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butterfly gardens seed swap

Posted by beth_b_kodiak MD zone 7 (My Page) on
Tue, Oct 3, 06 at 22:14

Someone did this a year or so ago and it seems like something worth doing again. I have become an avid butterfly watcher this summer and hope to provide both nectar for a larger variety of butterflys and forage for their catarpillars next year.
Suitable plants vary by geographic areas but if the butterflies in your yard seem to enjoy it.... feel free to send seeds. Up to ten packs of the same type are acceptable. Try for as great a variety as possible and send as much info as possible about the growth and cultivation of the seeds and about the types of butterflies they support. I can make copies of the info if necessary.
I hope to make up packets of both seeds and info about butterfly gardening to send out to players.
Deadline for sending seed to me will be Monday October 30th
As usual, send enough postage to get the packet back to you and mail in a padded envelope with an enclosed return address lable/sticker. Also be sure to include your real name AND your GW name.


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hello
I would love to join this swap I love butterflys and started my butterfly garden about two years ago. this year I evan found many catapilers feeding on a plane vine growing in my grass. I put several "cats." in a butterfly house and let my 4 year old feed them, they coconed and hatched, and he was so excited. after we let them go he kept seeing butterflys around and asked if it was one of his.
send the info and I will get some seeds on the way.
thanks for hosting
michelle


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I would love to be a part of this. My girls love to watch all the butterflies in our garden. We had so many swallowtail cats this year that we had to plant more dill and fennel for them.

Stacie


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Michelle and Stacie, it was the tiger swallowtails on the dill and fennel that first got my attention too. They are so beautiful and noticeable. They must be good will ambasadors from the butterfly kingdom.
This year I got a butterfly book and a butterfly bush and things too off like crazy.
Hope we have lots of dill and fennel and other stuff too but the dill and fennel are so easy and so effective. A really fine place to start.
Anyone have purple cone flowers and Mexican zinnia(tithonia, I think) for the swap?


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I have lots of purple coneflower seeds, also zinnias which the butterflies love. I can also get quite a few milkweed seeds if the wind doesn't blow them away. Milkweed grows like crazy all around here so I will try and find some seeds to share.

Stacie


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Stacie, that sounds super. I'll watch for Milk weed too but I don't remember seeing any around here. As A kid I was fasinated with them and collected the empty pods for my Aunt who created beautiful Christmas ornaments with them.
That was not yesterday or even last week. LOL


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hi
I have some tithonia I'll have to check and see how much.
the butterflys also loves the zinnias, so I'll send some of these.
michelle


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I would love to join this swap.


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I'd like to join too Beth.


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I would like to join this one. I have some purple asters, and always loaded with butterflies. Also have some butterly bush, two colors, and a few phlox, tall, seeds. I will see what else the butterflies seem to hang on to.
Darlene


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I'll join!

I have a lot of great butterfly garden seeds: coneflower, milkweed (pink -- not the usual orange), butterfly bush, cleome, and more.

Sign me up, please...

Kristen


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A great big welcome to
dem_pa,
sguazon,
darlene87, and
kayemell
I'm pleased that you are joining our swap.
The butterflys add so much pleasure to my garden time and I really like the thoughts of swapping seed to make the garden even more welcoming to our fluttery friends.
Thanks for joining.


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I would like to join also, I have tons of milkweed/ tuberosea and curassavica(sp?) I would love some pink milkweed.... I have a huge butterfly garden so will get busy collecting seed. Its always nice to get new/different seeds! Watch out ladies this is a very addictive past time!
Susan/giverny4me


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beth-
i'd love to join also. i don't have a ton of anything, but i'd love to share extras that i do have like: tuberosa, coneflowers, zinnia, cleome etc.
thanks!
-elizabeth (zabecc)


