Perennial Swap

perennialswap_lgThe meaning of neighborly get-togethers! Trade snippings, seedlings and rootings. It’s fun and saves you money for varieties you’ve wanted.

Here’s how the Calloway’s and Cornelius Perennial Swap works:

Step 1: Post what you have and what you want in the blog below.  If you have extra bulbs, roots or divided perennials list them to share. If you’re looking for something specific, post it in the blog.

Step 2: Browse the Perennial Swap blog and create your shopping list.  If you don’t find what you’re looking for, post a note to inquire if someone has what you want. Invite your friends, neighbors and family members to join in the fun. The more gardeners who come the more plants to trade.

Chat with Fort Worth/Stonegate Perennial Swap Participants
Chat with Plano/Preston Road Perennial Swap Participants
Chat with Houston Perennial Swap Participants

Step 3: Come to the Perennial Swap and meet up to exchange and trade.  Agree to meet at the swap and exchange plants. Arrive at the swap, get a free bottle of water and start shopping.  Visit and trade plants.

Perennial Swap events take place at the following stores and locations:

Saturday, April 3, 9 am - 11 am 
2651 S. Hulen St., Fort Worth, Texas 76109 817-923-9979
1000 Preston Rd., Plano, Texas 75093 972-964-3084
2233 S. Voss Rd., Houston, Texas 77057 - 713-292-0898

Step 4: Take your new plants home, plant them up, enjoy them and SAVE money!   Make new friends, swap plants and advice. Mark your calendars for this fun, friendly and economical gardening gathering. Below you will find comments and discussion on the completed Spring Perennial Swap event.

Use the links below to chat with Spring 2010 Perennial Swap participants!

Chat with Fort Worth/Stonegate Perennial Swap Participants
Chat with Plano/Preston Road Perennial Swap Participants
Chat with Houston Perennial Swap Participants

Posts from 2009 Exchanges

Fall 2009 Perennial Swap Chats - Comments are closed but feel free to browse.
2009 Plano, Preston Rd. Perennial Swap Participants
2009 Hurst Perennial Swap Participants
2009 Houston, Dairy Ashford Perennial Swap Participants

Below: Spring 2009 Perennial Swap Chats - Comments are closed but feel free to browse.

Comments (485)

Margo SchmidtMarch 5th, 2009 at 2:13 pm

Would anyone be interested in a healthy 30″+ live oak, potted?

Simon Reply:

You don’t happen to still have that healthy oak, do you?

Simon Reply:

Nevermind. A buddy of mine said he has one that he can give me. Thanks.

Shelly Reply:

I would absolutely love it if it is still available. Which location will you be at?

Sherri Reply:

Do you still have that oak? I need an oak for the front of my house which is on the west.

Kim AndrewsMarch 6th, 2009 at 11:04 am

Yes!!! Please contact me at If you are looking for a plant, let me know what it is. I started some rose cuttings last fall.

Pat PapeMarch 6th, 2009 at 9:20 pm

I have some nice aloe vera plants. Live in Flower Mound area. (margo … got another oak??) Pat

PujaMarch 10th, 2009 at 4:17 pm

Indian Curry Plant, I have many different sizes available. Please contact me if interested, pujagogri@

Lora Reply:

I would love some of the Indian curry plant. Which swap will you be at?

rema Reply:

i would love some.
which swap will u be at??

Christi Reply:

I would like some too….Which site will you be coming to????

Molly Reply:

I would like to some Indian curry plant. Which swap location will you be at?

Sudha Reply:

If you are at Lewisville, I would really like a Curry plant- thanks

ETan Reply:

I would like some too, please. Will you be at the Lewisville location?

amanda Reply:

yes id like a plant too where will you be , amanda

MichelleMarch 11th, 2009 at 9:13 pm

I have clippings I can bring from the following plants: geraniums red, elephant ears, aloe vera ~~ I would like to get some clippings of some climbing roses, or some jasmine, really of any fragrant evergreen//

I will be at the event at South Arlington: Calloway’s - 4940 S. Cooper, Arlington, TX 76017. 817-465-2838, Saturday, April 4, Noon to 2 p.m. at

Kara Reply:

I would love elephant ears, I have White Star Jasmine I can clip some for you

William Coberly Reply:

Kara, I would really like a cutting from your White Star Jasmine if you have one to spare. Hope to see you Saturday!

Cheryl Reply:

I would love some of your geraniums and elephant ears. I have pink lemonade honeysuckle cuttings that smells wonderful along with drawing hummingbirds . I also have many other plants to share, but nothing that’s evergreen and fragrant, both. I’ll be at the South Arlington location on the 4th.

Lillian Reply:

I have some Carolina Jessamine and prostrate/trailing rosemary. I’ll also be at the S. Arlington location.

TerriHalo Reply:

Hello there. I ‘ve 2 roses.
FIRST: a lovely fragrant yellow (although not a climber the parent plant has grown up over 7 feet -eves of my home.
SECOND: Also DO have a Don Juan red climber. this rose is vibrant when blooms. I’ve one stringer that’s growing from base now. and has buds about to bloom? I’d hate to cut her at this point unless REALLY wants.

TerriHalo Reply:


krithikaMarch 12th, 2009 at 10:14 am

DFW (North Dallas)

Have : Passiflora Edulis.
Want : Nyctanthes Arbor-Tristis or Jasminum Grandiflorum or Jasminum Officinale

Please contact me if interested

SarahMarch 12th, 2009 at 11:48 am

Looking forward to the swap!

Simon Reply:

Me too!

KaraMarch 13th, 2009 at 4:02 pm

I have Aloe Vera, Cypress Vine seeds (which attract hummingbirds), Red Cannas, and Blue Mist Flower ~ Michelle - I would love Elephant Ears, Puja - I would love your Indian Curry Plant, and anything fun to grow.

I will be at the event at South Arlington: Calloway’s - 4940 S. Cooper, Arlington, TX 76017. 817-465-2838, Saturday, April 4, Noon to 2 p.m.

Peg Flack Reply:

Peg Flack - would like Blue Mist Flower. I will be at the S. Arlington swap.

Lillian Reply:

I would like to try Blue Mist Flower or some Cypress Vine seeds. I’ll be bringing prostate rosemary, purple coneflowers, Carolina Jasmine, and some Milk & Wine Lilies (Crinum). Hope to see you at the South Arlington store.

DawnMarch 13th, 2009 at 7:28 pm


Not sure I can make it to the swap yet but if I can I have many different varieties of Hoya. Any one out there looking to trade hoya or other flowers or vines.


Marsha L. Reply:

Hi Dawn
I am interested in any and all hoyas. I have the following to swap: cuttings of duranta - sweet memory, jade, asparagus fern, shrimp plant.

DougMarch 18th, 2009 at 1:04 pm


I have nothing but mud to swap. I am seeking any TX Native perennial that is drought resistant. I have a whole front yard that I’m converting from grass to as close to Xeriscape as I can get. Any offerings will be accepted graciously. I hope to repay the favor with pay-it-forward after I can get something growing.

Sonjia Reply:

what location you coming to doug?

Lillian Reply:

I have some purple coneflower at the South Cooper store April 4th to get you started in your TX native pursuit.

Liesl Reply:

I am in the same situation, Doug. Take heart!

lee Reply:

You need to purchase “salvia greggie” for your hot, sun-torchered garden area. We planted a garden in full sun three years ago and the salvia greggie I have to say are the best, most care free, dependable, true pereniall than anything else weve planted. I dont think Ive had one die yet. Additionally, youll love the fact that they dont like much water. Once established, watering once/week (if that) is plenty.

They come in a wide assortment of colors (we have: white, red, pink, coral, dark purple, and light purple. I believe they also have a yellow out now which Ive only seen available a few times. Make sure its the “salvia greggie” species you buy as there are plenty of other salvias that dont hold up. The plant is green year round and in bloom throughout most of the year. About every other year the plant needs trimmed back as it gets a bit woody and “leggy”. This plant grows amazing fast. A true winner that really can take “full TEXAS sun” We love it!

Amber StatesMarch 18th, 2009 at 1:21 pm

I have lots of yellow cannas that grow 48″ plus and a few red cannas that grow 36.” I may also have some orange “Oklahoma” that grow to 48″ plus.

Shelly Reply:

Which location will you be at?

LYN Reply:

What location will you be at? I would like some orange Oklahoma

Lorili Reply:

Amber, I would love a few orange Oklahoma Cannas. I am a single mother and just found this new little home with a great yard but very bare. Cant wait to establish my roots. Any plants at all will make my day!

Ros Leighton Reply:

Amber - will you be at the Lewisville location - 12 - 2:00 ? Would love some yellow cannas please. Ros

Sherri Reply:

I would love yellow cannas. I have orange day lilies - where will you be?

Debbie Moss Reply:

I’m going to Lewisville. I have orange cannas (48″) and iris.
I would love some plants with purple flowers, hostas, elephant ears.

PattiMarch 18th, 2009 at 2:19 pm

I will be at the Lewisville location and am looking forward to the swap. I am starting almost from scratch and am looking for plants that will do well in the shade. I do have some John Fanick Phlox and Datura - seeds.

Nelda Reply:

Can’t help you with actual plants right now, but don’t overlook Wandering Jew in your shade garden. In both purple and variegated varieties, this stuff takes off and propagates extremely quickly and well, seems to love the heat if watered decently, good in poor soil, and the purple is really pretty against all other green plants and has a tiny purple flower itself. I used to get it to come back each year in a bed but now I just purchase hanging baskets and multiply the number of pots I keep with cuttings. By the end of summer, I have a back porch full of the stuff.
One of the difficulties with lots of shade is buying things you love but then they don’t do well because they really need the sun. Put it in a pot and you can move it when it needs a change.

diane martichuski Reply:

i will not be able to make the swap, but would like to suggest japanese ardisia, short evergreen ’shrub-ground cover’ tiny pink flowers. it grows in full shade like crazy. i have lots of it; having to pull up some as it is overtaking my shady dirt patch. can maybe make arrangements some afternoon to get it to you if you’re interested.

i am looking for leopard plant, NOT ligularia as prior classification, now classified as farfugium japonicum. rounded or kidney-shaped green leaves with yellow spots; flowers on spikes. star T newspaper article about it 2/9/09, but i can’t find it anywhere over here out west in FW. ANYbody have it? thanks!!

SusanMarch 18th, 2009 at 2:22 pm

Does anyone have any pine trees?

kay Reply:

I have a couple of small pine trees in a pot. I’m not able to go to the plant swap though. Looking for people to swap plants/flowers with in the Dallas area. I have to many to list to give away, but would always like to swap for new ones.

AnnMarch 18th, 2009 at 2:25 pm

Where are you located. I am in FW and have purple cone flower. They are native to Texas and grow with little care in full sun. They spread by the many seeds that each head produces so a few plants will be many in a couple of seasons.

teresa Reply:

Hi, i will be at the arlington location on April 2 but I am just getting my flower beds started so this year I have nothing to swap. I have tried growing purple coneflowers and for some unknown reason mine die. I am trying to get one that has a pretty good start - maybe that will be better for me than seeds. Do you have any that are already like bigger than at least a couple of inches tall or even bigger?

Charlene Reply:

I will be there April 2 - I have quite a few of what you want - I will bring some.

Lillian Reply:

I have lots of purple coneflower. You’ve probably lost them due to overwatering or planting them too deep and now they’re in a pit, ie. too much water. I’ll be at S. Cooper store April 4th with several.

LindaMarch 18th, 2009 at 2:33 pm

How great! I have daylily and iris to trade. Do you trade seeds, too?

Melanie Wingerson Reply:

Where are you located? I’m in Houston. I would love to trade you something for your iris and daylilies? I have walking iris, firecracker plant, boston ferns. and pink and yellow angel trumpets.

LYN Reply:

I am new to the Texas area and have limited trade. Of course I am not coming empty handed, but do not have much. I would like your yellow angel trumpets and firecracker plant. I have yellow cana, red canna that grows 48″, unpotted ginger plant, spider plants or ribbon plant and cast iron plant (aspidistra elatior).
Looking for more interesting flowering plants and/or those that release fragrances.

Karen Reply:

What daylily do you have & where will you be?

Linda Reply:

My daylilies were here when I bought the house, so I don’t know exactly what they a
they are, but the bloom is orange. I will be at the Lewisville swap.

Chris GMarch 18th, 2009 at 2:34 pm

All i have to offer is italian oregano clippings from the only plant that survived the winter, but it’s nice~ I’d love to get some starters for anthing that will work well for pots on my 4th story windy balcony, or that will work well accompanying vegetables in my parents garden. If anyone is willing to share or trade, let me know~
i’m located near n. dallas tollway and 121. anyone going to lewisville?
have a great day!

Ros Leighton Reply:

Hi Chris - Am going to Lewisville noon - 2:00 - have some pink clover/shamrock, variegated ivy, salvia, and a foot tall plant with purple flowers that sprout out up and down the stem (don’t know the name) - all these would probably do well on a 4th floor windy balcony. Have some mint & oregano in a pot, 2 pink crepe myrtles (small), and mint.

If anybody has some yellow cannis, yellow buttercups, cereopsis, laburnum bush, any vine with flowers, perennials - 14″ high, hostas, climbing rose bush, wandering jew - I don’t want much !!

Kimberly BirdMarch 18th, 2009 at 2:36 pm

Don’t forget to post which swap location you’ll be visiting so gardeners can plan accordingly. Hope to see lots of Texas gardeners swapping perennials, cuttings and seeds on April 4th!

Carol SchumanMarch 18th, 2009 at 2:38 pm

I have a Salvia Gregii that volunteered itself, a salmon color, already potted up and about a foot tall. Also have plenty of empty pots of all sizes to share. For cuttings, I do have a Jasmine - do not know the name of it, has white flowers, and could also get some cuttings of pink or baby red oleander, also could bring green sweet potatoe vine cuttings, and a few clumps of various sedums if anyone is interested. Not sure what I want, if anything. I will try to make the South Arlington swap.

Peg Flack Reply:

Peg Flack - would like some sedum.

Carol Schuman Reply:

I’ll bring a couple different kinds for you :-)

Peg Flack Reply:


Shelly Reply:

I would like to try oleander please.

Carol Schuman Reply:

I will bring cuttings of the pink then :-)

Kara Reply:

I would love the Salvia Greggii, I have Blue Mist Flower, Cypress Vine Seeds and Aloe to trade ~ are you interested? I’ll be at South Arlington

Carol Schuman Reply:

Not sure I would like any of those, but first come first serve, If you don’t make it, I’ll give it to Cheryl.

Cheryl Reply:

I would love to have some of the salmon pink salvia, the green sweet potato vine and the (white star?) jasmine. I might also be interested in some of the pots. I have quite a few different plants to share if you’re interested…lemon balm, wandering purple jew, orange old fashioned daylilies, and pink and white salvia greggi to name a few.
I’ll be at the South Arlington swap.

Carol Schuman Reply:

I’ll see if I can find another salmon for you or if not maybe Kara won’t show…

I’ll also bring the pots and cuttings from the jasmine and sweet potato vine, see you then!

BettyMarch 18th, 2009 at 2:42 pm

I’m north of Dallas. Lewisville store would be my closest location.

I have a white butterfly bush, about 4′ now, will get to 6′, have a smaller light purple one will get appx 4′, yellow iris (early bloomer) and white iris trimmed in purple (mid bloomer).

Looking for blackeyed susan (not the thick stalk variety), as well as tall and mounding mexican petunia.

If you’re digging your yard, I need St. Augustine to plug.

Kim, I would like a couple of rose cuttings.

Pat, I would like an aloe vera.

