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Crazy Crazy Plant Swap! 3

Posted by greenthumbgrow 7 - MD (My Page) on
Mon, Jul 6, 09 at 20:09

LINK To Check Request Status:
CLICK HERE TO check your Request Status -- make sure you are where you should be AND to check your request numbers...

Tammy:-)

And now the original rules...

Crazy Crazy Plant Swap!
OK I know Im going crazy hosting another swap so soon after that water one but hey what can I say, I think I'm addicted!

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Alright I guess 'suggestions' would be in order:

1. First thing - Sign Up

2. List some of your plants for selection by others
(you do not have to list them all but a couple would be nice so we know we are getting some things we have requested) **(Be sure to select the ones you are interested in from others list)

Example: I may be planning on sending in 100 plants but only want to make 20 available for selecting that would be fine. (Of course if you want to post all that is perfectly fine)

I will be keeping track of requests and toward the end will have you review them.

3. Label all plants with the Plant Name, Your name, and who they are to go to (if you are letting other select them).

4. You will recieve the number of plants you send in (That actually make it to me alive, so please be sure to pack your plants correctly -see #5). Please send plants in good health that you would not mind recieving in return. I would also request that you send in 'clumps' of smaller plants instead of just one little one so that each person will have a nice start of whatever it is.

***** IMPORTANT NOTE: If you request 50 plants then you will need to be sure to send in 50 plants so that someone is not receiving less than they send in. Each person will be back what you send in.

5. Be sure to pack your plants correctly. Please Do not Overwater. This will cause your plants to rot. The correct moisture level for shipping plants should be barely moist, if you can feel the water it is too much. (unless of course it is a water plant) LOL

6. Cuttings will be allowed but please be sure to list those online for others to select the ones they want, some people may not want cuttings so it is best to let those be selected, and you must label them according to #3. Please be sure to send 3-5 cutting for each request so that the success rate will be better.

7. Be sure to include in your box the following (put it in a plastic baggy so it does not get messed up):

- Return address label
- Postage for returning the box
- If you want del. Confirmation please be sure to purchase the tag and send in the box with the postage.
- List of plants you sent in and how many of each

8. All boxes must be postmarked between July 12 - 15. This will insure they all arrive in a close space and I can get the plants back to you in a timely manner.

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NO LIMIT to how many plants you send

10 of Each kind or less (unless you want to post them up for unlimited requests then you can send as many as are requested)

SEND OUT: July 12-15

Have FUN!


Follow-Up Postings:

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RE: Crazy Crazy Plant Swap! 3

OK everyone the link is up to date as of NOW!

So everyone please be sure to check your requests and make any final changes.

Tammy:-)


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RE: Crazy Crazy Plant Swap! 3

Thanks Tammy, you know you have done a super job on this one girl!
I know it hasn't been easy keeping up with it all and all the changes, I PROMIS I have no more changes lol, that was it. I wanted everyone to have a chance to make changes for what I had removed me from though.

Carmen girl I wasn't gonna send you anymore LOL, as a matter of fact I had told Tammy when I agreed to send you a box to remove them completely from my list LOL.
Did they make it there yet?

HEY EVERYONE!

:) Fran


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Tammy hun, you KNOW I will sign up for the fall swap no question BUT, could you PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE root a piece of that Variegated Mint for me? I will want some for the fall swap! PLEASEEEEEE.

Where is everyone?

:) Fran


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Hi, I'm here. just getting ready for bed. The weather here has been glorious and we've been out enjoying it. Two nights in a row now we went to the pool and then for a nice long bike ride. I'm pooped! :-)

I agree with Fran, you have done a fabulous job Tammy!!! Thank you!!

Good night everyone,
Amy


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Fran my box arrived yesterday, Thank you, thank you, thank you. they look like they are going to make. Lots of work ahead.

HURRAY for Tammy.... yes you have done an awesome job!!!

Everybody else a BIG HELLO to ya....


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Tammy, I would like one of your Thai Basil
FRan - another datura and a trumpet vine
April - brug,if available

Thanks for making this all happen! Lisa


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Today is your last day for changes to the list....

Please review the list today and I will make all the final updates late tonight so everyone will have the FINAL list for packing.

Please don't forget to check it as this is what most of us are using to pack.

Heres the Link

Thanks a Bunch to all of you also for joining and making the swap so much fun!


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Hi girls! I'm signing up. Just when you thought you were settled. Tammy, thank you so much for hosting this swap. It just took me an 1 1/2hrs. to get my list together.

Theresa

Haves-
Garden Plants-
Impatiens balsamina-MIX-contains some Camellia Spotted-seedlings-5 offers,5 each
VKMOTGG- seedlings- 5 offers, 1 each
American Beautyberry bush- Purple berries- cuttings- 10 offers
Butterfly Bush- asst. seedlings- colors vary w/seedlings, but usually some shade of purple -10 offers
Nandina 'Heavenly Bamboo' -cuttings 10 offers
Monkshood-very tall w/ blue flowers-division-will have to cut down- 10 offers
PG Hydrangea- cuttings,rooted & unrooted- 10 offers

Houseplants-
Purple Perilla(dk. purple iridescent foliage) - plants- 10 offers
Callisia Fragrans(Basket Plant)- 3 offers, 1 pup each
Moses-in-a-Basket-Tradescantia spathacea-division, 3 offers
Tradescantia Tricolor- cuttings, 3 offers

Water Plants-
Green Taro- 1 piece with tuber & leaves,3 offers
Joe Pye Weed- Lg. Seedlings, 5 offers
Waterlily-good for small ponds-Berit Strawn- division, 5 offers

Tropicals-
Brugs- cuttings , might have more after I cut
Versi Peach- 4 offers, 1 cutting each
Coral Glow-2 offers,1 cutting each
Suaveolens Pink- 2 offers,1 cutting each
Banana-Dwarf Cavendish - pups- 2 offers,1 each
Dwarf Pomegranate- seedlings-3 offers
P. Morifolia- seedlings- 2 offers
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Requests-
Tammy-
Spiderwort - Concord Grape
Lily of the valley pips - White
Variegated Vinca Vine
Creeping Jenny
Water Hyacinth
Parrots Feather (water plant)
TB Iris yellow/maroon

Robin-
Solid green liriope (monkey grass)
White pampas grass
Mixed colors tb iris
2 LA iris- purple

Carmen-
Tibochina Grandiflora 2 of 3 (THE PRINCESS FLOWER)
If there's extra
4 veriegated monkey grass

Toni / Zinaray
water lovers-louisiana iris purple ,noid
toad lily noid

Cindy-
citronella mosquito plant
plume magic trailing verbena

Lisa/Shadysite-
Houttuynia cordata (chameleon plant)
plumbago (small purple flower)- is this hardy?
Wormwood (artemisia)
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Wish List-
Abutilon megapotamicum
Amaryllis- DANCING QUEEN
Bletilla striata (Hardy Orchid)
Epiphyllums
Thunbergia grandiflora
Bougainvilleas
Adeniums-Desert Rose
Plumerias
Hardy Bananas-M. Basjoo
Anything unusual
Anything Variegated
Love pretty Tropicals


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Hi everybody long time no see Or shall I say long time no read. hehehe

Tracy hunny If you are still taking orders at this late in the game I would like these things from our new gw-ber
threas

PG Hydrangea- cuttings,rooted & unrooted- 10 offers
Moses-in-a-Basket-Tradescantia
Tradescantia Tricolor- cuttings
Suaveolens Pink
Dwarf Pomegranate

thank you and wellcome threas


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OMG OMG OMG Theresa not fair not fair not fair you have things I WANT and I am out of request OMG soooo NOT fair.
You DID help me ID a plant I have though THANKS I have this one: Callisia Fragrans

From you I want:
Brugs- cuttings , might have more after I cut
Versi Peach-
Coral Glow-
Suaveolens Pink
Water LILY
and Mookshood!

