aharriedmom(8B FL Sunset 28)May 15, 2013

I posted quite a bit last year, but then got busy with school. I'm out now for the summer, so have more time for gardening and playing.

My gardening addiction is just as strong, if not stronger, than ever. I shudder to think how much money I have spent this year on plants and all the things I decided my plants must have.

In addition to (and probably because of) my too-many spontaneous buys of regular price plants, I've also been scouring any clearance plants I can find, and also have had the good luck to be in the right place at the right time for probably 100 free plants. One trip netted me over 75 throwaway free plants (including several perennials), and the number was only limited because I could not figure out how to fit another plant into my car.

The biggest problem I have now is figuring out what to do with them all. I have potted up several into larger, though still small pots until I can figure out where to put them. And I keep randomly buying/collecting more... I often tell people that I think I need an intervention, but no one really seems to believe me.

My work area:

One of my favorite clearance plants:

Anyway, it's good to be back and have the time to spend with my addiction and fellow addicts!!

eta: I have to say that I LOVE that there is now an edit option!

This post was edited by aharriedmom on Wed, May 15, 13 at 8:52

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That's a beautiful little flower producer. What is it?

    Bookmark   May 15, 2013 at 9:41AM
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aharriedmom(8B FL Sunset 28)

Isn't it happy?

It's an Alstroemeria (common name: Princess Lily - Camilla).

I wish now that I'd also bought one of the other color (even though I can't remember if it was pink or lavender).

    Bookmark   May 15, 2013 at 9:47AM
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aharriedmom(8B FL Sunset 28)

I got home and found out that my new pink hibiscus (bought on clearance) is flowering. I only moved it into full sun a day or two ago, I'd left it in morning sun for about a week after I potted it up.

(it's visible in my first picture about 1/3 of the way over from the left, to the right of the red rake)

    Bookmark   May 15, 2013 at 4:02PM
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Wow, I usually hate alstroemeria, but yours is gorgeous!

    Bookmark   May 15, 2013 at 5:28PM
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aharriedmom(8B FL Sunset 28)

Thank you! Why do you normally hate them? Curious, because it was totally an impulse buy; I don't have any experience with them at all.

    Bookmark   May 15, 2013 at 5:33PM
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I just find them boring, usually, but yours has such a nice shape and floral display.

    Bookmark   May 15, 2013 at 6:18PM
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zzackey(8b GA)

Wow! How cool!!! Where did you get the free ones? I'm working at Lowe's for 13 weeks. I've bought alot of cool plants from the sale racks and the cheap ones are only 88-99 cents. My yard looks awesome!! Thank God! It makes me sooooo happy to look out my window and see so many flowers blooming!!

    Bookmark   May 15, 2013 at 9:04PM
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