Root - Yes, I'd love the White Beauty Berry... Thanks!!
Also looking for Purple Beauty Berry, if anyone has any.
Rootdigger I have the shepherds's hook down if you want to check my list again.
Dana- I have the May Night if you are interested. Its not listed on my have list. I understand if you have already made arrangements. Shannon
amyflora, we still on for the 'Mars' viola for an epimedium?
the rest of my trades are:
Rootdigger- ginko for foxglove
dtpforu- ginko (and?) for chinodoxa, lycoris
Brenda- acanthus, 'the fairy' rose for penstemon, cimifuga
tammy- anemone for wood phlox
Alicia- daylilies for ferns
Nancy- daylilies for geraniums, peacock moss
(did you want more daylilies for the yellowroot and sedum you mentioned? I'll bring them just in case and if not they can go in the general swap)
Oops! Yes Ais, we are on! Just added it to my list on my page. Will bring you the Epimedium and can't wait for the viola. See you all soon. -amy
Shari - thanks for reminding me. I had it in my head to save the canna, but I hadn't written it down.
Shannon - I should have San Carlos, but let me check. It kind of got zapped a bit by the freeze.
Tammy - I still haven't found another fence lizard. If I don't find more, do you still want me to bring the one or would it be better to wait 'til fall and have more to release together? I think it's just been too cool for them lately. They were out earlier. OT - but I rescued another baby box turtle out of the pool Friday. This one was very near death on the bottom of the deep end. I thought he was gone when I got him out, but then he moved a little, so I did some turtle CPR on him and he seems to have pulled through with no permanent damage.
Shannon, I was thinking about shade plants for you and was looking at the geranium/cranesbill, can you use that? Also I have some variegated reed grass (arundo). It gets very tall, abt 20 feet or better. I have mine on the east side of my house. It should do fine in a shady area because it'll shoot so high. In late winter we cut it back and use the old reeds/poles for other plants to grow on. It's very pretty in the fall when it's up to the roof line of the house and blowing in the wind. Tammy used some in her bed at the fair last year, if you remember seeing that. I need to go out and dig a few things, let me think about what else you might like and I'll be back.
Alicia, I think you missed the white digitalis/foxgloves for the formosa lilies on your list. That was a later trade. It gets kind of convoluted trying to keep up with it all!
Magick, I have you down for the wht beautyberry.
Tamelask, Brenda-n-E, Dtpforu, and Shari -- your lists match mine, except perhaps Shari needs a corkscrew willow for some shade in a year?
Ais - Yellowroot and Widow's Cross Sedum for extra daylilies - ok.
Alicia - Tiarella and cream, fragrant TB Iris for Borage and Okra seeds.
Dirtrx - Aster tataricus 'Jindai' for (?)
RalphW - Blue-Eyed Grass for (?)
Rootdigger - Crinum, Asiatic orange-red lily, sedums for Cowhorn(?) Okra seeds.
Woodsworm - Sedums Widow's Cross and sexangulare for B&B Salvia.
See you Saturday. (Seems that the location ended up to be as far from where I live as Garner is far. It's OK though - 'cause I'll get to see you all again!!!! I'll be the one looking for spare hugs, in exchange for mine.
Nancy the nancedar
dana- don't worry if you only catch one. we can take him and maybe just keep him inside as a pet til we get a couple more (if you'd asked before i told my kids just a bit ago, i'd have maybe said wait, but i let the cat out of the bag now! :). i asked liv to catch 2 or 3 (she tracks out thurs ) and i know they'll have no problem doing so. there's 3 on our deck in the greenhouse, but we're sort of attached to 1. you live in raleigh, right? so we could potentially get together some other time.
i'm so glad you rescued that poor boxer baby! that's horrible. at least when they're little they can swim some- the big ones just sink like a stone. are you going to keep it as a pet with your other one? how did it get in the pool- is yours in ground? has that happened before? and how the heck do you do turtle cpr?! the water may have been so cold it sent him into semi- hib mode- ours do that when it's chilly inside in winter or outside before we bring them in. they look dead til you warm them with warm water. they use very little oxygen that way.
so far, all the lists i've seen match up to mine except for the ? marks, and some of those have been answered. off to dig some more. tam
Cutter, give me some idea of what you need, shade or sun or a mix of the two?
