You may have read that we’re having a “blow-out” sale on a whole bunch of shrubs for “unbeatable prices” – 3-gallon plants for $12 or $15. Well, it’s one thing to read that and another thing to see how HUGE these plants are, especially the Blue Billow Hydrangeas, of which I bought 6 for my empty new garden. They’re the lacecap type that I love and they stay nice and compact – 4-5 feet by 4-5 feet – with no pruning. They prefer shade, even full shade, of which I have plenty. Their blooms are a lovely blue, and the leaves even have nice fall color. So, I grabbed a half-dozen of them to line the shady side of my new porch.
Here’s what else is just $15 for this 3-gallon size: Winter Gem Boxwood (reg. $39.99), Green Mountain Boxwood (reg. $39.99), Gulf Stream Nandina (reg. $34.99), Gold Mop Thread-Leaf Cypress (reg. $34.99), Blue Shadow Fothergilla (reg. $34.99), Invincibelle Spirit Hydrangea (reg. $39.99), Bombshell Hydrangea (reg. $29.99), Dappled Willow (reg. $29.99), Sango Kaku Japanese Maple (reg. $69.99), and Bloodgood Japanese Maple (reg. $59.99).
Notice, smart shoppers, that the regular prices are as much as 70 bucks each.
And these next shrubs are even cheaper, just $12 for 3-gallon-size plants: Variegated Aucuba (reg. $34.99), Rose Glow Barberry (reg. $29.99), Crimson Pygmy Barberry (reg. $29.99), Royal Burgundy Barberry (reg. $29.99), Compacta Japanese Holly (reg. $29.99),Helleri Japanese Holly (reg. $29.99), Sky Pencil Holly (reg. $34.99), Manhattan Euonymus (reg. $29.99), Henry’s Garnet Sweetspire (reg. $29.99), and Hetz Midget Arborvitae (reg. $29.99).
I’ve Been Shopping
To fill my new garden on a budget I also brought home: 3 Winter Gem Boxwoods, a Blue Shadow Fothergilla and 3 Invincible Spirit Hydrangeas. So now you know there are really no hydrangeas I can resist.
The sale runs through our Crape Myrtle Festival, which ends next Sunday, July 22.