East Central Iowa Swap - 5/31

Pam_K(4b/5a IA)April 8, 2003

What:

A chance for gardening enthusiasts to meet other gardeners and to swap plants and other gardening items.

Details:

Date: Saturday, May 31

Where: Morse, IA (we'll send directions when you register.)

Time: 9:30 - setup, 10:00-12:00 swap

Who: Anyone interested in gardening

Hostess: Leslie Hartvigsen (Thanks!!)

Here's how:

1) Register: Send me an e-mail with the subject line "IA Spring Plant Swap." Please include; your real and GW name, e-mail and home address; and any questions or concerns to: PAM.KRAUS@LMSCAE.COM

I will confirm everyones registration and send updates, directions and details out as warranted.

2) Post here: Post here to let everyone know you're coming and what you plan to bring and what you're looking for. This allows for pre-trading and other preparations.

Miscellaneous; bring a card table and chair(s). Label everything and provide as much information as possible. Pot or bag up most perennials. Most bulbs, corms, and tubers can be brought dry. You're welcome to bring other gardening and yard items to trade for plants.

I'm sure I forgot something, so feel free to contact me with any questions, concerns, or comments.

-Pam

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LeslieL(z5a IA)

OK, I'm working on my mosaics, and I will be bringing a few stepping stones and some bird baths and a couple of pots that I have finished. I will have to check at my old house and see what I have a bunch of to bring plantwise. What's everyone else bringing? I'm looking for hostas, and beverly sills iris. At least those are the two things just off the top of my head....
Leslie

    Bookmark   April 14, 2003 at 9:34AM
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Pam_K(4b/5a IA)

For starters, I think I'm bringing:

Artemisia "Oriental Limelight"
Lamb's Ear
White Bellflower
Sedum "Dragons Blood"
Gladiolus "Orlando"

Seedlings:
Pink Balloon Flower
Blue Bellflower
Yucca

We'll have to wait and see on the rest!

-Pam

    Bookmark   April 14, 2003 at 4:10PM
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Baumer(z5 Ia)

I'm not sure what I'm all bringing. Just off the top my head red peony poppies,kiss me over garden gate, ground sedum autumn sedum,stello day lilys.white chives, Mexican hats,and red bee balm. And have started some seeds and will make cutting of rose scented Germ. + some house plants.

    Bookmark   April 14, 2003 at 7:14PM
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iris321(z5IA)

Hi, My "Have" list got in the wrong spot! Doris

    Bookmark   April 18, 2003 at 12:55PM
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LeslieL(z5a IA)

Guess what Doris! I have some of your wants! I have burgundy glow ajuga and shasta daisies, loads of 'em. You can save some of that striped grass and some of your cannas for me. I'm ashamed to say that the heat went out in the shop for a couple of days and the cannas you gave me last year froze. At least this year I will have a basement to keep them in.
Leslie

    Bookmark   April 18, 2003 at 2:08PM
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Maude_IA(z5-SE Iowa)

I'll be there, I think, with some or most of these (depends on how long my back holds out when digging & dividing). Most of my plants are shade lovers.

staghorn fern pups - 5 only, and only if they survive the surgery to separate them from the parent plant
hosta - both varigated and blue
ferns - no name - the kind that grow around the front porch of old houses
Solomon's seal
bloodroot (from our yard - not collected in the wild)
columbine - wild type and possible some blue ones

tomato babies - a large cherry type that reseeds itself each year
yarrow - the daughters of a huge yellow monster whose name I've forgotten, but she grows at least five feet high and has lots of large yellow flowers
siberian iris

    Bookmark   April 21, 2003 at 6:02PM
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LeslieL(z5a IA)

Hi Maude,
I would love a couple of cherry tomatoes and some of your hostas. I will also be bringing some black eyed susans, and I will post a picture tonight of the mosaics I am making. I'll put a link to it when I figure out where to post it.
Leslie

    Bookmark   April 22, 2003 at 11:04AM
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Pam_K(4b/5a IA)

Hi Maude, I'd love to have some of your ferns, Solomon's seal, and bloodroot.

Doris, I have some Bronze Beauty Ajuga (burgundy colored) if you still need some. I'll bring it along. I also lost a few perennials this year for the same reason. I know that I lost a nice Heuchera "Snow Angel" (that one seriously bummed me out), a variegated Jacob's Ladder, at least one primrose, and one Pulmonaria.

Anyone want some variegated vinca major or some pachysandra?

-Pam

    Bookmark   April 22, 2003 at 12:58PM
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LeslieL(z5a IA)

Pam, I would love some variegated vinca....
Leslie

    Bookmark   April 22, 2003 at 1:01PM
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Baumer(z5 Ia)

I guess will have to get out flower book and find some names to some of my plants. And one my houses I clean just moved into house going to redo flower-beds. Said can have as much as I want. And have to redo have list.

    Bookmark   April 23, 2003 at 7:08AM
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mkeilers(z4 IA)

Gosh, was thinking I wouldn't be able to come but I'm drooling. I know I have some Iris's (what size division is best for trade?), Queen of the Prairie, statice (Pink and red), morning glory (5 different varieties but daughter scattered seeds so you get what you get :), Heritage perennial sweet pea seeds (comes up every year - they were from DH's great great grandma ), peony, bee balm (purple and red), and of I don't know - I have been very lax about dividing last three years because of work so I'll have to wade through the jungle :), raspberries and blackberries.

