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OBF's May Basket Flights #3

Posted by margaret_2007 5A (My Page) on
Wed, May 27, 09 at 9:50

Good morning-Ladies

Here is the new post with listings of sent & received. Remember-we wanted to make this reasonable & fun for everyone due to the economy. I can't wait to see what is being received! Have a great time planning for your partner!

I will post each morning of results for that day!

Listing so far:

Carol/veeja sent & received

Deb/debya sent & received

Melissa sent

Dottie sent

This is what I have as of 5/27 at 9:00 A.M. CDT. I will post others that are sent & received tomorrow, 5/28!

Blessings, Margaret

baskets Pictures, Images and Photos


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It has been so wet here, I haven't gotten mine yet. I hope to get it out tomorrow or maybe this aft. Thanks, Melinda


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Boy, it IS wet here, isn't it, Melinda? Most of my plants have yellow or dropped leaves from too much water. UGH.
I had to dig many of my plants - just to keep them from drowning. I think the only things enjoying this much water are the skeeters! They're HUGE this year! :O)


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  • Posted by remy 6WNY (My Page) on
    Wed, May 27, 09 at 17:28

Margaret,
I did get my box on its way today, yay!

To the Receiver of my Box,
I forgot the name of something I sent you. Lol, no, I know what it is, and you want it! I mean the cultivar name. When you get thew box remind me to tell you the name in case I forget.
The other funny thing is I almost forgot to include what you wanted, but I remembered before I mailed : )

Jeanne,
Happy Belated Anniversary. I loved the pic! You look so 70's, and you were a beautiful bride.

Melinda and everyone else with rain,
What is up with that?! Now this year, I need rain! It was suppose to rain today, but it has gone north. I hope it drops down to here tomorrow.

Also...
I sent everyone Annie's info. I got a few returned mails. If you didn't get it, please email me so I can try again.
Thanks!
Talk to you all later,
Remy


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Melissa, Yes! The rain is terrible here. Rained again most of the afternoon and is right now. My tomatoes are just sitting and possibly almost rotten! I took some iris up a week or so back and they were even slightly mushy in areas! Probably won't have any in a month or so!
Hope everyone is having a great evening! Guess I'll catch up on some housework as can't go outside! Melinda


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Just wanted to share some pictures with ya'll!
This is why I love our group.

Here's a rose I received from Remy last year! (I don't know what I did with the tag, Remy!)

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A hollyhock I grew from seeds I received from Melinda!

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An unknown daylily I got from Big Sis Carol!

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And here's my FAVORITE Lili! (got her from my hubby! LOL!)

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That's why I love our little group....I get to look at my flowers every year, and think of the lovely ladies that shared with me!
Hugs to all!
Melissa


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Oh Melissa, that is so special!! I love that you posted pictures of flowers from other members. I have to try to do that kind of stuff. Lily is getting so big!! Super cute!!

Amy A-z


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Caught up on the posts

Hi again everyone,
Whew!!! What a busy and exhausting week. I am finally able to sit down and get caught up on all the posts (and trying not to fall asleep).

Dottie, I'm so jealous about your water stations!! That is such a great idea!! Could you send you DH up here to my backyard next?! LOL!

Jeanne, love the wedding picture!! How fun! Happy Anniversary.

Carol, you crack me up!

Hopefully it will stop raining so much for all of you that are saturated. Send some of it up here, we need a little rain (don't send it all though)! :-) It's cold here tonight. They are talking frost in the NW parts of MN. UGH, I sure am glad I don't live in northern MN!!!! I just spent the last few nights putting out my plants for the summer. Do you know how mad I would be if I had to spend the whole night dragging them back in!?!

BTW, does anyone know how to run electricity out to the middle of a backyard? I want to put a pond out there but my hubby said that he wouldn't start digging until I figured out how to run electricity out there. Man, he's too darn practical!! I say let's start digging and we'll figure out the details later!! LOL! Anyway, let me know if you have any pointers. Is it easy enough for us to do ourselves, or should I just find an electrician to hire?

Have a great night everyone!
Amy A-z


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Amy, I asked my DH about your electrical project for the pond and he says what you might want to do is get the Reader's Digest home improvement book on electrical wiring. I think he uses those books for everything. He says it's just a matter of how comfortable you guys are with handling electrical projects. It's certainly something that could be done without hiring an electrician - you'd have to run conduit pipe underground to hold the wire to keep it from being accidentally cut, and connect the wire to the source (breaker box with its own circuit would be best). I hope that helps you think about whether you want to do it yourselves. (I usually go with your approach, by the way . . . that is, to dig first and figure out what comes next later! Works for me as long as DH is willing to bail me out!)

Melissa, your baby is adorable! Your flowers are lovely, too. You are motivating me to figure out the Photobucket thingy. Okay. Note to self. I will not post again until I can post a photo!

Remy, I printed out the instructions you gave me once (a long time ago) and I will use them tonight!

Melinda, Hope you guys are drying out by now. We had a lot of rain here earlier in the Spring. Now we're dry enough that I'm needing to water things. The good news is that during the heavy rains the plants just grew like weeds. My bamboo sent up 30' stalks! Love it!

Okay, well I'm off to do the Photo Experience.

Dottie


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Melissa-I would love to swap plants for that darling Lili. What a little doll baby. Thanks for sharing her with us as she grows up.

Night All

Shirley


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Dottie, thanks for the tips. Sounds scary. I'll have to see if I can look it up online. I have no idea how to add a new circuit and connect to it. Also, how do you run the pipe under the ground and how deep? See, now there's 2 reasons to send your DH up here! LOL!! Good luck with posting the pictures. Once you see how easy it is, you'll be posting pictures all the time. Don't forget the wine!!! :-)

Don't know if this will help but here's a screenshot I posted on another forum when I was trying to help someone else out. This is what you need to do after you load your pictures into photobucket...

