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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

There Will Still Be Time To Buy Seeds After All The Holiday Festivities


I saw the first seed display of the season a week and a half ago at a big hardware store, the one that starts with "L". It was sandwiched in between some sorry looking poinsettias and those cardboard boxes full of Christmas wrapping paper.

My first instinct was to buy some seeds, of course, but then I remembered that we hadn't even celebrated Christmas yet. So I started a little chant in my head.

"There will still be time to buy seeds after all the holiday festivities." 

Three more seed catalogs showed up in the mail yesterday. My first instinct was to skip the holidays and begin reading those seed catalogs. Then I remembered that I have Christmas gifts to wrap and I repeated my little chant.

"There will still be time to buy seeds after all the holiday festivities."

In fact, there will be plenty of time after the holiday festivities to buy seeds, to read through the catalogs, to dream about the garden. After all, today  is just now the first full day of winter. I won't be planting peas until March 17th. And I haven't made my big seed catalog announcement yet!

"There will still be time to buy seeds after all the holiday festivities."

Repeat after me, as you arrange those seed catalogs in a nice little stack next to your favorite chair for reading later...

"There will still be time to buy seeds after all the holiday festivities."

Repeat after me, as you wrap gifts, finish all the cooking, clean the house up for company, and shovel snow (where nececessary)...

"There will still be time to buy seeds after all the holiday festivities."

And repeat it one more time, just for good measure...

"There will still be time to buy seeds after all the holiday festivities."

Once more for the truly seed addicted gardeners out there...

"There will still be time to buy seeds after all the holiday festivities."

14 comments:

Cindy McMorris Tournier said...

But what if all the good ones are gone? Especially since everyone else got their Baker Creek catalog before you did ... I'm just sayin' ...

Dee/reddirtramblings said...

Yes, I think we've still got a bit of time. Hang in there.~~Dee

Commonweeder said...

I am also chanting with you. Even though I suggested in my newspaper column for The Recorder, that Botanical Interests seeds, already available locally would make a good present. And I posted about Heirloom seed catalogs today. I can't get seeds out of my mind. But I haven't begun buying. There is plenty of time for that.

Jo said...

I just received the new Burpee catalog yesterday, so exciting!

Gail said...

Oh MCOK has the right spirit! I ordered seeds from Chiltern last week and BI seed packets (with seeds) are my Palm Tree Christmas ornaments! gail

jro said...

I have a huge box of seeds next to my chair, ready to go! I was so tempted to start sorting them out a couple of weeks ago, your post really made me laugh.

Yvonne said...

In fact one of the nicest things to do during the holiday break is to pore over the seed catalogues and dream up you garden. My mother used to call seeds 'packets of dreams'. Happy Christmas and a blooming New Year. Y

Melanie said...

When does gardening season start for you guys? I don't even start thinking about seeds until January or February, planting doesn't start inside until April and outside until May.

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

There will still be time to buy seeds after all the holiday activities. There's no place like home. Everyday in every way, I'm getting better and better....

leavesnbloom said...

"There will still be time to buy seeds after all the holiday festivities."

"There will still be time to buy seeds after all the holiday festivities."

"There will still be time to buy seeds after all the holiday festivities."


does that help alittle :)

For me our local garden centre is having a big sale after Christmas and I want a few shrubs first and then I'll think about the seeds........ gettin excited thinking about picking them! from snowy leavesnbloom

Kate said...

I'm chanting. And, I'm planning to go hog wild on seeds this year!

Merry Christmas, Carol!

HappyMouffetard said...

Oh so true. Unfortunately your post is a month too late for me - I've already bought mine!

Judy said...

I was also so excited to see my Bakers Creek seed catalog! Wow, it was beautiful.... I'm already dreaming of my garden for next spring. The time between Christmas and New Years is a great time to start planning :-) Also, I'll be heading out to Lowes on Saturday morning early to see if our store has their seeds out LOL It seems they are always the last ones in comparison to everybody else's stores in other cities :-(

Robbie said...

I admit, coming home to a stack of garden catalogs is very tempting!!! And as soon as my house recovers from Christmas, I'll be shopping too.

Wishing you a happy new year!
Robbie