OMG I am gonna go look at your page to see if I have something to offer you!!!

:O Fran


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wow, new stuff!! I would like to request..

Purple Perilla
Banana-Dwarf Cavendish

Amy


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hhhh i didnt see This one

OMG I didn't see these:
I would like also:
Banana-Dwarf Cavendish

I do have one or two things I can offer you, I will have to look at your list again, I got lost looking at your brugs LOL.

:) Fran


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HI Threa, i would like monkshood
pg hydrangea
burg peach & coral glow
banana dwaef cavendish
thanks Toni


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Sorry guys!The mad dash is on! LOL
Thanks for letting me play:)

Theresa


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OK Theresa,
For you I have the KBS or KSB brug, that is what it was given to me as anyway. I will have to tell u which it is again but it is the one with the long man's name on your want list. ALSO have Toadlily Tojen if you want....

Go look at my list and tell me if there is anything you like I will see if I can share it with you..

Tammy, I have a problem. The antiock Hosta I only have 3. I can offer you others to fill the 4 request from you unless you just wanted the antiock I have a small one I can send you but I will not count it toward your count. Let me know if you want substitutes, I thought I had a bunch of it, but it is gone MISSING!

:) Fran


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Theresa if still available i would like to have...lol

Haves-
Garden Plants-
Impatiens balsamina-MIX-contains some Camellia Spotted-seedlings-1


Callisia Fragrans(Basket Plant)- 1
Moses-in-a-Basket-Tradescantia spathacea-division,1 Tradescantia Tricolor-1

Joe Pye Weed- 1

Tropicals-
Brugs- cuttings , might have more after I cut
Versi Peach- 1
Coral Glow-1
Suaveolens Pink- 1
Banana-Dwarf Cavendish - 1


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Theresa, you have us all scrambling!

Plumbago is hardy to zone 8 where I am; Davesgarden lists as hardy zones 6-9; looks very similar to yours, but I will send anyway.

I would like
Impatiens balsamina
American Beauty Bush
monkshood
Berit Strawn Waterlily
Green taro --does this sit in or above your pond?

If you have any torenia seedlings or seeds, I'd like to try them. They reseed in VA/MD.

Thanks for joining! Lisa


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RE: add on

VKMOTGG pls add on.


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Hello everyone,

Tammy I just would like to say that I really had a wonderful time in this swap. Please keep me in mind for the fall swap.

Threas where did you come from sneaking up on us like that. LOL

Fran are we still on for the Sedum?


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Yes ma'am I will include that, I have it written down on my paper for you, Cindy.

Mama, don't forget the rainlilied PLEASE, I have yours written down to send to you.

:) Fran


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I would like some Joe Pye weed


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RE: question

Thanks Fran,

If our name is on the side of the box do we still add that too our total?


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Fran, not to worry. lol I like to share, but if you happen to have an extra Blood Banana....
Lisa, if your plumbago is Cape Plumbago(lt. blue), I'll take it. If it's Ceratostigma plumbaginoides, I have tons already.
Thanks.The green taro is in a pot in my stream. Just the bottom sits in water. They grow like crazy!
I only have 2 dwarf Cavendish, but I can see if I can dig up some of my BIL's pups. If not, I'll hold your requests & send later.My banana, does make pups like crazy, just have to wait until they're a decent size.


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night all

Cindy, I would think not because those are extra we are HOPING to get.
I don't think they are available we are just wishing we might can get them so really they are not ours so we can't count on them.
HOWEVER, from what I understand and Tammy can explain this is IF we do have something extra sent in for us and we don't send in extras then we will not get them BECAUSE we are only getting back the totally number of plants we send in. RIGHT Tammy?

Ok, I am headed to bed, I hope everyone has a great night.
Theresa, love the stuff you added. I will check your want list again to see if there is anything else I can offer you, really though check my list. I might be able to get you a piece or two of something.

:) Fran


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Blood Banana

Theresa I was typing as you were posting. I DO have a small bady if you like I will put your name on it for you. It isn't that big but I took it off the mama plant the other day and have it in a pot on it's own so it IS really to go to a new home. It is about 5 inches or so, do you still want it?

:) Fran


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I'm deep in thought over here! OY! LOL Are you guys asking yourselves,"What did I get myself into?" This is my 1st RR Plant swap. That's what took me so long to sign up. I love all the action!LMAO
Poor Tammy!!!!!
Almost forgot to ask my question! If I request 5 plants from person #1 do I have to send person #1 5 plants or is it total # of requests = total # of plants?
Fran, I would love the Baby nanner!

Theresa


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Threas,WELCOME!Could I please have 1 or 2 cuttings of hydrangea,preferably rooted? Robin


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Fran,If you want to replace my antiock hosta with another one that`s fine with me.I just can`t believe I might recieve all these wonderful flowers!WOW!I`ll be delighted with whatever I receive! Robin


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Theresa, I will take a pic tomorrow am and send to you -- it does NOT look like cape plumbago to me, but given to me by a neighbor so I don't hae a specific id. spreads and flowers in shade, so works for me.

When are you packing your plants?

Lisa


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swap

I've already started making room in my flower bed...LOL
I believe i can fulfill all of my request.
cjcjcmass


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Theresa,
You should have been around when we were all posting and requesting, it was crazy, 4-5 people were posting at the same time every time. It was so exciting!!

Tammy can explain the rules better but basically, you can request what ever you want off of anyone's list. Then any one can request off your list. You just send in what people requested. Keep track and try to make sure that you're getting as many plants as people are requesting from you too. Anyway, I'll let the expert (Tammy) explain it better.

Good to have some last minute action!!! :-)

Amy


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*IF THERE'S EXTRA, I WOULD LOVE TO ADD-
Tammy-
Goldfish Plant (indoors)

Fran-
Daylily Romantic Rose

Carmen
Orchid-epidendrum radican
Clivia
Plumeria- pink or yellow ?
Stopelia nobilis
Heuchera- key lime pie
croscomia lily-bright orange

Cindy
catalina pink wishbone flower
angel wing begonia

Amy
variegated grass
hardy dusty miller (Artemisia stelleriana 'Silver Brocade')

Norma
gb coleouses, 3 kinds
gb hoya, 3
succulents


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I just noticed, Purple Perilla is listed under Houseplants. Should be under Garden plants, if it makes a difference to anyone.

Theresa


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OK I am TOTALLY losing my freaking MIND...lol

Tammy NEVER MIND ON THE ANTIOCK HOSTA, that isn't the one you want. YOU wanted the Golden Tiara which I DO have plenty of LOL..ok I got it.

I have been sick ya'll that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it! Really I have been, I feel a little better today. Better then I was but still not 100% but thank goodness I am getting there.
I DO have enough Antiock to cover who requested it so far. I only offered 5 of those I have 4 and a small one so I am good on those LOL, so I did the right thing by posted 5 lol.


Tammy I KNOW you are going to have a cow when you see WHY this thread exploded again lol, it's ALL Theresa fault, she offered WAY to many good things!

Theresa, this is NOTHING, I just hosted a 100 Limit Plant Swap and there were no request on the post like what Tammy is doing. I had folks send in request and I filled them, THAT took forever LOL.
I am planning on doing it again in the fall, you should check it out when I post it. It was fun I think everyone enjoyed their plants they got back.

