2013 New England Plant Swap, June 1, 9 am, Walpole MA

daylilyguy(6)March 17, 2013

Happy Spring (well, almost)!

ItâÂÂs a PLANT SWAP! We had a blast last year; so weâÂÂre doing it again! And most everyone left with a car full of plants.

WeâÂÂre good to go with our second annual New England Plant Swap at Adams Farm (999 North St.) in Walpole, MA on June 1, 2013 from 9 until noon. If you have plants that have thrived, others would love to share in your success. The more you can bring, the more you can take. ItâÂÂs rain or shine (not to worry, itâÂÂs covered), and weâÂÂll have the coffee pot on. So bring your plants, and your friends with plants.

If you have questions, email us at info@newenglandplantswap.org or visit the web site at www.newenglandplantswap.org or call 508.507.9629 and leaves us a message. Thanks, and we look forward to seeing you, your plants and your friends with their plants.

Please pass this along and be sure to tell your gardening friends: the more, the merrier! Please drop us a line or give us a call and let us know if youâÂÂll be able to make it.

Even if you donâÂÂt have anything to swap, come after 11 am, as last year there were plenty of great plants left just for the taking.

Best,

Lance

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persimmons(6b Southern Mass)

Would love to come to this!

    Bookmark   March 17, 2013 at 3:31PM
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daylilyguy(6)

We cleaned up our yards, dug, divided and potted plants and headed to Adams Farm for the swap.

Here is a link that might be useful: New England Plant Swap home page

    Bookmark   March 18, 2013 at 10:39AM
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wispfox(6a)

I'm a little surprised that June isn't hard on the plants to be swapped! But hey, I'm probably interested. You look to be ~30 minutes away. :)

    Bookmark   March 19, 2013 at 4:01PM
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daylilyguy(6)

Hi wispfox... we were going to do it earlier...but we thought we'd give the plants a chance to come up...and given the "spring" weather we're having (NOT).... June may be a bit early! My poor daffs and alium aren't loving this snow.

We did it last year on the first saturday in June, and it was perfect. We look forward to seeing you there!

Feel free to post here what you have and what you'd like!

    Bookmark   March 19, 2013 at 4:50PM
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wispfox(6a)

Noted, re timing! Surprised, but hey!

What I definitely have if wanted:
-a smaller variety of hosta whose name I forget
-lily of the valley (no really. Lots of these)
-Could bring a few mostly thornless raspberry canes, since they are trying to wander into other parts of the garden and the lawn
-white hardy geranium (acts a bit like a groundcover, and I'm actually thinking about seriously thinning it out this year so it stops trying to eat my lawn)
-perhaps some white lilies, since some are - IMO - poorly placed
-spirea japonica (it's a small bush which likes spreading by seed)
-vinca, both variagated and not
-forcythia (pretty sure those root easily from branches, so yeah. Lots)
-solomon's seal
-rhubarb
-sedum (autumn joy, blue spruce, angelina, others)
-Kerria japonica "Pleniflora" (seems to like suckering, so I have no doubt I could share)
-poorly placed crocuses

I could probably have if interested:
-grape hyacinth
-Maybe thornless blackberry if it can be propagated from a stem
-Maybe mock orange tree/bush if it can be propagated from a branch
-irises - species, I think
-daylilies - orange
-purple or magenta spiderwort (I have far more of the purple type)
-Maybe purple heath (not sure how transplantable it is)
-Maybe milkweed (how transplantable is it?)
-lilac babies
-oakleaf hydrangea
-Maybe some creeping juniper
-I think I have a baby japanese maple that I could bring
-could probably bring a pink bleeding heart or two
-I could bring some white flowered begonias that I overwintered a bunch of

Depending on if they are obvious yet:
brown-eyed susan, queen ann's lace.

