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SW Michigan Plant Swap & Pot Luck - Sat. 21 May 2005

Posted by GardenKiwi Z5 Michigan (My Page) on
Mon, Jan 31, 05 at 19:57

21 MAY, 2005

Dear Garden Friends,

Its time for a Spring Perennial Plant Swap and Pot Luck - so come along - bring your extra plants, your dish to pass, bring a friend with his/her plants and join in the fun!This is a wonderful chance to share your passion for gardening, meet other gardeners from the area, have a delicious meal and acquire some new perennials. Please come with a happy and sharing heart.Bring photos of your gardens, flowers, etc.if you like!

DATE: Saturday, 21 May, 2005
TIME: 11:00am - 2:00pm

TRADING MATERIALS: perennial plants, shrubs, well rooted cuttings potted up thriving seedlings, bulbs, garden ornaments/crafts, gardening books, bundled garden magazines. PLEASE MARK ALL PLANT MATERIALS WITH THE PLANT NAME AND CARE REQUIRED.

This is for PERENNIALS ONLY - NOT for ANNUALS or HOUSE PLANTS (if you want to trade those privately please make those arrangements ahead of time in emails and take care of it before or after the perennial swapping.)

POT LUCK: Please bring a dish to pass, with serving untensils, and your own beverage,be sure to mark your serving spoons etc. with your name.Paper plates, napkins, cups & plastic silverware will be provided.

DOOR PRIZES: If you would like to donate something for a door prize, please feel free to bring it along - the more the merrier and last year we had many wonderful items eg: plants, gardening books, vases, bird houses, bird feeders and garden ornaments.


11-NOON - people arrive, sign in with name and number of plants, get name tag, put plants in viewing/swap area, put out dish to pass, visit with other gardeners, start viewing plants.

NOON - have lunch

1:00PM - Swap begins

DOOR PRIZES will be drawn throughout the swap time.

After swap - more visiting, pack up, goodbyes.

This will be a Round Robin Swap.
Round #1-2 - everyone select one plant.
Round #3-4 - everyone select two plants.
Round #5-6 - everyone select 3 plants and so on and so on.
This way everyone gets a chance to get some of the plants they really have on eye on. This works well and people have been very pleased in the past at other swaps. Everyone should be able to take home as many plants as they bring.

TIPS FOR THE DAY:bring a folding chair (always needed), a table for your plants (or you can put them on the ground), a box or container to put your new plants in after swapping (label with your name) & bring and mark your serving utensils for your dish to pass.

PLEASE EMAIL with RSVP so we can get a head count.
so that we are sure to have enough supplies on hand!



Follow-Up Postings:

RE: SW Michigan Plant Swap & Pot Luck - Sat. 21 May 2005

Hi, I am south of Niles on 3rd Street, S of Ontario rd. What kinds of plants do you want for swap? very young or older? I have never gone to one, but would love to.
If I am not back to work then. I had angioplasty on the 29th of April, w/ 4 stents put in my heart... I am 65. Gardening is limited at this time outside.
I play at propagating and violets do great in my south window.I potted some up tonight that have a their first leaves. I also ordered jasmine from Calif, they arrived Sat.
Klugs Cottage Gardens midway to Berrien Springs belongs to my daughter&hubby. Great plants there and good variety. Varners, Sheltons & God's Green Earth all good. I look for broken pieces to propagate.
Hubby needs to use the phone, email me...

I like to play in the dirt... Vangy

RE: SW Michigan Plant Swap & Pot Luck - Sat. 21 May 2005

just wanted to know if anyone can send me an address of where the plant trade is going to be held in byron center on may 21st .

planning to do my best to be there , here is a few of my trades I will have with me & also what I'm looking for .
trades will trade double plants for my want list
ribbon Grass
bishops weed
yellow columbine
lily of the valley white
bearded Irises purple/yellow
dragon blood sedum
lime moss sedum
creeping jenny sedum
pink peony if possible
yellow yarrow
pink yarrow
pink bee balm
white bee balm
red bee balm
strawberry plants

columbines white , blues, pinks, purple
bee balm purple
rose of sharons
hardy english primroses
butterfly bushes white , red , pink yellow
arkansas amsonia
white liatis
zebra grass
looking for any type colorfull trees

if anyone has anything on my want list & want to trade
please let me know so I can be sure to bring
extra to the swap :)))
thank you

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