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UPDATE: #4 Now Cut That Out!

Posted by markcase1964 7 (My Page) on
Thu, Feb 12, 09 at 15:11

YEA! Another new thread.... here are the rules again..

NOW Cut that OUT! Cuttings & Bulbs swap.
This swap is for cuttings and live portions of plants of any type. Rhizomes, woody cuttings, leaf cuttings, bulbs, any part of a plant that you know will root and "clone" the plant.

This is as much an educational swap as it is about giving someone cuttings. Please research how your cuttings need to be treated so they will root. When you send your cuttings, please include directions on how to root your plant.

Now the rules:

1) Sign ups will be until March 1, 2009.

2) You will need to package and mail your cuttings in a priority mailer so they reach me on March 12 or 13, 2009.

3) I have a crew of volunteers that will sort, repackage and help ship the packages on the weekend so they can be returned in the mail on March 16, 2009 by priority mail.

4) When you send your cuttings, include postage for a small flat rate box ($10.35) and a return mailing label in your package so it can be returned to you.

5) Post on this forum what types of plants you can make cuttings and what type of cutting you are making (woody, leaf, rhizome, bulb, etc) and how many you can make like this:

Figs, Civil War Era unnamed variety: wood cuttings. (I can make as many as you like)
Lemongrass, bulbs (I have 10 to share)
Blue bearded iris, rhizome (I have 6 to share)
Pampas Grass, rhizome (I have 8 to share)
Lucky Bamboo, stem cuttings (I have 6 to share)
Butterfly Bush, woody cuttings (I can make as many as you like)

6) Read through what is being offered and send me an email what you wish to get and from whom.

7) On March 2-4, I will contact the person making available cuttings and tell them how many cuttings they need to send.

8) When sending your cuttings, wrap woody sections with a damp paper towel or newspaper and put into an zip lock bag or a cut 20 ounce soda bottle.

9) Rhizomes and bulbs need to be sent bare root or in loose peat.

10) Leaf cuttings need to be layered in damp (NOT WET) paper towels and put into a zip lock bag.

Please research your plants. There is a LOT we can all learn about cuttings and propagating them. If you have any questions, please ask.

Mark


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RE: UPDATE: #4 Now Cut That Out!

We sure do love to chat and trade don't we on our 4 th thread and still plenty of time for any lurkers out there to jump in and join us.......so whatyasay, what ya waiting for! Come on! We would love to have ya!

We have even included seed swapping now....

Come on and join us why don't ya.

Waiting for you.....

Regina


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Wow, thanks guys/gals for all the basket weaving info. Dan, I love that link you sent. I will have to get into that with the kids. They'll just love that!

Toni (dirtdiggin) - Oh, now that's an emergency, girl! I sure hope the reinstall makes everything run well again. Ooooh, dear..... I don't know what I'd do without mine!

Blessings,
Angela


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Angela, it'll be nice to have someone to share with as I learn how to make baskets. I want to do a bunch of them for my garden, different heights, widths, patterns... and use them as planters. I think it would be just too cool to someday have some grapes growing out of a basket made from grape vines.


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Yes, Dan, that really would be cool! I got a couple patterns from that site you sent in the last thread. They were 3 free ones. It will be a great place to start for me. Of course, it will have to be after my swaps are done and all my spring sowing is done. As you do them, I'd to see pics, okay? I love the idea of using them as planters. I was wondering if they would be strong enough to do that!

Blessings,
Angela


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cottagefiowers, is there
any grass left that birds like?I do not understand the question, sorry

danthemailman,yes you got olympic challenger & love the sun


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Angela- Thanks so much for your compassion...it's been a really frustrating past 36 hours.

Oh my goodness...and now I'm trying to get my graphics programs back in...but it was a pain the first time around with Vista :( It has it's benefits but it has a whole bunch of problems as well.

I will say, formatting was simple. It completely set my PC up in about 30 minutes, without any mess at all. Was worried about that...been through the crashes with many other MS Windows versions and they aren't as easy to re-install. All I had to do is say yes or now to a few questions and it completely took it back to new. But I have to say that in 5 years, I never had to format either of my XP PC's and those are used for gaming...you know the wear and tear with games.

Anyway, I need to go back through the last thread...saw a couple of wants from my stash lol :)

Mark...this swap has been so fun!!!!! The excitement has been amazing and to think there's still a month left. I do hope it ends up an annual or even bi-annual (or is that semi-annual - you know Spring and Fall not every other year lol) tradition!!!

DH and I will be out and about checking on plants to see if there is anything else, over the weekend.

Back to re-installing programs :o/

Take care :)


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Hello. Zinaray, I meant to say do any of the grasses you have attract birds or wildlife. Do they make nests or hide in the grasses? I want to plant things to attract the birds. Thanks sorry for the confusion. jenny.


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Today I went to p/u some aquariums I hoped to use for mini greenhouses from a freecycler and guess what was right next to his house! From our strong winds a huge piece of a GORGEOUS weeping willow was broken off, I pulled right off the road, jumped out in rush hour traffic and started taking cuttings. I have NO shame!!! LOL The branches were all already starting to leaf out too! Soooo... I have about 8 offers of 3-4 cuttings each of Weeping Willow tree if anyone's interested :)

~Wendy


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Wendy, I would love to try to root a weeping willow so please tag one for me. Thanks so much. Wow, I can't believe you went to all that trouble to get the cuttings.
Jeanne


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Dirt - I know exactly how you feel. My laptop went on the fritz on friday and I had to take it back to bestbuy They have to ship it to hp... blab blab. You get the pic. I had to borrow my moms laptop (that she never uses) so that I could have a pc. Kinda scary not havin one.

Sassy - Oh I am sooo interested. I Love weeping willow trees.

I would have done the exact same thing sooo that means I have no shame either.

In fact me and hubby was out to eat somewhere a couple months ago and I was collecting seeds from the front flower bed (they were white coneflowers). He told me I was nuts. But I have them wintersowing right now and this spring I hope to see my wonderful white coneflower.

Tammy


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I would love weeping willow. By the way, if anyone has an aquarium, my new dicovery is that the water is the BEST houseplant fertilizer. We just got a huge 90 gal aquar. and I now water houseplants and seedlings with the water from the water changes. I dilute it for the seedlings, but I am telling you in the last two weeks my houseplants have grown and greened up like never before. It is crazy. I plan on storing the water change water for the garden this summer. Can't wait. Anyway, just thought I would share my new discovery. lol


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Ha!!! Wendy, you're the best crazy person I know! LOL! You know what is so funny? I've been trying to figure out how I can go to the park down the street in the middle of the night with a large ladder to get the weeping willow cuttings there! hahahahaha.... I'm not feeling quite sooo alone any more!

Tammy - For the shame of them all.... right in front of the restaurant? Was it daylight? J/K hahahaha.... I would of done the same thing! LOL

You know what? I went nuts on our trip to California late summer. We went joyriding just so I could find things I wanted to clip.... LOL....

Blessings,
Angela


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yeah

Gardenmom.. never thought of that. I do use my pond water for my flower beds but I didn't think to use the aquarium water for my house plants. GREAT idea. Would you mind adding it to the tips link (or I will if thats alright)

Tammy


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Wow, great info, Nichol! We might get fish at a later time, so I'll keep that in the back of my mind... It might make getting the fish a bigger priority! hee hee

Blessings,
Angela


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Angela - I know.. Its addictive but I really wanted those white coneflowers 1/2 of them were seeded and the other 1/2 were soo pretty.
I think my DH was a little embarrased for me but I wasn't at all.

If fact I made him pull over so I could take a plumb of seeds off a large clump of grass that had broken. (I was just making it look better, because noone wants broken grass plumbs laying around) it just 'happens' it was full of seeds ***what a surprise**** hehehe

BTW - Its the algae and microorganisms that is in the water that makes it so beneficial.


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Yeah, I can post it if you have not already. Yeah the algae and microorganisms. But I was surprised b/c I have always used miracle gro houseplant food and the aquar. water seems soooooo much better and its free and pretty close to natural. I only add the de-chlorinator to the water and epsom salts sometimes. Its awesome.


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cottageflower, sassybutterfly has the grass seed offer


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The fish also have a digested form of ammonia in the water. That ammonia is the type of nitrogen that is immediate uptake by plants.

Gold fish give off the most "fertilizer" water. If you have KOI fish, then you have a goldmine in water!


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Hey Dan I know you live up in TC but I took a class at Stone Cottage Gardens in Gladwin a couple years ago that showed us how to make small baskets with daylily scapes. It was really fun. I missed the link for the basket making could you sent it to me? I have always wanted to learn to make baskets with material I find in and around my gardens.

Wendy, did you know that weeping willow is a good, natural rooting hormone and seed starter? Take a couple pieces of the willow and crush them with a hammer. Then boil in water for a while. Cool. Use the willow water to help root plants that normally do well in plain water such as pussy willow, geraniums etc. If you start any of your seeds indoors, the willow water will help them develop faster.

Weeping willow is also a natural remedy for headaches...it has some of the same components as asprin. Kim


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Yeh, we have two aguariums. The 90 gal is a cichlid tank and the 20 gal is the kids and has two fantail goldfish and some little sharks in it. I use the goldfish water mostly, b/c I change that tank the most. It really is a goldmine. Canyou imagine my results when I get my worm bins going in a couple weeks. Very excited. I can add castings to the pots and then water with that and my houseplants will turn into green monsters. Then I will start attacking my otside flowers and vege's.


