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NEW: 2014 theme garden swap

Posted by micyrey 5b (My Page) on
Wed, Jan 1, 14 at 23:38

Hello
I dont remember when this swap started but several of us have hosted it before, I will do my best with it this year.

#1 post a list of up to 5 theme gardens you have or want to have. ex: patriotic, cottage, verigated, zoo garden and so on.

#2 please mark seeds for the player they go to.

#3 send stamps or $ to cover return shipping.

#4 please inclose your screen name, full name and address in your envie.

#5 if you want DC# please let me know and include $ for it.

#6 please no pre paid postage stickers some times they will not accept them.

#7 have fun with this one

sign ups till jan 15th, post list of themes by end of sign ups.

sent by Feb 10th

well I think thats all

players
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#1 micyrey/michelle
- humming bird garden( red flowers/flowers hummers like)
- sunny side up ( sunflowers, yellow and orange flowers)
- caterpillar bar ( anything butterfly caterpillars like, have common milkweed, any others welcome )
- herbs galore ( any herbs)
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# 2 poisondartfrog/alana

1. Hib, Hib, Hooray! Hibiscus and their relatives (family Malvaceae) including Alcea, Abutilon, Sida, Sidalcea, Gossypium, Lavatera, Anoda, Malva and a thousand or so other genera.

2. "Oranges poranges, who says there ain't no rhyme for oranges." (Witchiepoo)
Pale apricot/peach through citrus orange through burnt sienna, flowers, fruits, foliage.

3. The Sky is falling! Plants with poultry references in any of their names. (chickens, turkeys, geese, ducks, pheasants, etc. Also egg words like ova, yolk, etc)

4. Green Acres. Plants with green flowers or foliage that is mottled, variegated, marked or highlighted by various shades of green, or other colors.

5. Miss Lottie's Marigolds. All shapes, colors, forms, species, both annual and perennial Tagetes.

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# 3 yotetrapper

For all my themes all plants are welcome: veggies, annuals, perennials, etc.

1) The Sunny Southland - Plants historically found in a southern garden. Plants with any words related to the south such as dixie, rebel, southern, confederate, or the names of any of the southern states. Whatever, get creative.

2) Civil War - North or south. Yankee, rebel, generals or presidents names, civil war era plants, again, whatever, not picky.

3) Jack and the beanstalk - any (heirloom only please) pole beans, any plants referencing the name jack

4) Moaning the blues - True Blue flowered plants

5) Snow White - White flowers of any sort for a moonlight garden.

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#4 pinkiris/jayeanne

1. "PINK Southern Belle" viewing anything PINK in her gardens... foilage, flowers, fruit, be creative!

2. "Snow White" vs. "Batman"- WHITE and/or BLACK flowers/foliage of any sort...Rather than cast gloom, these plants can add mystery, depth, and sophistication to the garden.

3. Moaning the blues - True Blue flowered plants

4. Green Acres. Plants with green flowers or foliage that is mottled, variegated, marked or highlighted by various shades of green, and or other colors.

5. Civil War - North or south. Yankee, rebel, generals or presidents names, civil war era plants, again, whatever, not picky.

For all my themes everything is welcome: veggies, herbs, annuals, perennials, etc...

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#5 roper2008
Hummingbird Haven- Flowers that hummers like.

Bird Buffet- Flowers that birds eat the seed.

Fragrant Delight- Fragrant Flowers

Got Fruit- Fruit seeds

Late Bloomers- Flowers that bloom in the fall.

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#6 sandlapperose/jeanne

1. Pretty in Pink (plant with pink flowers, fruit, or even on the leaves)

2, Healthy Eating (plant with a healthy or food related name or any fruit, veggie, or herb)

3. A Walk in the Park (words relating to a park or exercise - like "running" beans)

4. The Wizard of Oz (lion, ruby, slippers, Emerald City, witch, Kansas, etc.)

5. Cafe au Lait (coffee, brown, cream, milk, white, beige)

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#7 jayene

1 The Best Medicine - Plants with healing properties; plants with silly names or those that might invoke thoughts of laughter/laughing/happiness

2 Memory Garden - Shades of blue & purple; those whose names include Carolyn (Carol), Charlene, sister, Sis, Sissy, friend; any with feline related names; those with cannabis-like foliage or other 'hippie'-ish plants

