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Oct 15, 2010 4:35 AM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
Only a few more weeks til it time to get this seed swap started. Thumbs up

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Oct 15, 2010 5:36 AM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
While I thinking about it was anybody able to get a hold of RatherBDigging and mygypsyrose?

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Oct 15, 2010 6:40 AM CST
Name: Kelly
Simpsonville, SC
Hey Mekos, if your Thunbergia came from me, that brings up an interesting point, because the only one I had last year was a multicolored one, 'Blushing Susie'... so if yours are yellow that would mean they aren't coming true... I have a few I planted this year that are true... but they could have been from the last seed or two that I had from the original packet... don't think I kept very good track.
Oct 15, 2010 7:09 AM CST
Name: Tonya Rose
Blanco, TX
Thanks for the clarification on the database everybody. No hurt feelings on my part and I have always gotten plenty of seeds, so I am not worried. I do think I'll start perusing lists and drooling, though! Do pigs drool? I have heard they don't sweat, which makes the phrase "sweating like a stuck pig" kinda funny.

From a gardener, not a hog "farmer"...
Oct 15, 2010 7:26 AM CST
Name: Charleen
Alford, Florida
Walk in Peace.
But you need the Poo from the farmer's livestock, to feed the plants in your garden.
Oct 15, 2010 8:32 AM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana
Okay folks, need a little help here on seed head/seed IDs.

Here's the first one (I only ended up with two that I'm confused about Big Grin )

Are both these heads from the same plant?
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Which one of these, if any?
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Oct 15, 2010 8:40 AM CST
Name: Sharon
Jamaica Plain, MA
Chelle, those definitely look like rudbeckia heads and seeds, but it's impossible to know which one of your pics. I'd label them as unidentified rudbeckia, or if you have some of each, mix them together and say mixed rudbeckia.

For the 1st time I have agastache, thanks to y'all, but so far have not identified any seeds. Either they haven't formed yet, or I can't identify them. Can someone tell me if they form pods or what the seeds look like? Any info appreciated.
Oct 15, 2010 8:48 AM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana
Thanks Sharon!

That's the way I was leaning also. Just label them unknown.

I don't know about the agastache, I'm still trying to get some into my gardens. No luck yet.


Here's the other one to ID.

Is this a flower? There are what looks to be two different choices of what the heck is the seed here. I've circled each with different color. Any ideas?
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Oct 15, 2010 8:58 AM CST
Name: Kelly
Simpsonville, SC
Chelle, that's a new one to me, interesting though!

Sharon, I just put my agastache seed heads in a bag and shook them up good, and ended up with a ton of seeds. This was a 'Honey bee blue' from Gemini-Sage. Crushed them a bit, and got even more. A regular kitchen sieve worked well to separate them.
Oct 15, 2010 9:08 AM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana
I'm so glad to hear you have tons of agastache seeds! It's really at the top of my "want" list. Big Grin ...although it's only in my head so far.
Oct 15, 2010 9:27 AM CST
Name: Carolyn Madden

Agastache will form little stalks that look almost coblike. The seeds will shake out of these stalks. There are no pods. I can take a picture of mine tonight and post if you would like.

Oct 15, 2010 9:28 AM CST
Name: Charleen
Alford, Florida
Walk in Peace.
I hope some one has the Boneset plant I saw earlier.
It is cloudy looking plant when it blooms from what I have seen in pictures.
Maybe I can plant them in with some iris.
Oct 15, 2010 9:29 AM CST
Name: Sharon
Jamaica Plain, MA
Thanks, Kelly. I guess the seed heads probably haven't formed yet, though I would have expected some by now, as I haven't dead-headed. Or maybe the bees have just preferred other flowers and haven't pollinated them.
Oct 15, 2010 9:31 AM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
Anybody know if this is a flower or a weed. I throw seed out the front door all the time. This came up, and it the only plant of it. I looked all threw my weed books and didn't find a pic, so not sure. It stands about a foot and a half to 2 feet tall.

Don't think the white flowers open, they just do what they doing, they look sorta fuzzy looking and the foliage is very skinny.

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Oct 15, 2010 9:50 AM CST
Name: LeBug 6b
Greenville, In.
Ella that looks like some kind of flower and not a weed but I have no idea what it is never seen anything like that one.

Sharon, if you are going by the plantfiles I've found a lot of seeds that they say are sterile isn't true or was it from another source? My SI iris seeds don't look good this year was going to save some of those but they are all dried up I know it's this darn dry summer we have had the seeds looked good last year and I didn't save them.

Ella you have such a time lol It's so entertaining to read your stories Rolling on the floor laughing I left some seeds out over night on the truck bumper and was just praying the next day when I woke up that was the first thing I thought about, can't get out there before my coffee so was rushing to wake up enough to go out and check on them and thank goodness they were still there! With all of these finches I have I just knew they would think I set up a big dinner or morning brunch just for them Hilarious!

Chelle, get in the middle of that last seed head that you showed I bet the seeds are in the middle. If you find seeds in the middle show us a picture Confused
Oct 15, 2010 9:58 AM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana

I did chop one up. That's where all the loose fluff came from. All I saw was the few "seeds" (?) pictured. I'll try another one.
Oct 15, 2010 10:17 AM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana
Okay, on the second try I can tell what the seed is. There's only one per head, and it's found nestled way down inside the bottom part of the inner fluff.
Here it's the one circled in blue.
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Still don't know what or if it's a flower or not though.
Oct 15, 2010 10:24 AM CST
Name: Sharon
Jamaica Plain, MA
Lea, I know these agastache aren't sterile, because I started them from seed from last year's piggy swap. They were "orange and apricot sprite". I think most of what I got was probably apricot sprite, but I also got a much taller and sturdier one with bright red flowers.
Oct 15, 2010 10:49 AM CST
Name: Christine
Northeast Texas, Zone 7b
Charleen, are you talking about the Tall Boneset? I recall someone showing some. I have some growing & will plan on collecting seeds too.
Chelle, could that flower head be Teasel?

Ella thanks for the extra instructions... I'm sure once the swap starts I'll see how everything works and be able to jump in there! Your flower looks like one I noticed the other day growing here, I didn't plant it so think it might be a wildflower... or something the birds dropped off??

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FAITH over fear!

Oct 15, 2010 10:52 AM CST
Name: SW_Gardener
Ontario, Canada
Zone 6a
Whatever that white flower is, I like it!
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