This week’s article is about passalong plants. The term “passalong plants” was popularized by a similarly titled book published in 1993 by Felder Rushing. Gardeners have been passing along plants for generations before the practice received a formal name.
Gardeners have amazing generosity when it comes to their plants. Gardeners have always passed along plants — we’re a generous group who dislike tossing a perfectly good plant onto the compost heap if we can provide it with a good home. Admire a blooming “whatever-it’s-called” in someone’s garden, and they will likely place some cuttings of that plant into your empty hands. I’ve seen that happen many times when Master Gardener volunteers hold meetings in a backyard.