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I Can Only Take Care of Half-Dead Plants…

I Can Only Take Care of Half-Dead Plants...

Post holidays are my FAVORITE time to pick up new plants. While I’m a bad plant mommy, I KNOW there are others that are out there who are FAR worse. I picked up these sorry looking plants last night for only a couple of dollars. The others were “dead-dead.” These are only “half-dead.” 🙂 These are the fighters, the plants that TRIED to survive in a department store setting, minus sunshine, water, and any care whatsoever.

Over the years, I’ve pick up a BUNCH of these abused misfits and stuck them in my garden. They’re ugly now, but give them a week or two in the ground, and they should pop back up, better than ever. I have trouble growing “healthy” plants, the ones that were babied and treated right from the start. These new guys will forgive me if I forget to water them or if I stick them in an iffy location.
They won’t know I’m a bad plant mommy! 🙂

Have a great day!
Juli

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3 thoughts on “I Can Only Take Care of Half-Dead Plants…”

  1. I’m going to try the half-dead trick because I kill pretty much everything that grows. Even heather which is supposed to grow anywhere. *sigh*

    The only things I can successfully grow are those amaryllis bulbs we get in the supermarket around Christmas time, and that’s only because they can survive anything. They obviously survive despite me…

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    1. Survival of the fittest! I once killed off a heather (plant)! It started off healthy, so it was doomed from the start. I have some lavender that are looking pretty sorry. I bought those because they smelled nice. Silly me! They were healthy looking when I bought them; now I’m not sure if they’re going to make it. But the post-holiday stragglers…I ALWAYS do well with them!

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  2. ha ha! never thought of doing ti that way – I always start with healthy happy plants. maybe I should try half dead ones? you know, thinking on it, the only plant I was ever successful with was one I inherited after my grandmother died – my grandpa had been in charge of it for some time and it was in bad shape. It was an ugly little plant no one else wanted… i think you’re on to something!!

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