Garden humor thread..


Garden Addicted
Apr 18, 2014
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Lower Hudson Valley, New York

I always find that second one a little funny (well the first two thirds, the third part is new to me) since in my seed collection I have seed from a white, nearly transparent tomato (I nicknamed it "peeled eyeball" when I got it, because you could see all the veins through the fruit) that actually IS sweet enough that a fruit salad would be a more appropriate place for it (only time when putting a splash of vinegar and some salt on a tomato actually ruined the flavor.


Garden Master
Nov 16, 2011
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Southeast VA
Gardening Related Phobias

People have more fears than you can shake a Zucchini at. There's someone out there, who is scared of just about anything and everything. If new, undocumented fears arises, Psychologists are more than willing to create a new name for it.
Listed below are gardening related phobias that just might scare the daylight sout of you. Although, we hope that none of them fit you!
Alliumphobia - the fear of garlic
Anthophobia - the fear of flowers
Apiphobia - the fear of bees
Arachnophobia - is the fear of spiders
Astraphobia - the fear of thunder and lightning
Batonohobia - this is a gardener that is afraid of plants!!!
Bufonophobia - you have this, because you are scared of toads
Ceraunophobia - is the fear of thunder
Dendrophobia: - the fear of trees
Entomophobia - the fear of insects
Heliophobia - the fear of the sun
Hydrophobia - the fear of water
Insectophobia - the fear of insects. There are so many bugs out there, that they get two names( also see Entomophobia)
Lachanophobia - the fear of vegetables
Mycophobia - is the fear of mushrooms. Many mushrooms are poisonous. Perhaps this fear has some merit!?!
Mottephobia - why, you are araid of moths!
Myrmecophobia - is the fear of ants
Nyctophobia - the fear of night or darkness
Ombrophobia - is the fear of rain
Ophidiophobia - are you are scared of snakes? ... me, too
Orinthophobia - the fear of birds
Pagophobia- the fear of ice or frost. Gardeners are justified in having this one.
Panthophobia - is the fear of disease. Not limited to plant disease.
Parasitophobia - the fear of parasites
Randidaphobia - the fear of frogs
Rupophobia - is the fear of dirt
Scoleciphobia - the fear of worms
Seplophobia- the fear of decaying matter Watch out for that compost pile!!
Spheksohobia - People who have this, are scared of wasps
Zoophobia - the fear of animals


Garden Master
Dec 13, 2007
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border, ID/WA(!)
Years ago, I would bat the bugs outta the way when I came in the backdoor. Two homes over 30 years had lights with inches of the doors. I wasn't afraid of the bugs. It was years before I learned that nearly all of these critters were lacewings.

I should have just bowed and said, "excuse me," as I slipped past our garden helpers.

As a child, I thought the skins of snakes were unusually beautiful. There were plenty of rattlesnakes in southern Oregon and we were taught how to walk carefully. I never lost my appreciation of their beauty.

I feel that I have a healthy fear of lightning.

"Phobophobia" is associated with panic attacks. I shouldn't make any jokes but people with unwarranted fears are scary -- especially if they get together in groups.


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