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Plants You Would Like to See at Our Spring Garden Gate Plant Swap

Posted by carolann_z8 Joshua,TX (gardengateclub@sbcglobal.net) on
Mon, Mar 5, 07 at 14:15

The Spring Plant Swap is my favorite and I just can't wait!
I've been wondering what would be good to pot up and what everyone would like to have.
The plants I've enjoyed from the last plant swap are the tropicals like Plumeria and Tropicana. I think I'd like to see more tropical plants like this.

What plants would you like to see in The Garden Gate Club Spring Plant Swap?


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And another plant I want to see there is a red passion vine.

OK folks now tell me what you want to see at the swap!


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Whether I get to go or not, there should be passionflowers, lol

Chocolate Flower
(Berlandiera lyrata) also called green eyes.
The gophers got my tiny one and I can't find them again


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I had never heard of a chocolate flower. I looked it up.
Does it really smell like chocolate?


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Yes, and it pretty when it has green centers


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I didn't notice the green centers. That's a plant I'll have to keep an eye one. Does it bloom a lot?


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No more tropicals for me, Carol Ann -- too many brugs to overwinter. But bring on the perennials - as many as you have.


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Second vote for perenials. Drought/heat tolerant is good. Native is even better! PJ


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That is a wise decision!!!!

I hope I can stick to it.

Carol, who is wanting to buy a zone 9 plant.

I just may have to call our support group to keep from it.

Here's what I want!
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I have heard from some that every once in awhile they sell them at Lowes. I've never seen one. They are one of the very fragrant ones.
If there was only one at the store and we were together, I would have to fight you over it, LOL
I hope you get one


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favorite plant

If they only had one plant and we both wanted it then LORDY MERCY!!!

I can see us now, both of us are holding it as we make our way to the cashier and neither one of us wants to let go to pay for it for fear that the other one would run off with it. LOL


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That looks like a cross between a Fushia and a Passion vine. If it'll grow here it would make a fine subtitute for Fushias in TX. PJ


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It would look like a Desperate Housewife episode, LOl or Luuuccccy, you have some splaining ta do, LOL
Pj, it does.
This is the one my oldest DD wants
Passiflora quadrangularis


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I love to watch Desperate Housewives. You're right, it would be just like an episode.

When Lucy and Ethyl fight over something it seems like Lucy always wins. Remember when Ethyl had to be the rear end of a horse. LOL

Dibs on being Lucy. BWAhahaha


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What a gorgeous flower!!!!! What an ugly vision -- 2-3 hostile women chasing a fat, balding, limping guy, carrying a plant across the Lowe's parking lot.


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Whoa, J.D., how do I unsee that! That picture could warp my tender mind.
Jim


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OMG, I love this forum. Jim, I was thinking the same thing, but I really do have a tender mind, LOL
I assume Justin thinks he's getting the passionflower....Wrong!!


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Here's the new scenario:

Now we have J.D. snatching the plant from Jolana and Carol Ann then we both grab hold of his ankles while he pulls us across the nursery floor.
PJ and Carrie are up front trying to pay for the plant before we get it to the cashier.

Oh yes and J.D.'s limping because Jolana took a bite out of his ankle to try and make him let loose of that plant.


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when and where is it?

Did I hear Tropicanna? Passion Flower? These were my beauties from last season!

How about this canna, its called a Stuttgart:

ZJoe


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Oh yeah, lol
I'm too tall to be an ankle biter, that has to be you!!!
I'll bite his wrist tho, lol He's not getting that passionflower, lol


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Grab That Plant and Head Fer Tha Hills

Joe, what pretty plants. I really like the leaves on that Stuttgart canna.
The spring plant swap is in Joshua, TX. We have a lot of people and some come from as far away as Texhoma.

I hope you can come. We usually have some tropicals even though I'm trying not to like them.

We need a 10 step program for addicts such as myself.

Call 1-800-nomotropicals

I think Sally must've been fighting over the passi too because she's short enough to bite JD's ankle.
Sally, you better watch out it's gettin kinda rough out there.


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OMG Joe, that Stuttgart is outta this world. What would you take for it? LOL
Yeah, Sally can go for the ankle, lol


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Never mind,"what would you take for it",...where do you live and when are you gone?
Jim


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RE: uh uh uh, I'm gettin this

Hmmm, Jim, you are way down south, I am closer, hehehehe
I know what town he lives in and I can hunt that plant down, lol


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I live in the only gated community in San Angelo - the military base. Good luck stealing my stuff!

