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Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Apr 26, 2013 10:11 AM CST

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Our garden club has a plant auction each spring to raise money for projects. I already had a few things I had grown to take, but decided to make a run through Lowe's to pick up a few extras. I bought a rack full of plants for $40. As the clerk rang them up, he'd call out the actual amount the would have cost: $210., $357. and finally, $562. was the total!
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Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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TexasPlumeria87
Apr 26, 2013 2:36 PM CST
Wow that's a steal! I see some pretty ixoras in there Thumbs up
Name: Anna
North Texas (Zone 8a)
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canadanna
Apr 26, 2013 5:18 PM CST
woohoo! and they look in great condition too! Hurray!
Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Apr 26, 2013 5:44 PM CST

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The vendors said they "just had too many plants." I was happy that I could help out!
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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TexasPlumeria87
Apr 26, 2013 8:00 PM CST
My sister said the vendors at the Lowes she works at were marking down several tropicals. I didn't get a chance to look on the clearance rack today
Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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Trish
Apr 29, 2013 6:07 AM CST

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Wow!!
What a find! Thumbs up
NGA COO, Wife, Mom, and caretaker of 90 acres and all that dwell there.
Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Apr 29, 2013 6:36 AM CST

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I helped arrange plants for the Food and Wine Festival Friday. Yesterday, a few of us with trucks returned and picked up the plants. Three of us were offered to divide $1700. worth of plants. I just couldn't take one. Most were large tropicals. I haven't planted what I already bought from Lowe's. I offered my cut to the garden club's flower show/ plant sale in June. Getting free passes for both days of the festival was "payment" enough.
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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TexasPlumeria87
Apr 29, 2013 9:15 AM CST
Wow that's wonderful Sandi. Thumbs up
Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Apr 29, 2013 9:35 AM CST

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I'm working in the yard all day today trying to get things planted and picked up. Never enough time, is there? Good news is rain is expected on Thursday!
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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TexasPlumeria87
Apr 29, 2013 10:46 AM CST
That sounds like fun Thumbs up I hope we see some rain Thursday, we missed out on last weeks rain. I think the high on Thursday is going to be 58. I decided I'm going to leave all of my plants outside and hope for the best lol.
Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Apr 29, 2013 11:36 AM CST

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We 're supposed to get a cold front also. I haven't taken the hoop down that's off the patio yet. I think I'll just leave it up until I know there's no more cold snaps or hail. I can roll up the side of the plastic when it gets too warm. We usually have one big storm around Memorial Day each year. It's always a "doozie" too!
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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TexasPlumeria87
Apr 29, 2013 12:01 PM CST
Winter seems to be making a comeback Hilarious! If we get some really cold weather I'll just cover everything with blankets. I rearranged my house back to its normal state so I can't bring my plants indoors anyways.
Name: Carey
Austin, TX (Zone 8b)
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careyana
Apr 30, 2013 10:10 PM CST
Sandi, you always manage to get the good deals at Lowe's!!! I wouldn't know where to plant most stuff. The yard is a mess so it's not worth it right now!
Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
May 2, 2013 5:32 PM CST

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Winds have been fierce today. Pots blown over, and it keeps on blowing until after midnight. Going down to the low 40s tonight. I'm going out to shove hibiscus into hoop house. The plumerias will have to fend for themselves. I just finished planting them behind the pond. We had to run the HD this afternoon. The nursery had their Earth Kind roses more than half off, and they were blooming. DH said to keep walking and not turn around! And I did! Thumbs up ...today...
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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TexasPlumeria87
May 3, 2013 4:43 AM CST
This weather has been so strange. The wind knocked over a few of my containers. The Wind Advisory has been extended, I think it the low this morning will be 36. My plants will have to fend for themselves too. Thumbs up Did you buy any of the Earth Kind roses? Hilarious!
Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
May 3, 2013 8:10 AM CST

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No, after 44 years of marriage, I know when not to push the envelope! Besides, I don't have any room for anything else in the backyard,
and the front belongs to the deer and other critters!

Hope your plants survived the wind. I have hibiscus that look like the drought got them. The leaves are nearly grey. We still have 25mph winds today, but yesterday the wind was fierce. The plumerias look fine on the courtyard today. I haven't looked out back yet. Just don't want to know!
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
Winter Sowing Birds Annuals Region: United States of America Native Plants and Wildflowers Foliage Fan
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TexasPlumeria87
May 3, 2013 11:39 AM CST
Hilarious! My plants survived without any damage thankfully. Its still pretty windy, my poor peach tree lost most of its peaches lol. I'm glad your plumerias are alright.
Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
May 3, 2013 4:39 PM CST

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I worked in the yard all day. We got atruck load of glass mulch this morning and I wheeled most of it to the backyard. I use it to mulch around the path behind the pond. I have way more than I need, so we'll share with our neighbor. It used to be free from the city, but now the disposal company charges for it. Stilla good deal. The last time we got some was two years ago. It lasts a long time.
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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TexasPlumeria87
May 3, 2013 5:23 PM CST
That's nice of you to shade with your neighbor. I have never heard of glass mulch, I'm a little embarrassed saying that Hilarious!
Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
May 3, 2013 5:30 PM CST

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It's crunched up glass bottles that's tumbled with sand to make tiny pieces. After you place it, you wash the sand away and it's kind of sparkly. I'll find a photo later and post it.

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