Wednesday, January 15, 2014

QFC Grocery Basket 1/15

You are probably wondering what on earth the above picture is.  These little rosettes are the beginnings of the Autumn Joy sedum and they seem to be a little early this year.  I probably say that every year but this year I really mean it.

I didn't get my flower beds put to bed for the winter this year due to my blown-out hip.  It was all I could do to get the veggie beds taken care of before I went under the knife.  And quite frankly, I haven't been up for serious gardening...until today.  I originally planned to just clean up the sedums but one thing led to another and I was out there for over an hour...and nothing hurt!!  The only reason I came inside was because my nose was running like crazy and my sleeves were used up.

This is a shot of the primroses (from QFC) that were in the pot on the front porch from last year.  After they quit blooming and started looking pretty rough I dug a hole in the flower bed and threw them in.  They were actually quite happy there and bloomed on and off.  Well, they are getting ready to bloom again...and QFC has them on sale 10 for $10 this week, so if you are dying for some color in your deck pots, pick some up because they don't get any cheaper.

Before I forget, I know that there are a lot of amaryllis bulbs out there that are almost through blooming and are getting ready for the compost heap.  I've had mixed luck with trying to rebloom them, mostly bad luck, actually.  Here is an idea that my sister, Miss SmartyPants, told me about and I called her to make sure that I had the details right.

Here is the deal.  She has a friend who trims up the old bulb after blooming and then buries it in the pot out on the deck and forgets about it.  She has several and they bloom every year out there!!  Who knew??  And she lives up on Langlois Mountain which is in the Oregon coast range so it's not like she is anywhere tropical.  I'm gonna give it a try because what have I got to lose??

Enough of that.  Let's look at the ad for this week.  Here are my suggestions:

Mission Tortillas $1/10ct
QFC Sour Cream - $1/16oz
Peet's Coffee - $6.99/12oz
S&W Beans/Tomatoes/Nalley Chili - $1/ea
Chobani Greek Yogurt - $1/6oz
Draper Valley Whole Chickens - $ .99/lb
Pork Shoulder Roast - $1.79/lb
Fresh Dover Sole - $5.99/lb
Angel Soft Bathroom Tissue - $1/4pk
Brawny Paper Towels - $1/roll
Barilla Pasta - $1/12oz
Mandarins - $3.99/3lb bag
Cucumbers/Green Peppers - $ .68/ea
Kale/Chard/Collards/Mustard Greens - $2/bunch
Mayan Sweet Onions - $ .99/lb
Organic Anjou Pears - $1.99/lb
Pacific Rose/Sonya Apples - $1.99/lb
Daffodils - $2.50/5stem bunch
Primroses - $1/ea

4-Day Sale (Thurs - Sun)

Franz Bread - $2/loaf
Florida's Natural Orange Juice - $2.50/59oz
Colgate Toothpaste - $1/4.6oz
Blueberries - $2.50/pint

1 comment:

  1. Back out in the garden!! MMP is on the mend! :-)

    I dug up all my old icky looking Primroses and tossed them in the compost. Next time I'll just move them to the back of the house. Good idea!