Information CT 2012 Spring Swap: Meet, Greet and Eat

cloud_9(z5 CT)April 19, 2012

Sunday, April 29th at 11:00AM will be the CT swap at Great Hollow Lake at Wolfe Park in Monroe, CT.

This is a very friendly and casual swap. All are welcome!

If you are a new gardener or experienced with new gardens and little or nothing to swap, come and join the fun anyway and we will send you home with plants. You donâÂÂt have to feel "funny" about it. Gardeners love to share and you can pass it along in the future! You can also come for the conversation and to match faces with screen names. (We will still send you home with plants) If you are a lurker we would love to meet you!

If you would like to join in the food, bring along a dish to share. Check the linked swap thread to get an idea of what others are bringing.

For those who have never been to one of our swaps before, they are casual and unstructured. There is no need to swap one for one unless you want to. Generally we just put the plants we have brought out on tables and people pick what they want. Some swaps are arranged ahead of time (follow the link below). This is not necessary (lots of plants come unadvertised), but if you post what you are looking for, you have a greater chance of getting it.

Please TRY to remember to label your plants. People are hesitant to take plants that canâÂÂt be identified. Pre-arranged swaps should have peopleâÂÂs names on them. Please be mindful of the nametags. i.e. donâÂÂt take something that says DeeâÂÂs white lilac if you are not Dee. :-)

If you want to Online Map or GPS (etc.) directions, use 454 Purdy Hill Rd. as your destination.

Here are DIRECTIONS from the Merritt Parkway:

From the Merritt Parkway (Rt. 15) N or S take exit 49 which is Rt. 25. Follow 25 until the divided highway part of it ends at a traffic light. Continue along 25 a little more than a mile and come to another light. Turn right onto Old Newtown Rd. Turn right shortly onto Purdy Hill Rd. You will pass BenedictâÂÂs Agway on the left. The entrance to Great Hollow Lake at Wolfe Park is just past BenedictâÂÂs on the left. The driveway to the lake is long. Go through all the parking lots to the far side. That is where the picnic grove is. I will try to put up signs.

Hope to see you there!

Here is a link that might be useful: 2012 spring swap information

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javaandjazz(z6 CT)

Deb, I just posted this to my facebook page. Thanks!

    Bookmark   April 19, 2012 at 5:28PM
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whitegarden(Z5 MA)

Turns out, I am not going to be able to come to the CT swap this year. We have been waiting on a contractor to schedule us in for a project at our house and he let me know today that he is starting next week. We are taking over a big part of the demolition and I am going to have to be here working on that all next weekend.

I apologize to anyone to whom I promised plants and am so disappointed about the ones you all were saving for me.

I'll try again next year!

    Bookmark   April 20, 2012 at 7:49PM
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javaandjazz(z6 CT)

There will be one in the fall!

    Bookmark   April 21, 2012 at 7:59AM
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whitegarden(Z5 MA)

Excellent!

    Bookmark   April 21, 2012 at 2:47PM
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hunt4carl

Bumping the info up. . .

    Bookmark   April 24, 2012 at 9:01AM
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hunt4carl

Last minute bump for folks coming late to the party. . .

    Bookmark   April 27, 2012 at 11:14PM
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