North Central Texas RU April 28, 2012 (Trade Thread)

Arlington, TX

Yes Dennis, I will pot up a few rh for you.
C

Fort Worth, TX(Zone 8a)

I won't miss this one if I can help it! Sybil was such a gracious hostess last time we were there for a round-up, and not as many people were able to make it. I really love her place! My Mom and Tom will probably come as well. The last round-up they came to at Kate and Richard's home and now they're hooked!
I know I've been MIA lately, and that's because I have been working a lot at a j-o-b outside the home for the first time since 1993, (besides being self-employed). And yes I've now lost a total of 70 pounds, :-)!

I will make sure I'm cleared to be off on that day, and will let y'all know who's coming with me, and (hopefully) have time to get some trades together.

Thank you Josephine, Sheila and *Sybil*! You gals are the best! D-Gers are the best!
:-D

Arlington, TX

I hope you make it D, I have been growing a skeleton leaf goldeneye for you.
C

Caddo Mills, TX(Zone 8a)

Sheila,
I will be starting the parsley and dill next weekend. I will put you down for some.

Josephine, Arlington, TX(Zone 8a)

Good to hear from you Deb, my goodness 70 pounds? wow i bet you look totally different, but you have always been beautiful anyway. Congratulations, and I am looking forward to seeing you.
Josephine.

Grapevine, TX(Zone 8a)

I have some extra tubes of mason bees that I could bring, but I don't know if the end of April is too late to set them out. Does anyone know more about the proper timing?

Fort Worth, TX(Zone 8a)

I would love to try my hand at raising them Dennis!! I know that they will be coming out pretty soon after plants start blooming. What did you use for the tubes?

Thanks Tina!

This message was edited Feb 25, 2012 10:22 PM

Grapevine, TX(Zone 8a)

I bought mine online at Knox Cellars. They are cardboard tubes with paper liners that I took out a few weeks back. I put most of them in my refrigerator since I was concerned that they would emerge prematurely this year due to the very warm weather we have been having. I have read that you can also drill holes into blocks of wood and make your own liners for them, but I am not ambitious enough to do that myself. :)

The first year I started with one can of tubes, with just 2 starter tubes of bees. The entire can of tubes was filled by the end of the season, so I think some local bees must have joined in. The next year, I set out the filled tubes from the previous year with 3 empty cans of tubes and nearly all of the tubes were filled by the end of the season. Now I have almost 3 cans of filled tubes but will only be setting out 3 empty cans, so I should be able to give quite a few away and still end up with all of my tubes filled. I've read that they can increase 3-6x each year.

Arlington, TX

Could I try the mason bees? What would I need to buy?
Cheryl

Grapevine, TX(Zone 8a)

Cheryl,

There are a number of places that sell mason bee supplies. I like the Knox Cellar tubes with lines because they are very easy to change out at the end of the season. I started out with one 74 tube "System Nester" and now I have three of them. There are also a number of websites that talk about how to make your own mason bee house.

I just started with 2 tubes of bees that I bought at North Haven Garden and it seemed to attract the native bees that were already in the area. They are fun to watch build their homes, and they do no swarm and are very non aggressive. I'll save some tubes for you and Sheila.

Dennis

Colleyville, TX(Zone 8a)

I am intrigued. If there is any more I would like to try one too Dennis.

Fort Worth, TX(Zone 8a)

Thanks Dennis! I did a bit of searching and quickly found loads of info on them and plans for houses. Going to get DH to make me one!

Grapevine, TX(Zone 8a)

Anna, I will put you down for some bees.

Colleyville, TX(Zone 8a)

Thanks! Hey Sheila, can you direct me to some of the better websites?

Fort Worth, TX(Zone 8a)

Just so happened I saved them!
This is a note on National Wildlife Federations site. http://www.nwf.org/Get-Outside/Outdoor-Activities/Garden-for-Wildlife/Gardening-Tips/Build-a-Bee-House.aspx
Here is a pretty looking one for sale…but looks easy enough to make with a drill press.
http://www.butterfly-gifts.com/1121-mason-bee-house.html
Here is some homade ones ….guess any holes in wood would work LOL.
http://habitat.ms11.net/bee/beehome.htm#_Solitary_Bee_House

There are many more I know.

