NEW: Holiday Seed Cocktails

dan_the_mailmanSeptember 11, 2010

Here's the plan. In this swap, players will send in their various seeds, such as zinnias, cosmos, foxglove, etc. Once I've received them all, I'll combine all the seeds of each type, give them a good stir, then repackage them and send them back, giving you a seed "cocktail". The fun will be in not knowing what variety of seed you're planting until it comes up, giving you a big SURPRISE!!! Not only will this provide new varieties for you, but also provide a wider gene pool for your upcoming seeds, making for bigger, brighter blooms!

For example, say three people send in cosmos, seashells, picotee, and bright lights. Those three people would receive back a mixture of seashells, picotee, and bright lights cosmos. At the same time, ten people send in ten varieties of coneflowers... hot papaya, purple, double decker, etc. I'd mix up all of those coneflower seeds, and those ten people would receive back a sampling of all those different coneflowers.

If you'd like to participate, e-mail me for my address. Once you have it, send your seeds, with return postage and address label, to me. It would be great if they could all be here by November 12th. Seeds should be in their own packets, no more than 3 varieties per species, and no older than 2007. The number of packages of seeds you send in is completely up to you, whether it be 1 or 50, or somewhere in between. Just remember to put in each packet a fair number of seeds. I know that's a judgement call on your part, but there's no way I'm going to ask anyone to count out 100 foxglove seeds! Lol, that would drive anyone insane!

I think it would probably be a good idea to hold this to between 25-30 people, but we'll see what kind of response this gets and go from there.

So, cocktails anyone???

-Dan

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conniesc(5)

I am in, is it ok to request that you not get any veggie seeds.

    Bookmark   September 11, 2010 at 8:59PM
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sandlapper_rose(Zone 8)

Sign me up, Dan. By holiday time, I will need a cocktail or two! LOL
Jeanne

    Bookmark   September 11, 2010 at 8:59PM
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dan_the_mailman

Great question Connie!

Everyone will only get back the same type of seeds that they send in ie... tomatoes get tomotaes, hollyhocks get hollyhocks, and so on.

Here's another idea for everyone, although not everyone need do it. IF you'd like to receive a mishmash of seeds, send in seeds for that too, and include a note that they are for the flower mix. I'll take all of those seeds, stir'em up real good, and then send back to all these players a smorgasbord of seeds, all mixed up. Sorta like pouring all the booze into a trashcan and drinking the results. When we did that in college, we never knew what we were drinking, and the flavor was always different, but man oh man, the RESULTS!!! (kinda gives me a hangover just thinking about it) Let's make this one flowers only, shall we? After all, wouldn't it look funny to have a pumpkin vine growing in the middle of your daisies???

Bartender, bring me another round!!!

Later...
-Dan

    Bookmark   September 11, 2010 at 9:14PM
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dan_the_mailman

Okay, the Goddess of Seed Swaps, Kym, says to request that, along with your seeds, please send a like number of empty seed envelopes for your return seeds to go into. Sounds like a good idea to me Kym! Thanks for the advice!

    Bookmark   September 11, 2010 at 9:24PM
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nottougly(Zone 7)

This sounds interesting and fun.
Count me in.
Faye!

    Bookmark   September 11, 2010 at 9:50PM
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booboobolhuis(7, Oklahoma)

I'm confused but count me IN!!!! Jennifer :)

    Bookmark   September 11, 2010 at 9:59PM
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booboobolhuis(7, Oklahoma)

Nevermind, not confused anymore! Still sounds fun and I absolutely would like to do it. Glad its not me though, can you imagine if alot of people sent in Asters and they were nothing but little seeds and flyaways,lol, your brave Dan!

    Bookmark   September 11, 2010 at 10:21PM
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smitties

I'm in on this one. I have a patch just right for a cocktail of fun. Thanks Dan.

