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I have a serious addiction
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cowgirlj    Posted 06-27-2003 at 20:18:51       [Reply]  [Send Email]
No, really! This is serious. I am addicted to flowers/plants. I am a Floweraholic. Cody says I have got to quit, but I just can't! That's like asking him to just quit snoring. Lowes, Home Hardware, WalMart, Nurseries other people's yards...it doesn't matter where we go. I am looking! And if there is a sale...God help me! Hide the bank card and check book.
Am I the only one?
Is there no hope???


WallSal55    Posted 06-28-2003 at 08:35:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well, when I was 34, I thought I HAD TO BE to be almost a pro at flowers, etc. But it caught up to me, with our poor soil, and constant watering. So, I cut back. But I shop now for COLOR of the petunia, marigolds, pansies, etc.
I want the colors that I find soothing, comforting and healing as I walk about the house.
I even will buy container plants when they go
at 1/2 price! It seems to be less work, less
expensive, but I still get the Mood Therapy, I guess, from doing it this way as I age!
So, now I'm addicted to color, (but I always have been, didn't realize it.)
Ooops, I just gave you another idea?


Lenore    Posted 06-28-2003 at 09:44:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
I was addicted a few years ago to antique or old garden roses.
They are so beautiful and most have a heavenly scent.
They are tougher than the new Hybrid Patented roses, too.
They are survivors.
After about 4 years of the addiction and two years of SE Texas drought conditions
(roses need lots of water); I went cold turkey.
I made a decission, I did not need any more roses.
I also adopted an only the strong survive attitude.
So now most of my old roses have survied but I am not intending to add any more.
Color plays a big part in my choices after fragrance.
I love the pale pinks and whites.
They give the appearance of floating in mid air after dark.
Of course being in Texas I also have a yellow rose.


Maggie/TX    Posted 06-28-2003 at 17:52:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
I've been bitten by the gardening bug this year, myself. I've piddled around with planting a couple of little flower gardens before, but this year I have gone a little nuts with it.

I don't put up with something that does not flourish after one season, after doing all I know how. Last year, I planted a couple of oleanders and they stayed sick-looking all summer. This spring, they still looked sick, so I pulled them up and put in a few roses. So far, 4 out of 5 roses are doing great and the other one just may be making a come-back. If not, I'll replace it with one on sale somewhere.

I found out that begonias will live in spite of me AND Texas weather. Had one to bloom all winter and only had to cover it twice, so I bought a BUNCH more and put them in all over the place. Lots of color and cheap! :)


Patria / PR    Posted 06-28-2003 at 05:55:19       [Reply]  [Send Email]
yeah, I kind of sensed thay yesterday...
..on your post to williamf.
Now it's bright clear to me, guess you were sweating a cold sweat..
Your eyes red and swollen from anticipation..
Your body trembling..had to get some pollen,fast...

hm cowgirlj, I have a feeling it could get even worse when you're here in PR. I mean, there's flowers all around, all year long...

["hm, might need to reconsider my offer.."]


cowgirlj    Posted 06-28-2003 at 06:48:25       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Ahhh common' Patria. I promise to not pick any in your yard. Besides, don't know if I'd wander too far for flowers with the snakes you have in your neck of the woods!


You're an amateur...    Posted 06-28-2003 at 04:22:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
Real addicts don't pay for their plants...They get into 'Support Groups' (aka Clubs) and just trade with others...

Salmoneye

HTH your bank account...


cowgirlj    Posted 06-28-2003 at 06:34:17       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Funny you mention that. I belong to a group at Hallson. They have a great Gardeners forum.
:)


Be Phlatt    Posted 06-27-2003 at 21:31:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ya can't have to many flowers ,there cowgirlj, least wise that's what the wife sezzz , wore out a shovel for her today!!!! Phlatt


Ron,Ar    Posted 06-27-2003 at 20:33:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
ya might ask William, he is the one that has the daylilies. Don't look at his yard tho, it'll only make it worse.He oughta be a professional landscaper. There are pics of his place down below somewhere.We have a lot of plants here but nothing compared to his place.


You scared me...Jimbob    Posted 06-27-2003 at 20:30:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
Until I read your post. Grow flowers, lots of flowers. Everything will be fine until you buy that greenhouse. Could you bare to sell flowers?

Flowers are kind of like our cat. She wants food & shelter. Has nothing else to offer but love. It works for us.


cowgirlj    Posted 06-28-2003 at 06:41:41       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Don't worry Jimbob. It's a harmless addiction, although it does get costly. This year I had to start from scratch due to the property being pretty much bare land. The one nice thing here in CO is the wild flowers. WOW. Our pastures are full of them.


Jimbob    Posted 06-28-2003 at 08:58:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
I once lived just outside of Colorado Springs.


cowgirlj    Posted 06-28-2003 at 12:07:49       [Reply]  [Send Email]
We are in Falcon. Just east of COS.


Cindi    Posted 06-27-2003 at 20:38:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
Have ya been this way long cowgirl? I ask because I have an addiction too, only it's not nearly so admirable as yours. Mine is adding movies to my collection. I am obsessive about my movies and actually have a card catalog for them. I don't think either one of us are going to seriously cause any problems with our little addictions so I'm not (putting nose up in the air) gonna worry about it.


cowgirlj    Posted 06-28-2003 at 06:38:18       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Cindi, my inlaws live not far from you, and we have been offered a trip down to visit. I am secretly planning my itinerary. ZONE 10! Are you kidding! It makes me sweat just thinking of the botanical gardens to visits. I will have lots of extra room in my suitcase for clippings to bring home.


Cindi    Posted 06-28-2003 at 06:55:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey! I don't suppose it would be close enough that I could hand you a few clippings of my own.....?


cowgirlj    Posted 06-28-2003 at 07:12:10       [Reply]  [Send Email]
About a three hour drive. That would be awesome! We have no plans for travel as of yet. We are in the midsts of reorganizing our family. Cody and I are about to go from empty nest, to full house, so the trip likely won't be until next year. But I would really love that Cindi. We will keep in touch in the meantime. Thanks!
Hey, think I could smuggle a piggey in my suitcase too?


Cindi    Posted 06-28-2003 at 07:22:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
If you find a way to tote it, i'll donate it! Keep me posted.


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