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Is $5.00 a good deal on boxwoods?

Posted by laydeebug72 none (My Page) on
Sun, Apr 21, 13 at 22:21

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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RE: Is $5.00 a good deal on boxwoods?

It sounds like a great deal.


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RE: Is $5.00 a good deal on boxwoods?

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!


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RE: Is $5.00 a good deal on boxwoods?

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.


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RE: Is $5.00 a good deal on boxwoods?

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!


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RE: Is $5.00 a good deal on boxwoods?

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.


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RE: Is $5.00 a good deal on boxwoods?

  • Posted by botann z8 SEof Seattle (My Page) on
    Sat, May 4, 13 at 20:31

The pots are worth that.
Mike


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