Bargains and Value in Mid Atlantic Garden & Life forum: Gardening Bargains and Sales in the Mid Atlantic #6 ( 2012)

 
Page 2 of 8 • 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Views: 48, Replies: 149 » Jump to the end
Imagecritterologist
Mar 9, 2012 10:35 PM CST
Name: Critter (Jill)
MD
I try, but sometimes there are things I don't realize until after the fact... like what a total thug Sweet Autumn Clematis is, not to mention its invasiveness via seeds. Mine is gone, now. But the mimosa tree stays, because that's the one tree Jim requested for our yard. (I haven't seen seedlings too far out from it, so I'm hoping it only travels as far as the pods blow before they get raked up.)

Yes, wisteria can definitely be thuggish.. as can the english ivy my in-laws have battled for years (worse there since Dad is allergic to it). I admit that with the grapes I was mostly thinking "seedless" because that's what we like to eat... should have thought about the seeds spreading & sprouting!
Circles of Support for Breast Cancer
I'm learning to dance in the rain! Thank you, Sally & Chris & Sharon.
Imagekareoke
Mar 10, 2012 6:56 AM CST
Name: Doris Klene
Greensburg,Indiana.
Horse,cattle owners click klenepipe
The aforementioned neighbor is also the one who planted 10 (TEN!!!!) wisteria plants along the split rail fence between our yards. I was cutting that stuff back for a couple of years, and finding it creeping literally 30 feet into the yard! He's since moved, and I was able (with their permission) to cut it back, dig it out, and spray the heck out of it. There's still a random sprout or two, but nothing compared to what it was.

Barb this is hardly fair as I have been trying to root Wisteria for the past two years, and none has taken, even tried inside in a pot.
Imagesallyg
Mar 11, 2012 5:08 PM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
We do remember the Wisteria War Blinking

Grapevines- I was cutting grapevines yesterday in the forsythia. Probably wild ones- so seedless is a good idea in that regard. But also give it a clear de- grape-iterized zone that you can keep clear- cuz if it gets into a hedge. good gawd...
I have inflicted yellow archangel on my neighbor, and she gave me periwinkle back Big Grin my other neighbor got my variegated vinca and has been finding that border to be a handy place for mounds of wood ash from his wood stove Blinking he defers when I offer to try and keep it trimmed. And I avoid griping about the barberry he lets grow in the fence...

Oops really got off the subject.
Doris, I wonder if a root cutting would grow.
"If you bring joy and enthusiasm to everything you do, people will think you're crazy" W. Haelfeli, New Yorker cartoon
Imagekareoke
Mar 12, 2012 6:23 AM CST
Name: Doris Klene
Greensburg,Indiana.
Horse,cattle owners click klenepipe
Sally I was told it would but so far have not found any
ImageDaylilyDiva219
Mar 12, 2012 9:42 PM CST
Name: Barb
Falls Church, VA
Zone 7a
Jill, Ah, yes the deceptively pretty Sweet Autumn Clematis... Whistling I escaped that only by accident, but before realizing how bad it could be, was seriously tempted by its fragrant flowers late in the year. Luckily, my good friend Carmen, who had been dealing with it forever, warned me in time.

Ugh, so sorry to hear your FIL is allergic to English Ivy. That's another tough one. Thumbs down We have that in places, and it is a constant battle to keep it in check. Luckily it does pull up easily, but that would not be good if one is allergic.

Re: Seedless grapes - of course! That's what we eat too, but I hadn't thought about the fact that they could be purchased. Obviously, my neighbor didn't either. Hilarious! I'm hoping the new owners of the house (very newlywed young lawyers who know nothing about gardening and don't have the time for it anyway - not sure why they bought a house with such a large yard) will just get rid of them. The wife was complaining about them almost immediately. We shall see...

Sally, sounds like you're dealing with a situation like mine. I'm crawling around the azalea bushes and other shrubs trying to track down the END of the blasted vines, and sometimes their size is just stunning. Obviously, I should have been more on top of things when the vines were just beginning to grow.

