NEW: 5th Annual Rare-Unusual-Named Variety Seed Exchange

julie_mn(z4 MN Henn)November 2, 2008

Hi there!

I would like to welcome you to the 5th Annual Rare/Unusual/Named Variety seed exchange!

This is an exchange for named variety, rare or unusual seeds whether they are annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs, trees- any kind of seed will do, hand collected- (that we all know may or may not actually come true to form when lovingly gathered from your own gardens) or commercial- as long as it meets the criteria of named variety, rare or unusual seed.

Every one is welcome to join! This is not just for "Newbies" or "Old Hands"- it is for anyone wishing to participate!

You can send as many seed packs as you like- but only 5 (or so) packs of each specific seed please. That way we can have a larger diversity of seeds to exchange, and a smaller chance of doubling up on the return envelopes.

You will receive back as many packs as you sent in- and there may be bonus packs as we do seem to have several generous folks who offer their abundant seeds with abandon by sending in more than they want back. Due to lack of my usual "Gardening Frenzy" this year, because of family health matters, I am unable to insure bonus packs for all from my own stash this year- but I will try to send you more back than sent in!

Just for clarification-

A named variety is a cultivar of a particular type of plant such as- Gaillardia FanfareÂ. Gaillardia is the name of the plant, and ÂFanfare is the variety. Another example would be - Black Eyed Susan - Rudbeckia hirta ÂPrairie SunÂ. Rudbeckia hirta is the Latin name of the plant- ÂPrairie Sun is the variety- Black Eyed Susan is the common name, hirta is not a variety name. The color of the plant is usually not the variety name.

I figure the general amount of seed in each packet should be close to 6-12 for large seeds, 24 or so for the usual size and a nice healthy pinch of the tiny seed. If you are feeling generous- go right ahead- and know that your seeds will be well appreciated! Generosity has itÂs own rewards!!

Understanding rare seed is just that- rare and hard to find- the amounts may vary than the suggestions listed above- but please try to send the amount of seed you would like to receive. We all like to feel as good about the giving as the receiving.

I would ask that if you send mostly veggies in- be prepared to receive mostly veggies back. Not every one is open to trading their flowers for vegetables. I cannot absorb 100Âs of veggie seed packets myself but I will do my best to be fair. Also, if there are seeds sent in that do not fit the requirement such as "yellow marigolds", (unknown) "Ornamental Grass" with no other name given, or "sweet" corn- I will need to return those to the sender. Somebody somewhere will LOVE those seeds- I have a few of those "no names" myself, to share and to grow, but as wonderful as they may be- they do not belong in this exchange.

If you are interested, please post below by November 23rd. I will send you an E-Mail through your GW Page- with info you may need- and where to send your seeds.

Individually packaged and labeled trade ready viable seeds should be sent in a sturdy bubble mailer with your GW name on the outside of it, to me by November 29th with:

1) Return postage equal to what it cost you to send, a return address label, and if you wish, postage to cover a confirmation slip upon returning to you.

2) A list of things you would like or are interested in or a copy of your want list from your trade page, what ever is easier, with your GW name on it -and a total number of seed packets sent in.

Please know- I will make every effort to find your wants if the seeds are available!

And- well- now that finding folks wants has been mentioned, I would like to ask you, if you can find the time or have the willingness to look through the others wish lists posted on their GW Page to see if you can fill someoneÂs wishes with your seed offerings, that would be most appreciated! It is going above and beyond- but I believe it is what makes this exchange so wonderful! It's not just the seeds them selves, it is the thought and caring put into selecting them, by so many who sign up.

It is also very much appreciated when you identify whom the packet of seeds should go to, without writing their name on the packet if at all possible. Placing multiple packets into separate baggies with the intended named on the outer bag- or taping packets to another small sheet of paper with the name on the paper- or paper slips inside the clear baggies- are all very effective ways to identify to whom the seeds should go to- without actually writing the name on the packet. I may miss an opportunity to give someone what you intended to give them or is wanted if they are not identified in this way- There are tons-o-seeds to go through and so little time ;-0

I ask that the intendedÂs name not be put directly on the packet in the event that I cannot send the seeds to the intended. If some one who sent in 20 packets asked for say Gaillardia Fanfare- and 10 people sent in packets for that person- I would not want to send them all 10 Gaillardia Fanfare packets back. I would want to send them 20+ different packets, one of them being Gaillardia Fanfare. This way- no one will think they have gotten seeds they shouldnÂt have- because they received a packet with someone elseÂs name written on it.

