2009 Fall ORVG RU

Cincinnati, OH(Zone 6b)

As always our Fall RU was more a food and gab fest than plant swap oriented.
The weather has been lousy here this week.
Then this morning the rain stopped and by the end of the Party we were sitting in the Sun. Perfect!

This year the Party was again held at Joycet's place and co-hosted by Bertie, who's gardens we toured.
I'll start w/ the informal group shot and as photos as I edit and can post.

(L-R) Morris and Martha guests of Marcy_1 (in the red) and her DH Dave in black, me in the back,
then daylily_ohio and her companion pup in training Josie, next to her Bertie, taynors in the back,
Joycet and her pup Cayenne, then Esther_z6 and her DH Bob in back.

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Cincinnati, OH(Zone 6b)

The theme of this year's Fall party was ponds.
We celebrated the christening of Joyce's new addition.

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Here's (l-r) Dave, Sue, Martha, Morris, Joyce, Marcie, my SO Robyn and Bertie just hanging out by the pond

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Some of the Pond Hosts

More shots tomorrow.

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Cincinnati, OH(Zone 6b)

Here's a shot for scale showing how big this pond is.

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Cincinnati, OH(Zone 6b)

The must have 'Cookie' sneaking Cookies shot.
This nickname started at the firsy Fall RU up at Jazz's place.

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As we waited for the long distance Members to arrive seems a like caramel munching occurred.....

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Joyce's Peach Water Lily decided to join the party.

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Cincinnati, OH(Zone 6b)

I was tending the grill but did get a few food shots.
Sorry no full table shot it was wonderful.

Notice what a great backdrop Joyce's lovely Garden made.

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Franklin, OH(Zone 6a)

RIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SHAME ON YOU!

Cincinnati, OH(Zone 6b)

LOL! Got you.

Cincinnati, OH(Zone 6b)

Here's Sue, Dave and Bertie loading up.

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Robyn, Morris and Martha.
M&M were a delight.
Martha used to be heavily involved at Dayton Ohio's Cox Arboretum as a volunteer.
They fit seamlessly into the Party.

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Dave and Bob enjoying Lunch.

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After eating I toured the Garden.
We with the Buddleia in full bloom and the Monarch Migration just starting ......

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it made for a camera day!

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Here's Peach WL and Koi.
The have settled in perfectly.

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The Buddleia

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Some incredible Brugs!

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The Purple Fountain Grass is just peaking.

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Hard to believe this garden is less than two years old.

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A a longer shot

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Long shot of the pond.
Last Fall RU this was a hole in the dirt.....

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After Dessert we headed over to Tour Bertie's Garden.
Here's a few of her Koi.

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Cincinnati, OH(Zone 6b)

Settled down now.

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Bertie and her DH Herb love collecting and displaying rocks.
Well many are actually Boulders.
Here's a few piles waiting for a home.

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Cincinnati, OH(Zone 6b)

Geodes and Granite

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One of the more unusual ones.

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A shot from the top of 'Momma's Pond'.

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After the tour we hung out a bit at Bertie's before the walk back.
Here's (l-r) Joyce, Bertie, Jules and Josie (a 10 month old Service Dog in Training). Martha and in the foreground Marcy.

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Sue, Dave and Esther

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Robyn (left) and our Hosts Joyce and Bertie

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Here the gang getting ready to hike back to Joyce's.
She and Bertie are neighbors but seperated by about a 5 acres

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Back at Joyce's we started herding cats to get the Official Group Picture

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Cincinnati, OH(Zone 6b)

Esther and Joyce w/ a great Garden backdrop

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After the shot we broke for cleanup and the went our seperate ways.....
TILL Spring RU 2010!

Thanks for looking and we hope to see YOU here next year.

Ric

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Thanks for pointing us this direction Ric.

Hello fellow Buckeyes :-) Can I say "fellow" since we lived in OH for almost 30 years :-)

Beautiful pictures, Beautiful people, GORGEOUS water gardens, YUM-O Food :-)

A good time was had by all, I'm sure :-)

vic

Franklin, OH(Zone 6a)

Thanks Vic! Drop on by the next time you swing up North!

Franklin, OH(Zone 6a)

Here's the link to last year's Fall RU. Toward the end you can see we were all sitting where the pond is located now. It's much better than GRASS!

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/907535/

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Cincinnati, OH(Zone 6b)

Joyce I was thinking of doing that too! Great Minds! LOL!

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