NEW: August, Time for the Rainbow Swap!!

lindaruzicka(Z6 PA)August 29, 2009

okay, I'm barely sliding this in under the wire!

Sir Isaac Newton in his early physics experiments decided the colors of the rainbow were Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet. Many of us remember them as ROY G BIV. Are there only seven colors? Newton believed in numerology and thought special numbers governed all natural phenomena. Seven is a very special number. There are seven days in the week, seven openings in our head, seven seas, seven continents and many other important sevens. So, of course he found exactly seven colors. In reality, the rainbow colors merge gradually into one another. Our eyes sort them into groupings. How many colors are in the rainbow? Anywhere from three to, as many as, several thousand. It depends on who is counting and what they believe is there. Funny how what we expect to see is often what we see.

In this swap we're doing the colors of the rainbow: red, orange., yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. You can send one of each, a couple of each, but try to get as many colors that you can! We're doing a quick turn around to try to get caught up on our months.

1. The total number of seeds is 10 packs and extras if you want. They can be flowers, herbs, or veggies.

2. The sign-up date is until Sept 4th

3. They have to be mailed to me by Sept 8th

4. I want to have them mailed back out by Sept 12th.

5. When you sign up, email me and I"ll send you my address.

6. Bubble envelopes only, return address sticker enclosed and enough stamps to mail them back to you.

Let's see how fast we can do a turn around!

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dan_the_mailman

I'm in, and if anyone here has your address already, it would be me! LOL! You realize, of course, that you are now hosting TWO swaps??? Don't worry though, I'll try to keep you straightened out! ***passing you tea and lemon cookies***

    Bookmark   August 29, 2009 at 7:50PM
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gardenmom2(IN Zone 6)

I am in. 10 packs is easy. Come on everyone. With quick turn around, it won't take two seconds.

I was beginning to wonder if we were having this months color swap. I am glad you are continuing. I am hosting next months.

The color for next month is: PINK !! yay

Nichol

    Bookmark   August 29, 2009 at 8:02PM
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lindaruzicka(Z6 PA)

my turn snuck up on me...LOL

    Bookmark   August 29, 2009 at 8:14PM
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bonechickchris(7A/6B NJ 08731)

I'm IN! I assume we can send in something that is multi-colored, like a rainbow, or has the name, "Rainbow" in the title also?
Christy

    Bookmark   August 29, 2009 at 8:40PM
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lindaruzicka(Z6 PA)

excellent point, Christy! Yes, anything with rainbow in the title or multi-colored.

    Bookmark   August 29, 2009 at 9:01PM
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bonechickchris(7A/6B NJ 08731)

Goody, because I have a few of them that I specifically saved for this swap!

Did you get to plant any of the black seeds that I sent you Linda? Although I assume it was too late in the season for most of them.
Christy

    Bookmark   August 29, 2009 at 10:40PM
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greenthumbgrow(7 - MD)

OK. I am in!

rainbow seeds I can do! 7 is the number of perfection you know!

Tammy :-)

    Bookmark   August 29, 2009 at 10:57PM
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dem_pa

Add me to the swap.

Don (dem_pa)

    Bookmark   August 30, 2009 at 7:57AM
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lindaruzicka(Z6 PA)

it would also be helpful if you included a list of what you sent...should of metioned that in the rules but I had a little too much bailey's in my tea...."L"

If you need my addy, send me an email.

Don, welcome and thanks for playing!

    Bookmark   August 30, 2009 at 10:01AM
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lindaruzicka(Z6 PA)

so far we have:
Linda
Dan
Nichol
Christy
Tammy
Don

c'mon on out lurkers...it's only 10 packs of seeds..."G"

    Bookmark   August 30, 2009 at 10:03AM
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jaleeisa(6b Oklahoma)

Alright, I'm in!!! Hehe! This sounds like a LOT of fun! I need to dig through seeds today anyway, so I'll find some goodies for this too :)I actually have several things in mind already!

Kathy

    Bookmark   August 30, 2009 at 10:08AM
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smitties

I am going to stop lurking and join in on the fun. I am sure I can come up with 10 packages. Thanks Linda

    Bookmark   August 30, 2009 at 6:53PM
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poisondartfrog

I'd like to play,
Alana

    Bookmark   August 30, 2009 at 8:12PM
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lilangel181(zone 5)

hi Linda! Count me in!! My cats ate my list of trade addys from previous swaps so could you resend yours for me? Please and thanks!
~Laura

    Bookmark   August 30, 2009 at 8:22PM
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dan_the_mailman

Quick! Name that tune!!!

Somewhere over the rainbow
Way up high,
There's a land that I heard of
Once in a lullaby.
Somewhere over the rainbow
Skies are blue,
And the dreams that you dare to dream
Really do come true.

