Pass-along Plants, Pass-along Fellowship

I am truly a plant geek: when I am dividing plants in the spring, I can’t bring myself to throw them away. My feelings are that living things, be it plant or animal, should be shared or passed-along.

In the back of my house along the fence, I have a nursery of sorts where I plant volunteers or divided plants. If I find myself with extra energy, I pot them immediately after dividing or digging and then I deliver them to porches unbeknownst to the recipients. This has given me the name: The Plant Fairy which I changed to The Petal Pusher.

Passing along plants brings much joy for me and the beneficiaries as most people I know like plants. And it’s not so much that they even have to like plants–it’s the  gesture, the consideration of being thought of especially.

To me, it is a small token of friendship that brings me pleasure.

Outdoor Tip: Read a book in a hammock under a tree.

©Teresita Abad Doebley All rights reserved 2009-2011.

Quote of the Day for YOU: An inordinate passion for pleasure is the secret for keeping young. ~Oscar Wilde

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11 thoughts on “Pass-along Plants, Pass-along Fellowship

  1. Had a great time last week, hoping to have morw when you get back. Now I have more plants to plant and seperate as soon as I can get out there. Pretty hot here, maybe this evenung. Cant wait to see thosse phlox in with my iris and lilies.

  2. Now I know the genesis of your blog name… ah! perfection. I go through waves with gardening… You re-inspired me.
    As I write, I have a batch of plants sitting on my balcony, waiting to be re-potted. I’ve been busy, then exhausted…. must get to them this weekend. 😉

  3. What a wonderful thing to do, Terry. Last year we had to thin out our iris bed and we gave away close to 100 plants. The people we gave them to have said that they enjoyed them because they were the first things to bloom in their gardens.

  4. I remember so fondly the day I came home to find that the Petal Pusher had planted a memorial garden to my newly departed mom! There aren’t words to describe the comfort and love that I felt. So you just keep pushing your petals!

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