Post here when you receive cards, and to play games ...
THANKS to all the ELVES for making this a magical Holiday !!
Lisa, those are some beautiful Labs!!
Thank you Linda, I think so!
Kym, How is your baby doing?? I have been foloowing the thread,Just haven't posted much.
Lisa, I got your message this morning, you sent to my OLD email account, I dont use that one much ! I sent a reply..
As for Princess...she seems to be out of pain ! I have to keep her on bedrest another 4 weeks. She has a bit of movement in her legs..BUT her backend wobbles, and she cant hold herself up at all on the tile floors. I still (per vet orders) must carry her and complete bedrest.
I am so thankful she isnt yelping in pain anymore..it was just heart wrenching !! I would love to report in 4 weeks that she is walking well, but if she is the same as today Ill be thankful that she isnt in pain :)))
I have been busy recording the MANY emails that have been flooding in the past two days, MUCH MUCH thanks to you ALL for being SOOO giving !!
**********PLEASE READ *****************
Momstars address should be 2360 ...I have 23, PLEASE If your mailing to her, check the address !!!!!!!
Thinking of you Princess!!!! One day at at a time!!!!!
Kym, thank you again for being the very best Santa!
After emailing Kym and clearing this with her I would like to add a new person to the group of people to send holiday wishes to if you find that you can help.
This is Tod's posting on the seed exchange conversation side.
On Monday November 9 2010 my seed entire seed inventory was lost to a fire in my office / potting shed.
It is a personal tragedy for me, some of these seeds I have been propagating for over 20 years.
If we hade pre arranged trades scheduled and I haven't contacted you yet I am doing my best.
Trading seeds on the Garden Web is just about as much fun as growing the plants and hopefully I will be able to do it again sometime in the future.
several people have offered to help him already so he posted his address here.
seeds to seeds gardens
23400 Thomes Ave.
This man has sent hundreds and hundreds of sasbes loaded with seeds over the past few years. He has shared all that he had to share and could really use some help to replenish his stock. I myself am not a big veggie grower but do have a few of his seeds. He is looking for any veggies but here is a list of some that he has sent out in the past.
TO - 001 Beefsteak
TO - 002 Pink Brandywine
TO - 006 Principe Borghese
TO - 007 Yellow Brandywine
TO - 013 Ox heart
TO - 014 Silvery Fir Tree
TO - 015 Red Zebra
TO - 016 Green Zebra (green/yellow)
TO - 017 Green Giant
TO - 018 Aunt Ruby's German Green
TO - 021 Manyel
TO - 023 Garden Peach (fuzzy)
TO - 024 Pineapple (yellow/orange)
TO - 028 Old Ivory Egg
TO - 030 Black From Tula
TO - 031 Japanese Black Trifle
TO - 032 Nyagous
TO - 037 Matt's Wild Cherry
TO - 039 Golden Jubilee
TO - 041 Tigrovy
TO - 042 Australian Heart
TO - 056 Yoder's German Yellow
TO - 060 Aunt Ruby's German Grape
TO - 063 Black Zebra (black/brown)
TO - 067 Elberta Peach
TO - 069 Apielson Orange
TO - 070 Mashenka Pink
TO - 079 Burgundy Traveler
TO - 087 Thai Pink Egg
TO - 089 Stripped Roman
TO - 090 Hess
TO - 092 Super Snow White
TO - 093 Persimmon
CA - 01 Jenny Lind
CA - 02 Canoe Creek Colossal
CA - 03 Keeper
CA - 05 Amish
CA - 06 Honey Rock
CA - 07 Ananas
CA - 08 Collective Farm Woman
CA - 09 Swan Lake
CA - 11 Little Sweetie
CA - 12 Minnesota Midget
MU - 01 Painted / Santa Clause
MU - 02 Golden Beauty Casaba
MU - 03 Crenshaw
MU - 04 Tigger
MU - 05 Golden Gopher
MU - 06 Honeydew - Orange Flesh
MU - 07 Honeydew - Tam Dew
MU - 08 Noir Des Carmes
MU - 09 Piel Del Sapo
MU - 10 Tenderal Verde Tardif
MU - 11 Haogen
MU - 12 Charentas
MU - 14 Gallia
MU - 15 Mayon
ME - 01 Kazackha
ME - 02 Juan Canary
ME - 03 Korean Melon
ME - 06 Navajo
ME - 07 Pridnestrovskya
ME - 10 Titovka
ME - 12 Zolotistaya
ME - 13 Israeli
ME - 14 Plum Granny
ME - 16 Paradise
ME - 17 Asian Melon
WA - 01 Cream Of Saskatchewan
WA - 02 Georgia Rattlesnake
WA - 03 Crimson Sweet
WA - 05 Moon And Stars (red)
WA - 06 Orangeglo
WA - 07 Royal Golden
WA - 08 Tender sweet Orange
WA - 10 Sweet Siberian
WA - 11 Yellow Crimson
WA - 12 Jubilee
WA - 13 Moon And Stars (yellow)
SQS - 06 La Estella
SQS - 07 Orange Magic
SQS - 09 Round Zucchini
SQS - 12 Golden Zucchini
SQW - 01 Acorn
SQW - 02 Golden Hubbard
SQW - 03 Kobocha
SQW - 05 White Acorn Squash
SQW - 06 Ukrainian Sweet Potato
SQW - 07 Delicata
SQW - 12 Butternut
PE - 08 Anaheim
CU - 02 Stripped Armenian
CU - 04 Lemon
CU - 05 Tortarelo
OK - 01 Clemson Spineless
OK - 02 Red Burgundy
AR - 01 Green Globe
KI - 01 Kiwi
KO - 01 Kohlrabi
BE - 01 Black eye
at the time he was looking for:
Garlic...any (Especially Elephant)
Lettuce..any head lettuce
Melons...anything that is not on my list.
Okra ..anything but Clemson Spineless Or Burgandy
Peas..any pole type...no bush type please
Peppers...any, sweet or hot
Radishes... any mild type
Squash...any summer type
Squash...acorn, Butternut, Spaghetti
Tomatoes...anything not on my list
Watermelon...anything not on my list
Hardy Kiwi Seeds.
If you were going to send me a card and can't do another,please send the card to him!
Lisa, I will certainly send him a card and seeds! I rec'd many nice seeds from him!
Lisa, I added him to my list too. I've never received any seeds from him, but I can't imagine what it would be like to lose ALL my gardening stuff to a fire.Just awful! He sounds like such a nice man too.
Hello All - Been out for a while... Had my mom come here by bus and stay with us for a bit and then took a road trip to North Carolina for my sisters wedding. It was nice to be with my mom and sister after 7 years. So needles to say, I am now just getting back into the swing of things. It was nice having 12 days off of work and all but its time for me to get back to "normal, busy" life! Anywho, I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving!
Flowergirl34/Vina - I recieved your Christmas card in the mail with 3 packs of seeds. Gerbera Daisy (pink), Columbine (Mix), and Asiatic/Oriental Lily (mix). Thank you so much for helping this newbie out!! It was so great to get those in the mail!!!
I received on of the early bird cards! Vina sent me Yarrow (purple and Paprika) and Maximillion sunflowers.
Thanks so much!
I too received an early card from flowergirl34. Thanks for the blanketflower. It is one of my wife's favorites!
My mail date is tomorrow. Everything is packed and sealed and ready for the run to the post office tomorrow.
