Top 10 Signs you have gone over the Garden Edge.

Real Estate Broker/Owner with WHISPERING PINES REALTY 20398180

Many people go over board with their hobbies.

I know for I am one of them. Take Fishing.  I have enough gear in the boat for 8 people to fish even though I fish alone most of the time.   Others it is their gardens.  Here are a few signs of overdoing the garden...


10) Your favorite poem is "Roses are Red, Violets are Blue."

9) Your kids names are Rose, Violet, Daisy and Zucchini.

8) You have 8X10 pictures of your tomato's and peppers on your office shelf.

7) Your idea of a Saturday Night Date is going out in the garden and hand pollination the plants. (Sounds kinky to me)

6) You think that a Cocktail is a liquid fertilizer.

5) You rush home and go straight to your garden and hug your hoses.   then you go into the house and great your family.

4) On Christmas Eve, visions of Sugar Peas dance in your head.

3) After the first frost you are seen holding Funeral Services in your garden.

2) You take your kids multiple vitamins from your kids and use them as a supplement to your plants fertilizer.

And the number one sign...

1)every Spring your family files a "Missing Person's " report.  You remain missing all summer and mysteriously re-appear in the fall.

This list was courtesy of the Master Gardeners club of Isanti County.

With plenty of heat and a lot of moisture the garden has almost grown out of hand.


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Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI
Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates - Gilroy, CA
REALTOR and Broker

William, that would be a treatable condition, I think.  My problem is I cannot throw out an old pair of gardening gloves.  They seem just too precious to depart from.  Too many fond memories.

Jul 21, 2012 12:08 AM #1
Judith Abbott
Coldwell Banker Residential - Dallas, TX

Thanks for the post.  Lots of times the only way I have known I have flown over the edge of the cliff was to look in my rear-view mirror and there it was, WAY BACK behind me.  Over the edge again.....

The year that I realized that I had gone over the gardening edge?  I found myself standing in the kitchen, waiting for the lids to pop down on quart jars of tomatoes.  I realized that I had canned over 300 quarts of tomatoes...and there were just two of us who were going to be eating them.  See what I mean about "over the edge"?


Jul 21, 2012 12:11 AM #2
Larry O'Sullivan
Sandy, UT

William - I sometimes lose my wife in her garden. This morning it was among the weeds. But the cats pointed her out.

Jul 21, 2012 12:13 AM #3
Steve and Jan Bachman
RE/MAX Gateway, Reston, Herndon, Ashburn, Sterling, Fairfax - Herndon, VA
Realtors - Northern Virginia

I know what to do...had all the stuff for really going at it this spring....BUT did not. Hmmm...there is time for a fall crop of vegetables no?

Jul 21, 2012 12:37 AM #4
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Good morning, William --- make sure you are wearing a hat and plenty of sunscreen in the garden -- sounds as if this is a nice addiction and many benefit from your love of "green".  

Jul 21, 2012 01:20 AM #5
Irene Durocher
Coldwell Banker BUYERS AGENT - Boca Raton, FL

Hi William , you would have your hands full in Boca Raton, Florida since everything here grows 24 hours

a day due  to the weather conditions. Have a happy growing season and a fabulous weekend.

Jul 21, 2012 02:08 AM #6
Than Maynard
Coldwell Banker Heart of Oklahoma - Purcell, OK
Broker - Licensed to List & Sell - 405-990-8862

My wife talks about a garden every year, but never does it. I would have to put up an electric fence to keep the deer out anyway.

Jul 21, 2012 04:41 AM #7
Jim Patton
Aspire Home Real Estate 209-404-0816 - Modesto, CA
Realtor - Stanislaus ,Merced, San Joaquin Counties

Now would Zucchini be a boys or girls name?    I guess it beats rutabaga for a name.  Great post William. 

Jul 21, 2012 06:21 AM #8
Randi Brammer
Randi Brammer, Acctg. - Hinckley, MN
Accountant & Tax Preparer

LOL...well, that is one thing that most of the real Faarmers don't worry about.  Some should do more, but I know a few people where the gardens control their lives.

Jul 21, 2012 06:27 AM #9
Richard Weisser
Richard Weisser Realty - Newnan, GA
Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional


I don't garden like I used to ... there was a time when it consumed my whole life!

Jul 21, 2012 09:42 AM #10
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

We have numerous gardens, both flowers and veggies.  But, over the last few years the flowers are leaning more to perrenials for ease of time.,

Jul 21, 2012 09:48 AM #11
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Call the nearest 12 step support group...I need help. I love my garden. The gardening catalogs start coming in before Christmas and from then until the first frost, I'm lost in what I'm going to plant, what I've planted and the harvest. This year we are growing ahead of schedule and are already tired of zucchini and summer squash. My friends are starting to hide when they see me, because they are tired of the squash I keep loading them down with.

Jul 21, 2012 10:52 AM #12
Erby Crofutt
B4 U Close Home Inspections&Radon Testing ( - Lexington, KY
The Central Kentucky Home Inspector, Lexington KY

Have to hand pollinate the water melons this year.  Bees aren't doing their dang job!

Jul 22, 2012 10:19 AM #13
Vern Eaton
Askov, MN
Realtor 651-674-7449

I see a garden theme as of late.

I didn't do one this year and miss it greatly.

Jul 23, 2012 02:40 AM #14
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