loreleicomal

San Antonio 2018 Spring Plant Swap, April 14

loreleicomal
February 2, 2018

Rogiers Park in Balcones Heights is officially reserved for the Spring Swap on Saturday, April 14, starting at 9 am. Start getting your transplants, cuttings and seeds together!

Comments (190)

  • castro_gardener

    Omar knows I wuv him. :-) But if he gets snarky he won't get the plants I'm holding hostage. HA!

  • LeapingFrogLady Valdez

    I'm not sure what I'm bringing. I just want to see my garden friends and chat some. Looking forward to meeting new ones too.

  • loreleicomal

    Just a few more days before the swap. Want to remind everyone that we need a $1 donation to pay for the park rental. Please do not park in front of people’s driveways and mailboxes!

    Does anyone want water plants? I have water celery, water clover, yellow water iris that I can separate. Weather forecast is chilly Saturday morning, can’t wait to see you all there!

  • Vulture61

    I was born snarky. Those Philippines violets are mine, mine, mine!!

    Nah, is not fear. It's a way to better handle my gardening activities. Even without going to the swap I already have about 50 plants waiting to be planted, plus the extras I need to dig out to give away to friends and neighbors. On top of that, I am also behind on sowing plants that I really want. I already have the seeds, so I have to do it. That means more plants my way. Crazy mess.

    Omar

  • shellshok

    Haha did I meet you Omar at 1 of the swaps last year? Think I got a red hibiscus type plant or something from you?

  • castro_gardener

    But Omar.... WE are your friends and neighbors. We want those extra plants that you need to dig out and give away. We are all like you, a crazy mess of plants and pots and needing more room in our full yards! We want to see you! .....and it's not just the Phil Violets I hold hostage..... I went to Ragna's yesterday ! Guess what she gave me to bring for you ? Some really wonderful things ! I guess I could just trade them for something I want from Darlene or Allison. Hmmmmmm.

  • Vulture61

    Ahggggg, Patty!! You better send everything with Charlotte! :D

    Shellshok, yes we met once and I took several hibiscus moscheutos to the swap that time. I think that was 2-3 years ago.

    Omar


  • castro_gardener

    Omar, you know I will. I certainly don't need any more plants!

  • shellshok

    See time flies & we need more of your plants Omar!

  • gardenlover1

    Allison: Would like to have a rooted cutting of hibiscus 'Cosmic Dancer' if you have one left and if I have anything for you in my list. Adding a white Lilly plat of 1 and half feet tall to my list.

  • Alex (SA-8b)

    Gardenlover1 I messaged you

  • roselee z8b S.W. Texas

    Does anyway have any variegated Japanese knotweed they can share? I used to grow it, but lost it somehow. When you lose a potentially invasive weed you know things are bad! LOL Anyway it looks great trailing out of pots.

    I won't be attending this swap; I'm claiming my "Omar rights" ;-) but if you have it we'll figure something out. I'm planning to make it in the fall.

    As Lorelei mentioned it's gonna' be coolish and windy on Saturday so take your sweaters.

  • castro_gardener

    Is there anyone who is NOT able to come because of weather on Friday afternoon/evening ??? If so, please let us know. It looks like most of the bad weather will be east of Hwy 35, so I hope everyone is in the clear !! Everyone coming Saturday morning, we should be good, just a little coolness! :-)

  • texaspinkpixie

    Ok, the weather may be an issue for me only because I am a nurse and will be bringing my charge with me to the swap. I will know more tomorrow but if I cannot go I've already arranged to have a friend take my swaps up to everyone. It's too late in the week to get time off and i can't in good conscience take her out for a long ride with miserable weather trapping her in the car for hours.

    I'm doing a final inventory (and messages) of trade plants right now so if there is anything I have that anyone wants ...speak now or forever hold your peas :)

  • castro_gardener

    Becca, if you're coming on saturday you should be okay.


