Friday, June 24, 2005

Never Say "1/2 Off" to an Addict

On a whim, I went to Home Depot last night. Upon entering I saw little signs all over, "Plant Sale - 1/2 Off"...tempting a plantoholic with those words is akin to offering heroin to a drug addict. I had not planned to do any more containers, but by the end of the night I had emptied two trunkloads onto my deck. Unhappy with the wave petunias on the arbor, I decided to purchase more scaevola, (fan flower) because I just adore its purple fan-shaped flowers and its sprawling nature. I added one of these to 3 of the containers there in hopes that it will sprawl quickly and get those containers completely covered. I also added them to the wall containers on the deck. I already have some in the barrels (see pic below). They have grown about 12 inches in the 3 weeks since planting. Scaevola is my new favorite container plant. I also bought a couple of coleus. Isn't it amazing what they have done with this old standby? Simply beautiful foliage patterns in all colors imaginable.

5 comments:

  1. Hi. My name is Sylvana. I'm a plantaholic. It's been five days since I last purchased a plant.

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  2. lol, Sylvana. I feel your pain.

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  3. I just purchased more plants last night at Loews! My father-in-law gets yearly gift cards for Loews from Caesars in Atlantic City. He only asked for a shovel and a wheelbarrow. Not crazy about getting those items for an 82 yr old. But with what I had left over I spent about $26 on a light peachy daylily, a square container planted with a dragon wing begonia and other flowers in apricot/peachy shades (I'll take a photo) and a flower that looks it has a stem of blue orchids. Bought bug spray, a solar light, a little grill. We had fun with the GC!

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  4. Now that would be heaven--half off AND a gift certificate! I will be looking for the pictures on your blog.

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  5. I too am a plant-a-holic! I gave into the buying whim yesterday,the big local nursery has a clearance sale on as they are moving to a new location. Someone had to take the orphan plants home.

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