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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

I Am Really Enjoying This Plant!

I enjoy miniature roses and have purchased them before. So when I got a couple plants of the double impatiens a few years ago, I was struck by how much they looked like miniature roses. Here is a photo I found showing them on my front steps.



I really enjoyed how lush they were:

This June I came upon pots of double impatiens at the local nursery.
They had pale pink but this bright magenta color caught my eye. It is labelled, "Fiesta Purple Double Impatiens"


As long as they are kept watered they bloom profusely. When needing water they drop their petals just like the regular impatiens do.

But they perk up very nicely once they have a good drink. It rained some more last night, so they got a great draught.

"Thou hast given me eyes to see

And love this sight so fair;

Give me the heart to find out Thee

And read Thee everywhere."

-- Beulah Baker Lloyd




Do these resemble miniature roses to anyone else?

3 comments:

Kelli said...

They do look like miniature roses! So delicate and beautiuful!
~Kelli

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Carrie,
The double impatients are so pretty ...just like a miniature rose!
Thanks for your visit and opinion on my cabinet.
diane

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Hi Carrie and thank you for stopping by. I can see you love blue and white and my corningware would fit in perfectly there in your kitchen. I'm actually in the middle of a kitchen facelift and am trying to figure out a way where I can display my corningware without it clashing with the rest of the kitchen...especially since the colors I chose for my kitchen are red and yellow. I know I'll figure it out. You've so many wonderful collections and your tea pots are lovely. I do believe I will be back and have added your link to my blog. I hope you don't mind.
Enjoy your evening