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I wasn't quite sure which flowers/plants attracted butterflies so I looked online and found this list. I thought I'd share it with everyone, just incase anyone else was interested:
Ageratum
Alfalfa
Alyssum
Aster
Bee Balm
Black-eyed Susan
Blanket Flower
Blazing Star
Boltonia
Bugle
Burning Bush
Butterfly Bush
Butterfly Flower
Butterfly Lily
Butterfly Orchid
Butterfly Pea
Butterfly Weed
Candytuft
Cleome
Columbine
Coneflower
Coreopsis
Cosmos
Cinquefoil
Chrysanthemum
Daylily
Dianthus
Dill
Dogbane
English Lavender
False Indigo
French Marigold
Gayfeather
Gladiolus
Globe Centaurea
Gloriosa Daisy
Goldenrod
Hollyhock
Impatiens
Ironweed
Joe-Pye Weed
Lantana
Lavender
Leadplant
Lemon Balm
Lilac
Lobelia
Lupine
Marigold
Marjoram
Mexican Sunflower
Milkweed
Mint
Mountain Bluet
Nasturtium
Parsley
Passion Flower
Peony
Peppermint
Petunia
Phlox
Privet
Queen Annes Lace
Rabbitbrush
Red clover
Rock Cress
Rosemary
Sage
Scabiosa
Sea Holly
Sea Pink
Sedum
Shasta Daisy
Sunflower
Sweet Peas
Sweet Pepperbush
Thistle
Thyme
Turtlehead
Verbena
Violet
Wintercress
Yarrow
Zinnia


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I'd love to join. I've spent the past couple of months trying to figure out what host plants I can grow in my yard. I had lots of black swallowtail and monarch caterpillars this year. I was so excited!

Ginger


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I'd love to get in on this swap. I have tons of butterflies and lots of seeds to share. We expanded the fennel this year just for the butterflies. Have lots of lantana, coneflowers,zinnias and pintas blooming now and they love it.


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Susan, so glad to have you in the swap.
Elizabeth, welcome and no need to have "tons of stuff"(though eventually you will get to that point too), LOL Just send and share what you have. You always get back more than you send. Something magical about these swaps I guess.
Thanks too for posting the butterfly plant list. That will be helpful.
Ginger, welcome to the swap I have not seen you posting in a while and it is good to have you in the swap. I'm just learning about Host plants as compared to nectar plants.
Beverly, welcome to the butterfly swap. So your butterflys like lantana? I read that in some places they love it and in other areas they seem not interested. Lantana is one of my favorite plants but I did not grow any this year. If you send seeds, I'll be trying it next summer :o)
So glad to have so much intrest in this swap. I'm visulizing all these garden patches full of flying flowers next summer.


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Just bumping this up a bit. I'm doing a LOT of reading about butterfly gardening and think a lot of the seeds will be apprioriate for winter sowing.
Hope to have nice fat envelopes for everyone so we can all try some new butterfly plants next year.
BB


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I would like to take part, please!

I have been a regular visitor to the Butterfly Forum (plus Hummingbird Forum) and began to add more plants to the garden this year to attract them to my yard. This past Christmas my son gave me a book on Butterflies, after much hinting ;).

This summer there were Black Swallowtail cats on our dill which I planted for them.

This week we sat and watched hundreds of Monarchs floating overhead as a front moved in with brisk winds...such a wonderful sight!

We have Giant Swallowtails but I do not have host food for them...need a Paw Paw.

I have passion vine seeds coming for the Gulf Frits.

Been making swaps at the seed exchange for rue, dill, fennel, parsley, and milkweed.

Yesterday received seeds for more red plants and salvias. Also have seeds for 3 or 4 more lantanas which I'm expanding in my backgarden.

I plan to create a Moon Garden with the white flowerseeds I've received and will move my Moonflower to that spot.

We chose a spot yesterday for the Buddleias, praying I can grow them!

Lots of big plans for 2007, DH says he can't wait!

Can't you tell I'm excited LOL
Peggy


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Hi beth,
I'd like to join too. Have lots of seeds. Love those butterflies...
Mariann


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Hi Peg and Mariann welcome to my butterfly garden seed swap.
I'll get my snail mail address to you so you can mail your seeds in.
Peg if the passion vine seeds don't make it, I can probably find you some starts of passiflora incarnata in the early spring.


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Beth,
Got room for me? I have quite a bit of Lantana seed. Those bushes have just been covered with beautiful butterflies. Also my Morning Glories (Grandpa Ott, etc.) have had tons of beauties all over them. I would love to join! Brenda


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Look forward to receiving your snail mail address.

Learned this morning I can add Gas Plant to my garden for the Giant Swallowtail.

Thanks,
Peggy


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OK Peg the address will be on it's way to you shortly.
Looks like I sent it twice to some people and missed some others. Sorry about that and I'll work on getting the address to everyone this evening.
If you have not got my address by tomorrow AM, Plaese let me know. The deadline for sending is not until the 30th but I want you to be able to send seeds whenever you are ready. I'll post as seeds arrive.
Brenda, welcome to the swap and thanks for joining.
Beth b


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Beth, send me your snail mail address again just so I have it in the right place, thanks!


