I went to Lowes today to pick up a few things for my yard, and I was distracted by the beautiful hanging baskets.
The smallest were $9.58 and the largest were over $20! These baskets are way out of my price range for something that will die at the end of the summer. I kept browsing and found 6-packs of petunias for $1.63. I bought two of them and reused an old hanging basket I had in the garage.
I planted the 12 plants in the basket, watered it, and here is the result! I saved at least $7, and I still have some pretty color to hang on my carport.
Another trick is to make a pretty planter to highlight everyday plants. My teacher assistant made this planter for me 5 years ago. This year, I decided to plant Gerber daisies, because they sometimes come back with our mild weather.
I love the end result!
What about you? What are your tricks for Inexpensively Gardening?