Alphabet Swap

conniesc(5)September 7, 2010

I though I would see if anyone is interested in doing a fun little swap while we wait for the bigger ones to start; Back to school and PattyÂs What is one your want list. The idea is an alphabet game/swap. Using the common name, botanical name or the variety name.. how many letters in the alphabet do you have available to swap?

An example would be (A-Z)

A- Ascelpias- orange butterfly weed

B- ÂBlack Barlow columbine

C- Cerinthe- purple wax

D- ÂDwarf Spray Sunflower

E- ÂEarl Gray larkspur

F- ÂFrancis Hoffman poppy (red)

G- ÂGiant Imperial Larkspur

H- HollyHock- charters double white

I- ÂIndian Summer Rudbeckia

J- ÂJunior Sunflower

K- Kiss Me Over the Garden gate- variegated

L- Love in a Puff

M- ÂMax Frei Cranesbill

N- Nicandra- variegated

O- Obedient Plant ÂMiss MannersÂ

P- Penstemon- Jingle bells

Q- HollyHock ÂQueeny PurpleÂ

R- Red Glow 4 oÂclock

S- Snow in Summer

T- ÂTiger Eye Rudbeckia

U-

V- Verbascum- Milkshake

W- ÂWild Thing SweetPea

X-

Y- Yucca

Z- Zebrina Malva

 Send as many of the letters as you can. Can you get all 26?

 You can also send in up to an additional 24 for just swapping. For a grand total of 50 unique packets of seeds. Please do not send doubles.

ÂFor each letter you send in- you will receive a different seed packet for that letter.

ÂFor each of the additional seed packets sent in  something different will be sent back to you.

ÂFlower, Vines and/or shrub seeds only No Veggies

Âseeds must be sent in a bubble envelope that includes your GWname, return postage and a return address label. Please include a wishlist if you do not have one already on GW.

ÂSign-ups will be until September 26th; Seeds need to be in the mail no later than October 10th

ÂIf you would like to be included, please sign up in this thread and I will email you my address. If you do not have your email address exposed on GW you will need to email me directly.

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sherrih(8La)

This sounds like fun. I'm in!!
Sherri

    Bookmark   September 7, 2010 at 9:44PM
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southpines(8)

Count me in! Already thinking my ABC's......

Michele :)

    Bookmark   September 7, 2010 at 9:56PM
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poisondartfrog

I'll play!
Alana

    Bookmark   September 8, 2010 at 5:37AM
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tkhooper(7)

This sounds like fun I would like to participate

    Bookmark   September 8, 2010 at 11:50AM
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cjcjmass(8 Georgia)

I will like to play.....

    Bookmark   September 8, 2010 at 12:42PM
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conniesc(5)

glad to see people interested. I had a lot of fun reviewing my seeds for letters of the alphabet. Hope eveyone else has as much fun.

we have another member: Shanti from Canada.

    Bookmark   September 8, 2010 at 8:59PM
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booboobolhuis(7, Oklahoma)

Can I join? This one sounds fun.

Jennifer :)

    Bookmark   September 9, 2010 at 12:50AM
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ggwrn(7NC)

Connie,
I would love to join.

Ginger

    Bookmark   September 9, 2010 at 4:06PM
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conniesc(5)

just a quick update on the members signed up. I will get my address out to everyone this weekend.

sherrih
southpines
poisondartfrog
tkhooper
cjcjmass
Shanti from Canada
booboobolhuis
ggwrn

    Bookmark   September 10, 2010 at 5:20AM
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nottougly(Zone 7)

Sounds like this could be fun.
Count me in.
Faye!

    Bookmark   September 10, 2010 at 10:18PM
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beverlysc(8a SC)

This sounds like a lot of fun...Count me in too. Bev

    Bookmark   September 11, 2010 at 8:02AM
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booboobolhuis(7, Oklahoma)

Connie,

My bubblie is on it's way, I'm soooooo excited!

:) Thanks,
Jennifer

    Bookmark   September 11, 2010 at 1:21PM
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alwaysagarden(CA 9b)

Hi Connie,
I'd like to join too!

Cindy

    Bookmark   September 12, 2010 at 1:47AM
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snapdragon36(5ny)

Sounds fun I'll play.

Debbie

    Bookmark   September 12, 2010 at 8:48PM
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dem_pa

Sending you an email. I'd love to join.

Don

    Bookmark   September 13, 2010 at 6:56AM
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weebay

Sounds like fun.
I'd like to join, I'll send an email.
weebay

    Bookmark   September 15, 2010 at 12:21PM
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poisondartfrog

I mailed mine today.
Alana

    Bookmark   September 15, 2010 at 5:57PM
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alwaysagarden(CA 9b)

Mailed my seeds to you yesterday.

