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Name: Dnd
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DogsNDaylilies
Nov 4, 2015 5:50 AM CST
Just a head's up that in some Lowe's and Walmart locations, you might come across some stellar deals on clearance houseplants!

Walmart had 50% off on their entire remaining selection (and that was 50% off the previously-discounted price, as far as I can tell).

Lowe's markdowns were more arbitrary but their deals were very good and a few were exceptionally good!

I would imagine other big box stores like Home Depot, etc. would have excellent deals on clearance houseplants as well. Lowe's and Walmart seemed to be making room for their Christmas decorations and plants (Christmas ferns, Christmas wreaths, amaryllis bulbs and gift sets, etc.)
Name: David Laderoute
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DavidLMO
Nov 4, 2015 7:42 PM CST
My local Lowes dropped their outdoor plant prices on Monday of last week to $ 1 per plant. I found out on Thursday and most everything was gone.

Decided I better get to Home Depot (Should have gone after I left Lowes.) . Made it on Sarurday and found out that on Friday all stock was place in their dumpsters.
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Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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DogsNDaylilies
Nov 4, 2015 8:10 PM CST
Awww, that's so sad. :(
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DavidLMO
Nov 4, 2015 11:12 PM CST
Yeah - they don't even make an attempt to give them away to someone who could use them in the community - habitat for humanity for example.

I am a Master Gardener and a Master Naturalist and I am gonna approach them to see if they would donate material to one of my groups. If nothing else, we could use them on our huge parkway system that has numerous parks. May be a pain though, as I understand that the decision is made by the wholesalers as HD does pass through. What a freaking waste. And I know they had a lot of stock as I had been there earlier last week and picked up some stuff at 75 % off.
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Name: Dnd
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DogsNDaylilies
Nov 5, 2015 4:34 AM CST
Good luck with trying to get them to donate. I hope you can get something figured out.

I'm also concerned about the plastic (and other) waste that occurs by just throwing it all away without recycling.
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Cinta
Nov 5, 2015 3:45 PM CST
Yes I have never gotten much for sale at Home Depot. The only thing I got this year from them was a couple pots of Star Jasmine for 4.00 ea. that were 20.00 ea. at the end of the season. They are considered annuals in my zone but they winter good with out much effort.
Name: David Laderoute
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DavidLMO
Nov 5, 2015 6:20 PM CST
Yeah. I do not recall the variety, but I have a Jasmine that is 30 years old. Spends Summer outside and winter inside where we can find room with at least some indirect light. Nice buy BTW.
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Cinta
Nov 5, 2015 7:48 PM CST
I grabbed all they had because I am going to try two of them in different areas of the gardens and see if it will survive. I figured for 2.00 I was not losing much if they did not survive. Shrug! I will bring the other two inside. I had one for 4 yrs and life happened and I did not bring it inside and it died in the pot.

Some sites say it is hardy to zone 6 but most say zone 7. Going looking for those micro climate areas against the house.
Name: Dnd
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DogsNDaylilies
Nov 5, 2015 7:58 PM CST
I just purchased a Jasmine online that was on sale (not $2 though):
http://gardinonursery.com/search?controller=search&orderby=p...

It arrived today and looks really good! I'm hoping it will like being an indoor plant because I really don't know how much, if any, outdoor time it will get. Gardino's description said " They grow fine indoors also as long as there is enough light available," so I'm hoping it will do well.

[I was going to add a picture, but for some reason it looks like the button to add pictures is missing. Blinking Confused Blinking Confused Has anyone else noticed this in the last twenty minutes?]
Name: David Laderoute
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DavidLMO
Nov 5, 2015 8:30 PM CST
Gardino is a great nursery. Yes = the pic button is MIA.

I usually locate mine near a window - but not entirely exposed to direct window light. We maintain it at about 6 feet. Left alone it will grow quite large. Mine blooms about 5 or 6 times a year and has a faint Jasmine scent. One of my favs and I am trying some cuttings. Prior efforts failed.

When I said outside in Summer, I should have added on a screen porch where it gets direct thru screen light for ~ 4 hours a day. If you do place it in similar location, don't allow it to dry out.
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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Nov 6, 2015 11:33 AM CST

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DogsNDaylilies said:I was going to add a picture, but for some reason it looks like the button to add pictures is missing.


This forum never had images enabled but I'm not sure why I didn't enable it. I'll add it in now so that in the future you can post pictures here, too.
Name: Dnd
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DogsNDaylilies
Nov 6, 2015 11:40 AM CST
Thanks, Dave! I tip my hat to you.
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Nov 6, 2015 12:08 PM CST

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I tip my hat to you.
Name: David Laderoute
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DavidLMO
Nov 6, 2015 9:10 PM CST
DogsNDaylilies said:I just purchased a Jasmine online that was on sale (not $2 though):
http://gardinonursery.com/search?controller=search&orderby=p...


"stephanotis floribunda"

??
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Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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DogsNDaylilies
Nov 6, 2015 9:12 PM CST
Yes.

I'm not sure if that answered your question or not, though. What, exactly, was your question? Blinking Hilarious!
Name: David Laderoute
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DavidLMO
Nov 6, 2015 9:28 PM CST
DogsNDaylilies said:Yes.

I'm not sure if that answered your question or not, though. What, exactly, was your question? Blinking Hilarious!


I thought the link was wrong since you indicated you bought a Jasmine. That is not strictly a Jasmine Smiling Nice plant none the less.
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Name: Dnd
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DogsNDaylilies
Nov 6, 2015 9:31 PM CST
it's one of only a couple of jasmines that I can grow where I'm at. It's called 'Madagascar Jasmine' and has a "jasmine-like scent"...to me, it's a jasmine! Rolling my eyes.
Name: David Laderoute
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DavidLMO
Nov 7, 2015 12:02 AM CST
:-)) It is Stephanotis which is a beautiful flower with a pleasant scent. Used a lot in corsages and bride bouquets. I owned a flower shop.

Many Jasmine can be grown indoors year round. A very popular one is Jasminum Sambac 'Grand Duke of Tuscany' . Great scent. It can be an in/out, in only or out only - but not in your zone.

Like me you are in Zone 5B. As long as you meet light requirements, many can be outside in summer and indoors in winter.
Growing indoors the biggest factors are lots of indirect light and don't let them get too dry.
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Name: Dnd
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DogsNDaylilies
Nov 7, 2015 6:43 AM CST
To keep things simple for now, I want to minimize the number of plants I have to move with the seasons. I'm hoping this one likes being indoors with bright light (and maybe a few minutes of direct light) each day, year -round. If not, and it dies, it was an add-on that was on sale and I'll just have to console myself with that thought Rolling my eyes.

In the upcoming years, though, I might get adventurous and take your suggestion about getting 'real' jasmine that I move in and out. Big Grin
Name: David Laderoute
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DavidLMO
Nov 7, 2015 9:16 AM CST
Well - I think you will do just fine. Obviously with your care and concern - those are big factors. Most people who fail with plants do so because they don't care enough. :-)

To research care of your plant, search for Stephanotis, not jasmine - though overall care will be similar.

I made some cuttings of my Star "Jasmine" (**) and so far they have not died. In the past, I have had no luck, If they do take, in the Spring I could send you one for postage.

** Like Stephanotis, Star Jasmine is not a true jasmine either but a member of the Trachelospermum genus. True Jasmines are in the genus Jasminum
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