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Michigan Gardening: 2011 SPRING PLANT SWAP IN THE PARK

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deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

January 29, 2011
11:44 AM

Post #8337076

WELL HERE WE ARE AGAIN PLANNING FOR ANOTHER SPRING SWAP IN THE PARK .

WHERE : FREEPORT PARK
ADDRESS: FREEPORT MICH , CAN'T MISS IT FOR IT IS AT THE END OF MAIN STREET THEN SOUTH 1 BLOCK
ON THE RIGHT .

DATE : SATURDAY JUNE 4 TH 2011

TIME:10: AM--12 PM SIGN IN & SET UP
PLENTY OF TABLES JUST BRING A TABLE CLOTH TO SET YOUR PLANTS
ON PLEASE .

THERE WILL BE A LUNCHEON FROM 12OO -1:00 PM & CHAT

ROUND ROBIN STARTS AT 1PM TILL ALL PLANTS FIND A GOOD HOME .


PLEASE BRING A WRAPPED GARDENING GIFT THERE WILL BE A GIFT EXCHANGE .

THERE WILL ALSO BE OTHER PRIZES GIVEN AWAY .

ALL PLANTS SHOULD BE POTTED IN 4 INCH & LARGER POTS MARKED WITH AS MUCH INFO AS POSSIBLE.

FEEL FREE TO LET US KNOW IF YOUR LOOKING FOR ANY SPECIAL PLANTS SUCH AS HOSTAS, LILIES, ECHINACEA,
GROUND COVERS , ECT .

CAN HARDLY WAIT TILL SPRING
SUSIE

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Bizzie11
Sand Lake, MI

February 1, 2011
8:45 AM

Post #8342631

Ahhh Susie,
Glad to hear you are already planning another swap. I will get the date on the calendar. Right now, Kris and I will plan to be there. So excited. I hope I potted up some good treats last fall. Can't wait to see everyone again.
Leann

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

February 1, 2011
10:56 AM

Post #8343034

I Hope to find many more new plants this year also :) we need to wake everyone up & Get them in here to think spring :))))))

well daddy just yelled to say mail came so i have to get my long johns on :) BURRRRRRR.
you all have a great day & Be safe.

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

February 7, 2011
5:16 AM

Post #8358528

Gee where is everyone guess you all think it is to early to THINK SPRING :) .

not for me , It will be here before you know it :)))
shelbelle
Grand Rapids, MI

February 19, 2011
11:43 AM

Post #8380797

Yay! So excited! Hubby just bought a truck, hee hee...

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

February 19, 2011
11:43 AM

Post #8380798

So happy to hear that
Bizzie11
Sand Lake, MI

February 22, 2011
9:30 AM

Post #8386418

Oh Shel, You are so lucky. Now we can really load you up. Then you get all those lovelies home and realize you have to plant them. Temporary insanity indeed.
Leann

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

February 22, 2011
9:44 AM

Post #8386442

SO Will Dear Hubby Be comming with to HELP LOAD ????
shelbelle
Grand Rapids, MI

March 9, 2011
8:57 AM

Post #8416347

Ha! One can always try to get the DH to come :-) He is especially indebted after our mishap last fall... He thought he was helping with fall cleanup and DUG UP all my plants from the swap. He knew he was in trouble when he found me on my knees, sobbing, searching the ground for remnants of roots. Not a good day. But he was very sorry and is planning on a big trip to the greenhouse as soon as it is time :-) LOL.

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

March 10, 2011
5:47 AM

Post #8417943

Maybe we can get BIZZIES Hubby to talk to him :)

shelbelle
Grand Rapids, MI

March 11, 2011
8:01 AM

Post #8420092

I don't know... I think my garden will be better off if he doesn't even TRY!!!!!!!! LOL
Bizzie11
Sand Lake, MI

March 12, 2011
6:18 PM

Post #8423140

Shel,
Was there anything in particular he dug up that you are heartbroken about? I may be able to bring extras for you in addition to swap plants. Let us know.
Leann

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

March 13, 2011
5:14 AM

Post #8423697

Same here shel , just let us know , hope you will get intouch with linda & let them know of the swap so they can be ready this spring :)))

BIRDIE : OH BIRDIE WHERE ARE YOU HIDING THESE DAYS .
RONA : WHERE ARE YOU ??? also

Spring is on the way
susie
shelbelle
Grand Rapids, MI

March 18, 2011
7:19 AM

Post #8434106

Thanks guys, I'll have to get out there and take inventory. I know he dug up the false indigo, I was particularly bummed about that. And a few more I'll have to check my notebook... Can't wait till spring! This nice weather the past few days is really making it hard to sit at my desk!!!!!!!!!!!!

