very excited about the get together. Just hoping I won't have to work through it. But if not, I'll be there with food and a doorprize. Since we just moved it, I don't even know what I have yet in the yard, but I'll be there barring work.


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Wish I could come, but in laws are coming in that day.

I'm new to the forum and to Oklahoma, but not to gardening. We are military and just arrived here 6 months ago from Germany (where I had a large garden lent to me by the Germans). I'm used to gardening in New Hampshire and Texas but not here in Oklahoma. Seems like the main difference between here and Texas that I may have to deal with would be the winds.

I would love to come to the fling just to be able to pick some experienced brains.


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baabaamilker,

You should come and bring the in-laws!

One year we had one of our faithful (Chandra, who has since moved to another part of the States) bring his visiting in-laws/parents(?) from India. They didn't speak English, but we all had a good time anyway. You know you really don't want to wait until next year, so you should come, even if it's just for an hour or so (if you're at all within driving distance).
There are many brains to be picked :-D

Sharon


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Hi Paula, I will be there. Im so glad I didnt miss it this year. Thank you for hosting again this year!

Also, if anybody has an early wonder tomato plants, I don't have anything but seeds to trade, but I would gladly pay for the plants. Thanks


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Hey, Sherri! Good to know! Gotcha down.

To all you others, please make sure you shoot me an e-mail so I can send you a map!!! I'm in the process of compiling the list. I've received several but there are a few of you that haven't been here that posted you'll attend and I don't have your e-mail. I'll post your screen names hopefully tomorrow to let you know I still need that info from you.

Easter is only a week away...and hopefully our LAST freeze is this week....I'm so looking forward to seeing you ALL in 13 days!!!!

Paula


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I will bring 5 bean salad.
Thanks soonergrandmom great idea for a food traveling on a bike
Tree


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I will bring 5 bean salad.
Thanks soonergrandmom great idea for a food traveling on a bike
Tree


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Tree, You are welcome.....now to decide what I will bring. LOL


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Hi, Peeps! I just a few moments ago sent an e-mail with a map link to those of you that are new...or might need a reminder map. I didn't send it to those of you that....(like Moni said) .... can find your way here "with your eyes closed". But if you need a refresher or reminder...just holler! Unfortunately, when my computer tower was stolen last June - that saved map I had went with it. I had to re-create and ...dang it....programs have changed. Also, here's a hint...look for that familiar garden-witch out by the drive. (No - it's not me...but you'll know it when you see it!)

KB21 - I don't think I have an e-mail for you so please go to my page and send me your e-mail address?

I've got a head-count of 35 right now...but I know from experience that number will change. One year we had close to 90....and I think we had almost 50 the first year we hosted (2009?) So it's not too late to join in on the Garden Party.

We will provide a brisket as our contribution to the meal. Maybe that will help anyone else decide what to bring for our lunch.

T minus 11 days and counting......!!!!!!!

Paula


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Paula, im planning on bringing cole slaw (vinegar dressing not creamy) and some little sub-sandwiches to contribute! Also, is beer acceptable for this shin dig or are we keeping this party alcohol-free? Im happy to bring some yummy brew if anyone will partake but definitely dont want to offend anyone or overstep any boundaries. :)


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Sorry, I somehow always manage to double post messages!

Alexis

This post was edited by amunk01 on Fri, Apr 18, 14 at 16:37


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Let's see. ....hubby's time off request , check. Decide on what plants to bring, check. Arrange for kidnapping grandchildren, check. Door prizes and food , check. Hmmmm, now what did I forget? Oh yeah, RSVP 2 adults and 2 children. Ugh, I need a keeper.


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Paula you will have to call and just leave a message on the number I'm giving you. I just need the street name ya know exit.
I know your bussy but Ii's been 4 years.


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sorry my number is 368-0283. Dang don't hit your head.
Tree


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I amazingly don't have work so I should be coming =) Not sure what I'm cooking yet, but I'll keep you posted. This is my first year gardening and I don't really have seedlings to spare, but I do have a bunch of seeds. All from Baker Creek. If anyone is looking for anything specific let me know. I was thinking of bringing the lemon squash, yardlong bean, and crane melon seeds. I've also got a ton of herb seeds. Ranging from catmint to lemongrass and a lot more of the hard to find types.


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Hope this isn't a duplicate - not sure what just happened (!)

At any rate, I'll be bringing baked beans to go with Paula's brisket, plus money for the port-a-potty, and a door prize.