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Gardenmom ~ I, too am gonna start w/ a worm bin soon. Question tho.. I had actually already bought a bag of worm castings to include in my soil for seeds, do you think that's a good idea? I've never added it to soil for seeds before, only when I was planting out... what do you think?

I'm gonna have to go buy some more goldfish :)

~Wendy


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I don't think I ever got back on here to respond on my offering lemon balm. I will send some for sassybutterfly_2008 and greenthumbgrow. We are so luck we have Mark tracking all of this. I am already getting confused about what I am supposed to send and to whom. but I know to look at the chart when I get ready to pack them up.
Watch out today - Friday the 13th - and Happy Valentine's Day tomorrow to all in the group,
Jeanne


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I have been outdoors working on the garden and we have had really warm temperatures all this week so everything is budding, leafing out, etc. I will likely have to take cuttings sooner than I had planned because of the need to prune. Maybe that will be good news instead of bad because that may enable some things to start to root. I will keep the cuttings in wet sand and we will see how it goes from there. If I find that I have some more things to offer, I will list them. Very likely that will happen.
Jeanne


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You guys are a wealth of knowledge! Wow! I am learning SO much!

I hope to offer a couple more things after this weekend. I am just so busy with Fran's swap that I haven't been able to figure out how many offers I have and put them up! I want to finish getting that swap together, so I can totally focus on this swap after that!

Blessings,
Angela


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Hi guys. About the worm castings and seeds: I read abot several people using them with good results, my only thing is that as expensive as purchased bags of castings are, I think I would get more bang for my buck so to speak by using the castings in the mix or soil you pot up the seedlings with or by putting in the planting hole, like compost or use with the compost. Plus, I am going to use a big barrel and make a flow through system and I want to put a bag of castings on the bottom until the worms have a chance to make some (it wll keep stuff from falling through the grates at the bottom) in a couple months I can begin scraping off castngs from the bottom to use as I plant out and as I plant and do this summer. Just my two cents, but Iwant to make a base in the barrels and I don't want to have to buy 50 tons of castings when they are expensive. Plus, I found seed starting mix 2 years ago in the middle of summer on clearance at a trator supply store for a dolar a bag, so I bought all they had. I used it last year and will this year and still may have some left. So I will wait and use as I pot up. I want to eventually have at least two maybe three barrels going with worms so that I can throw a handful to my chickens in the winter each week. Between the worms and a cabbage every week, it keeps them very happy in the cold dismal locked up period.

Anyway, I tend to go on and on about my little projects, LOL. I would like some weeping willow cuttings if someone has any and azaleas. Does anyone have pussywillow cuttings?? I would love to start someof that, too.

OK, it is not raining here and is about 50 degrees. I am going to go walk around and make a list if I find anything else I can offer. Wish me luck. Nichol


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OMG !!!!! I live in Indiana and perennials usually start to green up in end of March. I knew things were way ahead which was why I offeed a couple of the clematis cuttings. WELL, I just went on a walk around and can't believe how much is coming up. I can officially offer spearmint starts. I can also offer yucca. I can offer a couple starts of daisy's. I will also be able to offer more in a week, but I want to monitor what is greening up. I am completely shocked and really worried about mother nature needing committed to the looney bin. I am about a month to a mnt and a half ahead of where things should be outsde. I have bushes with buds and green, lots of plants starting to sprout, roses that the stems are green and more. I can offer a couple starts of thyme. Maybe more next week. This is ust crazy. I hae green creeping phlox I can offer. My dogs ran through it and I am finding pieces all over, so I am rooting them now and I can cut more. I will post more in a week prob. unless we get cold but they are not forecasting it right now. CRAZY !!! Very exciting though.


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I know what you mean, before long we won't have 4 seasons they'll all just meld together! :P I'd be interested in your thyme and spearmint Gardenmom, ty!

~Wendy


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I would like a small start of spearmint...yum spearmint tea. Speaking of tea...

Worm castings can easily be made in a tea you can use to water your seedlings....a little castings go a longer way in this manner.

Kim


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Gardenmom, I can give some of your creeping phlox and thyme a home. Sounds like Spring may have sprung in your area! At least a teaser, anyway. Here in Michigan we've had some +40 degree weather this week, but it's dropping back into the 20s and 30s again this weekend. Looks like winter is back for us. But, there are only 35 days until Spring is officially here!
-Dan


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Gardenmom

I would like some spearmint, yucca, and thyme. Did you get my request for lily of the valley?

Mark


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Gardenmom,
I would love some creeping phlox, thyme and spearamint. Thanks for the offers. I will have to go check my yard again. I don't have THAT much coming up yet.
Tmmy


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Yeah, Mark I got you for Lily of the Valley. I only have yucca and creeping phlox left for now, until I see what my plants are going to do. I may have more later this week. Thanks. Nichol


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Gardenmom if you have more spearmint to spare I would like some please.

All you seed addicts out there I have officially updated my seed have list. I also today pulled the one plum of lemongrass seed I had. It's not on the list....yet. I have 7 offers. Last years loofah vine covered the clump of grass and it didnt bloom well.
Note : Remember that when you plant your grass in the corner of the yard and your loofah on two sides of it. That the loofah will grow over the grass and anything else it can grap hold of! Slapping self on side of head! And I knew that too! Geeezzz.....Sure did look purdy at the time though.......hehehehe.

Would anyone have any peonies,canna's,meadowsweet,butterfly bush,hydrangea,calla lilly, or hosta to offer? hhhmmmmmmmm Don't have those on my list so thought I would ask ya'll.

Hey bet you basketweavers could use lemongrass for weaving, I know the stalks when dried make excellent stakes,if you don't use them in cooking and oils and vinegars.

The Michigan Bulb Co. spring catalog arrived today. I could get into soooooo much trouble.........they don't make it any easier with that 20 dollar gift coupon plastered on the front cover either. Sigh.....eye candy. Think I'll go take a cold shower now.

Regina


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Regina I have red canna seeds I collected if you need them. Nichol If you wouldnt mind I would love some of the creeping phlox. Thanks much for offering that... :)

Zinaray when you wake up in the morning HAPPY BIRTHDAY GIRL! Valentines baby.... I will be wishing you a great day... : ) Barb


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LoL Regina that was too funny.. cold shower :D
I might be able to fill some of those wants, I'll let you know by this wkend sometime..

~Tired me


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I just found out a friend of mine has some stuff she wants me to look at when I run by her house tomorrow afternoon! I *think* I'm going to get some more things to offer! Yea! I'm sooo excited!

I know I'm a tease... LOL... so, go take a cold shower! hahahaha

Blessings,
Angela


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I did and it did'nt do much good :p

However tomorrow is our wedding anniversary and DH and I are heading to the Renaissaince Fair. Looks like it will be perfect Valentines Day weather with temps around 80 or so. And guess who will be scoping out for any seeds or cuttings to be had along the way.....hhhmmmmmmmmm. My DH pretends he's not with me, either that or he has selective amnesia........

Regina


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I've been trying to figure out also how to reach the carob branches at the church for us!!!Even in the cover of the night, my boys and DH won't come, they don't want to be embarrassed! i thought, maybe i can pull the truck bed right under the tree then I can reach the lower branches from the back of the truck , if not the roof of the truck, how about a ladder on the roof of the truck, that would be a picture to be embarrassed about...
gardenmom i'have pussy willows rooting in soil, and the big branches i left standing the bucket of water have half inch spikes of white roots at the lower ends! i hope all the other things I'm rooting are doing just as well! The bougs look perky , the rosemary too, the roses are opening buds, the elderberries too,so that's a good sign right? i've still got to root the pear cuttings, forsythias,lilacs, honey suckles, and then the geraniums will be next. i'm still packing for the wow thanks swap...Chris


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announcement!!!!

Ok, ok.... enough with the emails!

For all the lurkers out there that have emailed me, listen up!!

We will make this swap a twice a year swap! There are lots of plants that propagate better from dormant cutting and there are an equally vast number that propagate better from new growth. I will look at the timing, and will decide before our March 1 end date, so stay tuned...

Mark


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I would love some of the lemon grass. I have a hydranga and butterfly bush, but they are dormant. Is it the right time for cutings. They are just starting to swell, but no leaves yet. I will take a few if it is the right time but need guidance first, if it is the right time and then how or where to cut. Until I check for more I can't offer any more of the mint, I need to see what it does this next week or 10 days first. It is so weird to have this going in Feb. Exciting but scary b/c we should still have cdold for a while.

I rec.d a park seed spring catalog yesterday and we rec'd our tax rebate deposit yesterday. Talk abot having troubl with self control. LOL I need hep. LO L
Nichol


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I too would love some of the lemongrass! I have purple buddleia, not a particular named variety, but very pretty nonetheless. It's young so I could probably take 2-3 cuttings if you're interested?

Wish we could drag someone into this swap that has that Bi-color butterfly bush! man oh man that is a HARD one to get someone to trade for!!

