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Pink Cabbage Flower

The pink Cabbage flower is probably lilac. I like the plant from afar because it gives off tremendous color. I have other pink things to present, but the plant has such a funny story behind it, and I am in need of a happy re-concussion!

I have this friend, who is busy-busy-busy, I mean to the point she doesn't know what hit her from behind! One day I came over to her place and saw pots and pots of dieing plants. She has never been into taking care of plants, but her friends kept giving them to her - how I wish I had this problem.
I fought with myself for over an hour about whether to ask or not to ask, and during this hour - you know I did not hear a word she was saying! Because - I was so into my thoughts - I wanted to bring these poor things home and take care of them. Yes! I confess! I was so in pain for these plants that looked desperately in need of love.

So I did - I said it, I asked if I could please take these plants home to nurture them back to life. I thought she was going to yell at me. I told her, hey, these plants are in need of some care, and I would like very much to take them home and put them in proper pots so that they can flourish. I will bring them back in great health for you with the exception, I will keep one offspring for myself.
I was so happy when she agreed! It was like getting a deal at the Flea Market! Wow, I took these plants home and didn't know what they were at first because they were in such bad shape!
It was not until a few months later, when it was time to send the plants back to her, and all three were in great shape. I kept one for myself, and don't know how the other two are doing but mine is very happy!


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35 comments :

  1. It's beautiful. The pink is just so calming and refreshing. I don't like to see plants dying either. I know they have no feeling, but I feel satisfied knowing I've nursed them back to life.

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  2. Sweetie,

    There's an award over at mine with your name on it!

    Love,
    Bird

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  3. Wow! You certainly have a green thumb! They look beautiful, esp. the one all snuggled up with the violets! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment. You asked how I got that background on my picture. It was just like that, and a surprise to me, too, when I looked at my pictures later that day! Have a glorious weekend! ~karen

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  4. Great pictures!!
    I plant flowering cabbages each year in my winter baskets. After the cold and long winter, they don't look so pretty anymore:(.
    Thank you for your visits and comment.

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  5. Great pictures!!
    I plant flowering cabbages each year in my winter baskets. After the cold and long winter, they don't look so pretty anymore:(.
    Thank you for your visits and comment.

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  6. Your photos are making me jealous, I want spring to come so badly!!!
    Julie

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  7. Great rescue. The plant is just lovely. Happy Pink Saturday!

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  8. Flowering cabbage is a plant we use and plant in our Autumn season plantings in my world. I love the look here with your pansies!
    Check the spelling of "Cabbage in your title"

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  9. Way to go! The plants are thriving in your care. It's always lovely to visit you! Happy Pink!

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  10. What a wonderful reward for your work! Your plant is beautiful! Thank you for sharing the picture and the story. And, thank you for coming by my blog and leaving a comment on this happy Pink Saturday.

    Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

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  11. I ma glad you revived the plants. Your ornamental cabbage is so pretty. I love them cause they thrive in cold weather too..Christine

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  12. I like the pink color and ruffly edges of the ornamental cabbage and it looks so nice next to the pansies.

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  13. What a pretty flower! I love the color, it's amazingly beautiful!!
    Thank you for commenting on Food Trip Friday. I hope you can join us again next week. :)

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  14. Pretty in pink cabbage! I love it!

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  15. What a sweet post! You rescuer of precious plants!

    I love your feeling of compassion for them....Ghandi
    said you can tell the soul of a person by how they treat plants and animals!

    Happy Pink Saturday!

    love, kelee

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  16. i am glad you asked and you took them home, your care made them bloom so beautifully.

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  17. Hi Amanda! Your love for that wonderful plant shows! It is so beautiful and lush looking now! What a wonderful feeling that must have been watching the transformation. Thanks so much for visiting Comfort Cottage and for your kind comment about my pillow. I'm so glad you enjoyed it. Hugs, Terri

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  18. These are so pretty. I took some pics of these last summer.

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  19. Oh, I meant to ask you, do you have any experiences with pop up green houses? I am thinking of getting one, a small one that I can keep on the deck.

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  20. Wow, it is beautiful! You certainly nursed it back to good health!

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  21. Happy Pink Saturday. How gorgeous.
    Perfect for salad:).

    Have a lovely weekend.

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  22. Oh wow, you are welcomed to my house anytime!!

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  23. my fist time to see such cabbage color!

    thank you so much for the visit!

    i added you to my bloglist =)

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  24. Thank you all for your kind words and visits. Just wanted to add that I love my friend and she loves me. We always have a good laugh about how crazy busy we are. It's our womanly prerogatives - and we are okay with it. :-)

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  25. i also love the cabbage flowers, i think they add a lot to a landscape. Nice photos of them, it certainly looks healthy. That's great you helped the plants back to life, good job! :)

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  26. That is a lovely colour, and shape! I especially like the one with the pansies! Maybe you could make a deal with your friend that her plants spend some time with you on a regular basis, so they can stay rather healthy. Simply rotate them with her, before they get to the state where you asked her about them. I have a friend in a retirement residence, and people give her amaryllisses, because she is almost blind and they have such big flowers, and I bring them home after the flowers are done, and then take them back to her the next winter, when they are blooming again.

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  27. You are so nice to care for them, Amanda! I love those cabbage flowers. Glad to know they are not high maintenance! Gorgeous!

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  28. FABULOUS!!! It it so PRETTY! I LOVE the color.. now I have some flowers you can come on over and love for me.. and YES keep on for yourself. I have a pretty black thumb! LOL!! I try!! :)
    Happy Pink Saturday!! ... on Sunday! :)

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  29. Good for you. And look what a beautiful cabbage you got and what a great picture you were able to share with the rest of us!

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  30. I think the ornamental cabbage are so pretty. Yours is such a rich shade of pink.

    It sounds as though it was a good idea to rescue the plants from your friend and nurse them back to health. This one looks great.

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  31. Judy, how sweet is what you are doing for your friend? I like the idea you brought up. I am still learning and I like the challenge.;-)

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  32. oh my god!

    I've never seen that before!!!!

    Is it a cabbage or a flower????

    Its soooooo pretty! She looks like "the Queen of all pretty pink flowers"

    woohoo!!!!

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