3 Dark 'Poison' - Black, brown, purple or other dark fruited tomatoes

4 Pucker Up - Flowers in lemon-yellow (my most favorite color) or that smell of lemons

5 Sniff This - Plants with extremely fragrant flowers or foliage

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# 8 beth-B

1)Cutting garden, anything I can cut and tuck into a vase or little basket. This ranges from the shortest little French Marigolds to the tallest Russian Sunflowers. I see this in my mind as a riot of colors, even some I don't generally like.LOL, I bought the cutting garden assortment from Botanical Intrests but I'll try most anything in this one.
2)A Potager, We don't even have a house yet but I want to start this ASAP. I have started rhubarb, asparagus and grape vines from seed already as these are slow starters. Any herbs or small veggies are welcome.What else goes in this one? I love the word, Potager and pictures that I have seen make this seem like perfect garden for me.

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#9 jensyen
1. Now We're Cooking- Herbs, Vegetables and Fruit seeds. ex. Basil, beans, tomatoes
2. You're Grounded For Life!- Plants that grow close to the ground. ex. Moss Rose & Creeping Thyme
3. Reseeding Heirline - Heirloom plants that reseed. ex. Snapdragons, Foxgloves Dahlias & Petunias.
4. Sleeping Beauties- Seeds for perennials. They 'go to sleep' and come back in the Spring. ex. Bee Balm & Bleeding Heart
5. Jeepers Creepers - Pretty vines that creep along fences etc. ex. Cardinal Vine & Morning Glory

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#10 lovesblooms

No tree, shrub, bulb, or veggie (unless ornamental) seeds please.

1. Simply Splendid--anything with the word "splendens" in its scientific name
2. The New Green--plants with foliage that is anything but plain green (variegated with green is fine)
3. South of the Border--common or Latin names from or associated with countries south of the US, including Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean
4. Hot, Hot, Hot!--common or Latin names with or associated with fire (ex. flame, heat, sparks, blaze, etc., but not sun, stars, or candles)
5. Royal Roots--with common or Latin names associated with royalty (ex. regal, royal, queen, king, prince/princess, crown, cloak/cape, jewels, etc.)

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# 11 browneyedsusan

Here are my themes:
Oh Deer! -Deer-resistant perennials or annuals for sun or shade
Red, White and Blue- for a patriotic garden
What’s in a name?- plants with John, Jeremy, Nathan or Rebecca in their names
Buried Treasures- plants that produce bulbs, tubers or rhizomes
Dixie Chicks- plants for the South(east), native or not.

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#12 paperfinch
Tea Garden
-Salad Garden
-Herb garden
-Allium Garden

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#13 hibiscusfan
1. Green Thumb-green or partially green flowers.

2.Ebony and Ivory- flowers that are black or white or nearly black or white.

3. Pink Pleasures

4. See Them!-Sedums and low growing plants.

5. Red Hat Ladies.

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#15 gee-oh-nyc

Just getting in under the wire here...
1) Shady Grove- plants that thrive in the shade
2) Workhorse- long-season flowering plants
3) Basil the Great- different kinds of basil
4) Short n' Sweet- compact flowering plants
5) Best in Show- your personal or family favorite.

This post was edited by micyrey on Thu, Jan 16, 14 at 18:13


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I love working on this swap to find seeds that match themes! Thanks for hosting it Michelle.

My themes:
1. Hib, Hib, Hooray! Hibiscus and Hibiscus relatives, (Malvaceae) including Alcea, Abutilon, Sida, Sidalcea, Gossypium, Lavatera, Anoda, Malva and a thousand or so other genera.

2. "Oranges poranges, who says there ain't no rhyme for oranges." (Witchiepoo)
Pale apricot/peach through citrus orange through burnt sienna, flowers, fruits, foliage.

3. The Sky is falling! Plants with poultry references in any of their names. (chickens, turkeys, geese, ducks, pheasants, etc. Also egg words like ova, yolk, etc)

4. Green Acres. Plants with green flowers or foliage that is mottled, variegated, marked or highlighted by various shades of green, or other colors.

5. Miss Lottie's Marigolds. All shapes, colors, forms, species; both annual and perennial Tagetes.

This post was edited by poisondartfrog on Thu, Jan 2, 14 at 14:57


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Thanks for hosting Michelle!

For all my themes all plants are welcome: veggies, annuals, perennials, etc.

