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WANTED: Annual Spring Sprinbank Park Plant Swap

Posted by nyssaman Z6 ON (My Page) on
Tue, Mar 30, 10 at 15:13

Hi Everyone...It has been a couple months since I have been in here...I have gone back a few pages to see if anyone has organized a swap for the London area. I can't see anything, so if no one has organized anything yet, may I propose the Annual Springbank Park Plant Swap....Let the games begin........


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RE:Annual Spring Sprinbank Park Plant Swap

  • Posted by bev_w 6a Vienna ON (My Page) on
    Tue, Mar 30, 10 at 20:52

Thanks, Jeff. Springbank (the "usual" spot) has worked pretty well the past couple of years. Now we need to fix a date.

Last year we had it on Sunday May 31, after the May holiday. The corresponding date this year would be Sunday May 30th.

Possible dates:

Sat May 15
Sun May 16
Sat May 29
Sun May 30

I vote for Sunday May 30. Start time 11 a.m. Potluck lunch, same as last year.

We'll need a "hold the spot" volunteer again this year. This is the person who arrives early to make sure the picnic area doesn't get taken by another group.

Bev


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RE: WANTED: Annual Spring Sprinbank Park Plant Swap

woohoo!!
it's about time this thing got underway :)
My vote is also for May 30. Would hold the spot but have the GKs until 10:30ish and then would just get there by 11. (sorry)


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RE: WANTED: Annual Spring Sprinbank Park Plant Swap

HELLO ALL: Glad to see that there will be another swap this year but I unfortunately cannot atttend on the MAY 30TH date that you are suggesting. I will be taking part in the Cystic Fibrosis- Great Strides walk with our team as I did last year but this year has a new and later start time;so by the time we finished and I got to London I'm afraid it would not work.If by chance the swap ends up being on an alternate date I will be there.Happy gardening. Ross.


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  • Posted by bev_w 6a Vienna ON (My Page) on
    Thu, Apr 1, 10 at 20:24

Well I'm okay with any of the four days listed. Ross, what's your preference? And GG, do you have a best alternate?

Where's BlueIris, Signet, Bill, Gardeng8, Lovinlife, flowergirl, mom_of_three, frogged, Barb_from_London?

Any newbies? That would be nice!


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I am fine with any other day also. If we continue with this weather then the garde-n will be up early anyway.

Luckynes13--hope you see this and can join in! :)


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May 30 looks like it will work for us.

Bill


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I'd like to join in. But I won't know until the day is set and planned. I like that it is on a Sunday, My husband works Saturdays and he would want to go too.


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RE: WANTD: Annual Spring Sprinbank Park Plant Swap

Could we announce this on the Gardening forum on Facebook too?
Or my Yahoo group The Ontario Garden Post?

Here is a link that might be useful: Gardeners London Ontario Zone 6a


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May 30 is fine with me, also the other dates. If you want, I can go hold the site. Just let me know what time I should get there by....


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Hello all, I'm ok with any of the dates. I'm really looking forward to this rite of spring! It'll be so nice to see you all again. I'll have lots of short plants on offer, I really want to focus more on taller plants to have more of an impact in my not so big (part-shade) yard.


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just bumping :)


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Sounds great to me! I can make myself free for any of the dates mentioned. I look forward to seeing everyone again as I had a great time last year as a newbie! I highly recommend this event to any other newbies out there! Time to look around the garden to see what is popping up and needing thinnning! See you all soon! Carol


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I will maybe have some heirloom tomatoes to trade.
Ailsa Craig, a great salad tomato originating from Scotland.
San Marzano plum tomato, maybe the elite of plum tomatoes. Cherry tomatoes also.
plus some herbs to share.

Here is a link that might be useful: San Marzano Tomatoes


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Ooh.. I can actually go this year! I normally see this posting, and pout, because I always work through whatever date you guys have it on.

This year, I'm off! So count two more in! Myself, and my little sprout who's given me the year off!

Whoohoo!

And.. *shuffles* I'll try to bring some things. I didn't label my WS containers very well.. so I don't really know what I have. But Im sure theres some divisions I can make in the garden.

Looking forward to it, whatever date!


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  • Posted by bev_w 6a Vienna ON (My Page) on
    Wed, Apr 7, 10 at 17:15

Signet: Where are you? You're the founder of this event!

Barb: Thanks for the help on "reserve" duty. Last year I arrived at about 8:30 a.m., with lawn chair, magazines and setup "stuff". And a warm jacket. It was sure cold...

We're still missing several regulars...


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RE: WANTED: Annual Spring Sprinbank Park Plant Swap

Iam quite sure there will be a few red(foliage) varigated Cana Lilies available.

I believe someone asked for one,could yo refresh my memory ,Please.

Bill


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List of seeds I have....Let me know what you are interested in and I will try to propagate it for you. Some seeds are in very small numbers and will not be traded but most I have plenty of.

Seeds - April 08 /2010
Agapanthus africanus - Lily of the Nile
Amaranth "Love Lies Bleeding"
Aquilegia - Pink Columbine
Aquilegia canadensis - Native columbine
Aristilochia fimbriata
Aristilochia littoralis
Asclepias curassavica - Tropical Milkweed
Basella alba - Climbing Spinach
Bauhinia hookeri - Mountain Ebony
Bauhinia monandra - Pink Orchid Tree
Bauhinia tomentosa - Yellow Orchid Tree
Bauhinia yunnanensis – Saigon Orchid Vine
Beaumontia grandiflora – Easter Lily Vine, Herald’s Trumpet
Black Beauty Dahlia
Brugmansia sanguinea
Caesalpinia pulcherrina – Pride of Barbados
Cananga odorata -YlangYlang
Canna flaccidas – Florida Canna
Castilleja - Indian Paintbrush
Cephalaphora aromatica
Chelone lyonii "Hot Lips"
Chilopsis linearis – Desert Willow
Cleome
Cleome hassleriana - Pink Cleome
Crotalaria cunninghamii – Regal Birdflower
Cynara cardunculus – Cardoon
Darlingtonia californica - Cobra Lily
Delphinium glaucum - Tall larkspur
Dietes bicolor – African Iris, Peacock flower
Double Marigold
Eccremocarpus scaber - Chilean Glory Vine
Gaillardia "Orange & Lemons" - Blanketflower
Gelsenium sempervirens – Carolina Jasmine
Gerbera jamesonii – Yellow Gerbera Daisy
Gerbera jamesonii – Red Gerbera Daisy
Gunnera chilensis
Gunnera manicata
Helianthus maximilianii - Maximilian Sunflower
Helianthus divaricatus – Woodland Sunflower
Hibiscus acetosella – Red Shield
Hibiscus Cannibus
Hibiscus coccineus – scarlet rose mallow
Hibiscus moscheutos - Hardy Hibiscus Old Yella
Hibiscus moscheutos – Hardy Hibiscus Red
Hibiscus moscheutos - Hardy Hibiscus White
Hybiscus syriacus - Rose of Sharon "Double Pink"
Impomea quamoclit – Red Cypress vine
Inula racemosa 'Sonnenspeer' - Pushkarmoola
Ipomoea - Jamie Lynn x2 x3 Japanese Morning Glory
Ipomoea - Purple Shibori Flaked – Japanese Morning Glory
Ipomoea lobata - Fire Cracker Vine
Kniphofia Uvaria - Red Hot Poker
Lablab purpureus - Hyacinth Bean "Ruby Moon"
Lagerstroemia speciosa -Crape Myrtle " Centennial Spirit " may not come true
Lagerstroemia speciosa - Crape Myrtle "Catawba" purple
Lagerstroemia speciosa - Crape Myrtle "Dynomite" Red
Lagerstroemia speciosa - Crape Myrtle "Red Rocket"
Leonotis leonorus - Lions Tail
Leucanthemum x superbum - Shasta daisy
Liatris spicata – Blazing Star
Lobelia cardinalis – Cardinal Flower
Lychnis chalcedonica - Maltese cross
Magnolia grandiflora - Not Hardy
Meconopsis Betonicifolia - Himalayan Blue Poppy
Monarda fistulosa – Bee Balm
Nicotiana sanderae - Nicotiana "Saratoga mix"
Nicotiana x sanderae - Nicotiana "Baby Bella" Red
Pandorea jasminoides – Pink Bower Vine
Pandorea jasminoides alba – White Bower Vine
Paulownia tomentosa - Empress Tree
Petunia axillaris - White petunia
Podranea ricasoliana –Pink Trumpet Vine
Rudbeckia hirta – Gloriosa daisy
Sabal Minor "McCurtain County Oklahoma"
Sabal Minor LA
Salvia Coccineum – Scarlet or Texas Sage
Salvia splendens Yvonne Giant Salvia - Red
Sapium sebiferum – Chinese Tallow Tree
Senna hebecarpa - Wild Senna
Sesbania punicea – Rattlebox, Black Acacia
Solanum ovigerum - Easter Egg Plant
Spilanthes oleracea - Eyeball plant
Stemmadenia litoralis – Milky Way Tree
Symphyotrichum patens - Purple Aster
Talinum paniculatum - Jewel of Opar
Tecoma stans – Yellow Trumpetbush
Tropaeolum peregrinum - Canary Bird Vine
Uniola paniculata – Sea Oats
Verbena hastata - Blue Vervain
Vernonia noveboracensis – New York Ironweed


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RE: WANTED: Annual Spring Sprinbank Park Plant Swap

So do we have an actual date yet? Let's get a date so that we can include everyone (or as many as possible)
The next best date is the 16th but it will mean that the gardens may not be up enough to see what we have to swap, and it might be a bit cooler too. :) (that just means we will have to bring lots of hot dishes to the potluck!! :))


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Looks like I may also have some black pearl peppers to swap if they keep growing.
I can only come if it is on a Sunday though.


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  • Posted by bev_w 6a Vienna ON (My Page) on
    Sun, Apr 11, 10 at 21:02

Based on the responses so far it looks like Sunday May 30 would be the best date for the most people. If no one strenuously objects, let's fix the date.

Jeff, where did you go? Are you okay with that?

