Monday, November 03, 2008

It's Bloomin' Tuesday!


Today my post for Bloomin' Tuesday is a little different. We are having a seed swap for those that would like to participate. We still want the normal BT posts if you don't have any seeds to offer. I am offering free seeds of the blooms that I am showing, others might be interested in swapping. All you need to do is send me an e-mail (address listed in my profile) telling me which seeds you would like and your address. These will be offered on a first come first serve basis but I'm hopeful that I will have enough for everyone.

First, I have seeds for this blue balloon flower. Please keep in mind that they grow about 5 feet tall and bloom late summer.

I have a small amount of money plant seeds but they grow well so you shouldn't need many.

This is the plant in flower. They bloom in early spring and spread rapidly.

I keep this moon flower in a pot and store it in the basement for the winter. It is a perennial in warm climates. These bloom in the evening and will keep going as long as you remove the spent blooms. The seed pods are circular and very prickly! I have 2 pods and they are usually full of seeds.

There are perennial sweet peas. There are annuals also. Mine are all this pink color and once they get established they grow and climb wonderfully.

Last, but certainly not least, I have lots of double hollyhock seeds. As you can see by the picture, I have pink, red, and a soft peach (behind the pink). I also had some white. I have no idea which color the seeds are but will mix them up well so hopefully you will get some for each.

If this goes well I will be better about saving seeds from now on. Remember, you don't need to give me anything in return so don't be afraid to ask!
If you would like to swap seeds or show what is or has been bloomin' where you are planted, just add your name and permalink to Mr Linky. Don't forget to add a link to this post to your post.


Grammy said...

Hi Jean, I posted my last bloom, :{I am already planning for next year garden. I can not wait. We had a couple of 70 degree days. And it is nice to get a bit of warm weather this time of year. One year we had Thanksgiving dinner on the deck of our old home. That would be great if we could do it here.
Have a great week.

Dee said...

I am sure you will find lots of swappers- I am hoping for some seeds from my Hibiscus this year, but still waiting on everything else. All of the pictures are beautiful but I love the moonflower- gorgeous! I can't wait till my little balloon flower grows tall like yours!

Anonymous said...

Hi Jean, what a lovely way to share bits of your garden with others. I haven't harvested any seed this year yet. My post should be up soon with a few late blooming surprises. :)

Sweetie said...

Hi Jean, I don't have any seeds to swap this year but will be prepared next year. The lovely posts on Bloomin' Tuesday are providing me with ideas for the spring. The money plant is particularly interesting.

Deb said...

Hello Jean
No more blooms in my garden to post ... thank you so much for hosting Bloomin' Tuesday, I have really enjoyed it! Starting today, Tuesday posts will be Trash to Treasure Tuesdays for me:-) a new challenge! I hope Bloomin' Tuesdays starts again in the Spring!

Darla said...

Oh you will be getting an email from me. Are you going to try to keep this meme going through the winter? I hope so.

Wendy said...

Loved all your flowers. Would like to swap, but I think in my climate it wouldn't work. Great idea, though.
I don't have any blooms, so I posted a bouquet of flowers sitting on my kitchen table, moss growing on a rock and around a tree and mostly just fallen leaves. Well, they're not blooming or even growing, but that's what's in my year.
Happy Bloomin' Tuesday!

playsdolls said...

Hi Jean
Your flowers are beautiful,I would love to swap seed with you.Your Purple cone flowers and holly hocks are wonderful.It is nice to see such wonderful gardens.

Deb said...

Hi Jean...I am a week late reading this! Ack!! We have been away because of a death in the family and am catching up on Bloglines. I would definitely like some of your seeds esp. the balloon flower, money plant, and double hollyhocks. We have some seeds to swap and would be glad to send you some. Let me know if I'm too late asking.