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Winter Sowing: Fall 2007 Seed Swap

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Anitabryk2
Long Island, NY
(Zone 6b)

October 6, 2007
12:31 PM

Post #4054087

*****SWAP CLOSED*****

Now that the basic garden season is over, most of us are planning on what we want to sow for next year. Would anyone be interested in a seed swap? I'm sure most of us have quite a bit of left over seed as well as alot of seed collected from our gardens. I think the last swap was a success. If you are interested please let me know and I will add your name to the list below. I'll start the swap at 10 people.

SEED SWAP RULES

Let's make the swap 10 packets of seeds for those that don't have alot to share. ALL SEED ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED on or before November 20th. This will give me enough time to sort and send the seed back to you with more than enough time for Winter Solstice. Based upon my experience with other swaps, I will not wait on late entries. If your seed is not in by the above date, I will just mail you back your own seed.

Use a bubble envelope or bubble wrap to send seeds to Anita [my address is in the exchange-Anitabryk2] This swap is open to paid members only;

Here are the postage rates as of today from the USPS.

First-Class Mail, Priority Mail, or Express Mail is required for personal correspondence, handwritten or typewritten material, and bills or statements of account. They may also be used for any mailable item, including advertisements and lightweight merchandise.

First-Class Mail Large Envelope Rates

Weight Not Over
(ounces) - Rates

1 - $0.80
2 - $0.97
3 - $1.14 **most of the packages fell into this price category**
4 - $1.31

For heavier items, see Priority Mail in the Rates and Fees Reference.

First-Class Mail large envelopes are subject to First-Class Mail package rates if any one of the following apply:

• It is too rigid – does not bend easily

• It is not rectangular

• It contains items that cause more than 1/4 inch variation in thickness


_____________________________________________________________________________________

o Include 10 different packets of seed; - no more / no less - please

o The amount of seed is whatever you feel comfortable with. If you are looking for guidelines, see the Seed Trading Primer in Extras; http://davesgarden.com/tools/trading_primer/

o Seed must be dried - no fresh seed as they mold

o You can use anything for seed packs, but make sure they won't fall out and tape is not in a location where seeds could stick. The glycine envelopes work best for tiny seeds as opposed to plastic;

o Identify each seed pack with the contents and include your DG name

o Include a mailing label with your own address on it which I will use to mail the items back - so please make it big enough and legible enough for the postman to read.

o Include enough postage based upon the above rates for me to return a package to you.
o I will reuse the bubble envelope you send the seed packs in. Please make sure it is in good shape and will survive the round trip. I have found the 6x9 bubble envelopes work the best.

o Write WS Swap on outside of the envelope sent to Anita.

o Include a list of the seeds enclosed - please. It will make it a bit easier to make sure that everyone gets something different than what they sent.


SWAP PARTICIPANTS -
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1 - Anitabryk2
2 - Seandor -rec'd 11/15
3 - DEMinPA - rec'd 10/19
4 - garden6 -rec'd 11/2
5 - carrielamont -rec'd 10/14
6 - grampapa -rec'd 11/2
7 - bluespiral -rec'd 10/29
8 - Trishann -rec'd 11/17
9 - Theresa [GardenPoppy] - rec'd 10/12
10 - dylancgc -rec'd 10/13
11 - frausnow -rec'd 11/1
12 - dmac085 -rec'd 11/1
13 - Illoquin -rec'd 11/12
14 - CapeCodGardener -rec'd 11/16
15 - Lala_Jane -rec'd 11/12
16 - revclaus -rec'd 10/29
17 - bloomheaven -rec'd 11/3

This message was edited Nov 20, 2007 6:08 AM

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 6, 2007
12:56 PM

Post #4054147

Can the seeds be used? LOL I mean can they be 2006 or even 2005 seeds? Packed for, I mean. Not a collector YET.

xx, Carrie
Seandor
Springfield, MA
(Zone 6a)

October 6, 2007
1:14 PM

Post #4054195

Count me in !

Michaela
DEMinPA
Selinsgrove, PA
(Zone 5b)

October 6, 2007
1:23 PM

Post #4054218

Add me please.

DEMinPA
Anitabryk2
Long Island, NY
(Zone 6b)

October 6, 2007
2:45 PM

Post #4054429

I don't see why not Carrie. Shall I add your name to the list?

Welcome aboard Michaela. Glad you are joining DEMinPA. That's an unusual name...Delaware, Minnesota and Pennsylvania?
garden6
Lansing, KS
(Zone 5b)

October 6, 2007
3:13 PM

Post #4054487

Bouquets Anita~ would love to join as well. Have some flowers that have not set seed yet, but will by that time. I had so much fun last year W/Sing all the fun seeds we received. Thanks for organizing this. Here's W/S petunias.

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Anitabryk2
Long Island, NY
(Zone 6b)

October 6, 2007
3:20 PM

Post #4054506

Very pretty Garden6. Looking forward to your pictures next year!
garden6
Lansing, KS
(Zone 5b)

October 6, 2007
3:30 PM

Post #4054543

Thanks! W/S poppies with W/S heliopsis. A great success for me, as my first poppy blooms ever since moving to the prairie!

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carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 6, 2007
9:12 PM

Post #4055335

OK, I guess I'm in! This is gonna be my first time in ANYTHING like this - thinking of all the postage I have to buy...

x, C
grampapa
Wheatfield, NY
(Zone 6a)

October 6, 2007
9:56 PM

Post #4055474

Hi, Anita. I'm in. Been collecting, drying and sorting all week. fun, fun, fun :0)
Anitabryk2
Long Island, NY
(Zone 6b)

October 6, 2007
10:13 PM

Post #4055522

Great Jan! Can't wait to see what you will be swapping!
Anitabryk2
Long Island, NY
(Zone 6b)

October 6, 2007
10:14 PM

Post #4055526

They won't let me edit anymore today - I'll add your name tomorrow.

bluespiral

bluespiral

(Zone 7a)

October 7, 2007
9:40 AM

Post #4056975

would love to participate - karen
Trishann
Iola, TX
(Zone 8b)

October 7, 2007
9:49 AM

Post #4056977

If there is room for me, I would love to join in...
Trishann
Theresa
Marine City, MI
(Zone 5a)

October 7, 2007
9:53 AM

Post #4056981

Please count me in. I have some interesting seed...
Anitabryk2
Long Island, NY
(Zone 6b)

October 7, 2007
12:40 PM

Post #4057127

ok - they still won't let me edit the above post, so I'll add it down here until I can...

Just a reminder for everyone that this is a Wintersowing Seed Swap-please don't send any tropical seed or seed that won't survive the concept of wintersowing. If you are unsure, check out the wintersown website [http://www.wintersown.org/ ], look at my lists of what I have successfully w/s [http://www.lakehousecreations.com/winter_sowing.htm ], or know what returns in your yard or volunteers each year without you planting it.

SWAP PARTICIPANTS -
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1 - Anitabryk2
2 - Seandor
3 - DEMinPA
4 - garden6
5 - carrielamont
6 - grampapa
7 - bluespiral
8 - Trishann
9 - Theresa
10 -


dylancgc
Mount Vernon, MO
(Zone 6b)

October 7, 2007
1:13 PM

Post #4057216

Do you still have room for me?
Anitabryk2
Long Island, NY
(Zone 6b)

October 7, 2007
1:17 PM

Post #4057224

Sure do..


SWAP PARTICIPANTS -
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1 - Anitabryk2
2 - Seandor
3 - DEMinPA
4 - garden6
5 - carrielamont
6 - grampapa
7 - bluespiral
8 - Trishann
9 - Theresa
10 - dylancgc


frausnow
Winterville, GA
(Zone 7b)

October 7, 2007
6:57 PM

Post #4058044

Anita,
Are you planning on enlarging the list? If so, I'd like to jump aboard.
JoAnn
dmac085
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 7a)

October 7, 2007
7:38 PM

Post #4058189

I was wondering too:)
Donna
Illoquin
Indianapolis, IN
(Zone 5b)

October 8, 2007
10:18 AM

Post #4060185

Gee, me, too.

