Friday, April 20, 2007

Frugal Friday~Plant Swap

Our Frugal Friday Tip is how to get more plants for free or almost free.

My daughter, Olivia, is hosting a Plant Swap in a few weeks. She has invited ladies and girls from our church, and neighbors that enjoy gardening. She (we) will be serving refreshments and have light music playing. She has also invited some of the Master Gardeners from our area to share their knowledge of plants, such as what grows where the best and plant care.
Each swapper brings as many plants as they'd like, if you bring 10 you can swap for ten. The plants can come from your yard or you can buy some to bring if you are new to gardening.
The plants can be flowers (perennials would be best), vegetables, or even herbs.
Our yard is full of hosta, monkey grass, day lillies and irises.
Olivia also has several different hebrs in her herb garden that she has been separating into pots to swap.

This is a great way to add to variety of your yard and have wonderful fellowship. Most gardeners we know LOVE to share, not only their plants, but their experience!

1 comment:

Mommy said...

That is a great idea. I just spent $40 on annuals for my flower bed. This is the first time I have tried to do a flower garden, and I don't many other gardeners.