Studio 116 to ‘grow’ the community with Plant Swap

Published 2:00 am Friday, April 3, 2015

Studio 116 on Main Street in downtown Brundidge is always offering innovative ways to bring the community together.

From the Peanut Drop on New Year’s Eve on through the Christmas season, Chris Rich and his wife, Sara Dismukes, offer events and activities at Studio 116 as a way of growing the community through the arts.

On Saturday, Studio 116 will offer an opportunity to literally “grow” the community with a Plant Swap that begins at 10 a.m.

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Dismukes said a Plant Swap provides a place where gardeners or gardener wannabes can offer plants, cuttings, bulbs and seeds for trade and make requests for what they would like.

“Basically, a Plant Swap is an opportunity for gardeners or anyone who has extra plants they don’t want or need,” Dismukes said. “They can bring these plants and trade them with other people.”

Dismukes said she has a lot of strawberry plants and mint plants that continue to divide and come back.

“I don’t need them but, also, I hate to toss them out,” she said. “The plant swap would be great for garden, yard or house plants.”

The Plant Swap can be taken one step further. It would be a good place to give rather than swap. Anyone who has an abundance of plants that continue to multiply until there is nowhere else for them to go can bring those plants along and pass them along to anyone who wants a “good start” of a multiplier.

The Plant Swap will also be a good place to swap tried and true gardening tip such as planting pepper when you’re mad makes the peppers grow hotter and burying nails around the roots of Hydrangea makes the blooms blue.

The Plant Swap will begin at 10 a.m. and continue until the swapping is done.

But, as a reminder, whether swapping or receiving plants at the Plant Swap, never say “thank you” when someone shares their flowers or plant cuttings with you. If you do, the plants will die as surely as the sun rises in the morning and the moon sets at night.