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Central Ohio Fall Plant Swap/Potluck-Saturday 9/26/2009

13 years ago

Hello everyone! It's time to start planning for the fall swap already and once again Mary Dawn, Stephanie (Steph98) and myself are hosting. We have reserved a shelter at Windsor Park in Grove City this year, this will be our second year at this location and our third year of hosting the swap.


Here is the information:

Date: Saturday, September 26, 2009

Time: 11:00 am

Place: Windsor Park in Grove City, Ohio

TRADING MATERIALS: plants, well rooted cuttings potted up, bulbs, shrubs, happy seedlings, garden ornaments,& bundled garden magazines, extra gardening implements, etc.


CARE (shade, sun, etc) REQUIRED!!! Also, mark any plants as invasive or poisonous, if known)

POT LUCK: Please bring a dish to pass with serving untensil & your own beverage We will provide plates, plastic silverware, napkins & cup. It's a good idea to mark your serving spoons etc. with your name. Gardeners are WONDERFUL cooks and I look forward to sampling you all's cooking almost as much as the swap itself!!

DOOR PRIZES: If anyone wants to donate something for a door prize, please feel free. Over the years we have had many really neat prizes!! Lots of fun.

This plant swap is free...but, if anyone wants to donate a dollar that day to help defray the cost of the shelter, paper products, etc. - we won't argue with you.

This should be a wonderful chance to share your passion for gardening, meet other avid and learning gardeners, have a festive and delicious meal, acquire some new plants & share your extra's. Please come with a happy and sharing heart. Bring pictures of your gardens, flowers, etc. - if you like!

This is the plan for the day:

11:00 -12:00 - people arrive, sign-in with your name and number of plants, get name tag, put plants in viewing/swap area, put dish to pass away, visit with other gardeners & start viewing plants.

Noon - have lunch

After lunch - door prize(s) awarded

1:00 - swap begins

After swap - more visiting, pack up & goodbyes.

As you may have noticed, our own Beverly (aka Storygardener) who hosts the spring swap has given us permission to use her format, and we are taking full advantage of her wonderful offer! In addition to stealing and modifying this message to meet our needs, we will be using Beverly's modified ROUND ROBIN.

Round One - pick one plant

Next Round - pick two plants

Next Round - pick three plants

Next Round - pick four plants

And so on, and so on....

This way everyone gets a chance to get some of the plants they really have on eye on. This works well and people have been very pleased in the past. Everyone should be able to take home as many plants as they bring.

Some tips for the day would include bringing a folding chair (sometimes needed), a box or container labeled with your name to put your new plants in after swapping & bring and mark your serving utensils for your dish to pass.


From 270, take Exit 2, US 62/OH 3 Broadway south into Grove City.

Drive approximately 1.8 mles and turn Left onto Kingston Ave.

Drive .1 miles and turn Right onto Arbutus Ave.

Drive 1 block and turn Left onto Bruce Ave.

Drive 1 block and turn Right onto Bonnie Ave.

Drive 1 block and the street empties into the Windsor Park parking lot.

PLEASE EMAIL me at jeanne6oh at yahoo dot com with RSVP so we can get a head count. (This helps us know how many plates, cups, etc. to bring)

This should be a FUN, informal day to share our love of gardening! We are contacting some of our gardening friends & alerting the people & I will be asking Beverly to alert her local garden club. Hopefully we'll have a good crowd. You could bring a gardening friend, too!

Please email with any questions, I'm jeanne6oh at yahoo dot com.


Good gardening...

...Jeanne, Stephanie and Mary Dawn.

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