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Spring Me A Surprise

I thought this would be a great way to share extra seeds with those who are looking for specific seeds before spring gets here.

This is a surprise swap so please don't post who you are sending seeds to. You do not need to send seeds to join, just post your top 5 wants. If possible try and find at least one other to send to.


1. Post your top 5 seed wants. The ones you really would like to have before spring gets here.

2. Send me your GW name and your address in an email. I will send out a spreadsheet of addresses by email on February 28th of all requests by GW name with their addresses so you can send seeds. Try to mail out the seeds during the first week of March.

3. Have Fun!



OK everyone here is the new and final lists...

Everyone should have recieved the email with each others list and address. Please email me if you did not get it.

*Tammy / Greenthumbgrow

1. Tomatillo - Pineapple ****Mostest Wanted

2. Penny Black *****Mostest Wanted

3. Osteospermum ecklonis and Asti **Will do the happy dance if I get this**

4. Grass - Fiber Optic

5. Painted Daisies (Red) Pyrethrum

6. Bee Balm - red - pink - purple or white

7. Japanese Bloodgrass

8. Lisianthus - Any colors varieties

9. BleedingHeart - White

10. Poppy, Persian White (somniferum)

11. Camellia

12. Pincushion Flower **Daughter wants this one.

13. Astilibe - Any Types or ANY Shady but dry lovers

14, Star Anise

15. Your favorite and Why :-)

Kristine / Kristlindgren

1. Asiatic Lily - any

2. Calla Lily - any

3. Tree Lily - any

4. Oriental Lily - any

5. Daylily - any

6. Astilibe - any

7. Herbs - any

8. Columbine - any

9. Salvia - any

10. Hollyhock - any

11. Zinnia - any

12. Sweet pea - any

13. Coleus - any

14. Green colored flowers

15. Blue colored flowers

*Dorothy / Dimples31312

1. Canary Creeper

2. Picher Plant-Any

3. Iochroma-Any

4. Gas Plant

5. Hardy Geraniums-any

Andrea / Andreaz6wv

1) County Fair cucumbers

2) Provider beans

3) Orient Express eggplants

4) Charengtais melon

5) Favorite rhubarb varities

*Mark / markcase1964

1. Joey Ptilotus (Most WANTED!)

2. surprise me

3. green cone flowers

4. watermelon radish or Misato Rose fall radish

5. did I say surprise me?

6. red cone flower (the double decker one, don't remember the name)

7. husk cherry

8. does anyone like to surprise people?

9. scallions

10. leeks

11. I like surprise packages.

12. Valdalia onions

13. garlics

14. did I say surprise me?

15. I may have forgot to mention, I like to be surprised.

*Andrea / appaloosa909

1. Lovage

2. Spinach

3. Cukes (Pickling kind)

4. Sugar snap peas

5. Anthurium scherzerianum -pigtail anthurium, pigtail flamingo flower, tailflower

6. Snow Peas

7. Nasturtium

8. Lisianthus (any color)

9. Nierembergia

10. Cutting Celery

11. Nemesia

12. Brachycome

13. Bacopa

14. Abutilon (Flowering Maple)

15. Thunbergia (black eyed susan vine) Any color

*Connie / clc70

1. Jap. Blood grass (I'd really like this one).

2. Hardy geranium, any.

3. Agastache, any.

4. Colius, any.

5. Monarda

*Donna / sunnyk

1. Any Achillea/Yarrow

2. Any Astilbe...except pale pink

3. Any Blue Foliaged Hosta

4. Catnip

5. Any Artichoke

Wendy / Sassybutterfly_2008

1. Flowers in Hot Pinks, Reds, anything that attracts the hummers! :)

2. Gaillardia Commotion Tizzy or Frenzy *SUPER wish! :)

3. ANY of the ornamental Oreganos *REALLY would love!

4. Tropaeolum Azureum 'Blue Nasturtium'

5. Daylilys ~ any but the standard Stella D'oro please, starting a brand new bed in a brand new yard this year :)

*Dan, Bump & Stella / Dan the Mailman

1. Perennial Flowers

2. Annual Flowers

3. Coleus

4. Ornamental Grasses

5. Flowering Vines

6. Perennial Flowers

7. Annual Flowers

8. Coleus

9. Ornamental Grasses

10. Flowering Vines

11. Perennial Flowers

12. Annual Flowers


14. Your Favorite Veggie, And Why

15. Your Favorite Flower, And Why

*Nichol / Gardenmom2

1. amaranthus - any

2. basil - any (I have lemon, red)

