WANTED: Chicago Area Traders?

vhinkes(z5 IL)December 28, 2005

Anyone in the Chicago Area interested in doing a spring trade? I live in the Hoffman Estates area and am thinking of placing an order with AC Nurseries and may have a few extra fruit trees due to volumn discounts.

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mrbrownthumb(z5 Chicago)

Funny you should mention this. I was talking with another Chicagoan here and we mentioned trying to get a trade group together in the spring or summer. Maybe in the spring trade plants and towards the end of summer trade seeds.

I've done a lot of seed trading with people in Illinois this winter that I never see in the midwestern forum.

If I have anything interesting I'd be interested in trading.

MBT

    Bookmark   January 3, 2006 at 9:35PM
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bellarosa(z5/IL)

I would be interested. I have a few perennials to trade. Not much. I've never traded before, but would like to.

    Bookmark   January 9, 2006 at 2:10PM
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arborgirl(5 - IL)

Please let me know if you are going to get together a Chicago trade group! I'm new to gardening, but I would love to contribute anything I have (even if it's advice - I'm a certified arborist!).

    Bookmark   February 16, 2006 at 8:34AM
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pitimpinai(z6 Chicago)

I plan to divide a lot of perennials in my garden and replace stuffs. Drop me a line in April/May. I'm in Jefferson Park/NW side not far from O'Hare.

    Bookmark   February 28, 2006 at 8:39PM
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stage_rat(5--Indiana Riviera)

I'm interested, too.

Is it possible to do both a seedling and perennial exchange? I think that would be great.

I live in NW Indiana, but go to Lombard a lot. Holding it just about anywhere will be fine with me, though.

--Annette

    Bookmark   March 1, 2006 at 11:11PM
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susan926

Count me in also mone, SUSAN

    Bookmark   March 9, 2006 at 9:17PM
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foxriverlady

count me in too

    Bookmark   March 12, 2006 at 10:14AM
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lilaclily(z5IL)

Me too!

    Bookmark   March 15, 2006 at 11:15AM
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felisar

Me three! Most of my spare plants go to our annual garden club plant sale held in May but would hold some back if there is a definte swap planned. I live in Bensenville very close to O'Hare. I would suggest June or September as good months for a swap.

    Bookmark   March 18, 2006 at 7:23AM
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sara_ll(5)

I would be interested in a trade group. I live in Park Ridge, but I would be happy to travel.

Sara

    Bookmark   March 19, 2006 at 8:37PM
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edibles(z5 Chicago, IL)

I don't have much to offer but would be interested in coming to a local plant swap. I'm growing some tomatoes and a few herbs

    Bookmark   March 22, 2006 at 12:09AM
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sissyz(Z5 NorthIL)

Hello!
I am returning to the Midwest after living in the South for twenty years. I would love to be included in any Plant Swap!!
Sissy

    Bookmark   March 29, 2006 at 5:08PM
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bellarosa(z5/IL)

Hi all,
Was this ever finalized as far as the date/time/location?
Bellarosa

    Bookmark   May 9, 2006 at 9:35AM
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sharron49(5)

count me in too

    Bookmark   May 30, 2006 at 3:07PM
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silverwind(z5 IL)

I'd love to as well. Any new news on when/where?

I know I've got a few things to divide, and tons of leftover seeds....

    Bookmark   June 3, 2006 at 10:20PM
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westy1941(Boulder County, CO)

I'm in Crystal Lake and visit my daughter in Ravenswood (via car travel, not train) very often. I am very willing to go any distance around the city of Chicago to trade. Mostly I have Hostas, but pull sedum up constantly - don't pay for it! Please email me if anyone is organizing this in any way - any time: cdwestg@comcast.net.

