wanted: western ma swap 2005 schedule

ElaineW(z5 MA)February 19, 2005

It's time to start getting ready for the Spring. Here is the plan for the upcoming season. Just a few changes from last year's post, mainly the addition of the Wish List. That seemed to encourage people to bring more of those special plants and varieties. It gets better every season!

Where?

253 Warren Wright Rd. Belchertown, MA 01007

When? The 1st and 3rd Tuesdays during the months of MayÂSept., 2005

May 3, May 17 (Not on May 31st)

June 7, June 21

July 5, July 19

August 2, August 16 (Not on Aug.30th)

September 6, September 20

6:00pm arrival/prep, 6:15 plant swapping begins (usually done by 7:30) Rain or Shine.

What to Bring? Perennials, annuals, vegetables, herbs, cuttings, fresh cut flowers, bulbs, seeds, etc.

$1.00 dues to cover costs- including a drawing for a plant. Bring a box or bucket in which to bring home your plants.

How Does This Work? At 6:00 people will arrive with their items to swap. The items will be placed on the

ground in the area where weÂll sit. You may want to bring a chair in case there are not enough. At 6:15

weÂll name off all of the items to be swapped. It is very helpful if the items are labeled. Many bring shopping

bags or buckets with freshly dug plants labeled with the plant name. ItÂs not necessary to pot the plants youÂll

bring- but you should try to keep the roots from drying out. YOU CAN BRING AS MANY OR AS FEW PLANTS AS YOUÂD LIKE. SOME GARDENERS ARE JUST STARTING AND MAY NOT HAVE ANYTHING TO SWAP. THAT IS OK! Many seasoned gardeners have more than enough to share and would rather give them away than throw them in the compost. There are many plants that do poorly unless they are divided regularly (irises, daisies, phlox, etc.) This is a great way to trade them for plants you may not have.

As soon as all of the plants are named people will be told to take their first pick. Each pick is a plant, not a full

container. The first pick is offered to those who have brought an item from the "Wish List" that is kept of

swappers wishes. Even if the person who wanted the plant is not there if you brought a wish list item then you

can be part of the first pick. If you are the recipient of a wish list plant then that is considered your first pick. After everyone is done people will step back and then the second round will begin. Everyone is included in this round and all of the rest of the picks. This will be repeated as long as there are items left. You may leave with a couple plants or with many depending on the contributions that week. WeÂll finish with a raffle for a beautiful plant.

Other Notes: No dogs or smoking please. If you bring children try to make sure they are not disruptive.

Parking will be along Warren Wright Rd. - please be careful not to block the road or my neighbors driveways.

Feel free to spread the word, everyone is welcome.

Come a little early if youÂd like to browse through my gardens.

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lward824(z5 CT)

Sounds really exciting! I love it that you have it evenings of weekdays since many of my weekends are so full. Can I have directions? Leah

    Bookmark   April 18, 2005 at 10:54AM
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Ihatebugs

I would like to come need more info my first swap

    Bookmark   April 19, 2005 at 11:47PM
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ElaineW(z5 MA)

Hello There Ihatebugs, What kind of info are you looking for? I tried to spell it all out in my post. I'd be happy to answer any questions.

    Bookmark   April 22, 2005 at 7:52PM
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urungus(z5 MA)

First swap tomorrow? Where is the wish list?

    Bookmark   May 2, 2005 at 7:39PM
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ElaineW(z5 MA)

Here it is. See you tomorrow. The weather is supposed to be great. Can't wait.

Wish List May 3, 2005

Astilbe- Candy T.
Astilbe, purple- Dinah
Balloon Flower- Tall, blue- Elena
Bachelor Buttons, Perennial- Tammy S.
Butterfly bush, pink- Lisa A.
Calendula- Dee
Coral Bells, preferably purple- Victoria
Dahlias- Elaine
Daisy- Shasta "Becky"- Colleen
Daylily, red- Ida
Hollyhocks-Sandy H.
Hops-Hallertaur, Perle, Saaz, Spalt, Tettnanger- Kristin
Hosta, Blue- Chris J.
Hosta, Patriot- Ann J.
Hydrangea-any color- Reena
Iris, pink- Arlene
Iris, white and pink bearded- Vicki
Lilies- Star Gazer- Julie Q.
Raspberry bushes- Alice S.
Snow drops- Jessica Mitchell
Thyme- Alice S.
Water Hyacinth- Yvette
Wisteria vine- Roxanne

    Bookmark   May 2, 2005 at 9:20PM
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Kathy_AD(z5MA)

The plant swap was such great fun-thankyou! I can't believe how many people came. I should have picked those pink forget me not-I keep thinking how nice they would be dancing arount my kinda pink side garden. Can I put them on the wish list. Thanks.

