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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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.
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/
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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 :)
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.
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.
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.
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...
Hot Lips salvia
Augusta Duleberg salvia
mealy cup sage
narrow leaf gayfeather (I love that stuff!)
mealy cup sage
ms grubbyfungus I have about 3 egg cartons.
Mexican mint marigold
comfrey! I love that plant, & so do the bees!
giant turk's cap
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!
I have some "small" agave, in that it's in little pots, but I think it's the kind that dominates the universe.
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.
sky blue salvia
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.
trailing lantana, lavender
salvia B & B
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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?
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.
[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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
blackberries (as many as not spoken for)
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?"
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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?????
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.
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.
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.
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.
[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
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!
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?
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, 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. :(
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.
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.
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))
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.)
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.
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?
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.
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!!!
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.
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.
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?
My updated list. Too exhausted to try to fix it on page 1.
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
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.
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.
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?
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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/
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
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!!
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.
Sorry I let this thread get so long...too late to start another now!
*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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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:
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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?
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.
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!
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
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!
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.
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)
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.