Please bring to the fall swap........

irisaddict(6b/7 TN)June 18, 2010

It is too hot to garden so might as well work on our wish lists.

hop seeds, plants, or just a gallon bag of the blooms for a project (not beer)

Plum yew

Agapanthus "Elaine"

Gourds big enough and thick enough for martin houses

Evelyn

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brandon7 TN_zone(7)

which swap?

    Bookmark   June 18, 2010 at 11:09PM
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paperart

If I had to guess, I'd say MTPS. I'm looking for herbs - unusual perenniel ones.

Here is a link that might be useful: small space gardening

    Bookmark   June 21, 2010 at 6:55PM
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connietn

Phew, I dunno, will have to think about it. My front garden is so packed, I might have to thin it out!

I do know of a few things I might bring:

A couple or three named daylilies
Maybe some Plumbago Ceratostigma (bought too much this spring)
A big rooted cutting of Kumson Forsythia
Maybe some rooted Santolina, if I don't decide to use them
Rooted Arp Rosemary...I've got several pieces rooting now
Could probably divide some perennial sunflower
Whatever I decide to roll over on when I rearrange the front bed, which I'm planning to do before the swap. :)

    Bookmark   June 21, 2010 at 8:52PM
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palmetto_gardener(6b)

Will anyone root some bridal wreath spirea for me?

    Bookmark   June 21, 2010 at 10:31PM
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irisaddict(6b/7 TN)

Brandon,

Yes, I meant the MTPS this October. I just hope we get some September rain so we don't have to pry our plants out this year.

Evelyn's Wish List

hop seeds, plants, or just a gallon bag of the blooms for a project (not beer)

Plum yew

Agapanthus "Elaine"

Gourds big enough and thick enough for martin houses

Thornless blackberry starts

Male asparagas

Ornamental oregano - I have just seen it in talks and never in person

Evelyn

    Bookmark   July 10, 2010 at 11:21AM
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connietn

Evelyn, I can bring you a little division of ornamental oregano. I absolutely love it. Beautiful. Mine has just started blooming. Below is the kind I have:

Here is a link that might be useful: Ornamental Oregano Herrenhausen

    Bookmark   July 10, 2010 at 10:29PM
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connietn

I think I'm also going to bring three two-year-old Veronica Sunny Border Blue plants. I've decided I'm not loving the color in my garden. Too blue.

I am looking for:

Variegated Solomon's Seal
Variegated Monkey Grass (yes, Monkey Grass again, but this time I only want the aggravated)
Mexican Petunia/Ruellia

    Bookmark   July 10, 2010 at 10:35PM
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connietn

I updated my trade list with what I know for now. I will be adding more things I'm bringing as I think of them. Evelyn, I've got you down for the oregano. :)

    Bookmark   July 11, 2010 at 8:35AM
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tlfox(7b-8a)

Oh boy - I was hoping someone would start this subject early. I will be on vacation the week before the swap, so I wanted to get my trades figured out way before my brain gets into vaca-mode.
I will work on my trade list later tonight - thanks for starting this Evelyn!

    Bookmark   July 11, 2010 at 6:50PM
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tlfox(7b-8a)

While I am thinking about it - I am on the hunt for old barnwood and tin roof materials for a small project I am working on.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2010 at 7:03PM
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flowersglory(7)

Hey Connietn I would like a Veronica Sunny Border Blue and Rosemary, I will have you some variegated solomons seal and mexican petunia. Will post my fall list a little later.

Glenda

    Bookmark   July 12, 2010 at 1:39PM
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connietn

Got it Glenda! Sounds great - thanks!

    Bookmark   July 12, 2010 at 1:55PM
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burwoodbelle(6-7)

tlfox,What size lumber and tin roofing do you need
Pat

    Bookmark   July 16, 2010 at 11:09PM
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tlfox(7b-8a)

Well, Pat, I have been dreaming of a "Rock City Barn" of my very own. And now that my pond is going and I am adding a larger filter - I would like to build a miniature barn to enclose my filter. So - my plans are a 2'x3' about 3' tall at the peak - give or take, my dad is looking over my plans to make sure they will work. Think little red barn with "See Rock City" painted in the old style - not the new way, not loving the new look.

Thanks for asking - I am planning on making this my winter project if I can gather my supplies by then. To still work on the garden without being out in the cold - love the thought of that. :D

    Bookmark   July 17, 2010 at 2:21AM
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connietn

Tiffany, you need to try winter sowing if you want to garden through the winter. Check out the forum here!

That sounds like such a cool project!

    Bookmark   July 17, 2010 at 6:58AM
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tlfox(7b-8a)

Connie - I am hoping to get some tips and secrets to growing seeds in the winter. I never have much luck with it - but maybe I'm not doing it right. I can't really say I know the proper way to grow seeds indoors - seems like they dry out very quickly or just stop growing. I think I have a brown thumb in the winter...LOL.

    Bookmark   July 17, 2010 at 12:44PM
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msbatt

...anything that likes boggy conditions.

Any kind of Hibiscus moscheutos, even cuttings will do. (I'd really like to know the color, though, and the name if it has one.) Also Hibsicus coccineus---I bought one off Lowe's nearly-dead table last fall, but whe it flowered this year it's NOT.

LA iris!!!

Hollyhock PLANTS, since I can't seem to grow them from seed. Butterfly bushes, any color.

Does anyone out there have Campsis grandiflora, the Chinese version of our orange trumpet vine?

And does anyone want an old-fashioned snowball bush? I know there are more than one kind of thing called 'snowball', and I have no clue which one this one is. If you can suggest some possibilities, I'd gladly research and see if I can ID it.

    Bookmark   July 17, 2010 at 4:07PM
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tlfox(7b-8a)

msbatt - if you didn't get a taker on your snowball - I would like to have it.

I have a larger purple butterfly bush that I can get a good cutting from - be happy to start it for you now. I can get some good roots going on it for fall planting. :D

    Bookmark   July 17, 2010 at 7:01PM
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burwoodbelle(6-7)

tlfox,I will bring you tin and lumber.
Pat.

    Bookmark   July 17, 2010 at 9:55PM
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tlfox(7b-8a)

Thanks Pat! :D Is there anything you are looking for? I don't have lots, but I have aquired access to several other gardens that I am free to take cuttings, thin out, etc - let me know.

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palmetto_gardener(6b)

ms batt I may can get some LA iris from a neighbor. I'd love a snowball bush.

    Bookmark   July 17, 2010 at 10:40PM
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burwoodbelle(6-7)

tlfox,I will bring you tin and lumber.
Pat.

    Bookmark   July 18, 2010 at 12:05AM
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tn_veggie_gardner(7)

I will have several Mother of 1000 babies. I have 6 new pots of 2-3 babies a piece that will probably bee 2 inches or so tall my Fall. =)

    Bookmark   July 19, 2010 at 11:40AM
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tlfox(7b-8a)

Thanks Pat! :D

Steve - is that the same thing as a Mexican Hat Flower? If so, I would like to have one - what can I bring for you? Are you still hunting for edibles?

    Bookmark   July 19, 2010 at 4:23PM
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burwoodbelle(6-7)

Tiffany, Do you have any Daylilies,for the tin and lumber?
Mostly want to trade daylilies this fall.
Pat.