Margo

    Bookmark   September 12, 2010 at 8:33AM
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beth_b_kodiak(zone 5a)

Dan this sounds like fun. I love seed mixtures.
Bethb

    Bookmark   September 12, 2010 at 8:38AM
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dan_the_mailman

I cannot believe the response I'm getting to this! I've already received at least 10 e-mails from people wanting to participate, so I'm gonna go crazy and remove the limit of people participating. Lol, why not, eh??? (I just know O Holy Kym, the Great Goddess of Seed Swaps is gonna be cringing when she reads this! Hi Kym! hehehe)

You don't have to post here to participate, but you can if you'd like. And, if you wish, spread the word! I'm starting to wonder just how big we can make this...lol! We'll still keep the deadline at November 12th, which will give everyone plenty of time to harvest fresh seeds and clean out their stashes!

    Bookmark   September 12, 2010 at 9:52AM
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lindaruzicka(Z6 PA)

I'm in!..considering this is pretty much how I garden anyways!!...LOL

    Bookmark   September 12, 2010 at 10:07AM
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diene(Z4ME)

I was planning on doing a newbie seed for envie in the dead of winter but I still have plenty so I can join. I can use my haul from this for that swap. I am in Dan.

    Bookmark   September 12, 2010 at 10:17AM
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sandlapper_rose(Zone 8)

I have not gone through all of my seeds yet, but will be sending some:

Morning Glories
Sunflowers
Zinnias
Butterfly Bushes and
Cosmos

for starters. Maybe we need to get some categories going here!

Dan is waiting for more cockatil orders, I think. LOL
Jeanne

    Bookmark   September 13, 2010 at 10:38AM
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dan_the_mailman

here's a list of participants so far. please let me know if I missed anyone, thanks!

dan_the_mailman (me)
Jeanne/sandlapper_rose
conniesc
nottougly/Faye
booboobolhuis/Jennifer
Margo/smitties
Bethb/beth_b_kodiak
Linda/lindaruzicka
diene

That's a good beginning, who else would like to play?

Jeanne, I like that idea of listing what we're going to contribute. Would anyone else like to list what they're sending in? If so, feel free to do so.
As for me, my list includes at least the following... sunflowers, daylilies, hollyhocks, and helenium.

    Bookmark   September 13, 2010 at 11:01AM
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micyrey

Hello
I don't have much this year due to moving. But I can come up with a few
Thanks
Michelle

    Bookmark   September 13, 2010 at 11:14AM
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conniesc(5)

Here was my plan so please set me straight if I have something wrong

Morning Glory
Hibiscus
Zinnia
Larkspur
Cosmo
Daisy
marigold
Malva
SnapDragon
Nicotinia
Rudbeckia
Poppy
sweet pea

A big envelope og a mix ( things that do not seem to have a category of their own) for dusty miller, lady mantle, etc

I know there was more but that is all I can remember off the top of my head.

    Bookmark   September 13, 2010 at 2:17PM
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dan_the_mailman

Michelle, welcome aboard! E-mail me, and I'll send you my address.

Connie, that all sounds great!

I hope everyone is having a great day! My birthday is turning out to be quite the fantastic day! Talk to you all soon...
-Dan

    Bookmark   September 13, 2010 at 4:33PM
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sandlapper_rose(Zone 8)

Happy Birthday, Dan!
Continue to enjoy the rest of the day.

    Bookmark   September 13, 2010 at 5:58PM
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wishnforspring(z5 Upstate NY)

Me! ME! I want in too!
Lisa

    Bookmark   September 14, 2010 at 7:09PM
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micyrey

Hello
I sent you an email, I'm sending some seeds for the mix.
I will get these out next week.
Michelle

    Bookmark   September 14, 2010 at 7:10PM
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ramazz(8a VA)

Hi, I would like to join. Is it okay if my rudbeckia seeds are already a mixture? My grandson was born July 4, and when we got back from visiting, the drought had created a lot of rudbeckia seeds from flowers I never saw . . . I call this Oliver's mix, ha ha.

What I have in mind so far:

rudbeckia
dianthus
mexican hats
columbine
cypress vine
tithonia
echinacea
agastache

Will probably think of more before the deadline.

