If friends and family members have ever suggested you are buying too many plants, well, you need new friends and family members.
What you need is a way to manage your planting buying habits, and I have a fool-proof method for doing just that.
Tell yourself that you will only buy plants on days that start with the letter T.
Tuesday starts with the letter T!
Tuesday is a great day to buy plants. The garden centers and greenhouses aren’t as crowded on Tuesdays as they are on most weekend days. Plus, they’ve had all day Monday to restock and reorganize after the busy weekend.
Thursday starts with the letter T, too!
Thursday is also a great day to buy plants. The garden centers and greenhouses aren’t as crowded on Thursdays as they are on most weekends and they’ve usually restocked for the weekend by Thursday. Plus, you’ll have all weekend to plant anything you buy on Thursday.
There is another day that starts with the letter T that is a great day for buying plants. And that day is…
Today starts with the letter T! Today is a great day to buy plants.
And Tomorrow also starts with the letter T! Tomorrow can be a great day to buy plants, too, though I will warn you that waiting until Tomorrow instead of buying Today may cause you to miss out on a great plant.
I hope this guidance has been helpful to you if you are trying to manage your out of control plant buying habits.
Here are some graphics you can download, print, and carry with you if you need a reminder of your commitment of only buying plants on days that start with the letter “T”.
And for those of you who might have other out of control buying habits, here’s a fill in the blank version of your reminder card.
I believe it is self-explanatory how to use the card. Carry it with you. If you are tempted to buy a plant (or whatever you wrote on the fill in the blank card), pull out your card and check to see if it is day you are allowed to buy plants (or whatever). If it is, proceed to make your purchase with a clear conscience.
I hope this has been helpful!