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Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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DogsNDaylilies
Dec 17, 2015 3:41 PM CST
I debated posting this in here, too, but since I AM offering various types of daylily seeds in the swap I'm hosting, I thought I would post here for anyone interested. Rolling my eyes.

As of this post, I have NOT finished listing the daylily seeds that I intend to offer in the swap, but I am creating a goal for myself to offer a minimum of 5-10 packs of daylily seeds because I harvested far more seeds than I need (read: have room for) in my hybridizing program.

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Pictures of a couple of the parents from seeds I have listed (or plan to have listed soon):

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Name: Becky
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beckygardener
Dec 17, 2015 5:02 PM CST
Libby - Is this a daylily seed swap?
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Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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DogsNDaylilies
Dec 17, 2015 5:50 PM CST
It is not a daylily-specific swap. ALL seeds are welcome. Smiling (It is called "DnD's All Seeds Swap")
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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DogsNDaylilies
Dec 19, 2015 8:56 AM CST
I haven't gone through the seeds yet and unfortunately yesterday and today got a lot busier than I expected because my hubby wanted to go see Star Wars yesterday instead of our original plans to see it on Tuesday. (Don't worry, no spoilers here. Smiling ) which ate up what little 'flex time' I had to get everything done to prep for the holiday and guests. I'll be trying to decide on which daylily seeds I'm going to offer late tonight, if I get a chance; otherwise, it'll have to be later next week sometime. Sad
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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DogsNDaylilies
Dec 19, 2015 3:36 PM CST
beckygardener said:Libby - Is this a daylily seed swap?


It looks like I'm not the only one that will be offering daylily seeds, though! It appears @bxncbx will be offering some, too!
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Dec 19, 2015 4:02 PM CST
In all honesty, about the only seeds I could possibly offer are daylily seeds. (Which is why I asked what kind of seed swap this might be.) But if there are 3 of us already offering seeds, do others want daylily seeds? So I was wondering ..... Confused
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Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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DogsNDaylilies
Dec 19, 2015 8:57 PM CST
beckygardener said:In all honesty, about the only seeds I could possibly offer are daylily seeds. (Which is why I asked what kind of seed swap this might be.) But if there are 3 of us already offering seeds, do others want daylily seeds? So I was wondering ..... Confused


@beckygardener, I might. Honestly, there will probably be tons of seed packets of all different types of plants offered...there should be plenty to go around. As long as you can put together a minimum of 3 seed packs, you're more than welcome to join. I might be interested in your daylily seeds, depending what crosses you have. Smiling I avoid pastels (unless you count near-whites as pastels), but I'm considering seeds from bold-color crosses if I like the parents' attributes. (I like thick scapes, good branching, BIG blooms, and petals with great substance-nice and thick.)
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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DogsNDaylilies
Jan 2, 2016 3:00 PM CST
beckygardener said:In all honesty, about the only seeds I could possibly offer are daylily seeds. (Which is why I asked what kind of seed swap this might be.) But if there are 3 of us already offering seeds, do others want daylily seeds? So I was wondering ..... Confused