Tam, Yes I have you down for the white malvas and I have you down for the black stemm EE but it's not up yet. I can get it to you later. This has been a really strange spring. Some things are up ahead of time and others that are normally up by now are still sleeping. Also lamium, tara, lindernia and foxglove. Let me know if you'd like anything else.
Krystol, I only have you down for foxglove and verbena on a stick. Is there something else I can get you? We're pretty lopsided with the boulders and redbud.
Moka Jo, I loved putting together the sedums, they're so cute, lol... I also added a sempervivum to the mix. It's an adult so you'll probably have babies soon.
Shannon - I dug your San Carlos Festival today.
Tammy - Good news! I caught another lizard today. You may want to keep them for awhile anyway because they're pretty small. This is the third box turtle to fall in our pool. Two babies and one adult - all lived thank goodness. It is inground, but is fenced. I'm not sure how the adult got in the fence, but the babies fit right through the spaces. We let the adult go after rinsing her off with fresh water. The first baby we found was in the skimmer - hence her name, Skimmer. She wasn't as bad off as this most recent one because the skimmer was pulling her under and then she would bob back up. This little guy was limp on the bottom of the deep end. I had to use a pole to get him out. Yes, we do plan to keep him. He's young enough that his plastron isn't hinged yet. Supposedly they are very prone to respiratory infections for awhile after a near drowning, so I definitely want to watch him closely. Turtle CPR involves pushing in on the legs and then pulling them out, with the head held downward to help get water out of their lungs. He's a very bold little guy - less shy already than Skimmer is after two years - very cute.
Nancedar, I'd be delighted to take some of your Curly Willow. I've been meaning to get some at every swap and somehow didn't.
Since you insist, what about one of the pink lespedeza?
hollyclyff would you be intrested in an endlees summer 1 gallon for your niko blue hydrangea also have lady in red that i can divide would like to trade you weeping yuca very tropical have many canna dont know the names but would be intrestred in you bengel tiger or your tropicana let me know hightideer
Shannon, Ok to add to the above I have a couple types of coreopsis. One I think is sunray (lance leaf) and the other is one of the thread leafs. I need to move those anyway so now's a good time. I have some Tancetum/Tansy. It's an invasive but I've never had any trouble with it planted under trees right in one of the crooks between roots. I guess the leaner dryer soil makes it behave and it is really pretty growing so close to the trees. The blooms are nothing special but the leaves are fern like (also called ant fern) and ants hate it! Throw it on your compost pile and it adds potassium to your soil. Let me know what you want out of this and above...some of each is fine too, or check my list. I think I gave you a chinese banana before and black stem EE's? I am out of both right now, but should have some babies in a month or two.
Aww Dana, I've been following your lizard and turtle stories. How sweet of you to rescue and give them a home. Turtle CPR!?! That's amazing and good to know. I had 3 little turtles as a kid and we kept outdoor pens for a few years for my kids. We usually got them out of the road and would keep one now and then and then release them in the fall in time for them to find a winter home. Sometimes we'd find injured ones and nurse them back to health. They loved water melon rinds, but eww what a mess! To this day my kids (adults) will stop traffic to rescue them out of the road. I've toyed with the idea of getting some babies but really don't have the time these days to care for them. Hoping to keep the road betwen here and Baltimore hot this summer, lol. Enjoy your babies!
rootdigger, thanks for reminding me of our trade. somehow I missed it.
Rootdigger you are right. I put the Formosa lily for white foxglove on my exchange list earlier today.
Nancy, it was orange cosmos and borage seeds. Is that all right?
Alicia - Yes, you are right, sorry. Orange cosmos sounded like okra in my head.
Shari - gotcha covered and shaded (pun). Corkscrew Willow grows very fast.
hightider - I've already got 'Endless Summer', but would trade 'Nikko' for 'Lady in Red'. Also can trade 'Bengal Tiger' for the 'Heavy Metal' grass you listed on another thread. Let me know.
Dana- have you down for S. May Night for S. "San Carlos"
Rootdigger- Cranes bill would be great. Think I'll pass on the reed grass perhaps in the Fall though because I will be working on the bed between my house and the neighbors. The tansy sounds interesting. I tried Tansy before but it disappeared. Go figure -I also can't grow ivy lol. I have the banana. She's taken a couple of hits, knocked over by the dog, frost nipped, but is ready to grow again. I have my little tropical area in which she will be the center.
Nancy- do I have anything of interest? My list seems to have dwindled. If you see anything of interest on my wintersowing list let me know. We can wait until germination and I can run it up to Wake Forest or through John at a later date.
Looking forward to Saturday. I have the whole day to myself. I hope to hit the Farmer's market in the morning and end the day planting some babies. Shannon/Dirtrx
dana- that's great! we can keep them inside, no problem. the problem may come when it's time to release them. lol.
glad to know how to do turtle cpr! that's amazing! i'm so glad you saved the little guy. i'm not surprised the personalities are very different- i know our 2 are opposites. it's really neat how much personality a lizard or turtle can have and show. ours were also unhinged when we got them; in fact, it was more than a year before the one could even partially close. i think button was only a few months old when keegan found him, and zipper about the same when he was found (a year later, so they're a year apart). i'm not sure if they can suck all their guts in now, they are so fat! and they're so tame they never really get scared enough to. :) i wonder if you ran a solid border around the bottom of your whole fence for your pool ( like 2x4's) if that would help with the problem since turtles normally can't climb well. the big one probably dug under the fence- they are good diggers, so an edge wouldn't solve it completely, but might be enough to dissuade many.
Shannon, OK, so I'll add cranesbill, tansy and would you like some St John's Wort/Hypericum calycinum? I thought that was what I had and have confirmed it. It won't bloom much in shade but it's still a pretty evergreen ground cover. It takes on red hues in the winter and blooms on new growth so it can be whacked (even mowed) when need be. You can see a pic of it over on the regular forum under 'more mysteries to ponder'...
Dirtrx - you have already been very generous with all the cuttings you shared with me earlier this year - most have started rooting but I will not peek! If you are going to the Raleigh Farmers' Market this weekend, you may want to consider visiting the Wake Forest Farmer's Market on Saturday mornings, though it is not happening this weekend because the Town is having its Annual Herb Fest, which is a fun thing to do too.
Hi all- just wanted to confirm my trades, please let me know if I omitted anyone! See you Sat!!
tamelask- boulders and rue for lamb's ear, vinca, daylily, nepeta
root- boulders and redbud for foxglove, verbena and butterfly ginger (if you insist)
brenda- akebia for prunus
tie tie- 2 huechera for 2 meidland rose
magick- peony and hosta for painted fern and agastache
sally - agastache for daylily
amyflora- iris for ??
alicia- white iris for LA iris, ?? 3 gal pots for roof iris ??
ralph - 1 or 2 bronze fennel for ??
I have thyme, oregano, akebia vine, creeping raspberry, purple heuchera, rue seedlings, white iris, creeping jenny, boulders, mint, redbuds, 1 dogwood seedling
Krystol -- We're on trading 3 gallon pots for Roof iris -- I will try to find some that hasn't been blasted by the recent freeze. I'd be interested in the dogwood seedling if I have anything else you want. I have updated my exchange page. If you don't see anything else you want, it's no biggie, we'll just keep the current trades.
Alicia - I noticed that you have rose cuttings (so I assume you know how to grow from cuttings). I have a great rose - Climbing Butterscotch - I'd be happy to bring you cuttings if you are interested.
Here is a link that might be useful: Butterscotch Rose
---Nancedar, I am planning to bring you a Heucherella (if that's ok?)for the seeds you sent me earlier and for the clump of Blue-eyed Grass. That is in addition to the Fairy Bells / Disporum sessile 'Variegatum'. Do you still have any of the Sun Coleus you used to grow? Would you be interested in cuttings of a couple of others? I also have a new Proven Winners sedum 'Carl' - would you like a sprig of it?
