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You know you are a gardener if…

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.

Well, gardeners, this one is for YOU! You know you are a gardener when - Edward's Garden Center

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.

-Aimee, blogger for Edward’s Garden Center, ReBath Northeast and S.W.E.A.T. Fitness Studio.

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

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Have a laugh only a gardener would understand

Everyone loves a good joke right? Heck people even like the pretty bad jokes. For your enjoyment, we’ve collected a bunch of jokes only gardeners will appreciate. Are you ready to have a giggle? Gardening Jokes - Edward's Garden Center

  • Little Joey is helping his grandfather dig up potatoes. ‘What I want to know,’ he says, ‘is why you buried the darn things in the first place.’
  • Pete and Harry were talking one day. “My wife asked me to buy ORGANIC vegetables from the market garden,” said Pete.
    “So were you able to find some?” Harry asked.
    “Well when I got to the market, I asked the gardener, ‘These vegetables are for my wife. Have they been sprayed with any poisonous chemicals?'”
    “The gardener answered: ‘No, you’ll have to do that yourself.'”
  • The woman applying for a job in a Florida lemon grove seemed way too qualified for the job. “Look Miss,” said the foreman, “have you any actual experience in picking lemons?”
    “Well, as a matter of fact, yes!” she replied. “I’ve been divorced three times.”
  • What do you get if you divide the circumference of a pumpkin by its diameter?Pumpkin pi.
  • What kind of socks does a gardener wear?
    Garden hose.
  • How do you stop moles digging in your garden? Hide their shovels.
  • A husband and wife are standing at the window admiring their garden. ‘Sooner or later you’re going to have to make a proper scarecrow to keep the birds off the flower beds,’ says the wife. ‘What’s wrong with the one we’ve got?’ asks the husband. ‘Nothing, replies the wife. ‘But Mother’s arms are getting tired.’

Free WeedsHay! Those were funny right? Want some more amusement? Check out these fun gardening puns.

  • Lettuce be married – but we cantaloupe.
  • Organic farmers till it like it is.
  • After winter, the trees are re-leaved.
  • When kissing flowers, tulips are better than one.
  • She beat him to the garden by pre-seeding him.
  • The plums for sale dried out, so the profits were pruned.

Sources for this post: http://www.manwalksintoajoke.com/gardening, http://www.guy-sports.com/humor/jokes/jokes_gardening.htm, http://www.punoftheday.com/cgi-bin/disppuns.pl?ord=S&cat=13&sub=1301&page=5

Hope you got a good laugh or two! Enjoy your weekend in the garden and don’t forget to stop by the Garden Center!