Patti Reply:

Betty, I would love the purple butterfly bush. I will be at the Lewisville location.

Thanks, Patti

Kathy Reply:

Hi Betty,

I saw that Patti asked you for the purple butterfly bush, but if for any reason she changes her mind, I would love to have it. But at the very least, maybe I can learn a little about them from you.

I have a plant that stays close to the ground and is a prolific grower. Comes back every year and looks like it’s in the succulent family. It also flowers late in the season. I virtually don’t do anything to it, because I’m a novice and wouldn’t know what to do anyway. But it grows in spite of me. I’ll bring some to share with whomever. I, like Doug, need easy, great growers with flowers or fragrance for around my pool area. Lots of sun and some shade. Looking forward to learning from all you seasoned gardeners.

Sonjia Reply:

hey betty,
i have best rudbeckia ever. neighbor shared it with me & love it! happy to bring you a some. look for me at the swap. I have some rhuella, mounding type.
I’ll be there from noon till one

Linda B. Reply:

Sonjia, I would love to have some of your rudbeckia. I can’t seem to find the right variety for my soil. Will you be at Arlington location?

Sonjia Reply:

so sorry Linda,
i’ll be at the Lewisville location.
I’m happy to mail you seeds at the end of the summer season.
send me an email with your mailing addy:
deep_magic_2000 at yahoo dot com
rewrite with @ and .com =)

Barbara Reply:

Sonjia, I would love some of your Rudbeckia. I can’t make the sway but maybe you could send me some seed at the end of the summer season also. I will send you an email with my mailing address. Thanks

Karen Reply:

I will be at Lewisville….I’d love the small purple buterfly bush if no one else picks it up.

Pam Reply:


I would love to have your white butterfly bush. (I grew them in Wash. St. and had to leave all plants behind) I do have some nemesia starts that came back this year in pink and white. Also have honeysuckle starts (orange variety) that is popping up all over. Sorry, just getting started in this Texas gardening nothing more to share.

Mary Reply:

I would love some rudbeckia. I will be at LV store.

JessicaMarch 18th, 2009 at 2:49 pm

I will be at the Lewisville location on Apr. 4

Here is what I have:
Tradescantia (2 kinds)
Various succulent cuttings
Sunflower seeds (various varieties)
Coneflower plants & lots of coneflower seeds
Cuttings from various houseplants
Spider plants (variegated & solid green)
Christmas cactus

I am not looking for anything in particular, just interested in sharing what I have.

Doug — where are you from? I have a couple of cuttings that would probably do well in the conditions that you describe :)

Debbie Moss Reply:

Hi Jessica,
I’m just getting on the blog. I’d love to have your Christmas cactus and some coneflower plants. Are they already spoken for?

JessicaMarch 18th, 2009 at 2:52 pm

please email me if you are in the Denton area & are interested in any of the above:

C.J. RIDGEMarch 18th, 2009 at 2:53 pm


It’s time for you to be happy!

I have a nice cutting to share from a plant I acquired from a roadside two (2) years ago in East Texas. It is a perennial and has broad, coarse leaves like a hosta and produces a long, tall stem with a small “sunflower” at the end of the stem. Each year it is comes back larger and more beautiful. It loves sun and is easily cared for without much ado. You may want to transplant it to other places in your yard for showing. Some people will ask you, “what kind of plant is that?” I don’t know until this day, I just know I enjoy looking at it’s beauty.

In addition, I have an abundance of clippings from another perennial plant resembling shamrocks with a pink bloom. The honey honey bees love it and will eventually pollinate your other plants with white flowers! These plants, too, grow bigger and in abundance year after year and make excellent border plants. Mine are 5+ years old and simply beautiful!

Is there anyone else out there who wishes to share with Doug some clippings, cuttings, plants? Let’s get him going and growing!

Is there anyone out there who has some bachelor buttons to share with Doug?

Marilou Reply:

Are you in Houston or Dallas area?

C.J. RIDGE Reply:

Dallas area.

Patti Reply:

Doug, Which store are you going to be at?

Peg Flack Reply:

C.J. - I will be at Arlington swap and would like some shamrocks. Peg Flack

C.J. RIDGE Reply:


I’ll see you there with the oxalis in tow!


Peg Flack Reply:


kim - flower mound Reply:

The shamrock looking plants with pink flowers sound like oxalis. I have it also started frm my mother in laws - I love it. There is also a oxalis with purple leaves and white flowers, but I think it needed a little more sun than my yard had.

C.J. RIDGE Reply:


Yes, that would be oxalis. I simply “love them” and so do the honeybees! They are responsible for giving me two “white bloom” oxalis plants which are doing quite well and beautiful as well.

Within five years mine have grown to such an abundance that I am so happy to share them with other gardeners who are in need of a beautiful and low maintenance plant.

What swap meet will you be attending? If Arlington I hope to see you there!

KateMarch 18th, 2009 at 2:54 pm

I have pretty much a grab bag of irises. Antique bulbs, I have no idea what variety. I really need to get all these bulbs separated and once I do there won’t be room for them! Have seen white, peach, and purple bloom in our yard. These have been in our garden for close to ten years and grow no matter how much attention we show them.
Am seeking Fall Asters/Aromatic asters (symphyotrichum oblongifolium) or willowleaf asters, and comfrey. Also if anyone has a Texas-native evergreen shrub that grows 5+ feet, I would like that, too!
Email me at

EmileeMarch 18th, 2009 at 2:54 pm

I’ll be at the Houston-Dairy Ashford location. I can offer red canna bulbs, Aloe vera cuttings, giant elephant ears, a sago palm I can pot for you and compact basil plant seeds.

Christi Reply:

I’ll be at the Houston-Dairy Ashford location too. I have many “airplane” plants that are outside in the ground, that I can put in pots to trade. Also, lots of little iris plants (purple) from bulbs. Could I trade for red canna bulbs, aloe vera cuttings and basil seeds?

KateMarch 18th, 2009 at 2:59 pm

Oh oops! I also have some Althaea plants which yeild pink blooms. These will be little Althaea saplings but they are very hardy! I have a lot of these from a 10+ year old plant. I grew up calling this a Rose of Sharon; Althaea apparently is the proper name.

LYN Reply:

May I have some of your Althaea sapling Kate? I do not have anything that you actually want, but you an have anything that I have…..see post

EmileeMarch 18th, 2009 at 2:59 pm

Forgot to say what I am looking for: daylilies or other bulb plants that do well in TX sun. Also I’d love some groundcover (but not monkey grass). Thanks!

Houston-Dairy Ashford location

Christi Reply:

I’ll trade some “airplane” plants that I use for grond cover. After it establishes, it grows very thick….Could I trade you for a few day lilies?

Will you come to Dairy Ashford on Sunday? What trime?

Suzanne Reply:

I like airplane plants. Will they do well in full sun? I don’t have much shade at my house. I have some varieagated Pothos plants that can be planted in the garden. The leaves get to be much larger than the indoor houseplant variety.

Baligirl Reply:

Did you ever consider Baby’s Breath? It’s a great groundcover!!! I planted seeds in Raleigh, & the plants adapted here in houston too, now it is around the base of my Sugar Maple 2 year old transplant from N.C. Planted in memory of my 17 year old balinese baby cat whom I dubbed “Son” & he responded!!
I have some organic peppermint, tons of organic genovese basil seeds, as well as yard long beans aka asparagus beans, organic thai pepper seeds, organic catmint as well.
Will only swap for star jasmine.
Will go to Dairy Ashford because I have to take “Metrolift” which wil be on time, but up to 2 hours late on the return. Love City of Houston Efficiency!!!!

Baligirl Reply:

PS Catmint, peppermint, are all plants, I believe I do have a genovese basil plant or 2 out there as well

Baligirl Reply:

have also “Night Blooming Cirus” (White Fragrant Flowers) will swap for bouganvillea (spellling sorry)

C.J. RIDGEMarch 18th, 2009 at 3:04 pm


Which location are you going to attend for the swap?

EricaMarch 18th, 2009 at 3:07 pm

Orange Canna, Ginger Flower for swap @Dallas/Plano/Frisco area.

Tim SMarch 18th, 2009 at 3:08 pm

I have Hinkley’s columbine (loads of it). Will bring to the Lewisville swap. I’m looking for purple coneflower, plus any butterfly friendly plants.

Sonjia Reply:

Wow tim,
would LOVE to put some of that columbine to use!
I’ll be at the Lewisville swap. I have lots of coneflower, but unable
to tell color till they bloom (all mixed together). I could pull some & make it
a mystery…or could mail you seeds this summer (LOL, I’ll have LOTS…very, very
prolific). Hm, I have butterfly (and hummingbird) friendly hot-pink salvia gregii. The critters love the stuff. We have daily visits from hummingbird moths during summer
here’s link to hummingbird moths if you haven’t heard of them.
Let me know if you’re interested
**I’ll be at Lewisville swap from 12 to 1:00

Debby Reply:

Tim, I responded below last week - I would love some of your columbine, please!!

I have rain lillies, pink and white oxyalis, and red surprise lillies. I’ll be at Lewisville.
Debby P

Carol SchumanMarch 18th, 2009 at 3:12 pm

Just went out to pot up some of the stuff coming into my yard from my next door neighbors yard, pretty sure it’s Vinca, purple flowers, very invasive… I have a tree that it is growing all around, and it is coming into the other beds where I am pulling it from. Have 4 potted and can bring plenty more bare root.

I also have plenty of seed from various Texas natives, some are a few seasons old, but worth a try if you need them. Will just bring everything I have and see what Doug wants :-)

Ric Overley Reply:

I will be at south arlington location, and would love to have all the Vinca you can bring for our yard. Ric O

Carol Schuman Reply:

Oh, good, I was afraid I potted it for nothing, I’ll pull some more that morning and bring it bare root for you too.

JohnMarch 18th, 2009 at 3:16 pm

I have some firespike ( red or pink ), butterfly weed, cassia, american beautyberry, poassionflower, angel trumpet cuttings ( yellow or pink) ( brugmansia ) and 1 Desert Rose ( Adenium obesum ).
Seeds … butterfly weed, and Cassia.

I could use a Blackgum tree ( Blackgum, Black tupelo, Sourgum, Tupelo ), or red oak.
Maybe something colorful for butterflies, that is dappled shade friendly.

Houston Dairy Ashford location.

sheryl Reply:

You were asking for something colorful for butterflies (dappled shade) - I have a beautiful pineapple sage cutting that has been blooming since early fall to trade for the butterfly weed or american beautyberry.

I also have lots of “Ryan’s pink” chrysanthamum that blooms a mass of color in the fall (also in dappled shade).

Let me know if you are interested. I will be at Houston Dairy Ashford location.

Carol SchumanMarch 18th, 2009 at 3:17 pm

Forgot to add I will most def. be at the Arlington location, barring unforeseen circumstance.

SherryMarch 18th, 2009 at 3:23 pm

Do people Swap for free even with People who don’t have anything to swap? I’ll be at the Lewisville location.

Sonjia Reply:

look for me at lewisville location.
see if we can get you started :)

Leslie Reply:

I’ll have a ton of daylilies to give away. I don’t need anything…my yard is FULL.

JessicaMarch 18th, 2009 at 3:46 pm

Sherry: I’ll also be at the Lewisville location & will be happy to give you anything you would like… on the condition that you promise to pay-it-forward one day. :)

Carol ShawMarch 18th, 2009 at 3:47 pm

Houston, Dairy Ashford store

Dawn, I didn’t know what a Hoya was and looked it up. How gorgeous! I would love to trade you for one of those.

I have 2 Pride of Barbados plants I started from seed last fall. I am rooting some yellow shrimp plant cuttings and will bring if they get started. I will try to root some raspberry colored shrimp plants to bring also. They are so easy.

I also will bring anything else I can get there!

PaulaMarch 18th, 2009 at 3:49 pm

I have lots of purple jew and a green sedum (flat round leaves about the size of a nickel) that come back from the roots every year.

I plan on being at the Arlington location.

Carol Schuman Reply:

Paula, save me some sedum? What are you looking for?

NancyMarch 18th, 2009 at 3:50 pm

Hey folks I just moved to Texas last June from Oklahoma. I at this point have nothing to swap. We are trying to redo our beds (in Lewisville) from our modest (downsized) home. I would just like to purchase some perennials. Can I come to the swap? my e-mail is I’d like some coneflowers - anything that will grow in this heat/drought. Of course I will be buying a lot from Calloways also. Looking for a hardy hibiscus - red!!! Can’t wait to get planting. Anyone know where I can buy a gardening auger to fit on our drill. I am a senior and it would so help me dig some holes for whatever. Thanks for reading. I’ll be at the lewisville location also. Nancy

Sonjia Reply:

welcome to Texas! look for me at the Lewisville swap. I’d love to help you get acquainted with plants that do well in our area. Anything of mine that hasn’t found a home, I’d be happy to share. Also, should have plenty of seeds later in the season (especially coneflower!!!). Happy to mail you some this summer!

Brenda Wilson Reply:

I ordered an auger from this catalog. because I couldn’t find one locally. I have been happy with it.

Leslie Reply:

I’ll have a ton of daylilies to give away…look for me at the Lewisville location!

PaulaMarch 18th, 2009 at 3:53 pm

Forgot to add that I’m interested in perennial shade plants.

BrendaMarch 18th, 2009 at 4:02 pm

CJ Ridge - which location will you be going to? I know that roadside plant you are talking about and would love to have a start of it. I will be at the South Arlington Location. You can email me at

Nancy FMarch 18th, 2009 at 4:02 pm

I won’t be able to be at the swap (Houston), as I’m working that Saturday morning till 1pm. I do hove some sword ferns, taro (lives in water or soil, good bog plant), lemon grass, and if someone wishes to come to my house and make a garden bed in my front yard, they can have the very healthy St. Augustine.

TiffanyMarch 18th, 2009 at 4:27 pm

I have lots of 4 O’clock seeds and 2 started purple coneflowers. I also have some extra seeds for a three sisters garden including Hopi blue corn, hidatsa shield beans, white and yellow scallop squash, and buttercup squah and mammoth sunflower seeds. Also have a packet of wildflower seeds from Florida. I dont really know what plants can sucessfully grown from clippings but I have mexican sage, autumn sage (red), and what I think is milkweed. If anyone would like what is listed above feel free to contact me at

I am interested in purple shamrocks, pigeonberry, horseherb and any low water plants.

Pat W.March 18th, 2009 at 4:28 pm

I have rooted several Angel Trumpets (pink).
And I have a climbing dortmond rose that I need to dig up and pot. It has lost it’s sunny location from nearby tree canopies.
This is a china rose, and it is a deep red in hue.

If anyone is interested, in any of these, leave a post to say you are interested.
I live closest to the Cornelius Nursery on FM 1960, and prefer to swap there.

Pat W.March 18th, 2009 at 4:29 pm

Hi, it’s me again, Pat W.
I forgot to request some plants I would really love to acquire.
Varigated Solomon Seal

I have to trade:
I have rooted several Angel Trumpets (pink).
And I have a climbing dortmond rose that I need to dig up and pot. It has lost it’s sunny location from nearby tree canopies.
This is a china rose, and it is a deep red in hue.

If anyone is interested, in any of these, leave a post to say you are interested.
I live closest to the Cornelius Nursery on FM 1960, and prefer to swap there.

ReneeMarch 18th, 2009 at 4:37 pm

Hi there! I’ve never been to a plant swap before; since this is our first year in our new (to us) house, I also don’t have anything to share. :-( If it’s all right, I’d love to stop by and meet folks and see what sorts of things there are that people share. We are working on planting not just for our home, but also for our new business, and would be interested in just about anything, I suppose (so long as it’s not poisonous- we have kids and animals, and I am especially interested in medicinal/edible plants). We (my hubby, if he comes too) would be going to the Lewisville store.

