Valentine's Day swap, anyone?

rosemctier(z5/6 waynesburg PA)January 17, 2011

Now that the Christmas swaps are over, my mail is a little boring. I had such a good time with the Christmas stocking swap, so I was wondering if anyone would be interested in doing a similar small Valentine's Day swap? I didn't see anything else posted about one, so I do hope I'm not intruding on someone else's traditional swap. I haven't quite ironed out all the details yet, but I'm thinking something small, perhaps limiting it to a small flat rate priority mail box and to include a Valentine card, a packet (or more) or Valentine's themed seeds (things with heart, love, or cupid in the name, or things that are pink, red, white, or a plant you LOVE-- you get the idea), and a treat or two. It's amazing how much one can cram into those little boxes! Just a light little surprise to brighten up what is usually a grey, dreary month :)

Let me know by Jan 24 if you are interested. I think in order for things to get there by V-day, packages would need to be mailed to me, with return postage of $4.95 included, by Jan 31st or Feb 1st at the latest, which doesn't give us a lot of time. If those who sign up are all established traders, we could just do a direct swap, but I don't want newbies to feel left out nor do I want to take any risks, so we'll decide this part later. I've never hosted a swap before and I don't want it to be a disaster!

Thanks for playing! I'm off to prepare more winter sowing containers!

Rose

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hostarookie(6 WV)
    Bookmark   January 18, 2011 at 10:56AM
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rosemctier(z5/6 waynesburg PA)

i thought that was just a seed swap, isn't it?

    Bookmark   January 18, 2011 at 2:08PM
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dirt_under_my_nails

Rose~ great idea for a swap!! Sadly I'll be sitting out of most swaps till this fall. Hope you have fun.You're right though, other Valentine one is SEEDS only.

later....April

    Bookmark   January 18, 2011 at 3:22PM
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rosemctier(z5/6 waynesburg PA)

oh, c'mon April-- it's a little one LOL! i just wantted something sweet and simple :) hopefully a few people will sign up-- we don't need many! and there will probably be chocolate :) i may try to drum up interest in an easter basket swap, too, if this one works and no one else does one. are you doing any winter sowing? that seems to be the hot activity and topic on the forums right now. they have lured me in and i'm going to try it. can't be any worse than the results i get inside, right?

    Bookmark   January 18, 2011 at 6:44PM
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nottougly(Zone 7)

I am willing to do this.
Faye!

    Bookmark   January 19, 2011 at 8:23PM
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rosemctier(z5/6 waynesburg PA)

well, Faye, hopefully others will sign up, but if not we can be each other's blooming valentines :)

    Bookmark   January 19, 2011 at 11:39PM
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flowergirl34(5 Upstate NY)

Hi Rose!
I would like to sign up.
Thanks so much!
vina

    Bookmark   January 20, 2011 at 7:01AM
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beth_b_kodiak(zone 5a)

Hi rose, I'll join in too
AND
invite you to join us over at the MNF thread.
Bethb

    Bookmark   January 20, 2011 at 9:09AM
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rosemctier(z5/6 waynesburg PA)

vina, i just signed up for your OBF swap, so make sure we don't get assigned each other LOL!

beth that's so funny, 'cause i discovered the link last night and signed up for december :)

so far it's me, Faye, Vina, and Beth. Already a good group-- yay!! thanks for joining in :)

    Bookmark   January 20, 2011 at 11:21AM
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mavis07(z7VA)

Hi Rose!
I want to join in! Please send me your addy!

Thanks!!

Mavis07

    Bookmark   January 21, 2011 at 11:00PM
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rosemctier(z5/6 waynesburg PA)

welcome Mavis07! this brings us up to 5! woo-hoo!

i'll send out everything once sign ups are over-- we still have a few days. maybe there'll be a rush of people last minute :)

    Bookmark   January 22, 2011 at 12:59AM
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antiqueorchid(Z-6)

Lurking for now:)

IMO I think it would be more economical to send directly and just have new members send their end first. Why pay $4.95 twice. And all participants should use DC#.

Denise

    Bookmark   January 22, 2011 at 4:14PM
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rosemctier(z5/6 waynesburg PA)

yeah, Denise, that's what i'm thinking too. even our newbie isn't a newbie really! i just know from past experience that some people are reluctant to deal with new people and i didn't want that to be a reason why people didn't sign up.

oh, btw, that siberian blues dianthus i got from you bloomed until frost finally killed it! the obedient plant took off too! thanks :)

    Bookmark   January 22, 2011 at 4:25PM
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antiqueorchid(Z-6)

Rose,

I can't wait to see my Dutchman's Breeches and squirrel corn that I got from you bloom this spring. Your Dianthus should come back. Mine does and it reseeds itself here and there.

You can count me in if you are doing direct shipping.

Denise

    Bookmark   January 22, 2011 at 6:40PM
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rosemctier(z5/6 waynesburg PA)

wow, it's starting to take off! so far we have me, Faye, Vina, Beth, Denise (yes, let's do the direct shipping-- much cheaper), and Jess from dougnjess (got an email this afternoon). Six is a nice number for a first swap, and still more time. since we are direct sending, we could extend signups another few days too.

    Bookmark   January 23, 2011 at 1:44AM
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mavis07(z7VA)

I'm the newbie. I bought a flat rate box yesterday and the postage is on it ready to be stuffed. Weeeeeee this is fun! Thanks Rose!

    Bookmark   January 23, 2011 at 8:43AM
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beth_b_kodiak(zone 5a)

Hi Mavis. You're not really a newbie..... you're recycled.
ME Too LOL
BB

    Bookmark   January 23, 2011 at 8:51AM
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beautifulreddahlias(6a)

Hi! Last min. but I am interested in joining! Sounds like a lot of fun!

    Bookmark   January 23, 2011 at 10:54AM
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dirt_under_my_nails

Just a heads up flat rate boxes have gone up in price again!!! Small boxes are 5.20, med are 10.95, & large 14.95.

later...April

    Bookmark   January 23, 2011 at 11:01AM
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mavis07(z7VA)

Hi Folks!
Thanks Beth, I am recycled!
April, I didn't know about the flat rate increase! I'll add extra postage!
Thanks for the heads up!
Mavis07

    Bookmark   January 23, 2011 at 2:02PM
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rosemctier(z5/6 waynesburg PA)

beautifulreddahlias, thanks for joining! i also got email message from baskettinaa, who will also be joining. so far we have:
Rose, Faye, Vina, Beth, mavis07, Denise, Jess from dougnjess, beautifulreddahlias, and baskettinaa. sorry about missing you on that last count Mavis-- was not intentional at all-- i',m just scattered and disorganized!

thanks for the head's up, april! i had no idea it went up again. i am out of stamps too-- are they due to go up as well? aarrgghh. you know....if you join us April we'll be an even 10 :)

i like the recycled terminology!

i am ordering more flat rate oxes from the post office-- they will deliver them free right to your door, and i sense a lot of plant trades coming in the near future :)

signups end tomorrow, so i'll be sending more infor to you all on tuesday. a lot of us seem to be involved in the same groups and swaps, so if you've been partners with someone on the list, zap me a message and let me know-- i think it's nice to send to new people, and then you don't have to worry that you already sent them those seeds LOL

thank you so much for making my first swap a success! i'm really excited!

