2014 Spring Secret Hosta Swap - Sign-Up Below

Willamette Valley-OS, OR(Zone 8a)

This Hosta Swap is Now Closed.
Names are Being Sent Out and Boxes are Being Mailed.

"Hello Everyone!"
"Welcome to the 2014 'Spring Secret Hosta Swap'"!

It is that Time of Year...Time for Another Fun and Exciting Hosta Swap...
So that Means it's Time for...the...
2014 - Spring 'Secret Hosta Swap'!

The 2014 Spring 'Secret Hosta Swap' is Open to...
All Dave's Garden Subscribing Members Residing with an Address in the United States or Canada.
Canadian Subscribing Members are Welcome as Well.

(Just as Long as...
I Get at Least Two(2) Canadian Subscribing Members to Sign-Up for Match-Ups)

2014 Spring 'Secret Hosta Swap' Rules

If You Wish to Participate in the 2014 Spring 'Secret Hosta Swap'...
You Need to Sign-Up by Friday, June 6th, 2014 at 11:59 PM.
(Just Before the Stroke of Midnight)
To Participate You Also Must D-Mail Me All Your Information Before the Closing Date/Time.

I Will be D-Mailing the Name of Your 'Secret Hosta Swap' Participants Name that You Will be Sending Your Hosta(s) to...Saturday, June 7th, 2014.

This 'Secret Hosta Swap' is for Sending...
...at Least One(1) Named Hosta Plant.
(You are Allowed to Send More if you Choose but...You Must Send at Least One(1) Healthy, Disease Free, Named Variety of Hosta, with at Least One(1) Eye and Sufficient Roots for Planting).

There has been Much Discussion Here and Other Forum Sites on HVX and Foliar Nematodes. If You are Suspicious of Any Hostas You Have...Please Do Not Share those in Question with Your Fellow Hosta Friends. Please Only Send a Hosta(s) that You Would be Happy to Receive and Plant in Your Garden.

All 'Secret Hosta Swap' Packages Must be Mailed/Sent out by Monday, June 16th, 2014.
If there is Any Problems Getting Your Package Shipped Out on Time...
Please D-Mail Me so I can Contact Your Secret Hosta Swap Mail Recipient/Partner.
This 'Secret Hosta Swap' is Set-Up so that No One Knows Who is Mailing to Who.

All Secret Hosta Swap Packages Must be Mailed by USPS Priority Mail, FedEx, or UPS with a Delivery Confirmation(DC) or Tracking Number.
Once You Have Mailed Your Package...Please D-Mail Me with Your DC or Tracking Number.
This Will be Used to Track the Package if there is Any Problems with the Delivery.
And Remember...There are a Set of 'NEW' Priority Mail Flat Rate Boxes 'A'...'B'...and 'C' (At Various Sizes by Weights).
Sometimes These are at a Much Lower Shipping Rate Using Priority Mail Service via the USPS.
These New Boxes Must be Ordered Over the USPS Website.

Please Remember to Send Me that D-Mail with Your Information for Mailing...So You May Participate in this Spring 'Secret Hosta Swap'.
Make Your D-Mail Subject Line...'Secret Hosta Swap' and Include the Following Information:

Your Full Name (First and Last).
Your Full Mailing Address (Including Zip Code)
Your Dave's Garden 'Screen Name/User's Name'.
Your Personal E-Mail Address.

I Will D-Mail You with a 'Confirmation D-Mail' that You are a Participant of the 2014 Spring 'Secret Hosta Swap'.
I Will also be Posting Below the Participant's 'Screen Names' as They Sign-Up. If Your Name Does Not Show Up on the List Below...Please D-Mail Me to Get this Corrected.

A Very Important Sideline Note...
Hosta Secret Swaps are Always a lot of Fun and We Can Avoid Disappointment by Making Sure that those who Sign-Up for this Secret Hosta Swap are Committed to Following through and Mailing out their Packages on Time.
Please...Do Not Sign-Up if You Can Not Complete Your Obligation.

NOW...Everyone...If You Wish...
Post or Link Your List of Hosta(s) that You Have Currently in Your Garden Below When You Post to Participate. 'Wish Lists' May be Added to Your Post Below Also.
(This Does Not Mean that Your Trader Has to Send You a Hosta(s) from Your 'Wish List'. It is Just a Guideline so People Will Know what Hosta(s) You Have Currently in Your Garden and what Hosta(s) You May be Looking for.
Any Hosta(s) that are Sent...are Totally Up to the Individual Who is Sending.
This 'Hosta Secret Swap' is as All 'Secret Swaps' are...For Fun!

So Let's All Have a Good Time!
If You Have Any Questions or Concerns...Just D-Mail Me.