Images in Photobucket

Amy A-z


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Hi Margaret,
I sent my package out this morning.

Jeanne, Happy Anniversary to you!

Melissa, your daughter is just adorable.

Remy, recieved info. on Annie, thanks so much.

Cindy


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Wow, Amy! How did you DO that?? You guys are all way ahead of me in computer know-how. Thanks for that. I will go try to post a picture of something after this message. I did fool around with it for a while last night, and DH said that I had to install something. He stood over me while it installed, and now he says it should work.

Yeah, I'm sure my DH would love to get away from our pipeline project! He'd probably pop up there to do something else in a minute! Apparently our water pressure is too GOOD! It pops the pipe fittings off the underground pipes now. It's never easy!

About your conduit, DH says that all instructions will tell you to bury below frostline; however, he has never put our PVC for the water faucets anything lower than a couple of inches and they've never burst. We had one line above ground for two years as a test. It gets maybe minus ten degrees here for a few days at a time, max.

Well, if you decide to get an electrician, maybe you can dig the trenches yourselves. (I don't know if electricians dig:) I suppose the "right" person to hire would be a landscape architect. He/she would have those people in a team.

Remy, I didn't get your email. I've had a bit of trouble with that one lately. Maybe try: remaxxrealtor@gmail.com
I am totally at war with technology lately! Yesterday I got a new cell phone. Had to. Old one wouldn't charge any more. On the way home, my Bluetooth died and I used the phone directly. Got pulled over by State Police. Got a huge ticket. Crap! I'd had the new phone for about ten minutes!

On that note, I will try to attach a photo of something, just as a test. daffodils

I DID IT! I DID IT! I DID IT!

Dottie


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Woohoo!!!! Great job Dottie!!! Beautiful bulbs!!! Boy, I sure wish they bloomed more than just once a year!

Thanks for all the great info on my pond electricity. Man, I wish my hubby was a handy man like yours is!!! Mine is a computer nerd like me! We are stupid when it comes to construction stuff! :-)

Amy A-z


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I received a FANTASTIC box from Dottie today!
I am so happy....she sent some beautiful plants! And it's perfect weather to plant them, too!
Here's what she sent:

~A nice notecard! (Dottie~ your note says there is another box?! Darlin', if that's true, you have REALLY outdone yourself! This box was wonderful!!)
~A super cute bunny bird feeder! (at least, I *think* that's what it is! It'll work super well for one, at any rate! My birdies will love it!!) I LOVE IT!!
~Plants:
Mint
Hosta-variegated
Chives
Catnip
Sage
Oregano
Flowering tobacco

And the plants are just beautiful, Dottie! You packed them really well! I even took a picture to show everyone what a terrific job you've done!

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Thank you SO MUCH, Dottie! You fulfilled several of my wants!
And did you know I was working on a shade garden? The hosta is perfect for it!! Yay!

Melissa


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Bunny! I am so amazed at how much and how well you packed MY box!! I didn't realize that I would be your secret sender and you would be mine! Your box truly shows the meaning of good things coming in small(er!) packages! Yes, it's true that I couldn't do it and there is another box lurking out there. If I remember right, there is only one plant in it with the "basket goodies". BTW, I'm not sure, but the girl in the shoppe told me the bunny I sent you is a birdbath. I think you can use it for whatever you want!

I love that you sent all these named irises! There are nine of them and I can't wait to look them all up and see who they are! And you couldn't have known that I lost all my gladiolus bulbs last year. Having more is so welcome!

Besides all that, Bunny sent me Calla lily bulbs, wildflower seeds (perfect for a spot I just cleared TODAY!), pruners, garden gloves, a pedicure set, a bookmarker, orange cranberry candle, a ceramic heart pendant, Burt's Bees orange hand lotion (always wanted to try it), notecards, address book and calendar, Miracle Grow fertilizers, and an actual May-basket-tote! Thank you Bunny! It's all awesome!

Amy, Now that I used Photobucket, I feel like a real person! Yeah, DH is kind of handy to have around - but, as you can see we could sure use a computer geek around here, too! It took me years to achieve a photo on GW! (And I may never do another!)

Amy, I had another thought: Do you really need electricity for the pond? There are solar powered pumps now. I've seen them advertised in some garden mags. Solar powered sprayers and filters, too. If your pond is in the sun, maybe that could work?

Dottie


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  • Posted by remy 6WNY (My Page) on
    Thu, May 28, 09 at 20:23

Hi All,
It is finally raining!
I wrote a post last night and it isn't there!! I hate when that happens. Anyway, I wrote to tell MARIE and AMY A_Z that I have not forgotten them. I'm on vacation next week and I will be sending out you boxes. Marie~the valentine box. Amy~the 1/2 of a swap box from winter.

Melissa,
Lili is cute and getting huge! They sure grow fast.
It is nice to get plants from all over. It makes them extra special. The rose is Leontine Gervais. I sure hope you planted her with room to grow. I'll post my blog post about her below.

Dottie,
You did it!! : )
I'll try your other address for the questionnaire.

Amy,
I'm with you build the pond while you can and worry about he electricity later. Of course I would not let my Gary anywhere near an electrical job. My pond is close to the house so I have an extension cord hidden to it. I know that won't work out in the middle of the year, lol.
Talk to you all later,
Remy

Here is a link that might be useful: My blog post about Leontine Gervais


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Just popping in to say that my package is on the way. Got it mailed yesterday.It should arrive on Sat, so ladies stalk your mail carrier!LOL! For some reason I couldn't log onto GW yesterday.