    Bookmark   July 19, 2010 at 11:07PM
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tn_veggie_gardner(7)

Tiffany: I don't think they are anywhere near the same thing, though I am not sure. They grow little babies off each of the pointy things you see on the leaves of the picture below. They are very very easy to grow & actually prefer to be neglected...lol. I am still looking for edibles. Mainly just ones that will survive indoors (with sun) during the colder months. I want to have a Winter indoor garden. Ya know, keep things growing year round. =) I don't really need any herbs...depends though. What all do you have? We could start up a pre-trade for the Fall swap if you want. ttyl!

- Steve

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   July 20, 2010 at 11:39AM
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tlfox(7b-8a)

Steve - sounds interesting. Could I interest you in a trade of a pot of started rainbow radishes? If I start them about a month before the swap - they should have a pretty good start for late fall/early winter harvest. :D

Tiffany

    Bookmark   July 21, 2010 at 1:23PM
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tn_veggie_gardner(7)

Tiffany: I'll put you down for one. I do not eat radishes, so we'll figure out something else to trade for. =) What other edibles & such do you have? Any cool succulents?

- Steve

    Bookmark   July 21, 2010 at 2:39PM
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tlfox(7b-8a)

Pat - I will bring you daylillies - any special color you are looking for?

Steve - I have a hot pink ice plant. I may have a few other things - I'll have to go see if any of them are ready to be divided. I'll let you know.

    Bookmark   July 21, 2010 at 7:49PM
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tn_veggie_gardner(7)

Tiffany: That hot pink ice plant seems pretty neat! I'd be fine with trading for it. =) Let me know what else you have too & we can do another pre-trade, if you want.

- Steve

    Bookmark   July 22, 2010 at 1:21PM
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burwoodbelle(6-7)

Tif, what color daylilies do you have,are they noid?
Pat

    Bookmark   July 24, 2010 at 1:15AM
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heathersgarden(6b/7a Mid TN)

Hello all you lovely garden people!!! IÂm freaking out IÂm so excited to see everybody!!!

Ms Batt  every time IÂve seen a plant that was referred to as a snowball bush it was a European viburnum. Hopefully thatÂll help cut down on the research time:) BTW I kept jumping outta my seat while reviewing your trade list  I want everything! IÂll email with my swap ideas.

Flowersglory/Glenda  I used to grow a deep fuschia colored Chinese foxglove that was phenomenal! Too bad it didnÂt enjoy our last winter in a pot :( What color do you have? IÂd be delighted with seeds or a baby start. I also love spikemoss. I have at least one dwarf perovskia I can bring you in exchange. Plus be sure to check my trade list  IÂll be adding lots of goodies in the next couple weeks!

~Heather

    Bookmark   September 3, 2010 at 12:02AM
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connietn

I have updated my list, and will update again after I start potting things up. I'm trying not to bring home too much this year, so my want list is very short. :) I do really want variegated Solomon's Seal, so trades of that would be very welcome!

    Bookmark   September 3, 2010 at 12:10PM
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tlfox(7b-8a)

alrighty - I have updated my plants and seeds for trade that I am sure of for now. I hope to be adding more in the next week or two. To those that I have already worked out a trade - I will add them to my list in the next few days. Life has been hectic and I am ready for it to slow down!

Tiffany

    Bookmark   September 4, 2010 at 10:00PM
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tlfox(7b-8a)

Pat - I am not sure what noid lilies are - but I do not know which ones these are, possibly miniature yellows. The summer was very dry for us and my lilies must have been in shock from being moved - they did not bloom this year. I aquired some new ones at the East TN swap but they have not grown enough to divide yet - hopefully next year. :D Let me know. Oh, I also have some naked lady lily bulbs if you are interested.

    Bookmark   September 6, 2010 at 5:58PM
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heathersgarden(6b/7a Mid TN)

Tiffany,

How you doin Darlin? I'm pretty sure NOID is shorthand for 'no identification'. I puzzled over that one myself thinking up elaborate explanations like tetraploid, diploid, noid...

The swap needs to happen soon - my wish list has become ridiculously long, and I might just explode from anticipation:)

~Heather

Ps: my husband and I were walking in our neighborhood yesterday evening, and I called out (loudly) 'Oh look and the pretty yellow naked lady!!!'

    Bookmark   September 7, 2010 at 7:55AM
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flowersglory(7)

I've just added my fall swap list, may add more later. Looking forward to the swap.

Glenda

    Bookmark   September 8, 2010 at 12:03AM
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tlfox(7b-8a)

Heather - NoID - LOL, now I get it. :D

I have been excited about the swap since spring, and I still had stuff to plant from the first one. Now that we are moving in a new direction with parts of several gardens - my wish lists are long too. But that will come with time - patience is rewarded.

And - hahahahahahahaha...about the Naked Lady comment. I was reading this in the waiting room at the dr and just cracked up. Everyone is looking at me like I have lost my mind...LOL.

On to the swap list...Heather I am not sure I have anything that you are looking for - but take a look. I would like to have some of each of your cannas to add to my tropical garden site. Thanks!

Glenda - OH MY!! What a great list!! Love it all!! I am not sure what you are looking for, but I would love to work out a trade with you. I would like a Pink Vitex tree, a varigated ginger, a carolina jasmine, a chocolate mint and a catmint. I am still adding to my list - so if there is something that you are looking for, let me know. I added quite a few new things this year thanks to some great swaps and some of it is already quite large.

    Bookmark   September 8, 2010 at 11:47AM
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connietn

Hey Glenda - thanks for remembering that I was looking for Mexican Petunia! :D I'm excited about those!

Tiffany, I have a canna that is looking for a good home. :)

    Bookmark   September 8, 2010 at 5:44PM
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tlfox(7b-8a)

I'll give it a great home! :D Thanks for the offer.

I am hoping for the beginnings of a great tropical garden bed by my hot tub. I will be on the hunt next spring for some banana trees - I have seen some around my area that are bigger than the house! And there is an older gardener not far from me that is growing things here that should be in zone 8...so maybe some doors to new plants could be opening for my area. It's exciting to think about! LOL - okay, so I can get carried away with garden talk...

Thanks again Connie!!

Tiffany

PS - If you still need Mexican Petunia - mine will probably be large enough by the spring swap to share.

    Bookmark   September 8, 2010 at 9:20PM
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palmetto_gardener(6b)

flowersglory--
Is the bridal wreath you have listed on your swap page the old fashioned spirea? I've been looking for that. I have mostly ordinary things to swap and don't have listed yet.

    Bookmark   September 8, 2010 at 10:22PM
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velsgarden(TN 7)

Heathersgarden,I would love to have a canna bengal tiger if you have one to spare.i havent posted my list ,but will later.

    Bookmark   September 9, 2010 at 9:22AM
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connietn

Hey Velvet,

The swamp sunflower I got from you last year at the fall swap is ENORMOUS! :D It hasn't started blooming yet, but wow, it's huge! It's going to be gorgeous when it blooms. I love the very dark green foilage.

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velsgarden(TN 7)

Hey Connie,mine is huge too,even after giving some away,and trashing some.But they are beautiful when they bloom.

