Florida Gardening forum: FL/AL Spring Swap April 28, 2012

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Garden Art Bromeliad Amaryllis Container Gardener Ferns Plant and/or Seed Trader
Region: Florida Tropicals
gingerlily
Feb 12, 2012 11:43 AM CST
The date is set! April 28, 2012 in the small community of Lockhart, AL, right beside Florala, AL. We are trying a new location this time, but the fun will be the same or even better if you come join us. This swap has been going on approximately 10 years, so we just can't give up the good time we have getting together to swap plants, exchange ideas, meet new people, lunch together, give away door prizes, and anything else we come up with. Everyone interested come join us, you don't have to have a ton of plants, just come experience the fun with more plant nuts like yourself. We don't swap plant for plant very much, just share what we have and always go home with more than we intend to. There will be some online trading before the swap, so a trade list will be on another thread. But don't despair if it's a last minute decision to come, there are ALWAYS plenty of plants available that day. Let us know here if you will be coming, hope to come, want to come, ask more questions, what ever. Starting time is officially at 10:00 so those travelling a little distance don't have to get up too early, but folks usually start showing up around 8:30 or so, and there's no holding back, trading starts when the first two people get there.

There is a campground at the new location, and one on Lake Jackson in Florala. There are two bed/breakfast (Lake House has new owners and has had some renovation work done). There is a small motel by the lake and surrounding towns have larger motels (Andalusia & Opp, AL; Crestview & Defuniak Springs, FL). If anyone wants more info on these, just ask.
Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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gingin
Feb 13, 2012 4:17 PM CST
Thanks, Pam. First timers might need directions. Will you put a sign where we turn into the campground? You know me...can't find her way out of a wet paper sack Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing

Joyce will probably, I'm sure, come with me again...said she was gonna bring a fishin' pole Hilarious! These are 2 shots of the lake/pond.
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Garden Art Bromeliad Amaryllis Container Gardener Ferns Plant and/or Seed Trader
Region: Florida Tropicals
gingerlily
Feb 14, 2012 8:20 AM CST
Of course I'll put that old sign out I've been using for years.
Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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gingin
Feb 14, 2012 12:19 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Got e-mail from my sister...now she's talking May for her trip to Florida....sooo as long as my jeep is running Glare Joyce and I will be there. Maybe we can talk her DD into comming too. She is riverdolphin (SP?) here.

I know I'll have purple morning glory bush to bring...other stuff? no clue Shrug!
Each cloud has a silver lineing if only you look for it.
Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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gingin
Feb 19, 2012 2:55 PM CST
Hey JT...last fall you got a NOID plumeria from me. I can try to start another if you're interested. Might could do Muang Jack (purple/lavender)...will know better once I can see "the forest for the trees) in my GH. Rolling on the floor laughing I did some red butterfly weed and blue curls, but they haven't sprouted yet. I'm very happy to say that the blue curls I left outside this winter are doing great Smiling Smiling
Each cloud has a silver lineing if only you look for it.
Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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gingin
Feb 19, 2012 3:26 PM CST
Pam....could you jump in with directions please??? I would, but if I did who knows where folks would end up. I'm in the "office" at home now and can find the kitchen from here...don't ask for the store Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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Garden Art Bromeliad Amaryllis Container Gardener Ferns Plant and/or Seed Trader
Region: Florida Tropicals
gingerlily
Feb 22, 2012 9:34 AM CST
It's so easy! The pond and campground are right on highway 55 coming out of Florala, AL going north. The pond is right outside the city limit of Florala, which is where Lockhart begins.
Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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gingin
Feb 26, 2012 2:39 PM CST
looks like I'm hogging this thread Rolling on the floor laughing looked today and the red butterfly weed has sprouted as has at least one blue curls. Does anyone want native wild geranium? It is all over my yard, so it can be invasive, but I like it. Even did a hanging basket of it one year...did great till the hanger broke and Bill got to the clean up before me Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing oh well plenty more in the yard Shrug!
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Garden Art Bromeliad Amaryllis Container Gardener Ferns Plant and/or Seed Trader
Region: Florida Tropicals
gingerlily
Feb 27, 2012 9:18 AM CST
I don't know why gin, but it seems hard to get anyone interested here. Over on the other site they are hot to trot already. Soon as some lists get more definite, I'll ask if I can share them here, or get them to sign up here.
Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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gingin
Feb 27, 2012 4:27 PM CST
Thanks Pam Lovey dubby
Each cloud has a silver lineing if only you look for it.
Name: Carol Habig
Pensacola,Fl (Zone 8a)
carolinfla
Mar 25, 2012 2:46 PM CST
For Ginger and JT and anyone else who wants to join us, here is my swap list so far...

