HAVE: ge-type swap in Portland

azehav(7/8 Oregon)January 30, 2007

I will be hosting a green-elephant type swap in Portland. It will be April 7 in the parking lot of Sellwood Park, starting around NOON. It is a large parking lot next to ball fields and a bathroom. There is a playground nearby also.

Freebies/trades. No sales.

Participants in the WA ge swap suggest the following set up:

create separate areas outside your vehicle for 1) up for grabs; and 2) holding for pick-up/prearranged trades. It would be nice to label these areas with signage. Keep your own plants inside your car to prevent confusion.

A great way to share the green wealth! See you there! Angela

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YIPPEE!! I'll be there!!

    Bookmark   February 2, 2007 at 11:28AM
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pdxjules(8, Portland, OR)

Great, Thanx Angela.

Can attendees try to post a list of what you are bringing, or an Exchange List in your Member Section, so we can pre-arrange Trades?

Please see my list and ask for stuff. I generally bring at least 6 types of plants, but requests are welcome - and that is a good way to get what you really hope for. A Personal garden visit is good anytime!

Leftover items from Angela's Swap (and others) could be give away on Earth Day, April 21. I have shady storage space if needed, and I live near Woodlawn Park were the 2007 Earth Day event will be held.

Add to your usual GW list of Portland-area Spring Swaps this one, combined with the Friends of Portland Community Gardens, to beef-up their annual Plant and Seed Give-Away, on Saturday, April 21. This happens at the Annual EARTH DAY Celebration - which this year is appropriately to be called: Planting the Seeds of Community -

so GardenWebbers!! Please attend, invite your Garden Clubs, and help give that meaning...

Earth Day 2007 will be held in NE Portland at Woodlawn Park, near the Woodlawn Elementary School and Community Garden, just north of 11th & NE Dekum. Lots will be going on,including music, and a great Kids Play area. Over 100 organizations participated last year!

# 75, 8 bus, & # 6 are close. All connect to MAX.

Anywhere from 1,000 to 5,000 people, including many new, young homeowners, may attend...so begin your Winter Sowing now, to pot-on in April, and also think what you'd like to divide - as WE NEED PLANTS! Want ot clear out that seed bin? Small, labelled packets will be wonderful...as there will be many grateful takers, who will reciprocate in coming years. This is a pay-it-forward culture.

It's best to come to Earth Day in the morning, as crowds may be large after noon. Whatever is there could go fast. OK to drop off stuff, then park by my house if you like, on NE 9th Ave.

You can call me for info...or to drop off plants prior to the April 21 event...and get something from my overgrown farmyard, or my crusty seed bins. Cell: 503-809-9697

Let's get Swapping!

(who will have loads of seedlings in May-June to share, so don't be shy!)

Here is a link that might be useful: Earth Day - Plant Seed & Swap and Give-Away

    Bookmark   February 12, 2007 at 9:17PM
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dahlia_guy(Zone 8 Oregon)

I'll be there, I will try to get a list together.


    Bookmark   February 15, 2007 at 9:56PM
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dahlia_guy(Zone 8 Oregon)

Here are some things I know I will have if anyone is interested:

Belamcanda chinensis (Blackberry Lily)
Schizostylis coccinea 'Oregon Sunset' (Crimson Flag)
Salix integra 'Hakuro Nishiki' (Dappled Willow)
Taxus 'Hicksii' (Hicks Yew)

    Bookmark   March 13, 2007 at 12:38AM
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dahlia_guy(Zone 8 Oregon)

Can we get a head count? Who all is planning on going? Is there going to be all 3 of us there? :)


    Bookmark   March 24, 2007 at 10:46PM
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I hope to be there, Travis. I'm not sure how much I'll have to trade since most of my plants aren't up yet, but I'm going to give it a try anyway.

    Bookmark   March 24, 2007 at 11:39PM
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hemnancy(z8 PNW)

I'm thinking of coming, though it is a little far. Travis, I'm interested in your Salix integra 'Hakuro Nishiki' (Dappled Willow). Do you have a list of what you are looking for? I have some houseplants- Ledebouria socialis. cuttings for Hoya carnosa, succulent that is pale greenish blue in rosettes, grows into a long hanging vine. I also have some perennials I could divide.

    Bookmark   April 5, 2007 at 3:13PM
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hemnancy(z8 PNW)

Here are some perennials I divided today-
Ajuga- burgundy foliage, blue flowers 6
Houttuynia cordata 'Chameleon' 1
Rubus calycinoides raspberry groundcover 10

    Bookmark   April 5, 2007 at 7:33PM
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pdxjules(8, Portland, OR)

Thanks folks for some good April 7 stuff!

Earth Day's Swap is next. April 21, at 10 AM.

Some things I think I'll bring to Earth Day
in Woodlawn Park include:

Black Cherry Saplings (make a large standard tree)
Bronze Fennel
Virginiana Persicaria (red shrub - lovely but throws seed)
Chinese Leek (clumps and seed)
Catawissa Onion
Red Chard
German Chammomile
Jerusalem Artichoke (perennial sunflower, to 10')
some (rather agressive) variagated groundcover

If someone desires rootable Cuttings of these shrubs:

Variagated Elderberry
Sambucus Nigra,
Roses, or
Cheyenne Privet

or some already growing spuds of Dragon Arum...(heh!)

or stuff on my list, including:

like Forget-Me-Nots,
Dollar Plants (lunaria)
Let me know or I probably won't bring them.

(a 1-1 swap before April 21 is good too)
Cell: 503-809-9697 - in NE near MLK/Dekum


Planting the Seeds of Community
10 AM Sat. April 21

FREE SEED and PLANT EXCHANGE Sponsored by Portland Community Gardens.

Garden Workshops at 11am, 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30.
2 Music Stages, over 100 Sponsors!

Lots of activities for children, at:
Woodlawn Community Garden
(between Woodlawn Elem. School & Park)
7200 NE 11th, Portland
#8, 75 bus, Bike Parking available
Contact: Susan 503-286-5351

    Bookmark   April 8, 2007 at 7:35PM
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pdxjules(8, Portland, OR)

Free Monthly Plant Exchange/Swap!

Sat. 6/23 & Sun. 6/24 10am to 7pm


Free & Fun Monthly Plant Exchange/Swap!

Sat. June 23rd & Sun. June 24th
10am to 7pm

7506 N. Albina Ave.
Corner of N. Lomband & N. Albina Ave.
Portland, OR 97217

Cool Plants, Unusual Plants, Heirloom Plants, Herbs,
Baby Plants and DidnÂt Quite Work in Your Garden Plants for The Great Monthly 2 Day Plant Exchange!

Do you have plant babies arriving faster than you know what to do with? Do your friends run when they see you coming in the spring and summer with an arm load of plants?
Or do you just love to share your passion? Well, this is the place to trade, talk and bring home new "guilt free" plants!

Yesterday and Tomorrow, a new shop in N. Portland, is sponsoring a monthly plant exchange starting June 23rd to June 24th. Bring your identified plants to trade! Plants may be dropped off from this point on. When you drop off the plants for the exchange, we will check them in and give you a plant exchange credit, which is good for the whole season!

See you here! E-mail nghthawk40@aol.com
or call 503-459-3230 with questions.

Location: 7506 N. Albina Ave.
it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests

Hope to see some of you - I think I can get there on Sunday, with:

Bronze Fennel, German Camomile,
Virginia Persicaria
Armloads of Rootable Rosemary

(Does anyone want healthy Black Cherry Saplings?
Come help dig, anytime!)
(Notice found at CraigsList)

    Bookmark   June 22, 2007 at 11:02AM
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