    Bookmark   January 23, 2011 at 2:54PM
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robin1962-2008(6)

Count me in!!!Wonderful idea for a swap!!!!

    Bookmark   January 23, 2011 at 11:34PM
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rosemctier(z5/6 waynesburg PA)

thank you for joining us robin1962-2008! i think this is going to be a great treat for all of us :)

    Bookmark   January 24, 2011 at 12:22AM
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beth_b_kodiak(zone 5a)

Hey Rose, this sure is going great.
I'm excited.
BB

    Bookmark   January 24, 2011 at 10:36AM
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smitties

Is it too late for me to join in? Smitties

    Bookmark   January 24, 2011 at 8:38PM
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rosemctier(z5/6 waynesburg PA)

Not at all, Smitties-- we are happy to have you :)

i'll check again in the morning to see if we have any last minute takers!

BB, I'm excited too! i'm so glad people want to play!

    Bookmark   January 24, 2011 at 9:22PM
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cryptid(Southern OR 7)

Was reluctantly/sadly gonna pass on this, but with direct shipping, etc., you can count me in, if you'll have me.

    Bookmark   January 24, 2011 at 10:21PM
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suegardens2(5)

Hi Rose

I'd like to join. Sounds like fun. Hope I'm not too late.

Sue N.

    Bookmark   January 24, 2011 at 10:22PM
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rosemctier(z5/6 waynesburg PA)

the more the merrier, cryptid and Sue-- let's spread the love :)

    Bookmark   January 24, 2011 at 11:22PM
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dougnjess(z5 IN)

I would really like to be a part of the fun, please! Happy Valentine's!

    Bookmark   January 25, 2011 at 7:32PM
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rosemctier(z5/6 waynesburg PA)

hey guys, i'm waiting for confirmation from one more person that they want to play before i assign partners. I'm going to keep sign ups open until tomorrow in case we can tempt someone else and to give her time to respond :)

i can't believe it took off like that! woo-hoo! thanks for playing.

since we have a few new people signed on, i want to repeat my request that you let me know before i assign partners if you have already done a package swap recently with anyone who has signed up, just so we can all surprise someone new!

i am a night owl, so will probably be posting partners after midnight tomorrow, so stay tuned:)

    Bookmark   January 25, 2011 at 7:40PM
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rosemctier(z5/6 waynesburg PA)

still waiting for one more confirmation. i'll post names tomorrow as a lovely break from grading drafts :)

    Bookmark   January 26, 2011 at 10:55PM
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sherrih(8La)

Thanks for the invite Rose. I'd love to join.
sherrih

    Bookmark   January 27, 2011 at 5:44PM
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rosemctier(z5/6 waynesburg PA)

Wow, we have a great group! Before I reveal partners, a reiteration of a few details. You�ll be sending your partner a small priority box (which has gone up to 5.20) to be filled with (at minimum) a valentine, a pack or more of valentine�s themed seeds, open to your interpretation (something you LOVE is great, something pink, something with "heart" in the name, etc), and treats. Of course, feel free to stuff them�you can fit a lot in those boxes LOL. Please email your buddy your mailing address. When you ship your package, please get a delivery confirmation number and post it here or send it directly to their email or to me. Please ship your packages by February 7th to ensure a sweet Valentine�s Day will be had by all! And as always, when you get your box of goodies, please post to let us know your package got there and so we can savor your treats with you :D

Thank you all for signing up and making my first swap hostess attempt so successful and gratifying!

Nottougly sends to Mavis07
Mavis07 sends to Sherrih
Sherrih sends to Suegardens2
Suegardens2 sends to Rosemctier
Rosemctier sends to Nottougly
Flowergirl34 sends to Antiqueorchid
Antiqueorchid sends to Beth_b_kodiak
Beth_b_kodiak sends to Flowergirl34
Beautifulreddahlias sends to Robin1962-2008
Robin1962-2008 sends to Cryptid
Cryptid sends to Jess of Dougnjess
Jess of Dougnjess sends to Smitties
Smitties sends to Beautifulreddahlias

If you don�t hear from your buddy in the next few days with an address, please let me know. I am also emailing this message to all of you in case GW starts acting wonky again.

Thanks for joining in!

Rose

    Bookmark   January 27, 2011 at 8:19PM
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robin1962-2008(6)

Beautifulreddahlias,I am your swap partner but I can`t find your email address to send you my address.Please send me your email address. Robin

    Bookmark   January 27, 2011 at 11:25PM
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flowergirl34(5 Upstate NY)

P A R T N E R S :0): This is so fun!

Hey Denise! :)
I'm sending to you. HOW COOL! I already have your addy from the seed swap we just did.

Rose, I already bought something for my swap and "thought" it would fit in one of those boxes...now that its home and I tried to get it in the box...it doesn't fit :(. Can I use a different box instead of the sm. flat rate? PLEASE!! I won't ask for anything else this whole swap...promise :)

Happy Shopping everyone!
vina

    Bookmark   January 28, 2011 at 8:09AM
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rosemctier(z5/6 waynesburg PA)

LOL vina who am i to argue with that! i plan to be happily shopping this weekend :)

    Bookmark   January 28, 2011 at 4:15PM
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antiqueorchid(Z-6)

beth_b_kodiak please send me your address when you get a chance:)

Denise

    Bookmark   January 28, 2011 at 7:43PM
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smitties

I also need to get in contact with beautifulreddahlias so I can get her address for mailing.

Rose, can you get in touch with her please. Thanks

Smitties

    Bookmark   January 28, 2011 at 9:26PM
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rosemctier(z5/6 waynesburg PA)

Smitties, I'm on it :)

    Bookmark   January 29, 2011 at 12:30PM
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beautifulreddahlias(6a)

I fixed the email link on my page! Didn't know it was missing! I don't look at my page very often, but I fixed the problam. Sorry for any inconvenience!
Nina

    Bookmark   January 30, 2011 at 8:38AM
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rosemctier(z5/6 waynesburg PA)

hi Nina! it was no inconvenience at all-- people just eager to shop and ship LOL. thank you for joining us!

they are FINALLY starting to put the fun spring stuff out! it's about time, since the valentine's stuff started showing up before they even packed up the christmas stuff!

    Bookmark   January 30, 2011 at 1:09PM
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smitties

Jess of dougnjess, I sent you an email with my address information. Can you let me know if you received it. Thanks smitties

    Bookmark   January 30, 2011 at 9:46PM
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rosemctier(z5/6 waynesburg PA)

i feel like the worst hostess ever-- i can't think of any games! i don't think we have time for a bingo type thing...i will mull it over and come up with something (i hope) :)

    Bookmark   January 31, 2011 at 2:58PM
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suegardens2(5)

Rose -

Don't feel bad. I had a hard time thinking of games for the obf For The Birds swap too. You'll think of something I'm sure. I have your package all boxed up and ready to go to the post office tomorrow. Hope we don't get all that ice and snow they are predicting. They call it a "wintry mix". I call it a black ice skating rink...lol! Seriously, I spun around three times on the highway last winter with similar conditions. I don't know how I didn't hit anyone or anything. I always say I'm the co-pilot and God is the pilot after that horrendous experience. Have a good night.

Sue N.

