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I Enjoy Gardening

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 146 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Jan 11

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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 Jul 28

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    before I didnt enjoy it, it freaked me out, but now ive got mates, and a group, and its alot of fun and very rewarding
    Deonboy Deonboy 18-21, M Aug 21

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    Right now I'm enjoying a lovely afternoon lying on a hammock in the shade watching the leaves dance in the breeze; it's heaven.
    anhonestgirl anhonestgirl 26-30, F Aug 20

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    I really can not imagine enjoying the sun without being naked! ... Why embarrassing us with a bathing suit ???
    MySecretNakedLife MySecretNakedLife 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 20

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    Dave002 Dave002 56-60, M Aug 19

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    CapHunter CapHunter 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 19

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    I want to know if the truckers out there enjoy the show and the best way to get them to see me while driving.
    Hummingbird100 Hummingbird100 46-50, F 5 Responses Aug 19

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    I cook more food than I can eat because I enjoy cooking so much....good thing I have a big family!
    lailahailallah lailahailallah 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    biandhorny biandhorny 36-40 2 Responses Aug 19

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    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 18

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    I enjoy when one can be open and articulate how they feel, share their thoughts. Minds ate wonderful. I do not understand one who stuffs it all In and never expressing if Thier sad...
    livewire0410 livewire0410 36-40, F Aug 18

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    I want to thank everyone of you who gave me your encouraging words and for your concern in my recent post which i put in 'I am Christian and I Enjoy meaningful conversations' Thank...
    RoyX5 RoyX5 26-30, M Aug 18

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    I'm a boy but I enjoy to stimulate mine too, and also when other boy stimulates them..
    manboobsPlaying manboobsPlaying 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 18

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    But I'd also enjoy more of an attempt to get my attention. "How are you?" Sure is an easy thing to write. I like you're creative and sincere requests. If you copy and paste the...
    BlondeSweetheart BlondeSweetheart 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    I enjoy it and luckily she does too! She knows I'm always taking pics like this... I hope you enjoy her showing off too!
    SamandLynda SamandLynda 46-50, M 10 Responses Aug 16

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