We have at least ten Tall bearded Iris Rhizomes up for bid!! Mekos will be the auctioneer I will choose the winner all seeds will go to the newbie box. Mit from here on Dg has donated the irises.
Spice Lord, Afternoon Delight , Diana Shore , Vibrant ,Hoosier Pride to name a few of the possible colors , names in the winners box...
I am looking for non traditional as well as everyday seed for the newbies collection box... Let the bids begin
All bids are welcome!!! Heck they are encouraged...everyone bid even the 212 letters I sent last night for the scramble...the iris growers thread should come over here..Gosh the Brug thread should come over here these are great Irises!!
Oh do we have a newbie here? In need of a newbie package? We have been sending seeds to newbies for long ,long days... If you are new in the last eight months or so and a paid subscriber send me a dmail Ill send you the directions...
Hey you guys, remember when someone thought their bid wasn't enough and IT was the one I chose??? Get those bids in here. You never know just what one is looking for. Just because there are a lot of seeds going up, don't mean she will pick it.
3 of my nice burgs came from Patricia & one is bloomig. I also got seeds from her & they are ALL up & doig great. I got my pollen from theraglady so I hope to have a new hybird soon. Cross my fingers & hope I can do it. It will be my 1st time. Cue have you ever done this?
ive never cross pollinated a brug... not quite ready for that yet. I am doing good just remembering which seeds i planted in which trays.. let alone trying to keep up and remember which brugs i crossed with one another..ROTFL
lol.. the bids (like patricias) will go into the newbie seed pot at Arejays.. doesnt mean one newbie will inherit the entire bid.. just means that those bids will contribute to newbie seed packs... in other words.. one newbie might get a couple things.. and another newbie another thing from the same bid.
I will strike a deal. If I can be the newbie, I will re-donate all of the seed except the bat plant seed...
Ok now tell me that in a way that this old brain of mine can understand...have you been bribed?
I do consider myself a newbie because I have only had a paid subscription for only a couple of months. BUT I am joking with you all because I really am bad at starting seed. I would have given it all back...minus the bat seed :)
Yes that is how it started for me to Seray. I got a newbie package from Lorraine then low and behold T&M and who would have thoguht a seed swap and a round robin or two would creat a shoebox full of seed. Huh I couldnt stop there...so on it goes...
I dotn have any bat flower seed.. the ones i was supposed to get from 'the seed junkie' ahem.. accidentally got mailed to my Angelic twin... the green and white.. Seray is sending be Black tho... as soon as she gets it in the mail
Black suits you better anyway, cue - lol. I'm hoping to get those babies to grow so well I can go into business selling bat flower seeds - ROTFL. After I share them with my friends first, that is . . .
Yes my friends and relativces know without hesitation I have lost my mind..there is no room for anything but plants or seed . I have been remodeling since Feb to get everything else out of this room...
I have bat flower in plant form- WHITE AND BLACK and have seed planted for green and brown. Gave away all the rest of my seeds though. So got to wait for babies to appear from my plants. I think the black bat may have a baby under her. Just waiting to see.
I am wanting to redo a large flower bed, so I could sure use those Iris's. Besides I love sharing my seeds. It is especially neat that they would go to Newbies. I remember when I first started growing from seed, I wanted to try ever kind of seed I came across. By late Spring both of our driveway's the entire side yard and back patio were covered with flats of seedlings. I had so many I was giving flats away to neighbors.
I'm sure arejay will appreciate it. You know there are so many newbies joining every day and she sends so many seeds out everyday, she sure can use anything anyone wants to share. Keep watching, there will be more to come of these auctions and just go ahead and bid and have fun. We really are just one big family here. Everyone has been so nice. Good luck to the winner. Those sure are a prize to behold.
Someone please post a pic. of Bat seed plant! Never heard of it and sounds like a friendly war going on here for Black bat seeds. Any bat seed plant will enlighten this "newbie" (don't know what most of the seeds listed are, so that makes me a newbie, wowooo, maybe the term is plant dummy) I too love any and all Iris and Day Lilies...
named or not.
edited to add: don't have Brug seeds, but will be glad to share Brug.cuttings!
Good morning Cue and Robin. Robin I'm jealous of your lilys one of my favorites I'm too cheap to buy for myself though I don't have a problem buying them for my sister LOL.
Thank you all for the birthday wishes and surprise gift from Cue. Started my day off wonderfully. Love ya.
