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NEW: Theme Garden Swap 2009

Posted by drippy 7bAL (My Page) on
Sun, Nov 8, 09 at 10:16

After much thought and failure to eat my sanity Wheaties :), I have decided to host the Theme Garden Swap again this year. A big, big thanks to Jeanne (Sandlapper Rose), who hosted it last year when all my moving around began, thus keeping interest in the swap high. I think I have the timing worked out alright, but I have one (unscheduled as of yet) more move yet to make, so you will need to be patient with me if I have to extend the seed return by a week or two.

Here's a little background for newcomers: What is a theme garden? It is, essentially, any garden designed around any kind of theme. A vegetable garden is a theme garden, so is an herb garden. Popular theme gardens include Moon Garden (all white), Fairy Garden (dwarf plants or plants where faeries can live), Everlastings (flowers/plants that dry well). It can be a garden of a single color, or a garden defined by environmental conditions, such as shade garden or bog garden. It can be anything you dream up, from Pasta Garden to Shoes Garden. The seeds people send you will be those matched to your theme.

Time frame: I will take sign-ups through December 10, but I reserve the right to close sign-ups earlier if participation reaches 100. Gather your seeds together as you see other people's postings. Post seeds to me no later than January 8 (but not before December 10, as not everyone will have posted). I anticipate having them back in the mail to you by January 31, still in time for winter sowing in most areas.

Post your name on this thread, and the themes of your theme gardens. I will send you an acknowledging email (be sure your GW email is unblocked, and if you have a sensitive spam filter, be sure to check your spam folder). Around December 10, I will send out my address to participants - I may be in the middle of what will be my (hopefully) final move, so I don't want to send my address prematurely.

How to play: After posting your interest and the theme gardens you are collecting seeds for, gather seeds to send in for the swap. You may send as many as you like, but please note - I WILL ONLY GUARANTEE 100 DIFFERENT SEEDS IN RETURN. Many of us have way more than that to send in for swaps now, but it is sometimes difficult to match veteran players with new and different varieties - I work on the quality vs. quantity principle, so don't send 300 seeds if you have to have 300 back. That being said, past players have been satisfied with results, and often do get more back than 100 - it all depends on what is sent in, of course.

Seed pack amounts - I don't care about this. Use the golden rule, and spare what you can. I am going to assume that if you only send in 5 seeds of a particular variety that you scoured your stash to meet someone's needs and that's all you can spare. Trust my judgment on working things out - I will ask my fellow veteran swap hosts for advice if I need it; everyone I've dealt with at GW has been very helpful.

You can package your seeds two ways: (1) earmarked for a particular player's theme(s) - to do this, please put the individual packets in a ziplock baggie with the player's name on the ziplock baggie only. This helps if I have to do any redistribution. For the most part, whatever is earmarked for a player's theme(s) will go directly to them, unless multiples of the same seed variety are received. This is the easiest method of packaging for me (2) packaged by theme, and let me decide whose bag they go in.

My work is way, way easier if you also send in a list of the seeds you are sending in. It is also easier if you have your GW name on your seed packs, although that is not absolutely necessary.

A note about "inside trading": Although this is not a wish list swap, if you are so inclined, update your haves/wants list, or you may post to the general thread any seeds you'd like to share that don't necessarily fit the themes. If you arrange a particular seed trade with a participant, please clearly mark that it is an inside trade when you send your seeds in, and I will be 100% certain those seeds go to that person. Inside trading has been a big hit in the past.

One final note, for now - in the past, I have contributed a great many of my own seeds to this swap, but a combination of puny gardening season and participation in some other swaps I enjoy makes it so that I don't have a ton of seeds to contribute to this swap. When you see my list of themes (which I will post soon), you will realize that probably every seed in your stash could fit into one of them, but please limit yourself to sending no more than one or two to me personally (and none is okay!) - I still enjoy hosting this.

A final, final, note: Be creative! I always get a good laugh, that lasts past that swap's year, out of some of the choices. Here's an example - one year, one person sent in a whole packet of dog-themed seeds - it included cynoglossum (hound's tooth) and foxglove (for the dog to chase, right?) among other things. Another person sent me, for my astrology/ astronomy themed garden, Lettuce, Cos(mos?).

I think that's about it for now - feel free to email me (my GW email is good), or post any questions here.

Let the fun begin!


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RE: NEW: Theme Garden Swap 2009

Hi Drippy,I would love to participate your swap is always a good one
My themes are rare and unusual garden(things that are rarer or look different or weird)
and
Hey shorty garden(short plants like dianthus, heuchera and the type but not ground covers)
Thanks for hosting this again.
Patty


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This was a lovely swap last year! I would love to play again.
These are my themes:

1. Poultry Garden - plants that reference chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, eggs etc. live here.
2. Vlad the Impaler- plants with spikey forms like Digitalis, Salvias, Liatris, and many others.
3.A Garden of Gourds -All kinds of ornamental gourds and other plants like decorative pumpkins and squash for fall decorating.
4. Bee Garden -I want to add bee hives to my garden next year and I am looking for a nectar garden that bees will love!

Is that too many?

Thanks for hosting!
Alana


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Hi Drippy, Last year was my first for the Theme Swap and I loved it, so I vowed I would join again this year. I got some wonderful seeds for my themes, and had lots of fun picking out seeds for others' themes. So I'm in!
Thanks for hosting.

Here are my themes

1. Celtic Heritage Garden - Anything that is native to or with a name that includes - Irish = Celtic = Ireland = Eire = Scottish = Welsh = English - or related like Leprechaun, Emerald Isles - you get the idea. [One exception is that I already have plenty of seeds for Rudbeckia 'Irish Eyes' and now have plenty of plants too!]
2. Wicked Weird Garden - anything named like or related to magic, witchy, supernatural, etc. [for example I have already Witch's Wand Iris, Razzle Dazzle Gaillardia, Voodoo lily, etc.]
3. Butterfly, Bee, Bird - Plants that attract and are hosts for these beneficial flying creatures
4. Herbal/Medicinal - says it all
5. Bog Garden - plants that love to live in wet-feet conditions

I think that's it. Looking forward to this.


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This sounds just too cool not to join in, but I'll probably have a dozen or so questions (at least) before it's all over. At any rate, I'm in!
My Garden Themes are...
TOMATO GARDEN (love the different romas, but any are welcome)
GOT GRASS??? (ornamental grasses)
HALLOWEEN GARDEN (anything spooky looking or with a scary name, creeping filbert is the star in this one. also have plenty of black hollyhocks, would love some goblin eggs)
ROSE RED (growing all red roses, shades from blush to crimson)
AIN'T IT A GLORIUS MORNING? (establishing a re-seeding patch of morning glories around an old, up-ended stump)

This is going to be a lot of fun!
-Dan


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Woohoo, here we go! I am starting a list of players - if your name is on the list, it means I have sent you an acknowledging email - if you do not get my email, PLEASE email me through GW (I do get mine through the site) so we can communicate. I'll also list the themes, but you'll need to see each person's posting for an explanation (I'll explain mine later, LOL)

1. Drippy - themes:
Native American
Girls, girls, girls
Flying
Praise Garden
Kings, Queens, and the Royal Court
Moon
Hail Brittania
Ocean
Music
Everlasting
Gemstones
Astrology/astronomy
Herb

2. Pattygrow5 - themes:
Rare and unusual
Hey, Shorty!

3. Poisondartfrog - themes:
Poultry Garden
Vlad the Impaler
A Garden of Gourds
Bee Garden

4. Suecirish - themes:
Celtic Heritage Garden
Wicked Weird Garden
Butterfly, Bee, Bird
Herbal/Medicinal
Bog Garden

5. Dan_the_mailman - themes:
Tomato Garden
Got Grass???
Halloween Garden
Rose Red
Ain't It A Glorious Morning?


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RE: My theme explanations

Here are the explanations of my theme gardens, although they're pretty obvious for the most part. New:

Native American - anything either with a tribal name OR plants known to be important in Native American culture
Girls, girls, girls - anything with girls' names!
Flying - relating to flight, including living fliers (ex - GHOST pumpkin, ROCKET mix snapdragon)
Praise Garden - anything with praise terms in the name - this is not the same as a Bible garden - which is another great them, BTW
Hail Brittania - anything reminiscent of Great Britain or its wonderful gardens

Former themes, still collecting, as always:
Kings, Queens, and the Royal Court - anyone you might find there
Moon - all white
Ocean - ocean-themed names, or plants you might find near the seashore
Music - music named plants
Everlasting - plants that dry well for arrangements
Gemstones - precious and semi-precious names
Astrology/astronomy - zodiac signs or planets - I think I have Sun and Moon covered.
Herb - my herb garden is my ultimate delight - I have a lot for it, but anything you think is super-special I will probably enjoy.

Again, if you send something for all these categories, I wouldn't have enough to send back, so please be selective! LOL, I could take the entire Pinetree Gardens (or any other seed house you could name) and fit all their seeds into at least one of these themes.


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I'd love to join again! Are you sure we can't shower you with seeds for your own garden? You tell us your stash is depleted, then say to only send a couple things for you--you do know who you're talking to, right? That's hard!

Alana, I love your Vlad the Impaler theme! You could call your other one "The Garden of the Gourds" (there's a state park called "Garden of the Gods," if you didn't know). I'm copying you, tyring to make clever theme names. I hope mine are as fun as yours.

I am in zone 5b/6a, with lots of deer, sandy soil and a little or more shade everywhere, although some full-sun plants do fine. I don't like plants I have to water after the first year and they don't like me either. (I do have a couple of moist spots by the downspouts) My themes:

Gold-digger:Gold foliage, variegated and gold would be gorgeous! Gold lily turf or sedges, gold-leafed forms of common plants, etc.. By gold, I'm thinking this can also include chartreuse. Mostly perennials, or annuals if they are quick to bloom or have cool leaves. Maybe not veggies, because I bet the deer or bunnies would gobble them. I already have golden agastache, and I already know the deer eat chartreuse 4 O'clocks :)

It was a Dark and Sandy Site: Plants for dry shade from tall trees, hopefully bloomers or neat foliage. This can include thugs (but not genuine listed invasives), since feverfew, dame's rocket and tansy are working pretty well. Perhaps Petasites would thrive but not take over? Ruellia (Mexican petunia) is supposed to work. I already have tons of mint!

Bone-Dry Botany : Plants that are actually happy in dry, dry soil, part shade to mostly sun. Agastache and salvias do well. I don't really need any more blue or purple salvia but would welcome pink (I do have Rose Queen). I have several agastaches: lavender, white, unknown light pink that is like the lavender, aurantiaca, nepetoides. But there are more out there! Calamints, catmints, hyssop, erigeron cultivars work too.

Beyond Boggy: The Pittttt of Despair : There's a spot in my yard that's almost always wet, but sometimes it has 3 inches of water for a few weeks at a time. (it's where the topsoil meets the water table) It gets decent sun. The plants that survive there are Siberian Iris, Creeping Jenny and Filipendula. The ones that died are perennial Lobelia and Ligularia and possibly a couple other really neat things. Even if all you can do is tell me something that might work, but can't send seeds, that would be nice :)


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RE: NEW: Theme Garden Swap 2009

Stage_rat, I have seeds for myself; my shareable stash is pretty puny - a situation I find downright frustrating! But after nearly 2 years, I want to believe there is a real garden in my near future, and hope to rectify this situation by next year, as my first mission will be to plant as much of my existing seedbox as I can.

I love Alana's Vlad the Impaler theme too! That's what I enjoy most about this swap; folks are so creative with their names!

Updated list:

1. Drippy - themes:
Native American
Girls, girls, girls
Flying
Praise Garden
Kings, Queens, and the Royal Court
Moon
Hail Brittania
Ocean
Music
Everlasting
Gemstones
Astrology/astronomy
Herb

2. Pattygrow5 - themes:
Rare and unusual
Hey, Shorty!

3. Poisondartfrog - themes:
Poultry Garden
Vlad the Impaler
A Garden of Gourds
Bee Garden

4. Suecirish - themes:
Celtic Heritage Garden
Wicked Weird Garden
Butterfly, Bee, Bird
Herbal/Medicinal
Bog Garden

5. Dan_the_mailman - themes:
Tomato Garden
Got Grass???
Halloween Garden
Rose Red
Ain't It A Glorious Morning?

6. Stage_rat - themes:
Gold-digger
It Was a Dark and Sandy Site
Bone-Dry Botany
Beyond Boggy: The Pittttt of Despair


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Drippy, I just sent you an e-mail through the GW.
Reading the descriptions for all these theme gardens makes me want to get out and play in the dirt, but alas, it's fall in Michigan, which means I've got to put all the gardens to bed. Waaah! LOL! Yesterday I got the leaf-blower out and put a blanket of leaves over my halloween garden and garlic patch. Who knew growing garlic could be so easy???
Everyone have a great day! It's off to work for me!

Peace.
-Dan


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hello
I just have to play, but my themes have changed alittle this year
1. red and white garden(I have dropped the blue becouse they all seem to come out purple) this is for perennials only

2 red annual garden for the hummingbirds

3. orange flowers of any kind

4. purple and yellow butterfly garden

5 caterpillar garden( I have a list of caterpilar food plants on my wants list)

6. missouri wild flower garden

that should do it for me, thanks drippy
michelle


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Kim
Thanks for deciding to host the Theme Garden swap this year while at the same time dealing with another move. As you know in our earlier conversations last week, I'm most definitely in this Swap!!!

My Theme Garden Wishes – zone 4/5

Stand-up & Salute America! – Tall stately Red, White or Blue flowering plants. Plants that stand tall and erect, that in a slight breeze will wave our proud American colors showing we’re proud to be Americans.

Lets get Wet! – Plants that like to live in wet conditions. Area retains water after heavy rains and stays pretty moist without extra watering through summer. The site gets sun for most of the day too.

The Forgotten Patch! – Plants that are tolerant of being forgotten about for longer than a plant should. I have an area on southwest side of house that doesn’t get daily or regular watering as the back yard gardens do. The area is on the sunny side of the house but does get a good deal of shade from the big maples so that helps the plants that are there from the afternoon s

On the Dark Side! – Plants with dark colored leaves (maroon, burgundy and such) or dark colored flowers (black, maroon, brownish and such). If the leafs are dark the flowers can be any color and if the flowers are dark leafs can be any color.

Who’s That? – Plants that reference people’s names or have a designation such as Queen, King, Professor, Sir, Saint, Mrs., etc….. as part of their name.

Thanks
Sandy


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I would love to join-- I'll think about my themes and let you know Thanks clay_lady


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Hello All!
I've just been going through my new Thompson & Morgan seed catalog (don't you just love that new catalog smell???) and I'm going to add one more themed garden in the Spring. I think I'm going to call it "Space: the Final Frontier", and fill it with flowers with star-, space-, or ufo-related names. And who knows, maybe even put some spaceships and planets in it for garden art too.
Here's my updated list...

TOMATO GARDEN (love the different romas, but any are welcome)
GOT GRASS??? (ornamental grasses)
HALLOWEEN GARDEN (anything spooky looking or with a scary name, creeping filbert is the star in this one. also have plenty of black hollyhocks, would love some goblin eggs)
ROSE RED (growing all red roses, shades from blush to crimson)
AIN'T IT A GLORIUS MORNING? (establishing a re-seeding patch of morning glories around an old, up-ended stump)
SPACE: THE FINAL FRONTIER (flowers with star-, space-, or ufo-related names)

Talk to you all later! Scotty, beam me up!

-Dan


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Great to see participation growing! Here's the updated list:

1. Drippy - themes:
Native American
Girls, girls, girls
Flying
Praise Garden
Kings, Queens, and the Royal Court
Moon
Hail Brittania
Ocean
Music
Everlasting
Gemstones
Astrology/astronomy
Herb

2. Pattygrow5 - themes:
Rare and unusual
Hey, Shorty!

3. Poisondartfrog - themes:
Poultry Garden
Vlad the Impaler
A Garden of Gourds
Bee Garden

4. Suecirish - themes:
Celtic Heritage Garden
Wicked Weird Garden
Butterfly, Bee, Bird
Herbal/Medicinal
Bog Garden

5. Dan_the_mailman - themes:
Tomato Garden
Got Grass???
Halloween Garden
Rose Red
Ain't It A Glorious Morning?

6. Stage_rat - themes:
Gold-digger
It Was a Dark and Sandy Site
Bone-Dry Botany
Beyond Boggy: The Pittttt of Despair

7. Micyrey - themes:
Red & white perennial garden
Red annual garden for hummingbirds
Orange flowers
Purple and yellow butterfly garden
Caterpillar garden
Missouri Wildflower Garden

8. Sandysgardens - themes:
Stand-up & Salute America!
Let's Get Wet!
The Forgotten Patch!
On the Dark Side!
Who's That?

9. Clay_lady - themes:
(coming soon)

BTW, folks, Sandy posted her zone in her theme wishes - it's a good reminder. Please try to consider a person's zone when choosing plants for them. This is mostly an issue with perennials, but annuals with a long growing season - including long DTM tomatoes - may not fare well in the north unless we know people are starting seeds indoors.

There are some great ideas coming out here!


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Dan, I'll add your theme in the next updating!


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I too am looking forward to yet another fun filled swap! It is always so much fun looking through my seed box with a "fresh" set of wants/themes!
I will post my themes a little later.....
Thanks Kim for hosting this great swap again!

Julie


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Updated list:

1. Drippy - themes:
Native American
Girls, girls, girls
Flying
Praise Garden
Kings, Queens, and the Royal Court
Moon
Hail Brittania
Ocean
Music
Everlasting
Gemstones
Astrology/astronomy
Herb

2. Pattygrow5 - themes:
Rare and unusual
Hey, Shorty!

3. Poisondartfrog - themes:
Poultry Garden
Vlad the Impaler
A Garden of Gourds
Bee Garden

4. Suecirish - themes:
Celtic Heritage Garden
Wicked Weird Garden
Butterfly, Bee, Bird
Herbal/Medicinal
Bog Garden

5. Dan_the_mailman - themes:
Tomato Garden
Got Grass???
Halloween Garden
Rose Red
Ain't It A Glorious Morning?
Space: The Final Frontier

6. Stage_rat - themes:
Gold-digger
It Was a Dark and Sandy Site
Bone-Dry Botany
Beyond Boggy: The Pittttt of Despair

7. Micyrey - themes:
Red & white perennial garden
Red annual garden for hummingbirds
Orange flowers
Purple and yellow butterfly garden
Caterpillar garden
Missouri Wildflower Garden

8. Sandysgardens - themes:
Stand-up & Salute America!
Let's Get Wet!
The Forgotten Patch!
On the Dark Side!
Who's That?

9. Clay_lady - themes:
(coming soon)

10. Julie_mn - themes:
(coming soon)


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I'd like to join--sounds like fun. I don't really have any theme gardens, just a very large herb garden, but would love to create a few:
Tea Garden-any plant that can be used to make tea
Healing Garden-any plant with medicinal properties, including HOT peppers
I'd like the above gardens to include annuals, biennials & perennials-all are welcome.
Basil Garden-self explanatory. I love basil and would like to grow as many varieties as I can next year. I have seeds for lemon, christmas & blue spice basils so far.
Thanks for hosting this very interesting swap!


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I am like a little kid in the candy shop, checking in pretty regularly to see if there are any new players. :) Everyone who has signed up so far should have received an email from me; if you didn't, email me through my GW email.

Updated list:

1. Drippy - themes:
Native American
Girls, girls, girls
Flying
Praise Garden
Kings, Queens, and the Royal Court
Moon
Hail Brittania
Ocean
Music
Everlasting
Gemstones
Astrology/astronomy
Herb

2. Pattygrow5 - themes:
Rare and unusual
Hey, Shorty!

3. Poisondartfrog - themes:
Poultry Garden
Vlad the Impaler
A Garden of Gourds
Bee Garden

4. Suecirish - themes:
Celtic Heritage Garden
Wicked Weird Garden
Butterfly, Bee, Bird
Herbal/Medicinal
Bog Garden

5. Dan_the_mailman - themes:
Tomato Garden
Got Grass???
Halloween Garden
Rose Red
Ain't It A Glorious Morning?
Space: The Final Frontier

6. Stage_rat - themes:
Gold-digger
It Was a Dark and Sandy Site
Bone-Dry Botany
Beyond Boggy: The Pittttt of Despair

7. Micyrey - themes:
Red & white perennial garden
Red annual garden for hummingbirds
Orange flowers
Purple and yellow butterfly garden
Caterpillar garden
Missouri Wildflower Garden

8. Sandysgardens - themes:
Stand-up & Salute America!
Let's Get Wet!
The Forgotten Patch!
On the Dark Side!
Who's That?

9. Clay_lady - themes:
(coming soon)

10. Julie_mn - themes:
(coming soon)

11. Jaynine - themes:
Tea Garden
Healing Garden
Basil Garden

Keep 'em coming, folks!


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Of course I am going to join in!
Drippy, it was fun to fill in for you last year although I admit that I had no idea of all the seeds that arrive with a big seed swap like this. (Yes, there were days when I wondered what I had gotten myself into! LOL) Anyway, along with that I want to say a big thank you to our hostess for all the organization and time that this requires.

Okay, now for some themes:
Miniatures: Annuals, perennials, or veggies (I am looking at very small plants for this category - the smaller the better - obviously if it was a plant that was very large to start with - like a sunflower - and it has been "miniaturized" that is fine, too.)
Variegated: Again, annuals, perennials or veggies. These can have variegated leaves, variegated flowers, or variegated fruit/veggies.
Tea or Coffee: You can surprise me with what is sent on this one. Plants that can be used to make tea or coffee, plants with the name of tea or coffee or related words (teacup, latte, etc.) Words relating to cream, sugar, honey, lemon, etc. to add to the tea or coffee are fair game, too!
Law or Law Enforcement: Any plant names that relate to the study of law or activities of law enforcement - justice, court, badge, radar, etc. I really have not researched this one, so I know I will have some surpises.
Travel: Names that relate to travel or travel destinations. I love to travel but don't get to do it much - so maybe I can "pretend" with my travel garden. I am really enthusiastic about France, Italy, the Netherlands, and Quebec, Canada, so names reflecting those locations will be especially appreciated, but all travel destinations, words like passports, airplanes, trains, etc. will fit in nicely.

Thanks. I know we will have lots of fun working with the themes.

Jeanne


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Hi Drippy! I am so glad you are hosting this swap - it is one of my favorites...so please count me in!!!

My theme gardens this year will be:

1) GARDENWEB MEMBER'S FAVORITES (seeds from your favorite plants). I started this one last year, and would very much enjoy adding to this pretty garden.

2) RAINBOW FLOWER GARDEN - any color goes that grows!

Thanks again for hosting this fun swap, Drippy! - Lisa


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Hey Dan~What zone are you in?


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Updated list - if you see your name & themes here, but didn't get an email from me acknowledging your sign-up, please email me:

1. Drippy - themes:
Native American
Girls, girls, girls
Flying
Praise Garden
Kings, Queens, and the Royal Court
Moon
Hail Brittania
Ocean
Music
Everlasting
Gemstones
Astrology/astronomy
Herb

2. Pattygrow5 - themes:
Rare and unusual
Hey, Shorty!

3. Poisondartfrog - themes:
Poultry Garden
Vlad the Impaler
A Garden of Gourds
Bee Garden

4. Suecirish - themes:
Celtic Heritage Garden
Wicked Weird Garden
Butterfly, Bee, Bird
Herbal/Medicinal
Bog Garden

5. Dan_the_mailman - themes:
Tomato Garden
Got Grass???
Halloween Garden
Rose Red
Ain't It A Glorious Morning?
Space: The Final Frontier

6. Stage_rat - themes:
Gold-digger
It Was a Dark and Sandy Site
Bone-Dry Botany
Beyond Boggy: The Pittttt of Despair

7. Micyrey - themes:
Red & white perennial garden
Red annual garden for hummingbirds
Orange flowers
Purple and yellow butterfly garden
Caterpillar garden
Missouri Wildflower Garden

8. Sandysgardens - themes:
Stand-up & Salute America!
Let's Get Wet!
The Forgotten Patch!
On the Dark Side!
Who's That?

9. Clay_lady - themes:
(coming soon)

10. Julie_mn - themes:
(coming soon)

11. Jaynine - themes:
Tea Garden
Healing Garden
Basil Garden

12. Sandlapper_rose - themes:
Miniatures
Variegated
Tea or Coffee
Law or Law Enforcement
Travel

13. Lisam627_ohio_z6 - themes:
Gardenweb Member's Favorites
Rainbow Flower Garden


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This was so much fun last year! I'd love to join again!

The Trinity of Spices: Basil, Oregano & Parsley; I put them in everything!

Crazy Daisy, Lazy Daisy (these are actually nicknames I call one of my dogs depending on if she's lazy or feisty) Any daisy or daisy like flowers (daisies, coneflower, black eyed susans, gaillardia, cosmos, etc)

Three Sisters (beans, squash & corn)

So What's Weird Anyway? Any weird, odd or unusual edibles


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Kim I hope you don't mind but I would like to add a few I thought about it a little more
Reach For The Sky--flowering vines any but MGs unless they are special
Varigated plants--
Sun doesn't mean Yellow--any sunflowers except plain yellow
Thank you sorry for being a pain
Patty


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RE: NEW: Theme Garden Swap 2009

Of course I don't mind if you add a few, Patty - no pain at all!

Updated list - if you see your name & themes here, but didn't get an email from me acknowledging your sign-up, please email me:

1. Drippy - themes:
Native American
Girls, girls, girls
Flying
Praise Garden
Kings, Queens, and the Royal Court
Moon
Hail Brittania
Ocean
Music
Everlasting
Gemstones
Astrology/astronomy
Herb

2. Pattygrow5 - themes:
Rare and unusual
Hey, Shorty!
Reach for the Sky
Variegated Plants
Sun Doesn't Mean Yellow

3. Poisondartfrog - themes:
Poultry Garden
Vlad the Impaler
A Garden of Gourds
Bee Garden

4. Suecirish - themes:
Celtic Heritage Garden
Wicked Weird Garden
Butterfly, Bee, Bird
Herbal/Medicinal
Bog Garden

5. Dan_the_mailman - themes:
Tomato Garden
Got Grass???
Halloween Garden
Rose Red
Ain't It A Glorious Morning?
Space: The Final Frontier

6. Stage_rat - themes:
Gold-digger
It Was a Dark and Sandy Site
Bone-Dry Botany
Beyond Boggy: The Pittttt of Despair

7. Micyrey - themes:
Red & white perennial garden
Red annual garden for hummingbirds
Orange flowers
Purple and yellow butterfly garden
Caterpillar garden
Missouri Wildflower Garden

8. Sandysgardens - themes:
Stand-up & Salute America!
Let's Get Wet!
The Forgotten Patch!
On the Dark Side!
Who's That?

9. Clay_lady - themes:
(coming soon)

10. Julie_mn - themes:
(coming soon)

11. Jaynine - themes:
Tea Garden
Healing Garden
Basil Garden

12. Sandlapper_rose - themes:
Miniatures
Variegated
Tea or Coffee
Law or Law Enforcement
Travel

13. Lisam627_ohio_z6 - themes:
Gardenweb Member's Favorites
Rainbow Flower Garden

14. Booberry85 - themes:
The Trinity of Spices: Basil, Oregano & Parsley
Crazy Daisy, Lazy Daisy
Three Sisters
So What's Weird, Anyway?

As we get closer to the close of sign-ups, I will build a separate list with the theme descriptions people have given me, so you can all work with that, too.


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hello
thanks a bunch for the running list, it is a big help.
michelle


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RE: NEW: Theme Garden Swap 2009

People are coming up with some good themes!

I was taking a walk through the gardens today (above normal temps so taking advantage of it) and found a few plants I had forgotten I was waiting for the seed to ripen. Low and behold both of the varieties I harvested today are fun fits to several themes!!! That pumped me up so now the fun begins as I go through the seed boxes!!

Sandy


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this is so much fun!!!


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I'm in! I can't wait!

Barbi


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RE: NEW: Theme Garden Swap 2009

I think I may have thought up my themes for this year…

Variables-
"A variable is any entity that can take on different values. Anything that can vary can be considered a variable. For instance, age can be considered a variable because age can take different values for different people or for the same person at different times. " LOL - Truer words were never spoken,,,,,
My thoughts run more along the lines of, So ugly it’s cute- Too pretty to eat- One man’s trash is another’s treasure- So new or different to be known as rare- Oddities and freaks of nature!

Orientation-
Pronunciation: \ˌȯr-ē-ən-ˈtā-shən, -ˌen-\
Function: noun
1 a : the act or process of orienting or of being oriented b : the state of being oriented; broadly : arrangement, alignment
2 : a usually general or lasting direction of thought, inclination, or interest
3 : change of position by organs, organelles, or organisms in response to external stimulus
My thoughts are more along the lines of- depending on how you look at it- it could be Oriental, Asian, Himalayan, or maybe it really is from the Orient!! And quite possibly, my gardens could assume a change of position in response to this request….

Metallurgy-
"Is a domain that studies the physical and chemical behavior of metallic elements, their intermetallic compounds, and their mixtures, which are called alloys. Metallurgy is commonly used in the craft of metalworking."
My definition for this exchange- Metallic coloration with an urgency attached! Bronze, Gold, Silver, Pewter, Copper and more! Blooms, foliage, seeds, names- what ever! The jeweler in me begs for MORE!