Today is the last day of school!!!There will be a small awards ceremony. My daughter will be getting one for the highest score on the reading part of the CRCT & for all A's & B's for the whole year on her report card. Her lowest grade was an 89, so she almost had all A's. Sorry, I'll quit bragging now! :D

I would like to have a pond in the yard, but our dog Diego would use it as his own personal spa! Our property is a stones throw away from a small creek so he is ALWAYS coming home wet.Just another reason my pets are OUTDOOR only.
later.....April


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Ooh, Thanks for posting that, Remy! My wondered if it was rambler- it was so tiny to start with last year, and now it's about 5ft wide by 4ft tall! With lots of little ones coming off the sides. It's by far my prettiest rose yet, in terms of foliage! It is the only one that hasn't dropped all it's leaves due to the wet weather. And I'd wondered about the roses themselves...one was creamy, double & very fragrant (the one in the picture) but the next one to bloom- on a different cane- was single, and pink! And no scent. It's kinda fun having 2 different flowers on the same bush! :O)

Dottie~ My first thought was that it was a birdbath, but then I thought about it some more....and thought "well, that would make a super cute feeder, too"......so that's what I went with! LOL The kids like the bath idea more though, and are going to make a bathing station later today. I'll try to post pics of that.

We had an exciting day yesterday. We had a HUGE brush pile in our yard that needed burning, so my oldest set it on fire for me. (I honestly didn't think it'd go up, since it's been raining so much!) Well, the thing went up in less than 30 minutes! And this was a pile about 15ft wide, by 6ft tall! PACKED tightly, too! Anyway, we were standing beside the fire, keeping watch...and we kept seeing a bird flying by, and chirping. So we went still.....and looked at each other...and both screamed..."BABIES!!!!!!"
Sure enough, when we listened closely, we could hear the babies chirping their heads off.
So we started scrambling, throwing burning brush here and there, screaming "WHERE ARE THEY??!?!?" We finally found them, underneath the brush- at the bottom....and only about 6" away from the fire!
There were 2 of them, about 2 weeks old or so. We got a basket to put them in, and set it in a bush by the fence. The momma didn't even wait for us to put it down, she just flew right over!
My son felt horrible for setting their home on fire....But we were excited that we could rescue them. They're still doing fine this morning, the momma is feeding them right now, actually! :O)


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Good Morning, Ladies,

It is a beautiful day here & the sun is actually shining. We have had cloudy days & lots of rain for most of this week. Wish I could send you some of it, Remy. Did You get enough to do any good? I must tell you how much I enjoy your blog with all the beautiful plants & flowers. The rose is beautiful. I thought about planting some in large containers but haven't gotten to that yet. Any one have a suggestion of what would work best.

Here is an update of baskets sent & received so far:

Carol/veeja11 sent & received

Deb/debya sent & received

Melissa/bunny sent & received

Dottie/Luckyladyd sent & received

Cindy Sent

Remy Sent

April Sent

Bunny-Your prize basket will be sent today or tomorrow.Hope you all enjoy!

The prizes for winners will be sent when I get all information needed.

April- Give "Congratulations" to your daughter for her award & her mother believing that she was a big helper with it all.

I want to get out in the yard as I know the weeds have had a great spurt of growth these last few days & I don't want them to get ahead of me! Have a wonderful day, Ladies

Thought this saying was appropriate for us all:

"Old Gardeners never die. They just spade away then throw in the trowel..........H.V. Prochnow, Sr.

Blessings, Margaret


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Morning ladies! Hope everyone is going to have a wonderful day!
Melissa-that Lili is adorable!!
And today is not raining! Sun is shining!
I still haven't gotten my box together, but plan to have it out no later than Monday!
Hugs to all, Melinda


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Remy,

Belated thanks for sending the OBF bios...finally read them this morning!!

What wonderful May baskets..........

Annie


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Oh My Golly Goodness! Dottie's second box arrived today! Darlin, I know I said it yesterday...but let me repeat myself... YOU HAVE OUTDONE YOURSELF!! :O)
This box is just as fantastic as yesterday's box! I feel so spoiled!
Dottie sent:
~A HUGE floral notepad (this is GREAT! I am always misplacing mine, I think this will help solve that little problem!)
~A box of Ferrero Rocher candies! Yummy! Gotta go hide these from hubby, he'll eat the entire box in ONE sitting!
~A butterscotch caramel candle! Smells yummmmmy!
~A goldfinch windchime! So pretty!
~Purple & white coneflower seeds! Yay!
~A soil moisture meter! My first!
~Copper plant markers! Woooo, doggies!! Dottie, these have been on my wish list for years now!!
~A book- "Green goes with everything". Sounds great, I can't wait to find time to read it!
~Plants: Sweet woodruff & Autumn Joy Sedum! Both on my want list! How awesome!!!

Dottie, THANK YOU so much! Like I said, I feel so spoiled. I absolutely love everything!

bunny thanks Pictures, Images and Photos


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Good Mid Morning,Ladies

I am so happy the site is back up. I was almost having the shakes from not being able to get on it & find out what is going on!

Baskets are moving all over the country & I think I have updated all that have been sent & received. If I get any today I will post later. Also, if I have missed anyone please let me know. I don't want to call Hope back. This RR is almost over!

Melissa(Bunny)-I finally got your prize basket sent for your wonderful dances.
Confirmation # is 0307 0020 5209 3625. I hope you & your family enjoy!

Can you believe that it is almost the 1st of June already?
I still haven't gotten my containers & hanging baskets done but it has been so rainy & cool that I doubt if anything would grow anyway. I want to get busy today as the sun is shining beautifully.

