FOMO in the Gardening World
Updated: Feb 10, 2022
Full disclosure--I'm a gardening YouTube junky, especially in the long winter months when there's nothing to do other than to dream of a spring and summer garden brimming with flowers. The problem with being a YouTube junky is many of the gardening gurus share seed hauls, bulb orders, top annuals and perennials, etc. Before you know it, I'm filling carts and checking out before I even know where I'm going to fit everything.
My biggest FOMO which is, in reality--a true missing out--has to do with Floret Flower Farm. Yes, like you, I've drooled over the stunning photos of massive bouquets (friends, no matter how much I hone my skills, my flowers ain't never gonna look like Erin's). But that doesn't mean I don't want them to and, of course, my best chance at that dream is to buy Floret seeds.
The problem (or at least my problem) with Floret seeds there is not enough supply for the overwhelming demand. Unfortunately, the seed sales start during the day and during the week when I'm at work--at my day job, I don't have the luxury of time. Each year, I think to myself--there's gonna be something left over when I get home from work. Guess what? There never is... everything I had my heart set on is "sold out". Of course, you always want what you can't have. The unavailability of the seeds makes me want them even more--almost to the point of obsession.
I've thought about scheduling a day off to shop Floret seeds to my hearts content, but somehow I can't justify the day for seed shopping. I need a seed broker or personal seed shopper--someone I could give my Floret wishlist to and they could be ready at the keyboard to snatch those seeds up before sell out.
In the meantime, I will press my nose against the proverbial greenhouse window and work on managing my FOMO. Someday, I will get my hands on the ever elusive Floret seeds and grow flowers as unique and beautiful as Erin's. If you dare, check out Floret for a harsh lesson in supply and demand.