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Posted by micyrey 5b (My Page) on
Sun, Aug 31, 08 at 19:48

Cracked Pot Gardners


Hello
This month's theme is for cuttings, rooted cuttings, info on rooting, but not limited to just cuttings. if you want to send plants, seeds, and gardening supplies you think your partner might like please feel free to do so.

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we would like our new swapers to send to their partners first but some of you are sending to each other so I will let those of you work this out for your selfs.

please post DC# and when you send and receve, and please have your boxes in the mail be Sept 26th, we dislike having to send out reminders to people, we want you to let us know if you need to send late.

here are your partners

Galium trades with Pixieluvsplants
Micyrey trades with Ibartoo
Sandlapper_rose trades with NCGardenGirl
Wanna run faster trades with Dieg01991
Thelwig55 trades with Mommyto2
Esiuol trades with Fcoffil
Metull trades with Sguanzon

please contact your partner for address and if you have any questions on what to send, if you will be out of town any time this month please let your partner know not to send then.
any questions please post or e-mail Mariann or Myself

lets have a great month
michelle


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Hi Ladies,
We are making a change in partners:

ncgardengirl swaps with dieg01991
sandlapper_rose swaps with wanna_run_faster

Sorry for the inconvenience.
Mariann


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hello
we have another switcharoo sorry
Sandlapper-rose will swap with micyrey
and
wanna run faster will swap with Ibartoo
sorry for all the problems sorting out partners this month

michelle


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Whew... sign of relief...
At least I haven't been swithed again. Felt like a "weed" in somebody's garden there for awhile.
All is well now... at least I think so. LOL
Jeanne


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I am just happy to be trading again. I have missed this group so much. It turned into a very rough summer physically and I wasn't able to do nearly as much as I had planned. I didn't keep in touch much either. Anyway, I am happy to be back and I am looking forward to swapping this month. Linda


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WHOOHOO all geared up after an awesome weekend at the lake (Lake Placid no less!) Fox and I went down there Friday night and got home last night late. Talk about relaxing and fun!!! There were 3 couples there all weekend (and kids too). We are on the dry side of Gusty (hurricane) so we won't get any rain. The weather was wonderful and the lake wasn't packed at all! Hated coming home actually lol.

My plants did suffer while I was gone but not too bad, just needed a good long drink of H2O lol. Mariann I am excited about being able to send to you, I don't think I ever have. (but my memory lacks alot)

Hope everyone has a great day!

Smiles,
Pixie


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Gosh Jeanne,
Youse making me a feel bahd. I so sorry. You know what they say about weeds though, your just a flower out of place.
Now you have found a home...hehe. Maybe if we get paired some other time I will have something you will like and not houseplants aeeh?

HEY PIXIE, glad you home lady!!!

Thanks Mariann and Michelle, youse two is the bestest of the best!!!

:) Fran


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Jeanne-Sorry about putting you through the ringer. Good to see you settled. We overlooked what some members had to trade.

Linda-I'm so glad you posted and are swapping this month. How have you been??? If your body has been acting up like mine I really feel for you.

Trina-I love Lake Placid. That was our final stop on a camping trip years ago. We were camping the Adirondacks. You have mail!!! Don't think we've ever swapped.

Fran-I love that a weed is a misplaced flower. So cute.

Does anyone have a sure fired way to propagate a Rugosa Rose?? I've tried mine more times than I can count.
Mariann
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hello
I was going through some of the cuttings I started a few weeks ago and would you beleve it I accualy rooted a rose YAY I just can't beleve it, it is a beautifull mini rose called "tidly winks"
jeanne - one of my fav sayings is "one man's(or woman's) weed is another man's(or woman's) wild flower" but that maybe becouse I have so many weeds in the yard. also do you winter any plant in the house, I have lots of zone 7/8 hardy plants but I have lots of semi-tender plants too, just let me know I will try to ship next week

if anyone wants to do another trade
I have many coleus, mexican patunia, geraniums(zonal and regal), NOID tall sedum(light green 24" tall with pink flowers) sweet potato vines(blackie and chartruce), alternathera purple knight, and iresine(sunray, and NOID very dark red) most would be unrooted cuttings.
please let me know if anyone is interested.

if anyone wants to do a chat room party post it here and maybe we could find a time some of us could get together for a wile.

and sorry we missed your birthday Marie, I hope you had a good one.

well thats all for now
se ya later
michelle


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Michelle its funny how much difference a few 'Zones' make. I recently participated in a RR and my partner was Amy, in our conversations I learned that many of her 'houseplants' are 'garden' plants here in Zone 7.

congrats on the rose cutting! I have my fingers crossed for my own cuttings (I have started about 30 rose cuttings recently), I am hoping the cooler, moister temperatures help them root.

Who can share tips on propagating woody cuttings? I don't have any problem with Hydrangea, but everything else I kill!

Have a great day everyone!

Frances


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Frances, many woody cutting can be done as hardwoods which is the easiest. What are you interested in rooting? I root quite a few shrubs and some perennials.
Tammy


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Frances, the way I do woody cuttings is probably not textbook but I do it this way....

cut a cutting

Make three cuts upwards on three sides of the of the stem then kinda curl the cuts upwards and stick the cut/curled end in root hormone compound and stick it in the soil. I use a paring knife (sharp that that I have designated for plants only, and run it through the dishwasher or whatever afterwards) to do this with.

Or you can do the inground method and cut a nich in the hardwood and bury that part in the ground without cutting it from the main plant, it will send up babies (it just depends on the patience level of the gardener) It doesn't take long for a woody plant to form saplings if there is a cut and bury though. Then you will notice that they have there own root system also and can be separated from their "momma" plant very easily.


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I wanted to post I sent out dieg01991 box the DC# is:0308 0730 0000 3427 9468

Gosh I HOPE SHE LIKES EVERYTHING...I hope she does goodness.
I'll be as nervous as a skinned cat until I hear from her.

Yes ya'll it has been awhile since I sent out any boxes, and I have always worried about it until I hear back from them :0!

:) Fran


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Hi Everyone!
I am mainly interested in Rooting my roses and Spirea, I have some older tpye shrub roses and climbers which seem to thrive in this climate (with minimal input from me) even the drought does not seem to bother them much. I also scavenged a big pile of cuttings from my neighbor's shrub roses (beauties, 1-1/2 - 2" yellow doubles with red centers and a very delicate fragrance, very hardy, floribundas)

I really want to start these!