3. broccoli - heirloom, green and purple -really want

4. chrysanthemum

5. sea pink or sea thrift

6. named coleus

7. cardinal flower (flower)

8. phlox

9. false indigo

10. wolfs bane (monkshood)

11. sedum

12. red valerian

13. hardy or scented geranium

14. annul geranium (bedding)

15. lantana

16. verbena

*Alana / poisiondartfrog

1. Tomato, Golden Monarch

2. Tomato, TC Jones

3. Runner Bean, White Lady

4. Papaver somniferum giganteum

5. Any Heirloom flower or vegetable grown in Jefferson's Monticello garden.

(I have Pentapetes, Lemon Balm, Impatiens glandulifera, and Dolichos lablab already.)

6. Ornamentals or vegetables with poultry references in the name. Examples(I already have these) Rooster Spur Pepper, Purple Eggplant, Cockscomb Kurume Corona, Poached Egg Plant, etc

*James / Haymay

1.) purple podded pole beans

2.) amana orange tomato

3.) paul robeson tomato

4.) schimmieg striped tomato

5.) tatsoi

*Angela / Yotetrapper

#1 Lisianthus, any

#2 Hardy geraniums, any but especially splish splash

#3 Named pansies/violas

#4 Named Sweet Peas

#5 Digitalis cafe creme or green apples

#6 any clematis but jackmanni sweet autumn or purple

#7 daylillies any

#8 black eyed susan vines "white eyes susie", "sunrise surprise","blushing susie"

#9 easter egg plant

#10 eveing primrose (white or pink only please)

#11 chysanthemum blue knoll

#12 coneflower jade only

#13 coleus black dragon

#14 poached egg plant]

#15 Marigold Hawaiian orange

*Fran / ncgardengil

1. BIG MAMA lima beans (even just 1 bean NO JOKE)

2. Perennial Geraniums

3. Frying peppers or any sweet (NOT reg green like CA Wonder, I have that)

4. Variegated tomato

5. Uncommon Herbs (not chives, cilantro, common sweet basil)

6. Any ASIAN/FRENCH VEGGIES (forgein basically is what I seek)

7 Any Bok or Pac choy (esp mini ones)

8. BlueKuri Squash OR Red Kuri Squash: AKA Japanese squash, Orange Hokkaido or Uchiki Kuri squash

9 ANY Heirloom beans including runner beans (any really ANY trying to collect to perserve and eat as well )

10. Asparagus Pea aka Winged Bean aka Goa Bean

11. Primula 'You and Me Blue'

12. ANY Primulas

13. Kiwi

14. NAMED Wave Petunias (PLEASE)

15. Tropaeolum Azureum 'Blue Nasturtium'

*Chris / grolikecrazy

1. Vines/Climbing/running Bean : Wisley Magic,Favioli Rampicanti Corona, Fasold, Goldfield,Blauhilde, Polestar,or Summer Medley Collection(Sunset, Desiree and Lady Di), Big Mama Lima), clematis Crystal Fountain,avant Garde, any fragrant or showy vines

2. Bleeding heart any newer varieties like 'Gold heart'or hardy Fushias (Ricartonii,madame cornelissen)

3. Digitalis any newer varieties like Candy mountain & Pam's choice

4.Dahlia striped, powder puffs, or any newer varieties like 'Ace summer Sunset', 'american Dawn',Purple haze, or Belle of Barmera

5. Sun plants:Hardy Geranium any (Birch's double, platypetalum, pratense splishsplash, springtime, sanguineum striatum)or any newer varieties like 'Peppermint twist' or big red, butterfly bush bicolor, any crocosmia

6. Shade plants: black elephant ears, jack in the pulpit, chinese hardy orchids,bat plants, giant himalyan lily, caladium any,Astrantia moulin rouge, ferns, astilbe, colorful heucheras

