Monday, June 28, 2010

Rescued Plants and Weedwackers

Hi y'all. It doesn't get any thriftier (is that a word?) than this. Everything I am showcasing today was free! It's not often that I find free stuff. Guess this was my lucky week.

First off, I was shopping in the garden section of Home Depot and saw a pile of plants. An employee kept bringing sad looking plants to this section. She said she was the plant distributor and was pulling these plants from the shelves because they were in too bad of a shape to sell. I asked her if she was going to compost them and she said no, they were headed for the trash. As a plant lover, I couldn't let that happen so I asked her if I could take some home with me and she said yes. I picked out the ones that I thought needed the least amount of TLC (mostly red geraniums and begonias) and got as many as could fit in the back of my car.

Free plants in my car...


After unloading them onto my patio....


And now, a few pics of them planted...









That wasn't all I got free. Actually I have to give my husband credit for this free find. On our morning walk, he spotted two weed wackers that were being thrown out. The former owner of these weedwalkers had even put post it notes on them describing what was wrong with them. My hubby felt like he could fix them (he is truly a Mr. Fix-It and can fix almost anything) so he picked them up and they are now in my carport. I had to laugh as he was carrying them home over his shoulder because he is always rolling his eyes if I spot something in the trash that I want. Hmmm....wonder if I can create something decorative with these weedwackers if he can't get them running???



So that is it for my free finds this week. See y'all next time!

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3 comments:

miss corner cape said...

holy moly, those are some great free finds! those plants don't look like they are on their last leg at all. good for you, i am super jealous.

Teri said...

Yay for the plants you were at the right place at the right time! I can't believe they were going to toss them! Looks like they've got a good home now. =)

T.Bird said...

FREE???? How lucky can a girl get! :) They are pretty! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a sweet comment!