Sonjia Reply:

if your just getting started & need some foundation plants. I have some privit seedlings that will go crazy. you can cut them back & train them, but left on their own, they can seriously engulf a neighborhood! LOL!
I’ll be at Lewisville noon till 1:00
look for me

Jane Reply:

I have some spare bulbs that you might want. Red spider lilies–they put the flower stalk up in the fall around Sept with a bright red fireworks spray up then 2 weeks later the green foliage appears & stays until April or May when everything disappears until the fall to start all over again.

I also have Oxblood lilies. They do the same thing but the flower looks like a small red trumpet. They appear also in Sept followed by the green foliage later & then the foliage disappears around May.

These bulbs naturalize here in this area very well.

I also have many iris plants or daylily plants but the ones I have are lost-I can’t show them at AHS flower shows without the cultivator name so these are now just pretty flowering plants.

I remember what it was like just starting out. The best idea is to have a garden plan.
Dream what your ideal garden would look like & then work to achieve it. Plan on it taking the rest of your life. Gardens evolve & change just like people.

I will be at the Lewisville swap with my well used garden cart.

Contact me (Jane) at

Mary Reply:

I would love to try some lilies. My brother in law sent me some from Michigan - but they are early bloomers. I will look for your cart…


KellyMarch 18th, 2009 at 4:57 pm

I have red and yellow cannas and some Boston fern that has naturalized . I would like some iris or lilly bulbs . I am also looking for a fig tree or any small fruit trees . I will bring extra plastic pots if any one would like some . I had to remove several trees after the Hurricane and would like to replace them . I will be at the Dairy Ashford Cornelius on April 4.

JoyMarch 18th, 2009 at 6:05 pm

Good day all I was hoping that mabey some of yall would have a little something for me to get started, my back yard is bare. I dont know much about names. So if some of you could help I would truly be thankful and whos knows I might just have to name my flowers after yall I have some shady but mostly sunndy I live in denton so I will be at the lewisvill store I’ll be the one with nothing to share except a great big thank you

William CoberlyMarch 18th, 2009 at 6:09 pm

I am hoping to attend the Arlington swap meet. I should have some bleeding hearts, purple heart jew, vinca, mexican petunias, rose of sharon (white w/red centers), wax leaf ligustrum, varigated airplane plants, and garlic. Anyone interested?

Peg Flack Reply:

I will be at the Arlington swap meet and would love some bleeding hearts, purple heart jew, and garlic

Rose Reply:

I would love some bleeding hearts if you dont mind that I have nothing to swap.

Heather Reply:

I would like some bleeding hearts and mexian petunias. If you have any more avaliable. The only thing I have to swap is some Pecan Tree shoots or aloe vera.

Debbie Reply:

I will also be at the Arlington swap. I would be interested in your Bleeding Heart & Rose of Sharon.
I wasn’t planning on doing pre trading but I will be bringing plants so hopefully I will have something that you’re interested in.

Cheryl Reply:

William, I would love some of your bleeding hearts, mexican petunias, garlic and varigated airplane if you still have plenty. I have lots to share if you’re interested in orange old fashioned daylilies, lemon balm, wood fern , iris tubers, cuttings of pink lemonade honeysuckle, oxalis with purple/pink blooms, obedient plant and monkey grass.

Lillian Reply:

If you’ve got any garlic left, I would love to swap something for it. I’ve got old-fashioned orange daylilies, trailing rosemary, purple coneflowers, and others.

JudyMarch 18th, 2009 at 6:26 pm

Judy - Lewisville: I have some red cannas, wood fern, umbrella plant, maybe 1 or 2 begonias, possible some lantana.
Nancy above, all of these plants love Texas heat and do well returning year after year.

Sonjia Reply:

hi judy,
i’ll be at the lewisville swap.
would be interested in anything that handles SHADE.
have tons of sun plants that I can trade.
I can make cuttings from Knockout Rose.
I have tons of baby rudibekia & baby oxide daisies.
Also daylillies I can divide (these are beautiful burgundy/orange & yellow) I haven’t seen them in stores. A neighbor shared them w/me many years ago.
Silver mound artemesia…extremely robust. Tiny sprig will root itself and turn into the softest (like lambs ear) fern like foliage that mounds in a pretty round shape. great in pots or ground :)
purple hyacinth beans = seeds
lots of plants typical for this area…pink salvia gregii, russian sage, daisy bush
i may have a baby nandina bush…
definitely baby privit bushes…
anything sound of interest to you?

Nan Reply:

Hi Sonjia,

I would be interested in your daylilies, silver mound artemesia, and pink salvia!

Plants I have:
Rosemary cuttings
Zepherine Drouhin rose cuttings (fuschia flower - thornless climber)
New Dawn rose cuttings (blush lt. pink flower - super thorny climber)
Louisiana fig tree cuttings
Columbine - yellow
Variegated Artemesia - yellow/lt. green (invasive)

I will be at Lewisville.


Debby Reply:

Would love the yellow Columbine. I have pink and white rain lillies, red surprise lillies, and LOADS of pink or white oxyalis. Lewisville.
Debby P.

Sonjia Reply:

Nan, I’ll pot some of the plants you want. I’ve never tried to divide or start
the salvia, so will see how that one does :) Of course, I’ll have seeds soon,
it’s already starting to bloom…
Would love some colombine if you have enough & the artemesia
sounds pretty…I haven’t seen variegated before :)

Debby, I’m very interested in oxyalis. would love to try & get some started.
I have list of plants posted, let me know if I have anything that
interests you…

Marci Reply:

Looking for any clematis or ginger plants. I have some young agaves (2 different varieties), mexican petunias and some oregano. I’ll be at the Lewisville location. I’m also interested in xeriscape gardening, but I already have lots of prickly pear/ opuntias.

Sonjia Reply:

I’ll check my fridge for any clemitis seeds. I harvested a bunch
last year :)

Debby Reply:

My friend, Sunny wants wood fern. She’s bring BIG pink amarylis, and some other stuff. Lewisville
Debby P.

RoxaneMarch 18th, 2009 at 6:32 pm

I have a rose bush that was found in a TX cemetary-from Rose Emporium. It is covered with blooms-starting now-until summer,scattered blooms all summer and reblooms in fall. Once established it requires no care except heavy pruning-deep pink blooms. Needs space. Shade or sun. Drought or snow. I’ll be at Lewisville. Will trade for anything that is TX tough. Also a pomegranite that produced over 200 last fall-birds love it. Also have cape honeysuckle. Another tough to kill plant that needs little care and can be invasive.

Joy Reply:

I would love the rose bushand your honeysuckle would be so kind is the pom hard to grow/ thanks joy

Roxane Reply:

Sorry it took so long to reply. I will be at Lewisville and will bring clippings and plants of honeysuckle. The rose is Old Blush and it can grow anywhere, any conditions. I have never been to this plant swap. How do we meet?

Nan Reply:

Have been looking for a pomegranate! Would be delighted to take it off your hands!

Roxane Reply:

Sorry for the time lag. I will be at Lewisville and will bring a Pomegraniate tree. the parent tree is aprx. 15 ft tall but could be pruned back and kept smaller. Let me know where and how to meet.

Nan Reply:


I’m so excited! My Mother-in-law has been wanting this tree. She has a
huge yard we plant all kinds of fruit trees in. I will have a nametag on,
and will probably make some kind of sign to put either on a table or my
car–no idea how Calloway’s sets this up! Hopefully everyone will make
some kind of identification! Otherwise, we’ll be yelling each other’s names
like “Marco Polo”!!! :)

Nan Reply:


I’ll be in a purple Grapevine Garden Club t-shirt. See you there!

Nan Reply:


Will you be at the Lewisville location?


Sonjia Reply:

I’d be very interested in a cutting from your rose bush. I have lots of texas tough plants :) I’ll look for you at Lewisville….the lady in purple :)

Roxane Reply:

I am so sorry I thought the time was 2:00-4 PM so everybody was gone when I got there. If you would like anything let me know. The pomegranite is easy water the first year and then it is on it’s own.

RosemaryMarch 18th, 2009 at 7:09 pm

Some kind of decorative grass….gets very large and doesn’t fit the space it’s in. Looking for some “hens and chicks”

Kay Reply:

I have some hens & chicks to give away. However, I’m not able to go to the plant swap though. Looking for people to swap plants/flowers with in the Dallas area. I have to many to list to give away, but would always like to swap for new ones. Let me know if you live in the Dallas area.

KrissiMarch 18th, 2009 at 7:14 pm


I recently purchased a home. While I am still discovering my plants it is with curiosity of discovery of my plants.

I have bulbs that have recently come to growth but with no flowers. I have another plant that has several shoots possibly a lily family. The others are lilies and iris.

I am looking for:

River Fern
Christmas Fern
Coral Vine
Passion Vine Flower

I want to create a woodland garden, a flower/ornamental grass/vines near my driveway around my mailbox.

I don’t have much to trade but would love to have connection with others to learn and create.

William Coberly - interested in your plants

Would love some cuttings
I live in Bedford. Also anyone interested in helping me to design and plant?


Rose Reply:

Krissi if you need help designing I would love to help. Its one of my favorite things to do. I create gardens everywhere I live. My current apartment complex is still trying to figure out how my sandy patio turned into raised beds full of plants. Just contact me at I will be happy to help. I dont have enough space of my own and am always looking for people who will let me live vicariously through their gardens.

C.J. RIDGE Reply:


This is great! I will definitely e-mail you so we can get together and talk about moving forward with a special design for my garden. I have several plants which have been there for years, but my backyard patio definitely needs your “touch!”

I also have a pet tortoise who resides quite happily in the garden. I’ve had her for two years now and her name is “Miss Lucy!” She simply loves the garden as well.

Joanna Reply:

Rose, I’m in Hurst and would love some designing help if you have the time.
I’ll be at Lewisville swap.

patsy harrison Reply:

Patsy reply:
Krissi, I also live in Bedford. I won’t make it to the swap meet this weekend; however, I have several perenial plants if you are interested in getting a start. Mexican petunia, oxeye daisy, purple jew, oxilas, purple coneflower seeds and black eyed susan seeds, both harvested this fall from last year’s flowers. Just contact me at our email address:

KrissiMarch 18th, 2009 at 7:19 pm

where are you?
hen and chicks

Krissi Reply:

bedford, texas

Marcia MayMarch 18th, 2009 at 8:19 pm

I have arugula plants (the peppery lettuce that grows year round in snow, ice or sun), moon flower plantlets and a couple of small wisteria. I will be at the Lewisville store. Would love some coneflowers and most anything that does well in sun.

Sonjia Reply:

hi marcia,
if you look for me at the lewisville swap, i’m happy to share some
coneflower with you. I won’t know what color! LOL! I have several varieties & they
seed themselves freely :)
I’ll be there noon till 1:00 (awards ceremony for kids science fair same day).
just look for me!

Marcia Reply:

I’m really sorry I wasn’t able to make it to the perennial swap. My husband and I had something come up and I couldn’t come. Hope they have another one later.

Rose Mahoney Reply:

I’m very interested in your wisteria. Not sure what I will be bringing - have to see what my husband can put together. I’ll look for you at the Lewisville store. Rose

Gordon Reply:

I’m interested in the arugula and moon flower if you are willing to trade for some lillies? I have lots of Crinum Milk and Wine lilies. White flowers with pink veins. Loves heat.
Let me know, Thanks, G.

Karen IvyMarch 18th, 2009 at 8:22 pm

I have lots of purple jew, seeds, coneflowers in pink, white, black eyed susan, hyician bean seeds-hundreds, sage in hot pink, purple and red-white combination. White Iris blubs, canna bulbs varrigated, a million other things I can not even remember. Just started here last year but have been hard at work. Also cuttings from verbena/lantana-purple spreading & hot multi color bush. Kate I would love some of your blubs. I had collected them from all over USA but had to leave them with our last move. I will make the trip to Arlington just to pick them up. I am in the Murphy-Plano area far east. I also have sedum red/pink, and another succulent that blooms yellow. I can bring cuttings of yellow jasmine also…geese, whatever I have out there….airplane plant…I’ll have to look! Kate, I can be reached at….I will also love anything anyone wants to share! See you in Arlington!

Sella Reply:

Hi Karen,
I am intersted in most of the plants you have.
I have- Rosemary cuttings, rose cuttings, curry leaf plants, red leaf cana 36″, purple Iris, lots of cuttings from indoor plants. i will love share any thing anyone wants to share. see you in arlington.

Lillian Reply:

I would love some of your hyacinth bean seeds. I bought one last year and my husband pulled it up with the weeds. I’ll bring an assortment of things, including some milk & wine lilies (crinum bulbs) that you may be interested in.

DebbyMarch 18th, 2009 at 8:30 pm

Tim, I would LOVE some columbine. I’ll be at Lewisville.


PhilMarch 18th, 2009 at 8:33 pm

We have Cherry Laurels (both in 1 and 3-gallon containers) and English Ivy in 4-inch containers to offer at the upcoming Lewisville Plant Swap. Cherry Laurels are dense evergreen schrubs that can be used as excellent large privacy hedges and screens in your landscape. (See more information and photos on Mississippi State University’s website at ). We’re open to trading them for other kinds of plants. Contact us at and let us know what you have to trade at the Plant Swap.

JudyMarch 18th, 2009 at 8:39 pm

Hi! I do not have anything to trade except Monkey Grass, which you would have to dig up. I live in Hurst.

DebbyMarch 18th, 2009 at 8:39 pm

Would love some of your hen and chicks, please.
Debby P

PattyMarch 18th, 2009 at 9:16 pm

I live in far west Fort Worth. Would anyone out there like to meet at the Hulen Store? I have some irises, larkspur, and Mexican Petunia that I could certainly share!

I would enjoy trying some Hosta for under our shade tree, or some Coneflower for our cutting garden, or perhaps some Aloe Vera to pot inside for when we have a burn!
Hooray for Calloways! I love this idea! :-)

terriMarch 18th, 2009 at 9:43 pm

krissi –

the bulbs that have no flowers — do you think they are ‘daffodils’ that just didn’t bloom? if the foliage is dark green with a paler green stripe, then you very well could have spider lillies (also called naked ladies or surprise lilies). there are a two or three variety of bulbs that send up foliage in the spring (then it dies down) and in the fall, up pops this great flower. before you disturb them too much - you might try to wait them out a full year to see if you get something. if there are spider lillies (or some such type), then these are great trading plants!


Jane Reply:

My spider lilies can get cranky. It I move them they have been known to not bloom for 1 to 2 years even when there is a big fat bulb there. I have learned to plant them & leave them alone for many years before I divide them up or thin them. So all I get for a while is pretty leaves–dark green with a lighter stripe down the middle–that come up in late fall & stay until late spring or early summer. Crankiness could be a trait that your spiders have too.


Julie LatshawMarch 19th, 2009 at 7:58 am

Yeah, count me in-I have passion vine, soapwart, and varigated penstemmon to share. I will be at the Arlington swap meet.

Lanier Reply:

I’d love some soapwort and plan to be in Arlington. I will be rooting some french tarragon, monkey grass and oregano.

Debbie Reply:

I am interested in some of your varigated penstemmon .
I don’t have a list of what I’m bringing but maybe I’ll have something that you’d like too.

Cheryl Reply:

Hi Julie,
I would love to have some of your soapwort and passion vine if you have enough to share. I have many plants I’m bringing, my list is already attached. See you in Arlington!

