The Sign-up Period for the Hosta Swap is Now........CLOSED.
All Hosta Boxes Received by July 1st..."Thank You All"!
Ask and You Shall Receive...
It is that Time of Year...Time for Another Fun and Exciting Hosta Swap...
So that Means it's Time for...the...
2011 - Spring 'Secret Hosta Swap'!
The 2011 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)
2011 Spring 'Secret Hosta Swap' Rules
If You Wish to Participate in the 2011 Spring 'Secret Hosta Swap'...
You Need to Sign-Up by Friday, June 10th, 2011 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 11th, 2011.
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 20th, 2011.
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.
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 2011 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.
Following are Links from the HostaLibrary.org.:
(A Wonderful Source and a Wealth of Information)
Simple Instructions for Dividing Hosta.
Simple Instructions for Shipping Hosta:
Hosta Virus X - (HVX )
Another Very Good Source with Visuals for:
Digging-Dividing and Shipping Hosta.
2011 Spring 'Secret Hosta Swap' Participant Listing
SENT and RECEIVED.
(Here is a Chart of What the Standings Currently are.)
We Have...18 Participants
'50glee (NC)'- Hosta Box Sent- 6/23
6/17~Hosta Box Received from Mittsy(mittsy) in New York.
'beaux' (PA)- Hosta Box Sent- 6/15
6/20~Hosta Box Received from Joyce/(joycet) in Ohio.
'bentleygardens' (GA)'- Hosta Box Sent- 6/16
6/16~Hosta Box Received from Frank(franknjim) in Illinois.
'Crit' (OK)- Hosta Box Sent- 6/23
6/23~Hosta Box Received from Helen(HelenVT) in Vermont .
'Eleven' (MI)- Hosta Box Sent- 6/22
6/25~Hosta Box Received from Marna(Mrs_Ed) in Illinois.
'franknjim' (IL)- Hosta Box Sent- 6/14
6/18~Hosta Box Received from Ed(bentleygardens) in Georgia.
'gardenlady123' (MI) - Hosta Box Sent- 6/20
6/20~Hosta Box Received from Lelan(ZZTOPSOIL) in Oregon.
'gardenmart' (MA)- Hosta Box Sent- 6/21
6/25~Hosta Box Received from Patti(Crit) in Oklahoma.
'happgarden' (MO)- Hosta Box Sent- 6/29
7/1~Hosta Box Received from Maureen(maureenpm00) in New York.
'HelenVT' (VT)- Hosta Box Sent- 6/20
6/24~Hosta Box Received from Beverly(50glee) in North Carolina.
'hostaluver84' (WI)- Hosta Box Sent- 6/21
6/23~Hosta Box Received from Rose(Rose1656) in Illinois.
'joycet' (OH)- Hosta Box Sent- 6/17
6/21~Hosta Box Received from Ronna(gardenlady123) in Michigan.
'maureenpm00' (NY)- Hosta Box Sent- 6/27
6/23~Hosta Box Received from Martha(gardenmart) in Massachutes.
'mittsy' (NY)- Hosta Box Sent- 6/20
6/17~Hosta Box Received from Betsy(beaux) in PA.
'Mrs_Ed' (IL)- Hosta Box Sent- 6/23
6/30~Hosta Box Received from Joyce(happgarden) in Missouri.
'plantnutz' (GA)- Hosta Box Sent- 6/18
6/24~Hosta Box Received from Shawna(Eleven) in Michigan.
'Rose1656' (IL)- Hosta Box Sent- 6/20
6/21~Hosta Box Received from Brenda(plantnutz) in Georgia.
'ZZTOPSOIL' - OR- Hosta Box Sent- 6/18
6/24~Hosta Box Received from Bobbi(hostaluver84) in Wisconsin .>
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2011 - 'Spring Secret Hosta Swap' - Sign-Up Below.
The Sign-up Period for the Hosta Swap is Now........CLOSED.
Well you must have known we were talking about you :-) I'm in!
I lost 'Spring Fling' this year, so I guess that one is on my wish list
Here's my list
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You are Quick My Dear Hostaholic..
And Yes...My Ears Have Been Burning for a Week Now.
Oh I did say I was busy. But as I sit in my daughters kitchen (600 miles from home & one glass of dinner wine . . .before dinner)
- I cannot resist.
YES!! Sign me up.
. . . well maybe, just maybe I have a slight habitual tendency towards Hosta Swaps.
And its a "Good Thing"!!
