I buy two of everything, like Noah's ark! Jeremy do you have your own garden diary, data base, detailed info, photos, and dozens of reference books? Do you do some reading or internet research nearly every evening? Do you document your plant's response to the last thing you did to encourage growth and flowering? Do you tingle when your dirt looks healthy? Do you get into garden art, ornamentation, design and water features? Do you walk your garden every day? Can you imagine living in a 4 season climate where your beloved plants die or go dormant? One winter, I turned my breakfast nook into a crowded plant room. I bought several house plants to fill the void. I couldn't bare allowing the frost to kill some annuals so I brought some of those in as well. My cubicle at work has Gerbers that I saved from the recent frost. My cubicle is plastered with garden photos. I have a desk fountain and an awsome garden screen saver slideshow.
I have nearly 8 achres to fill...somebody help me.
Hi, Eden. Yes, to most of the above! LOL It sounds as though you are truly addicted. The plants have you entangled in their tendrils, and they can't be released without some serious pruning, which I'm never apt to do. Nothing for those like us to do except to completely surrender our will and our lives and maybe go ahead and shoot chlorophyll into our veins and sink our toes into some manure rich soil and take root along with our most beloved plants. That may finally satisfy the desire to never leave my garden!
Thanks for responding. You are awesome. I never knew I had a disease [addiction] until I read your column. I believe it is the healthiest of addictions. Keep posting your fortunes for all of us to envy. :)