For all the procrastinators who ignored my advice to order spring flowering bulbs way back in July, I’m sure the mail-order companies still have many, many bulbs for sale, if you are still planning to order some.
Or maybe you’ll always procrastinate about ordering bulbs online? Maybe it just isn’t the way you like to shop. Maybe you like to see the bulbs before you buy them. Maybe, maybe, maybe…
Well, good news! If my sampling of two garden centers is any indication, the garden centers have actual spring flowering bulbs for sale right now. “Now”, which is admittedly a concept many procrastinators don’t understand, you can overcome your procrastination with a little impulse buying, because you can actually pick out the bulbs you want. You can hold them in your hand. You can pick out the best one! You can buy them and take them home with no delay before your temptation to wait kicks in.
At one garden center, they had the bulbs in bulk with little white bags to put them in. That sealed the deal for me. I bought some Allium ‘Purple Sensation’ just for old time’s sake because I remember shopping for bulbs that way with my Dad. We’d fill up bags with all kinds of tulips and crocuses and write on the outside what each one was. As I recall, he was more partial to the fancier tulips like the fringe and parrot varieties, and I just liked them all. But I digress…
So to all who have been procrastinating about buying bulbs, wondering if you should or shouldn’t get them, who to order them from if you do decide to get them, and if you’d even get them planted if you had them, get thee to a garden center and just buy some.
You can worry “later”, a timeframe most procrastinators embrace, about if you’ll actually get them planted. And when the time comes to plant, we all promise to remind you… Hortense Hoelove, Dr. Horfreud, and me. Even Thorn Goblinfly will pitch in!
In the interest of full disclosure, after I bought my little bag of Allium bulbs, the very helpful employee said I should watch for the bulbs to be half-price later in the season. I hesitate to tell some of you thrifty procrastinators this because it will give you an excuse to “wait”, a favorite activity of procrastinators, and limit your impulse purchases
But once the bulbs are half price, there should be no more excuses.