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WANTED: Springbank Plant Exchange Page 2

Posted by signet z6 S.W. Ont (My Page) on
Sat, May 14, 11 at 22:26

This is a continuation of the Springbank Plant exchange page -it had reached its limit of messages so here is page 2

Hi Gardeng8 , Thanks for the penstemmon it looks really pretty . Need to know what I can I trade you for it please.

Signet


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Signet

Signet: I would like to try your white phlox with pink eye in exchange for the penstemon pygmaes if you still have any left? Thanks!


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  • Posted by daldak St. Thomas (My Page) on
    Sat, May 14, 11 at 22:41

Rosco: I would love to recieve the little "hardy" hibiscus you've mentioned. Please let me know what I could trade in exchange.

Signet: Unsure if they are a gallon or maybe larger, but I've 4 I've found so far. Thanx for the trout lily.


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A few more items to offer

  • Posted by signet z6 S.W. Ont (My Page) on
    Sun, May 15, 11 at 10:31

I have a few more items to offer if anyone is interested :

Pregnant Onion
Mother of Thousands
Peach color flowered Kalanchoe
Giant Cypress Alternafolis (water plant)

Signet


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  • Posted by daldak St. Thomas (My Page) on
    Sun, May 15, 11 at 11:03

BEV: Is your Eremurus bungei still available? I'd love to take a chance on the two or so year wait to get it to bloom. Please let me know what I could offer.

ROSCO: Just now noticed your offer for the calla corms. I'd love some. Please let me know what I could offer in exchange for some and the hisbiscus.

Additional offers:
Larger (unknown) variety of hosta
plume poppy
bachelor button


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GardenG8: I've written a memo so that I don't forget by next year, but I'm going to keep an eye out for any more bulbs at the store I got these at, You never know, I might get lucky again!


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  • Posted by rosco_p z6a ont.canada (My Page) on
    Sun, May 15, 11 at 14:09

Signet:Thanks for the offer of the Parrot Tulips. I will gladly accept them. What would you like in exchange? Thanks. Ross.


daldak: I will set aside a couple Purple Calla Lilly plants and
the white Hardy Hibiscus seedling for you; how about a Turtle Head plant in exchange! Thanks. Ross.


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  • Posted by daldak St. Thomas (My Page) on
    Sun, May 15, 11 at 17:11

Rosco: Sounds great. I'll put aside a turtle head for you. Thanks Daldak.


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Well I am finally able to post properly so I am going to try and remember what I am supposed to trade. :)

SIGNET--I have a piece of clematis that I 'hope' to root--so far it is looking kind of bad, but with all the rain it may perk up and take root. I will let you know how it goes.
I will set aside the siberian iris 'butter and sugar' for you. Do you have any iris 'pale mauve' left? I would love some if possible.

CAROL--I have set the coleus, oxalis 'charmed wine' and the 'tiny tears' hosta aside for you. Would your oxalis 'iron cross', carex 'the Beatles' and the bloodroot still be available? If so then I would appreciate those in trade if that is good for you.

ROSS--I have a small tulip--early(just finished) that is a very bright scarlet--it is also branching and does multiply nicely...let me know if you are interested. I have also put your name on the foxglove 'dwarf carillon'.
If you still have the mountain bluet, then I would like that in trade if it is alright with you.

BARB--Do you have any of the erigeron 'pink jewel' left? If so, is there anything on my list that interests you?

LILAC IS LOVE--Anything on my list that you are interested in for your 'lemon basil' seedlings?

I guess that is it for now--will we ever get out in the gardens again?? Mine is about to float away! :(


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forgot! :)

BEV--thanks for the trade of the four o'clock 'salmon sunset' seedlings.

Thank you to everyone that has traded with me so far! :)

***my wish list***

--tansy
--'purple' bee balm
--dark leafed tall sedums ex:--'purple emperor' 'matrona', postman's pride' etc.--just a piece pinched off would be welcome.


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  • Posted by rosco_p z6a ont.canada (My Page) on
    Sun, May 15, 11 at 20:50

Lois: I would love to trade you for the branching tulip if possible! I do have Tansy if you would like that in exchange or check out my list..whichever you prefer.
I will pot up some Mountain Bluet for you in trade for the dwarf foxglove.Thank you. Ross

P.S. Lois if you still have a cutting of the White/tinged pink Brugmansia that you had previously offered for trade I would like you to check out my list again... since I last declined your offer I have had to discard two Brugs that I had thought made it through the winter but apparently did not survive. Thanks again. Ross.


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  • Posted by signet z6 S.W. Ont (My Page) on
    Sun, May 15, 11 at 20:56

Hi Greylady, I can fill at least one of your wish list items. I can give you some tansy ....how about that Charles Grimaldi brug cutting you mentioned in an earlier post ? or if not how about moonflower vine--two seedlings in one pot if it is not spoken for or ...how about some of your white creeping phlox in trade ? Unfortunately I dont have purple bee balm , only red and pink. I do have some mauve iris that I will set aside for you for the siberian iris butter and cream .

Daldak can you describe the hosta you have or do you have a picture of it by any chance. It sounds interesting to me as I like the larger ones cuz the small ones just seem to get lost in my gardens. Is it solid green ? varigated ? How big does it get ? What might you like in trade please?

BlueIris
.. would love that french tarragon please( never did get in to pick it up last year ....sorry)what would you like in trade please.

Bev. , Ack I need to ask for some of your costmary pretty pretty please!!!!!!!!!!! , I hadnt even thought about my costmary till I saw your list and then went out to see how mine was doing ..... Mine has disappeared ......what can I trade you for that ? Funny you have better luck with my plants than I do it seems LOL (I am pretty sure that you got the costmary from me at a previous swap) This clay soil here is a killer combined with no water most years .

Lilac, may I please trade you for some of your Chichiquelites . I have never tried these but would like to ....let me know what I could trade you for these please. I wasnt able to get a start of Bridal Wreath Spirea from my friends plant but I did get some cuttings and have set them up to root ....so if they root by the time of the swap ( another month from now ) then they are yours . There are 5 of them .

Rosco p. .. how about either the Ostrich Fern or the Siberian Iris-blue in trade for the tulips?

Rather than compost them , I need to find some homes for some Centaura Dealbata ( a lovely pink bloom ) if any one wants some . No trades necessary .

Signet


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  • Posted by rosco_p z6a ont.canada (My Page) on
    Sun, May 15, 11 at 21:08

SIGNET: I can trade you either of the plants you mentioned for the tulips...your call. Thanks. Ross


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  • Posted by signet z6 S.W. Ont (My Page) on
    Sun, May 15, 11 at 21:24

Ha Ha, that's a tough one Ross....how about you surprise me . Wait till the end of the swapping and whichever one you dont trade away for something else will be the one I want . LOL!

Signet


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Greylady, Do you still have the creeping phlox--mauve? If so, would you like the basil for it?

Signet, I'd be more than happy to trade the Chichiquelites for the bridal wreath.


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Signet, is the Centaura dealbata a scary nuisance? Or is is manageable? I'm trying to establish a meadow/natural/wild garden out in the front 40-- terrible soil and full sun. Do the birds eat the seeds or spread them around?

How about some of your Centaura for some of (your!) Costmary? Remember last year you re-established your costmary from my plant which was originally your plant!

- Bev


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  • Posted by daldak St. Thomas (My Page) on
    Sun, May 15, 11 at 23:39

Signet: Rather than see you toss the centaura dealbata, please pot a few for me.

I'll see what I have in terms of a picture of the larger hosta and will get back to you in terms of the details and a possible trade.


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costmary

  • Posted by signet z6 S.W. Ont (My Page) on
    Mon, May 16, 11 at 1:17

Hi Bev, I dont find the centaura Dealbata a nuisance but I have been growing it for many years ( like 15) and I dont compost perennials if I can help it ...( just cant do it for some reason ???) but I am in need of some room not only for the trades I have made here but for some daylilies I have coming in . I really cant handle anymore gardens so I am having to make the decision to thin things out in some places. Thus the reason I am looking for homes (saves me from having to compost.) It spreads via stolons and perhaps the birds spread some seed around but the birds do love to eat the seeds . I dont know that terrible soil will be a problem as it is a good hardy plant . I love it because in particular it brings the bright yellow wild canaries to the place (for the seeds) . I just love those little yellow and black birds!!!!!!!!

Actually the plant you mentioned me getting from you to reestablish here was the Phuopsis stylosa (Crosswort)that you had received in a previous swap with me and then gave me back to reestablish here LOL ! but that was 2 swaps ago ( I didnt go to the swap last year ) .It seems giving a plant to you is like having a plant bank . LOL ! This time it is doing magnificently well and it is in such crappy soil it isnt funny . It is planted where there once was some sort of driveway so lots of gravel where it is planted. You might want to consider planting some in the spot where you want to put the centurea dealbata. There are two other plants that I swapped with people at previous swaps that I dont have anymore ...just up and disappeared ( maybe cuz we are so open and the winds roar across the property from the farmer's fields ) not sure , but previously I have swapped a native hardy orchid and a vining petunia ..also didnt survive. Whether it was where they were planted or light conditons I have no idea ....they are just gone .

Anyway , Thanks for being willing to take some Centaura in trade for the Costmary but you can just have some . Would you be interested in some small Casa Blanca lily bulbs in trade for the Costmary ? Let me know please and thanks for being willing to reshare the Costmary. Not really sure why mine disappeared but I will try in a new spot this time .

Daldak.....will pot you up some centaurea dealbata as requested.

Please , if anyone else is interested in some c.dealbata , let me know I have lots to share.

Lilac , thanks so much for the swap of the Chichiquelites .Fingers crossed for the rooting of the bridal wreath. I potted them up and actually they have gone from being wilted to standing up already so I may have gotten the cuttings at just the right time to root .

