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Central Ohio PlantSwap/Potluck - Sat. May 21 -Thread II

Posted by Storygardener 5/6 central oh (My Page) on
Thu, Mar 24, 05 at 15:00

We've started our second thread for this event...

Hello fellow gardeners!

It's that time again! My name is Beverly - (also known as Storygardener) My good friend and gardening buddy, Mimi, and I have again reserved a covered shelter at a park in Hilliard, Oh (northwest suburb of Columbus, Ohio) for a plant swap and pot luck on Saturday, May 21, 2005

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!!

Here is the basic information:

Date: Saturday, May 21, 2005
Time: 10:00 am - 3:00pm
Place: Shelter #5, Hilliard Municipal Park, Hilliard, Ohio. The park is on Veterans Memorial Dr.

TRADING MATERIALS: plants, well rooted cuttings potted up, bulbs, shrubs, happy seedlings, garden ornaments,& bundled garden magazines, extra gardening implements, etc.

(PLEASE MARK ALL PLANT MATERIALS WITH THE PLANT NAME AND CARE REQUIRED!!!)

POT LUCK: Please bring a dish to pass with serving untensil & your own beverage We will provide plates, plastic silverware, napkins & cup. It's a good idea to mark your serving spoons etc. with your name.

DOOR PRIZES: If anyone wants to donate something for the door prize, please feel free. Last year we had many really neat prizes!!

This should be a wonderful chance to share your passion for gardening, meet other avid and learning gardeners, have a festive and delicious meal, acquire some new plants & share your extra's. Please come with a happy and sharing heart. Bring pictures of your gardens, flowers, etc. - if you like!

This is the plan for the day:

10:00 -12:00 - people arrive, sign in with name and number of plants, get name tag, put plants in viewing/swap area, put dish to pass away, visit with other gardeners & start viewing plants.
Noon - have lunch
After lunch - door prize(s) awarded
1:00 - swap begins
After swap - more visiting, pack up & goodbyes.
We must be out be 3:00 pm.

I've been to many swaps and really like this swapping style - a ROUND ROBIN. (people have liked it over the years, too) Round one - everyone select one plant. Round two - everyone select one plant. Round three - everyone select 2 plants, round 4 eveyone select 3 plant, round 5 everyone select 4 and so on and so on. This way everyone gets a chance to get some of the plants they really have on eye on. This works well and people have been very pleased in the past. Everyone should be able to take home as many plants as they bring.

Some tips for the day would include bringing a folding chair (sometimes needed), a box or container labeled with your name to put your new plants in after swapping & bring and mark your serving utensils for your dish to pass. If you have room in the car...bring an extra table, just in case.

Hilliard Municipal Park can be found by getting into Columbus, then go to the outerbelt, I-270 & go west, and getting off at Cemetery Road Exit. Go west again (towards Hilliard) on Cemetary Rd. Stay on Cemetery Road about 2 miles until right past Main Street (a traffic light). At this point you still go straight because Cemetery Road joins with Scioto Darby Road. Go about .4 mile down road until you get to Veterans Memorial Drive which is on the left.

Veterans Memorial Drive/Hilliard Municipal Park is off of Scioto Darby road on the left side of the road - across from Hilliard Heritage Middle School. (NOT hilliard Memorial Middle school - that, you'll see first.) Another landmark is that Veterans Memorial Dr. is where you see the Urgent Care. Shelter #5 is only about 1/10 mile from the park entrance. You stay directly on the park's main road and go .1 mile and turn right (just past all the flag poles). You'll turn right again quickly into a parking lot directly in front of shelter #5. The shelter just left of the children's playyard.

For a map...go to Yahoo.com, click on maps,& click on driving directions. Then put in your address and Veterans Memorial Drive, Hilliard, Oh for precise directions.

Alot of info here, I know.

I hope you can make it.

PLEASE EMAIL with RSVP so we can get a head count. (This helps us know how many plates, cups, etc. to bring)

This should be a FUN, informal day to share our love of gardening! I am contacting some of my gardening friends & alerting the Gardeweb.com people & the local garden club. Hopefully we'll have a good crowd. You should bring a gardening friend, too!

Please email with any questions.

HOPE YOU CAN MAKE IT TO THE SWAP!

good gardening...

...Beverly


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RE: Central Ohio PlantSwap/Potluck - Sat. May 21 -Thread II

Here's the first 100 messages for the Central Ohio Plant Swap and Pot Luck.

We are chatty...and we have fun!

Beverly

Here is a link that might be useful: First 100 messages for Central Ohio Plantswap/Potluck, Sat. May 21


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RE: Central Ohio PlantSwap/Potluck - Sat. May 21 -Thread II

  • Posted by ohgeo Z5 NE OH (My Page) on
    Thu, Mar 24, 05 at 16:46

Hi Beverly,

Count me in. Let's wish for no rain this year!!

George


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RE: Central Ohio PlantSwap/Potluck - Sat. May 21 -Thread II

Hi George...glad to hear you're coming down again this year! Yes, indeed...it would be nice not to be rained on this year (although, it didn't dampen our spirits - just our heads!)

It will be good to see you in May. See you then.

Think spring....Beverly


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RE: Central Ohio PlantSwap/Potluck - Sat. May 21 -Thread II

Hello,To everyone, From a newbie who with a friend is very excited to get the chance to come to our first plant swap,
What a wonderful Idea!!!!And because this is a new forum for me,And really don't know what to expect,I was wondering if any one would have an interest in these plants I want to share.I have many plants, But have concerns no one will want these;Coneflower,Sedum Acre,Campanula Blue Bells,
Lamium,I hope to get a reply from any interested parties.
Thank You, Granny57(margie)


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RE: Central Ohio PlantSwap/Potluck - Sat. May 21 -Thread II

Hi Margie...I am sure their will be folks interested in those plants! What we do is put ALL the plants people bring out on many tables and the ground for display. Everyone looks at all the plants before hand. When the round robin starts..folks go and select plants from all of them. It's not really trading just between 2 people...it's trading from all the plants that are available - done in rounds.

Sometimes..people arrange trades via personal email before that day to be seperate from the big swap. We don't even need to think about those trades.

Your plants will be selected...I am sure! I hope this explains things a bit more.

I know that other swaps are sometimes done in a different manner. This method has worked well for us over the years.

Think spring....Beverly


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RE: Central Ohio PlantSwap/Potluck - Sat. May 21 -Thread II

Hi Margie, Last year was my first time at the swap and I can tell you I wouldn't miss it what a great time I had meeting new people with the same interest, great food and wonderful plants. I took 55 plants of varies things and came home with just about that many from other people. The round Robin works so well no one goes home disappointed believe me. If there is a plant that you want it will probably be there.

joAnn


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RE: Central Ohio PlantSwap/Potluck - Sat. May 21 -Thread II

In fact... the danger is, if you linger too long... you go home with a half a dozen you didn't think you needed!

("Oh, what the heck! I'm sure I'll find some place in the garden....")


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RE: Central Ohio PlantSwap/Potluck - Sat. May 21 -Thread II

I know what Alison means. Some how I do find room. In fact I have been taking mental notes on spots that I can put newbies that I bring home while I'm looking at what I can divide to bring!

I'm glad to hear that the rescue iris are doing well. The site has been buldozed and is one HUGE mud pile. I stuck them in the ground so quickly last fall and I have so many Iris that I don't remember which ones are rescues in my gardens! Maybe I'll order more plant markers now so I don't have the same problem this spring!

