No one loves a good sale more than I do. I spent several hours this past weekend looking for plants on line.
Then I went to the store to buy a plant pot and noticed right next to all the Easter decorations were Memorial Day and 4th of July decorations. 🇺🇸 Really? 4th of July is three months from now.
I fussed about it to my husband on the way home. 4th of July starts in April, Christmas decorations are out in August, and then I picked up the mail. In it was a ‘fall sale‘ catalog from a bulb company. Yes, I know they market to people in other growing zones, but for heaven’s sake, I’m still shoveling snow off 4’ piles to get it to melt on the driveway.
Could they cut me a break and take my zip code out of their mailing until the snow is at least all gone? And, if they can still make money when they reduce the price 75%, why don’t they do us all a favor and price their products appropriately to begin with? I don’t think any of us really believe they are losing money just to give us a bargain.
It’s just too much anymore. Holidays start months before they occur, and some of us are so disgusted by the time they get here, we just want them to be over.
I guess the whole purpose is to wear us down as consumers so we think we really need to buy fall bulbs the second week in April.
I’m not buying fall bulbs in April. Besides the obvious reasons, how in the world would I remember where I put them when I’m looking for them in October?
Now, I’m going outside on this unseasonably warm, sunny April day to shovel more snow off the snow banks so it can melt faster. Then I’ll fertilize my blueberries and pick up several loads of downed sticks and branches. After that is done, I’m going to bring out my patio furniture and grill, sit down, and think about container plantings and grilled burgers.
I am going to enjoy Monday, April 10th, 2017. Hope you do the same. 😎