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UPDATE: Tropical Sub-Tropical Surplus Swap

Frances Coffill
14 years ago


Welcome to the"SWAP" portion of the Tropical Sub-Tropical "SURPLUS" Swap

First a reminder of the basics:

Side trading is encouraged. Please feel free to wheel and deal, just don't neglect your partner!

I want everyone to have fun, unload some "SURPLUS" plants/divisions/roots/corms/bulbs/whatever and possibly pick up something cool in exchange!

Boxes/Packages containing LIVE PLANTS should be sent PRIORITY MAIL. (as discussed in the previous thread, a FLATRATE box is probably going to be the best choice (they are big too)

All packages need to arrive at their new homes by May 30th.(That means they should leave your house no later than the 27th, by Priority Mail)

Please post when you send and recieve. (because enquiring minds want to know)

Optional of course, but do consider leaving "APPROPRIATE" feedback in the Rate and Review.

It is your responsibility to ensure that LIVE/VIABLE plant/seeds/cuttings arrive at their new home and that they are what you say they are. If you need help please ask, I am sure someone will be happy to help.

Second: the lists for your drooling pleasure, browse, drool, dream but but do pay attention!!!! (this is very very important) I have included links to your exchange pages for your convenience.

You are going to want to know what is in these lists!

Rosepedal

- Barb


Zone 5 WI

White ginger

Strawberry Quinat everbearing

Viola Coruta Rebecca

Concord grape spiderwort

Charmed wine oxalis

Green oxalis with dainty pink flowers beutiful

Hermans pride laminum

Drumgs along the mohawk pod x Websters pink daylilly seedling

Custard candy x idas majic daylily seedling

Flamenco brug if it stays small to ship

Jatropha Multifeda seedling

Freckles coleus cutting un rooted

Anemone Coronaria st bridgid mix 5 bulbs comm

Anemone Coronaria deCaen 5 bulbs comm

Acidanthera bulbs used but re grew for me :)

Coleus Alabama sunset rooted

Coleus Cococ Loco rooted

Apple scented geranium rooted

Cutting un rooted of patchouli I am trying to root one now

Cutting of Thompsoni abuliton you root it doesnt like me

Baby adenium seedling

William languth variegated geranium rooted cutting

White iris from old garden too :) No name

Citranella (sp) unrooted cutting scented geranium

Variegated un rooted scented geranium

Johnson blue Geranium plant start

Orchid blue 1st year seedling Hardy Geranium

Baby EE

Un rooted cutting of raspberry ripple geranium My fav

A [Divahethr](http://members.gardenweb.com/members/exch/divahethr) Zone 7 Apricot fall daisy mums (lots) Aurea marginata hosta (lots) elderberries raspberries bamboo 'walker's low' catmint (rooting) 'wild thing sage' salvia (has roots) croton 'andrew' hardy cactus opuntia (lots) not so hardy cactus opuntia (lots) variegated vinca minor (lots) white rose of sharon (lots) 'happy returns' daylily 'catherine woodbury' daylily 'autumn red' daylily horseradish





Micyrey

- Michelle


Zone 5b

surprise lilies (z5 hardy)

fushias(tropical)

coleus(tropical)

geraniums (hardy & tropical)

yellow bells 'esperanza'(tropical)

angel wing and dragon wing bagonias(tropical)

bee balms(z5 hardy)

- very bright pink

- purple

- red

verigated ornamental grass(z5 hardy)

monkey grass(z5 hardy)

spiermint(z5 hardy)

iresin(tropical)

[Tina\_2 \- Tina](http://members.gardenweb.com/members/exch/tina_2) Zone \- 8 TX these are for sun tall white flowering mock orange bush, tall white flowering privet shrub tall red flowering oleander bush, has no smell but the flower are striking, perennial. short spreading artemesia, it's a silver color short ground cover, sedum has a small yellow flower, perennial. short , spreading red floweing salvia, perennial. tall fragrant red rose bush, has large full and beautiful flowers, perennial. tall fragrant white rose bush, has very full fragrant beautiful flowers, perennial \- it's a climber cuttings for shade short ground cover ,vinca vine green leaves with cream edges, make deep blue flowers, evergreen \- perennial. All of these are plants , unless my trade partner would prefer cuttings. short, no id. crocosmia bulbs, perennial. short ,no id. peach daylilys bulbs, perennial. short has pink flowers, soapwort cascades, perennial. tall blue mist plant, has blue flowers, perennial. tall mexican petunias, has purple flowers, reseeding annual. tall jewel of opar, has pink flowers that look like little stars, foliage is like a succulent,reseeding annual. tall dark no id. ' almost black leaf > cannas,has red flowers. perennial.



