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WANTED: Now Signing Up: 'Summer Secret Hosta Swap'

zztopsoil
10 years ago

It's the 1st Day of Summer so...

that Means it's Time for the...

2011 - 'Summer 'Secret Hosta Swap'!

The 2011 'Summer Secret Hosta Swap' is Open to...

All GardenWeb 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 and Canadian Postal Strikes are Settled.)

2011 'Summer Secret Hosta Swap' Rules

If You Wish to Participate in the 2011 'Summer Secret Hosta Swap'...

You Need to Sign-Up by Monday, July 4th, 2011 at 11:59 PM.

(Just Before the Stroke of Midnight)

To Participate You Also Must Send Me a Private E-Mail All Your Information Before the Closing Date/Time.

I Will be E-Mailing the Name of Your 'Secret Hosta Swap' Participants Name that You Will be Sending Your Hosta(s) to...Tuesday, July 5th, 2011.

This 'Summer 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 'Summer Secret Hosta Swap' Packages Must be Mailed/Sent out by Saturday, July 16th, 2011.

If there is Any Problems Getting Your Package Shipped Out on Time...

Please E-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...and...All Names are Drawn at Random for Sending to.

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 E-Mail Me with Your DC or Tracking Number.

This Will be Used to Track the Package if there is Any Problems with the Delivery.

Please Remember to Send Me that E-Mail with Your Information for Mailing...So You May Participate in this Spring 'Secret Hosta Swap'.

Make Your E-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 GardenWeb 'Screen Name/User's Name'.

Your Personal E-Mail Address.

I Will E-Mail You with a 'Confirmation E-Mail' that You are a Participant of the 2011 'Summer Secret Hosta Swap'.

I Will also be Posting Periodically Below the List of Participants Who Have Signed-Up and Sent Their Mailing and E-Mail Information.

If Your Name Does Not Show Up on the List...Please E-Mail Me as Soon as Possible 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...

Post or Link Your List of Hosta(s) that You Have Currently in Your Garden on Your 'Have List' on Your Trading Page...When You Post to Participate.

'Wish Lists' May be Added to Your Post There 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 'Summer Secret Hosta 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 E-Mail Me.

Lelan.

Following are Links from Various Sources:

(These are All Full of a Wonderful Source and a Wealth of Information)

Simple Instructions for Dividing Hosta.

http://hostalibrary.org/misc/div/

Simple Instructions for Shipping Hosta:

http://hostalibrary.org/misc/ship/index.html

Hosta Virus X - (HVX )

http://www.hostalibrary.org/firstlook/HVX.htm

Another Very Good Source with Visuals for:

Digging-Dividing and Shipping Hosta.

http://www.pbase.com/weed30/dividing_and_shipping_hostas

Comments (56)

  • zztopsoil
    Original Author
    10 years ago
    last modified: 6 years ago

    Remember...MONDAY JULY 4TH....
    Will be the Last Day to Sign-Up!
    So 6 Days Left!

  • frostynyc
    10 years ago
    last modified: 6 years ago

    This seems like a blast, but how do you trade when the person you're paired up with already has everything on your trade list? Some of you guys have massive collections.

  • zztopsoil
    Original Author
    10 years ago
    last modified: 6 years ago

    Hi There frostynyc.

    After the Names are Drawn Some People Will Go to Their Local Nursery and Pick Out a Hosta Both Not on the Persons List Receiving the Box and One that as the Sender Would Really Like in His/Her Garden.
    Of Corse this Means You Will Need to Locate a Plant with Multiple Crowns...At Least 2.

    This is Why I Have the Above Original Post to Say:
    This 'Summer 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).
    Please Only Send a Hosta(s) that You Would be Happy to Receive and Plant in Your Garden.

    It is Fun and Everyone Appreciates Any and All Hosta(s) that are Sent.

    Besides There are Some Great Deals Right Now Out there on the Internet and at Hosta Growing Farms/Locations Everywhere.

    I Can Think of 3 Right Off Hand that Have Really Great Deals on Multi-Eyed Plants.
    (But I Can Not Give There Names Here...That Would be Advertising).
    Type in 'Hosta Plants on Sale'...or...'Sale Hosta Plants'

    Hope this Helps.

