Yes Dennis, I will pot up a few rh for you.
North Central Texas RU April 28, 2012 (Trade Thread)
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!
I hope you make it D, I have been growing a skeleton leaf goldeneye for you.
I will be starting the parsley and dill next weekend. I will put you down for some.
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.
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?
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?
This message was edited Feb 25, 2012 10:22 PM
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.
Could I try the mason bees? What would I need to buy?
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.
I am intrigued. If there is any more I would like to try one too Dennis.
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!
Thanks! Hey Sheila, can you direct me to some of the better websites?
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.
Here is some homade ones ….guess any holes in wood would work LOL.
There are many more I know.
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
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 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.
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).
Trout Lily is native to DFW as well, it grows at Tandy Hills in Fort Worth.
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.
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
Catz, may I have a Justicia brandegeana? Thanks, Marty
HAVE to share :
ROSEMARY Tuscan Blue
cuttings- enough to
go around for rooting
BALD CYPRESS cuttings
ALOE - NOID
ARCHDUKE CHARLES antique rose cuttings
an excellent year-round bloomer
Black Sea Man
Lime Green Salad
Tim's Black Ruffles
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
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
to PHYLLIS - Bald Cypress cuttings
FROM PHYLLIS :
agave & sedum
Okra seeds or plants
any hummingbird plant
basil seeds or plants
Dill seeds or plants
fuschia four oclocks seed
Fort Worth, TX
April 17, 2012
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?
Rancho Santa Rita, TX
April 17, 2012
Have been wanting to try Hill country !
ving my spot !
This message was edited Apr 26, 2012 7:29 AM
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.
Marty my ice plants or what I have left of them survived the last two winters without an issue.
Not sure I'll be able to make it, but just in case...holding this spot.
Dallas County Lepidopterists' Society
Oh Dale, I am so happy you are at least trying to come, looking forward to seeing you.
Thanks, Cheryl. I look forward to helping you get rid of them! chuckl
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.
Catz -- could I please have a Passiflora edulis.
Could I please have Eastern Redbud seedling and
Ornamental Sweet Potato, Marguerite.
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/
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.
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
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
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.
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.