Greenthumbgrow

- Tammy


Zone - 7 MD

Dinnerplate Dahlia - Thomas Edison

Lily of the Valley - White

Nematanthus wettsteinii - Goldfish Plant

Passiflora caerulea - Blue Passion Flower

Salix gracilistyla Melanostachy - Black Pussy Willow - Very Rare

Bearded Irises

Stargazer Lilies

Horseradish

[dieg01991 \- Amy](http://members.gardenweb.com/members/exch/dieg01991) Zone 4a Aeonium zwartkop Aloe Vera (pup) Arrow vine Asparagus Fern Bloodleaf Variegated 'Iresine herbstii' Chinese Evergreen (solid green leaves) Chinese Evergreen, Painted Drop\-Tongue Christmas cactus (hot pink and white flowers) Christmas cactus (solid hot pink flowers) Cuban oregano (variegated) Dumbcane Graptopetalum pentandrum superbum (succulent) Isrine purple Ivy (large green leaf) Ivy (small green leaf) Jade Plant (green) Pathos (green) Pathos (golden) Peperomia species (NOID) Polka Dot Plant Pregnant onion Purple Queen Purple Velvet Spider plant (green) spider plant (white center w/green molting) Sunrise plant (Anacampseros telephiastrum 'variegata') Swedish Ivy Wandering jew (purple & silver) Wandering jew (green) \*\*\*Unrooted cuttings: African Violet (white, pink or purple) Bolivian Jew Euphorbia trigona Fuchsia 'Shadow Dancer Betty' Goldfish plant orange flowers Heart leaf philodendron Kalanchoe (Mother of Thousands \- red flowers) Lipstick plant (red flowers) Star Jasmine \*\*\*BULBS: Canna lily (green leaf w/red flowers) Canna lily (burgundy leaf w/red flowers



Ladygreensleeves

- Regina


Zone 10 FLA

Clerodendrum 'Uandense' Butterfly Bush....rooted

Clerodendrum 'Quadriloculare' Starburst...rooted

Clerodendrum 'Tomsonice' Bleeding Heart....cuttings

Penta's 'Lanceslata' in red & hot pink....cuttings

Mandevilla's yellow rotted...pink,white,red cuttings

Cherry Jubilee Allamanda 'Allamanda Cathartica'...cuttings

Dwarf'Allamanda schottii 'Compacta' yellow.... cuttings

Gardenia 'Glazerii' .....rooted

Gardenia 'Florida' .....cuttings

Angel Trumpet 'Brugmansia suaveolens' white....rooted

Shell Ginger verigated 'Alpinia zerumbet'...rhizomes

Spice Ginger 'Zingiber officinale'....rhizomes

Hibiscus 'Rosa-Sinensis'.....cuttings

Hibiscus white/pink throat....cuttings

Jasmine vine....noid....rooted

Lady Margaret Passionvine.....cuttings

Sky Vine 'Thunbergia'.....cuttings

Purple(Blackie)Sweet potatoe vine.....rooted

Plumbago 'Auriculata' rooted & cuttings

Blue Porterweed 'stachytarpheta jamaicensis'....cuttings

Staghorn Fern 'Platycerium holtummii' ready to mount

Elephant Ear 'Colocasis' will get big

Song-of-India 'Dracaena reflexa'.....rooted

Arelia 'Balflouriana'....rooted

Spinach Tree 'Crinoscolus chayamansa'....rooted

Banana pup 'Dwarf Cavish'.....rooted

Walking Iris yellow 'Neomarica longifolia'....fans

Concord grape Spiderwort 'Tradescantia'....rooted

Coleus'Solenostemmons'Chocolate mint,Henna,Duckfoot,noids

Desert Rose 'Adenium Obesum' noid seedling babies

Kalanchoe 'crassulaceae family' have several colors

Rhipsalis 'eliplica','Trail',...rooted,have noids too

Night Blooming Cereus 'Selenicereus grandiflorus..cutting

Zigos's 'Sunrise'-pink.....cuttings

Zigo 'Christmas' -white,red....cuttings

Carrion plant 'Stepelia Grandifloria'....rooted

yucca pups.....rooted

Jade 'Crassula Ovata'....rooted

Episcia dianthiflora...little plantlets, roots easily

Hoya's for Hoya's I dont have, may or may not be rooted

Gladiolus fringe mix bulbs.....10

Crinium lily 'Crinum asiaticum' bulbs....sprouting now

Spanish Thyme 'Plectranthus amboinicus' I have verigated & non also know

as cuban oragano....rooted

Most everything is concidered a tropical, there are some

perennials in there as well as some house plants.

As for my wants anything I dont already have.....lol

[bigmama4ever \- Norma](http://members.gardenweb.com/members/exch/bigmama4ever) Zone 9 AZ bengal tiger canna a dark leaf red flower canna, 2 hoya cuttings both varigated one has a longer thinner leaf, and of course the regular hoya grab bag of succulents, 2 arrow head, one plant and one cuttin, green oxalis, one iron cross bulb, philos babys one is a dark leaf the other is a large green, various jews, one geranium cutting with dark brown in the middle, baby bonnie spider plant, 3 epi cuttings, coleus cuttings begonia leafs or cuttings, you can check my page for the names Wanted bananas, coleous, EE, gardenias, banana canna, varigated oyster plant



chellflower

Zone 9

Plants:

*Apple 'Red Delicious' seedling: Perennial,

*Canna 'Yellow King Humbert'/'Robert Wallace'

*Castor Bean -Red(R. communis 'Carmencita' ):

*Coleus (C. blumei) seedlings:

*Crown of Thorns (Euphorbia Milii):

*Daylily (Hemerocallis):

*Desert Rose (Adenium obesum) seedlings

*Hosta 'T-Rex': Perennial zone 3-9,

*Hoya 'Fungii': PS, WD soil. White bloom w/burgundy throat.