    Bookmark   May 5, 2005 at 10:26AM
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ElaineW(z5 MA)

Hi Kathy,
Yes, I will add pink forget-me-not to the wish list. I didn't even know there were such a thing. Someone told me they counted over 100 people. They just kept coming and coming. What a blast.

    Bookmark   May 5, 2005 at 2:50PM
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cstaas(z5 MA)

Is the wish list going to be updated in this thread before each swap?

    Bookmark   May 6, 2005 at 9:10PM
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ElaineW(z5 MA)

Yes. I think what I will do is get the list from the swappers at the swap, add to it from email requests and then post it one week before the swap. So this Tuesday will be the day I post it and send it out via email. If you would like me to add you to my email list just let me know. I am very happy with the way the wish list is working out. Almost every one of the plants people were looking for at the first swap were brought. Gardeners are such generous people.

    Bookmark   May 7, 2005 at 7:51AM
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ElaineW(z5 MA)

Wish List May 17, 2005

Astilbe, purple- Dinah
Balloon Flower- Tall, blue- Elena
Bamboo- med. height (10-20 ft.) clumping habit, short (5-10ft) running habit- Andy
Bee Balm, white- Linda West
Bleeding Heart, white- Debbie Mann
Brunnera, variegated- Chris M.
Burning Bush- Regina
Butterfly bush, pink- Lisa A.
Butterfly bush- Diane Ricchiazzi, Betty Griffin, Jean Mellin
Clematis, large flowering- Judy
Columbine- Vivian
Dahlias- Elaine
Daylily, red- Ida
Echinacea (cone flower)- Kristin
Forget-me-not, pink- Kathy
Hops- Annie
Hosta, Blue- Chris J.
Hosta, Patriot- Ed B.
Iris, pink- Arlene
Iris, white and pink bearded- Vicki
Lilies- Star Gazer- Julie Q.
Peony- Anne Clark, Colleen
Poppy, Patty's Plum- Peggy L.
Pulmonaria (lungwort)- Kathi
Rhubarb - Alice S.
Rosemary- Ruth
Sedum- Victoria
Snow drops- Jessica Mitchell
Trumpet Vine- orange- Emilie
Water Hyacinth- Yvette
Wisteria vine- Roxanne, Linda Jurkowski

    Bookmark   May 10, 2005 at 6:00PM
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trillium41(z5MA)

How big is this swap? Do interesting plants show up?

    Bookmark   May 25, 2005 at 4:51PM
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ElaineW(z5 MA)

Hi Trillium. We had over 100 people at the first and over 80 at the second swap. And many interesting things show up. Is there something you are interested in? If your name is any indication of your interests we do have widlflowers and other woodland plants come. I got a black cohash at the first swap. And someone brought lama manure last week. Not a plant but pretty interesting! I'm sorry I didn't get any but maybe next time.

    Bookmark   May 25, 2005 at 7:35PM
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ElaineW(z5 MA)

Wish List for swap on June 7, 2005

Allium- Large globe purple- Elaine

Astilbe, purple- Dinah

Batchelor Buttons- Hermie

Bee Balm, white- Linda West

Bleeding Heart- Sue Dion, Joanie R.

Bleeding Heart, white- Debbie Mann

Brunnera, variegated- Chris M.

Butterfly bush, pink- Lisa A.

Butterfly bush- Diane Ricchiazzi, Jean Mellin, Kathi Farrell

Clematis, large flowering- Judy

Clematis- Jessica Mitchell

Clematis, pink- Vicki

Columbine- Vivian

Coral Bells (Heuchera) purple leaved- Sue S.

Dahlias- Tammy, Stacia

Daylily, any but orange- Cathy P.

Dendranthemum, white (Sheffield daisy)- ML

Hosta, Blue- Chris J., Michelle M.