I have successfully layered some of my flowering shrubs (forsythias, weigelia) but so far not much luck with roses or spirea.

Frances


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I also sent ncgardengirl her box today. I hope it arrives quickly and safely! DC #0307 3330 0000 2505 9204. Don't worry Fran, I'm sure I'll be happy with what you send me, I'm excited!!

Hi fcoffill (Frances) - I am jealous that your garden plants are considered houseplants in my area!! My husband rolls his eyes every fall when I start hauling pot after pot into the house. I have a designated plant room which is very full all winter. :-)

Amy


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Hi Amy
I will not start hauling my 'houseplants' indoors until mid November! A few stay out till mid December! Each year I give away more than I bring inside and still they seem to take up more space! This year I am thinking about turning our garden gazebo into a temporary green house. Still working out the details, but I think a 10 x 10 space should be almost big enough for my tender green children!

Frances


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wohoo amy! too right I JUNGLEFY the house everyfall, I have the greenhouse downstairs(8 shelfs with shop lights)and every spot possible up stairs has pots in them. I evan hang some of my hanging pots and baskets from the rafters in the basement. I have 2 large (over 2ft) yellow elders on the porch that spent last winter in the kitchen, they looked terrible by spring but a few weeks out in the sun and they purked right up, they sure look beautiful now.
I lost some of my tropicals last winter so I'm gonna try to keep the house (or at least where the plants are )more humid, I think that was part of the problem.

I tryed storing my cannas in the basement last year with my dahlias, and the dahlias did fine but the cannas dried up. dose anyone have a good way to store them?

fcoffill - I just rooted my first rose and have also rooted woody rose of sharon stems in the grow plugs with rooting hormone, I read you can use moist seed starting mix for rooting.

have a great night
michelle


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Ok Fran (fcoffill), now you're just bragging!! LOL! It's starting to get down into the 40's overnight here so I have to watch the temps every day now. All of my plants are usually in the garage (debugging zone) by the end of Sept/early Oct if I'm lucky!! I have grow lights in the garage but they can't stay there too far into October, definitely in the house by Halloween. It's so depressing!! I hope to relocate somewhere warmer some day!!

I hear you Michelle. By January, most of my annuals look terrible! I have to try to get more humidity in my plant room too, not sure how without having to worry about mold.

I have great success overwintering my canna bulbs (and all my tender bulbs) by letting them cure for a couple of days (dry out a bit to avoid mold). Then I get a bunch of card board boxes and loosly layer the bulbs with newspaper in between. Then put them in a dark, cool spot where they won't freeze. I check them a couple of time a week for the first month or so to make sure they aren't molding. I haven't had a problem with them drying out though. Good luck!

Amy


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Amy, be careful what you wish for! Every August I find myself fondly remembering northern summer. No water shortage (at least not very often) summer days when you can actually go outside without worrying about heat stroke, dehydration and FIRE ANTS. lol

For humidity indoors I use evaporation trays. (Use any shallow (watertight) container. I prefer to avoid metal, it can rust or otherwise oxidize and make a mess. (stains and worse)

I really like the surface saver plant trays. (They are cheap and easy to cllean) They are also rigid enough to hold a layer of river rocks and come in a variety of sizes) They need to be cleaned at least once a month, but really reduce the mildew problems especially combined with a fan.

Frances


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Here is what I do to root roses - don't know if it will work well for anyone else. For the cutting, select a part of the stem that has hardened a bit, not the very soft part at the top of the stem. You will probably have to cut off the top of the stem and take a piece of stem a bit farther down. I read somewhere that it helps if the stem is one that had a blossom on it prior to you cutting it, but I really don't know if that helps. Never did a comparison. Cut the stem on an angle so more of the center is exposed. Then I get a small plastic pot and put builder's sand (the courser type sand) in it and wet the sand well. I take the cutting and dip the end in rooting hormone. Poke it into the sand and then I take the pot and dig a hole in the ground in a mostly shady place and bury the pot up to the rim. (This might not be necessary somewhere cooler and wetter, but it helps here where it is so hot and dry.) Then I water it every day as needed and after a few months about 50% of the cuttings get roots. I think this might work for other types of cuttings as well. Roses are about the most difficult thing that I try to root. The easiest plants to root that I have tried are coleus and sweet potato vine - just put a cutting in water (I do this indoors) and in a matter of days - definitely less than a week - you will have roots. At that point, I pot them up and keep them pretty well watered while they get estabished.
Oh, remove all but the top leaves when you are trying to root something. The roses really don't even need any leaves left on them. I seem to get the best results with rooting in late summer - July and August. I think all the humidity in the air helps.
Hope this helps someone!
Jeanne


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Linda,

I sent you an email, let me know if it doesn't come through!

Thanks
WRF


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Heya Ladies,

Francis, you are like me, while I talk to several on here (from the northern states) about "houseplants" I have to scout around my yard to see what kind of houseplants I have. I kill them if they are inside so I put them in the ground. Our winters here are mild enough that IF there is to be a freeze I just cover them for the time with a sheet. If I bring a normal houseplant inside I end up killing it.

Jeanne if I put a potato vine cutting in water it will make a new potato? I have one and have wondered how to make babies with it so I can share. I have no probs rooting roses but never tried Coleus (yet) and have wondered about the sweet potato vine.

Pixie


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Hello everyone!
I received my box from Fran (ncgardengirl) today!! Everything arrived in great shape. She even sent me plant markers for all of my new plants!!! Here is what she sent me:

Illustris EE
Jewels of Opar
Fern Leaf Geranium "Sugar Plum"
white rain lilies
Sedums 'Frosty Morn'
Sedum Makinal

And a few bonus plants:
Hindu Rope Hoya
Philodendron Brazil
Sedum Golden Star

Here is a picture of everything...

Plants from gardengirl (Fran)

Thanks for the great trade Fran!! I hope your box arrives in great condition and you're happy with the contents!!

Amy

P.S. I am having so much fun trading plants!! I am really going to miss this over the looooooong winter! :-(


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Amy great box you received from Fran! I know you've been wanting that Hindu Rope Hoya.

