Around the Fourth of July nurseries and garden centers start putting all sorts of plants on sale. I’m cheap and love getting a bargain!
I wouldn’t buy a plant anywhere else at this time of the year, I know that the nurseries have kept the plants watered and that’s important.
Normally I buy my plants in flats to save money, but the bigger pots have been drastically reduced and I can try some really cool plants for next to nothing.
Since the plants are in big pots they offer instant color for a fraction of the price. The newest varieties and most interesting plants are often sold in three inch or bigger pots, so it’s also a good chance to try something different.
I also found nice pre-planted containers for only a few dollars. For the cost of the pot itself, you could get instant color that will last until the frost or beyond.
Perennials are also on sale, poke around in the back of the nursery to find four inch pots.
There’s still time to plant many vegetables too. Peppers and tomatoes filled with fruit will be harvested in a month or so.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year for gardeners looking for bargains.
All the plants on the show were from Hahn Nursery in Ross.