Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Garden Centres are Like Crack

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I am sure I am not the only one who salivates over herbs and flowers, lusts after lawn ornaments and feel like Budget Smudget when you set foot in Home Depot or Canadian Tire (for us Canucks).  Greenhouses and nurseries?  Don't get me started.

I have tried to restrain myself this year, using only a gift certificate the kids got me for Christmas for flowers and seeds.  I have enough pots but yesterday I nearly fell to temptation when purchasing birdseed over a very pretty pot of ornamental ivy.  I was also drooling over the birdbaths.

How am I going to get around this?  The ornamental ivy, well, I just need to get over it.  The birdbath will go on my Garage Sale wishlist.  I have a few other items I am looking out for this year like a new set of white dishes for my Mom and possibly some white twinkle lights in the backyard.  Yes, I could go out and buy these things but there is no fun in that, only money out of pocket. Waiting to find exactly the right item at a garage sale is way more fun for me.

What is on your Garage Sale wishlist?


10 comments:

  1. Busted! I went to the seed store today...they had a lovely hummingbird bell for the front door...it came home with me..but it was only $13...and that is my defence ,your honour.
    Jane x

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    1. A hummingbird feeder is also on the wish list although I may inherit one as Mom seems to have several. Cheers!

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  2. I would be waiting a long time to find anything good around here at a yard sale, they are so junky! Lucky you, if you can find what you want!

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    1. I hope to find them, may not but people are very much into their backyards and gardens here so in all likelihood I will come across something. In the mean time hubby put out a dish of water near their feeder to see if they actually will use it.

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  3. I am hoping to find some large sort of ornamental metal or iron or something like that. Can't find that stuff at a garden store anyway!

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    1. Exactly! Garage sale o junk here you come!

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  4. I never was much of a garage sale person, but I sure loved the garden stores. San Diego had some really nice ones, but pricey. Every so often I'd treat myself to a new orchid plant or something else that was special. What a treat! :)

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    1. I love orchids and have been eyeing those up too!

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  5. You DO make me laugh!! :) I can identify with you so well - you're not the only one who goes crazy in hardware stores and garden centres! I asked my daughter to get me another gorgeous cobalt blue flower pot like she gave me last year so that i can put one on each step leading up to our front door and she just gave it to me :) :) It's filled with hot pink, purple and white petunias as well as some tall grassy looking stuff in the middle. It's identical to but twice the size of the one she gave me last year.

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    1. The kids bought me a gift card lasts Christmas to Canadian tire for the purpose of fulfilling the need for bird and plant stuff - almost spent now though. The pots sound very pretty - cobalt blue is one of my favorite colors!

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