Think Spring!

~~Mimi


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RE: Central Ohio PlantSwap/Potluck - Sat. May 21 -Thread II

Hi Beverly and JoAnn, Thank you for replying to my post,It's always nice to feel welcome and comfortable around others, and I must say after reading all the post's It sounds like one big happy garden party family,And I for one can't wait to be part of,I feel like I belong already.(((SMILES)))Margie


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RE: Central Ohio PlantSwap/Potluck - Sat. May 21 -Thread II

Hello!

My friend Margie and I are getting excited about the swap!
I keep thinking of more and more things to bring! I am an avid grassophile amongst almost everything else too. I love large foliaged plants too! I sure hope someone will be kind enough to bring some of those! < laughing >

Would seedlings be welcomed too? We are wintertime sowers too and might have some good stuff to trade from the seeds as well. Are there any restrictions on the size or type of trades?
Most of our trades would be established divisions but just wanted to check about the seedlings. We would of course trade a fair number of them per trade.

I was pleased that Linda (fourpaws) wrote me to say she saw my post and is coming too! It will be fun to finally meet her!! We are only about 20 mins apart and we have to go to Hilliard to meet??? < laughing >
In fact I am looking forward to meeting everyone! Its soooo good to spend time with other plantaholics isnt it?

Sue

"The one thing all gardeners share in common is a belief in tomorrow"


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RE: Central Ohio PlantSwap/Potluck - Sat. May 21 -Thread II

Hi Sue!! Yes, it's wonderful to spend time with other plantaholics, indeed!!

Seedlings are welcome. Just present them in what you would feel is a fair trade - like you mentioned. Often, the big divisions go first in the swap..but, believe me..so do the seedlings.

I am winter sowing for the first time too this year. I plan on bringing any extras to the swap. I know Bakemom and Alison have mentioned they are bringing their extra wintersown plants, too.

I am glad you'll get to meet Linda Fourpaws, finally. What is so nice about the swap is seeing folks that you chat with at the Gardenweb all year. That's part of why we do this..of course..trading plants is part, too!

I think I'll have some grass divisions too. They are so hard to divide...often..I go for any stray seedling that appear. (oatgrass is one that comes to mind in that department).

Granny 57...it IS kinda like a garden party "family". We look forward to being together. Kind of like a plant based gardenweb family reunion. And...the family keep expanding - which is GREAT.

Think spring and sunshine...Beverly


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RE: Central Ohio PlantSwap/Potluck - Sat. May 21 -Thread II

HI joANN, WOULD U BY CHANCE HAVE OR KNOW ANYONE IN THE SWAP WHO WOULD TRADE A CARDINAL AUTUMN OLIVE BUSH FOR A BEAUTY BERRY BUSH?I'D LOVE TO HAVE ONE.
. THANK U VERY MUCH(MARGIE)


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RE: Central Ohio PlantSwap/Potluck - Sat. May 21 -Thread II

  • Posted by zoeybug z5/6 Central OH (My Page) on
    Sat, Mar 26, 05 at 23:21

Hello all:

My husband & I would like to come this year. I've wanted to attend for the last two years, but had to go to weddings instead each time. No wedding this year!

I should have lots of good-sized stuff that I started from seed this year. Usually I'm begging people to take plants off of my hands in the spring. This seems like a better deal to me. Looking forward to swapping!


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RE: Central Ohio PlantSwap/Potluck - Sat. May 21 -Thread II

Count me in for 3 people for sure - 4 if my daughter wants to come again this year. She is only 8 - she had a lot of fun last year picking things out! I brough books for door prizes last year. I still have some of them so I will bring some to swap this year. Hopefully our weather will start warming up so I can get some things started in the greenhouse.
Stephanie


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RE: Central Ohio PlantSwap/Potluck - Sat. May 21 -Thread II

Hi Zoeybug...I am glad that you and your hubby will make it to the swap this year! I know...May is such a busy month for so many folks. Glad it will work out this year - finally. Terrific.

Hello Stephanie!...so nice to hear you will all be back again. Great. I remember those nice books you brought...that would be wonderful. Thank you. I know what you mean about the weather. I am SO READY for spring to finally get here and STAY here.

See you all in May.....Beverly


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RE: Central Ohio PlantSwap/Potluck - Sat. May 21 -Thread II

I guess in my last post I didn't make myself clear on the trade of the Cardinal Autum Olive bush, And the Beauty Berry Bush,I would like to trade a Cardinal Autum Olive Bush for a Beauty Berry Bush,Please excuse my capitol lettering,I didn't even notice it till it was brought to my attention,And for any confusion I my have brought on for the way I tried to relate my message.I'm so very new to this
use of a computer(a Christmas Present from my daughter)And having so much fun now that I know a little bit about it, I guess I get carried away at times and don't express my self very well.I just love communicating with anyone on line,I can't wait to read all the posts and replys.So if you would,Please bare with me.I'm a newbie in alot of areas.LOL
Sincerly,Margie


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RE: Central Ohio PlantSwap/Potluck - Sat. May 21 -Thread II

Hi!

The first spring swap I brought a lot of seedings. I had planted them in plastic cups. Since I knew that there would be lots of big divisions I thought that 4 seedings equaling one swap would be a fair trade. I made a sign that I put in front of them indicating this. How you do it is up to you. There are no rules. I just try to use the "golden rule" and it has turned out just fine.

Hope it warms up soon. My bathroom is almost done!

~~Mimi


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RE: Central Ohio PlantSwap/Potluck - Sat. May 21 -Thread II

joAnn,Are u still out there?I thought maybe since you were the first to reply to my first post,I would ask you if you were interested in anything special, or looking for anything special,from the swap?
Margie


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RE: Central Ohio PlantSwap/Potluck - Sat. May 21 -Thread II

Where'd everybody go?Did everybody get full of Easter Yummies,And too stuffed to post anymore ?I love reading everybody's excitement over coming to the swap,And now it seems everybody is in Hybernation.LOL Doesn't anyone have anything else to say, or to be excited!!! about anymore?I go into the site everynite to see what replys or Questions are being posted ,and I get disappointed when I leave the site enpty,Because Everyones gone!!!!! Please Come Back and put your 2 cents worth in.I'm a newbie and really enjoyed reading all about everyone!!!!!!!!! I still have the Joy and Excitement.Can I rub off on anyone? LOL


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RE: Central Ohio PlantSwap/Potluck - Sat. May 21 -Thread II

Hi Granny 57...don't be disappointed if folks aren't posting every day. It seems to go in waves. Sometimes lots of posts and then it will slow down...and visa versa. Folks might be out in their gardens today..as it's such a pretty springlike day!!

As time gets closer to "the day" folks will start talking about what plants they are bringing and what food they are bringing, too.

I am so glad you are excited. I am excited too. Mimi and I were just talking about it today. We were mentioning which plants we want to dig etc. I can hardly wait!!!

I have some good news...we now have some 95 folks that are interested in coming to the swap. It sounds like it will be a grant garden affair!!

Beverly


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RE: Central Ohio PlantSwap/Potluck - Sat. May 21 -Thread II

Dang! I will miss out on this swap. I am out of state, but would be visiting my in-laws weekend after the swap. Any Dayton based traders out there?