I've actually stopped putting my houseplants outside during the summer. Last year I had to get rid of several Orchids, they were infested with scale. No matter what I did I couldn't get rid of them. I was so concerned that they would contaminate my other plants before I could contain the infestation. Sometimes I wish I could garden all year round. Hawaii sounds nice!!

We were hit with the outskirts of Tropical Storm Hannah yesterday. Luckily we didn't get the winds but we sure got a lot of rain. It came down in sheets washing away my top soil.

Thanks all for the propagation tips.
Have a great day,
Mariann


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Hello all,
I DID receive my box from Amy/dieg01991, yesterday. It was a super box, everything look very good. Nice and healthy, and packed wonderfully!
It was a rough day for me, I sent the day with my mom. Her brother/my uncle passed away Thursday and my mom is taking it pretty hard. So it was good that I was able to spend the day with her.
I hate my camera at the moment so I will not be able to get a pic. BUT when I get everything all prettied up I will post a link OR a pic so everyone can SEE what see sent.

This is a list:
Lipstick Plant (RED blooms)
Bolivian Jew
Rabbit's Foot Fern
Black Dragon Coleus
Large Green Sprider plant (WOW on size!!!)
Goldfish Plant
Burro's Tail
Pregnant Onion (REALLY WANTED)

BONUS PLANTS:
Golden Potho Scindapsus aureus - syn Epipremnum aureum
Wandering Jew Purple
Wandering Jew Green

THESE are some of the healthiest plants I have ever seen in houseplants!!!

Thank you Amy,
:) Fran


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Hi all!!
I'm trying to get in touch with my partner thelwig55. I sent you an email a few days ago and I'm thinking you might not have gotten it. Please email me to arrage our trade. Thanks a bunch!!!

Monica


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Monica-Let us know if you haven't heard from her in a few days. One of us will try to email her.

Trina/Pixie-Your box is going out today.
DC# 0103 8555 7493 9613 4232

Fran-Looks like you got a terrific box too!!!
Mariann


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Yes Mariann I DID, they were all green, lush and heathly. Very nice looking plants. ( well all green that was posed to be green..hehe)
I am STILL waiting on Amy to give me her secret about how she made them look that way...I WANT mine to look as good as hers!!! SUPER FANTASTIC LOOKING PLANTS!!!

:) Fran


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Great boxes flying already!!!! wow! I hope to have mine out tomorrow, really had to do some searching around the house and garden, but I found out that I have more variegated plants than I thought! lol!

Currently I have about a dozen gardenia cuttings rooted, some pretty yellow shrub roses that are looking very promising and possibly some native trumpet honeysuckle.

Does anyone here have any experience overwintering tropical Hibiscus? I have two I would like to keep. But I am a zone or two too cold for them. Any thoughts? tips? I do not have a garage or a basement but I am considering the possibility of turning my Gazebo into a greenhouse for the winter.

Frances

PS
my brugmansia has a bud! YIPPEE

how do you tell when datura pods are ripe?


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Michelle,
I was hoping to mail your package tomorrow but I am going to hold off a few more days and see if we possibly can get some rain first. It is still hot and dry. I thought maybe Hanna would send some rain our way, but she did not. When I looked last time there was supposed to be a 30% chance of rain all this week so maybe... If we can't get any rain by the end of the week, I will just mail early next week regardless.
Frances, I have tried to overwinter tropical hibiscus in my garage twice. It never did work so if you find the secret, let me know. I have one on the deck this year and probably will not try to save it. Seems not to work for me.
Jeanne


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hello
next week is fine Jeanne, I will be sending tomarrow, everything is cut (or dug) and ready to package. and I managed to over winter a vey small tropical hibiscus last year, just had it on the entertainment center with the bananas, and coleus.
but the funny thing was I lost it about half way through the summer.
Francis - is there any chance I could get 1 or 2 of your rooted gardenias, do you think I have something you want or I could send postage.
let me know
michelle


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Hi Everyone, I keep finding things that need to be cut. LOL I want to root everything and i know I won;t have enough room for it. LOL

Mariann, thanks for the welcome back. Yes, it has been a really tough summer. Things are a little better, but I am still dealing with a great deal of pain. At least the numbness and tingling are better.

Jeanne, I hope you got more rain out of Hanna than we did on the coast. My teenager said, "it was a dud!". I am not sure if he was really hoping for the storm.

Wanna run faster, I emailed you back, but I need to get your mailing address. Please email me when you get a chance.

Thanks, Linda


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Mariann, I am going to wait a few days to send my box to you, I will be sending before the deadline but I am trying something.

Jeanne WHOOHOO on your Brugs! I got home this evening after being at a friends house, (her 18 yr old was killed in an auto accident yesterday on his way back to college station) and walked around to my south bed to where my brugs are and I have one plant that has yellow blooms and also pink blooms, clipped one of each and brought them inside, I LOVE Brugs. WHOOOHOO on yours

Linda, you are in our prayers girlie.


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We didn't see more than a light sprinkle out of Hanna here, very disappointing, if it wasn't for the high humidity and cool nights it would be dry and crispy here again. but so far we are doing alright with minimal watering. (once every two weeks for everything except potted plants) We don't water the lawn at all.

Michelle I am sure we can work something out for a couple of Gardenia I am interested in perennials, shrubs, bulbs. What have you got? I really don't do annuals unless they self seed and can take heat/drought

Will take a look at your list.

Jeanne,
these hibiscus look so hardy, it seems a shame not to try. I have two at the front door in pots they have been fantastic all summer and if I lose them I guess its really not a big deal, but I am going to try.

I managed to save my mandevilla last year by cutting it back and keeping it in the utility room, it came back but it was very slow, just started blooming recently. I think this year I will leave it in the ground and cover it with mulch and a flower pot.

I just discovered Brugs this summer, we were driving home from Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens and saw a sign that said "Angel Trumpets for sale" we stopped and they were planted all around the yard and swimming pool, beautiful trees covered in Pink yellow and white flowers. I had to have one. the man was selling them in gallon pots, I picked a yellow one, it has grown about a foot and this is the first bud, I am checking it every day now hoping for more!

So many plants so little time!


