have: western ma plant swap 07

ElaineW(z5 MA)April 5, 2007

Here we go! This is the 5th season of swapping. Please email me your wish for the first swap which will be on May 1st this year. Let's hope for drier swaps this year!

Where? 253 Warren Wright Rd. Belchertown, MA 01007

When? *On first and third Tuesday, May through September unless otherwise noted

May 1, May 15

June 5, June 19

July *5 Thursday, July 17

August 7, August 21

September 4, September 18

6:00pm arrival/prep, 6:15 plant swapping begins (usually done by 7:30) Rain or Shine.

What to Bring? Perennials, annuals, vegetables, herbs, cuttings, fresh cut flowers, bulbs, seeds, etc.

$1.00 dues to cover costs- including a drawing for a plant. Bring a box or bucket in which to bring home your plants.

How Does This Work? At 6:00 people will arrive with their items to swap. The items will be placed on the

ground in the area where weÂll sit. You may want to bring a chair in case there are not enough. At 6:15

weÂll name off all of the items to be swapped. It is very helpful if the items are labeled. Many bring shopping

bags or buckets with freshly dug plants labeled with the plant name. ItÂs not necessary to pot the plants youÂll

bring- but you should try to keep the roots from drying out. YOU CAN BRING AS MANY OR AS FEW PLANTS

AS YOUÂD LIKE. SOME GARDENERS ARE JUST STARTING AND MAY NOT HAVE ANYTHING TO

SWAP. THAT IS OK! Many seasoned gardeners have more than enough to share and would rather

give them away than throw them in the compost. There are many plants that do poorly unless they are

divided regularly (irises, daisies, phlox, etc.) This is a great way to trade them for plants you may not have.

As soon as all of the plants are named people will be told to take their first pick. Each pick is a plant, not a full

container. The first pick is offered to those who have brought an item from the "Wish List" that is kept of

swappers wishes. Even if the person who wanted the plant is not there, if you brought a wish list item then

you can be part of the first pick. If you are the recipient of a wish list plant then that is considered your first pick.

After everyone is done people will step back and then the second round will begin. Everyone is included in this

round and all of the rest of the picks. This will be repeated as long as there are items left. It doesnÂt matter

how many plants you bring. Everyone will have the same number of "picks". You may leave with

a couple plants or with many depending on the contributions that week. WeÂll finish with a raffle for a beautiful

plant.

Other Notes: No dogs or smoking please. If you bring children try to make sure they are not disruptive.

Parking will be along Warren Wright Rd. - please be careful not to block the road or my neighbors driveways.

Feel free to spread the word, everyone is welcome.

Come a little early if youÂd like to browse through my gardens.

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myonlysunshine(z5 ma)

WooHoo!It's here,I can't believe it's finally here!Thank you Elaine for doing this again this year,I can't wait till May!

    Bookmark   April 5, 2007 at 6:25PM
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ElaineW(z5 MA)

The first wish list is ready. On the small side but it will grow as the season does. See you on Tuesday!

Wish List for May 1, 2007

Boxwood- Peggy L.
Columbine, Barlow- Linda W.
Daylily, red- Sue L.
Globe Thistle- Maxine
Grass, ornamental- Irene
Hellebore- Joanie R.
Hosta- Gold, Blue or variegated- Colleen
Hosta- Sagae- Lindsay
Hosta- Sum and Substance- Cheryl D.
Hosta- Variegated, extra large leaf- Regina S.
Liguilaria "The Rocket"- Reena
Lungwort, Pulmoniar- Cathy P.
Pachysandra, variegated- Elaine
Scabiosa- Pink (pincushion flower)- Kay
Valerian, red- Leah

    Bookmark   April 25, 2007 at 2:04PM
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annsj

YIPPEE can't wait for Tuesday. Word to the wise, wear boots, it will be wet grounds!!

    Bookmark   April 27, 2007 at 11:07AM
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rutlandite2007(3)

It was awesome to see you all again! I had a great time! :)
I took some of the leftover that were not labeled & am sharing them wwith my neighbor's daughter, who is a new home owner & will take anything I give her. :) See you one the 15th!

    Bookmark   May 2, 2007 at 12:51PM
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ElaineW(z5 MA)

Hi There,
Glad everyone is enjoying themselves. 80 people last week. That's a great way to start.
Here's the wish list for the May 15th swap.
See you then...

