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May 23, 2015 3:48 PM CST
Name: Lelan (Lee)
Oregon-Willamette Vally-OSU (Zone 7b)
We are Closed to New Participants...

Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
"Hello Everyone!"
"Welcome to the 2015 'Spring Secret Hosta Swap'"!


It is that Time of Year...Time for a Fun and Exciting Hosta Swap...
So that Means it's Time for...the...
2015 - ATP - Spring 'Secret Hosta Swap'!

The 2015 Spring 'Secret Hosta Swap' is Open to...
All 'All Things Plants' Members Residing with an Address in the United States or Canada.
Canadian Subscribing Members are Welcome as Well.
(Just as Long as...
I Get at Least Two(2) Canadian Subscribing Members to Sign-Up for Match-Ups)

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2015 - ATP - Spring 'Secret Hosta Swap' Rules
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If You Wish to Participate in the 2015 Spring 'Secret Hosta Swap'...
You Need to Sign-Up by Saturday, June 6th, 2015 at 11:59 PM.
(Just Before the Stroke of Midnight)
To Participate You Also Must Tree-Mail Me All Your Information Before the Closing Date/Time.

I Will be Tree-Mailing the Name of Your 'Secret Hosta Swap' Participants Name that You Will be Sending Your Hosta(s) to...Monday, June 8th, 2015.

This 'Secret Hosta Swap' is for Sending...
...at Least One(1) Named Hosta Plant.
(You are Allowed to Send More if you Choose but...You Must Send at Least One(1) Healthy, Disease Free, Named Variety of Hosta, with at Least One(1) Eye and Sufficient Roots for Planting).

There has been Much Discussion Here and Other Forum Sites on HVX and Foliar Nematodes. If You are Suspicious of Any Hostas You Have...Please Do Not Share those in Question with Your Fellow Hosta Friends. Please Only Send a Hosta(s) that You Would be Happy to Receive and Plant in Your Garden.

All 'Secret Hosta Swap' Packages Must be Mailed/Sent out by Wednesday, June 17th, 2015.
If there is Any Problems Getting Your Package Shipped Out on Time...
Please Tree-Mail Me so I can Contact Your Secret Hosta Swap Mail Recipient/Partner.
This 'Secret Hosta Swap' is Set-Up so that No One Knows Who is Mailing to Who.

All Secret Hosta Swap Packages Must be Mailed by USPS Priority Mail, FedEx, or UPS with a Delivery Confirmation(DC) or Tracking Number.
Once You Have Mailed Your Package...Please Tree-Mail Me with Your DC or Tracking Number.
This Will be Used to Track the Package if there is Any Problems with the Delivery.
All Package Delivery Services Include Delivery Confirmation(Tracking Numbers with Their Shipping.

Please Remember to Send Me that D-Mail with Your Information for Mailing...So You May Participate in this Spring 'Secret Hosta Swap'.
Make Your Tree-Mail Subject Line...'Secret Hosta Swap' and Include the Following Information:

Your Full Name (First and Last).
Your Full Mailing Address (Including Zip Code)
Your All Things Plants 'Screen Name/User's Name'.
Your Personal E-Mail Address.


I Will Tree-Mail You with a 'Confirmation Tree-Mail' that You are a Participant of the 2015 Spring 'Secret Hosta Swap'.
I Will also be Posting Below the Participant's 'Screen Names' as They Sign-Up. If Your Name Does Not Show Up on the List Below...Please Tree-Mail Me to Get this Corrected.

A Very Important Sideline Note...
Hosta Secret Swaps are Always a lot of Fun and We Can Avoid Disappointment by Making Sure that those who Sign-Up for this Secret Hosta Swap are Committed to Following through and Mailing out their Packages on Time.
Please...Do Not Sign-Up if You Can Not Complete Your Obligation.

