Not from the Seed Rack Seed Swap: Chatty Cathy Thread

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Name: Alana H
(Zone 7a)
Frogs and Toads Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter I helped beta test the first seed swap Keeper of Poultry Garden Ideas: Level 1
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poisondartfrog
Dec 21, 2015 5:10 AM CST
I got a Chatty Cathy Doll for Christmas back in the day, after hounding my mother and hitting up Santa for one and dreaming about how wonderful she would be. She got stuck and never shut up, said the same phrase over and over no matter how you turned her, shook her, or abused her, and her intensely focused eyes seemed to be watching me for infractions of the "Doll Owner's Code"; worst request from Santa ever.

Anyway, I don't always have a lot to say, but when I do I'm sort of like CC. Here is a place for all of us to chat.


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Name: Duane
Gresham OR (Zone 8a)
Life began in a garden.
I helped beta test the first seed swap Winter Sowing Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Salvias Hummingbirder
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duane456
Dec 21, 2015 8:02 AM CST
Sounds like that scary movie with Chucky. Hilarious!
Name: Michael Haftl
Walnutport PA (Zone 6b)
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heavenlyfarm
Dec 21, 2015 7:06 PM CST
I never knew there was a chatty cathy doll!!! LOL is that where the saying comes from?

I am loving this system btw, it seems simple and awesome! Added tons more to my seed inventory for the swap! Smiling

~michael

P.S. Christmas is only 4 days away!!! lol
Name: Alana H
(Zone 7a)
Frogs and Toads Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter I helped beta test the first seed swap Keeper of Poultry Garden Ideas: Level 1
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poisondartfrog
Dec 22, 2015 5:04 AM CST
Yeah. Chatty Cathy is old school. I was not a doll kind of a kid anyway. When I tried to shut her up by submerging her head in a mud puddle the only thing that changed was that instead of saying "Momma" she started saying "Ma-a-a-a-a-ma-a-a".
Name: Duane
Gresham OR (Zone 8a)
Life began in a garden.
I helped beta test the first seed swap Winter Sowing Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Salvias Hummingbirder
Hostas Cottage Gardener Annuals Echinacea Container Gardener Dahlias
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duane456
Dec 22, 2015 8:19 AM CST
You must of been one "bad ass" momma. Just kidding. Hilarious!
Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
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Plant Identifier Vegetable Grower Container Gardener Seed Starter Cat Lover Region: Georgia
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Danita
Dec 22, 2015 8:50 AM CST
Oh no, Alana was just giving her dolly a nice spa treatment. Hilarious! Rolling my eyes.

Honestly, Alana, your Chatty Cathy story has me cracking up. Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Alana H
(Zone 7a)
Frogs and Toads Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter I helped beta test the first seed swap Keeper of Poultry Garden Ideas: Level 1
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poisondartfrog
Dec 22, 2015 9:13 AM CST
I'm afraid I was Duane. The only other doll I ever asked for was Hedda Get Bedda. (also old school)
Her head was enclosed in a hard plastic cowl and you could turn her face around to be either laughing, dotted with measles or sleeping. I kept ole' Hedda asleep 99% of the time.

Anyone else have any favorite, or maybe not favorite, Christmas presents?

Hi Danita!
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California (Zone 9b)
Vegetable Grower Cat Lover Herbs Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: California Seed Starter
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EricaBraun
Dec 23, 2015 2:33 PM CST
So, I went out to check on my Giant Cape Gooseberry today, because I had someone ask me a question about it. That bugger is still blooming and fruiting, even in the dead of winter!



Name: Alana H
(Zone 7a)
Frogs and Toads Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter I helped beta test the first seed swap Keeper of Poultry Garden Ideas: Level 1
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poisondartfrog
Dec 23, 2015 2:52 PM CST
That's wonderful, Erica. I proposed adding that photo to the database entry for that plant. You will get credit for it.
I have not had a chance to take a picture but my Bellis perennis Super Enorma I grew from seeds bxncbx sent me in last years piggy swap are blooming again after a nice show in early summer.
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Name: Elena
NYC (Zone 7a)
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Composter Container Gardener Celebrating Gardening: 2015 I helped beta test the first seed swap
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bxncbx
Dec 23, 2015 6:00 PM CST
I'm glad they are doing so well for you! Mine bloomed beautifully in the Spring. Not sure how many survived the summer. I think only ones that may come back next year were planted in partial shade. They are really pretty so I will definitely plant more if they don't come back!
California (Zone 9b)
Vegetable Grower Cat Lover Herbs Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: California Seed Starter
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EricaBraun
Dec 24, 2015 12:02 AM CST
Alana - Thanks for the suggestion. I went in to try and add that picture and it said "Caution: This picture is already in the database associated with this plant." I guess someone grabbed my picture and already added it. O.o
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Name: Alana H
(Zone 7a)
Frogs and Toads Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter I helped beta test the first seed swap Keeper of Poultry Garden Ideas: Level 1
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poisondartfrog
Dec 24, 2015 4:43 AM CST
That was me Erica. It is in there under your name and you should have gotten an acorn for it. Two people have given it a thumbs up. Okay one of those was me, lol. I'll send you an acorn to make up for your not receiving one for it. I thought you would.
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California (Zone 9b)
Vegetable Grower Cat Lover Herbs Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: California Seed Starter
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EricaBraun
Dec 24, 2015 2:32 PM CST
Thanks Alana. I'm not entirely sure. It's possible that I might have got one the first time around (haven't figured those things out yet). I did get mail this morning though that I received one, so I'm guessing it's probably from the one you sent. In a few more days I should have time to get most of this stuff figured out. Sticking tongue out

Until then, Happy Christmas Eve everyone!
Name: Alana H
(Zone 7a)
Frogs and Toads Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter I helped beta test the first seed swap Keeper of Poultry Garden Ideas: Level 1
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poisondartfrog
Dec 24, 2015 3:05 PM CST
Acorns are good. I have used acorns to win some very nice Salvia and Cuphea plants and a stunning red Crepe Myrtle.
Name: Lisa
Boston, MA. (Zone 6a)
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ishareflowers
Dec 24, 2015 3:11 PM CST
I found this while taking a quick stroll around my property. This is hellebore hgc Jacob from the gold collection. I picked it up at my local nursery for $1 thus past summer.

Merry christmas .
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Name: Alana H
(Zone 7a)
Frogs and Toads Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter I helped beta test the first seed swap Keeper of Poultry Garden Ideas: Level 1
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poisondartfrog
Dec 24, 2015 3:17 PM CST
Lisa, He's beautiful!!

It is so warm that the Callibrachoa are blooming again and the fruit trees are showing bud development. I'm a little worried about losing the peaches and apricots when these 70-80 degree days give way to winter.
California (Zone 9b)
Vegetable Grower Cat Lover Herbs Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: California Seed Starter
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EricaBraun
Dec 25, 2015 11:19 AM CST
Merry Christmas!
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
Dec 25, 2015 12:06 PM CST
Merry Christmas!
wildflowersoftexas.com
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Name: Alana H
(Zone 7a)
Frogs and Toads Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter I helped beta test the first seed swap Keeper of Poultry Garden Ideas: Level 1
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poisondartfrog
Dec 25, 2015 3:21 PM CST
Merry Christmas!
Name: Lisa Klette
Dayton, KY (Zone 6a)
Daylilies Garden Art Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Kentucky Hostas Sempervivums
Dahlias Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lilydaydreamer
Dec 25, 2015 10:38 PM CST
Merry Christmas to all! nodding
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