Imperfect Pinks

A short little ditty about my pinks this week.  Struggling with some imperfect impatiens .  .  .

All leggy and nasty and not showing well at all next to their deck neighbor, my portulacas!

Now, THERE’S some PINKS to be going on with!

Trying to decide what to do:  Dump them and replant with portulacas or try to baby them along.

What do you think – to get my imperfect impatiens back in the PINK?

Sharing my Imperfect Pinks today on Beverly’s Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound.

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  1. I think you should hold on to them..maybe change them..I had some red ones and they go like that too..then I put them in morning sun and afternoon shade and they are coming back..Happy Weekend with love Janice

  2. Impatients like shade. Try that before sending them on their way.
    Mine do really well without sun and some fertilizer and of course lots of love.

    Let me know how they do.

  3. Give them more TLC. Visiting from Pink Saturday.

    Pink Slushy Magic, come and see.

  4. Kathy,
    I do love the deep pink of the portulacas so I would be in favor of planting more of them! 🙂


  5. Impatiens don’t like direct sunlight. If you move them to a shady area it may help them. Also, make sure the soil drains properly. I love the statuary in the middle of them and the portulacas are gorgeous!!

  6. Hi there! I love the double Impatients but they are fussy and do not like our So. Ca heat and sun. They refuse to prosper even if I baby them and keep them in the shade.
    HAPPY PS…enjoy your weekend~

  7. Baby them along I think. I am doing the same with some of mine. One basket of them flowers year after year,never replacing them. All the others struggle. I can’t bring myself to pull them out. I keep trying to bring them back to life. xxoo

  8. I have a brown thumb. I would say it was a black thumb but it has lighten up just a bit since discovering a few plants that are, as my mom say, forgiving.

    I won’t give advice. I’ll just say that those portulacas are just bee-yoo-tee-ful to me.

  9. Impatiens are a little over-sensitive to heat and harsh sun but are lovely flowers when they are in the right spot.
    The bright pink Portulacas are beautiful too.
    Gardening is a bit of “hit and miss” in our yard.
    I move things around if they seem unhappy and hope they come good in the end 🙂
    blessings..Trish xx

  10. A perfectly pink posting!

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