1) The Sunny Southland - Plants historically found in a southern garden. Plants with any words related to the south such as dixie, rebel, southern, confederate, or the names of any of the southern states. Whatever, get creative.

2) Civil War - North or south. Yankee, rebel, generals or presidents names, civil war era plants, again, whatever, not picky.

3) Jack and the beanstalk - any (heirloom only please) pole beans, any plants referencing the name jack

4) Moaning the blues - True Blue flowered plants

5) Snow White - White flowers of any sort for a moonlight garden.


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Would Love to join in!

My themes would be:

1. "PINK Southern Belle" viewing anything PINK in her gardens... foilage, flowers, fruit, be creative!

2. "Snow White" vs. "Batman"- WHITE and/or BLACK flowers/foliage of any sort...Rather than cast gloom, these plants can add mystery, depth, and sophistication to the garden.

3. Moaning the blues - True Blue flowered plants

4. Green Acres. Plants with green flowers or foliage that is mottled, variegated, marked or highlighted by various shades of green, and or other colors.

5. Civil War - North or south. Yankee, rebel, generals or presidents names, civil war era plants, again, whatever, not picky.

For all my themes everything is welcome: veggies, herbs, annuals, perennials, etc...

Jayeanne

This post was edited by pinkiris on Thu, Jan 2, 14 at 15:29


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I didn't participate last year. Don't want to miss this
year..Let me get back to you on my theme's.

Okay, here they are.

Hummingbird Haven- Flowers that hummers like.

Bird Buffet- Flowers that birds eat the seed.

Fragrant Delight- Fragrant Flowers

Got Fruit- Fruit seeds

Late Bloomers- Flowers that bloom in the fall.

This post was edited by roper2008 on Thu, Jan 2, 14 at 18:55


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Here are my themes. I love this swap!

1. Pretty in Pink (plant with pink flowers, fruit, or even on the leaves)

2, Healthy Eating (plant with a healthy or food related name or any fruit, veggie, or herb)

3. A Walk in the Park (words relating to a park or exercise - like "running" beans)

4. The Wizard of Oz (lion, ruby, slippers, Emerald City, witch, Kansas, etc.)

5. Cafe au Lait (coffee, brown, cream, milk, white, beige)

Thanks so much for hosting this, Michelle!

Jeanne


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I'll give it a go this year, too. My themes:

1 The Best Medicine - Plants with healing properties; plants with silly names or those that might invoke thoughts of laughter/laughing/happiness

2 Memory Garden - Shades of blue & purple; those whose names include Carolyn (Carol), Charlene, sister, Sis, Sissy, friend; any with feline related names; those with cannabis-like foliage or other 'hippie'-ish plants

3 Dark 'Poison' - Black, brown, purple or other dark fruited tomatoes

4 Pucker Up - Flowers in lemon-yellow (my most favorite color) or that smell of lemons

5 Sniff This - Plants with extremely fragrant flowers or foliage

Thanks for hosting Michelle!


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Michelle,
Is there a limit to the amount of packets we can send?
Janine


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no limit to the seeds to send, but I may have to use duplicate seeds or things that dont meet your themes if you send lots and not enough sent in for you. it is a risk you take.
michelle


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trying to decide if I can do this this year.. I just recently started to really garden again . Most of my seeds are commercial and so, would be shares of packets.For most, that means rather small quantities.
I have a lot of different types of veggies
Let me know what you think.
Bethb


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hello
beth would love to have you, most people are fine with small amounts of commercial seed.
michelle


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I have just two themes but each one is a broad category
1)Cutting garden, anything I can cut and tuck into a vase or little basket. This ranges from the shortest little French Marigolds to the tallest Russian Sunflowers. I see this in my mind as a riot of colors, even some I don't generally like.LOL, I bought the cutting garden assortment from Botanical Intrests but I'll try most anything in this one.
2)A Potager, We don't even have a house yet but I want to start this ASAP. I have started rhubarb, asparagus and grape vines from seed already as these are slow starters. Any herbs or small veggies are welcome.What else goes in this one? I love the word, Potager and pictures that I have seen make this seem like perfect garden for me.
Thanks Michelle, this is pretty exciting.
Bethb


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This looks like fun. The themes look great so far.
My themes are:

1. Now We're Cooking- Herbs, Vegetables and Fruit seeds. ex. Basil, beans, tomatoes
2. You're Grounded For Life!- Plants that grow close to the ground. ex. Moss Rose & Creeping Thyme
3. Reseeding Heirline - Heirloom plants that reseed. ex. Snapdragons, Foxgloves Dahlias & Petunias.
4. Sleeping Beauties- Seeds for perennials. They 'go to sleep' and come back in the Spring. ex. Bee Balm & Bleeding Heart
5. Jeepers Creepers - Pretty vines that creep along fences etc. ex. Cardinal Vine & Morning Glory
Michelle,Thanks for hosting!
Thanks all, for participating in this fun swap!
Jen

This post was edited by jensyen on Mon, Jan 6, 14 at 23:15


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Ooh, not sure how I missed this when it was first posted! Took me all day to come up with my themes, but here they are:

No tree, shrub, bulb, or veggie (unless ornamental) seeds please.

1. Simply Splendid--anything with the word "splendens" in its scientific name
2. The New Green--plants with foliage that is anything but plain green (variegated with green is fine)
3. South of the Border--common or Latin names from or associated with countries south of the US, including Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean
4. Hot, Hot, Hot!--common or Latin names with or associated with fire (ex. flame, heat, sparks, blaze, etc., but not sun, stars, or candles)
5. Royal Roots--with common or Latin names associated with royalty (ex. regal, royal, queen, king, prince/princess, crown, cloak/cape, jewels, etc.)

Excited, thanks for hosting, Michelle!

This post was edited by lovesblooms on Tue, Jan 7, 14 at 16:42


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hi everyone
great themes so far, glade to see so many sign ups .
thanks everyone for playing.
michelle


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just bumping up.


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More themes! Great! I'm finding seeds for every swapper, if not every theme.


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Love this swap!
Here are my themes:
Oh Deer! -Deer-resistant perennials or annuals for sun or shade
Red, White and Blue- for a patriotic garden
What’s in a name?- plants with John, Jeremy, Nathan or Rebecca in their names
Buried Treasures- plants that produce bulbs, tubers or rhizomes
Dixie Chicks- plants for the South(east), native or not.

Thanks for organizing this Michelle!

Susan


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Love this idea! Here's my wish list:

-Tea Garden
-Salad Garden
-Herb garden
-Allium Garden


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While cleaning up my craft room/office, I found a notebook from a year or two ago. The players names and themes for that year's Theme swap were listed and it was fun to see who is back again and that even a few of the themes are the same.
There were 29 players on that list and a lot of familiar names.
One, though, that I don't remember except from that swap was Timmie who wanted seeds to grow things for his Gerbil. This made me smile then and still does.
LOts of fun themes for this year, though some are challenging too. That's part of the fun.


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"Timmie who wanted seeds to grow things for his Gerbil."

Awww!


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hi
yes beth that was us, tim and his brother used to raise guinea pigs and we grew alot of goodies for them.

after being below freezing and for 3 days below 0 it has finally reached 32*. I'm hoping to go for a walk today, I need the exercise.

I would like to send a shout out to Miss Drippy aka Kim, she sent an envie of seeds for this swap and wants nothing back. thanks so much kim, I will be sure they all get homes.

I have desided to experiment with some tropical seeds this year, I got some unusual seeds on line some take several months to germinate, dont know if I will have the patients but I want to try.

well have a great day everyone. stay warm

michelle


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Oh Kool Michelle, I have just the name and the theme on my list. Thought that was such a neat ides. LOve the idea of kids gardening and being responsible for pets
I second the thanks to Kim. I gave almost all my seeds to my daughterbut I have had times when I had boxes and cans full. Looking forward to getting back to that point. So nice to have extras to share.


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1. Green Thumb-green or partially green flowers.

2.Ebony and Ivory- flowers that are black or white or nearly black or white.

3. Pink Pleasures

4. See Them!-Sedums and low growing plants.

5. Red Hat Ladies.

This post was edited by hibiscusfan on Sat, Jan 11, 14 at 15:46


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Just wondering if anyone has ever gotten seeds from Seedaholic. They are in Ireland and have a couple things I have been looking fo. r Seeds are reasonable but shipping is high. Just wondering?


