Sally I can bring you some lamium.
Does anyone have the hardy to zone 6 red Verbena peruviana? I really love the hardy homestead purple and would love to try this red.
Root, how about bloodroot and labuff for hardy begonia and any fern except Christmas?
Sally, happy to bring you bloodroot. Do you have anything shady?
Brenda, I have some princess lily and some Acanthus 'Bear's Breech' I could dig for you.
Thanks, Root! Anything I can bring for you?
Brenda, I'd love to take that Goodyera off your hands. I dug you some Geranium Biokovo Karmina this morning, if you're not interested in that let me know and I'll find something else. It does well for me in dry dappled shade and the deer leave it alone. I also dug you Carex siderostricta 'Variegata' that does well for me in shade without watering.
This is what I think I've got so far. Let me know if I've made any mistakes:
Alicia: Anemonella, Indigofera amblyantha, Rosa Pink Pet, and I potted up a few of those Narcissus pseudonarcissus -- For Jacob's ladder, native azalea seedlings, and short's aster if you have any more. If not I can always wait 'til they make more babies next year.
Tammy: Salvia sinoalensis for Dehlia's purple
Dana: Anemonella (from your trade list I'd be interested in Canna Panache if it's coming up yet)
Triangle John: short orange ginger and Anemonella for Haemanthus and Curcuma bulbs
Shari: I dug you a piece of 'Sulphureum' this morning if you still want to try epimediums
Rootdigger: Jade 'Gollum'
Ralph: Anemonella and I'm still waiting for Salvia West Texas Form to start growing so I can find it out in the meadow garden -- For Gaillarda and Callisia
I'm digging for the swap this afternoon and will list what I've potted up this evening.
Karen, thank you for digging that epimedium for me. Would you be interested in some Georgia aster? I haven't done my digging for the swap yet. I'll be doing that tomorrow probably since it's raining now.
Shari, I would absolutely love some Georgia aster.
John B., the folks from Pine Knot Farms were at the JCRA Arbor Fest today and I was able to get a Birds-foot Violet from them. The owner says that in their area on the NC - VA border, they have road banks covered with these violets with colors ranging from deep blue to white and some that are bi-colored.
Brenda, I would love one of the native peas, an Abelia 'Kaleidescope', Mimnulus Niger, hardy fuchia and any of the Tiarella seedlings with different leaf patterns for my S. 'Indigo Spires' and 'Mystic Spires'. Are you also interested in S. Fairy Queen and/or Texas Red? What else would you like? Which Huecherellas do you have in case I have any that you don't have?
Does anyone have any of the variegated S. elegans / Pineapple Sage that I can get a cutting of? I am also looking for the dwarf version of S. elegans called 'Honey Melon' and any S. elegans with differents scented leaves.
Sounds good, Karen and Sally.
Ralph, do you have a couple of Celandine poppy? I'm starting a new patch.
Ralph, I have a peach scented s. elegans. I'll try to get some going for you before then. I overwintered it in the basement and may be able to separate out a piece rather than a cutting. The blooms are a bit of a faded red-pinky color. If you find honey melon, I'd love to get some down the road. I had some of that many years ago and loved the scent (kept as a houseplant for a while- we were in an apt at the time). I've never seen it since, and didn't even realize it was dwarf. I also have a bunch of stuff you might be interested in. I have a fuchsia that seems to tolerate our heat well and roots easily from cuttings. I can probably get 2 or 3 cuttings. I half drowned it last year or it'd have been much bigger. It's purple & fuchsia. I have some cyclamen hederifolium babies (tiny, tiny & ready to go dormant), a spanish lavendar seedling i can pot up, some flat leaf parsley i can pot up, (but i know they don't like transplant, so no guarantees)and some kent's beauty oregano that i can probably either get a division of or some cuttings. Not sure if you'd be interested, but I have some assorted dianthus seedlings- 'fantasy mix' which is tall, ripped and very fragrant, grationapolis, and deltoides for sure, plus may have a couple others. They seeded into the drive and are a bit hard to tell apart still. I also wonder how your fruit cuttings did last year- do you want to try persimmon, jujube & kiwi again? I now have a nice healthy, hardy dwarf pomegranate i can get cuttings off of as well. We ate some of the fruit and it was good.
Things i'd be interested in would be your SIR Gold heucherella, a divvy of the geranium maculatum, a start of the hibiscus acetellosa, maybe some persicaria red dragon and tradescantea silla-something- the fuzzy one. If you bring more impatiens omeiana i'll snag some, because i'm not so sure mine made it through the drought. Last but not least, i think my pots of asclepias are coming back, but they got knocked back hard from my greenhouse freeze. Do you have seeds?
Tammy, would you be interested in trading for any of the Fantasy Mix seedlings if there is enough for me and Ralph?
Tammy, I would like to have as many of the things that you listed as you can put together including the fruit tree cuttings and the dianthus seedlings. For sure I can bring you the T. sillmontana and a couple of other Tradescantias (T. pallida 'Purpurea', T. spatheca 'Tricolor' and 'Moses in a Cradle') if you are interested. Most of my Impatiens omeiana also died, but I have enough left to bring you one. I can also bring you the Geranium maculatum 'Glen Luce'. The Huecherella 'SIR Gold' has been a little slow coming out this spring('SIR Pink Gem' looks great), but I believe that I can take an offset tomorrow. The Hibiscus acetasello has not put out any new growth yet, so it may be the end of May before I can get one to you. I can offer a couple of strikingly pretty new plants instead, Plectranthus colloids 'White Surf' and Euphorbia hybrid 'Diamond Frost'. The latter will grow into a basketball sized plant that is covered in tiny white flowers from now until frost(or longer if you take it inside). The former looks a little like 'Cuban Oregano, but the white and green colors are much brighter.
Here is a link that might be useful: Euphorbia hybrid 'Diamond Frost'
Tammy, if you'd be interested in trading for another geranium, I've got a wild form of G. maculatum that a friend sent me a few years ago. It's a dark leaf form, not quite as dark as the commercial form 'Espresso' but close, and just as pretty I think. I love to get a cutting of your fucshia if you have enough.
oh- Ralph, you're a sweetie! I meant to add the diamond frost and forgot to jot it down, so yes, i'd love some! I was loving that one last year in the plots & around about and just never managed to get some. I can do the pink heucherella instead. Please don't divvy your gold if it's not ready. I may have gotten that from you last year- i have one that fits that descript and love it. We can catch up on the hib acet later- i can always swing by the arboretum. I have moses in a boat- rhoeos (unless you have the mini form?), but can take some of the others. The plect will be nice, too, I'm sure. I can gather together as much of what i listed for you as i can (should be all of it, i think). Bear in mind the jujube and persimmon are grafted. I can bring some of the basegraft of the jujube, since it's suckered, but not the persimmon (i think they prolly grafted it on the native kind, but don't know for sure). I take it that none of the cuttings last year took? You'll have to get advice from brenda on how she rooted the kiwi vines- she's done it 2x now. I've not tried, myself. By the way, I'll have plenty of extra toms, but they are going to be pretty small- about 2 week old seedlings (got started late). They'll be hardened off. The little guys always take off like a rocket for me anyhow. I'll email you with the particulars, after i take stock. I don't grow too many big beefsteaks, but lots of the in between size (they seem to bear better for me w/the limited sun i have).
Yes, karen, I'd love to get another dark colored geranium- thanks for asking. I bought espresso for the plot last year but lost it before it got there. Right now the only perennial geraniums i have are a couple plants of sanguineum that i started from seed yrs ago, so i'm delighted. Had rozanne for a while, but she died on me. I've gotta get that one again- love the leaves and bright blue flowers. I'll see how much of the fuchsia i can get- i may have to delay that til fall for more than 1 person. It's not a hardy- just want to be sure you know that, but it has done well on my morning sun porch for 4 or 5 years. Did you ever get any more of the dianthus japonicum seedlings? If so, or instead of the fuchsia, what would you like in return? I know you like dianthus... and think i have 2 of most of those i mentioned to Ralph. Oh, if the cerinthe has set any seed, I can bring some of that too- i know you wanted to try it again. If no fresh is set yet, i have some left of last year's bounty. It keeps just fine.
oh, geez, Alicia, I totally missed your post! I'm embarrassed- I'll see if i have more than 2 of the fantasy babies (have to ck the driveway!). If not, I can keep some seed for you since it's blooming heavily again now and set viable seed last year. I find most dianthus to be really easy from seed.
Brenda, I have one Celandine Poppy in a pot that I can bring you. Several of mine died during last summer's drought, so I am limited but I plan to collect seed this summer and make sure that I get some new ones started. (In the past they have self-sowed enough to replace the ones that I gave away.)
