Plant Exchange!

  • May 30, 2014 · 3:30 PM
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Plant Exchange! 

Come gather in community and exchange your plants for ones that you do not have yet. Here's how it works: You divide your plants that need dividing before hand. Put them in a container and clearly label them. Make sure you water them well before travel. Bring them to our site and gather some plants from what others bring. You can bring bulbs and seeds to trade as well. 

Please don't bring any "weedy" plants. 

For questions about this event, contact Marisha Auerbach at [masked]

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  • Christabel

    This was the first plant exchange I have been to. I enjoyed it, meeting new people, and seeing Marisha and Zane's incredible yard with all of the edibles. Glad to leave with most of my plants having found happy homes. I left with several types of edible mustards and greens, borage, goji berry (very excited to try my hand at growing this), a grape vine, and several types of tasty tomatoes. Much thanks to the hosts and everyone that brought something.

    May 31, 2014

  • Christabel

    Hi Marlee. The Companula has a large bell-shaped white flower with maroonish/purplish dots on the inside. The actual plant only gets about 6-8 inches tall, but the flower stock will grow to hip height.

    1 · May 31, 2014

  • Marlee

    Thanks for doing this Marisha & Zane! I'm a newbie gardener, and this was my first plant exchange, so the whole thing was awesome in my book! The leeks, chives, and sedums I took are happily planted in my garden, and now I'm looking up info. on the other things, to figure out the right places to put them. To the person who brought the campanula, do you know what color it blooms or approx. how tall they get? Online, it's looking like there is a groundcover type as well as a type that grows taller. And to the woman who arrived as I was leaving and offered some African daisy, I didn't realize they come in so many colors and petal variations! Which color/type are yours? Google has tons of pics and they all look so different! Feel free to e-mail me through Meetup if either of you have a pic to share, or post a link to it here. Thanks everybody!

    May 30, 2014

  • Upgeya P.

    Excellent. Many people showed up with plants and took plants home.

    1 · May 30, 2014

  • Miae

    Thank you so much for organizing it. It was fun and I like my new plants.

    May 30, 2014

  • Chris

    I'll be a bit late, but do hope to make this after work (I live 3 blocks away on 49th). I will bring some extra plants I don't have room for.

    May 30, 2014

  • Martin V.

    I'll have some concord grapes that I propagated from cuttings last fall, some tomatoes and comfrey.

    May 30, 2014

  • Sue B.

    oh and chives

    May 30, 2014

  • Sue B.

    I will also drop mine off on the way to pick up on of my kids in downtown Portland and will be back about 4:15 as well. I will be bringing some Autumn Gold raspberries, some Heritage red raspberries, possibly some black caps, some Jerusalem artichokes (aka sunchokes, like a small potato), the start of a one or two very small figs, possibly the start of a white currant and lots of mint.

    May 30, 2014

  • Christabel

    Would it be possible for me to drop the plants off on my lunch break-around 11:40 tomorrow? You are a 10 min drive from work. I am a car pool driver and so leave for work extra early and probably won't make it to the exchange until 4:15 ish.

    May 29, 2014

    • Marisha A.

      That can work for me. I may not be home at that time. You could leave them in a shady spot in the front yard.

      May 29, 2014

    • Christabel

      o.k. Thank you.

      May 29, 2014

  • Miae

    Great idea. I can bring organic laspberry, two kinds of peppermint, and oregano plants from my garden around 5PM. Are they Ok?

    May 27, 2014

  • Guenevere

    Since I just started I don't have many plants. I have just bought the few that I have. I can bring some vegetable seeds that I bought if that works. I really just want to meet people and ask questions.

    May 29, 2014

  • Christabel

    Hi-I am from Vancouver, WA, but work in Milwaukie, so I think I can make it in time-if the weather co-operates and doesn't create a boiler room in my car for the plants while I am working :)

    May 25, 2014

    • Marisha A.

      Hi Christabel ~ If you want, you can drop off the plants on your way to work. We can try to keep them in the shade until you get there.

      May 27, 2014

  • Angela Z.

    I am still in Amsterdam...have fun.

    May 25, 2014

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