Following are Links from the HostaLibrary.org.:
(A Wonderful Source and a Wealth of Information)

Simple Instructions for Dividing Hosta.

Simple Instructions for Shipping Hosta:

Hosta Virus X - (HVX )

Another Very Good Source with Visuals for:
Digging-Dividing and Shipping Hosta.


This Hosta Swap is Closed to New Participants.
Names are Being Sent and Boxes are Being Mailed.

2014 Spring 'Secret Hosta Swap' Participant Listing

(This is a Chart of What the Standings Currently are.)


'Eleven' (MI)- Hosta Box Sent- 6/16
6/25 ~Hosta Box Received from UMD_Terp(Paul) in Mayland.

'frahnzone5' (IL)- Hosta Box Sent- 6/16
6/27 ~Hosta Box Received from HelenVT(Helen) in Vermont.

'gardenlady123' (MI)- Hosta Box Sent- 6/16
6/18 ~Hosta Box Received from Rose1656(Rose) in Illinois.

'HelenVT' (VT)- Hosta Box Sent- 6/23
(Sending On or After June 23rd.)
6/16 ~Hosta Box Received from SPGardens(Babette) in California.

'Jokenna' (TX)- Hosta Box Sent- 6/17
6/26 ~Hosta Box Received from Mud_Elf(Kris) in Alabama.

'joycet' (OH)- Hosta Box Sent- 6/23
6/30 ~Hosta Box Received from ZZTOPSOIL(Lelan) in Oregon..

'mittsy' (NY)- Hosta Box Sent- 6/12.....1st to Mail!
6/18 ~Hosta Box Received from frahnzone5(Felisa) in Illinois.

'Mud_Elf' (AL)- Hosta Box Sent- 6/24
6/26 ~Hosta Box Received from Wendy's_Garden(Wendy) in New York.

'Rose1656' (IL)- Hosta Box Sent- 6/16
6/25 ~Hosta Box Received from joycet(Joyce) in Ohio.

'SPGardens' (CA)- Hosta Box Sent- 6/14
6/18 ~Hosta Box Received from Eleven(Shawna) in Michigan.

'tracey8165' (MA)- Hosta Box Sent- 6/14
6/14 ~Hosta Box Received from mittsy(Mittsy) in New York. - 1st to Receive!

'UMD_Terp' (MD)- Hosta Box Sent- 6/23
6/18 ~Hosta Box Received from gardenlady123(Ronna) in Michigan.

'Wendy's_Garden' (NY)- Hosta Box Sent- 6/23
6/19 ~Hosta Box Received from Jokenna(Tina) in Texas.

'ZZTOPSOIL' (OR)- Hosta Box Sent- 6/27
(I Mailed After the Last Person Notified Me of Their Mailing)
6/16 ~Hosta Box Received from tracey8165(Tracey) in Massachusetts.

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Royal Oak, MI(Zone 6a)

Me! Me! I can't believe I'm first here :)

And in the interest of pairing me with a giftee, I have the following ready to share:
Blue Angel
Irish Luck
Royal Standard
Sum and Substance
Twist of Lime

Here's my want list on DG: http://davesgarden.com/community/trading/list.php?list=want&member=Eleven Whoever gets me, I will truly be happy with just one hosta, so don't stress. I prefer quality over quantity, lol (and I'm running out of ready space). I'm still on a blue or gold or shiny or ruffled kick, if that helps.

Here are the hostas I already have: http://davesgarden.com/community/journals/vbc/Eleven/96523/

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Livingston, TX(Zone 8b)

Add me please

Elfie @ Goodwater,, AL(Zone 7b)

I am here!!! Please sign me up!

South Lake Tahoe, CA(Zone 6a)

Sign us up please!
We have lots of Hostas with established roots!

Blue Cadet
Bressingham Blue
Blue Angel
Wide Brim
Sieboldiana Elegans
Big Daddy
Gold Standard

Piecrust edge
Great Expectations
Blue Ivory
Any large leafed blue, blue/green, blue/white, blue/yellow.



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Charlotte, VT

Sign me up please!

Dean's Dream
Empress Wu
Fragrant Bouquet
Holy Mole
Komodo Dragon
Regal Splendor
Sara's Sensation

Albiqua Drinking Gourd
Alex Summers
Big Daddy
Blue Mammoth
Brave Attempt
Dancing Queen
Earth Angel
Gunther's Pride
Northern Exposure
Journey's End
montana Aureomarginata
Northern Exposure
Pride and Joy

Thanks Lelan!

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Bensenville, IL(Zone 5a)

Sign me up too!