I did let Linda know, by the way :-)

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

March 18, 2011
6:35 PM

Post #8435362

COOL Sure hope she can make it :) Ask her if we are going to plan another trip to the HERB FARM ????
& WHEN ????? I WENT To Fredrik Meijers Garden today with a DG MEmber from TX Up here Visiting we had a wonderful time

here is a link to our day at the gardens if you click on slide show it is great .

time to lay back have a great weekend

susie
Bizzie11
Sand Lake, MI

March 20, 2011
3:52 PM

Post #8438920

I was out in the gardens today and yesterday. Pulling out all the leaves we missed in the fall - way more than we thought. But it was nice to see all the little baby plant shoots braving the cold. We had to have a small fire so we could warm and hands and buns when we got too cold. I guess I have spring fever bad.

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

March 21, 2011
6:25 AM

Post #8440161

YOUR NOT ALONE Every nice day we have I Do one garden I Just hope I can have them all done before the blooms so i can enjoy the blooms :)
happy gardening all .
shelbelle
Grand Rapids, MI

March 21, 2011
7:50 AM

Post #8440357

Looks like Linda has another obligation on the day of our swap, bummer!

The more I look into it the more depressed I get... It looks like I've lost all my blackberry candylilies (I had grown them from seed and was so proud :-( Also a number of foxgloves, irises and various types of sedum... There was a cool bloodwart (I think that is what it was called) I'd gotten at the swap that is gone... a lavender, and a thyme. And a pink coreopsis I'm pretty bummed about too.

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

March 21, 2011
8:27 AM

Post #8440431

YOU MIGHT BE SURPRISED YET Nothing of those are up here yet so don't give up yet roots are deep .
my candy lilies are not showing yet either.

have to run back later .
shelbelle
Grand Rapids, MI

March 21, 2011
10:47 AM

Post #8440742

Thanks Suzie, I'll hold out hope :-)

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

March 21, 2011
10:57 AM

Post #8440764

we are still in for bad weather so don't rush them mid aprill you will see change maybe

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

April 3, 2011
7:48 AM

Post #8468601

GM All we had a few snow flakes this morning soup i have a Nice big pot of SPLIT PEA SOUP On To Warm the OLD BONES :))) Come on over .

susie
shelbelle
Grand Rapids, MI

April 4, 2011
7:36 AM

Post #8470882

mmmm... Sounds good Susie, wish I were closer :-)

gardenlady123

gardenlady123
Plainwell, MI
(Zone 5b)

April 17, 2011
1:47 PM

Post #8502237

darn that is my weekend to work sorry! I am noyt going to re- "up" my subscription to the site this year. I do not get on enough. We can still use the site without paying. So maybe I will be able to get on here am not sure yet. I hope the swap is a huge sucess. Thanks, Ronna

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

April 17, 2011
4:10 PM

Post #8502543

Rona we will miss you sure hope maybe we can find time for a luncheon please call when you can .

roadrunner
Hereford, AZ
(Zone 8a)

April 17, 2011
8:12 PM

Post #8503132

This looks like a good time in the making...would ya'll want me to list it in the Round Up thread? Jo

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/557555/

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

April 18, 2011
6:42 AM

Post #8503588

yes you may list it for us if you would like we have a great Day together & Really would like to meet others from DG Around the area this is a great meeting place we have lots of sunshine & Shade . we are a Small Groop but we share BEAUTIFUL Plants Better then you can get in a store :))) .

here are the few of us from last spring & we hope to grow by a few more this year :)))
anyone who wants to know more can call me at 269-945-4323
ty JO

http://s10.photobucket.com/albums/a129/skohler1949/FREEPORT PLANT SWAP 2010/
Bizzie11
Sand Lake, MI

April 18, 2011
7:30 AM

Post #8503710

Shel, How is the plant search going? I can help you with blackberry lilies and probably the false indigo. Leann

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

April 18, 2011
7:37 AM

Post #8503729

Shel you can check my list also & I CAN BRING to you.

gardenlady123

gardenlady123
Plainwell, MI
(Zone 5b)

May 14, 2011
5:41 AM

Post #8561988

Well I am back on wanting to do some trading but am not able to come to the swap. I need some shade plants... Am looking at my area and it looks beautiful but want more. Gardening is so much fun. Relaxing. I worked for hours yesterday and could hardly move for the rest of the day lol. But enjoyed every minuet! Sorry about the swap but hope you all have a great time. Ronna

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

May 14, 2011
6:18 AM

Post #8562050

Rona I Have many great new plants to share this spring so hope you make room on your calendar for us :)
I have been potting up many many plants .