Want (for things with flowers, I prefer red, blue, purple, and sometimes white unless otherwise specified):
ground cherry
Agastache
asters
monarda
baptistia
false blue spirea
hardy mums
hardy cyclamen
larkspur
perennial (not biannual) foxglove
coneflower (I have the default purple one)
red hot poker
catchfly
hardy primrose
jacob's ladder
goldenrod
stoke's aster
trillium
toad lily
speedwell
bird foot violet
Epimedium "fairy wings"
campanula
snow drops

Maybe tulips, daffodils, irises, daylily (not orange! :), salvias, lilies (... the damn lily beetles are annoying, so I have to _really_ like the color for it to be worth it), hyacinth, huechera, hellebores, hardy geraniums, begonias, clematis, alliums, crocuses, peony (but I think those hate being transplanted), scilla, fritilaria.

And really, probably other things, too. :)

    Bookmark   March 20, 2013 at 2:47PM
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daylilyguy(6)

Wispfoxâ¦I LOVE purple/blue flowers, too.

HereâÂÂs what I can bring for you:
⢠Agastache (love it)
⢠Asters (they used to do so well for me, but not so much anymore)
⢠Coneflowers (almost all of mine are purple, but I have some nice giant ones, too)
⢠Campanula (loves to be divided and is doing very wellâ¦great plant)
⢠Purple Siberian/Dutch irises (gobs of them)
⢠Daylilies (I have lots of gorgeous Chicago Apache that IâÂÂve shared with the world and lines my driveway and some red spider daylilies. I have more purple daylilies than anything⦠IâÂÂll try to get you either a list or pictures of what I have. And I just ordered some more from Brecks in a weak moment)
⢠My neighbor will bring fritilaria (I canâÂÂt stand the smell, but theyâÂÂre early/beautifulâ¦and his are orange.

What IâÂÂd love from you
⢠Oak-leaf hydrangea
⢠Lilac babies
⢠Sedum (IâÂÂll be bringing some, too), but IâÂÂm planning on a lot of Sedum containers this year

Other things that I have for anyone else coming to the swap (and IâÂÂll update this list, if Spring ever comes)
⢠Gobs of daylilies
⢠Gobs of dutch/Siberian irises (not sure which)
⢠Arnold Drawf Forsythia (very well mannered, dense)
⢠Pee Gee Hydrangea
⢠Vinca
⢠Chocolate chip ajuga (great ground cover)
⢠Purple violet cleome (self seeding annual)
⢠LadyâÂÂs Mantle
⢠Husker Red Digitalis
⢠Meidiland Roses (the best shrub rose ever, but killer to work with)!
⢠Snow on the mountain (some say itâÂÂs invasive)
⢠Plectranthus (purple self seeding annual looks like coleus)
⢠Purple japanese parsley (self seeding annual)

Other things IâÂÂd like:
⢠Hellebores
⢠Japanese grasses (Hakonechloa)
⢠Hydrangea (except Pee Ggee)
⢠Purple bee balm (as long as itâÂÂs mildew resistant)
⢠Purple daylilies
⢠Heuchera (coral bells)

    Bookmark   March 21, 2013 at 4:05PM
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wispfox(6a)

> Agastache (love it)

Yay! Do you happen to know what cultivar?

> Asters (they used to do so well for me, but not so much anymore)

Excellent! I do have some, but not a lot. Wonder why they stopped doing well?

> Coneflowers (almost all of mine are purple, but I have some nice giant ones, too)

Ooooooh! Not sure that I knew there were giant ones; what does giant mean in this context?

> Campanula (loves to be divided and is doing very wellâ¦great plant)

Happen to know which cultivar? :)

> Purple Siberian/Dutch irises (gobs of them)

I have some sort of violet/purple irises. Not sure what kind, though, I've been thinking of them as the 'default' type? Yours might be the same as mine!

> Daylilies (I have lots of gorgeous Chicago Apache

Oh, wow. Those are gorgeous!

> red spider daylilies.

Oh, nice!

