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Texas Gardening: 2013 N Central TX RU April 21st in Arlington #2 TRADE

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Sheila_FW

Sheila_FW
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 20, 2013
1:46 PM

Post #9456146

***SECOND***TRADE THREAD for our Spring RU to be held at Randol Mill Park in Arlington http://www.arlingtontx.gov/parks/simple/park_pavilions_randolmill.html on April 21st at 1pm. Cost to members is $5.00 to cover the rental of the pavillion. Guests are free. Just be sure to bring food item and door prize for them also.

Please use this post for PRE-TRADING. Use this thread to ask for items others have for trade. If you are new...don't dispare, we will take potting soil too. At the end of the swap we will give away what we don't want to take home!!
FIRST Trade thread link: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1300671/
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***LINKS*** To add and delete from your list, click your link, then click "in reply to" and edit as normal.

Sheila_FW http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/p.php?pid=9435743
dfwdennis http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/p.php?pid=9435762
msgrubbyfungus http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/p.php?pid=9435849
patrob http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/p.php?pid=9435870
stephanietx http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/p.php?pid=9435900
steadycam http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/p.php?pid=9435954
frostweed http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/p.php?pid=9435978
rouxcrew http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/p.php?pid=9436235
newtonsthirdlaw http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/p.php?pid=9436376
bananna18 http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/p.php?pid=9436969
GFWaco http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/p.php?pid=9437021
carrielamont http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/p.php?pid=9437448
gypsi http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/p.php?pid=9442454
& http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/p.php?pid=9485586
Pbtxlady http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/p.php?pid=9438967
Smockette http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/p.php?pid=9437936
covenantgarden http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/p.php?pid=9447043
Sylviatexas... http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/p.php?pid=9467774
debnes_dfw_tx ... http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/p.php?pid=9488346


If links are wrong let me know.
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A thread for sign-up and food : http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1305391/#post_9469961



This message was edited Apr 21, 2013 6:40 AM

stephanietx

stephanietx
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 20, 2013
2:14 PM

Post #9456175

This is a good sign! Thanks for the new thread, Sheila.

dfwdennis

dfwdennis
Grapevine, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 20, 2013
6:42 PM

Post #9456426

Cheryl, can I have an Englmann's daisy if you have any left?

I have a lot of stuff left, so please ask me if you would like anything. Especially the new folks... don't be shy!
newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

March 20, 2013
7:57 PM

Post #9456490

Yes, I have one for you Dennis.
C
Gypsi
Fort Worth, TX

March 20, 2013
9:00 PM

Post #9456529

Seems goat manure is cold. Nice to know, I have plenty for me, but only one goat, probably not enough to do many people a lot of good. since my goat mainly poops on her straw, it's fairly free of weed seeds and ready to compost for sure.

Thank you PBTXLady for the blue salvia. On one hand I would like to try a columbine, on the other hand I have a history of black thumb with them. But this year's flower bed is much better kept than the last couple of years. If you can spare one. I can put it in the perennial part of a proper bed.

Gypsi

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 21, 2013
5:45 AM

Post #9456690

It looks like this thread is doing well already.

stephanietx

stephanietx
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 21, 2013
7:21 AM

Post #9456813

I have several Passalong Pink crinums that have never bloomed for me. I'm ready to pass them along. Anyone interested? If not, they'll stay I guess. It's this one: http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/140012/
newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

March 21, 2013
7:47 AM

Post #9456854

Mine blooms but honestly its ugly. I have it near the pond and I cant figure out why it makes lots of small flowers that dont last long. I am ready to throw mine away! The reason I haven't already is its grown big and under some rocks so removing it will be problematic. I got mine from Calloways a few years back.
C

Loonie1

Loonie1
Rowlett, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 21, 2013
10:01 AM

Post #9457002

Patti, I think what you have is Salvia Garanitica Argentine Skies. Kim gave me a start at a RU several years ago and it soon took over the area I planted it in (which in this particular case, is a good thing). I love the light blue color.

Carla

Sheila_FW

Sheila_FW
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 21, 2013
4:20 PM

Post #9457404

Finally got my list together and posted!

patrob

patrob
Goldthwaite, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 21, 2013
4:32 PM

Post #9457417

Sheila, I'd love to trade for your Red Yucca, Pitcher Sage, and Japanese Keria!

stephanietx

stephanietx
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 21, 2013
6:10 PM

Post #9457523

Sheila, if no one claims them, I'll take some of the tall Mex Petunias, but don't put my name on them until the end. Do the white spread as ferociously as the purple? My pinks have stayed very calm.

stephanietx

stephanietx
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 21, 2013
6:25 PM

Post #9457538

Dennis, do you still have any golden groundsel left? Can I have some if you do? Thanks!
covenantgarden
(Carol) Euless, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 21, 2013
6:34 PM

Post #9457545

I FINALLY made it back after a busy, busy week! Thank you all so much for the warm welcome! I just updated my list and added a few goodies. There are pics below of the no ID plants I'm offering (they were all pass alongs).

Now, I will try to answer everyone's kind replies. If I miss anyone, please sing out.

Frostweed - I would love a purple iris. I do have a few, but they may be different. May I also have a Brazos penstemon, a prairie phlox, and a golden groundsel?

Patrob - I will bring you a yellow iris and Stuttgart canna. May I have a Texas mountain laurel & twist leaf yucca?

Steadycam - May I have a redbud tree, magenta Louisiana iris, giant turk's cap, duranta & firespike?

Dfwdennis - May I have an elderberry, salvia coccinea, sedum & heartleaf skullcap?

Stephanietx - May I have a west Texas mist flower, mealy cup sage, obedient plant & monarda?

Gypsi - A lavender and a peach iris would be great. Thanks.

Sheilafw - I will have a Stuttgart canna for you. May I have a Mary Francis iris?

Pbtxlady - Yes, I would love a japanese iris. If you have enough, may I also have a black magic pup and a toad lily? If you are out, I understand.

Thank you all very much! Please ask for anything on my updated list.

dfwdennis

dfwdennis
Grapevine, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 21, 2013
6:35 PM

Post #9457546

Stephanie, I will pot some up for you. I also found a red columbine today, if you still want it.

Covenantgarden, I've got you down for your requests.

Unfortunately I didn't have any luck with the fairy duster. What looked like an offset didn't have any roots. I stuck it in a pot, anyway, but it doesn't look promising.


This message was edited Mar 21, 2013 7:36 PM

patrob

patrob
Goldthwaite, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 21, 2013
7:11 PM

Post #9457586

Carol, I have you down for Texas mountain laurel and twist leaf yucca. Thank you for the iris and canna.
Could I also have a start of your chocolate mint?
Gypsi
Fort Worth, TX

March 21, 2013
7:32 PM

Post #9457614

Covenant garden - I would love one of your pink crinum lilies in exchange for a peach iris and a lavender iris (scented on both, grape cotton candy - the lavender is bluish but the only lavender I can solidly ID where it is.)

stephanietx

stephanietx
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 21, 2013
7:58 PM

Post #9457638

Covenant-Gotcha down!

Dennis, thank you for the groundsel and I'll take the columbine as well. No biggie on the fairy plant.
covenantgarden
(Carol) Euless, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 21, 2013
8:20 PM

Post #9457668

Thanks dfwdennis & stephanietx!

Thanks patrob - I'll have a chocolate mint for you.

Thanks Gypsi - I'll have a crinum lily for you. To clarify, the ones I have are white with pink stripes. They smell wonderfully lemony!

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 21, 2013
8:56 PM

Post #9457700

Covenant, I put you down for the plants you asked.
steadycam3
Houston Heights, TX
(Zone 9a)

March 21, 2013
8:58 PM

Post #9457702

Sheila, I would like some more Black and Blue Salvia, a tall white Mexican Petunia, an Ironweed and a pitcher sage and Japanese Kerria is you have another.

covenant, I have you down for your wishes!

This message was edited Mar 21, 2013 11:04 PM
bananna18
Colleyville, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 21, 2013
9:26 PM

Post #9457713

golden groundsel looks nice. Do you have any more Dennis?

dfwdennis

dfwdennis
Grapevine, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 22, 2013
5:53 AM

Post #9457885

Anna, I will see if I can dig up another golden groundsel for you. Fortunately, it only takes one to get a nice patch going. :)

Sheila_FW

Sheila_FW
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 22, 2013
5:54 AM

Post #9457887

Got these people covered on the request:

Patrob…Red Yucca, Pitcher Sage, and Japanese Keria
Stephanie…Mex Petunia? The white isn’t as aggressive as the Purple and Pink. Their leaves are wider so they can be identified later.
Covenantgarden…. Mary Francis Iris
Steadycam… Black and Blue Salvia, a tall white Mexican Petunia, an Ironweed and a pitcher sage and Japanese Kerria

Here is my pic of what the mother plant looks like on the "crown of thorns". I clipped it back before I brought it in last year and almost all of the cuttings survived! I have enough for everyone..just ask.

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 22, 2013
6:27 AM

Post #9457937

Very Lovely Sheila.
Is your Pitcher sage Salvia azurea? If so, may I have one or two?
Thank you.

patrob

patrob
Goldthwaite, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 22, 2013
8:13 AM

Post #9458053

Thank you, Sheila.

austinram
Midlothian, TX

March 22, 2013
11:06 AM

Post #9458196

Sheila, has anybody claimed the fern on your trade list?

:) --Austin

Sheila_FW

Sheila_FW
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 22, 2013
12:07 PM

Post #9458225

Sorry Jo, it has already been claimed. If I get more, it will be yours.
Austin...the fern is yours.
pbtxlady
Garland, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 22, 2013
12:09 PM

Post #9458228

Gypsi, putting you down for a columbine. I think you'll find that these are very easy to grow.

Covenantgarden, got you for the Japanese iris, Black Magic, and toad lilies.

Dennis, if you have a lot left, does that include the sedum? I can trade you a couple (but I will have to look and see what the names are). Please look at my list and see if there's anything I can bring you.

Stephanie, I would love one of your pink crinums, if you have any left. Like Dennis, you're bringing me a lot--what can I bring you?

Sheila, may I have a couple of your West Texas mists? And a Blue Crown passi. I will also let you twist my arm for a crown of thorns. :) What can I bring for you? Water lily, maybe? EEs?

Adding a couple of things to my list: mid-size pink ruellia Chi-chi, flame acanthus, maybe a daylily or two.


This message was edited Mar 22, 2013 1:11 PM
pbtxlady
Garland, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 22, 2013
12:21 PM

Post #9458235

Carla, you may be right about that Argentine Skies. I have wondered about that myself, but Kim didn't ID it. And, I have another from someone that WAS labeled Argentine Skies, which is more of an electric blue, so I have never known which is right. If they both are, that would be a pretty big color variation. Anyway, the one I have to share looks like this: http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/125899/

stephanietx

stephanietx
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 22, 2013
12:35 PM

Post #9458243

Gotcha for a crinum, Pattie!

dfwdennis

dfwdennis
Grapevine, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 22, 2013
1:34 PM

Post #9458286

Pbtxlady, I will put you down for sedum. Do you have any of your dwarf "snowcap" daisies left?

This message was edited Mar 22, 2013 2:40 PM
steadycam3
Houston Heights, TX
(Zone 9a)

March 22, 2013
1:36 PM

Post #9458289

Sheila, I have asked for too much already but Ive been wanting a crown of thorns for a while. Put me last but if any are left over, I'd like to have one or two. And THANKS for all the things you've given me already.

Loonie1

Loonie1
Rowlett, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 22, 2013
2:43 PM

Post #9458344

Yes, Patti, that is the same Salvia Garanitica that I have (that Kim gave me). I planted one small plant next to my Black & Blue and it has now taken over completely. Not sure how or why that happened, but I don't mind. I love the light blue color.

Carla
austinram
Midlothian, TX

March 22, 2013
6:46 PM

Post #9458540

Thanks Sheila! Have a good one!

--Austin
bananna18
Colleyville, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 22, 2013
7:10 PM

Post #9458573

Thank you Dennis!

Sheila_FW

Sheila_FW
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 23, 2013
4:48 AM

Post #9458819

Pattie...I have you down for crown of thorns, West Texas mist, and Blue Crown passi.

Marty... Never too much. Adding the crown of thorns to your list.

I will see what is left later as far as wants, thanks.
newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

March 23, 2013
7:50 AM

Post #9458982

Who said they were starting a new garden this year and I mean had moved to a new place?
Cheryl

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 23, 2013
8:00 AM

Post #9458990

I think it was Michael, Perkoschilifarm. he moved to Ben Wheeler.

Sheila_FW

Sheila_FW
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 23, 2013
8:00 AM

Post #9458991

Cheryl...
GFWaco (Angel) has just moved to Waco area I believe.
newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

March 23, 2013
8:11 AM

Post #9458997

I thought someone coming to the RU was new to the area? I was thinking of trying to gather up some extra plants for her (?).
Cheryl
pbtxlady
Garland, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 23, 2013
12:07 PM

Post #9459207

Dennis, got you for the Snowcaps.
steadycam3
Houston Heights, TX
(Zone 9a)

March 23, 2013
6:34 PM

Post #9459559

Cheryl, it is GF Waco. who is new here and has very few plants and a new yard to fill.
newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

March 23, 2013
6:49 PM

Post #9459573

Ok thanks.
Gypsi
Fort Worth, TX

March 23, 2013
9:47 PM

Post #9459710

I will be bringing extra stuff that isn't swapped if it is already on my "go" list. A couple of potted lantana, I just stuffed them back in the greenhouse as they are all leafed out, a fair number of mystery iris - I'll lift just before roundup so some might be in bloom and color identifiable. whatever else I see that I have too much of, but those are the main things
austinram
Midlothian, TX

March 25, 2013
11:10 AM

Post #9461422

Hey Patrob,

can I have some of your Pencil Cactus, Agave, and Yucca, If not already claimed?

Thanks, Austin
steadycam3
Houston Heights, TX
(Zone 9a)

March 25, 2013
11:26 AM

Post #9461442

austin, would you like another pencil cactus? I have an extra that is about 2 ft tall.
austinram
Midlothian, TX

March 25, 2013
12:00 PM

Post #9461473

Sure that would be awesome!

Thanks!

Austin

patrob

patrob
Goldthwaite, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 25, 2013
3:27 PM

Post #9461710

I've got you down, Austin, for pencil cactus, agaves, and yucca.
austinram
Midlothian, TX

March 25, 2013
3:30 PM

Post #9461712

Thanks!

--Austin
sybram
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 25, 2013
5:59 PM

Post #9461866

Dennis, could I have some sedum?

Sheila, I'd love some crown of thorns.
steadycam3
Houston Heights, TX
(Zone 9a)

March 25, 2013
6:14 PM

Post #9461885

Sybram, you are coming!!!! Great! See you there.

dfwdennis

dfwdennis
Grapevine, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 25, 2013
6:42 PM

Post #9461922

Some sedum is yours!

I will also have a limited quantity of three other varieties, if they survive tonight. One is a bright yellow in the spring. The other two are green varieties.

Sheila_FW

Sheila_FW
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 25, 2013
9:34 PM

Post #9462074

Sybil...you can get crown of thorns from me no problem.
steadycam3
Houston Heights, TX
(Zone 9a)

March 25, 2013
10:43 PM

Post #9462107

covenantgarden, could I please have 1 or2 of the French Hollyhocks and 1 or 2 of the peach ones as well? I would also like an orange daylily.

This message was edited Mar 26, 2013 12:45 AM

GFWaco

GFWaco
Bellmead, TX
(Zone 8b)

March 26, 2013
8:24 AM

Post #9462444

Cheryl, it was me. I am sorry guys I have been off list for a bit, I am sick in bed trying to get well so I can go back to work. Coughing is giving me a headache. I had pneumonia in January and now this chest cold. ugh, good thing I like my couch, we are getting to be real acquainted.

I will post more in a few days after this is over. Thanks everyone!

Angel
austinram
Midlothian, TX

March 26, 2013
11:05 AM

Post #9462666

I don't remember if I ask this already or if I just thought about it and forgot...

Does anybody have and succulents or cacti cuttings? I have looked at most of your trade threads but can't tell if some things are succulents or not... I'm not to savvy with the plant files... :/

Thank you lots!

--Austin
sybram
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 26, 2013
1:15 PM

Post #9462806

I would love them, Dennis.

Thanks, Sheila.

Sheila_FW

Sheila_FW
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 26, 2013
4:14 PM

Post #9463094

Austin, I am putting you down for the crown of thorns. It is a cactus of sorts, it can take all of the heat and dry condiditons but not the freezes. It would need to be brought in when temps started to drop. I have had the moma plan for about 7 years I believe. Love it...potted on my deck in full sun all summer.
covenantgarden
(Carol) Euless, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 26, 2013
6:04 PM

Post #9463215

steadycam, I have you down for an orange daylily, 2 French hollyhocks, and 2 hollyhock seedlings.
steadycam3
Houston Heights, TX
(Zone 9a)

March 26, 2013
7:50 PM

Post #9463334

Thanks, CG.
austinram
Midlothian, TX

March 26, 2013
7:57 PM

Post #9463343

Thanks Sheila! That sounds great!

GFWaco

GFWaco
Bellmead, TX
(Zone 8b)

March 27, 2013
12:26 PM

Post #9463967

Life is getting better over here I actually got off the couch today LOL. I planted some green pepper seeds don't know if they will take but if they do I should have about 6 or 7 starters by the RU. I will keep everyone informed and add to my list if they take.

I will also still have about 4 bags that I can trade with someone. I will bring one for a door prize and one to steadycam so that is 6 bags total. Anyone who wants the other 4 bags let me know - take a look at my list for trades.

