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WANTED: mag spring swap: plants you want

Posted by alfie_md6 (My Page) on
Thu, Mar 10, 11 at 9:43

2011 Spring MAG Swap: Plants You Want List
Saturday May 14, 2011 from 10am to 1pm
at Gardengramma’s Gorgeous Encampment (see link below)

DIRECTIONS (I know that nobody ever reads directions, including me. But please read them anyway.)


DO post a list of the plants you WANT on this thread. Please add Latin names and cultivar names, as applicable, if you can.

DO list any other garden stuff, such as seeds, tools, magazines, books, and gnomes, that you want. Somebody else might to get rid of it!

DO read other people's lists. If you see things you have and want to arrange a trade, please e-mail the person directly via private e-mail. To e-mail the person, click on their name at the top of their post.

DO update your lists when you think of more things you want.

DO feel free to update your member page with your Haves and Wants and to link your post here to any Plant Exchange page you may have.

DO NOT arrange trades on this thread. Please arrange them via private e-mail.

DO NOT use this thread for your Haves. That's what the MAG Spring Swap: Plants you have thread is for.

DOs and DON’Ts for the SWAP:

DO mark reserved plants (i.e., plants which you already arranged a trade for) so that other people do not take them by mistake.

DO label your plants. The plant labels do not need to be fancy. Popsicle sticks, plastic spoons, etc. are fine.

DO take plants labeled “Free” or “Please Take”. (In fact, PLEASE do take plants labeled “Free or “Please Take”.)

DO ask if you are not sure whether it is ok for you to take the plants.

DO, when you leave, take home (or sneak into somebody else’s vehicle) the plants you brought that nobody wanted.

DO NOT take anything marked "Reserved" or labeled for someone else.

DO NOT leave the plants you brought that nobody wanted for Gardengramma to have to deal with.


Answer: Yes, you can come even though you don't have any plants to trade. Your main assignment is to bring food or other items for the pot luck. (Chocolate-containing foods are strongly encouraged.) Please discuss your potluck contributions at the MAG Spring Swap Food thread, not here. Also, note that, in many cases, the reason why people are bringing these particular plants to the swap for you to take home is because the plants are, um, “vigorous”. In a few years, you, too, will have lots of plants to trade.

Happy gardening!

Here is a link that might be useful: Gardengramma’s Gorgeous Encampment

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: WANTED: mag spring swap: plants you want

Dare I be the first?

I'd love to find some

  • Lantana and coleus.
  • Mums. Believe it or not. Burgundy, yellow or bright purple.
  • Black and Blue Sage

    I need nothing, but of course I'll discover I can't live without something on these lists.

    Sounds like fun!
    I can't wait. I haven't been able to attend in recent years, but life continues to change.


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    RE: WANTED: mag spring swap: plants you want

    Cinnamon ferns
    Ostrich ferns
    Royal ferns
    Tassel ferns
    Sweet woodruff
    Cote d'Azur Pinks, Saponaria ocymoides
    Pachysandra (Japanese, variegated, Appalachian, any type)
    Hardy geranium splish splash
    Coral bells in the Georgia peach, Christa, Sothern comfort, peach flamb� family�peachy orange
    Rosey happy returns lilies

    RE: WANTED: mag spring swap: plants you want

    Lilys, including ditch

    hosta, especially blue


    RE: WANTED: mag spring swap: plants you want


    Looking to landscape townhouse backyard. Need plant and small shrubs that like shade.

    RE: WANTED: mag spring swap: plants you want

    Sage (the kind for cooking)
    Single daylilies (except ditch)
    Virginia bluebells
    UNvariegated Solomon's seal
    White snakeroot (Eupatorium rugosum) -- not 'Chocolate'
    Green and gold (Chrysoganum virginianum)
    Maypop (Passiflora incarnata)
    Thimbleweed (Anemone virginiana)
    Wild blue phlox (Phlox divaricata)
    Spotted geranium (Geranium maculatum)

    RE: WANTED: mag spring swap: plants you want

    so far this is what I am interested in:

    Caryopteris divaricata
    Campanula poscharskyana Blue Waterfall
    Coreopsis rosea 'Sweet Dreams' -- pink coreopsis
    Dianthus Firewitch (�Feuerhexe�)
    Dicentra �King of Hearts� -- fernleaf bleeding heart
    Delphinium 'New Millennium Pagan Purples'
    Gaillardia 'Fanfare' - blanket flower
    Helleborus � hybridus - lenten rose
    Lavender (any variety)

    Hosta ~ Blue Mouse Ears
    Hosta ~ Plantaginea (August Lily)

