Last weekend, my mom and I hit up Lowe’s (on Sunday afternoon.) My goal was to exchange a faucet and I not only exchanged the faucet, but I ended up buying 36 petunia plants. The six-packs were clearanced for 25 cents, and I apparently couldn’t stand to see the flowers go to waste.
Sadly, they sat on our stone wall in the driveway for just under a week. I noticed them Friday night when I was finishing some things in the vegetable garden, and I decided to go ahead and plant them.
The flower beds on our stone wall were great for petunias last spring. The flowers lasted for a long time. I’ve been trying to get the creeping phlox to creep a little more (it’s slowly, but surely spreading) so I don’t have to worry so much about flowers there.
I ended up planting 5 of the 6 packs of petunias along the wall. One pack was saved to go at the base of a clematis flower I also rescued from Lowe’s.
So I spruced up our stone wall for $1.25 (because one of the $.25 packs is going to the clematis, which I got for under $5.)
Did you know that Lowe’s clearances plants as they’re on their last
legs blooms? I’ve gotten several plants this year this way, and they haven’t died (yet.) So I’m doing good for all plant kind and my wallet. 🙂