Does anyone know if we are having a Triad swap this spring? Rootdigger, are you out there?
Also has anyone seen nicotiana at any of the nurseries? Seems to be hard to find.
Hey girl, I haven't head from rootdigger, but I'll call her. if she doesn't feel like getting it up this year, I can do so. I'll get back to you.
Hey Dawn, just got back in town last night. Went to Baltimore to visit my son and DC for the cherry blossom festival. The plan is for the last Saturday (25th) of this month, if I can get the shelter rented, should know by this weekend. Will do my best to get the back side shelter.
I have some calamondin seeds just now sprouting. They'll be small but they're looking good! Should have some coleus rooted by then. Have to look around and see what else is coming.
Basic info is up.........
Here is a link that might be useful: Swap
Thought I'd pop this onto this thread in case someone doesn't see the other or is just watching this one.
What: The Triad (High Point) Fall Swap!
When: April 25, 2009 - Saturday
Time: 10 am (arrive and setup)
Where: Oak Hollow Park (directions below)
After the Swap : Pot Luck! Please bring food and drinks to share!
From GSO or Winston.... East and West.
Coming from I-40 (east or west). Take the 210 exit back towards High Point (Hwy 68). It'll be a left coming from the east (to west) and a right coming from the Winston Salem area. Go 3.7 miles and turn right on Skeet Club (major intersection), If you go the wrong direction (left) there you'll be on Wendover, just turn around and go the other way. After the turn onto Skeet Club, go 2.2 miles to Waterview and take a left. Go 1.5 miles on Waterview and it dead ends into the park. The shelter will be right in front of you.
Coming from south of High Point. Take 85 'Business' towards Thomasville. The roads get really strange thru Lexington, so watch your signs close. After you get into High Point, take the 311 Bypass/Winston Salem exit. Be sure it is the Winston Salem exit, NOT the High Point exit. Go 4 miles on the 311 Bypass and take exit #23 Eastchester (Hwy 68). Turn right onto Eastchester. Go 2 miles on Eastchester and turn left onto Skeet Club Rd (major intersection). Then go 2.2 miles to Waterview and turn left on Waterview. That road goes about 1 1/2 miles and goes straight into the park. The shelter will be directly in front of you.
If anyone is real unsure about finding us or afraid they'll get lost, contact me thru email (with your GW name) and I'll give you hubbies cell # in case you get lost.
Actual address for the park is...
1841 Eastchester Drive, High Point NC, 27262
...but we're on the backside of it off Waterview so that won't work for where we'll actually meet but will put you close to it if you want to mapquest it.
We have the shelter rented for 11am to 3pm, but can get there as early as we want. People usually start arriving abt 10:00 to unload/set-up and do special trades. We'll try to start the swapping about 11:00, but we do take time for questions and scoping out the eye candy before the actual swapping starts.
We have a pot luck after the swap. I'm just not sure right now what I'm bringing , but will for sure bring the paper and plastic goods (cups, napkins, plates and plastic ware) as well as something yummy... I'll post that later. The shelter has lights and we do have electrical outlets if you need to plug something in to keep it warm.
Special swap items are kept at your vehicles so they don't get mixed up with the general swap stuff.
There's a potty nearby.
We understand newbies may not have much or anything to trade, that's fine and we love to take newbies under our wings and help them get started. No one has ever gone away empty handed. If you don't have plants to bring you can still bring food for the potluck!
People always want to know what to bring? Anything garden related. I've seen seeds, yard art, garden tools, gourds, gardening mags/books, pots (a personal favorite of mine!) and more. Plants can be anything from annuals, perennials, shrubs, trees, houseplants, tropicals, herbs, edibles, natives, etc... From common stuff to the exotic, it's all good!
There is a nursery up the road that some people like to go to after wards called Nelsons. If anyone wants directions to that we can do it at the swap. We also have the Farmer's Market/Nursery an exit up (from our I-40 exit) on Sandy Ridge Road that some like to visit.
Let me know if you have any other questions.