Friday, January 3, 2014

He Saves

David and I scurried out to run some errands the other day and while I was in Target, I saw a display of Smith and Hawkins amaryllis pots on the clearance end cap. 
The sign said 70% off, but the pots were not marked with the original price. Several times during the season, I had looked at these pots because the colors of the pots themselves were beautiful! Candy apple red, cream or a robin's egg blue, all very attractive, but I didn't feel like taking a chance on the plant quality. 
By the time I saw them the other day, most had totally dead looking plants hanging out of the side of the packaging.. The thought suddenly occurred to me that the pot itself would make a perfect holder for my pancake turners and whisks. I have been looking for a replacement but didn't want to spend a lot of money. I picked a red pot with a plant hanging out of the covering and it only looked 1/2 dead. I really didn't care about the plant, it was the pot I wanted. When I went to the check-out, I asked the cashier to scan the price because I might be interested. $3.89 was the price. SOLD! was my reply!
When we got home, we unwrapped the packaging and I lifted the ailing bulb out of the pot, along with the growing medium that you had to soak in water for 15 minutes. I washed out the pot and David, the plant magician, soaked the growing medium, got another pot and planted the bulb. 
I only wish I had taken a picture of the pot when we brought it home with the limp plant hanging out of it. This is what the pot looked like...

(I recreated these pictures after the bulb was removed)

It's new assignment...

No, no, I don't have too many whisks. They are all different sizes and they all get used.

She's all shiny and happy in her spot between the toaster and the salt pig.

And the title of this post...he saves?
David never gives up on plants...this is what the plant did in less than 24 hours!

He has 2 green thumbs and a tender touch!

Now, once he snow plows the driveway, I think I'll hop back to Target for another pot for my wooden spoons and spatulas. $3.89! Who doesn't like a bargain?



Davi said...

Love those twofers! A pretty pot to hold your utensils and a gorgeous flower too, thats a real bargin :)

vivian said...

two great deals in one! Im glad your hubby rescued the plant! I have one at work that Im pretty sure is totally dead.. maybe I'll give it some water and see if it grows... I dont think it will.. I cant remember if I grew it last year or not..
Happy New Year JOyce!

jemkagily said...

So many reasons to love that husband of I can add "horticultural wizard" to the list.

Perfectly Printed said...

Love your utensil "pot"! And wow so much snow!!!

Kitten said...

I love this story of LIFE, Joyce...and your cute red pot, too. Happy New Year to you & yours.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a great repurpose for that pot, Joy! The pots are sometimes something I want more than the plant that comes with it. You can't beat the price you got it for. Bonus that the plant itself was actually able to be saved. It looks like it will be blooming for you soon.

Happy New Year!

Heidi said...

Wonderful detailed story....great read for Sunday night. Too many whisks? HA. One of my daughters gave me a Dutch whisk for Christmas. I think you need one for your collection. Glad
"he saved"! It's bright and pretty!

Heidi said...

PS We don't even have a Target. It's 2 1/2 hours away!

Jo said...

Very awesome! It looks perfect to hold your whisks and spatulas. Great find!

NanE said...

Now see, why didn't I think of that?! I love my Amaryllis but have to keep them inside or in the greenhouse because if I plant them in the ground, the deer eat them at soon as they get a few inches tall! Here's hoping for a great year with our Pens and a Happy New Year too! xoxo Nan

Bella said...

Hi Joyce,
Oh great deal, and a great eye, the perfect size!! I admit I know exactly what those limp plants looked like after Christmas our Target had a lot of them, Sad looking. Nice whisk collection, I love whisks too, seeing your, I am thinking I need a wooden one!

Sandy C said...

My man couldn't garden if his life depended on! All the best for 2014!


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