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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Apr 29, 2014 3:25 PM CST
With Dave's permission I am hosting an Acorn Auction. You will be bidding on a medium flat rate USPS Box. I'll pay the shipping.

You'll be bidding with Acorns.

What you will be getting is as many plants, things like bulbs, rooted cuttings, unrooted cuttings etc. that I can fit in the box. Most of the contents will be a mystery but it will most definitely contain the following:

Amorphophallus konjac
Passiflora x allardii
Colocasia esculenta 'Mojito'
Colocasia esculenta 'Coffee Cups'

The Auction starts NOW and will end Saturday at 5pm.

Every day I will post the highest bid so far, around 5pm.

Bidding starts at 5 Acorns.

To make a bid, T-mail me with the title Auction Bid in the subject line and how many Acorns you bid for the box.

If you would prefer the bidding to be public let me know as we can do that too.
"Don't judge your day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant."

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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Apr 29, 2014 3:33 PM CST
I think it would be fun to have public bidding. What a great idea!
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Apr 29, 2014 3:36 PM CST
Fine with me, lets see how others feel about it.
"Don't judge your day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant."

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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Apr 30, 2014 4:43 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

You could accept bids in tree mail and post to this thread periodic updates on what the currently highest bid is.
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Apr 30, 2014 5:15 AM CST
good compromise!
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Apr 30, 2014 6:26 AM CST
That's essentially what I was planning to do but should I identify the high bidder?
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Apr 30, 2014 6:52 AM CST

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There are pros and cons to identifying the highest bidder. In a real auction, everyone can see whose hand is being raised.
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Apr 30, 2014 6:44 PM CST
Highest bid so far:

50 Acorns by Dutchlady1!
"Don't judge your day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant."

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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
May 2, 2014 3:08 PM CST
New high bid:

60 Acorns - Jon
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Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
May 2, 2014 7:38 PM CST
This is a great idea; I wish you thought of it when I had more than 35 acorns in my 'bank'. I will watch and enjoy cheering everyone on.
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
May 2, 2014 7:52 PM CST
Thanks .. I'm hoping it will do two things, encourage people to participate more with ideas and pictures to get acorns and to get more acorns myself!
"Don't judge your day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant."

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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
May 3, 2014 11:50 AM CST
Since the deadline for the auction is in about 3 hours .. 5pm EDT I'll start posting the bids as they come in:

Highest bid so far:

ShadyGreenThumb bids 80 Acorns
"Don't judge your day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant."

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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
May 3, 2014 1:12 PM CST
Sharon bids 100 Acorns
"Don't judge your day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant."

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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
May 3, 2014 1:49 PM CST
If I weren't downsizing I'd be spending my acorns for sure! Here are some Drooling worthy photo's that will get folks counting their Acorn 's and submitting bids!

Voodoo Lily (Amorphophallus konjac)

Passiflora x allardii: http://www.crosscommonnursery.co.uk/passion-flowers/greenhou...
Currently no info or photo's in the ATP database: http://garden.org/plants/search/text.php?q=Passiflora+x+alla...

Taro (Colocasia esculenta 'Mojito')

Elephant Ear (Colocasia 'Coffee Cups')
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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
May 3, 2014 1:59 PM CST
That's exactly what I'm trying to do .. If I don't get rid of some plants I'm going to have to buy another greenhouse! Jeeze!
"Don't judge your day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant."

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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
May 3, 2014 2:21 PM CST
LOL, I had a very large greenhouse many years ago so I know what you mean. I'm slowly downsizing because I don't have the time to care for so many plants anymore. We travel when my husband is off during the summer and when he retires in two years we will be away even more ... so I've been giving plants to family and friends and trying real hard not to buy more. Green Grin!
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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
May 3, 2014 2:58 PM CST
High bid 200 Acorns by Jon
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Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
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Danita
May 3, 2014 2:59 PM CST
Oh fun idea, Anne!
If I had more acorns I'd definitely be vying for that Colocasia 'Coffee Cups'. I've had my eye on it for years.
Good luck everyone! Big Grin
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
Kindness should be a lifestyle!
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Xeramtheum
May 3, 2014 3:02 PM CST
And the winner is Jon with 200 Acorns!

Thanks to all that participated! I'll have another box up hopefully in the next few weeks!

Congrats Jon! Please send me a T-mail with your address.
"Don't judge your day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant."

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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
May 3, 2014 5:06 PM CST
Hurray! Congratulations Jon!! Thumbs up
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