Find a friend you can exchange seeds or plants with and watch your garden grow without any outlay of cash. To know that that wild geranium came from your good friend can bring a content smile to your face all season long.
By Jackie from Medinah, IL
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All of my neighbors like to garden, so we all share out plants by cuttings or seeds. Most of us have the same types of flowers and plants because, where we live, it is a very short summer season and we have a lot of deer that like to sample and eat our plants. It is wonderful to see how all the gardens turn out different even though the plants are mostly the same. Just arranging them differently give a completely different look. Sharing always saves us money. It also gives us a great memory of who gave us the plant.
By Danialle from Polson, MT
My kind of neighborhood! I always wanted to start a swap like this, but actually using it as a fundraiser for our church or school. Cheap plants, yet someone's making some money for a good cause. (03/07/2007)