Gulf Coast RU trades

The Woodlands, TX(Zone 9a)

This thread is for listing plants you have (or want) for the Gulf Coast RU that will be held on Saturday, April 10 in The Woodlands. Please keep this thread on topic.

For joining us, or just to talk about the RU, please post to:

Thanks much. We are excited about the interest in having this in The Woodlands! And thank you to those who have indicated you will come. Tell your friends!

We're gonna have a partay! ^_^

Willis, TX(Zone 8b)

My spot, TY!

Wants: La. Iris species (especially fulva & nelsonii)
Crinums, rain lilies
Tx natives
edible fruit-bearing plants

Haves: Red Tx Star Hibiscus
Red Spider Lilies (Lycoris radiata)
Passiflora lutea (Tx native - small flower)
"King Alfred" Daffodils ( possibly Narcissus Dutch Master - not sure)
Iris albicans - White Cemetery Iris
Habranthus tubispathus (Copper Lily)
Narcissus x odorus "Campernelle jonquil"
Narcissus x intermedius "Texas Star"
Narcissus triandrus "Thalia" (aka - Angel's Tears) GONE
Epiphyllum strictum (night-bloomin' cactus) rooted starts 8"-12" tall
Kalanchoe fedtshenkoi variegata (Lavender Scallops)


Bringing to :

Annette - a couple of Copper lilies & Daffs - King Alfred, Tx Star and Angel's Tears

blkraven - 2 Red Tx Star Hibiscus

Charlene - Copper Lilies, Pass. lutea, Oleander starts, N. triandrus

dstarr - Copper Lilies, Red Spider Lilies, Lavender Scallops

iloveJesus99 (Sandi)- Copper lilies, Pass. lutea, Epiphyllum strictum rooted cuttings, Texas Star jonquils & N. triandrus, Lav. Scallops

Becky - N. triandrus, Campernelles, Tx Star jonquils, etc

Ceejay - Tx Star & Angel Tears

madrid2000 - Silky Red Butterfly Weed

ginger_girl - Tx Star Hibiscus seedlings, Lavender Scallops Kalanchoe, amaryllis
Will add more as we go along

Receiving from :

blkraven - EE castings
Charlenesplants - mushroom compost (brown gold)
Annette - Zig Zag Iris
IloveJesus - Yellow Flags
Ceejay - yellow rain lilies (Z. citrina)
madrid - Sweet Herb
Becky - Mayapples, etc.

This message was edited Apr 5, 2010 1:00 PM

Buffalo, TX(Zone 8b)

Trades I can bring:
tx mist flower
lady in red salvia cocinea
noid brugs rooted in pots
alocasia cuculatta
noid yellow daffodils
wild gaillardias
red spider lillies
yellow lantana
moss verbena

more to come

Things I want:

Rose Cuttings All kinds (I finally learned how to root them successfully)
double brugs
double oleanders
peach oleanders
fig trees
pear trees
deep red crepe myrtles
deep purple crepe myrtles
peppermint crepe myrtles
named daylilies
cajun hibiscus (will offer great trades for these)
Carolina Jasmine

This message was edited Feb 24, 2010 4:40 PM

The Woodlands, TX(Zone 9a)

ceejaytown's place

I have:

Zephyranthes citrina (yellow rain lilies)
Zephyranthes candida (white rain lilies)
gulf coast muhly
elderberry root cuttings that are up and growing - looking great!
Phlox pilosa
Ajuga reptans ‘Burgundy Glow’
Philippine lilies
Philadelphus coronarius (Mock Orange)
Gaura 'Siskiyou Pink'
Salvia farinacea 'Henry Duelberg'
Veronica umbrosa (Creeping speedwell)
bronze fennel
fall aster - white (1)
mojito mint cuttings, not rooted

Giving to:

