Spring Swap

gardengranma(6a/6b MD)January 4, 2012

Just to let all of you know, I am greatly improved since my surgery and will be delighted to host the spring swap again. Happy Spring (whenever it comes) and happy planning.

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oscarthecat(z7MD)

good news. Steve in Baltimore County

    Bookmark   January 4, 2012 at 5:48PM
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springplanter

SOOOOOOO Glad to know that you are doing well.

Last year's swap was my first and I thoroughly loved it. learned a lot and got some wonderful plants as well as sharing. looking forward to a repeat!!

    Bookmark   January 10, 2012 at 12:19PM
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annebert(6b/7a MD)

Glad you're feeling good, Henrietta. I hope to make the spring swap this year, so I'll start agitating now for it not to happen the weekend of May 5-6 (MD Sheep and Wool festival).

    Bookmark   January 23, 2012 at 7:09PM
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Larry Kahn(7b)

Another vote for not the 5/6 weekend. Traditionally we've normally done Saturday of the following (Mothers Day) weekend.

Larry

    Bookmark   January 26, 2012 at 1:29PM
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oogy4plants(6B MD)

Glad to hear you are doing well! I am hoping to make the swap this year, too. I winter sowed today! Even though it hasn't felt like winter with the bulbs coming up.

    Bookmark   January 29, 2012 at 4:49PM
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ellicottcitycathy(7a/baltimore suburb)

I'm very happy to hear that you are doing well. It's incredibly generous of you to host each year, thank you. I love attending the event, chatting with all the gardeners, and of course trying out all the new stuff in my garden!

    Bookmark   January 31, 2012 at 9:25PM
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panambi(7)

Love going to the swap, and am looking forward to seeing all the excited gardeners. Garden Gramma, thank you again in advance for opening your lovely home to us. And wonderful to hear that you are recuperating. Cheers, all!

    Bookmark   March 3, 2012 at 11:12PM
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springplanter

Do we have a firm date yet?

Swap lists starting??

Thanks

    Bookmark   March 4, 2012 at 12:23PM
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annebert(6b/7a MD)

It sounds like May 12 would be a good day. All in favor?

    Bookmark   March 7, 2012 at 6:54PM
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alfie_md6

Spring swap at Gardengranma's!
Spring swap at Gardengranma's!
Spring swap at Gardengranma's!

*does happy dance*

May 12 is fine with me.

    Bookmark   March 9, 2012 at 6:40AM
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oogy4plants(6B MD)

Any day EXCEPT May 12 is good for me. PLEASE pick a different date as I am really looking forward to seeing you all this year.

    Bookmark   March 9, 2012 at 7:20PM
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kimka(Zone 6B)

I think we've usually gone with the first Saturday in May because its been the same day as the Kentucky Derby. I'm not available the weekend of May 12.

    Bookmark   March 10, 2012 at 9:24AM
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ssmdgardener(7)

Pippi let me know about this swap and I'm looking forward to meeting you all! I can do either the first or second Saturday in May.

    Bookmark   March 11, 2012 at 7:56AM
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nmoswald

May 12th works for me, not the 5th. How about shaking things up a little this year? With the early spring, could more gardeners do this the last Saturday of April? just a thought.

    Bookmark   March 11, 2012 at 8:20AM
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annebert(6b/7a MD)

Hmm,

I can't come on the 5th and would hate to miss Susan and Kim if it's held on the 12th. I'mm throwing my support behind April 28th. - if that works for Henrietta...

    Bookmark   March 11, 2012 at 10:24AM
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Babyberg

May is a crazy month for me this year. I vote for April.

    Bookmark   March 11, 2012 at 1:56PM
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alfie_md6

April 28 works for me if it works for Henrietta.

    Bookmark   March 11, 2012 at 4:17PM
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Larry Kahn(7b)

If the 28th, I'd have to miss it but Cathy would come. Still prefer the 12th (5th is out for both of us).

Larry

    Bookmark   March 11, 2012 at 7:15PM
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oogy4plants(6B MD)

April 28 is also good for me. I think there will be less stress for the plants going in and out of the ground if it's earlier.

