Originally Published on June 28, 2011
Take this test to see if you may be developing a bit of an obsession.
|Normal Gardener||Obsessed Gardener|
|You know the Latin names of your plants.||You use them in conversations…with the plants!|
|You know the pH of your soil.||ALL your friends know the pH of your soil!|
|You are proud of your baby carrots.||You carry pictures of them in your wallet/purse!|
|You love to grow and cook your own vegetables.||Cook? Who has time to cook?|
|You have dirt under your fingernails.||What fingernails?|
|You spend more money on plants than clothes.||What clothes?|
|You have a charge account at Fort Collins Nursery.||You now qualify for wholesale.|
|You know the virtues of hand-weeding.||You use a headlamp to do it after dark!|
|You invest in fine quality gardening tools.||You keep spare tools in your car for gardening emergencies!|
|You crush Colorado Potato Beetles with your bare fingertips.||You love the sound it makes when you do.|
|You would never kill a ladybug.||You bring them inside for the winter.|
|You have a compost heap.||You take it’s temperature every day.|
|You won’t leave town when your tulips are blooming.||… or your daffodils, lilacs, wisteria, roses, clematis, lilies …|
|You can name all the annuals in public flower beds.||You automatically deadhead the flowers.|
|You have grown plants in funky containers.||You grown plants in anything that hold soil!|
|You sadly replaced hail-damaged plants.||You saved them all with a bucket over your head!|
If you took this test at all, chances are you are a “normal” gardener, and what are you doing on the computer, anyway? There are weeds to pull!
Those with the obsession already know it! Come feed your need at Fort Collins Nursery.