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I Enjoy Gardening

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 146 People

    Gardening Is Relaxing But So Rewarding

    Hello. I sit eagerly all winter for spring too arrive. The new sprouting's from your bulbs you planted the year prior, start showing themselves as they slowly creep out of the soil. It always makes me feel good too stand on my deck and look at how pretty the yard and flower beds...
    MissingTeenie MissingTeenie 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 9, 2010

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    My first year of having a flower garden

    and it's doing amazing. I'm so shocked I even brought some back from the dead. LOL Egg shells do wonders to keep the slugs and snails away. In my opinion overcast days are the best days to do yard work. And yes, I enjoy pulling weeds and dead heading.
    ShaunnyBrotten ShaunnyBrotten 36-40, F 1 Response a week ago

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    We Need To Put In The Effort

    We reap what we sow. How true it is. If we take the time to invest in something useful the rewards are there to reap. The reward may not be monetary but can be very pleasurable. I spend time in my garden, spring, summer, autumn or winter. They like us need care. I love my...
    HardingP119 HardingP119 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 27, 2013

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    Feeding Mind And Body

    I enjoy gardening. From the breaking of the ground. To the harvest. It is a way to relieve stress. You can watch your efforts pay off day to day. I Can always find something that need my attention. It's a way for me to feed my mind and body.
    gasolinealley gasolinealley 46-50, F Oct 23, 2013

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    I'm finally developing my gardens in this place

    we are living (always had gardens and nice yards in the previous places, even as a kid). Last year I planted a lawn and flower bed in the front, and this spring I started tomatoes and chill's in the back. More to come, but I need to get a job to pay my expenses and fund my...
    justbeit justbeit 51-55, M 5 Responses Jun 10, 2014

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    Okay, I am not sure I like gardening,

    but I think I will. I have always lived in a city pretty much and not much opportunity to have a garden or grow much. I did house sit for a friend who had a garden and took care of watering and taking care of her tomatoes and I enjoyed it. I am not living somewhere with some...
    kaitycookie kaitycookie 22-25, F Jan 11

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    Love Getting My Hands Dirty

    As an adult, I have always had a garden. I can grow marvelous plants anywhere, even in the hot, dry, desert sun. When I lived in California I had a Japanese themed garden that filled my yard. In Las Vegas I had a square foot raised garden bed where I supplemented...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 9, 2009

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    Seeds

    One of my favorite gardening activities is collecting seeds.  Last week I collected some seeds from crown vetch that is growing in a ditch near where I work.  I wasn't sure I had seed at first because the seeds are in a cluster of spikes and the seeds are...
    ferndill ferndill 41-45, M Sep 6, 2009

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    Urban Garden

    I swear I must have been born right in the mud and grass of my parents' rental, because it's been engrained in me since I was really litt;le playing with the raddishes the landlord grew there. We moved when I was three or so into the house I spent my childhood right up until a...
    bhrc bhrc 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 4, 2012

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    The Incredible Shrinking Lawn.

    I planted over 100 bulbs and other plants today... and I'm still not done!
    Bennah Bennah 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 3, 2009

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    Gardening Anywhere ...

    I am enjoying my gardening, even tho I'm living in a rented house. Lots of my plants are in containers, as I have this (NOT deluded) notion that I am gonna be able to buy (share ?) a house, and plant the stuff in the ground. Just about everything grows better in the ground...
    scabow scabow 66-70, M Feb 12, 2013

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    Hard to Beleive!

    I remember as a kid enjoying the garden with my mother.  She had a real green thumb and I so enjoyed seeing things grow.  As a young man, in my first house, I had a small garden, but when I moved, I never had a garden again until last year. I have a huge garden...
    2nice 2nice 46-50, M Oct 4, 2009

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    Frustrated Gardener

    I started getting into gardening after I met my wife - she is a keen gardener but has arthritis and therefore has to limit her gardening endeavors. to be honest I have little interest in growing plants, shrubs, trees etc. but I do LOVE growing my own veg. I have cleared a little...
    Nomoretomorrow Nomoretomorrow 36-40, M 2 Responses Dec 10, 2012

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    No tiller- just a shovel & sore shoulders today!

    Been living here 4 months & it's time to prepare the earth for next Spring. It's amazing how the feel & smell of the dirt can help heal the mind. :-)
    lackluster40 lackluster40 36-40, F Nov 8, 2014

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    Nothing like beautiful weather,

    walking through the grass barefoot and working in the yard. Spent my afternoon pulling weeds and beautifying my herb gardens and flower beds. That is how i relax and release stress. It was wonderful finding the motivation to get into the yard. Hmm.... Smiling very brightly to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses May 6

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    Gardening Mishaps

    My worst experience associated with gardening with a large garden fork occurred when I was not looking at what I was actually doing.The result was I pushed that large fork through my left foot,that is through the shoe as well. I ended up in hospital getting stitches. Then my last...
    silverkyt silverkyt 61-65 Mar 4, 2012

