The 12th annual perennial exchange opens Concord's gardening season on May 12 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Concord City Auditorium. It's free and open to all. Here's how the perennial exchange works:
Perennial plants are ambitious, persistent and wandering. You've got a flock of phlox, a host of hosta, a diorama of daisies. Dig some up, split them, put them in cans or boxes and bring them down to the Audi to exchange for new varieties.
If you're just starting a garden, there'll be some extras for you.
Take your new plants home and settle them into your garden. It's all to beautify the city's streetscape, which is getting lovelier every year!
Also at the Exchange:
Advice from "Dr. Splat," the perennial exchange's perennial Master Gardener!
Mother's Day mugs - the best affordable gift in the county!
And the Great Gardening Raffle - 12 prizes for 12 winners
The event is rain or shine. Morning coffee will be served and Panera's pastries, too.
The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Audi and Concord's General Services Department.
For more information, call 228-2737 or visit theaudi.org.