Saturday, March 28, 2015
Free at Walmart
On Friday night I needed something from Walmart so I made a quick trip. While there I wandered into the Garden Center. Well, it was the indoor part, not the outer two sections. The guy there told me there was to be a Grand Opening on Saturday morning. Some plants were going to be half-price.
While I was very much interested, I knew I had no money to spend Saturday morning, Plus, even if I had money it would have been difficult to find a handicap parking space or an electric cart. Around noon on Saturday, , I realized I needed milk when I prepared to scramble eggs. I drink milk when I eat scrambled eggs.
Before I left I hung out a line of clothes, part of what I washed last night at the Laundromat. I am trying not to use the dryer and electricity. When I came home, they were dry but I hurt too much to hang more. My line is short!
After the milk was in my cart, I went to the outdoor Garden Center. It is under cover but has chain link for walls in most of the area. It was sooo cold, so I went back into the store and met the same guy going out there, the guy who told me about the sale. As it turns out, all the chairs, bistro sets, and other furniture was half price. I don't need any outdoor furniture since I have plenty of furniture gotten for free or at yard sales.
He did show me that there were free bulbs. They were giving away one gladiola bulb in a three-inch peat pot. There is no potting soil in the peat pot. But, I will just plant the gladiola bulb in the ground. I have always wanted gladiola, but they are expensive. They were two for $9.98, so I got a $4.50 bulb and a pot and a cup of Coke for free. I wanted a cookie, but apparently they did not feel it necessary to give away a cookie.
There were free tomato plants, but I was too late. They gave them all away. Pooh!
Then, after purchasing milk that had been out of the cooler for an hour in my electric cart, I decided to go to Lowe's where I had things I needed to check out. I brought the milk home about 5 p.m. and left it on the porch while I went to let the hens out again. (I was afraid a dog would come and hurt them.) I could not bring up the steps all the stuff I had in my hands. Just now, around 7:40 pm, I finally went out to shut the chickens in their pen and brought the milk in. Hopefully, it is so cold out that it will not spoil soon.
Maybe you can be at your WM when they have a Grand Opening at the Garden Center.
Does your Walmart have a Garden Center? Have you checked about the Grand Opening? Any hints or tricks pr warnings for growing a gladiola?