*Hibiscus 'Sunset' seedling:

*Paperwhite/Chinese Sacred Lily

*Plumeria (P. rubra) seedling:

*Spider Plant Variegated (Chlorophytum comosum)

Cuttings:

*Purple Queen (Tradescantia pallida):

*Purple Jew (Zebrina pendula):

Bulbs/Tubers:

*Air Potato Vine(Dioscorea bulbifera)

[fcoffill \- Frances](http://members.gardenweb.com/members/exch/fcoffill) Zone 7/8 NC Canna \- Red/Burgundy leaf with green, Red Flower, 5 \- 6 feet, lots Canna \- Tall (7\-8 feet) red flowered, very large green or green with red border leaf Caladium \- White with green veining and border, 2' possibly "Aaron" 4 corms/bulbs Hosta \- Twist of Lime, mini, lime green, 1 or 2 small div avail Green EE, small bulbs Tropical Houseplants golden pothos baby 'monstera' cuttings Common Jade Red Flowering Holiday cactus Rubber Plant \- ficus decora 'Burgundy' Parlour Palm arrow vine very pretty pale green with pink Cottage Garden Perennial Lavendar TB\-Iris, from an old garden Shasta Daisy Alaska, mature division Euonymus \- Variagated (silvery green with white and pink flashes) Rosa Rugosa Red (actually a deep pink), Daffodil for Naturalizing Hydrangea Nikko Blue 4 o'clocks, mixed, mostly "Broken" seedlings Succulent Autumn Joy Sedum Coral Sedum (low growing) Hens&Chicks Talinium (Jewel of Opar) Seedlings



I have had to trim the lists abit to make reading a bit easier

for more details, see the original thread.

Third the surprize.....

Your quiz results determine the order that

YOU WILL CHOOSE YOUR OWN SURPLUS PARTNER!!!!

Results to follow!

Here is a link that might be useful: Tropical Sub-Tropical Swap

Comments (150)

  • Frances Coffill
    Original Author
    14 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Oh Barb I am so happy they are growing for you! they were so pathetic here, crying for water..... lol (the weaklings I DIDN'T send you last year are growing like MAD) I keep telling them.... don't get used to it.... but they don't listen!!!

    I planted "air Potatoes" today (I know they are invasive in Florida) but they are so cool looking I cannot wait to see them in my tropical potS! Chell sent them to me and they were growing in the bag when I opened it!!! the roots had grabbed on to the paper towel and wouldn't let go!

    I'll come and cook for you Barb, after flowers food is my favorite thing, I don't really eat, just taste, i love to cook! (I don't deep fry much to my southern spouse' dismay)
    ha ha ha

    I get the 'dirt' thing.... when Paul goes out he always asks me what he can bring me, I always say 'dirt' he always gives me this "look"

    Everyone knows me here, I go outdoors in AUGUST!!! (practically unheard of) cruise the garden, deadheading an digging at dawn! (before it gets too hot) I compost, I grow worms, (silly northerner) I recycle (coffee grounds, cardboard, newsprint, citrus rinds, tea bags and other things) I only use "Miracle Grow" on annuals and veggies, yes I am positively certifiable!

    oh well, I best run, try to work, I don't know why, but when it rains I cannot seem to get motivated to do anything!

    Frances

  • chellflower
    14 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Regina, good to hear your plants arrived safely. Really happy that I had plants you're interested in and could help add to your collections! I'd love to hear more about the pond floaters...

    Frances, I started using those little plastic cups for transplanting my WS seedlings (my yard is full of them, LOL), but they're so handy I'll be using them in the GH too from now on.....they are just the right size aren't they!?! Bigger than six pack cells, but not too big! I got most of mine from Dollar General (3.5oz), but Family Dollar and Walmart has some too (5 oz).
    I just poke the holes thru a whole stack at a time before planting. They work well in my hydroponics too!

    Better run, we're building the GH and the sawblade quit cuttting, so I was on 'break' while Tim went to get a new one...he just walked in so...

    Talk to y'all later.

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    14 years ago
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    Hi all!
    Ok, the moment you all have been waiting for (or at least I have been!! lol). My (very heavy) box from Barb came today!!!! Drum roll please.....

    Concord grape spiderwort
    Flamenco brug
    Jatropha Multifida
    Freckles coleus
    Acidanthera (peacock orchid)
    Thompsoni abuliton
    White iris
    Variegated scented geranium
    Coleus Alabama sunset
    William languth variegated geranium
    Summer Showers Ivy Geranium (I think thats what the tag says, is that right Barb??)
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    BARB, Baarrrb!! This was an AWESOME box!!!! WOW! It was so much fun to open. I was squealing too!! Thank you so much for making my week!!! I will definitely try to pass on the generosity to Heather! :-) :-)

    I took a picture of everything right after I unpacked the box, I will post it later. I have to get to potting...what fun!!

