Please select the most correct answer:
What should you do now that it is after Labor Day?
a) Stop wearing white shoes and carrying a white purse.
b) Finally plant those annual flowers that you purchased in May.
c) Go to the big box store and discover that the garden center is now a gigantic Halloween store with Christmas decor on the shelves.
d) Buy spring flowering bulbs.
If you answered A, what are you doing here looking for fashion advice?
If you answered B, the Society of Procrastinating Gardeners would like to invite you to join their club, just as soon as they get around to organizing themselves and sending out their next batch of invitations.
If you answered C, you've just learned that big box stores don't really have garden centers. That's just an illusion of spring and early summer. They have "seasonal centers" and think that the gardening season is over now that it is past Labor Day. Get thee to a real garden center where real gardeners shop!
If you answered D, you are correct! It is time to buy spring flowering bulbs, before the good ones are all sold out.
I just placed my first order this past weekend for some "minor" bulbs, some species tulips, and a species iris. Shortly after I hit "send" on that order, I thought of more bulbs I want to get, so there will be a second order.
Before you buy your bulbs, check out my suggestions on Examiner.com for some different early spring flowering "minor" bulbs to buy, to get you out of your Crocus rut.
Then you can sleep better, too, knowing you will get the spring flowering bulbs you want, not what is left over at the store after Halloween.