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ZZTOPSOIL
Willamette Valley-OS, OR
(Zone 8a)

May 11, 2010
2:10 PM

Post #7784362

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THIS SECRET HOSTA SWAP IS CLOSED.
ALL BOXES HAVE BEEN RECEIVED AT THIS TIME.
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It's Spring...I'm Late...and The Freezing Temperatures are Subsiding and...It is that Time of Year...Time for Another Fun and Exciting...
Spring 'Secret Hosta Swap'!

The 2010 Spring 'Secret Hosta Swap' is Open to...
All Dave's Garden Subscribing Members Residing with an Address in the United States or Canada.
Canadian Subscribing Members are Welcome as Well.

(Just as Long as...
I Get at Least Two(2) Canadian Subscribing Members to Sign-Up for Match-Ups)

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2010 Spring 'Secret Hosta Swap' Rules
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If You Wish to Participate in the 2010 Spring 'Secret Hosta Swap'...
You Need to Sign-Up by Friday, June 4th, 2010 at 11:59 PM.
(Just Before the Stroke of Midnight)
To Participate You Also Must D-Mail Me All Your Information Before the Closing Date/Time.

I Will be D-Mailing the Name of Your 'Secret Hosta Swap' Participants Name that You Will be Sending Your Hosta(s) to...Saturday, June 5th, 2010.

This 'Secret Hosta Swap' is for Sending...
...at Least One(1) Named Hosta Plant.
(You are Allowed to Send More if you Choose but...You Must Send at Least One(1) Healthy, Disease Free, Named Variety of Hosta, with at Least One(1) Eye and Sufficient Roots for Planting).

There has been Much Discussion Here and Other Forum Sites on HVX and Foliar Nematodes. If You are Suspicious of Any Hostas You Have...Please Do Not Share those in Question with Your Fellow Hosta Friends. Please Only Send a Hosta(s) that You Would be Happy to Receive and Plant in Your Garden.

All 'Secret Hosta Swap' Packages Must be Mailed/Sent out by Monday, June 14, 2010.
If there is Any Problems Getting Your Package Shipped Out on Time...
Please D-Mail Me so I can Contact Your Secret Hosta Swap Mail Recipient/Partner.
This 'Secret Hosta Swap' is Set-Up so that No One Knows Who is Mailing to Who. No One Will be Receiving a Package From the Person They are Sending to.

All Secret Hosta Swap Packages Must be Mailed by USPS Priority Mail, FedEx, or UPS with a Delivery Confirmation(DC) or Tracking Number.
Once You Have Mailed Your Package...Please D-Mail Me with Your DC or Tracking Number.
This Will be Used to Track the Package if there is Any Problems with the Delivery.

Please Remember to Send Me that D-Mail with Your Information for Mailing...So You May Participate in this Spring 'Secret Hosta Swap'.
Make Your D-Mail Subject Line...'Secret Hosta Swap' and Include the Following Information:

Your Full Name (First and Last).
Your Full Mailing Address (Including Zip Code)
Your Dave's Garden 'Screen Name/User's Name'.
Your Personal E-Mail Address.


I Will D-Mail You with a 'Confirmation D-Mail' that You are a Participant of the 2010 Spring 'Secret Hosta Swap'.
I Will also be Posting Below the Participant's 'Screen Names' as They Sign-Up. If Your Name Does Not Show Up on the List Below...Please D-Mail Me to Get this Corrected.

A Very Important Sideline Note...
Hosta Secret Swaps are Always a lot of Fun and We Can Avoid Disappointment by Making Sure that those who Sign-Up for this Secret Hosta Swap are Committed to Following through and Mailing out their Packages on Time. Please...
Do Not Sign-Up if You Can Not Complete Your Obligation.

NOW...Everyone...If You Wish...
Post or Link Your List of Hosta(s) that You Have Currently in Your Garden Below When You Post to Participate. 'Wish Lists' May be Added to Your Post Below Also.
(This Does Not Mean that Your Trader Has to Send You a Hosta(s) from Your 'Wish List'. It is Just a Guideline so People Will Know what Hosta(s) You Have Currently in Your Garden and what Hosta(s) You May be Looking for.
Any Hosta(s) that are Sent...are Totally Up to the Individual Who is Sending.
This 'Hosta Secret Swap' is as All 'Secret Swaps' are...For Fun!

So Let's All Have a Good Time!
If You Have Any Questions or Concerns...Just D-Mail Me.

Lelan.

Following are Links from the HostaLibrary.org.:
(A Wonderful Source and a Wealth of Information)

Simple Instructions for Dividing Hosta.
http://hostalibrary.org/misc/div/

Simple Instructions for Shipping Hosta:
http://hostalibrary.org/misc/ship/index.html

Hosta Virus X - (HVX )
http://www.hostalibrary.org/firstlook/HVX.htm

Another Very Good Source with Visuals for:
Digging-Dividing and Shipping Hosta.
http://www.pbase.com/weed30/dividing_and_shipping_hostas




Twenty-Four(24) - Participants at this Time.
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2010 Spring 'Secret Hosta Swap' Participant List
SENT and RECEIVED.

(Here is a Chart of What the Standings Currently are.)
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'50glee' - NC - Hosta Box Sent- 6/16
6/18~Hosta Box Received from (Ed)bentleygardens in GA.


'beaux' - PA - Hosta Box Sent- 6/14
6/18~Hosta Box Received from (roni(Elizabethtown) in MD.


'bentleygardens' - GA - Hosta Box Sent- 6/14
6/09~Hosta Box Received from Bonnie(n2birds) in TN.


'bisa80' - PA - Hosta Box Sent- 6/14
6/18~Hosta Box Received from Priscilla(ptilda) in MN.


'catbirdsue' - WV - Hosta Box Sent- 6/15
6/15~Hosta Box Received from Shawna(Eleven) in MI.


'dragonfly62' - IL - Hosta Box Sent- 6/11
6/18~Hosta Box Received from Beverly(50glee) in NC.


'Eleven' - MI - Hosta Box Sent- 6/11
6/16~Hosta Box Received from Joyce(happgarden) in MO.


'Elfs_Garden' - AL - Hosta Box Sent- 6/23
6/26~Hosta Box Received from Lelan(ZZTOPSOIL) in OR.


'Elizabethtown' - MD - Hosta Box Sent- 6/17
6/21~Hosta Box Received from Fran(frans530) in .


'franknjim' - IL - Hosta Box Sent- 6/09
6/17~Hosta Box Received from Cathy(maozamom) in OH


'frans530' - IL - Hosta Box Sent- 6/17
6/19~Hosta Box Received from Cathy(catbirdsue) in WV.


'gardenlady123' - MI - Hosta Box Sent- 6/12
6/25~Hosta Box Received from Kris(Elfs_Garden) in AL


'happgarden' - MO - Hosta Box Sent- 6/14
6/14~Hosta Box Received from Beverly(dragonfly62) in IL.


'irisluver0252' - IN - Hosta Box Sent- 6/24
6/12~Hosta Box Received from Mittsy(mittsy) in NY.


'joycet' - OH - Hosta Box Sent- 6/09
6/14~Hosta Box Received from Brenda(plantnutz) in GA.


'kd303' - CO - Hosta Box Sent- 6/12
6/26~Hosta Box Received from Bonnie(irisluver0252) in IN.


'maidoshade' - MN - Hosta Box Sent- 6/12
6/12~Hosta Box Received from Frank(franknjim) in IL.


'maozamom' - OH - Hosta Box Sent- 6/15
6/12~Hosta Box Received from Cindy(weeding) in GA.


'mittsy' - NY - Hosta Box Sent- 6/11
6/14~Hosta Box Received from Kim(kd303) in CO.


'n2birds' - TN - Hosta Box Sent- 6/07
6/14~Hosta Box Received from Cheryl(maidoshade) in MN.


'plantnutz' - GA - Hosta Box Sent- 6/12
6/11~Hosta Box Received from Joyce(joycet) in OH .


'ptilda' - MN- Hosta Box Sent- 6/14
6/16~Hosta Box(1) Received from Betsy(beaux) in PA.


'weeding' - GA - Hosta Box Sent- 6/10
6/17~Hosta Box Received from Lisa(bisa80) in PA.


'ZZTOPSOIL' - OR- Hosta Box Sent- 6/09
6/14~Hosta Box Received from Ronna(gardenlady123) in MI.



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franknjim
Peoria, IL
(Zone 5a)

May 11, 2010
3:53 PM

Post #7784651

I'm in. I put my lists here. http://www.illinimastini.com/hostalists.html

My lists are all straightened out.

This message was edited May 19, 2010 11:57 AM

joycet

joycet
Franklin, OH
(Zone 6a)

May 12, 2010
4:09 AM

Post #7785717

Me, me, me!!!

Lelan...why don't you put a link on the 2009 thread so the people watching there will know 2010 is a go!
irisluvr0252
Lafayette, IN
(Zone 5a)

May 12, 2010
9:53 AM

Post #7786654

I'm in...I will add my lists later.

Would like any of the miniature hostas but happy with whatever I receive!


I have these hostas:

Stained Glass
Fried Bananas
Sea Octopus
Sum and Substance
Summer Sun
Honey Bells
Patriot
Francee
Frances Williams
Great Expectations
Striptease
Fire & Ice
June
Red October
Hoosier Harmony
Allegan Fog
large blue leaf, small blue leaf, small green/white,

Plus several that have lost name tags! As I remember the names, I will edit my list.


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dragonfly62

dragonfly62
Nilwood, IL
(Zone 5b)

May 12, 2010
11:51 AM

Post #7786941

I would love to do this. I have so many that need dividing. Will post my list later. Thanks BEV

Eleven

Eleven
Royal Oak, MI
(Zone 6a)

May 12, 2010
12:01 PM

Post #7786965

Please count me in this year! I'm so excited to participate in my first hosta swap!

