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July 1, 2023 at 6:26 pm #84403Rachel
I love flower gardening, which can be costly, especially when buying plants like heirloom roses, rare varieties of flowering shrubs, unique bulbs, and specialty seeds.
HOWEVER, I never have to pay for fresh flowers. I can bring fresh bouquets as hostess gifts, birthday presents, cheer-up flowers, new neighbor welcomes, prom boutonnières and corsages, etc.
My daughter has even said she wants peonies from my garden for her wedding, when the need arises!
I also take photos of my flowers and frame them as gifts for long-distance friends and family.
I won’t claim my flower sharing as a true money saver, but it at least helps to offset the costs incurred for my love of flower gardening, and they bring heartfelt joy to the recipients! That is priceless!July 1, 2023 at 6:26 pm #84404Angel
I am finding that for me. Gardening is to expensive. Between building my raised beds. Filling them with soil, compost, Manure. Plants, fertilizer. I still need grow lights, heat mats to start seeds indoors.July 1, 2023 at 6:27 pm #84405Sarah
Gardening is frugal therapy.July 1, 2023 at 6:28 pm #84406Lovely
If peonies are cut closed, they can be refrigerated and will bloom when needed. Mine only bloom on the plant for a few days.July 1, 2023 at 6:28 pm #84407Jennifer
I do the same and feel like since it’s a hobby with a purpose and so much joy, it justifies spending some money on seeds. I also love growing extra starts to share with people! Gardening is just the best!July 1, 2023 at 6:28 pm #84408Jennifer
We bought a house not long ago with beautiful landscaping and flowers, so we don’t have a spend the initial money to get everything growing. I LOVE having fresh bouquets inside. It was a splurge occasionally before for me, because they brighten everything up and make me happy. Now that I can just cut from the outside it really keeps the house cheery.July 1, 2023 at 6:29 pm #84409Valerie
the true love of gardening doesn’t have a true dollar value especially when you do so many good deeds with them. I do flower gardening and vegetable gardening the love of it. plus I can the vegetables I grow(my parents always had a vegetable garden) and they canned. their needs were different than mine, they had ten kids but I wouldn’t have it any other way.July 1, 2023 at 6:29 pm #84410Cathleen
I’d love to see pics of your garden.