Lillian Reply:

I’m interested in your passion vine. You didn’t say what you’re looking for. I’ll be bringing an assortment to swap. I love that Calloway’s is coordinating this swap. What fun!

PattiMarch 19th, 2009 at 8:04 am

Betty - I would love that purple butterfly bush

Tim - some of your columbine.

I also have both the tall Mexican heather - pink and the mounding kind - purple.

Looking for most anything, can’t wait to see what everyone has to offer.

I will be at the Lewisville store.

Sonjia Reply:

would love some of the mexican heathers.
here’s a list of some of the plants I’m planning on bringing. Let me know if anything interests you!
I can make cuttings from Knockout Rose.
I have tons of baby rudibekia & baby oxide daisies.
Also daylillies I can divide (these are beautiful burgundy/orange & yellow) I haven’t seen them in stores. A neighbor shared them w/me many years ago.
Silver mound artemesia…extremely robust. Tiny sprig will root itself and turn into the softest (like lambs ear) fern like foliage that mounds in a pretty round shape. great in pots or ground :)
purple hyacinth beans = seeds
lots of plants typical for this area…pink salvia gregii, russian sage, daisy bush
i may have a baby nandina bush…
definitely baby privit bushes…
anything sound of interest to you?

Lora Reply:

I would love the daylilies and rudibekia and the daisies. Is there anything else you are looking for? I will have mint, datura seeds, Texas mountain laurel seedlings, white iris and white butterfly bush if anything sounds interesting.

Sonjia Reply:

i’ll pot them in the morning for you. rudibekia already divided & ready
to go :)

would love to try a few seeds & mountain laurel !

cya tomorrow

Sudha Reply:

Patti, would love some Mexican heather

Sonjia, would love some pink salvia and artemisia

I have some alyssum and vinca, if anyone would like that. More than anything, am really looking forward to seeing all the plants and people at the swap.

Thanks to Calloways for arranging it.

Sonjia Reply:

hi sudha

will take a cutting of salvia & try to root start w/hormone.
I’ve never tried it w/the salvia, so may or may not work! but
always worth a try!

artemesia roots VERY EASILY. I’ll bring you some ;)

happy to try some of your alyssum & vinca. Just a pinch! :)

DeannaMarch 19th, 2009 at 8:51 am

Hi, I’m in Houston and I am dying to find a Buddha’s Hand Citron! If anyone has one or knows where I can pick one up at a decent price please email me!!! dbeautybug@hotmail,com
I have Heritage Raspberry, Rabbiteye Blueberries, Concord Grapevine, Wild Dagga, assorted cacti and many herb seeds. Let me know, thanks.

PaulaMarch 19th, 2009 at 9:50 am

Working in my garden last night, I found that I also have lots of phlox coming up everywhere so I could bring those to the Arlington swap, too.

I also am looking for an American (or Texas) Wisteria.

William-I’d be interested in the bleeding hearts, mexican petunias and rose of sharon (white w/red centers).

Peg Flack Reply:

Paula - I will be at the Arlington swap and am interested in some of your phlox. Is it the tall or creeping? Peg

Paula Reply:

What is coming up right now is the tall. I do have some of the creeping and another kind of tall. I’ll see if the other two have come up as well; then you could have your pick.

Paula Reply:

OK, I find that what someone told me was a different kind of phlox is actually obedient plant.

I do have summer phlox and fragrant phlox if this hasn’t taken over the bed from them.

tishaMarch 19th, 2009 at 9:53 am

I’ll be at Arlington and I have the following:

white jasmine (not sure how to get the cuttings, as I have not done that before, would appreciate any tips)
oak shoots (not sure if red or live)
yellow/orange striped cannas - lots
ground cover that sprouts pretty purple flowers
clover looking plants that have pink flowers
trumpet vine with orange blossoms
monkey grass
may possibly have some wisteria - not sure about that yet…
I think that’s it, if I think of anything else I have, will repost.

am looking for any bulbs, ferns, hosta anyone would like to share and specifically looking for black magic elephant ears.

email me at

Peg Flack Reply:

Tisha - I will be at Arlington swap and would like hens & chicks and some of the clover looking plant. Peg Flack

Lillian Reply:

I would like hens & chicks if you’ve got extra. I’ll be bringing some milk & wine bulbs and an assortment of other things.

Melanie WingersonMarch 19th, 2009 at 10:14 am

Hi, I’m Melanie.
I live in Houston, near the Diary-Ashford store. I have several plants to trade; walking iris, boston fern, fire cracker plant, angel trumpets (pink and yellow). Linda, I would love to trade you something for your iris and daylilies. Doug your roadside plant sounds interesting. I am looking for columbines, clematis, hostas and anything else that is out there. I will be at the Diary-Ashford store in Houston.

Christine Reply:

Hi Melanie,
Do you have any more of your pink angel trumpets and walking iris? I don’t know if you want anything I have posted below.


MicheleMarch 19th, 2009 at 10:52 am

I have mexican petunia up for grabs.

Roxanne - I would love to have your pomegranate tree!! Is it ornamental type or edible?

I will be at the Lewisville location.

C.J. RIDGEMarch 19th, 2009 at 2:02 pm


I am looking for some hosta if you have any. I will be attending the Arlington swap.

Thank you much!

Brenda Reply:

CJ - I e-mailed about your “roadside plant” I will be at the Arlington swap and would love to trade for some. I have black and blue salvia, ruella and mexican petunia. E-mail me at Thanks

C.J. RIDGE Reply:


I will reserve a nice “roadside plant especially for you. My plants are now blooming with three yellow flowers on separate stalks so tall and beautiful! I cannot wait to bring a plant so you can start enjoying it as I have.

See you at the swap me in Arlington!

C.J. RIDGEMarch 19th, 2009 at 2:15 pm


“Please” reserve me a cutting of your bleeding hearts should you bring some! What color are they? I have posted a request for some hosta, which grows and showcases nicely with bleeding hearts.

Second request: Anyone out there with some hosta to make my dream complete?

See you at the Arlington swap!

William Coberly Reply:

C.J. Ridge: My bleeding hearts are red. The hummingbirds really like them. Have you ever tried growing any smoky black haw virburnum?

C.J. RIDGE Reply:

Oh great…I was hoping you’d have red ones!

I have never tried growing smoky black haw virburnum…can you educate me on what it is and it’s care?

C.J. RIDGE Reply:


I have “googled” and gotten details on the black haw virburnum…would love to try my hand at growing this beautiful and edible berry bearing shrub to a tree. Also looking forward to seeing the red fall foilage it provides!

C.J. RIDGEMarch 19th, 2009 at 2:59 pm


I know you are going to be attending the Lewisville swap, but do you think we could meet halfway to exchange some of your arugula?

I have to swap some shamrocks w/beautiful pink blooms and a few iris bulbs, I believe purple in color.

Let me know.

MarilouMarch 19th, 2009 at 4:22 pm

Houston — I have ginger and more ginger (corn plant appearance about 5 foot tall AND 5 foot tall-long oval leaf variety) — both have drooping large pink/coral blooms that smell like sugar in the fall. I have aloe vera and ruellia (violet). I have asparagus fern and angel trumpet (white). I have asian jasmine and mondo grass (ground cover).

Looking for day lillies or lily of the Nile (white or dark purple, please), gerbera daisies, and/or or something colorful and off the beaten path — surprise me.

Melanie Wingerson Reply:

Hi Marilou, I have several plants to trade. I have walking iris, crinums are small but are in very good shape. I love gingers and would love some.

Baligirl Reply:

Hey Marilou,
Asian Jasmine are you refering to the white star jasmine or the pink? . Do to want any organic herbs? for the swap if you have the white jasmine, or would you like a cutting of the pink,? Organic herbs are catnip, peppermint, genovese basil plants. yard long beans, seeds basil seeds,
black eyed susan seeds,

Marsha L. Reply:

Hi Marilou,
I am interested in trading for the ginger.
I have a rooted Duranta - Sweet Memory, a shrimp plant, jade cuttings, and asparagus fern. Looking forward to meeting you!

phyllis gw Reply:

Marilou, I would love a ginger or anything else that I can plant to help screen a huge electrical box at the end of my driveway. I have some healthy Tangerine Bulbine. Does great in the sun, looks really pretty blowing in the breeze.

MaryMarch 19th, 2009 at 4:50 pm

I’ll be at the Lewisville swap IF anyone wants any of what I have.

I have a bunch of little althea (rose of Sharon) seedlings coming up under the parent plant if anyone wants some. One way or another, they gotta go. The parent plant flowers in lavender/pink and it’s been very vigorous.
My grape hyacinths are getting out of hand and I can dig some roots for tall ruellia (Mexican petunia) if anyone wants that. (I had to give it a righteous whackin’ last year. For those of you with Texas-tough concerns, that stuff will thrive and flower in the worst heat. I’m pretty sure it’s aiming for world domination.)
Hm, lemme see, I could bring up some nice sections of feather grass, I haven’t divided my daylilies in a while and I’ve got way too much English ivy (but then who doesn’t?).

I’d LOVE some turnera. Got some last year at the Arboretum but I didn’t make it to the plant sale this year.

Joy Reply:

mary please may i have some of your clipping I would be ever so thankful for I am staring with a very bare yard Thanks Joy

Lora Reply:

JOy, couldn’t find how to reply to you from the comments on my post. I have Irises and will bring you some. Lora

Leslie Reply:

Joy, if you didn’t get what you needed to day, let me know at I have quite a few irises and daylilies I could still dig up and give away.

Jessica Reply:

i would love to have one of your rose of sharon seedlings… i have lots of stuff that you can pick from, especially in the way of succulents. plus have some coneflower plants that i plan to dig up as well. as well as plenty of seed. oh & have lots of sunflower seeds from several varieties that i harvested just this past fall… you are welcome to whatever you like :)

Baligirl Reply:

Will Be @ Dairy Ashford, I have black-eyed susan seeds, & a very small rose of shron (blue) 1″ tall. What kind of succulents do you have? joanne

Patti Reply:

Mary, I would loe some of your Day lillies and some of the feather grass. See you in lewisville. Patti

Debby Reply:

I’ll take all the grape hyacinths you wish to dig. I have rain lillies, red surprise lillies, pink and white oxyalis, and purple leafed shamrock with pink blooms.

Sudha Reply:

Mary, I would love to have your Rose of Sharon seedlings (two if you can spare them)

JoyMarch 19th, 2009 at 7:07 pm

Hi I would love some of things yall are talking about like I said be fore I sorry I have nothing to trade but I would take any thing and give it a try and as far as English Ivy I dont have any lolo how dose it grow. wait my husband just told me about the crazy cactis that we have on our back fence I could cut some of that and bring it if any one wants some Thanks for you kindness

Jessica Reply:

joy… i don’t have much but you are welcome to whatever i have… here is a list:
Tradescantia (2 kinds)
Various succulent cuttings
Sunflower seeds (various varieties)
Coneflower plants & lots of coneflower seeds
Cuttings from various houseplants
Spider plants (variegated & solid green)
Christmas cactus
See you at the Lewisville Swap! Happy Gardening!

Joy Reply:

Oh Jessica thank you so much what a god sent its kinda funny I have a daughter name Jessica Thank you Joy

JohnMarch 19th, 2009 at 7:38 pm

I’ll be at the Arlington swap I don’t have much.
Pink oleanander maybe some hens and chicks And either pink or white rose of sharon.
Looking for stuff that can grow well in sandy soil, my whole yard is pure sand, you can water and it dry an hour later

LoraMarch 19th, 2009 at 9:43 pm

I will be at Lewisville swap. I have some small Texas Mountain Laurel that I grew from seeds, white butterfy bush plant, datura seeds, and can divide some iris, white and purple. Looking for old roses, cuttings or plants. Daylilies, different colored irises, Mexican petunia(ruella),cemetary lily bulbs(crinum) or spider lillies or just whatever will grow in Texas!!

Patti Reply:

Lora, Do you want the tall or short ruella I have both, the tall is pink and the short is purple. I would be interested in that white butterfly bush. also do you know what color your datura seeds are. I have white and am looking for purple and yellow. patti

Lora Reply:

Hi Patti,
Actually I would like both kinds of Ruella. And you are welcome to the butterfly bush. My daturas are a double purple, yellow and some white. Unfortunately the seeds got mixed together so don’t know which is which, but you are welcome to a mix.

Joy Reply:

Hi lora if you should happen to have any of the iris left I would like to have some Thanks Joy

Sonjia Reply:

Hi Lora,
I’m very interested in your Mountain Laurel.
I have tons of ruella! (dwarf variety) LOL! EVERYWHERE :)
seems like you may have that covered. Here’s a list of some other
plants I have to offer:
I can make cuttings from Knockout Rose.
I have tons of baby rudibekia & baby oxide daisies.
Also daylillies I can divide (these are beautiful burgundy/orange & yellow) I haven’t seen them in stores. A neighbor shared them w/me many years ago.
Silver mound artemesia…extremely robust. Tiny sprig will root itself and turn into the softest (like lambs ear) fern like foliage that mounds in a pretty round shape. great in pots or ground :)
purple hyacinth beans = seeds
lots of plants typical for this area…pink salvia gregii, russian sage, daisy bush
i may have a baby nandina bush…
definitely baby privit bushes…
anything sound of interest to you?
a little later in teh season, I should have seeds available from my cypress vines, various morning glories and moon flower vines. All too early now, but can mail them if your interested :)

Debbie Reply:

I would love a couple of your daylillies.
I will be at the Arlington swap but maybe we can talk after & see if I have anything that you’re looking for.
debbiedo7 @

Lora Reply:

Hi Sonya,

Are you going to be in Lewisville? I will bring the Mountain laurel for you. I would like some of the ruella and a cutting from the Knockout rose.

Sonjia Reply:

Yup! I’ll be at Lewisville. I’ll bring you some ru & rose cutting. Thanks so
much. I’ll be getting there right at noon and leaving right at 1:00.
My kids are in science fair & awards ceremony at 1 :)
hope that we’ll cross paths ok. I have a friend who may be there
longer named Julie. So if I miss you, I can leave your plants with
her! (blond lady w/ LOTS of rudebekia! hehe!)

Nan Reply:


If you have any irises (iri?) left, I would like some.

Plants I have:

Rosemary cuttings
Zepherine Drouhin rose cuttings (fuschia flower - thornless climber)
New Dawn rose cuttings (blush lt. pink flower - super thorny climber)
Louisiana fig tree cuttings
Columbine - yellow
Variegated Artemesia - yellow/lt. green (invasive)


Lora Reply:

I have lots of Iris?es and will bring you some. White or purple? some of both? I don’t know what a Louisiana fig tree is, but I think it sounds good, so would like to try that.

Nan Reply:


Purple would be my first choice, though I would never look a gift iris in
the throat! haha

Louisiana fig is a small variety of fig, about 1″ diameter, super sweet.
Very good strain well suited to our clay soil and weather. I don’t do
anything to it–no fertilizer, the mulch always washes away…it just keeps
on going and going! The trees are about 5-6 yrs old and 10′. You can
prune it to however high you want it to be, if you don’t want it to get
that tall. Mine’s against the fence, so we just climb the fence to pick! :)
I’ll bring you a cutting.

Thanh-Nha Reply:

I would like a cutting of your fig tree. Thanks.

Sudha Reply:

Lora, would love a Mountain laurel.
Nan, would love a cutting of the fig.