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The first packet of seeds arrived today from Beverly in SC. All very nicely done in brown envies.
Thanks Beverly.


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Beth,
I don't have your address. I am working on my package but some need to dry a little more so I will probably get them out next week. Thanks for hosting. Brenda


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Hi beth,
Mailed my seeds out this morning. Have tracking # if needed.
Have a great day.
Mariann


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HOw did I miss this one?! How exciting! I, too, have become enamored after loading my spaces with colorful selections and making what appears to be an inviting space for buterflies!

Beth, I have your info from the Sunflower Swap, so I'm good, and Elizabeth, THANKS for the list for reference! I'll check what's left in my stash to send for the group, but have several choices of pink & yellow to share!


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hello everyone
my seeds will be in tomarrows mail.
can anyone tell me when butterfly bush seeds are ready, I don't know if these are going to make it before the plant goes dorment?
thanks michelle


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Hi, I'd like to join your swap, I am a newbie to butterfly gardening so I don't know which plant attracts what butterflys but I do have lots of seed from some pink milkweed that I grew this year and also wild swamp milkweed and common milkweed seeds that I could send and magnus coneflower seeds.plmk where to send these.
gardeningjunkie


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Gardeningjunkie, we'll be happy to have you join the swap. I'll send you the mailing address
Dem_pa, I want to compliment you on the excellent way of packing and labeling so many packs of seeds. What a nice job. It is obvious that a lot of time and thought went into your packages. I'm sure everyone will appreciate it when they gat their packets back.
Beth B


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  • Posted by aurore Zone 4/5 NY (My Page) on
    Thu, Oct 19, 06 at 18:58

Can I still join?


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I would love to be in this one also. Thanks for hosting, this is a wonderful idea.

Hugs,
Lisa Kayla


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My seeds are going in the mail today so be on the lookout.
gardeningjunkie


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Hi Lisa and welcome to the butterfly garden seed swap. Do you still have my address or should I send it to you?
I'm excited about having more butterflies in my yard next year too. It's still warm here but raining a lot. Still seeing butterflys on days when the sun comes out. Wonder where they go on rainy days???


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Seeds arrived from Michelle, Thanks Micyrey that is a nice assortment and some real fat packs. I may separate some of them into smaller packs if we need more of those seeds. I hope to get a nice variety back to everyone.
This swap is looking good.
BB


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Hi, My seeds are ready to go. Beth, I couldn't find your address so if you will send to me again I'll get these in the mail Monday morning. I am so excited I've been driving my hubby crazy the past few days with new plans for the Spring. LOL

Hugs,
Lisa & Kayla


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My package of seeds was mailed the 19th.

We have hundreds (or more) Monarchs sailing by on each front that comes in now. I still have various butterflies in my garden including some Monarchs that appear to be loading up for the long trip to Mexico, had 4 on one of our Vitex one day last week.

Peggy


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My asters are blooming now, so it will be after the set date for seeds, so will omit them. I also will need your snail mail address Beth, to check if the one I have is correct. Think you are in Alaska now, but not sure if the address is correct.
Darlene


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Wow Peg that must be fantastic to see. When I worked for state parks they were frequent visitors in the fall but never in large groups. Just one or two at a time, working their way along the shore sipping at the goldenrod. I always enjoyed watching them.
There are still a few here on sunny days. Hope they have enough time left to get to where they are going before it gets truly cold.
Darlene Whatever works best for you is fine. If you think it will be only a few days, you could wait, or as you say, just send without the asters.
I sent you the address.
There is one week left to sign up and mail seeds. Does anyone else need the address?


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  • Posted by aurore Zone 4/5 NY (My Page) on
    Tue, Oct 24, 06 at 14:12

Sent mine today.


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Shoot- What a maroon! I very nearly forgot this swap; thanks for bumping! Had I planned ahead, I would have sent it ALL in today with the Sunflower Swap seeds!
Ok, will send you another packet either tomorrow or Thursday. My evening is booked up with making an Yvonne's Salvia bed, and getting my hair done.


