Saving Distressed Plants

I don't really think of myself as a gardener. To me a gardener is someone who tills the ground and plants veggies and the like. I don't do that. Oh the wife and I plant flowers in spring and bring in as many as possible in the fall. We give them water and food and prissy them up. I just have a habit; if I see a plant put out for the trashman I'll pick it up and carry it home and try to save it. Some have been real disasters and others have been minor neglect. Sometimes I fail but most times not. It seems letting them soak in a tub of water overnight really does the trick. Then pruning the dead away and a little food, bah ding bah bang they're as good as new.

rickdogood rickdogood
56-60, F
1 Response Aug 12, 2007

Thank God for people like you both!<br />
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I can't help but giggle at your definition of a gardener, quote "To me a gardener is someone who tills the ground and plants veggies and the like". On behalf of rickdogood, I apologise to all gardeners out there! lol