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The Takoma Horticultural Club presents

The Spring Plant Exchange - Members Only Event

Sunday, May 21, 1:00 -3:00 pm
==> Silver Spring YMCA <==
9800 Hastings Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20901
Setup/Sort plants 1:00 pm
Exchange 1:30 - 2:30 pm
Cleanup 2:30 - 3:00 pm

Takoma Horticultural Clubís wonderful Spring Plant Exchange is just around the corner! This is your chance to exchange your garden "extras" with your THC co-members for something new. You can bring as many plants as you like. Please donít bring plants many consider invasive, such as common orange daylilies or English ivy. If you are not sure, post a question on the Listserv. Youíll get plenty of opinions! Native plants are especially desirable these days! If possible, pot up your plants now and keep them watered. Sad, droopy plants are not desirable.

If you are a new gardener or just donít have plants or time to dig, you are welcome to bring: gardening books/magazines, cookbooks, interesting (clean) pots, garden ornaments/tools, and of course finger food snacks and drinks. There are more than a few chocoholics among us!

The plants you bring MUST be labeled. Please label each before you come. Include the plant's common name (plus Latin, if possible), plantís light requirements and its growth habit. Include your name if you want to share more info. If your plant spreads/grows rapidly, alert the gardener. They will be sorted into these categories: Groundcovers, Grasses and Vines; House Plants/Tropicals; Perennials-Shade; Perennials-Sun; Trees/Shrubs; Annuals; Seeds/Bulbs/Cuttings; Vegetables/Herbs; Pond Plants and Miscellaneous Garden Items.

Wear a recycled name tag if you have one. This helps us get to know each other, especially new members. If you can, bring a folding chair. If you'd like to join THC, or haven't yet paid your 2017 dues, please bring $12 cash or a check - made payable to THC. We will have no cash/change on hand. Contact Carole Galati (cagalati@rcn.com) to check membership status.

Here are some other helpful hints: bring bottled water and containers to take home your plants. Since each person stands up and tells the group what he/she brought, bringing a list of your plants will be helpful.

Directions to the YMCA (Silver Spring): The Y in just inside the Beltway at 9800 Hastings Drive. From Takoma Park: come north on Flower Ave., left on Franklin, right on Caroline, left on Granville, and right at Hastings, which runs right into the Y parking lot. If coming on the beltway, take the Colesville South exit and turn left onto Hastings.

Coming into the parking lot, turn right and go straight, all the way to the back, right of the main building. Park in the very back. The Plant Exchange will be on the back patio. There will be signs to help. We encourage carpooling. The day of the Exchange, call 301.442.2023 if you get lost.

The Takoma Horticultural Club (THC) welcomes gardeners from Takoma Park and surrounding areas, including DC, Montgomery County, Prince George’s County, and beyond. Our members love gardening, have very diverse interests and gardening experience, and enjoy many activities throughout the year. Our THC Calendar of Events includes lectures, two plant exchanges, two potluck dinners, an Open Garden series, workshops, lectures, special garden-related trips. Although many of our events are open to the public, more than half are for members only. And for $12, you can’t go wrong! Join us and increase your gardening pleasure!

The THC email list is open to all and is used to exchange information about gardening. You do not have to belong to the club to join in our email conversation! To join, simply follow the instructions.

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