I am eternally swapping seeds, seedlings and bulbs with friends and neighbors. Most gardeners are happy to share their wealth of garden goods. Just yesterday, while I was out, a friend dropped off several pots of plants she thinned out from her own garden. She left me names and instructions about the nature of the plants, so I could determine the best planting place for them. I have received and planted some very invasive plants and regretted their rapid garden take-over. Free doesn't mean it works. I am an organic gardener and prefer to keep it that way. I don't judge those who are not organic, but once it hits my yard, that is how it will be grown. Take caution in your choices to make sure it works for you.
I am currently splitting my favorites and replanting them to create new spots and this year has started to look like a good year to get back in gear. The weather has been very cool and rainy for North Texas and I have taken advantage of this great weeding and seeding season. Never miss a good gardening opportunity.
How fortunate for me, my favorite organic gardener is coming to McKinney. Steve Diver of Austin, Texas is having a seminar at Diggin' It this Saturday. "Organic Backyard Gardening" is worth the time and $10. Steve Diver's passion for organic gardening makes you want to do more and he shows how simple it is to go organic. See ya Saturday! The photo above is from Tracey Collins' garden last year...my goal is to have this look.