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Cost of Plants and Shrubs this year

Posted by belle_michele zone4Minnesota (My Page) on
Wed, May 29, 13 at 14:35

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.

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RE: Cost of Plants and Shrubs this year

Yes, it seems that plant and seed prices are much higher this year all across the country.

I see, in another post, that you like Burnt Ridge nursery. I checked out there site and they do have very good pricing. Did you like the size, quality, and packing of what you have ordered from them? Looks like they have a very good assortment.

RE: Cost of Plants and Shrubs this year

I lost a lot of perennials this year too. And right now my budget is extremely tight, I used to buy lots of annuals for my planters, and didn't think twice about picking up perennials to fill empty spots. This year is very challenging!

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