July 7, 2010

Clearance Rack

The home improvement store isn't the place to find plant expertise, but it's a good place to find deals.  (It's the lack of expertise that creates the deals.)

On Monday, I found these caladium for $1 each on the clearance rack at Lowe's at the Rim. Their colors remind me of watermelon - an appropriate addition for the Fourth Of July holiday.

 DSC_0048          Moss Rose
Tonight, I stopped at a different Lowe's and spotted these Goldmoss Stonecrop for $2 each. The plants look reasonably healthy and the entire clearance cart was full of them so I assume the problem was a lack of demand. After a Super Thrive soaking, they should be ready for my rock ledge.

A few weeks ago, I rescued four forlorn moss rose plants that were marked down to 25 cents. Looking at  them today, you'd never suspect they were on they were only days away from becoming compost fodder.

1 comment:

  1. I have had the same good luck with bargains on plants at Lowe's. Last week I picked up a fresh looking coreopsis - not root bound, still blooming, a holly fern, and coral bells. The week before I got caladium like yours and May Nights salvia. The only plant I paid full price for died!