> I have more purple daylilies than anythingâ¦

Oh! Yay! Very much yay! Mostly, we have orange ones. I gave away a _lot_ last year, though, which helped.

> IâÂÂll try to get you either a list or pictures of what I have. And I just ordered some more from Brecks in a weak moment)

Hee. :) Sounds good!

> My neighbor will bring fritilaria (I canâÂÂt stand the smell, but theyâÂÂre early/beautifulâ¦and his are orange.

Orange. Hrm. Sadly, I think I don't want them. :(

> What IâÂÂd love from you
⢠Oak-leaf hydrangea

Excellent! It seems to be pretty easy to separate and convince to grow.

> Lilac babies

I will try to remember to take pictures of them in flower, presuming they do before the swap. We have one which is a variagated type, and a fair bit of variety in both color (both lilac and white) and timing of blooming (the previous owners of this house clearly loved gardening!). I'm not sure which ones will have tried to spread by then, so I don't yet know which ones I will have babies of. Besides, we have something like 8 lilac bushes, mostly of different types, thus making it difficult to remember who does what!

> Sedum (IâÂÂll be bringing some, too), but IâÂÂm planning on a lot of Sedum containers this year

Noted! I'll just pull a few of each. It's not as if they are difficult to propagate!

> Arnold Drawf Forsythia (very well mannered, dense)

You have a well-behaved forsythia?! I kind of wish I had any hope of eradicating what we have, because I'd love one that behaves better.

⢠Purple violet cleome (self seeding annual)

I probably have some of these, but it seems to like to pop up randomly! Actually, I don't have it in purple, pretty sure! Can I have some of this, too?

⢠Husker Red Digitalis

... I forgot to mention digitalis! Clearly spacy. ;) I'd love some of this, too!

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Oh! And I also could bring some snow in summer, as well as some creeping phlox (I think it's a violet one, if I recall correctly). These are both lovely hanging over the edge of...

    Bookmark   March 23, 2013 at 5:39PM
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wispfox(6a)

... Huh.

Apparently Iris reticulata blooms quite early. Anyone coming to the swap happen to have some? *hopeful*

    Bookmark   March 23, 2013 at 6:28PM
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BudGarden

I went to this swap last year and LOVED it. I have been buying plants for 40 years...this was a gardener's DREAM... beautiful, New England grown plants for FREE! My yard is fuller than full, and it appreciated the thinning. I brought hosta, pachysandra, wisteria, trumpet vine, vinca, lots of Cannas, Fritillaria, orange double daylilies, purple spiderwort...to name a few and will bring more this year.

I didn't think I wanted anything, but I managed to find a few plants too good not to adopt. There was so much to choose from. Adams Farm is beautiful and a perfect spot for a plant swap. Plenty of parking and great people sharing their love of gardening...and their plants!

    Bookmark   March 23, 2013 at 6:45PM
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wispfox(6a)

BudGarden: Ooooh, cannas and fritillaria? What colors? :)

    Bookmark   March 23, 2013 at 8:26PM
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BudGarden

the cannas are green foliage and red/pink flowers...(i have crates of them)

the fritillaria are orange and yellow...beautiful, large, early spring flowers. Bring it on!

    Bookmark   March 24, 2013 at 8:06AM
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wispfox(6a)

I think I already have that kind of canna (the only one I have, but it hasn't bloomed yet!), but the fritillaria sounds promising!

Whee!

    Bookmark   March 24, 2013 at 3:00PM
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daylilyguy(6)

wispfox... I'll bring quite a bit of husker red digitalis and agastache and campanula (not sure of the cultivars, but I have the tags somewhere; I never throw them out)...and I'm going to start a lot purple queen cleome from seed. A great plant.

Another plant that I forgot about that is thriving are my "sheffield pinks". They're a mum that bloom very late. Speaking of late, I also have some montauk daisies that are fun to grow and easy propagate, but they're a harbringer of Fall :(

Here is a link that might be useful: 2013 New England Plant Swap

    Bookmark   March 24, 2013 at 6:02PM
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wispfox(6a)

Do people ever bring water plants? I ask because it's probably harder to keep them happy at a swap, but at the same time, it'd be fun to have different plants!