WillisTxGarden (Lee): Zephyranthes citrina (yellow rain lilies),
charlenesplants: Agapanthus, Z citrina (yellow rain lilies), Phlox pilosa, elderberry, mock orange
ilovejesus99: (yellow rain lilies), Plumbago, P. lilies
dstarr: gulf coast muhly, Gaura
madrid2000: Philippine lilies
Annette: Plumbago, Gaura
Becky: Salvia 'Henry Duelberg'
buddywillistx (Jan): mock orange
blkraven2: Salvia 'Henry Duelberg', bulrush, speedwell
ginger_girl: Zephyranthes candida (white rain lilies), La iris
Sylvia: black and blue Salvia, mojito mint cuttings
dstarr: bronze fennel


Lycoris radiata from blkraven2
Tx Star & Angel Tears from Lee
cross vine from Annette
dill from sapphirestar
hosta from sylvia

This message was edited Apr 9, 2010 9:25 PM

The Woodlands, TX(Zone 9a)

Lee, I have lots of the white rain lilies. Is that what you want?
I need to check my crinums, although I've heard you can't kill a crinum. I'm counting on that!

Charlene, If they survived, I have Agapanthus.

Buffalo, TX(Zone 8b)

Ceejay, what would you like from my list?

Lee, what natives are you looking for? I have too many to list.


New Waverly, TX(Zone 8b)

Zig-zag Iris
Dwarf Monkey grass
Edit to add:
short white bearded iris - not sure of the cultivar
Triplet Lily
Rose - The Fairy (2) plus some cuttings I'm trying to root.
Rose - Nearly Wild
Cast Iron Plant
Alstromeria- Sweet Laura
Crocosmia - Orange/red native
Dwarf Mondo grass
Variegated Mondo grass - white
Crossvine - native, also from Lowery's
Gingers (still finding and will post varieties)


WillisTxGarden - Lee - Zigzag Iris, triplet lily

Dgal - Gingers

blkraven2 - Kathleen - Gingers, Crocosmia, "Umbrella" plant, Elephant Garlic, soapwart

Ilovejesus99 - Sandi - Alstromia Sweet Laura, Crocosmia, Chameleon Plant, gingers, triplet lily, Elephant garlic, soapwart, rose "The Fairy"

Dstar - Deb - White Iris

Beck5711 - Becky -Chameleon Plant, Zig Zag Iris, soapwart, Elephant Garlic

ceejaytown - crossvine

sapphirestar19 - soapwart

City Sylvia - Walking Iris


WillisTxGarden - Daffodil, Copper Lily, Narcissus (Tx Star, Thalia)

blkraven2 - EE casting

Ilove jesus - Parrot Lily

Ceejaytown - Plumbago, gaura

buddywillistx - Loquat

Madrid2000 - Banana with red flower

Beck5711 - 2 coleus

CitySylvia - Hosta

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Houston, TX(Zone 9a)

monkey grass (LOTS!)
dwarf liriope (flowers white)
Boston ferns (several)
red yucca (which is not a yucca at all : (several)
NOID gingers (several)

Promised to:
ginger_girl - red yucca - 1

This message was edited Mar 30, 2010 6:52 PM

Willis, TX(Zone 8b)

CJ - I have Cooper's Rain lily (Cooperia drummondi), Prairie Lily (Zeph. drummondi),
Fairy Lily (Zeph. candida) in abundant numbers...any other white rain lily would be wonderful
I have a few different other types/colors as always interested in rain lilies
I'm interested in crinums I don't have,or daffodils...narcissus...probably just about any kind of bulbous plant (geophyte) {:~)

Charlene - I'm interested in any native that catches my eye or piques my interest {:~)
native fruit bearing...(especially a Paw Paw)..plants are of interest

Willis, TX(Zone 8b)

Annette - I'd like some of your Zig Zag Iris please....I'll have my have list up before long for you to peruse

The Woodlands, TX(Zone 9a)

Lee - I have lots of Z. citrina - the yellow rain lily. My white is the Z. candida - like yours. My other colors are not in great enough abundance yet. Do you want any citrina?

Willis, TX(Zone 8b)

Sure!!! I'd love some citrina! Many thanks, CJ!