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gardenlady123

gardenlady123
Plainwell, MI
(Zone 5b)

May 14, 2011
6:38 AM

Post #8562081

Thanks Susie but we are very tight on emplyees now and I am not able to get an extra sat off. So I will not be able to come to the swap:( Your Iris are absolutly georgeous! But I however do not have enough sun in my yard to force a bloom sad to say. Thanks, Ronna
dorothian
Bad Axe, Mich., FL
(Zone 5a)

May 15, 2011
10:46 AM

Post #8564348

Susie, I just looked at your photos from last year's swap. Where's your picture??
I am sorry that I can't go again this year as I also have prior commitments. It looks like everyone had a very good time.

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

May 15, 2011
12:10 PM

Post #8564505

Here are a few pic's from last one I'm the 1st pic sure wish you could make it down
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/fp.php?pid=7889400
serenaski
Traverse City, MI
(Zone 6a)

May 17, 2011
9:10 AM

Post #8569160

Hi everyone,
I have never been to a swap, partly because I do not have a lot of stuff properly named. I am going to ask a few stupid questions, so that I may be able to prepare for a swap.

1) If some of what you want to swap is coming out of your ground, how long before the swap should you dig it up and pot it, to make sure that it will be okay?

2) Could it include things that you started from seed their first year, or is it better to wait and see if they survive an entire year either in a pot or temporarily in the ground before taking them?

3) How many plants do you need to take to a swap to not get laughed at? and to make your presence worth while?

The pictures kind of look like everyone has a greenhouse in their backyard, I know that is probably not the case, but you are obviously all well established gardeners. Are newbies discouraged from going to something this organized?

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

May 17, 2011
10:13 AM

Post #8569297

Q ) If some of what you want to swap is coming out of your ground, how long before the swap should you dig it up and pot it, to make sure that it will be okay?

(A) AS SOON AS YOU CAN POT THE PLANT UP IT WILL DO MUCH BETTER FOR SHOW AT THE SWAP
ALL PLANTS SOMETIME GO INTO SHOCK FOR A DAY OR SO ,IN THIS CASE USE SOME THRIVE ON THEM THAT HELPS & FOUND IN YOUR LOCAL GARDEN STORES .

Q ) Could it include things that you started from seed their first year, or is it better to wait and see if they survive an entire year either in a pot or temporarily in the ground before taking them?

A) WE DO NOT DO SEEDLINGS IN OUR SWAP'S WE BULBS, PERENNIALS , SOME HOUSE PLANTS,

Q ) How many plants do you need to take to a swap to not get laughed at? and to make your presence worth while?

A) YOU WILL NOT BE LAUGHTED AT TILL END OF THE SWAP WHEN WE SEE YOU FILLING YOUR CAR & YOU HAVE NO ROOM FOR YOUR PASSENGERS SIT . SO PLEASE BE WELL WARNED :) hehe

JUST ASK SHEL OR LEANN :)) i DO HOPE Y6OU CAN COME JOIN US IT IS SO MUCH FUN

YOU WILL GO HOME WITH MORE THEN YOU BRING ANYWAY SO NOT TO WORRY . IF YOU HAVE OTHER QUESTION JUST CALL ME . 269- 945- 4323
SUSIE
serenaski
Traverse City, MI
(Zone 6a)

May 17, 2011
3:15 PM

Post #8569863

Thanks so much Susie, I will try to make it this year, but it might be next year before I have proper names for enough stuff to trade:-)

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

May 17, 2011
4:05 PM

Post #8569955

just pot up bring what you have we have many gardeners who can proble tell you what you have for we do have books with us to identify plants together. so bring what you can . My Grandmother had a boarding house up in your area for many many years my mother was from up that way spent many summers up on DUCK LAKE Near the MUSIC Camp when we were kids
sure miss it :)

we hope you can make it love to meet you .
serenaski
Traverse City, MI
(Zone 6a)

May 17, 2011
5:40 PM

Post #8570170

Okay, I'll do that, it would be a great way to learn what I have.

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

May 18, 2011
4:10 AM

Post #8570966

there will be a Master garden there that can help you also . just pot them now & they will look great in time for the swap. maybe you can find a friend or hubby to come with .

Birdie can you call me when you have a few mins ??

