Pass-Along Plants - a Southern Tradition

Posted by @SongofJoy on
I'm sure pass-along plants are a tradition in other parts of the country besides the South. Today, some of the plants of our southern heritage can only be obtained at specialized nurseries or from friends and neighbors.

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Pass-along plants are usually easy to propagate and are very well adapted to the local environment.  Some favorite pass-alongs in my region of the country include unusual daffodils, crinum lilies, peonies, spider lilies, lycoris, cannas, hibiscus, rare daylilies, Southern irises, hedychiums, Southern azaleas, camellias, and gardenias.

According to Southern tradition you should never thank anyone for a pass-along plant or it will not live and grow for you.

Many of us derive great pleasure from sharing our passion for gardening as well as sharing our plants.  I've yet to meet a true gardening lover here who isn't happy to pass along a plant, a start, a cutting, or some seeds.  A few of the treasured pass-along plants in my southern yard ... 

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Comments and discussion:
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Pass along plants by David77901 Apr 29, 2014 5:01 AM 1
Lovely Photo's by vic Apr 19, 2014 5:40 PM 20



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