Thursday, August 1, 2019

The End is Nigh! Ugh.

 August first or as we say in Canada, "ahhh crap! It's the first of August, summer will soon be over, bleep "! I already noticed last night as I was driving home  along the river, the land is lower there and even though it was only 7:40 p.m. the sun was not able to shine there, it was already blocked by the hills to the west. Fall is coming, everyone look busy! For us in this area, September is completely unpredictable, it could be hot and humid like summer or cold with frost at night.

 I always have a "hurry up and get things done feeling" when August comes. Any outdoor painting etc, only has about four weeks left to be done. Anyway today is a beautiful sunny day, no humidity, gorgeous actually so I'm going to get my butt in gear.

 I know it's silly but I always feel sad for the garden plants and flowers that no one bought in the stores. I hate walking by and seeing them there, like a sad puppy, hoping that someone will give them a home. Especially for the ones abused by the people taking care of them that don't know or care about them, half dead, half dried out and a sick yellow/green colour. Sometimes I buy last minute plants on sale just to give them a happy home. It's too late now and I have enough this year. Sorry little tomato plants and flowers, you will never know love, you are headed for the garbage. :(... poor little girls. Seriously I'm way too empathetic!


Deedles said...

Seriously dude, you need to get LAID! KIDDING! I empathize with plants too. Only it's the other way around. I bring a healthy plant home and it dies soon after. At least the ones who don't commit suicide in the car first :) You've got such a good heart, Steven. You're going to make some gentleman a fine gardener one day.

Old Lurker said...

It's true! You are out of room. You only have 300 acres, you know.

Truth be told I feel the same way about extras at the garden I go to. I "rescued" (aka condemned) some spindly basil the other week because it is tough seeing basil go to waste.

Deedles: mission accomplished. Steven went out on a hot date last night, y'know.

Leanna said...

I have a room in the house that we set up in the winter as our little greenhouse. I have two racks where I start my seedlings for spring, like veggies and flowers and I bring in the potted plants from outside and keep them in the room. I have two grow lights that keep the plants happy. It isn't that expensive in electrical cost if you have a timer and the lights are energy savers to begin with. My whole setup costs me only $100.
But seriously dude, you need to get laid.

Mistress Maddie said...

Your not alone, I have thought the same thing of the un bought botanicals. Most store here, have a buy one get one, or have 60 70% off right after 4th of july, so they almost sell all there goods.

No worries for the weather here. We have at least two good months of summer, sun and hot temps. Fall never really sets in till October, and even then it's still comfortably warm.

Sixpence Notthewiser said...

August already! Damn. Where did summer go?
I love the long days of sun. When fall starts creeping in I always feel the need to squeeze in another day at the beach or that extra day to wear shorts.
Omg I also think about the poor plants left in the stores! I usually buy one or two of the succulents because they can take some neglect. I always bring my little plants in in October. I have been known to nurse annuals well into December or January when they just give up.


Sooo-this-is-me said...

Deedles, "a fine gardener" awww shucks Deedles you really know how to make a green thumb blush!

Don't worry about those plants you killed, I heard they were no good, low life scum, they had it coming! ;P

Sooo-this-is-me said...

Lurker, I don't want to start making more flower beds, less is more sometimes.
I sowed basil and it was a disaster, so I rescued some spindly plants as well, now they are a mini basil bush.

Sooo-this-is-me said...

Leanna, I used to hold plants over winter but I stopped doing that, with the exception of my grandmother's coleus, I try to keep that going.

Sooo-this-is-me said...

Maddie, I find every store wants to get into the gardening action now and there is an over production of plants. That's the other sad thing about August first, the stores take down their garden centers.

Sooo-this-is-me said...

Sixpence, yes August is here so get enjoying your summer fast! Lol
When I lived in the city, I had a garden on my balcony and could keep it going until November.

Richard said...

It seems like summer takes forever to get here but fall always comes quickly.

Sooo-this-is-me said...

Richard, I agree, it's like we finally make it to May and then boom... it's August. Lol