Suzy
Anitabryk2
Long Island, NY
(Zone 6b)

October 8, 2007
11:36 AM

Post #4060266

I don't see why not...welcome aboard.
Theresa
Marine City, MI
(Zone 5a)

October 8, 2007
3:27 PM

Post #4061070

Anita, my seeds are all ready to go. Here's the DC number: 420 11779 9101 0105 2129 7040 3336 89
dmac085
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 7a)

October 8, 2007
11:32 PM

Post #4062759

Thanks--I'll get them out to you then:)
CapeCodGardener
Mid-Cape, MA
(Zone 7a)

October 9, 2007
10:34 PM

Post #4066101

I can't stant it--I would love to be a part of this. Is there still room?

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 9, 2007
10:59 PM

Post #4066189

Take my place, if you want... unless there IS room.
Lala_Jane
North West, OH
(Zone 5b)

October 10, 2007
1:01 AM

Post #4066661

If you're allowing over 10 Anita I would like to get in, but I understand completely if you're full up. :)
CapeCodGardener
Mid-Cape, MA
(Zone 7a)

October 11, 2007
12:37 PM

Post #4071313

Oh dear Carrie, thanks for the offer--I couldn't take your place! But thank you.
But IF there is going to be any more room on the swap-list, I would like to be on it.
If otherwise, like Lala_Jane, I understand if the list is already full.

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 11, 2007
3:47 PM

Post #4071875

Dear Emily, my DD #1 just broke her arm and it seems to one of those drop everything and be a Mom moments. IF, I can manage it, I still would love to be in. Anita hasn't answered whether she'll enlarge her gene pool!
CapeCodGardener
Mid-Cape, MA
(Zone 7a)

October 11, 2007
6:50 PM

Post #4072394

Carrie, glad that you will keep your place in line! Meanwhile, I'll await news regarding any expansion of the swap-list from Anita.
And finally, I'm sorry to hear about your DD#1. Good thing she has you to help.
--Emily
Seandor
Springfield, MA
(Zone 6a)

October 11, 2007
7:57 PM

Post #4072574

Oh my, Carrie - sorry about DD #1 - will she have her cast off before the holidays?

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 11, 2007
9:45 PM

Post #4072859

Right now she doesn't even have a cast, only a sling!!!!!!!!!! She's in a lot of pain and felt really disgusting on Percocet for 2 days. Now they've switched her to Tylenol #3, which she says is better - but don't jiggle her! Tomorrow she's getting a cast. Tonight she's taking a THOROUGH shower.

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 11, 2007
9:47 PM

Post #4072865

Emily, SHE's supposed to help ME!. That's why I had girls! LOL!
CapeCodGardener
Mid-Cape, MA
(Zone 7a)

October 11, 2007
11:29 PM

Post #4073192

Carrie, I had (have) girls too. When does the help kick in?
Theresa
Marine City, MI
(Zone 5a)

October 11, 2007
11:51 PM

Post #4073249

When they have kids of their own. :)
Anitabryk2
Long Island, NY
(Zone 6b)

October 12, 2007
11:06 PM

Post #4076557

Sorry - I haven't been home alot this week. Glad to have you on board.

Holy cow Theresa! I got your seed already!! Thanks for being so prompt.
Theresa
Marine City, MI
(Zone 5a)

October 13, 2007
12:05 AM

Post #4076731

my pleasure Anita. :)
Lala_Jane
North West, OH
(Zone 5b)

October 13, 2007
6:26 PM

Post #4079019

Wonderful Anita, thank you so much! I notice there are a few folks on your list that are participating in another swap I'm in so I'll try to find a few different seeds to send so they don't get duplicates from me.
Anitabryk2
Long Island, NY
(Zone 6b)

October 13, 2007
7:10 PM

Post #4079114

sounds great Jane
Lala_Jane
North West, OH
(Zone 5b)

October 13, 2007
7:49 PM

Post #4079198

Does anyone have any interest in grasses? I am an ornamental grass freak...I just love the stuff. I WSd some zebra grass last year that did beautifully and has already reached about 8" tall. It's not mature enough to set plumes yet but I have many others that I could send if there was any interest?

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

October 13, 2007
8:24 PM

Post #4079291

Lala_Jane: Love your photos! I love ornamental grasses but I am in a new house this year and I don't have anything to swap. However, I do have six plants of the Flamenco Torch Lily--are you familiar with it? If you are, maybe you could tell me how I could get seeds from it next summer. The blooms all seem to be gone for the year and I didn't even think to save them. I'll send along a photo of the torch lily in bloom. You can see them blooming on the right side of the photo.

Can someone tell me how to save seeds from petunias--I have never done it before and I do have some pink and purple wave petunias still blooming. thanks.--maybe there's a thread somewhere that addresses the subject on how to save seeds?

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garden6
Lansing, KS
(Zone 5b)

October 13, 2007
9:11 PM

Post #4079412

Marsue~ I'm not sure if wave petunias set seed, mine never did...But for regular petunias , I let the petunia blooms fade and you'll see little green pods developing...let the green pods develop till a golden brown, when you notice the pod opening a bit , Snip the pod off with scissors. Over a paper plate or paper towel, scrape the seeds out with tweezers, then let the seeds dry for several days. The seeds are numerous and very tiny. Have fun, if your petunias are hybrids, you will experience color and height variations. Hope this helps..;0)

This message was edited Oct 13, 2007 8:14 PM
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

October 13, 2007
10:32 PM

Post #4079574

Thanks for the info, garden6---I'm certainly going to give it a try.
Lala_Jane
North West, OH
(Zone 5b)

October 13, 2007
10:45 PM

Post #4079600

Hi marsue,

Your torch lilies are beaurtiful! I'm afaid I don't know anything about saving seeds with them though. Garden6 gave you some great tips for saving your petunia seeds. My waves did set seed last year, but their offspring grew more upright and didn't cascade as the did the original plants.

I don't know if you've found it, but there is a whole forum here dedicated to saving seeds http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/f/seedsaving/all/

Another link that I've found invaluable in seed collection is http://theseedsite.co.uk/

Good luck!

This message was edited Oct 13, 2007 8:16 PM
revclaus
(Judith) Denver, CO
(Zone 5b)

October 13, 2007
11:26 PM

Post #4079736

Include me in! (if it's not too late...)

And do you want us to write our zone on the seed packets? How about shade/sun?

This message was edited Oct 13, 2007 7:16 PM
CapeCodGardener
Mid-Cape, MA
(Zone 7a)

October 14, 2007
2:31 AM

Post #4080280

I'm very excited; I'm on the list. Now to set aside those special seeds. . .
grampapa
Wheatfield, NY
(Zone 6a)

October 14, 2007
12:27 PM

Post #4081050

La, I'm very interested in ornamental grasses. I've been a little reluctant to plant any because we have Canada geese and they will eat anything that resembles any kind of grass. But I w/s'd some angel spray (a dwarf muhlenbergia) last year. I have a tomato cage around it until it gets bigger.

Anyway, I'd love to have some. I'll just cage 'em in.
Anitabryk2
Long Island, NY
(Zone 6b)

October 14, 2007
12:47 PM

Post #4081085

OK revclaus, you're in! Jan, make a note of that in your packet, and I'll make sure the grass seed goes to you.
Lala_Jane
North West, OH
(Zone 5b)

October 14, 2007
1:25 PM

Post #4081185

You've got it Jan. Unfortunately I only have tags for a couple of them anymore, but I will be very descriptive on the packages. The cabetet grass is towering well over 8' now but the strawberry cream will only get to be 3-4' I'll be sure to let you know which is which so you know what you want to plant where.
grampapa
Wheatfield, NY
(Zone 6a)

October 14, 2007
1:34 PM

Post #4081203

Thanks, Anita. I'll do that.