Robin I can get you more vegetable seeds soon as I can meet up with one of my sisters one of her friends donated hers for me to give you. Not surprising since that friend was the one who got the teapot tablecloth I made. She loves me to death now LOL
Just found your thread while doing some research in starting some seeds in my basement.. will be back later today with my measly lil bid.. Just started sorting seeds out today after a co-worker rought me some from her garden I have been wanting.. Am I too late?
Will do I know a few Iris addicts.. lol I only have a few due to just moving home to ohio from Fl.. Couldnt grow them there but lucked into a few at a local garden club auction and ave been addng to them for next year..
And all the time I tought arejay was talking about Mittsy's iris collection. This Mitt is a new one on me. I want to see more. Great blooms.
Jerodsmom has got a 3 page list here. If she keeps adding I'm going to run out of paper. (she could take 1st, second and 3rd place all.) What a list.
Dont pay any attention to me everyone I am going to start organizing...
Pay a little attention dmail me if I miss something...
10 seeds for the purple hyacinth bean,
10 seed for the Jacaronda tree
10 seedfor Tabebuia Caraiba-Yellow trumpet tree
5 seed for ginka Biloba
5 Paw Paw seeds
Pack of Chatters Maroon Hollyhock-double seeds
1 pack of English Lavender seeds.
5 seed Pride of Barbados
5seed redflower false Yucca
5 seeds pink bower vine
5 seeds dwarf Poinciana
5 seeds Floss Silk tree- white
5 seedsrose Mallow-Lavatera trimestris mix
5 seedsTexas Mountain Laurel
5 seeds Pink Coral vine
5 seeds Cassia Didymobotra
10 seeds Red Cardinal Climber vine
5 Pride of Barbados
5 seed of redflower false Yucca
5 pink Bower vine seeds
Hey you guys, Hollyhocklady is the winner of tonights auction on the other thread. FOR the seeds I put up for bid. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! NOW in an hour, arejay59 has to pick a winner for the iris plants. Your job will be harder arejay. Are you going to do another auction after this one. You should.
That is like you to be so sweet, but we still want to see. I have 6 bags of seeds hanging here on my desk to ship out monday and one of them has your name on it. Not telling what is in it, but think you will like it. Got one for flower, one for Hollyhocklady, One for Blondie, and one for bsgardens, and one for Loca. Then got a biggie for arejay. Well I guess that makes 7 all together. Just been putting stuff in when I see something and already mailed several out this past weekend. So, lots of seeds going around this week.
Well we have some things popping up here some big surprises so I have to delay you all for just a few minutes!!! Talk amongst yourself and no one touch those bat seeds...it is really Lucy and she bites
Hey you guys, I'm giving arejay my seeds anyway so whoever gets the iris, congratulations. I know the seeds will be used for a good cause and thanks for all the bids this weekend. Any extra seeds I know arejay will appreciate them if you want to donate them anyway-like me. Good night.
Well, just as I sent that the rain just stopped all of a sudden. But as I was saying, The auction was for a great cause and every newbie loves the seeds they start out with and if you would like to donate any, they would be appreciated and needed. I've really enjoyed these auctions and meeting everyone and want to congratulate all the winners. Everyone is a winner when they get blooms in their garden and beautiful plants, so great gardening to all of you this summer and hope to see you all back later on the auction thread.
Mit the generous guy that he is...has given me directions to give to
perenniallyme 5 irises
pensacolagarden 5 irises
ilovejesus99 5 irises
dahtzu 5 irises
and the two first place winners are
Seray 10 irises
jerodsmom 10 irises
Everybody wins !!!!!!! This is great isnt it?
Please note Irises should be dug and planted in a month with and R in it...we will ship to the winners by the first part of the month of September
Is everyone happy?
CONGRATULATIONS!!!! ALL you winners. Thank you Mitt. That is very sweet of you. Newbies everywhere will be happy to receive their packages, made possible by people like you. I just LOVE it. Good night everyone, REALLY this time.
Thank you so much Mitt for donating all these beauties for the Newbie cause. Congrat's to everyone!!!!!! Can't wait to see all the pictures of your gardens.