I took apart an old couch and am using the base for one of my raised gardens. I don't have any money for wood to make any more so anyone with anything I can use would be great. I don't have much to trade but if you have something we can talk :)

Thanks,

Angel
bananna18
Colleyville, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 27, 2013
9:08 PM

Post #9464547

Angel: what do you want for your raised bed? Vegetables or herbs?
Austin: I have some small starts of sedum ,aloe and ghost plant if you want. What zone are you. One sedum is hardy to 8b.

GFWaco

GFWaco
Bellmead, TX
(Zone 8b)

March 28, 2013
7:53 AM

Post #9464837

Bananna18 - in my garden I have plotted some herbs and some veggies. I am concerned that I don't have enough material for the bed itself. I have one frame that is made of the couch base which measures only 4 inches high. I probably need something to make it a bit higher.

I have tomatoes, chives, lettuce, spinach, carrots, onions, green peppers (hopefully) and will have Kale and whatever I get at RU in April. I have a potato bin so that is not an issue.

Just concerned about the depth of the frame I have now. We will be putting it in next Sunday to see if I have enough height. I might have to just use that one for herbs and low growing plants and get something else for the veggies.

I was just thinking (ok looking on Pinterest) and have seen corrugated metal, filing cabinets, wood drawers...and a ton of other inventive things used for raised beds. I thought if anyone has any of this stuff they want to do away with I would be more than happy to recycle it into a raised bed. I have such a small yard and can't "dig" a garden, that containers and raised beds are my only answer.

Angel

Angel
steadycam3
Houston Heights, TX
(Zone 9a)

March 28, 2013
11:02 AM

Post #9465022

Angel what are the measurements on the couch frame?
bananna18
Colleyville, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 28, 2013
9:29 PM

Post #9465507

I will be cleaning up the garage soon so would love to pass on what ever might work. What would be the maximum height? I think I have a cupboard cabinet.

Sheila_FW

Sheila_FW
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 29, 2013
6:25 AM

Post #9465668

Spring is a great time to look for discarded fencing. When the winds blow down fences, I used to get them to use for numerous arts and crafts items I did back then. If you see a fencing company replacing a fence ask for the boards that aren't rotten or split. That is less they have to haul off.

GFWaco

GFWaco
Bellmead, TX
(Zone 8b)

March 29, 2013
10:03 AM

Post #9465880

SteadyCam: The couch frame is 7 ft long, 3.5 feet wide but only 6 inches in height.

Bananna18: I am not sure, I never gave it much thought. I would think that just about anything would work as long as it is not 6 feet tall and weighs 180 lbs LOL. Maybe a picture before the RU might be prudent. I am bringing my little truck but I have plants as well. Dmail me if you have pictures then I can see if I can make it work. Does that sound good?

Sheila: I have thought of that, I am going to talk to the owner of our park and see if he has any connections (he knows everyone) I will keep you informed of my findings.

Thanks everyone for your help. I am so excited about my new yard.

Angel
steadycam3
Houston Heights, TX
(Zone 9a)

March 29, 2013
6:58 PM

Post #9466317

There is a new house being built a block over from me and the waste dumpstr is still there. I'll see what is in there that you might could use.

GFWaco

GFWaco
Bellmead, TX
(Zone 8b)

March 30, 2013
8:24 AM

Post #9466669

[quote="steadycam3"]There is a new house being built a block over from me and the waste dumpstr is still there. I'll see what is in there that you might could use.[/quote]

That's awesome! Thanks!

Angel

stephanietx

stephanietx
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 31, 2013
8:12 AM

Post #9467528

Sheila, is the Sheffield Daisy still available? If so, may I have it?

Pattie, do you still have columbine seedlings and leaves? If so, may I have a couple of the columbine and the leaves?

Smockette, what size buckets do you have? I'm interested!

Marty, do you still have the redbud seedling? If so, may I have it?

Thanks!

dfwdennis

dfwdennis
Grapevine, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 31, 2013
9:30 AM

Post #9467597

I just dug up some strawberry begonia, if anyone is interested.

patrob

patrob
Goldthwaite, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 31, 2013
9:49 AM

Post #9467613

Dennis, I'd like to try some strawberry begonia.

GFWaco

GFWaco
Bellmead, TX
(Zone 8b)

March 31, 2013
11:20 AM

Post #9467680

Dennis, I would love to have some strawberry begonia! perfect for my porch containers.

Angel
sylviatexas
Waxahachie, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 31, 2013
1:19 PM

Post #9467774

Hi, all!

I hope I'm not too late to join this very exciting trade (it's like the New York Stock Exchange here!)

Due to health, upheaval, heat waves, & drought, my range of selections is limited, but what I have, I have tons of.

Much of this is old plants I saved from a demolition site where 3 old houses were torn down.

old white iris albicans, literally boxes & boxes of it
old yellow iris that blooms with albicans

vinca vines for shade, both green & variegated

nandina, small rooted offsets

spuria iris, probably Iris Orientalis

tree trimmings for mulch

tall Mexican petunia, purple

mother of millions succulent, don't know how much of it survived new puppy, but I'll have some at least.

1 gallon nursery pots

I realize that a lot of the plants on your lists have already been traded, but I couldn't keep up with it all, so if I've listed a "want" below that's already gone, please forgive me, & if you want to save it for something other than what I have I understand.

Also, I've listed everything that I like from each person's "have" list, to give the person "room" to offer me what (s)he would be willing to trade for whatever I can offer.

I don't wanna be a big ole pig, I just have this addiction...

Sheila:
frostweed
lyreleaf sage
Virginia sweetspire
Hot Lips salvia
Augusta Duleberg salvia
oxalis
false foxglove

Dennis
lyreleaf sage
heartleaf skullcap
mealy cup sage

Patrob
narrow leaf gayfeather (I love that stuff!)
mealy cup sage

ms grubbyfungus I have about 3 egg cartons.

stephanie
mistflower
phlox
Mexican mint marigold
obedient plant
pink crinum
comfrey! I love that plant, & so do the bees!

steadycam3
camphor laurel
hyacinth bean
giant turk's cap
Cashmere Bouquet

When you say "nettle", are you talking about the silvery thing with sharp leaves that attack you like a porcupine? If so, I think I can set you up in the nettle business!

frostweed
turk's cap
prairie verbena
pink skullcap

bananna
duelberg salvia

I have some "small" agave, in that it's in little pots, but I think it's the kind that dominates the universe.

Gypsi
lantana confetti
Tazetta narcissus
Dutch iris
peach color iris

I have a lot of tall Mexican petunia, don't know if honeybees like it, but bumble bees are ecstatic over those flowers.

pbtxlady
sky blue salvia
Shasta daisies
Snowcap daisies
red canna
flame acanthus
Texas columbine
If there's time & room in your life/garden/car, I'd like a start of St John's wort & Indigo Spires salvia.

I have tons of irises, & I'm pretty sure there's a datura out there, just the plain white one.

Smurfette, I could use a bucket to store birdseed.

covenantgarden
Stuttgart canna
chocolate mint
trailing lantana, lavender
crinum

rouxcrew
rain lilies

newtonsthirdlaw
salvia B & B
heartleaf skullcap

I know someone had Cuban oregano, but I lost track.

Other things I can bring if someone asks:

I may be able to use a friend's van for the swap.
If so, I have a rigid pond thing for which I once had high ambitions.
It's about 4' across, maybe 2' deep, round, with a couple of steps or shelves.

glassware for parties or crafts;
I have (that I can think of) 1 party set in frosted glass with a leaf pattern, & 1 in cobalt blue, as well as some odds & ends, like antique sugar bowls, tea pots, gravy boats, coffee or tea cups, saucers or dessert plates.

I'm looking forward to seeing/meeting everyone at the swap!

edited to add:

found 3 kinds of seeds!

yellow mangel beets

sunflower (these are the big beautiful ones that have one bloom per stalk; farmers grow them because they never have to be watered, & they're gorgeous!)

Black Eyed Susan

& if anyone has Althea/Rose of Sharon seedlings or rooted cuttings, I'd be happy to trade almost anything for them!




This message was edited Mar 31, 2013 2:34 PM
steadycam3
Houston Heights, TX
(Zone 9a)

March 31, 2013
1:32 PM

Post #9467782

waco, I checked the dumpster and it was full of dry wall. I'll keep looking. We have a month to go.

Stephanie, I have more then one redbud seedling and I'll put your name on one.

Yesterday, I went to two places scheduled to be torn down/hauled away and I got cuttings of Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, (Brunfelsia). Im putting them to root and adding to my list. I also got a NOID rose cutting, pink very fragrant and the bloom is 4.5" across. Ive put it to root. I got a cutting of something I cant identify. The leaves are very wrinkle-y and the blooms are about 1-1.5" and cup shaped, strong yellow. Bush was about 5' tall, dark green. I will get a photo of the rose later because Im batting about 10% on rooting roses.



This message was edited Mar 31, 2013 3:52 PM
steadycam3
Houston Heights, TX
(Zone 9a)

March 31, 2013
1:38 PM

Post #9467786

Welcome, Sylvia. I'd like to speak up for the pond thing. And yes to all the things you asked for on my list and yes, stinging nettle is what I want for the host plant for Question Mark butterfly cats. I would also like a spuria iris.



This message was edited Mar 31, 2013 5:11 PM

patrob

patrob
Goldthwaite, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 31, 2013
2:25 PM

Post #9467821

Hi, Sylvia! I have you down for narrow leaf gayfeather and mealy cup sage. I'd love to have some of your old yellow irises. I have white and two-toned purple that bloom a month ahead of the named irises, and the yellow would sure be nice with them.
newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

March 31, 2013
3:35 PM

Post #9467863

Sylvia I don't have any BB salvos it ho scullcap left.
Cheryl
sylviatexas
Waxahachie, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 31, 2013
3:43 PM

Post #9467870

Yay!

turns out I only have one stinging nettle, but it's a good one.
If the others come out from under the mulch, I'll get them as well.

so I have pond thing, nettle, & spuria for steadycam

& old yellow irises for patrob.

The best luck I've had with roses was to
take the cuttings in the autumn,
gently scrape a little of the "bark" off one side of the bottom of the cutting to expose the tissue that actually roots,
lick them (our saliva has an enzyme similar to willow water or rooting hormone),
put them in pots of moist soil, *a whole bunch in each pot*,
keep them in shade, in an area that's protected from drying winds, all winter,
never let them dry out,
& cover them with several inches of autumn leaves if there's to be a hard freeze.

I spritz the foliage (I always leave a few leaves at the top) to keep it hydrated.

With some kinds, I've had nearly every cutting root, & with some, zero.

Martha Gonzales, for instance, seems to root cheerfully no matter how I manage to mistreat it & no matter when I take the cuttings.

edited to add:

Cheryl, that's okay; thanks for letting me know.



This message was edited Mar 31, 2013 4:45 PM

dfwdennis

dfwdennis
Grapevine, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 31, 2013
5:06 PM

Post #9467941

Sylviatexas, patrob, gfwaco, I have you covered for your latest requests.

Sylvia, can I have a few of your white irises?

This message was edited Mar 31, 2013 6:10 PM

GFWaco

GFWaco
Bellmead, TX
(Zone 8b)

March 31, 2013
5:38 PM

Post #9467969

Thanks Dennis!

Angel

patrob

patrob
Goldthwaite, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 31, 2013
6:27 PM

Post #9468017

Thank you, Dennis.
sylviatexas
Waxahachie, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 31, 2013
6:51 PM

Post #9468039

Thanks, Dennis!

& yep, you can have bushels of white irises.

I'm serious.

Doesn't somebody need irises for landscaping a bunch of acreage or a city park or an airport?

GFWaco

GFWaco
Bellmead, TX
(Zone 8b)

March 31, 2013
7:02 PM

Post #9468049

Sylviatexas - I will take some. I have a long place by my fence to fill.

Angel
sylviatexas
Waxahachie, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 31, 2013
7:06 PM

Post #9468053

Yay!

GFWaco

GFWaco
Bellmead, TX
(Zone 8b)

March 31, 2013
7:07 PM

Post #9468054

Does anyone have any Hyssop? or have you had any luck with it growing here? I have acquired some lavender seeds and I am thinking they are not going to do well in my yard. If anyone has any Hyssop they want to trade for I might try that instead, and put the lavender seeds on the trade list.


Angel
steadycam3
Houston Heights, TX
(Zone 9a)

March 31, 2013
7:38 PM

Post #9468074

Angel, we had a discussion on hyssop aka agastache a couple weeks ago. concensus was that no one has had much luck with it.

GFWaco

GFWaco
Bellmead, TX
(Zone 8b)

March 31, 2013
7:45 PM

Post #9468082

pbtxlady - do you by chance have any more of the echinacea purpurea seedlings? I would love some if you do. I don't have much to trade but take a look and see if you can use anything.


Steadycam - thanks! want some lavender seeds? LOL


Angel

This message was edited Mar 31, 2013 8:47 PM

dfwdennis

dfwdennis
Grapevine, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 31, 2013
7:53 PM

Post #9468093

Smockette, can I have a few buckets?
steadycam3
Houston Heights, TX
(Zone 9a)

March 31, 2013
8:05 PM

Post #9468100

Angel, here's the thread
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1297500/?hl=agastache

why dont you try the hyssop and then teach us all how to do it!

This message was edited Mar 31, 2013 10:07 PM
newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

March 31, 2013
8:06 PM

Post #9468102

Sylvia I do have a couple small prairie verbeana for you though.
Cheryl
Gypsi
Fort Worth, TX

March 31, 2013
8:21 PM

Post #9468106

I start rose cuttings by making a 12 inch cutting, and sticking 6 inches with a couple of nodes under ground in a heavy soil. I try to do this in November or December. Grafted roses don't do well, but antiques do almost 100% if I remember to water.
steadycam3
Houston Heights, TX
(Zone 9a)

March 31, 2013
8:52 PM

Post #9468130

The place that is being sold has this hedge of Brunfelsia and the scent is wonderful. Here is the photo of the rose I found at the same site.
bananna18
Colleyville, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 31, 2013
9:28 PM

Post #9468136

Sylvia, I have Mrs. Duelberg for you.
pbtxlady
Garland, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 1, 2013
1:20 AM

Post #9468193

Stephanie, I have you down for the columbine and leaves. Do you want the leaves shredded or whole? I have both. Also, we had talked earlier about dill--do you happen to have a seedling you can spare? All of mine came up and then bit the dust before I could get them planted out. Same with the oregano and cumin. :( I'm going to try the cumin again and can bring you one if you like.

Angel, yes, I have tons of the echies. This year they are coming up in my lawn. :) Got you down.

Sylvia, got you down for everything you asked. I saw that you asked someone else for obedient plants and I will bring a couple of those too. No, no, I insist (LOL). I love them, but they are everywhere! If you have a white datura, I would love that. I would also like one of any irises you still have (especially the spuria since I don't think I have one of those). Are you the same Sylvia who came to one of the RUs a few years ago and gave me a Cinnamon Girl iris? We have so enjoyed it.
pbtxlady
Garland, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 1, 2013
1:25 AM

Post #9468194

steadycam, do you know anything about the brunfelsia? That's a beautiful picture and I would like to try it if it's not a thug.

Sheila_FW

Sheila_FW
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 1, 2013
6:26 AM

Post #9468361

@ Stephanietx... You have the Sheffield Daisy (btw, it was from a bunch given to me by bluesmaven's mom Sitz) It droops so great for curb or container.

@ Sylviatexas, Hi long time no see! Welcome to the mix for spring 2013!

I will have the items you wanted for you, and I am sure I can round up an Althea too.

frostweed
lyreleaf sage
Virginia sweetspire
Hot Lips salvia
Augusta Duleberg salvia
oxalis
false foxglove
Althea (maybe white, purple or white/burg)

I would take the Iris Orientalis, & a dozen or more mixture of the white and yellow iris from your garden. Also some of your 1g pots.
sylviatexas
Waxahachie, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 1, 2013
7:49 AM

Post #9468492

Thanks to all for the welcome!
Yes, Cinnamon Girl is the one I brought.
love that iris!

Sheila, thanks for everything!
I'll bring your Iris Orientalis, iris mixture, & a stack of pots.

pbtxlady, I did see yesterday that the datura is coming up, & I have you down for the spuria & other irises.

Newton, thanks for the prairie verbena.
The hotter our summers become, the more I appreciate things that thrive in the sun!

Bananna, thanks for the Duelberg.

I do dearly love salvias.

Steadycam, that is one sweet antique rose!
I hope it thrives.
(As Gypsi said, regular, heavy soil from the garden is the best, & burying a couple of nodes gives the cutting more opportunity.)

& that Brunfelsia is breathtaking!

GFWaco

GFWaco
Bellmead, TX
(Zone 8b)

April 1, 2013
10:31 AM

Post #9468675

SteadyCam - that is stunning. Tiger Lilies and Roses are the only thing I have ever had luck growing with any certainty. I don't know how I do it, so me giving advice is useless. It is just instinct with the roses I guess. I put them in water till they root and when they do I plant them. No fuss.

Here are a couple of pics of my roses at my old house before we moved. They were all from cuttings and are 3 years old at the point of the pictures. The climbers are Don Juans. Not trade related, just thought you might like to see.

My Goal is to cover the yard in roses again.

Angel

Sheila_FW

Sheila_FW
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 1, 2013
4:56 PM

Post #9469097

OK, here is a request list for several of you guys. Not sure if you still have these, if not no problem.