Kym, my uncle has a dog that cannot use the back two legs. His dog has a little cart that the dog uses to get around the house. Two wheels, and he uses the front legs to walk. He lives 1000 miles away, and I have not seen the dog cart in action, so cannot give any other details. I just know it is possible.
Here is a list of people I need to receive sending lists from ..PLEASE...if your a newbie, just send a message saying so..everyone else send your lists as soon as possibe :)
NEWBIE**** means you have NO seeds to share !
** I have one email but need a screenname :)
Here are my answers to the game. Sorry it is the last minute, but been very busy. As I'm new to this, my answers are pure guesses!!
1) how many total cards will be sent - 2,450
2) highest # of cards one person sends - 70
3) who will receive the most cards - flwrs4ever
4) who will be the first to receive - dan_the_mailman
5) grand total of cards mailed last year - 1900
6) fastest to mailbox - flowergirl34
7) still has taste of envelopes in mouth - yotetrapper
8) cussed the most while packing seeds - bustani_mama
9) last to mail - probably me, lol..Darlyn58
10) first to do the mailbox dance - also me!! Darlyn58
Even though I'm a "newbie", I do have some seeds to send, so I will be including them with my cards!
sent my cards out today to save a trip into town tomorrow-- i heard a nasty rumor that white stuff was gonna fall from the sky and i am not at all ready for it!
so glad to hear princess is feeling better :D
i'll be sending some seeds out to tod as soon as i can get to it. i can't imagine such a loss. does anyone know if he only does veggies? would he be interested in flowering plants as well?
*** If your mailing to TODD, please send me an email and let me know ! Id like to add the cards to our swap total :)
pseudacris, thanks for the info, ive been looking at them..they are a few hundred dollars, I will wait the 6 weeks to see how much, if any, use she has and go from there.
I too am late on my guesses! So here goes:
4.this one already answered
I am still working on my list but will email to you later today. Thanks for the reminder and hope Princess is feeling a little better. She's in my prayers.
I'm also still working on my list. Have had some computer issues and will send an email later this evening. Thanks alot.
Shoot I don't know my mail date! LOL Please help me
I've been visiting family in PA. for the past 10 days, so I'm late in posting. We had a very nice Thanksgiving.
I looked thru previous posts quickly.
While I was gone I received my 1st beautiful card from,
flowergirl34 - Love-in-a-mist (love these)& sunflower Maximilliani
Here are my answers to the game if I'm not too late.
1. how many total cards will be sent - 2,323
2. highest # of cards one person sends - 59
3. who will receive the most cards - flwrs4ever
4. who will be the first to receive - ohiovalleygardener (cheated on this one unless I missed a post)
5. grand total of cards mailed last year - 1,875
6. fastest to mailbox - ruthz (me)
7. still has taste of envelopes in mouth - flowergirl134 (we know her cards are already done)
8. cussed the most while packing seeds - Not Me
9. last to mail - keiki (based on above post)
10. first to do the mailbox dance - ohiovalleygardner (must be the first to dance if first to receive card)
I am a "newbie" but I am mailing 50 or so cards. I bought a bunch of seeds off ebay over summer (before discovering the awesome, generous people here on GW-LOL) so I was able to fill some "basic" wishes. I'll email you my list today! Sorry I forgot & didn't do it sooner.
I am late as well!
1) how many total cards will be sent - 2888
2) highest # of cards one person sends -80
3) who will receive the most cards - rane_grow
4) who will be the first to receive - rane_grow
5) grand total of cards mailed last year - 4555
6) fastest to mailbox - Vina
7) still has taste of envelopes in mouth - Ishareflowers
8) cussed the most while packing seeds - It must be me. My language can be foul regardless of what I am doing!!
9) last to mail - each of us
10) first to do the mailbox dance - Tod
Annie, a girl after my own heart!
I'm going to have to fight you for the "Who cussed the most position"! I worked ABOVE 25 men for 18 years and wow, did I learn some bad language..and most of it was directed at me! lololol
Thank you to anyone that can help Tod.I have never asked for help for anyone but do know that he has always shared his seeds!
Kym, Is today the day for people who are short cards??? I'm waiting on some for another swap in case I need them here...I Know,patience is a virtue....that I seem to be lacking!
today I received a card with morning glory seeds in it from nuttnhunee. i'm home from work because i'm sick, so that was definitely a bright spot in my day. thank you!
I am addressing my cards now will send you a list as soon as they are ready!
I will send seed to Todd, I have received many nice seeds from him!
Ho Ho Ho Happy Christmas month everyone! the year flew by didnt it!
I hope you are staying well and warm. It has been wet and cold (to me) here in NC.
Better get back to those envelopes. I really want to have them mailed early next week
Kym, I emailed my list to you this morning, but after I hit "send", I realized that I forgot to put my GW user name in the email. Hopefully, it will be the only one from a Bonnie today : )
Sorry 'bout that.
Sent you an email, Kym.
Jodie, if your mailing your not a "newbie" in the context of this swap :) Thanks for sharing your seeds !
Lisa...and others that offered to help..I cant send out a "needs help list" until I get all the lists in ..and I am waiting on that list above..almost 30 of them ...I HOPE to be able to send out a list this weekend but if that doesnt work for ya, go ahead and share the seeds with your other swap. I will need time to record the lists once they DO come ... spent about 5 hours last nite but am up to date with the ones I have received.
*******PLEASE NOTE **********
reposting the address change, so all will take notice :)
ANYONE getting close to a B-I-N-G-O ???
HOW TO PLAY .....Keep your answers in a document for ALL 12 Days !! DO NOT POST ANY ANSWERS HERE, so all can play !!
At the end of the 12 days you will be told what to do with your answers, and YES there are prizes !
NO, you do not have to have ALL the answers to win a prize..just try each day and have FUN !!
1. Who wrote the song "Here Comes Santa Claus"?
2. What Christmas Ballet is the most famous of all?
Mr. and Mrs. Claus
Frosty Goes to New York
3. How do you say Merry Christmas in Spanish?
4. How many candles should go on an Advent wreath?
5. Which of these companies was the first to use Santa Clause in an advertisement?
6. Which reindeer is Rudolph's dad?
7. Which Christmas movie has been played more than any other?
A Christmas Story
Frosty the Snowman
It's a Wonderful Life
8.Where was "A Christmas Carol" written?
9. The name of Scrooge's dead business partner ?
10.In which author's novel is it "always winter but never Christmas"
C S Lewis
I got hibiscus seeds in the mail!!!! Thank you flowergirl34. And thank your husband for the early mailing.
I know the answer to number 10! I've read that book once a year since I was 11 or 12.
i know a few of them and am TOTALLY game
oh by the way i know enough spanish and german and i could prolly take a stab at simalar languages plus i wanna learn japanese and even more languages
bustani is swahili and ill bet more people know more swahili then they realise
I will get you my list this weekend.
Running a bit behind again, as usual.
Just wondering if the "mail dates" have been sent to everyone?
If so, then I didn't get the email -- hopefully I didn't accidentally delete it :(
I received my first card today from Vina (flowergirl34). Thank you so very much for the clematis seeds. I have several new trellis that my son made to grow flowers on. Can hardly wait till spring. We have 26 inches of snow now...broke another record. Well, it can go away any day.
Have a great one!
**************Mailing date was included in your FIRST email of addresses **************************************
If you cant find your date send me an email, please :)
Does anyone have some tips on sending seeds over snail mail? Haven't done it before so I'm interested in some do and don'ts.
