Friendship makes prosperity more shining and lessens adversity by dividing and sharing it. ~ Cicero, Roman author, orator, & politician (106 BC - 43 BC)
Is your garden a flower pot, window boxes, or vast rolling hills? This is truly one instance when size does not matter. Big, small, contained, or wild...the pleasure you receive when that first flower blooms is worth the wait.
Those of you who garden know the feeling that emerges as the petals of color brighten your landscape. This spring, I plant the suggestion of a seed exchange with your friends. Even those who claim to have a less than a green thumb can benefit from this experiment. It is a wonderful chance to share and grow your friendship along with a beautiful garden.
It is also a fun way to try to grow different flowers that you might otherwise not plant. BONUS: It's free AND when the flowers bloom in your garden, it's like your friend is there with you.
Last year, Judith's Zinneas graced a rock garden I can see from my office window. Currently, purple Tulips are still standing tall from a box of bulbs I shared with Amorette. This year, I have a bag of Black Eyed Susans to share with any takers. The search for my lost bag of Bee Balm seeds (plants that grew from the seeds of Laura's garden) continues -- it seems a gardening troll is playing a trick on me! They are for Juli whenever they turn up.
Now is the time to bag them up to trade or give...it is an easy way to sow the seeds of flowers and friendship.
What will you be planting and with whom will you share your seeds this spring? Tell us about your garden and which types of seeds are your favorites!