What kind of gardener are you?
Find out by taking the “Plant Spacing Personality Quiz”.
Look at the picture of these two plants and answer this question:
“Are these two plants planted too close together”?
If you answered, “Yes, and which one is going to eventually claim this space as their own, my money is on the Helleborus”, then you are a competitive gardener, one who likes to over plant and then stand back and see which plants win the battle for the garden.
If you answered, “Yes, now dig those up right now, separate them, and give them their own space”, you are a practical gardener, one who likes for plants to be properly spaced and properly cared for, so they can properly display their best qualities, properly.
If you answered, “Cool, how did you do that“, you are an inquisitive gardener, who assumes that this was done on purpose and wish you had thought to do it in your own garden and you can’t wait to try it in your garden.
If you answered, “How in the world did you violate the Pauli Exclusion Principle? I wouldn’t believe it except I’m seeing it”, then you are a geeky gardener who somehow relates everything, even unrelated scientific principles, to gardening.
If you answered, “Clearly garden fairies did this“, then you are an imaginative gardener who sees beyond what is in the garden to what could be in the garden.
If you answered, “There are two plants there, I thought it was just one” then you are likely a naive gardener and I have some special, magic bean seeds to sell you.
If you answered, “It depends”, then you are a conflicted gardener, who may need additional therapy, perhaps with Dr. Hortfreud, to help you work out whatever issues are keeping you from answering yes or no.
(Dr. Hortfreud is the author of this quiz and may use any and all answers for further research.)