wanted: african violet box trade/new swap.. spring! 2014

debbya_gw(z4IL)March 24, 2014

Our other swap is doing ok- so I wanted to try another swap idea. This one might work out better for some. I've heard many don't like round robins. Usually because they hesitate to take leaves from a mixed variety of collections (fear of bugs/mites, diseases, or not wanting leaves that are in a box for any long amount of time.)
Doing a box trade- individual... Each person sends to ONLY ONE- person.
In exchange- you receive a box (from one person).

Let's see if there is any interest... TO- Our regular traders- please feel free to join this too! Hopefully, this provokes interest too for many new participants! We only need a few to make this work.

Box must be sent priority, with delivery confirmation (it's free anyway) you must add 20- to 25 varieties. Leaves, plantlets, plants- violet seeds, etc. Make the box FUN, something you would love to open- an early Christmas present, LOL! Varieties need to be named! One box- individual trade. What's in it- will be a total mystery until you open it! It will be filled with violets----- leaves, plantlets, plants- or a mix!
Make this box special! Share a ziplock bag of your favorite soil mix, or add some solo cups/wicking thread, permanent markers, small gardening bag for supplies, violet notecards. It's really endless what you can tuck in! Or just add a few extra varieties. Make this a swap box that won't be forgotten! :)
If this works out- we can do it again in the fall. This is a nice way to trade with one person, and not have violet material sitting in a box for any amount of time.

Deb

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parr(4)

I would like to try your idea. Will check back here .

    Bookmark   March 25, 2014 at 2:18AM
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Linda

Include me.

Linda

    Bookmark   March 25, 2014 at 3:11AM
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debbya_gw(z4IL)

This is off to a good start! Will check back in a few days and update the list.

So far we have~
Deb
Pat
Linda

    Bookmark   March 25, 2014 at 12:32PM
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suecirish(6 SE MA)

Add me to the list, Deb. I'd like to participate!

    Bookmark   March 27, 2014 at 8:40PM
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debbya_gw(z4IL)

So far we have~
Deb
Pat
Linda
Susan C.

    Bookmark   March 28, 2014 at 3:40PM
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fortyseven_gw

Hi Swap Team
I posted on the RR swap, I would be happy to do a very moderate exchange, ten or less, if anyone is interested. I hope that is ok to post on this thread.
thanks
Joanne

    Bookmark   April 8, 2014 at 12:09AM
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debbya_gw(z4IL)

Any more interest in signing up? If so do it really quick. I'm going to assign swap Pals with in the next few days (probably on the weekend or Monday)

Deb

    Bookmark   April 8, 2014 at 2:33AM
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Vikki(7b / 8)

A smaller scale trade, like 10 or less, would work for me too. Named leaves/plugs I assume.

Vikki

    Bookmark   April 11, 2014 at 9:05AM
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debbya_gw(z4IL)

Ok, Let's make this happen!
Vikki, you want to do a smaller trade, 10. Ok, let's do it. You send to me- and I'll send to you.
Deb- Vikki

For the regular 'bigger box' trade/ 20-25 varieties....

Pat sends to- Susan C.
Linda sends to- Deb
Deb sends to- Linda
Susan C. sends to- Pat

This should work out really well, we only have a few. Pack those boxes, send them when you can. Post a delivery confirmation number when they are send out, and please post when you receive your box, along with some details of what was in the package so we all can drool! LOL!

Deb

    Bookmark   April 23, 2014 at 2:59PM
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parr(4)

sent box on Monday 9114 9011 8986 6498 9495 32 to Sue

    Bookmark   April 29, 2014 at 8:55AM
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suecirish(6 SE MA)

I got my box from Pat yesterday! Wow! What an amazing number and variety of leaves! This was great because I didn't have to choose and replace. They are all mine! There were vintage (my fave!), Russians, Optimaras, LLG. Some great colors and frills!

Thanks so much to Pat, and to Deb who organized this.
My box is on its way to Pat today!

