Ya'll know I don't care much for the Big Box stores but I do shop at Lowe's at times and the one near me is having a clearance sale on a lot of their trees and such and I thought some of you might be interested. I was kinda shocked to see they had all their fruit trees marked 50% off, so I snapped up 2 plum trees and another apple. Now, of course, I'm sure it depends on the store in your area. Many of them might not even have plants but I thought if this one did, maybe some in your area might. These are healthy, 3 gal. trees, over 6 feet tall and I got them for $9.95 each. I thought it was a good deal. When I planted them I was happy to see that they were not root bound also, so these trees appear in good health and will not be stunted.
I also got 3 perennial flowers (the yellow ones, upper right) for $2.00 each and 6" mums for $.25. Yes, twenty-five cents each. Now, yes, these look kinda ragged and the flowers are faded but I plant them and mulch them good for the winter and next year they come up fine. The red one in the front is one I got on special last year. It grew well over the summer and bloomed like crazy this fall. Now, I know you can't eat mums and a lot of people prefer to focus on food-producing crops right now but I think we all need some pretty things to look at too.
The rest of this is just a few more gratuitous fall foliage shots. Some of the maples around here are so beautiful this year. This is one right off from the deck and I can't wait until it's bigger.
I'm still throwing and trying to be productive around here and hopefully I will have more to show ya'll lately. It seems like I have 20 million projects going on and just need to finish one! Well, time to get going. Hope the weather is as great for you all as it is here.