However Arejay we did tell you that we planned to bury you in seed. Because we love you of course. I know there's more out there just sitting under the bed. LOL
So I propose we start a second Iris auction for newbie seeds. I will donate my 10 Irises to the highest bidder (Arejay chooses of course) and for the Northerners I will add 10 seeds of Giant Himalayan Lillies Cardiocrinum giganteum var. yunnanense and for the Southerners 8 Black Bat Flower Seeds. You know what they are. LOL
Let's don't be shy now. This Newbie seed pack from Arejay made my summer. Remember the more weeders the better. ROTFL
HAHA.. Im back. another exceptional episode of 'true Blood' the evening... WOOT!
Heyyyy, Ya'll quit blaming my poor Lucy for seed stealing.. she's a Carnivore...lol.. not and herbivore, tho seeds may come to disappear if said 'hunk o' flesh' just happens to be holding onto them at the moment of...erm... consumption. but not to worry... Lucy usually spits those right back out.. the seeds that is.
You're very welcome, Patricia. Thank you for helping to fill the "seed bank". Sherri is right we need to find more seeds. I noticed this morning that 14 new people signed up. And even though everyone exceeded expectations to help with Robin's quest to fill her seed bank for her giveaways, I'm sure she doesn't want to tell someone in December she can't give them any seeds because she is out of seeds.
Everyone of the bidders were unbelieveable. I can't say enough and thank you just doesn't seem to cover what everyone of you has done. Never in my wildest dream did I think it would turn into such a wild 24 hours of fun for everyone. Especially Robin. I offered some irises but she and her gang made it happen.
Patricia, you and the other bidders have stirred up some cobwebs in my head. I'm thinking why not make this a yearly function? I think it's bought alot of people together with some excitement and one thought in mind to help brings seeds to the newbies that join.
( I guess I better run past Robin first.) lol
Thank you to all the bidders. Congratulations to the winner. Thank you!!!
Yes, Yes, Yes!! I say lets do it!!! Mit is absolutely right..It is hard to find seeds in Maine in December...It all depends on people like you. You have no idea how many lives are touched by your donations...I get long thankful letters everyday...some tell me how their lives are changed just by an envelope of seeds...it is absolutely amazing the people I meet...the donating and the receiving ...it is all priceless... I thank each and everyone of you for participating.
Well I'm back from watching Mystery. Thanks Mit and arejay. I'm not proud. I'll take half price. I was meaning to donate some seeds to the cause anyway, so now I'm committed, which is a good thing for a procrastinator to be. Arejay, will you dmail your address, and I'll get them out in the next few days. Do you need printed instructions to go with the seeds and bulbils?
If anyone has ideas of seeds you'd like to see go up for our next auction #5 let me know. I do keep some of the winning seed bids,(have to have some to put up to get more in), but am also filling a baggie for arejay's newbie packs. As a baggie fills,I will send it on. I have one ready now for her, sending out tomorrow. Next auction will be 8/23/09 at 8:00pm. We will start a new thread for it-Auction #5 that night, with new seed up for auction named at that time. So if there is any particular seed you would like to see up there, let me know.
You are so sweet Seray for donating the iris for another auction. The seed bids are really important to the newbies, and I know you will surely be blessed for the donation.
The seed envelopes and live plants will go out in the morning. Keep your eyes open for them.
mekos.. what about a 'fall garden' auction.. maybe get together some seeds that all need to be planted int he fall? Or maybe a 'Spring Bulb' garden.. ir 'Winter Flower'? or some sort of themed variety... just an idea
and BTW... I got the 'Halloween Auction' covered... he he he
.WOW, I cannot believe the generosity of that special Iris giver. This is awesome and from the bottom of my heart, I thank you. My seeds will be mailed out just as soon as I find where to send them.
Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Name some names Cue, I don't know what gets planted in the fall in your area, that is why I'm asking for ideas. Different zones and different likes for them. Name names of flowers you'd like to see. I'm only in zone 7 and we don't do much in the fall unless it's started in the greenhouse for spring.
Good Morning LMPK I am glad you like the prize for second place there were lots of you with great bids and we wanted everyone to be happy . Which gives me am opening to talk about second prizes...
Please as you all visit and share and place bids...know that we want you all to be happy with your winnings...we get carried away and want everyone to win and go scrambling to find second , third and fourth runner up prizes sometime we are more excited then the winners...
Do dmail me LMPK with your Shipping address...
Thank You all oh here is the next Auction http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1028009/\ One more thing we are all new to this process all ideas are welcome , Please feel free to dmail me with any imput...