Rose Gardening Is Expensive! What Are Some Ways Of Saving Money?
I am trying to use my money more wisely these days. I have learned to value a dollar much more than I used to. So I was figuring out how much I spent on my rose garden this year and I was surprised by how much it has cost me. I want to create a gardening budget, but between ordering roses, buying dirt, compost, time-release fertilizer, Miracle-Grow food supplement, fish fertilizer, fancy pots, garden decor, high water bills(in CA), etc., etc., etc., how do I do this?
How do you stay within your own-budget for gardening? What are some of the ways you save on what you spend? What vendors for all things pertaining to roses and the garden have the best deals?
One way I have learned to save is to do research on a rose before I buy it so I don't have to shovel prune. It's like throwing away money to have to get rid of a rose that did not work out. The cost of mail orders and shipping is no joke.