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!!
~Wendy


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By the time we have to mail, I'm going to need gallon ziplocks and PAPER TOWEL rolls to get these stevia starts on their way. They're going to be ready to be taking cuttings when you all get them. They've grown over an inch each since new growth started. Many are branching out and looking beautiful! YAY!!!! You guys will get some really healthy little starts :)

I'm going to be taking more starts this weekend, so I'll put up another 4 starts for offer if anyone would like one. LOL I may have to send two boxes in...oh well, I may also need two boxes back for all the goodies I've askend for. So Mark, if you need more postage than for 1 box, be sure to let me know. It's hard to think in volume when you think of cuttings lol :)

I also have wild Ivy if anyone is interested. It's the type that grows up the tree trunks and makes a beautiful ground cover, but it is quite prolific. If anyone is interested please let me know.

Happy Valentines Day!!!


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Gardenmom,

Hydrangeas like summer propagation. Here is a web site: http://www.hydrangeashydrangeas.com/propagation.html

From what I read about butterfly bushes, they can be rooted any time of year. Make your cutting 6 to 8 inches long. Make sure there are at least 2 leaf buds that can be in the soil. Dust with rooting hormone. Put in good potting soil, in bright light. Water when the soil surface dries. It should root in 2 to 3 weeks.

Wendy, If we can find someone, anyone with the bi color or tri color butterfly bush, I CLAIM ONE TOO!!! LOL!

Mark
Mark


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I would like a stevia start too :) Yea you made my day. I figured we would all need two boxes...Lol So many great offerings here. Mark I am so happy you decided on two. I will have a lot to offer in the 2nd one seeing how the snow will be gone...Yahoo Barb


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stevia

Hi Dirt,

When you send my items, if by chance,,.... you have an extra stevia, one of the folks helping me with the swap would like one. If not, they can wait a little while until mine gets big enough to make cuttings. Not a rush, but something for my helpers.

I just went outside and checked my WS: I have germination! All my onions, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, pansey, ornamental cabbage, and one cone flower. I guess I will be needing to bring things in soon.

Mark
Mark


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Sure Mark, I'll send a couple of extra stevia just in case anyone else decides they would like one.

rosepedal - got you down for stevia as well :)

Toni


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Butterfly bush

If there are any butterfly bush cuttings available I would love to have one. Lost the spreadsheet Mark sent with my PC crash, so can't look it up :( thank you :)


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Chris (grolikecrazy) - That's SO funny! You have me rolling over here... It's so nice not to be alone! Maybe I could get on top of the roof of the truck if needed and you could stand on my shoulders to reach.... I'd certainly try it if we lived closer! hee hee

Mark - It would be awesome to do this twice a year! Also, if more postage is needed, I would be happy to send it to you by PayPal.

Nichol (gardenmom2) - Don't break down and do anything crazy with that tax rebate! I'd budget it on paper and then make the money do what you have decided it should do!

I would also like lemon grass if there is enough. I *might* be getting it in Patty's swap, though. I was just told today that my package is in the mail! Yea!

Toni (dirtdiggin) - Oh, that's SO exciting about the stevia! I can't wait to get it! On the ivy, are you sure it's not Kudzu? If it is, it's very invasive even to the point of covering entire homes. The pics I saw on the internet are pretty scary.

Blessings,
Angela


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Anela - here is a pic of its berries http://www.fotolibra.com/gallery/213412/wild-ivy-berries/
This pic shows the young leaves which are not lobed, but the leaves from the older growth are typical Ivy leaves with the deep lobes. The leaves are a bit thicker than English Ivy, but it's similar in shape. Here's a better pic..
http://www.plant-identification.co.uk/skye/araliaceae/hedera-helix.htm

No it's not Kudzu which from what I read is a legume. This is an actual Ivy. Looks similar to English Ivy. Very prolific and very hardy.


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Sorry :/

Sorry, my finger didn't hit the g hard enough lol That's Angela :)


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LOL! No problem... I think my brain thinks faster than my fingers sometimes... hee hee... At least that's the story I'm sticking to! hahaha

Well, you've really done your homework on this! Can I have a cutting of the wild ivy? I would love several evergreen vines of different kinds.

Blessings,
Angela


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Sure I'll put you down for one or two :)


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cottageflower, may i have a cutting of each of your roses
ibartoo, may i have a cutting of each of your various hybrid azales
Toni


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Goodness Angela if you want ivy I'll send you a truckload!!! lol I spent 7hrs one day last month trying to remove it so I can make another garden bed. By gosh I will prevail!!!!! :P I'll be HAPPY to send you some of my ivy too!!! :D

Hugs,
Wendy


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I have vinca vine. It gets little blue flowers but is every green if anyone wants any. I didn't think to offer it as I am trying to get rid of it. (I made the mistake of planting it in my flower bed and it is like ivy it will take over.)

PS - Had a Wonderful V-day. My husband got me my two cup/saucer flower pots. (Well actually the kids got one of them for me and he got the other one.) They are sooo cute one has red and orange tulips on it. The other has horizontal strips in red and orange and yellow. I have had the polka dot one for a couple months and have been wanting the others to sit on the table in my alice in wonderland flower bed. Yeah. Only need the blue one to complete my collection. ya-hoo. My mom got me a pot of red tulips and my mother in law brought over a lemon tree (its only a baby, so maybe next years swap I can offer cutting) suppost to get HUGH lemons.

We just got back from dinner so all in all I had a Wonderful day.

(My husband and family knows me too well. They don't ever get me cut flowers anymore they know I want it in dirt... :-)

Hope all of yours have been just as great.

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY

NEW OFFER:
Vinca Vine

Tammy


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Hi guys. All i bought with the tax check was a couple books at the bookstore. My husband promised to build me a hoophouse type greenhouse out of themoney so I can't go nuts and order out of the catalos right now if I want my greenhouse, and BOY DO I WANT IT !!! lol. It sue is tempting though. Went to Walmart and they do not have out any seeds or buls or roots or anything yet. I know it is a little early but last year I had everything two or three weeks before I started them. This year I have my own stash of course, but just want to peak at them (LOL) and they still don't have them out. I know I don't need any but geeesh. They have the seed starting kits and mix and etc. but not seeds to go in it. ok. Off to bed. Nichol

Oh, I can offer 2 cuttings of butterfly bush. It is a dark purple.


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Gardenmom - Ours has a ton of seeds I am surprised yours dont have them out yet. I didn't think I needed anymore but as I looked my hands started picking them up and I just couldnt stop them. I got black and white nasturiums and heirloom tomato mix and unique colored peppers. Oh the goodys.


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gardenmom2 - May I have a cutting of your butterfly bush? ty :)

Also, DH and I are going to check it out tomorrow, but there is a little plum tree and others call it a sugar plum. Not sure if there is such a thing as a "sugar plum", but it has the most delicious little round plums. Not sure the type, but the plums are about 1/2 - 3/4 of an inch round, sugary sweet and juicy. The pit is tiny, like a cherry pit. I'll see if I can take some cuttings from it. I'll let you all know when we get back from our treck tomorrow :)


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Wendy - Well, I do prefer flowering vines, but was thinking of growing the other on a wall I want to completely cover. That vine that was in the picture from Toni (dirtdiggin) looks like a good one for that. The other vines will go in hanging baskets around my porch and garden. This way I can keep them tamed.

Tammy (greenthumbgrow) - I'll take a cutting of the Vinca Vine, please. Thanks! I'm really surprised how many of the vines are evergreen! I had no idea. I am going to be putting up a chain link fence in the back, so I need a natural cover for it that lasts all year. I was going to plant bean vines, but I know they're annual. BTW, the pots sound awesome. That was SO very sweet!

Nichol (gardenmom2) - Wow! The hoophouse greenhouse sounds like exactly what I was going to build here! Oh, you've got to share pictures when you get it done!

Toni (dirtdiggin)- Girl, you sure make that plum sound yummy! Put me down for sugar plum IF you can get cuttings...

Blessings,
Angela


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Dirt - If you get the plum cuttings I would really like one. DH thinks I am starting an orchard... haha.

Angela - the pots are soo cute. i will have to take a pic and post it.

Tammy


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Tammy & Angela, Will put you down for some if I can get them.


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Yeah, I was surprised that we did not. I still got a seed fix at the farm store and lowes, but was just surprised that the big wall in the world did not have them out yet.

My new brainstorm for my greenhouse is strawbales. I use straw for chicks in the spring and I thought last night that if I buy it in the fall, bales, that I could surround the outside of each long side of the hoophouse. That would help hold in more heat at the bottom and provide another insulating layer plus, in the spring as it warms up, I can use them with a couple old windows I got for a buck at a yard sale and have a cold frame, too. I a going to put a large 55 barrel in each of the greenhouse's corners and fill with water for two reason, i will have access to water and they will hold heat (a littl). I am anxious to build it this week, as I havea weird idea for the seed shelves and how to incorporate my chicks outside earlier, inside with fold up sides. It will cost us a little more to build but not much and will give us a much needed place in the spring for the chickies. I am soooo excited. Ok, sorry that was off topic. Anyway, off to give the dog a haircut.


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Hey everyone ......yesterday was a beautiful day at the festival. It was the first Renaissance faire that I had been too and it was alot of fun. We are planning to return in 3 weeks when we can dress the part as well. Yes we are big kids at heart.....lol.

