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Plant swap, Hilliard (Columbus) OH, Sept. 18

Posted by MeMyselfAndI 5/6 central OH (My Page) on
Fri, Jun 11, 04 at 9:29

A shelter is available for Sept. 18 at the park in Hilliard (the same park, but a different shelter building as the May 15 swap.) We would be happy to reserve it if people are interested in attending a swap on this day. Anyone who wants to is welcome to attend and bring a friend or two (or several.) There is a playground nearby and kids are welcome, too.

We will try to emulate Bev and Mimi's fantastic example from the last 2 swaps... 'social hour', potluck meal, round-robin swap. The time-frame would be the same, also... 9-noon = people arrive and chat. Noon = time to eat. 1 PM = time to swap. 3 PM = time to leave.

Who's interested?

- Tiffany & Kathy


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RE: Plant swap, Hilliard (Columbus) OH, Sept. 18

I'm still in. Could see that movement to this forum coming. I think you are allowed to put a link on the Ohio Valley Forum to this site. You might want to check with Beverly. It totally confused me last time.

This post is now on my favorites. It sounds like a winner to me.


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RE: Plant swap, Hilliard (Columbus) OH, Sept. 18

I'm also a bit confused about why one can't ask people in the Ohio Valley forum if they're interested in a swap. Sounds like I'm in good company. (smiles) I wasn't actually advertising a swap. I don't think people look in here very often. Am sending Bev an email to ask her how to post in OV forum so people know to come over here and look at the details.

Anyhow...

There is definitely an interest so we are setting this up. The same shelter (as the May 15 swap) is available on this day. Excuse me but I misunderstood what Kathy told me when she called the Hilliard park. So everyone should have no problems finding this swap. This should be great fun, great food, great plants, as usual! We're going to party 'till the break of 3 PM!

Please invite your friends, neighbors, relatives, co-workers, etc... All plant lovers are welcome. With 3 months, there's plenty of time to take cuttings, start seeds, divide big clumps, etc... The emphasis is on perennials but all plants are welcome. Last swap, people also brought some interesting non-plant items for trade, which is a cool way to trade stuff you don't need for plants you want.

If anyone has anything they'd like to donate for a door prize, (plants, garden implements or decorations, books, etc...) that's wonderful!

The swap is free to attend, but any small donations to help cover the cost of the shelter ($30) and the cups, napkins, plates, forks, etc... that we will provide will be generously appreciated.

If you have any questions, please post them here to make sure I see them. I get so much SPAM, I might accidentally delete a personal e-mail.

- Tiffany


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RE: Plant swap, Hilliard (Columbus) OH, Sept. 18

Oh goodie!! I'll let my neighbors know, for sure!!

..Beverly


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RE: Plant swap, Hilliard (Columbus) OH, Sept. 18

Sounds good. I will have to check my calendar. If I am free that weekend, we will be there.
James (and Michelle, and Noah.)


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RE: Plant swap, Hilliard (Columbus) OH, Sept. 18

I'll be there with bells on -- and the trunk full.

I'll probably bring some heuchera, since it's already outgrowing it's little space. I thought I'd strike some more scented gernaium cuttings and try my hand at rose cuttings.

And, by that time of year, I'll have plenty of seeds, too.


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RE: Plant swap, Hilliard (Columbus) OH, Sept. 18

Hi Tiffany and Kathy..I've emailed some friends about the swap. I've told them to check out the get-togethers forum here for all the news and info.

The question about where to post all this... It's against the rules to "talk plant trading" in the discussion forums. One could post all this swap information in the OV exchange area...that would be fine. In fact, I tried that last spring - but, my friend from Michigan couldn't post there because she's not in the OV. So, I moved the whole discussion to the Get-togethers forum. That's the scoop.

I am already figuring out plants to bring.

..Beverly


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RE: Plant swap, Hilliard (Columbus) OH, Sept. 18

Beverly made sure to tell her neighbor/partner in crime! Incase you didn't get my message from the Ohio Valley forum...I'LL BE THERE!!!!!!!!! Whoopee! I can go my first swap that I will have no responsibility for! Sounds like a party to me!!!

Can't wait to see everyone again!

Mimi


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RE: Plant swap, Hilliard (Columbus) OH, Sept. 18

My next door neighbor, Mary, said she's coming with lots of iris.

...Beverly


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RE: Plant swap, Hilliard (Columbus) OH, Sept. 18

Hi - I'm a new member of this forum and was wondering how a swap works? I've gotten into vegetable and flower gardening in earnest this year and am trying to learn as much as possible about what, when and where to plant - especially when it comes to a vegetable garden.

So, how does the swap work?

PS - I live in the Columbus area.

Kris


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RE: Plant swap, Hilliard (Columbus) OH, Sept. 18

Pilfered from Bev's instructions for the spring swap.....

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

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.


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RE: Plant swap, Hilliard (Columbus) OH, Sept. 18

Well pasted, Alison. Thanks!!


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RE: Plant swap, Hilliard (Columbus) OH, Sept. 18

Sounds good to us, however Beverly has alerted us to the swap. We are not sure but trying to make arrangements. We sure have had great vists the last two times. Not sure what needs to be divided. Thanks. Betty


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RE: Plant swap, Hilliard (Columbus) OH, Sept. 18

Hmmmm. I'm already looking at some daylilies and Iris that need dividing. I have some hosta and some other extras too. I bet the list grows and grows just like the garden!

Hey Alison. Did you say scented geranium? I missed those in May. OOOOOh Boy! maybe I'll get some this time!

