|the Episcopal Church of the Holy Cross “Gathering people together in the love of Christ.”||Office@HolyCrossRedmond.org
11526 – 162nd Avenue NE
Redmond, WA 98052
|Tuesday, May 31, 2016|
Everyone is invited to the Green Elephant Plant Swap!
Now in our 12th Year
You are invited to Church of the Holy Cross in Redmond, Washington for a Green Elephant plant swap.
Church of the Holy Cross, 11526 162nd Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052-2645 (directions)
Gardeners have fun no matter what the weather!
Held Four Times a Year
Winter Seed Sowing/Hardwood Cuttings
Saturday January 2, 2016, 10 AM to Noon (indoors)
Right after the holidays in the cold dark of winter, we get together with our treasure troves of seeds, and dirt and pots and labels, to winter-sow perennials, trees, shrubs. These pots of seeds then go outside for cold treatment which breaks the seeds’ dormancy. You won’t believe the great results! Come spring they germinate in profusion. For this event, potting soil is provided. Bring your pots, seeds, labels to share. This year we will propagate hardwood cuttings of various native and ornamental shrubs. You can also divide and repot houseplants at this event.
Saturday March 5, 2016, 10:00 AM to Noon
It may still feel wintry, but spring is on the way. March is an excellent month to divide and move dormant plants. Annual seeds can be traded for spring planting. It’s time to dream big for the coming summer.
Victory Garden Vegi-Swap
Saturday June 4, 2016, 10 AM to Noon
Whether you feel the budget crunch or just want to grow your own delicious healthy food, the vegi-swap is offered so we can exchange and share vegetable seeds and plant starts for our own Beat-the-Economy Victory Gardens. It’s too late for bare root plants but potted trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals and tropicals are most welcome. If you are interested in growing your own you are not alone.
Saturday November 5, 2016, 10:00 AM to Noon
November is an excellent time to divide and conquer your garden: move woody plants, empty containers, divide perennials, gather seeds and store frost-tender tropicals. While we’re at it, it’s time to exchange and share plants and talk about the highlights of our summer gardens.
Directions and Details
Rain or shine, Puget Sound gardeners gather to share and exchange plants and knowledge with all. The Green Elephant Plant Swap is hosted in North Redmond, WA, at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Cross; The site offers parking, covered areas, indoor facilities, kitchen, memorial garden, grass labyrinth and playground. It is five minutes from I-405 and I-520.
Directions and Maps to the Church of the Holy Cross.
Contact: Jim Eichner, cell phone: 425-223-7249
Street address: 11526 – 162nd Ave NE Redmond, WA 98052
How it works: No sales, just exchanges and freebies, please.
Arrive at 10 am for best selection: swappers are free to come and go as they please. Most of the deals are sealed by 11:30 am. Arrive at 10 am for the best selection.
Tailgating Encouraged. The format for the trade is like a tailgate party. Traders exchange expert gardening information as well as plant materials. In two hours all the deals are sealed. We have plenty of new parking.
Free Stuff. Many gardeners generously share plants from the abundance of their gardens—An excellent way to begin your garden. Also an excellent way to thin out that giant patch of shasta daisies, etc. There is always a pile of plants free for the sharing at the swap.
What if I have nothing to trade? Cookies and chocolate work like money at the Green Elephant!
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