Wish List for May 15, 2007

Allium- Rocky
Astilbe- Regina S.
Astilbe, white, purple or red- Regina W.
Bleeding Heart, white- Reena
Butterfly Bush- Betty
Butterfly Bush, dark purple- Beverly M.
Creeping Phlox- Elena
Daylily, yellow- Cathy P.
Forget me not- Dawn
Garden Phlox, blue- Sue L.
Geranium, perennial- Ann J.
Grass, ornamental- Kathy C.
Hellebore- Joanie R.
Hollyhock, black- Emilie B.
Hosta-Gold, Blue or variegated- Linda West
Hosta- Sagae- Lindsay
Hosta- Sum and Substance- Cheryl D.
Japanese Anemone- pink or white- ML
Lupine- Carol
Pachysandra, variegated- Elaine
Peony- Anne Clark
Poppy- Colleen, Irene
Scabiosa- Pink (pincushion flower)- Kay
Sedum, DragonÂs Blood- Yvette
Silver Bells Shrub- Kim Defoe
Sweet Pepper Bush- Patience
Zebra Grass- Kathryn Drake
Valerian, red- Leah

    Bookmark   May 8, 2007 at 9:07PM
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ElaineW(z5 MA)

Hello there all,
The next swap is June 5th. I've got a ton of Agastache "Blue Fortune" and lots of other odds and ends. Here is the wish list. See you then. Let's cross our fingers for weather like today. The monsoon at the last swap was a soaker!

Wish List for June 5, 2007

Allium- Rocky
Astilbe- Regina S.
Astilbe, white, purple or red- Regina W.
Bleeding Heart- Peggy D.
Butterfly Bush- Betty
Butterfly Bush, dark purple- Beverly M.
Columbine, purple- Heidi
Forget me not- Dawn
Forget me not, pink- Ann J.
Garden Phlox, blue- Sue L.
Grass, ornamental- Kathy C.
Hellebore- Joanie R.
Hollyhock- Carol S.
Hosta-Gold, Blue or variegated- Linda West
Hosta, Blue- Judith
Hosta, Large leaf- Cathy P.
Hosta- Sagae- Lindsay
Hosta- Sum and Substance- Cheryl D, Reena, Kathy P.
Iris, mid-size- Mary M.
Lobelia, red- Bev M.
Lupine- Carol, Diane Mc
Pachysandra, variegated- Elaine
Paw Paw tree- Peggy L.
Peony- Anne Clark
Poppy- Colleen, Irene, Allegra
Scabiosa- Pink (pincushion flower)- Kay
Sedum, DragonÂs Blood- Yvette
Silver Bells Shrub- Kim Defoe
Sweet Pepper Bush- Patience
Zebra Grass- Kathryn

    Bookmark   May 29, 2007 at 7:46PM
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ElaineW(z5 MA)

Hope this isn't a duplicate post. This is the Wish List for the next swap... June 19th.

Wish List for June 19, 2007

Balloon Flower, Purple- Diane R.
Bleeding Heart- Peggy D.
Columbine, any color but pink- Yvette
Compost, organic- 10 lbs- Sue D.
Foxglove- Colleen
Garden Phlox, blue- Sue L.
Hens and Chicks- Cheryl D.
Heuchera, purple leaved cultivar- Elaine
Hollyhock- Carol S.
Hosta, Blue- Judith
Hosta- Sagae- Lindsay
Hosta- Sum and Substance-Kathy P.
Hydrangea- Reena
Lavender, hardy- Lynn C., Pat G., Elena
Iris, Japanese- Cathy P.
Irs, White Siberian or Japanese- Halyna
Lobelia, red- Bev M.
Lupine- Carol, Diane Mc
Paw Paw tree- Peggy L.
Poppy- Irene, Allegra
Scabiosa- Pink (pincushion flower)- Kay
Silver Bells Shrub- Kim Defoe
Spiderwort, purple- Linda West
Valerian, red- Leah
Verbena, blue- Patience
Zebra Grass- Kathryn Drake

    Bookmark   June 13, 2007 at 8:43AM
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ElaineW(z5 MA)

Wish List for July 5, 2007

Balloon Flower, Purple- Diane R., Reena
Blanket Flower (Gaillardia)- Linda W.
Campanula, medium- Joanie R.
Candy Lily- Emily O., Linda J.
Compost, organic- 10 lbs- Sue D.
Delphinium, blue- Kay
Dianthus Barbatus (Sweet William)- Marlene
Garden Phlox, blue- Sue L.
Hens and Chicks- Eileen
Hollyhock- Carol S.
Hosta- Sagae- Lindsay
Hosta- Sum and Substance-Kathy P.
Iris, Japanese- Cathy P.
Lavender, hardy- Lynn C., Pat G., Elena
Lobelia, red- Colleen
Lupine- Carol, Diane Mc, Jeannette
Lupine, white- Dawn
Poppy- Irene, Allegra
Rue- Mary Moriarty
Silver Bells Shrub- Kim Defoe
Squash plant, Summer squash variety of any kind- Elaine
Valerian, red- Leah
Verbena, blue- Patience
Zebra Grass- Kathryn Drake, Mary M.