---Dogridge, either a purple Heuchera or some 3-gal pots for two bronze fennel plants will be fine. Are you interested in other Heucheras?
Ralph, Amyflora, and Rootdigger,
Impatiens arguta 'Blue Dream' tops died back during cold spell. I dug a 4th pot up and I can see root ball very healthy so will resprout, but the pot I am bringing each of you looks sad. I will gladly bring you something extra if you name it. I have plenty of Prunus mume, Albury Purple Hypericum, Impatiens zombensis, Impatiens omeiense, black current swirl datura seedlings, Salvia elegans, one more hardy Fuchsia 'Sanihanf'.
Magick, that'd be great. What would you like in return?
I have a couple of small Phlox David that I potted earlier this week if anyone's interested.
Brenda, I'm sorry to hear about the Impatiens - would love to have one of the Datura seedlings.
Alicia - white flowered Hosta would be great - and a quick rooting lesson?
Ralph, it will pop back up, so I'll give you sad-looking pot-to-be-ok-again-soon and a datura.
Are we doing the stakes with names again this year to drop off special trades? I thought that worked well. (I tried to look for it but scanning the 300+ posts was getting tedious)
We're doing the private trades in the parking lot, right?
I'm getting so excited. I check these posts several times a day now to make sure I don't miss anything. :-) -Ais.
Brenda, No problem abt your Blue Dreams, Have my share of that problem, and am still excited to see it when it does emerge.
I am interested in your Fuchsia 'Sanihanf' if I have something else you'd like? I love fuchsia but gave up on the regular ones. I have an extra Hedychium Tara if you're interested. She's a beauty and as tough as the white.
Is anyone into houseplants? I have a Sanseveria parva that got knocked off with these winds and the pot broke into a thousand pieces. A sign from the plant gods that now's a good time to pot up some babies off of it. It's soaking before I mess with it right now, but I think I'll have a couple of them.
ais- i wasn't sure if there would be a place to use the stakes, but i'll bring the ones i have. several people took theirs home with them, and we gathered back up the rest. so if you took yours, bring it back if you think of it. i'll bring a marker and the plain ones and if they're useful, we'll do that, and if not, we won't worry with it. the thing is, if it's at the shelter i think it is, the parking lots are surrounded by woods and there's not much edge on which to put the stakes. but i could be wrong, and hope i am. at any rate, we'll have more time to preswap than in the past, which should be an asset. i was going to post on the details thread, so i'll do that as well. tam
I'd been waiting to see what I had left after the frost. I have from seed hollyhock , cardinal climber vine, black eyed susan vine, sad looking roma tomatoes(should perk right up), a few mortgage lifter tomatoes, scarlet runner beans (1/2gal. pot) 1 lonely pumpkin ( 5in. pot). Many cannas, -need to dig-. Forsythia. Also seeds for moonflower , hollyhocks, california wonder pepper, sweet banana pepper. I am looking for the purple verbena that everyone but me can grow,( Is that Jeanne in garner?) and datura seedlings, daffodil bulbs,(Is that dtpforu?) coreopsis and angels trumpet (Is that yotedog?). Thanks !!
Rootdigger- I read somewhere that you have the 'original' bridal wreath. By chance are you bringing any to the swap?
Ralph- I'll bring you a purple huchera. I do like hucheras, but have very limited shade and partial shade. I have 2 different purples, the lime green and a green with white markings. I have admired the mahogany colored ones.
Alicia- I'll take one of your phlox for the dogwood.
AIS - foxglove for gingko
Alicia - white butterfly ginger, purple iris, miniature black iris and white foxglove for Iris brevicaulis, Phlox divarcata, Iris tectorum and Formosa lily
Also a Zeph cutting for Old Blush cutting
Amyflora - mini iris for Kalimeris
Brenda - walking iris and purple/black passalong iris for Impatiens arguta 'Blue Dream,' pink dinner plate hibiscus and Black Cohosh.
Cutter - surprise assortment - sun shade or both?