    Bookmark   April 11, 2013 at 9:06PM
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daylilyguy(6)

Variety is VREY important, wispfox! I brought quite a few water plants last year. I have an aquascape pond with lots of fish which make it a haven for prolific plants. I had some beautiful water irises and water lilies. Put them in quart containers (cool whip type) with rocks and water. If they survived a New England winter, they'll certainly survive the plant swap. Last year, one guy brought a bunch of very cool tropicals (voodoo lilies)...my containers never looked better.

    Bookmark   April 12, 2013 at 7:38AM
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wispfox(6a)

Ah, excellent. Then I will definitely split my pickerel weed clumps, and my lilies (I have white and pink, and sadly do not know which is which. And I don't much like pink) will also be split and completely given away. Maybe some of the parrot's feather, as well.

Mmm, less than a month!

    Bookmark   April 12, 2013 at 1:05PM
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blowell(5b)

Would anyone be interested in freshly sowed plants in 4" pots? I was planning a backyard plant sale with the many extras I'll have once everything comes up. Mostly perennials. Balloon flowers, Bergenia, Agastache Rupestins, Monarda Didyma, Columbine Double Pleat Blackberry, Batchelor's Buttons. Hopefully I'll have some Lavendar Hidcote and Mumstead. Catmint and Spearmint if anyone is interested. Also had someleft over Echinacea Bravado and Paradox.

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wispfox(6a)

blowell: I've frequently been curious about balloon flowers but keep having other things that I am more interested in growing from seed (largely food plants). So I'd be interested in one at the swap!

I love batchelor's buttons, but I don't think the ones I had last year survived. :( The same is true of the monarda jacob cline I had, I think because I moved it to too much shade. So I'd be delighted by some Monarda Didyma.

And, looking at the others... Agastache Rupestins and Columbine Double Pleat Blackberry are both gorgeous.

Um. I think the answer, for me at least, is 'yes! I'd be interested!'. ;)

    Bookmark   April 12, 2013 at 8:43PM
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blowell(5b)

Balloon flowers are really nice. Full sun, easy care. The hardest part about them is keeping yourself and friends and family from popping the balloons before they open! I hope by June 1 I'll have lots of nice healthy plants and will try to make out to Walpole.

    Bookmark   April 13, 2013 at 8:30AM
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daylilyguy(6)

we look forward to seeing you blowell... sounds like you have some great stuff...and I'm sure you'll find lots of stuff you like as well.

and wispfox, I've potted up some Agastache and Campanula for you! My yard is beginning to look like a nursery!

    Bookmark   April 23, 2013 at 7:09AM
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wispfox(6a)

My pond looks like a nursery! I divided my lilies and pickerel weed, and the ones I'm not keeping are hanging around in buckets and crates in the pond, to contain them, and to prevent mosquitoes from escaping the hungry mouths of my goldfish and actually making it to adulthood.

I've not yet started digging things for potting and bringing to the swap, as most of them are happier in the ground and not yet in the way. I have thinned some of my sedum ground cover, though!

    Bookmark   April 24, 2013 at 10:05AM
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Boston_noob(6a MA)

I'm hoping to come! I'm kinda new here! ;)

Not sure if what I bring will have much interest with the more-experienced folk, but it sounds like a fun learning experience and a chance to get some things to fill containers on my deserted, but full-sun patio!

I'll have a couple types of hostas, hardy hibiscus I've grown from a neighbors seeds, a couple oriental poppies, and some veggie seedlings. I'll also try to get some hardy mums and perhaps some perennial foxgloves i can dig from my mom's place. ;) I take it I shouldn't bother digging into the forest of orange day lilies in my side yard as they don't seem high on anyone's want list!

