Five Tools for Overcoming Compulsive Plant Acquisition

The author, circa early 2010s on a visit to Northwind Perennial Farm, compulsive plant buying in action. For the record, yes, they all fit in the car.

A few days ago, I wrote about Compulsive Plant Acquisition Disorder (CPAD) and the things I learned about myself when I reflected on this behavior. As a result, I’m beginning to change how I garden this year — and I’m planning for the years to come.

I’m also realizing there’s an entire step I missed. I was busy thinking about ways my gardening could change but I didn’t…