Signet


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RE one last message for tonight

  • Posted by signet z6 S.W. Ont (My Page) on
    Mon, May 16, 11 at 1:21

Just wanted to say thanks everyone for the great trades. I am looking forward to the swap this year ...If it ever stops raining ! Might have to canoe to London if it doesnt .

Signet


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CONFIRMING:

GLG: Thank you for the trades. Setting aside: oxalis iron cross, bloodroot and carex 'the Beatles'.

DALDAK: I would be interested in your Plume Poppy...do you know the colour? Is there anything on my list that you would like in exchange?

SIGNET: I have been looking for Mother of Thousands since last year for my sister who had one years ago and wanted to find it again. I have had no luck at local nurseries...so I was thrilled to see that you had it to offer! Is there anything from my list to trade for your Mother of Thousands?

Also, I would like to try your centaura dealbata....Your bright yellow wild canaries story got me!!!

BARB FROM LONDON: Is there anything on my list that you would like in exchange for your Morning Light miscanthus & your erigeron 'Pink Jewel'?

DIDZGARDEN: Is there anything from my list that you would like in exchange for your orange cosmos?

BLUE IRIS 3: Is there anything from my list that you would like in exchange for your p. baby's breath?


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ROSS--thank you for the mountain bluet in exchange for the foxglove 'dwarf carillon'. I would love the tansy in exchange for the 'frosty pink' brug and the scarlet tulip (just a small pot), if that is good for you. :)

SIGNET--thanks for the offer of the tansy, but I am getting some from Ross. I had two rooted cuttings of 'Charles' and the other day noticed that one had turned black and was 'gone'. :( The other one is not looking good as the upper part of the stalk has died back and it is now only green on the very bottom. I will bring it to you if it survives(freebie :)) If you would still like the white phlox and the moonflower seedlings, let me know and I will take a look at your list.

BTW I do have V. peach brug cuttings and also one that I grew from seed that hasn't flowered for me yet so I can't tell you what it looks like--I got the seed from someone who crossed V. peach and frosty pink.

LILAC--I will pot up some mauve phlox for you--could I change the trade though--please :)? I would like the lemon balm seedlings instead of the lemon basil, if that is okay.

CAROL--thank you very much for the trades! looking forward to them.


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Lois: Thank you for the trade of the Frosty Pink and Tulip for the Tansy. I will be looking forward to these additions to my garden. Ross


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  • Posted by signet z6 S.W. Ont (My Page) on
    Mon, May 16, 11 at 10:55

Hi Gardeng8 , I will pot up a few Mother of thousands for your sister .. how about either the anemone ( pink or white) or the variegated phlox (1 small) in trade ? Potting up some dealbata for you ( thanks for helping me out cuz I really hate to compost my plants !!!!!!!)

Greylady, see if you snooze you lose.....I start to write a message and end up doing other things , come back to the message and then do other things ...by the time I actually post my message it could have been hours since I first read the post request ( thus the tansy offer after Ross has offered too ....sorry Ross) ...not to worry about the brugs , it was just a thought . If you have a piece of your V.peach or the seedling and if I have something that interests you in trade for it that would be great !

If there is anything on my list that catches your eye in trade for the white phlox and or the moonflower seedlings I would like to trade for those too . Thanks so much !

Ditzgarden
would you like some centarea Dealbata ? Please say yes LOL !

Signet


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RE: forgot to ask

  • Posted by signet z6 S.W. Ont (My Page) on
    Mon, May 16, 11 at 11:03

Geez , I wish I were more organized . I wanted to ask if anyone has any of these poppies that they might be willing to trade for ( seeds or plants) . I would be interested in "Patty's Plum" , "Coral Reef" "Flanders" poppy , bread seed poppy , any reds or purples or any at all really. If you have some maybe we can work a trade .

Thanks
Signet


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Hi signet, I have the Flanders Poppy seeds. I haven't started any seedlings though because they don't do well when transplanted.

Greylady- That's just fine. I have some ready and it smells really good! :)


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  • Posted by rosco_p z6a ont.canada (My Page) on
    Mon, May 16, 11 at 11:41

Signet: No problem with the Tansy offering. I figure down your way the weather is probably sunny with temps. hovering around 75 and a nice breeze blowing off the lake...thus the reason you keep leaving the forum to go do a bit of gardening in between trades etc.(Ha Ha) One of these days soon (I am sure we are all hoping) will be just as described. Ross.


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Hi Signet: I'm going out to carve a chunk of the costmary right now. I've got my longjohns on, so it's okay. Wouldn't mind a lily, as you mentioned.

A couple of years ago you got some Downey Wood Mint (Blephilia ciliata) from me, right? That doing okay?

Hi Daldak, For the Eremurus-- I can pot up a couple for you but be sure you have a good spot. They are not the easiest to grow. They're big. They need perfect drainage in the winter, lots of moisture in the spring, and full sun. They are heavy feeders in the early spring and summer, before they bloom. They'd do better in a sheltered spot 'cause they come up very early but are susceptible to late freezes. In return... I'm in need of 2-1/2 or 3 inch pots (the size of the small Astro yoghurt containers). If you have a couple of dozen, that would work.

- Bev


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  • Posted by rosco_p z6a ont.canada (My Page) on
    Mon, May 16, 11 at 15:43

BEV: Have you happened to hear any more word from Jeff on whether or not he will be participating in this years swap?? I always look forward to him being there along with his offerings.Hope he can make it. Ross.


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  • Posted by rosco_p z6a ont.canada (My Page) on
    Mon, May 16, 11 at 15:45

BEV: Have you happened to hear any more word from Jeff on whether or not he will be participating in this years swap?? I always look forward to him being there along with his offerings.Hope he can make it. Ross.


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Ross, the last I heard he was having trouble getting on GW. I don't know what the problem was. He said he would try to create a new username, but that hasn't happened. I'll bug him again on Facebook and by e-mail.

Bev


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Hi again, been having computer issues!

Gardeng8 - how about an aconitum for the Miscanthus and an Erigeron Pink Jewel? The Miscanthus hasn't broken dormancy yet, so I'm including it as a freebie.

greyladygardener - could we trade a coleus for an Erigeron Pink Jewel?

New to Trade:

Shrub - Clethra alnifolia 'Rosea' - still dormant but it is alive!


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Hey Barb, What would you like for that Clethra? I love Clethra!

Bev


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ROSS--thank you for confirming the trade. I am also looking forward to my new additions. :)

BARB--I will set a coleus aside for you in trade for the pink jewel erigeron. thank you :)

SIGNET--I will set the moonflower seedlings and the white phlox aside for you. Do you have any "Small bulbs from lilium Casa Blanca 2 per pot", left? If so I would be interested in them for trade. If not then do you have any more poet's narcissus?
I see that you have borage on your list--I actually gave you comfrey last year. (glad it is doing well) (I love it)

LILAC--thank you for the trade. :)


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SIGNET: Thank you for the Mother of Thousands and the centaurea dealbata. I will set aside the variegated plox...but because it is quite small, I will pot up some white anemone(spring)and pink anemone(fall). My sister will be so surprised as she couldn't find it either (Chatham area)!!!

BARB FROM LONDON: Thank you for the erigeron and the miscanthus. I will set aside some aconitum. I only have the purple left to trade. Is this ok with you?

Thank you everyone so far for all the great trades!


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BEV: Thanx for the foxtail lily. I will look for some small pots in exchange.

GARDENG8: I will pot a plume poppy and check out trade list soon.

SIGNET: As soon as it stops raining I will pot up a larger hosta and hope to take a photo of the colour and so forth.

Additional adds:
red lily
whirl wind hosta (1)
prickly pear cactus (NOT an indoor plant)


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  • Posted by rosco_p z6a ont.canada (My Page) on
    Tue, May 17, 11 at 19:20

So I come to the boards tonight to check out the action and it has been a dead zone all day!! Don't tell me that it is beautiful weather every other place but here and all you folks are still out enjoying the gardening experience in the sun?? I am envious! It is raining quite well here...but at least I was able to make some headway into the weeding this afternoon. I can't believe how many weeds can grow in such a short time.I hope I can keep up. Ross.


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Ross, you actually got to go out and weed?? I am watching my weeds grow by the minute, but am not going out in the rain or cold to pull them out. While it wasn't raining this morning, it was too cold and damp to be out there. I am just not that tough any more. :) the rain started again this afternoon and is supposed to continue until Saturday!


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Bev, how about some Lilium formosanum seedlings in exchange for the Clethra? It is about 4' tall. It just isn't doing well for me in my sandy soil, hopefully you have a place that retains moisture better. The oaks above it probably aren't helping either!
There are some small leaf buds showing life, but at the moment I can't really tell how damaged it is from last year's winter from hell. Expect some dead branches, but a good pruning session should do wonders with it.

BTW, I may be about to try to get the old Kolkwitzia amabilis out of the back yard... It's fully mature, so it would have to be cut back - like the Quince was - and severely root pruned to get it out, assuming it's even possible... It is crowding out my redbud that I grew from seed, and of the two plants I want to retain the redbud. So if I do manage to get it out, are you interested in adopting it? Like I said, it will probably be hacked up like mad but no doubt would recover in time. This is also assuming it ever stops raining long enough to do any work outside!


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BlueIris: Would your yellow evening primrose & penstemon digitalis still be available? Please look through my trade list and advise if we could make a viable trade.

Didzgarden: Would your bergenia still be available? Please look through my trade list and advise if we could make a viable trade.


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Still raining here...

Gardeng8: Regarding a trade for the plume poppy - I'm so indecisive. I'm torn between your:
Blue Azure allium
Lime Rickey heuchera - coral bells
Iron Cross Oxalis - shamrock
castor beans &
astilbe

Is there anything else I could unload on you?!? LOL

Perhaps we could make a couple additional trades. Please advise.

Barb from London: I'm intrigued by your unique houseplants and would love to give each of your selections a try. Is there anything I could provide in exchange from my list?