Tide Water
Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Blue Ivory
Puddles & Bumps
Venusta (mini)
Rockets Red Glare
Blue Mouse Ears (mini)
Fire Island
Queen Josephine

Empress Wu
Komodo Dragon
Dancing Queen
Cathedral Windows
Spilt Milk
Red October

Don't want because I already have (but not for trade this year) Great Expectations, First Frost, Paradigm, Ice Cream, Praying Hands, Fire & Ice, Risky Business, Independence, On Stage.


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Cocoa Beach, FL(Zone 10a)

Please sign me up. I would like any minis. I lost about one third of my hostas.l will try to update my trade list asap.

Oquawka, IL(Zone 5a)

I'd like to join in the fun please!


Here's my list, but I'll enjoy any hosta or shade loving companion plants that I receive!


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Plainwell, MI(Zone 5b)

I would like to join this year. Thanks Leland for doing this swap every year. Have always enjoyed the secret hosta swap.
I love the piecrust edge hostas. I have komono dragon, honeybelles, queen of the sea, great expectations, giant blue mammoth, halcon, elvis live, parkys birchwood gold. I am overwelmed with hostas. But I am so addicted. I will finish my list when I go out and look at tags. Lol. Ronna.

Pembroke, MA(Zone 6a)

I'm new to this swap this year and I'm very excited. The hostas I have are all in my have list. My want list is easy: any hosta not in my have list, but I will be happy with any hosta at all since I am an addict!


Central, MD(Zone 7a)

I'm in!

I'm good for anything. Variety is the spice of life...

Willamette Valley-OS, OR(Zone 8a)

Things are Starting to Fill-Up Fast this Spring on the Board.
Remember to Send All Your Information When Signing-Up.
Welcome to All My Wonderful Hosta Friends and We are Getting Alot of Newbies.
A Big "Welcome to Everyone".
If You Wish to Participate...Jump Right In...We All Have Alot of Fun!
Everything has Been Updated Above on the Participant's List..
So...All that is Left is...for All of You Have a Very Safe and Wonderful Memorial Weekend.


Willamette Valley-OS, OR(Zone 8a)

OK...I was Gone Over the Weekend and No One Has Signed-Up.
Did Everyone Take a Longggggggggg Weekend/Week Vacation Like Me?
Guess I Better Get Out and Wrangle Up the Hosta Troups.
You Guys Help Wrangle Too...If You Have Time.


Plainwell, MI(Zone 5b)

So... how do you post a link? I wanted to add my hosta list..

Franklin, OH(Zone 6a)

Oh wow! I would have been upset if I missed signing up for this! Add me, please, Leland.
Thanks for doing this once again! You're the best.

I have a list but it's long. So I'll just say I'm open for anything! Would love a Sum of All or Final Summation. Snake eyes tickles my fancy, too!

Charlotte, VT

Joyce, what's on your have list?

Franklin, OH(Zone 6a)

I'll have to switch computers to get it. I'll post soon!

Plainwell, MI(Zone 5b)

Oh well here is my have list...... honeybells......queen of the seas.......sum and substance.......strip tease.....allegan fog ......guardian angel.......blue mammoth.......northern exposure......great expectations......roller coaster ride.....christmas tree.....komono dragon.....lemon lime...deep blue sea....pineapple upside down cake.....parhelion....solar eclipse.....september sun.....pineapple poll.....sagae.......guacomole......june fever.....night before christmas......sweet home chicago.....wide brim....gold drop.....tokudama.....queen joshephine.....brim cup.....elvis lives.....radiant edger......august moon....sherbourne swan....squash casserole.....niagara falls...adrians glory....blue mouse ears.....pathfinder.....bressingham blues.....albiqua moonbeam.....albiqua drinking gourd.....toy soldier...serendipity.....kossa regal.....spilt milk......red october.....green with envy.....empress wu.....haicyon.....wheatonblues......plantaginea.... I am sure I missed a few but thats okay. Love them all!

Cocoa Beach, FL(Zone 10a)

I'd love replacements on any of the minis and small ones I lost this past horrible winter. No more over wintering in pots for me. I lost all of these.... Blue Lollipop, Blue Mouse Ears, Cracker Crumbs, Diamond Tiara, Hacksaw, Itsy bitsy Spider, Lakeside Storm watch, Lemon Delight, Little Sunspot, Pandora's Box, Pineapple Punch, Pineapple Upside Down Cake, Tears of Joy, Teaspoon, Wolverine, and Yellow Boa. Gardening can, at times, be painful.

Charlotte, VT

Mittsy, what's on your have list?

Cocoa Beach, FL(Zone 10a)


It's not totally up to date as I am still working on it.

