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Posted on Fri, May 13, 2011 : 9:55 a.m.

Share your extra plants at garden swap in Ann Arbor

By Monica Milla

Are some of your plants outgrowing your space, or are you just in the mood for something new?

If so, start dividing, digging up and labeling your extras and attend a free community plant swap on May 21 in Ann Arbor.


Plant exchanges are a fun and free way to get new plants for your garden, while giving away your extras.

Monica Milla | Contributor

The swap takes place at 10 a.m. May 21 at Southeast Area Park on the northwest corner of Ellsworth and Platt roads (enter off Ellsworth).

Please label your plants: annuals, perennials, shrubs, bulbs, tubers and more are all accepted. Other non-plant items are also acceptable to exchange, so bring extra tools, books, garden decor, etc.

You will arrange trades one-on-one with other attendees.

For more information, please contact

If you know of other plant exchanges in the area, leave the details in a comment.

Monica Milla, the Garden Faerie, is a master gardener volunteer, instructor, speaker, garden coach, and author of "Fun with Winter Seed Sowing."


Neal Foster

Sat, May 14, 2011 : 12:33 p.m.

I guess doesn't want you to see the link I had posted in the above comment. I'll try once again: Google growinghope dot net

Neal Foster

Sat, May 14, 2011 : 12:26 p.m.

Reminder: Purchase your veggie, flower and herb plants locally: Visit Growing Hope Plant Sales in Ypsilanti! Come shop with us & get your garden ready for summer! Our last Growing Hope Spring Plant Sale dates is Sat. May 21st 10am-4pm at the Growing Hope Center in Ypsilanti. We'll have: Vegetable Seedlings, Herb Seedlings, and Flower Seedlings! Click here to link to more info and a description of varieties we expect to have available! We'll also have container gardens and 4ft x 4ft Raised Bed kits! For more information check out .