Nov 22, 2009

Plant Rescue

A couple of years ago as I was browsing through a local greenhouse, I came across a pot setting off in the corner, It was the saddest plant I've ever seen. Their heads were bowed and nearly dead and yet I thought there was something peculiar about it. Upon inspection I noticed there were two different colors hanging there - pink and purple peeking through the tips of what was supposed to be a beautiful fuschia plant. I asked if it was suffering from some sort of disease and the lady said "no, it just wasn't flourishing and so we gave up on it." Being it was still on a marketable table, of course I had to know "how much?"  She told me that if I took it, I'd be rescuing it from the trash. So - I rescued it. 

With a little fresh potting soil, water and love that plant had a major comeback. It was beautiful!  I couldn't stand the thought of bringing it back to health and then tossing it out at the end of the season so I clipped it back and set it in my basement, just out of direct light. I dropped a little water on it about once a month, but never really thinking it would survive. But to my surprise it started showing signs of green come spring. I  must have done something right because it was just as beautiful the second year.  So once again when fall rolled around it got  a trim job and I tried it agian.  Third season wasn't quite as prolific but it was still pretty and it put a smile on my face everytime I looked at it.

If you ever have the opportunity to save a plant ~ do it. Not only is it good for the plant, it's good for the soul.



10 comments:

Riet said...

That is a beautiful fuchsia. You did well to rescue it.

ellen said...

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~mel said...

I had a rescue plant once... it died.

Dee said...

Aw I love good plant saves like this. It does a heart good to see the care blossom as if in appreciation. Sweet! Way to go Cher!

Wishing you a beautiful week!
:)

Pacey said...

Beautiful flowers, I like them and I think it's the first time I've seen this kind. thanks for the visit Cher.

Dar said...

You are a peach Cher for rescuing those beautiful fushias...you have 2 colors there of the same variety. You saved them and they come back to thank you...love this post
Blessings Be Yours

Denise said...

It could feel your love and your tender loving care saved it. It is a beautiful flower. I am happy it continues to give you so much pleasure, that's what flowers are all about. Great post, thank you.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Cher: That is a neat Fuchsia, what great colors.

lil sis said...

Wow, I can actually kill artificial flowers...
I'm in awe of your talents to survive a
wreck of a plant into such a pretty thing.
You must have learned that from your
sweet Mama.
Catch ya later, love ya, me

The Tile Lady said...

Oh, it is absolutely gorgeous!!! I LOVE fuscia! My daughter lives in AZ and I thought fuscia would be a wonderful plant for her. How great that you were able to save this one from the dead!

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