Plant and Seed Trading forum: 2nd annual 'Shovel Prune' plant swap (Portland area)

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Name: Duane
Gresham OR (Zone 8a)
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duane456
Feb 22, 2015 10:09 AM CST
Just wanted remind people to start thinking about, looking around in their garden, and seeing what they might dig up for the 2nd annual 'Shovel Prune plant swap in the Portland area. We had a lot of fun last year. Hope you can make it. Here's some details---

2nd Annual ‘Shovel Prune' Plant Swap
17625 S.E. Foster Rd. Gresham, OR 97080
April 25, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

Rain or shine, gardeners gather to share and exchange plants and knowledge with all. The Shovel Prune Plant Swap is hosted at Pleasant Valley Grade School. Then main parking lot is on Richey Road just north of Foster. The site offers parking, and a small breezeway area with restrooms.

Contact: Duane Werner, cell phone: 503-784-4528

Or email him at duane_werner@frontier.com

THIS IS HOW IT WORKS: NO SALES, Only exchanges and freebies, please. Tailgating Encouraged. The format for the trade is like a tailgate party. Traders exchange expert gardening information as well as plant materials. In two hours all the deals are sealed. We have plenty of parking. Label your plants with botanical and common names, color, height, width, etc. if possible. Pictures are also great.

FREE STUFF: The last half hour (11:30-noon) you may be able to pick up some free stuff from gardeners if they are willing to give it away. Many gardeners generously share plants from the abundance of their gardens. This is an excellent way to begin your garden and an excellent way to thin out that giant patch of Shasta Daisies, etc.

WHAT IF YOU HAVE NOTHING TO TRADE: Cookies and chocolate work like money at the Shovel Prune!

Rain or shine, gardeners gather to share and exchange

plants and knowledge with all.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Feb 22, 2015 1:59 PM CST
Hurray! What a great idea for those who live in the Gresham, Oregon area! You might also consider posting the info at the Garden Event page here: http://garden.org/apps/events/
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Name: Duane
Gresham OR (Zone 8a)
Life began in a garden.
I helped beta test the first seed swap Winter Sowing Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Salvias Hummingbirder
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duane456
Mar 1, 2015 1:00 PM CST
Please note that plants don't have to be shovel pruned. propagation and grown from seed are other options.
Name: Toni Melvin
Sherwood Oregon (Zone 8a)
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Toni
Mar 16, 2015 9:29 AM CST
@duane456
Shucks! That is the same day as the Bee Day event! And I already paid to go to bee day. I had no idea there was such a thing as the Shovel and prune plant swap. I will keep it in mind for next year. Thanks for posting it Hurray!
Toni
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Name: Duane
Gresham OR (Zone 8a)
Life began in a garden.
I helped beta test the first seed swap Winter Sowing Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Salvias Hummingbirder
Hostas Cottage Gardener Annuals Echinacea Container Gardener Dahlias
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duane456
Mar 16, 2015 11:33 AM CST
Toni,
I plan on doing it next year--- probably around the same time.. Sorry you can't make it this year.
Duane

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