Does anyone need any rose of sharons,They are like a lilac color with a dark red eye.Going to trash if no one wants any.

    Bookmark   September 10, 2010 at 9:19AM
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velsgarden(TN 7)

Do any of you grow gunnera?

    Bookmark   September 11, 2010 at 11:28PM
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tlfox(7b-8a)

velsgarden...Gunnera...don't grow it, but WOW!! I would like to. :D

    Bookmark   September 12, 2010 at 5:46PM
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tn_veggie_gardner(7)

Hi all! =) I know I haven't been on much this year. Just wanted to drop a few quick swap notes. I am going to try and make it, but I need to know the date of the swap so I can plan accordingly (in case I have the kids that weekend). I think it's the third Saturday in October, right? Please lmk.

Anyway, my garden was beyond horrible this year with everything going on, so I won't be bringing too much. :-\ I do have a few things. I'll be bringing a ton of bryophyllum (Mother of 1000, Mother of millions, etc.) babies for anyone who wants them. My mother plant of it grows about 20 or so each month! lol...Heather: I will put some aside for you. =) Sorry I haven't responded to your e-mail. Life has been busy. I will also be brining a Kerria Japonica baby or two. I have to dig up the babies & see how many there are, but the plant that Wanda gave me last year now has younguns. =) Also be brining a few other smaller plants, probably some cuttings from my 3 year old wineberry raspberry & TC blackberry plants, 1 or 2 jars of pickled peppers & some seeds of all sorts.

- Steve

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tn_veggie_gardner(7)

The Kerria Japonica baby has been spoken for. I'll update my trade list on here soon to reflect an accurate list of seeds I have, too.

- Steve

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velsgarden(TN 7)

Does anyone have any pampas grass?

    Bookmark   September 17, 2010 at 10:05AM
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heathersgarden(6b/7a Mid TN)

Vel Darling - I have a friend that has both the regular taller pampas grass with tall white plumes, and a dwarf version with ivory/beige plumes. She'd be delighted to thin hers. Which do you prefer and how much do you want? I could send or post a pic of them side by side if that helps.

    Bookmark   September 21, 2010 at 4:22PM
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velsgarden(TN 7)

Hi Heather,I would really like the taller with white plumes,but will take anything I can get.I would really like enough to make two plants.I am wanting to put these on each side of my drive.I am really starting to get into the different grasses.
Do you still have a bengal tiger canna?I hope to have my have list done by next week.

    Bookmark   September 21, 2010 at 11:10PM
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connietn

Velvet, I have a little piece of Pennisetum Karley Rose that accidentally got separated when moving the original. I have it in a little pot...it died back, but it had some roots on it, enough for a start. I started mine from a 4" pot in the spring, and it's now full size. Want me to bring it for you? :)

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velsgarden(TN 7)

Hi Connie,I would love to have that.Be looking for my have list next week.:)

    Bookmark   September 22, 2010 at 1:21PM
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connietn

OK Velvet, I've got you down for it. :) I will probably update my list next week, too. I think I'm going to do some more digging and moving this weekend.

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velsgarden(TN 7)

Heather and Connie,I have sent you emails.
Tiffany.If you have enough,I would like some coral honeysuckle and dragons blood sedum.I will post my have list next week.

    Bookmark   September 22, 2010 at 10:34PM
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new-gardener123(6/7)

I feel like I am late to the game here! I honestly have no idea what I have to bring right now. I have been sick a few weeks and haven't even thought about getting outside to see what is still around. I'll get on the list of what I have to bring ASAP.

I would love to get some blackberries. Not the crazy thorny invasive ones! My mom got me one of those and planted it for me as a gift last year and now I have them all over my side flower bed and yard. So, some awesome blackberries as opposed to annoying ones (don't know what they are called.. wild versus tame?) Rasberries would be nice, too. And strawberries. I got some in the spring but most of those plants died. My flower beds had a hard summer and a lot of things didn't make it.

Someone had buckeye trees in the spring... I got one and it died and I would love another if you still have any. i grew up in Ohio and absolutely love those trees!

As always I pretty much want everything and always wish i had more to share. Thanks to everyone who helps out those of us who are still kind of new to this. I feel like I shouldn't still be new but I think I am.

Rebecca

    Bookmark   September 27, 2010 at 9:41PM
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connietn

Hi swappers!

Only two weeks till the swap! I just went through and organized my list by person in another program, so I'll be able to pack everyone's trades together in one place. :) Here is a list of what is still available from me:

Achillea, Apricot Delight
Balloon Flower, Blue cup of seedlings
Bee Balm, Red
Buddleia White Profusion
Buddleia, Sugar Plum Seedling
Catmint Walkers Low, 3 plants
Gaura (1 left)
Lavender Hidcote (2 left)
Veronica Sunny Border Blue (2 left)

All of the above, except where mentioned, are mature plants. I may add a couple of things to the list after I move some stuff around this weekend. I'd love to arrange as many pre-swaps as possible, as I won't be able to stay for very long this time.

See y'all soon!

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tn_veggie_gardner(7)

Rebecca: I can bring you some blackberries, at least 1 plant & maybe a cutting or two. What do you have, edible-wise that can grow indoors through the Winter (with cunlight & grow lights, if needed)?

BTW, all, if you can't tell from my post above (lol), I am looking for anything edible that will grow indoors through the Winter with the help of sunlight every day & grow lights if needed. Please lmk if you have anything. I don't have too much to trade this year, but i'm sure we can figure something out. =)

- Steve

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tlfox(7b-8a)

Two more weeks until swap time - are ya'll ready?? :D I am going to dig out in my garden next week and see if I have more to bring.

Connie - I am interested in your lavender and veronica. Anything I can bring for you? How about a blue glass butterfly puddler (made by yours truly)?

Steve - what kind of edibles do you have now? I have started a few things for our indoor edibles over the winter (my first attempt with some encouragement from Connie) - be happy to bring you something that you might not already have. We are growing basil, parsley, garlic chives, lettuce, cherry tomatoes, carrots, radishes, beets, spinach and going to be starting some root cuttings of rosemary, thyme, sage...and of course, some catnip for my furry babies.

Hey Heather - are you the one that had the "red spinach" seeds this spring? Or something similar to it? If so, can you bring me some? What can I bring for you?

Hope you have all had a great gardening summer and ready to settle in for some winter garden planning! Can't wait for the swap - garden friends, food, tips and tricks, and a warm fire. Sounds like my kind of fun. :D

    Bookmark   October 1, 2010 at 9:26AM
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connietn

Tiffany, I can bring you a Veronica Sunny Border Blue for Sedum Dragon's Blood (or maybe something else instead if you add to your list later). :) I also have you down for a Canna, and I can bring you some seeds from Japanese Maple "Bloodgood."

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tn_veggie_gardner(7)

Rebecca: I'm not to hot on radishes, carrots or beets, but any of those others (especially the cherry tomatoes) sound great! =)

    Bookmark   October 1, 2010 at 6:42PM
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cottagegirl_tn(7b)

I have a hodge podge to bring. I'll update my list after this post. I am looking for BULBS! I am on a bulb kick. I'm trying to naturalize a wooded area. Also would like some pampas grass with the really fuzzy plumes.

