SW Michigan Plant Swap & Pot Luck - Sat. 21 May 2005
PERENNIAL PLANT SWAP & POT LUCK
BYRON CENTER, MICHIGAN
21 MAY, 2005
Dear Garden Friends,
ItÃs time for a Spring Perennial Plant Swap and Pot Luck - so come along - bring your extra plants, your dish to pass, bring a friend with his/her plants and join in the fun!ÃÃThis is a wonderful chance to share your passion for gardening, meet other gardeners from the area, have a delicious meal and acquire some new perennials. Please come with a happy and sharing heart.ÃÃBring photos of your gardens, flowers, etc.ÃÃif you like!ÃÃ
DATE: Saturday, 21 May, 2005
TIME: 11:00am - 2:00pm
PLACE: BYRON CENTER, MICHIGAN
TRADING MATERIALS: perennial plants, shrubs, well rooted cuttings potted up thriving seedlings, bulbs, garden ornaments/crafts, gardening books, bundled garden magazines. PLEASE MARK ALL PLANT MATERIALS WITH THE PLANT NAME AND CARE REQUIRED.
This is for PERENNIALS ONLY - NOT for ANNUALS or HOUSE PLANTS (if you want to trade those privately please make those arrangements ahead of time in emails and take care of it before or after the perennial swapping.)
POT LUCK: Please bring a dish to pass, with serving untensils, and your own beverage,ÃÃbe sure to mark your serving spoons etc. with your name.ÃÃPaper plates, napkins, cups & plastic silverware will be provided.
DOOR PRIZES: If you would like to donate something for a door prize, please feel free to bring it along - the more the merrier and last year we had many wonderful items eg: plants, gardening books, vases, bird houses, bird feeders and garden ornaments.
THE PLAN FOR THE DAY
11-NOON - people arrive, sign in with name and number of plants, get name tag, put plants in viewing/swap area, put out dish to pass, visit with other gardeners, start viewing plants.
NOON - have lunch
1:00PM - Swap begins
DOOR PRIZES will be drawn throughout the swap time.
After swap - more visiting, pack up, goodbyes.
This will be a Round Robin Swap.
Round #1-2 - everyone select one plant.
Round #3-4 - everyone select two plants.
Round #5-6 - everyone select 3 plants and so on and so on.
This way everyone gets a chance to get some of the plants they really have on eye on. This works well and people have been very pleased in the past at other swaps. Everyone should be able to take home as many plants as they bring.
TIPS FOR THE DAY:ÃÃbring a folding chair (always needed), a table for your plants (or you can put them on the ground), a box or container to put your new plants in after swapping (label with your name) & bring and mark your serving utensils for your dish to pass.
PLEASE EMAIL with RSVP so we can get a head count.
so that we are sure to have enough supplies on hand!
HOPE TO SEE YOU AT THE SWAP