Austin area Manchaca Spring Swap April 20, 2013
Manchaca UMC Pavilion
Post your haves and wants here.
Super interested! Please send me more info.
Here is a link that might be useful: faethfully green
There will be more info on this thread. I can't contact you directly without your email which I couldn't locate on the link.
Less than two weeks until the swap. Here is the usual info.
Looking forward to seeing everyone at the swap!
The address of the swap is 1011 FM 1626, Manchaca, TX 78652. It is at the intersection of Manchaca Road and FM1626. The pavilion is at the back of the west side of the Manchaca United Methodist church.
The swap usually starts at 9am sharp and we usually do door prizes and a potluck lunch around noon(or before if we get hungry!). It's usually all over by 1:30 depending on weather and how many people come. As for what to bring, the options are wide open. Plants of course, either divisions of
your perennials, or cuttings you started or seeds you collected and
labeled. Sometimes people bring whole plants they decided they didn't
like anymore or didn't have room for. Also, if making new plants is not
your thing, you can bring gardening related items, books, terra cotta
pots, tools, etc... People are generally very generous and eager to
make newbies feel welcome so there are no hard and fast rules about
what you can bring. Also, most gardeners just don't want to take any of
their own stuff back home so they are often not expecting an "even
trade". Please do not take an item from someone's area without asking.
A good idea is to bring an extra box to put under your table for the plants you have swapped and are taking home.
Items under the tables are off limits.
Also, we do have a donation jar if you want to help with the pavilion rental fee.
There is also a list of things you may find useful to bring:
camp chair or stool
card table (there are no tables provided at the pavilion)
extra plant labels and marker
extra plastic pots - usually someone needs these
plastic bags for transporting goodies
plastic nursery trays for transporting goodies
gardening item to donate for door prize (optional)
Your favorite food or drink for the potluck.
rain jacket (for some reason our swap usually causes a shower!
This Saturday is the swap. Hope everyone got some rain today!
The weather is going to be great on Saturday.
I've got some liatris, gulf coast penstemon, lambs ear, and a few others. I know most of our group doesn't like to post but I have know there will be some interesting plants at the swap. Be sure to come join us even if you don't think you have much to swap.
See you Saturday!
It was a chilly start but we had another great swap!
I had no idea I really needed the plants I brought home!
We have such a great group and I enjoyed learning about growing strawberries in rain gutters and more gardening tips and ideas. Looking forward to the next swap in October!