Have a green thumb and a tight budget? I have found that if I go to garden centers in the big box home improvement stores on the day after their vendors go through the plants, I can find some real bargains. I have bought some puny plants that were in planters which cost more than the plant was reduced to!
Generally all the plants need is a little water and some TLC. I bring them home, put them in a shady spot, and keep them well-watered for several days before planting them out.
Hi Sandy, I do the same thing and the best deals are at Lowe's.....about 1/4 of my 1/2 acre yard is planted in what they considered "cast-offs" and I have a beautiful garden for very few dollars invested.
We call them "pitty pots" and Lowe's is definitley the best place......but don't tell everyone.
I found a really pathetic looking ficus for 5 dollars at one of those stores. It looked like Charlie Brown's Christmas tree. It is now about 12 feet tall.
Hi, what is the big box home improvement store and how do you know the day after the vendors go through the plants? Thank ya, Pamela.
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