Someday I'll wish upon a star
And wake up where the clouds are far
Behind me.
Where troubles melt like lemon drops
Away above the chimney tops
That's where you'll find me.

Somewhere over the rainbow
Bluebirds fly.
Birds fly over the rainbow.
Why then, oh why can't I?

    Bookmark   August 30, 2009 at 8:40PM
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lindaruzicka(Z6 PA)

updated list:

Linda
Dan
Nichol
Christy
Tammy
Don
Ksthy
Margo
Alana
Laura

    Bookmark   August 30, 2009 at 8:58PM
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lilangel181(zone 5)

Somewhere Over the Rainbow! ...*evil witch voice* Fly my pretties! FLY!

    Bookmark   August 30, 2009 at 9:57PM
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dan_the_mailman

Here's another one, see if you know it...

Why are there so many
Songs about rainbows
And what's on the other side
Rainbow's are visions
They're only illusions
And rainbows have nothing to hide
So we've been told and some chose to
Believe it
But I know they're wrong wait and see

Someday we'll find it
The Rainbow Connection
The lovers, the dreamers and me

Who said that every wish
Would be heard and answered
When wished on the morning star
Somebody thought of that
And someone believed it
And look what it's done so far
What's so amazing
That keeps us star gazing
What so we think we might see

Someday we'll find it
That Rainbow Connection
The lovers the dreamers and me

Have you been half asleep
And have you heard voices
I've heard them calling my name
Are these the sweet sounds that called
The young sailors
I think they're one and the same
I've heard it too many times to ignore it
There's something that I'm supposed to be

Someday we'll find it
The Rainbow Connection
The lovers, the dreamers and me

    Bookmark   August 31, 2009 at 6:18AM
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lilangel181(zone 5)

Rainbow Connection... rather appropriate Dan, but waaay to easy! Try this one:

Long distance information, give me Memphis Tennessee
Help me find the party trying to get in touch with me
She could not leave her number, but I know who placed the call
'Cause my uncle took the message and he wrote it on the wall

Help me, information, get in touch with my Marie
She's the only one who'd phone me here from Memphis Tennessee
Her home is on the south side, high up on a ridge
Just a half a mile from the Mississippi Bridge

Help me, information, more than that I cannot add
Only that I miss her and all the fun we had
But we were pulled apart because her mom did not agree
And tore apart our happy home in Memphis Tennessee

Last time I saw Marie she's waving me good-bye
With hurry home drops on her cheek that trickled from her eye
Marie is only six years old, information please
Try to put me through to her in Memphis Tennessee

    Bookmark   August 31, 2009 at 8:41AM
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dan_the_mailman

Memphis Tennessee
Lyrics: Chuck Berry
Music: Chuck Berry

Sung by Jerry Garcia with Mother McCree's Uptown Jug Champions in 1964. He sang a few variations on the Chuck Berry lyrics, which indicate he learnt it from the Jim Kweskin Jug Band version, rather than Chuck Berry's (see for example the third line of the first verse, and the switching of the first two lines of the last two verses):

Long distance information give me Memphis Tennessee
Trying to find the party trying to get in touch with me
You do not have to tell me who it was that made the call
'Cause my uncle took a message and he wrote it on the wall

Operator help me get in touch with my Marie
She's the only one who'd call me from Memphis, Tennessee
Her house is on the south side, high upon the ridge
Just a half a mile from the Mississippi bridge

The last time that I saw her she was waving me good-bye
With hurry home drops on her cheeks that twinkled from her eye
We were pulled apart because her Mom did not agree
Tore apart our happy home in Memphis, Tennessee

Long distance information, more than that I cannot add
Only that I miss her and all the fun we had
Marie is only six years' old, information please
Help me get in touch with her in Memphis Tennessee

These are the "official" Chuck Berry lyrics:
Long distance information give me Memphis Tennessee
Help me find the party trying to get in touch with me
She could not leave a number but I know who placed the call
'Cause my uncle took a message and he wrote it on the wall

Help me information get in touch with my Marie
She's the only one who'd phone me here from Memphis, Tennessee
Her house is on the south side, high upon the ridge
Just a half a mile from the Mississippi bridge

Help me information, more than that I cannot add
Only that I miss her and all the fun we had
But we were pulled apart because her mom did not agree
And tore apart our happy home in Memphis Tennessee

Last time I saw Marie she was waving me good-bye
With hurry home drops on her cheeks that trickled from her eye
Marie is only six years' old, information please
Help me get in touch with her in Memphis Tennessee

Grateful Dead and Related Recordings
Date Album
Jul 1964 Mother McCree's Uptown Jug Champions

    Bookmark   August 31, 2009 at 8:28PM
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poisondartfrog

Linda, I mailed mine today.
Thanks, Alana

    Bookmark   September 2, 2009 at 10:24AM
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lindaruzicka(Z6 PA)

thanks Alana, I'll be looking for it!

