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Name: Rick Moses
Derwood, MD (Zone 7b)
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Region: Mid-Atlantic Region: Maryland Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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RickM
Jan 9, 2018 8:47 PM CST

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2018 Spring Plant Swap May 19 in Central MD

More and more of us are experiencing warm spells that are allowing us to get out and play in the dirt (YAAAAY!). As such, we're starting to sort things out as to what we want to offer.

By opening registration early, people can start building their plant lists in the swap tool and use it as a way of keeping track of their planned offerings. It will also allow us to start figuring out what we may be looking for.

Because of the really screwy weather we're having this year, I am going to open the registration for Jan's May swap on February 21.

I realize that this gives us 2 months before trading actually begins, but I think it will help people stay organized.

Also, for those that are unfamiliar with the swap tool, it will give them plenty of time to play around, ask questions, etc.


Date Reminders:
What: 2018 Spring Plant Swap
Registration Begins: Saturday, February 24, 2018 Mid-Atlantic Gardeners 2018 Spring Plant Swap

Trading Begins: Wednesday, April 25 at 7:00pm <- Note Correction !
Trading Ends: Thursday, May 17 at 7:00pm

Swap Date: Saturday, May 19, 2018
Time: Noon until . . .
Where: SallyG's place in Central MD. Directions will be posted at a later date.
Who: NGA Members and their guests (scroll down thread for list of party-goers)


This swap is being hosted by SallyG in Central Maryland. Directions will be posted the week of the swap.

There are two threads set up for the Mid-Atlantic Gardeners 2018 Spring 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.
2018 Spring Plant Swap


The second thread is for general chat about the swap. This thread also contains information on how the swap will be conducted.
2018 Spring Plant Swap - CHAT

If you have any questions, please feel free to post them to the 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?



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Name: Ric Sanders
Dover, Pa. (Zone 6b)
And his children Are his flowers ..
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Eric4home
Jan 10, 2018 11:34 AM CST
I agree It's an excellent time to begin a dialog. Smiling
Ric of MAF @ DG
Name: Sally
central Maryland
Seriously addicted to kettle chips.
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sallyg
Jan 11, 2018 7:54 AM CST
The beauty of hosting is:
not dragging plants
not driving
possibly also getting rid of more that day- see it , dig it
maybe getting left behind plants you hadn't considered
showing off your garden
..come into the peace of wild things..-Wendell Berry
Life is a buffet (anon)
Name: Sally
central Maryland
Seriously addicted to kettle chips.
Charter ATP Member Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Mid-Atlantic Composter Region: Maryland Birds
Cat Lover Dog Lover Region: United States of America
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sallyg
Jan 20, 2018 6:56 PM CST
I think we could host on the 5th or 19th.
General location between Glen Burnie and Severna Park MD.
..come into the peace of wild things..-Wendell Berry
Life is a buffet (anon)
Name: Rick Moses
Derwood, MD (Zone 7b)
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Region: Mid-Atlantic Region: Maryland Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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RickM
Jan 21, 2018 7:24 AM CST

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That would be great! We're available for either date, but leaning toward the 19th.
Name: Susan
Vienna, VA (Zone 7a)
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Muddy1
Jan 21, 2018 4:48 PM CST
Either date would work for me!
Name: Robin Bunch
Odenton, Maryland (Zone 7a)
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robinbunch5
Jan 21, 2018 6:50 PM CST
I can make either day, just have to know which date by April 12th in case I have to ask for the day off.
Name: Frenchy
Falls Church, VA (Zone 7b)
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Frenchy21
Jan 21, 2018 11:27 PM CST
I'm good with either date too. Thanks for hosting Sally. Hurray!
Name: David
Lucketts, Va (Zone 7a)
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greenthumb99
Jan 22, 2018 6:54 AM CST
Either date is fine for Pat and me too. Thanks Sally---looking forward!

A return to the castle of our Swap Queen. Hilarious!

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Earth is a galactic insane asylum where the inmates have been left in charge.
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Name: Sally
central Maryland
Seriously addicted to kettle chips.
Charter ATP Member Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Mid-Atlantic Composter Region: Maryland Birds
Cat Lover Dog Lover Region: United States of America
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sallyg
Jan 22, 2018 8:16 AM CST
Sounding very good for the 19th. Thumbs up Thumbs up

My daughter has two friends who would like to come. They would be mostly "receivers"; I said we love presenting newbies with wonderful plants (AKA please take my excess)! One is starting out with a (dog-friendly) yard, the other is very interested in potted plants.
..come into the peace of wild things..-Wendell Berry
Life is a buffet (anon)
Name: Critter (Jill)
Frederick, MD (Zone 6b)
We're all learners, doers, teachers
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critterologist
Jan 25, 2018 8:02 PM CST
Sally, thanks for offering to host!

