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Check out our latest newsletter and 2016 Calendar of events!

The Takoma Horticultural Club presents

Our Spring Members Only Plant Exchange

Sunday, May 22, 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Heffner Park*
42 Oswego Ave, Takoma Park, MD

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'd like, but we do ask that you please label each one before you come. Include the plant name (Latin & common, if possible), plant 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. 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!** Try to pot up your plants now and keep them watered.

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!

Please contact Anne Hardman (anne.hardman@gmail.com) if you want to come early (12:30 am) to help set up tables and chairs. The first three Early Birds to reply get first choice selecting a plant! We are always grateful for help afterwards cleaning and packing up.

Wear a recycled name tag if you have one. This helps us get to know each other and welcome our newest members. If you can, bring a folding chair, as Heffner has a limited supply of chairs. If you'd like to join THC, or haven't yet paid your 2016 dues, please bring $12 cash or a check - made payable to THC. We will have no cash/change on hand.

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

* Up the street from the leaf mulch pile.
** Although poison ivy is considered native, please donít bring any!

THC Receives Grant for Centennial Garden

THC is pleased to announce that the Takoma Foundation has awarded the Club a grant for the "Centennial Garden" on northwest corner of Piney Branch Road and Philadelphia Avenue. We will work with the City Gardener to create a new garden that will reflect the 100-year relationship of the Club to the City of Takoma. The garden will feature native plants and provide a welcoming portal to the City as well as an educational site. For more information, see the April newsletter.

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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