SHOP PRODUCTS
Houzz Logo Print
tammy_kennedy

Fall swap 2023 news

tamelask
5 months ago
last modified: 5 months ago

Ok, y'all - i know you've been waiting to hear from John about the swap! BUT... he's too busy with the state fair, which is very short staffed, to host this year. So, at some of our regular's urging, i asked if he minded if i hosted this time, and he didn't at all. We are moving it from white deer to just around the corner at our community garden (which is free - John's always paid to have us at the shelter before!) The address is 550 Thompson Road at Thompson Road Park, and we are at the very back. We have picnic tables to eat at, higher tables to set plants on, and will set up some shelters to help with the sun and/or any inclement weather. There's no power - not that we ever used it at white deer. Port o' potties and plenty of parking. He said it'll most likely need to be the same deal for next fall.

We are going with Sept 30th. 1-4 PM, but feel free to come earlier to get your stuff out.

Same rules and set up as always. I'll see if i can even get the ringie dingie bell. :D

As in the past we have no rules, you are free to haul anything gardening related to the swap and give it away - this includes live plants, seeds and bulbs, cuttings, pottery, tools and equipment. One thing that sets our swap apart from others is that we do not require you to even bring plants in order to participate. We always have way more plants than people. If you feel guilty taking something for nothing you can always bring food for the potluck picnic.

You can see it's just about adjacent to where we usually meet. Instead of travelling down to Aversboro Road to get to White Deer Park, though, you turn off Timber Drive onto Thompson Road at the light in front of Timber Drive Elementary School. The road is short, it deadends and you really can't miss the park on the left. :) The address is 550 Thompson Road at Thompson Road Park, and we are at the very back.



Comments (37)

  • JJLM garden 7b
    5 months ago

    Yay! i put it in my calendar!

  • Related Discussions

    NEW: Fall perennial Swap(New)

    Q

    Comments (1)
    Going to get a list of what I have extra for the swap.
    ...See More

    NEW: New ! Spectacular Fall Fresh Seed Swap 2007 New !

    Q

    Comments (125)
    Hey there Moonphase- I wanted to let you know that you are not alone in not receiving seeds from Willy yet- I too am patiently waiting for their arrival in my mail box. I sent in a bunch of seeds and asked for far less back- and I hope he reads this here post cuz I really do not want as many back as I sent in!! It is a HUGE swap and a HUGE amount of time is spent sorting seeds! I hosted a much smaller swap- and it took about 50 man hours of sorting to get through it all! I know how much work it is- and am hoping Willi is taking some time to enjoying himself- even with working so hard to get through them all! I am choosing to look at this way- as with most things in life- the best things are worth waiting for! Hope it helps to know- you are not waiting all alone.... Julie
    ...See More

    NEW: New Fall Neighborhood swap Tropicals

    Q

    Comments (83)
    Whats up peeps! Oh how I missed you all! Chell happy happy to see you back... Good to see your new profession... I hope no poop hangers like my Yorkie poo and Maltese...hahhah I am cracking up..:) I need to shave them... big cracking up......hahahhah I wished I could have joined life sometimes gets in the way.... Big time! Smiling now I think hahahh Gotta look in a mirror.... Cracking up again... At least I am laughing again.... I miss all of you alot you all will never know how much! Peace and quiet is good for me though hahahha I talk too much.... Hahahhah Well wanted to send smiles out to you all my friends! Love you all... Ps always send a smile hahahah Barb
    ...See More

    NEW: New Spectacular Fresh Fall Seed Swap 2008

    Q

    Comments (137)
    27 people have posted they received theirs so far... I didn't go back and check but I think there were a lot more than that who signed up. Granted, not everybody comes back to post they received theirs. I also requested nothing back if it wasn't on my wants list, but just wondering if that's going to be the case - could you let me know, please, Willie? Thanks either way. :] Terri
    ...See More
  • The Citrus Guy
    5 months ago

    WONDERFUL!

    I plan on being there!

    Karen, I would LOVE one of the Callicarpa americana seedlings!!! I have been looking to get one and haven't found any yet.

  • karen__w z7 NC
    5 months ago

    Darren, I'll put one aside for you. These will most likely be bubblegum pink in color for the berries.

