Posting to the Adopt-A-Plant Listing

Updated almost every day with new offerings, the Adopt-A-Plant listing is accessible exclusively to PlantAmnesty members. And now we’ve added GREEN SHARE! It works like Adopt-A-Plant, but it’s about accessories. That’s right! Adopt-a-Plant is not just about plants any more, it’s also about all those important accessories for your garden.

Although only PlantAmnesty members have access to these orphans to add to their gardens, anyone may list plants, or other garden-related items, for adoption — and we hope you will.  Just contact PlantAmnesty at info@plantamnesty.org with all the relevant details and our staff will write up your ad and post it online. Once posted, the Adopt-A-Plant list is available only to our PlantAmnesty members.

Our Adopt-A-Plant service is FREE; there is no charge for giving, posting or receiving.  If a PlantAmnesty member sees a plant they want, they contact the owner directly and make arrangements to pick up or dig up the plant.  If they dig it up, they fill the hole as best they can and leave things tidy.  There are a few limitations, however.  We don’t put plants taller than 10′ on the list, nor do we post magnolias, madronas, daphnes, or camellias because they rarely transplant successfully.  If you have a tree that is not a candidate for the Adopt-A-Plant service, perhaps and arborist, gardener or a professional digger from our Referral Service may be of some help.

Here’s the information that we need to write the ad:

Name of plant: both common and botanical names are helpful, but if you only know one, that’s ok
Height and width
Location: i.e., Ravenna, West Seattle, Bellevue
Special characteristics: for example, red fragrant flowers or beautiful fall color
Ease of access: for example, easy access in parking strip, or in back yard up five steps and through a gate
Contact information: the person interested parties should contact.  Provide phone number, email, or both
Other information: anything else that might be of interest to a potential new owner

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