Lora Reply:

Sudha, I will save you a mountain laurel.

leighMarch 20th, 2009 at 9:12 am

I am looking for “cast iron”.
Fort Worth

LindaMarch 20th, 2009 at 12:47 pm

My garden is a fairly new one, so I don’t have much to share right now. I would love to pay it forward and root some of my plants for you. Few are ready to be divided yet, but I do have some artemisia, some onion chives and garlic chives that I can divide right now. I would love to have a start of hydrangea, althea (purple), passion flowers, purple wisteria, bridal wreath, and cone flowers. Is anyone interested in starting a swap meet here in McKinney?

cynthiaMarch 20th, 2009 at 3:09 pm

I have oxblood lilies I’d love to find a home for. Have to work Saturday but could meet
in Plano at Calloways 1621 Custer Road, at 15th Sunday afternoon.

Judy Reply:

I would love some of your oxblood lilies I can meet at the plano calloways on sunday afternoon or any other time–I am within walking distance! I have red canna bulbs or yellow (stella d’oro) daylilies to trade or pink althea bushes.

Judy Reply:

Please reach me at to confirm the time and date, and a list of what you want. I am also looking for Turk’s cap if you have any.

Peg FlackMarch 21st, 2009 at 9:48 am

Peg Flack
I will be at the Arlington location and I have a climbing pink fairy rose, a bush red antique rose, red salvia, tall Mexican Petunia (ruellia), Katie ruellia (short), day lilies (orange), old fashioned surprise lilies (bulbs), purple cone flower and rudebeckia (black eyed susan).

William- am interested in bleeding hearts, purple heart jew and garlic.
Kara - Interested in Blue Mist Flower
Carol Schuman - interested in Sedums
Tisha - interested in your hens and chicks and clover looking plant.
CJ Ridge - would love some shamrocks

Lillian Reply:

Hi Peg,
I’m looking for other varieties of crinum. They are so reliable. I have the milk & wine variety to trade that are white with a pink throat and very vigorous. Are these the same as your old fashioned surpise lilies?

C.J. RIDGE Reply:


Will see you at Arlington with the pink oxalysis in tow.

Peg FlackMarch 21st, 2009 at 10:08 am

Peg Flack - Oops, I forgot that I am looking for Butterfly Weed (not bush), Pink Skull Cap, Red Turks Cap. Thanks, I’ll be in Arlington.

John Reply:

Peg I’m john I’ll be in arlington, I should have some red turks capand matbe some hens and chicks and some pink oleander. Oh and some butterfly weed seeds (but I have never tried growing it from seed)
I’m interested In the tall mexican petunia,red salvia,black eyed susan.
And my wife really wants the climbing rose.

Peg Flack Reply:

John, I will pot up the rose and the rest. You are most welcome to it.

Peg Flack Reply:

John, I will try the butterfly weed seed. It should work, they don’t bloom
until late summer.

Ric OverleyMarch 21st, 2009 at 1:25 pm

I have several cuttings of house plant Ivy, ready to be potted. I will be at South arlington location, if you want to email me at, you could come by my house to pick up also.

I am interested in any plants/bushs that attract butterflys & hummingbirds for my yard. Also would like any strawberry or rasberry plants.

JulieMarch 21st, 2009 at 6:58 pm

I have a few potted pecan trees (about 2 feet), and a few Japanese maples (anywhere from 4″ to 2ft. I’m not sure what I’m looking for, but if you are interested in a trade.. write me at

lyn' Reply:

What location are you going to be at?

Wayne Reply:

Have interest in the Japenese Maples…Will be at the Lewisville location.

Mary Reply:

i would be interested in a japanese maple - will be at the LV location as well…

JaneMarch 22nd, 2009 at 12:44 am

I hope to be at the Lewisville swap.
I have extra Red Spider Lily bulbs + OxBlood Lily bulbs to swap.
I do have Mexican Petunia ‘Katie Blue’ plants to trade along with some hybrid daylily & Iris plants (I have lost the names but these are beautiful blooming rhizomes.

Sonjia Reply:

Hi Jane,
I’ll be at Lewisville & would be interested in Daylillies.
I have best rudebekia I’ve ever seen. Also, beautiful oxide daisies (the kind that
have a sturdy stalk & don’t droop…nice long bloom time) I have some other
random things like a baby daisy bush, russian sage, hot pink salvia gregii…do any
of these interest you? I need to put together a list, b/c I have tons of various plants! LOL

Brenda Wilson Reply:

Any particular daylillies? I have some pale yellow that are double. Also some that are little grapette - I think. Sometimes I forget what is planted where, LOL.


Nan Reply:

Hi Brenda!

I would like some of your yellow daylilies and verbena.

I have:
Rosemary cuttings
Zepherine Drouhin rose cuttings (fuschia flower - thornless climber)
New Dawn rose cuttings (blush lt. pink flower - super thorny climber)
Louisiana fig tree cuttings
Columbine - yellow
Variegated Artemesia - yellow/lt. green (invasive)


Brenda Wilson Reply:

Forgot to add that I would like some of the rudebecia and daisys.

Sonjia Reply:

hey brenda,
i’ll put your name on some rudebekia & daisies. They are very vigorous
growers & will multiply 100 fold :)
Grow great from seed, too!
I’m happy to try anything new, so just tuck away a little something
that you enjoy & I’ll give it a place of honor in my garden to remember
my new friend by… :)

Jane Reply:

I am interested in your Rosemary cuttings.
I have a few marked daylilies but some are gorgeous but no longer have a
cultivator name — without the name I can’t enter the daylilies in the AHS
shows — these are hybrid daylilies. I usually pay between $4 to $25 apiece
depending on where I bought them.

Sounds like we are all going to have fun trading.


I will be at the Lewisville swap Saturday.

Lora Reply:


I have rosemary that I can take cuttings from for you as well. I would love the daylilies, any of them.

wayne Reply:

have an interest in trading for some of the daylillies

Thanh-Nha Reply:

I would be at Lewisville location and I am interested in your daylilies.

I have some Louisiana iris rhizomes - lavender to offer. They tolerate wet locations.

wayne Reply:

have an interest in some of your Louisiana Iris…will be at lewisville

Jane Reply:

I also have the old fashioned double yellow/orange Kwanso daylilies.
2 Oleander Red color shrubs

Your Lousiiana iris sound great.


KrissiMarch 22nd, 2009 at 11:03 am

who will be at the arlington location?

I can bring hen and chicks, roses to propogate climbing, english ivy, chocolate chip ajuga

Shelly Reply:

I have not heard of some of your plants but am very interested in trying them. I will be at Arlington.

Cheryl Reply:

Hi Krissi,
I will be at the Arlington store next Sat. and will be bringing a variety of plants to pass along….my list of plants is down below. I would love to have some of your english ivy and would love to check out your chocolate chip ajuga. That sounds quite interesting.

ShellyMarch 22nd, 2009 at 1:43 pm

I am new to Texas gardening and unfortunately do not have anything to swap. I am hoping to plant a butterfly/hummingbird garden in my front yard and a variety garden in my backyard. If anyone wouldn’t mind passing on some of their favorite clippings perhaps I can get a garden growing to be able to share with others. Please email me at I will be at the Arlington location.

DebbyMarch 22nd, 2009 at 3:52 pm

I would love to have as many grape hyacinths as you can spare.

I have oxyalis/pink flowers, and oxyalis/white flowers, some purple leaved oxyalis (shamrocks) , and rain lilys.

Lewisville Store

Jane Reply:


I also will have grape hyacinths to trade as well as 2 red oleanders, monkey grass (has purple blue flowers in the fall with dark berries), Kwanso daylilies (orange double flowers), regular roadside daylilies (also orange), oxblood lilies, red spider lilies, short blue flower mexican petunia, iris, daylilies of different colors, oxalis plants with white flowers & oxalis with pink flowers + I’ll keep looking in my garden for what else I have extras of.

I am looking for companion plants for my daylilies.
Herb plants
daisy plants
rebeckia plants
pretty flowering plants or striking foliage

I will be at the Lewisville swap meet with my well used garden cart.


Debby Reply:

I’ll look for you for the grape Hyancinths. Thanks!! I’ll have folding tote box on wheels - !!

AMYMarch 22nd, 2009 at 10:40 pm

PLANTS TO SWAP(Lewisville or Plano)
1. Chocolate Mint (wonderful fragrance, lavender flowers)
2. Canna Lilies (bright orange, dark green foliage)

1. Angel’s Trumpet (any color)
2. Moon Flower Vine
3. Any flowering Vine (to cover fencing :-)
4. Hostas (any color flower)

Sonjia Reply:

I’ll be at the Lewisville swap from noon till 1:00
I have moon flower…BUT, it’s with morning glory, so I have no way of knowing which is which till they grow considerably & start to flower. However, would be happy to mail you seeds towards end of season.

Also, I have tons of purple hyacinth bean. WONDERFUL flowering vine for fence :)
And, probably will have cypress vine, but too early for them to come up yet. Again, will have TONS of seeds by end of summer (I’m certain it’ll volunteer…does every year).

Let me know if your interested.
I’d love some chocolate mint =)

Ros Leighton Reply:

Hi Amy
I will be at LV from noon - 2. Please could I have some Purple hyacinth bean
to go on a fence and some Moon flower w/ Morning Glory. My friend and I
have a variety of cuttings, already potted up - sorry no chocolate mint.
Hope to find you. Ros

Sonjia Reply:

ros leighton,
i think you intended to direct your comment to me (Sonjia) I’m the one
with hyacinth bean & was replying to Amy. I will pot a couple of
moon flower/glory, but i won’t know what’s what.
So, look for Sonjia at swap.

AmyMarch 22nd, 2009 at 10:42 pm


3. Purple Salvia (Black & Blue - perennial)

Sudha Reply:

Amy, would love some purple salvia - I have been looking for it, but couldnt find it easily.

AmyMarch 22nd, 2009 at 10:43 pm

4. Mexican Petunia (perenial if grown close to house) 5-6 ft. tall, purple flowers, no fragrance, but hummingbirds love it!)

RoseMarch 23rd, 2009 at 2:31 am

I currently have nothing much to share. I might have black bamboo cuttings if they play nice and grow roots. (they can be so picky) My husband and I just moved back here from Boston last year. My garden is started but most of it isnt big enough to do anything with. That said if anyone is still willing to let me have their extras…..

I am looking for Angel Trumpet cutting or seedlings (my dog ate mine …vet trips are oh so fun) Any rose cuttings, bleeding hearts, ferns, hostas, grape hyacinth, artemissa….and anything that is black red or silver wether foliage or flower. Mostly need shady plants. Have one annoying spot in the garden that stays wet and shaded all year and everything dies except the bamboo.

I will be in Arlington


SandraMarch 23rd, 2009 at 1:24 pm

Hello … I live close to the Calloways on Hwy. 26. I would love some Black Eyed Susans and some cone flowers to add to my perennial garden.

I don’t have anything to trade right now .. but in the summer will have some day lillies that I can give you.

Let me know if you plan to be at the Hwy. 26 location in Colleyville and we can meet.

Thank you!

Nancy PMarch 23rd, 2009 at 4:10 pm

South Arlington
Pink Oxalysis
Wild Petunia

Nancy P Reply:

Great web links:


Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Check out th plant database

Nancy P Reply:

I will have the following plants to swap:
–Pink Oxalysis
–Purple Wild Petunia (Perpetual Petunia)

Looking for Orange lily

Billie A. Reply:

You requested orange lily’s are you talking daylilies? I have some but they are just starting to come back up

Jane Reply:


I have both the regular roadside daylilies that are orange & come back year
after year.

I also have the Kwanso daylilies that are slightly bigger flowers and bloom
with double flowers–they are orange/yellow. They also come back year
after year.

I also have daylilies that have lost their names so I can no longer enter them
in an AHS show but they are hybrid lilies but I have never marked them with
their color so I have no idea of what they are. My un-named daylilies or iris
just reside in God’s Garden. Even without a name so of them are gorgeous.

I will be at the Lewisville swap with my well used garden cart.

Lillian Reply:

I can bring some old fashioned orange daylilies to S. Arlington. They are hardy and send up tall flower stalks.

ChristineMarch 23rd, 2009 at 5:17 pm

Will be at the Dairy Ashford location

Available for swap: variegated ginger/ variegated swedish ivy/ jewel of opar/ red firecracker/ society garlic/ tall pink cosmos seedlings/ variegated pedilanthus (redbird or devils backbone) - these will only be cuttings; not enough time to get them rooted

Also oregano and bay laurel plants need a big hair cut; so if anyone would like some of those herbs to use for cooking, please let me know. (email:

I am interested in acquiring pink angel trumpet, louisiana iris (flower colors other than purple or violet), cybister amaryllis, orange amaryllis, candy lily (non orange) and snail vine.

This is the first time I’m participating in this swap. Have only lived in the Spring Branch area for 2 years. I hope to meet some fellow gardeners that live in this area.

Marsia Seydoux Reply:

i can give you pink angel’s trumpet cuttings

Billie A.March 23rd, 2009 at 8:31 pm

Thank you Calloways ! What a great idea ! !
I have spider lillies and iris to share or swap.
I’m looking for ferns if they can live in our black gumbo.
I hope to be at the Arlington/Cooper location.

Cheryl Reply:

Hi Billie,
I have hardy wood fern if you are interested and would love some of your spider lillies. I look forward to seeing you in Arlington.

Lillian Reply:

I don’t have any ferns, but I’ll bring a variety of things from herbs to bulbs to swap for a couple spider lilies.

lyn'March 24th, 2009 at 8:08 am

I will be at the Diary Ashford location in Houston. I am new to the Texas area and this is my first swap. I am excited!! I have very little to swap, but refuse to come empty handed. I have some red canna that grows 48”, yellow canna that grows shorter, snake plants or mother in law tongue, vargiated spider plants, a bare rooted ginger plant that is pretty tall.
I am looking for some flowering plants or some fragrant plants. Hibiscus, azalea, love plant, angel trumpets plant of various colors or anything along that line.
Also does the zebra plant grow here? If so, does anyone have one?

lyn'March 24th, 2009 at 8:51 am

I forgot……anyone have any fruit tree cutting or small one that they have started? I am also starting a vegetable garden and would take anything that grows including worms…..ha

CharleneMarch 24th, 2009 at 12:38 pm

I will be at the Arlington location. I have quite a bit to swap - Kamshaticum Sedum (green scolloped leaves, yellow flowers), Crocosmia (dark Orange, blooms mid summer), Japanese Iris, Obedient plant, Sweet Autumn Clematis, Comfrey, Variegated Canna (yellow, mid size), white flowering ginger (Butterfly ginger), Frost Weed, purple coneflowers, old fashioned daylilies, green/gray wandering Jew, Venezuelan Daffodil (if I can separate some from the clump), Crinum lily (small still), Ramie, Rudbeckia Maxima, Yellow Fall Sage (Salvia madrensis, also known as Forsythia Sage - has the unusual square stem) and lots, lots more. I also have some more common woods violets which I let go because they remind me of something from my childhood. I have a woodsy area under my bald cypress and they are all over along with some columbine I have let go.

What I want is anything different and unusual (I know, that is redundant). I go for variegated plants, also the silver, gray, and white ones. I have a giant kalanchoe that I am going to chop up and replant - it grew to about six or seven feet with leaves easily one foot long by eight inches! It is beautiful! If anyone is interested, I can bring starts of Arabian Wax Leaf Cissus (related to the grape vine but has round waxy leaves - it is a hanging basket plant, of course).

Can’t wait - see you there!

Paula Reply:

I’d love to have some wood violets. I bought a house with a landscaped backyard; one section looks like East Texas and I’d love to have some violets to grow there.

I don’t know if I have anything variegated but will look.

