My Five Dollar Flower Bed

Discussion in 'Gardening' started by theoldchick, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Courtesy of Dollar General. Home of cheap stuff! A two dollar box of marigold seed, and a three dollar bag of black dirt.



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    From the other $5.00 flower bed

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    And a rose from a three dollar bush purchased from Lowes. I don't usually mess with roses but the Don Juan bush fell into my basket as I was passing by the discount shelf. It was basically a twig in a plastic bag.


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  2. TNChickfamily

    TNChickfamily New Egg

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    Beautiful flowers and butterflies. LOVE seeing them. Now, can anyone contact Mother Nature and ask for spring to come soon (now would be good for me). I want to put some veggies out and try this new gardening thing. LOL
     
  3. gramakoko

    gramakoko Out Of The Brooder

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    beeeeautiful!!!!
     
  4. CluckyCharms

    CluckyCharms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nature is just stunning - and wonderful photography work as well. I particularly like the one with the bee. =)
     
  5. spicehens

    spicehens New Egg

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    lovely. I buy my plants from a supermarket (I'm in England) and paid less than $2 for most of them, they are small but grow quite fast and were lovely this year despite the weather. However my poor chooks have suffered from a very muddy coop, any suggestions what I can put down? I could do chipped bark, wood shavings, would this work? They would soon work it into the mud so I would not be able to gather it up and replace.
     
  6. Mattemma

    Mattemma Overrun With Chickens

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    Turned out nice.And now you will have seed FOREVER.

    A few times I was able to snag plants from the LOWES garbage bin.They survived and thrived.
     
  7. Baymule

    Baymule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your flower garden is just beautiful. I scatter marigolds in my vegetable beds for color and to attract bees. I love marigolds. Yours are gorgeous!
     
  8. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Thanks! Can't really grow anything else.
     

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