Unfortunate incident

uncgardener(7b NC)May 10, 2008

My DH thought the manila envelope I keep my seed packets in was trash!!!! He was 'cleaning' out the 'man room' which also happens to be our office. Such is life, but I almost went dumpster diving. Thought I'd share as he doesn't seem to understand what the big deal is, I need someone to commiserate with....anyone else ever had this happen?

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medontdo(8)

i've read about these befor!! ohhhh how sad!! this one lady put it in a shoe box and her cleaning lady and the cleaning lady threw the out. most people are so willing to help ya out after things like this, :')) if ya post what was thrown out people will be more than willing to help, i'm sure, we'll check too. MEN!!!!!!!! LOL Medo
P.S. don't forget to post here what that ol hubs threw out **giggling**

    Bookmark   May 10, 2008 at 11:05PM
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agirlsgirl(6 SW-PA)

Send me a list of what he threw out,maybe I can help replenish some of your loss! :) Ugh! MEN!!!!
~ Angie...who is very busy,but can always find time to help a fellow seed addict! :)

    Bookmark   May 10, 2008 at 11:26PM
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chrizty

i woulda put some gloves on n went dumpster diving!! lol
send me a list too :)

    Bookmark   May 10, 2008 at 11:36PM
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lindaruzicka(Z6 PA)

How awful! Send me a list and I'll see if I have anything that got "trashed"..

    Bookmark   May 11, 2008 at 8:26AM
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plant-one-on-me(MI 5b)

I can fully understand. I was working in the back when my husband came around and said "You'd better tell those garden people that if they send you something to put on new postage. I told the mailman to take back the envelope I wasn't paying $1.47 for a bunch of seeds." He didn't even ask me what was going on he just sent them back. He doesn't understand how much fun this is for me. Now I have someone out there generous enough to send me seeds and I don't even know who to thank and tell them what happened since I don't even know from what state they came from.

Sometime I just want to kick him in the backside! He can be so great at times and others so frustrating. I guess I have to keep him though since it took me 26 years to train him...guess I need a few more years of practice lOL. Kim

    Bookmark   May 11, 2008 at 8:43AM
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west_texas_peg(8a West Cen TX)

Kim,
I've been working on training mine for close to 43 years (3 more months if he makes it!) and I don't think I am any closer to having him trained that I was when I started LOL.

Communication is the BIGGEST problems...He: "Oh, I thought it was that plant you wanted dug out!!" Me: "No, dear, I just planted that wonderful plant a dear, sweet GW person shared with me!"

Peggy

    Bookmark   May 11, 2008 at 9:00AM
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uncgardener(7b NC)

Haha, all of your stories have helped me see the humor in this a bit more, thanks! I guess I'll still keep him, he did renovate our house and build me a raised vegetable garden, although now the seeds I was going to plant in it are gone, lol. I will try and compile a list for those of you who offered, that is the sweetest thing ever! Have a great day everyone! Keep the stories coming if you have them.
Kara (who knows for sure now men are from mars and women are from venus ;) )

    Bookmark   May 11, 2008 at 9:17AM
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uncgardener(7b NC)

The List:
Veggies and Herbs I hadn't quite got planted yet
*Melon- early dew ( but at this point I'll take anything hehe)
*Cucumber- Bush champion
*Eggplant-Black beauty
*basil-genovese and lemon-lime
(so glad I already started the tomatoes and peppers!)

Flowers (many I can get the commercial packs but here are the ones I thought may be harder to recoup)
*coneflower-harvest moon, bravado, sunrise
*Gaillardia-magic carpet, razzle dazzle
*Lunaria
*Blackberry Lily
*Moudry Black Fountain Grass
*Scabiosa-salmon queen and ace of spades
*pink obedient plant
*Love lies Bleeding
*Hardy Hibiscus- I had red and pink
*spilanthes oleracea (eyeball plant)
*Baptisia
*trumpet vine-yellow and orange
*cleome
*Malva Zebrina
*Butterfly Pea vine
*Maypop
*Cypress Vine
*Scarlett runner vine
*Love in a mist
*Sweet Pea- Black Night
*variegated hosta
Osteospermum- white w/purple eye

(there are many more *sigh* but these are the ones I cared the most about, more common things I'll go buy off the rack at Lowe's or something...actually hubs can buy them for me!!!)
Thanks, Kara

    Bookmark   May 11, 2008 at 9:49AM
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chrizty

i have these
cleome
Malva Zebrina
Love in a mist
Cypress Vine
Scarlett runner bean vine i only have 4 seeds, could send you 2 if thats ok
send me e-mail with your adress if you want them :)

    Bookmark   May 11, 2008 at 1:56PM
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lindaruzicka(Z6 PA)

I think I may have blackberry lily and I know I have some eyeball plant seeds...let me check

    Bookmark   May 11, 2008 at 2:15PM
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lindaruzicka(Z6 PA)

okay, I do have the blackberry lily, and a few eyeball seeds. I also have some columbine and some lantana mix if you'd like those!..let mek now...Linda

    Bookmark   May 11, 2008 at 2:42PM
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uncgardener(7b NC)

Chrizty and Linda, I sent you both emails. Gardeners are so wonderful :)
Kara

    Bookmark   May 11, 2008 at 5:57PM
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chrizty

Nicotania sp.
Morning glories-unusual colors/patterns
Clematis- any

these were on your wants list, might as well add them hee hee :)
i have morning glories flying scaucers if ya want them, some how i ended buying two pks lol n clematis from a swap i ment to winter sow n didnt, pink n purple.
i also have a few love lies bleeding seeds.
n a few hibicus pink or white the pk dont say if there hardy or not.

