|The clay pots are not for sale.|
You might be a gardening geek at a garage sale if…
You go to a sale, see garden tools hanging on the wall and ask if they are for sale, even though clearly they are not. Bonus points if you have your own garage sale and hide your garden tools and hoes so that no one asks if they are for sale or stares because they have never seen so many garden tools in one garage.
You refuse to sell any of your gardening tools at a garage sale. Bonus points if you have a crappy trowel that is hard to hold, doesn’t dig very well, and you never use it, but you refuse to try to sell it because if a new gardener bought it, tried it, and it didn’t work well for them either, and then he or she gave up on gardening entirely, you’d never forgive yourself.
You have people return to your house a month after the neighborhood garage sale that you weren’t home for to find out what the name of the tree is in your front yard because they saw it flowering and wanted one for themselves. Bonus points if you gave them both the botanical name and the common name and then recommended at least two garden centers that might have it.
You spotted a plant you didn’t recognize at a garage sale and asked the homeowner what it was. Bonus points if they didn’t know the name of the plant so you asked if you could snip a tiny spring of it off to take home to identify. Subtract bonus points if you pinched off a piece of the plant without asking.
You once sold canna roots or dahlia roots at an early spring garage sale. Bonus points if you included written instructions on how to care for them.
You would never sell any of your clay pots at a garage sale, no matter how many you had. Bonus points if you even keep the broken clay pots because you can further break them into pieces to help fill in the bottom of other clay pots when you actually plant something in one of them.
You purchased something at a garage sale that was not originally intended to be used in a garden and then you used it in your garden.
You never sell old t-shirts, shorts or jeans at a garage sale because you wear them to garden in until they are no longer decent or are so dirt stained that no one else would wear them.
And finally, you might be a gardening geek at a garage sale if…
You were going to have a garage sale, but then when the day came, you realized it was the perfect day for gardening so you ditched the garden sale and spent the day in your garden.
(This is the 26th gardening geek post with a list of clues that you might be a gardening geek. If you’d like to read others, click on the gardening geek tag.)