Daylilies forum: So you think you want yet another plant

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Name: Ann
TN
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farmerbell
Oct 19, 2012 6:07 PM CST
The following URL is a blog about deciding whether or not to buy another plant. HILARIOUS!

http://www.greensparrowgardens.com/2012/09/do-you-need-new-p...
Ann (farmerbell); TN
Name: kimbar rise
beaverton mi
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kimbar
Oct 19, 2012 6:21 PM CST
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Name: Mona
Guntown, Ms (Zone 7b)
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monalisa18
Oct 19, 2012 7:12 PM CST
Oh yes, been there and done most of these, but I did get a few new ideas!

I have Michele holding some plants for me until Spring. I may just need her to grow them and pollenate them and then mail me the seeds. Seeds do not take up as much room as grown plants. Hmmmmmm, I just came up with a great idea Big Grin
Name: Susie
Leonard, Minnesota (Zone 3b)
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4susiesjoy
Oct 19, 2012 7:12 PM CST
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Name: Michele
Cantonment, FL zone 8b
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tink3472
Oct 19, 2012 7:33 PM CST
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
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lovemyhouse
Oct 19, 2012 7:39 PM CST
Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Laura Eiras
Huntsville, AL (Zone 7b)
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Ditchlily
Oct 19, 2012 8:19 PM CST
I have posted this before, but it was awhile ago. It certainly fits the thread. Enjoy.

The following was sent to me by Kim King (Kingsbirdhouse on the LA).
Quoting:
CHAD

Charlie Harper, MG 2004

One of the benefits of the Master Gardener Fall Gardening Symposium, sponsored by Hancock County, was learning the technical name for the problem I have with buying plants. Dr. Laura Deeter introduced this important bit of information to the class.

It's CHAD - 'Compulsive Horticultural Acquisition Disorder'. Typical symptoms are 1.) impulse buying of any new plant encountered, 2.) buying it without having even the vaguest idea of where you are going to plant it, 3.) putting new plants in willy-nilly into the most convenient, available spot in the garden, 4.) eventually filling every available empty space, resulting in unmanageable overcrowding, and 5.) losing the lawn to 'bed creep', as beds are expanded in an attempt to relieve the overcrowding, while making space for new acquisitions. Other symptoms may include 'new plant envy', 'gardener's resentment', financial exhaustion, and a number of specific addictive behaviors, including hostaholicism, hemeroholicism, etc. Though not discussed, it appears that eventual loss of bladder and bowel control may presage the onset of insanity. No cure was offered.

As I suspected, it is widespread among gardeners, especially Master Gardeners. I don't feel so badly now. At least I know I'm not alone.
Name: Laura Eiras
Huntsville, AL (Zone 7b)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Daylilies Cat Lover Ferns Hostas Lilies
Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: Alabama
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Ditchlily
Oct 19, 2012 8:22 PM CST
And in that same vein here is a poem that I wrote several years ago:

A Hemaholic, yes I am
I will not look I know I can.
I can resist she’s said before
And then just goes and buys some more.

I must stop, this can’t go on
Or I must sell my own firstborn.
The yard just shrinks from year to year
As fans go here and here and here.

“It’s just too much!” I have to shout
As beds creep out and out and out.
The grass is gone there is no more
Just paths to wander and explore.
Name: shirlee
southeast (Zone 6b)
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mistyfog
Oct 19, 2012 8:27 PM CST
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Name: Jan
Hustisford, WI
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Region: Wisconsin
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philljm
Oct 20, 2012 7:24 AM CST
OH MY GOODNESS.... I have bed creep!!! Is it fatal????? expensive????? habit forming?????
Name: Juli
(Zone 5b)
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daylily
Oct 20, 2012 8:10 AM CST
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Good to see some humor here!

Thumbs up

I am guilty of buying plants, only to have to wander aimlessly around looking for a spot to put it. Not just daylilies....

Whistling
Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Oct 20, 2012 8:28 AM CST
Laura, I love your poem lol. Yes, I have CHAD! Well, we took a wkend over to the ST Louis Botanical garden and now I have new ideas and plants I need for next yr! Where does it end? Oh, well I enjoy all the beauty!
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
Oct 20, 2012 11:26 AM CST
We are co-dependent enablers, all. nodding
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Laura Eiras
Huntsville, AL (Zone 7b)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Daylilies Cat Lover Ferns Hostas Lilies
Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: Alabama
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Ditchlily
Oct 20, 2012 12:35 PM CST
Yes!
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
Oct 20, 2012 1:39 PM CST
Product of enablement from the Green Amber website. Big Grin

"...even those who simply want to have a reason for planting something else (as in the I'm-trying-to-find-a-way-to-justify-buying-just-one-more-plant people? You know who you are! LOL)"

If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Dot or Dorothy Parker
Fort Worth TX (Zone 8a)
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Ladylovingdove
Oct 21, 2012 6:13 AM CST
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sarahbugw
Oct 21, 2012 6:40 PM CST
This thread is so hilarious !! I will soon be acting out my "bed creep" diagnosis by connecting and expanding two beds in the backyard. Where else will I fit the daylilies that I ordered last spring?! I bought a bag of 25 dutch iris bulbs at Wal-Mart just yesterday when I was really there for cat litter. I knit too, and have much more yarn than necessary as well. Happy gardening everyone! Smiling
Name: Kim W
Md (Zone 6a)
More daylilies!!!!
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kimkats
Oct 21, 2012 7:27 PM CST
I had this happen this morning! I spent the day trying desperately to find a place to tuck in the 15 plants I came home from Lilyhemmer with, plus the 5 that arrived Friday before I left to go to Lilyhemmer. Yes I did manage to fit those 20 plants into the 3 designated spots I had left, as well as stuffing some into areas that I needed a shoe horn to get them into. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
It's my cats world, I'm just here to open the cans.
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
Oct 21, 2012 7:29 PM CST
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If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'

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sarahbugw
Oct 21, 2012 7:48 PM CST
Never fear- there are much worse addictions than this! Thumbs up

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