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RE: Central Ohio PlantSwap/Potluck - Sat. May 21 -Thread II

Hi AlbaBela,I live about 35mins from the Dayton Mall,If you'd like we can arrange for a get together and see if there is anything U may like from my garden and maybe U may have something I might be interested in.I'm sorry U won't make the plant swap,I know how disappointing it must be,Ive been so excited ever since I found out about it.I have alot of ground covers and Hostas,And Hydrangeas.I really can't remember excatly all I do have,But I'm sure u won't go home empty handed.LOL


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RE: Central Ohio PlantSwap/Potluck - Sat. May 21 -Thread II

Hey Granny!

Beverly and I were sitting in her back yard making our first BBs today talking about the swap! This weather was fabulous. I got my first sunburn of the year on the back of my neck and have started my "gardener's" tan! Then my son, Isaac, broke his ankle on the neighbor's trampoline. Oy Vey! At least he'll be better by swap time! ;)

Hope that everyone was outside for a while today!

IT'S FINALLY SPRING!

~~Mimi


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RE: Central Ohio PlantSwap/Potluck - Sat. May 21 -Thread II

Mimi:

Your son sounds like my son!! how is he? mine is 21 and his whole life everytime we turn around he is hurting himself somehow...even now as an adult. Breaking an ankle is NO fun! I hope he will be fine soon. I actually got most of my grasses cutback finally yesterday! (Thanks to my hubby and his trusty chainsaw!) Working fulltime in an office shot most of the nice day for me though < sad >
Im still thinking of more and more things to bring to the swap!


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RE: Central Ohio PlantSwap/Potluck - Sat. May 21 -Thread II

Awww Geezzze Princess Mimi,What a way to start out the begining of spring!!!I sure hope Isaac isn't in alot of pain,Being better by the time we have the swap is a nice thing,But getting through the injury is a sore way to go.Tell him I said (((Feel Better)))!!!And we'll all be looking for him at the swap!
I've been out looking at things as they pop up,And It's amazing how many plants you forgot you had.((BIG GRIN'S))!!I have been admiring all the bulbs that have emerged and loving the one's that have already started to open, and the one's that have opened.Such a great feeling of enjoyment!I have Cabin Fever something awful!!!That sunburn you got,I hope you enjoyed getting it.I know I would.As my friend Sue would say(((giggles)))


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RE: Central Ohio PlantSwap/Potluck - Sat. May 21 -Thread II

Well now that the weather warmed up for a few days, I have started to figure out just what i am going to bring to the swap getting excited again plants, plants and more plants.

My hands and fingers, feet ,legs, body and brain is so sore from building a new bed and cleaning up old ones, I have this strange urge to do it all at one day. AWWWWWWW
that what is called Spring feels so good.

JoAnn


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RE: Central Ohio PlantSwap/Potluck - Sat. May 21 -Thread II

OK,JoAnn,Now we can't have you doing everything all in one day,You can spread it out and enjoy the rewards of your efforts and not have all those Aches and Pains,We don't want you to overdo, and then not be able to come to the day we've all been waiting for!!!!So take it easy and fill us in on the plants you've decieded to bring( Grins)Our ears are all perked up and curious.Besides,How bad does that make us look?You having alll your beds done and making new one's ((And all in one day!!)) I might add,LOL And we (Or at least me) Haven't started on ours.LOL!LOL!(((Kidding)))
I guess were all having too much fun,Now that we've had a break in the weather,And Why Not???
Isn't it wonderful!!And look what we have to look forward to. FINALLY!


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RE: Central Ohio PlantSwap/Potluck - Sat. May 21 -Thread II

Hi Beverly,Isn't it great to hear from the gardener's again?I think we just needed a spark to get us started.
(Just call me Sparky)!!!!(GRINS)
I sure wish Me and My friend Sue, Could have been there to help you devour those BBs!LOL,LOL!!
The first one's of the year,Are the Best one's


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RE: Central Ohio PlantSwap/Potluck - Sat. May 21 -Thread II

I probably will bring some night blooming jasimine babies, a couple of brugs, some ground covers, Golden Rain tree babies, dappled willow shrubs and the rest will have to wait until things start coming up.

Joann


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RE: Central Ohio PlantSwap/Potluck - Sat. May 21 -Thread II

JoAnn,Sounds like you have some really neat plants to bring!!Can't wait.I hope I will have something everyone will want.I know I like new and different things,And some of the plants you are bringing are new to me.
Happy Gardening!


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RE: Central Ohio PlantSwap/Potluck - Sat. May 21 -Thread II

I know you see them on the roadsides amd in the ditch lines.
And I suspose they are considered to be the wild Orange Day Lilies,My question is;Would anyone be interested in any of those Lilies?I have them along my fence row,There quite
Beautiful,And yes,Very common.I have a ton of them.I want to
thin them out.I have given away quit a few over the years.
And, Believe it or not,They are really expensive to buy.
I have as many as you would want or need.You need not trade for them.I just would like to share the wealth!!!
I Am truely rich in them!!! LOL


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RE: Central Ohio PlantSwap/Potluck - Sat. May 21 -Thread II

Thinkdirt...sounds like you'll be bringing some things that folks will like. Great!

Granny57...folks have brought the orange ditch lilies before. Just mark them as such and say that they should be planted alone and can be invaisive. I think if you let people know..there will be some takers! Sometimes people have the perfect place for ditch lilies.

BTW Granny 57...the BB's Princess Mimi was refurring to were bowling balls that we covered with pennies.

Think spring....Beverly


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RE: Central Ohio PlantSwap/Potluck - Sat. May 21 -Thread II

Hi! I just wanted to let you know that my Mom and sister are going to be coming with me to the swap, so you can add 2 more!! We can't wait, it sounds like so much fun.

Now, I was wondering if anyone out there had ponds that they needed koi for? I am hoping to bring some for Linda (fourpaws) and thought maybe some other people would like some. They have been breeding like crazy the last couple of years and I have way too many. All different colors and varieties of sizes. Just let me know if you are interested. Thanks! Teresa


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RE: Central Ohio PlantSwap/Potluck - Sat. May 21 -Thread II

How about FOOD? Do I need to be the glutton that starts this again?

I have a great recipe for breakfast casserole that I made on Easter - cheese, sausage, cheese, eggs, cheese, crusty toasting bread, cheese. Who's in?


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RE: Central Ohio PlantSwap/Potluck - Sat. May 21 -Thread II

Hi Teresa! So glad that you and your mom & sister will be coming to the swap! That's great...the more the merrier, they say! Wow..koi - now that's a new one for the swap. How terrific if you could find folks interested in trading for them.

Hey Bakemom...back to the food! Yes, that casserole sounds very yummy. I know Murray will be wondering where your tastey salad is, though? (but, that's Murray - he doesn't like change..LOL). I don't know what I'll bring this year..hmmmm. Is your daughter going to come this year again?

Think sunshine & spring....Beverly


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RE: Central Ohio PlantSwap/Potluck - Sat. May 21 -Thread II

LOL,LOL Boy Beverly,You and Princess Mimi,Sure got a good one on me.Somewhere I missed the fact that BBs,Were,Bowling Balls covered in pennies.When I read that,I bout fell out of my chair cracking up. Never in a million years would I have thought BBs would have stood for that,I of course was jealous cause,I thought I missed out on a fab Barbarque Sandwich!!!!Can you imagine the teeth I would have lost?!! LOL,LOL.Best Laugh of the year.Thanks for filling me in!!
Margie


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RE: Central Ohio PlantSwap/Potluck - Sat. May 21 -Thread II

OH Yeah,BTW Beverly,What excatly do you do with a Bowling Ball covered In Pennies?


