Texas Gardening forum: Anyone near Beaumont?

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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Mar 14, 2013 7:22 AM CST

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I'm giving a lecture to the Beaumont gardening club next Wednesday Tuesday, March 19th, at 9:30am. I'll be talking about permaculture, hugelkultur, companion planting, vegetables, and a lot about ATP. I'd love if any of you could come!
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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Mar 14, 2013 11:25 AM CST
It's Tuesday March 19th not Wednesday and I will be there if no major disasters occur between now and then.
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Mar 14, 2013 11:30 AM CST

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Thanks Jay, you're right. Next Tuesday.

Please do say hello to me if you come!
Name: Betsy
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piksihk
Mar 15, 2013 2:41 PM CST
I'm hoping to be off work on Tuesday, Dave. Where is the club meeting? Looking forward to meeting you.

Betsy
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Mar 15, 2013 3:08 PM CST

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That sounds great!

Here is their calendar:

http://www.magnoliagardenclub.org/index.php/public-events

They say it's going to be at the Beaumont Botanical Gardens. I have to figure out where that is. Smiling
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Horntoad
Mar 15, 2013 4:17 PM CST
It is easy to get to. You would take the Walden road exit of Interstate 10.
https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Beaumont+Botanical+Gardens,+B...
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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dave
Mar 15, 2013 7:15 PM CST

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Thanks for the help. I've never been there so don't know what to expect. I'm looking forward to the time. I think it'll be fun.
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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dave
Mar 19, 2013 5:29 PM CST

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Jay and Betsy, thank you both for coming! I hope it was worth the drive in! It was wonderful to meet you both and I sure enjoyed my time and found Beaumont to be a wonderful city with very friendly people. Thumbs up
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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Horntoad
Mar 19, 2013 9:08 PM CST
Good to finally meet you and Betsy also. It was a short very drive for me,especially since I go out there fairly often anyway. It seemed like everyone enjoyed it.
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Name: Betsy
Texas (Zone 9a)
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piksihk
Mar 21, 2013 2:46 PM CST
Dave, it was great to finally meet you (after all the years we've been together...)
Carol and I did enjoy your lecture so much. Afterwards we roamed the gardens; will have to come back to see the roses in bloom.
I will have to get the birdbath cleaned and put my prize copper coin in it. Thanks for the prize!

You mentioned growing and eating gourds; I grow the angled luffa gourd aka Chinese okra/sze gwa and did not realize that it becomes a luffa until recently. We've always brought them at the Oriental store and cooked them before they ever become luffa.

Jay, it was good to met you and Donna. I've been enjoying all the lovely photos that you posted here and your wealth of information on Texas plants.




God writes the gospel not in the Bible alone, but on trees and flowers and clouds and stars. ~Author unknown, commonly attributed to Martin Luther
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Horntoad
Mar 21, 2013 10:39 PM CST
Betsy, if your interested in nature in general. There is a short nature trail next to the Botanical Garden and Cattail Marsh on the other end of the Tyrell Park. Here's a few picture I took at the marsh earlier this year.
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Name: Anna
North Texas (Zone 8a)
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canadanna
Mar 22, 2013 3:50 PM CST
That is wildlife!
Name: Betsy
Texas (Zone 9a)
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piksihk
Mar 22, 2013 5:41 PM CST
Jay,

I've never been over to the nature trail but knew about it. Will have to visit it the next time I'm in Terrell.
How close were you to the alliagators?

Betsy
God writes the gospel not in the Bible alone, but on trees and flowers and clouds and stars. ~Author unknown, commonly attributed to Martin Luther
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Tip Photographer Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Hibiscus
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Horntoad
Mar 22, 2013 8:42 PM CST
The one in the close up was about 6 to 8 feet away. The big one in the last picture was about 12 feet away.
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Justin
Mar 22, 2013 9:11 PM CST
Great pictures Jay!
Justin

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