Honestly, I wouldn't worry about what you have to offer so much right now because there are already SO MANY varieties available. Come, join, and just have fun! Don't worry if all you have is daylily seeds...who knows, *I* might call dibs on them! I'm looking to add some different genetics into my mix and you just may have what I'm looking for! More importantly for now, YOU will likely find some seeds of some sort (be it flowers, veggies, etc...) that you will love! Lovey dubby
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
Dog Lover Daylilies Organic Gardener Houseplants Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 1
I helped beta test the first seed swap
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DogsNDaylilies
Jan 2, 2016 3:04 PM CST
I've offered 11 packs of daylily seeds in my swap so far and I anticipate adding atleast a few more. It's really tough for me to decide, but I have to trade/sell/etc. some of my seeds out so that I can bring new 'blood' in. Plus, I have TONS of seeds of certain crosses because I really wanted to make sure I had those crosses and so I made many crosses of those particular varieties. That means there are some seeds from crosses that, while they are favorites of mine, I need to let some go because I only have just so much space. Rolling my eyes.
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Jan 2, 2016 5:36 PM CST
I seriously thought about joining your swap, Libby. But .... I realized I already had way too many seeds to grow out. I, too, have limited planting space living on a residential lot. There were some VERY generous folks on the Daylily forum who either crossed some of their own daylilies or purchased seeds on the LA, who decided that they had more seeds than they needed so they generously sent me a few of their left-over seeds. People here have been really kind and generous on ATP. REALLY GENEROUS! I feel like I "owe" a lot of folks because of their generosity! But I am truly appreciative of everything that folks have shared with me. I've gotten some registered daylily plants, too, from folks here. Either for cheap, for postage only, or even had 1 very kind person send me 2 cultivars and she even paid for the postage! That blew me away. So .... my yard is filling up fast!!! In a good way ..... Thumbs up Big Grin

I think my eyes were bigger than my yard when I thought about joining your swap! I wished I had a couple acres to grow plants on! I'd be in garden heaven! And I'd definitely be in on your swap if that were the case! Big Grin
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Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
Dog Lover Daylilies Organic Gardener Houseplants Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 1
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DogsNDaylilies
Jan 2, 2016 5:44 PM CST
You and me both, Becky! Ahh, where is more land when you need it, right? Rolling my eyes. I'm happy to hear that you've had such generous contributors. I know Tiffany (purpleopp) was very generous in what she sent me for postage and I'm loving the plants I got from her!

One of these days I need to sit down and take a look at your plant list because I know I see you in other forums here on ATP other than daylilies...I'm curious what you grow in your yard. Is it primarily daylilies? I know you grow some other things, but I haven't mentally cataloged them. Sometimes I think I have the memory of an 80-year old. Sticking tongue out (But then there are those brief moments of clarity where my memory is sharp as a whip!...I think my husband hates that Hilarious! )
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Jan 2, 2016 6:21 PM CST
I only started growing daylilies (from seed originally) about 5 years ago. My yard is definitely a mish-mash of everything. I actually garden for butterflies and hummingbirds. I grow a lot of host and nectar plants. That is what most of my garden plants are. The daylilies are in their own raised beds (5 beds) or in the front yard border. It's taken me 11 years to get to this point where I can honestly say my yard is now a real wildlife habitat. I host hummingbirds and Painted Buntings in the Winter months. I have bird banders who come out periodically to capture and band the birds in my yard. That is my primary Winter gardening. I grow a lot of nectar plants (for the birds) that bloom in the Winter here in Florida.

I grow a lot of tropicals, too. My newest kick besides daylilies is succulent plants and miniature gardening. I have enjoyed creating several Fairy Gardens. And I am getting into garden art. Mainly signs and quirky things. And of course, there is my vertical herb garden. My yard is very eclectic. My biggest challenge is getting it all to flow together. That seems to elude me. So I create garden rooms. That way, each "room" can be different and doesn't necessarily need to match the other rooms. People come to my yard and are speechless. I think they don't know what to make of it. It scares the heck out of them. But after they've been to my yard several times, they start to actually like it. It is the oddest thing to see. My neighbors think I am crazy! Maybe I am. I just like gardening. I like plants. I love wildlife.

And .... I have a lot of stress in my life, so gardening is my therapy. Which is why I have so many plants in my yard. My family knows to always get me gift cards to my local garden centers or local plant nurseries. I buy orphan plants for dirt cheap. (Like I did today!) So I am often adding something new. My yard is totally bizarre. It really is. There aren't too many "regular" non-gardening people who see it and like it. You have to be a wildlife gardener to really appreciate my yard. I think that is the key. Wildlife gardener with eclectic taste is the best word I can use to describe my yard. Eclectic!!!

