Please bid in the form of PLANTS and SEED you are willing to trade ONLY.
Bidding will end at 8:00 p.m. Sunday, September 13.
Each night of the auction, MechelleT will add seeds to the auction.
For each bid, there will be a Surprise Item added.
For each edited bid, (member increasing his/her bid) seeds will be added.
Surprise gifts may include seed packets, candy, gardening gloves, garden tools, etc..
The winning bidder will be notified immediately following the auction's end via d-mail with instruction on where to mail the seeds. The winner will also be posted here on the thread.
25 clear plastic baggies to collect seeds in.
5 pages of stickers to put names of seeds on baggie.
1 baggie full of mixed Hollyhock seeds-(from my garden) open pollinated.
10 Jacaranda tree seeds- purple
10 seeds of Dutchman's pipe- aristolchia elegans
That is my bid and I'm sticking to it.
I'll add to my bid:
20 seeds ofAngel Trumpet- double blackcurrant swirl-datura- purchased seeds, new.
Business size envelope full of seed pods for Pink Mimosa- Silk tree.
Sweeeeeet Mekos! You gotta tell me where you get those little baggies btw.
I am going to post this in several other forums so hopefully we will have some fun with it. As much as we want to win, remember that the winning bidder's items go to our Newbie collection to pass out to new members of Dave's Garden. So let your friends, family, other DG members, neighbors or anyone else you think would benefit from what there is to offer at DG know about our weekly auctions. Good luck and Happy Bidding & Gardening..
Thank you to our wonderful coordinators Cue_chik and Mekos.. Don't know what us newbies would do without you!
Today's seed addition will be "Hardy Hibiscus" and for one bid placed by Mekos, I will add a surprise item of... GARDENING GLOVES!! Woohoo! This could get interesting! Wonder what tomorrows seed will be.. How many surprises will I add? Better bid right now and find out! Let's go DG'ers, get those seeds, bulbs, and cuttings together!
Here they are, the ones with soil are mine, the new package is the Surprise Item! I guess they call them waterproof because they come with the tray underneath to catch water. Ptilda, I have some good surprise items for the next bids! I love surprises ;)
Ok, well I know I have:
Pink Spiderwort NOID (5 "pips")
Goatsbeard seeds (50+)
Pink Yarrow seeds (25+)
Northern Wheatgrass seeds (50+)
I'll see what I can add to it later...
Package of Joe Pye seeds (50+)
5 assorted tulip bulbs
Burpee seed packs from 2006 (not sure if they are good, but...my aunt was cleaning out her stash & gave them to me)
Baby's Breath - Covent Garden White
Coreopsis - Early Sunrise (Perennial)
Coreopsis - Tetra-Giants (Perennial)
Shasta Daisy - Silver Princess (Perennial)
Zinia - Giant Flowered Mix
Cosmos - Sensation Mix
Morning Glory - Scarlett O'Hara
Morning Glory - Blue Star
Alyssum - Royal Carpet
Convolvulus - Blue Enchantment
Marigold - Disco Mix
Marigold - Sweet 'n Yellow
Four O'Clocks - Limelight
Great Bid Ptilda! Let's add a nice pinch of Purple Coneflower seeds to the kitty!
Surprise Item for ptilda's bid: A SHEET OF PERSONALIZED LABELS for your seed packets with your name, DG user name, and a space to write seed type!! Way to go, let's get more bids!
Ok, two additional bids from Mekos, means 2 more seed additions..
ILJ, what items did you add? If you could type ADDED and then go below that, it will help me keep track.. Not trying to be too picky, I love ya, but my brain is in crazy mode this week!
For now, I will add:
1 unopened package of new "Morning Glory: Choice Mixed Colors" by American Seed
1 unopened package of new "Aster" Crego Mixed Colors" by American Seed
No NEW bids today, so NO SURPRISES YET.. We still have more cool prizes just sitting right here waiting for someone to feel sorry them and BID BID BID, lol (hint hint hint hint)
I did put adding but goofy me did not leave a space between. I will go fix that now. Sorry I did not make it more visible... :o) I love you too. As far as Brains mine goes to mush sometimes and I can't get it to work at all. :o)
Wow, you guys are so awesome! I have some really good surprises and seeds to add, but will do it in the morning. I shopped this afternoon and then came home and worked in the yard until dark and to be honest, have been feeling sick since I came in and showered. I think I drank too much water.. I will be back here bright eyed and bushy tailed in the morning you can believe it! xoxo Mechelle
Ptilda and skellogg, you don't know what Mechelle will pick, I wouldn't back out or jump out too soon. Everyone thought their bid was too small on one of my auctions too but that was the one seed they had that I really wanted. i picked it and she was amazed. There was some good bids and anyother time probably would have chose them, but a friend was wanting those seeds real bad, so I got them just for her. Bid what you have and can, you never know.
Yes, and she already has lots of daylilies too. So she may want something totally different this time. How do you know those daylilies are different from what she has? They could be the same or colors she doesn't care for. You just never know. Good luck everyone.( And she just might go and pick them.) Again, you never know.