Tammy, I was able to separate the 'Strike It Rich Gold' Heucherella so that I will have a well-rooted piece for you. The Persicaria 'Green Dragon' is still recovering from the last mild frost we had and I may not be able to get a viable cutting for a couple of weeks.
Ok, ralph. Actually i was pretty sure your list said 'red dragon'. Is that wrong? I believe i still have a green persicaria going. Thnaks for getting a SIR gold. i hope you didn't damage it.
I'm covered up in work, but i'll try to get out and see how many of the fantasy mix dianthus babies i have in the driveway tomorrow. Bad feeling the bulk of my digging will happen this weekend. I was hoping to do it early this week while the soil was soft, but got slammed today.
hey, i just thought of something. Unfortunately with messinbrink's having gone out of business, we've lost an important and great source of plant material. They were the only ones i know of who sold 'slim's orange', a short variety of hedychium coccinea that reblooms well, 2-3x a summer. I had some last year for my plot, but think it is the only ginger that didn't survive in the basement this year. Does anyone have this ginger, and would you be willing to divvy it? I have another of their exclusives, 'vanilla ice'- a more heavily variegated sport of dr. moy, and would be happy to share some when it gets big enough in exchange (maybe fall, more likely next spring since i want to use it in my plot this fall).
Tammy - karen is bringing me a short version of red or orange ginger. It was discussed last fall. I can share it after it gets established.
I have red dragon and it is due a divide.
For your fragrant theme fair plot you might consider the Aloysia that PDN is selling. Related to Lemon Verbena but gets bigger (like a Butterfly bush) with lots of blooming, smells sweet and almond-ey. I imagine they grow easily from cuttings. I bought one from the winter open house (Feb) and it is already blooming.
Tammy, you are correct. What I have is a 'Red Dragon' - Persicaria microcephala. I got it confused with the native Green Dragon, a Jack-in-the-Pulpit relative, Arisaema dracontium, which I also have. Tony Avent's talk at the Arboretum last Thursday night on the Aroid family included a mention of Green Dragon and it was still in my sub-concious. Since I may not be able to take anything from the Red Dragon for a while, would you like a start of the other Heucherella (SIR Pink Gem) instead? The 'Moses in a Cradle' that I mentioned is a new Tradescantia spathacea. The link below is indicative of it and 'Tricolor'.
Here is a link that might be useful: Pictures of Tradescantia spathacea
Tammy, if you can't get enough cuttings from your fucshia this spring don't worry about it. I'd be perfectly happy with dianthus. And since you're 'geranium-poor', I'll look and see if I can dig you any white Geranium sanguineum this weekend, too. My original plant came from PDN and has seeded true. Unfortunately I only have enough of the short orange/red ginger to make the one division this spring, but will ask my dad if he can bring me more when he comes at the end of the month. He was wanting to clear some of his out so he can probably throw it in the back of the truck (if he hasn't tossed it on his compost pile already). One man's garbage ....
I'm hoping I can tap into a major source of 'compost pile' gingers this year, via his volunteer work at a Gardens down there.
I am very interested in the upcoming swap, but I am a complete beginner, at swapping and gardening. I have a few flats of tomato seedlings going (and going pretty well so far!) - Early Girl, Cherokee Purple, and some miscellanies. I also could bring cuttings of Wandering Jew, but I am not sure whether anyone would be interested.... (?) I also have a few daffodils, a good number of seeds of various types, and a few other veggie & flower seedlings. A couple maple tree babies too.
Will anyone be bringing herbs? I would love to work out a "special trade" for some herb varieties, or a seedling fruit tree (such as Meyer lemon, any dwarf fruit tree, avocado, etc.) I am also looking for a rooted rosemary cutting. If you are interested, feel free to look at my trade page, and email me directly! Thanks!!
I look forward to meeting you all at the swap - you seem like an interesting and knowledgeable bunch!!
Karen, if you can get some leftovers from your dad- great, if not, I'll bug John later on. At least i know who's got it. I'm still hoping mine will come back, but am not optimistic, since i couldn't feel any tubers. Compost pile gingers- sounds like a good score! :) You know, I'd actually love to get some seed from your weedy corydalis (i know, that's weird). I like corydalis, and it'll fit right in seeding around in the back. I wouldn't use it up front in the less weedy part.
Ralph, that would be just fine. No worries about the persicaria- i just assumed there was a green version named green dragon. I have some of the aroid type- they are neat. The moses in a boat does look pretty- i'm guessing that's hardy here? The houseplant is gorgeous in the garden but not hardy at all. SIR pink sounds great. You're very generous.
So, John, i'll bug you for the slim's orange later and maybe a divvy of your persicaria. I will check into the aloysia, prolly at the spring open house. Maybe i'll look at yours first. Does it do part shade ok? Whatchoo want? I still owe you a bunch of stuff.
Welcome Blue ivy! Beginners welcome- bring whatever you want- it'll go, happily. Not so sure you'll find a seedling fruit tree- most dwarfs are grafted. I have a bunch, but haven't found seedlings from anything but my poncirus 'flying dragon'. Some folks have tried cuttings from my stuff, but i don't know if anything other than the kiwi's taken root. Avocados are easy easy to start from seed, but they rarely, if ever, bear fruit in a pot. There are dwarf varieties available, but they aren't cheap and are hard to find. I can send you a link of a place in Fla if you're interested. I have about 3 kinds of rosemary, and would be happy to give you some to root, but they won't be rooted since it's too close to the swap now. I've got lost of different kinds of herbs- let me know what you're looking for and i can probably bring divvies or cuttings.
Tammy, If you're needing them for your fragrant plot I can see what gingers are ready to divide once they come up. Can get them to you later. I think you already have Tara, not sure what else.
I actually am fairly good for gingers for the plot. I have enough white to divide this year and put it there, i have tahaitian flame, dancing geisha globba, vanilla ice, coccinea, and tara (if i choose to use her i'll have to dig her up, which i probably won't since she's still small). If i can get the short red for this year, i'll probably use it in the plot, but otherwise i just want that one for me. I love the color and the fact it reblooms so well. I may shoot for some shorter types like curcumas, shells or something, but i think i'm good for the tall ones, unless you have an extra apricot colored one. Thanks!
Ralph, Alicia and Karen- i checked on the dianthus this morn. I have 1 maiden pink (deltoides), 2 that i'm fairly certain are fantasy mix, and lots of what i'm not sure are the fantasy mix and/or amurensis. Possibly a cross. I'm leaning a bit towards the fantasy because i know i laid those seedheads down and they'd have had lots of time to germ & get to a nice size, whereas the amurensis should be a good bit smaller. My problem is they all grow close together in a row. I didn't see any of the distinctive grey of the grats anywhere close to them so i don't think i do have those. Pretty sure i did last fall but the leaves sitting there killed some of the babes. I know the 'mrs. sinkins' only comes from seed occasionally, so i doubt any are that and they didn't look like it. Could be in the parentage of some of the possible crosses- who knows. I'll pot up the maiden pink and 3 or so of the mixed for you Ralph, and try and get at least 2 (1 more grey 1 more green) of the mixed for each of you, Alicia and Karen. If any of you wants to try to root a slip, i can bring one of any of the types. I know 'mrs. sinkins' doesn't root worth a darn.
Karen, i looked at my fuchsia today and i may be able to get you a short cutting or 2, and the plan to get your more later for the fall swap. it needs trimmed anyhow since it's a bit leggy.
hey guys- just started the food thread over on the conversations board.
Tammy, do you have either of the Salvia 'Lipstick' or Geranium 'Chocolate Mint Geranium left?
Magick, I am interested in your Mickey Mouse ee if you have any left that you would be willing to trade for something else of mine.
Karen, do I have anything else that I can trade for a Salvia sinaloensis (plant or cutting)? Is yours the pure blue-flowered form?
Dana, which Tiarellas, Huecheras or Huecherellas do you have? Are you interested in trading an off-set from any of them for some of mine if we have different ones? I am also interested in a start of a couple of your striped cannas if I have anything that you would like for them.
Ais, how are the Knautica seedlings doing? Will you have any ready to trade? If so, let me know what you would like for one.
Thanks for your response! I would love to swap with you for some rosemary (whichever kind is easiest to grow, perhaps? or whichever tastes best?) and would appreciate the site link to which you referred. I am interested in cuttings/ divisions from most herbs, but am particularly looking for thyme(s) and mint(s). Open to others too! I want to work out a fair trade though, so hopefully I can find some things to interest you too, although I am sorry to say I don't have anything listed under your "wants" on your trade page. Have I listed anything above or on my trade page that you could use?
I've already promise the Mickey Mouse EE that I have. I'm sure I'll get some pups over the season though. I'll set one aside for you (and one for Elsie) as they come up.
