Exchange of plants

@allknowing (70835)
India
April 8, 2016 8:09am CST
I made two visits this morning. I spent a lot of time looking around their gardens. One of the gardens did have something I was interested in and could get a few plants which they most willingly gifted to me. I got a visit this evening from one of those who I had visited the morning and they had a feast too collecting cuttings and plants from my garden. The barter was a happy deal. I have come to believe that exchange of plants is the only way to have additions in a garden as buying seeds as per my experience is not always successful. How do you go about adding varieties in your garden?
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@scheng1 (24741)
• Singapore
8 Apr 16
Wow, that is good. You can learn from their experience in taking care of the plants too. Gardening is really an activity with a lot of trials and errors. Sometimes a plant that grows well in one part of the garden just does not grow well in another part of the garden.
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@allknowing (70835)
• India
8 Apr 16
There is never an end to surprises that one gets in one's gardening experience.
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@scheng1 (24741)
• Singapore
8 Apr 16
@allknowing There is never an end to the abundance of produces from the garden too. I think if you do some research, you will find many edibles in your garden, and some are herbs for common ailments.
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@suni51 (2991)
• India
8 Apr 16
All My deals were limited with strom last night in our area. That floored all my small mangoes (almost all) and some of the trees. But I agree with you, it's perhaps the best idea of getting some and giving some.
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@Marcyaz (35591)
• United States
8 Apr 16
If you can get cuttings and plants from someone else that is a good way to add varieties in your garden or you can buy some seeds and some what comes up.
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@allknowing (70835)
• India
8 Apr 16
Most of us here have this experience of not being successful with seeds bought from nurseries.
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@Marcyaz (35591)
• United States
8 Apr 16
@allknowing I have had pretty good experience with seeds, not always guess it just depends.
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@mom210 (6771)
• Atlanta, Georgia
8 Apr 16
I have trouble keeping anything alive but I am working on it
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• United States
8 Apr 16
i prefer that plant swappin' myself 'n 've done so quite a bit throughout the years - also pond fish, lol. sadly, there's nobody 'round these days to do such with. these days, i propogate what i can fer my own personal enjoyment. tryin' to get some more bougainvillea rooted't the moment. not that i can plant 'em outdoors such's yerself, but i'm thinkin' 'bout makin' a few into bonsai so they'll not take'p so much room durin' the winter months.
@marguicha (104007)
• Chile
8 Apr 16