Is $5.00 a good deal on boxwoods?

laydeebug72April 21, 2013

We have a local private nursery that's going out of business. I don't know much about gardening but we are trying to add greenery to our yard which has none. The 5 gallon boxwoods are $5 so are the shrubs with the prickly leaves and red berries, hydrangeas and more is this a good deal? We are thinking of buying some to fill in the yard.

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ilovemytrees(5b/6a Western, NY)

It sounds like a great deal.

    Bookmark   April 22, 2013 at 4:47AM
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butterfly4u

Laydeebug,
I hope you ran over there and bought a lot of those shrubs.
I would have filled the car with things.
The price of shrubs today is terrible!
You will pay 5.00 just or a real tiny shrub in a small little
pot.
5 gallons!
Great deal!

    Bookmark   April 23, 2013 at 10:52PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

Definitely a steal on Hydrangeas.

Do you like prickly leaves? I don't want those things in my yard, all leaves are used for mulch, wouldn't accept one for free, holly I assume.

Sometimes leftover plants are diseased. Inviting problems into your yard is not a bargain, so don't get anything unhealthy looking just because it's cheap.

    Bookmark   April 24, 2013 at 12:04PM
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helenov(5)

Sounds like a great deal! Just make sure they look healthy. Be aware that boxwoods grow sloooooowly, so if they're small now, they'll take a long time to get big. I'd buy a bunch!

    Bookmark   April 25, 2013 at 12:30AM
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mzdee(6b)

So, how did you do????
I bought almost all of my plants on clearance from local nurseries and the big box stores. Last year I got 5 gallon roses for 5 dollars each. They settled in over the winter and are now fully leafed out. You don't have to pay a lot to get really good stuff. If you see a bargain (that doesn't include dried out spindly looking stuff) go for it. You'll be glad you did in a year or 2.

    Bookmark   May 3, 2013 at 6:43PM
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botann(z8 SEof Seattle)

The pots are worth that.
Mike

    Bookmark   May 4, 2013 at 8:31PM
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