Julie finally got smart after years of denial. Julie bought 12 Dollar Store Solar Lights, for yep, you guessed it, $12.00 dollars. Julie is happy now. Be like Julie. Here’s the scoop…
About 10 years ago I (I am Julie) spent a small fortune on expensive solar lights for our garden. After about 3 years of use, they began to look faded, cracked, old. I brought them in like little babies every Fall and kept them warm and cozy in our garage, but still…they looked horrible after only 3 years! After about 5 years I gave up, and left them out during the Winter because I just lost all hope for them. I was in pure denial. They still worked, but looked like something out of a horror flick. Okay, maybe that’s not the best way to describe worn out solar lights, but honestly they looked bad. Luckily, I sold them to a really energetic lady at our garage sale who said she was going to spray paint them. I wished her luck and took the cash as quickly as possible 😆
So here we are in my garden today. I took the plunge and bought a whopping $12.00’s worth of dollar store solar lights and scattered them in our front garden beds. I knew immediately that this was a wise decision. Here’s why:
First, just look at how cute they are…
Second, I can buy as many as I want of these babies and scatter them all over the place without spending my daughter’s college funds.
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Third, when they begin to fade…I can just buy replacements and I still won’t need to tap into my daughter’s college funds. Heck, I can buy fresh one’s ever single year for the rest of my life and I still will have spent less than I would on those expensive ones you see.
Fourth, and here’s the best reason…
they work just as good as expensive ones. BOOM.
Before I go, I also wanted to tell you that we planted those Hydrangea bushes Mother’s Day weekend and they are doing fabulous. I found the bushes at Home Depot, but I saw some at Costco last night. All you have to do is dig a hole, and plop them in some rich soil. I also watered them with a little bit of this starting solution so they wouldn’t go into shock. It worked great.
You may have also noticed that our Hostas are thriving. They require part shade and a lot of water. We also happen to have a lot of deer, so I spray my Hostas weekly with this deer repellant. It also keeps rabbits away.
If you’re wondering what the purple hanging plant is, it’s called Lobelia and it’s my all time favorite pick for hanging pots. It requires part shade and watering regularly.
Lastly today, I thought I had a gladiola popping up out of our garden, but it is an iris. This is the first year it has bloomed!
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