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jroot

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06-14-2014 09:15 AM

Topic tags/keywords: gt lunch get-together 2014

I thought I’d give MsDebbieP a break this year in her very busy life.

Hence I am inviting available GardenTenders to come to my home on Thursday, June 26th around 11:30 a.m. We will have a quick tour of the garden, and then a bit of a BBQ, and of course a garden chat.

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown



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Greenthumb

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06-14-2014 07:38 PM

love to
but your a tad far away

-- just one more rock, and the garden is done ; )

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jroot

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06-15-2014 05:18 AM

only 40 minutes from Pearson Airport in Toronto. :)
Our friends tell me that Gail makes a “mean burger”.

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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MsDebbieP

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06-18-2014 12:43 PM

count me “in”.

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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jroot

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06-25-2014 06:10 PM

Gathering has been cancelled due to a nasty bug that has hit several members. We’ll reschedule later, possibly later in July.

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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Iris43

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06-26-2014 05:17 AM

Although I’m disappointed, jroot, I’ll look forward to a new date…...and a July garden with everything in full bloom.

Hope MsDeb gets feeling better real soon!

-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'

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MsDebbieP

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06-26-2014 05:26 AM

it was a long night… still coping with a drastic cough … but I’m not feeling like throwing up now! yippee.

I look forward to July!

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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sharad

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06-28-2014 07:12 PM

So unfortunate!

sharad

-- Bagwan-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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Radicalfarmergal

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06-28-2014 09:22 PM

I would like to attend, but Ontario is a bit too far for me. I will just have to be there in my imagination.

-- "...I have nothing against authorities as such; I am only in favor of putting a question mark after just about everything they say." Ruth Stout

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jroot

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07-26-2014 10:26 AM

Greetings fellow GTers.

Due to illness in several GT members, the June 26th date was cancelled. I have now extended the open invitation for Friday August 1st here at my humble abode in Rockwood, ON …. once again, around 11:30 to noon.

If you are interested in coming, please email me or send me a GT messge, and I’ll send you the exact address, here in Rockwood, ON ( close to Guelph)

jroot1@cogeco,ca

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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MsDebbieP

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07-26-2014 11:33 AM

I’ll be there with bells on!!! ok maybe not bells…. but I’ll be there :)

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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Iris43

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07-29-2014 10:27 AM

Me too!! :D

-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'

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MsDebbieP

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07-29-2014 11:31 AM

woo hoo :)

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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sharad

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07-30-2014 12:10 PM

Wish you all a very enjoyable get together. Send lots of photos. I hope my dream to attend one of these gatherings of our lovely GTs will come true.
I am sending a few pictures of the gathering of local gardeners and my yoga friends at the residence of one of the gardener Mr Chopra (who has appeared on my blog on coconut) on 12th July 2014. The gathering shifted inside the house instead on the lawns because of rain. The date appearing on the last two photos is wrongly set It should have been 12/07/2014

Sharad

-- Bagwan-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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MsDebbieP

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07-30-2014 01:15 PM

oh Sharad! How wonderful … look at all the people!!
This is lovely

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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sharad

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07-30-2014 05:53 PM

Thanks Debbie. I will try to send photographs from their gardens when I get time to visit them. The yoga members will always look very fresh. It is also one of my wishes to introduce the ancient science to my fellow GTs so that they can maintain excellent health and enjoy their gardening. Waiting for an opportunity.

Sharad

-- Bagwan-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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MsDebbieP

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07-31-2014 05:16 AM

that would be wonderful

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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MsDebbieP

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08-01-2014 02:34 PM

What a wonderful afternoon!!!!

Great company, wonderful conversations, and the gardens – ooh la la … when my gardens grow up, I want them to look just like Jroot’s !!!! :)

Thank-you to our gracious hosts…. oh and almost forgot the delicious meal!!! That was DELICIOUS.

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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Iris43

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08-01-2014 06:28 PM

And we had perfect weather!

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We had a tour of jroot’s garden’s. Then jroot and his wife provided a lovely barbecue lunch. Such a nice afternoon!

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This just one of jroot’s ‘tall’ brugmansias.
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Everywhere we looked there were blooms. I’m sorry, Sharad, I completely forgot to take pictures of jroot’s trop. hibiscus. Maybe he will add some of his photos here.

-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'

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Iris43

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08-01-2014 06:30 PM

Almost missed this one
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-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'

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MsDebbieP

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08-01-2014 06:34 PM

beautiful pictures—glad you had your camera!!

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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Iris43

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08-01-2014 06:43 PM

I’m only sorry I didn’t get a picture of jroot’s DW and the pretty table we sat down at for lunch.

Guess I should have got a selfie with all those blooms, too! LOL

-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'

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sharad

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08-01-2014 08:35 PM

Thank you Iris for sending the pictures. The garden looks beautiful. Gail is not seen in any of the pictures. Was she busy preparing the table for the lunch? Debbie, why you did not carry your camera on such an important event. We miss Iris in the pictures. Congratulations, Jroot and Gail for being host to the get-together.

Sharad

-- Bagwan-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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MsDebbieP

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08-02-2014 03:54 AM

missed opportunities.. that is for sure
guess we’ll just have to do it again :D

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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Iris43

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08-02-2014 07:55 AM

Sharad, I enjoyed seeing your gardeners’ get-together. What a wonderfully large group…...I imagine lots of gardening wisdom there! :)

I must comment on the pictures of the women. How beautifully dressed they all are….like a flower garden, so colourful and bright. And in the last picture….have you rec’d some special recognition there?

