Landscaping – Saving Old Plants
Q: We’ve just moved into a new home with nice landscaping. We’d would like to redo the landscape but I don’t want to clear cut everything. Are there any companies that would come and harvest existing plants for their own use?
A: Your heart is in the right place but I’m not sure any company would want your plants. A landscape company must guarantee the health of plants they install. That would be hard to do with your plants compared to what they could buy at a nursery. One idea would be to contact a local garden club and ask if anyone would like to rescue plants in your landscape. Master Gardeners (1-800-ASKUGA1) might be interested. Another possibility is to advertise their availability at www.freecycle.com. Your plants definitely have value to someone; don’t let them go to waste!