All Things Gardening forum: various addictions: daylilies, irises, clems, roses, hydrangeas

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Name: Angie
Concord, NC (zone 7)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Winter Sowing Region: North Carolina Daylilies Roses
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Hemophobic
Oct 2, 2015 3:36 PM CST
Well, I thought I had settled into some routine addictions as stated above, and then along came dahlia celebration
week. Lord, let me live long enough to get all the cultivars I want!!!
I think that if ever a mortal heard the voice of God it would be in a garden at the cool of the day. ~F. Frankfort Moore, A Garden of Peace

Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tomato Heads Houseplants Garden Ideas: Level 1 Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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pirl
Oct 2, 2015 3:38 PM CST
I wish you a long and happy life, filled with dahlias, irises, roses, clem's, and hydrangeas!
Name: Angie
Concord, NC (zone 7)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Winter Sowing Region: North Carolina Daylilies Roses
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Hemophobic
Oct 2, 2015 4:00 PM CST
Thanks, Arlene. It never ends!
I think that if ever a mortal heard the voice of God it would be in a garden at the cool of the day. ~F. Frankfort Moore, A Garden of Peace

Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
Cottage Gardener Houseplants Spiders! Heucheras Frogs and Toads Dahlias
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jvdubb
Oct 2, 2015 4:42 PM CST
I maxed out my space for dahlias this year. Yet I still ordered 18 more from Swan Island for next year. There goes another section of lawn!
Name: Angie
Concord, NC (zone 7)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Winter Sowing Region: North Carolina Daylilies Roses
Clematis Butterflies Cat Lover Birds Hummingbirder Seed Starter
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Hemophobic
Oct 2, 2015 5:44 PM CST
Now, the way I figure it, if we get rid of our lawns, we can get rid of our lawn mowers, which means selling them and
having money for more plants! Not to mention what we'd save in gasoline, oil, servicing. Woohoo!

I think that if ever a mortal heard the voice of God it would be in a garden at the cool of the day. ~F. Frankfort Moore, A Garden of Peace

Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tomato Heads Houseplants Garden Ideas: Level 1 Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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pirl
Oct 2, 2015 6:53 PM CST
You're so right!
Name: Deborah Pryor
Orangeburg, SC Zone 8a (Zone 8a)
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff!
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Deebie
Oct 6, 2015 5:02 AM CST
You ladies are a riot. This site is too enabling. My husband already thinks that plant people are crazy. He just shakes his head when I open yet another box of plants. I just tell him that it's a trade for postage or extra plants that I have, and so I'm not really buying a lot of new plants. In fact, I'm getting rid of a few. Whistling He just rolls his eyes. Hilarious! Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Angie
Concord, NC (zone 7)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Winter Sowing Region: North Carolina Daylilies Roses
Clematis Butterflies Cat Lover Birds Hummingbirder Seed Starter
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Hemophobic
Oct 6, 2015 6:09 AM CST
Just call us enablers anonymous, Deb! I'm busy planning 2 new beds in the front yard and eying a couple of spots in the back yard.
So many plants, so little space!
I think that if ever a mortal heard the voice of God it would be in a garden at the cool of the day. ~F. Frankfort Moore, A Garden of Peace

Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tomato Heads Houseplants Garden Ideas: Level 1 Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Plant Identifier
pirl
Oct 6, 2015 6:45 AM CST
@Deebie - it's just so easy to get addicted! All it takes is one glorious photo of a rose or a dahlia and we know we have to have it. Then there are all the nice companies who add a bonus to a package of plants we ordered. Oops! There's a new addiction. Buy one new plant in lavender and then spot it online in yellow or pink or blue and we're hooked on that plant.

Winter can be totally stressing as we sit and dream as we while away the hours until we can get outside again so we order "just a few plants" but we all know that a few plants from five vendors and we'll spend lots of time planting in spring just as we're trying to convince all the muscles to do their jobs.
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Cinta
Oct 6, 2015 2:48 PM CST
I have used a very convincing argument. I say "I am improving the property value". It will keep us in a very good nursing home vs living in poverty in our old age. Rolling on the floor laughing I explain that the house will sell for a much higher price on the market with well maintained land that surrounds the house.

I go into "cost and return of the cost" and if a football game or baseball game, or hockey is on all the better his eyes cross and he says "Carry on with your improvements". Hurray! I was and auditor for 20 yrs so I use some of the stuff that doctors do to you when they know if they say the right thing you will let them do whatever they are talking about.
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
Charter ATP Member Region: Canadian Bulbs Winter Sowing Enjoys or suffers cold winters Lilies
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CarolineScott
Oct 6, 2015 2:53 PM CST
Gardening addictions are the only healthy addictions!
Name: Angie
Concord, NC (zone 7)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Winter Sowing Region: North Carolina Daylilies Roses
Clematis Butterflies Cat Lover Birds Hummingbirder Seed Starter
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Hemophobic
Oct 6, 2015 4:20 PM CST
Hurray! Cinta! I like your style.
I think that if ever a mortal heard the voice of God it would be in a garden at the cool of the day. ~F. Frankfort Moore, A Garden of Peace

Name: Deborah Pryor
Orangeburg, SC Zone 8a (Zone 8a)
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff!
Charter ATP Member Amaryllis Region: United States of America Tropicals Seed Starter Plumerias
Plant and/or Seed Trader Peonies Lilies Irises Hummingbirder Echinacea
Deebie
Oct 6, 2015 8:54 PM CST
I like long range planning and making wise investments. I wonder if that technique will work with my DH? I just tell him that at least I'm not a tool nut and remind him that I don't have a 40 ft. workshop to hide my stuff. He thinks that I don't know when he adds more stuff, but I'm much more observant than he is. nodding That's why I ignore him when he gives me flack. Lovey dubby

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