    And Remember...Only 5 Days Left to Sign-Up for the this 'Summer Hosta Swap'!

  • indyrose
    10 years ago
    last modified: 6 years ago

    Count me in! I just expanded the varieties I have, so I'm ready for trades!

    Thanks for doing this!

    Indyrose

  • dirtdiva
    10 years ago
    last modified: 6 years ago

    I'll play this year.

  • caliloo
    10 years ago
    last modified: 6 years ago

    Thanks Lelan!

    I wasn't going to do much with hostas this year, too much other stuff gong on in both the garden and life.............. but I am weak! I love the hosta swaps!

    Yea - I'm in.

    Alexa

  • brrejr
    10 years ago
    last modified: 6 years ago

    You betcha I'm IN!!

  • angel2008
    10 years ago
    last modified: 6 years ago

    Ohhhh, count me in and Thank you for doing this for us. Sending you a email now.

  • twin_too
    10 years ago
    last modified: 6 years ago

    Thank you for doing this!! I sent you an email.

    -Pam

  • hostalavista
    10 years ago
    last modified: 6 years ago

    Please sign me up!!
    Thank you for doing this!!!

  • Michelle Reynolds
    10 years ago
    last modified: 6 years ago

    Hello
    After moving I lost tags for most of my hostas but I would still
    Like to play.
    Hostas I have
    Blue mouse ears
    Golden septar
    Sum and substanse
    Big momma
    Merry christmas
    Michelle

  • Gesila
    10 years ago
    last modified: 6 years ago

    Count me in.

  • chris-e
    10 years ago
    last modified: 6 years ago

    I would like to play Chris e I will be sending my information in a separate e mail. do you really want the names of all the hosta I havE?

    TOMORROW BY MIDNIGHT OR EARLIER

  • franknjim
    10 years ago
    last modified: 6 years ago

    People can post their Hosta Want & Have lists on their Garden Web Exchanges page by clicking on "Member Pages" at the bottom of any page, then click on "Edit Your Exchange Lists". Put your Hosta Have List under "Plants I have to trade" and your Hosta Want list under "Plants I am looking for" then click on the submit button at the bottom of the page once you have your lists added.

    Doing this will help so that you don't receive hostas that you already have and you might also receive hostas from your want list.

  • grdnnkd
    10 years ago
    last modified: 6 years ago

    In.....almost missed it this year!

    Thanks Lelan.

  • woodthrush
    10 years ago
    last modified: 6 years ago

    Hosta I have and hosta 'not on my list' lol.

  • franknjim
    10 years ago
    last modified: 6 years ago

    There are still about 6,000 that are not on your list yet. :p

  • woodthrush
    10 years ago
    last modified: 6 years ago

    I'm working on it! lol If they would just stop bringing out new ones.

  • Cricket_Love
    10 years ago
    last modified: 6 years ago

    Ohhhhhhhhhhhh....I JUST missed this!!!! Will there be another one in the fall/. Or, is this a once a year event?

    Cricket

  • Michelle Reynolds
    10 years ago
    last modified: 6 years ago

    hello
    as far as my wants...... I like them all but rilly want sunloving, I dont have too much shade and hate to see them burnt.
    michelle

  • zztopsoil
    Original Author
    10 years ago
    last modified: 6 years ago


    Sign-Ups for the...
    'Summer Secret Hosta Swap' are color>Closed.

    Names Will be Sent Out as Soon as I Receive the Few Addresses Needed.
    Thank You for Participating.

    Participant's List.


    angel2008.
    brrejr.
    caliloo.
    chris_e (NEED YOUR ADDRESS)
    dirtdivarocks.
    franknjim.
    gesila.
    grdnnkd.
    hostalavista (NEED YOUR ADDRESS)
    indyrose (NEED YOUR ADDRESS)
    micyrey.
    mjjones453.
    newhostaaddict.
    slp0100
    timhensley.
    twin_too.
    woodthrush.
    zztopsoilcolor>

    As I Said...
    Names Will go Out as Soon as I Receive the Above Addresses.