Paul

    Bookmark   April 25, 2013 at 9:23PM
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daylilyguy(6)

Hey Paul, when I was first getting started in gardening, I would have loved a plant swap. You learn so much and people are thrilled to give advice on their plants and how they grow best. You'll fill up your patio! Hosta and hardy hibiscus would be great...and I love daylilies (hence my screen name), but don't want any orange ones. I have beds of those, too. I've always wanted to try foxgloves. They are a classic! Looking forward to seeing you there, and BRING your mom. She'd love it, too!

Here is a link that might be useful: 2013 New England Plant Swap

    Bookmark   April 26, 2013 at 7:08AM
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wispfox(6a)

Even after giving away a ridiculous number (mostly the larger ones) of the spirea japonica, I still keep finding some. So clearly, I will have a bunch for the swap! But it will include a note that anyone near wild areas should not get one.

And apparently the white lily that was in an annoying place is actually three of them, plus a bunch of bulblets. Who knew? They are in the fridge right now, as apparently they never go completely dormant, but being moist and cool help them last longer out of the ground.

    Bookmark   April 27, 2013 at 8:13PM
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blowell(5b)

I'm still hoping to have many plants to offer. It's been real hectic and I'm way behind. Hope I'll be able to make it.

    Bookmark   April 28, 2013 at 10:48AM
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wispfox(6a)

Blowell: Even if you don't have a bunch, come anyway! Or at least, that's what I think you should do. ;)

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daylilyguy(6)

Wispfox is right... come regardless of what you have to offer... people like me have so much to get rid of, we really don't want much. It's just nice meeting great gardeners who appreciate free plants.

Here is a link that might be useful: New England Plant Swap

    Bookmark   April 29, 2013 at 6:15PM
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zahzeen(5)

Count me in! I'll be bringing at least:
Small tomato plants - heirloom and from organic seeds (miracle grow potting mix)
Chives
Lilies of the Valley
Money/Honesty plants
Pink fringe loosestrife (may be invasive)
Baby white hosta

Between now and June 1st, I'll see what else I have to bring. I'd love some solomon seal, campanula, ballloon flowers and fritillaria among other things!

This will be my first time at this swap. Thank you for hosting.

    Bookmark   May 10, 2013 at 3:00PM
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wispfox(6a)

Hi! I will have extra African violet starts, among other indoor plants. Are those welcome, and is there a place for them out of the bright sun?

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persimmons(6b Southern Mass)

I'll most likely be there with hostas and maybe an azalea or two?

I'm also looking to remove a holly bush from out in front of my house, but I'm not entirely sure how healthy it is... I'd hate to trade a plant that might die!

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daylilyguy(6)

I need some hostas...my yard is now pretty shady from lots of great trees! My driveway is looking like a nursery...I'm bringing lots of great stuff (my list is above)..... looking forward to seeing everyone there.

Here is a link that might be useful: New England Plant Swap

    Bookmark   May 11, 2013 at 7:14AM
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daylilyguy(6)

And wispfox... ALL plants are welcome...Houseplants are a great way to bring gardening indoors (and with our winters, we need it). There's a HUGE covered area at the farm. Last year it POURED, but we still had a blast. There are pictures of last year's swap on the web site.

http://newenglandplantswap.org/lastyear.html

I'm doing a lot with indoor succulents this year. I'm amazed at how well they do with so little care.

Here is a link that might be useful: New England Plant Swap

    Bookmark   May 11, 2013 at 7:21AM
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sandysoil_2008(6 MA)

Count me in too! This is only the second year gardening at this house so I don't have lots to bring. I divided my red canna and will also have hosta, a purple heuchera, a red astilbe, tomato plants, smoky fennel and red perilla frutescens (both good for cooking) and the fennel is a host plant for butterflies. Will also bring Asiatic lilies, and I need to thin out some perennials. I will also bring along some raggedy evergreens that the deer chewed to bits last winter so if you have a fenced area, they should do well.

