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The Takoma Horticultural Club presents
Our Spring Members Only Plant Exchange
Sunday, May 22, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
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 (email@example.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
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!
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