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Name: Linda Williams
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
May 5, 2019 5:32 PM CST
Mine are seeded out also. Seems like most of the plants have seeded out already. Strange weather this year. I was outside working in the garden and my back sure does hurt. Shouldn't do that!
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Name: tfc
North Central TX (Zone 8a)
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tx_flower_child
May 6, 2019 7:58 PM CST
Surprise, surprise! Another Spring Plant Sale & Fundraiser. I got an email from the East Dallas Chapter of NPSOT. They're having their sale on May 11. So it's now in the Master List. I kinda think they were one of the groups that had to reschedule due to weather but I could be wrong.
Name: tfc
North Central TX (Zone 8a)
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tx_flower_child
May 7, 2019 1:00 AM CST
And another sale. Alpine is having an encore sale. If you're in that area, sounds like you should check it out.
Name: Cheryl
North of Houston TX (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
May 7, 2019 10:08 AM CST
@Tx_flower_child. I'm happy I dont live near most of these plant sales! You're such a Plant Enabler. Love it! Lovey dubby
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Name: tfc
North Central TX (Zone 8a)
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tx_flower_child
May 7, 2019 11:32 AM CST
Au contraire, Ms. ShadyGreenThumb. I think that you have shared some sales and, despite 'Houston' being so large a swath of territory, you do live near a number of sales and thus you also have opportunities to spend acquire plants, you're an enabler too. I'm just your friendly reporter documentarian. 💻
Name: Kristi
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pod
May 7, 2019 4:51 PM CST
ShadyGreenThumb said:@Tx_flower_child. I'm happy I dont live near most of these plant sales! You're such a Plant Enabler. Love it! Lovey dubby


Rolling on the floor laughing My thoughts precisely! Working Saturdays also keeps me out of trouble. Whistling
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Name: tfc
North Central TX (Zone 8a)
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tx_flower_child
May 11, 2019 11:17 AM CST
It's a Saturday and there's a plant sale and it's raining. What is up with this?

I have, however, seen pictures on websites and on Facebook of plant sales that were both fun and successful. Thumbs up for plant lovers who shop for plants at fundraisers for nonprofits! Two thumbs up for those nonprofit fundraisers that focus on native plants!! And three thumbs up for all of the work (and love) that's involved in planning, planting, propagating and putting on these sales!!!
Name: Cheryl
North of Houston TX (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
May 27, 2019 4:12 PM CST
Just added to the calendar for summer. June 8th. Houston area.

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Name: Cheryl
North of Houston TX (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jun 6, 2019 3:47 PM CST
We're going to the plumeria show this weekend on the gulf in Seabrook TX. Bringing a handful of friends with me. First it as just me driving but now we've added a car following. I don't need anything but if I see variegated plumeria that's not Maya, I might snag it. Trees were cut down on the West side of my greenhouse. I had to move the palms out of the sun. So now I have that whole side to grow plumeria. My tallest trees will go there eventually. But right now, since they are leafed out, I cannot move 2 of them. They are too heavy, and branches might break. My neighbor will get the best view from her back yard. Though I miss the shade, I am happy that I have another sunny place after all.

Then of course we will hit giant Maas Nursery and meander around there for a couple hours and have a seafood lunch after. I am looking forward to it. It is not too often that I get to spend time with those who are as enthusiastic about gardening as I am! But I am happy that DH's wheelchair will take up half the trunk space limiting me to what I can buy. Cuz you know me! Suddenly I have deep pockets when I see something I like! Whistling Never Buyers Remorse either! Rolling on the floor laughing I will try to avoid filling up the other car's trunk space. Crossing Fingers! Oh I forgot. This place has the BEST selection of Japanese Maples. I might be sitting with a tree between my lefts in the car for the hour drive back home! Shrug! Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Cheryl
North of Houston TX (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jun 8, 2019 5:18 PM CST
What a nice day at the Plumeria Show/Sale and Maas Nursery in Seabrook. I didn't have a "Shopping List". It was fun waiting for things to grab my heart. like, I didn't know I wanted a red plumeria until I saw one that was so pretty and SOLD. It made me want it even more! LOL but I don't have patience for more 12" starts. I am getting too old to wait to see and enjoy the blooms. I found a 36" Slaughter's Pink that I didn't know I needed. Whistling Good size, happy with the price. There was a cute little Dwarf Pineapple start. I can't wait to get that one going. I don't need a bromeliad but, you know? Lovey dubby And the one that thing that called to me where cost was no object, was the flower holder. I had been wanting one for so long! the standad lei dish is so, well, standard. I LOVED this one and brought it home.