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    Complaint

    It is a major source of genuine happiness.I experience it each and every time.I love to look through the big windowin every season and I take care of the colors.It should be green in all its shades half ot the year.Flowers are for spring and autumnwhen either I cannot wait for...
    moreandless moreandless 56-60, M Sep 25, 2011

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    Slugs

    I have come to the conclusion that slugs are Mother Nature's tax collectors. After all it's her dirt, her rain, her sun, and ultimately, it was her seeds. She's just trying to recoup expenses by getting her share. That being said though, I hate paying taxes.
    Fortnight Fortnight 51-55, M Sep 29, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    I always have enjoyed my alone time. Its a great pleasure to sit and think, imagine or simply re-group. Like a lot of us on here, I also enjoy my alone time simply pleasure myself...
    JoshC63 JoshC63 51-55, M 2 days ago

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    i enjoy dom/sub roles alot they are so fun
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 26

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    I enjoy helping others, but no one helps me when women lift my kilt, then I look after myself
    Richard161 Richard161 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 26

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    I enjoy having people's back its such a great feeling when u give people a hand .. support them and help them to reach their goals ... when u have people's back they will have urs...
    amrhany amrhany 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 25

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    My wife worn her special bathing suit today to our neighborhood pool. It's a one piece cut incredibility low. Normally she only wears this suit while out on our boat. It was...
    Loversf1 Loversf1 61-65, M 3 Responses Jul 25

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    After 6 years, we went for a picnic today at waterfall. One of my friend made a chicken curry. We enjoyed a lot.
    Jms04 Jms04 18-21, M Jul 25

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    i enjoy wearing them too and have done since i was in my late teens (i have my reasons but won't go into detail here) but i really want to tell the guy i'm seeing (not a boyfriend...
    amylfs92 amylfs92 22-25, F 7 Responses Jul 25

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    Granted enjoy my isolation, but it does get very lonely
    Averageguy41011 Averageguy41011 41-45, M 3 Responses Jul 25

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    good simple recipe that takes time to cook but is not hard. boxed Velveeta scalloped potatoes, the cheesy kind is what I used. beef tips. shredded cheese. all this varies depending...
    shadewolf7 shadewolf7 18-21, M Jul 24

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    A cigarette every once in a while is something that I really enjoy. :) Sometimes I like to take a smoke while watching the horizon outside.
    XxDaisyWintersx XxDaisyWintersx 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 24

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    I love being naked in my garden enjoy the sun , mow my lawn and doing any gardening that needs doing . I also enjoy being naked in the country side nothing better .
    nakednudist nakednudist 46-50, M Jul 24

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    Quiet contentment is a great place to be, no words of love, hate, or smartassery. Where the sky is clear blue, and the breeze of the day plays a clear tune. Battles of have...
    HotMessExpress101 HotMessExpress101 31-35, F 10 Responses Jul 24

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    Not mine, per say, but my parents, but I do enjoy working in the garden. The roses are my favorite. I just spent a good part of the whole week, weeding, clipping, fertilizing, and...
    michelley1999 michelley1999 18-21, F 11 Responses Jul 24

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    I can also enjoy meaningless conversations with equal enthusiasm.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 23

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    You may enjoy this Hypnotia
    mintybear2 mintybear2 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 23

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    Ive never really felt lonely, until now. For some reason. I usually enjoy being by myself because its less stressful, but lately Ive been doing things all day long, and havent...
    moretotheeyes moretotheeyes 18-21, F Jul 22

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    I've been building wooden outdoor furniture for about ten years. I've recently started building children's outdoor furniture. I have a four-year-old, so he tests everything out...
    ProfessorPhoton ProfessorPhoton 26-30, M Jul 21

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    I enjoy talking to others about things that shift my perspective a bit. I love having my opinions and views challenged, forcing me to really think about where they stem from and...
    AcousticSoul17 AcousticSoul17 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 21

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    I would enjoy to have a nice conversation with someone close to my age(16) to get to know each other and stuff
    thefeds thefeds 16-17, M 4 Responses Jul 21

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    I was always a fat kid, suffering all the jabs that are common to that situation. Met someone else in college who was fat, and we decided to just give over to it and see where it...
    adamassive adamassive 36-40, M 3 Responses Jul 20

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    I enjoy chatting and sky ping I am very fit and don't mind bbws
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 20

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    I have to say it's quiet rare, but on occasion I switch to receive rather than give. The last time was a few days ago. I was with a friend, we've only known each other for a short...
    sexyspanker sexyspanker 41-45, M 3 Responses Jul 20

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    This story takes place when I was 18. Part 2Back in Part 1 of this story, I talk about how I forgot to bring my bathing suit to my swimming class. I recommend you read part 1 first...
    MissChatBot MissChatBot 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 20

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    I love my girly side. I feel so free and relaxed when I'm enjoying this side of my life.
    michaellaxcd michaellaxcd 56-60, M 1 Response Jul 20

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    I enjoy cooking and eating good food
    allychef allychef 36-40, M Jul 20

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