Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Sunny SAD

I must have sunny SAD: the relentless march of perfect sunny days – one after the other – is sort of depressing for me. And if the temperatures soar and some plants burn up, well, I really get irritable.

Fortunately, there are many, many wonderful locally-owned garden centers and nurseries devoting their days to caring for plants to replace my burn-outs. If you haven't been out since the May planting frenzy, there are new selections, new colors, new textures and a chance to get a head start on fall. I'll be looking for lavenders, sages, sedums, Hens'n'Chicks, ornamental grasses, heucheras, and Lemon Drop Oenothera. (I like the Lemon Drop part even though I don't have a clue what an Oenothera is).

I feel better already!

Ellen Egan of Egan Gardens is such a caring person, she knows just how I feel. She invented this coupon to help cheer me up until the first cool nights and rainy days of fall! Print and bring this coupon to Egan Gardens for 25% off 4-inch perennials (such as those named above and more), including Stepables® and other ground covers. Offer is good through August 23. Find Egan Gardens at 9805 River Road NE, Salem (near the I-5 Brooks exit 263). Their phone number is (503) 393-2131.

Egan Gardens

Bauman's Farm & Garden is also trying to cheer me up. They are offering Random Readers an extra 10% off their discounted containers through the end of August. Print and present the coupon to receive your extra discount.

Bauman's Farm & Garden


  1. I get sunny sad as well. Two weeks with no rain makes me grumpy. I chalk it up to my being born and raised in Seattle.

  2. I get sunny SAD too - glad to hear I'm not the only one. Can't wait for a day of good rain!