So CROWS the RAVEN- Ever More
A tale of an on going saga of the relentless quest of seedy treasures of the genus Corvus in the family Corvidae.

Sugar n’ Spice-
The sugar part- the cute little edible flowers like nasturtiums, viola, borage and I bet there are a ton more! For spices- all kinds!

N’ Everything Nice-
As always- Your favs

I too am in Zone 4-5 like Sandy- And seem to have more drier sandier shade than sun- like StageRat...

Thanks

Julie


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Good morning! DH & I are going to shop for a place to garden today - just the preliminary stages, so we probably won't settle on anything yet unless something really jumps out at us.

Updated list - if you see your name & themes here, but didn't get an email from me acknowledging your sign-up, please email me:

1. Drippy - themes:
Native American
Girls, girls, girls
Flying
Praise Garden
Kings, Queens, and the Royal Court
Moon
Hail Brittania
Ocean
Music
Everlasting
Gemstones
Astrology/astronomy
Herb

2. Pattygrow5 - themes:
Rare and unusual
Hey, Shorty!
Reach for the Sky
Variegated Plants
Sun Doesn't Mean Yellow

3. Poisondartfrog - themes:
Poultry Garden
Vlad the Impaler
A Garden of Gourds
Bee Garden

4. Suecirish - themes:
Celtic Heritage Garden
Wicked Weird Garden
Butterfly, Bee, Bird
Herbal/Medicinal
Bog Garden

5. Dan_the_mailman - themes:
Tomato Garden
Got Grass???
Halloween Garden
Rose Red
Ain't It A Glorious Morning?
Space: The Final Frontier

6. Stage_rat - themes:
Gold-digger
It Was a Dark and Sandy Site
Bone-Dry Botany
Beyond Boggy: The Pittttt of Despair

7. Micyrey - themes:
Red & white perennial garden
Red annual garden for hummingbirds
Orange flowers
Purple and yellow butterfly garden
Caterpillar garden
Missouri Wildflower Garden

8. Sandysgardens - themes:
Stand-up & Salute America!
Let's Get Wet!
The Forgotten Patch!
On the Dark Side!
Who's That?

9. Clay_lady - themes:
(coming soon)

10. Julie_mn - themes:
Variables
Orientation
Metallurgy
So Crows the Raven
Sugar N' Spice
N' Everything Nice

11. Jaynine - themes:
Tea Garden
Healing Garden
Basil Garden

12. Sandlapper_rose - themes:
Miniatures
Variegated
Tea or Coffee
Law or Law Enforcement
Travel

13. Lisam627_ohio_z6 - themes:
Gardenweb Member's Favorites
Rainbow Flower Garden

14. Booberry85 - themes:
The Trinity of Spices: Basil, Oregano & Parsley
Crazy Daisy, Lazy Daisy
Three Sisters
So What's Weird, Anyway?

15. Strmywthr3 - themes:
(coming soon)


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It occurred to me that some people like to start gathering and packing early, so I am posting this theme description list as well, and will keep it updated as we go.

Theme Garden Themes By Description

Ain't It A Glorious Morning? - morning glory varieties – Dan_the_Mailman
Astrology/Astronomy – plants with names of zodiac signs or planets – Drippy
Basil Garden – Jaynine
Bee Garden – plants to attract/provide nectar for bees – Poisondartfrog
Beyond Boggy: The Pittttt of Despair – plants that can live in standing water – Stage_rat
Bog Garden – plants that like wet feet - Suecirish
Bone-Dry Botany – plants that like dry soil, more sun than shade – Stage_rat
Butterfly/Bee/Bird – attractive to, host plants – Suecirish
Caterpillar Garden – host plants for caterpillars – Micyrey
Celtic Heritage Garden – anything native to, or Celtic named, Ireland/Scotland/England/Wales, etc. - Suecirish
Crazy Daisy, Lazy Daisy – any daisy or daisy-like flowers – Booberry
Everlastings – plants for dried arrangements – Drippy
Flying – anything named or related to flight – Drippy
The Forgotten Patch – plants that thrive on neglect – Sandysgardens
A Garden of Gourds – ornamental gourds, pumpkins & squash for fall decorating – Poisondartfrog
Gardenweb Member's Favorites – Lisam627_ohio_z6
Gemstones – plants with precious or semi-precious gem names – Drippy
Girls, girls, girls – plants with girls' names – Drippy
Gold-digger – gold foliage, variegated and gold, gold-edged, or chartreuse foliage – Stage_rat
Got Grass? - ornamental grasses - Dan_the_Mailman
Hail Brittania – similar to Celtic, including plants reminiscent of English gardens - Drippy
Halloween Garden – spooky, scary, black, goblin eggs – Dan_the_Mailman
Healing Garden – medicinal plants, including hot peppers – Jaynine
Herbs/Medicinal Herbs – Suecirish, Drippy
Hey, Shorty – short plants, but not ground covers Pattygrow5
Hummingbird Garden – red annuals – Micyrey
It Was a Dark and Sandy Site – plants for dry shade, with neat blooms/foliage – Stage_rat
Kings, Queens, and the Royal Court – names, castles, etc – Drippy
Law or Law Enforcement – plants named or related to these ideas – Sandlapper_Rose
Let's Get Wet – plants that live in very wet condition, more sun than shade – Sandysgardens
Metallurgy – metallic colored blooms, foliage, seeds – gold, silver, copper, pewter, etc. - Julie_mn
Miniatures – the smaller the better – Sandlapper_Rose
Missouri Wildflower Garden – Micyrey
Moon Garden – all whites - Drippy
Music – plants with musical names – Drippy
Native American – plants with tribal names, or historically used by, Native Americans – Drippy
N' Everything Nice – your favorites – Julie_mn
Ocean – in the name, or that grow on/near beach – Drippy
On The Dark Side! - plants with maroon, burgundy foliage or maroon/black flowers – Sandysgardens
Orange flowers – Micyrey
Orientation – named or from the Orient, Asia, Himalayas, OR something related to a change in position – Julie_mn
Poultry Garden – plants that reference chickens, ducks, turkey, eggs, etc – Poisondartfrog
Praise Garden – plants with praise/joy words in the name – Drippy
Purple and Yellow Butterfly Garden – Micyrey
Rainbow Flower Garden – any color that grows – Lisam627_ohio_z6
Rare and Unusual – rarer plants, or things that look different or weird Pattygrow5
Reach for the Sky – flowering vines except for morning glories – Pattygrow5
Red and White Garden – red and white perennials – Micyrey
Rose Red – red rose varieties – Dan_the_Mailman
So Crows the Raven: Evermore! - names or related to the genus corvus in family corvidae (crows, ravens, etc) – Julie_mn
So What's Weird, Anyway? - weird, odd, unusual edibles – Booberry
Space: The Final Frontier – plants with space-related names – Dan_the_Mailman
Stand Up and Salute America! - tall, stately red, white & blue plants – Sandysgardens
Sugar N' Spice – cute edible flowers, and spices of all kinds – Julie_mn
Sun Doesn't Mean Yellow – any sunflowers that aren't plain yellow – Pattygrow5
Tea Garden – any plant used to make tea – Jaynine
Tea or Coffee – plants named or used to make tea or coffee – Sandlapper_Rose
Three Sisters: Beans, Squash, Corn – Booberry
Tomato Garden – Dan_the_Mailman
Trinity of Spices: Basil, Oregano, Parsley – varieties of same – Booberry
Travel – plants named with travel destinations or related to travel – Sandlapper_Rose
Variables – so ugly it's cute, too pretty to eat, one man's trash is another's treasure, so new or different it's rare, etc. - Julie_mn
Variegated Plants – Sandlapper_Rose, Pattygrow5
Vlad the Impaler – plants with spiky forms like digitalis, salvias, liatris, etc – Poisondartfrog
Who's That? - plants that reference people's names, or have title like King, St., Mrs., etc – Sandysgardens
Wicked Weird – named or relating to magic, witchy, supernatural – Suecirish


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wow

we've been busy, haven't we?


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RE: NEW: Theme Garden Swap 2009

That list by description is GREAT! Thanks! It will be a very helpful way to keep track of which seeds to include.


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RE: NEW: Theme Garden Swap 2009

It's a bit of work at first, but then, as long as I check in regularly and keep up with new players, it's just a matter of copy & paste.


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RE: NEW: Theme Garden Swap 2009

Well Drippy,

Since you posted by description it makes it easier for me to decide, maybe I'll jump in since I have time to put some packets together.

My themes:

1. See and Say - anything that has a name that is difficult to pronounce but is especially lovely to you.

2. Hooray for the Red, White and Blue - anything red white or bluish that is compatible and can be grown together.

3. Thanks for the Memories - a plant that you would put in a memorial garden because it holds special significance for you.

4. Sizzle & Spice - plants that love the heat and sun for my outlaw curbside bed.

5. Double the Fun - flowers that have a double bloom.

That's all I can think of for now, thanks.

La Donna


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Wow, the list of theme gardens is great, thanks for putting it together Kim.

I was telling one of my sisters about the Theme Garden Swap and she loves everyones themes. She told me I should have one more theme called Grand(ma) since I constantly have the grandchildren (3 1/2yrs & 8 months) out in the gardens. I like the idea, so if possible I would like to add one more theme to my theme list.

Grand(ma) - Plants with the word Grand as part of its name. Grand can be in/part of its common name, species name, cultiver name, type of variety ........

Having fun!

Sandy


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I have a question - it is about whether vegetable and herb seeds can be included if they relate to the theme but no mention was made of them in the list.
For example, tomatoes have all sorts of great names, but if a person did not say they grow veggies, is it still okay to send them? Should I check further on their want list to see if they seem to grow herbs or veggies?
As for me, I am fine with any kind of seeds, but I know that some people only grow flowers.
Thanks for clarification.

Great themes! I love looking at all the creative ideas.

Jeanne


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La Donna, I have sent you an email, and will add you to the list later (busy right now) - Sandy, I'll add your theme as well.

Good question, Jeanne - it was my intention that this swap should include a well-rounded variety. I have received some great veggies in the past relating to my themes (e.g., Tomato, "Chelo" - for my music garden - ok, not the same spelling as the instrument, but I understood, and it gave me a big smile!)

I personally am becoming more and more interested in the concept of potager gardening anyhow - mixing flowers & edibles - it syncs well with companion planting to keep pests under control. Someday (hopefully before I'm 103) I'll be good at all this stuff!


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Updated list - if you see your name & themes here, but didn't get an email from me acknowledging your sign-up, please email me:

1. Drippy - themes:
Native American
Girls, girls, girls
Flying
Praise Garden
Kings, Queens, and the Royal Court
Moon
Hail Brittania
Ocean
Music
Everlasting
Gemstones
Astrology/astronomy
Herb

2. Pattygrow5 - themes:
Rare and unusual
Hey, Shorty!
Reach for the Sky
Variegated Plants
Sun Doesn't Mean Yellow

3. Poisondartfrog - themes:
Poultry Garden
Vlad the Impaler
A Garden of Gourds
Bee Garden

4. Suecirish - themes:
Celtic Heritage Garden
Wicked Weird Garden
Butterfly, Bee, Bird
Herbal/Medicinal
Bog Garden

5. Dan_the_mailman - themes:
Tomato Garden
Got Grass???
Halloween Garden
Rose Red
Ain't It A Glorious Morning?
Space: The Final Frontier

6. Stage_rat - themes:
Gold-digger
It Was a Dark and Sandy Site
Bone-Dry Botany
Beyond Boggy: The Pittttt of Despair

7. Micyrey - themes:
Red & white perennial garden
Red annual garden for hummingbirds
Orange flowers
Purple and yellow butterfly garden
Caterpillar garden
Missouri Wildflower Garden

8. Sandysgardens - themes:
Stand-up & Salute America!
Let's Get Wet!
The Forgotten Patch!
On the Dark Side!
Who's That?
Grand(ma) Garden

9. Clay_lady - themes:
(coming soon)

10. Julie_mn - themes:
Variables
Orientation
Metallurgy
So Crows the Raven
Sugar N' Spice
N' Everything Nice

11. Jaynine - themes:
Tea Garden
Healing Garden
Basil Garden

12. Sandlapper_rose - themes:
Miniatures
Variegated
Tea or Coffee
Law or Law Enforcement
Travel

13. Lisam627_ohio_z6 - themes:
Gardenweb Member's Favorites
Rainbow Flower Garden

14. Booberry85 - themes:
The Trinity of Spices: Basil, Oregano & Parsley
Crazy Daisy, Lazy Daisy
Three Sisters
So What's Weird, Anyway?

15. Strmywthr3 - themes:
(coming soon)

16. Chitownladyd - themes:
See and Say
Hooray for the Red, White and Blue
Thanks for the Memories
Sizzle and Spice
Double the Fun


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Theme Garden Themes By Description

Ain't It A Glorious Morning? - morning glory varieties – Dan_the_Mailman
Astrology/Astronomy – plants with names of zodiac signs or planets – Drippy
Basil Garden – Jaynine
Bee Garden – plants to attract/provide nectar for bees – Poisondartfrog
Beyond Boggy: The Pittttt of Despair – plants that can live in standing water – Stage_rat
Bog Garden – plants that like wet feet - Suecirish
Bone-Dry Botany – plants that like dry soil, more sun than shade – Stage_rat
Butterfly/Bee/Bird – attractive to, host plants – Suecirish
Caterpillar Garden – host plants for caterpillars – Micyrey
Celtic Heritage Garden – anything native to, or Celtic named, Ireland/Scotland/England/Wales, etc. - Suecirish
Crazy Daisy, Lazy Daisy – any daisy or daisy-like flowers – Booberry
Double the Fun – flowers that have a double bloom – Chitownladyd
Everlastings – plants for dried arrangements – Drippy
Flying – anything named or related to flight – Drippy
The Forgotten Patch – plants that thrive on neglect – Sandysgardens
A Garden of Gourds – ornamental gourds, pumpkins & squash for fall decorating – Poisondartfrog
Gardenweb Member's Favorites – Lisam627_ohio_z6
Gemstones – plants with precious or semi-precious gem names – Drippy
Girls, girls, girls – plants with girls' names – Drippy
Gold-digger – gold foliage, variegated and gold, gold-edged, or chartreuse foliage – Stage_rat
Got Grass? - ornamental grasses - Dan_the_Mailman
Grand(ma) – plants with "grand" as part of common, species, cultivar, variety name – Sandysgardens
Hail Brittania – similar to Celtic, including plants reminiscent of English gardens - Drippy
Halloween Garden – spooky, scary, black, goblin eggs – Dan_the_Mailman
Healing Garden – medicinal plants, including hot peppers – Jaynine
Herbs/Medicinal Herbs – Suecirish, Drippy
Hey, Shorty – short plants, but not ground covers Pattygrow5
Hooray for the Red, White & Blue – red, white, blue(ish) flowers that work together – Chitownladyd
Hummingbird Garden – red annuals – Micyrey
It Was a Dark and Sandy Site – plants for dry shade, with neat blooms/foliage – Stage_rat
Kings, Queens, and the Royal Court – names, castles, etc – Drippy
Law or Law Enforcement – plants named or related to these ideas – Sandlapper_Rose
Let's Get Wet – plants that live in very wet condition, more sun than shade – Sandysgardens
Metallurgy – metallic colored blooms, foliage, seeds – gold, silver, copper, pewter, etc. - Julie_mn
Miniatures – the smaller the better – Sandlapper_Rose
Missouri Wildflower Garden – Micyrey
Moon Garden – all whites - Drippy
Music – plants with musical names – Drippy
Native American – plants with tribal names, or historically used by, Native Americans – Drippy
N' Everything Nice – your favorites – Julie_mn
Ocean – in the name, or that grow on/near beach – Drippy
On The Dark Side! - plants with maroon, burgundy foliage or maroon/black flowers – Sandysgardens
Orange flowers – Micyrey
Orientation – named or from the Orient, Asia, Himalayas, OR something related to a change in position – Julie_mn
Poultry Garden – plants that reference chickens, ducks, turkey, eggs, etc – Poisondartfrog
Praise Garden – plants with praise/joy words in the name – Drippy
Purple and Yellow Butterfly Garden – Micyrey
Rainbow Flower Garden – any color that grows – Lisam627_ohio_z6
Rare and Unusual – rarer plants, or things that look different or weird Pattygrow5
Reach for the Sky – flowering vines except for morning glories – Pattygrow5
Red and White Garden – red and white perennials – Micyrey
Rose Red – red rose varieties – Dan_the_Mailman
See and Say – plant name is difficult to pronounce but lovely to you – Chitownladyd
Sizzle & Spice – plants that will take a lot of sun & heat – Chitownladyd
So Crows the Raven: Evermore! - names or related to the genus corvus in family corvidae (crows, ravens, etc) – Julie_mn
So What's Weird, Anyway? - weird, odd, unusual edibles – Booberry
Space: The Final Frontier – plants with space-related names – Dan_the_Mailman
Stand Up and Salute America! - tall, stately red, white & blue plants – Sandysgardens
Sugar N' Spice – cute edible flowers, and spices of all kinds – Julie_mn
Sun Doesn't Mean Yellow – any sunflowers that aren't plain yellow – Pattygrow5
Tea Garden – any plant used to make tea – Jaynine
Tea or Coffee – plants named or used to make tea or coffee – Sandlapper_Rose
Thanks for the Memories – plants with special meaning to you that might be in a memorial garden – Chitownladyd
Three Sisters: Beans, Squash, Corn – Booberry
Tomato Garden – Dan_the_Mailman
Trinity of Spices: Basil, Oregano, Parsley – varieties of same – Booberry
Travel – plants named with travel destinations or related to travel – Sandlapper_Rose
Variables – so ugly it's cute, too pretty to eat, one man's trash is another's treasure, so new or different it's rare, etc. - Julie_mn
Variegated Plants – Sandlapper_Rose, Pattygrow5
Vlad the Impaler – plants with spiky forms like digitalis, salvias, liatris, etc – Poisondartfrog
Who's That? - plants that reference people's names, or have title like King, St., Mrs., etc – Sandysgardens
Wicked Weird – named or relating to magic, witchy, supernatural – Suecirish


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That alphabetical list of themes makes going through my seeds so easy! Thanks!

Peace.
-Dan


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Good - that was the idea! :)


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I went through my seeds last night and found a bunch of people I can help out. Now I just need to know where to send them... ((GRIN))


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I only hope my lists aren't intimidating more people from signing up. If you are a lurker, and have been considering joining in, please remember that you do not have to have something for every theme, or every person even - just send what you can that seems appropriate to a theme, and I will make sure the distribution is worked out so that it is fair.

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I'd like to join. My themes are:
1) High Noon: plants for hot, dry, sunny sites such as salvias, agastaches, scutellarias,penstemons
2)Rebecca's Garden: flowers with "Rebecca" or its derivatives (Becca, Becky) in their name (already have shasta daisy "Becky").
3)Shady Ladies: plants for shade.
Thanks,
Susan.


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Welcome Susan! I have sent you an email.

Updated list - if you see your name & themes here, but didn't get an email from me acknowledging your sign-up, please email me:

1. Drippy - themes:
Native American
Girls, girls, girls
Flying
Praise Garden
Kings, Queens, and the Royal Court
Moon
Hail Brittania
Ocean
Music
Everlasting
Gemstones
Astrology/astronomy
Herb

2. Pattygrow5 - themes:
Rare and unusual
Hey, Shorty!
Reach for the Sky
Variegated Plants
Sun Doesn't Mean Yellow

3. Poisondartfrog - themes:
Poultry Garden
Vlad the Impaler
A Garden of Gourds
Bee Garden

4. Suecirish - themes:
Celtic Heritage Garden
Wicked Weird Garden
Butterfly, Bee, Bird
Herbal/Medicinal
Bog Garden

5. Dan_the_mailman - themes:
Tomato Garden
Got Grass???
Halloween Garden
Rose Red
Ain't It A Glorious Morning?
Space: The Final Frontier

6. Stage_rat - themes:
Gold-digger
It Was a Dark and Sandy Site
Bone-Dry Botany
Beyond Boggy: The Pittttt of Despair

7. Micyrey - themes:
Red & white perennial garden
Red annual garden for hummingbirds
Orange flowers
Purple and yellow butterfly garden
Caterpillar garden
Missouri Wildflower Garden

8. Sandysgardens - themes:
Stand-up & Salute America!
Let's Get Wet!
The Forgotten Patch!
On the Dark Side!
Who's That?
Grand(ma) Garden

9. Clay_lady - themes:
(coming soon)

10. Julie_mn - themes:
Variables
Orientation
Metallurgy
So Crows the Raven
Sugar N' Spice
N' Everything Nice

11. Jaynine - themes:
Tea Garden
Healing Garden
Basil Garden

12. Sandlapper_rose - themes:
Miniatures
Variegated
Tea or Coffee
Law or Law Enforcement
Travel

13. Lisam627_ohio_z6 - themes:
Gardenweb Member's Favorites
Rainbow Flower Garden

14. Booberry85 - themes:
The Trinity of Spices: Basil, Oregano & Parsley
Crazy Daisy, Lazy Daisy
Three Sisters
So What's Weird, Anyway?

15. Strmywthr3 - themes:
(coming soon)

16. Chitownladyd - themes:
See and Say
Hooray for the Red, White and Blue
Thanks for the Memories
Sizzle and Spice
Double the Fun

17. Browneyedsusan - themes:
High Noon
Rebecca's Garden
Shady Ladies


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Theme Garden Themes By Description

Ain't It A Glorious Morning? - morning glory varieties – Dan_the_Mailman
Astrology/Astronomy – plants with names of zodiac signs or planets – Drippy
Basil Garden – Jaynine
Bee Garden – plants to attract/provide nectar for bees – Poisondartfrog
Beyond Boggy: The Pittttt of Despair – plants that can live in standing water – Stage_rat
Bog Garden – plants that like wet feet - Suecirish
Bone-Dry Botany – plants that like dry soil, more sun than shade – Stage_rat
Butterfly/Bee/Bird – attractive to, host plants – Suecirish
Caterpillar Garden – host plants for caterpillars – Micyrey
Celtic Heritage Garden – anything native to, or Celtic named, Ireland/Scotland/England/Wales, etc. - Suecirish
Crazy Daisy, Lazy Daisy – any daisy or daisy-like flowers – Booberry
Double the Fun – flowers that have a double bloom – Chitownladyd
Everlastings – plants for dried arrangements – Drippy
Flying – anything named or related to flight – Drippy
The Forgotten Patch – plants that thrive on neglect – Sandysgardens
A Garden of Gourds – ornamental gourds, pumpkins & squash for fall decorating – Poisondartfrog
Gardenweb Member's Favorites – Lisam627_ohio_z6
Gemstones – plants with precious or semi-precious gem names – Drippy
Girls, girls, girls – plants with girls' names – Drippy
Gold-digger – gold foliage, variegated and gold, gold-edged, or chartreuse foliage – Stage_rat
Got Grass? - ornamental grasses - Dan_the_Mailman
Grand(ma) – plants with "grand" as part of common, species, cultivar, variety name – Sandysgardens
Hail Brittania – similar to Celtic, including plants reminiscent of English gardens - Drippy
Halloween Garden – spooky, scary, black, goblin eggs – Dan_the_Mailman
Healing Garden – medicinal plants, including hot peppers – Jaynine
Herbs/Medicinal Herbs – Suecirish, Drippy
Hey, Shorty – short plants, but not ground covers Pattygrow5
High Noon - plants for hot, dry, sunny sites such as salvias, agastaches, scutellarias,penstemons - Browneyedsusan
Hooray for the Red, White & Blue – red, white, blue(ish) flowers that work together – Chitownladyd
Hummingbird Garden – red annuals – Micyrey
It Was a Dark and Sandy Site – plants for dry shade, with neat blooms/foliage – Stage_rat
Kings, Queens, and the Royal Court – names, castles, etc – Drippy
Law or Law Enforcement – plants named or related to these ideas – Sandlapper_Rose
Let's Get Wet – plants that live in very wet condition, more sun than shade – Sandysgardens
Metallurgy – metallic colored blooms, foliage, seeds – gold, silver, copper, pewter, etc. - Julie_mn
Miniatures – the smaller the better – Sandlapper_Rose
Missouri Wildflower Garden – Micyrey
Moon Garden – all whites - Drippy
Music – plants with musical names – Drippy
Native American – plants with tribal names, or historically used by, Native Americans – Drippy
N' Everything Nice – your favorites – Julie_mn
Ocean – in the name, or that grow on/near beach – Drippy
On The Dark Side! - plants with maroon, burgundy foliage or maroon/black flowers – Sandysgardens
Orange flowers – Micyrey
Orientation – named or from the Orient, Asia, Himalayas, OR something related to a change in position – Julie_mn
Poultry Garden – plants that reference chickens, ducks, turkey, eggs, etc – Poisondartfrog
Praise Garden – plants with praise/joy words in the name – Drippy
Purple and Yellow Butterfly Garden – Micyrey
Rainbow Flower Garden – any color that grows – Lisam627_ohio_z6
Rare and Unusual – rarer plants, or things that look different or weird Pattygrow5
Reach for the Sky – flowering vines except for morning glories – Pattygrow5
Rebecca's Garden - flowers with Rebecca, Becca, Becky in the name except shasta "Becky" - Browneyedsusan
Red and White Garden – red and white perennials – Micyrey
Rose Red – red rose varieties – Dan_the_Mailman
See and Say – plant name is difficult to pronounce but lovely to you – Chitownladyd
Shady Ladies - plants for shade - Browneyedsusan
Sizzle & Spice – plants that will take a lot of sun & heat – Chitownladyd
So Crows the Raven: Evermore! - names or related to the genus corvus in family corvidae (crows, ravens, etc) – Julie_mn
So What's Weird, Anyway? - weird, odd, unusual edibles – Booberry
Space: The Final Frontier – plants with space-related names – Dan_the_Mailman
Stand Up and Salute America! - tall, stately red, white & blue plants – Sandysgardens
Sugar N' Spice – cute edible flowers, and spices of all kinds – Julie_mn
Sun Doesn't Mean Yellow – any sunflowers that aren't plain yellow – Pattygrow5
Tea Garden – any plant used to make tea – Jaynine
Tea or Coffee – plants named or used to make tea or coffee – Sandlapper_Rose
Thanks for the Memories – plants with special meaning to you that might be in a memorial garden – Chitownladyd
Three Sisters: Beans, Squash, Corn – Booberry
Tomato Garden – Dan_the_Mailman
Trinity of Spices: Basil, Oregano, Parsley – varieties of same – Booberry
Travel – plants named with travel destinations or related to travel – Sandlapper_Rose
Variables – so ugly it's cute, too pretty to eat, one man's trash is another's treasure, so new or different it's rare, etc. - Julie_mn
Variegated Plants – Sandlapper_Rose, Pattygrow5
Vlad the Impaler – plants with spiky forms like digitalis, salvias, liatris, etc – Poisondartfrog
Who's That? - plants that reference people's names, or have title like King, St., Mrs., etc – Sandysgardens
Wicked Weird – named or relating to magic, witchy, supernatural – Suecirish

As more players join, we are beginning to see a little crossover in the themes - I am still posting them all by name, though, because I think the names you all think up are really neat!


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RE: NEW: Theme Garden Swap 2009

I said I wasnt going to join anymore swaps this year but i just cant resist this one
My Themes are
red perennial bed
herb garden
fairy garden
childrens garden(sunflowers,peanuts,gourds
spook garden(transvania,ghost,boo
fruit garden
lily of the valley(any daylily,oriental,asiatic
green green grass of home(any ornamental grass
anatomy garden!!!(peter peppers,clitorea ternatea,painted tongue(any body parts
chocolate garden(any plant with the name chocolate in it


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RE: NEW: Theme Garden Swap 2009

Finally someone says "Chocolate"!.... or sweet tooth garden aka candybox(all things w/candy or sweet in the name...or even dianthus Valentine brings to mind sweets) or an ice cream palor garden(Strawberry Parfait dianthus comes to mind and I believe there's some celosias w/ fruit names and I have an annual chrysanthemum named Coconut Ice).

When my youngest DGD was little,she loved Nemo and I had planned to do her an "Under the Sea" garden...never got around to it but I had in mind grasses for seaweed,brain type celosia for coral reef,mini yellow daylilies for starfish,blue fescue for sea urchins and so on.

Peggy


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RE: NEW: Theme Garden Swap 2009

Yay!! I was hoping someone could host this.

My themes are:

Reseeders- any flowers that will keep on giving
Red, Red & Red- you get the idea.
Butterfly & Hummingbird
Lucky- anything with Lucky in the name. I just lost my 12 yr old dog, Lucky. He's part of my garden now & I want to honor him.

Beverly Zone 10


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RE: NEW: Theme Garden Swap 2009

This sounds interesting.

I have a few things to contribute.

Themes I'm interested in are:

Big Leaves
silver leaf (whole leaf or spots/varigations.

Chris


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RE: NEW: Theme Garden Swap 2009

I'm joining. I hope I have this right. Here are my theme's.

1. Scent's in the Air
2. Pepper Rally
3. Anything Goes
4. The couch tomato

Linda


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RE: NEW: Theme Garden Swap 2009

Woohoo, new players! Welcome Velsgarden, Shellfreak, Grandmachris, and Roper2008. Grandmachris, I have no way to email you, so please email me through my GW page - I have been getting my emails pretty reliably through them.

