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wanted: 10th annual wny plant swap - wants/haves

Posted by garden_frog Z6 Western NY (My Page) on
Mon, Apr 15, 13 at 10:35

Invites for the 10th Annual WNY plant swap (can you believe it's been 10 years???) will be going out today. I'll be sending them to those that have attended or expressed interest in the past. If you are interested but did not receive an invite, please email me so I can include you. Anyone is welcome!

For those that are attending...what are you bringing and what are you hoping to go home with?

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RE: wanted: 10th annual wny plant swap - wants/haves

After a challenging six months, thoughts of the plant swap brings joy to my heart.

As usual, my crazy wish list:
Ajuga Black Scallop
Akebia quinata Alba
Akebia quinata Chocolate
Albrizia julirissin Summer Chocolate
Any dark leaved Alocasia or Colocasia
Alternathera Red Threads
Anemone 'Honorine Jobert'
Asclepias White Ballet (plant or seed)
Asiatic Lily Latvia and or Trebbiano
Astilboides tabularis
Bergenia Bressingham White
Brunnera Hadspen Cream
Brunnera Jack Frost
Brunnera Looking Glass
Brunnera macrophylla Mr Morse
Calla Black Pearl
Cercis canandiensis Hearts of Gold
Clethra alnifolia Vanilla Spice
Cotinus coggygria var purpurea Purple Smokebush
Daphne x bburkwoodi Briggs Moonlight
Dahlia Black Wizard
Delpninium elatum Chocolate
Dogtooth Violets Any
Cranesbill Geranium Expresso
Cranesbill Geranium Springtime
Euphorbia - any
Helleborus, any but especially the very dark/black flowered ones, or the green flowered ones
Hemerocallis Moonlit Masquerade
Hemerocallis Night Embers
Hens and Chicks any dark red, brown,etc
Hibiscus Heartthrob
Hosta Venus
Iris Dwark Crested Iris Tennessee White
Iris Samurai Warrior
Iris Any White Japanese Iris
Leucanthemum Ice Star
Leucanthemum Goldrausch
Mazus reptans Albus
Miscanthus sinensis Gold Bar
Panicum virgatum Shenandoah
Panicum virgatum 'North Wind'
Phormium "Platts Black"
Ninebark Physocarpus Opulifolius Diabolo
Peony Bartzella yellow hybrid
Peony lactiflora Green Lotus
Peony Singing in the rain
Any dark red peony
Tree Peony Any
Peony sffruticosa Taiyo (dark tree peony)
Petastes Variegatus
Primrose - any
Rheum palmatum v. atrosanguineum (atropurpureum) , ornamental rhubarb
Rheum palmatum v. tanguticum, ornamental rhubarb
Rodgersia pinnata Chocolate Wing
Rose MMe Legras de St. Germain
Rose Long John Silver
Sempervivum Jade Rose
Spiraea Ogon
Trifolium repens Atropurpureum
Veronica gentianoides Ramosa
Veronica Dwarf Ulster Blue or any dwarf Veronica
Weigela florida Elvera Midnight Wine
Weigela My Monet


RE: wanted: 10th annual wny plant swap - wants/haves

i have a good albeit small selection of deep
shade plant:
squirrel corn
white trillium & purple
jack in the pulpit
golden celedaine poppy
evergreen ginger
indian pinks
woodland shooting star, whitish?
golden seal
wild strawberries
(sun) ground cheery
(sun) giant cardoon

looking for???

different kinds of moss
wild columbine
non yellow trout lily
non blue jacob's ladder
spotted lungwort, not mrs moon
deer-resistant stuff
books, fiction, irish stuff, plant id
peony not pink
primrose any
bay laurel
lewisa any

This post was edited by nixon on Mon, Apr 15, 13 at 21:39

RE: wanted: 10th annual wny plant swap - wants/haves

butterfly weed (not Joe Pye, the orange one)
Coreopsis (any kind)
Echinacea (even plain purple)
Blanket Flower
Major Wheeler Honeysuckle
Bee Balm
Salvia New Dimension
Any Speedwell/Veronica
Splish Splash Cranesbill (or any cranesbill)
Red Yarrow
Black Eye Susans
Carnations, any color

Hostas too, I just decided I have another place for another bed,lol

Red blooming Japanese Quince (ALWAYS have these)-These are a big time suckering spreader, plant with care!!
Probably more Rose Of Sharon seedlings, colors unknown
Possibly Ispahan Damask Roses-I have just transplanted two suckers to see how well they do. If it works, I will have some to bring. I should mention that I am only 95% sure these are Ispahan. They were here when we bought the house and I'm sure whomever planted them is long past, they have gone wild in a small stand below some rose of sharon-they match very well to everything I've read of/seen of Ispahan.
Rooted Butterfly Bush cuttings-light purple (type unknown), Purple Emperor (English Butterfly series), Blue Chip, Red Velvet, and Dark Knight
Wild White Violets
Some other random who knows whats,might try rooting some Hydrangea cuttings-it's nothing special, but it's an oldie I'm sure-same for my weigela

****this is a long shot, but we are also looking for anyone that know how to graft and has root stock for an apple tree. We have a lovely OLD apple (it's huge for an apple tree) which is in wonderful health. HOWEVER, it is in the unfortunate position of being planted near our cliff, which erodes every year. It's probably only 10' from the edge. We'd love to "save" it via grafting a few trees. It is likely an heirloom variety, I've found reference to this area being a recreational "park" with an orchard in the 1920's. I have no idea where to start with grafting it, or finding rootstock. I will probably plant some seeds as well, but I know they don't come true. It's a pretty good apple, smaller red and also pretty good for baking but a little on the bland side in pies.