Mimi


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RE: Plant swap, Hilliard (Columbus) OH, Sept. 18

When reading Mimi's note to Alison above I could not resist writing this note. We got three scented geraniums from Alison in May to put in the Demo Garden at the Garden Project. People love to smell them and the little kids are cute with the replies. One little girl asked me if I put "phume" on the plant.I told her no, they just smell like that all the time. She told her Mother, we should have some. Thanks Alison they are great in the garden. Betty


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RE: Plant swap, Hilliard (Columbus) OH, Sept. 18

Yay for the scented gernaiums! They are too fabulous for words! (And I've already taken cuttings of the "spanish lavender", "old spice" and apple varieties for the fall, as well as the usual suspects...)

I think I've told most of the you about the response to the Lemon Rober geranium. First time I smelled it, I immediately flashed on my gramacita, who taught me about herbs and gardening. I don't recall that she ever had scented gernaiums, but -- with every sniff -- there she is in my mind.

But it's not just me. I tried it out on my siblings, a cousin or two, asked them; what does this scent make you think of? All of them said our grandmother. Even my father, who can't smell anything but marijuana -- said it smelled like his mother. Something that evocative cannot be denied -- I must always grow this!

(My third year plant is in the ground and is about 2' around. Such cuttings I will have!)


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RE: Plant swap, Hilliard (Columbus) OH, Sept. 18

Ok, I need to be educated on this plant. I have bought it and grown it in the past and it died and there we go. I love it and would love to learn how to work with it.

Oh yes, Ohio State is away at North Carolina State. Now there is no chance I will be missing this (although I would have traded away my tickets). Am I the only person concerned with this? We might have buckeyes made (several hundred) made by this swap. yum yum.


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RE: Plant swap, Hilliard (Columbus) OH, Sept. 18

I've gotten a lot of responses to this swap. Sounds like it will be a pretty big crowd. I'm psyched!

I've already taken some cuttings of several Sedums, have daylilies a'plenty, and several clumps of daisies that have gotten way too big. I'm also bringing some coleus, coneflowers, purple bearded iris, butterfly bushes, and other stuff I can't remember right now.

Glad to hear this will fit with people's football schedules. What time does the game start? I'd be happy to bring a little TV (weather permitting) so people don't miss anything important. LOL!


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RE: Plant swap, Hilliard (Columbus) OH, Sept. 18

Oooh! Butterfly bushes!! I'll have to make sure I'm standing near one of those. :)

Count me in. This fall I may actually have some things that can be divided, or some cuttings rooted and ready to go. Other garden items are appropriate as well, right? I make copper plant markers and may bring some in lieu of having lots of plants.....

Looking forward to it!!!
Gina


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RE: Plant swap, Hilliard (Columbus) OH, Sept. 18

Looks like my herb garden at work may be facing construction demolition, so I may have some pretty hefty sized plants in need of a good home!


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RE: Plant swap, Hilliard (Columbus) OH, Sept. 18

Alison..oh no...sorry to hear about your herb garden. Is the city or the landlord causing you to take out your garden?

I know that I'll be bringing some Stella D'ora daylilies, some dark pink hedge rose starts, and ostrich ferns - so far.

Alison..how do you suggest keeping any scented geranium starts over the winter? What's the best way?

Gettin' excited.

...Beverly


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RE: Plant swap, Hilliard (Columbus) OH, Sept. 18

Actually, it's the school district. They're putting in another building on the Ft. Hayes campus, and while my garden isn't in the direct path of the new building, it will be in between two buildings, and I'm sure they will tear up and re-do the existing hardscape and landscape.

I'm not tearing anything out until I know for sure, but if the garden is targeted I will have a huge St. John's Wort, Scotch broom, boxwood, lavender,strawberries, dozens of iris, blackberry lilies, a New Dawn rose and a large ornamental pear (if I can figure out how to uproot it gently) that will need new homes!

Bev, I just put the scented geraniums in a sunny window for the window. (Or I farm them out to friends who have sunnier windows.) I don't fertilize them in the winter, but I do keep them watered. They get a bit etiolated, so in the spring I cut them way back, give them a big boost of fertilizer or fish emulsion and let them go to town.

This summer I have my usual favorites, Rose, Rober's Lemon Rose and Chocolate; and have added a few more; apple, lime, Pheasant's Foot, Old Spice and Spanish lavender. I know I want to keep the apple and lime over the winter -- I'm going to need to cultivate more friends with sunny windows!


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RE: Plant swap, Hilliard (Columbus) OH, Sept. 18

Alison--am I reading correctly that you work on the Ft. Hayes campus? I drive through there frequently (shhh...don't tell!) to gawk at all of the barracks and other great historic buildings. In fact, I thought about doing a market analysis/feasibility rehab study for my upcoming master's thesis, but figured it'd be a little more than I was willing to bite off. Maybe for the Ph.D. ;)

If I had nice sunny windows I'd be happy to help out....unfortunately my only sunny window is sacrificed to our kitties.

gina


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RE: Plant swap, Hilliard (Columbus) OH, Sept. 18

Yep, I'm on Ft. Hayes. The district bought much of the campus years ago, and at one point there were plans to move the administrative building from State St. to Ft. Hayes. They did move one department, but they didn't like it, so the buildings have simply been falling apart in recent years.

However the first phase of the district's rebuilding plan has them renovating two of the buildings; the Company A and Company C quarters, for part of the high school, and the school is also working on the old Drill Hall, hoping to turn it into a performance space. All three are beautiful buildings which heartily deserve a new life.

Unfortunately, my herb garden will probably be sacrificed for the Arts Impact middle school, which according to the drawings will be a rather blah modern building.

