I'm an optimist... replanted hacked-out azaleas
My landlady had some guy rip out a bunch of azaleas that she didn't like anymore. I wanted to transplant them but wasn't able to dig them up; it was too hard. So, her friend came by and somehow got them out of the ground and lay them on the side of the driveway about a week or two ago. They are still green. As I cleaned things up today, I moved them over to a spot I like and stuck them in the ground. We've had LOTS of rain lately so the soil was extremely moist and it was easy to get them in.
Is there ANY chance any of them will surprise me by surviving? I will go look for the root balls of the three plants tomorrow but what I've planted today are pruned branches.
If they don't take I won't be disappointed but if any of them do, I'd be so happy.
I'm an optimist who has been pleasantly surprised before.