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My mom successfully overwintered her hibiscus as a houseplant last winter, it bloomed into December! It got a really bad infestation of white flies by January though. So she used a systemic insecticide and that seemed to take care of the infestation. The plant looked really bad by spring though. Now that it's been outside all summer, it looks great again. If not for the white flies, I think it would have done great. I would recommend using a systemic now to be proactive, it takes a few weeks or so for it to take affect. I will be using it on all my plants this fall as I bring them inside. I had a problem with mealy bugs last winter, they did some major damage to my jade before I noticed them. GRRR!! I didn't even know they would like a succulent!! I HATE bugs that eat my plants!!

How do you overwinter coleus? I've seen it listed as a houseplant on some peoples "have" lists. I haven't had good luck overwintering it. It usually drops all of it's leaves and pretty much dies by Feb or so. I wonder if I should keep the soil on the dry side or wet? Does it need to be in a sunny window or just a bright location? Any advice would be great.

Thanks!
Amy


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Hello Monica, I sent you an e-mail today, so we can get each others addresses. Sorry I did not get the one you sent. Let me know if you got the one I sent.
Tammy


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Frances-I have absolutely no luck with overwintering Tropical Hibiscus' or Gardenias. Congrats on your Brug having a bud. I've always wanted to grow one but I'd have no place to put it during the winter.

Linda-I'm with you girl!!! The ole body just ain't what she use to be. Tomorrow I go to the Orthopedist and find out how he's going to deal with my shoulder.

Trina-Take your time...No rush. I just hope your cuttings et. all arrive safely. Don't want to give anything away.

Amy if your mom has other house plants in the area of the hibiscus she should check those for white flies. I over wintered a lantana a few years ago and by the time I realized it half my plants had white flies. Yes, I broke down and used a systemic pesticide too. Everything else had failed by then. The worse part was that they attacked my tomato seedlings. Then I had them in my garden. What a mess....Good thing our winter is cold enough to kill them.

I treat my Coleus the same as all my other plants. I've noticed that they seem to require a little more water though.
Have a good evening,
Mariann
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hello
jeanne I got your box in the mail today
DC# 0307 1790 0000 1704 0160
just becarefull of the plants wraped in news paper, they bite. LOL

about wintering coleus - I overwintered and propigated about 100 last winter, they lost much of their vibrent colors, but the colors returned once they were outside.
I tended to keep them on the dry side, and soak them every other week. some colors/types did not do as well but I have one (pink trimed with med green and sometimes with white between) thet seems to grow any where and roots like nothing I have ever seen, now I'm over run with it. don't forget to keep trimming them all winter and keep them small.

I brought in some of my most tender tropicals today, night time temps have been getting in the high 40s. so I re-potted and made room for my coconut palm, plumerias, ginger, ti plants, bananas, and dwarf citris trees thank goodness they are all still small.
tomarrow I need to clear the morning glorie and moonflower vines from the greenhouse and get the cover on it, there are many semi-tender plants I want to try and winter in it.

a few weeks ago I cout some pan fish at the lake and put them in my rain barrels to eat the skeeter larva, and they have done a great job they have eaten most all of them and seem to be happy in the barrels. I tryed the floating bait for the larve but when it rained the barrels would over flow and then the bait was gone and if it rained 3 or 4 times a week I was constantly puting more bait in the barrels and it was getting expencive.

well I'm done jabbering my head off for tonight
see ya all later
michelle


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Thanks for the heads up on the package, Michelle. I'll watch for it. We got a light rain for maybe 15 min. this evening. Sure won't do a lot for us, but maybe we are on the right track. Sure would be nice if the amount of rain would even out all across the US - maybe the temperature, too. Don't think that will happen!
I will get your package out to you the first part of next week and will let you know when it is on its way.
Jeanne


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Michelle
Would you be interested in swapping a few Sedum cuttings for some rooted gardenia. I would be interested in any but the lightgreen with pink flowers (I have plenty of those)

I really try to avoid using a systemic pesticide except in very controlled situations/applications. I am afraid of making the problem worse by killing beneficial insects, and pollinators. Learning to live with bugs in a warm climate has been a real challenge since many of these critters are not killed off in winter.

I leave all of the houseplants outdoors till the last possible moment every fall, it varies for different plants, but when temperatures start dropping below 45F on a regular basis I start bringing them in.

Before I bring them in, each plant is repotted into a clean pot and fresh potting soil, every plant gets a 'bath' (completely submerged in mild soapy water) and is inspected for insect damage above and below the soil. Any damaged leaves are removed, plants are pruned of any damaged areas if needed. and then when they are fresh and clean they are brought indoors.

Jeanne
I wish we were both getting more rain, it is so frustrating to hear about all the rain going on all around us and not get any!!!! The humidity has been unbearable.... oh well, I try to console myself that it is much better than last year.........

Anyway, back to work. I will be taking my box to the Post Office today

Have a great day everyone!

Frances


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WOW Mariann!!! YOU ARE AWESOME!!! I got your box today and my jaw dropped!!!!

Everything arrived in beautiful condition, as if you just walked them over from nextdoor after freshly cutting them!

Here is what I received from Mariann ya'll...

BEGONIAS
Angel Wing
BBA "Cindy Fringed"
Dragon Wing

Sedums
Mediovariegatum
Frosty Morn

Coleus'
2 Noids
"India Frills"
Stained glassworks "Sawgrass"

Rosa Rugosa "Hansa"

Persian Shield (Strobianthes)

Hemigraphics 'Exotica' Purple Waffle Plant

Passifloras
"edules"
'Chane"
"Alata'

Night Blooming Jasimine

Each plant cutting has a typed plant marker with it.

Mariann I love the note also.

Thank you so much,

I am going to put them in pots today and put them in my greenhouse until after Ike hits.

Jeanne and Frances, I hear ya'll on the rain bit. Looks like we will be getting alot of it this weekend from Ike lol, I have been collecting drinking water in bottles and finding all the candles and batteries just in case. We won't be leaving but do expect some bad stuff. I live west of Houston but not in a coastal city thank goodness lol just not too far from the coast though. Oh well we will see what happens.

Well back to work now, ya'll have a great day!

Smiles and thanks again Mariann!

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Thanks for all of the advice on the coleus. I have a couple that are monsters right now and I will make sure the cut them down when I bring them in. I think I'll try what you suggested Michelle and keep the soil on the dry side and give them a good drink every couple of weeks or so. I kept them very moist last winter and didn't have luck with that (but I did have lots of soil gnats - YUCK).

