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!