|Secret Santa Seed Swap...Please join in the spirit of Christmas, and become Santa, Mrs Clause, or an Elf for the season !!
1. This will be a wish list swap, please post your TOP 25 wishes , here on the SS thread..( also make sure your
***WISH LIST....can be flowers, herbs, or edibles. This is a SEED SWAP ( although Santa may find it in their heart to mail plants, bulbs)
2. Posting a wish list, signs you up to particapate in this swap...deadline to post wishlists will be November 27th.
3. All seeds need to be mailed out From Dec 1 to the 5th ( so santa has time to get to all his other commitments for the season)
4. PLEASE send your mailing address to me ASAP ! WITH your screen name Like this... ( DO NOT POST YOUR ADDRESS ON THE FORUM !!)
( I Will not track down people for their screen name this year...I dealt with 5,000 emails last Season, help me out please !! )
5. SEEDS will be mailed from Dec 1 to the 5th. PLEASE include a Christmas card . How you mail , is to your discression. We mostly mailed inside envies with bubble wrap last season...and bubble envies for mulitple seed packs. Remember to mail the best way you can ! This is all about GIVING in the SPIRIT of the Holidays !
6. PLEASE, send me a list of WHOM you are mailing to...I just need a list of screen names ( NOT, what you are mailing ) , to make sure everyone will be happily surprised. I will need your list by DEC 1st ..so start packin your seeds !! ( This will allow me time to ask a few elves for help , making sure wishes come true ! )
***HOW many you mail to will be kept confidential, it isnt about HOW MANY, it is about the SPIRIT, and the fact that you shared some HOLIDAY CHEER with another !!
7. This is a "secret" swap...but PLEASE put ur return address on the envie..and screen name, so everyone can be thanked :) The secret is to be, until they receive their card !
8. Homemade cards were the best last season...but send store bought, or homemade !! I loved the ones the kids made :)
9. YES< some people may receive multiples of the same seed, but the best part is...it may be a different color, or variety...ALSO,they can use them to trade later !
10. You MUST come to the forum and thank those that mailed cards to you !!!!!!!! Please be thankful and gracious to those that take the time to mail !
ALL, ARE WELCOME TO JOIN....THIS SWAP IS ABOUT THE SPIRIT OF "GIVING"...YOU MAY MAIL AS MANY, OR AS LITTLE AS YOU ARE ABLE . THIS IS A WONDERFUL WAY TO SHARE IN THE SPIRIT OF THE HOLIDAYS AND BRING SOME CHEER TO OTHERS !! YOU CAN CHOOSE TO MAIL ONE CARD, OR 100...IT IS YOUR CHOICE !! SOOO, POST YOUR WISH LISTS, AND ALLOW SOME HOLIDAY SPIRIT INTO YOUR LIFE THIS SEASON !!!!
THERE WILL BE GAMES, AND PRIZES !!!!!!!!!! SO PLEASE KEEP CHECKIN THE FORUM !
COME ON....JOIN THE FUN !!! Let's all enjoy the season together !! HO! HO! HO!
Last year NO ONE got less then 5 cards mailed to them..we had 146 Elves, and 1987 cards mailed !
***PLEASE note, I changed my email account info for this swap..to better help me keep track of info !! firstname.lastname@example.org ( old email is still active )
***PLEASE read ALL notes BEFORE posting questions, thanks !
I loved this swap last year. So I am possible in. I am currently in 2 wishlist swaps. So what could be left. So I will have to think before totally commiting to this one but I am VERY interested in this. Thanks
|Just trying to get the idea here.... |
So you send everybody a list of everybody's addresses and , or do you just send the addy's peeps ask for?
And I understand that we mail everything directly to peeps ourselves? :)
And then you keep track of who sent to who, but not each item? Is that all right?
Maybe I can play....
|The way it worked last year, was that every one listed a certain number of wants and who ever could fill any wants would send a christmas card with the seeds to each person. I think we had around 150 people signed up last year. You can choose how many wants or wishes to fill and how ever many people you wanted to surprise. And yes Kim would just be keeping track of who you intended to send cards to. She did not ask for a list of wishes that you were filling. She did it this way to ensure that everyone got at least 1 christmas card with wishes in it. |
I want to join, as for my wants they are kinda common.
4. coneflowers(evan purple)
5. wild patunias
6. mexican patunias
14. vines (other than morning glories and trumpet vines)
19. hibiscus( I loved lemon slice but it got frosted)
24. wild flowers for the farm, it had been grazed for years, but the cows have been gone for 5 years now and I want to give the wildflowers a hand re-populating the open areas. Missouri wildflower info can be found online. we have queen anns lace, golden rode and iron weed going well but I'm looking for others.
I think thats it, I would like to know colors if possible, but names are not nessisary.
thanks santa for doing this again this year.
|I would like to join. I have one questions though...since we are sending seeds do all cards get sent in a bubble envelope? |
|I did this swap last year and it was a lot of fun. Thanks for doing this again Michelle! Will post my want list later. My want list will also depend on what I receive in another swap I'm in right now.|
|This was a lot of fun last year! I don't think I have as many seeds as last year but I look filling some wishes. |
Here are my currant wants:
1. Salvia evansiana
|I 'look forward' to filling some wishes and that's |
current, not currant. Geez-o-pete!