Wendy...yes I would be interested in the purple buddleia,thank-you. A tri color would be awesome I agree. I've seen pictures of them in the catalogs.

gardenmom....if you decide to take cuttings from the hydrangea please keep me in mind.

gardenmom,sassy,angel, have you all down for the lemongrass seed.

greenthumb, would that lemon tree be a Ponderosa lemon by any chance? My mom used to have one of those and the lemons I kid you not get as big as a small dinner plate. One lemon made a pitcher of lemonade or a pie by itself. imagine a wedge of that on a side of the glass of ice tea.....Or doing shots of tequila with a wedge of that to bite.....hehehe. One lemon sure goes a longggggg way.

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gardenmom....gorgot to say I would be interested in cuttings from your butterfly bush, thanks for the offer.

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Hey!
Did I here some one has creeping phlox and thyme? Can I have some?

I spent all day yesterday cleaning up left over leaves from last year. I still have:

P. Primuliflora
unknown pink rose
unknown pink climbing rose
rose of sharon
unknown red climbing rose
unknown ivy cuttings
ajuga reptans
forsythia cuttings
garlic starts
Canna 'Bonfire'
black eyed suzan
white dutch iris
star-of-bethlehem
spanish bluebells
winged elm
Misty Rose Anthurium
Mixed drosera
Drosera Capensis
Drosera Adelae2
mums
lily of the valley
Drosera Aliciae
Drosera Prolifera

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Hello, You guys have been pretty busy here.
Kamiljabo, Could you put me down for all 5 of your different types of Drosera please and garlic starts? That would be terrific. And I would love to have some lily of the valley! That would be the icing on the cake. Thanks again. jenny.


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Kamil - I just looked up the Lily of the Valley, and that looks so cool! If you have a little left, I would love a small share of that as well!

Blessings,
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Kamil-Would love some
lily of the valley too
P. Primuliflora
pink rose
pink climbing rose
rose of sharon
red climbing rose
ivy cuttings
ajuga reptans
garlic starts
mopre Canna 'Bonfire'
black eyed suzan
white dutch iris
star-of-bethlehem
spanish bluebells
Misty Rose Anthurium I love that
Mixed drosera
Drosera Capensis
Drosera Adelae2
mums
lily of the valley
Drosera Aliciae
Drosera Prolifera . Thank you for these new offerings. Chris
PS: No Carob, yet...


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Kamil ~ I would love to try any of these:
P. Primuliflora
Spanish Bluebells (I think you may already have me down for some?)
Drosera Capensis
lily of the valley
Misty Rose Anthurium
white dutch iris
Drosera Aliciae
Drosera Prolifera
garlic starts

Thankyou very much Kamil for sharing some of these unusual plants with us!! :)

~Wendy


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Kamiljalbo, may i have one each of your drosera , a cutting or each color mum and p primuliflora if you still have them
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I would love some of these: each color mum, the pink rose, pink climbing rose, red climbing rose, forsythia, garlic, canna bonfire, white iris, star of bethlehm, and I am not sure what the drosera are so I will look them up but prob. those, too. hahaha Thanks. I have kamiljablo down for creep phlox andthyme and ladygreensleeves down for butterfly bush. I will do the hydranga at the next swap. THanks. Nichol


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Hi everyone, just got back from our treck...what a beautiful tree!!! So I have unlimited available cuttings for what is called here, a "Sugar Plum" tree. The plums are very tiny and almost perfectly round. Their color is a yellow-green / light purple when ripe kind of verigated. They are only 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch and have a very tiny (cherry size) pit. They are sugary sweet and juicy and I've never tasted anything like them. This tree was planted around the time the Kiwis and grapes were planted, so it's turn of the 20th century or older.


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Dirtdiggin ~ Oh they sounds delicious!! I'd love a couple cuttings to try ! Thankyou!!! very very cool :)

~wendy


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dirtdiggin, may i have a couple of cutting of sugar plum & a stevia if any left
Toni


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Toni how was the b-day? Nice to see ya...Barb


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dirtdiggin, could i try a couple please??


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Kamil could I get a canna"bonfire" from you and a white iris as well if available please.

gardenmom2 ...thanks for the butterfly bush :)

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dirt - Please don't forget me on the sugar plum. Would LOVE one.

BTW - I have a ton of stuff starting to sprout today. I will check it out and see if its anything we can post. yeah. I finally feel like spring is close. My yellow and white crocus are in bloom and I have tulips popping up. Yeah.

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Tammy I am so jealous :) Spring I wish was here too...I cant wait for the second one Mark hosts if we dont burn him out on this one...hahhaha Lol ,,,, I am hoping for stuff to be growing during the second one. Everything I have offered is coming from my greenhouse... Come on spring us northern and southern folks need it....barb


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Okay I'll add you all to my list of stuff to send....

Sugar Plum - greenthumbgrow - 2 gardenmom2 - 2-3 zinray - 2 sassybutterfly - 2

stevia - zinray

LOL I checked on the stevia again today - there was one start that broke off when I put it in the jiffy pot, so I just put the top in next to the broken off stem. It has two starts now lol. Had to open the zip lock bags cause they outgrew them. These things have grown to about 5 inches tall. Also started another batch as I said I would and they all look beautiful, so there are plenty to fill the wants with a few extra.


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Oh, that's SO great! I'd love 3 cuttings of the sugar plum. 2 for rooting and 1 for an attempted graft. Thanks, Toni!

BTW, I didn't get to my friend's house this weekend for the potential cuttings. I have been too busy with Valentine's Day, buying 2 trees, and packing for the Wow Swap. Thank goodness I'll be done in a couple more days!

Blessings,
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Dirt - If your going to have extra stevia I would like an extra sent to me(That would make 3). Fran (ncgardengirl) had wanted seeds and I sent them to her - but with everone saying the bad germ rate on them I was going to surprise her with a start also if thats alright. I was planning on starting seeds this spring but with the bad germ rate I don't think I will even bother. Thought that would be a nice surprise for her.

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I am sorry but I think this needs said in this RR. Can we all take a moment and get to know each other????

Plants are great but not to say a Happy b-day in the thread is not right....

Come on gardeners... I wonder if this post will be read....:( Barb


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Hi Barb, I'm Toni...I didn't see who's B-day it was...but I see it was the other Toni's now...Happy B-Day Toni :) Sorry I didn't notice before earlier :/


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Tammy & Angela

Sure, no problem...

Angela - I'll send some extra plum cuttings. I'll check to see if the grafting ones need to be prepared any differently, cause I don't think you want root tone on them.

Tammy - I think Fran would LOVE a start :) so I'll send it your way.


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dirtdiggin I would love a couple of your Sugar Plum" tree cuttings too please! Chris


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Got you down Chris :)

So I have the following for plum cuttings....

Sugar Plum - greenthumbgrow-2 gardenmom2-3 zinray-2 angelady-3 sassybutterfly-2 growlikecrazy-2


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I have to apologize. I've been way busier than usual lately. I had posted birthday wishes on the birthday thread, but I think I overlooked posting here as well. Please, forgive my oversight! I am usually the one that loves getting to know and chat with my gardening buddies! Happy Birthday, Toni (zinaray) and other Birthday friends this month! ;-)

So, Toni, what'd you do this weekend?

I hope everyone had a great Valentine's Day! We went to dinner and a movie at our old church. They had a great catered event there and showed the movie Fireproof. I loved it! What did everyone else do for Valentine's?

Blessings,
Angela


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Well I am off to plant some tomatoes.....

Kamil

Here is a link that might be useful: Please!


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Wow! I feel so lost and it has only been 2 days since I checked in!
Zinaray, I will gladly send you cuttings from my azaleas. I don't remember the names, but I will send a nice variety.
Dirt, Can I please have a cutting or 2 from the sugar plum?

I came home one day last week and somebody had put a huge bag of seeds ( 3'x'3 garbage bag) for umbrella palm ( cyperus umbellata) on my porch. If anyone wants some of the seeds, just let me know. The branches are way too dry to try to root.

I am going to go looking for more goodies to offer. I will check in again later.
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Ok. First Toni - Happy Birthday! Second - How did everyone know it was her birthday? Besides going to each users page? Is there a shortcut somewhere I need to know about. I am farily new here (since november)

Angela - I love that movie. My church had a dinner and a movie night last month and they showed it also.

OK. I will start the "get to know ya"

BTW - I am 29 years old I am married to my husband for 8 years and dated him for 4 years we have Danae 4.5 and Mikey whos 1.5 I am a christian and I love to sing, spend time with my friends, reading and working out.

My passion is gardening and I have always liked playing in the dirt since I was a child but recently (last 5 years) started getting into it even more with my veggies and flowers. I make my own teas (or herbal infusions) and I LOVE raw honey in them. I don't consider myself a 'health nut fanatical' but I do try to keep my family eatting healthy meals and teaching them that certain things are only for "special" occasion.

I work in web design mostly from home (except on thursdays I have to go in to the office). Which is actually a blessing it gives me some adult conversation.

My daughter loves gardening also - shes my bgb (best gardening buddy) she will have her own bed this year to put what she wants in it. She is sooo excited about the loofah seeds. She also wanted to grow potatos - so this is a first for us both I am going to let her do red potamic and yukon gold. She wants a "Giant Bean Stalk" and she circled so many flowers in the magazine that she wanted to have in hers that I had a hard time deciding which to actually get her.

