I love a bargain

Last fall, Ellyn and I were in a drugstore when I saw one of my favorite things on earth – an end of season sale on garden stuff! I scored a couple pair of cheapo gloves [cheapo gardening gloves make surprisingly good mulch, when taken off by a person who hates wearing gloves, laid on the ground and forgotten for several weeks – it does mean you need an endless supply of them though], and some ceramic plant stakes that I can’t find now that I want them. But what thrilled me even more, were the boxes of crocus bulbs that were marked down to fifty cents each.

At a dozen in each box, each of these little lovelies cost me 4 cents!And nothing is easier to plant than a crocus bulb – poke a big screwdriver down in the dirt about 4 inches, wiggle it around to make a big enough hole, drop in the bulb, and tamp in some soil on top.Then you have to wait of course. I was thinking I had gotten duds, because all of Larry’s crocus over the septic tank [he is a romatic at heart!] had come and gone before these even began to poke out of the ground. But, finally they did, and eventually, every single one of them bloomed. I think it may be the best buck fifty I have ever spent!

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9 Responses to I love a bargain

  1. The happiest harbingers of spring! Money well spent, indeed;)

  2. Trisha says:

    Lovely little flowers for such a wonderfully low price!

  3. Flea says:

    They’re beautimous! Hmm. Maybe I need to plant some. Still adjusting to this whole being able to plant bulbs thing.

  4. Mary says:

    Hi Donalyn
    Those are gorgeous!!!! And it’s super that they were a bargain. Love those bargains Thanks for a wonderful blog. Enjoy visiting Take care Mary

  5. Donalyn says:

    I totally agree MPM!
    Thanks trisha!
    I think they will do well out there Flea – bulbs are a great investment.
    Thank you Mary – I am so glad that you like it!

  6. lesley says:

    Superb photo’s! & at a bargain price…can’t be bad…

  7. Donalyn says:

    Thanks lesley – you can bet I will be poking through those bins again this year too :)

  8. ellyn says:

    You can look through the stores near your own house. Because if there are anymore up here, I am buying them.

  9. CM says:

    Lovely! Wonderful!!!! … I want to paint them!!!!

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