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arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

May 17, 2011
4:42 AM

Post #8568694

We came from here... http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1160896/#new
News...news... Corey is going to try his hand at the free seeds for Newbees program that we all know and love!! You can find him here http://davesgarden.com/members/RickCorey_WA/
I will be sending boxes of seed to him tomorrow so give him a few days ...to settle himself in and around all the seeds...then...he will be the go to guy!!

For now here are the directions Corey will arrange and rearrange as the days pass... I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for your participation in the program !! It has been a blessing to be able to participate myself . I have met many many wonderful people all giving and receiving. Honestly there is no better job...I know Corey will love it and be a great keeper!! I will be focusing on Mit's Irises and sales for the next few weeks, so you will know where to find me!!!

Hugs to you all. I love each and everyone of you. Robin

Chat Thread here also lots of new and old Newbees...be sure to stop in and introduce your self...

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1178854/


K here we are!! This thread is for Newbie information and questions, No scrambles on this thread...

To get your free seeds

Be Sure to put your dmail name and a note of wants in your envie, along with return name and address
Address exchange is here http://davesgarden.com/address_exchange/
You have to add your information to be able to access everyone else's

Please feel free to Dmail me with questions
Many of us "oldies" and some Newbies would like to share our seeds with those of you new to Dave's. By new, we mean you joined in the last 8 months(or so) and are a paying member.
Send me a SASBE (Self addressed, stamped bubble envelope) and we'll send you 10 packets of seeds. (Usually more, depends on our stash) That's all there is to it. Let us know you are sending your envy. Just Dmail me with sent envie today in the subject. You will get a good variety of good seeds.

If you can, stick a note in your envy and tell me they types of things you like. Veggies and Flowers, some seeds you are looking for, stuff like that. It will help me fill your envy. I can't always get just what you ask for, but will try.

Postage keeps going up so now we need five usually,

Send 5 stamps and an address label with your name on it.
4 of the stamps will go back on your return envy, the extra will go into the "pot" I don't use it for personal use, but it helps when some mail comes with postage due and when the "oldies" send boxes of seeds sometimes there is postage due.
Best thing to do is just send me an empty bubble envy with your label and stamps inside. I can use that same envy to send your seeds back. Saves that envy!!
Also, if you will scotch tape the envy to send to me, I can use the self adhesive and won't destroy your envy pulling them open when I get them.
Please make sure you put enough stamps on your envelope you send to me. An empty bubble envy is at least 84 cents, so two stamps. If you are sending seeds, it's more of course.

PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR D MAIL NAME WITH YOUR ENVY.

I am in the address exchange, so you know where to send the envy. If you can't find it, just d mail and I'll shoot it right to you. At the top of your home page, you'll see the link "EXTRA'S" ,Go into that link, scroll down and you'll see the address exchange this goes to the exchange http://davesgarden.com/address_exchange/ you have to add yourself to the exchange then you can get my address.

Oldies! lol If you would like to donate seeds, it would be great.!! I know how much I loved it when I was new and someone sent me seeds to get me started. Now I want to pay it forward and maybe you would too.

For those of you who would like to help the newbies, but just don't have a lot of seed, if you would like to trade for seeds, that is great as well. Send seeds for the newbies and I will send you the same amount back. Put a note in with your DG name and let me know what you are looking for also.
Happy Gardening Everyone,
Robin

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mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

May 17, 2011
6:04 AM

Post #8568836

Congratulations Corey! Welcome and sure hope you enjoy the new task.
Robin, you have blessed so many with seeds and friendship and we all thank you so much for all you have done for us all. Big hugs my friend. I'm picking out Iris as we speak to add to my Iris garden. Wooooo-Hoooooooo!
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

May 17, 2011
8:06 AM

Post #8569053

Robin, you mentioned something on the other thread about mits iris and sale. Where can I find that?
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

May 17, 2011
9:16 AM

Post #8569182

THe IRis thread isnt up yet but Ill dmail you Crit!!
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

May 17, 2011
11:23 AM

Post #8569418

thanks arejay. When does it usually come up?
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

May 17, 2011
11:37 AM

Post #8569447

He only started last year and I think I posted that one in June...I will have this one up well before June...