Also, recieved some sweet pea seeds, so many thanks to flowergirl34!
I plan on sending my cards out by next week Monday.
I am LOVING this new game!!! I think I have them all right! I am a master at Christmas trivia! YES!
Yeah, I have the answers too, but #4 is kind of tricky, as there are two possible correct answers.
1.Which ocean is Christmas Island in?
2. Which reindeer helps Rudolph fly at the reindeer games?
3. What is the name of the Grinch's dog in the movie "How the Grinch Stole Christmas"?
4. Which department store created "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer ?”
5. What is the best selling Christmas song ever ?
Here Comes Santa Claus
6. What do traditional Ukrainians put on their Christmas tree for good luck?
A Bird's Nest
A Spider's Web
7. Which reindeer is left out of the "Night Before Christmas" song ?
8. Where did the Christmas tree originate?
9. When do most Americans put up a Christmas tree?
Weekend After Thanksgiving
Second Week of November
Second Week of December
On Christmas Eve
10. Who wrote "The Nightmare Before Christmas"?
I got a card today from Xiangirl. :) It was a beautiful card with gaillardia goblin and aristata, and also butterfly weed.
I love this new game. I think I'm doing pretty well :)
and I am more than 1/2 way to BINGO! :) Which is awesome for me, because I usually stink at bingo!
Sending hubby all the well-wishes for the "early" cards. He gets a smile every time I tell him someone else got there card :). It's just funny, he doesn't ever mail anything...and this was the first time he just went and did it. We'll be laughing about this for years!
Happy Thursday everyone!
flowergirl34 I am glad your hubby mailed them early! I got a great surprise. Plus it motivated me to get my cards done.
I have them printed and seed packets labeled. I just need to buy more envelopes and stamps. Mine should go out very soon.
I enjoyed seeing all the pets pics!! I owned dogs all my life but we recently got cats. I really enjoiy them. When I am sick they know it and take care of me.
I received two cards today! I'm home from work for the 2nd day of blech, so once again I've been cheered up with seeds! Thanks to Rosemetier and Kmpsmom!
a poppies mix
Spinach (this'll be great for my salads!)
salad burnet (more for my salad!)
pumpkin on a stick (the fruit is usually eaten in stirfry, I just learned online)
japanese nest egg gourd
more 4:00s (now I have the a.m. and p.m. versions!)
and tennessee spinning gourds
sugar baby watermelon (yummmm)
catnip (I'm planting this today for Bump and Stella)
2! kinds of coneflower (I'm establishing a patch of these)
and some mystery pumpkin seeds (I love watching mystery plants grow, don't you?)
You two definitely stuffed my "stocking" with a great variety of fun and smiles today!
Isn't it cool how a surprise envelope can arrive with either one packet of seeds or many of them, and it can brighten your day? This week we're getting hammered with snow here in Michigan, and that makes Spring feel like it's a long way away. This week is also the 2nd anniversary for a horrible Life Event for me (and no, I won't go into any details. it's best to just keep the good memories and move forward). Add in a few days of feeling ill, and it'd be easy to feel miserable right now. BUT, I'm part of a great group of people, sharing our passion for Nature, helping one another through the bad times and celebrating with one another during the good, and I can tell you that I am indeed BLESSED!!!
(insert grins, giggles, and hugs here)
I recieved my first card today it was from rosemctier and she included pumpkins on a stick for me, thank you very much
Good afternoon everyone,
I received a card today from nuttnhunee with some marigold seeds. Thanks so much -- I love marigolds -- they are so easy to grow! :)
Kym, I got your email -- I will send mine on those dates.
Put up my Christmas lights outside this afternoon -- it was chilly (25 degrees), but it sounds like we could be in for a snow storm tomorrow.
Have a great evening! Thanks again nuttnhunee!!
Dan, Glad you liked the surprises! I hope the "wee beasties" enjoy the catnip! The crazy mini schnauzer at my house doesn't need any help from "chemicals" he's just always that way! Except about 10pm when he's dead to the world at my feet! Let me know what kind of pumpkins they are - they were part of another trade... :-)
Happy gardening! Ann
I just got my first card, from Lois and her adorable cats -- Japanese anemone. Thank you!!!
I have recorded all the lists I recieved today, and here is who I am waiting to hear from ..
MANY people stated they were going to send a second list, or add-ons ..this is WONDERFUL, I will accept add-ons until Dec 18th, then finish up the totals for the game.
ANYONE that offered to "help" I will be starting to send out emails, and will pass the list around...much thanks to you ALL for being such GENEROUS ELVES this year !!
You all have brightened up my Holiday Season, and for that I THANK each one of you !!
YIPPEEE!!! Got my FIRST cards today! THANK YOU xiangirl & rosemctier!! LOVE MY SEEDS!! (pumpkin on a stick, dusty miller, gaillardia goblin, & purple coneflower)
I received my 1st card today from nuttnhunee. Thank you for the ornamental grass seed and the nice card. Wonderful!
I received my first card yesterday from lois. Thank you for the card and the feverfew! And I LOVED how the seeds were wrapped up like a present!
Thanks so much!
Got my first card yesterday from Lois. Odin and Thor are wonderful. Are they father and son? I really liked the little gift wrapped seeds. It prolonged the suspense.
I got a card from Lois (and Odin and Thor) yesterday also. She sent penstemon huskers red and cardinal flower. Thank you! The hummingbirds will love those.
I didn't realize there was a date to mail until today... I accidentally mailed out my seeds this morning! I thought everyone could send out cards starting on Dec. 1st. I was supposed to mail from Dec. 7th-9th. Oops... just a little early. Sorry!!! Well, hope everyone gets their cards and seeds soon!
I missed my mail date too....
I plan to mail this weekend unless Kym says to wait.
So sorry to cause more work for you Kym but if you know my mail date please post.
I just got my first card from Sherrih. Thank you so much. I will really enjoy the Bachelor's Buttons when this bitter cold goes away. In Florida I consider this bitter cold:)
Ahh!!! I got my first seed packets today!!! I was beyond excited to open them!!! I got some AWESOME seeds!!! YAY YAY YAY!
A hilarious Santa Card where Santa is getting sucked into a plane engine and a packet of mystery seeds. I would love to know what these seeds are so I can properly plant them! Very generous amount in the seed packet :) Thank you so much!!!
Very cute card with kids and dogs hanging around a huge Christmas tree! I couldn't BELIEVE how many amazing seeds she sent me!!! I am beyond grateful!!! Thank you so much for your generosity - these seeds will be planted with love!
- Columbine (Mixed)
- Hollyhock 'Blood Red'
- Hollyhock (Pink)
- Marigolds (Mixed)
- California Poppy (Orange)
- Poppies (Pink)
- Poppies (Pink/Red/Ruffled Edges)
Got my 1st card today from Lois is Pa (odin and thor too.)
some poppys and white foxglove. thank you
I'm going to send some veggie seeds to Tod too. I've still got some extras left after packing up all my other cards. I can't wait until my send date!
I received 2 beautiful Christmas cards today !! from rosemctier I got one of my most wanted veggie seeds - marconi pepper seeds ! Thank you ! and from xiangirl I received dusty miller and gaillardia goblin seeds , love them too !! I've had a few rough days here this week and finding these cards in the mailbox sure brightened my day / week ! Thanks so very much !
If you dont know your mailing date....just mail before Dec 18th ! I am no longer going to try and get the cards to go out in an organized manner...I tried to get them to go out all month so people didnt get them all in one day...but it was a bad idea.