Becky

    Bookmark   September 15, 2010 at 9:35AM
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dan_the_mailman

welcome to you new arrivals! let me know if you didn't get my e-mail with my address and I'll re-send it again. this is going to be so much fun!!!

    Bookmark   September 15, 2010 at 6:00PM
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micyrey

Hello
I didn't get. Your address
Michelle

    Bookmark   September 15, 2010 at 6:52PM
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dan_the_mailman

Michelle, I just re-sent the info you'll need. Please let me know if it gets to you or not. -Dan

    Bookmark   September 15, 2010 at 7:09PM
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micyrey

Hello
I got your address this time
Thanks
Michelle

    Bookmark   September 16, 2010 at 5:33PM
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lindaruzicka(Z6 PA)

bumpety bump bump

    Bookmark   September 20, 2010 at 12:05PM
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conniesc(5)

I will be mailing my seeds tomorrow afternoon.

    Bookmark   September 20, 2010 at 8:46PM
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amy_kakes(6)

I would like to play please!!

Here is a link that might be useful: A Nest for all Seasons

    Bookmark   September 21, 2010 at 9:11AM
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diene(Z4ME)

Hello Dan;
I started harvesting seeds today and my question is, can I send you a whole bunch of say clematis seeds and let you divie them up. I will send some seed envies but it would be so helpful to me and I can send more stuff if I do not have to package it separately.
Let me know.
Thanks.
diene

    Bookmark   September 21, 2010 at 6:01PM
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dan_the_mailman

If anyone hasn't received an e-mail from me with my address, please let me know.

Don't forget, if you wish to mix the types of seeds before you send them, just keep the coneflowers with the coneflowers, the lilies with the lilies, etc, and send'em in. The more mixed up they are, the better the mixes will be when I send them back to you.

Gotta go, Glee starts its 2nd season in 17 minutes!

    Bookmark   September 21, 2010 at 7:44PM
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moonphase(z7 Ga)

Hi Dan.please sign me up.I know this is going to be fun.
moonphase

    Bookmark   September 21, 2010 at 9:53PM
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lady_alicia Zone 5/6 PA(5)

Hi Dan! Count me in too. I'm ready to seed swap again this year. Been harvesting seeds left and right.....or was it right to left? hehe

Now to find my labels I misplaced from last year.....

Alicia

    Bookmark   September 21, 2010 at 11:58PM
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sandlapper_rose(Zone 8)

So far I've only noticed people listing flower seeds and that is fine - I certainly have those - but if anyone wants veggies or herbs, you might want to post here so I will know. Otherwise, I won't bother to send anything but flowers.
Thanks all!
Jeanne

    Bookmark   September 22, 2010 at 8:39PM
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smitties

Sorry I haven't been around. Child number 4 went off to college this past weekend and it has been a mental challenge. Only one more to go and then empty nest comes in to play.

I haven't been out to harvest yet but hope to get that done before I join the work force again.

Dan, what did you think of the Glee episode the other night. I was a little disappointed but am still going to be an avid watcher. On a scale of one to ten, I gave it a six. My college daughter absolutely loved it.

    Bookmark   September 23, 2010 at 3:34PM
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dan_the_mailman

I received a packet of seeds today. It had a lot of seeds, 5 stamps, but no address label, and the only part of the return address I can make out is that it came from the zip code 44224 in Ohio. Who sent it? And where is the return address label I need to send back seeds to the sender? Whoever sent these seeds needs to e-mail me with their address so I can send them some seeds in return once all the seeds have arrived.
Everyone please remember, along with the seeds, you need to include return postage, empty seed bags/envelopes, AND a return address label. Also remember that I will be using the original envelope to return your seeds to you.
-Dan

    Bookmark   September 24, 2010 at 7:27PM
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conniesc(5)

Dan that is me. I wondered why I had a return label on the floor in the living room. It must have fallen out of the package. so sorry. I will email u my address.