I should never hit submit without proofreading!
|I would like to join. I will add my wish list later. |
|This was a lot of fun last year! I'd like to join again. |
Here's my wish list:
1. Daisies (any, especially "Becky")
Well, I think with my "especiallys" th.at brings me up to 25! Thanks so much for hosting the swap again!
|Here is my wish list... |
Goats beard (Aruncus)
|Hey Kym, |
Wow, sounds like you had one huge crazy party of people last year! Count me in. May have to ask you some questions along the way to get info. straight.
1.Morning Glories- Any Japanese
Hope I can add a few more later to make it 25!!
|Ohhh I love this one,,,it was soo much fun last year,,,but I am having surgery on the 13th,,,might be off putor for a while,,,I will check back with you after surgery ok,,I hope I can,,Lisa|
|Hi, I was part of this last year and wish to participate again this year. I know my wish list is pretty difficult to fill, so I am asking for some very general types of seeds this year as well. I do not want any genetically modified or treated seeds please. My garden is organic. |
Here is what I am looking for:
1. Mahonia – varieties hardy to zone 6 only please
Thanks and happy holidays everyone!
|Here is my wish list: |
1.Phlox drummondii or creeping phlox
Hope I can add more later to make it 25.
Thanks Kim for hosting the swap again.
| Thank You for doing this last year. I loved it and was very pleased and suprised. |
I've been waiting for a posting. I don't think I will have my other package in time to revise my list but I will post in a week or so.
I AM IN FOR SURE......
|I'm in. Thanks for hosting again this year. I sent you an email already with my GW name, name, and address. I will post my list later. |
|Oh I am in!!!! Will get may want list together later!! This was so much fun last year!!! Thanks Kym for all the time you put into this!!! |
|Hi Kym, |
Count me in again this year. I was able to fill 30 wishes lqast year, I hope to be able to fill more wishes this year!
My wish list is:
I already see some wishes that I can fill..whoo hoo!
|oh ho ho ho |
I see some wishes I can fill! and would love to participate this year!
old fashion bleeding hearts
|It is Great see you ALL !! All questions are welcome, feel free to email them to me ! YES, I Beleive last year was a TON of fun !! I hope to make this one, just as much fun ! |
We will play games all the way till Christmas Like we did last season !!
PLEASE NOTE ** You must be a member in good standing**
I hear there are other wish list swaps going on, but REMEMBER this is about CHRISTMAS, and I can tell you..receiving Christmas Cards from your GW family...Is SOOO MUCH FUN !!!
I am keeping an update list of who joins...and will post a list about once a week.
THANKS to all who has joined !
**Pumpkingal..why not sign up with a list, you gave SOO much last season, let us send you some cheer. Wishing u the best with your surgery !
|I'd like to join in! |
Here's my 25 'most wanted' list:
1. dames rocket
|This was an absolute BLAST last year, and the birthday swap has been all year! You BETCHA I'm in on this one this year! I already see wishes I can fulfill, so let's get the Ho-Ho-Ho-Down started! LOL! |
My wishlist, in no particular order...
Heidi, you don't have to send the cards/seeds in a bubble envelope, but make sure there's enough padding between the envelope and seeds to make sure they arrive safely. Also, it's always a good thing to print "HAND CANCEL PLEASE" on the front of the envelope, bubble, padded, or otherwise.
Anyone else have any postal questions? I'll try to answer them.
| Hi everyone ! I would love to join ! Here's my top 25 : |
|I'm In!!!! |
I had so much fun last year and I loved the Birthday swap almost as much.
My Wish List
I LOVE Annuals!! I prefer to "seed and plant" rather than "dig and divide"
Thanks Kym.... YOU GO GIRL.... Great Job with the birthday swap and the "Big Job" with this swap.
|I am in! I had a wonderful time next year. Now to hunt through all my catalogs and put together a want list. Fun!|
|I sent an email with my info. Please let me know if you didn't get it. |
|I took part in this last year and it was far more fun than I expected. I've been looking forward to this, and I will recommend to my friends and family that they join as well. |
Here is my 2009 Secret Santa Wish List
1. Amish Pie pumpkin
Double elf-points if you can find any of these:
18. Bird's foot violet
|Kym, I sent my info just now. Did it make it through? |
Hi Kym, sent you an email.
It would be a thrill to be part of the swap again this year. Hey all you garden webb' ers out there, you are all so generous.
Garden web rocks!!
|Here's my wish list: |
11.mini bell peppers
|I would like to join,E-mail my name and addy |
My wish list
|*If your bunnies dont eat it, (HA!) Ill give it a try. |
*My favorite colors are Pink and Berry Colored!