I'm looking for named hostas that I don't have, Japanese painted ferns, day lilies and wild violets. Look forward to meeting everyone.
Sheila

    Bookmark   May 19, 2013 at 2:57PM
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daylilyguy(6)

Sandysoil... that sounds like a lot of great plants! I almost bought some more Japanese painted fern the other day... my yard is getting more shady all the time. We look forward to seeing you there!

Here is a link that might be useful: New England Plant Swap

    Bookmark   May 20, 2013 at 7:33AM
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started_with_bean(Zone 5--MA)

I've got some small annuals I started from seed. Any takers? There will be a couple of magenta torenias, some blue salvias (Evolution and Fairy Queen), a Blutopia bacopa, a White Dazzler impatiens. They're small but in need of an appreciative homes! I' m not looking to trade, just looking for homes for my babies.

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greendale(6B)

I wanted to go to this exciting event but hesitate to respond since I do not have anything to offer, we just bought this house last summer and there is no plants at all. Plus I am very new to gardening, not sure what plants should I buy when I visit the nurseries. Can I bring some coffees for you guys:)?

Oh, we actually have some house plants that we can share (sanserievia trifasciata 'black gold', sanserievia trifasciata 'moonshine', schefflera arboricola, aglaonema, and maybe some peace lily), they are all your ordinary house plants though, anyone interested?

Thanks & Regards

    Bookmark   May 22, 2013 at 10:20PM
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daylilyguy(6)

started with bean.... annuals are always popular...I went a little crazy with some purple queen cleome and will be bringing some six packs of them.

and greendale, bring some of your houseplants. they're popular, too! I'd be interested in some! I've been experimenting with exotic tropicals indoors. Lots of fun!

Meeting local gardeners is a great way to get started. They love to talk about their successes (and failures).They'll know what does well here and will offer you so much free advice--and free plants. It doesn't get any better!

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Here is a link that might be useful: New England Plant Swap

    Bookmark   May 23, 2013 at 7:13AM
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started_with_bean(Zone 5--MA)

Thanks, Lance! I'm looking forward to June now, even more so with the cold weekend coming up!

    Bookmark   May 23, 2013 at 12:26PM
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hchristie

wow everything here sounds fantastic, I am planning to come, going to mapquest Walpole, are the directions for the farm posted here? If not could someone send me the address please?

Thank you!

    Bookmark   May 24, 2013 at 12:48AM
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wispfox(6a)

some of the plants I'm bringing are awkward to try to fit into pots. is it ok to wrap the roots in damp paper (towels or newspaper) and then in plastic bags, as if for shipping?

I've dug an Oak-leaf hydrangea, have some lilac babies but will still need to grr a couple of a variegated type, have a ridiculous amount of spirea japonica, something that i was given last year as a 'perennial sunflower' which i kept in a pot because it was supposed to spread like crazy (and did), some sedum, some forsythia, some raspberry with few thorns, some water lilies, and some Pickerel weed.

still pending are various hosta, although mostly of the one type that evidently really likes my yard, lily-of-the-valley, firecracker loosestrife, a spreading geranium, more sedum, some oddly placed Solomon seal, probably an attempt at transplanting rhubarb even though it's the wrong season, snow-in-summer, purple creeping phlox, turtle flower...

labeling everything will be fun. ;) so will fitting them in my car!

    Bookmark   May 25, 2013 at 11:39PM
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sandysoil_2008(6 MA)

wispfox, I have a couple of plants that are too big for the pots that I have so I'm going to wrap them in newspaper and plastic. I'll wait until the day before to dig those up.

    Bookmark   May 26, 2013 at 9:00AM
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christyanne926

Hi-

Would anyone want tomato or pepper starts at this point? I have too many, and want to come to the plant swap, but grow almost exclusively edibles.

Well, my landlord did plant this ground cover-something low growing with lots of white flowers-that I might try to dig up some of too as it's trying to take over.

