ALPINE GARDEN CLUB OF BC ON-LINE SEED SELECTION
The Seed Exchange is an exchange of seeds collected by our members worldwide in cultivation and in the wild. The Club also subscribes to seed collecting expeditions to mountain regions overseas. Seeds are for sale at meetings, particularly early in the year.
Members are encouraged to send seed for the exchange. If seeds are wild collected please send information about where they were collected and any information about flower colour, height, etc., especially for unusual plants or plants that cannot be completely identified.
Any club member may order seeds but donors receive special privileges. To qualify as a donor, a minimum donation of five different species is required. North American members should donate this minimum in seeds native to North and South America. After that seeds from any region are welcome. Overseas members receive donor status for seeds from any area. The success of the exchange depends on the donors so they do receive special privileges. They are able to order up to 60 packages (30 for non-donors) and receive priority where seeds are in short supply so it does pay to make the effort to become a donor. Detailed ordering information will be sent out with the Seed List in the Fall Bulletin.
Many thanks to all the donors who sent in so many interesting seeds for this year’s seed exchange. This year you will find a special list of plants at the end of the ‘Native to North America’ section, of plants wild collected on Pink Mountain in northern BC. Please see the accompanying note in the November Bulletin. The Club would appreciate it if anyone who raises plants from these seeds and obtains seed from them would let us know. Those seeds may be useful in the future for revegetation projects.
If you prefer to mail in your order click here. You will need a valid order form available as part of the seed list document on this page. US members can order on-line but will also have to mail in their seed import permit. Mailed requests must be post-marked no later than December 10. The on-line seed exchange will stay open until December 16, 2015.
To order seeds you must be logged in with your membership ( see top right corner of this page). Then "mouse" over the seed name and two buttons with arrows will appear to the right of the seed name. Click on the arrows to order that seed as a main choice or alternate. Limit is one packet of each selection. Once the arrows have been clicked, the buttons for that seed will stay lit up. A box on the lower right corner of the screen keeps track of the number of seed packets ordered and also includes a button for Review and Submit.
There have been reports of problems using Internet Explorer. We recommend using Firefox or Google Chrome, both browers available by free download. You will receive a confimation email with the details of your seed order. If you do not receive confirmation please send a request for confirmation to firstname.lastname@example.org
You can view the seeds in four groups; North America, South America, Rest of the World and All Seeds.