ETA, these hostas are currently in my garden:
Alex Summers
Allegan Fog
Americana
Antioch (trade ready)
August Moon
montana Aureomarginata
Big Daddy
Blue Angel
Blue Cadet
Fire Island
fortunei Aureomarginata (trade ready)
Fragrant Blue
Fragrant Bouquet
Fragrant Dream
Francee (trade ready)
Frances Williams (trade ready)
Gold Standard (trade ready)
Golden Tiara (trade ready)
Grand Canyon
Guacamole (trade ready)
Halcyon
Hyacinthina (trade ready)
Iniswood (trade ready)
Journey's End
June
Krossa Regal
Lakeside Shoremaster
Maraschino Cherry (trade ready)
Morning Light
Mountain Snow
Night Before Christmas (trade ready)
Paradigm
Patriot (trade ready)
Paul's Glory
Pilgrim (trade ready)
Pineapple Upsidedown Cake (trade ready)
Queen of the Seas
Rainforest Sunrise
Regal Splendor
Royal Standard (trade ready)
Sagae
Striptease
Sum & Substance (trade ready)
Summer Breeze
Undulata Albomarginata (trade ready)
Undulata Erromena (trade ready)
Undulata Univitatta (trade ready)
Wide Brim

I would absolutely love any hosta but covet Liberty, Enterprise, and any small hosta on my Davesgarden want list. Oh yeah, I'm also really loving yellows this year.

I also keep my journal on Davesgarden up to date:
http://davesgarden.com/community/journals/vbc/Eleven/87341/

ETA again because I just ordered these *blush* new hosta after saying I wasn't buying any this year:

Captain Kirk (yay! I ordered it last year but they ran out)
Hanky Panky
Lacey Belle
Pineapple Poll
Queen Josephine
Whirlwind

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Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

May 12, 2010
3:48 PM

Post #7787654

Always fun, but I need to take a season off! see you next year!
ptilda
Spooner, WI

May 12, 2010
5:16 PM

Post #7787890

I'll post my list later tonight. Happy to be a part of this swap!

gardenlady123

gardenlady123
Plainwell, MI
(Zone 5b)

May 13, 2010
4:02 AM

Post #7788895

In! I feel bad I do not have many of the "up to date" hostas in my garden. I can only send what I have we are money strapped and hope who ever I send to like my choices. I will be happy to get anything, have always enjoyed the hostas I recieved from this swap! Beautiful and heathy. Thanks ZZ! Have a great day everyone... Ronna
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

May 13, 2010
4:11 AM

Post #7788905

This was so much fun last year and i got such a nice assortment. Just love that I received Quilting Bee, and that it made it through our horrible New York winter. Please count me in. My lovely assortment from last year's swap
Mittsy.

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joycet

joycet
Franklin, OH
(Zone 6a)

May 13, 2010
6:24 AM

Post #7789184

Wow! What a nice variety...I want them all!
ptilda
Spooner, WI

May 13, 2010
12:04 PM

Post #7790197

Mittsy, that photo had me drooling! I got Quilting Bee in a trade last year, and it was immediately a favorite.

I was reading the thread about giants, and I'm thinking I have about 2 more years before the front garden needs to be completely re-arranged, or it will be one mass of hostas! Not that it would be a bad thing! But that gives me a bit longer to test anti-deer methods. I'm considering planting mints & thyme right under the giants. Since they come up before my hostas, maybe their presence would keep the deer away from the tender shoots. And since they would be in their own little spot under the oaks, I don't really need to worry about the herbs taking over (blacktop on one side & gravel roads & driveways on the other 3).
bentleygardens
Locust Grove, GA
(Zone 7b)

May 14, 2010
3:50 PM

Post #7793192

IN

dragonfly62

dragonfly62
Nilwood, IL
(Zone 5b)

May 15, 2010
11:32 AM

Post #7795087

Here is my list of haves.
King Tut
Guacamole
Gold Standard
Old Glory
Undulata
Albomarginata
F. Auroramarginata
Halcyon
Royal Standard
Francee
Ventricosa
Hycinthina
Planaginea
Karin
My wants are
any yellow
Paradigm
Francis Williams
any that I don't have thanks. BEV

joycet

joycet
Franklin, OH
(Zone 6a)

May 16, 2010
6:00 AM

Post #7796885

Here is my list:

Thumbelina
Cracker Crumbs
Chicadee
Baby Bunting
Blue Mouse Ears
Stilleto
Abby
Chartreuse Wiggles
Lemon Lime
Geisha
Island Charm
Ivory Necklace
Cheating Heart
Little Treasure
Blue Cadet
Undulata Alba Marginata
Royal Standard
Fortunei Aureomarginata
Fire and Ice
Great Expectations
Guacamole
Golden Tiara
Atlantis
Queen Joshephine
June
June Fever
Paradise Joyce
Sum & Substance
Thunderbolt
Guardian Angel
Earth Angel
Blue Angel
Revelution
Frances Williams
Montana Aureomarginata
Cathedral Windows
Stained Glass
Sagae
Big Daddy
Little Aurora
Gold Standard
Wedgwood Blue
Paradigm
Captain Kirk

Think that's all...geesh...

Here are a few from my wish list, but no matter what I get, I will love it!

Paul's Glory
Savannah
Journeys End
Justice
Liberty
Popo
Sum it Up
The Razer's Edge
Tiny Tears

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frans530
Rankin, IL
(Zone 5a)

May 16, 2010
8:11 AM

Post #7797238

OK, I am in... and that quilting bee has me drooling.. ANY new hosta is a joy and a gift.. I will post my haves in a bit.
catbirdsue
Arnett, WV
(Zone 5b)

May 16, 2010
9:25 AM

Post #7797394

I would like to participate please.

Cathy
beaux
Norristown, PA
(Zone 6b)

May 17, 2010
3:51 AM

Post #7799749

This is my first year that I have hostas that have gotten big enough to divide. I am so excited!
Not all of these are big enough to dig and divide yet, but I will do my absolute best.

Here is my list of haves:
A Many SplendoredThing
Abiqua Drinking Gourd
Arc de Triomphe
Adrian's Glory
Allegan Emperor
Aliyah's Grace
American Icon
Antioch
August Moon
Big Daddy
Blue Angel
Blue-Haired Lady
Blue Mammoth
Bob Dean
Brim Cup
Brother Stephan
Clovelly
Corkscrew
Crowned Imperial
Christmas Pagaent
Clifford's Forest Fire
Climax
Cutting Edge
Dance with Me
Dandy Randy
Deja Blue
Dick Ward
Dragon Tails
Earth Angel
Elvis Lives
Emperess Wu
Fortunei Hyacinthina
Fried Bananas
Frosted Dimples
Ghost Spirit
Gold Standard
Golden Meadows
Hacksaw
Hadspen Blue
Heavenly Tiara
Ice Prancer
Journey's End
Key Lime Pie
Kiwi Full Monty
Kristie Axmear
Lakeside Beach Captain
Lakeside Downsized
Lakeside Legal Tender
Lakeside Ripples
Lakeside Shore Master
Landfall (NR - Rick Sawyer)
Liberty
Lunar Eclipse
Made you Look
Maui Buttercup
Midas Touch
Millenium
Montana aureomarginata
Northern Exposure
Piedmont Gold
Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Powder Blue
Praying Hands
Queen of the Seas
Rainforest Surprise
Reptilian
Revolution
Sagae
Saturn
Seduceer
Sentimental Journey
Silk Kimono
Singing in the Rain
Spilt Milk
St Paul
Stained Glass
Striptease
Sum and Substance
Sun Power
Sweet Home Chicago
T. Rex
Thunderbolt
Victory
Windfield Blue
Yin
Zippity Do Dah
...Plus some of the most beatiful old giant blue NOIDs I have ever seen. I wouldn't include these unless you specifically told me you wanted one.

I would love, love, love a Komodo dragon or anything mini. Well, I love them all. Doesn't matter what you send, really. It will get a good home...
Editing to add another to the wish list: Night before Christmas or Undulata Univittata




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joycet

joycet
Franklin, OH
(Zone 6a)

May 17, 2010
6:30 AM

Post #7800065

Oh my...I'm so impressed with your list! You must have an awesome garden! How's that Empress Wu doing for you? She's on my want list!
bisa80
Eighty Four, PA
(Zone 6a)

May 17, 2010
9:38 AM

Post #7800636

Count me in! I was not going to participate this year, we are building a house and will have to move all our plants. However, I was in the garden over the weekend and the hosta's that are the biggest and look the best all came from this swap! Plus this may give me a reason to puchase a few new plants to swap!


Hosta's I have:

August Moon
Baby Bunting
Birchwood Parky's Gold
Barbara May
Cameo
Earth Angel
Fortunei Albomarginata
Fragrant Bougquet
Guardian Angel
Grand Tiara
Golden Tiara
Golden Tusk
Guacamole
Halcyon
High Society
Hillbilly Blues
Honeybells
Inniswood
June
Kinbotan
Lakeside Beach Captain
Lakeside Down Sized
Lemon Lim
On Stage
Paradigm
Patriot
Red October
Royal Tiara
September Sun
Spilt Milk
St. Elmo's Fire
Starship
Stiletto
Striptease
Sum & Substance
Sun Power
Toy Soldier
Whisky Sour
Wide Brim





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maozamom
Orrville, OH
(Zone 5b)

May 17, 2010
11:11 AM

Post #7801003

I'd like to join in the fun. My list is in my journal. http://davesgarden.com/tools/journal/viewbycat.php?catsort=name2&cat=29999

mao
beaux
Norristown, PA
(Zone 6b)

May 18, 2010
3:14 AM

Post #7803168

Joycet: This is only my third year as a hosta-addict (I started collecting in 2007). My gardens look better this year than last, and I spent a big part of the spring moving stuff around. There is still so much to move around and just not enough time. Don't be impressed by the list - my gardens are nowhere as beautiful as some of the folks that post on this site. Maybe in time...

"The Wu" (as my husband calls her) was pitiful for the first two years - one lone leaf. This year, however it has probably tripled in eyes and is finally starting to look like it might be a giant. I have it in too shady a spot I think, but I don't have anywhere else to put it where it will be in back of other hostas. Now that all my spring work is about done, I am thinking about digging a new bed and moving it there...maybe.

Betsy

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n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

May 18, 2010
6:48 AM

Post #7803725

I'm in. This will be my first official swap to participate in.
For a list of my "have's" - please click on my name and go to my journal. I love them all, so any that I do not have would be fine for me - except mini's. Seems the voles like them the best in my yard.
Bonnie :-)

This message was edited May 25, 2010 5:58 PM

joycet

joycet
Franklin, OH
(Zone 6a)

May 18, 2010
3:14 PM

Post #7805209

Well, I just love new beds!!! So go for it! I just saw the picture of Empress Wu as a mature plant this year and all I can say is WOWSERS! That thing is a monster! So for you, it really was sleep, creep and leap!!
50glee
Huntersville, NC

May 19, 2010
12:17 PM

Post #7807693

Oh Please count me in!
I will add my likes later!

