As far as checking gardening forums goes, I do it sporadically. I find that blogs are usually much more in-depth in the way that I crave. The other day, though, I had finished checking all of the blogs I like via Garden Voices, and decided to visit their forums. On the Perennials forum, a poster with the username "Aachenelf" (who I wish had a blog of his own, by the way) had posed an interesting question: "Have you gone through plant or gardening phases?"
I'm a relative newbie in the world of gardening, so I was surprised to realize that I have already gone through quite a few phases. I'll post some more about my phases in a few days, but I wanted to pose the same question to all of you first.
Any gardening phases that you've gone through? An expensive addiction to Japanese maples? A tireless quest for the perfect foxglove? The quest to create the perfect kitchen garden, worthy of a French chateau? The mistaken belief that you really needed to grow 37 different kinds of tomatoes--and that you would eat or can them all?
Come on, now... this one will be fun. Let's all 'Fess Up!