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 14, 2007
7:37 PM

Post #4082291

(DD #1 does NOT have a cast; apparently there's too much risk of loss of ROM. The Tylenol #3 keeps her up all night, but, then, so does pain. She seems much better though, and got one of the lead parts in Oklahoma! auditioning with a broken arm!)
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

October 14, 2007
10:37 PM

Post #4082810

Lala, thanks for the hyperlink. All you guys have inspired me to start collecting seeds! I got a few from my petunias today, garden6. They are very tiny but I will give them a try. Also went over to a friend's house and got about 6 seeds from a yellow lily of some kind--she didn't know what it was, just a yellow lily. I'm hoping they are Stella d'Oro--will have to wait till next summer to find out! She also had some Gerbera daisies and I was able to get lots of seed. So my seed collecting has begun! I didn't find this site until yesterday--wish I had found it earlier--I could have started collecting sooner and maybe I would have had some to share. Well, there is always next year. :o)

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 14, 2007
10:42 PM

Post #4082827

I can SEND you some stella d'oros if you like, marsue. Not sure if Gerber daisies come true from seed, or not. Do you mean you just found the wintersowing form, or you just found davesgarden?

xx, C
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

October 14, 2007
10:53 PM

Post #4082871

Thanks, carrie. I would love some Stellad'Oros. You can d-mail me about the particulars. I mean I just found the wintersowing forum. I found DG back in May of this year and joined but I didn't become active on it until just about 10 days ago. I've already "met" so many nice people! DG is great!
garden6
Lansing, KS
(Zone 5b)

October 15, 2007
1:27 AM

Post #4083493

Great job Marsue!!.. you'll be happy with W/Sing those petunias in the Spring rather than buying them!!
Seandor
Springfield, MA
(Zone 6a)

October 23, 2007
10:09 PM

Post #4115903

Just about to mail my seeds when I reread the instructions. Do you want 10 packages of different types of seeds? or 10 packages of the same seed? Or some combination? Of course, all the seeds have to be types that can be winter sown.

I need to know, because if I have to come up with 10 different kinds of seeds, it may take a bit longer.

Cheers,
Michaela

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 23, 2007
11:53 PM

Post #4116230

Thanks for bumping this, Michaela!

x, C
Anitabryk2
Long Island, NY
(Zone 6b)

October 24, 2007
1:16 PM

Post #4117870

10 Different Michaela. Thanks.
Seandor
Springfield, MA
(Zone 6a)

October 24, 2007
11:04 PM

Post #4119991

Okay - well, it will take a bit longer for me to get the seeds sorted out :-)

Glad I checked first.

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 24, 2007
11:05 PM

Post #4119995

Glad you keep bumping this thread!
Illoquin
Indianapolis, IN
(Zone 5b)

October 25, 2007
12:02 AM

Post #4120209

They aren't due for another month, though, so that's good.

Suzy

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 25, 2007
12:33 AM

Post #4120309

No kidding it's good! Just keep bumping for me every few days.

x, C
grampapa
Wheatfield, NY
(Zone 6a)

October 26, 2007
1:13 PM

Post #4125173

I know, I keep changing my mind on what to send LOL
revclaus
(Judith) Denver, CO
(Zone 5b)

October 26, 2007
1:43 PM

Post #4125276

I sent off my seeds, but just realized I didn't include a list of what I sent. That was after I remembered I hadn't included a mailing label to myself. My head isn't where it should be at the moment. At least I clearly labeled everything I sent! My apologies to Anita.
dylancgc
Mount Vernon, MO
(Zone 6b)

October 26, 2007
2:19 PM

Post #4125434

Anita Did you get a packet of seeds from me? I may have lost your packet somewhere.

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 26, 2007
5:05 PM

Post #4125991

Sorry, Anita, feeling a bit dim today. I will need to buy TWO (2) $1.50 stamps, one for the trip there and one for the trip back to me, NOT ten, right?
Anitabryk2
Long Island, NY
(Zone 6b)

October 27, 2007
1:30 PM

Post #4128459

Shouldn't be problem revclaus.
Dylancgc- I've been marking this thread when I recieve packages.
Yes Carrie - return postage is most appreciated.
dylancgc
Mount Vernon, MO
(Zone 6b)

October 27, 2007
1:56 PM

Post #4128537

Thanks I looked back and you have gotten mine.

bluespiral

bluespiral

(Zone 7a)

October 27, 2007
2:52 PM

Post #4128693

DH sent my seeds yesterday - fortunately, I discovered the wrong trade was in Anita's envelope before sending it - pretty close call, though
Lala_Jane
North West, OH
(Zone 5b)

October 27, 2007
3:11 PM

Post #4128803

Carrie if I'm understanding your question correctly, you only need to send Anita the same amount of postage it took to mail the package to her in the first place. If it cost $1.50 to send it to her you need to enclose an additional $1.50 for return postage. (Right Anita?)

La

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 27, 2007
7:07 PM

Post #4129384

Think I got it.

xx, Carrie
Anitabryk2
Long Island, NY
(Zone 6b)

October 28, 2007
11:57 AM

Post #4131405

yup

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 28, 2007
4:19 PM

Post #4132135

So, there's no way for me to get 10 glassine envelopes - wal-mart is not one of those places I go, and I'm not even sure where there is one. Do they have something I could use at Staples, maybe? We go there, sometimes. Or does one of you nice people want to send me 10 glassine envelopes? I think they have those little brown paper envelopes you lick closed at staples...
http://www.staples.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/StaplesProductDisplay?&langId=-1&storeId=10001&productId=18232&prodCatType=0&catalogId=10051&cmArea=FEATURED:SC1:CG23:DP2190
would those do?

xx, Carrie
Theresa
Marine City, MI
(Zone 5a)

October 28, 2007
4:57 PM

Post #4132255

I always use the brown paper envelopes. Plastic makes moldy seeds.

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 28, 2007
4:58 PM

Post #4132262

But I don't need 500!
frausnow
Winterville, GA
(Zone 7b)

October 28, 2007
5:50 PM

Post #4132446

Anita,
Got my envie ready to go in tomorrow's mail.
JoAnn
Theresa
Marine City, MI
(Zone 5a)

October 28, 2007
7:23 PM

Post #4132656

Carrie, why not cut some up out of envelopes if you dont have very many?
Or download some free cute ones to make?
http://www.geocities.com/siggyrose/four/watercolor.html
http://www.allfreeprintables.com/garden/seed-packets.shtml
http://alenkasprintables.com/seed_packets.shtml
http://www.gardensandcrafts.com/sp_blank.pdf
Here's one made from junk mail!
http://www.gardengrapevine.com/PacketsSeed.html

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 28, 2007
8:55 PM

Post #4132896

I know you can make them - but are those, er, seed-tight? There are a bunch of DG designs around here somewhere... dang, where did I put them?

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 28, 2007
9:06 PM

Post #4132917

I found them, I found them! Yeah! Hip, hip, hooray! Now all I need to do is cut them out and glue them up and start filling them...
Anitabryk2
Long Island, NY
(Zone 6b)

October 29, 2007
12:37 AM

Post #4133524

Have fun Carrie. By the way - the craft stores sell the small plastice baggies too. Remember, you'll probably swap seed again in the future. They are also good for storing your own seed in. So there really is no such thing as having too many seed envelopes.
Anitabryk2
Long Island, NY
(Zone 6b)

October 29, 2007
12:38 AM

Post #4133526

Looking forward to your package JoAnn.
dmac085
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 7a)

October 29, 2007
10:28 AM

Post #4134671

I mailed my envelope last Thursday so it should turn up any time now:)
grampapa
Wheatfield, NY
(Zone 6a)

October 29, 2007
11:26 AM

Post #4134721

Theresa, some of the envelopes are really cute! thanks for the links. I'm tempted to make some and just put the seeds in one of those glassine envelopes inside (well, at least the tiny ones).