Ralph, yes i have a bunch of lipstick and another red salvia that i'm not sure which it is rooting. Since they've been in for a good month or more i'm sure they're rooted. I'll have to pot them up since i did them in a flat, but was planning to bring them anyhow. I only have the one choclate mint geranium cutting, and since that's brenda's from last fall swap, i can't pass that on. I'll try & get you a piece sometime this summer. Not sure yet whether brenda's will root, but it's still alive, so that's a good sign.
Blue ivy, please don't worry about it- I'm happy to get you going. I have more than enough to share. I have orange mint, mountain mint, variegated peppermint, chocolate mint, water mint and spearmint that i could get you a piece or cutting of. let me know which ones you'd like. I can just bring cuttings of the various rosemaries and you can taste them or just try them all and decide later. I actually don't use it that much in cooking because it's so strong. I have caraway thyme (creeper), lemon thyme (pretty sure it's still going), culinary thyme and maybe 1 or 2 more i can take divvy's or cuttings of.
Ralph, the knautia are doing great. They are still small (1"-2"), but I divided them into 8 small "cups" of 2-4 and they are growing well. I can bring you a couple of them. Do you have any more galliarda?
Tammy, how did yours do? I can bring you a couple of them too if you want.
Ais, I can bring you a Galliarda 'Arizona Sun' (or two?) for Knautia.
Tammy, I would love to have the Salvias you are rooting even if they are still in need of TLC.
Ralph, I'm pretty sure I can dig you some Salvia sinaloensis. I've seen a few with cultivar names in the past year or two, but they've all looked the same to me. Mine is just plain old sinaloensis -- flowers are deep, bright blue with white bee guides. You have plenty listed that I want, but since it's looking like the 'West Texas Form' will have to wait for fall you don't really need to add anything else. If you're inclined, though, I'd love a Salvia farinacea 'Fairy Queen', or let me know what else I could bring you in trade for it. I finally potted up my Brillantaisia subulugarica cuttings if you're interested. I've also got suckers potted from Spirea 'Beryl Road' and (if they perk up before the swap) some from a unnamed dark leaved Cotinus. I'm also bringing a division of Iris fulva, a piece of a Louisiana iris with big purple flowers (no cultivar name), and Iris sibirica Shaker's Prayer.
Tammy, if I bring you any corydalis it'll have to come with a 'black box warning' on it. I can't emphasize enough how prolific this thing is, and it's pretty, so it will get way out of hand before you get ticked off enough to start pulling it out.
Blue ivy - I have a rooted Wisteria vine (can be trained as a tree) if you are interested.
Everyone - I also have:
one variegated confederate jasmine
small well rooted weeping willow cuttings
a 5 or 6 yr old Climbing Red Rose Plant (cut back to move)
Tammy, I forgot to add that I found you one of last years Dianthus japonicus seedlings in a pot in the garage garden.
Great, Karen! I understand about black box warning- magick should be saying the same about that wisteria! I've given away my share of thugs, too, so i'm just as guilty.
Ralph, you got it. I can give you some of both if you'd like. Maybe once it blooms you can give me an ID! I think they're probably well rooted- every time i've done those salvias they root super fast.
I found 2 rooted plants of Rozette Delizy, if anyone's interested. They're small, but seem to be rooted in well. I just shoved trimmings from the fall garden in the ground and they have new growth. Alicia, unless somebody else wants 'new dawn' i intend to give you the whole pot, which is about 10 cuttings, & most of them have new growth (same deal as the rozzete, 'cept i did it in a handy pot). I certainly don't need more of it- LOL
Ralph - do you have heuchera "Creme Brule"? I've also got "Dale's Strain" and heucherella "Dayglow Pink" and native heuchera. Aside from what I got from you last year, I can't find anything else. The voles have really done a number on my garden this winter and I may have lost my others. Which striped canna were you interested in?
Speaking of cannas and voles - Magick - Stuttgart hasn't come up yet and there are vole tunnels all around the area. I'm afraid it may be gone. I dug around a bit and didn't find anything. Sometimes I have bits of it come up on the other side of the fence where the dogs are. The voles are too smart to go over there, so I'm still hoping.
Tammy - You are absolutely right! I should've been clear - I would only recommend training as a standard/tree - and in a pot at that! I obtained these while clearing the monster vine from around my mailbox. Trashed most, but two of the thicker, well rooted vines looked good for training, so I potted them up. I'll be keeping one - in a pot.
Hollyclyff - no worries on the Stuttgart - I have plenty of the Bengal Tiger. At some point I'd love to see how Stuttgart would do potted up on my bright, dappled shade deck. Who can resist that foliage?
Tammy that sounds good. I'd like to swap for one of those Rosette Delizzy -- I've got one but it's got a lot of canker. It'll probably pull out of it but looks like a one cane wonder presently.
Karen, I will be glad to bring you a Salvia 'Fairy Queen' They are just beginning to put on new growth. I looked up Brillantaisia subulugarica in Dave's Garden, but the ones pictured had no flowers, but I am interested. Have you seen the flowers on B. ulugarica? They are amazing, so if subulugarica is even close, I look forward to its flowering.
Dana, I have several Heucheras - Dolce Creme Brulee & Peach Melba which look very similar, Dolce Key Lime Pie and Dolce Mocha Mint and Venus plus a couple of purple leaf varieties that I seem to have lost the labels for. I lost my Dale's Strain last summer. All of the above except Mocha Mint can probably have offsets taken if you are interested in any. I have a couple of offsets already potted up of Heucherella Strike It Rich Gold & S.I.R. Pink Gem. I have one of your Canna 'Bengal Tiger'. Any of the others you list would be of interest.
Tammy, I'd love a Rozette Delizy if you still have an extra?
Brenda that's fine.
Tamelask - I have an idea for a fairer trade.... Since you live at least somewhat nearby, I can offer you a couple hours as a weeder/ general garden slave, maybe? What do you think? That way I am not reduced to practically stealing all those great cuttings from you, and you get something worthwhile! I must warn you I am not all that strong (my boyfriend likes to pick on me for being a little on the "delicate" side with the shovel) but I do have two hands! And to add to my illustrious credentials, I am not afraid of dirt or hard work. : ) Or I can give you some kind of "raincheck" and repay the kindness with hopefully something nice I can grow for you before the NEXT swap. : ) But yes, I would be interested in any of the cuttings/ divisions you listed. I'm pretty excited about them!
Magick - Thanks for the offer! Please check out my trade list (mostly seeds to offer) or the small list above in this thread (tomato seedlings, etc.), and see if anything interests you! Unfortunately, I do not have anything from your "wants" list. : ( Hopefully you can find something you can use!
It's nice of you guys to be so welcoming to a newbie!
Blue Ivy - I'm happy to share! Last spring was my first swap and i was over-whelmed by the generosity of this group. I, too, had very few plants to offer. After only two swaps (and a bad e-bay habit) I am well on my way. So instead of bringing me something in exchange, just help me by taking my excesses & once you get going, I'm sure you'll have stuff that you'll be happy to share with newbies that don't have a plant to share.
Ralph, here's a photo of B. subulugarica flowers. I always have trouble googling it because it's so d___ hard to spell.
Here is a link that might be useful: Brillantaisia subulugarica
Karen, here is the picture of the B. ulugurica for comparison. In this picture, the flowers look incredible.
Here is a link that might be useful: Brillantaisia ulugurica flowers
Ralph, here are two more species. I'm feeling a need to take a walk over to the Duke Greenhouses and see if I can track them down.
Here is a link that might be useful: more brillantaisia species
Tammy, can we trade for a start of your chocolate mint and spearmint?
Alicia - if she doesn't, I have some chocolate mint potted up. I started some way back when the chocolate theme garden thread was going on. I figured someone would want some at the swap.
Ralph, Would you like some some of my "Dale's Strain"? I noticed that my canna, "Tropicanna" is coming up - would you be interested in that one.
Hello fellow swappers!
I am offering my beautiful ivy for special trade of a house plant. I planted this ivy exactly 5 years ago when I bought my townhouse and now that we're contemplating a move, my husband says it should go. I'd rather give it to someone who will love it as I have, than throw it away! This makes me sad, but I know one of you will love it. I can only take house plants now (one of the reasons we're moving is to have a yard!!)
Ok, here's what we're talking about: We have 2 columns at our front door and the ivy's are planted at the base of each. They have now grown all the way to the top, about 7 feet. The columns are about 1 foot on all sides and are square, so there is a lot of length here. I've trained them to go diagonally up and around, so each side has about 4 loops and is about to take off and grow like crazy for the spring/summer. There are 3-4 very long vines on each. Very hardy, even in the drought.
So... if anyone wants to pry these babies from my hands, (ha ha! lot's of sentimental value here...) I'd love to give them a new home.
I'll take a houseplant for trade and any encouraging/supportive words would be appreciated as well. I'm usually not so sappy about a plant!
I've been meaning to take a picture, but haven't yet. Let me know if you're interested!
