Well after reading your brilliant article I decided to take a look at my local mega super store last week. Sure enough there were 7 of the sad little things sitting there in their red and pink foil wrappers for $1 each. I brought them all home (how could I leave any behind) and pruned them up and they are looking much better! I will be putting them in what I now call my orphan bed by the front poch in the next week along with a forlorn looking Marchessa Bocella (?) bare root I found on the discount table as well.
Keeping my fingers crossed!
I bought eight mini-roses at Wal Mart right after Valentine's Day. I paid about $2.50 each, which is about half price. I think they were originally sold for five dollars each. I got some red and some white ones.
I planted them, and all but one are thriving and blooming, now that the weather has warmed up. The one died, despite my best efforts to save it, but I am still delighted with my purchase.
Incidentally, if you like daylilies, there is a web site for a company called Touch of Nature. They are running some pretty good specials right now. They also have a high rating on the Dave's Garden website.
This will be the first time I am doing business with these people, and I am hopeful that it will be a good experience, and that the daylilies I bought will get to me in a timely manner and will thrive.
I've looked at that site too. They do have some good prices. I was actually looking at their astillbe, let me know how your order looks. I've never had much luck with astillbe down here, but at those prices I thought I would give it one more try!
My little Valentines roses are all blooming like mad, well all except one. It's huge, much bigger than the others, but it hasn't bloomed yet, don't know whats up with that one LOL. I have 2 orangey ones, 2 light pink ones, 2 fuschia, a deep red and that one that I don't know what it is!
I just got 2 more yellow ones on clearance after Mothers Day, I hope they do as well!