Westy

    Bookmark   June 15, 2006 at 10:56PM
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chicago60652

I'm interested in getting in on the trade - I live near Oak Lawn - still in the city. I have some sage - both types, deep purple and the light purple. I also have something else - that I need to figure out what it is, ha ha ha

    Bookmark   October 9, 2006 at 11:33AM
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flower_power2

I live near Schaumburg and would like to participate. Let me know if this ever gets organized chimneyman20002000@yahoo.com

    Bookmark   December 29, 2006 at 3:28PM
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francis_eric(5 Illinois)

Im 40 miles west of Chicago in Aurora, I probaly couldn't meet anyone ,unless they were closer sence I would probaly be working, but It would be nice to get some seeds For gardening Or native seeds.
I don't have any seeds, but I could send SASE.

    Bookmark   March 29, 2007 at 1:24PM
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Kirstin Zone 5a NW Chicago

I'd be interested. I live in Palatine,& a long time gardener. I donated most of my divided perennials already this spring to my garden club's fundraising auction, but always have SOMETHING! Right now I have bee balm, later I'll have cleome & pink mallow, which always self-seeds a-plenty.

    Bookmark   May 2, 2007 at 9:12AM
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dan_in_winfield(6)

Westy1941, can you describe the sedum you have? I live in Winfield, and am very interested in trades. I have daylilies that need to be divided. Lots of lamium that's beautiful, but spreads freely. I'll have tons of cleome as soon as it starts to come up. Marigolds will also inevitably be more than I can use.

Need good tomatoes and hot peppers - other veggies then will work in pots or limited space. (soon I'll have to remove the lawn!)

I can use things that work nicely in containers. Color, flowers or accents. Non-invasive perennials. Would love some nice trailing flowers for my planters.

I'll do a QUICK trade, as I'm tempted to go buy things, but my wife is insisting I do a zero-budget garden this year!

    Bookmark   May 10, 2007 at 11:22AM
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house_first_timer(9)

dan_in_winfield,

I have some peppers and herbs that I can trade if you are interested. please contact me as I can't send you email.

    Bookmark   May 31, 2007 at 7:56PM
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emmakitty(z5 IL)

Man, I'm IN Chicago trying to grow vegetables and I would LOVE a trade, even though this was posted almost a year ago...

    Bookmark   March 8, 2008 at 1:07AM
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lonegreyrabbit

i'm in michigan in and have several people here interested in a seed/plant exchange...anyone else want to join us? we are planning to have an exchange get together maybe in september.

    Bookmark   August 5, 2008 at 8:59PM
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urbangarden(5 (IL))

I see that nobody has responded to this post in a while. Is there any interest in a Chicago seed exchange? I have several seeds from last year and more coming through mail order. I'll also have heirloom seedlings to trade when May rolls around. Please respond to the post here if you are interested.

    Bookmark   February 3, 2009 at 6:53PM
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bierz

I'm in Chicago and I'm interested in trading but at this point I only have seeds, or I could probably offer a cutting of a meyer lemon tree.

I'm interested in(and would buy) any citrus plants that anyone may be looking to sell.

    Bookmark   March 13, 2010 at 8:16AM
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klumba

I'm organizing perenual/annual exchange in Weeling, IL on the parking lot of Water treatment plant on May 30, 2010.
So far we'll going to have around 20 different flowering plants in pots - and we are interested to include everyone who can bring their trades in good conditions. Please reply if interested - I'll poste the address and directions for driving. From 10am to 1 pm is our proposed time.

    Bookmark   May 20, 2010 at 2:11PM
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olympia_gardener(5)

Hi, I am in Hoffman Estates, if this group is still active , I would like to join in to trade some of my plants.

    Bookmark   March 26, 2012 at 4:18PM
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delreytropical(6)

Yes ^

    Bookmark   February 17, 2013 at 8:45PM
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mish01(5)

hi:
i have a large scion list.check it out at scionexchange on yahoo or i will e-mail it. i'm in lemont area.
i also have a large section of citrus plants and cuttings,so
Bierz e-mail me.

    Bookmark   February 24, 2013 at 12:32PM
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llnoe(5)

I'm new to this forum, but would love to get to know some Chicago gardnerers and traders. I'm in Burr Ridge.

    Bookmark   August 15, 2013 at 7:18AM
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Staska

Is this group still active? I'm interested in joining! I'm near Dundee.

    Bookmark   December 8, 2014 at 9:42PM
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