Bev


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RE: swap list offerings

  • Posted by bev_w 6a Vienna ON (My Page) on
    Sun, Apr 11, 10 at 21:11

It looks like I'll have the following plants to offer:

Achillea sibirica var. camtschatica 'Love Parade'
Amaranthus "Dreadlocks" seedlings
Amaranthus "Golden Giant" seedlings
Amaranthus "Velvet Curtains" seedlings
Blue fescue (probably from "Elijah blue)
Bouteloua gracilis (Blue Grama grass)
Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'
Callirhoe involucrata (poppy mallow / prairie cups)
Centranthus ruber (red valerian)
Chrysanthemum weyrichii ‘White Bomb’
Common boneset
common white valerian (aggressive)
Creeping Thyme 'Doone Valley'
Dalea purpurea (purple prairie clover) seedlings
Doronicum (Leopard's Bane)
Elymus arenarius (Blue Lyme Grass) very aggressive
Eremurus (foxtail lily) volunteers (small)
Fibigia clypeata (Roman Shields) volunteers (small)
Gaillardia "burgundy" (perennial) seedlings
Kniphofia (orange) side shoots
Lavender stoechas (spanish lavender)
Levisticum officinale Comfrey (common)
Lunaria annua volunteers
Matricaria (tanacetum) "white ball"
Melica transsilvanica 'Red Spires' (Melic grass)
Monarda fistulosa (wild bergamot)
Nepeta "Walkers Low"
Nicotiana mutabilis
Nicotiana alata
Penstemon Digitalis
Phlox divaricata (woodland phlox) purple
Phlox paniculata white (probably from "David")
Phuopsis stylosa
Physostegia virginiana (Obedient Plant) pink
Pycnanthemum (Virginia Mtn. Mint)
Ratibida pinnata (tall yellow Coneflower)
Salix alba 'Vitellina' (golden willow)
Salix irrorata (bluestem willow)
Salix triandra 'Black Maul'
Salvia "blue queen" side shoots
Salvia, sclarea v. Turkestanica (white clary sage)
Sedum telephium (orpine)
Silphium perfoliatum (cup plant) side shoots
Solidago rigida (Stiff Goldenrod)
Sophora davidii (seedling)
Symphytum officinale Lovage
Teucrium (wall germander)
Thermopsis caroliniana (seedling – special)
Thymus zygis (spanish thyme)
Tunica Saxifraga (seedlings)
Vernonia altissima (Tall Ironweed)

Anyone else have an early list?

Bev


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RE: WANTED: Annual Spring Sprinbank Park Plant Swap

I have an early, or just for starters list. Just off the top of my head not alphabetically listed.

Coriander
sweet basil
curled chervil/french parsley
english thyme
mint
wormwood (absinthium)
tansy tanacetum vulgare
leeks
chives
goji berry
butterfly bush
black pearl pepper
japanese eggplant
heirloom tomatoes
ailsa craig
san marzano
maybe cherry
yellow pear.

i am looking for ornamental grasses, grape vines, strawberry plants, raspberry,blueberry, currant, hosta, clematis, rose, different kinds of mints, french tarragon,
perennials, you nameit.


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RE: WANTED: Annual Spring Sprinbank Park Plant Swap

Sunday May 30 Bev...I am okay with that...Sun May 30th it is..


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Okay Sun. May 30! Now to get a move on out there. I just haven't done much other than look around a bit.

Bev--I forget how many of the candytuft I said I have but will look tomorrow after work. I think it was about four small ones and a bigger one. Let me know how many you want, and we can go from there for the trade.


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  • Posted by bev_w 6a Vienna ON (My Page) on
    Tue, Apr 13, 10 at 11:26

Additions:

Anthemis tinctoria (Golden Marguerite) 2 hefty volunteers. voted one of top ten plants for beneficial insects: http://www.organicgardening.com/feature/0,7518,s1-2-10-90,00.html

Heliopsis helianthoides 'Loraine Sunshine' 4 good-sized divisions, nice variegation

Lois, re: candytuft. I'd be happy with just one larger one.

Heading back out now to keep pottin' up...

- Bev


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Would love to be part of your spring swap .I recently moved and starting over due to the sudden loss of my dear hubby.
I dont have any plants but sure I can come up with some things to swap or if anyone as any ideas I would be very greatful.


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Skraps, so sorry to hear of your loss. My sympathies to you.
Have you moved close to us in the London area? We would love to have you at the swap again.
do you have any garde n related things...garde ning magazines, old mini blinds (for making plant tags), unused pots, seeds that you could try and start now so they might be big enough by the time May 30th comes around?
Maybe others could think of other things, but if not then come and join us anyway--potlucks are always fun you know! :)
(You just might go home with some plants anyway)


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bev

Bev, I will set aside the larger candytuft seedling for you. How about the Tunica Saxifraga in trade?

It will be a few days before I will be able to post a first list of trades. I hope it stays nice! :)


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  • Posted by signet z6 S.W. Ont (My Page) on
    Wed, Apr 14, 10 at 19:59

Hi Everyone , I see you are well underway making arrangements for the spring swap . Hope you all have a wonderful time . Situation here does not allow me to attend this year but I will be thinking of you all.

Skraps , so sorry to hear about the passing of your husband and your subsequent move . Life sure has a way of throwing curve balls at us doesn't it .

You can be sure , all these lovely people will welcome you to the swap .....and if they have a gamblers circle .....well you just never know what might be available there ... there are always tons of plants looking for a good home LOL !

If you are in the London area and have a garden and are looking for plants, contact me privately . I would be more than glad to offer you some plants. I have oodles... way too many really .

Hope to hear from you

Signet


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Oh no, Signet--so sorry to hear that you can't make it!! after all like Bev said...you are the founder of this event.

well after a tour of the yard today and not a real good look as I was in a hurry, I have a really tiny list. :) Many of my plants are second year WS or things from the swaps the last couple of years that I am not ready to divide yet.
So far:
--three or four small perennial candytuft seedlings (second year)
--one Aruncus aethusifolius (dwarf goatsbeard)-grows 8-12" tall
--one lady's mantle seedling (probably second year)-nice little size.
--cranesbill-NOID I received this at a swap several years ago and although it has no ID, it is a very nice one that clumps nicely and doesn't get too big-- has nice pink flowers
--rooted (and potted up) brugmansia cuttings
--feverfew
--paper birch tree seedling-approx 14-15" tall
--rose of sharon approx 15-18"tall--(2)
--bergenia--(1)

that's it for now...hopefully more soon :)


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  • Posted by bev_w 6a Vienna ON (My Page) on
    Thu, Apr 15, 10 at 21:29

I have to take two things off my list:
-Nicotiana mutabilis
- Amaranthus "dreadlocks"

And one really nice addition. Last fall I mound-layered ("stooled") my climbing hydrangea and now I have two nicely rooted sections. I'll make one available for trade.

Signet-- so sad you're not coming to the swap. If you want to do some trades, maybe someone could do and pickup and delivery for you...

- Bev


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Yikes, it's cold today...had a very quick walk around the garden and see these items up for trading:
-Blue Azure allium
-lady's mantle
-purple monkshood
-Autumn Joy sedum
-stella d'oro daylily
-red Stella? daylily
-wood's pink dwarf aster
-variegated hosta (few different ones...forgot names)
-Karl Forster grass
-variegated Ice Dance sedge
-white anemone (spring flowering)
-pink anemone (fall flowering)
-Moonshine yarrow -very well behaved
-flowering almond cutting (x2)
-dwarf Korean lilac cutting (x1)
-wooley lanbsear
-Lime Ricky heuchera
-Obsidian heuchera
-Purple Palace heuchera
-lilac cuttings (probably purple)
-blue pincushion (scabiosa)
-red maltese cross

More items to come...when I can spend more than a few minutes outside!

Looking forward to seeing everyone again, Carol

Bev, I would be interested in your Kniphofia (orange) and white phlox...do I have anything you might be interested in?

Greylady Gardener, I would be interested in your Candytuft and cranesbill. Is there anything on my list that we could do a trade?


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Hi gardeng8, so glad you are able to come to the swap this year. I would be happy to set aside the candytuft and the cranesbill for you. I would be interested in your obsidian and lime rickey heucheras. (I love the ones I got last year! :)) please let me know if that is okay with you. thanks! :)


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  • Posted by bev_w 6a Vienna ON (My Page) on
    Sat, Apr 17, 10 at 16:52

Hi Carol / GardenG8:
How about my White Phlox and Orange Kniphofia in return for your Woods Pink Aster and the Heuchera 'Lime Rickey'? - Bev


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RE: Looking for...

  • Posted by bev_w 6a Vienna ON (My Page) on
    Sat, Apr 17, 10 at 19:28

Does anyone have a rhododendron that might be rooted by the end of May? I'm looking for any variety that will grow to at least six feet. The flower colour is not important.

Also, does anyone have a dwarf conifer (spruce, juniper, false cypress, pine, fir) that they want to get rid of?

Bev


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Greylady Gardener: setting aside obsidian and lime rickey heuchera for you with thanks

Bev W: setting aside Woods Pink aster and lime rickey heuchera for you with thanks

Looking forward to this event again and seeing everyone!


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To gardeng8: if there is anything you're interested in from the list below, could we trade for any or all of the blue monkshood, Ice Dance sedge, or white spring anemome?

Here's a small list of stuff for trade, hope to expand it later:

PLANTS

American Allspice - Calycanthus floridus - about 3' tall, blooming size, from seed collected at John Bartram's house in Pennsylvania (early American botanist) - good for sun or part shade (I'm getting a new Calycanthus in and won't have room for this one) - strange red flowers, North American native shrub

Sinocalycanthus chinensis - Chinese Allspice - this is a seedling started this year (has large white flowers instead of red)

Ilex verticillata (dwarf variety) - male and female shrubs - a deciduous native holly known as winterberry, showy red berries in winter, small shrubs, probably will max out at about 4' tall - need male to pollinate female

Achillea "Moonshine" - pale yellow umbels of flowers over very long period in summer, drought tolerant, full sun best- large blooming size plants available

Philodendron selloum - Large (3') indoor plant, looks great in tropical theme containers outdoors in summer, very large deeply incised glossy green leaves

Musa zebrina - red striped banana - in rough shape now, but should recover once outdoors in warmth and full sun

Cestrum nocturnum - Night flowering Jessamine - small very fragrant white flowers open in evening - Central American plant, good for summer containers, about 3' tall now

Wulfenia baldaccii (seedlings) - shady rock garden plant, glossy evergreen leaves, intense lilac-blue flowers - Albanian wildflower

Jicama - aka Mexican Potato, Mexican Yam Bean - legume that forms sweet crispy tubers, can be eaten raw or in soups, stews, stir fries, it is high beta-carotene, B complex, vitamin C, calcium, iron, fibre and potassium, low fat. Three seedlings available.