I hope to have all your new seeds back to you in January 2009, after the holiday rush. This will give me time to sort for everyone- and avoid the Holiday Mail rush!

If you have any questions at all- please let me know-

Thanks for looking, and hereÂs to a great swap!!

Julie

Julie_MN @ GardenWeb

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lisam627_ohio_z6(Z5 OH)

Hi Julie!

Please sign me up! This has always been one of the best swaps on GW and I believe I have participated in the last 4.
I was hoping I would see its return this year!

Thanks so much for coordinating this wonderful swap again!

Lisa

    Bookmark   November 2, 2008 at 8:42AM
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sheltieche

yeah! I've been waiting for this one too.
Last year was great fun , I am so happy that it returns back.
If anyone finds seeds on my list they interested, pls drop me a note or post here/ Julie, whatever you prefer/ and I will send seeds with your name on them.

    Bookmark   November 2, 2008 at 9:19AM
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poisondartfrog

Sign me up again please. This was a great swap last year!
Alana

    Bookmark   November 2, 2008 at 9:42AM
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Frances Coffill(7b)

Sign me up please! I have some seeds to share!

Frances

    Bookmark   November 2, 2008 at 10:43AM
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suecirish(6 SE MA)

This sounds like a terrific swap. Please sign me up too!
Sue

    Bookmark   November 2, 2008 at 12:22PM
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patty_b

I've been peeking in from time to time to make sure that I would not miss this one. So much fun...thanks Julie, you do a great job! Patty

    Bookmark   November 2, 2008 at 2:52PM
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drippy(7bAL)

You know I'm in, Julie! :) I have a lot of seeds to share, so I hope everyone gets wish lists updated. I'll update mine by next weekend. I'm good for anything, too, Julie - I probably won't be sending many vegetables, but receiving vegetables is ok with me. (or flowers, or grasses, or trees, or shrubs, or ...LOL)

    Bookmark   November 2, 2008 at 4:56PM
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rbrady(5/Eastern Ia)

Hi Julie!

Sign me up too! I agree that this is one of the best swaps to join. It was great fun last year.

Thanks for hosting again!

Rhonda

    Bookmark   November 2, 2008 at 4:57PM
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nuthatch_mo(Z-6 MO)

Sign me up again this year, have been checking in so I would not miss it.
thanks,
Nancy

    Bookmark   November 2, 2008 at 5:22PM
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naturenut_ohio(z6Ohio)

Oh good, I have been checking in from time to time to make sure I dont miss this one.. Last years was just wonderful so for sure, count me in.. :~)

    Bookmark   November 2, 2008 at 7:21PM
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esiuol(z5/6-PA)

Julie,
Count me in.
This was such fun last year!
Louise

    Bookmark   November 2, 2008 at 8:03PM
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remy_gw

Hi Julie,
You know I'm in for this one too. : )

You all know I'll be sending unusual flowers, but does everyone want unusual tomatoes to try again? Oh I see Drippy does! And echoing what she said, please update your wish lists.
Remy

    Bookmark   November 2, 2008 at 8:48PM
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leftwood(z4a MN)

Likewise. Count me in!

I like the unusual tomatoes, too.

Julie, count me in again for helping distribute seeds. I have to say, when seed donations came in, already with their intended recipients, the sorting went a WHOLE lot faster. And the seed "trading" becomes a bit more personal that way, too. It's a very good thing.

Rick

    Bookmark   November 2, 2008 at 9:39PM
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sheltieche

Would love some tomatoes too, specially paste ones or salad ones, not cherry.
Rick
got some lily seeds from you last year, that was great! Am hoping you made some more crossess, it takes a while to get them going but every year I have new ones starting to bloom- beauty!
My list is updated and I hope people would be able to find some things from it as it needs to go to good homes ;)

    Bookmark   November 2, 2008 at 9:58PM
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flwrs4ever

HI, I would like to join this swap ! Ill start looking at the want lists..and packing up some seeds !

