WANTED: mag spring swap: plants you want

alfie_md6March 10, 2011

2011 Spring MAG Swap: Plants You Want List

Saturday May 14, 2011 from 10am to 1pm

at GardengrammaâÂÂs Gorgeous Encampment (see link below)

DIRECTIONS (I know that nobody ever reads directions, including me. But please read them anyway.)


DO post a list of the plants you WANT on this thread. Please add Latin names and cultivar names, as applicable, if you can.

DO list any other garden stuff, such as seeds, tools, magazines, books, and gnomes, that you want. Somebody else might to get rid of it!

DO read other people's lists. If you see things you have and want to arrange a trade, please e-mail the person directly via private e-mail. To e-mail the person, click on their name at the top of their post.

DO update your lists when you think of more things you want.

DO feel free to update your member page with your Haves and Wants and to link your post here to any Plant Exchange page you may have.

DO NOT arrange trades on this thread. Please arrange them via private e-mail.

DO NOT use this thread for your Haves. That's what the MAG Spring Swap: Plants you have thread is for.

DOs and DONâÂÂTs for the SWAP:

DO mark reserved plants (i.e., plants which you already arranged a trade for) so that other people do not take them by mistake.

DO label your plants. The plant labels do not need to be fancy. Popsicle sticks, plastic spoons, etc. are fine.

DO take plants labeled âÂÂFreeâ or âÂÂPlease TakeâÂÂ. (In fact, PLEASE do take plants labeled âÂÂFree or âÂÂPlease TakeâÂÂ.)

DO ask if you are not sure whether it is ok for you to take the plants.

DO, when you leave, take home (or sneak into somebody elseâÂÂs vehicle) the plants you brought that nobody wanted.

DO NOT take anything marked "Reserved" or labeled for someone else.

DO NOT leave the plants you brought that nobody wanted for Gardengramma to have to deal with.


Answer: Yes, you can come even though you don't have any plants to trade. Your main assignment is to bring food or other items for the pot luck. (Chocolate-containing foods are strongly encouraged.) Please discuss your potluck contributions at the MAG Spring Swap Food thread, not here. Also, note that, in many cases, the reason why people are bringing these particular plants to the swap for you to take home is because the plants are, um, âÂÂvigorousâÂÂ. In a few years, you, too, will have lots of plants to trade.

Happy gardening!

Here is a link that might be useful: Gardengrammaâs Gorgeous Encampment

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cfmuehling(7b DC/MD burbs)

Dare I be the first?

I'd love to find some
Lantana and coleus.
Mums. Believe it or not. Burgundy, yellow or bright purple.
Black and Blue Sage

I need nothing, but of course I'll discover I can't live without something on these lists.

Sounds like fun!
I can't wait. I haven't been able to attend in recent years, but life continues to change.


    Bookmark   March 13, 2011 at 10:29AM
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Cinnamon ferns
Ostrich ferns
Royal ferns
Tassel ferns
Sweet woodruff
Cote d'Azur Pinks, Saponaria ocymoides
Pachysandra (Japanese, variegated, Appalachian, any type)
Hardy geranium splish splash
Coral bells in the Georgia peach, Christa, Sothern comfort, peach flamb� family�peachy orange
Rosey happy returns lilies

    Bookmark   March 16, 2011 at 9:05AM
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ritadc(z7 VA)

Lilys, including ditch

hosta, especially blue


    Bookmark   March 19, 2011 at 11:18PM
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Looking to landscape townhouse backyard. Need plant and small shrubs that like shade.

    Bookmark   March 21, 2011 at 9:40PM
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Sage (the kind for cooking)
Single daylilies (except ditch)
Virginia bluebells
UNvariegated Solomon's seal
White snakeroot (Eupatorium rugosum) -- not 'Chocolate'
Green and gold (Chrysoganum virginianum)
Maypop (Passiflora incarnata)
Thimbleweed (Anemone virginiana)
Wild blue phlox (Phlox divaricata)
Spotted geranium (Geranium maculatum)

    Bookmark   March 27, 2011 at 9:43AM
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so far this is what I am interested in:

Caryopteris divaricata
Campanula poscharskyana Blue Waterfall
Coreopsis rosea 'Sweet Dreams' -- pink coreopsis
Dianthus Firewitch (�Feuerhexe�)
Dicentra �King of Hearts� -- fernleaf bleeding heart
Delphinium 'New Millennium Pagan Purples'
Gaillardia 'Fanfare' - blanket flower
Helleborus � hybridus - lenten rose
Lavender (any variety)

Hosta ~ Blue Mouse Ears
Hosta ~ Plantaginea (August Lily)

