Here's the place to talk plants. Keep your white elephants secret if you plan on participating. I'm reserving this space for what I will have and what I'd like. Feel free to reserve your spaces early.
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1. Double flowered pink Rose of Sharon with dark rose center
2. Daffodils (unnamed)
3. Garlic chives
4. Extensive heirloom tomato cuttings DM for listing if interested
5. Greek oregano
6. Veggie & flower seed
7. Kerria japonica
8. Apple mint
9. Daylily 'Pixie Poet' (one share) & ditch lilies (common daylily) Mud_Elf
10 Climbing euonymous
11. Artemesia 'Powis Castle'. Bonnie, Brenda
12. Butterfly bush (Buddliea) cuttings.
13. Chaste tree (Vitex agnus-castus) cuttings.
14 Bronze ajuga
1. Yellow Lady Bank's rose. Mud_Elf
2. Natural looking daylilies. No art shades or orange.
4. Waterlilies (any kind).
5. Perennial salvias
6. Common cone flowers or seed. Brenda
Echinachia, common- LAUREL
Rudbeckia----dug to order!
Large clumps of Ice Follies daffodil bulbs- you divide and plant- MIKE (2 clumps)
begonia grandis/pink blossoms
tricyrtis/toadlilies to dig- STERLING
5 dicentra spectabilis- Mixed pink or white bleeding heart- STERLING (2)
Mature clumps of Helleborus Orientalis- will dig the day before the RU, need to be planted the same day as the swap-
Potted smaller hellebores- SALLY
2-pots licoris/red- Spider lilies (6-7 bulbs per pot)- STERLING,
1 Orange Queen epimedium- Sterhill
Hi Chatters, and welcome. We are having what is known on Dave's Garden as a Round Up and referred to as a RU. Hope you can come. Here is the link http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1252727/ We will be hosting, for the third year, at our cottage in N. GA. That would be a little over an hour's drive from Doraville.
This is the thread where people post a list of plants and seeds they have to trade. You don't have to swap item for item, just put up a list of what you might be able to share and make another list of what you are looking for. You can use your post from today to create your lists by going to the blue edit option under your name. You can edit that one post as many times as needed to add people's names to reserve their requests. You can say you have two or more trades of an item so people know if extra plants are available. If you need help, shout. I will be off line this evening and tomorrow but there are always helpful folks around the GA forum.
Hi Chatters - if you don't have anything to swap I am happy to give you anything on my list - by this time I have too much of everything! Looking for good homes, like for kittens... :)
Mike - I need 4 peanut butters... I just love them; 2 for me and 2 for Bonnie. Please check my list. I will get Bonnie's up soon. Anything on my list for you? BTW: how big are yours and could you post a picture? I lost the bigger one I had in the freeze last year but I still have one and I cannot go by it without having a sniff. What a very cool plant.
Everyone, I am back from Vegas and getting out in the garden. Sandy came over this morning and helped me pot up some Gloriosa lily seedlings and I gave my GS Brian his own starts to Epiphyllum oxypetalum and some rat-tail cactus- he went home a happy camper. Sandy dug up some huge mature hellebore clumps for her mom and I am potting up the smaller ones for the RU.
STERLING-------I have you down for the bleeding hearts and the red licoris/spider lilies...dmail me on the hostas.
SALLY, I have you down for the hellebores, including the one we discussed a month or two ago! I would like one of your Korean Spice cuttings if it roots.
MIKE... WOULD LIKE SOME OF YOUR COLEUS AND YOUR CONEFLOWERS, TAGGED OR UNTAGGED!! Adding another clump of daffies to your list!
Etelka, I'm the one who asked about the Lady Bank's. Thanks but I recently got a white one. It might not make it so I'll let you know later. It was very pot bound and dropping leaves. I've always wanted a yellow.
Bonnie will get her Artemesia. I can probably get several divisions more up and going if anyone else is interested.
Laurel , I read back up and see that we both asked for a Banks rose . I would like to have both a white and yellow . If she can only get one , you asked first and I'll be glad to pass it on if yours bites the dust .
Sally, don't sweat it. There are plenty of mature plants to go around. I just didn't want to start digging them out and treating them like weeds but... I may have to, with a few. I should post a photo here of just one garden bed.