Houston Heights, TX(Zone 9a)

Dennis, would you be interested in Ten petal anemone, Anemone berlandieri? There is an entry and photo in Plant files but I do not know how to paste the link here. Marty

Grapevine, TX(Zone 8a)

Marty, I would be very interested in the anemone. I looked it up in the plant files and on the wildflower center and it looks really interesting. Thanks!

Dennis

Arlington, TX

Dennis I see trout lily on your list. Can you grow that in TX? Unless that common name goes for more than one plant, I grew trout lilies in my shade/moist MI garden? I guess I need to find out if they are native to here too.

Arlington, TX

Marty could I have a yellow bells? Is there anything you want from my list? I will bring you a small pink ice plant (Delosperma cooperi I think).
Cheryl

Josephine, Arlington, TX(Zone 8a)

Trout Lily is native to DFW as well, it grows at Tandy Hills in Fort Worth.

Houston Heights, TX(Zone 9a)

Yes cheryl. I'll put you down for that and I would love a new start of ice plant. My was killed in the back to back freezes of '10 and '11.

Arlington, TX

Trout lily is not listed as native on the NPIN site or the USDA site?

This message was edited Feb 12, 2012 9:41 PM

Houston Heights, TX(Zone 9a)

Dennis, I'll bring you the anemone.

Houston Heights, TX(Zone 9a)

Catz, may I have a Justicia brandegeana? Thanks, Marty

Burleson, TX(Zone 8a)

I'll put your name on one Marty :)

Rancho Santa Rita, TX(Zone 8a)

Reser
HAVE to share :

ROSEMARY Tuscan Blue
cuttings- enough to
go around for rooting
or cooking/gtilling


BALD CYPRESS cuttings

ALOE - NOID

ARCHDUKE CHARLES antique rose cuttings
an excellent year-round bloomer

OLEANDER cuttings

seeds :

HEIRLOOM TOMATO:

Black Sea Man

Coyote

Dagma's Perfection

Chiapas Wild

Hugh

Marvel Stripe

Monserrat

Punta Banda

Texas Wild

Mexico

Pink Accordion

Zapotec Pleated

Lime Green Salad

Santiago

Tim's Black Ruffles

Tlacolula Ribbed

OTHER SEEDS :

yellow straight-neck summer squash

Tejas Weenie chile pepper


the following seeds are ordered, have not arrived yet )=((

ECHINACEA, POWWOW WILD BERRY

ECHINACEA, DOUBLE DECKER

PAMPAS GRASS, WHITE FEATHER

SHASTA DAISY, CRAZY DAISY

AMARANTHUS, TOWER GREEN

GAILLARDIA, PLUME RED

LISIANTHUS, CINDERELLA DOUBLE PINK

LISIANTHUS, SAPPHIRE BLUE CHIP

RUDBECKIA, CHEROKEE SUNSET

SUNFLOWER, GOLDEN CHEER

TITHONIA, TORCH

ZINNIA, BENARY'S GIANT FORMULA MIX (BLUE POINT)

ZINNIA, PEPPERMINT STICK

ZINNIA, BENARY'S GIANT PURPLE

ZINNIA, SUNSHINE HYBRID MIX

ZINNIA, BENARY'S GIANT WINE

SUGAR BABY WATERMELON

GIVING:

to PHYLLIS - Bald Cypress cuttings

RECEIVING :

FROM fROSTWEED:
S Leucophyllum

FROM PHYLLIS :
agave & sedum

FR0M newtonsthirdlaw:
Opuntia
heartleaf skullcap

FROM



WISHES:

Okra seeds or plants

any hummingbird plant

elephant ears

aloe

basil seeds or plants

Dill seeds or plants

mint

Asclepias

Borage

Canna

Bird Pepper

epazote

Spider Plant

Echeveria

Graptopetalum

Kalanchoe Mother-of-Thousands

Kalanchoe daigremontiana

Kalanchoe delagoensis

Kalanchoe any

oxblood lily

fuschia four oclocks seed

Salvia any

Sedum any

skullcap





stephanietx
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 17, 2012
09:07 PM

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Baja-I can bring you some skullcap and maybe some okra. I have 2 varieties of okra, Emerald Green and Hill Country. Do you have a preference?



