Thursday, September 4, 2008

Bargains on Perennials

If you shop Lowe's, be sure to check their sale rack in the garden center. They are always putting flowers on the carts for 1/2 price or less.

It is too late for annuals, but this is a good way to build your perennial garden. You can plant them now, and keep them watered. Hopefully, they will pop up next spring and you'll be so glad you planted them.
Recently I bought these...Coreopsis, a purple looking sage, and Achillea. All three are perennials that I don't already have. I'm already looking forward to next spring. Just hope I don't forget and think they are weeds. LOL

Be sure to check out Sassy Southern Mom, my daughter's blog, and look at her new thrifty project!

Have a great day...and be sure to leave a comment for the drawing..only 2 more days left!

24 comments:

Smilingsal said...

You ARE good--planning already for spring.

Darlene said...

Oooo I hope you don't end up thinking they are weeds too. Those look really great right now.

Dawn said...

You are wonderful for thinking spring already! I am envious! I can barely think to tomorrow right now. LOL!!

My daughter is a bargin plant shopper. I'll have to mention this to her!

take care,
Dawn

Southern Lady said...

Good idea, Diane. I know your new plants are so glad you came along to give them a new home.

Be sure and show them to us in the spring!

Sincerely,

Janie

Picket said...

Morning girl....great find & great idea to get them in the ground now cause come spring they will come up bigger & thicker and while others are buying a one year growth you will already had plants that look like a 2 year growth for the price of seedlings! lol I went over toyour daughter's...that shelf turned out beautiful...it would be pretty in any room...love that she painted it black! Take care girl & have a great day!

Marie said...

VERY smart idea. I guess I'll be heading back to Lowes today! Bummer. :o)

Melissa Wertz said...

Good reminder! I picked up some butterfly bushes they were going to throw away (just needed a drink of water) for 3 buck apiece) a couple of weeks ago. Need to go back! Thanks!

Ramona said...

You are so good! Very smart and just imagine your delight next spring. I can see you green thumb all the way over at my house!

Smiles ~ Ramona

Gretchen said...

That's a great reminder and I know we'll all be glad next spring when they start pushing through the ground.

Gretchen

Nola @ AlamoNorth said...

That's when I love to buy plants, when they are on *SALE*! I've already started thinking of next year's additions; and summer isn't even over here!

Blissful Nikki said...

Man, I really want to learn how to garden. I kill every silly little thing that gets in there...except the weeds, cant get rid of them! :) lol

Sincerely Yours said...

Morning Diane! Trying to catch up. Love your new beautiful header. I spent Sunday putting down 18 bags of mulch in one area and complained I was getting rid of gardens. Now I might have to go to Lowes and reconsider - thanks a lot!lol Need to check out what else you've been up to. Have a great day - Sincerely, Jeannette

nikkicrumpet said...

Can we skip winter this year and go straight from Autumn to Spring???? Planning ahead like that and buying this time of year is a SMART idea!

Pat said...

Good idea Diane! I hope the nice weather lasts a little longer and the flowers and herbs will take.

Hugs, Pat

Rue said...

Hi Diane :)

I need to do this too, but I keep thinking the house might sell... hmmm...

Giveaway?? I'm off to see what I can win!!

rue

Grandma Faith said...

Thanks for the good advice. I'm in the mood to do some gardening. Have a good day....

Jeanne said...

Diane, you are amazing. Thinking about spring already, but I know the perennials are cheaper now. Yours are looking great. Not much of a chance I will be planting anything for this winter.

We need to seed this fall where construction took the grass and killed it.

How's school?

Hugs, Jeanne

bloggin' Chrystal said...

I learn so much from your blog! Thank you for sharing your talents :) & gifts with blogland readers.

aunties said...

Thanks for the tip.. Perennials are great! They tend to keep color our garden all season long.
Don't forget what they are next year and pull them...lol
Your grandsons are adorable:) I peaked in at your daughters blog and thought something weird happened to my blog as we have the same background. I have said I am slow... maybe not just in moving...;)lol
Beth

Shelia said...

Evening, Diane!! Spring? I haven't done Thanksgiving or Christmas yet!! Yikes! You know, you're right! I found a little ivy plant that looked a little sick at Lowe's and brought it home. Thought I'd just plant it in the flower bed on the shady side and it's been there for about 6 years and the leaves are huge!
I'm off now to check out your daughter's site.

Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Nancy said...

Thanks for the tip! I need to add a few. Nancy

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Congrats on that 100th post! I have a little way to go. Please enter me too. Our Lowes does the same things. With all this rain we have been getting, now would be a good time to pick some up. Thanks for the reminder. Jackie

Anne Fannie said...

What a great idea to pick up bargain plants! I am thinking of planting winter flowers right now. Living here in Southern California we plant and have flowers bloom all through the year, including winter! I did go buy some great tulip bulbs for spring!

Joy said...

I have some plants waiting for me to take the time to plant them. Hopefully they'll wait a few more days.