When you have excess plants for whatever reasons, what do you do with them?
- Dig them and distribute to friends for their gardens? Lantana montevidensis crawled down the hill and out between Salmon Sheen daylilies. The rooted pieces have new growth are ready to dig and give to friends.
- Sell them. Some gardeners find an outlet at private nurseries to grow plants for the owners. Others put them out by the street with a little sign and money jar for the honor system.
- Compost them. Members on daylily forums scandalize new daylily enthusiasts when they talk about composting seedlings that do not measure up to standards. It's hard to thin baby plants when they come up 'thick as the hair on the dog's back' but it is for the best to give sturdy plants growing room.
- Place at the curb with a sign that says 'Free Plants' -- what a bargain for new gardeners. Maybe not such a bargain if they are thugs?
- Box up and mail for trade. It is a thrill to get a box in the mail with plants you've never grown, or an envelope of seeds. Mailing isn't cheap. The same money could go for plants locally but there are things that you may not find, like a fan of someone's seedling daylily never before seen or a tropical plant to try in a slightly cooler climate.
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