We never go to auctions. I'm not sure I've really ever been to one. UNTIL Saturday.
I noticed that a nearby garden center was having an auction of of trees, bushes, perennials, etc. I mentioned it to hubby on Friday night, so he went over there to check it out. After a while I started getting texts about what he was getting, like 12 elvira grapevines for $2 or something like that. One text said I should bring the checkbook in about an hour. So I got ready and went to join him. Well a few hours later we had all this.
For less than $200 we got hundreds and hundreds of dollars worth of vegetation. There were people there who bought a whole lot more than we did. It was pretty amazing to watch. Everyone was having a great time, that's for sure.
We brought home dogwoods, foxglove, ajuga (my dad may appreciate that), holly, coneflower, bee balm, a couple evergreen type trees and a few perennials that I don't remember what they're called. Trees that would normally sell for over $100 went for around $20. What a great way to get plants! I heard one lady say that for a dollar if it grows it grows, if not so be it.
Now the hard part begins, we have to find places for all of it and get it all in the ground. I was informed that I'd be helping with that. :) I should add that since my first writing of this post we have planted the foxgloves, coneflowers and some false daisies. We also looked over the yard and decided where to put the dogwoods, the taller trees and the ajuga. Thinking through the rest.
Oh and as I was going through the cards they gave us for each auction item we won, I discovered one that didn't look familiar. So I went back to the garden center to see if they still had it. Sure enough we now have NINE more bushes! But they were originally $24 each and we got NINE of them for $18 so it was worth checking.