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deejay9

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

May 1, 2012
8:46 PM

Post #9106560

SIGN UP IS CLOSED YOU MAY JOIN US AGAIN IN JUNE
NO LESS THEN 5 PLANTS
SHARE PERENNIAL ONLY UNLESS YOU HAVE A SPECIAL DEAL WITH YOUR PARTNER ,
YOU MAY SHARE BULBS & CUTTINGS IF YOUR PARTNERS WANTS THEM.
CHECK THE ZONE HARDNESS FOR THE PLANTS YOU SHARE .
SEND PLANTS PRIOITY MAIL WITH CONF#
IF YOU FIND YOU CANNOT SEND ON TIME JUST LET YOUR PARTNER KNOW THIS .
THEY MUST BE NICE SIZE OR WELL ROOTED PLANTS .

JUST WANTED TO POST ALSO THAT YOU LET US KNOW WHEN YOU HAVE REC'D YOUR PLANTS . A PICTURE WOULD BE NICE BUY SOME MAY
NOT BE ABLE TO BUT LIST WOULD BE NICE & JUST A TY TO YOUR PARTNER :)

THANK YOU ALL FOR JOINING US


SPRING 2012 PLANT SWAP " WISH LIST"
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1243397/

HERE IS A CHAT LINK IF YOU WANT TO CHAT WITH US
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1246832/

APRIL SWAP
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1248330/


HERE ARE YOUR PARTNERS :

5---DEEJAY9-------OBERON46----SCBUTTERCUP-----FRUITOFTHEVINE----POISONDARTFROG--WARRIORWISDOMKATHY
4-- FRUITOFTHEVINE-----DEEJAY49-----CHELLFLOWER----AMANDAESQ---CRIT
3--CRIT---HOLLYSMAMMA----CVILLE_GARDENER--FOTV
3--- ALIKAT32----WWKATHY---HOLLYSMAMMA---OBERON46
3--WWKATHY----DEEJAY9---CVILLE_GARDENER---ALIKAT32
2--HOLLYSMAMMA----CRIT--CZIMMERMAN00
2--CVILLE_GARDENER---------WWKATHY------CRIT
2-POISONDARTFROG----DEEJAY--VELMANSIA
2-VELMANSIA----CZIMMERMAN00----POISONDARTFROG
2--CZIMMERMAN00-----VELMANSIA--- HOLLYSMAMMA
2--AMAMDAESQ-----FOTV---SCARLETBEAN
1--CHELLFLOWER----FOTV
1---DIAMOND9192001----GOLDHILLAL
1---GOLDHILLAL/CRYSTAL----DIAMOND9192001
1--SCBUTTERCUP---DEEJAY9
1--CHEERMOM----OUTLAWHEART81
1--OUTLAWHEART81----CHEERMOM
1---OBERON46----ALIKAT32
1--SCARLEBEAN-----AMANDAESQ

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deejay9

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

May 1, 2012
8:48 PM

Post #9106562

RECEIVED SWAPS PLEASE TRY TO TAKE PHOTOS TO SHOW US LET YOUR PARTNER KNOW IF YOU CANNOT FOR MAYBE SHE CAN BEFORE SHE MAILS . TY ALL

DEEJAY9----OBERON46----REC'D
DEEJAY9---POISONDARTFROG---REC'D
DEEJAY9---SCBUTTERCUP-----REC'D
DEEJAY9--CZIMMERMAN----REC'D
CZIMMERMAN00----DEEJAY9---REC'D
FOTV--DEEJAY9-----------REC'D
FOTV--CHELLFLOWER-----REC'D
FOTV--AMANDAESQ-------REC'D
FOTV---CRIT-------REC'D
CRIT--FOTV----REC'D
HO0LLYSMAMMA--CZIMMERMAN00---REC'D
HOLLYSMAMMA--ALIKAT32---REC'D
WWKATHY----DEEJAY9---REC'D
WWKATHY---CVILLE_GARDENER-----REC'D
WWKATHY-----ALIKAT32--REC'D
CVILLE_GARDENER---WWKATHY------REC'D
POISONDARTFROG--DEEJAY9----REC'D
POISONDARTFROG--VELMASIA----REC'D
VELMASIA--CZIMMERMAN00-------REC'D
VELMASIA--POISONDARTFROG-----REC'D
CZIMMERMAN00--VELMASIA-------REC'D
CZIMMERMAN00-CHEERMOM------REC'D
CHELLFLOWER---FOTV----REC'D
DIAMOND9192001---GOLDHILLAL----REC'D
GOLDHILLAL--DIAMOND9192001-------REC'D
SCBUTTERCUP--DEEJAY9----REC'D
CHEERMOM--CZIMMERMAN00--- REC'D
AMANDAESQ----FOTV------------REC'D
OBERON46--DEEJAY9-------REC'D
OBERON46----VELMASIA----REC'D
OBERON46-DIAMOND9192001---REC'D

AMANDAESQ---SCARLEBEAN------REC'D
SCARLEBEAN---AMANDAESQ---
OBERON46--ALIKAT32---REC'D
CZIMMERMAN---HOLLYSMAMMA----REC;D
CVILLE_GARDENER----CRIT---REC;D
HOLLYSMAMMA--CRIT----REC'D
ALIKAT32--WWKATHY------REC;D
ALIKAT32--HOLLYSMAMMA------REC'D
ALIKAT32--OBERON46----REC'D
CRIT--HOLLYSMAMMA----REC'D
CRIT--CVILLE_GARDENER----REC'D
DEEJAY9--WWKATHY----REC'D
DEEJAY9---FOTV-----REC'D


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czimmerman00
Elk Horn, KY

May 2, 2012
4:26 AM

Post #9106771

Recieved from velmansia
hosta patriot
hosta pauls glory
hosta green standard
hosta grreen brim
oxalis purple
tiarella :)))
Varigated solomons seal
Lamiun silver beacon
several more items, the box was packed!! Will have to check when i get home to c what other items were. Thanks for a great box, velmansia!!

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deejay9

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

May 2, 2012
5:47 AM

Post #9106855

WOW nice nice box you all are so fast also :) i have more time this week to work on my boxes but will try to send all out by FRI or SAT.
off to dig plants :)

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
the Highland Rim of
United States
(Zone 7a)

May 2, 2012
6:31 AM

Post #9106911

Been offline for awhile due to email glitch. Even the tech couldn't fix it. But all's well now (I think). Sheesh.

I'm still here and sending to WWKathy and Crit this month. :-)

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
the Highland Rim of
United States
(Zone 7a)

May 2, 2012
6:40 AM

Post #9106915

Oops, meant to say I've already received from WWKathy:

Daucus carota
Shasta Daisy 'Becky'
Penstemon 'Rocky Mtn. Blue'
Flax
Agastache 'Blue Fortune'

Great box and all things I can use. :-)

OutlawHeart81

OutlawHeart81
Syracuse, NY
(Zone 5a)

May 2, 2012
10:40 AM

Post #9107268

yay!!!! looks like my buddy & I have a lot in common! tuberose & gardenia are my favorite scents!
I have been planning to get some new daylillies as well so maybe we can collaborate and each buy & divide up some that we are both looking for. :)

deejay9

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

May 2, 2012
12:45 PM

Post #9107394

ok need a name on this 1st one please .
# 2 all the plants i BOUGHT :) Silly Me
#3 is a campanula but looks like a rose & It is BLUE
Just love them going to go get a few more UNLESS SOMEONE HERE HAS THEM GROWING WILD :)

EEK I HAve AUNTS crawling on me time for a shower & then get ready for BINGO.
have a great eve

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velmansia
Antioch, TN

May 2, 2012
3:15 PM

Post #9107553

Susie, the first one looks like: lysimachia ciliata firecracker

Oooh! #3 is a beauty! I am curious to know the name also.

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hollysmamma
Cuyahoga Heights, OH
(Zone 5a)

May 2, 2012
4:09 PM

Post #9107614

That campanula is gorgeous! I am green with envy ;)
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 2, 2012
4:28 PM

Post #9107641

Wow, look at the early birds. I'm planning to send one box a week in the following order:
Patti, Amanda, Chell, and Susie. Amanda and I are exchanging at her plant swap on the 19th.
If I can get boxes out earlier, I will and will always D-mail the delivery confirmation numbers to my 'partner of the week' and you, Susie.

Good looking haul there and lots of healthy interesting plants already received.

Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

May 2, 2012
4:52 PM

Post #9107683

Could the third one be lisianthus. Kind of looks like it. I have tried to grow it from seed and after four packets of seeds I have one little start that I am babying and frequently praying over. Does anyone know how to give the kiss of life to a plant?

warriorswisdomkathy

warriorswisdomkathy
Kiowa, CO
(Zone 5b)

May 2, 2012
6:58 PM

Post #9107848

Susie...the third one is Campanula persicifolia 'La Belle', peachleaved bellflower. Sun/part shade, 24"^X18">. Very double, China-blue bellflowers appear like little roses on short stems, just 24" tall, in early summer. Basil foliage is nearly evergreen. PP#14710 Propagation prohibited. Cold hardy -30 to -20. http://www.bloomingadvantage.com.
Isn't it cool!!!!!! I went and got my tag out of the garden when I saw your pix. Is fairly new for me.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

May 2, 2012
7:10 PM

Post #9107868

Boy it would grow here. I didn't think it would. MUST give it a try. Thanks Kathy

warriorswisdomkathy

warriorswisdomkathy
Kiowa, CO
(Zone 5b)

May 2, 2012
7:18 PM

Post #9107882

Velma...is that the lysimachia with yellow flowers? Think I've seen that one at the denver botanic gardens. Love the foliage tho, lol. Was just a bit startling with those bright yellow flowers and foliage combo.


Was outside weeding alllllll day. Decided to look up, and there were 4 deer just 20ft from me. Got up and found 11 more just behind the garage. Drat!!!!!!! Tried scarring them off and they just stood there starring at me like 'What do you want'... Errggggggh!!! They were in my garden the other day and had eaten the tops off several of my Columbines again. (d---------). These are the ones I've been waiting for 3 or 4 years to bloom. I wanna see them, 'spose to be a new series of fragrant ones ( Aquilegeia Sweet Rainbows grown from seed). I'm trying to get my iris bed weeded so I can get that elec fence hooked up again and then out comes the peanutbutter, just for them, I HOPE they like it!!!!!!

Oh and susie, any of your iris would be loved, I started looking at all of them and it seems like I was writing down almost every name on a list I was making, lol.

Pix: hesperis just starting to bloom, (this pix from last year), should be smelling realll good here in a few weeks, yummm.

And susie aren't I sending to you this month also, it's not listed... and also I am sending to Alicat.

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warriorswisdomkathy
Kiowa, CO
(Zone 5b)

May 2, 2012
7:31 PM

Post #9107893

Ok...Duh me...I see my name up there now, (third times a charm so they say).

pix: new iris from botanic garden sale, am looking forward to seeing it again!!! Bot sale coming up in a week, yeah a shopping trip to find some unusuals, so much fun...

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AliKat32

AliKat32
Greenfield, NH
(Zone 5b)

May 2, 2012
7:34 PM

Post #9107894

Susie,
Wow! Love #3 too! Very beautiful!
Mary -- maybe a ritual like a rain dance round your little plant...I believe in the power of dance and TLC...it could be a "kiss of life" dance! :) Good luck with that very special baby plant!

I've arranged with my partners to send out my boxes mid-may...it's been so COLD here in NH that the plants have stalled in the growing and I think they are trying to head back down in the earth! Each night we've been just at 32 -- walking that freezing line. We've had rain for the past two nights so that's brought us up to about 35/40...brrrrrr! I'm ready for some sun!

Does anyone have a great idea to plant tags that LAST? I've used the plastic tags but they break off and never make it thru the winters here under all the snow! I've got extensive garden journals that track the bloom dates, weather, and what I've planted where (mostly) but I just can't draw a detailed map of where everything is! HELP! I want to keep track of what I'm getting (just so you know I have ALOT of NOIDs in my gardens - even when it's been me planting it cuz I loose those darn tags!)

AliKat32

AliKat32
Greenfield, NH
(Zone 5b)

May 2, 2012
7:43 PM

Post #9107904

Kathy...does the electric fence really keep them out? We have deer all over the place and I've even seen them jump over the fence my neighbor has (electric too) and hang out with the horses eating the grass and hay in there...a few times I've been surprise thinking I'm looking at horses and it's really deer out there.

They do a job on my hostas in the back and even have been eating the tops off my raspberry bushes! BRATS!

This year they've been trimming my front daylily clumps! 11 -- amazing and that they didn't run away!

I can't wait to post the photos of all the trades...I am so excited to have been welcomed into the group and a big thanks for WWK for pointing me in this groups direction!

Hugs to all my new friends!

Candi

I don't have any new photos of plants this year but below is a pic from last year's gardens...some type of day lily (again -- no idea!) I'm totally the NOID queen!

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velmansia
Antioch, TN

May 2, 2012
7:47 PM

Post #9107910

Kathy, the Lysimachia is the purple plant with yellow flowers.

I need to know also about tagging. The plastic does break and I have tried the metal but the ink faded and the metal rusted. I thought about using wooden slats and apply shellac to preserve.

deejay9

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

May 2, 2012
8:06 PM

Post #9107932

TY ALL & YES KATHY YOU ARE RIGHT IT IS A CAMPANULA persicifolia 'La Belle', THEY CAUGHT MY EYE & I just had to have a couple :) & yes we are trading :)

alana Looks as if I Now have " lysimachia ciliata firecracker"

I'm hoping to go back tomorrow for a few more plants That I Just cannot live without :) Ya know ??? :)
& Thank you all for helping with ID"S .

They say we have a storm moving in tomorrow so may not get online if that happens I don't like to take risk :) well its late & I'm off here have a great evening

deejay9

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

May 2, 2012
8:10 PM

Post #9107941

velmasia Just write on blinds with a PENCILE IT WON"T WASH OFF

warriorswisdomkathy

warriorswisdomkathy
Kiowa, CO
(Zone 5b)

May 2, 2012
8:22 PM

Post #9107957

Did you not take note of the peanutbutter...lol. It's just for them !!!!!! It will get put on aluminumn foil and wadded onto one of the hot wires. They will take a sniff and ZZZZAAAPPPP!!!!! Hopefully it will train them to stay away (read about this tactic in a book on how to deter them). My elec fence is solar from the farm store, I just need to get that weeding done, more iris planted and then ZZZZZZZAAAAPPPP, with a big smile, almost hope I get to see it too, Sorry, I know that's naughty buttttt, I've had enough of them. Come on 15 deer, that tooo many, they have become over populated and it's time someone trained them to be nice... lol.
pix: not from today, but shows that many frequent me numerous times, grrrrrrrr!!!!
pix: here's another goodie I'm looking forward to begin blooming this year, Osteospurmum barberiae compactum Purple Mountain, (Purple Mountain Sun Daisy), brought back to Denver and introduced into commerce by Panayoti Kelaidis of the denver botanic gardens, is native to the higher altitudes (9200ft) of South Africa. It blooms from late spring-frost at 12", a Plant Select from 1998. Z5/6. ( Psssst..I may have to pick up a few at the bot. sale for some trading,lol, oops that's a secret, lol).

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scarletbean
Newport, TN
(Zone 7a)

May 2, 2012
8:59 PM

Post #9107987

Boy, WWkathy, those deer ARE ganging up on you!

Looks like we are all in agreement about the campanula. Fantabulous!

Just wanted to peek at the trades. Thanks for letting me into this great circle of folks. This is my first so the lovely and talented AmandaEsq is holding my hand thru the trade. I am enjoying the heck out of this!

-Jessica

deejay9

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

May 3, 2012
5:00 AM

Post #9108176

GM all great day outside & I Have extra help here with daddy so now i can go out & Play in the dirt :) I Hope to get my boxes out Next week . ya all have a great day . Jess welcome to a great group of gal's when you have questionn just ask someone will usuall be here to help if they can susie
czimmerman00
Elk Horn, KY

May 3, 2012
8:04 AM

Post #9108452

Heres the other things i got from velmansia
Ghost fern
Epimedium:))
lenten rose:)
bloodwort
gladiola priscilla
velmansia
Antioch, TN

May 3, 2012
8:34 AM

Post #9108497

Susie, do you mean regular pencil or permanent marker?

Can I send you some $ to pick me up 2 campanulas when you go back. What other goodies did you find there?... lol
Don't forget to get some for AliKat32 and Scarletbean ...right guys!

velma

AmandaEsq

AmandaEsq
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 7b)

May 3, 2012
11:51 AM

Post #9108828

FOTV has a label printer and when she trades with you there will be no mistaking which plants in your garden came from her.

I think she puts her labels on old blinds cut up and I must say the ones I have in my yard look as fresh as the day I put them in last season.

Someone gave someone else (HA!) one of those label maker thingees but I don't know what flavor it was. Will someone - FROOT - jump in to educate folks about your tags?

I have not had enough diversity in my garden to tag to this point, I don't think, but this may be the year . . ..

A.

p.s. Scarletbean yer a hoot! We're lucky to have you here. :)

AliKat32

AliKat32
Greenfield, NH
(Zone 5b)

May 3, 2012
4:00 PM

Post #9109159

Velma - I'm so in for Susie to get some plants for us!

Old blinds -- maybe we can get some at those places that cut blinds for people...I'll check out home depot or lowes this weekend ...maybe they have some extras left over that they give away... I'll let you know... It's worth a try as everything else just breaks or fades!

Yahoo -- tomorrow is Friday!



FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 3, 2012
4:03 PM

Post #9109164

Evening all you friends.

Candi, you would have loved our heat today, pushing 90, but oh my gosh with nearly 100% humidity and no breeze, it was almost unbearable out there, even early this morning.

The label maker I use is a Brother P-Touch, model PT-1290, but there are many. I store mine in a ziploc bag along with a supply of cut up blinds. A used set should be easy to find at your local Goodwill, thrift store, or at a yard sale. This is a handy set-up to take in the garden. In case it sprinkles or my hands are dirty, it's easy to turn the machine on and type through the baggie, print, cut, and affix the label on the spot. Next photo is a 3-year old label, one of the first I made after getting back into gardening the same year. Two years ago I purchased a few Daylily seedlings and used an Industrial Red Sharpie to number each one. That technique as well has held up with no fading. Another idea hubby suggested but I haven't tried, is to use an automotive paint pen, the kind that are used to touch up parts under the hood of your vehicle and are able to stand extremely high temperatures. Hope the info is helpful.




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AmandaEsq

AmandaEsq
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 7b)

May 3, 2012
5:02 PM

Post #9109221

Thanks for filling in those blanks for us, Froot. I don't think I've ever seen the label maker up close, but it's quite impressive. I'm trying to imagine you in the garden whipping your label maker from its holster in the rain. :D
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 3, 2012
5:31 PM

Post #9109271

You're such a loveable nut. Now don't get me started when I really shoot. Even hubby, who has hunted all his life, stands back and watches me beat him at a little target practice. I'd never hurt a flea, so to speak :) But Katy bar the door if somebody tries to break in. Anybody else here a pistol-packing Mama or enjoy target practicing?




velmansia
Antioch, TN

May 3, 2012
6:19 PM

Post #9109344

Czimmerman, your plants have arrived. As soon as I opened the box I went out and started planting before I realized I need to take pictures. Will post tomorrow.

My collection of plants include:
2- Clustered bellflowers
Black-eyed susan -sunset
White coneflower
Sedum-autumn delight
Bergenia


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AmandaEsq

AmandaEsq
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 7b)

May 3, 2012
7:35 PM

Post #9109450

Not here, though when Court and his step-dad pull out the stops up there in Stuart, VA, they make me shoot one now and then. Don't even know what I'm doing or if I hit the target.

O well that's not true. Bull's eye. Every time. :D

Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

May 3, 2012
7:51 PM

Post #9109473

I have a ten gauge double barrel shotgun my dad gave me. I have shot it and it sounds like a cannon. I inherited two rifles also, WWI mauser and French LaBelle. Gave those to my son. I think I shot a spruce hen when I was a kid. Felt sick when I saw that stupid bird dead.
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 3, 2012
8:00 PM

Post #9109484

Velma, how lucky you are receiving such great plants, especially the clusterd bellflowers. Two years ago I winter sowded a mix of Campanulas and ended up with the prettiest White and Purple blooms.

I knew you had a good eye, Manda, at a lot more than I-spying natives!

deejay9

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

May 3, 2012
8:19 PM

Post #9109516

You all will not believe the boxes I got today I got 3 & all were packed to the Hilt Infact I Only got through 2 of the boxes before i had to take my x SIL to GR & As we were ON the way home Jim called me to say Our power was out & I had to get Batteries for the flashlights .
well i got home about 10;30 & we just got the power back on about 10 mins ago & the rains are starting in again so Here is a SNEAK PEEK OF WHAT I GOT FROM OBERON46 . tomorrow I will list it all .
right now i need to lay back so i can get up in the morning , been a long day here.

MARY I Love all that You have sent & as soon as I Can get back out here in the morning I will share with everyone More Pic's & The list.
some i have in the gardens already :) :)
GN All

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FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 3, 2012
8:31 PM

Post #9109545

Mary, hubby has his late Grandfather's and my late Dad's shotguns locked in his cabinet. Both are 12 guage, I think. I'm as afraid of guns as my Mother was and only remember going squirrel hunting with my dad when I was really little, but I'm game to target practice any day.

Hubby bagged a Spring Gobbler two weeks ago and only kept the breasts. Well, I can't say that. He kept the trophy tailfeathers that were so pretty, but our kitties scattered them in the wind. I had to go online to find out how to cook wild turkey breasts. After an overnight brine, I seasoned and roasted them and prepared a side dish of wild rice, sauteed onions, celery, and carrots. I took one bite of the turkey and spit it out, thinking how beautiful that bird must have been in full strut. I ate a bowl of the rice and veggies and gave the leftovers to a neighbor the next day.

warriorswisdomkathy

warriorswisdomkathy
Kiowa, CO
(Zone 5b)

May 3, 2012
10:30 PM

Post #9109630

Got my trades from alicat> 2 iris g., 3 iris g., Astrantia major (masterwort), geranium I believe is striatum (color???), 2 iris siberica (color???) gosh hope I didn't miss anything, will have to look at pix. Will be planting the iris tomorrow, got the others done today.
Just wanted to let you know I've been wanting astrantia for years, and the geranium will be replacing one I had 20 years ago, yeahhhh!!! thankyou so much!!

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warriorswisdomkathy
Kiowa, CO
(Zone 5b)

May 3, 2012
10:52 PM

Post #9109641

My other trade I recieved is from Cville, 3 iris g. (bright yellow ruffle), 2 iris g. (purple and white), daylilly Pandora's Box, daylilly Sunday's Gloves, 1 delphinium grandiflorum Summer Nights (blue, 18" and blooms all summer), 1 garden angel. I need to look at the pix to see if I missed anything.
Thankyou sooo much!!!!! And I'm curious, have the iris already bloomed? Need to find a special spot to plant that angel, maybe she'll help scare the deer off, lol. Just need to get the iris planted tomorrow. Thanks again Joyce!!!


Edited... I am soooo sorry joyce ( HAPPGARDEN) for confusing the names. I'm bad, naughty me, lol. Thanks for those that corrected me...Kathy.

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Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
the Highland Rim of
United States
(Zone 7a)

May 4, 2012
5:58 AM

Post #9109825

Kathy, that box isn't from me. ;-) I'm still rooting a couple of shrubs for you, remember. Or at least trying to. That's a slow process sometimes. I probably won't mail your box for another couple of weeks. But it IS coming so don't worry about that. :-)

Nice box from Joyce though. :-)

poisondartfrog

poisondartfrog
Barbourville, KY
(Zone 7a)

May 4, 2012
6:40 AM

Post #9109896

I get to be home today but everytime I go outside it starts to rain. I won't get much done this way. Maybe I will clean my house. Or probably not.
Does anyone know this Iris? I have lost the tag.

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poisondartfrog

poisondartfrog
Barbourville, KY
(Zone 7a)

May 4, 2012
6:41 AM

Post #9109897

Or this one? I got it in trade last year labeled "Spring Peeper". It is too tall for Spring Peeper and does not have the blue markings that distinguish Spring Peeper.

poisondartfrog

poisondartfrog
Barbourville, KY
(Zone 7a)

May 4, 2012
6:43 AM

Post #9109900

Oopsy.

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AmandaEsq

AmandaEsq
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 7b)

May 4, 2012
7:00 AM

Post #9109915

LOL Carole and Kathy - I always think it's funny when someone receives a giant box of plants and they don't know who it came from. The plant fairy?!

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
the Highland Rim of
United States
(Zone 7a)

May 4, 2012
7:52 AM

Post #9109996

LOL. I get that. It has happened to me. Who is Joyce? :-)

deejay9

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

May 4, 2012
8:37 AM

Post #9110073

Joyce is HAPPGARDEN so maybe you have a sign going with her??

well I'M finely done Planting all the plants from MARY /OBERON46 Its been rainy here so they came at the right time Some i put right in the gardens but here are some that I Have potted up .
I got
COLUMBINE ---SONG BIRD CARDINAL
MECONOPSIS---BLUE POPPIES 2-3 CLUMPS
DIANTHUS--RED WING
TIARELLA---FOAM FLOWER
LAMIUM --GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY
HEUCHERA--- PURPLE PUDDING
LIGULARIA---THE ROCKET FROM MY WISH LIST
ASTER--- MARY STOKES ---3-4 CLUMPS
ORIENTAL LILY---PRINCE OF ORANGE
GERANIUM--- HARDY LAV/BLUE
THYME ---MINOR
CAMPANULA --- NEW GIANT
DAHLIA --HOCKEY MAROON- (-HEIRLOOM OHG)
PRIMULACEAE----SHOOTING STAR

i'M SO EXCITED FOR ALL OF THEM EVEN IF IT DID TAKE ME 3-4 HOURS TO PLANT THEM :)
OH I CAN'T FORGET THE MASTER GARDENING BAG FROM ( ALASKA ) LOVE IT .
HAVE TO AGREE SHE IS A MASTER :)))

WELL I HAVE BABIES BEING HATCHED FRANKIE WAS IN THE PEN & KILLED 4 OF THEM SO NOT SURE WHAT IS GOING TO SURVIVE YET OUT OF 24 EGGS . ALSO GOING TO TRY TO GO TO GET MORE PLANTS TODAY SO WILL TRY TO GET BACK LATER TODAY .

LAST PICTURE IS A SPOT i'M MAKING A SMALL FOUNTAIN i HOPE

TY TY TY MARY

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Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

May 4, 2012
8:52 AM

Post #9110098

I attended a workshop put on by the master gardeners, although I am not one myself. I try to attend as many workshops as I can by them and the local botanical garden. Some of it actually sinks in. LOL. I am going to take their classes this fall. I hope the plants do well. You do so much for so many others.

AmandaEsq

AmandaEsq
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 7b)

May 4, 2012
9:32 AM

Post #9110158

Wow! That's the kind of plant box that makes us Newbies feel inferior. Good thing I am a newbie trading with a newbie.

Less pressure to perform. ;)

A.

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
the Highland Rim of
United States
(Zone 7a)

May 4, 2012
10:14 AM

Post #9110207

That Joyce I know ... I just didn't see her name on the list. Maybe from April?

Awesome box, Mary and DJ. :-D

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Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

May 4, 2012
12:23 PM

Post #9110327

Thanks. I tried. I am also a newbie as this is the first box I have traded.
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

May 4, 2012
1:09 PM

Post #9110370

I am way behind on this thread, so if answers have already been made I apologize. I want to put in my 2 cents worth as I read it or I will forget it. lol

Mary, have you tried playing music for your little plant?

Can anyone tell me about Dutch Iris? Do they keep blooming or just bloom in the spring and done?

AliKat ... you can buy EON markers. They are metal and you put your information on the plate. They come in different sizes. I know some of the coops get them at cheaper prices, but you can also order them directly from EON.

scarletbean ... if Amanda is holding your hand, you'd better watch out where she might lead you! Sounds like she already has you brain washed. LOL J/K of course

I take Fruity's tags and tape them (with wide packageing tape) to a stick of bamboo (you can get a bunch at Wal-Mart for like $2.89 in the garden shop, then cut them to the length you want) and stick it in the ground so I can read the whole tag. If I remember, and can find that camera, I'll take a pic of one I've done.

You can buy regular 'paint pens', probably in the craft sections. I have also used a cattle ear tag marker that you can buy at places that carry cattle stuff. Mine is an Allfex Tag Pen. Just ask them for a Tag Pen and they can probably direct you. I haven't had a problem with the EON metal markers. Maybe I haven't had them long enough. lol I used a label maker similar to Fruity's and put on the plate.

Fruity, I'm right there with you as a pistol packin' mama. I love to go shooting whether it be pistol or rifle. ****Amanda, cover your eyes**** I use to go deer hunting with my ex. We ate a lot of deer, my kids were 'raised' on it!!!!! EX-H use to do a lot of turkey hunting too. The darn things were so thick they would chase the cattle away from the feeders and help themselves. They were 'well fed' to say the least. The breast is really the only thing to keep on a wild bird. I always cooked mine like I would a store bought one, in one of the cooking bags in the oven. I loved it. My family ate a lot of wild game. Grandfather would go Elk hunting every year. He also went moose and bear hunting and always shared the meat. Good stuff!

