Greengirls Helen Yarmoska, Nicole Hvidsten, Martha Buns, Connie Nelson, Kim Palmer and Mary Jane Smetanka are dishin' the dirt from the back-yard garden and beyond. Whether you're a greenthumb or greenhorn, they're eager to learn from your mishaps, mistakes - and most importantly, your sweet successes - all growing season long.
Thanks to all the gardeners who turned out at today's Greengirls plant swap with a terrific array of offerings. Giant blue hosta? Check. Brandywine tomatoes and other heirloom veggies? Check. Lots of good horsetrading and freebies, and several hundred plants found new homes without a dime being spent.
Whether you were a veteran in search of an unusual find or a newbie in search of free plants to get started, you didn't go home empty-handed.
I did try to go home empty-handed, since my goal was to share the largesse rather than bring it back, but two heucheras followed me home and are now in the ground and watered in.
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