Still, it's a gorgeous campus, especially in the fall when the trees surrounding the old parade ground start to turn colors. All this and only 2 miles from the center of downtown!


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RE: Plant swap, Hilliard (Columbus) OH, Sept. 18

Karen and I are going to try to come. As last time, I bring some plants, she brings wonderful food. Put us together and we make a real big swap person!

Nancy


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RE: Plant swap, Hilliard (Columbus) OH, Sept. 18

Are people bringing seeds? Tiffany - should I bring seeds to give away or trade. How are you working it with seeds?

I'll have some Ice Ballet Butterfly weed, Soulmate Butterfly weed, milkweed, and others.

...Beverly


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RE: Plant swap, Hilliard (Columbus) OH, Sept. 18

We are excited because we just made our reservations for Columbus, OH Plant Swap.
Right now we have the following in a holding bed for the swap.
Celandine Poppy
Hosta
Columbine
Lupine
Can't wait for Sept 18th.
Betty


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RE: Plant swap, Hilliard (Columbus) OH, Sept. 18

Yay! Betty and Ron are coming from Michigan. Hip hip hooray!!

...Beverly


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RE: Plant swap, Hilliard (Columbus) OH, Sept. 18

I'm starting to pot things up and also have tons of seeds. I should be done trading by then, so I will have packs that need homes. Would this work?

I've potted Rudbeckia laciniata and Heliopsis Loraine Sunshine. I have also started some perennials from seed.

whoooo hoooo


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RE: Plant swap, Hilliard (Columbus) OH, Sept. 18

I know I'd be interested in some seeds as trades, I'm sure many people would. Go for it. THAT's an easy hole to dig!


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RE: Plant swap, Hilliard (Columbus) OH, Sept. 18

Hi everyone, my name is Lori, and I am a newbie to this forum. I have always wanted to go to a plant exchange, it sounds like a really neat idea. How do you know how many plants to bring? Do you take the same amount home as you bring, or does everyone leave with the same amount?
I would love to attend if I can get a garden buddy to come with me. I live in Toledo, and would hate to make the drive alone. It's sounds like it would be a lot of fun. Is there anyone in the Toledo area planning on going?
I have several things I could bring to trade. Hibiscus seedlings (mixed colors), Spring blooming Anemones (white), a lovely dark burgundy/red daisy type Mum, Balloon flowers, white double Feverfew, a chartruese colored Hosta, a fuchsia colored Monarda, and probably many more that I am not remembering sitting here at the computer!
Does anyone have directions or the address of the shelter so I can put it into mapquest?


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RE: Plant swap, Hilliard (Columbus) OH, Sept. 18

Lori...here's some helpful information:

Hilliard Municipal Park can be found by getting into Columbus, then go to the outerbelt, I-270, and getting off at Cemetery Road Exit. Go west (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 right 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 Shaver Medical Center. 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 or mapquest, click on maps,& click on driving directions. Then put in your address and Cherry Tree Drive (it's former name), Hilliard, Oh for precise directions. - the MAP will say Cherry Tree Drive - but, the ACTUAL STREET SIGN says Veterans Memorial Drive. It street name was changed and the map programs don't have the new name yet (It's been over THREE years now...but, the map websites still don't have the right name - go figure!!!)

Hope this helps...Beverly


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RE: Plant swap, Hilliard (Columbus) OH, Sept. 18

I everyone!
I'm going to try to come too!
I love these plant exchanges, meeting new people, and some I feel like I know, I'll post later what I will have.
I can hardly wait either!!!!
linda


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RE: Plant swap, Hilliard (Columbus) OH, Sept. 18

Yippee! I get to come too. So far I plan to bring hosta, salvia, dwarf bearded iris, calamintha, and lamium. This sounds like loads of fun.


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RE: Plant swap, Hilliard (Columbus) OH, Sept. 18

Hi Linda (hostalavista) ...did you see that Betty and Ron are coming? Isn't it great - I know they'll bring hosta!

...Beverly


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RE: Plant swap, Hilliard (Columbus) OH, Sept. 18

Thanks for the info Beverly. I just hope I can talk someone into making the drive with me. I would really like to go. It sounds like it will really be fun.


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RE: Plant swap, Hilliard (Columbus) OH, Sept. 18

Can't wait for the swap - count me in! I haven't been able to make it to the last 2 so this time I am determined to make it. I have several things to bring including: purple coneflower, Black eyed susan, heliopsis Loraine Sunshine, Balloon Flower, coreopsis grandiflora, knautia, lambs ear (Big Ears) and probably monarda Marshall's Delight, and Dragon's Blood sedum. I guess I should start digging!


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RE: Plant swap, Hilliard (Columbus) OH, Sept. 18

Hey Beverly,

Yes Betty and I have mailed each other and are trying to get a list of hosta's that we want to exchange, sounds like hers and mine did well for both of us. Even better than some places you buy from.
It's so nice to meet someone that you can trade with and you share the same interest of plants.
Every day I see something else that I need to pot up, things that have out grown there boundarys!

Will be fun to see all. Linda


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RE: Plant swap, Hilliard (Columbus) OH, Sept. 18

Ok, sounds like we're getting the plant thing nailed down, now how about FOOD?


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RE: Plant swap, Hilliard (Columbus) OH, Sept. 18

Are you kiddin' me Karen?! I thought I was told that I would not be allowed to come unless I made Cavatini! I'm not worried. Everyone seems to cook as well as they garden so I expect to come home with both the van and my tummy stuffed!