PLEASE, if ur mailing to Todd, send me an email and let me know to add on ...so we can keep track of how many cards were mailed for the swap !
I love hearing all the excitement over the cards...it sure brightens up the Holidays !!
Ellie, Received your card and seeds today, what a great card, very cute. And thanks so much for all the seeds - counting the days until Spring!
Merry Christmas to you!
Yours is my first card to receive!!! What fun!
PerkyBarb aka Barbara C.
Name The Christmas Song
That game was REALLY hard. It was hard to figure out what the pictures were of. I pulled out my Christmas CDs and tried to match the songs up with the pictures. I still didn't get them all. That was TOUGH!
1. Jingle Bells
2. Walking in a Winter Wonderland
3. Santa Claus is Coming to Town
4. Joy to the World
5. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
7. I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas
9. What Child Is This?
10. We Three Kings
11. Deck the Halls
12. Three Ships
13. Oh Holy Night
16. The Twelve Days of Christmas
17. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
19. Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire
21. Let It Snow
22. Silent Night
23. Little Town of Bethlehem
24. Silver Bells
I sent you my list, I maybe adding to it though.
I've gotten my FIRST CARD today!! Thank you Amber -Amberrose, very nice card with seeds of Armenian Cukes!, Sensitive plant, African Rose Mallow, Yellow Elder and few seeds of Disco Belle to get me started, this is so exciting, seeing everyone in a giving Christmas mood, thank you again, I'll be mailing mine in the next few days, including to Tod.
Have a great weekend, Merry Christmas and be well.
If you choose to play in the 12 days of Christmas ...PLEASE keep the answers on your computer..and then they will be emialed to me once the game is over...so that all can play !
I will post each day, for 12 days..then you work on the game and keep your answers.
There will be prizes :))
redthreaddiy, dont worry about posting ur answers, just save them and add each day, so you can try for the prizes.
I also recieved a very pretty card today !! I love the stickers on the envelop :) The card has a pretty Holly leaf and snow on the front ...It was sent by rosemctier..and she even included a pack of painted tongue seeds. THANKS a bunch !! My daughter loves opening the cards each year, she turned 18 and still says I have to wait for her to open them :)
Odin and Thor sent pink poppies and white foxglove to me! Lois, what a cool idea! Did they wrap the seeds all by themselves, or were you allowed to help? LOL! Thank You!!
Kym, do you want us to go ahead and mail out the cards then? Or would you like me to wait?
Got a call part way through work that my wife's car broke down. Construction added forty-five minutes to the commute, and the glass on one side of my glasses fell out.
But it is a good day because I found seeds in my mailbox! Yay! Thank you smitties for sweet italian basil, italian giant parsley, and tomatillas. Plus the card has plantable wildflower paper. Whoohoo! Merry Christmas.
I got my first cards in today's mail!
Pseudacris crucifer sent me swamp milkweed and Silphium laciniatum seeds.. I had never heard of compass plant before, but I just learned it can grow up to 12' tall and live up to 100 years. Too cool! Also sent me a really nice note.. turns out we're practically neighbors. :) Thanks Chris!
Lois sent me Japanese anemone "Margarete" seeds in adorable wrapping with bonus kitty photo! Thanks Lois. What a lift at the end of another rough day in retail.
If you have your mailing date, Id appreciate it bein used..but for the ones that didnt see it in the email, it just isnt worth the hours answering emails for me to reschedule the mailings.
So, yes..PLEASE use your dates if you know them...it will make the swap more fun !
Hi debby_1: Odin and Thor are brothers; Thor was the runt of the litter and DH wanted to give him an impressive name to make him feel better. So he named the runt "Thor", and then to go along with the theme, we named his fluffy brother "Odin". Odin, who was the god of the hunt, turned out to be a good name because he is a great bug-hunter. And Thor grew up to be actually bigger than Odin, so it kind of all worked out. :o)
Hi Dan, Odin and Thor allowed me to do the wrapping, but they supervised very closely to make sure I met their high standards. Unfortunately, they confiscated the catnip.
Recieve my first card from Rosemctier, it had Pumpkin on a stick,Blue Dianthus,and Salvia Turkistanica.THANKS
Odin and Thor sent me white foxgloves! Thank you thank you!!
I also got Daisies, lilies, clematis, and bee balm from Vina!
This is so fun!
My cards go out tomorrow :D
I received my first card today! Nuttnhunee sent me some Blue Morning Glory seeds. During our Secret Santa swap last year I received the Grandpa Otts and Crimson Rambler Morning Glory seeds and they were beautiful this Summer! I can't wait to see the blue one. Thanks so much Rosemary.
I received two cards today --
Sherrih sent orange cosmos and bachelor button mix :)
ilovefarac sent giant African marigolds, Bells of Ireland and some red Cypress vine :)
Thank you both for the wonderful variety of seeds!!
After a 12 hour shift, it sure was great to come home to such nice surprises in the mailbox!!
Have a great evening everyone!
Hey got my first Christmas from jeffrey & Lois shank,,thank you,,seeds were not makered so do not know what they are,,thanks for the card,,Lisa
Elf does happy dance~Got my first card today from KMPSMOM, Beautiful morning glorys, Milkyway~Thank you so much Ann, can't wait to get them growing! ~lol~ I love the card with Santa and his reindeer trying to outrun the airplane~Hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!
I thought the 'Name the Christmas Song' was a different game all together, which is why I posted answers! I am keeping a document of the other questions, but I'll add my answers for the Christmas Song into it. Sorry about that!
Ye gads! Pumkingal, so sorry those were not marked. Odin and Thor must have gone on break when I was working on your card.... Those seeds are from a native coral honeysuckle vine: Lonicera sempervirens 'Alabama Crimson'. Here is a picture of the vine in my yard that produced the seeds. I saw a hummingbird drinking from the flowers several times this past summer.
Amberroses sent me a nice card with Dutchmans Pipe seeds which I am thrilled to receive. I have wanting to grow this vine.
She also sent me some Hibiscus Acetosella False Hibiscus. I looked it up and it's a beautiful plant that I know will become a favorite of mine, too. I think it will grow well for me in my zone. What a nice surprise!
Thank you very much :)
oh THATS funny --luckily our cats get enough nip to let me have the seeds each year (but angel didnt like nip for years and only buffy did)
those kite cards sound soo cool id love to see a pic of them (i doubt there much more then passenger craft tho but its still kinda neat)
Thank you "Odin, Thor and Family"
I received feverfew and butterfly weed!
I received my first card and it is from Alana. Thanks so much! Alana sent Corkscrew Vine and Zinnias. Those will be great. Have a Merry Christmas and thanks for sharing with me.
I received my first card yesterday from Flowergirl, Vina. I got common boneset and scabiosa blue butterfly. Thanks so much!
Thanks Sherrih for the Lantana!
Got some mixed daylily and trumpet lily 'african queen' from ilovefarac! I looked up trumpet lily and they are something new that I have never grown before! I am very excited to plant all of the seeds. Very generous! Cute snowman card and awesome Simpsons stamps too! Thank you!!!