Cindy : )

    Bookmark   September 15, 2010 at 7:34PM
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cjcjmass(8 Georgia)

Hello my seed are going into the mail tomorrow...

cj

    Bookmark   September 15, 2010 at 8:41PM
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conniesc(5)

There is still plenty of time to sign up. current status

nottougly
beverlysc
sherrih
weebay
southpines
dem_pa
cjcjmass
booboobolhuis
snapdragon36
ggwrn

poisondartfrog - received envelope
tkhooper - received envelope
alwaysagarden- received envelope

    Bookmark   September 19, 2010 at 8:59AM
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molly_and_me(9)

I am working on my A B C 's. Please add my name to the list.

Margaret

    Bookmark   September 19, 2010 at 4:24PM
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conniesc(5)

There is still plenty of time to sign up. current status

nottougly
beverlysc
sherrih
weebay
southpines
dem_pa
cjcjmass
booboobolhuis
snapdragon36
ggwrn
molly_and_me
xiangirl

poisondartfrog - received envelope
tkhooper - received envelope
alwaysagarden- received envelope

    Bookmark   September 22, 2010 at 8:01PM
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flowergirl34(5 Upstate NY)

Hi! Is is too late to sign up? I'd like to give it a try :) I'll start working on my ABC's this weekend.
vina

    Bookmark   September 24, 2010 at 7:22AM
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molly_and_me(9)

My seeds were mailed today.

I did not include a wish list but these is one on my trade page.

Margaret

    Bookmark   September 24, 2010 at 12:47PM
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webuser_5438468

I think I would like to play also! Melinda

    Bookmark   September 24, 2010 at 4:58PM
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conniesc(5)

There is still plenty of time to sign up. current status

nottougly
beverlysc
sherrih
weebay
southpines
dem_pa
snapdragon36
ggwrn
xiangirl
ilovefarac
flowergirl34

booboobolhuis-mailed
molly_and_me-mailed
cjcjmass- mailed
poisondartfrog - received envelope
tkhooper - received envelope
alwaysagarden- received envelope

    Bookmark   September 24, 2010 at 5:52PM
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dem_pa

I mailed mine yesterday.

Don

    Bookmark   September 24, 2010 at 8:34PM
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jensyen ( z7 MD )(7a)

Hi! Is is too late to sign up? I'd like to give it a try. I have most of the ABC's ready and some extras. Please contact me with address to send. Thanks, Jen

    Bookmark   September 25, 2010 at 9:31AM
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jensyen ( z7 MD )(7a)

My seeds went out in today's mail. I can't wait to see what comes back. Thanks Connie for this challenging round robin. I found all but "x".

    Bookmark   September 27, 2010 at 11:40AM
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conniesc(5)

nottougly
beverlysc
sherrih
weebay
snapdragon36
ggwrn
xiangirl
ilovefarac
flowergirl34

jensyen-mailed
booboobolhuis-mailed
molly_and_me-mailed
cjcjmass- mailed
poisondartfrog - received envelope
tkhooper - received envelope
alwaysagarden- received envelope
southpines received envelope
dem_pa - received envelope

    Bookmark   September 27, 2010 at 5:20PM
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flowergirl34(5 Upstate NY)

Hi all! I am sending out my bubbler this morning.

I missed about 4 or 5 of the letters.

Can anyone tell me if they came up with X? and the only thing I could think of for Q is Queen of the Prairie, and my seeds aren't ready to be harvested.

Connie, this has been fun...and it really makes you think. Thanks for coming up with it.
vina

    Bookmark   September 29, 2010 at 7:35AM
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conniesc(5)

It is very interesting to see what is coming in for each letter. So for for X we have Xeranthemum and xerosicyos.

current status

nottougly
beverlysc
sherrih
weebay
snapdragon36
ggwrn
xiangirl
ilovefarac

flowergirl34-mailed
jensyen-mailed
booboobolhuis-mailed
molly_and_me-received
cjcjmass- mailed
poisondartfrog - received envelope
tkhooper - received envelope
alwaysagarden- received envelope
southpines received envelope
dem_pa - received envelope

    Bookmark   September 29, 2010 at 8:41AM
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flowergirl34(5 Upstate NY)

Hi everyone!

Wow! I know I don't have either one of those X's. :)

Hope my bubbler has made it there by now.

Thanks again! and Happy Monday!
vina

    Bookmark   October 4, 2010 at 1:38PM
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conniesc(5)

I received two packages today. the current status is

nottougly - have not heard from
sherrih- have not heard from
weebay - have not heard from
snapdragon36 - have not heard from
xiangirl - have not heard from
booboobolhuis-have not heard from
ilovefarac
ggwrn
beverlysc

flowergirl34-received
jensyen-received
molly_and_me-received
cjcjmass- received
poisondartfrog - received envelope
tkhooper - received envelope
alwaysagarden- received envelope
southpines received envelope
dem_pa - received envelope

    Bookmark   October 4, 2010 at 5:25PM
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conniesc(5)

nottougly - have not heard from
sherrih- have not heard from
weebay - have not heard from
snapdragon36 - have not heard from
xiangirl - have not heard from
booboobolhuis-have not heard from

ggwrn
beverlysc

ilovefarac - dropped 0ut
flowergirl34-received
jensyen-received
molly_and_me-received
cjcjmass- received
poisondartfrog - received envelope
tkhooper - received envelope
alwaysagarden- received envelope
southpines received envelope
dem_pa - received envelope

    Bookmark   October 4, 2010 at 6:53PM
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flowergirl34(5 Upstate NY)

Well, they still have a few days until the October 10 deadline :) Maybe they'll pop up.

