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Plant Swap!

A Santa Fe Botanical Garden Volunteer
photo by Janice Tucker

Saturday, September 6, 2014,  at the Botanical Garden at Museum Hill, 715 Camino Lejo.

2014 SFBG Members Plant Swap (memberships available at the door)

9:00 am- Set up

10:00 am- Swap begins!

Want to expand your garden for almost FREE and make new friends? Swap plants, seeds, cuttings, bulbs & seedlings with fellow gardeners at SFBG’s Members Plant Swap.  It’s a fun way to add some wonderful new selections to your garden.

FREE – Everyone is invited to attend with or without plants to swap.

WHAT IS A PLANT SWAP?

A plant swap is a friendly gathering of people who love gardening. They bring plants, (outdoor and indoor) seedlings, seeds, bulbs & cuttings to share with other fellow gardeners.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Plants will be organized in alphabetical order.  When the swap begins, people who bring plants select one plant at a time for the first several rounds, after which, folks without plants to swap will have the opportunity to select as well.  There will be plenty of plants for everyone -

GUIDELINES & RULES:

  • Bring plants, seeds, cuttings, bulbs, seedlings, etc. to share.  If you have plants, please arrive at 9:00am to set up.
  • No garden paraphernalia, please, just plants.
  • Please neatly label & pot/bag/box all plants with common name.  When possible, provide botanical name (including cultivar).  Also, if possible, provide photos of plants with notes, if you have any.
  • If you do not have plants to share, you are welcome to attend.  The swap begins at 10:00am.  People with plants to share will select first.
  • Kindly leave your pets at home.
  • No selling.

WHAT TO BRING?

  • Plants, seeds, cuttings, bulbs, seedlings, etc.
  • Chair so that you can sit if you want to rest
  • Notebook and pen for jotting names and info about your newly acquired plants
  • Baggies and paper towels for any new cuttings received
  • Boxes, bags and/or a garden cart for storing and transporting your plants

TIPS:

When digging and dividing in your garden, please consider those species that prefer fall transplanting.

  • Daylily roots and iris rhizomes
  • Perennials such as yarrow, coneflower, red hot poker, Russian sage, phlox, Oriental poppy, peony, hardy geranium
  • Spring-flowering bulbs (daffodil, tulip, grape hyacinth, lily-of-the-valley, ornamental onions)

See you at the swap!

 

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