It's been a frugal sort of day!
Out on my morning walk this morning, I filled six envelopes with seeds from a dwarf rudbeckia, nicotiana, 3 kinds of cosmos, and a lovely variety of castor bean.
Cutting thru the park on the way home I passed the recycling dumpsters. And there was a stack of maybe 20-25 2- and 5-gallon black plastic pots, and an enormous black plastic half barrel. I came back with the car and picked them all up except the barrel, and I may go back for that if it's still there.
Picked up several crazy daisies and penstemons in gallon pots at Lowes for $1 each. Then scored some primroses, a corkscrew rush, and several annuals loaded with seeds 4/$1 and my neighborhood place.
Then -- find of finds! -- walking back from the grocery store I found 4 10' lengths of 1/2" copper pipes stacked with construction debris behind someone's carriage house. I almost felt bad about that one, since I can't imagine anyone would throw out copper pipe, but there they were. And now they're mine.
And will make such a fabulous trellis for my front yard!!
And best of all, all this finding and planning prevented me from doing the laundry, the vacuuming or any of the mundane indoor tasks I hate!