I visited Hy Vee's center this morning and they're preparing to sell everything.
So there are these poor little plants sitting there with greatly reduced prices - the exciting part. Some of them are a bit straggly but others look pretty fresh considering how long they've waited for someone to take them home.
Of course, let's not even talk about the tomatoes - we all know they'll end up on someone's compost heap - I have to stay completely away from them or I'd end up adopting all with no place to put them.
It reminds me of those last days before Christmas and the leftover teddy bears or the days before Easter with leftover bunnies. It's always been so hard to pass them by - their little eyes begging someone to please take them home.
Well - that's the way the plants looked this morning. I managed to rescue some allysum - they'll be okay if I just clip the tops - for 50cents apiece and a straggly white bleeding heart for $1. And sweet potato vines for $1
The exciting part: I got the sweetest small hosta called Blue Mouse Ears - it looked healthy and adorable. Watch for pictures coming up.
Its already in the garden. I also got another yellow variegated hosta called Paul's Yellow.
And a flourishing Green bell Pepper to replace some of the ones set back by my friends.
So it was a profitable morning with great values and the rescuing of at least some very happy plants.