My little man just likes to try and eat the flowers (which is why I am definately not putting any poisionous flowers in my beds for quit a few years) even though I Love datura.

OK. I think thats enough about me and mine I look forward to learning about each of you also.

Tammy :-)


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Good morning everybody!

Not trying to start problems just making a personal observation out loud... :) I felt bad for toni...Knowing how special birth days are especially now that we are all older. I defiantely understand how posts can be skipped I am guilty too of doing that too.

My thought is we are sharing our wonderful plants with each maybe too we can share alittle about ourselves also. I love knowing about the people I share plants with. I walk out in my gardens and remember the great converstion that person and I had. Their are some great stories that go along with the plants that you and I recieve....

We own 42 acres and live on two of them. Our 2nd vegetable garden went up last year. It is me and my fiance and now sister and her daughter. There are three dogs and two birds and a cat that live here. The dogs rule the house and the cat thinks he is a dog..LOL for teh people receiving the thanksgiving catus. It has been in my family for four generations. After I received it. My mom and dads house burned down in California in teh wildfires thank goodness I went out there on vacation and got some. My mom was so happy that she got it back from me. Okay who is next? Hugs and smiles to my RR buddies...Barb


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Linda/ibartoo, I'd be happy to receive some of those umbrella palm seeds! I just looked them up here online, and though I'd need to overwinter them indoors, they'd look great in my garden with the elephant ears I plant every year! Thanks for offering them! I've a question though, how big are the seeds? It's going to be a lot of fun growing them!
Here's the website I started off with...

Here is a link that might be useful: umbrella palms


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Linda - Have you down for plum cuttings and I would love to try some umbrella palm as well :) Thanks

Toni


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Linda ~ wow, that was nice of someone to share that w/ you!! :) You must be known as the gardening lady 'round there! :) I would love to try some of the seed. It looks like a very nice plant.

I agree Barb :) I missed the bday post as well, but have tried to keep up w/ the bday thread over there.. anyhoo Happy Birthday Toni and/Zinaray! I see those were 2 that I missed.

ok umm.. here's the condensed version of the story of me: hehe

I'm 37, almost 38, divorced mom of 3 wonderful kids. Josh, 18, Zach, 15, Kaylie 11. Yes, I started early..lol Josh was born with Spina Bifida and has been in and out of he hospital for major surgeries almost yearly. It has been a long hard road, but I wouldn't change a thing as it has made me the strong woman I am today :)

Right now Josh's *ahem* fiancee' (sighh) is moving in with us next week. She will be starting college soon and as soon as Josh goes thru the next bit of medical necessities he will as well. They will be saving up to buy a car and learning how to 'keep' house. lol Should be ... interesting!

Zach is my bundle of energy. There is never a dull moment w/ that boy around! He's an avid skater and the girls all love him as he has blonde hair, blue eyes and looks like a lil male model. He has kept the phone co. in business that's for sure!

Kaylie is my lil dreamer. She still believes in fairies and goes out daily to piddle around in the fairy garden we are trying to establish. She puts fresh leaves on a handmade 'bed' and is excited in the morning if the leaves have been rustled and believes the fairies might of slept there the previous night :) We are planning a memorial garden this year in honor of my mom/ 'gramma' to her, with flowers my mom enjoyed. Lots and lots of sunflowers, yellow, orange and red flowers.

Children grow up much too fast!

I'm unemployed at the moment, but trying to figure out a way to use gardening or seeds or work at a nursery as a means of income eventually. I'll be starting the Master Gardening program soon and am very excited about that. I taught my cousin from TN this wkend about WS'ing and really enjoyed the idea of spreading the word about it. I'm also looking into some horticulture classes at the local tech college and hoping that will work out financially. I've got a bf from Canada who came down finally just this past year and we are doing the VISA tango w/ all its' red tape. .but someday!

I lost my mom 6mos. ago to cancer and we moved into her house the end of last year. It has been a really tough road this year with all the heartbreak that has gone on, but I know she would love all I'm doing and planning on doing to fix up the yard. She would've loved to sit by the lil pond we're trying to dig out now, and she would've enjoyed watching the bees and butterflies visiting the flowers and the hummingbirds flittering by... I like to believe she will be enjoying it this year right along w/ me and looking down and smiling. :)

Well, that's the shortened version of 'me'. :)

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Hi Wendy!

We have a lot in common. My nephew has spina bifida too. You poor thing going thru all that and by yourself. Bravo bravo you are one strong lady and always so happy. I hope you can find work in doing what you love to do. I am so sorry about your mom too. I am sure she is watching all over you looking down and seeing what a wonderful job you are doing. I bet she is proud! Barb


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Wow I didn't get to check in much this weekend due to work and you all have almost filled up another thread. Dirtdiggin, could I have a few of the sugar plum cuttings...I am going to try to root a couple and graft a couple on an apricot bush...I want to make a fruit cocktail tree.

Sorry to have missed the birthdays also...I know Angela and I also celebrated but on another thread.

A quick not about me..

I am of legal age x2 plus some LOL. I have been married for 26 years and counting. We have 3 children, all married and 3 grands...one you here me talk about constantly, Jordan my garden buddy. I am an RN in the intensive care unit and work 3-12 hours shifts a week...every weekend and Thursday (I get paid extra for working every weekend). Gardening is not only my passion by my 4 year old granddaughter, Jordan's as well. I started a blog in Jan to document our gardening adventures.

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Kim - have you down for a few plum cuttings :)

lol - legal age times two...THAT'S ME lol until September :) then you'll have to add one..


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Thanks everyone for the happy birthday wishes, I had a nice bday/valnetine's day. My daughter and son-in -law took my husband and myself out for a seafood dinner,really good cook just right. Daughter and husband gave me dahlia bulbs, gladiolus bulbs and needed garden supplies,also 2 books i really wanted.really nice day
Hope everyone else enjoyed their valentine's day.
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Hi Everyone. I would love some of the palm seeds.

I am a married mother of two. Married 13 1/2 years. My daughter will be 10 in March and my son just turned 6. I work as a teacher's aide, but am hoping to stay home garden and coupon full time. I can make almost enough money with coupons to make up for not working, almost.

My life is full of craziness lately. My son has developmental problems and as yet is undiagnosed ?? but we have to continue in therapies and are due for a new evaluation to see if they can diagnose him yet. My daughter is a mini me. She busted a child predator a week after her fourth birthday. My FIL has stage 4 Lung Cancer and my husband is a purple heart recipient. He was in a bombing in Saudi Arabia years ago, before the war. My life completely revolves around all those in my family and taking care of them. We have been through a lot but it has made usvery strong and very close. My daughter has had her own flower/vege bed for the last couple years and is entering flowers and a vege in 4h this year.

Happy birthday to those whose birthdays were this month. I apologize for missing it on the thread. I am in 5 swaps right now and I forget what ones I have posted b-day wished on and not.

I love the idea of getting to know each other and the storiesbehind the plants. I REALLY LOVE the idea of you christmas cactus being a famly heirloom for 4 generations and that you are sharing that with me and others. It is very special. Things like that mean quite a bit to me. Thank you. Nichol


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Happy belated b-day zinaray and all the other Feb. babies! Sorry I missed them earlier.
I'm 49 years old, 50 next month! Married 33 yrs, 6 children, 5 grands, my oldest granddaughter Gabriella, 4 yrs old, I think would be my gardening buddy if she lived closer to me.At Christmastime, there never was enough recyclable containers around for her to winter sow. She went to bed chuckling for two days everytime she whispered ":Kiss- Me -Over-The-Garden -Gate" which she chose to WS.
My goal this year is to turn our backyard in a Garden of Eden so that our daughter Christina can have a beautiful place to lay and chill all summer long and on those days when she's able to walk a bit, she can walk among beautiful flowers and bushes,and hear the birds singing while the hummingbirds and crickets chirp all around her. She contracted Meningitis at 2 yrs of age which left her with severe multidisabilities and uncontrollable seizures for 21 years now. These handiccaps by necessity have allowed us to grow into more descent individuals as we care for all her needs. Her older siblings would attest to that fact; in Erica's words( her older sister) 'We' d be such jerks!' Our 4 boys are massive Polynesian(Tahitian) 'the Rock' type warriors, with a hint of my Caucasian husband's red Irish /French/Italian descent,just so they can carry their little sister up and down the stairs, out of the bathtub or bed, and off the floor.
My favorite things to do is to watch the two youngest boys ballroom dance all over the world. Needless to say our favorite family TV program is "Dancing with the Stars " since Julianne and Derek Huff and Mark Ballas are buddies since they were very young. They all practically ate and drank ballroom dancing , they had no life beside the dance studio, except maybe during football season.Now that they are grown and in college , the youngest is still on a ballroom team but both are studying and training to be in the secret service because of their multiple linguistic abilities.
My next love is gardening, my husband has to constantly remind me that this is not Tahiti but a desert! I pretty much put things in the soil, my husband takes care of the watering system, and God takes over from there and rewards us with a beautiful corner of our earth. Chris (Christine)


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Hi everyone, I love the idea of getting to know everyone as well. This week is a crazy one for me, so I'm just skimming through basicly right now. I have an all nighter to pull to finish for Fran's swap. Then, I have my birthday coming up. :-) My sister and brother in law and 2 kids are coming over this weekend.... SO, I have a lot going on and my house is going to take quite some attention before they come in since I've pretty much ignored it to get the seeds all packed up for the recent swaps I've been in! I know... I'm a sad case that's in need of help for my addiction.... LOL

I saw that some umbrella palm seeds were bestowed on one of our members. I would absolutely LOVE this plant! I'd love to plant some for my sis and mom, too, but only if there's enough. Shade is a commodity out here and this looks like it'll make lovely shade areas. :-)

Okay, off to pack more seeds for my all-nighter.... LOL

Blessings,
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Christine, my daughter is very envious that you get to "hang wth julianne and derek." She/we are big fans. That is very cool about the secret service, too. I love getting to know each other. I think for some of us with family members that have a problem of somesort, it helps, at least for me to meet and talk to others who know and understand some fo the struggles. I know that I have not had near the battles that many of you have had and I pray for blessings for all of your families, but it does me a lot of good to know that as I get to know each of you, others know and understand and I think maybe God has a plan when he can put some of us together through a gardening site. Very Cool. God Bless, Nichol


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This is great! I LOVE ballroom dancing. It is one of the things I do actually watch on tv. I have been trying to talk DH into taking a class with me but he has not submitted yet. :-( however its something I have always wanted to learn and I will not give up...

