I Love Gardening and Nature

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    My Little World

    I have been hard at it, working my ground, planting, weeding, cutting and pulling around in my yard, my little world. I have always been a loner, preferred to be but I am not alone. When I am working prettying-up my little world, I have all kinds of souls around. You know, there...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze
    56-60, F
    Jun 8, 2013

    Soil A Way To Connect

    I came to this great country long ago,because of love.i never imagined the long silences life will bring it to me .gardening has been a blessing to me.I grow up in the tropics,my mother used to collect plants .I love dirt.I love animals too.I like all types of plants,i feel very...
    crgal crgal
    46-50, F
    6 Responses Apr 12, 2013

    This is the first time ever I had been able to

    flower this butterfly orchid in my living area, this picture was taken with the afternoon sun
    tigerlo2 tigerlo2
    61-65, M
    Apr 18, 2015

    I love being able to grow vegetables.

    I don't mind canning, and making pickles. Everything tastes so much better and is better for me too.
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    1 Response Jan 29, 2015

    8 Ft Tall Tomatos?

    My mate and i grew our first garden together last year,and i specifically chose dwarf seeds for the garden,so i basically could reach with one hand ,as our plants grew the tomatos kept growing taller  they actually got as tall as the corn about 8ft ,,imagine  the...
    benarswench benarswench
    46-50, F
    3 Responses May 31, 2007
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    May 12, 2015


    what seems like years ago... (but was only months) my son and i went about planting our first vegetable plant together..... by together, i mean i bought the seeds,planted them watered them. came out with one good strong plant out of six...transplanted it into big pot, fertilized...
    SweetKiester SweetKiester
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Aug 14, 2013

    I setup a rain water recapture system today.

    It is a bunch of buckets I put on my neighbor's lawn that have my name and address on them. They should be returned to me soon.
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    1 Response Apr 6, 2015

    Please join the seed freedom campaign!

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    Apr 1, 2015

    Eucalyptus and Succulents...

    Living in Southern California, I have seen eucalyptus trees all my life. When I began to plant things underneath them, though, is when I realized that they drop leaves and twigs and other trash all the time that is poison to many plants, including all lawns. Then I found that...
    malloy malloy
    56-60, M
    5 Responses Jun 10, 2007
    advisorandsolacer advisorandsolacer
    66-70, M
    1 Response Nov 1, 2015

    even though I'm not out in it like I should be

    I still love being in the woods. Also my friend has a community garden I help phosphate.
    DML2451 DML2451
    26-30, M
    Apr 19, 2015

    If anybody has any questions regarding gardening

    or plants, feel free to bring them my way. I am a Level 3 Certified Master Gardener through Montana State University. If i don't get back to you right away i am probably busy answering others questions...just be patient and i will get to you. Best regards. Zach...
    Zachary95 Zachary95
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Dec 2, 2015
    Zachary95 Zachary95
    22-25, M
    1 Response Oct 18, 2015

    Getting in Touch with Nature When I am

    outdoors in My pre-faded medium blue jeans, I like to get my knees down in the dirt to be in touch with not only the flowers and plants that I grow but also all things both alive and living, such as the scampering squirrel who goes searching for nuts and acorns in the rustling...
    BlueJeanedDenimPrincess BlueJeanedDenimPrincess
    56-60, F
    Sep 16, 2015

    Well this spring I did not buy one pack of seed

    nor a plant/flower. I knew I was moving to a new home and .. well.. what the heck. I will plant beauties this fall. I am living up to my passion and need to plant..plant..plant till there is no place left to plant. *smile* I went to Lowe's to get 10 gals of paint... yup, lots...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Sep 9, 2014

    Playing In The Dirt

    My title here is what i call gardening. I love to play in the dirt. I enjoy the fruits of my labor and seeing what God creates thru my hands. I bought a house not long ago and gave serious thought of how to create some beauty in my front yard. So i gave away some small to medium...
    jamalucy jamalucy
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Feb 2, 2012

