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KathleenC
Apr 19, 2010 4:21 PM CST
Name: Kathleen/KaperC
N San Diego County, CA
Hi Linda. I'm way down south in zone 10!

Kathleen
Imagewcgypsy
Apr 19, 2010 4:44 PM CST
Name: Sherry
Crescent City, Ca.
Happy to have another person join us here.....it's a small party right now.
ImageCalif_Sue
Apr 19, 2010 7:07 PM CST

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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA.
Zone 9a
Any excuse for a party!

Party colored bloom Big Grin

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Imagewcgypsy
Apr 19, 2010 7:12 PM CST
Name: Sherry
Crescent City, Ca.
Sue, is that scented? The only petunias I've ever grown were species wild ones that volunteered unexpectedly and were very nicely scented...a light lavender color.
Imagezuzu
Apr 19, 2010 7:14 PM CST
Name: Zuzu
Northern California
zone 9
Hi, Linda. Welcome to our party. It's small but congenial.

Sue, I love that petunia. I'm going to buy 10 of them when I see it this year.

Here's how my wisteria looks today. The weather's gloomy, but good for photos. There's usually too much sun to take this kind of long shot.

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ImageCalif_Sue
Apr 19, 2010 7:15 PM CST

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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA.
Zone 9a
It's a small one, maybe 1.5-2 inches, with cool lime edges and I don't think it's scented.
ImageCalif_Sue
Apr 19, 2010 7:18 PM CST

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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA.
Zone 9a
Yep, that's what I did too, take a few pictures (instead of the packing and cleaning I am supposed to do!)

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Imagewcgypsy
Apr 19, 2010 8:39 PM CST
Name: Sherry
Crescent City, Ca.
There you go, set that wisteria free and let it climb a tree....Jer keeps talking wisteria and I keep telling him that he has NO idea what kind of support wisteria needs when it reaches size (or where I could put one). We had a beautiful day here yesterday, then a couple of hours of light rain last night and then another beautiful day today. More rain on the way. I'm sure that the next couple of winters I'll be fondly looking back to all of the rain we got this year. It will help me get through this summer, water-wise and then next summer I will probably have to make some decisions regarding just how much I can realistically grow now and what changes may have to be made. There are still so many things I want to grow..would like to squeeze in a photinia hedge somewhere...let free to be what it's supposed to be...not something that someone keeps shearing back into a cube. They are so feminine and billowy and frou-frou and floral. Would also like some places to squeeze in westringia. There's a nursery down here...my elderly neighbor who's gone now knew the owner (who's also gone now, I believe) and said that his employees kept telling him to stop buying so many plants, they didn't have room and he'd just keep traveling the world, bringing back more plants. I'd like that job...I'd like to be in 'acquisitions'. Jer thinks I am now.
KathleenC
Apr 19, 2010 9:13 PM CST
Name: Kathleen/KaperC
N San Diego County, CA
Gosh, Zuzu, is that wisteria legal? It's gorgeous.

Beautiful Cymbidium, Sue - the setting is perfect. I have two I need to repot.
ImageDove
May 5, 2010 10:43 AM CST
Name: Dove Cochrane
Valley Center, CA (San Diego)
Sorry it took me forever to get back here... once we got home one thing led to another and finally here I am.

Well let me tell you the White House Rose Garden has got nothing on any of us.
Visiting the White House was totally F-A-B.

But the rose garden is nothing really, it's bordered on 3 sides by the White House (so it's more of a rectangle court yard) There is grass in the center and the 4th side is enclosed by a short hedge, there are roses along the hedge.
That's it.
If they have 20 roses I would be surprised.

