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May 28, 2018 8:51 PM CST
Name: Lin
NW Chicago suburbs (Zone 5b)
Thanks again to Ellen, Mone, Annette, Jasmine, Luvtogarden, and all the stalwarts. I am sorry the heat made so many ill / tired, but I am still glad you were able to come. Evanston felt at least 10 degrees cooler than Buffalo Grove! What a contrast with last year's constant rain. I have been very restless wanting to plant everything, - this is my one week off- but don't want them to suffer, so have only done the ones that will be in shade. Jqsen picked up her plants with much eagerness Saturday afternoon.

Thanks for the tomato list, Annette. I've now ID'd most, and those others might have been brought by someone else. Oddly, I seemed to have chosen mostly cherry tomatoes?! But that's fine, I do like them.

All the botanical treasures are very much appreciated by me, and the 2 friends who are excited to be getting theirs soon.
"There are no gardening mistakes, only experiments."
— Janet Kilburn Phillips
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May 29, 2018 8:47 AM CST

Can anyone ID this plant for me please?

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Thank you so much
May 29, 2018 10:07 AM CST
Name: Lin
NW Chicago suburbs (Zone 5b)
Jasmine said:Can anyone ID this plant for me please?

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Thank you so much

Sanseveria family? Houseplant? Sort of a succulent. Leaves look very crowded together, though. Side view?
"There are no gardening mistakes, only experiments."
— Janet Kilburn Phillips
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May 29, 2018 11:17 AM CST

Linnea, here is another pic. It is a short 6" plant. Yea it is overcrowded and looks like Sanseveria family. On pot is written "indoor". Thank you

May be it is Sansevieria Hahni
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Jun 1, 2018 7:26 PM CST

Seedrat, more Iris blooms.

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Jun 2, 2018 8:29 AM CST

Hi All,

I also wanted to extend my thanks to the organizers and other who volunteered to make this swap a success. I love this swap and feel it is one of the more gracious events and love to feel that everyone is digging up at the same time the week or days before and then envisioning us all planting in the days after. My trunk was full of bounty and I still have a plant or two to get into the ground. I love waiting how the new plants will do and seeing the plants from years past return with glory.

Have a wonderful summer to all.
Jun 17, 2018 6:51 PM CST
Name: Mone
Chicago between O'Hare & Lake (Zone 6a)
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The swap was phenomenal, this year. It seems to get better and better, isn't it? Thanks to all of you and most especially to Ellen and Doug for putting it together year after year. I am still reaping the fruit of your generosity and spirit.

This delightful tiny violet is making me smile:

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Thank you Alayna, for this sweetheart of a violet - a totally new and precious gift for me.
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Jun 17, 2018 7:35 PM CST
Deerfield, IL (Zone 5b)
I'm glad you like violet, Mone! I loved all the spring flowers you have me, and now I'm eagerly waiting to see the lilies bloom!
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Jul 6, 2018 12:00 PM CST

matriarka, thank you so much for Amaryllis (Red Lion). It has blooms right now.

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Aug 2, 2018 8:46 PM CST
Deerfield, IL (Zone 5b)
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Aug 28, 2018 7:35 PM CST
Name: Ellen
Chicagoland, north suburbs (Zone 5b)
Hopefully everyone had great summer!
As always am interested in how tomatoes did for those that grow them. Was interesting summer to grow veggies for me, very challenging weather wise.

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