Got mine...very excited! Shipping on Friday. Barbara...you have mail!
Secret tropical/subtropical plant trade
Mine is leaving for Texas today. I sure hope she likes it.
I mailed the box today. Hope it survives this heat! Happy gardening!
Is there a thread that tells what people got? I'd love to see it.
I got my box today and just had to share with you. It was from Dottnmd. It is sooo great! I got a gardenia, a clivia seedling, a plumeria start, a desert rose start, orange canna, and another canna(i think) that has dark purple foilage. I am so very very happy with this box of plants and will give them all a good home! Thank you Dorothy so much!
I had planned to mail mine tommorrow but have just found out that I have to go of town tonight. So, it will go out Monday instead.
Thanks to Bward for doing this!
You were right Molly, it didn't take much for Charla to figure out who sent her very secret box. Your very welcome Charla and I hope everything grows like wild weeds for you.
sent my box out today ...... looking forward to getting one...
sent my box out today and it was very full-hope I didn't leave anything out. It has been raining for two days without stopping and more is expected through the weekend. At least my box should have cool weather since it doesn't have to travel that far. Jenny
delphiniumdiva!! I got my package today! I cant wait to go look them up! How exciting! Thank you for the Eranthemum, Glory bower, Morning glory vine, and the Mexican Petunia! I will do my best to over winter them, and do right by them!
got mine out today..heading south :-)
Should arrive by saturday...
*drooling over all these lovely plants*
im getting excited and watching the mail box like a hawk....lol
I am out of town until Sunday. I will get mine ready to go out this weekend. I'm just hoping what I send will not be 'duplicates'!! LOL Thanks for including me! I am also getting excited!
sent mine out yesterday,sure hope they like something if not all i sent,looking for to getting mine.
WOW!!! LouisianaSweetPea, I got my boxes today..I'm still on cloud nine...TY! TY! TY! :-) You really went way out to send such a nice collection of BEAUTIFUL plants. Everything looks so nice, I had none of the plants you sent, they will have a very special place in my 'Garden of Friends'..I'm still so excited I can hardly sit still to type this...hehehe...
* Marguerite Sweet Potato Vine
* Orange Bird of Pariadise
* Plantation Banana
* Jewels of Opar
* Zinger Midnight-Black Ginger
* Persian Shield
and a very nice card & and instructions on how to care for each plant...
Thank you Jean for such a lovely gift!
I wish I would have seen this thread.Sounds like it was fun!
I got mine today I am very happy with the Pink v ginger,colocasia"illustruus",curcuma"petolata" two brugs that I didn't have french vinilla and temple goddess thanks lilcajunlady
Carol, I am so glad that you were pleased with the box, and that the plants made the trip without croaking :D
That's a 'plantain' banana pup. You know.... those "healthy" bananas that are ripe when they turn black. Then you peel them, slice 'em, saute them in butter, and then sprinkle with sugar. LOL.
Happy gardening sweetie!
I am thrilled! I got a wonderful collection from Santa Molly! You should have seen me digging in that box! There was a surprise in every nook and in between also!
Molly sent me an Orinco Banana, Kalanchoe Flapjack, Wondering Jew, Draecena Marginata, Louis Cotton Canna, Mexican Heather, TI Sister (which I have never heard of before!), a real big Mango that I can sit and eat while watching my new babies grow, and some sponges to soak up all the tears of delight! WOW! Thank you so very much!
I've been told I can't grow a Mango from seed here...we'll see! lol
Molly, I bet you have a beautiful garden! I am very honored you have shared so much of it with me!
I received my secret trade from Jarodsmom(Patricia!)...and I've never had so much fun opening a box, there were all kinds of goodies in that huge box!! SSSSSooooo many goodies to mention...but I will say I felt like a little girl as I was opening the greatest birthday gift...hehehe lovely plants, ones I didn't have, and little gifts as well...Patricia you rock!! What fun this was!! thanks to BWARD for arranging this trade!! happy planter in Texas ~Debra~p.s my end of the secret trade leaves Texas tomorrow....heading Northeast of me
Yvonne, I am so glad the package arrived safely and that you are pleased with it.
The Ti Sisters will look like the picture here when she grows up. They tend to get a bit leggy so it's a good idea to put some shorter plants around her legs.
