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Check out our latest newsletter and 2017 Calendar of events!

The Takoma Horticultural Club Presents

THC MEMBERS-ONLY* Fall Plant Exchange
Sunday, October 15, 1:00 to 3:00pm

Heffner Park, 42 Oswego Ave. For Members Only!

The Fall Plant Exchange is Sunday, October 15, at Heffner Park, 42 Oswego Ave. The actual exchange starts at 1:30, so bring your labeled plants by 1:00 so we can make sure they are properly labeled, sort them and be ready to begin on time. The best labels include: Latin name, common name and plant requirements.

Since we each tell the group what we have brought, it speeds things up if you bring a list of your contributions… you can bring one plant or several. Pot up your plants now and keep them watered so they look good for the exchange. Make sure the plants you bring are not considered invasive, such as common orange daylilies or English ivy. 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 bring a folding chair if you can. It would also be helpful if you could bring a name tag, sunscreen, 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 be selling a great selection of bulbs left from the Street festival -- deer and squirrel resistant bulbs and naturalizing bulbs for our area. Please bring cash or check if you will be buying bulbs. You are welcome to join or renew at this event. Joining: the cost is $18 for the rest of 2017 plus all of 2018. Renewing: for just 2017 is $12. Check with Carole Galati (cagalati@rcn.com) if you are not sure of your membership status.

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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