My rescues are coming along nicely!

My Rescue Garden - These are all Walmart rejects, cruelly deprived of water to the point of death. They love their new home!
@dragon54u (31644)
United States
July 7, 2008 7:58pm CST
As you might know, Walmart doesn't exactly take good care of their plants. I cruise the clearance shelves for plants I can rescue and give a nice life to. Here is a picture of my garden outside my garage, I can see it from my window as I work on my computer. I wish I had thought to get a "before" picture because most of them were really pathetic and at death's door.
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• United States
8 Jul 08
OOH what a good idea. Thank you for the marvelous tip. I honestly never thought to buy the yucky ones for less, and then try to save them. I will troll the aisles the next time I am at Walmart.
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• United States
8 Jul 08
That's great! I do this, too, and it's amazing how resilient plants can be. Not only you get plants that are inexpensive, but it's great to see them grow a new leaf, a new growth, and then take off. Congrats on a beautiful rescue garden!
@GreenMoo (11837)
8 Jul 08
That's a nice little display you've got coming along there. I'm jealous actually, as I don't grow any flowers and my garden near the house could deperately do with some. I used to buy herbs in the supermarket in the reduced section. They sold ones in pots which they reduced to 10p (about 20c) which I was able to resurrect and grow on. In fact, the chives all over my garden started out that way, and have even moved country!
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@dragon54u (31644)
• United States
8 Jul 08
I passed a house yesterday that had beautiful flowers out front. I was stopped at the light and looked at them from my car and thought they were beautiful. But my mom said they were silk flowers--they looked so real! So, get yourself some of those!
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@GreenMoo (11837)
8 Jul 08
My Mum had some silk flowers in her bathroom which fooled me for weeks until I wondered how they lived so long!
@naseeha (1383)
• India
8 Jul 08
Wow i like it that you think so good of plants as to rescue them and grow them on your own. WOW really it is awesome because i see people who trample on plants and do not give it a second thought. But you are great. I too can feel the sadness of plants that are not watered. Your garden is so colorful and lively.
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@dragon54u (31644)
• United States
8 Jul 08
Thank you! I love getting a bargain and saving a little plant's life at the same time, they give me such pleasure.
@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
8 Jul 08
I just wish that you lived near me... that way every time I kill a plant you could rescue it. I use to be ok at growing things but it seems lately that all I can do is kill them.
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@dragon54u (31644)
• United States
8 Jul 08
I used to be like that. If I even looked at a plant, it would die! But after I had children it seems that my nurturing instincts extended to plants, too, and my garden thrived.
@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
8 Jul 08
What fun! I haven't bought any plants in a good while, and I started my few vegetables from seed. The other flowers here are those that I moved from other places around the yard that were here before we moved in. Great idea, though, and I'll definitely keep it in mind for when I get my own place. You've done great!
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@dragon54u (31644)
• United States
8 Jul 08
Thanks, I've always been one to take in strays and underdogs!
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
8 Jul 08
I like to do the same as well. I have some flowers that are clearance items rescued. Thanks for sharing. I can't see things from my office except my veggie garden if I get off the chair that is. Thanks for the photo as well. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@dragon54u (31644)
• United States
8 Jul 08
I don't have your eye for arranging or your exceedingly green thumb but I do pretty well. I love flowers!
• United States
8 Jul 08
Those look pretty good there. I often buy plants from Wal Mart and they generally do pretty good in my home when they can. I really have only one good window for plants and no outdoor balcony or place to keep them outside. So, some plants don't do well as they attract bugs and have problems with fungus in the potting soil that is available for them.
@dragon54u (31644)
• United States
8 Jul 08
Don't you hate those little gnats that hang around the plants? I haven't found a good way to get rid of them yet.