Waste Not Want Not
I heard that so much growing up but you know what it is true!
We do fresh product pick up at grocery stores for the food pantry. ( this is where you get the produce adn deli that goes out of date that day ) Sometimes we get dead or nearly dead flowers under the produce department. Not wanting to waste anything ( yet unable to give these dead plants to food pantry customers) I save what I can. This past two weeks have been tulips. While the beautiful plant is dead the bulb is thriving and readying itself for the next season. I am saving each bulb for a beautiful bloom next year! I also save each of the pretty gold cords that is around the pretty paper on the pots. And yes I save the pots too. Sometimes I can save the paper. I have been known to pick up cast a way plants from curb side trash as well.
It all adds up!