GM, you guys are soooo funny! Wipe your spit, and put your kitty cat claws away, and get ready for this next surprise. We are nearing the end and it's time for me to bring out the big guns, lol! I will be adding a surprise here in just a bit for Seray's bid- which I must say is totally awesome btw! Do we get to rob the auction bids before we send them on to you, Mekos? lol
And I also owe the kitty a nice seed addition for all those bid increases.. Back in a bit.. Thanks for making my morning you guys. I'm having fun with this ;-)
Sure. But you keep what you want and send the rest to Arejay, not me. However I'll be glad to take it off your hands if you want to send it to me. NO PROBLEM. When others do the auction, the bid that winns is sent to the person doing the auction, they keep what they wanted out of it and send some to Arejay for newbies. I personally send only seeds on to the newbie packs because live plants might not make it several days to get here, then on to arejay, then on to a newbie. Seeds will. So, Mechelle, this is your auction, you decide what you keep and what goes to newbie packs.( just want some to go to help others) I keep an envelope here and as it fills, I mail it off, then start another. This way, I keep seeds for my own use and some I don't need I put in the envelope and some I give freely to others. This way seeds get spread. The live plants I plant and when they make seeds, there will be more to send on to newbies, and I get to enjoy them as well.
BUT you don't have to send them ALL to the newbie cause. They are yours.
My glass is half full and my toilet paper roll hangs from the top, lmao- don't know about you guys! Don't wanna post a bunch of chat in here, but I will be back on adding surprises and seeds.. You're gonna love it I promise! Muuahhh!
Hello There my lovely gardening friends!! Guess what time it is?? Time to get caught up on daily seeds, bid increases and surprises!! First, here's a picture of the 2 pairs of gloves that were previously given to the kitty:
I love the leather ones.. they help with the heavy duty garden chores...
One Package of "Aster Crego Mixed Colors" by American Seed
One Package of "Morning Glory: Clarke's Heavenly Blue" by American Seed
We sure did have a lot of bid increases! You guys are awesome! Since you kicked it up a notch, I am going to add ...
A BOX OF WILDFLOWER MIX... According to the box it has 18 Seed Varieties and Covers 100ft! There's everything from Blue Flax, Four O'Clock, Dwarf Cornflower, Sweet William Pinks... it goes on with more greats!
Here's a pic
Hey Mechelle, Those are really great seeds. You are spoiling us all with all this. No one will want the regular auctions again. They will be waiting for the new extras, to go in. You go girl. This really is nice.
It's goin good.. half of us are sitting in the LR playing guitars and singing and the other half are outside at a campfire by the pond. I decorated the dock with Tiki torches. First time I ever bought them, they're really cool.. Had a bbq, life is good today ;-) and thank you..
Yeah I love my Michael... although I wanted to murder him today because he dumped the yucky horsee doodoo straw all over my dayliles that I just planted this morninggggggg... ok, breathe, breathe... It's all better, I fixed it >:-) Good thing my DH noticed it and told me.. they'd been dead by tomorrow.. lol.. I don't want my kids to grow up.. I really don't! Funny when they were little we used to say 'boy I'll be glad when they're older"- I so take that back.. I miss when they were little. I know we probably shouldn't be talking about this here, but yesterday all 3 of my kids (18,16, 14) climbed into my Mustang and went driving off to go to the mall. That was the first time they have ever gone somewhere together without us. I started to kinda cry and they all got out of the car and hugged me.. it was sad but good at the same time.. can't keep them in a bubble forever. Nite all ;-)
We ALL win. It's fun to watch all the new gaedens grow. I may not have won the auction but we are all winners, we're all here on this garden site, having fun and sharing what we have. That is all win win.
Oh my gosh ! I wasn't expecting to win anything. I plan to share my newly acquired plant wealth with a family that had moved into their new home just as the housing market hit the skids here in Calif. Then his work slowed down to nothing, I know this because he works for my husband who has been terribly slow this year. I know how discouraging it can be to move into a new home and then have to look at dirt out your back window every time you look out, so I have been dividing all my perennials to share with them, the daylily's and some of the iris's from this win will go to them too.
Congratulations to both of you!! It will be so much fun seeing all the new stuff in everyone's yards next year! Patricia, if you need any seeds of things for your new neighbors let us know. If I have anything they want, would love to share!
That is sooooo nice and you will be so greatly blessed for helping them with their gardens. Bless you.
This has been the greatest auction and so looking forward to the vegie auction next week. Everyone get heirloom vegie seeds ready, grab a drink and sit back for a winner on it. Bring on the vegies!!!! Get a start now for the spring gardens to plant. Next week keep watching.
So much fun lined up for it. Great ideas, Mechelle.
If you want paper bags to put seeds in you can go to the home page here and click extras and keep going there and they have beautiful little bags on a printer you can print them out several to a page and just glue or tape them together. I love them, they are free to print out. Lots of designs even some for the holidays.
When I opened the package with all the goodies I actually cried. I have no family and my son is always broke. So it has been yrs since I received any kind of surprise.It was totally GREAT!!! I love it all.
GOD bless you sweet friend. Now you have all kind of stuff to grow. You will have to show us pictures when you get blooms and growth this spring /summer. I just love to see so many happy new gardeners and older ones getting new starts. It does my heart good.
You have a big family here and we're happy for you.
Don't cry ILJ! You'll make us all cry and you'll be so overwhelmed with seeds and plants you'll do what Mekos and I do every now and then &*&%##^* just trying to keep up with them all. LOL Expect more!
You all are something. I love you all too. Today has been a bad day just can't stop crying. My little dog was attacked by my neighbors big dog Thurs. It is like my feelings a raw today. Not just on my sleeve.
He is doing better but he is my best bud and I want to ask them to pay as their dog came into my yard. Ofcourse it is not just that but not while I am crying. Somedays are just worse than others. Haven't had one like this in a while.