Carrie, I just bought 2,000 of those little ziploc baggies online because I found them on sale. I figure I'm going to be doing this for a long time (I hope). and I'm surprised by how many of them I've used this year.

I think I'll be mailing my seeds tomorrow.
Anitabryk2
Long Island, NY
(Zone 6b)

October 29, 2007
11:52 AM

Post #4134789

I can't believe it's the last week of October already!
garden6
Lansing, KS
(Zone 5b)

October 29, 2007
1:42 PM

Post #4135125

Anita~ seeds are in the mail! ;0)
revclaus
(Judith) Denver, CO
(Zone 5b)

October 29, 2007
2:24 PM

Post #4135293

grampapa, that's what I did a few years ago. I have enough to last for awhile. And if the seeds are really dry, you don't have to worry about mold. But I also made some of the DG seed envelopes. You have to be steady with the glue though!

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 29, 2007
4:07 PM

Post #4135631

Gram, I really don't go anywhere - if I did, I'd surely spend more money than I do on DG! LOL, Carrie
dylancgc
Mount Vernon, MO
(Zone 6b)

October 29, 2007
6:20 PM

Post #4136070

grampapa
Where did you find your ziplocs at? I am sure we can all use them at one time or another.

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 29, 2007
6:23 PM

Post #4136084

They do have those coin envelopes at Staples. They have paint pens, too. They deliver free if you buy $50 of stuff.
Seandor
Springfield, MA
(Zone 6a)

October 29, 2007
6:29 PM

Post #4136105

I like cutting and pasting the paper seed packages. It gives me something to do when DH reads.

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 29, 2007
6:51 PM

Post #4136186

What kind of paste, Michaela? Elmer's type?
Seandor
Springfield, MA
(Zone 6a)

October 29, 2007
7:01 PM

Post #4136212

Na . . . just some cheap glue sticks I bought at Wal-mart :-) (3 for 33 cents.)
dmac085
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 7a)

October 29, 2007
8:37 PM

Post #4136561

I've bought the small ziplock bags at WalMart with the craft/ beading stuff. They're usually on a peg near the bottom of the counter where you don't normally look=)

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 29, 2007
10:05 PM

Post #4136790

We're boycotting Walmart I think because they treat their workers so shabbily and 5 of the ten richest people in America are in the Wal-whatever family - I forget if it's Walton or Wallingford or Walrich but we're boycotting it anyway. DH has all the details.

And Michaela, it figures, you're trying to emigrate and the US$ is now only worth 00.73 Canadian $s!

x, carrie
dmac085
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 7a)

October 29, 2007
10:07 PM

Post #4136798

Walton--I work there so it's convenient but I can appreciate your opinion.
Seandor
Springfield, MA
(Zone 6a)

October 29, 2007
10:13 PM

Post #4136817

I think the exchange rate is being rigged to keep us here. When we moved we took a huge hit - Canadian$ was worth only .66 cents to the US buck. But we thought, eventually when we return to Canada we would make up the difference. Well, guess we won't be returning soon unless we win a lottery!

Thank goodness Americans are so very, very friendly :-)

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 29, 2007
10:28 PM

Post #4136863

LOL ok, sorry. Do they treat you badly? Can you afford to buy your uniform? DD#1 and I read a book called Nickled and Dimed this summer that made us never want to buy anything there ever again!

xx, Carrie

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 29, 2007
10:33 PM

Post #4136878

Did NOT mean to offend, dmac, sorry if I was misinterpreted. I boycott a lot of things -- and most of them are huge companies (like Walmart) that will never even notice! Pretty silly, when you think about it.
revclaus
(Judith) Denver, CO
(Zone 5b)

October 29, 2007
10:44 PM

Post #4136915

Not really carrie, not if you're not the only one. I do too.
Illoquin
Indianapolis, IN
(Zone 5b)

October 29, 2007
10:46 PM

Post #4136925

Carrie, I do the same thing. Boycott some companies, I mean. And it's not silly if you believe in your reasons. One of them I boycott just because the owner dumped his wife of 30+ years. Come to think of it, I refused to go to a local doctor here because he did the same thing, so it's not just big companies with me.

Suzy

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 29, 2007
10:47 PM

Post #4136931

Do you wear diamonds? I boycott those too.

(Sorry about your Rockies.)

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 29, 2007
10:50 PM

Post #4136943

I still buy Polartec because the original owner (Malden Mills) kept on all his employees even after a fire burned down his plant! (As in Malden, Massachusetts)
revclaus
(Judith) Denver, CO
(Zone 5b)

October 29, 2007
10:50 PM

Post #4136945

I've never liked diamonds, so I don't have to boycot them, though I would if I liked them.

Thanks for the sympathy, it was heartbreaking. But at least we got there!
revclaus
(Judith) Denver, CO
(Zone 5b)

October 29, 2007
10:51 PM

Post #4136948

That's really great about Polartech. I knew there was some reason I keep buying it!

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 29, 2007
11:04 PM

Post #4136998

Now you know why!! But I think Malden Mills now belongs to someone else. :>(

I never liked diamonds either. I like semiprecious stones, especially the ones that look like stones. Diamonds are sometimes very tough to avoid - they get sprinkled everywhere! I used to wear an engagement ring that was made from one of the stones from my mother's engagement ring, which was made from some of the stones in a pin my great-grandfather gave my great-grandmother. I figured that was ok. I forgot to factor in that my parents had been divorced for years, but now I've been divorced for years too... so I don't wear that ring.
dmac085
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 7a)

October 30, 2007
12:26 AM

Post #4137373

Not offended at all:) I've got thicker skin than to care that much:lol: I've worked there for 13 years and enjoy my job and my coworkers and my customers (with a few exceptions;) I can afford pants (khaki colored) and the $4 we have to pay for a navy blue polo shirt. I was spending much more ruining regular clothing and having to replace that.

I don't think anyone's reasons for taking a stand on what they believe is silly. I don't get into conversations defending "big picture WalMart"---I like my store and my job situation and my friends/coworkers. I could just be very lucky to be in the store I'm in with the people I'm with, who knows? LOL

PS don't tell my coworkers I like ALL of them...there are a couple I could do without ;)

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 30, 2007
1:02 AM

Post #4137531

(mebbe we should get back to seedswapping, tho)
dmac085
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 7a)

October 30, 2007
1:17 AM

Post #4137590

Sorry if I offended.

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 30, 2007
1:22 AM

Post #4137637

NO NO NO I feel like I hijacked the thread. Not you.

x, C
dmac085
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 7a)

October 30, 2007
1:29 AM

Post #4137669

I'd say it was equal parts you and me ;) lol

We finally had a cooling off period. It was still in the mid 80's about a week ago and now we're in the 60's and 70's during the day. The low tonight may actually be in the 30's! I have lantana and a plumbago in full bloom out front, they may be through after that drop in temp:)

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 30, 2007
2:04 AM

Post #4137835

Yeah, all my coleus, impatiens, etc. finally pooped out after we FINALLY had our first frost last night!!
dmac085
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 7a)

October 30, 2007
2:29 AM

Post #4137920

I bought a coleus this year for the first time. It was in a 4 or 6 inch pot and I added it to a container with some yellow lantana and a purple million bells. I was very surprised to find that the beautiful coleus which was a dark red/burgandy shot up and is now about 1 1/2 to 2 feet tall with pretty little spikes of white and lilac flowers. Pretty much overshadowed and overcrowded the other two but its so gorgeous. Next year I'm putting a couple of them in the front garden.
bloomheaven
Southern
United States

October 30, 2007
6:11 AM

Post #4138425

Anita, is it too late to join? I'd love to join up if possible. Bloomheaven
Anitabryk2
Long Island, NY
(Zone 6b)

October 30, 2007
11:58 AM

Post #4138761

Glad to have you Bloomheaven.

