A Favorite Quote

"If you look the right way you can see that the whole world is a garden." from The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Saving Money

Grocery shopping has become an unwelcome task. I just have so many other things to do that seem more important than grocery shopping. And everything is so expensive. But did you know that even while grocery shopping, one can't get away from gardening. What does grocery shopping have to do with gardening? You might be surprised to know that you can find lots of things that have to do with gardening while grocery shopping.

I don't always shop at the same grocery store every week. My choice this week was a very large supermarket with a portico around the outside. As I approached the store, I noticed a large display of plants under the portico. Just before entering, there was a display of potting soil. It seemed like a good deal, but I really didn't want to spend the money on more potting soil this week. Inside the store there were houseplants, plant food, and small pots. I wasn't really in need of any of those things at the moment. But on the way through the check out line, something caught my eye.

Magazines! There was a large assortment of magazines in this particular supermarket. I decided to count just how many "gardening" type magazines there were and I counted 10, yes, 10! That says something about the popularity of gardening. I read somewhere in one of my magazines that gardening is the most popular hobby in the U.S. It must be true. Listen to these titles: Landscape Solutions; Outdoor Rooms; Gardening Green for Less; Backyard Solutions; Deck, Pool, and Patio; Easy Care Landscaping; Organic Gardenging; Grit Special Issue: Preserve What You Grow; Fine Gardening; and Gardening and Deck Design. Oh yes, and one more, which I decided I HAD to have: Thrifty Gardener by Birds and Blooms. I just know this $10.99 magazine will save me lots of money!

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