I am setting here laughing at my dog! He must dream a lot because it sounds like he is barking with his mouth closed and then growling. ROFLMBO It is sooooo funny. He does it all the time. He's a real tuffy. LOL

Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr-eat boxes everyone is receiving. I am gathering plants for my swapee's, but won't be sending until later in the month to give things some time to get more growth on them. I promise... I will be sending though! :-)

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
the Highland Rim of
United States
(Zone 7a)

May 4, 2012
1:33 PM

Post #9110402

OK, I looked back and WWKathy and Happ had a trade last month so that must be Joyce's box to Kathy from that one.

I just know it wasn't from me. :-D
minnesippi
Oakdale, MN
(Zone 4a)

May 4, 2012
5:15 PM

Post #9110737

Just bumping to watch this month :)

deejay9

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

May 4, 2012
5:20 PM

Post #9110746

Evening all What a day planted this morning & Tried to save 5 baby turkeys but only one has made it so far & MOLLY Is still on about 8 + eggs yet .
Here is TUFFY he or she is a little fighter doing well so far I just hope it makes it through the night .
me to this has been a long day . back for coffee if I can .

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AliKat32

AliKat32
Greenfield, NH
(Zone 5b)

May 4, 2012
5:43 PM

Post #9110775

Hello Everyone!

I work for the day and BAM I'm 20 responses behind!

Fruity -- love the pistol packin' mama...I agree -- watch out for anyone trying to get into our house...we've got a glock...I'm not good at hitting targets yet but would totally defend my house and pets! AND YES -- I would give any thing for your heat...I'm freezing here again in NH! It's 54 and misty now...we might get sun tomorrow but rain all next week!

Crit -- come to NH and hunt some turkeys! There are SO many! Ok -- forget the turkeys -- come and get some deer...those brats eat EVERYTHING!

Kathy -- yahoo -- the plants made it! iris tubers -- one bag is purple and one is yellow -- however, I have no idea which is which really! If I can find the photos from last spring I'll email one off to you! Geranium...it's Bloody Cranesbill - Geranium sanguineum. The siberian iris clumps are going to be either purple or white...some day I'll be a better label keeper...with FOTV helping us along - we'll all have this tagging thing down!

Mary -- you'll have to share what you learn in those classes...I'll love any tidbits...

I'm with Cville -- my boxes are heading out to their new homes until May 17th/May18th cuz they need to grow a bit more... but they're coming...I promise!

I'm working on expanding a garden by removing a walkway that was separating two gardens. WHAT a job...I didn't know the rock pathway was 18inches deep! AHHHH! I really don't like moving rocks! My husband put new timbers Anyway - by the time I get my trades from all of you...I'll have it done and ready for planting! Pic one is what it looked like -- pic 2 is what I've finished so far -- in the rain and cold of last week...working in my fleece and mittens!


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AliKat32
Greenfield, NH
(Zone 5b)

May 4, 2012
5:45 PM

Post #9110781

HI Susie,
How cute...I hope Tuffy makes it! I'm sorry to hear about the others! :(
C
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 4, 2012
7:27 PM

Post #9110901

The after shot looks awesome, Candi. That's a lot of work I can fully appreciate. Isn't NH the Granite State or am I thinking of another one? Your soil looks so rich and dark. Here we have red clay that always needs amending. Stick with us and we'll help fill up your new beds. Keep your rocks though! We have our share and then some. Plus the lady who lived here before us some 18 years ago actually bought large rocks for her rock gardens. I'm still uncovering them everytime I plant in the 'wild child' garden. Yes, I really do have a small area where plants aren't tagged...lol I swear rocks are like potatoes multiplying. We gave truck loads to a neighbor several years ago who used them to build his fish pond that spans about an acre.

Ya'll know how much I complain hubby doesn't like giving up turf, but I was thrilled when he made the first couple of passes with the tiller last week on a new 5' wide L-shaped bed that goes across our front porch and out to the end of our driveway. I've been raking up wheelbarrows full of rocks and dead crabgrass on days it hasn't rained. Finished Part 1 yesterday when it was so hot! When the ground dries out, he'll till again and with more clean-up, it'll be ready to plant. The plan is to have an old-fashioned annual garden and will sprinkle in a few of Pat's Dahlias.

Thank you again, Susie, for putting me in touch with her.

Great mental picture, Patti, of your doggie. Never have eaten Elk or Moose or Bear, but know we have Virginia Black Bears in our woods. Hunting Season for them, either archery or muzzleloader, opens each Fall.

velmansia
Antioch, TN

May 4, 2012
8:34 PM

Post #9110974

Now I have picture of my goodies from czimmerman. One is missing ...already in the ground. As soon as I opened my box aplanting I go before I remember I needed to take picture for posting.

FOTV: lucky you! My husband hold onto his turf. I have to go in the back along the tree-lined fence to do my gardening on someone else's property. There is about 30 ft between the end of our property to the fence to the next property. So I am using some of it. You can see where I cut the fence and put the arbor as an entrance.

See the air conditioner, that is where I sit and make most of my decisions as to which plant to move and what I should be adding. I get very irritated when the tech comes to service my unit. They have no regards for my plants even though I did create a problem for them. They just stepped all over my plants.

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warriorswisdomkathy

warriorswisdomkathy
Kiowa, CO
(Zone 5b)

May 4, 2012
10:29 PM

Post #9111046

Ok...I corrected the above entry to say it was from HAPPGARDEN, oooooops. LOL. Hey where is she this month? Lurking? Busy with work? Thankyou!!!!!! Kathy.

Pix: Iris buchanii, first to bloom of the iris.

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AliKat32

AliKat32
Greenfield, NH
(Zone 5b)

May 5, 2012
8:32 AM

Post #9111372

Velma - wow -- great gardens...love that you've surrounded the air conditioner...tell the tech guys to watch out! The roofers were here last year -- they didn't do as much damage as I thought...however, I've been picking out shingle pieces ever since and let's not talk about the nails!

Fruity -- you've got it right...we're the granite state...and then the former owner add MORE ROCKS...ugh...! I'm in for lunch but then back out to move more rocks... I keep wanting to take over this really great sunny spot for my pumpkin patch - my husband won't hear of it...just because its in the middle of the lawn...! :)

Happy Cinco de Mayo!



Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
the Highland Rim of
United States
(Zone 7a)

May 5, 2012
10:10 AM

Post #9111462

Olé :-)



velmansia
Antioch, TN

May 5, 2012
11:48 AM

Post #9111553

I was walking last year and noticed this pink rose growing in the gravel along the roadside. With much difficulty and with the aid of a piece of stick that was around, I was able to dig a small portion of the plant and I took it home and babied it and this is what I have. Does anyone know what kind of rose this is...is it considered old fashion rose.? Just don't say it is the Japanese wild rose that is invasive.

See my bromeliads-I had 3 in one pot and 2 in the other sitting on my front porch and lost them when the temp dropped. Some how I wasn't expecting them to freeze since they made it the night before.
Velma

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AmandaEsq

AmandaEsq
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 7b)

May 5, 2012
12:29 PM

Post #9111591

What a pretty rose! I don't know much about varieties so I'll let someone else answer that one.

I just wanted to chime in and offer this as a piece of advice:

Give a man a manual roto-push mower and he'll be delighted to give up any turf at all! :D

Court hates my "lawnmower" and we hardly have any grass at all. I am taking over the front yard bit by bit. My secret is out!!!

Thanks for the laugh, Patti - I close my eyes in all the scary places.

Hope you're all enjoying the weekend. I'm hoping for rain and the green/yellow blobs on the radar are teasing me.

xox
velmansia
Antioch, TN

May 5, 2012
12:39 PM

Post #9111595

Wish is was so AmandaEsq! Even though we have a small yard he fussed about me digging up the yard. But what is funny, if someone pays me a complement about the garden, he wants to take credit for the fertilizing.. lol.
He has an electric push lawnmover and he enjoys cutting his grass and listening to his music as he slowly pushes the mower. Mine likes the landscaping look so I do my gardening in the back and leave the front with just the landscaping shrubs.

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deejay9

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

May 5, 2012
2:06 PM

Post #9111669

AFTERNOON ALL I have been very busy planting once again you gals have to wait & Let me get my plants out to you now :) before sending any yet :) hehe BTW I Now have a tag-a-long & I Have to watch my step :) TUFFY Follows me everywhere .

anyway I forgot to list my side trade with chris again this month & Wow this gal sure packed a box here is what I got from Chris
VINES OOOOOH---LA--LA--LA
ASARINA SCANDANS
SNAPDRAGGON & NIGELLA PERSIAN JEWEL
BLACKEYE SUSAN
CAMEO ELEGANCE MG
RED CARDINAL

NOT SURE BUT ONE I THINK IT MIGHT BE MILLET ???

MUMS I GOT
ALANTIC YELLOW
AVIGNO SELGIUM
ADIVA PURPLE
SUNNY MONICA

HOSTA'S
BLUE MAMMOTH
BIG DADDY
EARTH ANGEL
FIRST FROST
GREAT ARRIVAL
GUACAMOLE

NOW YOU CAN SEE WHY IT HAS TAKEN ME SO LONG TO GET ON HERE & nOW ITS TIME TO GO START SUPER :)
PIC 1 NOT SURE OF
PIC 2 IS OF THE VINES ALL IN THEIR NEW BASKETS & I ADDED A COUPLE OF MY CAMPENULA'S WITH THEM :)
PIC 3 ARE THE MUMS
PIC 4 ARE THE GREAT HOSTAS
PIC 5 IS TUFFY NAPPING I GOT A CUTE LITTLE MOVIE OF HER BUT CANNOT POST IT HERE :)
SUPER TIME BACK LATER

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

May 5, 2012
2:11 PM

Post #9111673

CHRIS FORGIVE ME I Forgot to say thank you again for another great Box you all are trully sharing some great plants with each others .
all my boxes i hope to get out on Monday & weds if i can get into the gardens tomorrow :)))
czimmerman00
Elk Horn, KY

May 5, 2012
2:11 PM

Post #9111674

Yes its ornamental black millet:)
glad u like:) you'rre welcome!

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

May 5, 2012
2:15 PM

Post #9111677

Okay, Warrior Kathy, I am going to add to the confusion...sorry...rofl. Yes that was from the April trade...but, I know I sent a white with purple iris because it is one of my fav's. Then I thought I sent a pink ruffle...so confused, so I guess the surprise will be when it blooms again. Yes one of them had bloomed already, but didn't want to break the fans off I figured it would feed off the old rhizone and then you could break them apart. I am going to post 3 pics, one which I know I sent you and the other 1 is ? I may have marked them wrong, I may have done it correctly just can't remember. Sorry about the pic on the pink one, it was a really windy day. I have names but apparently forgot to send them, I will look them up.

I am pretty sure my minds hard drive is at full capacity any more...rofl. I need to empty the trash bin of my mind, you know all that info they stuck in there when I was a kid, like diagramming sentences, hummm haven't needed to do that in a while, presidents in order of office (don't plan on being on jepordy anytime soon, and don't remember every needing that info for work or life so far), and a million other pieces of info in there...rofl. Don't get me wrong, love all our crazy presidents, but really in order?

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

May 5, 2012
2:35 PM

Post #9111691

Ok meant to add my 2cents on the tags. I have a drill, and engraving tool hand held think it was like 20.00, some aluminum strips (can buy a small panel of copper which would be classy also available at home depot) and I engrave my tags, drill a hole in the end of the strip, bought a roll of semi heavy wire from home depot, string it thru the tag and wrap the wire so the tag won't slip off and stick them way in the ground with the wire... 120 lb black lab can't break them by walking on them, he doesn't chew them like he does the wooden ones and if they dangle a bit the tags hitting the wire make a faint sound which I kind of like. Only thing that has worked for me. Now my engraving is not the greatest but I can read it...rofl. Probably alot of work, but they are surviving all the elements, pets, DH, and weather...rofl. I did see where someone had engraved on a spoon, don't know I could do that because I write too big but it was really cool.

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
the Highland Rim of
United States
(Zone 7a)

May 5, 2012
2:49 PM

Post #9111703

Good idea on the hand-engraving tool. I want one. I have been saving spoons. :)

FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 5, 2012
3:33 PM

Post #9111762

Hi Everyone!

Double Wow, what a fabulous assortment of plants you've got there, Susie.

happ, that third Iris is really sweet. Funny about wanting to dump the hard drive of your mind. Bet we could all do that if we knew how and start fresh. Most nights it's hard to go to sleep not being able to just shut down.

Check Etsy for ideas, Carole. I've seen plant markers and wind chimes there made out of old spoons that are really cool looking.

We 'retired' our old rider last year after many, many years of service. I rode the slow old clunker til we got a new rider last year. Can't get hubby off of it. If either of us push mowed the 2-1/2 acres or so kept finish mowed, we'd never get around. It's bad enough as it is 'watching the grass grow' with all the rain we've had on a newly fertilized lawn.

Your gardens look great, Velma. We do what we can where we can! That Rose ought to give you hope for the White one you found, Manda.

Keep rocking along, Candi...lol





deejay9

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

May 5, 2012
4:20 PM

Post #9111811

alana question for you what is ( acalypha) is it the love lies bleeding amaranth ???
also the (lonicera ) is there a certain one you want send me pictures if you can to my email . I might have but not sure.

poisondartfrog

poisondartfrog
Barbourville, KY
(Zone 7a)

May 5, 2012
4:40 PM

Post #9111831

Susie, your gardens this year will be overflowing! Good for you!
I sent you an dmail with links to answer your questions. Both kinds of plants are easily rooted from cuttings.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

May 5, 2012
5:16 PM

Post #9111892

I know this is for an April swap but I just now got to taking a picture (although I see I missed a couple of plants like iris and lilies) of the box I got from Susie.

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AliKat32

AliKat32
Greenfield, NH
(Zone 5b)

May 5, 2012
6:09 PM

Post #9111962

Hola Everyone!
I got another three feet of rocks moved today! Rocking and Rolling in NH! Nice day - finally! It was in the mid-60's...yahoo! Four more feet - then I can stop! My dog (Ethan - he looks like toto) thinks I'm crazy moving rocks...he just sits there looking bored...too bad I can't hook him up with the wagon so he can move some...being 8 pounds limits his usefulness in situations like this!

GO Tuffy! GO Tuffy! That's so cool that he follows you around!

Love the engraving idea...so far I've used what I've got here in the house...need to go and find those old blinds but am officially taking a day away from gardening tomorrow...it's our 25 year anniversary of being engaged (ok -- it's weird that we celebrate it but we were engaged for 7 years before getting married so it's sorta the date we remember -- should have tried to get married on that date too so we'd only have one date to remember!) so we're going into the city where we met -- good old Boston!

Everyone's boxes look so great!

DO you all plant the plants in pots when you get them or right into the ground? I've always just planted them in the ground to avoid having to plant twice...but from photos it looks like some are repotted...does that help them get stronger faster????

Goodnight y'all

velmansia
Antioch, TN

May 5, 2012
6:12 PM

Post #9111965

Oberon45, lucky you! Nice collection of plants you have there. Great trade!
Enjoy planting, call me if you need any help getting them planted... (:
velmansia
Antioch, TN

May 5, 2012
6:19 PM

Post #9111970

Congratulation Alikat32! Have a good time celebrating.

Glad you asked because I was taking note of that also. I put everything in the ground as soon as I can. Nothing sits around for me. I have a friend who would buy the plants and they would sit in the pot until they died off. Doesn't make any kind of sense to me.

deejay9

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

May 5, 2012
6:26 PM

Post #9111975

ALI I Many times will plant them right into the ground but we are still in danger of frosty morning so many i pot up so i can put under the tarps when need be . I don't know if tuffy is a male or female yet but i know it is spoiled all ready .
well time for this ole lady to lay back GN all back for coffee

AmandaEsq

AmandaEsq
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 7b)

May 5, 2012
6:29 PM

Post #9111978

I agree - it depends on the weather and the condition of the plant(s) when they arrive. I end up putting sun umbrellas on so many plants that might suffer some shock if they went from a dark box right into full sun.

Use your best judgment. :)

A.

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
the Highland Rim of
United States
(Zone 7a)

May 6, 2012
6:21 AM

Post #9112411

Thanks, Fruity, will do. I want to use them in a "dish" garden. Spoons used as plant markers and signs, plates used as edging, stacks or totems made out of assorted old dishes and teapots.

Nice, nice plants everyone. :)

That's a whole lot of rocks, Alikat ... you go, girl. :-)

deejay9

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

May 6, 2012
6:26 AM

Post #9112419

GM All Lots of digging to do today so not going to stay here long but will be back later .
aslo TUFFY"S NEW Name Is TAG_ALONG HEHEor LAP-TURKEY.
have a great day everyone

deejay9

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

May 6, 2012
3:55 PM

Post #9112978

I think i asked for this id once but i cannot find it anyone here help me its only about 3" tall or less
forgot to mention it smells like lemons but i don't think it is a thyme of sorts.

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FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 6, 2012
6:20 PM

Post #9113159

I really don't know, Susie, unless it is Houttuynia or Thymus citriodorus 'Aureus' (Golden Thyme).

Got your plants ready today, Patti, and will send you and Susie the Priority D/C # once I've printed the label. Had a nice afternoon digging for you and planting annuals in 8 hanging baskets. One more to go for the mailbox and they'll be finished.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

May 6, 2012
6:32 PM

Post #9113184

Susie, you have a cukoo in your nest. In the middle of the picture is some sort of broad leafed thing. Either a dandylion or a daily it looks like
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 6, 2012
6:46 PM

Post #9113206

Good one, Mary...lol

If anyone I'm partnered with now or in the future has a Helenium or two to spare, I'd love starts. While out there today, I noticed the one I had didn't return. Not picky about name as they're all beautiful.

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
the Highland Rim of
United States
(Zone 7a)

May 7, 2012
2:53 AM

Post #9113541

Perhaps it's lemon mint, Susie or a close relative.
czimmerman00
Elk Horn, KY

May 7, 2012
4:59 AM

Post #9113633

Frrom the shape of the leaves i'dd guess orregano...

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
the Highland Rim of
United States
(Zone 7a)

May 7, 2012
5:36 AM

Post #9113668

You are probably right about oregano. There is a lemon oregano as well as a lemon thyme

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deejay9

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

May 7, 2012
5:53 AM

Post #9113684

while looking in my bluestone catalog I found a plant that looks like it but they call it a sedum Makinoi OGON but i don't know if it is sure looks like it as for the broad leave in the middle it is a rudbeckia not sure but think just a browneye susan hehe.
well off to pack a box for some lucky lady :)

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
the Highland Rim of
United States
(Zone 7a)

May 7, 2012
6:25 AM

Post #9113741

I have that same sedum. I'll have to go take a photo.

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
the Highland Rim of
United States
(Zone 7a)

May 7, 2012
6:34 AM

Post #9113758

Oops, mine is S. makinoi 'Salsa Verde'. I think I have a pot of 'Ogon' under a rose bush and I can't get to it at the moment. :-D



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FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 7, 2012
2:52 PM

Post #9114428

Heads up, Patti, your box of plants have flown, should arrive just in time for your Birthday!

Sweet little fellow there, Carole.

poisondartfrog

poisondartfrog
Barbourville, KY
(Zone 7a)

May 8, 2012
5:23 AM

Post #9115226

Susie and Velma,
I have your packages waiting for the mailman to pick up. I d-mailed Susie the confirmation numbers.
Alana

Edited to add this:
I kept a list of what I sent. My handwriting is notoriously illegible so if you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask me.


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deejay9

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

May 8, 2012
7:24 AM

Post #9115448

GOOD MORNING ALL
SCBUTTERCUP------POISONDARTFROG---CZIMMERMAN00- are on the way since yesterday
-FRUITOFTHEVINE--WWKATHY TODAY I HOPE

HAPPY GARDENING
velmansia
Antioch, TN

May 8, 2012
7:49 AM

Post #9115490

AliKat32 and Poisondartfrog, yours are also are en route.

Poisondartfrog, don't know if you have been asked but ...poison, dart, and frog...is there a meaning? :)

poisondartfrog

poisondartfrog
Barbourville, KY
(Zone 7a)

May 8, 2012
8:14 AM

Post #9115535

Velma,
I love frogs, family Dendrobatidae (poison dart frogs) are my favorites.
Glad I have my boxes out-hope I did not forget anything. Please give me a heads up if I did. I don't know how Susie sends 5 trades at once. I was challenged keeping 2 straight.
velmansia
Antioch, TN

May 8, 2012
8:38 AM

Post #9115588

I was wondering about that yesterday. I sat out there from around 0930 until after 1pm getting all the plants uprooted and sorted. The hose is spraying to keep me cool as well as adding moisture to the plants as I was prepping them. This took a long time and then having to go to the PO to get them mailed.
Trading is hard work, glad the soil wasn't too dry which would make digging even more tedious. Those of you with the dry clay soil know what I am talking about.
Susie is busier than an ant...what is she taking as an energy pill?

deejay9

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

May 8, 2012
9:32 AM

Post #9115745

My energy drink twice a day 3 cups each having one now to get re-energized FOTV's box is going out today . when Jim gets off his duff to go to town :) well time to take Tuffy out to get her bugs it is so cute watching her eat ants :)

WWKATHY 's Box Will be going out this weekend. back later today
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

May 8, 2012
10:02 AM

Post #9115787

It is amazing how much time it does take to get boxes in the mail. I always over extend my abilities it seems like. Had to sit May out because I knew too much going on. It always sounds easy enough but does take work for sure. I love lurking and listening to you all.

Check this out, here I thought I was so smart with my aluminum tags...rofl. 21 different kind of plant tags and some great ideas I think.
http://tipnut.com/garden-markers/
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

May 8, 2012
10:42 AM

Post #9115828

Alikat92 and I are finalizing our swap as we 'speak.' I agree it is a bit of work to sandwitch this in with other spring tasks. But what a great way to learn and grow different plants. We are almostttttt to the point that I can plant out some of my perennials like the iris and lilies that Susie sent. I just dug up three huge Miss Lucy to send away and will probably dig up some daylillies to go somewhere else so it will open a sport for those and some new ones I grew from seed.
velmansia
Antioch, TN

May 8, 2012
11:51 AM

Post #9115908

Happgarden, thanks for the link. Good ideas if you are looking for more work and being fancy. I tried labeling the stones before but they did not last. I like the juice lid idea but I'll go quick and easy with the blinds. Have several in my attic...just need to get one out for now. I think one will work for me depending on how long I cut the slats.
Very creative!!
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

May 8, 2012
12:29 PM

Post #9115962

Yeah there are a million different ways to make plant tags. The blinds don't work for me because of a 120 lb lab, basset hound, and DH with big feet. The blinds get brittle on me after being in the sun. I will cut a blind, put masking tape on it and write with a majic marker, the masking tape doesn't fade like writing straight on the blind, but then I have to have something more hardy or like I have now a yard full of great plants with noid, which is fine for me but hard to trade...rofl.
velmansia
Antioch, TN

May 8, 2012
1:14 PM

Post #9116009

Happgarden- none of mine are tagged so you are not alone. I also tried the broken pottery...yea, didn't hold up.

You gave me an idea! Write the name on the blind slats and then use the masking tape as a sealer.
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 8, 2012
4:05 PM

Post #9116186

Thanks for the heads up, Susie. Your box will go out the week of May 28th, probably sooner since checking the calendar, the 28th is Memorial Day, with no mail, and know how you like to close out the current month so you're not so swamped having to keep up with multiple months.

Plant trading IS a lot of hard work and can be time-consuming, but it's so worth the effort to keep paying it forward when I started with zilch, nada, nothing three years ago...not even a seed. Knowing a box in return with new plants to try will land here too makes me always appreciate the thought and toil someone put into it. How I love admiring plants people have shared with me as I stroll the gardens. Makes me smile. A lot of you are right here and the rest of you I look forward to trading with down the road. Many plants I've received were new to me, making gardening even more fun and my beds more diverse. Don't know how you folks sending multiple boxes at once manage the task and is the main reason thinking if I could get one box out a week this month, I'd be doing good.

AmandaEsq

AmandaEsq
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 7b)

May 8, 2012
5:30 PM

Post #9116309

Hey Big Score. :D

A house undergoing de/re-construction and a bunch of blinds in the garbage can - in case anyone needs some tag materials.

deejay9

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

May 8, 2012
5:46 PM

Post #9116332

A Littler tuckered out tonight so its off to the shower soon but i just wanted to show Mary/Oberon How well her plants to me are growing Just fine .

1st Is the Ligularia the rocket
#2 is the choclate lilies I can hardly wait to see these look at the bud already
# 3 is an Iris I think came from Happ/joyce but not sure my tags are gones .

I'm so so sore all over Headed for the shower back in the morning for coffee.
GN all .

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FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 8, 2012
5:58 PM

Post #9116344

Me! Would you save a couple of sets and bring them to your RU?

I've tried wooden ice-cream spoons marked with a Sharpie, similar to the rustic ones in your link, happ. Didn't last hardly anytime although the pen wasn't an industrial one. Also tried painting on broken shards of terra cotta pots that only disentegrated with freezes and thaws. But I do like the copper engraved one that sealed. Seriously doubt Hubby would be willing to give up the extra flashing. Our 'new' roof is only 1-1/2 years old and has already sprung a couple of leaks in really heavy downpours that either he or the roofers repaired. Got lots of ideas, though, especially for houseplants and have plenty of rocks...lol Don't we all?!


AmandaEsq

AmandaEsq
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 7b)

May 8, 2012
8:31 PM

Post #9116622

I'll bring a trunk load Froot - everybody can stock up. I'll go and get the rest of them - there are at least a dozen in the trash can.

deejay9

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

May 9, 2012
4:39 AM

Post #9116796

GM all cool but sunny this am Much to do & ready to get started . got to go get my 2nd cup of coffee , will be back about noon :)
I bet Many of you will be out getting beds ready for all those boxes getting ready to land today & tomorrow :))) .. I know I 'am :)
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

May 9, 2012
5:56 AM

Post #9116884

We should have a noid plant swap and just send the pic of the plant so the buddy would know what it looks like, cause heaven knows I have a ton of noid plants, some real beauties but sadly no name.

velmansia I put the masking tape on the blind and write on the masking tape, not the blind. For some odd reason the permanent marker last longer on the masking tape than on the plastic. Probably because it soaks in, I have problems if I write on the blind it fading away before one summer is over.

home depot has some copper sheeting, don't know how expensive it is.

Seems I am always going on and on about spuria iris, but look at this beauty. I will have to look back to see how long I have had it but it is beautiful this year. The white iris is also a spuria, that is my original I got from an old empty farm house. I guess I am really lucky because I knew nothing about them at the time and are picky about when they get dug and planted...ignorance is bliss...rofl. The last pic is of my lilies, I have never had lilies open on May 9, usually I am doing good any more to just get the iris open...my orange lilies which I love are in full bloom, along with my water lily and many other things.

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deejay9

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

May 9, 2012
6:36 AM

Post #9116955

Happ I would love so no names & I like you have Loads of them also & if you would like To do a trade for them I Would be very happy to share , same for anyone Its fine with me but there are many who want the named & I don't mind sending those also if & when I have extra :) very cool this morning & my body dose not want to let me out side in it very long so thought i would get caught up with house work "YUCK" so coffee break . then back out :)

oh my those lilies are Loaded Mine have not even started to bud yet but the Chocolate Lilies I Got from Mary Are loaded with buds :)
& they are from alaska & we've had 60-90* since March What gives with this ?

I just ordered a pond Liner so I can put in a couple of small ponds this summer I have so many neat Plants for Ponds I just have to go for it .
I hope to get the rest of my plants in the Ground today so I can have more room up here by the house for MORE :)))))))

I Feel Like A LOONEY BIRD Or an APE Over Plants This year I Just Don't Know why . But It is Just Given me so much Energy
so BRING them on :)))))

well guess i better get off here back later
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

May 9, 2012
8:24 AM

Post #9117137

I am amazed Susie about the choc lilies. Mine are barely forming, well, about what I sent to you. They are still about that size. I am so happy they did well. they aren't a great little flower, but different I think and in your forest edge with blue poppies and such would add a nice touch. and they do spread. You can help them along by eventually breaking up the bulbs they form.

deejay9

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

May 9, 2012
9:42 AM

Post #9117230

mary are your Blue poppies in the shade ??? I put one clump in shade the other in sun/shade so will see witch ones do the best :)
Lunch time it is warming up outside feels so good :) gotta get my sun blocker on :) back later to gauck at all the goodies :)))
My mail won't be here till about 2 pm
Happy gardening all

AmandaEsq

AmandaEsq
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 7b)

May 9, 2012
10:03 AM

Post #9117251

I grow mostly natives and none of them have magic names. Except for the botanic names of course. :D

Mary - Is the ligularia 'rocket' the giant yellow thing that thrives in shade? I have a trade on my trade tracker with someone for some of that - will have to follow up. I know it's not native but yellow shade plants?! C'mon!!! :)

Hope you are all enjoying your day. I'm re-claiming the garden. We did a lot of pruning in the spring and piles of brush around in the corners could be harboring critters we don't want. Also, our mulberry tree is just past peak berry season and the cedar waxings and other birds have been making a mess of things. I can't imagine being without the thing, but the fermenting berries on the ground and then of course with rain on top of them is making me feel the need to tidy up.