I notice you mention the sinningia nivalis diphyllum as a perennial though I see the sinningia nivalis as a houseplant. Is there a difference and would the perennial need to be wintered indoors???

Current haves:
turtle heads
sedum (pink)
obedient plant (pink)
rock cress (purple)
saw dust
Larger (unknown)variety of hosta
plume poppy
bachelor button
newspaper
red lily
whirl wind hosta (1)
prickly pear cactus (NOT an indoor plant)


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Lilacislove: I'm curious to know the space currants would require and whether you'd require more than one plant to bear fruit. I'd be interested in giving them a whirl if there is anything I could interest you in trade.


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DALDAK: I would be happy to trade with you! I will set aside the Blue Azure allium, Lime Rickey heuchera, Iron Cross Oxalis, castor beans (red & green-just recently planted),astilbe (still small). I would like to try your red lily, turtlehead, rock cress and of course your plume poppy if they are still available. Thanks, Carol


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daldak- The currents are a climbing vine, but mines pretty bushy. Probably because I didn't train it to the fence until this Spring...oops! You only need one to bear fruit though. How about the turtle head in trade if you're interested?


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Currant

Sorry-it's not a climbing vine, but can be trained to climb!


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Gardeng8: Thanx for the trades. I'll get the requests potted as soon as it stops raining.

LiliacIsLove: I'd love to trade. Just wanting to confirm that the fruit is the same as that consumable by humans, used in breads, pies, etc? Would it climb up trellis? And if so, would you have to cut it off the trellis and back to the ground each year after harvest to keep it maintained?


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Just re-posting my list so it is updated and on this page.

chives
garlic chives--one small pot
daylily--I 'think' it is red stella---GONE
clustered bellflower--dark purple
brugmansia cuttings--some named-some NOID
coleus--don't know the name, but it is really beautiful
datura-lilac la fleur--seedling
tomato-thin skinned heirloom cherry--about 3" tall now
moonflower vine--two seedlings in one pot--GONE
hosta--'gold drop'
foxglove--'dwarf carillon'--GONE
phlox 'Darwin's Joyce--very tiny piece in pot--GONE
lady's mantle--very small seedling in pot
heliotrope 'marine'--seedlings-nice & healthy--one to a pot
heuchera--'very tiny' piece of velvet night
lupine--WS seedlings-NOID-grabbed the seeds from(shorter) plants that had finished flowering. two seedlings in pot approx 2" tall right now.
foxglove--white-WS two pots of hunks of seedlings
creeping phlox--white--GONE
creeping phlox--mauve
hosta--tiny tears--GONE
astilbe--small pot
siberian iris--butter and sugar--small pot --GONE
daylily--anzac--small div.
daylily--strawberry candy--small div.
oxalis--charmed wine--GONE


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Daldak

Do you have lots of newspaper left? I need lots so if you still have some, then I would like to trade if there is anything on my list that you are interested in.


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  • Posted by signet z6 S.W. Ont (My Page) on
    Wed, May 18, 11 at 10:08

Hi All,

Well it has happened again . I started a message yesterday , got up started something else and came back and my computer had shut itself down . Message disappeared . I forgot I was writing it and only discovered this morning that it is not posted here . So I want you all to know , I am not ignoring requests or people ....it is that I am not that hot at multi-tasking I guess .

I did answer Bev about the Downy Woodmint. It is doing ok . I moved it yesterday after you inquired about it cuz it was sitting in a puddle of water so now it is in a better spot with more sun and better drainage. It was alive and growing but not as huge as it had been when I first moved it to that spot ..I am guessing it doesnt really like wet feet . It should do better again this season with where I moved it .

Cant remember what else I had written but I will be back in the future and try to send the message when I write it LOL !

Signet


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  • Posted by signet z6 S.W. Ont (My Page) on
    Wed, May 18, 11 at 14:54

Offering :

Yellow Lamium aka Yellow Archangel aka Weasel Snout ( dontcha just love the names that are given to plants ?lol! )

Deep purpley pink Lamium (previously offered light pink and white )

Yellow and green varigated leaf sedum

Rudbeckia Lancinata "Golden Glow"

Signet


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Signet

This is from the post above--it is getting harder to keep track of what is posted! :)
"I will set the moonflower seedlings and the white phlox aside for you. Do you have any "Small bulbs from lilium Casa Blanca 2 per pot", left? If so I would be interested in them for trade. If not then do you have any more poet's narcissus?"

Also-- I think the Darwin's Joyce phlox is going to be fine. Would you trade some of the dark purple lamium for it? The shell pink lamium I got from you last year is flowering right now and is just beautiful! :)


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More interesting stuff list

Hello all,
Finally got organized so here are my more interesting plants:

Var. lungwort Diana Clare
Var. lungwort white edged leaf
Purple obedient plant (not as fast spreading as plain one)
Gateway Joe Pye weed
New York Ironweed
9~10 kinds of hostas - will post link to pictures
5~6 kinds of sedumes - will post link to pictures
downy wood mint
double white columbine (winter sown seedlings)
maiden pinks (arctic fire and another)
artemesia Silver King
artemesia Nana
native bee balm
dark purple bee balm
royal purple native asters
willowleaf perennial sunflower (8-10')
perennial geraniums in pale blue, dark blue, pinky purple, pinkier purple & herb robert with tiny pink flowers
3' ferns
burgundy leafed oxalis (stricta?) looks like clover except the tiny yellow flowers have 5 petals
blue eyed grass
leopard's bane
var. green with burgundy stripe coral bells
black coral bells
creeping verbena
Walker's Low catmint
flowering quince (1)


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A late start to trading... like every year...

Hello all,

I've been making notes as I lurked in the background, but if I missed some trade and ask for something that is already spoken for please forgive me!

Signet - is it ok to pot up lily bulbs/plants that are already quite large? Will they survive transplanting if I manage to keep them intact? I have a dozen varieties growing from a garden rescue last summer.
I have a half dozen 1 gallon pots for you, would you trade some Poet's Narcissus for them? I'll pot up the tarragon - do you have any more of the Jack Frost brunnera? I've lost the plant I got from you a while back, but my new raised bed has lots of compost to hold water over my sandy soil so I'd like to try again! Is there anything in my list that you would trade for some Lemon daylily, and your cherry red phlox, and american bittersweet?

Ross, I have some pale yellow daffodils, do you still have Bear's Breeches available? If something else on my list tickles your fancy I'd love some clematis tangutica.

Greylady, I have some dark purple bee balm (I'll look up the variety name tomorrow) and would love some Datura Lilac Lafleur if that works for you. Can you find something on my list to trade for your clustered bellflower, daylily Anzac, w.s. white foxglove, or clematis Prairie Traveller's Joy?

Gardeng8 - sadly I sent all of the Per. Baby's Breath to the neighbourhood sale since no one seemed interested. Is there anything on my list that you would trade for both your spring and fall anemones?

Barb - I have some daffodils to trade for some viola labradorica if that works for you - or anything on my list!

Didzgarden - do you have any more orange cosmos left? If yes I hope you can find something on my list.

Daldak - I've set aside some evening primrose and penstemon digitalis for you in return for some red lily and purple rock cress, if that works for you.

Looking forward to whatever trades work for everyone. I'm raising a flower bed 6-8" and moved almost a half tonne of soil and compost today! Moving the dirt is the easy part, moving the plants out of the way is much harder, all those decisions about what goes where and having to move things out of the way to make way for new occupants. Now if only the rain would let up, I could finish this and move on to the next big project...


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BLUE IRIS: I will set aside both the pink and white anemone for you. No worries on the per. Baby's Breath. I would be interested in trying your dark purple beebalm and your willow leaf sunflower. Also, I am interested in your purple obedient plant....is there anything else on my list of interest to you?


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PLANTS AVAILABLE:

Blue Azure allium .................................Daldak
Lady's Mantle
Purple monkshood (fall blooming).....................Barb
Sammy Russell Daylily
Wood's Pink aster....................................Lilac
various hostas
Karl Forester grass.................................GLG
Ice Dance sedge (variegated)........................Bev
white anemone (spring flowering) ...........Signet,Blue Iris
pink anemone (fall flowering) ..............Signet,Blue Iris
King Edward yarrow (dwarf) -yellow)
Blue-eyed grass (dwarf relative of the iris)
Lime Rickey heuchera................................Daldak
Obsidian heuchera
Pewter Veil? heuchera..............................Ross
sanguisorba (Burnet)- pink bottlebrush flowers
blue flax (linum)
kalimeris incisa (small variegated)
Brunette clematis koreana (division)..............Signet
Variegated Soloman's Seal.........................GLG
Barberry (2 very small baby voluteers)
Korean Lilac (1 very small baby volunteer)
Red Twig Dogwood (2-3 small volunteers)
Lilac (either purple or white...) - small(ish)
Honeysuckle (pink flowers with white berries) - volunteers
possibly: volunteer: purple smokebush 0r purple sandcherry
Batisia/Blue False Indigo(2 small)
Cotoneaster (2 cuttings-small)
Flowering Almond-(Cutting)............................Lilac
pulmonaria/lungwort (2 babies)
lavender (2 babies)
blue pincushion flower ("Perfecta")
lysmachia "Firecracker"
Iron Cross Oxalis -bulbs........................GLG, Daldak
Oxalis Triangularis -bulbs
veronica "Twilight"
siberian iris -white...........................Signet(gone)
Carex- "The Beatles" (3)................................GLG
Black Flowered Sedge (1 only)
Daylily: Jan's Twister (1 fan)
Malyasian Monarch (1 fan)
Crintonic Shadowlands (1 fan)
Promises Promises
Pirates Promise (1 fan)........................Signet(gone)
Street Urchin (1 fan).........................Signet(gone)
red / green castor beans............................Daldak
Penstemen 'Pygmaes' (1)........................Signet(gone)
Blood Root (1)...................................GLG(gone)
Dwarf Bleeding Heart (fernleaf) (1).......... Bev W (gone)
Variegated Phlox (1)..........................Signet (gone)
Monkshood (early WHITE) (1).....................Ross (gone)
Poor Man's orchid(impatien balfouri)- 2 seedlings
Golden Tiara hosta (1 small)
astilbe (1 small)...............................Daldak(gone)
Bridal Wreath (1 small)..............................Lilac

PLEASE let me know if I have missed anything or anyone!
I should be able to add more plants as the weather improves (fingers crossed!)

