Wednesday, August 02, 2006


I was afraid that no one would join my plant swap group, but it turns out that my fears were unfounded. The group is two weeks old and we have five members. The swapping has begun!

I made my first swap on Saturday. I traded my two Russian sage, which quickly outgrew the corner bed, and a hunk of stella d’oro for four enormous basil plants. I expected something small enough to fit into a 6 inch pot. Instead, I received huge, lush plants with root balls so thick and healthy that they had to be cut from the ground in brick-like chunks. I felt like an ass for trading almost bare root plants for these stunning specimens. Because the basil wouldn’t fit in my pots, I transplanted them to the rose/nusery bed, where they look very nice. I can’t wait to make pesto.

I am currently negotiating another swap for ajuga, red daylily, and jewelweed seeds. I’m a swapping junkie!


Blogger Maggie said...

i'd like to join your group. I'm afraid that i would not have much of a variety to share. i have water lilies, lots of herbs, some perennials, way too many hostas (lots of hybrids) what do you think?

9:55 AM  
Anonymous Amy said...

Boo hoo. I feel so left out! I don't think I have anything right now to swap. I'll have to take a look again this weekend.

10:56 AM  
Anonymous Amy said...

P.S. Did you get another cat? That looks like a kitten!

11:10 AM  
Blogger Kasmira said...

Maggie - I would totally trade with you! You'd be surprised at how many people will swap for things you consider "common." My russian sage went much faster than I anticipated and someone else wants my echniacea. Join join join!

Amy - Um....yes, that's a new kitten, Yoda

1:46 PM  
Blogger OldRoses said...

Ooh, that was my question! Did you get another cat? When did Yoda join the family?

2:42 PM  
Blogger Christa said...

Swapping plants is so much fun, isn't it? Those basil plants look fabulous. Feel free to stop by my blog if you'd like a delicious pesto recipe my husband and I made the other day.

Yoda is soooo cute!

3:14 PM  
Blogger Kasmira said...

Geesh, my kitties are always upstaging the plants!

You can read more about Yoda on Wawa's World

7:14 AM  
Anonymous Amy said...

I can't comment on your other blog, so I just have to say here that I know what you mean about bellies:

We're thinking of adding to our family of three (two rabbits and one cat). Six just blows my mind. PetSmart is a minefield for us (that's where we got our cat too) because of the rescue groups.

Sigh. I really do want a new kitty.

10:18 AM  

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