    Bookmark   October 1, 2010 at 10:25PM
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connietn

Hey Jen!

I have one Happy Returns daylily that I could divide and bring you a couple of fans. Maybe in exhange for another Heritage Rose cutting? Mine didn't make it this spring. :( Mutabilis did though! I have a nice little plant going from it!

    Bookmark   October 2, 2010 at 7:46AM
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mari5us(z6a/b TN)

Connie,
Would you be interested in trading your 2 lavender plants for some large plastic bread type trays? I plan to bring
some with me to the swap. They are about 2 1/2 ft by 3 ft with ab a 3 inch edge. I find them great for hauling my plants back and forth to the swap. If anyone else is interested, I have more that I can bring. ;) Marianne

    Bookmark   October 2, 2010 at 6:51PM
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connietn

Hey Marianne,

Actually, I'm down to one Lavender plant now, and that one is promised to Heather. My mom and sister wanted the other two. :) My trade list is updated with everything I'm bringing.

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tlfox(7b-8a)

Connie - that sounds good. If you would like anything else that I am bringing after I update my list this week, just let me know.

Steve - did you mean that post for me? :D If so, I'll bring ya a cherry tomato.

cottagegirl TN - Jen? :D How about a trade - naked lady lily and daffodil bulbs (with a little bit of a mix of other bulbs because I forgot what they are...LOL) for a tree hydrangea?

    Bookmark   October 3, 2010 at 11:17AM
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connietn

Just updated my list with a few things. It's pretty final now. Added:

Verbena Bonariensis
Centaurea Dealbata
Heliopsis Lorraine Sunshine

    Bookmark   October 3, 2010 at 12:14PM
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heathersgarden(6b/7a Mid TN)

I'm in the process of updating my lists. I'll just keep potting up until I run out of room in my truck! A few new things added so far:

Redbud seedlings
Yellow flag - water irises
Ginko seeds/fruits
larkspur seeds (unknown color)
cosmos (unknown color)
misc ugly ducking herbs leftover from my clearance sales

I'm still wanting empty pots for next year's farmers mkt, and since I've been too busy to start my winter garden, I'll be really interested in veggie starts.

CONNIE: There is a dead spot where the yellow yarrow was supposed to be; I'm not sure if the remainder is yellow or pink, so I was thinking to wait til next spring when I can ID it for sure:)Everything else is potted and lookin fabulous!

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connietn

Heather, no big deal! I was thinking today I wasn't sure where I could put it anyway. :) Maybe by next spring it will resurrect, and I will then have a dead spot, and it will work out perfect. :p

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new-gardener123(6/7)

I don't think I am going to be prepared enough to do any pre-trades. I don't even know that I have much to bring. But I will see you all there. I won't be able to stay long because both my mom and I have health issues with wood smoke, but we will set up away from the fire and hopefully be able to stay a little while.

See you guys soon!
rebecca

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palmetto_gardener(6b)

Heather, I just bought some property that I want to fill with trees. May I have a redbud seedling and some ginko seeds?
judy

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tlfox(7b-8a)

Judy - are you interested in any bushes? I might be bringing a few if I have homes for them before the swap. And I can take a look around - I might have a tree or two - I'll let you know.

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palmetto_gardener(6b)

I can use bushes too--about the only kind I have in abundance is nandina and lavendar althea.
I have "sugar" maple, oak, black walnut, mimosa, and hickory trees. Can use other kinds.

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heathersgarden(6b/7a Mid TN)

JUDY - I'll be delighted to reserve a couple redbud trees for you. A friend brought them to me and despite being notoriously cranky about being transplanted, they are small enough and look pretty good. I've got maybe 5 or 6 in all. If I remember in time I'll try to bring some redbud seeds to swap too:)

I also have a small amount of yellow wood seeds I can share, and I have seeds for a native shrub/ground cover called coralberry or symphoricarpos orbiculatus. It's quite lovely all year but a little too wild for a suburban landscape.

A warning about the ginko fruit/ seeds. The rumors are true: THEY STINK!!! They smell mildly like bad shoes and old kitty poo. So starting from seed, you'll get some males that are very desirable and females that'll produce more smelly fruit. Now before you bail out entirely, there are Asian dishes which highly prize the ginko fruit, so that might be a consideration. It might have some value for wildlife too.

Does anyone out there have persimmons? I'd love to grow my own, or find a lovely soul who would let me gather them from their property.

Connie, as always, I love your attitude girl!

New things: I rescued these yesterday from a parking lot bed just before they were to be trashed, they are ratty but just need some TLC: a red begonia that could be either hardy or angel wing, and several verbena probably 'Homestead purple'.

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velsgarden(TN 7)

I have posted a partial list on my trade list.Will be adding more later.
Also will have some pots.

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tlfox(7b-8a)

Judy - I will just put your name on the bushes that I already have ready to go. I also have a silver maple if you'd like to have it - it has been growing all summer in my flower bed, about 2' tall.

Heather - if I still lived on the farm - you could come and pick more than you could possibly fit in your truck. Now I am trying my hand at pomegranates - I am up to two trees - woohoo! :D If you have an Angel Wing Begonia left - can I get one? I got one at the spring swap and apparently I coddled it to death. :(

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palmetto_gardener(6b)

Heather, The redbuds plus yellow wood seeds and ginkgo seeds sound great. Also some verbena if you have some left. Sounds like I'd better skip the coralberry. Thanks for the warning on ginkgo--from what I read the females don't fruit for 20 years so that problem can be dealt with when it occurs.
Tiffany, thanks for the bushes. I'll skip the silver maple as I have not had good luck with it in a previous place, i.e., very brittle, lots of dead limbs falling, etc. May not be the same, but I'm hesitant to take a chance. Many thanks for the offer though.

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tn_veggie_gardner(7)

I don't know if I should even bother coming. :-\ I have a handful of succulent babies and maybe one or two other plants to bring, some gardening supplies & thats about it. :( I'd almost feel bad bringing that little & then going around and collecting things I want from others. I can at least bring something yummy to eat! Still don't know if I want to go or not since I have so little to offer this year.

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tlfox(7b-8a)

Steve - you should still come. Basically, since you moved and lost alot of your plants in the move, you are starting over as a new gardener again (well new in the sense that you don't have much to offer). When I came in the spring - afraid that I just didn't have much to offer - I was welcomed and encouraged to come anyway - there would be plenty of food and gardening friends and the chance to bring home a few or even alot of plants.

I came - and I made some new friends - had wonderful food - and brought home a vanload of plants!! What a blast!!

So - I will say exactly what was said to me. New and old gardeners are welcome to the swap - come on and enjoy a great day with others that share your love of gardening.

I keep telling myself - it won't be long, and I will have more plants to share than I know what to do with...and there will be more newbies coming to the swaps with the same worries that I have now... And so the cycle goes...

Now - you better be there - I have a grape tomato plant with your name on it. :D

Tiffany

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tn_veggie_gardner(7)

Tiffany: Ok, I guess i'll come. ;-) I should have a few goodies, but half of them will be gardening supplies, not plants. Thanks for the tomato plant!

