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Jun 2, 2020 10:09 AM CST
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Name: Rick Moses
Derwood, MD (Zone 7b)
Azaleas Hostas Tender Perennials Ferns Garden Photography Plant and/or Seed Trader
Forum moderator Region: United States of America Region: Mid-Atlantic Region: Maryland Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
2020 Fall Plant Swap

What: 2020 Fall Plant Swap
When: Saturday, September 12, 2020
Where: THe home of Rick Moses, Derwood, MD

Registration Begins: May 31, 2020, 2020 Mid-Atlantic Gardeners 2020 Fall Plant Swap
Trading Begins: August 23, 2020
Trading Ends: September 9, 2020

This swap is being hosted by Rick Moses (RickM). Directions will be posted the week of the swap.


Because of the global pandemic in the spring of 2020, the spring swap was cancelled. If you had already registered and started building your plant lists, they have been saved.


There are two threads set up for the Mid-Atlantic Gardeners 2020 Fall Plant Swap.

The first thread is to let us know who is attending and what food or beverage item they are bringing for the pot luck lunch.
2020 Fall Plant Swap - Details and Updates

The second thread is for general chat about the swap. This thread also contains information on how the swap will be conducted.
2020 Fall Plant Swap - CHAT

If you have any questions, please post them to the 2020 Fall Plant Swap - CHAT thread.

If you've never been to an in-person swap, don't be shy! After all, where else can you go and hang out with a bunch of people talking about plants with enthusiasm?

Swap Date: Saturday, September 12, 2020
Time: Noon until . . .
Who: NGA Members and their guests (scroll down thread for list of attendees)

As with past swaps, we will be using the Seed Swap tool here on the NGA site. A link to the swap will be posted when available.

Useful Links:
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What you've bought/dibbed
What you've sold

Swap Control Panel
Swap Events Log (Adds, Delets and Dibs)
Complete Swap List


Please only post here if you are planning to attend. Questions, comments, etc. should be posted in the 2018 Fall Plant Swap - CHAT thread.

Last Updated: 02-Jun-2020

Attending (User ID, From):
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- Rick (RickM, Derwood, MD)(Our host)
- Francine (TanteFrancine, Falls Church, VA)
- Frenchy (Frenchy21, Falls Church, VA)
- Jill (Critterologist, Frederick, MD)
- Robin (RobinBunch5, Odenton, MD)
- Sally & Tony (Donnerville, Damascus, MD)
- Sue & David (Sulurph, Potomac, MD
- Terri (AspenHill, Lucketts, VA)


Pot Luck Lunch... Who's Bringing What:
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Misc Stuff... Who's Bringing What:
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Note: A few chairs will be needed.
LLK: No longer by my side, but forever in my heart.
Pal tiem shree tal ma.
Last edited by RickM Jun 2, 2020 10:15 AM Icon for preview
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Jun 2, 2020 10:18 AM CST
Moderator
Name: Rick Moses
Derwood, MD (Zone 7b)
Azaleas Hostas Tender Perennials Ferns Garden Photography Plant and/or Seed Trader
Forum moderator Region: United States of America Region: Mid-Atlantic Region: Maryland Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
I have tentatively picked September 12 as the date for the fall swap. This morning, I received an E-Mail from Van Engelen that they will begin shipping in mid-October.

Question:
Should we move the swap date to October, or leave it in September and have a pick-up party when the bulbs are in?


Move Swap:

Pick-up Party:
LLK: No longer by my side, but forever in my heart.
Pal tiem shree tal ma.
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Jun 4, 2020 9:44 PM CST
Name: Frenchy
Falls Church, VA (Zone 7b)
Region: Ukraine Tender Perennials Container Gardener Dog Lover Houseplants Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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I'm for Pick-up Party - keep swap in September. Green Grin!
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Jun 5, 2020 11:04 AM CST
Name: Robin Bunch
Odenton, Maryland (Zone 7a)
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Swap in Sept, bulb pickup in Oct.
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Jul 29, 2020 3:10 PM CST
Name: Critter (Jill)
Frederick, MD (Zone 6b)
We're all learners, doers, teachers
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2 parties, better than one!

You don't have to host both, Rick... we can find a park (if open) for bulb party
I'm learning to dance in the rain. Thank you, Sally & Chris & Sharon.
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Jul 29, 2020 3:11 PM CST
Name: Critter (Jill)
Frederick, MD (Zone 6b)
We're all learners, doers, teachers
Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Critters Allowed Butterflies Hummingbirder Cat Lover
Bee Lover Region: Mid-Atlantic Cottage Gardener Garden Photography Tropicals Hibiscus
Doers anybody else "wants in" on the garlic purchase? I posted details on other swap thread. tree mail me!
I'm learning to dance in the rain. Thank you, Sally & Chris & Sharon.
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Aug 5, 2020 6:13 PM CST
Moderator
Name: Rick Moses
Derwood, MD (Zone 7b)
Azaleas Hostas Tender Perennials Ferns Garden Photography Plant and/or Seed Trader
Forum moderator Region: United States of America Region: Mid-Atlantic Region: Maryland Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
The planned date for the swap, Sep 12, is only 5 weeks away. What are your thoughts?

Do we...

plan on going ahead, taking what we think will be adequate precaution?

skip it, hoping things will be better in the spring?

