UPDATE: Houseplants/Tropicals/Annuals - partners
Barb (rosepedal) sends to Mariann
Norma (bigmama4ever) sends to Amy
Regina (ladygreensleeves) sends to Norma
Chell (chellflower) sends to Dawn
Dawn (dtm1966) sends to Joyce
Mariann (galium) sends to Heather
Dee (gardendee) sends to Chell
Heather (divahethr) sends to Nancy
Joyce (creek_mom) sends to Regina
Nancy (retsec) sends to Barb
Amy (dieg01991) sends to Dee
Here's a link to our last forum where everyone's lists are posted... Previous forum
All packages need to arrive at their new homes by June 30th. (That means they should leave your house no later than the 27th, by Priority Mail) Please post when you send and receive.
Boxes containing live plants should be sent PRIORITY MAIL and include a delivery confirmation number (DC#). Please write "LIVE PLANTS" on the box. It would be nice if you also wrote on the box "Keep out of the sun" or "NO Heat" or something like that so that your mail carrier knows to put the box in the shade (so your box of plants won't cook out on someone's mailbox, like mine, all day). It will be very warm most places during June.
To avoid your box of plants spending the weekend in the post office, the best days to ship boxes are Monday-Wednesday or Saturday.
Also do consider leaving "APPROPRIATE" feedback in the Rate and Review.
Here is your last tip for this swap:
How to package your plants for shipping
Step 1: Carefully remove dirt from rootball.
Step2: Wrap root ball in paper towel and moisten the paper towel/root ball.
Step 3: Once the paper towel is moist, wrap the only the root ball (not the entire plant) in plastic. Be sure to label the plants in a way that won't wash off if it gets wet. Here you can see the plant markers that I included. I use cut up mini blinds or cut up plastic containers and write on them in pencil. The pencil won't wash away (or fade).
Step 4: Wrap the entire plant in paper. Loosely pack the plants in a Priority Mail shipping box and use balled up paper if necessary to secure the plants.
To help lower your packing costs, try to recycle whenever possible...
I always save the plastic and paper packaging that is in good shape from boxes I receive. I reuse these so I don't have to pay for baggies or saran wrap. Plus, it's good for the environment!!! :-)
Try to reuse the Priority Mail shipping boxes whenever possible. Even though they are free for us from the P.O., I'm sure that the cost is wrapped into the high shipping costs that we pay. If we are good about reusing boxes, it may help to keep our shipping costs lower.
I hope that you found these ideas/tips useful. I love to get ideas from others so please share the methods you use for shipping your...