Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The Maple Hill Hop 71

Maple Hill Hop

Welcome to 
The Maple Hill Hop.
This is a hop for folks who love the outdoors.
Feel free to post about anything that's going on
in your neck of the woods,
no matter the season.
(Please share only outdoor posts.)
*Please link back to Maple Hill 101.*

This weekend, we hosted a plant giveaway!
The garden was overflowing with Florida-friendly and native plants 
and I am making more room for food crops.
The ornamentals are vital to a healthy garden, 
as they attract beneficial insects and pollinators.
I just didn't need so much, 
so I posted an ad on Craig's List for free plants.
Remember the phrase,
"If you build it, they will come"?
Well, they did.
They cleaned me out!
In a good way.

Now I have room to plant more food,
and the satisfaction of knowing that other folks
will be taking good care of the plants I no longer needed.
It feels so good to commune with other gardeners.
One couple even brought seeds to trade,
which I thought was so sweet.

With all the seedlings given me by Faye & Lynn,
I'll have a good start on two of the new beds I want to create.
They gave me extra broccoli, dinosaur kale and tomatoes,
so they'll get planted this week.
With the extra daylight hours, 
I'll be digging until dark.
This gardening bug is one thing I don't mind spreading!

What's going on where you are?
HOP to it!


  1. Bah--still more cold. But it did warm into the 40's and the snow is melting quickly, so though I am far from being able to plant, it is encouraging.

    1. You'll be planting before you know it! Whoo-hoo!

  2. I love when communities come together and share their bounty and beautification projects. I've got my gardening bug talking in my ear too ;-) .

    1. Hope you can get your hands dirty real soon!

  3. So very nice to host a plant giveaway!! Happy to hear it was successful. I'm sure the new plant owners were very grateful for the lovely gifts. Oh how jealous I am at the green {and lack of snow} in your photos. :)

    1. I'm just glad that they went to good homes.
      I'll be jealous of you in summertime when we're melting here and can't grow much. ;0)

  4. Hi Daisy,
    I have a question for you, but can't find a contact email for you. Can you please email me at LLFarmBlog@gmail.com

    1. Hmmm, you've got me curious. I emailed you privately. ;0)

  5. That was a great idea to have a plant giveaway. It sure beats throwing away good plants and seeds.

    1. I can't stand throwing away perfectly good plants. It goes against my nature. ;oD


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