Places to Find Economical Landscape Plants, Vegetables, Perennials

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[Columbine – Aquilegia – plant purchased at a college plant sale for $4.00 ]

While waiting in line for coffee this morning, I chatted with a woman lamenting about how she got a great deal on her new house, but badly needed to fix-up the front and back yard at minimal cost. I told her that a great place to purchase inexpensive, yet healthy landscaping plants is at local universities and community colleges that have horticultural courses.  They usually have plant sales during each semester or quarter and they always have great prices.  You will find natives, perennials, shrubs, trees, sometimes vegetables, and sometimes unusual plants.  Compared to retail nurseries and big box stores, you will save up to 50% off for 1-gallon and 5-gallon potted plants.  When redoing a landscape–that’s significant savings. Also, not only are you saving a lot of money, your purchases usually help the students raise funds for their horticulture program.  Try checking-out local arboretums and public gardens too– some fund-raise with seasonal plant sales.

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