what people look for at the swaps and why
I'm wondering what general category(ies) people look for at the swaps and why. Below are a few of the categories I can think of, listed in alphabetical order, just to get everyone thinking. If you use other parameters in determining what to look for, please let me know that too.
fruit trees and plants
I'm usually looking for hardy, disease and pest resistant, easy-to-care-for, non-invasive trees, shrubs, and perennials. Rare items are a big plus. I also keep an eye out for sedums and other hardy succulents.
Here is the reason I am particularly interested in hearing more from everyone. Each year I usually offer one or two things that I think will be a big hit, and, more often than not, those are the things that there is not much demand for. This year, as an example, I have Xanthoceras sorbifolium (Yellowhorn tree/shrub). It's not real common. It's completely hardy anywhere in Tennessee. Likes full sun. And, is typically described as striking or beautiful. So far, I've only received one request for it.
Here is a link that might be useful: