Tuesday, June 08, 2010
Plant Swap-o-rama Coming to DC on June 19
hosted by Washington Gardener Magazine
What: a Plant Swap -- bring and receive free plants to expand your garden
Date: Saturday, June 19
Time: starting at 10am bring your plants for sorting -- swap starts promptly -- do not be late - if you arrive after the swapping starts, sorry, you will not be able to participate due to the structure of this event - after swapping, we can socialize, snack, buy farmer's market goodies, and trade more info on the plants we brought - we plan to conclude before 11am. so you will have the rest of the day to plant and enjoy your Saturday.
Place: H Street Farmers Market at H & 8th -- 624 H Street NE near Union Station on Saturdays (the market runs from 9am-12n)
Who: anyone is welcome as are any of your friends, relatives, or neighbors -- it is FREE -- feel free to forward on this invitation
~ a name tag - home made or from work or school -- whatever works -- so that we know your name and we can all connect our emails, names and faces.
~ pen and paper - you will want to take lots of notes as folks describe their plants and growing conditions
~ plants to swap - pot them up NOW -- the longer they can get settled in their pots, the better their chance of success and survival - (no plants to share? see note below)
~ labels - fully label all your swap plants with as much info as you have - optimally that will include: common and scientific name, amount of sun needed, amount of water needed, any other special care notes, and color of the blooms - if it is not currently in flower
How: be prepared to BRIEFLY introduce yourself and describe your plants
What NOT to bring: common orange daylilies* and other invasive species - use this list to screen your plant offerings
*hybrid daylilies are fine and welcome
What if you do not have plants to swap? Come anyway! Bring refreshments: cold drinks and yummy finger foods to share with swappers will pay your admittance fee :-) Be sure to bring cups, napkins, utensils, etc, if your food item requires those for serving.
A BIG thanks to FreshFarm Markets for hosting us and giving us the space to do this. Don't forget to shop at the market!
(Pictured above are a group of happy swappers from our 2008 event.)