2010 Iowa Round Up

Lewisville, MN(Zone 4a)

Arlene again did a great job of hosting IA RU.
This nice sign greeted the members.
Once again no one dug into her beautiful fern peony.
Trolley car in the back provided a nice drive around Twin Lake in the afternoon.

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Lewisville, MN(Zone 4a)

Short morning program had story tellers, Linda & Clayton Layman, holding the crowd captive for nearly an hour. Linda.

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Lewisville, MN(Zone 4a)

Clayton.

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Lewisville, MN(Zone 4a)

Of course what would a RU be without the food. Many tasty dishes were to be enjoyed by all.

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Lewisville, MN(Zone 4a)

Another pic of the hungry group.

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Lewisville, MN(Zone 4a)

One thing that highlights IA RU is the plant swap. Seems like everyone goes home with more plants than they brought.

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Lewisville, MN(Zone 4a)

Things are getting a little more intense.

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OC, CA & Twin Lakes , IA(Zone 4b)

Group Picture!

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OC, CA & Twin Lakes , IA(Zone 4b)

LuvnIris decorated this beautiful cake.

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Lewisville, MN(Zone 4a)

A very tasty cake, indeed. (Just for Roadrunner, it was chocolate!)

The Little Angel statuette is now at home by our pond.
Thank you again, Merigold.

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Sioux City, IA(Zone 4b)

I finished finding spots for all my new plants. Got'em in the ground - now time to watch as they grow. :)

What a nice home you have provided for the angel Bernie and Bertha!

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Lincoln, NE(Zone 5b)

Made it home with all goodies intact ~ but not a single picture! Had a really nice time and enjoyed visiting with everyone. :)

Western, WI(Zone 4a)

Every thing is in the ground and watered good.
I also moved some plants that I had been wanting to do and pulled weeds while I was doing that.

Maxine

OC, CA & Twin Lakes , IA(Zone 4b)

Maxine,
You amaze me how you just keep on go'in; like the energizer bunny. You are so special!

Meridell,
We really felt like we got to know Tom better; what a guy.

Bernie,
You have a real knack with starting the Round Up Photos; thank you; sorry we didn't get to say good-bye to you. That angel looks like it was made for your pond; beautiful!

(Chris) Des Moines, IA(Zone 5a)

Ok, I finally have the pics uploaded, so here's my contribution :)

I just wanted to include this first one..not of anyone, but of the dock and the lake..one of my favorite pics that I took

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(Chris) Des Moines, IA(Zone 5a)

#2

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#3.. lol

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(Chris) Des Moines, IA(Zone 5a)

#4.. sure wish I'd thought to make a collage first :)

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#5

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#6.. just a few more :)

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#7

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(Chris) Des Moines, IA(Zone 5a)

#8.. I have more, but don't want to bore you with all of them lol

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Lewisville, MN(Zone 4a)

Did you ever get a picture of those little birds ?

Pictures are not boring here, they help with the memories.

(Chris) Des Moines, IA(Zone 5a)

here's one that I got of it.. it's a yellow warbler..a life bird for me! And you missed the Baltimore Orioles the next morning! I was talking to Rob, his daughter and Arlene and we saw the pair that landed in Arlene's garden and then went over to the hummer feeder in the next yard.. wow! What color!

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Tremont, IL(Zone 5b)

Your pictures aren't boring... those of us who couldn't make the RU are really enjoying them.
Jan

(Chris) Des Moines, IA(Zone 5a)

Aww.. thank you Jan :) I'm glad.. it was my first RU and I so enjoyed it!

(Chris) Des Moines, IA(Zone 5a)

Here's just a few more then.. some of the great folks who were there.. and a couple more of the lake :)

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(Chris) Des Moines, IA(Zone 5a)

I was trying to get a pic of the birds that were diving to the water.. couldn't get a close up to see what they were.

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And for the fishermen among us :)

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(Chris) Des Moines, IA(Zone 5a)

ok.. one more then I'm headed for bed.. :)

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Waterloo, IA(Zone 4b)

I have a few to share too.........but I am wondering what the heck I said or did to get this look.



Had such a good time, Thanks to everyone and see you all next year in Boone!

Jeff

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Waterloo, IA(Zone 4b)

Everyone really enjoyed the Trolley ride.

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Waterloo, IA(Zone 4b)

Lap around the lake.

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Waterloo, IA(Zone 4b)

Smiles on everyones faces.

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Waterloo, IA(Zone 4b)

Ok Bernie here's the plan, say all those whos start with M go first then I will get the Martagon.


Did she say M or was it P....................I better say P.

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Waterloo, IA(Zone 4b)

We got to dig in the dirt and play with Arlene's mini hosta bed.

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OC, CA & Twin Lakes , IA(Zone 4b)

LuvnIris has a "before" pic to post to show how awful that bed looked before you all fixed it up. Thank you so much.

Every morning when I walk by it I am reminded of the loving care you guys gave it. And thank you again, Jeff, for the mini hosta you brought me!

Sioux City, IA(Zone 4b)

Thank you everyone for sharing your pictures. My camera was back in the hotel room...hubby only got a few with his phone and they were fuzzy.

Is anyone missing a pair of sunglasses...I seem to have an extra pair and just can't figure it out. Please let me know if maybe I got away with yours.

Belfield, ND(Zone 4a)

Aren't there supposed to be little fairies in that Hosta bed?

Sioux City, IA(Zone 4b)

The fairies have not made it back from winter home...they were waiting for the renovations to be complete...right Arlene? he, he...

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