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RE: Central Ohio PlantSwap/Potluck - Sat. May 21 -Thread II

Well...

Bakemom: I'll eat what ever you bring. You're a great cook as well as gardener. Murray can just get over it. I'll be bringing something Italian and warm in my roaster as usual so he'll find something to stave off starvation!

Granny: We'll use the BB's for garden chachka's (sp?). Regular gazing balls break. Having five boys under 11 I need something tough. Beverly's yard backs up to mine so I guess she does too. Check out the Garden Junk forum and you'll see hundreds of BB's decorated in a myriad of ways just for the garden. We're looking forward to them changing to verdi gris and being all nifty green. I drilled a hole all the way through mine so I can make a bubbler out if it. I'll need to buy a pump but it will make a cool water feature for the side garden for very cheap!

I'm hating this snow! Yesterday my first daffy bloomed. Today it snows! YUKKKKKKKYYYYYYYY!!!! :(

I'm up to more than 60 milkjug bottoms to fill for the swap. I've also been making cool glass totem/hose gaurds. Maybe I'll bring one for a door prize. Don't know if I'll have time for another window.

Think WARM!

~~Mimi


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RE: Central Ohio PlantSwap/Potluck - Sat. May 21 -Thread II

I must be a shicksa, Mimi; I thought that was tchotchke! ;)

I've go some good ideas for one or two door prizes, and I think I'll being a new and improved pulled pork.
(Especially since I finally got around to collecting the crockpot I left at the last swap!)


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RE: Central Ohio PlantSwap/Potluck - Sat. May 21 -Thread II

Bakemom!!

that breakfast casserole sounds awesome!! i sure hope you are bringing copies of the recipe with you! I surely want one. i think i love breakfast foods more than any other kinds of foods mmmmmmmmmmm < giggles >


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RE: Central Ohio PlantSwap/Potluck - Sat. May 21 -Thread II

Alison..chachka can be spelled either way, actually!

from the online dictionary:

chachka or tchotchke ( P ) Pronunciation Key (chchk) also tsatske (tstsk)
n. Slang
A cheap showy trinket.

Yes...our bowling bowls with pennies..are highclass "cheap showy trinkets!!" Very cool, though.

Beverly


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RE: Central Ohio PlantSwap/Potluck - Sat. May 21 -Thread II

Well 11:17 PM, we have been without power since 5pm the greenhouse temp got to 39, I just came in with flashlight in hand and brought all my tropicals in the house for the night can't have my babies getting cold now can I. point of subject I am sick of this strange weather never know what to expect next. Think Warm and do a bring on summer dance.

JoAnn


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RE: Central Ohio PlantSwap/Potluck - Sat. May 21 -Thread II

Jo Ann

The power went out here in Bethel today too around 11 for a few hours (eastern cincinnati area) You're so far away though I'm sure it must have been due to a different reason. We had such high winds I was starting to look for Aunti Em and the Wicked Witch of the East to come flying by! And yesss it was downright nasty wet cold here too < bbbrrrrr > even some sleet and icy rain yesterday but 78 degrees a couple days earlier!
I cant wait untill the weather settles down too. All this flip flopping makes me nuts.


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milk jugs

Mimi:

What are the milk jugs for? < curious >

Sue


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RE: Central Ohio PlantSwap/Potluck - Sat. May 21 -Thread II

Princess Mimi,I think the BBs are a very creative way to dress up the garden,Now that I know I can't eat them!!LOL!
I wouldn't have thought to do anything like that.I bet the pennies look wonderful when the sun beat's down on them.A coppery shine,How inventive!!I hope everyone know's I'm a newbie in the forum,And in the slang and abbrevation's for the slang,And still finding out about the other forum's,I just learned about the Junk forum today,
Before I read your post on it.I'm learning so much And loving what I'm learning!And I definetly can laugh at myself.
As many Blunders as I make I have no choice but to laugh.
I have gotten such joy out of this,And I hope I haven't offended anyone,Due to my ignorance.Learning and mistakes can be fun,If you let it be,And don't take yourself too serious,As long as you want to improve.And trust me,After the blunder I made with the BBs,LOL!! I will make sure I know what I'm talking about the next time.LOL
((( Aww Who am I kidding)))!!


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RE: Central Ohio PlantSwap/Potluck - Sat. May 21 -Thread II

Granny...don't worry...you haven't made any blunders! It was kind of funny!

I hope everyone's power is back on!!

Let's think spring and think sunshine and warmish days!

Beverly


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RE: Central Ohio PlantSwap/Potluck - Sat. May 21 -Thread II

Thank's Beverly,I thought it was funny to,I feel so much better now,LOL,It's been so much fun chatting with you.I am so looking forward to meeting everyone.
Happy Gardening!!!


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RE: Central Ohio PlantSwap/Potluck - Sat. May 21 -Thread II

I think I'll bring something Spanish again. Last year it was Spanish potato tortilla and shortbread cookies. Maybe this year it'll be croquetas or something like that. If I could find really nice ripe tomatoes I'd whip up a BIG batch of gazpacho. MMMMMM. Guess we'll have to wait and see.

My dad was thrilled beyond belief that his birdhouse was so well received last year. Yet another way in which you all are so awesome! So, he sent me another birdhouse to paint for a door prize. Count that among the garden goodies.

I'd love to have koi in my garden--but I don't know much about their care requirements. Teresa, if you want to email me about that I'll figure out it mine would be a good home for them. :)

Bakemom, that breakfast casserole sounds tasty--one thing about the swap, I can't imagine anyone leaving hungry (or empty-handed!)

Gina


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RE: Central Ohio PlantSwap/Potluck - Sat. May 21 -Thread II

Ooo.Gina all those sound so good. Thanks to you and your Dad for the birdhouse as a door prize. Last year's was so, so pretty. Folks really liked it!

Today I dug my first plant for the swap. It's a pinkish daylily. Yippeeee.

Also...we now have 100 folks interested in attending the swap/potluck. WOWSER! It will be GREAT.

Beverly


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RE: Central Ohio PlantSwap/Potluck - Sat. May 21 -Thread II

EXCITING NEWS FLASH!!

Folks, I got an email today, out of the blue, from Chris Baker - proprietor of the WONDERFUL Baker's Acres Greenhouse in Alexandria, Ohio. Apparently he's a Gardenweb person and saw our thread about the swap. Well... he thinks our swap is a great idea and he offered us a $50.00 Gift Certificate as a door prize!! I am overwhelmed and excited about this wonderful contribution to our swap day.

Thanks to Chris for his extraordinary generosity!

Wow...this is so fantastic!

I just had to share this fantastic news!!

Think spring....Beverly


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RE: Central Ohio PlantSwap/Potluck - Sat. May 21 -Thread II

That's just the kind of people they are.

Has anyone seen the new catalog? A magistrate here in Franklin County was reading it in her office and was totally rolling. She emailed me and passed it on. It's quite funny and has great items in it. I took it to a seminar (I'm a bad, bad girl) marked the darn thing up and made a huge list of things I simply can't live without.

Turned around at the seminar, and the magistrate was sitting behind me playing solitare on her palm pilot. Hope she didn't see me coloring her catalog! he he.


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RE: Central Ohio PlantSwap/Potluck - Sat. May 21 -Thread II

Sue- The milk jug bottoms are for potting up plants for the swap. Cheap, easy and plentiful in a house with five sons!