  • zztopsoil
    Original Author
    10 years ago
    last modified: 6 years ago

    OK...
    If I Do Not Have Addresses for the Following People...
    chris-e
    hostalavistasize>

    By 12:00/Noon Tomorrow, Wednesday, July 6th...
    You Will Have to be Removed from the Fun and Games of Hosta Swapping.
    In Other Words..."You Will NOT be Able to Participate".
    All Other Participants Will Have Their Names for Sending...
    Tomorrow (Wednesday, July 6th) in the Afternoon...Period.

  • hostalavista
    10 years ago
    last modified: 6 years ago

    zz,
    sent you my address last night, hope I made it in time.
    Sorry for the inconvience.
    Hostalavista, Linda

  • zztopsoil
    Original Author
    10 years ago
    last modified: 6 years ago

    It's 7:00pm on the West Coast and...
    Names are Now Just Beginning to be Sent Out to Everyone.
    Be Patient Everyone.

    Everyone Will Have a Name and Address for Sending to Soon.

  • zztopsoil
    Original Author
    10 years ago
    last modified: 6 years ago

    I am Going to Send the Remainder of Names Out in the Morning(Thursday).
    Everyone Will Have Their Names...
    NO LATER Than Noon Thursday(PST)...3pm(EST)

    I Want to Thank You for Being Patient.
    Mailing Deadline has Been Extended Also.
    It is in Your E-Mail that You Will Receive.

  • mjjones453
    10 years ago
    last modified: 6 years ago

    Thank you for the update!

  • zztopsoil
    Original Author
    10 years ago
    last modified: 6 years ago

    NAMES HAVE ALL BEEN SENT.

    Now Let's Have Some Fun!

  • zztopsoil
    Original Author
    10 years ago
    last modified: 6 years ago

    Below is the Final List of Hostaholics Participating in this 'Summer Secret Hosts Swap'.

    Participant's List

    angel2008.
    brrejr.
    caliloo.
    dirtdivarocks.
    franknjim.
    gesila.
    grdnnkd.
    hostalavista.
    indyrose.
    micyrey.
    mjjones453.
    newhostaaddict.
    slp0100.
    timhensley.
    twin_too.
    woodthrush.
    zztopsoil.color>size>

    Please...
    When You Receive Your Hosta Box Make a Posting Here on this Thread...Letting Everyone Know What You Received in the Swap and Post Who the Box Came From.
    Pictures May be Posted and are Always Wonderful to See of Your Hosta(s) that You Received in this Swap.size>color>

    Now Everyone Have a Great Time and...
    Let's All Have Some Hosta Hunting Fun!

  • brrejr
    10 years ago
    last modified: 6 years ago

    I'm so EXCITED received my package today and here is what I got from mmjones453. Tiny Tears, So sweet, Kikutti, Twist of Lime, and Lakeside Kaleideoscope. Thank you so much, I JUST LOVE THEM ALL!!!! THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!

  • newhostaaddict
    10 years ago
    last modified: 6 years ago

    I received my trade today also...

    4 very nice hosta i didn't have...

    Lady Godiva

    Rich Uncle...a nice gold one i have been wanting...

    and 2 smallish ones i can put in my new mini to small hosta bed...

    Paradise Sunset

    Hidden Cove

    thank you "dirtdivarocks"...they are all very nice hostas...

    they are getting a good soaking right now...

    jill

  • zztopsoil
    Original Author
    10 years ago
    last modified: 6 years ago

    Oh...What a Box I Received from the UPS Man Today!
    A Big "THANK YOU" to Chuck ('slp0100') for this Wonderful Box!
    Chuck Sent Me 5 Beautiful Hostas Today:
    (All New Hostas that I Did Not Have...and Some...
    I Did Not Even Know of Before Today)color>

    Chuck Sent Me....
    (Complete with Plant Sizes...How Great is that)

    H. Inspire Greatness.
    H. Lakeside Scamp.
    H. Praying Hands.
    H. Radiant Star.color>
    and...
    H. Rainforest Sunrise.color>

    Oh What Beautiful Hostas These are!..."Thank You".
    Everything Arrived in Wonderful Condition.
    You were so Generous and Thoughtful!
    I am so Very Greatful.
    Here's To You Chuck...
    My New Minnesota Hosta Friend. (clink)
    "Thank You"!color>

    Lelan.

