We have a long empty flower bed that would cost me a fortune to fill with store bought plants. I have a lot of echinacea and black eyed susans that need divided and fall is a great time to divide certain perennials. If you divide in the fall, you should do it 6-8 weeks before the first frost or the new plant’s might not survive the winter.
I figured I saved at least $30 by dividing my echinacea. If I use an average price of $5.00 for a container of echinacea (and that might be conservative) and I was able to create 6 new plants by dividing 2 plants. I will save even more in the spring when I divide the ornamental grass.
This post is linked to Tightwad Tuesdays at Being Frugal and Frugal Friday at Life As Mom.