Kia hora te manno
Kia whakapapa paumamu te moana
Kia tere te Karohirohi

May the calm be widespread
May the sea glisten like the greenstone
And may the glimmer of summer dance across your pathways

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Oh no! you can't be serious!

This is what I said to myself, when some elderly friends of mine said they were going to throw the Azalea in the trash.

Instead I said " really, but it is still looking so good" they then asked me if I would like it. " I sure would " I replied.
So here it is, all potted up in a nice
new large pot, with the required amount of Azalea fertilizer added to the potting mix. It should now be a happy little plant.

17 comments:

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

I am glad you caught them tossing it away. It is so pretty too. Great free plant Jennifer.

Ali Honey said...

I do hope the azalea thrives for you and gives you pleasure since you saved it's life.
I get pleasure just knowing others are growing veges and plants and getting health benefits from the exercise and eating their home grown fruit and nuts and veges. Well done Kiwi!

Tufa Girl said...

Very nice rescue. That lucky azalea was waiting for you to come along.

. . . Lisa and Robb . . . said...

Well done!

I'm a plant-saver, too!

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

It's very pretty, glad you rescued it!

Darla said...

Great rescue!!

Peggy said...

Hi KeeWee, another plant rescued and resusitated!

Bonnie Story said...

People throwing plants away blows my mind. Good for you!! It's a beauty!

The Running Garlic said...

Great save and it is thriving beautifully!! Wonderful!

Grace Peterson said...

And a happy gardener too! Nice going Jennifer. Actually when I saw your title I thought, "Oh I bet she's referring to this chilly weather and the threat of snow in some places." I like your reference better although I have to admit I would like somebody to whine and complain with me. Just kidding.

Cindy Garber Iverson said...

It looks way to happy to be thrown away. I'm glad you saved it! I have a hydrangea that's over 10 years old that was a save like that. It has been faithfully blooming ever since.

Ami said...

I hope some of MY friends would give me that opportunity too! Very lovely azaleas. Enjoy it! They will reward you!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving nice words!

Susan said...

It's hard to believe that people throw away a perfectly good plant...what a shame. Kudos to you for rescuing it. It's lovely!

Helen at summerhouse said...

I hate to see a plant thrown out too. Plants respond so well to a little kindness. Wonder why they thought it should be thrown out? Good save on your part.

Bangchik said...

The plant will be thankful and swell with enthusiasm given another chance. ~bangchik

gippslandgardener said...

What a lucky little rescued azalea! I haven't tried to grow one yet, but they do come in such lovely colours, so I will have to try it at some stage. I've just been exploring your lovely blog for the first time and loved the tulips and the hummingbird too!

Shyrlene said...

KeeWee - this was a most egregious crime! I have pined over azaleas and rhododendron .. with no luck growing them so far. I even stopped buying them because I felt so guilty about their lifespan in my hands!!