  • The Citrus Guy
    5 months ago

    Thank You, Karen. Bubblegum Pink is just fine.


  • PRO
    Screenwriter
    5 months ago

    I have these plants to share:

    ‘Pickerel Rush’ water plant

    Pink water lily

    Elephant ears

    Mongolian aster

    Ruellia ‘Chi Chi’

    Pineapple lily

    Spider plants – houseplants

    Phlomoides maximowiczii from JCRA seeds

    Bearded iris -- color not marked

  • tamelask
    Original Author
    5 months ago
    last modified: 5 months ago

    Screenwriter- we had a swap that was put on hold last swap because you couldn't come at the last minute because of the bad weather. It was for/with Layla- some mums. "Screenwriter, I have a request from Layla to trade for your 'Luxor' mum. she can't come, but says:

    I have a nice looking Jefferson Park, a kind of dinky but rooted Kokka Bunmi, or a rooted but not leafed out yet Daybreak. or hellebore seedlings that are a mix of hybridus and foetidus."

    I'll check in with her and see what she has for trading now, if you want. She'll be there for sure, as it's at the garden (but she isn't on here).


    I would LOVE to get some pickerel rush! Also very interested in the kalimeris/mongolian aster.

    Do you know if you water lily can handle some shade? i lost my texas dawn lily last winter and it was the most shade tolerant and would bloom for me sometimes (my pond is mostly shade). Your 'chi chi' has been happily blooming for me this summer! :)

    I haven't gathered up what i'll have to swap yet - let me try and get that done in the next few days.

  • PRO
    Screenwriter
    5 months ago

    Tamelask, I have the white shade iris from the Spring, pickerel rush, and Mongolian aster for you. Do you still have campanula 'Cherry Bells' in your garden? 'Jefferson Park' mum is doing great in the garden from a previous swap. Either/both of the mums would be great for 'Luxor' mum. The water lilies in the shade do not bloom, but they do live; but I don't fertilize them. Do you want one?


    Whoever brought the hoya years ago, thanks again as it is very, very happy.

  • tamelask
    Original Author
    5 months ago

    Screenwriter,

    I know Karen brings hoyas sometimes, but i have also brought a more common variety. :)

    If the lily won't bloom, i don't see much point, really. I'll try and get texas dawn again. i don't fertilize much, either. once in a great while when i think about it.

    I'll let Layla know about the mum swap, thanks! Yes, i still can dig you some cherry bellls.

  • brenda_near_eno
    5 months ago

    Can wait to see your community garden, Tammie!

    tamelask thanked brenda_near_eno
  • Sabji garden (7b), Raleigh NC
    5 months ago

    Thanks Tammy for Hosting .

    We will try to be there. I missed the spring swap. I will look around and see what I can get.

    Will surely miss Ralph:-(.

  • PRO
    Screenwriter
    5 months ago

    Sabji, I have two hibiscus plants for you.


    I also have:

    Daylily ‘Baby Moon Café’

    Styrax japonica

    Lonicera fragrantissima

  • tamelask
    Original Author
    5 months ago

    oh my goodness, screenwriter! i would love to trade for the styrax! been on my wishlist for a while now.

  • karen__w z7 NC
    5 months ago

    Is anyone interested in fresh seed from Callicarpa acuminata? It's borderline hardy for me here in Durham, have had it winter over in a pot but lost it in last year's drop to 7 degrees F. I've kept a backup in the greenhouse and that's where these berries are from.

  • tamelask
    Original Author
    5 months ago

    I'd be interested in trying it, Karen. I'm going to collect some fresh spicebush berries for you while we're in the mountains this week.

  • tamelask
    Original Author
    5 months ago

    some of the things i can, and/or might bring:

    Anubias nana (aquarium plant; very slow growing, i have loads of it)
    Campanula 'Cherry bells'
    Hellebores
    Begonia coccinea

    red & yellow columbines
    Abutilons
    Corkscrew ginger
    Oregano
    Thyme
    Malvaviscus drummondii
    Goldenrod, canadian
    Aromatic Aster
    Spicebush berries
    Wingstem (a native yellow composite, tall)

    fresh cuttings of orange osmanthus. i'll post more things as i think of them or get them ready.

