Cost of Plants and Shrubs this year
Is it just me or has the cost of plants gone crazy this year?
Even what I used to call 'cheapo annuals' such as petunias, seed geraniums, etc. has gotten very pricey for my taste.
I realize the cost of everything has gone up but WOW!
Now granted I still see a lot of people pulling up a cart filled with well over a hundred dollars worth of high end annuals...but I have never been one of those people.
I always bought the 'cheapie' annuals to fill planters, etc., and 'invested' my money in perienniels and shrubs/bushes.
Even the price of common perienniels has gotten a little too rich for my blood-the prices having at least doubled and this includes the smaller, 'starter' plants too.
This goes for the 'big box' stores as well.
I lost quite a few plants and a couple of shrubs this winter and am working on replacing them but YIKES, even the smaller 'starter' plants and bushes have gotten spendy.