Fourth of July marks the time of the year nurseries and garden centers start putting annuals on sale.
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. There’s a great variety of plants in those pots.
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 think the best deal I found was a one gallon mixed planter that could go right in a hanging basket for $10. There was a rosemary plant in a really big pot for $14 and strawberries growing in a hanging basket for $7.
Take a trip to your local nursery and get some great plants that will last for months, well into fall.
All the plants I used on Pittsburgh Today Live were from Hahn Nursery in Ross, 412-635-7475.