Central Ohio Fall Plant Swap/Potluck-Saturday, 9/20/2008
Hello everyone! It's time for the fall swap already and once again Mary Dawn, Stephanie (Steph98) and myself are hosting. Since the shelter we got last fall was too small we have reserved a shelter at Windsor Park in Grove City this year. This is the same weekend that Grove City is hosting Arts in the Alley so downtown Grove City will be closed off for that event and I've given directions below from the Stringtown Rd. exit.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR & TELL YOUR FRIENDS
Here is the information:
Date: Saturday, September 20, 2008
Time: 11:00 am
Place: Windsor Park in Grove City, Ohio
TRADING MATERIALS: plants, well rooted cuttings potted up, bulbs, shrubs,
happy seedlings, garden ornaments,& bundled garden magazines, extra
gardening implements, etc.
(PLEASE MARK ALL PLANT MATERIALS WITH THE PLANT NAME AND
CARE (shade, sun, etc) REQUIRED!!! Also, mark any plants as invasive
or poisonous, if known)
POT LUCK: Please bring a dish to pass with serving untensil & your own
beverage We will provide plates, plastic silverware, napkins & cup. It's a
good idea to mark your serving spoons etc. with your name. I can tell
you...gardeners are WONDERFUL cooks!!
DOOR PRIZES: If anyone wants to donate something for a door prize, please
feel free. Over the years we have had many really neat prizes!! Lots of fun.
This should be a wonderful chance to share your passion for gardening, meet
other avid and learning gardeners, have a festive and delicious meal,
acquire some new plants & share your extra's. Please come with a happy and
sharing heart. Bring pictures of your gardens, flowers, etc. - if you like!
This is the plan for the day:
11:00 -12:00 - people arrive, sign-in with your name and number of plants,
get name tag, put plants in viewing/swap area, put dish to pass away, visit
with other gardeners & start viewing plants.
Noon - have lunch
After lunch - door prize(s) awarded
1:00 - swap begins
After swap - more visiting, pack up & goodbyes.
As you may have noticed, our own Beverly (aka Storygardener) who hosts the
spring swap has given us permission to use her format, and we are taking
full advantage of her wonderful offer! In addition to stealing and
modifying this message to meet our needs, we will be using Beverly's
modified ROUND ROBIN.
Round One - pick one plant
Next Round - pick one plant
Next Round - pick two plants
Next Round - pick three 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.
Everyone should be able to take home as many plants as they bring.
Some tips for the day would include bringing a folding chair (sometimes
needed), a box or container labeled with your name to put your new plants in
after swapping & bring and mark your serving utensils for your dish to pass.
If you have room in the car...bring an extra table, just in case.
1) From Columbus, take 71 South to the Stringtown Rd. exit (exit 100). This is the first exit after the 270/71 intersection.
2) Make a right and drive west 1 mile to Hoover Rd.
3) Turn left and drive south .3 mile to Kingston Avenue.
4) Turn right and drive west 1.1 miles to Bruce. The sign for Bruce is difficult to see from the road, the insection is at an odd angle.
5) Turn left and drive .1 mile (2 blocks) to Bonnie.
6) Turn left and drive .1 mile to the park entrance. The shelter is at the end of the parking lot.
PLEASE EMAIL me at jeanne6oh at yahoo dot com with RSVP so we can get a head count. (This helps us know how
many plates, cups, etc. to bring)
This should be a FUN, informal day to share our love of gardening! We are
contacting some of our gardening friends & alerting the Gardeweb.com people
& I will be asking Beverly to alert her local garden club. Hopefully we'll have a
good crowd. You should bring a gardening friend, too!
Please email with any questions, I'm jeanne6oh at yahoo dot com.
HOPE YOU CAN MAKE IT TO THE SWAP!
...Jeanne, Stephanie and Merry Dawn.