Some of you will already know that I am waiting for someone from the state to come and do testing in my yard to determine what specifically was used that caused damage to our plants. We have clearly gotten some herbicide drift from a plane that sprayed a field behind our house last Friday.
This has showed me the huge importance of passing along plants to other garden friends. Luckily I have done this over the years, so I should be able to get starts of those plants back if those in my yard die.
This is important because some of those plants can't be replaced otherwise. Some were given me by my mom, one of those was from my grandma who has been dead many years, an aunt who died years ago had given me plants(...one of those I was never able to find someone to come get a start from the plant and I don't even know the specific name for that plant even the local nursery couldn't pin it down! I'd managed to start one plant from it this year that was still low to the ground and I'm hoping overhanging plants will have protected it), and there were plants from an old house where we lived. Some of those could have been started close to 100 years ago.
So ya'll be generous in sharing with friends! And, by the way, the local nursery people said that if your plants are ever sprayed, as mine have been, it is important to find out as quickly as possible what specifically was used. That will determine whether or not you should wash down the plants. In some cases washing down your plant could be a bad idea apparently.