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I did a 12-step program once, but darn it, every step lead right back to another plant!
I've come to the conclusion that being an addict means doing something self-destructive. Instead, we plant people are helping to rehabilitate our environment, aren't we? We're planting trees and plants that help cleanse our air and beautify our world. We don't need rehab--we are rehab therapists for our world! (Ok, ok, so I've gotten creative in my denial. :-) )
I call myself a seedaholic or a plantaholic. My garden is stuffed so full now. I need to have some lawn, for the dogs, but that is getting smaller. I had grown so many bulb seed and these little threads were doing nothing in their containers, so I converted another portion of the lawn into a place for the little bulbs. Some have now flowered, others getting on with growing and I have less to look after. Pots take time to look after. I had grown so many more common plants that I just put all I did not want and could not sell into my pickup and took them to friends who live on a smallholding and said here is a gift. I see them soon and wonder how they are doing. Many of my friends' gardens look like mine - my giveaways. Just like Kim-M I just cannot miss out on anything. I get so excited about a new bulb flowering that I wish all my friends could come and look at it. End Sept I bought another Crinum bulb (Boophanoides) not really expecting it to flower for quite a while. After a week I found a place to plant it and found it had a large bud coming along. This flowered and didn't last too long and now I see another flower spike. So exciting.
Heres some pictures of my new yard. I can't wait to get started in the spring. The old posts will be used to hold up a tresilla for growing gourds. Along the back near the back porch I plan to put strawbales for herbs for my kitchen.
and more This is from the back of property towards along the front of the trailer into part of the shade area. The trees are maple trees. I plan on putting raised beds along the fence with planter boxes along the front of the trailer. There will be a gravel walkway from the front to the back. Anyone have any other idea. Behind the trailer near the back fence I have marked for elderberry bushes.
Kim -- with 3 acres of open land, I'm thinking that you should probably host a "convention" for us addicts. We can come congregate on your land, and discuss our habits and addictions, and perhaps help you cope with your's. To make the event easier on you, we can probably manage to bring our own shovels and seeds ... I mean, chairs and canopies. :-)