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    last modified: 9 years ago

    I am so glad you are happy!!!! :))) Let me know how everything does...! I wish you a blessed summer in the garden.... Hugs Barb :)

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    14 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

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    I had priced pond floaters in catalogs and on-line. After getting over the sticker shock, I looked into making my own. I found two methods. Since I am frugal and like easy I went with this method. You will need plastic mesh baskets, pool noodles, and cable ties. All can be bought from the dollar store. F R U G A L E ! ! ! Cut the pool noodles to the length of the basket sides with large shears and attach it to the basket with the cable ties. It is now ready to float. Either add plants that are potted or line the baskets with screen add your aquatic potting medium and plants and float it. If you don't want it floating all over the pond use fishing line and secure it to the side or a stone on the bottom. I would include pictures but for some reason this new provider and photo bucket will not let me post more than one picture at a time

    Here is a link that might be useful: http://s658.photobucket.com/albums/uu302/bl_topaz/

  • ladygreensleeves
    14 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    OK....it was easier to post the link to my photobucket above than individual pictures. This new provider and photobucket are not getting along. The newest pictures of the pond and the pond floaters are all on the first page. If you look closely you will see that the water lily,canna,and blue iris are blooming. Also there are pictures of a new area of several of my Hoya's all grouped and hanging together. I just did that today. H.mini bella is in full bloom with umbells all around it....smells heavenly.

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  • bigmama4ever
    14 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    regina i sendt an e and some photos did you recived it? was wondering if you would like some hangin succulants, side trade..norma

  • dieg01991
    14 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Thanks for the info Regina. Your pond is absolutely beautiful, I'm sooooo jealous!!!! Will you come here and build one in my backyard? ;-) Thanks for the info on the pond floaters too, great idea.

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    14 years ago
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  • Frances Coffill
    Original Author
    14 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Swap Status!!! The boxes are flying around the country now! Remember to use Priority Mail for live plants!! (Its getting hot down here! All boxes need to reach their new homes before the end of the month!!!

    1.bigmama4ever sends to chellflower
    2. ladygreensleeves sends to rosepedal SURPLUS SENT and RECIEVED!
    3. fcoffill sends to Tina_2 SURPLUS SENT
    4. rosepedal sends to deig01991 SURPLUS SENT AND RECIEVED
    5. deig01991 sends to divahethr SURPLUS SENT
    6. chellflower sends to ladygreensleeves SURPLUS SENT and RECIEVED
    7.divahether sends to greenthumbgrow SURPLUS SENT
    8. greenthumbgrow sends ro Micyrey
    9. tina_2 and micyrey send SMALL (yes SMALL please) boxes to fcoffill

    Regina your pond is beautiful! seems like only last week you were digging the hole and look at it now! Fabulous and what a thrifty girl you are! Dollar Stores really rock!

    I am all for keeping this group going. I can't swap every month (unless people really want green slime in July/August) but I can always pop in and chat, pick up tips from you tropical girls!

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  • Frances Coffill
    Original Author
    14 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    I just checked my conf #s and Tina_2's box should have been delivered to her today! Yippeee!!! I am hoping Chell's box also made it today. (Same state?!?!) (I know its a big state) lol

    Frances

  • rosepedal
    14 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Happy Moms day everyone! I hope it is filled with love and happiness..:)

    Al bought me a trailer load of mulch I am on top of the world....

    Amy I will try to start some of those today for you...:)

    Regina you poor thing...Floirda needs some rain..I seen it on the weather channel....I hope you get some real soon...I just love all your pics...I still need to take inventory of all teh plants you sent and look them up...

    Really busy this time of year...The daffs are blooming their little heads off....Have a wonderful day everyone....

  • rosepedal
    14 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Trilliums are getting ready to bloom..Here are some Wi spring flowers...Time to haul mulch..Lol :)

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  • Frances Coffill
    Original Author
    14 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    My neighbor gave me this rose last year for Mother's Day, it was a tiny thing, not even a foot tall, the flowers seemed to big for the plant. This morning there are at least 15 3-4 inch blooms!

    Barb
    Mulch!!!! your Al is a real 'keeper' (ha ha ha) Mulch is just as good as dirt!!! (sometimes its way better than dirt!)

    Pretty flowers! I love ice follies daffodil dnd the doubles too!!! I bought 100 giant daffies from Brecks last year with the coupon they came to about .25 each! They started blooming in early february and the last few have just finished, worth every penny!!! I will probably do it again this year!

    Have a wonderful day everyone!

    Frances

  • tina_2
    14 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Hi all - Here is what I received from Frances! Thank you, so much! Great mom's day package! tina_2

    There were ee bulbs, 3 kinds of arrowhead vine, a small hydrangea plant, a small monstera cutting, some small crinum bulbs, a small parlor palm, a small white butterfly ginger, 3 tiny mini hostas! Wow!!!



    {{gwi:1260589}}

  • Frances Coffill
    Original Author
    14 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Hi tina! glad everything arrived alive! The big leathery leafed plant that looks like an arrow vine is a white flowering anthurium (sorry I forgot to label it)

    If anything doesn't grow for you let me know! I am glad I could find a few extras from your list to send!

    Frances

  • ladygreensleeves
    14 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Happy Mothers Day everyone!!!

    Tina looks like you received a really nice box filled with lots of goodies too....Whoo-Hoo.

    Thanks for the compliments on the pond, Lots of hard work went into it. But the rewards I now get from it have been worth it. I so enjoy go out each day and feeding the fish(mosquito fish) and tending the plants. All but two or three where given or traded to me by fellow GWebber's, how kewl is that?

    Florida definitely needs rain, we are in the red zone (fire). Alligator alley (I-75)has been closed off and on now almost 2 weeks now because of a brush fire. This is in the far south stretch that goes to the keys. We go thru these dry spells every year waiting for the rainy season to kick in. We are fortunite however in that we don't suffer like those in California. Those poor people are losing their homes there.