Have a wonderful weekend. Blessings, Margaret


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hi everyone, haven't been around lately...so much going on. just wanted to let margaret know that i missed the post office this morning, so my partner's package can't go out until monday. i had to reopen and soak the plants, so i don't want anyone thinking they are sitting boxed up all week.

when i have a minute, i have to read over the posts, but hope everyone is well.

THERESA24 - still wondering if you ever received the prize box sent last month.

have a nice weekend everyone. hope to be back around in a few days.

maryanne


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Nice photos everyone!

I sent my box to my partner today. Hope she likes it. I'm off to play in the dirt a while. Treasa


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  • Posted by remy 6WNY (My Page) on
    Sat, May 30, 09 at 21:34

Hi All,
I had a good day working on the garden. Well, worked mostly veggie pots, a few flower ones, and separating perennial seedlings. Gary of course is pointing out all the things that still need to be done and I keep saying that it is on the list, lol. I ran out of potting soil and had to make a trip to the nursery. I bought 2 big bags. It wasn't enough, I'm going to run out of soil again! I've got too any pots, lol. It also stayed sunny all day and it started raining as the sun was setting just the way I like it.

Margaret,
It rained last night too, so I'm finally back on track for the rain, yay!

April,
It is great that your daughter is doing so well!

Melissa,
Wow what a bird story, and with a happy ending! Mine from today is not so exciting. I saw the chickadee fly away from the house. So I went to peek and see if the babies were hatched. Well, mama chickadee was still in there and we scared the heck out of each other, lol.
Leontine has the best foliage of most any rose I grow. I think her only fault is the once bloom, but you know she is so big, she is a good companion for a large late blooming clematis.

Annie,
You're welcome : )

Hi Maryanne, Melinda, and Treasa too!

Hi to everyone else who hasn't posted in awhile!
Remy


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Let's all give ANNIE a great big, official OBF welcome!

WELCOME TO THE GROUP, ANNIE!

Welcome Pictures, Images and Photos

I will volunteer to be Annie's big sis!
Yay!


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Remy,
Thank you for such a wonderful May Box. I just love everything that you sent it is all so special. Thank you for the red sunflower seeds and the story of why you love them. That was sweet and I hope to get some finches to come around . I love the red hen and chicks and the green and red sedum. My mom gave me a nice shallow pot and they are already potted up and look beautiful. I love the blue eyed blond iris and the huckleberrys along with the blackberry. My boys will love those. I planted the salvia and knatia ( I know I spelled that wrong) I know they they will be beautiful. I appreciate the drought tolerant plants the last two years have been so dry.
I also love my goodies a yummy sage and cinnamon candle, a cute green wegman's bag, yummy tea's, a cute woven basket and beautiful flower tissues. Hope I didn't forget anything. You were so thoughtful. Thank you so much! Amy

P.S My box is going out Monday.


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Amy dh says he ran wire from our box to our shed in the back yard, he says wire dosen't freeze so 6in deep is fine. he ran the wire to the shed and to the box, then called an electrician to hook it to the hot wires in the box. dodn't wanna chance being fried. it was cheap since he did all the digging and hard work. if he goes to lowes or that other hardware store they will show him what wires he needs. it's in the 80's here, would whoever has our rain please send it home. bunny is lilly hubbys or dan the mail mans ?here is one side of my front yard, just starting to bloom. happy spring. hugs carolPhotobucket


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Hi Everybody! So glad to be able to visit again. I was starting to think it was just me who couldn't get on the site.

Melissa, I'm so pleased you like your "May basket"! I had a lot of fun putting it together. As you said in your profile - - you really are easy to please! I should have probably told you that the mint can really spread. The first year I planted it, I had a nice little patch by the end of the summer. The next year it was more like a large bed. Now, if I didn't control it by pulling it up around the edges, it would be a field! I don't mind, as it smells so lovely as I pull it up from where I'd rather not have it, and it's really easy to pull out.

I'm glad to hear your baby birds came out of their drama unscathed! (I have a squirrel that may not be so lucky! Two days in a row this little varmint has unpotted three of my plants. One he chewed and destroyed. The others were laid out on the deck. I repotted the poor things and he did it AGAIN the next night!)

Remy, After Margaret mentioned your blog a couple of days ago, I had to take a peek. What lovely photos! And you are so faithful with posting! I spent today in the garden as well. DH is still working on the pipelines to try to put the water stations in. Today was ANOTHER trip to Home Depot for faucet fittings and pipe doohickeys, etc. Then, I'm happily potting up something and hear this gawdawful water hissing sound. Closer inspection shows me a broken pipe, just flooding water into an area that's already too wet from the rains, and DH is NOWHERE to be seen! I'm running around, trying to figure out how to turn this thing off, when he appears from behind the bamboo and notices the situation. It's pretty much a muddy mess now in a lot of the area where I just planted things yesterday! Also, I'm sorry to tell you, still no email from you at either address with the newest bio. Oh, and thanks again for the tutorial on Photobucket. I totally would never have figured it out without your sending me that.

Amy, thanks for your Photobucket page, too. That made everything much easier. (Your suggestion to have a glass of wine helped, too!) How's the pond planning coming?

Oh, I almost forgot: I have my first little green tomato on one of my plants! Isn't gardening exciting!

Dottie

Margaret, As you see, here I am and all is well. Forgive the email. I can imagine, as the hostess for this month, that you would begin to hyperventilate, not knowing who sent and who got what, and here it is the 30th!


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Good Morning, Ladies

Another beautiful day here, no wind & lovely sunshine. The temp is 48 which I love the cooler weather but not too good for my seeds I'm trying to start outside.

List of sent & received as of Saturday 5/30

Carol/veeja11 sent & received

Deb/debbya sent & received

Dottie/luckyladyd sent & received

Melissa/Bunny sent & received

Amy/amybabyboy3 received

April sent

Remy sent

Treasa sent

Ladies, another celebration for us to share today:

This is Amy/A-Z's 1 year wedding anniversary.

