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Re: Vacation Rtn


Ceres,
Hotel Monteleone by any chance?

Which Triteleia? I've grown a few, but my favorite is T. uniflora, now
renamed Ipheion uniflorum, the Spring Starflower. they're fantastic.


Kitty
> Good morning!  I have rtnd from our vacation.  Had a wonderful time.  We flew 
> into New Orleans, stayed in the French Qtrs at an old hotel, built in 1870, 
> which had a fabulous court yard packed with plants.  Included were 2 huge 
> magnolia trees and a peach blooming burgmansia loaded with bloom and 
> unbelievable 
> fragrance.  Traveled thru Mississippi, Alabama and into Ga to Athens where I 
> got to view the botanical gardens and then to the Univ test gardens.  Enjoyed 
> both immensely.  As my husband and I were in the gardens at the Univ we were 
> pleasantly surprised when Alan Armitage walked out of the greenhouses.  Had a 
> warm short conversation with him and he asked if there was a plant I would like 
> to take home but had to turn down the offer since we were flying.  We then 
> traveled on into Ga to Helen and their Octoberfest.  They do like to have fun!  
> Then on to Bryson City, NC for a gospel concert on Sat from 11 am - 6 pm.  This 
> was on the mtn side looking westerly to the stage backed by the mountains, sm 
> stream at the bottom and many colored trees but they were not at their peak.  
> Leaving there we progressed on to Gatlinburg Tenn which was a VERY slow trip.  
> It is 13 mi from the summit down into the village.  This take 3 1/4 hrs, 
> bumper to bumper and sitting at a stand still a good % of the time.  This is the 
> Branson of the SE.  From there we reversed our travel ending again in NO & the 
> French qtr.  I have always wanted to attend Mardi Gras but after spending 2 
> evenings on Bourbon St during the week, I believe it would be smart not to 
> pursue that dream.  We traveled on SouthWest always early arriving at our 
> destinations.  I would pass on an offer of peanuts, however.
>     The wagon/cart which Kitty pictured is like the wagons we use at the 
> greenhouse.  We also have db deck wagons with the same design.  The great thing 
> about these wagons is they will turn on a dime which is a real advantage in the 
> greenhouse.  I more often use a 10 gal bucket to haul my tools around but I do 
> have a red wagon and also a collapsible John Deere cart (a retirement gift).
>     We just added 16' to our pergola which is located on the west side of the 
> attchd garage over the brick walk and extending south.  The first section is 
> flush with the front of the house & garage and is the entrance to the garden 
> by a gate.  This will give me additional opportunity for vines.  It must be 
> painted yet and I have scrolly brackets to make yet which will be added at the 
> top against ea post.  This carries the design from the ft porch & the gate 
> entrance.
>     Weather is still nice today but a cold ft is moving in.  What a nice 
> indian summer we have experienced.  Need to get bulbs (lilies, daffs, Hyacinths 
> and a new one for me, Triteleia) planted today.  The lawn was just aerated this 
> morning.  Still have cannas to dig at my offsite garden.
>     This is a catchup message but much to long.
>         Ceres, Iowa zone 4/5  
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