Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Rest in Peace

When your plants make you frown instead of smile, you know it's time to "recycle" them.  This hanging basket of double Impatiens was gorgeous when I brought it home around the first of April ... and it made me smile a lot. 

It bloomed profusely, and seemed to be very happy in its shady new home.

But "fast forward" a couple of months later ...
and this is what it looked like this sultry June morning.

Pretty sad, isn't it.  Our Mississippi heat took its toll on it ... and, bless its heart, I wasn't smiling anymore when I looked at it.

This morning, I put both of us out of our misery and tossed it in the trash. I know that sounds harsh and cruel, but before I tossed it, I cut a few of the surviving blooms and made a little bouquet for our porch table ...

And, you know what ...
it made me smile one more time, so all was not lost.

Rest in Peace, little Impatiens plant.


Stacey said...

I'm with you on getting rid of the uglies. I don't have much tolerance for plants that don't work. Just toss it up to experience...don't buy those any more. :)

C. M. Designs said...

Sorry about your beautiful impatiens plant. It must be really, really hot in your yard.

Maybe something more heat tolerant would be a better purchase next time. I know how it is, though, we see something pretty and we want it NOW. ;o)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

The heat this summer has been brutal. I'm so sorry your plant was bested by it, but I'm glad you got to enjoy the last of its blooms.