More info on me and what I am doing with my garden:
I am starting a couple new flower beds this spring (cortesty of some of you and this swap)

I am planning a Rose garden In memory of my baby Hunter James who didn't make it to this world his heart stopped beating and he was stillborn on January 20, 2009. Most other roses will be white and yellow with a special blue or lavendar rose in the middle.

I am planning a Wonderland Tea Party (for my daughter whos 4.5) - Herb Garden: I have Large whimiscal tea cups /saucers planters that I am going to have herbs/mints growing in on a low table. I have DH making me colorful toadstool stools for around the table. I Would LOVE Alice in wonderland characters for this garden. ***Will do the happy dance when I find them*** If any of you know where to look for these types of outdoor ornaments Please let me know. I joined the Herb-ivore swap in hope of getting a pretty good start on seeds for the herbs I don't have yet.

Paradise Relaxation:
White and Blue flowers, night opening flowers and strong fragnance flowers are welcome here... :-) Me and DH plan on swinging on the hammock in the evening while the kids play. ;-)And the plan is for the flowers to surround us with fragrance.

My daughter wanted to do potatoes so I ordered yukon gold and red potomiac (sp?) She is soo excited over the potatoes. She also wants to grow her own pumpkins (because of cinderella and the pumpkin coach of course) so I let her pick out the ones she wanted and she is going to have a cinderella pumpkin patch. I bet in her little mind she is hoping for a fariy god-mother. She is soooo imaginative.

My Husband is into working out and hunting. He just started getting into helping with the boyscouts he is excited because we now have a boy and he can't wait for him to be old enough (he is only 1.5)

Mikey well he is 1.5 and that should say it all. He Looooves to cuddle and when not cuddling he is climbing on everything and everyone. He is a wonderful baby.

As you can probably tell I am a proud mommy. ( I can see a couple other ones on here too. ;-)

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I have been so busy reading bio's I hope I didn't miss any offerings! Oh boy!

How old am I? Hmmm, let me think.... I carried Moses' staff across the Red Sea... but that was only after I rocked Noah to sleep... and then, I do remember Daniel going on and on about playing with those big kitty cats... LOL!

According to my students and my kids, I am not older than dirt, but I did make the first mud pies....

Been married to Roberta for 21 years. Have a 19 year old trying to figure out what to do with his life and in community college. I have a 17 year old getting read to graduate HS and go into the NAVY as a nuclear engineer specialist. My youngest is in 6th grade and love to garden with me. The older two are Eagle Scouts and my youngest is on track to be one by age 14.

I am eclectic. In everything. Food, music, art, gardening, everything. I love to veggie garden and appreciate how pretty others can make their yard look by flowers and am going to try this summer.

I sing in several groups in church: traditional choir music, contemporary choir, a couple different quartets and an male sextet where we sing acapella modern Southern Gospel.

Enough about me? Oh, just say I love to try it all!

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i love acapella music, esp. in church. Tammy, I am very sorry for your loss. I think your rose garden sounds beautiful and could not be a better way to remember your beautiful son. I love your teacup hearb garden !!! I have been trying to decide how I want to do an herb garden. Righ now they are just in a raised bed in the garden but I really want to do a special bed for them. I may steal your idea. LOL I was looking at the lrg. tea cup planters at Wal-mar Saturday. Very cool. Mark, your son going into the Navy sounds like he ha it goingon. Your older son may be feeling a little pressure b/c of that and could be struggling b/c younger bro kinda seems to be alittle intimidating maybe ????? Just an observation. Hang in there. He will get it together. Just be there for him. Your youngest sounds like he is cruising through and enjoying life, too. SOunds like you know what you are doing. I may need to ask you your secrets. LOL Gotta get ready for school. Nichol


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This is so wonderful! I just love all our stories about ourselves..HAHAHH Chris (christine I thought you were a guy :) Now I know differently :) Mark your family sounds wonderful. You have a great sense of humor too. HAHAH about moses adn Baby Noah. You were cracking me up. Amy intensive nurse wow I could never do that. You are a special person to be able to handle that. Awesome! I love the coupon idea I have often thought about going that route too. It seems like it would be a lot of work though. Tammy I am so sorry about the loss of hunter. Your gardens sound so wonderful. I bet he is watching over you too just like wendys mom. Thanks Nichol for the nice comment about my family catus. It really is special to me. I wish you the best with your son. This has been a great RR and now even the best getting to know you all. Toni I am so happy to hear you had a great B-day...I am off to read more on gw. Have a great day my Rr friends...Barb


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Barb ~ you're right! This was a wonderful idea! :)

Hugs everyone!
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I too have really enjoyed REALLY getting to know each other. I love it. And, yeah, Mark I too was cracking up when I read your moses and noah memories. LOL


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So Mark, are you the one responsible for not letting unicorns on the Ark??? You're a BAD MAN, my friend, a BAD MAN!!! hehehe

Okay, I've been reading about everyone else, so I guess it's my time to share. Where do I begin? LOL!
I'm 43, single, a mailman, have two cats I absolutely adore, had my first "garden" when I was 3 years old, am a seed-trading addict (here, have a baggie of coneflowers), have had my own share of ups and downs in life but prefer to concentrate on the ups, finished killing off my lawn last Spring to make room for more gardens, am the 4th of 5 children, have more nephews and nieces (and grands) than I care to count, lost my fiance in a car accident a few months ago, tend to be stubborn sometimes, try to look on the bright side of things (And always look on the bright side of life...
Always look on the right side of life...
(Come on guys, cheer up!)
Always look on the bright side of life...
Always look on the bright side of life...
(Worse things happen at sea, you know.)
Always look on the bright side of life...
(I mean - what have you got to lose?)
(You know, you come from nothing - you're going back to nothing.
What have you lost? Nothing!)
Always look on the right side of life... (know the movie anyone?)), and am always looking for something new to do with my gardens!
This year I'm beginning a Halloween-themed garden, and putting in an herb wheel. And, something I hadn't planned on, but I'm thinking I'm gonna have to do it, is going to a bi-level garden. I live in a trailer park, and space in my yard is more limited than my gardening ideas. So, I bought a bunch of the hanging flower pouches (20 holes each), and will be planting a lot of things in those! I'll be hanging them on shepherds hooks, and planting pretty much anything except corn and carrots in them, though I have thought the corn might make an interesting "hanging basket"! This year, my garden is going to be in the ground, AND in the air!

Me in a nutshell Pictures, Images and Photos

And, that's just about me in a nutshell. No comments from you, Mark! LOL!

Later!
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Hey!

Well here is some stuff about me...... I am a 14 year old guy, a freshman in High School. Trying to find time to garden in my busy schedule. I go to a vocational school for the first 3 periods of the school day then I take a bus to my home high school and take my academic classes. My vocational school is based on Aquaculture, half of the year I take marine technology (we made fishing poles and lobster traps...never again...I ruined to many shirts and hoodies because of the opoxy). Now I take biology crammed into half a year so I have a ton of homework. At my regular high school I take all honors level classes so I have tons of homework. I started to garden when I was about 3 the first plant that I ever bought was lily of the valley(it was the begining on a new addiction...). We moved a couple of times since then. But I still have the lily of the valley, well it is a division from the original plant. I dont know what I will do if we move again I cant imagine leaving my perrenials here. But if we move I cant change it, I will try to take them all with me! Our house is for sale. We have this one house we like and want to buy. It is a 10 minute walk from were we currently live so if we buy that house then it should not be a problem. So far theres no luck, cause with the economy and all it looks like no one is interested in our house...

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Sorry all I was a very bad trader today...the sun was shining and the temps were warm (if you consider 37 warm) and did I go out and look for more plants...NO. I went out and played...hope you all don't mind...I'm sending you just a couple of pictures of what Jordan and I did today...Kim

jabari and raspberry
rhino
lions
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Oh that is great. SHe is so cute and very pretty. I am so happy you had a great day with her.


