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Re: An impromptu swap....A very nice surprise


Bonnie,
You know, I think some people just "get" it.  Others don't.  That woman did.
The young wife of the man who cleaned my carpets asked me what she could
plant that wouldn't cost much.  They'd bought an old farmhouse w/ a bit of
land.  I dug out and potted 60 (free) pots of tawny daylilies for her and
brought them to my office so she wouldn't have to drive so far to pick them
up.  I'm sure she said 'thanks', but that was it.  I did the same for
another woman who later brought me some mums AND brought my pots back.  It's
not that I needed or wanted the mums, just...., oh you know, some bit of
recognition.  On the other hand, I have a MG friend with whom I like to
share.  But if I give her one plant, she gives me ten.  It's a bit
unnerving.  Still, she "gets" it.  Don't get me wrong.  I don't expect
something in return for every plant I give away, but for 60 pots and a lot
of my time digging, a postcard would have been nice, or at least my pots
returned.

BTW, it's pouring here too.
Kitty

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bonnie & Bill Morgan" <wmorgan972@ameritech.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, May 01, 2004 11:36 PM
Subject: [CHAT] 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.
> :>D
>
> BTW, the storm--it was a real "toad floater" as Pam calls them!
>
> Blessings,
> Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf
> Of Cersgarden@aol.com
> Sent: Saturday, May 01, 2004 11:30 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] First sighting
>
> In a message dated 5/1/04 7:35:29 PM, kmrsy@comcast.net writes:
>
> << Well, yes, we've had frosts, too.  But spring includes frosts, doesn't
> it?
> >>
>
> Certainly, just thought you may be interested.
>     Ceres
>
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