Sharing Plants and Saving Money

If you’ve had perennials for any length of time, you know that dividing them helps them stay healthy and grow vigorously.  Plus, you get extras to transplant, sell or share!

I always love getting mature plants from people.  Mature plants from divisions are more fun than what you can get in the greenhouses, because there is always a story that goes with them!  I love hearing how old plants are, where they came from and how they got to where they are today.

Sharing Plants

I have also found that people who sell or give away their extra plants are also willing to give a little growing advice along with them!

Last fall, I divided some irises that I originally dug from the homestead where I grew up.  I’ve been growing them for over 20 years and they have followed us where ever we’ve have gone.  Those Irises have grown in Minnesota, North Dakota, and soon some of them will be growing in Iowa!

Sharing Plants and Saving Money

Mom, me and the Irises!

As you can see, the irises have been growing for many years!

I have the opportunity now, to share some of my Iris plants with my daughter!  She’ll be getting some of the Irises that her grandmother grew, plus some Day Lilies that I got from a friend about 15 years ago.


  • Established plants that have a history of growing well
  • Enjoying the company of other gardeners
  • Passing along plants from the family
  • Growing tips come with the plants
  • In this case, the plants are free!

Large buckets of plants are usually $15.00 + and I’m giving my daughter 6 buckets of a variety of large, healthy plants that are homegrown and mother approved. 😉  She’s saving lots of money!

MONEY SAVED $90.00!!



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