Updated list - if you see your name & themes here, but didn't get an email from me acknowledging your sign-up, please email me:

1. Drippy - themes:
Native American
Girls, girls, girls
Flying
Praise Garden
Kings, Queens, and the Royal Court
Moon
Hail Brittania
Ocean
Music
Everlasting
Gemstones
Astrology/astronomy
Herb

2. Pattygrow5 - themes:
Rare and unusual
Hey, Shorty!
Reach for the Sky
Variegated Plants
Sun Doesn't Mean Yellow

3. Poisondartfrog - themes:
Poultry Garden
Vlad the Impaler
A Garden of Gourds
Bee Garden

4. Suecirish - themes:
Celtic Heritage Garden
Wicked Weird Garden
Butterfly, Bee, Bird
Herbal/Medicinal
Bog Garden

5. Dan_the_mailman - themes:
Tomato Garden
Got Grass???
Halloween Garden
Rose Red
Ain't It A Glorious Morning?
Space: The Final Frontier

6. Stage_rat - themes:
Gold-digger
It Was a Dark and Sandy Site
Bone-Dry Botany
Beyond Boggy: The Pittttt of Despair

7. Micyrey - themes:
Red & white perennial garden
Red annual garden for hummingbirds
Orange flowers
Purple and yellow butterfly garden
Caterpillar garden
Missouri Wildflower Garden

8. Sandysgardens - themes:
Stand-up & Salute America!
Let's Get Wet!
The Forgotten Patch!
On the Dark Side!
Who's That?
Grand(ma) Garden

9. Clay_lady - themes:
(coming soon)

10. Julie_mn - themes:
Variables
Orientation
Metallurgy
So Crows the Raven
Sugar N' Spice
N' Everything Nice

11. Jaynine - themes:
Tea Garden
Healing Garden
Basil Garden

12. Sandlapper_rose - themes:
Miniatures
Variegated
Tea or Coffee
Law or Law Enforcement
Travel

13. Lisam627_ohio_z6 - themes:
Gardenweb Member's Favorites
Rainbow Flower Garden

14. Booberry85 - themes:
The Trinity of Spices: Basil, Oregano & Parsley
Crazy Daisy, Lazy Daisy
Three Sisters
So What's Weird, Anyway?

15. Strmywthr3 - themes:
(coming soon)

16. Chitownladyd - themes:
See and Say
Hooray for the Red, White and Blue
Thanks for the Memories
Sizzle and Spice
Double the Fun

17. Browneyedsusan - themes:
High Noon
Rebecca's Garden
Shady Ladies

18. Velsgarden - themes:
Red Perennial Bed
Herb Garden
Fairy Garden
Children's Garden
Spook Garden
Lily of the Valley
Green Green Grass of Home
Anatomy Garden
Chocolate Garden

19. Shellfreak - themes:
Reseeders
Red, Red & Red
Butterfly and Hummingbird
Lucky

20. Grandmachris - themes:
Big Leaves
Silver Leaves

21. Roper2008 - themes:
Scent's In The Air
Pepper Rally
Anything Goes
The Couch Tomato


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Theme Garden Themes By Description

Ain't It A Glorious Morning? - morning glory varieties – Dan_the_Mailman
Anatomy Garden – peter peppers, clitoria ternatea, painted tongue, any body parts – Velsgarden
Anything Goes – Roper2008
Astrology/Astronomy – plants with names of zodiac signs or planets – Drippy
Basil Garden – Jaynine
Bee Garden – plants to attract/provide nectar for bees – Poisondartfrog
Beyond Boggy: The Pittttt of Despair – plants that can live in standing water – Stage_rat
Big Leaves – Grandmachris
Bog Garden – plants that like wet feet - Suecirish
Bone-Dry Botany – plants that like dry soil, more sun than shade – Stage_rat
Butterfly/Bee/Bird – attractive to, host plants – Suecirish
Butterfly & Hummingbird – Shellfreak
Caterpillar Garden – host plants for caterpillars – Micyrey
Celtic Heritage Garden – anything native to, or Celtic named, Ireland/Scotland/England/Wales, etc. - Suecirish
Children's Garden (Sunflowers, Peanuts, Gourds) – Velsgarden
Chocolate Garden – anything with chocolate in the name – Velsgarden
The Couch Tomato – Roper2008
Crazy Daisy, Lazy Daisy – any daisy or daisy-like flowers – Booberry
Double the Fun – flowers that have a double bloom – Chitownladyd
Everlastings – plants for dried arrangements – Drippy
Fairy Garden – Velsgarden
Flying – anything named or related to flight – Drippy
Fruit Garden – Velsgarden
The Forgotten Patch – plants that thrive on neglect – Sandysgardens
A Garden of Gourds – ornamental gourds, pumpkins & squash for fall decorating – Poisondartfrog
Gardenweb Member's Favorites – Lisam627_ohio_z6
Gemstones – plants with precious or semi-precious gem names – Drippy
Girls, girls, girls – plants with girls' names – Drippy
Gold-digger – gold foliage, variegated and gold, gold-edged, or chartreuse foliage – Stage_rat
Got Grass? - ornamental grasses - Dan_the_Mailman
Grand(ma) – plants with "grand" as part of common, species, cultivar, variety name – Sandysgardens
Green, Green Grass of Home – ornamental grasses – Velsgarden
Hail Brittania – similar to Celtic, including plants reminiscent of English gardens - Drippy
Halloween Garden – spooky, scary, black, goblin eggs – Dan_the_Mailman
Healing Garden – medicinal plants, including hot peppers – Jaynine
Herbs/Medicinal Herbs – Suecirish, Drippy, Velsgarden
Hey, Shorty – short plants, but not ground covers Pattygrow5
High Noon – plants for hot, dry, sunny sites like salvias, agastaches, scutellarias, penstemons – Browneyedsusan
Hooray for the Red, White & Blue – red, white, blue(ish) flowers that work together – Chitownladyd
Hummingbird Garden – red annuals – Micyrey
It Was a Dark and Sandy Site – plants for dry shade, with neat blooms/foliage – Stage_rat
Kings, Queens, and the Royal Court – names, castles, etc – Drippy
Law or Law Enforcement – plants named or related to these ideas – Sandlapper_Rose
Let's Get Wet – plants that live in very wet condition, more sun than shade – Sandysgardens
Lily of the Valley - daylily, oriental, asiatic – Velsgarden
Lucky – anything with Lucky in the name – Shellfreak
Metallurgy – metallic colored blooms, foliage, seeds – gold, silver, copper, pewter, etc. - Julie_mn
Miniatures – the smaller the better – Sandlapper_Rose
Missouri Wildflower Garden – Micyrey
Moon Garden – all whites - Drippy
Music – plants with musical names – Drippy
Native American – plants with tribal names, or historically used by, Native Americans – Drippy
N' Everything Nice – your favorites – Julie_mn
Ocean – in the name, or that grow on/near beach – Drippy
On The Dark Side! - plants with maroon, burgundy foliage or maroon/black flowers – Sandysgardens
Orange flowers – Micyrey
Orientation – named or from the Orient, Asia, Himalayas, OR something related to a change in position – Julie_mn
Pepper Rally – Roper2008
Poultry Garden – plants that reference chickens, ducks, turkey, eggs, etc – Poisondartfrog
Praise Garden – plants with praise/joy words in the name – Drippy
Purple and Yellow Butterfly Garden – Micyrey
Rainbow Flower Garden – any color that grows – Lisam627_ohio_z6
Rare and Unusual – rarer plants, or things that look different or weird Pattygrow5
Reach for the Sky – flowering vines except for morning glories – Pattygrow5
Rebecca's Garden – flowers with Rebecca, Becca, Becky in the name, except shasta "Becky" – Browneyedsusan
Red Perennial Bed – Velsgarden
Red and White Garden – red and white perennials – Micyrey
Red, Red, Red – Shellfreak
Reseeders – flowers that reseed – Shellfreak
Rose Red – red rose varieties – Dan_the_Mailman
Scent's In The Air – Roper2008
See and Say – plant name is difficult to pronounce but lovely to you – Chitownladyd
Shady Ladies – plants for shade – Browneyedsusan
Silver Leaf – whole leaf is silver, or spots/variegations – Grandmachris
Sizzle & Spice – plants that will take a lot of sun & heat – Chitownladyd
So Crows the Raven: Evermore! - names or related to the genus corvus in family corvidae (crows, ravens, etc) – Julie_mn
So What's Weird, Anyway? - weird, odd, unusual edibles – Booberry
Space: The Final Frontier – plants with space-related names – Dan_the_Mailman
Spook Garden (Transylvania, Ghost, Boo) – Velsgarden
Stand Up and Salute America! - tall, stately red, white & blue plants – Sandysgardens
Sugar N' Spice – cute edible flowers, and spices of all kinds – Julie_mn
Sun Doesn't Mean Yellow – any sunflowers that aren't plain yellow – Pattygrow5
Tea Garden – any plant used to make tea – Jaynine
Tea or Coffee – plants named or used to make tea or coffee – Sandlapper_Rose
Thanks for the Memories – plants with special meaning to you that might be in a memorial garden – Chitownladyd
Three Sisters: Beans, Squash, Corn – Booberry
Tomato Garden – Dan_the_Mailman
Trinity of Spices: Basil, Oregano, Parsley – varieties of same – Booberry
Travel – plants named with travel destinations or related to travel – Sandlapper_Rose
Variables – so ugly it's cute, too pretty to eat, one man's trash is another's treasure, so new or different it's rare, etc. - Julie_mn
Variegated Plants – Sandlapper_Rose, Pattygrow5
Vlad the Impaler – plants with spiky forms like digitalis, salvias, liatris, etc – Poisondartfrog
Who's That? - plants that reference people's names, or have title like King, St., Mrs., etc – Sandysgardens
Wicked Weird – named or relating to magic, witchy, supernatural – Suecirish


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RE: NEW: Theme Garden Swap 2009

Woohoo is right, the more players the better; and lots of GREAT Themes!!

Sandy


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RE: NEW: Theme Garden Swap 2009

I am glad I checked in this evening and found all the great new themes!
I will be headed back to the seed cabinet.
Alana


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RE: NEW: Theme Garden Swap 2009

I am such a ditz! One reason I visited the thread was because I wanted to add a theme if it is not too late. I got distracted by the expanded theme list and forgot my purpose.
Frozen, but not frigid- Plants with cold names like snow, arctic, ice, frost, etc.
Alana


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RE: NEW: Theme Garden Swap 2009

Drippy, thanks for hitting the wintersowing board with your invite. I've never used this forum before, now I may never leave.
I would like to join. I don't have anything as organized as a themed garden, but everyone's ideas are so inspirational now I've gotta have a few of my own. I cannot wait to contribute.
I'd like to try...
Great Muppet Caper-anything named after, resembling, or in any way reminds you of the muppets (including sesame street)
Rainbow Sherbert-bright colors for shade pinks, orange, and green
Shrinking Violet-wild violets shorter pansys cyclamen or any that would not overpower the dainty beauties
Addam's family- creepy, kooky, Mysterious and spooky, all together ooky
Night Owl-I get of work between 12-4 in the morning I'd like a patch of nightbloomers to greet me when I come home


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RE: NEW: Theme Garden Swap 2009

Welcome, Shinyalloy! I will be sending you an email in a minute. Roper2008 asked to change a theme from Anything Goes to Bee Heaven; and Poinsondartfrog, you will see your addition on the updated list as well. Have fun playing, all!

Updated list - if you see your name & themes here, but didn't get an email from me acknowledging your sign-up, please email me:

1. Drippy - themes:
Native American
Girls, girls, girls
Flying
Praise Garden
Kings, Queens, and the Royal Court
Moon
Hail Brittania
Ocean
Music
Everlasting
Gemstones
Astrology/astronomy
Herb

2. Pattygrow5 - themes:
Rare and unusual
Hey, Shorty!
Reach for the Sky
Variegated Plants
Sun Doesn't Mean Yellow

3. Poisondartfrog - themes:
Poultry Garden
Vlad the Impaler
A Garden of Gourds
Bee Garden
Frozen But Not Frigid

4. Suecirish - themes:
Celtic Heritage Garden
Wicked Weird Garden
Butterfly, Bee, Bird
Herbal/Medicinal
Bog Garden

5. Dan_the_mailman - themes:
Tomato Garden
Got Grass???
Halloween Garden
Rose Red
Ain't It A Glorious Morning?
Space: The Final Frontier

6. Stage_rat - themes:
Gold-digger
It Was a Dark and Sandy Site
Bone-Dry Botany
Beyond Boggy: The Pittttt of Despair

7. Micyrey - themes:
Red & white perennial garden
Red annual garden for hummingbirds
Orange flowers
Purple and yellow butterfly garden
Caterpillar garden
Missouri Wildflower Garden

8. Sandysgardens - themes:
Stand-up & Salute America!
Let's Get Wet!
The Forgotten Patch!
On the Dark Side!
Who's That?
Grand(ma) Garden

9. Clay_lady - themes:
(coming soon)

10. Julie_mn - themes:
Variables
Orientation
Metallurgy
So Crows the Raven
Sugar N' Spice
N' Everything Nice

11. Jaynine - themes:
Tea Garden
Healing Garden
Basil Garden

12. Sandlapper_rose - themes:
Miniatures
Variegated
Tea or Coffee
Law or Law Enforcement
Travel

13. Lisam627_ohio_z6 - themes:
Gardenweb Member's Favorites
Rainbow Flower Garden

14. Booberry85 - themes:
The Trinity of Spices: Basil, Oregano & Parsley
Crazy Daisy, Lazy Daisy
Three Sisters
So What's Weird, Anyway?

15. Strmywthr3 - themes:
(coming soon)

16. Chitownladyd - themes:
See and Say
Hooray for the Red, White and Blue
Thanks for the Memories
Sizzle and Spice
Double the Fun

17. Browneyedsusan - themes:
High Noon
Rebecca's Garden
Shady Ladies

18. Velsgarden - themes:
Red Perennial Bed
Herb Garden
Fairy Garden
Children's Garden
Spook Garden
Lily of the Valley
Fruit Garden
Green Green Grass of Home
Anatomy Garden
Chocolate Garden

19. Shellfreak - themes:
Reseeders
Red, Red & Red
Butterfly and Hummingbird
Lucky

20. Grandmachris - themes:
Big Leaves
Silver Leaves

21. Roper2008 - themes:
Scent's In The Air
Pepper Rally
Bee Heaven
The Couch Tomato

22. Shinyalloy - themes:
Great Muppet Caper
Rainbow Sherbert
Shrinking Violet
Addams Family
Night Owl


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RE: Themes by Description

Theme Garden Themes By Description

Addams Family – creepy, kooky, mysterious, spooky, altogether ooky – Shinyalloy_5
Ain't It A Glorious Morning? - morning glory varieties – Dan_the_Mailman
Anatomy Garden – peter peppers, clitoria ternatea, painted tongue, any body parts – Velsgarden
Astrology/Astronomy – plants with names of zodiac signs or planets – Drippy
Basil Garden – Jaynine
Bee Garden – plants to attract/provide nectar for bees – Poisondartfrog
Bee Heaven – Roper2008
Beyond Boggy: The Pittttt of Despair – plants that can live in standing water – Stage_rat
Big Leaves – Grandmachris
Bog Garden – plants that like wet feet - Suecirish
Bone-Dry Botany – plants that like dry soil, more sun than shade – Stage_rat
Butterfly/Bee/Bird – attractive to, host plants – Suecirish
Butterfly & Hummingbird – Shellfreak
Caterpillar Garden – host plants for caterpillars – Micyrey
Celtic Heritage Garden – anything native to, or Celtic named, Ireland/Scotland/England/Wales, etc. - Suecirish
Children's Garden (Sunflowers, Peanuts, Gourds) – Velsgarden
Chocolate Garden – anything with chocolate in the name – Velsgarden
The Couch Tomato – Roper2008
Crazy Daisy, Lazy Daisy – any daisy or daisy-like flowers – Booberry
Double the Fun – flowers that have a double bloom – Chitownladyd
Everlastings – plants for dried arrangements – Drippy
Fairy Garden – Velsgarden
Flying – anything named or related to flight – Drippy
Frozen, But Not Frigid – plants with cold names like snow, cold, arctic, frost, ice – Poisondartfrog
Fruit Garden – Velsgarden
The Forgotten Patch – plants that thrive on neglect – Sandysgardens
A Garden of Gourds – ornamental gourds, pumpkins & squash for fall decorating – Poisondartfrog
Gardenweb Member's Favorites – Lisam627_ohio_z6
Gemstones – plants with precious or semi-precious gem names – Drippy
Girls, girls, girls – plants with girls' names – Drippy
Gold-digger – gold foliage, variegated and gold, gold-edged, or chartreuse foliage – Stage_rat
Got Grass? - ornamental grasses - Dan_the_Mailman
Grand(ma) – plants with "grand" as part of common, species, cultivar, variety name – Sandysgardens
Great Muppet Caper – anything related to Muppets, including Sesame Street – Shinyalloy_5
Green, Green Grass of Home – ornamental grasses – Velsgarden
Hail Brittania – similar to Celtic, including plants reminiscent of English gardens - Drippy
Halloween Garden – spooky, scary, black, goblin eggs – Dan_the_Mailman
Healing Garden – medicinal plants, including hot peppers – Jaynine
Herbs/Medicinal Herbs – Suecirish, Drippy, Velsgarden
Hey, Shorty – short plants, but not ground covers Pattygrow5
High Noon – plants for hot, dry, sunny sites like salvias, agastaches, scutellarias, penstemons – Browneyedsusan
Hooray for the Red, White & Blue – red, white, blue(ish) flowers that work together – Chitownladyd
Hummingbird Garden – red annuals – Micyrey
It Was a Dark and Sandy Site – plants for dry shade, with neat blooms/foliage – Stage_rat
Kings, Queens, and the Royal Court – names, castles, etc – Drippy
Law or Law Enforcement – plants named or related to these ideas – Sandlapper_Rose
Let's Get Wet – plants that live in very wet condition, more sun than shade – Sandysgardens
Lily of the Valley - daylily, oriental, asiatic – Velsgarden
Lucky – anything with Lucky in the name – Shellfreak
Metallurgy – metallic colored blooms, foliage, seeds – gold, silver, copper, pewter, etc. - Julie_mn
Miniatures – the smaller the better – Sandlapper_Rose
Missouri Wildflower Garden – Micyrey
Moon Garden – all whites - Drippy
Music – plants with musical names – Drippy
Native American – plants with tribal names, or historically used by, Native Americans – Drippy
N' Everything Nice – your favorites – Julie_mn
Night Owl – plants that bloom at night – Shinyalloy_5
Ocean – in the name, or that grow on/near beach – Drippy
On The Dark Side! - plants with maroon, burgundy foliage or maroon/black flowers – Sandysgardens
Orange flowers – Micyrey
Orientation – named or from the Orient, Asia, Himalayas, OR something related to a change in position – Julie_mn
Pepper Rally – Roper2008
Poultry Garden – plants that reference chickens, ducks, turkey, eggs, etc – Poisondartfrog
Praise Garden – plants with praise/joy words in the name – Drippy
Purple and Yellow Butterfly Garden – Micyrey
Rainbow Flower Garden – any color that grows – Lisam627_ohio_z6
Rainbow Sherbert – bright colors for shade; pinks, orange, green – Shinyalloy_5
Rare and Unusual – rarer plants, or things that look different or weird Pattygrow5
Reach for the Sky – flowering vines except for morning glories – Pattygrow5
Rebecca's Garden – flowers with Rebecca, Becca, Becky in the name, except shasta "Becky" – Browneyedsusan
Red Perennial Bed – Velsgarden
Red and White Garden – red and white perennials – Micyrey
Red, Red, Red – Shellfreak
Reseeders – flowers that reseed – Shellfreak
Rose Red – red rose varieties – Dan_the_Mailman
Scent's In The Air – Roper2008
See and Say – plant name is difficult to pronounce but lovely to you – Chitownladyd
Shady Ladies – plants for shade – Browneyedsusan
Shrinking Violet – wild violets, cyclamens, shorter pansies, or anything that would not overpower dainty beauties – Shinyalloy_5
Silver Leaf – whole leaf is silver, or spots/variegations – Grandmachris
Sizzle & Spice – plants that will take a lot of sun & heat – Chitownladyd
So Crows the Raven: Evermore! - names or related to the genus corvus in family corvidae (crows, ravens, etc) – Julie_mn
So What's Weird, Anyway? - weird, odd, unusual edibles – Booberry
Space: The Final Frontier – plants with space-related names – Dan_the_Mailman
Spook Garden (Transylvania, Ghost, Boo) – Velsgarden
Stand Up and Salute America! - tall, stately red, white & blue plants – Sandysgardens
Sugar N' Spice – cute edible flowers, and spices of all kinds – Julie_mn
Sun Doesn't Mean Yellow – any sunflowers that aren't plain yellow – Pattygrow5
Tea Garden – any plant used to make tea – Jaynine
Tea or Coffee – plants named or used to make tea or coffee – Sandlapper_Rose
Thanks for the Memories – plants with special meaning to you that might be in a memorial garden – Chitownladyd
Three Sisters: Beans, Squash, Corn – Booberry
Tomato Garden – Dan_the_Mailman
Trinity of Spices: Basil, Oregano, Parsley – varieties of same – Booberry
Travel – plants named with travel destinations or related to travel – Sandlapper_Rose
Variables – so ugly it's cute, too pretty to eat, one man's trash is another's treasure, so new or different it's rare, etc. - Julie_mn
Variegated Plants – Sandlapper_Rose, Pattygrow5
Vlad the Impaler – plants with spiky forms like digitalis, salvias, liatris, etc – Poisondartfrog
Who's That? - plants that reference people's names, or have title like King, St., Mrs., etc – Sandysgardens
Wicked Weird – named or relating to magic, witchy, supernatural – Suecirish


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RE: NEW: Theme Garden Swap 2009

Lurking, this has been the best swap I have ever participated in! Lots of great ideas, wow! Still waiting on my seed orders to see if there is anything that will fit in any of these great themes!

Fabulous inspirations to be found in these themes!

Have a wonderful day!

Frances


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wow! what a great list of themes! I would love to do them all if I could!

here's my list:

herb garden

blue & purple garden - esp deep blues & purples

beyond boggy - I stole this from stage_rat! any plants (non-invasive) for a perpetually wet area.

the odd tomato garden - odd shapes, sizes, colors, etc

colorful veggies - any veggies that aren't the normal color or are bright & cheery. purple beans, etc.

butterfly & hummingbird garden

I'm glad you're hosting this again Drippy!!

Barbi


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RE: NEW: Theme Garden Swap 2009

Please remove me from the list of participants Drippy. I'm not going to be able to play after all.

Everyone have a good Thanksgiving.
-Dan


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RE: NEW: Theme Garden Swap 2009

hello
i just have one small garden, my mom wont let me have more.

butterfly bee garden
i like to grow flowers that butterflies and bees like in my garden

chicken garden
and i would like to grow some vegies for our chickens

i don't have much to send in but my mom always lets me have some of her seeds.

bye
timmy


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RE: NEW: Theme Garden Swap 2009

Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone!

Am I still able to join? If so, I will submit my themes after I hear a yes.

Thanks,
Jodi B.
"ThreeShyAcres"


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RE: NEW: Theme Garden Swap 2009

Hi, all, and Happy Thanksgiving! It's been awhile since I checked in here. Timmy, we'd love to have you play, but I have no way to email you, so you must email me - click on the link to my name, go to "My Page" and then "Send an email" - I will get it, and then email you back. Grandmachris, I'm still waiting to hear from you, too.

Dan, I'm so sorry you won't be able to play with us - hope all is well and it's just a time problem.

Barbi, I'm adding your themes shortly, as soon as I finish updating the list.

Jodi, welcome back! There's still plenty of time to join - sign-ups close December 10.

C'mon, Frances, you know you want to play! :)

And all you others out there, too! :)


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RE: Participants List

Updated list - if you see your name & themes here, but didn't get an email from me acknowledging your sign-up, please email me:

1. Drippy - themes:
Native American
Girls, girls, girls
Flying
Praise Garden
Kings, Queens, and the Royal Court
Moon
Hail Brittania
Ocean
Music
Everlasting
Gemstones
Astrology/astronomy
Herb

2. Pattygrow5 - themes:
Rare and unusual
Hey, Shorty!
Reach for the Sky
Variegated Plants
Sun Doesn't Mean Yellow

3. Poisondartfrog - themes:
Poultry Garden
Vlad the Impaler
A Garden of Gourds
Bee Garden
Frozen But Not Frigid

4. Suecirish - themes:
Celtic Heritage Garden
Wicked Weird Garden
Butterfly, Bee, Bird
Herbal/Medicinal
Bog Garden

5. Stage_rat - themes:
Gold-digger
It Was a Dark and Sandy Site
Bone-Dry Botany
Beyond Boggy: The Pittttt of Despair

6. Micyrey - themes:
Red & white perennial garden
Red annual garden for hummingbirds
Orange flowers
Purple and yellow butterfly garden
Caterpillar garden
Missouri Wildflower Garden

7. Sandysgardens - themes:
Stand-up & Salute America!
Let's Get Wet!
The Forgotten Patch!
On the Dark Side!
Who's That?
Grand(ma) Garden

8. Clay_lady - themes:
(coming soon)

9. Julie_mn - themes:
Variables
Orientation
Metallurgy
So Crows the Raven
Sugar N' Spice
N' Everything Nice

10. Jaynine - themes:
Tea Garden
Healing Garden
Basil Garden

11. Sandlapper_rose - themes:
Miniatures
Variegated
Tea or Coffee
Law or Law Enforcement
Travel

12. Lisam627_ohio_z6 - themes:
Gardenweb Member's Favorites
Rainbow Flower Garden

13. Booberry85 - themes:
The Trinity of Spices: Basil, Oregano & Parsley
Crazy Daisy, Lazy Daisy
Three Sisters
So What's Weird, Anyway?

