Gardening Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Not everyone understands gardeners. For some of us it would fair to call our condition – Gardening Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. For those of us who live in the northern lattitudes, winter is the season you are trapped inside your home dreaming of warmer days and doing your best to keep your house plants healthy. The rest of the year you are outside preparing the garden, working in the garden or getting the garden ready for winter.




If you are not a gardener, chances are that you don’t get it. I have had friends ask me if I actually save money by growing vegetables. Huh? That’s not the point for me. Along with vegetable gardens we have blueberry and raspberry patches and some incredible shade gardens. We are lucky to have an extensive perennial garden too. The plants bloom in waves over the spring, summer and fall. Each wave of blooms bring immeasurable joy and satisfaction It is a feeling that is hard to explain to someone who doesn’t like to get their hands dirty.


I found this video that is a short glimpse into the world of “Gardening Obsessive Compulsive Disorder”.  I hope you enjoy it!

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Meet the Dan behind Dan330. He started a Pinterest account in December 2011 while off on a leave from his day job as a captain on an Airbus A330. While traveling the world, Dan practiced his longtime hobby of photography and developed his eye for natural beauty and appreciation of great photography. Continuing his love of exploration and great pictures, Dan added Pinterest to his daily routine; especially during the long Minnesota winters. His eye for great photography was recognized by the Pinterest community and in just under one year, Dan330 had attracted over one million followers. Dan and his wife Laurie have three children, seven grandchildren and two grand puppies. When not pinning, Dan loves to travel and participate in just about any outdoor activity. There are a few exceptions to this, but to find out what they are you have to go to the Dan330 board dedicated to “Things he won’t do”.