Wednesday, October 12, 2011
In Defense of Procrastination: A Guest Post
We are garden fairies and so we never do anything when we are supposed to do it. We procrastinate. In fact, we are procrastinating right now and doing a mighty find job of it. After all, what's the big rush all about? We are garden fairies, we need to think about what that really means because "rush" isn't really part of our vocabulary.
We do feel like there are some people who shall remain nameless namely Carol here at May Dreams Gardens who think that procrastination is a sign of weakness, unless of course she is the one doing the procrastinating. Then she calls it pondering, weighing her options, taking care of other business, ruminating. Well, we are garden fairies so we call a spade a spade and a hoe a hoe and we know what procrastination looks like and that's just what she does sometimes.
In fact, Carol procrastinated all the way until June 17th this summer before she sowed seeds for zinnias and marigolds.
We are garden fairies and we were a little bit worried that she wasn't going to sow them at all and we were going to have to resort to drastic measures the likes of which we can not tell you because we are garden fairies and we have secrets. We are good keepers of secrets, too.
Anyway, where were we? Oh, right. Finally, right before we put "Operation Make Her Sow Those Seeds" into action, Carol sowed seeds for zinnias and marigolds on June 17th. We actually were going to do something earlier but we were, well, procrastinating. But we are garden fairies so don't get all "gasp, you wouldn't do that" on us. We would, eventually.
Anyway, the zinnia seeds germinated, the seedlings came up, and Carol did a good job of thinning them out. Now, nearly four months later, she has the most beautiful stand of zinnias that we garden fairies have ever seen.
Look at this one!
Anyway, these zinnias are still blooming and growing in mid-October and there is not even a hint of that awful powdery mildew on any of the leaves. This is nearly unheard of.
Well, we are garden fairies so we aren't sure why this is, but we wonder if it is because Carol planted these a full month later than she normally does. Or was it the weather? Or were these special zinnias? We aren't sure, even Queen Atakia doesn't have a definitive answer. But we are garden fairies and we love these zinnias and plan to enjoy them for as long as they last this season.
We may even come up with a scheme to make sure Carol sows her zinnia seeds late next year, too.
We are garden fairies, we can do that!
Submitted by Thorn Goblinfly,
Chief Scribe for the Garden Fairies at May Dreams Gardens