Eleven

Eleven
Royal Oak, MI
(Zone 6a)

May 18, 2011
4:49 AM

Post #8571005

serenaski, I can be your newbie buddy for the swap! I was wanting to attend but worried about having enough plants to swap, potting them up right, knowing anyone etc. Thanks for asking your questions because now I'm more excited than worried. =)

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

May 18, 2011
5:50 AM

Post #8571095

there is nothing to worry about all we ask is that you DO NOT Pot Plants in PAPER CUPS .

If you do not have pots we ask for you to maybe save MILK Jugs You can put holes in bottom plant your plants & You can set them into a Plastic bag so you don't get dirt in your car .

there will be refreshment served if you want to get into out gift exchange Just make,or buy, a garden related gift
$5.00 or more place in a brown paper bag if will fit it is fun .

there will also be other prizes given away .

there will be extra pots there that you may take for the taken to pot up plants for the next swap .
It will not take you long to get into conversation with others trust me , shelbelle was our little fly the 1st swap
for the 1st hour maybe :))) wish i would have taken a picture of her "LITTLE" Car when she left :)
the following year I Think She Brought HUBBYS TRUCK :) Right??? Shel
same with Bizzie .

trush you all will have a great time & no time to be a fly you all will be busy as BEES Looking over what PLANTS You are going to search for . :)

if you have question please feel free to ask ,

here are some pictures from 2009 swap
http://s10.photobucket.com/albums/a129/skohler1949/FREEPORT PLANT SWAP 09/

this is 2010 swap
http://s10.photobucket.com/albums/a129/skohler1949/FREEPORT PLANT SWAP 2010/

give you some idea as to who we are & HOW MUCH FUN WE ARE :)
serenaski
Traverse City, MI
(Zone 6a)

May 18, 2011
9:16 AM

Post #8571514

Hi Eleven, it'll be great to have a newbie buddy:-) And I am going to ask yet another silly question.

The first post mentioned a luncheon and Susie you mentioned refreshments, so should we be bringing a dish to pass? If so are there any guide-lines other than cold and easy?

My hostas are at the stage where they look like horns sticking up about 5 or 6 inches out of the ground, should I try to dig and pot some now or is it better to wait until the leaves unfurl?
(now looks convenient, but I don't want hurt them at a delicate stage---I know I should have dug them up last fall to thin and spread them)

Eleven

Eleven
Royal Oak, MI
(Zone 6a)

May 18, 2011
1:18 PM

Post #8571998

Serenaski, this would be the perfect time to divide your hostas! They are much easier to handle now than when their leaves go every which way. I find that a fork lifts the plant with less damage than trying to dig them out with a shovel. Also, be mindful of the possibility of spreading HVX and sanitize your tools between dividing hostas. I will look forward to seeing you =)

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

May 18, 2011
3:30 PM

Post #8572252

as for Luncheon county heath dpt says we cannot share anything with salad dressing ,mayo or eggs into it so with that in mind what ever you want to bring & Share is fine . there is electric plug ins at the park. & Many tables we just ask that you bring a cheap TABLECLOTH To put onto the table so we do not get the tables dirty with our plants .

The tables are very long so bring a fairly long one i get the plastic ones from a $1.store so they can be thrown out if need be :)

I Agree by digging now they will do much better . I what I do when I dig my plants that i will be sharing is put them all in one spot with filter sun like the back side of my house & I spray them with a solution that I got from a jerry baker book . this you can use all season

1 c baby shampoo , cleans the plants
1 c antiseptic mouthwash kills bateria & keeps insects away
1 c tobacco tea insect do not like this mix to make the tobacco tea
place 1 handful of chewing tobacco in an old nylon soak in a gal of hot water untill dark brown

I use this mix on other plants also Get most my suplies at the $1.store except the tobacco.. I hope we will see you there .

if you have GARDENING Books You have out grown & would like to find other bring yours to trade with others
if you paint STONES OR Plaques You can trade for plants .
Whatever your hobby is or craft is bring it there just maybe some one who will love to trade for it .




serenaski
Traverse City, MI
(Zone 6a)

May 18, 2011
4:38 PM

Post #8572388

Thank you both for the advice, I don't know yet what HVX is but I will be careful to clean tools while I work. Thanks also for the recipe.

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

May 18, 2011
5:18 PM

Post #8572508

Your welcome just ask someone will try to help you .
serenaski
Traverse City, MI
(Zone 6a)

May 20, 2011
1:49 PM

Post #8576092

My hostas have turned into indomitable squid monsters with a kazillion thick strong grasping arms hanging onto each other and the earth for dear life, twisting and tangling within each other to form a stronghold impenetrable to not only a dinky fork and a little hand spade, but also to my trusty shovel. I have been defeated. Help!

