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Plant Swatch

Martha Stewart Living, May 2010

The next time you make a trip to the nursery to fill a gap in your garden, take along a bundle of clippings from the surrounding bed (bind the stems with a piece of twine). Having samples of your plants will help you choose new flora that fits right in.

Comments (6)

  • Magabuela 2 Jun, 2010

    Thanks for the idea of a digital photo.

  • Abobrinha 1 Jun, 2010

    Uau, ladies, you sure are serious gardners, aren`t you?

  • Orah 1 Jun, 2010

    I think the digital photo idea makes much more sense. Besides, I don't know about you but that trip to the nursery is a long one that would just be a dark wilted wad by the time I got there.

  • tess_of_st_paul 1 Jun, 2010

    Wouldn't a couple digital photos (printed or on your camera phone) make more sense

  • tarknif 1 Jun, 2010

    Better put your "swatch" in a ziploc bag. No nursery is going to want you bringing possible pests and diseases from your home garden to their premises.

  • mahze 1 Jun, 2010

    This has been such a problem for me. And this "tip" makes a lot of sense! Definitely will do this next time I'm trying to coordinate to make plant colors zing!