I've never done much gardening in UO. I may have planted half a dozen seeds in the past. But with the huge lull in events lately I decided to try some new things. First off I went out and created a GM beggar (posts of my adventures in Beggar forum). While doing that I read about the new plants coming and decided to take up gardening. After reading the FAQs and in particular the one guide showing how to set yourself up to be able to grow any plants desired with 4 mothers and 1 father of some of the plants I set about doing just that. I figured since you can't "GM" gardening, do the next best thing. So my GM beggar/alchemist is now a gardener. He begs provisioners for cash to buy their bowls! I grew a complete set of bonzai and gave away some to friends too. I've been growing, crossing, freezing and just have a jolly time each evening. The weekends were throwing me out of synch at first because I play at all sorts of hours then, but I gradually got it where I can tend all my plants in one sitting. Last night I planted my first bright orange poppies from seed I produced from scratch from bogling seed. I think I have about 50 plants growing at the moment and look forward to the months it will take me to complete the collection.