SEEDS

Japanese Striped Corn - Zea mays 'Japonica' - Ornamental, striped foliage corn plant - JL Hudson seed, only a few seeds available

Tomato 'Black from Tula' - Black tomato variety,heritage tomato, JL Hudson seed - apparently very flavourful - only a few seeds available

Pepper 'Fish' - heirloom African-American hot pepper variety, variegated foliage, JL Hudson seed, only a few seeds available

Hydrangea quercifolia - Oak-Leaved Hydrangea - large oak-shaped leaves, conical flower heads somewhat like a peegee hydrangea, North American native shrub

Cosmos peucedanifolius - Hardy Cosmos - probably not that hardy for us (some sources list to minus 5 celsius), but might be able to overwinter it in well drained soil given some winter protection of crown - apparently about 30" tall, lavender pink cosmos flower - only a few seeds available


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Barb from London: I will set aside blue monkshood, Ice Dance sedge, & white spring anemome perhaps, in trade for a male and female ilex? I understand that these are shrubs and you may want something else in trade. Let me know. Thanks, Carol


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thanks for the trade Carol :)
gg


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RE: WANTED: lamium

Does anyone have any lamium?
the kind with the pretty little silvery leaves and the pink flowers?


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RE: WANTED: Annual Spring Sprinbank Park Plant Swap

Hi Y'all

I have a few things to trade. The list may grow later no doubt.

-Raspberries (spring and fall crop variety)
-strawberries (spring crop)
-Rose of Sharon (blue about 18" tall)
-Monkshood (blue)
-various Hostas
-white phlox
-evening primrose (yellow)
-small painter's pallet
-Peony - Edulis Superbra
-Peony - Aerie (more blush pink than white)
-Perennnial Orchid (not sure of true name: grows about 4-5' tall semi shade, sun, self seeds, pink orchid flowers)

Wanted: Purple Sweet Flag (the tall 4' tall Ontario native iris with purlple-blue flowers - I have the yellow version for trade as well.

Luckynes13 I'd be interested in the Goji berry and yellow pear tomato if you see anything of interest to you.

Barb - the Musa Zebrina is also of interest.

Look forward to seeing everyone again May 30th.

-Chris


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Chris - could we swap the Musa zebrina for Monkshood and/or a raspberry?


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a couple of things to add to the list below:
**chives
**garlic chives
**small hosta--I believe it is one called 'gold edger'

--three or four small perennial candytuft seedlings (second year)-TAKEN-unless I find more
--one Aruncus aethusifolius (dwarf goatsbeard)-grows 8-12" tall

--one lady's mantle seedling (probably second year)-nice little size.
--cranesbill-NOID I received this at a swap several years ago and although it has no ID, it is a very nice one that clumps nicely and doesn't get too big-- has nice pink flowers --one to gardeng8

--rooted (and potted up) brugmansia cuttings
--feverfew

--betula white birch tree seedling-approx 14-15" tall
--rose of sharon approx 15-18"tall--(2)
--bergenia--(1)


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I'm kind of worried about coming empty handed. *Grins* I promise I'll provide for the potluck.. (Do you have a thread? Or do we just bring what we feel like bringing?)

But a quick tour around my garden shows that I have quite a few 'common' things to share. If they're wanted. But .. as I say, nothing all that fancy.

I have some peach colour irises.
Sedum ~ a dark burgundy flower
Tickseed
What I think might be Geranium clarkei.. maybe someone can identify for me
Lupins (WS seedlings, and volunteers)
Lavender volunteers
Jacob's Ladder
Phlox
Bee Balm

I have lots in WS containers.. not sure how well they're going to do. But looking good for poppies, digitalis, and more lupines.

Let me know if I shouldn't bring something. As I say, Im aware a lot of this stuff is 'everyday' kinds of things


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Hey Didz! Don't worry about a thing. It is very slow and quiet right now but it is very early also, so not much is moving. It usually picks up about the beginning of May or shortly after. Just list what you have and eventually someone will see it and ask about a trade. If not then I bring the stuff that doesn't go in a prearranged swap to put in the 'gambler's circle'. A lot will go then.
As far as the pot luck goes, we usually will talk about that when we get closer to the date. We just kind of say what we are bringing so that we get an idea of what is coming.

Is there anything on my list so far that you would be interested in for your Jacob's ladder?

gg


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Forgot!!

Adding 'Solomon's seal' to the list


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hey Chris,
I would be interested in some peony, and hosta.
I also have Amaranth love Lies Bleeding, raspberry, black pearl pepper, and agastache blue fortune to add to my list.


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luckynes

I am interested in the agastache blue fortune. Do I have anything of interest to you?


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Hey GG, thanks for reassuring me! *Grins* I'll be sure to bring something yummy for the potluck to make up for the lack of 'shareables'.

And yeah! I've got quite a few Jacob's Ladder! I can't tell you the variety, but it's sky blue flowers.

I'd love one or a couple of the brug cuttings! I had a huge one, but I never took cuttings and I lost if a few years back. Lesson learned.

The dwarf goats beard looks cool too. Hmmm.. I'll keep looking around. I might have something else to offer.

Do hellabores divide nicely?? I have a big one.


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GG I would love the birch seedling, always wanted one.


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Barb - I tried messaging you off list asking if you minded if I dropped the raspberries off early. However in case you missed it I want to confirm the swap.

Luckynes - yes to the trade for your Goji Berry and tomato for Hosta and Peony. Which peony are you interested in? What type of Hostas (big leaf, small leaf, blue leaf, grean leaf, stripped leaf? etc). I can provide more specific cultivar names if you want them.

Chris.


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Hi Chris,

I sent an email back - did you not receive it? I don't mind you dropping off the raspberries early. I'll try emailing you with my address again.


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luckynes & didz

luckynes--I will set aside the birch seedling in ex for your agastache blue fortune. thank you :)

didz--I will pick out some brugs for you in ex for your Jacob's ladder, and will also set aside the dwarf goat's beard--don't think the hellebores appreciate dividing--I could be wrong :) are there any seedlings around it? If not then we will work something out later thank you :)

off to work now
happy gardening and potting up, everyone


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RE: WANTED: Annual Spring Sprinbank Park Plant Swap

Hi Chris,

Just checking if you received the latest email or not.

Barb


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I should have some native bush honeysuckle · Diervilla Lonicera ...These are not the foreign invasive ones . They are sprouting up around the mother plant... I think I have 4 -5 of them


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RE: WANTED: Peony - Edulis Superbra

Hi Chris I am interested in your Peony - Edulis Superbra

Cheers

Jeff


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RE: WANTED: Eremurus (foxtail lily) volunteers (small)

Hi Bev,

Still getting stuff together...I don't need this much this year as I am putting in an Organic Garden this year...I am interested in the Eremurus (foxtail lily) volunteers (small).


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  • Posted by bev_w 6a Vienna ON (My Page) on
    Tue, Apr 27, 10 at 9:43

Some additions to my offer list:

- Hydrangea anomala subsp petiolaris (climbing hydrangea) from stooled cutting, in 4" pot
- Nepeta subsellis (Japanese catmint)
- Linum perenne (Perennial Flax / Blue flax)

Barb, I'm interested in your Cestrum nocturnum and Calycanthus (native one)...

Jeff: I have a TON of little Eremurus volunteers and three larger ones. I'll pot up a bunch of the small ones and put your name on a couple of the bigger ones. In return, could I have one of those native bush honeysuckles (Diervilla lonicera)?

Also, I just heard from BlueIris/Heather from London. She can't make the swap this year.

Here's my revised, current list:

Achillia sibirica "Love Parade"
Amaranthus "Dreadlocks" seedling
Amaranthus "Velvet Curtains" seedling
Anthemis tinctoria (Golden Marguerite) http://www.organicgardening.com/feature/0,7518,s1-2-10-90,00.html
Blue fescue (probably from "Elijah blue)
Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'
Callirhoe involucrata (poppy mallow / prairie cups)
Centranthus ruber (red valerian)
Chrysanthemum "white bomb"
Chrysanthemum weyrichii ‘White Bomb’
Common boneset
common white valerian (aggressive)
Creeping Thyme 'Doone Valley'
Dalea purpurea (purple prairie clover) seedlings
Doronicum (Leopard's Bane)
Elymus arenarius (Blue Lyme Grass) very aggressive
Eremurus (foxtail lily) volunteers (small)
Fibigia clypeata (Roman Shields) volunteers (small)
Gaillardia "burgundy" (perennial) seedlings
Heliopsis helianthoides 'Loraine Sunshine' 4 good-sized divisions
Hydrangea anomala subsp petiolaris (climbing hydrangea)
Kniphofia (orange) side shoots
Lavender stoechas (spanish lavender)
Lavender angustifolia probably Munstead (4" pots)
Levisticum officinale Comfrey (common)
Linum perenne (Perennial Flax / Blue flax)
Lunaria annua volunteers
Matricaria (tanacetum) "white ball"
Monarda fistulosa (wild bergamot)
Nepeta "Walkers Low"
Nepeta subsellis (Japanese catmint)
Nicotiana alata
Nicotiana mutabilis
Penstemon Digitalis
Phlox divaricata (woodland phlox) purple
Phuopsis stylosa
Physostegia virginiana (Obedient Plant) pink
Pycnanthemum (Virginia Mtn. Mint)
Ratibida pinnata (tall yellow Coneflower)
Salix alba 'Vitellina' (golden willow)
Salix irrorata (bluestem willow)
Salix triandra 'Black Maul'
Salvia "blue queen" side shoots
Salvia, sclarea v. Turkestanica (white clary sage)
Sedum telephium (orpine)
Silphium perfoliatum (cup plant) side shoots
Solidago rigida (Stiff Goldenrod)
Sophora davidii (seedlings)
Symphytum officinale Lovage
Teucrium (wall germander)
Thermopsis caroliniana (seedling – special)
Thymus zygis (spanish thyme)
Tunica Saxifraga (seedlings)
Vernonia altissima (Tall Ironweed)

- Bev


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Hi Bev,

Great, I'm glad they'll be going to a good home... In exchange, how about the following;

Chrysanthemum weyrichii ‘White Bomb’
Nicotiana mutabilis
Nicotiana alata
Phlox divaricata (woodland phlox) purple

Also, I forgot to mention I have Stylophorum diphyllum (Wood Poppy), a native wildflower, available as well. Bright golden flowers from now until almost June, takes shade to part sun, these plants are volunteers from my original seedlings, obtained many years ago from a seed exchange.

