HAVE: Ft Worth Autumn Swap!
I thought it would be a good idea to post early so everyone can start thinking about what they'd like to bring, what they'd like for their gardens, get some cuttings started, etc.
just north of I30 on the east side of University.
Saturday, November 4, starting 10 AM
World's most casual plant swap:
pond plants & supplies,
butterfly garden plants & supplies,
even mulch/potting soil/vermiculite/perlite...
(I once traded something-or-other for a bag of sheep manure!)
Here are some things that I'll have:
white datura or moonflower (plants & seeds)
golden rain tree
crepe myrtles: most of mine are white, but not for sure.
cannas: lemon yellow Conestoga & Canna Indica Indian Shot
Autum Joy Sedum
some other kind of sedum, smaller than AJ & it has a neon-bright pink daisylike flower.
& as always...the famous hot pink four-o'clocks!
Wear baggy comfy clothes, bring a hat, make sure you have something to drink & maybe some ice, something to sit on.
We usually each bring something to share in the way of food, not a big meal, just some things that are easy to fix/bring/serve/eat.
It's a good idea to put your pre-trades in boxes with the recipient's name in big letters.
& watch your stuff:
Although we like to think that we all know each other & that everyone is honest, we can't count on it.
I once lost an entire box of mauve crinums that someone just took & drove off with!
Not only did I feel angry & violated,
but the people to whom I had promised crinums were upset & disappointed.
Both pre-trades & on-site trades are fun:
With a pre-trade, you *know* that you'll get something you want & you *know* that the item you bring will have a home.
With an on-site trade, there's the excitement of surprise/discovery:
I have a bog garden today because Tee gave me some bog plants at a swap!
There are no "rules" as to what is equivalent to what, like "a 1 gallon plant=2 quart plants" etc.
You can trade anything for anything, as long as the other trader agrees.