A Wheelbarrow Full of Scrapped Geraniums

Martha Washington Geranium
@drannhh (15241)
United States
August 6, 2015 2:31am CST
One day a few years back I saw someone walking down the street with a huge pile of geranium leaves and stems loaded in a wheelbarrow. Their plant had grown out of control and they rooted the whole thing up and were taking it to the green waste dumpster. One person's trash being another's treasure, I went up and asked to take a few of the stems to make cuttings. At the time I had no idea what kind of geraniums they were, but it didn't take my new plants long to bloom. Do you, too, find it difficult not to rescue plants?
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@Rosekitty (19438)
• San Marcos, Texas
6 Aug 15
I always go to the clearance rack first where plants are or take snips/cuttings from plants i want..cheap and they plant and root nicely..love the plant you rescued love geraniums so pretty!
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@drannhh (15241)
• United States
6 Aug 15
Oh, yes, I love the plant clearance racks and have gotten many nice things there. It is so much fun to root plants from cuttings, too.
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@bagarad (13032)
• Paso Robles, California
6 Aug 15
Just a few months ago I rescued a pincushion flower a neighbor was throwing away. i wish I had someone with whom to share my abundant crop of lamb's ears.
@drannhh (15241)
• United States
6 Aug 15
I think that in medieval times that was used medicinally, and as a salad herb as well as for tea. I have never grown any, nor tasted it. The texture is sort of stand-offish?
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@Rosekitty (19438)
• San Marcos, Texas
6 Aug 15
@bagarad I wish i could grab a few of your lambs ears
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@bagarad (13032)
• Paso Robles, California
6 Aug 15
@Rosekitty Me, too.
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@sacmom (14314)
• United States
6 Aug 15
Can't say. I've never tried to rescue plants before! lol
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@GardenGerty (105221)
• United States
6 Aug 15
That is one thing I find hard to resist and I would probably have done the same.
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@drannhh (15241)
• United States
6 Aug 15
Give it a try, why not? Many plants will grow just fine in a glass of water.
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@sacmom (14314)
• United States
7 Aug 15
Because the plants I had were torn up years ago. And now that there's a drought...
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• United States
6 Aug 15
I do but I don't see any to rescue sadly lolz I love the plants, I only have one here though. It is a um...forget hold on Ill take a pic. (not my cig butts lolz)
@drannhh (15241)
• United States
6 Aug 15
That is a cool little plant, Ocean.
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• United States
6 Aug 15
@drannhh It is a love drannhh :) thanks thought you might recognize it.
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@marlina (80503)
• Canada
31 Jan 16
You did a good job taking care of the plants. Beautiful.
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@drannhh (15241)
• United States
31 Jan 16
Thank you, @marlina I love to rescue plants.
• Portland, Oregon
7 Aug 15
Only if I want to hurt them as I am a no nothing about the growth and correct care of plants.. My eldest (58) is great with them however! Nice photo, lovely in fact.
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@drannhh (15241)
• United States
8 Aug 15
I have hurt my fair share of plants, too, but when they grow it is very rewarding. Something that is lifelong learning.
• Melbourne, Australia
7 Aug 15
Your photo looks lovely. I like gardening but I wouldn't say I have a green thumb but over the years I have collected cuttings from other and some do actually survive. Happy gardening.
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@drannhh (15241)
• United States
7 Aug 15
Hi, Debbie, I do most of my gardening indoors in water @OceanBlue71
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@allknowing (72766)
• India
7 Aug 15
'Beg, borrow, steel' is a common phrase but that is what good gardeners do,.