If you could let me know if the above exchange is good for you I would greatly appreciate it.

Thanks,
Barb


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Hi Chris,
I would like the Peony - Edulis Superbra I have only 2 hosta plants. A blue green one and a striped one. So if you could give me a different one from those two, it would be great.

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  • Posted by bev_w 6a Vienna ON (My Page) on
    Wed, Apr 28, 10 at 22:28

Hi Barb,
Sounds good. I'll pot up the phlox and the 'bomb and set aside the two niki varieties. Yes, I'd be happy to have some native wood poppy along with the Calycanthus and Cestrum. I grew some Cestrum nocturnum this spring from seed, but the plants did not thrive. I think I have one little guy still hanging on. A mature plant (or even a small but robust one) would be great.

Bev


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Hi Bev - if you have any Eremurus volunteers left I'd love one as well as your secret on how to grow them. I've ordered them a few times and they never seem to over-winter well.

Nes - Edulis Superbra is no problem. My named hostas are mostly smaller leaved ones in white and green strip combinations. I have a larger one that I really like but was given it without a name that is green with a striking yellow streak. Another one would have medium green leaves and be fairly large (though not as big as the really giant varieties). You say you have a blue one so I'll skip those. Knowing whether you'd like a large or small sized leaf and what color the stripped one is you have would help me pick one for you. Thanks.
Chris.


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  • Posted by bev_w 6a Vienna ON (My Page) on
    Thu, Apr 29, 10 at 16:54

Chris, I'll pot up some more Eremurus for you. They're going about four or five in a 4" pot. No need for a trade.

Hmmm. What's my secret for Eremurus? They need absolutely perfect drainage in the winter. No clay, no flooding, no wet. They need moisture in the early season when they are growing up green, but after flowering, no water. At planting time I amended the soil all around each tuber with soft rock phosphate, but bone meal would be fine. Don't use mulch. They are heavy feeders, so I give them two doses of compost tea spiked with some fish emulsion and liquid kelp in the spring, one when they're about 3 or 4" tall, and another about now (they're about 14" tall now). I should have deadheaded them last year, I guess. All the babies are nice, though, and the plants seem much stronger than last spring. Must be the dry winter we had.

Hope this helps.

- Bev


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Thanks Bev..

Chris did you catch my post regarding the pink peony

cheers

Jeff


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just a couple of more things for my list:

--creeping thyme--not sure of the name, but it is the completley flat kind.

--russian sage volunteer-in a pot with good roots

--achillea-cerise queen

--small pot of hosta--NOID

--three baby rhubarb plants in one pot-apparently self sown

--I also have been pulling out little seedlings and thinking that they sure looked familiar--I am now pretty sure that they are from my Ivory Silk Lilac tree (since they are growing between the flagstones under it! :))--I still have several that I haven't pulled that are about 2" tall.

--clustered bellflower--dark purple

--geranium sanguineum


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  • Posted by signet z6 S.W. Ont (My Page) on
    Sat, May 1, 10 at 12:40

Hi all ,

Well I have been watching the goings on , wishing I could make it and am wondering if I can somehow work a few trades to be done some time other than the planned swap date cuz I just cant make it there that day.

Grey lady .. I am interested in your russian sage volunteer-in a pot with good roots , Ivory Silk Lilac tree volunteers ( can I ask what color your bloom is please?) and the clustered bellflower--dark purple What might you like in trade? maybe easier if you email me privately to not confuse this trade with the swap

Didzgarden - I am very interested in your peach iris ( do you have lots ?) I would really like about 5 or 6 corms if possible .What might you like in trade? maybe easier if you email me privately to not confuse this trade with the swap

Capehlke - I am interested in your perennial orchid . I used to have one ....it disappeared. What might you like in trade? maybe easier if you email me privately to not confuse this trade with the swap

BarbfromLondon- I am interested in your allspice bush if it has not been claimed already . What might you like in trade? maybe easier if you email me privately to not confuse this trade with the swap

And lastly I am looking for bluebells, hyacinths, autumn crocus , perennial blue salvia . If anyone has any of these to trade please contact me .and lets see if we can work a trade .

Thanks so much for considering trading even though I cant be there for the swap

Signet


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Greylady-gardener, can you describe the small hosta to me ,I might be interested.
I will know on Monday what we have to trade.

Bill


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signet

sent an e-mail to the address that you have on your page


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bill

Hi Bill, I am not sure if it is small hosta or if it is just small because it was a piece from another one and it hasn't grown big yet. I think the hosta is one that is a variegated green and white, but not sure as the leaves are just about to open up. It is one of those situations where I put it in and was sure I would remember what it was and where it came from.....a casualty of my hurrying while moving them. I could probably tell you more is a few days when it 'unfurls' :)


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pink lily of the valley
white violets with mauve centre


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Sorry Signet, the native allspice shrub is already spoken for. I do still have a seedling of the chinese allspice shrub available - unlike the native, it has white flowers.

Updated List:

Sinocalycanthus chinensis - Chinese Allspice - this is a seedling started this year (has large white flowers instead of red)

Achillea "Moonshine" - pale yellow umbels of flowers over very long period in summer, drought tolerant, full sun best- large blooming size plants available

Wulfenia baldaccii (seedlings) - shady rock garden plant, glossy evergreen leaves, intense lilac-blue flowers - Albanian wildflower

Stylophorum diphyllum - Wood Poppy - golden yellow flowers freely produced from early spring to summer, takes shade to part shade, endangered native wildflower (my seedlings are volunteers from garden plants only)

SEEDS

Japanese Striped Corn - Zea mays 'Japonica' - Ornamental, striped foliage corn plant - JL Hudson seed, only a few seeds available

Tomato 'Black from Tula' - Black tomato variety,heritage tomato, JL Hudson seed - apparently very flavourful - only a few seeds available

Pepper 'Fish' - heirloom African-American hot pepper variety, variegated foliage, JL Hudson seed, only a few seeds available

Hydrangea quercifolia - Oak-Leaved Hydrangea - large oak-shaped leaves, conical flower heads somewhat like a peegee hydrangea, North American native shrub

Puya mirabilis - an unusual terrestrial bromeliad from Argentina, apparently easy to grow in containers - only a few seeds available


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RE: Signet / Heather wanting to swap

  • Posted by bev_w 6a Vienna ON (My Page) on
    Sun, May 2, 10 at 17:32

Why don't we make an area for Signet on the day, and collect the plants for her to be delivered by one kind volunteer. That way we don't need to make three or four separate trips out to Appin. The person who drops them off can bring Heather's stuff back to London (or a spot that is convenient for everyone) where they can be picked up conveniently.

Also, I'd be interested in swapping for small yoghurt containers (the "hard plastic" kind) or nice stepping stones or bags of triple mix or potting mix (not seed starter).

- Bev


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  • Posted by signet z6 S.W. Ont (My Page) on
    Mon, May 3, 10 at 20:49

Hi again all,

That is a nice suggestion Bev but I dont want to put anyone out. I can pick up trades possibly the week after the swap unless someone really wants to come to my place to see my gardens ( they have grown LOL !) .

My son is getting married you see and I have committments on the day of the swap and then again a couple of weeks later.

I have only heard back from Greylady and BarbfromLondon so far so there may not be much to pick up anyway.

Greylady , I will send you a list of what I have to trade shortly ..been so busy I apologise .

Oh, a question please to the someone who either gave me or put in the gamblers circle a plant called Pink Octopus last year. Can anyone tell me what kind of plant this is ? the tag doesn't say anything more than " pink octopus". I dont think it flowered last year at least I dont remember it flowering so I am looking forward to seeing it bloom this year . I am guessing here but maybe it is in the bellflower family ? It has spread quite nicely too .

Oh and Rosco if you are reading this , my original Japanese Kerria has finally bloomed !!!!! Whoo Hoo ! It only is two stems and I only have about 4 blooms but it bloomed! I am so excited . The one you gave me last year is doing well but no blooms this year .

Signet


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I just wanted to let you know that the hosta is unfurling and I thing the leaves are green with a narrow white edging


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signet

no problem....just let me know when you can :)


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did you ever see my post where I asked for the tunica saxifraga seedlings in exchange for the perennial candytuft?


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  • Posted by bev_w 6a Vienna ON (My Page) on
    Mon, May 3, 10 at 23:16

GG: sorry. Yes, no problem for the tunica.

Signet: the "Pink Octopus" is a campanula. Tolerates any soil, any light. Spreads. Not to be given your choice garden real estate...


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Thanks Bev, looking forward to it.


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Hi Signet, I tried sending you an e-mail but I'm not sure if it worked. Of course you can have as many orchid seedlings as you'd like. I was wondering if among all your wonderful plant collections you had Blue sweet flag (ontario native iris).


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Well here it is three weeks tomorrow until the swap and we are still missing some regulars. Also blueiris/Heather--sorry you can't make it now.
Here is my list with some additions on the bottom.

