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Trade for More

By Shelly
September 21, 2011

Trade plants. Plants often need to be divided, and many gardeners could benefit from the divisions you don't need.

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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Sep 20, 2011 6:08 PM CST
I'm always trading plants with my elderly backyard neighbor and her daughter, as well as with my next door neighbor. Even if something doesn't need dividing, my elderly friend and I trade cuttings. I grow a lot of plants in containers and when I get tired of something, one of my neighbors is always happy to take it.
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Name: Margaret
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mcash70
Sep 20, 2011 6:33 PM CST
I think trading is a great idea, I have friends and neighbors that I trade with quite often. Smiling
Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
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Boopaints
Sep 20, 2011 7:23 PM CST
Love trading! One year I planted so many baby spider plants that my garden group called me Spider Woman. Blinking

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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Sep 20, 2011 8:56 PM CST
Boopaints said:One year I planted so many baby spider plants that my garden group called me Spider Woman. Blinking

Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Becky I so love your sense of humor.
I love trading plants, or just plain giving them away.
Name: Jamie R
Zone 5b, WI (Zone 5a)
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JaeRae
Sep 21, 2011 12:45 PM CST
Yep we do that with outdoor plants. Sometimes I will go out the back door and there will be a whole bunch of something sitting in a dish of water from my neighbor to the east. I try to divide and give things back too. Spiders though! Oh Becky, I have so many (hanging at my windows in lieu of draperies that there is never a time that I am not rooting more in the kitchen! I have a spider epidemic here!!!!
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dahtzu
Sep 21, 2011 2:23 PM CST
Until I got here,(ATP) I never thought of trading, I've always given cuttings of anything I have to anyone who wanted it.( Maybe that's why I don't have plants to trade, they are already gone Glare ) Strangers coming to my Yard Sales have admired plants, even my treasured Iris and Daylilies and I shared with them. I really love giving plants.
Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
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Boopaints
Sep 21, 2011 7:16 PM CST
Lynn, I wasn't joking that time....they really did call me Spider Woman. And gave me a certificate too!

Jamie, I have solid green, variegated with the while in the middle and just got one with white down the sides. I planted them in the ground, facing east and even in Phoenix they did well. Now they are all inside or on the balcony!
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Sep 21, 2011 8:02 PM CST
Becky I knew you weren't joking. : ) You just make me laugh and smile.

Faye, I have always done the same with my plants. Then I found I could trade them for plants I would love to have. Wow, it's like finding a gold mine. Thumbs up
Name: Jamie R
Zone 5b, WI (Zone 5a)
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JaeRae
Sep 21, 2011 10:42 PM CST
Problem with trading is that while I make every effort to catalogue (see pix attached) and label, I can't always identify them in future years and lose track of the names so I end up with NOIDs (expensive NOIDs but Noids all the same!) I must get better at this but every year I add more...EGAD!

Becky, my spiders go out for the summer but come back in as the temps change. Here's a pix from a few years ago...but like THIS all winter long...(can't dust or clean windows!).
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Sep 22, 2011 8:50 AM CST
I used to have spiders like that and Creeping Charlie. Loved them all.
Name: Jamie R
Zone 5b, WI (Zone 5a)
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JaeRae
Sep 22, 2011 10:15 AM CST
Oh see, I gave Creeping Charlie resposibilty for the lawn. That keeps him so bizzy that he has no interest in the plants.
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Sep 22, 2011 3:09 PM CST
JaeRae said:Oh see, I gave Creeping Charlie resposibilty for the lawn. That keeps him so bizzy that he has no interest in the plants.

Shrug! ???? Smiling
Name: Jamie R
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JaeRae
Sep 22, 2011 10:50 PM CST
What? Is your Creeping Charlie different than my Creeping Charley? (The one I know is as invasive as the dickens up here!)
Woman on the eastbound train
...........................................Je Suis Désolé.
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Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
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Boopaints
Sep 23, 2011 12:27 AM CST
Jamie, those are some serious spider curtains! Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Jamie R
Zone 5b, WI (Zone 5a)
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JaeRae
Sep 23, 2011 12:54 AM CST
That's only ONE window Becky ...then they all go nuts havin' babies and I take pity on them and have cups of rootings all over the place! Hilarious!
Woman on the eastbound train
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Sep 23, 2011 8:21 AM CST
The Creeping Charlie I had wouldn't survive outdoors in the winter time. Or at least I didn't think it would. Blinking
I just googled it. Crying
Good thing I never put it outside. Thumbs up
Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
finding joy one day at a time!
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Boopaints
Sep 24, 2011 12:02 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Jamie! I'm the same...I can't toss them. I started painting small clay pots and after rooting the baby, planting it in some MG and giving them as hostess gifts etc!
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Name: Jamie R
Zone 5b, WI (Zone 5a)
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JaeRae
Sep 24, 2011 4:22 PM CST
Good idea. I take mine down in the summer and set them on the porch so they can breathe and I can clean the windows better. A couple got waterlogged during heavy rains, I didn't attend to them and so they died (at least down to manageable size) ...and I was NOT SAD!!!!
Woman on the eastbound train
...........................................Je Suis Désolé.
(also a mule lovin', Charley huggin' girl)
Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
finding joy one day at a time!
Charter ATP Member Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Art Purslane Garden Ideas: Master Level
Region: Southwest Gardening Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: United States of America Birds Hummingbirder Container Gardener
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Boopaints
Sep 24, 2011 6:10 PM CST
Jamie, We had a surprise freeze here one winter and I went outside to find blackened spider plants. SW forum friends encouraged me to just cut them back to the soil level. I had nothing to loose. Now they are the prettiest I've ever had!
ALL THINGS PLANTS ~ Garden Art ~ Purslane & Portulaca ~
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Name: Jamie R
Zone 5b, WI (Zone 5a)
save the rainforest & habitat
Charter ATP Member Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies I sent a postcard to Randy! Herbs Region: Wisconsin
Dog Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters Bulbs Irises Roses Lilies
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JaeRae
Sep 24, 2011 6:58 PM CST
Chit! I din't need to know that.
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...........................................Je Suis Désolé.
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