    Bookmark   March 12, 2012 at 10:49AM
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colleensworld

I would also like to vote for April 28. Everything is blooming so early that I would like to dig before all the plants are too established (and too big)!
I am looking forward to it!

    Bookmark   March 13, 2012 at 6:01PM
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indigokat(z7)

Hi,

I used to be on here more when I lived in PA but haven't been on a lot until we settled in our Balt. Co. house. Is this swap open to everyone? Is this different than the Frederick swap I just saw? Thanks for any info. I hope to join up. I used to help run a swap back home.

    Bookmark   March 13, 2012 at 9:10PM
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tropic_of_chesapeake(z7a Md AA Co)

I would love to come to the swap if its in April. May 12th is the Paca Gardens Sring Plant Sale in Annapolis and the good stuff goes quick. Would hate to have to choose between the two. April 28th is the Historic Londontown Gardens Plant Sale but it usually starts at 8:00 so both are doable. Anyone know how to do the Wants, Haves and Food list?

    Bookmark   March 14, 2012 at 9:34AM
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kimka(Zone 6B)

I'll vote for April 28, given how early spring has come this year.

Although is anyone else starting to get the looming suspicion that will will get an early April snow storm to pay for all this warm weather. Wouldn't be the first time.

    Bookmark   March 15, 2012 at 9:10AM
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oscarthecat(z7MD)

Wouldn't doubt it a bit.

    Bookmark   March 15, 2012 at 11:00AM
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alfie_md6

If somebody will make a decision, I will set up the lists.

    Bookmark   March 16, 2012 at 11:41AM
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Larry Kahn(7b)

We just need Henrietta to weigh in on the proposed dates.

    Bookmark   March 16, 2012 at 1:07PM
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sallyruth

Last year was my first swap and I was blown away. Just so fun. I am glad that Henrietta is doing well and must add that I was amazed both by her gorgeous garden and her generosity. I am looking forward to bringing lots of food. I moved into a new house and garden last year so I don't have much to offer, but I'll definitely come loaded with food. Any day that's good for Henrietta is great for me, but since the weather's been so mild and I'm itching to get going in the garden, I vote for April 28. Very much looking forward to seeing you all again this year.

    Bookmark   March 17, 2012 at 7:57AM
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busyasabee(7MD)

Either April 28th or May 12th works for me.

Henny - does either of the dates work out for you?

Jette

    Bookmark   March 17, 2012 at 8:38AM
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annebert(6b/7a MD)

In response to indogokat's question, this is not the same as the swap on 5/6 in Frederick. That one looks like a good option for those who can't make this one at Henrietta's house in Montgomery county, whenever we decide to make it.

    Bookmark   March 18, 2012 at 8:37AM
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happy2b…gw

I am new here. I will be checking this thread for the final decision about time and place of the swap. I have never been to a swap. looking forward to it.

    Bookmark   March 18, 2012 at 8:56AM
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gardengranma(6a/6b MD)

Here are my options:Sunday may 13 or Saturday or Sunday may 19,20? The plants don't mind a little later because they will be more established- and I really can't do the earlier dates. So you guys figure out what works for most of you. And if someone would start the exchanges and point to the few "rules" I would be very grateful. I think we will have a ball as always. So take a count on those dates and let's make a decision. I love you all and when I was so sick I was dreaming about the fun we will have at the swap- that really helped my mood.

    Bookmark   March 21, 2012 at 7:00AM
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kimka(Zone 6B)

I vote for Saturday May 19.

KimKa

    Bookmark   March 21, 2012 at 8:56AM
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annebert(6b/7a MD)

Thanks for weighing in Henrietta. Saturday May 19 is my first choice.

    Bookmark   March 21, 2012 at 11:43AM
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oscarthecat(z7MD)

May 19th is good for me.

Steve in Baltimore County

    Bookmark   March 21, 2012 at 11:54AM
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tropic_of_chesapeake(z7a Md AA Co)

May 19 sounds great.

