Re: [gardeners] Obsessions

Cheryl & Erich Schaefer (
Sat, 1 Nov 1997 22:22:51 -0500

It's with gardening in general that I'm obsessed. Since I started gardening
I've stopped reading the newspaper, worked twice as hard to spend more time
in the garden, read fewer and fewer books - except those on tape which I
"read" while I dye yarn - and become more knowledgeable about plants than
about nearly everything else. There are piles and piles of garden related
materials all over the house, despite a place created just for them near
the computer, and my project list will take longer than my anticipated life

Of course, one could make a case for an obsession with irises over and
above all the other plants. With over 600 clumps, we are edging toward
growing them on the 3/10 of a mile strip across the road on our neighbor's
farm. Only my husband turns me on more.

Cheryl Schaefer
beautiful hand painted fibers
Zone 5 in the fabulous Finger Lakes of NY