Annual plant exchanges near

Gardeners can’t wait for the annual invitation as nature calls each spring to get back to the garden. And
few things sweeten the dirt-fest as well as swapping lilacs for lilies and forget-me-nots for forsythia.

Crews of volunteer gardeners in Bowling Green and Toledo will host two free plant exchanges just for the
love of it. Attendees can take home at least a few plants; those who donate garden paraphernalia can
take home more.
At both exchanges, master gardeners will answer questions. Be sure to know how many hours of direct
sunlight your plots receive daily.
In Bowling Green the drop off for plants begins at 9 a.m. April 27 at the Wood County Fairgrounds, 13800
Poe Road. Bring labeled, weed-free plants and gently-used gardening tools and paraphernalia. At 10, the
“exchange” opens and continues until all plants are claimed, usually in less than an hour. Information:
419-354-9050 and on Facebook.
In Toledo, it’s the 15th year for this event, held May 4 with the exchange at a new locale: Ohlman’s Farm
and Greenhouse, 3901 Hill Ave. Plant drop off begins at 8:30 a.m. and the giveaway at 10. Information:
419-578-6783 and also on Facebook.