Looks like sun is trying to break thru. I'm glad.

xox
A.

poisondartfrog

poisondartfrog
Barbourville, KY
(Zone 7a)

May 9, 2012
10:47 AM

Post #9117327

I have been informed that I have two boxes waiting for me at home; one from Tennessee and one from Michigan. Yipee! I can't wait.
Alana

poisondartfrog

poisondartfrog
Barbourville, KY
(Zone 7a)

May 9, 2012
3:09 PM

Post #9117624

They're he-e-ere. Two great boxes of plants. I am going to post them quickly and then get outside to see what I can get planted tonight.
From Velma:
Tarragon
Rumex
Pink Campanula love it!
Poleminum
Coreopsis Moonbeam
Lysimachia punctata variegata--Can't wait to see this one grow!
Variegated Grass, Phalaris arundinacea maybe
White Ginger
Purple Oxalis
Great box, Velma! Thank you!!

And from Susie:
These Iris, What Again, Hammered Copper, Opal Wings, Pilgrim's Choice I will have to look these up!
Coreopsis Rte 66 Way cool!
Campanula, La Belle Blue This one is so pretty it looks fake.
Daylily, Baby Tiger Paw
Star of Bethlehem
Yellow Hollyhock
Red/Wine Hollyhock
Asiatic Lily
Perennial Japanese Lettuce -another I will have to look up
Verbena, Red Fox
White Pumpkin
Two kinds of Honeysuckle cuttings
Super box, Susie!

Thanks to both ladies for wonderful boxes of plants! I'm going to have to do a little thinking and then start getting them to ground.
I'm a happy gardener,
Alana

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velmansia
Antioch, TN

May 9, 2012
6:22 PM

Post #9117824

Alana, the tarragon is a wanderer. I have mine in a pot that is buried in the ground to keep it from running.

AliKat32

AliKat32
Greenfield, NH
(Zone 5b)

May 10, 2012
3:14 AM

Post #9118096

HI Everyone,

Missed you while I was running around this week-- several night meetings with one more to go tonight! Plans have changed and I no longer have to be in NY this weekend so I may have a chance to get boxes out to my trading buddies on Saturday...more to come on that!

I'd love a noid trade...gots LOTS of iris nods... Happ - your photos are are beautiful! I love my garden lilies...can't believe yours are blooming! WOW! Mine are still only about 5inches up...long way to go...and it's chilly again with rain here in NH...

C

deejay9

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

May 10, 2012
4:00 AM

Post #9118130

then i guess for our last swap in SEPT Or Oct We should do a SURPRISE SWAP :) :))) frosty morning good thing i covered last night.
its going to be another sunny day 60's so just right for playing in dirt today :) :)
well time to go get daddy up for the day my coffee is gone so wishing you all a fun day Be safe . back about noon :)
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

May 10, 2012
5:39 AM

Post #9118221

It is the strangest year for us. We have cooled off and some of the evening temps have been in the 40's but it isn't stopping the plants that got a head start from the 90's we had in April.

Good idea DeeJay, we should have a noid surprise swap, I need to mark pics now because if we do it in the fall I won't remember what they look like...rofl.

Pics of one of my tiny lilies, red hot poker (which usually doesn't bloom until it it hot), and this liliy getting ready to burst open is a good 3 feet tall or more. I even have hardy hibiscus up 3 feet. Very odd. But kind of nice I am not having to water because we are spring again and getting rain every 3 or 4 days.

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czimmerman00
Elk Horn, KY

May 10, 2012
6:56 AM

Post #9118347

Happy birthday mud elf & crit!
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 10, 2012
6:57 AM

Post #9118352

Very nice party of plants in those two boxes, Alana. Some new to me as well. That's just part of the fun.

RHPs have been blooming here for a couple of weeks, happ. Strangely early. Buds are just forming on the Lilies.

NOID sounds good to me for the last one too. Two years ago, a lady gave me a lot of daylily seedlings, some lost tags and others from crosses. Last year I marked them with pink survey ribbons and made up names in the photo album, like this one dubbed Laughing Lavendar.


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deejay9

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

May 10, 2012
1:15 PM

Post #9118792

wow I'm wore out :))) I got a huge box from PDF :)))) Alana I have them tagged & Now out to get them into the ground may not get back here till midnight :) ty try ty ty . If i wasn't stressed I'am Now :) hehe


DAYLILIES
CREOLE CAVALIER
TWO PART HARMONY
OKLAHOMA KICKING BIRD
********************************
ACHILLEA --CHERRIES JUBILEE
ASCLEPIAS CURASSAVICA ----SILKY MIX
HARDY CARNATION-KING OF BLACKS
SALVIA--SWAN LAKE
SALVIA---AZURE ALBA
SALVIA---ADOLA SUPERBA BLUE
VERONICA--SUNNY BOARDER BLUE
VERONICA--GENTIANOIDES
VERONICA--
HERCHERA---Mocha Coral Bells
WHITE SIBERIAN IRIS
ADOLA SUPERBA BLUE

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poisondartfrog

poisondartfrog
Barbourville, KY
(Zone 7a)

May 10, 2012
3:42 PM

Post #9118950

Woo-hoo! The party wasn't over! I got another box from Susie today with a pretty variegated Kamchatchian Sedum, Horseradish, a fern and a Gallardia. Thank you Susie!
Sorry, no pictures this time. I planted as soon as I got home and forgot about the photo. Maybe I can post a follow up when they start growing.
Thanks again,
Alana
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 10, 2012
3:54 PM

Post #9118961

Stressed?! At least your plants aren't, Susie. Fabulous job, Alana, as always.

Well shoot, Patti, really thought your Birthday party in a box would have arrived today too. Hope you're out doing something fun to celebrate.

AmandaEsq

AmandaEsq
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 7b)

May 10, 2012
6:25 PM

Post #9119180

WOW! Alana - what an awesome package! I've gotten some seeds from you, you're just as awesome with plants. :)

Hey everybody - just giving you a head's up - mug swap is open! The first one was so much fun I had to do it again!

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1257388/#top

Are you coming?

AliKat32

AliKat32
Greenfield, NH
(Zone 5b)

May 10, 2012
8:34 PM

Post #9119323

Hi Everyone...
I love reading everyone's thoughts!
I just got a box from Summerjoy (individual trade) and she sent my plants with the tags already made out for me...what a bonus! If I can find blinds before Saturday...I'll try putting tags in with my trades to my May people! Just thinking that I don't have to tag anything seems like a gift!
I have three trades with all of you...and a few more with some I've arranged before I found this great group of swappers! So I know what you mean about being a lot of work...I always get annoyed that I have to actually stop gardening to go the PO...but then I think of those little plants begging to be replanted and that gets me scooting off! It's just so much fun to get that box that I can't even think about not trading...my husband thinks I'm obsessed with trading...and I am...I look forward to catching up with you all each day and knowing what you got! THis is SO MUCH fun...thanks for letting me join!

C

Susie -- how's tuffy...we need an updated photo of that little guy/girl

PS -- if you're wondering...we AREN"T finished the rock moving yet! UGH! I'm making us work on Sunday...even though I don't have any official children (the frown upon me claiming the dog and 4 cats) I think I still should get a gift on mother's day of rock moving !
goodnight!

warriorswisdomkathy

warriorswisdomkathy
Kiowa, CO
(Zone 5b)

May 10, 2012
11:25 PM

Post #9119381

Wow Happ, I wanna see those lillies when their in bloom.
The only noids I have are iris, think I got everything else memorized or is tagged, hopefully, lol. Gotta do something about those tags this season. The only request I have about noid plants is height info and if it's a runner or reseeder and how bad, lol, I'm still trying to erradicate a thug I got at my garden club sale. And pix would be wonderful if possible, just an idea.
Still working on garden cleanup and cutting things back, gosh I should hurry it up, lol. Things are blooming too early here.
Off to the Botanic Gardens sale tomorrow to get some goodies, yeah!!! Couple of boxes to go out next week, just trying to get the weeding and cut back done so I can get to that.
Pix is east side of the garden last week
Pix is west side
Pix iris buccanii
Pix dwarf iris and JJs

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

May 11, 2012
5:24 AM

Post #9119491

ok Kathy I Want both of the purple & yellow in last Picture :) & What is JJ ? Love Your beds
GM All well a busy day ahead so much to get planted . load of dirt is here back later
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

May 11, 2012
5:52 AM

Post #9119521

Love those iris. Kathy I think I feel behind because everything is so darn big, and unlike your beds mine are full of maple tree starts and a ton of weeds...your beds are so clean...wowzer. The sale sounds great, I haven't been to one sale this year. I am sort of hanging true to me not getting any more plants til I get all I overwintered in the ground! Course sort of is the key words in that statement...rofl.

Ali, we are so happy to have you in the group, and you sound like us, a little crazy about plants... ;) If you get a chance post some pics of what you have going on. Second to getting plants we love seeing everyones gardens, kids, pets, or anything else that might be happening.

Fruity that is a beauty of a daylily...I had a friend who had a friend who propagated daylilies, she gave my friend a ton of daylilies, my friend promptly threw the tags away and planted them...rofl. I was lucky enough to get some starts of the daylilies but they are all noid. I have since lost my friend, but she is always there in the garden will all my beautiful daylilies she gave me.

Saturday we are getting all our plants together for our MG sale. We will get as many members as possible to bring them to one location and we are going to put masking tape on the pot with the name and the price. Then I make tags for all the plants with a picture of it in bloom, then all the vitals, sun/shade, bloom time, color, propagation information, just all the details. So next week I will be doing this for about 100 different plants, hopefully some will be repeats from years past...or I am going to be a very busy woman. The plants with pictures makes a world of difference if they sell or not. Most people coming to the sale can't invision what the plant will look like grown up...altho this year most of them are full grown and in bloom...rofl.

Have a great day everyone.

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czimmerman00
Elk Horn, KY

May 11, 2012
6:12 AM

Post #9119548

My son age 3.
my daughter age 2.
they both love animals:)

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velmansia
Antioch, TN

May 11, 2012
6:13 AM

Post #9119550

AliKat 32- had I been thinking I could have cut up some slats from the blinds for you. I have several in my attic and I need to get up there and get one so I can start tagging- especially with my new additions.

WOW! WOW! WOW!
I am so glad that I partnered with poisondartfrog. I got the biggest box ever- got home last night@ around 9.30Pm after a busy evening at work but I had to look in the box and I was ready to go planting ...forget about how tired I was and how dark and cool it was.

In my "big box" was:
White siberian iris
Datura blk currant and double yellow
Veronica -fairytale and sunny border blue
Maltese cross (been hunting for these for a long time-saw them in a plant book)
Money plant (planted these for the last 3 yrs with no success)
Lysimachia ciliata
Asclepias curassavia-silky mix
Orange bearded iris (saw this one in someone's yard and had to get one)
Walking onion
Lychnis corona white and chalcedonica

It's 47 degrees now but I went to bed planning, waking up in the night and doing more mental planning and now I am ready to go out and implement my plans. Over the fence will go my forgetme nots, coneflowers and yarrows to make room for my new additions. I must finish this task by 1130 to get ready for work.
I am happy, happy, happy!

Thank you, Alana.



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FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 11, 2012
4:38 PM

Post #9120266

Christine, your babies are precious. Looks like your little girl is already a gardener with dirt under her fingernails. Ya know, I mean that in the nicest way. Only time during planting and digging season I don't have dirt under mine is after a shower.
That's a lot of work, happ, but your sales are always good. Ones around here are lousy.

My turn to keep the party going! This morning I was overwhelmed by the plants I received.
False Spirea, love it
Cutting of Epi ‘Slightly Sassy’
A Rudbeckia
Gaillardia, either ‘Bijou’ or ‘Goblin’, so glad to have this one
Large assortment of succulents including Sempervivums, Sedums, Jovibarba Hirta…wow!
Three Standard Dwarf Bearded Irises: ‘Pilgrim’s Choice’, Kiss me Quick’, ‘What Again’
Pink Lily of the Valley, very nice and have wanted a LOV for the shade garden
Clump of Primrose
A Mint / Salvia / Hyssop
Euphorbia Polychroma, really wanted!
5 Hydrandeas I moved to the shady side of our house before taking the pic.
All these puppies except the Succulents are soaking in a bucket of water with a drop or two of SuperThrive, but I don’t think they really needed a jolt before planting time. Hopefully tomorrow. They’re all so healthy with very little wilt after being boxed for 3 days.

Once again, Susie, I’m overwhelmed by your generosity. Only two months into this year’s Plant Swaps and really do believe this is the best year yet.




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FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 11, 2012
4:40 PM

Post #9120267

Oh I forgot to include the Blue Campanula that's just the sweetest in a little pot! Almost reminds me of a mini Rose.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

May 11, 2012
4:57 PM

Post #9120290

Where do you get Thrive? I don't know that I have seen it before.
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

May 11, 2012
5:47 PM

Post #9120338

I received an awesome box (as ALWAYS) from our lovely Miss Fruity. I have pics taken, just need to download them. I have some work I have to finish up before I can do that though. All I can say is WOW ... I really appreciate all that you sent to me!!!! Out of all the Oriental Lilies I have, I do not have ANY of the ones you sent me!

deejay9

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

May 11, 2012
5:51 PM

Post #9120344

I Agree Susan this year is the best swap we have had I Have so so many its going to take me the next two months to get them all planted :) HEHE I Have to start potting up plants for my Yearly plant swap in the park .
right now i'm done in for the day :) baby is sitting on my sholder nipping my ear so she's ready to go back to her bed :) she is growing fast .
mommy has one more baby out in the nest but this one dose not want to be with them now that she has been in here :)

I will get a new pic of her tomorrow . Glad you liked your box susan but as for the one plant I'm sure its not a mint or salvia but i will keep thinking as to what it was :) I' can't find my list i made for you .

well you all have a great evening back for coffee.
GN all
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 11, 2012
6:35 PM

Post #9120386

We can wait til the plant blooms, Susie. No worries as you always have your hands full. I still can't believe how many plants you shared with me :)

Mary, our Walmart carries 4 oz bottles of SuperThrive for a tad under $10. That sounds like a lot, but a couple of drops, literally, per gallon of water is all you need, and I average using one bottle a year. When you open one, stand back. It really does smell like pure vitamins.

http://www.amazon.com/SuperThrive-VI30148-Superthrive-4oz/dp/B0009DV3HM

Patti, while we were D-mailing, I almost asked you to list the Oriental Lilies you already have. I remember last year on one thread we were showing pics but couldn't find it. Just got lucky and am tickled you like them and the rest of the plants I picked for you. Hope they looked OK after being cooped up.

It's still early, but who here is "in" for June? I'd like to start setting up trades. Last night I worked on unveiling haves on my bonafide trade list, mostly Daylilies, and have so many more to list as well as other perennials.





AmandaEsq

AmandaEsq
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 7b)

May 11, 2012
7:48 PM

Post #9120455

OHmigoodness reading about all these plants makes me sooo tired.

Ha ha haa - Jessica - I am sure glad I am trading with another newbie - I don't even KNOW what half of those plants are!!! ;)

Having fun though - glad to be part of it. Jessica and I (scarletbean) are plotting our trade via Dmail.

Enjoy the weekend friends!
A.
czimmerman00
Elk Horn, KY

May 12, 2012
1:05 AM

Post #9120617

Yes she does have dirt under her finngernails already:) she loves flowers & they both like helping me plant them. Have to watch them or they are arting flowers out of greenhouse to plant in their saandbox:))

goldhillal

goldhillal
(Crystal) Waverly, AL

May 12, 2012
4:44 AM

Post #9120674

Somehow I lost you. I kept looking at my HOME to see if anyone posted and finally came to my senses that you all could not be silent with boxes going and coming. I am sorry to have missed so much of the conversation but it is unlikely I will catch up so I will just pick up here..

I had cataract surgery last Thursday. Everything went wonderfully so far and I am so pleased with the outcome. I can see out of the eye that was practically blind and everything is so bright! Now I am just trying to take it easy for a week or so, which is hard to do when it is spring and want to get outside to the plants. No bending over ffrom the waist, no gardening and dusty environments (I guess this means no grass cutting.)No lifting more than 10 pounds-I mean I am having a hard time restraining myself. But I sure do not want to mess things up. Every day my eye is feeling better, so I am hoping to begin to slide back into activity early next week.

So, I hope to get my swap box off to Diamond 9192001 early in the week.
I spent a lot of time yesterday walking over the yard and admiring how beautiful everything is, as well as enjoying the cool nonhumid weather. Ain't it grand!

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
the Highland Rim of
United States
(Zone 7a)

May 12, 2012
4:45 AM

Post #9120675

I have a case of the shingles and I can't begin to describe how agonizingly painful it is. Kahty and Crit, I will be back as soon as it runs its course. Soon, I hope. Just wanted you to know I'm still around.

goldhillal

goldhillal
(Crystal) Waverly, AL

May 12, 2012
5:49 AM

Post #9120727

O MY! so sorry about the shingles, Cville. I understand this is terrible. Have known several people who had them. This is a good time (or bad time) to point out that there is a vaccine for this, altho too late for you Cville. Insurance may pay for it.
Sympathy and Prayers, Cville. And to everyone else, get that shot if you have not already.

AliKat32

AliKat32
Greenfield, NH
(Zone 5b)

May 12, 2012
6:14 AM

Post #9120764

Cville - OH no! I'm sending you thoughts and prayers too! xoxo

Velma -- WOW -- what a great box of plants -- you are truly a master plant packer!
I am so excited to get out there and plant! THANK YOU THANK YOU! I'll be stuffing your box in just a few short hours!

It a beautiful day here in NH...yahoo! I'll be digging up everyone's plants today and heading to the PO to mail them out...they should arrive by Monday but I'll send personal Dmails with confirmation numbers out to you!

More photos later -- I'm excited to share that I'm almost done the rocks...and we have the dirt ready to go...and by June's swap I'll be planting in that new area and looking for SUN plants that can survive not a lot of TLC!

Just checking in with you all -- does anyone have those annoying red lily beetle bugs in their area? We have them in NH and they are awful! I have to go out and inspect the lilies everyday once I see them because they destroy the entire plant. Last year I decided to move the lilies to a new location thinking I'd trick those icky bugs...not sure I did yet...just wondering what you all do if you have them!

A-planting I will go -- a-planting I will go ...(and a-digging I will go!)

Happy Happy

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deejay9

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

May 12, 2012
6:27 AM

Post #9120780

GOOD Morning all we are getting a small storm they said pea size hail around the area But I Do not see it here Must be NORTH Of Town .
Just a light rain here .
someone asked about Tuffy she is doing fine growing like a weed :) right now she wants to cuddle in my short hair :) oops she's in my shirt.
well laundry going good day to get my house back in order.

as for june I will put up a sign up anyone can sign up but if you fine you cannot play we will understand do to heat , illness, ete I Hope to get my arm heeled by them i think i have shovel-Itest Numb from elbow down both arms any of you have that ???. is it just age . or do ya think it will go away ?

well i have to go give jim my list for him to pick up for me while he is in GRso ya all have a great day Will be back later

warriorswisdomkathy

warriorswisdomkathy
Kiowa, CO
(Zone 5b)

May 12, 2012
8:39 AM

Post #9120909

Deejay.. that purple and yellow is perenial alyssum (Aurinia saxatilis) and JJs ( johny jump ups). Sorry the alyssum is only a single stem, but I got lots of jjs I can include in your box. I collect the seed and throw it around in the garden, and now I have great little patches popping up everywhere. Love 'em cuz their so happy, lol. Got some new colors to add this year.
Went to Botanic G. sale yesterday, wow, it was brrrrrrr. Only low 50's and a bit breezy so we weren't there long. A little disappointed as many of the things I had wanted to get were not there this year, phooey!!!! Made it to the iris nursery between downpours but only got a few as most of the bloom was done, too warm, too early, making blooms several weeks early, shucks again, lol.
Only 30* at the moment, another coll and rainy day, and again tomorrow. I may attempt to get some more seed planted before it rains this afternoon, hopefully...
Wow, there are some great boxes being sent about...Soo much fun!!!!!
Cville...don't worry about it. Just take the time you need to feel better, besides I know where you live...LOL. Tomorrow's a holiday, take the time and enjoy yourself if possible, along with all the other moms here. Remember those of you who are not mothers to actual children...you still have babies in the yard and we're shipping them all over the U.S. and Canada(via friends, lol), and then there's our critters, where would they be without us, let them love you... HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to all!!!!
Pix: just some of my smilely faces.
P.S. happ...no weeds cuz I'm not showing them, lol. I've been weeding for several days and doing cut back of last years foliage. And I'm NOT done yet, still several days worth to do. I will be attempting to put down some mulch this year, got grass clippings from a neighbor who has a mowing buissness. I'm hoping for gentle rains this year and maybe it will stay in place. Also another reason for the jjs to spread as they are a groundcover also.

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velmansia
Antioch, TN

May 12, 2012
12:09 PM

Post #9121084

Cville, prayers are going up for you...keep trusting!

Every gardener, who is a mother, tempting though it maybe, don't eeeven look in the garden tomorrow.
It's our day for all our hard work...relax, enjoy and reflect

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY EVERYONE!!!!
velma

deejay9

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

May 12, 2012
12:26 PM

Post #9121099

NIX The Grass Clipping UNLESS You want to Mow UNDER & Around your Plants I DID That one year What a Mess I Had So Then I went to straw around & Under my plants Then I Had & Still Have THISTLES Popping Up all over the Place so now I Just Mulch HEAVY .
& I'm Finding that The Mulch Is rotting into the Ground & Making for a much better Mix with this Clay I have .

Oh yes On the JJ'S I Love them also .
well i have been in with daddy all afternoon So Margaret could go out with her son, they just got back so its my turn to lay back for awhile while it is raining .

OK HERE IS FOR OUR JUNE SIGN UP IF YOU HAVE ANYONE IN MIND TO SWAP WITH PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF THEY ARE IN THE JUNE SWAP.
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1257659/

WE WILL STILL CHAT HERE FOR AWHILE . TY ALL GOTTA GO BACK LATER .

AliKat32

AliKat32
Greenfield, NH
(Zone 5b)

May 12, 2012
2:00 PM

Post #9121166

Hi Everyone,

Velma, Mary, and Liz -- I got everything dug up and packed and labeled...ready to go today and the PO was closed by the time I got there...the other place UPS...doesn't pick up until Monday...so I'll be at the PO again first thing on Monday to get those boxes to you!

Velma -- my box was packed from you...thanks for the variegated solomon's seal, ghost fern, sea holly, lenten rose, knotweed, catch fly (what is it?? I couldn't find it on the plant files --- sounds awesome from your note), arum italiana, variegated sedum (awesome too), coreopsis, amanda pink, and the fairy wings...there were two extra plants...I think one was bee balm, and the other is a mystery plant...I'll take a photo just as soon as my hubby gets back from his rock climbing competition with his YMCA team...he took the camera to capture some of the kids...he loves coaching them! I had a great day planting them! THANKs again!

To all you Momma's out there -- enjoy your special day tomorrow! xoxo
velmansia
Antioch, TN

May 12, 2012
2:16 PM

Post #9121179

AliKat 32- Could the mystery plant be the persicaria (knotweed) purplish color? The other one is called Rolly's catchfly. This is my first yr growing it- planted it last fall.
hollysmamma
Cuyahoga Heights, OH
(Zone 5a)

May 12, 2012
2:45 PM

Post #9121208

Hi everyone, sorry I have been MIA for awhile. I had the flu compounded with an upper respiratory infection, so happy to say that after 3 days of antibiotics and a week of bed rest (Well as much bed rest as I can get at this house) I am finally starting to feel better. It has been all I could do to get on here and touch base with the individuals I had trades going out for this past week, to let them know the plants haven't been shipped yet.

Cville, I hope you start to feel better soon! My aunt had shingles two years ago and it was horrible for her. Prayers for a speedy recovery!

I swear by super thrive! I had a friend who watched all my houseplants while we were waiting for our landlord to finish up the remodeling of the house (we temporarily moved in with my mom), he just about killed my one tropical hibiscus. It had no leaves what so ever on it when it came back. I trimmed the dead wood down until I could see green in the branches, and I watered it everyday with super thrive and plant food for about a week. I was even misting it with a spray bottle with water and super thrive. I am happy to report that that was almost 2 months ago and I have 9 leaves and lots of little green nubbys for new leaves! So to me it has been well worth the money. It also helps reduce transplant shock.
velmansia
Antioch, TN

May 12, 2012
2:52 PM

Post #9121214

hollysmamma, glad you are feeling better.

I've never heard of super thrive before until Oberon asked what it was. Guess I will go looking for it
scbuttercup
(Judy) Simpsonville, SC
(Zone 8a)

May 12, 2012
8:42 PM

Post #9121637

Very strange, somehow this thread was marked unlatch, and my post didn't make it either. I received an amazing box from deejay and today planted some of it in a new bed that I put where the trampoline used to be. Can't post the photo right now because I'm using iPad but here is a list of what she sent, thank you so much deejay! I'm worried because you should have received my box to you by now, DH sent it for me Monday and he didn't know it needed tracking. It was priority so you should have received Wednesday.
What she sent:
Sedum NOID
Sedum ogon z5
Blue spruce sedum
Horseradish 
Chives
Semp fuego
Speedway semp
Lemon spry semp
Arachnoidium sparkle
Fern
Lily of valley

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goldhillal

goldhillal
(Crystal) Waverly, AL

May 13, 2012
3:30 AM

Post #9121739

I seem to always be asking about some of these abbreviations. Here I go again: What is a semi? A semi fuel?

goldhillal

goldhillal
(Crystal) Waverly, AL

May 13, 2012
3:30 AM

Post #9121740

I seem to always be asking about some of these abbreviations. Here I go again: What is a semi? A semi fuel?

AliKat32

AliKat32
Greenfield, NH
(Zone 5b)

May 13, 2012
3:30 AM

Post #9121741

Velma - the mystery plant is not knotweed...that one had a label...I'll send a photo but as it's 6:30am...I'm still to tired to go out...my cute (an sometimes annoying) cats we're very happy to wake me today at 5:45 for breakfast! UG! But it's going to be another nice day here...so I'll be outside soon!

Liz -- glad you are back to the world of feeling better!

Super thrive -- never heard of it either...will check it out!

Happy M's Day everyone -- Below is a zinnia bouquet cake I made from this great cupcake book! Almost as good as real flowers for mother's day!

Candi

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scbuttercup
(Judy) Simpsonville, SC
(Zone 8a)

May 13, 2012
5:29 AM

Post #9121804

Lol that "semi" was just my iPad doing its auto correct thing. I edited my post and semi is semi, short for sempervivum also known as hens and chicks.
Happy mothers day!

deejay9

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

May 13, 2012
6:10 AM

Post #9121855

GM To All
CRYSTAL : SEMI Should Be SEMP For Sempervivum /or hens-n-chicks

I want To appoligize to Judy/scbuttercup & also Velmasia & anyone else that didn't see there thank you I rec'd
on Thursday a box from PDF-SCB/Judy & Velmaisa I thought for sure that I Had Posted PDF & JUDY's For velmas & mine was a seperate trade . I'm sorry Judy I should have checked to be sure it posted & so let me try to remeber for they are all in the ground.

If i forgot something I'm so sorry when you get three boxes in a day WOW it is more over whelming then haven to pack boxes :)))
you all are so awesome & as susan said this has been the best swap in a few years :) I Hope to Play in the dirt again today if my arms will let me so i can get my last two boxes out this week to wwkathy & Velmasia

mounding coreopsis
Hosta
variegated vinca vine,
garden mums orange
jacquelline pink fustion MUM had to go check on this one :)))
lemon balm
cat nip

Velmasia
shared a couple ferns one was GHOST FERN
amsonia Blue ice
bloodwort
variegated loosestrife
sea holly
lenton rose
arum Italiana
i know there was more but when you have an old mind like mine SCATTERED :) & Over Whelmed from all you all have shared .
I Hope you will forgive me :) I love everything. & I look forward to June & Hope to do Better by you all.
pic is from scbuttercup

ty all & so sorry now off to get the crtters fed & watered back later today .

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scarletbean
Newport, TN
(Zone 7a)

May 13, 2012
7:14 AM

Post #9121939

hello every one!
What beautiful flowers and plants you all have been showing!! I feel like my offering is gonna be woefully inadequate. Lucky my partner is a new bee too! I don't know the names of many of these lovely plants either. Ah well, I am learning. That's the fun part!.
I have been absent from DG for a few days due to an absolutely horrible case of poison ivy. Never have I had t this bad! wore gloves, long sleeves, etc. but it still got all over my arms. I only had on flip flops, so I guess I deserve the blisters, swelling and burnng on my feet. ( even between my toes!) The itching is enough to drive me insane (er than i already am!)!!! Benadryl helps, but keeps me so sleepy, I can barely stay awake for more than2 hours at a time.
Cville- So sorry to hear about your shingles. I understand it is incredibly painful. I was thinking of you 3 days ago when my FIRST HUMMER showed up! Finally! Do you have any yet?
AmandaEsq- i will be getting your pkg out this week.

deejay9

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

May 13, 2012
8:04 AM

Post #9122005

GM Scar BAKING SODA PASTE Is good to take away the ITCH But what I Found was the Best for PI Is Called " TANSY" I Had a Mound of it here for a few years & then My Brother was helpping weed last Spring & Pulled it all out so I Don't have any or I Would have mailed it to you . We would dry it & Keep it in the cupboard then STEEP it like a tea & Rub it on with a cotton ball.

