Welcome to my zone 9 garden. My roots are deeply planted in the sandy soil of sub-tropical central Florida, where the summers are long and hot, but the rest of the year is paradise!

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Passalong Plants


The plants I have received from family and friends are some of my most favorite ones. When one blooms, I can't help but think of the generous person who shared it with me. Some evoke a living memory to the past, while others are a link to a loved one who is no longer alive. My garden contains an angel trumpet, camellias, bromeliads and yellow candlestick plant from my mom, daylilies from my stepfather, mint from my mother-in-law, begonias from an aunt, cactus from an aunt who is no longer alive, butterfly ginger, Australian violets and walking iris from a neighbor gardening friend, morning glories from a good friend and this beautiful amaryllis from my next door neighbor. He has a large patch of these beauties in full bloom right now.

4 comments:

Rachel said...

What a beautiful plant!! Simply lovely!!

Girl Gone Gardening said...

Sigh* I am a former zone 9 er and am now a frozen zone 5er. I am drooling here.....

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous bloom! I am a Mississippi girl that just built a new home on family-owned farm land. I am also planting pass along plants because this is where I will RETIRE one day! So far, I have bearded iris, daylillies, nandina, phlox, daisies, mums, roses, and vinca ground cover, all from friends and family. This year I plan to PROPOGATE some cuttings from my dear mother's hydrangea bush. Hope I can do it!!

Nelumbo said...

I love the idea of a "pass-along-plant". I have a thanksgiving cactus from a cutting from my husband's aunt, which came from a cutting from his grand-aunt, so it's kinda cool to imagine that a plant has been in the family for so many years!

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