Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Rescue Plants

Marianne and I often take a look at the rescue shelf at local home improvement stores and nurseries in search of a good deal. Rescues are plants that, for various reasons, have such a poor appearance that they are just one step removed from being tossed out by the store. Because the merchants are often willing to take what they can get at this point, you can really rack up some savings. Last night, for example, we bought a Lantana plant that normally sells for $10 at Lowe's for a clearance price of only $1. With a little some time and effort, it will make a great addition to the front yard for hardly any money at all.

3 comments:

Perennial Gardener said...

What a thrifty way to fill your garden. I've found a few that way myself that actually with a little TLC turned out to be great plants.

DP Nguyen said...

I am impressed that you and your wife take time to rescue those plants. They always look completely dead to me, and I am too lazy to take the effort. Good luck with healing this one of its injuries.

Robj98168 said...

I hear you brother! A couple of my plants are rescued plant- my elderberry and my dogwood and they are slowly becoming my favorates.