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I've always wondered....is it impatiens or impatients...so I did my research. But I think I prefer to call them the 'Come-Back Kids' because, every time I forget about them, it just takes one watering and they come back to life. I was really concerned when I was away for a week. They looked so sad when I returned but, once again, one watering is all it took and they were back.
Right now this plant is due for a good trim but, I think I'll wait until after Hurricane Irene leaves town. I suspect she is going to do a number on most of the flowers and plants and I will be cleaning up more than the planter of impatiens. Hopefully, Irene will not stay long and wreak too much havoc on us.