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Imagetcs1366
Nov 14, 2010 9:41 PM CST
Name: Terese
Leesburg, FL zone9b
Wisconsin Dells Area, zone4
We came from here.... http://cubits.org/ellasgarden/thread/view/41664/

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

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Imagetcs1366
Nov 14, 2010 9:43 PM CST
Name: Terese
Leesburg, FL zone9b
Wisconsin Dells Area, zone4
Hey Lea... your Silver Sage is NOT the same as Lambs Ear, right??

I know I planted some silver sage in my flower bed, and i look over at my neighbors lambs ear [they are in a shared flower bed we have] and they look so similar.. .and i do not want that lambs ear... it just grows everywhere.
Terese -- Leesburg, FL & Lake Delton, Wi
My Email is my userID at hotmail.com

ImageMistirose
Nov 14, 2010 9:47 PM CST
Name: Misti
Fate, TX
I be here Hurray!
Imagebeyondthelimit
Nov 14, 2010 9:49 PM CST
Name: MARY
Pennsylvania Zone 6b
Question

Does anyone here use shredded oak leaves for mulch?
Imagetcs1366
Nov 14, 2010 9:53 PM CST
Name: Terese
Leesburg, FL zone9b
Wisconsin Dells Area, zone4
Sorry -- I dont have any leaves... so nope for me.
Terese -- Leesburg, FL & Lake Delton, Wi
My Email is my userID at hotmail.com

Imagecritterologist
Nov 14, 2010 9:54 PM CST
Name: Critter (Jill)
MD
Does anybody have a few seeds for Spanish Sage, Salvia lavandulifolia (aka Salvia hispanica)?

I would love love love to find that one! Somebody posted about it a while back on the DG Herb Forum, and it went on my Wish List.
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Imagetcs1366
Nov 14, 2010 10:15 PM CST
Name: Terese
Leesburg, FL zone9b
Wisconsin Dells Area, zone4
OK.. can't take it any longer... off to bed. the Steelers are probably gonna lose anyways... i'm just struggling to stay awake.
Terese -- Leesburg, FL & Lake Delton, Wi
My Email is my userID at hotmail.com

ImageDanita
Nov 14, 2010 10:16 PM CST
Name: Danita
GA Zone 7b/8
Critter, this may sound kinda funny but I can pick a bunch of Salvia hispanica seeds out of a pack of "Chia Goodness" breakfast cereal for you. I threw some of the seeds in water this spring out of curiosity and they sprouted. You'd probably want to give them an H2O2 bath before sowing to wash of the apple-cinnamon flavor though. The rest of the cereal is stale, but the seeds are still viable so I haven't had the heart to throw it out! How ridiculous is that! Hilarious!

ImageDanita
Nov 14, 2010 10:23 PM CST
Name: Danita
GA Zone 7b/8
Okay, just checked and Salvia lavandulifolia and Salvia hispanica are not the same thing. DG Plantfiles has that wrong. Salvia lavandulifolia is much prettier.
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ImageKLStuart
Nov 15, 2010 6:26 AM CST
Name: Kelly
Simpsonville, SC
Someone asked on the last thread about oak leaves. I used a layer of oak leaves in my lasagna beds that I made last fall. Planted right into the lasagna mess with a few perennials last fall, and completely planted the bed this spring. Everything grew like crazy, no problems.
Imagemjsponies
Nov 15, 2010 6:33 AM CST
Name: mj
Deleon Springs, Fl
We rake the Oak leaves right into the beds,and I mix them into my compost piles. They do break down better if you mow over them and chip them up tho.
Imagetcs1366
Nov 15, 2010 7:02 AM CST
Name: Terese
Leesburg, FL zone9b
Wisconsin Dells Area, zone4
that's good to know about the Oak leaves... i had always heard they were not good for composting as they don't break down quick enough.
Terese -- Leesburg, FL & Lake Delton, Wi
My Email is my userID at hotmail.com

Imagebeyondthelimit
Nov 15, 2010 7:32 AM CST
Name: MARY
Pennsylvania Zone 6b
For the past 2 years, I have been applying a heavy (6 + inches) to my flower beds. I have noticed that it is rare to have weeds in these beds. I did experience this past growing season having to yank hundreds of oak seedlings for some time from those beds.

Last fall we had a bumper crop of acorns. Oak seedlings were popping up in the lawn ... took care of them by mowing.

I learned that oak leaves are high in tannic acid which inhibits seed germination. So now I know why I did not discover volunteer plants in my flower beds.

Sure wish the oak leaves would have inhibited the germination of acorns.
ImageKLStuart
Nov 15, 2010 7:56 AM CST
Name: Kelly
Simpsonville, SC
Yes, if anyone knows how to keep acorns from germinating, they could make a fortune! I've got a ton of them... and genius that I am, my lasagna bed is right under a huge pin oak. Paying DD and friends to collect acorns for me!
Imagemjsponies
Nov 15, 2010 7:59 AM CST
Name: mj
Deleon Springs, Fl
Just added this
Purple Bell Vine -Rhodochiton atrosanguineum (Trade from Winter 09/10) 1 pk. of 10 sds

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ImageDanita
Nov 15, 2010 8:25 AM CST
Name: Danita
GA Zone 7b/8
Oh goodness, don't get me started on acorns! We have a fabulous old oak right at the front door that has acorns the size of ping-pong balls and this fall was a bumper crop. I'm pretty sure they were out to get me. First of all, it sounded like we are being bombed when they hit the roof. They like to wait until you are trying to leave or enter the house and then take the opportunity to hurl themselves at top speed towards your head. If the wind starts to blow, you better RUN, not walk. In addition, they like to funnel down the sidewalk and make a big "acorn pit" at the base of the porch stairs. When you are forced to step into the acorn pit when leaving the house, they each roll a different direction and so do your feet. I had a bunch of potted plants under the tree during the summer and had to do an emergency evacuation because those acorns were beating everything to death and even breaking the pots. The assault has finally ended and the acorns of death failed in their mission to do away with me, but now I'll have to deal with a million seedlings. I think I might enjoy chopping their heads off in revenge. Angry Big Grin

MJ, how did the Rhodochiton perform for you in the heat?
I just got some of these in a trade. They are so adorable in pics.
Imagemjsponies
Nov 15, 2010 9:08 AM CST
Name: mj
Deleon Springs, Fl
Danita, Purple Bell will handle the heat ok as long as you keep it in shade. And NEVER foliar feed it, at least not with Orchid food, other half did by accident when spraying the Orchids, and burnt one pretty bad Crying
ImageDanita
Nov 15, 2010 9:26 AM CST
Name: Danita
GA Zone 7b/8
Ahhh, good to know MJ. Thanks! Smiling
Imagetcs1366
Nov 15, 2010 11:32 AM CST
Name: Terese
Leesburg, FL zone9b
Wisconsin Dells Area, zone4
heading out to Market Day... have to stock up on meat... we have NONE in the house. plus have to get my turkey breast and ham for the holidays.

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

Imagestarlight1153
Nov 15, 2010 12:07 PM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
MJ.. Your Bell Vine is really pretty : )

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