WANTED: wanted forsythia cuttings

Mandyvilla(7a No.VA)May 23, 2014

Or Forsythia-type shrubs that root easily. After a nasty divorce (where my garden was named in the PSA), the ex who had no love of anything green made certain I did not get a chance to recover much of anything. It's taken some time, but I finally have my piece of ground, much smaller, but mine to mold.

I don't have much to trade, but do have a few things, a nandina, a pot of autumn joy....maybe a columbine (but bloom has come and gone), and when all else fails, the always appropriate brownies in true GW tradition.....

(I'm coming from a shade garden to a sun garden, so I am REALLY looking forward to winter-sowing this year!)

I am in the 22192 zip code - thanks for reading!

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kimka(Zone 6B)

Mandyvilla,

I have a part shade to shade garden in Silver Spring, Maryland, But I'd be happy to root you some forsythia. I've also got some blue lobelia I can give you that will do well in full sun. No trade needed.

Email me privately if you are interested at jkkaplan "@" erols.com

Also on June 14 is the Washington gardener magazine plant swap at the National Arboretum
Details: Starting at 11am bring your plants for sorting by category (shade perennial, groundcover, herb, etc.) -- swap starts promptly at 11:30am -- do not be late (the swap goes fast and can be over in a matter of minutes!) - after swapping, we can socialize, snack, and trade more info on the plants we brought - we plan to conclude and be cleaned up by 12:00noon. so you will have the rest of the day to plant and enjoy your Saturday.

Place: US National Arboretum's R Street parking lot -- if it rains, we will move inside to the auditorium.

Who: anyone is welcome as are any of your friends, relatives, or neighbors -- it is FREE -- feel free to forward on this invitation

How: be prepared to BRIEFLY introduce yourself and describe your plant swap offerings

Bring:
~ a name tag - home-made or from work or school -- whatever works
~ pen and paper - you will want to take lots of notes as folks describe the plants and their growing conditions
~ plants to swap - pot them up NOW -- the longer they can get settled in their pots, the better their chance of success and survival - (no plants to share? see note below)
~ labels - fully label all your swap plants with as much info as you have - optimally that will include: common and scientific name, amount of sun needed, amount of water needed, any other special care notes, and color of the blooms (if it is not currently in flower)

What NOT to bring: common orange daylilies* and any invasive species - use this list to screen your plant offerings
*Hybrid daylilies are fine and totally welcome, but the common orange ones (aka "Ditch Lilies") usually end up with no takers and we end up having to throw them into compost.

What if you do not have plants to swap? Come anyway! Bring refreshments like cold drinks and yummy finger foods to share with the other swappers:-) Be sure to also bring cups, napkins, utensils, serving spoons, etc., if your food item requires those for consuming it.

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