rooted cuttings of salvia madrensis (very large and tall yellow salvia)-Maryann,Kris
rooted cuttings of coral porterweed (hummingbirds were divebombing this all summer)-Kris,Maryann
rooted cuttings of red shrimp plant-Sandy,Kris,Maryann
seedlings of white milkweed-(asclepias iceballet)-Brenda,Maryann
seedlings of pink milkweed (asclepias soulmate)-Kris,Brenda,Maryann
red passi-Kris
small pots of dicliptera suberecta-Sandy,Maryann
giant russian pomegranate cuttings(if they root)-Sandy,Kris
cassia bicapsularis cuttings (if they root)-
chinese parasol tree seedlings-
paradise vine-rooted cuttings-Maryann,Kris
tagetes lemonnii rooted cuttings-
white passi-rooted cuttings-Maryann,Eileen
sinnigia sellovii rooted--Maryann
trailing wedelia-
pink trumpet tree..started from seed last year-
giant milkweed-Eileen
white texas star hibiscus seedlings-
burgundy okra seedlings-Sandy, Brenda
cuban oregano-Kris
variegated mugwort-Kris
bromeliad charm babies-Pam,Brenda
1-nice size african milk bush-Sandy
2-full size african aloe plants-Bruce, Garry
5-african aloe babies-
Datura black currant swirl seedlings-Sandy, Brenda
1-brugmansia Axel Rose
1-brugmansia First Belle
1- brugmansia Pink Perfection
3 -Cryptanthus Black Mystic bromeliads-Bruce
Lester's have list...so far

sedum florida gold-Sandy,Kris
amaryllis seedlings-open pollinated crosses-first year seedlings-Brenda,Mary
red wing mariposa bush seedlings- Sandy, Kris,Carol


Lester's want list-
any fruit trees
any butterfly plants


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MaryandLance
Mar 25, 2012 9:03 PM CST
Would Lester want a Loquat Tree? or did I give him one already?

Firecracker plant...could bring that... hibiscus (various Varieties: Yellow, White wings, Rum Runner, Cosmic Ray, Smiley Face, etc) ... Herbs... rosemary, greek oregano, marjoram... sedums (same 3 I always bring)...I can try cuttings of Mexican Sage (purple flower)...have plenty dwarf ruella...may have a banana...Red Shrimp cuttings...

Cannas
Green leaf - yellow flower
Green leaf - yellow and orange flower
Variegated leaf - orange flower

Maypop passion flower vine, purple jew,
I tried some seeds today... if they "take" I'll have more offerings....

Not sure what else... I wander around the yard and think "Maybe they would like this?" and I'm not sure... LOL so what are folks looking for ?

HUGS
Mary

MaryandLance
Mar 25, 2012 9:05 PM CST
Add Firespike / red and Firespike / hot pink
Name: Brenda B
NE Georgia, Gainesville (Zone 7b)
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5doggies
Mar 26, 2012 11:27 AM CST
Thanks, Pam!