Wow Frances, sounds like you go through a lot of work every fall to bring your plants inside, good for you! I should probably try doing all of that, but it would take me weeks to get it done for all my plants - plus I would have to take out a loan to pay for all that fresh dirt!! lol. WOW! I am lazy and go the pesticide route. I bring my plants into the garage for a few weeks before they come into the house. (I have grow lights in there). I give them a good shower with the hose before bringing them in and I wash the outsides of their pots. Then I let off a couple of bug bombs over the course of those few weeks in the garage. (double bonus, this also help control the spider population that seems to explode in my garage in the fall!!) This seemed to help out a lot this year, I didn't have as much of a problem with bugs as I have in previous years.

And speaking of bringing the plants in for the winter, reality is starting to hit and I would really like to do a few more trades before it gets too cold. I also need to reduce my inventory on some of my more common plants and cut back my annuals. So, if anyone is interested in doing another trade, let me know. Take a look at my lists, I just updated them today. I would also be willing to trade for postage if you see plants you want off my list but don't have any to trade. I will be out of town this weekend so if you don't hear back from me right away, I'll get back to you on Mon or Tues.

Hope you're all having a great week.
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Amy
I hear you on the Potting soil!!!! yikes that stuff is pricey, especially when you consider most of my plants are 'floor' size. (14" and up pots) But I don't waste the old stuff, it all goes into the flowerbeds. if its nasty it goes in the compost. Even if most of the nutritional value is used up there is plenty of organic matter, and my yard needs that really badly!

Trina be safe and wish us a little of that wet stuff, we could sure use it here in the Carolinas.

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its raining!!!!! and esiuol....

Your box is on the way!

DC#0308 0660 0001 2382 2850

I hope the post office doesn't get washed away before they get your package out!

I am off to stare out the window and enjoy the 'wetness'

Frances


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hello
francis - I can send you cuttings from munsted red and dark red, 1 verigated, and citris twist. I'm out of matrona and black. let me know if this is ok.

amy - I have several large mexican patunia and they will need to be kept inside for the winter,if you would like some cuttings (they root very easily) this will be my 1st winter to have them so I don't know how hard they are to keep alive inside. in exchange I would take any leafy house plant, other than sedums I don't care for suculents, bagonias if you have any. let me know.

well I'll check in later
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Trina-I'm glad everything arrived safely. I always worry that the plants will be wilted.

Frances-I never use systemic pesticides outdoors. I was so upset that I had no choice with the white flies. I used it on my house plants that I never put outside. If something kills animals or beneficial insects I stay far away from it.

I have a real problem with chipmunks and squirrels digging up my plants. Plus we have a rabbit that likes to chew. So when I was up at my sister's farm I brushed one of the dogs and collected the fur. I came home and scattered the fur around some of my beds. Haven't had a problem since. I'm not sure how long it lasts. We are going up again at the end of the month and I'll collect more.
Have a great day,
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Michelle
Whatever you can spare will be good, those colours are fantastic (I looked them up) I don't need rooted cuttings of sedum, I just stick them in the ground and they grow. I will get these out to you at the beginning of next week. That will give the roots a little more time. They are really doing well!

Michelle
I don't even want to think about chipmonks and squirrels! I hate them, I hate them I hate them....... maybe my neighbors will give me some doghair for my garden!

Anyway back to work

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hello
sorry to hear about the troubles with the nibblers/diggers
it's funny I have squirrels, chipies and bunnies all over the place and they don't bother much, sometimes I loose a tulip or 2 but not much. I have one I can feed by hand, his tail is stiff as a board though when he creeps up to my hand for a peanut.
I have feeders up for the squirrels and put out safflower seeds for the chippies, and I have so much clover, plaitain, and violets in the grass that I think that keeps the bunnies happy so they leave my plants alone.

francis - I'll send out yours next week too, thanks for the trade, did you have cuttings of camillias too or was that someone else? did you want some coleus cuttings too? I have plenty

well I hate to complain about it (so many of you are dry) but I can't get the greenhouse done today becouse it is raining again, so many of my plants have mildew becouse it has not dryed out for months, I think that is why I lost my big patch of purple emporer sedum, it just rotted. and the fruit trees are not looking good eather, my apple has lost all the leafs too soon. I need to clean out the chickens house too the straw has been wet too long we rilly need a good dry spell, I rilly wish I could send you some rain, we had 3 inches last week(rained 2 days straight) and we are to get another 1.5 to 2 inches today.

mariann - I can send you a box of dog hair if you like, HE HE HE. what also works is if you know someone that has a pet snake of a pet shop that has snakes the skin they shed everyother month set out in the garden works too. I used it to keep mise out the the chickens house.

well see ya all later
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Hi Michelle

My lawn is nothing but clover spring and fall but in the heat of summer it is too hot and dry it all dies back (brown crispy lawn, not to appetizing for bunny I guess) They like to eat gerbera, coleus, shrubs of any sort, mums, coneflowers and occassionally a nice fresh clematis shoot!

I have two pecan trees, but the only nuts I ever get is the half eaten mess the squirrels and chipmonks leave behind! The rotters! Oh well pecan pie isn't really good for the figure anyway (have to try and find the plus side of that fiasco somehow!) ha ha ha

It is raining a bit this morning and we are due for more all day. I Love it, sorry for those of you who have had enough, but I say BRING IT ON!!!!! My canna grew a foot overnight!

No coleus for me Michelle, No way to overwinter them. I used to grow them indoors, but now I just don't have enough light indoors. The sedum will be most welcome though! We still have another 5 or 6 weeks of good weather which will be lots of time for them to settle in!

No camillia to spare here at the moment, my two are still too small for cutting. If you know someone who has some I would be interested too!

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Michelle, I just sent you an email.

Speaking of bunnies, I currently have a tiny little baby bunny living in my ***fenced in*** vegetable garden. The little creep has eaten all of my bean plants to the ground. GRR!! Now that he's run out of beans, I'm worried about what he'll move on to next!! The Broccoli and Cauliflower plants are so large and dense right now, we can't chase him out of there!! What to do!?!

Luckily I only have problems with rabbits (although the rabbit problem is very bad!). We don't have many mature trees around here yet, so no squirrels. I'm sure it's only a matter of time though.