14. Strmywthr3 - themes:
Herb Garden
Blue & Purple Garden
Beyond Boggy
The Odd Tomato Garden
Colorful Veggies
Butterflies & Hummingbirds

15. Chitownladyd - themes:
See and Say
Hooray for the Red, White and Blue
Thanks for the Memories
Sizzle and Spice
Double the Fun

16. Browneyedsusan - themes:
High Noon
Rebecca's Garden
Shady Ladies

17. Velsgarden - themes:
Red Perennial Bed
Herb Garden
Fairy Garden
Children's Garden
Spook Garden
Lily of the Valley
Fruit Garden
Green Green Grass of Home
Anatomy Garden
Chocolate Garden

18. Shellfreak - themes:
Reseeders
Red, Red & Red
Butterfly and Hummingbird
Lucky

19. Grandmachris - themes:
Big Leaves
Silver Leaves

20. Roper2008 - themes:
Scent's In The Air
Pepper Rally
Bee Heaven
The Couch Tomato

21. Shinyalloy - themes:
Great Muppet Caper
Rainbow Sherbert
Shrinking Violet
Addams Family
Night Owl

22. Hotwheel_Tim - themes:
Butterfly Bee Garden
Chicken Food Garden

23. Threeshyacres - themes:
(coming soon)


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Theme Garden Themes By Description

Addams Family – creepy, kooky, mysterious, spooky, altogether ooky – Shinyalloy_5
Anatomy Garden – peter peppers, clitoria ternatea, painted tongue, any body parts – Velsgarden
Astrology/Astronomy – plants with names of zodiac signs or planets – Drippy
Basil Garden – Jaynine
Bee Garden – plants to attract/provide nectar for bees – Poisondartfrog
Bee Heaven – Roper2008
Beyond Boggy: The Pittttt of Despair – plants that can live in standing water – Stage_rat, Strmywthr3
Big Leaves – Grandmachris
Blue & Purple Garden – especially deep blue & purple – Strmywthr3
Bog Garden – plants that like wet feet - Suecirish
Bone-Dry Botany – plants that like dry soil, more sun than shade – Stage_rat
Butterfly/Bee/Bird – attractive to, host plants – Suecirish, Hotwheel_tim
Butterfly & Hummingbird – Shellfreak, Strmywthr3
Caterpillar Garden – host plants for caterpillars – Micyrey
Celtic Heritage Garden – anything native to, or Celtic named, Ireland/Scotland/England/Wales, etc. - Suecirish
Children's Garden (Sunflowers, Peanuts, Gourds) – Velsgarden
Chicken Food – plants that are foods for chicken – Hotwheel_tim
Chocolate Garden – anything with chocolate in the name – Velsgarden
Colorful Veggies – veggies not the usual colors, like purple beans, etc – Strmywthr3
The Couch Tomato – Roper2008
Crazy Daisy, Lazy Daisy – any daisy or daisy-like flowers – Booberry
Double the Fun – flowers that have a double bloom – Chitownladyd
Everlastings – plants for dried arrangements – Drippy
Fairy Garden – Velsgarden
Flying – anything named or related to flight – Drippy
Frozen, But Not Frigid – plants with cold names like snow, cold, arctic, frost, ice – Poisondartfrog
Fruit Garden – Velsgarden
The Forgotten Patch – plants that thrive on neglect – Sandysgardens
A Garden of Gourds – ornamental gourds, pumpkins & squash for fall decorating – Poisondartfrog
Gardenweb Member's Favorites – Lisam627_ohio_z6
Gemstones – plants with precious or semi-precious gem names – Drippy
Girls, girls, girls – plants with girls' names – Drippy
Gold-digger – gold foliage, variegated and gold, gold-edged, or chartreuse foliage – Stage_rat
Grand(ma) – plants with "grand" as part of common, species, cultivar, variety name – Sandysgardens
Great Muppet Caper – anything related to Muppets, including Sesame Street – Shinyalloy_5
Green, Green Grass of Home – ornamental grasses – Velsgarden
Hail Brittania – similar to Celtic, including plants reminiscent of English gardens - Drippy
Healing Garden – medicinal plants, including hot peppers – Jaynine
Herbs/Medicinal Herbs – Suecirish, Drippy, Velsgarden, Strmywthr3
Hey, Shorty – short plants, but not ground covers - Pattygrow5
High Noon – plants for hot, dry, sunny sites like salvias, agastaches, scutellarias, penstemons – Browneyedsusan
Hooray for the Red, White & Blue – red, white, blue(ish) flowers that work together – Chitownladyd
Hummingbird Garden – red annuals – Micyrey
It Was a Dark and Sandy Site – plants for dry shade, with neat blooms/foliage – Stage_rat
Kings, Queens, and the Royal Court – names, castles, etc – Drippy
Law or Law Enforcement – plants named or related to these ideas – Sandlapper_Rose
Let's Get Wet – plants that live in very wet condition, more sun than shade – Sandysgardens
Lily of the Valley - daylily, oriental, asiatic – Velsgarden
Lucky – anything with Lucky in the name – Shellfreak
Metallurgy – metallic colored blooms, foliage, seeds – gold, silver, copper, pewter, etc. - Julie_mn
Miniatures – the smaller the better – Sandlapper_Rose
Missouri Wildflower Garden – Micyrey
Moon Garden – all whites - Drippy
Music – plants with musical names – Drippy
Native American – plants with tribal names, or historically used by, Native Americans – Drippy
N' Everything Nice – your favorites – Julie_mn
Night Owl – plants that bloom at night – Shinyalloy_5
Ocean – in the name, or that grow on/near beach – Drippy
Odd Tomato Garden – odd shapes, sizes, colors, etc. - Strmywthr3
On The Dark Side! - plants with maroon, burgundy foliage or maroon/black flowers – Sandysgardens
Orange flowers – Micyrey
Orientation – named or from the Orient, Asia, Himalayas, OR something related to a change in position – Julie_mn
Pepper Rally – Roper2008
Poultry Garden – plants that reference chickens, ducks, turkey, eggs, etc – Poisondartfrog
Praise Garden – plants with praise/joy words in the name – Drippy
Purple and Yellow Butterfly Garden – Micyrey
Rainbow Flower Garden – any color that grows – Lisam627_ohio_z6
Rainbow Sherbert – bright colors for shade; pinks, orange, green – Shinyalloy_5
Rare and Unusual – rarer plants, or things that look different or weird Pattygrow5
Reach for the Sky – flowering vines except for morning glories – Pattygrow5
Rebecca's Garden – flowers with Rebecca, Becca, Becky in the name, except shasta "Becky" – Browneyedsusan
Red Perennial Bed – Velsgarden
Red and White Garden – red and white perennials – Micyrey
Red, Red, Red – Shellfreak
Reseeders – flowers that reseed – Shellfreak
Scent's In The Air – Roper2008
See and Say – plant name is difficult to pronounce but lovely to you – Chitownladyd
Shady Ladies – plants for shade – Browneyedsusan
Shrinking Violet – wild violets, cyclamens, shorter pansies, or anything that would not overpower dainty beauties – Shinyalloy_5
Silver Leaf – whole leaf is silver, or spots/variegations – Grandmachris
Sizzle & Spice – plants that will take a lot of sun & heat – Chitownladyd
So Crows the Raven: Evermore! - names or related to the genus corvus in family corvidae (crows, ravens, etc) – Julie_mn
So What's Weird, Anyway? - weird, odd, unusual edibles – Booberry
Spook Garden (Transylvania, Ghost, Boo) – Velsgarden
Stand Up and Salute America! - tall, stately red, white & blue plants – Sandysgardens
Sugar N' Spice – cute edible flowers, and spices of all kinds – Julie_mn
Sun Doesn't Mean Yellow – any sunflowers that aren't plain yellow – Pattygrow5
Tea Garden – any plant used to make tea – Jaynine
Tea or Coffee – plants named or used to make tea or coffee – Sandlapper_Rose
Thanks for the Memories – plants with special meaning to you that might be in a memorial garden – Chitownladyd
Three Sisters: Beans, Squash, Corn – Booberry
Trinity of Spices: Basil, Oregano, Parsley – varieties of same – Booberry
Travel – plants named with travel destinations or related to travel – Sandlapper_Rose
Variables – so ugly it's cute, too pretty to eat, one man's trash is another's treasure, so new or different it's rare, etc. - Julie_mn
Variegated Plants – Sandlapper_Rose, Pattygrow5
Vlad the Impaler – plants with spiky forms like digitalis, salvias, liatris, etc – Poisondartfrog
Who's That? - plants that reference people's names, or have title like King, St., Mrs., etc – Sandysgardens
Wicked Weird – named or relating to magic, witchy, supernatural – Suecirish


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RE: NEW: Theme Garden Swap 2009

Aloha,

I'd like to join.
Mostly I plan on sending in things for others (I reallly need to downsize my seed stash!)

Themes:
Elseweyr=Where Snowbird Fairies Fly South for the Winter:
Dwarf varieties of flowering plants (Prefer no taller than 14"!!)
NOTE: these Must NOT need a wintersowing or significant chill to be happy. This is the Fairies' place to come enjoy flowers, while most other gardens are frozen. :)
Or, things that have elf, fairy, dwarf, nymph, gnome, etc. in the plant name. Even better if these plants have mythological elf-attracting powers.

P4(Poisonless Perennial Perfumed Paradise):
Nontoxic. No annual herbs (I already have fragrant annual herbs out the wazoo such as cinnamon basil!!)
Seeking seeds of NONTOXIC perennial plants with a pleasant floral or spicy fragrance...including rose geraniums, nutmeg and coconut geraniums, jasmines, heliotropes, gardenias, lemon balm, patchouli, palmarosa or vetiver grass, perennial lavender, native american sweetgrass, sassafras tree, galanga, allspice bush, cinnamon tree, cardamom, tonka bean (dipteryx odorata), akebia quinata, fragrant lilies (if rust resistant), and 'root beer plant' (piper auritum)! Best if the seeds don't need wintersowing or over 1 week pre-chill to sprout. NOTE: No daturas or angels trumpets/brugs or anything toxic. They are disallowed in my condo complex.

Paint the town RED with salad: Seeking heirloom or heritage lettuces, heirloom shallots, heirloom red onions, and salad-herb varieties (mizuna, raddiccio, etc) Must be red, or maroon! No beets though, since my warm climate keeps em from growing.

Diversity Tropical Food Garden: MUST be heirlooms. Fruits, Veggies, edible flowers, etc. The Weirder/ rarer/ more unusual looking, the Better! :)
Preferably things that can grow in a winterless zone...so, crops that need a winter chill to thrive, set fruit, or germinate would not fit here.


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RE: NEW: Theme Garden Swap 2009

Welcome, Grovespirit!

Updated list - if you see your name & themes here, but didn't get an email from me acknowledging your sign-up, please email me:

1. Drippy - themes:
Native American
Girls, girls, girls
Flying
Praise Garden
Kings, Queens, and the Royal Court
Moon
Hail Brittania
Ocean
Music
Everlasting
Gemstones
Astrology/astronomy
Herb

2. Pattygrow5 - themes:
Rare and unusual
Hey, Shorty!
Reach for the Sky
Variegated Plants
Sun Doesn't Mean Yellow

3. Poisondartfrog - themes:
Poultry Garden
Vlad the Impaler
A Garden of Gourds
Bee Garden
Frozen But Not Frigid

4. Suecirish - themes:
Celtic Heritage Garden
Wicked Weird Garden
Butterfly, Bee, Bird
Herbal/Medicinal
Bog Garden

5. Stage_rat - themes:
Gold-digger
It Was a Dark and Sandy Site
Bone-Dry Botany
Beyond Boggy: The Pittttt of Despair

6. Micyrey - themes:
Red & white perennial garden
Red annual garden for hummingbirds
Orange flowers
Purple and yellow butterfly garden
Caterpillar garden
Missouri Wildflower Garden

7. Sandysgardens - themes:
Stand-up & Salute America!
Let's Get Wet!
The Forgotten Patch!
On the Dark Side!
Who's That?
Grand(ma) Garden

8. Clay_lady - themes:
(coming soon)

9. Julie_mn - themes:
Variables
Orientation
Metallurgy
So Crows the Raven
Sugar N' Spice
N' Everything Nice

10. Jaynine - themes:
Tea Garden
Healing Garden
Basil Garden

11. Sandlapper_rose - themes:
Miniatures
Variegated
Tea or Coffee
Law or Law Enforcement
Travel

12. Lisam627_ohio_z6 - themes:
Gardenweb Member's Favorites
Rainbow Flower Garden

13. Booberry85 - themes:
The Trinity of Spices: Basil, Oregano & Parsley
Crazy Daisy, Lazy Daisy
Three Sisters
So What's Weird, Anyway?

14. Strmywthr3 - themes:
Herb Garden
Blue & Purple Garden
Beyond Boggy
The Odd Tomato Garden
Colorful Veggies
Butterflies & Hummingbirds

15. Chitownladyd - themes:
See and Say
Hooray for the Red, White and Blue
Thanks for the Memories
Sizzle and Spice
Double the Fun

16. Browneyedsusan - themes:
High Noon
Rebecca's Garden
Shady Ladies

17. Velsgarden - themes:
Red Perennial Bed
Herb Garden
Fairy Garden
Children's Garden
Spook Garden
Lily of the Valley
Fruit Garden
Green Green Grass of Home
Anatomy Garden
Chocolate Garden

18. Shellfreak - themes:
Reseeders
Red, Red & Red
Butterfly and Hummingbird
Lucky

19. Grandmachris - themes:
Big Leaves
Silver Leaves

20. Roper2008 - themes:
Scent's In The Air
Pepper Rally
Bee Heaven
The Couch Tomato

21. Shinyalloy - themes:
Great Muppet Caper
Rainbow Sherbert
Shrinking Violet
Addams Family
Night Owl

22. Hotwheel_Tim - themes:
Butterfly Bee Garden
Chicken Food Garden

23. Threeshyacres - themes:
(coming soon)

24. Grovespirit - themes:
Elseweyr - Where Snowbird Fairies Fly South For the Winter
P4 (Poisonless Perennial Perfumed Paradise)
Paint the Town Red With Salad
Diversity Tropical Food Garden


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RE: Theme Descriptions

Theme Garden Themes By Description

Addams Family – creepy, kooky, mysterious, spooky, altogether ooky – Shinyalloy_5
Anatomy Garden – peter peppers, clitoria ternatea, painted tongue, any body parts – Velsgarden
Astrology/Astronomy – plants with names of zodiac signs or planets – Drippy
Basil Garden – Jaynine
Bee Garden – plants to attract/provide nectar for bees – Poisondartfrog
Bee Heaven – Roper2008
Beyond Boggy: The Pittttt of Despair – plants that can live in standing water – Stage_rat, Strmywthr3
Big Leaves – Grandmachris
Blue & Purple Garden – especially deep blue & purple – Strmywthr3
Bog Garden – plants that like wet feet - Suecirish
Bone-Dry Botany – plants that like dry soil, more sun than shade – Stage_rat
Butterfly/Bee/Bird – attractive to, host plants – Suecirish, Hotwheel_tim
Butterfly & Hummingbird – Shellfreak, Strmywthr3
Caterpillar Garden – host plants for caterpillars – Micyrey
Celtic Heritage Garden – anything native to, or Celtic named, Ireland/Scotland/England/Wales, etc. - Suecirish
Children's Garden (Sunflowers, Peanuts, Gourds) – Velsgarden
Chicken Food – plants that are foods for chicken – Hotwheel_tim
Chocolate Garden – anything with chocolate in the name – Velsgarden
Colorful Veggies – veggies not the usual colors, like purple beans, etc – Strmywthr3
The Couch Tomato – Roper2008
Crazy Daisy, Lazy Daisy – any daisy or daisy-like flowers – Booberry
Diversity Tropical Food – heirloom fruits, veggies, edible flowers that do not need winter chill to produce; the weirder the better – Grovespirit
Double the Fun – flowers that have a double bloom – Chitownladyd
Elseweyr; Where Snowbird Fairies Fly South For the Winter – dwarf varieties of flowering plants, no more than 14" pref, cannot require stratification (pre-chilling); may have dwarf, elf, fairy names or attractive properties – Grovespirit
Everlastings – plants for dried arrangements – Drippy
Fairy Garden – Velsgarden
Flying – anything named or related to flight – Drippy
Frozen, But Not Frigid – plants with cold names like snow, cold, arctic, frost, ice – Poisondartfrog
Fruit Garden – Velsgarden
The Forgotten Patch – plants that thrive on neglect – Sandysgardens
A Garden of Gourds – ornamental gourds, pumpkins & squash for fall decorating – Poisondartfrog
Gardenweb Member's Favorites – Lisam627_ohio_z6
Gemstones – plants with precious or semi-precious gem names – Drippy
Girls, girls, girls – plants with girls' names – Drippy
Gold-digger – gold foliage, variegated and gold, gold-edged, or chartreuse foliage – Stage_rat
Grand(ma) – plants with "grand" as part of common, species, cultivar, variety name – Sandysgardens
Great Muppet Caper – anything related to Muppets, including Sesame Street – Shinyalloy_5
Green, Green Grass of Home – ornamental grasses – Velsgarden
Hail Brittania – similar to Celtic, including plants reminiscent of English gardens - Drippy
Healing Garden – medicinal plants, including hot peppers – Jaynine
Herbs/Medicinal Herbs – Suecirish, Drippy, Velsgarden, Strmywthr3
Hey, Shorty – short plants, but not ground covers - Pattygrow5
High Noon – plants for hot, dry, sunny sites like salvias, agastaches, scutellarias, penstemons – Browneyedsusan
Hooray for the Red, White & Blue – red, white, blue(ish) flowers that work together – Chitownladyd
Hummingbird Garden – red annuals – Micyrey
It Was a Dark and Sandy Site – plants for dry shade, with neat blooms/foliage – Stage_rat
Kings, Queens, and the Royal Court – names, castles, etc – Drippy
Law or Law Enforcement – plants named or related to these ideas – Sandlapper_Rose
Let's Get Wet – plants that live in very wet condition, more sun than shade – Sandysgardens
Lily of the Valley - daylily, oriental, asiatic – Velsgarden
Lucky – anything with Lucky in the name – Shellfreak
Metallurgy – metallic colored blooms, foliage, seeds – gold, silver, copper, pewter, etc. - Julie_mn
Miniatures – the smaller the better – Sandlapper_Rose
Missouri Wildflower Garden – Micyrey
Moon Garden – all whites - Drippy
Music – plants with musical names – Drippy
Native American – plants with tribal names, or historically used by, Native Americans – Drippy
N' Everything Nice – your favorites – Julie_mn
Night Owl – plants that bloom at night – Shinyalloy_5
Ocean – in the name, or that grow on/near beach – Drippy
Odd Tomato Garden – odd shapes, sizes, colors, etc. - Strmywthr3
On The Dark Side! - plants with maroon, burgundy foliage or maroon/black flowers – Sandysgardens
Orange flowers – Micyrey
Orientation – named or from the Orient, Asia, Himalayas, OR something related to a change in position – Julie_mn
P4 (Poisonless Perennial Perfumed Paradise) – scented non-toxic perennials; e.g., no daturas or brugs, and no annual scented herbs – Grovespirit
Paint the Town Red with Salad – heirloom red salad veggies; no beets – Grovespirit
Pepper Rally – Roper2008
Poultry Garden – plants that reference chickens, ducks, turkey, eggs, etc – Poisondartfrog
Praise Garden – plants with praise/joy words in the name – Drippy
Purple and Yellow Butterfly Garden – Micyrey
Rainbow Flower Garden – any color that grows – Lisam627_ohio_z6
Rainbow Sherbert – bright colors for shade; pinks, orange, green – Shinyalloy_5
Rare and Unusual – rarer plants, or things that look different or weird Pattygrow5
Reach for the Sky – flowering vines except for morning glories – Pattygrow5
Rebecca's Garden – flowers with Rebecca, Becca, Becky in the name, except shasta "Becky" – Browneyedsusan
Red Perennial Bed – Velsgarden
Red and White Garden – red and white perennials – Micyrey
Red, Red, Red – Shellfreak
Reseeders – flowers that reseed – Shellfreak
Scent's In The Air – Roper2008
See and Say – plant name is difficult to pronounce but lovely to you – Chitownladyd
Shady Ladies – plants for shade – Browneyedsusan
Shrinking Violet – wild violets, cyclamens, shorter pansies, or anything that would not overpower dainty beauties – Shinyalloy_5
Silver Leaf – whole leaf is silver, or spots/variegations – Grandmachris
Sizzle & Spice – plants that will take a lot of sun & heat – Chitownladyd
So Crows the Raven: Evermore! - names or related to the genus corvus in family corvidae (crows, ravens, etc) – Julie_mn
So What's Weird, Anyway? - weird, odd, unusual edibles – Booberry
Spook Garden (Transylvania, Ghost, Boo) – Velsgarden
Stand Up and Salute America! - tall, stately red, white & blue plants – Sandysgardens
Sugar N' Spice – cute edible flowers, and spices of all kinds – Julie_mn
Sun Doesn't Mean Yellow – any sunflowers that aren't plain yellow – Pattygrow5
Tea Garden – any plant used to make tea – Jaynine
Tea or Coffee – plants named or used to make tea or coffee – Sandlapper_Rose
Thanks for the Memories – plants with special meaning to you that might be in a memorial garden – Chitownladyd
Three Sisters: Beans, Squash, Corn – Booberry
Trinity of Spices: Basil, Oregano, Parsley – varieties of same – Booberry
Travel – plants named with travel destinations or related to travel – Sandlapper_Rose
Variables – so ugly it's cute, too pretty to eat, one man's trash is another's treasure, so new or different it's rare, etc. - Julie_mn
Variegated Plants – Sandlapper_Rose, Pattygrow5
Vlad the Impaler – plants with spiky forms like digitalis, salvias, liatris, etc – Poisondartfrog
Who's That? - plants that reference people's names, or have title like King, St., Mrs., etc – Sandysgardens
Wicked Weird – named or relating to magic, witchy, supernatural – Suecirish


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RE: NEW: Theme Garden Swap 2009

ok I will play!

I am not looking for a lot of seed and anyone who decides to send for my themes, just a scant few seeds is plenty! I rarely sow more than a pot or two of anything.

Themes

Annual Container Garden
(I have several large pots in my front yard) I prefer vibrant shades over pastels and our season is very LONG (April - November)

One Foot Tall and BulletProof!
Shorties that thrive in adverse conditions, too hot, too dry, too shady.... you get the idea! some examples: dianthus, thrift, liriope (I have plenty of these, what works for you?)

Tropical-esque for Shade
(I grow brugmansia, canna, ee's, butterfly ginger, hosta) Looking for MORE!!! over the top flower and foliage forms in all heights

off to start searching the seedbox!


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RE: NEW: Theme Garden Swap 2009

I'd like to add another theme if its not too much trouble.

Pansies, Petunias & Poppies

Easy enough to figure out, right?!
:)

Thank you!


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RE: NEW: Theme Garden Swap 2009

  • Posted by rbrady 5/Eastern Ia (My Page) on
    Sat, Nov 28, 09 at 22:51

I would love to join! My themes are:

Pot Me Up-plants that like to grow in containers, annuals perennials, or tropicals.

No Sun/No Problem-shade plants hardy to zone 5.

Touch of gray-plants with grayish or blue gray foliage in full sun.

Red Memorial Bed-Plants with Dark red/burgundy/maroon flowers or Foliage

Short Stuff-short or trailing plants that stay under 12 inches.

Everyone always comes up with some great names and ideas for their theme gardens!

Thanks

Rhonda


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Yay, Frances & Rhonda! I will be sending you both confirming emails in a minute, and updating lists. Booberry, I'll add your theme in the updates.

Looking good, folks! :)


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Updated list - if you see your name & themes here, but didn't get an email from me acknowledging your sign-up, please email me:

1. Drippy - themes:
Native American
Girls, girls, girls
Flying
Praise Garden
Kings, Queens, and the Royal Court
Moon
Hail Brittania
Ocean
Music
Everlasting
Gemstones
Astrology/astronomy
Herb

2. Pattygrow5 - themes:
Rare and unusual
Hey, Shorty!
Reach for the Sky
Variegated Plants
Sun Doesn't Mean Yellow

3. Poisondartfrog - themes:
Poultry Garden
Vlad the Impaler
A Garden of Gourds
Bee Garden
Frozen But Not Frigid

4. Suecirish - themes:
Celtic Heritage Garden
Wicked Weird Garden
Butterfly, Bee, Bird
Herbal/Medicinal
Bog Garden

5. Stage_rat - themes:
Gold-digger
It Was a Dark and Sandy Site
Bone-Dry Botany
Beyond Boggy: The Pittttt of Despair

6. Micyrey - themes:
Red & white perennial garden
Red annual garden for hummingbirds
Orange flowers
Purple and yellow butterfly garden
Caterpillar garden
Missouri Wildflower Garden

7. Sandysgardens - themes:
Stand-up & Salute America!
Let's Get Wet!
The Forgotten Patch!
On the Dark Side!
Who's That?
Grand(ma) Garden

8. Clay_lady - themes:
(coming soon)

9. Julie_mn - themes:
Variables
Orientation
Metallurgy
So Crows the Raven
Sugar N' Spice
N' Everything Nice

10. Jaynine - themes:
Tea Garden
Healing Garden
Basil Garden

11. Sandlapper_rose - themes:
Miniatures
Variegated
Tea or Coffee
Law or Law Enforcement
Travel

12. Lisam627_ohio_z6 - themes:
Gardenweb Member's Favorites
Rainbow Flower Garden

13. Booberry85 - themes:
The Trinity of Spices: Basil, Oregano & Parsley
Crazy Daisy, Lazy Daisy
Three Sisters
So What's Weird, Anyway?
Pansies, Petunias and Poppies

14. Strmywthr3 - themes:
Herb Garden
Blue & Purple Garden
Beyond Boggy
The Odd Tomato Garden
Colorful Veggies
Butterflies & Hummingbirds

15. Chitownladyd - themes:
See and Say
Hooray for the Red, White and Blue
Thanks for the Memories
Sizzle and Spice
Double the Fun

16. Browneyedsusan - themes:
High Noon
Rebecca's Garden
Shady Ladies

17. Velsgarden - themes:
Red Perennial Bed
Herb Garden
Fairy Garden
Children's Garden
Spook Garden
Lily of the Valley
Fruit Garden
Green Green Grass of Home
Anatomy Garden
Chocolate Garden

18. Shellfreak - themes:
Reseeders
Red, Red & Red
Butterfly and Hummingbird
Lucky

19. Grandmachris - themes:
Big Leaves
Silver Leaves

20. Roper2008 - themes:
Scent's In The Air
Pepper Rally
Bee Heaven
The Couch Tomato

21. Shinyalloy - themes:
Great Muppet Caper
Rainbow Sherbert
Shrinking Violet
Addams Family
Night Owl

22. Hotwheel_Tim - themes:
Butterfly Bee Garden
Chicken Food Garden

23. Threeshyacres - themes:
(coming soon)

24. Grovespirit - themes:
Elseweyr - Where Snowbird Fairies Fly South For the Winter
P4 (Poisonless Perennial Perfumed Paradise)
Paint the Town Red With Salad
Diversity Tropical Food Garden

25. Fcoffill - themes:
Annual Container Garden
One Foot Tall and Bulletproof!
Tropical-esque

26. Rbrady - themes:
Pot Me Up
No Sun/No Problem
Touch of Gray
Red Memorial Bed
Short Stuff


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Theme Garden Themes By Description

Addams Family – creepy, kooky, mysterious, spooky, altogether ooky – Shinyalloy_5
Anatomy Garden – peter peppers, clitoria ternatea, painted tongue, any body parts – Velsgarden
Annual Container Garden – in vibrant shades, annuals for containers – Fcoffill
Astrology/Astronomy – plants with names of zodiac signs or planets – Drippy
Basil Garden – Jaynine
Bee Garden – plants to attract/provide nectar for bees – Poisondartfrog
Bee Heaven – Roper2008
Beyond Boggy: The Pittttt of Despair – plants that can live in standing water – Stage_rat, Strmywthr3
Big Leaves – Grandmachris
Blue & Purple Garden – especially deep blue & purple – Strmywthr3
Bog Garden – plants that like wet feet - Suecirish
Bone-Dry Botany – plants that like dry soil, more sun than shade – Stage_rat
Butterfly/Bee/Bird – attractive to, host plants – Suecirish, Hotwheel_tim
Butterfly & Hummingbird – Shellfreak, Strmywthr3
Caterpillar Garden – host plants for caterpillars – Micyrey
Celtic Heritage Garden – anything native to, or Celtic named, Ireland/Scotland/England/Wales, etc. - Suecirish
Children's Garden (Sunflowers, Peanuts, Gourds) – Velsgarden
Chicken Food – plants that are foods for chicken – Hotwheel_tim
Chocolate Garden – anything with chocolate in the name – Velsgarden
Colorful Veggies – veggies not the usual colors, like purple beans, etc – Strmywthr3
The Couch Tomato – Roper2008
Crazy Daisy, Lazy Daisy – any daisy or daisy-like flowers – Booberry
Diversity Tropical Food – heirloom fruits, veggies, edible flowers that do not need winter chill to produce; the weirder the better – Grovespirit
Double the Fun – flowers that have a double bloom – Chitownladyd
Elseweyr; Where Snowbird Fairies Fly South For the Winter – dwarf varieties of flowering plants, no more than 14" pref, cannot require stratification (pre-chilling); may have dwarf, elf, fairy names or attractive properties – Grovespirit
Everlastings – plants for dried arrangements – Drippy
Fairy Garden – Velsgarden
Flying – anything named or related to flight – Drippy
Frozen, But Not Frigid – plants with cold names like snow, cold, arctic, frost, ice – Poisondartfrog
Fruit Garden – Velsgarden
The Forgotten Patch – plants that thrive on neglect – Sandysgardens
A Garden of Gourds – ornamental gourds, pumpkins & squash for fall decorating – Poisondartfrog
Gardenweb Member's Favorites – Lisam627_ohio_z6
Gemstones – plants with precious or semi-precious gem names – Drippy
Girls, girls, girls – plants with girls' names – Drippy
Gold-digger – gold foliage, variegated and gold, gold-edged, or chartreuse foliage – Stage_rat
Grand(ma) – plants with "grand" as part of common, species, cultivar, variety name – Sandysgardens
Great Muppet Caper – anything related to Muppets, including Sesame Street – Shinyalloy_5
Green, Green Grass of Home – ornamental grasses – Velsgarden
Hail Brittania – similar to Celtic, including plants reminiscent of English gardens - Drippy
Healing Garden – medicinal plants, including hot peppers – Jaynine
Herbs/Medicinal Herbs – Suecirish, Drippy, Velsgarden, Strmywthr3
Hey, Shorty – short plants, but not ground covers - Pattygrow5
High Noon – plants for hot, dry, sunny sites like salvias, agastaches, scutellarias, penstemons – Browneyedsusan
Hooray for the Red, White & Blue – red, white, blue(ish) flowers that work together – Chitownladyd
Hummingbird Garden – red annuals – Micyrey
It Was a Dark and Sandy Site – plants for dry shade, with neat blooms/foliage – Stage_rat
Kings, Queens, and the Royal Court – names, castles, etc – Drippy
Law or Law Enforcement – plants named or related to these ideas – Sandlapper_Rose
Let's Get Wet – plants that live in very wet condition, more sun than shade – Sandysgardens
Lily of the Valley - daylily, oriental, asiatic – Velsgarden
Lucky – anything with Lucky in the name – Shellfreak
Metallurgy – metallic colored blooms, foliage, seeds – gold, silver, copper, pewter, etc. - Julie_mn
Miniatures – the smaller the better – Sandlapper_Rose
Missouri Wildflower Garden – Micyrey
Moon Garden – all whites - Drippy
Music – plants with musical names – Drippy
Native American – plants with tribal names, or historically used by, Native Americans – Drippy
N' Everything Nice – your favorites – Julie_mn
Night Owl – plants that bloom at night – Shinyalloy_5
No Sun/No Problem – shade plants hardy to zone 5 – Rbrady
Ocean – in the name, or that grow on/near beach – Drippy
Odd Tomato Garden – odd shapes, sizes, colors, etc. - Strmywthr3
On The Dark Side! - plants with maroon, burgundy foliage or maroon/black flowers – Sandysgardens
One Foot Tall and Bulletproof! - shorties that thrive in adverse conditions, e.g., too hot, too shady – except dianthus, thrift, liriope – Fcoffill
Orange flowers – Micyrey
Orientation – named or from the Orient, Asia, Himalayas, OR something related to a change in position – Julie_mn
P4 (Poisonless Perennial Perfumed Paradise) – scented non-toxic perennials; e.g., no daturas or brugs, and no annual scented herbs – Grovespirit
Paint the Town Red with Salad – heirloom red salad veggies; no beets – Grovespirit
Pansies, Petunias, and Poppies – Booberry
Pepper Rally – Roper2008
Pot Me Up – annuals, perennials, tropicals that do well in containers – Rbrady
Poultry Garden – plants that reference chickens, ducks, turkey, eggs, etc – Poisondartfrog
Praise Garden – plants with praise/joy words in the name – Drippy
Purple and Yellow Butterfly Garden – Micyrey
Rainbow Flower Garden – any color that grows – Lisam627_ohio_z6
Rainbow Sherbert – bright colors for shade; pinks, orange, green – Shinyalloy_5
Rare and Unusual – rarer plants, or things that look different or weird Pattygrow5
Reach for the Sky – flowering vines except for morning glories – Pattygrow5
Rebecca's Garden – flowers with Rebecca, Becca, Becky in the name, except shasta "Becky" – Browneyedsusan
Red Memorial Bed – dark red/burgundy/maroon flowers or foliage – Rbrady
Red Perennial Bed – Velsgarden
Red and White Garden – red and white perennials – Micyrey
Red, Red, Red – Shellfreak
Reseeders – flowers that reseed – Shellfreak
Scent's In The Air – Roper2008
See and Say – plant name is difficult to pronounce but lovely to you – Chitownladyd
Shady Ladies – plants for shade – Browneyedsusan
Short Stuff – short or trailing plants that stay under 12 inches – Rbrady
Shrinking Violet – wild violets, cyclamens, shorter pansies, or anything that would not overpower dainty beauties – Shinyalloy_5
Silver Leaf – whole leaf is silver, or spots/variegations – Grandmachris
Sizzle & Spice – plants that will take a lot of sun & heat – Chitownladyd
So Crows the Raven: Evermore! - names or related to the genus corvus in family corvidae (crows, ravens, etc) – Julie_mn
So What's Weird, Anyway? - weird, odd, unusual edibles – Booberry
Spook Garden (Transylvania, Ghost, Boo) – Velsgarden
Stand Up and Salute America! - tall, stately red, white & blue plants – Sandysgardens
Sugar N' Spice – cute edible flowers, and spices of all kinds – Julie_mn
Sun Doesn't Mean Yellow – any sunflowers that aren't plain yellow – Pattygrow5
Tea Garden – any plant used to make tea – Jaynine
Tea or Coffee – plants named or used to make tea or coffee – Sandlapper_Rose
Thanks for the Memories – plants with special meaning to you that might be in a memorial garden – Chitownladyd
Three Sisters: Beans, Squash, Corn – Booberry
Touch of Gray – plants with gray or blue-gray foliage, full sun – Rbrady
Trinity of Spices: Basil, Oregano, Parsley – varieties of same – Booberry
Travel – plants named with travel destinations or related to travel – Sandlapper_Rose
Tropical-esque for Shade – over the top flowers & foliage such as brugs, cannas, elephant ears, hosta, etc – Fcoffill
Variables – so ugly it's cute, too pretty to eat, one man's trash is another's treasure, so new or different it's rare, etc. - Julie_mn
Variegated Plants – Sandlapper_Rose, Pattygrow5
Vlad the Impaler – plants with spiky forms like digitalis, salvias, liatris, etc – Poisondartfrog
Who's That? - plants that reference people's names, or have title like King, St., Mrs., etc – Sandysgardens
Wicked Weird – named or relating to magic, witchy, supernatural – Suecirish


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Hello Everyone!

