|Clematis integrifolia ‘Alba’ seed heads on Black Friday|
You might be a gardening geek on Black Friday if…
You looked at all the ads that came in the paper and decided not to go out shopping because there were no good deals on gardening tools.
You realized that all those ads could be used outside in the garden to smother weeds. Bonus points if you also thought of using them to make paper pots for seedlings or shredding them to put in your worm bins.
You briefly thought about going to the local big box hardware stores with garden centers to see if they had any bulbs left over but then remembered, sadly, that there are people who don’t garden and they might trample you as you stood there looking at bulbs. Bonus points if you decided to go later in the day when the crowds were probably all gone. More bonus points if you decided to go to a real garden center on Black Friday.
You thought that Black Friday would be a good day to get out your copy of Black Plants by Paul Bonine and look at all the black plant options available to gardeners.
You noted on Facebook that you thought Black Friday would be a good day to get rid of excess clothes and clutter in your own house but were aghast when someone mentioned your hoes might be part of the excess.
You got an email from Botanical Interests that all their seeds are 20% off for the whole weekend and decided to spend part of Black Friday ordering seeds for next year’s garden. Bonus points if you looked at your gift-giving list to see who else might like to get seeds for Christmas.
You didn’t go to the mall to shop because Black Friday was an extra day off from work and you decided to garden instead.
And finally, you might be a gardening geek on Black Friday if you wrote a post about being a gardener on Black Friday or were a gardener that read a post about being a gardening geek on Black Friday.
Happy Black Friday. Let the planning for next year’s garden begin!