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I was having some trouble logging in, but finally got through.
Michelle, thank you so much for all the cuttings that you sent! I hope I have good luck with them. They were really well packed and looked good when they got here.
Michelle sent:
Salvia - 2 types
Sedum - 4 types
Sweet Potato Vine - 2 types
Miniature Roses - either 3 or 4 - sorry can't look - they are potted up!
Angel Wing Begonia
Geraniums - 3 or 4
Some seeds for Eastern Red Bud and Buckeye trees...
and a little candy. YUM!
I hope I got the plants all listed. I will say there were lots of them! Thanks again, Michelle.
We got a little rain this week and although it is supposed to be in the 90s and dry this weekened, I will get your cuttings together and mail them out on Mon. or Tues.
For any who are in the path of Ike, my prayers are with you for your safe travels and to keep your homes and belongings safe. Mother Nature has not been too kind this year.
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hello
jeanne I'm glade the plants got there in good shape, and I hope they root for you. no rush ship when you can, I think they said you would be getting some rain out of Ike, well once it's done with Texas
I just talked to Trina/pixie and they are staying put, and already for the storm, she can't logon to GW eather but said she would let us know what happens when she can.

I'm off for now(well I'm always a little off)
I would like to chat with someone tonight anyone else want to meet at the chat room?

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I hope Trina is OK, Ike is looking pretty bad down there in Texas right now! Hope you are all having a great weekend! It's unbearably HUMID here today. (guess I should stay indoors and clean :O )

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Jeanne-Michelle sent you a nice box!!! I'd love to send you some of our rain...I'm pretty sick of it.

Frances-I'm pretty fed up the the chewing wild life. A rabbit or ground hog got into my veggie garden this year. I do have a fence around it but they must have gotten under it. Anyway they chewed on everything except the tomatoes. No not the tomatoes they were left for the stink bugs this year. Every year it's something new to deal with. I just planted about 10 very young hostas and the slugs are having a field day.

On a happier note...Linda/ibartoo sent me some cuttings from her Hydrangea Endless Summer 'Blushing Bride' last month. They have rooted beautifully. I usually put my potted up cuttings into a food storage bag. Then I gather the ends and blow it up like a balloon and tie the ends. It makes a great little greenhouse. Lots of moisture. Oh and I always sterilize my potting mix before I plant. It's very damp here and everything gets moldy.

I posted a new thread for next month's sign ups. Take a look and sign up if you'd like. I just may swap seeds next month. Anyone want to swap seeds with me????

I'm very happy to hear that Trina is safe.
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Mariann

I will swap seeds with you! I love seeds (I am not a collector, I'm a sower), but I just love seeds! Best go check the seed box and make sure I have something left to trade! ha ha ha

I do the food storage bag thing too, it really works well with Hydrangea! I recycle my ziplock bags just for this purpose!

I understand about chewing creatures, the squirrels eat my tomatoes and pecans!!!! It is so frustrating to go outside and step on broken pecan shells I COULD JUST SCREAM! they cost more than MEAT at the market!

oh well, :( looks like I am getting some big RAT TRAPS this year for Christmas...... lol

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Hi Ladies,

Jusgt a quickie while I have access to the internet on alan's laptop. Thank you all for your prayers and thoughts. I don't know how long I will be without internet service but I will try to check daily via this laptop (depending on who we are attached to and their computer eh?)

I hope everyone is doing good and staying safe!

Mariann I am hoping to get your box out to you no later than the 23.

Smiles,
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Trina-Don't worry about my box girl!!! I'm sure you have plenty of other things to keep you busy. I understand you had some flooding where you are. I'm just so happy that you and your family are safe.

Frances-I'd be happy to trade seeds with you. Actually I posted us as partners on the Oct sign-up thread. Doesn't seem like we have many member signing up for next month.
Have a great day
Mariann


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Mariann
Maybe its just too early, October is a very busy swaps/RR month (at least it was last year) :) I will be happy to swap seeds!

Trina
I am glad to hear you are safe! the storm was looking very scary on television!

Louise
Did your box arrive? Hope everything is well with you, haven't heard from you in a while

Best get to work

Frances


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Hi Everybody,

Im still around. We got the tail end of Hurricane Ike over the weekend. We didnt get a ton of rain but the wind was pretty intense. Its really amazing that we were affected all the way up here. Im in the most northern part of PA.
I think I swept about 10 pounds of pin oak acorns off of my deck last night. My squirrels and chipmunks are in seventh heaven right now. Free food!!

Frances, I got your box over the weekend. Thank you so much. I was in desperate need of some different houseplants. Everything I have is basically solid green. They are all potted up and they all look pretty good. Im almost finished gathering things to send you. I should have your box in the mail by this weekend.

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Michelle,
Cuttings (and a few surpsies) are headed your way. I hope the cuttings will root for you. I am keeping an eye on the cuttings that you sent to me. Sure is hard to tell if they are going to set out roots or not - still way to early, but I am hopeful!!!
Delivery Confirmation 0307 1790 0000 1289 1194
Talk to you later,
Jeanne


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Frances,
Your box is on the way!! Del. conf. #0308 0660 0000 7450 3563.

Louise


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Hi all!!
thewigg55 I wanted to let you know that I sent out my box today. The DC is 03080070000149922285. I sent you an email, and I'm thinking my emails are going into your junk mail because I haven't heard from you. I only got the one with your address. I needed to let you know that I'm going out of town from the 20th to the 27th and I was hoping that you could wait to send you package towards the weekend. Please email me if you have any concerns.
I do hope you like what I sent!!

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hello
I got my box from Jeanne yesterday, it smelled very good when I opened the box, it didn't take me long to find the source, she put in several boxes of juinior mints (YUMMMMM) and it is great to open a yummy smelling box.

there was also lots of plants and cuttings
ahastachie
solidago
azelea (YAY)
cameilla - thank you, thank you, thank you I put these right in the aerogarden for rooting, I have limited space in it so I save them for very special plants.
several coleus
pinapple sage
shrimp plant - dose it grow real shrimp - we love shrimp.LOL
kerria japonic - I need to look this one up, it's new to me
bell flower
oregano
brearded iris - I need to devide mine this weekend if I have time
perivian dafodil

thank you so much i just loved the plants, and the candy made it very sweet indeed.