  • PRO
    Screenwriter
    5 months ago

    Tamasack, the Styrax is for you. Is the Corkscrew ginger hardy and what is the color?

  • karen__w z7 NC
    5 months ago

    Tammy, thanks for remembering the spicebush berries! I'd also love to get aromatic aster if I can find something else you'd like in exchange. I've been wanting to add more of our native asters to my fall garden.

  • tamelask
    Original Author
    5 months ago
    last modified: 5 months ago

    Karen- no need for a trade; you've given me so much! I'm sure i'll find something on the tables from you. :)

    Screenwriter- barely hardy (need to plant it in spring) but very easy to overwinter in a basement, garage or crawlspace. the bloom is white. I keep my momma in a pot and take cuttings each fall, then plant those in spring (or give them away). I'll get some pix and post. I only have 1 right now to trade, so it's yours if you want it.

  • PRO
    Screenwriter
    5 months ago

    Tamelask, I can overwinter the ginger inside.

  • Sabji garden (7b), Raleigh NC
    4 months ago

    Hello Folks, I will not be able to make it to the swap. Unavoidable problem. :-(((((.

    I am missing this one too.

    Screen writer, I will miss the hibiscus. I love them. Maybe meet you some other time. Will message you.

    Will miss meeting the gang!

  • CasaLester RTP, NC (7b)
    4 months ago
    last modified: 4 months ago

    Here's a list of plants that we are planning to bring. They are in limited quantities, so we will consider trading for quality plants from our favorite categories (black, Mediterranean, succulents).

    hardy garden plants

    Aesculus parviflora (white flowers) - large seeds (100% germination)

    Quercus nigra - well established volunteer in pot

    Cylindropuntia imbricata

    Helianthus angustifolius

    Hippeastrum - cream colored flowers, hardy

    Ligustrum japonicum

    Orostachys furusei

    Persicaria virginiana

    Phytolacca americana

    Sedum acre

    Solanum pseudocapsicum

    Trachelospermum asiaticum

    Vinca major 'Variegata'

    Vitis rotundifolia

    houseplants

    Euphorbia tirucalli - species (all green) and 'Firesticks'

    Fucraea foetida/gigantea 'Mediopicta/Variegata'

    Huernia, black flowers, possibly schneideriana or macrocarpa

    Huernia zebrina

    Kalanchoe luciae/thrysiflora

    Philodendron selloum

    Stapelia gigantea

  • The Citrus Guy
    4 months ago

    @CasaLester RTP, NC (7b), My friend, You are KILLING ME!! LOL

    You have MULTIPLE things I would like!

    Both Huernias

    Vitis rotundifolia

    Stapelia gigantea

    Euphorbia tirucalli


    The only thing I have that you might be interested in is a Echinofossulocactus crispatus (Stenocactus crispatus)

    Several rooted Pineapple tops, Ananas comosus

    A large Red, Psidium cattleyanum

    A small, Vitex agnus-castus

    and a pretty good-sized, Billbergia nutans, or Queen's-tears Bromeliad


    If nothing else, I will be haunting the table where you place stuff!! LOL

    See you all Saturday!!

    Darren


  • brenda_near_eno
    4 months ago

    Is everything general swap this time? have seen no special trades post string

  • karen__w z7 NC
    4 months ago

    Les, I’m really really interested in the Furcraea and will go look to see what I can tempt you with.

  • PRO
    Screenwriter
    4 months ago

    Brenda, there is a pre-swap.

  • karen__w z7 NC
    4 months ago

    Brenda, seems that we're relatively unsupervised, mixing special trades into the announcement post and I think I'm probably the one to blame for starting that! But I agree that there's less advance trading and I wasn't going to do much until Les mentioned Furcraea.


    Les, things that I wasn't going to get into but will if you want in trade for the Furcraea: rooted Ludisia discolor cutting, pup of a mangave that wasn't labeled when I got it but might be Mission to Mars (not hardy), Ledebouria Gary Hammer (hardy). I could also bring you a rooted cutting of Cestrum 'Orange Peel'.


    I've already got potted up and am bringing the following: Callicarpa americana seedlings from pink fruited parents (color is bubblegum pink, has been true from seed), seedlings of Calycanthus floridus and Camellia sinensis, Aesuculus sylvatica, Viburnum propinquum, Tibouchina grandifolia, Scutellaria indica var parviflora 'alba', And I'm bringing seed from Callicarpa acuminata for Tammy and could collect more. FYI for Les, the fruit on acuminata isn't black but it's very dark purple/maroon.