- Steve

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heathersgarden(6b/7a Mid TN)

I have to echo Tiffany - nobody should hesitate to come because they don't feel they have much to offer.The fellowship and shared knowledge is what helps make our swaps more than just a plant free-for-all, and each and every one of us enriches the experience!

I have to rescind my offer of yellow water irises cuz yesterday I gave them all away to a neighbor who really needed them. On Sunday I'll list the rest of the goodies I'll be bringing, so you guys get ready! 9 DAYS TO GO!!!

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irisaddict(6b/7 TN)

I have been such a bad GardenWebber. My yard hasn't had any measurable amount of rain in the last 2 months and I haven't watered so it is way too dry to dig plants.

I think I will come to say hi, though.

I wanted to invite everyone nearby to the meeting of Spring Hill Garden club tomorrow as our speaker will be Margie Hunter, author of
http://www.gardeningwithnativeplants.com/

Our meeting will be at 9am, this Saturday the 9th at the Winchester Community Center at 563 Maury Hill St. Spring Hill. (Downstairs)

Give me a call at 931-381-0626 if you have any questions about the meeting.

Evelyn

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connietn

There don't seem to be as many people checking in as usual. I think we might be a small group. Small but mighty. :p

All my stuff has been potted and ready to go for a couple of weeks. My list is final now.

Looking forward to it - looks like we might have a lot better weather this year!

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tngreenthumb(z6 TN)

A couple of weeks ago I was about to chime in with Steve and say I wouldn't have much.

Then I got motivated and have (so far) the following to bring.

Multicolor Butterfly bush 15
Brug "Species" 4
Mother of Millions (Kalanchoe) 17
White and Yellow Shasta Daisies 10
Black Taro elephant ears 30+
Brug. Grand Marnier Pink (potted) 1
Brug. Grand Marnier Pink cuttings 30+
Brug. Melon Kisses (potted) 1
Musa Bajoo 1

I will try to have some more fresh Brug. cuttings from the Melon Kisses and Maya (varigated) by the time I leave out Friday. Maybe another banana or two if I have a lot of pups.

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connietn

Oh wow - I'd love to have a multi colored butterfly bush! Please look at my list and see if there's anything I can trade you for one!

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heathersgarden(6b/7a Mid TN)

tngreenthumb: what an exciting list! I got some quick questions.

Does your hardy banana ever bloom and set fruit?

Are your black elephant ears the clumping or running style?

And when you say 'multicolored butterfly bushes', are the blooms multicolored or do have multiple different colors of butterfly bush? and which colors?

I'm so bad... like I NEED any more plants! :D

I'm gonna go out and pot some more things today and I'll post my revised list tonight.

CONNIE: my ninebarks are already beginning to lose their leaves! Must've been the three nights of near freezing temps that's triggered dormancy. I will still bring you cuttings, but I'm not as confidant they'll work. I do have a special surprise plant I'm bringing you that I'm pretty sure you'll love :)

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connietn

Heather, thanks - I'll try them and who knows? I had really good luck this time of year with cuttings. I'll put them in a little soda bottle greenhouse outside and see how they do. :) Ooo, a special surprise - I can't wait!!!

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tngreenthumb(z6 TN)

Heather: The growing season here is too short to get fruit on the bananas. That takes about 18 months from what I've read.

The butterfly bush have multicolored bloom heads. Pastel purple, pink and yellow if memory serves. I'll try and get a photo up somewhere tonight.

The black taro elephant ears are clumping. I dug up seven clumps and in addition to the 30+ I'm bringing to the swap, I have 15 or so larger pots of them.

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heathersgarden(6b/7a Mid TN)

Alright swappers, this is most of what IâÂÂm bringing that hasnâÂÂt already been reserved; feel free to request these poor ratty babies whether you have a swap offer or not:

Orange cosmos, 6â pot (1)
Purple Beautyberry, 4â pot (1)
Verbena probably âÂÂHomestead PurpleâÂÂ, 4â pots (5)
Sad little redbud seedlings, 6â pots (3)
Sedum âÂÂMatronaâ cuttings (20+)
Purple torenia, keep in for winter to plant out next spring, (2)
Unknown color Rose of Sharon, large 3G pot (1)
Combo of spiderwort and verbena bonariensis, 6â pot (1)
Variegated liriope, 1G pot (1)
Mystery salvia, could be may night or mystic spires?, 1G pot (1)
Parthenocissus, Virginia Creeper vine, 6â pot (1)
Jewels of Opar, keep inside over winter, 4â pot
White speckled houseplant, 4â pot (2)

Herbs:
Peppermint, 6â pot (1)
Garlic chives, large 1G pot
Thyme and Lemon thyme, 4â pots (7)
Pineapple Mint, 4â pots (4), 6â pots (2)
Julep Spearmint, 4âÂÂpot (3)
Moroccan Mint, ultra intense spearmint, 4â pots (6)
Orange Mint, 4â pot (1), 6â pots (2)
Lime Mint, 6â pot (1)
Pineapple sage, 6â pots (2)
Lemon Balm small pots (3)
Purple Ruffles Basil, 6â pot (1)
Red Rubin Basil, large divisions (5)
Lemon Basil, 1G pot (1)
Sage 4â pot (1)
Greek columnar basil cuttings, root easily in water, (20+)

Sacks of seeds like larkspur, cosmos, zinnias
Birdseed bundles, dried 4â tall or 18â tall
Misc pots and flats

These IâÂÂm bringing on behalf of Jim:
Seed
Soapwort 1 cup
Lambs Ear 1/4 cup
Wild Bergamot 1 tsp
Orange Cosmos 5 cups
Lemon Balm 3 tsp
Blackberry Lily 2 cups
Purple Liatris 2 cups
Purple & White Cleome 3/4 cup
Paw Paw 20
Purple Hyacinth Bean 1/2 cup
Bulbs
Dracunculus vulgaris 1 blooming size and 6 small ones
Amorphophallus konjac 60 to 100 bulbs ranging in size from 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch.

And a couple special things that IâÂÂm reserving for special swaps :)

Hardy mums, blushing white to lavender-pink, 4â pot (2)
Hardy mum âÂÂFlashy GretchenâÂÂ, rusty crimson orange, 6â pot (1)
Hardy mum, golden yellow hints of apricot, 6â pot (1)
Large Blooming Mexican Bamboo, polygonum cuspidatum âÂÂcrimson Beauty, 3G pots (4)
Large âÂÂIntrigueâ cannas, 3G pot (1)

I REALLY REALLY WANT:
Empty pots
Winter veggie starts like broccoli, cabbage, beets etc
Veggie seeds, esp heirlooms

â¦and a black elephant ear clump pretty please ;D

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tn_veggie_gardner(7)

tngreen: I was hoping for a banana plant since I killed my last one. =( I guess put me as a second in line for it, please.

heathers: I'd love to have the following if they're not spoken for already, please! =)
Mystery salvia, could be may night or mystic spires?, 1G pot (1)
Sage
Garlic Chives (my 3 year old ones had an accident. =(
I'd also love to trade for the Mexican Bamboo. I have some pots I can bring you, along with several heirloom veggie seeds. What are you looking for in veggies?