When we first drove up at 9;10, there was no line. I wondered if I had the right day?? I saw the signs on the road leading in. Was it left over from yesterday perhaps? Come to find out they didn't open at 9:30 as advertised, It opened at 9! We were LATE! And from the looks of peoples' carts, we'd better HURRY to catch up! But my friend had no problem finding 4 that he wanted. I was happy with what I got. I will get a red one at the next show.

Mass Nursery never disappoints. I came back with another mature Curly Rush even though I have 4 baby ones in the pond. Again. It's that lack of patience thing. A pretty Red Christmas Mistletoe Cactus, disocactus romulosus caught my eye right away! As did a Japanese Maples as I KNEW they would. I eeked at the price of a Red Dragon JM and opted to pass it up becasue of the size. But fell in love with a 6 ft variegated JM Kagiri Nashiki. Now THAT was worth the price! In my cart it went with the help of my enabling friend who convinced me I needed it because it was the last one. I'll admit, I didn't put up a fight. I was easy. DH argued, "But I was going to buy new headlights for the car!" . That interested my car-lover friend who asked what was wrong with the headlights..."The headlight covers are scratched and dull". My friend told DH about $14 kit at Harbor Freight that fits on a drill that helps buff it smooth and clear again. It's supposedly better than the 2 buffing kits we had already used on it. He even offered to come over and help do it. I was smiling from ear to ear. That JM was as good as MINE! Big Grin

Later DH told me he liked that very same tree and saw it while we were shortly separated. He was going to show it to me but was so certain that I would find it. He was playing Devil's Advocate. He wanted it as badly as I did. LOL

We had another awesome lunch at Pier 8 Seafood Market on Galveston Bay. And was home by 2. It was a HOT day as predicted. And I was sweaty all day. But I would never let the heat stop me from enjoying this annual event for us. And as usual, we plan on returning next month for the next show...EARLY er! Then I may get my tall mature red plumeria tree.

It was a very nice summer day!

Tomorrow we'll wake up early to go blueberry picking.
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Name: tfc
North Central TX (Zone 8a)
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tx_flower_child
Jun 17, 2019 7:57 PM CST
I heard that you can use toothpaste to clear up your headlights. Don't know what brand.

Good work on the JM. Picture?
Name: Cheryl
North of Houston TX (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jun 27, 2019 5:37 AM CST
Sorry @TX_flower_child. Just seeing this post. Our headlights were way past what toothpaste could do. We used 2 lots of a head light restore product from Turtle Wax. But it was white, cloudy, and beyond what we could do ourselves. Had plans to have it professionally done.

Enter Friend, John. Who brought over his $14.99 headlight restore kit from Harbor Freight. Comes with pads that you hook on to your drill. Those plus a liquid , he buffed the light covers shiny was they were on the showroom floor!

The kit is supposed to be used on one vehicle. Ours was the 4th vehicle that used the one kit!

I'm still perturbed that this plastic, acrylic, poly-blah, blah, blah has replaced glass. The scratched problem created a whole new repair industry of services and products.

The new JM took a slight beating from morning sun and has since been moved where it gets mottled morning sun. I'll move it into shade if need be. They are so sensitive moving from nursery exposure to my yard. I'm sure it will recover. I'm in search of a pretty cache pot with drainage since I wont be transplanting it anytime soon. Here are a few pics


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I'll be returning to the same nursery in about 3 weeks. I am almost scared I'll find another little tree I can't live without! Sorta. Ha! Angel








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Name: Betsy
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piksihk
Jul 8, 2019 4:29 PM CST
Really like the variegated plants!
Must go to maas.
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Name: Cheryl
North of Houston TX (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jul 10, 2019 8:11 AM CST
@piksihk. The white borders on the tree turn pink in the fall. Crossing Fingers! That would be a sight to see!
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