For many gardeners, a stroll in the garden is not about the plants but how they acquired them: the iris taken from a neighbor’s bed, the roses grown from a cutting off grandmother’s bush, the fig tree propagated from an uncle’s orchard.
We want to hear the stories of the “passalong plants” in your garden. Write 100 words about the plant, tell us your name, age, the city where you live and the name of the person who gave you the plant. Please also send us a photo of the plant, yourself or the gift giver. Be sure to share your phone number in case we have any questions.
Those can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or Andrea Weigl, The News & Observer, 215 S. McDowell St., Raleigh, NC 27601. Don’t let the Raleigh address fool you. We’re doing this for Charlotte readers, too.
We’ll collect these stories all summer and share the best after Labor Day.