Kym

    Bookmark   November 2, 2008 at 10:00PM
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julie_mn(z4 MN Henn)

Hi there and welcome!

It is so good to see so many familiar folks singing up again to join in the fun! It is always nice to have some new folks joining in as well!

I already read that there are a few newer gardens with plenty of space to fill... That is always good to hear- at least for us that have more seeds than room to plant!

Thanks Rick for offering to help sort again!! Last year, we had plenty of prearranged trades going on within this swap- it was very fun for all- and especially for us sorters (I ask a few local garden buds who sign up to come on over to help sort)- because all of the packets that came through for certain folks were clearly identified by the sender and were easily distributed to the intended.
There were still plenty of "for general swapping" seeds without an 'intended' noted, sent in to make for many pleasant surprises as well!

Here's to a great exchange- with many pleasant surprises!

Julie

    Bookmark   November 3, 2008 at 5:57AM
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atravers(zone 5)

Hi Julie.
Count me in for sure. Ditto re: one of THE best swaps on GW. Will update my trade list shortly. Looking forward to it!
Ann

    Bookmark   November 3, 2008 at 6:27AM
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sandysgardens

Julie
Count me in again! So glad that your're hosting the swap again this year. It is one of the best swaps! Like last year, I too can stop by to help with sorting, stuffing, etc.. It was/is a fun way to spend a winter day - getting together with you and some of our MN gardening friends to stuff everyone's return evnies with seed treasures.

Remy - Unusual tomatoes sounds good. I beleive I received some last year from you too.

Now off to start looking at want lists!

Sandy

    Bookmark   November 3, 2008 at 9:11AM
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lisam627_ohio_z6(Z5 OH)

Remy...I'm in for the unusual tomatoes : ) as well as flowers! Thanks! - Lisa

    Bookmark   November 3, 2008 at 10:50AM
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threeshyacres

Good Afternoon,

I would love to participate in your swap again. Thanks for E-mailing me.

Let me know the particulars...

Jodi B.
"ThreeShyAcres"

    Bookmark   November 3, 2008 at 12:38PM
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vikingkirken(6b)

Julie,

This sounds like fun, sign me up!

I'm a new seed trading "addict", so I don't have a lot to offer right now... but I'll send what I have! My "wants" list is pretty specific, but I'd LOVE to get veggies in return if my list seeds aren't available. Only, please no tomatoes other than the few on my "want" list, generous traders have already sent me so many varieties that I don't know WHERE I will put them all =) lol! I have a sunny kitchen garden, but most of my yard is shady... if I planted all my tomatoes, I would just have a tomato garden instead of a veggie garden back there!

Lori

    Bookmark   November 3, 2008 at 2:32PM
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ejmoore510(7)

Julie,
Please sign me up. I'm new to this one but have been swapping with the MNF's & IE's and think I will have a variety that others will enjoy. I'll have my want list updated by the end of the week. Won't this be a wonderful way to get ready for spring!

Thanks,
Joan

    Bookmark   November 3, 2008 at 2:47PM
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Melinda Hagen

I did this one few years back. Will try it again. Thanks, Melinda

    Bookmark   November 3, 2008 at 5:36PM
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tammymn(Z4MN)

HI Julie,
Count me in for the swap. I will take some time and hopefully can match some of my seed harvest to what people are wanting. Also count me in on a day or two of sorting to. TammyMN

    Bookmark   November 3, 2008 at 9:30PM
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northforker

Thanks for doing this swap again Julie! I have been getting seeds ready, anticipating that this one was coming! Fun!

Nancy

    Bookmark   November 3, 2008 at 9:53PM
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tammymn(Z4MN)

So far I found 7 gardners that I was able to find seeds off there wants list-Lisa627, Lindalana, Flwrss4ever, Remy, Esiud, Naturenut, and Rbrady. If anyone sees anything off my lists send me an email. TammyMN

    Bookmark   November 3, 2008 at 11:56PM
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julie_mn(z4 MN Henn)

This is lookin' good folks! Two days out and 23 folks signed up! And more sorters willing to come back and help sort! YEAH!
It is great to hear so many folks surfin' the GW Pages checking out the wants of others! So many folks bringing joy to each other! It is a beautiful world!
Now- with that thought in mind- it's time for me to get out there and vote-
Julie

    Bookmark   November 4, 2008 at 6:52AM
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peaches20(6 PA)

Hi,

I would like to join in the fun. Please sign me up.