You can get small plastic baggies at Michaels Craft Store/AC Moore. They also carrie the paint pens.

You folks are sending some real neat seed.
grampapa
Wheatfield, NY
(Zone 6a)

October 30, 2007
12:42 PM

Post #4138891

Anita, I'm mailing my seeds today. they are all things that I wintersowed successfully last January.

we had our first frost so I'll be nearing the end of my seed collecting. I've learned a lot this year. it was my first year wintersowing and my first year collecting my own seed. I had a lot of success with my w/s...planted about 300 plants (over half of them perennials or biennials). and a lot of failures, too. so many things didn't germinate. and I think a lot of it was due to drying out.

I'm really looking forward to what I can do this year. and what kinds of seeds I get from swapping :0)

~ jan
Illoquin
Indianapolis, IN
(Zone 5b)

October 30, 2007
1:53 PM

Post #4139115

I'm almost ready with my seeds. I had some really good luck and some so-so luck myself, but what I realized is that a lot of things tht really, really did well, didn't actually bloom this year because they are perennial. Ergo, no seed from them until next year! But I will have my 10, and soon.

Suzy
bloomheaven
Southern
United States

October 30, 2007
4:36 PM

Post #4139671

Thanks, I'll have my seeds out this week!
Anitabryk2
Long Island, NY
(Zone 6b)

October 31, 2007
3:22 AM

Post #4141888

can't wait to see what everyone is sending!
grampapa
Wheatfield, NY
(Zone 6a)

October 31, 2007
11:19 AM

Post #4142391

Suzy, it's funny. Some of my perennials bloomed already this year for me, but only one plant of each...like they just wanted to show me their blooms. Like I planted 35 aubretia (false rock cress) and one of them had 2 flowers on it. and of 3 potentillas, one of them bloomed like crazy, and the other 2 are just beautiful green plants. there were a couple others, too. very odd.
distantkin
Saint Cloud, MN
(Zone 4b)

November 1, 2007
2:53 AM

Post #4145456

ooo I can't believe I missed this one!! Drat.
Enjoy all :o)
Robbi
burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

November 1, 2007
8:02 PM

Post #4147747

Can Canadian join in?
Anitabryk2
Long Island, NY
(Zone 6b)

November 2, 2007
12:58 AM

Post #4148634

I'm not sure of the regulations to ship seed internationally.

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 2, 2007
7:19 PM

Post #4150936

OK I now have 250 coin envelopes 2.25" by 3.50". Let the packing begin...
Illoquin
Indianapolis, IN
(Zone 5b)

November 2, 2007
7:58 PM

Post #4151079

Mine are winging their way to you!

Suzy

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 2, 2007
9:04 PM

Post #4151292

Ahem I'll get around to it SOON, I swear.

xx, Carrie

(It's only barely November!)
bloomheaven
Southern
United States

November 2, 2007
9:09 PM

Post #4151305

I forgot to post that I sent mine out. You should get them tomorrow...
grampapa
Wheatfield, NY
(Zone 6a)

November 2, 2007
9:19 PM

Post #4151327

Anita, I'm not sure about international regs on sending seeds either, but I have gotten seeds sent to me from Canada and the UK without any problems.
Anitabryk2
Long Island, NY
(Zone 6b)

November 2, 2007
9:19 PM

Post #4151332

A nice variety of seed coming in - very exciting!

Just a reminder - please don't forget your seed list and make sure your seed packages are completely closed.
Anitabryk2
Long Island, NY
(Zone 6b)

November 2, 2007
9:20 PM

Post #4151333

but have you sent to them?
grampapa
Wheatfield, NY
(Zone 6a)

November 3, 2007
1:16 AM

Post #4152142

I don't think so.
Illoquin
Indianapolis, IN
(Zone 5b)

November 3, 2007
4:20 AM

Post #4152641

I've sent seeds overseas recently...Australia and New Zealand are the only ones with any restrictions. For NZ, you put a note on the envelope saying exactly what they are in Latin, and that they are clean and for hobby use. For Aus, there is a form you get at the post office. You have to use a lareger PO because the smaller ones look at you with that, 'hunh?' expression. Of course they need to be clean -- chaff doesn't count as dirt, but soil is a no no.

As of last year about this time, it's harder to get seed into the US than it is sending out. I've sent to N. Ire. in a regular bubble envelope with the contents written on the outside, not because it's required, but because it seemed the smart thing to do. I also always use a new envelope, once again,j ust because it seems the smart thing to do.

Suzy
grampapa
Wheatfield, NY
(Zone 6a)

November 3, 2007
12:00 PM

Post #4153012

I haven't done it, but I know a member in Iceland who exchanges seeds regularly.
dylancgc
Mount Vernon, MO
(Zone 6b)

November 3, 2007
1:06 PM

Post #4153154

You are supposed to apply for a "Small lots" seed import permit, to import seeds. It's not that big of a deal and its free, renews in 3 years. It's just a form for the exporter to put with your seeds and it goes to USDA first then on to you. You can import 50 lots of 50 seeds each for hobby use. I got one when I was going to import from Japan. It replaces the Physosanitary ?sp permit and is free.

If you go to the USDA or APHIS site you can find out what countries we can export to and get info on what to do there.
grampapa
Wheatfield, NY
(Zone 6a)

November 3, 2007
1:29 PM

Post #4153203

thanks, dylancgc. that's some good info!

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 3, 2007
8:21 PM

Post #4154323

Too hard for me - I'll stick with importing seeds through my agent, Ms. Anita in Ronkonkoma, NY! Although I have gotten seeds from Japan, from a member.

x, Carrie
Illoquin
Indianapolis, IN
(Zone 5b)

November 3, 2007
8:37 PM

Post #4154369

Yeah, I thought the same thing, Carrie, until I found a really, really cool tuber I had to have from Australia and the guy wouldn't sell it to me without the Aphis paperwork. I received it in 2 days from my application, snet it to him complete with mind boggling instruction that could have been written i 3 sentences, but instead came on a full typed sheet of paper. He shipped it (reluctanly) and I even got email from a guy in Miami at the inspection office telling me it was here and asking me about how I wanted it shipped -- with or without signature confirmation.

The bulb? I kknow you're dying to find out, it was a climbing peruvian Tropaleum that comes from a tuber. It also comes from seed, but golly! they are slow to bloom from seed! The tubers are way quicker, but it took a long time to get it into action since I got it from the southern hemisphere.

Suzy
dylancgc
Mount Vernon, MO
(Zone 6b)

November 4, 2007
1:42 AM

Post #4155238

I think the bulb permits are different than the seed permits. I marked the incorrect box on my application and they called me.
Illoquin
Indianapolis, IN
(Zone 5b)

November 4, 2007
3:06 AM

Post #4155544

But was the application process still really fast?

The reason I know more about outgoing seed and incoming bulbs is that I send out miniature Narcissus poeticus seed to enthusiuasts to use for breeding. The wire red cup is what we hope to use to get reds, oranges and pinks in miniature daffodils of all divisions. Most of the people I send them to can shave a few years off the process (from seed to bloom) from what I can do in my backyard in Indiana, so I send out seed and in a few years I get back bulbs. I also order a lot of bulbs from overseas because that's where most of the unusual ones come from.

Suzy
Anitabryk2
Long Island, NY
(Zone 6b)

November 5, 2007
1:11 AM

Post #4158111

Too much work for me. I give anyone alot of credit to go through all that for seed/bulbs/plant material.

Another great package of seed! This is very exciting!
Anitabryk2
Long Island, NY
(Zone 6b)

November 5, 2007
1:15 AM

Post #4158127

OK everyone, dead line is in two weeks. If you haven't already started prepping your packages, now is the time. Alot of really great seed samples have been sent in. You should all be thrilled with the return packages!