    Bookmark   January 31, 2011 at 9:08PM
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smitties

Every time I turn on the weather, the forecast changes and not for the better. Now we could get up to 14 inches after both storms headed this way have passed. This may include ice as well.

Depending on the weather, I will be going in to work in the morning. I plan to mail my package before on the way. I work at a small gift shop so the owner makes the calls as to when to open when the weather is bad. I will first have to see how easy it is to get out of our driveway since it is 250 feet long and already the wind is blowing drifts from the snow that we received last week. The first storm isn't supposed to be as bad as the second so chances are I will be going in.

Will post my DC when I get back home. Stay safe everyone. Margo

    Bookmark   January 31, 2011 at 9:16PM
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rosemctier(z5/6 waynesburg PA)

we are just supposed to get freezing rain tonight, but i think that's worse than snow, especially for driving! snow wise, it hasn't been that bad yet-- maybe about a foot total but a lot of it melted in a weird 45 degree day last week.

still thinking of a game!

    Bookmark   January 31, 2011 at 9:47PM
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flowergirl34(5 Upstate NY)

Morning all!

Our storm has started as well...just going to try to ride it out at home.

Rose, don't worry about a game...you'll think of something. I'm trying to come up with one for the obf swap.

Denise, I need to get one more thing for your package and it is going out in the mail. I should be mailing by Friday, because it doesn't look like I'll be getting to a store today or tomorrow.

Talk to you soon.
vina

    Bookmark   February 1, 2011 at 7:42AM
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smitties

Was able to get to the post office before the second round of bad weather hit. We received about 4 inches last night and the roads weren't too bad so I was able to make it to work. I stopped at the PO before hand. We ended up closing early but amazingly, we had customers all day until 2. Round 2 has started with sleet, high winds, and snow and it is supposed to last all night and into tomorrow morning.

My DC #03102640000106914171

Hope the weather doesn't slow down delivery.

I still have not heard the Jess got my email so hope she is still joining us in this swap.

Stay safe and warm, Margo

    Bookmark   February 1, 2011 at 6:25PM
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suegardens2(5)

Hi Rose -

I took your package to the post office today. The DC# is 03093220000131571357. You will receive it by Thursday, but since we are only a couple of hours apart you may receive it tomorrow according to the post office clerk. I hope you like it.

The storm brought lots of freezing rain and closed schools and government offices here today. We are in for a repeat of the same tonight and tomorrow.

I'm anxious to see if we have another six weeks of winter coming. Of course, I don't really believe in the whold Ground Day thing, but it's a fun tradition isn't it? I'll bet we are in for another six weeks of winter like we are every year...lol.

I hope everyone is staying safe and warm. I hope we don't have any power outages or other unexpected happenings with this storm. I know they were mentioning the possibilities of many potential problems when I watched the news this morning. I haven't watched this evening yet. I decided to make a nice pot of soup today since the preschool where I work was closed because of the weather. My hubby is a happy camper and is hoping I'll be home tomorrow too.

Good night.

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rosemctier(z5/6 waynesburg PA)

wow, sue, you are totally on the ball! thank you! i am trying to be on the ball too but the local merchants are not cooperating with me. i am pouting that some of your stores are carrying seeds but one of mine are :( i thought once they put out the peat pots, seeds would naturally follow, but apparently not. i will let you know when it gets here :)

    Bookmark   February 1, 2011 at 10:15PM
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rosemctier(z5/6 waynesburg PA)

GAME!!!

lacking any creativity of my own, i am blatantly plagiarizing beth's game idea (thanks beth!!!) from the swap she is running, with a simple tweak.

flowers and love are forever intertwined in my mind, and apparently in the minds of others as well, because so many plant names are related to ideas of love. for this game, everyone should make a list of all the plant names they can think of inspired by the theme of love. i think that we should interpret this loosely, so feel free to include words associated with the whole lovey-dovey valentine's season, good and bad-- hearts, cupid, arrows, candies, lost love, etc. have fun with it and let's see how creative we can be in the word associations :) i think we should also include named cultivars to widen the playing field.

Please send your list to me via email by Feb 13; don't post them here. I'm offering two prizes, one to the person who collects the most floral "valentines" and one to the person who interprets the theme most cleverly :) I'll post the winners and all of the lists on Valentine's day :)

thanks for playing!

    Bookmark   February 1, 2011 at 10:30PM
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rosemctier(z5/6 waynesburg PA)

wow, boxes are going out already, so i'm going to start posting the updates to help keep track :)

Nottougly sends to Mavis07
Mavis07 sends to Sherrih
Sherrih sends to Suegardens2
Suegardens2 sends to Rosemctier sent
Rosemctier sends to Nottougly
Flowergirl34 sends to Antiqueorchid
Antiqueorchid sends to Beth_b_kodiak
Beth_b_kodiak sends to Flowergirl34
Beautifulreddahlias sends to Robin1962-2008
Robin1962-2008 sends to Cryptid
Cryptid sends to Jess of Dougnjess
Jess of Dougnjess sends to Smitties
Smitties sends to Beautifulreddahlias sent

please let me know if you haven't been able trade addresses and info with your partner by thursday.

faye, just an update-- i ordered something cute and it is supposed to be here by saturday so i SHOULD be able to meet my own deadline, but with this awful blizzard covering the country it may be delayed a day or two. i will let you know if it is going to be late.

hope everyone is staying warm and safe!

    Bookmark   February 1, 2011 at 11:35PM
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beth_b_kodiak(zone 5a)

I hope to send today. We came home early due to weather concerns and the house feels great , sung and warm.
Hope everyone is doing OK.
BB

    Bookmark   February 2, 2011 at 7:35AM
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beautifulreddahlias(6a)

I also hope to send my box out today, the storm has mostly passed us but we are still getting a wet snow. It's starting to make things slippery. I went out to shovel my sidewalk and it was like shoveling rocks!

    Bookmark   February 2, 2011 at 8:21AM
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smitties

Rose, I heard from my partner and I also sent you an email.

Nasty here. I am so glad I got my box sent yesterday. We are stuck in for a while due to a drifting and a thick layer of sleet the is under a layer of snow. We have a 250 foot long driveway and my husband has been out for almost two hours and hasn't gotten very far. I love to go out in the morning to our local Panera for coffee and I can't get out!!!! It might end up be an afternoon cup of coffee.

Today is the second day of school being closed and I can bet tomorrow will be the same due to the blowing. We have used up our allotted three days so these will have to be made up. :( The temps are going to be frigid too. It's crazy and seeing the size of this storm, I doubt there is anyone here who hasn't had something from it.

I am just going to keep thinking that spring will be here soon and deal with this. As long as I can get out and get some soil pellets, I will be happy.

Stay warm, Margo

    Bookmark   February 2, 2011 at 9:34AM
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suegardens2(5)

Rose, I think your game idea is a good one. Not too many garden related valentine game themes out there. So I don't think that you plagairized on Beth's game, and if you did, I don't think she'll mind...lol.

I hope everyone is weathering the storm and staying safe and cozy. This has been a really bad one and I usually don't let the weather bother me much. I really don't like the ice part of this storm though. Take care all.

Sue N.

    Bookmark   February 2, 2011 at 12:47PM
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mavis07(z7VA)

I sent Sherrih's box today!

