WANTED: perennial Round Robin

madtripper(5/6 Guelph)December 12, 2009

Anyone interested in a perennial round robin? I'll run it if there is enough interest.

I'd like to stick to perennials or woodies.

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wendy2shoes

Yup..perennials are the way to go. I'm in!

    Bookmark   December 13, 2009 at 12:59AM
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ontnative(5b Can/USDA 4)

Can you refresh my memory on how a round-robin works?

    Bookmark   December 13, 2009 at 11:44AM
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Shanta_5(Zone 6)

I would to be in the perennials trade

    Bookmark   December 14, 2009 at 5:49PM
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wildflower_2(z5ONT)

I am interested, please let me know the details

    Bookmark   December 19, 2009 at 9:19PM
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houseplantlover(ontario/canada)

I am also interested in this. Do we have to wait until spring? Sorry I am a newbie to the site. This site is the best thing I have found out there and I have lots of time to look so keep posting and I will keep on reading. thanks

    Bookmark   December 20, 2009 at 9:14AM
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madtripper(5/6 Guelph)

We have a few interested people. Let's go ahead and I'm sure more will join in.

Here are the rules.

1) Package up your seeds. Each package should have at least 20 seeds, unless it is a rare plant. I will not repackage seeds. Each seed package you send will be considered one package of seed.
2) This Seed Exchange is for perennial seeds. Please do not send annuals or biannuals.
3) Write the name of the seed on each package. Include your name on each package so the receiver knows where the seeds came from. This also helps me with the sorting.
4) Add enough stamps inside the package so that it can be sent back to you. I will use your envelope and your stamps for the return mailing.
5) Add a mailing label containing your address inside the package. This saves me writing out your address and ensures it will be sent to the right location.
6) Mail the seeds to:
Robert Pavlis
8 megan place
Guelph Ontario, N1L 1H1

7) Mail the package so that it arrives by January 15.
8) This is open to anyone in Canada, but not outside Canada.
9) Limit the number of packages of the same type of seed to 3 packs.

I will wait to receive all of the seeds. Then I will sort through them and send some back to you. You will receive at least as many packages as you sent out. Every attempt will be made to provide you with as much variety as I can. If there are any special genus you are interested in, let me know and I will see what I can do for you.
I plan to mail them back to you right after January 15. That should still give you time to do some cold treatment if required.
Management is not responsible for lost envelopes!!

    Bookmark   December 20, 2009 at 10:35AM
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ontnative(5b Can/USDA 4)

madtripper, is there some suggested number (max/min) number of seed pkg that one should send? I presume both garden collected seed and commercial seed are equally acceptable.

    Bookmark   December 20, 2009 at 11:27AM
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houseplantlover(ontario/canada)

sorry I only have plants(house) no seeds so I cant join in but have fun everyone. Merry Christmas.

    Bookmark   December 21, 2009 at 10:21AM
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wendy2shoes

Oh Fiddle! Now I have to start cleaning seeds!

    Bookmark   December 21, 2009 at 11:39PM
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eternity2669(6a)

Hi Robert / Mad Tripper: First off I would like to say a big thank-you for organizing this round robin exchange. I definately would like to participate. I noticed Houseplantlover wanted to join too, but being a newbie - she currently doesn't have perennial seeds to share. If it is ok with you, I would like to send extra seeds on her behalf - she would be mailing an empty bubble mailer, postage and a return address label. I would separate her packages from mine if you would be willing to make a package for her. Please let me know and I will get working on the packages over the holidays.

Thanks in advance and Happy Holidays!

Melanie / Eternity2669

    Bookmark   December 22, 2009 at 10:04AM
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houseplantlover(ontario/canada)

Melanie, sent u an email, thanks again

    Bookmark   December 22, 2009 at 11:27AM
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karatemama(8)

I'd like to join. I am newer and don't have a lot of variety, but I will send what I have.

    Bookmark   December 22, 2009 at 2:43PM
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pivoine3b(3b)

Hi Robert,

Thanks for organizing all this. Count me in, the seeds are on your way! Yes, and my best wishes for this coming new year.

Flore

    Bookmark   December 22, 2009 at 4:35PM
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madtripper(5/6 Guelph)

Aswers to questions:

1) maximum # of packages - there is no maximum, but if you send a lot of seeds, and we get only a few people participating, it will be difficult to send you a lot back.

2)Melanie - no problem with spliting seeds

    Bookmark   December 26, 2009 at 9:49AM
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wlongon5b(5b)

Robert,
Thanks for organizing. Count me in.
Wendy

    Bookmark   December 27, 2009 at 10:35AM
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luckynes13(6a)

count me in
Nes from London Ontario

    Bookmark   December 28, 2009 at 7:51AM
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ontnative(5b Can/USDA 4)

Robert, sent you my seeds. I am not too concerned about the number of seeds I get in return. My garden is so full, I don't have room for many more plants. I am participating in the exchange mostly for the fun of it, (and because I have never done this before.)

Happy New Year to everyone!

