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WANTED: 2007 michigan spring plant swap

Posted by skohler 5 (skohler49@mei.net) on
Sun, Feb 25, 07 at 14:57

2007 SPRING PERENNIAL PLANT SWAP - MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW!

It's time to plan for the SPRING PERENNIALS PLANT SWAP & 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! Share your passion for
gardening, meet other gardeners from the area, have a delicious meal
and acquire some wonderful new plants.


THIS SWAP IS FOR PERENNIALS ONLY -
NOT FOR ANNUALS, HERBS or HOUSE PLANTS

DATE: Saturday, 19th May, 2007
TIME: 10:00am - 2:00pm
PLACE: Wayland City Park,
Park St & W Cherry St.
Wayland MI 49348
(Look in the FILES section at Michigan Perennials home page you'll
find a map and directions that you can print off!
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MichiganPerennials )

SWAP MATERIALS: perennial plants, shrubs, well-rooted cuttings and
divisions (potted up) and bulbs. We are asking for plants that are
well established, of good size (size you would be thrilled to buy at
the store), and in gallon pots or larger (gallon pots are approx 6
inches across x 6.5 inches tall). Bring along photos of your plants if
you can. Do mark if they are invasive or not ... mini blinds cut up
and written on with #2 pencil make great markers - the pencil marks
last for years. PLEASE MARK ALL PLANT MATERIALS WITH THE PLANT NAME
AND CARE REQUIRED. PUT YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS ON BACK OF TAG.

POT LUCK: Please bring a dish to pass, with serving untensils, and
your own beverage; be sure to bring and mark your serving spoons etc.
with your name. Paper plates, napkins, cups & plastic silverware will
be provided.
* If your last name begins with A-L please bring a dessert or salad. *
* If your last name begins with M-Z please bring a main dish or
vegetable. *

GIFT EXCHANGE: If you wish to participate in the Gift Exchange
drawing, please bring along ONE, UNWRAPPED, NEW, GARDEN-RELATED ITEM
VALUED AT $5-$10 (enough advance notice for you to be able to find
bargains!). Present your item at Check-In to receive your gift drawing
ticket. Only those who donate an item will be eligibile to participate
in the drawings at this Swap. At previous swaps we have had
many wonderful items eg: plants, gardening books, bird houses, bird
feeders and garden ornaments. Please only bring ONE gift each.

THE PLAN FOR THE DAY

10:00AM - Arrive, sign in with name and number of plants, get name
tag, put plants in assigned area, put out dish to pass, meet other
gardeners and look over all the plants.
11:45AM - Pot Luck, visit and have Gift Exchange
1:00PM - Swap begins
After swap - more visiting, pack up, goodbyes.

This will be a Round Robin Swap.
Rounds #1-2-3 - everyone selects one plant.
Rounds #4-5-6 - everyone selects 2 plants.
Rounds #7-8 - everyone selects 3 plants
Rounds #9-10 - everyone selects 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 at
our previous swaps. Everyone should be able to take home as many
plants as they bring.

TIPS FOR THE DAY: bring a folding chair, a table for your plants in
case there aren't enough picnic tables there to put them on, bring and
mark your serving utensils for your dish to pass. The City Park has a
children's play area and a toilet block for your convenience. If you
are bringing your little ones along be sure to have someone with you
to keep an eye on them at all times so that they are safe. It helps to
have some way to transport your plants from your vehicle to the swap
area ... wheel barrow, wagon, sled etc.


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RE: WANTED: 2007 michigan spring plant swap

Wish we had a way of deleting old post :))

this is no longer & A New one is UP for 2008


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