In the past few years, many people have become interested in owning houseplants. It seems that stores are responding to this and you can buy houseplants in more places than you used to. They even have bioluminescent petunias now (if you're willing to pay a bit more than you would for a standard petunia at your local nursery). 

Whether you've only just started collecting houseplants or have been a dedicated plant lover for a long time, Missoula Plants is partnering with the Missoula Makers and Western Cider to create cool opportunities for Missoula plant lovers to expand their collections. 

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I once went to a clothing swap where you brought clothes you didn't want to wear anymore and you could take clothes that belonged to someone else. This is kind of the same idea. Here's how it works. 

  • Pick three plants or cuttings from your personal collection (healthy, please). 
  • Bring them to the event. 
  • Leave your plants or clippings. 
  • Take three plants or clippings that someone else brought home with you! 

It's a great event to get to know other plant-people, or you can just focus on picking plants and be on your way.

The video below has a more detailed explanation of how this works as well as the kinds of plants that you might find. 

Bonus: the video points out that if there are leftovers at the end of the swap you can take those too. 

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Here's a schedule of upcoming plant swaps:

Western Cider - 501 N California St

12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

  • May 26
  • July 21
  • September 22
  • November 10

Missoula Makers Collective - 420 N Higgins Ave #B 


  • April 25
  • August 27
  • December 5

See the Transformation of an Old Piano into an Outdoor Planter

What do you do when you have two pianos? You upcycle one of them.

Gallery Credit: Ashley

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