Congratulations, Amy

anniversarys Pictures, Images and Photos

Have a wonderful day, Ladies.

I don't know who is hostess for next month but please forgive me for running this swap into June.

Blessings, Margaret


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Hello ladies,

Just checking in to see how everyone has been. Looks like this was a great swap!

Melissa....that's quite an ordeal with those birds!

Maryanne, I swear I posted about the prize box but now I can't find it anywhere. I hate that. I'm so sorry....I did receive the box and love it! I will be using the wonderful picnic supplies with my boys all summer by the pool....we'll have fun, fancy "picnics" everyday! School is out in one more week and I just can't wait!

The funny thing about being a teacher and having school get out for the summer is changing gears. Things are so busy at the end of the year, that when it is finally over, there is a feeling of being lost on those first few days with nothing to worry about! But it is a good feeling and I will be able to enjoy my gardens again and join in my OBF's.

I think I'm supposed to host July....but I don't see a June swap posted....was that supposed to be me? If so, I can do it and apologize for being late. I was thinking it was July.

Theresa


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Happy Anniversary, Amy! I wish you a joyous day!

Carol, your garden is lovely. I see we have a lot of the same plants! I just got the Peach Flambe coral bells this year and I LOVE them! (I think that's what I see in your photo.) And the blue through the bed is exactly what I did, too. Is that Russian Lobelia I see towards the back? I'm growing them for the first time this year. I'll try to post a photo later.

Theresa, congrats on finishing the school year! I know that's always a sigh of relief for DH (he's one, too).

Hope you all have a good, gardening day!

Dottie


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  • Posted by remy 6WNY (My Page) on
    Sun, May 31, 09 at 9:42

AmyBB,
Glad you liked everything. The Blackberry is 'Triple Crown Thornless'. When I was packing the box, I had a brain failure and couldn't remember, lol. It will grow quickly and in a couple years, you will be amazed at all the berries.

Carol,
Your planting looks great especially for how short of a time you lived there!

Dottie,
Thank you. I like taking photos. I'm glad you figured out how to post you photos! You have a tomato growing?! I hate you, LOL, no I don't : ) I just won't have a tomato for awhile : ( - pouting like a little kid, lol.

Amy A-Z,
Happy Anniversary! I hope this is the first of many wonderful years together.

Theresa,
Your right, no post for June! we are disorganized, lol. I don't know who is June? Shirley has a copy of the months. Hopefully she stops by today.
Remy


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Happy Anniversary, Amy!
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We are having beautiful weather this weekend. So much to do outside that is it very welcome.
Melissa, Lili is sure getting bigger...such a cutie!
Carol, your flower bed is lovely.
Theresa, glad you get a chance to relax now.
Hello to everyone else in the group, too!

Jeanne


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Amy A-Z


Annie ImageChef Custom Images

Hope everyone has a great day. Looks like it will be a warm one here.Might have to get in the kiddie pool! I'm going to have start changing the water in the hummer's feeders more often due to the heat.Hope my package arrived in good condition yesterday.
Gotta run the yard is calling me.

later....April


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  • Posted by remy 6WNY (My Page) on
    Sun, May 31, 09 at 11:27

Dottie,
I sent you 2 emails, Annie's info and a joke. Your one email address comes back undeliverable. The realtor one goes through. If you don't get them, send me an email(Remyo1212@yahoo.com,) and I'll try sending back from your email, maybe that will work.
Remy


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Remy,

GAH!!! This email thing is driving me up the wall. Now NEITHER of my emails is working right, apparently. The gmail one is working fine for my work stuff. I got something this morning. The juno one seems to be working also, as I got one from Margaret earlier, and have been getting other stuff. I will email you directly.

Dottie


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  • Posted by remy 6WNY (My Page) on
    Sun, May 31, 09 at 15:10

Dottie,
It did not work. Your computer must think I'm bad, lol.

Can someone else please forward their copy of Annie's info to Dottie, please? Thank you.
Remy


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Hi All,

Carol, lovely garden picture!

Margaret, I did send my package out on the 27th but don't see my name on your list : (

Remy,
I will send a copy of Annies info. to Dottie.

What a pretty day it is here! Hope everyone is having a great Sunday!

Cindy : )


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Hi, Ladies.
It has been a beautiful day here & now the evening comes. Where does the time go? I have so much I want to accomplish this coming week if life don't get in the way again. I want to get my flower beds to at least look presentable & ahead of the weeds. When it gets real hot I am a wimp & don't take care of anything outside.

Cindy-I had you as sending your basket in my posting on Friday but missed putting you in the posting today. Thanks for reminding me.

Have a wonderful evening & know lots of those baskets will be sent & received tomorrow. Those received so far have been great!

Blessings, Margaret


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Hi everyone,
I received my box from April yesterday. Sorry I didn't post sooner, I got home late and was exhausted last night and, after unpacking the box and potting it all up, I went to bed. So anyway, here is what April sent me...

3 types of Epis
Ice Plant
Tricolor sedum
Paprika yarrow
Dragon's blood sedum
Equador brug
Strawberry and cream brug

Woohoo!! Thank you for the awesome box April!!! You obviously looked at my list before you sent, you're awesome!!

Hey Dottie, I hope that you will still post pictures!! Wow, solar powered pumps? I have to look that up!!! My husband would be very happy to hear that!! The pond will be in full sun!

Awe Remy, that's great about the box!! I forgot about that, you have a great memory.

carol, your yard is beautiful!! Thanks for the idea about running the electric.

Thanks for the Anniversay wishes everyone. This is our first anniversary!! I can't believe it's already been a year!

