HAVE: Fall Green Elephant Plant Swap in Redmond Sat Nov 5

greenelephant(Woodinville WA)September 23, 2005

You are invited
to the
FALL EASTSIDE
GREEN ELEPHANT PLANT SWAP
in
Redmond, Washington

Saturday November 5, 2005
10 am to Noon

Article about the Green Elephant Plant Swap

The Green Elephant Plant Swap is a Spring / Fall event: First Saturday in March; First Saturday in November.

Exchange plants, seeds, corms tubers, cuttings, yard art, etc. from your yard with other gardeners. No Sales. Just trades or freebies, please.

The Green Elephant is hosted in North Redmond, Washington, at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Cross; The site offers parking, covered areas, indoor facilities, kitchen, lots of lawn, and playground. It's five minutes from I-405 and I-520.

Directions and Maps to the Church of the Holy Cross

Contact: Jim Eichner
Cell Phone 425-223-7249

street address is:
11526 - 162nd Ave NE
Redmond, WA 98052

Suggestions for Traders

The format for the trade is like a tailgate party. You just pull into the parking lot and open up your trunk to display your treasures. Traders exchange expert gardening information as well as plant materials. In two hours all the deals are sealed.

The Green Elephant is convenient for trading bareroot plants. Simply dig and divide perennials bareroot to trade. They are dormant and can be transplanted with no shock.

The photo to the left shows an easy way to set up trades.

Label your plants clearly. If possible write the common name, the latin name, and cultivar or variety if you know it. Also any interesting attributes of the plant: height, leaf shape or size, color, variegation, flower color. If a trader can see what this brown lump of roots will look like when it grows, it helps seal the deal. Use hortiplex, or pictures you've taken to offer traders color images of your plant when it grows and blooms.

Please do not bring seeds or plants on the Washington State Noxious Weed Lists.

What if I have nothing to bring to the trade?
The Green Elephant Plant Swap is a great place to start your garden. Many traders love to help new gardeners get started. Come and ask questions, get advice, schmooze a little and you'll walk away with some goodies.

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greenelephant(Woodinville WA)

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Jim

    Bookmark   October 5, 2005 at 6:59PM
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treepalm(z8WA)

I will be there.
Teresa

    Bookmark   October 5, 2005 at 10:44PM
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Patrick888(z8 SeaTac WA)

I'm planning on being there. I have a flower bed to dig up and should have some plants that will need new homes. I'll post a list later.

Patrick

    Bookmark   October 6, 2005 at 3:07PM
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nightnurse1968 (Suzy)

I will definitely be there :-)

    Bookmark   October 6, 2005 at 11:16PM
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Doris_J(Z8 WA)

I'll be there.

    Bookmark   October 7, 2005 at 11:00PM
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plantknitter(8)

I'll be there... (tambourines shaking)

Now if you feel that you canÂt go on
Because all your garden is gone
And your life is filled with confusion
And happiness is just an illusion
And your world around is a tumblin down
Gardeners, reach out
Reach out, for green. (Green Elephant)

IÂll be there to share and trade pla-a-ants...(tell me gardener)
IÂll be there with perennials to see you through ooh ooh.

Now when youÂre lost and about to give up
Âcause your best just ainÂt good enough
And you feel the garden has grown cold
And youÂre driftin on your own
When you need a hand to hold
Gardeners, reach out
Reach out, for plants.

IÂll be there to share and trade all the plants
IÂll be there with perennials to see you through

I can tell by the way you hang your head
Now with out plants, your garden is dead
And through your tears you look around
But thereÂs no plants to trade to be found

I know what youÂre thinking and thinking
Without plants, youÂve nothing to trade...
But you know how to do some good baking
Just bring some chocolate for snacking.. and

Gardeners, reach out, reach out
Reach out for green elephant plants!

We'll be there to trade with and advise you
WeÂll be there with plants that will see you through-ooh-ooh!

    Bookmark   October 8, 2005 at 12:48AM
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Doris_J(Z8 WA)

I'll be therrrrrreeee...

    Bookmark   October 8, 2005 at 10:28AM
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chrisrobt(z8 MI,WA)

I'll be there; I missed Teresa's trade as I was in Italy (tooo bad). I still have my hesperanthas available for anyone who is interested and will have dahlias for the spring trade.

I'm looking for all kinds of perennials as some of mine were dug up by overzealous gardeners this year (lost my spiderwort, rudbeckia, asters and enchinacea).

Christine

    Bookmark   October 10, 2005 at 2:46PM
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greenelephant(Woodinville WA)

Dear all,

116th Street, is under repair in front of the church. Please see the link for traffic revisions.

Thanks,

Jim

Here is a link that might be useful: Traffic Revision and Alternate Directions

    Bookmark   October 12, 2005 at 6:41PM
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sweetflowers(8/WA)

Hi all,

I will be there this time. I have missed so many trades this year.
If I promised during the last Green elephant trade that I would bring something please let me know, I will bring it this time.

Jim- Do you have any Chinese Lantern that I can have.

Looking forward to meeting everyone again.
Thanks,
Sangeeta

    Bookmark   October 14, 2005 at 2:07PM
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michelelee(z8 WA)

I was going to wait until spring as I don't have much to bring, but I will be there anyway! Michele

    Bookmark   October 14, 2005 at 6:42PM
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greenelephant(Woodinville WA)

Dear Sangeeta,

I will bring chinese lanterns for sure. Plenty to share.

Regards, Jim

    Bookmark   October 14, 2005 at 8:06PM
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veeja11(z7Wa)

I should be able to make this one I have yellow alstromeria, orange ditch lillies, mint, baby spiders and more

    Bookmark   October 19, 2005 at 12:23AM
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daisy612(Z7 WA)

I'll be there!

Jim, I heard through the grape vine that you have a bunch of the perennial sunflower (I believe this is what it is called... I saw it in Teresa's yard at her trade). Would you be willing to share any? I can bring cookies again! :o)

-Katherine

    Bookmark   October 21, 2005 at 3:56PM
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treepalm(z8WA)

Katherine, I think the one you are talking about is 'Lemon Queen'.
Teresa

    Bookmark   October 21, 2005 at 8:59PM
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greenelephant(Woodinville WA)

Dear Katherine,

My soul belongs to the prairie. Yes I have seven species of perennial sunflowers. There are many all over N. America. I can bring a piece of lemon queen to the fall swap. I will bring much more to the spring swap, first Saturday in March.

Helianthus x multiflorus 'Lemon Queen' is very robust. It is a hybrid cross of some sort, yet is has viable seed. I started with one shoot about 6 years ago. This summer I have hundreds of stalks. It is not invasive. It's a clumper.

Regards,

Jim

    Bookmark   October 22, 2005 at 10:09AM
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lauraann(z7/z8 wa)

I'm trying soooo hard to make it!
My family has plans for me that day. I'm using my best manipulating skills to change their date.
I hope it works. ; )

Laura

    Bookmark   October 22, 2005 at 8:33PM
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rocket_ken(Seattle, WA)

I'm trying to rearrange plans so we can make it.

    Bookmark   November 1, 2005 at 2:49PM
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