Belleville, IL(Zone 6a)

that is very good rational. dont let anyone tell u it isn't

Yuma, AZ

Shihtz-your exactly that, the Shiht. This is the best idea I have seen since I have been a member. Just wanted to thank you taking the time to do this, it its going to be killer!

U.P., MI(Zone 5a)

O.K. count me in too!

I am in zone 5, I do have a want list which I seem to be adding to all the time :)

I have a small yard so no big bushes, or green & white hosta (have lots).
no houseplants.

This should be fun,


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Pearisburg, VA(Zone 7a)

Yes, I have learned from some of the best Hosts around that it's best to stick to business when doing something like this - keep the chat sessions on another forum. Not that I don't like the fun comments but I think your discussions, like in your co-op, became a bit to much for those who are interested in doing the co-op or in this case, secret trade.

To be ORGANIZED, TIMELY, and GET THE ORDERS RIGHT you need to be "one o' them prickly hostesses" .

I assume from the other comments given me on this and other threads that they feel I'm doing a good job.

No need for rebutal here - this is fun and glad everyone seems to be enjoying it. I'm still gathering info until the end of this week. I will start another thread as this one ends.


Rose Lodge, OR(Zone 8b)

I was just joking about all of the above, Kathy ...

Pearisburg, VA(Zone 7a)

remember to send me your address if you haven't already:

Texas/Okla central b, United States(Zone 7b)

message to you Kathy........

What a woman!!!!! ..........:>) Thanks for what you do,

Greenwich, OH

Count me in. I like the following only.
I like named daylilies(no yellows or orange)Please!
Named tall bearded irises(no yellows).Already have Indian Chief.
I live in zone#5
No hostas.

Richmond, VA(Zone 7a)

Count me in Shihtzmom -

zone: 7
zip: 23233
I would love any full sun or shade perennials or bulbs (no daylilies,irises, cannas or shrubs, plz).


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Franklin, NC(Zone 6b)

Count me in what a great idea.
I would love to try some different perennials.
Newer coneflowers...I have purple
Newer Shasta Daisies
Balloon flower in pink or white..I have the blue one
Allium bulbs
knockout roses
Variegated foliage plants
Newer daylilies...I have most of the older ones
Named Jap. irises, Siberian and Louisianas

No hostas
No houseplants
No tropicals
No Cannas

I have sun and shade so either... I'm in zone 6b


Gardiner, ME(Zone 5a)

Hi Kathy,
would love to participate if there is still time/room ?

Zone 5 , Zip 04345

For sunny spots
would love to have a named peony,Daylily,irises i.e.german Tall Bearded,siberian,japanese,LA

or for shade
a named Hosta,favorit would be chautreuse or blue greenish color.

No orange or yellow,houseplants or bulbs ,have enough of those already.

But pinks ,purples are always welcome :-)
Thank you,this will be fun !

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Pearisburg, VA(Zone 7a)

Closing today - a day early but I have enough to workout and personally dmail each of you the secret person. NO ADDITIONS AT THIS MARK.


Vancouver, WA(Zone 8a)

How many are we? And, will you still be sending names on the 23rd or is that moved up a day as well?

Pearisburg, VA(Zone 7a)

I have dmailed each of you the name of the secret person. Please excuse any incorrectly spelled words. dmail me with questions if you can't find the person's address in the EXTRA FORUM under address exchange.

Please look on this thread and see what the person has requested, likes, dislikes, etc. HOWEVER, we can not meet all needs and this should be FUN. Do not stress if you don't have what the person wants. We are not paying for what we get so you get what is free to you. ENJOY IT.

If you have a complaint - keep it to yourself. Do not post it on any thread. Again - it's a game and you don't always win top prize. Don't express disappointment after you get your box of goodies.

Remember: REQUIREMENTS ARE - 3 perennials and anything else is optional. Read the sticky about packing plants - the link is on top of this thread.

You must MAIL your box out priority mail by July 9. Remember Ė the holiday will delay shipping and you donít want the plants sitting in a hot truck somewhere. Make sure you ship the box to allow 3 days with no Sunday or holiday in those 3 days.

I stopped the secret trade a day early because I already have 48 people and I'm ready to dig and get this going. This just gives you one extra day to plan what you will send the secret person.

DO NOT CONTACT THE SECRET PERSON - be careful to read the names I gave you - some are alike, for example gardengirl and gardengirl1204.

No more posting here PLEASE. Any questions at this point should be dmailed to me. I will post a NEW thread for Secret Trade Received where you can post things you received, pictures, thanks you messages, etc.


Those sending out plants are: excuse spelling please

alinehuey...........................mailed box
coordeledawg.................mailed box
dbrooks...........................mailed box
dutchlady.......................mailed box
jackieshar........................mailed box
lebug......................mailed box
makshi...................mailed box
marieortz................mailed box
mellymass...............mailed box
pollyk........................mailed box
rebecca30................mailed box
shihtzumom................mailed box
skaz421....................mailed box
skimper.......................mailed box
songsofjoy....................mailed box
tortoisekeeper.................mailed box
gardengirl1204.......................mailed box

let me know if I missed you

Apparently many of you don't have addresses in the exchange - if would be helpful if you would add that info. The general public can't access that info. Only us gardeners. I have 4 requests for addresses now.

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Birmingham, IA(Zone 5a)

Kathy: Just found this secret trade and would love to get in on it. Is really too late? Or could you add me since you decided to close early? D-mail me if I can still be in on it and I will immediately post my wants/zone/etc. Ruth

Pearisburg, VA(Zone 7a)

I'm sorry. All matches have been made. I'm sorry. It grew so fast I just couldn't let it get bigger.

There will be another in August IF THIS ONE RUNS OKAY

Birmingham, IA(Zone 5a)

Maybe I'll catch it in time in the fall. Thanks anyway.

Pearisburg, VA(Zone 7a)

this is the address exchange

Pearisburg, VA(Zone 7a)

When you box up plants and send them to your secret pal - include your full name and your davesgarden name. Please don't let anyone be disappointed - make sure you send your boxes out in a timely manner.

Naples, FL(Zone 10a)

Darn I thought it was supposed to be secret... so I didn't put a sender.... :-(

Pearisburg, VA(Zone 7a)

It's secret until they get it! LOL I'll start the new thread now so you can post pics or comments when you get your boxes. At that point Dutchlady - you can tell your person who you are......


Tulsa, OK(Zone 7a)

I'm in zone 7a
I like any plants that attract butterflies and hummingbirds.
Thank you, I have my secret person likes all printed, I'm just waiting for her

Pearisburg, VA(Zone 7a)

Please list a ONE liner here if you have shipped your plants:


Shihtzumom - package sent out Monday, June 25. (and it was)

DO NOT PUT WHO YOU SENT IT TO! I want to make sure everyone sends their plants and doesn't leave someone empty handed.


New Hampshire, NH(Zone 5b)

SongsofJoy - shipped package Monday, June 25

Metrowest, MA(Zone 6a)

Mellymass- Shipped package Monday, June 25.

Greenwich, OH

skimper-Shipped package Monday,June 25.

Texas/Okla central b, United States(Zone 7b)

jackieshar.......package leaves post here at 4 this afternoon 6/25

Noblesville, IN(Zone 5a)

Makshi-went June 25 priority

Rockton, PA

I mailed a package priority this morning

Greenville, IN(Zone 6a)

LeBug ~ mailed package today ~ priority

Cordele, GA(Zone 8a)

Cordeledawg *mailed package priority, today, June 25

Wesley Chapel, FL(Zone 9a)

skaz421 Traveling, will be back July 3, will ship plants then. Sorry.

Cary, NC(Zone 7b)

rebecca30- package sent out today June 25, 2007. Will arrive tomorrow, June 26, 2007. :))

Naples, FL(Zone 10a)

Dutchlady1 sent package 6/23

Yuma, AZ

Will send mine out tomorrow, should arrive not later than Thursday!

Tolleson, AZ(Zone 9a)

marieortiz sent mine out today priority mail.

Pearisburg, VA(Zone 7a)

14 of 47 have gone out.

Richmond, VA(Zone 7a)

Gardengirl1204's to go out 6/27 for Priority 6/29 or 6/30 delivery

Hannibal, NY(Zone 6a)

Mine will go out 6/27 AM.

Mobile, AL(Zone 8b)

My package went out today.

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