Peaches

    Bookmark   November 4, 2008 at 9:42AM
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mnwsgal 4 MN(4)

Hey, Julie, please sign me up and count on me to help sort as needed.

My trade lists are not updated. Will do that and look through others' lists tomorrow when it rains. Got leaves to pick up today.

    Bookmark   November 4, 2008 at 5:26PM
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remy_gw

Hi All,
We've got a great group so far! I'm glad to see quite a few of you want tomatoes. I've quite a few rare/unusual ones this year. I really should try to expand my wish list. Where did I put that new T&M catalog? lol.
Remy

    Bookmark   November 4, 2008 at 6:23PM
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ramazz(8a VA)

Julie, I don't know how many rare and unusual seeds I have this year, but I would like to join in the fun. I didn't see this in your description of the swap - should these all be 2008 seeds?

Becky
ramazz

    Bookmark   November 5, 2008 at 1:57PM
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minnesuing(5 MI)

hi julie,

I would like to join in. I loved this swap last year. thanks for doing it again.

karin
minnesuing

    Bookmark   November 5, 2008 at 2:34PM
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mommyto2(NC7)

HI!!!
I would love to join in this swap. It is my first time with this swap but I'm already looking forward to it :)

Monica

    Bookmark   November 5, 2008 at 2:40PM
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shadyside(z6WV)

Hi Julie--I'd love to join--please send me the info...thanks--Susan

    Bookmark   November 5, 2008 at 5:49PM
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julie_mn(z4 MN Henn)

Hi there-
Welcome aboard!
Remy- Your tomatoes are always a favorite!! There are so many I have never heard of! I have started a few of your tomato packets over the years, and some of the seedling plants have made it around the neighborhood- I get many favorable reports from happy neighbors. Thanks for sharing them once again.
Hey there Becky- ya know- I am of the mind that while fresh is best when your talkin' seedy stuffs- I think that if you trust/know your seed to be viable- well ripened and dry- well stored- not one that germination rates decrease to almost nil after one year or after drying out completely, I think a bit older seed will be fine as well. We probably don't want to talk ancient history here- but I trust that we all will consider only giving what we would like to receive.
I know I would rather have a chance at starting a favored plant- than to not be given a chance because it is still viable seed from 07. I hope that is a comfortable answer for you all.
I had better get busier cleaning and stuffin' little seed envelopes as this looks like this will be a great turn out!

Julie

    Bookmark   November 6, 2008 at 9:03PM
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colcol(5a)

Hello. I have a Q, (not posting to join the swap)
Where does one learn which plants are rare & unusual? I have garden space eager for next season & would like to plant something that isn't common common that I can share seeds from. (have both flower and vege garden area)

    Bookmark   November 7, 2008 at 12:10PM
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poisondartfrog

I don't plan on sending any veggies, but Remy's tomatoes would be welcome.
Does anyone want ornamental/edible peppers? I have a couple of trades each of Medusa, Lemon Drop, Holiday Cheer and Pimente cambuci if anyone wants them.
Alana

    Bookmark   November 7, 2008 at 3:35PM
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Melinda Hagen

I would love to have ornamental peppers! I love to grow them. I do have medusa though, but not the others you have listed. I like many of those kinds of things. I am also having a time deciding what is rare enough for this swap. Have a bunch I know that are ordered, but not sure if they will be here in time! I am hoping ! Melinda

    Bookmark   November 7, 2008 at 6:56PM
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sheltieche

Colcol, I do not think there is simple explanation how to learn what is rare and uncommon. It is all in the eye of beholder.
If you are thinking of joining this swap and worry that you do not have enough " uncommon" seeds, am sure Julie will disabuse you of this notion. There is always surplus of what seasoned veterans of Winter sowing send so you will get started in no time. Please, join us!

    Bookmark   November 7, 2008 at 7:59PM
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sandysgardens

This sure does look like it's going to be a GREAT swap.

Alana - I wouldn't mind you putting my name on a packet of Holiday Cheer and Pimente Cambuci if still available. Ornamental pepper plants are fun to tuck in here and there around the garden and in amongst flower plants in containers.

