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Hebron, KY

December 24, 2008
8:38 PM

Post #5925561

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Hi, hope you all have a wonderful and safe Christmas Holiday!


ps... I know that I should be on this forum much more than I ever have and I wanted to wish you a great holiday!

edited to add... the tiny dark specks on the door are from the water I sprayed on my fresh wreath (to keep it fresher) last December. I haven't gotten a pic of this years fresh wreath to show.

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Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

December 25, 2008
4:41 PM

Post #5927283

Merry Christmas to you!

Beautiful Wreath!

Hebron, KY

December 26, 2008
12:31 AM

Post #5928021

Merry Christmas Ric!

Thanks! I got this one (last year's) and the one for this year at Christmas Farms

Last year's wreath (shown on my door in pic) is the Christmas Classic

This year I decided to try the Fraser Winterberry Wreath (which I think was new for this year and haven't gotten a pic of it yet)

They've been sold out on wreaths for awhile, as you can imagine.

Here's the 'scoop on they on the GW with my two reviews for this and last year.

I've never ordered anything else from them, but I'm sure it would be great also.

By the way, I've seen other Dave's members with Cincinnati city listings and notice that like you, they have zone 6b instead of zone 6a and I have listed. Being in KY, I would be at least the Cincinnati zone, or warmer. Maybe I should change mine to that. How did you get zone 6b? I've looked at the US map of zones and now I'm wondering...

Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

December 26, 2008
2:17 AM

Post #5928254

Marilyn we are getting an Urban heating affect and also the River is right by us.
The valleys on 3 sides bleed a lot of the cold down and off us too.
W/ these and also the tons of rock in and wind barriers around our small yard we are really a 7a.
Many of the plants we do are actually GA hardy.
On a good year (like last year) we have had Zone 7b plants come back.
In our South facing bed next to the house we have overwintered Elephant Ears 3 years running now.

We were thru Hebron last weekend.
That open area and being away from the river probably would cause a true 6a.
But each yard is different and micro-climates abound here in the ORVG.
Just 2 miles from us in the 5 Mile creek valley I've seen snow 3 weeks past ours.
It's also way cooler in the Summer.

Cincinnati (Anderson, OH
(Zone 6a)

December 26, 2008
8:15 AM

Post #5928764

Hi, Marilyn, and Ric, too, of course!

Christmas wishes to you, too! And what a lovely wreath. You must be really organized to order a wreath online! I have all I can do just to pick one up at Kroger (but it's not as pretty as yours, of course!)

We were over your way on Christmas Eve. We picked up our daughter who came in from San Fran. at 7 p.m. at CVG then went to Christmas eve dinner at Jo An's, the Japanese restaurant over by the Toyota buildings. It was delicious. We will definitely go back. Maybe make it a Christmas tradition!

Ric does take advantage of his sheltered spot there and has all kinds of interesting things growing. He's just a puddle jump from us, but much more successful at overwintering stuff.

So far this winter the weather has been pretty weird, hasn't it? Maybe there is a chance I can still get the rest of my daffodil bulbs planted!

Wishing all of you in the ORV a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year! t.
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

December 26, 2008
3:14 PM

Post #5929226

Merry Christmas to You and the Crew!

Ric and Robyn

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