I'll be layering some Ikeba (sp?) to make new plants. It's a beautiful climber that puts on fragrant purple blossoms in the spring. It prefers a shadier location. Mine has covered one side of my one story, outdoor stairs. Anyone interseted?

I have lots of Rudibeckia Herbstone. (The 6 foot tall one.) Raspberry colored mums, Heuchera Coral Bells....The list will grow as the season progresses.

I'm so glad that it warmed up. Beverly and I have tons of daffies that popped. The "happy flower dance" has been seen in our neighbor hood!

~~Mimi


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RE: Central Ohio PlantSwap/Potluck - Sat. May 21 -Thread II

Mimi, I would love to get a start of you Akebia. I've been looking for some for a year now! If I have anything you'd like, please let me know.
Gina, I'm sending you an email about the koi. They are really easy to take care of as long as you have a big enough pond. They get pretty big.
I was wondering, when we bring our plants, does everyone pot them up in pots, or is there another way? I've been trying to collect as many pots as I can. lol. Thanks, Teresa


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RE: Central Ohio PlantSwap/Potluck - Sat. May 21 -Thread II

Teresa - alot of folks put their plants in pots, if possible. But, what we say is... plants presented well. Sometimes..a bigger plant can be dug up and put in a plastic grocery bag with some holes poked in for drainage. Do the best you can with what you have. Sometimes people use their recyclables for potting things up. (milk jugs, cottage cheese containers, yogurt cups for small plants, plastic cups - all with drainage holes cut in) Mimi has been saving milk jugs (where she's cut off the bottom to use as pot - she'll poke holes with a knife). It's kind of amazing what people put their plants in.

...Beverly


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RE: Central Ohio PlantSwap/Potluck - Sat. May 21 -Thread II

Newbie here. Might just be interested in attending: it's pretty close to where I live.

How are tomato transplants generally received? We just moved into our house so, while there are lots of flowers and hostas and whatnot that will at some point require dividing, we're not quite up to tackling that yet. We did, however, start way way too many tomato seedlings under lights, and haven't the room for them all.

They're heirlooms: Red Brandywine, Amish Paste, Hillbilly, Giant Belgium, German Head so far. We've also got some Golden Queen, White Queen and Riesentraub's which will probably be ready by then.

Anybody else bringing (or, better yet, wanting) tomatoes?


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RE: Central Ohio PlantSwap/Potluck - Sat. May 21 -Thread II

Mimi, I have a ton of shady-ish areas that would lend themselves well to a climber. Count me in on the starts as you layer, if you don't mind!

I've been going through my seedlings, figuring out which I have WAAAAY too many of, which may not really be suited to my individual conditions, or those that I just think are extra pretty.

Definitely two rosebushes are coming with me. They're both alive but are not thriving where I've got them. Angel Face and Honey Bouquet. Gorgeous, gorgeous, but they deserve a better home. ;)

I thought last year I couldn't look forward to a gardening event more than the swap, but I was wrong. Now that I had a taste at last year's swap I'm on pins and needles waiting for this one!

Come on, MAY!
Gina


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RE: Central Ohio PlantSwap/Potluck - Sat. May 21 -Thread II

Hello fellow Ohio Valley gardeners.

I am bummed because I can't attend the Swap. I moved to Ohio three years ago, began gardening last year after I became a home owner and would have loved to feed off all of your knowledge and energy... my garden surely needs it. But, I have to attend a conference that weekend. :o(

Have fun for me! And I hope to see you all at the next swap.

tke


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RE: Central Ohio PlantSwap/Potluck - Sat. May 21 -Thread II

Hi Duffymoom..yes...folks bring tomato seedlings and want them too. In particular James brings many tomatoes - he's big into tomatoes. You would be very welcome to bring your tomatoes! I hope you can make it.

Gina...I know what you mean! I am getting excited too. Sounds like you've got some neat things to bring this year! Folks love roses.

I dug up a peachy pink daylily and 6 pots of the Everyone German Iris (Purple, white and yellow) - I still have lots to dig up.

Hi tke...sorry you can't make it to the swap! I hope you can come another year. I'll be at a conference the weekend before. May is such a busy month.

Got out in the garden today...yay.

....Beverly


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RE: Central Ohio PlantSwap/Potluck - Sat. May 21 -Thread II

I keep looking at the calendar and wondering if I will be prepared for this, the plants are so small right now but I am sure everyone will like whatever we bring to the swap, because it's all about the people, food and good plants that we all want a good time and getting a chance to know each other. Had a great time last year.


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RE: Central Ohio PlantSwap/Potluck - Sat. May 21 -Thread II

I was planning on bringing some Akebia vine starts too. I would think that generally speaking there would be a number of plant duplicates brought to the swap of different things? I am hoping that there will be enough interested to get rid of all of them though lol


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RE: Central Ohio PlantSwap/Potluck - Sat. May 21 -Thread II

I just sowed 72 Zanzibar Castor Bean Seeds,In individual pots,To bring to the swap. Hopefully they will all be up nice enough by then, and everyone can see how beautiful they are.In my opinion these Castors are the prettiest of them all.I just went around yesterday and started sticking them in the ground where I wanted them,And I wanted them everywhere!!!LOL!!
Now all I have to do is wait for them to grow!!!
P.S. Depending on where you plant them,They can grow up to 12' tall.The more sun the taller they get. Margie


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RE: Central Ohio PlantSwap/Potluck - Sat. May 21 -Thread II

I'm sure I must have read it somewhere,But if I did I surely can't remember,But how many year's has the swap been going on?
Also Princess Mimi,How is your son Isaac doing? IS he suffering much? Is he healing good? Let him know he's being thought of today and being wished a speedy recovery.
Margie


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RE: Central Ohio PlantSwap/Potluck - Sat. May 21 -Thread II

Thinkdirt...the plants will grow alot in the next 5 weeks. They will be fine!! I agree...everyone seems to be interested in all the plants other folks bring. The swap will be here before we know it..can't wait!

Hi gillespiegardens...I am sure people will be interested in your Akebia vines. Vines always go pretty quickly! Not to be concerned a moment!

Hi Granny 57 -I think folks will like the Castor Bean plants..they are so pretty. But, I would mark them as poisonous.(especially the seeds) That's what I do on plants that are very poisonous (like monkshood). One Caster Bean seed can kill a child.

I think this is the fourth year for the swap! Wow..it's becoming a tradition.

I'll give you a an update on Isaac..Mimi is my backyard neighbor. Isaac has been running around with his little cast. Seems to be doing well. Mimi will probably give you more details. He helped me in my garden for an hour yesterday - we were redoing some of the plant name tags in my garden.

...Beverly


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RE: Central Ohio PlantSwap/Potluck - Sat. May 21 -Thread II

Granny! You finally have a name, Margie. Thanks for asking about Isaac. He seems to be doing well. He sees the orthopedic doctor tomorrow. I'll have to let the doc know how Isaac suffers "conveniently". The mere mention of taking out the trash can cause unbearable suffering! Also. I'd love some castor bean!

Duffymoon- I aalways count on getting some tomatoes at the swap. I love heirlooms as does everyone else. Bring them on!

Teresa and Gina- Between me and Gillespiegardens I bet that there will be lots of Akebia to go around.

Gillespiegardens- don't worry about duplicating what someone else might bring. As you can see, more than one person will want what ever is duplicated. This even applies to food. Last year someone asked, "what if we all bring brownies?" We all replied, "and the problem with that would be.....?"!!!! It really is all about the friends, food and fun.

