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May 5, 2019 8:09 PM CST
Name: Susie
Western NY (Zone 4a)
Daylilies Dog Lover Hummingbirder
A few times now I have gotten some tree-mails from people asking me to send them seeds and daylilies for free of course. Got another one this morning. What is that all about? I don't respond, but really? Shrug!
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May 5, 2019 8:14 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: Ukraine Dahlias I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Houseplants Tomato Heads Garden Ideas: Level 1
Plant Identifier Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015
They are best ignored.
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May 5, 2019 8:15 PM CST
Name: Susie
Western NY (Zone 4a)
Daylilies Dog Lover Hummingbirder
That is what I'm thinking, but OMG where is their self respect?
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May 5, 2019 8:18 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: Ukraine Dahlias I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Houseplants Tomato Heads Garden Ideas: Level 1
Plant Identifier Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Absent!

I wouldn't have the nerve to even consider asking anyone for a free plant. Obviously, it doesn't bother those asking.
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May 5, 2019 8:22 PM CST
Name: Susie
Western NY (Zone 4a)
Daylilies Dog Lover Hummingbirder
People are nuts. I was on here for one week, and I get a tree mail asking me for seed....one year ago now. I don't get it. But I am wondering how many others get hit up by these people.
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May 5, 2019 8:41 PM CST
Name: Marcia
Rochester, ny, zone 6 (Zone 6b)
Dog Lover Dragonflies
I have, said I would send a few plants for postage. Seemed weird but thought what the heck found out she had asked others too. Thinking she wants to sell them eventually since only wants named varieties Hilarious!
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May 6, 2019 2:16 PM CST
Name: Vickie
southern Indiana (Zone 6b)
Bee Lover Garden Photography Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: United States of America
Region: Indiana Garden Art Annuals Clematis Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Level 2
I have been treemailed by someone recently also asking for seeds for postage and did not respond. Gardeners are friendly people, but we are not gullible.

What raised a red flag for me was the person said (paraphrasing here) "my income is low and can't order from a company", but went on to say they "had some ordered and can trade in the future." Almost the very same wording in my treemail was included in a post in the irises forum.

I don't know if the person is sincere or not, and if they were, it is sad that they couldn't reach out to a neighborhood gardener to ask for seeds or starts.
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
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May 6, 2019 3:39 PM CST
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Composter Daylilies Garden Photography Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Region: Alabama
If the person asking is a member here and has been active in the forums and contributes with post regularly you get to know some things about them. If any of those people ask about trades or plants for postage, I am happy to respond to them. Maybe I can or maybe I can't, maybe I will or maybe I won't, but I don't get offended if they ask.
I do have to take into consideration how much time and energy I will have to spend on the project, and if I actually have enough of the seeds or plants to share. Often I will be saving the plants for trades (the best way to increase you selection at affordable cost).
I have found that sometimes when people are asking for free seeds or plants they have not given any thought to how much trouble it is to collect and save seeds, and especially how much time, and effort it takes to dig and pack and ship plants.
I have sent plants and seeds to several members here on the forum, and believe me I enjoyed communicating and sharing with them all.
Now if it is just someone who just registered, has not taken the time to let people get to know them. If they have not participated in the forums, have submitted no photos, etc. That is a whole different story.
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May 6, 2019 7:01 PM CST
Name: Vickie
southern Indiana (Zone 6b)
Bee Lover Garden Photography Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: United States of America
Region: Indiana Garden Art Annuals Clematis Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Level 2
The person who treemailed me joined last September, has made 5 posts in 5 different forum and all posts were asking for seeds. No pictures submitted... nothing but those 5 posts.
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
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May 6, 2019 8:53 PM CST
Name: Tim
West Chicago, IL (Zone 5a)
Daylilies Native Plants and Wildflowers Vegetable Grower
Just read my post, and I realize it doesn't say much about my heart or my faith in my fellow man, but we get this skepticism pounded into our heads at work because cyber security is so important to our company.

I don't trust posts like that, even if they are well intended, unless they come from a regular paricipant in the forum. I don't answer those emails, and I certainly wouldn't click on anything. The one I got had a clickable email address. I would never click on that. Last thing you need is ransomware or some other malware from careless clicking.
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May 6, 2019 9:39 PM CST
Name: Marcia
Rochester, ny, zone 6 (Zone 6b)
Dog Lover Dragonflies
@Blue23rose that is the one who asked me or at least whoever used the same quote on my treemail. From FL?
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May 7, 2019 4:16 AM CST
Name: Julie C
Roanoke, VA (Zone 7a)
Daylilies Region: Virginia Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Heucheras Cat Lover Hummingbirder
Clematis Lilies Birds Garden Art Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Yes I got one too from a person in Fl. Cynical, but I didn't respond to the request.
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May 7, 2019 4:56 AM CST
Name: Vickie
southern Indiana (Zone 6b)
Bee Lover Garden Photography Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: United States of America
Region: Indiana Garden Art Annuals Clematis Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Level 2
Yes, FL here too.
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
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May 7, 2019 10:25 AM CST
Name: Susie
Western NY (Zone 4a)
Daylilies Dog Lover Hummingbirder
Mine was from Florida but under a different name. To me, it looks like some kind of scam - trying to get phone number or email addy etc. Just best to ignore them.
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May 7, 2019 10:42 AM CST
Name: shirlee
southeast (Zone 6b)
Daylilies Hybridizer Seed Starter Pollen collector Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Level 1
Butterflies Birds Dragonflies Canning and food preservation Herbs Vegetable Grower
Susie, I thought the same possibility, so I also ignored it.
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May 7, 2019 6:00 PM CST
Name: Karen
New Mexico (Zone 8a)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Region: Ukraine Cactus and Succulents Plant Identifier Plays in the sandbox
Greenhouse Bromeliad Adeniums Morning Glories Avid Green Pages Reviewer Brugmansias
I have gotten them too, but they were asking for different plant seeds. I don't answer unless it is a known member who has been around. I think many register here just to try to get free plants or seeds.
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May 7, 2019 8:15 PM CST
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
Forum moderator Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Plant Identifier Garden Ideas: Level 1
Just curious, is it always the same name?
As Yogi Berra said, “It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future.”
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May 8, 2019 5:12 PM CST
Name: Susie
Western NY (Zone 4a)
Daylilies Dog Lover Hummingbirder
Its been 2 different ones for me.
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May 8, 2019 6:45 PM CST
Name: Dana P
Canton, OH (Zone 6a)
Project Junkie
Daylilies Butterflies Hummingbirder Cat Lover Dog Lover Roses
Region: Ohio Composter Birds Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Level 1 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
I've received one from Florida too. Even though they're relatively new to the NGA, I answered them bc I don't watch a whole lot of forums, and they wanted 32 of my named daylilies! Glare
Blinking That's half of my humble collection! Angry I made an excuse and after sending them convincing replies of my refusal, a couple times, and then needing to get politely blunt with my refusal, they stopped messaging me. Blinking
"The heart is happiest when the head and the hand work together" ~ Jay Leno (I think)
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May 8, 2019 7:05 PM CST
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
Forum moderator Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Plant Identifier Garden Ideas: Level 1
You can see all the posts they have made, do their posts bear any resemblance to their reqests?
As Yogi Berra said, “It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future.”

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