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Old 06-06-2010, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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I'm not talking about trees or large shrubs. I mean perennials or azaleas etc.

Is it still alive? Was it worth it? Would you do it again?

I once spent over $100 for a very rare and beautiful daylilly hybridized by a famous grower. It multiplied and as it did I spread it around untill I had a really good show for my money. I've also bought expensive bulbs but things like that I consider good investments.

Do you have a seasonal budget for your garden or do you just buy what you want and figure out all the rest later?
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Old 06-06-2010, 07:12 PM
 
Location: The mountians of Northern California.
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I am super cheap. I trade plants for plants. Its works well and I have some nice things growing. The only bulbs I have bought were a $50 package from a fundraiser my daughters class had a few years ago. Some lived and some didn't. I was a little disappointed. Otherwise everything in my yard came from trading with other gardeners and is growing like crazy.
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Old 06-06-2010, 07:52 PM
 
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Most I ever spent was $12 on an angel's trumpet. It croaked after the first year, never bloomed. It was the second one I'd tried...first one was given to me by my neighbor. I can't seem to "get it" with angel's trumpets.

I don't spend a lot of money on plants....trade, root cuttings, etc. I also buy small plants because I can't physically dig large holes....arthritis.
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Old 06-06-2010, 08:31 PM
 
Location: NC, USA
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What is the most money you have spent for a single plant?

Well, since the statute of limitations has long since expired on this transaction, I won't go into exactly how much, but.... it was a two foot tall Cannabis Indica plant. It also had an aroma stronger than Pine-Sol.
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Old 06-07-2010, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Albemarle, NC
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About $30. I bought a vitex last summer and it's just starting to bloom. I need to get out there this week and hack down the poke weed that's taken over that space. I don't know if the butterflies can find the vitex right now.

I don't spend money on plants either. I buy from clearance racks, raise from seed, and take cuttings. People bring me things at work all the time. I have several plants rooting right now from those cuttings. If I get one, that's all I need. I can make more. Learning propagation has increased my gardening experience dramatically. And I have all sorts of odd things that I could never find in the limited nurseries near me.
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Old 06-07-2010, 08:11 PM
 
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I once traded a cow for magic beans.
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Old 06-08-2010, 07:17 AM
 
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About $30. I bought a vitex last summer and it's just starting to bloom. .
The vitex plants around here have been blooming for a few weeks, and they are just beautiful this year! Going to have to find a place for one in my yard.
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Old 06-08-2010, 07:54 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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I've spent probably 50 for some really large hostas and rhodies when I wanted some instant gratification.
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Old 06-08-2010, 08:41 AM
 
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I spent about $75 for caladiums 2 years ago. My shady back yard loved them, and the scene was set for a very beautiful garden party. I intended to dig them up (Zone 7) in the Fall, but didn't. Gone!
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Old 06-08-2010, 02:43 PM
 
Location: NW Indiana
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What is the most money you have spent for a single plant?

Well, since the statute of limitations has long since expired on this transaction, I won't go into exactly how much, but.... it was a two foot tall Cannabis Indica plant. It also had an aroma stronger than Pine-Sol.

Hahahahaha!
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