Friday, November 12, 2010

Get It While You Can

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.


*Janis Joplin

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

I like the new header - autumn leaves are so amazing and it's an interesting perspective in the photo.

Anon-R.

Sissy said...

You got some good deals. I love bargains. That red mum is gorgeous.

What about giving us a tutorial on making a piece of pottery. Maybe Jack can be the photographer?
I think this would be educational and interesting to all us readers. Just a thought.

edifice rex said...

Hey R! thanks! the leaves this year are really pretty.

Hey Sissy! well, as a matter of fact, I have been telling Jack that I want to do a short video of me throwing and let him do the filming. I thought everybody might like that.

HermitJim said...

It sure is looking good around your house! The pictures are really pretty!

Lots of color to enjoy! Have a great day!

THE OLD GEEZER said...

I added myself to follow your blog. You are more than welcome to visit mine and become a follower if you want to.

God Bless You :-)

~Ron

edifice rex said...

Hey Jim! thanks man! btw, your CD's are on their way.

Hey Ron! thanks and glad to have ya! I will certainly check yours out!

Floridacracker said...

THAT would be a neat video.
Make it happen.

Your fall header is beautiful.

Pablo said...

I have maple envy.

edifice rex said...

Hey FC! thanks! I will make a point of doing that video!

Hey Pablo! good to hear from you! Ya'll don't have maples? Or are they already shed at your place?

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

I wish when I moved here 30 years ago, I had planted a small orchard or winter hardy fruit trees. There are variety of apples, pears and plums that can survive here. In particular I have always wanted to grow quince which is not a very common fruit. Good luck with your trees.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Thanks, Annie, for the info on the Lowe's tree sale. There's not one near us, but we will be near one later this week and will check out any selections. The fall colors are really getting beautiful here on the Va eastern shore too and I will post some of our colors soon. Your yard is really looking good!

edifice rex said...

Hey Philip! thanks! yeah,I'm surprised you don't have a bunch of fruit trees.
I do want to have a good size orchard of several types.

Hey Beatrice! thanks! yeah, maybe you can find some deals too.