**chives
**garlic chives
**small hosta--I believe it is one called 'gold edger'
--three or four small perennial candytuft seedlings (second year)--BEV & GARDENG8 (may be more available)
--one Aruncus aethusifolius (dwarf goatsbeard)-grows 8-12" tall--DIDZGARDEN
--one lady's mantle seedling (probably second year)-nice little size.
--cranesbill-NOID I received this at a swap several years ago and although it has no ID, it is a very nice one that clumps nicely and doesn't get too big-- has nice pink flowers -- one to GARDENG8 still more available
--rooted (and potted up) brugmansia cuttings--DIDZGARDEN
--feverfew
--betula white birch tree seedling-approx 14-15" tall--LUCKYNES
--rose of sharon approx 15-18"tall--(1)
--bergenia--(1)
--creeping thyme--not sure of the name, but it is the completely flat kind.
--russian sage volunteer-in a pot with good roots--SIGNET
--achillea-cerise queen--few
--small pot of hosta--NOID
--three baby rhubarb plants in one pot-apparently self sown
--I also have been pulling out little seedlings and thinking that they sure looked familiar--I am now pretty sure that they are from my Ivory Silk Lilac tree (since they are growing between the flagstones under it! :))--I still have several that I haven't pulled that are about 2" tall.--pot to SIGNET (few more available)
--clustered bellflowers--dark purple--one to SIGNET
--geranium sanguineum
--pink lily of the valley
--white violets with mauve centre
--violet--'freckles'

**hibiscus--red shield-healthy seedling--about 2" tall now
**tomato seedling--vitagold
**phlox--tall-pink
**phlox--tall-white with pink centre
**iris--yellow-short(approx 10-12")
**feverfew
**tulipa tarda
**hosta (medium) not sure of name--given to me as a NOID-very pretty right now and I can provide a pic if you would like. It is light green with a dark blue/green edge, but in the summer it goes to a solid medium green


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Yikes, it's still cold today...had a very quick walk around the garden and see these items up for trading:
-Blue Azure allium
-lady's mantle
-purple monkshood
-Autumn Joy sedum
-stella d'oro daylily
-red Stella? daylily
-wood's pink dwarf aster
-variegated hosta (few different ones...forgot names)
-Karl Forster grass
-variegated Ice Dance sedge
-white anemone (spring flowering)
-pink anemone (fall flowering)
-Moonshine yarrow -very well behaved
-flowering almond cutting (x2)
-dwarf Korean lilac cutting (x1)
-wooley lanbsear
-Lime Ricky heuchera
-Obsidian heuchera
-Purple Palace heuchera
-lilac cuttings (probably purple)
-blue pincushion (scabiosa)
-red maltese cross

In Addition to these I also have:

-blue-eyed grass (small)
-sanguisorba (Burnet)
-med-tall variegated sedum
-'firecracker' lysmachia(well-behaved burgundy-yellow flowers
-blue flax (small volunteers)
-burgundy euphorbia (small volunteers)
-variegated soloman's seal
-kalimeris incisa-variegated
-1 purple sandcherry (small volunteer)
-1 smoke bush (small voluntter)
-octopus campanula (from last year's trade)-grows well
-honeysuckle (volunteers)
-black scallop ajuga
-king edward yarrow (dwarf yellow)
-'fiona coghill' leucanthemum (few only)
-double leucanthemum (few only)
-'white swan" echinacea

In addition to that I will bring an appetizer finger food...bacon/tomato cups.

Now if someone could bring some warmth and nice weather!!!

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Hi Carol, would there be anything on my list (just above yours) that you would take for another of your kalimeris incisa-variegated? I was so looking forward to this year with the one I got from you last year and it doesn't seem to have made it through the winter. thanks :)


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Greylady-gardener...I'm sorry to hear that the kalimeris didn't overwinter for you. I am happy to replace last year's (clearly) faulty one for you. I would like to trade something for your pink lily of the valley. Is there anything else that I have that might tempt you into a trade?


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gardeng8, could you set aside the variegated solomon's seal for me as well as the carex, anenome, and monskhood in exchange for the two ilex bushes?

greyladygardener, is there anything from my list you'd be interested in trading for any or all of your tulipa tarda, tall pink phlox, or tall white/pink eyed phlox?


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hi Carol, don't think that the plant was faulty! I probably just planted it in the wrong spot or something. I wondered if there was a sign of something coming but still not sure. I would be happy to trade the pink LOTV for the new one. I am just happy to get it.
Now is there something else on my list that you would like for your King Edward yarrow?
let me know

BTW glad to see you are bringing the bacon tomato cups again--they were good! :)


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Barb from London

Hi Barb,
will set them aside for you, and would be interested in your Wulfenia baldaccii (seedlings) and the pepper fish seeds.
Let me know if this is okay
thanks


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Grey-lady Gardener: I will gladly set aside some King Edward Yarrow for red hibiscus if it isn't spoken for(although you may want something more for this one)...and will pot up some kalimeris

Barb from London: Setting aside white anemone, carex, monkshood and variegated soloman's seal

Thank you in advance,

Carol


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gardeng8 and barb

thank you both for the trades :)


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  • Posted by signet z6 S.W. Ont (My Page) on
    Tue, May 11, 10 at 23:32

Hi Capelke ,

Sorry I didnt get an email from you ? I am interested in trading but I am afraid I dont have any blue sweet flag. I will of course keep my eyes open for you but I guess I will have to pass on the trade. Thanks though .

Signet


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  • Posted by bev_w 6a Vienna ON (My Page) on
    Thu, May 13, 10 at 9:21

Carol/GardenG8, if you still have some King Edward Yarrow and Lime Rickey Heuchera available, I'm interested. Anything on my lists you'd like?

-Bev


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Hi Bev_w: I have a lime rickey Heuchera with your name on it already...I'll set aside a King Edward yarrow. Do you want another lime rickey heuchera? I would be interested in either of your amaranthus (Dreadlocks or velvet curtains) if it is still available. Thanks, Carol


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  • Posted by bev_w 6a Vienna ON (My Page) on
    Thu, May 13, 10 at 22:42

Sorry, I forgot... wow my brain is getting rickety. I DO have a spreadsheet with your trade on it.

I wouldn't mind two of the Lime Rickey heucheras. Which two Amaranth would you like? I can put the "Golden Giant" Amaranthus back on my list. They've come along nicely.


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Bev_w: two lime rickey's coming up! Would you mind setting aside a Golden Giant and a Dreadlocks amaranthus for me! Thanks in advance.

I'll be away all weekend...so I'll check in on Monday. Supposed to be great weather-wise...so have a great weekend everyone! Carol


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just a couple of additions to my list:

--two small divisions of my hosta--'Hadspen's blue'

--clematis 'prairie traveller's joy'****please note that this is a very aggressive vine*** and would be best in a spot that can take some "coverage"

--dark leafed ivy--(not sure but it may be Baltic)

I do now have pics of the hostas that I am offering as NOIDs in case anyone wants to see them.


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  • Posted by bev_w 6a Vienna ON (My Page) on
    Fri, May 14, 10 at 23:15

GG, would you trade with me for both divisions of the blue hosta? Any picks from my list?
- Bev


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Hi Bev, I would love to have some of your "Chrysanthemum weyrichii ‘White Bomb’" and will set aside the 'Hadspen blue(s)' for you. I love this hosta.....one of my favourites. :)


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still too chilly for me to do much out there so far this morning but in looking around, I have found a couple of more things. I have shoots coming up around my "annabelle hydran*gea" that need to be dug out and I also found (amongst the hydran*gea) a "small evergreen seedling". I am not sure what it is, but the only other evergreen really close to it is my neighbour's cedar ....but at about 8 or 9 inches tall it doesn't look like a cedar. There is a dwarf Alberta spruce a ways away from it so it could possibly be that....no guarantees.


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hoping that this will work --trying to show a pic of one of the NOID hostas that I am offering:

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okay.....nevermind! LOL
it really is nice but you will either have to believe me or contact me for a pic....sending in an e-mail....that I can do haha


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  • Posted by bev_w 6a Vienna ON (My Page) on
    Sun, May 16, 10 at 21:06

GG, here you go:



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thanks Bev, I really wish I could get the hang of posting pics.


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luckynes

is there something on my list that you would trade for your 'english thyme'?


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  • Posted by bev_w 6a Vienna ON (My Page) on
    Tue, May 18, 10 at 8:34

GG, I wouldn't mind a hunk of that noid hosta, pictured above.
I have two kinds of thyme: "Doone Valley" which is a nice, low bi-coloured variety; and a basic Mother-of-Thyme, which grows taller. You can have one of each if you like. LMK.


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Sure Bev, I will pot you up a hunk and I would love a piece of both the thymes.....thanks! :)


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RE:my NOID hosta

I dug it up this afternoon and it was a lot bigger than I thought! Bev, I have a really decent sized one potted up for you.
I have replanted a big one back in the spot that it was and have planted a smaller one in another spot. I am giving a piece to my daughter (if she wants it) and that still leaves one of a nice size, so there is still one available.


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Just wanted to post my updated plant list, as some things are now out and I took a couple of things off.

**chives
**garlic chives
--three or four small perennial candytuft seedlings (second year(at least))--BEV & GARDENG8
--one Aruncus aethusifolius (dwarf goatsbeard)-DIDZGARDEN
--cranesbill-NOID I received this at a swap several years ago and although it has no ID, it is a very nice one that clumps nicely and doesn't get too big-- has nice pink flowers -- one to GARDENG8 AND SIGNET
--rooted (and potted up) brugmansia cuttings--DIDZGARDEN
--feverfew
--betula white birch tree seedling-approx 14-15" tall--LUCKYNES
--rose of sharon approx 15-18"tall--(1)
--bergenia--(1)
--creeping thyme--not sure of the name, but it is the completely flat kind.
--achillea-cerise queen--few
--small pot of hosta--NOID--green with thin white edging (not the curly leafed kind)
--three baby rhubarb plants in one pot-apparently self sown
--Ivory silk lilac tree seedlings about 2" tall.--SIGNET (couple more available)
--clustered bellflowers--dark purple--SIGNET--couple more trades available
--geranium sanguineum
--pink lily of the valley--CAROL
--white violets with mauve centre
--violet--'freckles'
**hibiscus--red shield-healthy seedling--about 2" tall now--SIGNET AND CAROL (OUT)
**tomato seedling--vitagold (this is red, not yellow)
**phlox--tall-pink --BARB
**phlox--tall-white with pink centre--BARB (OUT)
**iris--yellow-short(approx 10-12")
**feverfew
**tulipa tarda--BARB AND SIGNET (OUT)
**hosta (medium) rec’d as a NOID—see pic—BEV and one still available
**hydrangea-‘annabelle—SIGNET and one still available
**dark ivy-possibly Baltic
**two small divisions of my hosta ‘Hadspen’s blue—BEV(OUT)
**small evergreen seedling


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Hi everyone! Just checking in and reposting my rather sparse trade list. If I promised you something and forgot, please hit me over the head. I don't think I have any trades except with Signet and Greylady Gardener. But if I do, as I said. Please remind me.

