When I started this Plant Exchange, I had no idea how much fun the plant rescue aspect would be. Of course I knew that I’d love to go divide perennials and bring the extras back to my business. What I didn’t figure into the equation was how it could help people.
A couple of days ago, I was able to go to a gardener’s home who has been fighting with some health issues. She has a LOT of perennials in her beautiful and fun garden; many of which need to be divided. This rescue helps her and it helps with my business. It also gives her a lot of joy because she is so supportive of my little business adventure!
Today I get to go to my Mom’s garden and divide perennials for her. She is having a knee replacement soon and unable to get out in her garden much. Of course I’d do anything for my Mom who has supported me in my garden while I went through about 6 years of health troubles and learning how to manage chronic pain.
Now in a few days I get to go to a friend’s home and teach her how to divide her Hostas. So I get to teach her that skill, she loves supporting my business by giving me the extra Hostas and her plants will be healthier and thank her.
So this little Plant Exchange and Rescue has turned out to be a win-win for everyone; family, friends, plants and me! I knew I’d have fun living my dream, but I had no idea it would be this extraordinary!