Through my years of gardening I have rarely purchased flowers but exchanged seeds, plants and cuttings from people I knew. It became a custom of mine to name my trees, bushes and flowers after the person who gave them to me. I have a Grover plum, a Grandma Myrtle rose, Cyndi Irises and the list goes on. (I do the same with recipes with names like Kenny's Sauerkraut Salad, Bonnie's Spiced Pecans, Uncle Bill's Oatmeal Pie and TexWisGirl's Red-Headed Dumplings) I enjoy remembering the person that gave me a recipe or a plant.
I entered a contest at Two Men and a Little Farm and won this wonderful apron! Thanks, guys!!
I've noticed 1st Man posts some dream flower beds ever so often because they are planning their landscaping. They are new to farm life and are jumping in with both feet, as much as they can while they still live in the city. They have taken us through the home improvements, fun time with wild critters and now their plans for the yard. They have just begun bee keeping.
Well, my old wheels started turning...if my flowers came from friends, why can't theirs? The internet has made our world very small. I think we can help plant their garden. I know many of you who garden save your seeds for the next year. Why can't we reach out and send Two Men a pack of seeds from our place? Sounds like a great idea to me!
I'm not bold enough to post their address without asking but stop by and visit them. Tell them Crazy Gail sent you and you want to share your flowers.
I am working on a box of live plants for them now. Wouldn't that be a wonderful thing to see? A blog friendship garden in Texas?