    Bookmark   April 12, 2011 at 10:18PM
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Another want: big containers (10-gallon or so)

    Bookmark   April 13, 2011 at 7:42PM
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Lily of the Valley
ferns of any variety (Ostrich, Christmas, Cinnamon, etc.)
Coral Bells of any variety
Sweet Woodruff

    Bookmark   April 15, 2011 at 7:22AM
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Here are a few of the items I am looking for this year:
hardy banana
vinca minor
lady slipper
cardinal lobelia
virginia bluebells
tall pink canna
white turtleheads
hardy kiwi - don't need males
Baptisia australis
orange thyme
lemon thyme
rose sented geranium
hardy persimmon
culinary sage
hardy rosemary
Hardy Cyclamen

    Bookmark   April 15, 2011 at 10:55AM
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This is the list or wants I've been working on -- I'm sure I've forgotten a few! As you can see, I'm trying to deal with a lot of shade and a passion for home-grown produce -- all ideas welcome.

Brunnera "Jack Frost" or other Siberian Bugloss
Chrysogonum virginianum (green and gold)
Japanese or other primula
Primula sieboldii Siebold primrose
Daphne "Carol Mackii" shrub
Caroline allspice (Calycanthus floridus) Athena or Michael Lindsay or other
Vaccinium angustifolium low bush blueberry
Dwarf fothergilla (Fothergilla gardenii) Appalachia cultivar or other
Virginia sweetspire (Itea virginica), esp. Henry�s Garnet and Morton
Mountain laurel (Kalmia latifolia)
varieties of hellebore, heuchera
named raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, strawberries
eidble fruit/nutbearing shrubs that can take some shade
native shade plants -- ground covers, shrubs, flowers


    Bookmark   April 20, 2011 at 12:35PM
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After some thought (my first inclinationis to say I want oneor two of everything), BUT... i have limited sun, although my neighbor has just removed a 60 ft poplar that took all of the sun from the south side of my house, I think it will be container gardens for that side for now so, my wish list;

camelias (either fall or spring blooming, any color)
poblano peppers
roma or other tomatoes good for canning
blueberry bushes

Many thanks Carol

    Bookmark   April 20, 2011 at 3:44PM
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ellicottcitycathy(7a/baltimore suburb)

Yeah! Change of plans and I can come to the swap this year!


Red Baneberry Actaea rubra
Western skunk cabbage (Lysichitum americana)
Nodding Onion or any ornamental onion (Allium cernuum, A. tricoccum, A. stellatum, A. acuminatum)
Mayapples Podophylum petatum
any Trillium
any Arum Jack in the Pulpit (except arum itallicum
any Hellebore
Crossvine (Bignonia capriolata any variety)
Plumbago (Ceratostigma plumbaginoides)
Sneezeweed (Helenium autumnale) looking for Moerheim beauty or Coppelia
Jerusalem sage (Phlomis fructicosa)
African blue lily Agapanthus campanulatus
Native Coral Honeysuckle (Lonicera sempivirens)any variety
Gentian sage (Salvia patens)
Wine Poppy Mallow (Callirhoe involucrata)
Pinkroot Petunia (native) (Ruellia carolinensis or R. ciliosa, R. humilis)
Meadow Rue (Thalictrum aquileiifolium or T. dlavayi, or T. rochebrunianum)
Barrenwort (Epimedium spp.) any variety
Smokebush purple(Cotinus spp.)
Honeyberry (have only seen this in a catalogue, its a variety of Lonicera modified by Luther Burbank, L. caerulea or L. kamchatika)
Any summer blooming lillies: turks cap, tree-form
Hawthorne seedlings
Ilex verticulata Winterberry any variety
Possum haw
Any Oregon grape (Mahonia spp)

    Bookmark   April 21, 2011 at 11:42PM
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darcieg(zone 7 nova)

Hi, everyone!

I am *desperate* to try the following plants:

-gooseberry (really would like poorman but can't seem to find them anywhere affordable!)
-currants (any that taste good)
-paw paw
-rhubarb (any kind)

I'm not sure yet if I will be able to make it to the swap--it is my graduation weekend and guests will be here. But I am certainly going to try! Regardless, let me know if you have any of the above plants you are willing to share!


    Bookmark   April 23, 2011 at 7:14AM
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Oh boy, I thought maybe I would try to avoid the swap this year but find that there is an overwhelming force telling me that of course I need more plants:


Japanese anemones - any
Lavender - pink or white
Toad lilies - any
Turtlehead - white
Agastache - not Blue Fortune or Anise Hyssop
Syringa vulgaris - white
Pieris japonica
Campanula - pink
Delphinium - white
Eryngium - any sea holly

Looking forward to the 14th!

