I Love Flowers Plants and Gardening

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 429 People

    My Basil Plant

    I am currently growing a basil plant in my room! My boyfriend has a greenhouse and got me into gardening and hydroponics when we met. When I went to college he surprised me and let me take a plant with me (though there was a good chance it wouldn't make it in the 3 hr drive in...
    ccatcraft ccatcraft
    22-25, F
    Nov 5, 2013

    My Donuts Won't Grow

    Can anyone help? I am not sure if I am doing it right!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    15 Responses Feb 25, 2011

    Just Started Gardening

    I have an avocado plant and a tomato plant.
    rosesncandy1 rosesncandy1
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jul 25, 2012

    Growing a Green Thumb

      I have a confession – despite being a plant murderer, and having a general distaste for all things dirty, as well as shirking any activity which whispers anything of the domestic – I am falling in love with gardening. I have tried to resist it. I remind...
    auroraaustralis auroraaustralis
    22-25
    1 Response Aug 18, 2009

    Wormy Cherry Goes Bye Bye

      It's not really a Cherry tree, but it's wormy and has to go.
    Jilly111 Jilly111
    46-50, F
    Dec 14, 2010

    Start putting in your plants,

    work the nutrients in your soil. Wet newspapers, put layers around the plants overlapping as you go. Cover with mulch and forget about weeds. Weeds will get through some gardening plastic they will not get through wet newspapers.
    jml2000 jml2000
    61-65, M
    Feb 26, 2014

    Iris Flowers

    I love all flowers but Iris's are my favs. did you know this? whats really cool is i love rainbows too . so i have rainbowsall over my flower garden heres my iris The...
    lunnas lunnas
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Jul 6, 2011

    I study and practice permaculture,

    vermacomposting and biodynamic farming.
    knightlight720 knightlight720
    31-35, T
    May 27, 2015

    Life Force

    Well all my life I've been attracted to being around, tending to plants of all kinds. My very favorite flowering plant is the Hibiscus. My bf gave me a Hibiscus blossom on our first date and I knew I would fall for him. Plants make the world go round. They are so wonderful!
    Owleeeeease7 Owleeeeease7
    36-40, F
    2 Responses May 31, 2012

    I Love Life And Everything In It!

    These past few years have been tough.. Love plants. I loved to be outside so much! I was pretty outgoing My mom became sick and after a few years, her and my dad divorced after 44 yrs. My mom became very depressed. She went down to 92 lbs. I became her parent,her nurse, her...
    brat214918 brat214918
    51-55, F
    Mar 15, 2013

    A garden requires patient labor

    and attention. Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfill good intentions. They thrive because someone expended effort on them....this somehow reminded me of friendship and love...Hmmm...
    LadyHeartnMind LadyHeartnMind
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jul 7, 2015

    My Vision Dream Of A House.

    Loving nature and gardening are my passions.I have the opportunity to stay in house before and my time spent tending to my garden was delightful.All the pain and hurts in my life then was compensated by my passion.I live in my own world once i stepped in the garden.Now having...
    unshakable unshakable
    61-65, F
    1 Response Sep 11, 2010

    Gardening Is Essential To Human Life.

    It used to be thought that our love of plants was an impractical  but pure passion.  But now, in the age of environmental crisis,  we're discovering that gardening is essential to human life.:)
    gr8jesus gr8jesus
    51-55, M
    Feb 11, 2011

    Flowers And Planting

    I love to plant flowers. There is nothing like feeling the dirt and the smell of it is heaven. Roses are my favorite flower to plant and watch grow. I also like to most any kind of iris, canna and lily.
    yellowrose1959 yellowrose1959
    56-60, F
    1 Response Jun 4, 2013
    Jilly111 Jilly111
    46-50, F
    1 Response Nov 23, 2010

    Lilies, magnolias, gardenias,

    hibiscuses, and hydrangeas... I feel at peace in a garden surrounded by colorful gems and flowery fragrances. My garden is my happy place.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jun 16, 2015

    I Love My Plants!!!

    Find myself talking to them sometimes too--haha....especially when they're growing well...ya know, little words of encouragement here and there, or like " u are looking so beautiful! Keep it up!"....yeah, yeah, i know that's weird...but that's me!!! Ha. i am who i am... Anyone...
    peacefulprincess peacefulprincess
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jul 24, 2011

    I love gardening and looking at gardens.