Sign Me Up!
Count me in too! Dmail officially sent!!
I currently have maybe 85 hostas and keep my journal on DG up-to-date: http://davesgarden.com/community/journals/vbc/Eleven/87341/
I already have divisions of these ready:
Night Before Christmas
Sum and Substance
I would love anything new, especially any of the following from my wish list =)
Just edited to add hosta divisions ready.
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I asked a question on your other thread about a swap and last I looked it hadn't been answered. What about hostas that are patented? Do we divide them or not? It's quite a long list -
'American Icon' PP #17441
'Anne' PP #10661
'Aristocrat' PP #11286
'Atlantis' PP #17093
'Beckoning' PP #18371
'Blue Cups' PPAF
'Blue Ivory' PP #19623
'Cat and Mouse' PPAF
'Cathedral Windows' PP #17295
'Christmas Candy' PPAF
'Clifford's Stingray' PP #17279
'Dancing in the Rain' PP #15977
'El Nino' PP #14632
'Eskimo Pie' PP #16290
'Eye Declare' PP #18466
'Final Summation' PPAF
'Fireworks' PP #16062
'Forest Fire' PP #17644
'Fragrant Queen' PP #19508
'Golden Meadows' PPAF
'Grand Marquee' PP #15961
'Great Escape' PP #19003
'Hanky Panky' PP #16217
'High Society' PP #17313
'Hollywood Lights' PP #17296
'Independence' PP #17044
'Jerry Landwehr' PPAF
'Journey's End' PP #16895
'June Fever' PP #15340
'Karin' PP #12663
'Lady Guinevere' PP #15591
'Liberty' PP #12531
'Little Jay' PP #19539
'Lonesome Dove' PP #17294
'Magic Fire' PP #17524
'Morning Light' PPAF
'Mourning Dove' PP #17311
'Neptune' PP #19674
'Old Glory' PP #12503
'Orange Marmalade' PP #16742
'Paradise Joyce' PP #12119
'Paradise Power' PP #12117
'Pineapple Punch' PP #18318
plantaginea (Gold Margin) PP #8016
plantaginea (White Margin) PP #8015
'Prairie Sky' PP #17309
'Rainbow's End' PP #17251
'Regal Supreme' PP #19818
'Roy Klehm' PP #19647
'Royal Standard' PP #2467
'Secret Ambition' PP #19507
'Silk Road' PP #19835
'Singing in the Rain' PP #19565
'Solar Flare' PP #7046
'Stitch in Time' PP #18061
'Tattoo' PP #11603
'Thunderbolt' PP #14232
'Time Tunnel' PP #16435
'Titanic' PP #12402
'Touch of Class' PP #13080
'Twilight' PP #14040
'White Triumphator' PP #12662
HI, I am in.
I only have a few named hostas which are:
SUM AND SUBSTANCE (new-not big enough to trade yet)
i also have several MINIS THAT I LOST THEIR NAMES.
Mainly i only want small hostas, but also like:
JEWEL OF THE NILE
CRACKER CRUMBS**** really want this one
TWIST OF LIME
TEENY WEENY BIKINI***********really really want this one
I keep editing because my wants keep changing:-)
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I would like to be in the swap. I only have 2 hosta varieties right now. Sum and Subtance and another one I'm drawing a blank on and will have to go look.
I would like any other hostas that I don't have!
All the package says is varigated. The leaves are green on the edges with serated edges of white in the center. Kind of like lightening on the edge of the white, then the full center is white. Maybe I can get a pic and someone can ID for me.
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Count me in!!
Abiqua Drinking Gourd
Liberty is PATENTED! I hate to be a wet blanket, but I feel that if people go to the trouble of patenting a hosta, we should respect that.
Ann, people can also go out and buy a hosta if they want. I know I did it last year for my swap partner, and I wasn't the only one to do so. The wants help show what kind of hostas people like. There is no obligation to send a specific hosta from someone's list.
OK Must admit I was thinking more in terms of dividing hostas already in one's garden.
My garden is fairly new. Lots of my new plants are still babies to me that I don't want to be hacking at with a shovel or knife =) But yeah, the general idea is to swap plants. Sometimes it's just not an option, for whatever reason (new plants, nematodes someone doesn't want to spread, patented plants, etc.)
Plse I am waving my hand, I want it....yeah!