Got some awesome Canadian Columbine, Bright Yellow Dahlia, and Regal Trumpet Lily seeds from sandlapper_rose! I have never grown Dahlia or Trumpet Lily seeds so these will definitely be fun! I was also excited to see what Dahlia seeds look like - I tried to find some on my Dahlias and couldn't ever figure out what were the seeds. Now I know! The Canadian Columbine seeds look really interesting - I definitely don't have those kind and they are so pretty! Very generous. She included some adorable Christmas stickers along with a cute card. Thank you!!!
i'm loving reading all these happy posts! so exciting!
no tree yet. we got flooded and there is now an ocean at the bottom of the driveway. not sure how we'll get one up the driveway. jim might have to drag one up on a sled like pa ingalls but not really sure how that will work unless we get real snow-- imagine a tree dragged through a muddy field-- and i am in no mood to face a real snowstorm.
instead i am going to completely ignore the cold and the mud and do some research to see which seeds i should wintersow. i prepared a few pots 2 weeks ago, we had a warm spell (of course), and now seedlings have sprouted-- what to do, what to do. i guess i started too early and tricked them, but with the weather we've been having for the past few years i'm not sure how to approach this whole idea of wintersowing.
Oh Lois,,, thank you thank you,, just love them,,,merry christmas to you
Card numer 2 just came;; from sandlapper_rose;; wonderful egg tree,, and lion's tail,,, thank you very,very much love all my new seeds,, this is so fun,,,my other family,,thank you both for my great cards also,, Lisa
Thank you to farmergirl2009 for spinach, dill, and beans. We'll be eating well next year!
Received a beautiful card and three packets of seeds today from roper2008 (Linda).
Thanks so much Linda and a Merry Christmas to you!
Recieved beautiful card and seeds from farmergirl2009 today, WOW~elf can't stop dancing~Got poppies to my hearts content!papaver, pink, red, pink/red with ruffles, annual mixed, pink and purple morning glorys, and orange cosmos!
Ellie, thank you so very much, how wonderful this Christmas season is~May you and your family recieve all the blessings this season brings. Can't wait to plant, can't wait to plant......
Identify the Song
1. The apartment of 2 psychiatrists.
2. The lad is a diminutive percussionist.
3. Decorate the entry-ways.
4. Sir Lancelot with laryngitis.
5. A B C D E F G H I J K M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z.
6. Present me naughty but dual incisors for this festive Yuletide.
7. The smog-less bewitching hour arrived.
8. Exuberation to this orb.
9. 288 Yuletide hours.
10. Do you perceive the same longitudinal pressure which stimulates my auditory sense organs.
11. The red-suited pa is due in this burg.
12. Stepping on the pad cover.
13. Uncouth dolt has his beezer in the booze and thinks he is a Dark Cloud's boyfriend.
14. Far back in a hay bin.
15. Leave and do an elevated broadcast.
16. That exiguous hamlet south of the holy city.
17. Behold! I envisioned a trio of nautical vessels.
18. Listen, the winged heavenly messengers are proclaiming tunefully.
19. A joyful song relative to hollow metallic vessels which vibrate and bring forth a ringing sound when struck.
20. As the guardians of little woolly animal's protected their charges in the shadows of the earth.
PLEASE DONT POST THE ANSWERS, KEEP THEM ON UR COMPUTER, AND WE WILL COLLECT THEM AT THE END OF THE 12 DAYS !!
Anyone close to B_I_N_G_O ????
Odin and Thor also sent me some foxglove.
Roper2008 sent me a beautiful card with White Egg Eggplant, Hyacinth Vine Purple and Scarlet Flame Zinnia.
Thank you so much for filling my wishes :)
Lucky me! I received three cards in one day, what a nice break from bills!!
Thank you Sherrih for the lovely card and the cosmos seeds!
Iris (rane_grow) -- thank you for the card and the pink (!) sweet sugar snap peas. My daughter thinks these are toys for her, must hide them!
And thank you Melinda (Ilovefarac) for the card and the white poppies and sweet peas! I am getting excited for spring.
Thank you Amber aka "amberroses" for the awesome seeds of Black Krim and KBX tomato seeds. I will so eagerly be awaiting these to ripen come the dog days of summer! :)
Thank you, thank you!
***sighing and kicking myself***
I've been sitting here in the office playing around on the ol' pc for awhile, looking around, talking to the cats, just kind of quietly decompressing after a long week. Just chilling out, y'know? Then I look over to check on Bump, who loves to sleep on the terry cloth I've got waiting for me to finish my washcloth quilt. Then I see it. Something is missing. The bag I filled with envelopes for this swap is missing. No need for alarm, sometimes my roommate moves things around because he's either cleaning or putting them out of reach of the cats, and the cats like to play on the fabric shelves (when they're not sleeping on it). So, grabbing my empty glass which needs a refill of something cold, I head into the livingroom and ask him where he moved the bag of envelopes to. "Which bag?" "The one hanging on the fabric in the office with all the envelopes in it." "Oh, I took those with me when I went to get the mail. Good thing I left when I did too. The mail lady was still putting the mail in, so I got there in time and gave them to her. Why?" (I should've let him know I was waiting for the 15th to mail them out, but hadn't.) "Welllll, they weren't supposed to go out just yet, but don't worry, you were trying to help." And so, my dearies, there are seeds in the air, winging their merry way to the furthest reaches of the country, singing Christmas songs as they go.
Yea, verily, it truly hath been that kind of week.
On a much better note, I received more seeds today! This time Jeanne sent me some black-seeded ice cream watermelon, gaillardia goblins, and an annual flower mix to remind me of the holiday seed cocktails I recently mixed up. She also included some great holiday stickers which would've looked great on those envelopes that went out today...lol! Thanks Jeanne, you're a peach!
Laugh or cry, you choose. Me? I choose to laugh. As a friend of mine used to say when he was still alive, everything happens for a reason. And I'm believing those seeds are on their way now so they'll arrive in time to put a smile on someone's face.
Enjoying my next 36 hours away from the office...
I received a card today from Ellie (farmergirl2009) and it had yellow iris flag, columbine mix, zinna, orange cosmo, & black-eyed susans!!!!!!!!!!!!Thank you Ellie!!!!!!!!!!!!
I was gone all day today and I need to catch up on all the posts. If I have done my Bingo correctly, I need 9 more to have all mine covered.
It looks like things are really rolling along. Hope everyone is having a good weekend.
Received my 2nd card today from
Got seeds for white alyssum & Beautiful morning glories
and a little gift of stickers
Wishisg a great weekend to everyone
I received a card from smitty this morning... Yay... It had zinnias, two coneflowers and columbine... Yippppeee.... Thank you so much for the fun seeds. And very cute card WITH SEEDS IN THE PAPER OF THE CARD... LOVED IT.
nowhere near close to bingo yet
Good Morning All!
After a very long and miserable weekend, I went to the mailbox and found four cards with seeds.
lois in PA. feverfew white wonder, I lack white in the garden so this will brighten things up!
Rosemcttier. coral poppies will look great in my moms new garden!
Xiangirl.an adorable handmade card with blanket flower seeds
Kmpsmom spoiled me rotten! she sent lemon balm, silphium perflorium,heath aster, double feverfew,penstemon smalli,melampodium,heuchera autumn bride and aster macrophyllis!
Thank you all so very much, I needed a pick-me-up this weekend!
YIPPEE! I got new seeds.
Thank you Xiangirl for the pretty handmade card and the cosmos.
Thank you also Amberroses who was very generous. She sent me lime basil, tital sunflowers, skyscraper sunflower and yellow elder. Half the fun will be researching those sunflowers :)
Happy Sunday Morning !
to those that offered to be an extra "helper" I have spent the morning sending out emails to you.