Franklin, OH(Zone 6a)

Mittsy, that didn't work for me. 😞

Charlotte, VT

It didn't work for me either, but if I click on your name I can get to your have and want list.

Royal Oak, MI(Zone 6a)

To post your lists, first click on the My Info button at the top of the page. The scroll down to the heading Actions. Click there to get to your stuff as other people see them. Then just copy and paste whichever link you want to show here.

Livingston, TX(Zone 8b)

I would take any, I only have a couple I lost mine in the freeze we had down here. I just ordered some, that way I have some good ones to send my buddy.
These are some of the ones I ordered.
Praying Hands
Blazing Saddles
Dress Blues

Cocoa Beach, FL(Zone 10a)

Sorry let's try this. http://davesgarden.com/community/trading/list.php?member=mittsy Thanks for the instructions.

Plainwell, MI(Zone 5b)

Waiting, waiting. Thanks Eleven. I just posted them here. Sounds pretty easy tho.

South Lake Tahoe, CA(Zone 6a)

Getting anxious on who my secret Hosta buddy is.....

Our hostas are just starting to unfurl (due to our late growing season) and will grow into large plants by the end of the summer. The roots are well established - so no worries there.
Will also place root stimulator around the roots and into the Miracle grow soil to get the hosta established for you.

We are located at 6500 feet above sea level and at zone 6a.
If my buddy is in Zone 7 or above, the hosta must be properly cared for in the shade to make sure it gets established in your growing zone. Planting in a sterile container is recommended until the fall when the hosta can be planted in the garden if you choose.


Plainwell, MI(Zone 5b)

I am looking forward to the swap also. It will be fun once again.

Central, MD(Zone 7a)

Always a great opportunity to find new plants and share them with friends!

Cocoa Beach, FL(Zone 10a)

This has been one of the swaps that I look forward to each year. Always a nice surprise.

Troy, NY(Zone 5a)

I am new to the hosta swap and am very excited to start supplementing my hostas.

Name: Wendy Ng
Address: 880 Farm to Market Road
Troy, New York 12180
Users Name: Wendys_Garden
email address: [email protected]

I have available to swap:
Half & Half
Blue Angel
So Sweet
Saras Sensation
Blue Halcyon
I also have minis: Twist of Lime and Lemon Drop

My wish list:
Abiqua Drinking Gourd
Rainforest Sunrise
First Frost

Thank you and I look forward to the secret "santa" presents.
Thank you Lelan

BTW: my sister is Helen VT

Charlotte, VT

Welcome Wendy!! Wendy is the one that first got me addicted to hostas! I'm so happy to have her with me at davesgarden!!

Franklin, OH(Zone 6a)

Aw...wish I had a sister....well, I do have a whole bunch of them on Dave's Garden!!

Willamette Valley-OS, OR(Zone 8a)

Welcome to the Hosta Swap Wendy!
And to Dave's Garden.
I Have Your Info Recorded and You are on the List.

Everyone Else...Interested in Participating...
We Have 7 Hours and Counting Here in Oregon before...
My Hard Work Begins and...
Signing-Up Ends.


South Lake Tahoe, CA(Zone 6a)

Thank-you in advance Lelan for this Hosta Swap!
More great swaps here on DG!

Charlotte, VT

Hi everyone. I hope Lelan doesn't mind, but now that he's going to work for us I'm going to make a last pitch to us hosta swappers to put some money together to get Lelan a thank you gift certificate. Some of us from last year's swap want to thank ZZTopsoil (Lelan) for all the work he does in facilitating our swap each year. There wouldn't be a swap without him. Anyhow, we've come up with the idea of sending contributions to the Wade and Gatton Nursery. Cheryl Wade has agreed to collect the money and send Lelan a gift certificate with the names of all of the contributors. So far 2 people have sent contributions, but we haven't come up with a closing date yet. Would it work for everybody if the closing date was a week after the last shipping date that Lelan gives us? Any thoughts on this? We think that $2-$3 is a nice amount to give, but if you would like to give more by all means do so.

Cheryl will take checks or credit cards, but does prefer the checks because they have to pay a fee for all credit cards used. However, if you're like me and know that you aren't good about getting things in the mail, by all means use your card.

The address is:

Wade and Gatton
1288 Gatton Rocks Road
Bellville, OH 44813

Their phone number is:

(419) 883-3191

This will be a very nice surprise to a VERY deserving facilitator of our hosta swaps. We certainly don't have to do this every year, but to do this once for Lelan would be a very nice gesture of thanks!

Royal Oak, MI(Zone 6a)

Haha, posting it here doesn't exactly make it a surprise :) But I already mailed my check for it a couple days ago.

Cocoa Beach, FL(Zone 10a)

Sent mine in, too, but used the card.

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