As The Trowel Turns…
I was so excited on Sunday to read Fred Meyer had flats of annuals on sale this week for only $9.99 ($10.99 in Idaho).
I typically only buy annuals once a year… and for one reason only… to fill my window box. Otherwise… I prefer to stick to perennial flowers in my gardenscape. If you have flower pots to fill and your in the market for petunias, impatients, marigolds or lobellia… I suggest making the trip to Freddy’s this week to see what they have to offer.
The flats I picked up each had over 50 single plant starts in them…
A complete bargain if you ask me 🙂
Here’s what my pathetic window box looked like before I added 1 1/2 flats of flowers I picked up at Fred Meyer (plus 6 geraniums). As you can see… I haven’t done anything with it since last fall when I pulled out
all half of the dead flowers… Luckily the pansies keep coming back year after year so it wasn’t completely bare… but still… it was in pretty bad shape.
The best part about buying flats and planting your flowers this early in the season is that by around mid July or so… your flower pots/planters/window boxes will be oozing flowers all over the place… and at a fraction of the cost! Sounds pretty FAB if you ask me 🙂