Gardening on a budget is not so hard to do. Follow my tips and you can have an inexpensive garden too.
I love to garden! I find digging in the dirt to be a form of therapy! It gives me so much pleasure to see flowers and vegetables grow and know that I had something to do with it!
Gardening can be very expensive! You not only need plants, you need the right tools, good soil and something to feed your plants. Speaking of tools, I don’t mind spending a little more money on good tools. I feel that spending more will give you a product that will last a lot longer than a less expensive tool. I also work hard to take good care of my tools.
Back to the subject of gardening on a budget! I often buy my plants at Lowes or Home Depot. I find the quality to be good, the variety is great and the stock is always changing.
When I go to Lowes or Home Depot, the first place I head is to the sale rack. It is always filled with plants that have just about lost their will to live! Many people see dead plants, I see flowers that are ready to come back to life with just a little coaxing. Many times the plants just need a little water or perhaps a little less water.
The most I have ever paid for a plant from the sale rack is $3.00! It makes me happy to know that the original price was about $15.00! Woo Hoo! Saving money makes me as happy as gardening!
I always look for perennials. Why? They will come back year after year and with little work. I am a bit of a lazy gardener! Perennials are great to use for their longevity and because you pay once and have them forever. I use annuals in pots and as filler plants in my garden.
In the above photo, you can see zinnia and periwinkles in the front. Bee Balm, Echinacea and a Butterfly bush are in the background. These three get bigger and better every year and I paid less than $20.00 for all of them!
Another thing I enjoy doing is swapping plants with neighbors! Just a few days ago I was walking my dog and saw a neighbor digging up some Daylilies! I asked her about them and she said I could have all of hers.
She didn’t want them any more! I was so happy, I immediately turned around, went back home for my wagon and shovel and started digging! Now they are happy in my garden!
How do you save money gardening? I would love to hear all about it. I am always looking for ways to save money!
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