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#168654 February 28th, 2007 at 04:09 AM
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Kind of like when summer is finally here, the stores have winter jackets out.

I was in Lowes yesterday to get some grow lights and their garden center had plants for sale - like hydrangeas, pussy willow trees, roses, you know ~ roots. Why so early? Are the prices better to get them now? Just store them in a cool dry place like where my canna's and gladiolas are stored over winter?

Just was getting in the spring fever, then we finally got show this winter! 6 inches this past weekend, and right now we are right smack in the middle of a line of storms coming our way in about 2 hours, to last through Friday, with up to 12 to 18 inches of snow expected!

Think I will go in the furnace room where my grow lights are growing seedlings and sit under the lights for a while.

#168655 February 28th, 2007 at 11:07 AM
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I think they just want to get the jump on all the other stores. :rolleyes: So far, all I've really seen here are the packaged bulbs, seeds, roses and some of the bareroot plants, but it seems like they are putting them out a lot earlier each year. eek I figure why should I buy some of the things now if I just have to care for them until I can put them out. Duh I'd rather wait until I'm ready to put them out and have a better idea of where I'm going to place them. wink

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Think I will go in the furnace room where my grow lights are growing seedlings and sit under the lights for a while.
Hey Patty, that sound like a good idea and it would sure take away some of the "winter blues"! thumbup smile smile

#168656 February 28th, 2007 at 02:51 PM
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They dont have any of that out up here....i wish they did but nothing yet!!!

#168657 February 28th, 2007 at 03:21 PM
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I got my first rose of the season about a month ago at Home Depot.

I like those pussywillow trees. fred meyer's got 'em too.

#168658 February 28th, 2007 at 03:31 PM
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The are a pretty tree arent they....i have been thinking of getting one for my yard this spring...once the snow melts!!

#168659 February 28th, 2007 at 06:39 PM
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Mrs. Bradley - I love your tinkerbell!

So you got a rose - root I'm guessing. So just storing it until spring? Couldn't resist when you saw it?

I've always wanted pussy willow tree, think I might pick up one next time I'm in town.

Expecting 12 inches of snow here the next 3 days! My son is getting out of school right now, early, it's starting! Duh-isn't tomorrow MARCH? smile

#168660 February 28th, 2007 at 06:41 PM
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Oh yah - nother question, the bulbs they have at the stores right now and in catelogs, spring bulbs. I've never planted spring bulbs before - I thought all bulbs were planted in the fall because they needed that cold period????

#168661 February 28th, 2007 at 06:57 PM
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Patty, there are spring bulbs and there are fall bulbs. wink The bulbs you buy now will bloom this year. flw flw flw

#168662 February 28th, 2007 at 07:37 PM
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Yeah,Patty. I cannot resist roses,and can't wait to start buying as soon as I see them in the stores.

this one is a deep purple long stemmed one called...purple passion. it's supposed to get up to 5 feet tall.WOW! gonna be beautiful.I am just keeping it in the bag it came in (bare root) outside in the elements and it continues to grow new leaves. can't wait to see the flowers clp


I won't be gettin any pretty trees til we own our own place.for now, most of my roses go into pots,my absolute favorites that i cannot stand to leave behind.


BTW: with my tinkerbell....art imitating life!!LOL

#168663 February 28th, 2007 at 07:41 PM
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flw I cant wait to go check my local Wal-Mart and Home Depot to see if there is anything out now!!!

#168664 February 28th, 2007 at 08:20 PM
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QVC has had garden stuff on for a couple weeks now. Don't forget..its almost March!

#168665 March 3rd, 2007 at 12:36 PM
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I think the most we'll find here in southern Ontario will be the usual bulbs - some lilies, gearing up for Easter and seed packs, of course.

#168666 March 3rd, 2007 at 07:22 PM
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Well, the Lowe's and Wal-Mart here seem to be adding a little more each day. clp smile clp Home Depot is a little farther in a totally different direction so I haven't been out there in weeks. frown I might try to put that on my agenda for the coming week. smile smile wink

#168667 March 3rd, 2007 at 08:00 PM
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Here's the run down as of 03/02/2007......

DOLLAR tree:

10 Packs of seeds - $1.00
6 Gladiolus bulbs - $1.00

BIG LOTS:

EVERYTHING!!!
Bird Feeders $2.00 - $15.00 - MANY types and sizes available.
18 Gladiolus bulbs - $3.00
Garden arches with built in metal bench - $80.00!
Too many tools and knick-knacks to mention!

WALMART:

Lantern-type bird feeder - $0.75

DOLLAR GENERAL STORE

(Didn't Check)

TSC:
Black Oil Sunflower seed, 50 pounds - $12.48
Suet cakes - $0.88

#168668 March 3rd, 2007 at 08:44 PM
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Thorny, I saw those Lantern-type feeder at Wal-Mart the other day and they are a wonderful buy for the money. thumbup Of course, they were 98 cents here because they are building a new Super Wal-Mart across from the college so I guess we're paying for that store little by little. frown laugh I used to buy those latern-type feeders so when the squirrels would tear them up I wasn't out that much money. wink Plus, for what they cost you can replace them every year or two. Besides, the little birds seem to love them and the bigger birds don't seem to bother them. wink wink

#168669 March 3rd, 2007 at 11:09 PM
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Man it's not fair! You guys can get everything (by that I mean those glads) so cheap, it costs about a dollar a bulb here, actually $10 for a bag of 12. The only seeds at the dolalr store are 3/$1 I guess not too bad

Gotta start saving my allowence for a rose bush! I get $5 a week, and I am almost done saving for a $30 Jiffy seed starting warming mat

#168670 March 4th, 2007 at 02:53 PM
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Congratulations on the saving. You are doing great. Those warming pads look like a fantastic deal. I'm sure it will be a great investment.

Here the rose bushes aren't that expensive so I'm sure you will do well with those as well.

I haven't been out to the store all winter so I have no idea what they have gotten in yet. But it sure sounds like it's time to go to the dollar store.


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