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Re: Ball gardens....addiction.

When Jesse lived down here we used to joke about starting a Texas chapter of
Gardeners Anonymous. LOL.

On 10/28/05, TeichFlora@aol.com <TeichFlora@aol.com> wrote:
> I assure you, I jest not!! LOL Garden chat does give the plant nut an
> outlet to vent, and to find solice that they are not alone in their
> addiction,
> but.....on the negative side, it is like a drug addict going to Woodstock
> (for
> lack of a better analogy).......it's just encouraged me to try new plants.
> Usually the severity of my addiction doesn't show until I have to cover or
> bring things in for the winter. In past years we've had such mild winters
> though, and I've tended to stick with plants that would pretty much make
> it......and most do. The ones that don't just left room for new ones. (big
> smile)
> However, then Rita came along......"bring in everything not permanent in
> your garden". AGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It blew my mind how much
> we
> really had. Geesh. The more I moved, the more I found. Unbelievable!!!!
> I felt like living in one of those shows where they unearth horders houses
> full of papers, etc. I eventually gave up totally, figured that even Rita
> would have a hard time figuring out what to pick up and throw. LOL
> The real wake up call came though....when I figured I'd learned my lesson
> and would not add any more plants......a month after the hurricane I went
> to
> several plant sales.....sure I used restraint, and my usual judgement as
> to what
> to buy and what not....but...I BOUGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! After all these
> were plants I just had to have, hadn't had before, or was talked into
> trying
> from palm enthusiasts, bamboo enthusiasts, etc. etc. All friends, mind
> you.....now what kind of friend would fuel an addict's fire, when they
> know I
> didn't want to get into bamboo's and palms???? Never fails, they GIVE you
> a
> plant to try....you'll love it they say.....HA...sure enough........after
> all,
> it's a plant!
> Noreen
> zone 9
> Texas Gulf Coast
> In a message dated 10/27/2005 11:02:28 PM Central Standard Time,
> gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:
> Surely you jest Noreen? There's Gardenchat!!
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX
zone 8A

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