By now, anyone who has a Facebook page or follows a blog has seen lists like “21 things you do if you are a dog lover,” “11 things that only happen to pale people,” or “29 Things only S.W.E.A.T.-aholics can relate to.” (That last one is a plug for another blog I write for). Sometimes these posts get annoying, but mostly they are quick amusing reads that you only look at if you can immediately relate to the topic.
You know you are a gardener if….
- You can make an entire meal using only items from your garden and it’s your favorite meal of the week.
- You’re running out of places to garden, but the neighbor’s yard looks promising.
- On vacation your car is programmed to arrive at every garden center and botanic garden along the way.
- It’s common for you to find seeds in your pocket. Trouble is you often can’t remember where the seeds came from.
- You wait impatiently for the day when the frost finally stops and you can start pulling weeds and planting seeds.
- A new gas powered edger or tiller as an anniversary gift is not considered immediate grounds for divorce.
- Instead of throwing out the sprouting potatoes in your vegetable bin, you plant them.
- You’re love of gardening has been forcibly passed down to your children and at least one of them retains that love of gardening once leaving your household.
- You know exactly how to run the leaf shredder, but you haven’t quite figured out how to use your cell phone voice mail.
- Your yard is tidier than your home during gardening season.
- Pine needles, mulch and/or seeds can be found on your clothes at any given time.
- There are more pairs of gardening gloves throughout your house than there are shoes.
- While visiting a friend’s house, the weeds jump out at you and you have to pull them.
- You are outside in 6 inches of snow looking at your garden because you had a sudden epiphany (thanks to Pinterest).
- You complain about getting up early for work, but get up even earlier on the weekends to get started on your gardening.
- When looking for a new car, you consider how many flats of flowers, bags of mulch and tools the potential car can hold.
- You enjoy working in your garden so much you forget to eat.
- You visit your local garden center often and follow their Facebook page, blog, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.
Sources for this post: https://web.extension.illinois.edu/cfiv/homeowners/120103.html, http://gardening.about.com/u/ua/gardenprimer/You-Know-You-Are-A-Gardener.htm