    RE: WANTED: mag spring swap: plants you want

    Another want: big containers (10-gallon or so)

    WANTED: mag spring swap: plants you want

    Lily of the Valley
    ferns of any variety (Ostrich, Christmas, Cinnamon, etc.)
    Coral Bells of any variety
    Sweet Woodruff

    RE: WANTED: mag spring swap: plants you want


    Here are a few of the items I am looking for this year:
    hardy banana
    vinca minor
    lady slipper
    cardinal lobelia
    virginia bluebells
    tall pink canna
    white turtleheads
    hardy kiwi - don't need males
    Baptisia australis
    orange thyme
    lemon thyme
    rose sented geranium
    hardy persimmon
    culinary sage
    hardy rosemary
    Hardy Cyclamen

    RE: WANTED: mag spring swap: plants you want

    This is the list or wants I've been working on -- I'm sure I've forgotten a few! As you can see, I'm trying to deal with a lot of shade and a passion for home-grown produce -- all ideas welcome.

    Brunnera "Jack Frost" or other Siberian Bugloss
    Chrysogonum virginianum (green and gold)
    Japanese or other primula
    Primula sieboldii Siebold primrose
    Daphne "Carol Mackii" shrub
    Caroline allspice (Calycanthus floridus) Athena or Michael Lindsay or other
    Vaccinium angustifolium low bush blueberry
    Dwarf fothergilla (Fothergilla gardenii) Appalachia cultivar or other
    Virginia sweetspire (Itea virginica), esp. Henry�s Garnet and Morton
    Mountain laurel (Kalmia latifolia)
    varieties of hellebore, heuchera
    named raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, strawberries
    eidble fruit/nutbearing shrubs that can take some shade
    native shade plants -- ground covers, shrubs, flowers


    RE: WANTED: mag spring swap: plants you want

    After some thought (my first inclinationis to say I want oneor two of everything), BUT... i have limited sun, although my neighbor has just removed a 60 ft poplar that took all of the sun from the south side of my house, I think it will be container gardens for that side for now so, my wish list;

    camelias (either fall or spring blooming, any color)
    poblano peppers
    roma or other tomatoes good for canning
    blueberry bushes

    Many thanks Carol

    RE: WANTED: mag spring swap: plants you want

    Yeah! Change of plans and I can come to the swap this year!


    Red Baneberry Actaea rubra
    Western skunk cabbage (Lysichitum americana)
    Nodding Onion or any ornamental onion (Allium cernuum, A. tricoccum, A. stellatum, A. acuminatum)
    Mayapples Podophylum petatum
    any Trillium
    any Arum Jack in the Pulpit (except arum itallicum
    any Hellebore
    Crossvine (Bignonia capriolata any variety)
    Plumbago (Ceratostigma plumbaginoides)
    Sneezeweed (Helenium autumnale) looking for Moerheim beauty or Coppelia
    Jerusalem sage (Phlomis fructicosa)
    African blue lily Agapanthus campanulatus
    Native Coral Honeysuckle (Lonicera sempivirens)any variety
    Gentian sage (Salvia patens)
    Wine Poppy Mallow (Callirhoe involucrata)
    Pinkroot Petunia (native) (Ruellia carolinensis or R. ciliosa, R. humilis)
    Meadow Rue (Thalictrum aquileiifolium or T. dlavayi, or T. rochebrunianum)
    Barrenwort (Epimedium spp.) any variety
    Smokebush purple(Cotinus spp.)
    Honeyberry (have only seen this in a catalogue, its a variety of Lonicera modified by Luther Burbank, L. caerulea or L. kamchatika)
    Any summer blooming lillies: turks cap, tree-form
    Hawthorne seedlings
    Ilex verticulata Winterberry any variety
    Possum haw
    Any Oregon grape (Mahonia spp)

    RE: WANTED: mag spring swap: plants you want

    Hi, everyone!

    I am *desperate* to try the following plants:

    -gooseberry (really would like poorman but can't seem to find them anywhere affordable!)
    -currants (any that taste good)
    -paw paw
    -rhubarb (any kind)

    I'm not sure yet if I will be able to make it to the swap--it is my graduation weekend and guests will be here. But I am certainly going to try! Regardless, let me know if you have any of the above plants you are willing to share!


    RE: WANTED: mag spring swap: plants you want

    Oh boy, I thought maybe I would try to avoid the swap this year but find that there is an overwhelming force telling me that of course I need more plants:


    Japanese anemones - any
    Lavender - pink or white
    Toad lilies - any
    Turtlehead - white
    Agastache - not Blue Fortune or Anise Hyssop
    Syringa vulgaris - white
    Pieris japonica
    Campanula - pink
    Delphinium - white
    Eryngium - any sea holly

    Looking forward to the 14th!