    Bookmark   July 2, 2007 at 9:31PM
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ElaineW(z5 MA)

Wish List for July 17, 2007

Balloon Flower, Purple- Diane R.
Blanket Flower (Gaillardia)- Linda W.
Campanula, medium- Joanie R.
Candy Lily- Emily O., Linda J.
Compost, organic- 10 lbs- Sue D.
Delphinium, blue- Kay
Hosta- Sagae- Lindsay
Hosta- Sum and Substance-Kathy P.
Hydrangea, Blue- Reena
Iris, Japanese- Cathy P.
Lavender, hardy- Lynn C., Pat G., Elena
Lobelia, red- Colleen
Lupine- Carol, Diane Mc, Jeannette
Lupine, white- Dawn
Purple smoke bush- Elaine
Valerian, red- Leah
Verbena, blue- Patience
Zebra Grass- Kathryn Drake, Mary M.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2007 at 6:32AM
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rutlandite2007(3)

Can't wait til the 7th! LOL
Hopefully I can get my hands on a truck. I have got a ton of Hosta (a.k.a Platian Lilly)
My Aunt & Uncle gave these to me when we first moved to my house. I think these are great beginner Hostas. :)

    Bookmark   July 24, 2007 at 1:26PM
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ElaineW(z5 MA)

I'm sure that the hosta will go. Everything does! See you then.

Wish List for Aug 7, 2007

Agapanthus- Joanne R.
Balloon plant- Leslea
Blanket Flower (Gaillardia)- Linda W.
Bleeding Heart- Irene
Bleeding Heart. White fern-leaf- Lyndsay
Butterfly weed- Patience
Campanula, medium- Joanie R.
Candy Lily- Emily O., Linda J.
Compost, organic- 10 lbs- Sue D.
Cone Flower, white- Ann J.
Daylily, yellow- Yvette
Delphinium, blue- Kay
Delphinium, sapphire blue- Sara
Hollyhock, red- Betty M.
Hosta- Sum and Substance-Kathy P.
Hydrangea, blue- Marlene, Kathryn D.
Hydrangea, blue lace cap- Leslie, Stephanie R.
Lavender, hardy- Elena, Jody W.
Lobelia, red- Colleen
Lupine- Carol, Jeannette
Lupine, white- Dawn
Manure, cow- Peggy
Turtlehead- Elaine
Zebra Grass- Mary M.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2007 at 5:34PM
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ElaineW(z5 MA)

Here we go. Only 3 swaps left this season. Wow how time flies.
See you Tuesday,
Elaine

Wish List for Aug 21, 2007

Agapanthus- Joanne R.
Balloon plant- Leslea
Blanket Flower (Gaillardia)- Linda W.
Bleeding Heart. White fern-leaf- Lyndsay
Campanula, medium- Joanie R.
Delphinium, blue- Kay
Delphinium, dk. blue- Reenah
Delphinium, sapphire blue- Sara
Hens and Chicks- Mary M.
Hollyhock, red- Betty M.
Hydrangea, blue- Kathryn D.
Hydrangea, blue lace cap- Leslie, Stephanie R., Kathi F.
Lavender, hardy- Elena, Jody W., Vicki K.
Lobelia, red- Colleen
Lupine- Carol, Jeannette
Lupine, white- Dawn
Pachysandra, variegated- Alice S.
Zebra Grass- Linda M.

    Bookmark   August 15, 2007 at 10:46AM
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ElaineW(z5 MA)

Down to the last 2 swaps of the season!

Wish List for September 4, 2007

Balloon plant- Leslea
Blanket Flower (Gaillardia)- Linda W.
Blue Indigo, Baptisia- Reena
Campanula, medium- Joanie R.
Delphinium, blue- Kay
Delphinium, sapphire blue- Sara
Hydrangea, blue- Kathryn D.
Hydrangea, blue lace cap- Leslie, Stephanie R., Kathi F.
JacobÂs Ladder, solid green leaf- Joanne R.
Lavender, hardy- Elena, Jody W., Vicki Kecki
Lobelia, red- Colleen
Lupine- Carol, Jeannette
Lupine, white- Dawn
Manure- Peggy, Elaine
Zebra Grass- Linda M.

    Bookmark   August 29, 2007 at 4:20PM
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ElaineW(z5 MA)

Oops. I forgot to post the wish list for the last swap tomorrow night. And if you'd like to bring some food to share we will be celebrating the end of the swap season.
See you tomorrow at 6 and thanks for another great year!
Elaine

Wish List for September 18, 2007

Blue Indigo, Baptisia- Reena
Campanula, medium- Joanie R.
Dahlia, red- Colleen
Delphinium, blue- Kay
Delphinium, sapphire blue- Sara
Hydrangea, blue- Kathryn D.
Hydrangea, blue lace cap- Leslie, Stephanie R., Kathi F, Marlene
JacobÂs Ladder, solid green leaf- Joanne R.
Lavender, hardy-Jody W., Vicki K.
Lupine- Jeannette
Lupine, white- Dawn
Manure- Peggy, Elaine, Alice S.
Nepeta (Catmint)- Farnsworth
Vinca ground cover- Elena
Zebra Grass- Linda M., Todd

    Bookmark   September 17, 2007 at 11:22AM
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