I have never tried yoga but did Tia chi for a couple years. There probably isn’t any comparison but tia chi is also wonderful for the body and mind.

I am really sorry I didn’t take more pictures…...ones that included Gail and even myself. I agree with MsDeb… Here’s an excuse for another get-together. LOL

-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'

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sharad

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08-02-2014 10:47 AM

Iris, thank you for your comments. My gardening friends are very talented and maintain their garden with lot of efforts. I have coaxed them to become members of GT. Let me see how they react. Anyhow I will send pictures from their gardens in coming months. The last picture is about the recognition of my yoga students( that include the gardeners as well) of me as their yoga teacher. The 12th July happened to be “Guru Poornima” festival when students celebrate the day as a gratitude to their teachers. They presented me with a bouquet of flowers and a garland of cardamoms which is covered by the shawl on my shoulders. The shawl also is presented by them. On this day a review is taken of how the practice of yoga has benefited everyone and recently joined students speak a few words to express the physical and mental changes that have taken place in them after the practice.

The Garland

For more information on this festival see the link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guru_Purnima

I am glad you have practiced Tai chi and experienced the benefits. Why have you stopped?
And yes I agree about the excuse for another get-together

Sharad

-- Bagwan-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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jroot

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08-02-2014 07:33 PM

Glad to have had folks here. Thanks, Iris43 for those nice photos. I completely forgot to get my camera out. We very much enjoyed the camaraderie and the good conversation over the meal. I know that MsDebbie was looking for more vegetables and fruit/nut trees. ... maybe next time. It is hard to give up the flowers that seem to like it here on our very small plot of land though. .... now … if only I had some flat land ….

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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Iris43

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08-03-2014 09:59 AM

Sharad, thank you for explaining your pictures more fully. I know you are well deserving of the recognition your students gave to you.

As for giving up the Tai chi, I’m not sure I’ve given it up completely yet. :) I had both my knees operated on and could not do the routine but as it is some-what like riding a bike…..you don’t forget how….I may take it up again sometime in the future.

I don’t know, jroot, about MsDeb looking for fruit/nut trees. She expressed such disappointment re. her own little woodlot this year, maybe she could feel she is still accomplishing more than either you or me. LOL! And she still has those wonderful grapes to re-affirm her own gardening successes.

-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'

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MsDebbieP

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08-03-2014 10:24 AM

Oh no.. I wasn’t looking for anything more than what I got to see—which was more than expected—even though I have seen most of your gardens via photos, the pictures don’t even come close to showing us what a beautiful piece of paradise you have created!!
I am so envious

(if only you had some flat land .. that is too funny, since I had said to Rick, “If only we had some slopes” :)

I was going to ask you specifics re: what plants you have growing where. You know me—have very few plants that I can name.
in particular, what do you have growing around you pinky-winky?

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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MsDebbieP

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08-03-2014 03:22 PM

wanna see my grapes?
check it out

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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jroot

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08-03-2014 03:25 PM

Definite success. Bring some up here, and I’ll make some ‘juice” to add to my collection. When you were here, I should have shown you my wine cellar and workshop. Rick might have enjoyed the later.

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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MsDebbieP

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08-03-2014 05:04 PM

MsDebbieP-”juice” :) How special is that!!! :)

oh I’m sure Rick would have loved seeing the workshop. ... next time!! When I deliver grapes :)

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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sharad

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08-03-2014 09:43 PM

Debbie, for how long you were at Jroot’s place? I am wondering how Jroot forgot to show his wine cellar and workshop to you and Rick and also to Iris. I think you all must have spent more time in eating at the lunch table! One more gathering at his place is definitely required.
The photos from your garden are revealing. The grapes are fantastic and I feel sour about them. The turtle looks so real. Hope you will have a good season in the coming months.
Iris, I did not remember you were operated on your knees. Even then I am glad you are thinking of starting Tai chi again. With your knee condition there are limitations on doing postures but some breathing practices called Pranayam can be very helpful to you. Studies on aging have amply proved that the first organ that is affected in the aging process is the lung and once the lungs are affected other systems start failing. Pranayam keeps the lungs very healthy. If you are keen on doing Pranayam I will message you some very simple practices to begin with. Wish you good health.

Sharad

Sharad

-- Bagwan-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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Iris43

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08-04-2014 08:40 AM

Oh, I’m so glad we are all in agreement re. a return to jroot’s garden’s…....to make sure we get pictures of his DW and myself…....to take pictures of the hibiscus…..to see the wine cellar…...to see his workshop. LOL! Now to get jroot and DW in on the agreement. LOL!

Sharad, I definitely would appreciate your instructions for the Pranayam exercises. I’m sure they would benefit me…....and maybe even motivate me to return to Tai chi.

I use to be quite a good walker until I started having knee problems. But it is something one loses if it is not practiced regularly and even short walks can leave me breathless now. Since the knee operations my knees are quite improved so walking is one exercise I’d like to do more.

-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'

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MsDebbieP

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08-04-2014 09:19 AM

I think our evil plan is working, Iris .. mwhaha ….. another get-together at Jroot’s … uh huh .. ;)

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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