    RE: WANTED: mag spring swap: plants you want

    Here are my specific wants. Beyond that surprises are great!


    Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) -- can never have too much IMO!

    Sage (Salvia officinalis) -- the more generic and fragrant the better

    Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) -- ditto

    Tarragon (Artemisia dracunculus) -- French or otherwise

    Lavender (Lavandula spp)

    Russian sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia)


    Highbush Blueberry


    RE: WANTED: mag spring swap: plants you want

    Everyone who knows me , knows I always ask for iris.
    I am interested in a few more plants this year because of last year's drought.
    lilys other than " ditch"

    I'm not picky. They don't have to be named.
    Looking forward to seeing everyone again.

    RE: WANTED: mag spring swap: plants you want

    Would love to have some bamboo plants to plant. Any type that's hardy here locally (zone 6-7) will do. :)

    Would love some big types that can give bamboo shoots that's edible. I'm from Asia, so I have consumed many bamboo shoots and always fond of this "invasive" plant. :D

    Clumpy type is welcoming too.

    RE: WANTED: mag spring swap: plants you want

    Babyberg, I don't see an option to send you an email - can you please contact me? I have a lot of ferns, but don't know much about them. Happy to share!

    RE: WANTED: mag spring swap: plants you want

    A few more wants:

    Sea Holly - particularly blue
    Astilbe - particularly white

    RE: WANTED: mag spring swap: plants you want

    Lily of the valley
    Daisy-form flowers for sun-shasta, coreopsis, rudbeckia, etc.
    ornamental grass-clumping

    RE: WANTED: mag spring swap: plants you want

    Looking for:
    . Lily of the valley
    . Bamboo (any kind), large and hardy in zone 6-7. Can come dig.
    . Fig cuttings (have celeste). Any other type that's hardy and production locally. Can trade (have some other varieties) if you are a fig-nut too. :)

    RE: WANTED: mag spring swap: plants you want

    I can't seem to get in touch with anyone through GardenWeb's email system and I have plenty of Lily of The Valley for those who want it so please email me direct

    RE: WANTED: mag spring swap: plants you want


    It look like your AOL email is bouncing all emails back. Try another email account?

    I'd love to have some of the Lily of the Valley if still available. My email is : laynemj (at hotmail). Let me know if you have any interested plant/item from my list too.


    RE: WANTED: mag spring swap: plants you want

    Here are some things I could use more of:

    Ferns - any variety
    Any shade-tolerant woodland plant
    Astilbe - any variety
    Iris (especially any named or unusual varieties)
    Hardy geranium
    Perennial salvia
    Echinacea (purple coneflower)
    Foxgloves (digitalis)
    Anything that's deer-resistant
    Veggie plants
    Monkshood (any variety)
    Yarrow (achilea)
    Russian Sage

    RE: WANTED: mag spring swap: plants you want

    Raspberries and more raspberries, and black berries.
    black eyed susan vine
    eleagnus shrub (any variety)
    sweet pepper seedlings

    RE: WANTED: mag spring swap: plants you want

    Adding to my wish list
    red dogwood seedlings

    RE: WANTED: mag spring swap: plants you want

    This might be a duplicate post--I don't see my first post.

    I'm starting a new berry patch and would love some:

    thornless blackberries

    Also looking for shade loving plants (astilbes are especially coming to mind right now. And deer resistant would be good.)

    RE: WANTED: mag spring swap: plants you want

    I would love some:

    geraniums - cranes bill
    large leaved hostas
    white balloon flower
    white liatris
    pervoskia - both the regular and the dwarf
    echinacea - yellows, reds or oranges especially
    Opuntia ficus-indica
    "hardy" agave pups
    red maple seedlings

    anything really.

    RE: WANTED: mag spring swap: plants you want

    Would like (but do not have to have)
    Hardy geraniums
    Hardy persimmon seedling
    Hardy cyclamen
    Mountain laurel
    Very hardy camelia
    Real quince (not flowering)
    Turk-cap lilies

    I have sent people e-mails as to what might fit their need. Also, I have several types of bamboo, needs to be dug, including edible. I tried to send an e-mail, but there wasn't one.
    If you have what I want, we can dig what you like, good dirt, not a hard job. Look at my list as well.

    RE: WANTED: mag spring swap: plants you want

    I want veggie seedlings to round out my garden (and erase the memory of seedling disaster:
    pepper, sweet and hot and Italian

    Thank you!

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