Dana - wallflower, white malva moschata, red valerian for daylilies and garden salsa pepper
Krystol/Dogridge - verbena bonariensis, white Foxglove and white hedychium for redbud and boulders
Magick - White Beauty Berry babies
Moka Jo - Sedum assortment for dianthus caryophyllus - Carnation "Clove Drops.
Nancy - cowhorn okra seeds for crinum, lily and sedums. I have a burgandy sedum to bring you too.
Ralph - Armenian Cuke seeds
Shannon - sedums, hardy begonia, cranesbill, tansy and St John's wort for white iris, viburnum and salvias
Tammy - lamium, foxglove, H. tara and lindernia for ferns, zuke seed and cymbularia/Kennilworth Ivy
Tanya/Tietie - White Beautyberry for gardenia
Mad, happy to dig a piece of the BW for you. How about a mortgage lifter tom amd a scarlet runner bean?
Ralph, If you still have any, I'd love a small pot (or two) of your impatiens omeiana. I have 'June' hosta and one that I lost the tag to with small green heart shaped leaves/ yellowish margins. They are smallish divisions with about 3 eyes. Let me know if that or anything else on my list tempts you. -Ais.
I'm gone for 24 hrs and I felt like I was in withdrawal!! I'm like you Ais I check the board several times a day when I'm home.
Nancy, I do plan on making it to the Wake Forest market a couple of times this summer. If you are sure we are good I would love to have the aster but I'll also let you know when I am coming up and see if I have some stuff to bring. If it weren't backtracking then I probably would hit the Wake Forest market on Saturday but the other is on my way. I usually stop by after the swap.
Two more days to go!!!! Shannon/Dirtrx
Mad, ...I also have the purple homestead verbena for you. I just potted it last week but it's looking healthy.
Rootdigger, I was hankering after a piece of the BW too. Do I have anything else you want? If not just say so, because you have a lot of trades.
Alicia, yes on the BWS, I'll add it to your list. Do you have any Southern Ladyfern left? If not don't worry, I'll bring you some anyway.
Rootdigger, yes I definitely have Southern lady fern.
is anyone interested in rose of sharon rooted cuttings, these are very light pink doubles. in partial shade they are white.
Root- that would be great ! ! Thanks !
---Aislen, I would be happy to bring you 2 pots of I. omeiana for your Hosta 'June'. I am interested in any or all of the following that you list, if you see other things on my trade list that you would like for them. Viola 'Mars', Tasmanian violets, Lysimachia 'Golden Globes', native Solomon's Seal and both of the Asiatic Lilies. Some things that I still have a good supply of are the Cuban Oregano (Plectranthus), Lysimachia congestiflora 'Outback Sunset', Giant Bicolor Portulaca, Mexican Petunia (Ruella), Asclepias curassavica (Mex, Butterfly Weed) and ee's Black Magic, Illustris and Fontanesii.
Ralph, I can get you all of those (some may have to be small pots as they just started really going so you don't have to give me large plants). I'd like your Lysimachia congestiflora,Portulaca,petunia, asclepia curassavica, and EE Fontanesii (and the omeiana of course)
I knew I should have checked your list sooner, you always have great stuff! I am slammed today so I may have to dig tomorrow morning. Most of them I've already potted but forgive any if they are a little rough looking. See you tomorrow! -Ais.
Tie-tie, if it is not too late, I would love one of those Rose of Sharon cuttings. Anything you might want in trade? -amy
Amy, sounds great! I'll bring you a rose of sharon. Do you still have any phlox?
Tie-tie, I will dig up the phlox tomorrow a.m.! See you there! -amy
OK, so here's what I'm bringing, with a few novice gardener caveats. I hope I'm remembering everything!