    Well time to go do the grocery shopping......weeeeee....NOT!

    Regina

  • greenthumbgrow
    14 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Belated Happy Mothers Day everyone.

    Michelle - I am going to be doing your box today and mailing tomorrow I wanted to do this last week but it was raining most of the week and when it wasn't it seemed I was stuck inside working :-(

    Anyway I just wanted to let you know you will be recieving it soon. I am so glad I had thngs you were interested in and will be sending a couple surprises also!

    Tammy

  • Frances Coffill
    Original Author
    14 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Swap Status!!! The boxes are flying around the country now! Remember to use Priority Mail for live plants!! (Its getting hot down here! All boxes need to reach their new homes before the end of the month!!!
    1.bigmama4ever sends to chellflower
    2. ladygreensleeves sends to rosepedal SURPLUS SENT and RECIEVED!
    3. fcoffill sends to Tina_2 SURPLUS SENT and RECIEVED
    4. rosepedal sends to deig01991 SURPLUS SENT AND RECIEVED
    5. deig01991 sends to divahethr SURPLUS SENT
    6. chellflower sends to ladygreensleeves SURPLUS SENT and RECIEVED
    7.divahether sends to greenthumbgrow SURPLUS SENT
    8. greenthumbgrow sends ro Micyrey
    9. tina_2 and micyrey send SMALL (yes SMALL please) boxes to fcoffill

    Good Morning! its raining AGAIN!!!! I am going to get a big fan and see if I can blow this rain south.... we've had plenty! I want to get some work done before everything floats away! It's positively chilly outside today brrrr

    back to the grindstone.

    Frances

  • divahethr
    14 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    I received my box from Amy!
    I received
    Aeonium zwartkop
    Aloe Vera
    Aloe Zanizbar
    Arrow vine
    Bloodleaf Variegated 'Iresine herbstii'
    Chinese Evergreen (solid green leaves)
    Chinese Evergreen, Painted Drop-Tongue
    Cuban oregano (variegated)
    Graptopetalum pentandrum superbum (succulent)
    Isrine purple
    Jade Plant (green)
    Spider plant (green)
    CUTTINGS:
    Kalanchoe (Mother of Thousands - red flowers)
    Star Jasmine
    BULBS:
    Canna lily (green leaf w/red flowers)
    Canna lily (burgundy leaf w/red flowers
    It was more than I could have ever hoped for
    thank you so much!!!

  • rosepedal
    14 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Amy wow did you spoil Heather too.. I tell ya this has been so much fun..:) Mulch is done all 4 yards..Lol I am wiped out..Shooo I hope you all are doing well and muscles dont hurt so bad...:) Gardening can hurt...Lol

    Did I tell you all I found trilliums here...:) It was awesome...Regina I am gonna send a helicopter there filled with water.... If I hit the lottery..hahhahah

    Well Heather you are a busy girl....Thanks Frances this has been fun...:) Barb

  • dieg01991
    14 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Hi all,
    Well, I finally have time to post the picture I took after I received the box from Barb....

    Thanks again Barb!!!
    Amy

  • rosepedal
    14 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Lol does the blue packing material look familar Regina...Yes I reuse..hahahha

    You all check EBAY out seeds are being offered for Brugmansias from Germany! :))) Go Flamenco! It looks good Amy.:)))) ZZ plant made it too...I have to give props to our Regina for teaching me how to pack...She is the one that started spreading smiles across America....Hugs you crazy garden friends....Brugs and Hugs as a good friend taught me!

  • rosepedal
    14 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Didnt I send you a apple scented geranium? I will start you one of them too...You gotta have one of them...:))) Barb

  • rosepedal
    14 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Lol I forgot to say..Do I See Brett Favre in there...Can you smack him on the head for me....hahhahah :))))

  • chellflower
    14 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Hi y'all,

    we had cool weather today (sure was muggy last couple of days though!).

    I hope everyone had a wonderfull Mother's Day, I know I did...
    ...We managed to get the GH built!...well, the framework at least (and just in time...on Mother's Day!!!). The windows are even installed...it still lacks siding on and the door, then it will be finished, but I can do that myself if necessary! Its 8x10, but it looks huge in our little yard! My BIL is even gonna give me a gutter for the front so I can collect rain water.

    BigMama, I mailed your box today. Conf# 0308 1400 0001 3519 6564. It should reach you by Wed or Thurs.

    Frances, we recieved our box from you today. Josh was so thrilled to get the caladiums and irises! Thanks for trading with us!

    Y'all have a great evening!

  • rosepedal
    14 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    I was so confused easy to do hahahh I see you didnt include the cuttings I sent you in the picture... It looked so empty knowing I sent you others...Shooo I thought Dan the mailman was at your house..:))) Kidding of course we love him...Mandevilla man he is!

  • bigmama4ever
    14 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    cant wait , will be on the look out.. gettin yours ready. im doin the coleous craze this summer, bought 3 that i will defenetly include in your box. norma

  • Frances Coffill
    Original Author
    14 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Chell thanks for letting me know!
    I mailed to you an Tina_2 the same day I was starting to get worried! If the cuttings don't make it let me know I will send more in the fall when it getts cooler. All this rain is making the hydrangea grow crazy! Congrats on the Greenhouse!!!