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Imagewcgypsy
May 5, 2010 1:27 PM CST
Name: Sherry
Crescent City, Ca.
I think someone might see a job opportunity there.....perhaps zuzu should invite the White House to *her* rose garden, or at the very least , send them pics......
Glad you had a good time. Have you guys decided yet when and where the next adventures lie?
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Imagezuzu
May 5, 2010 1:58 PM CST
Name: Zuzu
Northern California
zone 9
No, Sherry. We don't have to do a thing. Dovey will change all of that as soon as she's the first lady.
ImageDove
May 5, 2010 3:03 PM CST
Name: Dove Cochrane
Valley Center, CA (San Diego)
Sherry,
Somebody needs to tell them what a rose garden is suppose to look like - sheesh. I did ask the park ranger (white house gardener) what they do about Japanese beetles, they spray... not neem, no milky spore. they spray deadly stuff.
(personally I don't think Michelle knows about that) Because when I asked the vegetable garden park ranger guy what they do about squash beetles he said they rip the plant up and put something else in it's place, if they can't grow it without pesticides they they just don't grow it.

No decision about what/where we might do or go next, but Temecula is back on the "maybe here" list. *big grin*
If nothing concrete comes up between now and then, we will head back to CA and I will enroll in UCSD San Marcos while Matt looks for a job.
I'm thrilled over both possibilities, being near family in CA and going to school.

Zuzu,
Once Matt married me I told him he could never run for public office. Me in the White House - that's a hoot.
Imagewcgypsy
May 5, 2010 5:16 PM CST
Name: Sherry
Crescent City, Ca.
I'd want to hear your 'platform' first....
Temecula will gladly welcome you back with open arms. We've been talking about leaving for 25 years..I thought we'd go back to the PNW, but I've been lurking for a year on DG in the PNW forum, and you know, I don't think I want all that rain again....I can't, for myself, really consider any place but the West Coast. There are many, many places in California that we'd like to be, but....this has become home and with family mostly gone, this place has taken on a semblance of 'family'. I know lots of people here. I've been googling "Living in (fill in the blank)" and hearing about lots of different places that I don't want to be and when I come across these gatherings of people telling about how much they want to leave California and where they'd rather be and then I find the ones that say they were stupied to leave, etc. Truth be told, I would much rather be in Northern California, but we're close to Julian, Idyllwild, the beach, we've even come to love runs out to Borrego...just across I15 and we're in the 'back country'. This is a pretty good place......
ImageDove
May 7, 2010 8:08 AM CST
Name: Dove Cochrane
Valley Center, CA (San Diego)
My platform:
"OK everybody - play nice, don't pollute and help the less fortunate."

Having me as First Lady would be like having a cross between Betty Page and Betty Crocker... with a dash of Lucy Ricardo.
Imagewcgypsy
May 7, 2010 9:03 AM CST
Name: Sherry
Crescent City, Ca.
Okay, I know I don't get out enough, but if I'm gonna vote for you guys, I have to know who Betty Page is......do you know how many there are in googling 'betty page'? Are we talking Betty or Bettie?
ImageDove
May 7, 2010 9:23 AM CST
Name: Dove Cochrane
Valley Center, CA (San Diego)
it's Bettie sorry
http://www.google.com/search?source=ig&hl=en&rlz=&=&q=bettie...
KathleenC
May 7, 2010 4:00 PM CST
Name: Kathleen/KaperC
N San Diego County, CA
Heck, Dovie! LOL! It would be Betty White in my case.
ImageDove
May 10, 2010 6:09 AM CST
Name: Dove Cochrane
Valley Center, CA (San Diego)
I forgot about that Betty - Which Betty White are you Kathleen, the horny one from the Mary Tyler Moore show or Rose from Golden Girls?
KathleenC
May 10, 2010 9:55 AM CST
Name: Kathleen/KaperC
N San Diego County, CA
Neither. You're too young to remember her show "Life With Elizabeth" which is when I first "met" her (one of the few sitcoms I ever liked). Instead of "mom!" we would say "Elizabeth!" when my mom came out with remarks like her. Many, many years later, I actually did meet her - on the phone - when I was transcribing a book she co-authored with Tom Sullivan. She is a sweet, saucy lady.

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