Tuesday, September 9, 2008

In My Mind



Alright, I know I haven't posted in a while... I have been so busy! I know think this post I am going to break away from the Saving Seeds Series, and just do something different! So hold onto your pant, it is going to be a bumpy ride!
I don't know about where you live, but for me, this is the time of year where all of the local nurseries are having their fall plant sale! Yeah, I am so plant happy. I know it may seem like now the whole world is at peace with itself, but this is not true. You see I told my self that this year would be different, that this year I would not go on a shopping spree and buy every little thing that is out there. Let us enter my head, no matter how scary this will be, as I travel my local nursery!
"Look at all of these beautiful plants, I could just buy each and every one of them! But remember Zach, you just came to look. I wonder if I should grab a shopping cart? I guess I would look pretty odd if I was walking around the nursery without one; yeah, I guess I will grab one, I just won't buy anything! Oh, what a unique purple grass looking plant, it is just so nice looking...I think it needs a home. So in the shopping cart goes that purple grass looking thingy! But of course I will stop here and just go onto the check out place...Wow look at those red Cardinal Flowers, they are so gorgeous, just what I could use for that spot near the side of the house; you know give it a little color, (Justification!) I think I will pick one or two up for safe keeping, and I'll just put it back before I will check out!
As I look off in the distance to see if anyone had seen my spur of the moment shopping, there in the corner was the most beautiful looking lavender I had ever seen! I think I will just go over there and look at it. After all, I don't have to buy it! Look at those deep purple flowers, it would go perfect right next to my coreopsis, and the lavender I have now is not nearly as colorful as these! I think I might have to pick up a couple of these!
As I turned around to put the lavender plants into my cart... my jaw hit the ground! Someone must have come up behind me, while I was looking at lavender plants, and put a ton of plants in my cart! Oh well, there is no way I will be able to put them all back were they belong, so I will just have to buy them. Besides, I am not buying allot!"

~THE END~

15 comments:

Cosmo said...

Hi, Zach! I found your blog because you and I both commented on Sue's--and wow--I can't believe how informative it is. I have trouble with seeds, so your postings are going to be really helpful. Anyway, I look forward to following your postings. One thing--are you comfortable saying what part of the country you garden in? Or at least what USDA zone and under what conditions (clay, sand, humid, dry)? It just helps us get a sense of whether your plants will work where we are (I'm in Virginia--lots of clay, hot and humid in the summer). Nice to meet you.

DP Nguyen said...

Hi Zach, what great plants you have there. Fall is a great time for nursery sales here too. Where are you from?

Dan said...

Garden centers can certainly be very tempting at times, especially when things are on sale. My yard is to the point that I have to take things out in order to put new things in.

Anonymous said...

Hi Zach, have your site saved to my favorites and had to see if you had added anything new and as usual enjoyed your blog. Love your sense of humor and will keep checking back. Robin

Dan said...

Zack - Every 15th of each month is garden bloggers bloom day. It was started by a lady named Carol from May Dreams Garden. You post photos of whats in bloom, then comment on her page so everyone can check them out. I missed august one so here is a link to the one I did in July, the page has all the link to her page.

perennialgardener said...

Great post Zach. I love your tale of how you ended up with so many plants in the cart, lol. I do that too. In fact, I think most gardeners have a tendency to buy plants at the spur of the moment. Now when I go I try to picture in my head where I will put them and it helps quite a bit. Thanks for visiting my blog today. I will be adding you to my blogroll to see what new adventures you take us on. :)

Anonymous said...

I always enjoy reading your blog. It is informative and humorous at the same time.

Tim said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog, Zach. I'll try to post the upside down tomato pictures in the next few days! Come visit us again...

Yeah, check out Iguana Juice! Our neighbors are buying it by the truckload! :-)

Tim

PS--Love your blog!

The Organic Gardener said...

Sorry all for not getting back to you. We had power go out for 3 whole days! So I did miss 15th blogger blooms :(. Oh well, there is always next month.

As for the lobelia, it is planted on the east side of the house. I hear some where that it likes there, and I will be sure to keep it feet moist!

~Zach

Anonymous said...

Hey, I'm a friend of your brother's, and followed his gmail comment to here. I looked through all your pictures and I have to say, they all are very beautiful. I'm also impressed how professional they look, and how well done they are.

PCjunky said...

I have had a lot of Justification tripz lol. Great blog!

Northern Shade said...

One of the better nurseries in my area has a 50% off sale on every one of their plants, trees and shrubs now. I was amazed that they had many of the plants I have been looking for in good condition still and at a good deal. Needless to say, I will now be digging out the lawn a little more to enlarge some beds.

tina said...

Going to nurseries can for sure be a dangerous thing-way too much beauty there.

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