Sunday, April 18, 2010

A gamble...

So, what would you do if you were in your small, neighborhood grocery store, and you walked around the little plant stand that they have, like you always do, just looking to see what kind of plants they were offering, and a plant with blueish-purplish flowers caught your eye, but it looked, let's just say, not at its peak? What would you do? Would you take that chance?

Well, last week I did. This is Campanula carpatica and the plant tag assures me that it will grow for me outdoors when it is finished blooming indoors. I did ask the store to reduce the price for me since the plant looked rather shabby, which they did. I think that the plant probably dried out and wilted and then was given too much water to compensate. I do hope it will be o.k. because I love Campanulas. Now, I will just have to wait and see if my gamble will pay off.

Have a beautiful day!


Jennifer said...

I do this A LOT! Usually with more success than failure but hey when you win it's worth it. I just bought a wilty lavender plant that perked right up with a good soaking. You just have to learn what's salvageble and what isn't. Isn't all of gardening a gamble though?? Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

I've done it a lot before too, with mixed results. I have more success this time of year rather than later in the season.

Looking forward to seeing your results with this one. I would have certainly done this with any Campanula, plants that I have always admired and never gotten. YET!