Delivery confirmation # is 0310 2010 0001 4230 8243

Hope everyone is safe and warm.

Mavis07

    Bookmark   February 3, 2011 at 12:01AM
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flowergirl34(5 Upstate NY)

Good morning everyone!
I have about an hour of free time this afternoon and I will be working on my Valentines List. I had a lot of fun with the animals one. This one may be more tricky though...all the better to keep my brain thinkin' ;)

I'm am also going out this morning to finish my final details on my Valentine's box. So I'll be posting DC on that tomorrow :)

Have a great day everyone!
vina

    Bookmark   February 3, 2011 at 6:41AM
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suegardens2(5)

Rose, I had a question about the game. When I was looking up plants I noticed there are vegetables with names like Valentine in them as well as floral plants. To make sure I understand, do you want just the names of flowers or all plants with a love related theme? Thanks for clarifying.

Sue N.

    Bookmark   February 3, 2011 at 12:26PM
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flowergirl34(5 Upstate NY)

Hi all!
Rose, sent my Valentine's List...boy! I need to update my want list ;)

Sue, I think you have poetic license with the Valentines words. That's how I did it. I even found one named Taylor, and since that's my daughters name and she's my valentine, I threw that in too :)

Ttyl,
vina

    Bookmark   February 3, 2011 at 1:42PM
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smitties

I just checked the DC and my package was delivered to Nina today. I sure hope she enjoys the contents.

Cold, cold, and more cold. I am going to plant 72 new types of seeds today. That not even half the varieties I have to try this year, and I just ordered more seeds yesterday. What is wrong with me?

Margo

    Bookmark   February 3, 2011 at 7:17PM
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beth_b_kodiak(zone 5a)

Finally got the box packed and ready to mail.
I'll hand it to the mail lady tomorrow.\
BB

    Bookmark   February 3, 2011 at 7:34PM
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robin1962-2008(6)

Cryptid,Would you please send me your address so I can mail your box.It`s ready to go!!!Thanks!

    Bookmark   February 3, 2011 at 8:25PM
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rosemctier(z5/6 waynesburg PA)

Hi everyone!

Sue, I would go wild and put anything you want on the list! i'm easy!

my package came today but they delivered it to my little old lady neighbor's house, and when i got home she was already asleep! i live a 1/3 mile off the road and you have to go through a field of ice to get to the house, so the postman doesn't come up here. i will be fetching it tomorrow :)

glad to see boxes going out :) and i already got one VERY impressive list for the game! i picked up the prizes yesterday and if i do say so myself i think they are perfect for this swap :D this is just so much fun LOL

    Bookmark   February 3, 2011 at 9:34PM
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dougnjess(z5 IN)

Wow! 72 varities! Margo, I am telling my husband he is holdin me back! I planted 24 varieties of peppers yesterday and he said I was nuts. Well, he helped me so that makes him a nut, too. Good thing I like nuts. We all have our addictions, and this one is mine and justifed by all the produce if feeds us and happiness we get from doing it. So, Margo, there is nothing wrong with us. When are you planting your next batch? I am doing mine this weekend I think; perenials!!!!
Jess
P.S. Margo, I will mail tomorrow if our weather permits (they are still delaying and closing schools here)

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cryptid(Southern OR 7)

>Posted by robin1962-2008 6 (My Page) on Thu, Feb 3, 11 at >20:25
> >Cryptid,Would you please send me your address so I can >mail your box.It`s ready to go!!!Thanks!

Awright!! Just sent you my addy! I *do so love* holiday themed box swaps,...especially Valentine's! :)

    Bookmark   February 4, 2011 at 12:04AM
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suegardens2(5)

Rose - I hope you like your package.

I hope everyone is having an easier time out there. We are supposed to get more snow this weekend. I don't know if that Punxsutawney Phil fella predicted acurately for an early spring, but I am a "glass half full" kind of person, so I'm gonna keep the faith...lol!

Have a great day everyone!

Sue N.

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beautifulreddahlias(6a)

Robin,
I sent out your package, the DC is 03093220000197610649. Can't wait for you to get it!!!!
Thanks,
Nina

    Bookmark   February 4, 2011 at 12:20PM
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beth_b_kodiak(zone 5a)

Vina, here is your DC#9405 5036 9930 0494 4522 47
It won't show up until tomorrow but with lick, the package may arrive Monday. Hope you have a nice weekend.
Bethb

    Bookmark   February 4, 2011 at 12:26PM
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cryptid(Southern OR 7)

Hey Jess,...I sent your package yesterday! Here's the DC#:
0310 2010 0001 9647 9692

It's a fun one! I really enjoyed putting it together! :)

    Bookmark   February 4, 2011 at 4:37PM
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antiqueorchid(Z-6)

I guess I have not used the small flat rate box in a while because it is alot smaller than what I remember. Plus they raised the price $6.65 including DC#. I crammed as much as I could fit in there to make it worth the shipping price. I think I got my monies worth:)

Beth, I had fun filling your box. I hope you like your goodies.

DC#0310 3200 0001 1776 3488

Denise

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sherrih(8La)

I recieved my box from Mavis today.. WOW!!! It was stuffed full of goodies. I got a candle, a pin with a rooster on it and it says spring, a pink heart coin purse, air freshner for the car, a pack of cute lil cards with pink envy's to match, post it notes, seeds:
bolsom-yellow
pacific beauty mix- calendula
salvia-blue mix
rattle box-yellow
phlox-purple
columbine-voilet
clematis- white
lots of yummy chocolate and a very sweet valtines day card.
THANK YOU SO MUCH MAVIS, YOU MADE MY DAY EXTRA SPECIAL!!!
XOXOXOXO
Sherri

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flowergirl34(5 Upstate NY)

Wow! The boxes are flying! :)
and so is mine!
Denise, your DC# is 0308 3390 0001 7950 8758
and I got your seeds today...and they were perfect! Thank your husband for me :)

Have a great night everyone!
vina

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rosemctier(z5/6 waynesburg PA)

Yay! I was able to pick up my box from Sue today-thank you so much! Jam packed with goodies! I got gloves, coffee, chocolate hearts, a bath fizz shaped like a huge diamond-the only one I'll ever get LOL--bubble bath and lotion, rose scented, in really cute bottles, and awesome flower shaped spoon rest that totally matches my kitchen, a tiny apple windchime that I will hang in my kitchen window, cute little notecards with flowers and strawberries on them, sweethearts, a nail brush!!!--much needed--baggies, FUZZY SOCKS--woop woop!--bells of Ireland, pink monarda (I don't have this color-yay!), sweet Williams, all my favs, and a bleeding heart which is one of my all-time favorite spring flowers. WHEW! And the card was soooo cute, a flower with a ladybug and a little worm, and I do love my bugs LOL. Thank you so much. Was a wonderful thing to come home to! Give the innate generosity of GWers it was probably naive of me to limit the box size huh LOL.

Still waiting on something for my box but it is scheduled for delivery tomorrow, so crossing my fingers! Got all the shopping done for the three swaps I'm doing AND some stuff I anticipation of the easter basket swap I think will definitely happen since a few people said they'd be interested. I'm warning you now, though, if we decide to do an actual basket, we'll probably have to use the medium rate boxes and find baskets that have handles that fold or no handles at all, but it will be worth it--peter cottontail needs room for all those cool eggs and plants and bulbs and peeps!

