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Nov 7, 2014 10:29 AM CST
|After 30 years here, I've lost my lease and must move. There is no time to deal with garden issues. Because of that, I'm going to make my small fruit collection available to ATP members in the local area that are willing to help by giving new homes. The new owners do not care about these plants.|
I have blueberries, bush cherries, bush plums, currants, gooseberries, cornelian cherries, lingonberries, hardy kiwi (small vines) and a few other things, some in pots and some in the ground.
I have 3 mature purple asparagus plants located beside 2 blueberry plants in the ground. It would be nice if someone came for the asparagus plants and helped by digging the blueberries and sticking them in pots. I have the pots.
Everybody must understand that I lost a family member after a very long illness last month, so some of the potted plants have been neglected this year. Also some of the pots are large....Anything taken from the ground will have to have the soil replaced and smoothed out, so there are no safety issues. You will be required to accept responsibility for that. I will have little or no time to talk to you or help, but don't want to see this investment in time and resources go to waste.
I have a lot of larger nursery pots, gallon and up, also available. I also have pvc hoop houses for free. Two are walk in size, then also row of them about 4' high.
If your zip code is 156**, you are likely close enough to help or participate. Most of what is available are in pots.
T-mail me if interested and for more details. First come, first served, no guarantees.
-Thanks from a very unhappy twitcher (cross posted in edible forum)
Nov 7, 2014 11:37 AM CST
|Twitcher, so very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and hope you find great homes for your fruit plants. |
Sempervivum for Sale
Nov 7, 2014 1:37 PM CST
|I am so sorry to hear this too. Hope you're able to take some of your plants with you. Wish I was close enough to help.|
Cubits Store: The Sempervivum Patch - plants, containers, accessories!
Also stop by Timber Treasures and Garden Buddies on Cubits
Nov 7, 2014 10:47 PM CST
|I also wish I lived close by so I could help. Hopefully they will all find loving homes.|
Twit, what about a local high school horticulture program, or something like that?
Nov 8, 2014 10:10 AM CST
|So sorry to hear of the loss - a family member and now your home and garden. My thoughts are with you thru this difficult time. Lynn's idea is good - or if no ATP members maybe an area garden club or nursery could help? |
Nov 8, 2014 11:39 AM CST
|Great suggestions Patty.|
Nov 9, 2014 7:15 PM CST
|Twitch, I'm sorry to hear of the loss in your family and of these difficult times. Good luck on finding new homes for your plants. Take care.|
Nov 9, 2014 10:47 PM CST
|Thank you all for your kindness. I found a possible place today and will put in an application for it tomorrow...but no place for the plants.|
1 Shipova in the ground
1 10' Aronia likely not movable
2 Hardy kiwi vines var Issai
Autumn Olive in pots
Root cuttings for Maypop if dug up
In ground Cornelian cherry var Pioneer - fruiting size, other varieties as well
An established Apios if we can find the tubers - it escaped its pot last year
wintergreen/teaberry var very berry
White nanking cherry bushes (or hybrid for white genes)
Beach plums that if crossed back to themselves should produce seed for white beach plums (as well as regular beach plums)
I should mention that I've been downsizing a bit for the last couple of years and have moved some of my plants to the family house, so all is not lost.
Nov 10, 2014 1:31 AM CST
|Twit I am relieved to hear that you have been moving plants to the family house. Doubly excited that you might have found a new place. |
Please keep us updated.
What about your sempervivum collection? Has that been moved to the family house? I hope so.
Nov 11, 2014 4:35 PM CST
|Twit, I'm so sorry for your loss. It is terrible to hear. I hope things will work out for you for the better.|
Nov 13, 2014 6:26 AM CST
|Twitcher, I don't know you, but I'm watching this thread with a lot of sympathy. I had to leave a garden after only three years and it was heartwrenching, so I do really hope the Universe catches you with gentle hands and you land in a good and fruitful place.|