Central Indiana Spring Plant Swap 2011

katielovesdogs(z5b/6a Indiana)December 31, 2010

Central Indiana Spring Plant Swap 2011

Sunday, May 8, 2011, 2:00 pm

Holliday Park, 6363 Spring Mill Road, Indianapolis, IN 46260

PLEASE tell all your gardening friends, family, and colleagues! We�re having the Central Indiana Fall Plant Swap on May 8th. We are encouraging all gardeners to participate! We typically have perennials, annuals, bulbs, tubers, herbs, vegetables, and shrubs. There's no cost to participate. Just bring in your divisions, leftovers, and extra plants!

Directions inside the park: Once you enter the park take an immediate left. Then pull into the first parking lot on the right. We will be under the giant sycamore tree. You can bring tables, chairs and plants to share.

MINUMUM REQUIREMENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PLANT SWAP:

- You must bring at least one dozen (12) plants � some people bring more than 50. (I usually bring 100+)

- At least two (2) varieties of plants � try to bring one plant that is extra special.

- All plants need to be clearly identified with plant name and care --

(Examples: HOSTA: Halcyon, Shade. * DAYLILLY: Happy Returns, Sun)

- For best results plants should NOT be dug up and divided that day. Allow a week or two of special care, to make sure the potted plants are not stressed from being dug up.

TRADING MATERIALS

Perennials well rooted cuttings potted up, bulbs, shrubs, happy seedlings, garden ornaments, extra gardening implements, gardening magazines and books, etc.

You can also print out pictures of the mature plants during peak bloom times. You can go to an online nursery that sells the plants and paste the care instructions into a document.

It is also helpful if you post here what you might bring. That way, we can get an idea of what will be at the swap and people can research a particular plant to see if they want to choose it during the swap.

HOW IT WORKS

We will do the swap in the ROUND ROBIN Format � it works well for this group, and is a lot of fun:

*Round One - pick one plant *Next Round - pick one plant *Next Round - pick two plants *Next Round - pick two plants *Next Round - pick three plants *Next Round - pick four plants *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 other swaps have had great success with it in the past. Everyone should be able to take home as many plants as they bring.

KEEP IT SIMPLE, HAVE FUN, MEET FELLOW GARDENERS

* Post what you are planning to swap, and/or update your plant list.

* Bring a box or container labeled with your name to put your new plants.

* We plan to meet even if it rains � bring those rain coats, umbrellas, etc.

*E-mail me if you wish to be put on the plant-swap e-mail list.

See the 2010 Central Indiana Plant Swap Posting (posted Mar 7, 2010) for more information from our last spring swap.

See you there -- We should have a nice crowd and great stuff to share!

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katielovesdogs(z5b/6a Indiana)

Here's a link to photos from last year's spring plant swap.

This link will also give you an idea of what I may be bringing.

Katie

Here is a link that might be useful: 2010 Central Indiana Spring Plant Swap

    Bookmark   December 31, 2010 at 3:15PM
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julorange

Is there any way we could move the Spring Swap to the following week? May 8 is Mother's Day...... Thank you.

    Bookmark   February 20, 2011 at 10:29PM
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katielovesdogs(z5b/6a Indiana)

PLEASE DON'T RESPOND TO THIS POST. I accidently planned the event for Mother's Day and I changed the date to May 15th. I have created an updated post. If you don't post, then the new post will appear before this post and people will be less likely to be confused.

    Bookmark   February 21, 2011 at 10:12AM
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MrsGreenThumbs

I was hoping perhaps we could get together with the lady who puts these together and reschedule this year's event, which seems to have been cancled due to an event at the park. I was very much looking forward to it. Perhaps the 6th, or the 13th of May?

If it has to be the 29th, perhaps we could just pick another park. Wiki has a list of Indy parks: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_parks_in_Indianapolis Or we could try the Indy Parks site: http://www.indy.gov/eGov/City/DPR/Pages/IndyParksHome.aspx

I wonder if there is anything I can do to help raise support or get the word out? Perhaps we could send out e-mails to previous participants or open a "Meet Up" event?

If the lady hosting no longer wishes to host thise year, perhpas a few of us could pull it together anyway?

    Bookmark   April 25, 2012 at 8:54AM
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