SORRY SO LONG!
Dana, yes to both the Heuchera(ella?) and the Canna.
Karen, are the greenhouses at duke ever open to the public?
Lainey, let us know when you get your yard. There are a lot of us who like to share plants and would be able to help you when you start planting it. Re the ivy: Do you know what kind it is or could you describe it. Hopefully, someone in the Charlotte area can find a home for it.
OK Ralph, if you can get a piece of your Key Lime Pie and Venus for me, I'd like those. If not, I'll look back at your list and find something else. Just let me know. I'll get these two ready for you.
Magick - it's not looking good for Stuttgart. I dug around and only found one tiny piece of it with one eye and two little roots. Unless I find more in the next week, I'm afraid that one's a no go right now. Darn voles! They've never bothered my cannas before. Is there anything else you would like as a backup?
Hollyclyff - If you have any extra canna 'Striped Beauty', or an extra musa 'Basjoo' (the one I got at the fall swap melted in the ground over winter) - I'd be thrilled with either one of those, although I feel like we'd be lop-sided. If there's anything else I can bring you, let me know.
Anyone want any Canna musafolia? Mine could use thinned a bit.
Sally, If you want to thin the C."Musafolia' I can try to get you a piece of my Canna 'Panache'. The clump is not large yet but I need to move it to a spot I can see it better because the flowers are so pretty.
Sally I'd be interested in some of the Canna Musafolia too.
Sally I looked at your trade list and I don't think I have anything on your list -- is there anything else you're looking for?
John thanks for the offer of the mint. What would you like to swap for?
Shari, I would LOVE a start of 'Panache'!
Alicia, I need some columbine, woodland poppy, (anything shady, really) and I love the salvias. Let me know what you have available; I am easily pleased!
Alicia - I'll pretty much take anything. Since I am not selling plants this year I've decided to plant everything I have in my yard (I'm frantically making new beds to accomodate this undertaking). I grow a LOT of plants so this is a big job. I am not one of those gardeners that only wants ONE of each, instead I grow things in clusters. That's why you'll see me at swaps taking home some of the most basic plants - I'm not picky. I like things that bloom, do well in part sun, that over winter well (in the ground or potted up in a hoophouse kept just above freezing). I also like natives - but they tend to get lost in my woods. I also like to recieve rooted cuttings from something you grow. I have this great Spirea bush that was just a tiny cuttings when Rootdigger traded me for it years ago. It took a while to fill out but it is one of my favorites. I am a patient gardener - things don't have to be flashy or full sized to please me.
Ralph - While moving some beds around, I came across an extra Mickey Mouse EE. I'd love to try some of your Heuchera Dolce Creme Brulee if you have any extra.
Magick, I will go out and pot up a piece of Heucherea 'Dolce Creme Brulee' asap.
Dana, I have a Canna 'Bengal Tiger' from last year. Do you have any other striped Cannas?
Does anyone have any balloon flower? I would love to have some, especially some doubles.
Ralph, I've wandered through the Duke Greenhouses a few times, probably in what they call the 'Teaching Collection' rather than the research areas. It was over by the Phytotron, behind the Biology building. I haven't been over there since last year, though, and I understand that they had plans to move the teaching collection to the new greenhouses at the Duke Gardens. Part of my motivation last year was that a friend told me they discarded plants (or pieces of) on a bench near the front door, and it was a good place to pick up cuttings of obscure things. I never did hit such a bounty, but it was still fun to walk through. On the Biology Dept website they still invite people to come visit, but you would have to call ahead to find out when and where that is now. I'll try to find the link later and post it. BTW, I would love to find a trade for your Hesperaloe campanulata (do you have divisions or just seed?), and also Colocasia Black Magic. I didn't get my Black Magic through the winter this year. I've got a very cool species Hippeastrum I could give you offsets from. It needs to come in during the winter (store it dry in the pot), but that doesn't seem like a problem for you. It's Hippeastrum blossfeldiae. Let me know if you'd be interested.
Here is a link that might be useful: Hippeastrum blossfeldiae
Ralph, just the Tropicanna. I had Striped Beauty, but I gave it all away last year because it didn't perform well for me and never looked as good as the pictures.
Magick, You are going to think I just don't want to bring you anything, but as I just told Ralph, I don't have Striped Beauty anymore (I'm not very good about updating my lists, I know) and I checked my basjoo and I'm not sure I'll have a pup in time for next weekend. All that's up right now are the big stalks. None of the little pups have started to come up yet. I'll look around tomorrow if it's not raining and see what other variegated plants I might have.
Karen, I have Panache for you.
Hollyclyff - please don't worry about it! I rooted way more weeping willows than I could ever want (I really only want one). I would've felt a bit guilty trading for anything nice anyway!
Magick I have that basjoo for ya.
Thanks Root - hopefully I won't melt this one ;)
I have excess of itsy seedlings of Campanula latifolia and one small division of Brunnera (plain green leaf). This Brunnera has been surprisingly rugged for me, reseeding nearby out in the dry clay woods.
(I have Jack Frost too, but it just sits year after year at same darn size.)
Magick, I checked this morning for variegated plants and I have toad lily "Lightening Strike" if you need any of that.
Brenda, I'm very interested in your Brunnera.
Wow- get busy & go away for a couple days and this thread takes off!! Ya'll been busy!
Brenda- I'd be interested in the brunnera as well. I bought some of the jack frost last year and was thrilled to see it made it through the drought. But dry shade w/clay is my style! What would you like? the choco mint geranium still is perky, so i'm hoping it's rooting.
Alicia- I'd have been happy to give you choc mint, but if john has it already potted that's fine, too. I can get you a smallish divvy of the spearmint. They're still in the sugar cubes, so they'll be wanting to bust out soon anyhow. I can maybe get you more then.
Deb- gotcha down for the other rozette. Did you get any of the motherwort going?
Blue ivy- what magick said- don't worry about it. If you really wanna come over you can, but i'll probably just load you up with more extras. Your bad choice to make - hah hah! I got a lot of help from my mentor when i started in the form of advice, cuttings and divvy's and like to pass it along. We can chat about it at the swap.
Karen- I'd love to try the brillantaisia subulugarica if you have extra- what can i bring you in exchange? It sure is purty.
Magick- be happy to bring you some of the schizandra. Mine's getting berries if it doesn't freeze!
Does anyone want me to bring some bagged up periwinkle if i have time to dig some? I'm still trying to get rid of a big patch of it. If nobody asks and i don't have time, i may skip digging it. Looks like i should get some time to dig this coming week, which is good, because i haven't gotten hardly anything ready since i've been so swamped with work. So it'll all be freshly dug stuff, maybe a bit wilty, but at least the soil moisture is good right now, and the plants should be healthy.
forgot to ask if anybody has any stroblianthus they could share? I lost mine in the 'great greenhouse freeze'. ;)
Dana - toad lily "Lightening Strike" would be wonderful!!
Tammy - I'd love some schizandra, thanks!
OK, found another baby brunnera, so trades for both Tammy and Karen. I also have some rooted 'Lovechild ' if anyone doesn't already have it. Also 'Lipstick' and 'Maraschino' - "Lovechild"'s amorous parents.
This is what I've got to date.
Brenda: Geranium Biokovo Karmina, Carex siderostricta 'Variegata'
-- For Goodyera, Brunnera, Fucshia
Alicia: Anemonella, Indigofera amblyantha, Rosa Pink Pet, Narcissus pseudonarcissus,
-- For Jacob's ladder, native azalea seedlings, short's aster. Do you by any chance have any suckers or seedlings of our native R. periclyminoides? It's my husband's favorite plant and I told him I would try to swap for some this spring.
Tammy: Salvia sinoalensis, Brillantaisia, Dianthus japonicus, Geranium maculatum
-- For Dehlia's purple, dianthus seedlings. Let me know if you also want the Geranium sanguineum album. I dug a small piece, but if you don't want it I'll throw it in the general swap. And once again, in the interest of truly informed consent, this is what Pamela Harper has to say about the corydalis, in her book Time Tested Plants: 30 years in a 4-season garden: "The biggest menace ... I greeted its pink flowers and finely cut foliage with excitement in the first year, then cussed myself for the next two years before I finally rid myself of this pernicious weed." Can you tell I'm trying to dissuade you? I've been digging all mine out this winter, but now it's blooming and it's pretty and it's hard to stick to my guns, even though I know I'll be sorry next year. I'll bring you some plants to the swap if you still want them after all my gloom and doom.
-- For Canna Panache
Triangle John: short orange ginger, Anemonella
-- for Haemanthus and Curcuma bulbs. Are you still planning on dividing your Red Dragon? I lost mine a few years ago and would love to find some to start over with.
