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Re: (Boston metro area) Plant trading/donating Request

  • Subject: Re: [cg] (Boston metro area) Plant trading/donating Request
  • From: Roberta Hayes roberta@jovi.net
  • Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2003 13:02:54 -0400

Re: [cg] (Boston metro area) Plant trading/donating Request
 

Greetings Community Gardeners,
 
The community garden I volunteer in needs some shade plants.
If you live in the Boston metro area, please read on.

We are trying to find flowering shade plants for one long stretch
of the garden that is near a rock wall.

I have a vehicle and would be willing to also trade perennials
if there are plants gardeners are looking for.  Please let me know
what you are looking for.  Please send directions
to your garden and I can arrange a pick-up / drop-off.

We are hoping to find fragrant flowering plants, part of the reason
being that many of the gardeners and extended families sit on the
little benches placed there.  Some of the gardeners are elderly.

We had a lot of asiatic and other types of lilies, but the
"asiatic lily beetles" have wrecked them, so many have been cut
down, and it is likely most will be composted.

Plants that have been reccomended and/or ones we are looking for:

Hosta (Plantain Lily)  cultivated variety "Aphrodite"
                                 (in bloom now in Boston area!
                                   ---  saw some at Harvard Square H.U. campus...
                                    ---  does anyone on this list work in gardens there??)
Virginia Sweetspire  (spelling?)  -  fragrant shrub
Clethra  --  Summersweet
Viburnum
Honeysuckle (shade tolerant?)
Daphne
Galium -- Sweet Woodruff
 

Plants available for trading as of 8/15/03:

Convallaria --  Lily of the Valley - white flower, 10" tall
Hosta         --  cultivar unknown - dark green foliage ,
                       light purple flowers 40"  tall, just finishing,
Astilbe        --  Chinensis  (just a few), flowers pink, 24" tall
Wisteria      --  (takes more time to get this - but also have seedlings)
                       vigorous vine, fragrant light purple flowers,
Bergamot    --  Bee Balm, purple, lavandar, or red (just a bit)
Vinca Major--  dark green foliage in (shade), great purple flowers,
                       great groundcover
Hemerocallis-- Double Day Lily (orange, with red and yellow throat)  (lots)

Daffodils      -- white, yellow, mixtures, many types...

Also have some "mystery plants" -- great plants but don't know
                                                     what they are - mostly they are flowering
                                                     and they are large -- have lots to trade!
 

THANKS very much,  HAPPY GARDENING,

: )  Roberta Hayes

roberta@jovi.net





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