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Comment by Matt Lancaster on March 8, 2012 at 11:04am

Hi Portland Gardeners-

It's been a month since I first posted my interest in a plant swap - and with the cooperating weather lately, perhaps now is a better time to ask.

So, if anyone would be interested in a plant swap, I could arrange the details.  But I need to know if we have a critical mass to make it worth the effort.

The plants I have to offer are all healthy and vigorous transplants from my garden and include:

  • Autumn Joy Sedum - multiples
  • Fireworks Goldenrod/Solidago - multiples
  • Mossy Saxifrage Touran Deep Red - one
  • Eryngium varifolium/Sea Holly - one
  • Petasites/Golden Coltsfoot - multiples

If you are interested in swapping, please post.

Thanks.

Matt

Comment by Bianca Salerno on February 24, 2012 at 12:39pm

I've got seeds, not plants. If anyone likes squash, you're more than welcome. Fordhook zucchini, yellow straightneck, early golden crookneck, table queen and winter butternut. Just moved into a new place-- would love plants, but need some pots and soil (space is sorely limited.)

Comment by Angela Higgins on February 24, 2012 at 11:18am

Hey Matt, wish I had something to swap but I don't! I actually need to head to a few nurseries to fill in a few bald spots.

Comment by Matt Lancaster on February 11, 2012 at 9:10pm

With Spring planting season about to start, would anyone be interested in a plant swap meet? 

I've got a bunch of plants that I no long want, that are healthy and that need a new home.  I would love to trade for something.

I suspect there are more of you like me out there.

If I get a half-dozen takers on this, I'll set a date and place.  Probably on a Saturday in the next month.

Please reply!!

Matt Lancaster

Designer

www.cascadegardendesign.com

 

Comment by Angela Higgins on November 18, 2011 at 6:07pm
Comment by PDX Nature Nut on March 16, 2011 at 7:13pm
I miss the vegetable garden I had at my old place, but I've completely re-landscaped my new place using native species to conserve water.  Speaking of native species, has anyone heard about using native Mason bees to help pollinate your garden?
Comment by Hank Delison on April 21, 2010 at 9:03am
I ran across this question in a forum I am a part of for the OSU Master Gardener program. This question took me back to when I graduated from high school, almost half a century ago. This reply is part of a blog I write.

Back then I had a girlfriend and a ’59 Chevrolet with an AM radio. The girlfriend lived with her family on one acre of land in a small town just north of San Francisco. They weren’t poor, but they certainly weren’t rich. They had a vegetable garden, fruit trees, a berry patch and chickens and bought their meat half a steer at a time from one of the local farmers. They were not “back to the landers”, or “Permaculture” people, just a working class family trying to get by. I got my first taste of real apple cider, grape juice, and raspberry jam with that girlfriend. (I also learned how to slaughter chickens, play bad mitten and French kiss, but that’s another story.)

My girlfriend’s father, Robby, showed me how to test for the PH in the soil by putting some dirt in my mouth and tasting the sweetness or sourness of it. He showed me how to tell if the garden was ready for tilling by squeezing some dirt in my hand and dropping it on the ground. He was doing companion planting, organic gardening and raised beds long before I knew that it was anything special. It just was how he got the most out of the area available.

So here we are today and I see ‘59 Chevys at hot rod shows. AM radio is where talk shows and sports reside. People take classes in “Permaculture” and decide whether to have a vegetable garden by looking for a program to plug into their computers that will make the decision for them.

What happened? When did we get so far away from the land that we have to take classes in gardening, complete with power point presentations? The closest most of us get to where our food comes from is the nearby supermarket, or, if we are really daring, the local farmers market. And even then we get all fussy when we find a worm in an apple; Robby would have just dug it out with his penknife and eaten the apple.

It’s time to take the ear phones out of our ears, turn off the cell phones and computers, and get out of the classrooms and living rooms. Time to grab a shovel, dig up some dirt and get to work growing our own food. Sure we will make mistakes, some of our crops may die, and we will get some blisters on our hands (and yes we will eat some wormy apples.)

I spent an hour this afternoon turning the soil over in the grape plot here at Rose Villa. Tossed some buckwheat seeds around and stirred them into the newly turned soil with a hoe. Was I doing it right, according to what I’d learned in Master Gardener class? Maybe yes, maybe no. But as I was finishing up I realized I had done just what Robby had done in his grapes those many years ago, except he used mustard and I used buckwheat.

Economically beneficial? I really don’t care.
Comment by Angela Higgins on February 2, 2010 at 12:02pm
Sent you a msg, Matt. I have a black mondo...
Comment by Matt Lancaster on February 2, 2010 at 10:47am
Hi Fellow Gardeners,
With a few new members recently, I thought it would be worthwhile posting this again...I'm looking for some black mondo grass that anyone would be willing to part with. I even have some things I could trade for it: coneflower, forsythia shrubs, blueberry.
Matt
Comment by Matt Lancaster on January 16, 2010 at 12:38pm
Hi Portland Gardeners,
I've just joined and was wondering if anyone has any Black Mondo Grass (ophiopogon japonicus) they would be willing to part with. I'll come pick up.
Matt
 

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