It would be a shame to go the whole year without a swap, but this hasn't been a typical year. IF we go ahead, everyone will have to decide for themselves if it is worth the risk to themselves and family. I think it's 'safe' to say that 95% or more of us fall in to at least one of the high risk categories.
LLK: No longer by my side, but forever in my heart.
Pal tiem shree tal ma.
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Aug 5, 2020 7:39 PM CST
Name: Critter (Jill)
Frederick, MD (Zone 6b)
We're all learners, doers, teachers
Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Critters Allowed Butterflies Hummingbirder Cat Lover
Bee Lover Region: Mid-Atlantic Cottage Gardener Garden Photography Tropicals Hibiscus
I was planning to come and take precautions, but another set of logistics comes into play for me... I think I'll be up here in Pittsburgh more than home in Frederick for the next month or two, as I oversee my dad's recovery. Seems I hit the right balance between firm & loving to get him motivated and keep him trying, whether it's activity or eating or staying hydrated. So most likely I'll be sending a few plants along with somebody (or keeping them until spring). (If Sulurph comes to the swap, I'll get her garlic relayed down to her.)
I'm learning to dance in the rain. Thank you, Sally & Chris & Sharon.
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Aug 5, 2020 7:48 PM CST
Moderator
Name: Rick Moses
Derwood, MD (Zone 7b)
Azaleas Hostas Tender Perennials Ferns Garden Photography Plant and/or Seed Trader
Forum moderator Region: United States of America Region: Mid-Atlantic Region: Maryland Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
By all means, continue the gentle nagging! You've got him started, but keeping him going will probably be the bigger challenge.
LLK: No longer by my side, but forever in my heart.
Pal tiem shree tal ma.
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Aug 5, 2020 9:16 PM CST
Name: Critter (Jill)
Frederick, MD (Zone 6b)
We're all learners, doers, teachers
Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Critters Allowed Butterflies Hummingbirder Cat Lover
Bee Lover Region: Mid-Atlantic Cottage Gardener Garden Photography Tropicals Hibiscus
I was here for 3 weeks, and things were going well, then I went home and it all went to h e double toothpicks. So after 4 days at home I came back up. I can't be here this next week, so we'll see if the caregivers can keep some momentum going for me. Crossing Fingers!

My mom wasn't expecting Dad & me to work so well together... she was afraid it would be more like my tweens, with a lot of yelling. LOL

But I digress...

Are you still comfortable with hosting this fall? Be sure you've thought that through, too.

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I'm learning to dance in the rain. Thank you, Sally & Chris & Sharon.
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Aug 5, 2020 9:28 PM CST
Name: Frenchy
Falls Church, VA (Zone 7b)
Region: Ukraine Tender Perennials Container Gardener Dog Lover Houseplants Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Tomato Heads Hostas Tropicals Annuals Foliage Fan Aroids
I do not plan on coming as it's too much risk for me, my DH and his Mom. My mother in law turns 100 on the 17th of August and I have COPD. I'll just have to wait and see what the spring looks like. Shrug!
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Aug 6, 2020 9:11 AM CST
Name: Susan
Potomac, MD (Zone 7a)
Composter Herbs Peonies Region: Maryland Vegetable Grower
I'd be totally up for a pick up party.
I so miss our swaps!
When the world wearies and society ceases to satisfy, there is always the GARDEN
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Aug 6, 2020 10:32 AM CST
Name: Lisa Olson
Washington DC (Zone 7a)
Count me in!
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Aug 6, 2020 6:01 PM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland (Zone 7b)
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I think we're all getting more used to socially distant, masked outings... unfortunately this may conflict with other plans for me, too.
Plant it and they will come.
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Aug 7, 2020 1:11 PM CST
Falls Church, VA
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I am really not ready for a swap. So I will also miss the September one. I am interested in the garlic, but I will not be able to pick them up, if they are going to be there for Spring I would like to have them. I am trying to weed 1-3 hours early in the morning, and then I am so tired I am not worth anything-digging all those roots----but I feel good with trying to win my war!
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Aug 15, 2020 11:16 AM CST
Name: Donner
Damascus, MD (Zone 7a)
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I will miss this one as well. Have plenty of plants to share, but will have to wait till next year.
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Aug 15, 2020 11:46 AM CST
Moderator
Name: Rick Moses
Derwood, MD (Zone 7b)
Azaleas Hostas Tender Perennials Ferns Garden Photography Plant and/or Seed Trader
Forum moderator Region: United States of America Region: Mid-Atlantic Region: Maryland Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
The consensus seems to be that most won't be able to make the swap for a variety of reasons. With the uncertainty, and growing number of social event cancellations, I think it only makes sense to cancel.

Maybe we can try again in the spring. Crossing Fingers!
LLK: No longer by my side, but forever in my heart.
Pal tiem shree tal ma.
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Aug 15, 2020 4:08 PM CST
Name: Susan
Potomac, MD (Zone 7a)
Composter Herbs Peonies Region: Maryland Vegetable Grower
Missing my plant buddies, but yes, postponing seems prudent.
Everyone stay safe!
As always, thanks for organizing us, Rick!
When the world wearies and society ceases to satisfy, there is always the GARDEN
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