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Ft Worth Spring Swap April 10 2010 Haves & Wants Thread (Follow-Up #138)

posted by: sylviatexas on 03.21.2010 at 01:58 pm in Texas Gardening Forum

Ruthie, it's now in a pavilion in the park in front of the Zoo.

From I-30, go *south* on University & turn left at Colonial toward the zoo.

Follow the road into a curving area, & when you see the ballfields on your right, take the next (immediate) right into the parking lot.

The pavilion will be right in front of you.

seems like we claim to start at 10, but there will be people there earlier & people who arrive later.

You might look over the other Ft Worth Swap threads;
I know there's one that starts "It's Official!" that explains a lot of things, & a separate one for the Door Prizes.

look forward to seeing you there!


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What is this purple berry?

posted by: tejas_ruthie on 10.01.2007 at 10:21 pm in Fruit & Orchards Forum

Hello,

My husband found a bunch of 4 foot bushes with these berries on our property. Can anyone please tell me what they are and are they poisionous? Are they edible? I have a horse back there - just trying to be cautious.

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j44/tejas_ruthie/Purpleberries/01oct07_purpleberry3.jpg

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j44/tejas_ruthie/Purpleberries/01oct07_purpleberry2.jpg

Thank you so much
Ruthie in Ft Worth

Here is a link that might be useful: What is this purple berry?

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HAVE: Cypress Vine (Pink)

posted by: tejas_ruthie on 11.01.2006 at 02:02 pm in Texas Gardening Forum

I have a huge cypress vine. Here is a link to this plant for plant details:
http://www.floridata.com/ref/I/ipom_qua.cfm

The last few months every visitor to my home has wanted seeds from this plant because it is so pretty & so healthy.

There are a lot of dead leaves right now so I have a lot of pods with seeds in them. If anyone wants some plz let me know and I will just regular mail some to you.

Ruthie

Here is a link that might be useful: Photo of my pink cypress vine

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RE: Help identify these 3 plants (Follow-Up #15)

posted by: rick_mcdaniel on 11.01.2006 at 03:50 pm in Texas Gardening Forum

Desert Rose will overwinter indoors, but may begin to look a little peakid until it goes back outside in spring. Since they are small plants, if you are home during the day, you can put it outside when outdoor temps are warm enough in the day, to give it more light, then bring it back in, as the day wanes.

The potting soil should be ok, but water less frequently, than the average potted plant.

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RE: Help identify these 3 plants (Follow-Up #13)

posted by: beachplant on 10.31.2006 at 10:08 pm in Texas Gardening Forum

I put my desert rose in the ground. Does great here in zone 9b.
Good luck with it. Tally HO!

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RE: Help identify these 3 plants (Follow-Up #12)

posted by: honeybunny2 on 10.31.2006 at 09:01 pm in Texas Gardening Forum

Ruthie, you can put the desert rose in your garage, out of the sunlight for the winter. It will survive without any special light, whatever you do, do not water it during the winter, or it will rot. My husband loves these plants, he bought a white one this summer, but now it has pink around its edges. We had 3 large ones last year, and I put them in the garage, I was told not to water them, but I did and two of them rotted. The man my husband buys his desert roses from, said he removes them from their pots, then wraps them in newpaper, then stores them in his garage for the winter. In the spring he replants them in pots. He said he has never lost one. I will just put mine in the garage in their pots and not water them. This man owns a desert rose that is hugh. He bought it from someone who had it for many years, he said he has owned it for 25 years. I can't remember what he told me he was offered for it, it was in the thousands. He said he would never part with it. I wish I could show you a picture of it, maybe I can talk Linda into taking a picture and posting it next year, since this man lives in Rockport.

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Lawn mower question for women only

posted by: tejas_ruthie on 11.02.2006 at 03:47 pm in Lawn Mowers Forum

Ladies

I spent 20 min two days ago trying to start an old lawnmower and almost ripped out my right shoulder doing it. Still suffering from it.

I need to know if any of you have found a push mower that is EASY, SUPER EASY to start. I love to mow the yard as it is my #1 exercise and I don't want to give it up. Besides it is one less thing my hubby has to do, if I can do it for him.

I know, a lot of the mowers SAY they are easy to start but I am a natural born skeptic and would rather hear it that it is easy to start from people like me.... not a salesperson.

Also I checked http://www.epinions.com but alas, "easy for a woman to start" is not a category to filter by there :-)

Thank you in advance for any and all advice on my next mower! Y'all have a great day!
Ruthie

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