All Things Gardening forum: What's in YOUR big box store? (Regional variability?)

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Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
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Gina1960
Mar 6, 2020 12:36 PM CST
Lantana isn't an annual here...most people consider it semi-invasive
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Name: Eric
Hawthorne, fl (Zone 9a)
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Mar 6, 2020 2:45 PM CST
Gina1960 said:Lantana isn't an annual here...most people consider it semi-invasive


They have a new hybrid called bloomify which is sterile.
Name: kathy
Michigan (Zone 4b)
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katesflowers
Mar 6, 2020 3:02 PM CST
Other delphinium, in many shades of purples, blue to white are quite hardy for our Michigan climate and come back year after year in my garden. I bought them by the flat, tiny plants, grown locally.
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Name: Lynda Horn
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
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gardenfish
Mar 6, 2020 4:54 PM CST
Beautiful, Kathy! Gina, I think I knew that lantana was invasive in Florida because either you (or someone else) had mentioned that in a thread in another forum. Fortunately it isn't invasive here, and the butterflies love it. We do have invasives; Japanese honeysuckle, Japanese/Chinese wisteria, privet, bradford pear, ivy. A lot of what is invasive here are plants from Asia.
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Name: Eric
Hawthorne, fl (Zone 9a)
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Mar 9, 2020 1:40 PM CST
Lowe's had all types of roses, hydrangeas, some hibiscus. They are ready for spring here. A plant called skittle lantana caught my eye. It's a lantana with miniature flowers and variegated leaves. We also bought six purple angelonia plants for a dollar each on clearance.
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Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
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Gina1960
Mar 9, 2020 2:58 PM CST
I got a Foxtail Palm and a Bottle Palm today at WALMART! CHEAP!
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Name: Lynda Horn
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
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gardenfish
Mar 9, 2020 4:04 PM CST
I know there are marigolds at Wal Mart because I saw them at work yesterday. I have a part time job stocking Red Baron pizzas on the weekend. I raise my own from seed, but if these are out, they will have other annuals and perennials. I'm going tomorrow to check it out.
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Name: Eric
Hawthorne, fl (Zone 9a)
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Mar 15, 2020 6:27 PM CST
Wal-Mart today still had some April night salvia. They had mostly common stuff this time. Nothing too interesting.
Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
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Gina1960
Mar 15, 2020 6:30 PM CST
I need some Jungle Growth potting mix so I am going to Lowes tomorrow to see whatz up
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Mar 15, 2020 6:45 PM CST
Lowes has started to get annuals and perennials in. Walmart just has pansies and had some bulbs on clearance. Nothing else though. Home Depot is pretty bare still.
Name: Bob
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NJBob
Mar 15, 2020 8:37 PM CST
Home Depot around here received Pansies and a couple of perennials this week
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gardenfish
Mar 16, 2020 2:35 AM CST
Just the usual here. I did notice Bonny racks set up. Some of the plants on them were freeze burned.
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Name: Eric
Hawthorne, fl (Zone 9a)
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Mar 18, 2020 4:16 PM CST
Lowes had a bunch of hydrangeas. Saw white and purple lantana. My dad locked the cosmos they had. Alot of stuff from last time i was there.
Name: Lynda Horn
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gardenfish
Mar 19, 2020 1:35 AM CST
Ok, it's supposed to quit raining next week, plus warmer weather ahead. I guess a trip to Lowe's is in the works for the weekend. I'm really itchy right now, I haven't been able to work outside for ten days!
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Name: kathy
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katesflowers
Mar 19, 2020 5:00 AM CST
I haven't been away from home in 10 days. Wondering if my local mom & pop nurseries will still open and offer my favorites later this Spring. I sure hope so.
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Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
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Gina1960
Mar 19, 2020 5:40 AM CST
I blew through the local independent yesterday on my way to pick up some takeout Indian food...I really am trying my best to just stay home, only go out for food and supplies but I could;t resist...I wanted a Buddliea (sp.? Butterfly Bush) for my butterfly garden and they had one color, purple, but gosh they were a whopping $19 in a 3 gallon! CRAZY expensive. I remember when that plant was $10 max. So I passed it by
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Name: Lynda Horn
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gardenfish
Mar 19, 2020 7:54 AM CST
I have noticed the steep price increase in all the plants I've looked at this year. Other folks have commented about this on other threads. Do the retailers think that we're made of money? The way things are going they are lucky to be selling any of them.Heck, they are lucky to be able to stay open!
I know the prices were set before all this started, but it might be to their best interests to sell them at reduced prices rather than to risk not selling them at all.
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Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
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Gina1960
Mar 19, 2020 8:22 AM CST
I agree. I am a long time friend of one of the ladies who works at this particular nursery. She told me that they get their plants through a plant broker who tacks on a 40% fee, so its more expensive for them to buy them. That is why they no longer get anything 'cool'. If they can;t move it, they lose $$
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NJBob
Mar 19, 2020 6:49 PM CST
At HD packaged Roses came in but further shrub orders have been cancelled for now.
Name: Lynda Horn
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gardenfish
Mar 20, 2020 1:25 AM CST
Lowe's had all kinds of plants when I went yesterday and it was jam packed with people. I have very specific plants on my plant list for 2020 and I didn't see any of these. I resisted buying anything until I came to a huge rack of succulents, my new plant love/obsession. I found a darling one that is a cross between a sedum and a Echeveria. It's called sedeveria. The cultivar is sediveria"Letizia." It has the Echeveria rosette shape, a bright lime green with red tips., and it has two flower stalks coming out either side of the rosette, plus a baby coming up from the base. Has anyone heard of these crosses? I'm wondering if it would be an outside perennial here, tag doesn't say. Most of the sedums are.
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