    Tell Josh I hope the caladiums grow well for him, mine are just starting to get their first leaves now! drop dead gorgeous! I can't wait to get more colours now!

    Heather fabulous box! Amy is definately on the 'Enabler List' Her plants are always lovely too!

    Barb!!!! More! wow you must really have packed those plants in there! BTW, had my first MG flower yesterday, it was a white feathered one! I didn't get a photo it was too windy but it was so pretty!

    The brugmansia seeds I got in the Tropical Seed Swap have popped up, Stout little seedlings already with the first real leaves! The one I planted in the garden last year has leaves too! I am very excited!

    Gotta run, will pop in later, we are supposed to get a breif respite from the rain today and tomorrow. need to get a few things done before it starts again later this week!
    Have a great day everyone!

    Swap Status: (let me know if I missed anything!)

    1.bigmama4ever sends to chellflower
    2. ladygreensleeves sends to rosepedal SURPLUS SENT and RECIEVED!
    3. fcoffill sends to Tina_2 SURPLUS SENT and RECIEVED
    4. rosepedal sends to deig01991 SURPLUS SENT AND RECIEVED
    5. deig01991 sends to divahethr SURPLUS SENT and RECIEVED
    6. chellflower sends to ladygreensleeves SURPLUS SENT and RECIEVED
    7.divahether sends to greenthumbgrow SURPLUS SENT
    8. greenthumbgrow sends ro Micyrey
    9. tina_2 and micyrey send SMALL (yes SMALL please) boxes to fcoffill

  • dieg01991
    14 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Barb,
    I think you're right, I think that I had already put the cuttings in the propagation box before I took this picture. That's usually the first thing I do when I open a box. I don't know how you can tell by all those plants in the pic! :-) Funny about the blue packing material because I reused it for the box I packed for Heather too. We are a smart frugal bunch aren't we!! LOL!

    Chell, you'll have to post pictures of your greenhouse when it's done! How exciting!!

    Heather, glad to hear you received your box. I hope that everything arrived in good health and does well for you. Enjoy!

    Have a great day everyone.
    Amy

  • Michelle Reynolds
    14 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    hello
    fran I have your box on the way
    DC# 0103 8555 7497 7826 8784
    I also sent you a surprise, not on my list, I hope you like it.

    I got 56 toms planted today and 12 pounds of seed potatos.
    also got the last of my milkweed and coleus planted around the yard. good timing too becouse it should start raining any time.

    well off I go before it startes to thunder.

    see ya
    michelle

    ps OOOh I got a box on the way, I can't wait.

  • greenthumbgrow
    14 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    I got my box.... It is great!.

    I had to work late and didn't have time to make a list yet but will do tomorrow and post. There are a lot of plants and I love them all. Sorry so short but will definately post tomorrow. I just wanted you to know I recieved it :-)

  • Frances Coffill
    Original Author
    14 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Hi Michelle! I will be watchiing for it! can hardly wait (I know I will love what ever you send) That is a lot of Tomatoes! I started about 20 OP varieties. I am only allowed 4 plants! *5 if you include the dwarf cherry tom I have in a pot! We haven't planted our garden yet because of the rain, but the plants are ready as soon as the muck dries up a bit! (okra, beans, squash, cukes and tomatoes) its a struggle to find enough sunshine for even a few plants around hre!

    Regina I hope you are getting some rain soon, we seem to be getting a break!

    I hope everyone is getting some nice late spring weather!

    1.bigmama4ever sends to chellflower
    2. ladygreensleeves sends to rosepedal SURPLUS SENT and RECIEVED!
    3. fcoffill sends to Tina_2 SURPLUS SENT and RECIEVED
    4. rosepedal sends to deig01991 SURPLUS SENT AND RECIEVED
    5. deig01991 sends to divahethr SURPLUS SENT and RECIEVED
    6. chellflower sends to ladygreensleeves SURPLUS SENT and RECIEVED
    7.divahether sends to greenthumbgrow SURPLUS SENT and RECIEVED
    8. greenthumbgrow sends ro Micyrey
    9. tina_2 and micyrey send SMALL (yes SMALL please) boxes to fcoffill
    miceyrey - SURPLUS SENT

    Looks like we have just about wrapped this swap! Just a couple more boxes to go!

  • rosepedal
    14 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Hi Everybody :)

    It is raining here..Yea a break from outside...We have been working our tails off..Lol

    Wonderful chell! You need to take some pics...You are gonna be in gh heaven...Now we all need to send you some plants to fill her up..:)

    Amy I need a propgation box too..Karyn made one of them boy is it neat...They dont seem hard to make either...I think that will be a summer project... Amy that palm tree wrapping was from regina too..Isnt that funny we are all using reginas wrapping... She taught us all on good packing techniques..:)))

    Michelle wow that is a lot of maters..Do you can them and freeze them? Dont the store bought ones bite this time of year..We started more this year too so they will last longer through the winter... Oh yummy

    Bimama I am on the coleus kick too..We went to my favorite gh here to get mulch...I was drooling they had so many different ones...I love the sun series...Boy I need to save my pennies..LOL

    Frances I hope you can plant soon...Regina has to be hurting down there...Man do they need water...