Does anyone out there like glass totem hose gaurds? That's my latest thing. If so, I could bring one as a door prize.

I can't wait to see everyone I already know and meet everyone that is new!

~~Mimi


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RE: Central Ohio PlantSwap/Potluck - Sat. May 21 -Thread II

Well I know it's been a while since I have posted:
Tonight I have been going through what people are bringing,
and I want one of each, but I want SOME of Teresa's Koi, we may do a private trade for some of my hosta!
I would love Joann's night blooming Jasmine, Been wanting the Golden Raintree for a long time and also I would like the dappled willo shrub !
Would love princess Mimi or Gilespiegardens, Akebia climber !
AND Margie's Zanzibar Castor Bean....
I really like the different kinds of tomatoes of Duffymoon, hopefully I can get some of those too!
I planted some of the seeds from the tomatoes that the man graceously brought to the fall swap... (Hope we do this fall swap again too!)
I hope the tomatoes come up, what I'd like to do is fix a six pack of one of each of those for one trade, do you think that sounds like a good way to do it?
Sounds fair to me, but what is your opinion?
Now for what I'm going to bring, I'm still not sure,
I know I will bring some White Lilac,
Mimosa trees, that is if any are big enough,
I also have a few Staghorn Sumac, these are a very beautiful orange in the fall, and they grow crooked , looks to me like an oriental tree.
I got a new plant called Mountain Mint last year, I don't remember the latin name, will have to look this up and already I will have starts of it... VERY minty smelling, and interesting flowers, wish I had taken a picture last year.

I just wanted to assure the new garden friends that if someone mentions something that you wanted to bring, don't be afraid to bring yours too, there's always someone who wants YOUR plants! And also don't forget some of the things you make or something you bought and just don't have a use for it anymore,,, these things can also be used for the swap or you can give for the door prize, even plants!
Well I have bent your ears enough!! Hostalavista Linda


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RE: Central Ohio PlantSwap/Potluck - Sat. May 21 -Thread II

Princess MImi, I have no idea what a glass totem hose guard is,But any thing Totem intrest me,Seeings as I'm part Cherokee.It sounds delightful.I hope I'm the lucky person who wins it.BTW,How does that work anyway?Door prizes that is?I would love to bring something for a door prize,But don't know if I would have time to make anything or the material to make it with.Or if anyone would even want what I would make.I make things from dried flowers.Bouquets and wreaths and swags and whatever I can come up with.If I can make anything, I will.
Margie
P.S. I find all children have selected hearing when it comes time to do any kind of chores.LOL, That's with or without a broken ankle.


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RE: Central Ohio PlantSwap/Potluck - Sat. May 21 -Thread II

Currently, I'm planning on bringing nine varieties of heirloom (and others) tomatoes that have received rave reviews at the Tomatoe Forum. The colors range from gold, pink, green, red, and black, but all are supposed to taste great! Plus, I'm bringing boltania, Alma Potschke aster (cranberry red), White Pearl Achillea (looks like baby's breath), toad lily, buttercups, maybe some Walker's Low catnip and... who knows? Karen will bring one of her yummy high calorie wonders. I'm hoping someone will bring really fragrant dianthus, something I'm hoping to get this year!


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RE: Central Ohio PlantSwap/Potluck - Sat. May 21 -Thread II

I have potted up two jade plants, lunaria and five rudbeckia laciniatas so far.

Can't Wait!


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RE: Central Ohio PlantSwap/Potluck - Sat. May 21 -Thread II

Well sounds like everyone is on the band wagon with lots of plants, The swap will be a great sucess I am sure as I walk around my yard it's getting hard not to dig up and get ready.

The Golden Rain Trees are coming along great but they are small and only 3 of them. The night blooming jasimine is doing great will have plenty of them. The dappled willows are ready to be potted and looking good, also found some shoots Red twig Dogwood that I will be potting also they look nice. And the list goes on and on.

JoAnn


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RE: Central Ohio PlantSwap/Potluck - Sat. May 21 -Thread II

Mimi: your hose guard sounds really cool! id love to win that as a door prize!

Margie (granny57) does dried flowers and the local craft show circuit. she is quite accomplished at making wreaths and swags etc so whatever she comes up with i am certain will be just perfect for a door prize!

here are the plants i have so far decided on bringing to the swap:

ligularia othello
ligularia Dark Beauty
Ranuculus buttered popcorn
sweet woodruff
japanese anemone september charm
english ivy marie
lysimachia punctata
saponaria oxymoides
yellow flag pseudacorus
alchemilla mollis
chamomile
ajuga repens
ajuga caitlins giant
hosta ventricosa
asarum candensis
crocosmia lucifer
akebia quinatata
miscanthis gracillimus
belamcanda chinensis blackberry lilly
polygonatum variegata solomons seal
artemesia oriental limelight
bronze fennel
italian arum picta
amsonia hubrechtii
sedum variegated aureo marginata (yellow/green)
sedum variegated frosty morn (white/green)
corydalis lutea (yellow)
corydalis ochreleuca (white with green speckles on edges)
vancouveria hexandra

if anyone has any other ligularias other than the rocket (which i already have but is too small to trade) id love to know so i can try to trade for it or perhaps arrange a direct side trade

thanks!

sue
'the one thing all gardeners share in common is a belief in tomorrow'


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RE: Central Ohio PlantSwap/Potluck - Sat. May 21 -Thread II

Hi all,

I just hobbled around the garden (I fell and screwed up my ankle and foot) to see what I could bring. There are so many things I can bring, the only problem is getting the time to dig it all. Here are some of the things I can dig:
Hardy Geraniums
Hosta (alba marginata sp?)
Strawberry plants
Pink sedum
Pink spider wart
Black eyes Susan
Dead nettle
Peonies
Iris (the native one that grows along rivers in Europe. (It's the one the fleur de lay is patterned after. I did a quick search for it and couldnt find its name.)

And of course I thin some of my named daylilies
I don't want to list what I can thin because there is no way I'll manage to get then all divide this year [so, some left for next year : ).]
And, maybe some more daylily seedlings because I have more than I can plant.

By the way--- I checked my rescued irises I got last year, and they look very happy!

Have a great day!
Trish


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RE: Central Ohio PlantSwap/Potluck - Sat. May 21 -Thread II

Hi Linda Hostalavista! We are getting closer! Your Mountain Mint sounds smellerific! I like fragrant plants.

Sunbury Girl...was it you that brought some cherry tomatoes...______ Gold. (can't remember the first name)They were so good - if it's you that brought them. Sounds like you've got some great stuff.

JoAnn...I am intrigued by the nightbloomng jasmine, too. May have to check it out!

Gillispiegardens (sue)...you've got a great list! Lots of goodies.- what fun!! We are going to have a wonderful swap.

Hi Trish...hope that ankles heals up quickly. It's NO FUN to have a bum ankle when it's time to get into the garden!!!!

Here's my list I came up with today. I am sure they'll be more:

Red Husker Penstemon
lychnis snowstar
columbine
jap. anemone robustissima
plox
shasta daisey Becky
white swan aster
tall purple aster (wildflower)
Everyone Iris (flower is purple, white & yelllow)
crainsbill ger. Claridge Druce
Bloody Cranesbill 'Geranium sanguineum'
wildflower crainsbill - geranium maculatum
oatgrass
chives
various daylilies..named and unnamed

Can't wait!