    Bookmark   September 24, 2010 at 7:49PM
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dan_the_mailman

that was an easy fix! I've got an address label written and with your seeds Connie. thanks!

    Bookmark   September 24, 2010 at 8:13PM
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conniesc(5)

thanks Dan. I do apologize. I know hosting a swap can get overwelming with keeping everything straight.. mising stuff makes it hard.

    Bookmark   September 24, 2010 at 8:30PM
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dan_the_mailman

So how is everyone coming along? I've got a bunch more seeds drying in the greenhouse - got to keep them away from the wee beasties, lol! I harvested some open-pollinated sunflowers on Sunday, and there should be some good cross-breeding going on with those. There were yellows, reds, and bi-colors in that stand of sunflowers.

If anyone else would like to join, there's still plenty of time to do so! Any and all are welcome!

-Dan

    Bookmark   September 30, 2010 at 6:46AM
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dan_the_mailman

So far I've received seeds from Connie and Shanta, which arrived today. Keep'em coming!

    Bookmark   September 30, 2010 at 4:34PM
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dan_the_mailman

How's everyone doing? Anyone getting ready to send in some seeds?

    Bookmark   October 5, 2010 at 6:39PM
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micyrey

Hello
Your gonna kick me but I lost the email with Your address in it.
Could you please send again
Thanks
Michelle

    Bookmark   October 5, 2010 at 9:08PM
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sandlapper_rose(Zone 8)

Dan,
I will be mailing my seeds tomorrow. I don't know where the Cosmos got to... but I will be sending:

Morning Glories
Gaillardia
Sunflowers
Coneflower
Zinnia
Dianthus
Poppies
Salvia
Four o'Clocks
Butterfly Bush

It will be interesting to see what types come back!
Jeanne

    Bookmark   October 12, 2010 at 5:04PM
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jensyen ( z7 MD )(7a)

Hi,
I'd love to join the swap. Please send me your mailing address so I can get my flower seeds mailed ASAP.
Thanks, Jen

    Bookmark   October 13, 2010 at 9:44AM
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dan_the_mailman

e-mails are sent, we've got four weeks to get all the seeds here so I can mix them up and send them back out again. if anyone needs my address again, please let me know. take care... -dan

    Bookmark   October 13, 2010 at 7:44PM
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smitties

The wind finally died down enough that I could get a start on fresh harvesting. I am going to finish up this weekend and get my package off to you Dan.

Finally got some much needed rain but that brought in cooler temperatures. At least there has been no frost or freeze yet so more time for seeds to mature and get harvested.

    Bookmark   October 13, 2010 at 11:49PM
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molly_and_me(9)

Please add my name to the list. I have a few kinds of seeds and some for the mishmash. Who hasn't spilled seeds on the carpet?

Margaret

    Bookmark   October 14, 2010 at 6:06AM
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dan_the_mailman

Today I received huge packets of seeds from Faye and Alicia, making the received list...
Connie
Shanta
Faye
Alicia

    Bookmark   October 14, 2010 at 3:09PM
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ramazz(8a VA)

Well, I will get mine mailed soon. Just had a two week visit from my daughter and new grandson, so I haven't even looked at seeds... I started sorting before they came, and will get back to it on Saturday.

Becky

    Bookmark   October 14, 2010 at 7:53PM
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dan_the_mailman

...sounds like you had a good time Becky. that's cool!

    Bookmark   October 14, 2010 at 9:16PM
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micyrey

Hello dan
My seeds are on the way
Thanks for hosting
Michelle

    Bookmark   October 14, 2010 at 9:52PM
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jensyen ( z7 MD )(7a)

Dan, Thought this list might help others. I'm sending the following. Can't wait to see what mixtures I get back!
Bachelor Buttons, Balloon Flower,
Calendula, Canterbury Bells, Celosia, Clematis, Cleome,
Columbine, Coneflower, Coreopsis, Cosmos
Hardy Hibiscus, Hardy Geranium, Hollyhock, Hosta,
Impatiens balsamina, Iris, Lilies, Lantana,
Marigolds, Morning Glory, Ornamental Grass, Poppy,
Rose of Sharon, Rudbeckia, Snapdragon, Sunflower, Zinnia
Thanks for the great swap! Jen

    Bookmark   October 16, 2010 at 9:04AM
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smitties

I finally got all my harvesting for this swap done. Tuesday is errand day so I will be going to the post office then. Thanks for hosting this swap Dan.

