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Al's Garden & Home will host an exchange, along with other activities, on July 30.

PMG PHOTO: JUSTIN MUCH - Swapping houseplants will be the theme at Al's Garden & Home on Saturday, July 30.The folks at Al's Garden & Home put on their festive hats and announced "Let's have some fern!"

Al's will host a houseplant swap at all four store locations — Gresham, Sherwood, Wilsonville and Woodburn — from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 30. The Woodburn location is at 1220 N. Pacific Highway.

People are invited to bring pest-free, disease-free plants and pots to exchange while meeting like-minded houseplant enthusiasts.

"We're excited to connect plant experts and plant enthusiasts with such a great community event," said Jennifer Harmon, Al's director of marketing. "We are bringing together our plant experts, along with other local nurseries and partners to swap houseplants, advice and a mutual obsession with unique houseplants."

Community partners from Amro Nursery, Espoma, Rita Lee's Nursey, Fessler's Nursery and Little Prince of Oregon will be in attendance, swapping stories and offering advice.

Everyone is invited to swap a plant, pick up a pot, and replant at the potting station. Prizes will be offered from Espoma and Al's, such as a 4-inch "Pink Princess" philodendron, valued at $50. Online registration is open at for attendees.

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