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

Oh Bonnie - isn't that wonderful? Gotta love gardeners. A lovely surpise
indeed! I love my perennial geraniums, I know you will too!

Pam Evans
Kemp, TX
zone 8A
----- Original Message -----
From: Bonnie & Bill Morgan
Sent: 5/1/2004 11:36:36 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
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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