HAVE: Spring Swap Date - 6/20

joyfulsnowflake(Zone 4)April 22, 2009

The smell of spring is in the air! Time to get together again for another spring swap.

Where: Ying aka joyfulsnowflake's neighborhood community center in Woodbury

When : Saturday June 20th at 11:00am

(Note, this date can be changed to 6/7 if wanted. On 6/7 the inside of community center is open 12:30-6pm. On 6/20 it is open 10:30-6pm. We can use outside any time. I've reserved 6/20 for now.)

Please bring something for the potluck. We'll be eating first and have the swap after lunch. (If we want 6/7, then we will have swap first, then eat)

For those of you who haven't attended a swap you may want to bring:

* plants potted and labeled.

 Paper & pens ready (for notes on plants, and for future trades when the plants get large enough to divide again)

 a box or wagon to put your new found treasures in

* sharpie and labels

* garden books to swap or share

* pictures of your garden

* all your empty plastic garden pots

The plants can be unloaded on the patio or lawn behind the community center.

The swap goes like this:

First, everyone goes around and give a BRIEF description of their offerings plants and other garden related objects.

Then we will begin rounds

Round one - everyone pick one plant.

Round two - pick 2 plants- but not of the same type

Round three - pick 3 plants but not of the same type

As interest wanes, people can take what ever they may like.

People need to bring all "Unclaimed" offerings home with them at the close of the swap.

We can not leave any trash at the center. I put down a $250 deposit for it.

I will send out an email to everyone that posts below with directions, etc about 10 days before the swap. Hope to see you all there!


Here is a picture of the back of the community center. If weather is good, we can sit outside to eat.

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zenpotter(z4 MN)

The date doesn't work for me.


    Bookmark   April 23, 2009 at 8:18AM
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selkie_b(z4 MN)

So far I'm pretty free in June, so anything is fine for us.


    Bookmark   April 23, 2009 at 10:29AM
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I am available on June 20th. However, I would recommend June 7th at 12:30 p.m. as a preferred date/time.

- Adam

    Bookmark   April 23, 2009 at 6:06PM
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julie_mn(z4 MN Henn)

The Swap is posted!! And what a beautiful location! WHEW!
Thank you Ying for hosting this springs MN GW swap!
I will be there! And I hope to have many plants and seedlings to share as well!
Pauline, if something changes in your schedule- and you are able to go- I will drive you. I have offered before- please, come if you are able.
It will be good to see you all!


    Bookmark   April 24, 2009 at 7:48AM
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I have it marked on my calendar! I should have some fun stuff to trade!

The only suggestion I would make is to swap first and then eat. That way those who can only make it for a short time know when the actual swap will take place. But I plan to come for the whole thing, so whatever you all decide is fine with me.


    Bookmark   April 25, 2009 at 10:47AM
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mnwsgal 4 MN(4)

Please add my name to the list. Looking forward to seeing gardening friends and finding interesting plants for my gardens. I have many 2nd year ws perennials to trade.

    Bookmark   April 25, 2009 at 7:51PM
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zenpotter(z4 MN)

Julie, This time it isn't a ride that is the problem. We are having a family get together at our cabin that weekend. I had hoped for Sunday so we could come home early to go.


    Bookmark   April 26, 2009 at 11:43AM
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Thank you for setting this all up, it looks wonderful. I am unsure if I can make it, my husbands brothers and their families are supposed to be in town that weekend, if so I will have a house full...but they seldom keep plans so we will see. Hope to see you all soon.


    Bookmark   April 28, 2009 at 8:43AM
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joyfulsnowflake(Zone 4)

Dear All:

If you plan to attend, please make a note on whether you prefer 6/7 or 6/20. It looks like several people cannot make 6/20. Please let me know if 6/7 is a better date. Thanks!


    Bookmark   April 28, 2009 at 11:19AM
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mnwsgal 4 MN(4)

Either date works for me.

    Bookmark   April 29, 2009 at 2:22AM
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selkie_b(z4 MN)

Second note here - but to help with decisions - I like the idea of it being a bit earlier in June, so if I must decide I'd prefer June 7th!


Can't wait!

    Bookmark   April 30, 2009 at 10:15AM
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Although either date works fine for me, I would prefer a little earlier in the season as well, so I wouldn't mind at all if it gets changed to June 7!


    Bookmark   May 1, 2009 at 9:32AM
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