Just one adult - also note that Katie is coming with her husband, Greg...and I believe they're bringing their friend, Daniel. She keeps forgetting to RSVP, so...here it is :-D.

Can't wait - see you guys on Saturday,

Sharon


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Is it too late to RSVP? I'm hoping to be there- with my neighbor Susan and potentially my DH (who will probably cancel at the last minute).

Don't know what it would be, but I would bring some kind of dish.

Hope to see you all Saturday!

Andria


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Hey, Andria!!! I was wondering where you were! Not too late at all. And I have a ball for you. You left it the last time.

And thanks Sharon! I'd hoped Katie & crew would be there too!

I'm ashamed to admit that I've had epic crop fail on the plants I intended to share. Blech. Lesson learned "do not throw fertilizer on new leaves and not take the time to rinse and water well". They die. And they stay green.

Hippiehomemaker - can you shoot me an e-mail from my page to give me your e-mail? I need to send you a map.

And Tree - it's Franklin.

See you all Saturday!!!!


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Hi All,

I've been holding out secret hope I would be able to sneak in at the last minute. Alas, Seedling 2 is playing t-ball (Can I just say how cut that whole thing is?) and they decided yesterday to sign up for a tournament this weekend. So much for planning. I've got 6 flats of cascarones, and already bought the broccoli for salad. I really thought I was going to sneak in a visit.

I hope ya'll have a great time. I'll be thinking of you!


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Paula....I did (finally) send you your "old" maps - hope you got that e-mail.... :-D

Sharon


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Seedmama,

We'll miss you, but I bet you'll be having a bundle of fun at the tournament. How can Seedling 2 be old enough to be playing ball? Aaack! We're aging, we're aging. Little kids playing t-ball is just the cutest thing.

Dawn


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Sharon - Got 'em! You have no idea how much I appreciate having those!!!! Thank you!

HippieHomemaker - will be sending you a copy of those maps shortly!

Seedmama - DH says to just go ahead and drop that broc salad by on your way to the tournament. hehe! I'd bet that Dawn, Soonergrandmom and Carsonsmimi will help make sure it doesn't go to waste! Seriously, we will miss you...but as every gardener always says...."there's always next year!"

Yikes! Just realized I don't have enough name tags!

And for those of you that have inquired about Plan B in the event of bad weather...yes, we have a large metal garage and covered decks both front and back. But I really think the bad weather will hold off until later in the day. That being said - I'll invite our resident meteorologist wxcrawler (Lee) to chime in if he thinks different.

T-MINUS 3 DAYS!!!

Paula


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What does everyone think about a bike/possibly stormy ride this Saturday?
I will bring 2 door prizes, Food and money for the Potty.
Dh will be with me.
He has no choice.
Can't wait to see everyone and meet new people.

Thanks Paula for that fact. My phone was stolen 30 minutes after I posted.


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Hey - Tree - Ain't no thang. You and B should be fine on the bike...but I'll keep an eye on things and politely tell you when you need to shag your happy hiney's on out.

As I will all the others. I want everyone to be able to come and go SAFELY. This is Oklahoma...so we all need to stay "weather aware"....but I'm not going to cancel anything because it can all change within 30 minutes.

Over and OUT for tonight..but I'll be watching this thread closely the next several days.

Paula

This post was edited by p-mac on Wed, Apr 23, 14 at 23:08


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Seedmama could drop off the salad and I could send her on her way with her plant and a package of zuchetta seed :) It is all her fault I grew it!


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shawneegardener - I need your e-mail address so I can send you a map! I received your message. Garden Web has a setting that allows one to block their e-mail so I couldn't see yours.

Anyone else need directions/map??? I know several long time members know their way here, but I can understand needing a refresher.

Looks like the weather is going to be breezy but the rain is going to hold off until the evening!!!


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Paula,
I sent you an e-mail. Guess you didn't get it. Please send a map.
Thanks,
Lisak


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Lisa K - I've sent it to the yahoo address I had. Let me know if you don't get it!


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Getting so excited for tomorrow, all! My baby seedlings are still not really hardened off, and haven't been potted up, so I am thinking of leaving them at home. Besides food, here's some things I could bring if anyone is interested - just shout out and I'll begin accumulating this afternoon. I'm still pretty limited because things are just getting started in our new house's beds, so most of my favorite things are not anywhere near the size needed to divide.

Bamboo canes (for staking)
Lamb's ear
irises of surprise colors
elephant garlic
monkey grass
various seed packets


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Mia I would love some bamboo. this is so exciting, I can hardly wait!
I am bringing some small tomato plants. They are hardened off and different varieties, but my peppers have to be left behind.
I will be bringing dessert and door prizes also !!!
Kim


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Mia, I would love some bamboo! I am bringing my lonely extra tomato plant, a husky cherry red. And I have a few extra ornamental pepper plants too, tequila sunrise and poinsettia, I believe. Flowers i'm bringing include marigolds and Arizona blanket flowers, sage plants, and little mosquito plant cuttings I rooted a few weeks ago. Not sure how fast those grow over the summer so those may be kinda worthless, but I'll bring them just in case anyone wants a miniature plant lol. I'll have a silly little door prize, $$ for the potty and food of course! I can't wait to meet everyone! The chairs are stacked by the back door and ready to go!

Alexis

This post was edited by amunk01 on Fri, Apr 25, 14 at 13:37


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Anyone want sand plum trees?


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Carol - I'd say yes - but as you know I've already got my own thicket. Bring a few anyway if you don't have to go to any trouble. And speaking of fruit-bearing plants - I haven't dug up the gooseberries yet but I will before you get here...or leave. Less "shock" time is better.

About to put the bad-boy brisket on to start cooking. Kim - I'm so glad you said you're bringing a dessert! I picked up a large tray of cookies today because no one mentioned something sweet. Score! We've got choices!

I'm getting so excited for tomorrow! I've spent today prepping.....I look forward to this more than the first blooms!


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Paula, I'm bringing cookies too because when I was at the store this afternoon (likely while you were posting that you picked up a tray of cookies, lol), I was hungry and cookies sounded good. : ) I'm also bringing a big bowl of mixed fresh fruit. I bought red seedless grapes, green seedless grapes, pineapple, strawberries and 3 kinds of melon.

Of course, I'm bringing Tim, door prizes, $$ for the potty and a few plants as well.

I won't list every type of plant I'm bringing, but there's 8 flats of plants so far, including:

-- about 100 tomato plants (representing virtually all the varieties on my 2014 Grow List)

--five kinds of sweet bell peppers---mini bell peppers that mature to yellow or red and full-sized bells that mature to red, orange or yellow

--the smallest hot pepper plants y'all ever will see but they are only a month old and fully hardened off---just tiny. They are mostly jalapenos (Early Jalapeno, Gigantea, Grande', Big Guy and probably Biker Billy), There might be an Ancho Gigantea plant or two in the flat of hot peppers.

--some herbs, including Smokey Bronze Fennel, Florence Fennel, "Vierling" Dill for sure and some sort of basil, I think...and maybe some parsley

--some flowers, including Outhouse Hollyhocks (mixed colors), Rose Mallow, Lion's Tail (tall, mint family, orange flowers) and Balsam.

--A flower used more like an herb, specifically as a tea plant. It is Hibiscus sabdariffa and the calyx's from its flowers are used in tea--they put the Zing in Red Zinger tea. I mostly grow it just because it is a beautiful plant.

I won't know until we load up the car in the morning if there's room for more flats of plants, but if there is room, I'll cram in some more plants.

Looking forward to seeing everyone and so happy the severe weather won't start up until the Spring Fling is over!

Dawn


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Squeaaaalllll! Dawn - I just sent you a message about the same time you were typing the above!!!! Fine minds- same circles. Heh! Not surprising we both bought cookies. This officially gives me permission to sneak a few on the tray I bought!

The brisket is smelling soooooo good that I may have trouble sleeping. It's on "low" in the crock pot so that it will at least be tender. Grandson is here with us for the event...hope the brisket smell doesn't make sleeping difficult for a 10 yr old male! ha!

Ok, going to bed now. Super, super, SUPER stoked to see you all tomorrow!!!!! It's really officially SPRING now for me. I get to spend some time with my garden peeps! It don't get better than this.

Paula


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  • Posted by KB21 none (My Page) on
    Sat, Apr 26, 14 at 11:32

I'm super bummed, I won't be able to make it. One of my dogs had emergency surgery this week and I need to stay home and keep an eye on him... I hope you all have a great time and hopefully I'll meet you all at the next fling!
-Kristin


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RE: 2014 Spring Fling/Swap

Kristin, I hope your dog is okay. Furry children are as important as Plant Children, you know.

We look forward to seeing you at next year's Spring Fling.

Dawn


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