Laurel, if you have an extra artemesia, my hand is raised!! They will go great with my big pot of coleus!
Sally, you are welcome to Etelka's offer of a white Lady Bank's. If mine croaks I'm going to seriously hunt down a yellow one for the left side entry arbor. It's not a random request; there's a vision involved. All that aside, I am looking forward to showing off all the beautiful plants in our garden that are your gifts from previous RU's. I will have some baby hellebores for you to dig if you want them. Remind me to give you a trowel and point you in the direction.
I would love to share an Artemisia with you, Brenda. Even if I run out of divides it is vigorous enough to take cuttings. It's in a contained raised bed that needs to be maintained for the July wedding celebration. I don't mind whacking or digging it as needed.
Randy, what a nice gift for everyone...I have plenty of shade-loving plants...any in particular you are looking for?
BTW, did you get any double hellebore seeds collected/planted? I did, alot! We will see!
Randy, let me know if you'd be interested in sweet woodruff or bronze ajuga. Artemesia does well in part shade or bright dappled light. I have those and a small clump of society garlic that has done poorly for me. I also have garlic chives. They form grassy masses with white flowers that bloom over a long period in summer. They do well in any light and tolerate wet or dry spots. All the above plants are supposed to be deer resistant. Is there such a thing as deer proof? lol Oh, you are welcome to cuttings of golden euonymous shrub, climbing euonymous or butterfly bushes. Our deer are so persistent that I've found the window boxes munched. The only way that could happen is if they braved a narrow walkway on a vaulted deck. Unfortunately they don't eat honeysuckle, ivy, poison ivy or renegade wisteria.
I was looking at the crinum seedlings I planted last year. I have enough of them to keep a couple of each type for myself and still have a dozen or so extras. They are in 4 inch pots and probably are ready to be transplanted to a larger & deeper pot. I use the 3 liter plastic soda bottles for growing crinum bulbs, they're just about the right size and are slightly deeper than a 1gal nursery pot.
Here's a tray with some of the year old seedlings I'll bring. I'll bring a couple larger potted crinum bulbs also.
Kris, thanks for the offer of the Banksia rosia. I am so excited! I read up on it and it seems the white ones, like mine, are Lady Banks and the yellow are species roses known as yellow Banksias. So much the better, IMO. I might beg Digger to root some cuttings for me and try some on my own.
Randy, we will make you a deer resistant package. As for Crinums, I'm hoping for one but afraid I might not do it justice. Mine looks good but no signs of a bloom happening. Maybe it is not mature enough?
I may make a visit to your roundup. I sure would like to know more about that Climbing euonymous.
I will probably knock Mike from the stage on the Coleus as I may have about 50 leftover from my ncfarms plug order. They should be a foot and a half in a month.
The list. Nearly all annuals. I could definitely use some Perennials
(3) Coleus colors approx 50 total
Trailing Petunias - Taken by Laurel 5/22
Mums- 5. Harvest color unless I find a new place for them.
Blue Star Creeper - Taken by Laurel 5/22
White Star Creeper
Any hostas with small leaves, variegated - no miniature
Ditch lilies - yes!
yellow lady banks - looks very nice
tricyrtistoadlilies - from holyhosta
"I have plenty of shade-loving plants" I need to talk with you!
Incidentally...anything anybody will think can grow here. 5th picture. It's always dry, drains super fast, full sun, and rocky. (has irrigation this year) I gave up on it last year. Hence the surrender flag. I will also need 3 inch pots to replace the ones I will bring with many of the plants.
Ken, I am making ten or twelve hanging baskets for daughter's wedding and anything that can go in a basket, especially the petunias are most welcome. I would also like blue star creeper. I'll take a photo of the climbing euonymous before leaving. I planted three cuttings against the posts of that ugly equipment shed years ago because I tired of planting annual vines each year. It is not only evergreen but small birds convert it to a condominium come spring and larger birds love the berries in summer.