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hello
sign ups are almost done, if the send date is too close I can push it back a week or so. I wanted everyone to get their seeds from WLONMLS back before you have too send.
let me know if that will help.
michelle


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I'd really appreciate the extra time. It would help me figure out what 20 items I still need most.

Thanks for the offer.


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I could use some extra time too as my brain is getting slower lol!


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Sorry, I was thinking of the winter swap. My brain is getting slower, too--so, yes... extra time, lol.


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hello
how about feb 10th for the send date.
michelle


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Sounds about perfect to me.


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hi
just 2 more days for sign ups. I will send out my address after that, but if you are in WLOMWLS please no need to rush, I will wait for those to get back incase you have some extras from that swap you want to send.
the snow is melting and looks to be a better week, makes me want to start some seeds, but I must restrain my self.
well need to get the boys ready for school.
michelle


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I'm still here, appreciate the later send date as well. This is my weekend and plan to work on this swap the next couple days. Great themes on here, should be lots of seeds flowing through the postal service. Spring is getting closer, ya'll.


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Michelle, I would love to join.

Yotetrapper, I found a couple of promising websites with info about Civil War plants -

- wildflowers common then have been documented at Civil War defense sites around Washington, DC - http://www.nps.gov/cwdw/naturescience/plants.htm

- The confederacy had to make some of its medicines from local and garden plants - http://extension.psu.edu/plants/gardening/news/2013/gardening-during-the-civil-war

This is shaping into quite an interesting swap - thanks everyone


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Thanks Primrose!

What are your themes?


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Yotetrapper, I still don't have themes, but will try to post them tomorrow. I found a huge list of flowers & vegetables that were grown by Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) at his home at Monticello, Virginia. I think there's a good chance other major landowners in the south may have grown these also before the Civil War, if Jefferson was - http://www.monticelloshop.org/farm-garden-seeds.html (fyi - Monticello is selling these)


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Just getting in under the wire here...
1) Shady Grove- plants that thrive in the shade
2) Workhorse- long-season flowering plants
3) Basil the Great- different kinds of basil
4) Short n' Sweet- compact flowering plants
5) Best in Show- your personal or family favorite.

Thanks
George


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hello
well we have our final line up.
I will start sending out my address later today.
we can all start packing now.
I got some of my tropical seeds planted this week. also started some bur oaks, I hope they sprout, I love bur oak trees.
my inlaws are getting new counter tops today so I asked for the old ones and will build legs and make counters for my indoor greenhouse. I'm very excited to upgrade.

well off to work,
happy gardening
michelle


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Michelle - This is one of my all-time favorite swaps, but for personal reasons I need to withdraw. Congratulations on your burr-oak seedlings - oaks fascinate me, too - wasn't Odin's tree an oak? If not, well, this senior citizen is enjoying the fantasy lol. Good luck everyone and hopefully next year I'll be able to participate again :)


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hello
no problem prim, hope to see you around.
michelle


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I'm getting seed sorted for the various traders and getting excited wondering what sort of new surprises I'll be getting.
Still have a couple orders to arrive then I'll finish up and be ready to ship.
George if you are still sorting seed, I'm interested in the Lichnes Angels Blush. This was a favorite in my garden in MD and i'd enjoy having it again. Thanks
Bethb


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hello everyone
I sent out my address so hope everyone gets it.
prim I forgot you dropped and sent it to you, just ignore it.
let the sorting begin.
michelle


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Michelle - not to worry - I'm wistfully following the swap.


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miceyrey... I did not receive your address.


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hello
yotetrapper - I sent it again, if you dont get it this time send me an email and I will send it back

micyreygrow@yahoo.com


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I have not received your address either.
Susan


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Hi
Yo I sent you an email.
Sus I will try your again
Michelle


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I have most of the packets ready. Some were easy but some have really forced me to stretch both imagination and creativity.
I even read Civil War cookbooks. LOL figured if they cooked it, someone had to be growing it. Never realized they had canned milk and dehydrated veggies back then. Never too old to learn something new.
Hope all back on the east coast and upper mid west are doing ok with the weather
Bethb


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I'm home unexpectedly today and hope to finish up for this swap. Many offices and schools around here are closed in anticipation of an inch of snow. We are such wimps! I have not even seen the first flake yet, lol.


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Need to go out and get an envy to mail my seeds in but it's so COLD and windy I don't even want to go to the mailbox either. Keep warm everyone in this deep freeze.