Sue

    Bookmark   May 1, 2014 at 3:09PM
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debbya_gw(z4IL)

Yay! Glad this is going ok. My Husband's bday was this week so I'm super busy!

Deb

    Bookmark   May 1, 2014 at 10:36PM
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parr(4)

got the box from Sue today. lots of goodies.Thank you Sue. Ps the more light that the devils back bone gets the pinker it will be. And thank you Deb. Oh and Linda where do you get the Sulfer from ?Email me echoval@mwt.net

    Bookmark   May 3, 2014 at 3:24PM
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Vikki(7b / 8)

Deb, yours is on its way. I hope you like the assortment I sent.

    Bookmark   May 7, 2014 at 3:57PM
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Linda

Deb,

I hope to send yours on Tuesday. I'll let you know when it is on its way!

Linda

    Bookmark   May 9, 2014 at 12:58AM
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debbya_gw(z4IL)

Vikki sent a nice assortment of varieties..
Leaves of Opt. Chagall, Millenia, Maui, Seurat, Pennsylvania, Ma's winter moon, Moon beams, Lyon's montique? Granger's Sugar frost, Psychedelic show.
Plantlets of- blue mist, Lilac fanfare, Black Swan!

Thank you so much Vikki! This weekend was so busy. I need time to catch up. I'll mail your box out Tuesday, or Wednesday the latest. I'll post the dc# here when it goes out.

    Bookmark   May 11, 2014 at 7:20PM
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debbya_gw(z4IL)

Vikki,
Your box was mailed today. Expected delivery Friday.
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Hope you enjoy (and don't have) the varieties I sent!

Deb

    Bookmark   May 14, 2014 at 9:03PM
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Vikki(7b / 8)

Great, I can't wait to dig in and see what's in there! This makes Friday even a better day :)

    Bookmark   May 15, 2014 at 9:28AM
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Vikki(7b / 8)

I like this one-on-one trade. There's no worrying about the leaves/plants that you don't choose dying off on their way to the next place. We'll have to do this again! Next time I'll have more to trade and can do the full 20-25 trade because my plants will have had time to grow some.

    Bookmark   May 15, 2014 at 9:32AM
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Linda

Deb,

My dryer died so I have been shopping for a new one and schlepping my clothes to the wishy-washy.Going to try to get your violets out early next week.

Linda

    Bookmark   May 16, 2014 at 2:48AM
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debbya_gw(z4IL)

Take your time Linda! I totally understand.. I was going to reuse your box to send the plantlets/leaves back to you in. I'm out of boxes again and need to reorder some by USPS online. I love a few select sizes.
With everyone sending at different times it gives me a chance for a break. It's hard when 5 boxes come at the same time. ;)
I'm ready when ever you are!

Deb

    Bookmark   May 16, 2014 at 4:28PM
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Vikki(7b / 8)

Deb, I got my box from you today and I love the selection in it!! I don't have a single one of them. Thank you!! Anytime anyone wants to do a trade, I'm up for it. Just need to give my plants a little time to recover and grow some more leaves again.

    Bookmark   May 16, 2014 at 4:44PM
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Vikki(7b / 8)

You got it! You'll be hearing from me again on some trades. But right now my plants need a little recover time too.

    Bookmark   May 19, 2014 at 8:20AM
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minal(6)

Oh I missed out on this trade, oh well I'll join the next one :)

Minal

    Bookmark   May 24, 2014 at 8:32AM
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Rosie1949(4a to 5b/SE Mi)

Wow, this trade is such a cool idea for african violets! Does it include streps or gesneriads?

Don't count me in although I would love to. I have 3 violets, only one is named (Optimara Hawaii), the other 2 are NOIDS.

My only affordable resources are my local stores. Lowe's and Meijers in my city. Mail order is quite above my budget at this time.

BUT that is why trading and exchanging is soooo awesome! I love this site and the posting and pics!!!

Take a look at my trade list! I will trade for Violet/Strep leaves or plantlets!!!!

If I ever build up my violets again I will sooooo be in on this!!!!~~~Rosie

    Bookmark   July 4, 2014 at 11:34AM
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