When Did Your Gardening Obsession Hit?
by Debbie Teashon
When did gardening obsession hit you? My affliction began when I was a child. The journey to the green side originated with a crop of cucumbers. Mom gave me the seeds, which I planted them under a shrub. The vines grew out from under the shade to bask in the sun, and gave me a large crop of fruit I consumed almost every day!
Temporarily cured when I became a teenager, the side effects of the cure, was falling in love with a boy. When the love wore off, and I grew up, my gardening obsession returned even stronger. The lure of the flower sirens took a hold of my sensibilities, though the blossoms did not sing an irresistible song, their fragrance, and exquisiteness intoxicated me. I had to possess them, grow them, and view them every day. When the quest for beautiful foliage took over, there was no turning away.
I am not looking for a cure anytime soon.
How do you cope with your obsession?