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An impromptu swap....A very nice surprise

Between rainstorms, I was determined to get some of the peonies planted or
at least get enough bed dug for them that I could do them Sunday or Monday
morning whenever the weather gave me a break.  

As I was clearing out the grass and tossing the turf in the wheelbarrow for
the compost heap, I noticed a car stop at the end of the driveway.  The
gentleman called to me and his wife shyly asked what that yellow flower at
the end of the bed was.  I told her that it was basket of gold alyssum and
told her if she came by a little later, I'd have a start potted up for her.
(It was no big deal as there were two or three starts that had escaped the
bed and needed to be removed anyway, so I set the newly potted starts at the
end of the drive for their new owner.)  

It wasn't long that I had to start supper.  Just as we finished dinner
thunder announced a need to move all the gardening gear back into cover, so
I dashed out to grab the wheel barrow, shovel and fork, but there was
something new there.  There was a plant in a plastic margarine tub.  I think
it looks like a type of perennial geranium by its leaves, but I'm not sure.
It was certainly a lovely surprise!  I think I'll put it in my new West bed.

BTW, the storm--it was a real "toad floater" as Pam calls them!  

Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
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<< Well, yes, we've had frosts, too.  But spring includes frosts, doesn't

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