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Project by Bon posted 03-03-2010 08:44 AM 2720 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

March 2/10
This started out as a sprout that came up in my composted dirt that I have in a pail in the basement for starting my seeds indoors.I put it into a cell pack in early Feb. and transplanted it into the pot it is now in on Feb 26.All along I didn’t have a clue what it was that I was growing.It finally got tons of buds on it and I knew it was a flower.(lol) Well yesterday it surprised me with beautiful pink flowers.Yes it’s an impatiens.I thought that leaf looked familiar.(lol)

-- Bon,Hastings, 5a....Always room for one more

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posted 03-03-2010 09:13 AM

well look at you!!!
you are like the ultimate “3R’s” person. Well done.

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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posted 03-03-2010 09:30 AM

Bon, what a nice bit of spring you have in your house, helping you wait until the snow melts. I like the way you are always experimenting and you grow things so well! Enjoy the blooms now and it will be even happier in your garden when the warm weather comes around.

-- "...I have nothing against authorities as such; I am only in favor of putting a question mark after just about everything they say." Ruth Stout

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posted 03-03-2010 09:42 AM

What a nice surprise! Good job, Bon. I hear of people starting impatience from seed, but have been too chicken to try it myself.…...maybe I’ll have to give it a try if you get results like that.

-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'

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posted 03-03-2010 09:44 AM

Isnt that a pleasant surprise.

I have 1 flat of impatients on the go and one seed pack from 2 years ago and so far, the old seeds have yet to sproat.

I sure wish I would have done a better job at tagging my plants

-- just one more rock, and the garden is done ; )

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posted 03-03-2010 10:09 AM

“Chance favours the prepared mind” this is said about Alexander Fleming’s discovery of Penicillin in 1928. This applies to you who saved this Impatience from being discarded from your compost soil. It now nicely decorates your table overlooking the snow outside. Well done.


-- Bagwan-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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posted 03-03-2010 11:29 AM

Very nice find, Bon. I love a good mystery.

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posted 03-03-2010 11:30 AM

Very pretty Bon.

-- Gardening is Great Therapy!!.....Georgian Bay 5b

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posted 03-03-2010 01:17 PM

I left it in the bay window and today it has 6 flowers on it.Makes me smile every time I look at it.

-- Bon,Hastings, 5a....Always room for one more

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