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grow one - sounds like you had fun. I spend the day wintersowing in pretty nice weather. ;-)

Kamil - I knew you were young because of some other comments from people on the forums to you but didn't realize you were that young or a guy (sorry if I ever said her when commenting - it was not intentional). That is Great that you have found gardening already and are pursuing it so actively. I hope my kids do that same. I know my daughter is going to be a little green thumb (she is already) and I hope my son does the same - time will tell he is only 1.5. I would love to be able to share that with him.

OK everyone I have updated my page with some photos there are some photos of the plants (in bloom from last year) of what I am offering if anyone wants to check it out. (Iris, iceplant, and a couple others)

There is also two plant photos on there I am not sure what they are if anyone can identify I may be able to do some divisions of them I think one of them is starting to come up already.

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Okay, I skimmed, but I promise to go back and read everything thoroughly real soon.

I love the pics, Kim! I feel like I'm really getting to know you and your granddaughter! I hope I have that close of a relationship with my grandkids when I have them.

It's really great to see what all I have in common with you all.

Guess what? My Crepe Myrtle that I have been offering turns out to be a very desirable one! I didn't know what it was and was searching through database after database and pic after pic to see if I could find mine. I think it's Velma's Royal Delight, which is one of the most compact and hardy varieties there is. It's suppose to be hardy to zone 6. I wouldn't risk it, though, until it's fully established. Now, let me tell you that I'm pretty certain as no other variety came close to looking like mine or growing the same height, etc. I am so glad to finally figure this out! I don't know if it comes true from seed, but I will check. I sent some to people this fall... I'm assuming cuttings are the best way to get it to come true. Anyone else want any? :-)

Blessings,
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angela - I would like one of them if I am not down for it already. I Love crepe myrtle and would love a compact variety.

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Tammy she is adorable! I love you kept the rock that was a great idea. I am sorry but I dont know your mrstery plants for you. I really like how you did your trade page. I have to say that is teh best one I have seen.

Kamil You are so smart. I wish I was as smart as you at your age. Keep focused and have fun fun fun...

Kim I can relate about weather and going to the zoo this time of the year. She is adorable and you are a great photographer. Spelling sorry. Wow you are really good at pictures can you come do my garden for me. LOL

Dan I have never seen the movie...LOL Can relate about tearing out the lawn. Less to mow that is postive right...:) Bless you putting up with our sasbe. I have to admit my mail lady is the best. She says barb more seeds today....LOL and smiles at me...She is a wonderful mail person too. Good luck with those madevillas this year. I want pics. LOL Barb


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rosepetal - Thanks. I think shes adorable too. lol I am hoping someone knows what they are I remember they were in the ground cover section at the nursery I bought them but for the life of me can't remember what they were. Got them in 05 so its been 4 years and if I don't write it down. it goes byby.

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Angela - If you have enough cuttings of your Crepe Myrtle, to send one my way I would greatly appreciate it. TY :)

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I love reading the get to know you posts too. Before I start on mine I just want to say, there is enough umbrella palm seed for everyone! The bag is huge. LOL

Ok, I am 47 and celebrated my 22nd wedding anniversary yesterday. DH and I have a 13 year old boy with a very quick wit and a fabulous sense of humor. He keeps us laughing most of the time.
I was in a head on collision a few years ago and have some spinal problems as a result. I used to have a small nursery but had to retire after my accident. I started raising tropical parrots after my last surgery because I needed something to do while I was home by myself. I love birds, and I could work with the birds without pain.( unless they bite. LOL)

I love to plant anything and everything! The joke around here is they really do sell dirt in bags, because I have used all the dirt in my yard.

Last year I cut the number of birds I keep down to about 48 and that freed me up to plant more. I can do little containers, but I cannot dig. DH says that's just an excuse to get someone else to do the heavy stuff...

I have 2 dogs both rescued from abusive situations and a 16 year old cat. My son holds captive a bearded dragon and an albino corn snake. ( he figured out real fast how to keep mom out of his room! LOL)

I keep trying to decide on 3 or 4 types of plants to specialize in, brugs, passies, cannas, epis, etc.. but I can't do it ! I seem to have a tendency to collect varieties of things I like.
My yard is full, so I have begun planning and taking over my neighbor's yard and my Mom's too. ( both are happy to have me doing it. They get flowers and I get space.)

This swap has been so much fun. Mark thanks for starting it.
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Linda, that is funy b/c I do the same thing. When I fnd something I like, I want all of them or as many as I can get and it b/comes an obsessin for me. Like geraniums, or mint, cannas, etc. I just love all of the different varieties. Glad to know that I am not the only crazy one.


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I haven't posted much about myself or my family - have had some pretty painful things happen in the past, and there's not much I'm willing to talk about in the past. But the past 12 years have been beautiful. After a 9 year, abusive first marriage, and horrific divorce, I met my soul mate.

Since meeting DH online, 12 years ago, my life has changed dramatically. He was my ray of sunshine and brought happiness to my life and brought me back to life. We have a wonderful 10 year old son who is amazingly bright. You can't get anything past him. We home school him with a virtual academy, so he actually has an online teacher as well. Classes are done in a program that's in a chat style. It's a bit different, but it works well. Our DS is beginning to enjoy collecting seeds. He wants anything I have duplicates of lol. We purchased some Cocona seeds for him cause he saw them in Survivor man (one of his favorite shows)- he planted them up in Marks version of a little pop bottle greenhouse, (what a GREAT idea - thank you Mark) so we'll see how they do :) He'll have his own section of garden this year and he's so stoked about it.

DH and I have so much in common and he LOVES to garden as much as I do. He doesn't see as much point in flowers, but he's beginning to understand that they are beautiful and they make me smile, so flowers are in lol. We both enjoy crafting, painting, camping, hiking, bow hunting and fishing, so there's never a dull moment and the water is right down the road awaiting a fishing pole :)

As several have probably read, we live on an island off the coast of Western WA. It's a wildlife refuge, so we have many crazy almost domesticated 4 legged friends as well as Golden and Bald Eagles and Hawks. Fences around the garden are a MUST! I had one little doe completely level off my tomatoes, peppers, sunflowers and anything she could reach last season :( and when I walked outside to find the leafless stems sticking out of the ground, there she was, bedded right across the road, almost smiling at me. It's a challenge, but it's also fun to be able to enjoy seeing wildlife so close up and beautiful.

Last February, we adopted a middle aged Golden Retreiver. He's a rescue dog that has been pretty badly abused. He's a person too and is so protective of DS as well as us. He was so frightened of feet when we acquired him as well as brooms or long handles, so we believe he was abused by being kicked and hit with a broom. He's a happy camper now though :) He loves his new home and never leaves the yard unless we take him in the car or take him for a walk or run. But he doesn't like the other 4 legged critters in our yard. They can stay across the road, but as soon as they enter our grass, he doesn't tollerate that!

DS and I take walks on the beach as science projects regularly, while DH is working. We collect shells and stuff that washes up on the beach. We learn about the saltwater life as we go along. We'll take pictures of things we don't know what they are and see if we can look them up on line. It's a lot of fun and I know DS enjoys it as well. We both learned what Moon Snail egg casings look like. They are the strangest thing. They look like circular hardened sand almost like a small deteriorating tire. So not only is he learning, but I am as well. We had a little grey whale beach itself last year and that was quite interesting. Very sad, but also interesting in that we were able to actually see, up close, what a grey looks like. With the island being a refuge, we are unable to interfere with nature in any way that will affect the natural order of things.

Without the use of petro-chemical pesticides, fertilizers etc, it's amazing what kind of life there is here. We are only allowed to use organic methods of fertilizing or getting rid of pests. It's amazing to see the difference in the wildlife here even down to the smallest insects. We are inundated with frogs, salamanders, lizards, praying mantis, ladybugs, and all kinds of other beneficial insects. Before we moved on the island, amphibians were becoming very rare to see. I guess they are one of the most affected by chemicals and in some places they are becoming endangered. Last season, I had a bunch of little green friends that stayed in my garden. It was wonderful to peak around to find them sitting on a squash leaf or under a tomato leaf. They just made themselves at home and kept the insects down :)

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Hello Everyone. I hate doing it, but I'm going to have to exit out of this swap. I've got some family stuff that's happening, and need to focus on that. My younger sister Lisa took a fall in December on some ice, and right now she's battling what we hope is just going to be short-term brain damage. She works at Mayo Clinic in research, and hasn't been able to work for over a month now. Fortunately, the Clinic has put all of its resources into helping her through this, but we just don't know if the damage is permanent or temporary. If it's permanent, she won't be able to work again. And, as her older brother who has always been there to take care of her, I'm focusing all my resources and time to helping her out, which won't leave me any time to participate in any swaps or trades for awhile.
Hopefully, all of you who have so generously reserved stuff for me will be able to find it another good home. As for those of you who were wanting cutting, etc. from me, contact me later with your wants, and we'll arrange some private trades. Give me a few months though. I'll need some time to take care of my sister and at least get her further down the road to recovery from this sh*tstorm that's engulfed her.

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Hi All,

Dan, we totally understand. Family comes first.

Try the summer swap. We'll wait for you.

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Dan, I am so sorry for your sister's ( and yours) trouble.
it is great that you will be able to help her. I will keep you and yours in my prayers.
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Dan - We will miss you and I will definately add you and your sister to my prayer list. I am so sorry about what happened. Do your best to keep a smile, and know we are here if you need us. ;-)

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Dan, you are such a strong big brother. God bless you and your sister. I will pray for her and you as well. Hang in there. Ihave enjoyed getting to know you and will look forward to when you can return and things are better for you at home.