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 5, 2007
1:25 AM

Post #4158191

Yikes! Got to get to work -- I have my coin envelopes, my stamps, my bubble envelopes for mailing -- and my seeds! (Get to work - deadline approaching -- get to work - deadline approaching -- get to work - deadline approaching -- get to work - deadline approaching -- got it.)

x, C

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 5, 2007
5:57 PM

Post #4160340

OK Anita, this is a big deal for me! I've bought many many many seeds, I've received lots as gifts too. I'm finally participating in a Seed Swap! I bought 250 coin envelopes, but I don't think I'll need all but four or five of them. I found (in my huge, unsorted, leaky collection) a couple DUPLICATES! For whatever reason, either I added them twice to my cart or the vendor felt bad about sending them so late or whatever, I have four or five packages of seed that have never even been opened. I'm enclosing the following list along with my couple coin envelopes of seeds (labeled); have I got it sort of right? xx, Carrie

Shasta Daisy – chrysanthemum maximum – silver princess – perennial z. 5 – 9, 12” BURPEE – PACKED FOR 2007 white flowers w/ yellow centers

Wild Flax – saphyr – perennial z4 – 8, 12” deadhead for more flowers dainty 1” light blue flowers BURPEE PACKED FOR 2007

Gaillardia – burgundy – gaillardia aristata – attractive wine-red flowers June–Frost z 3-9 30” deadhead BURPEE PACKED FOR 2007

Festuca ovina glauca Blue Fescue grass z4-9 10” clumping, fine silvery blue foliage BURPEE PACKED FOR 2007

Dianthus – microchip mix – z 3-9, 6-8”, mix of white pink and rosy-red, BURPEE – PACKED FOR 2007

Gypsophila paniculata Early snowball baby’s breath blooms 2nd year after sowing z. 4-8 3’ Sun BURPEE – PACKED FOR 2007

Alyssum mountain gold z5-8, 8” sweet scent, yellow flowers Alyssum montanum BURPEE – PACKED FOR 2007

Rudebeckia hirta ‘Becky Formula Mix’ hardyplants.com 2007

Diascia barbarae ‘pink queen’ hardyplants.com 2007

Chrysanthemum ‘Snow Lady’ hardyplants.com 2007
grampapa
Wheatfield, NY
(Zone 6a)

November 5, 2007
6:33 PM

Post #4160468

Carrie, you're funny :) and, by the way, your seeds sound great!

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 5, 2007
7:51 PM

Post #4160716

Yeah, I'm funny - funny-looking, that is ;>)
Seandor
Springfield, MA
(Zone 6a)

November 5, 2007
8:43 PM

Post #4160917

Carrie is not funny looking - she is great looking and has the air of a "grand dame" - and just as excentric.

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 6, 2007
1:50 AM

Post #4162038

Don't you mean eccentric - or is that another word you guys spell differently up there?

:>) thanks for the compliment, and btw Michaela's pretty hot stuff too!


xx, Carrie
Seandor
Springfield, MA
(Zone 6a)

November 7, 2007
12:59 AM

Post #4165641

Nah . . . you spelled it correctly, Carrie - I just can't spelll. See . . . you are a grand dame - And we are both pretty hot stuff, considering how young we are!
CapeCodGardener
Mid-Cape, MA
(Zone 7a)

November 7, 2007
1:01 AM

Post #4165648

If you think about it, "ex-centric" really describes the situation. . . I like it, Michaela!
grampapa
Wheatfield, NY
(Zone 6a)

November 7, 2007
1:01 AM

Post #4165649

I've seen pics of both of you, and you are, indeed...'hot stuff'!
Seandor
Springfield, MA
(Zone 6a)

November 7, 2007
1:14 AM

Post #4165728

Thanks, Jan. and you are too kind, CapeCodGardner (btw, how did you fare in the storm? hope everything is okay)
CapeCodGardener
Mid-Cape, MA
(Zone 7a)

November 7, 2007
1:35 AM

Post #4165790

Thanks for asking, Michaela--it was ecciting! BIG winds and we did lose a rather large pine tree, which mercifully fell about 10 feet from our house. . . so I can't complain.
I'm still doing a lot of storm-cleanup, and then I'm going to get my 10 envelopes organized for the SWAP. This is so ecceedingly fun!
(I'll stop now.)
Seandor
Springfield, MA
(Zone 6a)

November 7, 2007
1:47 AM

Post #4165838

Wow - that must have been pretty scary to have a tree fall soooo close to your house. I am excited too! I have my seeds ready - I just have to get organized and send them. I have been sort of holding out in case I could collect some Blue Heaven morning glory or some moonflower seeds, but I think that might not be possible.
Lala_Jane
North West, OH
(Zone 5b)

November 7, 2007
3:07 AM

Post #4166222

Seeds are headed your way Anita. It only cost $.58 to send them. :-O

I can't quite figure that one out so I stuck a couple extra stamps in. If you don't need them consider them a tip, LOL, but if you need more please let me know!

La
Anitabryk2
Long Island, NY
(Zone 6b)

November 7, 2007
12:17 PM

Post #4166903

Carrie - you are too much :) . I'll print out your list.

Thanks La

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 7, 2007
7:05 PM

Post #4168220

OH Jane! I thought you said 58 dollars and that you were going to send more on top of that, and I worried and fretted, because I had someone go to the Post Office specially to get stamps for this event. (That Lala_Jane ,b>really is committed to these seed swaps!) I went to usps.gov and planned to buy two $00.75 stamps but I always get annoyed that they want me to pay for the privilege of buying their stamps!) but I sent someone and got befuddled and told her two $1.50 stamps, and she couldn't find any Harriet Beecher Stowe stamps that were $1.50 so she just got a regular book of forty-one cent stamps. But now I can't find those either! Don't forget The Boston Tea Party happened near here. In revolt against the Stamp Act, although those stamps were tariffs on tea and other necessities (tobacco?). Still.

And then Comcast was out all morning and I fretted about Seandor calling me a grand dame, although that's what I wanna be when I grow up, just not quite yet. Now that I've read all your beautiful compliments, i can put my mind at ease on that front as well. So now it's just the Case of the Missing Stamps. I will get the envelopes ready so we can stamp them ASAP - I mean the mailing envelopes, not the seed ones.

busy, busy, busy!
x, Carrie
Seandor
Springfield, MA
(Zone 6a)

November 7, 2007
7:10 PM

Post #4168236

RATS - okay, I will package the seeds and send them on their way before the end of this week.

Michaela

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 7, 2007
7:38 PM

Post #4168321

O My Goodness! The missing seeds were in my bedside table (why not? Of course!). We taped and labeled and Re-Re-labeled - none of the envelopes were on their first incarnation. Turns out after All That ANGST, Tania closed the famous coin envelopes with tape and DIDN'T lick them at all. I hope that's ok, Anita. Tania is now taking the master envelope to the post office.

PLMK when they arrive.

xxx, Carrie

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 7, 2007
7:40 PM

Post #4168326

Why RATS Michaela? I know you're on---

xxx, Carrie
Seandor
Springfield, MA
(Zone 6a)

November 7, 2007
7:59 PM

Post #4168378

"Cause my head is just swimming with all the stuff I HAVE to get done before this week is finished - and just thinking about it exhausts me - and it won't be any better until after Christmas - my only hope is that most of my courses won't fill :-)

Michaela

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 7, 2007
8:29 PM

Post #4168505

LOL of course they will - how many beautiful, brilliant and excellent teachers do they think there are in the world, let alone at your school?
Seandor
Springfield, MA
(Zone 6a)

November 8, 2007
12:45 AM

Post #4169329

Thanks Carrie :-) Well, actually my school is blessed with many truly dedicated teachers and great colleagues. It's just that this term I am teaching 6 courses and 2 directed studies (meaning 5 class preps). Plus now we get the go-ahead from the lawyers to apply for our green cards, and all the paper work that involves - including medical exams, arranging for all our shots (just like we are puppies!) and getting the "right" documents - now I have to order the "approved" large version of our birth certificates - that's three different governments in Canada to deal with.

