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I Enjoy Gardening

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 124 People

    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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    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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    I arrived here in the heat of early Summer,

    the house empty and garden tinder-dry. The hot weather had driven everyone in the village indoors and the garden was quiet, baking in the sun. Patches of dead lawn the colour of wheat crunched underfoot as I walked about the half-acre at midday. Birds sat silently with beaks...
    softgreenhourglass softgreenhourglass 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 8

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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 70+, M Feb 12, 2013

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    First time gardener here

    and can't wait for my veggies to come in! Yeah, yeah I know I planted to much but, we'll see how it goes!
    Ski75 Ski75 36-40, M Jun 10

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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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    Related Experiences

    I enjoy doing my gardening nude. I grow both flowers and vegetables.
    nudistwifeandmother nudistwifeandmother 41-45, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    I live the country and have a nice garden that I maintain in my backyard. I love to grow flowers and vegetables. When gardening I am nude there too as well. I love nudity where...
    maturemominbackyard maturemominbackyard 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 7

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    I am a country woman and love to garden in the nude. Being a nudist wife and mom, I love doing everything inside and outside naked. I sit on my power mower and cut the grass, go...
    momingarden momingarden 36-40, F 4 Responses Sep 9

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    I think I'm falling in love with gardening.
    FinlayBrowne FinlayBrowne 31-35, F 4 Responses Sep 3

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    I am a Russian man and I would like to share a story about my life. When I was 7 years old, I began to go to school. I was surrounded by my parents, my maternal grandfather and his...
    alexalan alexalan 51-55, M 1 Response Sep 1

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    I enjoy striking up conversations with strangers. There's nothing better than talking to a random person at the grocery check out line when the only other option is boredom. I...
    heartshinegirl heartshinegirl 41-45, F 1 day ago

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    I enjoy conversations where people are open to share ideas and experiences that can sometimes be considered "out of the box". I enjoy discussing innovative plans or developments...
    Anrymci Anrymci 46-50, F 4 Responses Sep 2

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    Thumbin’ Through The Past. Someone once asked me what kinds of music I liked and I replied that I could enjoy just about anything as long as it’s played and performed...
    Steffi97 Steffi97 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 26

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    23 Things Why Spending Time Alone Is Awesome! by Jamie Varon, a Thought Catalog West Coast Producer, a writer and a coffee lover. 1. A weekend in which you have no plans, no...
    lovingRIZA lovingRIZA 51-55, F Sep 7

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    Is that weird? I like talking to friends, and enjoy big group chats, but sometimes I just like to sit in silence and enjoy what's happening here and now instead of filling the air...
    downer12 downer12 16-17, M 1 Response Sep 13

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    My cousin is 13 years old, and I taught him to go shirtless. After our first time swimming this summer, I didn't change back into my shirt. He asked if I lost mine, and I told him...
    Triangulate Triangulate 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 22

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    I do enjoy a wide range of music but I despise iggy azalea. Good God in heaven, she's awful. As in I'd better be a good person while here on Earth or I'll spend my time in Hell...
    ineedadrink ineedadrink 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 22

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    I enjoy 4-dimensional conversations. For example: people that can define words and context while talking. There are so many perspectives and situations that arguments, thoughts, or...
    colorstone colorstone 31-35, M Aug 22

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    My cousin is 13 years old, and I taught him to go shirtless. After our first time swimming this summer, I didn't change back into my shirt. He asked if I lost mine, and I told him...
    Triangulate Triangulate 18-21, M Aug 23

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    Rather, I enjoy studying it--it completely baffles me, how little we know about our own existence.
    LEMONrelishthemusic LEMONrelishthemusic 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    Yes , I enjoy making love . I love having sex. But making love us so special to me. I go upstairs in the evening . I've already hinted to my, dare I say " partner " not partner as...
    JohnCrighton JohnCrighton 51-55, M 1 Response Aug 24

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    I'm screamed in the living room because I saw the sparkling of the eyes of the winner of Pinoy Big Brother. The one who really deserved to be won because of his amazing personality...
    Sharot27 Sharot27 18-21, F Aug 24

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    I have the sweetest neighbors. They have been married for 60 years. The wife is confined to a wheelchair now, and the husband is still healthy and spry. He enjoys working in his...
    Bikinigardener Bikinigardener 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 25

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    I enjoy the feeling of fur, it's so soft
    AntonyBoysLovesLongHair AntonyBoysLovesLongHair 18-21, M Aug 25

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    It's kinda fun. A surface of people's mind. A safe zone that won't drag you to go deeper. Doing so shall peril your life. So, it's enjoyable and innocent. Except those days...
    NonchalantEros NonchalantEros 31-35, M 2 Responses Aug 26

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    I love to write, I have many ideas I hope to finish a book one day. I use writing to vent too not just stories but poems and letters I dont intend to send and oddly enough I enjoy...
    FromTheHeartOfaWoman FromTheHeartOfaWoman 22-25, F Aug 27

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    I can enjoy just about any kind of music except for country. This morning I started listening to Frank Sinatra and have now switched to Korn. I'd say that's a little variation.
    SEIGUY SEIGUY 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 28

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    When I was a teenage I felt so sorry for anyone over 30. But now at 55, I see the absolute beauty of growing older. Now, I have worked for over 30 years, I have raised two...
    RedXSue RedXSue 51-55, F Aug 30

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    Does anyone else enjoy this subject?
    HeFeedee HeFeedee 46-50, M Aug 31

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    I enjoy helping others, especially those who have become close friends through mutual help and understanding in the course of time. My closest friendship started when I met a...
    haraldr haraldr 70+ 1 Response Aug 31

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    I enjoy meaningful conversations aha... its cool getting to know people and them you... my perviness is just a part of me it is not all of me. Am more than happy to talk about your...
    surfdas surfdas 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 31

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    I do make up... it's something i just enjoy doing. I like making people feel beautiful. And Plus we're all beautiful make-up just inhanses beauty.
    April8th April8th 16-17, F Aug 31

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    Sitara-i-Imtiaz ~ RESHMA.Reshma Jee, (1947 - 3 November 2013) IS a renowned folk singer of Pakistan, who IS also very popular in India. She still has and will always continue to...
    mejj mejj 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    My stomach feels horrible. The coffee is all I had left to enjoy really.
    Nixed Nixed 31-35, M Sep 2

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    I enjoy taking care of others that are in need. Im currently in school for nursing. Ive had a lot of experience taking care of the sick. The problem now is i dont think i could...
    Ashleymil Ashleymil 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 3

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    I a taxi driver. Most of the customers I give ride too are either drunk or broke. Either they don't know where they go or don't have money to pay the fare. I feel like I should...
    greatmotuma greatmotuma 26-30, M 8 Responses Sep 3

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    Probably one of the worst and best jobs I've worked, on a busy night time just flies out the door, everything feels like a blur but on a quiet night. People come in sit around have...
    kisukes kisukes 22-25, M Sep 4

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    Here is a link to a story I wrote before EP's new censorship. EP Link Hope you enjoy. X
    Heellover Heellover 36-40, M Sep 4