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Chicago, IL 60660 (Zone 5b)
Aug 8, 2017 8:10 AM CST
Edgewater Glen’s Annual Fall Plant Swap will be held Sat. Sept. 23rd from 10am til noon, weather permitting in the backyard at 1420 W. Glenlake, Chicago, IL, 60660.

Please be aware that free street parking is limited, though there is a pay parking lot nearby. It's next to the Broadway Armory at Broadway Ave and Thorndale Ave. If you're taking public transportation, the Granville red line stop is a few blocks away and has an elevator.

FYI : Some plants that are marketed as annuals are actually tender perennials that can be overwintered indoors if kept in the correct conditions. These plants include : alocasia, coleus, pelargonium, sansevieria, canna, fuschia, mandevilla, and tradescantia. If you know of other tender perennials that are commonly used as temporary landscaping plants in Chicago, please let me know. :-)

If you're able to attend, please send me a PM, because I haven't figured out how to get this website to email me updates when someone posts. *Blush* There's several plants that I'm looking for and cuttings I can offer as a trade. Smiling
Seeking: cacti/succulents; Tillandsia; bonsai; carnivorous plants
Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
"Have no patience for bare ground"
Aug 9, 2017 5:54 AM CST
@Verdantapt thanks for the heads up on this swap.
"Life as short as it is, is amazing, isn't it. MichaelBurton
"Be your best you". "Mikedon" on the LA.
NW Indiana (Zone 6a)
Aug 24, 2017 2:09 PM CST
I'm pretty interested in this swap, although I have a couple other things tempting me that day.

What are you looking for, Verdant?
Chicago, IL 60660 (Zone 5b)
Aug 25, 2017 10:41 AM CST
Hey seedrat,

I live close to the Edgewater Glen swap location, so if there's something you're looking for and you're able to meet me, I can pick up items for you. This swap is way, way smaller than the swap in Evanston.

My current wish list:
Cold hardy large flowered hibiscus
Flowering plants that'll survive as houseplants to brighten up my apartment during the winter
Succulents / Cacti (plants, cuttings, or seeds)
Cold hardy Concord grape plant (the community garden I'm with locks the gate in early Nov, so there's not enough time for a cutting to get established)
Money plant (cutting or plant, I forget the scientific name, I'll recognize it in a photo)
Bonsai plant for indoors (cutting or plant)
Supplies related to growing edible mushrooms indoors

I have lots of random houseplants I can easily take cuttings of. In addition, I hope to get tender perennials from at least two neighbors who don't have room for them indoors, though there's no pick-up date set yet. If I succeed, I'd be happy to share them. My hope-to-rescue list includes mandevilla, coleus, pelargonium, fuschia, and caladium.


Seeking: cacti/succulents; Tillandsia; bonsai; carnivorous plants

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