Thanks for opening your home to us once again Henrietta, you are most gracious.

    Bookmark   March 21, 2012 at 12:56PM
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Larry Kahn(7b)

May 19 is the big sale at Green Spring, but anyone who goes (including us) would get there early and leave by 10 at the latest. So we can make the swap if that date, but would be on the late side.

Larry

    Bookmark   March 21, 2012 at 1:15PM
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ssmdgardener(7)

Oh no :-(

May 19th is the date of the plant swap for the OTHER mid-atlantic gardening forum at dave's garden.

Can we do Sunday May 20th instead?

    Bookmark   March 21, 2012 at 9:02PM
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gardengranma(6a/6b MD)

Maybe by some time next week we can make a decision. Let's do a head cout - is anyone volunteering?

    Bookmark   March 22, 2012 at 12:41PM
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oscarthecat(z7MD)

Sunday not a good day for some.

    Bookmark   March 22, 2012 at 3:58PM
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Larry Kahn(7b)

Just created a new thread with a survey link. Have at it.

Larry

    Bookmark   March 22, 2012 at 4:32PM
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alfie_md6

Thanks for the survey, Larry!

I can put up the have/wants/food threads, after there's been a decision on the date.

    Bookmark   March 23, 2012 at 6:27AM
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Larry Kahn(7b)

I added a question to the survey (should have done this originally). In addition to asking for your preferred date, I added a question for which dates you can attend. People who answered already (12) should be able to go back in and answer the second question if they want.

So far Saturday May 19 is leading with 7 (vs 3 and 2 for the Sundays).

Larry

Here is a link that might be useful: Spring Swap Survey

    Bookmark   March 25, 2012 at 9:08AM
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DawnStorm(7/MD)

Whenever the swap is, I will provide the plates, napkins, cups, and plasticware. Any of the dates mentioned is fine by me.

    Bookmark   March 28, 2012 at 1:22PM
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Larry Kahn(7b)

Survey has been up for about a week. 21 responses (been at 21 for the past few days). Saturday the 19th is the big winner; 13 preferred that as opposed to 4 and 4 for the Sundays. And Saturday also leads in the second question, but not by as much.

So I'd say let's settle on the 19th.

Larry

    Bookmark   March 29, 2012 at 9:06AM
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alfie_md6

MAY 19 IT IS! Thanks, Larry.

I'll get the haves, wants, food pages set up by this weekend.

    Bookmark   March 29, 2012 at 9:51AM
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annebert(6b/7a MD)

Hurray! I can come and give away books and magazines.
get those pages set up, Alfie!

    Bookmark   March 29, 2012 at 7:34PM
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gardengranma(6a/6b MD)

Thank you, for May 19th. We have always had about 70, so I think now that we have a date - they will come. Thank you all.

    Bookmark   March 30, 2012 at 4:28PM
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alfie_md6

The pages are up.

    Bookmark   March 30, 2012 at 8:03PM
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ssmdgardener(7)

Alfie, where are the pages set up?

Also, what time does the swap start? I'm wondering if I could possibly attend both plant swaps in one day.

    Bookmark   March 31, 2012 at 8:11AM
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alfie_md6

On the Mid-Atlantic Gardening Forum page, near the top, there's a Go To: Exchanges:Conversations. If you click on the Exchanges link, you'll go to the exchanges page, which is where the haves/wants/food threads are.

    Bookmark   March 31, 2012 at 1:49PM
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skp123

I am so glad to hear Henrietta is feeling better after surgery. Sat., May 19th will be my second Spring Swap. I am looking forward to it. Thank You Garden Granma for your hospitality. I can't wait to see you and your beautiful garden.

    Bookmark   April 8, 2012 at 10:36AM
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beth_b_kodiak(zone 5a)

Great news that Henrietta is well and the swap is there.
The last swap I was able to attend was there and I loved it. Just back on the shore after three years in Hot dry Arizona. Hope I can make it to the swap. I sure have missed it and all the lush green here in MD
bethb

    Bookmark   April 28, 2012 at 7:48AM
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