Thursday, July 07, 2011
If you know that the meaning of the word discombobulated is "to be thrown into confusion" and you are a gardener, you can readily imply that the meaning of the word "hortombobulated" is something along the lines of "to be thrown into confusion in a garden" or more precisely "to be thrown into confusion on matters related to gardening".
For the record, I am not personally hortombobulated. I am not confused on matters related to gardening, though sometimes it looks as though I have no idea what I am doing, even after decades of gardening. But for those who do feel hortombobulated right now, hang in there. It is still early July. There is time to get yourself and your garden straightened out before the end of the season.
Generally, most gardeners hoe themselves out of a hortombobulated state. They go out to their gardens and just start weeding, deadheading, trimming, mowing, sweating, and hoeing until they've worked everything out and feel less confused and more like their gardens are once again under control.
For severe cases of hortombobulation (is that a word? Oh wait, it is as much of a word as hortombobulated is, never mind), it may be necessary to seek professional help which can come from a general laborer or helpful family member, a garden designer, a gardening therapist or some other qualified individual, depending on the root cause of your hortombobulation. Knowing where it stems from is also helpful in deciding how to address hortombobulation.
Yes, the use of the words "root" and "stem" was intentional.
In other news, I will soon be posting the next installment of the Tale of the Green Bandana Garden Club. Check back later for that.
"May you never be so hortombobulated that you want to give up on gardening entirely."