7. Cannas any (I got red): dwarf pink sunburst, red futurity, varieg stuttgart, Pretoria, Picasso, Wyoming, lucifer, Chinese coral, pink beauty,

8. Veggies;Lettuce Heat wave blend,curly ruffle mix, all season romaine mix, any French type corn salad, redbor kale (really want), dandelion ameliore, tat soi, rainbow mix cauliflower

9 Watermelon Moon and stars

10. Mushroom spawns any

*Vicki / rosieo

1. Four O'Clocks, Kaleidescope or Longiflora

2. Pennsylvania Dutch Red Lima Beans

3. Poppies, any kind.

4. Zinnias, any kind

5. Orange Hawaii marigolds

6. Any open pollinated or heirloom vegetables, especially heirloom beans or corn.

7. Well, gosh I don't want to be greedy, lol.

Kamil / Kamiljablo

1. Tomato White Oxheart

2. Yellow Radish

3. Lutescente Tomato

4. Cipollini Onion

5. Tree tomato

6. Hokkaido Black Watermelon

7. Hollow Tomatoes

8. White Brandywine Tomato

9. Asian Veggies

10. Kewl 'Cukes!

11. Squash Summer and Winter

12. Beans Any cool ones

13. Swiss Chard

14. Yellow Radishes

15. Red, Blue, and Black Corn!

*Traci / tansy mi zn5

1. Sunflower, maximillion

2. Anemone, japonica varieties

3. Hollyhocks, creme de cassis or any single flowered

4. Hare's Tail Grass, lagurus ovatus

5. Kiss me Over the Garden Gate

6. Pump Ke Mon, pumpkin

7. Cinderella Pumpkin

8. Ornamental Pepper, tricolore garda

9. Morning Glory, tie dye pink & blue

10. Poppy, Lauren's Grape

11. 4o' clocks, broken colors

12. Bachelor Buttons, polka dot mix

13. Ornamental Corn

14. Surprise Me!!

15. Your garden favorite & why.

*Lisa / ishareflowers

1.salvai artemis

2.agastache purple pygmy

3.double balloon flower


5.coneflower green wizard only

6.coreopsis sunfire flowers

8.white flowers

9.oriental poppy royal wedding

10.shade lovers

11.ruellia- wild petunia

12.helenium helena red

13.bears breech


15.your garden favorite and why!

*Ben / Heyitzbenny

1. Dahlia (something short, not the huge varieties that are taller than me!)

2. Cleome (hardy in zone 6)

3. Lemon Basil

4. Dwarf Sunflowers

5. Pansies/Violas (any)s

*Holly / riley17

dutchmans pipe vine

wisteria (can you grow that from seed? I'll put it on here just in case)

pretty vines

humminbird and butterfly plants, except for butterfly bush, I already have that.

**BUSHEL GOURDS** please, please, please!!!

anything I dont have (I love suprises)

hawaiian orange marigold


irish moss

yellow perfection viola

monarda ANY (Would especially like jacob cline)

chocolate cosmos

Jasmine (the smelly kind)

night blooming phlox

herbs (I have enough basil though lol)

*Kym/ Flwrs4ever

1. CAMELLIAS ( MY biggest want, for the past few years)

2. Primula

3. Joey -lambs tail

4. Adenium- desert rose

5. Lisianthus

6.Calendula- citrus smoothie


( If Epi dont come from seed, Id love Shasta Daisy, 'Esther Reed' 'Fluffy' or ' Wirral pride')

8. Brunnera 'looking glass'

9. Winter Jasmine ********* (blooms in the snow !)

10. Erygium 'blue hobbit' 'jade frost'

11.Lobelia ANY esp ' Ruby Slipper"

12.Stoekesia 'bluestone' purple parasol' 'color wheel'

13. Poppy danish flag' 'heirloom' or any NAMED

14. BULBS any

15. shade plants

Linda / Ibartoo

1. any blooming vines ( except trumpet vine or honeysuckle)

2. Cone flowers ( any non hybrids)

3. Rudbeckia ( any kind of short varieties)

4 sunflowers ( dwarf only please)

5. Bergenia cordifolia

6. Pentas ( any)

7. Things that bloom a lot

8. Mexican sunflower ( tithonia )

9. any perennials for shady dry soil

10. fruit basket peppers.