So if any of you have any TANSY I Would love to get another start of it I Will make its own little garden for it dose spread but it is a Nice plant . still a little cool out cloudy but hope to see the sun sometime today :) .
see Tuffy is Getting her feathers in she is a sweetheart . sun coming out . so i'm going to go play while i can.
back later

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CheerMom

CheerMom
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9b)

May 13, 2012
8:21 AM

Post #9122027

Susie,

OutlawHeart81 said she had to drop out so I can trade with CZimmerman or anyone else you decide - CZimmerman - do you like gardenias? Let me know who I should trade with this month. I can take one or two.

Sue G
Cheermom
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

May 13, 2012
9:17 AM

Post #9122087

OK ... after all that went on Friday night and Saturday, I am back to play on the computer a bit. DH promised to finish up my new flowerbed. He didn't realize I was waiting on him to finish so I could plant some of my ws'ing there. He thought those were all for trade. :-) So now the pond is on hold until he finishes up the bed.

Here are my awesome goodies from Fruity.

Hosta sp. (Fruity, what is sp.?)
Homestead Verbena
Zagreb Coreopsis
Lemon Mint
Monarda Raspberry Wine
Missouri Primrose
Chocolate Joe Pye weed (I didn't know there was such a thing! Whoopie!)
Daylily starts. Chesapeake Crablegs, Apricot Sparkles, Little Fruit Cup
Oriental Lilies. Sorbonne, Firebolt, Royal Sunset, Josef, Black Beauty, Flashpoint.

I don't have any of the oriental lilies that she sent me out of all that I have! And LOOK at the size of those bulbs!!!!! Can't wait to get out and get them planted in the new bed and Lily bed. I had my first Daylily bloom the other day that I got from deejay last fall, but didn't get a pic of it. I'll get a pic of the next one! I only have a few daylilies so I am thrilled with these. The oriental lilies are planted along the fence behind the daylilies. I lost a lot of them, from the heat last summer I guess, even though I kept them watered.

The other picture is a beautiful birthday card. The flowers are embroideried on!

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY EVERYONE!!!!!!!! Whether you are the mother of plants, critters, kids or whatever, everyone is a mother of some kind!!!!! Treat yourself!

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AmandaEsq

AmandaEsq
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 7b)

May 13, 2012
6:31 PM

Post #9122575

Patti - Hosta sp. means species - Often used when the species and/or cultivar is not known.

warriorswisdomkathy

warriorswisdomkathy
Kiowa, CO
(Zone 5b)

May 13, 2012
7:18 PM

Post #9122639

Patti...stick around ..we'll teach ya. LOL.

Hope everyone had a great day!!!!! I got a new digital camera, yeahhhh, I don't have to use my phone for such anymore. My daughter, son-in-law and grandkids are great at bringing me into the digital age, lol, now I have another gadget to figure out how to use. Love it, love it, love it. Told my daughter I was going to get one next month and wow, what a lovely surprise, (used my phone for 3 or 4 years).

got three trades to get to work on after the soil dries a bit, had rain the past few days so their good and ready!!!! Minnesippi, Alikat and Deejay heads up!!!!!!!!

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warriorswisdomkathy
Kiowa, CO
(Zone 5b)

May 13, 2012
10:14 PM

Post #9122785

Deejay...Hey, I finally got around to putting up a list of wants and haves, lol...

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deejay9

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

May 14, 2012
3:40 AM

Post #9122859

GM & TY Kathy :) HAve to go for my Blood Draw this morning & take Margaret to her Dr's apt then I will be home & start digging for my two boxes may get them out later today Or tomorrow for sure . so hope ya all have a great day .
Congrats on the new camera I don't have kids so guess I'll have to buy my own :)
gotta go get my coffee.
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

May 14, 2012
6:23 AM

Post #9123013

scarletbean - I have a friend who get s poision ivy if she comes within 20 feet of the stuff, but swears no when she mows if she goes in and washes with this particular soap she never gets pi. I will find out the name and post it.

Wonderful boxes everyone is getting.

Tuffy is a cutie, all our chickens and ducks are getting big. DH is building the coop hotel. We started yesterday...rofl along with another 40 projects... some day I will get something complete...well maybe.


CheerMom

CheerMom
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9b)

May 14, 2012
7:23 AM

Post #9123118

Susie

I am going to be trading with CZimmerman00 since Outlaw had to drop out.

Sue G.
CheerMom

deejay9

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

May 14, 2012
10:00 AM

Post #9123361

ok Sue so sorry Outlaw had to drop out but things do happen in our lives :))) TY For letting me know .
well i just got back home & Its Much later then I Had Planned But I Guess By Now You all Know I Cannot go Buy a NURSERY Without
Seeing what is Knew :) Well $60. laters I'm home & unloaded & Brother Jim Still Shaking His Head at me .

well off to put my garden close on & hope to get WWKATHYS Box started today :)
Ya all have a great day
HERE IS
TUFFY ON THE LEFT NEW BABY ON THE RIGHT :) .
& HERE IS WHERE MANY OF THE PLANTS ARE GOING TO GO :) PUT THIS TOGETHER YESTERDAY STILL HAVE TO HOOK UP THE PUMP YET

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Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

May 14, 2012
2:51 PM

Post #9123763

My last two boxes are gone to velmansia and allikat. As I mentioned, my yard looks like a rabid gopher blew through. :) But I have lots of nice stuff and new stuff to go in. Just on hold til the landscapers get done. Middle of June at the earliest. :( Oh well. Will give my little nursery babies time to get bigger. They are mostly all out getting used to the sun. Boy it takes forever for Dahlias to acclimate.
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 14, 2012
3:10 PM

Post #9123784

Thanks for the help about sp. Manda. It sounds fancier than NOID...lol

Hey Patti, those look like labels I've made but they aren't the plants you just received. Glad you liked your B-day card. That lady does amazing work on her sewing machine.

Dahlias, oh my gosh Mary? Did you start yours inside early, in a greenhouse, or how? It's just now time to plant tubers here.

It started raining last night, has rained all day, and should clear out tomorrow. Got your box of plants dug, Manda, and will bring them Saturday. The good thing about meeting in person is you get more than what would ordinarily fit in a large regular Priority Mail box or even Flat Rate.

AliKat32

AliKat32
Greenfield, NH
(Zone 5b)

May 14, 2012
7:34 PM

Post #9124112

HI Everyone,

Dahlias -- I just got a bunch from a friend at work...so I was planning on putting them in the ground this week...do you think it's ok? I don't think we'll get a frost again...but it's NH so one never knows!

Finally got my boxes out to Mary, Liz and Velma today! Yahoo...check your Dmail for tracking numbers!

It's raining here again! At least the plants I got from Velma are getting a great start...they are enjoying the cool weather and extra water to help them root!

Love that Tuffy is getting bigger but he looks too small next to those big turkey parents!

scarletbean -- sorry to hear about your poison ivy...my hubby gets it if he just looks at it...I still can't seem to identify it here...so I'm always trying to be extra careful! UGH!!!! I got my first hummer here in NH on 5/11...exciting!

good night!
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

May 14, 2012
9:26 PM

Post #9124247

My dahlias want to start growing in March. I just pot them up and let them go. What a nuisance. Then I propagated some, bought some, traded for some, was gifted with some. OH MY GOD!! I need more garden space.
minnesippi
Oakdale, MN
(Zone 4a)

May 15, 2012
12:09 PM

Post #9124945

Thanks for the heads up Kathy. Things have been crazy here. Recovering from pneumonia - on my 2nd round of antibiotics. Grandma passed on Friday morning, her service was yesterday. It was a melancholy weekend. Spent ALL of mothers day in the yard - a much needed retreat thats for sure. Got some plants in the ground that were potted, bought my veggies and got those in, mowed, weed whipped, weeded, made a bonfire to burn some brush. Spent some time with my folks while they were having a garage sale. Made $60 there and blew twice that @ the garden mart :) The weather has been beautiful and just makes me want to spend all my available time in the gardens. Running with the kids Monday through Thursday so come the weekend, that's where you will find me. Surprised I am not sun burnt yet. In due time I guess.

I owe a few ppl some LOV and a bellwort...I havent forgotten. (Side trades) Maybe this weekend, it not Memorial weekend I will have time for sure with that extra day in there.

Iris are popping all over the yard and my peony and clems will pop soon. Cant wait for another color in the garden besides green. Found an oriole egg on the ground Sunday, havent found a nest yet though. Hummers have been in and out since May 1st. "Scouts" I think. Would love to see more.

AmandaEsq

AmandaEsq
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 7b)

May 15, 2012
8:51 PM

Post #9125482

Hi Steph - nice to hear from you - sounds like things are a little rough - sorry about your granny. We all find solace in the garden.
Peace,
A.

AliKat32

AliKat32
Greenfield, NH
(Zone 5b)

May 16, 2012
3:13 AM

Post #9125594

I echo Amanda for you Steph...sorry about your grammy...peace to you and your family!

deejay9

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

May 16, 2012
4:41 AM

Post #9125627

gm all just wanted to let WWkATY & Velma your boxes are on the way . i have much to do today margaret went back home last night & so now I May not get much done in my gardens but off to the gardens this morning while jim is up & around .
ya all have a great day
susie
minnesippi
Oakdale, MN
(Zone 4a)

May 16, 2012
5:55 AM

Post #9125716

thank you :)
One of my iris opened sometime yesterday - have to see if I can find the tag - as did my 'President' clematis :) Siberians have buds this year too:)Took a quick walk in the garden this morning and was pleased :)
Will post pics soon - maybe someone can help me ID the bearded iris.

poisondartfrog

poisondartfrog
Barbourville, KY
(Zone 7a)

May 16, 2012
6:38 AM

Post #9125775

Susie,
Let me know if you want a division of this water iris for your garden and I will send you one. Put it in a container and it will behave nicely.
Iris versicolor

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deejay9

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

May 16, 2012
7:39 AM

Post #9125845

You Don't have to twist my arm I Love it :) was looking to find a couple Bloomers to put into the Pond Oh it sounds so nice while sitting on the porch if I was to be able to sit very long :)
Little cool today So I Got the watering done & Came in to warm up with a coffee break & Know I Hope that My tractor will start so i can go dig up my plants for for the swap in JUNE Just a Week from saturday .

Tuffy Loves To go out Into the gardens with me so off we go will be back later .
hollysmamma
Cuyahoga Heights, OH
(Zone 5a)

May 16, 2012
6:13 PM

Post #9126598

Alikat, the box arrived today and it was fantastic! Thank you so much :) I am so excited to get out there tomorrow and plant them :) I have them sitting in pots on my porch right now.

I got:
Roman Chamomile
Purple coneflower
NOID Rose Bush
Lilac Bush
Rosa Rugosa
Purple Iris
2 types of hosta's

The plants are wonderful and I am so very excited to plant them!

Liz

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FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 16, 2012
7:22 PM

Post #9126671

Oh my, so many of those are fragrant, Liz..
Very nice assortment you chose, Candi.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

May 16, 2012
7:47 PM

Post #9126689

Boy want nice packaging. they all look so green and healthy!
hollysmamma
Cuyahoga Heights, OH
(Zone 5a)

May 16, 2012
8:57 PM

Post #9126734

I know! I am so excited, so many fragrant plants :)

goldhillal

goldhillal
(Crystal) Waverly, AL

May 17, 2012
4:55 AM

Post #9126904

I wonder if Rugosa Rose would make it in the heart of the great mildewed south. Anyone know? I remember once on a trip to Plymouth in the spring how beautiful they were. What I have read seemed to indicate they spread easily. Is that true?
diamond9192002
(Anita) Fort Wayne, IN
(Zone 6a)

May 17, 2012
12:08 PM

Post #9127327

Crystal, the shrub roses grow well around here. My aunt lives south of you and hers grow well. I don't think you will have any problems growing them. I think the big deal with the Rugosa Roses is good drainage.

I got my box today from Ms Crystal...boy, was she good to me! My box contained mexican petunia, sleeping hibiscus, coleus, milweed, hollyhock and one other plant but I cannot remember the name??? My plants were packaged very well.

deejay9

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

May 17, 2012
12:19 PM

Post #9127343

so goldhillal Have you rec 'd your plants from diamond ?? & You got a rose Humm Nice rose I may have to try a few around here :))))
well I'm off to get a few plants dug up for my plant swap in the park. on JUNE 2Nd so anyone in the area i hope you will come join us ,
diamond9192002
(Anita) Fort Wayne, IN
(Zone 6a)

May 17, 2012
12:43 PM

Post #9127369

No she has not rec'd plants from me yet. I may be sending close to the deadline.

Oberon, did you get your plants yet?

deejay9

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

May 17, 2012
1:41 PM

Post #9127417

ok i THOUGHT I MISUNDERSTOOD :) well daddy has another infection this time is the blood stream so they are on the way home after a stop at the drug store . so will chat more later got to go put super on well get it ready :)
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

May 17, 2012
2:22 PM

Post #9127471

Not yet Anita. I expect them today though. Will let you know.
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 17, 2012
2:34 PM

Post #9127484

When you get a minute, Susie, put a big checkmark up there next to my name. Really hope Daddy's OK.

Wowser at the great selection of plants you shared with me, Chell!

ARUNDO donax 'Variegata' -- Giant Variegated Reed Grass, love it (all the different grasses I've been receiving are or will be planted around our unsightly power poles)
ANACAMPSEROS, a type of Sedum (had to look this one up and it is a cool plant)

CANNA Pretoria
CANNA Russian Redstripe
CANNA Wyoming
These are large plants from my wants list :)

MUM Country Girl

SEDUM Angelina
SEDUM Gold Moss

Bonus SCHLUMBERGERA, Holiday Cactus (very glad to add to my small collection)

They all look great and don't know how you managed to pack them in a triangular box. My camera battery is charging in anticipation of Manda's RU Saturday and I will post a photo or two of my newest plants as soon as I can. Excellent job, Chell! Your box will go out next week.


velmansia
Antioch, TN

May 17, 2012
3:07 PM

Post #9127546

Oberon, Deejay9, and AliKat9. I spent 20 mins pecking away to send my chat and lost it all. So I got your packages and I will come back later and start over.
Thanks for the packages.
Velma
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

May 17, 2012
3:21 PM

Post #9127557

I just received Diamond's and AliKatt's packages. Haven't even opened them yet. What a hectic day. Will post pics and names later.

AmandaEsq

AmandaEsq
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 7b)

May 17, 2012
3:40 PM

Post #9127581

Wow! Lots of neat plants. :)

I wanted to mention to folks that lose posts occasionally - have you tried to stop everything? Put your cursor over the text box where you were typing and "right click" on the mouse?

A pop up menu comes up and at the very top, the word "UNDO." If you click that button your post should come back.

Or try the "back" button if you ended up somehow on another page. I have had a few instances where I "lost" posts on DG, but never due to some problem with DG. Always reversible.

Just sayin'.

A.

p.s. Froot I was hoping that if I took all the pictures I could stay out of them. :D
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 17, 2012
4:21 PM

Post #9127639

Fat chance :)

Also if you switch to Firefox for your browser, it's a free download and works with either Windows Operating Systems or Macs. Should you accidentally close a window and re-open the page you were on, your post will still be there. Even more amazing, the page you were on will automatically re-open with your post in tact if you have to re-boot.


AliKat32

AliKat32
Greenfield, NH
(Zone 5b)

May 17, 2012
5:39 PM

Post #9127712

Hi Everyone!
THE SUN WAS OUT IN NH TODAY -- breaking news - we haven't seen it in four days!
I have to say the plants have been happy with the water!
Below is a columbine from my garden...I can't remember if it was one of you asking about the colors or someone else I've been trading with!

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velmansia
Antioch, TN

May 17, 2012
5:44 PM

Post #9127715

Thanks for the info but the " back" button didn't work. Took me a lot of time to do the typing and all gone.

Got 3 great packages today was trying to get some in the ground just now but the mosquitoes are really active...had to quit even with the repellant on.

From deejay9 (susie) (pic 1)
Sedum- purple emperior
Campanula-cluster blue and white bellflowers
Monte Negro lily
Irises dwarfs-2 kinds
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From AliKat 32 (candi) (pic 2)
Irises-2 kinds
Masterwort
Jacob's ladder
Campanula-blue cardinal
Yellow loose-leaf strife
Purple emperior sedum
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From Oberon (mary) (pic 3)
Bergenia- a rather large clump
Valeria finnis
Chocolate lily
Armeria
Campanula- new giant and chettle charm

Thanks for everything guys. I am quite pleased.

I went to my special bargain center today (Lowe's). For those of you who don't know, you can find plants marked-down and most are in very good condition. Just go straight to the back and you will find the mark-down racks. I got knautia-thunder and lightening for only $2.00 (qt size),begonias-6 pack for $0.50 and evolvulas blue daze for only $0.50. (pic 4)
See pics.
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AmandaEsq

AmandaEsq
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 7b)

May 17, 2012
5:58 PM

Post #9127732

Vel - did you try the undo trick?
velmansia
Antioch, TN

May 17, 2012
6:02 PM

Post #9127735

No, I had turned the computer off -would it still work then?
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 17, 2012
6:34 PM

Post #9127768

It would have worked if you used Firefox as your browser.

Great looking plants! Very nice assortment. I haunt Lowe's too for mark-downs and sometimes Wally World. It's amazing how you can revive a plant from the nearly-dead racks.

velmansia
Antioch, TN

May 17, 2012
7:01 PM

Post #9127791

Only us, the "I can bring it back to live" group will pay a 25 cents for a half-dead plant and make it live to see another year. In my case, since I am competing with these trees, I don't mind getting those plants and if they live...that's good, die-so be it.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

May 17, 2012
7:48 PM

Post #9127843

Okay. I posted pics of the plants as they arrived -- to the wrong thread. sorry. Here are the pictures. I am thrilled with all of them. It's like I went across the street and dug them myself and brought them home. Green and luscious. Thanks Anita (Sedum 'Neon', Hardy hibiscus, Coreopsis 'Dwarf Yellow') and Candi ( Lanceleaf Coreopsis, Rose Campion, Black Eyed Susan). While both offered much more in trade I am constrained by what I can grow here that they have.

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FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 17, 2012
7:57 PM

Post #9127854

My rule of thumb is to try the same plant three times. If it fails because it was weak or I couldn't nourish back to health, or my inexperience...I give up.

How I'd love to have a stand of Oriental Poppies and from all the seeds I've scattered for them in the Fall, only one came up but it didn't live.
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 17, 2012
8:03 PM

Post #9127861

Mary, your new plants look great, nice and healthy. Don't worry about posting on another thread. We all have a learning curve finding our way around DG :)
velmansia
Antioch, TN

May 17, 2012
8:52 PM

Post #9127909

I can't believe I've been trading since 2007 and never did a group trade before. Don't know how I've missed this forum. I am having fun so far reading about others and their excitement re plants traded and received and even the ones that I have gotten thus far. This was really fun, been missing out all these years.

warriorswisdomkathy

warriorswisdomkathy
Kiowa, CO
(Zone 5b)

May 17, 2012
10:14 PM

Post #9127957

Vel..isn't this soooo much fun, just like Christmas. lol. And you get things your family will never get for you or understand the need for such, lol...Fun, Fun, Fun!!!! Me...I wanna grow 'em all!!!! Such great boxes.

Had to water the border today, will be digging tomorrow for those going out on Sat, I have to remember they close at 10 on Sat...I've goofed before.

Got a bunch of annual seed in, hope everything comes up!!!! Yup, I hit Lowes markdown racks yesterday and today, lol, went to pick up something I had ordered over the phone and I keep forgetting to get it after I visit the nursery area, lol. Where's that string for my finger? Trip # 4 tomorrow, lol. Duhhhh. Yesterday, I found a rack of marked down annual Osteospurmums, e-gads what am I going to do with all of them, no, I didn't get all of them, just most. Lol!!!!! I'll be stopping at Lowes again tomorrow, should I stay out of the nursery to make sure I have enough room in the car to get what I needed to pick up?

pix: these are the type of osteos I picked up, most just need to be deadheaded.

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deejay9

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

May 18, 2012
5:09 AM

Post #9128096

GM ALL : ) My Fingers are so sort I Can hardly type :(
just a few of my favorite pics to show off :)

pic #1 & 2 Frooty Is of I Belive the DBL Peony Color Unknown Yet But I planted these fall of 2010 They did not come up last summer 2011
so I didn't think they would but look at these now this year :) all next to the east side of my house :)


now for some IRISES

PIC # 3JUST A PRETTY UNKNOWN YELLOW
PIC# 4 BLUE FIN

WELL OFF THE GARDENS BACK LATER TODAY

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diamond9192002
(Anita) Fort Wayne, IN
(Zone 6a)

May 18, 2012
5:31 AM

Post #9128126

LOve your ferns Susie and the purple irises, very pretty

deejay9

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

May 18, 2012
10:18 AM

Post #9128528

I Have plenty to share Anita :))) but you have to dig when they are small they transplant better when young .
here are a few more pics

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Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

May 18, 2012
10:31 AM

Post #9128534

Fruity, have you bought 'pre-grown plants?' lol.
velmansia
Antioch, TN

May 18, 2012
11:35 AM

Post #9128601

warriorswisdomkathy: silly me. Last year Lowes had the entire rack for $5.00. I drive a small car and have a small yard so I talked this man into going half and half with me since all I needed were some of the lilies and the bleeding hearts. The few plants he'd picked up cost a lot more than $2.50 so he agreed. I gave that man $2.50 for five plants and he got the entire rack of plants and he even went to another rack and took plants off and was loading them on the rack we were getting.

Deejay, is that the ostrich fern? Next year for trade I want one of those and the blue and yellow iris. (lol). Nice collection and healthy looking growth. You are making my eyes see green and that's something I usually don't do...not plant green but the other green.
I think FOTV told me green was ok; if not her- someone else did.

deejay9

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

May 18, 2012
12:22 PM

Post #9128634

WHO ME ??? I'm just standing Guard :) Of your New Plants :))))
Look at t5his BEAUTY I'm In LOVE TODAY TY TY TY For shareing these CHOCOLATE LILIES ,MARY
#3 IS LIGULARIA THE ROCKET FROM MARY ALSO
#4i HAD SOME SMALL LITTLE BUSHES DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY ARE BUT I BRAIDED THEM AFTER I POTTED THEM FOR THE SWAP WISH I KNEW THE NAME OF THEM :) THEY ARE SENTED & NO BLOOM ON THEM BUT THEY SMELL GOOD.
LAST ONE IS THE HUGE CLUMP OF CAESAR'S BROTHER SIBERIAN IRISES. UP FOR GRABS I Only have about 5 other clumps as big as this one & This was Just one clump .
well off to clean up going to meet the girls for a night out tonight so back later .
susie

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minnesippi
Oakdale, MN
(Zone 4a)

May 18, 2012
12:47 PM

Post #9128657

OMG 'Toot' is so CUTE!!

AmandaEsq

AmandaEsq
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 7b)

May 18, 2012
2:37 PM

Post #9128785

Eeek! Agreed!
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

May 18, 2012
4:46 PM

Post #9128902

the chocolate lilies are rather an oddity but interesting to have. Glad they are doing well.
hollysmamma
Cuyahoga Heights, OH
(Zone 5a)

May 18, 2012
5:01 PM

Post #9128923

czimmerman00, the package arrived yesterday :) I will get the picture posted, along with the list of the plants tonight or tomorrow. I have been swamped digging up plants for the trades and trying to catch up from when I was sick. Hopefully tomorrow I will have it all together and at the post office!

CheerMom

CheerMom
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9b)

May 18, 2012
7:39 PM

Post #9129055

My box from czimmerman00 arrived yesterday and it was packed full of the most wonderful sedums and succulents including Crassula Campfire, variegated sedum, tricolor and lizard sedum and a bunch of others that I can't quite make out the names. One looks like a baby mother-in law tongue - my husband calls it snake plant.

Thanks so much I love them all and your box will be going out shortly!

CheerMom
Sue G.

warriorswisdomkathy

warriorswisdomkathy
Kiowa, CO
(Zone 5b)

May 18, 2012
8:53 PM

Post #9129114

Alicat...your box is on its way!!!!!!

warriorswisdomkathy

warriorswisdomkathy
Kiowa, CO
(Zone 5b)

May 18, 2012
9:36 PM

Post #9129142

Got my trade from Susie yesterday!!!! And I got soooo many wonderful goodies:
Daylily "Hyperion"
Rudbeckia (??)
Iris "October Fest"
Iris "Wild Pajamas"
Iris "Saphire Gem"
Iris "Pilgrams Choice"
Solomans Seal
Lily "Monte Negro"
Campanula (bellflower), Susie...got any more info for me
Oenothara oderata "Shimmer"
Oenothara missouriensis evening primrose "Sun Drops"
Sedum "Purple Emperor"
Iris dutch noid

Thankyou, Susie!!!! Will try to get them into the ground this weekend, 'spose to rain tomorrow morning, we'll see.

Those awaiting boxes from me, they will be going out very soon, depending on weekend weather, will be digging to ship on Monday.

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hollysmamma
Cuyahoga Heights, OH
(Zone 5a)

May 18, 2012
10:09 PM

Post #9129153

Ok, sorry about not putting this up sooner :( In addition to the trade, the local garden center had an amazingly awesome plant sale lol. I spent 9 hours in the garden today trying to get everything planted from Alikat and Czimmerman. But here is what I got from Czimmerman:

Ajuga Chocolate chip (Pics online look fantastic)
Purple Coneflower 'Bravado'
Coral Bells 'Ruby Bells'
Coneflower 'White Swan'
One plant had no label (love surprises lol)
Tiger Fern
Dianthus 'Super Parfait Raspberry'
Cranesbill 'Vision Violet'
Mums
Salvia
Spilanthes (I believe that is what the bag said)


The box was very generous! Thank you so very much.

On another note Czmimmerman, and Alikat your boxes are on there way!

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deejay9

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

May 19, 2012
4:00 AM

Post #9129284

Plant sales today so try to get back in later today Great boxes ty all

AliKat32

AliKat32
Greenfield, NH
(Zone 5b)

May 19, 2012
4:51 AM

Post #9129325

Hi Everyone

SOOOOO many beautiful plants! I just opened my box from Mary...WOW! Awesome plants! THANKS for the:
bleeding heart
ferns
daylilies
phlox
silver mound
and -- there's one mystery root clump...no leaves so I can't ID...Mary is it bee balm?

There were so many plants stuffed in Mary's box that I needed to take three photos! I'm so excited to plant this morning! THANKS AGAIN!

I'll be heading to some plants sales...I love bargains! I started a new garden a few years back but purchasing all the 50% off plants at a nursery that was heading into the off season...they all made it and I've been splitting those plants for years now!

Crystal -- rosa rugosa seems pretty carefree...the roses are amazingly fragrant -- the thorns are vicious...I can send you some if you want to try it! Let me know!

I love trading with you all!


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goldhillal

goldhillal
(Crystal) Waverly, AL

May 19, 2012
5:43 AM

Post #9129357

I am interested in a Rugosa as I have tried 2X to start from seed. What could I trade you for? I may not have many things that would survive New Hampshire. I do have lots of houseplants. Prhaps it would be better to send you some cash for postage. What are you thinking? You can check my have list. but I have lots of plants that are not listed.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

May 19, 2012
8:30 AM

Post #9129471

Sheesh. They look dead. :( I had to cut off what foliage some had just to get them to fit. I had to cut 5" off the top of the bleeding heart and ferns. Yes, the one with no foliage is Bee Balm. It is really slow coming up here. Same with Silver Mound. Hope they all do well for you.

deejay9

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

May 19, 2012
10:17 AM

Post #9129545

Mary don't worry dear they are perennial you are way behind us as for warmer weather & They well do great as soon as they get into the ground . the ones i got from you are shooting up fast :) The chocolate Lilies are Blooming way before any of my asiatic Lilies even .