Steadycam – Giant Turks cap, lantana (any colors), Hyacinth bean vine plants

Pbtxlady - colocasia Black Magic pups, Texas yellow columbine seedlings, Japanese iris

Patrob - Schizachyrium scoparium (little bluestem grass), and Texas Laurel seedling

Stephanietx-Blackfoot daisy

Gypsi – Peach iris, and some Dutch Bearded

Smockette – 3 lg 2 sm buckets, and three of your blue bottles

sylviatexas
Waxahachie, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 1, 2013
5:01 PM

Post #9469105

gfwaco, I can bring you cuttings from Martha Gonzales & what I think is Old Blush & some other pink rose if you'd like.

Just let me know.

& if I get the chance, I'll ask a couple of people for cuttings from their white & yellow Banksias.

talk about "covering the house"!
(& they're pretty much evergreen, & they're thornless.)

patrob

patrob
Goldthwaite, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 1, 2013
5:21 PM

Post #9469127

Sheila, I've got you down for little bluestem and Texas mountain laurel.
Gypsi
Fort Worth, TX

April 1, 2013
7:02 PM

Post #9469230

I looked up Brunfelsia and found it to be toxic if my dogs ate it, odds are, one would. So like Datura and Oleander, and a few other things, I have to pass. I do have an elderberry but the dogs are never on that lot.

I just love Dave's Garden, plantfiles are a bonus! Looking forward to the swap. I still have some potted up pale early blooming daffodils available, they are very heavily scented too.

And Iris and peach iris are not in short supply.

I would like some woodland ferns if anyone has divisions, just some kind of cold hardy outdoor fern to put under my pine tree and under my giant butterfly bush.

And if anyone wants white buddleia cuttings, just ask. It lives yet another year (darn thing got 14 foot tall, did some serious pruning last year.)
steadycam3
Houston Heights, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 1, 2013
7:17 PM

Post #9469244

Sheila, I have you down for the things you requested.

pbtx, The Brunfelsia would never be a thug where you live. It would freeze to the ground every time, I think. These survived our 4 days of 26* in 2009 followed two weeks later by a repeat so I think they are more tolerant of the cold than DG states. This place was really neglected and I found only a few volunteers. I'll bring you one and you can try it. Sometimes if you bring a plant in for a couple years and let it get big enough, it will then make it thru a freeze if you plant it then in the ground. I picked a bouquet while I was there and my kitchen smells wonderful, a bit like Carolina Jessamine.
steadycam3
Houston Heights, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 1, 2013
8:56 PM

Post #9469322

Angel, If you're having difficulty finding something to grow veggies in, find out about the buckets Smockette has to offer. cut the bottoms out and grow tomatoes, pepperes egg plants, etc. 5 gal buckets make great grow pots for veggies.
pbtxlady
Garland, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 2, 2013
12:18 AM

Post #9469389

Got you, Sheila.

Thanks, steadycam, I'd love to try the brunfelsia. I can protect it if need be.
covenantgarden
(Carol) Euless, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 2, 2013
11:15 AM

Post #9469799

Hi Sylviatexas, I have you down for Stuttgart canna, chocolate mint, trailing lantana, and crinum lily. Also, I have some seeds from my lavender Althea/Rose of Sharon, so I will bring some for you. I will keep a lookout for seedlings coming up around the Altheas and if I find any I'll pot them for you.

I would love to have white irises, spuria iris, nandina, mexican petunia, and sunflower seeds. If any of them are all spoken for, that's no problem. Thanks.
sylviatexas
Waxahachie, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 2, 2013
12:37 PM

Post #9469860

Thanks!

I love that canna, don't think I've seen it before;
it looks like it can appreciate some shade...which I have in abundance.

I'll bring the things you asked for!

patrob

patrob
Goldthwaite, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 2, 2013
1:13 PM

Post #9469877

Gypsi, I'd like to have some white buddleia cuttings.

GFWaco

GFWaco
Bellmead, TX
(Zone 8b)

April 2, 2013
3:57 PM

Post #9470035

SteadyCam - I thought of the bucket thing, but the problem is that I have to have "beds" in my yard (as per the landlord) He said I could dig up the grass and give it back to him for sod, but I cant kill the grass and I have a very small porch.

I think I am going to see if he has some wood scraps he might let me have, I know he has some pavers that I can make into "pots". I was just thinking if I had some unique things that I could place in a bed type situation then I could eventually put my roses around the yard. It is a very weird, very small yard so I have to plan carefully, and right now only one place gets full sun. The rest of the yard is partial shade till I get my hubby to trim some overgrown trees from behind the fence.
BTW, the veggies I got covered. I am looking for the extra space for the flowers now.

Sylvia: You are amazing to offer that! I will take you up on that offer for sure! I have one bed we are going to prepare this weekend or next weekend just for roses and Canna's if I can get some. I need height and love the canna's colors and ability to spread.

oh if anyone has any Canna's they can spare, I will take them off your hands LOL!

Angel
sylviatexas
Waxahachie, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 2, 2013
7:34 PM

Post #9470270

I've seen cat litter buckets used to grow tomatoes in a homemade "upside-down tomato" planter, just can't remember exactly how it was done.

They were hanging from a long pole suspended along the eaves over the garage door.

covenantgarden
(Carol) Euless, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 2, 2013
7:41 PM

Post #9470280

GFWaco, I will bring you some Stuttgart Cannas that bloom orange. They get 6-7 foot tall and multiply quickly.

Sylvia, my cannas get blasted by full afternoon sun all summer, but don't care a bit. They have never had much variegation, though, just some thin white stripes. I don't know if it's too much sun or the PH of the soil. I moved a few into the shade last week, hoping to see more stripes this year.

GFWaco

GFWaco
Bellmead, TX
(Zone 8b)

April 2, 2013
8:20 PM

Post #9470307

Sylvia: I have an upside down planter but we just got a new metal canopy over our RV (that we live in) so I have to figure out how to hang the silly thing LOL

Covenantgarden: Thanks! I love those. I used to have some years ago. I have the perfect corner of the yard for them. Look at my list and see if you might want anything I have on there. I just moved in so I don't have much but if you see anything let me know.

Angel
Gypsi
Fort Worth, TX

April 2, 2013
8:42 PM

Post #9470321

someone wanted a nandina? I discovered a really pathetic one that got droughted last year but lived. It is the small leaved tall variety. My yard is so full of actual blooming shrubs, this would do better with a repot in decent soil or in the ground, it is in clay right now, in a pot, and looking for a home with TLC.

Patrob, I will take some white buddleia cuttings tomorrow and see if I can get them going
pbtxlady
Garland, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 2, 2013
9:05 PM

Post #9470334

Gypsi, have you ever rooted the buddleia before? When I root mine, I put it in a plastic cup with a domed lid (think frappucino) and tape over the hole in the lid. It roots almost overnight that way. When I can see the roots on the side or bottom, I take off the tape.

Angel, I will check my cannas and bring one if I can. I *think I have one left of the tall burgundy one with red flowers. (Pat, did you mention the name earlier?) I also have a dwarf one, with flowers sort of a tangerine color (I believe the name is Angel Pink but not sure) but it's just now coming up so I don't know yet how much there is.

Can't I talk anyone into taking some of my black gamecock louisiana iris? It really needs to be divided and I hate to throw it away. I grow mine in water, but I think it grows in the ground too. http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://i.parkseed.com/images/xxl/49797.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.waysidegardens.com/iris-louisiana-black-gamecock/p/49797/&h=900&w=900&sz=132&tbnid=kjk0FXo0obN8qM:&tbnh=103&tbnw=103&zoom=1&usg=__5AEsLV4Hw4comtDiaLjGuPMssiw=&docid=CtWmxj5vR_fUiM&sa=X&ei=jKlbUcbzIciNrAHyxoG4Dw&ved=0CEMQ9QEwBA&dur=415 Oh, yeah, and I have a couple of small tubers from my white/yellow very prolific water lily. They need homes too. It's nymphea odorato.



This message was edited Apr 2, 2013 10:07 PM
steadycam3
Houston Heights, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 2, 2013
9:09 PM

Post #9470337

Ive been pondering that iris especially since Im thinking of a pond again. I'll take a few, whatever you want to give.
pbtxlady
Garland, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 2, 2013
9:14 PM

Post #9470339

You got it. :) Do you want to try the water lily too?
steadycam3
Houston Heights, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 2, 2013
9:33 PM

Post #9470355

I think I will wait on the water lily. I dont want to bite off more than I can chew, as they say. Maybe at a future RU. Thanks for offering. I appreciate it.

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 3, 2013
6:33 AM

Post #9470514

Pattie, I would like some of your Louisiana iris it looks beautiful, Thank you,
sylviatexas
Waxahachie, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 3, 2013
6:48 AM

Post #9470525

I've had good luck with most Louisiana irises in soil;
if there're enough, I'd love to try Black Gamecock.

Gypsi
Fort Worth, TX

April 3, 2013
7:03 AM

Post #9470543

I'll try a black gamecock iris, have several ponds. Just tell me if tuber and roots are submerged, or it has to be above the water,roots drape into the media below water. It is beautiful! (no more water lilies for me though, I'm full and growing fancies that are winter hardy.)

I have rooted buddleia, beein doing it like Mums, cutting about 6 inches, with half and a couple of nodes stuck in dirt, if I remember to water it usually lives. . But I am intriqued by the dome cup idea. Water or potting soil in that cup?

patrob

patrob
Goldthwaite, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 3, 2013
7:04 AM

Post #9470544

lol Pattie, put me down for a Black Gamecock too if you have enough. I'd quit trying to grow LA irises, but maybe this year will be better.
The canna is called 'Red Stripe.' It multiples like crazy, but my whole patch died after standing in water too long winter before last after a water line broke.
newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

April 3, 2013
7:05 AM

Post #9470545

Could I grow the game cock in a pond? If so and you still have one I would like to try one.
Cheryl
covenantgarden
(Carol) Euless, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 3, 2013
1:21 PM

Post #9470872

Are you out of the black game cock iris yet? If not, I'd like one.

GFWaco

GFWaco
Bellmead, TX
(Zone 8b)

April 3, 2013
4:25 PM

Post #9471073

[quote="pbtxlady"]Angel, I will check my cannas and bring one if I can. I *think I have one left of the tall burgundy one with red flowers. (Pat, did you mention the name earlier?) I also have a dwarf one, with flowers sort of a tangerine color (I believe the name is Angel Pink but not sure) but it's just now coming up so I don't know yet how much[/quote]

Wow awesome pbtxlady! I look forward to seeing them.

Angel
steadycam3
Houston Heights, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 3, 2013
6:25 PM

Post #9471188

pbtx, I have some of the Gold Moss sedum but rather than you throw some away, I would like to have more than I now have. also if you have Cone flowers coming up in the lawn, I'd like some more of those as well. TIA!
pbtxlady
Garland, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 3, 2013
6:41 PM

Post #9471206

Tomorrow (or when it stops raining) I will pull the black gamecock out of the pond and see how many there are. I'll bring as many as I can.

Yes, Cheryl, you can grow it in a pond--that's where I grow it--as long as it has some sun. It must really love the water because it grows about 3 times as fast as my other irises. Gypsi, it's planted in a basket-type pot, in pure clay kitty litter, so there's water running all through it. I keep the soil surface submerged anywhere from 1 to 3 inches. It doesn't seem to be very particular, though. I think it actually lived loose in my little cascade pond for a while.

I treat the dome cups like a little terrarium--potting soil, tall cup (Starbucks venti size), moistened (enough to condense), and seal. I have put small drain holes sometimes, and no drain holes sometimes, but buddleias always root either way. I take the tape off the hole when roots are visible, and take the whole lid off when it buds. Mine usually stay in light or dappled shade until then. I learned this trick from Patrob (only I think she uses soda pop bottles) and it works really well for a lot of things.
pbtxlady
Garland, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 3, 2013
6:47 PM

Post #9471219

Sure, steady, got you down.

I'm going to bring as many of the coneflower seedlings as I have time to dig and pot up. Everyone who has asked will get at least two. There should be plenty of extras for anyone who wants more.

Sheila_FW

Sheila_FW
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 4, 2013
12:06 PM

Post #9471865

Did I get an ok on these yet?

Gypsi – Peach iris, and some Dutch Bearded

Smockette – 3 lg 2 sm buckets, and three of your blue bottles


***Also, the Attendance thread is up!*** Thanks Jo! http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1305391/#post_9469961

This message was edited Apr 4, 2013 1:43 PM

dfwdennis

dfwdennis
Grapevine, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 4, 2013
3:27 PM

Post #9472014

Did someone on here have daffodil bulbs that naturalize in Texas?
bananna18
Colleyville, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 5, 2013
9:47 PM

Post #9473309

I have some Dennis. Let me know if you want.

GFWaco

GFWaco
Bellmead, TX
(Zone 8b)

April 6, 2013
4:25 AM

Post #9473408

Ok, I wanted to post this to let everyone who was helping me find stuff for beds that I don't need any right now - but thanks! Home Depot has their landscaping timbers on sale from $3.50 to $1.57 We got 8 of them yesterday so that should be enough for now.

Thanks again so much!

Angel

dfwdennis

dfwdennis
Grapevine, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 6, 2013
6:30 AM

Post #9473501

That would be great, Anna. Thanks!

I still have tons of unclaimed stuff, so speak up if anyone would like anything. Only two weeks left to unload it all!
sylviatexas
Waxahachie, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 6, 2013
9:38 AM

Post #9473649

austinram, a neighbor gave me some irises & threw in some beaver tail & spineless cactus;
the spinless has some roots, & she said the beaver tail is easy to root.

I'll bring them if you can use them.
pbtxlady
Garland, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 6, 2013
11:32 AM

Post #9473749

Dennis, if you still have the creeping phlox, I could use it.

dfwdennis

dfwdennis
Grapevine, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 6, 2013
12:26 PM

Post #9473785

The creeping phlox are yours!
newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

April 6, 2013
2:50 PM

Post #9473912

I offered cane cholla to Dennis and Austin but its not rooted yet. I will bring what I have but I think someone had rooted cane cholla Dennis if you want to make sure. I thought I had a few small ones growing but I must have given them away last fall, sorry. I think the little starts are making some roots just no new growth yet.
C
I also potted up 3 skeleton leaf golden eye today. Not sure they will take as they tend to be very fussy about being potted up but if they live the next two weeks they are up for grabs.

dfwdennis

dfwdennis
Grapevine, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 6, 2013
5:48 PM

Post #9474066

I potted up two alpine strawberries today if anyone is interested. They spread aggressively by runners, so I wouldn't recommend them in an uncontained area. Mine are in a bed between my driveway and the house, so they don't have anywhere to go.

I also potted up a Kiowa blackberry, aspineless prickly pear and two pigeonberry. Any takers?

patrob

patrob
Goldthwaite, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 6, 2013
5:55 PM

Post #9474076

I'd love to have the blackberry!
newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

April 6, 2013
6:08 PM

Post #9474084

I would take one pigeonberry.
covenantgarden
(Carol) Euless, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 6, 2013
6:22 PM

Post #9474097

I would like a pigeonberry, please.
covenantgarden
(Carol) Euless, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 6, 2013
6:50 PM

Post #9474124

Dennis, could I also have an alpine strawberry and a dwarf sweetspire? Please tell me if I'm asking for too much. I feel like a kid in a candy shop!

dfwdennis

dfwdennis
Grapevine, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 6, 2013
6:56 PM

Post #9474131

I have everyone down for their requests.

Covenantgarden, don't worry - we're glad to give our plants away! I mostly just pot things up that I would have pulled up and thrown away if it weren't for these swaps. Anything that doesn't find a home will end up in my compost bin anyway.
covenantgarden
(Carol) Euless, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 6, 2013
8:51 PM

Post #9474232

Thank you, Dennis!

GFWaco

GFWaco
Bellmead, TX
(Zone 8b)

April 7, 2013
6:48 AM

Post #9474473

Gypsi - I have some bad news...only one of the banana peppers took, I had three but I think it is because puppies dumped the others and I may not have gotten all the right things back in the pots. hmmmm...might find peppers growing outside my garden LOL.

Anyway, I will bring the one that I have, but is there anything else I can trade you for the Iris? I am so sorry.

Angel
Gypsi
Fort Worth, TX

April 7, 2013
7:43 AM

Post #9474538

One is fine and don't worry about it Angel.

Going to take some buddleia cuttings now and try to get them going.

stephanietx

stephanietx
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 7, 2013
7:57 AM

Post #9474550

I have inventory this week, but I'll check back in next week and let everyone know about their requested trades. :)
sylviatexas
Waxahachie, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 7, 2013
10:13 AM

Post #9474699

I've been looking at Angel's pics of her Don Juan, thinking how you never find that rose any more.

went out this morning to pot up some things, fished a poor rose bush out of its bucket of water to either pot it or have a little memorial service for it.

This rose came from the demolition site, & it had been ripped up pretty badly by the backhoe, its one surviving cane hanging by a thread.

It still looked okay, though, alive at least, so I put it in a pot & discovered...

It still has its metal Jackson & Perkins tag.

the one that says "Don Juan".

I made cuttings from the one cane, don't know if they'll take, given its PTSD & the season, but if you want the rose and/or the cuttings, Angel, they're yours!

Serendipity is so cool!

(Did you know that if your fingers are just one letter to the left of where they're supposed to be & you type "ser", what appears is "awe"???)

sybram
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 7, 2013
3:54 PM

Post #9475054

So sorry, everyone, that I haven't listed my stuff. Time, time, time!
I have this to offer;

many EE bulbs, started in 1 gal pots
many cannas, "(orange and tropicanna)
Ice plants, dark pink (or red-can't remember)
6 gal pots of oregano (2 more promised to Patrob and Steadycam)
vinca major, lots
vinca minor (maybe, if I can get over there to get it)
Ajania Pacificum, a few

Hibiscus, Rose Mallow (big white with red center) I will try to dig these up tomorrow. I told some of you last year that I needed to thin them out, but I still have a pretty useless foot, and I'm not sure I can get my shovel through those roots. I'll do my best. I should have at least 3-4 pots if I can do it.