Dorothy B. Reply:

S. Arlington location

I’d like some sweet autumn clematis and Butterfly ginger.
I have artemisia (silver/gray) and another plant (silver) that I don’t remember the name - also have Moonflower seeds (white). Hope to work a trade.

Lillian Reply:

I’d also love to try some wood violets. I’m also interested in your crinums. I have some milk & wine to trade. The only thing I have that’s variegated is lemon thyme. Maybe you’ll be interested in some other things I plan on bringing.

Deborah Reply:

I’m interested in the salvia madrensis. For gray plants, I will bring spineless prickly pear. If you’re interested, I could also dig some Dalea frutescens. For variegated leaves, I might be able to get a start from my cast-iron plant. It’s not very big yet, so let me know if you are interested or I won’t disturb it.

GailmeMarch 24th, 2009 at 3:23 pm

I have to trade: Irises (not sure of colors or names)
I also have daylilies ones who have gotton mixed up.

Would like tulips any kind or color
daffodils any kind or color
hyacinths any kind or color

Will be at Arlington Cooper street swap from noon to 2pm on April 4th

I may be contacted at

Leslie Reply:

Tulips are generally not perennial in this area. If you didn’t get any daffodils and want some, I’ll be digging some of mine up that are in a shaded area (and thus, not blooming!) that I’ll need to get rid of. I’m in the northwest Carrollton area, close to 121 and 3040, if you want to drive that far!

Leslie Reply:

And my e-mail is

KennyMarch 25th, 2009 at 8:32 am

I am reorganizing my landscape.. I just pulled several Indian hawthorn plants on 03/24/09..They are in 15 to 20 gallon containers.I had to trim the plants to fit them in the containers. I am looking for Xeriscape plants(prefer plants that blooms in spring and fall).. I can only bring one or two hawthorn plants to the swap meet at South Arlington: Calloway’s - 4940 S. Cooper, Arlington, TX 76017 on 04/04/09 from 1200 to 1400

Brenda WilsonMarch 25th, 2009 at 12:15 pm

I’ve got homestead purple verbena if anyone want some. I’ll be at the Lewisville swap.
Brenda (B52)

Tamara Reply:

Hi Brenda,

I’d love to trade for some of your verbena. I’ll be at the Lewisville swap also.


Sonjia Reply:

Hi brenda,
i’ll be at lewisville from noon till 1:00. I’d love some verbena. Look me up & see if I have anything you like :)

WayneMarch 25th, 2009 at 7:26 pm

Please look for me at Lewisville as I am having trouble finding HOMESTEAD and truly do want to swap for some.

Brenda Wilson Reply:

OK. I’ll be there, but I may be running a bit late. I have to work until noon, but I’m going to try to leave a bit early if my friend can cover for me.

wayne Reply:

You can email me at If I miss you…and we can coordinate a meeting as I really do want some of the Homestead Verbena !!

Brenda Wilson Reply:


WayneMarch 25th, 2009 at 7:51 pm

Plants I will be bringing to swap; Yopon Holly; Flowering Peach; Waxleaf Ligustrum; CHINESE Photinia; white Iris; a sedum(name ?); Blue Mist flowers (Butterfly magnet); Limelight Artemisia; Plants I am looking for: Hostas; Ferns; Joe Pye Weed; Purple Cone Flowers; Hollyhocks; Japenese Maples; Homestead Verbenia; Blue Passion Flower; Cypress Vine; AND anything that will bring in the butterflys and humming birds …I will be at the Lewisville location !

Joy Reply:

Hi wayne I would love some of your plants the white Iris please and some of your blue mist thank you

Jane Reply:


I can bring purple coneflowers. They are in my mother’s garden but she has so many that she will not mind if I dig some up.

I am interested in the white iris or the blue mist or chinese photinia

I will be at the Lewisville swap with my well used garden cart. Jane

C.J. RIDGE Reply:


Is your Yaupon Holly a bush or tree seedling? If from a tree I would love to have a cutting. Please let me know.

wayne Reply:

They came from one mature Tree…look for me

C.J. RIDGE Reply:


I am sooo sorry I did not get a chance to meet you and a clipping from your Yaupon Holly from your tree. I arrived at the swap around 1:00 p.m. Do you have an e-mail address? I would still like to have a cutting from your tree if possible.

Let me know.

johnMarch 25th, 2009 at 8:45 pm

I forgot to mention that i have some beans from the oringinal grape hyacinth beans the came from monticello (my sister-in-law is the president of the tenn. master gardeners club and she got them from some professor that got them at monticello)
I started wil 9 seeds and now have about 100 ( beautiful vines)

MikiMarch 26th, 2009 at 8:47 am

I have lots and lots of purple irises transplanted from North Louisiana several years ago. They grow beautifully in my Highland Village yard, even in an spot that doesn’t get much water, but plenty of sun. I usually thin them out in the fall every couple of years or so, but they’re so hardy that I’m sure I can pull up big chunks this time of the year and they’ll still do well. They bloom around Eastertime.

I also have Mexican petunias which I love because during the hottest time of the summer when everything else seems to be wilting, I can count on a thick border of blue flowers. I’ll be at the Lewisville store.

Joy Reply:

Hi Miki I would some of your iris and some of your petunias I just love them Thank you

Karen Reply:

Would love some of the petunia…see you in Lewisville

Lora Reply:

I would love some of the Louisiana irises. Anything you are looking for?

wayne Reply:

I have a desire to trade you for some of your Purple Iris…am going to be at Lewisville

NanMarch 26th, 2009 at 11:28 am

I will be at the Lewisville location.

Plants I have:

Rosemary cuttings
Zepherine Drouhin rose cuttings (fuschia flower - thornless climber)
New Dawn rose cuttings (blush lt. pink flower - super thorny climber)
Louisiana fig tree cuttings
Columbine - yellow
Variegated Artemesia - yellow/lt. green (invasive)

Also, if anyone is interested in coming to Valley Ranch and digging, I have 4 eucalyptus bushes, 2 holly bushes (waist high) and several Indian Hawthornes (2ft.) Mine are flowering white.

Debbi Reply:

Nan, my husband and I just might be interested in digging! How does the swap work? I may be too late to get in my flower and vegetable garden and try to identify things and get them in pots etc. We live in Double Oak and would go to the Lewisville location. Do we just pack our plants and show up at noon on 4/4? Do we bring a table, blanket or the back of our truck? I would need to hustle since I have quite a few offerings. I’m not sure what I would be interested in, because I love just about everything! :-) Thanks, Debbi

Nan Reply:

I’m just bringing what I have either in baggies w/a wet paper towel, small
paper bag or something like that. I don’t have time to pot up things. I will
gather them up right before I head out to Lewisville, so they’ll be fresh!

If you’re interested in digging, see me there, and we’ll set up a date when
my husband will be around to assist (some evening or weekend).

I’m hoping they’ll give out nametags or something! Barring that, make a
sign with your name on it! :)

Debby Reply:

Yes to the yellow columbine, please. I have red surprise lillies, rain lillies, and pink or white oxyalis.
Debby P

Mary Reply:

how big does the fig get and how much watering & light does it require? I might be interested in it

Nan Reply:

My fig trees are now 5-6 years old and are about 10ft. You can prune
them to whatever height you want. Let me know if you’d like one and I’ll
put your name on it. It makes small figs about 1″ in diameter, very sweet.
Ours produced the first year when it was only 2′ high!

Mary Reply:

I would be interested!

Tamara Reply:

Hi Nan,

I would love to have some of your Zepherine Drouhin rose cuttings and Rosemary cuttings! I have some Nandina bushes w/ red berries on them, Crape Myrtle cuttings, purple Iris and Monkey Grass. Let me know if you are interested! I will have on a purple tee and jeans and have my 3 year old daughter with me.


Faye CollinsMarch 26th, 2009 at 11:42 am

I am looking for some white Lily of the nile (AGAPANTHUS)

THE ONES THAT GROW TALL. I have nothing to swap. Starting new. I live near the Arlington store

NeldaMarch 26th, 2009 at 11:49 am

Does anyone have any red spider lily bulbs? Or know of a source? I am homesick for them.

Miki Reply:

Nelda, I have red spider lilies. Will bring them as well. Lewisville location.

Jane Reply:


I have many red spider lilies. I will be glad to bring you some. I also have spare oxblood lilies. Anywhere the spiders thrive then so will the oxblood lilies. They bloom at about the same time in the fall– usually the oxblood lilies bloom just about 2 weeks before the spiders. They naturalize very well here in this area.

KimMarch 26th, 2009 at 1:54 pm

I have VERY LARGE shade loving plants that I believe are called “cast iron” plants. I have two large planters full of them. I can send a picture if anyone is interested.

Kim Reply:

I will bring the plants to the lewisville swap location.

Julie Reply:


I would love to have some “cast iron” plants! I have sun loving yarrow &
black eyed susan.

KarenMarch 26th, 2009 at 8:26 pm

I have Iris…I know this is usually not the time to transplant BUT they have to leave my garden. They have multiplied & multiplied & taken over. Anyway, I’ve moved them successfully before & given them to friends this time of year & it worked. May not bloom this year but will next if not put in too deep.

Would love an Angel Trumpet-brugmansia. I’d also love violets, crinum & reblooming daylillies
Only a start of each…I’d rather spread the wealth

Karen Reply:

I will be at Lewisville location.

jyothi Reply:

I have some Crinums-white flowers, ruellias,and yellow cannas-would like some butterfly ginger,hellebores.will be at lewisville location-

SargeMarch 26th, 2009 at 10:23 pm

We will be at the Arlington location. We have Lemon Palm and red oak trees. Could we swap anything other than plants? We could make cupcakes to swap for plants?
I’m looking for night jasmine, angel’s trumpet in purple, yellow or pink and anythig that grows in partial shade. I have a huge back yard and would take anything to fill it up.

Heather Reply:

I would love one of your red oak trees.

Heather Reply:

I really don’t have anything to swap. I can however make some homemade banana nut bread. Would that work for you?

Sarge Reply:

Don’t worry if you don’t have anything to swap, we would love to give you a red oak tree. See you there.

JulieMarch 27th, 2009 at 8:52 am

Hello, I have purple yarrow and black- eyed Susan “Goldsturm” to swap. I’m looking for any Hostas and Texas Gold Columbine. I will be at the Lewisville store.


Karen Reply:

I have a hosta…my dad called it an August Lily. Blooms plae lavendar (very fragrant)late July early August here. Has moved with me to each house-Indiana, Texas, Michigan, back to TX. They will take some sun or be happy in the shade. I think a bit of sun helps the bloom.
IF I can get a start-they are just breaking ground-I’ll bring one. If not I’ll get some info from you & call when I can get a start.

C.J. RIDGE Reply:


Definitely interested in your hosta. I have to swap purple oxalis and a few seeds. I will be at the South Arlington swap, but am willing to meet you at the Lewisville store. What time are you going to be there?

Karen Reply:

I’ll be at the LV store from 12n on.
I may have a small start for you. It is truely an heirloom plant from my family. I’ve been successful wit basically a leaf & stem before. I’ve grown it is sand 7 clay & good ole Indian dirt. With this 1 start with some luck you will have many clups in a couple of years. I splt them like daylilies. As I stated…they can take some sun, I have one that even get afternoon sun.

C.J. RIDGE Reply:


That sounds great. However, I will be at the South Arlington swap around 12:00 noon and will make my way to Lewisville, but probably my travel time is going to put me there a little after 2:00 p.m. Is there any way we may meet at Calloway’s and exchange the hosta shortly after 2:00 p.m.? I am so excited about getting a clipping and will take very good care of the clipping because I have plants in my garden from my family tree as well.

To swap I will have pink oxalis, a waist-high Indian Hawthorne (young bush, white flowers) and possiblly some flowering seeds for the garden.

I also have a pet tortoise whose name is Miss Lucy. She will love to crawl underneath those nice, big leaves for shade once I get the hosta going! (Smile)

See you in Lewisville before you leave.

Please e-mail me at and let me know if this arrangement is “ok” with you.

Thanks and looking forward to seeing you at the Lewisville swap!


Julie Reply:

Karen, would LOVE a start of your hosta!!. I have other small starts that I
could share with you. ( E-mail me if you would like a
list of what I have!!


Karen Reply:

I’ll have a start with your name on it. It will be small, but it will grow quickly.

wayne Reply:

Karen,if you have just one more start, I would love to give it a loving home

Marci Reply:


I have some Texas Gold Columbine; they’re younglings, offshoots from a mound growing in a bed of asian jasmine. It would be too difficult to get at the mound, but the offshoots are outside of the jasmine. Would love some of the yarrow in exchange. I will also be bringing some young agaves (2 different varieties) and prickly pear (upon request). See you in Lewisville.

Nan Reply:


If you still have any purple yarrow, I would like some.

I have fig tree cuttings, rosemary cuttings, variegated artemesia, yellow columbine.

SellaMarch 27th, 2009 at 12:30 pm

I willbe at the Arlington swap.
I have rose mary cuttings
rose cuttings
red leaf cana
purple iris
curry leaf plant
all kinds of seeds

diane martichuskiMarch 27th, 2009 at 3:15 pm

i will not be able to make the swap, but would appreciate if anyone knows where i can find or anyone has leopard plant, NOT ligularia as prior classification, now classified as farfugium japonicum. loves shade, rounded or kidney-shaped green leaves with yellow spots; flowers on spikes. star T newspaper article about it 2/9/09, but i can’t find it anywhere over here out west in FW. also not on internet retailers; lots of ligularia out there, but no farfugium. does ANYbody have it? or do you know where i can get it?? will drive anywhere DFW to get it. thanks!!

William CoberlyMarch 27th, 2009 at 9:51 pm

I sincerely hope that every one’s tender baby plants will survive our recent cold snap. I moved all that I had room for into the garage. Would someone out there please clue me in as to what are the most fragrant varieties of jasmine? Also, is “night blooming cirus” the same thing as “moon flower”? I will need a pick up truck to get all of my stuff to the Arlington plant swap. Looking forward to my thumbs getting greener.

Lillian Reply:

I love fragrance too, but I’ve found other plants that have it and aren’t as tender as the jasmines. Try Carolina Jessamine evergreen vines and Paperwhites (Narcissis bulbs) that just finished blooming, Sweet Olive bushes that bloom intermittently throughout the year, Madison confederate/star jasmine (it’s the hardiest) that blooms during the summer (resembles asian jasmine but can be kept mowed as groundcover or will twine up a support), and Sweet Autumn Clematis vine that blooms the first 3 weeks of September. Paperwhite bulbs should be on sale now. Look for seeds in the fall from Sweet Autumn Clematis. (I didn’t even think to save any, sorry.) I’ll be bringing what Carolina Jessamine I haven’t already weeded from my beds.

QuayMarch 28th, 2009 at 1:07 am

I have yellow and pink native lantanas, pink sorral and pecan trees from our trees nuts have nice nuts and fire bush [qunice] a little catus it grow 3-4 feet tall has a large yellow bloom and fruit later in year let me know what you have I am putting in a “native evergreen shrub and other native flowering living fence ” to be back row for an assortment of flowers in front.

JaneMarch 28th, 2009 at 3:10 am

Does anyone out there have Iron Cross Oxalis? If so let me know what you are looking for to trade.

Thanks. I will be at the Lewisville swap.

CherylMarch 28th, 2009 at 8:35 am

I will be at the Arlintgon swap bearing many varieties of plants to swap or help you get started. In return we are looking for mainly shade plants…groundcovers or flowering plants, but have a pool and need a few for sun too. We are redoing flowerbeds and landscaping on an acre with lots of trees and a creek and have been in our home for 15 years. We have so much shade we can’t get grass or sun plants to grow anymore in those areas.