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dont go out in the cold if you dont have too. there is no rush.
michelle


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Michelle, correct me if I'm wrong, but I think we have until that first week in Febraury to send our seeds to you. Right? Someone rear-ended my car earlier this week and he hit it so hard it drove me into the car in front of me. I haven't been doing much other than going to the doctors this week. I will send. I'm just trying to make sure I won't be late.
Thanks!
Jeanne


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sorry about that jeanne, the new ship by date is feb 10th. but dont worry I will wait for you. hope you are ok.
huggs
michelle


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Hope you're ok Jeanne. Sorry for your troubles. Beth, I'm having to stretch too to find some connection to some of the themes but it's fun... even using puns on some of the names to get extra seeds in there. Hope you all like puns. Groans are ok when you read the envelope :)


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Michelle, in the instructions, I don't see anything about this being a one for one swap. Just want to confirm that whatever is sent for someone goes to them even if it is not an exact even exchange. That is the way it seems to me but I wanted to confirm .I'm trying to send a reasonable amount to everyone but some are so much easier I just got to wondering.


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hello
beth I will leave the packs as you sent them unless there is just wayyyyy too many for someone, and too few for someone else. mostly I would like everyone to get what players sent them, evan if the numbers done evan out. I will be sure everyone gets back the same amount they send unless someone dose not want the same amount back.
I hope that makes sense I'm a little tired.

also I got alana's seeds today. and started sorting mine.

michelle


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My seeds are finally on their way. I had to wait a week to get to the Post Office with all this chilly, snowy weather. Please feel free to contact me if you want to do any side trades. Helps with the cabin fever. Stay safe and warm, everyone!


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hello
I got seeds from hibiscusfan and jensen today.
great job on the packing, very neet.
michelle


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Hello Everyone,
Two milestones today: got heat back in our building AND I finished packing up the seeds.
I kinda went hog-wild and sent in way more than expected to try to fit your themes.
In order to do that, some of the seeds you will get are a few years old and some are from trades that have no date... but most are seeds that are viable for a good long time. A few specialty items might have slightly less in the envelope than you would expect in a one-on-one trade, but wanted to cover as many of your themes as possible.
That being said, I'm sending in about ten packs for each gardener.
Hope they do well for you all.
Stay warm


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I'll start getting my seed packets together tomorrow. We got snow so we're trying to stay off the roads until it's all clear... yes, rather uncommon here in SC and they really do ask that you stay off the roads, but after what happened in Atlanta and other places I think our state is smart to say "stay home." I should be able to get the seeds mailed out by Monday or Tuesday if not sooner. I'll post when they are on the way.
Thanks for being the hostess for this, Michelle. Definitley one of my favorite swaps!
Jeanne


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Michelle,
My seeds are all packed up and I should be able to mail them tomorrow. As always, it was fun trying to fit seeds to the themes. We had some great ones this year!
Jeanne


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Mailed my seeds today...finally!


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We just got hit by a snow storm here. I work this afternoon but figure tomorrow will be the perfect time to finish up this swap on a snow day.


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i didn't go out on Saturday so my seeds will get mailed tomorrow. With a few of the packets, I didn't have many of the seeds so I'm sorry about that. My plants didn't set a lot of seeds last year - I think it was because of all of the rain we had. Plus I wasn't out there watching to harvest them as closely as I usually am. Such fun matching the themes! There were some themes where I used commercial seeds packets and some packets were from earlier trades. I tried to let the themes direct me as for which ones to select.

Thanks again, Michelle. I think I was hostess for this swap twice and it's time consuming to get everything sorted and repacked. I love this swap though!

Jeanne


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hello
still plenty of time to send.
we are getting a major snow storm tomorrow, just had snow/ice event from maximus on sat.
got seeds from jaynene today.

michelle


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My seeds are on their way to you!
Jeanne


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Michelle, I know you sent your address but I can't find it. Please send it to me again. Thanks.
I hope to mail today or tomorrow.


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My seeds went out in yesterday's mail. Thanks again micyrey for all your hard work.
I hope you all enjoy the seeds and that they do well for you.
George


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Mine will go into the mail tomorrow. :) Managed to find at least something for everyone on the list.


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My package is on the way!


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I'll mail mine on Friday.


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Can I get your address Micyrey to send seeds.