PLEASE note, we did a GREAT job of sending this year ..the lists were pretty even , which was wonderful :)
If you didnt receive an email and asked, please just send me an email.
I want to thank each and everyone of you for sharing a bit of your garden, your love, and the spirit of Christmas with each other ! I truly beleive gardeners make the best friends , and you all are the "cream of the crop" !
** One more note...PLEASE if you DO decide to mail MORE cards for any reason........send me a list of who you are mailing to....this includes TODD *****
I would also like to say THANKS to KMPSMOM for sending me a very cute card wth a tree in the snow on the front.
My son use to ALWAYS have to have a Charlie Brown Christmas tree each year, and this reminded me of those years :)
Farmergirl2009 Sent me a HOMEMADE card...you are soo creative ! much thanks :)
How many of you have been WAITING on your mailperson ?? It sure does beat dreading the bills coming, doesnt it !?!?
I want to thank sherrih for the coral vine seeds and ilovefarac for the amaranthus & Cotton seeds I recieved.
And I would also like to thank kmpsmom for the Liatris and the eupetorium seeds.
Merry Christmas and thanks to all,
Hmmm, well, guess we have to wait until tomorrow to see who gets what next lol.
Yesterday, I received from Roper2008 a lovely card and seeds.....Marigold Harlequin, Dwarf French Marigold orange and red and Andrew Rahart's Tomato. Linda, thank you so very much!!! You got me on this tomato as I have never heard of it. Looking forward to checking this baby out!!
Hey, I finally made it to the post office today and found some secret santa seeds!
Thank you, amberroses for the alpine strawberry seeds. I am really looking forward to growing these.
Thank you, fearadyn for the calendula, coneflower (I know just where to plant this in the garden), and Giant Mutant Unknown Marigold. The card with leaves, petals and seeds print is beautiful, too.
Lois in PA
Kym, I just want to take a moment and say thanks for doing this swap. It's a huge amount of work and you never know just how it will affect people's lives. For me, this will be the main part (possibly all of) Christmas this year. This is always the roughest part of the year for any mailman, and this year it seems to be a little extra rougher.
And, to all of you who've so graciously sent cards this way, I want to thank you too! Going to the mailbox after a particularily rough day and seeing those cards has been not only great, but uplifting. Just to know that someone took the time to think about me is a fantastic gift, and I thank you very much!
You're all awesome, and it's truly a blessing to know you all.
Hi everyone ! I had 5 cards waiting for me in the mailbox yesterday !! WOW, what a wonderful treat ! I felt like it was Christmas morning already !
Farmergirl / Ellie sent me TONs of seeds ! yellow clasping coneflower,persian jewels nigella, fanfare blanketflower,texas blue bonnet lupine, summer pastels achillea, ipomea hederifolia var. lutea , las vegas purple gomphrena, sweet peas, chocolate joe pye weed, salvia sclarea clary sage , Sambucus Americana, green syrica aclepias, indian spring hollyhocks , blackberry lily, eyeball plant, anagallis arvensis,leonatus siberian motherwort and lathryus latifolius sweet peas ! Ellie outdid herself and also sent a beautiful homemade card and I am overwhelmed at her generosity !
sandlapper rose / Jean sent stickers ;-) basil and Legend tomato seeds, yum, 2 of my fave things to grow every summer . thank you Jean !
roper2008 / Linda sent Numex Heritage pepper ,Tam Jalapeno, Red AND purple Marconi Pepper Rosa Bianca AND Lousiana Long Green eggplant and Basil seeds !! YUM ! Thank you Linda !
Nuttnhunee sent me Shasta Daisy seeds ! I love them ! Thank you !
KMPSMOM/ Ann sent me a cute Snoopy ( I love beagles ) card with dwarf shasta daisy, echinacea, Clematis crispa, dianthus and banana legs tomato seeds ! thank you Ann !!
Thank you all also for the nice notes you included in your cards, I am touched at the all good health wishes you have sent to me , I hope you all know how much it means to me and how much it is helping me through these tough months.
I got my first cards.
--Farmergirl2009 sent me
Hollyhock Rosea charters salmon pink (wow love it)
Lima pole beans
broccoli Italian green
black raspberries (is it edible raspberry?)
Thank you so much farmgirl for these many seeds and a cute card. It made my day.
Lois is Pa (odin and thor) Sent me
poppy pink double
Wow! thanks a lot for seeds and a cute card. I love poppies so yes it would be great to try it.
Each Answer has the word “HO” in it first one is done for you !
1. Where you and your family live h o m e
2. You do this in stores at Christmastime ___ h o ___
3. A Christmas Plant h o ___ ___ ___
4. Place where people stay on vacation h o ___ ___ ___
5. A place of learning ___ ___ h o ___ ___
6. His nickname is "Tommy" ___ h o ___ ___ ___
7. A group of singers ___ h o ___ ___
8. The writer of a book ___ ___ ___ h o ___
9. His nickname is "Tony" ___ ___ ___ h o ___ ___
10. Soup made with seafood and vegetables ___ h o ___ ___ ___ ___
11. Thanksgiving, Christmas and Hanukkah h o ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___
12. School assignments that you do after school h o ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___
13. A sea creature with a pouch ___ ___ ___ h o ___ ___ ___
14. A state capital H o ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___
15. A sweet treat ___ h o ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___
16. They help us remember past Christmases ___ h o ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___
17. Opposite of vertical h o ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___
I'm so very sorry. It was only today that I was able to mail all the cards. I was shocked with my busy schedules plus I had a flu as well. I'm feeling better now but I'm still taking antibiotics.
Thank you so much Margo(smitties), I received your mail yesterday. :)
Apology again everyone!
Hi Everyone! I got my first card yesterday! You can't imagine how excited and happy I was! This is my first year, but I have really been having a lot of fun. It's great to hear and talk to others who love planting seeds and gardening as much as I do! I'm glad my daughter Yotetrapper told me about this so I could be a part of the fun! Melinda, (ilovefarac), sent me Sweet Pea-Royal Family Mix, Morning Glory Mix, and Orange African Marigolds. Thanks so much Melinda! Opening your card doubled my Christmas spirit!!
As for Bingo, I have 13 words so far. Getting closer!
We're in a winter storm warning tonight..supposed to get 2 feet by tomorrow night. Big storm moving in off of Lake Ontario. I don't mind the snow, though, especially around Christmas!
Have a good night, everyone!
I recieved a card on saturday from poisondartfrog with some nice mater and calendula seeds. Thank You poisondartfrog :).
These cards and seeds are what gets me out of bed in the morning - I got 3 new ones!
- Hydrangea 'Pinky Winky'
- Lemon Mint
- Pink Mallow
- Fancy Poppies
- Columbine Mix
You were beyond generous in what you gave - I am so freaking excited to plant all of these! Where did you get the tiny ziploc bags? They are genius! I am most excited about the hydrangeas, the pink mallow and the lemon mint. I have never grown those before so it will be very exciting!!! Love the art print card too - Thank you Thank you!!!!
- Hollyhock Mix
- Hollyhock - Dark Mixed
- Hollyhock - Indian Spring Mix
- Siberian Iris - Blue and Purple Mix
- Daylily - Blackeyed Stella
- Daylily Mix
- Purple (vetch?) - I don't know if I'm reading it wrong! What are they so I can plant them properly? :)
I am very excited to get all of these planted! I can't WAIT to see the Hollyhocks - i have never grown them before but they look stunning. The Siberian Iris are something new too, and I've never heard of Black-eyed Stella Daylilies! How awesome! These seeds rule! Love the card! Thank you much!
