NEW: Second Annual Shade Lovers Swap

intheforest(4b Iowa)January 5, 2006

Thanks for looking...

(Formerly twice-the-fun-swap)

This swap was a hit last year and the varieties were fabulous. Hopefully will get traders as good as last year but we'll have a tough act to follow.

Any seeds that can tolerate part shade to full shade are great.

Here are the guidelines:

Deadline for mailing to me will be Jan 31,2006 all seed packets need to besent in by this time.

Please include:

* Return postage -same or more than it took you to mail (Minimum .60 for small and newbies).

* Address Label

* Garden web name

* List of what you sent and also wish list (maybe you'll get a wish or two?)

I will return seeds the 1st week in February

You can send duplicates, but only 2 of the same

seed if they are very common. You will receive the same amount of packets as you send in and any "Bonus" seeds . Anyone wanting to donate "Bonus" seeds please lable them as "Bonus" or separate them and I will distribute them to other swappers or newbies. Newbies should send postage and write newbie on envelope.

FYI -I can only include bonuses if you have adequate return postage to allow-you may want an extra stamp (ex-if it only took you .60 to send. but you sent 22 extra-lightweight pkts)

Happy sowing,

Abbey

please package & lable seeds well

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sissy1(5 IN)

I really need some shade seeds, I only have a few so is it ok if I join. Please let me know. Thank you

    Bookmark   January 5, 2006 at 4:42PM
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lianeny(z8a GA)

Abbey --

This sounds great! I'm working on shady areas of the yard this year, so I've got some interesting things to share.

Count me in!

LianeNY

    Bookmark   January 5, 2006 at 7:04PM
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intheforest(4b Iowa)

Welcome back to this swap again this year sissy! We are up to 3, but need a few more. Come join us - Join the fun.

Abbey

    Bookmark   January 9, 2006 at 7:16PM
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Melinda Hagen

I would like to join this. I love shade plants! thanks, Melinda

    Bookmark   January 10, 2006 at 7:52AM
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lianeny(z8a GA)

Hi Abbey ---

Doesn't anybody else have shade in their yard???

Do we have enough people to do this?

LianeNY

    Bookmark   January 13, 2006 at 12:09PM
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intheforest(4b Iowa)

We are up to 4 if you count me it is 5. I think we have met critical mass as far as I'm concerned, and I am sure others will join as there is still 2 1/2 weeks before the deadline. Last year the seeds were very specialized and unique in selection making it well worth it even if only a couple more join. Shade seeds are so specialized that what people send in tended to be rare and unusual. Plus I have my own rare and unuasual bonuses to add.

The GW problems may have others not logging in as often too. As the problems are dying down, we may get more activity. My email page was moved off the journal page to the normal spot yesterday, so they are fixing things slowly but surely.

It will be a great swap.
Abbey

    Bookmark   January 13, 2006 at 12:44PM
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purplefirefly(z7 NC)

My entire front yard is shade so i definitely want in this one! I am a newbie, but do have some seeds and I think some are shade. Can I mark Newbie and send seeds? It won't be much, maybe 1-3 packs.

Also, do you send whole packs in original packing, or can you send some in those little glassine or plastic seed envelopes, well labeled?

Theresa

    Bookmark   January 13, 2006 at 4:24PM
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bonnie_nmi(z4)

Hi Abbey -

Count me in! I really need shade seeds, and I have some to share as well.

Bonnie

    Bookmark   January 17, 2006 at 10:48PM
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intheforest(4b Iowa)

Welcome Bonnie and Theresa!! Now we are getting there.

I got Bonnie's email but not Teresa's sent to me (even checked my trash file). I guess GW has another glitch-hopefully it is fixed and I don't miss any more. Luckily Bonnies is blocked so I had to come here to respond or I may have been even longer noticing Theresa's post.
FYI-Anyone posting may want to make sure I got it if you don't hear from me right away. I'll keep a closer eye here though.

Thanks Abbey
PS-Plenty of time to join yet.

    Bookmark   January 18, 2006 at 9:09AM
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MargeC(z6 AR)

Hi Abbey, If it isn't too late I would like to join.
Thanks, Marge

    Bookmark   January 18, 2006 at 10:01AM
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suebo(6)

I would love to join. Where do I send the seeds too?
Thanks,
Susan

    Bookmark   January 18, 2006 at 7:14PM
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blackcat333(z6 NY)

I'm starting some shade gardens this year so count me in!

Cat

    Bookmark   January 19, 2006 at 10:24AM
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jessewo(5 PA)

Sounds great! Let me check my seed box(es) & see what I've got.

    Bookmark   January 21, 2006 at 1:13PM
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lianeny(z8a GA)

Hi Abbey --

Are we supposed to have the seeds in the mail by 1/31 or should they reach you by 1/31?

I'm waiting on some commercial seed I'd like to include that hasn't arrived yet....

LianeNY

    Bookmark   January 23, 2006 at 12:03PM
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pins2006(z7B)

I would like to join, but the only shade seeds that I have that I can think of are toad lilies. What are some others so I can get my brain going?

Carmen

    Bookmark   January 23, 2006 at 1:49PM
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intheforest(4b Iowa)

Hurry-One week left to join the fun in the shade.
Abbey

ps-stay tuned for My 3rd Annual Seed Addicts swap in February.

    Bookmark   January 25, 2006 at 10:07AM
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Melinda Hagen

For some of you who are fairly new and not sure what grows in the shade just go to the gardenhelper.com site and they have lists of perennials, trees, shrubs, annuals, ground covers, etc to grow for full shade and partial shade. Many some people probably never thought of and can be included in this swap! Thanks, Melinda

    Bookmark   January 25, 2006 at 10:55AM
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intheforest(4b Iowa)

Thanks Melinda!

Another good Idea is to check your seed catalogs for the symbols to give you more ideas. Part sun, Part shade, and full shade are all fair game.

Abbey

    Bookmark   January 25, 2006 at 4:40PM
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barbamaman(z5/6 OH)

Hey, cool! shade is what we have acreas of! I've got some wonderful seeds if I can send small numbers - like 3 kinds of aquilegia with a dozen seeds of each, for example, - and call the 3 mini-packs 1 trade? 3 different foxgloves, each kind individually labelled, 50-100 seeds each? 3 hostas? 3 astilbes? Etc?

If that's ok I can start off some traders with very nice shade seed combos...

What do you think?

I'd love to join; got some unusual seeds...

Barb

    Bookmark   January 25, 2006 at 7:37PM
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hipahulahadee

i would really like to join in on this. i am new to your site so if i am not that good, please bear with me. let me know if i do something wrong please.

thanks

jaime

    Bookmark   January 26, 2006 at 5:15PM
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barbamaman(z5/6 OH)

My seeds are on their way!

Barb

    Bookmark   January 26, 2006 at 6:21PM
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MargeC(z6 AR)

I recieved my seeds yesterday. Thanks so much. Marge

    Bookmark   February 21, 2006 at 9:19AM
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