Monday, June 8, 2009

The Dangers of Plastic Bags...

Now is the time for sale bulbs. Which is actually great timing given the wet, cold spring. Earlier planting may have just rotted, great year for procrastinators like me, less guilt. The bad part is plastic bags. With company I've waited over a week to plant them, and unfortunately the purple glads got moldy because I left them in the store's plastic bag in my trunk. So I asked for a paper bag my next trip - 50% off - but they don't even have them!!!

Big box stores are quite odd anymore. Wally's world is charging more for plants than the local nurseries - but so many people assume they are still cheaper (like they were 3 years ago) and they are still selling half-dead, mislabeled annuals (as perennials), and lillies that have already bloomed and have been dead headed (for full price).

I was going to buy more weed block fabric - to hold down the newspaper over the grass.. but think it might be cheaper at the smaller store - so going there instead. It's hot and humid today (weird Indiana weather) but tomorrow it's supposed to be 15 deg cooler! So I think bulb planting is the less strenuous activity for today.


Ellie Mae's Cottage said...

Hi Ann, Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I'd freak if I saw a snake in my garden. I'm so afraid of them even the harmless garner snakes. I guess I'm just a wimp when it comes to snakes. -Jackie

Ellie Mae's Cottage said...

Oopps... sorry I meant to leave my previous comment on your snake post. ... jeez I guess I'm not awake yet and need more coffee. Anyway, I've had that same problem with the bulbs in the plastic bags. I tried to remember to take them out as soon as I get them home but I don't always do and have ended up with mush. -Jackie