    Bookmark   September 2, 2009 at 11:24AM
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lisam627_ohio_z6(Z5 OH)

Hi Linda...please sign me up! Thanks! - Lisa

    Bookmark   September 2, 2009 at 2:58PM
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smitties

Linda, I sent you an email to let you know that seeds are on their way.

    Bookmark   September 2, 2009 at 5:19PM
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carroteggs(9)

Ugh! I can't believe I'm so late! I haven't been on here for a while because I've had more hours at work. I want in too! :)

    Bookmark   September 3, 2009 at 12:54PM
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lindaruzicka(Z6 PA)

Anna! It's so good to see you! YOu are signed up and I answered your email..

Everyone have my address? Email me if you don't!

    Bookmark   September 3, 2009 at 3:04PM
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kamiljablo(6)

Im so in!

Kamil

    Bookmark   September 3, 2009 at 3:25PM
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dan_the_mailman

Uhm, let's see now Linda, you live in Georgia, right? LOL! Just wanted to let you know my seeds are on their way! I sent in a few extra to give you more variety in what you have to play with when you re-sort them to everyone. HAVE FUN!!!

p.s. Did you get all your plants in the ground yet from the perennial exchange?

    Bookmark   September 3, 2009 at 4:56PM
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lindaruzicka(Z6 PA)

hmmm...now I'm worried, Dan...."G"

    Bookmark   September 3, 2009 at 9:59PM
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lindaruzicka(Z6 PA)

I received seeds today from Margo and Don. I haven't opened them yet..just wanted to let you know that I got them!

    Bookmark   September 4, 2009 at 10:42AM
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columbine21(zone 6 , IL)

Hello,am I too late to join?

Rebekah (columbine21)

    Bookmark   September 4, 2009 at 12:52PM
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lindaruzicka(Z6 PA)

nope...Rebekah, pop me off an email and I'll send you my addy.

    Bookmark   September 4, 2009 at 2:42PM
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bonechickchris(7A/6B NJ 08731)

Hi Linda!

My seeds are all ready to go! I think I have to email you for your addy. Going to do that now!
Christy

    Bookmark   September 4, 2009 at 8:11PM
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lindaruzicka(Z6 PA)

if anyone doesn't have my address, send me an email!

    Bookmark   September 6, 2009 at 9:17AM
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bonechickchris(7A/6B NJ 08731)

I guess you did not get my email a few days ago? I will try again. I know sometimes GW mail does not go through. If you read this and still have not received an email from me, could you please send me your address? unless it is too late now. thanks! Christy

    Bookmark   September 8, 2009 at 7:31PM
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lindaruzicka(Z6 PA)

okay CHristy, I sent you another email with my addy..let me know ifit still doesnt' show up.

Rebekah, I got your emails and I'll be watching for yours.

Today I received Dan's and Alana's...."clapping"

    Bookmark   September 8, 2009 at 8:33PM
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gardenmom2(IN Zone 6)

Mine is on the way !!!! Thanks for hosting this month. I get next month !! Pink

Nichol

    Bookmark   September 9, 2009 at 4:25PM
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lilangel181(zone 5)

I hope you got mine, I sent them out last week
~Laura

    Bookmark   September 10, 2009 at 6:11PM
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lindaruzicka(Z6 PA)

updated list:
Linda***here
Dan***received
Nichol(sent-returned-mailing)
Christy
Tammy
Don****received
Kathy
Margo****received
Alana*****received
Laura****received
Lisa
Anna****received
Kamil
Rebekah****received

that's who I have so far....any updates on anyone else?

there's a nice selection so far.."rubbing hands together"

    Bookmark   September 10, 2009 at 6:18PM
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greenthumbgrow(7 - MD)

Oh My Linda. I have the seed packet all ready and forgot to send it (still needed your addy too, I can't find it). errr. I will still send it and you can keep the seeds. I can't believe I did that.

Tammy :-)

    Bookmark   September 10, 2009 at 7:52PM
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lindaruzicka(Z6 PA)

Tammy, it's okay..just send them out. I have others I"m waiting for.

Nichol, if you want to post your swap on Monday, that should get us back on track. Myswap will be going out when your's is starting, I think that should be fine. Anyone have any objections?.."holding hands over eyes and peering around"

    Bookmark   September 10, 2009 at 9:15PM
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gardenmom2(IN Zone 6)

Sounds good to me. Yay.