8.California Poppies, any
10.Chrysanthemum, Clara Curtis or Sheffield Pink
11.Columbines, white or yellow
|Sounds like fun! I'd like to sign up. |
My 'wish list':
1. Cosmos--any (minus regular pink blooms)
I'm not picky, if you like it and it isn't terribly invasive, I'll probably give it a try. :)
|I would love to take part in this swap again this year. Last year was so much fun! |
Here is my wishlist --
1. Cockscomb (giant, chief mix, bombay pink)
I am already seeing some wishes that I can help with!
|What a neat idea! I would love to join in on this fun swap! I will get my want list together later!|
|Hi Kym, |
I can not wait to start mailing and receiving cards. Here is my wish list:
Well this one very long list but I always want more. Kym thank you for hosting again last year was wonderful.
|Hello!! I would love to join in on this one!! I will post my list later this evening!! |
This is so exciting!!
|OK, I think I have my wish list together. I know I will think of more things (always do!), but this is a good place to start. |
Fragrant olive (Osmanthus fragrans)
I think I may be over the limit! I'd better stop now.
I look forward to all the games and stories.
I am still thinking?????
I really had fun last year,and I see so many here that took part last year,I am just not sure how may wishes i can fullfill.
|Up early this morning (Bump woke me up at 3:30am wanting a belly rub!) and I have the day off from delivering the mail, so I think I'm going to play "elf" today and go through the wishlists and my seeds, then I might even begin making Christmas cards. Hmmm, I may have to play a little David Bowie and Bing Crosby to set the mood... |
(and yes, Bump got his belly rub, silly cat!!!)
|Here is my rest of the wish list |
Previous I have posted mandevilla laxa but I am looking for any and all varieties of it and poppy perennial.
|Woohoo! I had so much fun with this last year--I can't wait to participate again! |
Thanks for organizing this!
|HO HO HO !!! Hello everyone, thanks for joining !! As the emails are coming in, I am doing a spreadsheet of all the info, so if u dont see me here..I AM workin on the emails and info..and will post updates :) |
PLEASE know...money is always tight at the holidays...this swap is NOT about breaking the bank !! PLEASE, send one or two cards, if that is all u can do ! This swap is more like a CELEBRATION for all of our Gardenweb Family to enjoy the Holidays Together !!
If you have a favorite forum, PLEASE post about the swap ! This swap was soo much fun last season...and we made a new phrase..."HAPPY MAILBOXING" It was soo much fun to run out to the mailbox all month to see if we received cards..and YES, it ended up being ALL month :)
6 more weeks Till Christmas Eve !!!!!!
|I would love to join again! I will post my wish list later. Sending an email! Melinda|
|Hi Kym! This swap was a lot of fun last year! I hesitated to sign up though, as I am just finishing up a couple of big swaps, and wasn't sure what I'd have left to share, but since there is no minimum to send, I'd like to go ahead and join. I'm sure I can fill at least a few wishes! I'll come back later to post a wishlist. |
|Boy! This year flew by so quick! |
Some things I'd like to try...A.K.A. my list
Sending email now.
|Kewlest! I am definitely *IN* on this one! As with others, here, I'm already seeing wishes I can fulfill. "This gonna be fun, you bet!" :) - Will post my wish list either later this evening or else tomorrow. Kym, I'll email you with my info this evening after I get back from town. |
|Wow this sounds fun! I can already see wishes I can grant :) |
I sent my email and below is my wants....
I need lots of plants cause I have lots of dirt left :)
This is so fun!!
|Hi Kym glad to be back again this year. Helps me get into the Christmas spirit. Here is what is on my Christmas wishlist: |
Having fun sorting seeds today for all these wishlists.
Best to you,
|hi all , i,m so happy we are having this again , realy enjoyed it last year, and a big thank you to our no.1 Santa helper for having it . i,d love to be a part of it , my list is as fallows, |
passion flower for zone 6
kikyo Ice Japanese MG.
dark color minture sun flowers
calliandra red fairy duster
rudbeckia cherry brandy
green wizard coneflower
centaurea cyanus or cyanus midget
drama queen poppies
bells of Ireland
echinacea re ruby
jack flash silene
May you ALL have a wanderful Holiday Season
|Oh,I just love this swap.Thanks for hosting it kym |
2.fiber optic grass
13.turks cap lily
HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO EACH OF YOU
|I`d love to join in!!I`ll post my wish list tomorrow !! Robin|
|Hey!! Here are a list of my wants.. |
Thanks Guys!! I can't wait to get this project rolling!! I've seen so many I can send!!
|This sounds like a wonderfully fun activity!! I'm VERY new, so I don't have any seeds to share this year, but I'd love to join the fun! |
My wish list is very simple....
Any type of herb, veggie or edible that will be easy to grow for a new community garden.
Many of the "gardeners" are kind of old (church members) and none of us have much experience. Hope we can draw from yours!
|I missed this last year. I defintely want to do it this year. I had surgery on one hand so I am slow typing. I will add my list later. |
Thanks this sounds great.
|ok here is my list!!!! |
|Hello, I am fairly new to GardenWeb and also very new to gardening. I would love to particiapate. This sounds like too much fun to pass up. Here's my list and thanks to all for helping to make my wishes come true. |
I've also included the link to my trade list, which I am still updating. Please check to see if there is any thing else you would like to surprise me with. HO HO HO HO and a Merry Christmas to all!