Remy - Your tomato list is fabulous! I wouldn't mind trying any of the following - Polish Pastel, Monkey's A$$, Brad's Black Heart, Germaid Red, Red Penna or Depp's Pink Firefly, or any that you recommend.

Sandy

    Bookmark   November 8, 2008 at 1:11PM
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poisondartfrog

Melinda and Sandy, I will mark the peppers you mentioned for you.
I'm going to update my wish list this weekend. I have been reviewing everyone elses lists-you guys are giving me ideas!

    Bookmark   November 8, 2008 at 2:14PM
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julie_mn(z4 MN Henn)

Hey there Colcol-
I agree with LindaLana- go with what pleases you- I know I find I am attracted to different plants- things I have not seen or tried before- and sometimes find that they are rare- So I guess by lookin' around in gardens- photos- catalogs and by doing web searches you will find (way too) many plants that will tickle your fancy!
You may really want to consider signing up for this exchange- every one here is looking to send in their treasures to share- and enjoying the treasures returned to them!
I might suggest that you do like I do and look online or at garden centers and buy a few seed packets now, that you really want to try for yourself next year- and hope or find out in advance, that there will be enough seed in those purchased packets to supply you with a few for you- and a few to share. Pack up the extras and send them in to this swap. You will at least double your initial investment of seeds and plants(and enjoyment) for the price of postage to and from this swap. Next year- you will be able to harvest those seeds and buy a couple more- and share them on again!
I really couldn't think of a better way to start or expand your gardens than joining in an exchange like this here in GardenWeb.

    Bookmark   November 8, 2008 at 5:10PM
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sandlapper_rose(Zone 8)

I would like to join in as well.
Jeanne

    Bookmark   November 8, 2008 at 9:04PM
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kristlindgren(4 WI)

I would like to join also. Please let me know the details. I have lots of seeds to share.

Kris

    Bookmark   November 9, 2008 at 1:59PM
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stevenwayne(6 sw)

sign me up this sounds so cool

    Bookmark   November 10, 2008 at 1:53PM
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gee_oh_nyc(6b/7a)

OK, I've finally harvested enough or found enough to feel like I might be able to contribute something to this trade.
I would like to join too. Anything "in quotes" on my trade list is fair game.
Looking forward to it.
George

    Bookmark   November 10, 2008 at 11:55PM
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drippy(7bAL)

To my fellow swappers - I had to post this on the last swap I was in, too:

Earlier in the season, when I was sorting & packing seeds from my garden, I labeled the first one of each variety "mine", and subsequent ones "trade". If you receive a pack of seeds from me in this swap marked "trade" (I have tried to eliminate all those markings), it is seed that came from my garden, not that I received in trade. I am choosing to only send commercial seeds or seeds from my garden, as I haven't kept good enough records of the germination success of trade seeds (although I'd bet over 90% have been fine).

    Bookmark   November 11, 2008 at 7:51PM
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gardendee(8b- FL)

I am a newbie and this is my first time with round robin. It sounds like fun so I'm in.
Please let me know where to send the seeds.
Thanks.

Dee

    Bookmark   November 11, 2008 at 10:12PM
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colcol(5a)

Julie MN,
Thank you very much for the excellent suggestion!!! In playing around on the WWW -- www.seedman.com has a 50% off Thanksgiving sale! Oh what fun!!!
I plan to participate in next yrs swap.
:)

    Bookmark   November 12, 2008 at 12:25PM
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julie_mn(z4 MN Henn)

Oh MY! Thanks Colcol for the heads up!
As I remember, Seedsman's sales are really great!! I have overdone it once or twice there myself in the past.... I think I will have to try to behave better this time around.
I wonder how fast they send out their seeds these days... Pretty quick I hope! I would like to share some from that sale I can tell already!
We are at the half way point for sign ups- with 34 folks signed up- It sure looks like this will be a great swap!!
If you are sittin' on the fence thinking about signing up- come on- don't be shy- join in on the fun!

    Bookmark   November 13, 2008 at 7:38PM
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jaynine

Hi,
Remy suggested I stop in; please sign me up. Looks like a good time. Thanks, Remy!
Janine

ps i have around 30 items from the very first 'looking for' list i looked at! this is great!