THE POPPIES ARE THE ONLY ONES THAT DID NOT MAKE IT SO I WILL TRY SEEDS OF PLANT IN THE FALL :) OH Sorry for caps tuffy was on the keyboard :(

Quick lunch break , wow this is community sale this weekend over 300 sales around town & I'm on a country road going into town so i have been very busy this morning its starting to get hot so I think it will slow down for a while but Over $100 in just plants so far guess no one wants any treasures :) but they all want my Tuffy :)
well customer gotta go back later
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

May 19, 2012
12:58 PM

Post #9129696

I am ripping oriental poppy volunteers out by the handfull. I dug up a huge clump last fall but that stuff has roots you wouldn't believe. Wish it could make the trip down to you.

deejay9

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

May 19, 2012
4:58 PM

Post #9129894

I sure wish they wood also are they the blue poppy's ?? Maybe I should pay the postage just to try them :)

deejay9

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

May 19, 2012
5:15 PM

Post #9129902

I sure wish they wood also are they the blue poppy's ?? Maybe I should pay the postage just to try them :)
what a day so so busy but many sales so was really worth it my friend stopped by today saw me limping for my ft hurt so bad & she told me to try a
Dish water Bath :) hehe for years she soaks her feet in DAWN Dish soap with a dash of bleach & its taken the stinging out of my feet so i hope it works has anyone else tried it ???? my feet are feeling better :) but they need to be put to bed early :)
nice box ali
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

May 19, 2012
5:37 PM

Post #9129928

No, not blue ones. Those we know will manage the flight. These are just the huge orange/red orientals. Form huge clumps. I just find them awfully messy in my garden. I guess I need stuff around them to hold up those kinky long stems with the large poppy heads. I have let some come through just to see what happens. I planted Splish-Splash geranium where the main clump was. Have some regular poppies (like icelandic only a little bigger) and purple dome asters with a trollius behind it..

warriorswisdomkathy

warriorswisdomkathy
Kiowa, CO
(Zone 5b)

May 19, 2012
6:18 PM

Post #9129967

Mary...I hate to be the bearer of bad news for ya...the oriental poppies will keep coming back and probably stronger. They are increased everytime you break a root, in fact you can dig the roots lay them sideways an inch or so deep and they will sprout. Hence, plant oriental poppies where you WANT them. If you would like to erradicate them then try some roundup before the foliage disappears for the summer. And for those wanting to attempt the himilayen poppies, most will be sad to find out they won't make it. They grow well in places like the pacific northwest, Alaska and some mountainous regions, high, (I mean like 6000feet high and up), that's the region they are from, high in the himilayen mountains. I have been debating about them for years and I live at 6800feet, gosh they are pretty tho.
I have some baby orange and light pink Orientals in the garden, I need to get them moved this spring or I will have the same dilema as you with them resprouting. If you do send any poppies to anyone try to get a bit more of the roots, if the top disappears, the root should probably make it as long as they are kept moist til they root in. And remember the foliage will diappear til fall when new leaves appear. The others (icelands, calif., rhoeas, somniferums, (several varieties I planted seed of the past few days) ),and such all form a root ball so can easily be dug and moved). Any future trades I do, just ask if you would like some seed from either of mine and I will include, for outside sowing. That's how I got my babies, I threw the mature seed about the border the last few years and now I have some babies. And if anyone I trade with thru the rest of the summer has any true red, purple, or white, I would LOVE to try some babies or just the seed. Ok...poppy lessen is done, lol.

pix: I believe is Lauren's grape a somniferum, they reseeded for two years.
pix: if I got the right pix is a pink poppy in there, queen Elizabeth
these pix are from two years ago

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For those interested in annual poppies go to Selectseeds.com for MANY, MANY varieties and colors.

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FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 19, 2012
6:41 PM

Post #9129993

Oh my gosh, boxes of plants are landing everywhere! Is this fun or what?!

OK, finally after a whirlwind day attending Manda's RU, where we were all too busy to take one single picture, here's one of the awesome plants you gave me, Chell. They're all great, but I'm seriously loving the Cannas and Reed Grass.

I'll be back with the ones you gave me today, Manda. What a great job you did organizing your first RU :)

How do you do your sale, Susie? You know I live in the country too and wouldn't mind having one myself. $100 by lunchtime ain't too shabby.


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Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

May 19, 2012
8:35 PM

Post #9130108

Kathy, I have sent quite a few blue poppies outside to various states. A fellow in Ohio has one and I believe Susie has one. Also a lady by the name of Gizmo got two last year and she just sent me a picture of it blooming. I think she is in Michigan. course I sent a huge clump and told her how and where to plant it.

Nope, I just checked and she is in Ohio.

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warriorswisdomkathy

warriorswisdomkathy
Kiowa, CO
(Zone 5b)

May 19, 2012
9:18 PM

Post #9130122

Really... wow... I'm wrong, sorry...That's what Iv'e read and been told. Hmmm... can I erase my post? Gosh, maybe I will try them now. Lol. That has been my belief for 20 years, gosh...duhhhh. Ok, the rest of the poppy info should be good tho, lol, personal experience...
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

May 19, 2012
10:57 PM

Post #9130160

Kathy, on balance your comments were correct. I just had a real drive to have success for those people who wanted to grow them. Many I sent died. Those who persisted, I sent larger clumps to and they must have planted them well. Of course, they have yet to endure an Ohio summer. that may spell their demise. I have advised planting where they plant ferns and hosta - deep shade at least for the roots. Gizmo is going to plant some short plants in front that will provide shade to the roots.

If you want to give it a try, let me know. I would be very happy to send you a clump. Then I have to stop as I have shipped so many down south that my own plants are dwindling. Course, they build big new clumps fairly fast so no problem. Send me a dmail and let me know if you are interested.

Your comments on poppies I found to be dead on with my experience with them. I fear I shall have oriental poppies in that one spot forever. lol. I tried winter sowing again with my poppy seeds and it did not go so well. fortunately I held some seeds back. If this summer doesn't provide plants, especially for Lauren's grape, I will broadcast seed to ensure a crop next spring.

AliKat32

AliKat32
Greenfield, NH
(Zone 5b)

May 20, 2012
6:44 AM

Post #9130392

Hi Everyone,

OMG -- poppies -- I can't get mine to grow very strong...and the one big one I had died out! Mary -- you can send me any scraps of poppy roots you want! Maybe it's just me...things seem to die (like my shasta daisies -- who can kill those)! I think it's the voles/moles/chipmunks having their way with my garden soil but who knows!

Your plants were not dead...they are all happy in the ground in the correct places. Silver mound had baby sprouts and the ferns are already unwinding! I love that I have plants all the way from alaska! It's so cool to trade!

Goldhill --I'll happily send you some rose rugosa...they pop up sprouts all over the place...send me a DMail with your address...do not pay for postage...!!!! I love to help people get the plants they want!

EVERYONE -- I'm done with the rocks! Phase one is complete! Below are some photos...the first one is what it looked like...the other ones are of the finished product! Now phase two is an arbor at the entrance (I will need some vine plants -- thinking clematis or wisteria) and then flagstone stepping stones and then plants round those! June trades will be focused on SUN plants for me! I am so happy to finally have the weeding in the rocks done! I hate weeding rocks! I've got too many gardens to worry about for that!

Tuffy looks so big now!

happy sunday

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

May 20, 2012
8:31 AM

Post #9130505

VERY VERY PRETTY & WELL WORTH THE WORK RIGHT :))))) CONGRATS ALI :

MARY : here are the columbines you sent & in bloom :) Unreal but so true :)

Next Fruity you ask what I;m selling :) here are just a few of my Not much in bloom but full of buds :)
#4 is plant for the shade I sold the most of I put ferns, hosta, & columbine & violets in a pot & sold for $15.each
sold 6 of them had to dig a few more last night & made them up . most that sold were the asiatic lillies.

I have strawberries :) a Month early not enough to pick yet but possible tomorrow :) I will get a QT or 2 :)
well its time to go put on Lunch . its going to be to hot to work outside much today . But I hope to get my seeds in the ground.)
Have a great day back later.

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Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

May 20, 2012
9:45 AM

Post #9130606

Ah, that is Winkie Blue and White. Wasn't sure which ones. I thought I sent Songbird Cardinal. Hmmm. Did you want the taller ones. WBW is a fairly short one.

Glad the Silver Mound made it okay. Mine is just starting to show good growth while still pretty tiny. Hard to believe my little clump will measure about 3' across by summer's end. Your's should too, if not this year, then next. And I cut it back hard in the fall otherwise it grows into my path and half covers it.

deejay9

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

May 20, 2012
10:08 AM

Post #9130625

Mary everything Except Poppies are doing great & I Love winkie :) I Never Knew they were smaller I Love them . & I Have to tell ya everyone who stopped in yesterday to the sale wanted MY Chocolate Lilies SO I Had to bring them up to the house to Keep watch over them
oh are they ever full of Blooms I'm Going to Put in a bed next to the House to Keep them into .

I sent bellflower or Campanula Cluster & Here is what they should look like & Let me tell ya they are runners once they get started so up to you if you want to contain them or not . they get about 8-12 " tall but i love them once they bloom I will share a picture of them .
this is what i found on the internet & the other that I said was a campanula is actually the white bellflower I believe so sorry for the mix up .
87* here this noon & My body will not let me go out into the heat to work so off to do a little shopping .
back later

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FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 20, 2012
3:29 PM

Post #9130910

From Manda's hands to mine yesterday...

Passiflora lutea - small yellow flower, bears fruit birds LOVE it
Rudbeckia triloba "Brown Eyed Susan" 0)
Vigna "Corkscrew Vine" -- one I really, really wanted
Salvia coccinea red
Salvia pratensis 'Swan Lake'
Cleome
Ficus
Pink wood sorrell/oxalis
Carolina Sweetshrub -- another bad want from good childhood memories
Oenothera speciosa / Showy Primrose
Veronicastrum / Culver's Root
Phlox (tall garden variety and will have hot pink/fucshia blooms)
Scabiosa that will have Purple/Black blooms

There are SO many, I'm sure I've forgotten something.
There's a pot of Garden Sedum and a Mum in the back, can't remember in the big scramble if you gave those to me or if it was Faye.

Yesterday was a blast. Thank you, Manda Panda!

The Winky Series Columbines are fun. One I have is Red / Yellow, now with seed pods.

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

May 20, 2012
4:27 PM

Post #9130954

OOH I want the seeds :) this blue is so so cute that mary gave me this heat has gotten to me today don't know what summer is going to do to me my hands are so swollen & so sore & I done not much at all today . off to lay back & put ice packs on my hands . looks as your RU was much fun I hope Mine goes Just as well . GN all
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 20, 2012
5:43 PM

Post #9131061

So hot so early there makes me wonder what your Summer is going to be like too. Who knows with Global Warming?! We'll be cooking with temps in the 90's this coming week-end. You're already on the list for seeds, Susie, on 'She's About to...' Hoping to get your box out this week.

Anybody else interested in Columbine seeds, you're welcome to them.

Chell, I dug most of your plants today and will add more tomorrow to fill up your box. We have two big containers on either side of our front door and used the Cannas you sent to help fill them up. Love the tropical look and can't wait for them to bloom.

Wow! Your new bed looks awesome, Candi! Got a lot of plants to share with you to help fill it up in June, or sooner if I get my rear in gear.

Have a great week, all of you!

AliKat32

AliKat32
Greenfield, NH
(Zone 5b)

May 20, 2012
6:28 PM

Post #9131110

Fruity - I'd love seeds from those beautiful columbines...I just saw some of these columbines on a bike ride in the woods on the rail trail. They were so beautiful! I'm so glad you'll be able to help me fill that bed! It's daunting right now...I'm not sure what should go where and I've got established plants but now I think some should move so the garden can be a bit taller to match the other side! UGH!

I spend the day in VT with my grammy today...weeding her raspberry patches...my goodness it was HOT in the sun! But the raspberries will be delicious in June! Deejay strawberries already???? WOW! YUM! We won't have strawberries here until the end of June...one can hope for earlier! Maybe that global warming has an upside!

Good night everyone!

AmandaEsq

AmandaEsq
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 7b)

May 20, 2012
7:23 PM

Post #9131216

I've been too tired to even LOOK at DG threads today, but here I am finally. :)

Using Susan's own inventory she sent me packing with all these goodies yesterday:

Agastache volunteer Probably 'Blue Fortune' or 'Blue Licorice'
Daylily 'Mary Helen Jarrell'
A. 'Tutti Fruitti'
Dicentra spectabilis 'Alba'
Echinacea 'Pow Wow White'
Gaura with White blooms and blush Pink centers.
Missouri Primrose/Sundrops
Monarda 'Raspberry Wine'
Monarda 'Jacob Cline'
Nepeta, Catmint 'Walker's Low'
Stokesia 'Mary Gregory'
Veronica Speedwell 'Alba

I think there's a clump of daisies from you too!

I potted everybody up and they are recovering. I am very happy to have all these butterfly/pollinator plants from you Froot and the catmint especially made it thru looking very nice.

Thanks for all your help yesterday. I just love getting together with you. Next time we'll have MORE time. :D

xox
A.

warriorswisdomkathy

warriorswisdomkathy
Kiowa, CO
(Zone 5b)

May 20, 2012
9:41 PM

Post #9131356

Hey SUSIE...would you like some seeds in your package I'm sending?????? If so, look at my list of plants and I will let you know if I have, and I do have alot!!!!!!!!!!!! I believe I have mix Columbine and some straight colors in a few different varieties. And wow, your sale, tell us about it? Is it a yearly thing or what and where do you sell. In other words how do you get the people there? Do you have anything left in your garden????? LOL, not trying to snoop, just attempting to learn...And how do you get such good prices? I sold many years ago at the Flea Market, only 21/2"
pots tho. Even so I hardly sold anything, and was wondering the tricks of the trade, lol. Do you have any lights indoors for seed starting?

Spent the day planting close to the path as the border was a bit wet, got a bunch done. Has anyone ever grown Erumerus (foxtail lily), put 2 different ones in the ground today, just love 'em and hope they get established. Tomorrow, into the border and digging for more trades to ship.

And Susie.. just to clarify, the bellflower you sent , is that the second pix? And to let you know bellflowers are in fact campanulas (bellflower is the common name of that particular variety and the other is Campanula glomerata). Just love Campanulas!!!! I picked up a new one last fall, (atleast new to this garden as I had 10-15 years ago), Campanula pyramidalis (similar to pix below but 4-6foot tall and biennial), Chimmney Bellflower. The nursery where I got them, they had already bloomed in the summer and they had cut them back. So I asked about them being biennial and why they had cut back. I was told if you cut them back and not let them go to seed they would keep growing and producing flowers. Low and behold they were right, I looked last week, they had made it through the winter and they were beginning to green up. Wow, learned something new again, wonder if I can cut back again this year and have them return next spring ( but I also want seed so I can start more, dilema, lol).

And I'm still looking for Campanula lactiflora and C. latifolia, if any one has for trade PLEASE, let me know.

Pix: Campanula percisifolia...bellflower, blue; and shrub rose

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deejay9

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

May 21, 2012
5:14 AM

Post #9131514

Katy Love some seeds any type I Need lots of filler for Full sun SALVIAS , Campanula, Foxglove, lady MANTLE LOVE THIS :), armeria
MORE CANDY LILIES PLEASE :))))))) .would like to try some BAPTISA But Not sure can anyone tell me if they are runner or reseeders ???. I'd Like to get away from runners , & go with more MOUNDERED :)))

ok as for my sales spring time I do my sales on the weekends Fri & Sat . & I Plant in QT Size to a 5gal pots that I mix & match plants for $15. but all other pots are $5. & I end up selling the combo's .

I live about 3/4 mi off a main Highway to town Have a sign at the road that says Yard & Plant Sale . yes I have lots of gardens left :)
& Building more daily :) .

Hard to believe it got up to 90* yesterday & we got a Beautiful rain last night & It cooled down to 60* this am & going to be in the 60's today
so I'm going to get out while it is cool & Wet :) Ya all have a great day .
before i go can anyone tell me what this plant is ???

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

May 21, 2012
5:16 AM

Post #9131515

the tall linky plant looks like little yellow flowers coming out on it . can it be weed or a flower ?
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

May 21, 2012
10:20 AM

Post #9132001

Yes Fruity, those are the plants that I received from you. Some of them are not doing so well so I cut them back and put superthrive on them, but still no signs of life. :-( They were a day late getting here, and of course I was gone all day Saturday so they set at my front porch another 5 hours after being delivered.

The moon just must not of been right, 'cause I lost my bleeding heart too. boohooboohoo

Wow ... I have been off the computer since I posted my plants from Fruity! Been too busy working in the new beds and re-working the bed out front. Today, my body said to take a rest, so that is what I am doing. Can't wait to get the beds finished so I can show you all what they look like. I have 'before' pictures of the front bed from when I first did it and now 'after' pics. Also progression on the new bed DH did for me. He is now back to work on finishing the pond. Lots of stuff going on here. I'm going to have to think of more projects for him. LOL

Will have to go back and read posts, but wanted to let FOTV, Cville_gardener and hollysmama that your boxes will be going out this week.
diamond9192002
(Anita) Fort Wayne, IN
(Zone 6a)

May 21, 2012
11:56 AM

Post #9132099

I love all the pictures you all are posting, please, keep them coming. I am getting so many ideas.

Susie, I believe that is a weed. I had the same thing growing in my yard one year. I had to get one of the neighbors to come over to check it out. If it grows alot faster than everything else, it's probably a weed. LoL I just pulled a huge clump from my bed last night. Broke my heart! Your plants looks so healthy in your plant sale. Was that an banana tree you had for sale?

Ali, nice job on the raised bed. Did you fill it with compost?

Kathy, beautifl shrub rose! How long does it bloom for you? How tall does your bellflower get? Mine was growing pretty tall. I snipped it last fall. Now it had bushed out quite a bit but no buds yet.
minnesippi
Oakdale, MN
(Zone 4a)

May 21, 2012
12:18 PM

Post #9132133

Crit - do you want another bleeding heart?

warriorswisdomkathy

warriorswisdomkathy
Kiowa, CO
(Zone 5b)

May 21, 2012
1:54 PM

Post #9132266

Anita..that is a shrub rose and hate to say only blooms once a year, sob..sob...lol. The Campanula in that pix is percisifolia at 18" I believe. Yes they do spread a bit, tho not bad. The tall one I was referring to gets so tall and I love it. The one time I had it, (grown from seed) it was 5 foot tall, and I forgot to get the seed, duh!!!

And that rose is divine smelling, just yummy...I planted it at my daughter's house, now I need to get some for here! Guess I should have done that last fall.

Hey...on pix 4, anyone know what it is???? I have the worst time with it reseeding, think I will be ripping out this summer...gosh it's pretty tho.

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minnesippi
Oakdale, MN
(Zone 4a)

May 21, 2012
2:07 PM

Post #9132285

I know it - cant think of the name though :/
diamond9192002
(Anita) Fort Wayne, IN
(Zone 6a)

May 21, 2012
2:56 PM

Post #9132367

Kathy, let me guess purple/blue is your favorite color? Beautiful blooms! What is the 3rd picture...salvia? Also, the 4th picture looks like a bearded iris. LoL Looks wayyyyyy, too pretty to rip out. And is the first picture Virginia ????
hollysmamma
Cuyahoga Heights, OH
(Zone 5a)

May 21, 2012
3:08 PM

Post #9132380

Kathy, I wouldn't rip it out but if you feel the need to I will gladly jump in line with my hand up offering to take some off your hands. Such a pretty flower!

deejay9

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

May 21, 2012
3:23 PM

Post #9132399

Kathy Pic 5 sorta looks like my THORNBIRD so very very sore once again tonight was a great day out in the cooler weather back up in the 70"s tomorrow :) sun is coming out this evening but I need to sit back & rest these old bones :) & My Tuffy Wants to cuddle .
so you all have a great eve :)

well my thornbird looks purple in this picture but trully it is the color of yours . ,

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AliKat32
Greenfield, NH
(Zone 5b)

May 21, 2012
5:25 PM

Post #9132571

Kathy - got your box today! Wow! It was filled with soooooooo many plants! And of course I didn't know the "real" names so I looked them all up so I could plant them in the right spot! Below you'll see three photos of the plants as I spread them around my counter and two of my cat Chance. He LOVED the empty box and had a great time ripping up the paper - defending it from the other cats and my dog - and sleeping in it! SO much fun for everyone today!

I got some great plants:
Dianthus - zina
catanche
malva
dalchamile
scabiosa - two colors
delphinium
verbascum - two colors
baby's breath - pink
iris - denver delight, ski run, and mini yellow - -love how you labeled these - right on the leaves!
Mrs Bradshaw Gerainium
beardtongue
bachelor buttons - amethyst on snow
alchamila molis - I have no idea what this is...help!
lady's mantel
johnny jump up's
seeds too -- four kinds - delphinium, daucus, aquilegea, cosmos

Kathy -- I totally owe you more plants! That was way more than I sent you! I planted them all this evening as it's going to rain tomorrow and it will be a perfect day for all of them to settle in! THANK YOU THANK YOU!

Diamond -- I just used regular screened dirt...so I'll have to add compost and fertilizer as the days go by...I'm really thinking that I need the stepping stones next before I can plant new plants...maybe this weekend we can get them. It's just hard for me to see where the plants will go without those stones! And it's mostly for looks...no one ever uses our front door or pathway to it!

deejay - give tufty hugs and kisses from NH

photos are so beautiful! I just had one iris open today...I'll photograph it and maybe someone can tell me what it is??? Jacob's ladder bloomed today as well! I am lacking in the photo dept...I'll catch up soon!

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

May 21, 2012
7:30 PM

Post #9132772

minne ... Mary has offered to send me one, but thanks for offering again.

Susan, Carole and Liz. I have your boxes packed, stacked and tagged ... ready to go to the P.O. with them tomorrow! Will send you the DC's in a dmail.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

May 21, 2012
8:32 PM

Post #9132857

Crit, your box went to the post office this morning around noon.

warriorswisdomkathy

warriorswisdomkathy
Kiowa, CO
(Zone 5b)

May 21, 2012
9:58 PM

Post #9132957

Alikat...

Pix1:Centaurea montana Amethyst in Snow
pix2: Delphinium grandiflorum
pix3: Scabiosa, will be blue or white
pix4: Verbascum phoenicium
pix5: top clockwise sunflowers, Daisy, Penstemon Rocky Mountain Blue, included; Catanche carulea (cupids dart, unopened), included; Lavendula, Veronica, center Malva Party Girl I think, included.

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warriorswisdomkathy
Kiowa, CO
(Zone 5b)

May 21, 2012
10:26 PM

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Alikat...

pix!1: Valariana officinalis
pix2: Geum, Mrs. Bradshaw
pix3: Saponaria ocymoides
pix4: Gypsophila repens
pix5: white verbascum in front and just to the left is Dianthus detoides 'Zing' red

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warriorswisdomkathy
Kiowa, CO
(Zone 5b)

May 21, 2012
10:34 PM

Post #9132971

Alikat...

pix1: dwarf yellow iris, included; jjs mix, included

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goldhillal
(Crystal) Waverly, AL

May 22, 2012
4:16 AM

Post #9133079

Pics are so beautiful! I wish I could grow delphinium and lavender, but my climate is just not suitable. I settle for larkspur and repeatedly planted lavender that just dies.

deejay9

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

May 22, 2012
4:44 AM

Post #9133098

Kathy I Hope I Get some of the Valariana officinalis In the 1st pic I Had some out by my Peach tree & Now its gone Not a clue as to what happen to it I Loved the Smell of it never Knew where it came from Or the name of it But it was there for two years Now its gone .
So I Would really love another one :))))) Or two :)))) or threee:))) Geeeeeeeeee Can ya tell How i love it :)
& Now I Even Have a name for it :)

NICE Box ALI .

also just wanted to remind some not to mail your boxes AFTER weds we do not want plants setting At the POST OFFICE Over the LONG Weekend .

well off to play in the dirt while it is cool
minnesippi
Oakdale, MN
(Zone 4a)

May 22, 2012
6:00 AM

Post #9133180

Crit - you dont want more than one? :)
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

May 22, 2012
8:15 AM

Post #9133381

Sure minne ... With my new bed and the big bed out front, I think they would be really gorgeous all around. They would be much appreciated!
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

May 22, 2012
8:18 AM

Post #9133389

Calvin, dmail Oberon46 about plants. She is from Alaska and you guys may have plants that are compatible.
hollysmamma
Cuyahoga Heights, OH
(Zone 5a)

May 22, 2012
8:25 AM

Post #9133394

Goldhillal, I was in the grocery store the other day and saw some beautiful lavender plants that were a deep purple. They called them Spanish Lavender, but they are hardy for zones 7-9. Maybe you could locate some of that to grow since you would like to have lavender? They were the prettiest lavender plants I have ever seen.

I found this website with it, but it says zone 8-10 on it.
http://everything-lavender.com/spanish-lavender.html


I grabbed the pic off the website so you can see how unusual it is for yourself :)

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velmansia
Antioch, TN

May 22, 2012
8:51 AM

Post #9133421

Kathy, I am thinking you are located on a farm and have plenty of acreage for planting. Your plants are just beautiful and some I've never heard of. Keeping posting them; I am with diamond192002, you are giving us ideas and on how to stage our plants.
You use your plants the same way an artist uses his brush.

AliKAT and Oberon, went out this morning to do my routine check- Mary, the valariana from you was totally uprooted and thrown completely out of the garden and was all dried out and Candi, your masterwort was sad looking. Someone please tell me how to get rid of those doggone mole/vole whatever they are. I am ready to declare WAR with them.

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warriorswisdomkathy

warriorswisdomkathy
Kiowa, CO
(Zone 5b)

May 22, 2012
4:27 PM

Post #9134086

Vel...if you can find their hole, place a piece of Juicy Fruit gum down the hole. They will eat it and clog their system and croak!!!!! Also, there is a plant called Gopher Spurge which is suppose to repell them. I got one at a larger local nursery years ago. Yup, on 5 acres at the moment, lol, 1 acre is suppose to be landscaped, atleast that is my goal. And my flower garden is based on English Cottage Gardeing, atleast that is my hope. Once I get it full of plants, you shouldn't be able to see the dirt as it will be crammed with plants. Then comes the editing to make it a bit more cohesive. Yes, there is artistry involved, that will be seen as the years go on and I get to the editing thing, ie shades of a color grouped together,but differing foliage. ie...say shades of pinks with no yellow, but differing foliage ( spike, furry, round). then transition with purples, greys or whites which would lead into a hotter section of the border with yellows, golds, oranges and reds, but those that lean toward the orange side of the color wheel. The blue/reds would be over in the pink and purple areas. That way when you look at a scene in the border there isn't such a jarring affect, see pix 2 and 3 above, those two would clash if placed next to each other in the garden. Does that make sense? Don't get me wrong, please, everyone has their own style of gardening and that's perfect, mine just happens to be an open pallet and I want to paint in my style. LOL. Some people don't care about things clashing and that's ok too. And yes, I am painter also, preferring watercolor, which I hope to do plenaire, in the years to come. Gosh...I still have much to learn, lol, but that's life isn't it? I found English garden books and fell in absolute Love...( I have a room full of gardening books), and I got hooked on many gardening shows that used to tour the gardens of England and parts of Europe. Yup, I'm after enchantment. And I've tried to include as many fragrant flowers as possible. I will be making more 'garden rooms' as I have time, money and the will power to do so. One acre of my most favorite: trees, shrubs and flowers.

pix1 is the left side of my border a few weeks ago (very early spring)
pix2 is the right side, in the next few days I willl take new pix to see how much has filled in.

Holly... the Delphinium above is Delph. grandiflorum, which are perennial to -40 and reseeds a bit which I love, just got 2 new ones, 1 pink and the other is white, which will be used as filler inbetween larger plants. They are 12-18" tall and bloom the whole season when deadheaded or reseed if you let a few branches go to seed. They are related to the tall Delphs. and Larkspur (which are the annual delphs.).

Vel...if you'er referring to valariana that you just lost, not to worry, I can include one next month when we trade (pix 1 of 5/21 @1026pm).

Holly..if you like that herb I'm attempting to identify, I can ship for postage,I HAVE PLENTY, and anyone else that would like some, or will trade if requested from a trade partner, just say it's the one I'm trying to find the name of. I don't include unless asked, I don't want you cussing me later cuz I sent ya a thug. lol.

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minnesippi
Oakdale, MN
(Zone 4a)

May 22, 2012
4:56 PM

Post #9134114

im posting this here because most of you are who I have traded with in the past. Did any of you send me 'Indian Chief'??
Im sorry I dont remember and I hurt too much to dig through my paperwork/garden box tonight :/

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deejay9

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

May 22, 2012
5:03 PM

Post #9134121

was there someone here who said they wanted some MONEY Plant Or Silver Dollar Plants ??? A lady was here today Touring My gardens
She was coming just for coffee & a short tour that was at 9am She left about 1 PM I should have charge for the tour :) hehe she Has Loads of Woodland Plants & Irisa to share & wanted to know if she can bring them to the swap :) & I told her I would ask if there are any of you that would like any I will go dig & Ship to you. she lives over by where my plant swap is going to be held so i will be right there , she is going to send me a list to what she has & When i get the list I will post it to you all .

Of what a great time with the girls tonight Had a Margurita & its about to knock me out early tonight :) So i need to go lay back tomorrow is going to be a busy day for me . GN all
Love your master piece Kathy can hardly wait to see them all in BLOOMS :) What are the POLEs For If I Can ask ??? are all thos DAYLILIES Mounds :)) ???

deejay9

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

May 22, 2012
5:06 PM

Post #9134125

Minn I Have INDIAN CHIEF didn't i send to you in April maybe ???
minnesippi
Oakdale, MN
(Zone 4a)

May 22, 2012
5:11 PM

Post #9134136

YES!! Thank you! I remember now!
I was quite surprised I see it bloomed today. I didnt even see a bud on it yesterday!
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

May 22, 2012
5:19 PM

Post #9134156

Velma, I am mortified to admit that I don't know what valeria is? So if I sent it, what name did I give it? I must have it by common name? Anyway, If I have any left, I will send you some replacements
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

May 22, 2012
5:55 PM

Post #9134199

Kathy, sounds like your gardens are going to be beautiful in the color wheel. I myself am a hit and miss planter. I love splashes of different colors all through the garden. Kinda mixed up, if you will ... which is just like me!!!

