One of the most beautiful days of the frigid winter of 2015 is upon us. NATIONAL SEED SWAP DAY is finally here. I know, I know….a few of you might be preparing for some type of sporting event that is tomorrow I think…BUT National Seed Swap Day is today January 31, 2015.
It is hard to believe that the first official seed swap day was in 2006. It is a day where nationwide, avid gardeners gather to network, listen to speakers and of course swap seeds. Sharing tales of what worked in the garden last season and what is HOT for gardeners this year, brings smiles and warm thoughts to all who attend.
Locally, the Annual Seed Swap, brought to the DMV by Washington Gardener Magazine will be held at Behnke’s Nursery, a wonderful place where the areas passionate plantspersons go, to …well, of course, find all things beautiful for the garden. Swapping seeds is a wonderful way to get inspired, try something new and meet new people in a warm, garden centered environment.
So bring some seeds (or buy some seeds from Behnke’s), come ready with your tales of garden successes, failures and join in the fun. There are a few spots, so come early to register at high noon. There is a fee of $20, unless you are a Washington Gardener subscriber, then it is a mere $15. The event starts promptly at 12:30 and promises to be fun. By the way there is a creative name tag contest……yes this year I REMEMBERED!
If you can’t make it today….next Saturday, February 7th the Seed Swap will be held at Greenspring Gardens Park in Alexandria, Virginia. Worse case scenario, if you are having a Super Bowl event, make it a Super Seed Swap event and ask your guests to bring some seeds. I am sure they will be impressed with your commitment to creating added value to your event!
HAPPY SEED SWAP DAY!by