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The Resilience Hub & Portland Maine Permaculture Message Board › Lemon Balm anyone?

Lemon Balm anyone?

David H.
Oxford, ME
Post #: 207
Will dig plants, if anyone needs or wants lemon balm.­
user 4058763
Hollis Center, ME
Post #: 12
I would love some lemon balm.

Would you like some spearmint, chocolate mint, or coltsfoot in exchange?
Lisa F.
Group Organizer
Portland, ME
Post #: 122
Hi Dave - I would love some lemon balm - either as cut herbs or as plants that I can move into my herb spiral! My office is in Gorham...maybe if you're passing through the center of town you could drop it off to [my] David on a day that he's in?? I'm not there so much right now:)

A former member
Post #: 2
Hi Dave,
If you have any to spare, I'd love some lemon balm too! I could trade Greek Oregano that is spreading everywhere ( the one Julia Yelton said NOT to plant in our spirals) and wild daisies that spread too. Maybe the trade should be NOT to give you any...that way they won't become pests in your yard!!!!! I live in Freeport but Jack is at USM. so it's possible to arrange a rendez-vous!

A former member
Post #: 33
Here are the things I have to give away:

Light green oregano and thyme--both very pretty, hardy and spread rapidly
Lady's Mantle
Tall Japanese Iris, white, blue and yellow
Forget Me Nots
Shasta Daisy
Black Eyed Susans
Yellow--I think it is called primrose though it looks llike a Four-O-Clock. I have a lot of it, it transplants easy and forms a tight weed-proof border.
I forget the name right now, rose has gray leaves and magenta flowers--very pretty
Sedum, purple and yellow
Snow in summer
Crane's Bill, small magenta and larger pale pink
Lungwort (I think that's the name) Small blue flowers with spotted leaves--blooming right now.
Ornamental strawberry, pink
Violets, white and violet
Wild fragrant phylox, white and pink/purple Also white, pink and purple tame phylox
Everlasting (spring, Egyptian) onions
Yellow Coreopsis
A huge yellow daisy--large leaves and grows to 3X4 ft. mound. Will grow in a wet area.

I also have forsythia and pink pussy willow branches that will root easily in water. The pink willow does not have pink catkins but pink/white variegated leaves for several weeks in the summer. I started with one bush of each and now have many full sized bushes. I also have many hosta plants, plain and white varigated leaf that I had hoped to pare down this spring as they are getting too big but I did not get around to it. I could still get some starters and have many to give away next year.

The problem is that I live in Boothbay Harbor. If there is interest perhaps someone could drive down and we could dig for all and people could pick up at their place? Let me know as I am so grateful since most of my plants are from starters from others and I am happy to be able to share. My daughter is a caretaker for people on a small tidal island and I shop with her each spring so I know the price of plants.

I am thinking that if someone is just starting out they could come and get starters to put in the garden that would be ready to transplant next year to their permanent home.

Just thought of another one--Valarian. The root is VERY BAD SMELLING but the cats love it more than catnip. Someone said that if catnip is kitty marijuana, valarian is kitty Viagra.biggrin It is also used for a sleep aide if I remember correctly.

Oh one more, I had to move my thornless blackberries and there are some shoots that can still be dug up. These berries are huge and completely thornless. There could be planted somewhere and then just left to grow for a few years to multiply.
user 4058763
Hollis Center, ME
Post #: 13

I could come pick up the plants in a couple weeks and then bring them to a meetin to share.....You are near Damariscotta, right?

Let's set something up, perhaps?
user 4058763
Hollis Center, ME
Post #: 14
Would june 2 work for you, Mary? I Can be in the area....or the weekend after that, perhaps?
A former member
Post #: 34
Yes June 2 would be fine. I thought of a few more plants, Chinese Lantern, wild type day lily, and a very hardy spreading mum with purple daisy-like flowers.

EDIT: Also Bee Balm, also called Oswego Tea. This is a very good tea plant and a little added to black tea makes it Earl Gray tea, my favorite. BTW, the silver plant with rosy flowers is call Rose Campion.

Tree, I live in Boothbay Harbor. ...people are not responding and I wonder if there is no interest or if I should have started a new thread?
user 4058763
Hollis Center, ME
Post #: 15
I have plenty of's probably just your location. :)

I can get plants for everyone that wants and we could have an impromptu plant swap at the meet up if folks want.

Let's pencil in june 2 then, Mary. My mother will come help get the plants. She lives in Medomak.
A former member
Post #: 3

I could come and pick up plants too. I live in Freeport and have a truck that I THINK will make it to Boothbay. Otherwise, we could caravan and I could bring my smaller Explorer. I am a new member so I've been a little sluggish checking my email... I am in the process of doing a design for my place and would LOVE some of your spare plants. Let me know.

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