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Name: Cheryl
North of Houston TX (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Greenhouse Plant Identifier Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Plumerias Ponds
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jul 28, 2018 1:29 PM CST
Okay. I am officially and *tentatively* committing to an Official Texas NGA Round Up. (OTNGARU for those into acronyms)if the creek don't rise. Pencil me in for a Round up of all NGA Members especially in and around (Houston) Texas for July 2019. ETA OR MAYBE JUNE? THERE IS A PLUMERIA SHOW IN JUNE, TOO. Why HOT July? Because there will be 2 Plumeria shows we can work the date(s) around, cool Maas Nursery near by, and give us time to travel on to some other nurseries. Trouble is, Houston is so wide and spread out and it takes 45 mins in either direction to and from one good nursery to another and we'd STILL be in Houston! But I will try to draw up an efficient map so we aren't wasting time with a great lunch place in between. We have good web of freeways and fast Toll Roads..and traffic shouldn't be bad on a weekend.

My house is small but I should have 2 bedrooms (one double and two twins or a King via trundle) available by next July FCFS. And also upstairs, the Gameroom Queen blow up mattress with a full bathroom all to yourselves. You're lucky we are Empty Nesters...almost. And the living room sofa if someone can handle that. We do have many, MANY (Somewhat LOUD) pets in the house. So consider your bird(s), dog(s),and turtle allergy. I offer this in case you don't want to wake up earlier than 7am. The show in Seabrook TX starts at 9:30. We leave my house at 8am. If you come a day ahead, we can have double the fun and maybe get into some trouble via Raspberry Rum? I tip my hat to you.

ETA: We also have many inexpensive hotels nearby LaQuinta, Scottish, Courtyard by Marriot, etc...

I am an excellent event planner, if I do say so myself. Thank You! I agree Rolling on the floor laughing So let me get on this and let me know if you are interested.
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Name: tfc
North Central TX (Zone 8a)
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tx_flower_child
Jul 28, 2018 9:07 PM CST
Sounds fun. Unfortunately the high speed rail between Dallas and Houston isn't finished yet.
Name: Karen
New Mexico (Zone 8a)
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plantmanager
Jul 28, 2018 9:46 PM CST
It does sound like fun!
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Name: tfc
North Central TX (Zone 8a)
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tx_flower_child
Jul 29, 2018 12:15 AM CST
It also sounds very brave on Shady's part.
Name: Cheryl
North of Houston TX (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Greenhouse Plant Identifier Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Plumerias Ponds
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jul 29, 2018 12:44 AM CST
"Brave"?! Do you know something that I don't?
Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love Truly, Laugh
uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you Smile.
Name: tfc
North Central TX (Zone 8a)
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tx_flower_child
Jul 29, 2018 1:45 AM CST
Only that you're opening the floodgates, so to speak.
Name: Kristi
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pod
Jul 29, 2018 6:49 AM CST
Actually, I think those of us that would venture into the Houston area would be the brave ones. Whistling
Believe in yourself even when no one else will. ~ Sasquatch
Name: Cheryl
North of Houston TX (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Greenhouse Plant Identifier Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Plumerias Ponds
Foliage Fan Enjoys or suffers hot summers Tropicals Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jul 29, 2018 8:37 AM CST
Especially in the summer. I have one suggestion: "Dress naked".
Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love Truly, Laugh
uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you Smile.
Name: Kristi
east Texas pineywoods (Zone 8a)
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pod
Jul 29, 2018 12:30 PM CST
Ooohhh That would not be a pretty sight for y'all to have to endure! Big Grin
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Name: Karen
New Mexico (Zone 8a)
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plantmanager
Jul 29, 2018 1:07 PM CST
I agree Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Cheryl
North of Houston TX (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Greenhouse Plant Identifier Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Plumerias Ponds
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jul 29, 2018 1:16 PM CST
Green Grin!
Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love Truly, Laugh
uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you Smile.
Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Raises cows Plant Identifier
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needrain
Jul 29, 2018 4:39 PM CST
The skeeters would appreciate the clothing, I'll bet.
Donald
Name: Tabitha
Spring, TX (Zone 8b)
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madrid2000
Aug 13, 2018 6:08 AM CST
I would be interested. It has been a long time since I have been to a round up. What part of Houston are you thinking?
Name: Cheryl
North of Houston TX (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Greenhouse Plant Identifier Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Plumerias Ponds
Foliage Fan Enjoys or suffers hot summers Tropicals Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jun 6, 2019 5:30 PM CST
IDK about committing to this folks...So much has been happening lately. Some personal things, the flooding, and DH health issues. I'm sorry.
Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love Truly, Laugh
uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you Smile.
Name: Karen
New Mexico (Zone 8a)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Cactus and Succulents Plant Identifier Plays in the sandbox Greenhouse
Sempervivums Bromeliad Adeniums Morning Glories Avid Green Pages Reviewer Brugmansias
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plantmanager
Jun 6, 2019 6:34 PM CST
It's ok, Cheryl. It's a bad time for me to try to get away too. Maybe we can all plan for it another year. It really would be fun to meet each other.
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Name: tfc
North Central TX (Zone 8a)
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tx_flower_child
Jun 17, 2019 7:41 PM CST
No worries, Shady. Houston doesn't sound too inviting in the summer. Now I could go for somewhere in the mountains. Like Colorado. Or, hey! What about New Mexico? 😝
Name: Audrey
Central Texas (Zone 8a)
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Esperanza
Jun 19, 2019 11:19 PM CST
Cheryl, I hope things get better for you there in Houston. Always next year. Group hug
Name: Cheryl
North of Houston TX (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Greenhouse Plant Identifier Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Plumerias Ponds
Foliage Fan Enjoys or suffers hot summers Tropicals Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jun 22, 2019 4:57 PM CST
Hey listen...my friends and I go to the Plumeria show every year in Seabrook TX. We will be going again for the second show, July 20th 9:30. If anyone would like to meet up there I would be so happy to meet you! We spend time at the show, pack up the car, and drive 10 mins over to Maas Nursery. We usually wander around there for an hour or so, looking for that special something we didn't know we needed. Then we have lunch at Pier 8 Seafood Market.

The show/sale opens at 9:30...but we'll get there early. Last time we got there at 9:15. They opened the doors at 9!! Whaaaat?! It was packed. Carts were FULL already by the time we got there! I wondered what we missed out on?? So this time, we'll get there earliER!! Note: Bring cash. The Credit Card line is LOOOOOOONG.
https://theplumeriasociety.org...

Despite many shady areas, it's gonna be stifling HOT at the nursery so dress accordingly. I sweat bullets!

Then Pier 8 Seafood and Fish Market, 10 mins away is super casual. The tables inside in the A/C are few. So we usually sit outside on picnic tables. It's in the shade often with a Gulf breeze as we are on the Bay. But it's HOT outside, I won't lie. But the food is good. It's a, "You Buy-We Fry (by the pound)" kind of place. Check them out on Yelp.
https://www.yelp.com/biz/pier-...
Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love Truly, Laugh
uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you Smile.

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