I will try to get my box packed up tomorrow and sent off on Tuesday. It's been a busy weekend!

Amy A-z


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My package is going out in the am.
Del. conf# 420 14150 9101 0385 5574 9699 8841 62


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Finally I can post a short note.
I do have the month of June and below is the last list I found for this years swaps. We still need several months to be taken so if anyone wants a month please speak up.

January-(Remy)Seed Swap-----completed

February-(Melissa)LYLAS-Love You Like A Sister---completed

March-(Jeanne) St. Patricks Day---completed

April- (Maryanne) April Showers Bring May Flowers---completed

May- (Margaret) May Flowers and Showers--in progress

June- (Shirley) White Elephant Swap

July- (Theresa) Beat The Heat Swap

August-(Carol) Dog Days

I will post a new thread and everyone can sign up there.

Shirley


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Amy A-z, I read Carol's post about what her DH said about the electric and then asked my DH and he said that, of course, is right. You don't need to worry about heave or bursting things with wire. He thought I was talking about water pipes when he said that! Then he started thinking about electric wires and, as he was in the process of digging up the whole yard anyway, he decided to give me electric in my greenhouse! Thanks, Guys!! He just laid some wire in the same trenches with the water piping. Next weekend he'll install the junction boxes. Yea! No more running over a long extension cord with my wheelbarrows and carts!

Remy, I'm so sorry to be so much trouble. I don't know why the stupid emails are not working. I'm getting some emails, but I guess I don't know if I'm NOT getting some.

Cindy, Thanks for sending the bio. I hope I get it from you! I'll be looking for it and let you know.

Margaret, I have the same problem. Every day the list gets longer and the time seems shorter. I don't do well with hot weather, either, so I'm trying to mulch and plant it all while I can.

Good night, all.

Dottie


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  • Posted by mellen 4a/5-ctrl. IA (My Page) on
    Mon, Jun 1, 09 at 13:52

Margaret, my box went in the mail today.

Tomorrow is the last day of school for the kiddies, but my last day is today. DH and I are leaving right after school for a road trip to Austin, TX, to attend my nephew's high school graduation. WooHoo!!!

Mary Ellen


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Margaret~ I received my prize box today! Oh My goodness! We are absolutely thrilled with everything you sent! And wow, did you send!! :O) The girls are having so much fun with the hats- they're playing outside right now (cowboys & indians...but at least they're PRETTY cowboys!). I have put up the candies for after supper, but we're making chocolate chip cookies right now. I know, I have no consistency as a parent...! :O)
But I wanted to have something to go with the coffee you sent, and wanted to save the candy until hubby got home from work so we could share with him.
And you have absolutely perfect timing with the plant markers & gloves! I just received some plants in another swap, and definitely needed the markers!

Thank you SO MUCH! We love everything, and it was SO very sweet of you to send it!

Bunny hugs Pictures, Images and Photos


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hi everyone, hope you are all well.

margaret, i finally got my box out, sorry to be late, but life got a hold of me and wouldn't let go. the month went to darned quick.

great boxes so far. love hearing what everyone receives.

carol, great yard picture, melissa, gorgeous daughter picture - what a doll baby.

jeanne and amy, a little late, but happy anniversary.

remy, is salmon an acutal color of a rose? i've been seeing this aboslutely stunning rose and the color is not quite pink, not quite orange and definitely not red. the closest it comes is salmon, but i think it might be a little deeper of a color. also, what rose would be that color?

be well everyone
maryanne


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Hi Dottie,
I'm so sorry to say I just checked my emails and yours was returned to me. I used your GW email address. I don't know what the problem may be because that doesn't usually happen. Sure hope you are able to find out why you are having problems with emails... must be so frustrating!

Hope everyone is having a great week.

Cindy


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  • Posted by remy 6WNY (My Page) on
    Tue, Jun 2, 09 at 8:06

Maryanne,
Yes, there are lots of salmon roses. You can do a search at Help Me Find on the link below. Do an advanced search. You can pick the color which would be Salmon Pink. THen you can pick the type like if you are noticing these are they a climber? Or maybe a floribunda. Anyway, if you cut down to a certain type of rose, it will shorten the list. If you do just Salmon Pink you will have to look through 18 pages of roses!
Remy

Here is a link that might be useful: Help Me Find Roses


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Good evening,Ladies

Just posting of sent & received as of 6/2

Carol/veeja11- Sent & received

Deb/debbya- Sent & received

Dottie/Luckyladyd- Sent & received

Melissa/Bunny- Sent & received

April/dirt_under_my_nails- Sent

Remy/remy- Sent

Treasa/uptreasa- Sent

Cindy/alwaysagarden- Sent

MaryEllen/mellen- Sent

Maryanne/earthlydelights- Sent

Amy/amybb3- received

Amy/dieg01991- received

If I missed anyone. please let me know.

Good night & blessings, Margaret


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  • Posted by remy 6WNY (My Page) on
    Wed, Jun 3, 09 at 18:53

Hi All,
I just got home from the cemetery planting tour and I'm beat!! But I did come home to a nice surprise from Amy : )
Amy sent me a great box! In it was
A pink breast cancer baseball cap, just perfect
A few plants~ mini hostas(Gary thanks you!) elephant ears regular and black, blue agave, and floss flower(I actually have to look that one up!)
For the basket she sent a metal wall hanging basket that is rose decorated, very pretty
MK body cleanser and lotion
yummy looking cocoa and cappucino mixes
and last but not least for my wanting something local an old Georgia on My Mind cookbook, absolutely perfect! It is from 1983 and I love the hairdos, lol. There are pic of teen girls since the book subtitle is Favorite Recipes of Future Georgia Homemakers.
Thanks again Amy for a wonderful box!
Remy


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  • Posted by remy 6WNY (My Page) on
    Wed, Jun 3, 09 at 19:09

I forgot something! Amy sent me lipgloss too! how could I forget my addiction, LOL.
Remy


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Hi Dottie,
I tried again tonight sending Annie's info. to you. I used the gmail address you gave me. I sure hope you got it this time! : ) Let me know.