After an hours struggle I got one clump, too big for any little four inch pot, out and potted (kind of) into a half gallon pot with barely enough room for potting soil. Is it possible for plants to become potbound while in the ground? Why have they stayed so tightly bound to each other rather than spreading out into the considerable area that they were given? Are their roots supposed to be 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick and covering a way larger and deeper area than the plant above ground? /Users/szimans/Pictures/iPhoto Library/Modified/2011/May 20, 2011/2011-05-20_17-15-19_712.jpg

This message was edited May 20, 2011 4:25 PM
serenaski
Traverse City, MI
(Zone 6a)

May 20, 2011
2:28 PM

Post #8576147

oops, tried to add a picture of the mess it didn't work, sorry for the clutter.

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deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

May 20, 2011
5:53 PM

Post #8576528

I did a few today & I TOOK MY hose to them washed all the dirt out of them then they came appart much easier > if you have a big butcher Knief you can maybe cut into the root of them to get them pried apart.
I have been busy digging & potting & digging to ship , trying to mow the grass it is so tall from all the rain .

well off to get daddy to bed so i can get some sleep another big day tomorrow
serenaski
Traverse City, MI
(Zone 6a)

May 20, 2011
6:49 PM

Post #8576649

Hi Susie,
The hose thing I did try, but I was kind of afraid to cut the roots. Thinking back, I do not know why I was afraid to hurt something that was so obviously hearty. Tomorrow morning I will pick out a long bladed kitchen knife to sacrifice to the cause. Thanks again for your help.
Serena

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

May 21, 2011
4:05 AM

Post #8577064

As long as you just make a straight cut & there is plenty of root you won't hurt them.
well off to pot up a few more this morning can you believe there is only two weeks from today & going to have a great time .

Don't forget if you want to get in on the GIFT EXCHANGE Bring a GARDENING Gift Can Be Any type of Garden decor JUst fit it into a CLOSED Paper Bag Or a Box Just so NO ONE Can get SNOOPY :)))

well much to do so you all have a great day .
shelbelle
Grand Rapids, MI

May 23, 2011
10:55 AM

Post #8582072

I think my first swap I showed up with a dozen ditch lilies in plastic grocery store bags. No one laughed—in fact they were very gracious, saying how they just LOVED ditch lilies and snatched up every one of them! It is a great group, lots of fun... and you will leave with much more than you come, it never fails. We look forward to having you! And I'm sure we can help you ID some things too.

Shel
serenaski
Traverse City, MI
(Zone 6a)

May 23, 2011
12:34 PM

Post #8582254

Thanks, so far I did 10 x 4"pots of an un-named variegated hosta, and one half-gal pot with a sizable chink of the same type of hosta. I also did 2 half-gal pots of a house plant that was rumored to be a 'yucca tree', but all attempts to actually verify that have failed. It's getting close but I was considering putting a couple guys that someone told me were 'golden globe', and some weird little sedum type guys that are really cute but might be a weed. I am on a learning mission.

I never realized how many recipes I have that contain eggs, at first I thought no mayo, no salad dressing, no problem I'll take something sweet. Then it became apparent to me that without chickens there can be no cake, all hail the laying hens.

Tomorrow is errand day, so I'll hit the dollar store and Tractor Supply. Does anyone know if that park is dog friendly? With travel time my day will be a bit long to leave my corgi home, so I need to either get the neighbor girl to babysit or bring my corgi-girl with me.

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

May 23, 2011
1:24 PM

Post #8582378

I Honestly do not know about dog friendly for it is a PINIC Area & Play Grounds for Kids it is not really very big so if you can get a sitter it might be less problem for you if you can get a sitter so you can enjoy your day with us :)

CAKES , Brownies, Cookies, all are ok anything baked with eggs or mayo is fine , it is just anything that has to be kept cold is what they frown on you can bring cold salad if it is kept on ice , anything that is hot as long as you can keep it hot in a crock pot ,

this is going to be a great swap can hardly wait to meet all you new ones I have to go raid my friends garden tomorrow for you beginners :) She is moving & Has to find homes for her plants so i will be bringing many with me .

well off to get super back later .
susie

Eleven

Eleven
Royal Oak, MI
(Zone 6a)

May 23, 2011
6:45 PM

Post #8583049

deejay, I'm sorry to hear the news about your friend leaving her plants behind!