Mimi


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RE: Plant swap, Hilliard (Columbus) OH, Sept. 18

Mimi -- you know it's not that you have to travel with cavatini to all major functions? But...it's a nice touch!


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RE: Plant swap, Hilliard (Columbus) OH, Sept. 18

Alison, I beg to differ. I have had her cavatini and it's now a MUST-HAVE! Seriously, Mimi, pressure is off, but you are a wonderful cook and I want to send you my compliments.

I was thinking about two different receipes that I actually have located: An apple, walnut, feta cheese salad with baked walnuts in a sweet coating - OR texas caviar - tiny chopped everything with chips. Boy is that good stuff.
Or perhaps a crock pot full of nice meatballs in a fun sauce?


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RE: Plant swap, Hilliard (Columbus) OH, Sept. 18

Hi all,

I've decided I better come or I'll be very sorry. I'll bring some daylilies and maybe some hostas. As to food, I can't say yet.

Trish


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RE: Plant swap, Hilliard (Columbus) OH, Sept. 18

Yippee...Trish is coming. Folks, I've been to her gardens. Her daylilies are BEAUTIFUL. (all her gardens are great) I am glad you're going to come, Trish!

...Beverly


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RE: Plant swap, Hilliard (Columbus) OH, Sept. 18

Bakemom,
That salad sounds great.

I don't know what food we will bring. For plant trades, we will probably bring some daylillies, japanese painted ferns, trumpet vines, plus whatever is ready to divide and I have time to dig up. My parents just moved to Bucyrus, from Indiana, so my mom might come down to get some plants for their new house. We are looking forward to seeing everone again, and meeting some new people.
James


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RE: Plant swap, Hilliard (Columbus) OH, Sept. 18

I'll probably bring some southwest rollups. They're a favorite at the potlucks I go to at the office. When do you all start potting up your plants? How do you usually label them (what kind of tags) and is a quart size container an acceptable size or do people usually bring larger divisions?


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RE: Plant swap, Hilliard (Columbus) OH, Sept. 18

Hey Everyone!

I'm starting to get fired up! I have several starts of "Settimo" sedum potted up already and will be bringing some day lillies and other plants that I will get ready too.

Are any of you aout there "garden junkers" too? I have 6 wire baskets for hanging (the kind you use the fiber liners with), a hose, some weed barrier fabric and the coolest little red wagon that would be fabulous planted up. I can't use (fit!) them in my gardens but I hope that some one else might want them.

Garden girl! I can't wait to get some of your rollups. In answer to your questions.......We start potting befor the swap begins. That means that some folks are already potted and ready to go, while others will wait until the day before and stay up potting by street light. There will even be folks who bring things in chunks in plastic grocery sacks. Tags vary. I use jumbo craft sticks (big popcicle sticks) and a Sharpie. Others use cut up miniblind slats, printed sticky tags, writing directly on the pot, plastic picnic forks and anything else they can dream up to lable their offerings. I like to put the name of the plant in latin if I know it and the common name. I use symbols like the ones you see on the tags in the garden centers to indicate height, spacing, sun/shade, etc. Some folks are less specific. You can usually find out what you need to know about any given plant from some one there before the swapping begins. You can decide for yourself what size divisions to bring. i like to think about what size I'd like to recieve and if possible bring mine like that. Naturally, some things will be smaller than others. My Prarie Coneflowers will be small since this is their first year. They will be larger and blooming next summer.

I hope that answers your questions. If not others can chime in!

I do have to tell you that my favorite day lilly so far is one I got two years ago at the first swap. It was simply labled, "mystery Lilly". It's gorgeous and blooms nonstop from June through August. That's part of the fun of swapping!

I can't wait to see everyone! (Especially to see how Noah likes kindergarten!)

I might not bring Cavatini. WAIT! before the whining begins...I think I'll bring another Italiln dish I concocted. It has tortellini, tomatoes (from plants form the spring swap), onions, olives and what ever else stikes my fancy. It has gotten good reviews so far. Perhaps I'll have to take a poll on what to name it!

What's everyone else up to?

Keep us posted!

Mimi


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RE: Plant swap, Hilliard (Columbus) OH, Sept. 18

I won't whine, just send more compliments to Chef Mimi! It took me several days to finally post as my computer was riddled with spyware and adaware wasn't catching all of it. I couldn't post or access Garden Web half the time.

Here's the containers I have set aside for the swap. Some things are for my gardens, but most are for the swap and there are a few more to come. Basically, I had sprouts finished this last week. They now get to continue to grow and green up. Their root systems are going gangbusters. Some are divisions and some are volunteers. They have another month to go in morning sun now. They spent the first few weeks in dappled shade.

It looks like I have 60 containers to bring and I only imagine bring back 10 at the most, so no big deal. I will have a ton of seeds as well, although I am packing newbie envelopes as fast as I can.


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RE: Plant swap, Hilliard (Columbus) OH, Sept. 18

Hosta.... Hooooo
I'm gettin excited about the swap too!
Bakemom's plants look good and I still don't know what I'm bringing, but I got stuffffff!!!!
Mimi, I like the sound of the wagon!
I'm a wagon person at heart! I'll trade ya!!!!!
I gotta get my stuff ready for this and put it in a special place so i know and remember what I have for it!
Anyone got any special Hosta's? I'll trade ya!
Betty and I are doing that, Were Tradin''....
I like the daylilys, too! I'll trade ya!!!!
The Sedums tooo.... I'll trade ya!!!!
Oh My the Glass Stuff Toooooo..... I'll trade ya!!!!!!!
Wait a minute, I think I like it alllllll..... I want it alllll....
Don't know what I'm bringing for food either.

