Soft moss a downy pillow makes, and green leaves spread a tent,
Where faerie fold may rest and sleep until their night is spent.
The bluebird sings a lullaby, the firefly gives a light,
The twinkling stars are candles bright, Sleep, Faeries all, Goodnight.
---Elizabeth T. Dillingham "A Faery Song"

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Plant Swap Fever!

Well the bi-annual Middle Tennessee Plant swap at Henry Horton State park was last weekend.  I have not missed a one since I found out about it in fall of '07 I think.  It is usually my sister Barbara and whoever else we can drag along to tend our table that could give a rip about gardening (thanks to Ashley this time and Donna at other times past!)  We have the most fun/food/and flowers!  The only bummer this time is that my back has been giving me a fit and I have not planted one single thing I brought home!  I may have to point and let Glen dig the holes until I'm better.  He would do that for me...darling man!  Anyways, here are a few highlights:

Me- I couldn't be more excited than if I was 5 and it was Christmas morn!
Our plant swap table; Isn't it ever-so-cute?

Lots of goodies.  I think its the coolest thing to trade what you have too much of for things you don't have.  I have been able to have such a variety in my garden for no cost. 

Until the next one in October, I'll be busying myself with more propagating and digging/dividing in the fall for one last hoorah for the year.  Stay tuned.


  1. Looks like you hit the lottery !
    It sounds like an exciting event, it's times like this I wish I didn't work on Saturday's ;(

  2. It's always fun isn't it! Christmas is a very apt metaphor. I still have a flat of plants to get planted...