Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Screamin' Deals

They were having a sale.

I'm not nearly as psychotic as you might think. Been waitin' with baited breath for this sale. One gallon perennials, marked down to $2.00, all because most of them quit blooming. They're not dead. They're quite healthy. They're just tired of the cramped living conditions inside these black nursery pots.

My screamin' deal perennials will be planted into this long, ugly space
which used to be the ditch in front of my house.

And, soon will become a polka dot garden filled with bright, chaotic color.

I've got a big yard because I had big plans. Though I'll confess, over the last couple of years those big plans have become tiresome, overwhelming, and in spite of me doing all the backbreaking labor, too expensive. And, then there is the psychological aspect of doing this in Park City, Utah ~ a problematic little paradise.

Love it here. But so do lots of rich people. Most of whom have gardeners. When my next door neighbor's team of 5 gardeners show up and weed all day long one thought runs through my mind...

Would it kill you to buy an iPod?

They blast a boom box, with horrible music, that ruins my concentration. I suspect, though I have no proof, that lame loud music also impedes my flowers from flowering.

Oh, did you think I was jealous of his gardeners? Okay, maybe sometimes. But, I do sincerely believe: If you want something done right, you gotta do it yourself.*


Birthday wishes go out to my Phalaenopsis Moth Orchid, who has now flowered for 6 long, lovely months. Though I've started taking all sorts of liberties with her care so she will no doubt die by the 4th of July.

* "If you want something done right, do it yourself" only applies to gardening. If you want to clean my house or cook me dinner, have at it!


KC said...

I'd rather do the gardening. If you get any takers on the cooking and cleaning please hook me up :)

Christie said...

I live in SLC, on a limited budget. This is my dream come true. Please tell me where you bought these!



(PS - you may remember sending me hollyhock seeds last fall. Many of them have sprouted in my garden and I have some lovely little plants!! Thanks again)

Kate said...

KC -- Will do. Oh, and you can come up and garden at my joint, if you'd like to. I'll tell my snooty neighbor you're the hired help! :D

Kate said...

Hi, Christie! I do remember you. Thanks for stopping by....

As far as discounts -- Drive up the hill. :)) Both Homer Depot and Wally World bring in their perennials too early for Park City planting. And, then they discount them right about the time we're ready to buy. :))

I am so happy to hear your hollyhocks are growing. Send me a note this fall. I'll have some other types of flower seeds for you.

happy gardening...