I remember reading somewhere to post if you have any particular wants. I'm mostly on the lookout for:
Indian Pink
Lungwort 'Mrs. Moon'
Primroses (other than the bright yellow cowslip)
Any hosta I don't have
Lots of Sweet Woodruff. (The squirrels ate my last trade for it. This try, I will house it in a cage until it takes root!)

So far I have:
Hosta 'Golden Tiara' x3
Hosta 'Night Before Christmas' x1
Some kind of barberry x1
Evening Primrose x4

And considering the following, but not sure if there would be interest:
Black Cohosh
Canadian Columbine
Canadian Wild Ginger
Dwarf Crested Iris
Geranium maculatum
Lysimachia ciliata 'Firecracker'
Noid Ferns
Phlox stolonifera

I just barely started potting things up here and keep second guessing myself. Oops.

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

May 24, 2011
4:40 AM

Post #8583742

I Think i have Mrs Moon Lungwort I can share with you .
INDIAN PINK WHAT Is That ????
I Have a few Primrose red & yellow do not know their names will try to get pictures in case blooms are gone.
I have many Hostas but to tell you names I cannot a gal shared with me a few years back they all had name tags
but names faded off over the years .
I will have many Named DWARF IRISES & SOME tall Bearded Hope in Bloom . I Have also a Missiour Primrose
that is just so Pretty when they bloom .

I would like to find more MUM"S , Asters BLUE ONLY , newer conflowers , white bee balm ,
Rhododendron & Azalea , dwarf sea Thrift s any colors , dianthus REDS & White.

well daddy is up & i have his BKF Ready so you all Keep potting up chat later great day to play outside :)
susie

Eleven

Eleven
Royal Oak, MI
(Zone 6a)

May 24, 2011
5:36 AM

Post #8583838

Indian Pink - Spigelia marilandica
A lovely native plant that I think would grow well in my shade =)
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/48891/

And my Evening Primrose is similar to the Missouri Primrose, but it was tentatively identified as Oenothera fruticosa subsp. glauca http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/1127/

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

May 24, 2011
8:22 AM

Post #8584149

that is the primrose i have it is so pretty but it dose spread I Have had to dig a trench around it so it will not go into my irises or daylilies ") but the clump is just beautyful.

Love the marilandica very nice maybe save me one :) I Have PG Hydrangeas
, Duetzia http://www.bhg.com/gardening/plant-dictionary/shrub/deutzia/

& a couple young Hardy gardenia frost proof

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

June 3, 2011
4:58 AM

Post #8605670

OK I Just Heard on the news that there are chances of slight showers but sounds as they are going to be more NORTH Of Grand Rapid .

Let me just say when they say chances of rain we usually do not get it so i hope that many of you will not let the weather scare you off we are all under a Great shelter & It will be warm FRIENDLY & SO MUCH FUN
RAIN OR SHINE I Have some really Nice DOOR PRIZES My Trailer & Back of my car will be Loaded tonight

I will do my best to get back in here tonight Have so much to do today & take daddy to his dr apt,
SO chat later .

susie
serenaski
Traverse City, MI
(Zone 6a)

June 3, 2011
5:20 PM

Post #8606890

Hi Everyone,

My car was down for the past week and I thought for a bit that I would not be able to make it down there, but I got my car back and in running order this evening. I will be driving down from Traverse City and have never been to Freeport before. When I stuck Main Street, Freeport MI into google maps it gave me Freeport but no Main Street. So far it basically says US-131 to I-96 to M-50 to Freeport Ave. to 108th St. to State St. to Division St.. Does anyone have any suggestions from there?

Thanks,
Serena (231)499-0343 ... this is my cell , if you don't see me by 10am that means I am lost somewhere in or around Freeport :-)

meadowyck

meadowyck
Brooksville, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 3, 2011
5:34 PM

Post #8606920

Oh please post pictures as I will live through them.

We moved away from Cleveland and now live in the south so I guess I will never get to meet yall or partake of any wonderful plants.

It just about killed me to say good bye to three hard years of planting and developing a garden at the house we had. Now I'm looking to start over but since it is a HUGE difference in the types of plants for here it will be a while before I have any plants.

So don't forget those of us who aren't able to come, as we live through your pictures.

Hope tomorrow is the perfect weather day for everyone to have a great time.

Jan
serenaski
Traverse City, MI
(Zone 6a)

June 3, 2011
5:44 PM

Post #8606945

Susie, Thanks so much for the directions, see you tomorrow.

