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.