  • Gesila
    10 years ago
    last modified: 6 years ago

    Did I post my secret swap follow-up in the wrong place? I think I started a new thread. grdnnkd please see my post in the thread I started.

    Newbie error.

    Gesila

  • slp0100
    10 years ago
    last modified: 6 years ago

    Lelan ... you are very wecome, thanks to you and your organization skills I got my box today also. My secret hosta swap also sent me 5 new and wonderful hostas:

    Lakeside Baby Face
    Fiesta
    Ebony Towers
    Kiwi Full Monty and
    Rainbows End

    Thank You Alexa (Caliloo)
    They all look great!!!!!!!!!

    Chuck (slp0100)

  • brrejr
    10 years ago
    last modified: 6 years ago

    Just wanted to let you know my package to my secret hostaholic will go out on monday, We got hit with 75mph winds on monday and been busy cleaning up trees/leaves/sticks. Didn't want to send today and have it sit in the PO over the weekend. Thanks for you patience and I will send the tracking number on monday.

  • caliloo
    10 years ago
    last modified: 6 years ago

    Chuck - I'm so glad they arrived safely. I had fun shopping and found a few new ones that we could share. Lelan, thanks for organizing! You got some fantastic plants, I had to go to the Hosta Library to look a couple up.

    brrelr - you got some super hostas, I have all that you listed and they are great growers, I know you will be thrilled with them.

    Gesila, it's all good! I read your thread and there are some super hostas in your package too. I know they will be very happy in your garden.

    Alexa - who is still patiently waiting :-)

  • zztopsoil
    Original Author
    10 years ago
    last modified: 6 years ago

    Everybody is Doing Great.
    Sending and Receiving Some Beautiful Hostas!
    Over Half of You Have Already Sent Your Boxes.
    Lots of Hostas Will be Arriving Over This Weekend

    Just Remember...
    Deadline for Mailing is Monday the 18th.
    If You are Going to Have Diffuculty Sending by Monday the 18th... Please...
    Do Not Hesitate in Sending Me an E-Mail Letting Me Know. .
    (People Will be Waiting at Their Mailboxes Wanting to Rummage Through the Mailpersons Truck Looking for Their Box.)

  • dirtdiva
    10 years ago
    last modified: 6 years ago

    My box arrived today! I am completely blown away. Thank you "franknjim", I love everything you sent.
    I received seven hosta: Samuel Blue; Gypsy Rose; Midas Touch; Electrocution; Hush Puppy; Little Stiffy; and Stiletto. Three of these were on my wish list! The hosta arrived in great condition, healthy, and with great root systems!! They are soaking right now. The color on Samuel Blue is amazing. They are all welcome additions to my garden. Many thanks!! One more comment. They were sent in a medium mailing "tube". I have to get some of those. Great for mailing a bigger hosta.

  • woodthrush
    10 years ago
    last modified: 6 years ago

    Holy Moley - rec'd TWO boxes from Gesila(Linda)
    Five gorgeous plants that were NOT on my list - lol - yes, Frank, it's true! lol
    Gesila sent
    Slick Willie
    Whirlwind Romance
    Glory Hallelujah
    Snow Cap
    Millies Memories

    Thank you so much for the wonderful hosta.

  • Gesila
    10 years ago
    last modified: 6 years ago

    Woodthrush, glad they got there safely, my DH can sleep now! His first time packing! Hope there's enough crown on Slick Willie, it was the first one we divided. I think we got better as we went along. Glory Hallelujah was so root bound in the pot that hardly any soil was in the bucket after rinsing it out. We almost gave up on that one!

    BTW, it's Millie's "Memoirs".

    I hope they grow well for you and bring you as much joy as it did for us! The giving was as much fun as the receiving was.

    grdnnkd - I'm loving your Lakeside Knickknack seedling!

