This is my first swap, to organize or attend. I certainly need some of y'all to show up to tell me what to do.
Here is a link that might be useful: March 31, 2007 San Antonio swap
potted so far:
1 navaho thornless blackberry
several texas columbine these are some red and some yellow/red
" apple blossom verbena
" frikarti asters
" queen ann's lace
" bunny larkspur
Would you please save me some of that Phlox? Looked it up...that must be a really tough plant! Would like to try it. And would like to have the blackberry also, if nobody else has already asked. Could trade you a Brazos or Kiowa Blackberry if you'd like one. Or whatever you'd like that I have.
Ok, Linda tx8, the blackberry is your's and some of the phlox.
Wonder how that happened?
I will also have starts of yellow butterfly vine. Notice the green seed pods that resemble a butterfly.
I am bumping this up. I hope we have lots people.
I bet you have lotsa peoples & lotsa plants & lotsa funs!
The photos alone are gorgeous!
Thanks Sylvia. I was beginning to get a complex. LOL
Ooh, is that the native Texas Columbine?
Sylvia. I had native TX red and hinkley's and they cross pollenated....or what ever they do.
I'd heard that some kind of oaks (post oaks maybe?) are "promiscuous", but "columbine hussies" are a new idea to me!
it's just gorgeous!
When I get the chance to go to the Ft Worth Botanic Gardens, I always make sure to see their columbines.
These are so easy to grow. Would you like me to save you seed?
I've had only one columbine to return in the past (a nice light blue one), & I haven't seen it yet this year.
(*After* I got 3 or 4 at an end-of-season sale one year, I read that our climate is too harsh & that I should stick with the hardy native columbines.)
Kathy, I sure wish I could come. You have lots of pretty plants.
I know you'll have a lot of people come. Most people don't like to commit until a few days before it starts.
I just wanted to say hi over here too! I posted my boring list over in discussions. Looking forward to seeing everyone!
I, also, will have native mealy blue salvia.
Y'all must be in full "spring mode" now, with your gardens just bursting.
When I take things to the swap, I always think I've cleared out enough space in the garden to allow for the growing season, & I always think I'm not going to bring home very much.
Heed this advice from a plantaholic with pots & buckets all over the place:
You really will need space in your gardens for all the wonderful things you'll bring home!
If any one wants red spider lilies, I will bring some to the swap.
Here is a link that might be useful: red spider lilies
Kathy, I would love some of your spider lilies. I will bring some bulbs that I planted for you last November. Barb
I would love some spider lilies also...I posted what I most likely will bring in the main texas forum
Would one of you San Antonio gardeners please take a look at the thread in the link below and try to tell us what the name of this plant is?
Or would one of you be willing to run by the hotel, take a picture and post it so we can try to figure it out?
Here is a link that might be useful: unknown seed pod thread
I stumbled onto this website tonight and what luck that a trade is happening this week. I would like to pre-trade with you columbine seed or plants, spider lilies, your aster and your wealth of knowledge. I'm very new to gardening but have amaryllis belladonna "naked ladies" pink bulbs the size of a Texas Sweet Onion that I can trade with you or my homemade oatmeal cookies. My husband just built me a 10 X 20 foot planting bed that is a blank canvas for new plants.
Email me at email@example.com. Thanks.