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

I think a bit more than a thanks was in order for that. At least an effusive
thank you thank you thank you or something!  60 pots, wow. I wished I leaved
closer to you......

Andrea H
Beaufort, SC

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2004 1:22 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] An impromptu swap....A very nice surprise

> Bonnie,
> You know, I think some people just "get" it.  Others don't.  That woman
> 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
> 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.
> 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
> > at least get enough bed dug for them that I could do them Sunday or
> > 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
> > the end of the bed was.  I told her that it was basket of gold alyssum
> > 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
> > 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,
> > it?
> > >>
> >
> > Certainly, just thought you may be interested.
> >     Ceres
> >
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