    Bookmark   May 11, 2008 at 6:18PM
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medontdo(8)

i "may" have some maypop left and if your not to picky about stuff i can send ya some of what i dont sow, so i can get some more, **heh heh heh onery laugh** like i don't have enough to "try" to plant right now!!! just wait till its time to plant these babies!!! LOL email me and i'll get somethings sent off!! many hugs!!! i'm a brand new anunti again!!! to a new girli!!! :'))

    Bookmark   May 11, 2008 at 6:31PM
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uncgardener(7b NC)

Medo, I am sending you an email! You are so funny haha, give some away so you can get more. I am in no way picky, bring it on :)

Chrizty, It all sounds wonderful! I am so happy and excited now, when last night I was practically in tears *huge huge grin* Did you get me email?

Hugs to All!!!!
Kara

    Bookmark   May 11, 2008 at 6:57PM
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plant-one-on-me(MI 5b)

I have some scarlet runner beans, bush cucumbers and watermelon you can have. I also have other veggies if you still need them. LMK your addy and I will send along. Kim

    Bookmark   May 11, 2008 at 7:58PM
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chrizty

i mailed out your envy this morn
i stuck 2 cobeaea seeds i had leftover in there, you might have better luck as your zones warmer than mine, the seeds i started a few weeks ago havent poped out the soil yet, but i checked by pokin the soil around n seen the white stem thing commin out the seed *whoohoo!*lol

i googles those eyeball [toothache plants] those are so cool lookin! ill haveta get me some next year. the seedrack has em.:)
christy

    Bookmark   May 12, 2008 at 7:59AM
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uncgardener(7b NC)

Christy, how awesome I have always wanted to try those and have the perfect place if they grow. You all have been too generous I do not feel like I deserve all this! I can't wait until I find someone else in need so I can return the favor!!!!
Kara

    Bookmark   May 12, 2008 at 8:46AM
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blue_ivy(5 IN)

Kara,

I'm so sorry to hear about this tragedy! I have a bunch of stuff I could share, if you are into small amounts. Maybe we should get together again soon! Check out my trade page as it is somewhat updated, and let me know what I can pull for you!

    Bookmark   May 12, 2008 at 10:33AM
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dcarpenter(z7 DFW/TX)

Kara, I would be happy to share some of my seeds with you too. Send me your address and I'll send you a surprise package that you can either use for yourself or use for trades. Thanks.

Darlene

    Bookmark   May 12, 2008 at 11:51AM
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uncgardener(7b NC)

Darlene, I sent you an email :)

Tola, anything you have would be great, at this point I am not picky at all and small amounts are more than sufficient. We should meet sometime soon at the NC Botanical Gardens!

Thanks everyone, I never expected all of this good will and I feel quite loved :)
Kara

    Bookmark   May 12, 2008 at 12:20PM
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agirlsgirl(6 SW-PA)

Hi Kara! :) I have:
lunaria
black scabiosa
Love lies bleeding
Eyeball plant ( I have lots of this I could share)
Trumpet vine orange and yellow
cleome
blue pea vine
I have so many others also,email me the list of ones you were going to buy,no use buying them if I have them! :) Also my Mom is a UNC employee also! :) Hope to hear from you soon!
~Angie

    Bookmark   May 12, 2008 at 1:24PM
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uncgardener(7b NC)

Sent you an email Angie! :)

    Bookmark   May 12, 2008 at 5:36PM
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proudgm_03(6 MO)

Kara,
Check my list and see if I have anything you are interested in. Send me an email.

    Bookmark   May 13, 2008 at 6:58AM
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uncgardener(7b NC)

proudgm, sent you an email! :)

    Bookmark   May 13, 2008 at 11:58AM
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chrizty

hi Kara
did you get the seeds i sent ya?

    Bookmark   May 20, 2008 at 9:56AM
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uncgardener(7b NC)

Christy, I sent you an email when I got them last week. Hmmm, maybe it didn't go through? I do want to tell you again thank you so so so much, many of the seeds are already in the ground :) You were so wonderful to send me all those seeds. My husband says thanks also since he no longer has to sleep on the couch lol :)
Kara

    Bookmark   May 20, 2008 at 10:52AM
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chrizty

Hi Kara
must not of went through, that happend a few times for me. so glad ya got em!! n LOL glad your hubs dont have to sleep on the couch anymore LOL

    Bookmark   May 20, 2008 at 12:30PM
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