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Blue Iris 3

Blue Iris 3: I've just noticed your Joe Pye weed and your NY ironweed...Is there anything else on my list that you might be interested in? Or do you have a wants list (just in case?)

PS. This is becoming very addictive! I might need help....


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blueiris

Hi Blueiris, thank you very much for the dk. purple beebalm. I will set aside the datura lilac lafleur for you. :)
I will also set aside the clustered bellflower, daylily 'anzac' and the WS white foxglove HOS. I will try to get another clematis (PTJ) but can't promise as the one I am trying for Signet is not looking particularly good at the moment. :(
How tall are the 'royal purple native asters' on your list? I am interested if they are not too tall, and would like them and the var. green with burgundy stripe coral bells and the Var. lungwort Diana Clare in trade for the plants that you have asked for. Please let me know if that is good with you. :)
thanks! :)


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blueiris: Yes I can set aside a Bears Breeches for you in exchange for the Pale Yellow Daffodils!! and I still have the Clematis Tangutica if you would like to exchange Creeping Verbena if you have any left? Ross.


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daldak- Sorry it took me so long to answer. It grows to about five feet, but you'll want to cut back the canes once they reach four years as they'll no longer bear as much fruit. Also, they are eatable, and quite good!


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  • Posted by signet z6 S.W. Ont (My Page) on
    Thu, May 19, 11 at 10:56

ok , I have tried this twice so I am hoping for 3rd time lucky and it actually submits my message .

Greylady thank you for re posting your message to me . It was one I was answering when my computer shut down and you have jogged my memory (It does this to me at the most inconvenient of times...but then I dont think there is a good time to have your computer shut down on you ) Anyway . Yes to Casa Blanca lily bulbs (2 per pot) . and Yes to more Poets Narcissus. And yes to dark purply pink lamium for Darwin's Joyce Phlox .

BlueIris . yes it is ok to pot up lily bulbs ( try to keep the leaves intact....it continues to feed the bulbs so that you get bloom the following season . If need be put a stake in the pot and tie the leaves to it . The bulb will survive if a) you dont split the bulb with the shovel and b) you will still get bloom the following season if leaves are kept on and allowed to dry naturally.

Yes, I will trade you :
Poet's Narcissus for pots
Brunnera Jack Frost for tarragon ( this is french tarragon I think you had mentioned last year ...correct?)
Lemon daylily for some of your bulbs mentioned or a piece of your dark purple beebalm
Cherry Red phlox for Lungwort Diana Claire or lungwort white edged leaf
American Bittersweet for a fern or the flowering quince . Let me know if that works for you . If you are willing to trade the bittersweet for the fern can you let me know if there is anything else on my list that you would consider in trade for the flowering quince please?

Thanks

Signet


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a few additions

a few more things:

--oregano--small pot
--two seedlings of 'Minnesota midget melon'(in one pot)
--HOS of WS verbascum 'milkshake' (from traded seed)
--small pot of Cuban oregano
--yellow loosestrife


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confirming trades

Hello all,
Yeay, lots of trades! Happily I'm nowhere near as sore as I'd feared...

Signet I'll happily trade your: Poet's narcissus, brunnera Jack Frost, lemon lily, cherry red phox, and American bittersweet for my: 1 gallon pots, French tarragon, daffodils, Diana Clare lungwort, fern, do you have enoug for a trade of another bunch of Poet's narcissus for the flowering quince, if you don't have enough, how about some purple lamium?

Ross - thanks for the trade of your Bear's breeches and clematis tangutica for my yellow daffodils (they start out plain yellow and fade to pale yellow) and blue creeping verbena.

Greylady - I'm happy to trade your datura lilac lafleur, clustered bellflower, Anzac daylily, w.s. foxglove & PTJ clematis, for my: dk purple bee balm, var. coral bells, var. lungwort Diana Clare, and royal purple asters if they aren't too tall for you they are between 3-3.5' and glorious!

Gardeng8 - I'm looking forward to you white and pink anemones, could I get two of each, in return for my: dark purple bee balm, willowleaf sunflower, Joe Pye weed and NY ironweed. If you are running low on anemones I'd also love a trade or two of blue azure alliums.

Thanks everyone for the trades! Looks like I may be able to move some more stuff tonight, maybe I'll find a few more things to trade.
Cheers,
Heather
p.s. does anyone have any kinds of thyme to trade? I'd like to edge my patio with it.


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  • Posted by signet z6 S.W. Ont (My Page) on
    Thu, May 19, 11 at 17:06

blueiris ..yes I have lots ( and I mean lots of Poet's Narcissus so yes I will trade a second pot for your flowering quince. Thank you !!!!!!!!!!!!

It was lily bulbs I was interested in though ( is that ok ?) .....I think it was Rosco p who was interested in the daffs .

Signet


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I have a question please

  • Posted by signet z6 S.W. Ont (My Page) on
    Thu, May 19, 11 at 19:47

This doesnt really have anything to do with the swap unless someone has some of what they recommend when I ask my question.

Ok here goes: Can anyone recommend a perennial with red blooms that will bloom most of summer if not all and can grow to about 2.5 to 3 feet tall? I am looking to add some shots of red in the summer gardens. Would love to hear what everyone recommends .

Signet


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  • Posted by rosco_p z6a ont.canada (My Page) on
    Thu, May 19, 11 at 20:07

SIGNET; in answer to your question I* would have to go with RED MONARDA.Beautiful vibrant colour and just about the height that you are looking for.

Does anyone have any variegated WANDERING JEW that they would like to trade? Please look at my list if you do. Thanks. Ross.


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Where's the sun?!?

BlueIris: I'll pot up a a red lily and some rock cress. Thanx again for the penstemon digitalis and evening primrose.

Greylady: Yes I've an ample supply of newspaper and will save the remainder of what comes in between now and then. I'm interested to know if the datura-lilac la fleur will survive the winter. Assuming NOT, can it easily be wintered?!? I am additionally interested in a brug, the interesting coleus you mentioned and the WS foxglove. Is there anything else that peaks your interest. Please advise.


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Bev

  • Posted by signet z6 S.W. Ont (My Page) on
    Thu, May 19, 11 at 21:16

Bev any chance we can work a trade for some of your Lilium formosanum seedlings . Please let me know .

Thanks
Signet


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Daldak - Well, I should have listed it as a houseplant. The fact that it survives brief periods of snow in Brazilian mountains (I didn't even realize there EVER was snow in Brazil) wouldn't necessarily mean it can survive our winters! It's a perennial in its own zone, though it does this by forming a bulbous rhizome and entering dormancy when the weather doesn't suit it. These are just seedlings, still dormant, so they will need to break dormancy and do some more growing before they bloom. Don't worry about a trade for these, since they are not currently growing, and I can't really predict when they'll start up again. Apparently species Sinningia break dormancy when they feel like it, and not before! I'd keep it indoors until it does, and certainly overwinter it indoors, under lights if you have them, unless you wanted to experiment with some extras outdoors over winter. Might be interesting!

Did you want me to bring some non-dormant Sinningia seedlings? I'm expecting the Sinningia speciosa 'Cardosa Moriera' to bloom this year, hopefully. Here's a link:
http://www.brazilplants.com/gesneriaceae/sinningia/sinningia-speciosa-cm.html. If you're interested, could we trade some rock cress for them?


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  • Posted by daldak houseplants (My Page) on
    Thu, May 19, 11 at 22:13

Barb... please do bring some non dormant seedlings. Once out of dormancy, will they again return back to dormancy frequently. Sorry, but I've not a clue regarding the dormancy of plants.

I'd be willing to try the others as well and try at best to see if they come out of dormancy.

I'll be glad to pot up some rock cress.


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Red in the garden

Hi Signet - How about Burgundy blanket flower - it lasts a pretty long time, although it starts a little later. Nothing beats an everblooming red rose though. Some of the annual dianthus bloom for a long time, or biennial sweet william too. I have some winter sown sweet williams that you are welcome to have some of, but they are still tiny.
Cheers,
BlueIris3
p.s. I'll make a note of the lily names tomorrow morning, all I can think of right now are the 'French Vanilla' ones.


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Lillies

Signet: Just now realizing the casa blanca lily in your trade list. My husband LOVES white lilies and I'd hope it's still available. I have a red lily (you were looking for red?!?) if your interested.

I was also curious too know if your aphrodite lily was still available and whether you'd be interested in trading that for a couple larger hostas?


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daldak

  • Posted by signet z6 S.W. Ont (My Page) on
    Thu, May 19, 11 at 22:43

Daldak , Sorry both pots of Casa Blanca lily are spoken for as are the Aphrodite lilies. But that is not to say I wont find some babies as I clean up gardens. I'll keep you posted . Is your red lily an asiatic ? or ?

Signet


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That's too bad

  • Posted by daldak That's too bad (My Page) on
    Thu, May 19, 11 at 22:58

Signet I'd appreciate any babies if they come your way. Is your lilium michiganense also spoken for?

As for whether the red lillies are asiatic... I'm sorry I don't know how to tell. They are tall lillies, nor do they produce bulblets (I think that's what their referred as). They are vibrant.


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Blueiris - Daffodils for viola labradorica are fine - what colour, straight yellow or a white/yellow mix?