In return I have clippings of pink lemonade honeysuckle, rosemary, lamium(spotted dead nettle)groundcover and salvia greggi pink-autumn sage and white sage, iris, orange old fashioned daylilies, obedient plant, woodfern, lemon balm, monkey grass, oxalis-shamrock plant with purple/pink blooms, purple wandering jew, and 2 -3 ft. tall mexican petunias.

KristinaMarch 28th, 2009 at 6:22 pm

Currently I have nothing to offer in return, but I hope to return the kindness one day. We just moved into a house and I am starting from scratch. I am interested in some irises and daylilies or any kind plants that tolerates a west facing house. The previous owners have left us a yard full of weeds.

Lillian Reply:

What store are you going to be at? I’ll be at the S Arlington one. I’ll have some daylilies, rosemary, and perhaps I can find some crape myrtle seeds/seedlings from my Natchez white blooming variety.

Lora Reply:

If you are going to be at the Lewisville Store I will have some Iris that you may have.

Leslie Reply:

I’m in the northwest Carrollton area…if you didn’t get what you needed at the swap, I’ve got daylilies and irises galore to give away. Just let me know at

FloraMarch 29th, 2009 at 5:04 pm

I’ll be at the Arlington store. I’m looking for easy, somewhat carefree plants. I have Lemon Balm, orange cannas, garlic chives, Mullen, baby oak trees, old fashion orange daylillys, artemesia(silver queen), mini purple iris, small aloe vera, purple and green jew, elephant ears?, shasta daisy, chocolate mint, privets, nandina, sedum w/yellow spike blooms.

MarciMarch 29th, 2009 at 8:10 pm

I’m looking for any clematis or ginger plants. I have some agaves (2 different varieties), mexican petunias, and some oregano. I’ll be at the Lewisville location. I’m interested in xeriscape gardening, but I already have lots of prickly pear/ opuntias.

PaulaMarch 30th, 2009 at 11:51 am

In case you live near the Calloway’s on Hulen in Fort Worth…they understood that there would be a swap at all the locations, not just the 3 listed here, so they are prepared for people. If you haven’t made arrangements to meet people at one of the 3 locations and live in Fort Worth, you definitely can meet people there.

SuzanneMarch 30th, 2009 at 2:34 pm

I have some giant variegated Pothos that can be planted directly in the garden. The leaves grow to be much larger than their houseplant cousins.

I am looking for plants that can tolerate full Houston summer sun. I don’t have much shade at my house. I am looking for something that is very attractive and also hard to kill. Thanks. I can meet you at the Dairy-Ashford location but it will have to be around 2:30 p.m.

C.J. RIDGE Reply:


Is there “any way” I can pay for the shipping cost for you to send me some of your variegated Pothos in the mail? I have been searching for these for quite some time.

I live in Dallas.


sheryl Reply:


I have Ryan’s pink chrysanthamum that blooms a mass of color in the fall. The blooms start out a light pink and fade to white. It is easy to grow and can take full sun. I am interested in your giant pothos. I’ll be a Dairy-Ashford. Let me know if you are interested.

phyllis gw Reply:

Dairy Ashford

Suzanne, I have Tangerine Bulbine. does great in full sun, very easy plant. Also does well in containers. Mounding plant with pretty spike tipped with orange flowers. Looks pretty blowing in the breeze.

I would love one of your variegated pothos or anything else that will help to shield a large utility box next to my house. Email or phone me if interested. Thanks! 832-229-8839


ShelleyBMarch 30th, 2009 at 5:09 pm

I have the following:

purple oxalis
lamb’s ear
variegated vinca (blue flower)
artemisia - silver king
ruellia - low/clumping variety with purple flower
passion vine - cuttings only
chrysanthemum - purple (grows to 18″) and golden yellow (grows to 10″)
aster - hardy blue (very limited)
monkey grass

I would love to have any of the following:
columbine - hinckley’s gold
iris tubers
purple or white coneflower
shasta daisy
wood fern
orange, pink canna

Lewisville is closest location to me. If I can’t coordinate some good swaps ahead of time I will probably not make the drive. Prefer potted starts, not bare root.

ShelleyB Reply:

I also have quince and hypericum (St. John’s wort).

Sonjia Reply:

I have purple coneflower, but mixed w/other varieties, so no guarantee till they bloom which is which. Also have daisy, but oxide not shasta, and guara. My neighbor has orange canna, I can check if she has a couple to share.

If interested, let me know so I bring to swap.

Leslie Reply:


If you didn’t get what you wanted at the swap, let me know. I’ve got daylilies and irises galore and I’m sure there are some purple coneflowers I could dig up as well. I’m just east of the Lewisville store.

BobbieMarch 30th, 2009 at 7:59 pm


I live by the Arlington Store - And would LOVE anything anyone can’t get rid of - I would love a beautiful yard!!! I have some cannas I can share -

My only problem is - I can’t make the stores on Saturday’s - I am a performer at Scarbourgh Faire & it’s Showtime - Anyone up to Week Day Evenings????

Thank you

MaryMarch 30th, 2009 at 10:01 pm

Lewisville store:

Have: purple hyacinth bean seeds, lemon balm, ice plant, another ground cover that can’t recall, sedum,possibly red yucca & yellow columbine seedlings

Like: an eastern red cedar seedling or any size, lillies, shade loving (but has to survive dry xeriscape), white gregi and almost any perenial that doesn’t spread. The lemon balm wasn’t even mine - it came over from my neighbor’s yard - I love it,but don’t want too many plants that I have to “control”.

Sonjia Reply:

hey mary,
i’ll be at lewisville from noon till one.
look for me & see if I have anything that interests you….lemon balm sounds interesting. I killed ice plant, so it wasn’t too happy at my home (oops). yellow columbine, sedums all sound nice. Anyway, I have some very hardy, low maintenance sun plants. Not really anything for shade.

BeckyMarch 31st, 2009 at 7:16 am

This will be my first garden in Texas. We purchased a home in Burleson and I will bring some plants from around the house. I don’t know the names of much, but I will try hard to find out. I will be at the Cooper Street location and look up to anyone that could give me advice on Texas gardening.

MaryanneMarch 31st, 2009 at 11:38 am

I have many nice size cuttings of the Dieffenbachia plant - a lovely indoor plant for indirect light. Looking for Lemon balm, rosemary, peppermint and/or star jasmine. Will be at the Lewisville store on Saturday at noon.

Lora Reply:

I have rosemary cuttings, and mint potted up you may have. Lora

Sue BreakerMarch 31st, 2009 at 2:02 pm

I have thinned my iris beds so have many bearded iris to give away at the Lewisville swap if anyone wants some. They are crimson with velvet yellow beards and grow about 30 in tall… Almost maintenace type of plant. Also have some cannas in red, yellow and orange/pink. This last one is named Miss Oklahoma.

Lora Reply:

Would love some of the red irises! Is there anything in particular you are looking for in trade that I might have? Lora

Nan Reply:

Would like to get some red irises! They sound gorgeous. I have
Rosemary cuttings
Zepherine Drouhin rose cuttings (fuschia flower - thornless climber)
New Dawn rose cuttings (blush lt. pink flower - super thorny climber)
Louisiana fig tree cuttings
Columbine - yellow
Variegated Artemesia - yellow/lt. green (invasive)

Would you like any of these?
Thanks a bunch!

kathy Reply:

I would love the Zepherine Drouhin rose cuttings. I have purchase a new
house and dont ahve anything to swap. I will be at the Lewisvile locations

Nan Reply:


Will bring you the Zeph. If you need some bushes, mention it to me when
you see me. I will be wearing a purple Grapevine Garden Club t-shirt.

Thanh-Nha Reply:

I would love some of your crimson irises. Thanks.
I have some Louisiana irises if you would some.

Jimmy SalazarMarch 31st, 2009 at 5:21 pm

I have some cast iron plants to share.

I would like to find some shade loving elephant ears or other shade loving perennials.

Please meet me at the Lewisville Calloways if you are interested.

RoxaneMarch 31st, 2009 at 10:28 pm

I will be at Lewisville. I will also bring some four o’clocks if anybody wants they. They self seed and are everywhere. May bring some apple blossom salvia and some Lady in Red. Both are very tough and thrive everywhere. Not sure if Turk’s Cap has made an apperance yet.

Forgot to add that I would love irises, cannas, daisies, wandering jews, herbs, tough mint.
Anything that is self sufficient once established. Also, would like the purple passion vine that I had to leave in San Antonio.

email is cristrxn@tx.rr. com
I work strange hours so I might be slow to reply

Sudha Reply:

I would love some four o’clocks, and Turk’s cap if you have any. I have some alyssum and a couple of trailing Vincas if you would like those.
Thanks, Sudha.
Lewisville location

Nan Reply:


I would like some alyssum and vincas! I’ll be in a purple t-shirt.

Joanna Reply:

I’ll bring plenty of irises and some green wandering jew to trade for any of those you mentioned. Hope to find you in Lewisville.

Tamara Reply:

Hi Roxane,

I’d love some of your four o’clocks! I have some purple irises that I’m bringing. I’ll have on a purple tee and jeans and will have my 3 year old daughter tagging along.


TerriHaloApril 1st, 2009 at 4:34 pm

okay anyone. I’m flower madd. Had wonderful perennial garden about 2 yrs ago but due to circumstances it fell into a more disrepair. Now I want it back. The variety. the flashes of color.
I ‘ve 2 roses.
FIRST: a lovely fragrant yellow (although not a climber the parent plant has grown up over 7 feet -eves of my home.
SECOND: Also DO have a Don Juan red climber. this rose is vibrant when blooms. I’ve one stringer that’s growing from base now. and has buds about to bloom? I’d hate to cut her at this point unless REALLY wants.
THIRD: I’ve a cutting from a Trumpet Vine (orange) but VERY invasive. bird offering that keeps on giving if you know what I mean.
FOURTH: orange daylillies

LOOKING FOR: 1)Russian Sage. 2)Antique verbena 3)Camellia 4)dwarf yellow canna

KathyApril 1st, 2009 at 5:07 pm

I have the following perennials available:

2 turks cap
greek oregano
iris rhizomes, light purple w/gold accents
heirloom chrysanthamins, pale pink that fades to white
short variety of Mexican petunias
2 TX gold colombines

I would love to find some daylilies and coneflowers!

Miki Reply:

I would love to have some turks cap. Will try to find you in the Lewisville location.

Kathy Reply:

I’ll try to be there about 11 or 11:30 am.

Sonjia Reply:

Hi Kathy,
I have some daylilly & coneflower (though can’t tell what color till they’re blooming).
I’ll pull some for you & look for you at Lewisv. store.
I’d love some Colombine if you still have some to share :)

KathyApril 1st, 2009 at 5:09 pm

I forgot to say I will be at the Lewisville location.

Russ AApril 1st, 2009 at 10:46 pm

Will be at Lewisville Location

HAVE: Paperwhite bulbs, Purple / Blue iris rhizomes, white creeping phlox, aloe vera

WANT: Any Tx Native or hardy perennial that does well in shade / partial shade, including columbine, hosta, wood fern, holly fern, inland sea oats, dwarf palmetto


Nan Reply:


I would be interested in your white creeping phlox. I have some yellow columbine for you.


Sonjia Reply:

I’ll be at lewisville,
would be interested in white phlox, but don’t have any shade plants to trade.
i have lots of sun plants. if interested, look me up. i’ll be there from noon till close to one.

Tamara Reply:

Hi Russ,

I sent you an email too. I’m interested in trading for some of your paperwhite bulbs and aloe vera. I have nandina bushes, crape myrtle cuttings and monkey grass to trade.


Melanie KApril 2nd, 2009 at 8:11 am

I will be at the Lewisville location.
I have a LOT of Caladium bulbs. Some are white & green and some are pink & green. They are bagged separately.
I need hearty sun loving flowers, flowering plants or greenery that will spill over pots.

Joanna Reply:

I’d like some of the Caladiums. See you at Lewisville.

Melanie K Reply:

Great, I would love some wandering jew and orange crocosmia if you have any left. I will be wearing a brown t-shirt and jeans.

Nan Reply:


I’d be interested in some caladiums. I will be in a purple Grapevine Garden Club t-shirt. See you there!

Melanie K Reply:

I would love some rosemary, columbine, Louisiana fig or zepherine drouhin rose if you have any left. I will be wearing a brown t-shirt and jeans.

Tamara Reply:

I would love some of the pink & green Caladium. I have purple Iris and Nandina w/ red berries if you are interested in either of those. I will be at Lewisville also.

Melanie K Reply:

Great! I woul love some of the Nandina with red berries. I will be wearing a brown t-shirt and jeans.

Tamara Reply:

Yay! I’ll have on a purple tee and jeans and have a 3 year old little girl with me. :)

Sonjia Reply:

I would love any color caladiums. I have lots of sun-loving plants. see if i have anything that interests you. I’ll have a wagonfull of goodies :)

JoannaApril 2nd, 2009 at 1:08 pm

Lewisville location

Bringing: (ideas on how people are bringing theirs???)
Iris - white & pale purple
Wandering Jew - green
Creeping Ficus - green
Crocosmia - orange

Would like:
Caladium bulbs
shade bloomers

Also have some indoor plant clippings:
Emerald Philodendron
mini angelwing begonia

Sonjia Reply:

hey j,
i potted the smaller stuff. other plants are in plastic bag w/soil & well-watered.

afraid all my plants are sun, but welcome to see if anything interests you :)

Becky BertoniApril 2nd, 2009 at 4:52 pm

Lewisville Calloway’s

I will bring
early blooming short purple irises
early blooming tall white irises
Greek oregano clippings–can use in pots or in the ground, last through the winter

I will be looking for arugula, spider lilies, and columbine.

Becky BertoniApril 2nd, 2009 at 4:57 pm


Does anyone have any Mexican Milkweed?

Karen Reply:

Calloway’s had it stock a few weeks ago. I have new plants but not enough to share this year.

Paula Reply:

I bought seeds at

Becky Reply:

Thanks, Paula and Karen.

I may try a native plant sale coming up April 17 in McKinney.

GordonApril 2nd, 2009 at 8:10 pm

I have some Milk and Wine Crinum lillys to trade. (lots)
I’m looking for Cannas, Daylillies, Irises, Hostas, Firebush. I love Bulbs and need perrinaials. I’ll be at the lewisville location.

Joanna Reply:

I’d like to trade with you on the Crinum. I have Irises, a few Daylillies, and some Crocosmia as for bulbs. See you at Lewisville

Gordon Reply:

Thanks, I’ll be there about noon. I’m in a red Toyota Tundra pickup with bedcover.

Julie CApril 2nd, 2009 at 9:25 pm

Arlington location

I will bring to trade:
Lamb’s ear
Country Girl chrysanthemums
Some tall Mexican petunia seedlings (pink)
Canna bulbs–tall, red
A few old fashioned iris divisions
Possibly some Powis Castle artemesia cuttings (if they have rooted) and some catmint

I’m looking for:
purple American beautyberry
yellow columbines

Looking forward to the swap!

Debbie JonesApril 2nd, 2009 at 10:00 pm

Lewisville Location
I would love to have some bamboo (Yes bamboo) I have 5 acres and need to screen off a area. If you have any I am willing to dig it up and replace the hole with top soil.
I also would like waterlillies.
I will bring small oaks-live, blackjack and post potted. I have magnolia seeds, nandina plants and yaupon holly tree plants. lots of rosemary and blackberry bushes.

Nan Reply:


I would be interested in the blackberry! I don’t have anything on your list, but feel free to take something I have if you like it! :)

As for the bamboo, keep a lookout on the “free” section of Craigslist…it seems like someone always wants theirs dug up!