My trade list:

I have----

3 Fish Pepper plants
3 POTS Dicentra Spectabilis- pink or white large Bleeding Heart- will bloom next year.
One pot of Walking (not Wandering) Iris- gorgeous- Sandy says hers survive our winters here.
I pot of Spanish Hyacinth for naturalizing- mixed colors-may be blue, violet or white or a combination- I have one but I can dig more!
Will dig to order nice clumps of Ice Follies daffodils for naturalizing.
1 or 2 Clivia seeds for someone to grow this lovely orange-blossomed plant.
3 pots of red licoris (6 bulbs per pot)
Potted tricyrtis/toadlilies- different varieties
BRUGMANSIAS:
1-Xena
1-Savoy Truffle
1-Rosalla
2-California Adventure
1-Temple Goddess
1-Sam- CAROL
1-Fleming Island Rachel- GORDEN
3-Emerald Frost- varigated- KRIS
3-Salmon Perfektion
1- Pink Perfektion

I will bring extras of several things, so come hunt me up at the RU!

Brenda B
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Name: Brenda B
NE Georgia, Gainesville (Zone 7b)
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5doggies
Mar 26, 2012 11:38 AM CST
Ginger, the lake looks lovely!
Do you have a list? And do you see anything on my list you want?

I will talk to Sandy about posting her list.

Brenda
Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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gingin
Mar 26, 2012 3:09 PM CST
Happy to see some posts here Smiling Smiling Hopefully some new faces will want to join the fun.

I'm very sad to say that I'm probably going to have to pass on this one. Was looking foreward to it as always, but having maxed out the plastic getting my jeep fixed no extra $$. At least I hope it's right this time....runs great so far, but the #$%^&&^%$ check engine light came on again today Angry Glare Grumbling Haven't seen Alex since Thanksgiving so any extra $$ and he has to come first. But who knows...

I know ya'll will have a blast and I'll miss seeing you. Gonna watch this thread...someone please post a picture or three here so I can see. Group hug Group hug
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Name: Brenda B
NE Georgia, Gainesville (Zone 7b)
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5doggies
Mar 27, 2012 11:54 AM CST
Ginger, that is some bad news. So sorry but hope your vehicle is fixed now- keeping my fingers crossed for you. Hope things change and you are able to make it- won't be the same w/o you!

Brenda
Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Plays in the sandbox Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: Gulf Coast Tip Photographer The WITWIT Badge
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gingin
Mar 27, 2012 2:32 PM CST
Thanks Brenda Lovey dubby If it's gonna have more issues it will be "put
out to pasture" until I can figure something out Grumbling
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Name: Gordon
Brooklyn , New York
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GordonHawk
Mar 28, 2012 11:27 AM CST
Gee... If i can only get some work done here between now and then..get the garden out where nature can care for it...and maybe the drip system will be up this year ... and finish some work for others that's begun.. [ note to myself ... get out to do it every day before 1 PM ]
so.. I should have
some
Passiflora temptation x temptation plants... and seeds galore
summer poinsettia's [amaranth ]
maybe some brugs newly rooted
oh some cuban oreagano cousin with dark leaves and blue flowers.. same rampant growth
perhaps others
OH Brenda... if Fleming Island Rachael isn't spoken for I'd love to have it... perhaps I can start something in one of my brugs for you.. what do you like in them...
OH>> I almost forgot.. I can't find that campground listed to call... is it across the raod from where you see the pond.. walking around with Google earth wasn't much of a help in finding it.. likely the time of year it was taken
similar amaranth pictured
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OH.. I'll have lots of cactus if there's any interest in them ... they start looking like this after a few years..double click on it to get the idea of it.. all flowers are on one cactus .. ok... it looks like this just for a few weeks in the summer ..

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Name: Carol Habig
Pensacola,Fl (Zone 8a)
carolinfla
Mar 28, 2012 4:17 PM CST
Hi Gordon,
Reserve me a temptation and some oregano please.
Rolling my eyes.

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