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hello

got beths and jeannes seeds, all sorted.

roper I sent you the address, let me know if you didnt get it.

michelle


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I'll try to mail mine tomorrow. I work on Saturday's.
See if I can make it to the post office. If not, will
be able to send it on the deadline 2/10, since I'm
off on Mondays.


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hello
I got 2 squishies today, from yotetrapper and pinkiris.
I hope everyone can send very soon.
michelle


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Mailed mine Monday.


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I plan to send mine out with the mail lady today. I was waiting on the winterswap package, expecting it to come sooner, but I think there was a backlog of mail from Georgia because of the weather. It didn't come till yesterday evening. I was up till 4:30 am packing up seeds last night. Fun--I made it a bit grueling by waiting until the last minute, but it only added to the thrill! That and I'm hoping it's nothing an instant vanilla chai can't fix. Drinking it now, so we'll see.

I hope you all like your seeds! I was able to match something to every category except two without stretching too far (I hope). Course, I didn't have to match my own categories.

Thank you again (and not for the last time), Michelle, for hosting this swap. It's only my third group swap to send seeds in for so far and I really enjoy the creative aspect of this one. Would love to join again next year, just for that, let alone the seeds.


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I sent out my package on the 10th. Thanks for hosting Michelle!

Susan


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hello
I got ropers seeds today.
michelle


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hello
I got browneyedsusan's seeds today.
thanks
also I have a bunch of common milkweed seeds, picked alot of pods to boost my milkweed patch. they wont count toward your seeds, I just have alot to share.
michelle


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Hi
So sorry gee-oh, I thought I posted that your seeds got here. Please forgive me for leaving you worrying. They did make safe and sound.
Still waiting on paper finch and lovesblooms( sent) . If dint hear from paperfinch today will send an email to find out if they are still in.
I want to get these back to you ASAP.
Michelle


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Whew!... I'm just glad they got to you! The piles of snow outside the post office are waist-high and I got worried that my envelope might have gotten frozen along with all of it, so thanks for allaying my fears, Michelle, and thanks for all your hard work on this.
Stay warm!


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hello
all seeds are in and all envies are stuffed.
I will send them tomorrow and post DC#s thursday.
I'm paying for dc#s for all.
cant wait for you all to get them.
thanks for a great swap.
michelle


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GREAT NEWS!
I'm excited to see the goodies and get some seeds started.
Yeah hooo


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Great excuse to watch for the mail carrier to arrive each day! It's always so much fun to open the package from this swap. Thanks, Michelle.
Jeanne


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Eagerly awaiting seeds, lol. Thanks for hosting again, Michelle. I think I sent something for everyone. Hope everyone likes what I found for them. :)


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Can't wait! And thank you for the DC, Michelle--very special!


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Thanks for hosting Michelle. Something to look forward
to in the mail besides bills!


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Yay! Thanks!


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Thanks Michelle! ...for being such a great host for this swap.


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hello
well they are all on their way, but my mail lady didn't put the names on the numbers so if you don't get yours by the end of next week let me know I will try to check the numbers and find it.
michelle


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SEEDS are here already!!!!!
What fun . How exciting. It's like Christmas.
I'm sorting and re sorting trying to decide which seeds I need to start early and which ones need to wait. LOL
I send sincere thanks to all who participated and shared their seeds.
Michelle, super job and special thanks to you.


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Mine are here, too. Thanks so much everyone. I got some really fantastic seeds.
Thank you Michelle...job well done!


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Mine arrived today! I am overwhelmed by everyone's generosity and creativity.

Thanks to all of you! Thank you for hosting, Michelle!
Susan


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Mine arrived today! I am overwhelmed by everyone's generosity and creativity.

Thanks to all of you! Thank you for hosting, Michelle!
Susan


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Hi
I'm so glade they are getting home. I always worry when I send the little ones out into the world.

:)


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Wow! what a super fun swap! I am still enjoying and going back through what everyone shared, a BIG thank you to everyone and thank you Michelle for hosting!! =)


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I received my seeds today. So many I have never tried. I
put two varieties outside today for cold stratification. Still
some to google..So much fun getting the seeds. I've
been checking the mailbox everyday for this envelope.
Thank you to Michelle and everyone that participated.


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My seeds arrived! You should have seen the smile on my face when my husband walked up with the mail and I saw the big envelope! Thanks so much to everyone and especially to Michelle for hosting.