    Have a great day everyone.:)))) Barb

  • rosepedal
    14 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Just once I wish I could finish my thoughts..Lol Congrats on your mg bloom Frances! You lucky girl....Mine are just coming up..:))))

  • dieg01991
    14 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Barb,
    Making a propagation box is the easiest thing. All I did was take a plastic storage box and then put a mixture of perlite and peat in the bottom a couple inches deep. Then I wet the mixture, dip the cuttings in rooting hormone, stick them in there and put the lid on. Couldn't be any easier, took about 5 minutes to "make". :-) Now I have a bunch of them. Some plants root with in days. I even have begonias growing in there from the seeds of the plants that I rooted last fall!!

    Amy

  • rosepedal
    14 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Amy that is neat! :) I am gonna do that too...I was thinking of the one also that has water in it with a air bubbler..You use hair rollers to put the cuttings in the top of the lid.... Token had one too over on the ws forum...Man Amy that is a lot of cuttings..Lol You are gonna be busy...:)))) Barb off to the big city to see what coleus I can find.......ps amy one of my adeniums I started from seed this winter is starting to branch...Man is it cute...:))) I am so happy...My jatropha belly plant is kind of a slow grower...The jatropha multifida is just now sarting to take off so yours should too...:))) Hey I finished my thoughts this time..Lol

  • dieg01991
    14 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Water in it with an air bubbler and hair rollers??? Ok, I can't picture that at all. Ha, ha, I guess I took the easy road! ;-) Oh and don't worry, I took those pictures last fall. I have just started doing major propagation this spring so I only have two boxes full right now. Man, this plant stuff is so much FUN! Now if I could only convince my hubby that I need a GH.

    Can't wait for the weekend!!! School for this semester is done tomorrow (finally!!) and my winter sowed veggies are looking ready to plant. The veggie garden is ready, now all I need is the weekend to get here...hurry up!!! :-)

    Amy

  • Michelle Reynolds
    14 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    hello
    yes barb I can salsa, spagetii sause, and just plain toms
    I love to use a lot of toms when I cook. in 2007 they did great and I canned over 80 pints, it lasted all the way till the next summer. but 2008 they did so bad I didn't evan get out the canning stuff, I just froz them.
    boy my knees hurt today after doing all that planting.
    michelle

  • rosepedal
    14 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Amy one more day! :and all done...Congrats that is a great accomplishment.... Yes it is a water tank propagator... You can also heat the water to a certain temp too...Token made a whole bunch of plants off of cuttings..It is kinda neat..:)

    Hi Michelle :0 I bet your knees hurt lol that is a lot of plants to put in the garden..this is the first day in a long time I was not gardening... We ended up at a bunch of stores getting stuff to finish the gh off...

    Yummy spagetti sauce too... We canned dilled green beans last year and pickled green beans...Yucky they turned out terrible..Lol They are still there no one will eat them..hahah :)

    I hope your gardens are blooming everybody...I have flowers on my strawberry plants I am so excited and the forget me nots are blooming they are cute little flowers... What is blooming in your yard? I would love to see some blooms if you want to share... :))

  • greenthumbgrow
    14 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    I am sorry I am late posting my list. I recieved my box yesterday and it was packed full of great plants!

    Here is my list.

    Great Raspberries Plant
    Bluecrop blueberry cuttings
    Northerland Blueberry
    Carolin Jessamine
    wild thing sage
    apricot fall mums
    AM Hosta
    rose of Sharons Athea
    stevia (yeah!)
    Onoclea Sensibilis
    Daylilys - Autumn Red
    Walkers Low Cat mint
    Daylily - Catherine Woodbury (yeah!)
    Lavendulum
    Yushania Anceps - Bamboo

    This was a great Box.! I love everything and it is already in its home. I will post some photos of everything when it starts to take off.

    Thanks Heather!

    Michelle - Let me know when you get the box. Hope you enjoy your plants.

    Tammy

  • rosepedal
    14 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Goodmorning that is a wonderful box! :) Tammy stevia too... Amy the name of their box is called a cloning machine..I wonder if it will clone me to do my house work lol....Bad storms last night...Right when American Idol came on...I did get to see the end..What a shocker....Well off to work...Have a great day everybody....

  • Frances Coffill
    Original Author
    14 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Oh Tammy Fabulous Surplus box!!!! (this is one generous group of gardeners!)

    Speaking of generosity! I got a lovely package from Michelle today! LOADED with COLEUS, ruffly, fringy, colorful yumminess!!!! (now someone please tell me what to do with them!?!?!?) Straight into soil, or start in water? They are gorgeous and there are at least 8 different types!!! She also sent 2 clumps of grass, variagaed and green. A minirose pink and white flower (I could not believe that it was blooming in the box!!) and some stone crop (also variagated yum!!!) Last but certainly not least some surprise lily bulbs which I plan to share with my MIL (she has really been wanting some)

    Michelle did you make the card? it is very pretty and crafty I love it! will try to post a photo of everything later!

    Amy I love your propigation boxes!!! I have to do that next year!, I have been making little chambers for individual plants out of clear disposable glasses. this looks much tidier!!

    Barb and Michelle you have me craving salsa! I best go make some out of the last of 2008 tomatoe crop! I put mine in the freezer, saving my canning for salsa and peaches (my fave food) It will soon be Peach season!!!! Yippeee!

    Have a great day everyone!

    Frances

  • divahethr
    14 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    there was cactus, ee bulb and an armandii clematis cutting in there too. maybe they didn't make i'm so sorry.

