HAVE: hosta to trade

alanis(Z4 IA)June 8, 2006

was wondering how do you prepare a hosta for shipping by mail? How does it stay alive when it's a bare root?

I'd be interested in doing a trade.

I have Guacamole, Summer Breeze, Old Glory, Plantaginea, August Moon.

Would like: Blue mouse ears, baby bunting, eskimo pie, aristocrat

I live in tristate area...IA,IL,WI...so would consider meeting for a trade too.

I hope I didn't break any rules posting all of this here.



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jmclaurin(Z7 NC)

Don't feel bad about asking. We all have to learn! I rinse off my plants then I lay the roots on two layers of paper towels. Cover the roots in fresh potting soil then wrap up the roots with the paper towels and place are rubber band around the top. I then dip them in fresh water, place them in plastic sandwich bag and put another rubber band around the outside, with a popsicle/craft stick with the plant i.d. I then put the entire plant inside a plastic grocery bag and roll it carefully and place it it a box for shipping.

Hope this helps. Also, I would be interested in your Old Glory and your Summer Breeze. I will check my blue mouse ears and aritocrat. See my trade list and let me know if there is something else you may be interested in. Thanks, Jane

    Bookmark   June 8, 2006 at 6:50PM
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i would love to have summer breeze...i have aristocrat...jill

    Bookmark   June 8, 2006 at 7:01PM
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lavendargrrl(7b Apex, NC)

Don't have anything to trade right now, but you can see an excellent tutorial for dividing and shipping hostas here. This was put together by one of the forum members (weed30 - thanks again!).


    Bookmark   June 8, 2006 at 9:16PM
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gregory2327(z5 NH)

I don't have the varieties that your looking for, but I am interested in Summer Breeze and Plantaginea. Look through my trade list and see if anything strikes your fancy. Email me if so gaterry@cri-mms.com

    Bookmark   June 9, 2006 at 9:15AM
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