Hosta, Large leaf- Sheryl Holmes

Hydrangea, All Summer Beauty- Bev K.

Hydrangea, pink or blue- Reena, Sonya

Iris, peach- Pat Kane

Iris, variegated- Arlene

Lilac- Kristin

Lilac, dark purple- Regina

Peony- Anne Clark, Colleen

Phlox, creeping- Elena

Poppy, Patty's Plum- Peggy L.

Primrose- Evening, Yellow- Tom Kalt

Rosemary- Ruth

Salvia Divinorum-Andy

SolomonÂs Seal- Jeannette

Spearmint- Leah

Water Hyacinth- Yvette, Bette S.

Wisteria vine- Roxanne, Linda Jurkowski

    Bookmark   June 1, 2005 at 9:33AM
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ElaineW(z5 MA)

Wish List June 21, 2005

American Elderberry- Susan
Asiatic Lily- Kathy Stevens
Astilbe, purple- Dinah
Astilbe- Cathy P.
Azalea, pink or orange- Peggy L.
Bee Balm, white- Linda West
Brunnera, variegated- Chris M.
Butterfly bush, pink- Lisa A.
Butterfly bush- Diane Ricchiazzi, Jean Mellin, Kathi Farrell
Butterfly weed- Sue L.
Cilantro- Kristin
Clematis, large flowering- Judy
Clematis- Jessica Mitchell
Clematis, pink- Vicki
Columbine- Vivian
Daylily, pink- Bev K.
Dendranthemum, white (Sheffield daisy)- ML
Echinacea (purple coneflower)- Chris D.
Hemlock seedlings- Stephanie
Hollyhock- Shirley D.
Hosta, Blue- Chris J., Michelle M.
Hosta, Large leaf- Sheryl Holmes
Hosta- Named Cultivars- Ed B.
Hydrangea, Carol B.
Hydrangea, pink or blue- Sonya
Iris, peach- Pat Kane
Iris, variegated- Arlene
Lilac, dark purple- Regina
Lotus- Lindsay
Lupines- Pink, Purple, white- Emilie, Jeanette
Montana Blue Centaurea- Kim Jurkowski
Pachysandra- Variegated- Anne Carey
Peony- Anne Clark
Rosemary- Ruth
Salvia Divinorum-Andy
Snow on the Mountain- Liz
Solomon Seal- Variegated- Tina L.
Spearmint- Leah
Sweet William- Colleen
Water Hyacinth- Bette S.
Wegelia- Variegated- Sue D.
Wisteria vine- Roxanne, Judith L.

    Bookmark   June 15, 2005 at 6:17AM
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trillium41(z5MA)

will the new wish list be up soon?

    Bookmark   June 30, 2005 at 1:41PM
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ElaineW(z5 MA)

Sorry so late. I was away on vacation at Lake George. Here is the wish list for TuesdayÂs swap. See you then. Elaine

Wish List July 5, 2005

American Elderberry- Susan
Asiatic Lily- Kathy Stevens
Astilbe, pink- Ann J.
Bee Balm, white- Linda West
Blue Bell- Tina L.
Brunnera, variegated- Chris M.
Butterfly bush, pink- Lisa A., Colleen
Butterfly bush- Kathi Farrell
Butterfly weed- Sue L.
Campanula- Joan G.
Coneflower, pink - Chris D.
Coral Bells-Sheryl H.
Foxglove- Luke, Shirley D., Margie
Gaillardia, Fanfare- Stephanie
Gas Plant- M.L., Kate C., Kay
Globe Thistle-Kathy D.
Horseradish- Roxanne
Hosta, Gold Standard- Arlene
Hydrangea- Carol B.
Iris, Bearded Yellow- Cathy P.
Lilac, dark purple- Regina, Helena
Lotus- Lindsay, Bev K.
Montana Blue Centaurea- Kim Jurkowski
Pachysandra- Variegated- Anne Carey
Poppies- Chris C.
Salvia Divinorum-Andy
Sedum, DragonÂs Blood- Yvette
Sweet William- Emilie
Venus Fly Trap- Thomas
Water Hyacinth- Peggy L.
Weigela- Variegated- Sue D.
Wisteria vine- Judith L.