Beverly
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

May 20, 2010
6:28 AM

Post #7810022

Count me in. Wasn't going to do this, like others, but this will give me a good excuse to buy another new hosta. I will post my haves later.

joycet

joycet
Franklin, OH
(Zone 6a)

May 20, 2010
7:55 AM

Post #7810254

Joyce...you don't have to buy anything...just divide from your yard!
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

May 20, 2010
8:14 AM

Post #7810303

Hopefully you are right joycet, but if we get someone's name that has more than we do, we may have to do a "purchase" to get something that they don't have. lol. (just browsing "maozamom's journal) - whose journal looks very similar to mine.lol.

bonnie
(one who is always looking for a "reason" to buy more hostas!)
Elfs_Garden
( Kris) Smiths, AL
(Zone 8a)

May 20, 2010
8:16 AM

Post #7810309

I would like to join in!! Will post my hostas tonight.

Kris
aka
Elfie

Haves:
Baby Bunting (new baby plant 5/2010)
Blue Cadet (new baby plant 5/2010)
Blue Mouse Ears
Bressingham Blue
Brim Cup
Dream Queen
Elvis Lives
Fanfare
Fire and Ice
Francee
Funkia "lancifolia" (new baby plant 5/2010)
Gold Standard
June
Maraschino Cherry
Minutemen
Noid Huge green leaves.
NOID Verigated
Pauls Glory
Showboat
Sun Power
Sweet Home Chicago
Whirlwind
Wide Brim


This message was edited May 22, 2010 4:59 AM
Ponditis
Payette, ID
(Zone 7a)

May 20, 2010
10:28 PM

Post #7812619

I'll be watching this trade happen but won't be involved this year. I just have too much already to do in my gardens and since I can only move at a snail's pace I figured I better just sit this one out.

Lani
plantnutz
Austell, GA
(Zone 7a)

May 21, 2010
2:58 AM

Post #7812718

I did not participate last year so I am definitely ready for it this year.

Please sign me up Lelan.

I don't have a list - I never met a hosta I did not like. This year I am partial to yellows, blues and I always love the streakers. I would love Liberty and Revolution which bit the dust for me after several years.

Okay, I made a list which I am sure is not complete but here goes:

Antioch
August Moon
Blue Angel
Blue Ivory
Blue Mouse ears
Bridegroom
Captain Kirk
Carnival
Cherish
Christmas Tree
Dark Star
Diana Remembered
Dust Devil
Earth Angel
El Capitan
Elegans
Emerald Ruff Cut
Faith
Fire and Ice
Fire Island
First Frost
Fortunei Alba Picta
Fortunei Aureomarginata
Fragrant Blue
Fragrant Bouquet
Francee
Frances Williams
Fried Green Tomatoes
Geisha
Georgia Sweetheart
Golden Tiara
Great Expectation
Guacamole
Guardian Angel
Gunsmoke
Halcyon
Honey Bells
Hyacinthinna
Ice Age Trail
Inniswood
Inspired Greatness
Invincible
Iron Gate Dellight
Island Charm
June
Katsuragawa Beni
Krossa Regal
laevigata
Lakeside Black Satin
Lakeside Blue Jeans
Lakeside Cindy Cee
Lakeside Coal Miner
Lakeside Cranberry Relish
Lakeside Dot Com
Lakeside Dragonfly
Lakeside Hula Hoop
Lakeside Kaleidoscope
Lakeside Knickknack
Lakeside Looking Glass
Lakeside Love Affair
Lakeside Masterpiece
Lakeside Mom
Lakeside Party Dress
Lakeside Rhapsody
Lakeside Ripples
Lakeside Sapphire Pleatls
Lakeside Surf Rider
Lancifolia
Maraschino Cherry
Marbled Cream
Midwest Magic
Night Before Christmas
Nigrescens
Paradigm
Parhelion
Patriot Reversed
Paul’s Glory
Piecrust Power
Plantagenia
Powder Blue
Praying Hands
Rainforest Sunrise
Red October
Regal Splendor
Reptilian
Roller Coaster Ride
Royal standard
Sagae
Savannah Supreme
Sea Prize
Silver Threads and Golden Needles
Spilt Milk
Stained Glass
Stiletto
Streaking in Nebraska
Sum and Substance
Sun Power
Tenyru
Thunderbolt
Touch of Class
Undulata Albomarginata
Undulata Erromena
Undulata Univitatta
Ventricosa
Whirlwind
William Lachman
Winter Snow
Yellow Splash Rim


Thank you,

Brenda


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JolieB
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

May 21, 2010
8:52 AM

Post #7813531

Not able to participate this year since it's only my first year growing hostas and I don't have any big enough to share (yet!), but hoping I'll be able to participate in next year's swap!
maidoshade
Silver Lake, MN

May 21, 2010
3:47 PM

Post #7814679

Ready for swapping some hostas! I was going to just leave everything alone this year, BUT can not resist doing at least One trade.
I have lots and love them all but would be partial to receiving yellows or mini/small ones. No room for LARGE ONES! LOL
That should leave this swapper nothing but surprises!
Thanks for hosting once again ZZ, I have sent you a Dmail.
Cheryl
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

May 23, 2010
6:13 AM

Post #7819191

I have the most beautiful hosta garden only due to the swaps. I love them. Course it is always a reason for me to buy a new hosta and divide between me and my swap person...excuses excuses...LOL Well I want to make sure they get the kind they want...LOL

weeding

weeding
Peachtree City, GA
(Zone 8a)

May 25, 2010
12:15 PM

Post #7826473

Here is what I have. Not all are large enough to divide yet.


1. Abby (S)
2. American Prayers (S)
3. Antioch (M)
4. August Moon (M)
5. Band of Gold (M)
6. Barbara Ann (L)
7. Big Daddy (L)(T)
8. Big Kahuna (G)
9. Big Mama (L)
10. Birchwood Parky Gold (M)
11. Blessingham Blue (VL)
12. Blue Angel (VL)
13. Blue Blazes (L)
14. Blue Cadet (S)
15. Blue Mouse ears (D)
16. Blue Umbrella (VL)
17. Brim Cup (M)
18. Brother Stephen (L)
19. Cameo (D)
20. Captain Kirk (M,L)
21. Carnival (L)T
22. Cat and Mouse (D)
23. Cathedral Windows (L)
24. Chantilly lace (S)
25. cherub (S)
26. Chesterland Gold (M)
27. Chopsticks (M)
28. Christmas Tree (L)
29. Climax (L) (T)
30. Count Your Blessings (S)
31. crested surf (S)
32. crown jewel (D)
33. Déjà Blue (S)
34. Diamond Tiara (S)
35. Diana Remembered (M)
36. Dream Queen (L)
37. Earth Angel (VL)
38. El Capitan (L)
39. Emerald Tiara (S)
40. Everlasting Love (S)
41. Faith (M)
42. Fantabulous (L)
43. Fire Island (S,M)
44. fireworks (D)
45. Fire and Ice (D)
46. First Frost (M)
47. floradora (D)
48. Fortunei Alba Picta (L)
49. Fortunei Aureomarginata (M.L)
50. Fragrant Blue (S,M)
51. Fragrant Bouquet (L)
52. Francee (M)
53. Frances Williams (L)
54. Fried Green Tomatoes (L)
55. Fried Bananas (L)
56. Fringe Benefit (M)
57. Georgia Sweetheart (M)
58. Golden Tiara (S)
59. Grand Tiara (M)
60. Great Expectation (M)
61. green fountain (VL)
62. Ground Sulfur (S)
63. Guacamole (L)
64. Gunther’s Prize Greenn(L)
65. Hadspen Blue (M)
66. hadspen samphire (M)
67. Halcyon (M)
68. Hanky Panky (S,M)
69. heartsong (M)
70. Holy Mole (M,L)
71. Hyacinthinna (L)
72. Hyuga Urajiro (M)
73. Independence (M)
74. Inniswood (M,L)
75. Inspired Greatness (M)
76. Invincible (M)
77. Ivory Coast (M)
78. Ivory Necklace (M)
79. Jake of Diamonds
80. Jewel of the Nile (M)
81. Journey’s End (L)
82. June (M)
83. just so (D)
84. Karin (L)
85. Katsuragawa Beni (S,M)
86. Komodo dragon (L,G)
87. Krossa Regal (VL)
88. Lacy Belle (S)
89. laevigata- (S)
90. Lakeside Beach Captain (M)
91. Lakeside Breaking News (M)
92. Lakeside Cranberry Relish (S)
93. Lakeside Cricket (D)
94. Lakeside Dragonfly (M)
95. Lakeside Hola Hoop (S)
96. Lakeside Masterpiece (M)
97. Lakeside Missy Little (D)
98. Lakeside Prophecy Fulfilled (M)
99. Lakeside Roy EL (L)
100. Lakeside Tycoon (M)
101. lemon lime (S)
102. Let me Entertain You (S)
103. Liberty (VL)
104. Limey Lisa (D)
105. little white lines(D)
106. little wonder(D)
107. loyalist (S)
108. Majesty (S)
109. Maraschino Cherry (M)
110. Mary Marie Ann (S)
111. Masquerade (D)
112. Mighty Mouse
113. Millennium (VL)
114. mount tom (L)
115. munchkin (D)
116. nikiana (S)
117. Northern Exposure (VL)
118. obsession (S)
119. Oh Cindy (M)
120. Olive Bailey (L)
121. Oreo Crème (S)
122. Pacific Blue (L)
123. Pamela Lee (S)
124. Pandora’s Box (D)
125. Paradigm (M)
126. Pathfinder (M)
127. Patriot (M)(T)
128. Paul’s Glory (M)
129. Peanut (D)
130. Pearl Lake (S)
131. Philadelphia (M)
132. pineapple poll (L)
133. Pizzazz (M)
134. Plantagenia (L)
135. Polar Moon (M) (T)
136. pooh bear (D)
137. Plug Nickel
138. Queen Josephine (M)
139. Radiant Edger (S)
140. Rain Dancer (L)
141. Rainforest Sunrise (S)
142. Red Dragon (M)
143. Red October (M)
144. Regal Splendor (L)
145. Remember me (S)
146. Revolution (M,S)
147. rickrack (S)
148. Roller Coaster Ride (S)
149. Rootin Tootin (S)
150. Royal standard (L)
151. Sagae (VL)
152. Satisfaction (L)
153. second wind (S)
154. Shade Fanfare (M)
155. Shade Finale (S)
156. Sharmon (L)
157. Silver Crown (M)
158. Silver Threads and Golden Needles (D)
159. Spilt Milk (M,L)
160. Stained Glass (M,L)
161. Starship (M)
162. Stiletto (S)
163. Stir-fry (S)
164. striptease (M)
165. Sugar and Cream (L)
166. Sum and Substance (VL)
167. Sum of All (VL)
168. Summer Breeze (M,L)
169. Sun Power (M,L)
170. Sundance (L)
171. sweet bo peep (M)
172. sweet home Chicago (S)
173. T Rex
174. Tardiana (M)
175. teaspoon (D)
176. Thunderbolt (M)
177. Titanic (L)
178. Tokudama Flavocircinals (M)
179. torchlight (M)
180. Touch of Class (M)
181. Twilight (M)
182. Twist Of Lime (D)
183. Unforgettable (L)
184. Velvet Moon (M)
185. Ventricosa (L)
186. Venusta (D)
187. Veronica lake (S)
188. White Christmas (M)
189. White Feathers (S)
190. Wide Brim (M)
191. Winter Snow (L)
192. Wolverine (S)
193. Yellow Splash (M)
194. Yellow Splash Rim (M)
195. Zion’s Hope (S)

joycet

joycet
Franklin, OH
(Zone 6a)