And no, you do not have to request plants from the person who is requesting from you here. YOU can choose anything that is available from someone's list and you can ask for something even though it is not available in hopes that you receive it HOWEVER, there is NO GUARANTEE you WILL get something that is all taken.
YOU can request up to the total number of plants you are sending in. You will get back the number of plants you are sending in as well.
IF you have some extras you can send you can do that as well, like you can go look at our wants list and if you see something we are wanting and you have it, you can send it in. That would be considered an extra because it is not part of your list. BUT it will get counted as a plant for you so if someone sends in extras with YOUR name on them you will be able to get them, IF however no one sent in extras for you and you send in extras, Tammy will sned you something to make up for the extras you sent UNLESS you tell her NOT to send back to you as many plants as you sent in.
Did that cover it for you or did I make you more confused LOL.

OK, so Theresa, I need to know do you want:
Blood Banana (yes, I see the confirmed on that)
Tricyrtis Tojen (Toadlily)
'Kurpark Bad Salzschlirf' Brug
Elephant Ears Illustris - aka colocasia antiquorum (one small baby)

From Theresa's list:
PG Hydrangea if you can get me a ROOTED piece I would love it, I KILLED mine.

OK, I think that is it for now.

:) Fran


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Fran,
I'm sorry you were sick. Glad you're getting better, at least physically! Sounds like the mind is gone. Of course, I'm speaking from experience! LMAO
Thank you for the explanation, I understand perfectly.
I'll put you down for PG Hydrangea.
I would love all that you mentioned:
Blood Banana (yes, I see the confirmed on that)
Tricyrtis Tojen (Toadlily)
'Kurpark Bad Salzschlirf' Brug
Elephant Ears Illustris - aka colocasia antiquorum (one small baby)

Theresa


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Welcome, Theresa! Sorry you missed all the craziness. I missed a lot of it, too. Probably best, as I don't think I could have kept up with everything.

May I have a Waterlily-Berit Strawn, please?

Thanks!
~CA


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Thanks,CA!
I'll put you down for a waterlily.

I just went out and checked the PG Hydrangeas for ground rooted limbs. There doesn't seem to be many roots as when we had all that rain. Cuttings are supposed to be easy enough though to root in a couple of weeks in potting soil/ perlite mix in shade. LMK if you don't want me to send them. If they don't make it, I could always root some on the mother plants for spring mailing.

Theresa


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OMGoshhhhhh.... What is going on without me...?

I went to work one day and this is what I come home to...

OK. Let see... Couple misconceptions... You can request the number of plants you offer (This does NOT have to be exact just keep it close - I see some of you switchin and cancelling other things that is not the intent. It was just a guideline so everyone will get about the same as sending. It don't have to be exact.). HOWEVER if someone sends you something as a surprise that will NOT count toward your number, because you did not know it was coming and I do not want to switch something that someone sends as a surprise for someone else so NO that does not count toward your number. (Sorry fran I did't realize you thought it did) I only asked about the two that were short so I would be sure they were getting some more plants than what they had request since they were being slow-pokes. LOL. And Zinaray is sending a bunch extras she has requested I just as fillers for the ones that are short on plants. So everyone should be fine... Don't worry so much. This is suppost to be fun... FUN

Second - You can request anything from anybody. It does not have to be # for # per person. That is what makes the swap so much fun there is a larger varity of what we can choose from.

Third - (Which should have been First) - WELCOME Theresa (even if its late and now I have sooo much more work to do) LOL

And if any of these are still available I would love some:

Butterfly Bush- asst.
PG Hydrangea- cuttings,rooted & unrooted
Purple Perilla
Callisia Fragrans(Basket Plant
Tradescantia Tricolor-
Banana-Dwarf Cavendish

OK. I will try and have the final list completed tonight and give everyone a chance to select from Teresa we will extend the request to tommorrow until 7PM after that I will be making the final lists so everyone can prep the plants this weekend off the list.

Be back in just a tad... I have to run out and grab so chinese. (Didn't feel like cooking tonight)

Tammy:-)


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AHHH TAMMY, I want CHINESE...

I didn't realize this was how you were going to do it. I was wondering HOW you were going to count the surprises that may or may not come in for us....THANKS for clearing that up...OH and did I say I want CHINESE, MAN, I wish you haven't posted that....I really am craving some NOW!!! UGHHHHH....

You KNOW you didn't really tell us all the details of HOW you were going do that part of the swap so I was guessing based on other swaps that this is how you were going to do it hehe...got it NOW!!!

:) Fran


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Ooops I missed the pomegrante... You know I soooooo want one of those have been for a while. I missed that one.

I will update all these requests tonight so you have a list to work off of.

Let me eat my chinese first. LOL

Tammy:-)


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Hi everyone,
I have around 40 extra plants i'm not using if anyone or everyone wants to use them , they are your to share.
Tammy o k this.
I would like to thank everyone for sharing with me.I've had a ball.
Also would like to thank Tammy for a great swap and great,great job
Toni


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Fran I would send you some.....

Here... You ... GO....

Enjoy!


I sooo would love one of the bannanas if anyone has any extras keep me in mind. I don't have any and would love one.

Tammy:-)


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TAMMY, that is just mean LOL...

I LOVE Seasame Chicken and I love Pepper Steak and Onions I make that at home though now so I don't have to go out to get it hehe.

I love seasame chicken yeapers I do........

Yummm, chinese is soooo good. I would gain tons if I ate a lot of it though...oh and one of my other favs is Egg Drop soup, it taste just like chicken noodle and the place I get it has crispy noodles to go with it OMG it is soooo good LOL...

OK, oh the chinese now hehe....

Toni your so sweet!!! It has been a ball and I can't wait to get my plant babies back wooohoooo.

THANK YOU TAMMY!!!

:) Fran


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Now mean... I am sharing... I have wonton soup, not egg drop sorry fran.

yummmmmmeeee
I just got my new catalogs so am getting ready to update my want list. LOL. The catalogs are a conspirecy I am tellin everyone. They do it on purpose!

Tammy


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Sorry for all the extra work, Tammy! LOL Thank you for all your hard work making this fun for us!
Another request:

Lisa
euphorbia robbia
geranium maculata
moonbeam coreopsis

Theresa


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OH OK Tammy, sharing LOL. I have never had that soup before. I have always been afraid to try it.
I wouldn't have tried egg drop if someone hadn't made me LOL.

YES, They DO send out the cats to make us want things, BUT, they expect us to BUY them, NOT trade for them LOL...

:) Fran


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Theresa -your photos are awesome! BTW - If you happen to notice any clematis seedlings I would LOVE one of your josephines. Clematis are one of my favorite flowers and I don't have that one. Its a beauty.

My fish just had babies this spring. I just noticed them about two weeks ago. BOY was I excited! I couldn't believe it. Still really excited everytime I get a glimpse of one of them.

BTW - The site is UP to DATE... Please confirm...

Check this link...

Tammy


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Fran - Oh I know... Its just a little technicality like not wanting to spend a ton of money on all those plants I reaally want....

Theresa - Oh I LOVE your new white clematis also. That one is awesome! And its a lot of fun doing the swaps. Alot of work but I enjoy hosting the swaps and watching everyone get so excited over the plants they recieve. I started eyeball plant from seed but it never took off. Yours did awesome whats your secret there?

Tammy


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TY, Tammy! My clems did better last yr. than this yr. Slow growing on all of them. :(
Updates to list- add my name to top of list
Monkshood-zinaray
Callisia Fragrans(Basket Plant)-cjcmass
Tradescantia Tricolor-cjcmass
Joe Pye Weed- Janie
Brug Coral Glow-April

Theresa


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Thanks for updates. Its been a long day and I missed a lot. It should be all fixed now.

Tammy:-)


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Tammy,
My eyeball plant pic was from last yr. WSed this yr. & they're still tiny. Don't know why.
My clems are 2nd yr. No blooms except on Ville De Lyon. Hopefully they're making good root systems. I'll keep you in mind.
My fishies must eat all the babies! I haven't seen any in a couple of yrs. It used to really bother me that they got eaten, but now I don't even see any. They are so cute when they're teeny tiny, all eyeballs!LOL

Theresa


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Theresa,
I would love to try some of the butterfly bushes BUT I am afraid I would kill them LOL. I love them I really do.