Margo

    Bookmark   October 17, 2010 at 8:27PM
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jensyen ( z7 MD )(7a)

Dan, I put my package in the mail today. You should receive them by Thursday. Thanks for hosting this fun swap. Jen

    Bookmark   October 18, 2010 at 3:52PM
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dan_the_mailman

Good Afternoon Everyone!

Today I received a coupld of huge, filled envelopes full of seeds from Michelle and Jeanne. Michelle, are you one of those people who've gone into McD's and ordered the full menu? I ask this because it looks like you received a seed catalog last spring, took one look at it, and ordered at least one of everything! WOW!

I have a question for you all, and would like your feedback. When you send something in and it's the only envelope of that particular type of plant, would you be okay with those seeds being thrown into the cocktail mixture? E-mail me or post your answer here, and I'll follow your preferences should this happen. Thanks!

-your bartender, Dan

    Bookmark   October 18, 2010 at 5:38PM
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smitties

Dan, I have a feeling a couple of my seed packets will be an only one. I would not mind if it is thrown in a cocktail mix. As a matter of fact, I had more seeds I was going to include but thought some would be an only one of its type so didn't know if it would work. Makes more of an element of surprise.

Margo

    Bookmark   October 18, 2010 at 6:36PM
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sandlapper_rose(Zone 8)

Sounds fine to me that if there is only one packet, you put it in a mixture of all different types.
Would it be too much trouble for you if that happens to give us a list of what seeds went into the mix so we might try to identify the seedlings when they come up? That would make it more fun (at least to me) than to have to wait until something fruits or flowers to guess what is it.
Can't wait to see what cocktails result!
Jeanne

    Bookmark   October 18, 2010 at 8:07PM
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dan_the_mailman

I think a "recipe" or list of "ingredients" for the cocktail is a great idea! Not every bag of seed mix will be the same, but a list of the possible seeds contained therein would really help the guessing game next summer, wouldn't it? Great idea!

    Bookmark   October 18, 2010 at 10:23PM
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micyrey

hello
I knowI sent a little of this and a little of that, I don't have many seeds left after moving and I'm TRYING TO CONSENTRATE OF JUST 8 OR 10 KINDS FOR NOW ooh crap sorry about the caps, I'm still trying to get used to typing on my phone. It' such a tenny tinny keyboard. I do want the coneflowers to go with coneflowers and columbines withe columbine coctail and so on but all the other odds and ends are for the miss mix.
Thanks
Michelle

    Bookmark   October 19, 2010 at 8:13PM
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smitties

My seed package is on the way. I am looking forward to seeing the results next year.

No frost here yet and there was another threat last night. Give me a little more time to get to some things before they meet their demise. I was going to harvest today but there are strong winds, AGAIN, and since they can gust up to 40 miles an hour, I won't bother. Would end up with my own cocktail mix all over the property.

Thanks again for hosting this great swap Dan. Margo

    Bookmark   October 20, 2010 at 1:25PM
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dan_the_mailman

With the addition of Margo's and Jennifer's seeds, which I received today, our list of seed gatherers now includes...
Dan
Connie
Shanta
Faye
Alicia
Jeanne
Michelle
Jennifer
Margo

and we're still waiting for seeds to arrive from...
booboobolhuis/Jennifer
beth_b_kodiak/Beth
lindaruzicka/Linda
Diene
wishnforspring/Lisa
ramazz/Becky
Amy_kakes
moonphase
mollyandme/Margaret

If I haven't heard from these people by the 1st of November, I'll send out a reminder e-mail. Don't forget! All seeds should be here by November 12th so I can spend the weekend sorting, mixing, and divvying up so I can get them back into the mail hopefully on the 15th.

