Swap Stuff

spanavalMay 5, 2006

I realize that not everyone is as big a space cadet as I am, but some things I learned from the previous swap.

Water the plants you are bringing the day before the swap. Watering the day of tends to create ugly messes in the car. I have a messy vehicle in the first place, but scraping caked on mud off the upholstery is so not fun.

Label the plants using something water safe. Conversely, don't label them until the plants have been watered.

If you're going to put pre-arranged stuff into separate cardboard boxes, make sure that you do it after all this stuff has dried off. Keep the boxes out of the rain, and don't water after you've put stuff into their respective boxes.

When possible, bring something that describes and has pictures of the plants you have. It is much easier to sucker people if you can show them pretty pictures.

Do not leave non-gardening spouses alone in the midst of gardeners. Makes them even more dazed and confused than they were in the first place.

The last is a request from my DH. Pretty please with sugar on top, don't talk plants, especially anything involving latin names with him. He'd really rather not know anything more than 'That one has pretty blue flowers'.


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Thanks to CFMuehling telling me for a couple years, "You need to go to this!" (I think she's right) I -THINK- I am going to be able to make it today. I'm starting a new mass bed and can use LOTS of "ditch lillies." (As Christine calls them). So, I hope y'all bring some! And if I'm not there ("beige/copper" colored Ford F-250 with red ladder rack so it's kinda distinctive), fill up the back of Christine's (cute little) truck for me! I'm sure she'll appreciate it too! haha.

    Bookmark   May 6, 2006 at 8:25AM
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faerieannette(z7 MD)

oh I wish I had read this befor the swap dith lillies are something I actually have

    Bookmark   May 8, 2006 at 11:00AM
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cfmuehling(7b DC/MD burbs)

Did you and Richard get together with your ditch lilies? Have truck, he'll travel. :)


    Bookmark   May 9, 2006 at 8:56PM
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