Wednesday, July 8, 2009

So Soon?

An end of season sale already? That's a bit of a shock to the system (not to mention a reality check....I'm still in springtime weeding mode...that's when I vow to get to that weedy patch first thing tomorrow!) The timing of this first sale seems especially early mainly because summer has yet to begin in earnest this year. I had to spark the fireplace last night it was so cold! And I don't even think of leaving the house without a sweater or umbrella. On the upside, the plants don't seem to mind and I don't miss the oppressive, smog-enhancing, do-nothing-but-sleep-in-your-basement heat we sometimes experience.

The "end of season" sign is a reminder of the reality of our short-lived summer. It also provides an energy jolt. Just as the birds and my little sprout are enjoying the last of the serviceberries, just as the bloodroot is fading, just as the Canada anemone is setting seed, just as the astilbe are hitting their stride, here's a chance to start planning next year's garden. And at half the price no less. I'd better get busy.

4 comments:

Country Gardener said...

Yes, indeed, summer is too fleeting. With all the cold and rain we've had so far, it seems like it has hardly begun.

Connie said...

I feel like I have lost a whole spring and half the summer because of my illness. But it always seems to go by too quickly.
Hope you find some wonderful deals on some cool plants.

Gardenista said...

Oh my! I can't believe this is happening already. Summer is going by so fast for me too. I have bare spots in the garden and need to fill them with new perennials. I'd better act fast or think about doing it next summer. I hope you're getting enough gardening done despite the weather!

Nutty Gnome said...

Ooh dear, that's enough to put a bit of a damper on a good summery mood!

Mind you, we've had something similar here - the schools don't break up for another two weeks, but I've already seen the 'back to school' offers in the shops!!!