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have: greenville, sc plant swap 2014

8 years ago

I am not the coordinator but am passing along the message from them: Please come and join the local green thumbs for an afternoon plant swap.
Yes, a plant swap. No money needed, just something that has roots, could grow roots or came from a root. And remember, the more you give the more you receive. For every plant you bring, you take one home.

Here are the basics-

Where: Greenville Glen 1101 Garlington Rd, Greenville, SC 29615
When: Sunday April 27 from 1 until 3
If you need help dividing~please come about 15 min early. If you are pro divider- please come early and help.
We will potting dividing and mingling from 1 p.m. until the swap starts.
The first round pick will start at 1:45 pm

Tables, snacks, beverages will be available as will soil and pots but bring your own gloves.

Just some things to consider.....

If you're not sure how to divide your perennials, especially if they are ones with eyes or you're just nervous about taking a knife to your plant... just come early and either myself or another experienced gardener will be glad to show you.

If you only have one or two kinds of plants... don't worry, that's why we are doing this. Bring what you can, and others will be happy to share. Bring as many of that one kind that you can spare. The more you bring the more you get.

If you have a plant/shrub at your house that cannot be divided but you love and want more of... Bring stems/branches/leaves, if the have grown. If not snap a picture, and we may be able to tell you how to propagate it.

If you see that you have a shrub that someone is wanting cuttings of, please take the cuttings just before you come, wrap the ends in a damp paper towel and put in a bag. This will insure the end doesn't dry out by the time it gets to its new home.

I would also like to have a table dedicated to "Name That Plant"- we all have mystery volunteer plants that sprout in the spring and for the life of me I can never be sure if I planted something there if its from a seed the birds left behind. So if you have a plant your not sure of, please bring it. We'll set them out with a pen and paper and see if anyone knows what it is.

Please remember to bring----
Plastic grocery store bags
Paper towels
Notepad- Getting peoples' names and # if you want to trade again or you have questions about a plant you may have gotten from them. And to write info about your plants.
Name your plants- I buy a cheap mini-blind from Habitat, cut the strings out, cut in to 5" strips and write on them with a china marker. Much cheaper than plant tags and the china marker(wax pencil) doesn't fade. If know the actual cultivar name, please mark that as well. EX- Shasta Daisy, cultivar is "Alaska"- if you don't know, that's o.k. too.
Cards with your name and # for handing out.

Here are a few of the "Haves" that participants plan to bring for the swap-
Monkey grass
Daylily- different kinds
Sedum "Autumn Joy"
Bee Balm- Different varieties
Shasta Daisy
Aster- purple
Starter Gardenia
Starter Rose of sharon
Penstemon a.k.a Beardtongue
Lambs ears
Patio Peach Trees
Cleome seedlings a.k.a. Spider Flower
Ice Plant
Verbena Homestead
Lily of the Valley
Seedling bedding plants
Veggies & Fruit seedlings
Hollyhock seedlings
Lambs ears

Wants- what people are looking for

Purple heart plant a.k.a. Wondering Jew
African Violets
House plants
Beautyberry Bush
Perennial daisy- other than white
Rose campion
Begonia- perennial
Shasta daisy
Purple cone flower
Red Hot Poker
Coral bells
Confederate Jasmine
Milk Weed
Roses- Odd color double bloom roses
Pond Plants

Cuttings of-
English Boxwood
Rose of Sharon
Dwarf Evergreens
Confederate Jasmine Vine
Red/yellow twig dogwood