May 25, 2010
12:43 PM

Post #7826569

Wow...just wow...
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

May 25, 2010
12:46 PM

Post #7826578

Wowzer! my that is a wonderful list. Post a pic if you have some. I love to see that many wonderful beautiful hostas.
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

May 25, 2010
1:37 PM

Post #7826745

I am sooo ready to get my name of my secret swap person. It is getting really hot here.
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

May 25, 2010
3:21 PM

Post #7827144

We went from 50 to 90 in 2 days, course we are suppose to cool o in the 80's next week.
n2birds, if we mail to a warmer zone is there a better way to send to you all?
In the winter I received plants that were put in insulated wrap to keep warm would that help for cool?
beaux
Norristown, PA
(Zone 6b)

May 25, 2010
4:01 PM

Post #7827280

Weeding: WOW. And I thought I was out of control! That list is amazing. How is your revolution doing? Mine is just pitiful. I had high hopes for it this year - but it's still just a tiny pipsqueak. You have so many with names I don't recognize. Which ones are your favorites?

I am with you all about the heat. i wish the cut off for this swap was this week so I could get these things in the mail. We are going to be in the 90's tomorrow. Hopefully it will get cooler again, though... I plan to just ensure that my paper towels are really moist when i send. I don't think you can do much more than that...Hostas are pretty forgiving...
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

May 25, 2010
4:57 PM

Post #7827433

50 -90 deg's - that is horrible !! Great question happ. I just rec'd a hosta in the mail Saturday and it was fine. As the summer gets hotter, if it were gonna travel longer, probably crossing climates would be better? Like one traveling from Souther CA to TN would probably not do well. However, hostas are pretty tough aren't they.

dragonfly62

dragonfly62
Nilwood, IL
(Zone 5b)

May 25, 2010
5:52 PM

Post #7827571

As long as the roots are kept wet and cool, they will do fine. I ship mine all summer. I wrap them in wet paper towels and put them in zip lock baggies. BEV
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

May 26, 2010
9:42 AM

Post #7829487

We honestly turned off the furnace one day and turned on the air the next day! No break for us and utilities. Really humid with all the weeks of rain we have had. The hostas were/are in 7th heaven with all the rain and cool temps. For once they weren't denied moisture from the trees. Wish I would of known the difference between shallow rooted trees and deep rooted trees when I planted mine...I am always amazed at how well the hostas do. We are suppose to cool off to 80's next week tho. I will send a gentle cooling breeze your guys way...
Elfs_Garden
( Kris) Smiths, AL
(Zone 8a)

May 26, 2010
1:45 PM

Post #7830314

Well that list made my puny list look even smaller...lol I am impressed.

Ohhh, just noticed you are only about an hour and 1/2 from me,,, hummm so if you start missing any hostas,,, Ok,, I AM just kidding. That is still a bit of a drive,, but still if you ever need someone to clean out your garden I am only an d-mail away,,,hint hint,,,

This message was edited May 26, 2010 2:51 PM
ZZTOPSOIL
Willamette Valley-OS, OR
(Zone 8a)

June 1, 2010
3:47 PM

Post #7849659

OK Everybody...Signing-Up is Drawing to an End.
We are Down to the Last Few Days to Sign-Up.
If You Have NOT Sent Me Your Information...Please Do So ASAP...
Names Will be Sent Out this Saturday...June 5th!


Lelan.
Elizabethtown
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

June 2, 2010
4:55 AM

Post #7851075

I'm in. Dmailing required information.

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dragonfly62

dragonfly62
Nilwood, IL
(Zone 5b)

June 2, 2010
10:27 AM

Post #7851994

I can't hardly wait till Sat. WOOOHOOO!!!!
ptilda
Spooner, WI

June 2, 2010
3:28 PM

Post #7852903

Better late than never...?

Sorry everyone, got done with finals & left the country to go help my brother in Mexico (he has a mission down there), and had some dental work done while I was there (it's unbelievably cheap there & just as good of work). Got a nasty wisdom tooth that had to be cut out & left me with a dry-socket which is still just healing... but I'll be home again this weekend & will be finishing up swaps & stuff I'm doing.

Here's my "have" list. Note, I will not be using this list for trades. The Striptease looked bad when I got them in a trade last year, and so I set them aside away from my other hostas (as I do with all my new trades), and sure enough, all the signs of HVX. So, it's going in the dumpster this week :( Since I've had these and another hosta with HVX in my garden, I don't trade hostas from my garden unless people know about it & specifically want some of mine. Of course, the Striptease were new last year & didn't get the virus from my plants, and as far as I know, I only had one other instance of it. But I don't want to take chances.

THEREFORE, all my hosta swaps will be purchases from a local, reputable nursery, and will include the receipt. :)

So, these are what I have, but not necessarily what you will get, since I'll be buying from your "want" list (or at least from the local nursery's "have" list).

Allegan Fog
Allen P. McConnell
Atlantis
August Moon
Baby Bunting
Birchwood Parkey's Gold
Blue Arrow
Blue Cadet
Blue Eyes
Blue Jay
Blue Mouse Ears
Candy Dish
Chartruse
Christmas Tree
Clausa
Dark Star
Deja Blu
Diamond Tiara
Dream Weaver
Earth Angel
Elegans
Embroidery
Emerald Ruff Cut
Eskimo Pie
Fair Maiden
Fire and Ice
Fortunei Hyacinthina
Fortuni Albopicta
Francee
Fried Bananas
Gold Drop
Gold Standard
Golden Tiara
Goober
Great Expectations
Halcyion
Heart and Soul
Hillbilly Blues
Hirao Majesty
Ice Age Trail
Illicit Affair
Independence
Kabitan
Karin
Krossa Regal
Lakeside Accolaide
Lakeside Little Gem
Lakeside Kaleidoscope
Lakeside Shoremaster
Lakeside Zinger
Lancifolia
Lemon Lime
Love Pat
Metallica
Midwest Magic
Minuteman
Niagara Falls
Nigrescens
Obsession
Olive Bailey Langdon
Pacific Blue Edger
Pandora's Box
Patrician
Patriot
Paul's Glory
Pearl Lake
Praying Hands
Princess of Karafuto
Queen Josephine
Quilting Bee
Red October
Regal Splendor
Rock Island Line
Royal Standard
Sagae
Sea Beacon
Sea Octopus
September Sun
Serendipity
Snow Cap
Stained Glass
Stiletto
Stringbean
Striptease
Sum & Substance
Sun Power
Tambourine
Tattoo
Teaspoon
The Razor's Edge
Tokudama Flavocircinalis
Twist of Lime
Undulata
Undulata Albomarginata
Undulata Erromena
Undulata Mediopicta
Vanilla Cream
Whirlwind
Wide Brim
Wolverine
Zager's White Edge
NOID Olga Seedling Type
SEEDLINGS - 3 streaked & 2 green/blue

Want list:
Liberty
Guardian Angel
Queen of the Seas
Blizzard
Blue Ivory
June
Tokudama Aureonebulosa
Korean Snow
Elvis Lives
Masquerade
Morning Light
DANCING IN THE RAIN
Galaxy
Zounds
Revolution
Tardiana
T Rex
Olive Branch
Spilt Milk
Orange Marmalade
Summer Breeze
Key Lime Pie
Mr. Big
Summer Breeze
Cherish
GRAND PRIZE
Rainforest Sunrise
Remember Me
Moon Struck
Sharmon
Fireworks
Alligator Shoes
Guacamole
Cat's Eyes
Blue Angel
ABIQUA DRINKING GOURD

Anything else not on my list. Any good shade plants for zone 4! :)

joycet

joycet
Franklin, OH
(Zone 6a)

June 3, 2010
5:28 AM

Post #7854364

I'm impressed!! ;o)
ZZTOPSOIL
Willamette Valley-OS, OR
(Zone 8a)

June 3, 2010
3:18 PM

Post #7856097

PLEASE...PLEASE...PLEASE...

I Have Been Checking Everyone's Hosta Lists that are Posted Above and Trying to Find Links, Journals or Sites Where You Might Have a List of Hosta's to Help Individuals Know What You Have and...
...to Help Me Link You Up with a Proper Hosta Partner.

If You DO NOT Post a Link or a List...Before Friday Night at Midnight...
You Will be at the Luck of the Draw as to Who You Will be Sending to.

(I Try to Make this as Simple and Easy for Everyone Involved)

(If You Have a Plus Sign(+) Next to Your Name Above...
I Have Found Your List Somewhere on the Internet.)


Lelan.

Elfs_Garden
( Kris) Smiths, AL
(Zone 8a)

June 3, 2010
5:53 PM

Post #7856528

ptilda,
I sent you a d-mail
Elfie
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 4, 2010
3:00 AM

Post #7857494

I'm sorry, didn't realize I was holding you up.

