Frugal Gardening: You never know what wonderful gardening items you may find at yard sales

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By Skiekitty
January 6, 2013

Garage Sales/Flea Markets/Craigslist are great places to find used tools and plants, especially estate sales where an older couple used to live. Also check your local FreeCycle, especially if you enjoy bulbs/rhizomes. You won't know their exact name, but a rose by any other name is still pretty.

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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Jan 6, 2013 4:24 AM CST
Flea markets as well. Shovels and pruners are just a few of the bargains I've snagged. They can be expensive new. Old shovels make great supports for twinng vines and can also be lashed together teepee style for peas and other things.

And what isn't too usable or servicable can be great for yard art projects. nodding

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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Jan 6, 2013 9:16 AM CST
Same here! As an inveterate yard sale shopper I have found many good tools, and yes, plants as well. Since we have a lot of 'snowbirds' where I live, they often throw out plants when they leave to go back up north. I have found many an orchid and bromeliad that way Thumbs up
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jan 6, 2013 6:19 PM CST
One of my very favorite hobbies is Yard/Garage/Estate sales.
I've lost count of the treasures I have found.
Plant containers
Garden tools
Plants some of my favorites that are still in my gardens
Meeting new people
Yard art items
A like new leather couch from Italy.
An A Espoy oil painting in original frame
And the list goes on.
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Cherish today
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar
Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Cat Lover Avid Green Pages Reviewer Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Birds
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SongofJoy
Jan 7, 2013 3:45 AM CST
Isn't that the truth! Sticking tongue out
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller

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