Plant Exchange plants I received, perfectly packages and arrived safely!
I am doing the Happy Dance!!! It’s fun to find a box full of plants at your mailbox! Check out the pictures of the beautiful plants I received in my trade~! In case you missed my post last week, Plant Exchange , I was looking to trade Lemon Lime hostas for variegated bearded iris.
Elizabeth commented that she had reblooming German Iris, “Stairway to Heaven” to trade and was interested in the Lemon Lime hosta. We emailed and agreed on the trade, I would send her a bunch of eyes of Lemon Lime hosta and she would send me two bearded iris. Next step for us was to prepare and ship the plants.
The above and below pictures are the plants I received from Elizabeth, are they just beautiful! I am very happy with the trade!! She also included as an extra gift, a Begonia. I got the Begonia planted right away and the iris were planted today.
Thank you so much for trading with me Elizabeth!
Reblooming German Iris, “Stairway to Heaven” and Begonia
I shipped the Lemon Lime hostas (above left) and an extra gift, a good size Japanese Iris!
I also cut the Japanese Iris fans to help the iris survive the shipping. My package arrived at her home today, got an email saying that FedEx delivered the package safely to her today. The plants all made the trip beautifully!! She is going to plant the hosta in a containers and was going to give some thought on where to plant the iris before planting.
We were both very happy with the trade and have already talked about doing another trade. Trading is fun and well worth the effort! 🙂
Now on to proposing another trade! Ok, for my second trade this is what I have;
HAVE: Japanese-Iris-Jin-Yu, Siberian Iris, Agapanthus Stevie Wonder lily of the Nile and Lemon Lime Hosta. The Japanese-Iris-Jin-Yu is a mature plant as well as the Agapanthus and hosta. The Siberian iris are good size but not full grown. If you are interested in trading please leave a comment letting me know and list what you have for trade. Below here are a few plants, seedlings I am looking for but just make me an offer!
Variegated Bearded Iris
Oxblood Lily bulbs
Striped Solomon’s Seal
Lily of the Valley
Pink Paniculata Hydrangea seedling
Japanese Maple seedlings
Walnut Tree seedlings
Agapanthus Stevie Wonder lily of the nile
The Plant Exchange provides a place where you can offer plants, seed, cuttings and bulbs for trade and make requests for what you are seeking. It’s fun, you offer a plant, seed, cuttings, bulbs to trade for free in exchange for plants, seed cuttings or bulbs in return.
If you are interested, in a “Plant Exchange”, you can post a comments on this page include details of what you have to trade and what you are looking for. If someone is interested, they will comment and email you. Be sure that you include your email so that you can email each other and work out the details of the trade and exchange shipping addresses.
Sorry but I can not be responsible for your trades, trading is done at users’ discretion. Michael’s Woodcraft has no control or responsibility over trades arranged here. Keep in mind some traders may let you down, let’s hope that doesn’t happen, please be fair in your trade. Other might send a free gift, an extra plant that they think you would enjoy having in your garden! 🙂
The rain has set in for the weekend here on the mountain, our local forecast shows 100% rain today and tomorrow. Great for the garden 🙂 Enjoy your weekend!
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i hope all the trades do well in their new homes!
thank you Tex, I got my plants all planted and with the rain we have all weekend, they should all do well!! I hope you guys get some rain soon. I was watching the news all about the hot humid weather in your area. I just now thought that yall have the Oxblood Lily in Texas, I would love to trade for some Oxblood lily!!
don’t know that plant! 🙂
I bet you would know it if you saw it, they grow wild in your area around old farms. Here is a link to a post I did sometime ago. They can be red and or pink colors, blooming in the fall. https://michaelswoodcraft.wordpress.com/2013/09/08/oxblood-lily-are-blooming/
Is this a current blog? Im new to the blog world and would love to join the Plant Exchange blog
Yes, I have been away lately due to family illness but will be back soon! Please join!
Here’s hoping the plants thrive, great great idea the plant trade.
Beautiful post, Michael- thank you for the kind words, too. You are too generous. It makes me happy to see the plants arrived in such fine shape! You have a lot to offer- and I have Hellebores seedlings… I also have several other varieties of cane Begonia if you want to expand your collection… WG
Hi Elizabeth, I just realized that you offer to trade!! Sorry I didn’t see your comment yesterday, it must have been when I was getting ready to leave. What are you interested in from my list? I would be interested in the Hellebores seedlings!
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I hope you have plenty of garden space Michael. It sounds like you might need it!
Good evening, I sure hope I find a few takers 🙂 I read your post today, beautiful pictures once again but had to leave to go out. Hope to comment tomorrow, you always find great settings for pictures, love the kayak!
Glad to hear your plant trade is going well!
This trading idea sounds great!
Michael, the Japanese Maple is interesting, and the Crinium lilies. Which cultivar of Maple do you have? Do you have a photo of the parent? Also, which Crinium lilies? I have plenty of Rosalie Figge and Immortality- they need a little dividing. You grow a lot of lilies,which are lovely. I just need to avoid those the deer will enjoy 😉
I think you are looking at the list of things I am looking for! I do have 1 small 6 inch talk Japanese maple, sent you an email.
Sorry for the confusion. That would make sense 😉 I’ve been reading the k. van Bourgondien catalog this week and drooling over the lilies, tulips, and daffodils. I’m still going to work on the iris one day soon and will set some aside for you, and pot up some Hellebores seedlings as we discussed. Will look forward to another trade into the autumn when it is better for the plants to travel. Best wishes, WG