The previous owner here had planted gazillions of ditch lilies to retain the banks. The house was abandoned for years before we bought it and by then the lilies had traveled up and onto the small amount of level ground on our lower banks. I have to mow them to keep the paths clear. You are welcome to as many as you care to dig (that would be thousands). A suggestion for your rocky area is gooseneck loosestrife. It's fast spreading and thus considered invasive by some but it is also easy to pull. I love the look of the plant and it's so pretty in bloom. There is a peak bloom period but it continues for a month or more. It prefers wet and part shade but is more tame in dry sun. I'll try to get a photo of that too today.
P.S. Cut and paste your post over to the plant trade thread so it won't be missed. I am adding you to our guest list and look forward to seeing you this year.
Goldhillal, I think Sterling meant kdfisher (Ken). He posted right before you. The ditch lilies are looking beautiful in bloom in our area too. As for directions, glad you can get oriented. We're close to major highways and an easy drive from all Georgia points
Sterling, I have more than enough to go around. Don't you bring anymore! lol
I will bring about 2 dozen cuttings of my lady banks,, I think it is a double bloom? Not sure as it bloomed the first time for me this year and I only saw the blooms one day. The rose bush is at my old house...
I can use anything would love anything to attract butterflys
I have rose campion that is good for sunny dry spots, so Ken might like that and Mud_Elf, it attracts butterflies. I can give plants and see. The plants are biennial so the grow one year and bloom the next. They are easy to grow from seed. I have Thai basil, Siam Queen that is loved by butterflies, honey bees and bumbles. It has a strong anise flavor and is wonderful for cooking. I'll think on the driveway. If it's a narrow drive I'd keep the plants low or else they'll close in the space.
Photo #1 Rose campion
Photo #2 Gooseneck loosestrife not yet in bloom
Photos#2-3 Climbing euonymous before it's annual prunning. If you keep it to a few main stems it gets a tree-like form but can be pruned almost flush to its support.
In that case prepare to dig because I've got enough to do both sides. Maybe Sterling can save you a bit of work by bringing some of hers but I'd be most grateful if you'd remove some of what is growing in the wrong places. I can't blame the lilies for being uncontrollable. Part of the problem is that the property was so eroded and overgrown with blackberries and wisteria that we had to have heavy equipment do a little regrading. The earth moving relocated the lilies to unwanted sites.
If you have room for small trees, I like crepe myrtle. There are lots of colors to choose from, has almost no pests (Jap beetles like but do not do that much harm) , and will survive a bomb with only min of care. They make a nice shade as they get older. Do not prune, though. That crepe murder is simple awful. After the first 2 years, choose 2/3 stems and begin training into a tree form. They are in bloom for months. They root so easy you can just choose colors you like and take cuttings and they root so easy.
And, daylilies would look good under planted. a great carefee border.
Ken, brain burp here. :) You can check out the Euonymous when you come. It gets to looking like a tree if not pruned. We only prune ours once a year because it acts as our garage doors. Well sort of. It's not the variegated one but I have a golden euonymous that is a yellow and green variegated shrub form and you are welcome to cuttings of that. They are easy to get going. The gooseneck loosestrife is there for the digging.
digger9083 wrote:Randy , just saw your thread on crinums . I want some of those Please ?
I don't know what all I'll have , but will bring several cuttings of different things .I'll pot them and hope for roots .
Digger. Cuttings don't work. Seeds or offset bulbs, or divided bulbs. I'll be bringing some to the RU.
My sister is in the hospital (again) with pneumonia. My son has also come for a visit, so I have been lax about posting. But I've been thinking about the RU.
2 Bougainvillea baskets (need repotting)
Assort. Rex begonias
Additionally I have the following trees. I will only bring the number that is requested because of space crunch. If you want any of the following 3 trees, be sure and let me know, preferably by D-mail.
Seedling Saw Tooth oaks
4 Quince trees
Buckeye (A. pavia)
Featherbells (Wildflower) -Stenanthium gramineum
Ceanothus (New Jersey Tea)
Kolkvitzia (Is this the same as Weigelia?)
I like plants in general, but these are some of my long time wishes.
Ohh, hope your sister is well soon and you're having a good visit with your son. We are getting RU ready at Maypop. We recycled our old faithful grill with a new set of burners and a paint job instead of buying a new one. That is green and saves green. :) It's hot dog ready.
