Thursday, October 13, 2011

Garden Fun Friday - You Might be a Garden Addict if...

 End of summer getting you down?

To beat the end of the summer blues, I am having Garden Fun Friday here at the Red House Garden for the next three weeks.  If you have any gardening fun going on today on your own blog, feel free to join in by putting the link to your blog post in the comments!

This has been done before, but for this week for my Garden Fun Friday post, I am going easy on myself and making a list of ways you know You Might Be A Gardening Addict.  Here is my personal list:

You Might Be A Gardening Addict if...

1.  Your neighbor has seen you in your pajamas on multiple occasions watering the plants in the morning.

2.  People from the local plant nursery comes over and ask how the kids are doing when they see you at the grocery store.

3.  You give your pet-sitter more extensive plant care directions than pet care directions.

4.  Those plant care directions in #3 include color labeling..

5.  The cashier at the local big home and garden store has the last four digits of your credit card memorized.

6.  The same cashier gives you even bigger discounts on the clearance plants you are buying (something about buying in bulk...)

7.  Your kids want to get you dirt for Mother's Day.

8.  Your neighbors start asking you for plant advice.

9.  You start recalculating any sum of money in 'number of plants that could buy'

10.  You find yourself obsessively talking about gardening, even to people who you know don't care.

So what about you?  Do you have a 'you might be a gardening addict if.. ?'


  1. My name is Lyn, and I am a Garden Addict...

  2. Love this list! #1 is me to a tee, #7 is dead on - all my Father's Day gifts are plant related and #9 is in my head 24/7. I'll add one more, you have sketches of garden layouts on everything and everywhere. Happy to have found your blog!

  3. Oh, yeah, I'm an addict! #3, #8, and #10 describe me!

  4. So cute...I laughed! I confess...I...uh...I am a gardening addict!....#3 is so accurate for me...but it is about the same amount of instructions for each. My pets are coddled just as much as my plants.

  5. Here are a few of my own:
    -Your friends give you gift cards to one of the local nurseries for birthdays or any other celebration.
    -Your neighbors have seen you photographing your plants in your pajamas.
    -You own a book about mulch.
    -You think of the different micro-climates in your yard in USDA plant zones.

  6. It's good to get it all out there and confess your garden addiction problem, right?

    Love the additions, ONG and GirlSprout! I've only done a couple actual sketches (my drawing is atrocious) but I do obsess over planning the gardens. And I do think of the different micro-climates in the yard in plant zones!

  7. Yes, I too am a gardening addict. This list made me think of the birthday my husband wanted to give me a day at the spa. I said, I would rather have a pair of Felco pruners. We still laugh about that one!


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