Sponsored by Gardening Partners of Dickson County
October 8, 2022 10 am to 2 pm
Everyone is invited to the plant swap – you do not have to be a member of Gardening Partners to participate. You don’t even have to live in Dickson County.
Please keep an eye on your children, many plants are toxic and may have sharp leaves or thorns.
There are restrooms available at the pavilion and plenty of free parking
Gardening Partners will provide light refreshments.
Bring plants seeds, bulbs, divisions, cuttings, etc. Any garden-related items that are in good condition. All plant material must be properly labeled. All items are to be swapped – no sales are allowed.
Do not bring any diseased or insect-infested plants – you will be asked to remove any such plants.
The pavilion has tables available, but you can also bring your own tables to set up. There is plenty of space under the pavilion, on the parking lot, or on the grassy area behind the pavilion.
Cuttings: wait until the morning of the swap and immediately put them in water or wrap them in moist paper towels. Cuttings should have at least two nodes and please mark which end is the stem end.
Bulbs: should be cleaned and stored in paper bags with a label and the number enclosed
Seeds: should be dried and stored in labeled envelopes.
Potted plants: should be healthy, well-rooted, and labeled.
Keep plants or items you have swapped for under or behind your table or take them to your vehicle. Parking is close by, and this will keep your swaps safe.
Pre-swaps: A pre-swap is a plant swap made online (Facebook) before the scheduled plant swap date that will be picked up at the swap. You can also post your plant list so that others can request a pre-swap. Pre-swaps are especially handy if you are looking for a particular plant. Please keep your pre-swaps away from your other plants and make sure they are clearly marked with the person’s name. It may be a good idea to arrange a deadline for pickups so that you can swap any plants that are not picked up.
If you have leftover plants, you can donate them to other swappers or Gardening Partners by leaving them on the donate table.
Bring your questions – Gardening Partners will be on hand to help if we can.
Open the camera on your smartphone and point it at the image below:
Or use this link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/764570721453807/
The Facebook page for Gardening Partners Plant Swap will allow you to post questions, post the plants you have to trade, post your list of plants you are looking for, and get to know your fellow plant swappers!