Tammy, yes, I know that is why we trade right? WHO could buy all the plants we trade for? I sure couldn't.

I love hosting swaps too, they are so much fun and to see who sends what and who gets this and that is too much fun.

Hmmm, I think I need to go raid the kitchen...I want something to eat, I just don't know WHAT that is yet!!!
Tammy and her chinese made me hungry lol.

:) Fran


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Wow! Tammy, I didn't understand about the "surprises" either. Should we send extras of things we have that people have requested from others in case it is a variant,or things that we think would fit their site, or things that we have extras of that we didn't post? Or a cutting that we would just like to share because it is a great shrub (even though we know some people hate cuttings)? Or maybe we don't know how to identify it? For example, we have lots of sprouts of grape hydrangea which looks great by our pond, but we've only had 50% chance of moving it....so I wouldn't want to offer it as a trade....but, as a freebie? Sure.

I'm beginning to think I should have said, just send me one of each! Especially when so many sign up for Cindy's canna, which I never even thought about,much less twice! (and Cindy, don't forget my purple smoke bush,Please).

Tammy,you are awesome...but don't forget my Thai basil.

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MMMMM, Chinese! They put that MSG in there to make it addictive!LOL
FRAN,I'LL SEND YOU SOME BIG SEEDLINGS of BB. I have "TONS" of VOLUNTEERS every year. I hate to throw them out. Hopefully, if I send you enough plants one or two will survive.LOL

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hello everyone.

Lisa I have several cutting of the butterfly bush for you.
Theresa your josephine clematis is beautiful.
I love clematis..

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Good evening, everyone. I'm catching up on the threads while I eat my SESAME CHICKEN! That's right - Tammy's not the only one who got the Chinese urge this evening. I was laughing so much when I read those posts, it's a good thing I didn't have my mouth full!

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I am sorry I didn't explain the 'extra' better. You can send extras to people as surprises. They can be things you didn't offer for any reason but think someone may like. I know I love surprises they can be small or seeds or cuttings or anything you feel someone on the swap may like. Just remember if you want it to go to a certain person be sure to put their name on it. It no name it will go randomally to whoever. I know I have a ton one plant that is very pretty but they are small so I didn't offer them but am planning on sending a bunch to each person as a surprise. That is what I meant by surprise or extras...

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Good evening, everyone. I'm catching up on the threads while I eat my SESAME CHICKEN! That's right - Tammy's not the only one who got the Chinese urge this evening. I was laughing so much when I read those posts, it's a good thing I didn't have my mouth full!

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sorry, didn't mean to rub my dinner in your face a second time, just hit the wrong key and it posted again. I think it's bed time for me!

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CA that's funny hehe.

No bother, I can't really eat Chinese because of all the MSG it makes me sick.
I ususlly make a lot of stuff at home, BUT Sesame chicken is what I get when I do go and I eat very little of it...
I don't think that crap should be allowed on our food!

Not hungry anymore, made a verison of french onion soup lol, I added crumble hamburger to it. NOW I wish I hadn't eaten it either.

AHHH Theresa, you don't have to do that UNLESS you are just not wanting to throw the babies away.
I have have a Honeycomb BB for 4 or 5 years now, it NEVER has babies. I have heard other ppl say their bushes are rouges and tries to take over the garden. Mine has never.
I think I recall reading somewhere though that the Honeycomb one doesn't...mmmmm, might need to go try to look that up again.

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More requests:
Tammy
Succulent - Yellow Flowering Ground Cover
Lilium - Similar to 'Red Alert'
Angel Wing begonia

Robin
mixed dianthus

Fran
Egyptian Walking Onion
E.T.Fingers Jade Plant

Carmen
plumeria bridal boquet-white
unamed bromiliad 2 kinds
florida native bromiliads- beauties in bloom!!

Cindy
pink persuaston calla
schwarzwalder calla
Amy
columbine seedlings (mixed colors)
silver mound
aloe vera pup

April
"Crazy Daisy"
Mixed unknown Iris

Janie
Daylily - Purple De Oro

Norma
gb begonias
gb of epis
gb of arrow head

*I have more work for you Tammy!LOL
Edits:
For some reason( I think I copied & pasted the # of offers with the name of plants)Sorry! My name is here more than 1x- only need 1x
Robin
Solid green liriope
White pampas grass
Mixed colors tb iris

Fran
Daylily Romantic Rose

Carmen
verigated monky grass

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Hi everyone!

Theresa - I don't know what I was doing yesterday. LOL soooo I just corrected all yours. Please make sure I have them correct now.

GUESS WHAT.... I harvested my first ever Potatoes today and we had some for dinner. made them with loooots of garlic and onions with some olive oil roasted and they were sooo good. I will be planting a lot more potatoes next year!

Alright everyone does anyone have any of these they may be able to share. I have triied them from seed and am not having luck :-(

LOOKING FOR:
Feverfew
Purple Majesty Millet
Ox-Eyed daisey
Painted Daisy

Tammy Here.

Oh yeah everyone my fish had babies this spring and I am so excited! They were all black but I noticed today that two of them have changed colors. One is orange with a white streak down the side and the other is orange with a black spot on its head. I had babies two years ago but got the bright idea to clean the pond too good and they all died. Everything. Moms, dads, babies, you talking about crying I did. Hubby thought I was nuts but I was sooo excited and it broke my heart that I kilt them all. So this time. NO Cleaning. They like it a little pondly in there. LOL


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Tammy, that's great about the potatoes! Nothing like fresh veggies!
Goldfish are always born dark to make it easier to hide from predators, mainly other fish, and then continually change color over their lifetime.Sometimes I've sworn some have disappeared overnight, but their markings have changed or solid colored ones got markings. Now I have one that has been orange for 2-3yrs. now he is getting black along his fins! Weird!
I hope others come along and claim some of my plant offers. I feel bad joining so late.

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Tammy, I can't grow feverfew from seeds EITHER! I have tried, everyone has said they are EASY but I can't do it!
I didn't get the Painted Daisy to live either...
Not tried the others, how are you trying to start them? In dirt and keeping the dirt moist?
I do mine in the baggy method and I have had a whole lot of success doing this.

I lucked up and got a feverfew plant in a pot a friend of mine brought me with a plant in it. She came back up here and said OH, THAT is feverfew, I said your kidding she said NOPE, I said WOW, I have been trying to get that to grow for YEARS, she said REALLY? It is EASY from seeds, I said YEP EVERYONE keeps telling me THAT, BUT I can't grow it from seeds, she said WELL NOW you have a plant LOL.

Yes, I was excited over my fish too, then we killed them all, I cried too. I totally understand, as a matter of fact I think you read that on my original about me page didn't you?
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Tammy, you will love wintersowing!!
Here's some pix of my offers.

Purple Perilla...............Balsam Impatiens.............Joe Pye Weed
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Green Taro...........Tradescantia Tricolor...............Variegated KMOTGG
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Coral Glow Brug.............Monkshood..........Purple Beautyberry
Coral GlowMonkshoodPurple Beautyberry

Sauv. Pink Brug........Versicolor Peach Brug........Versicolor Peach
Sauv. Pink 4PhotobucketVersicolor Peach Brug
Passiflora Morifolia............Spotted Balsam Impatiens
Passie MorifoliaWS Balsam Impatiens

PG Hydrangea..................VKMOTGG Bloom
PG HydrangeaMG & VKMOTGG


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Variegated KMOTGG LOVE THIS...