I know I'm late getting my requests in, so I don't know what's still available. I'll just say what I'd like, and it's ok if there's none of it left. I don't need trades for my stuff.

cone flowers
blackberries (as many as not spoken for)
phlox

I was given three gift flowers like this at the 2012 RU. I don't know what they are or who gave them to me, but I have enjoyed the little pretties so much. Two made it through the winter. One did not. I would love to have more of them.

The horses are saying, "Why are you stumbling around out in those flower beds when it's time to feed us?"

dfwdennis

dfwdennis
Grapevine, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 7, 2013
3:57 PM

Post #9475059

What kind of phlox are you looking for, sybram? I can probably bring creeping phlox, phlox pilosa, and/or John Fanick phlox if any of those interest you.
sylviatexas
Waxahachie, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 7, 2013
4:26 PM

Post #9475079

beautiful orange flowers!

I can't tell the details, & the flowers are very very big, but the leaves remind me of coreopsis;
maybe a fancy hybrid?

I don't have anything you actually want, but I'm in Waxahachie, & I'd be happy to help you dig in return for a hibiscus & maybe an elephant ear.

We would just need to work out a day & time.

Those horses *do* look like they're dumbfounded at whatever you're doing!

patrob

patrob
Goldthwaite, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 7, 2013
5:26 PM

Post #9475134

lol Sybil, my horse Leo has the same expression whenever he sees us, and it's all about the sweet feed.
I have several kinds of coneflower seedlings that I will bring for you. Some of the parents were hybrids, so the offspring may be unusual or not. I planted a bunch of seeds hoping for a few plants, and lots came up!
Thank you for the oregano. I'd like to ask for an orange canna and a Tropicanna too.

This message was edited Apr 8, 2013 8:48 AM
newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

April 7, 2013
6:03 PM

Post #9475190

Anyone?
http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=VIST
steadycam3
Houston Heights, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 7, 2013
8:37 PM

Post #9475346

Cheryl, I'd like one unless there are too many takers.
newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

April 7, 2013
9:07 PM

Post #9475377

No one seems too interested and I have a few, so of course you can.
C
steadycam3
Houston Heights, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 7, 2013
9:44 PM

Post #9475405

Thanks, Cheryl.

Sybram, do you have any of the yellow blooming (weeds) that Josephine noticed on your farm last year? If so, would you bring me one? I think it was called Scotch Broom.
pbtxlady
Garland, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 8, 2013
2:10 AM

Post #9475502

Sybil, do you have Canna Tropicanna? I killed mine off and it's on my wish list--could you put me down?

I'm bring a lot of cones and will put you down.

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 8, 2013
5:25 AM

Post #9475601

Cheryl I would love some Skeletonleaf please!!
newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

April 8, 2013
5:28 AM

Post #9475605

If they survive I will bring you two Jo. They are offshoots of the main bush and I find those have trouble adjusting to seperation even when they are good sized and several feet away from momma.
C
sylviatexas
Waxahachie, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 8, 2013
6:29 AM

Post #9475672

long shot, but does anyone have cuttings from Peggy Martin?

sybram
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 8, 2013
6:43 AM

Post #9475706

Hahaha, Dennis, I don't know the names of much. I have some pink phlox coming up volunteer in front of the north side of my house, in front of the EEs. That kind would be great, but I would enjoy any.

GFWaco

GFWaco
Bellmead, TX
(Zone 8b)

April 8, 2013
6:54 AM

Post #9475732

Gypsi - thank you so much, sorry about that.

Sylvia - OMG! At first as I was reading about the Don Juan I thought, oh yeah, with some TLC it will be beautiful next year. Then I read that you wanted to give it to me, I teared up! What an amazing gift! Thank you so much!!! I looked high and low for the one that I had a few years ago. My husband asked me why and I told him that years ago the florists always sent out Don Juan's in their Valentines bundles because the blooms were so red and so big - they became the symbol of Love. I wanted to grow them to show that there is always Love in this house, no matter what.

You have touched my heart. Thank you.

BTW - did you use any root tone or cinnamon on them when you did the cuttings? That and they love bone meal.

Angel
sybram
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 8, 2013
6:59 AM

Post #9475742

Sylvia, I've got you down for an EE and Hibiscus.

Patrob, added orange canna and Tropicanna

Pbtxlady, you're down for Tropicanna.

Steadycam-Where did we see those yellow weeds? At the roundpen? Actually, not many weeds are up in the pasture yet, but now that it has rained, they'll be popping up everywhere. Maybe Frostweed can tell me what you're talking about.

Thanks to all for putting me down for your gifts.

patrob

patrob
Goldthwaite, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 8, 2013
7:10 AM

Post #9475762

Gypsi, I'd love to have a start of your oregano too. I have plenty of room for herbs now that I have finally eradicated the apple mint that had taken over and killed everything else. The mint smelled so good, but what a thug!

Sheila_FW

Sheila_FW
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 8, 2013
11:56 AM

Post #9476152

Cheryl... I would love some Skeletonleaf if you have any left. Anything you want from me?...just ask.

Sybil... I will try the Ajania Pacificum and Canna Tropicana, I can bring you 2 types of phlox.

Sylviatexas... I will take the assorted glassware for crafts if you bring them.

This message was edited Apr 8, 2013 1:06 PM
newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

April 8, 2013
11:59 AM

Post #9476155

Sheila I will bring you two if they live.

Sheila_FW

Sheila_FW
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 8, 2013
12:09 PM

Post #9476166

Thanks Cheryl! Please check my list items, or I can bring some soil or vermaculite for you.
sylviatexas
Waxahachie, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 8, 2013
2:40 PM

Post #9476405

Angel, no I didn't know to do that;
I just licked 'em!

Our saliva has something akin to rooting hormone in it;
I've had good luck licking my roses...
(where else could you read something like that?)

sybram, thanks!
Can I bring you some tree trimmings (mulch) or ???

Sheila, you got it!

I've just started doing this, hope to have a "garden totem" for the raffle/prize-drawing.

It seems to me that the best things are the useful things, so rather than a decorative piece at the top, I'm capping the totem with a flat dish.

That way you can put your glass or cup on it, or maybe use it as a dessert or candy server.

patrob

patrob
Goldthwaite, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 8, 2013
3:49 PM

Post #9476498

I just added a bunch of tomato and pepper seedlings and a few eggplants to my list. lol I might have started a few too many seeds.
There are both heirloom and hybrid varieties on the list, and most are recommended for hot climates.
Prevent veggicide by giving some of these a home in your garden!

dfwdennis

dfwdennis
Grapevine, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 8, 2013
4:02 PM

Post #9476516

Sheila, can I have some rudbeckia hirta?

GFWaco

GFWaco
Bellmead, TX
(Zone 8b)

April 8, 2013
4:47 PM

Post #9476584

Sylvia - I forgot about good ol Texas spit! LOL

Angel

sybram
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 8, 2013
5:33 PM

Post #9476637

I've got you down for the tropicanna and AP, Sheila, and the phlox will be great. Do you think an area with mixed phlox will be pretty, or should I separate the different kinds?

Sylvia, thank you for the offer to help me dig, but I think it won't be necessary. We're trying to get ready for our grandson, Jake's, graduation party this Saturday. Jake and his three brothers will be out here one day this week to help us do whatever we need them to do. Digging hibiscus is on my list. I would love trimmings, leaves, any of that stuff for my compost.

dfwdennis

dfwdennis
Grapevine, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 8, 2013
5:47 PM

Post #9476656

Sybram, I'll bring you all three kinds of phlox that I have, too.
bananna18
Colleyville, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 8, 2013
8:21 PM

Post #9476835

Dennis , I will bring you the daffs.
Does anyone want Brazilian verbena. I dug some up today.
sylviatexas
Waxahachie, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 9, 2013
4:42 AM

Post #9477058

If you have Brazilian verbena, you'll have butterflies!

I'd love some!

& tomato & eggplant if there's enough.

sybram, I'll bag or box up some wood chips for you!

patrob

patrob
Goldthwaite, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 9, 2013
7:00 AM

Post #9477217

Sylvia, there are three kinds of eggplant and LOTS of tomatoes. You can have all you want! Any preferences or number you had in mind?
Here's the list: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/p.php?pid=9435870



sylviatexas
Waxahachie, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 9, 2013
7:57 AM

Post #9477337

Wow!

I am an inexperienced vegetable gardener, but these tomatoes sound attractive:
Joie de la Table
Mule Team (what a great name!)
Siberian

but I don't really know enough to choose.

Eggplant: old-fashioned Moneymaker looks good, but again, I'm game to try others.


patrob

patrob
Goldthwaite, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 9, 2013
8:46 AM

Post #9477412

That's why I am growing so many varieties, Sylvia. They all looked good, and I'm trying a bunch that are supposed to be good in hot weather. I'll put your name on the ones you listed and add an Applegreen and a Pingtung Long eggplant, new varieties for me too this year.

If you decide you'd like more, just let me know! These little veggies need homes!




dfwdennis

dfwdennis
Grapevine, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 9, 2013
8:48 AM

Post #9477414

Patrob, can I have a jalapeño?

patrob

patrob
Goldthwaite, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 9, 2013
8:58 AM

Post #9477426

Of course, Dennis! Now which kind? Medium hot like Early Jalapeno, hotter like Jalapeno M, mild like Senorita, or milder like Fooled You? You can have all you want!
newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

April 9, 2013
9:35 AM

Post #9477477

Pat if you have any left I would love a homestead tomatoe and a med. hot pepper plant.
Cheryl

patrob

patrob
Goldthwaite, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 9, 2013
10:08 AM

Post #9477522

Cheryl, I have you down for a Homestead tomato and an Early Jalapeno pepper. There are other medium hot peppers, so if that's not the one you want, just let me know. Take a bunch!
newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

April 9, 2013
10:34 AM

Post #9477565

Not exactly sure why I want "toes", guess its the skull thing in reverse?

dfwdennis

dfwdennis
Grapevine, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 9, 2013
11:09 AM

Post #9477608

Choices, choices. Hmmmm. Can I have a early jalapeño and a señorita?

patrob

patrob
Goldthwaite, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 9, 2013
11:15 AM

Post #9477618

You've got them, Dennis.
sybram
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 9, 2013
1:15 PM

Post #9477748

Thanks Dennis, the 3 phlox will be nice.

Sheila_FW

Sheila_FW
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 9, 2013
2:14 PM

Post #9477812

Got you covered for the rudbeckia Dennis.

Sheila_FW

Sheila_FW
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 9, 2013
2:34 PM

Post #9477848

The ATTENDANCE and FOOD thread is up and running away...make sure you don't get left out!! http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1305391/
bananna18
Colleyville, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 9, 2013
7:26 PM

Post #9478205

Sylvia , I have the verbena for you
newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

April 9, 2013
7:33 PM

Post #9478216

Is brazilian verbena moss verbena? If so I see more butterflies on the common and I think native verbena than on my moss verbena. Perhaps I don't know who is who?
C
newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

April 9, 2013
7:35 PM

Post #9478218

Ok I looked up brazilian verbena, I know that plant. It's a very vigorous spreader around my yard. It's growing all over the fields here.
C
bananna18
Colleyville, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 9, 2013
7:41 PM

Post #9478229

Yes, That is why I dug up a bunch. On the plus side it is easy to pull, but needs to be controlled for sure and I like to keep it in an area that I can keep an eye on it .I find that it gets mildew if it doesn't get enough air circulation. Sorry to hear that it sounds like it is invasive to the native areas...wow does anyone still want this?????
newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

April 9, 2013
7:51 PM

Post #9478242

One woman's weed and all... I just have a great dislike of really invasive plants, especially if they aren't native. It is easy to grow and butterflies benefit from it so its not all bad. I will try and remember to take a pic of it in the nearby fields here.
sylviatexas
Waxahachie, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 10, 2013
5:19 AM

Post #9478521

It seems to me that a rampant plant is a better bet for the butterflies, like groceries in the larder.

& you can always share it.

bananna, what can I bring you?

I still have grape hyacinths, old-fashioned yellow irises, iris albicans, what looks like a true lily or Easter lily, & I can take rose cuttings.

edited to add-
& I have wood chips/mulch!



This message was edited Apr 10, 2013 7:10 AM

patrob

patrob
Goldthwaite, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 10, 2013
7:06 AM

Post #9478613

Anna, I have only one Brazilian verbena and am trying to root cuttings. I'd love to have more and have room in my front island bed for whatever you want to bring me.

newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

April 10, 2013
7:17 AM

Post #9478623

A rampant plant that is non-native is not better for the environment in general.

dfwdennis

dfwdennis
Grapevine, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 10, 2013
8:54 AM

Post #9478776

Sylvia, can I have some grape hyacinth?

patrob

patrob
Goldthwaite, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 10, 2013
10:47 AM

Post #9478885

I've added more seedlings to my list -- several kinds of flowers and basils: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/p.php?pid=9435870

GFWaco

GFWaco
Bellmead, TX
(Zone 8b)

April 10, 2013
11:35 AM

Post #9478936

Patrob - any chance I could get some Mrs. Burns’ Lemon basil? I don't know if I have anything on my list you want but let me know if there is.

Angel

patrob

patrob
Goldthwaite, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 10, 2013
11:47 AM

Post #9478944

No trade needed, Angel. I'll put you down for lemon basil. Anything else? These little plants need homes! I really sprinkled the seeds in the pots, and it looks like they all came up!
newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

April 10, 2013
11:50 AM

Post #9478946

Pat I would love some seedlings.
any coneflowers
A. tuberosa
batface cuphaea

patrob

patrob
Goldthwaite, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 10, 2013
12:00 PM

Post #9478965

Of course, Cheryl. Two of each or can you use more? I don't believe there will be a shortage. lol I really emptied out some seed packets thinking the seeds might be old and have poor germination.
sylviatexas
Waxahachie, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 10, 2013
12:36 PM

Post #9479006

Yep, I'll bring you some grape hyacinth.

These are the ones I dug up at the demo site while they were blooming, so they're fading fast.

However, they'd be fading by now anyway, & the bulbs should recover for next year.

Pat, I'd love some aesclepias, any kind.

What else can I offer?

All I can think of is wood chips, quilt scraps, & glassware!

(I am having a lot of fun making some very modest garden totems, will bring those.)
pbtxlady
Garland, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 10, 2013
1:13 PM

Post #9479051

Pat, may I have a bat-face cuphea and one of your pink milkweeds? I think it was Soulmate.

patrob

patrob
Goldthwaite, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 10, 2013
1:17 PM

Post #9479056

I'll put you down for 2 of each Asclepias, Sylvia, unless you can use more.
I've got you too, Pattie, for cuphea and Asclepias Soulmate. Since these are so little, you'd better take 2 of each. :)

carrielamont

carrielamont
Milton, MA
(Zone 6a)

April 10, 2013
2:03 PM

Post #9479104

I can't believe I didn't click on this thread until now--missing all the fun!!!!

I would like please ICE PLANTS from sybram and maybe a tomato seedling or two from Patrob. I've already killed two this year, but maybe I can make it three.

Hmmm lots of what I was given last fall is still alive but some things didn't make it and I'm not telling! I'll bring some *gifts* from Home Depot, I guess.
sybram
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 10, 2013
3:23 PM

Post #9479198

Carrie, got you down for ice plant.

Since I hardly know the names of any plants to ask for and have so little time to sit here and research them, would it be OK to just peruse everyone's leftovers?

I do know my 2 frostweeds didn't make it, so I would love some of that. Guess I let it thirst to death.
Gypsi
Fort Worth, TX

April 10, 2013
3:29 PM

Post #9479208

I am going to have a lot of leftovers I think. lantana, daffodils and I'm not sure if my snowflake is spoken for, plus iris

carrielamont

carrielamont
Milton, MA
(Zone 6a)

April 10, 2013
3:33 PM

Post #9479211

Thank you Sybram. Somebody in Texas sent me ice plants a long time ago. They were fabulous all summer. Couldn't find them ever again.

patrob

patrob
Goldthwaite, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 10, 2013
3:36 PM

Post #9479217

Carrie, I'll be happy to bring some tomatoes for you. Any particular varieties or types? I have no cherry tomatoes, but there are small,medium, large, salad, slicer, and paste varieties as well as one that is especially good for drying.

dfwdennis

dfwdennis
Grapevine, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 10, 2013
3:47 PM

Post #9479227

Thanks for the hyacinth, Sylvia.

Gypsi, I'll take any daffodils and snowflake that you have left over. I always hate having stuff left, so I wouldn't want to do that to you. :)
sybram
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 10, 2013
4:08 PM

Post #9479249

Thanks, Gypsi, that's good.
Gypsi
Fort Worth, TX

April 10, 2013
4:20 PM

Post #9479265

I would like to try an ice plant if anyone has one. Had to look it up, very neat!
sybram
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 10, 2013
4:53 PM

Post #9479296

That's me, Gypsie. Got you down.

carrielamont

carrielamont
Milton, MA
(Zone 6a)

April 10, 2013
5:23 PM

Post #9479327

Gosh! Something that is forgiving and won't die. Probably indeterminate for fresh eating, but beyond that I wouldn't know.