Shari: Epimediums 'Sulphureum' and ?'Frohnleiten' (the question mark is because I'm not sure of the ID on that one)
--For Georgia aster
Rootdigger: Jade 'Gollum'
Ralph: Anemonella, Salvia sinoalensis, Brillantaisia
-- For Gaillarda, Callisia, Salvia Fairy Queen. Do you still have any Euphorbia Diamond Frost to trade? I'd be interested.
I'd also be interested if anyone has any abutilons that I don't already have (current list is Voodoo, Canary Bird, Little Imp). In particular, I lost some of the variegated leaved ones I got at last years swap.
Karen, I can bring you an Euphorbia hybrid 'Jack Frost', ee's Black Magic (and Fontanesii, too, if you are interested), plus Hesperaloe seed. I am just now getting around to planting it. I would like to try growing Hippeastrum - and do you have any other salvias that we have not discussed? A S. mexicana later, perhaps?
Sally, would you be interested in an Eastern columbine or do you want a different one?
This is what I have for trades so far. Let me know if I missed anything. Tammy, I have a Mermaid cutting that I put in the ground over the winter that has rooted. I'll leave it there until it starts growing and then pot it up in case you need it.
Ais: Eastern Gray beardtongue, Short's aster, and white crinum for Clematis HF Young, mini-gardenia, and daylily Lion in Winter.
Tammy: Jacob's ladder, Small's beardtongue, Smooth beardtongue, Osmanthus cuttings, Devoniensis rose cuttings, Mutabilis rose cuttings, Mermaid rose cuttings, Pale-flowering Eastern columbine, Viola palmata and Jesse's Song iris for New Dawn rose, Fantin Latour cuttings, hellebore seedlings, Fantasy Mix dianthus, Campanula Cherry Bells x, creeping jenny, blue violet and spearmint.
Karen: Jacob's ladder, Florida azalea seedlings and Short's aster for Rose Pink Pet, Narcissus pseudonarcissus, Amenonella and Indigofera amblyantha.
Brenda: columbine and alumroot for fuschia and bloodroot.
Sally: E. columbine or other shade plant or salvia for Canna Musifolia.
TriangleJohn: ? for chocolate mint
The following is a summary of my special trades to date for the April 19th Raleigh area Plant Swap. Please let me know if I have left out anyone or anything that we have discussed.
# SPECIAL TRADES FOR April 19th
# ---Tietie - Has various tomato plants and Hoya for my 'Black Krim' tomato plants and SIR Huecherellas.
# ---Elsiefay - Has Squash plts, Dbl Portulaca seed, Salvia 'Black Knight' & Tiger Grass for my salvias, lantanas, Bicolor Portulaca and miscel vines.
# ---Woodsworm - Has Trillium for my Impatiens arguta and blue woods phlox.
# ---Carla - Has hardy Fuchsia, sun coleus, 'Envy' zinnia, Mex. sunflowers and possibly var. Abutilon for my Mex Butterfly weed, Giant Bicolor Portulaca and ?
# ---Rootdigger - Has Desert Primrose, Chilean Glory Flower, Rumex/Bloody dock, Brugs, etc for my ee 'Black Magic', Mexican Bush Sage, Spearment, Pandora Vine, Clerodendrum ugandense, Pineapple Guava (and Hibiscus acetasello, when available).
# ---Brenda - Has Abelia 'Kaleidescope', Mimulus niger, Tiarella seedlings and ? for my Salvia 'Indigo Spires', Celandine Poppy and ? (possibly Salvia 'Fairy Queen, variegated Lantana 'Samantha', and other shade plants.)
# ---Karen - Has Anemonella thalactoides, and possibly Salvia West Texas form (and / or Salvia sinaloensis), Hippeastrum (and other Salvia?) for my Callisia and Gaillarda 'Arizona Sun' and Hesperaloe seed, Euphorbia 'Diamond Frost' and Colocasia 'Black Magic (and Fontanesii?)
# ---Magick - Has white Beauty Berry, Moss Sedum, Hostas 'Angel Feathers' and Yellow Splash rim' for my Arum Italicum, 'Brandy Boy' tomatoes, 'Variegata' Tricyrtis, Hosta 'Lemon Lime'. Possible trade for Mickey Mouse ee?
# ---Aisgecko - Has Geranium for my Geranium 'Glen Luce' & Knautia for my Galliarda 'Arizona Sun'.
# ---Sally - Has Candy Lily seedlings, possibly I. arguta &/or Salvia 'Jamie' for Trillium w/Celandine Poppy, Tricyrtis 'Samurai' & 'Variegata' & miscel other shade plants.
# ---Tammy - Has Sungold & other vars.of tomato for my Gold Gem; has Salvia elegans/Peach, fuchsia, hardy Cyclamen seedlings. Spanish Lavender seedling, Flat-leaf Parsley, Kent's beauty Oregano, Dianthus seedlings, fruit tree cuttings and Salvia Lipstick for Huecherella 'SIR Gold' and 'SIR Pink', Tradescantia sillamonte & other T.'s, Impatiens omeiana, Asclepias currasavica, Euphorbia 'Diamond frost' and Plectranthus 'White Surf'.
Karen, I don't have any extra Pinxterflower now, but I do have that plant and may have something next spring to trade. My Iris kochii bloomed this spring and so I should be able to dig some this fall if you're interested.
John, how would you feel about Iris brevicaulis?
Ralph, where are do we stand on a trade? I'm not on your list. I have you down for Tropicanna canna and "Dale's Strain" heuchera.
Let me know if not correct:
Special Trades-April 19
Ais: fuchsia ÂSanihanfÂ, for polygonatum 'humile'
Alicia: fuchsia ÂSanihanfÂ and bloodroot, for heucherella and columbine
Tammy: Brunnera(dig sourwood baby for next time; all your kiwi cuttings rooted and sprouted!)
Karen, fuchsia ÂSanihanfÂ, Brunnera, and bloodroot/goodyera, for Geranium Biokovo Karmina and Carex siderostrica 'Variegata'
Ralph: Celandine Poppy, Indigo Spires' and 'Mystic Spires' salvia, for Mimulus niger, fuchsia, ÂKaliedescopeÂ Abelia, Tiarella seedling
Rootdigger: bloodroot and labuff,for hardy begonia and fern
Sally keithrnjd: 2 x Bloodroot, for princess lily and ananthus
ElsieFay: fuchsia ÂSanihanfÂ for ?
Alicia, I'd love to get Iris kochii in the fall. I took notes after you posted photos of it (then lost them, as I generally do). And if you've got enough I. brevicaulis after John weighs in, I'd be interested in that, too. Since we're talking species irises, I'll go out tomorrow evening and see if I can pry a division out of Iris lazica for you, if you'd be interested in that one.
Ralph, the only other salvias I've got potted up are Salvia puberala (can't remember if it's El Butano or Hidalgo form) and I found a cutting from last fall of Salvia greggii 'Flame'. The cutting is small above ground, but should have decent roots. I also found a cutting of Salvia gravida, which is tender but reportedly spectacular in bloom (would have to bloom during winter in a greenhouse here), but I need to see if the parent plant is still alive before I promise it. I also checked my patch of Salvia blepharophylla, and it's up enough that I think I could dig a piece from that. I can't remember which cultivar it is, but this one's been hardy for me for at least 5 years now. The rest sounds great, but I've got Fontanesii in the garage so don't need that one. The main clump of West Texas is coming up, but I still can't find the seedlings, so I think that will have to wait until fall.
Alicia, I'd like ANY kind of columbine! ;-)
Karen Iris lazica sounds great. I have plenty of Iris brevicaulis.
Dana, I knew that I was missing someone and perhaps some parts of agreed trades, that's why I posted my list. I do have a Huechera 'Dolce Creme Brulee' and a Huecherella 'Strike It Rich gold' for your Heuchera 'Dales Strain' and Canna 'Tropicana'.. Would it be possible to get a small rooted piece of your pink Huecherella for my pink Huecherella 'Strike It Rich Pink Gem'? If I have anything else you would like, let me know.
Hey Alicia, I think I have some mismarked possumhaws (sp?) from last falls swap? I think you came back later and told us what they were but I can't find the old post or my notes.
Ralph, I took cuttings from both I. arguta and Salvia 'Jamie' yesterday. The one from the salvia was a hard wood cutting. I have never rooted one this way, so we shall see. I can get another one later in the year after the plant leafs out good if this one fails.
Ralph, it was Key Lime Pie and Venus that I was interested in if that's possible. I already have Creme Brulee and SIR Gold. I can get you a piece of the pink heucherella too, no problem.
Deborah those are hawthorns.
Ralph - I think the Dolce Creme Brulee is for me.
