marbles_n_the_garden's GardenWeb Exchange Page

To contact me, or learn more about me, see my member page.


Seeds I have to trade:

  • PLEASE E_MAIL ME DIRECTLY AT: Robin_282@yahoo.com with "Seed Swap" as the subject. Thanks.
  • My trading needs. In order to keep myself organized, please hit reply in our correspondence; that way, all the information is right there in the most recent e-mail. Adding a link or address to your trade page is helpful. Please put your shipping address in an e-mail as soon as possible so that I can make a bubble mailer out before putting the seeds in packs. Then, I can put the packs directly into the mailer. I find this very helpful in getting things out quickly.
  • I will do the same for you from my end.
  • Need 4 Seed (N4S) will be up and running again this year! For those of you who don’t know, I started a charity to give folks who have fallen on hard times a chance to lower their food bill by getting an entire garden’s worth of seeds in the mail. N4S has already helped well over 100 families. If you are aware of anyone who could use N4S’s help, please let me know. If you would like to contribute seed, I am willing to trade for them so that I am within the GW guidelines for the Seed Exchange.
  • If anyone wants to go in on a large pack together, I'm game! I plan to buy a couple of "industrial-sized" packs this year.
  • Seeds I have to trade:
  • I will update this list as often as I can.
  • UPDATED 10/20/13
  • ***No seeds shipped where they are prohibited.***
  • Please note that some of my trades are not for the recommended 25 seeds. I do this in hopes to share with more people, and because I do not generally need 25 of something myself. For example, who needs 25 Maple trees? I try to make the appropriate call based on supply and the plant(2005-06 was my first year trading, I joined 2005 October). I hope this is not inconvenient. If you need the 25 of something, I will be happy to oblige as I am able. Thank you. ~Robin
  • This is a partial list until I get to go through my stash! Please ask if you want something in particular...I may have it.
  • **The veggies below are from 2012 season, but are kept well, so no problems sprouting)**
  • VEGGIES:
  • Red Romaine Lettuce
  • Cherry Belle Radish
  • Boothby's Blonde Cucumber
  • Burgundy String Bean
  • White Italian Zucchini
  • Acorn Squash- White
  • Big Max Pumpkin
  • **Everything listed below is from 2013 collection.**
  • FRUIT: (When Ripe)
  • Lingonberry
  • Low-Bush Blueberry
  • Cranberry
  • Rosa Rugosa PINK or WHITE
  • Kousa Dogwood
  • Rhubarb
  • TREES & SHRUBS:
  • Rosa Rugosa PINK or WHITE
  • Kousa Dogwood
  • Fir Tree (Like the Christmas one)
  • Wild Virginia Rose
  • FLOWERS:
  • Maine Wild Lupine
  • Double Soapwort SUPER-SWEET smelling 12"-18" flower clusters at top


Seeds I am looking for:

  • WANT EDIBLES!
  • I am willing to trade beads for some of my hard-to find wants. Please e-mail for pictures if interested.
  • Hello! I have missed my friends at Garden Web. I moved to another state (from Zone 7 to a Zone 5), and I now have 4 acres! Unfortunately, I lost just about everything (garden related) at the other house. There are certain plants/shrubs/trees I will miss very much…they were like old friends. Anyway, I am in need of many things! I am really interested in getting a lot of perennial edibles. I was able to bring my seeds. I hope to work out some swaps here to replace what I lost, as well as trying new things. A great deal of work awaits--especially since the ground here is clay--but I look forward to the results of the (2014) growing season.
  • Things lost that I’d like to replace ASAP. Seeds are fine, plants OK too!
  • Thimbleberry, Rubus parviflorus
  • Saskatoon,
  • Serviceberry, Juneberry, Amelanchier sp.
  • Wild/small type strawberries, Fragaria vesca
  • Partridgeberry, Mitchella repans
  • Honeyberry, Lonicera caerule
  • Creeping Snowberry, Gaultheria hispidula
  • Welsh Onion, Allium
  • Sea berry, Hippophae rhamnoides (Bought some for Winter Sowing)
  • Chokeberry, Aronia melanocarpa
  • Silverbuffalo berry, Sheperdia argentea
  • Elderberry, Sambucus nigra
  • Witch Hazel, Hamamelis sp
  • Looking for:
  • Heirloom Brandywine Pink Tomato Seeds
  • Snap Pea Seeds - Amish Snap
  • Lettuce Seed - Red Amish Deer Tongue Romaine or the green
  • Amish Nuttle Bean Seeds - aka 'Gnuddlebuhn'
  • Amish Pumpkin (Found it! Thanks traders!)
  • Amish Melon (Found it! Thanks traders!)
  • Anything else Amish (I have Amish paste & cherry tomato, carrots)
  • Any Native American edible, ornamental, or plants for dye
  • ***SPECIALS***
  • Cucurbita okeechobeensis-gourd
  • any rare or endangered item that I could contribute to saving (no digging of wild plants please)
  • ARCTIC SPECIES
  • Cloudberry (bakeapple) Rubus chamaemorus
  • Bilberry: Vaccinium myrtillus & Vaccinium Uliginosum (bought some in '07)
  • Crowberry
  • Arctic Kiwi, Siberian Gooseberry Actinidia arguta
  • Kiwi Fruit Actindia chinensis
  • Issai Kiwi Actinidia
  • Purple Kiwi Actinidia Purpurea
  • LOOKING for:
  • Rubus ... {cloudberry, thimbleberry, salmonberry --all different Rubus species}
  • Ericaceae Vaccinium ...(cranberry varieties (Oxycoccus palustris), bilerry, lingonberry, crowberry, etc.)
  • UNUSUAL Vegetables
  • TREES: Franklinia Alatamaha(Found seed for it! Thanks traders! *unsuccessful :( *), would like more--very hard to start, also flowering or with interesting foliage or bark
  • SHRUBS: Scrophularia macrantha "Red Birds in a Tree" "NM Figwort", Butterfly or bird attractive, heath, heather
  • V I N E S:
  • Asarina scandens
  • Snail Vine going to buy one type, still looking for the other
  • White Fragrant Trumpet Vine Thunbergia fragrans
  • Silver Vine Actinidia polygama
  • Wooly Dutchman's Pipe Aristolochia tomentosa
  • Japanese Wisteria Wisteria Floribunda different colors
  • Creeping Gloxinia Asarina erubescens
  • OTHER:
  • Hermodactylus tuberosa "Snakehead Iris"
  • Flowers for Hummingbirds have some, need some
  • Late Bloomers
  • Thanks so much!
  • WISHFUL THINKING FOR PLANTS OR SEEDS
  • Amelanchier alnifolia (Saskatoon)
  • Amelanchier stolonifera (Quebec berry)
  • Arbutus unedo (Strawberry tree)
  • Arctostaphylos alpina, A. rubra, A. uva-ursi (Bearberries)
  • Berberis aristata (Chitra)
  • Berberis darwinii(Darwin's barberry)
  • Crataegus etc.
  • Elaeagnus angustifolia (Oleaster), cordifolia, etc.
  • Elaeagnus multiflora (got a lead on this one)
  • Empetrum nigrum (Crowberry)
  • Fig
  • Fragaria moschata (Hautbois strawberry)
  • Gaultheria hispidula (Creeping snowberry)
  • Gaultheria humifusa (Alpine wintergreen)
  • Gaultheria mucronata
  • Gaultheria ovatifolia (Mountain checkerberry)
  • Gaultheria shallon (Salal)
  • Gaultheria fragrantissima
  • Gaylussacia baccata (Black huckleberry)
  • Hippophae rhamnoides (Sea buckthorn), any buckthorn
  • Lonicera angustifolia (Honeyberry types)
  • Lycium barbarum (Boxthorn), L. chinense Chinese boxthorn
  • Mahonia aquifolium, etc. (Oregon grape)
  • Malus baccata mandschurica (Manchurian apple)
  • Mespilus germanica (Medlar)
  • Mitchella repens (Partridge berry)
  • Morus nigra (Black mulberry), Morus, etc.
  • Myrteola nummularia
  • Podophyllum aurantiocaule
  • Podophyllum hexandrum (Himalayan may apple)
  • Podophyllum peltatum (American mandrake)
  • Prunus angustifolia watsonii (Sand plum)
  • Prunus domestica insititia Damson Plums
  • Prunus spinosa (Sloe)
  • Ribes
  • Rosa villosa (Apple rose)
  • Rubus arcticus (Arctic bramble) (Nangoon)
  • Rubus canadensis (got it!)
  • Rubus chamaemorus (Cloudberry)
  • Rubus crataegifolius
  • Rubus elegantulus (Showy Blackberry)
  • Rubus ellipticus Golden evergreen raspberry
  • Rubus geoides
  • Rubus hispidoides (Bog Dewberry)
  • Rubus laciniatus (Oregon cut-leaf blackberry)
  • Rubus lasiococcus (roughfruit berry)
  • Rubus leucodermis (Whitebark raspberry)
  • Rubus loganobaccus (Loganberry)
  • Rubus nepalensis (Nepalese raspberry)
  • Rubus pedatus (Five-leaved Bramble)
  • Rubus paludivagus (Cape Cod Blackberry)
  • Rubus phoenicolasius (Japanese wineberry)
  • Rubus nivalis (Snow Bramble)
  • Rubus spectabilis (Salmonberry) ORDERED IT
  • Rubus trivialis (Southern dewberry)
  • Sambucus nigra (Elderberry) or S. caerulea (Blue elder)
  • Schisandra rubriflora (GOT seeds for IT! Thanks Abbie!)
  • Sorbus domestica (Service tree), etc.
  • Streptopus amplexifolius
  • Vaccinium ovalifolium (Black huckleberry)
  • Vaccinium oxycoccos (Small cranberry) (got "bandoleir" cuttings)
  • Vaccinium praestans (Kamchatka bilberry)
  • 7 (Mooseberry) {Got Seed, thanks ALAN!}
  • Viburnum lantanoides (Hobbleberry)
  • Viburnum lentago (Sheepberry)
  • Ziziphus jujuba (Jujube)
  • Citrus:
  • Australian finger lime (Microcitrus austalasica)
  • Box orange, severina (Citrus buxifolia and C. severina)
  • Calamondin(C. madurensis loureiro or Citrofortunella mitis)
  • Eustis, limequat (Fortunella x C. floridana)
  • I Chang (Citrus ichangensis)
  • Nasnaran (Citrus amblycarpa)
  • Rangpur, mandarin lime (Citrus limonia osbeck)
  • Sinton (Citrangequat)
  • Yuzu (C. aurantium formerly C. junos)
  • Hand of Buddah
  • Cactus Pear
  • Lychee
  • Cherimoya
  • Jerusalem artichokes (sunchokes)
  • Mushrooms
  • Loquats
  • Mayhaws
  • Shepherdia argentea Buffalo Berry
  • Mulberries
  • Seaberries
  • The raisin tree, Hovenia dulcis