I need some help, I know I'm not right but that's not the kind of help I need.
I'm president of our garden club and I need some ideas to perk it up a little bit...
Got any suggestions?
What do you do at your meetings?
This next one I'm giving a short talk on WEEDS!
A friend is helping me, neither one of us like to be up in front of people but I told her we would do it like a conversation. wouldn't be so bad but we are hosting other garden clubs....
But I just need some ideas for our meetings to make it more fun.......
I'd love to hear from all of you, you could just mail me directly if you want!!!! Thanks Linda


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RE: Plant swap, Hilliard (Columbus) OH, Sept. 18

WOWSER - Bakemom...you are really gettin' it going with all those seedlings. Whatcha got growing there? (I suspect some are sea holly seedlings)

You're crackin' me up, Hostalavista!! It's fun to have so many great things upcoming at the swap, indeed!! As for the gardenclub doin's. The Hilliard Garden Club has a guest speaker every month - local daylily or hosta growers, someone on bonsai, someone on water gardening. Sometimes they get speakers at the yearly Columbus Home and Garden show. Often, people from the group will talk about an area they feel they've go alot to share about. In the summer we meet at member's home (take turns) - that way you get a peek at other's gardens. Have fun!!

I know I am bringing some: Stell'a D'ora daylily, Black eyed Stellas, ostrich ferns, herby (herbstone rudebeckia,) seeds and much more. I need to get busy & start digging.

As for food...I might make a chinese peanut/sesame cold noodle salad or sweet & sour cukes and onions.

I am bringing a door prize - (no not a teacup birdfeeder/candleholder again) I am going to plant up a tin container with hens and chicks and different sedum. Kinda rock gardeny.

Carry on....Beverly


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RE: Plant swap, Hilliard (Columbus) OH, Sept. 18

Oh yeah! I almost for forgot, I'm bringing an old window that I etched the glass on for a door prize. Hostalavista you make me smile!

I better go dig. The baby is sleeping!

Mimi


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RE: Plant swap, Hilliard (Columbus) OH, Sept. 18

Mimi, you're taking me back to the days my children were young - looking forward to the nap time in order to get things done (or nap myself). he he.

Beverly, sea holly? You bet! I have a ton planted out in the beds and potted up some for the swap AND have several more containers germinating. Sea holly for everyone!!!!!!


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RE: Plant swap, Hilliard (Columbus) OH, Sept. 18

Hey folks!

I have told several folks who posted requests for plants on Free Cycle about the swap. One has checked out this thread and hopes to come. She'll RSVP whem she becomes certain.

Sam, the baby seems to have a three pot limit. I can pot up three items and then he starts screaming! Poor Beverly may be deaf before the swap.

Happy Gardening!

Mimi


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RE: Plant swap, Hilliard (Columbus) OH, Sept. 18

Well, I haven't gotten anything dug up yet, but I realize I have several nice daylilies that need dividing. Someone contacted me and asked if I was bringing the daylily, Strawberry Candy. Since then, I realized I have some to spare, so I will bring a little of it for sure. I think I'll bring a meat platter if that's ok.

I told a friend about this swap and she is going to come and bring daylilies too. Also, she is going to make home-made bread as her food donation.


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Mimi...you made me laugh. That Sam boy - he just wants his sweet Mamma (or one of his 4 brothers) to hold him and give him some cuddles. He doesn't hollar that much!! I've got to get busy and do some potting too. Probably next week.

Hey Trish...so glad you and your friend are coming to the swap.

later...BEverly


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I'm bringing a big rose (Madame Isaac Pereire), purple coneflower, hosta, black eyed susan, thyme, Blue Hill and May Night salvia, yellow daylilies with red eyes, Pearl achillea and...? whatever else I can dig up. Plants on my want list are Becky daisies, oriental lilies and daylilies (new bed). Would you like a giant Aloe plant or a garden seat with storage for one of the door prizes? Let me know.

Karen's bringing heap good food and has caught the perennial bug after years of annuals. Should be fun! Can't wait!


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I'm getting excited! I have a couple of biggish things I know I'll be bringing; a small leaf lilac, a NOID-but-pretty dwarf daylily, purple palace heuchera, maybe some more hosta and lilies of the valley.

I struck a bunch of scented geranium cuttings yesterday; rose, lemon Rober, apple, chocolate, and Pheasant's Foot, and I'll be bringing a couple of bigger ones. And I'm starting to pot up some different kinds of mint, so they'll be nice and juicy by swap time.

Still haven't given any thought to what food I'll bring. considering what our weather has been likely for most of this summer, perhaps a pot of hot mulled cider!


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Hi, I've been watching for a good swap, and this sounds great!

I'm interested in hostas, daylilies, heuchera, etc, but what I have to offer up are tender perennials and tropicals. Is there usually any interest in these?

(and how do you post a picture?)

Thanks,
Charlie


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RE: Plant swap, Hilliard (Columbus) OH, Sept. 18

Ooo, Alison, hot mulled cider sounds good. Remember when we had the swap in the fall a few years ago - it was 82 degrees that day. Who knows this year if it will be a hot mulled cider day or a lemonade day!

Charlie, you can bring tropicals and tender perennials if they are marked very plainly that they won't overwinter outside. People have brought houseplants in the past and such. Last spring someone brought 6 huge pots of bromileads.

Join in the fun!