Here's what I have so far -
Special trades for Spring '08 Swap:
Toad Lily "Lightening Strike"
Pussy Willow Cuttings
Mickey Mouse EE
White Beauty Berry
Brandy Boy Tomato
Toad Lily 'Variegata'
Hosta ÂLemon LimeÂ
Heuchera Dolce CrÃ¨me Brulee
White Beauty Berry
Hosta ÂAngel FeathersÂ
Hosta ÂYellow Splash RimÂ
Mickey Mouse EE
Mickey Mouse EE
Vari. Gardenia Cuttings
Ok, Karen- i got it. I'd still like to try a little bit- perhaps i'll keep it confined in a pot in the greenhouse or something. I'd love the sanguineum alba, but we're lopsided as it is. What else would you like?
Does anyone have the burgundy van houtii? Finally bought it after lusting after it for years and then I lost that in the freeze, too.
Here's my trade list- please let me know if we're trading something i left off: (if there's a question mark it means i'm not sure if you want it, i have enough, or if you're bringing it)
Karen- dehlia's purple, dianthus, cerinthe seed? fuchsia cuttings?
for passiflora lutea (later), salvia sino, geranium maculatum, brillantaisia subulugarica, corydalis, dianthus japonicus
Magick/tammy- whole mock orange bush, strawberries, schizandron for white berried beautyberry, moss/sedum,
Dana- g for bottlebrush buckeye
Alicia- sib iris seed, 'new dawn', purple violets, fantin latour cuttings, hellebore seedlings, dianthus 'fantasy', campanula x, rosette delizzy, gold creeping jenny, spearmint
for parsley leafed hawthorne?, pens. smallii & smooth, jacob's ladder, osmanthus cuttings, viola palmata, r. mutabilus & devoniensis cuttings, light a. cana, jesse's song iris
Ralph- sungold toms, + bigger ones, peach sage, fuchsia cuttings, cyclamen babies, spanish lav, flat leaf parsley, kent's beauty oregano, assorted dianthus seedlings, persimmon, jujube, dw pomegranate, kiwi cuttings, Lipstick salvia
for gold gem tom, geranium maculatum, SIR gold heucherella, SIR pink heucherella, hib acet (later), tradescantia(sillo, pallida, spateca, moses), plect colloids, euphorb 'diamond frost'
Ais-hellebores, larkspur seed for knautia
Brenda- choc mint geranium for sourwood (next round), brunnera (yay for the kiwis!)
Deb/root- NJ tea?, rozette delizzy for leonitus (motherwort)
Blue Ivy- mints, thymes
Tammy, I seem to always be a step too late when you post things I'd like (just barely missed out on the Rozette Delizzy), but if you have any left I'd love some Cyclamen seedlings. I also remember that you've had our native coral honeysuckle in the past, which is something else I'm looking for. The cerinthe seeds would be great, but I'll pass on the fucshia cuttings if they're not rooted yet and wait until fall. Or if you want, I'd be happy with 'dealer's choice', which is what I seem to have imposed on Brenda.
Wednesday will be my big "get my act together" day! Hopefully I won't leave anybody out (a perennial mistake) come swap day.
Karen - I should have some Red Dragon Persicaria. I have multiple clumps. It ain't happy where I have it now so I plan on digging it up and dividing it and replanting in better spots. One of my clumps throws sports that have a broad silver patch but I don't remember which clump does it.
Alicia - Iris is great! Lately I have been growing iris and iris relatives by seed (slow and tedious process). It would be nice to have a plant for a change.
Tammy (Tamelask) - I have a Strobilanthes but it is ragged. When I overwinter them in my hoopy they revert to a blooming stage which doesn't leave until fall. In this stage they don't get purple, don't grow big leaves, stay stunted and bloom and bloom and bloom. I can't guarantee that any of my plants won't be under this influence. I am going to try a hard pruning to snap them out of it - hope it works.
I have some abandoned trees in pots that will be coming to the swap. These are large privets (variegated), some sort of silver leaf olive thingy, some sort of willow (not weeping), some rose of sharon (white). I want nothing in exchange - I just don't want to water them anymore.
Karen I will take cuttings of Rosette Delizzy this summer and try to root them for you. Mine looks too beat up to try anything like that right now but it may grow out of it the way it did last year.
Tammy I haven't forgotten about the Parsley-leaf Hawthorn. I don't think any of germinated yet so we'll probably need to wait until fall unless you just want the pot with the berries in it. Either way is fine with me. I always have a pot ghetto to look after. :)
Cool! Thanks Alicia, I apreciate that info. Did you ever get the possamhaw or wintersweet?
Karen- sure, i can bring you some cyclamen babies. They are super tiny, though. I started a bunch of coral honeysuckle from seed last fall and will be bringing those babies, 2 to a pot, so i'll set the nicest pot aside for you. I was pleased at how easy they are from seed. The fuchsia will be fresh cuttings, the morning of. they root quite easily- i'm forever pinching that one and sticking it back into the same pot to get it bushy, and most seem to root. It's up to you- i can root some over the summer for you, or i can bring a couple fresh cuttings. It won't be much- I think i should be able to get 5 cuttings, and plan to give ralph 3, so 2 for you. It was getting really nice & bushy when i nearly drowned it via neglect last year (it was under an eave that dumped water, and the drain holes got blocked). That's what killed my impatiens zombensis that was in the same pot, happy as a clam. I'm an idiot. Now i have the blue one (arguta?) from brenda in there w/the fuchsia and it's happy happy. I can double check- I may actually have 1 more tiny start of rozette. I was embarrassed- some of them are so small i didn't include them, and a couple haven't rooted yet.
Alicia, don't worry about the parsley leafed hawthorne- i'll get it in the fall. You're more likely than me to keep the pot watered, so i'd rather you kept the seeds. :) I have a perma-pot ghetto, (or 2 or 3, truth told), too! I need a 12 step program...
John, I've had strob. do that before. I'll try it, and see if it snaps out of it if i plant it outside.
I'm bringing a few pots of strawberry guava and some extras of the coral honeysuckle seedlings if anyone wants to call them. I also have 4 or 5 pots of red cascade, rooted, new dawn, rooted, lipstick and another red salvia, rooted. I can get some iris cristata if anyone wants some- my patch is ever expanding. Looks like i'll have 1.5 flats of hellebore hybridus seedlings this go round. Not as many because i collected a lot of the seed last year (then let it dry out- d'oh!).
Magic, I added the Heuchera 'Dolce Creme Brulee' to your list.
Dana, I have dug your H. 'Key Lime Pie', 'Venus, Huecherella 'Strike It Rich Pink Gem' and have a H. Harvest Silver' for you also if you want it. The latter and Venus are similar, but Harvest Silver has smaller leaves and is a more compact plant. These offsets are large for the amount of root I was able to get with them, so you will need to give them special TLC for a week or two.
Tammy, my list of plants for you includes Impatiens omeiana & Asclepias currasavica.
Karen, do you have Salvia 'Red Texas'? If not, I have one for you if you would like it.
Tammy, I would love some iris cristata! Let me know what I can bring for you. ;-)
Deborah, I still don't have possamhaw or an extra wintersweet. I'll check tomorrow to see if the seedling I had last year survived; hopefully it did and it will grow enough this summer that I can take cuttings. I'm going to try possamhaw cuttings again too. I don't know why I've had so much difficulty with those; I though Ilex was supposed to be easy to root.
Alicia, what can I bring you for a start of 'Jesse's Song'? Would you like a daylily? I could swap Spacecoast Starburst, Siloam Double Success, Blue Moon Rising, Big Apple or So Lovely just off the top of my head.
Tammy, I don't mind if the cyclamen are still in infancy. They'll grow, and I'm patient. I can go ahead and try the fuschia. I just know that things are about to get really busy at work so they won't be able to get much attention, but it sounds like they're likely to root before then.
Ralph, is your Texas Red a coccinea or a greggii? If it's coccinea, I'd love it, as all of my self seeding ones have gone to that salmony pink color. I used to have the red coccinea called 'Spanish Dancer' in a pot but I don't know if it survived the winter. Either number of tags have gone missing or else I was sure I would never forget which one it was.
Sally, i'll bring the iris. Can i get a start of the eupatorium greggii from you? Got that one last year from bb's, but lost it in the drought. Love the foliage! Yep, i know, it's a thug.
Karen, that sounds good. If you lose it, i can always give it to you again. I've never done anything special with them- no rootone or anything- just kept it reasonably moist & forgotten them. Glad you don't mind the cyclamen are tiny. They are going dormant, so you may just get some almost clear white little 'peas'. :) They must have really liked the drought because i found many times more seedlings this year than i ever have before. They may have been out competing each other before, too. The bulk were around the parent plant's crown.
Alicia, the H.F.Young clematis didn't root as well as I had thought so it got very mad when I dug it up. I'll still bring it if it's at all alive, but I wouldn't feel right taking anything for it. You can drop something off my list or I could bring another daylily (or something?).
