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Jan 2, 2021 7:10 PM CST
Name: Karen
Colorado (Zone 5b)
Hi Everyone! New Bees and Veterans...
How did you do tonight? Looks like the actual trading went off without a hitch.

Get what you want? What are you excited about? What did you miss?

Share, share, share, how did it go for you?

I myself was a little late to the party, I didn't have anything super critical on my list and found some fun stuff. Most excited about
the double salmon begonia and the pregnant onion seeds. Hurray!
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Jan 2, 2021 7:35 PM CST
Name: Diana
Southeast Missouri (Zone 6a)
Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Enjoys or suffers hot summers Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: Missouri Irises
Canning and food preservation Hibiscus Dog Lover Daylilies Enjoys or suffers cold winters
I got 3 of my 4 top picks. Thumbs up
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Jan 2, 2021 8:11 PM CST
Name: Noelle
NW Oregon (Zone 8a)
I got all six of my five stars...*fist pump*

The favorite so far has been Za'atar, or as garden.org apparently calls it, "Bible Hyssop." (Bible Oregano is more like it, lol.) I've grown this before and it's a favorite herb, just somewhat difficult to keep going here in Oregon as it really hates damp and cold winters. This is the first time I've seen a named cultivar of it.
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Jan 2, 2021 8:13 PM CST
Name: Thea
Illinois (IL) (Zone 5b)
I'm excited about what I got fo far, especially the Arum italicum.

I'm not so excited about missing the Bloodroot, nor about only 'selling' 2 items.
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Jan 2, 2021 8:28 PM CST
Name: Patricia
Goldthwaite, TX (Zone 8a)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Cat Lover Dog Lover Keeps Horses Raises cows
Vegetable Grower Irises Daylilies Roses Hummingbirder I helped plan and beta test the plant database.
I am excited about the basils, blue throatwort, and agastache I got!

I too sold only two items tonight, but in this swap, flowers usually dominate the first day, and veggies go later. Much of my list is veggies. I'm here for the fun and hoping to give much more than I receive and rehome a lot of seeds while they are still viable.
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Jan 2, 2021 9:03 PM CST
(Zone 7a)
I only sold 2 also. Oh well, I'm sure I'll sell more tomorrow. As gor my selections, I got some bleeding heart & chihuahua flower (only because of the name).
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Jan 2, 2021 9:05 PM CST
Name: Renée
Tennessee (Zone 7a)
Butterflies
I'm not sure what has happened. I am 3 hours late on choosing my seeds due to a b'day party, but now I have no (0) tickets. I had already added at least 70 packets of seeds to swap. Has anybody else had a problem? How do I fix this?
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Jan 2, 2021 9:18 PM CST
Name: Thea
Illinois (IL) (Zone 5b)
Ladyreneer said:I'm not sure what has happened. I am 3 hours late on choosing my seeds due to a b'day party, but now I have no (0) tickets. I had already added at least 70 packets of seeds to swap. Has anybody else had a problem? How do I fix this?


Renee, I'm sorry you're having problems. Maybe try posting on the Trading problems thread.
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Jan 2, 2021 10:52 PM CST
Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
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I got several fun and unusual items that I'm excited to try! Hurray!

I'm miffed at myself for a brain/hand miscommunication that made me miss the adorable little Pelargonium endlicherianum. However, I'm very happy to see that it went to a wonderful grower who will probably succeed with it better than me. Green Grin!

I think the trend of flowers going first may be changing. Of the 6 packs that I sold, 4 were edibles and only 2 flowers. I looked through the dibs and saw that a lot of herbs and veggies were sold tonight.

I was also very surprised that my Belize Sage didn't get dibbed. In the past, the less-common Salvia species were usually snagged quickly. Due to illness, I didn't have many Salvias to offer this year anyway. Shrug!
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Jan 2, 2021 10:54 PM CST
California (Zone 9b)
Region: California Heirlooms Enjoys or suffers hot summers
I got all of my top 5 Hurray! super excited! And I sold 3, which is not bad for my first night. Green Grin!
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Jan 2, 2021 11:31 PM CST
Name: Patricia
Goldthwaite, TX (Zone 8a)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Cat Lover Dog Lover Keeps Horses Raises cows
Vegetable Grower Irises Daylilies Roses Hummingbirder I helped plan and beta test the plant database.
@Danita, your Belize Sage is at the top of my list. Just as soon as I get another ticket! Now I have jinxed myself, for sure.
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Jan 2, 2021 11:45 PM CST
Name: Thea
Illinois (IL) (Zone 5b)
I love Salvia but I can't get it to bloom here in zone 5b.
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Jan 3, 2021 5:22 AM CST
Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
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Belize Sage feels more loved now, Patricia. Lovey dubby Hilarious!