...Beverly


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RE: Plant swap, Hilliard (Columbus) OH, Sept. 18

Trish I e-mailed someone about Strawberry Candy Daylily trading for hostas. I have not heard back and do not know if it was you or not. I would like to trade for that daylily. We just redone the mini hosta garden and hubby said get rid of some because I think I broke my back. Hostalavista, we have not settled on the trade yet, but I have some mini ones now to add to the list. We are slowing running out of room. I know there will be some mini's in what I we bring. Cannot wait for the 18th to come.
Beverly the walk through the garden went well. Went are you coming to MI? Betty


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Hi Betty...Can't wait to see you again!! We'll be coming to Michigan later in fall. (email coming!) Boy, I am getting excited about the swap, too!!

...Beverly


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Hi folks!

Oy vey! This damp weather is eally taking it's toll. Last week I potted up three rambling roses for the swap and they now have dust mildew! What's a girl to do? Oh well. I'm sure something will stay healthy enough to go swapping!

Mimi


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I hear ya Mimi. I can't believe I'm complaining about rain in August, but it's really taking a toll. I'm cutting down and destroying as fast as I can.


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RE: Plant swap, Hilliard (Columbus) OH, Sept. 18

Charlie,

I usually do impatiens, New Guinea impatiens, and coleus cuttings. I take the cuttings in the fall and try and keep them going until its warm enough to put them out. I am also a big fan of tropical bulbs. Seems like the theme is perennial plants and bulbs, but I wouldn't mind if there were some tropical stuff. I am in love with Hippeastrums, Crinums and Clivia. I ditched some of my extra houseplants at the spring swap. They were this close to being compost.


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RE: Plant swap, Hilliard (Columbus) OH, Sept. 18

I keep looking for some RSVP's from some folks that I met from Freecycle. Two have said that they are coming. I sent them here but... If you ladies are lurking, please post. We won't bite!

Mimi


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RE: Plant swap, Hilliard (Columbus) OH, Sept. 18

Mimi,
As promised, and a little late, I'd like to RSVP. Thanks a lot for the freecycle tip. My friend will probably come along so RSVP for her too. I've got Potato Vine, Chamomile, and some Sedum starts. Still diggin.
Suzi


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RE: Plant swap, Hilliard (Columbus) OH, Sept. 18

Cool! Can't wait to meet you Suzi!

I potted up several pink/lavender Cranesbill geraniums and prarie coneflowers this week. I will be digging up more stuff as I "rearrange the furniture". Some things just didn't look as good as I thought they would. Time to move them!

Beverly's DH, Jim, has been asking me what I'm bringing to eat. I told him it would be good, hot, and in the roaster!

Happy digging!
Mimi


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We have some wet weather this week and I think Mimi has the right idea. It's time to move and divide some things. The best laid plans . . . .

I'm looking for some ferns and hostas to re-plant a bed that I thought got more sun than it did. Turned out I had a ton of floppers. I keep forgetting that shade trees grow . . . .


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RE: Plant swap, Hilliard (Columbus) OH, Sept. 18

Yes indeed...I've been diggin' alot while the diggin's good! I've got several kinds of heuchera, chelone, different crainsbill, ferns, daylilies, and more. I am getting excited!

I am really enjoying the tomatos now...from all the plants I got at the spring swap. Yum!

...Beverly


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RE: Plant swap, Hilliard (Columbus) OH, Sept. 18

OMG!!! I have done a test run on the salad I planned on bringing and it's FABULOUS. Get this: two kinds of apples chopped, feta cheese, then walnuts that I glaze in sugar and pepper, red leaf and romaine lettuce and then this wonderful vinagrette. This is a MUST BRING!

It's supposed to be a killer salad and IT IS! WOW! I'm going to make a huge bowl - all the wonderful tastes of fall. KEWL. My three teens are scarfing.

It's so robust, it's nearly a meal! OK, great plants, great food! I am ready!


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FERNS!!! I love ferns. On another note looks like the Sept 12 Cinci swap is going to be a real bust but I'll head down anyway. At least I have something to look forward to on the 18th.


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Bolecke, I am insulted that you think our Cincinnati swap might be "a bust.." Just the fact that you are going to get to meet me and I am going to get to meet you means it will not be a bust.

Seriously folks, some of you must be close enough to come to this swap also. You do not have to bring everything you have. The 12th swap can be a warm-up for the 18th. While you are in the area, you could shop a couple of the fabulous growers where there are fall sales--yes, they are open on Sun. and near the expressways.

I cannot come to the Hilliard swap because I am belong to a garden-related group meeting on the same date, so I hope to see some of you this Sunday. Details on the Ohio Valley forum.

Peg aka gentlegardener

P.S. I will be revising my exchange lists later today after some serious sale shopping this week.


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RE: Plant swap, Hilliard (Columbus) OH, Sept. 18

My (our) good friend, Mimi, has the nose of a bloodhound when it comes to freebie plants and "stuff" for the garden. There's a old, old homesight in Hilliard that's been sold to a developers. Thank goodness the people are taking some of the buildings. Plus, leaving the almost 200 year old outbuilding. (with the agreement to NOT level it)

Anyway, Mimi got permission (had to sign an injury waiver) from the owner and builder to take the plants and bricks that they didn't want. I went with her today and we gathered up 13 plastic grocery bags of iris, some hosta, daylilies and more. I know that they'll be iris and hostas for sure to bring to the swap - even after we distruted them to friends, neighbors and family members

It was a sucessful search and rescue mission today. It was lots of fun. Wouldn't want those plants to be bulldozed under and the antique bricks to go into a landfill.

See you all soon.

Yippeeee.......Beverly


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It was great to have a buddy who could share/help with the search and rescue today! Not everyone understands how you simply can't let perfectly good flowers get buried! I'm sure you all can sympathize.

