Bargins at the Big Box Store
My home thermostat broke last night and the AC wouldn't work. So while out researching a new one, I ventured over to the C&S area and found, what is for me, some real bargains. They may not be so for some of you but here in Michigan you have grab what you can! The Crassula was $4.00 in a 6" pot and the Aloe was $10.00. I had seen a posting here a week or more ago of the Jade and really wanted one but around here... Not in my lifetime! So some impulse buying and now let's hope I don't knock it off! I have always loved the shape of this Aloe but found most vendors charge big $$$$ for small plants. This one was in a 9" pot filled with only peat moss. It never fails to amaze me how large commercial growers tend to over-pot plants (IMHO) for the size effect and sell them for big bucks; I have a feeling this one was mislabeled. I have since re-potted it into a 6" pot with much more grit in hopes that it doesn't die on me. Of course any comments as to the culture of the Aloe are more than welcome.