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 April 29, 2016  Posted by  Expired  Add comments

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Spring Plant Swap
Saturday, April 30, 10:00am
Location:  Col Francis Beatty Park (Shelter #2), 4330 Weddington Rd, Matthews

Join the Matthews Chapter of NC Wildlife Federation – Habitat And Wildlife Keepers (HAWK) for a Spring Plant Swap – rain or shine!  Location:  Col Francis Beatty Park (Shelter #2) See map attached

Bring your plants, splits, cuttings, bulbs, seeds, books, tools, pots, etc. (no invasives, please!). They can be from your yard and garden or can be houseplants that have outstayed their welcome. Place them in the designated shelter area, and find a spot away from the shelter where you can stash the plants you grab during the swap.  During each “round,” which is signaled, you get to grab ONE plant and take it to your stash zone. We do this two or three times before we change it to TWO plants per round and then THREE plants. We finally have a free-for-all, when the leftovers can be claimed by anyone.

Please label your plants: something simple like “yellow daylilies” or “cactus houseplant” or “shade ground cover.” Labels will make it easier to know where to plant. Bring your plants in either a nursery pot or a bag to protect the roots, and bring a larger container for carrying home your new plants.  Other gardening paraphernalia is also welcome: pots, books, seeds, magazines, potting soil, tools, statues, etc. The Plant Swap is free but, if you feel so inclined, you can leave a donation for HAWK’s programs in the donation jar.

For more information about HAWK events: www.HAWKncwf.org

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