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Imagetcs1366
Nov 11, 2010 2:51 PM CST
Name: Terese
Leesburg, FL zone9b
Wisconsin Dells Area, zone4
We came from here.... http://cubits.org/ellasgarden/thread/view/41281/

There is still room in the Swap if anyone wants to join... just post your intention in this thread, and we will add you to the list.

Links to Important Posts:

Rules
Part 1 http://cubits.org/ellasgarden/thread/view_post/434172/
Part 2&3 http://cubits.org/ellasgarden/thread/view_post/434191/

Participants http://cubits.org/ellasgarden/thread/view_post/434298/

Philosophy http://cubits.org/ellasgarden/thread/view_post/434166/

What to send to Ella http://cubits.org/ellasgarden/thread/view_post/434213/

Seed List Database http://cubits.org/ellasgarden/db/hogwildseedswap/browse.php

What is "land-race", by Joseph http://cubits.org/ellasgarden/thread/view_post/471773/

Here's a guide to seed viability: http://www.hillgardens.com/seed_longevity.htm

Foldable Seed Envelopes - great made with wax paper
http://www.carnivorousplants.org/seedbank/Envelope.htm

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Terese -- Leesburg, FL & Lake Delton, Wi
My Email is my userID at hotmail.com

ImageAndi
Nov 11, 2010 3:04 PM CST
Name: aka GardenQuilts
Facebook, NGA
and the beloved Winston the pug
Rosemary and/or lavender may be good choices for desert xeroscaping. My challenge is to not water them too much.
Imagestarlight1153
Nov 11, 2010 3:09 PM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
The regular purple conflower . The species Echinacea is good too. They love dry and are pretty well drought tolerant.

ImageDanita
Nov 11, 2010 3:13 PM CST
Name: Danita
GA Zone 7b/8
I need to catch up on chat but just thought I would share this email that I got from Hazzard's Greenhouse today. Sale is today only (Veteran's Day, 11/11.) I haven't purchased from them before but they have a great Garden Watchdog score. They sell an overwhelming variety of seeds in bigger quantity packets at good prices, just perfect for sharing! Big Grin

"This Special Offer is for 1 Day Only and will end at midnight tonight (Eastern Standard Time)

**You must enter the word Veterans in the place for coupons at the checkout to get 5% off your entire seed order plus Free Shipping!

All Orders Placed Today Will Also Include A Free Surprise Gift.
Click Here to Shop Now

God Bless You!
Joyce Hazzard

Hazzard's Plants & Seeds
email: [email protected]
Fax: 989-546-4344
web: http://www.hazzardsgreenhouse.com "


Yes, I'm enabling! Big Grin
Imagestarlight1153
Nov 11, 2010 3:18 PM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
Danita... You might want to wait. She will be having more sales with better % off ad free shipping later on.
Imagetcs1366
Nov 11, 2010 3:20 PM CST
Name: Terese
Leesburg, FL zone9b
Wisconsin Dells Area, zone4
Joseph, if you are interested in the plain Echinacea purpurea (Eastern purple coneflower or Purple coneflower)

I've got one available.

as for Rosemary... I did not know that was a perennial. I had some for a while, in pots... but dont know what happened to them over the summer. Confused
Terese -- Leesburg, FL & Lake Delton, Wi
My Email is my userID at hotmail.com

Imagestarlight1153
Nov 11, 2010 3:23 PM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
Rosemary is excellent on potatoes. If you take a bit of rosemary, saute it in butter and then pour over your potatoes. Yum. Good stuff. Thumbs up
Imagecritterologist
Nov 11, 2010 3:25 PM CST
Name: Critter (Jill)
MD
I know there will be better sales later, but I couldn't help myself... I added a cool basil ('Oriental Breeze') and a blue petunia to my cart & checked out. I am a sucker for free shipping!
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ImageDanita
Nov 11, 2010 3:35 PM CST
Name: Danita
GA Zone 7b/8
Oh, I can't afford to order anything right now but thought it might be helpful for anyone who was hoping to order something for this swap. 5% isn't much off but free shipping really helps, I think.
ImageMistirose
Nov 11, 2010 3:46 PM CST
Name: Misti
Fate, TX
I be here Hurray!
Imagestarlight1153
Nov 11, 2010 3:51 PM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
I hang out on the Alaska Forum too. Love learning abotu that state and seeing stuff and learning from Ava about how they survive up there basically using foraging skills for everything .

Thought some of you might be interested in seeing this salve she makes from Comprey. It good for so much stuff and cracked hands and feet too.

http://cubits.org/bluegardens/thread/view_post/473928/

Love seeing all them little green tubs. I hoping her or Sharran will post the recipe, now I want to learn to make some.

Critter... Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Imagewildflowers
Nov 11, 2010 4:03 PM CST
Name: Christine
Northeast Texas, Zone 7b
comfrey is good stuff! I looked for seeds forever and couldn't find any! the places that did sell it, said it was hard to germinate and they would charge high $ for just a few seeds! finally a cubit pal sent me some root cuttings. I am so excited to see it come up next spring!!

FAITH over fear!