    Bookmark   November 13, 2008 at 11:15PM
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remy_gw

Janine,
I'm glad you stopped by!

Sandy,
I'll get a bunch of tomatoes together for you : )
Remy

    Bookmark   November 14, 2008 at 6:41PM
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vikingkirken(6b)

Julie,

I have some (named) varieties that aren't particularly rare, but I see on people's "want" lists... can I include them, with a note for who to give them to?

Lori

    Bookmark   November 15, 2008 at 8:26PM
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momcat(5)

Please include me, too.

Thanks,
Deb

    Bookmark   November 16, 2008 at 9:58AM
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roflol(Z6 MO)

Heya, Julie! Enjoyed this swap very much last year. I sent a GWeb message asking if my little collection of 15 packets total could be included - please let me know if you didn't receive?

Lori - unless things have changed, your seeds can be from rare *or* unusual *or* named varieties; I don't think they have to be all three simultaneously. That's been my interpretation of the instructions anyway. :]

Terri

    Bookmark   November 16, 2008 at 11:25AM
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shadyside(z6WV)

Hi Julie--my seeds will be mailed Monday, November 17th. Thanks--Susan

    Bookmark   November 16, 2008 at 3:52PM
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jaynine

Hi,
Can I have mailing info, please?? Thanks.
Janine

    Bookmark   November 16, 2008 at 5:15PM
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sguanzon(z9 AZ)

Hi Julie, I'd like to join too. I've been in on this one in the past and really enjoyed it.

Sue G.

    Bookmark   November 16, 2008 at 6:11PM
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jeanne

I don't venture over to the Round Robin forum very often but I just saw this and would love to sign up! Please send me details, and thanks so much for hosting, Julie!

Jeanne

    Bookmark   November 16, 2008 at 8:54PM
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vikingkirken(6b)

Julie,

My seeds are in the mail!

Thanks,
Lori

    Bookmark   November 16, 2008 at 11:17PM
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julie_mn(z4 MN Henn)

WOW- What a difference a weekend can make!
We have some new and past participants signed up- Welcome to you all! AND- seeds on their way!! WHEW!
I do hope I have gotten everyone the welcome letter with way too much information and my addy on it- I have been trying to send it out as soon as I am able- Please let me know if you are still in need of any information.
Lori- Terri was correct in her interpretation of this swap- or is the key word- that word opens it up to more players- and more seeds!
Also Lori- When sending seeds in for specific folks- a note is better than nothing! A note means the sorter will have to "dive" into the pile of your seeds sent in for every packet written on that note. However- if you tape or staple or place into baggies each individuals packets of seeds- they come presorted from you and can be easily and quickly sorted into the intendeds return envelope!
Thanks so much all of you who have joined up and are busy looking for treasures to send in- and to send to one another! You guys make this swap so good!!

    Bookmark   November 17, 2008 at 7:55AM
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atravers(zone 5)

Hi.
Slow in posting a quick list of things I'm looking for. Haven't updated my trade list and am really behind with things being pretty busy still. Was hoping things would settle down by now but they're not.

Will check people's exchange pages over the next week to include some seeds I have for those that match up.

Some seeds I'll be packaging up for this exchange:
Asarina 'Mystic Rose'
Purple Majesty Millet
Yellow Tithonia (see November 3rd posting on link below)
Mina lobata 'Spanish Flame Vine' (see right hand side bar on link below)
Salvia coccinea 'Texas Hummingbird Sage'
Salvia farinacea 'Victoria Blue'
Salvia coccinea 'Snow Nymph'
Stokesia laevis (see right hand side bar on link below)
Echinacea 'Kim's Mophead'
Lobelia siphilitica 'Great Blue Lobelia'
Platycodon 'Hakone White' (see bottom of page on link below)
Capsicum 'Twilight'

Here's a short list of seeds I'm looking for:
Nasturtium - variegated leaf varieties (e.g., 'Jewel of Africa')
Nepeta 'Blue Moon'
Nigella - 'White Bride's Veil' and blue or purple varieties (e.g., 'Miss Jekyll', 'Moody Blues', 'Oxford Blue', 'Curosity')
Ornamental Grass Millium effusus 'Aureum' (golden yellow millet grass)
Ornamental Millet 'Jester'
Ornamental peppers 'Medusa', 'Chilly Chili', 'Explosive Ember', 'Shu' or other variegated leaf varieties
Poppy (rhoeas) 'Cedric Morris', 'Angel's Choir', 'Picotee Mixed'
Zinnia 'Profusion'

