Tracie L. Rodgers Children's Book Author and Lover of Wildlife

The Flower Rescue


When growing up I would observe my Dad shopping for flowers to plant in the yard. He would always have a heart for the flowers on the clearance shelf, the plants that the garden center wanted to throw away, the flowers and plants that no one wanted. He would then plant them in his garden. They felt loved and would flourish. That is my heart too.

My husband and I recently went to a garden center to purchase some additional rocks for our bird water feature. I started to look around at all the flowers. I roamed around while he talked to the crew about loading the rocks in the truck.

My heart was compelled, just like my Dad and found flowers that were not wanted, the flowers that were on the ground left to dry up and parish. I immediately took a pallet and gathered all those precious flowers and took them home. It is a wide variety of daisies, pentas, marigolds, colorful moss roses and an orphan lantana and another flower I am not sure of the name. It is amazing how many I found that were orphaned and/or on the ground all dried up that needed to be rescued.

I plan to work on planting all of them this Memorial Day weekend. I sure hope they will feel our love and flourish. I am so thankful these precious flowers are with us now instead lying on the ground unwanted and/or orphaned.

The picture featured in this blog is one of the flowers that was dehydrated and on the ground. It has now been planted and in our patio area along with some other flower friends.

I think this flower is absolutely beautiful.

KAPOW! Tracie

About the author


Tracie L. Rodgers lives in North Texas with her husband, Jeff. Her passion is writing children’s books and sharing her love of nature and wildlife with the world.

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Tracie L. Rodgers Children's Book Author and Lover of Wildlife