Seed Swaps


25 May 2012
Storms 26°C / 79°F

Did a very bad thing and just had to go to the local nursery. :-) Well the excuse was that I had no success with the short marigold seeds that I planted that were to go into the pots and garden with the tomatoes. I had great success with the tall variety—crackerjack I think—but I really wanted some short ones. Anyway I will take a pic later, of the new Dutch iris that I just couldn’t leave without—‘Lion King. Of course I had to bring home some ’Black Dragon’ coleus—I am a sucker for coleus.
I should also confess to the heuchera ‘Melting Fire’ and ‘Ruby Bells’ and the dwarf Lady’s Mantle and the fiber optic grass ‘Live Wire’’, oh and a salvia—forget the name at the minute, but it is pink…..and it was 20% off….so :-)

This might not sound as bad if I hadn’t been there just a week or so ago and picked up a heuchera "Dale’s Strain and an allium Karataviense ‘Ivory Queen’.. Or if I wasn’t in the process of preparing for our annual swap next Saturday. We have been trading online and I have a list of trades that is bigger than it should be…..but ……I can’t help it…….I NEED more plants……
and BTW….I did pick up those marigolds! :-)



That sounds like a great outing at the nursery! And don’t we all need more plants??

Posted on 25 May 12 (over 3 years ago)

Maybe we need a plantaholics anonymous?

Posted on 26 May 12 (over 3 years ago)

I agree with rainy mountain! But I don’t think I’d join … love the garden too much! :)

Posted on 26 May 12 (over 3 years ago)


Folia Helper

United States5b

They say confession is good for the garden, errrr, soul.
One can never have too many plants!

Posted on 26 May 12 (over 3 years ago)

I’ll back you up…..those plants were screaming for you to take them home. I heard them. “Plantaholics Anonymous”!….is that Folia’s subtitle?

Posted on 26 May 12 (over 3 years ago)
kathN it was a good outing and yes we do! lol!

rainymountain—plantaholics anonymous—-would they make me stop?? :-)
HollyBee I do love my garden
Mamabluestem—that seems to be my thought to! :-)
rosemarieGardener—I am glad you heard them too—then it wasn’t just me! :-)

they have to just sit in their pots in the shade for now. I can give them little drinks, but won’t be able to plant them and give them a good soak with the hose until the water ban is lifted.

Posted on 26 May 12 (over 3 years ago)

There are worse things to be addicted to! Sounds like a wonderful purchase to me!

Posted on 27 May 12 (over 3 years ago)

Yup… just one more plant is all you need…… :)

Posted on 04 Jun 12 (over 3 years ago)

If only it had been ‘just one’ lol!

Posted on 06 Jun 12 (over 3 years ago)

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