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Name: Diana
Southeast Missouri (Zone 6a)
Region: Missouri Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover Cat Lover Hibiscus Daylilies
Irises Vegetable Grower Canning and food preservation Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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DraDiana
Feb 9, 2019 9:49 AM CST
Laura,
If you get pictures this year (or have old ones you can post in the database), we would love to see them! (Then you can feed our addictions! Hilarious! )
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover
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iciris
Feb 9, 2019 9:53 AM CST
I agree we must feed the addiction. nodding
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
Name: Anne Peck
Indiana (Zone 5b)
Anne wants more plants
Irises
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queenanne42
Feb 9, 2019 7:50 PM CST
Well, I always let a some plants set a few seeds. Last year I could have collected monarda, lily, columbine and a couple others. I like getting to see what happens when I let the seed spread. I will remember the seed swap when it comes to that time later this year.
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Name: Diana
Southeast Missouri (Zone 6a)
Region: Missouri Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover Cat Lover Hibiscus Daylilies
Irises Vegetable Grower Canning and food preservation Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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DraDiana
Feb 9, 2019 9:24 PM CST
Anne,
I hope you join in! There have been very few lily seed offerings the last couple of years. I think they would be very popular, even wildly popular if you can identify the variety of the parent plant. Thumbs up Monarda's and Columbines would be welcome also.
However, I believe you only have to offer one set of seeds for your initial swap on this site. After that there are minimums for repeat swappers that vary from one swap to another. The one I'm in this week has a 40 variety minimum (Eg. seeds from red zinnias, from white zinnias and from yellow zinnias can be 3 separate varieties.), which is the highest I have seen.
DnD's swap is the largest. The Not From The Seed Rack Seed Swap has the most unusual offerings, and the Red Barn lightening swap does all trading in one night (24 hours, but usually it is 99% done in the first 15-20 minutes!), instead of 6 or 7 days. I did all 3 last Fall, but more sensible people pick one and stick with it. Hilarious!
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Garden Procrastinator Irises Bee Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: California
Cat Lover Deer Bulbs Foliage Fan Annuals Seed Starter
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evelyninthegarden
Feb 9, 2019 9:38 PM CST
DraDiana said:Anne, I hope you join in! I did all 3 last Fall, but more sensible people pick one and stick with it. Hilarious!


Diana ~ Did you get them all planted? I find several packets in my seed box leftover from seed swaps. I never seem to get them all sown. Rolling my eyes.


"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
Name: Diana
Southeast Missouri (Zone 6a)
Region: Missouri Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover Cat Lover Hibiscus Daylilies
Irises Vegetable Grower Canning and food preservation Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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DraDiana
Feb 10, 2019 12:56 AM CST
Evelyn,
I'm just getting started. I'm sorting through to see what I can put outside now to winter sow, and what to start inside, and what to stratify in the refrigerator. Seed packets are spread all over the floor in one room! Hilarious!
This week the planting guide recommends starting onion seed indoors. I have the starter trays dusted off, the onion seeds sitting by them, and the seed starting mix...still out in the garage...
I pulled out some veggie seeds for a friend who squeaks by on disability,
and I'm putting another veggie assortment together for the guy who lives in the tiny falling apart trailer across the road. The seeds will get planted, although not necessarily by me. Last year I gave dozens of tomato and pepper starter plants to a guy who grows a huge garden and shares his produce generously with lots of people. He saved the weirdest heirloom tomatoes and peppers for me, because others were scared to try them! Hilarious! I'll be contacting him to see what he can use this year.
I'll have access to greenhouse space again this year, so no promises to get them ALL sown, but I will be sowing a LOT of seeds. nodding
Name: Lilli
Lundby, Denmark, EU
Irises Roses Bulbs Hellebores Foliage Fan Cottage Gardener
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Seed Starter Winter Sowing Bee Lover Dog Lover Region: Europe
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IrisLilli
Feb 10, 2019 5:12 AM CST
Sharing! Hurray!
Of course I talk to myself; sometimes I need expert advice!
Name: Anne Peck
Indiana (Zone 5b)
Anne wants more plants
Irises
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queenanne42
Feb 10, 2019 10:03 AM CST
I know the varieties of most of my lilies and have no problem sharing the seeds. Packets might only contain 4 or 5 seeds, but I imagine I can get at least 2 or 3 of several. Smiling I try to plant with tags if possible. I will just have to see what grows this year. Sticking tongue out
Name: Diana
Southeast Missouri (Zone 6a)
Region: Missouri Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover Cat Lover Hibiscus Daylilies
Irises Vegetable Grower Canning and food preservation Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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DraDiana
Feb 10, 2019 10:17 AM CST
Sounds great Anne! May your lilies set seeds in abundance this year! Maybe I'll try purposely pollinating some of mine this year - last year they didn't set a single pod on their own.
Name: Anne Peck
Indiana (Zone 5b)
Anne wants more plants
Irises
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queenanne42
Feb 10, 2019 11:49 AM CST
I have a very butterfly friendly garden so they assist me a great deal.
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Garden Procrastinator Irises Bee Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: California
Cat Lover Deer Bulbs Foliage Fan Annuals Seed Starter
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evelyninthegarden
Feb 10, 2019 2:09 PM CST
catanache said:Oh, I'll be around. Probably slip back into lurking at some point. Spring does get busy. I haven't been in any seed exchanges here but did participate in a few way back before GardenWeb became Houz. I'm starting daylilies and calla lilies from seed this year. I've long ago succumbed to the full garden addiction. Whistling Hilarious! Thumbs up


Laura ~ I started my "internet gardening" on GardenWeb in 2006! Before Dave's Garden, then, Dave's, Cubits and now here. It is too bad about GardenWeb, as I enjoyed it so much until it got sold...same with DG. We are so glad you are joining us here. It is more fun with more menbers.

I joined All Things Plants in 2010, and then my membership transferred to here...National Gardening Association. I didn't know that for a while, as I was not that active on the forums, and just recently got onto the Irises Forum. That changed my life. I never knew that there were so many irises, as all I had seen previously were what were in the general garden catalogs. Iris vendors? Never heard of them before! Well, actually, there were Schreiner's and Cooley's. But that's all I knew....

Warning...this site can be habit-forming! Hilarious!
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
Name: Deborah
midstate South Carolina (Zone 8a)
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff!
Charter ATP Member Amaryllis Region: United States of America Tropicals Seed Starter Plumerias
Plant and/or Seed Trader Peonies Lilies Irises Hummingbirder Echinacea
Deebie
Feb 15, 2019 9:56 AM CST
Adding my Welcome! to the iris newbies. Hurray! Hurray! Lots of great advice and enabling/enticements ( oh, I mean encouragements) Whistling here. Thumbs up

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