ImageMistirose
Nov 11, 2010 4:18 PM CST
Name: Misti
Fate, TX
ohh did someone have Comfrey? Big Grin
ImageRickCorey
Nov 11, 2010 5:13 PM CST
Name: Rick Corey
Pacific NorthWet Zone 8a
Thanks Danita:

Resistance is futile.

I'll add more zinnias and salvia to my "HAVE" list tomorrow or so.

Corey
ImageLeBug
Nov 11, 2010 7:21 PM CST
Name: LeBug 6b
Greenville, In.
Ella you were wanting Kelly and I to come over here and give some tips for growing grass I really don't have any tips except keep it from the mice Rolling on the floor laughing They are like voles and will eat the roots. I never plant them in pots except for when they are small but I know they wouldn't make it thru the winter here in pots I've lost a few that way and I have to plant them around the last of August or first of Sept. or they won't make it. Every year I think I'm going to try some in pots with flowers but they are such slow growers I doubt if they would make a statement.

When I first planted mine I only kept them watered for about a month then they were on their own up in the field but they made it alright they sure looked scary this year one that has been slow for some reason maybe field mice didn't look like it was going to make it till fall but thank goodness it did.

Not sure about what seeds will germinate and what seeds will either I've never really tried tog row them from seeds before but from what I have read the Zebra will germinate sometimes. I think I read somewhere a long time ago that most of the miscanthus do reseed but I haven't seen any reseeders here but then they are hard to tell since they just look like a blade of grass until they get a little bigger and everything gets wacked around them with either the lawn mower or weed eater.

I do have one that I have seen it shoot up before I know it's there in several places and that one is the 'Arabesque' which I made note on it when I listed the seeds. Most people want the real variegated ones like me so not a lot of people would probably even look at that one grass it's mostly green with a thin stripe of it says silver but it looks white to me.

If I get a chance next spring I'll try and start some of these and see what happens :) IF I get time lol
Imagecritterologist
Nov 11, 2010 8:07 PM CST
Name: Critter (Jill)
MD
I think one of the "grasses" that has been mentioned is Purple Majesty millet (Pennisitum? something like that)... it does really well as a tall "thriller" element in a container. Try it with petunias... I think I put 'Tidal Wave Silver' with it one year, and it was striking. The birds love the seed heads at the end of the summer (of course, you need to harvest a few seeds for next year also). There are a couple of other varieties now, too, with different colors in the foliage.
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I'm learning to dance in the rain! Thank you, Sally & Chris & Sharon.
Imagetcs1366
Nov 11, 2010 8:30 PM CST
Name: Terese
Leesburg, FL zone9b
Wisconsin Dells Area, zone4
that's good to know Jill. I have some seeds... but no luck in getting any to germinate... Is there a trick to grasses?? I've been striking out.
Terese -- Leesburg, FL & Lake Delton, Wi
My Email is my userID at hotmail.com

ImageRickCorey
Nov 11, 2010 8:49 PM CST
Name: Rick Corey
Pacific NorthWet Zone 8a
I recently saw a red-orange cut dahlia that looked like a pincushion or an explosion: a very open and airy bloom, with tightly curled petals that came to sharp points.

Does anyone have any like that?
Or know a variety name?
Do they come true in seed, or do i need to look for cuttings?
(I would happily grow 20-30 to select 1-2.)

"Cactus" varieties and "incurved" varieties come close, but what I saw was more open and had sharper points.
Some "laciniated" varietes look a little like it.
(If they still have it tomorrow, I'll take a picture.)

These are the closest varieties I've found online so far:

Cactus Dahlia 'Tiki Torch' (closest but more yellow than red)
Dahlia 'Bora Bora'
Straight Cactus Dahlia 'Hollyhill Dark Victory'
Cactus Dahlia 'Gryson's Yellow Spider'
Cactus Dahlia 'Orfeo'
Cactus Dahlia 'Gute Laune'
Cactus Dahlia 'Park Princess'
'Smoots'
Laciniated Dahlia 'My Beverly'

semi-cactuses are more open, which is good, but thier petals aren't as curved or sharp:
Semi Cactus Dahlia 'Miss Rose Fletcher'

Thanks for any suggestions on how to look for seed like the one that took my fancy!

Corey
Imagecritterologist
Nov 11, 2010 9:43 PM CST
Name: Critter (Jill)
MD
Not sure about grasses in general, Terese... I struck out with some commercial 'Bunny Tails' seeds, got a good number of sprouts when I winter sowed 'Northern Sea Oats', only a few sprouts when I winter sowed 'Purple Majesty' millet though (but when I started in inside another time it germinated like gangbusters). Maybe they're just hit & miss?
Circles of Support for Breast Cancer
I'm learning to dance in the rain! Thank you, Sally & Chris & Sharon.
Imagetcs1366
Nov 11, 2010 10:15 PM CST
Name: Terese
Leesburg, FL zone9b
Wisconsin Dells Area, zone4
Maybe I'll try the "southern window" thing for them then.... around Feb?? I have one window in my master bath, where i can hide little pots behind the curtains so Charlie can't get them. He has been known to eat my seedlings....
Terese -- Leesburg, FL & Lake Delton, Wi
My Email is my userID at hotmail.com

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