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Plant sales bonanza

April 30th, 2018 at 03:59 am

Yesterday I hit the $200 mark for selling perennials from the yard, 3 days' time. Every time I had a customer leave with plants, I went out to dig more up, putting them in my own temporary containers and storing them in a shaded area of my driveway.

Here's what I'm selling:


Lady's mantle


Leaf detail...note the interesting scalloped foliage which collects rainwater so prettily.


Lungwort, now in bloom.


Goat's beard, sometimes confused with astilbe


Blue sedum groundcover

And people are STILL coming this week. I have one woman traveling 40 minutes to meet me tonight and she said she'd take "everything you've got." Which means probably most of the rest of my lady's mantle and 1 large sedum, plus a 48-star flag I posted ages ago.

So hopefully she'll make it. Her purchases tonight will push me close to $300 in sales! Nice. But now these sales have given me incentive to find other little plants to divide or dig up to sell. This is just too easy.

I've been paying $70 a month for landline phone and Internet with Frontier for over a year, but recently noticed an online deal with AllConnect and Frontier for $40 or $50 a month, depending on what Internet speed you want.

So I'm going to call later this week to see if I can take advantage of it, as that would be a big savings. I'll call Frontier first to see what Internet speed I have now; curiously, this is one detail they don't bother to list on my bill, which I find annoying and strange.

So last week I checked the Health Dept website daily to see if my tick tested positive for Lyme, and while they got up to tick #30 by Friday, I should know about mine (Tick #31) today.

However, I've been having ongoing dull headaches since probably Friday night (the only symptom I've ever had in the past when I had Lyme), and I rarely get headaches. I decided not to wait anymore and ran out to Walgreens to fill the prescription last night and started the antibiotics, reluctantly.

After off and on rain all weekend and a chilly day today, we're looking at temps in the 70s and 80s all week!

5 Responses to “Plant sales bonanza”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Fantastic! I have a dream of doing something similar (selling plants, maybe honey) as side income in retirement. Your plants are beautiful.

    Sorry about the headaches and possibly symptom of lyme.

  2. PatientSaver Says:

    CCF, I told my dad we should go in business together...he could grow the plants and i would sell them. He was amazed I was selling them so easily.

    This is really a one-off kind of thing, just selling plants that would otherwise be destroyed when the new patio is done, but it wouldn't be too hard to more systematically grow easy-to-grow perennials that could be sold. There is a woman in a nearby town from whom I've bought more sun-loving perennials good for butterflies, and hers are so cheap ($2.50 each) that I'd want to make sure what i offered was different, becus if we competed on price alone, she would win. But in her backyard she has these long tables set up for all the plants she sells. I imagine she turns a nice profit.

  3. Laura Says:

    Beautiful plants! I am glad you are making a little money selling them.

  4. Rose. Says:

    Your plants are beautiful!

    My sister has Lyme's Disease. It has taken years of care and non traditional treatment for her to feel close to normal. I hope you feel better and the tick is not positive for Lyme's.

  5. rob62521 Says:

    That is absolutely amazing! Your plants look so healthy and I bet your customers are pleased as punch with them. Bravo!

    Sorry about the headaches. Hope you feel better.

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