    Bookmark   September 12, 2009 at 9:24AM
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lindaruzicka(Z6 PA)

updated list:
Linda***here
Dan***received
Nichol(sent-returned-mailing) *****received
Christy
Tammy
Don****received
Kathy
Margo****received
Alana*****received
Laura****received
Anna****received
Kamil
Rebekah****received

HAve I missed anyone so far? I'll repost after today's mail.

    Bookmark   September 16, 2009 at 8:03AM
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booberry85(5)

Hi Linda!

I've been lurking, but missed this round for the color swap. My friend Christy (bonechickchris)is participating. However, her internet was knocked out over a week ago by a storm which is why you haven't heard from her. She was hoping to have her internet back up yesterday, but so far no emails from her & I haven't seen her post on the forums.

I just wanted to get you up to speed so you knew why she hasn't been around.

Becky

    Bookmark   September 16, 2009 at 3:26PM
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lindaruzicka(Z6 PA)

okay, I'll be mailing out envelopes on Monday...Nik, go aheadan star your swap

    Bookmark   September 18, 2009 at 11:58AM
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dan_the_mailman

woohoo, here come the seeds!

    Bookmark   September 18, 2009 at 12:54PM
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lindaruzicka(Z6 PA)

The bubbles are done and sitting in my mailbox with the flag up..they'll be gone tomorrow! I hope everyone is happy with their seeds....thanks for playing.

Nic...it's your turn..."going through my pink seeds"

    Bookmark   September 20, 2009 at 9:37PM
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lilangel181(zone 5)

YAY! I cant wait, I know there will be an amazing package in the mailbox soon! *dances the happy dance*
~Laura

    Bookmark   September 21, 2009 at 4:59PM
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bonechickchris(7A/6B NJ 08731)

Hello everyone!

You are the FIRST place I am posting after being back online. First of all, I must apologize for my absense. I lost my internet service for over a week, and could not get online, or check emails. Because of that, I could not get Linda's addy up to send the seeds, although I still have them here all ready! LOL!
I have never had this happen before in a swap, and I feel so guilty. I am SO SORRY that I was unable to send my seeds out in a timely fashion. I have never been unable to not do so before.
Please know that I am very sorry again! I cannot believe how much everything changes when your internet is down for only a week or two! LOL! I was lost in so many ways!
I also wanted to thank Becky for spreading the word of my problems. She is awesome!
I hope everyone enjoys their seeds! So sorry I could not enjoy them with you!
Christy

    Bookmark   September 21, 2009 at 10:06PM
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lindaruzicka(Z6 PA)

Christy, if you still want to swap, send them and I'll swap out of my stash!

    Bookmark   September 22, 2009 at 9:44AM
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bonechickchris(7A/6B NJ 08731)

ok! I have mostly veggies though. If I remember correctly doing the black swap, you like flowers. I do not have many flowers. Is it ok that I send veggies? If you cannot use them, I understand. Or atleast let me know what veggies you do plant.
thanks!

    Bookmark   September 22, 2009 at 12:44PM
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lindaruzicka(Z6 PA)

veggies are fine,,,,I have more than enough to swap and I did put in a veggie garden this year!

    Bookmark   September 22, 2009 at 12:47PM
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columbine21(zone 6 , IL)

I got mine...thanks Linda and everyone who participated!

Rebekah (columbine21)

    Bookmark   September 23, 2009 at 4:28PM
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smitties

My envie arrived and thanks Linda. I got Green Envy zinnia so I am doing the happy dance. Accidently gave away all my seeds when I grew it before.

Margo

    Bookmark   September 23, 2009 at 6:02PM
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dem_pa

I received my seeds today, too. Thanks to Linda for being a great hostess and thanks to everybody who shared their seeds.

Don

    Bookmark   September 23, 2009 at 6:17PM
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dan_the_mailman

My seeds came yesterday!!! ***Doing the happy dance***

Thanks to Linda for hosting and doing a great job too!

And thanks to everyone else for sharing your seeds!

-Dan

    Bookmark   September 25, 2009 at 5:38AM
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lindaruzicka(Z6 PA)

I'm happy everyone was happy so far with their seeds...I was nervous about that..."trying to glue on bitten off nail"..."G"

    Bookmark   September 25, 2009 at 11:29AM
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carroteggs(9)

I got my seeds! Yay! :) Thanks Linda for hosting!

    Bookmark   September 25, 2009 at 2:03PM
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poisondartfrog

I got my seeds yesterday. Nice job, Linda!
Thanks, Alana

    Bookmark   September 25, 2009 at 6:41PM
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lilangel181(zone 5)

my seeds came in... great selection! thanks for the swap!

    Bookmark   September 25, 2009 at 9:14PM
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