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Beginner Gardening: What's your best "find" for a plant on sale?

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Smyrna, DE
(Zone 7a)

January 13, 2011
6:08 AM

Post #8308075

My best find to date happened yesterday~

I found baby Norfolk pines for $1.00 each and an unidentified Christmas Cactus for $1.25 at Walmart. They had about 8 pines, so I picked the 2 healthiest. I couldn't leave the CC all alone, so I took it too! LOL I love a good find! :-)
south central, WI
(Zone 5a)

January 13, 2011
12:40 PM

Post #8308845

Hmmm..WalMart...may have to be in that area soon. My best find was a clematis at one of the local plant/gift centers. $ the fall. I think that it is Mr. President (wasn't marked).
Durhamville, NY
(Zone 5b)

January 13, 2011
5:17 PM

Post #8309302

I think my best buy was about 5 years ago when I bought 10 Christmas cactus from Lowes for 50 cents. That's 50 cents for all ten.
Smyrna, DE
(Zone 7a)

January 14, 2011
9:49 AM

Post #8310327

Lucky you, Doug! :-) Were they marked as such, or did you talk them down in price?
Tiffin, OH
(Zone 5a)

January 14, 2011
1:32 PM

Post #8310610

October of 2009 at WalMart I found 30 heucherras, some were Plum Pudding, most were ''Melting Fire". I took them all for $1 each, heeled them in for winter and hoped for the best. About 25 survived and were shared with gardening friends/family. Most of the dozen or so that I kept filled in nicely over summer- I can't wait 'til spring of 2011 to see how they look. When you come across a bargain like that you have to jump on it! least that's what I told my husband when I came home with a trunkful of gallon sized pots!!!
Ladoga, IN
(Zone 6a)

January 18, 2011
4:50 PM

Post #8317858

At the end of this past summer, our local farm store put all of their shrubs on sale for 25 cents each, some as big as 5 gallon pots.There were 3 people shopping the lot, including me, when they decided to do it, and we pretty much cleaned them out.When I drove off, I had enough ninebark summer wine, to line our driveway, several different viburnums, some forsythias,spireas, 3 different types of wiegelias, and a couple climbing hydrangeas, and spent about $18 total, and the van was absolutely packed! Made my summer...I still get all fuzzy, just thinking about

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