Also, Im wondering if I can bring a friend. She's promised to bring something yummy to eat. And I believe she'll have a few things to trade. I hope no one minds. I promise I'll addict her to these boards. *Grins*

OK.. so my trade list.

Peach colour irises. Signet
Sedum ~ a dark burgundy flower
Tickseed
Lupins (WS seedlings, and volunteers)
Lavender volunteers
Jacob's Ladder Greylady-Gardener
Phlox
Bee Balm
Hosta (I think it might be earth angel, it *Looks* like that anyway.)
Echinops Ritro
Nepita
Ajuga (Tonnes! Its growing in my grass, and I'd like to rip it out.)
Evening Primrose
Berginia
Chocolate mint

And, does anyone have any idea what this is? It's an ideal ground cover, if you don't mind them a bit taller. (About a foot) Very lush, blooms white little butter cups that sway in the breeze. I have tonnes!


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Hello everyone,
I'm sad that I can't make it to the swap, I'll miss seeing you. It's always so nice to talk with others who share my passion for gardening and desire to get still more plants!t Bev has kindly agreed to bring my swaps over to my house at the end of the event and my husband Matt will drop of my contributions to swaps at the beginning - is it still an 11am start?

So here goes - I hope it's not too too late to organize a few trades. A lot of what I have on offer is fairly common pass along plants, but there are a few named varieties in the mix. Thanks for looking! I'll post my wishful plants in a second post.

Blues-purples:
* purple moss phlox
* mazus reptans - groundcover with lilac flowers
* black leafed violet
* royal purple columbine
* purple veronica/speedwell 'Eveline' 12-20"
* purple dwarf veronica/speedwell 'Royal Candles' 8-12"
* ‘Blue Clips’ bellflower
* native asters
* Siberian iris

Pinks-reds:
* palest pink Canon J Went toadflax
* hot pink phlox (spring leaves are var. burgundy)
* dusty rose columbine
* maiden pinks
* pale pink lilies (still small - from seed)
* pale pink yarrow
* hot pink rose campion
* scarlet bugler
* red bee balm
* orange turban lilies

Yellows:
* yellow black eyed Susans
* yellow willow leaf sunflower 4-5’ (warning spreads, but divine leaves)
* yellow hawkweed - as Bev knows I try to sell this one, it's got great burgundy variegated leaves and it blooms it's heart out for well over a month, and often again in the fall, it self seeds but only about a dozen a year for me, and they’re easy to yank

Whites:
* ‘White Swan’ Echinacea
* white armeria alba (2)
* white Solomon’s seal
* white feverfew

Foliage:
* artemisia "Nana"
* dark green creeping Jenny
* chartreuse creeping Jenny
* lamb's ears
* giant ferns - 3'+ tall
* red clover from the Gaspe peninsula
* burgundy ajuga
* periwinkle
* spotted common lungwort (blue flowers in spring)
* ‘Autumn Joy’ sedum
* fernbush
* saltbush
* santolina
* downy wood mint

Edibles:
* French tarragon
* oregano
* nodding onion
* garlic chives
* English mint 3’ tall

Shrub:
* rose of Sharon

Winter sown seedlings:
* double white columbine
* red/yellow Canadian columbine seedlings
* orange/mix wallflowers
* scarlet gillia/ ipomopsis/
* sky blue penstemon
* blue peach leaved bellflower
* red/white sweet William


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wishful plants from Springbank Plant Swap

Hello all!

I have so missed all the trading back and forth, it's so much part of my spring, sharing plants and garden talk. I have to shift my back yard east side as we raise that bed, and vacate the thankfully sparsely planted west side to make room for a new garage. This made me think swapping might be a bad idea this year - moving things twice or more sounded like too much work. However there is a fair bit of space out front that has opened up since we had to tear out the front 3 metres last year because of water/road works. As you'll see I've been happily scanning the posts so far for possible trades, but I've no doubt missed some of what's already been traded. So please forgive me if I'm asking for something that's already taken. I know it's really late to be starting this, but I hope you'll understand. I'm mainly looking for 20" or higher plants, or thymes to go in a gravel/stone patio. Thanks so much for considering me for trades :-)

Hi Gardeng8/Carol: Do you have any more of either the purple monkshood or the variegated Solomon's seal? I think you may have traded these already, but I live in hope. Is there anything of mine that you would like for them or your red Stella daylily, flowering almond cutting, or double leucanthemum?

Hey greylady-gardener/Lois, I'm really hoping that I have something you like, the clematis 'prairie traveller's joy' sounds perfect for screening the neighbours porch next to the gravel driveway which will keep it in check, or for your 'annabelle' hydrangea, phlox tall white with pink centre, iris yellow short, or creeping thyme. I have some of the lamium with pink flowers that you were looking for earlier.

Hi Barb from London, do you still have some of the Hydrangea quercifolia - Oak-Leaved Hydrangea, or the native wood poppy? Hopefully I have something of interest to you!

Great talking with you Bev, thanks for the thyme and other things we discussed, if you find stuff on my list I'd also love some of your: Phlox divaricata woodland purple, and Nepeta subsellis (for my aunt Marilyn)

Greetings didzgarden! I'd love some of your tickseed, phlox (what colour is it?) and your geranium clarkei if it is white if something in my list tempts you?

Hi capehlke/Chris, the Monkshood that I received from you other years is doing great, but it's so lovely that I'm hoping for more! I'd also like some of your phlox if you like some things from my list.

Hello lyckynes13 Nes, I think we've met on the Full Circle and OntarioGardenPost groups a few times! (I go by 'senonce' on those sites). I'd love some of your English thyme - I have a couple things that you were looking for earlier: French tarragon & mint.

Hey Nyssaman/Jeff how goes? I was so worried about the upheavals in the backyard that I didn't start any annual salvias from seed - do you by chance have any scheduled for the gambler's circle? Or for that matter any Impomea quamoclit – Red Cypress vine or Ipomoea - Purple Shibori Flaked? Hope I have something that tickles your fancy!

Thanks again for reading these really long posts, and considering trading with me.

Happy long weekend gardening - and hopefully sipping favourite beverages.
Heather / blueiris3


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Hi blueiris,

Just wanted to make sure you realize - the Hydrangea quercifolia is seed, not a plant (yet!) - I would be glad to trade the seed and a wood poppy for either a pink phlox or a fern.

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Hi everyone, I'll be there this year again. I'm starting this late but here it goes:

Daylily 'Frans Hals'
Daylily 'Autumn Red'
Campanula 'Blue Clips'
Gloriosa Daisy
Echinacea purpurea
Pink Bleeding Heart
Peony, bright pink
Speedwell/Veronica, blue
Leopard's Bane
Red Bee Balm
Heliopsis Loraine Sunshine
Hosta 'Blue Cadet'
Red currant (40 cm)(1)
Crab apple (50 cm) (1)
Rose of Sharon, white with burgundy center (10 - 20 cm) (3)
Aquilegia vulgaris, purple (1)
LA Hybrid Lily 'Iceberg', small bulbs
Chives
Fall aster, purple (NOID at this point, but looks similar to 'Wood's Purple')...When I bought this plant, the name tag said aster tongolensis 'Star of Wartburg' but I just googled it today first time after all these years I've had it, and it is definitely not that. Some of you have traded this with me...I'm very sorry for the wrong name I have given, even if it was unintentional. I hate when this happens. Everyone concerned feel free to pick something else in its place to rectify the mistake.

Merja


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Merja and Didzgarden

  • Posted by bev_w 6a Vienna ON (My Page) on
    Fri, May 21, 10 at 23:08

Merja: I'd love a bulb or two of your "Iceberg" lily. Do you like anything from my list?

Didz: That looks like Sweet Woodruff / Gallium Odoratum. Blooming now in my garden.

- Bev


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Hi Barb, Oops - I had forgotten that it was a seed, I'd still like it though! I've set aside a pink phlox and a fern for you.

I'm adding some Achillea 'The Pearl' to my list of available trades. I got a piece from Signet a few years back. It has lovely double white flowers - a lot like feverfew on steroids, it blooms for months, but it is trying to take over the universe!


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Merja

Hi Merja, if there is something you like on my list I'd also love a bulb or two of the "Iceberg" lily.


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Blueiris3

Heather,

Im second guessing the name of the Geranium Clarkei. It's the picture I posted up above. I don't think that's geranium. Bev suggested it might be woodruff, but in looking at the description online, Im not sure that's it either. I'll bring whatever it is to the swap. Identified or not, I've certainly got a lot of it. Its yours if you still want some.

But definitely the tickseed. I'll pot some up for you when this rain stops. The phlox is the typical hot pink one. Nothing fancy, but all yours.

I'd love the mazus reptans, and the red bee balm if thats OK.


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Merja

Id love some of your pink bleeding heart, and bright pink peony.

Anything from my ~ rather limited ~ list you'd like in trade?


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Reposting List

Did a quick update. Im hoping to have a better update after this weekend. If this rain stops and I can get out there and do some gardening!

Peach colour irises. Signet
Sedum ~ a dark burgundy flower
Tickseed Blueiris3
Lupins (WS seedlings, and volunteers)
Lavender volunteers
Jacob's Ladder Greylady-Gardener
Phlox Blueiris3
Bee Balm Pink
Hosta (I think it might be earth angel, it *Looks* like that anyway.)
Echinops Ritro
Nepita
Ajuga (Tonnes! Its growing in my grass, and I'd like to rip it out.)
Green Hellebore (two)
Mystery Plant Blueiris3


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Bev: I'll bring 5 small bulbs of 'Iceberg' lily for you. I would love some eremurus volunteers, if ok.

Blueiris: I'll bring 5 small bulbs of'Iceberg' lily for you also. What kind of Siberian iris do you have? Does it have a big flower or is it small flowered older variety? And is orange turban lily different than my orange Tiger lily (lilium lancifolium, I believe it is)?

Didzgarden: I will bring pink Bleeding Heart and peony for you. I would like to have your hosta (maybe 'Earth Angel'), maybe couble pieces of it, if ok.


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Didzgarden & Merja

Hello!

