Ok, so I don't really know what I have to trade yet, but as I mentioned, I'm pretty excited. Already. I just thought I'd put the thread here so share my excitement!
Maybe I need to ask here for a life!?
And maybe erase this one, too!?
I thought it was the 15th? Christine, don't confuse me any more than necessary. Smiles, Gardengranma
I'm reluctantly giving up on my dwarf pampas grass and will have probably 3 or 4 pieces to give away this fall. We seem to be at the northern edge of the hardiness range, and I'm tired of having most of the huge clump die back every few years when we get a harsh winter. If you have a warm microclimate (I had put it in the hottest, sunniest spot I have) then it might work for you.
Here's a photo of what it looked like at its peak when we had several warm winters in a row, but it's never been the same since.
Here is a link that might be useful:
I'm starting my inventory and will post as I go. That way I won't forget what the heck I have!
I have a crape myrtle that is supposed to be a 'Dallas Red' but it's a medium, clear, (guess...) PINK. I'm fairly certain it's a mislabel, which bums me out. It will be about 1' tall by trade time, and if it were a Dallas Red, would become 25' or so. However, since it just cannot BE a Dallas Red, I have no idea what it will become. All I know is this puppy is hardy!
I will also have a very small, maybe 6'' to 1' tall Catawba. Mine turned out to be lilac colored vs. the advertized dark purple, so this will be a lighter color. Ask BayGuy if he likes it, though, since he adopted one of mine. This plant is an off-shoot of the remaining roots.
Don't forget, guys. eMail me privately if you're interested.
Didn't someone mention that they wanted small jars? I have some, but they are jelly and babyfood jars. Will they do?
to continue and amend my list...
a pink, should-be Dallas Red Crape Myrtle. Gorgeous blooms on about a 1.5' plant. Looks like it'll be a prolific bloomer.
1 Tuscarora crape myrtle, probably 5' tall. This is a watermelon pink that looks a bit dusty. It's pretty.
1 low shrub, probably 2' tall with a TON of blossoms on it. It's generically called a "rubra" crape myrtle, but it just happens to be an exact match for my 'Tonto.'
I've put a couple more under the Haves list, because someone will need to come get them. These I can dig myself.
Rooted (or semi-rooted) cuttings -- if you want any of these, tell me now, so I can get them started:
Scented geranium -- lemon-rose, apple, lemon, nutmeg
Vietnamese cilantro/coriander/mint (Polygonum odoratum)
Rosa rugosa x Magnifica
Yellow double daffodils
Gladiolus (pink picotee and fire-engine red, mixed)
Houttuynia "Chameleon" (invasive)
I have several pots of winter creeper (Euonymus fortunei).
I also have lots of lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) that I can dig up if anyone is interested.
So far I know I will have available
Lots of pachysandra (evergreen groundcover)
Archangel ground cover(yellow flowered)
Orange ditch lilies
Rose of sharons bluebird
Butterfly bushes lavander flowers
Spiderwort dark purple flowers
Ground cover rose pink flowers(1)(I'l only dig if some one asks for it.
Mudsquopper, I'd like to try some of that pampas grass!
In the meantime, here's what I have (I'll also update my page):
White bee balm
Rose of sharon seedlings (unsure of color)
Hummingbird feeder and food
**Suja--you wanted a Japanese maple seedling right? I'll bring one for you!
"Black Knight" butterfly bush
I'm not picky! ;)
regrets that I can't make it this year.
But I'm planning some good stuff for next spring.
Big surprise, but I am pretty much repeating my list from the Spring, with a few changes. I'll just dig whatever people want.
Monarda Raspberry Wine
Monarda Jacob Kline
Purple Monarda (Either Blue Stocking or Prairie Night can't remember which
Sidalcea Seedlings - I threw out a bunch, so I don't know for sure if I have any
Salvia Blue Cloud (Christine, did you want some? You mentioned it the first time you were here)
Yarrow - Paprika
Nepeta 'Dawn to Dusk'
Agastache Blue Fortune
Baby Buddleia plants - blue-purple
Astilbe seedlings - probably white flowering
Tricyrtis seedlings - Color Unknown
Dawn, thanks for the Maple seedling!
Hi, I'm excited about coming since I missed the one in the spring.
trailing sedum acre
pink salvia coccinea
a holly seedling
artemisia that has green/white leaves
chrysanthemum nipponicum 'Montauk Daisy'
This is off my regular exchange list. I may also have a few baby Imperial taro (Colocasia esculenta 'Illustris') plants and some rue (Ruta graveolens) if the cuttings root.
USUALLY HAVE LOTS OF THESE:
Bee Balm (Monarda) - red and purple
Sedums (Weinhenstephaner Gold, Dragon's Blood, and even acre if you really want that)
Oenothera (Evening Primrose, yellow)
Tall perennial verbena (Verbena bonariensis)
Obedient plant (Physostegia virginiana)
THESE MIGHT BE LIMITED:
Perennial ageratum (Eupatorium coelestinum)
Little bluestem grass (Schizachyrium scoparium)
Ribbon grass (Phalaris arundinacea)
Mexican feather grass (Stipa tennuifolia)
Cardinal flower (lobelia cardinalis)
Purple ice plant (Delosperma cooperi)
Pink Panda false strawberry (fragaria)
I also have some time-released organic fertilizer. I think it's 0-2-2. Not sure on the numbers though.
Have hardy water lilies, yellow or white. Also various color canna (I just let them dry out, wrap them in newspaper and put them in a styrofoam box or paper bag. Come Spring I pot them and then move them later. I have various color leaves, and yellow, orange, red blooms.
Here are some of the things that I have for trades:
-rooted Hansa rose suckers
-houyttunia (only by request)
-teacup strawberry plants (from Vlad)
-variegated sedum plants (? variety 'Frosty Morn')
-holly fern (marginally hardy)
-no-name hedychium plants (marginally hardy)
-setcreasea pallida cuttings (marginally hardy)
-ornamental sweet potato vines, several colors (tender)
-lots of unrooted coleus cuttings (tender)
-rooted plumeria cuttings (tender)
-pygmy date palm (tender)
-unrooted brugmansia cuttings (by request; tender)
-purple hyacinth bean seeds
-red-leaf castor bean seeds
-Tithonia seeds (mexican sunflower)
-cleome seeds (by request)
-several blooming size orchids, various types (house plants)
Let me know,
UPDATE: I will NOT have any apple mint plants this time, but I may have some seeds. I know: time to get out the black armbands in protest! ;)
I emailed you about your flowtron a week or so back(I guess you didn't get my email?). I want it!!!Bad!
Eternally grateful if you still have it.
My e-mail is kinda broke (I think it has a virus)
so....if anybody else has e-mailed me... sorry. Rosewomann, it's yours.