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Wow Michelle sounds like a fantastic box! good luck with those camillia (I love them) I could have a forest full! I have two and they bloom between Thanksgiving and Christmas but I am planning to add more as soon as I can! I LOVE FLOWERS IN THE WINTER! I hope to get some spring blooming camillia too!

Let me know how they root for you, I would really love to try rooting some, there are always piles of cuttings lying around in springtime........ (some people snatch seeds, I have been known to helpmyself to free cuttings)

Anyway, I will be mailing you some gardenia babies on Monday. They are rooted now I hope you will enjoy them as much as I do.

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Wow, Michelle, so glad to hear that the box made it to you quickly. I hope some of the plants will root for you. I usually root lots of things in August, but it was so hot and dry here this summer that I didn't bother with much. I have a picture of what the iris looks like. It is not a good picture because it was scanned from a copy, but I will send it to you in an e-mail message. I have one, too, and hope they will do well. I don't know what the name of it is.
If anyone is interested in seeing what the shrimp plant looks like, here is a site that pictures them: http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/1870/
It is one of the few indoor plants I grow. Just love the flowers!
Frances, you and Michelle can grow all the gardenias you want... just don't send them my way. LOL I don't like flowers that have much scent so you can imagine how I react to gardenias!!! The flowers are pretty, but I keep my distance from them.
Have a good weekend, everyone. I just came in from riding one of my horses. The weather is perfect. I plan to spend some more time outdoors after lunch.
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hello
franscis I will get your box out tomarrow, I just love gardenias but have been unable to get the florest plants to ever bloom again, I'm hopping I can get these to bloom.
the flowers for our wedding were red roses and gardenias.

I found a great book on coleus, and there is some pest control advise I wanted to share from it.
concerning 2 legged coleus pests in the garden.

these pests may be unable to resist the urge to pinch bits of your plants, and stuff them in their pocket.
one of the best ways to deal with this is to present gardeners visiting your garden with snips and baggies and instruct them to snip from the back please.

if this dose not help a strong spray from the hose maybe helpfull.

LOL, I have not had many visiters to my garden so this has not been a problem.

dose anyone want to chat this week, let us know when you can.

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oh Michelle Roses and gardenia sound lovely! I have a gardenia planted between two shrub roses outside our bedroom window. They were some of the first plants we bought when we moved here.

I do not think the florist gardenia are intended to rebloom or even live much beyond the lovely display they provide when fresh, like most of the florist 'forced' plants that are traditionally given as gifts, their life expectancy is usually short. (Potted hydrangea, azalea, poinsettia, gardeia) These should flower for you if they get enough light. Put them outside in the summer give them lots of food and a nice big pot, I have heard that some people actually grow them indoors, but I have not tried it. I have tried the florist plants with the same result as you.

I will be sending them out tomorrow (I had planned to do it last week but have been having a really bad time with my allergies this past week. Hope it doesn't get any worse.

Anyway back to work have a great day everyone. If you can set up a chat I will try to make it. What time do you usually do these things?

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Michelle-That was funny!!!

I have a busy week planned. Dr. appointment tomorrow AM, Eye Exam in PM and Movie/Lunch with my DD on Thursday. I spent the morning potting up AV plantlets. They grew from the AV leaves Deb sent me several months ago. I still have so much to do outside. Plus I have to re-pot all of my houseplants. Something I didn't have time to do in the spring.

I've always loved the fragrance of Gardenia's. Even though it stops up my nose. Not much luck growing them either.
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Louise
Thank you so much! thats all I can say, I am now a hero in my own home thanks to you! I have never seen a fairy rose in person, but my MIL (who is also my 'across the garden fence' neighbor) Had one a long time ago and had to leave it behind her when she moved. She always wanted another but couldn't find one. NOW we will both have one! Thank you thank you thank you (hope it turns out to be an easy rose, I am not exactly the 'hybrid tea type' ha ha ha

Louise also sent:(some of the labels were a little blurred)
Ninebark (I used to have a chartreus coloured one, I hope I can get it to root, this one has burgundy leaves!!!!)
2 different sedums (love the burgundy colour!)
plectranthus - Mona Lavendar (this is very pretty)
a pretty coleus looking plant (the label was a bit blurry)
a plant that looks like Joseph's Coat
3 different coriopsis plants already in the ground!

and a ton of lovely seeds!

If I forgot something I am sorry, I loved everything, thanks so much!

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Hi Frances,
I was afraid that would happen (blurry labels). Something was leaking in the box and I had to repack it at my desk at work before I mailed it. I hate when that happens!!

These are the names of the plants with the bad labels-

Josephs Coat looking plant is - Alternatha Playtime
Sedums small one is Voodoo/larger one is Lynda Windsor
Coleus looking plant is Perilla Fantasy

Let me know if the Fairy Rose survives. The cuttings were rooting very nicely when I put them in the peat pot. I have more if those don't make it. This is probably the easiest Rose in the world to root. I have tried for years, without success, to root other roses, but this one must really like me. I started with one very tiny plant and now I have them growing all over my yard.

Enjoy!!!
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;)

Thank you Louise! They looked to be in excellent condition. I have just put them into deeper pots.

Michelle, Your Gardenia are on the way. DH took them to the PO this morning. I don't have the DC from him yet. But they should arrive in a couple of days

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hello
frances and amy you boxes are on the way but the PO was just nuts this morning and I totaly forgot the DC#
I'm rilly rilly sorry, but they both went priority, so I think they will be fine.

I figured the gardi. at the stores were a one shot wonder.I'm trying to root some holly bushes from my MIL house, I rilly want some more evergreens around the yard.

I did some work at the community garden today, ripped out the toms, and cucks, and the bloomed out annuals. I still need to cart the stuff to the compost pile, but at least it is out of the ground and in a pile to one side, then I put in some lettuce seeds for some late greens.

my morning glories are blooming great but they are not produceing seeds, can anyone tell my why this might be, they are great white with streaks of blue, and I rilly wanted to try to save some seeds.

have a great night everyone
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Mariann, I am on the phone with Trina, her internet is completely down and her phone has been intermittent lately. She wanted me to let you know that your box will be going out by Monday at the latest.

Smiles!

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Hi Michelle,
Thanks for sending out my box...but you still haven't sent me your address so I can send you your box. ;-) Please email it to me as soon as you get a chance. I'd like to send your box out by Thursday so it doesn't have to wait for next week.

