You might be a gardening geek on Easter if…
You check the year before to see when Easter is and then plan your bulb purchases to ensure maximum bloom on this special day. Bonus points if you just go ahead and order, early, mid-season, and late bulbs so you are ready every year.
You think that seed packets are the perfect gift for Easter baskets for all the little ones. Bonus points if you’ve ever made your own seed packets, labeled them “Seed Money” and then put money in them for older kids. Double bonus points if you’ve also stuffed Christmas stockings with seed packets.
You momentarily forget your war on the rabbits in your garden during the Easter season, because one of them just might be the Easter bunny. Even you don’t want to “do in” the Easter bunny before his big day. Bonus points if you’ve also written some bunny fables about how bunnies of all seasons, including Halloween and Christmas, relate to Easter.
You go to church and momentarily miss some words of the homily because you are staring at all the flowers. Bonus points if you can name all the flowers. Double bonus points if you can list all the botanical names of all the flowers in church.
You try to crack open eggs before Easter by taking a little off the top of the shell, then you stuff the empty shells with dirt, grow grass seed in them for hair, and decorate them with funny faces. Bonus points if you try to make the faces look like famous gardeners from the past.
You look at those packages of Peeps and wonder if someone has figured out how to turn them into plant fertilizer because you know a few of them will get left in the garden after the big egg hunt. Bonus points if later you look at the Peeps after they’ve hardened in the open air and wonder if they could be used in a sling shot to scare away rabbits.
Your new Easter bonnet is really a new gardening hat to wear all summer. Bonus points if you use a Sussex trug for your Easter basket and your new Easter shoes are a brand new pair of gardening clogs.
You host an Easter egg hunt in your garden and the Easter bunny hides the eggs so well that you end up finding an egg or two later on in the summer time.
Finally, you might be a gardening geek on Easter if you see the blooms on the native dogwoods, and are reminded of The Legend of the Dogwood and what Easter is really all about.