Sunday, October 6, 2013

Grateful Generosity

Several years ago, i bought a variegated forsythia. I didn't have a place to plant it, so i stashed it in my nursery bed. And there it stayed. One little shrub-let became 4 good-sized bushes. You know how forsythia multiply: a long branch touches the ground and roots. Pretty soon you have a forest of forsythia.

I transplanted two of them. Then i put the word out to sister gardeners: Come and get them.

Today, the last one departs for another home and garden.

Giving away forsythia may sound like generosity-in-action. But i feel the recipients are doing me as big a favor as i am doing them. They're cleaning out a corner of my nursery bed, and for that i am very grateful.

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