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I Love to Garden

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    The Joy Of Gardening

    I spent a day weeding and pruning and ended the evening pulling thorns from various fingers!! However, I truly enjoy getting my fingers in the soil, feeling the plants and just being really tactile. Gloves seem to detract from the whole experience for me.
    eternalhope eternalhope 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 20, 2010

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    Mind Of A Gardener

    I have started a garden as a way to clear my mind. It makes me feel as if there is hope to becoming something. Just watching my plants grow makes me feel happy.
    emjay91 emjay91 18-21, F Apr 2, 2012

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    Massive Garden

    I actually have a rather hard time gardening because I have a huge fear of bugs, even worms! I had always done little potted things like herbs or peppers, but my husband changed all of that.We purchased our first home in April of 2012 in a little podunk town here in California...
    ebb427 ebb427 26-30, F Aug 17, 2013

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    Beauty

    I love working in my garden in the spring. The colors of my flowers are amazing. God gave us so much beauty to enjoy in life if only we will open our hearts and let it in. It gives me such peace to plant different types of flowers and watch them grow into beautiful blossoms. A...
    RESCUE RESCUE 61-65, F Nov 18, 2008

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    Gardener

    I love to garden and cook, but now my MS if getting pregressively worse after being diagnosed for 8 years. I am a member of Sai Baba organization and pray each day my symptons will be relieved
    kblakeslee kblakeslee 51-55, F Feb 11, 2010

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    Stocktake

    I've been avoiding counting the number of plants (trees and Shrubs) that I have planted to  garden this spring but today I thought I should just incase it's all a disaster and by the end of summer I am left with just a handful of surviving plants (in which case I...
    wildernessgirl wildernessgirl 36-40 2 Responses Nov 29, 2009

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    Great Therapy!

    I thoroughly love to garden and watch things grow. I had a little cabin in the mountains that had the most amazing garden with fruit trees, berry bushes, 100's of tulips, crocuses, rose bushes, and the most amazing California Redwood. ... the only one I'm aware of in the area...
    2nice 2nice 46-50, M 1 Response Oct 4, 2013

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    Liquid Sunshine

    I planted my veggie garden a week or so ago. I have peppers, tomatoes, cukes, squash, eggplants, corn and green beans. I worked hard in preparing my garden, I tilled it till it was... up to my likening. I dug deeper to plant my veggie plants and one by one I placed my seeds in...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F 4 Responses Jun 2, 2013

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    Gardens Are Art.

    Gardening is one of the most difficult forms of art there is.  Unlike most art forms a garden is forever changing through the years, months, days and from hour to hour, minute to minute.    Too be continued....  
    wildernessgirl wildernessgirl 36-40 Nov 27, 2009

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    I Garden Sporatically

    Winter is coming and I feel like I am missing all the good days.  Part of me is ready for the snow to come and cover everthing.  Part of me want to sit out back a little longer.
    mpwrme mpwrme 36-40 Oct 29, 2008

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    Garden Tending

    Well, it's harvest time and I'm in trouble with my mom. I planted my garden at my parents house and then disappeared. I've been over there, a lot, but it's been too hot or too buggy or I wasn't dressed for being around dirt, so I just kept agreeing with my mom that I needed to...
    Mary1283 Mary1283 26-30, F 4 Responses Sep 24, 2013

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    I Would Love to Be Outside In My Yard...not Working Inside

     Here on the East Coast we have had 4 days of beautiful (even too hot) Spring weather.  My garden is beginning to burst and all I want to do is be out there working on it.   In addition to the limited amount of time is the limited amount of money it takes to really...
    Jane5 Jane5 51-55 1 Response Apr 24, 2008

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    I just planted some daisies,

    tomatoes, and bell peppers. How often do I water them? I just started to learn how to garden.
    Shirousa Shirousa 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 23, 2014

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    I Feel, I Feel The Neeeed To Weeeed!

     This morning , whilst trying to photograph a shy native hen in my garden, I was overcome with the need to weed.  Weeding is a pleasant distraction from life and I often find myself weeding for a couple of hours when I've gone outside to do something completely...
    wildernessgirl wildernessgirl 36-40 10 Responses Oct 15, 2009

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    Bonsai - Here I Come

    I visited the nursery yesterday.  Did a wise thing and didn't take too much money - so I couldn't succumb to temptation! Saw this fragrant white flower that had been bonsai'd at the nursery. Have brought home a smaller (read, cheaper) version of it home to try my hand at...
    eternalhope eternalhope 36-40, F Jun 21, 2010

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    A Little Less Excited This Year

    Last May, I started a small garden. Actually, I was gardening in pots.  I am going to garden this summer, again in pots.  Last year was a disaster.  I planted carrots and cherry tomatoes.  I had my garden kicked off my balcony because you can only have flowers, not...
    Mary1283 Mary1283 26-30, F 4 Responses May 14, 2013

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    Why I Love to Garden

    I love to garden because it is like therapy for me. When the warmer weather starts to arrive, I feel antsy inside; almost like an addict needing a quick fix!   I love to feel the warmth of the sun on my shoulders as I listen to the different birds as they sing...
    Solger Solger 36-40 1 Response Dec 3, 2008

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    Seeds are here! My heart speeds up a beat

    or two as I thumb through them. The plants will be a bit longer, not ready to plant the garden spots till May. I am ready to sow some seeds inside... Let me bore you all with the beginning of my gardens. *smile* I will just list them...lol.. to start out with my craft flowers...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F 3 Responses Mar 6

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    Not Real Big But Serves The Purpose.

