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THC Members-Only Fall Plant Exchange
Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 1:00 to 3:00
Heffner Park: 42 Oswego Ave. (close to leaf mulch pile)

The Fall Plant Exchange is Sunday, October 19, 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 now 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. 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 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.

Members Only

We will be selling bulbs left from the Street Festival. This sale will start at 1:00. 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 19. Joining: the cost is $18 for the rest of 2014 plus all of 2015. Please bring a check for $18, made out to THC. The form is on our website: www.takomahort.org . Bring exact change or a check for bulbs and/or dues. Renewing Only: for just 2014 it is $12. Check with Carole Galati if you are not sure about your membership status. (cagalati@rcn.com).




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. The THC Program includes two plant exchanges, two potluck dinners, a local garden tour, workshops, lectures, special trips, and even a free garden consultation. 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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