wintertime is the perfect time to think about this.
You know you're a gardener when you look at a "dead" plant and exclaim how beautiful it is, because you can visualize how pretty it will be when it wakes up.
You know you're a gardener when you can find your garden gloves faster than you can find your mittens.
you know you're a gardener when you are slightly disappointed you got a fancy sweater for Christmas, when what you reallly wanted was a couple of bags of manure
you know you're a gardener when you can quickly distinguish between BS and BS (blackspot) when chatting online
you know you're a gardener when the first thing you locate while rummaging thru your purse is your pruning shears instead of the car keys or CP
OK, who's next?
You know you're a gardener when.... (revisited)
wintertime is the perfect time to think about this.
You know you're a gardener when you choose a restaraunt based on the landscaping.
When you are more excited to find lost seeds in your pocket than money.
When you take more pictures of the plants at the zoo than the animals, or gasp! your grandkids!
When your front deck looks like you're running a garden center out of your house...or when you have to clear a path through the pots to get in and out of your house.
Oh yeah, good one, I can relate to that!
Thanks for reminding me. It's garbage night, so I now have to go move some of those hundreds of container plants in my driveway, which are waiting patiently for a bare space in the landscape, to get the garbage cans out to the street.
When you look at dead flowers to see if there are any seeds there.
When you collect seed from the centerpiece at your table in the restaurant.
When a road construction site becomes a shopping site for rocks
When most of your kitchen serverware, bakeware and appliances are designated garden tools.
I 'rescued' some Agastache seeds from a planter at a snooty shopping center once. And I used the tissue paper from the fancy underpants store to wrap them up.
How about, when you have to clear all the plants off your dining room table if you have guests over for dinner.
When you have a houseguest and have to move all of the plants and grow lights out of their shower.
Gorgeous, Pirl. I hope the plants appreciate what they are getting. ;)
It gets too hot to work there. It is good for the caladiums and dahlias - they love the warmth when they start out in spring.
When you turn your unused hot tub/spa into a plant stand.
And now the ultimate, raise your hand if this sounds familiar.
You carry a baggy around to collect compost from from leftovers from eating out?
When your neighbors don't recognize you because you're not in your pjs, garden clogs, and carrying a cup of coffee.
Definitely the dancing and singing. I though I was the only one that did that. I do it very early in the AM, though. And we're very isolated.
I have no pride. I do it up and down the driveway in my very urban neighbourhood. My neighbours peek through the curtains wonderin what 'the crazy garden lady' is doing now.
When you know someone's a stranger just because he walks up to the front door and expects you to be inside the house during daylight hours. Everyone who knows me just walks into the middle of the garden and yells "Marco" until I answer "Polo."
I was reminded of another funny thing in this context just a few hours ago. Some people came to take me out to dinner and I told them I'd be ready as soon as I washed my knees. Only a gardener would say that.
My hands stay reasonably clean because they're in gardening gloves, but my knees are always dirty when I come inside.
You know you're a gardener when....there are things rooting in your lint trap !
...there's a gallon of Clorox sitting in the bathtub for the hands, knees and feet.
I love this thread.
You know you're a gardener... when you find a tomato seedling growing out of your sink.
(it was a bathroom sink - not sure how I washed a seed down that drain!)
... when you run out in your robe & slippers at dusk & dawn to yell at the deer eating your
... when you can't stand shopping anywhere except a plant nursery
... when you pick seeds off your cat to send off to a promised recipient. (she rolled on the
table where I had all my collected seed out to dry)
.... when you are excited to see the Fed Ex man deliver the worm castings you ordered
...when you excitedly open the box of new plants you just ordered, only to realize as you're pulling them out of the box that you have most of them already but had forgotten!
ooo ooo that reminds me of another one - kinda a correlary to yours
... when you donate a boat load of plants to a plant sale and then want to buy a plant
only to realize its one that you donated.
BTW - Zuzu I loved the "I just need to wash my knees' one. LOL
This is such a funny thread. Picking seeds off your cat for trading purposes is screamingly funny, Tammy.
I love them all and can relate to most. Amazing how clorox has become so important, one of those thing I never let go to totally out.
joyfully finding lost seeds in my pockets. done it.
freemar: I haven't done it but always wished I had one at the end of the meal.
......when you ask your friends how their plants/gardens are doing before asking about their family.
...when you talk to the nurse about her non-flowering African Violet for triple the time it takes for a simple shot.
You know your a gardener when...
Your husband yells at you because he wants you to clean up INSIDE the house, blast the yard!
Your guest room is so full of plants you have no room for guests.
You don't have a spot left on your floor, counters, anywhere in your house...but you still MUST have that glorious being in front of you (o.k. I did that tonight)
You go to nurseries to relax.
Your outings with your friends involve nursery exploration trips & garden tours.
You've used your credit card to buy plants because you can't stop!!!!!
Your husband threatens to strip you down & hose you off outside in fall because your covered in mud from planting bulbs (and you love being that way).
Your relatives tell you you live in an atrium & your kids friends call your yard the jungle.
There is no where you'd rather be than in your yard.
How about if you go bonkers when you are on vacation because you can't bring the coffee grounds from the hotel in-room coffee pot home for the compost pile. It drive me crazy to leave them......,,
Good one! ...but wait! Isn't that what ziploc bags are for???
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LOL, that works on overnights but if you plan on being gone for a week or so or if you are flying, well wouldn't that be fun to explain wet coffee grouds to the security guys.