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Name: Alana H
(Zone 7a)
Frogs and Toads Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter I helped beta test the first seed swap Keeper of Poultry Garden Ideas: Level 1
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poisondartfrog
Sep 16, 2017 7:08 AM CST
Swap members, look for the swap's first game in this space Sunday evening, September 17.
Name: Alana H
(Zone 7a)
Frogs and Toads Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter I helped beta test the first seed swap Keeper of Poultry Garden Ideas: Level 1
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poisondartfrog
Sep 17, 2017 5:02 PM CST
Many of our games are won by people willing to dig a little to find answers to questions or fill in the blanks. This time we will try two concurrent games, one for researchers and one for guessers.

One winner will be the first person to accurately name the authors of a list of books with plant references in the titles.
The other winner will be the first person to correctly guess which of those books I have actually read.

You can choose to play in only one game or submit an answer for both, and it is possible that the same person could win both games.

The winner of each game can choose one of these prizes. I can accommodate both winners if they want the same prize:

1. 6 seeds of Diplocyclos palmatus, Marble Vine. I really enjoyed this plant. I have not collected many seeds yet, but I started with just two and it is easy to grow.
Marble Vine (Diplocyclos palmatus)

2. 10 seeds of Cuphea schumannii, freshly collected
Schumann’s Cuphea (Cuphea schumannii)

3. 3 acorns


Game One-Who wrote it?

Murder in the Secret Garden

An Unthymely Death and Other Garden Mysteries

The War of the Flowers

Flowers in the Attic

Where the Red Fern Grows

Black Narcissus


Game Two-Which one have I read?

I might have seen the movie, read reviews, or even discussed some of these books, but I've only read one of them.
Which one?
Name: Kelli
Northern Nevada (Zone 6a)
Morning Glories Organic Gardener
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KelliW
Sep 17, 2017 5:20 PM CST
Ellery Adams
Susan wittig Albert
Tad williams
V.c. Andrews
Wilson rawls
Rumer godden

My guess...flowers in the attic!

I sure hope I was supposed to post this and not PM...lol
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Name: Alana H
(Zone 7a)
Frogs and Toads Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter I helped beta test the first seed swap Keeper of Poultry Garden Ideas: Level 1
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poisondartfrog
Sep 17, 2017 5:30 PM CST
You did it exactly right Kelli!

You won Game One. You can post your choice of prize anytime. It will be added to your return envelope at the end of the swap.

I've seen the movie, but never read Flowers in the Attic, so someone else can make a guess for that one.
Name: Kelli
Northern Nevada (Zone 6a)
Morning Glories Organic Gardener
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KelliW
Sep 17, 2017 5:49 PM CST
Yay fun! I'll go with the cuphea schumannii please :)
Name: Richard
Texas (Zone 7a)
RHarbison
Sep 17, 2017 5:57 PM CST
The War of the Flowers
Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
Moon Gardener Herbs Seed Starter Tomato Heads Vegetable Grower Organic Gardener
Native Plants and Wildflowers Canning and food preservation Keeper of Poultry Hummingbirder Birds Dragonflies
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wildflowers
Sep 17, 2017 6:20 PM CST
I haven't read any of these books but after a little review, I'm going to guess -
An Unthymely Death and Other Garden Mysteries
because that's the one I would probably want to read. Smiling
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

Name: Alana H
(Zone 7a)
Frogs and Toads Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter I helped beta test the first seed swap Keeper of Poultry Garden Ideas: Level 1
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poisondartfrog
Sep 17, 2017 6:33 PM CST
Richard, you guessed it. Name your poison, er, prize.

Wildflowers, that is an intriguing title. Smiling

That game went quickly. Congratulations to the winners!
I'll post another in a few days.

Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
Moon Gardener Herbs Seed Starter Tomato Heads Vegetable Grower Organic Gardener
Native Plants and Wildflowers Canning and food preservation Keeper of Poultry Hummingbirder Birds Dragonflies
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wildflowers
Sep 17, 2017 6:43 PM CST
Congrats winners! Hurray!

