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PLANT EXCHANGE DAY IS SATURDAY, MAY 13

By Ralph Derickson

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The plant exchange allows gardeners to exchange surplus plants from their homes or landscapes with other Kentucky gardeners.

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May 8, 2000 – (Lexington, Ky.) – The highly popular plant exchange day -- dubbed "Surge for the Plants" -- will be held at the University of Kentucky Lexington/Fayette Urban County Government Arboretum from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday, May 13.

The plant exchange at the arboretum, located on Alumni Drive near Tates Creek Road, allows gardeners to exchange surplus plants from their homes or landscapes with other Kentucky gardeners, said Marcia Farris, arboretum director.

"The plants a person discards when cleaning up and renovating their plantings are frequently useful to someone else," Farris said.  Material that is exchanged includes seeds, seedlings, saplings, houseplants, aquatic plants and even gardening tools and supplies.

For more information about the event, sponsored by the Friends of the Arboretum Education Committee, call the arboretum office, (859) 257-9339 or (859) 257-6955.


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