So, I bet you are sorry you asked. Whistling Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!
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Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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DogsNDaylilies
Jan 2, 2016 6:36 PM CST
LoL, Becky, I'm not sorry I asked at all! Even if it might be an acquired taste, the important thing is that you're giving people that taste! And, in all honesty, if you love it and it brings about the feathered/winged/etc. garden friends that you enjoy, that's what's most important.

beckygardener said:There aren't too many "regular" non-gardening people who see it and like it.
That made me grin! Big Grin

beckygardener said:I think they don't know what to make of it. It scares the heck out of them.
...so did that Hilarious!


...so what did you buy today for dirt cheap? Inquiring minds want to know!
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Jan 2, 2016 7:05 PM CST
I got an email yesterday about the "Orphan Sale" at a local nursery that I can only afford to buy from when they have their clearance sales. This nursery is something else. It is very much like a botanical garden. Several acres. Ponds, fountains, various paths, butterfly garden, just incredible to visit. I could spend hours there. So it is always a treat when they have the really good sales. It was quite crowded there, but I am glad I went. Got some great plants for amazing prices. I only bought 4 plants, but I am so excited with my purchases:

1 large Firespike plant. The hummers go nuts over the blooms on this plant. BUT ... this one is one of the rarer cultivars that has PINK flowers instead of red flowers. I have been wanting one of these for several years now. They didn't even sell them locally until recently. But the price was too high. I got this overgrown plant for $10. It's worth about $25-$30 because of it's size. They only had 2 and I bought the best looking one!

1 Beauty Berry bush. Been wanting one of these. The birds love the berries in Fall/Winter. It is native to Florida. I don't know why I never got one before. Probably the price. I got it for $5. It even had clumps of berries on it!

Then I bought two plants I'd never seen or heard of before:

1 Dwarf Clusia - It is a succulent. Kind of reminds me of a jade plant but with smaller leaves. This one is beautiful. Perfectly shaped. Got it for $5. It went into a sculptured clay pot that my son brought home from one of the wealthy folks on the beach who didn't want the pot any more. Nothing wrong with the pot, they just wanted to change their landscape and the pot didn't match. Ha! My son sometimes brings home the best containers. Nice containers that I could never afford unless they were at a yard sale for cheap.

1 Bulbine Frutescens (with orange blooms). Another succulent. $1 but I bet because of the large size it was a steal. Overgrown in the pot. Beautiful and perfect for the tipsy pot in front of my house. The tipsy pot has 4 clay pots and the bottom pot plant is on it's last leg. I needed a new plant for that pot. So that is where this clump is going to go. It is perfect for the tipsy pot because it doesn't get real tall.

All have already been planted except the last plant because it got dark before I could get it transplanted. Tomorrow ....

If I had had more $$'s, there were more plants I would have bought. There was a Ming Aralia there that I must have stared at for 15 minutes. But it was more than what I paid for all 4 of the above plants. And that IS a good price because it was large and beautiful and very healthy. I wanted that ming so bad. But wasn't meant to be. In another life .... Whistling Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!
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Name: Dnd
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DogsNDaylilies
Jan 2, 2016 7:17 PM CST
It sounds like you did GREAT! I love beautyberry bushes and seriously considered getting a couple for my garden. If they were edible for humans, I would have. I searched the database for firespike plants because I had no idea what they were. Is this what you got?: Purple Firespike (Thyrsacanthus callistachyus) (I know it says purple, but it was the closest one to pink I could find in the database.) If not--or even if so--you should post pictures in the database when you get a chance!

Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Jan 2, 2016 7:45 PM CST
Yep! That's it! But mine has the rarer pink blooms. I have several of the red bloomers and I also have that lavender purple one in your post link.

Pink Firespike: http://www.anniesmagicgarden.com/product.php?productid=18059 The one on this website is $8 for a small one in a 4" pot! Sheesh! It is not in the ATP database. Probably because it is a rarer Firespike. Might have to add it.

I have several of the Red blooming Firespike (which is what the hummers are fighting over right now): Firespike (Thyrsacanthus tubaeformis)

Here is a photo I just happened to take today of one of my 4 red Firespikes that I have in my yard. This Winter has been so warm that the Firespike are huge and STILL blooming! I usually trim them back, but with all those blooms, I am not about to take the hummer's favorite nectar away from them. They would dive bomb me if I tried! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!

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Beauty Berry : I think this is the one I got. I had no idea there were so many different cultivars and species of Beauty Berry bushes!!!! American Beautyberry (Callicarpa americana)

Dwarf Clusia: Also called "Dwarf Autograph Plant". Dwarf Autograph Plant (Clusia compacta) There is no info in the plant database for this plant. So, I looked further and this I am sure is the one I bought: http://www.south-florida-plant-guide.com/dwarf-clusia.html

Bulbine frutescens: This is not exactly the one I got. Mine is supposed to have orange blooms but couldn't find info on mine: http://bulbinefrutescens.com/images/Bulbine-frutescens--pot-... More info on this plant: http://bulbinefrutescens.com/
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Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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DogsNDaylilies
Jan 2, 2016 8:53 PM CST
(I just realized how much this thread has deviated, LoL! Oh well! "It's my thread and I'll do what I want to, do what I want to...."....now sing that in your head to 'It's my Party', hehehe! Okay, enough joking around now...)

I wouldn't trim back the firespikes yet, either. I know you're not up here in the 'winter void' of the north, but my thought is that anything blooming this time of year is a good thing! (Except dandelions....that actually happened in my yard a week or two ago--crazy!)

I like the name "Dwarf Autograph Plant," it sounds so official! Dwarf Clusia is easier to say, though. If you get some free time, maybe you could add the database info and a couple of pictures and snag yourself some acorns for the next NARR. Rolling my eyes. I don't know about you, but as soon as seed swapping season is over for me, I'm going to be waiting in eager anticipation for the next one!

On the bulbine frutescens in the ATP database, several have an orange color, or atleast an orange-yellow blend. I find it a very attractive color! When you originally mentioned it in your other post, I assumed yours must be the yellow variety since that seemed more common in the photos, so I didn't really say anything; but the orange is so pretty!
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Jan 2, 2016 10:47 PM CST
Well, the jury is still out on what color the blooms are on these new plants. Hopefully the plant labels are correct on the bloom color. The pink Firespike is the only one that actually had blooms on it, so I know it is indeed the pink variety. Otherwise, I would have been hesitant on getting it. I have plenty of the red and one purple bloomer, so only wanted the pink.

This is funny .... I thought this thread was in the seed swapping forum. I just realized by your last post that it was in the Daylily Forum! Oooooops .... Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Yes .... I'd say we are Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay off topic! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
Dog Lover Daylilies Organic Gardener Houseplants Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 1
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DogsNDaylilies
Jan 2, 2016 11:20 PM CST
(I just realized how much this thread has deviated, LoL! Oh well! "It's my thread and I'll do what I want to, do what I want to...."....now sing that in your head to 'It's my Party', hehehe! Okay, enough joking around now...)

I wouldn't trim back the firespikes yet, either. I know you're not up here in the 'winter void' of the north, but my thought is that anything blooming this time of year is a good thing! (Except dandelions....that actually happened in my yard a week or two ago--crazy!)

I like the name "Dwarf Autograph Plant," it sounds so official! Dwarf Clusia is easier to say, though. If you get some free time, maybe you could add the database info and a couple of pictures and snag yourself some acorns for the next NARR. Rolling my eyes. I don't know about you, but as soon as seed swapping season is over for me, I'm going to be waiting in eager anticipation for the next one!

On the bulbine frutescens in the ATP database, several have an orange color, or atleast an orange-yellow blend. I find it a very attractive color! When you originally mentioned it in your other post, I assumed yours must be the yellow variety since that seemed more common in the photos, so I didn't really say anything; but the orange is so pretty!
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Birds Ponds
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beckygardener
Jan 2, 2016 11:23 PM CST
Deja vu ... ??? Recall ....??? Or repeat post ....???

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