Plant exchange

zenpotter(z4 MN)April 7, 2011

I will host one again if there is interest.


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Alas, I am a newbie to this forum. Last fall I moved into a house in Champlin that was abandoned for six years. It has no gardens or landscaping to speak of. I'm a wannabe gardener but don't have any plants to exchange at this time. Is there anyway that I can participate?

I'm active on the GW Garden Junk site so I have some garden art "junque" I can exchange. Please let me know.

Thanks much

A girl named Max

    Bookmark   April 7, 2011 at 2:59PM
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zenpotter(z4 MN)

Newbies are welcome with or without something to exchange. You wouldn't be the first to come empty handed and leave with more than you thought possible. There is always enough to go around. I would think "junque" would be welcome.

I love the exchange and really do not "need" a thing, but would miss the chance to see everyone if it doesn't happen.

For those of you new to the process I am going to post last years instructions minus date, time and my address to let you know what we do.

Remember the following is to give you the idea of what happens.

"We will have a " gardening tea". Please bring snacks and goodies to share.
I will provide coffee, tea and a cold beverage.

What to bring with you besides food:

- Plants potted and labeled.

- Paper and pen to take notes.

- Garden books, magazines, or catalogs to share.

- Empty plastic garden pots to share or for a possible plant cutting.
* Note it is easier for you if you bring along something to carry your plants in such as a box or wagon.

The swap goes like this:

First, people will give a brief description of the plants they brought.

Then the swap begins.
First round � Choose one plant.
Second round � Choose two plants preferably of different types.
Third round � Three plants again preferably of different types.
Fourth and final take as many as you wish.

After the swap we will eat and talk.

If you prefer not to take home what is left from what you brought, I will put out a sign for free plants. It never takes long for them to disappear.


    Bookmark   April 7, 2011 at 4:08PM
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Also received your email! Thanks for offering your time and home, agian,to host the plant exchange. If it's on a weekend I'm home I'm in!


    Bookmark   April 7, 2011 at 6:01PM
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mnwsgal 4 MN(4)

I am interested also.

    Bookmark   April 8, 2011 at 5:06PM
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mantorvillain(z4bMN Dodge)

Saw your post on PE and here and will be there! The only weekend I couldn't make it would be the last wknd of apr/may due to a class. Will probably bring my usual (brugs, 2nd dahlias from 2 tuber bags I've purchased, colocasia pups...and whatever is trying to run rampant in my yard (be warned LOL).
P.S. Thanks for making the offer to host again Pauline. I'd be willing to do it but Mantorville is a bit far for folks coming from the north/west.

    Bookmark   April 9, 2011 at 5:37PM
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zenpotter(z4 MN)

Will, Glad to hear you are interested. I am thinking about adding dahlias to my garden, so far I don't have any.

I have added another dog to my family the cutest little toy poodle, he is yet another rescue dog. He came from a home that hoarded toy poodles.

    Bookmark   April 9, 2011 at 7:19PM
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I would love to attend the exchange. I will watch for more details. Thanks for hosting.

    Bookmark   April 9, 2011 at 10:04PM
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Max - garden art "junque" sounds good to me.

    Bookmark   April 10, 2011 at 7:28AM
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may8(Z4 MN)

Hi Pauline, thank you so much for hosting. We really appreciate it. Please count me in. I should have some dahlias, canna, and yes, more raspberries, if there are interests. It would be nice if we list what we want here too. If I have them, I'll bring them. Hate to go thru digging them out and no one wants them.

    Bookmark   April 10, 2011 at 2:51PM
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maile_2010(4 Central MN)

Count me in if the date works out. I have many plants for exchange. Brugs, hosta's, coral bells, ajugla, bleeding hearts, coneflowers, etc.. Maybe I will even get to meet Will from the Brug Forum as he had ask me if I've ever heard of this exchange.

    Bookmark   April 12, 2011 at 9:14AM
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Can you add me to your list. I'd like to come if the date works.


    Bookmark   April 13, 2011 at 2:43PM
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zenpotter(z4 MN)

Please follow the link to the date and time.

Here is a link that might be useful: exchange date

    Bookmark   April 14, 2011 at 11:13AM
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zenpotter(z4 MN)

Bumping this up

    Bookmark   April 21, 2011 at 2:16PM
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Hi! I am new to this whole plant swap thing. I have perennials that I can split up. I want to add a little more diversity to my garden. I wanna keep a part of each type of plant I have. They spread really easily. Email me at for more information.

    Bookmark   May 29, 2014 at 2:52PM
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