Daldak - I'm fairly new to tuberous gesneriads like these myself, but I'm thinking they'll likely become dormant on an annual basis. I posted a query on the Gesneriads forum here and apparently what many people do is keep them in barely moist spaghnum moss under lights in the winter while dormant. I just kept mine in the original pots, under lights, and watered occasionally. We need Mike Dahms here for more experienced growing advice...But in doubt I'd check the Gesneriad forums on Gardenweb.


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Blue Iris 3: Thank you so much for the trades. I will pot up extra pink and white anemone (I have lots) and also some blue azure alliums.

Signet: As for reds in the garden(other than the already mentioned beebalm and lilies) I have used annual salvia...the yvonnes salvia (seed from someone on this site) or St. John's Fire. Beautiful en mass! I know this doesn't fit the perennial but it is striking.

I hope everyone enjoys their long weekend...no gardening for me...I'll be away.


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daldak

The datura is an annual that is easily grown from seed. I haven't grown this one before but it has grown very well. It is supposed to be a good one for pots (although good for the garden also). it should grow well and give you lots of seeds (in a very large round seed pod--hard to miss) and then you should have lots of seeds to grow it again if you like it. I will put your name on one. I will also pot up some WS white foxglove, and bring you a pot of coleus and a brug.
Would you still have the prickly pear cactus and the whirlwind hosta? If so then I would love to have them in trade along with the newspapers.
thanks :)


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Graylady The prickly pear and whirlwind are still available and will be potted for you. Thanx again for the datura, foxglove, coleus and brug.


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daldak

  • Posted by signet z6 S.W. Ont (My Page) on
    Fri, May 20, 11 at 8:53

Here is a link that explains the difference between asiatics and orientals .....I ask which because so far I havent been affected by the red lily beetle which attacks asiatics ......so if I am getting asiatics I try to get them without soil ( which harbors the red beetle and its eggs .
http://janets-garden.blogspot.com/2006/07/distinguishing-between-oriental-and.html

Signet


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Signet & Daldak & Barb

Hi Signet,
Sorry my mistake, yes it's fine with me to trade for some of my asiatic lily bulbs - I have: Ladies Choice, Connecticut King, Panache, Charleston and mystery mixed ones. I also have a couple of languishing pink orientals that I've forgotten the names of.

New to my list:
Veronica gentianoides

Daldak - would you like some French Vanilla asiatic lilies? I'm assuming they are white. If you would how about some of your prickly pear cactus as a trade?

Barb - the daffodils start out plain yellow and then fade to pale yellow. They finished earlier this week and bloomed for a long time.

Cheers!
Heather


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Daldak & Blue iris

  • Posted by signet z6 S.W. Ont (My Page) on
    Fri, May 20, 11 at 13:43

Morning all .....hmmm never mind it isnt morning anymore .

Daldak , I do have some Lilium Michiganensis I will pot up a couple for you and I would love a couple of your red lilies in trade . I also found 1 small casa blanca baby which I will pot up for you no trade necessary if you are interested in it .

Blueiris , not sure why you are apologizing ....????? I would love to work a trade for one each of all of the lilies you have if you are willing. Just let me know what you would like in trade I am always looking to add lilies to my gardens and then I wait for them to increase LOL ! So would absolutely love it if we can work something out please.

I have one trade of Giant Reed Grass available if anyone is interested .

Signet


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Barb: I don't have many formosa lily seedlings. Would two be okay? In exchange for the Clethra? If you want to pick and additional plant from my list, go ahead. re: Kolkwitzia. I already have two of these and I'm not looking to add more. Hope the big dig goes okay.

Signet: I don't think I have enough of the formosa lily to do two trades. Sorry-- Barb was first to ask.

Heather/BlueIris: Do you still have the variegated Pulmonaria 'Diana Clare' available? Anything you'd like from my list?

Bev

Here is a link that might be useful: Bev's Plant List


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  • Posted by signet z6 S.W. Ont (My Page) on
    Fri, May 20, 11 at 22:27

No problem Bev , it was just a thought....I hadnt realized you had them till I took a long look at your plant list . Did you grow from seed ? Can I ask where you got your seed ? I would like to try them and if there is somewhere to get seed maybe I could order some seed.

Thanks everyone who offered up suggestions on red perennials.

Signet


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Bev - how about either Amsonia tabermontanae or Nicotiana alata? I've got so much shade, most of the other perennials won't perform that well for me.


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Greylady gardener, I just noticed you are looking for newspaper... Would you be interested in exchanging some Oxalis Charmed Wine for a huge bag of old flyers? If you still have any left that is.

Signet, I can probably bring in some 1 gallon pots for you - just have to find them in my insanely disorganized shed. They could shoot a reality show in there I swear to God.


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  • Posted by signet z6 S.W. Ont (My Page) on
    Sat, May 21, 11 at 14:47

Barb from London,,,,,Yes, yes, yes please , What would you like in tradefor them there pots LOL ?

I see you said you have lots of shade . Dame's Rocket grows in shade and has the added bonus of attracting hummers and butterflies if that interests you.

I have some very precious Bellwort (i have just a small clump at this point) that I could share a few of with you.

Jack in the pulpits?

I have your trillium owed to you from last year set aside. .

How about some dogwoods (little yellow forest flower that should do just fine in lots of shade. or

Solomon's seal or starry false solomon's seal (also a shade plant)

other note: feverfew will grow anywhere anytime !

Let me know girl ! I desperately need those pots LOL! !!

Signet


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So, I woke up the other day to the lovely trilling of a Cardinal...eating my squash seeds. -.- looks like I need to replant.


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I'm back...

Signet: I'll gladly take the Casa Blanca baby. And thank you for the Lilium Michiganensis. I looked at the red lily's and I'm "assuming" they aren't asiatic, but I can't be certain ever after viewing the blog you'd recommended. I'd never heard of such menaces as the little beetles...yeech!!!

BlueIris Thanx for the offer of the French Vanilla Lily. I'll surely pop up some prickly pear. I was also curious to know if you had any purple obedient plant to spare?


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Barb

Hi Barb,
sorry but I should update my list. I don't have another pot of oxalis for trade, and the one I had is gone. I did get some papers from someone here and I know I have some coming from another source also so I think I should be good.


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blueiris

Thankyou for the trade. I have the clematis PTJ in a pot trying to get it to root and will let you know about that. I am really hoping that it will take--it should.
The asters sound great and perfect for where I want them!
thanks again and I will let you (and signet) know as soon as I can about the clematis.


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Signet, do you have any snowdrops left? Or if not, some monkshood? We could do that in exchange for the pots.


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Barb: How about four Nicotiana alata and two Formosa Lily for your Clethra? And I'll throw in a small division of the Amsonia.

Signet: re: Formosa Lily... I started these from seed that I got from J L Hudson. They bloomed the second year. If I have seed from last year's plants I'll bring some for you.

- Bev


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  • Posted by signet z6 S.W. Ont (My Page) on
    Sun, May 22, 11 at 6:49

Hi Barb, I have snowdrops (white and greens) , star of bethlehem (white) , grape hyacinth (purple ), chionodoxa aka glory of the snow (blue )Starry false Solomon seal (white ) or trout lily (yellow) . How about some of each for those pots. All of these do well in shade .

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Bev

  • Posted by signet z6 S.W. Ont (My Page) on
    Sun, May 22, 11 at 7:10

Hi BEV , Thank you .....in advance for the formosa lily seeds. I really do appreciate it . I would love to give them a try and will have to pick your brain for instructions on how to germinate.

BARB , I have a small pot of Oxalis which I believe to be Charmed Wine.The leaves are huge and a sort of Chocolatey eggplant color with the center of the leaf being a lighter tone of the outer leaf color, it has pink flowers and I would love to find it a new home with someone who would appreciate it . I have many plants indoors during the winter and often forget about this one . The corms are healthy and right now it is only sporting 2 leaves as I am just bringing it out of dormancy but if you would like it , it is yours. a link to what my plants leaves look like ( this site says it is "Charmed Wine" http://www.hear.org/starr/images/images/plants/150/starr-070906-8539.jpg

Is anyone interested in some seeds for European Coltsfoot ? It is just starting to go to seed now . It is a very interesting plant. Here is a link to a picture of it's flowers : http://www.vankempen.ca/OntWeedsWildflowersYellow.htm I love it ! bright yellow

all for now .

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Bev, that sounds great, thanks!

Signet, I'd love the bulbs and the Oxalis tubers, but I'll pass on the Star of Bethlehem and the grape hyacinth, I already have them - a previous owner of the house must have planted them, and as you say, they DO do well in shade! But I'd love some of all the others. Thanks!


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A long shot...

Would anyone have a sprig of a gooseberry bush they'd be willing to separate with? I'd love to try my hand at growing some.


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  • Posted by signet z6 S.W. Ont (My Page) on
    Sun, May 22, 11 at 17:51

Daldak, I have gooseberry ....but would have to try to root a couple of cuttings for you ....if that interests you . No guarantee that they would be ready when the swap happens but they would be well on their way .

Let me know please

signet


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Speaking of rooted cuttings, if anyone wants to take a chance with them I have three large cuttings of Magnolia sieboldii, one of which seems to have struck, since it is managing to maintain leaves and even a flower bud. The other two don't look as good but they may still be viable. If anyone wants to see if they can get any of them fully rooted this would be a great chance to get a rare Asian species magnolia.

What happened is that during the winter these three branches became partly snapped due to the snow load. They were never going to grow upright again so in the spring I pruned them off, but they were still perfectly healthy. I was planting up a large container of violas and wanted a vertical accent, so I stuck in the three magnolia branches, which range from about 18" to 3' tall. Imagine my surprise when they started budding out... Like I said, two branches haven't succeeded in keeping their leaves green, but the third one definitely looks like it's growing. If anyone wants them I'll bring them along to the swap. I don't need them myself since I already have a Magnolia sieboldii, albeit minus three branches now!