Karen, I am bringing some coral honeysuckle if you want one.
Magick, do you want some plants in exchange for your turtles?
I'm bringing some blue spiderworts (the kind that clumps and doesn't seed around), helebores foetidus, 'the fairy' rose, winter honeysuckle, coral honeysuckle, carolina phlox 'Bill Baker', oxalis 'rosea'(which blooms a long time and doesn't set seeds like the normal pink shamrock), and whatever else I can dig up today and tomorrow.
Shari the Spacecoast Starbust sounds great.
Ais another daylily sounds good.
Ais - If you have any extra toad lilies - I love them! Otherwise, just knowing the turtles will have a home & some play time with kids is enough for me.
Tammy, sure thing!
I have a purple crepe myrtle that anyone can have who wants to dig it up. It's about 6 feet tall, and this is it's second or third year. It just showed up about 30 feet from the line of them that I planted several years ago.
Ais, I'd definitely take the coral honeysuckle, but what I'd really like is Virginia bluebells. I got some from you last year but it didn't survive the drought. I hate to admit that, but I planted it and then went on vacation for 3 weeks, and when I got back we were already in 'extreme drought' conditions. It's never come back from dormancy. I was still hoping until this afternoon, when I saw it blooming in a friends garden and realized mine was 'permanently dormant'. Let me know what you'd be interested in as trade, for either one or both of those.
Karen, the S. 'Red Texas Sage' is a coccinea, so it is coming your way. I also have a blue-flowered hybrid S. 'Cardona' if you are interested. Also, S. farinacea 'Fairy Queen'. A link to Cardona is below. Here is the web address for a picture of 'Fairy Queen'. http://www.benary.com/index.cfm/addin/plants/artnr/V0680.html
Here is a link that might be useful: Link to Grolink Picture of s. Cardona
Ralph- i have that one- it's also spelled 'caradonna'. You'll probably get more hits on google images if you use that spelling. Lovely color.
Karen, my virginia bluebells have done well, but they are still the original 3 plants i put in like 10 years ago. No seedlings, nothing. They are lovely, and i'd love to find a source to get some more, or a seed source to try and grow some. Ais, what do you do that they like? Mine are nearly done blooming. My foliage never sticks around too long- they're normally gone by june or so, i think. May just be they are drier than they'd like.
Tammy, 'Caradonna' is S. nemorosa. Grolink claims that 'Cardona' is a new hybrid, though I agree that these two look a lot alike.
Ralph, I think we talked about Fairy Queen at some point, but I probably need to go back through old posts and straighten myself out. I always get so confused by this point. I am interested in both Fairy Queen and the Cardona, though, and will enjoy getting a red coccinea back in the garden. Do you want either or both of the salvias I've got potted (puberala, 'Flame') or should I try to dig you some blepharophylla?
Oops- sorry. Wonder if cardona has caradonna in its parentage? That would make sense, given the name and appearance.
Karen, is your puberula red, then? I have a pink one (i assume, as it's "rosebud"). Is yours hardy here? I was told that puberula isn't, but you seem able to push the zones...
Karen, is your 'Flame' S. greggii? Dave's Garden has several good pictures of it. There is a Flame Salvia in the Roof Garden and in the Scree Garden at the arboretum (JCRA) here in Raleigh. (Others Salvias in those gardens include 'Dianne, a pretty blue chamaedryoides, Christine Yeo, Dark Dancer, Pink Perfection, Teresa and an englemannii.) So, yes, I would love to have a start of Flame. And either of the other two you mentioned. Are you able to leave these latter two outside? I noticed in Betsy Clebsh's book on Salvia that she did not think them reliably hardy below 20F. By the way, I have been using a library copy of her book until this week when another volunteer at the arb brought in a bag of gardening books that she was planning on disposing of. As a result I now have my own copy of this book and one by John Sutton, "The Gardener's Guide to Growing Salvias".
Tammy, 'Flame' is a red greggii cultivar, sorry that was a little fuzzy the way I posted it. I lost the tag from my main clump of puberala years ago, but I think it's probably the El Butano form, which was a high elevation collection. Hence the hardiness. I've had it for years and have grown more and more slack about overwintering it. This year it didn't even get leaves thrown over the top but it's back right on schedule. I really like it because it blooms straight through our early Nov frosts without any damage, so I can make bouquets at Thanksgiving. There are a couple of other collections of puberala available, as well as several named versions/collections of the closely related S. involucrata. Both species are called Roseleaf or Rosebud sage with those busy taxonomists arguing about family relationships, but from what I've seen, puberala foliage is hairier and stickier. I've also got the Yucca Do collection of puberala, which has been hardy in my front bed in a more protected location. It has more elongated flower heads. The Bethellii form of involucrata has also been hardy for several years in my garden.
Ralph, I'll put your name on the Flame cutting. It's the truest red greggii I grow. I like the dark brown calyces -- on most of my other red greggiis the calyces are half charcoal, half green. Like I said, the cutting is small and got ignored over the winter, but it has top growth and decent roots. Given what I subjected it to this past winter, I can tell you that it's drought adapted! I do have puberula outside, and blepharophylla has been hardy and happy in a well drained, morning sun location under a tall pine tree. It's out there with the sinoalensis. I'll go see what I can dig up this evening, and I'll put your name on one of the puberulas I have potted up for the swap.
I don't have the most recent edition of Betsty Clebsh's book but need to remember to ask for it when I make my birthday list this year. John Sutton's is good, too, but remember that his climate is fairly different from ours when extrapolating hardiness information. I think our hot summer nights help us in growing and overwintering these plants.
Karen, if the puberulas that you have potted up are the hardy ones, can you put my name on one? I have whatever i got from bb's- not sure what i did with the tag, but i don't think it's hardy. I love the form, but would definitely like to get away from having to overwinter it. What would you like in return? Sorry i misinterpreted your post earlier. A red puberula would be pretty! Ralph, next time i'm at the arb, i'll have to check out all those salvias. I love that rooftop garden.
Karen, you didn't get them from me. Maybe from Alicia? I got some from her a while back so she probably knows what they like. Mine JUST started coming up (I thought they were goners) so maybe there's still hope for yours.
I'll bring the coral honeysuckle though. I've been spreading it around my yard so now I have tons, and it's lovely right now! I don't need anything in exchange, or you can just surprise me. I have so much going on this Saturday my brain is going to explode if I try and make a decision :-)
Hi again, I guess no one wants my 2 ivy "topiaries"! The leaves have 3 sharp-looking points. I have pics now that I can send if you're interested. I'll need to dig it up tomorrow if someone wants it. Just let me know. It won't break my heart to keep it!
I'll be at the swap on Saturday. See you there!
Elaine, can I interest you in one of my Callisia fragrans (aka Basket Plant) for your red and white-flowered Thanksgiving cactus cuttings? I grow some of these outdoors in the summer, but they are perfectly happy indoors year-round. They look like Bromeliads, but are closely related to Tradescantia. I have one blooming now whose flowers did, briefly, smell a little like Hyacinths. Outdoors the foliage becomes an interesting mix of green and a sort of bronze color. Click on the link below to see pictures of these plants.
Here is a link that might be useful: Pictures of Callisia fragrans
Ralph, I got 2 basket plants from you at the fall swap and I LOVE THEM! I could take home another. I can take cuttings of the Christmas Cactus for you. I don't think I have any rooted right now. I have a small Dwarf Banana plant that I'm bringing. Would you want that as well (or instead)?
Va. bluebells like a reasonable amount of moisture. Not swampy conditions exactly, although I saw them growing right beside streams in PA. Since they go dormant right after flowering they don't need moisture for long.
Karen, I dug some rugosa alba suckers for you but I'll hold onto them, because as usual I didn't get a very long piece and I don't know if they'll make it. I have you down for Rosette Delizzy, Iris kochii, and the rugosa for this fall. I'm going to see if I can get any pieces of the Diane salvia from my MIL's. If not I'll bring that this fall too, unless you want cuttings now. Shari and Tammy, how about you? I know you were interested in that salvia.
Magick I have you down for azalea seedlings this fall.
Deborah my wintersweet is alive and healthy but needs to grow. However, I should be able to get cuttings from it this summer.
Alicia, fall is just fine, in fact better in that you'll tend to them rather than me if you don't mind. I think my parents are going to move up here from FL which means I'll be helping my dad move a large orchid collection later this year, and I don't want to overextend (more than I have already). Ralph, I got the blepharophylla potted and was surprised at how much easier it is to dig this time of year than in the fall, which is what I usually try. We can talk about the best site for it at the swap, as I tried several times before it settled in and stayed. Both you and Tammy have a puberula, and I'll try to dig another for the general swap. Tammy, what do I want? You pick, or we can wait until fall. Ais, I empathize with the exploding brain thing. But I went back and looked at the tag and it says "VA bluebells Ais". Maybe it was For Ais and not From Ais. If so, I apologize very delinquently for taking and killing your plant. But I would still love the coral honeysuckle.