Cindy


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Hi everyone!
Oh Dottie, you've got me so jealous now!!! Electric run with the water lines! Lucky you!! I really need to get going on my project! :-)

I finally got my box out too. SOOOOO sorry to be late. I meant to get it out on Monday but life has been crazy and I, of course, ended up getting sick. I am back to work today. Still feeling tired and shaky, but better. Can't wait for the weekend, need to relax!

Anyway, the box went out last night. DC #0309 0330 0000 6174 9579.

Talk to you later,
Amy A-z


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Well, I have been MIA for a while, sorry! Haven't forgotten about everyone and really enjoyed this swap! You did a fantastic job Margaret!
I rec'd my fabulous May basket from Maryanne!! You did an outstanding job and went way above necessary, but I love it all! Everything was wrapped so very nice and pretty-like Christmas time here!
Plants I rec'd-
ribbon grass
blue fescue grass
rose of sharon
achillea "snow sport'
trandescantia 'sweet kate'
" 'little doll'
oriental limelight artemesia
coreopsis early sunrise
iris-little bluets
daylily-grandmother
I loved them all!! Thanks so very much! These aren't tiny plants either!
I also rec'd these:
breast cancer sticker for my car (or truck should I say)
beautiful breast cancer pin with swarkovski crystals
(absolutely gorgeous!!)
new set of the Plugins scented oil fan powered fragrances
2 new hand shovels-really nice stainless steel ones! Love them!!
beautiful rock from Fairmount Rock in Philadelphia wrapped in kitchen towel! Yeah! Love it!
Large container of spice drops-all wrapped and pretty!
Nora Roberts book-couldn't have come at a better time as will be lying around alot!! And haven't read this one!
Thanks so very much! I absolutely loved it all!
As you probably know, Maryanne, you are the recipient of my box! It is ready to go. My dgt helped me finish it as I have been down this week with a blood clot!
It will go out in the am and I hope you like as much as I love mine!
I do apologize for being so late!
Melinda


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Treasa-I received my swap box and thank you so much for all the great things that I found in it.
Native Sisters Lavender & Spanish Sage Soap
Taste Of Home Quick Cooking Magazine (Love these)
4 Crinum Bulbs (I requested these)
Snowman basket
Snowman Box
Snowman Bag
4 Snowman Knife Spreaders
Treasa you were looking at my trade page and saw where I collect snowmen. Thanks again for a great box.
Your box went out today so hopefully you will get it Saturday.

Shirley


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melinda, i'm so glad you enjoyed your box of goodies, i really enjoyed putting it together for you. sorry it was a little late, but glad to know it got there, and hopefully those plants were in decent condition when they arrived. sorry if some of them were bent to fit in the box LOL

i agree that you have done a fabulous job with this swap margaret, you should be proud.

everyone has received such nice may baskets. i have to be honest and say i'm looking forward to mine :-)

remy, that rose site - omg! i don't know what to do with all of them. i'm amazed. i hope to not start a new addiction.

maryanne


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Good Morning, Ladies-
I have been out of town & leaving shortly again for the day but wanted to post the latest:

Amy/diego01991- Sent

Remy/Remy- Received

Melinda/ilove- Received

Shirley/brittneysgran- Received

The baskets are great that are being sent, Ladies! Thank you so much for the compliments. I am enjoying every minute of it (except when I messed up).

I will post a complete list tomorrow when I can get it taken care of as this trip today was unexpected & sudden. Blessings, Margaret


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Good Morning, Ladies
I was hoping more baskets were sent & received so we could close this RR. Perhaps today. The prizes will be sent out at the latest Monday for the game we played. Be sure to check out June's White Elephant signup hosted by Shirley. Looks like loads of fun but not sure I have time to get in on it as life is getting in the way again.

Have a great weekend & if sent or received baskets please post them! Thanks & blessings, Margaret


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Afternoon all!
Just got in & had a nice box from Amy~diego waiting on me.
Inside there was:
~Lamb's ear
~Sedum
~Sedum Autumn Joy
~Silver Mound
~Variegated Grass
~Route 66 daylily
~Little Women daylily

Thanks Amy!!!
I'm off to check the other thread & get my new plants in the ground.
later....April


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Ladies-I am going to check on the baskets of Cindy & Mary Ellen & I think when that is taken care of, this exchange will be over. Blessings, Margaret


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Margaret-I posted I sent Treasa's box Thursday June 4th. I was hoping she received it Saturday but it may be Monday.

Shirley


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  • Posted by mellen 4a/5-ctrl. IA (My Page) on
    Sun, Jun 7, 09 at 21:10

Cindy, I sent you an e-mail. I hope you got it. YES! I got Cindy's box. It came on the Monday that we left for TX. I got home from school, opened her box, then we left right away as the truck was packed and ready to go. I took my laptop along as there was to be WiFi hookup. Unfortunately, the signal sas not strong enough so I was without any means of communicating. I am sooo sorry!!!
Cindy did send a wonderful, beautiful, and thoughtful box! She sent:
5 very healthy iris
coffee
a calendar datebook for my purse-I didn't have one til now!
3 permanent markers-tuxedo black, deep sea blue, and rambunctious red!!! Love the names, Cindy!
sugar cookie flavored lip balm-I took this with me on our trip and used it alot in that hot, hot sun
And SEEDS and more SEEDS! WooHoo!
carpet of snow alyssum
white morning glory
heavenly blue morning glory
sensation mix cosmos
Rutgers tomato
large red cherry tomato
moss curled parsley
Long Island mountain dill
Grand Rapids leaf lettuce
Cindy, I am truly overwhelmed with your thoughtfulness and generosity in putting together this wonderful May basket. THANK YOU!!!
Mary Ellen