WSing is ok but I like doing the baggy method too. My WSown failed really badly this year, my stuff STILL hasn't grown well from that, BUT I also know what I did and will NEVER make that mistake again.
I have always done it MY way and someone else made a suggestion and I thought WELL I will try that and it wasn't good for me in my zone. LIVE and LEARN, but my grandmother ALWAYS did her tomatoes that way, she started them in March every year in a washpan with a piece of glass over it. I am well, I am not a spring chicken and she did it that way all my life my mom said she had always done that so I am guessing at least 50 good years she did it.
Winter Sowing has been around a LONG time, it just didn't have a name ;), I grew up knowing about it and thought EVERYONE did it until I found out they don't lol.

:) Fran


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Beautiful pictures!! Uh oh, is it too late to request...

Tradescantia Tricolor
Monkshood

if there's any left?

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Is that a Mickey Mouse Taro in that green taro pic?
Is that also Purple Emperor Sedum I spy too?
I REALLY like the Variegated KMOTGG, did u start it from seeds? I have some seeds but haven't ever tried to grow them, so if you did how difficult or easy are they?

Night all,
:) Fran


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Fran, you have a good eye! Yes, that is MM Taro & Purple Emperor Sedum. The VKMOTGG was started from seed last year, but reseeded this year all by itself. It wasn't to hard to grow from seed.

Amy, I was hoping to get more requests! I will certainly put you down for:
Tradescantia Tricolor
Monkshood

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Tammy, another edit:
Requests:
Lisa
euphorbia robbia
geranium maculata
moonbeam coreopsis

Thanks,
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Hi threas, if any left may i have
impatiens balsamina
vkmogg
american beautyberry bush
buttyfly bush
nandina p g hydranea
purple perilla
callisia fragrans
green taro
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Has the request date been moved? If soooo...From Threas I would like...
Joe Pye Weed
Purple Perilla
Butterfly bush seedlings
Impatiens balsamina
monkshood &
PG Hydrangea

I'm off to pick up some pots from a fellow FreeCycler, she said so has around 30 & that they were not the cheapies!!!! Who knows how many yard sales I might find on the way!!!
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April - I LOVE Yard sales me and my mother usually hit a bunch every saturday morning but this morning I had to forego as I have a ton of stuff that just has to get done today around the yard. (you know with all this stuff gettting ready to come in I have to get it done)

Fran - I did know about your fish. I thought you would sympatheyes (see we are just alike) But at least I am not kiling them this time and I have learned a valuable lesson. (knock on wood - don't want to learn no more lessons the hard way!)
I really wasn't expecting fish again so soon as the parents have only been in the pond last year and they say it takes a couple years for them to get used to the environment and reproduce but I guess that blows that theory out of the water (no pun intended)LOL

Threasa - I would LOVE a Lot of your plants but I can't grow them until mikey gets older because of toxic levels. (He puts everything in his mouth!) errrrr. I do grow things that are poisonous but try not grow anything that is deadly in small amounts until the kids are older and know better. That will be one purk of the kids growing up. I LOVE your brugs and am sooo jealous. I sooo can't wait to grow them they are absolutely beautiful!

Add me to your:
Spotted Balsam Impatients
Purple beautyberry
var KMOTGG (and whats that stand for? The photo of the leafs are very pretty)
green taro

I learned something new yesterday... Did you all know that the sweet potato leafs are edible??? I thought they were part of the potato family (deadly nightshade) but I am guessing not based on an article I read. I was surprised! Has anyone here ever heard this before or tried them in salad or any recipes???

Anyone have those ones I am looking for??

LOOKING FOR:
Feverfew
Purple Majesty Millet
Ox-Eyed daisey
Painted Daisy

OH and yes you can still make requests But signup is over for new members I just don't think it would be fair this late in the game:-)

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Hi everybody :o)
I've not had time to post or read too many post looks like I've miss a whole bunch of stuff.

Hope you all are doing well It looks like we're cookin

Did the date change? If so to when. Sorry I don't have time to read it all.

you all have ablessed day
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Tammy,
VKMOTGG short for,Variegated Kiss Me Over The Garden Gate 'Shiro-Gane Nishiki' (Persicaria orientalis).Below is a link to pix.
I have Feverfew"Flora Pleno",it's small double white flowers, they don't look like the typical little daisies.LMK if you would like that.
I have everyone's requests noted.

Thanks, Theresa

Here is a link that might be useful: Variegated Kiss Me Over The Garden Gate


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Can you add this on for me pls

Vkmotgg
purple purilla


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I've got everyone's requests.

I feel like I should start getting stuff together now. What are some things you guys are doing to get ready. Do you clean all the soil off of rooted plants or leave it?

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Theresa, it REALLY depends on the plant. A hardy plant go usually stand being bareroot BUT some of the more touchy plants will not.
I like to put some peat on the roots and wrap them in newspaper, then moisten just a tad, MOISTEN not soak then put that in a plastic baggy.
THAT way the roots can stay moist and not dry out. I would think the annuals will need some soil on them because if not they can wilt to the point of no return.
I had some from the other plant swaps that didn't make it.
Specking of, Tammy did ANY of your grasses make it in that swap? I had none to. I am so diappointed with those.

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No the grass didn't make it and my echinacea didn't make it (I was sooo sad on that one) but everything else is doing wonderfully. I had 6-8 out of about 70 in plant ICU and I think there were about 4 that didn't make it so that is a pretty good rate I feel.

I am sooo excited to see my gardens in another year or two now that I am finishing my back yard. We have only been in our home about 5 years and the inside was the first two years front yard the next two and now finally the back yard. I am sooo excited to get it to the vision in my head (if that ever happens) Right now I have Large beds with little plants (but most of the plants will get alot larger so I am trying to fill in with annuals this year and maybe next. I just started the long bed in the back that will go around the fire pit and the one on the side of my garden. One of them is going to become my iris bed from the iris swap I am getting back next week.

I know I am in the chatty mood. LOL

Ok i will quit for a while and 'chat' later.

Tammy:-)

MAIL DATE: July 12-15 (Was NOT changed) Well I guess the 13-15 (because the 12th is sunday and PO is closed) I would like to have the packages mailed out back to you on Friday.


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theresa

oooh and Theresa I would LOVE a piece of your feverfew. I looked that one up and it is very delicate looking flowers. I do like it.

Tammy


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Tammy thanks for the update on mailing the box.
How is everyone tonight?

hope all is well
carmen


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Robin...

Robin,
You dianthus is it the single petal or multipetal? I still want it either way but was curious as I am trying to find the larger carnations that have the mulipetals to put in my cutting garden I am just starting and wasn't sure if it was that one or not.

Tammy


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carmen

Hi Carmen...
Doing well. How bout you?

tammy


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Trying to stay on top of these swaps hehe. I think I joined one too many this month LOL I just started my garden in in April after we sold our house, it's so hard to start all over. Soooo I sometimes I tend to go a little too fast.LOL
Oh well it's all good if I can keep up with myself LOL

check in later


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Tammy,My dianthus are single petal.
Teresa,could I have some spotted balsalm impatients if you have any left? Robin


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One last change for me - can you please take me off of Lisa's Geranium maculata? My parents arrived today and brought a whole bucketload, so I don't think I'll need any more! I think someone else had requested some (Theresa, maybe?) anyway.

Oh, and Tammy, would you be willing to hold onto my plants for a few days? I hadn't considered the return mail date when I signed up, and I'll be out of town until Wed of the following week - so if you can hold my return box until Mon or Tues (prob Tues, since it doesn't have far to travel) it will save it from sitting in the sun for days. Please let me know, sorry to be such a pain.

Thanks!
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CA - That is fine. I will hold it until tuesday:-) No worries.

Carmen - I know how you feel. My backyard is a work in progress still this is the first year we have really worked on it. But we have a lot of stuff done (but oh so much more to finish.