See you Saturday!
Mimi


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Great job! I salute you both! What are they going to do with the property?

Hey it appears we might be in for rain Saturday. At first I was disappointed, but then I remembered: these folks are gardeners, it will be perfect either way.


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RE: Plant swap, Hilliard (Columbus) OH, Sept. 18

That is just way tooo cool!! Mark them so we know which ones they are. I'd like to preserve a little of Hilliard's history in my yard. :~)

I'm bringing some sedum (autumn Joy), Japanese Iris and daylilies. (Tangerine Horses, Roses in Snow, Gold Mist Red,
Strawberry Candy and I think something else I can't think of right now.)


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I was not sure I could make it, but my daughter talked me into it. I did not feel like digging but she said she would do that and I may find some glass flowers.


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WAAAAAAAAH! I'm not going to be able to come! I have to work. :(

But you can bet that I'll be ready for the spring swap next year. This year I'm WSing, so I'll have LOTS to bring!!

I know you will all have the best time. The spring swap was my first and I was amazed at the generosity and fun personalities that abounded!!!

Tell me all about it when it's over...I can live vicariously!
Gina


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Unfortunately, we aren't going to make it to the swap. I am between jobs right now, and we just can't swing a trip into Columbus right now. I hope everyone has a good time. We'll see you in the spring.
James


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Boo hoo, James & Gina can't make it.(James, sure hope a job you'll like comes your way quickly!!!!) Well, Mimi & I will do a swap in May again. We'll count on seeing you then.

So glad you can make it, Shadowgarden!!

Yes, Trish...we'll mark the Hilliard iris from the old homestead. Actually, don't know if the iris are oldies...but, the property is!!

Bakemom...they are going to put in a small subdivision on the land, of course.

I think I am done diggin' for now.

Thanks again to Tiffany & Kathy for doing this swap!!!

...Beverly


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Wah! I'm going to miss James and family and our new friend Gina too! I'll put in a prayer for you to find a job quickly James!

Tiffany and Kathy: My friend Liegh Ann is planning to come. Her email is being strange but I'm RSVPing for her. Also, my friend Kelly is planning to come too. She hasn't been able to make it to the spring swap because of schedule conflicts so I hope that her four munchkins allow her to come. ALSO, would you like me to post my swap signs at the park and the 5 way intersection? They are hanging in my garage. Let me know.

I'm excited! I have to put tags on some of my plants. Others are still in the ground! I'm not too worried because those ones are the things that will be big clumps that are going into grocery sacks. Wooooo! Hoooooo!

~~Mimi~~


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I'm really, really getting excited!!!!!
Trish, I love the names of your daylilies that your bringing, I hope I get some!!
Gina, I'm sorry you have to work, but, we'll let you know all about it....
James, sorry you and family aren't coming too! Darn, you will be missed!
And thanks to Tiffany and Kathy for doing this swap, and uh, by the way, there's another person coming, Dave wanted another Mimosa tree so I asked if he was coming to the swap and he said, 'Thanks for the heads up on the swap.' So you better count a couple more!! Yee Haa, the more the merrier!!!
I'm bringing some bittersweet starts, anyone interested?
Hostalavista Baby!!! Linda


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I have just glazed the walnuts for my salad and am preparing the ingredients for the homemade salad dressing.

I'm going to try and get out and dig some special requests and some daylilies. The winter sowing newbies are snarfing up most of my seeds, but hopefully I will have some for the taking.


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RE: Plant swap, Hilliard (Columbus) OH, Sept. 18

Oh Yum, Bakemom! I cant' wait to taste this.

...Last night I picked oodles of different cherry tomatoes to add to my cuke & sweet onion- sweet & sour salad. This is my Granda Frieda's recipe of sorts - only I use red vinegar. I don't think she ever put cherry tomatoes in hers. This old-fashioned dish is the one I always have to take to the family reunions - or I am drummed out of the family. Isn't it fun to carry on traditions. Actually, I am more of a spicy japanese cold noodle peanut salad kind of a person, too.

I may dig up a few more things in the AM if it's not too wet. I am anxiously waiting to hear from my Michigan friends, Betty & Ron. What a wonderful excuse for a "road trip" and get together.

Hostalavista...is bittersweet invaisive?? I know it's beautiful and the birdies love the berries.

...Beverly


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It sounds so exciting and would love to go :)...but I can't,(I don't trust my vehicle):( ...would love to meet you all...But I'll just settle for seeing GWs site for now Hope you all have a great time and looking forward to read on how it went...:)


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Coolness!

I'll be coming with two, possibly 3 friends. Several less plants than this spring, but still plenty to share.

And ginger beans to eat! (I'm looking forward to the food about as much as the plants.)

I'm not sure I believe it, looking at this grey, grey sky, but the forecast calls for mostly sunny skies and low-70's tomorrow. Too perfect to pan out, but I'm crossing my fingers....


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Boy am I ever getting hungry! The tortellini and fresh tomato and.....is in the fridge. I'll put it in the roaster and it'll be hot for lunch. Come hungry! I'm Italian and made enough to feed an army!

Plants, Garden stuff and food are ready. See you all in the morning!!!!

~~Mimi~~


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Well Bev,
I've heard Bittersweet is invasive but not for me, I have it on a fence line and it stays there.
I just hope I can sleep tonight!!!!!!! linda


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Well I just wanted to say thanks! Great time and the bees kept us hoppin'. I'm particularly pleased to get more knautia, cimcifuga, anemone and other dainties. I tried to winter sow celandine poppy last year and it failed to germinate, so I was particularly happy to get those.

