Have you ever asked a stranger for cuttings?

alicia7b(z7b/8aNC)February 27, 2008

This occurred to me yesterday as I drove past a garden with a beautiful white flowering quince and a camellia literally smothered with gorgeous pale pink double blossoms.

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aisgecko(7b Raleigh)

No, but I've been tempted. -Ais.

    Bookmark   February 27, 2008 at 7:18PM
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ggwrn(7NC)

I haven't, but for the past two years I have driven past a yard that has the most beautiful red hot pokers that bloom in the middle of summer. I have been very tempted to stop and ask for a small division or some seeds.

    Bookmark   February 27, 2008 at 8:37PM
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lsst(7b)

I almost did but the owners were not home LOL. Last Nov. I saw the most beautiful Confederate rose bush. It was huge and in full bloom. I stopped to ask the owners but no one was home.

I drove by a couple a weeks ago and they had cut it back so I missed the opportunity.

    Bookmark   February 27, 2008 at 10:54PM
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blueangel(7b)

Yes I have asked and have some wonderful plants and
new garden freinds from doing so.
Gardeners are just wonderful freindly people.

Blueangel

    Bookmark   February 28, 2008 at 7:52AM
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rosebush(z7 NC)

Usually I wait until I see someone out in their garden, if I have admired a particular plant, then stop and speak to them. When they find out I'm also a gardener, they usually offer before I can ask! :) Gardeners are very generous people.

    Bookmark   February 28, 2008 at 9:13AM
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tamelask(z8a NC)

yes, a few times, and many more i have been tempted, but didn't for one reason or another. when i work up the nerve, it's always a good experience. and i love when someone asks me, and it's happened a few times. when we have workmen in and find out it's their wife's bday or anniversary, i always pick a bouquet for them. why not share- that's how i got a lot of my plants. i wanna spread the love. :)

    Bookmark   February 28, 2008 at 10:45AM
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chickenista

Yep.. I sure have. I eye the plant for awhile and when I just can't take it anymore and I see them outside I pull in, introduce myself and ask if they would mind if I had a cutting or if I could help when division time rolls around. I find that a dozen fresh eggs makes it a win/win for both parties.

    Bookmark   March 3, 2008 at 10:00AM
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