If anyone else would like to join in on this swap, there's still plenty of time to do so! All it takes is an e-mail letting me know you'd like to join, and I'll reply with my address so you know where to send your seeds to.

HAVE YOURSELVES A GREAT WEEKEND!!!

-Dan & the Wee Beasties

    Bookmark   October 22, 2010 at 5:33PM
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beth_b_kodiak(zone 5a)

Thanks Dan, I'm working on this just sorta in slow motion.
Jack and I have both had some health issues and have returned to AZ.
Any word from Jennifer to anyone?? I'm beginning to worry about her.
BB

    Bookmark   October 23, 2010 at 11:51AM
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molly_and_me(9)

Hi, Dan

My seeds will go out on or before Oct. 28. Will e-mail you when they are sent.

Margaret

    Bookmark   October 23, 2010 at 1:51PM
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ramazz(8a VA)

I mailed my seeds today and you should get them on Friday (I hope).

Becky

    Bookmark   October 26, 2010 at 3:27PM
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dan_the_mailman

I received more seeds in tha last couple of days, which brings our list of people who've bellied up to the bar to...
Dan
Connie
Shanta
Faye
Alicia
Jeanne
Michelle
Jennifer
Margo
Becky
Elizabeth

HAVE A HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!
-Dan and Bump (Bump is watching me use the keyboard, laying on the desk right above it)

    Bookmark   October 30, 2010 at 5:57AM
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dan_the_mailman

Hello Everyone, and Welcome to the Home Stretch! It's November 1st, and that means those of you who are still wishing to send in your seeds need to do so within the next week so they'll be here by the 12th, which is a week from this coming Friday.
There's still time for newcomers to join in on the fun, just drop me an e-mail so I can send you my address.
Drink up people, it's almost time for last call! LOL!

Have a great day!
-Dan

    Bookmark   November 1, 2010 at 6:27AM
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molly_and_me(9)

Seeds were mailed tdoay.

Margaret

    Bookmark   November 2, 2010 at 7:44PM
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beth_b_kodiak(zone 5a)

Dan did my seeds arrive yet? I mailed them about a week ago.
Bethb

    Bookmark   November 2, 2010 at 9:03PM
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dan_the_mailman

We've got one more week to go, and then I'll start sorting all these seeds out on the evening of the 13th. Linda has sent me an e-mail saying that she won't be able to play with us after all due to some things happening on the homefront. With one week to go, here's a list of the people I've got envies full of seeds from so far...
Margo Smith
Elizabeth Berry
Jennifer Roberts
Margaret Couch
Becky Mazzarella
Jeanne Hertzog
Alicia Contic
Shanta Fillion
Faye Tilley
Michelle Reynalds
Connie Schlimm

Beth, I'm still crossing my fingers that your package will show up soon.

Have a good weekend everyone!
-Dan

    Bookmark   November 5, 2010 at 5:48PM
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beth_b_kodiak(zone 5a)

whooeee puzzle solved.
I must have used an address label with my "real name", Elizabeth on it.
Sorry for the confusion.
I've been a bit (a bit???? hummm) spaced out recently. I'll try to do better.
bb

    Bookmark   November 5, 2010 at 8:37PM
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dan_the_mailman

IS THERE ANYONE OUT THERE STILL SENDING SEEDS IN FOR THIS SWAP?
Unless I hear otherwise, I'll start sorting seeds Wednesday evening. It looks like it's gonna take awhile... which is fine by me! You all have gone over and beyond my expectations!!!