  • texaspinkpixie

    That's what I'm hoping for. We are out in Blanco county so it's a good little jaunt to get there and back so she has got to be able to get out of the car while we are there. I'm going to see if I can negotiate the morning off just in case.

    It's been years since I've been out to the swap and I'm really looking forward to visiting with old and meeting new swappers.

    Shellshok - I've got someone to pull apart the tree pile in the morning to see if there is a suitable specimen for your project. The big honkin trees are on the very top and I couldn't even budge them last weekend.

    Also have a good amount of small sized honeycomb rocks if anyone wants any.

  • texaspinkpixie

    Charlotte

    I don't have you down for anything for exchange for your green rose. Is there something I can bring/send for you?

  • Charlotte Green

    texaspinkpixie did you have Egyptian walking onions? I would love some or some honey comb rock. I will bring fresh green rose cuttings too so there should be plenty!

    I haven't had a chance to make a list of what I'm bringing but I'm coming and bringing Margie too!

  • texaspinkpixie

    You've got it :)

  • Alex (SA-8b)

    Can't wait to meet you all tomorrow! :D

  • gardenlover1

    Allison: I sent you my list.

  • LeapingFrogLady Valdez

    Would anyone like some lemon grass for cooking? I can put some in a ziplock. This doesn't include the root.

  • wantonamara Z8 CenTex

    I will miss y'all but I will see you in the fall.

  • Alex (SA-8b)

    A friend of mine asked if I'd go by a nursery and pick up some plants for her to swap tomorrow. What would be good, you think?

  • castro_gardener

    Allison, it's hard to say because everyone has different likes. Some people go to Lowes and get things from the clearance rack. Others bring garden gloves from dollar store or Walmart. Maybe tools, too. Another good idea that we all seem to use is fertilizer! Someone once bought a large bag of osmocote, then divided it into ziploc bags for trades.

  • shellshok

    I will take rocks! & thank you to whoever is going through the wood pile for me! Oh yes i was just about to ask for lemongrass. Mine never makes it through the winters. Im going through messages now. If someone wants something on my list please msg me i may not see it here. Dont forget your Tally hats or Hawaiian shirts tomorrow!!

  • texaspinkpixie

    Shellshok lemongrass and a bucket I rocks are yours...yes no to tree limb above?

  • shellshok

    Yes if i cant use it for a bottle tree then i will stick airplants on it thanks!!

  • Alex (SA-8b)

    We are heading that way now!

  • wantonamara Z8 CenTex

    Your Late! LOL. Say Hi to everyone.

  • mamachile
    Thank y’all plant swap people! Thanks a gazzillion! We had lovely time. Safe trip home.
  • castro_gardener

    Thank you Mike and Mizan for again blessing us with hot coffee and donuts on this windy chilly morning! Thank you all for coming, many from far, far away! Here are pictures of our fun time!

    Early Birds: Clyda, Lorelei(comal), and from DFW area, Darlene
    Charlotte and Matt (sabalmatt)

    Pat (LeapingFrogLady) and Rosie, her cousin.... is that right?

    Mizan (Mamachile) and Kelly, a newbie looking through seeds. Hope you had a good time, Kelly, and you'll be back next time!

    Lorelei and Rosie looking serious

    Yvette, Mike, Mizan, and Kirt. Mike looks like he's telling a fish story! Yvette and Kirt have Picker's Paradise on Fredericksburg Road. You've GOT to check them out! They have a Facebook page where they announce new items coming into the store.

    Charlotte with newbie Linda, who attended with son from Arlington. Hugging is friend Darlene. Thanks for coming, Ladies!

    Tony was here for Becca (TexasPinkPixie) who couldn't be there, but she was so organized, it was easy for Tony to find everyone and make her deliveries. Thank you, Becca, for my box of goodies! I know you'll be busy planting the next few days!