Thea, there are around a thousand Salvia species that are native to all sorts of environments, from desert to cloud forest. Which species did you try to grow?
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Jan 3, 2021 5:24 AM CST
Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
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Is anyone offering seeds of something that would make a nice, smallish houseplant? Preferably, it would have nice flowers.

Thanks for ideas! Smiling

Edit: It doesn't have to be a traditional houseplant. It could also be a small annual that would bloom quickly from seed and bloom under lights or in a window sill.
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Jan 3, 2021 6:54 AM CST
Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
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Snagged two of my top four picks and see right here where one of my other top picks went. Smiling I guess I did ok selling 5 items. There's several salvias at the top of my list. I think I had too many 5 stars because I got lost in my mad rush and missed all of them. Hoping for another chance tonight. Hilarious!

See y'all tonight!
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

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Jan 3, 2021 8:30 AM CST
Pennsylvania (Zone 6a)
I got all four of my top picks, so I was very happy! I still have quite a few that I would LOVE to have and hope to sell some of my seed packets to get more tickets tonight Smiling This was fun!
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Jan 3, 2021 9:45 AM CST
Name: Michelle
Cheyenne, WY (Zone 5a)
Salvias
Danita said:Is anyone offering seeds of something that would make a nice, smallish houseplant? Preferably, it would have nice flowers.

Thanks for ideas! Smiling

Edit: It doesn't have to be a traditional houseplant. It could also be a small annual that would bloom quickly from seed and bloom under lights or in a window sill.


A couple ideas:
  • Blue Woodruff Asperula orientalis - I haven't tried doing this.
  • Carpathian Bellflower Campanula carpatica - Some of these were blooming in their pots before I got them planted out last year and the year before.
  • Delphinium tatsiense - These bloomed under lights before spring came one year.
  • Dianthus plumarius - Bloomed the first year. The 'Sweetness' selection @wildflowers shared with me is quite dwarf.
  • Lomelosia japonica - Maybe?
  • Gazania linearis - Another maybe? Long blooming season outdoors.
  • Delosperma cooperi - Might try to move in with your other houseplants, though.
  • Lepechinia hastata - Not small, but I brought a large pot of them in this winter to finish blooming indoors.
  • Verbascum phoeniceum - Hmmm. Maybe?

Some of these are pretty far out there Hilarious!
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Jan 3, 2021 10:14 AM CST
Name: Michelle
Cheyenne, WY (Zone 5a)
Salvias
Oh, and responsive to the actual thread topic, I'm completely over the moon about the beauties from Lisa, Noelle, Alana, Susan and Janine that I was so lucky to nab Lovey dubby Group hug

I have a couple dibs that are burning a hole in my pocket -- and all this talk of salvias nodding
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Jan 3, 2021 11:46 AM CST
Name: Moggs
Lilburn, GA (Zone 7b)
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I got my five top picks! yay!!! Hear Ye, HEAR YE!!! Anyone from IOWA or MASSACHUSETTS???? I was doing my background research on seeds because I want native plants for Georgia and discovered that you have an opportunity to plant a native that is either threatened or endangered in your state. It is an obligate water plant, so marsh conditions or on the edge of a pond. But maybe you know someone who has a pond? Winged Monkey Flower, as a bonus, is also pretty. If you want to look it up at the Johnson website it is Sharp-winged Monkey Flower there.
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Jan 3, 2021 1:25 PM CST
Orlando, FL (Zone 9b)
I "sold" a bit, so was caught by surprise at having extra tickets to spend. I acquired a few nice things, and have motley taste, so my first four were: Purple Lady bok choy (nice for edible landscaping), teasel (in remembrance of the beautiful UK gardens I visited, where herbs are king), callicarpa white (I have purple, it grows well in Central Florida, and I am looking for select shrubs), and honeydew melon (yum.). I had no problems with trading, and everyone (Lisa especially) has been very kind about answering my endless questions.

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