DH is going to make me some rain barrels that I can attach a hose to in order to water my gardens. On top of not suppose to be lifting that much weight (a gallon of water weighs a little over 8 lbs and I have a 2 gallon watering can), I would have to carry it way to far, way to often to dip it out. lol I'm afraid things would not get watered properly.
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 22, 2012
7:16 PM

Post #9134360

I'm just catching up after only missing a day! Geez...but how I love to see the chatter.

Kathy, the 4th pic way up there yesterday @ 3:54 PM you asked about looks like it has square stems and believe it's a patch of Lamium purpureum, a type of Deadnettle. It's a Winter / Spring weed here that's similar to Henbit. Hubby and I rip both of them out of our driveway (and me out of the gardens) but a weed is still a flower as long as you're happy growing it. Ain't that right, Manda?!

My 3rd and 4th May boxes to you, Chell and Susie, were Priority Mailed yesterday, and sent both of you the respective D/C numbers. Just in time after T-storms hit last night and finally got a few things in the ground that had been waiting in the wings.

Your June box is next, Candi!
velmansia
Antioch, TN

May 22, 2012
7:42 PM

Post #9134420

Kathy, I tried the gum and it didn't seem to work. I stopped by Lowes today and got something called
'WORM'. $20.00 for a box of six. The attendant assured me that it was the best remedy for the moles.

Kathy, I am also going for the English Garden but I am not using color (especially since my garden is shady) I am going for the fullness and using the foliage to soften so that I don't have a heavy dense growth of plants. I knew you have that artistic tendency ...arranging your plants to give such stricking visual appeal. Great job with your plan!

Susie, I am the one that has been seeking the money plant. I did get 2 plants in one of my trade.

AliKat32

AliKat32
Greenfield, NH
(Zone 5b)

May 22, 2012
7:44 PM

Post #9134423

Kathy - awesome photos that I'll be printing so I can remember what the plants look like that you sent me! LOVE THEM! Happy plants today since it was raining and allowing the roots to get used to their new homes! Your gardens are so amazing...I'm one of those gardeners who stick plants all over with different colors popping up! I go for the three season bloom thing so every garden had flowers in all seasons! But spring is such a slow time here...that I don't really have blooms until now...not much happening in April! But back to your gardens...truly amazing! You have so much space!

Velma -- I'll send out new masterworts! Will get them to you on Tuesday so no plants are sitting around at the post office! We can't have sad looking masterworts anywhere in the country! :) I agree with you about the war on moles/voles and let's add chipmunks! Those critters are awful...they ate through my giant mounds of pinks so that half or more of the plant are now dead! Very SAD!

Fruity -- you're box is going out next for me too...Tuesday before it gets too HOT in your neck of the woods!

OK -- gotta get ready for bed...way to late!

Good night!

warriorswisdomkathy

warriorswisdomkathy
Kiowa, CO
(Zone 5b)

May 22, 2012
8:00 PM

Post #9134459

Mary, is it 3ft ish, blooms spring, is white and fragrant? If it is, might be the one above, you just forgot the 'n', Valariana(Valarian) officinalis, common name is Garden Heliotrope. (that's fromBluebird Nursery book, wholesaler). Very fraggrant,white flowers, 3-4', z4. (and shows a little sun).

Like I said Crit...to each his or her own. The main thing is, whatever is making you happy... color, plants, heights, and you take the time to see the beauty the universe has created. Isn't it amazing we all came from the same spark of energy that created all that is, just that some particles are arranged differently to create everything we are and see. I love seeing pix from others too, so I can see the plants, and combos, you know getting ideas.

I challenge each of you to go into the garden and look at some of your favorite flowers, ie, my iris are blooming. I love getting close ups and then on the computer I can enlarge, then I can truely see the flower for what it is. The shades of color, the diamond dusting, the shimmer, and ruffling, the patterns of color. It's truely amazing all the atoms that make up each flower, but are arranged alittle different to come up with different flowers, say iris or roses, or us... Pick out your favorite and go look!!! See Fruity's columbine, it's a real beauty, how is it that nature can come up with 2 different colors on one flower, just beautiful. Aint Life Grand!!!!!!

And crit...that's what gardening is all about, please yourself, it's yours, there are no rights or wrongs.

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velmansia
Antioch, TN

May 22, 2012
9:00 PM

Post #9134546

AliKat, thanks for the offer but you don't need to. I divided what you sent me and planted them in 2 different areas so I have one good plant still holding on.

Kathy, I am with you...all one has to do is take a look at some flowers and it is just amazing the beauty of the colors and even the arrangement of the flowers on the individual plants.
Sheer beauty!!

deejay9

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

May 23, 2012
5:40 AM

Post #9134746

GM All Kathy You are so right to say each Garden is to Each To Please & We Need Not to please others There are some Very Pretty Weeds out there also . I'm finding it very hard to dig a plant to sell it when someone ask for it am I strange or what . & If I see or dig up a seedling by misstake i have to replant it . Strange < or sick . well maybe a little crazzy but off i go to play ya all try to figure it out :)

I Love all the Blooms :) back later r
diamond9192002
(Anita) Fort Wayne, IN
(Zone 6a)

May 23, 2012
5:45 AM

Post #9134752

Velmansia, I have used the mole/vole bait. It definitely works. For some reason those varmits love my yard. Thje key is finding the run that is active. Those mole will change their runs frequently so finding the active one is key. Smash it and see if it's disturbed right away. If so that a good place to drop a piece of the worm. I think the worms work because that what moles eat, grubs. So if you want to get rid of grubs and feed them the delicious, artificial grubs then the moles will disappear. Now I am fighting with voles. LoL I have not seen any in a while, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed. LoL
diamond9192002
(Anita) Fort Wayne, IN
(Zone 6a)

May 23, 2012
5:49 AM

Post #9134762

Not sick or strange at all Susie. I think gardeners love to share the beauty of our gardens. We are not creating our masterpiece to turn a profit. I completely understand where you are coming from. Think of how much money we spend shipping plants to others, it out of the kindness of our hearts. LoL We are a bunch of groovy people!
velmansia
Antioch, TN

May 23, 2012
6:00 AM

Post #9134784

Diamond, I am convinced that they like my garden and my garden only. I stamped the soil down only to come back the next day and the areas are worst than before.

For those of you who are not familiar with the mole attack just take a look. I transplanted this plant yesterday and this is what I found this morning. Talk about angry! If I could only get my hands on one of those hideous looking things. LOL...wouldn't do anything but take off running.

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velmansia
Antioch, TN

May 23, 2012
6:06 AM

Post #9134794

Diamond, did you cut your worms. He told me not to cut them but I am thinking I need more than six and for $20.00, I need to cut them in 2 to get enough to spread out.
diamond9192002
(Anita) Fort Wayne, IN
(Zone 6a)

May 23, 2012
6:20 AM

Post #9134813

I did divide mine. At the time I was not sure if I had moles or voles. In some places I cut them in half and others in 3rds throughout the active runs. Another good methods is the traps. I personally could not empty the traps, so that was never an option for me. The traps are spring loaded usually to capture or disable (to put it nicely) the mole.

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diamond9192002
(Anita) Fort Wayne, IN
(Zone 6a)

May 23, 2012
10:14 AM

Post #9135130

I ahven't taken any pictures of my gardens but I have taken pictures of the blooms.

This first one I have no idea what it is

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diamond9192002
(Anita) Fort Wayne, IN
(Zone 6a)

May 23, 2012
10:16 AM

Post #9135132

A couple more...

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czimmerman00
Elk Horn, KY

May 23, 2012
3:14 PM

Post #9135558

Got my trade from sue/cheermom.
thanks!
Gardenia! :)
2 calibrachoa
Penta
Red mandevilla
Thankyou! I love them!

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warriorswisdomkathy

warriorswisdomkathy
Kiowa, CO
(Zone 5b)

May 23, 2012
5:46 PM

Post #9135788

Anita...looks like it could be Amsonia (Blue Star), not sure if it's tabernaemontana or the other cultivar. Pix is from late yesterday afternoon, just beginning to open. I'm thinking this is the other culv. and not tabernaemontana. Flowers from the two are just a bit diff. but don't ask me how without seeing both in bloom, lol. duh!!!! pix 4 is that a gailardia? Wow...look at that pix 5 of the second round , spectacular, which variety of columbine????

I was going to dig more goodies to ship today, but alas, it's raining, yeahhhhhh!!!! Maith, JenDion and deejay...will be digging late Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, so I can get these shipped. Sorry I took the time to do the weed -ing now, but it was needed, lol.

pix 3&4 are my border last eve, boy a big difference from above pix as plants have begun to grow and flowering is beginning to show.

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velmansia
Antioch, TN

May 23, 2012
7:02 PM

Post #9135889

Anita, Kathy is correct- the plant is amsonia could be blue star.
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 23, 2012
7:06 PM

Post #9135900

Diamond Girl, I do the same thing, taking close-ups. That way I can really see the details. Your shots are outstanding and love those Columbines. What is the 3rd one in the 2nd group with the yellow and peachy / pink frilly blooms?



diamond9192002
(Anita) Fort Wayne, IN
(Zone 6a)

May 24, 2012
3:35 AM

Post #9136214

Thanks Kathy and Velmania. I have no idea how I got that plant. I think its very pretty.

Fruit, that is Gaillardia Dakota Revielle.

deejay9

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

May 24, 2012
5:00 AM

Post #9136262

GM Wow Nice Blooms Anita :) sorry i didn't get back last night BINGO Got out late :) But was Fun :) well my Neighbor is in the Hospital so Jim is going to mow His lawn & I'm going to go redo his flower bed so I'm off & running to get it done this morning
you all have a great day . back later :)

goldhillal

goldhillal
(Crystal) Waverly, AL

May 24, 2012
5:28 AM

Post #9136279

Didn't check in yesterday- boy there was a lot to read this AM!!
Spanish Lavender- Hollysmomma, I remember I did get some of that once several years ago, but killed that also. maybe was something preventable-I forgot. What I do remember about it was that it did not have that excellent fragrance that comes from English lavendar. maybe I should just use the lavender Yardley soap and forget about growing it. Not all bottled lavender scents are created equal either. I see you can buy the dried flowers on ebay and I have been threatening to do it for several years. Once I had some I just dropped in my purse and every time I opened it--O Boy-how wonderful.

About the moles/voles-if grubs are what they eat, why not spread some of that stuff they use to kill grubs in lawns. i can't remember the name, but believe it is sold to kill Japanese beetle grubs
And speaking of Japanese beetles--they have arrived. I saw them chewing my Oenethera on Tuesday. It seems early for them to me. Now to wait the month till they are gone. I spend the intervening tome with a bucket of soapy water that i knock them off into to drown. It does not diminish the population much, but it sure is satisfying!
minnesippi
Oakdale, MN
(Zone 4a)

May 24, 2012
6:02 AM

Post #9136310

i saw white fly on my honeysuckle :(

goldhillal

goldhillal
(Crystal) Waverly, AL

May 24, 2012
6:15 AM

Post #9136330

Anita-- your box came yesterday and was SOOO wonderful!! I got everything either potted or in the ground. The plants all looked wonderful and strong. I was surprised how sturdy the cutting looked. You done good!
Here's the list in case you can't make out the labels:
Helenium -red shades Excited to see this and try it.
Lavender Elegance show or snow- need to look up. I am excited to try this one. Thanks for another chance. Scabosia I have wanted to try this for sometime. I see it in public flower beds, so it must be pretty tolerant
Lupines you hit another one that I am anxious to try again
Coneflower Pow wow.. You can't have too many coneflowers!
AND 6 big clumps of Dahlias. One was labeled but I could not make it out. looked like PW Sh... Gimme some help here!
lookee here..

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goldhillal
(Crystal) Waverly, AL

May 24, 2012
6:32 AM

Post #9136354

I got 2 boxes yesterday, one from Anita and one from tropical swap . I got the 2 boxes mixed up in my mind. no wonder--they were both great! All Anita's plants were rooted-not cuttings. Nice plants as you can see from the pic. I am so happy with both boxes.
fixing to get hot here, so I am happy to get these and get them settled in before the heat starts. Expecting 90 degrees today
diamond9192002
(Anita) Fort Wayne, IN
(Zone 6a)

May 24, 2012
7:07 AM

Post #9136384

Crystal, when you postd something about lavender I wanted to yell "you have some on the way"! LoL It smells good so I was hoping the scent would greet you once you opened the box. I have a couple of different kinds of lavender and I love them both. The bees flock to the lavender.

goldhillal

goldhillal
(Crystal) Waverly, AL

May 24, 2012
8:01 AM

Post #9136451

I plan to pot it and see if it can live that way. I am thinking about having a well drained mix , maybe even adding sand and some chicken oyster shells. I already know it can't make it in clay that i have.
You really nailed a good bunch of plants for me!

deejay9

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

May 24, 2012
10:27 AM

Post #9136662

ty ty ty ALANA for the Versicolor Iris . I've not put plants in pond before dose it matter the type of soil ya use . ????
Now Off to open another box only from Georgia not with this group :))))

poisondartfrog

poisondartfrog
Barbourville, KY
(Zone 7a)

May 24, 2012
10:35 AM

Post #9136666

I sent you an email about planting the Iris in your pond, Susie.
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 24, 2012
1:48 PM

Post #9136912

Today I received a LOT of plants from you, Patti!

Herbs:
Basils -- Amethyst and Lime
Chives
Garlic
Ginger Mint
Lyre Leaf Sage and also seeds
Pachouli
Petite Licorice
Thyme Citriodoros 'Lime Thyme'
Winter Savory

Perennials:
Ajuga 'Chocolate Chip'
Cleome
Dianthus
Gaillardia
(some of the herbs as well)

Annuals:
Coleus
Datura 'Devil's Trumpet' Lavender
Portulaca 'Rose Moss'

And a Pencil Plant for my houseplants collection.

Great job, Patti! Thanks so much for trading with me.

If any of you are curious about the diversity, many of these are plants Patti and I worked out privately, knowing I really wanted Herbs, and others were a complete surprise.



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

May 24, 2012
2:33 PM

Post #9136971

Glad you liked it all Susan. Hope they made it OK. BTW, you mentioned Garlic. It isn't Garlic but Garlic Chives. Just wanted to be sure you realized that.

Carole and Liz, your boxes went out for delivery today as well.
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 24, 2012
2:49 PM

Post #9136995

You did a great job, Patti. The Herbs are going to be very nice in the new Earth Box somebody was dumb enough to leave beside one of our dumpsters. Whodathunkit?
It was very tempting to pick up a few Herbs at the festival going on at Manda's RU Saturday and am glad I waited.

warriorswisdomkathy

warriorswisdomkathy
Kiowa, CO
(Zone 5b)

May 24, 2012
2:54 PM

Post #9137001

Chrystal...yes, they acutally like it on the dry side, origionally from the mediteranian. So yes, drainage is a must. L. angustifolia is probably one of the hardiest., and very rich in the essential oils that all treasure so. You might try adding some sand, (builder's sand not play sand, play sand is rounded and can become compacted, builder's sand is ruffer and has less compaction). Years ago I had a rather large one given to me and it didn't take, so I grew them from seed, just about ready to open here...

wow, great packages again, such unique plants too!

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AmandaEsq

AmandaEsq
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 7b)

May 24, 2012
6:48 PM

Post #9137316

whoooooeey Sooz - I also had a lot of reading today but the chatter!

Anita - I grew blue star from seed this spring, so I guess mine won't bloom till next season.

Froot - I am physically wiped out - been pulling weeds all day so I could plunk plants down in those beds (been letting the weeds run as ground cover/to maintain moisture HA!). I got a lot of yours planted from our exchange. The hyssop with daylily went in and the stokesia. Can't wait to see that bloom.

My right fingers hurt from pulling weeds with no gloves and my left hand feels like carpal tunnel. 0-sigh-

Kathy - thanks for the challenge. Our rechargeable batteries were dead and we just got some new ones so I have the use of my camera again. Took a few, but not ready to do close-ups just yet. I like to get a broad shot and post it on my FB page for people who follow my butterfly "rearing" and I call it "current conditions."

The photo below shows current conditions 2 days ago before the rain.

About rodents - I started yesterday with hav-a-hart traps. It's the best I can do besides Snoopy and Zeke both running and chasing and trampling my plants. I have caught 2 critters and released them in a lovely natural area replete with stone bridges, babbling small creek with lots of rocks in it, dead trees/snags to hide in, etc. I feel bad, but I can't let them overrun the yard this year.

I usually put up a protective cover on most of my new transplants - especially small or rare (in my case some things that I wintersowed which did not have great germination). I either use the top of the milk jug they grew up in to cover them to act like a sun umbrella till they get over the shock of transplant or cut the top off and use the middle part as a collar to keep rabbits and other critters off of the plants till they're big enough to fend for themselves.

It's a drag, I know, but I garden for wildlife and that's that.

Hope you are all enjoying the mild weather. Not ready for summer, but I heard it's going to be 90 something here next week . . ..

A.

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deejay9

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

May 25, 2012
6:43 AM

Post #9137825

well woke with a stiff Neck from all the weeding I Did in my Neighbors flowerbed yesterday serves me right for being a good Neighbor :)
Looks as he will be in the Hospital for a few more days .

Nothing special planned around here for the HOLIDAY Weekend , But I Maybe Talking Jim Into Planting a few plants for me since I cannot turn my head or bend down :( Nice excuse BUT NOT A GOOD FEELING .

if you see I don't have you marked as rec'd will you Please let me know ?? & There is 7 more days left to sign up for the JUNE
Swap So if you Know of others that might like to join us tell them to go sign up >

wishing you all a great weekend.
susie


deejay9

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

May 25, 2012
7:03 AM

Post #9137846

ok THESE ARE ONES THAT ARE STILL OUT OR IN THE MAIL RIGHT ??

OBERON46--ALIKAT32
CZIMMERMAN---HOLLYSMAMMA
CVILLE_GARDENER----CRIT
HOLLYSMAMMA--CRIT
ALIKAT32--WWKATHY
ALIKAT32--HOLLYSMAMMA
ALIKAT32--OBERON46
CRIT--HOLLYSMAMMA
CRIT--CVILLE_GARDENER
DEEJAY9--WWKATHY
DEEJAY9---FOTV--- OUT FOR DELIVERY
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

May 25, 2012
8:01 AM

Post #9137938

deejay, carole wrote me she received her box yesterday but is such excrutiating pain from the shingles, she would get to posting when she had a chance. DC showed that Liz's was delivered to her yesterday. I sent all mine the same day. Thanks!
hollysmamma
Cuyahoga Heights, OH
(Zone 5a)

May 25, 2012
8:54 AM

Post #9138031

Susan, I received Crit's box yesterday, but have not got around to posting the pic or the box. All three of mine were mailed this week as well.

According to the DC# Alikat's was delivered this morning, Crit's should be delivered today or tomorrow, Czimmerman's should be delivered today!

I will get the post up with Crit's box tonight. Our kitty was hit by a car last night, and we just got back from putting her down since her back was broken, just happened to log in as a distraction.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

May 25, 2012
9:52 AM

Post #9138101

Alikat and I have both sent and received our boxes.

warriorswisdomkathy

warriorswisdomkathy
Kiowa, CO
(Zone 5b)

May 25, 2012
10:33 AM

Post #9138149

deejay...I was looking at my notes, I owe...minnesippi...maith...JenDion...and ...deejay. Whew...I will do my best to get more dug and begin sending on Tues., hoping to finish by Thurs. Rain on Wed., a bit more yesterday, today a bit breezy, more rain this weekend.

holly...so sorry...hugs!!!

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minnesippi
Oakdale, MN
(Zone 4a)

May 25, 2012
10:39 AM

Post #9138155

So sorry about your kitty :(

Kathy - what do you owe me now? I just got a box from you! :)

So the back pain I have been feeling turns out to be two ribs in my back (under my left shoulder blade) out of place...NOT fun!! I'd rather birth my 10lb boy again...twice! Not the daughter though - she ruptured a disc in my lower back.

Bored @ work today. Would rather be in the yard!!

Have a great weekend ya'll!!
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

May 25, 2012
11:03 AM

Post #9138180

We show rain rain and surprise, more rain for the next three days. Figures. Time to get the in the house work done I have been badly neglecting

warriorswisdomkathy

warriorswisdomkathy
Kiowa, CO
(Zone 5b)

May 25, 2012
2:21 PM

Post #9138464

Minnesippi...Oh thankyou, yes I do have that marked off on my list...Careful hugs!!!!!! Now only have 3; Maith...JenDion...and deejay.

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

May 26, 2012
7:16 AM

Post #9139148

tap tap tap ... waiting for the mailman. tap tap tap

AliKat32

AliKat32
Greenfield, NH
(Zone 5b)

May 26, 2012
8:14 AM

Post #9139232

Wow! Missed you all the past few days!

Liz -- got your box! Excellent plants! Pics below! I got home late last night but went out to plant so they would be cool and set before today's heat and humidity! I'm heading out to water them again! I love everything!
From Hollysmomma:
pincushion
wisteria
hosta
ornamental cabbage
dianthus
seed of hollyhock, baby's breath(pink) hibiscus, and campanula!

THANK YOU THANK YOU!

Pics below...
1st one - a new columbine that's opened...but I can't turn it to the right direction for you
2nd - my box from Liz
3th -- verigated sedum from Velma
4th and 5th...can anyone id the iris flowers for me?

I think all my trades for May are done...except I am going to send Liz a cutting of my yellow rose bush once it blooms...and I am going to send out more masterwort for velma...

Mary -- your day lilies are doing great in NH...I'll send pics next!

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hollysmamma
Cuyahoga Heights, OH
(Zone 5a)

May 26, 2012
8:19 AM

Post #9139244

I am glad everything made it safely! Enjoy them! By the way, when I planted my wisteria, I had leaves in two weeks. and I bought that package the same time as mine, I found 8 of them on a clearance rack for $.50 a piece, so I bought them all lol. Traded most of them away though :)

AliKat32

AliKat32
Greenfield, NH
(Zone 5b)

May 26, 2012
8:21 AM

Post #9139248

Mary and Kathy --
Picks below are from your trades...they seem to be doing really well! Verbascum from Kathy and Day lily from Mary!
Thanks again!
xo - C

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czimmerman00
Elk Horn, KY

May 26, 2012
8:36 AM

Post #9139270

From hollysmamma
Nicolas hakonechloa:))
Coneflower orange color! :)
2 astilbe :))
thank you! Love them all!!
Sorrry about ur cat

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AliKat32

AliKat32
Greenfield, NH
(Zone 5b)

May 26, 2012
10:56 AM

Post #9139394

Liz -- good to know about the wisteria! It had great roots! At my very old house (lived there over 13 years ago) we bought a wisteria plant...it was a stick for about a month...went in to ask about an exchange and didn't have the plant...she said to me that I should cut the tip and see if it was green -- if it was - then all was well and that wisteria takes a LONG time to do anything -- even flower! After 4 years I didn't see any flowers...then we moved! I hope the new person is enjoying my efforts!
velmansia
Antioch, TN

May 26, 2012
12:28 PM

Post #9139470

Alikat32, your plants are so healthy looking; is it the cool climate? Mine are starting to cook-record breaking 90's.

Anyone has the postman sedum? It is a real dark purple upright sedum.
hollysmamma
Cuyahoga Heights, OH
(Zone 5a)

May 26, 2012
3:11 PM

Post #9139618

Went to my old house and did a raid on my gardens today! Got four plants back, 2 showy stonecrop and 2 'Celestial City' Daylily. Plus, a box of plants that I found on Craigslist for $20 which included 8 Blue Sedums, 8 Green and White Hosta, 1 Unknown plant and 5 Purple Iris. So of course I had to put a new garden bed in! As you can see my 'garden helpers' were fantastically unhelpful lol.

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FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 26, 2012
3:24 PM

Post #9139637

Evening Everyone,

Susie called today and asked to let you all know that her arms are still numb from the elbows down and still can't turn her head from such a stiff neck. The dr prescribed meds yesterday to help her rest, ran some tests but they came back clear except for some muscle issues. She's on dr's orders to stay home in bed and to keep ice packs on her neck. She'll be back with us as soon as she can. You know you can't keep a good woman down! Meds are making her groggy and said she hopes to be able to to sit up long enough to post tomorrow. Headed over to the June thread to relay the same info.

Christine, she said she received a box from you yesterday. Not sure if it's for June or you two have a side trade going on. She was really surprised.

AliKat32

AliKat32
Greenfield, NH
(Zone 5b)

May 26, 2012
4:41 PM

Post #9139725

Fruity - OMGoodness -- keep us posted on Susie! I'm sending all my healing powers her way!

Velma -- I'm in 5a/b for a zone...we mostly have weather in the 70's and 80's with summer (mid June - Mid Aug) in the 90's sometimes...today was 83 -- hot for May! Tomorrow, M, T, W it is suppose to rain and storm! My house is surrounded by really really tall pine trees that shade everything...I have only about three gardens out of 14 that get full sun...the rest are partial sun with 2 big ones in full shade. I don't have the heart to cut down the trees so it's shade gardening for me!

Everyone - I'm done with the stepping stones in the new garden...see pic below...anyone got ideas on what to plant? I've never had a path thru a garden before...help!

Liz -- you're a lucky girl! Plants and garden helpers! Love the pics...what are your helper's names? My helper is below -- he often takes breaks and never uses the paths...he's always creating his own way! His name is Ethan!

Grubs -- has anyone used milky spore? It's a great product that stays in your soil for at least a decade and breaks the life cycle of the japanese beetle. It doesn't hurt ANY thing else so it's safe for your environment. You can't use it by bodies of water thou. You can buy two kinds...powder (that's a one time application and used for small areas) or you can buy granules (that a 3 times a year for two years and your done for a long time - application). I started using it about 4 years ago ...the grubs and beetles were SO bad! Now, I hardly see any full grown beetles and have found less and less grubs every year! It's expensive but when you think about it over a decade -- it's not that much!

Deejay -- When you are feeling better -- you can mark Alikat and all her trading buddies as done!

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hollysmamma
Cuyahoga Heights, OH
(Zone 5a)

May 26, 2012
4:48 PM

Post #9139730

FOTV, Tell Susan I hope she feels better ASAP!

Alikat, Lol Toki is the Husky/Wolf mix, his name is Japanese for hopeful (We thought it was fitting since we were the third home in 1 month for the poor guy, my husband showed up with him 3 weeks after I put my Rottweiler down because of cancer, and I was hopeful I wouldn't kill the hubby for it. However if he could learn to behave he would be great :) He has torn apart one couch cushion and ripped a whole in my king size mattress, I have not been impressed lol) Camelot is the Shamrock macaw in the picture, he is full of vinegar most days, all though you have to love the pet that physically will chase your husband outside of the house :D I should take a video of it next time and post it so you guys can get how funny it is. You will just have to ignore the hysterical laughing and camera shaking ;)
velmansia
Antioch, TN

May 26, 2012
6:28 PM

Post #9139831

FOTV- let her know we are praying for her. If the med isn't working tell her acupunture works great for that type of pain


Alikat, I like the stone look. How about putting some low growing ground cover in between the stones.
Like this one-Evolvolus glomeratus 'blue daze'


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AliKat32

AliKat32
Greenfield, NH
(Zone 5b)

May 26, 2012
7:24 PM

Post #9139899

Velma - that plant is way beyond my zone of living! It's beautiful though...checked out the plant files...they say it's annual in zone 5...too much work to pull it out every year! I am way too lazy for annuals!

Liz -- Camelot sounds like a bird that could give my cats a run for the money! I have one cat that acts like he's the boss of me and has chased me out of the house...my hubby laughs at that...since the cat LOVES him! Your poor hubby...guess he's getting back at ya with Toki...!!!!! I'd love the video! I have 3 rescued cats and my rescued dog...so I totally know what it takes! My doggie before ethan was a stray and before she grew out of her puppy stage - she ate everyone one of my leather sandals -- just one shoe from each pair (about 7) so that I couldn't wear them! She ate socks, shoes, anything! I hope Toki does settle down for you! They both are SOOOOOO cute! If only they could pull weeds!

Goodnight!

poisondartfrog

poisondartfrog
Barbourville, KY
(Zone 7a)

May 27, 2012
3:44 AM

Post #9140113

Susie, feel better soon! Rest and recuperate. I don't know how you do all you take on each day.
chellflower
Tyler, TX
(Zone 8b)

May 27, 2012
5:18 PM

Post #9140932

wow, its amazing how behind on posts one can get just in a few days! May is such a busy month, but the kids are finally free for summer and I actually get a few days off work.


Fruity, good to see you're plants arrived okay and glad I could fill some wishes.

I got my awesome box from FOTV/Susan Thursday. She sent...
astilbe taquetti
veronica incana 'minuet'
aster sp.
gloriosas -himalayan select, lutea & rothschildiana
daylilies- knockout, jedi dot pierce & chocolate splash
calla aethiopica
mixed caladiums
morning glory seeds- cocoa chocolate & brown silk
and a nice pair of gardening gloves



Still may not be posting much for awhile..just reading here/there... got news this morning that my G'mother fell last night at the nursing home while getting up to use the little girl's room. I just left the hospital... she has bad cuts on her head & leg, and sadly, her neck is broken as well as ligaments torn in her neck. Lying down with a neck brace on she can't see what's going on around her in the ICU, and keeps threatening to get up, so they have to keep her sedated until the DR comes in tomorrow morning and figures out the extent of her injuries more thoroughly. Its very sad, and strange
to see her like that 'cause I know she's afraid and probably a bit chlostrophobic with the neck brace, and I don't recall ever seeing her afraid of anything before. My G'mother is 99yrs old, and though her memory can't always keep up the pace, she can still make us laugh when she sets her mind to something...even from a hospital bed arguing with the nurses. i really wish we could get her to calm down, so they didn't have to sedate her and we could stay and visit with her (they don't allow more than 2 people in ICU at one time). I would be scared too in her situation. When loved one's reach a certain age, you start trying to prepare yourself for that 'eventual time' ... and she's had many hospital visits over the last decade, but I'm having a harder time with this than I would have expected...