***applauding all the players***

    Bookmark   November 7, 2010 at 5:24PM
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diene(Z4ME)

Hello Dan;
I was planning on sending you some seeds but I really was not wanting anything back so you can start sorting any time you want. I hope to get some stuff out to you tomorrow but do not wait on me.
diene

    Bookmark   November 7, 2010 at 7:29PM
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dan_the_mailman

Diene, it's looking like I won't be able to finish sorting the seeds until Saturday or Sunday, which should give those seeds plenty of time to arrive. Are you sure you don't want any seeds back?
-Dan

    Bookmark   November 11, 2010 at 12:39AM
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dan_the_mailman

It's Friday! And that means that tomorrow, after work, I'll begin mixing those seed cocktails! How cool is that?
-Dan

    Bookmark   November 12, 2010 at 7:44PM
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dan_the_mailman

...beginning to take inventory before I start mixing drinks...

    Bookmark   November 13, 2010 at 3:08PM
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dan_the_mailman

now that taking inventory is done, I really do need a drink! lol!
Everyone sent in a great selection of seeds, but the Humanitarian Award definitely goes to Michelle Reynolds. She sent in a HUGE amount of seeds and only asked for certain ones back. Not only will I be using about half of her seeds for the Big Mix, but Michelle also provided the matching seeds to go to a good number of people who were the only other ones to send in certain types. ***applauding you all***
The Top Three Types of Seeds were Marigolds, Cosmos, and Morning Glories.
The Big Mix Cocktail will include over 50 different types of seeds!!! And yes, I will be sending a "recipe" with the mix so you can at least try to guess what's growing in your gardens.

And on that note, I'm going to take a break for awhile. I've been at this for the past 4 hours. It's fun though, so it's all good! Don't you just love playing with seeds? Of course, having Stella's "help" did affect productivity just a bit...lol!

    Bookmark   November 13, 2010 at 7:44PM
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9 types of seeds to mix and re-distribute, but my eyes are fuzzy and I've got a belly-ache in my head for the past few hours, so I'll finish this up tomorrow night.

stay tuned...

    Bookmark   November 14, 2010 at 5:20PM
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OKAY! ALL the sorting is done, the recipe is printed, and all of the envelopes are sealed and ready to fly back home! YAYYYYYY! I'll be putting them into the mailstream later today once I've finished running my route.
For those of you who sent stamps, I put them on your envelopes. One or two of those might need some extra postage, and those will arrive home with a little postage due.
Two of you sent money, so I'll be going to the window with those and sending them on their way.
All in all, it's been a lot of fun, and I'd like to thank EVERYONE for their contributions! We went into this as newbies, having never done this type of swap before, but we all came through it okay and will be looking for some great surprises in our gardens next year.
If any of you have questions, please feel free to let me know.
Please post here when your package arrives, okay? Thank you!
HAVE A GREAT DAY!
-Dan

    Bookmark   November 16, 2010 at 7:01AM
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beth_b_kodiak(zone 5a)

Whhhoohoooohoooo!!!! I got seeds today!!!!!
Thanks Dan and all the traders.
This has been like Christmas and I just love the list for the mystery mix. WoW will that be full of surprises.
Thanks Dan for hosting and all your hard work. Now just kick back with a brownie and a drink.
BB

    Bookmark   November 18, 2010 at 4:05PM
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YAYYY, the first package of seeds made it to it's forever home! Thanks for posting Beth! I do appreciate it!
-Dan

Margo Smith
Elizabeth Berry - received
Jennifer Roberts
Margaret Couch
Becky Mazzarella
Jeanne Hertzog
Alicia Contic
Shanta Fillion
Faye Tilley
Michelle Reynalds
Connie Schlimm

    Bookmark   November 18, 2010 at 9:21PM
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smitties

Dan, my seeds arrived today. Wow, what a job you had and you did it great!!!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you. This is going to be fun when seeds start sprouting.

Margo

    Bookmark   November 18, 2010 at 10:31PM
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sandlapper_rose(Zone 8)

My seeds arrived today, Dan. Thank you for all your hard work in pulling this together. It was fun and very different. Wow, that was a long list seeds that went into the major cocktail! (I might need one of those - the type you drink - a bit later today. LOL)
Thanks again.
Jeanne

    Bookmark   November 19, 2010 at 6:41PM
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dan_the_mailman

it's time for a friday night update...
Margo Smith - received
Elizabeth Berry - received
Jennifer Roberts
Margaret Couch
Becky Mazzarella
Jeanne Hertzog - received
Alicia Contic
Shanta Fillion
Faye Tilley
Michelle Reynalds
Connie Schlimm
keep'em coming kids! every bartender likes to know that everyone made it home okay!

