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You are invited to the Green Elephant Plant Swap

You are invited to Church of the Holy Cross in Redmond, Washington for a Green Elephant plant swap.

Church of the Holy Cross, 11526 162nd Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052-2645 (directions)


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Four Times a Year

Autumnal Abundance

1st Saturday in November, 10:00 AM to Noon

November is an excellent time to divide and conquer your garden: move woody plants, empty containers, divide perennials, gather seeds and store frost-tender tropicals. While were at it, its time to exchange and share plants and talk about the highlights of our summer gardens.

Winter Seed Sowing

1st Saturday in January, 10AM to Noon (indoors)

Right after the holidays in the cold dark of winter, we get together with our treasure troves of seeds, and dirt and pots and labels, to winter-sow perennials, trees, shrubs. These pots of seeds then go outside for cold treatment which breaks the seeds dormancy. You wont believe the great results! Come spring they germinate in profusion. For this event, potting soil is provided. Bring your pots, seeds, labels to share. You can also divide and repot houseplants at this event.

Bareroot Bonanza

1st Saturday in March, 10:00 AM to Noon

It may still feel wintry, but spring is on the way. March is an excellent month to move dormant plants. Annual seeds can be traded for spring planting. Its time to dream big for the coming summer.

Victory Garden Vegi-Swap

1st Saturday in June, 10 AM to Noon

Whether you feel the budget crunch or just want to grow your own delicious healthy food, the vegi-swap is offered so we can exchange and share vegetable seeds and plant starts for our own Beat-the-Economy Victory Gardens. Its too late for bare root plants but potted trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals and tropicals are most welcome. If you are interested in growing your own food, you are not alone.

Directions and Details

The Green Elephant Plant Swap is hosted in North Redmond, WA, at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Cross; The site offers parking, covered areas, indoor facilities, kitchen, memorial garden, grass labyrinth and playground. It is five minutes from I-405 and I-520.

Directions and Maps to the Church of the Holy Cross.

Contact: Jim Eichner, cell phone: 425-223-7249

Street address: 11526 162nd Ave NE Redmond, WA 98052

How it works: No sales, just exchanges and freebies, please.

Tailgating Encouraged. The format for the trade is like a tailgate party. Traders exchange expert gardening information as well as plant materials. In two hours all the deals are sealed.

Free Stuff. Many gardeners generously share plants from the abundance of their gardensAn excellent way to begin your garden. Also an excellent way to thin out that giant patch of shasta daisies, etc. There is always a pile of plants free for the sharing at the swap.

What if I have nothing to trade? Cookies and chocolate work like money at the Green Elephant!

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My zone is: Woodinville WA

My Birthday is September 19 .

First registered on April 30, 2001 .