Plant and Seed Trading forum: 2020 Chicagoland Annual Plant Swap

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Name: Sen

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jqsen
May 15, 2020 6:36 PM CST
Evanstonnewb

Hope you feel better soon!

Sen
Name: Ellen
Chicagoland, north suburbs (Zone 5b)
oerickson
May 15, 2020 6:40 PM CST
Ok people,
Here is the deal. No socializing. Goes against what we all want and used to. Bummer. Safety first.
Arrive, unload, take what came your way, maybe wait in a car if you still expecting goodies, then leave. Wear mask. Wash your hands.
I will bring small amount of veggies to the swap, in case someone did not contact me or I overlooked your post/wants.
We have successfully shared just about all large tomatoes, still plenty of cherries left. Those varieties I know and grew before, they are good.
Name: Beth
Glenview area
bethtrees
May 15, 2020 11:50 PM CST
Evanstonnewb - I sent you a tree mail. I can drop off plants to your house. Maybe others would be willing to do something similar.
Bethtrees

RolRod
May 16, 2020 10:09 AM CST
LinneaL. Sent you a treemail.
NW Indiana (Zone 6a)
seedrat
May 16, 2020 1:07 PM CST
These are late coming plants, arrange for pickup w Oerickson:

Rolrod yarrow
Michael2r mums etc
SHagy columbine
Dianaezerin several plants

Name: Chris

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Pepperlove
May 16, 2020 2:51 PM CST
Many thanks to all! I should caution those who got my kale or cabbage sprouts that I may have given you one instead of the other. Thought I would be brilliant and discern the difference in leaves without putting markers in each one. Learned I am less brilliant than planned. For those who wanted one of each, I think you did get that. Apologies! Crossing Fingers!
Name: Mone
Chicago *O'Hare/Lake* (Zone 6a)
Plumerias Irises Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Bee Lover Birds Hummingbirder
Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Dragonflies Frogs and Toads Butterflies Hibiscus Amaryllis
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pitimpinai
May 16, 2020 5:51 PM CST
Many thanks indeed to every single one of you who participated in the swap and made this swap a resounding success despite the unusual circumstances. Thank you for your long standing friendship and camaraderie.

Thank you, newcomers. I hope that the event has met your expectations and that you will participate in the event again next year.

Thank you, Ellen and Doug, for your continued support and guidance. You are truly the foundation of this happy spring phenomenon.

And thank YOU for brining me plants! You are awesome!
Until next year, eh?

Happy Gardening!
Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
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tini7777
May 16, 2020 11:14 PM CST
Thank you all that offered me plants. For those that received them from me I hope you like them. G8 meeting everyone again. Till next year stay safe n healthy!

Thank You!
Name: Mone
Chicago *O'Hare/Lake* (Zone 6a)
Plumerias Irises Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Bee Lover Birds Hummingbirder
Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Dragonflies Frogs and Toads Butterflies Hibiscus Amaryllis
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pitimpinai
May 17, 2020 7:34 AM CST
Hey Fellow Gardeners:
With all the plants you have sitting there, I would like to suggest this footwear to you. Rolling on the floor laughing

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All kidding aside, I had to dig out these long boots last week when the short pair did not do the job.

All my 33 rain barrels were completely filled a month ago.
The garden loves all this rain, though.
Sighing! Sighing! Sighing!
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NW Indiana (Zone 6a)
seedrat
May 17, 2020 9:27 AM CST
Thank you everyone! I'm so happy my plants have good homes and we helped fill some new gardens. Or gave some gardeners the delightful dilemma of where to fit a long-desired plant. I got a few I'm super excited about. We achieved this with almost perfect physical distancing!

The people who got sourdough starter from me have an email with info on feeding it and baking with it, check your tree mails.

Name: Lin
NW Chicago suburbs (Zone 5b)
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LinneaL
May 17, 2020 10:38 AM CST
Thanks to everyone for all the wonderful botanical treasures!

Thanks to Ellen, Doug, Mone, Annette, and other talented and resourceful organizers who devised a way to still have our beloved swap and stay safe.

