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I've got this compulsive disorder that seems to be developing as a result of gardening and I'm curious if anybody else has it.
I compulsively name plants as I walk by them. I don't do this out loud (thank goodness) so nobody ever knows but I can't seem to help myself. It usually only happens when I walk by a long mixed- border type of flower bed. For example, every morning as I walk in to work I pass by the same garden beds that line the foundation of the building where I work. It is about two blocks long and has a variety of flowers and shrubs but for the most part they keep the same plantings there all the time. Even though I can sit here and tell you every single plant in the bed, I still name them as I walk by them every morning.
My daily stream of consciousness
Hosta, Spirea, Heuchera...I hope I'm not late for my first meeting...
Fragrant Viburnum, Lilly, Ornamental Grass (which one is that)...I hope everybody has their timecards done on time today...
Other Hosta (wonder which one that is), Daylily, dead Spirea (this thing has been dead for over a year why don't they replace it?)...why am I naming these plants again!
I have no other compulsive disorders that I know of and though this one is very harmless, it's so annoying!
Does anybody else compulsively name plants to themselves or do I need to be institutionalized?