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Check out our 2015 Calendar of events!

Takoma Horticultural Club's
Annual Bulb Sale
at Fenton Street Market, Silver Spring
Veteran's Plaza: Fenton St. & Ellsworth Dr
Look for our tent and sign
Saturday, October 10th
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • Species Tulips – they come back next year!
  • Camassia - our native small bulb
  • Daffodils - deer don’t bother them!
  • Crocus - first sign of spring
  • Hyacinths - smell lovely
  • Paper Whites for holiday season decor and gifts
  • Unusual small bulbs for interest and variety

Look for our tent and sign
Club members get $1 off for every $10 you spend.

PLEASE ALSO BRING A CHECKBOOK or CASH, sorry, we cannot take credit cards.

This is our only fundraiser, which helps pay for our speakers and our 100 Year Anniversary Celebration in 2016! Watch for details on this website: www.takomahort.org

Takoma Horticultural Club presents
Our Members Only Fall Plant Exchange

Sunday, October 18, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Heffner Park: 42 Oswego Ave. (close to leaf mulch pile)

The Fall Plant Exchange is Sunday, October 18, at Heffner Park, 42 Oswego Ave. The actual exchanging starts at 1:30, so bring your labeled plants by 1:00 so we can make sure they are properly labeled, sorted and be ready to begin on time. The best labels include: Latin name, common name and plant habits and requirements.

Since we each tell the group what we have brought, it will speed things up if you bring a list of your contributions. You can bring one plant or several. Pot up your plants soon and keep them watered so they look good for the exchange. Last minute potting up can result in pathetic looking plants that no one really wants. Make sure the plants you bring are not considered invasive, such a common orange daylilies or English ivy. Ask the Hort List or do some research (Google) if you are not sure.

No plants to exchange? No problem! You are welcome to bring finger food snacks, beverages and garden related items, such as gardening books, tools, interesting clean pots, garden art, cuttings, seeds, etc. We never have enough chairs, so please bring a folding chair if you can. It would also would be helpful if you could bring a name tag, sun screen, water, hat and containers for your bounty – smiles are optional, but fun!!

Here are the categories we use to organize the plants: Groundcovers, Grasses and Vines; House Plants/Tropicals; Perennials-Shade; Perennials-Sun; Trees/Shrubs; Annuals; Seeds/Bulbs/Cuttings; Vegetables/Herbs; Pond Plants and Miscellaneous Garden Items.

We will probably be selling some bulbs if there are any left from the Street Festival on October 4th. We will start selling bulbs at 1:00. We can accept checks or exact cash only. We will not have change on hand. Remember, you must be a club member to participate in the Bulb Sale and/or Plant Exchange. You are welcome to join or renew at this event. It is much appreciated if you can take care of this before October 18. Joining: the cost is $18 for the rest of 2015 plus all of 2016. Please bring a check for $18, made out to THC. The form is on our website: (2015 membership form). Bring exact change or a check for bulbs and/or dues. Renewing Only: for 2015 only is $12. Check with Carole if you are not sure about your membership status (cagalati@rcn.com). See you there!

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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