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  • Posted by daldak Re: Gooseberries (My Page) on
    Sun, May 22, 11 at 19:32

Signet YES, PLEASE!!! regarding the gooseberries. My parents had a bush when I was a child and my daughter has since tried some we bought at a farmers market and would love for us to try our hand at growing some.

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  • Posted by signet z6 S.W. Ont (My Page) on
    Sun, May 22, 11 at 19:36

Barbfrom London, Yes please I would love the magnolia . My hubby loves magnolias and I just bought him the Royal Star magnolia . I know he would just be over the top to add this one too . What would you like in trade?

Signet


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Barb `

Barb, if there is anything that interests you on my list or that you are looking for (just ask--you never know)that I might have, I would love to try one of the cuttings of the magnolia sieboldii.


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Japanese maple cuttings

If anyone is interested, I have a vase full of cuttings from my sister's tree. They have been in water for a month and still no roots, so I was going to pot them up this week and use some rooting hormone on them. Anyone interested?


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Forgot!

forgot to mention that the cuttings are leafing out so they are at least healthy and alive :)


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swap and wish list additions

Does anyone have a Persian shield? I would love a cutting to try and root.
also would love a redbud seedling or maybe a cutting.

I have some maple trees about three or four feet tall. Some have the deeply toothed leaves while some have the larger less toothed leaves. I have pulled some out, but I may also have a few small Manitoba maple seedlings.


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Signet & BlueIris - don't worry about a trade for these, just take the cuttings - maybe you two could toss a coin to decide who gets the best one, and the two remaining cuttings could go to the loser. Remember, there's no guarantee these will root, so I don't want to take anything in exchange - but I'm glad someone's willing to try! I wonder if the continual rain this spring has helped them make it as far as they did - extra humidity and moisture constantly at hand - though I did try to help them along once I noticed they were budding with some hardwood rooting hormone. Anyhow, I'll try to keep them alive till the exchange and then the ball's in your court.


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  • Posted by signet z6 S.W. Ont (My Page) on
    Mon, May 23, 11 at 0:39

Another couple of offers:

Yellow blooming strawberry cultivar ( ornamental )
Deep pink perennial geranium
One eyed division of Hosta Hanky Panky .... just emerging now so will be small at swap time unless we get some dry hot weather between now and then
Hosta Lemon Lime ( very small cultivar)

Signet


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Bev & Signet & Daldak & GreyLady

Hi all!

Bev - how about some phlox divaritica for my pulmonaria Diana Clare? Are you interested in any of my lilies? I'm interested in a bunch of your stuff, but if you aren't I can get some at your sale! I think my white edged pulmonaria is 'David Ward' but I'm still hunting for the tag.

Signet - Since you like your lilies soil-less I'll dig them up just before swap day so they get as big as they can. I forgot to add that I also have some 'Latoya' lilies, I'm guessing you would like some! So that brings us to 6 new swaps past the ones we've already arranged.
I'd like some of the following (some of these you have already traded so I don't know if you have any more)
Lilac 'Sensation'
drumstick purple primrose
h. U.F.O.
variegated yellow/green sedum if it's a small one (not if it's like Autumn Joy)
a second cherry red phlox
another poet's narcissus (I love having LOTS of a bulb for a bigger show :-) )

Daldak
Yes, I have some purple obedient plant - how about a second trade of purple rock cress?

Greylady - please choose another plant from my list - I owe you something for the P.T.J.

Thanks for the trades - I'm really excited about all the great stuff I'm getting from everyone, and a little scared of all the planting in my future :-)
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  • Posted by rosco_p z6a ont.canada (My Page) on
    Mon, May 23, 11 at 11:36

Hope everyone is enjoying their long weekend! I just wanted to update my list once again. Ross.

Aconitum (blue Monkshood)- Rooted divisions
Japanese Kerria - rooted divisions
Mauve Lilac - flowering size (1gal.pot)
Bears Breeches - rooted divisions
Pink Delphinium - seedlings in 4" pots
Orange Honeysuckle - small rooted cutting from last season (gone)
Globe Allium- seedlings in 4"pot
Cherokee Purple Tomato Starts- individually potted in 4"pots (gone)
Purple Calla Lillies- 3 month seedlings individually potted in 4" pots
Red Oleander(tropical)-seedling very small in 4"pot
Rose of Sharon (blue) seedlings
Yucca Filamentosa-division
Mock Orange 1ft. tall,single budded out branch-division (gone)
Lunaria-(money plant) seedlings
Mountain Bluet-young plants
Canna-bronzed leaf (tubers)
Ostrich Fern-division- gallon pot
Variegated Solomons Seal-3 growing tip Rhizome
Purple Violets-4" pot
Hardy Geranium-4"pot
Lilly of the Valley(white) 4" pot
Clematis Tangutica- 2 year old in half gallon pot(gone)
Sylphium-cup plant

Siberian Iris(blue)-4 rhizomes potted in a 6 inch pot (gone)

Additions:

4" pot of candy lilly seedlings
4" potted baby big leaf hosta
4" potted fragrant NOID lemon yellow flowered daylilly
4" potted young lambs ears
4" potted young white calla lilly


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a few more offers

  • Posted by signet z6 S.W. Ont (My Page) on
    Mon, May 23, 11 at 11:49

A few more items up on offer:

Verbascum thapsis - native to Europe ,Africa and Asia fuzzy leaves tall yellow spire of flowers

small piece of cushion spurge

couple of pots of cypress spurge - lovely lime yellow shot of color in the garden

Signet

rose bush -Seven Sisters (previously received from greylady) doing so well I have split it ...put one piece at the far end of the garden opposite to the original site where there is one there too. I have 3 of these I could share about a foot tall .


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Finally...

I've managed to get all the flowerbeds weeded. What a great feeling.

BlueIris: I'll be happy to pot up another bit of rock cress. Thanx for the purple obedient plant.

Rosco I'd be interested in the white calla lily if there is anything else we could potentially trade for. Let me know.


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  • Posted by signet z6 S.W. Ont (My Page) on
    Mon, May 23, 11 at 14:29

BLUEIRIS ,

Yes please to the "Latoya" lily .

Hmmm so 6 swaps Ok. Just to confirm , I am trading one of my items here for 1 of your bulbs (correct? ) So if you trade me a bulb I trade you one bulb of poet's narcissus ? Or are you expecting a pot of poets narcissus for one bulb of yours? I just need to know so that there is no confusion on my end . I dont want to arrive with one P.N. bulb when you are expecting 6

Here is what I can do :

Poet's Narcissus. confirmed (need to know how many you expect in trade for your bulb or bulbs . )
1 pot varigated yellow and green sedum ( grows to about 9 inches tall ) confirmed for 1 bulb
1 daylily UFO ( Unidentified Flying Object is the real regeistered name ) confirmed for 1 bulb

I know you like yellow so I can offer a yellow primrose or a yellow cowslip ( also a type of primrose ) or the daylily fan of Rainbow Gold really bright yellow daylily or how about a fan of Sears Tower a yellow daylily that grows to 6 feet tall (would look lovely up against your new fence ) or I could offer a sf of that deep purple one that caught your eye when you came for a visit .

I also have an iris about maybe 2 feet tall that has dark purple standards with blackish purple falls (about as close to black as you can get ) would look lovely with your yellows.

I am sorry I dont have any more purple drumstick primrose
to offer or the cherry red phlox . The lilac sensation are in trying to root . Time will tell on those . Cant use them for trade till they have roots .

Let me know asap please. Its a good day for potting up .

DALDAK , I stuck 6 gooseberry cuttings in to try to root . Keep your fingers crossed that they "strike" .

Signet


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  • Posted by rosco_p z6a ont.canada (My Page) on
    Mon, May 23, 11 at 15:00

daldak: I will set aside the White Calla lilly for you. Would you have another piece of Rock Cress that is looking for a home? Thanks. Ross.

blueiris: Just for my records.. I just wanted to hear from you that our trades are confirmed? that would be Bears Breeches for Pale Yellow Daffodils and Clematis Tangutica for Creeping Verbena? Thanks. Ross.


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  • Posted by rosco_p z6a ont.canada (My Page) on
    Mon, May 23, 11 at 15:04

didzgarden: I am looking for confirmation of our previous trade of Bears Breeches for White Anemone. Could you please let me know if this is OK. Thanks. Ross.


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daldak

  • Posted by signet z6 S.W. Ont (My Page) on
    Mon, May 23, 11 at 15:05

oh , Daldak , You say you are finished weeding ? Well, if you feel the need to weed in the coming weeks come on out to my place LOL! I am sure I could find a few gardens that could use weeding . I dont think I ever see the end of weeding never mind this early in the spring HA HA HA .

Signet


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Roscoe P

  • Posted by signet z6 S.W. Ont (My Page) on
    Mon, May 23, 11 at 16:15

Hi Rosco p ( coltrane I assume ? LOL )

Hi Ross , I am interested in your candy lily and your baby big leaf hosta please. What could I trade you for those please.

I think your daylily sounds like Lemon Lily . Is it putting up flower scapes around now (Usually see first blooms end of May ) . If your daylily is and they are lemon yellow and scented it is a pretty good bet it is Lilioasphodelus aka Lemon Lily . Just a note about this one . It is nocturnal ( blooms start to open in afternoon....has been known to have blooms last up to 72 hours ( unusual for a daylily) and can be a repeat bloomer . I have some here and love it . It is one of the species daylilies.

Will wait to hear what I can trade you for your hosta and lily.

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aluminum blind

  • Posted by signet z6 S.W. Ont (My Page) on
    Mon, May 23, 11 at 16:35

I am looking for aluminum blinds to use to make tags for the gardens. If you have an old one or can find one let me know what you would like in trade please and thank you .

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Ok, I will be coming again this year. I guess I can't stay away. :) Remains to be seen if it will be a fast stop or I'll stay longer.