    I have lived in a farm growing up

    and have had my share of planting, then in a condo with nothing but a balcony, so I planted herbs and veg in pots, and even a miniature Myer lemon tree. The first it had 25 fruits, oh what joy to count the fruits! Then now I have a yard, and now water restriction I'm going...
    tigerlo2 tigerlo2
    61-65, M
    Apr 19, 2015

    “I once had a rose named

    after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalog: no good in a bed, but fine up against a wall.” Eleanor Roosevelt
    Lilt Lilt
    9 Responses Feb 27, 2014

    I'm not sure how it happened,

    but tomato plants started growing in my lawn. I watered them and now they have tomatoes! It made our guests giggle to see tomato plants growing straight out of the lawn. Inspired, I started throwing seeds out into the lawn - zucchini, watermelon, beans, cucumber ... now they are...
    FinlayBrowne FinlayBrowne
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Sep 24, 2014
    ShadowOnTheSun ShadowOnTheSun
    22-25, T
    1 Response Nov 23, 2014

    6 Air Purifying House Plants

    1. Bamboo Palm: According to NASA, it removes formaldehyde and is also said to act as a natural humidifier.2. Snake Plan t: Found by NASA to absorb nitrogen oxides and formaldehyde. 3. Areca Palm: One of the best air purifying plants for general air cleanliness. 4. Spider Plant...
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Dec 18, 2012

    There's nothing worse

    than a cat in your garden. I'd rather have a snake.
    foofoo2 foofoo2
    41-45, F
    3 Responses May 5, 2015
    tigerlo2 tigerlo2
    61-65, M
    1 Response Apr 18, 2015

    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 buy myself bouquets of flowers to put on my table! :P No shame there. I guess I should be ashamed that this was sort of a way to...
    goodgirl180 goodgirl180
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 7, 2014

    Thanksgiving Tip

    We often share the cooking chores at the holidays.  I always volunteer to do all the vegetable dishes. I am an avid composter.  Those ten pounds of potato and onion peals are always a bonus. This is is great time of year to start a compost pile, if you don't already...
    Lilt Lilt
    14 Responses Nov 26, 2008
    butterflywings00001 butterflywings00001
    36-40, F
    Jun 7, 2014

    Helped my Grandmother with her garden today.

    It felt so good to be outside crumbling the dirt between my fingers creating a loving and nurturing place for vegetables to grow.
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    Jul 18, 2015
    FinlayBrowne FinlayBrowne
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Sep 3, 2014
    Zachary95 Zachary95
    22-25, M
    Oct 16, 2015

    It's A Jungle

    Oh dear! My back yard in full of vines, climbing everywhere. Last autumn i blew off my chores to clean up old plants out of my gardens. So, this year a lot of self sow plants have made various places their home.... I guess my chopping them down this spring and dragging the plants...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze
    56-60, F
    4 Responses Aug 21, 2011

    I care for flowers and food in my backyard.

    It's a zen-like experience in that time does not matter and life comes to standstill for a while.
    rickie53 rickie53
    46-50, M
    Apr 9, 2014

    The Garden As Metaphor

      There is much that one can learn from gardening, and there is much that one must learn.  It all begins with a nurturing soil environment that is soft and viable, yet consistent enough to withstand the assaults of wind and weather.  If the soil is hard and...
    Firetech Firetech
    56-60, M
    7 Responses Aug 29, 2008

    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 inside, but I'm looking forward to starting over. I like taking care of plants. It makes me happy.
    VioletThorns VioletThorns
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Apr 14, 2014

    Gardening is my therapy!

    I love spending time in the dirt! I till the dirt in my bear feet!!
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    Feb 15, 2016
    Lupin003 Lupin003
    26-30, M
    Sep 1, 2015

    today we have finished digging our garden!