Goldhillal, I think you mean Kolwitzia though there is a similarly spelled shrub in Eastern Europe. Probably their spelling for Kolwitzia. Both Kolwitzia and Wigelia are in the honesuckle family but are different species. Kolwitzia is also known as Beauty Bush. Sorry, I don't have it. Nice plant list!
If your Quince is the flowering variety I would love one please. Also, a papyrus would be nice. I left mine out a few years ago in a freeze and lost it. My neighbor has hers in a protected patio pond and hers over-winters.
Quince is fruiting kind.
Beauty Bush is the name of a shrub native to the SE that has fushia colored berries in the late summer and fall. I guess that is why we need scientific names at least part of the time. I can't figure how to pronounce Kolwitzia.
Will bring you a papyrus. This is the older variety that used to be all I ever saw. Now I see one or two other kinds sometimes. It will survive outside, at least here. If you are afraid it will not, cuttings in water can be overwintered. Or you can just get another one. Ha!
Makes great preserves and jelly. I don't make it, but I do eat it. I like the looks of Quince in a fruit bowl and it smells GREAT! Lasts a long time. Mine (I grew these from seed from an old tree at my uncle's house) has not fruited yet, but my brother's (I grew and gave him, so plants are same age, maybe I did not plant as soon as he did) has 3or 4 fruits this year. Tree must be 3 04 4 years old, but still in small pot. .
Goldhillal, we would love a Quince tree. After reading up on them the seed grown ones are best because they don't sucker while cuttings do. Do you know the variety? I was looking at different varieties of quinces and the shapes. Some are elongated, like pears, and some are squat. They are used as root stock for grafting pears but do not cross pollinate with them. That was one of my concerns since the fruit is hard. I make jams and jellies so a quince would be a bonus for our garden. Thank you!
Hi you all, I have been reading about the Quince tree, I would like to grow one but I think it is to hot here. We used to grow the tree back home and still remember the smell of quice . We made winter compote with it and added prunes. First you have to peel it and cut it in chunks, add the prunes cover it with water and add some sugar. Get it just to the boiling point and let it stay in the hot water till its cooled. The prunes will swell up and after day in the frig, it is a best fruit compote. Last year I found some quince in the Publik store, they charged almost 2 doll. each, just had to have some to make some compote. Also I wold like to grow some of the Florida avocadoes, but I guess it is to cold for it in 8a. zone. I am still planing to come to the RU, Lords willing. Etelka
Sorry for being slow to respond. I decided to clean the bedroom carpets yesterday. After moving the furniture around and removing the mattress and box spring from our four poster to clean under there I decided it would be a great idea to paint too! SO shook his head while saying, "No way!" repeatedly. So now we are painting away and it's a production because the walls are old, dark paneling and needed a primer/sealer. Still not done and still need to clean the carpets.
Kiseta, it is too cold for avocados where you are. They only grow in south Florida on this coast.
Goldhillal, you are sure to enjoy the people you meet and we are looking forward to meeting you. Thank you for your generous plant list. After several years of RUs a stroll through my garden reminds me of all the plant friends I've made.
Never mind, Crystal/ Goldhillal...I found your name.
So, I am confused. Is it wiegelia or is it beauty bush you're wanting? I have both~ Will have to start them right away or see if there are any side shoots to harvest.
I would like to try a tree quince and some of your Rex Begonias, if you have more to share. Are your tropical milkweed yellow/gold? I wish I could help you out more with your wish list...I have so many plants but your list sounds like some wonderful plants- I could expand my wish list for some of them, too!! ;-)
Kolwitzia (also called beauty bush) is a different species from weigelia, according to Maypoplaurel. I have never seen it, but I do have a dark red Weigelia. My light pink died. I wonder if they are short lived shrubs or what happened.
American Beauty Bush is a SE native plant that produces purple berries around the stem in clumps in late summer/fall. I live in the woods and there are lots of them around here. In fact they are pesky, coming up everywhere.
Who knows, this kolwitzia might not even like our SE weather!
As far as lists go, I guess most plant collectors are always searching for something they don't have!
I will bring some Rex and another quince for you , wholyhosta.
