Lowes is clearing out for Christmas trees. Things are going fast. There are plants on sale unadvertised and you have to ask. Six packs of violas 50 cents, flowering quince 75 per cent off and I asked about a small hellebore and got it for $6.
Ozark Nursery has top soil and mulch as usual. There are some new concrete items. I am tempted by a compact winterberry ilex something with brilliant red berries except my sun is not near the house. Margaret Roach who lives in the east and has a long winter keeps talking about winter plants where you can see them from the window inside. This plant is very hardy so could probably go in a pot for a while.
I picked all my biggest green tomatoes Friday evening after the weather on TV some of them in the dark. I read the other day 40 degrees damages green tomatoes. I am about sick of tomatoes everywhere; I give them to senior citizens and like doing it. I think if I planted fewer tomatoes I might take better care of my ornamentals.