Here's the saled:

Apple-Feta Tossed Salad

2T margerine
1 cup walnut halves
1 T. Sugar
1/8 tsp. pepper
5 cups torn romaine
5 cups torn red leaf lettuce
1 green and 1 red apple - chopped (toss in lemon juice)
1 cup feta cheese
Dressing:
6 T. olive oil
2 T. white wine vinegar
2 T. chopped onion
1 1/2 tsp. Dijon mustart
2 chopped garlic cloves
1/2 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp. dried oregano
1/8 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp dried parsley flakes
1/8 tsp. pepper

In skiller, melt margerine over medium heat. Add the walnuts, sprinkle with sugar and pepper. Stir to coat and bake on a cookie sheet at 350 for 15 minutes. Stir every five minutes and remove from sheet to cool.

In a large bowl, combine lettuces, apples and feta cheese. Combine the dressing ingredients and blend. Drizzle over salad and toss to coat. Top with sugared walnuts

12 servings - I doubled for the swap.


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RE: Plant swap, Hilliard (Columbus) OH, Sept. 18

A big thank you to Tiffany & Kathy for hosting the swap this fall! I know you can't read this now because your computer is down...but, when you're back online.. please know we had a GREAT time.

I got wonderful goodies, indeed...mostly daylilies, iris & sedum and..... lots more.

Bakemom...Thanks for the recipe. Your salad was great. In fact, truth be known - I think gardeners are good cooks, indeed.

What terrific plants people brought! And those tomatoes at the end - it was wonderful to see all those different kinds. I can't wait to try the ones I brought home.

Had a wonderful time. It's great to connect with gardening/gardweb friends. See you all around the gardenweb. Mimi & I will host a swap in May....stay tuned.

good gardening to all...Beverly


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I'm so happy I could make it to my first swap! I'm only sorry that I wasn't feeling well and so I wasn't as social as I would be usually. I'm looking forward to seeing all of you again in the Spring and getting to know you better. The plants were all Wonderful! Thanks to Kathy and Tiffany for organizing the swap. You did a great job!

Kim


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Great to meet you Kim! I actually have a little sunburn myself. You were my inspiration for multi-tasking.

A little sun, a little scoping out what Rose brought.


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We had a great time. Thanks.


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Wowser! Did I ever have fun!

This was the first swap I ever went to as a "civilian". It was great to be able to just cruise around and socialize and lurk! I got lots of goodies. I'm especially excited about "Ceasar's Brother" Japanese Iris, (thanks Trish!) "Purple Glory" daylilly (thanks ?), and three scented geraniums (thanks Alison!) plus so many others that I'm excited to plant. Thanks to everyone for the delicious food goodies too!

Kathy and Tiffany you did a bang up job! I hope you check the thread when your computer is up again. Everything went soooo well!

I hope that everyone had as good a time as I did!

Can hardly wait until Spring!

~~Mimi~~


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RE: Plant swap, Hilliard (Columbus) OH, Sept. 18

Boy did the swap turn out good, I had a great time!
The plants, the food, the company, what a great day it was!
The time flew didn't it?
Meeting different people, especially gardeners is wonderful.
Good to see everyone that I had met before and great to talk to new people. I didn't want to leave!
Thanks to Tiffany and Kathy, I do hope once they get their computer fixed they get to read all the nice thank yous from all of us. They did a great job.
Hostalavista Babee!!! linda


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Thanks Tiffany and Kathy! I had a great time!! I got some reeeeally nice plants and it was wonderful to see everyone again!


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RE: Plant swap, Hilliard (Columbus) OH, Sept. 18

Thanks so much to Kathy and Tiffany; this was a fantastic swap.

I picked up some wonderful things: great blue lobelia, rose campion, a Jacob's ladder, meadowsweet, dwarf iris, willow shrub and fuschia cuttings, and 3 (count 'em!) 3 bags of Stella D'Oro! Oh, and two bags of Jack-in-the-pulpit seed stalks; I'm busy researching those now, to figure out the best place and way to plant them.

I got a chance to spread the gospel of scented gernaiums and found good homes for tansy, mugwort, heuchera, sedum, a bunch of bearded iris, and most importantly my little leaf lilac. Poor guy's been doing his best for two years back behind the tomatoes and peppers every summer -- it's nice to know he'll get a chance to be a star in someone else's yard!

But most importantly, I got a chance to hang out with some really nice folks who are just as geeked about plants as I am -- which is a great time in and of itself! Maybe next time I'll actually get there on time.....

Nah, probably not. But I'm looking forward to it!

(BTW, did anybody happen to find an unclaimed crockpot during clean-up? I didn't realize I'd left it until I was doing the dishes late last night -- seemed a bit too late to drive back by that time. If somebody found it let me know and I'll come pick up my orphan.)\

Thanks again, everybody!


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Alison,
Your crockpot was taken home by Kathy and Tiffany. We just found it on the table looking forlorn. Does anyone know how to get in touch with them other than this thread? Hope that you and your pot are reunited soon!

BTW...The weather is supposed to be perfect for planting this week! WHOOOPIE!

~~Mimi~~


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RE: Plant swap, Hilliard (Columbus) OH, Sept. 18

I think that crockpot might make a nice winter sowing container.


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RE: Plant swap, Hilliard (Columbus) OH, Sept. 18

ROTFLMAO!

Paging Kathy and Tiffany.....


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RE: Plant swap, Hilliard (Columbus) OH, Sept. 18

My DH and I had a great time. Not only did I meet nice people, eat good food and take home new plants but I also picked the minds of a couple knowledgable gardeners. Thanks Kathy and Tiffany


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