    Bookmark   October 5, 2010 at 7:28AM
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snapdragon36(5ny)

I mailed my seeds out today.
Debbie

    Bookmark   October 5, 2010 at 3:39PM
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weebay

Seeds are in the mail.
:)
weebay

    Bookmark   October 7, 2010 at 11:36AM
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conniesc(5)

current status

nottougly - have not heard from
booboobolhuis-have not heard from

weebay - mailed
beverlysc - mailed

xiangirl - received
ggwrn received
snapdragon36 - received
sherrih- dropped out
ilovefarac - dropped 0ut
flowergirl34-received
jensyen-received
molly_and_me-received
cjcjmass- received
poisondartfrog - received envelope
tkhooper - received envelope
alwaysagarden- received envelope
southpines received envelope
dem_pa - received envelope

    Bookmark   October 7, 2010 at 6:52PM
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conniesc(5)

I received the last envelope this evening. I will start dividing everything up and would expect the packages to start going out Saturday and/or Monday.

    Bookmark   October 12, 2010 at 5:11PM
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tkhooper(7)

I'm going to be standing by the Mailbox for the rest of the week. I can't wait to see what I received. Thank you so much for doing this swap it's been marvelous fun.

    Bookmark   October 13, 2010 at 8:45AM
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conniesc(5)

All packages will be going back out into the mail this afternoon. A couple of notes:

anyone who sent in veggies- they will be returned to you.

some peope got very creative for some of the letters :)
for example yellow marigolds doesn't really qualify as a 'Y'. for these, I placed them in the 'extra' bin.

The letter X and Q. a majority of people sent in the same exact thing so instead of just sending you back a different package of the same thing I placed them in the extra bin substituting something from my stash.

PS In some packages I threw in some extra's. I am getting ready to do a huge remodel and needed to clean up!! :)

enjoy everyone

    Bookmark   October 18, 2010 at 6:40AM
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tkhooper(7)

Good luck with your remodel. I'm constantly in the middle of a project at my place either inside or out and although I love it, I also hate it.

    Bookmark   October 18, 2010 at 12:03PM
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flowergirl34(5 Upstate NY)

I GOT MY BUBBLIE!!!

I'm so excited!! Thank you so much everyone!! I received almost 8 specific have to have's off my want list.

Connie, thank you so much for hosting and I hope everyone else enjoys there special surprises!!

Thanks again!! :0)
vina

    Bookmark   October 20, 2010 at 1:44PM
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dem_pa

I received my seeds back today. I received many I was looking for. Thanks to all who shared their seeds. Thanks to a great hostess.

Don

    Bookmark   October 20, 2010 at 7:39PM
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poisondartfrog

I received mine today. Thanks, everyone!
Alana

    Bookmark   October 20, 2010 at 9:11PM
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weebay

I received my seeds. Thanks to everyone for some great new flowers to try.

Thanks for hosting, Connie, it was a lot of fun!

Weebay

    Bookmark   October 21, 2010 at 9:04AM
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jensyen ( z7 MD )(7a)

Greetings! My seeds came today. Wonderful mix and many extras. Connie, thank you so much for hosting and to all participants, thanks for sharing. It was a lot if fun. Can't wait to start winter sowing and of course, Spring can't get here soon enough.
Happy Gardening,
Jen

    Bookmark   October 21, 2010 at 12:35PM
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beverlysc(8a SC)

Got my goodies today...can't wait to see the new ones next year. Many thanks to all... Happy gardening..Bev

    Bookmark   October 21, 2010 at 7:25PM
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molly_and_me(9)

Thanks to Connie and everyone else I received several seeds that were on my wish list. I also received others that would have been on my wish list if I had known about them!

    Bookmark   October 21, 2010 at 10:17PM
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snapdragon36(5ny)

I received my seeds. Many thanks to all of you for sharing
your seeds. I cant wait to try them. Great job Connie.
Debbie

    Bookmark   October 21, 2010 at 10:35PM
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tkhooper(7)

Seeds Received.

    Bookmark   October 22, 2010 at 1:03PM
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ggwrn(7NC)

Connie, I received my seeds. THanks for hosting the swap I got several things that I can't wait to see growing in my flower beds. Thanks also to everyone that sent in the seeds.

Ginger

    Bookmark   October 22, 2010 at 3:17PM
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southpines(8)

I received my seeds today. THANK YOU so much!!!

Michele

    Bookmark   October 23, 2010 at 2:12PM
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alwaysagarden(CA 9b)

Hi Connie,
Received my seeds yesterday. Thank you for some new things to try!

Cindy

    Bookmark   October 23, 2010 at 7:23PM
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