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Old 05-16-2015, 02:55 PM
 
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Got a nice big and hefty multi branched Soulangeana Magnolia at 5 feet for $67 last week. I just planted it and it's so worth the money and effort. My other Magnolia Soulangeana is now 20 ft tall and the king of my garden. The nursery is still selling a one-leader multi branched 9 ft Magnolia Elizabeth (yellow) for only $95. These are very good prices for great and desirable trees. I am in Eastern Massachusetts.
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Old 05-16-2015, 03:42 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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This has been the first day that's been warm enough to go to a garden center. I wanted one of those huge hibiscus so stopped at Home Depot. I think it was $29.00. Small sizes of petunias were 3/$12 (about the size of a yogurt cup) so I bought just one and can divide them as they grow.

It can add up so I buy mostly perennials and start things from seeds. The beets are planted and coming up, the nasturtiums are coming up. I'm going to go to my local $$$$ garden center for some greenery to plant around the potted hibiscus because at least they know what things are! One place I lived set out their half dead plants after closing time--for FREE. I was right there, grabbing those that had enough life to be saved. What a deal.
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Old 05-16-2015, 04:44 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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I don't buy potted annuals. I start mine from seed. That makes for some big savings.

Fruit trees, I mostly buy on line. Iris I either buy on line or trade for.

I just bought rhodies from the plant breeder at their annual field clearance sale. You are going to be jealous if I tell you how much-- Oh, OK. They were $5, $10, $15. The $5 were as tall as my waist. The $10 were as tall as my shoulder, and the $15 were over the top of my head. It was a zoo with at least 50 people there buying dozens of plants each and all the parking already taken. Other buyers kept tryng to swoop in and take plants that I'd already pulled out and set aside for myself. It was fun. At nurseries 2 gallon Rhodies are $25-$30 for some pretty common colors.
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Old 05-16-2015, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Southern MN
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Oregon rhododendrons! Oh you lucky person.

There was a sale today at our local southern MN grocery store - flat of 48 bedding annuals for $11. something, three ten-inch perrenials for $10. something.

We've had fairly inclement weather so I suppose they're getting overgrown and leggy. I don't have as good of luck with the cheaper stores and will go to the nursery where I have a coupon for ten dollars off a purchase of fifty dollars whenever the ground dries up a little.
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