I thought a mango would be really tropical, and although we don't have a tree (I don't even care for mangos, I had my dh pluck that one from the neighbor tree) I thought maybe you might grow one in a pot?
This was such fun putting the package together, I really like doing these trades!!!!!! Bward, thanks so much for hosting this one.
My box is heading northeast today. Thanks Barb, this has been fun.
I mailed my secret trade out this morning. Should arrive at its destination by Wednesday or Thursday. I hope my secret trader likes the plants I sent.
Dixiechick, received the bromeliade, ponytail palm, yellow shrimp plant, variegated hoya (which I have never grown and will have to get some growing tips from you), and devil's back bone. It was like Christmas- Love surprises and opening packages. Thank you so much for the lovely plants. Happy gardening-Barbara
Wow ! I got a beautiful box full of plants from Jenny (sh1025) she send me
1. banana plant i have been wanting one for a while
2.ginger plant :0)
3.cordyline (Red Sister) i have been wanting one for a while
5. Clivia Miniata huge plant . :0)
6.Ruesselia equisetiformis (fire ctacker vine another of my most wanted
7.Bald Cypress seeding :0)
8. Loisiana Iris
9. garden trowel
11.gardeners outdoor defenese towette
12. money plant seeds
13.Texas star hibiscus seeds
14. 2 wonderful recipes (Thanks Jenny I love to bake)
Jenny Thanks so much for all the wonderful things you send !
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Elva, so glad you liked what I sent and that it was in good condition. I expected it to get there Sat as that is what I was promised at the PO. I left out the yellow bearded iris (found it packaged after I mailed your box). That really made me feel bad. I read that you liked to bake and figured if you were like me new recipes are always welcome. Those are ones that everyone always asks me to bring to get togethers. The coconut dessert can be left in the freezer and cut when needed. Just let it thaw about 20 minutes on the serving plate.
This is the best box I have ever recived in a swap ! Jenny you the best.Thanks once again !
barbara, I'm glad you liked your package, Wish i'd had more to send you..The Hoya is new to me also, so we'll have to learn how to care for it together :-) I thought is was a neat Lil' Plant :-) I do know they like to stay moist..Sorry I wish I knew more..
I did leave one thing out of your box :-( I'll send it tomorrow...
I just hate when I leave something outta the box and as soon I'm back from the PO, I find it...
Hope I'm not the only one that has this happen
Just received my package from Irish (I think since it was from where he lives) and what a delight. I received a Charles Grimaldi brug, Oh yes! I've just gotten into brugs and have been wanting this particular one. Got to hurry with this and get busy planting since the rain is threatening again right now. I also received a candle plant (had never heard of it) which will go perfectly in my native plants bed, a cavendish banana (didn't have one), a snow bush, and an orange canna. This was a wonderful surprise, just didn't expect it today. Peter you outdid yourself. I have to look up info on the snow bush and candle plant so I'll know how to take care of them. I am just so excited especially about the brug. Now I have 7 brugs! This is definitely my lucky day. Thanks again Peter for the great secret trade. I'm out to plant. Jenny
Just finished planting all my goodies and found out Irish sent me 4 candle plants not one and 3 cannas not one. I have everything all tucked in and it keeps thundering so a nice soft rain tonight would just be fine with me. Peter thanks again for the terrific box of plants. I loved them all. Jenny
No Carol you are not the only one. I did the same thing with my secret trade. I left out something (wasn't tropical but had seen in a thread that this person wanted some) and found it when I cleaned the carport a couple of days later all packaged. I had even sent instructions in the package about it. Oh, well it makes life so interesting doesn't it? Jenny
Wheeeeewwww...Thx Jenny :-) I feel much better now
well barb,you have really outdone yourself...thank you,got your box today......hers what she sent me..
alocasia blue giant
xanthosomas lime zinger
colocasia chicago harlequin
blue morning glory buch
again thanks so much.
Just a quicki note to say that my box flew yesterday.
YeeeeeeHawwwwwwwww..........mine came today. What a wonderful guy billsmetro is!! He sent me Colacasia, Basoo Banana, and a HUGE, TEXAS SIZE White Bird of Paradise. Thanks soooooo much Bill, they will always be treasured!!
Lilcajunlady36-hope you didn't have any of it. They should all do well in LA. Glad you like it.
The brug is NOVA not Super Nova. Nova is a European pink hybrid. Slow grower.