2010 Hosta List (29 varieties)
Big Daddy
Blue Daddy
Blue Mammoth
Blue Mouse Ears
Blue Wedgwood
Carnival
Emerald Tiara
Francee
Fried Green Tomatoes
Ginko Craig
Golden Tiara
Grand Tiara
Guacamole
Lancifolia
Lemon Lime
Limelight
Niagara Falls
Night Before Christmas
Patriot
Pearl Lake
Quilting Bee
Royal Standard
Thomas Hogg
Serendipity
Sum & Substance
Twilight
Undulata Albomarginata
Ventricosa
Wide Brim
Univitatta
ptilda
Spooner, WI

June 4, 2010
8:34 AM

Post #7858259

I don't think there's anyone here I wouldn't be thrilled to swap with! Great lists. And since this is my last swap for a while, I hope to make it an extra good one! :)
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

June 4, 2010
12:02 PM

Post #7858725

love big hostas - they are growing under a shallow rooted tree and they seem to do the best. I have
sum & substance
blue boy
leola
strip tease
blue angel
june
blue cadet
lemonlime
boy blue
yellow boa
thumbelina
lakeside babyface
cheung heart
cracker crumb
emerald tiara
stileto
elvis lives
lakeside cha cha
winfield blue
the razors edge
blue mouse ears

would love to have
fire island
krossa regal
dancing queen
komodo dragon
empress wu
but not picky I love all the hostas.
I will purchase a hosta to send.
ptilda
Spooner, WI

June 4, 2010
6:43 PM

Post #7859657

I saw a Komodo Dragon at the nursery today that almost came home with me, but I couldn't quite justify spending the money this week.
kd303
Centennial, CO
(Zone 5a)

June 4, 2010
8:52 PM

Post #7859960

I would love to participate in the swap-my list of hosta "haves" is seriously sad in comparision to many on this forum and I am not sure how the swap works but I'm willing to purchase since I have a new bed ready (any excuse, right?)
I have-
Big Daddy
Francee
Blonde Elf
and one unknown -looking for tag
Would love to have-
Baby Kim
Queen of the Seas
Dandy Randy
Big Moe
Tattoo
and after seeing Franknjim's picture I am obsessing over Samual Blue
beaux
Norristown, PA
(Zone 6b)

June 5, 2010
3:54 AM

Post #7860268

ptilda: i have acquired the skill to always justify hosta purchases! Thank goodness there isn't a nursery near me that I would buy hostas from...
ZZTOPSOIL
Willamette Valley-OS, OR
(Zone 8a)

June 5, 2010
12:22 PM

Post #7861309

Everyone's Names are Being Sent Out or Have Been Sent Out.
Be Patient it Takes Awhile to Complete the Process.

Lelan.
ZZTOPSOIL
Willamette Valley-OS, OR
(Zone 8a)

June 5, 2010
2:46 PM

Post #7861700

Everyone has a Name Now!

Off to the Gardens We Go!

joycet

joycet
Franklin, OH
(Zone 6a)

June 5, 2010
2:59 PM

Post #7861720

Well, I didn't think I'd be able to come up with anything since my name already has so many, but I did manage to come up with a few that "he/she" doesn't have!!! :-)

Let's get this show on the road!!
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

June 5, 2010
7:26 PM

Post #7862318

"Let the fun begin" -- Yipee !!
ZZTOPSOIL
Willamette Valley-OS, OR
(Zone 8a)

June 8, 2010
3:47 PM

Post #7870675

People Will Start Receiving Their Boxes Tomorrow Wednesday.
Please...Post Here on this Thread When You Receive Your Box.


Who the Box was From and...
Let All of Us Know the Varieties of Hosta(s) that You Received in the Swap.
(Please be Sure to Label the 'Name of the Hosta' on Each Plant Sent.
'Pictures Posted Here'... of the Plants Out of the Box are Even More Exciting.


Can You Tell I am Just Waiting for the First Person to Post as 'Received'...
So We Can Get this 'Hosta Swap - Conga Line' Going.


Let the Hostaholic Fun Begin!

Lelan.

joycet

joycet
Franklin, OH
(Zone 6a)

June 9, 2010
12:28 PM

Post #7873098

My box full of hostas is winging its' way South! Hope you'll be happy, Swap partner!
franknjim
Peoria, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 9, 2010
1:01 PM

Post #7873224

Mine went out today as well. To give a little clue, it is going to someone somewhere in the US!
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

June 9, 2010
1:19 PM

Post #7873273

Awwwe - you teasers !
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 9, 2010
2:05 PM

Post #7873398

As soon as I get a sunny day I'm going to Lan's Flower Farm to pick out my special one for this year's swap. Last time I went it was raining too hard to make a selection. I'm shooting for Friday.
plantnutz
Austell, GA
(Zone 7a)

June 10, 2010
1:42 AM

Post #7874954

Mine will be flying out Saturday morning. How exciting - I can't wait to get mine!

Brenda
maozamom
Orrville, OH
(Zone 5b)

June 10, 2010
7:32 AM

Post #7875492

I'm just slow, but I will be within the deadline.

dragonfly62

dragonfly62
Nilwood, IL
(Zone 5b)

June 10, 2010
9:03 AM

Post #7875707

Me too!!!
catbirdsue
Arnett, WV
(Zone 5b)

June 10, 2010
10:53 AM

Post #7875991

me 3! LOL

Cathy

weeding

weeding
Peachtree City, GA
(Zone 8a)

June 10, 2010
12:35 PM

Post #7876273

My box was mailed today.

weeding

weeding
Peachtree City, GA
(Zone 8a)

June 10, 2010
12:41 PM

Post #7876291

beaux, sorry I am late respoding. Revolution is doing OK. It looks a lot like PathFinder.
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 11, 2010
2:19 AM

Post #7877819

My box went yesterday, hope my swap partner is happy with it.

gardenlady123

gardenlady123
Plainwell, MI
(Zone 5b)

June 11, 2010
4:10 AM

Post #7877905

Oh, weeding! I have a pathfinder and love, love the colors of it! I will be sending my box out today hopefully! Ronna
beaux
Norristown, PA
(Zone 6b)

June 11, 2010
7:49 AM

Post #7878309

I think my revolution is due for a new location. Maybe in August...

dragonfly62

dragonfly62
Nilwood, IL
(Zone 5b)

June 11, 2010
10:56 AM

Post #7879015

My box went out today. Hope it is enjoyed. BEV
ZZTOPSOIL
Willamette Valley-OS, OR
(Zone 8a)

June 11, 2010
3:23 PM

Post #7879620

People are Receiving Their Hosta Boxes...
Delivery Confirmations Tell Me so.
So...
Let's Get this Hosta Conga Line Started!
I Could Use a Good 'Hosta Happy Dance' Today!


Lelan.
plantnutz
Austell, GA
(Zone 7a)

June 11, 2010
4:01 PM

Post #7879697

Got mine - wowser - thank you joycet - I'll be back in a bit to post what I got!

What a super box of hostas that joyce sent me.

Crowned Imperial
Lemon Lime
Montana Aureomarginata (my sis-in-law loved this hosta and I lost mine so I am so happy to get it)
Atlantis (I've never seen this one but boy is it a beauty)
Thumbelina
Revolution
Little Aurora
Queen Josephine
Baby Bunting

They are soaking and I plan to pot them up in the morning - it is scorching here already - over 90 today and it is only June - argh!

Thanks joycet for a great swap!!

Brenda




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joycet

joycet
Franklin, OH
(Zone 6a)

June 12, 2010
4:02 AM

Post #7881018

So glad you like them. Did they travel okay?
irisluvr0252
Lafayette, IN
(Zone 5a)

June 12, 2010
9:00 AM

Post #7881632

WOO HOO!!!! Mailman just handed me a wonderful box from Mittsy! You did very good my dear! Here's what was in my box:

1.) Blue Mouse Ears (YEAH...jumping up and down!)
2.) Lime Light (woo hoo!)
3.) Lemon Lime (yippee!)
4.) Ventricosa (love it!)
5.) Blue Wedgewood (love the blue!)
6.) Golden Tiara (didn't have this one...happy to have it!)
7.) Univitatta (same with this one!)
8.) Pearl Lake (super!)

Picture attached of all the wonderful plants I received! (Golden Tiara kinda got covered up and I didn't notice it until I had them all soaking :( )

I have a bed all ready for them to go in later this weekend. Will post a photo when they are planted!

Thanks Mittsy!

Debbie

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mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 12, 2010
9:12 AM

Post #7881665

Glad you received the box in good shape, one never knows how long it will take. I think we are in negotiations for another trade, silly me didn't realize you were the one.
maidoshade
Silver Lake, MN

June 12, 2010
11:06 AM

Post #7881919

LUCKY ME!!!
I just walked down to the mailbox and there was a nice long box inside for me...
Happy Days! My hosta box is here and Thank you Frank :-) (Franknjim) . What cool choices you made for me.
I recieved very nice Hostas and they arrived in great shape too.
Little Patriot -- Got to look this one up in the Hosta Library
Hi Ho Silver --almost bought this one the other day !
Birchwood Parky's Gold--great grower!
Orange Marmalade--Love that coloring!
Golden Sceptor--Nice one!
Well, I got the :"gold" I was looking for and minis which hold a special fascination for me.
Thank you once again! Well Done Frank. Now if it would only quit raining here I could get these planted out.
Cheryl
Maidoshade
ZZTOPSOIL
Willamette Valley-OS, OR
(Zone 8a)

June 12, 2010
3:13 PM

Post #7882557

Let the Hosta Happy Dancin' Begin...
Great Boxes Received ...More to Arrive and a Lot on Monday...through Wednesday!

All 'Secret Hosta Swap' Packages Must be Mailed/Sent out by...
Monday, June 14, 2010.


A Very Important Sideline Note...
If there is Any Problems Getting Your Package Shipped Out on Time...
Please D-Mail Me so I can Contact Your Secret Hosta Swap Mail Recipient/Partner.

Just to Remind Everyone...Monday is in 2 Days.
Any Problems...Let Me Know.

Lelan.

maozamom
Orrville, OH
(Zone 5b)

June 12, 2010
6:19 PM

Post #7883016

I doing the hosta dance. I received a box from Weeding today. It feels like my birthday came early. She sent a wonderful group of hosta, which I've planted in the holding bed already. Thank you so much Cindy. You sent a delightful selection.

T-Rex
Pooh Bear
Torchlight
White Feather
Pamela Lee
Gunther's Prize Green
Rick Rack
And another that was without a label.