1. Salad Burnet

2. Borage

3. Pansies/ Violets

4. Primula/ Primrose

5. Onion

6. Impatiens

7. Paper Daisy (Acroclinium roseum)

8. English Daisy (Bellis perennis)

9. Strawflower (Helichrysum)

10. Gazania

11. Iceplant (Delosperma)

12. Heteropappus Blue Knoll

13. Cinnamon Basil

14. St. Johnswort

15. Lime Basil

Susan / susantexoma

1. Salvia coccinea Coral Nymph or Salvia Lady in Red

2. Any striped/bicolor zinnias

(Candy Cane, Swizzle Cherry & Ivory, Candy Stripe)

3. Patio Princess tomato or another tomato that's good for container growing

4. Any of these marigolds: Cottage Red, FireBall, Queen Sophia, Scarlet Starlet

5. Jalapeno False Alarm Hybrid or Mariachi Hybrid

6. Alyssum Rosie O'Day or another pink alyssum

7. Pentas, any color

8. Petunia Tie Dye or Pink Sunshine

9. Coreopsis Sweet Dreams

10. Cosmos Rhapsody in Red or Rose BonBon

11. Dianthus Diana Blueberry or Raspberry Swirl

12. Phlox drummondii (annual phlox), any color

13. Gomphrena QIS Mix

14. Purple Verbena

15. Zinnia Thumbelina Mix or White Wedding


1.Tropaeolum Azureum 'Blue Nasturtium' - Will do happy dance if I get this. Have wanted it for years!!

2. Mizuna "Red Streak" or "Ruby Streak"- I already have the green mizunas, only need the red kinds please.

3. Dianthus, old fashioned- Any with a strong, noticeable fragrance.

4. Kosaitai (red or purple stemmed choy sum). Already have green stemmed choy sum and REALLY WANT red stemmed. Another nice red stemmed veg. I'd like is Saisai purple (rare Asian radish green that has purply-red stems).

5. Viola odorata- Sweet violets (not pansies or johnny jump ups which are odorless) - I am only looking for violets that are noticeably fragrant.

6. Asian Baby Mustard Greens- frilly types only such as: "Golden Frill" or "Golden Streak".

7. "Red Noodle" Chinese yard-Long Bean

8. Strawberries, any of the following kinds: Alpine 'Mignonette','Yellow Wonder', 'Temptation', 'Fragissimo'

9. Wonderberry, Burbank's sunberry, garden huckleberry, or chichiquelite huckleberry (Solanum burbankii, Solanum melanocerasum, or similar cultivars of edible annual huckleberries.)

10. Litchi Tomato Or Morelle De Balbis Solanum sisymbriifolium- An annual fruit, does well in warm climates.

11. Persian anise basil (has silvery foliage and a licorice scent)

12. any of the following heirloom eggplants: Japanese White Egg, Listada De Gandia, Edirne Purple Striped, Arumagans

13. RED Bunching Onions or RED Scallions like Cippolotti Rossi, or Asian Red "Crimson Forest"(Allium fistulosum)- I already have the white bunching onion/scallion, need red only please.

14. "Chervena Chujski" bulgarian sweet pepper

15. Asparagus Pea aka Winged Bean aka Goa Bean (Psophocarpus tetragonolobus).

Dee / Faintheart

1. wave petunia, supertunia, or million bells - any color

2. your favorite annual

3. your favorite hardy perennial

4. hardy ornamental grasses

5. your favorite tomato

6. antirrhinum braun-blankquetii (perennial snapdragon)

7. aster azureus (sky-blue aster)

8. aster novae_angliae (new england aster)

9. baptisia australis (blue wild indigo)

10. chyrsanthemum maximum (shasta daisy 'crazy daisy')

11. perovskia atriplicifolia (russian sage)

12. monarda - any

13. phlox - any

14. salvia - any

15. iris siberica - any


PLEASE remember to let us know when you recieve envies and which seeds you got also remember to thank the senders.

I am glad I could host this swap it was very fun and I feel like I got to know a lot of you.

Tammy :-)

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