RickCorey_WA

RickCorey_WA
Everett, WA
(Zone 8a)

May 17, 2011
1:38 PM

Post #8569651

Hi Everyone!

All thanks and praise to Robin for doing such a great job, for so long, at such a big and generous task!

It feels like a big responsibility, but I'll try to live up to the name of "Keeper". Robin, you can always have it back, and I hope you will make suggestions.

Everyone: seed donations and swaps are always welcome! Please let me know if I may list your name on seed packet labels, like "seeds from XYZ".

- - - -

"New Bee", means that you joined DG in the last 8 months or so and are a paying subscriber. (Not "new to gardening".)
For postage, we'll send you at least 10 packets of seeds in a bubble mailer.
That's all there is to it, thanks to all who share seeds with new members of the Dave's Garden community.

Everyone, new and old: if you would like to donate seeds for new members, that would be great!
If you don't have lots of seed to give away, we can trade similar quantities (Dmail or post a list of your Wants).

There is also a "New Bee" Chat Thread over in the "Garden Talk" forum:
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1152857/

We came from here: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1160896/

The DG Address Exchange is: http://davesgarden.com/address_exchange/
(You have to add your address to be able to see everyone else's.)

To get your seeds, send whichever you prefer:

1. A bubble envelope containing 4 or 5 first-class stamps, your printed address and a Want list.
(Even the empty mailer will cost you $1.71 to send, so this is the most expensive option.)
(I am in the address exchange as RickCorey_WA, so you know where to send it.)

2. A First Class envelope with 5 or 6 First Class stamps, your printed address and a Want list.
(I'll supply the bubble mailer.)

3. A private Dmail or post on this thread, $3.00 by PayPal, and a Want list.
(Don't post your address here in the public forum, send it by Dmail or put it in the Address Exchange.)

Be sure to send:
- - - your DG screen name,
- - - real name,
- - - return address,
- - - postage and
- - - a list of "Wants".


You can list specific or general Wants: vegetables, annual flowers, re-seeders, perennial seeds, or particular plants. We won't always have exactly what you ask for, but will try.

It's fine to print or type your address on a plain piece of paper: I will glue-and-tape it to your return bubble mailer.
If you use tape to close the bubble mailer you send to me, I'll do the same when I return it, so you can use it a third time.

We need four stamps worth of postage ($1.71) to return a bubble mailer, and the extra stamp goes into the "pot" for postage due. If you don't send a bubble mailer, we ask for an extra stamp to pay for the new mailer.
Please make sure to use enough stamps when you send to me. An empty bubble mailer is now $1.71 (four stamps).

If you are kindly sending seeds to share, it may cost more:

First Class "Package" ... bubble mailer
1 ounce $1.71
2 ounces $1.71
3 ounces $1.71
4 ounces $1.88
5 ounces $2.05
6 ounces $2.22
7 ounces $2.39
8 ounces $2.56

Please feel free to Dmail me with questions.

Happy Gardening Everyone,
Rick Corey
(Helping Robin)

locakelly

locakelly
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

May 17, 2011
1:47 PM

Post #8569674

Congratulation Rick on becoming the new Keeper! Robin is a tough act to follow but I'm sure you will do great - you sound excited and that's half the battle!

Robin my friend, you better stay in touch and hang out with us... or I will call the dark sister and have her send Lucy to Maine to pay you a visit - lol. Don't forget me when you are ready for Mit's sale!

RickCorey_WA

RickCorey_WA
Everett, WA
(Zone 8a)

May 17, 2011
1:52 PM

Post #8569682

Thanks very much! I'll try to stay organized.

Corey
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

May 17, 2011
4:55 PM

Post #8570042

You will be a super-duper seed keeper!!!!

RickCorey_WA

RickCorey_WA
Everett, WA
(Zone 8a)

May 17, 2011
4:57 PM

Post #8570050

Thanks, I will try.

(Funny - the first challenge will be finding an empty spot in my house for KEEPING them all!)

