I just bought a bar stool to solve a chrysanthemum-growing problem.
Chrysanthemum Growing Problem
Some of my spoon, spider, and spray chrysanthemum plants are now over five feet tall. That means when I sit on my folding chair to dis-bud or adjust the stake to support the bloom, I can’t see the top of plant. So I have to stand up to perform those tasks. With my 188 pots of mums, that means too much standing up for Grandma Pat.
When I complained to my husband about how tiring it was to stand while working on my mums, he mouthed his usual mantra: “Get rid of some of your plants, then.”
He knows I consider destroying a living chrysanthemum plant an act of murder.
Bar Stool Solution
I thought perhaps the seat of a bar stool would be high enough for me to remain seated when I worked on tall mum plants. So I searched the internet for a cheap, plastic bar stool. I found nothing for less than $75.00. That was way more than I wanted to pay for a stool that would be left out in the weather all year long.
Finding Bar Stool Bargain
However, during a visit to Big Lots my husband spotted bar stools in the furniture department. We rushed over to check them out. One stool had a metal frame and fabric-covered seat. We liked its $35.00 price. The stool even had a back on it that swiveled.
“That cloth seat will take a while to dry after the yard gets watered or it rains,” I said.
My husband picked up the stool and looked underneath the seat. “I can cover the seat with plastic quite easily. And with that adjustment, this seems like a perfect choice.”
I now have my choice of seat heights when I work on my chrysanthemums-the low folding chair or the 30-inch high bar stool.
Who would have thought a bar stool could make a gal this happy?