I have at last check received 2 entries and people they are IMPRESSIVE! Some very cool plants out there and really good interpretation of the theme! I can't wait to read the rest!
Here's the current list as far as I can tell. It was a very long week!

Nottougly sends to Mavis07
Mavis07 sends to Sherrih RECEIVED
Sherrih sends to Suegardens2
Suegardens2 sends to Rosemctier RECEIVED
Rosemctier sends to Nottougly
Flowergirl34 sends to Antiqueorchid sent
Antiqueorchid sends to Beth_b_kodiak sent
Beth_b_kodiak sends to Flowergirl34 sent
Beautifulreddahlias sends to Robin1962-2008 sent
Robin1962-2008 sends to Cryptid
Cryptid sends to Jess of Dougnjess sent
Jess of Dougnjess sends to Smitties
Smitties sends to Beautifulreddahlias DELIVERED

Hee hee-I also came home to three sprouted daylily seeds! The on the rocks method seems to be faster than the paper towel method.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

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suegardens2(5)

I am glad you liked your box Rose. I had lots of fun putting it together. I hope you don't mind that I used a little bigger sized box since I could fit your items, epecially the "diamond", in the tiny flat rate one.

It's nice to hear everyone is sending and receiving their boxes. I love to read the posts.

Could someone tell me about the "on the rocks" method for sprouting daylily seeds. I have some chilling in the fridge that I was going to try soon. I was going to use the paper towel method. Thanks.

Sue N.

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beautifulreddahlias(6a)

Smitties,
Thanks so much for the Valentine! I loved my box:) Can't wait to start planting the seeds:) The baggies will come in handy!!

Robin,
I still have to check to see where your box is yet but I hope you got it!!!!
Thanks guys!!!
Nina

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suegardens2(5)

Rose, I wanted to say thanks for the email about the "On the Rocks" method for germinating daylily seeds. It seems so easy and really neat. I am going to try it!

Thanks.

Sue N.

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cryptid(Southern OR 7)

"On the Rocks" method for germinating daylily seeds? What? Okay, I'm hooked,...just what is this, exactly???

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rosemctier(z5/6 waynesburg PA)

cryptid, here's the link, in theory-- you'll have to cut and paste as i don't know how to do a hyperlink. there's 3 links on the bottom of the page that link to really great pictures-- very helpful!

http://www.ezdaylilies.com/OTRseeds/OTRseeds.htm

    Bookmark   February 7, 2011 at 10:13AM
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smitties

Received my box from Jess and her family today. It was full of seeds. Forty varieties that I promptly started checking out while eating the chocolate candy hearts she included, some which were peanut butter filled which are my favorite. She also included mints which I could smell before I could get the box open. Gave it a nice aroma and I will take these to work to munch on.

The best part was a frog wind chime. I collect frogs and love wind chimes. I enjoy listening to their chime as I lay in bed at night with the windows open. (In the spring of course).

Thank you Jess for the great box. You guys did a great job filling it up. Thanks the rest of your group for me.

Margo

Oops, forgot to mention she include lovage in honor of the Valentines them which I thought was cute. I grew this years ago and forgot about it. I am going to put this in my herb garden this year which since she also included a lot of other herbs, is going to need to be made bigger.

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antiqueorchid(Z-6)

WOW! I just received my box from Vina. It was filled with alot of nice things.
A cute little crocheted butterfly magnet. My Favorite!
Candy jolly ranchers and little heart box of chocolates. Yummy! They're gone. My 3yr old and husband told me I had to share:)
Basil seeds and basil marker and variety of seeds from her garden.
Fragrant lotion. smells very nice.
heart notepad
baggies
village car air freshener, Hibiscus sented. Can't wait to use them.
And a very sweet valentine card and a little book of love. Everything was very nice and went along with the theme.

Thank you Vina, I loved my valentine box!!!

Denise

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robin1962-2008(6)

Nina , My box came today!!Thank you so much!!I love all the cosmos,poppies and cone flowers and other flower seeds.She also sent a pencil with hearts on it,a red light up pen,candy and bubble envelopes.
Cryptid,Your box is on it`s way.I made sure you got goodies too!!!

    Bookmark   February 7, 2011 at 7:54PM
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rosemctier(z5/6 waynesburg PA)

here's the current list:)
Nottougly sends to Mavis07
Mavis07 sends to Sherrih RECEIVED
Sherrih sends to Suegardens2
Suegardens2 sends to Rosemctier RECEIVED
Rosemctier sends to Nottougly sent
Flowergirl34 sends to Antiqueorchid sent
Antiqueorchid sends to Beth_b_kodiak RECEIVED
Beth_b_kodiak sends to Flowergirl34 sent
Beautifulreddahlias sends to Robin1962-2008 RECEIVED
Robin1962-2008 sends to Cryptid sent
Cryptid sends to Jess of Dougnjess sent
Jess of Dougnjess sends to Smitties RECEIVED
Smitties sends to Beautifulreddahlias Received

valentine's flowers name game is still going on-- i'm taking entries until the 13th :)

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sherrih(8La)

Sugardens,
I mailed your box today!! YOUR DC# is03101230000046261656.
Enjoy!!
Sherrih

    Bookmark   February 7, 2011 at 11:01PM
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flowergirl34(5 Upstate NY)

Morning!!
I received my box from Beth!!! WOOHOO! Opening right now!
In my box is:
~gardening gloves YESSSSS!!!
~a Valentine's Day Card, with a very beautiful dog on it!
~Valentine's Day stickers...I LOVE STICKERS :0)
~cute Heart and Love napkins (Taylor's taking these to school for a Valentines Craft for the kids to do) THANKS!
~SEEDS: Poppy: Giant Peony Mix, Columbine: Rose Barlow, Blackberry Lily: Pink, Dianthus: Barabatus
~Hershey's Kisses and Baby Snickers all stuffed in cracks and crevices :) (My kiddos are SOOOO happy with these!)

Thank you so much Beth for such a wonderful Valentine's Box!

And Denise, so glad to see my box made it to you. WWWWHHHHEEEEEWWWWWWW! Even with DC, I still get nervous when I mail them out. So glad you likes it! :)

talk to you later!
vina

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rosemctier(z5/6 waynesburg PA)

yay! all the packages are sent out!

Nottougly sends to Mavis07
Mavis07 sends to Sherrih RECEIVED
Sherrih sends to Suegardens2 sent
Suegardens2 sends to Rosemctier RECEIVED
Rosemctier sends to Nottougly sent
Flowergirl34 sends to Antiqueorchid sent
Antiqueorchid sends to Beth_b_kodiak RECEIVED
Beth_b_kodiak sends to Flowergirl34 RECEIVED
Beautifulreddahlias sends to Robin1962-2008 RECEIVED
Robin1962-2008 sends to Cryptid sent
Cryptid sends to Jess of Dougnjess sent
Jess of Dougnjess sends to Smitties RECEIVED
Smitties sends to Beautifulreddahlias Received

don't forget about the valentine's flower names game! i'm taking entries until the 13th!

hope everybody is warm and well!

