wanted: have: for issaquah trade
SELF-SOWED OR SPREAD AND NOW I HAVE EXTRA:
Alchemilla mollis (LadyÂs Mantle)
Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)
Anemone x hybrida ÂKriemhildeÂ
Campanula persicifolia (Bellflower, the blue kind)
Campanula portenschlagiana (Dalmation Bellflower, blue)
Digitalis (Foxglove, wild)
Fragaria vesca ÂPineapple CrushÂ or ÂAlexanderÂ (alpine strawberry, white or red)
Note: I donÂt know which are the white (Pineapple Crush) and which are the red (Alexander) ones (not until they make berries later this year). Both are great. Probably my favorite plant in the entire yard Â the berries are delicious, they grow anywhere, birds and other animals love them, they transplant easily and self-sow very readily.
Helictotrichon sempervirens (Blue Oat Grass)
Polemonium carneum ÂApricot DelightÂ
Rubus cockburnianus ÂAureusÂ
I love this plant Â the stems are a lavenderish-white, and the leaves a lemon-lime color. I only have 1 or 2 new starts of this, though.
Geum chiloense ÂLady StrathedenÂ
I love these, but every year the deer bite the tops off right before they bloom. They need to be somewhere other than my yard.
Rubus (raspberry Â unsure which variety)
PLANTS I DIDN'T PICK AND DON'T WANT:
Asphodeline lutea (KingÂs Spear)
Sedum ÂAutumn JoyÂ
Unidentified bronze ornamental grass
Note: I wasnÂt told what this was when it was given to me, but it just isnÂt my thing. The blades are quite fine in texture, and height and width are about 2Â
PLANTS THAT HATE ME:
Elaeagnus pungens ÂFruitlandiiÂ (Fruitland Silverberry)
Quantity: 2 shrubs approx. 4Âhigh x 3Âwide
They have never been happy in my yard and have not really grown much since I got them 4 years ago. When they do put on new growth, the leaves eventually fall-off the new parts so that the plant is back to its original size. Maybe someone else will have better luck with them.
Miscanthus sinensis ÂGracillimusÂ (Maiden Grass)
Quantity: Two mature plants (approx. 5 years old)
These have never "bloomed" for me. IÂm sure someone else will have better luck.
What IÂd like in exchange:
IÂm also interested in anything fragrant.
I donÂt know if this is done or not (this is my first exchange), but IÂd also take rocks in exchange -- anything cantaloupe sized or bigger. IÂm thinking in terms of the river rocks that youÂd dig-up on your property, as opposed to that black basalt stuff that is purchased for commercial retaining walls and such.