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AliKat32

AliKat32
Greenfield, NH
(Zone 5b)

May 27, 2012
6:43 PM

Post #9141034

Oh Chellflower - I'm praying for your grammy! I know she must be so scared...so you being with her as much as you can will really help...I hope the doctor gets there early to let you all know what's going on! I know what you mean about it being harder than expected...you have a reasonable expectation that such a thing isn't going to happen to her when she's at a nursing home. :( Hugs coming from NH! ~Candi
minnesippi
Oakdale, MN
(Zone 4a)

May 27, 2012
6:52 PM

Post #9141046

Susie - hope you are better soon. I know how you feel.
Chel - so sorry to hear about your gramma. Speedy recovery for her. She sounds like my gramma did - stubborn as a mule! :) It was the swede in her.

My hands HURT from weeding and planting all weekend! It has rained every day here and I've been out in it as much as I can be - its lightening too so I have to be careful and go in when it is. Got TONS of LOV pulled for trades. Will be packing them up tomorrow. They are waiting in a but tub of water. I pulled out way more than I needed and way more than I thought I had. They were all mixed in with the snow on the mountain - but I got them all separated. Whew! Had a huge root ball there if I'd ever seen one. I thought the joe-pye was bad. :/ ~ so if anyone wants snow on the mountain and wild violet, I have a ton of that too.
I got all the plants from Kathy planted and a dozen more from Menards that I picked up "by accident" of course. A new Clematis, some pink flowering sage, dragons beard?, silver mound, yarrow (not that I dont have a ton of seed, but...) and some others. Also found some liatris as well - mine were either eaten by the squirrels or rotten. Found the rotted one this morning while planting. My calla and canna are starting to come up. New iris are blooming every day. "Spun Gold", "Wabash" and a NOID bloomed. Beebalm are starting to show signs of buds too.
The orioles are fledging :) saw about 5 babies checking out the oranges and grape jelly yesterday. Saw a humming bird yesterday too.
Went fishing with DH & DS today. Caught my first bass and a ton of sunnies. I out fished both of them. :) Although my 8 yo DS can out cast me always. I dont know where he gets it from.
Thunderstorm warnings rolling through the area tonight. it was 90 today and i got a little "crip-sie" when we were fishing.
Now to the ice pack on the back/ribs and soak the hands...might have to stay out of the garden tomorrow :( I have boxing up to do anyway :) And finishing laundry. You'd think 18 loads would be enough...

deejay9

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

May 28, 2012
7:31 AM

Post #9141585

GM all Can;t stay long Just wanted to let ya know I;m Not sick Its Just a Strained MUSCLE In my Neck & I Cannot turn my head it is frozen dox has me on a Muscle relaxer but still very sore but I got Two boxes one frootie & One from Chris /CZ .

From FOTV
Native sedum :) think is is native here also but i love it
Coreopsis --FULL MOON & RED SHIFT
Stokesia---PEACHY"S PICK
Phlox---LAURI
Monada--------RASPBERRY WINE & JACOB CLINE
Aster -----LADY IN BLACK
Penstemon ------DUSKY MAUVE

& A Pair of cloves always use them :)
going to try to get chris's pictures posted then i have to lay back with my ice pack getting better just not there yet :)

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

May 28, 2012
7:56 AM

Post #9141608

]=CHRIS I Was very surprise but happy surprised to recieve another box from you It was great . Magic Fountain DELPHIUM Really caught my eye :) & There was 2 Maxmilion sunflower, & Then as for the others I only can guess for the INK was off them all;
guessing i WILL LOVE THEM ALL AS SOON AS i CAN FEEL BETTER .
2 FOXGLOVE
COREOPSIS ???

I should when my neck is better I feel fine its going to be in the 80-90's today so again just going to lay back with ice packs . ya all have a great day .
susie

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FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 28, 2012
3:33 PM

Post #9142240

So very glad you're feeling a bit better, Susie. What I wouldn't give to live closer and be able to help with your annual "Plants in the Park" event this week-end.
Your lavender Peony is a stunner. Divisions I've tried don't like me much, but established plants seem to thrive in everybody else's yards and gardens and old family cemeteries around here.

Chell, I'm glad you liked the selections I chose for you and tried to send a few things from your wants list. Hope they all do well for you. That is awful about your Grandmother and will keep thinking positive thoughts for her and your family.

Steph, If I'm not too late, I'll be glad to take some of those LOV's off your hands. D-mail me when you're ready to mail and let me know what I owe you. A small box would be fine. From your wants list, I have Daylily 'Druid Chant', also Heuchera 'Alabama Sunset' which is not on your list but is in keeping with your Alabama theme, and I have or had Lily 'Landini'. Will have to check on that one.

chellflower
Tyler, TX
(Zone 8b)

May 28, 2012
11:11 PM

Post #9142631

fruity, I especially like the gloriosa varieties and the calla lily..they were from my wish list and I really appreciate the extra effort you spent to fill those wishes.

deejay, I hope your neck feels better soon.

thanks all for the well wishes for G'mother...the DR has allowed her to sit up which helps her to see what's going on, this is a mild relief for us as our biggest fear right now is for her to catch pneumonia. She was suppose to get a body brace today but I guess the holiday slowed deliveries to the hospital a bit. I did finally get to spend some alone time with her today..we didn't talk much (sometimes words aren't needed), just sat there with her & let her fall asleep. Tomorrow I have a Dr appt. to check on a rib I broke last month, then off to the hospital to see G'mother.

Hope everyone had a great Memorial day, God Bless all of our armed troups!!

AliKat32

AliKat32
Greenfield, NH
(Zone 5b)

May 29, 2012
3:02 AM

Post #9142731

Chell -- thanks for the update on G'mother...

Susie - great that you got to rest...I agree with Fruity...wish I could help you plant those new ones you just got...the commute time from NH to MI is just a bit LONG!

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

May 29, 2012
6:23 AM

Post #9142917

Ali, love the walkway that is so pretty. On my walkway I put down thick cardboard and then covered it with mulch, no weeds, and when it gets "dirty" looking I just throw down a small layer of mulch and all looks good again. I am into easy and no weeding...or as little as possible.

AmandaEsq

AmandaEsq
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 7b)

May 29, 2012
6:24 AM

Post #9142918

Chell - praying for your granny. I have a soft spot for old ladies myself and have held hands for many hours with several special friends and relatives.

Terrible when they start falling down, don't let her spirits get down. Maybe a mild sedative wouldn't be a bad thing for anxiety. I used to say about my Nana in the nursing home, "when she stops complaining, then I'll worry."

Hugs and Healing to you and Granny,
A.

deejay9

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

May 29, 2012
8:48 AM

Post #9143131

Hey all Had to go in & Set with daddy this morning while Jim went to fix a water heater for a lady so i didn;t get on the Puter.. anyway The pain in my next is leaving me some what,.BUT I STILL can't turn to far but sure is better then it was. Thanks to the Flexeril it made me sleep but then it healed me at the same time .

ok going to try to get caught up here I have made a list of those who have not rec;d yet or I Have missed their post can you help me please . i MAY HAVE JUST MISSED THE POST SO JUST LET ME KNOW

OK OFF TO CHECK JUNES SWAP OUT :)

SCARLEBEAN---AMANDAESQ
HOLLYSMAMMA--CRIT
ALIKAT32--WWKATHY
CRIT--CVILLE_GARDENER
DEEJAY9--WWKATHY -----IN THE MAIL THIS WEEK
diamond9192002
(Anita) Fort Wayne, IN
(Zone 6a)

May 29, 2012
1:06 PM

Post #9143589

Wow, you ladies are a generous bunch! You all have sent off some nice boxes!

Holly and Ali super cute pooches!

hollysmamma
Cuyahoga Heights, OH
(Zone 5a)

May 29, 2012
2:16 PM

Post #9143671

Susan, Crit has received my box already and as for crits box to me:

Lyre Leaf Sage
Cleome
Winter Savory
Devils Trumpet
Garlic Chives
Chives
Threadleaf Coreopsis
Lost Tag plant (I love surprises lol)
Lime Basil
Thyme Citriodoros
Mixed Rose Moss
Ajuga 'Chocolate Chip'
Hosta
NOID Iris

Whew what a list, thanks again Patti :)

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scbuttercup
(Judy) Simpsonville, SC
(Zone 8a)

May 29, 2012
2:37 PM

Post #9143694

Were the June partners already assigned? I didn't get one?
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 29, 2012
3:07 PM

Post #9143773

Judy, the June swap is open until May 31st so buddies have not been assigned yet:

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1257659/

deejay9

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

May 29, 2012
4:25 PM

Post #9143878

OK THANK YOU NOW I NEED TO HEAR FROM THESE PLAYERS YET

SCARLEBEAN---AMANDAESQ
HOLLYSMAMMA--CRIT-----REC'D
ALIKAT32--WWKATHY
CRIT--CVILLE_GARDENER
DEEJAY9--WWKATHY -----IN THE MAIL THIS WEEK
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

May 29, 2012
5:02 PM

Post #9143929

Cville_Gardener has received my box. She sent me a note that she had received it but the shingles were really painful.

I also received a great box that I forgot to post. Bad Crit, bad bad Crit. Here is what I received from Liz, holleysmama.

NOID Iris
Jade
Bowl of Beauty Peony (I think the mailman stole one 'cause the bag was open. lol)
Sarah Bernhart Peony
Hosta
Croton - yellow and green
Bonnie Curly Spider Plant
Seeds - Lambs Ear, Columbine, Verbena "Ideal Florist Mix", Wheat Straw Flamingo Feathers.

Liz, I really appreciate this box. Everything arrived in good condition and are in their new little homes. That is picture #1.

OK, now, on to the new do. The second picture is the 9" pony tail that is going to Locks of Love. Pic #3 is the new do. It was so nice to have it short at the lake and the times I've been in the pool. Don't even have to comb it out. Just wet it, shake it and go. :-)

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AmandaEsq

AmandaEsq
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 7b)

May 29, 2012
6:00 PM

Post #9144008

Wow, Patti. You're just beautiful, inside and out. :)

poisondartfrog

poisondartfrog
Barbourville, KY
(Zone 7a)

May 29, 2012
6:02 PM

Post #9144014

You are beautiful, Patti! It is nice to have a face for you, and such a pretty one, too.
minnesippi
Oakdale, MN
(Zone 4a)

May 29, 2012
7:01 PM

Post #9144114

Patti & Kathy - LOV's went in the mail today. You should have them Thursday/Friday. If you want more, just let me know. (side trades).
Love the hair cut Patti! It will be nice for summer!
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 29, 2012
7:55 PM

Post #9144185

What a great pic of you, Patti, and such a worthy cause donating your pony tail to Locks of Love. What a pretty smile you have and there's definitely a twinkle of mischievousness in your eyes ;0)

hollysmamma
Cuyahoga Heights, OH
(Zone 5a)

May 29, 2012
8:36 PM

Post #9144230

Patti, I LOVE the new haircut! Its so nice that you donate to locks of love. I did it when I was 19, My hair is back to my waist now, but my husband is having a hissy fit over me cutting it again. So we will see :D

AmandaEsq

AmandaEsq
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 7b)

May 30, 2012
12:52 AM

Post #9144323

Susie - Scarletbean and I are working out our trade and have not forgotten our obligations here. We will post when we're done. :)
scbuttercup
(Judy) Simpsonville, SC
(Zone 8a)

May 30, 2012
4:00 AM

Post #9144398

Whew, glad I didn't mis the June swap. I haven't been on here as much as usual since my oldest daughter was home from college and was spending a lot of time with her. She is back at school now, I miss her. So I'll be posting on here more again, you folks take my mind off my emptying nest.
Patti, your picture makes meant to get my hair cut short again! Very flattering cut.
PS can I ever grow delphiniums in zone 8?

goldhillal

goldhillal
(Crystal) Waverly, AL

May 30, 2012
4:21 AM

Post #9144420

I bet against the Delphiniums. I tried them in NC once and they did not last one season. They bloomed, but as soon as it began to heat up, they started to keel over.
The larkspurs are our best alternative. Plant seed in fall or winter, uncovered.

deejay9

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

May 30, 2012
5:14 AM

Post #9144460

WOW Patti what a Change for you LOVE The NEW LOOK Not that we didn't love the old you :) HEHE We all need change in our Lives & It Helped a GREAT Casue Thank you for sharing with us :))))

Thank you amanda Just let me know when ya all send We Have 2 More days Here & Then I will be assigning Partners for JUNE .
SO Keep watch :))) well off to try to get My plants ready for the swap in the park :)
so have a great day everyone .
diamond9192002
(Anita) Fort Wayne, IN
(Zone 6a)

May 30, 2012
6:59 AM

Post #9144577

I want to share a couple of pictures and get some opinions, if you ladies are up to it. I have an area in my yard that looks okay. I needs a little more color. It's just green mostly with hints of burgundy. I have some hollyhocks growing but they are always overtaken with rust, so they barely make it to the bloom period. I'm wondering what else I can plant that would add more color (blooms throught the summmer) that would tolerate most of the shade along the fence??? Any ideas? I think I have a couple of coneflowers that have not bushed out yet.

Th area is actually the third picture (posted them backwards)

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velmansia
Antioch, TN

May 30, 2012
8:13 AM

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Diamond, yours looks pretty good to me. Small space but good coverage with what you have so far.
How about something variegated like a variegated weigela-gives height as well as color.
For yrs I stayed away from bushes using the excuse that I don't have room; I am beginning to add a bush here and there to give fullness and height to my small space.
Just like you, my gardening area is very shaded, I have a tree-lined fence and my plants have to compete with those grown trees. I like the look of yours.
The first pic -I used the dusty miller for color. I am constantly changing the plants there because that's where I get the most sun. The second pic is where I do most of my gardening.
I have an oak leaf hydrangea next to the arbor-planted over 10 yrs ago and have not grown much. Next to the post on the left is a butterfly bush that I planted over 5 yrs ago and again very little growth.

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diamond9192002
(Anita) Fort Wayne, IN
(Zone 6a)

May 30, 2012
8:45 AM

Post #9144762

Vel, I love your huge bed! I wish I could zoom in on the picture to see each plant. Did you plan your bed? Or is it a work in progress adding where you can find room (like mine)? Is that Penstemon Huskers Red?

Do you cut your butterfly bush back every spring? Mine was kind of wispy because I grew it from seed. So I cut it back to maybe 1 foot this spring. It has really bushed out. I can't wait to see what it looks like with blooms.
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

May 30, 2012
9:53 AM

Post #9144853

Beautiful pics everyone. Love seeing the gardens and putting a happy face with the name Crit. Such a great thing to give. Ok I would love to have hair I could wet and shake and look great like yours. I could wet and shake but I would have a strange resemblance to a long haired sheep dog I use to have that you couldn't tell if he was coming or going...rofl...

Anita, my trees have grown and my sunny flowers are growing in a shadier area and still doing ok, and we get really hot and humid and I think they like the relief, but I am growing daisies, lilies, daylilies, in shadier areas than I thought they would tolerate and your coneflowers are doing ok, these others should be fine, course one of my fav's hostas and the varigated hostas for sure.

velmansia, I am discovering I should of used more shrubs or structure in my gardens...when I see those gardens in the magazines I am really drawn to them. There are two things I think I like in the magazine pictures and that is they have more than one plant planted, bad habit of mine, buying one plant instead of three or four for a grouping of that color, and no shrubs or structure. I am trying to fix that problem...slowly... ;)
diamond9192002
(Anita) Fort Wayne, IN
(Zone 6a)

May 30, 2012
10:28 AM

Post #9144896

Happ, we want pictures, pleeeeease?? LoL I had a class with some landscape designers. They said one of the rules of design is to alway group plants in odd numbers and never plant in a straight line, always stagger or group. Of course, I have a gazillion plants planted in a straight line in even numbers for balance. When one of the plants die off, then it leaves an odd looking gap in the landscape. Rarely, can I fill the gap with a replacement of the same size and color. LoL

I agree with having more shrubs in the landscape. I have added butterfly bushes, knockout roses, hibiscus, rose of sharon and hydrangeas (all flowering shrubs of course). this will be my first year with the hydrangeas. I'm hoping to see blooms this year.

AmandaEsq

AmandaEsq
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 7b)

May 30, 2012
10:42 AM

Post #9144914

How about Ligularia "Rocket"?

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/51577/

I have wanted some of that for a while since I saw a picture of it thriving in full shade.

Also - spigelia marilandica

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/48891/

is a native that thrives in shade and adds WOW to dark corners.

I bought some white delphiniums a few weeks ago on the clearance rack, and I have decided to save them and take to my brother in PA since I would have to put them in shade, methinks.

A.
diamond9192002
(Anita) Fort Wayne, IN
(Zone 6a)

May 30, 2012
10:55 AM

Post #9144929

Yellow or orange would look good in area, Amanda. I like both rocket and spigelia.
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

May 30, 2012
11:55 AM

Post #9145000

I am always afraid when I buy a plant it won't make it or I won't like it (fat chance) so I buy ONE, just to see...rofl, seems I have a bad habit of not going back and buying the same thing again cause I find another plant that is so cool, but I better just buy one in case it doesn't make it or I don't like it...sounds like a viscious circle. What is that saying Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Albert Einstein.

I almost posted about rocket but I don't have it and no nothing about it, except the pictures are always sooo cool. I thought in the back of my little brain that it needed more moisture than I can supply. Not knowing anything about trees when we planted we planted a bunch of shallow rooted trees that suck the moisture out of the shade garden...but so far the hostas and stuff have survived, except for a couple of things. I am putting some pots of hostas in the garden since I learned they will overwinter in a pot which allows me to give them more moisture. I have a couple of hydrangeas on the north east side of the house in the corner between the garage and house and they do quite well without any sun, having said that I have 1 hydrangea under the shade tree and it doesn't bloom, so...

No pics from me right now, I have not pulled one weed or put down any mulch because of building the pergola, potting bench, Taj MaCoop, and cleaning out the garden shed...maybe this weekend I can work in the garden...

warriorswisdomkathy

warriorswisdomkathy
Kiowa, CO
(Zone 5b)

May 30, 2012
7:32 PM

Post #9145502

deejay...I'll finish digging yours tomorrow!!
velmansia
Antioch, TN

May 30, 2012
7:58 PM

Post #9145555

Diamond, I don't cut my butterfly bush back...just has not grown. Had it close to the house before- sunny location and it really took off, moved it back there and it practically died off.
Yes, it was a gradual thing. I started with the small area by the air conditioner (sunny) and then I started in the back. Had to cut quite a few limbs from the trees to allow some sun to get in. Then I started spreading out using the entire width of my yard up to the property line. I then collected stones from construction sites to make paths and breaking the area up into 5 sm sections so that I get around. There is a Japanese maple back there also to help break up all the green. That's another plant I was going to suggest for your area. It is slow growing and have a nice shape and nice burngundy color. The area with the husker is where I had planted a pear tree but it died off and now I have a sm circle with a few sun loving plants. I would love to increase the circle but my husband and is lawn. He is putting a lot of sweat in trying to keep is lawn green and looking good.

Happgarden, I also wished I hadn't resisted planting shrubs -I was afraid they would take up too much space and I wanted to pack every plant I could get my hands on back there. My problem is that I don't allow my plants to really get adjusted. I get the itch and I start digging and moving plants around and I ended up killing quite a few like that. I moved a pretty good sized red wine wiegela in the heat of August and it just never made it.
hollysmamma
Cuyahoga Heights, OH
(Zone 5a)

May 31, 2012
4:09 AM

Post #9145763

Wow! I just love all the garden bed photos! You have some amazing looking flower beds! I just started two at this house, with the help of some of you amazing ladies this year, so they are small. I can't wait until they look like that!
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

May 31, 2012
9:11 AM

Post #9146129

velmansia we are alike about the resisting the shrubs, but not about moving plants, I am horrible about that even when they need thinned or the plot changes which is why I have sun perennials where the shade trees have started growing over them. So those plants have been in the same spot oh let's see 10 to 15 years...rofl...

deejay9

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

May 31, 2012
10:52 AM

Post #9146258

afternoon all looking for id on a couple plants Hope you can help me .
#1 not lambs ear
#2thought it might be Variegated Loosestrife ?
# 3 is one Mary /OBERON sent to me

wish i could stay & chat but it is rainy so taken this time to print off pictures & info of my plants that are not in bloom.
have a great day will check back later.

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velmansia
Antioch, TN

May 31, 2012
4:58 PM

Post #9146771

#1. Lychnis coronara-bloodymary

warriorswisdomkathy

warriorswisdomkathy
Kiowa, CO
(Zone 5b)

May 31, 2012
5:23 PM

Post #9146803

#2 look like Lysimachia ciliata, check out at dave's plants. The varigation looks like it's reverting back to green, can they be seperated?

Hey I got great news, your box is on it's way!!!!!! Ya, I know I'm the last one to get a box out for May. LOL...Will try to do better next month...

pix: tree peony, first bloom

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czimmerman00
Elk Horn, KY

May 31, 2012
7:00 PM

Post #9146969

Iis #3 maltese cross lychnis

goldhillal

goldhillal
(Crystal) Waverly, AL

June 1, 2012
4:59 AM

Post #9147281

I assume this swap was just May? A new one will be started for June?

deejay9

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

June 1, 2012
10:36 AM

Post #9147723

crystal come on over with us . kathy my brother will be here when the mail arrives & he will put it i my place :) chat soon

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1257659/

AliKat32

AliKat32
Greenfield, NH
(Zone 5b)

June 1, 2012
8:11 PM

Post #9148475

Hi Everyone!
Patti -- love that you donated your hair...and I love having a picture with a name...maybe we should all consider posting a photo???? that would be fun! I'll go second...below is my pic from last summer!

deejay -- #1 is rose campion, #2 is yellow loosestrife...no idea what #3 is!

I have never used shrubs...but am encourage from all the chatting!

Diamond -- I agree that you should try ligularia -- I have three now...LOVE them so much! They are in a deep shade garden and they do well...the leaves are so beautiful and heart shaped! The tall spike sent up around mid -june has the most beautiful yellow flowers on it!

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AliKat32
Greenfield, NH
(Zone 5b)

June 1, 2012
8:12 PM

Post #9148476

Hi Everyone!
Patti -- love that you donated your hair...and I love having a picture with a name...maybe we should all consider posting a photo???? that would be fun! I'll go second...below is my pic from last summer!

deejay -- #1 is rose campion, #2 is yellow loosestrife...no idea what #3 is!

I have never used shrubs...but am encouraged from all the chatting!

Diamond -- I agree that you should try ligularia -- I have three now...LOVE them so much! They are in a deep shade garden and they do well...the leaves are so beautiful and heart shaped! The tall spike sent up around mid -june has the most beautiful yellow flowers on it!

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AliKat32

AliKat32
Greenfield, NH
(Zone 5b)

June 1, 2012
8:13 PM

Post #9148479

Oh Deejay -- I forgot to let you know that Kathy and I are all set...we've sent and received our boxes...
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

June 2, 2012
10:24 AM

Post #9149023

You are beautiful Ali. Thanks for posting the pic.

I have my old pic on my profile page where my hair was just below shoulder length. I've often wished that DG would allow pictures if you wish like FB does.

It is beautiful out today. Got some more rain last night so will be great for finishing (or TRYING to finish. lol) getting plants in the ground! It is 76* now so I should be out there doing that.

poisondartfrog

poisondartfrog
Barbourville, KY
(Zone 7a)

June 2, 2012
10:48 AM

Post #9149073

Ali, you are lovely! My GD's name is Allie and I call her AlleyCat so I liked your name as soon as I saw it.
velmansia
Antioch, TN

June 2, 2012
11:36 AM

Post #9149152

Ali, your kind spirit is beaming through your smile. No pictures from me- I am one of those who do not take pictures.

Diamond, here is another plant for you to consider for your spot. It is a small bush with stricking color and blue flowers. I have a small one-small because I keep moving it around. Now in its third location since purchasing it about 2 yrs ago.


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AmandaEsq

AmandaEsq
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 7b)

June 2, 2012
11:56 AM

Post #9149184

My pic is also on my member page, but here's a more recent scary image. :D

Hope everyone is taking some time for themselves today.

Enjoy your weekend!

xox
A.

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chellflower
Tyler, TX
(Zone 8b)

June 2, 2012
1:57 PM

Post #9149349

I like seeing photos to names here...makes it easier putting a face to a name when remembering who sent what plants while enjoying our garden blooms. I'll try to post my mugshot soon.

Update on G'mother... she passed on in her sleep shortly after midnight Wednesday morning. Its easier knowing that she went peacefully and she's reunited with my G'daddy, baby brother, neice and other loved ones that have passed on. We placed our photos with her as well as a beautiful trumpet lily bloom from our garden (we've always brought her flowers from our garden when we visited her), we said our goodbyes and laid my Ladybug to rest yesterday. We will miss her alot, but she's left us with more than memories... I inherited my love of gardening from G'mother (as well as her stubborn streak -I prefer to call it the 'gift of persistence'- which somehow trickled down to my boys in full force, LOL)... since my early teens we would look through her garden catalogs together pointing out our favorite plants. A few of the plants I share in swaps came from starts that she gave me years ago while she was still able to garden. G'mother was blessed with a long, rich life...she raised five children and had 18 grandchildren as well as numerous great & GG Grandkids... and we were all blessed to have her with us for such a long time.

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velmansia
Antioch, TN

June 2, 2012
2:11 PM

Post #9149375

Chellflower, when it comes down to it, the loving memories is what really matters...they will live on and hopefully pass on from one generation to another. We have lost that today and too many children are growing up without those memories and not even knowing what it is to have something to cherish.
My sympathy to you and the family. Continue to hold on to her memories thru your gardening.
velma

poisondartfrog

poisondartfrog
Barbourville, KY
(Zone 7a)

June 2, 2012
2:15 PM

Post #9149386

I am truly sorry Chelle, for your loss, but truly happy that you had her in your life as long as you did have. When you are an old lady gardener puttering around in your garden her memory will be right there with you.
My sympathies on your loss,
Alana
hollysmamma
Cuyahoga Heights, OH
(Zone 5a)

June 2, 2012
3:17 PM

Post #9149446

Chell I am so sorry about your grandmother. Everytime one of those flowers bloom that she gave, think of her and smile, now it is just her sending her love!

Liz

deejay9

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

June 2, 2012
5:53 PM

Post #9149584

Chell GM Is in her own Garden of eden Now & Reliving a Whole New Life :)

VAL : I'm With you There is No camera that can make me look younger any more I work harder now then I Ever did in my restrant:(
& it Shows :) hehe OH TO BE YOUNG ONCE AGAIN :) GREAT PIC'S LADIES

wow what a Busy day But a Blessed One THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK PUTTING THIS BOX TOGETHER
JUST WONDERFUL & EVEN AFTER A BUSY DAY IN THE PARK i STILL FOUND TIME TO GET ALL BUT 3 INTO THEIR NEW HOMES BEFORE IT STARTED TO RAIN,


MAY'S BOX FROM WWKATHY
VERY WONDERFUL BOX i LOVE IT ALL.
I HOPE THAT I HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN ANYTHING IT WAS PACKED TO THE RIM
THERE WAS NO ROOM FOR MORE THATS FORSURE :)

FORGIVE THE SPELLING I TRIED TO COPY KATHYS
WRITING BUT SOME OF THE TAPES WERE MATTED OR WRINKLED :)

ANYWAY HERE ARE MY NEW PLANTS
PENTEMON--ROCKY MOUNTAIN BLUE :)))))
DIANTHUS X LOVELINESS :)))
DIANTHUS--ZING :)))
DIANTHUS -- CHEDDAR PINK :)))
SAPORARIA CLYNOIDES:)))
4 IRISES :)))
COREOPSIS--SUNRAY :))))))
JOHNNY JUMP UPS :)))))))
VERONICA----SIGHT SEEING BLUE :)))
LAMB"S EARS :))
VALARIANA OFFICALIS :)) ??
STRIPE GRASS :)
MONTANA AMATHYST :))))))))))
SCABOSIA :)))
LOADS OF SEEDS BEEN SUCH A FULL DAY & I'V
NOT SAT DOWN TILL RIGHT NOW & I CAN HARDLY
SIT HERE ,SO WILL GO THROUGH THE SEEDS TOMORROW
& LIST THEM. I HAVE MOST OF THESE ALL PLANTED .
PLUS ABOUT 1/2 OF THE PLANTS FROM THE SWAP TODAY .