These secret swaps are so much fun. I know we all appreciate Lelan for hosting this event for us.

mao
HelenVT
Charlotte, VT

June 12, 2010
6:54 PM

Post #7883141

I recently noticed the swap. I've got check the hosta forum more often. I can't wait till next year. I'm impressed with people who have around 200 hostas!!!
plantnutz
Austell, GA
(Zone 7a)

June 13, 2010
4:50 AM

Post #7883877

joycet, the hostas arrived in perfect condition.

Brenda

joycet

joycet
Franklin, OH
(Zone 6a)

June 13, 2010
6:29 AM

Post #7884031

So glad to hear it.

That Lelan...he's a great GUY, isn't he?????

:-)

weeding

weeding
Peachtree City, GA
(Zone 8a)

June 13, 2010
11:33 AM

Post #7884801

mao, The un-labeled one is H. Forest Shadow. I'm glad you like the selection. I thought I labeled them all. Sorry!

gardenlady123

gardenlady123
Plainwell, MI
(Zone 5b)

June 13, 2010
5:05 PM

Post #7885732

My hostas were shipped on saturday! Thanks to my husband. I had to work so he very kindly stood in line at the p.o. to send it... Ronna
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

June 13, 2010
8:19 PM

Post #7886263

I am mailing out tomorrow morning, I am all ready and packed.
Hope my buddy likes them.
frans530
Rankin, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 13, 2010
8:55 PM

Post #7886359

I too am running late.. but will be mailing tomorrow
bisa80
Eighty Four, PA
(Zone 6a)

June 14, 2010
9:44 AM

Post #7887537

Mine were shipped today! They are headed south!
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 14, 2010
10:15 AM

Post #7887627

Thank you Kim. I received my box today. My lovely new additions include Cathedral Window, Golden Prayers August Moon, and Stained Glass. They arrived in excellent condition. I'm on my way to pot them up.
Thanks to you too, Lelan for hosting another super Hosta swap. Count me in for next year or for a mini if one gets organized.

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joycet

joycet
Franklin, OH
(Zone 6a)

June 14, 2010
10:45 AM

Post #7887727

Woohoo! I hit the jackpot! Brenda (Plantnutz) sent me a fabulous box. Thank you for the box...(but not the hostas, cause I don't want them to die!)

I received:
Roller Coaster Ride
Lakeside Cranberry Relish
Lakeside Zesty Zeno
Lakeside Tycoon
Cherish
Faith
Lakeside Masterpiece
Cherry Berry
Reversed Patriot
Heuchera Caroline
Camp Cherry Bells

I'm so excited as I have none of these and they are all wonderful! You are a very thoughtful person, Brenda and I'm so excited to baby these wonderful new friends along!

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kd303
Centennial, CO
(Zone 5a)

June 14, 2010
11:55 AM

Post #7887901

Mittsy-
So glad they arrived in excellent condition-this was my first swap and I have to admit I was more than a little nervous (especially after seeing the wonderful selection you received last year)!
Kim
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

June 14, 2010
12:04 PM

Post #7887934

Box went out today...so hopefully it is flying in the friendly skies and will be there soon.
ZZTOPSOIL
Willamette Valley-OS, OR
(Zone 8a)

June 14, 2010
1:11 PM

Post #7888154

Went to Get Me Some Lunch and "Ding-Dong".
Oh Boy...Oh Boy.
Doing Flip-Flops...Happy Dancin' and...Screaming with Joy!
..."I Got 'Abique Drinking Gourd'"!

(I Have Wanted this Hosta Since Day One!...Thank You Ronna!)
I am in Seventh Heaven!

Ronna(gardenlady123) was My Hosta Sender.
(Ronna had My Name Last Year and Luck of the Draw She Got Me Again)

Ronna Sent a 'Beautiful' Box of Hostas.
She Sent Me:

Abique Moonbeam.
a Noid that I Know has a Name.
and Another Noid...that I Also Know has a Name.

Neither of the Noids do I Have...They are Both Beautiful Bi-Colored Hostas)

And...Did I Tell You...I Got...
'ABIQUE DRINKING GOURD'!

I am Just So Excited.
What a Nice Box to Receive to Begin the Week.
Thank You So Much Ronna!


Thank You to Everyone Participating.
You are Sending Some Wonderful Hostas and...
Not Only Making Some Hosta Lovers Very Happy but...
Making Wonderful Friends that You Will Have Forever!

Lots of Boxes Still to be Delivered.
And More People to Add to the Hosta Conga Line.


Please...Do Not Forget to Post Here When You Receive Your Box.


Have a Happy Hosta Week.
and...Keep Those Hosta Boxes Coming in.

Lelan.

beaux
Norristown, PA
(Zone 6b)

June 14, 2010
2:25 PM

Post #7888343

Mine went out today...phew!
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

June 14, 2010
2:30 PM

Post #7888356

Lelan, what a wonderful box you got...great plant. Bet you are excited!
frans530
Rankin, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 14, 2010
3:08 PM

Post #7888475

Mine just left..
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

June 14, 2010
3:26 PM

Post #7888547

Yipeee !!!! Mine came in today. Thank you so much Cheryl (Maidoshade) ! Wonderful selection you made for me. They look like you just handed them to me instead of traveling across several states.
Love each one of them --

Yin
Gay Blade
Ginsu Knife
Kabuki
Chantilly Lace
Hush Puppy

Love 'em, love 'em ! Thank you soooo much ! I am so lucky !!

and thank you Lelan for hosting a wonderful swap !

Bonnie (doing the "happy dance")

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maidoshade
Silver Lake, MN

June 14, 2010
3:52 PM

Post #7888663

Hi Bonnie
Glad you like them, I always have a hard time deciding what to send.
I like to use newspaper, cause it seems to keep them a little wetter. Kabuki is a cool one when it gets established, Not a fast grower but a pretty one.
And Hush Puppy is supposed to be one that you can divide again and again. A very friendly friendship plant. LOL I have had mine 2 years and have given away several starts.
Enjoy!
Cheryl
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

June 14, 2010
3:58 PM

Post #7888677

You were very "generous" on your gift and I do thank you. Funny, Hush Puppy was the first one I unwrapped and loved it immediately. So glad you told me it will be a "friendship" plant as we have alot of hosta collectors here in our Mid-South group on DG.
plantnutz
Austell, GA
(Zone 7a)

June 14, 2010
4:31 PM

Post #7888766

Joyce, I am so glad you were pleased with your box. I had fun deciding what to send. I was so careful placing them in the box. The only priority box I had here was a flat rate but say what size. It looked to be the same size box you sent which said medium. I get to the post office and ask if that was a medium flat rate box. The lady said yes, but it would be much cheaper to send just priority and it was. Anyway, she told me to get another box and she and I stuffed the new box (well, she was stuffing and I was trying to be gentile. I was so worried they would arrive all broken. I am so glad they weren't or at least didn't look it in the picture.

We are at 95 today so I think mine are just going to stay in the pots for a while.

Thanks Lelan for organizing this swap again. You must think I am nuts because I did participate last year. Last year was really bad for me though so I am not surprised.

Brenda

gardenlady123

gardenlady123
Plainwell, MI
(Zone 5b)

June 14, 2010
4:46 PM

Post #7888813

Lelan I am so glad your box got to you in fine shape!!!! SO glad you like the selection I sent. Drinking gourd is one of my absolute fave. You also will love moonbeam. I do. The other two are just some that grow really big and fast. I just love the colors on them. My drinking gourd grows pretty fast. Lelan thanks so much for the excitment I see in your posting. Makes me smile! Enjoy, enjoy. Ronna
Rose1656
Oquawka, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 14, 2010
6:29 PM

Post #7889110

Crap! I missed this one! Long story short, my subscription check was lost. Just got it straightened out yesterday! I'll watch for the next swap!

Rose
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

June 14, 2010
7:48 PM

Post #7889338

Looky looky guys, I got the biggest darn hosta I have ever seen! It was too big for the box, a Krossa Regal and it is a beauty!
dargonfly62, Beverly I am soooo happy, I did the hosta happy dance while giving it a big drink, altho it came wrapped up perfectly and probably didn't need a drink. I tried to show how tall it was but it was getting dark and thunder was in the distance so I apologize for the bad picture, but it is truely a specimen.

Another great swap and I am so happy.

I had to lighten the picture with some really bad software so it is really bleached out but it is a beautiful hosta and I did get all the roots under water and put it in a pot for the evening until I can find a proper place in the garden.

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ptilda
Spooner, WI

June 14, 2010
8:13 PM

Post #7889420

Having fun watching the boxes come in! Mine are on the way to my buddy. Got a couple purty ones at one of my favorite local greenouses, with only the tiniest amount of frost burn (we had that very late freeze/snow that made a lot of hostas look pretty sad). Should be there by the end of the week!
catbirdsue
Arnett, WV
(Zone 5b)

June 15, 2010
2:26 AM

Post #7889771

Mine is late. So sorry. I have been pouring the rain here 4 a week we are flooding everywhere. I am going to send today even if I have to dig in the rain!!! Please forgive me partner. I was able to buy a couple things to make a nicer box but the hostas have to be dug. I really am trying.

Cathy

dragonfly62

dragonfly62
Nilwood, IL
(Zone 5b)

June 15, 2010
6:03 AM

Post #7890050

happ, So glad you have gotten and it is in good shape. I was worried about it being so big. I am a little ashamed because all the rest are getting 4 or 5 hosta and I only sent you one but you could make 2 out of it. I have another bigger than that. Enjoy BEV This pic is 08

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happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

June 15, 2010
12:06 PM

Post #7890939

Oh Bev, I am delighted one is plenty and I love it. I want to find the right spot. I will have to take some pics cause I am getting proud of my Hosta bed and it is all because of you all and the swaps, so I want to thank you guys. I know I worry about what I send also, but honest you couldn't of made me happier...and it arrived without a dent...LOL course there was no room to move...so it worked out great.

dragonfly62

dragonfly62
Nilwood, IL
(Zone 5b)

June 15, 2010
1:42 PM

Post #7891216

Well I am glad you like it and am looking forward to pics. I have so many to divide. I need to start selling but the rain won't quit. Thanks to all DGrs that have helped me through trades too. You guys are the best. HUGS BEV

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happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

June 15, 2010
7:32 PM

Post #7892169

Bev, waht a beautiul garden! Hope you spend time setting and enjoying instead of working all the time. Course if it is raining there like it has been here you can barely go out for a minute...LOL I got so upset on Saturday I was out in my rain coat, DH was laughing at me. Course it wasn't thunder storms just rain.

dragonfly62

dragonfly62
Nilwood, IL
(Zone 5b)

June 16, 2010
5:11 AM

Post #7892841

Thanks. I just have time to walk around it once in a while. I have a bench in the shade garden and one in the fish pool area and never have sat on them. No time. BEV
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

June 16, 2010
5:24 AM

Post #7892900

I figured that much...LOl so sad isn't it. I have a beautiful glider in mine and a friend ask if I sat there and read...I sadly looked up and said no seems I am always playing in the garden...I read in the winter.

dragonfly62

dragonfly62
Nilwood, IL
(Zone 5b)

June 16, 2010
5:47 AM

Post #7892968

I do the same. Let's go to d-mail. We are taking over ZZs thread. Sorry. Hap catch you there ok??
irisluvr0252
Lafayette, IN
(Zone 5a)

June 16, 2010
6:13 AM

Post #7893024

As promised (and a few days later after the rains and storms), here is a pic of my newly received and planted hostas. They are mixed in with some that I already had and some I recently purchased. Thanks again Mittsy!