I LOVE the themes again this year...they are even more creative than last year! I have been reading the list, and chose to use some of the other gardener's themes:
Bone-Dry Botany
The Forgotten Patch
Double the Fun
Pansies, Petunias, and Poppies
and here are some of my own:
Plants that Stay Past Curfew....plants that bloom well into the late summer to fall/autumn.
Cottage Garden: rosey, feminine, unplanned, but pretty...lots of whites and pastels with pops of brighter hues.
Winter Interest: plants that look interesting into the winter; not a bloom, of course, but some interesting aspects when other plants have withered.

Happy Thanksgiving to All,
Jodi B.
'ThreeShyAcres'
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I'm highly impressed with these themes! Cute and amusing names, and nice concepts :)

'It Was a Dark and Sandy Site' looks like a real doozy, and I'll be really interested to see what folks come up with for that one.

In my years of experience with Xeriscaping I have found it quite a challenge to find plants that tolerated shaded, dry-soil conditions well. Most of the ones that did, tended to be natives or grasses!


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Nine more days to sign up!

Updated list - if you see your name & themes here, but didn't get an email from me acknowledging your sign-up, please email me:

1. Drippy - themes:
Native American
Girls, girls, girls
Flying
Praise Garden
Kings, Queens, and the Royal Court
Moon
Hail Brittania
Ocean
Music
Everlasting
Gemstones
Astrology/astronomy
Herb

2. Pattygrow5 - themes:
Rare and unusual
Hey, Shorty!
Reach for the Sky
Variegated Plants
Sun Doesn't Mean Yellow

3. Poisondartfrog - themes:
Poultry Garden
Vlad the Impaler
A Garden of Gourds
Bee Garden
Frozen But Not Frigid

4. Suecirish - themes:
Celtic Heritage Garden
Wicked Weird Garden
Butterfly, Bee, Bird
Herbal/Medicinal
Bog Garden

5. Stage_rat - themes:
Gold-digger
It Was a Dark and Sandy Site
Bone-Dry Botany
Beyond Boggy: The Pittttt of Despair

6. Micyrey - themes:
Red & white perennial garden
Red annual garden for hummingbirds
Orange flowers
Purple and yellow butterfly garden
Caterpillar garden
Missouri Wildflower Garden

7. Sandysgardens - themes:
Stand-up & Salute America!
Let's Get Wet!
The Forgotten Patch!
On the Dark Side!
Who's That?
Grand(ma) Garden

8. Clay_lady - themes:
(coming soon)

9. Julie_mn - themes:
Variables
Orientation
Metallurgy
So Crows the Raven
Sugar N' Spice
N' Everything Nice

10. Jaynine - themes:
Tea Garden
Healing Garden
Basil Garden

11. Sandlapper_rose - themes:
Miniatures
Variegated
Tea or Coffee
Law or Law Enforcement
Travel

12. Lisam627_ohio_z6 - themes:
Gardenweb Member's Favorites
Rainbow Flower Garden

13. Booberry85 - themes:
The Trinity of Spices: Basil, Oregano & Parsley
Crazy Daisy, Lazy Daisy
Three Sisters
So What's Weird, Anyway?
Pansies, Petunias and Poppies

14. Strmywthr3 - themes:
Herb Garden
Blue & Purple Garden
Beyond Boggy
The Odd Tomato Garden
Colorful Veggies
Butterflies & Hummingbirds

15. Chitownladyd - themes:
See and Say
Hooray for the Red, White and Blue
Thanks for the Memories
Sizzle and Spice
Double the Fun

16. Browneyedsusan - themes:
High Noon
Rebecca's Garden
Shady Ladies

17. Velsgarden - themes:
Red Perennial Bed
Herb Garden
Fairy Garden
Children's Garden
Spook Garden
Lily of the Valley
Fruit Garden
Green Green Grass of Home
Anatomy Garden
Chocolate Garden

18. Shellfreak - themes:
Reseeders
Red, Red & Red
Butterfly and Hummingbird
Lucky

19. Grandmachris - themes:
Big Leaves
Silver Leaves

20. Roper2008 - themes:
Scent's In The Air
Pepper Rally
Bee Heaven
The Couch Tomato

21. Shinyalloy - themes:
Great Muppet Caper
Rainbow Sherbert
Shrinking Violet
Addams Family
Night Owl

22. Hotwheel_Tim - themes:
Butterfly Bee Garden
Chicken Food Garden

23. Threeshyacres - themes:
Bone Dry Botany
The Forgotton Patch
Double the Fun
Pansies, Petunias, and Poppies
Plants That Stay Past Curfew
Cottage Garden
Winter Interest

24. Grovespirit - themes:
Elseweyr - Where Snowbird Fairies Fly South For the Winter
P4 (Poisonless Perennial Perfumed Paradise)
Paint the Town Red With Salad
Diversity Tropical Food Garden

25. Fcoffill - themes:
Annual Container Garden
One Foot Tall and Bulletproof!
Tropical-esque

26. Rbrady - themes:
Pot Me Up
No Sun/No Problem
Touch of Gray
Red Memorial Bed
Short Stuff


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RE: Theme Descriptions

Theme Garden Themes By Description

Addams Family – creepy, kooky, mysterious, spooky, altogether ooky – Shinyalloy_5
Anatomy Garden – peter peppers, clitoria ternatea, painted tongue, any body parts – Velsgarden
Annual Container Garden – in vibrant shades, annuals for containers – Fcoffill
Astrology/Astronomy – plants with names of zodiac signs or planets – Drippy
Basil Garden – Jaynine
Bee Garden – plants to attract/provide nectar for bees – Poisondartfrog
Bee Heaven – Roper2008
Beyond Boggy: The Pittttt of Despair – plants that can live in standing water – Stage_rat, Strmywthr3
Big Leaves – Grandmachris
Blue & Purple Garden – especially deep blue & purple – Strmywthr3
Bog Garden – plants that like wet feet - Suecirish
Bone-Dry Botany – plants that like dry soil, more sun than shade – Stage_rat, Threeshyacres
Butterfly/Bee/Bird – attractive to, host plants – Suecirish, Hotwheel_tim
Butterfly & Hummingbird – Shellfreak, Strmywthr3
Caterpillar Garden – host plants for caterpillars – Micyrey
Celtic Heritage Garden – anything native to, or Celtic named, Ireland/Scotland/England/Wales, etc. - Suecirish
Children's Garden (Sunflowers, Peanuts, Gourds) – Velsgarden
Chicken Food – plants that are foods for chicken – Hotwheel_tim
Chocolate Garden – anything with chocolate in the name – Velsgarden
Colorful Veggies – veggies not the usual colors, like purple beans, etc – Strmywthr3
Cottage Garden – rosy, feminine, unplanned, pretty; whites & pastels – Threeshyacres
The Couch Tomato – Roper2008
Crazy Daisy, Lazy Daisy – any daisy or daisy-like flowers – Booberry
Diversity Tropical Food – heirloom fruits, veggies, edible flowers that do not need winter chill to produce; the weirder the better – Grovespirit
Double the Fun – flowers that have a double bloom – Chitownladyd, Threeshyacres
Elseweyr; Where Snowbird Fairies Fly South For the Winter – dwarf varieties of flowering plants, no more than 14" pref, cannot require stratification (pre-chilling); may have dwarf, elf, fairy names or attractive properties – Grovespirit
Everlastings – plants for dried arrangements – Drippy
Fairy Garden – Velsgarden
Flying – anything named or related to flight – Drippy
Frozen, But Not Frigid – plants with cold names like snow, cold, arctic, frost, ice – Poisondartfrog
Fruit Garden – Velsgarden
The Forgotten Patch – plants that thrive on neglect – Sandysgardens, Threeshyacres
A Garden of Gourds – ornamental gourds, pumpkins & squash for fall decorating – Poisondartfrog
Gardenweb Member's Favorites – Lisam627_ohio_z6
Gemstones – plants with precious or semi-precious gem names – Drippy
Girls, girls, girls – plants with girls' names – Drippy
Gold-digger – gold foliage, variegated and gold, gold-edged, or chartreuse foliage – Stage_rat
Grand(ma) – plants with "grand" as part of common, species, cultivar, variety name – Sandysgardens
Great Muppet Caper – anything related to Muppets, including Sesame Street – Shinyalloy_5
Green, Green Grass of Home – ornamental grasses – Velsgarden
Hail Brittania – similar to Celtic, including plants reminiscent of English gardens - Drippy
Healing Garden – medicinal plants, including hot peppers – Jaynine
Herbs/Medicinal Herbs – Suecirish, Drippy, Velsgarden, Strmywthr3
Hey, Shorty – short plants, but not ground covers - Pattygrow5
High Noon – plants for hot, dry, sunny sites like salvias, agastaches, scutellarias, penstemons – Browneyedsusan
Hooray for the Red, White & Blue – red, white, blue(ish) flowers that work together – Chitownladyd
Hummingbird Garden – red annuals – Micyrey
It Was a Dark and Sandy Site – plants for dry shade, with neat blooms/foliage – Stage_rat
Kings, Queens, and the Royal Court – names, castles, etc – Drippy
Law or Law Enforcement – plants named or related to these ideas – Sandlapper_Rose
Let's Get Wet – plants that live in very wet condition, more sun than shade – Sandysgardens
Lily of the Valley - daylily, oriental, asiatic – Velsgarden
Lucky – anything with Lucky in the name – Shellfreak
Metallurgy – metallic colored blooms, foliage, seeds – gold, silver, copper, pewter, etc. - Julie_mn
Miniatures – the smaller the better – Sandlapper_Rose
Missouri Wildflower Garden – Micyrey
Moon Garden – all whites - Drippy
Music – plants with musical names – Drippy
Native American – plants with tribal names, or historically used by, Native Americans – Drippy
N' Everything Nice – your favorites – Julie_mn
Night Owl – plants that bloom at night – Shinyalloy_5
No Sun/No Problem – shade plants hardy to zone 5 – Rbrady
Ocean – in the name, or that grow on/near beach – Drippy
Odd Tomato Garden – odd shapes, sizes, colors, etc. - Strmywthr3
On The Dark Side! - plants with maroon, burgundy foliage or maroon/black flowers – Sandysgardens
One Foot Tall and Bulletproof! - shorties that thrive in adverse conditions, e.g., too hot, too shady – except dianthus, thrift, liriope – Fcoffill
Orange flowers – Micyrey
Orientation – named or from the Orient, Asia, Himalayas, OR something related to a change in position – Julie_mn
P4 (Poisonless Perennial Perfumed Paradise) – scented non-toxic perennials; e.g., no daturas or brugs, and no annual scented herbs – Grovespirit
Paint the Town Red with Salad – heirloom red salad veggies; no beets – Grovespirit
Pansies, Petunias, and Poppies – Booberry, Threeshyacres
Pepper Rally – Roper2008
Plants That Stay Past Curfew – long bloomers into late summer/autumn – Threeshyacres
Pot Me Up – annuals, perennials, tropicals that do well in containers – Rbrady
Poultry Garden – plants that reference chickens, ducks, turkey, eggs, etc – Poisondartfrog
Praise Garden – plants with praise/joy words in the name – Drippy
Purple and Yellow Butterfly Garden – Micyrey
Rainbow Flower Garden – any color that grows – Lisam627_ohio_z6
Rainbow Sherbert – bright colors for shade; pinks, orange, green – Shinyalloy_5
Rare and Unusual – rarer plants, or things that look different or weird Pattygrow5
Reach for the Sky – flowering vines except for morning glories – Pattygrow5
Rebecca's Garden – flowers with Rebecca, Becca, Becky in the name, except shasta "Becky" – Browneyedsusan
Red Memorial Bed – dark red/burgundy/maroon flowers or foliage – Rbrady
Red Perennial Bed – Velsgarden
Red and White Garden – red and white perennials – Micyrey
Red, Red, Red – Shellfreak
Reseeders – flowers that reseed – Shellfreak
Scent's In The Air – Roper2008
See and Say – plant name is difficult to pronounce but lovely to you – Chitownladyd
Shady Ladies – plants for shade – Browneyedsusan
Short Stuff – short or trailing plants that stay under 12 inches – Rbrady
Shrinking Violet – wild violets, cyclamens, shorter pansies, or anything that would not overpower dainty beauties – Shinyalloy_5
Silver Leaf – whole leaf is silver, or spots/variegations – Grandmachris
Sizzle & Spice – plants that will take a lot of sun & heat – Chitownladyd
So Crows the Raven: Evermore! - names or related to the genus corvus in family corvidae (crows, ravens, etc) – Julie_mn
So What's Weird, Anyway? - weird, odd, unusual edibles – Booberry
Spook Garden (Transylvania, Ghost, Boo) – Velsgarden
Stand Up and Salute America! - tall, stately red, white & blue plants – Sandysgardens
Sugar N' Spice – cute edible flowers, and spices of all kinds – Julie_mn
Sun Doesn't Mean Yellow – any sunflowers that aren't plain yellow – Pattygrow5
Tea Garden – any plant used to make tea – Jaynine
Tea or Coffee – plants named or used to make tea or coffee – Sandlapper_Rose
Thanks for the Memories – plants with special meaning to you that might be in a memorial garden – Chitownladyd
Three Sisters: Beans, Squash, Corn – Booberry
Touch of Gray – plants with gray or blue-gray foliage, full sun – Rbrady
Trinity of Spices: Basil, Oregano, Parsley – varieties of same – Booberry
Travel – plants named with travel destinations or related to travel – Sandlapper_Rose
Tropical-esque for Shade – over the top flowers & foliage such as brugs, cannas, elephant ears, hosta, etc – Fcoffill
Variables – so ugly it's cute, too pretty to eat, one man's trash is another's treasure, so new or different it's rare, etc. - Julie_mn
Variegated Plants – Sandlapper_Rose, Pattygrow5
Vlad the Impaler – plants with spiky forms like digitalis, salvias, liatris, etc – Poisondartfrog
Who's That? - plants that reference people's names, or have title like King, St., Mrs., etc – Sandysgardens
Wicked Weird – named or relating to magic, witchy, supernatural – Suecirish
Winter Interest – plants that look interesting into winter (structure or foliage), after blooms have gone - Threeshyacres


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I'm really enjoying the funny and clever theme names people are coming up with!

grovespirit, it's true, in dry shade it often seems like the best thing to grow is rock! But, possibly a plant that's a thug in wet shade would do ok in dry shade. The thugs I have tried have done pretty well.

I'd like to add a Theme, if I may:
"No Snooping!" TALL plants, probably annuals, that shoot up fast and provide privacy, but aren't very bushy---but are deer-proof! So, no sunflowers. There's a striped-leaf ornamental corn that might do well, and I have some sorghum to try (which deer won't eat 'til fall, I've read).

I'm trying to change a focal point in my yard, and I need to screen the view from a certain spot.


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Stage_Rat - I really like your new theme 'No Snooping'.

Sandy


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RE: NEW: Theme Garden Swap 2009

7 days left! Any other takers out there?

Stage_rat, I'll add "No Snooping" the next time I update the lists (very clever! :))


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RE: NEW: Theme Garden Swap 2009

Drippy,
I trying to understand how this swap works. I know we are supposed to mail the seed to you and that you will mail them out. Do we send a sasbe with our seeds? You shouldn't have to pay postage.

Susan.


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RE: NEW: Theme Garden Swap 2009

Yes, Susan - I'll send out the full instructions with my address - typically you send a bubble envelope with your seeds inside, and either a label plus return postage (I reuse your mailer to send your seeds back), or a separate, self-addressed stamped bubble tucked inside. As long as the original mailer you use is in decent enough shape, it's easy enough to just paste your address label over my address & use your return postage. But either way is fine.

I'm still hoping we have a few more sign-ups - the more the merrier on this one. However, we have a great group already signed up, so the swap is definitely a "go".


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RE: NEW: Theme Garden Swap 2009

Hope I'm not too late to sign up. I didn't get a chance to join last year, but it was great the year before that. I have some cool stuff growing in my garden thanks to this swap.

Let me know if there is room for me and I'll pick out a theme or two and start packing seeds.

Jase


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RE: NEW: Theme Garden Swap 2009

Down to the final five days of sign-ups, and looking good!

Updated list - if you see your name & themes here, but didn't get an email from me acknowledging your sign-up, please email me:

1. Drippy - themes:
Native American
Girls, girls, girls
Flying
Praise Garden
Kings, Queens, and the Royal Court
Moon
Hail Brittania
Ocean
Music
Everlasting
Gemstones
Astrology/astronomy
Herb

2. Pattygrow5 - themes:
Rare and unusual
Hey, Shorty!
Reach for the Sky
Variegated Plants
Sun Doesn't Mean Yellow

3. Poisondartfrog - themes:
Poultry Garden
Vlad the Impaler
A Garden of Gourds
Bee Garden
Frozen But Not Frigid

4. Suecirish - themes:
Celtic Heritage Garden
Wicked Weird Garden
Butterfly, Bee, Bird
Herbal/Medicinal
Bog Garden

5. Stage_rat - themes:
Gold-digger
It Was a Dark and Sandy Site
Bone-Dry Botany
Beyond Boggy: The Pittttt of Despair
No Snooping

6. Micyrey - themes:
Red & white perennial garden
Red annual garden for hummingbirds
Orange flowers
Purple and yellow butterfly garden
Caterpillar garden
Missouri Wildflower Garden

7. Sandysgardens - themes:
Stand-up & Salute America!
Let's Get Wet!
The Forgotten Patch!
On the Dark Side!
Who's That?
Grand(ma) Garden

8. Clay_lady - themes:
(coming soon)

9. Julie_mn - themes:
Variables
Orientation
Metallurgy
So Crows the Raven
Sugar N' Spice
N' Everything Nice

10. Jaynine - themes:
Tea Garden
Healing Garden
Basil Garden

11. Sandlapper_rose - themes:
Miniatures
Variegated
Tea or Coffee
Law or Law Enforcement
Travel

12. Lisam627_ohio_z6 - themes:
Gardenweb Member's Favorites
Rainbow Flower Garden

13. Booberry85 - themes:
The Trinity of Spices: Basil, Oregano & Parsley
Crazy Daisy, Lazy Daisy
Three Sisters
So What's Weird, Anyway?
Pansies, Petunias and Poppies

14. Strmywthr3 - themes:
Herb Garden
Blue & Purple Garden
Beyond Boggy
The Odd Tomato Garden
Colorful Veggies
Butterflies & Hummingbirds

15. Chitownladyd - themes:
See and Say
Hooray for the Red, White and Blue
Thanks for the Memories
Sizzle and Spice
Double the Fun

16. Browneyedsusan - themes:
High Noon
Rebecca's Garden
Shady Ladies

17. Velsgarden - themes:
Red Perennial Bed
Herb Garden
Fairy Garden
Children's Garden
Spook Garden
Lily of the Valley
Fruit Garden
Green Green Grass of Home
Anatomy Garden
Chocolate Garden

18. Shellfreak - themes:
Reseeders
Red, Red & Red
Butterfly and Hummingbird
Lucky

19. Grandmachris - themes:
Big Leaves
Silver Leaves

20. Roper2008 - themes:
Scent's In The Air
Pepper Rally
Bee Heaven
The Couch Tomato

21. Shinyalloy - themes:
Great Muppet Caper
Rainbow Sherbert
Shrinking Violet
Addams Family
Night Owl

22. Hotwheel_Tim - themes:
Butterfly Bee Garden
Chicken Food Garden

23. Threeshyacres - themes:
Bone Dry Botany
The Forgotton Patch
Double the Fun
Pansies, Petunias, and Poppies
Plants That Stay Past Curfew
Cottage Garden
Winter Interest

24. Grovespirit - themes:
Elseweyr - Where Snowbird Fairies Fly South For the Winter
P4 (Poisonless Perennial Perfumed Paradise)
Paint the Town Red With Salad
Diversity Tropical Food Garden

25. Fcoffill - themes:
Annual Container Garden
One Foot Tall and Bulletproof!
Tropical-esque

26. Rbrady - themes:
Pot Me Up
No Sun/No Problem
Touch of Gray
Red Memorial Bed
Short Stuff

27. Plantaholics - themes:
(coming soon)


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Themes By Description

Theme Garden Themes By Description

Addams Family – creepy, kooky, mysterious, spooky, altogether ooky – Shinyalloy_5
Anatomy Garden – peter peppers, clitoria ternatea, painted tongue, any body parts – Velsgarden
Annual Container Garden – in vibrant shades, annuals for containers – Fcoffill
Astrology/Astronomy – plants with names of zodiac signs or planets – Drippy
Basil Garden – Jaynine
Bee Garden – plants to attract/provide nectar for bees – Poisondartfrog
Bee Heaven – Roper2008
Beyond Boggy: The Pittttt of Despair – plants that can live in standing water – Stage_rat, Strmywthr3
Big Leaves – Grandmachris
Blue & Purple Garden – especially deep blue & purple – Strmywthr3
Bog Garden – plants that like wet feet - Suecirish
Bone-Dry Botany – plants that like dry soil, more sun than shade – Stage_rat, Threeshyacres
Butterfly/Bee/Bird – attractive to, host plants – Suecirish, Hotwheel_tim
Butterfly & Hummingbird – Shellfreak, Strmywthr3
Caterpillar Garden – host plants for caterpillars – Micyrey
Celtic Heritage Garden – anything native to, or Celtic named, Ireland/Scotland/England/Wales, etc. - Suecirish
Children's Garden (Sunflowers, Peanuts, Gourds) – Velsgarden
Chicken Food – plants that are foods for chicken – Hotwheel_tim
Chocolate Garden – anything with chocolate in the name – Velsgarden
Colorful Veggies – veggies not the usual colors, like purple beans, etc – Strmywthr3
Cottage Garden – rosy, feminine, unplanned, pretty; whites & pastels – Threeshyacres
The Couch Tomato – Roper2008
Crazy Daisy, Lazy Daisy – any daisy or daisy-like flowers – Booberry
Diversity Tropical Food – heirloom fruits, veggies, edible flowers that do not need winter chill to produce; the weirder the better – Grovespirit
Double the Fun – flowers that have a double bloom – Chitownladyd, Threeshyacres
Elseweyr; Where Snowbird Fairies Fly South For the Winter – dwarf varieties of flowering plants, no more than 14" pref, cannot require stratification (pre-chilling); may have dwarf, elf, fairy names or attractive properties – Grovespirit
Everlastings – plants for dried arrangements – Drippy
Fairy Garden – Velsgarden
Flying – anything named or related to flight – Drippy
Frozen, But Not Frigid – plants with cold names like snow, cold, arctic, frost, ice – Poisondartfrog
Fruit Garden – Velsgarden
The Forgotten Patch – plants that thrive on neglect – Sandysgardens, Threeshyacres
A Garden of Gourds – ornamental gourds, pumpkins & squash for fall decorating – Poisondartfrog
Gardenweb Member's Favorites – Lisam627_ohio_z6
Gemstones – plants with precious or semi-precious gem names – Drippy
Girls, girls, girls – plants with girls' names – Drippy
Gold-digger – gold foliage, variegated and gold, gold-edged, or chartreuse foliage – Stage_rat
Grand(ma) – plants with "grand" as part of common, species, cultivar, variety name – Sandysgardens
Great Muppet Caper – anything related to Muppets, including Sesame Street – Shinyalloy_5
Green, Green Grass of Home – ornamental grasses – Velsgarden
Hail Brittania – similar to Celtic, including plants reminiscent of English gardens - Drippy
Healing Garden – medicinal plants, including hot peppers – Jaynine
Herbs/Medicinal Herbs – Suecirish, Drippy, Velsgarden, Strmywthr3
Hey, Shorty – short plants, but not ground covers - Pattygrow5
High Noon – plants for hot, dry, sunny sites like salvias, agastaches, scutellarias, penstemons – Browneyedsusan
Hooray for the Red, White & Blue – red, white, blue(ish) flowers that work together – Chitownladyd
Hummingbird Garden – red annuals – Micyrey
It Was a Dark and Sandy Site – plants for dry shade, with neat blooms/foliage – Stage_rat
Kings, Queens, and the Royal Court – names, castles, etc – Drippy
Law or Law Enforcement – plants named or related to these ideas – Sandlapper_Rose
Let's Get Wet – plants that live in very wet condition, more sun than shade – Sandysgardens
Lily of the Valley - daylily, oriental, asiatic – Velsgarden
Lucky – anything with Lucky in the name – Shellfreak
Metallurgy – metallic colored blooms, foliage, seeds – gold, silver, copper, pewter, etc. - Julie_mn
Miniatures – the smaller the better – Sandlapper_Rose
Missouri Wildflower Garden – Micyrey
Moon Garden – all whites - Drippy
Music – plants with musical names – Drippy
Native American – plants with tribal names, or historically used by, Native Americans – Drippy
N' Everything Nice – your favorites – Julie_mn
Night Owl – plants that bloom at night – Shinyalloy_5
No Snooping - fast growing (probably annuals) tall (not wide) deerproof plants - Stage_rat
No Sun/No Problem – shade plants hardy to zone 5 – Rbrady
Ocean – in the name, or that grow on/near beach – Drippy
Odd Tomato Garden – odd shapes, sizes, colors, etc. - Strmywthr3
On The Dark Side! - plants with maroon, burgundy foliage or maroon/black flowers – Sandysgardens
One Foot Tall and Bulletproof! - shorties that thrive in adverse conditions, e.g., too hot, too shady – except dianthus, thrift, liriope – Fcoffill
Orange flowers – Micyrey
Orientation – named or from the Orient, Asia, Himalayas, OR something related to a change in position – Julie_mn
P4 (Poisonless Perennial Perfumed Paradise) – scented non-toxic perennials; e.g., no daturas or brugs, and no annual scented herbs – Grovespirit
Paint the Town Red with Salad – heirloom red salad veggies; no beets – Grovespirit
Pansies, Petunias, and Poppies – Booberry, Threeshyacres
Pepper Rally – Roper2008
Plants That Stay Past Curfew – long bloomers into late summer/autumn – Threeshyacres
Pot Me Up – annuals, perennials, tropicals that do well in containers – Rbrady
Poultry Garden – plants that reference chickens, ducks, turkey, eggs, etc – Poisondartfrog
Praise Garden – plants with praise/joy words in the name – Drippy
Purple and Yellow Butterfly Garden – Micyrey
Rainbow Flower Garden – any color that grows – Lisam627_ohio_z6
Rainbow Sherbert – bright colors for shade; pinks, orange, green – Shinyalloy_5
Rare and Unusual – rarer plants, or things that look different or weird Pattygrow5
Reach for the Sky – flowering vines except for morning glories – Pattygrow5
Rebecca's Garden – flowers with Rebecca, Becca, Becky in the name, except shasta "Becky" – Browneyedsusan
Red Memorial Bed – dark red/burgundy/maroon flowers or foliage – Rbrady
Red Perennial Bed – Velsgarden
Red and White Garden – red and white perennials – Micyrey
Red, Red, Red – Shellfreak
Reseeders – flowers that reseed – Shellfreak
Scent's In The Air – Roper2008
See and Say – plant name is difficult to pronounce but lovely to you – Chitownladyd
Shady Ladies – plants for shade – Browneyedsusan
Short Stuff – short or trailing plants that stay under 12 inches – Rbrady
Shrinking Violet – wild violets, cyclamens, shorter pansies, or anything that would not overpower dainty beauties – Shinyalloy_5
Silver Leaf – whole leaf is silver, or spots/variegations – Grandmachris
Sizzle & Spice – plants that will take a lot of sun & heat – Chitownladyd
So Crows the Raven: Evermore! - names or related to the genus corvus in family corvidae (crows, ravens, etc) – Julie_mn
So What's Weird, Anyway? - weird, odd, unusual edibles – Booberry
Spook Garden (Transylvania, Ghost, Boo) – Velsgarden
Stand Up and Salute America! - tall, stately red, white & blue plants – Sandysgardens
Sugar N' Spice – cute edible flowers, and spices of all kinds – Julie_mn
Sun Doesn't Mean Yellow – any sunflowers that aren't plain yellow – Pattygrow5
Tea Garden – any plant used to make tea – Jaynine
Tea or Coffee – plants named or used to make tea or coffee – Sandlapper_Rose
Thanks for the Memories – plants with special meaning to you that might be in a memorial garden – Chitownladyd
Three Sisters: Beans, Squash, Corn – Booberry
Touch of Gray – plants with gray or blue-gray foliage, full sun – Rbrady
Trinity of Spices: Basil, Oregano, Parsley – varieties of same – Booberry
Travel – plants named with travel destinations or related to travel – Sandlapper_Rose
Tropical-esque for Shade – over the top flowers & foliage such as brugs, cannas, elephant ears, hosta, etc – Fcoffill
Variables – so ugly it's cute, too pretty to eat, one man's trash is another's treasure, so new or different it's rare, etc. - Julie_mn
Variegated Plants – Sandlapper_Rose, Pattygrow5
Vlad the Impaler – plants with spiky forms like digitalis, salvias, liatris, etc – Poisondartfrog
Who's That? - plants that reference people's names, or have title like King, St., Mrs., etc – Sandysgardens
Wicked Weird – named or relating to magic, witchy, supernatural – Suecirish
Winter Interest – plants that look interesting into winter (structure or foliage), after blooms have gone - Threeshyacres


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RE: NEW: Theme Garden Swap 2009

Okay, everyone who is listed on the participant's list has been emailed, except Grandmachris and Hotwheel_Tim, because I have no way get ahold of you. You must email me - log in, find any post with my name on it, click on my name or My Page, then click on Send an Email. I have received all my GW emails pretty reliably so far. Post here if you have any trouble.