Ralphw - bringing 2 culinary sage for 2 Portulaca. One of the sages is in really good shape, the other is a little smaller and not quite as happy with being potted up, but should perk up.
shari1332 - Christmas cactus for a Buddleia lindleyana sucker
rootdigger - 3 carnation "clove drops" for small sedums. Can't wait to see the little guys! :-)
hollyclyff - 3 carnation "clove drops" for butterfly weed
The carnations are still small, but seem pretty healthy. They were started on 3/3.
tamelask 3-4 red-to-yellow yarrow for ice plant, lemon/lime thyme, asclepias tuberosum seed
tietie 3-4 red-to-yellow yarrow for ice plant, gardenia
magick bringing 2 plugs of Irish Moss
Woodsworm 2 "Early Amethyst" beautyberry cuttings for kolanchoe
The following is a summary of my prearranged trades. If I have missed anyone or have left off something, pleae let me know asap.
# The following are prearranged special trades for the April 21st, 2007 Raleigh area swap.
# ---Nancedar; Disporum sessile 'Variegatum'& wildflower seeds &Hecherella for veggie seeds(have) and Blue-eyed Grass.
# ---BrendaEno; Caryopteris 'Sunshine Blue', Disporum sessile 'Variegatum', Heucheras (3)'Mocha Mint', 'Creme de Menthe'& Heucherella 'Strike It Rich Gold' and ? for Silver Pen, Impatiens zombensis & I. arguta, Blue Lobelia seed, cascading Fuschia cutting, Bloodroot, Salvia 'Love Child', Marigold of the Dead, if available, var. Hypericum 'Albury Purple', Tiarella 'Iron Cross', Rain Lilies, Scabiosa, Lemon Slice Hibiscus, Braveheart Malva, Salvia koyame, Tricyrtis 'Variegata and Datura seedlings.
# ---Tammy; Veronica 'Waterperry', Tiarellas 'Snowflake' and 'Chocolate Mint', Cuphea 'Batface', Colacasia 'Black Magic', Disporum sesile 'Variegatum'& Orange Mint for seed of climbing zuch., Sprite melon and Armenian cuke, Raspberry & Winebery plants, kiwi & Jujube cuttings; fragrant Nicotiana and Arbutelon 'Marion Stewart'
# ---Hollycliff/Dana; Veronica 'Waterperry & Euonymous fortunei (Winter creeper) for Pardancanda. Butterfly weed (A. tuberosa), Salvia 'Blue Hill' & tall, purple var.
# ---Dirtrix/Shannon; Asclepias curassavica/Mex. Butterfly bush/Bloodflower(5-?), Heucheras
# ---JohnB.; Giant Bicolor Portulaca(How many?), Cardinal flowers
# ---Amyflora; Impatiens omeiana for blue flowered Monarda
# ---Magick; EE/Colacasia 'Illustris' for Green & Yellow Hosta
# ---Rootdigger/Debra;White Brugs for Armenian cuke seed, crocosmia, wallflower & Evening Primrose
# ---Dellare/Adele; ? for Basella rubra (climbing spinach)
# ---Tietie/Tanya; Arum italicum, Tricyrtis, Swiss Chard for Salvia 'Hot Lips', veggie plants
# ---Moka_jo; (2)Portulaca 'Giant Bicolor' for 2 culinary sage
# ---Dogridge Two bronze fennel for purple Heuchera
# ---Ais; Impatiens omeiana, Lysimachia congestiflora 'Outback Sunset', Portulaca 'Giant Bicolor', Mexican Petunia, Asclepias curassavica & ee 'Fontanesii' for Hosta 'June', Viola 'Mars', Tasmanian violets, Lysimachia 'Golden Globes', native Solomon Seal and Asian lilies.
# ---Hightider; Cardinal flowers, Mazus reptans, ee 'fontanesii', Illustris & Black Magic, Bleeding heart, Brug 'Charles Grimaldi', Bronze Fennel and Ajuga ' Chocolate Chip' for grasses, daylilies, Hosta 'Bright Lights' and White Butterfly weed.
Ralph, we were supposed to trade Tiarella for purple muhly seed and Monarda Claire Grace.
Ralph - did you have any more of the heucherella SIR gold? Or trilliums?
---Alicia, I did pack a Tiarella for you, even though it is not on this list.
---Dana, I will bring the Heucherella and a Trillium for you. How about some daylilies in return?
---Woodsworm, I left off your Celandine poppy, but I have it also.