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Re: RE: Plant Addicts?Horticulture Helpers Anonymous


I think the real question is-- Anyone on the list it DOESN'T apply to?

Donna

> Perfect, just perfect!  I am not alone!!!   If I weren't laughing so
> hard, I'd be almost embarrassed that it describes me so well.  Thanks,
> Daryl.
> 
> Lynda
> Chortling in West TN - Zone 7
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> Behalf Of Jesse Bell
> Sent: Monday, June 23, 2003 10:48 AM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Plant Addicts?Horticulture Helpers Anonymous
> 
> 
> OHMYGOSH...that sounds like ME!!
> 
> Jesse Rene' Bell
> Claremore, OK
> Zone 6
> 
> 
> >From: "Daryl" <pulis@mindspring.com>
> >Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
> >To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> >Subject: [CHAT] Plant Addicts?Horticulture Helpers Anonymous
> >Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2003 10:21:07 -0400
> >
> >Lynda,
> >
> >You might be interested in the following.
> >
> >Summary: Ever feel like you're the only gardener who is totally 
> >obsessed by the need to own every plant and/or seed known to man, 
> >whether it will grow in your area or not? Read (and memorize) the HHA 
> >Creed so that you know that you are not alone!
> >
> >The Horticultural Helpers Anonymous (HHA) Creed.
> >
> >   1. I want it.
> >
> >   2. I want it all.
> >
> >   3. I want it now.
> >
> >   4. If it will not grow in my zone or is prohibitively expensive, I 
> >want it most of all.
> >
> >   5. I am perfectly willing to forego any necessities of life such as 
> >food for my children in order to have it.
> >
> >   6. I recognize my horticultural dependency.
> >
> >   7. I recognize your horticultural dependency.
> >
> >   8. I will willingly aid and abet your dependency, as you will mine.
> >
> >   9. This makes us infinitely happy.
> >
> >  10. Any money not spent by virtue of comparison shopping equals found
> 
> >money and therefore is not counted as spending.
> >
> >  11. More is more!
> >
> >  12. Regardless of my previous desire for, planning for, or need of 
> >any plant, if all the others have it, I must have one, too.
> >
> >  13. If I have planted all that I have already purchased, I must 
> >immediately purchase additional plants.
> >
> >  14. We believe in owning all plants, we believe in sowing all seeds, 
> >and owning all catalogs and books related to feeding our needs. If 
> >there be any plant that is virtuous, lovely, or of good report or 
> >praiseworthy, we seek after these.
> >
> >At this point, it is customary to recite one's VISA card number, from 
> >memory only, please.
> >-----------------------------------
> >This creed began life around 1994 in the Gardening Roundtable of GEnie.
> 
> >It was refined and condensed by Denise Beck, a CompuServe Garden Forum 
> >member.
> >
> >
> >
> >Daryl
> >  "A garden, where one may enter in and forget the whole world, cannot 
> >be made in a week, nor a month, nor a year; it must be planned for, 
> >waited for and
> >loved into being."    Chinese Proverb
> >
> >
> >
> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: "Lynda Young" <lyoung@grindertaber.com>
> >To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> >Sent: Monday, June 23, 2003 9:39 AM
> >Subject: RE: [CHAT] For those in my area
> >
> >
> > > Donna - my sympathies on the loss of an obviously cherished plant 
> > > source.  Have I told you about the group I'm trying to organize - 
> > > PARS - Plant Addicts Recovery and Support?  I hope that with hard 
> > > work and the encouragement of fellow sufferers to someday be able to
> 
> > > drive past a nursery without stopping, to browse a catalogue without
> 
> > > feeling compelled to complete the order form, to pick up a plant 
> > > magazine without turning to the back to see how many sources offer 
> > > on-line ordering, to rid myself of that notebook and it's thirty 
> > > pages of jotted names of must-have plants still to be located.  
> > > Honestly, my husband and I are GOOD people - it's just this shared 
> > > compulsion that's turned our lives inside out.  ;)
> > >
> > > Lynda
> > > Zone 7 - West TN

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