Just look at what I got at the grocery store!
What? You’re not impressed?
My husband wasn’t either – until I told him they were free! 🙂
You still might question what possessed me to bring home some mostly dead plants – even if they are free.
I’m so glad you asked!
First of all – they’re perennials. That means that they will come back year after year from the roots.
These have already blossomed for the year and have died back – leaving behind seed pods full of seeds – which is the second reason I grabbed them.
So not only can I plant the roots, I can harvest those seed pods and plant them as well.
And plant them I will – all of them!
My plan is to plant some of them in my flower garden, and the rest of them – and all the seeds I can gather – will be planted and sprinkled into the deep ditch in the front of the house.
This ditch is too deep to be mowed safely, so I’ve been trying to get wildflowers started in it. Ideally – the plants will naturalize and I will have my own beautiful wildflower garden.
But for now – I am thrilled with my free plants!
Sometimes a little knowledge can turn what others see as trash into a real treasure!
I’ve linked this post up with Works For Wednesday over at We Are That Family.
9 thoughts on “What’s With the Dead Plants?”
Sweet! 😀 I wouldn’t have ever thought of taking the dead plants. 😀
What a terrific find! Wish I could get so lucky. What kind of plants are they?
They’re yarrow – which will provide a nice white accent to the purple and yellow cone flower and the blue chicory!
NICE! I thought I did well when I found the purple petunias I wanted on clearance… but free is even better!
My WFMW tip today is about the free online chore charts/ game that my kids are enjoying. (And no I am not an affiliate of the company- just a happy user!)
What a great deal finder you are !!
I have some seeds you can have. Next time you are driving by look at the flowers in our front yard, the ones right in front of our big window. They are soo pretty!! But they only bloom early in the morning 🙂
I don’t even remember what they are called or if they’ll be back ( i think they will 🙂 but they are so pretty. I affectionately call them ‘fairy flowers’ because they close up and look like a fairy home 🙂
I’ve done that and had great success. Nearly all of our landscaping in KS was put in after July 4 and the yard now is beautiful. Great find!
Aren’t you just the clever one? Seriously good score!! 🙂
I’d take those plants and they would refuse to ever grow again, perennials or no. I have that kind of effect on plants.
You ARE a kindred spirit! Some of my most beautiful plants are perrenials that I saved from the trash.