    Bookmark   June 30, 2005 at 3:09PM
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ElaineW(z5 MA)

The list for next Tuesday, July 19th is complete. This is what the swappers are looking for. See you then, Elaine
Wish List July 19, 2005

African Daisy- Chris D.
American Elderberry- Susan
Asiatic Lily- Kathy Stevens
Batchelor Button- Bonnie
Bee Balm, white- Linda West, Monika
Blue Bell- Tina L.
Brunnera, variegated- Chris M.
Butterfly bush, pink- Lisa A.
Butterfly bush- Kathi Farrell, Colleen
Campanula- Joan G.
Cilantro- Kristin
Clematis- Roxanne
Coral Bells-Sheryl H., Dawn
Cranbe/Sea Kale- Anasuya
Daylily, any but orange- Kathi
Elephant Ears- Michele
Foxglove- Shirley D., Margie, Emilie
Globe Thistle-Kathy D., Sue L.
Hosta, Blue or Gold- Mary
Hosta,Montana  Arlene
Hosta, Northern Exposure- Stephanie
Hydrangea- Carol B.
Iris, Bearded Yellow- Cathy P.
Lilac, dark purple- Regina, Helena, Elena
Lotus- Lindsay, Bev K.
Manure, any kind- Elaine
Montana Blue Centaurea- Kim Jurkowski
Pachysandra- Variegated- Anne Carey
Poppies- Chris C.
Primrose, pink- Ann J.
Salvia Divinorum-Andy
Venus Fly Trap- Thomas
Veronica, blue- Shelly
Weigela- Variegated- Sue D.
Wisteria vine- Judith L.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2005 at 5:02PM
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sweety13(z4ME)

Hi! I would like to come to your next swap, I think it is August 2? Can I put something on the wishlist, and have you email me with directions? Thanks! steph
For my wishlist item...I would like some Pink Astilbe!

    Bookmark   July 21, 2005 at 10:31PM
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ElaineW(z5 MA)

Hi Stephanie,
I have added your wish for pink astilbe to the wish list. See you in August. Elaine

    Bookmark   July 22, 2005 at 11:35AM
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ElaineW(z5 MA)

Here's our wishes for next week's swap. See you Tuesday, Elaine

Wish List August 2, 2005

African Daisy- Chris D.
American Elderberry- Susan
Asiatic Lily- Kathy Stevens
Astilbe, pink- Stephanie
Baptisia, Blue False Indigo- Elena
Batchelor Button- Bonnie
Bee Balm, white- Linda West
Blue Bell- Tina L.
Brunnera, variegated- Chris M.
Butterfly bush, pink- Lisa A.
Butterfly bush- Kathi Farrell, Colleen
Butterfly weed, orange- Leah
Cilantro- Kristin
Clematis- Roxanne
Cranbe/Sea Kale- Anasuya
Daylily, any but orange- Kathi
Elephant Ears- Michele
Globe Thistle-Kathy D., Emilie
Hosta, big leaf- Alison
Hosta, Blue or Gold- Mary
Hosta,Montana  Arlene
Hosta, Northern Exposure- Stephanie
Hydrangea- Carol B.
Iris, Bearded Yellow- Cathy P.
Lilac, dark purple- Regina, Helena
Lotus- Lindsay, Bev K.
Manure, more of it, any kind- Elaine
Money Plant- Irene
Montana Blue Centaurea- Kim Jurkowski
Pachysandra- Variegated- Anne Carey
Phlox, Natasha variety- Cheryl C.
Poppies- Chris C.
Pulmonaria (lungwort) Mrs. Moon or similar silver spotted leaves with blue flowers cultivar-Julie K.
Purple cone flower- Roxanne A., Maxine
Primrose, pink- Ann J.
Salvia Divinorum-Andy
Shasta Daisy, Becky variety- Celeste
Venus Fly Trap- Thomas, Tony
Weigela- Variegated- Sue D.
Wisteria vine- Judith L.

