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  • There are many places to look for gardening bargains outside of traditional nurseries. Garden clubs, botanical centers, arboretums and plant societies often hold plant and flower sales. Cities often...
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  • Although the bulk of gardeners head to the nurseries in Spring to start planting, better bargains can often be found in Summer and Fall when nurseries need to get rid of their excess stock. Some...
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  • It might be tempting to purchase plants that are already big and beautiful, but starting smaller is a wise gardening investment. Small plants can be a third of the price of larger plants. And, they...
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  • Essential gardening items like gloves, tools, watering cans and even seeds can often be found at the local dollar store. You can save 50-75% or more versus traditional gardening stores. Search LOZO...
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  • Tubes from toilet tissue, wrapping paper or paper towels can be used as biodegradable seedling pots. For the more adventurous, newspaper can also be turned into little origami seedling pots, without the use of staples or glue. They are much cheaper than buying pots at a nursery, and biodegradable too. Search LOZO for more "raid the cabinet" [...]
  • When doing lawn maintenance, leave the lawn clippings where they fall, instead of bagging them and throwing them away. The clippings will fertilize the soil, not to mention saving money on fertilizer, and all that time bagging up lawn cuttings. If you mow frequently, the clippings are short anyway, and will work their way back in to the soil [...]
  • With these simple money-savings tips, you'll never pay full price for an online purchase again!
  • MSN Real Estate's slideshow of 16 plants that thrive well in low-water situations, helping you save on your water bill while enjoying a beautiful garden
  • Although the bulk of gardeners head to the nurseries in Spring to start planting, better bargains can often be found in Summer and Fall when nurseries need to get rid of their excess stock. Some plants can be found in the off-season for a tenth of their normal retail price.

    To help them live (and thrive) until Spring arrives, you can [...]