Clay_lady, we need your themes - I'll send you an email, because I know you got my first one.

Jase, welcome back! I emailed you awhile ago; if you didn't get it, let me know.

I just finished hacking together an advent wreath, with greens, berries and dried seed pods I gathered from around the apartment complex. I'm not kidding when I say I hacked it together; I think it's going to fall apart if I try to move it. It looks nice, though! I know what I did wrong now, but you know what they say - too soon old, too late smart, LOL.


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RE: NEW: Theme Garden Swap 2009

Kim

hotwheel_tim is michelle's (micyrey) son, if she has the info he does too.

We had our first hard frost in the early hours this morning, everything looks so pretty, brrrrr! It is a beautiful sunshine bright morning here!

Does anyone here have snow yet?

Have a wonderful day!

Frances


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RE: NEW: Theme Garden Swap 2009

Drippy: I've emailed you but in case I make the cut I want to list my themes here!!

Medicine wheel garden: medicinal herbs flowers and small vegetable plants of the following colors:East:Yellow, South:Red, West:black, blue, purple, and North:White/silver

Three Sisters: Beans, Squash, Corn

Children's Garden- Sunflowers, carrots, pumpkins/gourds

Colorful Veggies – veggies not the usual colors, like purple beans, etc

Asian edibles; Chinese Leek, Bunching Onion, Baby Corn, Pak Choy , Chinese Cabbage... etc

French garden; eggplant, tomato, peppers, artichoke, Belgian endive, radish etc


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Hi Drippy, I would like to join.

My garden themes:

Scent's To Soothe The Soul -- Flowers and plants that have a nice fragrance.

Aromatic Herb Garden -- Any herbs.

Salsa Garden -- Tomatoes, Peppers (Hot and Sweet) Anything that you put in salsa.

Tropical Garden -- Anything tropical that can be grown from seed.

Memory Garden -- This garden has plants and flowers that my father and my grandparents use to grow--
Violet, Petunia, Pansy, Carnation, Hollyhock, Lupine. Anything that you remember your parents or grandparents growing.

Thanks,
Patti


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Frances, thanks for the info on Hotwheel_Tim - I won't worry about him then - Micyrey might not want his email up on something as public as GW.

Organic_selah, I just emailed you, LOL - welcome to the swap! And Patti, you, too - I will add you both & update the lists later. Right now I have to go make my supper; I spent a ridiculous amount of time agonizing over Christmas decorations today. I simply don't have the Martha Stewart gene; why do I try to pretend I do every year at this time?
Then I remember, it's a perfectly good Christmas tree, Charlie Brown...:)


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RE: NEW: Theme Garden Swap 2009

Hi everyone, has anyone ever heard of Wyethia helianthoides? It's a white sunflower-like plant, perennial, and it likes wet areas. I'm wondering if it could do well in standing water. There's not much info on it compared to other plants. It blooms in early summer, which many people may like. There's a yellow species as well.


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RE: NEW: Theme Garden Swap 2009

Hi stage_rat, I have both heard of and observed Wyethia helianthoides, but only in its native habitat.

In all the places I've seen it growing wild, it did not have its roots in standing water for very long. In my experience this plant prefers to be on the marshy edge of a waterway, *not* with roots all the way in the water of the stream, puddle, lake, pond, bog, etc.

This doesn't necessarily mean it couldn't handle being in the water; it just means I have yet to see it do so on its own and have serious doubts as to its ability to deal with constantly wet roots.


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Hi Drippy, I would like to join also .

Here's my garden themes:

*Moongarden - all white flowers

*True Blue & Sublime Lime - true blue flowers and lime green flowers and foliage

*Really Red - red flowers

*Shimmering Silver - silver foliage

*Scentsational - fragrant flowers and plants

*Water Garden Wonderland - flowers/plants that like it in the water or in boggy conditions

*Peppers on Parade - both sweet and hot peppers, especially heirlooms

*Totally Tomatoes - tomatoes, especially heirlooms

*Melons and Winter Squashes - melons and winter squashes, especially heirlooms

*Colorful Veggies – veggies not the usual colors

*Herbs Garden - herbs

Penny


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Looks like a GREAT group in the swap! I need to get my rear in gear this week and get packing. It always take me way longer than I think it will to go through my seed stash and get things picked out, packaged, etc......

Jase - Glad to see you've joined again this year!!!

Sandy


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RE: NEW: Theme Garden Swap 2009

Updated list - if you see your name & themes here, but didn't get an email from me acknowledging your sign-up, please email me:

1. Drippy - themes:
Native American
Girls, girls, girls
Flying
Praise Garden
Kings, Queens, and the Royal Court
Moon
Hail Brittania
Ocean
Music
Everlasting
Gemstones
Astrology/astronomy
Herb

2. Pattygrow5 - themes:
Rare and unusual
Hey, Shorty!
Reach for the Sky
Variegated Plants
Sun Doesn't Mean Yellow

3. Poisondartfrog - themes:
Poultry Garden
Vlad the Impaler
A Garden of Gourds
Bee Garden
Frozen But Not Frigid

4. Suecirish - themes:
Celtic Heritage Garden
Wicked Weird Garden
Butterfly, Bee, Bird
Herbal/Medicinal
Bog Garden

5. Stage_rat - themes:
Gold-digger
It Was a Dark and Sandy Site
Bone-Dry Botany
Beyond Boggy: The Pittttt of Despair
No Snooping

6. Micyrey - themes:
Red & white perennial garden
Red annual garden for hummingbirds
Orange flowers
Purple and yellow butterfly garden
Caterpillar garden
Missouri Wildflower Garden

7. Sandysgardens - themes:
Stand-up & Salute America!
Let's Get Wet!
The Forgotten Patch!
On the Dark Side!
Who's That?
Grand(ma) Garden

8. Clay_lady - themes:
(coming soon)

9. Julie_mn - themes:
Variables
Orientation
Metallurgy
So Crows the Raven
Sugar N' Spice
N' Everything Nice

10. Jaynine - themes:
Tea Garden
Healing Garden
Basil Garden

11. Sandlapper_rose - themes:
Miniatures
Variegated
Tea or Coffee
Law or Law Enforcement
Travel

12. Lisam627_ohio_z6 - themes:
Gardenweb Member's Favorites
Rainbow Flower Garden

13. Booberry85 - themes:
The Trinity of Spices: Basil, Oregano & Parsley
Crazy Daisy, Lazy Daisy
Three Sisters
So What's Weird, Anyway?
Pansies, Petunias and Poppies

14. Strmywthr3 - themes:
Herb Garden
Blue & Purple Garden
Beyond Boggy
The Odd Tomato Garden
Colorful Veggies
Butterflies & Hummingbirds

15. Chitownladyd - themes:
See and Say
Hooray for the Red, White and Blue
Thanks for the Memories
Sizzle and Spice
Double the Fun

16. Browneyedsusan - themes:
High Noon
Rebecca's Garden
Shady Ladies

17. Velsgarden - themes:
Red Perennial Bed
Herb Garden
Fairy Garden
Children's Garden
Spook Garden
Lily of the Valley
Fruit Garden
Green Green Grass of Home
Anatomy Garden
Chocolate Garden

18. Shellfreak - themes:
Reseeders
Red, Red & Red
Butterfly and Hummingbird
Lucky

19. Grandmachris - themes:
Big Leaves
Silver Leaves

20. Roper2008 - themes:
Scent's In The Air
Pepper Rally
Bee Heaven
The Couch Tomato

21. Shinyalloy - themes:
Great Muppet Caper
Rainbow Sherbert
Shrinking Violet
Addams Family
Night Owl

22. Hotwheel_Tim - themes:
Butterfly Bee Garden
Chicken Food Garden

23. Threeshyacres - themes:
Bone Dry Botany
The Forgotton Patch
Double the Fun
Pansies, Petunias, and Poppies
Plants That Stay Past Curfew
Cottage Garden
Winter Interest

24. Grovespirit - themes:
Elseweyr - Where Snowbird Fairies Fly South For the Winter
P4 (Poisonless Perennial Perfumed Paradise)
Paint the Town Red With Salad
Diversity Tropical Food Garden

25. Fcoffill - themes:
Annual Container Garden
One Foot Tall and Bulletproof!
Tropical-esque

26. Rbrady - themes:
Pot Me Up
No Sun/No Problem
Touch of Gray
Red Memorial Bed
Short Stuff

27. Plantaholics - themes:
(coming soon)

28. Organic_selah - themes:
Medicine Wheel Garden
Three Sisters
Children's Garden
Colorful Veggies
Asian Edibles
French Garden

29. Patti1957 - themes:
Scents to Soothe the Soul
Aromatic Herb Garden
Salsa Garden
Tropical Garden
Memory Garden

30. Cybermeowz - themes:
Moon Garden
True Blue and Sublime Lime
Really Red
Shimmering Silver
Scentsational
Water Garden Wonderland
Peppers on Parade
Totally Tomatoes
Melons and Winter Squashes
Colorful Veggies
Herb Garden


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RE: Theme Descriptions

Theme Garden Themes By Description

Addams Family – creepy, kooky, mysterious, spooky, altogether ooky – Shinyalloy_5
Anatomy Garden – peter peppers, clitoria ternatea, painted tongue, any body parts – Velsgarden
Annual Container Garden – in vibrant shades, annuals for containers – Fcoffill
Asian Edibles - Chinese Leek, Bunching Onion, Baby Corn, Pak Choy , Chinese Cabbage etc - Organic_selah
Astrology/Astronomy – plants with names of zodiac signs or planets – Drippy
Basil Garden – Jaynine
Bee Garden – plants to attract/provide nectar for bees – Poisondartfrog
Bee Heaven – Roper2008
Beyond Boggy: The Pittttt of Despair – plants that can live in standing water – Stage_rat, Strmywthr3
Big Leaves – Grandmachris
Blue & Purple Garden – especially deep blue & purple – Strmywthr3
Bog Garden – plants that like wet feet - Suecirish
Bone-Dry Botany – plants that like dry soil, more sun than shade – Stage_rat, Threeshyacres
Butterfly/Bee/Bird – attractive to, host plants – Suecirish, Hotwheel_tim
Butterfly & Hummingbird – Shellfreak, Strmywthr3
Caterpillar Garden – host plants for caterpillars – Micyrey
Celtic Heritage Garden – anything native to, or Celtic named, Ireland/Scotland/England/Wales, etc. - Suecirish
Children's Garden (Sunflowers, Peanuts, Carrots, Gourds) – Velsgarden, Organic_selah
Chicken Food – plants that are foods for chicken – Hotwheel_tim
Chocolate Garden – anything with chocolate in the name – Velsgarden
Colorful Veggies – veggies not the usual colors, like purple beans, etc – Strmywthr3, Organic_selah, Cybermeowz
Cottage Garden – rosy, feminine, unplanned, pretty; whites & pastels – Threeshyacres
The Couch Tomato – Roper2008
Crazy Daisy, Lazy Daisy – any daisy or daisy-like flowers – Booberry
Diversity Tropical Food – heirloom fruits, veggies, edible flowers that do not need winter chill to produce; the weirder the better – Grovespirit
Double the Fun – flowers that have a double bloom – Chitownladyd, Threeshyacres
Elseweyr; Where Snowbird Fairies Fly South For the Winter – dwarf varieties of flowering plants, no more than 14" pref, cannot require stratification (pre-chilling); may have dwarf, elf, fairy names or attractive properties – Grovespirit
Everlastings – plants for dried arrangements – Drippy
Fairy Garden – Velsgarden
Flying – anything named or related to flight – Drippy
French Garden – eggplant, tomato, pepper, endive, artichoke, radish, etc – Organic_selah
Frozen, But Not Frigid – plants with cold names like snow, cold, arctic, frost, ice – Poisondartfrog
Fruit Garden – Velsgarden
The Forgotten Patch – plants that thrive on neglect – Sandysgardens, Threeshyacres
A Garden of Gourds – ornamental gourds, pumpkins & squash for fall decorating – Poisondartfrog
Gardenweb Member's Favorites – Lisam627_ohio_z6
Gemstones – plants with precious or semi-precious gem names – Drippy
Girls, girls, girls – plants with girls' names – Drippy
Gold-digger – gold foliage, variegated and gold, gold-edged, or chartreuse foliage – Stage_rat
Grand(ma) – plants with "grand" as part of common, species, cultivar, variety name – Sandysgardens
Great Muppet Caper – anything related to Muppets, including Sesame Street – Shinyalloy_5
Green, Green Grass of Home – ornamental grasses – Velsgarden
Hail Brittania – similar to Celtic, including plants reminiscent of English gardens - Drippy
Healing Garden – medicinal plants, including hot peppers – Jaynine
Herbs/Medicinal Herbs, Aromatic Herbs – Suecirish, Drippy, Velsgarden, Strmywthr3, Patti1957, Cybermeowz
Hey, Shorty – short plants, but not ground covers - Pattygrow5
High Noon – plants for hot, dry, sunny sites like salvias, agastaches, scutellarias, penstemons – Browneyedsusan
Hooray for the Red, White & Blue – red, white, blue(ish) flowers that work together – Chitownladyd
Hummingbird Garden – red annuals – Micyrey
It Was a Dark and Sandy Site – plants for dry shade, with neat blooms/foliage – Stage_rat
Kings, Queens, and the Royal Court – names, castles, etc – Drippy
Law or Law Enforcement – plants named or related to these ideas – Sandlapper_Rose
Let's Get Wet – plants that live in very wet condition, more sun than shade – Sandysgardens
Lily of the Valley - daylily, oriental, asiatic – Velsgarden
Lucky – anything with Lucky in the name – Shellfreak
Medicine Wheel Garden - medicinal herbs flowers and small vegetable plants of the following colors:East:Yellow, South:Red, West:black, blue, purple, and North:White/silver – Organic_selah
Melons and Winter Squashes – especially heirlooms – Cybermeowz
Memory Garden – violets, petunias, pansies, etc – anything you can remember your grandparents growing - Patti1957
Metallurgy – metallic colored blooms, foliage, seeds – gold, silver, copper, pewter, etc. - Julie_mn
Miniatures – the smaller the better – Sandlapper_Rose
Missouri Wildflower Garden – Micyrey
Moon Garden – all whites – Drippy, Cybermeowz
Music – plants with musical names – Drippy
Native American – plants with tribal names, or historically used by, Native Americans – Drippy
N' Everything Nice – your favorites – Julie_mn
Night Owl – plants that bloom at night – Shinyalloy_5
No Snooping – fast growing (probably annuals) tall (not wide) deerproof plants – Stage_rat
No Sun/No Problem – shade plants hardy to zone 5 – Rbrady
Ocean – in the name, or that grow on/near beach – Drippy
Odd Tomato Garden – odd shapes, sizes, colors, etc. - Strmywthr3
On The Dark Side! - plants with maroon, burgundy foliage or maroon/black flowers – Sandysgardens
One Foot Tall and Bulletproof! - shorties that thrive in adverse conditions, e.g., too hot, too shady – except dianthus, thrift, liriope – Fcoffill
Orange flowers – Micyrey
Orientation – named or from the Orient, Asia, Himalayas, OR something related to a change in position – Julie_mn
P4 (Poisonless Perennial Perfumed Paradise) – scented non-toxic perennials; e.g., no daturas or brugs, and no annual scented herbs – Grovespirit
Paint the Town Red with Salad – heirloom red salad veggies; no beets – Grovespirit
Pansies, Petunias, and Poppies – Booberry, Threeshyacres
Pepper Rally – Roper2008
Peppers on Parade – sweet & hot – Cybermeowz
Plants That Stay Past Curfew – long bloomers into late summer/autumn – Threeshyacres
Pot Me Up – annuals, perennials, tropicals that do well in containers – Rbrady
Poultry Garden – plants that reference chickens, ducks, turkey, eggs, etc – Poisondartfrog
Praise Garden – plants with praise/joy words in the name – Drippy
Purple and Yellow Butterfly Garden – Micyrey
Rainbow Flower Garden – any color that grows – Lisam627_ohio_z6
Rainbow Sherbert – bright colors for shade; pinks, orange, green – Shinyalloy_5
Rare and Unusual – rarer plants, or things that look different or weird Pattygrow5
Reach for the Sky – flowering vines except for morning glories – Pattygrow5
Really Red – red flowers – Cybermeowz
Rebecca's Garden – flowers with Rebecca, Becca, Becky in the name, except shasta "Becky" – Browneyedsusan
Red Memorial Bed – dark red/burgundy/maroon flowers or foliage – Rbrady
Red Perennial Bed – Velsgarden
Red and White Garden – red and white perennials – Micyrey
Red, Red, Red – Shellfreak
Reseeders – flowers that reseed – Shellfreak
Salsa Garden – any plants used in making salsa - Patti1957
Scent's In The Air – nicely fragrant plants - Roper2008
Scents to Soothe the Soul – nicely fragrant plants - Patti1957
Scentsational – fragrant flowers/plants – Cybermeowz
See and Say – plant name is difficult to pronounce but lovely to you – Chitownladyd
Shady Ladies – plants for shade – Browneyedsusan
Short Stuff – short or trailing plants that stay under 12 inches – Rbrady
Shrinking Violet – wild violets, cyclamens, shorter pansies, or anything that would not overpower dainty beauties – Shinyalloy_5
Shimmering Silver – silver foliage – Cybermeowz
Silver Leaf – whole leaf is silver, or spots/variegations – Grandmachris
Sizzle & Spice – plants that will take a lot of sun & heat – Chitownladyd
So Crows the Raven: Evermore! - names or related to the genus corvus in family corvidae (crows, ravens, etc) – Julie_mn
So What's Weird, Anyway? - weird, odd, unusual edibles – Booberry
Spook Garden (Transylvania, Ghost, Boo) – Velsgarden
Stand Up and Salute America! - tall, stately red, white & blue plants – Sandysgardens
Sugar N' Spice – cute edible flowers, and spices of all kinds – Julie_mn
Sun Doesn't Mean Yellow – any sunflowers that aren't plain yellow – Pattygrow5
Tea Garden – any plant used to make tea – Jaynine
Tea or Coffee – plants named or used to make tea or coffee – Sandlapper_Rose
Thanks for the Memories – plants with special meaning to you that might be in a memorial garden – Chitownladyd
Three Sisters: Beans, Squash, Corn – Booberry, Organic_selah
Totally Tomatoes – especially heirlooms - Cybermeowz
Touch of Gray – plants with gray or blue-gray foliage, full sun – Rbrady
Trinity of Spices: Basil, Oregano, Parsley – varieties of same – Booberry
Travel – plants named with travel destinations or related to travel – Sandlapper_Rose
Tropical Garden – anything tropical that can be grown from seed - Patti1957
Tropical-esque for Shade – over the top flowers & foliage such as brugs, cannas, elephant ears, hosta, etc – Fcoffill
True Blue and Sublime Lime – true blue flowers, lime green flowers/foliage - Cybermeowz
Variables – so ugly it's cute, too pretty to eat, one man's trash is another's treasure, so new or different it's rare, etc. - Julie_mn
Variegated Plants – Sandlapper_Rose, Pattygrow5
Vlad the Impaler – plants with spiky forms like digitalis, salvias, liatris, etc – Poisondartfrog
Water Garden Wonderland – plants that like wet/boggy conditions – Cybermeowz
Who's That? - plants that reference people's names, or have title like King, St., Mrs., etc – Sandysgardens
Wicked Weird – named or relating to magic, witchy, supernatural – Suecirish
Winter Interest – plants that look interesting into winter (structure or foliage), after blooms have gone - Threeshyacres


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RE: NEW: Theme Garden Swap 2009

I would like to enter the following themes in the exchange for my garden
Heirloom Tomatoes
Chocolate Garden
Memory Garden
Edible Flowers
Rare And Unusual
Hummingbird and Butterfly
Sun and moon--- Flowers that bloom in the early morning or in the evening---


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RE: NEW: Theme Garden Swap 2009

OK... I've resisted long enough but this looks too good.
Thanks for hosting this, drippy! I'd like to enter with the following themes:

Herbin' Urban- Herbs that do well in containers

Topsy Turvey Tomato- Tomatoes best for upside down gardening: patio and hanging basket varieties

Pretty Shady- Plants that bloom in shade

Rare and Unusual

The Whole Bloomin' Year- annuals that have a long blooming time

Happy Holidays Everyone... only 12 more days until Wintersowing starts!
Peace,
George


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RE: NEW: Theme Garden Swap 2009

Nice to see folks still joining :)


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RE: NEW: Theme Garden Swap 2009

Thanks for the info on the Wyethia, grovespirit.

Gee oh, I like your themes! "Pretty shady" is a really good one!


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RE: NEW: Theme Garden Swap 2009

Updated list - if you see your name & themes here, but didn't get an email from me acknowledging your sign-up, please email me:

1. Drippy - themes:
Native American
Girls, girls, girls
Flying
Praise Garden
Kings, Queens, and the Royal Court
Moon
Hail Brittania
Ocean
Music
Everlasting
Gemstones
Astrology/astronomy
Herb

2. Pattygrow5 - themes:
Rare and unusual
Hey, Shorty!
Reach for the Sky
Variegated Plants
Sun Doesn't Mean Yellow

3. Poisondartfrog - themes:
Poultry Garden
Vlad the Impaler
A Garden of Gourds
Bee Garden
Frozen But Not Frigid

4. Suecirish - themes:
Celtic Heritage Garden
Wicked Weird Garden
Butterfly, Bee, Bird
Herbal/Medicinal
Bog Garden

5. Stage_rat - themes:
Gold-digger
It Was a Dark and Sandy Site
Bone-Dry Botany
Beyond Boggy: The Pittttt of Despair
No Snooping

6. Micyrey - themes:
Red & white perennial garden
Red annual garden for hummingbirds
Orange flowers
Purple and yellow butterfly garden
Caterpillar garden
Missouri Wildflower Garden

7. Sandysgardens - themes:
Stand-up & Salute America!
Let's Get Wet!
The Forgotten Patch!
On the Dark Side!
Who's That?
Grand(ma) Garden

8. Clay_lady - themes:
Heirloom Tomatoes
Chocolate Garden
Memory Garden
Edible Flowers
Rare and Unusual
Butterfly and Hummingbird
Sun and Moon

9. Julie_mn - themes:
Variables
Orientation
Metallurgy
So Crows the Raven
Sugar N' Spice
N' Everything Nice

10. Jaynine - themes:
Tea Garden
Healing Garden
Basil Garden

11. Sandlapper_rose - themes:
Miniatures
Variegated
Tea or Coffee
Law or Law Enforcement
Travel

12. Lisam627_ohio_z6 - themes:
Gardenweb Member's Favorites
Rainbow Flower Garden

13. Booberry85 - themes:
The Trinity of Spices: Basil, Oregano & Parsley
Crazy Daisy, Lazy Daisy
Three Sisters
So What's Weird, Anyway?
Pansies, Petunias and Poppies

14. Strmywthr3 - themes:
Herb Garden
Blue & Purple Garden
Beyond Boggy
The Odd Tomato Garden
Colorful Veggies
Butterflies & Hummingbirds

15. Chitownladyd - themes:
See and Say
Hooray for the Red, White and Blue
Thanks for the Memories
Sizzle and Spice
Double the Fun

16. Browneyedsusan - themes:
High Noon
Rebecca's Garden
Shady Ladies

17. Velsgarden - themes:
Red Perennial Bed
Herb Garden
Fairy Garden
Children's Garden
Spook Garden
Lily of the Valley
Fruit Garden
Green Green Grass of Home
Anatomy Garden
Chocolate Garden

18. Shellfreak - themes:
Reseeders
Red, Red & Red
Butterfly and Hummingbird
Lucky

19. Grandmachris - themes:
Big Leaves
Silver Leaves

20. Roper2008 - themes:
Scent's In The Air
Pepper Rally
Bee Heaven
The Couch Tomato

21. Shinyalloy - themes:
Great Muppet Caper
Rainbow Sherbert
Shrinking Violet
Addams Family
Night Owl

22. Hotwheel_Tim - themes:
Butterfly Bee Garden
Chicken Food Garden

23. Threeshyacres - themes:
Bone Dry Botany
The Forgotton Patch
Double the Fun
Pansies, Petunias, and Poppies
Plants That Stay Past Curfew
Cottage Garden
Winter Interest

24. Grovespirit - themes:
Elseweyr - Where Snowbird Fairies Fly South For the Winter
P4 (Poisonless Perennial Perfumed Paradise)
Paint the Town Red With Salad
Diversity Tropical Food Garden

25. Fcoffill - themes:
Annual Container Garden
One Foot Tall and Bulletproof!
Tropical-esque

26. Rbrady - themes:
Pot Me Up
No Sun/No Problem
Touch of Gray
Red Memorial Bed
Short Stuff

27. Plantaholics - themes:
(coming soon)

28. Organic_selah - themes:
Medicine Wheel Garden
Three Sisters
Children's Garden
Colorful Veggies
Asian Edibles
French Garden

29. Patti1957 - themes:
Scents to Soothe the Soul
Aromatic Herb Garden
Salsa Garden
Tropical Garden
Memory Garden

30. Cybermeowz - themes:
Moon Garden
True Blue and Sublime Lime
Really Red
Shimmering Silver
Scentsational
Water Garden Wonderland
Peppers on Parade
Totally Tomatoes
Melons and Winter Squashes
Colorful Veggies
Herb Garden

