WANTED: Announcement - Bulb Swap (Spring-Blooming Bulbs)

cziga(Zone 5 -Toronto)September 29, 2008

So here it is, the Official Announcement for the Spring Blooming Bulb Swap!!!

I host a bi-annual event  one in the early Spring to exchange fall-blooming bulbs (planted in Spring) and then another in the fall to exchange spring-blooming bulbs (planted in the Fall). Perfect for dividing bulbs :)

This Swap would be for spring-blooming bulbs, rhizomes, corms, etc.

Examples of bulbs include, but are not limited to:

Allium, Daffodil, Daylily, Crocus, Tulip, Snowdrop, Hyacinth, Muscari, Amaryllis, Anemone, Iris, Bluebell, Peony, Trillium, Lily (as lilies can be planted in either Spring or Fall, they will be on both lists).

No Fall Blooming bulbs in this swap please!

Please NO common orange daylilies or ditch lilies.

NO common purple iris please.

Hardy and tender bulbs accepted.

Please only send bulbs that you would be happy to receive.


Bulbs must be received by: October 25

Bulbs will be sent out no later than: October 30

Please remember that the box/bubble envelope you send your bulbs in is most likely the box you will be getting back, only filled with a variety of fun bulbs.

You need to include postage in the same amount as it costs you to send to me. No metered postage please (as it expires) - stamps or cash is acceptable.

Please mark the bulbs you are sending. The bulbs you receive will have the name of the bulbs plus the name of the person that sent them attached.

Please remember to label your bulbs, with the name/cultivar if possible. If you donÂt know the name please give some info, like flower color, variegated leaves, zone, etc.

If I receive bulbs on this end that are dried out or moldy, I will not swap them but will send them back to you. Please send only bulbs that you would be happy to receive!

You may include a small wishlist of some bulbs you would like to receive in return, and I will try to accommodate at least one, if not more, of your requests.

You may also include a small like of bulbs you would NOT like to receive, if there are any!

Please also include your GardenWeb name so I can keep everyone straight.

If youÂd like to participate in this swap, you can post on this thread and I will send you an email through your member page, or you can email me through my GardenWeb member page, and I will give you my mailing address. My GardenWeb email is usually very reliable, but if I havenÂt responded in several days, you might want to try and email me again!

This should be a lot of fun!

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cziga(Zone 5 -Toronto)

I have a couple people from my neighbourhood who would like to participate and several from the forum who emailed me previously already signed up for this swap. Is there anyone else who is interested in swapping for spring-blooming bulbs? Please drop me an email or post on this thread if you are. There were 2 members who posted on the first thread - skraps and muffin1 - just wondering if you are both still interested in participating as well. Let me know and I'll send you an email :)

    Bookmark   October 6, 2008 at 11:31AM
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Yes I'm still interested in this swapp.

    Bookmark   October 15, 2008 at 9:53AM
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cziga(Zone 5 -Toronto)

Ok, well it is the 20th of October and I will hopefully have the bulbs in during the next week. So far, I have 8 participants and have received 5 parcels, with 3 more on the way. It looks like a nice assortment so far, but if there is anyone else who would like to join from this forum, just send me an email (or post here) . . . there's still a bit of time!

    Bookmark   October 20, 2008 at 12:08PM
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cziga(Zone 5 -Toronto)

Alright, the swap will have 10 participants total, and I'm just waiting on 1 more package to arrive before getting started with the swapping! Looks like it will be a lot of fun!

    Bookmark   October 27, 2008 at 9:18AM
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cziga(Zone 5 -Toronto)

Well, the bulbs are all in, swapped, and on their way back out! We had a really good variety this year, even with only 9 participants, and they all looked really healthy as well! I hope everyone got something that they will really enjoy this coming year. And I hope the weather holds out long enough to plant! Please let me know that you've received your package back, and I hope we get even more participants in the Spring.

We will have another swap in the Spring. It will be for bulbs that are to be planted in the Spring, and bloom in the Summer/Fall. Examples are: Gladiolus, Dahlia, Daylily, Begonia, Calla Lilly, Crocosmia, Hosta, Astible, Phlox, Heuchera, Fall Crocus, Lily, etc.

Please consider participating if you have extra bulbs from shopping, or extras to divide . . .

    Bookmark   October 31, 2008 at 9:07AM
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