Can anybody use some Cumin seeds? NB: I bought these THIS year to photograph, but I would never actually grow Cumin, Cuminum cyminum. It's an annual, grows like Dill I think.
Gypsi
Fort Worth, TX

April 10, 2013
5:33 PM

Post #9479339

I might grow cumin, I'll try any spice once.

carrielamont

carrielamont
Milton, MA
(Zone 6a)

April 10, 2013
5:50 PM

Post #9479355

I'll bring it, Gypsi.

patrob

patrob
Goldthwaite, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 10, 2013
6:01 PM

Post #9479361

lol Carrie, you can kill any tomato if you try hard enough! I think you would like Jetsetter and Eva Purple Ball (dark red, not purple). Both are excellent for fresh eating and do well in hot weather. I guess we'll have hot weather eventually, though it may freeze again tonight. I'm glad to be behind this spring as all my seedlings are still safe inside.
newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

April 10, 2013
6:11 PM

Post #9479367

I would take 3 of each then.
Gypsi
Fort Worth, TX

April 10, 2013
6:24 PM

Post #9479375

Thank you Carrie and Sybram. Let me know what you want in trade.

If someone wants to water a LOT to produce decent green beans, I have a new package of organic Kentucky Wonder beans. In drought they are inedible, and if you don't water they will still produce beans, mean spiky hard ones that pop and seed your whole garden. But if you water a lot or do a flowerpot garden on a concrete patio, they might do ok. Let me know if you want them.

The ones that went all spiky on me weren't the organic from Annie's, they were feed store seeds, and I am still pulling green beans from where they have volunteered. Going with bush beans that I can SEE all the pods on this year.

dfwdennis

dfwdennis
Grapevine, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 10, 2013
6:33 PM

Post #9479391

It is getting close to the RU! I went through everyone's lists one last time and found a few more requests:

patrob - red dragon flower, powwow enchinacea

bananna18 - hesperaloe yellow

patrob

patrob
Goldthwaite, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 10, 2013
7:14 PM

Post #9479442

Cheryl, I have you for three of each.
Dennis, I've added your requests to my list. I had started an extra pot of red dragon flower, so it's ready to go!
sybram
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 10, 2013
7:20 PM

Post #9479447

Oooooh, dragon flower...sounds exotic. Do you have one for me, too, Patrob?

patrob

patrob
Goldthwaite, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 10, 2013
7:35 PM

Post #9479461

Sybil, it's a succulent pot plant, not hardy outside over winter. I have plenty and can start a pot for you too if you'd like it. Mine has flowered occasionally with tiny red blooms: http://wwwrockrose.blogspot.com/2009/08/unidentified-succulent.html

patrob

patrob
Goldthwaite, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 11, 2013
6:00 AM

Post #9479737

Sybil, if you have enough, may I have a start of your ice plant and ,if the grandsons do the digging, one hibiscus? I don't want you to try to dig one for me yourself!

This message was edited Apr 11, 2013 8:15 AM

GFWaco

GFWaco
Bellmead, TX
(Zone 8b)

April 11, 2013
7:58 AM

Post #9479910

[quote="patrob"]No trade needed, Angel. I'll put you down for lemon basil. Anything else? These little plants need homes! I really sprinkled the seeds in the pots, and it looks like they all came up! [/quote]

LOL...well now that you asked... How about some of the Italian and the cinnamon? I love basil and the cinnamon would be perfect for the puppies to smell.

Now I just need to find some dirt to put in my beds or they may all stay in pots this year! LOL

Angel
sybram
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 11, 2013
8:09 AM

Post #9479926

Yes, Patrob, I'd like a dragon flower, and I'll ask for one for Austinram, too. He's into succulents, too, but like me, he doesn't know the names of much.

And, Yes, I've got you down for ice plant and hibiscus. The boys are coming over today to help me with some stuff, and that digging is first on my list.

patrob

patrob
Goldthwaite, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 11, 2013
8:25 AM

Post #9479959

I've got you down for Italian and cinnamon basils, Angel. What nice dogs if they just smell plants!

I have dragon flower potted for you, Sybil, and I'll pot one for Austin as well. I really like the rope-like plant even when it's not blooming. It looks like it would be painful to touch, but it's not. Thank you for the ice plant and hibiscus!
covenantgarden
(Carol) Euless, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 11, 2013
8:52 AM

Post #9480010

Patrob, if you still have leftovers, could I have some seedlings? A couple of tomatoes (whatever you recommend, I've never grown them before), a few peppers (prefer hots and sweets), and some cinnamon basil?

patrob

patrob
Goldthwaite, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 11, 2013
9:27 AM

Post #9480051

Covenantgarden, I still have seedlings and will bring some tomatoes and peppers for you along with some cinnamon basil. I'm glad my extra veggies are finding homes!

Loonie1

Loonie1
Rowlett, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 11, 2013
9:37 AM

Post #9480061

Pat, do you have any Bat-faced Cuphea left? I'll take Coneflowers, too.

I don't have any plants to bring (will know for a fact closer to the RU), but will be bringing lots of empty pots, an egg carton (someone was asking for them, can't remember who), used Starbucks coffee, and a wren/chickadee house. All to give away or trade.

Carla
newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

April 11, 2013
9:55 AM

Post #9480077

I have 3 spindly flame acanthus potted up if anyone wants one. They are not making new leaves yes so not sure how they will do.
C

patrob

patrob
Goldthwaite, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 11, 2013
10:06 AM

Post #9480091

Carla, I have you down for the 2 Echinaceas that were left and 4 bat face Cuphea. I've pinched the tops of the Cupheas and hope they start branching. I have plenty of them if you can use more, but they sure are leggy. :(
sylviatexas
Waxahachie, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 11, 2013
10:21 AM

Post #9480117

Don't let those flame acanthus croak!

I have one coming from pbtxlady, but if they're unclaimed & only if they're unclaimed, I'll take them.

Sometimes it takes a long time for them to take hold, but they're really good in the garden.

GFWaco

GFWaco
Bellmead, TX
(Zone 8b)

April 11, 2013
10:30 AM

Post #9480131

Yup, my Westie LOVES to smell flowers. She has never destroyed anything in my gardens, so whenever we get a new yard I always make sure she has a flower garden she can walk in and smell everything. Sometimes I see her just laying in a sunny spot where she can smell a particular favorite flower...she is funny.

Angel

carrielamont

carrielamont
Milton, MA
(Zone 6a)

April 11, 2013
10:44 AM

Post #9480150

I had a few egg cartons saved too--someone else may have thrown them away; I'll have to check. "Honey, we aren't SAVING these for any reason are we?" Uh, yeah, whoops!

Sheila_FW

Sheila_FW
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 11, 2013
11:17 AM

Post #9480189

Patricia...May I get the A. Soulmate and the Gay Butterflies please...don't have those.

Sybram...I will have a Frostweed for you.
newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

April 11, 2013
11:50 AM

Post #9480223

I don't have good luck with transplanting them when they pop all over the garden beds. I will keep them watered and bring them. They might be red or orange no way to know.
C

patrob

patrob
Goldthwaite, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 11, 2013
11:57 AM

Post #9480237

Certainly, Sheila. How many of each can you use?

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 11, 2013
12:38 PM

Post #9480287

Wow! you girls are really hot, this is wonderful!!
Gypsi
Fort Worth, TX

April 11, 2013
1:10 PM

Post #9480320

If there is an orphaned flame acanthus and I can plant it in the GROUND, I would like one. Keeping potted plants alive is not my forte'
pbtxlady
Garland, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 11, 2013
2:45 PM

Post #9480409

I am going to have an extra flame acanthus too (presuming it lives when I dig it up).

Sounds like we need a table where we can just put extra leftover plants no one has asked for, that we don't want to take home. Did that at the ET RU one year and all that stuff disappeared in 5 minutes.
Gypsi
Fort Worth, TX

April 11, 2013
3:05 PM

Post #9480437

Can I swap something for that flame acanthus so I actually have spoken for it?
sylviatexas
Waxahachie, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 11, 2013
3:15 PM

Post #9480451

I've been at swaps where there was an "orphan's table" before, & it was nice.

To be sure everyone got an equal chance, we had everyone wait until the end & then each person went through & took one plant, then we started over again.

pbtxlady
Garland, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 11, 2013
3:28 PM

Post #9480469

Gypsi, you talking to me? Sure.

carrielamont

carrielamont
Milton, MA
(Zone 6a)

April 11, 2013
3:31 PM

Post #9480474

Boy, we were never that civilized in the NE Forum!

Sheila_FW

Sheila_FW
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 11, 2013
3:32 PM

Post #9480478

Patricia...Two if you don't have them promised. Can't have enough MW at a Monarch Waystation!

On the Orphan plants... Usually after our initial deliveries are made and safely under the tables, anything that is on top of the table can be traded for. Some new people don't have much and to those we are all willing to gift more to.

Then after the trading dies down, anything on top the tables that is left is free game; but the taking turns seems less intimidating for those too shy to ask. What say the rest of you?? Should we start a new tradition?? I remember in Jacksonville everyone carried what they didn't want to take home to the sidewalk and we called the orphan walk. :o))

LOL! @Carrie

This message was edited Apr 11, 2013 4:33 PM
pbtxlady
Garland, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 11, 2013
4:33 PM

Post #9480553

Yeah, the orphan walk is what I was remembering. That's where I got your entire can of EE's, Sheila, only I didn't know the can was full and planted the whole thing. LOL! I put about 3 dozen cones out there that no one had asked for, and they were blooming, and they just went swoosh, somewhere else.

I think the taking turns thing sounds nice. I dunno about everyone, but I don't do a lot of trades at the RU. I'd rather visit. Anyway, for the newbies, I don't have much room left, so nothing needed in return. I have a garden-ful of gorgeous plants mostly because of people here, and I'm thrilled to have people to pass them to who will enjoy them. So, if you want it, just ask.
Gypsi
Fort Worth, TX

April 11, 2013
4:47 PM

Post #9480564

Yes PB, I was talking to you, but on the phone and text messaging at the same time (I think) It was a crazy day for the phones around here. Anyway, what can I trade you for a flame acanthus? I think I have a few things not spoken for.

I like the take turns idea, but I'm a new-bie. Since snowflakes are so scarce I think I am going to break mine down in to "packs" of 2 or 3, and try to get a few, they are a good trade item. I still have a couple of lantana left too I think, All potted up and going. And of course a LOT of iris.
newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

April 11, 2013
5:00 PM

Post #9480583

I sort of like wandering around looking at the leftovers. Sometimes I see something new and get the chance to ask about it.
Gypsi
Fort Worth, TX

April 11, 2013
5:19 PM

Post #9480599

I'm looking forward to this. I've never been
sybram
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 11, 2013
7:15 PM

Post #9480736

Thanks for the frostweed, Sheila.
sybram
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 11, 2013
7:21 PM

Post #9480748

So, no one remembers giving me those bright orange flowers last year?? Are they some kind of daisy?

Also, remember that I have those gal pots (4) of that cute Mother of Thousands.

GFWaco

GFWaco
Bellmead, TX
(Zone 8b)

April 11, 2013
7:35 PM

Post #9480758

My favorite is to walk around to different people's tables and just ask questions about all the different plants I see. Then I can take pictures and make notes for next time. I found Root Beer Plants that way.

Angel
Gypsi
Fort Worth, TX

April 11, 2013
7:54 PM

Post #9480780

Do I need to bring a table?

patrob

patrob
Goldthwaite, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 11, 2013
7:57 PM

Post #9480787

This park has lots of tables. We've always had plenty of room for plants and eating without bringing any extra tables.
Gypsi
Fort Worth, TX

April 11, 2013
8:30 PM

Post #9480815

Sasparillo type root beer plants? Hmmmmm they smell so good.
bananna18
Colleyville, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 11, 2013
9:27 PM

Post #9480859

Pat, I have the Brazilian verbena for you. Dennis, I will have to check if the potted yucca can be divided, otherwise you'll have to wait till next RU. I ended up bringing my extra down to Austin for my son's new house.
pbtxlady
Garland, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 11, 2013
11:41 PM

Post #9480910

Gypsi, it's not necessary to trade me anything. You're already bringing me a peach iris and I'm thrilled about that. BUT, if you have any of the blue-eyed grass left, I have a good spot for one. After 7 years mine is looking a little peaked and I was just thinking I need to replant.

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 12, 2013
5:31 AM

Post #9481031

Dennis, I have a small potted yucca, would you like to have it?
Gypsi
Fort Worth, TX

April 12, 2013
6:59 AM

Post #9481136

PB, If the blue-eyed grass is wild iris - I'm looking for it, I lost mine when I moved 12 years ago.
newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

April 12, 2013
7:23 AM

Post #9481159

Sylvia and Gypsi I have a flame acanthus for you. I have one left, any takers?
sybram
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 12, 2013
7:38 AM

Post #9481173

I would like it, Newton. Do I have anything you would like in trade?

dfwdennis

dfwdennis
Grapevine, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 12, 2013
8:10 AM

Post #9481216

Thanks, Josephine, I would like it if it is unclaimed.

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 12, 2013
8:46 AM

Post #9481265

The yucca is your Dennis.

patrob

patrob
Goldthwaite, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 12, 2013
10:21 AM

Post #9481371

Josephine, if no one else has asked for them, I'd love to have your Brown Turkey fig and a red turk's cap.
newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

April 12, 2013
10:22 AM

Post #9481372

I will bring it for you sybram and I don't need anything for a trade.
C

GFwaco, would you like a pot of very small starts of Salvia gregii? They are the watermelon colored type.


frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 12, 2013
11:17 AM

Post #9481430

Sure Pat, the fig and the turk's cap are yours..
pbtxlady
Garland, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 12, 2013
11:36 AM

Post #9481447

Gypsi, I was talking about the sisyrinchium chilense, but I see that's on your want list, not your have list. I can bring you a little start of sisyrinchium angustifolium, if that will do instead. It will be small, though, because they all are.

patrob

patrob
Goldthwaite, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 12, 2013
11:48 AM

Post #9481464

Thank you, Josephine. I keeping hoping to find a Texas native for you when I'm in the pasture, but nothing new yet this spring.

Anna, thank you for the Brazilian verbena. I keep checking my cuttings for roots, but no luck yet. I probably should leave them alone. :)

GFWaco

GFWaco
Bellmead, TX
(Zone 8b)

April 12, 2013
12:06 PM

Post #9481491

Cheryl:

That would be awesome! My bff (who is coming with me) loves salvia and I am letting her share my garden with me since she doesn't have a yard this year. Thank you so much!

Angel

newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

April 13, 2013
7:10 AM

Post #9482311

I don't usually have anything that I actually think I "need" but I was wondering if anyone has any mex. hat seedlings? I seem to have killed my one brown flowering plant and would love a 2 or 3 seedlings if anyone has some. I moved him last fall and apparently it was a bad idea, I will miss him.
C

GFWaco

GFWaco
Bellmead, TX
(Zone 8b)

April 13, 2013
10:02 AM

Post #9482449

Ok, so today the owner of the park we live in gave me a fantastic offer. He has about 20 or so landscaping timbers that were used on a fence. One end he said is discolored from being in the ground but other than that they are simply weathered. I have not seen them yet but if they are in decent shape I was going to use some but there will be a lot left over.

If they are in good shape would anyone be interested in them? He said they are 8 feet long. Also might have some large tomato cages but I won't know till next week.

Angel

patrob

patrob
Goldthwaite, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 13, 2013
11:36 AM

Post #9482564

I found lots of Mexican hat seedlings this morning! Some will likely be bi-colored; some may be all yellow. There's no way to tell until they bloom. Cheryl, I have you down for 3.

Marty, I believe you were the other person who mentioned wanting some. Is 3 a good number for you as well? I'm going to dispose of the rest of my cowpen daisies this week. You said you had found volunteers in your garden and did not need any more, but I wanted to ask again just in case.

Anybody else want Mexican hats (Ratibida columnifera)? http://www.wildflower.org/gallery/result.php?id_image=24143

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 13, 2013
12:12 PM

Post #9482596

I will take some too Pat, since I take care of 4 butterfly gardens I can always use natives.
newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

April 13, 2013
12:28 PM

Post #9482613

I think I got my original plant from you Pat. The color doesnt matter at all. I would love and appreciate 3 of them.
Cheryl

patrob

patrob
Goldthwaite, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 13, 2013
12:44 PM

Post #9482628

I'll add some for you to my list, Josephine.
msgrubbyfungus
North Richland Hills, TX

April 13, 2013
1:22 PM

Post #9482668

I hate to ask for anything since I really don't have anything to trade with (I didn't start any seeds this year and have been in cleanup, rather than propagation mode) but if you would be so kind:

Shelia, could I please have your little date tree?

Thank you,

Kate
msgrubbyfungus
North Richland Hills, TX

April 13, 2013
1:25 PM

Post #9482670

Dennis,

Could I please have one of your pregnant onions? I believe I have some milkweed seeds in my seed box that I can give you.

Thanks,

Kate

dfwdennis

dfwdennis
Grapevine, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 13, 2013
1:40 PM

Post #9482677

I've got you down for a pregnant onion, Kate.

Can I have a Mexican hat, Pat, if you have an extra one?

patrob

patrob
Goldthwaite, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 13, 2013
1:45 PM

Post #9482682

I have plenty of Mexican hats and have you down for some, Dennis.
sylviatexas
Waxahachie, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 13, 2013
3:48 PM

Post #9482789

I'll bring Black-Eyed Susan (I think, I mean I'm pretty sure, I said Mexican Hat before, but I'm pretty sure they're BESusans) seeds;
I don't think it's too late to plant them.

& msgrubbyfungus, I have so many irises that need homes, literally boxes of them, I'd be happy for you to take some if you can use them.

They're just the old cemetary whites & a historic yellow that blooms along with the white, good for landscaping.

I could probably landscape Texas with these things...