That was fast.
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

Name: Richard
Texas (Zone 7a)
RHarbison
Sep 17, 2017 7:09 PM CST
Wow, I actually won! I'll take the Schumann’s Cuphea (Cuphea schumannii). Thanks so much!
Name: Ronnie (Veronica)
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
Dahlias Cut Flowers Zinnias Morning Glories Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Annuals
Bee Lover Dragonflies Butterflies Hummingbirder Birds Bookworm
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luvsgrtdanes
Sep 17, 2017 7:14 PM CST
Congrats winners Hurray!
It happens in a flash, but the memory of it last forever. It can not be borrowed or stolen, and it is of no earthly good until it is given away. So if in your hurry you meet someone who is too weary to smile, leave him one of yours, for no one needs a smile quite as much as he who has none to give...

Name: Alana H
(Zone 7a)
Frogs and Toads Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter I helped beta test the first seed swap Keeper of Poultry Garden Ideas: Level 1
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poisondartfrog
Sep 21, 2017 6:17 PM CST
Good evening....
Anyone signed up for the swap can participate in this simple guessing game. It's still September, but Halloween is my favorite, favorite, favorite time. .
At the end of this post is a photo of a candy dish filled with candy corn. The dish is 1 inch deep and 8 inches wide from leaf tip to leaf tip. Each player can make one guess as to how many pieces of candy are in the dish between now and Monday, November 25 at 5 pm. You cannot duplicate another person's guess so check the thread to make sure your guess is unique. The person who comes closest to the correct number wins.

The winner can choose from these haunting prizes:

Daylily Witch's Brew

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or,
Daylily Grey Witch



or 5 (spooky?) acorns.

If the winner selects a plant prize, I will mail it out immediately. Smiling




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Name: Ronnie (Veronica)
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
Dahlias Cut Flowers Zinnias Morning Glories Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Annuals
Bee Lover Dragonflies Butterflies Hummingbirder Birds Bookworm
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luvsgrtdanes
Sep 21, 2017 6:32 PM CST
119
It happens in a flash, but the memory of it last forever. It can not be borrowed or stolen, and it is of no earthly good until it is given away. So if in your hurry you meet someone who is too weary to smile, leave him one of yours, for no one needs a smile quite as much as he who has none to give...

Name: Michelle
Cheyenne, WY (Zone 5a)
Salvias
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MrsBinWY
Sep 21, 2017 6:37 PM CST
275
Name: David
Lucketts, Va (Zone 7a)
Native Plants and Wildflowers Birds Region: Virginia Herbs Cat Lover Bee Lover
Seed Starter Butterflies Winter Sowing Ferns Region: Mid-Atlantic Hellebores
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greenthumb99
Sep 21, 2017 6:48 PM CST
317
Earth is a galactic insane asylum where the inmates have been left in charge.
Name: Ron
Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
Region: Florida Hummingbirder Butterflies Adeniums Bromeliad Hibiscus
Foliage Fan Plant and/or Seed Trader Xeriscape Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Level 1 Plant Identifier
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rattlebox
Sep 21, 2017 7:28 PM CST
215
[He] decided that if a few quiet beers wouldn't allow him to see things in a different light, then a few more probably would. - Terry Pratchett
Name: Leslie
Chapin, SC (Zone 7b)
Keeps Sheep Daylilies Hybridizer Garden Photography Cat Lover Hummingbirder
Birds Region: South Carolina Plant and/or Seed Trader Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 2 Avid Green Pages Reviewer
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Lalambchop1
Sep 21, 2017 8:36 PM CST
237
Leslie

As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15
Name: Duane
Gresham OR (Zone 8a)
Life began in a garden.
I helped beta test the first seed swap Winter Sowing Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Salvias Hummingbirder
Hostas Cottage Gardener Annuals Echinacea Container Gardener Dahlias
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duane456
Sep 21, 2017 9:18 PM CST
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Name: Kelli
Northern Nevada (Zone 6a)
Morning Glories Organic Gardener
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KelliW
Sep 21, 2017 9:41 PM CST
142!
Name: Audrey
Central Texas (Zone 8a)
Organic Gardener Keeper of Poultry Keeps Horses Butterflies Hummingbirder Photo Contest Winner: 2015
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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Esperanza
Sep 21, 2017 11:08 PM CST
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