    Bookmark   April 23, 2003 at 6:08PM
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LeslieL(z5a IA)

Hi! I posted a pic of a few of my more colorful mosaics in the garden art gallery. I would like to swap some of these for plants. Let me know if anyone is interested. I also have a couple of "birdbaths" and the stepping stones vary in size. The ones shown are smallish, around 6" sq. I also will have a couple of lg round ones and a few 12" square ones.
Mkeilers, I think you have plenty of stuff to come to the swap with! I would love some of your sweet pea seeds, Queen of the Prairie and purple bee balm. So I hope you do decide to come!
Leslie

Here is a link that might be useful: my mosaics

    Bookmark   April 23, 2003 at 8:16PM
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Baumer(z5 Ia)

Anyone have taller phlox like bright eyes. My Farmer friend brought me some more rocks. Going to Heloipsis summer sun. And potting up cup and saucer vines. Will red oriental bulbs. potted some up that had to be moved. Will be moving lots of plants putting addition on late summer early fall.

    Bookmark   April 30, 2003 at 7:34PM
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iowgardenangel(zn5 IA)

hi im new here , agood friend told me about this site , i have coffe tree starts, peony, cannas,hops vines,honeysuckle,lilac bushes purple and purple with white edge. pond plants,and some herbs.i am very interested in a mosaic bird bath...

    Bookmark   May 2, 2003 at 3:05PM
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iowgardenangel(zn5 IA)

anyone have a white lilac bush start?also would love any type bird houses..

    Bookmark   May 3, 2003 at 3:29PM
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iowgardenangel(zn5 IA)

baumer, id love a cup and saucer vine hopefully ive listed something you can use.

    Bookmark   May 4, 2003 at 5:44PM
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LeslieL(z5a IA)

Hi Everyone,
Jay from Missouri asked me to let everyone know that he will be bringing bluebird houses and daylilies. (He always has a great selection of daylilies with pics!) Contact me for his email addy.
My list is growing to include mosaiced bird baths and stepping stones, blackeyed susans, yellowish mums, a few small dutchman's pipe vines, ostrich ferns, pink lilacs, and a therese bugnet rose.
Leslie

    Bookmark   May 11, 2003 at 5:23PM
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Pam_K(4b/5a IA)

Can anyone bring some lamium, I lost some this winter and want to replace it?!

-Pam

    Bookmark   May 14, 2003 at 1:09PM
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stan_ia_z4(z4 ia)

I lost many plants last year. I hope someone will be bringing Bee Balm, Lambs ear, Brow-eyed-susan, Pink Lamium, Lavender, Basket flower. These and others I lost last winter.

    Bookmark   May 20, 2003 at 7:24AM
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LeslieL(z5a IA)

Stan -
I can help you out with the bee balm,lambs ear and Brown eyed susan. Glad to do it too!
Leslie

    Bookmark   May 20, 2003 at 12:45PM
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Baumer(z5 Ia)

Even though some my plants would trade until I know what the 24-d spray will do to them. Bring ferns,white or red beebalms,bishop weeds,goats beard,red daylily,melva,russian sage,fern bleeding heart.white lilacs,rose book,hanging basket book,and kiss me over garden gate babies. And I think plant that had no name is Penta. Connie-lee

    Bookmark   May 20, 2003 at 8:25PM
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Baumer(z5 Ia)

Forgot to add have 4 gallon peace lily. And have some house plants. Kinda like African Violet-has furry leafs and red flowers.

    Bookmark   May 21, 2003 at 7:14AM
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Pam_K(4b/5a IA)

I've added a few things and I won't be bringing Lamb's Ear (I managed to kill it). Here's what's new:

Coreopsis Rosea
Russian Sage
Calla Lily bulbs (yellow and white)
Campanula Carpatica seedlings - Jingle Bells
Lavender Lady - for Stan, if he wants it!

Plus, a few other odds and ends. I'm sure I'll have more as I continue around the yard! Now I need more soil!

-Pam

    Bookmark   May 22, 2003 at 10:52AM
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stan_ia_z4(z4 ia)

Pam writes: Lavender Lady - for Stan, if he wants it! ..............YUP, I sure do and thank U, and I look 4word 2 c-ing U. Stan

    Bookmark   May 22, 2003 at 6:46PM
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Maude_IA(z5-SE Iowa)

Lamb's ears? I can bring some - it's a very happy camper in our yard - plenty to spare.

    Bookmark   May 23, 2003 at 11:08AM
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LeslieL(z5a IA)

Does anyone have mock orange they could share?
Leslie

    Bookmark   May 27, 2003 at 1:06PM
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Baumer(z5 Ia)

Few of my house going to let me STEAL afew flowers. Some of the plants I was going to bring got hit by the over-spray. Even though they look better would want someone to get sick plant. Also got few wine color calla lily bulbs.And hen and chicks. I divided the peace lily--container weighed 75 pounds.

    Bookmark   May 27, 2003 at 9:48PM
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LeslieL(z5a IA)

Ok, I think I'm ready. Everyone excited? I am....

    Bookmark   May 30, 2003 at 10:19AM
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