This message was edited Apr 20, 2013 11:55 AM
steadycam3
Houston Heights, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 13, 2013
6:32 PM

Post #9482962

Patrob, I would like 6 mexican hats if you have enough. also dont throw away the cowpen daisies. I'll take all the left overs you have. I know my sister would like some and I have another friend who admired mine each time she walked by. I'd love to give her a couple. To save pots and soil, you can just put them all in the same pot for me.

dfwdennis

dfwdennis
Grapevine, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 13, 2013
6:56 PM

Post #9482997

I am bringing a Gulf Coast penstemon and a spineless prickly pear, if anyone is interested.

patrob

patrob
Goldthwaite, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 13, 2013
7:29 PM

Post #9483046

Marty, I'll bring you a bunch of Mexican hats and cowpen daisies. They are lucky little plants to be given a reprieve and a chance at a new life. :)
steadycam3
Houston Heights, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 13, 2013
7:51 PM

Post #9483088

I would like the GC penstemon, Dennis. I need some plants with flower spikes.
newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

April 13, 2013
8:44 PM

Post #9483140

I bet Austin would like the prickly pear.
steadycam3
Houston Heights, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 13, 2013
8:46 PM

Post #9483142

cheryl, did you see the photo of the two pieces you gave me last year? I posted on April blooms even tho they were not blooming.
newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

April 13, 2013
8:50 PM

Post #9483146

I didn't remember bringing you any. I am glad they are growing and amusing.
steadycam3
Houston Heights, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 13, 2013
8:58 PM

Post #9483153

It changes almost daily now as the little one has started to grow "arms" and the big one's head keeps getting bigger.

carrielamont

carrielamont
Milton, MA
(Zone 6a)

April 14, 2013
9:46 AM

Post #9483511

Whoever gave me the Iris-that-lives-inside last fall...it is blooming!

GFWaco

GFWaco
Bellmead, TX
(Zone 8b)

April 14, 2013
4:08 PM

Post #9483897

So nobody is interested in landscaping timbers? I won't load them up if no one wants them...Let me know before they hit he burn pile!

Angel
steadycam3
Houston Heights, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 14, 2013
4:27 PM

Post #9483920

Gasp! Please dont burn them unless you just have to. Build some more beds. build beds for your neighbors. stack them out of sight. I would take them but how do I get them home? that is something that can be used for a lot of things and to burn up wood just seems sacrilegious (sp).
Gypsi
Fort Worth, TX

April 14, 2013
7:50 PM

Post #9484206

I have a way to haul landscaping timbers home, as long as I get the 2 tons of rock off my trailer between now and next weekend. Anyone need limestone boulders? (approx weight each 300 lbs)
newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

April 14, 2013
8:08 PM

Post #9484225

LOL I don't think I can lift a 300 pound boulder but its a tempting idea.
C
Gypsi
Fort Worth, TX

April 14, 2013
8:17 PM

Post #9484238

I can't lift them either, but I can back the trailer up to the corner of my yard and flip them off with a rock pole. (you are so not going to believe this when you realize how bit I am not...) A rock pole is a mighty good lever.

I would rather have the landscape timbers, I need more garden, less rock. Anyone want some rock? (it doesn't burn well.)

This message was edited Apr 14, 2013 9:20 PM
covenantgarden
(Carol) Euless, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 15, 2013
2:57 AM

Post #9484335

Yes. I want them. We will always take rocks.
sylviatexas
Waxahachie, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 15, 2013
5:35 AM

Post #9484444

If no one else wants them, I'll take some landscape timbers.

I'm always marking off beds or separating different areas.

oops, just saw someone else wants them; please disregard!



This message was edited Apr 15, 2013 9:14 AM
Gypsi
Fort Worth, TX

April 15, 2013
6:15 AM

Post #9484508

CovenantGarden - do you have a way to get rocks home from the swap? These are very large (3 ft across, 10 inches thick) and very heavy. If no one has a way to transport, I will clear the corner of my corner lot and pile them there to keep semis from running over the corner that was once a flower bed. I need to clear the trailer and could then pick up landscape timbers. They are limestone and not suitable for ponds or watergardens.
covenantgarden
(Carol) Euless, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 15, 2013
7:18 AM

Post #9484600

Gypsi, we do have a very tough pickup that would haul them, but I don't know how we'd get them from your trailer into our truck if they are that heavy. My husband is stout, but would still need help. We only live about 8 miles from the Round-up. If you really don't want them, you could come by our place before the Round-up and we'll unload them here. Easier to flip them out than to lift up into a truck. We would use them along the curb to keep people from driving up in our yard. The road curves in front of our house and people tend to straighten it out. If you decide to keep them and use on your place, that's okay too. How many rocks are there?
Gypsi
Fort Worth, TX

April 15, 2013
7:49 AM

Post #9484671

I'm not sure how many there are. My guys pulled them out of a pond, and I was on another job during the demo. It took 3 very large young men to lift one, (for several of them) so no, your husband doesn't stand a chance. I need some for my corner, so before we talk about this more, let me try to get a few off when I get home from work today, and then maybe I can see what is underneath.

dfwdennis

dfwdennis
Grapevine, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 15, 2013
8:38 AM

Post #9484762

Anyone want a strawberry bush (euonymus americanus)?
sylviatexas
Waxahachie, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 15, 2013
9:03 AM

Post #9484822

Here's what I have written down for everyone;
please let me know if I've made any mistakes.


Steadycam3:

To:
pond
stinging nettle if it's still with us
spuria iris

from:
hyacinth bean
spuria iris
giant Turk's cap
Cashmere Bouquet

(if you have extra Brunfelsia, I'd like to try it.)

Patrob

To:
yellow irises

from:
gayfeather
mealy cup sage
eggplant
tomatoes
asclepias


dfwdennis

to:
white irises
grape hyacinth

from:
heartleaf skullcap
lyreleaf sage
mealy cup sage

newtonsthirdlaw

to:
Mexican Hat seeds?
what else can I bring you?

From:
prairie verbena

pttxlady

to:
datura
misc iris

from:
Snowcap daisies
Shasta daisies
red canna
flame acanthus
Tx columbine
obedient plant
Indigo Spires & St John's Wort cuttings
sky blue salvia

sheila

to:
glassware
spuria iris
white & yellow irises
pots

from:
frostweed
lyreleaf sage
Virginia sweetspire
Salvia Hot Lips
Althea
Mrs Duelberg salvia
oxalis
false foxglove

covenant garden

to:
white iris
spuria iris
Mexican petunia
nandina
sunflower seeds

from:
Stuttgart canna
Chocolate mint
Crinum
Trailing lantana

bananna
What can I bring you?

From:
Mrs Duelberg Salvia
Brazilian verbena

gfwaco
Don Juan & cuttings
other rose cuttings

gypsi

I may have forgotten to post a separate message, but I have a holly fern or Japanese wood fern, & I'd be happy to trade it for some daffs & white buddleia cuttings.

austinram

to:
2 kinds of cactus starts.

sybram

to:
mulch
What else can I bring you?

from:
elephant ears
hibiscus

msgrubbyfungus

to:
egg cartons


This message was edited Apr 15, 2013 6:21 PM
cindylove
Lewisville, TX
(Zone 7b)

April 15, 2013
9:57 AM

Post #9484881

Hey folks we will be coming after all!!! My craft bazaar got cancelled!!! I don't have any plants started but I will bring seeds...in particular Texas Sensitive Peas. I will also bring some plant containers & anything else I can find!! Look forward to seeing everyone!!!
cindylove
Lewisville, TX
(Zone 7b)

April 15, 2013
10:02 AM

Post #9484890

Stephanietx do you still have a Zexmenia?? I would love to have it but have nothing to trade from your list. If you have any obedient plants left I would like 2 of those please. Thank you!

This message was edited Apr 15, 2013 1:13 PM
austinram
Midlothian, TX

April 15, 2013
10:59 AM

Post #9484980

[quote="newtonsthirdlaw"]LOL I don't think I can lift a 300 pound boulder but its a tempting idea.
C[/quote]

LOL! sounds tempting
cindylove
Lewisville, TX
(Zone 7b)

April 15, 2013
11:18 AM

Post #9485000

Patrob, if you have any Mexican hat's left I would love some...let's say 6?? They are one of my fav's!!
cindylove
Lewisville, TX
(Zone 7b)

April 15, 2013
11:20 AM

Post #9485004

Gypsi, I would LOVE more rocks if it's not too much trouble & certainly not too big!! I am bringing seeds so I will be more than happy to give some to you!!
cindylove
Lewisville, TX
(Zone 7b)

April 15, 2013
11:23 AM

Post #9485007

Gypsi, I don't have a truck, just my PT so it sounds like I am out of luck for the rocks...hmmm... I hate to "let them go"!! hahahahaha
newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

April 15, 2013
11:24 AM

Post #9485009

'Sylvia I have the prairie verbena but not the game cock iris, that was someone else.
Cheryl

patrob

patrob
Goldthwaite, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 15, 2013
11:26 AM

Post #9485015

Cindy, I have a couple of extra Mexican hats that I will put your name on.

Loonie1

Loonie1
Rowlett, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 15, 2013
11:32 AM

Post #9485021

Who was it that wanted a Trailing Lantana? My TL has given me a volunteer so I can pot it up for whoever wants it.

Carla
newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

April 15, 2013
11:35 AM

Post #9485030

Dennis, the sundew is looking poorly but I will bring it anyway as they often have good recovery after transplanting. Do you have any Saracennia? I have a small pot of what I think is Judith Hindle if you would like it.
C
pbtxlady
Garland, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 15, 2013
11:47 AM

Post #9485044

The gamecock iris is mine. I am not sure I'm going to be able to bring any, though. May have to wait until fall.
sybram
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 15, 2013
11:54 AM

Post #9485048

Does anyone have more gayfeather? I use to have that, and it really did well out here. Several, if possible.

dfwdennis

dfwdennis
Grapevine, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 15, 2013
12:07 PM

Post #9485063

I am very interested in the pitcher plant Cheryl. Thanks!

patrob

patrob
Goldthwaite, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 15, 2013
2:20 PM

Post #9485210

Carla, trailing lantana is on my wish list, and I'd love to have another.

Sybil, I have gayfeather (Liatris mucronata) and will dig some for you.
Gypsi
Fort Worth, TX

April 15, 2013
7:22 PM

Post #9485438

I would love some ferns, thank you Sylvia. I'd best do another few white buddleia cuttings tomorrow after work. Ran out of potting soil.

On the rocks, I think the only way to move them is to roll/tilt off trailer, and I got in from work after dark tonight, and couldn't even look, much less hitch up. Will see what happens between now and sunday, if convenient to bring, I will bring, if not, well, it's a lot more work than snipping a cutting. They are huge and only dump-off-able.
sybram
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 15, 2013
7:22 PM

Post #9485439

Woohoo, thanks, Patrob.
covenantgarden
(Carol) Euless, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 15, 2013
7:34 PM

Post #9485454

Gypsi, whatever you decide is fine. I understand, it is a lot of work!
newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

April 15, 2013
7:41 PM

Post #9485469

Here are what I have down for promised plants. Let me know if I have missed any please.

Sheila-2 Engelmann daisy, skeleton leaf goldeneye
steadycam- 1wine cup, 2 R. hirta, 2 pink scullcap, prairie verbena, rock rose(maybe), skeleton leaf goldeneye
Stephanie -2 wine cups, heartleaf skullcap
2 wine cups- Dennis -cane cholla, pink sundew, christmas cholla, 1 engelmann daisy, small pitcher plant hybrid
patrob-sedum, black and blue salvia
Josephine-prairie verbena seedlings, skeleton leaf goldeneye
PBTX-heartleaf skullcap
Gypsi - hearleaf skullcap, flame acanthus
Sylvia - prairie verbena seedlings (2), flame acanthus (1), heartleaf scullcap
GFwaco-flame acanthus, Salvia greggii (small rooted cuttings)
sybram - flame acanthus





This message was edited Apr 16, 2013 3:29 AM
Gypsi
Fort Worth, TX

April 15, 2013
8:54 PM

Post #9485547

Sylvia, if you still have that Don Juan Rose, I've been trying to replace the one I lost when I moved for about 10 years. Missed reading that part of the thread. I am updating my list on post 1 right now. And what could I trade you for it?

NewtonsThirdLaw - Was there a third flame acanthus and what can I trade you for it?

This message was edited Apr 15, 2013 10:27 PM
Gypsi
Fort Worth, TX

April 15, 2013
9:53 PM

Post #9485580

Sheila, is your passiflower spoken for? or your sisyrinchium angustifolium salvia? Working on my trade list, I have your Iris down. Or maybe a white butterfly ginger or black/blue salvia.

Gypsi
Gypsi
Fort Worth, TX

April 15, 2013
10:00 PM

Post #9485586

My updated list. Too exhausted to try to fix it on page 1.
Goodnight!

I can bring some egg cartons, but not many, just freecycled a bunch.
I have 2 potted small lantana, Pink/yellow/white Lantana camara "confetti", potted last fall, ready to go...
I am digging out Iris to add another bed to the vegetable garden, might pot a couple. I have some of the fancy peach scented ones (see my have list). .
beautiful silver artemisa, fine leaved type, 2 cuttings
I have a pot of very pale early daffodils that are scented. Tazetta Narcissus
6 Leucojum Aestivum. bulbs, 2 of which still have stems, potted up today.
1 rooted cutting of red turks cap, might make it. Will bring if alive.
mixed color dutch bearded iris - white, lavender, blue, purple - unknown which is which
Starts of my oregano, which blooms white, is only moderately invasive, mild spicy flavor (not super hot), and MIGHT be greek oregano "Origanum vulgare" but its taste does not burn the tongue. I cook with it a lot, very nice stuff fresh or dried.

i would like a rooted cutting of passionflower edulis.
I have been looking for this for years, last had one in the early 1990's:
Honey Daisy, Huisache Daisy, Amblyolepsis setigera
a mason bee house or woodblock with tubes would be wonderful. And any kind of bee forage.
There is a tiny wildflower that grows in little grassy clumps about 6 inches tall and is native to north Texas, Swordleaf Blue-Eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium chilense), Iridaceae Family, native, perennial, blooms in March through May

Read more: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/528127/#ixzz2NlGBQ...
Thank you DG for the Texas natives thread. I'd like a small clump if anyone has any. (although it likes being in the lawn better than a watered flowerbed.
giving:

peach iris and artemesia to SteadyCam
egg cartons: Miss Grubby Fungus
peach iris, oregano, white buddleia cuttings: Patrob
peach iris, buddleia cuttings: GF Waco
peach iris: PBTXlady
peach iris, dutch bearded iris: Sheila_fw
bearded iris, white buddleia cuttings, daffodils, maybe lantana: Sylvia
daffodils and snowflakes: DFW Dennis
peach iris, lavender scented iris: Covenant Garden



receiving
mealy blue sage seeds, asclepias seeds, Blue Crown Passiflora vol. SteadyCam
sedum - DFW Dennis
heartleaf skullcap, flame acanthus? - Newton's Third Law
fern: Sylvia
blue salvia, columbine, black gamecock iris if available, sisyrinchium angustifolium, flame acanthus?: pbtxlady
mealy cup sage, sweet autumn clematis: Patrob
cumin seed: CarrieLamont
ice plant: Sybram
banana pepper seedlings, landscape timbers: GF Waco
pink crinum lily: Covenant Garden.

pbtxlady
Garland, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 15, 2013
10:59 PM

Post #9485603

Sylvia, I have your flame acanthus and everything else, but I don't think the black gamecock is going to get divided for this RU. Just starting to bud out and I don't want to dig it till it's done.
newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

April 16, 2013
2:28 AM

Post #9485637

I have a FA for you gypsi.
C
sylviatexas
Waxahachie, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 16, 2013
8:50 AM

Post #9485932

Thanks, pb!

I've seen pictures of Black Gamecock, & it' s just gorgeous, good for you for taking care of its welfare.

Just to keep myself from getting more confused than absolutely necessary, I took it off my list.

edited to add:

Gypsi, the Don Juan is promised to Angel;
I can get cuttings of other roses, Martha Gonzales, an old pink that may be Old Blush, one that I'm pretty sure is Mrs B R Cant.

& a neighbor told me I can take cuttings of a huge deep red grandiflora that I'm pretty sure is Oklahoma.




This message was edited Apr 16, 2013 10:11 AM
austinram
Midlothian, TX

April 16, 2013
9:54 AM

Post #9486047

I know I am VERY late asking this but, I'm going to ask...

Does anybody have any unclaimed ferns of any kind?
If not thats ok.

Have a good day everyone!

thanks, Austin

Loonie1

Loonie1
Rowlett, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 16, 2013
11:32 AM

Post #9486137

Patricia, I will pot up the Trailing Lantana for you.

Carla

dfwdennis

dfwdennis
Grapevine, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 16, 2013
11:39 AM

Post #9486144

My wife wanted me to see if anyone has a grape tomato to give away. Ours is looking very stunted by the damage it took during the late cold weather.

patrob

patrob
Goldthwaite, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 16, 2013
11:54 AM

Post #9486155

Thank you, Carla.

Dennis, I did not start any grape or even cherry tomatoes this year, but I have an extra 'Siberia,' which makes 2 oz fruit on a determinate bush. If your wife would like to try it, I'll be happy to bring it for you.
pbtxlady
Garland, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 16, 2013
1:04 PM

Post #9486217

steadycam, do you have any left of the blue ginger/galangal? I was just looking at that last night and drooling over it. Didn't know it was edible, though.

Sheila_FW

Sheila_FW
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 16, 2013
1:35 PM

Post #9486248

Wow...gone 3 days and you all have gone to warp speed!!

Gypsi... I have passiflower spoken, white butterfly ginger & black/blue salvia for you. I don't have blue-eyed grass but would love some too. I will link your new list at the top of the page.