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suegardens2(5)

I received my box from Sherri today! She sent a beautiful Valentine's Day card with a cute dog on the front, (looks like a labrador retreiver, but I can't be sure)and a box jam packed with goodies. Sherri sent a cute little painted turtle that I will proudly display with my houseplants, a valentine mini-journal, blank sunflower note cards, a cute little photo album (now I can show off the grandkids in style:), valentine stickers and a bunch of chocolate hearts that I will share with the grandchildren, and last but not least, a nice variety of garden seeds. I really enjoyed receiving the package, especially after a long day at work. I know I will love the seeds too. Can't wait to plant them! Thanks again for such a nice box of treats Sherri.

Sue N.

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beth_b_kodiak(zone 5a)

My package was here waiting when I returned. Thanks a bunch Denise.
I got an adorable Hello Kitty Valentine note. cute lavender note pad and nice flowered garden gloves.
There is a perky pink Flamingo wind sock. I'm anxious to watch the humming bird when he sees that.
Seeds, cosmos picotee, been wanting these.
Fox glove and a nice fat cockscomb. two old faves that I have not tried here yet. Terrific choices Denise.
And, of course, CHOCOLATE candy. Jack and I are enjoying that.
Thanks for everything.
BB

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cryptid(Southern OR 7)

>Posted by rosemctier z5/6 waynesburg PA (My Page) on Mon, >Feb 7, 11 at 10:13
> >cryptid, here's the link, in theory-- you'll have to cut >and paste as i don't know how to do a hyperlink. there's >3 links on the bottom of the page that link to really >great pictures-- very helpful!
>http://www.ezdaylilies.com/OTRseeds/OTRseeds.htm
Ahhh, yes! Thanks, Rose! I shall definitely try this method! :)

    Bookmark   February 9, 2011 at 11:51PM
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rosemctier(z5/6 waynesburg PA)

cryptid, i can't believe how quickly they sprout. i started some on sunday night and today over half of them have roots and are starting to grow teeny tiny fans! i am potting them up as they get teh fans instead of leaving them in the cups since 2 or 3 of them started to get mold. i rinsed them with peroxide and so far so good. fingers are crossed!

Nottougly sends to Mavis07 sent
Mavis07 sends to Sherrih RECEIVED
Sherrih sends to Suegardens2 RECEIVED
Suegardens2 sends to Rosemctier RECEIVED
Rosemctier sends to Nottougly sent
Flowergirl34 sends to Antiqueorchid sent
Antiqueorchid sends to Beth_b_kodiak RECEIVED
Beth_b_kodiak sends to Flowergirl34 RECEIVED
Beautifulreddahlias sends to Robin1962-2008 RECEIVED
Robin1962-2008 sends to Cryptid sent
Cryptid sends to Jess of Dougnjess sent
Jess of Dougnjess sends to Smitties RECEIVED
Smitties sends to Beautifulreddahlias Received

i've gone through the post twice and don't think i've missed anyone. let me know if i have-- i'm fighting the flu and a, pretty loopy!

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flowergirl34(5 Upstate NY)

Hi Rose!
Denise got my box already :)

Thanks!
vina

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rosemctier(z5/6 waynesburg PA)

thanks vina! i am so out of it i can't really read and retain LOL

Nottougly sends to Mavis07 sent
Mavis07 sends to Sherrih RECEIVED
Sherrih sends to Suegardens2 RECEIVED
Suegardens2 sends to Rosemctier RECEIVED
Rosemctier sends to Nottougly sent
Flowergirl34 sends to Antiqueorchid RECEIVED
Antiqueorchid sends to Beth_b_kodiak RECEIVED
Beth_b_kodiak sends to Flowergirl34 RECEIVED
Beautifulreddahlias sends to Robin1962-2008 RECEIVED
Robin1962-2008 sends to Cryptid sent
Cryptid sends to Jess of Dougnjess sent
Jess of Dougnjess sends to Smitties RECEIVED
Smitties sends to Beautifulreddahlias RECEIVED

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antiqueorchid(Z-6)

Beth, you have a couple more packs of seeds coming once I receive them from springhill. I ordered them on jan 26th but they are not here yet:(. I will send them out as soon as I receive them.

I hope the peacock orchid bulbs will work for your zone. I wasn't sure. Anyway, I'm glad you liked your box.

Denise

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beth_b_kodiak(zone 5a)

Denise, I am planting the orchids in a pot so I can move it about as needed. They are new to me so I'll look them up as soon as I get done "Catchingup" around here.
No need to send anything else as the package was great BUT I just love sharing seeds so I won't say no. However I'll offer to share with you rather then get the whole pack.
I'm having a ball this month.
Between the daughter's visit, and the three swaps I'm spinning around in circles. It's fun but makes me even dizzier than usual.
BB

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mavis07(z7VA)

Wow! Thanks for the huge box of goodies Faye!
I got a heart shaped box of chocolates as well as dish towels, candles, stuffed animal cuties, a tiny pot with roses to grow, heart stickers and the sweetest card! I got a batch of all valentine themed seeds. I also got something I've been itching for a RED SPIDER LILY bulb!
This has been so much fun! Thanks for hosting Rose!

Mavis07

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cryptid(Southern OR 7)

Robin, I received your wonderful box yesterday! Thanks uber muchly for all the goodies! :)

Contents:

- A red felt tote bag embelished with pink and purple felt heart appliques. Just right for Elly to stuff full of crochet thread, hooks and a pattern or two that she can haul around with her, out to the folks' or wherever. She loves it!

- A portable spray bottle of "BOD Man - Fresh Blue Musk" body spray. I like it, I like it! Elly likes it too,...on me, that is.

- A laser/LED keychain light! How on earth did you know we're owned by a cat-thing (brown tabby neutered tom - name: Klingon - the "kitten-faced cougar" - nearly 4 years old)?! Amazing! We had a laser toy like this, before, but have since lost it in moving from our former residence to our current one. Klingon loves "red dot",...and now, thanks to you, he has it back!

- A double pack of BIC "Atlantis" retractable pens. Elly & I love these! Great ink, nice style, nice grip, and the clicking action is almost inaudible!

- A glittery, metal, trio of heart-posies magnet that says "Sweet-Kisses-Love". Oooooo,...shiny-sparkly! It's on our fridge now. "Oh Elllllyyy,...see these? Valentine mistletooooe...!" :)

- Sugar free (Splenda sweetened) Russell Stover chocolates! Yesssss!! Hooray for Valentine's Day!! :)

- Seeds: Bleeding Heart (pink) / Salvia (Coral Nymph - Lady in Red Mix). Niiiiice! :)

- And last (but never least), a totally fab Valentine's card, featuring a bouquet of roses, with hearts and butterflies, all in various gradients of red and pink.

Super-duper thanks, again, Robin!! What a great swap this always is! Big thanks to you, Rose, as well, for being an most excellent host!

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rosemctier(z5/6 waynesburg PA)

Yay, Cryptid, glad you enjoyed your package. still waiting to hear from Faye and Jess, hopefully it will be any day now. I know Faye's was delivered but not if she was home to get it.

only 2 entries for the game so far, so i'm extending the deadline for a few days to see if i get any more lists!

hope everyone is well. we are having a warm streak this week :)

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robin1962-2008(6)

Cryptid,I`m so glad you and Elly enjoyed your box!HAPPY VALENTINES DAY TO ALL !!!
Rose,Thank You for hosting all the fun!!