Cool to have newbie friends -- occurs to me that black-eyed susans are very dog-friendly. Maybe also garlic chives? and mint? LOL



I'm learning to dance in the rain. Thank you, Sally & Chris & Sharon.
Name: Rick Moses
Derwood, MD (Zone 7b)
Hostas Ferns Garden Photography Plant and/or Seed Trader Forum moderator Region: United States of America
Region: Mid-Atlantic Region: Maryland Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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RickM
Jan 26, 2018 3:14 PM CST

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Let me know if you need help setting up the swap tool, etc.
Name: Sally
central Maryland
Seriously addicted to kettle chips.
Charter ATP Member Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Mid-Atlantic Composter Region: Maryland Birds
Cat Lover Dog Lover Region: United States of America
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sallyg
Jan 26, 2018 6:18 PM CST
Black eyed Susans for sure sound good for the newbie yard.

RIck, I'm old-school and hadn't even occurred to me about the swaptool. Wanna just take care of it for me? (smiling sweetly)
..come into the peace of wild things..-Wendell Berry
Life is a buffet (anon)
Name: Ric Sanders
Dover, Pa. (Zone 6b)
And his children Are his flowers ..
Region: Pennsylvania Dog Lover Cottage Gardener Ponds Garden Art Seed Starter
Keeper of Poultry Vegetable Grower Butterflies Birds Greenhouse Garden Ideas: Master Level
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Eric4home
Jan 26, 2018 8:21 PM CST
Swap tool? You have to set up a swap tool? Can't you just plug the darn thing in and it works? Well there goes the thought of us ever hosting again. I'll have to let the newbie tech savvy members do it. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Ric of MAF @ DG
Name: Critter (Jill)
Frederick, MD (Zone 6b)
We're all learners, doers, teachers
Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Critters Allowed Butterflies Hummingbirder Bee Lover
Region: Mid-Atlantic Cottage Gardener Garden Photography Tropicals Hibiscus Cat Lover
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critterologist
Jan 27, 2018 2:32 PM CST
It's just a matter of signing with as a swap host, then creating the swap -- give it a name, date, write the details that show up at the top of the page. Dave has made it very easy to put a new swap into the tool, and we've gotten pretty good at adapting the "seed swap" tool to swapping plants.

Rick and I both have access to the host panel, and we're both glad to help with any swap... or either of us can guide a new host through the process. Like using the tool, the idea sounds intimidating until you actually try to do it, and then it's pretty straightforward.
I'm learning to dance in the rain. Thank you, Sally & Chris & Sharon.
Name: Donner
Damascus, MD (Zone 7a)
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Donnerville
Jan 27, 2018 3:30 PM CST
Very kind of you to offer to host the swap again, @sallyg. Either day is fine with me.
Thank You! Lovey dubby
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Name: Sally
central Maryland
Seriously addicted to kettle chips.
Charter ATP Member Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Mid-Atlantic Composter Region: Maryland Birds
Cat Lover Dog Lover Region: United States of America
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sallyg
Jan 27, 2018 4:03 PM CST
i know., Jill... just like at work, we have a new LED display for promoting stuff. So now 'somebody' has to volunteer to create slides in Powerpoint or Canva and then keep them up to date on the display. We're all capable of using PP or Canva, nothing far out there, it's a matter of feeling like learning something new.

Jill, or Rick, If I don't seem to have budged and you think it's time to create the tool for a May swap, you have my blessing and gratitude to go right ahead.
..come into the peace of wild things..-Wendell Berry
Life is a buffet (anon)
Name: Rick Moses
Derwood, MD (Zone 7b)
Hostas Ferns Garden Photography Plant and/or Seed Trader Forum moderator Region: United States of America
Region: Mid-Atlantic Region: Maryland Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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RickM
Jan 27, 2018 8:05 PM CST

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Done.

Swap Name: Mid-Atlantic Gardeners 2018 Spring Plant Swap (In-Person)
Enrollment Begins: Apr 13, 2018 7:00 PM EST (15 days)
Trade Requests Begin: Apr 28, 2018 7:00 PM EST (17 days)
Trade Requests End, Send Seeds to Host: May 15, 2018 7:00 PM EST (3 days)
Deadline for seeds to be sent: May 18, 2018 7:00 PM EST (0 days)

These are just starter dates to get it defined. They can easily be changed once details start to firm up.
Name: Sally
central Maryland
Seriously addicted to kettle chips.
Charter ATP Member Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Mid-Atlantic Composter Region: Maryland Birds
Cat Lover Dog Lover Region: United States of America
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sallyg
Jan 28, 2018 7:38 AM CST
Thanks!
i think we will go with May 19th.
..come into the peace of wild things..-Wendell Berry
Life is a buffet (anon)
Name: Yehudith
Silver Spring, MD (Zone 7a)
meiramalka
Feb 7, 2018 6:16 AM CST
I'd be happy to host May 6 or the following Sunday.

Yehudith

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