    Bookmark   July 27, 2005 at 7:59AM
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ElaineW(z5 MA)

Here is the updated list for next week. The last swap in August and then we are into September. The gardening season is just way too short! See you next Tuesday, Elaine

Wish List August 16, 2005

African Daisy- Chris D.
American Elderberry- Susan
Astilbe, pink- Stephanie
Baptisia, Blue False Indigo- Elena
Bee Balm, white- Linda West, Irene
Blue Bell- Tina L.
Butterfly bush, pink- Lisa A.
Butterfly bush- Colleen
Butterfly weed, orange- Leah
Cilantro- Kristin
Clematis- Roxanne
Clematis, large flower- Reena
Clematis, pink or white- Vicki K.
Cleome- Shelley
Coneflower, White- Monika
Cranbe/Sea Kale- Anasuya
Elephant Ears- Michele
Hosta, Blue or Gold- Mary
Iris, Bearded Yellow- Cathy P.
Lilac, dark purple- Regina, Helena
Lotus- Lindsay, Bev K.
Montana Blue Centaurea- Kim Jurkowski
Nasturium- Priyanka
Pachysandra- Variegated- Anne Carey
Phlox, Natasha variety- Cheryl C.
Pincushion Flower- Arlene
Primrose, pink- Ann J.
Rhubarb plant- Dawn
Russian Sage- Alison H., Roxanne A., Kay S.
Water Lily- Chris M.
Weigela- Variegated- Sue D.
Wisteria vine- Judith L.

    Bookmark   August 10, 2005 at 9:30AM
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ElaineW(z5 MA)

Here we are coming up on the last two swaps of the season already. This is the list for next week. Good weather for dividing. I've got a massive clump of red daylily to separate. I broke 2 pitchforks in the spring on a clump of them. It's got to be done though so I'm sure you'll see them at the swap. Elaine

Wish List Sept. 6, 2005

Astilbe, pink- Stephanie
Baptisia, Blue False Indigo- Elena
Bee Balm, white- Sue L., Chris D.
Blue Bell- Tina L.
Butterfly bush, pink- Lisa A., Jessica S.
Butterfly bush- Colleen
Butterfly weed, orange- Leah
Clematis- Roxanne
Clematis, large flower- Reena
Clematis, pink or white- Vicki K.
Coneflower, White- Monika
Herbs, sage or thyme- Annie
Hosta, Blue or Gold- Mary
Hosta Sieboldiana- Allison H.
Iris, Bearded Yellow- Cathy P.
Lilac, dark purple- Regina, Helena
Lotus- Lindsay, Bev K.
Manure- (can never have enough)- Elaine
Montana Blue Centaurea- Kim Jurkowski
Nasturium- Priyanka
Pachysandra- Variegated- Anne Carey
Phlox, Natasha variety- Cheryl C.
Pincushion Flower- Arlene
Russian Sage- Roxanne A.
Water Lily- Chris M.
Water Hyacinth- Debbie A.
Weigela- Variegated- Sue D.
Wisteria vine- Judith L., Linda West

    Bookmark   August 30, 2005 at 12:36PM
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ElaineW(z5 MA)

Last Swap! On September 20th we'll have our last swap of the season. We have decided to make it a little more fun by having some food. Please bring any kind of finger food, appetizer or dessert. We'll set up a table and eat and swap.
We also have a request from the local teen center for some plants for their gardens, one of which is Tyler's Memorial Garden for a young man who passed tragically a few years ago. I guess we have a reputation for being generous gardeners. How true. See you Tuesday.

Wish List Sept. 20, 2005

*Teen Center/TylerÂs Garden Wishes- Hosta, Coreopsis, Fall Aster, Astilbe

Baptisia- Blue False Indigo- Reena
Bee Balm, white- Chris D
Blue Bell- Tina L., Elena
Butterfly bush, pink- Lisa A., Jessica S.
Butterfly bush- Colleen
Butterfly weed, orange- Leah
Canna, yellow- Celeste
Clematis- Roxanne
Clematis, pink or white- Vicki K.
Hemlock seedlings- Steffie
Hens and Chicks, red- Lindsay
Hosta, Blue- Priyanka
Hosta Sieboldiana- Allison H.
Iris, twice-blooming- Leilani
Lilac, dark purple- Regina, Helena
Lotus- Bev K.
Manure- (can never have enough)- Elaine
Pachysandra- Variegated- Anne Carey
Phlox, Natasha variety- Cheryl C.
Plant markers- Irene
Pincushion Flower- Arlene
Russian Sage- Roxanne A.
Water Lily- Chris M.
Weigela- Variegated- Sue D.
Wisteria vine- Judith L., Linda West

    Bookmark   September 13, 2005 at 8:40AM
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