Tuesday, July 13, 2010

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Okay, sorry...this is what happens when you rarely go to town...


It was H.O.T yesterday!! So I decided to take a gallon of paint back to Lowe's for exchange. Oddly enough, the color they mixed was not the same color I had gotten the first time. Although, they have a no return policy on tinted paint, they were really good about it and promptly remixed my paint.

Meanwhile, I decided to peruse the garden department. I have so many plans for flower beds at the new place...and one big bed at the house we are still living in that needs to be finished.

I freaked!! Pretty much everything was 75% off.

The garden departments had terrible sales this year due to the cool spring and the high winds. People just didn't bother with as much. According to one of the sales ladies, originally Lowe's was going to just have them throw all of the extra plants away because it messes up their orders for next year (as next year's purchases are based off of this year's sales) and they ended up with a lot of extra plants this year. But after consulting with the local managers, they decided to just offer everything at a massively discounted price. This spring was pretty much a fluk for this area.

Anyway...I went waaayyyyy crazy buying a ton of perennials.

Here's the first flowerbed at the new house...
I swore I took a picture of the finished bed, but I guess I didn't.

Needless to say, I will be going back tomorrow and loading up on a ton more plants. Mostly perennials as those are usually the most expensive and I was picking up 2-1/2 quart pots for $1.50-$2.

I figured that since I did not get much of a garden planted this year and have a huge area, that I could buy as many plants as I thought I might need...and all different kinds and just plant them in the garden until I got my future beds ready and then transplant them as I go.

(**I'm going to be getting those barrel patterning pics and videos in the next couple of days. The equine dentist is coming this morning, I have to get to the post office and get a couple of care packages out and it is supposed to be hot for the next few days. Unless I get horses worked in the morning, I'm pretty much S.O.L. It isn't so much a problem for me, but my kiddo has a real problem getting up these days...teenagers! ;)

9 comments:

fernvalley01 said...

Nice flowers ! I am way behind sdoing flower beds this year ,I might slip into town and see what's on sale

Laura said...

great discount on the flowers/plans - perennials are pretty pricey normally... Good idea to buy and plant now and transplant/re-arrange next year as required...

I don't have huge gardens at my place so I didn't buy any plants this year. I need mulch and soil badly though as my city property has the crappiest soil ever. I wish mulch and soil would go on sale, but it never seems to!

Crystal said...

Wow those seem like such good deals, I would like to put some perrrenials in, but never sure if I want them there forever, but I suppose I could dig them up again later, hmmm may have to get some.

Callie said...

Wow, What a deal! It's beautiful anyhow. I need to get of my arse and start planting a little more around here.

Paint Girl said...

What a great deal on flowers! I really need to add some more flowers around here. We have a lot, but would love more color!

Melanie said...

Love the flowers!!! I tend to do the same thing when I head to Lowes or Home Depot...lol!!!

Vaquerogirl said...

Oh, I love me some Lowes and love me some flowers. Good thing they don't do that here, or my life would be one of constant planting!
Nice!

Danielle Michelle said...

Catching up! Love the flowers! I went nuts too and then it froze. Luckily I only lost a few annuals, and I'm discovering many of them took root anyway. The perennials look like crap and I'll be surprised if they flower this year at all, but at least they did take root also.

Would love to hear more about that boxing turn. I have my eye on a few horses from my vets herd that I have pick of after losing my barrel prospect earlier this summer when he turned out to be a momo-orchid. Would love to show you pics of their conformation and who you think looks favorable. I have nobody to discuss it with me here!!!

cdncowgirl said...

Wow that is a really good deal! Don't blame you at all for going a wee bit crazy lol