Tammy:-)


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Hi everyone!
Oh Gosh, you guys are going to die when I tell you this but...I mailed my box today!!! I thought that today was the 12th, shoot!! I hope that you're not mad at me for mailing early!! But we're going out of town this week and I was so focused on getting the box packed early and getting my bags backed for the trip that I was a little too fast I guess. DC # is 03090330000061753309. Should reach Tammy's on Monday.

Tammy, I wrapped each persons plants in a separate bundle and labeled it. I also included a list of what I sent for each person. I double and triple and quadruple checked it so I hope that you find it's correct. I sent a few extras for some. I hope that everything will be ok on their long voyage! I can't wait to get my box!!! I will be out of town too but I think we'll be back on Monday so it should be ok if you send mine on Friday. I will let you know though if I need you to hold it. Anyway, hope you're all having a good weekend so far!

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Amy - That is fine. I will take care of them until everyones gets here. LOL.

Tammy:-)


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hi ya all, ive been packin, and i came to check on the list and i see i have theresa added, i have yours packed and ready to go. theresa i got dibs on the next dwarf banana..and if i may, from theresa i would like impatients 2 d pomagranate, butterfly bush 2 monkshood 2 hydrenga 2 p perilla 2 calista ..all of your requests have been flled. will be mailing mon..


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Whew, thanks for covering me Tammy!!!

Thanks,
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Wow! I didn't realize everyone was chatting again -- I was out all day! Theresa,If you haven't packed, could I have feverfew and VKMOTGG? Both look wonderful and I need something "carefree" and colorful for a border and tall for a background.

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Tammy & Lisa, I got you down for the Feverfew.
Robin, I got your request for Balsam Impatiens.
***Bigmama, Not sure where the 2's are supposed to go, in front of plant or behind. Please confirm.
I got your request for dwarf banana,impatients 2 ,d pomagranate, butterfly bush 2 ,monkshood 2 ,hydrenga 2, p perilla, 2 calista.
Lisa,I got your request for VKMOTGG.


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Is anyone packaging up their plants today? I really want to. I know the daylilies & iris will be fine to do today. I just want the other plants arrive alive too!

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I have been packing BUT the way I do it is different then others so mine don't count LOL.
I am trying to make sure sure the plants survive esp the touchy ones.
I haven't started doing the phlox yet, I have to cut it back and I want to wait on that one. I do need to get all of what I offered put in one spot so I don't miss any LOL, gosh that would be embarrassing BUT you all should know by now, IF someone would do that it WOULD BE ME!!! I am such a scatterbrain LOL.

The trumpet vines are pouting REALLY bad BUT they are still alive so I just want AMY and TAMMY to know this. BUT they are NOT dead, the stem is still green I checked this morning. I am almost positive they will lose their tops though, some of the ones I transplanted here did. They will come back out though, just LOTS of water or that is what I did lol.

Gosh, this is so exciting, Tammy you have some work ahead of you. BUT at least the way you have done this one isn't as bad as the one I did. It got complicated trying to figure out what someone might want LOL.
AND you have help WOOOHOOO. HEHE, I can't believe it is already time to mail in, that means we will be getting the plants back SOOOOON can you tell I am excited? Just a little hehe.

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Hi guys, I'm so excited!!!!!!
I have been making list and cheking it twice, making tag
woooo hoooo I'm having a ball, I can't wait to get my box.

Fran are you sure you don't want the clivia? I can send you a small one if you want LET ME KNOW!!!!

I am packing each persons in a bunch tied together so tammy doesn't have figure out what goes to whom. I hope this helps her a little.
Have a great day
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im always doing this, please 2 were available, thanks boy o boy this coming weekend is going to be busy with all the plants were geting, i ran out of pots, going to have to look for some containers..later ladies


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Carmen - that helps me a LOT!

Fran - I like doing it this way. Its more working during the swap but less work when it comes time to sort. LOL

April - I have started getting mine ready with tags so all I have to do is pull up and wrap with baggies. I will probably do this the day before I plan on sorting so that they are fresher. I will be mailing the same day so we will have a quick turn around time! (Funner that way)

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Ok ...I started packaging @ 12:00 and I just now finished.Left some soil on as they will be in there for at least 7 days. Now I have to find a box to put them all in. Hubby is gonna kill me on the shipping.(I can always throw up how much his cigs cost!LOL!!)Looks like I'll be using UPS if all this won't fit in 2 large flat rate boxes. Wish me luck!!!

later...April


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I have my tags made up. I won't dig/wrap/mail until I get back from this week's trip on Wed. I leave again Thurs to return the following Wed. Too much travel!

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I made all my label,checked my list,pulled everything that is not affected by not being dirt. like bromiliads, ochids
nobilis so on so on. I'm not doing my cuttings untill minutes before I pack.

Tammy I'm mailing on Wednesday morning Is that ok Or should I mail on Tues.?

WOOOOOO HOOOOOOOO I can't wait till I get all those daylilies

Thank you soooo much everybody for sharing your wonderful
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Hey Carmen, if you want to send me a small one I would love it. I do love those plants.

OH GOSH, I forgot to start making my tags,,,,better get on that today!!! OY! LOL

April, I would just go ahead and check with UPS right of the bat. It would be cheaper in one BIG box then in 2 large flat rates, trust me I have done it LOL.

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Wow I just got back from Lowes lots and lots of surprises.
I just can not wait too get my box I'm excited.


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Just checked UPS.. 10lb box will only be around 12.00,& arrive WED.15th. Sure beats 27.00 for two flat rates. Thanks for the tip Fran!!!

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Wow, April that is a great savings!! Thanks Fran!!! So, how did you get the price from UPS? Did you pack up the box and take it there to be weighed? Did you just use a box that you had around the house? Tell us the details! :-) $12 is even cheaper than a large flat rate box. Wow!

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I find alot of times the Flat rate boxes are more expensive than mailing by weight. You can turn a flat rate box inside out and use the inside without the print & just mail priority.
You can probably get an idea of weight with a reg. scale, because of all the plants we're swapping.
I thought I read in another RR swap, if you purchase your postage online, you get a 10% discount, but I can't be sure. Let me see if I can find it.
Here is the link to UPS rates. Tammy is in zone 1.

Here is a link that might be useful: UPS rates


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Here's what another hostess says:
" If you print offline confirmation is free plus you get a 10% discount off regular rates. But they may not scan until package is delivered.."

I'm gonna see if I can do this.I have a postage scale too.
Hope this helps.


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I used a box I had here, packed it up, weighed it on the bathroom scale, then put in the info on the ups site. I'm off to mail it. Will let you know if my guesstimate is correct.I'm really hoping so......

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Just a thought...if anyone would like to try kitchen composting with redworms (esenia fetida), I would be happy to pack a couple of dozen in a ziplock with shredded newspaper bedding for you. Just let me know by Wed. when I do the final box to take up to Tammy's.

Looking forward to trying all these new plants! Lisa


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Wow!! Where do you get a postage scale? I have heard about the discount of printing the postage online, I'll have to try that!

April, "...weighed it on the bathroom scale..." LOL!!! That's awesome!

Yes April, please let us know the amount. I am all about penny pinching!!! Thanks, you ladies are so smart!!!

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Kitchen composting

Wait, Lisa we posted at the same time. I need to know more about the Kitchen composting!! I have two compost piles in my garden where I compost all of my plant/kitchen scraps. What is kitchen composting??

I am full of questions today!!

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Lisa I would LOVE to get some worms, I was wanting to start but good grief ordering those things are expensive.