Plants I have to trade:

  • Willing to swap plantlets in spring and fall
  • Hosta
  • Black-Eyed-Susan
  • Siberian/Japanese Iris
  • Wild Virginia Rose
  • Lilac: regular purple or white (I have red with spear shaped leaves--will try to propagate some for trading next year '14).
  • Wild Onions (we love them in soup) can be invasive
  • Lilly of the valley white or pink
  • Flowering Almond it comes up like a single stick, and develops into a shrub--it is woody, pink flowers in early spring, flowers are multi-petaled
  • rooted forsythia
  • Red Raspberry
  • Blackcap Raspberry
  • English Ivy
  • SPECIALS*** (have very few, want to trade for what's on my wants list)
  • Purple-Flowering Raspberry
  • Alpine Strawberries


Plants I am looking for:

  • If I cannot get the seeds for these, I'd love the plant! ***Especially Cloudberry***
  • Damson Plums Prunus domestica insititia
  • Sloe Plums Prunus spinosa
  • Sour Cherries Prunus cerasus-Evans
  • I am really into edible fruit--especially the small berries
  • White Alpine Strawberry
  • If you know of a fruit not mentioned, please offer!
  • Rubus ... arcticus (arctic bramble), chamaemorus (cloudberry/bakeapple), illecebrosus, loganobaccus (loganberry),
  • Ericaceae Vaccinium ...(cranberry varieties, bilerry, crowberry, etc.)
  • Any others?