Texas Gardening forum: ETRU...How was it?

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Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
May 17, 2010 8:16 AM CST

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How was the ETRU? Did anyone take pics? I was already committed to the Mid-South RU on the same weekend, but I tried to figure a way to make both. 'Just wasn't doable. Hope the weather was good for ya'll. I'm on my way out to plant some things before it gets too hot, but I'll post some of my photos later today....
Name: Lee
Willis, Texas
Tweedle_Lee_Dee
May 17, 2010 1:40 PM CST
It was a beautiful day for the ETRU......I wasn't able to stay long due to an additional endeavor planned for later that day...(.requiring an additional 3hrs on the road)....I think everyone enjoyed the re acquaintances and new faces Josephine took pictures, I know.....not sure who else may have.
the RU area is such a beautiful location Hope y'all's was as good as ours!!
Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
May 17, 2010 6:38 PM CST

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It was a good weekend! We just tried to cram too much in too such a short time. Great to see old and new friends. Jeri had been planning the RU since last year when the swine flu scare cancelled that one.
We went a day early and met the "girls' in Forest Hill for nursery hopping. They have 92 nurseries along this hwy! Most were wholesale only, but if you were a Master Gardener, a few would sell wholesale to MGs. DH was a little nervous, as we wandered thru one nursery that was 200 acres! He drove and I'd yell...STOP!....every few yards. Didn't buy a lot, but had a good time. Always heard about FH, but had to see it to believe it.
I spent most of today planting swap plants.....no more room.
Name: Lee
Willis, Texas
Tweedle_Lee_Dee
May 17, 2010 9:47 PM CST
I followed that RU Thread during the early formation....kinda weighing whether to try this "new to me" RU or go to one of my favorites....I'd like to attend the La RU in the future,,,,'cause all of them seem to be as crazy as we are Big Grin

Ken & Maggie, The Dude - David; Phyllis, Josephine & Frank (ETRU)....all are such giving people ....in spirit, knowledge and humor,....generous with their "samples" Have you had the pleasure of meetin' them?
Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
May 18, 2010 7:02 AM CST

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No, haven't met them yet. Hoping to one day. Last year the ETRU and MSRU were to be on the same weekend. We were going on to Biloxi after the RU. It was cancelled at the last minute..so I missed out on both RUs.
You would like the LA bunch, I'm sure. They also come from MS, AL, AR, and TX. Jeri is a gracious hostess with a gorgeous garden.

This has been a crazy spring. RUs, family obligations, and other commitments. We leave again early next week for Illinois for a memorial service for my MIL who died (at 100) over Thanksgiving. Hoping to be at the SMRU, if just to visit. I'm supposed to do the horticultural classifications for the flower show at the botanical gardens on June 4th and 5th. I still haven't gotten all my plants that are in pots planted in ground. 'And unfortunatley, spring has sprung!
Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
May 18, 2010 7:23 AM CST

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This is the website for the nurseries in Forest Hill. It's extensive! Just think of a plant or shrub or tree and plug it in. All the FH nurseries that carry it will pop up.
The first one we went to was Doug Young's. I asked the clerk if we could park the truck in the shade (because we had all the swap plants in the bed) while we looked.. She looked at me like I was crazy and said, "You'll want to take the truck,.... there's over 150 acres of plants. Here's a map, a price list, and a sheet to keep up with what you buy. Just pull the truck up when you get back and we'll check you out."
When we rounded the bend behind the ofc, we were floored by the amount of plants to see.

http://www.growit.com/Bin/AssnPL.exe?myquery=v&mytype=PltsSN...
Name: Lee
Willis, Texas
Tweedle_Lee_Dee
May 18, 2010 10:46 AM CST
Cool! Goin' back to look around...thank you ma'am!
Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
May 25, 2010 7:56 PM CST

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