I guess the real question is if anybody has interest in any vegetables/will there be other people exchanging vegetables?

    Bookmark   May 29, 2013 at 6:58AM
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wispfox(6a)

EpeeGardener: I get the sense that the answer is "bring stuff if you have it, but come even if you don't, as there will probably be extra stuff". :)

So I don't imagine you bringing those would be a bad idea. :) (I don't want them, probably, as I'm running out of space for my existing tomatoes, and my peppers never produce)

    Bookmark   May 29, 2013 at 11:28AM
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SecretGarden99

I am just starting to grow my garden but would love any flowering plants that anyone has extras or wants to get rid of.

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wispfox(6a)

Ok, daylilyguy, I've got an Oak-leaf hydrangea for you, which seems to be perking back up after the shock of being dug and potted (was a little worried there!), some common lilacs and a variegated lilac, and I've got some sedum (autumn joy, i think, as well as the green and the yellow-orange groundcovers) but more are pending (I do seem to have a lot of types!). I'll be labeling the oak-leaf hydrangea and variegated lilac for you, since I only have the one variegated lilac, and don't expect to dig more of the oak-leaf before Saturday.

Zahzeen, I currently have a Solomon seal potted up, which I will label as yours, as I am not sure I'll get more dug before Saturday.

Sandysoil: I'll definitely have a violet or two, and could easily bring more, in case you aren't the only one who wants it. I have Japanese painted fern, and I'll check if it needs thinning (hasn't so far, but it's not as crazy as other things, so I might just have missed it).

Hmm. I should see if lungwort is easily transplanted, as that could use thinning (and is trying to overrun the Japanese painted fern).

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wispfox(6a)

Accidental double post, sorry!

And yes, thinning lungwort, but no for the Japanese fern. Sorry!

This post was edited by wispfox on Thu, May 30, 13 at 20:07

    Bookmark   May 30, 2013 at 4:08PM
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daylilyguy(6)

SecretGarden... you'll LOVE it at the swap... lots of friendly folks with lots of free plants and advice...it doesn't get any better!

Wispfox... I divided some of my lungwort (thrives in shade and flowers for almost a month). I was a little nervous because it has a long tap root... but almost all of them look perky. Who knew!

Here is a link that might be useful: New England Plant Swap

    Bookmark   May 30, 2013 at 8:17PM
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jillyluis(6A)

Hi everyone, We are just finishing a renovation that has left my gardenâÂÂs decimatedâ¦I mean blank slates, so I really must apologize for my gigantic listâ¦.it really is just a massive wish list as I always forget what I am looking for when I go to nurseries. I read through the list people have poste, and I would love some tomtoes and pepper seedings, a peegee hydrangea, Scylla, esp the purple /white, balloon flower,. What I hope to be able to bring is at the bottom.

Varigated lilac, Double peoniesHigh bush Blueberries, Dogwood, Sweetspire, Azalea
Enkainthus winterberry
Grape hyacinths, puple white checked Scylla
Pipevine, Hydrangea, Clematis
Ferns (lots, maidenhair, jap painted, ostrich, Christmas, ghost, whatever) , tall blue or blue-white hosta Daylilies, soft pink, purple, Woodland phlox, Hellebores
Perenial herbs Sage, Rosemary, Savory, Oregano, Thyme, Tarragon Lavender,
Hakone grass Anemone (grandiose)Rose campion
Prunella graniflora Balloon flower
Allium,Trillium, Virginia blue bells, Jack in the pulpit, Iris, Moss, Toad lilly
epimidium
Sweet woodruff, Dooryard violets, Bunchberry, Wintergreen/Checkerberry, European or Canadian ginger, Solomen Seal, Vinca, Lamiam (not white or yellow), Epimedium
DelphineumPacific hybridbellamosom or belladonna, Geranium sanguieum var striatum
BabyâÂÂs breath, rosea, Veronica umbrosa âÂÂgeorgia blueâ speedwell short
Baptisia False indigo, Aconite, Agapache, Scabiosa , Campanula, Bergenia
Tomato Plants and pepper plants would be great, unfortunately, I donâÂÂt have anything edible to swap this year.