My list for now:

Pink Bleeding Heart
Pink echinacea, seedlings
Gloriosa Daisy
Tall white phlox
Yellow alstreomeria
Blue spiderwort (1)
Lupine, seedlings (most likely pink, small)
Foxglove, seedlings (I have white, purple/pink common ones and tall light pink ones I got from the swap year or two ago. I can try and pick from under the mother plant but they are obviosly open-pollinated so I can't promise the right colour.)
LA Hybrid lily 'Iceberg'
Campanula 'Blue Clips'
Campanula glomerata, white clustered Bellflower
Clematis with small (about 1 cm) white flowers, got at the swap a year or two ago so if somebody knows the variety, I would love to know the name. It grew 3 - 4 m long.)
Aquilegia vulgaris, seedlings
Purple aster
Hosta 'Blue Cadet'
Explorer Rose 'Martin Frobisher', 25 cm seedling
Heliopsis helianthoides 'Loraine Sunshine', (2 small seedlings)
Red monarda, Beebalm
Sedum kamtschaticum, Stonecrop, yellow flower
Siberian iris 'Silver Edge'
Lilac coloured lilac
Black-eyed Susan
Grape Hyacinth
Star of Bethlehem
Daylilies:
- Startle
- Frans Hals
- Autumn Red
- Mauna Loa
- Cool It
- Fuss And Bother
- Catherine Woodbury
- Cherry Cheeks
- Kwanzo, double orange
- Prague Spring
- NOID ligh yellow with butterscotsch
- NOID light coloured old fashioned peach/pink
- NOID that looks like 'Daring Deception'
Red currant
Annual herb that smells like anise (I assume it is Chervil)
Walking onions

Merja


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  • Posted by signet z6 S.W. Ont (My Page) on
    Mon, May 23, 11 at 20:44

Hi Flowergirl......YAY ! I am so glad you will be coming !

Looking over your trade list , I am interested in the following :

Yellow alstreomeria (is it an annual or perennial Or tropical ?)
Siberian iris 'Silver Edge'
LA Hybrid lily 'Iceberg'

Daylilies:

Startle
Mauna Loa
Autumn Red ( used to have this one but it seems to have disappeared
Possibles:

NOID light yellow with butterscotsch (would you have a pic of this one ?
- NOID light coloured old fashioned peach/pink ( would you have a pic of this one too ?) if you do maybe you could email me and we can work out a trade .

I can trade any of the items I have previously offered except the Casa Blanca Lily or the Aphrodite lily. I do have Tiger lily starts , michiganense lily . I do have one Renoir lily I could offer. I just have to track it down in amoungst all the pots out there .

Looking forward to hearing back from you .

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  • Posted by rosco_p z6a ont.canada (My Page) on
    Mon, May 23, 11 at 20:47

MERJA: I am glad that you are able to make the swap again this year. Will look forward to seeing you. I am interested in making a trade with you for your Martin Frobisher Rose and your Alstromeria. Please check my list and see if anything is of interest to you!

BLUEIRIS: (Heather) MY mistake. I see you did confirm our trades in a post that I missed so please disregard my last rambling..and thankyou for the trades.

SIGNET: I will be happy to trade the small big leaf hosta and the candy lilly seedlings.Would you still have the Hanky Panky hosta? and do you have any trout lilly or any more Orange Brug cuttings?? Thanks. Ross.


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Ross and Blueiris

  • Posted by signet z6 S.W. Ont (My Page) on
    Mon, May 23, 11 at 21:01

Hi Rosco p. I have all three ...How about the Hanky Panky ( they are finally out of the water ...well they were earlier today ......may be submerged again after the 3 short storms that rolled thru here this evening ) oh and it has developed a second eye since I planted it last fall (who knew? It was buried under water LOL !)a pot of trout lily and a double orange brug rooted cutting for your items.

BlueIris ....I potted up 6 Poet's Narcissus as the trade for your lily bulb . I hope that is ok . Thanks for the confirmed trades. Can you let me know about the other 3 soon please .

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I am always looking for:
Siberian Irises I don't have
Peonies I don't have
Foxgloves I don't have
Campanulas with showy flowers
Aguilegias with showy flowers I don't have
Lilies I don't have
Anything with beautiful showy flowers I don't have :)

Here is some of what I am interested in:

ROSS, couple of questions: is your pink delphinium bright pink or light pink? I have a really light pink (almost mauve) so if yours is bright pink I am interested in it. And about your globe allium, is it Globemaster allium or Purple Sensation, or someting else maybe? If it is Globemaster, I am interested. I already have 'Purple Sensation'. I would like Cherokee purple tomato also if you like anything on my list.

LILACISLOVE, I am interested in your white Tiger lily, if you have any left.

GREYLADY-GARDENER, I am interested in your Coleus and Heliotrope 'Marine'. What colour is your astilbe?

SIGNET, are your hostas 'Hanky Panky' and 'Lemon Lime' still available? I would be interested in them. What about your Toad lily?

BLUEIRIS, I would like your Penstemon digitalis, double white columbine and Willowleaf perennial sunflower, if there is anything on my list you like.

GARDENG8, I am interested in your Iron Cross oxalis, if you like anything on my list.

DIDZGARDEN, I would like some of your orange cosmos if you find anything on my list you like.

DALDAK, I would like some of your purple rock cress and red lily if you like something of mine.

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Flowergirl

Merja, so glad you can make it this year, and I hope it is for a long visit. :)

would there be anything on my list that you would be interested in swapping for the white flowered clematis?

I will try and re-post my list with all the updates on it as soon as I can :)


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Flowergirl

  • Posted by signet z6 S.W. Ont (My Page) on
    Mon, May 23, 11 at 21:14

Flowergirl......setting aside a H. "Hanky Panky" and Lemon Lime Hosta for you how about in trade for the Siberian Iris and the LA Lily Iceberg. Hope we can work out a trade for the other items. Oh , are you offering a single fan or double fan of the daylilies ?

Waiting to hear .

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  • Posted by rosco_p z6a ont.canada (My Page) on
    Mon, May 23, 11 at 21:26

MERJA: Well with 2 out of 3 I can"t help you. The Delphinium is a light pink...and the Globe Allium is the smaller Purple Sensation type. I do have a Cherokee Purple tomato that I would like to trade you for some Yellow Alstromeria if you have enough as I see Signet is wishing for some also.Ross.

SIGNET: The trades you mentioned in your last post are OK with me. Thanks. Ross.


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  • Posted by rosco_p z6a ont.canada (My Page) on
    Mon, May 23, 11 at 21:39

SIGNET: Forgot to mention in my last post that since you traded three items with me and I was offering two..... I guess you will get the Ostrich Fern along with the Siberian Iris that you were having me decide between in one of our past trades. LOL. Ross.


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flowergirl_on, I don't have any left this year, but I'm going to be keeping an eye out for more at the store I found mine in, so I'll let you know if I have any luck. :)


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SIGNET: I have an aluminum blind just taking up space in the garage. I have put your name on it. No trade is necessary for this as you will be doing me a favour.

MERJA: I will set aside an iron cross Oxalis. I am interested in trying your tall pink foxglove if you still have one available. I would also be interested in your Startle daylily. Is there anything else on my list that you might be interested in?

BLUE IRIS: Do you still have any purple obedient plant? -the well behaved one? If so, would you like anything else from my list?

I hope to add to my list sometime this week. Things are really starting to pop up!


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Hi all, I have more seedlings to offer. (I had more success with germination than I expected!)
Butterfly Bush: Asclepias Tuberosa
Goji Berry
Cobaea Scandens: Cathedral bells (deep purple)
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  • Posted by signet z6 S.W. Ont (My Page) on
    Mon, May 23, 11 at 22:28

FLOWERGIRL , if you have enough alstromeria to trade with both Ross and I ..great but if you dont , You can trade it To Ross . Oh and it appears I forgot to answer in regards to the toad lily , yes I have one left ...well not anymore it is traded to you!
GARDENG8 .....yowza on the aluminum blind !!!!!!!!! thank you so much !
ROSS: Why not wait till all the trading is over ....If you still have it great I would love it but someone else might be interested . I can wait and see LOL !
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merja

I can bring you some coleus and I do have a couple of heliotrope seedlings. Not sure about the colour of the astilbe. I had a mauvy one (I think) and a peachy one (again...I think). My luck with astilbes has been awful. I got two a couple or so years back and they have never been happy or bloomed well. I got determined this year to really try and get them to bloom well. I dug them up and re-positioned them and gave them a good dose of bunny poo. I am not sure what colour this one little pot would be, but you can give it a whirl if you would like to be 'surprised' :)


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Lilac is love

  • Posted by signet z6 S.W. Ont (My Page) on
    Mon, May 23, 11 at 22:43

Lilac , is there anything from my updates that interest you in trade for 3 more Goji and a cobea scandens? Please let me know . Thanks signet

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  • Posted by rosco_p z6a ont.canada (My Page) on
    Mon, May 23, 11 at 22:50

LilacIsLove: I am still working on getting that Jackmanii clematis to root. I have not yet had much success. If in fact it does not take would you be interested in a small but already rooted Henryii(white) clematis in its place . Also I would be interested in some of your purple Cathedral bells. Please take a peek at my list once more and see if there is something of interest to you! Ross.


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Signet: Do you have any creeping buttercup and/or sweet woodruff left? If so would you trade them for the goji berries and the Cathedral Bells?

Ross, That's just fine about the clematis. They're very pretty too. Do you have any solomon's seal left? If so, would you be willing to trade for the Cathedral Bells?
Thanks!
~Emily


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  • Posted by signet z6 S.W. Ont (My Page) on
    Tue, May 24, 11 at 0:51

Lilac , yes I most definitely do have both and would love to trade for the goji and the cobea Scandens please.

putting them aside for you .

