Pushover for Underdogs


Everyone wants to save the fuzzy little kitten or the big eyed puppy.

For some reason, I want to save the ugly little plant. If you remember Charlie Brown’s Christmas tree, you know what I mean. The ones that are being cast off as “too far gone.”

Some seem downright grateful – perhaps not just for themselves but also for the ones I tried to save but didn’t make it.

This bush was on our back deck when we moved in years ago. The pot split and is now held together with giant cable ties. The plant looks a little peaked here, but it is the middle of January, after all, and I’m surprised it has any leaves. In the summer it looks pretty darn good.

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