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Although it's not necessary for participation, some folks find it helpful to list the seeds they have available for the swap as well as what they're looking for.
Please post only once on this thread, and then edit your post as needed. It's harder to find the HAVE/WANT lists if there are lots of other posts on this thread, so please post seed requests, questions, and other discussion on the seed swap DISCUSSION thread, here: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1294098/
Joyanna will have the following... please arrange your trades with her in person. :-)
Lychnis alpina, "Alpine Catchfly" (2012) collected from plants in her fairy garden. Polite self-sower that pops up here and there around the garden. Distinctive basal rosettes, dancing stems of bright pink blooms 2nd year after sowing.
Zinnia, Lil' Darlin' and Sweet Alyssum, 'Aphrodite Mix', both from Hazzard Seeds packed for 2013
75 cents each, black "Industrial" Sharpie markers, fine (regular) tip (way more permanent outside than regular Sharpies)
$1.50 each, silver metallic or gold metallic Sharpie markers (great for black or green nursery pots)
Polymer Moisture Crystals
With postage, the price is $5 per pound for medium size crystals, Small quantities of powdered and small size are also available (ordered 2 pounds each), and large size too (ordered 10 pounds).. the other sizes will be priced a little higher.
Donnerville, 5 pounds medium
Roses, 10 pounds medium
Holly, 2 pounds medium
just so I can keep track
Donnerville & Gita: caladiums for spring, Red Robin, Aaron, Buck Rodgers
Night-Blooming Jasmine: Donner, Button (note, due to stressed plant, I'll get fresh seeds instead)
Bachelor Buttons (Blue) [Donnerville]
Bryophyllum tubiflorum (Mother of 1000's plantlets) (2013)
Bryophyllum crenatum (Mother of 100's plantlets) (2013)
Bryophyllum daigremontenaigrum (Mother of 1000's plantlets) (2013)
Bryophyllum (Hybrid) (Mother of 1000's plantlets) (2013)
Please note: Not all seeds are fresh but they seem firm and plump
and I assume that there will be 50-80% germination on them, depending on the date, so please take what you want. I don't mind
growing older seeds myself/
sweetpeas (any color except hot pink, which I already have)
Morning Glories (any & all colors)
Rhipsalis or Epiphyllum cuttings (NOID ok, too!)
1 Gold & 1 silver marker & 1 black marker
Berlandia lyrata (Chocolate Daisy)
whatever from each you can spare sweetheart.
From Holly: Couple of black pussy willow branches
From Donner: Dahlia tubers
Hyacith Bean (a couple packets)
S. African Foxglove
Cardinal Climber Vine
Datura Black Current Swirl
Datura Triple Yellow
Morning Glory Blue Picotee
Stinking Iris (?)
From Sally G:
Red Castor Bean
Don't need those moisture crystals, I found two containers in the ghse
Instead, please save me 1 each gold & silver marker & thanks!
Hungarian Blue Poppy
From Dave: (Greenthumb)
Great Blue Lobelia - Lobelia siphilitica *
Tall Bellflower - Campanula americana *
Lavender Moonvine - Ipomoea muricata *
Dragonhead - Dracocephalum moldavica *
Pale Purple Coneflower - Echinacea pallida *
Hollyhock Country Romance - Alcea rosa *
Whorled Milkweed - Asclepias verticillata *
Purple Giant HyssoOxknee – Nui Xi - Achyranthes bidentata *
Dyer’s Woad - Isatis tinctoria *
Thanks so much!
Please dmail me on any further requests from this list. Getting too
difficult for me to find then on all the lists.
SS Gardener, somebody from eBay sent me a very small sample packet of Flat Leaf Parseley. It's yours if you want it.
To UMD_Terp: Sunflowers, Bryophyllums
To Donner: Bachelor's Buttons
To: SS Gardener: Flat Leafed Parseley
To: Haighr: Passiflora lutea
lettuce, any variety but iceberg style
any low growing flowering annual for a wet clay area with light shade; any color
any low growing flowering annual for a dry, hot clay area with midday sun; any color
nasturtium from sallyg
red castor bean from Holly
1 black and 1 silver marker from critter
flat leaf parsley from Buttoneer
cilantro and spinach from Gita
HAVE: several varieties of petunia, various colors
several varieties of alyssum, various colors
--Sun Gold –(Hybrid)
--A "Sun Gold" "Sport" that grew out in 2011
(apricot-sized, red, very tasty tomato).
--Tomatillo (need more than one to get fruit).
--Flowers, Vines, etc-- (Alphabetical by common names)
--S. African Foxglove
**--Bleeding Heart—pink (from “coleup”)
--Spanish Bluebells ("Wood Hyacinth)
--Cardinal Climber vine
**--Cardinal Flower (Lobelia Cardinalis)
**--Columbine--“Dorothy Rose”—pink on tall stems
**--Columbine—Maroon with pink throat
**--Columbine—pink-don’t know the shade (my neighbor’s seed)
--Dwarf, Red Coreopsis (grows 14".or so. Good “filler in”)
--Datura--"Black Currant Swirl" (blooms--triple purple & white)
Marlene4 --Brave enough to try to grow the Clematis--"Lady Betty Balfour" .