- Steve

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tlfox(7b-8a)

Oh wow!!!

tngreenthumb...the brugs man...you know I have been stalking your awesome plants all summer...

I would like to try a couple of your brugs cuttings if you can advise on the best way to root them. Keep in mind here - I am way south of you, and the weather in the valley is strange. When everyone in Mid Tn is worried about a hard freeze - I am still working with some of my fall veggies outside... I would say put me down for plants - but I would only like to take ones that you might not find homes for. **Any chance you would like to plan a trade for a plumeria at the spring swap? :D Mine is getting ready to flower now...it is a NoID, I don't even know the color yet.

And I would like a multi color butterfly bush, and some black taro elephant ears. Check out my list - let me know if I have anything that might interest you. Oh - and I haven't listed them yet - but I have "coral palm nuts" (at least that is what it was called in Florida). You put the nut in a pot and it will grow a tree. I have one that is only 5 feet tall and it flowered this year. I have been told by many that it never should have flowered at such a young age - but it has. Very cool little tree - I can send you pictures if you would like to see the blooms. My hummingbirds were rather smitten with it this year.

HEATHER!!! Holy moly!!! When you said you had strays...I didn't know you meant you had a whole garden's worth of plants!! :D Um, if you don't get takers...I would like the orange cosmos and spiderwort/verbena combo, and one of each of Peppermint, Lemon thyme, Pineapple Mint, Julep Spearmint, Moroccan Mint, Orange Mint, Lime Mint, Pineapple sage, Lemon Balm, Purple Ruffles Basil, Red Rubin Basil, Lemon Basil, Greek columnar basil cutting...

Jim's seeds...are you separating them out? I don't think I would like a CUP of seeds...LOL. But there are several up there that I would like to have a couple of - just not sure how you are going to part them out. :D

Um...something special...white florida anise tree? More like a seedling - but it smells wonderful. Or if you are looking for a mum/mum trade - how about a sheffield pink for your white/lavender/pink?

Okay - I am sinking in a sea of seeds - I will be getting them ready in the next night or two and making my list here instead of on my trade list. The last two nights I have been trying to add my trade list and it's not working. :(

Did I talk enough?? Can you tell I am EXCITED!?!?! Connie - I am with you, small but mighty group!! I am really looking forward to hear everyone's tips and tricks in the round robin - that was a great idea Heather!

Okay...I am going back out to the garden tomorrow to see what else I can find, what isn't working with my landscape, and what else I can harvest seeds from...I'll be back with more. :D

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palmetto_gardener(6b)

Heather - I'd like to try the torenia and some of Jim's orange cosmos seed. :)
judy

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heathersgarden(6b/7a Mid TN)

Hi all!

STEVE - I'll reserve the plants for you :) I'm interested in all sorts of veggie seeds as I enjoy growing my own food, but I'd also love to start offering seedlings for sale at the farmers mkt. So anything and everything! I especially TIFF - You weren't kidding when you said you were interested in herbs - I'll be happy to reserve these for you:)And OHMYGOD am I interested in the white illicium!!! I didn't know they made em that color! But then the mum sound like its perfect in my color scheme... do I have to choose or can I be greedy and take both;)

And I think we all would like to see a pic of your coral nut palm!

JUDY - I'll reserve them for you; if the torenia doesn't want to survive til spring, there are still seeds that can be harvested from the plants.

With Jim's stuff I was planning on bringing some empty envelopes so folks can take what portion they want, and empty grocery bags for the bulbs. I did some research on the konjak bulbs and there is some fascinating info about them being used for food or supplemental dietary fiber.

I'm hoping more folks will come to the swap since it rained like crazy here yesterday. I know Evelyn was coming just for moral support but essentially plantless because the ground is like a brick... the rain could change things:D

At the round robin maybe we could get someone to run over the basics of winter sowing again. I missed the swap they originally taught it at, but Velvet was telling me about it, I did some research and it sounds awesome! If I get to garden in December - SOLD!!!

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bloominggal

Heather, I would love 1 of your mex. bamboo. Do you need any cherry trees? Fireworks goldenrod? Gooseneck loosestrife? catmint? I do have chinese foxglove, i don't have it dug, don't know how well it transplants this time of year, we can try. Annette

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tn_veggie_gardner(7)

Heather: Please let me know if the following seeds of Jim's are all spoken for. If not, I would a love a little bit of each, especially the bulbs! =)

Soapwort
Lambs Ear
Wild Bergamot
Orange Cosmos
Blackberry Lily
Purple Liatris
Purple & White Cleome
Purple Hyacinth Bean
Dracunculus vulgaris (blooming size)
Amorphophallus konjac

Thanks - Steve

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tlfox(7b-8a)

Heather - I got the illicium at a swap...not really sure what I was getting myself into. After doing some research - I am scared that I am just not an adequate enough gardener to provide for it's welfare. I would feel better knowing that it got a home with a gardener that KNOWS what it needs. Ya know?

And absolutely!! Consider both of them yours. And I told you I cooked, so I am trying to build up my herb garden - it's what I do in the winter while my outdoor garden is sleeping. I would love to learn how to garden for most of the year though - hoop house? Is that possible here? A greenhouse would be fabulous but completely out of the price range right now - but a hoop house...hmmm. Maybe someone with some experience can share at the round robin?

Coral palm pics...I still haven't figured out the trick to posting them on gardenweb - I may just have to print and bring them. I normally am not so technically challenged, but this site just sends my mind spinning...

I would love to say my plumie will be blooming by the weekend, but the little bit of cool weather we had last week has slowed it down considerably. I was at least hoping to know the color before the swap - to get my mind thinking about the spring swap and having plumies to trade. (Not even done with the fall swap and I already have spring swaps swimming in my head...)

Looks like the rain will stop after lunch and I can get out there and see what I can dig up. :D

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velsgarden(TN 7)

This is what I have so far:
blackberry lilys
2 rose of sharon-lavender with dark red eye
monkey grass-upon request
canna-red-upon request
canna tn orange-upon request
purple salvia
iris unknown colors
seven sister rose cuttings-upon request(i have the pink and red but someone told me the red is called 6 sisters,so i dont know)
blanket flower
purple shamrock
pink weigelia cuttings-upon request

Tiffany,if I have anything you would like,I would love some red velvet oxalis,coral honey suckle,and red dragon sedum

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heathersgarden(6b/7a Mid TN)

Hi guys!

I'm actually not yet in possession of Jim's stuff; my husband has been coordinating with him to meet in Nashville. I may not have time to divvy up the seeds for everyone... I'll try my best :) We can always divvy at the swap too.

Steve - I thought you were stuck in a townhouse, but looking at your seed request, do you have an actual place to garden now?!

Tiff - Amazingly enough I have the perfect place for the illicium! That like NEVER happens :)

I've looked around to see if I couldn't find the tutorial I read that helped me figure out how to post pics. I think Brandon wrote it. The most time consuming part was getting my pics uploaded to picasa, linking them so they'd show up here was a snap! Try this one: http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/dahlia/msg0713390424870.html

I have so many pre-swaps arranged that I'm planning on getting there super early on Sat to get setup and organized. This spring I was so busy I couldn't get away from my tables! And I never got a chance to really visit all the other swappers; I want this time to be different.

