Passalong Plants

night blooming cereus

They’re plants that everyone grows, but hardly anyone buys…

Each has a strong value or combination of values -pretty, fragrant, extra productive, long-flowering, family heirloom, fascinating history, whatever – making it desirable by a lot of different kinds of gardeners.

Each is easy to grow without special soil preparation, extra watering or other horticultural finesse, and grows well in a wide range of conditions.

Each is relatively insect and disease free – I mean, who wants a plant that is always boogered up?

And, most importantly, each is easy to propagate by seed, division, or cutting, else it won’t be easy to share.

Hens and chicks (Graptopetalum)
Hens and Chicks (Graptopetalum)

 

Types of Passalong Plants

Bulbs

Perennials

Annuals

Keep Fondren Funky

Most folks think their neighborhood is a special place to live, but I give my little town-within-a city extra points for how it has dealt with falling between the potholed cracks when tastemakers passed through.

Not braggin’, just sayin’.

We’re certainly not better than others, it just doesn’t matter. While we have our share of VIPs and upmarket homes, some of our areas are not as well-heeled or as “precious” as nearby other communities; still, we feel loosely akin, wary lifeboat passengers from different decks of a foundering ship, doing our best to pull together.

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