By "yellow archangel" do you mean lamium? Yet another inherited thug in my yard! Glare

Doris, I'm so sorry about your lack of success - I sure wish I could have shared some of the trimmings with you. I wish you luck, but do be careful... Whistling

OK, let's resume talking about GARDENING BARGAINS again! Big Grin
Breathe in, Breathe out...Move on - Jimmy Buffett
LorettaNJ
Mar 23, 2012 11:25 AM CST
Maybe not a bargain but I placed an order with Annies Annuals for the first time. Not that the prices are that bad, just the shipping on top of it.
Very well packed. Took some careful digging to get them out.
Thumb of 2012-03-23/LorettaNJ/6c9573
Thumb of 2012-03-23/LorettaNJ/4ec547
Thumb of 2012-03-23/LorettaNJ/5a4215
Thumb of 2012-03-23/LorettaNJ/f66abc

I have been admiring some of these plants for a while. Of course once I placed the order, I was suddenly able to find seed sources - like Angelica 'Ebony' - I had been searching for Angelica stricta. Well wrong marketing name! Oh well.
Took advantage of the warm weather and had them ship right away. Everything looks healthy
ImageRoses_R_Red
Mar 23, 2012 12:05 PM CST
Name: Teri
Mount Bethel, PA
Very nice selections there, Loretta!
LorettaNJ
Mar 23, 2012 12:10 PM CST
I thought so!
luvsgrtdanes
Mar 23, 2012 1:28 PM CST
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA~Zone 6
I Love MAM~So Happy Together
I love Annie's and her prices aren't to bad...that shipping is just ridiculous Thumbs down
It happens in a flash, but the memory of it last forever. It can not be borrowed or stolen, and it is of no earthly good until it is given away. So if in your hurry you meet someone who is too weary to smile, leave him one of yours, for no one needs a smile quite as much as he who has none to give...

LorettaNJ
Mar 23, 2012 2:04 PM CST
Agreed but it did come fedx and very quickly. Plus I got things that I wanted and couldn't get around here.
ImageOnewish1
Mar 23, 2012 4:34 PM CST
Name: Allison
NJ
I hate those peanuts too.. but they work for plants that size.. nice list!!
LorettaNJ
Mar 23, 2012 4:40 PM CST
Thank you! I expected Ann Folkard to be a brighter chartreuse though.
Imagecritterologist
Mar 24, 2012 5:03 AM CST
Name: Critter (Jill)
MD
Very pretty! purple & chartreuse foliage often comes through more strongly once the plants get some "real" sunshine.

We joined Costco last night, but by the time we got through the sign-in process, it was nearly closing time (we thought they closed at 9, turns out to be 8:30). And they wouldn't let Joyanna & me in to browse while Jim did the paperwork! Mean, that was, since I could see the garden area from where we were. LOL

Anyway, I'm headed back asap to their garden area... they had a nice selection of shrubs and trees at almost shocking prices -- shockingly low! Huge weeping cherry trees (1 3/4 to 2" trunks), beautifully branched and full of blooms. If the one we planted one several years ago wasn't finally settling in and looking ready to grow this year, I'd be tempted to dig it up and replace it. $65... might have to find another perfect spot for one! And I about fell over when I asked the price on some skypencil hollies (maybe 4 feet tall) and he said $14.

They also had a dark brown rounded resin planter, 22", no hole (but you could drill one) for $18... not quite the end of season deal I got on those big black plastic ones, but a nicer pot. It would make a pretty water garden or be the perfect spot to plant a climber or a clump of 'Jester' millet, surrounded by bright coleus. Hmm, sounds like I might be going back for that, also. Hilarious!

Also wanted to let you know that Snowpeak gardens is having a "clump sale" on many of their siberians and a few "species" iris. Clumps are $10 and probably big enough to split into 2 or 3 "regular" divisions. Shipping is $10 for the first one and $1/clump after that. See http://cubits.org/irisforum/thread/view/67389/#top I'm sticking a flag in any soggy spot I find as I dig around this spring... I think they'll tolerate some "dry" once established, but they like wet.
Circles of Support for Breast Cancer
I'm learning to dance in the rain! Thank you, Sally & Chris & Sharon.
Imagecritterologist
Mar 24, 2012 5:19 AM CST
Name: Critter (Jill)
MD
Oh, almost forgot to mention... Lee Valley has FREE SHIPPING on orders over $40, through 3/26. I needed row cover (7x50 feet for $20) and a pruning saw (got the deal on the set with the pruners even though I already have them... I love mine so much I know the other will make a great gift... both pruners and saw are stainless steel, so they're weather proof and easy to disinfect between cuts).

http://www.leevalley.com/US/home.aspx

Circles of Support for Breast Cancer
I'm learning to dance in the rain! Thank you, Sally & Chris & Sharon.
ImageOnewish1
Mar 24, 2012 5:27 AM CST
Name: Allison
NJ
nice.. thanks!
Imagesallyg
Mar 24, 2012 3:10 PM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
THe plants look great Loretta. Hard to beleive they an send those little things and they don't get mangled.

