Plants find new homes at annual BG plant exchange

Bill Hale carries a
variety of plants out to a customer’s car near the end of the Bowling Green plant exchange. (Photo:
Shane Hughes/Sentinel-Tribune)

As many as 1,000 or more plants found new homes at the recent plant exchange conducted by The OSU
Extension Master Gardener Volunteers of Wood County. The spring event was held in the Home and Garden
Building at the Wood County Fairgrounds.
More than 250 people brought in plants they no longer wanted or had divided from their current gardens
during the first hour. Each was entitled to two free plants plus one in exchange for each one brought by
them.
Organizers were able to provide the free offerings from donations from their own "master
gardens" as well as generous donations from Simpson Garden Park, Schedel Gardens, the and the City
of Bowling Green to name a few. More than 500 plants were donated to the cause.
The eager gardeners had a wide selection to choose from and quickly emptied out the dozens of tables set
up for the exchange. Wagons, wheelbarrows and willing hands transported the various plants to waiting
vehicles en route to their new homes.