    Darlene and Patty (Castro_Gardener) me.... wearing bling and my wreath with angel wings to honor our beloved Tally who recently passed. We remembered Tally and Fritz during our conversations today and will miss them. Many of us are thankful to have a part of them in our gardens.

    L to R, Linda, Tony, Rochelle (Shellshokd), Charlotte, Darlene, and Sheila.

    loreleicomal thanked castro_gardener
  • castro_gardener

    Yvette with back to camera, flanked by her daughters. Matt taking a break and Kelly still going through all those seeds!
    Rochelle proudly wearing her tribute to Tally..... Barbie Mermaid !! Tally Ho!
    Karen (BlueGirl) showing off her crazy hat and bling for Tally Remembrance Day.
    Pat and Yvette
    Kelly, Sheila, Karen, and Matt
    Charlotte and Rochelle doing some last minute negotiating.

  • mamachile
    Well said Patty, thank you. We miss Tally and Fritz but we surely have them in our garden’s heart. Long live our Fritz’s cereus and Tally’s agave!
  • roselee z8b S.W. Texas

    Patty, thank you for the wonderful report and the great photos of all the beautiful people! I hope to see y'all in the fall.

  • texaspinkpixie

    Wow everybody!!! Thank you so much for the awesome swaps! I couldn't get in the front door for all the goodies piled in front of it. Many apologies for not being able to get there in person... alas I'm a slave to my job until retirement. I know now to request time off rather than count on docile spring weekends in April.

    Is anyone planning on going to festival of flowers citywide plant exchange? I've requested that day off today bc I feel cheated :(

    http://safestivalofflowers.com

  • loreleicomal

    Thank you EVERYONE for all the plants, fellowship, friendship and conversation. All you folks that come from far away, you’re special ! See you in October.

  • darlenegalindo

    I had a great time! Thank you so much for all the wonderful plants. Lorelei, thank you for all the plants and the rock. Patty, you went above and beyond with those bananas. I actually got one planted yesterday at our lake house. Thank you so much! I can't wait until the next one. Oh, and the East Austin Succulents place was AWESOME! It was so hard to pick out things to bring home. I managed though :) I can't wait to go back.

  • LeapingFrogLady Valdez

    Glad to see everyone again. I am enjoying my new plants. Still, haven't planted them. I had plans to do today but have two granddaughters this Monday who are sick. So I'm doing my grandma duty all day. :)

  • lindabuchanan13

    It was so nice to meet everyone and put a face with the names on your posts. Thank you all for the plants. You're welcome to come up here to our Fort Worth swap next Saturday.

  • shellshok

    Thanks so much everyone! My son & were potting fools when we finally made it home. Saturday wiped my energy reserves so ill be back to potting up shortly. Lorelei I forgot my yucca I think it was. Im so sorry. If you come to SA on a weekend let me know &ill meet you. Wont be up your way until next month. Thanks again the rocks made hubby happy so no complaints about plants lol.

  • castro_gardener

    Someone left behind the two large wood chunks that were brought for them. In case you were looking for them when you got home.

  • mamachile
    Hahaha, 2 chunk cedar woods for shellshok.
  • shellshok

    No i have my wood chunks


  • castro_gardener

    You might not have realized that they brought them for you, Rochelle. Hopefully, the next group at the pavilion grabbed them for BBQ !

  • shellshok

    No i have my 2 knarly chunks & my big limb. I went back after i snagged plants that you were carrying for Charlotte.

  • castro_gardener

    I thought I was the last to drive off, but I was on the phone getting news of a death in the family, so maybe I didn't pay attention to you carrying them out. I just remembered being the last to leave the pavilion and they were still there. Let me know if we can meet up later, Rochelle, for the things your hubby hid from you. :-)

  • shellshok

    Ok let me keep looking for them

  • LeapingFrogLady Valdez

    Can't wait to see everyone again. It's been a year. I missed the spring swap due to my son's wedding that day.

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