Corey
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

May 18, 2011
5:32 AM

Post #8571067

Oh my goodness you have all been busy !! My printer ran out of Ink Corey...Ill get ink today so I can continue with the click and ship...
I am sending an envelope full of stuff today odds and ends they arent in the box because the box is sealed...Stamps,seed envelopes,odd seed packages that I have only one or two of things like that!!

RickCorey_WA

RickCorey_WA
Everett, WA
(Zone 8a)

May 18, 2011
9:41 AM

Post #8571577

No problem. I should probably look into some kind of online postage or print-your-own. I guess the name really is Click-N-Ship.

It always seems to me that I can't remember the last few things that need to go into a box until I tape it for shipping. So now I grab the tape gun and wave it at the box (then walk away), hoping that will remind me.

Corey
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

May 18, 2011
10:06 AM

Post #8571631

...click-n-ship works great I use it all the time...

RickCorey_WA

RickCorey_WA
Everett, WA
(Zone 8a)

May 25, 2011
12:17 PM

Post #8586715

I guess this means "today":

Detailed Results:

Out for Delivery, May 25, 2011, 9:26 am, EVERETT, WA 98204
Sorting Complete, May 25, 2011, 9:16 am, EVERETT, WA 98204
Arrival at Post Office, May 25, 2011, 6:34 am, EVERETT, WA 98204
Processed through Sort Facility, May 23, 2011, 9:21 pm, SCARBOROUGH, ME 04074
Acceptance, May 23, 2011, 1:54 pm, LITCHFIELD, ME 04350
Electronic Shipping Info Received, May 22, 2011
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

May 25, 2011
4:45 PM

Post #8587135

Looks like it. However, it doesn't give a 'delivered' time. May check back on it.
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

May 25, 2011
5:14 PM

Post #8587191

My email says they have been delivered let me know if not Ill call the post office tomorrow...
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

May 25, 2011
5:44 PM

Post #8587266

That means it was delivered to your PO ,I believe.

RickCorey_WA

RickCorey_WA
Everett, WA
(Zone 8a)

May 25, 2011
6:25 PM

Post #8587355

I'll know soon!

Corey
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

May 26, 2011
4:34 AM

Post #8587952

Do you have them ?

RickCorey_WA

RickCorey_WA
Everett, WA
(Zone 8a)

May 26, 2011
4:17 PM

Post #8589198

Got 2 of 3 boxes and got the envelope. The third box didn't fit "below" and I need to get it from the park manager who mostly hides out, but I can find him.

I'm sorting things now.

Corey
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

May 26, 2011
5:45 PM

Post #8589395

Yippie! Seeds are a flying and now landed!

RickCorey_WA

RickCorey_WA
Everett, WA
(Zone 8a)

May 26, 2011
8:28 PM

Post #8589813

Did you ever see a puppy in front of a linen closet, shaking towels and pillowcases and facecloths and socks, surrounded by square miles of scattered linen, happy as a pig in a Piggy Swap?

That's me, going through Robin's boxes.

And I only have 2/3rds of them so far!

Corey
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

May 27, 2011
3:03 AM

Post #8590126

lol...I have been there!!! Hugs everyone!!

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mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

May 27, 2011
10:27 AM

Post #8590785

Have fun Rick!
Robin it is so cloudy and rainy today the color is not good but here is my Manarda starting to bloom.
Edited to correct typo!

This message was edited May 27, 2011 12:27 PM

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arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

May 27, 2011
11:59 AM

Post #8590941

Ohhhh I can smell it from here!! I love my Mondara!! I can hardly stand the wait! I want my stuff blossoming!!!
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

May 27, 2011
12:27 PM

Post #8590982

That patch has pink, red and lavender all together but red is all that has bloomed so far.

RickCorey_WA

RickCorey_WA
Everett, WA
(Zone 8a)

May 27, 2011
4:24 PM

Post #8591397

I picked up box #3 during lunch, and had to bring it back to work.

Then I had to show it to some people here.

Why did they look at me like I'm crazy, and back away quietly?

Was it my maniacal laughter, or the way my eyes glow like 150 Watt light-bulbs?

Corey
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

May 27, 2011
5:16 PM

Post #8591527

LOLOLOL oh no...he has definitely got it!!!

