The annual Ashcroft Communities in Bloom plant swap is coming up on Sunday, April 22, so get those green thumbs ready. Photo: Barbara Roden.

Get ready to get planting with the annual Ashcroft CiB plant swap

Itching to get out in the garden? Get a head start with this year’s plant swap.

By Andrea Walker

Spring seems to be rather elusive this year! As I look back at my 2017 calendar notes I see that the forsythias and apricots were in full bloom on April 9; not so this year!

The cooler weather is certainly not stopping local residents from getting outside and cleaning up their yards, though, as gardeners’ fingers are getting itchy to get back out in the yard. The late spring will also not delay the annual Ashcroft Communities in Bloom Plant Swap, which is coming up once more on Earth Day, Sunday, April 22.

The plant swap will be held in the same location as previous years, at the north end of the Heritage Park on Railway Avenue. Because this is a plant swap, the success of the event will depend on the quantity of plants that local residents bring in.

If you have perennials or shrubs that need to be split, this is a perfect opportunity to share them with others and help out a good cause.

Remember that you don’t have to bring something to take something; the plant swap is open to everyone, and is a great opportunity to get more plants for your yard. Communities in Bloom just asks for a donation for whatever you take.

We ask that if you are bringing plant donations to the swap, that you try to pot them or put them in boxes if possible. Labels are great but not required.

Please bring your donations at 9:30 a.m. on the 22nd. The sale will begin at 10 a.m. No early birds!

Communities in Bloom gratefully accepts cash donations at the plant swap. All donations are used to assist with local projects.



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