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Upcoming Plant sales/swaps??

Posted by gardener-budding MN (My Page) on
Thu, Jun 14, 07 at 16:39

Hello all,

I just found this website forum in the past few days. I have so enjoyed reading all of the posts and replies. I have to say, I have learned so much fun information!

I am a fairly new gardener and am looking to start/continue what the old homeowner created at my new home.
Does anyone know of any really good plant sales or swaps that are coming up in the twin cities area?
Does anyone have any creative ways to find people to swap perennials with? I have a lot of really over grown perennials at my home that I would love to dig up and trade with people.

Or where are your favorite places to buy perennials?

Thank you so much for your help!

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RE: Upcoming Plant sales/swaps??

  • Posted by jel48 Z3/4 Minnesota (My Page) on
    Thu, Jun 14, 07 at 18:19

Hi, and welcome to the MN Gardeners forum :-) Do you live in the Twin Cities area, then? And what other parts of the state do you occasionally get to (and where you might like to visit nurseries)? I'm in Owatonna and could give you a few down this way, in Rochester, and in Faribault, if you're interested.

RE: Upcoming Plant sales/swaps??

First off....WELCOME! We love new "faces" around here!

Yes, where are you located? Too bad you didn't find us a couple weeks sooner, there have been several good swaps over the last few weeks.

I am up near Cambridge, would be glad to do some tradin'! Whatcha got?


RE: Upcoming Plant sales/swaps??

Welcome !!!


RE: Upcoming Plant sales/swaps??

Thank you for being so welcoming! I live in the Lakeville/Apple Valley area.
I have a lot of lambs ear, Autum Sedum, & Tons of Lily of the Valley. I am just letting other things grow in, so some of it I haven't identified yet.
Are most plant swaps/sales earlier in the summer?

Thanks you everyone for your help!

RE: Upcoming Plant sales/swaps?? now?

  • Posted by jel48 Z3/4 Minnesota (My Page) on
    Fri, Jun 15, 07 at 20:06

The MNGarden GW group (us) hold a plant swap in early June (this year there were two) and one in the fall, maybe two (in different locations. I don't know about other swaps, but it does get harder to replant full size plants in the heat of July and August.

RE: Upcoming Plant sales/swaps??

Welcome, g-b. We usually post about swaps we hear about as well as when nurseries have sales. Do you have any Linders or other temporary garden centers (usually in grocery store parking lots) in your neck of the woods? They might have closed for the season by now though...

I see you entered the plants you have to trade on your trade list. You can check other member's trade lists that post here, esp. if you know they live close to you. You can also search the trade lists to find who's got a specific plant you'd like: Then email 'em and suggest a trade.

Congratulations on your new home and happy gardening!

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