I got a few things planted before the rain and hope to do the rest once it dries out. Stay well this year and take comfort in your gardens.
"There are no gardening mistakes, only experiments."
— Janet Kilburn Phillips
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lgoffen
May 17, 2020 11:57 AM CST
Thank you for the treasures! And to the organizers who made this possible. The garden keeps bringing a sense of hope and now get to watch more of what will bloom.
Stay healthy and safe everyone!
Lgoffen (Lauren)
Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
"Have no patience for bare ground"
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Hazelcrestmikeb
May 18, 2020 8:11 AM CST
For those of you that I promised a Peony Festiva Maxima. All hope is not lost Rolling on the floor laughing due to the rain setback I wasn't able to dig them out. They are better transplanted in the fall anyway. If you would like we can make some arrangements for early fall.
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Have a wonderful year in your garden everyone. Until 2021
robinseeds.com
"Life as short as it is, is amazing, isn't it. MichaelBurton
"Be your best you". "Mikedon" on the LA.

Gonativegardening
May 21, 2020 7:16 PM CST
Hello All, I am coming. Just crazy busy with all the rain.

I dont have much to bring, just the following for now.

Purple Alliums, A. aflatenense purple sensation - 2 big bags full
Rudbeckia horta - Orange Coneflower have 4 good sized plants
Sedum - This a fancy creeping gold/yellow one - bringing a bag full. Very showy.
Various nice (not crappy) terra cotta and ceramic containers, maybe six to 8 in all. Too many.
Old gardening magazines
Variety of packaged seeds
Might have a few hand tools I am bringing too. Still have to check garage.

Looking for tomatoes, basil (particularly boxwood, lemon and thai basil), sweet narrow peppers, eggplant, any of the mints like chocolate, oregano (just one), zucchini squash plants, any type of fancy clematis, purple bearded or 2 tone bearded iris.
Name: Mone
Chicago *O'Hare/Lake* (Zone 6a)
Plumerias Irises Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Bee Lover Birds Hummingbirder
Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Dragonflies Frogs and Toads Butterflies Hibiscus Amaryllis
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pitimpinai
May 22, 2020 5:08 AM CST
Confused
Gonativegardening said:Hello All, I am coming. Just crazy busy with all the rain.

I dont have much to bring, just the following for now.

Purple Alliums, A. aflatenense purple sensation - 2 big bags full
Rudbeckia horta - Orange Coneflower have 4 good sized plants
Sedum - This a fancy creeping gold/yellow one - bringing a bag full. Very showy.
Various nice (not crappy) terra cotta and ceramic containers, maybe six to 8 in all. Too many.
Old gardening magazines
Variety of packaged seeds
Might have a few hand tools I am bringing too. Still have to check garage.

Looking for tomatoes, basil (particularly boxwood, lemon and thai basil), sweet narrow peppers, eggplant, any of the mints like chocolate, oregano (just one), zucchini squash plants, any type of fancy clematis, purple bearded or 2 tone bearded iris.



Confused Confused Confused Thinking

Hi Gonativegardening,

If you are talking about this year plant swap, I am sorry, it's over. We did the exchange last Saturday, May 16. Thank you for planning to attend.
Til next year.
Happy gardening.

Happygardener23
Jun 8, 2020 10:25 AM CST
I hope that you are all enjoying your plants. I wanted to take a moment to thank you all for making the swap and my gardens so beautiful year after year. I think of you all often as I walk through my gardens.

Today I was admiring the gorgeous false indigo and pink cottage roses that I got from Tini777 in the 2017 swap (the rose bloomed today for the first time, and I think that I will soon get first blooms off of the hydrangea you brought me that year as well!) My milkweed from Seedrat is multiplying and is all ready for monarchs this summer. The William Baffin roses from Oerickson and Jqsen are covered in buds. I have beautiful irises from many gardeners; Oerickson's Jack in the Pulpits are thriving next to Pit's Solomon seal; Pit's monarda is popping up everywhere; and my new raised garden beds are home to Oerickson's tomatoes and basil. There is so much more I can't list it all, but all of it is to say that I genuinely appreciate the generosity and beauty that this swap provides year after year, especially in times like this when isolation, distance, and discord are so much at the forefront of our minds.

I look forward to next year's swap (and this year's gardens)!
Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
"Have no patience for bare ground"
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Jun 8, 2020 12:18 PM CST
@Happygardener23 I share the same sentiments.
robinseeds.com
"Life as short as it is, is amazing, isn't it. MichaelBurton
"Be your best you". "Mikedon" on the LA.
Name: Ellen
Chicagoland, north suburbs (Zone 5b)
oerickson
Jun 10, 2020 12:11 PM CST
Just in case someone still in planting mode, I am cleaning my garden.
Water yellow iris, sibirian iris, pulmonaria, green leaved brunnera, some fern, ostrich and ?, bits and pieces of small hostas are available.

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