RickCorey_WA

RickCorey_WA
Everett, WA
(Zone 8a)

May 27, 2011
7:55 PM

Post #8591868

Yeah, "I might be a seedhead".

And water might flow downhill.

Corey



mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

May 27, 2011
9:37 PM

Post #8592023

MIGHT BE????????
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

June 27, 2011
11:01 AM

Post #8657760

Knock knock...excuse me...Al are you here? Crit are you here?Iris Delivery this weekend?

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skellogg
Sundance, WY
(Zone 3b)

June 27, 2011
11:09 AM

Post #8657775

That blue iris is pretty, Robin! Absolutely gorgeous!
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

June 27, 2011
11:15 AM

Post #8657788

Thank You Skell!! How are you ? If you see Al or Crit...tell them I am looking for them please!!
skellogg
Sundance, WY
(Zone 3b)

June 27, 2011
2:17 PM

Post #8658102

I'll surely do that if I see them! I'm OK, thanks for asking.
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

May 1, 2012
6:41 AM

Post #9105268

Hmm its been a year almost to the date...how is everyone? I just reread your post Skell and it reminded me that I think I forgot to send you a maple tree:( guess I better get digging...

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RickCorey_WA

RickCorey_WA
Everett, WA
(Zone 8a)

May 1, 2012
11:40 AM

Post #9105758

Hi Robin!

There has been more action over in the Seed Trading Forum thread:
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1247995/

I'm not sure anyone is still watching in this forum.
Welcome back!

Corey
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

May 1, 2012
11:59 AM

Post #9105788

Thank You Corey!!
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

May 4, 2012
11:53 AM

Post #9110301

((((((((((((((((((((ROBIN)))))))))))))))) So glad to see you. I wondered what had happened to you! I'm so glad to see that you are back!
susanl61520
Canton, IL
(Zone 5a)

May 22, 2012
12:38 PM

Post #9133735

Hey is this offer still available?
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

May 22, 2012
5:46 PM

Post #9134188

I believe it is. Cory should be lurking around here somewhere and will get in touch with you!

You might try this thread instead.

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1247995/

RickCorey_WA

RickCorey_WA
Everett, WA
(Zone 8a)

May 22, 2012
6:06 PM

Post #9134221

Susan, Rob in (arejay59) ewill be taking it back over, and if you write directly to her, it will happen MUCH fatser. However, I still have to get a bunch of things together and mail all the boxes to her, so it won't be instant.

Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

May 22, 2012
6:19 PM

Post #9134243

Sorry to hear you are giving it back Cory. You were doing a good job. Glad to see Robin back!
smellthis
Shell Lake, WI

May 22, 2012
7:46 PM

Post #9134430

Are there still seeds available for new people? I just joined today. I added my address but wanted to check and see if this was still going on? Thank you kindly ;-)
susanl61520
Canton, IL
(Zone 5a)

May 22, 2012
11:15 PM

Post #9134598

Welcome Smellthis... I am also pretty new around here!!

RickCorey_WA

RickCorey_WA
Everett, WA
(Zone 8a)

May 23, 2012
11:28 AM

Post #9135241

I never had time enough. In fact, this year, I have planted exactly zero new plants. Not that "NB seeds" are taking all my time, just work and chores are. ALL my time!

I apologize again to everyone who have been waiting for months.
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

May 25, 2012
11:21 AM

Post #9138196

Here I am , I wasn't getting my D .e. email notices ...hmm... well Ill watch closer , I will be back in the swing of things in the twinkle of an eye or a nose or something...quick!!
Dmail me Ill help with what I can now. I have a bit of a stash..and Rick will get the newbie stash to me before you know it!!
smellthis
Shell Lake, WI

May 25, 2012
11:38 AM

Post #9138219

Arejay--I'm lost on here again--I can't seem to find the address's, I added mine there but wanted to find yours so I could get an envy off to you for seeds and can't find it now--Help ;-)
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

May 25, 2012
11:48 AM

Post #9138235

Address exchange it is listed under extras across the top. http://davesgarden.com/address_exchange/

RickCorey_WA

RickCorey_WA
Everett, WA
(Zone 8a)

May 25, 2012
5:35 PM

Post #9138698

Robin, I was trying to get all the "onsie" seeds that built up filed away, and any of my own seedas I had promised into baggioes for people who also were going to get some NB seeds.