ZJoe


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Joe, you're kidding, right? You don't think I could get on that base? LOL


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Hmmm. Well, they have allowed a number of characters to _join_ the military so I dont see why getting on the base would be anymore difficult. The more I think about it ...
I think I will let my 5lbs guard dog out tonight. Please don't step on him, he is delicate.


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Okay, Jim can go for it, I'm scared now, lol


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Shoot, I'd rather have the dog than the canna!
Jim


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Wow! That's the biggest rodent I've seen in TX so far!!!(Sorry couldn't help myself. I'm ashamed now.)
If y'all keep acting all crazy instead of just going up and buying plants like normal people like Carrie and I,they're not gonna let you come into the store anymore.Right Carrie? We're the normal people around here. My invisible friends always tell me so.
That white and green canna sure would look good in my bog...hmmm... what to use....charm or stealth? I'll bet that wee fuzzy face has a soft spot for people food...PJ


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At a different house I had passiflora vitifolia. But it bloomed in Oct. so some years we had a freeze about the time it bloomed. It was a prolific grower. DH said he was afraid to go to sleep at night, for fear it would come in the window and strangle him.

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Kathy, that's beautiful.


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Kathy, I had 2 that I have had for years but kept them in pots till we were in the forever home, lol
Well, I bet you can guess what happened to them, lol
Carolann had a picture of one that she got or I had posted one time and put it in the NameThat Plant game on her garden site.
I was looking at it and thinking, man, hers is planted just like mine are, all around the outside ac unit. Then it dawned on me....that's my flower, lol
She's a stinker, lol


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That was funny Jolana.

I sure had you going!


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You did, I still laugh when I think of it, lol


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Here are directions to the plant swap.
I've had several people ask for directions to the plant swap and it's a good thing they didn't map it on the internet because both mapquest and yahoo maps have it wrong. They both say to take Thousand Oaks to Yvonne Dr. but Thousand Oaks is a deadend street.
Here are directions to the plant swap from Loop 820 in Ft. Worth.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO THE PLANT SWAP

DO NOT TRY AND USE THE MAPS ON THE INTERNET OR YOULL GET LOST Map quest and Mapit both have it wrong.

From 820 in Ft. Worth you turn onto I-35W south, head south and stay on I-35W until you see the Hwy 174 Cleburne exit. This will be in Burleson. Head south on Hwy 174 (which is also called Wilshire Blvd) until you come to Joshua. When you come up a small hill, youll see an Assembly of God church on the right. In front of the church is Main St. Take Main St. and go three streets down to Yvonne Dr. Its the 7th house on the left 1011 Yvonne Dr. Look for the birdhouse mailbox. If you have any questions or get lost then call me Carol 817 447-3438. Its real easy to find.


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I'm hoping to see some ground cover at the plant swap.

I would also like some vines.

The last plant swap I came back with enough plants to fill a large bed.

Can't wait!!!!


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Now that I know what station Joe is at we can go get his plants :)
I have a card to get on base hehehehe....... Joe never think your safe with us gals around LOL.
Ok, ladies whos with me on getting Joe's plants?


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I'm in, lol
I'll be some plants to put in there place, lol


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Are these going to be Texas natives, Jolana? I can help with those......


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Cannas, lol pretty, pretty cannas at Zitro Joes, lol
We're gonna be busy, lol


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I am very good at digging cannas - can do it quickly.


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Well okay then.

As Billy used to say, when he was 3 (don't have a clue where he got it) Hot dog baby, let's go, lol
jolana


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Hey, don't forget me.

I'll bring the shovel.


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Carolann, did you get a computer? We won't forget you


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For the swap I attended, vines were extremely popular. Brugs are very easy to swap, and ridiculously easy to propagate. Varigated plants were easily swapped, too. Personally, I'd love to get a little three-piece set of butterfly/caterpillar host plants. I got some milkweed at the swap and I love it--I'm now actively trying to raise caterpillars, instead of just enjoying the occasional few Swallowtail caterpillars on my parsley. So if anybody has host plants that are easily propagated--bring those! LOL


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LAUREL!!!! Hello, I'm so glad you are back, I have missed you
jolana


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Wow, Laurel is back and posting on my thread.

We sure have missed you.

I like all your suggestions.


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Duh! I totally forgot! Pond/bog plants!!! TX star hibiscus,pickerel weed,Arrowhead,horsetail rush,cattails(I'll be sure and pot them up w/o drainage holes!),/Elephant Ears,Cannas(yep), Ruellia,wood violets and button bush.PJ


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PJ, I have part of what you're looking for and if I go see my brother then I may be able to bring some pond plants back. He has all kinds of pond plants in his huge pond and he has to thin them out each spring.