Patrob... Any mexican hats left if so can I get a couple from you. Don't think I had any make it from last season.
'
Austin...I can bring you more of the hardy noid fern, not a problem. Oh, and speak up for the spinless cactus someone was offering if you want it.

patrob

patrob
Goldthwaite, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 16, 2013
1:49 PM

Post #9486268

I have a couple of Mexican hats saved for you, Sheila. I thought you might want some.

Sheila_FW

Sheila_FW
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 16, 2013
1:56 PM

Post #9486276

Thanks Patricia. One of these days I hope I can make them happy!
pbtxlady
Garland, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 16, 2013
4:41 PM

Post #9486459

austin, I have a few extras and leftovers, but if there's anything on my list that you want, please ask now, or else they may not be among the extras I am bringing. I suspect others are in the same boat. Anything in particular you're looking for?

GFWaco

GFWaco
Bellmead, TX
(Zone 8b)

April 16, 2013
6:38 PM

Post #9486572

Ok, as far as the timbers go, I am going to try to bring the timbers. I don't know if I will be able to bring my truck now or not. Anyway, there are plenty of timbers from what I have heard.

I am not in charge of if they go to the burn pile, I am getting them from a neighbor. I will see everyone on Sunday for sure. I would LOVE rock, just no way to tote it back to Waco LOL!

I don't know how much I will be on between now and then, lots to do and still recovering from bronchitis. Can't wait to finally meet everyone!!!

Angel
austinram
Midlothian, TX

April 16, 2013
8:31 PM

Post #9486687

Thanks Sheila, I'll take it if you are getting rid of it, but if there is not room in your car for it, then don't worry about it. :)

Again I am REALLY sorry I was so late.
steadycam3
Houston Heights, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 16, 2013
10:06 PM

Post #9486741

pbtx, when I divided my galangal about a month ago, I ended up with 4 pots so yes, I will bring you one.
Gypsi
Fort Worth, TX

April 16, 2013
10:42 PM

Post #9486754

Sheila, No need for another rose, I've got Queen Elizabeth antiques, red climbers, and one similar to a Don Juan that I got a few years ago, just not a Don Juan. I may be able to get a cutting from my original one next winter, but thank you.

And one day a gamecock iris would be wonderful, when it won't harm them to be divided

carrielamont

carrielamont
Milton, MA
(Zone 6a)

April 17, 2013
9:02 AM

Post #9487218

Gypsi, cumin seeds from me, yes!
pbtxlady
Garland, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 17, 2013
2:40 PM

Post #9487612

thank you, Marty!
steadycam3
Houston Heights, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 17, 2013
3:05 PM

Post #9487641

Stephanie, If no one has asked for your blackfoot daisy, could I please have it?
steadycam3
Houston Heights, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 17, 2013
3:08 PM

Post #9487642

Patrob, do you have ;any silky gold asclepias left? If so could I have a couple?

patrob

patrob
Goldthwaite, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 17, 2013
4:00 PM

Post #9487734

I do, Marty, and I'll put your name on 3 of them.
newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

April 17, 2013
5:01 PM

Post #9487829

patrob,
Would it be a problem if I brought the sedum unpotted and in plastic bags? They are quite hardy if not kept too dry. I would also be willing to pull up more if I didnt have to pot it all.
Cheryl

patrob

patrob
Goldthwaite, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 17, 2013
5:43 PM

Post #9487863

Sedum in bags is perfectly okay! Whatever makes the task easiest works for me.
newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

April 17, 2013
6:09 PM

Post #9487889

Thanks, I have run out of pots and desire to get more for now.
C
Gypsi
Fort Worth, TX

April 17, 2013
7:25 PM

Post #9487960

I have one huge white buddleia cutting, root is about 18 inches long, top about the same (it had separated itself at the base of the trunk. Then I have a stack of freshly washed styrofoam cups but no potting soil, and no dome tops. I do have tomorrow off, will try to start cuttings then.

On my mixed iris I seem to have 2 dominant colors, lavender/blue and white. I do have plenty of peach because I separated them out years ago and focused some tlc on them. Will probably be lifting actual iris in bloom to bring, so you need to plant promptly but can see what you are getting. Those without blooms have a good chance of being either lavender or white
bananna18
Colleyville, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 17, 2013
8:56 PM

Post #9488041

Cheryl, I have lots of 4" pots if you want.
Gypsi, I would love a peach and lavender/blue iris. I decided to make an iris bed and they have a home waiting! Is there anything on my list you want?
newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

April 18, 2013
2:37 AM

Post #9488128

I would take some 4-6 inch pots. What can I give you for them?
C

patrob

patrob
Goldthwaite, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 18, 2013
3:39 AM

Post #9488148

Gypsi, since the buddeia already has roots, you can skip the domed top. Just stick that cutting in some dirt and water it or wrap the roots in wet paper towel and a plastic bag or plastic wrap. I've mailed plants with paper towel and plastic with success, so it should work fine on one you are taking to a swap in person.

The weather is going to be mild on Sunday, and that's good for people and plants. lol I washed my light jacket and will have it along just in case.

newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

April 18, 2013
5:05 AM

Post #9488209

Patrob,
Do you have Salvia pentstemonoides?

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 18, 2013
5:48 AM

Post #9488259

Anna, I will bring you some Iris also, these are heirlooms from Mrs. Bickley, she is the lady who gave me the elephant garlic.

Sheila_FW

Sheila_FW
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 18, 2013
5:58 AM

Post #9488275

Gypsi and Frostweed...Might I get three of each iris from you both?

This message was edited Apr 18, 2013 6:58 AM
debnes_dfw_tx
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 18, 2013
6:47 AM

Post #9488346

Thought I had reserved myself a space here, but I don't have much if anything to trade this year. Just very glad to go to see all of my dear DGers.

I need milkweed seed and anything for butterflies y'all have to spare.

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 18, 2013
6:52 AM

Post #9488357

You have them Sheila.
_________________________________________________________________________
I will put you on the list Deb, good to hear from you.

patrob

patrob
Goldthwaite, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 18, 2013
6:59 AM

Post #9488367

Cheryl, I don't have Salvia penstemonoides. It's supposed to be native to my area, but I've never seen it growing. A very nice salvia.

Josephine, could I get one of your heirloom irises? lol As I have grown older, I have developed an appreciation for the older irises too.

Deb, I planted all my milkweed seed, but there are some milkweed seedlings on my list. Take a look and see if there are any you would like to have: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/p.php?pid=9435870

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 18, 2013
7:19 AM

Post #9488390

O.K. Pat Iris for you as well.
newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

April 18, 2013
7:30 AM

Post #9488405

Pat, I have a small S. penstemonoides for you. You have been so generous with your seedlings, its yours if you wish.
C

patrob

patrob
Goldthwaite, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 18, 2013
7:41 AM

Post #9488421

Thank you, Josephine!

Thank you, Cheryl!

This is a very generous bunch of gardeners, and I'm happy to share what I have in return. lol I never thought ALL those seeds would grow, and it's a good thing some of you are giving them spots to grow.

Sheila_FW

Sheila_FW
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 18, 2013
11:35 AM

Post #9488649

Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought I would ever be asking this...but does anyone have any purple heart wandering jew to thin out?? My dogs destroyed mine long ago. The Neighborhood Police Dept where I volunteer needs something to grow in their window beds along the front of the building. They say at one time they had Purple Heart and it worked great until a contractor destroyed it. I will be happy to take any cuttings just in trash bags to root, no need to pot up.
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/117078/
covenantgarden
(Carol) Euless, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 18, 2013
1:53 PM

Post #9488781

Sheila, I have some growing between a sidewalk and my house (only way to contain it). I will break some off Sunday morning and bring to you.
Gypsi
Fort Worth, TX

April 18, 2013
4:58 PM

Post #9488959

I will bring as many iris as I can (and that's a lot.) I have a very successful reproductive rate around here.
Meantime, I was horrified to find out what our Texas Senate has planned for those of us with Backyard chickens, or small farms. I'll try to catch up post reading after I'm done sending out petition links. Info in another post
bananna18
Colleyville, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 18, 2013
8:19 PM

Post #9489168

Thank you for the iris, Gypsi and Josephine! I know you like natives and I can easily dig the purple winged loosestrife Broncbuster gave me long ago, some snake herb and/or pink salvia greggi.

Sheila_FW

Sheila_FW
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 19, 2013
6:14 AM

Post #9489379

Thanks for the purple heart covenantgarden. Anyone else have some? There is about 60 foot of frontage at the Police Dept. that needs plants.

stephanietx

stephanietx
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 19, 2013
1:29 PM

Post #9489807

I have a dilemma! Mark's back is out of whack and I've been recovering from a strep infection which has thrown me for a loop. I will be digging plants today and tomorrow, but may not get everything dug that people have asked for. I still plan on coming, but Mark is questionable since I'm not sure how mobile he'll be. I hope you all understand!!

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 19, 2013
1:42 PM

Post #9489821

I am sorry Stephanie, don't worry about the plants, I hope you can make it.
steadycam3
Houston Heights, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 19, 2013
1:46 PM

Post #9489825

Sheila, I have plenty of purple heart and I'll bring a batch.
msgrubbyfungus
North Richland Hills, TX

April 19, 2013
4:27 PM

Post #9489998

Lol Sylvia,

I think I could landscape Texas with all the Irises at my house as well (I really need to thin them), I will however take some for my dad -- I know he'd love to have some for his house in FW.

Thank you,

Kate
pbtxlady
Garland, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 19, 2013
7:16 PM

Post #9490197

Sheila, I will look, but I think mine only has one sprout up right now. It has never done much for me.

Course, if you wanted some creeping jenny or carpet sedum instead... (LOL).

Sheila_FW

Sheila_FW
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 19, 2013
9:06 PM

Post #9490288

Stephanie... So sorry about Mark, tell him to stay home so he can take it easy. If you need help digging, loading, etc. tomorrow please call me. I don't have plans to do anything but last minute tagging and sorting, and I am close.

Steadycam...Thanks Marty I appreciate it.

Pbtxlady... They just wanted the purple heart but thanks! BTW...I can't find the hellebores in all my weeds! Bring it in the fall.

Sheila_FW

Sheila_FW
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 20, 2013
6:20 AM

Post #9490557

Sorry I let this thread get so long...too late to start another now!

*****Reminder*****
*Those of you returning know that we put plants on TOP of the table that are up for new trading.
*The pre-traded items you bring go UNDERNEARTH that person's spot.

*****New****
I am marking a table as ORPHAN PLANTS this year. We cannot take turns with so many people, but I will ask that you:
*Tell newcomers about the table and to check it often!
*Place any plants you don't want trades for and don't want to take home again on this table (hopefully labeled).
*Returning members please wait until AFTER door prizes to make your orphan selection.
Gypsi
Fort Worth, TX

April 20, 2013
6:21 AM

Post #9490560

I am one person so I should bring one door prize, maybe a pair of gardening gloves? or an IRIS? LOL

Sheila_FW

Sheila_FW
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 20, 2013
6:33 AM

Post #9490572

Yes, bring one door prize for yourself and if you have a guest, bring one for them also. We will have a few extras in case some one forgets; we want everyone to leave with something.

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 20, 2013
6:46 AM

Post #9490579

Excellent advice Sheila, also please bring a wagon if you have it, it helps a lot for carrying plants back and forth.
sybram
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 20, 2013
8:23 AM

Post #9490695

Patrob, if you still have plenty of Mexican Hats, I would love a few. I have one, and it does so well here.

patrob

patrob
Goldthwaite, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 20, 2013
9:04 AM

Post #9490735

Sybil, I can't make the trip back to the ranch today to dig more, but perhaps I can bring you some in the fall.
cindylove
Lewisville, TX
(Zone 7b)

April 20, 2013
9:53 AM

Post #9490783

THANK YOU Patrob I have a special place for those MH!!! hahahaha.

I will bring pots, a few LA iris' & some seeds, as I don't have much TX native plants as y'all do!! hahahahaha
See you tomorrow!!!
sybram
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 20, 2013
9:56 AM

Post #9490785

That will be fine, Patrob. Thanks.

Josephine, did you ever get back to me about where you saw the yellow weeds that Steadycam wanted? I gotta get them potted.

stephanietx

stephanietx
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 20, 2013
10:46 AM

Post #9490829

Who wanted dill?
pbtxlady
Garland, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 20, 2013
10:58 AM

Post #9490838

I did, Stephanie, but I was at Calloway's the other day and grabbed one. Thank you anyway. I haven't gotten my cumin seeds potted up yet, but I have plenty of seeds if you'd like some. I hope you're feeling better!

Does anyone have any basil seedlings left? I had promised to root some for my dad, but my plant is too old and woody and I can't get it to root any more.

stephanietx

stephanietx
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 20, 2013
11:00 AM

Post #9490839

Cumin (cilantro) has to be planted in the fall. It bolts in the heat.

I'll bring some dill for others who may want some as well as seeds.

patrob

patrob
Goldthwaite, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 20, 2013
11:16 AM

Post #9490851

Pattie, I still have plenty of little bitty basil seedlings: Italian large leaf, lemon, lime, and cinnamon.

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 20, 2013
11:31 AM

Post #9490859

Sybil it was in back of your horse pen and all over the back woods, the ones with the tiny yellow flowers, they call it Broomweed.
sybram
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 20, 2013
2:20 PM

Post #9490959

Thanks, Josephine. It's funny, but we don't have many "weeds" up yet. I'll look for it, though.
sybram
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 20, 2013
2:22 PM

Post #9490962

Patrob, I would like basil. I love that stuff, but my plant man didn't have his in when I was over there.

patrob

patrob
Goldthwaite, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 20, 2013
2:57 PM

Post #9490999

Which kind(s), Sybil? I am just about to carry your box out to the car, but I think I can wedge a little more in there. :) When I finished potting up the Mexican hats, I discovered a couple with little plants right next to them and marked those for you.

lol Now I've just got to figure how to get all these boxes plus big bags of goat poo, into a CR-V.

stephanietx

stephanietx
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 20, 2013
3:09 PM

Post #9491012

I got everything potted up except for the Coneflowers for Steadycam and the Crinums. I just don't have the oomph to dig those crinums up at this time. On the coneflowers, I couldn't find any babies, which is odd because I'm usually overrun with them.

stephanietx

stephanietx
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 20, 2013
3:10 PM

Post #9491014

Pat, just strap the poop to the top!

patrob

patrob
Goldthwaite, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 20, 2013
3:33 PM

Post #9491037

lol Stephanie My oomph is gone too! In fact, it has been gone for a long time. :(
sybram
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 20, 2013
3:49 PM

Post #9491054

Thanks, Pat. Any kind is great. I don't have any in yet this year.
sybram
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 20, 2013
3:57 PM

Post #9491064

Josephine and Steadycam,

Girls, I just don't believe it's out there yet. Take a look. Those big stalks from last year are what you're talking about, I think. No, those were your cow pen daisies, weren't they? OK, I see lots of those little thin dried up stalks from last year, but nothing similar to that coming up now. A lot of the stuff has little pink or white flowers on it, not yellow. A weed is a weed is a weed to me, you know. Sorry girls, don't mean to offend. If you spot it in the pics, I'll go get some real quick.

I know it's not those little brown things. I KNOW what that is. lol

Sheila_FW

Sheila_FW
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 20, 2013
4:08 PM

Post #9491082

Josephine, you had Frank take a picture of you sitting on a log or farm implement in the middle of the broom weed I think. It was past the horsepen, down a trail to the right then left. It was just before where we stepped into the wooded area & walked toward the fence along the ravine.

This message was edited Apr 20, 2013 5:20 PM

stephanietx

stephanietx
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 20, 2013
4:14 PM

Post #9491094

Lots of cowpen daisy seedlings in the first pic, Sybil. The broomweed was out past the horse pen.

Sheila_FW

Sheila_FW
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 20, 2013
4:49 PM

Post #9491130

Stephanie...I would love dill from you. My fennel didn't come back this year and didn't plant the dill early enough. I have what I think is a pink Turks cap for you.
Kate...I did finally catch the Date tree request...you got it.

stephanietx

stephanietx
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 20, 2013
5:17 PM

Post #9491158

Sheila, I have a dill for you. They don't usually transplant well, so I'll bring some seeds, too. I found one little dill with a baby cat on it. They're everywhere in my yard!

carrielamont

carrielamont
Milton, MA
(Zone 6a)

April 20, 2013
5:34 PM

Post #9491178

That's SO cool, Stephanie.

GFWaco

GFWaco
Bellmead, TX
(Zone 8b)

April 20, 2013
6:01 PM

Post #9491216

OH I forgot, I won't be able to bring the landscaping timbers after all. The neighbor who has them went out of town and forgot to bring them to me...*sigh* Sorry all. But hey, I do have an new thing for a door prize if you think anyone would want it. I am into recycling as much as possible so along with my dog food bag totes, I have made a garden apron.

It is newly done so it is a bit stiff and I don't have hot water to wash it in, but it will loosen up over time for sure. Here is a picture - let me know if I should bring it or not:
pbtxlady
Garland, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 20, 2013
6:05 PM

Post #9491229

Pat, I don't know much about the different varieties of basil. I'm guessing that probably the large-leaf would work best for them, because they like to use it to make bruschetta, but if you think another type would be better, I'm sure they'll like it. Thank you!
pbtxlady
Garland, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 20, 2013
6:17 PM

Post #9491249

LOL--so now the last-minute posting starts fast and furious.

I packed up 10 flats of plants today. All ready to load--now I just have to figure out how to get it all in the car. :)

Some of the stuff that I dug in the last 2-3 days is wilted--daisies, obedient plant, and a couple of other things that pout at first. I mention that because I don't want anyone to be horrified when they get them. They should all bounce back in a few days.

