Last Winter was particularly hard in NW Arkansas. From Christmas until March we had wave after wave of snow flurries. About the time one would melt off, here would come another. We kept the snow shovel by the front door and our coats, hats and gloves didn't even get hung back in the hall closet. Things came to a standstill.
I saw in the paper that my favorite store was having a 50% off sale and against my better judgement I went to the hottest place on Earth...Buds and Blooms to buy more plants! The deer have made our yard and patio look like no one lives here. They have nibbled our hostas, grazed down our pink impatiens and I've officially given up on ever having any vegetables as long as we live on Granny Mountain. But I noticed they are leaving the Vinca and Marigolds alone so my plan was to go and buy every single one that's left. I don't care if it is 99 in the shade, I was on a mission! I found one lone tray of Vincas and not a single Marigold was left. By the time I got home I was wet down to my drawers and I looked like I'd been through the car wash, drenched and droopy. I did save $7 though. Now if it will just cool off so I can plant them!