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The Middle Tennessee Plant Swap

Posted by bigorangevol Nashville ( on
Fri, Feb 15, 13 at 19:29

How is everyone? With only a month of winter left it's time to start making plans for the MTPS. If you're new to GW and have never attended a MTPS before then you don't know what you're missing!

Looks like the spring MTPS and ETPS have fallen on the same date this year; I hate that. It's always better to have multiple options! :-)

Lani what's the scoop in Mempho?

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Follow-Up Postings:

RE: The Middle Tennessee Plant Swap

Looking forward to MTPS.

RE: The Middle Tennessee Plant Swap

Very excited for MTPS. Just bought a new folding table so I won't have to use TV trays again this year. ;-)

RE: The Middle Tennessee Plant Swap

Hi, Jeff! I have recently moved to S Ky from Texas,( and GW won't accept the change), but I am looking forward to the plant swap, and getting to know the plants and gardeners in a new zone!


RE: The Middle Tennessee Plant Swap

I am looking forward to attending! I doubt ill have plants to swap because I am a new gardener but, is it possible to put together "goodie bags" for trade? I was thinking of putting gardening gloves, a few tools, perhaps seed packets, small terra cotta pots and little bags if soil amendments?

RE: The Middle Tennessee Plant Swap

I have several plants to bring but I am also a beekeeper-I have an abundance of beeswax-do you think that would be an item of interest?

RE: The Middle Tennessee Plant Swap

You know I'll be there, with bells on! The plant swaps are the highlights of my year:)

RE: The Middle Tennessee Plant Swap

I might stop by for a while. ;)

RE: The Middle Tennessee Plant Swap

It's only a few weeks away now! Where are all the swappers posting their have/want lists?

Here's mine, copied from my post on our Fb group:

Heather-Lin's 2013 Spring Swap List

I have a lot to declutter out of my gardens this year! Rather than post a long, LONG list, instead I'll post a link to my sales album. The album has pictures for many of the plants on the list; it should save y'all a ton of time googling;) In addition to my public list, I also have red mustard seedlings, purple water pickerel, Ice King daffodils.... Plus oodles of seeds. Check my gardenweb link at the bottom for lists of those.

I'll also be bringing orange tape and flags to help organize the rows of swappers:)

What I'm looking for in exchange:
-Help in the garden! I'm serious y'all, if you wanted to come help me pull weeds or plant stuff for a couple hours, I would be delighted to pay you in PLANTS!!!!
-Veggie starts; I have tomatoes, but am looking for unusual peppers, squash, melons, Dinosaur Redbor or Greenbor kale, broccoli, red cabbage, beans, etc.
-Unusual herbs: I killed my golden lemon balm so that's back on my wish list;)
Melissa 'Aurea' - Variegated Lemon balm
Mint - also known as red stemmed or double mint
Salvia elegans 'Honey Melon'/'Honeydew Melon'- early blooming pineapple sage
Symphytum x uplandicum 'Axminster Gold' - Variegated Comfrey
Amorphophallus konjak - Voodoo lily bulbs
Centaurea montana 'Amethyst in Snow', or other white/purple variety
Anemone coronaria - poppy anemone bulbs, esp white with purple eye!
Kniphofia 'Toffee Nosed' 'Jane Henry' 'Christmas cheer' ‘Princess Beatrix’ ‘Goodeys Pink’ or other ivory, cream, pink, peach, buff colors
Narcissus 'Royal Princess', 'Pipit', fragrant varieties
Pardancanda norrisii 'Dazzler' 'Heart of Darkness' 'Sangria', or other unusual blackberry or candy lilies
Clematis Niobe, or other dark burgundy colored
Viburnum 'Onondaga'
Irises... Oh too many, but for right now, Indian Chief, Devil baby
Delosperma 'Eye Candy' and peach colored
Daylily 'Mapping Tennessee' 'Milk Chocolate' 'Grey witch'
Osteopsoermum, margarita line, the one with mauve, peach, pale yellow and purple eye
Lantana Tropical fruit

....,and then I just HAD to go and look at Mary's website (in mcMinneville) and found lots of neat things to add to my wish list LOL....

Scabiosa ‘Beaujolais Bonnets’
Phyteuma scheuchzeri (Horned Rampion)
Bronze sweet potato vine
Cherry berry hosta
LA irises 'Peaches & Wine’ ‘Red Velvet Elvis’


My FB have list, plus photo album:

My Pinterest wish list

My Gardenweb have/wish lists



Bringing hyper tufa bowl

Euphorbia and vernonia gigantea, apache
In exchange for P caerulea, maybe, I don't remember?

Bring Tom $$$ for row cover!!! And comfrey.

Giving purple beauty berry
In exchange for ?

Becky Shasta daisy, Walkers low catmint
In exchange for ?

RE: The Middle Tennessee Plant Swap

Assuming something doesn't wipe them out between now and then, I should have:

-A couple 'maters
-Black Pearl Peppers
-Dappled Willow
-Volunteer Upright red Japanese Maples
-Japanese falsecypress
-A Variegated something or other that I got at last year's swap (lol)
-Tennessee Coneflower
-Juniper Trees
-Colorado Blue Spruce
-Whatever else I can come up with between now and then. :-)
-Some random seeds from swaps, etc.

I'm looking to get into more bulbs, but I'm a total noobie, so I'm open to pretty much everything, lol!

Also if you have good manure, I can break into my secret homemade strawberry jam stash. ;-)


RE: The Middle Tennessee Plant Swap

My goodness strawberry jam for manure, this sure sounds like a exciting event. How often do you guy's get together? I think I would love to attend one of these swaps. No manure but quite a bit of compost. Both are recycled stuff just a little difference in the odor.. Can I just show up or do I have to be invited?

RE: The Middle Tennessee Plant Swap

You're officially invited! (So is everyone else, lol!)

It's at the Henry Horton State Park. Here's the website with tons-o-info:

Here is a link that might be useful:

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