Thanks!
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Hi Tracy!!!

Good to see you! I am glad to hear that Trina is OK, phone and internet are not as important as being ok (at least that is what I tell myself) :O

Hope everyone is having a good day

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Hi everyone!
Michelle, I sent your box out this morning. DC# 0307 3330 0000 2506 8176. Hope it arrives in good health and that you like everything I sent!

Thanks,
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Tracy-If you talk to Trina please tell her to send at her convenience. I really don't mind waiting. So happy to here that she's OK but very sorry to hear that she is still having Internet and Phone problems.

Michelle-You can always self pollinate the MG's.

Louise that's a terrific box you sent Frances!
Hope everyone has a great weekend,
Mariann
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Michelle and I had a little side trade going on this month! Thank you so much! The Sedums arrived in great condition, plunked them into a pot pronto, hopefully the wind won't carry them off in the night!

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hello
Francis - the gardys are here and they look beautifull.
I popped 2 in the aerogardens and the 3rd I potted to give to my mother in law. and thanks for the seeds too :)

it will be great if all the plants in my aerogarden in the kitchen live, it will have camillias, azaleas, gardinas, a well established passionvine and geranium oh I hope some of these bloom by spring.

well I need to get the boys up for school

see ya all later
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Hope everyone is doing well. Thought I'd make a list of who sent etc.

Mariann/galium-sent
Trina/pixieluvplants-received-(extension for sending)
Michelle/micyrey-sent-received
Linda/ibartoo-
Jeanne/sandlapper_rose-sent-received
Fran/ncgardengirl-sent-received
wanna_run_faster-
Amy/dieg01991-sent-received
Tammy/thelwig55-should have received not posted
Monica/mommyto2-sent
Louise/esiuol-sent-received
Frances/fcoffill-sent-received

If I missed someone please let me know.

Today is the deadline for sending. If someone needs an extension email me tonight. Extensions are only given prior to the deadline date. Extenuating circumstances are the exception.
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Mariann, I will let Trina know for you. I have to tell you that I have had a great time listening to what she is packing up for you. She has had me looking up zone hardiness for some of the plants so I have gotten a nice sneak peak! :o) She's going a little nuts without her internet.


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Thanks Tracy! I'm looking forward to getting her box.

I left out Melanie/metull- from the list. I know she had computer problems last month.
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Hi Ladies!!

WHOOOHOO I am here for at least now!!!

Tracy thank you thank you thank you for doing all that you have done for me!!!

Mariann I am soo sorry that I have been running so behind.


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I sent my box out to Metull yesterday. I had been waiting for a plant I ordered to arrive but it hasn't yet so she'll be getting a second box...hopefully later in the week. Happy Gardening!


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Trina-You have nothing to apologize for girl! We are all aware of what your situation has been like. Are all of your services up and running yet? I've been worried about you and am so happy that Tracy has kept us up to date about your circumstances.
Hugs,
Mariann


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Hi everyone,
Michelle, I just wanted to let you know that I got your box last week. I'm sorry I didn't get a chance to post until now. I was out of town and my husband (bless his heart) unpacked the box for me. I think I will need some ID's from you though. He doesn't quite understand the importance of the markers. :-) Most had markers, but some got lost.

Michelle sent me mostly rooted plants that were actually in pots!!! How cool is that! I will get a list together and post what I received from Michelle later this week. It's been very busy for me these days!! :-)

Thanks for the great box Michelle!! I really, really hope that you got yours last week too and they aren't stuck in the post office!! Let me know.
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Mariann, you aren't going to believe this but Trina's internet is down again! Your box is packed and just waiting on the mailman to pick up. I will post her dc# for you later if she can't get back on. :o)

She's making me laugh on the phone right now telling me to tell you that "I haven't told Tracy all that I packed into your box, I'm trying very very hard to keep it a secret but am trying hard not to blow it all out there, so the internet being down is probably a very good thing for me right now otherwise I would be blabbing it all to you. And right now I am very, very nervous, hoping you will like it. And if you don't then there will be a trash can right near by."


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RE: new: cracked pot gardeners-sept. swap

LOL Trina you know I'll love everything you send me.... Tracy you're such a good friend posing her. If my computer was down one day I'd be freeking out.

As soon as I hear from Michelle I'll start the thread for next month.
Mariann


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RE: new: cracked pot gardeners-sept. swap

hello
Amy I did get your box on sat, I sent an e-mail but I guess it got lost GRRRRR:(
I have everything planted of in rooting plugs, and please don't ask me to remeber everything, but they looked great and I love them.

let me know witch plants lost their tags and I will try to get them to you.

I will check the sign up thread to see if their are anymore players this month and get next months line up to mariann tonight.

we are getting ready to go to Kentucky next week so I will be out of town from sunday 6th to monday the 14th.

well I'm gonna go check the other thread
see ya all later
michelle


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RE: new: cracked pot gardeners-sept. swap

Good Morning! Trina has your box on the way, Mariann! The DC# is 0103 8555 7496 7038 2168!

:o)
Tracy


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Thank you for letting me know Tracy. I'll watch for it.
Mariann


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RE: new: cracked pot gardeners-sept. swap

Trina-Your box arrived yesterday. Thank you for all the cuttings, plants and bulbs. You sent me so many unusual cuttings and plants. I love everything.

Trina sent me:

Purple Wandering Jew
Purple Queen
Mini Jade
Hoya 'Cumingiana'
Hosta
Agapanthus
Spider Lily Bulbs
Scheffelera
Variegated Ginger
Potato Vine(Looks like little potatoes hanging off the stem)
Lemon Balm
Chocolate Mint Geranium (Smells so good!!)
Hoya 'Bella'
Pleumeria (Pink)
Maroon/Purple leaved plant(let me know when you can ID this)
Brug (Yellow)
Rubber Tree
Tulip Bulbs
Daff Bulbs

Thanks again Trina I've always wanted a Brug and Plumeria!
Big
Hugs
Mariann


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RE: new: cracked pot gardeners-sept. swap

Hi everyone!!

I just got my box from thelwigg55! She sent me cuttings for 2 types of roses, pussy willow cuttings, coleous looking plant, geranium plant and 2 types of hydrangeas.

I have the perfect spots for them!!

Monica


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