WANTED: Annual Perennials Swap

magickiwi(Zone 5 Michigan)May 14, 2009

It's is time for the annual spring swap so come one - come all! If you don't have plants you can bring along garden tools, garden ornaments or books to trade. Just come, meet other gardeners, bring your food to share and just have fun.

2009 SPRING PLANT SWAP

~:~ this swap is for perennials only ~:~

(it is not for annuals, herbs or house plants)

Date: 30 May, 2009

Time: 10:00AM

Place: Wayland City Park

Park Street & W. Cherry Street

Wayland MI 49348

Bring your extra plants and join in the fun!

Swap Materials: perennial plants, shrubs, well-rooted cuttings and divisions (potted up) and bulbs. We swap plants that are well established, of good size (size you would be happy to buy at the store on sale), and in pots that are approx 6 inches across x 6.5 inches tall - or larger). Bring along photos of your plants if you can. Please mark if they are invasive or not ... mini blinds cut up and written on with #2 pencil make great tags. Mark all plant materials with the plant name and care required. Put your email address on back of tag. Check out plant photos and tags from a previous swap: http://s6.photobucket.com/albums/y210/MagicKiwi1/2007%20SPRING%20PLANT%20SWAP/

Gift Exchange: If you wish to participate in the Gift Exchange drawing, please bring along one, unwrapped, new, garden-related item, valued at $5 to $10 (enough advance notice for you to be able to find bargains!). Present your item at Registration to receive your gift drawing ticket. Only those who donate an item will be eligible to participate in the exchange. Please only bring one gift each.

PLAN FOR THE DAY:

10:00AM Â Register, set out plants and meet other swappers.

11:00AM Â Swapping begins followed by Gift Exchange.

NOON Â Pot Luck Lunch

This is a Round Robin Swap.

Rounds #1-2-3 - everyone selects one plant.

Rounds #4-5-6 - everyone selects 2 plants.

Rounds #7-8-9 - everyone selects 3 plants and so on and on...!

Everyone should take home as many plants as they bring.

Remember, only those who bring plants participate in the swapping.

Tips for the Day: bring a folding chair to sit in and relax. Bring along a dish to pass for the pot luck  we have some of the best cooks around and the food is always delicious! The City Park has a children's play area and rest rooms for your convenience. If you bring children with you, please bring someone to watch them at all times so that they are safe and you can relax and visit with the other swappers and make your choices. You will need to have some way to transport your plants from your vehicle to the swap area and vice versa, so bring along your wheel barrow, wagon, sled etc.

MARK YOU CALENDAR NOW!!!

Hope to see you there!

Email me if you have any questions. :)

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