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Arkansas/Louisiana state line plant swap...Sat., August 22nd

Posted by kathy547 z8 AR (My Page) on
Sat, Jun 13, 09 at 10:47

Bring anything garden-related: plants, *cuttings, *bulbs, *seeds, birdhouses, feeders, windchimes, tools, books, potting soil, etc. Items can be handmade or store bought but please make sure seeds & plants are labeled.
*cuttings - 2 small or unrooted cuttings will count as 1
*bulbs - a small paper sack will count as 1
*seeds - 10 packets of the same or different will count as 1

If you don't have anything to bring you can sign up to bring food, supplies, or door prizes. ABSOLUTELY NO SELLING WILL BE ALLOWED!!!

When you arrive to the swap you will check in & get tickets for everything you bring, including food, supplies, & door prizes. You will then take your stuff (if swapping) & tickets & park somewhere, using your vehicle & any tables you've brought as your 'booth'. Once check-in is over & the swap starts, everyone will use their tickets to "buy" items from other people using their tickets. Hold on to any leftover tickets as we will use these for the door prize drawing. Toward the end, anyone with leftovers they don't want to take home can put in the "surplus" section & everyone can take a turn picking out something until everything's gone. At some point, we'll eat.

*****For people who want to bring food, supplies, or door prizes*****

FOOD: sandwiches, a bucket of chicken, whatever. We'll also want sides, desserts, drinks & ice. Remember to bring a serving utensil if your dish calls for one.

SUPPLIES: paper plates, paper or plastic cups, plastic spoons or forks, napkins or paper towels, name tags or self-adhesive labels

DOOR PRIZES: Anything - doesn't have to be garden-related. Handmade or store bought. May want to include an index card with special instructions, value, whatever.

VOLUNTEERS: To put flyers around your town, help with check-in, handing out door prizes.

*****Some suggestions & rules*****

*Again, no selling! No pets & no alcohol. Kids are okay to bring, you know to watch them.

*You may want to bring a friend to help you. Also, it's a good idea to bring bottled water for your booth, insect repellent, sun block, an umbrella just in case, newspaper to lay down in your trunk, empty box to put plants in.

*You can use your trunk or truck bed to put stuff on but you may want to bring a table & a chair

Please sign up if you even think you'll be coming so I'll have a count. I'll also need to know who (if anyone) will be bringing food, door prizes, & supplies.

LAKE COLUMBIA - there's a swimming area, boating area, & fishing areas in a different location than where the pavilion is located so if anyone wants to bring their kids there's that option for you. No lifeguard so have someone available to watch the kids. Must have a valid Arkansas fishing license to fish. There's RV hookups if anyone wants to stay a weekend (call 8702345253for information). I believe there may be campsites & hiking trails too but not for sure.

The pavilion is covered with a grill, 2 long picnic tables, & 3 benches. Bathrooms are within walking distance. The area around the pavilion is under a bunch of trees so it should be fairly shady for us.

DIRECTIONS: from the Magnolia square, go around the square & past Fred's. Go 3.3 miles & turn right at the Pure gas station. Go 2.2 miles & turn left on County Road 53 (this is a curvy road!). Go 3.1 miles. You'll pass the boat landing & see the lake. Turn right past that & you'll see the pavilion area right across.

Swap will start around 9:00 a.m. or as soon as everyone's checked in. While you're waiting for the checking in to wrap up, you can walk around & arrange swaps if you'd like. Or wait until the swap starts.

I'll be bringing plants, just not sure what. I'll also bring the tickets we'll be using & 2 door prizes.


Follow-Up Postings:

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RE: Arkansas/Louisiana state line plant swap...Sat., August 22nd

Hi Kathy Im sorry I missed the plant swap, hope you had a great turn out..am I understanding you right you're having another one in Aug, if so I would truly love to participate


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RE: Arkansas/Louisiana state line plant swap...Sat., August 22nd

Plantmasterm, would love to have you at the swap! This will be my first to host although I have been to a couple. I have made posts trying to get ideas on what to do, how a swap works to make it enjoyable, get an idea of the number of people who would come, etc. If anyone else is interested in coming, PLMK! I'm going to 'advertise' in area newspapers & put up signs in places like feed stores & garden nurseries.


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Directions to swap from Texarkana....

Coming into the end of Magnolia from Texarkana, go over the railroad tracks & pass the Deltic Timber plant on the left. Turn right onto County Road 27 when you see the Lake Columbia sign. Follow road for 3.4 miles. Turn right at stop sign then left on County Road 53. Go 3.1 miles & turn into the lake area. You should see the pavilion & the swap area.

We won't have door prize drawings if no one signs up to bring any. We may also forget about using tickets if no door prizes. If no one signs up to bring any food, we will bring for ourselves or plan to drive into town as we get hungry.

If bringing plants, try to water the night before so it's not as heavy or messy. Remember seeds need to be labeled & you should try to have at least 10 packets to get a ticket. Make sure cuttings have at least 2 nodes on them & keep them wrapped in moist (not wet) paper towels in a baggie. Label them so everyone knows what kind of plant they are. Try to make a note of which end is the stem end (end closest to the mother plant)while taking them. If you can have pictures & growing instructions made up that would be great but not necessary.


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RE: Arkansas/Louisiana state line plant swap...Sat., August 22nd

Need to bump this up just in case anyone wants to attend. I'll be putting up flyers around town & all the nearby newspapers have a copy of the swap information. I sure hope lots of people show!!!!!


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RE: Arkansas/Louisiana state line plant swap...Sat., August 22nd

  • Posted by mcbdz 8 Louisiana (My Page) on
    Thu, Aug 6, 09 at 12:44

I am interested. I'll have to see if I can arrange it so close to the beginning of school though. Have lots of plants, cuttings, divisions and seeds. Will get back with you in next couple of days if I can arrange transportation.
Pattie
Doyline, Louisiana


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RE: Arkansas/Louisiana state line plant swap...Sat., August 22nd

REMINDER: plant swap is tomorrow. I hope to have a good turn out but regardless, hope anyone who comes will have a great time.


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