OK Folks here is the information I had for the Wet My Feet Swap Tammy did a few months ago:
My box size was:
Lenght: 19.5 in
Height: 10 in
Width: 9.5
according to my post office, their scale was off some it weighed: 9 lbs 14 ozs (USPS)
according to UPS it weighed 10 lbs 15 oz so billable weight was 11 lbs weighed: 11 lbs (UPS)
It shipped through UPS for $$$$12.08

It was a LARGE box and it was HEAVY

I sent a box in my 100 Limit Plant Swap that weighed 15 lbs it cost 14.16 to ship with UPS and it was going to be like 27.08 with USPS.....

I can't find the actual numbers on it BUT it was really heavy and a large box.

OK well, I came to check the plants I have listed one more time and to make sure I have them all down and for whom they are going to, so I will get back to that now...
GOSH I am starving!!!!!!

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Amy, I live in a suburb and basically compost leaves outside, but not much else because people periodically have problems with rats! Not us, so far, although there are plenty of mice and voles to feed the red fox that resides somewhere in the neighborhood.

Kitchen composting uses a particular kind of red worm in a shallow covered box in the kitchen to munch through all your vegetable peelings -- we have successfully cut down our non-recyclable garbage to one not quite full barrel every two to three weeks. You can skip all the fancy worm bins and towers and just keep the worms in a shallow plastic lidded box -- I started with one of the fresh lettuce boxes from the grocer. Our extension people don't even punch holes in them, just open the lid, toss in the veg stuff, make sure the peelings are covered with newspaper, and close the lid again. A little air goes a long way for a worm.

Check out this link:
http://www.cityfarmer.org/wormcomp61.html
There's lots of webinfo and my library had "Worms Eat My Garbage" by Mary Applehof who did this for years and years.

I am going to be off email until late Tuesday, but just post if you want worms ladies! My first came from freecycle and I'd love to pass some forward. Lisa


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WOW!! WOW!! I am excited to try the worms. Lisa, please send me some. Could you post pictures of your box? My husband is going to send me to the looney bin soon!! LOL!

Fran, thank you so much for the info on the shipping! I will definitely look into that from now on.

Need to look into getting a shipping scale I think.

Amy


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Amy, LOL! I'll be goin' with you to the looney bin!

Lisa, I would love to try some worms. Thanks!

Fran, do you have UPS pick up @ your house or do you drop it off?

Theresa


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Amy, LOL! I'll be goin' with you to the looney bin!

Lisa, I would love to try some worms. Thanks!

Fran, do you have UPS pick up @ your house or do you drop it off?

Theresa


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Theresa you can schedule a pickup with UPS if you done online postage with them.
For me their shipping terminal isn't much further away then the USPS office in my little town so I just go to UPS.

I have been amazed their prices for 10lbs or more are more reasonable then USPS. I think less then 10lbs might not be I am not really sure, I just know that I have done a couple of large swaps this year and I am glad I checked them again.
It worked out to my advantage!

Lisa I am so greatful you are willing to pass along some of your critters to us!
Even more happy to know I don't have to actually have to have a "Worm Bin" to keep them in! I was worried about that if I took some so thanks bunches for that info!

OK, off to pack more plants I hope to get it shipped today.
Later ladies,
:) Fran


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Just got back from all my running around. My scales were off a bit(which means I weigh more)it was 12.4 lbs which =13 billable pounds for 17.89. The box was 16 x 14 x 9. Still cheaper than 2 USPS boxes!

Tammy~ the UPS tracking # is 1z6f18A80356123102.

later...April


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Tammy if I send my box UPS then how will I know what to send for postage. (I'm such a newbie)
can I get postage the same way with UPS?


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Sorry, my last link above was supposed to be USPS.
I calculated postage on both websites.For a 13lb. package from PA to MD.
Priority Mail -USPS- $11.50
Ground-(1 Day for me)-UPS- $11.65

Pretty close in price. You can find a UPS location from link below. Most Staples stores have a UPS.

Here is a link that might be useful: UPS


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I have brain farts. Should be $12.10 for
Ground-(1 Day for me)-UPS-not $11.65. Doh!


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I sent cash for the trip back home.I didn't think about buying the shipping label there! DUH!! I'm pretty sure you can though, as that's how my husband's therapy equipment got mailed back to them when he was finished with it.Too much sun for me today I guess!!

later...April


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I mailed my box too all whomping 24 POUNDS of it.
Theresa, yes if you live close to someone USPS IS usually cheaper, BUT coming from the southern states it is cheaper to go UPS....
OMG, it was a little cheaper but STILL cheaper and right now THAT'S a good thing for me.

Tammy I will go ahead and post the tracking # 1z210x100334003185

:) Fran


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Oh I want worms soooo bad. If there are any left I want some PLEASE....

I didnt read all the post but wanted to post this asap :-) Now I will finish reading and will post again in a couple minutes... LOL


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Amy - I got your box today. I opened it and put it in the air conditioner :-) The plants look to be in GREAT shape.

gardencraze - Wednesday is the 15th so that would be fine.

WORMS - Yeah! I have been wanting to do a worm bin FOREVER I am sooo excited. I did tons of research and everything. But just couldn't bring myself to pay what they wanted for those little critters. I am soooo glad you offered them up. I am so excited... wait I alredy said that. LOL
Yup DH is definately going to be thinking looney bin!

EVERYONE - Be sure all boxes are postmarked before the 15th. Don't forget. I will be shipping boxes back out that weekend if everything works as planned. I would like to get them back out asap so the plants have a really quick turnaround and back in the ground. ALSO be sure to write on your boxes: Keep out of Direct Sun. (Tip from Amy - She did this and her plants looked the best I have seen in shipping)

I got my Iris swap back today and it was AWESOME! I have soo many great irises now! I just added three new flowerbeds in the back yard today... boy am I sore... but now I can add a whole bed full of irises and the other bed is going to be filled with everything from this swap. The third is just because I know I will need it before the end of the season. LOL. DH said I am getting close to the end of my flowerbeds. He said he was going to start restricting me on the beds. HHHAAA what does he know! I will just sneak them in while he's at work. LOL (kinda like I did today) He told me yesterday I didn't need anymore plant! can you believe it. My beds aren't even full! I told him that he don't need louder pipes on his bike but I mind my own business and he better do the same! (all said in friendlly love of course) But I think he knows I was serious. He should know better than to even think about saying I have too many plants.... How can you have too many....

Lisa - sending you an email in a minute.

Tammy:-)


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Tammy, so glad to hear that everything arrived in good shape. I strategically packed them in there really tight so nothing would move, but I was worried that some might get crushed.

Wow, with all of these huge boxes going out UPS, I feel like I may not have sent enough postage for mine. I sent enough for a large flat rate USPS box with a DC#. Tammy, please let me know if I need to send you more $$.

Happy packing everyone!! Now I need to go pack my suitcase...LOL!

Good night,
Amy


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Amy- I am sure it should be enough. Frans last time was hugh and it only cost around 15-16 So if you are a little short I will cover it and you can just send it back. But I think it should cover it.... knock on wood. LOL. I always check which way is cheapest for each package so that will help. You did a great job packing everything was tiptop shape.

Fran - got your email with conf.

Everyone - I will post as soon as I recieve packages so you know.

:-) Tammy


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im so sorry i could not find the rain lilys, had them in 3 places and could not find them, if they do pop up i will let you know so i can send some..


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mama if they are not there I would think the may have croaked, mine die back in the winter but come warm weather they come back.
I did send you some sprigs of the white, sure hope they do well for you LOL.

Yes, I am having a bad night and can not sleep well. I hope I can get sleepy enough to go back to bed and stay there this time!!!