I took it off my "haves" list--as the seeds I had collected were not the mature ones.
Had a couple that were. You the Guinea Pig, Marlene!
Jill---A "pinch" of Arugula "Rocket"; Just for fun--Black Sweet Pepper seeds.
SSgardener Spinach seeds and Cilantro seeds.
speedie-- 4-O'clocks "Broken Colors" and "Limelight"... Will be mailing these to her.
Marlene4 "Maya" Brug baby; Angelonia seeds; Cardinal Flower; Both Daturas.
--Hanks of green wire from cut up christmas light strands
--Celosia Cristata- Coral Garden: Cockscomb, multicolored, half a Pinetree packet
--Sweet William Wee Willie: dwarf, multi color, half a Pinetree pack
--Pumpkin Pepper: An ornamental eggplant of all things, which makes a tiny fruit shaped and colored like a pumpkin that will dry hard. One packet of five seeds.
--Ornamental pepper from my driveway bed: I think some noticed that in September. Pepper with dark purple small leaves with some splashes or white and lavendar, and red to black tiny pointed fruits. Originally stolen form Jill, circa 2009
--Herb, Mexican Tarragon: Marigold used as tarragon substitute, never tasted it, sharing a Pinetree pack.
--Komatsuna Japanese spinach- Have lots of this seed collected last summer, great substitute for chard or spinach, mild leafy green, very cold hardy
--Chervil- French herb, sow early in cool garde
--Parsley Prezzemolo Gigante- Italian flat leaf, large leaf, 2012, plenty to share, warning you voles LOVE parsley roots, suggest potted growing.
--Pole bean Purple Trionfo Violetto.- 2011, 24 seeds
--Red castor bean from Holly
--Babies of the Kalanchoe/ Bryophyllum, in this article-- http://davesgarden.com/guides/articles/view/4056/
Chunks of coir block, I will have the kid saw into some small cubes to share from the huge block Chantell gave me.
--Radicchio Rosa di Chioggia- Most of last year's packet,
---Melon Minnesota Midget, Pinetree 2009
---Gourds- I have several kinds of ornamental gourd seeds- luffa, birdhouse both narrow neck and with rounded top, goose egg, spinning top which is tiny and cute on small vines..
---Tomato: NOID Aunt Jewels German beefy red
--Pumpkin Baby Boo
--Mustard (leaf vegetable) Red giant, plenty. Very cold hardy a good winter growing green for my area and points south, maybe north too with protection.
---Edible Edamame soy bean Envy
--Amaranth Hot Biscuit- Tall and orangey amaranth, bronze leaves.- plenty but from 2008
--Swamp Milkweed White 2011
--Balsam Blackberry Trifle ( Touch me not)
--Butter daisy- Melampodium- One of Chris' favorites and she gave them to me. Annual, bushy plants , 12 to maybe 18 inches by summer's end, will bloom yellow small daisies all summer into fall, very cheerful easy grow plant, sun to some shade. Seeds are large for a fairly small plant, good choice for kids to grow. self sows
--Nematocidal marigold Tagetes patula- Not real attractive but highest in compounds said to kill nematodes.
--Jewels of Opar. Annual. Rosette of fleshy light green leaves makes wiry sprays of tiny hot pink flowers 8 to 15 inches. Flowers leaves tiny perfect round seed pods that start orange and gradually change to brown then black and can be used for dried flowers related to Portulaca.
--Datura - Double yellow,, and the double purple with white. Wonderful fragrant, large plant with huge, double and triple, ruffled trumpet blooms. You'll need to plant immediately after swap as they take weeks to emerge. Plenty. Yellow from 2010, purple from 2011
WANTS- Dry shade
TO Buttoneer, Strelitzia ; Melampodium; Red Castor beans
To Jill- packets from Pinetree order
To Gita- Butter daisy, seed or plants in spring; hot biscuit amaranth
To donnerville- bachelors buttons
to ssgardener- swamp milkweed, --Nasturtium Peach Melba, 2012, half a Pinetree Gardens pack
a gentle reminder... let's please keep this thread for have & want lists as much as possible, 1 post per person (edit as needed). Requests and comments should go to the "discussion" thread for this swap, please. It's just lots easier if we can scroll down and easily see everybody's lists, especially for any newbies.
I know it's just been a post here and a post there, not trying to be dictatorial, but I also know how this thread can just turn into another discussion & request thread, and that gets confusing!
I doubt I'll bring any seeds or want any -- we are just too darned busy to do much planting, and I have plenty of seeds to feel guilty about not planting as it is! But I am looking forward to seeing each and everyone one of you, so that's my wish list!
Please accept my apology for my late response.
You gave me Dr. Seuss! Oh Happy Day! She didn't bloom until October, but it was worth the wait.
In November I cut pieces of her and brought her inside. Then I couldn't figure out how to properly overwinter her. So, I placed in in a window and tah dah! She lives! She grows and drops leaves periodically but she is alive.
I think I may have goofed on the cuttings though. They were doing just fine, then in a moment of "inspiration" I started to fertilize them. Looks like that was a big mistake! They dropped their leaves and now don't look as firm.
I was so thrilled with this plant Gita! You have made a "brug maniac" out of me:)