Buffalo, TX(Zone 8b)


The only edible things I can think of that are native, you probably have or don't want. I have plenty of wild blackberries, or maybe they are dewberries, not sure. I have lots of maypop (pasiflora incarnata). There are probably others, I just can't think of them. I have 54 acres and friends around with more, so help me out here and name something that you can think of wanting. I don't have paw paw, but would like to have that also LOL.
Mostly, what natives I have are flowering plants, and I am not sure if some of them are edible or not. I'd have to check that out.

CJ, I would love to have a few of your yellow rain lilies also if you have extra. Is there anything on my list for your interests?

The Woodlands, TX(Zone 9a)

charlene - I am holding off until I see what is still alive. I have a lot of sub-tropicals, and they may be root hardy, maybe not. So I can't exactly say what I want or what I have just yet. I have only so much space, too. But I do know I have rain lilies.

Buffalo, TX(Zone 8b)

I will be delivering any items that anyone wants to give to Dave and Trish for their housewarming. They have a brand new home and I really hope that we can all show them how much we appreciate them for building this great site. When a young couple builds a new home usually their friends give the housewarming. Where else have they had time to make friends but here on DG? Let's reward them well and don't forget the kids. Gardening items are really wanted as Trish says she has no plants at the new home.

I will post here everything that is being brought for delivering to them.

The Woodlands, TX(Zone 9a)

I think it would be better for you to start a new thread - one that everyone can see. I'm sure there are many that would love to send something to Trish and Dave that won't be looking at this thread. Unless you're trying to hide it...

New Waverly, TX(Zone 8b)

Not only that, but do they have a "wish list" that we could get some ideas from? Maybe some of us could go in on a gift together and get something spectacular for them?

New Waverly, TX(Zone 8b)

Lee, I have you down for zig zag iris.

Willis, TX(Zone 8b)

Thanks Annette! what interests might you have?

New Waverly, TX(Zone 8b)

I'm not sure at the moment...I will think about it and post.I like just about everything unusual that will grow in our area without a lot of fuss. We are on 10 acres, heavily wooded except maybe an acre and a half that is "developed". I am expanding some of my flower beds, both sun and shade, but at the moment I have no room! I just have an abundance of some things to give away.
Last fall, I ended up throwing a lot of stuff in the woods.

Wells, TX(Zone 8b)

I dont know what Ill be bringing plant wise for trades but Ill have painted stone plant markers, some ee castings and some cement containers good for suculents or herbs... if I get the chance or someone wants one Ill make some stepping stones for trade..So speak up if anyone wants some of what Ive got already and well worry about what I get in return after you see what you have left from the cold snap..

editied ... I also have some hand made onion and garlic storage baskets. they hang on a loop, are open weave style. They are good for storing flower bulbs too!

edited. I have some small pots of lemon balm, lambs ear and greek oregano.. I also have a few pots of daffodils that are a light and dark yellow.

giving... althea, gazing globe, rose cutings
getting.. a suprise!!!

giving...2 EE castings
getting...2 TX hibcus

Sandi (Ilovejesus)
giving.. ...eecasting.,La iris, reg iris,curly horse tail, red suprise lillies.

giving...eecasting, red suprise, onion basket
getting....gingers,soapwert,crosmeria,e garlic, umbrella plant

giving.. 2 colors althea

giving... Onion basket
getting... society garlic

Saphire star
giving...onion basket

ginger girl /Heather
giving.. 2 pots of marginals. lemon balm, both kinds of iris,lambs ear and what ever else I have and she
getting... butterfly iris

giving.... Red suprise lilies
getting, bullrush, speed well, salvia??


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The Woodlands, TX(Zone 9a)

Wow, blkraven - those sound like fabulous trade items! If you'll just continue to edit this post of yours, I'll go ahead and link to it.

Buffalo, TX(Zone 8b)

I was wondering what the chance was of getting a bowling ball / glazing ball? I know it wasn't on your list, but I have seen your balls, (should I say that?). LOL! I have lots of trades to offer you.

