wanted: lost all plants in move to colorado

Erylyn(8A Washington)March 1, 2011

Hello All!

Before we retired to Colorado, I kept over 200 species or varieties of roses, and several hundred other plants in my gardens that had become dear to me.

Well, I've done the crying part as the move was rather sudden and in the worst winter weather. Now, I need to start over.

I have several hundred types of rose seeds, some open-pollinated, some hand pollinated, and most from the rarer roses of the world. I have these to trade. I am also a custom jeweler and have all that subject entails to trade.

The roses I miss the most and would like to find the soonest are (many are species or wild roses, but not all):

Latin binomial---common name

R. x Hibernica Wild Irish Rose

R. rugosa (typica)

R. pendulina

R. foliolosa

R. canina

R. eglanteria

R. alba-semi plena

R. moschata (Musk Rose)

R. woodsii

R. moyesii

R. rubrifolia (R. glauca)

R. spinosissima

R. davidii (this especially as it is my son's name)

R. damascena (the type of the Damask Rose; also Autumn Damask, Trigintipetala, and York and


Hybrid Musks - any

R. nitida

R. palustris

Other Favorites I am looking for are:

Little White Pet, Zepherine Drouhin, Lavender Lassie, The Fairy, Rose de Rescht, Stanwell's Perpetual.....

Have a look at my tradelists and also at a web gallery of my recently sold jewelry work. I cut my own stones and do all of the metal work, as well. I also do repairs, so there's a thought for trade.

Thank you all so much for your help in advance and for sharing your love of our plant friends with the world!

Best Wishes,


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Erylyn(8A Washington)

Hello again! I forgot to mention that I would love small rooted plants, of course, but cuttings and seeds are great too.

Also, here's the URL for a short photo gallery of my jewelery designs/creations: http://www.keepandshare.com/photo/365668/jewelry-design-portfolio
I will be adding photos of my beloved lost plants and garden designs. Just before deciding to retire, I spent some years as a freelance Landscape Designer (I'd be willing to do a design as a trade, as well, since I no longer do this professionally.)

BTW, all gardening we do is entirely organic. I am a Master Herbalist so I grow (or grew) all of the herbs needed for my family, friends, landscape jobs, etc. I simply cannot allow harmful substances near any area where plants - herbs, fruit/veg, etc.- are being harvested. The herbs are grown for asthetics, medicinal, culinary, craft (dyes, soaps, etc., and even for contact pesticides.
Thanks again,

    Bookmark   March 1, 2011 at 6:22AM
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meredith_e Z7b, Piedmont of NC, 1000' elevation

I'll be trying to start some of them for you :) They need a bit of growing time, and I just finished pruning, too.

Tell me if you won't want any of these:

Bella Nitida
Amy Robsart
Lavender Dream
The Fairy

and maybe Zeffy and Little White Pet. The tag may be wrong on Zeffy so she'll have to bloom to know, and LWP isn't 100% confirmed.

I can't tell if my personal emails from here ever arrive correctly, so if you ever contact me and don't hear from me, post back here if you would.

    Bookmark   April 9, 2011 at 1:15AM
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Erylyn(8A Washington)

Hello again! I must apologize for my long silence: my computer completely crashed! Kaput! We had to re-build it from the new harddrive up. Finally got email tonight! Yeah
I added a few things to my tradelist in the plants wanted section. I' ve decided to remove the sod from our small front yard. I'll replace it with rock garden plants (looking for: sedums, thymes, cacti, succulents, any sun-loving, low-growing plants), since water usage is a huge issue here.

I'm DEFINITELY interested in all of your roses! I'm a huge fan of The Fairy and Little White Pet! I miss them so... Bella Nitida, Greenmantle, Amy Robsart, and Lavender Dream are really beautiful as well.

What can I offer to you?

    Bookmark   May 11, 2011 at 12:23PM
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