Post Easter Markdown - Hyacinths and Easter Lillies

PIcked up some Hyacinths and Easter Lillies today.... Wal Mart kept the prices high for a few days after Easter, but finally lowered them somewhat...
Hyacinths - 3.00 per pot 3, sometimes 4 bulbs per pot - pre Easter price 6.00
Easter Lilly - 3.00 per pot one plant per pot.... pre Easter price 6.00.
Tulips 3.00 per pot one plant per pot... pre Easter price 6.00
The store still had a fair sized selection... blooms were fading, but still there so the hyacinth color was evident. That will help when laying out the garden design prior to planting.
Prices might drop further as blooms die off OR Wal Mart might just dump them in the dumpster... who knows.
Home Depot was selling nearly dead plants for 1.99. Guess they can't afford a dumpster.
Peter
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
If the same type of plant is not in bloom in your area (don't know where you are) the plants in the stores are forced into bloom for the holiday season. That means they are weaker than flowers planted at the normal time in your area (in the NE US - thats in the fall for the items mentioned)
Being forced, you may or may not get blooms next growing season - and if you get them, they probably will be smaller and weaker than any bulbs planted fresh in the fall.
Depending on your plans for your garden and your desire for good flower coverage - those inexpensive plants might not be worth the cost.
JonquilJan
Learn something new every day As long as you are learning, you are living When you stop learning, you start dying
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

That's useful to know information... at least I won't spend a lot of time in negativity if the plants fail to bloom next year....
it's worth a try, sometimes just to learn from the experience.....!!
Thanks for your advice !!
Peter
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.