Here is a link that might be useful: My trade List
|If anyone wants some cute small envies you can print send me an email. |
I am making my usual envies with a pretty christmas picture on them and wanted to share.
This is going to be so much fun!
|I'm in! This was my first swap ever last year, when I was a newbie with no seeds at all!! Everyone showered me with free seeds, and I hope to be able to pay someone back for that this year! So please newbies, even if you dont have much or anything to send, I've got ya covered! |
I'll post my list later tonight!
|Well, I came up with a wishlist, but basically, if it's red, yellow, or orange and will grow in full sun than I can probably find a place for it : ) I didn't include any veggies on this wishlist, but have quite a few on my trade page, so you can check it out, if you have some you'd like to share. |
Allium 'Moly' (yellow)
Hey Kym, did we have a list with clickable links to everyone's trade page last year, or am I thinking of some other swap, LOL?
Here is a link that might be useful: Highalt's trade page
|ooo, I've got stuff people want!!!!! :D |
Sent an e-mail and here's my wish list:
2. angelica archangelica
3. althea officinalis, marsh mallow
4. bean, pole or red kidney
6. Clerodendrum trichotomum, peanut butter shrub
7. corn, blue navajo
8. deutzia elegantissima or rosea
9. hoya australis tenuipes, wax plant
10. leek, american flag
11. linaria alpina, Alpine toadflax
12. linum usitatissimum, flax
13. pumpkin, triple treat
14. trifolium pratense, red clover
16. just about any fruit or veggie
|Ok, I did it now, here's my list. |
hopi pale gray squash
|I've read through all the notes and unless I missed one that addressed my question, I can't figure out if seeds need to be in a commercial package or if you break them up into a certain number of seeds per request? |
What is a suggested number of seeds per variety to send?
My thanks for your help. This sounds like fun.
|I had a ball last year, I was not sure how many seeds i would have right now,as i am in another trade,but i see some wishes i can fill,thank you Kym, for inviting me again this year.Your birthday give was so much fun as well. |
My wish list is:
3.Sweet Alyssum-white please
4.Any Japanese Morning Glory,can nevewer have to many
11.Milkweed-not common please
14.If you grow it for butterlies,and love it,so will i,just getting started on a butterfly garden.
Looking over the list, it is so much fun to see names i reconize from last years Secret Santa.
Thank you Kym for hosting this again this year.
HOHOHO,let the good times roll.
Oh, sending you my info. :0)
|Well, here is my list! In a couple swaps so hard to know what I'll get there! But these are more common and easier to find so don't mind doubles here! |
Asters-any, but esp. Hulk, Moonshine, Seastar
Calendulas-any love them all
Verbena Pink Spires
Dianthus-any but esp. black/white minstrels, peach delight
Thunbergia-any of the colors
columbines-esp. Roman Bronze, but any besides purple
arugulas and mache-any
onions-walla walla sweet, vidalia, and cipollini
tomatoes-orange flesh purple smudge **, red or orange
strawberry, your fav. heirloom esp. blacks, whites
eggplants-any besides black beauty
phacelia-any esp. Lavender Lass
Pole Beans- Scarlet Empire, Red Rum, your fav. heirloom
Winter Squashes-any heirloom fav
Summer Squashes-any of newer zucchini's
|Please count me in! |
Mary- Its up to you really, you can send whole commercial packs if you want, I have, or you can split them up. Or if you collected the seeds yourself you just package them up in little baggies. Usually people send between 15-25 seeds per package unless they don't have a lot of them and then they just send a few. Whatever they can.
|Ok, I have gotten myself all organized. Here is my list! |
1) brussels sprouts
|Just what I need to get me into the Christmas spirit - what a terrific example of when the giving is as fun as the getting! Though I don't have a great variety to offer, I already see some wishes I can fill! I'll post my list at a later time. Thanks for organizing this, I'm really looking forward to it. |
|After reading the want lists I can tell that I'm going to need a lot more envelopes... |
This swap was absolutely fantastic last year - thanks so much Kym for hosting it again. And I can do a clickable link post to the tradelists if you're still looking for assistance there.
Thanks so much!
|Just went through only one of my many tins of seeds and found I have something for most if not every one. I just want to say this again for those with few or no seeds... last year I sent only 2 cards, each with one packet of seed. Thanks to this wonderful swap, and the others that naturally followed it, I can now send seeds to everyone!|
|This was such a fun swap last year and I'd love to participate again! I already see lots of wishes I can fill. |
Here's my wish list:
1. Alliums - any
25. Anything that did well in your garden!
Thank you for hosting this once again, Kym!
