Thursday, July 26, 2007

Charity and Cheap Plants

After reading what David over at Leave Me Alone, I'm Digging said about the website freetreesandplants, I checked them out and decided to place an order and see what happens.

I had been planning to buy some bee balm ever since it was recommended by Tina back when I asked for suggestions on must have plants.

The way this company prices their plants is simple, which I love! 7.95 per unit, no matter what you buy. You need a tree that they have, 7.95! Looking for a shrub, 7.95! My bee balm came in what they called "2 units" for 7.95. Now these plants were tiny and I'm sure I could have found bigger ones at a big box store earlier in the season, but I've been watching for this stuff for a few weeks and it seems to be all sold at the places I've been sale shopping. Plus, it was just as big as the tiny lavender that I ordered at one popular online nursery and I paid15 bucks for 3 tiny plants.

I ordered on Friday night and received the plants on Tuesday. That's acceptable and way way faster than any other online plant order I've placed. The plants came packaged in a plastic container and the roots were in a little dirt which was wrapped in plastic. It seemed very appropriate. The plants certainly didn't look like they were thriving but I didn't expect them too since they say they "find unsold plants" and sell them. But, if they live and my 7.95 helped "earn a disabled person a paycheck" like my little thank you email said, then its all GOOD.

That's it, there in the middle of the picture. It's tiny. Grow little Bee Balm, GROW!

3 comments:

  1. Whoa, I wish I'd known I would have sent you a truckload of bee balm. No worries, next year that tiny plant will be a bushy paradise by june.

    I love my bee balm, but I do have to pull it out by the handfulls when it encroaches on the daylilies.

    What kind of bee balm is it anyway?

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  2. What a great tip, and what a wonderful service those folks have! Thanks a million for posting this. I'm still scratching my head about what to do at the side of my house that's all in shade all the time. Hostas... hmmm... I get pets from the Humane Society (unless they just walk up and say "I'm your new cat"), and this feels like getting plants the same way! GREAT tip, thanks again.

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  3. wrenna, 'Cambridge Scarlet'is the variety. Thanks for stopping by

    marion - im sure they have something at freetreesandplants.com for your shady area. I'm pleased with them. Good luck and thanks for stopping by.

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