31. Gee_oh_nyc - themes:
Herbin' Urban
Topsy Turvy Tomato
Pretty Shady
Rare and Unusual
The Whole Bloomin' Year


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RE: Theme Descriptions

Theme Garden Themes By Description

Addams Family – creepy, kooky, mysterious, spooky, altogether ooky – Shinyalloy_5
Anatomy Garden – peter peppers, clitoria ternatea, painted tongue, any body parts – Velsgarden
Annual Container Garden – in vibrant shades, annuals for containers – Fcoffill
Asian Edibles - Chinese Leek, Bunching Onion, Baby Corn, Pak Choy , Chinese Cabbage etc - Organic_selah
Astrology/Astronomy – plants with names of zodiac signs or planets – Drippy
Basil Garden – Jaynine
Bee Garden – plants to attract/provide nectar for bees – Poisondartfrog
Bee Heaven – Roper2008
Beyond Boggy: The Pittttt of Despair – plants that can live in standing water – Stage_rat, Strmywthr3
Big Leaves – Grandmachris
Blue & Purple Garden – especially deep blue & purple – Strmywthr3
Bog Garden – plants that like wet feet - Suecirish
Bone-Dry Botany – plants that like dry soil, more sun than shade – Stage_rat, Threeshyacres
Butterfly/Bee/Bird – attractive to, host plants – Suecirish, Hotwheel_tim
Butterfly & Hummingbird – Shellfreak, Strmywthr3, Clay_lady
Caterpillar Garden – host plants for caterpillars – Micyrey
Celtic Heritage Garden – anything native to, or Celtic named, Ireland/Scotland/England/Wales, etc. - Suecirish
Children's Garden (Sunflowers, Peanuts, Carrots, Gourds) – Velsgarden, Organic_selah
Chicken Food – plants that are foods for chicken – Hotwheel_tim
Chocolate Garden – anything with chocolate in the name – Velsgarden, Clay_lady
Colorful Veggies – veggies not the usual colors, like purple beans, etc – Strmywthr3, Organic_selah, Cybermeowz
Cottage Garden – rosy, feminine, unplanned, pretty; whites & pastels – Threeshyacres
The Couch Tomato – Roper2008
Crazy Daisy, Lazy Daisy – any daisy or daisy-like flowers – Booberry
Diversity Tropical Food – heirloom fruits, veggies, edible flowers that do not need winter chill to produce; the weirder the better – Grovespirit
Double the Fun – flowers that have a double bloom – Chitownladyd, Threeshyacres
Edible Flowers – Clay_lady
Elseweyr; Where Snowbird Fairies Fly South For the Winter – dwarf varieties of flowering plants, no more than 14" pref, cannot require stratification (pre-chilling); may have dwarf, elf, fairy names or attractive properties – Grovespirit
Everlastings – plants for dried arrangements – Drippy
Fairy Garden – Velsgarden
Flying – anything named or related to flight – Drippy
French Garden – eggplant, tomato, pepper, endive, artichoke, radish, etc – Organic_selah
Frozen, But Not Frigid – plants with cold names like snow, cold, arctic, frost, ice – Poisondartfrog
Fruit Garden – Velsgarden
The Forgotten Patch – plants that thrive on neglect – Sandysgardens, Threeshyacres
A Garden of Gourds – ornamental gourds, pumpkins & squash for fall decorating – Poisondartfrog
Gardenweb Member's Favorites – Lisam627_ohio_z6
Gemstones – plants with precious or semi-precious gem names – Drippy
Girls, girls, girls – plants with girls' names – Drippy
Gold-digger – gold foliage, variegated and gold, gold-edged, or chartreuse foliage – Stage_rat
Grand(ma) – plants with "grand" as part of common, species, cultivar, variety name – Sandysgardens
Great Muppet Caper – anything related to Muppets, including Sesame Street – Shinyalloy_5
Green, Green Grass of Home – ornamental grasses – Velsgarden
Hail Brittania – similar to Celtic, including plants reminiscent of English gardens - Drippy
Healing Garden – medicinal plants, including hot peppers – Jaynine
Herbs/Medicinal Herbs, Aromatic Herbs – Suecirish, Drippy, Velsgarden, Strmywthr3, Patti1957, Cybermeowz
Herbin' Urban – herbs that do well in containers – Gee_oh_nyc
Hey, Shorty – short plants, but not ground covers - Pattygrow5
High Noon – plants for hot, dry, sunny sites like salvias, agastaches, scutellarias, penstemons – Browneyedsusan
Heirloom Tomatoes – Clay_lady
Hooray for the Red, White & Blue – red, white, blue(ish) flowers that work together – Chitownladyd
Hummingbird Garden – red annuals – Micyrey
It Was a Dark and Sandy Site – plants for dry shade, with neat blooms/foliage – Stage_rat
Kings, Queens, and the Royal Court – names, castles, etc – Drippy
Law or Law Enforcement – plants named or related to these ideas – Sandlapper_Rose
Let's Get Wet – plants that live in very wet condition, more sun than shade – Sandysgardens
Lily of the Valley - daylily, oriental, asiatic – Velsgarden
Lucky – anything with Lucky in the name – Shellfreak
Medicine Wheel Garden - medicinal herbs flowers and small vegetable plants of the following colors:East:Yellow, South:Red, West:black, blue, purple, and North:White/silver – Organic_selah
Melons and Winter Squashes – especially heirlooms – Cybermeowz
Memory Garden – violets, petunias, pansies, etc – anything you can remember your grandparents growing – Patti1957, Clay_lady
Metallurgy – metallic colored blooms, foliage, seeds – gold, silver, copper, pewter, etc. - Julie_mn
Miniatures – the smaller the better – Sandlapper_Rose
Missouri Wildflower Garden – Micyrey
Moon Garden – all whites – Drippy, Cybermeowz
Music – plants with musical names – Drippy
Native American – plants with tribal names, or historically used by, Native Americans – Drippy
N' Everything Nice – your favorites – Julie_mn
Night Owl – plants that bloom at night – Shinyalloy_5
No Snooping – fast growing (probably annuals) tall (not wide) deerproof plants – Stage_rat
No Sun/No Problem – shade plants hardy to zone 5 – Rbrady
Ocean – in the name, or that grow on/near beach – Drippy
Odd Tomato Garden – odd shapes, sizes, colors, etc. - Strmywthr3
On The Dark Side! - plants with maroon, burgundy foliage or maroon/black flowers – Sandysgardens
One Foot Tall and Bulletproof! - shorties that thrive in adverse conditions, e.g., too hot, too shady – except dianthus, thrift, liriope – Fcoffill
Orange flowers – Micyrey
Orientation – named or from the Orient, Asia, Himalayas, OR something related to a change in position – Julie_mn
P4 (Poisonless Perennial Perfumed Paradise) – scented non-toxic perennials; e.g., no daturas or brugs, and no annual scented herbs – Grovespirit
Paint the Town Red with Salad – heirloom red salad veggies; no beets – Grovespirit
Pansies, Petunias, and Poppies – Booberry, Threeshyacres
Pepper Rally – Roper2008
Peppers on Parade – sweet & hot – Cybermeowz
Plants That Stay Past Curfew – long bloomers into late summer/autumn – Threeshyacres
Pot Me Up – annuals, perennials, tropicals that do well in containers – Rbrady
Poultry Garden – plants that reference chickens, ducks, turkey, eggs, etc – Poisondartfrog
Praise Garden – plants with praise/joy words in the name – Drippy
Pretty Shady – plants that bloom in shade – Gee_oh_nyc
Purple and Yellow Butterfly Garden – Micyrey
Rainbow Flower Garden – any color that grows – Lisam627_ohio_z6
Rainbow Sherbert – bright colors for shade; pinks, orange, green – Shinyalloy_5
Rare and Unusual – rarer plants, or things that look different or weird - Pattygrow5, Clay_lady, Gee_oh_nyc
Reach for the Sky – flowering vines except for morning glories – Pattygrow5
Really Red – red flowers – Cybermeowz
Rebecca's Garden – flowers with Rebecca, Becca, Becky in the name, except shasta "Becky" – Browneyedsusan
Red Memorial Bed – dark red/burgundy/maroon flowers or foliage – Rbrady
Red Perennial Bed – Velsgarden
Red and White Garden – red and white perennials – Micyrey
Red, Red, Red – Shellfreak
Reseeders – flowers that reseed – Shellfreak
Salsa Garden – any plants used in making salsa - Patti1957
Scent's In The Air – nicely fragrant plants - Roper2008
Scents to Soothe the Soul – nicely fragrant plants - Patti1957
Scentsational – fragrant flowers/plants – Cybermeowz
See and Say – plant name is difficult to pronounce but lovely to you – Chitownladyd
Shady Ladies – plants for shade – Browneyedsusan
Short Stuff – short or trailing plants that stay under 12 inches – Rbrady
Shrinking Violet – wild violets, cyclamens, shorter pansies, or anything that would not overpower dainty beauties – Shinyalloy_5
Shimmering Silver – silver foliage – Cybermeowz
Silver Leaf – whole leaf is silver, or spots/variegations – Grandmachris
Sizzle & Spice – plants that will take a lot of sun & heat – Chitownladyd
So Crows the Raven: Evermore! - names or related to the genus corvus in family corvidae (crows, ravens, etc) – Julie_mn
So What's Weird, Anyway? - weird, odd, unusual edibles – Booberry
Spook Garden (Transylvania, Ghost, Boo) – Velsgarden
Stand Up and Salute America! - tall, stately red, white & blue plants – Sandysgardens
Sugar N' Spice – cute edible flowers, and spices of all kinds – Julie_mn
Sun and Moon – flowers that bloom early in the morning or late at night – Clay_lady
Sun Doesn't Mean Yellow – any sunflowers that aren't plain yellow – Pattygrow5
Tea Garden – any plant used to make tea – Jaynine
Tea or Coffee – plants named or used to make tea or coffee – Sandlapper_Rose
Thanks for the Memories – plants with special meaning to you that might be in a memorial garden – Chitownladyd
Three Sisters: Beans, Squash, Corn – Booberry, Organic_selah
Topsy Turvy Tomato – tomatoes best for upside down gardening: patio and hanging basket varieties – Gee_oh_nyc
Totally Tomatoes – especially heirlooms - Cybermeowz
Touch of Gray – plants with gray or blue-gray foliage, full sun – Rbrady
Trinity of Spices: Basil, Oregano, Parsley – varieties of same – Booberry
Travel – plants named with travel destinations or related to travel – Sandlapper_Rose
Tropical Garden – anything tropical that can be grown from seed - Patti1957
Tropical-esque for Shade – over the top flowers & foliage such as brugs, cannas, elephant ears, hosta, etc – Fcoffill
True Blue and Sublime Lime – true blue flowers, lime green flowers/foliage - Cybermeowz
Variables – so ugly it's cute, too pretty to eat, one man's trash is another's treasure, so new or different it's rare, etc. - Julie_mn
Variegated Plants – Sandlapper_Rose, Pattygrow5
Vlad the Impaler – plants with spiky forms like digitalis, salvias, liatris, etc – Poisondartfrog
Water Garden Wonderland – plants that like wet/boggy conditions – Cybermeowz
Who's That? - plants that reference people's names, or have title like King, St., Mrs., etc – Sandysgardens
The Whole Bloomin' Year – annuals that have a long bloom time – Gee_oh_nyc
Wicked Weird – named or relating to magic, witchy, supernatural – Suecirish
Winter Interest – plants that look interesting into winter (structure or foliage), after blooms have gone - Threeshyacres


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RE: Details have been sent

Hi, everyone - I just got back from a lightning fast trip to NYC (lightning fast = too much flying time, too little fun time) where I attended the ASCAP Foundation awards. Very cool! Arlo Guthrie received their Champion Award - I got to hear him sing in a relatively small setting - there were a number of other talented acts, from students to professionals, too. A very good cross-representation of music; I was highly impressed.

Anyway, back at the ranch - I have sent out emails to everyone who has signed up with the swap details, as of a few minutes ago. The only exception to this is Grandmachris, whom I have no way of contacting. If anyone knows her, and can reach her, please have her email me!

To any lurkers out there - last day! After I check this post tomorrow a.m., sign-ups are closed. Because it's a more specific than general swap, if people sign on late, it makes everyone's seed sending late, so this is it! Last chance!

Have a great day, all. :)


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RE: NEW: Theme Garden Swap 2009

Glad I saw this one! This looks awesome!

Here are my themes:

kitchen garden (smaller growing herbs and veggies that would be something you would find in a cottage or potager garden)

Reach for the sky (vines)

heirloom tomatoes

Salsa garden

Fruit garden

Fragrant night garden

Cottage garden (heirloom flowers)

bee/butterfly/hummingbird garden

Tropical/Tropical-esque

Edible landscape (edible flowers)

Herb Garden

Sun and Moon garden


Thanks!

Shelly (sred98)


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RE: NEW: Theme Garden Swap 2009

Ohhhhh! I forgot to do my Memorial/Family Garden theme! Is it too late to add it? If it's not too late, the names I'm looking for are Brian, Jill, Charlie, Rene', Mynah, Mina or Carmina, Lily (especially if it's not actually a lily), and things to do with the Navy, "Matey," Greystone or the Titanic. Flowers or even veggies!

Drippy, the ASCAP event sounds really neat! It seems like a pretty exclusive event, what with Arlo playing to a small crowd. Are you somebody we would know? How many gold records do you have?


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RE: NEW: Theme Garden Swap 2009

Okay, ladies and gentlemen, the swap is officially closed to new sign-ups. Sred98, you are in under the deadline, and I will be emailing you with details shortly and adding you to the list.

Stage_rat, I will certainly add your theme. You made me laugh, in a way - I personally am a "wannabe", but my son received one of the ASCAP Foundation awards as a grant for graduate study in music. I was so impressed with how many awards were given, all for the support of music education and creativity. As I am not dead yet (or planning to be anytime soon!), there is still the (slim) possibility I may compose the gold record song someday, but I have to admit my son is way past where I am now, let alone where I was when I was his age. OTOH, MIDI didn't exist (or just barely) when I was his age - the changes are absolutely fascinating.

Anyway, enough of that - I have some updating to do here. I was hoping Plantaholics would have gotten back to us by now so I would only have to do it once, but no big deal - I'm sure he'll be in touch soon.

Have fun getting your seeds together, everyone! I'm looking forward to another great swap.


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RE: Final Participants List

Updated list - if you see your name & themes here, but didn't get an email from me acknowledging your sign-up, please email me:

1. Drippy - themes:
Native American
Girls, girls, girls
Flying
Praise Garden
Kings, Queens, and the Royal Court
Moon
Hail Brittania
Ocean
Music
Everlasting
Gemstones
Astrology/astronomy
Herb

2. Pattygrow5 - themes:
Rare and unusual
Hey, Shorty!
Reach for the Sky
Variegated Plants
Sun Doesn't Mean Yellow

3. Poisondartfrog - themes:
Poultry Garden
Vlad the Impaler
A Garden of Gourds
Bee Garden
Frozen But Not Frigid

4. Suecirish - themes:
Celtic Heritage Garden
Wicked Weird Garden
Butterfly, Bee, Bird
Herbal/Medicinal
Bog Garden

5. Stage_rat - themes:
Gold-digger
It Was a Dark and Sandy Site
Bone-Dry Botany
Beyond Boggy: The Pittttt of Despair
No Snooping
Memorial/Family Garden

6. Micyrey - themes:
Red & white perennial garden
Red annual garden for hummingbirds
Orange flowers
Purple and yellow butterfly garden
Caterpillar garden
Missouri Wildflower Garden

7. Sandysgardens - themes:
Stand-up & Salute America!
Let's Get Wet!
The Forgotten Patch!
On the Dark Side!
Who's That?
Grand(ma) Garden

8. Clay_lady - themes:
Heirloom Tomatoes
Chocolate Garden
Memory Garden
Edible Flowers
Rare and Unusual
Butterfly and Hummingbird
Sun and Moon

9. Julie_mn - themes:
Variables
Orientation
Metallurgy
So Crows the Raven
Sugar N' Spice
N' Everything Nice

10. Jaynine - themes:
Tea Garden
Healing Garden
Basil Garden

11. Sandlapper_rose - themes:
Miniatures
Variegated
Tea or Coffee
Law or Law Enforcement
Travel

12. Lisam627_ohio_z6 - themes:
Gardenweb Member's Favorites
Rainbow Flower Garden

13. Booberry85 - themes:
The Trinity of Spices: Basil, Oregano & Parsley
Crazy Daisy, Lazy Daisy
Three Sisters
So What's Weird, Anyway?
Pansies, Petunias and Poppies

14. Strmywthr3 - themes:
Herb Garden
Blue & Purple Garden
Beyond Boggy
The Odd Tomato Garden
Colorful Veggies
Butterflies & Hummingbirds

15. Chitownladyd - themes:
See and Say
Hooray for the Red, White and Blue
Thanks for the Memories
Sizzle and Spice
Double the Fun

16. Browneyedsusan - themes:
High Noon
Rebecca's Garden
Shady Ladies

17. Velsgarden - themes:
Red Perennial Bed
Herb Garden
Fairy Garden
Children's Garden
Spook Garden
Lily of the Valley
Fruit Garden
Green Green Grass of Home
Anatomy Garden
Chocolate Garden

18. Shellfreak - themes:
Reseeders
Red, Red & Red
Butterfly and Hummingbird
Lucky

19. Grandmachris - themes:
Big Leaves
Silver Leaves

20. Roper2008 - themes:
Scent's In The Air
Pepper Rally
Bee Heaven
The Couch Tomato

21. Shinyalloy - themes:
Great Muppet Caper
Rainbow Sherbert
Shrinking Violet
Addams Family
Night Owl

22. Hotwheel_Tim - themes:
Butterfly Bee Garden
Chicken Food Garden

23. Threeshyacres - themes:
Bone Dry Botany
The Forgotton Patch
Double the Fun
Pansies, Petunias, and Poppies
Plants That Stay Past Curfew
Cottage Garden
Winter Interest

24. Grovespirit - themes:
Elseweyr - Where Snowbird Fairies Fly South For the Winter
P4 (Poisonless Perennial Perfumed Paradise)
Paint the Town Red With Salad
Diversity Tropical Food Garden

25. Fcoffill - themes:
Annual Container Garden
One Foot Tall and Bulletproof!
Tropical-esque

26. Rbrady - themes:
Pot Me Up
No Sun/No Problem
Touch of Gray
Red Memorial Bed
Short Stuff

27. Plantaholics - themes:
(coming soon)

28. Organic_selah - themes:
Medicine Wheel Garden
Three Sisters
Children's Garden
Colorful Veggies
Asian Edibles
French Garden

29. Patti1957 - themes:
Scents to Soothe the Soul
Aromatic Herb Garden
Salsa Garden
Tropical Garden
Memory Garden

30. Cybermeowz - themes:
Moon Garden
True Blue and Sublime Lime
Really Red
Shimmering Silver
Scentsational
Water Garden Wonderland
Peppers on Parade
Totally Tomatoes
Melons and Winter Squashes
Colorful Veggies
Herb Garden

31. Gee_oh_nyc - themes:
Herbin' Urban
Topsy Turvy Tomato
Pretty Shady
Rare and Unusual
The Whole Bloomin' Year

32. Sred98 - themes:
Kitchen Garden
Reach For the Sky
Heirloom Tomatoes
Salsa Garden
Fruit Garden
Fragrant Night Garden
Cottage Garden
Bee/Butterfly/Hummingbird Garden
Tropical-esque Garden
Edible Landscape
Herb Garden
Sun and Moon Garden


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RE: Theme Descriptions

Okay, here is the nearly final list of theme descriptions - please check it and make sure that everything you posted is on there, and more or less correctly described. I will post both the participants list and the theme descriptions list on any new threads I start (150 posts is the thread limit). Have fun everybody!

Theme Garden Themes By Description

Addams Family – creepy, kooky, mysterious, spooky, altogether ooky – Shinyalloy_5
Anatomy Garden – peter peppers, clitoria ternatea, painted tongue, any body parts – Velsgarden
Annual Container Garden – in vibrant shades, annuals for containers – Fcoffill
Asian Edibles - Chinese Leek, Bunching Onion, Baby Corn, Pak Choy , Chinese Cabbage etc - Organic_selah
Astrology/Astronomy – plants with names of zodiac signs or planets – Drippy
Basil Garden – Jaynine
Bee Garden – plants to attract/provide nectar for bees – Poisondartfrog
Bee Heaven – Roper2008
Beyond Boggy: The Pittttt of Despair – plants that can live in standing water – Stage_rat, Strmywthr3
Big Leaves – Grandmachris
Blue & Purple Garden – especially deep blue & purple – Strmywthr3
Bog Garden – plants that like wet feet - Suecirish
Bone-Dry Botany – plants that like dry soil, more sun than shade – Stage_rat, Threeshyacres
Butterfly/Bee/Bird – attractive to, host plants – Suecirish, Hotwheel_tim, Sred98
Butterfly & Hummingbird – Shellfreak, Strmywthr3, Clay_lady
Caterpillar Garden – host plants for caterpillars – Micyrey
Celtic Heritage Garden – anything native to, or Celtic named, Ireland/Scotland/England/Wales, etc. - Suecirish
Children's Garden (Sunflowers, Peanuts, Carrots, Gourds) – Velsgarden, Organic_selah
Chicken Food – plants that are foods for chicken – Hotwheel_tim
Chocolate Garden – anything with chocolate in the name – Velsgarden, Clay_lady
Colorful Veggies – veggies not the usual colors, like purple beans, etc – Strmywthr3, Organic_selah, Cybermeowz
Cottage Garden – rosy, feminine, unplanned, pretty; whites & pastels – Threeshyacres, Sred98
The Couch Tomato – Roper2008
Crazy Daisy, Lazy Daisy – any daisy or daisy-like flowers – Booberry
Diversity Tropical Food – heirloom fruits, veggies, edible flowers that do not need winter chill to produce; the weirder the better – Grovespirit
Double the Fun – flowers that have a double bloom – Chitownladyd, Threeshyacres
Edible Flowers, Edible Landscape – Clay_lady, Sred98
Elseweyr; Where Snowbird Fairies Fly South For the Winter – dwarf varieties of flowering plants, no more than 14" pref, cannot require stratification (pre-chilling); may have dwarf, elf, fairy names or attractive properties – Grovespirit
Everlastings – plants for dried arrangements – Drippy
Fairy Garden – Velsgarden
Flying – anything named or related to flight – Drippy
Fragrant Night Garden – Sred98
French Garden – eggplant, tomato, pepper, endive, artichoke, radish, etc – Organic_selah
Frozen, But Not Frigid – plants with cold names like snow, cold, arctic, frost, ice – Poisondartfrog
Fruit Garden – Velsgarden, Sred98
The Forgotten Patch – plants that thrive on neglect – Sandysgardens, Threeshyacres
A Garden of Gourds – ornamental gourds, pumpkins & squash for fall decorating – Poisondartfrog
Gardenweb Member's Favorites – Lisam627_ohio_z6
Gemstones – plants with precious or semi-precious gem names – Drippy
Girls, girls, girls – plants with girls' names – Drippy
Gold-digger – gold foliage, variegated and gold, gold-edged, or chartreuse foliage – Stage_rat
Grand(ma) – plants with "grand" as part of common, species, cultivar, variety name – Sandysgardens
Great Muppet Caper – anything related to Muppets, including Sesame Street – Shinyalloy_5
Green, Green Grass of Home – ornamental grasses – Velsgarden
Hail Brittania – similar to Celtic, including plants reminiscent of English gardens - Drippy
Healing Garden – medicinal plants, including hot peppers – Jaynine
Heirloom Tomatoes – Clay_lady, Sred98
Herbs/Medicinal Herbs, Aromatic Herbs – Suecirish, Drippy, Velsgarden, Strmywthr3, Patti1957, Cybermeowz, Sred98
Herbin' Urban – herbs that do well in containers – Gee_oh_nyc
Hey, Shorty – short plants, but not ground covers - Pattygrow5
High Noon – plants for hot, dry, sunny sites like salvias, agastaches, scutellarias, penstemons – Browneyedsusan
Hooray for the Red, White & Blue – red, white, blue(ish) flowers that work together – Chitownladyd
Hummingbird Garden – red annuals – Micyrey
It Was a Dark and Sandy Site – plants for dry shade, with neat blooms/foliage – Stage_rat
Kings, Queens, and the Royal Court – names, castles, etc – Drippy
Kitchen Garden – smaller growing herbs or veggies found in cottage or potager gardens - Sred98
Law or Law Enforcement – plants named or related to these ideas – Sandlapper_Rose
Let's Get Wet – plants that live in very wet condition, more sun than shade – Sandysgardens
Lily of the Valley - daylily, oriental, asiatic – Velsgarden
Lucky – anything with Lucky in the name – Shellfreak
Medicine Wheel Garden - medicinal herbs flowers and small vegetable plants of the following colors:East:Yellow, South:Red, West:black, blue, purple, and North:White/silver – Organic_selah
Melons and Winter Squashes – especially heirlooms – Cybermeowz
Memorial/Family Garden – names Brian, Jill, Charlie, Rene, Mynah, Mina, Carmina, Lily (especially anything other than actual lily), and things to do the the Navy, "Matey", Greystone, or Titanic – Stage_rat
Memory Garden – violets, petunias, pansies, etc – anything you can remember your grandparents growing – Patti1957, Clay_lady
Metallurgy – metallic colored blooms, foliage, seeds – gold, silver, copper, pewter, etc. - Julie_mn
Miniatures – the smaller the better – Sandlapper_Rose
Missouri Wildflower Garden – Micyrey
Moon Garden – all whites – Drippy, Cybermeowz
Music – plants with musical names – Drippy
Native American – plants with tribal names, or historically used by, Native Americans – Drippy
N' Everything Nice – your favorites – Julie_mn
Night Owl – plants that bloom at night – Shinyalloy_5
No Snooping – fast growing (probably annuals) tall (not wide) deerproof plants – Stage_rat
No Sun/No Problem – shade plants hardy to zone 5 – Rbrady
Ocean – in the name, or that grow on/near beach – Drippy
Odd Tomato Garden – odd shapes, sizes, colors, etc. - Strmywthr3
On The Dark Side! - plants with maroon, burgundy foliage or maroon/black flowers – Sandysgardens
One Foot Tall and Bulletproof! - shorties that thrive in adverse conditions, e.g., too hot, too shady – except dianthus, thrift, liriope – Fcoffill
Orange flowers – Micyrey
Orientation – named or from the Orient, Asia, Himalayas, OR something related to a change in position – Julie_mn
P4 (Poisonless Perennial Perfumed Paradise) – scented non-toxic perennials; e.g., no daturas or brugs, and no annual scented herbs – Grovespirit
Paint the Town Red with Salad – heirloom red salad veggies; no beets – Grovespirit
Pansies, Petunias, and Poppies – Booberry, Threeshyacres
Pepper Rally – Roper2008
Peppers on Parade – sweet & hot – Cybermeowz
Plants That Stay Past Curfew – long bloomers into late summer/autumn – Threeshyacres
Pot Me Up – annuals, perennials, tropicals that do well in containers – Rbrady
Poultry Garden – plants that reference chickens, ducks, turkey, eggs, etc – Poisondartfrog
Praise Garden – plants with praise/joy words in the name – Drippy
Pretty Shady – plants that bloom in shade – Gee_oh_nyc
Purple and Yellow Butterfly Garden – Micyrey
Rainbow Flower Garden – any color that grows – Lisam627_ohio_z6
Rainbow Sherbert – bright colors for shade; pinks, orange, green – Shinyalloy_5
Rare and Unusual – rarer plants, or things that look different or weird - Pattygrow5, Clay_lady, Gee_oh_nyc
Reach for the Sky – flowering vines except for morning glories – Pattygrow5, Sred98
Really Red – red flowers – Cybermeowz
Rebecca's Garden – flowers with Rebecca, Becca, Becky in the name, except shasta "Becky" – Browneyedsusan
Red Memorial Bed – dark red/burgundy/maroon flowers or foliage – Rbrady
Red Perennial Bed – Velsgarden
Red and White Garden – red and white perennials – Micyrey
Red, Red, Red – Shellfreak
Reseeders – flowers that reseed – Shellfreak
Salsa Garden – any plants used in making salsa – Patti1957, Sred98
Scent's In The Air – nicely fragrant plants - Roper2008
Scents to Soothe the Soul – nicely fragrant plants - Patti1957
Scentsational – fragrant flowers/plants – Cybermeowz
See and Say – plant name is difficult to pronounce but lovely to you – Chitownladyd
Shady Ladies – plants for shade – Browneyedsusan
Short Stuff – short or trailing plants that stay under 12 inches – Rbrady
Shrinking Violet – wild violets, cyclamens, shorter pansies, or anything that would not overpower dainty beauties – Shinyalloy_5
Shimmering Silver – silver foliage – Cybermeowz
Silver Leaf – whole leaf is silver, or spots/variegations – Grandmachris
Sizzle & Spice – plants that will take a lot of sun & heat – Chitownladyd
So Crows the Raven: Evermore! - names or related to the genus corvus in family corvidae (crows, ravens, etc) – Julie_mn
So What's Weird, Anyway? - weird, odd, unusual edibles – Booberry
Spook Garden (Transylvania, Ghost, Boo) – Velsgarden
Stand Up and Salute America! - tall, stately red, white & blue plants – Sandysgardens
Sugar N' Spice – cute edible flowers, and spices of all kinds – Julie_mn
Sun and Moon – flowers that bloom early in the morning or late at night – Clay_lady, Sred98
Sun Doesn't Mean Yellow – any sunflowers that aren't plain yellow – Pattygrow5
Tea Garden – any plant used to make tea – Jaynine
Tea or Coffee – plants named or used to make tea or coffee – Sandlapper_Rose
Thanks for the Memories – plants with special meaning to you that might be in a memorial garden – Chitownladyd
Three Sisters: Beans, Squash, Corn – Booberry, Organic_selah
Topsy Turvy Tomato – tomatoes best for upside down gardening: patio and hanging basket varieties – Gee_oh_nyc
Totally Tomatoes – especially heirlooms - Cybermeowz
Touch of Gray – plants with gray or blue-gray foliage, full sun – Rbrady
Trinity of Spices: Basil, Oregano, Parsley – varieties of same – Booberry
Travel – plants named with travel destinations or related to travel – Sandlapper_Rose
Tropical Garden – anything tropical that can be grown from seed - Patti1957
Tropical-esque for Shade – over the top flowers & foliage such as brugs, cannas, elephant ears, hosta, etc – Fcoffill
True Blue and Sublime Lime – true blue flowers, lime green flowers/foliage - Cybermeowz
Variables – so ugly it's cute, too pretty to eat, one man's trash is another's treasure, so new or different it's rare, etc. - Julie_mn
Variegated Plants – Sandlapper_Rose, Pattygrow5
Vlad the Impaler – plants with spiky forms like digitalis, salvias, liatris, etc – Poisondartfrog
Water Garden Wonderland – plants that like wet/boggy conditions – Cybermeowz
Who's That? - plants that reference people's names, or have title like King, St., Mrs., etc – Sandysgardens
The Whole Bloomin' Year – annuals that have a long bloom time – Gee_oh_nyc
Wicked Weird – named or relating to magic, witchy, supernatural – Suecirish
Winter Interest – plants that look interesting into winter (structure or foliage), after blooms have gone - Threeshyacres