Thanks and looking forward to this great exchange again!
Ann

    Bookmark   November 17, 2008 at 9:27AM
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roflol(Z6 MO)

Seeds were sent on their way about an hour ago. Hope they are found to be useful :]

Terri ;]

    Bookmark   November 17, 2008 at 3:29PM
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julie_mn(z4 MN Henn)

The first seeds have arrived- Peaches 20- Your envelope has arrived safely! Lori and Terri- I will be on the lookout ;*)
We have 5 more days left to sign up- and more time to gather and sort and send in your seeds-
I have been packing and sorting and am still cleaning some seeds- and even hoping to gather a few of the late bloomers as they ripen- and waiting for a few purchased seeds to arrive yet- I hope they send them in a hurry!

Julie

    Bookmark   November 18, 2008 at 8:04AM
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vikingkirken(6b)

Julie,

Sorry, I was unclear... by "note" I meant someone's name on a scrap of paper taped to the seed envelope =) I tried to do that for single ones, or put several in a baggie with a slip of paper, wherever I could. Trying to make your life easier!

I wasn't sure how many packs people usually send for this... I stopped at 30 total (including some multiples), just burnt out on making envelopes and packing seeds! I hope that is a reasonable number--not too much(?) I am doing two other swaps as well, I DO have a way of jumping in with both feet on my newest obsessions, and overdoing it........... =)

Lori

    Bookmark   November 18, 2008 at 10:24AM
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patty_b

Julie, My seeds were mailed yesterday....also look for an email from me. Thanks, Patty

    Bookmark   November 18, 2008 at 12:06PM
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minnesuing(5 MI)

hi julie,

i mailed my seeds today. i just have too much stuff to do before we leave for thanksgiving. hope they arrive safely.

karin

    Bookmark   November 18, 2008 at 1:15PM
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kristlindgren(4 WI)

My seeds are going out tomorrow. Thank you for holding this wonderful swap.

Kris

    Bookmark   November 18, 2008 at 1:26PM
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ejmoore510(7)

I need the mailing info when you get time please.

Thanks,

Joan

    Bookmark   November 18, 2008 at 3:14PM
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drippy(7bAL)

Hi, Julie - my seeds will be on their way tomorrow - couldn't fit them all in a mailer, so the mailer's in a box. I am sending it priority mail, so hopefully you will have it by the weekend.

Thanks for doing this AGAIN! (Are you saying "What was I thinking?" yet?):)

    Bookmark   November 18, 2008 at 8:04PM
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suecirish(6 SE MA)

Julie, I mailed out my seeds today. They are on the way!
Sue

    Bookmark   November 20, 2008 at 3:11PM
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maria(z6/KS)

Hi Julie,

Hope it's not too late to sign up for this swap. PLMK. Thanks.

Maria

    Bookmark   November 20, 2008 at 3:18PM
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sandlapper_rose(Zone 8)

Hi, Julie -
I signed up about 2 weeks ago but haven't gotten any instructions... that got me a bit worried to see that some people have already mailed out their seeds!
Will be waiting to hear from you.
Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving,
Jeanne

    Bookmark   November 20, 2008 at 5:20PM
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julie_mn(z4 MN Henn)

Hi there-

Maria- nope- it's not too late at all- Welcome, glad you could join in the fun!

Joan and Jeanne- So sorry for the delay- I show I sent letters through your GW pages already- I will send another this evening through your GW pages- Let me know if it does not arrive. I have had a couple of notes sent to me from this exchange end up in my "spam" filter- I am glad I thought to peek in there every once in a while.

Every one who has signed up above should have gotten a letter with my address- if not- please let me know and I will send another and keep tryin' till you receive one!

I have received more envelopes! Patty_B - Frances and Terri, your seeds have all arrived safely!
Looks like I will have to get my trusty laundry basket converted to a file cabinet up and ready for seedy pleasures again!

Say Patty, I did not see a recent e-mail from you as you had mentioned above- care to send again please?