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Thanks M&M and aurore for posting that your seeds are on the way.
Seeds arrived today from West Texas Peg and from Gardeningjunkie.
Things are looking good in the seed swap box. I was especially hopeing for Swamp milkweed and glad to find some of that in the package. Most regular flowers we can find if we search but things like, the different milkweeds, we need to depend on getting from others interested in butterfly gardens.
Thanks again to all.
BB


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Here's some basic info that I dug out of my little b-fly book I got this weekend at a yard sale in case anyone is interested. Although I'm sure you can find more information over on the butterfly gardening forum:

Name of Butterfly- Food Source

Spangled Fritillary- Violet
Regal Fritillary- Violet
Diana Fritillary- Violet
Gulf Fritillary- Passion Flower Vine
Karwinskis Beauty- ? Texas
Red Spotted Purple- Oak, Birch, Willow, Currant, Apple, Cherry, Plum, Hawthorn, Gooseberry and other trees & shrubs
Weidemeyers Admiral- Cottonwood, Oak, other trees
California Sister- Oak
Thistle Butterfly- Thistle, nettles, althea, Marsh Mallows, Burdock, Sunflowers, Hollyhock
Red Admiral- Nettle Butterfly- Nettle
Monarch-
Viceroy- Willow, Poplar, Cottonwood, Aspen
Tiger Swallowtail- Orchard Trees, Wild Cherry
Black Swallowtail- Variety of Garden & Field flowers
Giant Swallowtail- Citrus Fruit Trees
Blue Swallowtail- Dutchmans Pipe
Great Purple Hair-Streak- Oak & Mistletoe
Question Mark- Elm, Nettle, False Nettle, Basswood, and Hops
Compton Tortoise- Willow, Elm, Birch, over-ripe fruits in orchards, variety of flowers
American Tortoise Shell- Nettle
Snout- Hangs out in wooded sections, near waterfood???
Zebra- Passion Flower Vine
Mourning Cloak- Elm, Willow, Poplar, Maple (sap), Orchard fruits
Goatweed Emperor- Goatweed
Dog Face-
False Indigo, Leguiminous Plants
Cloudless Sulphur- Cassia & Legumes
Orange Sulphur- Red/White Clover, Grass,
White Cabbage- Cabbage, turnip, mustard, etc
Orange Tip- Mustard family, creiciferae hedge, and rock hedge
Common Blue- Dogwood, rattle weed
Wanderer- wooly aphids,
Baltimore Checker Spot- turtlehead
Grayling- variety of garden, woodland, orchard plants
Colaenis Julia- Passion Flower leaves
Buckeye- Gerardia, fig-wort, plantain, and snap dragon

I'm only up to page 54 of a 95-page booklet, so more later.


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Hi Beth, my seeds are in the mail. I put curassavica and tuberosa milkweeds in the envelope... here in FL the curassavica is a monarch host and nectar plant,however, for a universal nectar plant I find simple is best. Annuals that are easiest on the gardener would be cosmos and zinnias. I have many types of plants the books say are butterfly nectar plants but they all love these readily available, easily grown plants. So I do my best to please them...lol. Staggering plant start times so you have food for the butterflies as long as possible is important. Don't pull up a volunteer zinnia or cosmos without thinking where you could supplement a bare place. Right now I have a lot of monarchs loving the dahlia zinnias. I think they are trying to fatten up for the rest of the migration route....


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Thanks for the heads up and the good information Susan. I'll be watching
Seeds arrived yesterday from both of the Brendas...mimib and msprettyky.
Jennifer J, monarch girl, please contact me. I tried to email you but have not heard back.
I'll post others as they arrive.


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Mine will be going out shortly Beth!


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Beth- Mail is on the way from NH:

DC: 0304 1560 0002 1532 7272


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Monday, is the last day to get in on this swap. There are lots of others going on but if you have been wishing for milkweed this may be the swap for you. There are several different types and lots of nectar flowers for your butterfly gardens.
Aurore, your seeds arrived yesterday and some bulbs too. That was a nice surprise. Thanks for joining the swap.
BB


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Wanted to let you know I sent my seeds yesterday. Please let me know when they get there. Thanks again for hosting.
Hugs,
Lisa & Kayla

NEW E-MAIL: watchingthegardengrow@yahoo.com


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My package is all put together and I was on my way out the door with it when I realized I can't find your address aywhere beth, yikes! Sorry... can anyone email it to me asap so I can get this fat package in the mail today?!?!
Thanks!!!
zabecc
(zabecc@hotmail.com)


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Seeds arrived today from:
Gingerin NC
M&M in NH
Sue P in FL
Nice packages and some very generous offers to share seeds. Thanks so much. This is going to be a great swap.


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Beth,

Just checking to see if my package arrived yet.