  • CasaLester RTP, NC (7b)
    4 months ago

    Citrus Guy, definitely interested in Echinofossulocactus crispatus and Vitex agnus-castus. Already have the others, but can still give you your selected package. (Maybe you can allow us a pre-selection of the other stuff you'll bring, if any - we may be interested in plants other than the most favorite groups).

  • CasaLester RTP, NC (7b)
    4 months ago

    Karen W, our first choice - very difficult, given the exciting options - would be Cestrum 'Orange Peel'. We had Cestrum nocturnum but it is not sufficiently hardy (Z9) and then we also lost it in a container (hoping to replace it one day as potted only) . Very interested in Callicarpa acuminata seeds as well. We already got a Callicarpa volunteer show up in a right spot and are eager to find out what color it will turn out.

  • CasaLester RTP, NC (7b)
    4 months ago

    Brenda (near Eno), looks like not enough critical mass and initiative for a separate special trades thread, but looks like there is still some interest here. We would like to encourage you to take a look at our list - several interesting natives, Phytolacca and Aesculus are particularly regal shrubs. Even a starter for your own future big oak. (We are taking advantage ourselves of another volunteer - Quercus phellos).

  • CasaLester RTP, NC (7b)
    4 months ago

    Vlad and Christine are saying hello but they are down with COVID (looks like everyone is getting it these days again) and won't be coming.

  • The Citrus Guy
    4 months ago

    @CasaLester RTP, NC (7b) Sadly, that is all I have right now to bring.

    I wasn't actually asking for all of those things mentioned, just that you were killing me having all of that! LOL

    I will keep the Echinofossulocactus crispatus and Vitex agnus-castus set aside for you!

    If I were to choose two that I listed of yours it would be the

    Vitis rotundifolia and Stapelia gigantea, I might be able to snitch the others in different rounds. LOL

    Thanks!

  • tamelask
    Original Author
    4 months ago
    last modified: 4 months ago

    Thanks so much for everyone who came! It was a small but nice group. Lots of great plants! We missed those who couldn't come!

    My apologies for losing my temper about "starting early". I did check with John afterwards and he said there is no "2 o'clock rule"; he just always waited for some that he knew for sure were coming, and it happened to often be close to 2 when that usually panned out. He has started early before when everyone was ready and there. So... in the future - aim to come more like 1 or 1:30 and we'll get going that much quicker. ;)

    We may keep hosting at that location (it's free!), with John's leadership when he can. There's a little room for people who can't walk much to pull in and unload as long as they park out of the way as soon as they've unloaded. That got a little confusing today; sorry about that!

  • karen__w z7 NC
    4 months ago

    Tammy, my dad and I had a great time. Thank you so much for putting the swap together this fall. I was glad to see the community gardens, very impressive especially knowing how you and your colleagues had to move the whole garden to the new site several years ago. And my dad is now rethinking his garden after seeing yours this afternoon.

  • tamelask
    Original Author
    4 months ago

    Karen- that's so sweet of you to say! I'm so glad your dad got some ideas! I'd love to see pictures of his.


    Yeah, we were homeless for 2 years, til we worked everything out with leasing from the town. We scattered to members homes for those 2 years. We've been at the site for just a bit over a year now - it was a green field before; cardboard and mulching the field took most of 5 or 6 months alone. I look around and see how much we have to do still, but hopefully others see our progress. ;) I think by next year it'll look SO much better!

  • PRO
    Screenwriter
    4 months ago

    Thanks, Tammy, for putting the swap together. If you need plants for your Community garden, please let me know. I didn't know you were working on this project.

  • tamelask
    Original Author
    4 months ago
    last modified: 4 months ago

    That's amazing, Val, thank you so much! Actually more than half of what i got was for the garden, not me. :) My yard is pretty full! LOL... The garden is 13 years old, and this our 3rd location, (and hopefully our last - moving stinks!). We are incorporating lots of lesson learned into it, and hopefully it'll be incredible once fully up & running.


    BTW, i sent you a PM... not sure if it notified you.