Drippy- Say what?? A box?!?!? He he he.... Rumor has it- it won't be the only 'too many seeds for an envelope' box to arrive here! Thanks for the heads up!

Julie

    Bookmark   November 20, 2008 at 7:23PM
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sandlapper_rose(Zone 8)

I got the e-mail from you this time - second time's the charm! Thanks. I won't be sending many packets of seeds because I am in the middle of a seed swap that I am hosting. (Right now I am amazed that some of you special gardeners actually host a major seed swap a second time!)
...but what can I say, I wanted to play, too!
Happy Thanksgiving and I will get my seeds mailed out ASAP.
Jeanne

    Bookmark   November 20, 2008 at 7:34PM
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patty_b

Julie, Resent the email this morning. Thanks for letting me know seeds arrived safely. Happy Thanksgiving, Patty

    Bookmark   November 21, 2008 at 6:30AM
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jaynine

small box mailed today!

    Bookmark   November 21, 2008 at 6:33PM
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flwrs4ever

I just wanted to say I am working on the seeds, and will get them out soon...wanted to wish everyone a ....

" Happy Thanksgiving"

    Bookmark   November 21, 2008 at 7:00PM
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nuthatch_mo(Z-6 MO)

Julie,
I sent out my packet today. Hope it arrives soon.
Nancy

    Bookmark   November 21, 2008 at 7:22PM
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julie_mn(z4 MN Henn)

Hi there!
More SEEDS have arrived! Minnesuing- Vikingkirken- Kristlingren- GardenDee - and Drippy's rather LARGE box have all arrived!! Good thing they came on Friday- It may take all weekend to get them sorted!!
I know what I will be stayin' up late doing!!
HE he he he....
Julie

    Bookmark   November 21, 2008 at 7:39PM
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gee_oh_nyc(6b/7a)

Hi Julie,
Sending out my seeds to you. Thanks for all the hard work on what looks to be an exciting trade.
Peace
George

    Bookmark   November 22, 2008 at 12:29AM
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ejmoore510(7)

Julie,
Sorry to be a pain, but could you resend the email with your addy? I still didn't receive. :(

Thanks,
Joan

    Bookmark   November 22, 2008 at 12:26PM
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julie_mn(z4 MN Henn)

Hi there-
No worries Joan, I have sent it again ;*)- I am sending through your GW page- I do hope that is the right address?!? Have you checked your spam filter? Will it allow you to receive mail through GW? If you do not receive it this time I suggest you send an email to me through my GW page and I will reply back to you. Your email should accept a reply back from itself.... Sorry this info is not getting to you!

I have received another envelope from Shadyside today!

I have been a bit busy with seeds this morning... Probably will be an all day thing... I guess the chores will have to wait a bit (longer)!!

We have a little something for everyone already- you guys are doing a great job with finding treasures for each other!

Later-
Julie

    Bookmark   November 22, 2008 at 2:55PM
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chellflower(8b)

I would love to join in o this swap..it sounds like lots of fun!

Chellflower

    Bookmark   November 22, 2008 at 4:20PM
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julie_mn(z4 MN Henn)

Welcome ChellFlower!
I will send you the info right away!
Anyone else thinking about joining in the fun? Please post soon! Tomorrow is the last day to sign up.

    Bookmark   November 22, 2008 at 5:23PM
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tammymn(Z4MN)

If anyone would like Malibur Spinich its from Parks Seeds send me an email or Julie and I will make sure I mark some for you. Anyone who see my pot with 10 foot stakes and they trellis right up and then I train it to go back down. ITs very tasty and also has deep pink vine and also will flowe tiny pink buds. Its also great it my vegtable lasagna. Its very cool and usually Park Seed sells out. I put 4 or 5 plants in a pot and its like Jacck in the Bean Stalk. TammyMN

    Bookmark   November 23, 2008 at 1:48AM
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poisondartfrog

I mailed my seeds this morning. Have a great day,
Alana

    Bookmark   November 24, 2008 at 6:34AM
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julie_mn(z4 MN Henn)

Hi there-

Signing up for this years RUNV exchange is now closed- Please look in this forum about the same time next year for this exchange if you are interested in participating.

For those of you already signed up- Please use the UPDATE thread for further postings-

Thanks!

Julie

    Bookmark   November 24, 2008 at 7:07AM
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