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

June 3, 2011
6:06 PM

Post #8606994

trust me going to be a great day I'm Packed Was going to post a picture but it is time for me to lay up for the long day tomorrow can hardly wait to meet & Greet many of you . yes i have my camera
susie

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

June 3, 2011
6:07 PM

Post #8606996

your welcome can hardly wait
good nite all

Eleven

Eleven
Royal Oak, MI
(Zone 6a)

June 3, 2011
9:28 PM

Post #8607446

I'm really sad to miss going tomorrow =( I have allergy testing scheduled Tuesday, so no antihistamines in over a week. After tonight, I can't even take Benadryl. But I barely survived this week in my cubicle at work, so spending a day outside a couple hours from home is probably a really bad idea. I haven't even been able to water my garden or plant anything new in the ground.

Here's to hoping there's another swap in the fall (Ronna said there usually is). Serena, I hope you enjoy yourself enough for the both of us =)

Shawna

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

June 4, 2011
3:44 AM

Post #8607708

well up & Ready I Have a few more plants to get dug up so off the the great out door i will be leaving here as soon as my sister gets here at 8:30 some shopping to do also . Can hardly wait to meet you all.

Eleven I'm so sorry you can't make it I also have allergies I was to go in also this tuesday for testing but i just cancled
& Live with them there are just to many drugs out there that will Kill you anyway just ask my Niece who almost died THURSDAY Night from the meds her doctor put her on she came out of acoma last night at 5;30 pm & NOW Is out of danger, at my age Gardening is my drug of choice ,even with plugged nose,drippy eyes .

well see many of you out at the park it is a clear day so far here & i see no rain clouds at all :))))
serenaski
Traverse City, MI
(Zone 6a)

June 4, 2011
4:03 PM

Post #8608851

Hi Everyone,

I had a wonderful time today at the swap, and came away with a lot of great plants. The drive down and back went quicker each way than I thought, I was home at 5:20pm. I put all my new green friends in a nice shady spot and gave them a big drink of water then came in and did the same for myself (house has ac but the car doesn't). It was such a pleasure to meet everyone, hopefully the rule holds true : merrily we met, and merrily we did part, so merrily we shall meet again.

Thanks so much to everyone for your kindness and generosity,
Serena

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

June 5, 2011
4:18 AM

Post #8609880

GM All sorry about not posting last night But just so tired out after such a rushed Busy week & Daddy wants me to go get our groceries this morning so when i get back i will tell you so much more along with post the pictures . will be back soon MID Morning hope if all gose well
Serena It was a HUGE Pleasure Meeting you & So Happy you was able to Join us :)
back soon
susie

meadowyck

meadowyck
Brooksville, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 5, 2011
6:16 AM

Post #8610026

waiting on the edge of my seat...LOL

Jan

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

June 5, 2011
10:08 AM

Post #8610545

WAIT IS OVER & WHEN YOU ALL SEE THE PLANTS YOU PAST UP YOU ARE GOING TO BE SO SO MAD AT YOURSELF IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL DAY , GOOD EATS , LOTSA TREATS, LOTSA DRINKS :) &MOST OF ALL
BEST OF PLANTS & FRIENDSHIP.


WELL 1ST TO ARRIVE WAS MYSELF SO I GOT 1ST PICK OF THE TABLES :)

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deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

June 5, 2011
10:17 AM

Post #8610558

COULDN'T GET MYSELF & ALL MY PLANTS IN SO HERE ARE MY TWO TABLE OF PLANTS :)
GUESS I FORGOT TO TAKE THE PICTURE OF THE GIFT EXCHANGE TABLE BUT WAIT SEE WHAT MY GIFT WAS :)

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deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

June 5, 2011
10:26 AM

Post #8610576

SORRY FOR THE SPOTS THINK ONE OF MY KITTEN'S WALKED OVER THE FROG AFTER IT ATE ITS DINNER & FORGOT TO WASH HIS PAWS :) BUT A HUGE THANK YOU TO KRISS & LEANN FOR THE CATERPILLAR & THEY ALSO MAKE THESE GREAT FROGS & I JUST HAD TO HAVE ONE WOULD HAVE TAKEN TWO IF I HAD KNOWN IT WAS OK :))) & EXCHANGES FOR PLANTS BUT I DIDN'T WANT THEM TO THINK I WAS GREEDY :)

ARN;T THE CUTEST NO ONE WANTED THE BIG HEAVY BOX & IT WAS THE LAST TO BE PICKED SO IT WENT TO ME & I'AM SO PLEASED :)

OK ENOUGH OF ME NOW FOR ALL THE OTHER GREAT SWAPPERS .