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Dan - What a wonderful big brother you are. We will keep you and your family in our prayers. I wish the best for your sister and will pray that her situation is temporary.

Hang in there....you have many friends here who don't mind lending a shoulder.

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Hi everyone.
I just want to give you all a heads up I am hosting a New seed swap.... Its called "Extra, Extra, Seads all about it... I know I know. Corny but I thought that was cute. I just posted it and wanted to make sure you all didn't miss it in case you wanted to sign up and haven't been checking regularly.

OK now back to here...

I have some new offers..... hmmm should I list them now or make ya'll wait.... hmmmm

OK I won't tease you anymore.

I have ....
NEW OFFER:
5 - Red Potamic Seed Potatos
5 - Yukon Gold Seed Potatos

My daugter wanted to grow potatos this year so I had to buy some and there is nooo way we will use them all I am keeping 2 potatos each (They are large and can probably be cut into 3-5 Seeds each) Sooo Any takers. If so please let me know how many you would like. BTW - If anyone has any other variety potatos they could spare one potato seed of I would like to try them.

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Hi Tammy,

May I have some of both? My son was wanting to grow potatoes. Thank you.

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Dan - Oh, my dear friend! I'm praying for you and your sister. I am sorry to see you leave, but FULLY understand. I hope you'll stop in and chat some when you get a few minutes. I know it helps me relieve stress and unwind.

Tammy (greenthumbgrow) - Can I have one Red Potamic Seed Potato?

I, too, have new offers:

5 offers Yukon Gold seed potatoes (1 per offer)
5 offers Kennebec seed potatoes (1 per offer)
10 offers 2 yr roots of Jersey Hybrid (all-male) Asparagus (1 per offer)

I will most likely have a few Quinolt (not sure of spelling right now) Strawberries to offer soon as well. I'm very limited, so I may only be able to give one plant per person.

I recently bought these for us, but want to share some with all you wonderful people! I still have my family coming over this weekend, so you probably won't hear a whole lot from me until Monday.

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Angela, I would 1 of each of the potatoes and one asparagus. Please. Thanks Nichol

Greenthumb, I will take one eachof yours, too, but only after everyone gets a chance at them. So if you have any left, I will take one o yours, if not spread them around. Thanks. Between you and angela, everyone could almost have one.

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Angela, I would love one of each of the potatoes you listed. What fun!

So sorry to hear about the problems with your sister, Dan. We all understand that is the high priority for you right now. Here's a hug from SC!

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anglelady, may i have 1 each of the seed potatoes and 1 asparagus
greenthumbgrow, may i have 1 red pontamic seed potato
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Dan You and your sister are in my prayers....Barb


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Angelady - Could I have 1 of the Kennebec seed potatoes

Thanks,
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Hello. My seed order won't get here until sometime in March so don't want to post until I get it to be sure that I will have it before we ship.
Greenthumbgrow Could you put me down for 1 re Potamac potato and 1 other seed potato please?
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I hope things get better for you Dan!

Tammy- Can I have some of both potatoes?

Angelady- Can I have one of each potato and a asparagus? By the way how was the wedding?

I have 2 tree of david seedlings I can offer.

Wont be able to pop in as much cause my desktop is broken and yesterday my little brother was an idiot and wanted to go on my laptop so he slammed the laptop shut on my hand and the screen shattered. Now I dont have a computer so now I have to save up for a new computer. I dont have a job or anything...I dont know what I am going to do..I need the computer for school because my teachers dont accept hand written things, and the library is to far away to walk and I have no one to take me...well I got to go...I am at my aunts house....

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sorry about your computer... it sounds like lots of us are have pc issues this month. Mine is ready to be picked up from hp but now my DS has bronculitis (sp?)and a sinus infection. So I am going to have DH go pick it up tommorrow.

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Kamil ~ I would LOVE a Joshua tree seedling. That's my son's name :)

Thanks!
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I just took 3 cuttings of a geranium that I think is pink. One cutting to each person who wants one until all 3 are taken. I say I "think" they are pink because one year I ordered red geranium seeds and when they bloomed all of them were pink. Last year my next batch of seeds bloomed red and the size of this plant looks like one of the older ones. (I overwinter them in the garage.) This is assuming they still look like they are not dead when we swap in March. I usually root geraniums in the summer so this is my first try this early in the year. If I look at them and there is no way they are going to root, I will not send them. The stems are nice and green right now so hopefully they will make it.
I grow a new type of geraniums from seed every year as well as try to save my older plants. I grow all of them in pots so it's not hard to put them in the garage for the winter. The seeds don't seem to be difficult to grow but they are more expensive than many flowers seeds. I sure don't know why.
Kamil, so sorry to hear about your laptop. I know you must be very upset about. So great to know that you enjoy gardening so much at this age. I know I probably started planting a small area in the garden when I was around 8 years old. I do a lot more of it now that I am retired. Retired is relative for me - I have my own business now and try to keep as "part-time" - sometimes it is more than part time.
It will be fun to try potatoes from potato seedlings. The only ones I have ever grown are from peelings that sprout in my compost pile. LOL
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Angel,

If there is any left, may I have one of each of the potatoes and the asparagus?

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Kamil - I'm sorry to hear of your computer losses. Do you know what is wrong with your desktop? If it is software related, Costco has a concierge service that is free with membership. And they can walk you through repair over the phone.

I used to have a PC that over time, parts would work loose. It would stop powering up and I'd have to go in and push each card in, one by one, 'cause some weren't making connections and it wouldn't power up. Some "broken" issues can be quite simple to fix. Connectors can work loose as well, for power supply etc.

I know how you feel. I just had to do a complete format on my PC..lost everything that was on it and back-ups have not been working for months now, so all I have is what I had when I transfered info from my old PC. I was down for almost two days :( but it's back up and running now. Just have to complete all the software installs ugghhh! I've been putting it off lol.

Hope to have you back up and running soon - It's nice to have a young enthusiastic green thumb in the group ;) You're my son's idol lol.


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Jeanne ~ I'd love a cutting but I'd love even more if you could teach me how to harvest Geranium seeds! lol I rec'd a plant last year and it was my first Geranium ever. Never did see any seeds, but I'm guessing they're quite tiny. Any helpful suggestions? I really want to harvest seeds this year!

Potatoes... never EVER tried to grow them before. but the family sure does eat alot... I'd be interested in one from somebody, just to see if I can do it! lol Definitely will need to research this!

Kamil ~ goodluck on that computer hon! That is so frustrating!

Dan ~ we love ya, keep your chin up. Eventually you'll reach the top of this mountain and be able to see the sunrise again. *hugs*

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Kamil - Thanks for remembering about the wedding. I'm sorry, I thought I told you all that it was called off, but I realize now that I didn't. I posted that to another thread. It really saddened my dad, but we now know it was for the best. Also, on the seed potatoes, did you realize that greenthumbgrow and I both have the Yukon Gold? Since you asked it from Tammy first, I'll let her send that one for you and I'll send everything else you requested, if that's okay by you. Oh, Kamil! I'm SO sorry about your computer! I hope you and/or your parents figure out what to do!

Mark - I put you down for everything, but the Yukon Gold. The potatoes are going very fast. I think Tammy had one of those for you. If I'm wrong, let me know! I would like to see everyone who wants one be able to get one, and I think that you should get several plants from just one seed potato. Every eye that forms into the green sprout should turn out to be one plant. I have some of another kind of potato that was store bought that has 6 sprouts on one potato. If I still have some left after everyone claims them, I'd be happy to send you the extras. You can keep them for you and your helpers and/or distribute them however you like. I guess it's okay to send in extras for that purpose, right?

Wendy - Do you like Yukon Gold? It seems we have more available of that potato than the others. I'll put you down for one.

I have everyone down who's requested before this post. It sure it fun to see how fast the posts come in... We do it in spurts!

Blessings,
Angela


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RE: UPDATE: #4 Now Cut That Out!

Mark I have a couple of seed potatoes of Yukon gold I'll throw in the package for you. They are from a local farmer here and I picked up a bag of little spuds to use for seed potato. He was selling them by the lb and then cut the price in half at the end of last season, so I got them for $.24 per lb lol. Try finding seed potato for that ;) The big ones had all been picked over, but the little ones work beautifully for seed. They are beautiful specimens of Yukon gold.

Just another tip - You can pick up unique carrots, beets, radishes at farmers markets and fruit stands. Rather than waiting for two years for seed, plant the tubors and let them go to seed. What you see (unless hybrids) is what you'll get :) I've done that with a number of different tubors in the past and plan on hitting the farmers markets this fall for some different colored carrots and unique root veggies that I want to grow seed of :)


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RE: UPDATE: #4 Now Cut That Out!

Kamil, is there a best buy store near you? If so, they've got a bunch of people called the Geek Squad who are great at fixing computers, maybe they can help you out for cheaper than the price of a new computer.

I want to thank you all for your words, prayers, and understanding. With everything else that Life seems to be throwing my way lately, I'm beginning to guard my time here amongst my gardening friends more and more. You all are great!

-Dan


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