Love the ones that stand up tall on tall stalks,
Love the minis
Love the giants
Hosta Orange Marmalade looks really interesting
Course would love to have Hosta Empress Wu
Have lots of shade
Edited to put my have list out, please ignore the numbers:
(310303) - Chartreuse Wiggles
(310304) - Cracker Crumb
(309755) - Day After Christmas
................ - Earth Angel
(309777) - Elegans
(309775) - Elegans (Blue Giant)
(309763) - Elvis Lives
(309529) - Fire & Ice
(309768) - Francee
(309769) - Frances Williams
(309773) - Gold Edge Aureomarginata
(309759) - Gold Standard
(309770) - Golden Tiara
(310295) - June
(310294) - Lemon Lime
(309766) - Leola Fraim
(309774) - Medio Varigata
(309765) - Night Before Christmas
(309771) - Pacific Blue Edger
(311901) - Regal Splendor
(309754) - September Sun
(309762) - Strip Tease
(309761) - Sum and Substance
(309767) - Twilight
---------------Pineapple Upside Down Cake
(310293) - whoopee
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I'm in Ö
Basically anything I don't have. I DID find an old wish list of mine from 2009. On it was:
Blue Mouse Ears
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Lelan......you KNOW I can't resist this. I'm having a lot of family issues with my parents right now... (Mom has cancer, Dad has the beginning of dementia) but I'll MAKE the time for this!
I'll try to get back later with my lists. I love em all!
Okay, Lelan, sign me up! I'll come up with a list later...
Here's my list from last year and I may have lost some of them and for sure added some which I will edit later..
Blue Mouse ears
Emerald Ruff Cut
Fire and Ice
Fortunei Alba Picta
Fried Green Tomatoes
Ice Age Trail
Iron Gate Dellight
Lakeside Black Satin
Lakeside Blue Jeans
Lakeside Cindy Cee
Lakeside Coal Miner
Lakeside Cranberry Relish
Lakeside Dot Com
Lakeside Hula Hoop
Lakeside Looking Glass
Lakeside Love Affair
Lakeside Party Dress
Lakeside Sapphire Pleatls
Lakeside Surf Rider
Night Before Christmas
Roller Coaster Ride
Silver Threads and Golden Needles
Streaking in Nebraska
Sum and Substance
Touch of Class
Yellow Splash Rim
Still loving the yellows and blues and always the streakers and red petioles and.piecrust ruffles and.....
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Okay I will participate this year also! All my hostas are giant this year due to all the rain we have had. So far I have:
many other I am having a senior moment right now.
will ad more later. lol
I am in. Here are my lists:
I have more in the gardens, but these I am getting ready to plant, move, or divide, so I know I will have these to trade definitely:
Emerald Ruff Cut
Sweet Home Chicago
I love all hostas, but especially want this year:
Jimmy Crack Corn
Lady Isobel Barnet
Queen of the Seas
...or anything blue
WOW .... never realized there were so many different hosta!!!!!!
I Have Been Shaking All the Hosta Leaves in Everyone's Gardens to Drum Up Participants...and...
Just Letting Everyone Know...
WE ARE DOWN TO THE COUNTDOWN
8 DAYS LEFT TO SIGN_UP!
So Spread the Word and Tell Your Friends Here at Dave's About the Swap.
Just wanted to add another 2 cents worth to mine. It looks like I have 3 kinds of Hosta, but only know the name of one. (I have already bought a hosta for my swap buddy) I have:
Sum and Substance
Green leaves with yellow edges
Green leaves with serated looking edges of the white that is all through the middle. Edge of the white looks kinda like lightening.
If anyone has an idea by my description, please let me know what they are.
I would love any type of hosta other than these 3. I'm excited about this swap. I love hosta's and have lots of shade/part shade.
Thanks to everyone in the swap. This will be fun!
The 2 kind of look like the 2 at the top of this page
I have H. venusta, very teensy, H. rohdeifolia, the Banana Leaf hosta, H. 'Lakeside Zinger', green and white mini with random variegations, H. 'Elvis Lives' and many others. My problem is with names. I have over 40 varieties but have lost the names on some and never had the names on others. I've gotten them from my Nana's garden, plant swaps at Roundups, church rummage sales, my in-law's downsizing of their living arrangement, swapped with my friends and neighbors, and, one of my favorites, a party favor at the opening gala of a Boston Flower Show. I do know that one's name,which is H. 'So Sweet'.
Whosoever may get my name, I love very small hosta and very large ones and I love variegated and golden varieties. Heck! I love 'em all!