G'night again hehe,
:) Fran


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sorry evryone who ask for the white crested iris , they are gone, i do have the blue crested iris, which i will give you. if you want enjoy, if not pass on again i'm sorry. packages going ou today
Toni


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Tammy,I mailed my box today.The tracking number is:0308 3390 0000 9636 7827.I hope everything survives.I`ll be worried until I know they arrived okay.I can`t wait until my box arrives! Robin


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Tammy I mailed my box today it should be to you by Friday.
Tracking #1z44e76v0370220614


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Tammy i mail my box out today tracking # 1z8r97350341239224

thanks for hosting this swap.
cindy


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Ladies, I have Fran, Amy, Theresa and Tammy down for worms for kitchen composting . Think of this as a "surprise" that you know about in advance with no obligation on your part. I would hate to send you a surprise that turned your stomach :(.

I am totally committed to kitchen composting, both to get rid of vegetal trash without pest problems and to get a documented phenomenal fertilizer. I move some worms outside every summer in a closed container where they reproduce prolifically....although I still don't have enough worms in the kitchen to take care of a primarily vegetarian household.

If you've read the material and are worried about how to fish the worms out of the compost without holding your nose and getting your fingers dirty
1/ compost doesn't smell bad
2/ a nifty trick -- when your bin looks like it's done, put some veggie peelings/ends in a net bag from your onions/avocadoes, and leave for a week. Then pull out the bag with a lot of chomping worms to start your next batch. Let the vermicompost dry, sift, move whatever worms are left to your new batch, and voila! COMPOSTwith power, especially for seedlings.

If you want some to get started with a small "test" quantity,this is your chance! Lisa


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Relax and Read

OK, I have to get this in before we run out of space again. While you're waiting for your box. if you like gardens, romance, and magic, READ "Garden Spells" by Sarah Addison Allen. Have a good week/end. Lisa


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Ohhh.... I think I've read that one!Is that the book with the magic apples?

later...April


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Lisa, isn't it funny how people think compost will stink? I had a compost pile last year outside, it was great.
I can't wait to get this started, again I appreciate you offering to share, I heard the multiply pretty rapidly.

Your gonna have to share some tips and maybe pics to let us know HOW to know when it looks done, I know what outside compost looks like when it's done BUT this is something very different from that, yeap, I am asking you to take pics of your worms lol. How's that for creepy crawly? Actually, I am asking for pics of your finished compost! hehe, I need a visual.
I can't tell you how excited I am to know I am getting a starter of WORMS woooohooo! Thanks again!!!
:) Fran


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My box is going first thing this morning. Boy,girls, do I need some of your tips for doing these swaps. It took me so long to pack everything up. I can't even imagine having a couple swaps going at the same time!
Can't wait to get our boxes back!
Lisa, thanks for the worms! I just visited the websites. Great info.

Theresa


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I mailed the goodies. Confirmation # is 03071790000124016737. I had to mail $13.10 in stamps. PO can't print pre-paid postage. OY! April had the right idea mailing cash.

Theresa


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FYI, there is a kiosk at my PO that you can use instead of going to the counter. That's what I used to print my postage that I sent to Tammy (which also included the price of the DC #). Not sure if all POs have this or not, but just thought I'd let you know. I've also heard of printing postage online (which I haven't tried).


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You're only suppose to use the print postage for the day it is being mailed.
If you print postage for the box you are sending and then print postage for the same amount to include for your return the PO can and probably will refuse it.
I had someone send me preprinted postage sticker dated for the day they purchased it and I asked the Postmaster if I could use the stamp to send it package back, they told me no and the reason is: if you purchase the postage preprinted their way of thinking is that it is THEN used because it is supposed to only be good the day of purchase.
It is best to send stamps in the amount you need, the have all different ones: 3.95, 4.95, up to I THINK they told me 16.95. OR you could just get 1.00 ones then add the smaller amounts to get the total you need.

Tammy, Carmen, Amy....I am sorry but I am such a ditzoid. You know how when you tell yourself NOT to forget something over and over and over, and THEN you usually forget anyway?
Well when I was packing plants Monday all day I kept telling myself NOT to forget the Thalia, well I was out watering today and I realized I forgot the Thalia.
SOOOOOO if we are in another swap together I will remember I owe you all some and include it then, even if we get partnered in a swap or something I will remember to include it.
I am sorry, I haven't been feeling well and I wanted to make sure I got that package shipped Monday and I busted my hinny off to do it and my SO even helped me this time which just does NOT happen. It just slipped my mind by the time I had the box what I thought was ready to ship, UPS closes at 6:30 and I got there about 6:10 so I was pushing it.
I KNOW I had till Wednesday to ship but I needed to do it Monday.

OK, don't hurt me, I really do try so hard sometimes.

:/ Fran


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OMgosh.... I was a little surprised not one box showed up today... What is up with the PO. I guess I will get a boat load tomorrow.

Tammy:-)


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Uh oh... well I hope that the postage I purchased is usable. There wasn't any type of message on the kiosk about only being able to use the postage on the day your purchase it. That would be a very stupid rule, to me the printed postage sticker should work just like any stamp that you buy. As long as it's enough to cover the price shipping the item it's attached to, then why would they care when I purchased it??

Tammy, is there a date on the sticker I sent you? If for some reason you can't use the printed postage sticker I sent you, please mail it back to me and I will go to my PO and fight for my $$ back!!!

Amy


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Hi Tammy
The packages are in the mail, i sent $20.oo for postage use what you need and return any bills left or use it and e- mail me if you need more [ one day away]. I sent 3 boxes ,2 large and 1 smaller, P.O. said you will get them tomorrow[Thur.]
comfirmation * 0305 2710 0000 7276 9467
0305 2710 0000 7276 9450
0305 2710 0000 7276 9474
Thanks Toni


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Hey Tammy! UPS tracking shows mine was delivered to the front door. Hoping I didn't put the wrong address on it!
later...April


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Amy, it is printed with a date. THAT is the problem and NO they do not tell you that. THEY think we are supposed to KNOW it! It stinks!
If you and Tammy will email me I will tell you how she can use it. I will not post it here.

HEY Tammy, I just checked and it says mine was delivered TODAY WOOOHOO, so was April's WOOHOOO that's 2 lol. I guess you KNOW what is your hostess gift this time. I didn't write a message on it because I figured you've done this enough to know that IS FOR YOU hehe...

PLEASE tell me the plants look ok, I am not sure how well they looked after that packing thing. hehe.

Go ahead and take your Trumpet Vines out. They were water logged, for some reason. I THINK it rained on them where I had them sitting on the porch. I went ahead and sent them though because I don't think it hurt them.

OK, I am headed for a nap I think hope I get over this junk soon!
YEA< I am soooo excited. I know it will be a while before the packages start going out but I am EXCITED anyway LOL...

Later ya'll,
:) Fran


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Fran, feel better soon!
Yup, the postmaster told me the same thing about the label only being good for that date.
Tammy, do you have a truck to return all these boxes? lol

Theresa


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Tammy i included cash for my return box if you need more please let me know and i will send it. Do you have a paypal account? This was my first big swap and i was so confused while trying to put everything that i promissed. If anything did not make it I will replace it just let me know. I sent a bunch of extra so please distribute that accordingly.
cindy


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Tammy
I also sent cash-lmk if you need more. I put some purple perilla (for shadysite)in the top of the box and MEANT to go back and label it. I forgot..will you make sure it goes in her box, please?
Here is my DCN-0308 0070 0001 1454 4610
THANX for doing this!! Janie


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Right after I posted the one above I got a ring on the door and it was.....

Frans - Thanks for the Glass Plant set! They are beautiful! Loved the night blooming jasmine:-)

Aprils - Thanks for the plants! I love them all. One question on the 'paprika' what is that one... I am thinking it is the yarrow but am not sure ??

Yeah!

Now I have three boxes and I am betting tomorrow will be the kicker for the mail lady.

Amy - I didn't know that either so if I can't use it I will let you know. I will try though....
Fran - sending you an email about the sticker.

Tammy:-)


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