Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Last post was getting stinky....

Well, the truth is that I was gone for many of the days since my last post.

I am having a terrible problem with my new computer. It has Vista on it, and I really do like it, but I get confused by it at the same time. I have 2 digital cameras, both Kodak EasyShares, and I have not been able to transfer my pictures from either camera to the computer. I have loaded the software in the computer, but I have been told that my 6.0 software may not be compatible with Vista, so I am going to check that out this afternoon. I have AT LEAST 200 great pictures to share!

We went to Marshall, Texas, way up in East Texas. East Texas is a place in Texas. I don't know if it is the same in other states, but here we are very regional. East Texas, West Texas, The Panhandle, The Valley, Down on the Coast, Central Texas.....

So, we went to East Texas, and had a great time. You would not believe how beautifully green it is there! Just every shade of green you can imagine! They didn't seem to have the wildflowers we have further South, but I am wondering if the ground is too cool still. They still have gorgeous pansy beds there.

We went to a fantastic plant nursery there. I think the name of it was Coopers, and it was close to Marshall Pottery- which we visited also. Marshall Pottery has been making pots for over 100 years, and I bought my share on this trip. Nice big azalea pots, but not plain at all. Bee-UTE- full! Anyway, this plant nursery had a bougainvillia 'tree' in the middle of one of their greenhouses! I was impressed.

I was also impressed (although not favorable) with the landscape maintenance people at the Golden Corral in Marshall, Texas. They had many motor-driven tools. Hedge clippers, weed whackers, etc., etc. They whacked everything, right before our eyes. They used their tools to chop one lovely Japanese maple into a boxwood square shape, and another into a tight mushroom shape. I was apopletic! Complaining bitterly to whoever would listen, and snapping pics as fast as I could. I had never seen as many Japanese maples in one place as East Texas, and they were selling small ones for $250.00 EACH. The ones that were butchered were NOT little.

I have written a letter to the owner/manager of the GC. For what it's worth, just so they know.....

I am going to work on my cameras.....
I want you to see these pictures.....

4 comments:

ancient one said...

And I want to see them... I like plants to grow natural... but you do have to prune some of them... but not in a box or meatball shape!

OhioMom said...

Waiting on pics ... tap tap tapping my foot :)

Yes, our state is regional also, we will get produce from southern OH until our crops come in up here.

Welcome back Janie

ancient one said...

Thanks for the info on the rose root suckers... My grandson who stayed with me for a couple of years after graduating from hs... first went for Horticulture at a local community college... I had asked him about rooting some of that yellow rose bush and he told me it was grafted onto hardy root stock.. and didn't think we could root it... and just as you said, the suckers got the upper hand and now my yellow rose is red...LOL

My husband has planted me another yellow rose... but it seems to have taken a slow start...

I did love those yellow roses... :(

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