We pull up into Pike Nursery minutes after I posted my intentions on the blog. There was just enough time to get the supplies before picking up Jordan from her art class. The nursery is up on a hill. I pulled into the road that runs to the side entrance...and immediately stopped at the driveway. Several huge hoses were across the drive. And then I detected an odd odor in the air along with three fire trucks in the parking lot. Hmmm, those tomato plants were not calling my name anymore.
It appears that a container truck of pine straw had caught on fire in the parking lot. Foam had been sprayed since there are chemicals -- fertilizer in particular -- which could cause a more serious problem if ignited. Amazingly the store was still open. I did go in and look at the stock of tomatoes. (Not too many to choose from...I guess everyone had my idea last weekend.) I then decided to buy some plants for our deck. I'm planting those this morning. Now I have to figure out where to buy my tomato plants.
Dave got a fun freebie last night. Around 5:00 pm a friend called to say he had a set of Braves tickets for the 7:30 pm game that night. Hawk (one of Dave's best friends from high school) and Dave headed downtown immediately thereafter. The Braves won and they had a good time sitting 12 rows behind the batter. Lucky dogs. ;-)