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current boxstores offering.

Posted by Kerstin_Linnea Z5, chicago (My Page) on
Mon, Mar 14, 05 at 21:50

Hi,
I was wondering if anybody's been in to home depot, menards, lowes etc in and around chicago,
I am located in albany prk and would also be interested in what's going on in skokie.

Has the lillies been stocked yet? what about houseplants?
I am always on the look out for good sturdy ponytail palm, (Beacurnea recurvata)orchidcactuses, especially the easter cactuses That should be on it's way...
Spotted any helelboruses yet?
KLK


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RE: current boxstores offering.

Kerstin; I myself stay away in the spring time from the box stores, I go instead to a Nursery in Grant Park,illinois usually with my sister, her friends and my 80 year old mom - she is the one who has thought me her methods of gardening . We obtain spring plants like Pansies, Violas, Dianthus by April 1st. I obtain them in Flats of 48, Quality #1 + price reasonable, later in the season May 1, it's another turn for some geraniums, marigolds, vegetables, perrenials, shrubs maybe.Fall time for sale on perrenials, shrubs, trees , and other goodies. Thus I found mine magical nursery without going to a box store. I hate the way the box stores maintain their shipments of plants. Yet in the "magical" nursery that I go to, I can see the whole works , from little itty-bitty seedlings to flowering stages. It's a masterpiece in the far southern suburbs. Woldhuis Farms.


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Hi thadeusz!
Yes I ordinarily get my stuff from more reputable source's, mainly, actually now, exclusively from mail order.
I was wondering more from a 'scavenger' perspective, I can't help looking for cheap finds, the boxstores are perfect for that, only if you are not looking for a special cultivar that is,

I found one of my absolute favorite houseplant at homedepot, one single plant of philodendron 'brasil' was left.
make a google and you'll see something spectacular.-sorry, I do not know how to post pic's..
I can't even begin to describe this plant when the sun starts filtering in through the window.
O wow.
I paid 2.99 for it and it was in a large 8 inch pot...
a real good deal.
I don't get to go so often and thought it was a good idea to ask what's going on, with the season kicking in and all.
It seems like no one is interested though...?

klk


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Nurseries are nice, but there is nothing better than getting plants for 90% off at the end of the season at HD. Yea, they are knockin on deaths door when you get them, but a little trimming and care brings them back quickly.

In MI they dont have a whole lot yet. Another week till we see more selection.


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Yah!
I agree to that misoilm, have you seen anything fun yet?
klk


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Kerstin;

$9.90 a flat of 48

Picked-up today Sorbet SUNNY ROYALE- viola cornuta
Sorbet COCONUT SWIRL - viola cornuta
Viola Skippy YELLLOW F1 HYBRID
Skippy PUrple Bright FACE- viola cornuta

Atlas Purple Smile - Pansy
ATlas YELLOW - Pansy
Atlas Purple - Pansy
Atlas Yellow /w blotch-Pansy

Floral Lace Purple -Dianthus
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3- Super Trouper Dark Violet Pot Carnations at $2.00 per pot
1 Sagina subulata- Scotch Moss at $3.99

1- gallon pot of Dianthus gratianopolitanus 'Spotty' at $5.99

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the Violas, Pansies and Dianthus will go into my garden as soon as the ground is workable.maybe next week, or week after.


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Hello thadeuzs,
-would you know what the viola which is deep purple with a thin yellow/cream rim, ?
It is quite possibly a perennial,fragrant and a selfseeder at that.
10 bucks for 48 plants is decent.


Are you planting the swedish colors? ;-).. LOL..
(drk blue/yellow)
klk


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Last week at WM I picked up a couple of huge ee's with several eyes for 2.99 each as well as a bag of 12 or 15 mixed cannas for 5.00. I started the cannas inside this weekend and they looked very healthy (compared to what I have gotten at box stores in the past).

Cheryl


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Kerstin; that Viola Sorbet Sunny Royale is the closest to the Swedish Flag colors that I have a flat of 48 plants.

http://davesgarden.com/pf/showimage/14279/

yes I like the contrast of yellow vs Purple or Blue in Pansies, Violas ,and Dianthus-

Today some of those are in the ground , thus I am trying to beat the last of winter, Lol.

tadeusz.


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