This post was edited by eclecticcottage on Wed, May 22, 13 at 19:55

RE: wanted: 10th annual wny plant swap - wants/haves

My big ole apple tree that needs saving via grafting (there's no transplanting this big boy)

RE: wanted: 10th annual wny plant swap - wants/haves

Cathy (nixon), I think I have a apricot Jacob's ladder but I'm not sure if it's divisible right now. I'll know better once things get a little further along and if it is, I'll set a bit aside for you.

Eclecticcottage, I've got lupine like crazy! And bee balm, black eyed susans, and cranesbill ( a couple varieties), coreopsis, and possibly some blanketflower. I'll have some of each set aside for you.

Everyone else, get your wants/needs up! :)

RE: wanted: 10th annual wny plant swap - wants/haves

thanks Tara!

I apparently also have some wild purple violets I can bring. Amazing how stuff keeps just appearing here (found a single snowdrop this spring too, under the quince!).

*knock on wood* the roses I transplanted seem to still be doing well, so it's looking more like I will have some to bring! I'm going to probably move a third one in the next few days to a different place to see how it does, and pot up a few then too since it's probably better to transplant them now before they leaf out (plus now I can actually see the canes and get to the roots, once they fully leaf out it's hard to trace back to the base with those thorns). They smell so heavely when in bloom, I want some closer to the house (the stand of them is down by the lake, some 300' from the house).

RE: wanted: 10th annual wny plant swap - wants/haves

Does anyone have any verbascum? I lost all mine and man, the price of plants these days is exorbitant! I am so thankful for the plant swap!

I had southern charm and LOVED it, but really any verbascum would be good.

RE: wanted: 10th annual wny plant swap - wants/haves

I don't have much in my garden to bring - so i'm sorry in advance!

Nixon - I think you and I both have a lot of shade. At my last house i had dense shade and tried to bring some to this house but my trillium all died. I would be thrilled if you had some to share!

I do have a small amount of some pink toad lily if you would like some.


RE: wanted: 10th annual wny plant swap - wants/haves

hi karen happy to bring tril and i would love a pink toad

RE: wanted: 10th annual wny plant swap - wants/haves

Hi all!

I'd be interested in:
squirrel corn
golden celedine poppy
indian pinks

I have:
- dora bielfeld,
- rubra "Bowles Red"
- majeste
peony red - Karl Rosenfeld


I have coreopsis and "Peter's Fuschia" bee balm.

I'm interested in your quince. thanks!


I will try to pot up
Iris Samurai Warrior
red peony - Karl Rosenfeld
Sempervivum Jade Rose
Veronica gentianoides

Looking forward to seeing everyone!

RE: wanted: 10th annual wny plant swap - wants/haves

I am interested in:
unusual sedums ( I have lots of the standard ones)
named sempervivums (hens and chicks)
anything unusual or different


RE: wanted: 10th annual wny plant swap - wants/haves


Do you want euphorbia myrsinites - donkey tail? I love it, but the sap can be caustic for some people.

RE: wanted: 10th annual wny plant swap - wants/haves

Yes Brenda I would love some of the euphorbia.

Thanks for the other stuff too :)

RE: wanted: 10th annual wny plant swap - wants/haves

Edit: nevermind :)

This post was edited by eclecticcottage on Fri, May 31, 13 at 13:23

RE: wanted: 10th annual wny plant swap - wants/haves

Hi, finally able to login.So far I've potted up:

a few baby Amsonia
bergenia(see photo)
A volunteer small Mahonia (Oregon Grape)
Coreopsis Heaven's Gate
Epimedium 'Niveum' white
'cantabrigiense' coral
Euphorbia a red leaf and also a fir leaf
pearly everlasting
bee balm 'Marshall's Delight'
Trachystemon orientalis
some red ish brown hen's and chicks
Heuchera 'key lime pie'
sweet woodruff
Japanese Barbery (golden?)
Still to dig:
Cranesbill 'Karmina'
Japanese Painted fern
Caropteris 'Dark Knight'Garden
Garden phlox 'Bright Eyes'

RE: wanted: 10th annual wny plant swap - wants/haves

Gottagarden, I'll make sure I have a few potted up for you!

I am not doing any of the rooted cuttings, this weather made everything come out so late that things weren't ready in time.

I'll poke around below the rose of sharon tonight for seedlings.

I can't wait. I almost took monday off of work to plant, lol!

Lilylouise, I'd love some of the coreopsis and bee balm!

This post was edited by eclecticcottage on Fri, May 31, 13 at 13:38

RE: wanted: 10th annual wny plant swap - wants/haves

Rosalinda - I've got two donkey tail spurges set aside for you too. I promised them to you last fall after my ER visit.

I'm still out digging now - will try to pull what I can but its been a weird year. Lost a lot of plants and fewer volunteers than usual.

See you all tomorrow.

RE: wanted: 10th annual wny plant swap - wants/haves

so sorry i couldn't make it. the 8:00am nurse did not show i had to work over. if anyone wants anything just send me your address. i will be happy to send it out. thanks cathleen nixon

RE: wanted: 10th annual wny plant swap - wants/haves

About the tuberose "Pearl"...Are the starts you offered one or two years old? I don't want to give up on them too soon?
Thanks Lily

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