Good info JIll. ( I forgot to include some row cover in my Pinetree order- they sell by the foot and its cheap and I didn't want that much. Glare )
"If you bring joy and enthusiasm to everything you do, people will think you're crazy" W. Haelfeli, New Yorker cartoon
ImageDaylilyDiva219
Mar 25, 2012 10:23 AM CST
Name: Barb
Falls Church, VA
Zone 7a
Jill, Sounds like Costco will be a great place to look for garden bargains this year.

Thanks for the heads up on the iris from Snowpeak as well as the free shipping from Lee Valley. I meant to browse their offerings a bit longer while at Philadelphia, (when they offer free shipping on anything your order at the show), but didn't make it back, so this is good to know. Thumbs up
Breathe in, Breathe out...Move on - Jimmy Buffett
Imagecritterologist
Mar 26, 2012 11:20 AM CST
Name: Critter (Jill)
MD
I got my new edger shovel ordered while in Philly!

Sally, if you want to split a pack of row cover, I'll buy half of it from you at the swap... then I won't need any more for a few years!
Circles of Support for Breast Cancer
I'm learning to dance in the rain! Thank you, Sally & Chris & Sharon.
ImageDaylilyDiva219
Mar 26, 2012 12:15 PM CST
Name: Barb
Falls Church, VA
Zone 7a
critterologist wrote:I got my new edger shovel ordered while in Philly!


Well done! Hurray! Did you bring Joyanna back to Beyond Borders (the metal wall art vendor) to pick something out?

Breathe in, Breathe out...Move on - Jimmy Buffett
Imagecritterologist
Mar 26, 2012 3:58 PM CST
Name: Critter (Jill)
MD
I tried, but at the time she was interested only in exhibits & vendors with fountains or other running water LOL. She did pick out a little concrete sculpture of 2 birds with a nest of chicks. :-)

I just got the word from Badseed that she'll be selling coleus (including those glorious sun coleus) again this year... she's placing her order tonight... I got some from her last June, wonderful healthy little plants (all tall enough to pinch a start off them right away, too, so it's like 2 for the price of 1), good prices. Maybe we'll do a group order for the swap at Holly's if anybody else is interested in them... I'm betting it won't be a problem to get them sent in time.
Circles of Support for Breast Cancer
I'm learning to dance in the rain! Thank you, Sally & Chris & Sharon.

Page 2 of 8 • 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

« Back to the top
« Cubits.org homepage
« Mid Atlantic Musings cubit homepage
« Bargains and Value in Mid Atlantic Garden & Life forum

You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Mid Atlantic Musings

Join us in Celebrating Life in the Mid Atlantic, a region rich in history and diversity. Explore and share our hobbies, interests and gardening. You'll see why we like it here. All are welcome!

» Home
» Forums

Cubit owner: stormyla

Admin team:

» Contact the admins

â–ºNEW! Visit Mid Atlantic Musings on facebook!

~
â–ºClick >here for info on linking to MAM on your facebook!
~

CirclesofSupportforBreastCancer

DahlianutsDictionary

gardeningnearthegreatlakes

JB

juglone

mamajackscoops

rickscustomnursery

tartwarmersandmore

urbanfarmingandfoodgardening


MAM Member Links
â–ºMore Links from MAM Members:
MidAtlantic Musings
luvsgrtdanes
~ Trading at GardenWeb
~ Tribute to My Nephew
~ Website Design
rcn48
~ Rick's Custom Nursery
~ Our Landscape
Sheryl
~ Sheryl & Teddy's Place
Wild_Rose
~ VA Wild Rose's Photostream
woodthrush
~ Gardening with Queenie
~ Queenie's Beads