I will be in a purple Grapevine Garden Club t-shirt.

MimiApril 3rd, 2009 at 1:28 am

I wish I had known about this swap sooner. I just gave away some of my ‘babies’ to my neighbor 2 weeks ago~! :(

But I still save some for raining days like this:

HAVE: Daylilies/Iris (Black)/baby Easter Lily
WANT: Iris (Blue/Purple)/Daililies/Any Bulbs or anything you’d like to share
Location: Arlington 4/4

Tracy Rector Reply:

Come look for us, we have tons of purple and yellow iris plants. We have a yellow wagon - three women with loads of iris plants……tourquoise blue jacket and black baseball cap…in Arlington

DebraApril 3rd, 2009 at 9:18 am

Single parent, just rented a house with LOTS of flower beds but the elderly couple that lived there didn’t have anything but bushes. So I have LOTS of room, and nothing to get started with. I’ll be happy with any cuttings, bulbs, whatever… I just don’t have anything right now to return the favor except a nice THANK YOU! I had a beautiful yard in a previous home I owned and I realy miss my color in my flower beds. I love daylilies, iris, amaryliss, cannas - anything for sun or for shade, as I have plenty of places for both. My daughter is learning how to prepare and plant beds, so this will be a good experience for her too. Thanks much!

Sonjia Reply:

what location???

KazumiApril 3rd, 2009 at 9:28 am

I will have the following plants to swap @ Dairy Ashford location:

– Freesia laxa: featured on the Houston Chronicle as one of top 10 naturalizing bulbs in Houston ( )
– Bulbine (“yellow & orange” variety)
– Gladiolas (white flower)

Looking for the following, but not limited to:

- Coneflower
- Camellia
- Mock Orange
- Star Flower (Ipheion)
- Peacock Ginger
- White Shrimp Plant
- Jasmine
- Cannas (Orange/red & big)

MaryanneApril 3rd, 2009 at 10:41 am

Lora and or Nan, thank you for the offer of the rosemary! Lora, I would love the potted mint.
Roxanne, besides the Dieffenbachia I am bringing, I will bring some purple wandering jew you may have. Will be at Lewisville at noon wearing blue denim jacket with beaded flowers on back. ;-).

Lora Reply:

Maryanne, I will save you a mint. Will be wearing University of North Texas Green TShirt and will be there at noon.

SuzyApril 3rd, 2009 at 1:42 pm

Dairy Ashford.

I have lemon balm, chocolate mint, garlic chives, and walking iris in pots. Can also bring cuttings of yellow shrimp plant, oregano, and creeping (prostrate) rosemary. (Can you tell my herb garden is thriving?)

I’m not sure what I’d like to bring home, other than something colorful. I have lots of shady spots, and some sunny spots. Maybe angel trumpet, turk’s cap, hostas? Any other suggestions?

It sounds like the Lewisville event is going to have a lot more people than the Houston event!

Marsia SeydouxApril 3rd, 2009 at 3:13 pm

I am coming to Dairy Ashford I will have an albulton and some cuttings of various plants. I may have some bat faced cuphea if it has rooted

TamaraApril 3rd, 2009 at 3:28 pm


- purple Iris
- Nandina bush w/ red berries
- Crape Myrtle cuttings
*might have a few other things to bring with also.

- pink/green caladium
- hydrangea
- mexican feather grass
* Anything in pink, white, purple, blue or green color families that will work well in partial sun. Let me know what you have, I’m open! :)


Tamara Reply:

Anyone interested in swaping:

I’ll be wearing a purple v-neck tee and jeans. I’ll have my 3 year old daughter with me too. :)

See you there!

BarbaraApril 3rd, 2009 at 3:32 pm

I live in Rowlett which is east. I can’t make the swaps this weekend. I love plants but haven’t had a lot of luck in TX so I don’t really have any to swap. I am from Kentucky and I moved in the wintertime and couldn’t bring any with me. I would love any kind of plant that would do well in TX especially in sun as well as the shade. I live on 2 acreas and have a lot of sun and a few shady spots. I am trying to find plants that are drought tolerant but will accept anything someone is willing to part with. Hopefully next year I will be able to return the favor of swaping plants. I am basically starting from scratch. I would be willing to drive to pick up if not too far. If you have anything to share and willing to share with a plant lover you can email me at Thanks I can’t wait to get started growing some beautiful plants here in TX.

Barbara Reply:

I would be most grateful for any bulbs, cuttings, seeds, anthing to start a beautiful plant off. I especially like daylillies, iris, sedum, cannans, anything that blooms or has a scent.

JudyApril 3rd, 2009 at 8:30 pm

I will be at the Lewisville store with some wood fern, a little bit of umbrella plant, a couple of red cannas, not sure what else. I would love some WESTERIA and some MORNING GLORIES.

Sonjia Reply:

hi judy,
i grow morning glory every year & have a few that have wandered into the main beds. I can’t be sure color, but will put them into a pot for you. This time of year, they are very tiny! If interested in swapping, I’d love some wood fern.

I’ll be at Lville store by noon & will have to leave by 1:00.
Look for me!
sonjia :)

lyn'April 3rd, 2009 at 9:59 pm

Please stop by and give me anything that is left over from the swap. I just relocated here. Thanks!

lyn'April 3rd, 2009 at 10:06 pm

Please stop by and give me anything that is left over from the swap. I just relocated here. Thanks! I will be at the Dairy Ashford location
Thanks in advance for any contribution

SonjiaApril 3rd, 2009 at 10:43 pm


Anyone looking for SONJIA, I’ll be wearing a denim baseball cap, and blue/yellow/pink vertical striped shirt.
I’ll be there from 12:00 till 12:45

excited for tomorrow!

ChadApril 3rd, 2009 at 11:37 pm

Hello Everyone,

I”m new to the area, and working off what came with the yard. I’ll be at the Lewisville location with white Iris, and ajuga (Bugleweed). I’m looking for anything that does well in the Denton area as I’m not from around here and still not really sure what works with the hot summers and cold winters here. Looking forward to seeing and meeting everyone.

Tamara Reply:

Hi Chad,

I’d like to swap for some of your white Iris and Ajuga. I have purple Iris, Nandina bushes (w/ red berries), monkey grass and Crape Myrtle cuttings. If you are interested in any of those let me know! I’ll have on a purple tee and have my 3 year old daughter with me.


Sonjia Reply:

hey chad,
would love ajuga! i have lots of great plants & welcome to DENTON :)
we’ll have to swap contact info & can send you seeds later in the season!
(lewisville swap)

Tracy RectorApril 4th, 2009 at 10:28 am

We hav numerous iris plants to split. Mostly purple and yellow. Would love to swap for wood ferns and hostas or other plants. We’ll be at the Arlington location!!

AlApril 4th, 2009 at 1:10 pm

who needs WEED?


LeslieApril 4th, 2009 at 1:56 pm

Anyone near northwest Carrollton (I’m just east of the Lewisville store) that didn’t get enough daylilies, asters, or irises at the swap, let me know. I’ve still got plenty.

SudhaApril 4th, 2009 at 2:13 pm

Thanks a ton to all the people who gave shared their plants with me: Nan, Sonjia, Wayne, Debbie and the lady who gave me rosemary.
Thanks, Calloways!

TamaraApril 4th, 2009 at 4:18 pm

Thank you Calloway’s for putting this event on. My afternoon is quite busy getting all of my new plants in the ground. I appreciate everyone who came and shared their plants with such generosity! I hope we all have beautiful yards to share next year. :)

Julie CApril 4th, 2009 at 5:17 pm

Thanks, Calloway’s!!

The plant swap at the Arlington store couldn’t have been better! We’re hoping that you plan to do this again soon! Lots of nice people with plants and knowledge to share……

Tim SApril 4th, 2009 at 6:28 pm

Wow, the perfect thing for me, the cheap gardener. I’m done planting my iris (wifey is happy, she loves iris). Thanks Calloways, and all the gardeners who parted with their beloved plants!

SonjiaApril 4th, 2009 at 6:43 pm

WOW! Thanks Calloways & all you awesome gardening folks for the fun swap.
Busy, busy getting plants into the ground. Love, Love, Love my new little babies :)
I’ll cherish each one and remember the delightful time spent with each of you.

Several of yall asked for seeds. I won’t forget you. Keep an eye on your mailboxes
around august :)

Thanks again,

Marci Reply:

Sonjia, it was a joy meeting you. The yarrow plants I received from you and Julie are in the ground and already perking up. Sonjia, if you do ever come across some clematis seeds, let me know. My email is: My thanks to you, and to Julie and the lovely lady (Deetha?) who gave me the Autumn Joy Sedum and the Purple Coneflower.

Hope to see you all at the September swap!!

Carol SchumanApril 4th, 2009 at 8:14 pm

That Arlington swap was the first swap I’ve ever gone to, I’ll definately be back if they do another. Thanks Calloways, and thanks everyone, it was so much fun!

lyn'April 4th, 2009 at 8:29 pm

The plant swap in Houston was terrible!!!! It was not what I expected at all. It was surely not worth the trip. I wouldn’t call it a swap. The real good plant was on some carst and was not available for swapping as it belonged to someone that wasn’t there. You put your plants out on the table and leave just about. Granted I didn’t have much, but mines was potted and I even left extra pots (8 of them). The only unpotted plant was the ginger. I posted what I and received none that I asked for. I was told that it was over and I had arrived way before the 2pm stated time and well into the first hour that was posted. I felt that they wanted me to just leave my things and go. There was a extremely nice lady whom gave me her plants and that is how I really received anything . When I stated that I didn’t want to take all her plant, but wanted to leave some for other she insist. Thanks goodness for her because I would never go to another swap if it wasn’t for her. I should of waited for the Mercer Swap, but wanted to see what a swap was like so I went to this one. Now I don’t have anything to swap at the Mercer one and will not go without anything so that means next year for me to check and see if that one is the same as this one. I hate the Corneluis Swap in Houston, and I will tell all about my experiences. Do not go there, make the ride and go somewhere else.

Kimberly Reply:


I am so sorry that you had a poor experience at the Cornelius swap. We truly wanted to arrange something to benefit local gardeners and bring them together. I hope you’ll collect more plants and give it another try in the Fall. What we learned from this first event is that we should suggestion that swappers get to the event early, bring lawn chairs and wagons (if you have them) to pull your plants around with you. We are learning how we can do this better in the future. And we certainly hope you’ll give one of our swaps another try. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you. And if you have plant questions any of our Texas Certified Nursery professionals would welcome your questions or you could attend one of our free Saturday clinics. We are passionate about gardening and we aim to feed that same passion for Texas gardeners.

Best regards,

Kimberly (with Calloway’s and Cornelius Nursery)

William CoberlyApril 4th, 2009 at 9:30 pm

Arlington Swap…….it was interesting, informative, and well worth the effort. Thanks Calloways for providing the snacks and water. Now I will stop calling my bleeding hearts bleeding hearts since I found out that they are really turks cap!! I did miss out on some hens and chicks and also meeting C.J. RIDGE!! Maybe next year. Peace!

C.J. RIDGE Reply:

Hi William:

I’m so sorry I did not get to meet you. I arrived at the Arlington Swap around 1:00 p.m. and definitely was looking forward to meeting you and getting some bleeding hearts, only to find out they are “turks cap!” Well, we’re both “surprised!”

I look forward to meeting you at the next swap, take care until then and…

I’m out!


Paula Reply:


Since you were later than expected, I got the little althea that William was saving for you. I haven’t planted it, so if you want to meet sometime at the Calloway’s, I’ll bring it to you.


DeborahApril 4th, 2009 at 9:32 pm

Thanks, Calloways!! The Arlington swap was the first swap ever for me. Everyone was so nice and generous. I hope to be better prepared for the fall date.

PaulaApril 6th, 2009 at 12:29 pm

Thanks, Calloways and everyone at the Arlington swap. My dog Molly and I had a great time.

C.J. RIDGEApril 6th, 2009 at 2:23 pm

Thanks, Calloways, for such a lovely time at the Arlington swap! Let’s do this AGAIN!

TO: My fellow gardners…

WHO out there wants to join me in asking, “did we have a BLAST at the Arlington swap or what? Absolutely!

Everyone take care of yourselves, your new-found plants, and here’s to looking forward to seeing you fellow gardners at the next swap!

Peace..and I’m out!!!


LanierApril 6th, 2009 at 7:16 pm

Now, ya’ll be sure to protect your new plants tonight. It may freeze tonight in the DFW area and getting down in the 30’s in Houston.

I had fun in Arlington too and will definitely plan to be in Hurst in September. I promise to try to get my herbs started sooner so as to have larger plants to transfer for the fall. (I had the scraggly tarragon which some graciously traded with me for all sorts of nice things.)

Please make suggestions on here to Calloways for the swaps in September. I heard that Calloways will probably only host swap meets at stores that have the larger parking lots. We need to all wear name tags next time and maybe have separate blogs for each different location to avoid confusion. Those that labeled their flowering plants with the color were smart! And so was the lady with the wagon who could walk and talk and trade at the same time. Those without wagons could probably use lawn chairs and maybe small umbrellas. The photos with descriptions from the web were helpful. Now, what do ya’ll think?

Tamara Reply:

I TOTALLY agree about having separate blogs for each location. I was going to suggest the same thing. It would be so much easier to see who and what will be at each location with out having to wade through everyone’s replies and trying to figure out if they will be at the same location as you.

Name tags would be awesome too. I’d be willing to bring a package of them with me in the fall so we would have them for people who didn’t remember to bring one.

There was one person at the swap I went to who had obviously been to plant swaps before. She brought cups, baggies and LABELS (!) for all of her plants. Smart woman! I know by the end I was confused as to what all I had to take home with me. I plan on bring the same things as her to the next swap. I know it would make it so much easier for the people I’m swapping with.

DawnApril 7th, 2009 at 6:28 am

Thank you Cornelius in Houston
It was a small swap but I had fun and picked up a few nice things. Houston has two large swaps (mercer and Galveston county) and this was right in the middle so it may have accounted for the low turnout. Anyway I enjoyed talking with a few nice gardening folks
So thanks to all that arranged it

KimberlyApril 8th, 2009 at 12:40 am

Read the article that ran in the Dallas Morning News about the Calloway’s plant swap. Post your feedback and comments at the bottom of the article and build interest for the next one. The Fall Calloway’s and Cornelius plant swaps should be even bigger and better! In all about 50 attended each of the two DFW swaps and around 16 in Houston. Spread the word and join us again this Fall!

LillianApril 9th, 2009 at 4:48 pm

Thank you Calloway’s for hosting the Arlington plant swap! The drinks were greatly appreciated. Everyone was so generous with their plants and their advice.

I like the suggestion of somehow identifying which store we plan to visit and perhaps name tags. My wagon was a help, but I found I needed a bigger one! :)

See you all in Hurst in the fall.

SuzzaneApril 18th, 2009 at 7:36 am

I have a beautiful orchid - just received it this past week. I have no talent keeping these plants alive -
If you are an orchid lover, please let me know. The tag that came with the plant says
PHALAENOSIS Orchid. The flowers are white with purple edges and pink centers. And sadly its already beginning to go downhill due to the fact that I own it! It also has very healthy green leaves at the bottom.

I would love to have any perennials that do well in the sun in Texas summers…

DeannaApril 23rd, 2009 at 1:34 pm

I don’t have plants for swapping, but my question is this: Do any of you gardeners have a remedy for the offshoots from Yopon Holly? I know there are growth inhibitors that work successfully on some plants, but I don’t know which inhibitors will work on Yopons.

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