I love Fall plant sales!

This is the time of season where you have to hit the clearance areas at the nurseries for plants! The majority of my plants has come from this yearly discount season!

I found this Joe Pye weed this weekend. (Eupatorium purpureum var. maculatum ‘Gateway’).

It had obviously been cut back hard at some point as it was only three feet tall but had come back nicely!

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Not bad for $5.00.

I didn’t realize they were fragrant until it had been in the car. It has a slightly sweet and light fragrance. This variety is Gateway. It is a clumping perennial which reaches 4 to 5 feet tall. It’s a great late summer and fall bloomer and forms a strong clump.

Blue Mist flower will be blooming soon, too. It was recently renamed a eupatorium. It was formerly known a Conoclinium coelestinum. It’s also known as perennial ageratum.

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It is a much smaller plant. It reaches about two feet tall with blue flowers in the fall. It can spread aggressively in moist soil but it requires basically no care! Its a common past-a-long plant in the South.

Another favorite pass-along plant is annual poinsettia.

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I remember my grandmother collected seeds from relatives on Ocracoke Island in the 70s and I have taken them everywhere!

The problem is….. I need more land to garden! Does anyone have the winning numbers for the lottery?

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15 responses to “I love Fall plant sales!

  1. winning numbers from the lottery – I think there is a queue there Arthur, and shame on you for making me suddenly aware, that its august, the end of summer and winter is coming. I was hanging on to the long summer days :(! lovely plants by the way, it is one of the fascinating things about wordpress that you get to see plants that you don’t know because someone has just bought them. Lovely random way to learn I feel!

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  2. You found a real bargain. Joe Pye will attract migrating hummers and butterflies. I have wild ageratum that planted itself in my garden and is a great fall bloomer for the migrations.

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  3. I am a recovering “plantaholic”…lol…I stay away since my yard is stuffed to the brim….everyonce in awhile I do get out and take a peek:-) Everyone tells me I need more land, but all we have is what we have….and I always seem to find another place to stuff a plant:-) robbie

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  4. I love them too. That Gateway for $5 is a great buy! I went to the nursery three times this weekend and every time I think about the money I spent I get a headache now.

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  5. I absolutely dig end of season garden sales! I also end up buying a lot more than I need when the plants are cheaper. One day, I’ll learn to strike a balance.

    Maybe a vertical planting option like a living wall might work for space. If you have the right kind of roof, you can put some planters up there too.

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  6. That’s a nice looking plant for $5.00. I have one in the back yard that is now taller than I am. It must be the compost.

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  7. I’m a big end-of-season shopper, too. I bought 5 Autumn Joy sedum for $1 a piece last week. Yay! Your Joe Pye was a great deal. 🙂

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