All these behaviours are so familiar! The point about bringing home car or pickup loads of plants really describes us to a T. Our car not only knows its own way to our favourite nursery, but refuses to pass by the entrance without turning in and parking itself as near the hosta display as possible. All the employees know us not so much by name but by the fact that, for instance, last year we were accompanied by a very tiny goat. They enquire after our previous purchases as if they were family members that have moved out of town. They even know (viciously) which hostas we drooled on but denied ourselves. They also know which one of us craves which particular cultivar of daylilies...and which of us is embarrassed for having dug up masses of them 20 years ago...swearing NEVER to share space with one again. We don't have to hide receipts...we both have the addiction! This being the situation, we will buy plants before we buy groceries...the plants get to sit in the back seat, the groceries go in the trunk!
Fruity, that was hilarious...hey, in this case 2 addictions Are better than one! You don't have to Explain anything or have an excuse! My kids are the ones who seem to notice 'the new plant', even if it's small...'Hey, is that a new plant you bought? Don't remember seeing it before?"..."No, it's not new" (got it 3 days ago, not new!) First, you 'blend it in with other plants' till you decide where to plant it; daily, you gradually move it more to the forefront where someone may notice it; by then, it isn't New anymore (at least in my mind anyway!) Hey, I like the idea of purchasing plants before groceries, and since groceries take up so much of our plant money, I think they Should go in the trunk...the plants might get too hot back there, or break a branch, and how can they hear us talking to them if they're in the trunk?...I mean, I never talk to milk or bread, do you?...That would be Crazy! =)