October Program

Annual Plant and Seed Swap

Saturday, October 17, 2015

11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Appalachian Fairgrounds in Gray

Please save this date for one of the best events each year, the annual SAPS Plant and Seed Swap. I have talked to several members during the last few weeks who have told me of plants they have potted, cuttings they have started or seeds they have saved in readiness for the Plant Swap. This event features many choices of seeds, herbs, perennials, shrubs and trees and even garden art, books, containers, etc. that members bring to share and is highlighted by a delicious pot luck lunch.

The silent auction offers a chance to bid on some of the rarer or more spectacular plants which other members have shared. Now is a good time to start your preparations for the Swap to ensure that plants are properly established. Examples of some of the plants that have been shared in the past are: Chinese Flame Tree, Viburnums, Weigela, American Fringe Tree, daylilies, iris, chives, sage and other herbs, yellow primrose, Jacob’s Ladder, Pine Knot strain of hellebores, and many other perennials. If you have hesitated to attend this event because you felt that you do not have anything to share, please let this be the year to come to our annual event. We ask that you bring at least one item to share (plants, seeds, yard art, potting supplies … even garden implements are all “sharable”). So mark your calendar and plan to join in the fun!

Photographs from SAPS trip to Washington DC
Winners of 2015 Tomato Fest!

Photographs from 2015 Tomato Fest

Chosen by American Hosta Growers, the Winners are…   Submitted by Hugh Conlon

SAPS programs for 2015