This swap is always filled with creativitiy and alhtough for the most part I don't know who sent what, I had to comment on some of the great selections.

First of all my garden will be very "Pretty in Pink" this year and there are lots of veggies and herbs for my Healthy Eating Garden. Someone included brussel sprouts. I've never planted them and am eager to see if I can get them to grow. What fun!

Walk in the Park included runner beans, walking onions, and johnny jumps up. Perfect!

Cafe au Lait included 'Nescafe'. Heuchera 'Mocha", and Nicotiana 'Hot Chocolate'. I'll love them.

Great finds for the Wizard of Oz:
Rudbeckia 'Toto'
Aunt Ruby's Tomato
Cucumber 'Muncher' (for Munchkins)
Melon 'Kansas'
and Columbie 'Ruby Port' among others.

Again, thank you. I can't even say how much fun this swap is. I will be getting some things ready to plant. Isn't it great to get such a wide assortment of new seeds?

Jeanne


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Yay! I hope more will post what they got for each category, or at least the fun ones. I loved doing this one.


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My seeds arrived and included a wonderful assortment. Thanks Michelle for hosting and to everyone for donating seed!


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It's hard to say which seeds excited me most. So many great and exciting ones.
Definately the prettiest ones were the Christmas Limas. Beautiful seeds and I plan to use them in a three sisters plot.
Several special types of daisy that I have already winter sowed. I am wondering if they will overwinter in my zone 5 Mid West garden. Anyone know?
Michelle I'm excited by the ironweed too. Hope to get several started this week. Love that purple color.Lots of herbs for the potager and I plan to have at least a few of each. JAck says I'll never live long enough to plant/grow all these seeds. Boy is he in for a surprize ;-)


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Received my seeds today. What an assortment! Thank you all for being so generous and Michelle for being such a good host. I hope everyone has great success with their gardens this year. Jen


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My seeds were waiting for me when I got home. Thanks so much to everyone for your creativity, and generosity... especially Michelle for hosting. Amazing.
Good sprouts to you all


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My seeds came yesterday, but I have not had time to look at them. I'll post later with the high points.
Thanks MIchelle, for another successful swap.

Finally had a chance to open my envelope. Everyone sent great seeds and I will be sowing a lot of them this season.

The most creative referenced the poultry and egg garden, including several plumes, Turkey Craw pole beans, a couple of feathers and one Cranesbill, not to mention a couple of foxes in the hen house (Foxgloves). I am always surprised and delighted by some of the associations people make in this swap.
Other themes got nice seeds too and poor Miss Lottie could not help but be encouraged by all the different kinds of Marigold.
Thanks again! Alana

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I got my seeds last night and was able to spend this morning going through them. It really has exceeded my expectations and become my absolute favorite swap so far this year--my first for group swaps--and I thank you all for that, and especially the very sweet and thoughtful Michelle, our host.

I suppose I asked for plenty of Mexican hats and zinnias, but although I got them, they were part of an incredible assortment. Jewels, gems, kings and queens, and splendid specimens were all just what I wanted--many I'd never even heard of I'll be scrounging a place or a pot for this year!

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Just a note to those who got my hosta seeds. They did not start to germinate for me for close to a month. So, don't give up. Seemed like they were faster the last time and I was getting impatient.
Three seeds sprouted on Fri and one more today. I can see difference in color but, so far that is all I can tell. Exciting!
I read that they seem to sprout more quickly later in the spring so maybe you won't have such a long wait.
bb


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Beth i was wondering about the hosta seeds they do seem to take awhile to germinate, is there a special way or something particular you do with getting yours to germinate?


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Hello Everyone!
Just a message to remind everyone to drop by the rate and review forum and give micyrey a great review for this swap!
I corrected the link (I hope) and here it is below:
Thanks again to everyone who played. I'm particularly impressed by the different kinds of basil everyone sent, and it's always great to see what your "best in show" turns out to be. I will think of you all as they grow and bloom.

Here is a link that might be useful: micyrey's Rate and Review page

This post was edited by gee_oh_nyc on Tue, Mar 4, 14 at 22:57


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I received Holly hock seeds from several folks in this swap so I don't know specificly who to thank. This cute bloom was a fun surprise as I did not expect any to bloom before next year. Thanks again to all who shared in this great swap and to our hostess Michelle


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Pretty!


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