Columbine - Mckana's Mix
Corn Poppy - American Legion Red
I LOVED the way you taped the seeds to the card in a way that it looked like presents! I loved 'opening' them and finding my surprise! I loved the cute Christmas tree card as well. I am really grateful for the columbine McKana Mix - I tried the McKana mix last year and none of my seedlings survived :( I'm happy I get another chance with that mix! I looked up the red poppies and they look stunning! I tried orange ones before but never red - THANK YOU!!!
I am beyond grateful for the generosity of seeds that I got so far from everyone. I can't thank you guys enough! These brought tears to my eyes - thank you!!!
Got 2 more cards Saturday. One from sandlapper_rosa with candy cane zinnias, butterfly bush, and dianthus supserbus. All of which I love. My 2 1/2 year old granddaughter was with us this weekend and she helped me open the cards. Her day was made when she saw the stickers. Thank you.
Linda, Roper 2009 sent sweet carneners pink tomato, I know I didn't spell that right, but I can't read what I wrote. I got scarlet starlet marigolds and serata basil. I can't wait to get everything started. The grandkids will be spending time helping ( 1, 2 and 3 years old) with the garden.
im excited as wellk got my first 2 today both have cool cards as well
holy red and green basil (wasnt specified but still something iv e wanted to try thankies!)
white queen tomato
valerian arterner zuchting (sounds german i get to look it up fun fun!)
and yoletraper sent
genovenese basil (which i know is what im smelling and am entised by)
dokat short dill
northern lightsa tomato
thankies both of you!! on to the buffet the cards go
I GOT MY FIRST CARDS TODAY :)
SO excited!! Even though we have almost 2 feet of snow, I shook my happy dance all the way back up the driveway (almost fell too :)
farmergirl2009 :Ellie. she sent me Gaillardai and some Black Eyed Susans (LOVE!)
pumkingal :Lisa. She sent me Black Eyed Susan Shrub ( I am so excited to look this up! ) Gloriosa Daisy (LOVE) and Double Rudbeckia
Thank you so much for your generosity!
ps. the beautiful cards are hanging up on my archway by the Christmas tree in the living room. I'm going to hang all my cards up the archway so they hang down around the tree.
I received 3 cards today.
redthreaddiy I received foxglove, ladybells, marigold and aster seeds. Thank you so much.
I also received from pumpkingal love lies bleeding, maltese cross, butterfly pea vine, princes feather, poppy, and orange trumpet lily. Thanks.
And from dan_the_mailman I received white star jasmine seeds.
Thanks everyone for making this a great holiday season.
Hurray, DH brought in 3 more secret santa cards....
nlb52 sent pink sweet peas... I am sooo looking forward to having lots of sweet peas to cut for bouquets....
sherrih sent pink mallow, lantana, texas star red, touch me not fushia... My hummingbird must be just licking his chops right now at the thought... Do hummingbirds have chops?
yotetrapper sent tomato seeds black krim and anna russian, and also sent sweet peas... Thank you so much, yotetrapper, those tomatoes sound so good, I am really looking forward to growing them!
in the words of the young Boy Wonder..."Holy Jingle Bells Batman!"
amidst the blizzard we're currently experiencing, I ventured out to the mailbox during a lull in the snowstorm, and what did I discover? Not one, not two, not three, four, or five envelopes, but TEN!!! Talk about having an OMG moment! ***chuckling***
In order to get this right, I'm going to tell you what I received as I open them all, so read slowly. I'm not going to be writing this very fast...
SHERRIH sent cosmos, large pumpkins, marigolds and morning glories
FEARADYN sent watermelons, coneflowers, & mutant marigolds (I love that description!)
ROPER2008 sent morning glories, zinnias, marigolds, and watermelons
FARMERGIRL2009 sent pinhead gourds, poppies, marigolds, morning glories, pumpkins, more morning glories, nasturtiums, and hybrid morning glories
JODIE74 sent poppies and painted daisies
RANE-GROW sent blanketflowers and mammoth pumpkins
REDTHREADDIY sent watermelon, white pumpkins, garlic chives, coneflowers, 2 marigolds, morning glories, carving pumpkins, 2 foxglove, mystery pumpkins, sunflowers, ladybells, 2 blanket flowers, datura, pie pumpkins, and gloriosa daisies
(pausing to wipe my brow and give my fingers a break)
PUMPKINGAL sent poppies coneflowers, and baby pumpkins
YOTETRAPPER sent 3 packs of watermelon, cosmos, and pumpkin
LISA831 sent coleus seeds
And now I'm thinking that the whole group involved in this swap needs to come over to my house sometime in September so we can all eat watermelon while we carve pumpkins, and y'all will go home with a huge car-filling bouquet of flowers!
THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
Let the snow come down, I'm making plans for next Spring, thanks to all of you!!!
HAPPIEST OF HOLIDAYS!!!
Yippie 2 more more cards;; oh I am lovin this so..
Big thanks to Lisa-Ishare for her cute little made card with surprise seeds in it,nigella african bride,, can't wait to plant,, thank you ever so much.
Big thanks to Lisa831;; wonderful card and roma tomato,,
Thanks to the 2 Lisa's today,, me makes 3 of us,, lol
Hey redthreaddiy;;; you are too funny,, oh got my cute little baggies from a jewelry site,, they are really cheap their,,glad you liked them,, hard for me to open them though,,
A bright and merry christmas to you all,,,
I now grab the mail out of his hands,,that is excited,,stand in the cold on the porch just a waitin,,too funny,,thanks again Lisa
What a joy it is to go to the mailbox lately. I recieved 3 cards so far.
Thank you Alana, Lisa and Jeffrey/Lois. I am looking forward to planting Helichrysum, Larkspur and especially my Veronica Spicata.
Thank you all so much. You guys are the best!
Received 3 cards today.
Thanks you to margarita10. I didn't even know what Gaillardia were but one quick google search makes me want it to be Spring so I can start sowing them!
Many thanks for Alana for the Salvia Lyrate and the Purple Dog Creek Tomato. The tomato itself seems to have an history, and I never grown such a large tomato before so I can't wait to try it out.
Thank you Jodie74 but your card came to me incomplete. I only have the front part of the envelope. It appears the post office tore it to shreds. Nevertheless, its the thought that counts, so thank you and I'm grateful for the time you put into it.
"SORRY - MY 'A' ISN'Y WORKING PROPERLY" - My son spilt my pop on my keyboard so it sticks...
Todaay in the m*il I recieved many joys! I got:
Jodie74 - Cosmos Sensation Mix, Zinnia Californi* Gi*nt Mix
Ilovefar*c - 4:00 Mix, Trumet Lily Afric*n Queen
Pumpkingal - Pink Rose Hips, Gaill*rdi* Blanket flower, Columbine Pink Bonnet, Purple Lilac
Rane_Grow - Fanf*re Bl&nket Flower
Dan-the-mailman - Pale yellow Iris
Feard*dyn - Cal*ndul* Field M*rigold Yellow, Gaill*rdi* Bl*nket FLower, Mutant M*rigold of unknown type
Redthreaddiy - Rose bush, Lant*n* Band*n* cherry, Petunia M*ddness Pink, Blanket Flower, Zinnia Purple Prince
Thank you *ll so much! This w*s * wonderful day!!!!!!