NOW...Everyone...If You Wish...
Post or Link Your List of Hosta(s) that You Have Currently in Your Garden Below When You Post to Participate. 'Wish Lists' May be Added to Your Post Below Also.
(This Does Not Mean that Your Trader Has to Send You a Hosta(s) from Your 'Wish List'. It is Just a Guideline so People Will Know what Hosta(s) You Have Currently in Your Garden and what Hosta(s) You May be Looking for.
Any Hosta(s) that are Sent...are Totally Up to the Individual Who is Sending.
This 'Hosta Secret Swap' is as All 'Secret Swaps' are...For Fun!

So Let's All Have a Good Time!
If You Have Any Questions or Concerns...Just Tree-Mail Me.

Lelan.

Following are Links from the HostaLibrary.org.:
(A Wonderful Source and a Wealth of Information)

Simple Instructions for Dividing Hosta.
http://hostalibrary.org/misc/d...

Simple Instructions for Shipping Hosta:
http://hostalibrary.org/misc/s...

Hosta Virus X - (HVX )
http://www.hostalibrary.org/fi...

Another Very Good Source with Visuals for:
Digging-Dividing and Shipping Hosta.
http://www.pbase.com/weed30/di...



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2015 Spring - ATP - 'Secret Hosta Swap' Participant Listing
SENT and RECEIVED.

(This is a Chart of What the Standings Currently are.)

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'Pandora' (OH)- Hosta Box Sent- 6/15
6/19 ~Hosta Box Received from Profesora/Gerry in IN.


'Profesora' (IN)- Hosta Box Sent- 6/17
6/19 ~Hosta Box Received from ssgardener/Terri in MD.


'Rose1656' (IL)- Hosta Box Sent- 6/19
6/24 ~Hosta Box Received from ZZTOPSOIL/Lelan in OR


'ssgardener' (MD)- Hosta Box Sent- 6/17
6/23 ~Hosta Box Received from Rose1656/Rose in IL.


'ZZTOPSOIL' (OR)- Hosta Box Sent- 6/22
6/17~Hosta Box Received from Pandora/Mary in Ohio.





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May 23, 2015 4:05 PM CST
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
Echinacea Hibiscus Dahlias Clematis Charter ATP Member Region: Illinois
Garden Photography Heucheras Hummingbirder Hostas Garden Art Birds
Yep! I'm in! Hurray!
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May 23, 2015 9:08 PM CST
OH (Zone 5a)
Hostas
Hurray! Me too ! I'm in. Thank you ZZ. I miss these at the other place and was going to try to track you down.

5/27 I added a list to my Info Page, in case it helps. http://garden.org/lists/view/P...
I'm trying to set it up as a category, but that's not working yet.
5/27 Sent my Tmail to ZZ.
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May 24, 2015 3:40 PM CST
Name: Gerry Donahue
Pleasant Lake, IN (Zone 5b)
Hostas Garden Ideas: Master Level
I like this idea.
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May 26, 2015 8:26 PM CST
Name: Lelan (Lee)
Oregon-Willamette Vally-OSU (Zone 7b)
Glad Everyone is Happy Hostaholics.
If You Want to Participate.
Send Me Your Information.

Lelan.
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May 29, 2015 5:33 PM CST
Name: Lelan (Lee)
Oregon-Willamette Vally-OSU (Zone 7b)
I am Going Out with My Fork and Shovel and...
Dig-Up Some Participants for this Swap.
A Lot of People are Having Bad Weather at this Time.
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Jun 1, 2015 8:23 PM CST
Name: Lelan (Lee)
Oregon-Willamette Vally-OSU (Zone 7b)
Hurray!
Thank You Everyone for Signing-Up.
We Still Have Until Saturday so...
Don't Worry More Will Follow. Thumbs up
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Jun 6, 2015 2:24 PM CST
Silver Spring, MD (Zone 7a)
Butterflies Bulbs Container Gardener Hummingbirder Region: Mid-Atlantic Sedums
Vegetable Grower
I just signed up, with only a few hours to spare. Thumbs up

I love yellows and blues, and also thick-leaved and textured hostas.
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Jun 8, 2015 3:40 PM CST
Name: Lelan (Lee)
Oregon-Willamette Vally-OSU (Zone 7b)
Small Group Group hug but...a Good Group Thumbs up

I'm Going Over Lists and Names Now.
I Will Send Out Names Tomorrow.
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Jun 9, 2015 5:00 PM CST
Name: Lelan (Lee)
Oregon-Willamette Vally-OSU (Zone 7b)
Names are ALL Sent. Sighing!
Have Fun and Don't Stress.
It's All for Fun!