|Oh Kym, I was doing so well and behaving myself by not looking at the round robin forum- and then you had to email me about the SSSS 2009- LOL!! Okay, so I will play again this year- last year was beyond fun- checking the mailbox every day for a month. And recieving something every day or two. |
1. Agapanthus- any hardy to zone 7
2. Asclepias tuberosa- Butterfly Weed- any
3. Canna- with LARGE flowers only
4. Celosia- plumed- any
5. Chrysanthemum carinatum- Tricolor Daisy- any
6. Coreopsis- any
7. Datura metel- Devils Trumpet- double or triple- any
8. Daylilies-especially dwarf/minis
9. Gomphrena- any
10. Hedychium-Hardy Ginger- any hardy zone 8
11. Hibiscus moscheutos- Disco Belle- any
12. Impatiens- any
13. Ipomoea quamoclit - Cyprus Vine- any
14. IRIS- any- especially pink, or yellow, or multi-colored
15. LILIACEAE- lilies- any
16. Phlox- any
17. Poppies- any
18. Rudbeckia- any
19. Sedums- any
20. Tithonia- any
21. Verbena- any
22. Your favorite "easy grow easy care" annual
23. Zingiber zerumbet- Shampoo Ginger
24. Ornamental sunflowers- any
25. Vinca- any
As I am having to garden in pots for a year or two, I would be very satisfied with receiving small amounts of seeds. This may allow someone else to be blessed as well. Noids welcome- I love surprizes (-:
| Hi Dan ! Pass me a couple of those sugar cookies and some of that eggnog ... can you spike it please ? lol |
I am making a list of the wants I see here that I can send ;-) this is going to be so much fun ... I haven't made homemade christmas cards since I was a little girl but I might just have to dig thru my craft supplies and get creative !
|Awesome Dan! I'm feeling fat & happy! I snuck a little rum into the eggnog. Hiccup!|
|Hey Kym, where's YOUR list?|
|Iris, do mean to tell me that people actually serve egg nog without the rum??? Isn't that against the rules? |
If any of you are into doing simple crafts, making your own Christmas cards is a LOT of FUN! Last year I made simple ones with black card stock and metallic markers, and received a lot of compliments on them, which made me feel good each time! You can get all kinds of decorations from the dollar store, or in the scrapbooking section at wal-mart, and have a great time! Who knew that doing such a simple thing could spread so much joy in the world?
Iris, thanks for reminding me! I'm gonna go get some decorations today!
|Good Point where is Kym's list? We need to send to you also. |
|hay dan |
I'm making my cards this year, I started a few weeks ago, I'm sending for this swap and several others and to friends and family. jeez I hope I have enough. LOL. I plane on addressing and filling them as I recover from my hyesterectomy next week. at least I will have something to do wile sitting in bed letting my DH take care of the kids.
I'm hopping my nasturtium seeds are dry soon, alot of people want them but these are still green, some had started to sprout under the momma plant too so I brout some seedlings in and put them in my aerogardens. they did so well this year it was called apricot sprite.
well I'm off to clean, I want things in order before friday.
|COUNT ME IN |
as long as it's OK to only send a few cards.
I see several wants I can fill.
Here's my want list.
Agastache cana - 'Bubble Gum Mint'
Euphorbia marginata - Snow on the Mountain
|Let me tell you,Dan does NOT go easy on the rum,you should have had a piece of Cindy and my,Birthday Cake,i snuck out of bed,in the middle of the night, only had 2 pieces,and WAM! Was it ever good.If his eggnog is as good as his cakes,well,,,,,I am warning you guys,go easy on Dans eggnog. |
|oh boy oh boy oh boy!!!!! |
This was SO MUCH fun last year, and this year I have more seeds I can send! Here is my wish list. I will start sorting seeds to send tonight!
Chinese forget me not
Lois in PA
|Flwrs4ever this is an awesome idea. |
Here's my wish list.
|Thank you for the invite Kym. Was going to pass due to a show we have at the end of the month. But that shouldn't be a problem for Christmas cards. And I found quite a few wishes to fill already :) |
So you can count me in and my wish list is below....
|Wish List |
1.cone flowers(any colors)
5.daisies(any,especially crazy daisy)
6.bubby bush(carolinasweet spice bush)
9.anything for shade
11.poppies especially double red
12.hollyhocks especially peaches and cream
16.LOTS OF OKRA!!!
17.green beans, bush or stick
19.peaches and cream corn
20.different heirloom tomatoes,small or large,different colored
21.yellow crookneck squash
I bought cards today!!I am so ready for this!! Robin
|MY REVISED LIST(I left off important stuff!!) |
I'm so glad I can be one of the elves this year. I can fill some of those wishes, but only if you've been naughty-- not nice he! he! he!
Oh yeah my wish list--
1. Leucantheum 'Gold Rush Daisy'
Thanks Kym for again being the hostess with the mostest!
|My Wish List |
|I would like to join. I will post my wish list later today. I have to get some sleep now. Thank you. |
|hmm you dont have my info....I emailed it... going to email again....|
|I already have 14 people I have planned to send to... |
My question is do I get the addresses from Kym when I send the list of people?
I organized my seeds yesterday and realized that many seeds I have were here on wish lists so I set them aside with names on them.
