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    A Question For The Greenthumbs - Would bamboo and strawberry plants grow well together in a planter?  In the spring I want to plant some bamboo on my small balcony and I love...
    Allysync Allysync 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 19, 2010

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    Still Cleaning Up The Yard - My yard is a mess from years of neglect.  I just cleaned out a corner today, and found a lot of empty pots. I usually have a lot of plants die...
    iminvisible2 iminvisible2 56-60 May 16, 2010

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    I love my garden. It helps me to relax and I am not only able to have fresh vegetables in the summer but also preserve from it for the winter and early spring. Here is picture from...
    CowboyFarmer CowboyFarmer 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 30

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    Green Thumb - I have worked in a garden since I was 8 years old. My folks had a big back yard in the country, we would plant a variety of vegetables and berries every year. The...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 15, 2012

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    Yard Work - I love to work in my garden and yard, it is good to feel the dirt and smell the flowers. After all your hard work is done, sweat on your brow, you can admire your handy...
    mother mother 61-65, F 3 Responses May 14, 2008

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    Do You Talk to Your Plants? - C'mon, it's confession time here in the garden....do you ever talk to your plants?  If so, do you just tell them how your day went? (I tried...
    MaMegabyte MaMegabyte 51-55, F 3 Responses May 26, 2008

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    The Color of Life Is Green. - I LOVE to garden. I just moved into a new house, and dinked around all summer. But now that I know what I'm going to do, I'll have a fruitful garden...
    DunkelAugen DunkelAugen 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 2, 2008

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    Art of Gardening With Little Sight - You have to don your glasses to protect eyes put your cap on to shield the eyes then you are ready to go gardening.  I love being in the...
    tillywilliams tillywilliams 66-70 1 Response Jul 18, 2009

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    Would Enjoy Flower Seeds, Thank You For Those Who Sell By The Road - I love inside plants and gardening. I have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome so I can't keep up with it as I'd like to...
    MsBlueDreamer MsBlueDreamer 41-45, F Oct 29, 2011

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    My Garden - Even as a very young child I loved gardening.  Over the last few years I have gardened for several elderly people - as well as looking after my own garden.  I do have...
    kazzieabc kazzieabc 51-55 Mar 5, 2012

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    New At Gardening - I'm trying to grow asparagus, onions, and herbs indoors any advice?
    SamiraJ SamiraJ 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 28, 2013

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    Spring Cleaning - This weekend was spent cleaning up the gardens and seeing what died/survived over the winter.  Surprisingly, only 2 varigated lariope didn't make it. ...
    Exaspera Exaspera 56-60, F Apr 26, 2010

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    DAMMABLE Bugs. - I had a little sprig of rosemary growing on my kitchen window sill, for about a month. I also had some Sage, for cooking purposes, you know. But then, these white...
    DunkelAugen DunkelAugen 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 26, 2009

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    Indoor Water Garden - I'm trying to start an indoor water garden by using an old feed container. There's a pond nearby where I can collect a few minnows and wild aquatic flora. I...
    waterstories waterstories 21-25, F 8 Responses Oct 1, 2007

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    Garden In A Pinch - Well, it seems I will be moving this July so I can't have my regular garden. My BF is in another state, hopefully getting a job. I am out in the boonies. I...
    bitterdregs bitterdregs 46-50, F 3 Responses Mar 20, 2010

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    A Developing Interest - Iv always said I didnt like gardening - that it was just like housework only even dirtier.  But recently I have become more interested in growing my...
    auroraaustralis auroraaustralis 22-25 3 Responses Dec 27, 2008

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    Love To See Things Grow. - I'm always trying to grow plants, trees, veggies & flowers, in the ground or containers. Built a raised bed this year but it did poorly we are in a...
    Tfarmer Tfarmer 46-50, M Jul 24, 2011

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    Slash And Burn - Although I like to be out in my garden in reality all I seem to end up doing is trying to keep it under control.  Shrubs, conifers, ivy and trees need constant...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan 46-50 1 Response Mar 20, 2011

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    Developing A Green Thumb... - As a kid, I hated gardening. I hated helping my mom planting flours, or helping grandma attending to the vegetable patch. I repeatedly killed all the...
    Kletti Kletti 70+ May 14, 2012

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    To Learn Patience! - Plants take time to grow but with nurturing ad care they bloom and the journey is worth while! I like plants and flowers, they bring life to any place.. The...
    ThePeach ThePeach 26-30, F 2 Responses May 26, 2012

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    I Don't Know What It Is.... - But I find it irresitably sexy when a man gardens... O.o My man should start gardening.....Alot....
    DunkelAugen DunkelAugen 18-21, F Sep 18, 2008

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    Saying It With Flowers - I love plants and trees. My garden, if you happened to have a look at my albums (it is open to all) you will notice that there is special plant that is...
    HardingP119 HardingP119 36-40, M 4 Responses Aug 17, 2013

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    Prefer Indoor Garden -  I have decided to try the aerogrow Mini garden planter. I found one online for 29.95 at their outlet. I have never used this but have always wanted...
    bzyangl bzyangl 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 11, 2009

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    Plantaholic - I can't stop buying plants for my garden. I feel the need to every little space in my yard with plants.  My obsession with plants starting with the vegatable...
    free112 free112 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 15, 2009

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    Food From The Yard! - I like to grow food!  That having been said, I'm busy, lazy, and not the most organized person...so for me the key to success seems to be selecting tough...
    hylierandom hylierandom 41-45 1 Response Feb 4, 2011