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  • Posted by mellen 4a/5-ctrl. IA (My Page) on
    Sun, Jun 7, 09 at 21:16

Margaret, you have me listed above that I sent out Cindy's box on Monday. I have a message about that above, also. I just now looked up the DC# on the box that I sent to Cindy. The USPS site states that the box was delievered on Thursday, June 4 to Paradise, CA. I hope she really got it.
Mary Ellen

Here is the DC# 0307 0020 0005 2563 9154


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Margaret and Shirley, it didn't come yesterday (Saturday), so perhaps tomorrow (Monday). : ) Thank you. Keeping a watch for Monday's mail. : ) Treasa


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my most excellent box came today, complete with a "may basket".

melinda, what a wonderful box of goodies you sent me. i just love it all. all the root plants are getting a good soak and since i got in too late tonight, i'll get everything else potted up or planted tomorrow.

melinda sent me:

spurge balsam
white liatris
black eyed susan - i have the perfect place for this and hopefully it will spread and do it's magic
siloam dream baby - which is a very welcome addition to my g-babe's garden bed
raspberry blush iris
4 additional unnamed iris with their pictures included to show me just how beautiful they are. i so look forward to their blooms for many years to come. i just adore iris.
blue angel hosta
earth angel hosta - i think both of these are going in my g-babe's bed as well.
and felix crousse peony - i'm getting those reds slowly but surely!!!!!!!

i'm so elated over these plants and have the perfect place for each of them and they arrived in great condition.

as if that wasn't enough, there is actually a "basket" - a really neat one too that holds 4 garden hand tools. inside the basket were two novels - i've read balducci before, but never tanenbaum, so i'm looking forward to that. also included are a magnetic shopping list (it's on the frig already), garden gloves (couldn't have come at a better time - i am so hard on gloves), ghiradelli milk & caramel bar (my son claimed it), seed bags and earring and necklace set and a large box of nerds!!!!!

also included is the sweetest garden angel statue that is holding a cardinal. i can't wait for my g-babe to see thise. she knows it will be for her bed, but it will blow her away the little bird in the hand. it's so adorable.

melinda, this was an excellent box of items you sent and it was certainly my pleasure to be the recipient. you are a very generous trader and i thank you for all the beauty my garden beds will reflect for years to come.

i wish you good health in your upcoming operation. my thoughts and prayers will remain with you.

thank you again
maryanne


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It came! It came! Shirley sent me a nice box! I was busy in the garden tonight planting my treasures. : ) Here's the list of goodies:

Daylilies-'Denali', 'Roses in Snow', and 'Spotted Fever' : )

Siberian Iris-'Jewelled Crown' : )

Louisiana Iris- 'Black Gamecock' and 'Voodoo Magic' : )

Bearded Iris- 'Apollo One', 'Celebration', and 'Living Legecy' : )

Every plant was healthy and vigorous.

A handy notepad for June : )
A cute ladybug pothugger : )
Sweet seduction bath crystals : )
And, last but not least, those panties we've all been giggling about. : )

I had fun going through my box, and will enjoy everything in it. One of the daylilies will bloom in a while. Thank you so much, Shirley. I'm so happy to have your Iris and Daylilies. You're a sweetheart. Thank you again!! Treasa : )


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Hi Ladies,
I recieved Mary Ellens box yesterday... oh my it was filled with wonderful things!
She sent me many, many various lovely types of glad bulbs
also a bunch of crinum bulbs
a lily
a hosta
an echinacea
and one other red leafed plant... forgot the name but it is so sweet looking.
also a very cute American flag wind chime
Mary Ellen, you out did yourself! Thank you so much for this fantastic May basket...I am thrilled!!
I've got to start looking up all the names so I can see the colors of the beautiful bulbs she sent, and I know several areas where they will all be planted! : )

Cindy : )


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Maryanne, So glad you liked the box that I sent to you! I had fun doing it! But I found your puzzle books on the dresser after I mailed the box!! So very sorry!
So much going on!
Thanks also to everyone for their kind concern and prayers! Very much appreciated! Go back Friday on the 12th for presurgery labs, test, etc. Then have surgery on the 19th. Thought they would do the one where they deadened the area and cut slits about every 2 to 3 inches and pulled the vein out, but going to be put to sleep. Going to do the big incision and other things. Not really sure, but we will glad when it is over so can not have any more clots in that leg! But then there are other veins! Hope not!
Have a wonderful day ladies! Melinda


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My dear Ladies & wonderful friends-I do believe that all the baskets have their new homes now so can I safely close this RR? If someone hasn't rec'd yet, please let me know. It has been so much fun for me & special "Thanks" to each of you for being such a great group to work with.

The prizes are going out today to winners of the game & hoping all will be pleased. Blessings & hugs to all of you special ladies! Margarethugs n blessings Pictures, Images and Photos


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I just want to give you, Margaret, a HUGE HUG and THANK YOU! I received a wonderful surprise today in the mail! I had forgotten all about playing the game!
I got Shea Socks (which I love!), fabulous bath wash, and a pair of Fiskars hand clippers! Thanks so very much! I've been a little down lately and that cheered me right up!
Melinda


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Ohhh Margaret........


I too received a great prize box today!Thanks!
later...April


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margaret, you did an excellent job hosting your first swap.

everyone received such wonderful boxes and your prize boxes sound great as well!

maryanne


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