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Kim_M
Hamburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

October 28, 2009
4:29 PM

Post #7216983

Just wondering if anyone knows of... or has resources to Intervention, Rehab, or the 1-800 number for the Seed and Plant addict like myself? It's a long hard road to contain myself...

I keep picking seeds, buying plants, researching, storing, searching, and acquring more. And I have more then I can sow in a lifetime. I Rob Peter to Pay Paul to buy new bulbs, seeds, and plants.

My little 2 year got a hold of one of my seed drawers and dumped some...her Daddy said, "RUNNN BABY HIDE!!!!"

I dream about plants. There must be some help out there?
ButterflyChaser
Northeast, AR
(Zone 7a)

October 28, 2009
4:40 PM

Post #7217018

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. :-) )
Kim_M
Hamburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

October 28, 2009
4:48 PM

Post #7217044

Heyyyy I like that!!! "Rehab Therapist" I feel better already :-)

Ummmm I guess you have long forgotten the 1-800 number???
ardesia
Saint Helena Island, SC
(Zone 9a)

October 29, 2009
12:26 AM

Post #7218447

There is a name for this affliction. LOL

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1037070/

Kim_M
Hamburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

October 29, 2009
12:42 AM

Post #7218530

Ha ha ha ha LMBO!

locakelly

locakelly
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

October 29, 2009
2:18 AM

Post #7218851

Yup - it's rampant here in the Southwest and looks like it's spreading across the country - LOL!!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

October 29, 2009
9:14 AM

Post #7219570

Thats a riot
24Corrin
Tucson, AZ

October 29, 2009
6:56 PM

Post #7220975

It's coming your way, watch out!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

October 29, 2009
7:36 PM

Post #7221111

Too late I needed it last year.
Now I just give in and look for another place to put a plant in.
Keriblu
Johannesburg
South Africa

October 29, 2009
8:09 PM

Post #7221195

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.
Kim_M
Hamburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

October 29, 2009
11:08 PM

Post #7221726

I'm moving in 2 weeks and here is a small pic of my new back yard. I have no yard now and this is 3 acres.

WRITE ME OFF!!
I WILL BE A POINT OF NO RETURN...

How can a person recover now that I have this to play with???

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locakelly

locakelly
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

October 29, 2009
11:15 PM

Post #7221767

Wow, Kim! There really is no hope for you . . . But at least you're surrounded by friends who can definitely relate!
Kim_M
Hamburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

October 29, 2009
11:21 PM

Post #7221791

My family thinks I'm nuts and I bit off more then I can chew... because they are City folks. And don't cut grass. They have NO IDEA the kind of heaven I'm going to be in for buying this home :-).

MORE PLANTS FOR ME!!!!
marti001
Somerset, KY
(Zone 6b)

October 29, 2009
11:42 PM

Post #7221869

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.

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marti001
Somerset, KY
(Zone 6b)

October 29, 2009
11:42 PM

Post #7221871

another side of the yard. This is from the back of the property forward along the back of the single wide trailer. Along the wood fence is were I plan to grow vines and hollyhocks.

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marti001
Somerset, KY
(Zone 6b)

October 29, 2009
11:43 PM

Post #7221876

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.


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Kim_M
Hamburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

October 29, 2009
11:50 PM

Post #7221902

Ohhhh well I guess you can hop my train! ha ha ha. Looks like we'll be happy campers in the Spring. I can't wait!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

October 30, 2009
9:50 AM

Post #7223051

Looks like lots of space for large plants and trees and bushes.
jlj072174
Raleigh, NC
(Zone 8a)

October 30, 2009
10:08 AM

Post #7223075

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. :-)
Kim_M
Hamburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

October 30, 2009
1:18 PM

Post #7223368

We can come congregate on your land, and discuss our habits and addictions

I'm am cracking up! I got a GOOD laugh this morning!
jlj072174
Raleigh, NC
(Zone 8a)

October 30, 2009
1:56 PM

Post #7223463

Just out of curiousity, where in PA are you? I'm originally from Pottstown (near Reading area).
Kim_M
Hamburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

October 30, 2009
2:01 PM

Post #7223476

I know all about Pottstown my daughter's get their hair done there. I live in Souderton but the new house is in Hamburg.

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