    Bookmark   January 1, 2010 at 9:21AM
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houseplantlover(ontario/canada)

robert, sending out envelope this week for u, thank you and to melanie too, u guys are wonderful

    Bookmark   January 3, 2010 at 2:49PM
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eternity2669(6a)

Hi Robert - sending my packages in the mail Monday morning - should be to you in no time!

You are more than welcome Houseplantlover! Super glad you want to participate!

Thanks,

Melanie / Eternity2669

    Bookmark   January 3, 2010 at 8:29PM
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Shanta_5(Zone 6)

Hi Robert,
I sent you my package of seeds. Please let me know you when receive them. Thank you take care.

Shanta

    Bookmark   January 4, 2010 at 11:50AM
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wlongon5b(5b)

Hi Robert,
My package is ready to go and will be mailed tomorrow morning.
Thanks,

Wendy

    Bookmark   January 7, 2010 at 3:36PM
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luckynes13(6a)

Hi Robert mine is in the mail today

    Bookmark   January 9, 2010 at 8:37AM
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madtripper(5/6 Guelph)

I have packages from:

Nicole, Jonquiere Qc
Wendy, oakville\
Shanta, Burlinton
Judy, Guelph

    Bookmark   January 9, 2010 at 10:43PM
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karatemama(8)

The seeds are in the mail...and I can't wait!

    Bookmark   January 9, 2010 at 11:39PM
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wayner2000(5b Ontario)

Hi Robert, sorry I missed this Round Robin however I was wondering if there will be another?

Wayner

    Bookmark   January 10, 2010 at 8:43AM
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houseplantlover(ontario/canada)

thanks to robert and Melanie

Robert, sending out envelope today
Melanie, sent u a email

thanks, stacey
Cant wait to winter sow

    Bookmark   January 12, 2010 at 1:56PM
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madtripper(5/6 Guelph)

I have added two more to the list of packages received:

M. Mann, Sarnia
Wendy Cambridge

Wayner - there is always next year.

    Bookmark   January 13, 2010 at 10:16PM
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madtripper(5/6 Guelph)

question for houseplantlover - Are you Stacey from Tweed?? I got your evelope.

    Bookmark   January 16, 2010 at 11:35AM
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houseplantlover(ontario/canada)

yes I am, thanks, sorry I am such a newbie

    Bookmark   January 16, 2010 at 1:26PM
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karatemama(8)

Hi madtripper! I haven't seen you post that you have received my envelope. Has it arrived? I hope it made it on time!

    Bookmark   January 18, 2010 at 5:40PM
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madtripper(5/6 Guelph)

Packages are in the mail. There were a few very common seeds sent in by sevral people, like pink hollyhocks. You might get someone elses back.

I added a few extra goodies for you.

For seeding information try this web site:

http://webhome.idirect.com/~jehan/Information/orgsseedx.htm

It will tell you exactly how to plant your seeds. In case the link does not work, search for " ontario rock garden society germination guide ". By the way this is a great society if you really like perennials. It has now expanded to include all hardy perennials.

They have a giant plant sale May 2.

karatemama - if I did not list your name then I probably did not get the seeds. I might have missed listing a name. If it comes in late, I can still trade some of the seeds with my extras.

This was great fun. Let's do it again next fall. A bit earlier next year.

    Bookmark   January 20, 2010 at 10:26PM
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wlongon5b(5b)

Just received my envelope. Boy that was fast!!! Thank you Robert for organizing this and thanks to all who participated. I received a wonderful selection of seed! Now to go winter sow some of them :)
Wendy

    Bookmark   January 21, 2010 at 1:17PM
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ontnative(5b Can/USDA 4)

Thanks, Robert. I recieved my seed package this morning. As you mentioned, if you do it next year, start it a little bit earlier. Have the deadline of Jan 1st (?) for seeds to be received by you. The word will get out to more people, so there is the possibility of a greater selection of seeds.

    Bookmark   January 21, 2010 at 1:49PM
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Shanta_5(Zone 6)

Thank you Robert,

Just received my envelope today. Thank you Robert for doing it alot of work to get all the package ready.
Thank you.

Shanta

    Bookmark   January 21, 2010 at 8:23PM
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eternity2669(6a)

Got my package in the mail today!! Thanks so much for going to all the effort! It arrived amazingly fast - nice surprise for the weekend - thanks again.

Melanie

    Bookmark   January 22, 2010 at 5:14PM
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luckynes13(6a)

Got my seeds in the mail today, some I have never heard of. Will investigate more tomorrow.
Thanks everyone

    Bookmark   January 22, 2010 at 10:06PM
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houseplantlover(ontario/canada)

Got my seeds on Friday and what a surprise. First off it was my Birthday and it was the only gift :I got and i couldnt have asked for a better gift. Thank you to everyone.
Stacey

    Bookmark   January 24, 2010 at 5:09PM
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wendy2shoes

Received mine today..planted them all! Thanks madtripper!

    Bookmark   January 25, 2010 at 9:33PM
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pivoine3b(3b)

Seeds were in the mailbox today, thanks madtripper for sorting all this and for the ORGSx site. I'm very happy with the seeds and this Round Robin experience. Thank you all.

    Bookmark   January 27, 2010 at 12:19PM
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