  • Michelle Reynolds
    14 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    hello
    fran put the coleus right into the water, they should root in a week or two.
    yay the rose opened? it was still closed when I packed it.
    I'm very glade you liked everything.
    and yes I make the cards, I love making cards.
    happy may
    michelle

  • ladygreensleeves
    14 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Hey ya'll....sorry I have been AOL last few days. Sounds like some really nice boxes have been shared!!!

    Who ever turned that fan this way to blow the rain this-a-way.....THANK-YOU very much!!! We have had a couple of days where it rained!!! It is much needed that is for sure.

    The mockingbirds are busy raising a family in the mandevilla vines. Everytime I go out to the pond(daily and several times) I get divebombed and tagged. Did you know mockingbirds have eyelashes??? I swear I see eyelashes on these birds. And they are not batting them at me either when they are diving at my head!

    Here are some pictures of things in blooms and the mockingbirds.

    hoya mini bella is covered with umbels of flowers


    yellow plummeria still going strong
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    Carolina water lily
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    A picture of mom and dad mockingbird...If you click on the picture it will open bigger and you can see that the one has supper for a baby


    And a new Brug that just bloomed for the first time with a beautiful pink bloom.

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    got to run....mark fell way back when and broke a bone in his wrist. We have to have it cat scanned. TTYL.

    Regina

  • rosepedal
    14 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Frances a wonderful box you received! A homemade card too..:))) Those are so wonderful to receive..

    Michelle you are crafty...I hope all is okay I read about your winds...I am glad to see you are safe...:))) You have a great seed swap I tell you..I was in your last one it was over the top...I just cant do it right now...Too much stuff going on...But your swaps are my favorite to join..:))) I will be in it this fall again..Count me in!!!

    Lol Regina on eyelashes you crack me up! I have all your babies (lots) protected..You really spoiled me rotten...I havent forgeten either..:)) I just love seeing your part of the world...Look at your brug she is pretty in pink..I hope she recurves for you...I love them like that...

    Your hoyas are quite addicting after seeing pics...I might have to go on patrol for some more... I am so sorry to hear about the injury...

    Al went to the Dr today...He has arthistis in his hip..It is pretty bad too..He goes back to talk with the Dr... He goes back thursday..He can barely get out of the car...If he is standing straight up he is fine....

    Well the big plant sale tommorow. I am really excited to meet them...:))) but nervous as heck..LOL Here are some WI pics taken today... I hope the sun is shining where you are or raining whatever you need...Happy friday everyone and have a great weekend...Barb
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  • Frances Coffill
    Original Author
    14 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

    Barb! look at all of those flowers! Those violets are pretty but they are a real pest here! spread like wiregrass! You really make me miss tulips too! (I knew winter was good for something!) Is that a trillium at the top! I can't remember the last time I saw a trillium!I am sorry to hear that Al has pain, I have suffered from hip/joint pain for several years, the doctors have told me the best treatment is 'keep moving' grrrr, sometimes it is very tough to do.

    Regina I am happy that you are getting some rain! (I hate to complain about water from the sky but it is still raining off and on here! The plants are loving it, but it sure makes it unpleasant outside (muggy, mosquitos and soggy) That Brug is beautiful! I can't wait till mine bloom, I have 3 potted and one in the ground, I just love those leaves! Even if they didn't have flowers

    My elephant ears hit the ground running too, all this water really perked them up. I cannot believe the size of the leaf on one of them (Is it my imagination or are those leafs still growing?!?!)
    Here is a photo of some of the plants Michelle sent (see the little rose that bloomed in the box!!! 9 different coleus cuttings!!! can't wait to pot those up! they are gorgeous!

    Michelle I am sorry to hear about your little GH! Glad that is was not worse and that you and your family are fine!

    Last of the Iris

    Peony

    my herb garden

    Hummingbird magnet!

    Tropical Sub-Tropical Surplus Swap Status
    1.bigmama4ever sends to chellflower
    2. ladygreensleeves sends to rosepedal SURPLUS SENT and RECIEVED!
    3. fcoffill sends to Tina_2 SURPLUS SENT and RECIEVED
    4. rosepedal sends to deig01991 SURPLUS SENT AND RECIEVED
    5. deig01991 sends to divahethr SURPLUS SENT and RECIEVED
    6. chellflower sends to ladygreensleeves SURPLUS SENT and RECIEVED
    7.divahether sends to greenthumbgrow SURPLUS SENT and RECIEVED
    8. greenthumbgrow sends ro Micyrey SURPLUS SENT
    9. tina_2 and micyrey send SMALL (yes SMALL please) boxes to fcoffill
    miceyrey - SURPLUS SENT and RECIEVED

    Have a great day everyone!

    Frances

  • greenthumbgrow
    14 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Michelle,

    I just realized I never got confirmation that you got your box from me. could you let me know it came and everything was alright.

    Sorry if you already sent confirmation to my email but i have been having problems with my email. If you didn't get It I will track it. I do have del. conf. number if you need it.

    Thanks,
    Tammy

  • ladygreensleeves
    14 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Barb...I really miss the Tulip and Daffs, you have some beauties there. Wish I could have them here.
    and
    Fran I just love your bearded Irises, Someday I hope to have some grace my gardens.

    I was busy today putting this together


    I put it here in the front of the house

    My neighbor wants one too now......lol

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