Hugs,
Lisa & Kayla

new e-mail watchingthegardengrow@yahoo.com


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beth-
also just checking to see if my seeds arrived :D
-elizabeth


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Sincere apologies to any who have been waiting to see if their seeds arrived. My daughter from Alaska came to visit on rather short notice to celebrate her sisters Birthday and do some long overdue visiting, so... we have beem running around like crazy the past few days.
Not much of an excuse, but that's what happened.
Seeds are from these people are here now:
Brenda S, mimib
Leslie P, aurore
Ginger W, ggwrn
Lisa L, simplylisa
Mariann,M galium
mmqchdygg ( I was confused a while over M&M and galium)
Donald M, dem_pa
Susan P, Giverny
Michelle R,mickeyrey
Beverly O, beverly SC
Peg W, peg in w tex
T.S. in Ohio, gardeningjunkie
I did not get to thge PO yesterday to pick up mail so anything that arrived yesterday will be posted on Monday. There are still a few out but hopefully we will be wrapping this up this week.
Many thanks for your participation AND for your patience.
BB


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Mine should be there too Beth, let me know Monday!


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Seeds were at the post office today from,
Sue G
Lisa M and
Elizabeth G
Some nice info sheets in there too. i may copy all or most of that info to share.
This swap should be wrapping up this week. I'll post as the rest of the seeds arrive and again when I get them ready to send back. There are some very generous traders in this group who sent extras so even the newer traders will be getting a nice variety. Of course there are duplicates too of some things... for example, butterfly bush and zinnias.
Looking real good from this end. Thanks everyone.
BB


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Looks like all seeds have arrived except for
girlsingardens
and
kaymell
I'll check with these two gals and start wrapping this swap up for this year.


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Lots and Lots of SEEDS!!!

I started sorting seeds today and there are over 500 packs. That is from 17 people (including me). This is amazing to me. I never expected so many.
Now, I have question for you. There are a lot of duplicates on seeds and I'm wondering if I should just divide them up and send them to all of the traders OR if you might want extras to go to new butterfly gardeners as SASBE packs.
For example, there are:
24 packs of coreopsis
21 of cleome
35 of columbine
38 of cosmos and,
10 "other" on the "C" section
There are 34 packs of asclepsias in two or three varieties. Some are quite large packs.
there are also lots of zinnias amd scabious just to name a few.
Two senders have already said they sent extras to share but please let me know what you would like to do. If you would rather have the extras to trade yourself that is fine. I'm just trying to figure how to make the most people the happiest ( does that sound like a Politician?)
If there is any type of seed you DO NOT want back because you have tons...please let me know. If you want "as many as possible" of something tell me that too ( be careful what you wish for here ;q)
I was hopeing to get a few milkweed seeds and share my dill, parsley and fennel with other gardeners. What a delightful surprise to have such a terrific response to this swap. So far past my expectations!
Ok everyone, let me know what you prefer.
Beth B


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Beth thank you for hosting the swap! I only sent in a few packs of seeds compared to what you received, so I will let the people who sent more in decide what to do with all the duplicates. I'm always interested in cosmos, zinnias and coreopsis and I can use more asclepsias. I don't need any more cleome.

Ginger


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Beth,

I remember how wonderful it was as a "Newbie" to be able to get some of those wonderful packets of seeds just for the postage. I am kinda in hopes of getting some Milkweed but other than that, please feel free to post my share of dupications for some of our new friends wanting to get their Butterfly Gardens going. Thanks so much for hosting!
Brenda

btw - - are you still looking for Forsythia slips? I saw it on your "wish" list and have some that I plan to send to you in the Spring since it is getting pretty cold in your neck of the woods right now.


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Beth,

I recall I didn't send in a huge amount of seeds but I could use some of the different varieties of asclepias. I don't need any of the others you listed. Don't know what else you received....................


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Hi Beth,
What ever you decide is fine with me. It was fun just getting the seeds together and sharing them.
Mariann


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Here are some of the other types of seeds that were sent in. Liatris, lantana, larkspur, lunaria ( money plant)
Marigolds, malva, morning glories,
Yarrow (achillea)
butterfly bush(budleia) various colors, though not as many packs as a lot of the others
feverfew,four o'clocks
rudbeckia (black eyed susans)
gallardia, cone flowers (mostly purple)
Small amounts of lots of others that I'll distribute and send back. Memebers of the swap get theirs first. I just wanted feedback on what to do with surplus? and any you particularly want or don't want
I plan to send aselepsias back to everyone. A variety different than they sent if I am able to identify them for sure. Some have Latin names and some are the common names. That was my main wish and it seems to be for others as well. I can look at the seeds and tell there are at least two different types of "milkweed" in the assortment.
Hope this helps and if there is something you are particularly hopeing for, feel free to ask. It just might be here either in seeds sent for the swap or in my stash
BB


