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Thread: Curse this blasted addiction of mine!!!!

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    Curse this blasted addiction of mine!!!!

    Less than a month after losing my main job due to the company's loss of a big contract, I did NOT need to see that VFTs have arrived at the local Wal Mart. I "broke in" to the domes of flowering plants and popped off the flower stems to give them a little more of a chance in those conditions and yes, of course walked out with two of my own.

    I know that it is not as imporant an expense as say, food, but I was helpless to resist those little faces.

    but it gets worse....

    I then headed to a garden center that has a few domed carnivores that I've sort of adopted. I took one of the store's deep saucers and filled it with H2O from a fountain in the greenhouse and set the plants in it with the domes taken off. I stopped by to refill the water and then I saw them...two giant N. mirandas hanging from above! One had two plants in it and the other had pitchers that probably were pushing 7 or 8 inches. $25 each.

    Sadly, I did resist-for now. I called for some growing environemnt guidelines and to my dismay learned what I had feard that a) it was a great price for a plant this large and b) it'd grow quite well here-espcially outside in the summer.

    It is only a matter of time before I go back for one. I can just feel it. Maybe I'll let them continue to grow them in their greenhouse for a bit until I can swing it.

    Why do these things have to be so bloody addictive?!!!?
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    thats not addiction..............................addiction is staring at 30 pots of moss and slime that might also contain Utrics that look damn near identical, willing them to flower so you can prove to your wife that they infact ARE different
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    Lol, I'm surprised you weren't asked to leave lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustLikeAPill View Post
    Lol, I'm surprised you weren't asked to leave lol.
    Yeah, you must have a nice relationship with your garden center. When I pick up a bag of soil I always get the "crazy eye" like I'm going to shove a bale of peat under my shirt. I was hoping once I matured a little, to say 25 years old, I would stop being followed like a 16 year old condom shoplifter. Oh well...

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    addiction is trying to convince your better half that the lil dime-quarter sized nep or heli is actually worth the $60-$100 you paid for it.............

    addiction is trying to hide from the wife your $300+ order to Lowrie's.........

    addiction is the fact you know out of that $300 order roughly $100 of it may very well not sprout..............

    addiction is volenteering lots of your time to botanical gardens and CP dealers hoping for free plants..........

    addiction is spending $120 on orchids to help your 45 minutes of begging to pay for a cutting of a large nep on display at an orchid greenhouse.............and them paying another $50 for the unrooted cutting..............

    dude you have a long way to go

    note some of the above i have yet to do though i do know an individual who has
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    Addiction is waking up in a pool of digestive fluids, with Sarracenia pollen covering your nose. You hope to God you were only trying to hybridize, but you can't remember. There is N. lowii custard stuck to the roof of your mouth and you hope that's nectar on your chin. You test positive for coniine. Other people can stop at one or two nepenthes, but not you. You can't say no. You always want more and more and more. Just one more.

    That's addiction.

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    this could be a new thread!


    keep 'em coming, this is amusing!


    I guess my addiction has a long way to go but it has certainly been sown and germination has begun. I just don't have the $ yet but I am spending the $ that I do get (as the end of the job was nearing I went and ordered a cephalotus) that I shouldn't be. It's a start.

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    every time I go to the supermarket, I *have* to stop by the floral section. This is because there were some VFTs there once or twice, and some Nepenthes alata-or-is-it-ventrata?. During a recent one of these visits I did a double take because, if you look kind of quickly, tulip leaves kind of look like Heliamphora..

    actually i did the same thing again, a couple weeks later, but with Calla lilies.

    no money was spent, but I think I have a problem nonetheless..
    -Emily

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