    There is something I find very satisfying and life-affirming in working with nature, tilling the soil and turning a rather barren patch of mud and turf into something glorious, orderly and overflowing with life. My front garden is lawn, with a patch in the middle where I...
    TheBookAddict TheBookAddict
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Jun 10, 2015

    I love to plant flowers

    and plants. I love to garden in the nude too. I love working with my hands and doing gardening at home.
    femalemom1976 femalemom1976
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jan 23, 2015

    I want winter to be over

    so I can spend late afternoons in my garden.
    Jofree Jofree
    46-50, F
    1 Response Feb 27, 2014

    The art of becoming one with the earth keeps

    one grounded and hopeful, as each season brings new life and experiences.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jun 11, 2015

    Beauty

    I love flowers, plants and gardening. I have planted petunia's and marigolds for my flowers for the spring and I can't wait to see them bloom. Very colorful and pretty! I also have a nice hanging plant and two big potted plants of gardenia's at my front porch which are purple and...
    Sweetheartxoxo Sweetheartxoxo
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Apr 12, 2008
    Jilly111 Jilly111
    46-50, F
    Nov 19, 2010

    The Bunnies Are Eating My Flowers!!

    I'm sitting in my living going back and forth between EP and work (as usual).  I have a clear view of my backyard where my daffodils and crocus are blooming. I watch some bunnies frolic in the grass and chew on some clover.  Such a peaceful sight. But what is this I...
    goddessone goddessone
    41-45, F
    5 Responses Mar 31, 2008
    Jilly111 Jilly111
    46-50, F
    Nov 16, 2010

    Palm Trees And Chilli Peppers

    i love to grow plants i grow chilli peppers i was told i couldnt grow a date palm from seed( i love a challenge) well it wasnt easy five hundred  or more i planted till i got  one to take been 18 months now but its certainly coming along
    keith64 keith64
    46-50, M
    Jan 21, 2011

    Gardening

    I love to imagine that there are smart and beautiful faeries at the bottom of my garden..
    greenfaerie78 greenfaerie78
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 14, 2008

    It is such a natural healthy

    and healing experience to plant your own plants good and connect with the earth
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jun 17, 2015

    I enjoy gardening and taking care of

    houseplants. I didn't know I had a green thumb until I started taking care of plants. I didn't start this until I was married.
    planter715 planter715
    51-55, M
    Oct 6, 2015

    Lovely Sprigs Of Life

    Plants are beautiful reminders of how life continues no matter the struggles. Have you noticed that weeds and grass grow up through concrete. When there's barely enough light to keep a sustain life you can find it struggling to survive. It's amazing when given all the best...
    Owleeeeease7 Owleeeeease7
    36-40, F
    Dec 25, 2012
    Stephenrko Stephenrko
    36-40, M
    Feb 22, 2015

    Gardening 'in The Zone'

    There is often a zen space I can get into when I work in my garden. My favorite activity there is trimming, only just the other day I was clipping back all the winter dead stems, and I accidentally cut a clematis stem at the base! I consoled myself that there were still two more...
    Handed Handed
    41-45, F
    Jul 7, 2012
    Jilly111 Jilly111
    46-50, F
    1 Response Nov 15, 2010

    I have a very green thumb

    and can grow most anything. There's a plant called a Creeping Jenny that I had to grow just so I could tell people it's name. =-P
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Nov 20, 2015

    It began with planting a few flowers to make

    the wife happy in her new nest. And they grew well and looked nice, but somehow, to me, anyway, they just weren't enough. So, we planted some more. Then, she wanted a garden. OK. I tilled some soil, framed out a quite large one and a smaller one with landscaping timbers 3...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Sep 26, 2015

    Percy Throwup

    my mum calls me percy throwup! for those of you that dont know percy thrower was a avid gardener who had his own tv show. Obviously my mother mocks me!. I have been into gardening since i was a wee nipper. I made a crazy path and grew my own veg when i was about 5!. I saved for...
    thehippy thehippy
    41-45, F
    1 Response May 2, 2009

    Lilies, magnolias, gardenias,

    hibiscuses, and hydrangeas...I feel at peace in a garden surrounded by colorful gems and flowery fragrances. My garden is my happy place.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    May 30, 2015

    I love to be outside playing in my garden,

    I've run across a huge problem. The neighborhood cats love to do their nasty business in my beautiful soil and mulch. I could never bring myself to kill an animal and will not resort to that. I do need help to eliminate this problem. The neighbors don't give a crap but the cats...
    foofoo2 foofoo2
    36-40, F
    May 4, 2015
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