    Gesila

  • angel2008
    10 years ago
    last modified: 6 years ago

    My box of hostas will be heading out on Monday. We have been having some horrible heat and I was trying to wait for it to cool down a little.
    My beatiful box of 5hostas arrived today. THANK YOU so much to Indyrose for the wonderful plants she sent. I received 5 from her, with all arriving in great shape. I received NORTHERN EXPOSURE
    PAULS GLORY
    FIRST FROST
    GUACAMOLE
    and AUGUST MOON
    A special THANK YOU to Lelan for doing this swap for us.
    Happy Growing everyone~~
    Corinne

  • brrejr
    10 years ago
    last modified: 6 years ago

    IF you haven't received a package yet it might be from me, but have no fear I mailed my TODAY and you should get it on WED. Sorry for lateness!!!

  • mjjones453
    10 years ago
    last modified: 6 years ago

    yah hoo! My package came today! I am so excited! Gary from PA sent me American Hero, Vulcan, Grecian Vase, Cracker Crumbs, and Heuchera"Redstone Falls! Gary I didn't have any of these hosta's, I am excited to give them a new home. I also have a second love-Heuchera, so I am glad to add Redstone Falls to my collection. Thank you so much! We are in a heat wave, so I will be finding a home that I can keep close watch on them!
    Also Lelan, Thankyou again for organizing the trade! Mary

  • caliloo
    10 years ago
    last modified: 6 years ago

    brrejr - i don't think you are late at all! I believe the mailing deadline is early this week because of the heat,,etc so you are well within the window.

    Mary - thise are wonderful hostas and I think a lot of hosta people also are heuchera people too - lucky you for getting such a nice package.

    Corinne - those are all super wonderful hostas too and they are all great growers. They will love your garden!

    Alexa

  • caliloo
    10 years ago
    last modified: 6 years ago

    It's true! Good things come to those who are patient, and sometimes to those who aren't LOL!!! Brrejr sent a VERY generous package and my mailman (who knows me all too well) tracked me down at the pool and hand delivered it to me so they wouldn't sit in the heat waiting for me to come home.

    I am the lucky recipient of:

    Guardian Angel
    Pineapple Punch
    Blue Blazes
    Blue Arrow
    Blue Bunting
    Midwest Magic

    They are all having a drink in the kitchen and will be lounging there until the heat wave ends here.

    Thanks so much, I love them all! And thank you to Lelan for organizing. This is always a high point of the summer for me

    :-)

    Alexa

  • brrejr
    10 years ago
    last modified: 6 years ago

    Alexa, I'm glad that you received your hostas today, hope they arrived okay? Again sorry for the wait!!! I want to send Leland a BIG THANK YOU for all his work!!!! I really enjoy these hosta's swaps, it's like Christmas!!

  • timhensley
    10 years ago
    last modified: 6 years ago

    NEWHOSTADDICT - thank you for the wonderful hostas. I received them today and all three are in teriffic condition. Thanks, Tim

  • hostalavista
    10 years ago
    last modified: 6 years ago

    Recieved my hostas from Angel 2008, they all arrived in good shape.
    Thank you Angel!
    I recieved
    Feather Boa
    Bob Olsen
    Purple Lady Fingers
    Lemon Lime
    They are lookin' good in my garden.

  • Michelle Reynolds
    10 years ago
    last modified: 6 years ago

    hello
    I got my hostas from hastalavista.
    she sent me silver star, katie Q, designer jeans, and rough cut emerald.
    thank you so much, please dont worry about being late, we have chickens too and I showed my chickens when I was in FFA
    thanks again
    michelle

  • franknjim
    10 years ago
    last modified: 6 years ago

    Yesterday I received from Pam K(Twin_too)

    Lakeside Black Satin
    St. Elmo's Fire
    Emerald Tiara
    Amber Tiara

    Thank you Pam for sending me the four hostas from my wishlist. They arrived in great shape and are already in pots.

    Thanks to Lelan for hosting another great swap.

  • zztopsoil
    Original Author
    10 years ago
    last modified: 6 years ago

    And with Those Last 2 Postings...
    "WE ARE NOW DONE".color>size>
    "Thank You to All of You" for Sending Your Boxes.
    I Know it was Difficult for Many People with the High Heat Index and Temps.
    It Has Been Fun Seeing All the Postings and All the Different Varieties of Hostas that were Sent and Received.

    and..."Thank You" for Participating.
    Without All of You...There Would be No Hosta Swap.
    Have a Great Summer!

    Lelan.