HAVE A GREAT PRE-THANKSGIVING WEEKEND!!!
-Dan

    Bookmark   November 19, 2010 at 7:01PM
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molly_and_me(9)

Thanks, Dan. I received my seeds.

It will be interesting to see what I have.

I may devote a whole new bed to the Big Cocktail Mix!

    Bookmark   November 19, 2010 at 7:51PM
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jensyen ( z7 MD )(7a)

Hi everyone,
I received my seeds and I am really happy with the exciting mixtures. I couldn't believe the huge list of flowers in the "Big Mix Cocktail"! I spent all last night looking them up and planning my new flower beds. (there was a bright full moon) Thanks to everyone for sharing! And a big thanks to Dan for hosting!
Jen

    Bookmark   November 20, 2010 at 1:58PM
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Margo Smith - received
Elizabeth Berry - received
Jennifer Roberts - received
Margaret Couch - received
Becky Mazzarella
Jeanne Hertzog - received
Alicia Contic
Shanta Fillion
Faye Tilley
Michelle Reynalds
Connie Schlimm

    Bookmark   November 21, 2010 at 2:35PM
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ramazz(8a VA)

I received mine yesterday. Sorry, I haven't been on the computer all weekend. Thanks, Dan, for a great swap. I am looking forward to seeing all the surprises.

Becky

    Bookmark   November 21, 2010 at 5:22PM
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Margo Smith - received
Elizabeth Berry - received
Jennifer Roberts - received
Margaret Couch - received
Becky Mazzarella - received
Jeanne Hertzog - received
Alicia Contic
Shanta Fillion
Faye Tilley
Michelle Reynalds
Connie Schlimm

    Bookmark   November 23, 2010 at 9:39PM
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lady_alicia Zone 5/6 PA(5)

Alicia Contic received! Thank you so much for all of the seeds, and I just love the Cocktail mix! Can't wait to see what all grows out of it.

Thanks again. Happy Thanksgiving to all!
Alicia

    Bookmark   November 24, 2010 at 12:41AM
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micyrey

hello
mine got here wile I was out of town, thanks bunches I love this kind of swap.
happy gardening
michelle

    Bookmark   November 24, 2010 at 5:37PM
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dan_the_mailman

yayyyyy, more seeds have found their home! that is great to know! here's our list, updated as of 11/24/10.
Margo Smith - received
Elizabeth Berry - received
Jennifer Roberts - received
Margaret Couch - received
Becky Mazzarella - received
Jeanne Hertzog - received
Alicia Contic - received
Shanta Fillion
Faye Tilley
Michelle Reynalds - received
Connie Schlimm

do you all realize that Christmas Eve is in 1 month, and New Year's Eve is just 5 weeks from Friday???

    Bookmark   November 24, 2010 at 6:25PM
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I just received an e-mail from Shanta letting me know that her seeds arrived safely, so now I'm just waiting to hear back from Faye and Connie. I've sent them both a note asking if they've received their seeds.
-Dan

    Bookmark   November 26, 2010 at 8:34PM
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Connie has received her seeds, so once Faye has let me know hers arrived safely, we'll close out another successful swap!
Happy Saturday Everyone!
-Dan

    Bookmark   November 27, 2010 at 10:39AM
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nottougly(Zone 7)

Hello,
I received my seeds also.
Thanks alot. I can't wait to see what grows.
Faye!

    Bookmark   November 27, 2010 at 1:03PM
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dan_the_mailman

...and with that, we'll call this bar closed. have fun planting everyone!

-Dan the Bartender

    Bookmark   November 27, 2010 at 3:28PM
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