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Signet, That's great, thanks!
A few questions about the exchange itself.
What part of Springbank will it be in? Also, around what time? Do I need to bring anything besides the plants?


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Hello Flowergirl

I'd be happy to trade a red lily and some rockcress for the pervian lily (Yellow Alstreomeria), and the Kwanzo Daylily. If the coneflower is indeed pink and NOT purple I'd be interested in a third trade. The red lily, whirl wind and rock cress are now gone.

Rosco: I'll dig another clump of rock cress for the white calla. Thanx again.

Signet: No worries if the gooseberries don't strike. I appreciate any effort your willing to put forth. If I lived half as close I'd be sure to come help you weed. I remember your gardens... THEY ARE HUGE.


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daldak:The white Calla is yours. Thanks for the Rock Cress.

lilacislove: Thanks for the trade of your Cathedral Bells for the variegated Solomons Seal.


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SIGNET: I have sib. iris 'Silver Edge' and LA Hybrid lily 'Iceberg' for you for hostas 'Hanky Panky' and 'Lemon Lime'. I have alstroemeria for you also so I can trade it for the Toad Lily. As for how many daylily fans you get...the answer is minimum 2 fans and the question goes: What is the maximum number of fans you'll take? :) Some of my daylily clumbs are getting old and huge and I don't know what to do with them. My gardens are not that big. With some of them I just separate a clump with a shovel. If you can find the Renoir lily pot I'd be interested in it along with pink lamium and and purple lamium for the three daylilies Startle, Mauna Loa and Autumn Red. I have pics of the two other daylilies. I will e-mail them for you when I have some more time here.

ROSS, I have alstroemeria in exchange for Cherokee tomato. How about ostrich fern for the rose 'Martin Frobisher' seedling?

I'll get to the other swaps a little later.

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Flowergirl

  • Posted by signet z6 S.W. Ont (My Page) on
    Tue, May 24, 11 at 11:29

Flowergirl Thanks for the confirmed trade . I am putting aside Hanky Panky and Lemon Lime and toad lily for your . Pink lamium and purple lamium set aside for you too . As for the daylilies , if you are looking to trim down your clumps I would gladly take whatever you have extra .If newer I dont mind trading for sf or df's of something . Whatever works for you . The bigger divisions would find a home here no problem but I would want to give you something for them on top of what a regular trade would be . Just let me know how you want to go about it . Looking forward to seeing your pics of the un id'd ones too Thanks so much .

I will hunt down that Renoir lily ( its in a pot in amongst a whole bunch of other pots of "stuff" .


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Oh My Gosh, and Thank You Greylady!

I received a very nice, friendly call from Greylady Gardener today, wondering if the rock I was hiding under had infact crushed me to death. *Grins*

No.. it has not. But, oh boy.. this thread has grown, and I have to play some serious catchup! !!

I have one little post in here, and I know some of you replied.

Here's what I have for confirmed trades.

Rosco - White Anemone for Bear's Breeches

Signet Orange Cosmos, (You asked about my salvia it is purple, and perennial) You've more than kindly offered Mauve Iris, Double white and double orange Brugs, (And thank you for the warnings. Yes, very true! The brugs will be up and away from little fingers this year. I'm hoping by next year we'll have an understanding about not touching plants! (Stop laughing... *Grins*)

GardenG8 orange cosmos.

Daldak Berginia

Blue Iris orange cosmos

Flower Girl orange cosmos.

Wow... I wasn't thinking those would be popular. Just some seeds I threw in, I'm hoping they will be 'up to snuff' come time for the exchange!

Have I missed anyone?

Here's my list with a few updates.

Catmint
Jacob's Ladder (Blue)
Anemone (white)
Ligularia (Purple leaves, yellow flowers)
Chocolate Mint
Salvia
Bergenia
sweet woodruff
Ajuga
lily of the valley

Echinops Ritro
Garlic Chives
Lavender
Lupine
Zebra Grass


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Didzgarden: Thanx for the Bergenia. I'd also be interested in the Lupine. Please take a look at my list. The rockcress, red lily and whirl wind hosta are now gone.


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Daldak

Ooh.. what's the plume poppy like? I'm just seeing pictures, and I'm loving what I see.

And how does your PP cactus grow here? I know they grow quite well on Pelee island, I had the idea that for some weird reason they only grew well there! Would love some if I can tempt you with something else....


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  • Posted by rosco_p z6a ont.canada (My Page) on
    Tue, May 24, 11 at 13:34

didzgarden: Thanks for confirming the trade of Anemone for bears Breeches and would you please take a look at my list and see if anything interests you in exchange for a Ligularia? Thanks. Ross.


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ditzgarden and Lilacislove

  • Posted by signet z6 S.W. Ont (My Page) on
    Tue, May 24, 11 at 15:53

Ditzgarden , thanks for confirming our trades orange cosmos and salvia for double orange and double white brug and mauve iris . Now we need to sort out what I owe you for last years trades of iris and hosta Earth Angel. Let me know if you see anything from my list that you would like please.

I am curious too as to what type of ajuga you have please . I have ajuga Chocolate chip and am looking for
the white and green and pink varigated one .
Also curious about your zebra grass ...is it the short one or the tall one ? I am interested if it is the tall one please.

Will wait to hear back

LILAC ..... we usually meet around 11 a.m we go in the main gate and to the left ( there is a little building there with picnic tables out front . We sort our plants and then we do a pot luck ( I assume it will be the same this year.....everyone pipe in here as we might as well get that sorted at this point too) . Then there is the gamblers circle ... people bring extra plants to go in the circle . If you put in 10 you can take out 10 different ones if you put in 2 you can take out 2.....When everyone has had the opportunity to do that ...whatever is left over is free game for anyone who wants them . If plants you brought are not taken then you must take them home . It is best to put your name on some sort of tag so you know which are yours ...Then we all brings something to eat and we usually do the meal after everyone has had some time to chat and sort out the plants that they have . we sit and eat and chat and it usually lasts about 3 or 4 hours . We have a great time and get great plants and then we say goodbye until next year LOL !

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  • Posted by rosco_p z6a ont.canada (My Page) on
    Tue, May 24, 11 at 16:27

MERJA: thanks for confirming the trade Alstromeria for Cherokee Purple tomato.I will set aside a Ostrich Fern for you in exchange for the rose seedling. Thanks again. Ross.


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Lilac and daldak
Remember to bring lawn chairs if you can--otherwise all there is to sit on is the grass--not bad if you have a blanket--or the picnic bench and that can get a bit hard to take after a while.
as far as the pot luck goes--just that--bring some food to share with everyone--all the food goes on the table and we bring our own dishes and utensils, and drinks.


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Forgot!

It is a good idea to make sure you bring enough boxes to take home your new plants:)


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GRAYLADY-GARDENER: I have the white clematis for you. I would like to try the astilbe. What else would you like for it and for coleus and heliotrope?

GARDENG8: Tall pink foxglove coming your way for Iron Cross Oxalis, thank you. How about daylily 'Malaysian Monarch' for daylily 'Startle'?

DIDZGARDEN: Thank you for the orange cosmos. What would you like for it in exchange?

DALDAK: I have alstroemeria and Kwanzo daylily for red lily and purple rock cress, thank you for the trade. When I google pink echinacea and purple echinacea, I get the same pictures. So I guess people are calling it either colour. I would never call it purple myself. In my opinion it is not even close to purple. Mine is nice pink with fairly wide petals that don't droop overly much. They are seedlings so I don't know how close to mother plant they will be. Would you like to try one?

Merja


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Merja

Thank you for the clematis--hopefully someone will remember the name and let us know. :) I will bring you the astilbe.

Would you be okay with a small piece of either the 'cherry cheeks' or 'cool it' daylily in trade for the heliotrope and the coleus? You decide which one. :)
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signet

I find it hard to believe (considering what I have heard about ajuga) but I think I got this the last two years from you and it has not survived wither time--(I tend to do that to some plants! haha)

anyway please let me know what you would like for a (nother) piece of your ajuga 'chocolate chip'


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signet

OOPS!! Sorry, I didn't mean to make that sound like it was anyones's fault but mine haha! The ajuga looked great last year and was perfectly healthy. :) I just realized recently that there is no sign of it. :)


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RE: WANTED: Springbank Plant Exchange Page 2

Didzgarden: The Plume Poppy grows TALL. My neighbors can see the plumes extended over their wooden fence. It is a white feathery flower and the leaves of the plant are rather large. I have a pot pulled for you. The PP cactus I`ve had for while and it has always done well to flower. I too will pot up a segment for you. I'd love the lupine. Do you know the colour per chance?

Flowergirl Perhaps I missed it, but is the Pervian Lily perennial? I'd seen where Signet asked and now I too am curious. I'll have to pass on the coneflowers, I've never had success with the original purple coneflowers.

Thanx again to everyone for the reminder for lawnchairs, etc, been there done that. Park benches were never designed for comfort... that's for sure.


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Signet, Rosco, and Flowergirl

SIGNET: I'm pretty sure I have 'chocolate chip'. Vibrant purple flowers on green to purple leaves. Pretty, and abundant, but nothing special I don't believe. As for what I'm currently drooling over??? Miniature iris cream, and poet's narcissus and Brunnera. And yes.. that other plant you're trying to get rid of. I have to search back to find the name. But sure, I'll take some!

Zebra grass: Tall? No.. I don't think so. Not much higher than my waist.

Rosco how about the lilac? I've been debating back and forth between the lilac and the honeysuckle. Lilac it is if you still have it.

FLOWERGIRL: The cosmos are mere seedlings. Doesn't feel right to take a trade. They are wispy and itty bitty!

The same goes for Gardeng8 and Blueiris, these little guys are.. little guys! Not exactly a 'plant' as of yet.


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I can't beleive the swap is getting so close...

Flowergirl: Forgot to mention that I'd be interested in trying my hand at the taller variety of foxglove you mentioned. Please let me know.


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