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RE: NEW: Theme Garden Swap 2009

I got an email from Jase tonight - he will not be able to participate after all, but hopes to join us again next year. So here is the final update of participants:

1. Drippy - themes:
Native American
Girls, girls, girls
Flying
Praise Garden
Kings, Queens, and the Royal Court
Moon
Hail Brittania
Ocean
Music
Everlasting
Gemstones
Astrology/astronomy
Herb

2. Pattygrow5 - themes:
Rare and unusual
Hey, Shorty!
Reach for the Sky
Variegated Plants
Sun Doesn't Mean Yellow

3. Poisondartfrog - themes:
Poultry Garden
Vlad the Impaler
A Garden of Gourds
Bee Garden
Frozen But Not Frigid

4. Suecirish - themes:
Celtic Heritage Garden
Wicked Weird Garden
Butterfly, Bee, Bird
Herbal/Medicinal
Bog Garden

5. Stage_rat - themes:
Gold-digger
It Was a Dark and Sandy Site
Bone-Dry Botany
Beyond Boggy: The Pittttt of Despair
No Snooping
Memorial/Family Garden

6. Micyrey - themes:
Red & white perennial garden
Red annual garden for hummingbirds
Orange flowers
Purple and yellow butterfly garden
Caterpillar garden
Missouri Wildflower Garden

7. Sandysgardens - themes:
Stand-up & Salute America!
Let's Get Wet!
The Forgotten Patch!
On the Dark Side!
Who's That?
Grand(ma) Garden

8. Clay_lady - themes:
Heirloom Tomatoes
Chocolate Garden
Memory Garden
Edible Flowers
Rare and Unusual
Butterfly and Hummingbird
Sun and Moon

9. Julie_mn - themes:
Variables
Orientation
Metallurgy
So Crows the Raven
Sugar N' Spice
N' Everything Nice

10. Jaynine - themes:
Tea Garden
Healing Garden
Basil Garden

11. Sandlapper_rose - themes:
Miniatures
Variegated
Tea or Coffee
Law or Law Enforcement
Travel

12. Lisam627_ohio_z6 - themes:
Gardenweb Member's Favorites
Rainbow Flower Garden

13. Booberry85 - themes:
The Trinity of Spices: Basil, Oregano & Parsley
Crazy Daisy, Lazy Daisy
Three Sisters
So What's Weird, Anyway?
Pansies, Petunias and Poppies

14. Strmywthr3 - themes:
Herb Garden
Blue & Purple Garden
Beyond Boggy
The Odd Tomato Garden
Colorful Veggies
Butterflies & Hummingbirds

15. Chitownladyd - themes:
See and Say
Hooray for the Red, White and Blue
Thanks for the Memories
Sizzle and Spice
Double the Fun

16. Browneyedsusan - themes:
High Noon
Rebecca's Garden
Shady Ladies

17. Velsgarden - themes:
Red Perennial Bed
Herb Garden
Fairy Garden
Children's Garden
Spook Garden
Lily of the Valley
Fruit Garden
Green Green Grass of Home
Anatomy Garden
Chocolate Garden

18. Shellfreak - themes:
Reseeders
Red, Red & Red
Butterfly and Hummingbird
Lucky

19. Grandmachris - themes:
Big Leaves
Silver Leaves

20. Roper2008 - themes:
Scent's In The Air
Pepper Rally
Bee Heaven
The Couch Tomato

21. Shinyalloy - themes:
Great Muppet Caper
Rainbow Sherbert
Shrinking Violet
Addams Family
Night Owl

22. Hotwheel_Tim - themes:
Butterfly Bee Garden
Chicken Food Garden

23. Threeshyacres - themes:
Bone Dry Botany
The Forgotton Patch
Double the Fun
Pansies, Petunias, and Poppies
Plants That Stay Past Curfew
Cottage Garden
Winter Interest

24. Grovespirit - themes:
Elseweyr - Where Snowbird Fairies Fly South For the Winter
P4 (Poisonless Perennial Perfumed Paradise)
Paint the Town Red With Salad
Diversity Tropical Food Garden

25. Fcoffill - themes:
Annual Container Garden
One Foot Tall and Bulletproof!
Tropical-esque

26. Rbrady - themes:
Pot Me Up
No Sun/No Problem
Touch of Gray
Red Memorial Bed
Short Stuff

27. Organic_selah - themes:
Medicine Wheel Garden
Three Sisters
Children's Garden
Colorful Veggies
Asian Edibles
French Garden

28. Patti1957 - themes:
Scents to Soothe the Soul
Aromatic Herb Garden
Salsa Garden
Tropical Garden
Memory Garden

29. Cybermeowz - themes:
Moon Garden
True Blue and Sublime Lime
Really Red
Shimmering Silver
Scentsational
Water Garden Wonderland
Peppers on Parade
Totally Tomatoes
Melons and Winter Squashes
Colorful Veggies
Herb Garden

30. Gee_oh_nyc - themes:
Herbin' Urban
Topsy Turvy Tomato
Pretty Shady
Rare and Unusual
The Whole Bloomin' Year

31. Sred98 - themes:
Kitchen Garden
Reach For the Sky
Heirloom Tomatoes
Salsa Garden
Fruit Garden
Fragrant Night Garden
Cottage Garden
Bee/Butterfly/Hummingbird Garden
Tropical-esque Garden
Edible Landscape
Herb Garden
Sun and Moon Garden


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RE: And the Final Descriptions

Theme Garden Themes By Description

Addams Family – creepy, kooky, mysterious, spooky, altogether ooky – Shinyalloy_5
Anatomy Garden – peter peppers, clitoria ternatea, painted tongue, any body parts – Velsgarden
Annual Container Garden – in vibrant shades, annuals for containers – Fcoffill
Asian Edibles - Chinese Leek, Bunching Onion, Baby Corn, Pak Choy , Chinese Cabbage etc - Organic_selah
Astrology/Astronomy – plants with names of zodiac signs or planets – Drippy
Basil Garden – Jaynine
Bee Garden – plants to attract/provide nectar for bees – Poisondartfrog
Bee Heaven – Roper2008
Beyond Boggy: The Pittttt of Despair – plants that can live in standing water – Stage_rat, Strmywthr3
Big Leaves – Grandmachris
Blue & Purple Garden – especially deep blue & purple – Strmywthr3
Bog Garden – plants that like wet feet - Suecirish
Bone-Dry Botany – plants that like dry soil, more sun than shade – Stage_rat, Threeshyacres
Butterfly/Bee/Bird – attractive to, host plants – Suecirish, Hotwheel_tim, Sred98
Butterfly & Hummingbird – Shellfreak, Strmywthr3, Clay_lady
Caterpillar Garden – host plants for caterpillars – Micyrey
Celtic Heritage Garden – anything native to, or Celtic named, Ireland/Scotland/England/Wales, etc. - Suecirish
Children's Garden (Sunflowers, Peanuts, Carrots, Gourds) – Velsgarden, Organic_selah
Chicken Food – plants that are foods for chicken – Hotwheel_tim
Chocolate Garden – anything with chocolate in the name – Velsgarden, Clay_lady
Colorful Veggies – veggies not the usual colors, like purple beans, etc – Strmywthr3, Organic_selah, Cybermeowz
Cottage Garden – rosy, feminine, unplanned, pretty; whites & pastels – Threeshyacres, Sred98
The Couch Tomato – Roper2008
Crazy Daisy, Lazy Daisy – any daisy or daisy-like flowers – Booberry
Diversity Tropical Food – heirloom fruits, veggies, edible flowers that do not need winter chill to produce; the weirder the better – Grovespirit
Double the Fun – flowers that have a double bloom – Chitownladyd, Threeshyacres
Edible Flowers, Edible Landscape – Clay_lady, Sred98
Elseweyr; Where Snowbird Fairies Fly South For the Winter – dwarf varieties of flowering plants, no more than 14" pref, cannot require stratification (pre-chilling); may have dwarf, elf, fairy names or attractive properties – Grovespirit
Everlastings – plants for dried arrangements – Drippy
Fairy Garden – Velsgarden
Flying – anything named or related to flight – Drippy
Fragrant Night Garden – Sred98
French Garden – eggplant, tomato, pepper, endive, artichoke, radish, etc – Organic_selah
Frozen, But Not Frigid – plants with cold names like snow, cold, arctic, frost, ice – Poisondartfrog
Fruit Garden – Velsgarden, Sred98
The Forgotten Patch – plants that thrive on neglect – Sandysgardens, Threeshyacres
A Garden of Gourds – ornamental gourds, pumpkins & squash for fall decorating – Poisondartfrog
Gardenweb Member's Favorites – Lisam627_ohio_z6
Gemstones – plants with precious or semi-precious gem names – Drippy
Girls, girls, girls – plants with girls' names – Drippy
Gold-digger – gold foliage, variegated and gold, gold-edged, or chartreuse foliage – Stage_rat
Grand(ma) – plants with "grand" as part of common, species, cultivar, variety name – Sandysgardens
Great Muppet Caper – anything related to Muppets, including Sesame Street – Shinyalloy_5
Green, Green Grass of Home – ornamental grasses – Velsgarden
Hail Brittania – similar to Celtic, including plants reminiscent of English gardens - Drippy
Healing Garden – medicinal plants, including hot peppers – Jaynine
Heirloom Tomatoes – Clay_lady, Sred98
Herbs/Medicinal Herbs, Aromatic Herbs – Suecirish, Drippy, Velsgarden, Strmywthr3, Patti1957, Cybermeowz, Sred98
Herbin' Urban – herbs that do well in containers – Gee_oh_nyc
Hey, Shorty – short plants, but not ground covers - Pattygrow5
High Noon – plants for hot, dry, sunny sites like salvias, agastaches, scutellarias, penstemons – Browneyedsusan
Hooray for the Red, White & Blue – red, white, blue(ish) flowers that work together – Chitownladyd
Hummingbird Garden – red annuals – Micyrey
It Was a Dark and Sandy Site – plants for dry shade, with neat blooms/foliage – Stage_rat
Kings, Queens, and the Royal Court – names, castles, etc – Drippy
Kitchen Garden – smaller growing herbs or veggies found in cottage or potager gardens - Sred98
Law or Law Enforcement – plants named or related to these ideas – Sandlapper_Rose
Let's Get Wet – plants that live in very wet condition, more sun than shade – Sandysgardens
Lily of the Valley - daylily, oriental, asiatic – Velsgarden
Lucky – anything with Lucky in the name – Shellfreak
Medicine Wheel Garden - medicinal herbs flowers and small vegetable plants of the following colors:East:Yellow, South:Red, West:black, blue, purple, and North:White/silver – Organic_selah
Melons and Winter Squashes – especially heirlooms – Cybermeowz
Memorial/Family Garden – names Brian, Jill, Charlie, Rene, Mynah, Mina, Carmina, Lily (especially anything other than actual lily), and things to do the the Navy, "Matey", Greystone, or Titanic – Stage_rat
Memory Garden – violets, petunias, pansies, etc – anything you can remember your grandparents growing – Patti1957, Clay_lady
Metallurgy – metallic colored blooms, foliage, seeds – gold, silver, copper, pewter, etc. - Julie_mn
Miniatures – the smaller the better – Sandlapper_Rose
Missouri Wildflower Garden – Micyrey
Moon Garden – all whites – Drippy, Cybermeowz
Music – plants with musical names – Drippy
Native American – plants with tribal names, or historically used by, Native Americans – Drippy
N' Everything Nice – your favorites – Julie_mn
Night Owl – plants that bloom at night – Shinyalloy_5
No Snooping – fast growing (probably annuals) tall (not wide) deerproof plants – Stage_rat
No Sun/No Problem – shade plants hardy to zone 5 – Rbrady
Ocean – in the name, or that grow on/near beach – Drippy
Odd Tomato Garden – odd shapes, sizes, colors, etc. - Strmywthr3
On The Dark Side! - plants with maroon, burgundy foliage or maroon/black flowers – Sandysgardens
One Foot Tall and Bulletproof! - shorties that thrive in adverse conditions, e.g., too hot, too shady – except dianthus, thrift, liriope – Fcoffill
Orange flowers – Micyrey
Orientation – named or from the Orient, Asia, Himalayas, OR something related to a change in position – Julie_mn
P4 (Poisonless Perennial Perfumed Paradise) – scented non-toxic perennials; e.g., no daturas or brugs, and no annual scented herbs – Grovespirit
Paint the Town Red with Salad – heirloom red salad veggies; no beets – Grovespirit
Pansies, Petunias, and Poppies – Booberry, Threeshyacres
Pepper Rally – Roper2008
Peppers on Parade – sweet & hot – Cybermeowz
Plants That Stay Past Curfew – long bloomers into late summer/autumn – Threeshyacres
Pot Me Up – annuals, perennials, tropicals that do well in containers – Rbrady
Poultry Garden – plants that reference chickens, ducks, turkey, eggs, etc – Poisondartfrog
Praise Garden – plants with praise/joy words in the name – Drippy
Pretty Shady – plants that bloom in shade – Gee_oh_nyc
Purple and Yellow Butterfly Garden – Micyrey
Rainbow Flower Garden – any color that grows – Lisam627_ohio_z6
Rainbow Sherbert – bright colors for shade; pinks, orange, green – Shinyalloy_5
Rare and Unusual – rarer plants, or things that look different or weird - Pattygrow5, Clay_lady, Gee_oh_nyc
Reach for the Sky – flowering vines except for morning glories – Pattygrow5, Sred98
Really Red – red flowers – Cybermeowz
Rebecca's Garden – flowers with Rebecca, Becca, Becky in the name, except shasta "Becky" – Browneyedsusan
Red Memorial Bed – dark red/burgundy/maroon flowers or foliage – Rbrady
Red Perennial Bed – Velsgarden
Red and White Garden – red and white perennials – Micyrey
Red, Red, Red – Shellfreak
Reseeders – flowers that reseed – Shellfreak
Salsa Garden – any plants used in making salsa – Patti1957, Sred98
Scent's In The Air – nicely fragrant plants - Roper2008
Scents to Soothe the Soul – nicely fragrant plants - Patti1957
Scentsational – fragrant flowers/plants – Cybermeowz
See and Say – plant name is difficult to pronounce but lovely to you – Chitownladyd
Shady Ladies – plants for shade – Browneyedsusan
Short Stuff – short or trailing plants that stay under 12 inches – Rbrady
Shrinking Violet – wild violets, cyclamens, shorter pansies, or anything that would not overpower dainty beauties – Shinyalloy_5
Shimmering Silver – silver foliage – Cybermeowz
Silver Leaf – whole leaf is silver, or spots/variegations – Grandmachris
Sizzle & Spice – plants that will take a lot of sun & heat – Chitownladyd
So Crows the Raven: Evermore! - names or related to the genus corvus in family corvidae (crows, ravens, etc) – Julie_mn
So What's Weird, Anyway? - weird, odd, unusual edibles – Booberry
Spook Garden (Transylvania, Ghost, Boo) – Velsgarden
Stand Up and Salute America! - tall, stately red, white & blue plants – Sandysgardens
Sugar N' Spice – cute edible flowers, and spices of all kinds – Julie_mn
Sun and Moon – flowers that bloom early in the morning or late at night – Clay_lady, Sred98
Sun Doesn't Mean Yellow – any sunflowers that aren't plain yellow – Pattygrow5
Tea Garden – any plant used to make tea – Jaynine
Tea or Coffee – plants named or used to make tea or coffee – Sandlapper_Rose
Thanks for the Memories – plants with special meaning to you that might be in a memorial garden – Chitownladyd
Three Sisters: Beans, Squash, Corn – Booberry, Organic_selah
Topsy Turvy Tomato – tomatoes best for upside down gardening: patio and hanging basket varieties – Gee_oh_nyc
Totally Tomatoes – especially heirlooms - Cybermeowz
Touch of Gray – plants with gray or blue-gray foliage, full sun – Rbrady
Trinity of Spices: Basil, Oregano, Parsley – varieties of same – Booberry
Travel – plants named with travel destinations or related to travel – Sandlapper_Rose
Tropical Garden – anything tropical that can be grown from seed - Patti1957
Tropical-esque for Shade – over the top flowers & foliage such as brugs, cannas, elephant ears, hosta, etc – Fcoffill
True Blue and Sublime Lime – true blue flowers, lime green flowers/foliage - Cybermeowz
Variables – so ugly it's cute, too pretty to eat, one man's trash is another's treasure, so new or different it's rare, etc. - Julie_mn
Variegated Plants – Sandlapper_Rose, Pattygrow5
Vlad the Impaler – plants with spiky forms like digitalis, salvias, liatris, etc – Poisondartfrog
Water Garden Wonderland – plants that like wet/boggy conditions – Cybermeowz
Who's That? - plants that reference people's names, or have title like King, St., Mrs., etc – Sandysgardens
The Whole Bloomin' Year – annuals that have a long bloom time – Gee_oh_nyc
Wicked Weird – named or relating to magic, witchy, supernatural – Suecirish
Winter Interest – plants that look interesting into winter (structure or foliage), after blooms have gone - Threeshyacres


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RE: NEW: Theme Garden Swap 2009

Okay, ladies & gents, the first one is in! And it is from (drumroll please)

Sandlapper Rose!

All nicely packaged & ready to roll - can you tell I'm excited already? Remember, you have until January 8 to send seeds.

For those of you who are packaging by individual players' themes - I don't know what to tell you about Grandmachris. There are a couple of options: (1) wait and see if we hear anything from her, then you can include seeds for her, or (2) if you include seeds and she doesn't get back to us, they will be redistributed to other players unless you request them to be returned to you.

Have fun packaging, and Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, Blessed Solstice, Happy Kwanzaa, and Happy New Year to all.


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Wow, that was fast delivery. I just mailed late Sat. morning! I thought I might tell you the seeds were on their way, but then I decided to just make it a surprise. LOL
Holiday greetings to everyone in the theme garden seed swap from me as well!
Jeanne


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RE: NEW: Theme Garden Swap 2009

Drippy, that's great that your son was awarded a grant, in a special ceremony, too.

Sandlapper Rose, I'm impressed that you were ready to send in immediately! I'm still thinking and listing, and not packaging much since I'm working on baking and soapmaking for xmas.


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I worked on packaging this afternoon and for a while after supper. I feel like slow-poke-hanna. I'm at least half-way though. Not sure when I'll get to it again. On Friday I need to grocery shop for myself, then to moms and take her grocery shopping, then finish her Xmas shopping and her wrapping. Also on Friday I need to stir up about 7 different batches of cookies and then on Saturday morning I have a bake a-thon. Then stir about a 1/2 doz more batches and do another bake a-thon. Plan to do only 12 or so types of cookies this year, a few bars, the usual chex mix, and a couple other snack mixes. The weekend will be busy!!! I'm tired just thinking about tomorrow.

Happy seeding, baking, shopping, wrapping and anything else your doing this weekend.

Oh most important, I will be moonshining too. Kahlua and Irish Cream. The guys in the family get a bottle of each from me as part of their X-mas present. I started this about 20 years ago and they won't let me quit. My nephew who is 28 now said he could hardly wait to get his own once he turned 21.

Sandy


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RE: NEW: Theme Garden Swap 2009

I had an email today from someone who did not get my address - I sent the info out 12/10. Please, if you did not get my address, email me through GW - I do get my email from the forum, and I will send the info to you.

Happy holidays to all!


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hello and merry christmas to everyone
I got my package ready this week and it will got out next week.
hotwheel_tim's seeds will be in the same envie, but seperated, I will send extra postage incase you want to send his back in a seperate envie. I did all the writing for him but he did help harvest, clean, package and lable them.
it is going to be hard not planting these as soon as I get them. drippy how have you done it? being in moving mode for several years? I'm just starting to get the house ready to sell, going through the cabinets and closits, I dug up all my perennials from the front yard in the fall and planted them at the farm( I can retreve them when we get settled) and in the spring I will be digging the fruit trees, daylilies, and other perennials from the back yard.
I'm going to plant a bunch of seeds at the farm but I have to resist the desire to plant too much in the greenhouse and yard.

well happy holiday to everyone
michelle


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RE: NEW: Theme Garden Swap 2009

Hello, and Merry Christmas to all my fellow swappers! Well, my DD got stranded in Dallas/Ft Worth after flying from London today - bad weather both there and in Huntsville. Poor tired thing, she managed to get to a local inn, and will be on an a.m. flight tomorrow, good Lord willing.

DS is here - we decorated a 1 1/2 foot rosemary tree for our Christmas tree this year - perfect for the apartment, and for the spirit of who we are - after Christmas we will eat it, LOL! DH got me a sweet poinsettia, and I made an advent wreath with greens I snarfed as "stealth pruner" around the apartment complex (no worries folks, I didn't mangle any bushes - I was very careful).

All is good, albeit we will wait on the champagne we would have had at midnight until DD can be with us tomorrow. Peace and joy to you all!


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Merry Xmas!

We had 40 degrees today, and Dallas had snow! Crazy. Drippy, I hope your daughter is at your house by now! I always try to change planes in southern cities in the winter, but that would have backfired this time.

Medontdo, I didn't know you'll be moving. To somewhere nearby?

Drippy, I like the rosemary tree idea. I love rosemary on salmon, yummmm.

I got some nice presents today, but no one gave me any seeds :( I bet that my GW pals know what I really want!

My kitten got almost as many presents as I did--and i didn't buy her any! (hey, when a straw or a milk ring is a toy, money does not need to be spent!)


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MMMMM Rosemary! I have two outdoors that are about 2 feet tall now, (probably would be taller, but we EAT them too!) Rosemary Chicken is a staple around here, and potatoes too I will have to try it on salmon!

I hope everyone got settled in for the holiday celebrations! I was hoping for DIRT, but when I tell anyone that is what I want, they just shake their heads and get 'that look' (poor thing has finally lost it don't you know) It rained buckets but the temps held pretty steady in the low 50's!

I hopw to mail my package this week, now that things are slowing down! Stay warm and safe everyone!

Frances


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DH gave me two orchids and a cyclamen - he tends to favor tropicals. Mom gave me Laura Martin's "Garden Flower Folklore" - a lovely book!

I am just so thankful to have the kids here. Stage_rat, I figured DD would be safe flying through Dallas too, but I wonder if she would have made out any better flying through any other major hub - Huntsville had some very gusty winds Christmas Eve, and buckets of rain at the time she was supposed to get here originally. She finally made it about 11:30 Christmas morning, and we had a lovely day.

Now I am looking forward to swap packages arriving and sorting those, and looking for a house in all our spare time, LOL - and I am going to start wintersowing like I will have one - I expect I will have this little apartment patio covered with containers before too long. Hey, if I get some shelving, I can plant even moooooore.....


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hay thats the way to think Drippy..if you can't go out ...go up. he he he


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RE: NEW: Theme Garden Swap 2009

Hello from snowy Minnesota. We fared better than they predicted here in the twin city area, but we still received over a foot of snow and then some good drifting.

My seeds are packed and ready to go to the PO either on Monday or Tuesday. It's a good feeling to have them done and can now focus on wintersowing the seeds from earlier swaps this winter; then will be ready to sow seeds I'll be receiving from the TGS.

Stay warm and safe and celebrate the New Years arrival with care. We will be celebrating at home with family!

Sandy


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RE: NEW: Theme Garden Swap 2009

Hi, all - I have gotten 3 emails now from people who didn't get my address. Did anyone get it? On 12/10, I sent out a document entitled TGS09 Info, and headed TGS09 Details. Thought I sent it out to everyone, but I guess I missed a few! My address was in that. Please, please email me if you need my address.

Thanks,

Kim


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hello
I got the e-mail Kim
our package will be on the way today or tomarrow.
I'll let you know
michelle


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RE: NEW: Theme Garden Swap 2009

Kim -

My envy has been mailed!!! Gal at PO says it should take 3 days so you should have by weeks end at the latest, with the holiday thrown in there.

I sent you an email also!

Later
Sandy


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RE: NEW: Theme Garden Swap 2009

Hi, everyone - I got two more packages today, from Fcoffill and Micyrey/Hotwheel_Tim. Michelle, where are you moving to? I will keep it my prayers that it all goes smoothly and fast for you - being in a new place is fun, but moving just plain isn't.


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RE: NEW: Theme Garden Swap 2009

I mailed my envelope Monday. You should get it
today or Sat.

Linda


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Kim,
I mailed mine today.
Thanks and HNY!
Alana


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RE: NEW: Theme Garden Swap 2009

Happy New Year, all! DH & I just looked at a house with 3 acres - this may be the one, although access to it is from a busy road, so we're thinking about it. House is set back, though, and nice. We'll see.

I got packages today from Roper2008(Linda) and Sandysgardens. Alana, I will watch for yours.

Enjoy your New Year/Hogmanay (Scottish) celebrations, and meet 2010 dancing! :)


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RE: NEW: Don't Want List

It is typically my habit in the swap to send everything specifically designated for a player directly to that player, unless there is a severe imbalance. I usually ask players to include a "Don't Want" list of 10 items or so, but I forgot to do that in the instructions. If you have already sent your seeds, or you just want to email it to me, email me and let me know what seeds you don't want even if they are sent in for you. I'll keep that with your return packet and try to honor it.

Don't include purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria), creeping thistle or kudzu - I would destroy those anyway, LOL.


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Seeds are on the way!


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RE: NEW: Theme Garden Swap 2009

Received seeds from Poisondartfrog (Alana) today. I think I may actually start a little sorting in the next couple of days.

I'll be starting a new thread soon, and will post again participants and their themes, themes by description, and a separate list showing who I've received seeds from.

Happy trails, all! We are off to celebrate DH's birthday tonight while the kids are still in town.


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Spent all last night adding "just one more" to the envelope, but I finished and the seeds mailed out this morning.

MARY


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RE: NEW: Theme Garden Swap 2009

  • Posted by rbrady 5/Eastern Ia (My Page) on
    Sun, Jan 3, 10 at 22:43

Just finishing up a few and will be mailing mine off by Tuesday.

Rhonda


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RE: NEW: Theme Garden Swap 2009

Hi, folks - got seeds from Shinyalloy today. It is c-c-c-cold in Alabama today!


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RE: NEW: Theme Garden Swap 2009

My seeds went out in todays mail.

Patti


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RE: NEW: Theme Garden Swap 2009

hello
well I'm fully into getting ready to move(funny we have not evan listed the house or looked at a new one yet) but I'm going throug 10 years of accumulated stuff and getting rid of much of it. my aim is to get most unnessasary stuff packed and put in storage before we evan list the house. I still need to do some painting and lots of rilly good cleaning.
wow I would love to have a house with 3 acres, but we are looking to move to Missouri, about 20 to 30 miles from here, I would like to be much closer to my in-laws farm so I can do much of my gardening there(180 acres should be enough to keep me buisy for a few years) idealy I would like to build a house at the farm but it is over a mile to the nearest house, and I'm not sure I want to be so isolated.

well I can't wait to see what I get.....

stay warm everyone
michelle


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My seeds will be going in the mail today. I feel like I wasn't really creative this time around, but I found a few seeds to match. I've been fighting bronchitis for 3weeks now and am on my 2nd round of antibiotics. it's not been fun.

Hope everyone likes their seeds!
Barbi


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RE: NEW: Theme Garden Swap 2009

I'm working furiously to get the rest of my seeds packed up and in the mail by Friday. Boy, the holidays really got hectic this year, not to mention the weather getting in the way, and somehow the time just slipped by. I am never this late getting my swaps together. But I think I will have some good theme matches and I just need to keep working the next couple of nights. I'll make sure they are mailed on time!
Sue


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RE: NEW: Theme Garden Swap 2009

Hello from cold Alabama - I got seeds from Booberry yesterday, so they are rolling in! I am going to start a new thread now, so please post to the update.

Thanks,

Kim


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RE: Update

Please don't post for a bit - I started an Update, but have contacted the administration to delete it, and will start another update after they do. Thank you.


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RE: NEW: Update soon

Yay for Admin; they are totally on the ball - I started a new update thread, but deleted it because I copied the player list from my document file - which has everyone's emails on it. As soon as I saw it, I thought "Oh no!", so I contacted Admin to delete it - and they did, pronto.

Now I will start a new, corrected update.


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