I Garden

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    jay28N jay28N
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Jun 25, 2014

    Gardening with My Mother When I was a little

    girl I used to HATE gardening, greenhouses, nurseries, and the ever dreaded “Plant Section” that could be found in the spring-time of many stores. My mother would browse everything and soak in the sun while she wove her way down the aisles. Magazines and catalogs would come...
    InspireMeZilly InspireMeZilly
    26-30, F
    May 12, 2015

    It Brings Me Peace

    Its where I go when I need to get away.  Something about planting and nurturing then seeing the results is fulfilling to me.  Its one of the few things that I'm very good at.  I can love a plant and watch it grow into something more beautiful that it was before.
    ichooselife ichooselife
    36-40, F
    May 21, 2009

    I Used To, Okay

    I am not saying I won't be growing any TIMatoes this year, hee hee but I might have to switch to coconuts now!
    deleted deleted
    Mar 28, 2011

    Just a Little

    I don't garden much yet since I don't have my own place to do it, but my grandma has me help her often.  There's something very theraputic about watering, weeding, and planting.  Taking care of flowers, trees, shrubs, and all that's out in our lawn pays off - it's...
    RandomFortune RandomFortune
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Mar 2, 2008

    One Summer Without Even A Single Plant Outdoors

    Summer 2012 was too much. This year, back to the big projects. How does a hanging wall of petunias sound? I hope good because that is what will happen at my little place.
    TheSquirrel TheSquirrel
    51-55, M
    Dec 25, 2012

    Plants Good.

    I don't have a big fancy garden, but I find it really soothing to go out there and take care of the yard.  I also sort of enjoy the executive power of being able to decide what's a weed and what to plant.  This year I put in some jasmine, a tomato plant, a blueberry...
    Lumpfish Lumpfish
    26-30, F
    Jun 18, 2008

    Sugar Snap Peas

      When I was a child, one of my parent’s favorite treat was to take us to a lone Chinese restaurant in town, House of Chong. Among other things they were introduced to snow peas (also known as sugar snaps). My parents were curious people who wanted to know how to fix...
    WonderWartHog WonderWartHog
    26-30, M
    1 Response Nov 4, 2009

    To My Green Friends, Another Question

    To my green friends:  It has been awhile since I have asked a question about alternative living.  What are you planting this year and how to do intend to preserve it through the following winter? To my new gardening friends:  Glad to be part of the group.
    TheSquirrel TheSquirrel
    51-55, M
    Mar 14, 2010

    I Like To Garden But Don't Like The Work

    I love to garden but my yard is horrible and I am thinking about hiring a professional to clear out the numerous of tree-like weeds in my yard. I love to plant flowers that are already bloomed because I do not like to wait. But this is my first time planting flower seeds. I...
    2008frenchie 2008frenchie
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 27, 2010

    I Planted Some Tomatoes....

    Tomatoes   In March of this year, my quite-pregnant stepdaughter, in the throes of the nesting urge, planted a garden and told me on the phone about some upside-down-pots she’d hung on her porch for tomatoes.   (http://www.gardeners.com/Gardener+s+Revolution...
    mamapolo mamapolo
    56-60, F
    9 Responses Sep 19, 2008

    Turning Point Farm (my Very First Community Garden!)

    My friends and I decided to start a community garden to provide fresh foods, education about healthy eating habits, and an opportunity to bond with our neighbors. I was never really good at keeping plants my entire life, or so I thought, until I was hired at my community...
    alleybow alleybow
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 14, 2010

    Learning About Petunias

    This is the first year that I have tried petunias.  They are not cooperatiing.  I may have planted the seeds too deep or maybe it just isn't warm enough yet, even in the tray inside my house. 
    TheSquirrel TheSquirrel
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Mar 29, 2010
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