And I still have to pay for it all . . . man, life is good if you don't weaken lol

So if my classes don't fill, and I only teach 4 courses, with 3 preps - life will be very good indeed!
Anitabryk2
Long Island, NY
(Zone 6b)

November 8, 2007
12:46 PM

Post #4170758

OK, you two are making my head swim! I think you need some Calgon. [Does anyone remember that commercial?]

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 8, 2007
6:40 PM

Post #4172022

Calgon --- take me away ---? You want us to go away?
Seandor
Springfield, MA
(Zone 6a)

November 8, 2007
10:06 PM

Post #4172763

Never go away, Carrie - what would we do without you ????

. . . every once in a while I try to remind myself that there are literally billions of people who would love to have my problems . . . many of us really have blessed lives in spite of the day-to-day irritations :-)
CapeCodGardener
Mid-Cape, MA
(Zone 7a)

November 8, 2007
10:35 PM

Post #4172914

Seandor, always a good reminder. . . we are lucky enough to have full, active lives and to be able to cope with them. . . well, most of the time!! LOL

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 9, 2007
12:25 AM

Post #4173298

{{{{{Seandor}}}}}} I won't go anywhere, fear not.
Anitabryk2
Long Island, NY
(Zone 6b)

November 9, 2007
12:01 PM

Post #4174643

good point CapeCod- just when you think you've got it bad, look around. How does the phrase go? God only gives us what we can handle...

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 9, 2007
9:18 PM

Post #4176392

Ohhhhh - I take issue with that phrase. Sometimes you get a LOT more than you can handle. x, Carrie
Anitabryk2
Long Island, NY
(Zone 6b)

November 12, 2007
10:52 PM

Post #4186499

I was away in DC so I hadn't added the two new packages I recieved. Here's a momento...

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Anitabryk2
Long Island, NY
(Zone 6b)

November 12, 2007
10:55 PM

Post #4186509

Thanks Suzy and Lala - that was very kind of you!

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grampapa
Wheatfield, NY
(Zone 6a)

November 13, 2007
12:09 PM

Post #4188088

Anita, great pics! you can just send me that orchid...'kay?
Anitabryk2
Long Island, NY
(Zone 6b)

November 13, 2007
12:10 PM

Post #4188092

no problem Jan!
CapeCodGardener
Mid-Cape, MA
(Zone 7a)

November 13, 2007
3:46 PM

Post #4188756

Anita, I am about to mail my WS seeds, and I'm not sure how/where to get your mailing address. Could you please D-mail it to me?
Thanks for doing this!! So exciting.

CapeCodGardener
Trishann
Iola, TX
(Zone 8b)

November 13, 2007
7:32 PM

Post #4189521

Hi Anita,
Wanted to let you know my seeds are on the way...
CapeCodGardener
Mid-Cape, MA
(Zone 7a)

November 14, 2007
2:06 PM

Post #4191729

Yea! I finally figured out how to use "the exchange" and got Anita's address. Seeds are in the mail!

CapeCodGardener

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 14, 2007
2:48 PM

Post #4191864

CapeCod,

That's a learning experience that happens to all of us, some sooner, some later. (That darn exchange, I mean.)

Anita - nothing from ME yet? Oh, no! I sent them.

xx, Carrie

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Anitabryk2
Long Island, NY
(Zone 6b)

November 15, 2007
12:25 PM

Post #4195109

no worries Carrie. I have them.
Sorry I didn't back to you sooner Capecod, I haven't been on in a couple of days.
Looking forward to seeing what you've sent Trishann.

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 15, 2007
1:40 PM

Post #4195414

Yipee - i have little faith in the usps. -carrie oh, btw anita, i may have sent in more than ten packets - more than on my list. do with them as you will!
Anitabryk2
Long Island, NY
(Zone 6b)

November 16, 2007
11:20 AM

Post #4198949

Ok, Carrie.

Very exciting - we are almost there. I am so looking forward to sorting through everything.
CapeCodGardener
Mid-Cape, MA
(Zone 7a)

November 16, 2007
3:04 PM

Post #4199537

Anita, my seeds should be there PDQ or I'm going to go postal LOL!
Anitabryk2
Long Island, NY
(Zone 6b)

November 17, 2007
1:00 PM

Post #4202713

step away from the keyboard...
lol - they are here.
CapeCodGardener
Mid-Cape, MA
(Zone 7a)

November 17, 2007
2:08 PM

Post #4202893

Very funny, Anita! Thanks for letting me know!

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 17, 2007
11:40 PM

Post #4204532

Anita, what you claim to be looking forward to is equivalent to my worst nightmare! Have fun, and thank you for doing all this work for our pleasure! I don't think I listed EVERYTHING I sent. Sorry. I think i sent more than ten - also sorry. xx, Carrie
Anitabryk2
Long Island, NY
(Zone 6b)

November 20, 2007
11:09 AM

Post #4212940

No worries. I now have everyone's seed and will start sorting through them.
CapeCodGardener
Mid-Cape, MA
(Zone 7a)

November 20, 2007
2:14 PM

Post #4213305

Thank you in advance, Anita!!!!
garden6
Lansing, KS
(Zone 5b)

November 20, 2007
2:23 PM

Post #4213344

BOQUETS as well! ;0)
Anitabryk2
Long Island, NY
(Zone 6b)

November 25, 2007
11:48 AM

Post #4227107

Ok everyone. The seeds went out in yesterday's mail. I hope everyone likes the seeds they received in return. If by chance anyone is short, please let me know. I double check, but you never know. The envelopes got closed, before I could put in my holiday wishes. Let me extend them to you now.

May all your holidays be bright and merry. May they be filled with the people you love. I wish you health and happiness for the years to come. Happy Holidays!

Thanks again for joining the swap. I usually do another in the late spring/early summer for anyone that would like to join again.
Anita
grampapa
Wheatfield, NY
(Zone 6a)

November 25, 2007
1:31 PM

Post #4227199

Anita, the same to you! And thank you for once again being such a gracious hostess :0)
CapeCodGardener
Mid-Cape, MA
(Zone 7a)

November 25, 2007
2:41 PM

Post #4227350

May your holidays be very happy, Anita, and I will think of you especially as I officially open the WS season on the Solstice!!

You will certainly have added to all our enjoyment.
garden6
Lansing, KS
(Zone 5b)

November 25, 2007
3:18 PM

Post #4227476

Yes Anita, agreeing you're another hostess with the mostess!!!BOUQUETS and Happy Holidays to you as well with another great gardening year! ;0)
Theresa
Marine City, MI
(Zone 5a)

November 25, 2007
4:09 PM

Post #4227671

thanks Anita, I look forward to receiving them. Thank you for hostessing and also well wishes to you too.

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 25, 2007
6:56 PM

Post #4228202

Thank you thank you thank you Anita for doing all the work! Kisses from Boston! xxx, Carrie
Anitabryk2
Long Island, NY
(Zone 6b)

November 26, 2007
2:06 AM

Post #4229543

Thanks everyone
revclaus
(Judith) Denver, CO
(Zone 5b)

November 26, 2007
5:23 AM

Post #4230129

Thank YOU... It's a big job to get all these seeds taken care of so that we can all enjoy them. I appreciate what you've done. We'll all have to exchange photos next summer.

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 26, 2007
2:06 PM

Post #4230687

Er, ok, I didn't get a lot of identifiable growth last year BUT (you'll all be glad to hear this) I BOUGHT A PAINT PEN and have been saving half-gallon (not single-serving size) containers. xx, Carrie
garden6
Lansing, KS
(Zone 5b)

November 26, 2007
4:06 PM

Post #4231080

YEAH Carrie!!! ;0)
Illoquin
Indianapolis, IN
(Zone 5b)

November 26, 2007
6:26 PM

Post #4231604

Regarding pens and identification of seedlings...I would like to put a vote in for a plastic tag or two inside the milkjug, too. Put them in a corner and face them OUT because you can read through the milk jug itself. I cut up butter containers, including Clorox bottles and also cottage cheese and certain brands of yogurt containers. Just cut them into thin-ish strips and use a Sharpie or a paint pen on them. The name holds as long as they are pushed into the ground.