Wells, TX(Zone 8b)

Charlene, I have 1 unmade bowling ball that I can do for you.. its yours Ill see what you have the day of the RU and well go from there... Im not fussy...

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Josephine, Arlington, TX(Zone 8a)

I love my bowling ball that you made for me, it is my favorite yard decoration!!!

Wells, TX(Zone 8b)

Im glad youre still happy with it!

Buffalo, TX(Zone 8b)

Kathleen for that kind of treat you deserve to get a chance to be fussy! So, go ahead and tell me something you are wanting. Hey, I am going to the rose wholesale house, would you like a rose?

Wells, TX(Zone 8b)

charlene... you are so sweet.. really Im not fussy.. Ill love what ever I get in trade..the things I like are basic stuff,differnet color coneflowers, differnet day lillies, roses, iris. any kind of salvia, just what ever is healthy and pretty Ill be happy Im planing a small bog garden this spring. Im just starting to collect stuff to build it. Im not in a positon(yet) to take anything that has to be wintered over though...
I think you said you wanted rose cuttings.. I have some antique roses.. ones a China green, ones called kathleen which is a cascading shrub and looks like an apple blossom, a climber in pink called pink parasol, one of the David Austins thats a pale yellow, oklahoma which is red, some Weeks brand roses in yellow, peach and white.. tell me when and how to take the cuttings and Ill bring you some of them... I have a few others but cant remember the names of them
this is the green rose...
this is the kathleen
I had to have it... its my

Baytown, TX(Zone 9a)

As you can see, I'm starting with a clean pallet, so I'll take any leftovers. And Annette, please don't throw anything in the woods just yet. My plan is for most of this side of the yard to be in gardens. I have some banana trees and EE's (if they come back out) that I will put around the pond. I still have to finish the pond, by the way.

My wish list is just about anything I can get, but especially some daylilies, ginger, and other butterfly/hummer attractors.

Buffalo, TX(Zone 8b)

How to take cuttings
The easiest part of the rose to root is the tip of stems that have recently bloomed. Ideally, these tips have withered flowers, or hips, beginning to form. The flower heads or hips should be removed down to the first set of healthy leaves. Cuttings should be 6 to 8 inches long and be cut from the parent plant with a sharp knife or pruning shears at about a 45 degree angle. It is important that the cuttings not be allowed to dry out or be exposed to extreme heat or cold, at least until they are stuck into the rooting medium. Experienced old rose collectors often carry styrofoam ice chests, plastic bags, a small amount of water, and ice if they are likely to be in very hot conditions before getting the cuttings to the rooting area. Cuttings may be stored for several days in this manner, if necessary, but the sooner they are stuck, the better.

I took the above info from this site:

Willis, TX(Zone 8b)

I have some Passiflora lutea seedlings, if anyone is interested

Willis, TX(Zone 8b)

A close up (kinda fuzzy) of the flower

Willis, TX(Zone 8b)

diffrent shot - This vine may grow up to about 15 - 20 ft

Willis, TX(Zone 8b)

"King Alfred" type Daffodil large and beautiful - if anyone would like some........

Willis, TX(Zone 8b)

Copper Lilies available

Wells, TX(Zone 8b)

you just Identified a lone little lily that showed up in the middle of my front yard last fall!!! I transplanted it and found it was a bulb but had no idea what it was.. Now I do... A copper lily!!!..Thanks!!!!

New Waverly, TX(Zone 8b)

WillisTxGarden, Lee, I would like a couple of each, copper lily and daffodil, please. Just a couple though. I don't know how much room I will have, yet.

Wells, TX(Zone 8b)

WillisTxGarden.. could I have a couple of tx red hibiscus?? coud you use a couple EE castings in trade???

Wells, TX(Zone 8b)

charlene ..if I take the rose cuttings the day before the RU and keep them in water for you will that work??? I love my green china rose but then I like weird

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