LOL Karen I think you did take and kill one of Ais' plants. I thought I gave her 2 Va. bluebells one year.
Alicia, fall is just fine for the dianne, but yes, i'm definitely interested.
Karen, i just dug your dehlia's sucker yest and it wasn't as well rooted as i'd hoped but does have some. I cut the stem back by half, potted it up and it seems ok. If you lose it i can always get you another. I'll look around and see what might interest you. I have a couple coral honeysuckle babies for you, too. So you'll be rolling in them!
I think my brain would explode if i didn't keep meticulous lists and check off every little thing.
Alicia, I would like to try 'Diane' again and would be happy to wait. Maybe we could do a swap this summer for something.
OK here's my list-
Alicia- Spacecoast Starburst daylily for iris Jesse's Song
Karen- Georgia aster for epimediums
Sally- Canna 'Panache' for Canna 'Musafolia'
seeds for Dana- just so I don't forget
Elaine, I will have several Callisias with me if you would like another, though my experience with this plant suggests that the previous two soon produce enough new plants for all of your neighbors since the tips root so easily.
If you have an area that gets morning sun, you might try a couple of Lobelia 'Blue Cascade' in a hanging basket. They do not like excessive heat and require frequent watering, but their pure blue color makes them worth the fuss if you have enough light to make them happy. I have a lot of them that I started from seed if you are interested. I can easily root the catcus if you bring cuttings. I am not sure if I have a place for the banana, but we can discuss it at the swap.
In the interest of my reputation and ensuring no one has to search my car at the end of the swap, I checked the old threads (thank goodness for the 'find on this page' function), and I was down for a VA bluebell from Alicia at the fall 2006 swap. And I only killed one, so now I don't feel quite so bad.
Elaine, would you like some Wandering Jew? It makes such a great houseplant, totally non-fussy. (No trade necessary; I have some to share.)
Does anyone happen to have hops (Humulus lupulus)? Any form is fine - cutting, rhizome, seeds.... Or any recommendations on a good place to find some around here? Check out my trade page or tell me what you are interested in. Thanks!!
Looking forward to meeting you all Saturday!
Hello all sorry I've been away, I was not sure if I could make the swap and as it turns out my sons birthday party is the afternoon of the swap :(. I do have quite a few plants to swap if anyyone wishes to swing by the homestead. Please see my list if interested. I live of off Cary Prkwy by Holy Springs Rd. feel free to call 302 5193 if interested.
would anyone be interested in some rainbow pineapple or aloe. With lots of sun the pineapple leaves have pink centers. Due to the thorns I'll only divide if someone is interested.
I haven't updated my page since last spring but everything should be the same except I am looking for some thyme.
Please, please, please email me directly if you want to trade, I don't want to miss your post.
Karen no one was going to blame you LOL. I figured I gave it to you by mistake.
I had to move my Va. bluebells last year and I don't think they're going to bloom this year. But they have a healthy crop of leaves. Karen and Ais if you mulch yours a little bit they should be happy and bloom next year. I'm trying to grow some from seed this year -- hope that works out.
Actually I feel better too knowing I didn't give a plant to a person it wasn't intended for. :)
Karen - that is the funniest thing posted so far concerning plant swaps! I constantly get asked to write articles about plant swaps and that issue will have to find its way into my next piece!! Along with people bringing back swappings that never got planted, from years ago, still in the original container,, still looking for a forever home...
Tietie - I want nothing but I have plenty of Thyme. Now I just have to remember to bring it.
I have so much stuff to bring. I'm ashamed I ever stated that we shouldn't use this swap as a dumping ground to relieve ourselves from the burden of watering during the drought. I'm afraid I will come off as a big hypocrite. None the less - lots of stuff is coming to the swap.
Oh, and my neighbor wants anything purple or hummingbird attracting....
Well I'm glad you have lots to bring John. I don't have nearly as much as I have in the past so now I can stop feeling guilty. If I was at home right now and able to dig it would be different. I guess I could bring back some swappings...no, that's another thing I would feel guilty about.
oh, and I'm up to my eyeballs in monarda 'cambridge scarlet' and also have salvia uliginosa.
Does anyone want green hawthorn? I have a bunch of seedlings. Nancy I think you wanted some. These like it wet.
Alicia and Karen, you can both rest easy. I got both my virginia bluebells that year so it must be that she got mine and I got hers so it all evened out :-)
John, it's not like anyone ever complains that there's just too many plants at those swaps. Dump away! I can always water in plants from my ponds and after they are established they fend for themselves anyways if the drought repeats itself.
I am bringing a little less this year too, or at least smaller plants. I didn't lose that much from the drought but a lot of my stuff didn't grow or shrank so I'm not dividing it.
I'm looking forward to Saturday!
Hey Karen I don't have you down for anything yet, what would you like?
Is anyone bringing a very low growing variety of thyme - the kind that only grows a couple of inches tall?
Dana, I have some thyme that reseeds for me that stays pretty low. I've had it a long time and don't know exactly what variety it is. I was planning on bringing some anyway so I'll put you and Tanya some aside.
Dana, i'll see if i can get another chunk of caraway thyme, since i'm digging it for somebody else, too. Nice pink flowers in spring.
I'm not bringing near as much general swap stuff as for past swaps simple because i've been so busy and haven't had time to dig. Plus, i don't think stuff has grown, seeded around, etc as much w/ the drought.
out of curiousity- what time do you think y'all will plan to get there for special swaps? I was thinking like 12:30, but wasn't sure... Will bring the flags again. If you took yours and can remember to bring it back, great.
Shari and Tammy - Thanks, what would you like in return?
I can't get there before 1:00 and have to leave right afterwards. I hate to grab and run, but it's a crazy busy day for us and everything I have going on is important. Not as important as the swap, of course! -Ais.
Dana, no trade just wanted to make sure you got it.
Ais, thank you for your support. BTW, I saw you had hellebores on your wish list. I've got a few little seedlings from one of my H. niger 'Nell Lewis strain' if you'd be interested. It's supposed to be a vigorous strain of H. niger, originating in Greensboro.
Root, the Gollum is small so I would feel bad about asking for a trade. I figure it all evens out in the end. And if not, we can settle up when we're 80.
John, I would never, ever, ever, never return something to the swap without repotting it first. Anybody who recalls a particular yogurt brand container should rest assured that it's only the container that's been recycled. If this doesn't sound legit, then I've got work to do tomorrow.
LOL Karen! Too funny! Is that like the regifting rule that you need to rewrap it? :) I looked around and tried to guess what you might like to even us up a little. I have a senecio that's a succulent called hot dog plant, not hardy, and a little houseplant that has adorable bulbs with freckled leaves, used to be scilla violacea, now it's a manfredia, i think. I also have some walking iris pups i could pot up, a pot of variegated french lavendar, which is ratty but will fill out nicely this summer, but isn't hardy, and some of that ornamental red leafed yellow flowered oxalis. Also, i could bring one of my pots of the puberula that i got at bb's, which i found the tag for that said z8, and is just labelled rosebud sage, if you'd like. BTW, I lost that cool sage that looked like a variegated koyame but plan to get more when i get down to bb's.
Dana no worries- it's a really small start. The dirt's gotten hard & dry again, just like that. If it's happy it'll take off and go, though. I've had mine for oh, about 14 years.
Deb, Karen & Alicia. I feel awful having to report this, but i was digging up those small rosette delizy starts and not a one of them had rooted for real. Dad gummed things really fooled me- they were stuck in but good and had new growth, but no real roots. So i went ahead and got them out of the ground and into little pots. They were well healed, nice & bumpy, and looked to be beginning the rooting process. I can either bring them and you can see if they'll root, or I can keep them here with plans to bring them come fall. Your choice- just let me know what you want me to do and if you want something else. The mother bush is getting ready to bloom and not really big, so i hate to do cuttings now. They supposedly do much better if taken after the first flush anyhow, so i may attempt to root more after that in june.
I may not get there until 1:30 or a little later. I have a bike ride in Clayton Sat. morning that's going off at 9:00. It should take a couple of hours. I will stagger in after a shower and chicken pickup!
Tammy, that's fine, we can hold off on the RD until fall.
Tammy, I can wait until fall for the RD as well. I'd love some of that red oxalis though, I always end up buying it and forget to bring any inside when it gets cold. And I'd love to take the variegated lavender and a bit of that Senecio off your hands too.
Tammy I can wait, no problem. Should have your Motherwort by then. It just dawned on me that you and I have no swaps going on this time. Durn that's a 1st, lol...
Karen, I'd like some H. niger seedlings. Is that for the coral honeysuckle or would you like something else, since Tammy is bringing you some?