Okay I have garden fever with hopes of help to dig my beds this week and if I can get as much done as I'd like, that's a lot of plants so I am looking for deals (especially since I haven't exactly priced out a load of soil and gravel yet).
In Calgary I tried my favourite garden centre and noticed their prices seem to have gone up a lot. Shrubs now around $44 each, Hostas $25, annuals $3/6pack. Of course my fav Costco has been okay and I've purchased some bulb packs of Hosta, fern, astilbe, elephant ears, and a couple of other good shade things but they will take forever to come up this year I bet. tonight I also picked up a flowering plum tree (purple leaves!), some golden elders, dogwoods, ninebarks, clematis, and a few annuals. NO contest on prices with the shrubs between $12 - $18, the tree was $29, the annuals $10/36 pack (and their Hostas were just as big as the other place and $10).
Anyway, the Costco I went to tells me that is it, no more shipments and the garden centre will close on Friday. NO sale they knew of but my fingers are crossed as I would love some of those hostas and more shrubs and such if they would mark them down. I still need hardy roses but they didn't have any.
they had some nice sized junipers for $13 but I was feeling under the money crunch with what I had so I'm hoping you guys have suggestions of places where you have seen good prices. Other years I've managed to fluke out and hit good sales at Rona or Zellers or Super Store but I can't even remember when that was (late or early summer).
So, any tips or hints of where or when I should look for some deals in plants that already have their heads up and will fill some space?