Debbie

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n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

June 16, 2010
6:19 AM

Post #7893039

Beautiful gardens dragon. I love to see other shade beds where their hostas are doing so well.
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

June 16, 2010
6:23 AM

Post #7893052

Very nice Iris ! Great combinations in your bed. What do you use to keep grass from growing up into it and to keep it out ?
irisluvr0252
Lafayette, IN
(Zone 5a)

June 16, 2010
6:38 AM

Post #7893117

I have to keep 'edging' it with my spade every now and then. I have a little trench around the edges and that lets the lawn mower get close.
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 16, 2010
12:40 PM

Post #7894196

Very nice, I have been planting in the rain as it seems to be in the daily forecast. When it dries out I can move some from pots into the ground.
ZZTOPSOIL
Willamette Valley-OS, OR
(Zone 8a)

June 16, 2010
3:16 PM

Post #7894590

There Should be Hosta Boxes Received Today(Wednesday).
A Few People are Running Late Due to the Weather Conditions Around so...
Let's All be Patient...Mother Nature Can Not be Controlled.

Also...Please...
Post a Reply Here...When You Receive Your Box.
a Description of What You Received is Great!
I See Hosta Boxes Received with...No Postings.

I Show...
5 Boxes Yet to be Mailed.
12 Boxes Yet to be Received.


If I Do Not Have Your Information Correct...on the Participant's List
(As to Receiving and Sending)
Please D-Mail Me at Once with the Correction.


Lelan.

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Eleven

Eleven
Royal Oak, MI
(Zone 6a)

June 16, 2010
5:00 PM

Post #7894834

I received my box today from happgarden! She sent me a positively huge The Razor's Edge (omg, I love it!) along with the cutest divisions of Yellow Boa and Tiny Tears. Thanks so much!!

Also, I must confess that I forgot to include my DG name in the box I sent to catbirdsue. Oops. I promise I won't be so scatterbrained for next year's swap.

~Shawna

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catbirdsue
Arnett, WV
(Zone 5b)

June 16, 2010
5:59 PM

Post #7895049

I did recieve my box Shawna! I sincerely love it. You did an amazing packing job!!!

I recieved:

Patroit
Chickadee
Undulata Univilatta
Hyncinthina
Marashinio Cherry

Thank you so much for such an assortment of new hostas!
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

June 16, 2010
8:28 PM

Post #7895551

Eleven, I am glad you liked it. I was trying to get the ones on your top fav list, but had to settle for your want list...LOL Glad they made it. If you don't already have tiny tears it does seem to spread pretty well for a little thing...
ptilda
Spooner, WI

June 16, 2010
10:12 PM

Post #7895800

Got shipment #1 today! :) from beaux. We agreed ahead of time that I'd love some of the HUGE blue noid's, and I got a gorgeous, great-big eye of each. Going to put them in an area I'm naturalizing.

The second part is on it's way, I've been told. Ordered from a nursery... I'm THRILLED so far! Can't wait for the rest...
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

June 17, 2010
7:31 AM

Post #7896432

Just a thought - for those of us who were happy with the way this swap was handled - you may think about leaving Lelan some good feedback. I certainly think he deserves it ! I sometimes don't remember to do things like that when I should - but was really happy with this one and want him to be recognized for it.
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

June 17, 2010
7:44 AM

Post #7896483

n2birds, do you leave the feedback at the same place you do if you swap or trade individually? Guess I never thought of leaving feedback for a group swap, but it is much harder. Thank you for mentioning that.

I have been thrilled with the entire experience, chatting with everyone and the pics and of course the wonderful plant I received.
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

June 17, 2010
7:49 AM

Post #7896501

Yeah Happ - just click on his name and it will take you to his info. page. About the 3rd option down says "leave feedback" for him. That is where I posted it.

weeding

weeding
Peachtree City, GA
(Zone 8a)

June 17, 2010
7:50 AM

Post #7896506

I got my box today from bisa80. I got 6 great looking Hostas
Lakeside Downsize
Kinbotan
Barbara May
Gold Standard
Wisky Sour
Flemish Sky

Thanks bisa80!
bisa80
Eighty Four, PA
(Zone 6a)

June 17, 2010
9:24 AM

Post #7896780

Your welcome! I hope they made it in good shape!
ptilda
Spooner, WI

June 17, 2010
12:56 PM

Post #7897233

n2birds, excellent idea! I've been happy with this swap (so far :) I wish I could have sent more to my buddy, but since I was buying them, I could only afford so much. Oh well. I liked them, and when my buddy (whoever it may be ;-) receives the box, keep in mind I don't have any of the ones I sent, so when they are big enough to divide... hehehe...
franknjim
Peoria, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 17, 2010
2:32 PM

Post #7897445

OMG!

Thank you so very much Cathy (mao_tse_mom)!

You have made me happier than a little boy on Christmas morning! I opened that box, saw your note and was so excited reading it and all of the names. You must use magic to get all of those in that box so perfectly.

Tokudama Flavocircinalis (on my want list)
Gypsy Rose (on my want list) this is just incredible
Guacamole (on my want list)
Little White Lines (on my want list)
Sea Fire (my very first with red petioles!)
Feather Boa (on my want list)
Hanky Panky (on my want list)
Abiqua Drinking Gourd
Tequila Sunrise (my second with red petioles!)

All of them even came with nice labels!

I am still getting chills because I am so excited. I gave all of them a drink after unpacking them and had to come in to write this and thank you. They are all beautiful. I am just about ready to split at the seams from being so happy! Thank you Cathy! You have me doing that happy hosta dance now.
frans530
Rankin, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 17, 2010
2:42 PM

Post #7897472

To the person receiving a package from me... It IS on it's way.. had to redig today.. found your package in the back of DH's truck.. he didn't mail them on monday.. I am sorry for the delay.. I believe you will be happy.. when they do arrive.. well I hope you'll be happy, I would be happy...

Fran
beaux
Norristown, PA
(Zone 6b)

June 17, 2010
3:38 PM

Post #7897610

Ptilda: Glad you got and liked the NOIDs. They are two of my favorite hostas in my garden - I know you will love them when they grow and multiply, they are just so huge and blue (and pretty slug resistent to boot)... The others were supposed to be shipped on Monday. If you don't have them by end of day tomorrow, pls let me know and i will follow up...

bisa80
Eighty Four, PA
(Zone 6a)

June 17, 2010
6:36 PM

Post #7898017

I got mine today! Thanks Ptilda

I rec'd three...
Big Daddy
First Daddy
Brim Cup


All are beautiful with great root systems! I am leaving for vaction in the morning they could not have arrived in better time! I planted them tonight!

they were great colors and shapes!

My best hosta's are from this swap...they have all survived well!

Thank YOU all for participating ...it is always such fun!
maozamom
Orrville, OH
(Zone 5b)

June 17, 2010
7:13 PM

Post #7898117

oh Fran, you have my sympathy but I can't help but laugh. That's never happened to me, yet, but I sure can imagine it.

happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

June 17, 2010
7:46 PM

Post #7898188

That has happened to me, but in the backseat of the car for a week...now I do it myself...LOL
frans530
Rankin, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 17, 2010
9:04 PM

Post #7898335

I will laugh when my partner is happy.. but you can bet he won't hear then end of it.. lol

dragonfly62

dragonfly62
Nilwood, IL
(Zone 5b)

June 18, 2010
5:02 PM

Post #7900893

I am in total awe!!! Thank you ZZ for doing this. This is my first swap. All I can say is I got a wonderful more than generous swap partner. 50glee sent me these wonderful plants and I thank you so so much. Big hug to you Beverly. Thanks again BEV
I got
Sum And Substance Stained Glass Earth Angel Whirl Wind

Elegans Blue Cadet Diamond Tiara

and three beautiful Heucheras

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50glee
Huntersville, NC

June 18, 2010
8:47 PM

Post #7901657

I got my box today - directly from Bently Gardens!!

Someone MUST have ESP because I got what I desired: some hostas with red!

I got Tequila Sunrise and Streaking in Nebraska. Both have red petioles!

Recently, I became interested in the curled leaf hostas with my personal purchase of WhirlWInd
But in my SwapBox I got a third hosta: Roller Coaster (another curled leaf variety). This one was a very large bunch too!

Lastly there is Lakeside Beach Bum.

There was no note - so I have no name to thank directly . . .
so Lelan, thank you for yet another wonderful and successful Hosta Swap and matching me with the perfect buddy!

bentleygardens
Locust Grove, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 19, 2010
4:53 AM

Post #7901991

Ok I coming back up for some air...even though I got my box last week, it was a really really good one. Bonnie sent me Ice Age Trail, Camelot, Hanky Panky, Cherry Berry, Rich Uncle, and Clifford's Forest Fire...I also got a cool garden stake which is already in one of my beds now. Thanks Bonnie for a great box full of all kinds of great hostas. They were fresh and vibrant...

Ed
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 19, 2010
5:38 AM

Post #7902068

As I read your posts I am amazed at the different varieties that are offered. Most of which I do not have. How wonderful that we are able to add so many different varieties to our gardens. Thank you Lelan, you enabler, you!
beaux
Norristown, PA
(Zone 6b)

June 19, 2010
6:31 PM

Post #7903808

Wahoo! My box came today. Thank you, thank you Roni! I came home from a day out that started at a local hosta show (my first one!) and found it waiting for me on my porch. Everything is getting a good soak tonight and I will plant them first thing in the morning.

