Thursday, July 23, 2009
Thrift in the yard
A friend of mine told me that she bought several plants on clearance at Lowes recently (thanks Pam!) so last week my Sweet Girl and I hit up Lowes and happened upon some clearance plants at the back of the Garden Department. Look at all these wonderful plants! We spent $13.38 and found some fantastic finds.
First off my $1.50 Dahlia. Looks perfect and should come back next year.
My most expensive plant was a Clematis (not shown) I bought for $2.50. It looked fine, just needed to be put into the ground.
I did buy a few annuals to put in this planter that I bought on clearance at Home Depot when we went to the mountains. It is one of the lightweight planters that looks like the real thing.
I love the shape and handles.
The annuals cost me $1.75 for a pot of zinnia's and 2 salvia plants.
I also bought a 50 cent trailing/vine looking plant that I don't know what it is! :) For 50 cents I figured could buy it and figure it out later. Anyone know what it is?
I was THRILLED to get another herb to add to my little herb "garden" (I use this term loosely). It is called Pilgrim Oregano and has pretty little purple flowers.
I also bought two wonderful looking bee balm plants, one for me and one for my Mom and two kinda sad looking Homestead Verbena's ( I think they'll be fine). Both of these are perennials and the price was just right!
The girl that checked me out asked if I was good at getting plants to come back to life. :) HA! I think they just need some good ground and water and they'll be fine!
Hop on over to Leigh at Tales from Bloggeritaville for more Thrifty Thursday ideas!
Happy gardening to you all!