I guess I'll send "my" seeds out separately and mail the 3-4 boxes to you as soon as I put away the onesies.

susanl61520
Canton, IL
(Zone 5a)

May 25, 2012
7:07 PM

Post #9138807

ok so let me see if i understand this... i am to send postage and a sasbe to arejay59 for seeds? so... snail mail?
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

May 26, 2012
5:23 AM

Post #9139058

Yes snail mail, then I send you back a pretty envelope full of seeds!! Maybe not these particular seeds but some just as pretty!!

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susanl61520
Canton, IL
(Zone 5a)

May 26, 2012
9:47 AM

Post #9139338

got it! thanks :)
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

May 26, 2012
10:20 AM

Post #9139370

You're welcome
Yanicsgirl
St Catharines, ON
(Zone 6a)

May 31, 2012
10:12 AM

Post #9146202

Hello! Another newbie, and I would love to receive some seeds to get started properly, but... I live in Canada. I'm guessing this wonderful idea is for US residents only? Due to customs issues?
Regardless, thank you for making new folks feel welcome!

~Iris~
smellthis
Shell Lake, WI

May 31, 2012
4:02 PM

Post #9146680

Yanic's girl--Welcome this place is a hoot! And alot of friendly people to. I believe seeds may be able to go to Canada..but someone who knows more than me will be along to answer you I am sure. Hope to talk more to you later ;-)
susanl61520
Canton, IL
(Zone 5a)

May 31, 2012
4:39 PM

Post #9146738

The best place to get an answer to this question of shipping to Canada is thru your local postal service.
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

June 1, 2012
3:09 PM

Post #9148094

We have a lady from Canada that we send seeds to and it is not a problem, but I beleive they have to be listed. Plants are a no no.
Yanicsgirl
St Catharines, ON
(Zone 6a)

June 3, 2012
6:56 AM

Post #9150077

Thanks! In that case I would love to qualify, I added my info to the address exchange and I will send a SASBE to arejay59. Very exciting!
susanl61520
Canton, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 3, 2012
11:21 AM

Post #9150320

i have a hard time with seeds... not sure i wanna go again just yet. at first i was excited, but then the seeds i planted started to sprout and i set them out like i was supposed to and something came and dug them up right out of the danged dirt!! Im gonna wait till im better equipped to plant seeds again- not really interested in putting work into them if im just gonna feed the critters.

who wants my seeds? ill send full NEW packets that i had bought for myself for this year... should i send them in to the person in charge of the exchange?
smellthis
Shell Lake, WI

June 3, 2012
1:16 PM

Post #9150433

Susan I will take some ;-)
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

June 3, 2012
5:25 PM

Post #9150718

You can always send in extra seeds to arejay hey are always appreciated.to go into the newbie stash. They are always appreciated.
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

June 3, 2012
6:06 PM

Post #9150773

Yes!! Any seed is appreciated and well used!! I have sent to Canada before we will give it a try!!
susanl61520
Canton, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 3, 2012
10:31 PM

Post #9151123

Smell do you want fruit, veggie or flowers?

I will send the rest to arejay
smellthis
Shell Lake, WI

June 4, 2012
11:08 AM

Post #9151749

Susan I would love some veggie and flowers! Thank you!!
susanl61520
Canton, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 4, 2012
4:37 PM

Post #9152333

yer welcome :)
smellthis
Shell Lake, WI

June 4, 2012
5:21 PM

Post #9152415

Susan I will return postage to you .
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

January 10, 2013
2:38 AM

Post #9380700

Does anyone know where the newbee threads are?

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paula_p
Brazoria, TX
(Zone 9b)

January 10, 2013
6:43 AM

Post #9380819

this thread, I think. But no one is answering posts.

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1247995/

guess the seeds for newbees is no longer being offered.
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

January 10, 2013
7:18 AM

Post #9380855

Well I am sorry to hear that. :(

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