I can't believe that I actually have a Night Before Christmas now! And I totally love all the other ones, too! Ginko Craig (I know exactly where I will put that one), Lakeside Ninita (it looks totally awesome in your picture - I love that color green), Pineapple Upsidedown Cake (who can't love this hosta?), and even a Japanese Painted Fern that will go to live under my Magnolia tree where ferns seem to thrive.

So, thank you again. You made my day!

Betsy
frans530
Rankin, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 20, 2010
5:48 AM

Post #7904668

I received my box yesterday from Birdcatsue...

It came just as I was leaving for a Hosta Club meeting.. of course I took it with me and we all opened together..

There was a really cool looking bagonia.. a 4pk of colease (sp)
AND>>>
QUILTING BEE.. been on my want list for awhile.
String Bikini.. how cute is it???
Emerald Necklace.. will be a very nice strong green addition.. think It will go right next to Madam.. for that contrast that will knock your socks off~!

Thank You Cathy.. nice wrapping job too.
Elizabethtown
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

June 21, 2010
7:59 AM

Post #7907268

Betsy, I'm so glad you liked your small package of hostas. Today I get to do a happy hosta dance. Mine arrived from Frans530

I got Guacamole, Tic Toc (it's so tiny), Hush Puppy, Queen Josephine, Little Red Rooster, Dark Star, Cutting Edge, Fantabulous, and Wylde Green Cream.

Thanks Fran!

Roni

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joycet

joycet
Franklin, OH
(Zone 6a)

June 21, 2010
9:46 AM

Post #7907534

I love my Queen Josephine...(got it in last years swap). The leaves are sooooo shiny on it!
frans530
Rankin, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 21, 2010
10:26 AM

Post #7907662

Thank You for being patient Roni.. just glad they finally made it there! Enjoy...
ptilda
Spooner, WI

June 21, 2010
9:37 PM

Post #7909304

I got the second part of my buddy's shipment this weekend, but was helping a friend out of town until today, so didn't get a chance to post. They are Spilt Milk (yeah!), Rainforest Sunrise, and Sarah's Delight (if I remember correctly). GORGEOUS plants! And arrived in perfect shape.

gardenlady123

gardenlady123
Plainwell, MI
(Zone 5b)

June 22, 2010
5:43 AM

Post #7909646

Sounds like you all are getting some very nice packages. I am STILL waiting for my hosta box :( ZZ is not sure what is going on. Will have to wait some more. Ronna
kd303
Centennial, CO
(Zone 5a)

June 22, 2010
6:11 AM

Post #7909706

Ronna-
I hear ya-I feel like a kid waiting for Christmas. Hope my hosta box comes soon! Patience-right?!?! :)
Kim
(kd303)
beaux
Norristown, PA
(Zone 6b)

June 22, 2010
3:32 PM

Post #7911131

Ptilda: Glad you liked them. I am in love with Sara's Sensation. I don't have it - but it has gone to the top my my list (along with about 20 others). But I HAVE to get digging my new beds. I wish I could come home from work one day and have beds magically appear! Then I could do some serious damage...

gardenlady123

gardenlady123
Plainwell, MI
(Zone 5b)

June 23, 2010
7:13 AM

Post #7913041



This message was edited Jun 25, 2010 12:26 PM
irisluvr0252
Lafayette, IN
(Zone 5a)

June 23, 2010
7:22 AM

Post #7913060

Good things come to those who wait. Maybe your partner wanted to make sure you received something that you really wanted but your partner didn't have it so your partner ordered it instead especially for you. Sometimes those ordered items don't arrive within the time frame of the swap or they get delayed for one reason or another. :)
Elfs_Garden
( Kris) Smiths, AL
(Zone 8a)

June 23, 2010
1:38 PM

Post #7914121

Ronnie / Gardenlady123, you have d-mail .

I would also like to publicly say how sorry I am not to have been able to send out my swap partners plants. I had let ZZ know I had problems and was assured that it was no problem to wait to send the plants until I returned from seeing my father who is very ill, ( he is in total renal failure ). We also had some finacial problems from buying the plane ticket and then my DH's truck broke down. I was also told that my swap partner would be informed of my situation.


After reading some of the statements posted here, I feel like I have been slapped in the face. I have never not completed a swap untill this past month. I have 3 other swaps I am involved in and each and everyone of those were very understanding of my situation. They were all very nice about waiting the extra time I would need to get things under control here.

I am very very hurt by the statement that I could get but not recieve.

I have NOT gotten any hostas and have requested not to get any hostas as it is not fair to recieve and not send.

I also got an d-mail yesterday telling me worry about sending a box yet apparently my swap buddy was uninformed of this too.

I hope you all have a very nice day.
Kris Shotts
aka
elfs_garden
kd303
Centennial, CO
(Zone 5a)

June 23, 2010
2:00 PM

Post #7914178

That's exactly what my mom used to tell me-CONSTANTLY-obviously patience is something I've had to work on! Actually that has been one of the nice side effects of gardening-learning to wait. I really am getting better at it. :)
I'm sure my box is going to be well worth the wait!
Kim

dragonfly62

dragonfly62
Nilwood, IL
(Zone 5b)

June 23, 2010
2:12 PM

Post #7914205

Kris you have dmail.
kd303
Centennial, CO
(Zone 5a)

June 23, 2010
2:13 PM

Post #7914208

I apologize if my posts offended or hurt anyone-that was NOT my intention. My only thought was to express my excitement in participating in my first swap. I (probably more than most) realize that sometimes life happens. Again I never meant to hurt or offend anyone.
Kim
ZZTOPSOIL
Willamette Valley-OS, OR
(Zone 8a)

June 23, 2010
6:22 PM

Post #7914945

OK...Everybody...By the Weekend...
Everyone Will Have Received a Hosta Box/Package.

Everyone Who Participated in the Secret Hosta Swap...
...Followed the Rules..."Thank You"
I Offer Hosting this Swap to Make it for Fun...and Fun Only.


Several Participants(And There Were Many) Notified Me that Their Boxes were going to be Late in Shipping.
I DID NOT Tell Receiving Participants that Their Boxes were Going to be Late...
Because there were so Many...It Would Not Have Effected the Swap.

For the Last Participants Still to Receive...
Be Patient...Everybody Receives a Box.
I Know They are on Their Way.


Lelan.

gardenlady123

gardenlady123
Plainwell, MI
(Zone 5b)

June 25, 2010
7:56 AM

Post #7919290

I am so sorry Kris. I hope all is well with your family. Family is all that matters. Belive me I know all to well. I have a son in the Army and worry for him all the time. Have been through many family emergencies myself. I would like to thank ZZ for the geourgeous box of hostas. Thanks you very much Lelan. They arrived in perfect condition. I certainly did not expect this. Ronna.
Elfs_Garden
( Kris) Smiths, AL
(Zone 8a)

June 26, 2010
1:26 PM

Post #7922754

I recieved a box of Hostas today, even though I had requested that none be sent. That being said, I have to profusely THANK Leland for mailing me some beautiful hostas. I recieved:
Birchwood Parky's Gold
Bright Lights
Fortunei Albomarginata
Fragrant Bouquet
Honey Bells
Lemon Lime
September Sun
Toy Soldier
and
Undulata Albomarginata.

These are wonderful hostas and I did not have any of these in my garden. They have all been carfully unpacked and put into individual containers by my grandson Gryphon. He has made sure they were all labled properly with thier shipping lables and has put them on the porch in a shaded location. He will be planting them in 1 gallon containers tomarrow and will take care of them for me while I am with my Mother and Father. Gryphon also took the picture for me so I hope you can all see how nice and big these plants are.

I again wish to say I am sorry for not sending out my swap and Leland WILL be getting something special in the mail from me when I get home.

Elfie aka
Kris

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ZZTOPSOIL
Willamette Valley-OS, OR
(Zone 8a)

June 26, 2010
3:56 PM

Post #7923057

Nobody and Nothing Needs to be Sent to Lelan.
(This was My Pleasure to Do for Other's...
That's a Rule from the Hosta Host...Remember Follow the Rules)

and...
If You Could See All the Dishpans and Tubs and Buckets with Divided Hostas...Well Enough Said...I Have My Work Cut Out for Me...Repotting )
I Had a Blast Fixing Up the Boxes.
And Just by the Picture Kris...
Those Hostas are in Heaven There in Alabama!
They Each Have Their Own Cup of Water!
(As the 'Church Lady ' from 'SNL' Would Say..."Well Isn't That Just Special")
They Look Better than When I Sent Them(except for the Snail/Slug Damage).

I am So Happy Everyone is Happy.
I Decree..."All is Happy in Hostaland"!

Now Where is Kim...She Should Have Received a Box too from Her Hosta Sender.
(Maybe She is too Busy Hosta Dancing...)
As Soon as Kim Posts...Then this Hosta Party Dance Marathon Comes to a Close.


Lelan.
kd303
Centennial, CO
(Zone 5a)

June 26, 2010
4:39 PM

Post #7923142

You were so right-I WAS Hosta dancing!!!!! Irisluvr (and my mom) said good things come to those who wait and boy-o-boy were they right! I received a WONDERFUL hosta box this afternooon and have been outside since the mail came! In my box was:
Hoosier Harmony
Cherry Berry
Sea Octopus
Frances Williams and my most wanted
SAMUAL BLUE (been obsessed with this one since I saw Franknjim's picture).
I did not have a single one of these in my garden-thanks so much Irisluvr!!!!

Sorry for the delay in posting :) Now back out to the garden-few minutes of daylight left!

ZZTOPSOIL
Willamette Valley-OS, OR
(Zone 8a)

June 26, 2010
4:55 PM

Post #7923169

WELL...
"THAT'S ALL FOLKS"!

Thanks for Everyone for Making this a Great Hosta Swap Party!

Maybe I Will See Everyone in August for...
The Great End-of-Summer Hosta Trade'!

Lelan.

Now...
("Would Someone Turn Off that Record Player Now Playing that Dreadful Congo Line Music").(smile)
frans530
Rankin, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 28, 2010
12:28 PM

Post #7927996

Thank you so much for hosting a very nice Hosta trade this year ZZ... very calm and smooth. And now.. exit stage left.. with a warm smile...

gardenlady123

gardenlady123
Plainwell, MI
(Zone 5b)

June 28, 2010
4:05 PM

Post #7928559

Diddo what fran says. ZZ always does a great swap.

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