Didzgarden - could I change from mystery plant to a Lupin seedling? I've set aside the mazus reptans, and the red bee balm for you!

Merja - I'm trying to ID the turban lily, I seem to have two kinds both with fuzzy stems - the smaller one has opposite leaves, the much taller other one (3'+ already) has the starburst pattern of leaves like an asiatic lily, with a much thicker stem, and it gets black berries below the leaves later in the year. My Siberian iris is the fairly common one with small intensely blue flowers. I hope these are interesting to you.


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  • Posted by signet z6 S.W. Ont (My Page) on
    Sat, May 22, 10 at 16:16

Hi all,

First let me say a huge thanks to Greylady for babsitting Barbfromlondon's plants and offering to deliver them to the swap for me . I really appreciate it . I have to add a trillium to Barb's requested plants though ( got that message after I got home on Tuesday)

Second , Greylady , I came home on Tuesday and discovered your Jerusalem Artichoke sitting by the edge of the driveway :?* Hopefully you will come for a visit and can get it then , if not I have it potted and will try to get it to you asap after the wedding .

Thirdly Ditzgarden...I would love to trade for a couple of other items if possible .....some of your Lupins please . Color doesnt matter . I LOVE LUPINS ...comes from when I lived in Newfoundland as a kid . I am also interested in your hosta "Earth Angel" Hope we can work something out . A hellebore would be nice too as the one I got last year didnt make it .

By the way , your plant picture looks like a crosswort to me . Not sure of the particular cultivar name but the leaves definitely look like crosswort.

Blueiris . Just an aside , does your black leafed violet look like this ?
http://www.anniesannuals.com/signs/v - z/images/viola_labrodorica_purpurea.JPG
Then I believe it to be a Labrador violet and I am not sure but you may have gotten it from me at a previous swap.

Also wondering , did the Monkshood I gave you when you and your hubby visited not survive ? let me know , I can replace it if you like .

It is unfortunate that you are having to do your gardens all over they were so pretty ..whew ! what a big job but with a new street, a new garage and new gardens....wow! and if your garden gate is any indication (gorgeous work done by your hubby by the way ) your garage and gardens will be totally lovely when finished ...

Signet


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Well Heather/blueiris I am happy to see you here. I was a 'bit' concerned about you after hearing from you and then finding that you weren't coming. Glad that you are okay and wanting to do some trading. :) but will miss seeing you and chatting :)
I can pot up some clematis PTJ, annabelle hydrangea, short yellow iris and creeping thyme for you, but I am afraid that the tall white phlox with the pink eye is spoken for as I only had one. (sorry)
Would you be willing to trade your:
--purple veronica/speedwell 'Eveline' 12-20"
--purple dwarf veronica/speedwell 'Royal Candles' 8-12"
--white armeria alba
--red/yellow Canadian columbine seedlings (funny thing about you having these--I was out walking the dogs this afternoon and saw them at a neighbour's at Pt. Franks and said to my DH that I loved them and wished that I had some :))--anyway let me know if this is okay with you for a trade.


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signet

Hi Heather, I think you must have potted up the Jeruselum artichoke for someone else. :) I was however missing one thing so will send you an e-mail


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blueiris--again :)

sorry forgot to thank you for the offer of the pink lamium, but I did get some from signet. Is yours' the very light pink one? ...or the darker purplish flowered one?
I got the light pink one from signet but I would like to also find the purple one....think it is called something with red in the name even though it is definitely not red.
could send you an pic in an e-mail if you are not sure. :)
gg


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gald to see that you are coming :)
Is the NOID aster a shorter one like the wood's purple? If it is then do you see anything on my list that you would take for some?


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Hi Signet! Yes, that's just what the black leafed violet looks like, but I just got it from a neighbour up the street. Great to know that it's a Labrador violet. The monkshood you gave me is doing great - even rallying after transplanting the first time to make way for the new half of the east fence, hopefully it'll do just as well when we move it again as we raise the bed up a foot!! I just love the look of monkshood so much that I'm hoping to get even more - it's hard to find blues/purples that late in the season. Does anyone have any suggestions for a white or pale yellow plant to put next to it for contrast? It's a big year for upheaval in my gardens, but the new fence looks fabulous, and the new garage will be a huge improvement over the original! My DH does lovely work - my birthday present is a gorgeous one of a kind music/cello stand made with three different kinds of wood.

Hi Greylady-gardener! All those trades sound great to me, glad to provide you with the Canadian columbine that you were lusting after! No problem about the phlox, I came late to the trades... I have a tiny piece of the purple flowered lamium, if it survives and multiplies this year I'll set some aside for you next year - it got trompled on during the fence building :-(


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Signet

Not a problem with the lupins. I wintersow some every year. There's something so 'happy' about them! Im in love too. Got them set aside for you.

And.. *Sheepish* you have Jerusalem Artichoke?! *Grins* It wasn't me you potted him up for. But if have any others.. you know.. just kicking around... I'd *love* one. I've always wanted to try it. Is it really all that invasive? I heard it's best to keep it in a container.

Re: Crosswort. I don't know.. I looked online, and that doesn't seem to be it either! *Shakes head* It really is a mystery plant!

Hosta and Hellebore added to yours. :o)


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GRAYLADY-GARDENER: Thank you, GG. :) My aster grows abut 50 cm tall, so I guess it is not Wood's Purple since it seems to be shorter. Flower is similar.

BLUEIRIS: I think I have both the Siberian iris and orange turban lily. Could I get Canadian columbine seedlings instead?

Merja


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Merja

  • Posted by bev_w 6a Vienna ON (My Page) on
    Sun, May 23, 10 at 17:17

Hi Merja, Just confirming the lily bulbs for some Eremurus volunteers. Thanks!

Also, there was a question about Crosswort. I'm growing Phuopsis stylosa, which goes by the common name of Crosswort. I'd have to print your photo and go out and compare-- the resemblance isn't jumping out at me. It is not invasive-- not even aggressive. I have it in a "difficult" spot, though. It's a good ground cover but it is certainly unpleasant to touch-- kinda "scratchy". By the end of the summer it looks pretty ragged-- it melts out in the heat a bit.


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  • Posted by signet z6 S.W. Ont (My Page) on
    Mon, May 24, 10 at 23:07

Hi Ditzgarden ,

Thanks so much , and yes , I will set aside the Jerusalem artichoke for you . Can you send me a copy of the pic of your mystery plant please. Curiousity has grabbed hold of me .

Blueiris .....ooh you are soooo lucky ....what a wonderful gift your cello stand must be . I used to play cello when I was a very small kid ( in school) well tried to . LOL !

Oh by the way I have some white with pink centered phlox . I will set some aside for you and try to get it to you over the next little while if you like ...no trade necessary it needs to be divided anyway . As for a yellow plant to grow beside the monk's hood my best suggestion would be a very late blooming daylily .

Flowergirl (Merja) sorry I will miss chatting with you this year . You should come out mid July to see the dayliies in bloom ! The Icecap you traded me has increased really well. Cant wait to see it bloom this year .

Signet


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Sun May 30th ....looks like it could be wet....things could change though as it stands....Environment Canada has Sunday being hot & sunny high of 26...The Weather Network has Sunday Wet, 60% cloudy with showers high 21...lol...how is this possible? Are they not all looking at the same maps and data?


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Hi Blue Iris 3: I am happy to trade Monkshood, v. s. seal, red Stella, double leuchothemum, & a fl. almond cutting. Would you still have any of the following: P. moss phlox, mazus retans, r. purple columbine, d. white columbine, or the sky blue penstemon? Any of the above would be happily accepted. See you all on Sunday...fingers crossed for good weather! Carol


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Mystery Plant/ Signet

You're very kind in helping me out. I know I can bring this to the swap and you'll all know right away what this is.

"Oh silly girl. That's a Dandylion!" *laughs*

But it's nice to try to figure it out. Never know.. it might be something some of you would want! (Does anyone want dandylions? I have quite a few.. *Grins*)

I took some more photos. The plant as it grows. Compared to my hand, and a leaf on its own. I really like it, whatever it is. It doesn't hurt to handle, and holds in quite well through the summer.

Thanks for your help!


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Hi Everyone,
I'm reposting/updating my list. Also my sister Marion is again going to be coming. Her list is below. Let me know if you're interested on anything on her list and I'll let her know as well.

MY LIST
-Raspberries (spring and fall crop variety)
-strawberries (spring crop)
-Rose of Sharon (blue about 18" tall)
-Monkshood (blue)
-various Hostas
-white phlox
-evening primrose (yellow)
-Peony - Edulis Superbra
-Peony - Aerie (more blush pink than white)
-Perennnial Orchid (not sure of true name: grows about 4-5' tall semi shade, sun, self seeds, pink orchid flowers)
-small Japanese Quince sucker/cutting


MARION'S LIST
-Tulip Tree Seedlings x2
-Diablo Ninebark
-Raspberries (Everbearing Heritage)
-Jerusalem Artichoke
-climbing hydrangea seedlings/volunteers
-varigated Vinca
-Lamium Shell Pink
-Caryopteris (Bluebeard)
-Chelone obliqua (Pink Turtlehead)
-Helleborus - purlple lady series - volunteers/seedlings
-White Bleeding Heart (2 -two year old seedlings)
-Rudbeckia (Black Eye Susan)
-Corydalis Lutea - yellow
-narcissus (Original Poet's Daffodil)
-Allium - Purple Sensation
-Peony -NOID - early red double flowers
-Black Current (Crandall)
-Thalictirum Delavayi (Hewitt's Devil Metal Rue)
-Shasta Daisy (Alaska)
-Liatris seedlings/volunteers (Purple)


TRADES CONFIRMED (I think? - please let me know if I've missed something)
-From Bev: Eremurus (foxtail lily) volunteers (small). No Trade to recieve.
-Barb_from_London: Musa zebrina for raspberry
-Luckynes13: Big Yellow stripped Hosta & Peony E.Suprbra for Goji Berry and yellow pear tomato.
-Jeff (Nyssaman): Peony Edulis Superbra for Himalayan Blue Poppy or?? Gaillardia "Orange & Lemons"
-Signet: Perrennial Orchid; no trade needed.