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deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

June 5, 2011
10:30 AM

Post #8610580

#2 TO ARRIVE WAS SERENA FROM TRAVERSE CITY SHE CAME THE FARTHEST & I DO WISH I HAD AN EXTRA GIFT JUST FOR HER
SHE WAS ONE OF OUR NEWEST MEMBERS TO THE SWAP & SURE SHE WE BE BACK :) IF GODS WILLING .
WELCOME SERENA & HUGE THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HELP :) MAYBE YOU CAN SHOW OR TELL THE GIFT YOU RECIEVED AS A DOOR PRIZE .

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deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

June 5, 2011
10:36 AM

Post #8610593

3RD TO ARRIVE WAS KRISS & LEANN FROM SAND LAKE AREA :
YOU ALL MISS SOME REALLY NICE PLANTS FOR THEY HAD THREE TABLES FULL TO SHARE

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deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

June 5, 2011
10:36 AM

Post #8610596

PIC #2 OF THEM

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deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

June 5, 2011
10:38 AM

Post #8610598

#4 WAS A FRIEND & CLASS MATE OF MINE YEARS BACK :) CAROL

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deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

June 5, 2011
10:41 AM

Post #8610605

#5 WAS SHELBELLE :) & HER NIECE & SORRY SHEL KNOW ONE WROTE HER NAME DOWN & I FORGOT HER NAME SURE HAPPY SHE CAME :) GIVE HER OUR BEST .

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deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

June 5, 2011
10:44 AM

Post #8610616

#6 IS A LADY NOT FAR FROM ME DOWN BY BRISTAL CORNORS WHO CAME TO MY GARAGE SALE THIS WEEK & WAS HAPPY TO COME TRADE PLANTS WITH US SHE HAS JUST RETIRED BUT IS NOT ON THE COMPUTOR BUT MAYBE IF SHE HANGS WITH ME LONG ENOUGH :)
THIS IS BRENDA ANOTHER NEWBIE

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deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

June 5, 2011
10:51 AM

Post #8610625

OK LADY IN BLACK & WHITE IS DEB ANOTHER NEWBIE THERE IN TOWN WHO HAD SEEN THE POSTERS & JUST HAD TO COME SEE WHAT WE WERE ABOUT & BOY WAS SHE HAPPY SHE DID :)
ANOTHER HAPPY GARDENER:)

LADY WITH DEB IS ROSEMARY SHE couldn"t swap this time for she had to go with her HUBBY he is a very talented sculpter of garden art &puts them on display . will share with you later after i find their site :)

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deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

June 5, 2011
10:54 AM

Post #8610631

& now we have my new gardening friend from last spring SHERI & She invited her father & Mother in-law & they also had a great time & hope they will be back next spring .

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meadowyck
Brooksville, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 5, 2011
4:14 PM

Post #8611224

thanks so much for the pics. I must say a mighty nice looking group of folks and I never seen the likes of all those plants... you all are really generous with your plants.

Everyone with smiles so I'm thinking everyone had a great time. Nothing better than meeting up with folks that you talk with on line and having good food and lots of plant talk...

Jan

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

June 5, 2011
4:56 PM

Post #8611316

yes we all have a great time & so much laughter & yes for the most part very very generous with plants :)
maybe you can come next year for a vacation I Have a huge place you can camp out in :).
well it has been a busy day getting caught up with mail & Other post .
now i have to go chat with leann on FB :) Good nite all

meadowyck

meadowyck
Brooksville, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 6, 2011
3:52 AM

Post #8612082

thanks so much for posting them, but this is on Floridian who is so happy to be back home that I'll not be leaving anytime soon for parts up north. I love me sunshine.

Jan

Eleven

Eleven
Royal Oak, MI
(Zone 6a)

June 6, 2011
5:38 AM

Post #8612224

Awww, thanks for much for posting this! Everyone looks so happy, and the plants look awesome! I hope nothing keeps me from the next swap =) Glad everyone had a good time!

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

June 6, 2011
8:03 AM

Post #8612529

Well i lost my post
But i just wanted to say we always have a great time even with just a few of us Guess people thought it was going to rainy or didn't want to get out in the heat well let me just say this spot is full of sun & Mostly shade & We had to TAPE Down Our table cloths & Prop up the Glass Vases filled with GLADS From Blowing over the wind was like a fan you didn't notice the heat .
UNLESS You Wore a heavy shirt ☺

we have beautiful plants for the most part to share & it worke out where everyone won a door prize

well brother is here to put in the air conditioner so will go chat with him you all have a super day .
susie

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

April 11, 2012
8:03 AM

Post #9078274

WE ARE BACK PLEASE COME CHAT WITH US

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