I have the (kolwitzia Ambilis), and yes, in recent years it too has been called "Beauty bush", so the sultians of mediocrity would want to add that to their hodgepodge. They named it that because it is suspose to have a four season attraction, and I supose it does.
My experience with it has been one of the nature to forget it, until it blooms in early summer, then I can't do without it.I have it where it needs to be moved, because they grow to about 10' tall, and wide.The bloomes are in clusters, and is one of those breath taking moments, that the "beauty" is over whelming.I will have to say that the shrub itself is not an unpleasant shrub, I mean it has no smell, but it will tip root, and that is why I am bringing a handfull, for those who want one, but I would recomend planting it where you want to hide a spot. Mike
KD , don't worry about pots . I'm bringing enough for you and Brenda to keep you busy for awhile . Will also have some smaller , some larger .
I haven't had anything put out roots yet , so will bring some other stuff I'll repot .
I have 4 plants, so far, and feel sure there are more. DW had her knee replaced May 24, and ole Mike has been on a string ever since.Really she is doing so good, and making progress, but I hapen to have the worlds most impaient wife.I am So glad for our oldest daughter, who comes by each day, for a few hours, to give me a break.DW does things like pulling out the kitchen stool, to get something off the top shelf, and its up to us to stop her.Any body relate to that? Mike
Me. SO has been postponing hip surgery until after summer gardening season and daughter's wedding weekend. He is working so hard and often in a lot of pain. Good to hear your wife is doing so well, Mike.
Would anyone like a brugmansia/Angel trumpet for their yard? The sizes I have will bloom. Here is one of them. These are perennial and come back from their roots for most people living in Zone 7b or higher..
Welcome, Ralph. He will be added (though I'm afraid to ask who Ralph is). Last year you mentioned coming with Goober. I DM'd and asked you not to bring your dog. How was I supposed to know your granddaughter goes by Goober when my canine is also a Goober? lol
When is this wedding? The leftover trailing Petunias I have aren't really taking off because they're in small pots.
Additionally, I see no takers (or do I?) of the other stuff I've offered, particularity the Coleus. Considering my Impatiens have been ravaged by the downy mildew disease I may just use all of them. I really don't want to drag along all of them.
Ken, I sent you a message, confirming that I wanted coleus and that I will have some hostas. And I would not mind a few trailing petunias, if you don't decide to plant them all after all!!
See you in a few days.
You sound like you have a good sense of humor and I bet Ralph is not as long suffering as you make out. That or he is nutz about hot dogs! Besides, twenty six years makes you all but newly weds.
Ken, the wedding weekend party is the weekend of July 28th. I have time for things to grow. If you are needing them for your garden please don't feel you have to bring anything. I am trying to spot in some annuals. Whatever you care to bring will be used as long as it's not a lot.
"If you are needing them for your garden please don't feel you have to bring anything"
Nah, I like to share. Almost better than receiving. Native Petunia? No, they're from plugs. I'll have a small variety of stuff. I may even dig up some of those fugly Caladiums that came packaged wrong. They look ugly to me. Pic below. So mad! I've kind of lost some interest recently due to that and the Impatiens disease.
Okey, Sally, on the nanner tree...it is a cute little baby now but will get much bigger. ... good plant for a hot dry climate... if this grows alot over the summer for you, you are gonna have to take some pups off this one to take to TX come November!
I think our daughter would love a few, Ken. If she can't fit them in her suitcase I will pot them and keep them for her until they drive down for their wedding weekend.
We are now at Maypop. DD called a while ago to say she and her beau are at the D.C. airport. They are on the way. They will be staying in Atlanta tonight and getting their Georgia marriage license first thing in the morning, then head this way. Terry and her SO will be joining us late tomorrow evening. We have a full house! Let the Rounding Up begin! Actually I have to fire up the vacuum cleaner a bit first. Thankfully there's no silver to polish.
Hey, everyone, Sandy and I got home and are unloading and cooling off. Thanks to everyone for the trades, and the chats.
Laurel, and Steve, and family did a wonderful job of hosting. Thanks you. We got garden tours and sat in clumps& clusters, and did tours down memory lane. So nice to meet Emily and beau, too!!!