I may send some in spurts so hubby does not notice how many cards are going out :)
|Adding to my wish list.... |
KYM WILL MAIL ONE LIST OF ADDRESSES, AFTER ALL SIGN UPS ARE COMPLETED !!!! Take the time to pack your seeds, place with a card, with persons screen name..then all you need to do is add an address, and mail !!
Kym cannot possibly mail an individual list of just the addies each of you needs..Kym would go insane...hahahaha !!
STEPS TO THE SWAP :
1. POST A WISH LIST
2. EMAIL KYM YOUR SCREEN NAME AND ADDRESS LIKE THIS
ST NICK (GW SCREEN NAME )
3. READ THRU ALL WISH LISTS
4. CHOOSE HOW MANY, AND WHO YOU WANT TO "ELF"
5. PACK YOUR SEEDS
6. INCLUDE A CHRISTMAS CARD ( HOMEMADE ARE GREAAT, OR STORE BOUGHT IS FINE TOO)
7. WAIT FOR LIST OF ADDRESSES TO BE EMAILED TO YOU
8. SEND KYM A LIST OF WHO YOU ARE MAILING TO..EVEN IF YOUR NEW YOU MUST REPORT THAT TO ME
** I JUST NEED SCREEN NAMES, PLEASE DONT SEND LIST OF SEEDS !!
9. MAIL YOUR CARDS OUT ON DATES PROVIDED !!!
10. COME TO THIS SWAP AS MUCH AS YOU CAN, AND JOIN IN ON THE GAMES, CONVERSATION, YUMMY SNACKS..AND SPIRIT !!
11. MOST IMPORTANTLY...THANK THE PEOPLE WHO SEND TO YOU !
12. HAVE A MERRY CHRISTMAS !!
|New this year, but would like to join! |
Seed Wish List
Patty Pan Squash
Hot Peppers-Kim Chee or Asian
Chile peppers-Anaheim, Big Jim type
Hughs yellow tomatoe
Happy Holidays to everyone!
| Well, sorry if this is a duplicate, but I can't seem to find my want list for the Christmas Seed Exchange. |
|Thanks for the extra info Kym! Make sure you post a wishlist. We want to send to you too! If not we will just have to send you a surprise. |
I have my seed packs set aside and as I see a wish I can grant I put the GW name and add to a list I am keeping.
I like getting cards and now getting them with seeds is great! December will be fun for me!
|Here is my try at clickable trade pages... |
More to come soon.
GW Name/ Trade Page
|It's time to get back to the wonderful people here at GW. I have been fighting off a depression over the past couple months. I am finding this such a hard time of year since John passed. Our 27th anniversary was Nov 5, our granddaughters 5th birthday is the 19, our 2 daughters both have birthdays in November, John's birthday is Dec 3 and our son's is Dec 30. I never expected it to be this hard. |
Anyway dusting myself off and trying to get back in the Holiday Spirit. Count me in!
My wishes are simple:
Anything with the name "John" in it
If I come up with any specifics I will post when I get back from Disney...I am taking our granddaughter for her 5th birthday on Nov 19. It was a promise grandpa and I made 2 years ago and I will not let this girl down!
|Plant-one-on-me, so glad to have you with us. Sounds like you have wonderful children and grandchildren to spend the holidays with. That's good medicine. I've found that the folks here are a lot like family. They always bring a smile when I need one. |
Kim keep you chin up!
I can relate. When my mom died a few years back it took all the joy out of the holidays for me. She was the center of our world - our family- and now everyone is scattered and does their own thing. It takes this forum to bring the holiday joy back.
With that being said, I'd like to add that I love surprises and if anyone has great seeds that need a loving home send them my way.
Also, would greatly appreciate some red castor bean seeds for my red bed.
|Hi Karen, |
Check with Kym please, you can add my name to this list.:0)
|Well, I think I have my Secret Santa Wish List ready now. I'm rather new to all this but I can already tell that there are some pretty special people here at GardenWeb. Most everyone seems so helpful and generous to want to share with others. Thank you for allowing me to join in on the fun Kim. |
|cAROL, I have you for the next round... I need to make sure I have everyone. I am sure I may have missed someone. |
|Hi to All! |
This is such a good thing. I was just amazed last year by the amount of seed that I received. Now I will be able to make more happy receivers.
Here is my wish list and it is different from my GW page link:
I'm not looking forward to the cold and snow but this will help keep me busy.
Have a great Day
|ME TOO! |
I will post my wants ASAP
sleepy for the night
I will post tommorrow
|1. interesting zucchini/summer squash (round, colored, etc) |
2. lisianthus (especially a double variety)
3. heirloom tomato (ANY! addicted to these!)
5. lemon cucumber
7. toad lily
8. curly-leaf parsley
| this is great. |
Here is my list.