I recieved my sewcond card today and it is from gardendad_zk10 and he included marigold snowdrift I can not wait to see this bloom, Pie pumpkins, Datura Lavender. Thank you very much
I had a great day!! Rec'd 2 wonderful cards today! I got Brandywine tomato from Lisa831! Yeah!
And from Redthreaddiy I got Stella de oro daylily, sea pink "splendens, and red husker's penstemon! Thanks so very much. Melinda
Holy Christmas Cows! I got Six cards in the mail today! I love them all~
Thank you so very much~
Jodie 74 for the~blue bachelor buttons, painted daisys, and cosmos~and the wonderful card,
Pumkingal for the~fancy poppies, cosmo mix and blue flax, and beautiful card,
Xiangirl for the~morning glories and cosmos, your card is just lovely, it made me feel like spring is just around the corner,
erika_ct, for the bachelor buttons blue boy and your beautiful card,
yotetrapper for the double white hollyhocks, boston pickling cukes,zucchiino rampicante, and the case knife beans and your wonderful card,
ilovefarac for the poppy mix and morning glory mix and the wonderful frosty card~
Heres wishing all of you a wonderful holiday season, you sure have made mine very happy~
Received a card today from redthreaddiy! Thanks for the wonderful
seeds! She sent me, Blue Shrimp plant, Snowdrift Marigold, Petunia
'Madness Pink" , Purple Turtlehead and Geranium 'Rozanne'.
One of the busiest days, freeze predicted and have been bringing plants inside and corner of the patio to cover them later on tonight, picked more seeds and clipped some of blooms for the vase.
Happy with my nice card today from Angela -Yotetrapper, peppers, wh. squash and Cosmos Picotee my daughter is thanking you for. Many thanks for all.
Speaking of moms- daughters..Hi Darlyn, glad to meet Angela's mom.
I'll start sending mine out tomorrow, been rescuing some of neighbors' seeds ..better me than the freeze.
Wishes for blessed Christmas,take care all, see you soon,
Wow Dan, that was worth trampling through the snowdrifts for.
I received my first card today and it was from Sandlapper-Rose aka Jeanne. It contained yellow 4 O'clocks, yippee and Blanketflower. As I stood up, a sheet of stickers fell on the floor so I believe they fell out of the envelope as well. :)
Only a dusting of snow here but it is bitterly cold. I am ready for spring already.
Today i received White Pampass Grass from Smitties, Dill, garlic chives, and utah celery from pumpkingal, and Chatenay carrots from danthemailman! Thanks very much everyone.
Now, an announcement from me. I will be leaving for a week. I can read the thread from my mothers computer, but I will not be home to see what cards I receive until December 15th. My father is going in on Wednesday for open heart surgery, a valve replacement, and I'll be leaving in the morning, to go to NY.
Luckily, my cards have already been sent. However, Kym, unfortunately I will not be able to send any cards to those not receiving many, sorry.
What a day, here we go!
From: Aggie, received linaria, hollyhock,cleome and a purple surprise. A great handmade Christmas card.
From:: Yoletrapper, 2 different bean seeds and Hollyhock in Black in a very pretty Christmas card
From: Iris, Pink Hollyhocks in a great Christmas card with sparkly pink ink - love the ink Rane_Grow.
From: Jodie74, two types of lettuce and spinach in a very cute card.
From: Ann KMPSMOM mixed morning glory, MG President Tyler and hardy hibiscus in a really cute card.
From: Pumpkingal, lettuce, hollyhock mix, cleome and blue bird hibiscus in a pretty card.
Thank you to all of your and have a very Merry Christmas!
PerkyBarb Barbara C. Zone 6 Cincinnati Area
I received my first card today. Pseudacris crucifer sent A. tuberosa and compass plant.
I got three cards today!
Thanks roper2008 for the basil and datil pepper seeds and lovely Christmas cactus card.
Thank you Lisa831 for the Thai peppers and beautiful holly card.
Thank you pumpkingal for the rhubarb and lemongrass seeds and awesome Santa Claus card (I'm always a big fan of the Man in Red).
Also, Basil, Lilly, and K.K. would like to thank pumpkingal for the catnip seeds. My last two catnip plants died after Basil ate them down to the ground one too many times. This time I'll try to protect it a bit better!
I received three cards today. What fun! I received from Nancy (NLB52), Lisa (Pumkingal), and Ann (KMPSMOM). In order as listed, they sent:
Tall Sedum and Hardy geranium
Parsley, Dill, Sedum Autumn Joy, and Green Bell Peppers
Wax Begonias (white) and Dill - love them all so thanks to all three of you and Merry Christmas!
What a day it was I got many cards. Wow! very excited.
Lettuce red salad bowl
From rane_grow -cute card
Turkey cowpea beans
Red peter pepper
Tomato vortherm light
hollyhock double white
From NLb52 nancy
From gardendad_2kio Christian
Foxglove red husker's
Calendula field marigold
Mutant marigold unknown
Thank you so much everybody for cute cards and seeds.
Me too! I got 7 cards today. My first day I received them.
Jodie(Jodie74) sent me plenty of zinnia and gaillardia seeds
Lisa(pumpkingal) sent me zinnia orange, gaillardia, black eyed susans and daisy (what a nice selection)
Angelu(yotetrapper) sent me moon & stars watermelon and jarrahdale pumpkin (I have to look these up - am excited for these)
Iris(rane_grow) - fanfare blanket flower
Lynn(fearadun) - gaillardia (red/yellow), mutant marigold, calendula (unique card)
Ellie(farmergirl) - canna , zinnia and gaillardia
Katie(redthreaddiy) - canna, balloon flower and gaillardia (I will check out your website soon - I like that you put what type it is in your own seed packet like half - hardy - I think I messed up some seeds before due to that)
I'm excited to start wintersowing. I thank you so much for the nice cards and seeds. I will attach all these cards to my wall...
Thank you Kym for setting this up. It involves a lot of time to organize this.
I will have various zinnias and gaillardia. =-) Hope they will flower the first year.
I got 3 more cards today!
I also got one from Otis and Thor (Such cutties too). thanks
Lois (Odin and Thor) (I forgot to write the seeds before throwing in my stash)
Dan the Mailman ��" larkspur
Yotrapper ��"marigold, Ruds, and dianthus (The dianthus will be great. Maybe in my large urns?)
Jodie 74 Thyme and 2 types of daisy
Thanks everyone! I am waiting for payday to get my stamps then my cards will go out,
Thanks goes out to pumpkingal for the nice card and lavender Rose Of Sharon seeds. This is great to get all the cards and seeds to boot!
Today I received a really cute card from Micyrey (Michelle) along with Morning Glory seeds and Cleome seeds. Thanks so much Micyrey!
PerkyBarb Barbara c.
OK here we go again:
MissMojo - Liatris Seeds in a wonderful handmade card.
not-the-green-thumb (Erica) really cute handmade card with cucumber and green bean bush seeds.
Flowergirl134 - Hibiscus - 2 different & Hollyhock seeds in a pretty card with Horses !
Beauswatch (Joyce) Red Texas Star Hibiscus and Lemon Basil in a pretty card.
Thanks to all of you and a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all!!!!!
Sorry about that!
Today I received 2 envelopes:
Frances Coffill, Hibiscus seeds, Thanks so much.
Carolynp, Nasturium, Snap Pea and Sugar Peas - TY
Thanks to both of you and Merry Christmas!