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Sunday, February 8, 2009

Seed Swap

I've decided to join Dave over at The Home Garden blog and jump in on a seed swap. This is a great way for gardeners to share their excess with others and to save money; and we all need to do that in this day and time.

Not all, but most of what I have is in its original seed envelopes. When it comes to buying seeds, I have a bad habit of buying more than what I need; however, it does come in handy in times like this. All the seeds I'm offering today are less than a year old, most being only a couple months old. If you see something you like just let me know what you have to offer. You can do it via email or in the comments of this post. My email is alan dot pulley at gmail dot com (it's spelled out to prevent 'spam crawlers' from detecting it). We can exchange mailing addresses via email once a deal is done.

So, here is what I have to offer:

Butterfly Flower (Asclepias Tuberosa), aka butterfly weed - perennial with bright orange blooms and attracts butterflies. Blooms best in second year. I have enough for one offering (15+ seeds).

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Shasta Daisy (Leucanthemum) - perennial with tall stems; white blooms that are 4-5 inches across. Blooms second season. I have enough for two offerings (15+ seeds ea.)

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Cardinal Climber Vine (Ipomea multifida) - annual flowering vine with red tubular flowers and dark green feathery foliage. Great plant for attracting hummingbirds.

CVine

Sunflower, Evening Sun (Helianthus Annus) - 6ft annual; pedals have a velvety feel with red and mahogany shaded flowers. Great flower for attracting birds to the garden. I have enough for two offerings (15+ seeds ea.).

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Black-Eyed Susan Vine (Thunbergia Alata) - Annual vine with orange -yellow flowers with dark center. I have enough for two offerings (12+ seeds ea.).

B-E Susan Vine

Basil, Bush Spicy Globe (Ocimum basilicum) - Annual herb basil that stays in a compact bush form; great for pots. I have enough for one offering (15+ seeds)

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Let me know if you have any questions. For more seeds head on over to Dave's blog to see what he has.

http://thehomegarden.blogspot.com/2009/02/garden-blogger-seed-swap-2009.html

 

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8 comments:

Dave said...

Hey Alan!

Thanks for joining in! I wouldn't mind having a pack of the Shasta daisies if you want to swap with anything I've got.

Alan said...

Sure Dave,
I would be interested in trading for your Thai Basil seed.

Chandramouli S said...

Wow! This sounds so fun and great way to circulating seeds which might go waste with time!

Darla said...

Ohh, I would love some of the Black - Eyed Susan Vine. I have purple coneflowers, celosia, Datura, zinnias, bell peppers, rooster spur hot peppers, sweet basil, cinnamon basil, white hibiscus with the red center and that's all I can think of off of the top of my head, I'll have to check my stash!! rusdar@hotmail.com

Alan said...

Hey Darla,

I would be glad to trade some of my black - eyed susan vine seeds for some of your purple coneflower seeds...
I'll shoot you an email.

Darla said...

You got it man!!

Darla said...

Hi Alan,
Sent you a reply in your email. I mailed your Coneflower Seeds today.

Darla

Willi said...

Ooh! Great idea. I have tons of extra seed, let me look over my stash and I'll see what I have to offer.