Me again. Just got home from the Merced Plant Give and Take and was greeted by a newly opened Iris. It is from one of the rhizomes I planted at leas 3-4 years ago in a shallow plastic planter. It was a bud when I left this morning. I just love purple iris.
The event in Merced was small, but a success.We had ≈75 - 100 people come for plants.
While I was chopping and breaking apart plants, I collected a few to bring home. I picked some rooted mint and rosemary, hydrangea cuttings, a large potted succulent for my niece, a box of succulent ground cover (at cleanup), a few hens and chicks, and best of all several, you guessed it, Iris. Have to wait till they are planted and bloom to find out what color most of them are, but one was labeled 'Rootbeer'. That's the fun of give take events. You never know what you will end up with. If I decide I don't like something, I take it back next year.
There is another give take event on the 28th, sponsored by the City of Fresno and CSU, Fresno. It is listed on the Upcoming Events Calendar. It is called the WATER WISE Plant Give and Take. I'll be at the back table with my little hatchet, cutting up plants to distribute. Hope to see some of the Fresno members there.