: ) seeds you have, and seeds you want...

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  1. lorax

    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    You wouldn't happen to have seed from the Cranberries, would you? If you had that, I'd trade Red Guava and Ecuadorean cultivars for Dwarf Limes and Mandarins for them.
     
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    Don't you have to flood cranberries, or is that just for easy harvesting commercially?

    HBL, google told me snapdragons are very pretty - what colors do you have?
     
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    The snapdragone I have are from a mix, so they're all different colors.

    : )
     
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    Oh, they are lovely ShearMe. I had at least four to five plants last year, dunno where they are now but they did'nt show this year.

    Seeing this image has made me yearn for some more summer so I can buy some.

    http://images.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://static.howstuffworks.com/gif/rd/snapdragons-in-garden-design0.jpg&imgrefurl=http://homeideas.howstuffworks.com/garden-design-ideas/snapdragons-in-garden-design.htm&usg=__NUnq6TYbJS657mQbDQdU17bIBzk=&h=300&w=300&sz=22&hl=en&start=12&um=1&tbnid=ktOC6WDEweqwFM:&tbnh=116&tbnw=116&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dsnap%2Bdragons%2Bplants%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN%26um%3D1
     
  5. PennyG

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    I sent you a PM Dwarf Fruit Guy.
     
  6. ShearMe

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    Yes HBL I read you have mixed colors, but do you have all the colors? If so, what are all the colors? lol :)

    Yes Penny, they seem great. I want to put some in front of the house to add lots of color.
     
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    I bet that will be really pretty too.
     
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    Ooooh and mixed in with coneflowers and virginia bunch and marsh milkweed and tons of other pretties.
     
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    That does sound pretty.....gonna have to Google a couple of the ones you mentioned, never heard of them.
     
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    ShearMe:

    My snapdragon magic carpet mix has shades of pink, purple, white, red and yellow.

    : )
     
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    Ooooo I think those would go nicely up against the trees in the front. I'll have to find you something to trade for. :)
     
  12. The Hollyberry Lady

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    I think you mean you'll plant them next year, right Zac? It's a bit late to grow from seed for outdoor plants, don't you think? The seeds will still be viable for next season too, so not to worry.

    Storing seeds at the bottom of the fridge will keep them fresh for a number of years. Most of my seeds are extremely fresh however, so you would never be getting old seeds from me. Though I can't guarantee seeds that came from trades, so I usually will specify when I send them.

    My snapdragon seeds are brand new, freshly bought within 6 months, so you will have success. I will mail some off to ya, but maybe we should wait and see if there's anything else you want first.

    You may have told me, but I forgot - did you get the Goji berry seeds? I wasn't sure...

    : )
     
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    Interesting plant Hollyberry,

    It used to be named 'The Chinese Wolfberry' and...The Matrimony Vine, The Chinese Boxthorn, The Red Medlar and even The Duke Of Argyll’s Tea Tree.

    We have it growing in our hedgerows.

    now gurls and boys don't get greedy...hahahaaha
     
  14. The Hollyberry Lady

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    I am told there are 2 different kinds of so-called Goji berry shrubs. One, called 'lycium barbarum' is the true authentic Goji berry. The other shrub, although closely related, and still containing many nutrients, is inferior to Goji and is called 'wolfberry'. The plants are often confused as being the same, when in fact they are not.

    The berries from lycium barbarum plants are said to be the most nutrient dense food on the planet! I wholeheartedly believe the stories of people living to be very old, from eating the berries. Apparently, our bodies have the potential to live to be 130 years old, but with all the junk, and trash we put into ourselves everyday, we are dying far younger than we are built to.

    Here are pics, Katalina, of a real true authentic Goji berry plant (Lycium barbarum), so you can compare the leaves to your own, and be sure they're the real deal.

    I would just love to see pics of your shrubs, too...

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    It truely sounds like a wonder berry Sherry.
     
  16. The Hollyberry Lady

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    It truly is, Penny, and the shrubs are perennial! I will add it to the list of seeds I will mail to you in the Fall. I didn't think of them so I forgot to offer them this time - sorry.

    I couldn't send you any purple cayenne seeds until I get more fruits, so I can mail the Goji seeds with them also, if you'd like. The plant will not produce berries, when grown from seed, until the 2nd or third season, so you gotta be patient. The shrubs are most productive and yield the biggest crops of berries after the 4th and 5th year.

    : )
     
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    Thanks, thats no problem Sherry, a couple of the pepper seeds that you wanted, will have to wait as well, but i snuck some extra's into your envelope for you.
     
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    Thanks, Penny - me too! I think you will be happy.

    Thanks for the information, Katalina.

    : )
     
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    I got some new Beans in the mail today that i am so tempted to sow now, but dunno if its too late for here.
     
  21. The Hollyberry Lady

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    It might be too late, because some beans put on their crop late in the season. Grow one anyway, and see.

    If nothing else, you'll get to enjoy a lovely thriving vine for a few months.

    : )
     
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    No, I have not gotten the goji seeds yet, did you mail them?

    Of course I mean next season, but nothing wrong with getting the seeds early to start them on time, right?
     
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    I mailed them long ago - you gotta get them soon!

    : O
     
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    That's not good...
     
  25. The Hollyberry Lady

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    In the history of my mailing seeds for nearly 7 years - they have always made it to the person, every single time. They could just be late. I mailed them on July 19th, so it hasn't been that long, I guess.

    They'll be there...

     
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