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RE: Plant Addicts?Horticulture Helpers Anonymous

Ok, ok...just got home after getting pulled to the Lowe's sale table and
ending up with several items that might just make it with tender, loving
care...including a variety box that had been $30 but was now $3.  Not in
too bad shape with new growth on most items...one trailing red verbena but
I don't know the rest and will have to get out the books.  And, a large
Achillea millefolium 'paprika' for $1 and two 8" Pelargonium peltatum in
white and red (looks like a peppermint candy) for $3.  Also, bought a
Blackie Potato Vine after remembering a description from this site. 
Actually was looking for and found at Home Depot some coleus to fill out a

Checked my emails and found there are too many of the listed symptoms to
even fake denial.  

Bonnie Zone 6+ ETN

> [Original Message]
> From: Daryl <pulis@mindspring.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 06/23/2003 6:20:27 AM
> Subject: [CHAT] Plant Addicts?Horticulture Helpers Anonymous
> Lynda,
> You might be interested in the following.
> Summary: Ever feel like you're the only gardener who is totally obsessed
> 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
> 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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