Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Bloomin' Tuesday: 06/16/09

Saturday hubby and I went to Lowe's on our way to see "Imagine That" at the movie theaters. (Its a small town so plant shopping is limited.) A lime green sweet potato vine was what I was after.

We were cutting it close to movie time so I was in a big hurry.

Straight in, straight out.

TILL the clerk said with a big smile, 'EVERYTHING is HALF price today!!!!'

This wasn't the 'death row' clearance rack I usually shop from, this was chock full of newly arrived, freshly watered plants!!! The race was on!!! I zipped up and down the isles. And found every thing I was looking for!!!!

For $16.20!!!!

Yellow and orange lantana

Yellow and pinks lantana

I was really surprised to see this purple tuber on the lime green sweet potato vine

Look at this pretty lilac color:)

This was the look I was going for:)
Purple leaf sweet potato, mini petunia, lime green sweet potato

I added a purple leaf sweet potato vine with my hibiscus'

I bought two 6 packs of Purslane (we call is rose moss). I do this every year. My mom has tons that come back from seed, BUT impatient me has to go and buy some. These are single flowered reds, oranges and yellows. I split them up and planted them everywhere. Very reliable.

Lucky Lantana-mounding, Lantana camara Lucky Patented, full sun, low water, bloom summer to fall, fast growth rate, 12-16" x 12-24"

Lucky White Lantana-trailing, 14" x 14"
Purslane, Portulaca oleracea, trailing annual, full sun, semi-moist, bloom summer to frost, 3-6" x 18-24"

Confetti Lantana, Lantana 'Moni', trailing, 2-3" x 6-8"

Confetti Spreading Lantana, Lantana x 'Moni' Confetti PP1478, mounding, 3'x 6'

Margarita Sweet Potato Vine, Ipomoea batatas 'Margarita', full sun, semi moist, med growth rate, 8-10" x 6-8'

Sweet Potato Vine, Ipomea sp., 8-12" x 36-48"

~Dinner and a movie?~
~Not for me,~
~PLANTS and a movie please~
Thanks hubby for the great date night:)

(tomorrow where I planted them, and the front yard 'tour')
Happy Bloomin' Tuesday!
I'm joining MsGreen "thumb" Jean for Bloomin'" Tuesday! Come join in or see others!


Susan said...

What a deal!!! My hubby just spent about $16 for 2 lantana!!!!

Unknown said...

It was a good thing you were pressed for time, no telling what you would have purchased! LOL Great plants here. I cut my potato vines and put them in a glass of water, in about 3 days they have rooted and I tuck them all around my gardens. This way the center of the potato vine get bushy.

Susan said...

I love bargains!

Unknown said...

My kind of date too:) That pink/yellow lantana looks great! But I love them all...I've never seen a tuber like that! Hope your plants do really well.

Sherrie said...

Beautiful Blooms! Congrats on half price sale, don't you just love those! Have a great day!!


i cant decide said...

Wow, you got an awesome deal!

Zaroga said...

Carla.. you got such pretty plants at a good price. I will make sure I come back for the tour.

Elena said...

Beautiful flowers at such a deal! I love sweet potato vines too. I have a dark purple one.

Jean said...

What a bargain! I said after today I was done but I really know better!lol! Jean

Suzanne said...

Lucky you! I love it when the plants start going on sale -- and we have more than 2/3 of the summer left!

Laurie and Chris said...

Sounds like a perfect date to me. :)

~~Rhonda said...

Great buys and a great date night! What fun!! ~~Rhonda :)

Aiyana said...

You got quite a haul! Your planned arrangement sounds lovely. I love the chartreuse color of Margarita Sweet Potato Vine. It really does well with so many diffent colors.

Grammy said...

Oh Carla , you are just like me. I love plant bargains. Great buy.

Rhonda said...

wowsa! what a deal!!!!!! You got some great stuff.

Ok, I wanna know how the movie was too!