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I climbed into a dumpster to save this plant after some imbecile tossed it out to die in the cold and rain. She’s coming along nicely …
Wow, why would anyone throw that out!?
You’d be surprised what botanical material gets thrown out or no particular reason =/ I’ve seen perfectly plant-able Chrysanthemums left out for the garbage trucks in my neck of the city, and pretty flowering Mandevilla vines at the garbage dump. The college throws out a lot of plants too, but more because of them contracting bugs more than anything else.
Anyone know what this majestic fella is?
I know a lot of people do that, which is strange. Maybe they just figure no one wants them or something? When I had roommates, one of them rescued a few plants for me out of the dumpster.
And I can see why the college would, especially if it’s because of bugs, you don’t want that being a wide scale problem…was that just a plant pest pun *PPP*?
And a MANDEVILLA?!?!? AT THE DUMP!? What a contrast lol. They are so pretty. That’s a definite plant that’s on my list.
Yes, getting a plant ident on that guy would be nice, he is HUGE!
Pretty much, also the common folk are just used to being in a “use then discard” attitude with plants, and don’t consider that they just might rebloom another year rather than die completely like a bouquet lol. Jeesh the world’s gotta learn more to use things till they are good as dead -_- rather than discarding everything.
Pest control is always important. And if it means to remove some less-important plants to protect the higher priority plants, then so be it. Sadly I myself have to discard my impatiens since they are too far down infected with the Spider Mites OTL
Actually it was TWO mandevillas, they were at the Dump by the Ellice Swamp, I couldn’t believe it myself. They even had a huge set of flowerbuds still. I tried to save them and bring some cuttings in (to avoid bug transfer due to their size) but I had failed miserably D: </3
Oh well, it happens. At least you gave it a try. They are so expensive, at least that I have seen. Maybe I can get some seeds or something, or just suck it up and buy the damn plant lol.
And yeah, people just throw things away. Everything is so disposable : ( A little research and know how and you can probably keep your plants, especially bulbs. I figure if you pay or something, or even if it is a gift, you might as well get your moneys worth. Hell, you might even LEARN something lol. Ah, people.
Sorry to hear about the impatiens, I know how that is. Sometimes you just gotta get rid of them. The saving grace is, I suppose, is that they are fairly easy to grow, right?