MORE ABOUT THE PLANT SWAP OVER ON THE MICHIGAN GARDEN I HAVE TO POST OUR PICTURES THERE
& WILL COME BACK & POST THE LINK . LATER

KATHY PIC # 2 IS THE ONLY PLANT THAT WAS NOT MARKED BUT I THOUGHT IT MIGHT BE ANOTHER DIANTHUS ?? BUT IT LOOKS LIKE ITS A BLUE FLOWER COMING OPEN i lOVE bLUE & i DON'T HAVE MANY OR DIDN'T HAVE TILL I OPENED YOUR BOX :))))) TY SO MUCH . WELL I REALLY HAVE TO CHECK OUT JUNES SWAP FORUM & THEN LAY BACK BUT WILL BE BACK IN THE MORNING .

PIC 3 IS FROM A COUPLE FROM SAND LAKE WHO COME TO ALL MY SWAPS YRLY & THEY MAKE THESE
THEIR GOING TO MAKE ME SOME paws TO GO WITH THE BONE FOR MY DOGGIE GARDEN :)))
PIC 4 IS A MATE TO MY OTHER PURPLE INCH WORM OUT BY MY POND :))))
GOOD NIGHT ALL

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

June 2, 2012
7:25 PM

Post #9149722

HERE IS WHERE I POSTED A FEW OF OUR PLANT SWAP PICTURES ALSO FOR ANY OF YOU WHO RECEIVED DAHLIA BULBS FROM MY FRIEND PAT SHE WAS AT THE SWAP & YOU WILL THEN BE ABLE TO PUT A FACE TO YOUR EMAILS :)))
WITH HER .

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1251855/
GOOD NIGHT ALL

warriorswisdomkathy

warriorswisdomkathy
Kiowa, CO
(Zone 5b)

June 2, 2012
11:07 PM

Post #9149870

deejay..that mystery plant is Linum perenne (flax), and yes it is blue, usually opens in the morning and closes by noon unless cloudy, then all day, and it does reseed if allowed, PIX 1. (Note, if you get a patch going, they drop their petals daily and make a beautiful carpet of blue)
Valariana officinalis, herb, I'm not sure if it will bloom yet. mine are almost ready, atleast those that haven't been chomped on. PIX 2
Hakone grass Aureous, will get a pix, if I remember tomorrow.
Centaurea montana Amathyst in Snow, PIX 3
Dianthus grationopolitanus Cheddar Pinks PIX 4
Dianthus x Loveliness, unk color but here's a PIX 5 of white, could be white pink, purple, SUPRISE, lol.


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warriorswisdomkathy
Kiowa, CO
(Zone 5b)

June 2, 2012
11:26 PM

Post #9149875

pix 1: in between the white, not a very good pix tho, is dianthus deltoides Zing (red flower)
pix 2: Veronica spicata Sightseeing Blue, 28", all season, deadhead
pix 3: Scabiosa, could be either blue or white at 28", reseeds if allowed, breakup a dried flower head, but keep deadheaded for the most part will bloom spring til frost
pix 4: hope this is the right pix, Saponaria ocymoides, sandwort
pix 5: hope this one is right also, hakone grass in the middleish

Sorry there wasn't any more room in that box...lol.

Yuch...pix 4 is not in focus, sorry, but is wrong one, will get one tomorrow ish, lol. pix is of gypsophila repens Baby's Breath and jjs.

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goldhillal

goldhillal
(Crystal) Waverly, AL

June 3, 2012
5:47 AM

Post #9150004

Velmansia, is that blue flowered shrub Ceanothus??!!
I have wanted one for so long! Where did you get it?
velmansia
Antioch, TN

June 3, 2012
1:26 PM

Post #9150445

Goldhillal, I just googled Ceanothus and it is a Lilac. The plant I have is Caryopteris-sunshine blue.
minnesippi
Oakdale, MN
(Zone 4a)

June 3, 2012
5:19 PM

Post #9150712

Chell, my sympathy to you and your family. I lost my g-ma 3 weeks ago too.
Didn't do much in the garden this weekend. Spent majority of it at the softball field. DS had tournaments.
Is upload a pic but it won't let me from my phone :/
There we go. Me and my first bass last weekend.

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deejay9

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

June 3, 2012
6:33 PM

Post #9150795

Nice Fish Bet It went right into the fry pan :)))
Thank you Kathy for all the great picture & Showing me what to look forward to I Have saved all the info for my might is always a blurr & Cannot remember as well as i once could. I Have them all planted , are all your plants out in the open sun ???? because that is mostly all I Have here .

Tomorrow I Hope to get all the plants on my trail down in the ground I've only about 100 to plant yet :) its been along day so off to the shower. gn all
velmansia
Antioch, TN

June 3, 2012
6:38 PM

Post #9150805

Kathy, what are the white flowers in pic #1 in the second set?
minnesippi
Oakdale, MN
(Zone 4a)

June 3, 2012
6:56 PM

Post #9150832

No Susie, it went back in the lake. :) caught about 20 sunnies that went back in too. 99% of the time we catch & release. Saw some nice lilypads I wanted to go wading for, but id have no where to put them. Well, aside from the swamp if it retains its water level. That would be cool.

warriorswisdomkathy

warriorswisdomkathy
Kiowa, CO
(Zone 5b)

June 3, 2012
7:48 PM

Post #9150946

Pix 1 (2nd), that verbascum phoenicium (mullen), comes in white, couple shades of pink and a couple shades of purple, can ya tell it reseeds? LOL. Would you like me to include some in your package this month. See pix, they bloom ealy spring, cut back for a secomd bloom.


And I got my box from velmansia, almost all potted up but weather moved in and we got rain, will finish tomorrow and pix...

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FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

June 3, 2012
8:35 PM

Post #9151026

I'm truly sorry for your loss, Chell. Thoughts of your Grandmother will live on in your heart and in your garden. It must be a peaceful feeling knowing she passed in her sleep.

We were gone all day yesterday and didn't find a thing I wanted at the annual Festival except a couple of bottles of Avon Haiku body powder that's been discontinued for several years, and after perusing the plants, I only bought two Ipomoea 'Sweet Georgia Heart Red' potatoe vines for two hanging baskets planted with purple and white annuals that needed spillers. Hubby scored a hand-held weed-whacker tool similar to a sickle, but smaller, and some tractor stuff.


chellflower
Tyler, TX
(Zone 8b)

June 4, 2012
10:30 AM

Post #9151676

Thanks for the condolences everyone. Minnisippi, sorry to hear the loss of your GM also...nice fish by the way.

here's a pic I took yesterday from my garden...its oriental lily BonBini and it smells wonderful! 2nd pic is orienpet lily Silk Road (the last flower we gave GM)...

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AmandaEsq

AmandaEsq
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 7b)

June 4, 2012
7:23 PM

Post #9152605

Helloooo- I am too tired to do this post justice but I want to give kudos to scarletbean/Jessica for her very first shipment of live plants to me which arrived all in beautiful condition today. I have to just say (and then be on my exhausted way) that a commercial package of candy mountain pink foxglove greeted me when I opened the box, and that was about all I needed to see to set my mood right. :)

So pretty - they are rootstock - not sure what their condition is but one of those where there was probably live tissue and then faded before someone like me could open it and love it and squeeze it and kiss it and hug it.

Thank you so much girlie - you did a great job and only hope you'll be half as happy with the box I end up sending to you. :)

A.

deejay9

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

June 4, 2012
7:43 PM

Post #9152624

Kathy Just wanted to say thank you again & Then say so sorry I was going to come post the names of the seeds you sent but then today
I Pulled weeds out back Jim came out with the tiller & The Spot Look so Perfect For them So I Came in & Grabbed them off the table
went out & Planted them all & didn't even take the time to mark them.
thank you for sharing so many the ink was off the two pks with The long seedheads were they a coneflower of sorts ?? It don;t matter they are planted :))) as are all the plants :)) well long day here so I'm off to bed . GN all

warriorswisdomkathy

warriorswisdomkathy
Kiowa, CO
(Zone 5b)

June 4, 2012
8:57 PM

Post #9152737

Hey susie, here's a list of the seed: Scabiosa ochulara, 18-24", yellow scabiosa, all season, will have to get a pix when they start here, should be soon. Rudbekia Herbtromme, think this is about 72". Helianthus Lemon Queen, light yellow daisy type, late summer, 5-7ft. Valariana officinalis, also included the plant, 36-48", white, late spring-e. summer, very fragrant, great in bouquets. Viola oderata, purple, 4-6". Penstemon Red Rocks, 18-24", pink, all season if deadheaded. Cosmos Picotte, 48", mix, get enough cosmos and the fragrance is divine and carries on the slightest breeze, this seed is long and there was plenty of chaff included, (oops, sorry, lol). Hesperis matronalis, seed light brownish?org ish, 48", spring, purple, again very fragrant. Aquilegia chrysantha, tall yellow columbine at 36", yellow, if it has fragrance is not Mc Kennas mix, or could be the newer one A. c. Denver's Gold, which is also fragrant, personally I don't know the diff between the two, tiny black seed. Daisey Becky, 48", large flowers to 4+", all season, great cut and fragrant too, thinkin there was some chaff in that one also, ( I'm bad!!!). Coreopsis grandiflora Sunray, gold, 18", all season, light fragrance, deadhead but let a few go for reseeding to make a mass of color, also lightly fragrant, seed roundish, dark. Asclepias incarnata Ice Ballet, A June (for me), bloomer, milkweed family, 36" white. Agastache Blue Fortune, 30-40", blue, herby smell to the leave, even the seed too, mid summer to fall.
pix 1 penst. red rocks
pix 2 penst rocky mountain blue, just opening this year

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AmandaEsq

AmandaEsq
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 7b)

June 5, 2012
12:04 AM

Post #9152801

Ooooh - Kathy what a lovely mix of native plant seeds. :)

deejay9

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

June 5, 2012
9:28 AM

Post #9153172

ty kathy for taken the time to list what i should have done when i posted the plants what an exaulsting (MS) week this is for me . sitting in with daddy today while jim & jan are up at their daughters Graduation today when they get home about 4pm I Hope to get back out into the gardens :)

i'm sorry i got behind on keeping track but i think you all have your boxes for the month of may so i'm going to close it so we can move on to JUNES ty all for being so kind to your partners . & helping me with these great swaps . see you over on the junes
forum OBERON/mARy I Hope your waTching us also .

PLEASE LET ME KOW IF I MISSED SOMETHING OR ANYONE .

AMANDAESQ---SCARLEBEAN---REC'D
SCARLEBEAN---AMANDAESQ--- REC'D
OBERON46--ALIKAT32---REC'D
CZIMMERMAN---HOLLYSMAMMA------REC'D
CVILLE_GARDENER----CRIT---REC'D
HOLLYSMAMMA--CRIT
ALIKAT32--WWKATHY
ALIKAT32--HOLLYSMAMMA---REC'D
ALIKAT32--OBERON46---REC;D
CRIT--HOLLYSMAMMA
CRIT--CVILLE_GARDENER
DEEJAY9--WWKATHY----REC'D
DEEJAY9---FOTV
hollysmamma
Cuyahoga Heights, OH
(Zone 5a)

June 5, 2012
10:28 AM

Post #9153225

Susie, Crit and I have both received and posted our boxes on here :)

deejay9

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

June 5, 2012
11:41 AM

Post #9153317

OK THANK YOU I Think everyone has rec'd
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

June 5, 2012
2:06 PM

Post #9153486

Susie, I received from you May 11th, the post is way up there.
Thanks for keeping track of everything for us.

AmandaEsq

AmandaEsq
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 7b)

June 5, 2012
4:04 PM

Post #9153650

Nope, I do declare you are WRONG!!!!

I have not shipped yet to Jessica/ScarletBean. Having car problems on top of everything else and she's as patient as Job. Heh.

Anywho - I will let you know on this thread when I do ship. Plants are ready.

I planted today what the lovely newbie sent to me and I was delighted with these in particular:

Phlox 'Blue Moon'
Alium and daffodil bulbs
Candy Mountain foxglove tubers (would love for these to start)
Bradbury's Monarda

A couple of other nice natives which you all would consider weeds. Thanks again Scarletbean!!! :)

xox

deejay9

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

June 5, 2012
5:37 PM

Post #9153757

OK AMANDA i WILL TAKE CARE OF IT JUST LET ME KNOW WHEN YOU SEND :)

warriorswisdomkathy

warriorswisdomkathy
Kiowa, CO
(Zone 5b)

June 5, 2012
9:17 PM

Post #9154097

And I recieved from Alicat, sorry no pix yet, am potting but the wind is creating havoc for me, hate eating peatmoss, yuck!!!
scarletbean
Newport, TN
(Zone 7a)

June 7, 2012
7:16 AM

Post #9155568

Hello all-
I am pleased as punch that my first plant box arrived in good arder! Thanks to AmandaEsq for giving me the nudge off the edge of the nest! Now I am going to take my corny fledgling analogy over to the june swap and do it again. Yay.
diamond9192002
(Anita) Fort Wayne, IN
(Zone 6a)

June 8, 2012
10:02 AM

Post #9156989

Hi all! I love the pictures! Keep them coming!!

Susie, someone named one of your mystery plants as loosestrife? Purple loosestrife is extrememly invasive here. So much so that it is one of the plants residents will get fined for having on their property. Where did you get it?

Ali I love the idea of posting pictures of ourselves. LoL I always get an image of your screen name. Susie is a disc jockey (Dee Jay) and Susan is a bunch of grapes (Fruitof theVine). LoL

I don't have any pictures of myself saved on my work pc and I forgot my cellphone today but I will post a pic. Great idea!



velmansia
Antioch, TN

June 8, 2012
10:55 AM

Post #9157036

Diamond, seems like you been gone for awhile-no postings from you. Did you see the picture of the plant I sent you June 2? Another consideration for your garden spot.
minnesippi
Oakdale, MN
(Zone 4a)

June 8, 2012
10:57 AM

Post #9157038

she may have "unwatched" the May thread - check the June?
diamond9192002
(Anita) Fort Wayne, IN
(Zone 6a)

June 8, 2012
12:11 PM

Post #9157104

Aww, no I'm sorry! I'm trying to play catch up with all the posts. I went to Dallas for a few days for my neice's graduation. Then this week I have been having some medical tests done. So I have been a little out of wack. I think today is the first time I have been on DG in a week.

Vel, what is the name of that plant? It's very pretty! I have seen it around before but I can't remember the name of it.
velmansia
Antioch, TN

June 8, 2012
4:47 PM

Post #9157495

Diamond- the plant is caryopteris. The sunshine blue is the one in the picture with chartreuse leaves and brilliant blue flowers

deejay9

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

June 8, 2012
4:59 PM

Post #9157509

FORGIVE MY ABSENTS So much happening right now I just cannot go into it all but just know all will be fine once again soon & I will be back :) sure miss you all .
susie HEHE DISC_JOCKEY to cool

DIAMOND they say are a girls BEST FRIEND :))))
Good NITE ALL
diamond9192002
(Anita) Fort Wayne, IN
(Zone 6a)

June 9, 2012
2:21 PM

Post #9158374

LoL @ DJ I need to acquire more best friends (diamonds). LoL I would either give them away or lose them.

Ali, here my pic so you all can think of me as one of those people who is always looking over my glasses. LoL

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FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

June 9, 2012
8:44 PM

Post #9158729

I just love you Diamond Girl... you know that's what I've always called you! How are those sweet grandbabies of yours doing?

I'm usually behind the lens instead of in front of it. This is a pic of me a few years ago Hubby captured after I caught a Drum on one of our vacations at the Outer Banks of NC. It kept wiggling and I kept telling him to hurry up and push the button...lol Sorry for any of you squeamish people when I tell ya we had a mighty fine catch of the day for dinner that night. We have something else in common besides gardening, Steph. I'll fish as long as they're biting. If they don't it makes for a long boring day, especially at the beach when I'd rather be wading, riding the 4 wheeler, or shelling.

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diamond9192002
(Anita) Fort Wayne, IN
(Zone 6a)

June 9, 2012
8:53 PM

Post #9158745

My grands are more fun than ever! That is one huge fish! How do you prepare a drum...pan fry, bake or grill?

deejay9

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

June 10, 2012
3:46 PM

Post #9159573

well this is me last Spring No Fall 2010 you all are DIAMONDS To ME :))))
ANITA I've LOST More HUSBANDS Then I HAVE Any Of my FRIENDS :))))

True Friends are Like Dimonds that LAst longer even after we have passed on we are never forgotten :)))

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FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

June 10, 2012
4:06 PM

Post #9159589

All of the above methods, Diamond Girl. I baked that one with lemons and herbs.

That is my all time favorite pic of you, Susie!

minnesippi
Oakdale, MN
(Zone 4a)

June 11, 2012
6:16 AM

Post #9160239

Names with faces :) AWESOME!

deejay9

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

June 11, 2012
9:26 AM

Post #9160622

OK WHO;S NEXT /????

AmandaEsq

AmandaEsq
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 7b)

June 12, 2012
1:41 PM

Post #9162470

Good news! I managed to bum a ride to the PO today and shipped my package priority mail to Scarletbean.

She knows it should arrive in a day or two. Hope they survive the long and winding road over the Great Smokey Mountains.
diamond9192002
(Anita) Fort Wayne, IN
(Zone 6a)

June 13, 2012
11:18 AM

Post #9163666

Yeah, who's next with pictures? Great idea posting pics of self.

Susie, I agree my friends are like gems picked special for each of us!
diamond9192002
(Anita) Fort Wayne, IN
(Zone 6a)

June 14, 2012
8:44 AM

Post #9164777

Where is everyone? I'm starting to get more blooms:

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diamond9192002
(Anita) Fort Wayne, IN
(Zone 6a)

June 14, 2012
8:55 AM

Post #9164789

A couple more:

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AmandaEsq

AmandaEsq
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 7b)

June 14, 2012
9:01 AM

Post #9164803

Eeek! Anita - I think that first orange ball/butterfly bush is on my want list. :D

I've got some blooming going on too. The rains had me a little beat down yesterday from night before, but with a high of only 81 here today I should get a lot done! Except for the skeeters - it's been a lovely day so far.

A.

First - R. 'Cherry Brandy' after the rain - grew from seed last year
Second - a native white flowered solidago - it's true! Can't remember the botanic name, but it's blooming now with these cute white flowers.
Third - 'White Swan' echinacea grown from seed last year just opening for the first time
Fourth - native Helenium - noxious weed or native wildflower?! :D
Fifth - Max's Memory Garden - only in the first year and I am so touched by the way it looks. A wonderful tribute.

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AmandaEsq

AmandaEsq
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 7b)

June 14, 2012
9:07 AM

Post #9164812

Like Anita - a couple more (A - love the 'Watchman' hollyhock. Had to pull mine out due to rust last year).

First - frilly double daisy that Froot gave me last year - I love it! Froot - what flavor is this?
Second - Vigna caracalla/corkscrew vine from seed with first tendril attaching to arbor. It's grown at least 4" higher in 2 days.
Third - Dusty Miller is perennial in my zone and has the most awesome yellow flowers. I had forgotten, but Max's memory garden is only yellow and white so they're perfect!
Fourth - I call these shots 'Current Conditions.' Cleome in foreground, Purple top Verbena behind, Cimifuga racemosa behind in Max's memory garden (bugbane/fairy wand).
Fifth - Malva sylvestris - think this is "Zebrina' from seed that didn't germinate last year but showed up this year instead. :)

I guess the next "blooms" should go on the June page. This one is getting a little hard to load.

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velmansia
Antioch, TN

June 14, 2012
9:31 AM

Post #9164843

Diamond- we are here waiting for you to post so we can salivate and get wide-eyed seeing "green"
I think...kinda sure that I am seeing #4 pic in the first row growing in my garden.. I am having a real image of it sitting out there...hint, hint, hint!
Is it an African daisy; are there 2 plants growing together or one with diff color blooms?

AmandaEsq, if you have never grown malva before becareful. Ordered it from Wayside a few yrs ago and it drops many seeds and plants very coming up all over. Got rid of the plants more than 4 yrs ago and I am still getting new plants -have 3 in bloom right now. I decided to plant them where the seeds, hopefully, will be choked out.

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AmandaEsq

AmandaEsq
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 7b)

June 14, 2012
9:38 AM

Post #9164853

Thanks for the warning on the Malva Vel. I saw them growing around the foundation of an old house and they looked so old fashioned I sort of fell in love. It's not in a place where more seedlings would hurt. But I'll be ready!!!

About the picture - are you talking about mine up there? Cleome hasseleriana is a spider flower. If you're hinting to me I'll be glad to send you seed. Talk about another vigorous self-seeder!!! :)

I do have a white variety and a pink variety. The pink one has a little bit of a darker rose color to it too.
velmansia
Antioch, TN

June 14, 2012
9:47 AM

Post #9164860

Sorry. I was replying to Diamond. I just assumed those were from WWKathy.

Diamond, the posting above is for you. What plant is in the pic#4 in the top row? Is the pink in the second row Wiegelia-the variegated leaves look like it.
diamond9192002
(Anita) Fort Wayne, IN
(Zone 6a)

June 14, 2012
10:20 AM

Post #9164888

Velmansia, Those are weigelia in the background. The variegated looking leaves might be the powdery mildew on the rudbeckia. Also, there's lantana blooms in there. I have never taken a cutting from those but I am good at making errors from trials. LoL

Amanda, I can try to take some cuttings from those honeycomb butterfly bushes too. Love your spider plants.

AmandaEsq

AmandaEsq
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 7b)

June 14, 2012
11:05 AM

Post #9164930

Sure Anita - that would be awesome - start them now might have roots by the end of summer! Reminds me I need to take cuttings from the mock orange next door!

Anita would you like some cleome seed?
diamond9192002
(Anita) Fort Wayne, IN
(Zone 6a)

June 14, 2012
12:04 PM

Post #9165003

Sure, I will try some of the white cleome seeds. How tall are your plants?

AmandaEsq

AmandaEsq
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 7b)

June 14, 2012
12:16 PM

Post #9165017

Right now at least 4'. And it's still early! ha. You could probably pinch them back if you wanted them to stay shorter. I tend to like the long look and stake some of them if necessary. I'll dig up the seeds and dmail you when I'm ready to send. :)
diamond9192002
(Anita) Fort Wayne, IN
(Zone 6a)

June 14, 2012
1:25 PM

Post #9165107

I was just curious. I think you have a longer growing season than I do, so here the cleome may only make to 4' tall.
velmansia
Antioch, TN

June 14, 2012
2:00 PM

Post #9165151

Diamond, look again at #4 in the first row with the yellow and orange daisy looking flowers. Are those African daisy and is it one plant with 2 diff color flowers?

deejay9

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

June 15, 2012
9:35 AM

Post #9166217

AFTERNOON ALL sorry had some running around to do the last two days while Margaret is here with daddy & Jim had a few side Jobs to do so its been crazy here No Gardens for me for over a week now they are pittyful love your BLOOMS
I have a Plant that Not sure what it is or where it came from Its Growing in a POT Where I Have a Clematis Growing I Got the Clematis From SPRINGHILL GARDENS But Not sure if its growing from the Potting soil on the clematis or from the Potting Mix I Used .

PIC 1 --???
pic 2 is my row of poppies ,& other tiny flowers:)
pic 3 other tiny flowers close up :)
pic 4 is another flower with no name yet new to me this year
pic 5 here is my MALVA & I Wish it would reseed this comes up every year same spot no bigger

well off to get caught up on the forums while I can
susie

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AmandaEsq

AmandaEsq
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 7b)

June 15, 2012
10:18 AM

Post #9166273

Susie that first one almost looks like my Cleome.

And the malva is cute - don't know what variety you have - I guess mine is Zebrina - if I have seeds I'll send them along. Someone just warned me that it would reseed itself silly. Is that a bad thing with such a lovely plant? Only mine is taller - prolly 5' at least right now. We had rust on the hollyhocks last season so I pulled them all out as well as the malva I had started from seed. This plant came up I guess from one of the seeds that did not germinate. Anywho - I took off all of the lower leaves so that there would be no splashback from the soil. So far so good. :D

Everything else looks lovely Susie.

warriorswisdomkathy

warriorswisdomkathy
Kiowa, CO
(Zone 5b)

June 15, 2012
10:36 PM

Post #9167164

last malva might be Mystic Merlin or, gosh trying to remember...shucks, I grew 3 of them, Zebrina, Mystic and trying to remember the 3rd. (wanna say M. Biocovo????).

deejay...any idea on the small flowers in pix 2? do they reseed?

pix1: any ideas what this might be? (weed?).
pix2: a perennial foxglove I grew from seed, it has never reseed for me, shucks!!

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AmandaEsq

AmandaEsq
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 7b)

June 16, 2012
5:25 AM

Post #9167288

Kathy if I didn't know any better I'd say the first picture was calicarpa/beauty berry. What the heck is that?!
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

June 16, 2012
9:46 AM

Post #9167529

I thought it was a beauty berry also. Never saw one in real life just in magazines.

deejay9

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

June 16, 2012
9:53 AM

Post #9167538

Kathy As for the smaller flowers in pic 2 I Posted close up of them in Pic 3 I Have no ID but i hope to get lots of seeds so I can throw them into many of my other Gardens :) I'm not sure when i planted those seeds there in that spot but very happy I did they are beauty full i had DAFFODILS all through there then when they died back these came up i know they is yellow calf poppie but not sure as to the others .
think this was from the huge seeds pack i got from someone in calf a wild flower mix .
i can't think of her DG usersname but she sent me a box & In the box was a Wild calf Mix. of dear my mind is so off this weekend.
maybe Fruty or someone can help me with the name. I would love to get more from her.

well i have a batch of applebutter made this morning cut up a watermellon, went shopping for our suplies all stocked up now .
Margarets in with daddy while i come check my mail & take a coffee break :) nice boxes flying let me see if i can get it up-dated :)
ya all have a safe & fun weekend .
susie

Pic 1 LOLLYPOP asiatic Lily
Pic 2 ???

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minnesippi
Oakdale, MN
(Zone 4a)

June 17, 2012
5:36 AM

Post #9168423

Kathy, its difficult to make outthe berry. Can you get a closer shot? Beautyberry as im sure you know is a bush, the berries are the most beautiful shade of purple. I know there are a few varieties. I have 2 i got in trade, this is my 2nd season with them. Only one got a few berris last year. But i fell in love with them at a hummingbird round up in MS that had them on ther property. They arent supposed to grow in MN I guess, but mine are both doing well. I have them in large post and keep them up against the house in winter. We had a mild one so maybe I will need to give them more protection in the upcoming winters.
czimmerman00
Elk Horn, KY

June 17, 2012
6:17 AM

Post #9168456

Susie, 2cn pic miight be golden marguerrite..

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
the Highland Rim of
United States
(Zone 7a)

June 17, 2012
6:20 AM

Post #9168464

I have not sent anything as I have been down with the shingles for weeks. Never had anything so painful in my life. My advice to anyone over 50 is GET THE VACCINE ASAP!!! You do not want this.

I will do something for Crit and WWKathy as soon as I'm physically able. :)



deejay9

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

June 17, 2012
7:07 AM

Post #9168540

carol We all Understand Missery at one point & I'm sure the Girls All Know you well enough to know You will Make it up when you can BESIDES We have till OCT & As I Said IN THE BEGINNING THINGS Can HAPPEN & We Might Not be able to fullfill our trade at that Time There is not a problem with sending at a later date as Long as we let our buddies KNOW .

GM & A HAPPY FATHERS DAY TO YOUR HUBBIES :)))) IF YOU HAVE ONE . I Have Dinner all Planned Jim & Margaret are in with daddy I Can relax a bit so here i'am:) Trying to get caught up.

So Now off to JUNE 's swap to see what's up :))))

warriorswisdomkathy

warriorswisdomkathy
Kiowa, CO
(Zone 5b)

June 17, 2012
5:05 PM

Post #9169224

suzie it's Anthemis tintoria, by the way does anyone have the light yellow one? and suz...it does reseed if allowed and blooms ealry til frost if deadheaded, about 18" or so.

Will try to get a better pix... I hope it's not one of those (w**ds), lol.

Carol...no big hurry here...it's been soo warm today and the rest of the week, yuck!!!! July, Aug. or e. Sept is ok with me. take care of yourself first!!!!!

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deejay9

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

June 17, 2012
5:40 PM

Post #9169268

Thank you Kathy for the name yes I Know it reseeds I have it everywhere they are pretty but can be annoying when they cover up or over other plants :) well my critters are telling me they are ready for their Pens so good night all will try to get back tomorrow stay cool .

deejay9

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

June 18, 2012
1:33 PM

Post #9170322

JULY PLANT SWAP OPEN FOR SIGN UP HOPE YOU WILL JOIN US

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diamond9192002
(Anita) Fort Wayne, IN
(Zone 6a)

June 19, 2012
5:07 AM

Post #9171218

Velmansia, those are rudbeckia. The colors were all so pretty that I mixed the seeds together then planted. That plant is what I ended up with.
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

August 16, 2012
4:00 PM

Post #9243952

Happiest Birthday Wishes coming your way, Diamond Girl!
May all your blooms come true :)


deejay9

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

August 16, 2012
7:34 PM

Post #9244151

anitas birthday is September 19
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

August 17, 2012
5:39 PM

Post #9245064

Oh thanks, Susie. That's what I get for just glancing at the daily birthday list.
I was early...for once...lol


deejay9

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

August 17, 2012
7:26 PM

Post #9245175

thats ok susan I about made the same mistake :)))) to many DIAMONDS In the rough :) but ours is pretty special but don't tell her I told you :)))))

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