Here is a link that might be useful: advanced html tutorial

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tlfox(7b-8a)

Is the purple shamrock the hardy variety - or is it a houseplant? Trying to reserve my plant space in the house for these tropicals that I seem to be drawn to. :D

I'll wait on the answer about the shamrock before I decide on that one. But blanket flowers and blackberry lillies sound great. If anyone else requests and you are out digging - I wouldn't mind a red and orange canna. I'll bring all of the wishes on your list. :D

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velsgarden(TN 7)

Hey Tiffany,the purple shamrock are hardy.

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Annette! I don't know how I missed you up there! I've got two cherry trees you gave me this spring, so I'm good there... but I'm really excited that you've got chinese foxglove. I don't have this fabulous plant anymore because I sold it at the market last year and didn't save any for myself! What was I thinking?! It transplants and divides so easily, even pulling off the little runners off the side do really well as long as its in the ground for winter. It does extremely well from seed too if you have any. Not that it matters, but what color do you have?

And I don't think I can resist the Fireworks, even though I don't technically like yellow flowers, it's just too cool! What color is your catmint? I've been wanting to replace my Walker's Low with one of the pink varieties for a while now. Gooseneck loosestrife... isn't that the one that people lament about being so pretty but invasive?

~Heather

ps: Tiff, the purple shamrock (oxalis triangularis)is totally ground hardy even up here near Nashville, so you'll have no problems down in Chatt. It'll go dormant and stay dormant until LATE spring, so be sure and mark it! If you do keep it in the house it'll keep its leaves all winter and even bloom sporadically:)

Steve - I decided to be selfish and keep the Dracunculus vulgaris (blooming size), and justified it since we were the ones that picked them up for everyone else:)

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jim_6b(TN)

Hi Heather
I met your husband today and by now you probably have the seed and bulbs. I hope you enjoy them. There should be enough to share or trade with most of the others at the swap.
The D. vulgaris can be planted now. They will grow in full sun but mine grow better with full morning sun and afternoon shade. Plant them about 6 inches deep and about 18 inches apart. They usually break ground in mid March and go dormant in early summer.
If you have any questions feel free to email me.
I hope everyone has a great time at the swap.
jim_6b

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tlfox(7b-8a)

Cool - I'll have a purple shamrock please! :D

Heather - I think those voodoo lilies are cool looking...but I just don't think I could survive the stench! LOL

From Jim's seed list: Soapwort, Lambs Ear, Wild Bergamot, Orange Cosmos, Lemon Balm, Blackberry Lily, Purple Liatris, Purple & White Cleome, Purple Hyacinth Bean, Amorphophallus konjac. Please... :D

I know the Lemon Balm is a repeat of one you are bringing me - but I am going to try to get more started over the winter for cooking...and getting ready for the early fruits next spring. I love to have it with fresh fruits in the spring - especially the strawberries...

I'll check out your sacks of seeds at the swap - I am guessing you are going to set it up like last time. That was awesome! birdseed bundles...as in to feed birds through the winter?

Is it Saturday yet??

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velsgarden(TN 7)

Heather,if you have any left,i would love a dracunculus vulgaris and amorphophallus konjac.

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bloominggal

Heather the gooseneck loosestrife is not "too" invasive for me, I don't water it, it is pretty in flower arrangements. If anyone wants some I will dig some.
I do not have any pink catmint.

I would like the 7 sisters rose cuttings if you don't mind. If anyone has Peggy Martin, I would like a cutting or 2 of that. How about Tuscan Sun? Does anyone have any Itea (Virginia sweetspire) or oakleaf hydrangea?

Does anyone have mums that come back? I have Clara Curtis thanks to one of you and love it. I would like Sheffield pink if anyone has it.

Does anyone have a yellow or white siberian iris?

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heathersgarden(6b/7a Mid TN)

Good morning swappers :D

JIM - we're sorry you can't join us this Saturday, but thanks so much for contributing some really cool plants! You can see by this thread that all your seed and bulb babies will be adopted. And a BIG thanks for posting the growing instructions.

Now Jim, please tell us truthfully, just how bad is the bad smell, like how many days does it last and does just one small patch fill up a whole yard with stench? I'm totally willing to risk it because my neighbors will never know it's me! Typically my place makes the whole block smell pretty nice, whereas a couple days before garbage pickup day can be really unpleasant around some houses. If only people would compost!!! But I digress...

Just did some quick research and both aroid bulbs will produce the aroma... links are below.

Voodoo lily - http://www.paghat.com/voodoolily.html

Amorphophallus konjac smell - http://www.kallus.com/aroids/amorphophallus/konjac/

Jim was kind enough to provide color info on his seeds too:
Pink soapwort
Orange Blackberry lilies
Purple Bergamot

TIFF - The birdseed bundles are like the cornstalk bundles you see for decoration this time of year, except mine are mature birdseed. You guessed it - these grains sprouted underneath my feeders and they looked too cool to pull.

    Bookmark   October 14, 2010 at 9:47AM
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jim_6b(TN)

Sometimes the smell is not that bad but this year I had about 10 D. vulgaris blooming at the same time. I have them planted in a bed about 6 feet from my back deck and the smell was really bad. It only last for a few days but they smell like a dead dog that's been on the side of the road for 5 or 6 days in the summer. Yum! They are pollinated by blowflies and carrion beatles.

jim_6b

    Bookmark   October 14, 2010 at 10:31AM
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connietn

Bloomingal, I have an unknown Itea, and Little Henry. Let me know which you want cuttings from. I also have Peggy Martin, but mine is a wee baby so I'm not sure if I can get a cutting from it. I'll check and if it's possible, I'll bring you one.

    Bookmark   October 14, 2010 at 8:18PM
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tlfox(7b-8a)

"they smell like a dead dog that's been on the side of the road for 5 or 6 days in the summer. Yum! They are pollinated by blowflies and carrion beatles."

LOL - my family would be so pleased.... I am pretty sure the dogs would try to carry it off and the cats would try to bury it. :D Beautiful but stinky...I will just have to continue to admire them through my computer screen.

    Bookmark   October 14, 2010 at 8:37PM
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jim_6b(TN)

I didn't thin my Dracunculus vulgaris this year so next year when they go dormant I should have lots of babies to share or trade.

tlfox, if you will remind me I will save one just for you.

jim_6b

    Bookmark   October 14, 2010 at 9:14PM
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new-gardener123(6/7)

i will be at the swap with not much to share. my mom is bringing things and i don't really know what she has. hopefully something that will find a new home on saturday. we may be a little late. my niece and nephew have their last soccer game sat morning so we are planning to go for a little bit of it. we won't be able to stay long due to wood smoke and health stuff. so, we'll be late and be leaving early and won't have much to contribute. we sound awesome, don't we? but it is too much fun to miss. see you guys on saturday.

rebecca j

    Bookmark   October 14, 2010 at 10:05PM
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heathersgarden(6b/7a Mid TN)

ANNETTE - Tiffany is trading to me a Sheffield pink mum, but I still have a few unspoken for hardy mums, and they're all pompom style, instead of singles.

