Gardening Related Phobias
People have more fears than you can shake a Zucchini at. There's someone
out there, who is scared of just about anything and everything. If new,
undocumented fears arises, Psychologists are more than willing to create
a new name for it.
Listed below are gardening related phobias that just might scare the daylights out of you. Although, we hope that none of them fit you!
Acarophobia- fear of itching or insects that cause itching.
Alliumphobia - the fear of garlic
Anthophobia - the fear of flowers
Apiphobia - the fear of bees
Arachnophobia - is the fear of spiders
Astraphobia - the fear of thunder and lightning
Batrachophobia- fear of amphibians: frogs, newts, salamanders
Botanohobia - this is a gardener that is afraid of plants!!!
Bufonophobia - you have this, because you are scared of toads
Ceraunophobia - is the fear of thunder
Cnidophobia- fear of stings
Cryophobia- the fear of extreme cold, ice or frost
Dendrophobia: - the fear of trees
Entomophobia - the fear of insects
Heliophobia - the fear of the sun
Hydrophobia - the fear of water
Insectophobia - the fear of insects. There are so many bugs out there, that
they get two names( also see Entomophobia)
Lachanophobia - the fear of vegetables
Mycophobia - is the fear of mushrooms. Many mushrooms are poisonous. Perhaps
this fear has some merit!?!
Mottephobia - why, you are araid of moths!
Myrmecophobia - is the fear of ants
Nyctophobia - the fear of night or darkness
Ombrophobia - is the fear of rain
Ophidiophobia - are you are scared of snakes? ... me, too
Orinthophobia - the fear of birds, especially birds aftre your garden goodies
Pagophobia- the fear of ice or frost. Gardeners are justified in having this
Panthophobia - is the fear of disease. Not limited to plant disease.
Parasitophobia - the fear of parasites
Randidaphobia - the fear of frogs
Rupophobia - is the fear of dirt
Scoleciphobia - the fear of worms
Seplophobia- the fear of decaying matter Watch out for that compost
Spheksohobia - People who have this, are scared of wasps
Zoophobia - the fear of animals
What are you afraid of? Let us know!