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Thursday, May 21, 2015

A Friendship Garden

Remember the wonderful Irises I showed a while back?  Those were gifted to me by a blogger friend. I shared a few of mine with her.

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?

14 comments:

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

What a nice idea!

Sandra said...

could we see a photo of you modeling the apron? great prize.. and good idea on the plants but how will you get live plants there.

Sandra said...

scotty will contact you to beam you up with them to meet me there

eileeninmd said...

What a great idea and congrats on winning the apron. It is cute that you name your plants after the person who gave you the seeds. Happy Thursday!

Sketching with Dogs said...

Congrats on winning the apron, it's great. I still have my seeds from you.
Lynne x

Linda Kay said...

Gail, sounds like a great idea, and if I was into gardening, I'd join in! How fun to win a prize apron. Have a good day.

Jo said...

Congratulations on winning the apron, Gail. I also name recipes and plants after the people who gave them me: my spiderplant fern is Old Andries (my late dad), my miniature rose in a pot is Daphne (my late mom,) Betty's clematis; Nan's bread and butter pudding (Grant's paternal grandma - now also dead) Mom's brown pudding (my late mom), Shell's almond tart; Claudia's butter biscuits; So precious to have these memories and legacies passed on. Have a great day. Jo

Country Gal said...

Congrats on the cute apron . I think that is a good idea Papa and I spent all weekend building and planting our flowers gardens ! I have no seed though as I by my plants a bit grown . But I do like the idea ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

TexWisGirl said...

a great apron! how sweet to think about their garden plantings! wish i had something to share. i'm not good with seedings or cuttings or propagating anything. :)

Sandy said...

My Sweet Dear Friend Gail,
Congratulations on the apron!!
I think that's a fabulous idea, and would be happy to join in sending our dear friends 1st and 2nd Man some seeds. They have an amazing blog, and hearts of gold!!!

Lowcarb team member said...

Nice idea to share seeds.

I'll just enjoy looking at the outcome from across the waters...

All the best Jan

Arkansas Patti said...

Congrats winning that really cute apron. Great idea to share seeds. I always buy plants so I am no help.

Karen S. said...

Very cool! What a cute little apron, this is a great idea!

Lynne said...

Wonderful, great idea . . .
I will send my momma's Iris . . .
First to you though . . .

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