MIDDLEPORT — Well-filled tables of all sorts of flowers, grasses and bulbs, free for the taking greeted those attending the annual fall plant exchange held at the shelter house in Diles Park Wednesday afternoon.
Plant exchanges here are held one in the spring and the other in the fall by the Meigs County Master Gardeners assisted by Hal Kneen, Athens-Meigs Extension educator.
The exchanges are where you bring plants from home and exchange them for something different. Or if you have no plants to bring you are still welcome to take some away.
Through the practice of sharing plants and listening to educational tips from Kneen and the master gardeners, many have come to enjoy the hobby of gardening.
At Wednesday’s session, Kneen answered questions about flowers — the best locations for planting them, when to do it, the space involved and whether they can be grown in a pot instead of being planted in the ground.