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cryptid(Southern OR 7)

Bump!

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suegardens2(5)

I totally forgot to do my list. When is the new deadline Rose?

Sue N.

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rosemctier(z5/6 waynesburg PA)

hey all! from what i can tell, all packages have been received, although i haven't heard from Faye, but i expect she has a lot to do right now.

sue, does friday seem reasonable? unless you need a weekend day to get it done, then saturday would be okay. i have to grade grade grade all weekend long, so will welcome such a wonderful distraction :)

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suegardens2(5)

Would Saturday be ok for the deadline?

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rosemctier(z5/6 waynesburg PA)

sure, that's totally fine! saturday it is. and like i always tell my students, i sleep til noon on the weekends, so as long as i have it by the time i wake up on sunday it's all good.

is anyone else experiencing the wonderful weirdly warm weather? it was 68 today-- lovely! snow melted off and some thigns are sprouting up! i love spring!

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beth_b_kodiak(zone 5a)

I love spring too.
Two Iris reticulata and ONE crocous blooming here.
That might not sound like much but here it feels like an accomplishment.
Any sign of spring is very welcome

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antiqueorchid(Z-6)

Beth, your other seeds are on the way:) I took a few from each pack to try. Thanks for sharing.

Denise

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flowergirl34(5 Upstate NY)

We are also having very warm weather. Yesterday (50's) and today (almost 60). I can see grass for the first time since Thanksgiving! It's like a glimmer of hope :)

Beth, how lovely to have flowers coming up. I would love to see a crocus. My daughter and I plant them every year in the fall, since she was born. So for 7 years I buy a couple of bags and we plant them in the lawn on the hill past the pond. We have like 300 of the darn things now. They are so beautiful when they come up. We go out and walk around trying to count the colors...such a memory we make every spring :) DH asks if we'll do that EVERY year? And I tell him as long as I can walk, I'll do it. My dream is to have the whole lawn come up in crocus every spring...he just doesn't know that yet :)

Have a great day everybody
vina

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Thanks for extending the deadline Rose. I am glad you get to sleep in on the weekends. I never sleep past 8:30 or 9:00 a.m. I am a morning person for sure.

Vina, that's a lovely tradition you have with your daughter. You will both certainly have lovely memories to cherish. I think it's good you keep DH in the dark about your gardening plans to take over the lawn. I do the same with mine..lol!

Our temperatures have been near 60 degrees for the past couple of days. I can see some of the daffodils starting to break through the ground, a definate sign that spring is on it's way. The birds were singing happily this morning, and that just lifts my spirits.

Have a wonderful day everyone.

Sue N.

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beth_b_kodiak(zone 5a)

Vina, that is a beautiful thing with the crocus. I love the idea.
I love all the spring bulbs just don't know which ones can survive here.
Enjoy your nice weather everyone.
BB

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beth_b_kodiak(zone 5a)

Denise the seeds arrived yesterday and I am delighted.
The ones from my wish list and one that was a fantastic surprise. I have a dear friend whose name is Marconi. How neat to have a flower sharing that name.
Wonderful wonderful and Many thanks
Bethb

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suegardens2(5)

Hi Rose,

I sent my list to you on Saturday night. Just wanted to make sure you received it.

Sue N.

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rosemctier(z5/6 waynesburg PA)

Sue, i did, i'm sorry for not replying. we are hosting a small conference at work this week and it has been insane trying to get that organized and catch up from being sick. ugh. i made 100 rolls and 75 pepperoni rolls today. ack!besides being all academic and intellectual they want us to cook too LOL. i will be posting lists tomorrow, after the conference is over and i can relax on my couch with y computer and my dog :D

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suegardens2(5)

Wow, I am never going to complain about my job again...lol! They ask me to cover the preschool classrooms now and then as a substitute when a teacher leaves early, but I could never handle all that cooking. I hope you are feeling a little better now. I have been feeling a little under the weather myself with my usual sinus troubles. They should clear up in April. Kudos to you for all that extra work you're doing. I wish for a relaxing evening for you curled up on the couch with your computer and your dog.

Take care.

Sue N.

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antiqueorchid(Z-6)

Beth, glad to hear they arrived safely and that you like them. Enjoy!

Denise

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rosemctier(z5/6 waynesburg PA)

VALENTINE'S PLANT LIST GAME CONTEST WINNERS!!!

well guys, we had three entries, from Jess, Vina, and Sue. Sue wins by sheer volume and patience with 624 names!!!!!
Jess won most creative-- i loved your explanations. Vina came in with 215 names, still quite respectable, so you're getting a prize too LOL. those of you who are getting to know me know that i am scatterbrained, so please send me your address even if i already should have it.

the lists are both really long, so here's some highlights. if anyone wants the epic plants o' love lists, let me know and i'll email them to you!

these are the first 50 from Sue's list:

African Daisy �" Change of Heart
2 African Daisy �" Change of Heart
3 African Violet �" Country Romance
4 African Violet �" Emerald Love
5 African Violet �" High School Sweetheart
6 African Violet �" Love in Bloom
7 African Violet �" Makin Romance
8 African Violet �" Sheer Romance
9 African Violet �" Yesterday's Love
10 African Violet �" Yesterday's Valentine
11 Amaryllis �" First Love
12 Amaryllis �" Romance
13 Angel's Trumpet �" Sweetheart
14 Asiatic Lily �" Endless Love
15 Asiatic Lily �" Forever Susan
16 Beet �" Red Heart
17 Bell Pepper �" Bell Chocolate
18 Bell Pepper �" Chocolate Beauty
19 Bell Pepper �" Miniature Chocolate Pepper
20 Bell Pepper �" Sweet Chocolate
21 Bishop's Mitre �" Sweetheart
22 Bleeding Heart �" Buring Hearts
23 Bleeding Heart �" Candy Hearts
24 Bleeding Heart �" Gold Heart
25 Bleeding Heart �" King Of Hearts
26 Border Bearded Iris �" Romantic Interlude
27 Broccoli �" Heart
28 Calla Lily �" Captain Romance
29 Canna Lily �" Beloved
30 Canna Lily �" Cupid
31 Canna Lily �" Romance
32 Canna Lily �" Valentine
33 Cantaloupe �" Spring Love
34 Cantaloupe �" Summer Love
35 Cape Primrose �" Victorian Valentine
36 Carnation �" True Love
37 Chinese Radish �" Rose Heart
38 Chocolate Lily
39 Chocolate Mint �" Peppermint Chocolate
40 Chocolate Vine
41 Christmas Rose �" Valentine Green
42 Climbing Rose �" Chocolate Sundae
43 Climbing Rose �" Valentine's Day
44 Coleus �" Chocolate Drop
45 Coleus Painted Nettle �" Dark Heart
46 Columbine �" Chocolate Soldier
47 Common Sugarbush �" Valentine
48 Coneflower �" Secret Romance
49 Coral Bells �" Chocolate Ruffles
50 Crepe Myrtle �" White Chocolate

these are from Vina's:

51.Iris: Candy Dancer
52.Iris: Chocolate Swirl
53.Iris: Little Dream
54.Iris: Aphrodisiac
55.Iris: Black Diamond
56.Iris: Butterscotch Bronze
57.Iris: Chain O' Gold
58.Iris: Chocoleto'
59.Iris: Dream Time
60.Iris: Fairy Rose
61.Iris: Jewel Tone
62.Iris: Love Story
63.Iris: My Girl
64.Iris: Pink Plume
65.Iris: Play With Fire
66.Iris: Rose Caprice
67.Iris: Silk Romance
68.Iris: Sweet Musette
69.Iris: Thai Silk
70.Iris: Tuxedo
71.Iris: Wish Upon A Star
72.Iris: Ever So Lovely
73.Iris: Passion and Purity
74.Iris: Crinkled Gem
75.Iris: Cutie
76.Iris: Bye Bye Love
77.Iris: Orange Passion
78.Iris: Windsor Rose
79.Iris: Cherub's Smile
80.Iris: No Other Love
81.Iris: Blushing Kiss
82.Iris: Goodnight Kiss
83.Iris: Sambuca Rose
84.Iris: Cocoa Pink
85.Iris: Kissed By The Sun
86.Iris: Young Heart
87.Daylily: A Kiss For Kathy
88.Daylily: A La Mode
89.Daylily: A Midsummer Night's Dream
90.Daylily: Abigale My Love
91.Daylily: All Of My Love To You
92.Daylily: Always My Love
93.Daylily: Angel Kissed
94.Daylily: Be My Love
95.Daylily: Candy From Heaven
96.Daylily: Candy Heart
97.Daylily: Candy Kisses
98.Daylily: Candy Gram
99.Daylily: Candy Lovers
100.Daylily: Your Embrace

and here's jess' list in it's entirety 'cause it's cute :)
Cupid-
Cupid's dart

Cute pet names for your Valentine:
teddy bear sunflower
Honeycrisp apple
Tenderette snap bean
Don Juan climbing rose- I think he was a romancer.
sugar baby watermelon
honeysuckle
sugarpearls apricot
Sweet Stuff sweet pepper
Big boy tomato
Better Boy tomato
Beefsteak Tomato- I could go on...

candy:
strawberry candy daylily

Chocolate:
Chocolate bell pepper
Chocolate striped tomato
Chocolate cosmos

Hearts:
Hearts of gold Hosta
bleeding hearts (poor lonely people!)
chocolate mint
chocolate scented geranium

Love:
Love in a puff
lovage- an herb
Star struck dahlia

Kiss:
Kiss me over the garden gate
baby kisses rose
tulips- you need two lips to kiss!

Sensual/sexy named plants:
sensual sundance daylily
Lakeside black satin hosta
Betty Boop rose- a sex symbol of sorts...
peter pepper (not a pepper to show your mother in law!)
Lion's tail flower ( from a distance look like a spikey ball of tubular orange flowers, up close it resembles something else more closely than a lion's tail...)
While we're on the subject; Canna, if you don't get this reference look up the painting Red Canna by Georgia O'Keefe.
Early and Often sweet corn- I am not kidding, that is a real name of a real variety of sweet corn

After Valentine's day:
Fenugreek (an herb to increase new mother's milk supply)
baby's breath
baby's toes
bleeding hearts (not all love was meant to be...)
fern leaf bleading hearts (not all love was meant to be even in the shade)

Misc. related to valentine's
forget me not- message of many
roses
carnations
baby's breath
gardenias
Calirohoe- little wine cups- I can't imagine Valentine's day without a little
cup of wine
Stilleto hosta- Valentine's attire
Black pearl ornamental pepper- gems are always a welcome Valentine's gift
Fairy tale eggplant- at least that is what my marriage seems like :)
Black magic rose
Double Delight rose
Fantasy perila
Pandora's box hosta or daylily (love can sometimes be one of these!)

All things we grow in Love- consider it the Valentine's Day everyday list-

Blondkompchen tomato- translates little blonde girl- This is where my husband says he gets all my presents "It wasn't me, it was the little blonde girl!"

Arbicola (sp) house plant- this is the plant I was buying when I first saw and fell in love with my husband (All at a greenhouse where he would get me a job after never knowing my name, speaking to me, or even checking my application. He
would be my boss in less than two weeks, and my life long soul mate in less than that.)

The Joker Sunflower- The flower I planted 5 days after I gave birth to our first child, a vibrant boy who at 4 loves to make people laugh and loves to laugh

Giant Marconi peppers- where we found our 6 month old when he slid out of his stroller parked in the garden while we picked. He had crawled under the massive plants and picked himself the biggest reddest pepper on the vine. Having no
teeth, he was content gumming the pepper into a red ooze that ran all down his chin. At three he still loves these peppers and I will plant them forever just for him.

4 o'clocks- my tribute and memorial to my mother

Scarlet Christmas Cactus- the last standing of dozens of my mother's personal collection of houseplants. In the first 6 months after her passing I killed (me, with the greenest of thumbs usually)every single one but it. Three years
now it has held on and just finished blooming this year.

"Goldie" the golden pothos- This was the first plant my husband ever owned. He lived in NV, and has reverently cared for it and carried it everywhere he has
lived since. It is over 15 years old now.

    Bookmark   February 22, 2011 at 6:30PM
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suegardens2(5)

Yay! How wonderful to see everyone that submitted a list wins! Jess, I love the creativity of your list. Vina, you found lots of others I didn't list. I'm sure we could have found over a thousand easily. But who has time for that?

I know you probably think I'm crazy for submitting such a long list, and I did think I was getting carpel tunnel from all that typing, but I had a very romantic reason for the number '624'. My wedding anniversary is June 24th. So that's the story behind it.

Have a wonderful day everyone!

Sue N.

    Bookmark   February 23, 2011 at 9:42AM
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antiqueorchid(Z-6)

I started the list but didn't have the patience to finish so way to go guys. Now maybe I will go through all the irises to see which ones to add to my want list.

    Bookmark   February 23, 2011 at 10:07AM
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flowergirl34(5 Upstate NY)

Hi all!
Those lists are awesome!
I love yours Jess! and Sue...WOW!! My list mostly come from my wants, lol!...I am after all and iris addict. :)

Rose, sending you my addy. :) Thanks so much for the game it was fun!! :)

Talk to you soon...
vina

    Bookmark   February 23, 2011 at 11:16AM
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rosemctier(z5/6 waynesburg PA)

prizes are packed up and ready to go. thank you, everyone, for making my first swap a tremendous success !!

    Bookmark   February 28, 2011 at 4:06PM
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rosemctier(z5/6 waynesburg PA)

prizes were mailed out yesterday! thanks for playing!!

    Bookmark   March 2, 2011 at 11:21AM
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flowergirl34(5 Upstate NY)

Hi all!!

I just wanted to post that I received my amazing prize just now!! I am so tickled...

Bleeding Hearts :)...I was going to buy these exact ones just yesterday. I even did the grab, pick up, set down, pick up, set down...and finally walk away.
Got home and couldn't stop thinking about them...and was actually going back to get them tomorrow!!
Rose, you are some kind of mind reader! THANK YOU THANK YOU!!

Thank you so much and thanks for hosting...I had a lot of fun!! Happy Blooms!
vina

    Bookmark   March 3, 2011 at 1:23PM
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