    Bookmark   April 23, 2011 at 12:48PM
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gemini_jim(7 MD)

Here are my specific wants. Beyond that surprises are great!


Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) -- can never have too much IMO!

Sage (Salvia officinalis) -- the more generic and fragrant the better

Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) -- ditto

Tarragon (Artemisia dracunculus) -- French or otherwise

Lavender (Lavandula spp)

Russian sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia)


Highbush Blueberry


    Bookmark   April 25, 2011 at 1:33PM
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Everyone who knows me , knows I always ask for iris.
I am interested in a few more plants this year because of last year's drought.
lilys other than " ditch"

I'm not picky. They don't have to be named.
Looking forward to seeing everyone again.

    Bookmark   April 26, 2011 at 9:48PM
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Would love to have some bamboo plants to plant. Any type that's hardy here locally (zone 6-7) will do. :)

Would love some big types that can give bamboo shoots that's edible. I'm from Asia, so I have consumed many bamboo shoots and always fond of this "invasive" plant. :D

Clumpy type is welcoming too.

    Bookmark   April 27, 2011 at 1:22PM
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mootgirl(z7 DC)

Babyberg, I don't see an option to send you an email - can you please contact me? I have a lot of ferns, but don't know much about them. Happy to share!

    Bookmark   April 29, 2011 at 8:46PM
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A few more wants:

Sea Holly - particularly blue
Astilbe - particularly white

    Bookmark   May 2, 2011 at 10:59AM
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Lily of the valley
Daisy-form flowers for sun-shasta, coreopsis, rudbeckia, etc.
ornamental grass-clumping

    Bookmark   May 3, 2011 at 7:29AM
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Looking for:
. Lily of the valley
. Bamboo (any kind), large and hardy in zone 6-7. Can come dig.
. Fig cuttings (have celeste). Any other type that's hardy and production locally. Can trade (have some other varieties) if you are a fig-nut too. :)

    Bookmark   May 3, 2011 at 5:05PM
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I can't seem to get in touch with anyone through GardenWeb's email system and I have plenty of Lily of The Valley for those who want it so please email me direct

    Bookmark   May 4, 2011 at 12:10AM
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It look like your AOL email is bouncing all emails back. Try another email account?

I'd love to have some of the Lily of the Valley if still available. My email is : laynemj (at hotmail). Let me know if you have any interested plant/item from my list too.


    Bookmark   May 4, 2011 at 8:56AM
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petet(z7a VA)

Here are some things I could use more of:

Ferns - any variety
Any shade-tolerant woodland plant
Astilbe - any variety
Iris (especially any named or unusual varieties)
Hardy geranium
Perennial salvia
Echinacea (purple coneflower)
Foxgloves (digitalis)
Anything that's deer-resistant
Veggie plants
Monkshood (any variety)
Yarrow (achilea)
Russian Sage

    Bookmark   May 4, 2011 at 9:47AM
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herbal(z7 MD)

Raspberries and more raspberries, and black berries.
black eyed susan vine
eleagnus shrub (any variety)
sweet pepper seedlings

    Bookmark   May 5, 2011 at 9:42PM
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Adding to my wish list
red dogwood seedlings

    Bookmark   May 7, 2011 at 9:34PM
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This might be a duplicate post--I don't see my first post.

I'm starting a new berry patch and would love some:

thornless blackberries

Also looking for shade loving plants (astilbes are especially coming to mind right now. And deer resistant would be good.)

    Bookmark   May 8, 2011 at 8:37AM
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tropic_of_chesapeake(z7a Md AA Co)

I would love some:

geraniums - cranes bill
large leaved hostas
white balloon flower
white liatris
pervoskia - both the regular and the dwarf
echinacea - yellows, reds or oranges especially
Opuntia ficus-indica
"hardy" agave pups
red maple seedlings

anything really.

    Bookmark   May 11, 2011 at 10:00AM
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gardengranma(6a/6b MD)

Would like (but do not have to have)
Hardy geraniums
Hardy persimmon seedling
Hardy cyclamen
Mountain laurel
Very hardy camelia
Real quince (not flowering)
Turk-cap lilies

I have sent people e-mails as to what might fit their need. Also, I have several types of bamboo, needs to be dug, including edible. I tried to send an e-mail, but there wasn't one.
If you have what I want, we can dig what you like, good dirt, not a hard job. Look at my list as well.

    Bookmark   May 11, 2011 at 1:34PM
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I want veggie seedlings to round out my garden (and erase the memory of seedling disaster:
pepper, sweet and hot and Italian

Thank you!

    Bookmark   May 13, 2011 at 12:07PM
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