I check the clearance section no matter where I shop. The grocery store, department stores, even home improvement stores where they have an outdoor plant section. I have been able to score tons of great deals by looking through the clearance sections. My best scores are usually at the grocery store but don’t be afraid to check the clearance section when shopping for plants.
I found this plant several years ago at Home Depot. If you look they usually have a big cart with assorted plants and it has a big clearance sign on it. A lot of them look pretty sad but they are still alive. Most just need water and some TLC. I paid $3.50 for this one, the regular price was $5.99.
Fast forward a couple of years and here is this plant and it’s thriving. It’s not even in full bloom yet. When fall comes around I just cut it down and it stays dormant for the winter. In the spring it starts to grow again. It’s beautiful and the bees love it.
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This little guy was another clearance plant I found at Home Depot for $2.99. He was looking pathetic on the clearance rack but he just needed to planted in some dirt and watered. He’s a perennial so he comes back every year. I only look for perennials when I’m shopping in the clearance section. No sense buying annuals when they will be dead in a month or 2.
This is why I say check the clearance section when shopping for plants. Actually, I say check the clearance section no matter where you are. I have found some amazing scores on food and clothing, you name it. You should not feel any shame looking through the clearance section. I think it actually helps the planet, if nobody buys whatever it is then it ends up in the garbage and then a landfill somewhere. So I’m doing my part for the planet and saving money at the same time, it’s a win-win.
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