I would like some 'Paul's Glory' but no 'Patriot' as this variety hates me and my garden. I have tried to grow it three separate times and it has refused to cooperate all three times by petering out and disappearing. I see other people's plants doing beautifully but here? fuggedabout it.
Well, I'm back with an updated list. Some of these are only one eyes, but I'm hoping they'll grow!
I have several noids, so if anyone I get is interested in them, I'll send some of them also.
1. Abby 44. Little Aurora
2. Albo Marginata 45. Little Red Rooster
3. Atlantis 46. Little Treasure
4. Aureomarginata 47. Montana Aureomarginata
5. Baby Bunting 48. Northern Exposure
6. Blue Angel 49. Orange Marmalade
7. Blue Cadet 50. Paradigm
8. Blue Mouse Ears 51. Paradise Joyce
9. Blue Wedgwood 52. Paulís Glory
10. Buckeye 53. Queen Josephine
11. Captain Kirk 54. Reversed Patriot
12. Cathedral Windows 55. Revolution
13. Chartreuse Wiggles 56. Roller Coaster Ride
14. Cheatin Heart 57. Royal Standard
15. Cherry Berry 58. Sagae
16. Chickadee 60. Stained Glass
17. Climax 61. Stiletto
18. Cracker Crumbs 62. Striptease
19. Crowned Imperial 63. Sum and Substance
20. Earth Angel 64. Thumbelina
21. Empress Wu 65. Thunderbolt
22. Eskimo Pie 66. Undulata Albomarginata
23. Faith 67. Undulata Univittata
24. Fire and Ice 68. Venusta
25. Fortunei Aureomarginata 69. Vulcan
26. Frances Williams 70. Whirlwind
28. Gold Edger
29. Gold Standard
30. Golden Tiara
31. Great Expectations
32. Green With Envy
34. Guardian Angel
35. Hanky Panky
36. Island Charm
37. Ivory Coast
39. June Fever
40. Lakeside Masterpiece
41. Lakeside Tycoon
42. Lakeside Zesty Zeno
43. Lemon Lime
Oh My! I was afraid I had forgotten to sign up. . . .'senior moments' morphing into Senior Realities! lol
Before I mention my desires, I've got a question: Many of my hosts leaves became tattered due to several of our recent storms. But the roots are fine, I think. Even many of my smaller plants got that 'weathered' look. Are these plants acceptable to swap?? :(
That said, my preferences are simple:
anything with red petioles,
mini hostas or
very large hostas or
any FAST growing variety
. . . ANY growing hosta! :)
However, I'd LOVE to get Pandora's Box. (My first one didn't survive winter. Next one will get moved to the garage or back porch with extra mulch, etc. In other words: PAMPERED! . . .promise! :)
More specifically, Paul's Glory, Orange Marmalade, Chery Tart, Dark Shadows
Oh and Boyz Toy, andDesigner Genes. These two have me drooling: they are Sooo cute CUTE!
Well, I hope this clarifies things! :)
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I was asked to post a list, but I am in this swap for the SURPRISE! I don't want to request or to know what you are sending. Surprise me. This is my favorite part of birthdays and Christmas too. The surprise. Whatever Hosta you send will have a good home, pride of place and I will love it!
Thanks in advance,
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Just a Last Nudge Here to Participate.
Tomorrow Night(Friday) at Midnight is the Deadline to Sign-Up for this Swap.
Saturday During the Day Everyone Will Receive the Name of the Person that They will be Sending Hosta(s) to.
I'll be Seeing Everyone on the Computer Sometime Saturday. (smile)
This is it...The Countdown.
Today (Friday - 6/10) is the...Last Day to Sign-Up!
NAMES GO OUT TOMORROW...!
Please Get Your 'Have and Want' Lists Posted or Updated by Tonight.
I'm excited and ready to go hosta shopping this weekend in case my swap recipient needs something extra! =)
Ha! Me too. But it's really just an excuse to buy a new hosta. :-D
My wants is.... Yellows, Kimono Dragon, smalls, realy not to fussy would love anything! Thanks.
The Swap is Now Closed.
Names are Going Out Shortly.
"Thank You Everyone for Participating".
To Everyone Participating...
I am Sorry but I Have an Emergency that has Just Come to be and I Have to Leave.
I Will be Back Later...It May be Tomorrow(Sunday).
Please be Patient.
I Will Get the Names Out Tomorrow(Sunday) or...
Monday by Noon at the Latest.
This was Totally Unexpected.
Everything is OK Here...Do Not Worry.