BajaBlue
Rancho Santa Rita, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 17, 2012
09:42 PM

Post #9086997


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ooh thanks

Have been wanting to try Hill country !
ving my spot !


This message was edited Apr 26, 2012 7:29 AM

Josephine, Arlington, TX(Zone 8a)

Alright BajaBlue!! good to hear from you.

Grapevine, TX(Zone 8a)

Here is a picture of my original mason bee house. I bought the can and the tubes, but built the house myself. My new house is quite similar but is wide enough to hold three cans.

You can see that most of the tubes are occupied.

Arlington, TX

Marty my ice plants or what I have left of them survived the last two winters without an issue.

Red Oak, TX

Not sure I'll be able to make it, but just in case...holding this spot.

Dale Clark
Dallas County Lepidopterists' Society
www.dallasbutterflies.com

Josephine, Arlington, TX(Zone 8a)

Oh Dale, I am so happy you are at least trying to come, looking forward to seeing you.
Josephine.

Houston Heights, TX(Zone 9a)

Thanks, Cheryl. I look forward to helping you get rid of them! chuckl

Arlington, TX

Marty,
I found them to be sort of invasive in certain areas. Their roots were spreading quite far and wide. I have a few small patches around one bed and will give you a start from those. I plan on moving most of it around the borders of a new cactus bed I am working on.
BTW I tried the yellow ice plant a couple years back but none of it survived the winter.
C

North Richland Hills, TX

Catz -- could I please have a Passiflora edulis.

North Richland Hills, TX

Steadtcam,

Could I please have Eastern Redbud seedling and
Ornamental Sweet Potato, Marguerite.

Thank you.

Burleson, TX(Zone 8a)

I'll put you down for one Kate.

Rancho Santa Rita, TX(Zone 8a)

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(Joy) Hempstead, TX(Zone 8b)

We lost so much last year to the drought, I have only a few things.
Curly Variegated Airplane plant, Chlorophytum comosum http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/77076/

Sansevieria trifasciata both variegated and green http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/183972/

Moses in a cradle variegated, Tradescantia bermudensis 'Variegata'

Aloe kedogensis, http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/49709/

Aloe vera

Rain lilies from the old homestead (1900's). They have all come back after being gone for three years

I I am going to try to root cuttings from several of my antique roses that are doing well. Can't guarantee that they will take but if so I will have
Nacadoches (big vibrant yellow)
Westerland (deep apricot)
Maggie ( deep pink)
Peggy Martin also known as the Katrina rose (climber tiny pink flowers)
Green rose (green peppery smelling flowers)
Smiths Parrish (white with streaks of red)
Souvenir de la Malmaison (Pale pink)

All these are great smellers and repeat bloomers. If you want one, I will make sure to give it a try.

Promised:
Catzgalore - Curly airplane plant, green rose
Sheila - Rain lilies
gr8cayte - Curly airplane plant and pencil cactus
Marty (steadycam)- Mexican Oregano, poop, Scrambled Eggs or seeds
Trishann - antique rose and curly airplane plant
Kate (grubbyfungus) - Mexican Oregano
bananna18 - Mexican Oregano, poop
Cheryl - rain lilies, sample of each poop
Stephanie - Mexican Oregano, poop
Sandy - Pencil cactus, curly airplane, grape hyacinth
Baja Blue - poop
Dennis - grape hyacinth
Perkoschilifarm - Post oak seedling, rain lilies, poop
Phyllis59 - goat poop
Sybram - Black Magic EE's

Getting:
Brazos Penstemon,snow bells, Monarda, and Lizard Tail - Sheila
Rudbeckia - Cheryl
Candy Corn vine, milkweed - Catz
Texas Aster, snapdragon vine - Frostweed











This message was edited Mar 30, 2012 5:31 PM

Arlington, TX

msgrubby(sorry, I have forgotten your actual name),
I would love to try the malabar spinach. That is a plant that can take some summer heat, right? I remember reading about it a while ago.
Cheryl

Arlington, TX

To whoever wanted the black foot daisy,
I have some in an area that were seedlings last year. I can try and dig them up but if I remember correctly they don't transplant well. I will let you know how it goes when its warm enough to try and pot them up.
C

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