NEW TRADES
-Blue Iris (Heather) Yes, I can give you more Monkshood and white phlox. I'd be interested in the hot pink varigated phlox and the Giant Fern you have. Also, you asked about ideas to pair with your blue Monkshood that would contrast - why not another color of Monkshood since you know it grows well in that spot - Pink and White are available. (My pink one is tiny now but in a few years I might be able to split some of it off)

-Varigated Solomon's Seal... Did someone have this to trade? I thought I remembered seeing it but can't find it now.


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capehlke

Would there be anything on my list (somewhere above) that Marion would take for:
**Helleborus - purple lady series - volunteers/seedlings
**White Bleeding Heart (2 -two year old seedlings)

also adding to my list:

**one pot siberian iris
**one asclepias incarnata--'milkmaid'-WS last year and about 10" tall right now.
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didzgarden

your plant is really nice, especially with the bergenia coming up through.

You might end up having to post over on the 'name that plant' forum. I am very interested to know what it is! lol!


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forgot that I also have a small HOS of some red cinquefoil that was WS from some seeds that I received in a swap.


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  • Posted by bev_w 6a Vienna ON (My Page) on
    Tue, May 25, 10 at 13:53

It just has to be a Japanese anemone. Mine is blooming now and the flower and foliage are pretty much identical.


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Bev W..We have a Winner!

Thats It!!! Thank you! I don't think it is a Japanese one, only because I looked that up, and nothing showing fit. But then I just looked up anemone, and up popped my elusive little friend.

Anemone canadensis. Apparently quite common.

OK. So I have Anemone canadensis to swap as well. *Grins*

Bev do you want some as prize?! *Laughs*

Thank you. Play again next week.. when I try to stump you with Queen Anne's Lace. *Grins*


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So here's my updated list. Including the name of the mystery plant. Thanks everyone for your help.

Peach colour irises. Signet
Sedum ~ a dark burgundy flower
Tickseed Blueiris3
Lupins (WS seedlings, and volunteers) Signet Blueiris3
Lavender volunteers
Jacob's Ladder Greylady-Gardener
Phlox Blueiris3
Bee Balm Pink
Hosta (I think it might be earth angel, it *Looks* like that anyway.)flowergirl on Signet
Echinops Ritro
Nepita
Ajuga (Tonnes! Its growing in my grass, and I'd like to rip it out.)
Green Hellebore (two) Signet
Peach colour irises. Signet
Sedum ~ a dark burgundy flower
Tickseed Blueiris3
Lupins (WS seedlings, and volunteers) Signet Blueiris3
Lavender volunteers
Jacob's Ladder Greylady-Gardener
Phlox Blueiris3
Bee Balm Pink
Hosta (I think it might be earth angel, it *Looks* like that anyway.)flowergirl on Signet
Echinops Ritro
Nepita
Ajuga (Tonnes! Its growing in my grass, and I'd like to rip it out.)
Green Hellebore (two) Signet
Anemone canadensis
Ribbon Grass


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I have 2 additions:

*Siberian iris 'White Swirl' (2)
*Walking onion

Daylily 'Frans Hals'
Daylily 'Autumn Red'
Campanula 'Blue Clips'
Gloriosa Daisy
Echinacea purpurea
Pink Bleeding Heart
Peony, bright pink
Speedwell/Veronica, blue
Leopard's Bane
Red Bee Balm
Heliopsis Loraine Sunshine
Hosta 'Blue Cadet'
Red currant (40 cm)(1)
Crab apple (50 cm) (1)
Rose of Sharon, white with burgundy center (10 - 20 cm) (3)
Aquilegia vulgaris, purple (1)
LA Hybrid Lily 'Iceberg', small bulbs
Chives
Fall aster, purple

Merja


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RE: WANTED: Annual Spring Sprinbank Park Plant Swap

Oh Merja, is there anything I could trade you for some walking onion? I was just eyeing those in a gardening book today...


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merja

I would still like the asters...they are so pretty...is there something you would take from my list?


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RE: WANTED: Annual Spring Sprinbank Park Plant Swap

DIDZGARDEN: I'll bring walking onions for you. Would you know if you have any purple lupin seedlings or any other colour than pink for that matter? I have only pink ones.

GRAYLADY-GARDENER: I will bring purple fall aster for you. What kind of Siberian iris do you have?

GARDENG8/CAROL: I am interested in your variegated kalimeris incisa, blue pincushion, variegated Solomon's Seal and Lime Rickey heuchera if you like anything on my list.

CAPEHLKE: I would love to have your peony 'Aerie' and perennial orchid if anything interests you on my list. By the way the pink peony I got from few years ago is one of my favourite peonies. (Gardeng8/Carol is one with variegated Solomon's Seal.)

MARION: I'd be interested in your Helleborus - Purple Lady series, if you like anything on my list.

BARB FROM LONDON: I'd be interested in your stylophorym diphyllum (yellow wood poppy) if you like anything on my list.

LUCKYNES: I see you are looking for currants. I have a red currant if you are interested in trading. Well, I only have red currant bushes...it should be that unless birds brought me a present from a neighbour.

SIGNET: I know, I'm sorry you miss the swap this year...well being there in person. I might just come and see you and your daylilies after mid July. Your garden must be just beautiful then. Good luck with the wedding!

Merja


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Merja

Hi Merja,

I have set aside some Canadian columbine seedlings for you! Thanks for the trade of some Iceberg lily bulbs.

Heather


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Confirming trades

Hello all,

Hooray - the mystery plant is ID'ed!

Here's my round-up of trades so far, if I've missed something please let me know, I need to get busy potting up tomorrow.

* Barb from London: your Hydrangea quercifolia SEEDS & native wood poppy, for my: pink phlox & fern

* Bev: your Phlox divaricata, Nepeta subsellis & thyme for?? what can I send your way?

* capehlke - Chris: your Monkshood & white phlox, for my: hot pink var. phlox, & giant fern
Chris - Please ask Marion if I have anything that she would like for some of her noid Peony? (early red double flowers)

* didzgarden: your Tickseed, Lupines, Phlox, for my: mazus reptans & bee balm & what else would you like - I owe you another plant!! or would you like more of one of these?

* Flowergirl_on Merja: your Iceberg lily bulbs for my Canadian columbine seedlings

* Gardeng8 Carol: your monkshood, red Stella daylily, flowering almond cutting, var. Solomon's seal, & double leucanthemum, for my: P. moss phlox, mazus reptans, r. purple columbine, d. white columbine (seedlings), & sky blue penstemon (seedlings)

* greylady-gardener Lois: your clematis 'prairie traveller's joy', annabelle hydrangea, short yellow iris & creeping thyme, for my: both purple veronicas (eveline & royal candles), white armeria, & Canadian columbine seedlings

Thanks everyone for the trades!! I'm sad to miss this chance to chat with you all, but really glad that I got to arrange some trades anyhow. I'm so looking forward to adding more neat stuff to my flower beds. You are all welcome anytime to see my gardens, just email me a heads up & I'll have the lemonade ready!

Signet - Thanks so much for the white with pink center phlox! Phlox puts up with my tough midday sun and shade at both ends of the day, so I'm running with it.


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RE: WANTED: Annual Spring Sprinbank Park Plant Swap

Didzgarden, your plant is certainly an anemone, but probably Anemone canadensis, a native wildflower. It can be quite an aggressive grower, so it's a good groundcover under trees and other difficult places, but be careful if it's close to less vigorous plants, as it can swamp them in a few years.

Merja, how about your Siberian iris White Swirl for the wood poppy?

capehlke, I'm happy to tell you the Musa is sending up new growth, as you thought it would.

By the way, could someone tell me the best way to find "the usual spot" at Springbank? Every year I come late and just drive until I see everyone sitting around surrounded by plants.... So a refresher on how to find it without these clues would be of some benefit.

Thanks!


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Barb from London

Hey Barb, it is easy to find if you are coming in the 'Storybook gardens entrance' (off commissioners), then turn left at the stop sign and it is just a short distance to the stone cottage on your left.
hope that makes sense but if not then maybe someone else will explain it better. :)


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merja

I believe the siberian iris are the purple ones. I was given four pots last year and I just don't have a home for this one.
let me know if you are interested :)


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RE: WANTED: Annual Spring Sprinbank Park Plant Swap

re-posting my list to make it easier to find. Please let me know if I haven't marked something for you that we have traded for. It is starting to get to that stage where the brain is on overload :)

chives
garlic chives
small hosta--I believe it is one called 'gold edger'
perennial candytuft seedlings (second year)--BEV & GARDENG8
one Aruncus aethusifolius (dwarf goatsbeard)-grows 8-12" tall--DIDZGARDEN
cranesbill-NOID I received this at a swap several years ago and although it has no ID, it is a very nice one that clumps nicely and doesn't get too big-- has nice pink flowers -- one to GARDENG8 AND SIGNET
rooted (and potted up) brugmansia cuttings--DIDZGARDEN
feverfew
betula white birch tree seedling-LUCKYNES
rose of sharon approx 15-18"tall--(1)
creeping thyme--not sure of the name, but it is the completely flat kind.-BLUEIRIS
achillea-cerise queen--few
small pot of hosta--NOID (green with thin white edging)
three baby rhubarb plants in one pot-apparently self sown
Ivory silk lilac tree seedlings about 2" tall.--pot to SIGNET (couple more available)
clustered bellflowers--dark purple-- SIGNET
geranium sanguineum
pink lily of the valley--CAROL
white violets with mauve centre
violet--'freckles'
hibiscus--red shield-healthy seedling--SIGNET AND CAROL(OUT)
tomato seedling--vitagold (this is red..not yellow)
phlox--tall-pink –BARB (OUT)
phlox--tall-white with pink centre--BARB (OUT)
iris--yellow-short(approx 10-12")--BLUEIRIS
feverfew
tulipa tarda--BARB AND SIGNET (OUT)
hosta (medium) rec’d as a NOID—see pic above—BEV and one still available
hydrangea-‘annabelle—SIGNET & BLUEIRIS
dark ivy-possibly Baltic
small evergreen seedling
clematis ‘prairie traveller’s joy(AGGRESSOVE)—SIGNET & BLUEIRIS
cinquefoil-red—WS—small HOS
asclepias incarnata--‘milkmaid’
siberan iris’--probably’ purple
hosta-‘hadspen’s blue—BEV (OUT)


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