Tuesday, June 25, 2013
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.