That is so funny!! I can relate very much so!!
I had a bunch of babies I had pulled out from different parts of my garden and mothers......
~of~the~valley, baby spirea's, coreopsis's, hosta's, coneflowers, raspberry bushes, chives, strawberries,
to oak trees
and black walnut trees
and I had them on shelves by my potting table,
I also had several all around the garden area
where I'd be potting up babies that grew in area's all along the beds,
And my brother came down one day, and my mother
offered him some :rolleyes:
(without really asking)
Well, the next thing you know, he's walking
around and he actually has this look on his
face like he was shopping in a nursery and
being a kid in a candy store
at the same time, if you can picture that,
because he wasn't paying for any of it
and having his choice pick!!!!
I had to tweak his hands on a few because I only
had one or two or they were promised elsewhere first to people that had given me stuff...........
You were talking about that dreaded "garden bug"
OMG, mine hits me when the snow is whistling out side and it's 0*!!!! I'm nestled in my jammies on the couch with my slippers, robe and blankets....And a ba~zillion magazines piled on top of me, next to me and all around me, all bookmarked, drueled on and wrinkled!!!!!
I remember the first year I really got into gardening and I took those darn books with me every where, I had a stack in the car in case I got stuck in the snow or something and I'd have them to read in there for something to do, I'd take them to my dad (when he was alive) and show him what he needed and then I'd loose him into the books and then mother and I could yak away!!!
I took them to doct appt, and christmas parties, anywhere's I went... I was bad!!!!!
Then when we got the computer it was twice as bad, soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much info and no where's near the time to read it all..
And I couldn't take it with me when I left the house
I was in withdrawl's!!!!
The two boys keep me quite busy now,
and here too, so does mother too.................
But my mother said the books where starting to come in already, (I had them sent to her house this year and she can read some of them first and she sends them next door when she's done, cuts done on the amounts of books).
I wonder what "bug" looks like too Renee!!
I just might have ran if I'd of just known what was in store!!!