Beverly


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RE: Central Ohio PlantSwap/Potluck - Sat. May 21 -Thread II

Just a shout out to whoever brought the Purple Queen tradescantia last year -- bring some more!

That was fantastic in the baskets on the porch last summer, and I never found it anywhere else all summer.


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RE: Central Ohio PlantSwap/Potluck - Sat. May 21 -Thread II

The cherry tomatoes were SunGold and they are wonderful. I am figuring I'll have some volunteers this year and is so I'll bring the extras. I think I'm bringing one of my friends from work so that makes three.


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RE: Central Ohio PlantSwap/Potluck - Sat. May 21 -Thread II

I have not been on the Gardenweb since the end of March and it sure has grown. I am really getting excited as it finally reached 72 today and I started to pot up. So far I potted up: 17 Oriental Poppies - orange, 11 Columbine - mixed colors, 12 Virginia Bluebells. Still have more items to pot.
I see so many things I want a start of, but the trunk will only hold so many.
Beverly - I found out today that my Garden Club changed the date of our sale to May 19th. Ron said, does that mean we can't go to Columbus. I said, are you kidding, no way are we missing the exchange, Friday dinner at the Skyliner, and Sat dinner at Bev's. Ron, wanted me to tell you he was looking for Murray in the crowd at Augusta today.
Hostalavista - The hosta are just poking through the ground, so will e-mail you when I can tell what to divide.
Mimi - Do we get the garden tour at the same time we tour Beverly's?
Bakemom - The casserole sounds great. We will be disappointed not to have the salad, but this way we get to try another new dish. People have asked for the salad recipe and also what else does this gal make that we can try.
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RE: Central Ohio PlantSwap/Potluck - Sat. May 21 -Thread II

Alison...I got some of that purple tradescantia too. It was great. Hope there's some more this year.

Sunbury Girl...SunGold...that's right. Hope you have some volunteers to bring - that would be fun. (ya never know, though!) Thanks for the info!

Hi Betty!!! ...good to hear from you! Murray didn't go to Augusta this year..didn't win the ticket lottery they have for that tournament. Believe you me...he wishes he was there!! Betty, your list sounds great. I am glad you'll be able to fit in Columbus with your Garden Club sale that week. SO GLAD you're still coming down! We'll have a great weekend.

Folks...Betty and I met at the Gardenweb forum in 1997 or 98 when I was living near Lansing, Michigan. We discovered we lived in the same vacinity and became instint great gardening friends. When Murray and I moved to Ohio - Betty's and My friendship continued with emails, visits when I went back to Michigan and then she and her hubby started coming down for the weekend of the swap several years ago. The moral of this story is ...the Gardenweb is wonderful place to make great friends!!

BTW..we now have some 103 folks interested in coming to the swap.

Enjoy spring...Beverly


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RE: Central Ohio PlantSwap/Potluck - Sat. May 21 -Thread II

Hi Linda (Hostalavista), The koi are up and eating like crazy this weekend. It's so good to finally see them up. And if you can believe it, they are already breeding again. lol. So I have plenty to go around. Did you get my email last week? Just wanted to check and make sure.
Anybody else that's interested, let me know. Thanks, Teresa


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RE: Central Ohio PlantSwap/Potluck - Sat. May 21 -Thread II

Hi everyone! I got an idea and Beverly & I thought that we could run it by all of you.

There are so many plants and other trade items that come every year and this year looks like it will be even bigger. I thought it might be helpful during the swapping process to have the plants and "stuff" divided into general categories. Perhaps, Roses, Iris, Day Lillies, Other Perennials, Climbers, Annuals, Vegetables and Herbs, and Nonplant Items.

Here's how it would work. I would make signs that would sit on the tables and show above the plants. As we all arrive we could put our swaps on the appropriate tables. Do you think that this would be too much to do when we each arrive or would the inconvenience of sorting our own plants be out weighed by the help in locating our "favorites" when choosing time comes?

Of course, the swapping rules will remain the same. You pick as many items as you brought as directed-Round one Pick one etc. Whether you brought plants, ornaments tools, whatever.

We do plan on designating plant and eating tables so that there will be some room left for the people. Let us know what you all think about the sign idea for the swap items.

Thanks!

~~Mimi


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RE: Central Ohio PlantSwap/Potluck - Sat. May 21 -Thread II

Hi Princess Mimi, I'm very new and don't know what to add that may help you, But I think whatever you come up with will be fine with everyone.You've been doing this alot longer then any of us (Especially Me)LOL! so I'm willing to go the extra mile if it helps in any way to make things better and easier for us all. Hope you have fun in the process!!
P.S. I still don't know what a glass totem hose guard is, And I've been looking in the other forums.it sounds very interesting.Is there a place I can go to find out what it is or what they look like?I'm very curious.LOL
Thanks for being patient with me. I sure need all I can get.!!LOL


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RE: Central Ohio PlantSwap/Potluck - Sat. May 21 -Thread II

Mimi & Beverly

Sounds like a great idea, Hope it is not to much work for you to make up those signs, think you need to add groundcovers to that list there are always alot of those available. I will say that last year, it was alot of fun to walk around checking out all the tables and discovering new plants that I had not tried before but by the time the round robin started I forgot where most of them were LOL so this idea might simplify my hunting process.

JoAnn


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RE: Central Ohio PlantSwap/Potluck - Sat. May 21 -Thread II

I think that's a marvelous idea! It would help those folks who are more intent on looking for, say, daylilies...or those who have enough perennials but are looking for some annuals to fill out their beds.

LOVE the idea. :)
Gina


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RE: Central Ohio PlantSwap/Potluck - Sat. May 21 -Thread II

Keep in mind that having to sort the plants into categories will make unloading and setting up more time consuming.

Not that I'm planning on flying in at the last minute as I usually am....


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RE: Central Ohio PlantSwap/Potluck - Sat. May 21 -Thread II

Granny Margie- You're probably aware that a hose gaurd is something that you pound intos the ground at the corners of your beds so that you don't drag the hose over the flowers when watering. I take glass vases, jars, globes etc. and stack them up then glue them together. They are mounted on a copper pipe that's pounded into the ground. You can see lots of totems on the Garden Junk forum. Mine are smaller and kind of "arty". Go figure! That degree in art just pokes it's head up in weird places.

Alison- If you do blow in at the last minute we'll help you to unload and sort. I also figured that I'd put my plants into rough categories when I loaded them up at home making it easy to seperate them upon arrival. But then I am a bit of a compulsive organizer!

JoAnn- You're right about ground covers. You'd think that I'd have thought of that since that's one of the things I'll be looking for!

Keep the comments coming folks!

~~Mimi


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RE: Central Ohio PlantSwap/Potluck - Sat. May 21 -Thread II

Mimi & Beverly,
I think that is a wonderful idea to sort out our own plants and put them on the tables according to the signs. It sure will make it easier to find what you are looking for. I hope they will have enough tables for everything, but it really sounds like fun. I think this exchange is the best I have been to. Betty


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RE: Central Ohio PlantSwap/Potluck - Sat. May 21 -Thread II

Mimi and Bev,
what a great ARTSY IDEA!!!
Putting the plants into catagories!
You could also do Misc. and Woodsy sections too...
I keep thinking of the Jack-in-the-Pulpit plants that I love. And the Trilliums, Wood Poppy, Putty Root! All that kind of stuff, I have just the spot for them in front of my house. We all need to try to preserve nature, can you believe all the homes that are being built? I live in a smaller place than up around Columbus and when I come up that way I am always flabbergasted at the growth!
OK back to the swap! I can hardly wait! I have been potting up for the last couple of days. I still don't have that many potted up, because I get side tracked with the weeds or something that needs moved then I loose my pencil, scissors, cutters, markers, cup I was drinking from, gloves, water can, you name it I loose it! hehe Seems like I make alot of work for myself, sometimes I can't even find the bucket of dirt I was carrying or I misplace the plant I just dug up... You can sure tell I'm organized, can't you?
I thank Bev and Mimi for starting this wonderful trade!
I look forward to it every year.
Alot of hard work on your part! So thank you very much.

