Give a plant, take a plant atlibrary plant exchange

From Staff Reports
Black Mountain News

Signs of Spring are here (finally). Coneflowers, irises, hostas, Black-Eyed Susans are pushing up through the ground. Plants like these multiply so quickly that you may more than you need.

The Spring Plant Exchange on Saturday, May 5 at Black Mountain Library may help. Black Mountain Blooms will host be a free exchange in the library parking lot, rain or shine, to help people give away their extras and receive some in return.

Plant exchanges are easy ways to expand your collection. They promote diversity and preserve heirloom varieties.

Bring any type and size of healthy plant, from small cuttings to full size, but don’t bring any invasives. Label them to include plant name, sun/shade preference, height and any other successful growing information. For flowering plants, bring a picture, as it’s worth a thousand words.

If you don’t have time to repot, no problem - bring the plants in a bag (newspaper also works). Be sure to bring a box to carry your new plants home.

Interested? Email ​​ or call the library at 828-250-4756. After the exchange, stop in the library and borrow some free seeds at the Black Mountain Blooms table.