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Any interest in a PNW Roundup get together in late August?

Buckley, WA(Zone 7b)

We missed seeing so many of you when Jan was in town. Is there any interest in having a PNW Roundup at our house in late August? Let me know so we can get the ball rolling.
Hope to see everyone again.

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Rose Lodge, OR(Zone 8b)

I want in on this!

Langley, WA(Zone 7b)

Whatever that date was that I said over on the other thread! I'm in. I'll spend the night Friday night, Lynn. I'm assuming the gathering will be Saturday? Say an early afternoon pot luck?

Buckley, WA(Zone 7b)

You said Aug 28, which is a Sunday. Did you mean Aug 27, Sat? That would be my preference.

Lakewood, WA(Zone 8a)

I don't know for sure. I missed seeing Jan. We're doing our vacation sometime in August. We keep putting it off due to the weather.

Buckley, WA(Zone 7b)

We simply MUST see you Pixydish. It just isn't the same without your cheery self. The visit with Jan was very nice. She and her hubby are fun to be around.

Buckley, WA(Zone 7b)

SUmmer, YOU HAVE to come to the Roundup, no excuses!!! Plan to come Friday night and bring your dog, and spend the night. Gwen will be here Friday night, as well. You are welcome to stay Sat night either/or if that works out better for you. This offer is for everyone. Plus my yard springs magically to life at dusk when all of my solar lights pop on, one by one. (Yes, sadly, I am addicted to plants and solar lights.)

I am planning on an early Saturday afternoon potluck with wine, followed by a plant and seed exchange with wine, and the resting our weary feet with a glass of wine. Hey, how do you do a wine tasting thing? Does everyone bring a bottle of wine? (Cheap, of course).

Here is a picture of one of Joey's latest projects for me. He made me 2 gongs, but they aren't finished yet. They still need their dongs. Can't be without a good sounding dong!

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Rose Lodge, OR(Zone 8b)

Lynn, I am not going to let that last sentence scare me away.

Yes, the roundup is now inked onto my calendar. I especially want to see the nighttime extravaganza.

Wow, something to look forward to! And it's not even that far away.

Buckley, WA(Zone 7b)

I have a weird sense of humor. Don't let that scare you away!!!!! I am so glad you can make it this time.

For all of you coming, we are a dog friendly household. Plus, we have a dog kennel, if that is what you prefer.
Bring a swimsuit, if you want to sit in the hot tub or infrared sauna.
We have plenty of accommodations for anyone wishing to spend the night.
Bring your hubby/friends along. The more the merrier.

If the weather doesn't cooperate, we have a covered patio, my cute little teahouse that Joey made for me, and a skylight over the hot tub.

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Langley, WA(Zone 7b)

There are several ways you can do a wine tasting. One, everyone can bring a bottle of wine that pairs with whatever food they're bringing. Or, people can just bring a bottle of wine and we can do tastings sans food.

What do you mean cheap wine????? No cheap wine. Decent wine. Doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg but not grocery store stuff. Go into your local wine shop, tell them what we're doing (after we decide if it's paired with food or not), tell them how much you want to spend, and get their suggestion.

I did a wine tasting with 2 other couples and the couple/owners of the local wine shop a few years ago. We donated it to a school auction. Each of the 'hosts' brought 2 appetizers and 2 wines that went with them. We served the wines/food one by one and the wine shop owners talked about each one. (We had bought the wines from them.) It was really fun. One of the pairings turned out to be outstanding, a reisling paired with brushetta topped with pear, lavender honey, and some kind of cheese, I forget exactly which one.

We could do something like that. OR we could bring wines to go with our potluck offerings and eat/drink course by course. OR we could just taste wines by themselves, nibbling on food as we see fit as as not to get intoxicated.

Preferences?

Rose Lodge, OR(Zone 8b)

Yes.

Intoxicated.

Because of the &^%) weather.

Buckley, WA(Zone 7b)

My neighbor runs the wine dept at a local Top Foods. She was telling me about an Asian Pear wine that is good. I will get that one and another pear wine that she recommended. I think she said it was about $25 for the 2 bottles. I was going to buy them for Jan's get together, but I never got around to it.
You tell us what to do, Gwen. Thanks for taking charge of this.

Vashon, WA(Zone 8b)

I would love to come share good company, plants and seeds, but I have just begun a Master's program (on-line) which is taking huge amounts of time. It is supposed to take about 3 hours a day, but I've been buried in reading and video lectures for much longer than that per day so far. Yikes! I am sooooo glad I decided to start this in the Summer. I will miss seeing all of you. :( I'll try to visit the forum now and then while I'm in this academic marathon. So far so good.

Rose Lodge, OR(Zone 8b)

My best friend Lisa & her husband might stop by on Saturday afternoon if that's OK. She wants to join DG but is a little shy about it because she's just a beginner gardener. She has plants to share, though, that I will be bringing because they will be driving over at the end of the Hood-to-Coast thing.

(Linda)Gig Harbor, WA(Zone 8a)

I love these roundups! but it turns out we are unable to attend that day :(

Buckley, WA(Zone 7b)

Great, Summerkid. I have a couple of friends who might come over also. The more the merrier. We are a fun group and always have a good time at our get togethers.

We will definitely do a wine tasting, so bring a bottle of your fav (unless you don't indulge ) and something for the potluck. Let's plan on starting around 11-12. That should give us plenty of time to explore my gardens with a mimosa, exchange plants, eat and socialize.

Please, new members, we want to meet you. Don't be shy!!!!

Azorina, if you get a change of plans, we would love to have you and Carl come over. You have to see that the Gunnera you gave me is still alive!!!!!

Springcolor, the begonias are filling out fast. I can't wait for you to see them. They are beautiful.

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