'Rescued' Petunias in an Old Nail Keg

tasymoJuly 1, 2010

One of my favorite places to get bargain flowers is Lowes Discount table, where the neglected flowers go... I got this pot of petunias there for $1.50. The were sad, drooping and in dire need of a good dead heading, but with a little bit of TLC, sprang back into action! The pot fit perfectly into my old nail keg, that needed something to help it hold it's shape. It's a win/win, I think!

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grandma_cindy(5)

Definitely a winner!

    Bookmark   July 1, 2010 at 1:16PM
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shadyswing(z5)

What a great way to add life to an old keg, Tasymo! Kudos to you for finding the beauty in the forlorn.

    Bookmark   July 1, 2010 at 1:51PM
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susiewantsroses(7b)

A GREEN THUMB IS IN THE HOUSE!!!!!! Beautiful...

    Bookmark   July 1, 2010 at 2:49PM
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excessfroufrou(7)

Lovely, the nail keg is great and the petunias are doing great. I too cruise by the Lowes plant clearance table pretty often. This week I got 4 pink "Knock-Out" roses for $4.00, regularly $22.00 each.
Frou

    Bookmark   July 1, 2010 at 3:36PM
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concretenprimroses(4B NH)

Very pretty. You really got those 'tunias going again.

I had to chuckle cuz the footings to our porches were poured concrete in nail kegs- back in the 1920s when the house was built. Several of them were tipping and when we had the porches jacked up and the footings replaced, I got a nail keg shaped piece of concrete for my garden.

Kathy

    Bookmark   July 1, 2010 at 4:00PM
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Marlene Kindred

Great rescue! Love the way petunias bounce back!

    Bookmark   July 1, 2010 at 8:54PM
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tasymo

I'm usually amazed by the stuff I find discounted. I think they put droopy flowers over there and water them really well, then, while nobody's looking, they get pretty again! I picked up a pot bound, but perfect Calidium, and two lovely big hanging pots of red petunias today!!

    Bookmark   July 1, 2010 at 9:00PM
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cait1

So sweet! Warms my chilly bones.

    Bookmark   July 2, 2010 at 3:30AM
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luna_llena_feliz

Great save and great plant and planter!

    Bookmark   July 2, 2010 at 3:38AM
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spedigrees z4VT

The petunia clearly loves its new home with you! I love that pretty fuchsia color. Very nice setting with the keg and the old chair next to it.

    Bookmark   July 2, 2010 at 9:39AM
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nonacook(8bFL)

Lowe's sometime has GREAT priceson their old plants.
One I got a whole RACK for $5.Haven't seen that kind of bargain again tho'.

    Bookmark   July 2, 2010 at 9:44AM
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tbledsaw(5)

Cute and so colorful!
I'm with you, I love Lowe's discounted flowers. They have peonies for $3 right now. Was waiting for payday before I bought them.

    Bookmark   July 2, 2010 at 11:17AM
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