    !! but can anyone tell me how I can keep an aloe plant alive and how to get my box orange sorghum out of growing together in? there are 5 in one pot and the roots are stuck together!!!!
    crisseo crisseo
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jun 26, 2015

    I like to walk around barefoot in the dew in

    the morning. I love picking fruit in the mornings on nights it rained because everything is still covered with icy rainwater and clean. And the bees don't chase you away, and the sun is still soft outside...
    dancerwolf924 dancerwolf924
    18-21, F
    Sep 17, 2015

    Every place I've ever lived I've left with a

    garden :) and probably some trees..Food and Herb gardens are my favorite!
    khewster khewster
    36-40, F
    Sep 23, 2014

    Flower Appeal

    Here's a quote that I just love that I wanted to share with all of you nature lovers, "A flower's appeal is in its contradictions ~ so delicate in form yet strong in fragrance, so small in size yet big in beauty, so short in life yet long on effect". ~ Adabella Radici
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    2 Responses Jul 28, 2010

    Im big fan of zen gardens

    but of course i dont have :)
    fauxlady fauxlady
    26-30, F
    Sep 24, 2014

    Dirt Diva

    I have been gardening for over 20 years, for both a profession and for my sanity. There is nothing other than my children that I am more passionate about. I am not bothered sweating and getting dirty. I like to wear steal toed boots or be barefoot. I will dig a hole that...
    rottenrobi rottenrobi
    46-50, F
    5 Responses May 16, 2012

    The “experience” of nature is very hard to

    put into words. Indeed, putting it into words is to turn it into a cerebral experience, like it has something to do with conscious thought. But I’m inclined to think that the experience I am talking about is something that happens to other animals as well (especially the...
    Uncleleo Uncleleo
    56-60, M
    Dec 18, 2014

    Tonight's harvest Moon A lovely eve on the

    patio watching monday night footfall with my hubby
    stufy stufy
    Sep 8, 2014

    Anyone had any success growing peonies I have

    just put in my trees and would love some tips .
    Nodoubteh Nodoubteh
    36-40, M
    Aug 11, 2015

    I was once educated as a gardener

    but I abandoned the trade to become an archaelogist but I still cherish the marvel of sprouting and our house plants.
    MipetKari MipetKari
    51-55, M
    Jan 11, 2015

    Gardening Is a Passion of Mine.

    Spring is here!  Greenery abounds and life is full of renewal that inspires my soul.  I come from a long line of women that love to play in the dirt.  To enrich the earth and cultivate our own paradises where we live.  I view gardening as a stewardship of...
    dartist dartist
    56-60, F
    2 Responses May 2, 2009

    My Garden, My Haven

    The garden is the one place on earth that I truly feel free. Putting hands in the soil, sowing seeds and watching them grow to give me colour and food. Sitting and watching the little birds darting in and out and around the garden. The robin sitting patiently waiting on the fence...
    KatyC KatyC
    1 Response Apr 20, 2012

    Gardening In The Nude

    i love to grow my own food. tomatoes and other vegetables tastes a whole lot better when it's homegrown.how ever when the days are extremely hot, i go outside into my yard to do my gardening ;i do it while i'm completely naked. my big breasts are swinging & bouncing around the...
    topless46d topless46d
    51-55, F
    9 Responses Oct 19, 2010

    My apple tree is covered in blossom now.

    Come on bees, do your stuff.
    markincroydon markincroydon
    51-55, M
    1 Response Apr 26, 2015

    Pine Cone "Need Water" Indicator

    My daughter made this pine cone bird feeder in a school project. I had it hanging under a maple tree. After all the seeds are gone and the big pine cone is all just a pine cone. I started to notice something. the pine cone leaves are closed some day and half way open another day...
    hyrok40 hyrok40
    36-40, M
    7 Responses Feb 5, 2013

    i love it gardening watering those

    flowers beautiful plants the grass nature is wonderful truly love it
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    May 20, 2015

    I recently moved into my own house with a big

    backyard. I am so thrilled to start decorating it and most important making it fun for my child so he would start loving spending her time outdoors.Excited!!!!
    RebeccaHolt RebeccaHolt
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jan 18, 2015

    How long does it take

    for a banana tree to harvest fruit? I've had my tree for 4 years now. I water it and fertilizer it too. I cut back the old leaves. Location is Houston, TX.
    Mariahehe Mariahehe
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jan 13, 2016
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