For the two people who asked for Indigo Spires cuttings--Pat and someone else? I potted those up a couple of weeks ago. They haven't rooted yet, but they also haven't rotted, so I'm bringing them. Normally they root very quickly. I'm wondering if it's a bit early for them. They like the heat and we've been pretty cold so far for April. If they don't eventually root, just let me know, and when it warms up, I will start more.

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 20, 2013
6:58 PM

Post #9491289

Very cute apron GFWaco please bring it.

Loonie1

Loonie1
Rowlett, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 20, 2013
7:30 PM

Post #9491345

I have 4 Saliva Greggii seedlings. They will be either red, pink, or coral. And one Rose Campion seedling. It likes morning sun and afternoon shade, and has beautiful deep red blooms. If nobody speaks for them, I will put them on the Orphan table.

Carla
steadycam3
Houston Heights, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 20, 2013
7:43 PM

Post #9491371

i want the Rose Campion please.
covenantgarden
(Carol) Euless, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 20, 2013
7:46 PM

Post #9491378

Wow! My head is spinning just scrolling to the bottom of the page. Whole lot of tradin' goin' on. LOL! I look forward to meeting everyone tomorrow! This is already fun.

stephanietx

stephanietx
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 20, 2013
7:50 PM

Post #9491383

Carla, can I have one of your greggiis please?

Sheila_FW

Sheila_FW
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 20, 2013
8:04 PM

Post #9491400

The apron is too cute! I used to work for a vet, that would have been ideal to wear to bathe dogs too.

Loonie1

Loonie1
Rowlett, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 20, 2013
8:12 PM

Post #9491404

Steadycam, the Rose Campion is yours. Stephanie, I will mark a Salvia Greggii for you.

Carla

GFWaco

GFWaco
Bellmead, TX
(Zone 8b)

April 20, 2013
8:35 PM

Post #9491417

Sheila: I never thought of that, might have to keep it now LOL...nah, I will bring it.

I didn't get the bird feeders done, I was going to cut wine bottles and do the bird feeders day before yesterday but as you all may have heard the fertilizer plant in West (just down the street from us basically) blew up. That in itself is bad enough, but it sent tons of ammonia into the air. I have lung problems and couldn't go outside for a couple of days so the bottles didn't get done. I will try if I have time after church to put one together but no promises.

However, I will bring the empty wine bottles with me for anyone who might like to make them on their own. I think I am as organized as I can be after this week. I cant wait to meet everyone tomorrow - night and God Bless!

Angel
Gypsi
Fort Worth, TX

April 20, 2013
8:43 PM

Post #9491419

It looks like I might have a trailer with large limestone boulders with me, no guarantees. I fell today and sprained my left thumb, not sure if I can hitch it up. I only have one actual rooted white buddleia, I will take some cuttings in the morning, ya'll will have to get them to root, I have had a very very long week. Fortunately most of the stuff on my tradelist to go out was potted back in october and is all good to go and sitting on the front porch. I'll lift iris just before I go to town. Looking forward to it!

Sheila_FW

Sheila_FW
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 20, 2013
10:04 PM

Post #9491455

Hope you got a committment from the ones who wanted the stones before you haul them and they have no way to take them home. Those are some big suckers.
covenantgarden
(Carol) Euless, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 21, 2013
2:34 AM

Post #9491500

Gypsi, please don't worry about the rocks. Take care of your thumb! I don't think we can get them from your trailer into my truck anyway. And GFWaco can't bring the landscape timbers, so I guess you don't need the trailer. Thank you for the offer, though.

This message was edited Apr 21, 2013 3:46 AM
covenantgarden
(Carol) Euless, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 21, 2013
2:41 AM

Post #9491504

Sorry for the double post & edits. I really shouldn't type on my phone at 4am.

This message was edited Apr 21, 2013 3:50 AM

Sheila_FW

Sheila_FW
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 21, 2013
5:43 AM

Post #9491591

See everyone at 1pm today!! I have added a link to the pavillion in the top post. Here it is again... http://www.arlingtontx.gov/parks/simple/park_pavilions_randolmill.html
As you turn into the park, the pavillion will be to the left. You will see it in time to turn. Be safe everyone!
Gypsi
Fort Worth, TX

April 21, 2013
7:06 AM

Post #9491693

Ok, you talked me into NOT moving stones. My thumb is moving this morning, but not well enough to operate a pepper grinder. (the cheap kind) finding out what to put in the truck, and walking my dogs. It was a long week.

stephanietx

stephanietx
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 21, 2013
7:08 AM

Post #9491699

I hear ya' Gypsi! I'm right there with you!
steadycam3
Houston Heights, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 21, 2013
8:00 AM

Post #9491757

Im worried about how to heat up my pot roast. It's been in the frig all night. Im going to try to get the hotel to heat it for me. If they dont I guess we will eat it cold. Thing is, we have to check out at 1100 and I need it hot at one. Do any of you live close to 360 and Green Oaks? It is in a corning ware dutch oven so it wont fit nto the tiny microwave in the hotel room. Any ideas?

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 21, 2013
8:14 AM

Post #9491775

I don't live close to your hotel Marty, just take it out and let it come to room temperature slowly, another thought, Sheila's husband is going to roast vegetables on the grill at the pavilion so you could put your pan on the grill there.
Gypsi
Fort Worth, TX

April 21, 2013
8:24 AM

Post #9491792

sounds like a solution - grill is already there, no electricity required!

Sheila_FW

Sheila_FW
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 21, 2013
8:25 AM

Post #9491794

No, he is grilling at home and transfering them to a crockpot. So the grill won't be used, just pick up some lighter and brickettes.

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 21, 2013
8:30 AM

Post #9491798

Oh boy!! I misunderstood I guess do what you think is best.
Gypsi
Fort Worth, TX

April 21, 2013
10:12 AM

Post #9491911

loading up
and looking for the map

GFWaco

GFWaco
Bellmead, TX
(Zone 8b)

April 21, 2013
5:51 PM

Post #9492402

Everyone THANK YOU SO MUCH! The plants I was gifted with are amazing! Although they are not in the ground they are in the bed and I can't wait to take pictures of how amazing they will look in their new home. I enjoyed meeting all of you and look forward to more Round Ups in the future.

It was a long day for us - my puppies are so tired they crashed immediately when we came home and Terry and I are too tired to even cook dinner LOL but we had such a good time! Thanks again, and see you all online!

Angel

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 21, 2013
6:04 PM

Post #9492419

Thank you Angel, we enjoyed meeting you also, looking forward to seeing you again.
Josephine.
Gypsi
Fort Worth, TX

April 21, 2013
6:58 PM

Post #9492490

It was wonderful to meet all of you. I can't honestly say I have one plant in the ground yet, but I am clearing the bermudagrass out of the rest of my front bed by electric light, to try to get most of them tucked in before work in the morning.

I had a great time, the food was fabulous and I could eat most of it! And I look forward to fall. Thank you

Sheila_FW

Sheila_FW
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 21, 2013
6:59 PM

Post #9492491

Herman and I decided there won't be any dinner tonight! I ate enough for two meals and sweets for a week! Always love my friends coming through with all kinds of goodies to make the RU the best!
I hate that some of you had to leave early, it was very busy and long, but hope you enjoyed the time spent with us today!

This message was edited Apr 21, 2013 8:00 PM
steadycam3
Houston Heights, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 21, 2013
8:25 PM

Post #9492603

I made it home by nine and got the car unloaded and the plants in what will be shade tomorrow. I so enjoy being with you guys!
You're the best. My sis and BIL enjoyed it too. They want to come back next time.
steadycam3
Houston Heights, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 21, 2013
8:32 PM

Post #9492614

To those of you to whom I promised seed, I apologize. They are still in my wallet where I put them so I would not forget!!!
Send me your addy by Dmail and I will put them in right away. Marty

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 21, 2013
8:54 PM

Post #9492626

I am glad you made it home safe Marty, now get some rest.
Josephine.

stephanietx

stephanietx
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 22, 2013
6:23 PM

Post #9493773

LOL Marty! You sound like me forgetting the seeds! Glad you made it home safely.
Gypsi
Fort Worth, TX

April 22, 2013
6:27 PM

Post #9493781

Get some rest Marty!

I can't remember what I forgot, but I KNOW I forgot something. Tomorrow is another day. I will be lifting snowflakes before fall to thin them, someone remind me then. (they are propagating themselves just now)

carrielamont

carrielamont
Milton, MA
(Zone 6a)

April 22, 2013
8:21 PM

Post #9493916

Aggressive plants = auto-propagation ^_^
Gypsi
Fort Worth, TX

April 22, 2013
8:38 PM

Post #9493937

These don't spread much, they just k ind of stack on top of each other, like daffodils
pbtxlady
Garland, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 28, 2013
11:01 AM

Post #9499913

I have to let y'all know something. Those who took home my columbine seedlings--the ones that are marked Texas gold? Well--one that I left in the ground has shot up a bud, and--surprise--it's red, not yellow. I used to have those, but I didn't think there were any left. Apparently there was one, and it seeded, and, well, I dunno which y'all got. Sorry! They are still native and still pretty, just not the pretty yellow ones.

stephanietx

stephanietx
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 28, 2013
11:29 AM

Post #9499950

I'll be happy with any native columbine!! Thank you, Patti!
Gypsi
Fort Worth, TX

April 28, 2013
5:46 PM

Post #9500389

I'll let you know what color it is in a day or 2, I see a bud. Thank you!

dfwdennis

dfwdennis
Grapevine, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 28, 2013
6:28 PM

Post #9500432

My plants are all in the ground... just in time for the heat.
Gypsi
Fort Worth, TX

April 28, 2013
7:03 PM

Post #9500470

I have 4 large plants not in the ground, 2 vines (one from RU - the passionflower, and one from my greenhouse) and a fern and cast iron plant.

I put the iceplant in a wide shallow clay pot, and the sedums in a bonsai pot large enough to hold both groups, all in organic potting mix. They don't look like they would do well in the ground, but please correct me if I am wrong.
newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

April 28, 2013
7:14 PM

Post #9500482

I think they would do better in the ground than in a pot.
Gypsi
Fort Worth, TX

April 28, 2013
10:14 PM

Post #9500659

really? ok. when I find a place where they won't get trampled.

GFWaco

GFWaco
Bellmead, TX
(Zone 8b)

April 29, 2013
4:49 PM

Post #9501736

We are almost done with our gardens. Got the Rose garden done, oh and The Don Juan Rose is sprouting leaves!!! I put it in the rose garden today from the pot, and it was infested with fire ants...quickly rinsed them off and inspected the roots to make sure there were no burrow holes and I think we are good there. I hate ants! I am so allergic to the little suckers. Anyway, I got it in the ground, now I will have to pray over it LOL.

I have a vine that is labeled as the Amethyst basil, but I didn't know basil could be a vine...who did I get that from??? I still have some roses that haven't rooted yet, so I will leave them in the water jars for a bit then plant them later. The Rock Roses are in their bed with some coleus around them for eye candy till they bloom out and I will have daisy's spilling out from under them into the yard as if someone tipped the pot over and they all fell out.

I can't wait to get it all done and post pictures of it. Hopefully by the end of the week. Thanks again everyone - I am still a kid in a candy store!

Angel
steadycam3
Houston Heights, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 29, 2013
5:45 PM

Post #9501789

Angel, I gave you amethyst basil but it is not a vine. It is green with dark purple markings down the center of the leaf and if there are blooms they are pink and it smells strongly of basil.
Gypsi
Fort Worth, TX

April 29, 2013
7:26 PM

Post #9501942

I suppose I should check the files, but could Dennis or Newtonsthirdlaw suggest growing conditions for north texas and the sedums? I figured bed on the north side, how much sun though?

and the ice plant from Sybram? I didn't know such a beautiful dainty little plant existed. For now I have all on the front porch under the roof, so they get light (northern) a bit of eastern morning sun, and I don't know where to go from here.
sybram
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 29, 2013
7:39 PM

Post #9501968

Well, Gypsi, I love having my ice plants on the porch. They will be green and lush with just a few flowers if only in light, but when on the front of the set in covered porch where they get pretty full morning sun, they bloom profusely, and the part towards the sun will quickly spill out of the pot and run down the side.

I've also planted them in the ground on the north side of the house with part sun. They did ok for a while, then looked sickly. I think it was a watering issue. Harder to keep them damp.
newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

April 29, 2013
8:46 PM

Post #9502054

If its a true ice plant, Delosperma sp., its from south africa and loves sun and heat. They do not like to be kept damp. Now having written this I am not certain which plant is in question. I think I did see some yellow ice plant at the RU.
Not sure but this tells something about them: http://www.monrovia.com/plant-catalog/plants/2644/yellow-ice-plant.php

This message was edited Apr 29, 2013 9:49 PM
Gypsi
Fort Worth, TX

April 29, 2013
9:54 PM

Post #9502102

This one is a little different, beautiful dainty red bloom. Once the drought hits I'm not sure whether I can keep the right moisture level in the ground, or if a pot on the porch would be easier..

I have a fancy watering system. Once a week (once a month on some parts of the lot) I throw a hose on the ground on a slow trickle and leave it for 24 hours, the water doesn't run off, but soaks in, so everything gets a deep deep drink. I have eldarica pines that don't like frequent watering, and young oaks that put down deep roots on this system, but I killed my wisteria with one deep drink too many. To water my foundation, I have planted things near the house and in the front beds that can tolerate this sort of watering. Not sure if the ice plant and sedum will. Everything is allowed to dry out first., but if they are shallow rooted, unless their succulent leaves sustain them, it could be a doom.

dfwdennis

dfwdennis
Grapevine, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 30, 2013
8:10 AM

Post #9502593

I've been growing my sedum in a pot in full or partial sun with infrequent watering.
newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

April 30, 2013
8:30 AM

Post #9502621

All of mine (4 types) are growing along the edges of my part sun beds. It never occured to me to put hardy sedum in pots. I do have some that are not hardy that are potted. As for the ice plant, Delosperma cooperii is magenta colored and is the most commone one sold. It loves sun, heat and well drained soil. I have some growing along the edges of a bed and some in my dry cactus bed. I suspect they can grow in a lot of conditions but they seem to do better when kept dry.

I love sedum and would be interested in swapping different species with anyone.
C

dfwdennis

dfwdennis
Grapevine, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 30, 2013
9:00 AM

Post #9502671

I have the four varieties that I gave out in a single large pot. It does take a bit of grooming to keep it looking nice since there is a tendency for some of the varieties to overrun the other varieties.
steadycam3
Houston Heights, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 30, 2013
10:03 AM

Post #9502765

Dennis I do the same thing. I have several varieties growing in the same terra cotta "bowl". BTW I love the ones you gave me, especially the one that is green with a white edge. I had that one once and lost it somehow.
pbtxlady
Garland, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 30, 2013
10:22 AM

Post #9502794

I love mine too! I have never had that one with the white edge--makes a great contrast.

I'd also be interested in trading sedums. I've seen some really cool ways to combine them in interesting displays over on Pinterest. I only have a few common kinds, but I'm actively looking for more. One that I've had a very long time is a little mini one--can't think of its name--but it's sort of like a teeny little ghost plant. I will see if I can get some starts of that one for fall.
newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

April 30, 2013
11:51 AM

Post #9502854

I am not sure which ones are hardy but there are a lot to order online.
athenssandy
Athens, TX

April 30, 2013
4:57 PM

Post #9503240

Dang it !!! I can't beleive I missed it. Haven't had time to "Dave" lately

Sheila_FW

Sheila_FW
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 30, 2013
8:47 PM

Post #9503567

With over 450 post on this one...I think someone needs to start a continued aftermath thread. Just post the link here. Thanks.
Gypsi
Fort Worth, TX

April 30, 2013
8:48 PM

Post #9503569

Wow, thank you! And these sedums are all ok outdoors in the cold too? Moving them to sun tomorrow!
steadycam3
Houston Heights, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 2, 2013
5:03 AM

Post #9505059

I got a canna that I did not request but the tag which is on a plastic knife says "yellow weed". I think yellow weed is referring to the broom weed Sybil and I talked about but the canna, I dont know. It does not look like anything else is planted in the container with the canna.

Also, did anyone end up with extra peach irises? I had requested some but there were none in my stash when I got home.
Gypsi
Fort Worth, TX

May 2, 2013
6:20 AM

Post #9505128

I brought a peach iris to your table Steadycam3, but it wasn't labeled (didn't have a marker.) They look just like regular iris. I certainly have extra and could maybe mail a couple after they are done with their reproductive cycle.

Sheila_FW

Sheila_FW
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 2, 2013
6:36 AM

Post #9505143

I just got one and it has already bloomed twice! TY Gypsi!
Gypsi
Fort Worth, TX

May 2, 2013
7:09 AM

Post #9505176

New after-party thread for the April 21st roundup.

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1310490/

You're welcome Sheila!
sybram
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 2, 2013
5:26 PM

Post #9505899

Sorry, Steadycam. I made all those tags, but could never find any broomweed. There's lots of stuff growing around the roundpen now. I'll be sure to bring you some at the fall RU.
steadycam3
Houston Heights, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 2, 2013
7:30 PM

Post #9506049

Gypsi, no worry. I just figured if I got someone's canna, maybe someone got my iris. Maybe at the fall RU. No need to mail. Ive got enough to keep me busy way past fall. and Sybram, no worry. do I have someone's canna?

Sheila_FW

Sheila_FW
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 3, 2013
5:37 AM

Post #9506370

Sybram...the broomweed wasn't near the horse pens. As we walked to the woods past the pens, turned left and went a bit further, they were in a mini clearing. You thought Jo was crazy when she had Frank take her picture in them.

Oops...just remembered and you guys come too...we have a new MUCH SHORTER thread. http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1310490/

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