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Plant Share

Semi-Annual Plant Share

Members-only Event

 

 Plantshare 2016

Saturday, September 9, 2017 - Intake between 9 - 9:45 am, sharing begins at 10 am

Where: the field west of the Calgary Horticultural Society office located at 208 - 50 Ave. SW Calgary

What is it all about?

The Society hosts two plant shares a year in the fall and spring. The objective of this event is for Society members to share excess plant material with other members and provide information about plants, their cultures and habits. Plant advisors are on hand to answer questions and help them find the right plant for the right location in your garden. Gardeners bring in their excess plants to share and plants can be purchased for $3.00 each.

In order to better serve our members, this will once again be a members-only event. Please make sure your membership is up to date prior to the event and be sure to bring your membership card with you.  

How the Plant Shares Work

  • Dig up a selection of your extra plants (about 5 inch pot size). Plants that are too big are difficult to handle and those that are too small often do not transfer well. 
  • Bag or pot your contributions and bring them in between 9:00 - 9:45 am for identification, labeling and tallying.
  • Please remember, plants must be in good condition, plants that are not in good condition will not be accepted.
  • Using a lottery system, numbers are called and the plant sharing begins at 10:00 am and runs until the plants run out. 
  • Plant advisors will be on hand to answer questions.  
  • Plants can be purchased for $3 each.
The success of the Plant Share depends on plants and participation. If you've never participated before, plan on attending! 

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REMEMBER

To carefully label all your plants (common name, mature height, colour) PRIOR to arriving, this helps speed up the check-in process. Plant advisors will assist in the identification process.

Also, please review Alberta's Invasive Plant Council's website for information regarding invasive species. Any plants brought that appear on this list will be turned away.  

Click here to download / view the complete list (with photos) of  prohibited/noxious weeds in Alberta.

Garlic Drop Off (Fall-Only)

Garlic growers who have participated in the Garlic Exchange in the past and who would like to participate this year are able to drop off their cured and labelled garlic bulbs in the teaching garden located behind the office between 9:00 am - 11:00 am. 

This year, for every garlic bulb that is in good condition and properly labelled with your name, contact and garlic type, you will receive a $1 Credit Note that you may put towards your new purchase of garlic at the Garlic Fair 2017 & Exchange. Also, you may put your name in a draw to win a prize.

Please ensure the proper labelling of your garlic donation.

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