REBECCA - so glad you'll be coming Sat! I gots all sorts of goodies for you :)

Mmmmm dead dog :P I plan on having my patch a lot further from my windows and patio. I'm just excited to have something so unusual and lovely!

I've been furiously recruiting newbies to come to the swap - I invited two new people just tonight. So hopefully all our plant babies will find homes as we foist them off on the newer gardeners ;D

I'll try to spend less time on the forum and more time packing for the swap tomorrow, but I'm still happy to take requests:)

    Bookmark   October 14, 2010 at 10:55PM
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palmetto_gardener(6b)

HEATHER, if you have a hardy mum left I'd like one. Any color. If I had my druthers, yellow or bronze/orange.

Would you like some edamame (edible soybean) seed? A friend gave me some. I understand they are delicious (and healthy) snacks.

EVERYONE - I have some edamame seed and some lunaria (money plant seed) Speak up and your name will go on a pkg.

    Bookmark   October 15, 2010 at 12:44AM
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tlfox(7b-8a)

Yum...edamame...I'd like some please. :D

I might still have a sheffield pink that I can dig up - I'll take a look today for you.

    Bookmark   October 15, 2010 at 7:33AM
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sandyl(Zone 6B -7)

Well something has come up and mom screen name Burwoodbelle / Pat and I will not be able to attend the swap as planned. Tlfox mom had planned to bring you the old barn lumber and tin for your project at your pond but just to let you know if you still need it come spring she could bring it then. I hope all goes well with the swap and the weather. I had said I would bring wood for the fire pit but i will not be attending the swap so I see there are other's that will be bringing fire wood. Just wanted to pop in make this post. Hope to see you all next spring. Sandy and Pat.

    Bookmark   October 15, 2010 at 9:20AM
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heathersgarden(6b/7a Mid TN)

JUDY - Sounds great! I have two candidates you might like; fortunately they're all in bloom right now. I love edamame EVERYONE - My plan is to be there all set up by 8:15, and I'm bringing my big blue market canopy again. Those of you have pre-swapped with me will know where to find me!

Also, I have so much more to give than I can possibly bring in one trip... I live in Spring Hill which is only about 20 min NE of the swap place, so if anyone is interested in visiting my gardens you are welcome to follow me home on Sat or come on Sunday:)

    Bookmark   October 15, 2010 at 10:45AM
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tngreenthumb(z6 TN)

sandyl:Well something has come up and mom screen name Burwoodbelle / Pat and I will not be able to attend the swap as planned.

No goat poo?????

Sorry you and Pat won't be able to attend, you will be missed. See you next spring!

    Bookmark   October 15, 2010 at 11:02AM
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tn_veggie_gardner(7)

Heather: Yes, I have a good sized plot out front that's all mine to do with as I please, plus about an 8x6 rr tied in plot in back, and also a huge deck. :) Also, one of the baby Dracunculus vulgaris' is fine with me. :)

Thanks - Steve

    Bookmark   October 15, 2010 at 11:29AM
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sandyl(Zone 6B -7)

Sorry no goat poo this fall! and I already had 5 bags ready to bring on Saturday. Oh well its manufactured daily so i'll have plenty for the spring swap. Sandy

    Bookmark   October 15, 2010 at 11:37AM
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heathersgarden(6b/7a Mid TN)

STEVE - Oh that is such great news - I'm so happy for you!!! Being cooped up with no dirt to play in is like a prison sentence! You should come by and adopt some stuff from my place too:)

SANDY - Maybe you can try what Jim did and see if someone will give your poo a ride to the swap... probably someone who has a truck ;)

    Bookmark   October 15, 2010 at 12:03PM
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irisaddict(6b/7 TN)

So do we have a shelter? If so, is it at the same shelter?

Since I am plantless, I thought I might bring a coffeepot and a microwave just to see how that works.

However, I already made my trip to the grocery store so if anyone could bring some coffee creamer and/or other additives it would be appreciated. I had sorta given up coffee at home so the cupboards are bare.

Looking forward to seeing everybody!
Evelyn

    Bookmark   October 15, 2010 at 6:53PM
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connietn

I'm all packed up and ready to go. Everyone's cuttings are packaged, and I hope I am more organized this time. I tried to organize everyone's loot together. :)

I'm bringing Mom and we'll be there early, but we won't be able to stay very long as she has to get back to the Music and Molasses Festival at Ellington. She's working the Master Gardener booth tomorrow afternoon - come on by after the swap if you're in Nashville!

Annette, if you read this, I'm bringing you a few cuttings of Itea Little Henry.

See everyone tomorrow! I think I'll be wearing a black fleece zip-up jacket if it's not too cold. I have long blonde hair. I think everyone I'm swapping with knows what I look like, but just in case. :)

    Bookmark   October 15, 2010 at 7:57PM
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tlfox(7b-8a)

Howdy Swappers!!!

I haven't been keeping up with a list this time for plants I am getting - not worried - after last spring, I came home with far more than I ever thought I was getting. :D

However - I am making my list and checking it twice for all my garden friends. Please take a look and see if I have you down for whatever we agreed on.

Steve:
grape tomato
pink ice

velsgarden:
coral honeysuckle
dragon blood sedum
red velvet oxalis

Connie:
dragon's blood sedum

Judy:
misc bushes

Heather:
White Illicium
Sheffield pink mum
Gooseberry

Jen (cottagegirl):
misc bulbs

Did I miss anyone? Did I miss any plants??

Sorry to hear Pat and Sandy are not coming. Yes!! Please bring wood and tin to spring swap. And Sandy - I want to work out a trade early for goat poo... What interests you - I'll have all winter to work on it. :D

Can't wait until tomorrow!!

Tiffany

    Bookmark   October 15, 2010 at 8:21PM
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bloominggal

Connietn Little Henry cuttings would be great if you see this.

    Bookmark   October 15, 2010 at 11:27PM
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brandon7 TN_zone(7)

Heather,

I just happened to see your post about posting pictures. It's weird because I haven't been reading this thread except for the day after it was initiated and for some reason I just figured I'd click on it and skim quickly through. Anyway, here's how to post pictures....

One of the easiest ways to provide your photo to be embedded into a post is to upload it onto an image hosting site such as Photobucket, Flickr, etc. That should be pretty straight forward, and the individual sites will give instructions on how to get your photos uploaded to their site when you sign up.

Once your picture has been uploaded, find its image location address (URL) by right clicking on the image and copying the image location. Some sites may even provide the appropriate HTML code in a text box below the photo for your convenience. It will be the one that begins with a href=...

Let's say, as an example, that the address of the picture you want to post is http://somepicturesite.com/yourpicture.jpg

To embed the picture into a post, use the command:
img src="http://somepicturesite.com/yourpicture.jpg">;
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If your picture is too large to fit nicely into the text page, you can add a width attribute. The command with the width attribute would look something like:
img src="http://somepicturesite.com/yourpicture.jpg"; width=600>
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Another option is to use a text link which might be beneficial to people on slow connections.

To do this, use the command:

a href="http://somepicturesite.com/yourpicture.jpg">your text goes here/a>
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Note that I had to use special characters to get the commands above to show up here without turning into pictures, but you can use them as shown (with the correct image web address, of course).

    Bookmark   October 15, 2010 at 11:50PM
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