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How To Dress Up A Deck With Plants For $20

  • July 11, 2019
  • By Sabine
How To Dress Up A Deck With Plants For $20

One of the most affordable ways to give your outdoor space a welcoming feel on a budget is with plants.  And you don’t have to go over-the-top with expensive flower baskets.  One way to get affordable plants is to visit Lowe’s home improvement store. Mine always has racks of reduced plants for as low as $ 0.25.

By shopping at Lowe’s, I was able to add plants to my deck for around $20. Let me show you what I found.

Sometimes, Lowe’s has to clear an area for new delivery. This was the case with these large ferns, which I purchased for $5 each.


I snagged these tropical hibiscus plants for only $1 each. Nothing was wrong with them.

hibiscus plant

I bought three and they’re doing really well in Tennessee’s hot weather.

plants from Lowe's
deck plants
The Blue Daze (next to the fern) was also $ 0.25 each and I bought two.

Last but not least, the pretty purple plants.

plants for the deck
These were also $ 0.25 per container.

All my pots, containers and stands are old and some are diy projects from leftover wood.

deck plants
My DIY American flag.

Although it’s been very hot here since the middle of May, we’ve been enjoying our deck (mostly in the evening). We barbecue, roast marshmallows, or just sit, read or talk.

Chairs are from Bargain Hunt ($12 each), umbrella from Aldi.

Of course, our furry family members enjoy the deck too.


If you’re looking for greenery, check out Lowe’s clearance section. Most of my plants including indoor plants are from that section. All are thriving and looking beautiful.

Four years ago, I bought a “sad looking” small palm tree at Lowe’s. The employee was ready to toss it in the trash so I asked if I could have it. They sold it to me for $1. That tree is now over five feet tall, healthy and beautiful. With a little TLC the “sad looking ” plants can turn into the best show of your home and deck. I feel like I rescued it from the Lowe’s “plants shelter” haha. This helps me save money and the plants do not go in the trash.

One more thing, Lowe’s also has incredible discounts on torn soil or mulch bags. They simply re-bag them and sell them for $ 0.50 a bag. What a great idea and deal.


Have you found any great and cheap plants on the Lowe’s clearance rack?

By Sabine, July 11, 2019
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Mom in Music City is a lifestyle blog, written by Sabine Schmidt, celebrating a simple and practical approach to home improvement, decor, beauty, food, parenting, and much more.

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