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:^) That would be perfect!!! Thanks! PJ


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You're welcome, little missy.


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No one happens to have actual wild roses in a pasture or anything that cool do they? Anyone? Anyone? I'd just love a wild,pink rose!!!PJ


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I have knockout roses. The name sounds a little wild.

"Red Knockout"

See how wild it sounds.


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PJ, at my office there are wild roses that have been there probably since the house was built and it's a very old place. They bloom all the time and never get any care.

I can take a cutting for you.


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:^) You're so funny! Maybe if I ever actually take my Martial Arts seriously enough to tournament I'll take that as a nickname! "Knockout rose PJ". Ok that's a bit goofy.
I'd love a cutting of those wild roses. I wish I'd gone to your brother's on that tour. I'd love to see the roses too!PJ


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Maybe one day we'll drive over to see his gardens. He has an acre full of plants and a pond with streams running through it.

Terry (TxGL) lives fairly close and she has a gorgeous yard too. I loved her area that was full of Oak Leaf Hydrangea. She made me want to plant some so I started a bed of them.

That's whats good about garden tours, you get ideas.

Oh yes and I'll take rose cuttings for you.


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I'm going to find a way to steal Terry's pond! Wouldn't it be nice to have a stream? *sigh* I'd do everything I could to attract Wood ducks.PJ


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PJ, the Terry with the pond lives down the street but TXGL lives near Waxahatchie.

Two Terrys is confusing.

I think my DD has some wood ducks. They're duck decoys. Will these do?


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Naw, I'd rather have real ducks! I know what I DON'T want! Tornadoes!!! OMG this is gonna take some getting used to. PJ


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PJ, just click your red shoes together and say...there's no place like home...there's no place like home!

Don't forget to look for Susan's sister. Your house may fall on her. lol


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Red shoes are too hard to match! I'll need your help. Does Susan like her sister or should I be worried? LOL!PJ


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I read on one of the threads that a house fell on Susan's sister.

BTW, Susan posted it.


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Yep, it was something about her temper being like a tornado! I remember it well! :^) PJ


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I want a Lime Zinger Elephant Ear and Jolana wants a Sunburst Passion Vine.

Anyone bringing any?

Anyone....Anyone


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Hey now, I was peeking to see who was getting what and here is my flying monkey, basket on my bike story getting flung about. Wish I could go to the swap instead of watching it from crystal globe in my castle. muhahahhahha

Tornadoes are more fun when the weatherman says "everyone in limestone county should prepare......" never know what he said 'cause electric went out! Prepare a celebration dinner cuz it missed you? prepare emergency kit cuz it's gonna hurt?

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Ok! I have a newbie question too! Ok it snows less than an inch. For most people in my little neighborhood the store is in walking distance. That store was jam packed with people getting ready for the "shut in" from the "snow storm" WAY ahead of time. The streets were totally empty that day. BTW, the snow melted the next day.
They have an actual storm with possible tornadoes,a torrential down pour and lots of flooded out areas. The makings of a real natural disaster...
Nobody even gives it a second thought unless their house actually floods. People were driving around like normal and saying stuff like,"Lots of rain were having..." I'm SO confused!!!PJ


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PJ, I guess we've had so many tornado threats here that we get used to it but ice is another thing. No one in Texas knows how to drive on ice.
We do know how to run and get in a closet with lots of pillows.

Every time my power goes off I do the dumbest things. Last time it went off I thought I'd see what time it is so I remembered my mantle clock that you wind up.

Look at that clock I thought....so I turned the light switch on to look at the time. lol


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Yeah I figured as much. The newbies(me,my kids and dogs...DH is always calm.... ) were panic striken and couldn't understand why no one was panicked with them!!! You must eat a lot of carrots Carolann! LOL! PJ


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Pictures of my tiny bog/pond which this year will be all bog is on gallery! This is why I was asking about bog plants I NEED WAY MORE!!! (Isn't that the truth about plants???) PJ


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I saw, there's no such thing as too many plants.


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Yep! Spoken like a true plant-o-holic!!! LOL!PJ


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I was really tired when I wrote that!

It should say "I say...

Today after work I run outside and started digging up all sorts of plants to make room for the hostas I bought.

I'm adding them to the Round Robin Game.


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You just reminded me I have Hostas!!! They're coming up but a bit crowded by other plants...plants that I can take to the swap! Brilliant I say, brilliant!LOL!PJ


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Why PJ, I think I see a light bulb over your head.

You are brilliant!!!


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