We have a fantastic time and got to hug a few necks. And meet some new folks...well, new to me!!! And to enjoy the tranquility of beautiful Maypop.
Got some wonderful trades and received many great trades in return. I don't know how it is, but seems like I come home with double or triple what I traded for. I am excited to get a'diggin. Tomorrow is soon enough, tho!! ;-)
I am plum wore out and am gonna take a little rest, first!
It was great to see you all and our pleasure to host. Today the refrigerator side of the kitchen is torn out and cabinets are being moved to accommodate a new, larger fridge. Evan and Emily are down at the pond cutting volunteer trees on the dam. Steve is off tractoring somewhere on the property (I think bush hogging the back road).
Hope you all got home safe and sound. Kiseta barely made it out of the driveway. We all agree, Terry is terrific at guiding and directing here on DG, but she must turn in her ground traffic control license what with having Sally back up into Etelka!
Okay, off to plant some new goodies. Individual thank yous will be sent as time allows but thanks now to all who left me requested plants. I didn't have time to look over my plant corner yesterday so it was a great surprise to walk out with a cup of coffee this morning and see such a nice collection. Thanks too for thinking of Emily. I will take care of her plants until the wedding weekend and then she will drive them home. It's like she received wedding gifts from DGers!
I have arrived fine to my home, swang by my old house in Dearing, just to see if I would miss the place. No, I am in the house I need to be, in the city where everything is close. Mike said that I was lucky that my air bag did not open, so I am gratfull that my sweet old car of 12 years and 170,000 miles on it is still good for a while. It was nice to see everybody, you too Laurel and Steve, I wish your daughter and her DO happy wedding and long life in happyness together. Thanks again. Etelka
Wow! What a wonderful experience at only my second roundup! Maypop is such an enchanting cottage in the woods ... beautiful gardens and lovely surroundings. And the people --- what great folks we have in this group (and many more who didn't come). Laurel and Steve are indescribable hosts and what an unexpected treat it was to meet Emily and her intended. What a great couple. Best wishes for many years of happiness. The food was terrific and the company even better.
I am so glad I got to finally meet the famous Digger! What a love! And others I have met on DG in the past couple of years, Etelka (so cute), Mike ( always has a story), Ken (I'd love to see that video), Randy, Terry and her SO (hard to believe that pretty little thing is one of Dave's strong-arms :-), and my new friends, Kris and Ralph, two crazy people you can't help but love. And all the others I didn't have a chance to meet and talk with. I hope I will see all of you at future roundups when I'm not such a drip. I was still recuperating from a medical procedure a week earlier and still trying to get used to the oxygen burden. I've only had it since April. I'm usually the life of the party. Also maybe next time I'll be able to get in on the plant swap ... when I have something to swap!!
Thank you again, Laurel and Steve, for a wonderful day. Hugs and kisses to all ...
I have no idea where this "Famous Digger ' came from , but suspect Laurel started it .She's a hoot , isn't she ? Steve doesn't look a day older than last year and with his daughter getting married in a few weeks , that would age any man .
Loved Judy , Kris and Ralph , and Choo Choo . glad to see Ken again and Mike , always two of my favorite men . Loved all the hugs from everyone and as usual , the food was different and delish . Terry was a big suprise and sweet D H . She thinks she's grown up and getting old , but I'm here to tell you she looks in her 20's and I have grandkids older than her children .A real luv ! Brenda and Sandy are always a welcome site for sore eyes . That Sandy has the biggest garden yard that streatches way down in the woods . Paths everywhere . Brenda is as bad , just doesn't spread so far . Amazing gardeners , the two of them .Arbors over everything , the two of them .I can't say enough good about Kiseta . I scratched the paint on her bumper , and she just poo pooed it off . Not bad , but enough to see .Got to looking and Randy wasn't mentioned . My fault , thought I did . Want to know more about what you was talking about being built or proposed for N Georgia . Got your chair .
If I missed anyone , kick me in the bootie . Love to all ,
You did , and in 73 years , it was the best I've ever had . Even beats Mothers and she was proud of it , a coupla blue ribbons for her recipe . I want to know who made this one 'cus I want the recipe . Even if it's out of a box , I want it .