And the girls who did the one in the fall last year.
I'm sorry I can't remember who that was, I can see your faces in my mind but can't remember the names.
Please refresh me! I know it's a lot of hard work,
for both trades, do you think you'll do it again this fall??? I hope you do.
I'll be there!!!
Hostalavista Babee


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RE: Central Ohio PlantSwap/Potluck - Sat. May 21 -Thread II

Sounds like I'd better see if we can get more tables for this year. Ususally I request 24...I'll see if we can get more picnic tables!

We thought we'd put signs on some of the tables "reserved for lunch", too. Not everyone brings a chair & it's nice to have a place to sit. Although...the ground is fine, too! (we like earth!!)

I've been digging up plants for the swap...yipppeee!

Can't wait to see you all.

We may need some volunteers to take turns at the sign in table. Perhaps, in 30 minute shifts. All you need to do is show people where to sign in, have them record number of plants & number of nonplant trades, and have them fill out a door prize slip (& point to the door prize table) Would anyone be willing to help with this?

Thanks...Beverly


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RE: Central Ohio PlantSwap/Potluck - Sat. May 21 -Thread II

I've already requested the day before the swap off from work, so -- in theory -- I'll have the car loaded and ready to go the night before.

So, I'll be glad to be sat wherever you need me, to do whatever needs doing!


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RE: Central Ohio PlantSwap/Potluck - Sat. May 21 -Thread II

Count me in to help with whatever I can, Beverly. I had SO much fun at last year's swap but I know it's a ton of work.

I'll be happy to help work the sign-in sheet for a while.
Gina

P.S. Thought you'd like to hear: the toad lily is coming up!!! The toad lily is coming up! I truly thought it was destroyed when the phone man mangled the bed, but apparently it came through unscathed. Wish I could say the same about all of the ferns. :( I don't think a one made it (except for possibly the one that was with the toad lily, but if it's alive it hasn't broken dormancy yet).


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RE: Central Ohio PlantSwap/Potluck - Sat. May 21 -Thread II

I'll be glad to volunteer for a shift tooooo! What a great way to get to know more of you all! Just let me know what time!

Sue
'The one thing all gardeners share in common is a belief in tomorrow'


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RE: Central Ohio PlantSwap/Potluck - Sat. May 21 -Thread II

Thanks!!!! - Alison, Gina & Sue! That will really help.

WOW, Alison..having the car packed the night before. Go girl!

Gina..I am so glad the toadlilies made it through the stampede of the workman last fall. Most of my ferns are still dormant. Don't give up hope, yet. If they don't make it ..I give you some more.

Sue...btw..I love your saying at the end of each posting. We have to believe in tomorrow, indeed.

Enjoy our spring...Beverly


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RE: Central Ohio PlantSwap/Potluck - Sat. May 21 -Thread II

Hey Hostalavista Babee,Are you intrested in Trillium? Or do you have some already? I'm hoping to bring some White Trillium,I'm interested in knowing more about the Putty Root. I've never heard of it. Sounds really different.I'm also hoping to bring some African Blue Basil. It's my favorite of all Basil's. Not only is it Beautiful,It smells heavenly.And it's a culinary Herb.The more sun and the hotter it is the better the Quailty of color and size.
I guess that come's from being an African Plant!!

P.S. Beverly, I'm sure you will have all the help you'll need ,Come the day of the swap. But I will pitch in where ever I am needed.
Everybody sounds anxious!!! Me included!!!


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Anyone interested in lupines? I have dozens and have potted up about 7 so far. They are winter sown and just gorgeous and healthy. So far, they don't mind their roots disturbed. I have no idea what the flower is going to be, but the foliage is LOOKING GOOD!

BTW, I'm bringing biennials and houseplants too for the category sorting. The downside to categories is that I like to see what a


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Hey Beverly, I am more then willing to help out anywhere you need me. I also am bringing a door prize a set of 3 solar powered lights for the garden.

JoAnn


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Thanks Granny and JoAnn for your offer of help. Sounds great!

Bakemom...we aren't going to have that many categories, really. Just general categories. (I'll have to try a lupine - love them)

Thanks everyone!

Beverly


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Just a thought. Does anyone have extra oriental lily bulbs (once planted they tend to make more). I've looked for Silk Road and they are so freak'n expensive that I've never taken the plunge. If anyone has extra bulbs of any kind, I think that would be a popular item. Just my two cents before going on my (woo-hoo!) vacation!!!!!


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Jo Ann: solar powered lights as a door prize??? oh wow how cool! i sure hope i win those! what a great idea!

Beverly: i am glad you like my signature saying. i dont know who wrote it but i just feel that it says it all!!!
how else can you justify buying a pot of asclepsias in april or some virginia bluebells in the summer? my husband thinks i have lost my marbles when i bring home what looks like just a pot of dirt! lol

i just finished potting up 31 plants and i have loads more to go < ohhhhh my aching back!> plus several plants for direct trades too! but you know what? i feel great! i keep thinking of more and more things that someone might enjoy and its a great way to thin out some of my plants! I am really getting excited and it BETTER NOT RAIN THAT DAY either! < giggles >

so Margie and i were thinking about what time we have to get up that morning to get there around 10 and since i live about 1.5 hrs from her and she is closer to columbus than i am i am thinking i will have to get up at the crack of dawn along with the dern roosters!!! < wishing i drank coffee!!!>

Sue
'The one thing all gardeners share in common is a belief in tomorrow'


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RE: Central Ohio PlantSwap/Potluck - Sat. May 21 -Thread II

Solar lights?? - how did I miss saying thanks for that door prize!! So neat!! Thanks, JoAnn!

Have a nice vacation Sunbury Girl!

Thanks for waking up with the roosters gillespiegardens - we are glad you're willing to take the drive.

Well, I've got 21 plants ready, so far. For door prizes I have a new Audubon puzzle of American Goldfinches and purple coneflowers. Also, a set of 4 coffee cups that look like terra cotta pots.

Yes, it's rained the last two years we've done this - it didn't dampen our spirits - just our heads.

Enjoy spring...Beverly


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oh my rain, who cares about that, last year it poured for a time who cares, what great fun it was wet to the bones and found great plants, just dress for it a sweatshirt with a hood will help, but think positive the sun will shine on us this year.

JoAnn


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lets see... books, totem glass hose guard, purple coneflowers, bakers acres gift certificate, dried flowers, bird house, solar lights... wow did i miss any of the offered door prizes? please tell me tell me if i did! sometimes my poor little brain acts like im getting old or something! < smiles > but it all sure sounds like alot of fun.
exactly how do we get registered for these awesome door prizes? < giggles >

hmmmmmm i bet i have something worthwhile around here somewhere as a door prize... < thinking hard >

Sue
"The one thing all gardeners share in common is a belief in tomorrow"


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ooohh and coffee cups as a door prize too! i knew there was something else < giggles >


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