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HAVE: Fall Green Elephant Plant Swap in Redmond Sat Nov 5

Posted by GreenElephant Woodinville WA (My Page) on
Fri, Sep 23, 05 at 0:22

You are invited
to the
FALL EASTSIDE
GREEN ELEPHANT PLANT SWAP
in
Redmond, Washington
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Saturday November 5, 2005
10 am to Noon

Image hosted by Photobucket.comArticle about the Green Elephant Plant Swap

The Green Elephant Plant Swap is a Spring / Fall event: First Saturday in March; First Saturday in November.

Exchange plants, seeds, corms tubers, cuttings, yard art, etc. from your yard with other gardeners. No Sales. Just trades or freebies, please.

The Green Elephant is hosted in North Redmond, Washington, at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Cross; The site offers parking, covered areas, indoor facilities, kitchen, lots of lawn, and playground. It's five minutes from I-405 and I-520.

Directions and Maps to the Church of the Holy Cross

Contact: Jim Eichner
Cell Phone 425-223-7249

street address is:
11526 - 162nd Ave NE
Redmond, WA 98052


Suggestions for Traders

The format for the trade is like a tailgate party. You just pull into the parking lot and open up your trunk to display your treasures. Traders exchange expert gardening information as well as plant materials. In two hours all the deals are sealed.

The Green Elephant is convenient for trading bareroot plants. Simply dig and divide perennials bareroot to trade. They are dormant and can be transplanted with no shock.

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The photo to the left shows an easy way to set up trades.

Label your plants clearly. If possible write the common name, the latin name, and cultivar or variety if you know it. Also any interesting attributes of the plant: height, leaf shape or size, color, variegation, flower color. If a trader can see what this brown lump of roots will look like when it grows, it helps seal the deal. Use hortiplex, or pictures you've taken to offer traders color images of your plant when it grows and blooms.

Please do not bring seeds or plants on the Washington State Noxious Weed Lists.

What if I have nothing to bring to the trade?
The Green Elephant Plant Swap is a great place to start your garden. Many traders love to help new gardeners get started. Come and ask questions, get advice, schmooze a little and you'll walk away with some goodies.


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RE: HAVE: Fall Green Elephant Plant Swap in Redmond Sat Nov 5

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Jim


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RE: HAVE: Fall Green Elephant Plant Swap in Redmond Sat Nov 5

I will be there.
Teresa


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RE: HAVE: Fall Green Elephant Plant Swap in Redmond Sat Nov 5

I'm planning on being there. I have a flower bed to dig up and should have some plants that will need new homes. I'll post a list later.

Patrick


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RE: HAVE: Fall Green Elephant Plant Swap in Redmond Sat Nov 5

I will definitely be there :-)


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RE: HAVE: Fall Green Elephant Plant Swap in Redmond Sat Nov 5

I'll be there.


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RE: HAVE: Fall Green Elephant Plant Swap in Redmond Sat Nov 5

I'll be there... (tambourines shaking)

Now if you feel that you cant go on
Because all your garden is gone
And your life is filled with confusion
And happiness is just an illusion
And your world around is a tumblin down
Gardeners, reach out
Reach out, for green. (Green Elephant)

Ill be there to share and trade pla-a-ants...(tell me gardener)
Ill be there with perennials to see you through ooh ooh.

Now when youre lost and about to give up
cause your best just aint good enough
And you feel the garden has grown cold
And youre driftin on your own
When you need a hand to hold
Gardeners, reach out
Reach out, for plants.

Ill be there to share and trade all the plants
Ill be there with perennials to see you through

I can tell by the way you hang your head
Now with out plants, your garden is dead
And through your tears you look around
But theres no plants to trade to be found

I know what youre thinking and thinking
Without plants, youve nothing to trade...
But you know how to do some good baking
Just bring some chocolate for snacking.. and

Gardeners, reach out, reach out
Reach out for green elephant plants!

We'll be there to trade with and advise you
Well be there with plants that will see you through-ooh-ooh!


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RE: HAVE: Fall Green Elephant Plant Swap in Redmond Sat Nov 5

I'll be therrrrrreeee...


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RE: HAVE: Fall Green Elephant Plant Swap in Redmond Sat Nov 5

I'll be there; I missed Teresa's trade as I was in Italy (tooo bad). I still have my hesperanthas available for anyone who is interested and will have dahlias for the spring trade.

I'm looking for all kinds of perennials as some of mine were dug up by overzealous gardeners this year (lost my spiderwort, rudbeckia, asters and enchinacea).

Christine


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RE: HAVE: Fall Green Elephant Plant Swap in Redmond Sat Nov 5

Dear all,

116th Street, is under repair in front of the church. Please see the link for traffic revisions.

Thanks,

Jim

Here is a link that might be useful: Traffic Revision and Alternate Directions


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RE: Fall Green Elephant Plant Swap in Redmond Sat Nov 5

Hi all,

I will be there this time. I have missed so many trades this year.
If I promised during the last Green elephant trade that I would bring something please let me know, I will bring it this time.

Jim- Do you have any Chinese Lantern that I can have.

Looking forward to meeting everyone again.
Thanks,
Sangeeta


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RE: HAVE: Fall Green Elephant Plant Swap in Redmond Sat Nov 5

I was going to wait until spring as I don't have much to bring, but I will be there anyway! Michele


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RE: HAVE: Fall Green Elephant Plant Swap in Redmond Sat Nov 5

Dear Sangeeta,

I will bring chinese lanterns for sure. Plenty to share.

Regards, Jim


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RE: HAVE: Fall Green Elephant Plant Swap in Redmond Sat Nov 5

I should be able to make this one I have yellow alstromeria, orange ditch lillies, mint, baby spiders and more


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RE: HAVE: Fall Green Elephant Plant Swap in Redmond Sat Nov 5

I'll be there!

Jim, I heard through the grape vine that you have a bunch of the perennial sunflower (I believe this is what it is called... I saw it in Teresa's yard at her trade). Would you be willing to share any? I can bring cookies again! :o)

-Katherine


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RE: HAVE: Fall Green Elephant Plant Swap in Redmond Sat Nov 5

Katherine, I think the one you are talking about is 'Lemon Queen'.
Teresa


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RE: HAVE: Fall Green Elephant Plant Swap in Redmond Sat Nov 5

Dear Katherine,

My soul belongs to the prairie. Yes I have seven species of perennial sunflowers. There are many all over N. America. I can bring a piece of lemon queen to the fall swap. I will bring much more to the spring swap, first Saturday in March.

Helianthus x multiflorus 'Lemon Queen' is very robust. It is a hybrid cross of some sort, yet is has viable seed. I started with one shoot about 6 years ago. This summer I have hundreds of stalks. It is not invasive. It's a clumper.

Regards,

Jim


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RE: HAVE: Fall Green Elephant Plant Swap in Redmond Sat Nov 5

I'm trying soooo hard to make it!
My family has plans for me that day. I'm using my best manipulating skills to change their date.
I hope it works. ; )

Laura


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RE: HAVE: Fall Green Elephant Plant Swap in Redmond Sat Nov 5

I'm trying to rearrange plans so we can make it.


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