Welcome to mymacca's Member Page
I'm a little...well not so little old lady , never married who talks to my cat...and sometimes, if it SUITS her...she responds!
Have a wonderful son who's grown, and I see him far too infrequently.
My house is usually messy as I prefer puttering about in my gardens to changing beds and scrubbing floors. Who is to complain anyway? Other than the Contessa, of course!
My "other" love is British History.Have been to England and Scotland on holiday and would LOVE to plant a garden THERE....This IS the time for dreaming...Is it not???
Although I have never actually been to a plant swap, I am very encouraged by reports I have read on the swaps held in other parts of the country. In autumn I will have lots of very healthy tubers and divisions to trade, especially from tropicals that must be wintered over indoors. I no longer mail plants because it's just far too prohibitive and also very risky.
I am listing things here that I am likely to have in abundance to trade in person.
BRUGMANSIA - I have several pink varieties in one gallon pots that I'm certain would do much better if they were in the ground. I can also take cuttings of Isabella, Maya, Charles Grimaldi, Whiskers Joe's Texas Pink (see Brug forum)or Logees Double white.
CANNA, "Red Russian" - This is a beautiful landscaping Canna with huge burgundy leaves. The stems grow to eight feet for me in unamended clay with no fussing required. I usually cannot plant them until May or June in southeastern Pennslyvania, but the rhizomes are large and heavy, and they winter well in my garage. I also have Scarlet's Rib, Florence Florence Vaughn and "President"
DAYLILIES, I have several that are way overdue for division including a red which LOOKS like "Crimson Pirate", "Sammy Russell", "Better Believe It", "Fran Halls", "Cold Harbour", "Howdy" "Ruffled Gold" and a number of others that I bought from Gilbert H Wild's some years ago and lost the tags.
ELEPHANT EARS, The big (6 foot here)solid green ones with wavy edges that spread via runners. Maybe a few small "Miranda" also.
FOXGLOVE..Assorted pink, purple and white. These are biennal and self sow prolifically in moist soil. They are easy to move around in their first year.
GROUNDCOVERS...English ivy, small leaved topiary type ivy, variegated ivy, chocolate colored bugleweedwith blue flowers, Virginia Creeper.
HIBISCUS...Large flowered hardy types. Seedlings of several different colors including deep rose (some call this red),and pink or white with a red eye.I also have a deep dark lipstick red (The buds are nearly black) That I can take cuttings from.
HOSTA..Undulata (variegated) Honeybells or august moon.
ROSE OF SHARON (SEEDLINGS) mostly "Bluebird" Take them please!
WEIGELA... Variegated and Dark Horse. Can also get Bristol Ruby. I need notice if you want these rooted .
FLOWERING CHERRY SEEDLINGS about 2 years old. These are from my weeping cherry tree, but I can't tell if the seedlings will be upright of weeping just yet. I'm told not all seedlings will be weeping trees.
YUCCA FILLIMENTOSA Good sized pups. These are fairly common here, but are just beautiful in flower with gigantic sprays of waxy white flowers in bloom. They are hardy to zone 5 and require no care.
GOLDFLAME HONEYSUCKLE It's deep pink with yellow inside flowers. I have only one rooted so let me know in advance if you want one.
I have photos of some of my plants posted in an album which I have linked as my "home page"
HOSTA ...Undulata (variegated)or "Honeybells"
PEONY, Large Pink Double, probably "Sarah Bernhardt".
I live in: United States
My zone is: z6 SE PA
My favorite forum 1 is New Jersey Gardening.
My favorite forum 2 is Seed Exchange.
First registered on May 11,2003.