Made out like a bandit today at Lowe's discount cart ... paid a little over $24 for all this:
Weigela "Wine & Roses' reg. $19.98 on sale for $9!
Clematis 'Nelly Moser' no reg price sticker, $5 for a 5 gal pot.
Clematis 'Dr. Ruppel' no reg price sticker, $2.75 for a 1 gal pot.
Euonymus Emerald Gaiety reg price $6.98 for $2.
Indian Hawthorne 'Eleanor Tuber' reg. $5.98 for $2.50.
Spirea 'Magic Carpet' reg $5.98 for $2.
I love that discount cart! Usually the plant look in pretty bad shape, but all of the ones I got look in great shape.
What a great feeling of satisfaction you must have! I have a Crape Myrtle that is blooming freely right now that was bought at Lowe's last year, similar situation. I feel that I "rescued" the shrub, and so, you have done the same! I also haunt the clearance spots in the local nurseries regularly, got one HUGE Thunderhead Pine this way just a month ago. Could not have afforded it any other way, and I kinda like the gnarly, uneven growth pattern it shows. The flattened back side (it isn't symmetrical and that's probably why it didn't sell) is not problem for my site.