What IâÂÂm hoping to dig up, and definitely will if you let me know youâÂÂd like it
Hot pink creeping phlox
Spirea, small
Happy returns day lilies (yellow)
Purple spreading geranium
Pink spreading geranium,
Hosta seedlings
Purple bee balm(I think, though one of my wise friends swears it is not)
Lilac, French
Purple coral bells, possibly purple palace.

Looking forward to it!

    Bookmark   May 30, 2013 at 9:37PM
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daylilyguy(6)

jillyluis... I'd LOVE some purple coral bells and purple bee balm (as long as it's resistent to powdery mildew). I know this is not the weather for potting up plants...but New Englanders (and their plants) seem to be great at doing everything is either freezing or scorching temperatures.

I know wispfox also loves purple plants/flowers!

Here is a link that might be useful: New England Plant Swap

    Bookmark   May 31, 2013 at 8:23AM
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wispfox(6a)

... Ok, for any plants which are in large groups, I think I'm bringing them in plastic bags instead of trying to pot them up. It's just so _warm_...

*dripping sweat*

    Bookmark   May 31, 2013 at 12:53PM
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whitegarden(Z5 MA)

I'd love to try to come. We just got back from the UK and I had an accident while away so I am not sure how much I am going to be able to pot up. Maybe I will take requests only. I can bring the following:

Bearded iris - white
lamb's ear
chives
Ladies Mantle
Cream colored daylilies
Astilbe - white and pink.

Again, not sure how much I wll be able to pot up, but I would like to try!

    Bookmark   May 31, 2013 at 3:53PM
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whitegarden(Z5 MA)

I think I will have to plan on the NH swap considering my left wing is a bit wounded, so please disregard the above post. Maybe I wills ee some of you in NH?

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sandysoil_2008(6 MA)

wispfox, I'm with you on the dripping sweat today. I was going to dig up the big red astilbe tonight. But I just packed the van with my offerings for the swap and it's full to the brim. So no room for the astilbe.

Whitegarden, hope that you mend quickly. Maybe you can make it next year?

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whitegarden(Z5 MA)

Absolutely sandy. I wish I could be there today!

    Bookmark   June 1, 2013 at 6:36AM
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christyanne926

Thanks to everyone who ran this event! It was great fun AND I almost got rid of all my extras. Brought home way too many new and exciting plants-I felt like a kid in a candy store!

    Bookmark   June 1, 2013 at 12:57PM
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zahzeen(5)

A huge THANK YOU to all involved. This was so beyond expectations! I agree with EpeeGardner, it was like a candy store for the sugar craved. I'm already looking forward to next year. Thank you so, so much again.

    Bookmark   June 1, 2013 at 1:06PM
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wispfox(6a)

Whee! That was so much fun! Thanks for hosting and organizing. :)

Next year, I'll do better at labeling the things I know, and will definitely make sure to get there earlier enough to unload _before_ everyone is allowed to start picking things.

It might also make sense to figure out some way to, say, limit people to 5 things in the first half hour or something, just so everything of one sort doesn't immediately vanish.

    Bookmark   June 1, 2013 at 1:16PM
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sandysoil_2008(6 MA)

Thanks to Lance and the other organizers. It was wonderful - so many plants and friendly gardeners. It's definitely on my calendar for next year!

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lancerobinson

Thanks everyone for making the New England Plant Swap such a success. We had a blast and are doing it again in 2014!

2014 New England Plant Swap
May 31, 2014, 9 am
Adams Farm
999 North St.
Walpole, MA

Here is a link that might be useful: New England Plant Swap

    Bookmark   March 2, 2014 at 10:04AM
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