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    Pot Gardening - We moved to a new house and even tho. I love it there is no place to plant a veggie garden so I am trying pot gardening. Does anyone know the best veggies to grow...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jun 10, 2011

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    I Like To Do Evil Hybriding Experiments - I have a bit of evil scientist in me. I love to cross various types of pumpkins and corn and other things just to see what I will come up...
    bitterdregs bitterdregs 46-50, F 5 Responses Nov 6, 2009

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    and find I also use gardening if I feel upset or annoyed, muttering to the plants seems to help!
    clearsight clearsight 56-60, M 1 Response Apr 5

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    I'd been wanting to plant flowers for a while and finally did yesterday afternoon before coming on EP! I've always loved having flowers around the house. I've even been known to...
    goodgirl180 goodgirl180 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    Nature feels indifferent toward us.But we still need nature. The wind is blowing like there will be storm after this. I'm sitting in the garden front of my house. The cloud...
    spongechannie spongechannie 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    I'm excited that it finally stopped snowing and I can rebuild my balcony garden. Most of the plants I had last year died, including--for various reasons--the ones I tried to bring...
    VioletThorns VioletThorns 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I wish I could be barefoot everywhere. I like to walk through wet grass when the dirt is just a little squishy. I like to squish my toes in the sand when I'm at the beach. I like...
    3milyFaye 3milyFaye 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 18

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    I somehow feel trapped...and I also honestly feel like I can't escape...or perhaps never escape. I just want to P-Shift and run out of my horrible life that I have to live and deal...
    PureWhiteMoonlight PureWhiteMoonlight 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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    Whenever I think about being free outside, my heart beats in excitement. But of course I can't go outside half of the time. While typing this, I feel like I like literally feel...
    PureWhiteMoonlight PureWhiteMoonlight 16-17, F Mar 18

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    I don't know why every achievement I get or everything that I do right I just feel like I failed. And I'm not worthy. I was chosen from my high school as the city scholar (not...
    frozenkisses21 frozenkisses21 16-17, F Mar 18

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    Since a little girl I have felt like I'm not from planet Earth. Stars, Planets, Lights, Space, etc.. has all been apart of my soul. My mind & heart feel spiritual & like many women...
    zbabi3 zbabi3 22-25, F Mar 18

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    I feel like no one loves me... Even though I know they love me... If that makes sense? I can recognize them loving me and caring for me... But I don't feel it. I don't know why I...
    TubaAtheist TubaAtheist 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    You will never really know The type of pain I hold Its invisible I hide it like a dirty secret That's never to be told I wonder do you really know me But then again do I even know...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 19

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    It's difficult being that one individual in the family that everyone looks to when everything has gone to hell. Since I was fifteen I was thrusted upon the age experience of an...
    3t0racl3 3t0racl3 22-25, M Mar 19

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    about friendships. pg. 1 Friendship is the bread of heart. - Mary Russell Mitford Today a man discovered gold and fame, Another flew the stormy seas; Another set an unarmed world...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F Mar 19

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    Ever since 2 or 3 years ago, I've felt something very odd about myself. It was almost as if another part of me wanted something. I then started to get these weird feelings...that...
    PureWhiteMoonlight PureWhiteMoonlight 16-17, F 4 Responses Mar 19

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    Gone Too Soon. Today could've been the day. That you'd blow out your candles.Make a wish as you closed your eyes. Today could've been the day. Everybody was laughing. Instead I...
    jon2403 jon2403 56-60, M Mar 19

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    (Another piece from my old profile that I was fortunately to find. Hope you like it.) I consider myself a lover of music and this leads to an element of snobbery on my part...
    PoeticTorture PoeticTorture 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 20

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    Oh god... what have i got myself into... Stupid me. I've met this guy, he's my friends friend.. And it's just so awkward... we started off as just two people who knew the same...
    emmatebby emmatebby 18-21, F Mar 20

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    During the fall on cross country, i loved going to practice. I loved my team, i love running, I loved feeling like i belonged. i made so many friends and had so much fun. I also...
    jeweldoggy jeweldoggy 13-15, F Mar 20

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    I Turned into a girl by my mom When I was 3 years old my dad Left my mom with me and my 6 year old Sister. So one day my mom looked at me saying you are now going to be a girl like...
    TgKimey TgKimey 22-25 1 Response Mar 21

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    Kinder, Kirche. Kuche (Children, Church, Kitchen) Part Two - Chapter Thirty-Seven I was dropped off about mid-afternoon in front of my townhouse. The street was busy with people...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Mar 21

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    I've always loved the idea of dating a crossdresser. I'm what some people might call a "tomboy" and I just always found the juxtaposition ( I that's the right word I'm not really...
    BrahmaDonna BrahmaDonna 22-25, F 16 Responses Mar 22

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    Hello everyone, I'm quite new to this but I'm just going to start to write a story about myself. I think it's going to be quite long. And it's only one aspect of me of many- I have...
    Taurini Taurini 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    I like to be awake at night alone. I like to walk through the house and just think and observe stuff, in the dark. It feels good. I like the silence. I can't sneak out at night. If...
    Taurini Taurini 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    I my name is Marie and I not really new to Experience Project I use to have an account before but I got rid of it but I like it so much on here because I love meeting new people...
    Marie2089 Marie2089 18-21, F Mar 22