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Hi Beth, I sent asclepsias tuberosa and curassavica (tuberosa is orange, curassavica is orange and yellow...) if you have any other milkweed than those... cool! If not, whatever I get is fine....Also SASBE to newbies sounds good to me. Susan/giverny4me


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hi
mostly I want host plants for cats., cosmos,
**columbine**( as many as I can get , I've gone quite nuts for them), and coriopsis, but I will take anything.
thanks very much
michelle


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beth-
i'd love some asclepsias and butterfly bush!!
-elizabeth


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Just giving this a little "bump"


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Thanks Sue. Still no response from the two missing traders so I'll pack seeds over the weekend and get them into the mail Sat or Monday at the latest.
Beth B


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At last seeds are sorted, packed and taped shut, ready for mailing in the morning.
Sorry about the delay but I got called to work the weekend and I'm not very good about saying NO!
These are some nice fat packages. Hope everyone finds some things they were wishing for.
BB


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hi I'm sure the seeds will be great, thanks for all the sorting and packing.
and have a happy thanksgiving
michelle


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Hi Beth,
My seeds arrived today. What a wonderful surprise. Thanks so much for hosting.
Mariann


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Beth-
My seeds arrived yesterday! what a wonderful variety!! I can't wait to plant them in the spring, thank you for all of your hard work... and you should definitely do this one again next year!!
-Elizabeth


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Good to hear that the seeds are arriving. Sure hope each of you is pleased with the variety you get. Almost everyone is getting back some things different that they sent.
I was hopeing fo at least one "milkweed" and am tickled to have three from the swap.
On the subject of milkweed.... it was being discussed at the most recent gathering of Mid Atlantic GW members and we agreed that it is difficult to germinate and grow from seed. General concensus was that "winter Sowing works best". That is what I plan to try but wonder if anyone has other ideas, experiences to share?????


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  • Posted by aurore Zone 4/5 NY (My Page) on
    Sat, Nov 25, 06 at 14:15

Winter sow milkweed...maybe that's why I couldn't get mine to grow. Thanks for the tip.


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I received my seeds today. What a great variety. Thanks for hosting and doing a great job. It must have involved a lot of work. Thanks for the tip that milkweed would be great for winter sowing. I too hope you will do it again next year.

dem_pa


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Hi Beth,

I received my package of seeds...thanks so much! I appreciate all your hard work and really like the nice variety you sent to me! Thanks again! - Lisa


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  • Posted by aurore Zone 4/5 NY (My Page) on
    Sun, Nov 26, 06 at 0:38

Got mine today. Thanks for the printouts. Looks like you put a lot of work into it. Appreciate it.


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Hi Beth, thanks so much for the seeds, you did a very good job with this robin!


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Clap! Clap! Clap! Great job, Beth! Thanks to everyone for sharing your wonderful seed stashes! Can't wait to have critters next year!


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Beth,

I got my seeds today. What a WONDERFUL package! I cannot thank you enough for hosting and everyone else for sharing. My yard will be full of butterflies next year thanks to all of you and this great selection. Beth, as always, it is a pleasure to participate in one of your swaps.
Brenda


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hello
I got my seeds today, and thanks for such a great swap.
I hope we are all up to our ears in "flutterbyes" next summer.
thanks michelle


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I received my seeds today. Thanks for the wonderful swap. I got some great seeds! I can't wait to see all the butterflies they attract.

Ginger


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I received my seeds. Thank you for hosting a wonderful swap. I can't wait til next Spring. Happy Holidays everyone.

Hugs,
Lisa & Kayla


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Thanks so much for hostessing Beth! I received some new varieties of milkweeds which I definitely plan to winter sow.
One thing I've learned is that milkweed resents being transplanted so if you can, dedicate a small patch of earth to it, direct sow and cover very lightly with soil just enough so the seeds don't blow away, and ignore till spring, you may get a nice surprise! If you have problems with kitties scratching in your beds like I do push twigs/sticks in ground every 6in. or so, Then toss milkweed seeds, toss soil lightly to cover, leave till spring once the plants are up they will leave it alone, then I pull the sticks up.


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