1. Columbine Clementine Blue
|Count me in! |
All I want for Christmas:
1. passiflora (other than incarnata, lady margaret & vitifola)
2. clematis (especially radar love)
3. allium (any)
4. lilac bush (other than purple)
5. bugbane (really want/zone 5)
6. thunbergia vine/blue skyflower
7. angel trumpet (other than white)
8. corkscrew vine
9. monarda bergamo (zone 5)
10.hardy cyclamen lily pad (zone 5)
11.hardy cyclamen (zone 5)
13.cobaea scandens/cathedral bells
14.salvia (other than red)
16.kiwi fruit (male & female/zone 5)
17.chinese ground orchid (other than purple)
18.hardy fushia (zone 5)
19.shasta daisy (short variety/zone 5)
20.scabiosa (other than purple/zone 5)
21.double hollyhock (other than yellow/zone 5)
any unusual/or your favorite perennial/annual seeds that both the hummingbirds and butterflies love
|I am so excited, I can hardly wait! |
Here is my Wish List:
1. Basil (any kind other than sweet, cinnamon, lemon, & Opal)
Now to start working on my cards! So excited!
|I'm so happy to be a part of this group. My wish list is, |
poppy (plum crazy)
|Here is my wish list. |
1. Passiflora foetida 'Love-in-a-Mist'
Wishing everyone very happy holidays!!!
I would love to join the swap. I will post my wish list by the end of the week. Thanks for hosting again this year!
|i would love to join here is my wish list |
1.small pumpkins 2 gourds small
her is my wish list . oswego
| Karen, am I supposed to see a link beside everyone's GW name in the above list ? ... cause I don't ;-( |
|I am happy to see that there are more and more wishes I can fill!! I can't wait till it's time to send. |
I wanted to share this info with you all. In BHG magazine they have an article about recycling old greeting cards. Visit the website stjudesranch.org for donation info. They support abused, abandoned and neglected kids. The children earn money by removing the front of the cards and use them to make new cards out of recycled paper. They sell the cards in packs of 10. I am looking forward to participating in this! Just an idea for your greeting cards after the holidays.
Hope everyone survived Monday!!
|Hi Kim..I am sooo glad to see you back !! You have been missed, and although I cant begin to know how you feel..please know my heart goes out to you ! I truly hope we can help you get thru this first Christmas, even if it is a few smiles :) |
Heidi, that is a great way to recycle cards, and last year MANY people from the swap passed on there cards..could I ask you to repost at the end of the swap ?? It would be wonderful for us to help out this year !!
I wanted to mention to those of you with Kids..feel free to get them involved in making the cards if you would like ! I for one..got alot of enjoyment last season from all the homemade ones ( kids and adults alike ! )
I am caught up on my record keeping..thanks to you all for sending me ur info, and for offering help ! I made a big mistake last night, and accidently erased an ENTIRE column of info and had to spend today going back thru ALL the emails..UGH !!
SIGN UPS ARE UNTIL NOVEMBER 27TH, PLEASE come join us !! ALL people in good standing are encouraged to join ...you only have to send 1 or 2 cards, this is for ALL ! Newbies welcome to join also !
|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))|
Try clicking the name. the actual name has a hyperlink in it for each person.
I will add an updated list soon. I wanted to wait until a few more people sign up.
If you do not see your username let me know.
|Hi Kym and everyone, |
Many familiar names, good seeing you. Thank you for hosting again, Kym, you've done a great job last year, it was fun, more work for me 'cause I wanted to send to many and writing with right hand was slow but a good exercise, enjoyed it and want to do it again, at least a dozen cards ( what I say and it turns out to be more, lol)
Good idea for cards Heidi, thank you for posting it, had StJude Children's address and now don't need to search.
Wish weather would stay a while as it is, still gathering seeds.
Secret Santa ( or two) , smile, I've been really patient and as good as can be, feel I can ask for some favors, thank you so much.
My wish list:
Seed packets -paper , 2x2 or 2x3 in.
Fennel Florence ( makes bulb, have common)
Any favorites from your garden, especially butterfly and hummingbird attractors.
Again, I'd be happy with a few recipes, paper packets or/and a few seeds.
Have a great time trading and see you soon, best wishes
Kym, you got to have your hands full, I'll wait til you can send me addresses, thank you again.
|What if you just sent all your seeds into another swap? Should I take my name off the Santa list? I'm a newbie and my seed stash is fairly small.|
|DAN....this SANTA is SOOO sending you COAL this season :P |
ADDRESSES WILL BE MAILED ....ONCE....TO YOU ALL...AFTER SIGN UPS ARE OVER !!!!!!!!!!! :p ( tongue is for Danny boy)
GBEA, so glad to see you ! I am sure Santa will have a few surprises :)
FEEL free to spread the word, ALL is welcome to join ! ( in good standing ofc)
Deana, I sent you an email ..
