Post by Steve Backes on Jul 4, 2009 13:01:27 GMT -5
As many of you know, I'm more than happy to offer cuttings and/or seeds from most of the plants in my yard. Feel free to ask if you're ever visiting.
I need to clean out some flower beds that are overgrown with Russelia equisitiformis and sarmentosas, Salvia miniata, and red Firespikes. I've also get plenty of Salvia coccinea (red ones and pink ones) that need to be removed. If nobody claims them, they will be tossed into garbage cans to be picked up with the yard waste on Thurdays. There will always be plenty more if anyone is interested but I hate to throw away any plant.
Post by jswillis60 on Aug 20, 2009 13:55:27 GMT -5
Steve, I currently have firespike, pentas, firebush, lantana, shrimp plant, (red & yellow), porterweed, and golden dewdrop. Do you have anything else that attracts butterflies or hummingbirds that I can get cuttings and/or seeds? Thanks, Jennifer
Post by Steve Backes on Aug 21, 2009 17:02:27 GMT -5
A quick walk around the yard reminds me that I've got 3 different types of firespike, salvias (Tropical, Belize, Black and Blue, and Purpurea - Lavender Lace), Firecracker Flowers (Russelia equisetiformis and R. sarmetnosa), Chinese Hat, 3 varieties of shrimp plant, 2 Turks Caps, Flowering Maple, heliconia, Cypress Vine, and Coral Honeysuckle.
I've got some cuttings started of Cigar Plant (Cuphea ignea - David Verity) and a few seedlings of Cuphea Schumanii that I can share.
For butterflies, I've got 3 kinds of Cassia, milkweed, fennal, parsley, Calico Flower (Pipevine), and a passionvine.
Hi Steve, I would like to swap some plants with you sometime. I have a few you didnt mention above that you might be interested in. I would like to see your garden and get a few cuttings of plants that I dont have. If thats alright, let me know when would be a good time for you.
Post by Steve Backes on Sept 26, 2009 20:22:30 GMT -5
E-mail me when you want to head this way. There are a number of plants that I haven't mentioned but there are also a few that I am looking for. Lily of the Nile and Golden Shrimp Plant are a couple that come to mind.
Post by hummingarden33322 on Jul 1, 2011 4:46:13 GMT -5
Thank you SO much for your knowledge and this wonderful site! Learning so much from reading posts. Would love to come- "bring and share" but am too far away
Tip for anyone in Ft. Lauderdale area: Lowes on I75 @ Sheridan now has 3 tiers ( I scooped up one tier) of Black and Blue Salvia (Salvia guaranitica) on clearance rack, not damaged/dried; beautiful plants. Will share with anyone just starting out who wants to get beds established ahead of fall Southern migration.
Steve or others - I'm looking for Cuphea Ignea or any other hummer plants. I have red and purple firespike, firebush, salvias, red shrimp plant and cape and coral honeyscukle. Looking for others to add. I have lots of butterfly plants - seeds from my Pipevine, Candlestick Cassia will be ready soon,. I do have several pots of Purple Firespike if anyone is interested.
Post by Steve Backes on Aug 20, 2011 13:47:53 GMT -5
I've got a couple of Cuphea igneas 'David Verity' that I got from Nancy Newfield. I don't have any plants to give away at this point but they root very easily from cuttings. I've got lots of other plants to share if anyone is interested.
As I posted to the Facebook group recently, 'With a yard like mine, the "weeds" are hummingbird plants, so when it's time to 'weed the flower beds', I'm throwing away good hummingbird plants that a store would sell for $5 each'. I've got a couple of patches over grown with Tropical Sage, Belize Sage, and Russelia sarmentosa that need to be cleared.
Great, would love to come "weed" for you! Is there a day/time that would be best for you? I know that Shirley would probably like to come with me as well. You probably work during the day so let me know what would be convenient and if you would like any of my butterfly plants/seeds. I do also have the Purple Firespike ready to go.
Hello I just joined the group and want to start my Hummingbird Heaven Garden. I am originally from Palisades Park, NJ and moved to Orlando, Fl. Back in July-August 2011 I visited my mom in Cuba and was amazed at the Hummingbirds that visited the Glory Bower she had by her fence. All day long we had visitors and was a beautiful experience to see them so close. Since I've been back I was able to purchase the Glory Bower and now I want to build a garden just for the little friends. If any of you have any cuttings or seeds that you night want to trade for postage please let me know via email email@example.com. Thank you and I am hoping to learn from all of you. Mari
Post by Steve Backes on Sept 18, 2014 18:47:08 GMT -5
I've got three kinds of firespikes, free to anyone who wants to pick them up. I have a lot of hummingbird plants and have pretty much run out of room. That said, if you've got something unique, I may be interested.