Garden Deals forum: Not a coupon code, but Costco has some nice deals just now

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Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Mar 8, 2014 2:00 PM CST
I picked up a bag with 4 Clematis (2 Florida Sieboldii and 2 Ramona) for $11.99. The plants are small but appear healthy. They also have bags of 6 Astilbe for the same price. Might be a good time to take a peek at what your local Costco has now. Smiling
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Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Mar 8, 2014 4:50 PM CST
Great to know.

Our Costco is brand new and will open in mid April. I'll be there seeing if they have any clematises.

As long as the plants are healthy and growing , that's all that matters. In time they all do grow.
Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
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Natalie
Mar 24, 2014 11:48 PM CST
woofie, please let us know if you got the correct plants when they bloom. I've been burned, buying plants there in the past. What I ended up with was okay, and very healthy, but not the correct plants.
Natalie
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Mar 25, 2014 8:33 AM CST
I will do that. Heh, I did notice that the Astilbe are definitely mis-marked. Country and Western were marked as "white" and Rock and Roll is labeled as "pink." Oops!
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Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
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Natalie
Mar 25, 2014 10:59 AM CST
Hilarious! I got a package that had clematis and daylilies in it. Can't remember the name of the clematis, but it was supposed to be white. Well, it was red, and was much prettier than the white one, but it wasn't even close to the correct plant. The daylilies were supposed to be pink, and they were also red! I eventually figured out the name of the daylily, and still have it, but it wasn't even close to what it was supposed to be. Thinking that this was just a one time oops, I bought another one of those boxes, this time with lilies, and had the same problem. I really didn't care about the names, but would have preferred the correct colors. No such luck!
Natalie
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Mar 25, 2014 11:33 AM CST
Oh dear. I do hope the clematis are the right ones! I guess time will tell. Smiling
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Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
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Natalie
Mar 25, 2014 11:36 AM CST
This happen 5 or 6 years ago, so maybe they have fixed things since then. I sure hope you get the correct plants! It will give me courage to buy from there again!
Natalie
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Mar 25, 2014 1:21 PM CST
I wonder what their return policy is for plants that weren't as advertised? I know we were able to return a bag of moldy tulip bulbs with no hassles, but do you need to dig up the wrong plant and carry it back in? Hilarious!
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Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
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Natalie
Mar 25, 2014 1:34 PM CST
I asked them about that, and they wanted the plants back. I even asked if I could just bring them some pictures, and they said no. The daylilies didn't bloom until the following year, and by the time the clematis bloomed, it would have been a nightmare to unravel from the trellis it was on. I guess I could have chopped it off, but I was happy with the plants, so I decided to keep them. They really are good about taking stuff back, and if I didn't like what I ended up with, I'd do just that. I've got my fingers crossed that your plants will be correct!
Natalie
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Mar 25, 2014 1:38 PM CST
Well, all my purchases are in pots right now, so if I needed to, I could drag them back to the store if they don't grow, at any rate.
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Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
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Natalie
Mar 25, 2014 1:39 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! You are smarter than I am! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!
Natalie
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Mar 25, 2014 2:19 PM CST
But I'm keeping the potting soil! Hilarious!
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Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
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Natalie
Mar 25, 2014 4:09 PM CST
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Natalie
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Mar 25, 2014 5:14 PM CST
Playing with fire here: I bought another baggie with peonies in it. Heh, they're in pots, too. Hilarious!
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
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Natalie
Mar 25, 2014 5:35 PM CST
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I am so tempted right now to buy a couple of the peonies that they have for sale! They are gorgeous, at least on the outside of the box!
Natalie
Name: Dianne
Sacramento, CA, zone 9a
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soilsandup
Mar 30, 2014 9:39 PM CST
I bought some singles from Costco a few years ago and they did really well. They multiplied into large clumps in a few years. Then a few years later, I bought another bag that was supposed to have 2 buckeye Belle, and 2 festiva Maxima, but only had 1 buckeye Belle in it. I was going to complain, but was too lazy.







Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Frogs and Toads Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Native Plants and Wildflowers
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Natalie
Mar 30, 2014 9:59 PM CST
Dianne, were they the correct plants when they bloomed? I'd be more concerned about that, I think.

I'm going to Costco tomorrow, and I'm going to do my best to walk right past those plants!
Natalie
Name: Dianne
Sacramento, CA, zone 9a
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soilsandup
Mar 30, 2014 10:08 PM CST
The plants were the right variety. I have never had any mis-labelled plants from Costco.

I can't walk past without buying anything - I bought a bag of camassia, a bag of alliums, and a bag of eremurus this past fall/winter. The camassia and alliums are all up - about 3-4 inches tall. The eremurus has not broken ground yet. This is my second year trying to grow that - nothing came up the first time.
Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Frogs and Toads Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Native Plants and Wildflowers
Cottage Gardener Dog Lover Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Region: United States of America Echinacea Xeriscape
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Natalie
Mar 30, 2014 10:51 PM CST
I love camassia, but didn't see it for sale here. Maybe it doesn't grow well where I live. Seems like they had the basics, and nothing too fancy. I really want some of the lilies that they have right now, so I may cave in and get them.

woofie, do the deer bother your Astilbe? The only place I have here for them is outside the fence, where the deer are. If I plant them inside the fence, the dogs will trample them. That is the only area that I have any good shade. Hopefully we can get some more trees planted this year. I need more shade, because I need some Astilbe!
Natalie
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member Garden Procrastinator Greenhouse Dragonflies Plays in the sandbox I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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woofie
Mar 31, 2014 8:55 AM CST
Heh, deer can't get to my astilbe unless they figure out how to open up the greenhouse. These are my first ones.
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