Lelan.
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Jun 9, 2015 5:14 PM CST
Silver Spring, MD (Zone 7a)
Butterflies Bulbs Container Gardener Hummingbirder Region: Mid-Atlantic Sedums
Vegetable Grower
Thank you so much for organizing this! Thank You!
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Jun 15, 2015 10:46 AM CST
OH (Zone 5a)
Hostas
My package is mailed! Hurray!

No stress at all .... Well maybe a little. ..... well maybe a lot! *Blush* (mostly the packing)
But not now, this is the fun part. Rolling on the floor laughing

Can't wait to hear what everyone receives and see some pics. I am bad at pictures because I don't really enjoy taking them, but love to see them.
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Jun 15, 2015 12:03 PM CST
Silver Spring, MD (Zone 7a)
Butterflies Bulbs Container Gardener Hummingbirder Region: Mid-Atlantic Sedums
Vegetable Grower
I'm really concerned about the weather. It's been >90 degrees everyday for the last several days. It's suppose to be slightly cooler towards the end of the week so I'm going to wait until Wednesday to mail out the package.
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Jun 15, 2015 1:14 PM CST
OH (Zone 5a)
Hostas
We've had pouring rain here for days. Deep Woods Off and still had a dozen mosquitos on each arm. To whomever, if one got in the box, have a bazooka ready. They are as big as dragon flys. nodding )
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Jun 15, 2015 7:40 PM CST
Name: Lelan (Lee)
Oregon-Willamette Vally-OSU (Zone 7b)
OK...Our First Box is on it's Way Hurray!
Mary Wins...."First to Ship"! Hurray!
Remember try to Hit the Mailing Deadline Wednesday June 17th.
I Know the Weather is NOT Cooperating. Thumbs down
There Will be Exceptions.
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Jun 16, 2015 5:59 AM CST
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
Echinacea Hibiscus Dahlias Clematis Charter ATP Member Region: Illinois
Garden Photography Heucheras Hummingbirder Hostas Garden Art Birds
CRAP!!! Since I retired I've lost track of time! I thought I had another week to get mine mailed! Pretty sure I'm going to need to be one of the exceptions! Sorry, but I'll make it worth the wait, I promise.
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Jun 18, 2015 4:33 PM CST
Name: Lelan (Lee)
Oregon-Willamette Vally-OSU (Zone 7b)
No Problem Rose...My Box May Not Get Out Until Monday.

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Oh Boy Oh Boy Oh Boy!
I Got a Beautiful Box Today From Mary(Pandora)

She Sent Me...a Box of Gold Hurray!
These are Big Hostas!

Paul's Glory.
Waving Wuffles.

and...
King Tut.

These are Real Beauties!
All are Soaking Just Waiting to be Potted Up.
You are a True Hostaholic"!

Thank You! so Much Mary!
I Love Them!
Lelan.

(Going to Try to Get a Picture Over the Weekend of Them).
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Jun 18, 2015 4:47 PM CST
Silver Spring, MD (Zone 7a)
Butterflies Bulbs Container Gardener Hummingbirder Region: Mid-Atlantic Sedums
Vegetable Grower
That's wonderful, ZZ! Hurray!

This was my very first time packing and shipping plants. I hope they survive the trip unharmed!
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Jun 18, 2015 7:25 PM CST
OH (Zone 5a)
Hostas
ZZ,
I'm so glad you are happy. I had to do some searching to find a list for you that was current. You didn't have these listed.

A favorite combo in my garden is Paul's Glory, Hadspen Blue, and King Tut. I'll post a picture. You already had Hadspen.

Green Grin!
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Jun 19, 2015 9:54 AM CST
OH (Zone 5a)
Hostas
Here is a picture of Paul's Glory, Hadspen Blue, and King Tut


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