HO HO HO ,
|Kym, an e-mail isn't coming through. Could you send it again? |
|hmmmm...I think I WILL join this swap...I'll post my list later on this evening...."rooting through packs"|
| This is going to be sooo much fun, I've already got SEVERAL baggies of seeds just waiting to be sent ;-) woo hoo !! |
Karen, all I see is a list ;-( is everyone else seeing a list of everyones' names that are clickable links ?
|Gonna bring those seeds back in the house!!! I'd like to join in on the fun. Thanks Kym |
SANTA MY WISH LIST
Alliums esp.Silverspring and Giants
Phlox esp. Shebert Pink
Daylilies esp. doubles
Echinacea (have purple magnus)
Baptisia esp. Prarieblues Penstemon
Hardy Groundcovers for sunny areas
Rudbeckia(have blackeyed susans)
Surprises of pernnials and self sowing annuals
|1. soap wort |
2. Tomatillo, Toma Verde
3. Rock Cress
4. Echinacea Pink Double Delight
6. Echinacea Sunrise
7. Anything that would look good in a hanging basket.
8. Japanese Morning Glories.
9. Other vines.
10. Roman Chamomile Roman
11. Stevia, Sweet Leaf
12. Foxglove Apricot
13. Lobella annual and perennial
15. Vinca Blueberry
16. Vinca Santa Fe
18. Gourd Luffa
19. Watermelon Sweet Ruby Hybrid and Sugar Baby
20. Corn sweet
21. Strawberry Pop Corn
22. Broccoli something that will do good where it gets hot.
23. Shallot Holland Red
24. any Japanese Maple trees
I looked at what people want and I have some to share. This way they won't go to waste.
|I participated last year and had so much fun! I was new and had no seeds to share. I was having a hard year emotionally as I closed my business and decided to retire early. You have no idea what a pick me up it was to come home to the mailbox and find wonderful cards and seeds! It always put a smile on my face! In the spring seeing the plants grow and sharing my bountiful harvest was truly a blessing. I mentor two children three days a week tutoring and enriching their lives and they loved the garden and cooking with our fresh produce. This year I have seeds to share thanks to everyone's generosity. Here is my list! |
1. Herbs, any are fun my favorite bread to bake is cheddar cheese garlic chive
Looking forward to this!
| Well here is my list.Hats of to Kym. |
Summer Cider (orange)2
Italian Giant Beefsteak 3
Recently discovered I am in need of bell peppers too.
Orange Summer 4
Golden Summer 5
Big Bertha or any large bell similar to it.6
Winter Luxury 7
Conetecut Field 10
Big Moon 11
Rouge Vif d' Etampes 12
Galeux d'Eysines 13
Baby Pam 15
Kabocha Squash 16
Flowers for bees, butterflies and Humming Birds 21
Here is wishing everyone a great Holiday season and hope for a great garden in 2010.
|Hi Kim, |
Im sorry that I need to drop out of this one, I dont think Ill be able to send many out.
I would like to join, I'm very new but I love to grow plants for butterflies, catepilars, and bees. my mom will help me with the seeds and shipping.
my wish list
celiosa flamingo feather
black eyed susans
ps this is mom(micyrey) I was very happy to finaly get timmy signed up for GW, he is always asking me for seeds when I get envies in the mail. I will give him some seeds from my harvest this year to package for him to swap with, I will also oversee his lableing and shipping, he will make the cards himself. he is 7 years old so easy to grow seeds would be great, NOID is also good, his fav color is orange.
|Timmy it is awesome that you are into gardening. I am happy that you signed up!! |
|Hum...not sure can someone let me know if they are clickable? |
Are the names in blue underlined for you? It may be a computer issue because I see them as links we can click on...
Someone test them out please and let me know before I post another list.
Doris are you sure you need to drop out you don't have to send a lot of seeds. Just one or two is fine...
|Yep, I checked from another computer and the links do not work... |
I will post them differently next time and hopefully they will work. I followed the directions.... lol
|Karen, the names are underlined, and in blue, and when I click on the name, it takes me to their member page. It might be better if the link was to their actual trade page, but the links work just fine. |
Now, can you teach me how you did that, LOL?
|First time in this swap. Looks like fun. Here's my list: |
1. tomato any but brandywine
|They are not showing as clickable links for me either. |
|My first wish is for a wonderful, loving and safe holiday season for everyone. |
This is a first for me and it sounds like so much fun. My thanks to all who participate and especially to the Secret Santa Swap hostess, Kym, who obviously donates many hours to make this all happen.
Here is my wish list and I thank everyone who takes the time to read it.
Happy gardening next spring and a very Merry Christmas to all ... Mary
1) Nepeta fassennii - 'Walker's Low' Catmint
|This thread is NOW CLOSED, PLEASE GO TO NEW THREAD... |
DO NOT POST ANYMORE HERE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
GO TO NEW SECRET SANTA THREAD, CLICK ON LINK
Here is a link that might be useful: SECRET SANTA THREAD 2
|This really sound's fun! I'm not sure exactly how this work's but i'll give it a try..;D |
My wish list;
Annual shady plant seeds
OK...anything...really...i am not too picky!
Thanks, I am real excited, This is my 1st BIG swap!!
|Ok, I see the links on 2 PC's and not on the work Mac.... so I assume it may be a computer thing. |
I will try to see what I can do for the next posting and make them directly to the trade page not member page.
As for how I did this... I did a search on GW on how to post HTML and there are directions. Not too hard... just some code to copy and paste.
|Hello this is my first year but have been trading on here for awhile sounds like a lot of fun,heres my list too!!! |
poppy-reds or any oriental
And I hope everyone has a very merry christmas!!!!
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