This tags (these tags) follow the plants when they are planted so you have an ID once they are out in the garden. Soooo important! So many of these plants look like weeds when they are teenagers that I tend to pull them, and so many of the things I sowed were flowers that were totally unknown to me, but if I can find a marker in the vicinity, it jogs my memory. I always plant it inthe visual middle of where I planted, whether it's a long strip or a clump. I have had 99% success with it and only lost a few when I had some emergency transferring of jugs due to the unusual cold snap we had last spring. I must have been swinging those things around a lot because there were two tags on the ground when all the jugs were put in the garage. I was able to determine which was which easiy enough.

Suzy
bloomheaven
Southern
United States

November 26, 2007
8:52 PM

Post #4232067

Anita, I got my seeds today! Thank you so much for hosting this swap and all the time and effort you put into it.

Bloomheaven
revclaus
(Judith) Denver, CO
(Zone 5b)

November 26, 2007
9:25 PM

Post #4232175

I read your message, went to the mailbox, and there they were! Thanks Anita, and to everybody else whose seeds came so nicely packaged. Fun, fun, fun!!!

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 26, 2007
9:51 PM

Post #4232281

I got my seeds too, haven't opened them yet! Fun fun fun!!! Thank you again! xxx, Carrie
grampapa
Wheatfield, NY
(Zone 6a)

November 26, 2007
11:18 PM

Post #4232632

My seeds came, too!!! and such unusual things :0) can't wait to start planting...is Christmas over yet?

thanks to everyone and heaps of thanks to Anita, Queen of the W/S Swap
CapeCodGardener
Mid-Cape, MA
(Zone 7a)

November 26, 2007
11:44 PM

Post #4232689

My seeds arrived today, yippee! What fun this will be.

garden6
Lansing, KS
(Zone 5b)

November 27, 2007
12:33 AM

Post #4232825

Glad to see everyone is so happy...I'm looking forward to my package!!! ;0)
Anitabryk2
Long Island, NY
(Zone 6b)

November 27, 2007
11:40 AM

Post #4234121

This has made my morning. I hope you enjoyed the swap. I also hope everything germinates for you. Remember to keep records. If it did well and you want to repeat you can collect the seed next year!
frausnow
Winterville, GA
(Zone 7b)

November 27, 2007
3:14 PM

Post #4234911

Seeds arrived yesterday. Thanks everyone for the great mix of seeds and thanks, Anita, for heading up this swap. It was fun.
JoAnn

tcs1366

tcs1366
Itasca,IL&Lk Delton, WI
(Zone 5a)

November 27, 2007
6:14 PM

Post #4235602

Suzy -- great point about the 'additional' marker. last year i used 'popsicle stick' kind of markers and by mid summer they were rotting in the ground.

hope ya don't mind, but i copy/pasted your comment in the Lessons Learned thread #5
'cuz its a good one.
Theresa
Marine City, MI
(Zone 5a)

November 27, 2007
6:24 PM

Post #4235656

my seeds arrived today. Thanks! This was fun.
Illoquin
Indianapolis, IN
(Zone 5b)

November 28, 2007
4:57 AM

Post #4237919

It's okay with me -- copy and paste away! These pearls of wisdom just drop from the keyboard. ROTFLOL!

Anita, I received my seeds today -- thanks so much to you and all the people who made the swap possible, but especially you, Anita, the hostess with the mostess!

Cape Cod Gardener, I especially loved the Lobelia; was it commercial? I only ask because I wondered how you even collect Lobelia seeds since I don't recall seeing any pods. Or am I not looking closely enough?

I'm worrying about my WS logistics this year. What to put where, and all. Last year I had 300+ containers germinate, and I swear, I just got the last of them planted out -- less than a month ago. There is no way I can do that again, so I will have to be savvy and smart, and try to figure out how I can have more things in the ground with jugs (or something like jugs) above them than jugs sitting out everywhere which will later need to be planted. I wish I had learned about WSing in the early 80s when I was a younger woman with more energy. LOL!

Thanks again, Anita!

Suzy

CapeCodGardener
Mid-Cape, MA
(Zone 7a)

November 28, 2007
5:16 AM

Post #4237947

Quoting:Cape Cod Gardener, I especially loved the Lobelia; was it commercial? I only ask because I wondered how you even collect Lobelia seeds since I don't recall seeing any pods. Or am I not looking closely enough?


Hi Suzy, yes, the saphire trailing lobelia seed was commercial, from Thompson and Morgan--I WS it this year, and then re-ordered the seed from T & M because I didn't see any pods either!


Anitabryk2
Long Island, NY
(Zone 6b)

November 28, 2007
12:37 PM

Post #4238341

I am thrilled that everyone is happy with their seed choices. I enjoyed hosting the swap and look forward to the next one.
garden6
Lansing, KS
(Zone 5b)

November 28, 2007
2:23 PM

Post #4238718

YIPPPEEEEE! Received my seed swap envelope and want to thank everyone again for the nice selections. Many of the selections, I had not considered before, but now, I am looking forward to spicing the gardens up this coming Spring. Thanks again Anita, the color selections complement my gardens nicely!! ;0)

bluespiral

bluespiral

(Zone 7a)

November 28, 2007
5:35 PM

Post #4239313

Received mine, too - quite a variety among 10 packets - seems like seed traders on DG range farther every year. Thank you so much Anita and all - this was a very enjoyable seed swap.

Karen

ps - how about everyone moseying over to this thread - http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/793658/ and giving a vote for a wintersown database on DG by zone? Earlier today Distantkin posted that Dave is looking to see what kind of response there might be.

This message was edited Nov 28, 2007 12:39 PM
distantkin
Saint Cloud, MN
(Zone 4b)

November 28, 2007
6:11 PM

Post #4239454

Hey guys...just wanted to tell everyone that Dave is considering having a database for winter sown seeds and their success or not.
He wants to see what the interest is.
Please stop in here

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/793848/

if you are interested and let him know!.
Thanks :o)
DEMinPA
Selinsgrove, PA
(Zone 5b)

November 28, 2007
6:35 PM

Post #4239559

I received my seeds today. Thank you Anita for hosting this swap. Thanks to all who participated. I can't wait to start winter sowing again this year.

Happy holidays to all.

DEMinPA

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 28, 2007
11:40 PM

Post #4240701

I KNOW there's a better thread for this, well, there's really no good thread for this, BUT here's a O.99 seed sale and free shipping if you spend $10. I think they're Burpee seeds. Oh, I hate myself already. x, Carrie.
grampapa
Wheatfield, NY
(Zone 6a)

November 29, 2007
9:06 PM

Post #4243860

carrie, WE love you :0) ... this is a perfect thread for seed sales (well, there's no bad thread for seed sales LOL). what if there's something I want that I didn't get in the swap, huh? and where's the link for the sale?

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 30, 2007
1:53 AM

Post #4244913

Gosh, gee, how could I forget the link? SORRY!!! http://www.watersuntogether.com/idtl.asp?IT_Cat1=Vegetables&IT_Id=1530

xxxx, Carrie ps I love you-all too.
grampapa
Wheatfield, NY
(Zone 6a)

November 30, 2007
10:54 PM

Post #4248139

thank you, ma'am
Lala_Jane
North West, OH
(Zone 5b)

November 30, 2007
11:16 PM

Post #4248215

Thank you Anita and thank you EVERYONE. I got my envie today and am just about to tear into it. After reading what you all have written I'm salivating already!
Seandor
Springfield, MA
(Zone 6a)

December 1, 2007
1:11 PM

Post #4249770

Thanks for the seeds! - by the way - what is a red cedar vine?

Also, big thanks to Anita!

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