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The Home Depot in my area has some of their plants on sale. I picked up seven good sized lavender plants for just over twenty bucks this weekend. They came in 2.57 qt. (2.44 L) pots, at $2.98 for each pot. They had some other plants as well, not just the lavender. I thought I'd pass the word on, so others can find some plants they may need, for cheap, and so the plants themselves don't languish and eventually get thrown out, or whatever it is Home Depot does with the unclaimed ones.

I have now filled in the area between my rose bushes along one of the rows in my garden. It's behind the thyme, so it should look lovely when everything fills in next year. I'm so happy. It smells sooo good. I picked up Munstead, Hicote, Provence, and some Unnamed Lavender. I'll see how each type does over the winter. I'm in Zone 4, so I'm going to cover them really well this fall, to help them make it through the winter. I have some other lavender that has done okay, though it's much smaller than the plants I picked up today. I usually cover them with leaves in the fall, and so far they've survived.

I love lavender, and there's just so many different things you can do with it, and I thought you'd all appreciate the heads up about the clearance sale.


EDIT: Someone just informed me that this is not a company-wide sale, which is unfortunate. Apparently the Home Depot by them does not mark their plants down. So you might want to call ahead before driving out to check with your Home Depot about whether or not their plants are on clearance. Sorry to get anyone's hopes up. >.<

EDIT EDIT: I also have done some googling on the various different lavenders I picked up, and apparently the Provence lavender does not overwinter in zone 4. So I'll either bring it in this fall, or I'll mulch it and cover it with burlap and mulch it some more, and simply wait and see if it survives. The others I'll simply mulch well, as I'm fairly confident they're hardy enough to make it through our winters here.


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Aug. 5th, 2008 03:35 am (UTC)
Our Home Depot rarely marks their plants down...
Aug. 5th, 2008 03:56 am (UTC)
Oh. I had assumed it would be a company wide thing. That's too bad. :(
Aug. 5th, 2008 04:10 am (UTC)
The quality, variety, and quantity of plants at Home Depot varies a great deal The one closest to me here in Maryland take horrible care of its stock, and a professional landscaper tipped me off to go there Tuesday night after that weeks delivery if I was going to buy from them.
Aug. 6th, 2008 01:57 am (UTC)
Oh dear, that's unfortunate. It always makes me so sad to see plants withering at these big chain stores.
Aug. 5th, 2008 08:02 pm (UTC)
Keep watching them, and Lowes.
Depending on your area, of course. Late end of summer is when the best deals occur.
Since we are within an hours drive of the "real" money down on the beaches, where landscapers make tons of money changing out color schemes every two months around multi-billion dollar beach-front communities, the big-box hardware stores have huuuge garden shops, and know they can't sell anything a)root bound and tired, or b) at the end of it's bloom life.
I have filled my gardens with .50 pots full of Asiatic Lilies, 1.00 buckets full of ground orchids, various colored azaleas, and other bargins. It's like Christmas the following year...where you get to be surprised at the colors that bloom out from your prizes.
Aug. 6th, 2008 01:58 am (UTC)
Ha ha, yeah, that does sound like Christmas! I'm not familiar with Lowes, though there is one within driving distance (sort of). I'll have to check their plants out sometime when we happen to be by.
Aug. 7th, 2008 12:12 am (UTC)
Lowe's near me is excellent, and at least this year had an excellent variety of veggies, flowers and shrubs in various sizes and price ranges.
Aug. 6th, 2008 04:17 am (UTC)
I sure do wish I could find lavender plants on clearance like that. Perhaps you could trade your non-hardy lavender for one that would be hardy in your area. Please post pictures of them blooming next year.

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