    I can't wait to get my tomato plants in, me and the girls just planted our seeds in little cups and put them in the sun room to start. They love to watch how well something can grow if you feed water and nurture it. It's kind of like people...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 27, 2013

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    So Do I

    Yes, I love to garden too.  But having seen the avatar here, I wonder if my efforts could really be called gardening??!!
    RoseViolet RoseViolet 46-50, F 2 Responses Oct 9, 2011

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    Gardening Its My Way Of Sunbathing

    I have been interested in all sorts of gardening,flowers.shrubs,vegitables from pottering aboutin mature gardens to designing and building new gardens,the best garden I worked on a few years ago was a Victorian rose garden in the grounds of a re modled victorian mansion house.At...
    thecarer thecarer 51-55, M Jan 9, 2011

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    Is This An Adult Group?

    It's Friday and I'm feeling silly. So... yeah. Nothing mature here. But, feel free to use your imagination.
    NoLongerHere NoLongerHere 41-45, M 8 Responses Oct 4, 2013

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    Failure

    All my grafts did not take and even my cuttings did not make it!!! SIGH What can I say??? My green fingers are definitely turning brown!
    eternalhope eternalhope 36-40, F Aug 3, 2010

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    I have worked very hard this week clearing away

    weads and preparing for the autumn cleanup Then the winter will stop everything for me outside.
    Thesoutherner Thesoutherner 66-70, M Sep 20, 2014

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    Between You, Me, And The Internet

    I'm not ashamed to admit that I love gardening, getting down and dirty doesn't scare me. One day, I'd love to start my own garden and grow flowers, fruits, and veggies - all organic.
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 7, 2011

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    I Grow Timatoes

    Yes the spelling was intentional. My birth name is Timothy, so in my garden I grow Timatoes instead of Tomatoes. A little bat guano and some other "Fox Farm" nutrients and we are talking plump, juicy, mmmmm mmmm mmmmmm Timatoes man! (((Don't I think I'm so clever sometimes)))
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Feb 17, 2011

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    Grafting

    It's been a long time since I did this and I'm trying it again.  The added bonus was that my son was there so I was able to initiate him into this amazing adventure. Just hope it takes - don't want him to be disappointed. We also managed to get some cuttings of...
    eternalhope eternalhope 36-40, F Jun 23, 2010

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    Home

    My mother used to have a garden. When I went off to collage I got I little home sick and decided to make my mothers garden. I set a little area near rhe condo to start. I planted tomatoes, strawberrys, onions, daisies, and so many other flowers. They bloomed wnderfully and were...
    schweener schweener 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 16, 2012

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    I'm So Excited!!!

    I bought two "Simple Garden" pots that I got on sale over the weekend.  I am going to try and grow carrots in one and cherry tomatoes in the other.  I haven't tried to grow anything since the Sunflower I planted and grew in elementary school.  That grew to about 8 feet!  The...
    Mary1283 Mary1283 26-30, F 9 Responses May 30, 2012

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    Relaxation

     I use working in my flowerbeds as a form of relaxtion therapy. Maybe its the warmth of the sun on my skin, the feel of the earth between my fingers or just the sight and smells of the different plants. For me its a way to let go of the tension and stress that I sometimes...
    piper66 piper66 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 16, 2008

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    Gardening Is A Very Mature Experience

    I write this to point out to Deg and Joey that gardening can indeed, be considered a 'mature' experience.....it depends wholly on the type of plants you choose to showcase....(and because it's Friday, and I'm also feeling quite silly...haha...
    NotHisBabydoll NotHisBabydoll 41-45, F 13 Responses Oct 4, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    The Spring flowers are blooming. Shades of orange, yellow, red, white, purple, and pink dance in the warm breeze carrying fragrances of jasmine and lilac indoors. I love feeling...
    AmyOnEP AmyOnEP 41-45, F Mar 18

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    Okay E-Peep gardening types, looking for suggestions. Kid and I just started seedlings indoors- should be able to get stuff planted in about six weeks. I'm doing a combination of...
    CrowdOfOne CrowdOfOne 46-50, M 2 Responses Mar 15

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    I am a landscape architect. I enjoy being outdoors in woods, by the lake or river. I design parks and green areas in cities. I love my garden because it's designed just like I want...
    jennyld jennyld 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    Please join the seed freedom campaign! http://www.seedfreedom.eu
    E0os E0os 26-30, F 23 hrs ago

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    What magic lives for to see Where time is forever free A thousand years a day here in the land of Fey A magic place in my garden of dreams If you'll just take up my hand I'll take...
    Desiredlove Desiredlove 51-55, F 1 Response a week ago

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    AFTER A WHILE (Veronica Shoftshall, 1971) After a while you learn the subtle difference between holding a hand and chaining a soul and you learn that love doesn't mean leaning and...
    Chrye Chrye 51-55, F 8 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    Frank is 85 and lives in a Senior Citizens Home. Every night after dinner he goes to a secluded garden behind the home to sit and ponder his accomplishments and long life. One...
    Inexperienced3 Inexperienced3 51-55, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    The stars drifted through the clouds and trees the moon light waved upon seas and spread its light upon the starlight sands filling the land with great love and light I ran...
    Alicehath Alicehath 56-60, F Mar 16

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    More, more, more things ;) So on sunday Alex (bf) and I talked for a really long time on FaceTime (like Skype), we talked about so much **** but also he went on being curious...
    HelenaMai HelenaMai 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I have been dreaming of this different life I want to live. Where I respect nature. I want to get out of this artificial world and build a house out of salvaged wood and nails...
    DreamCloud17 DreamCloud17 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 5

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    It's a labor of love, but living in the country has afforded me certain advantages. Every year I wait in excited anticipation to plan out our garden. It's become so relaxing, that...
    DayDreamer81 DayDreamer81 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 9

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    He walked past a small house with a gabled roof where a young woman was working in her garden. She was cutting finely incised red and white flowers and tying them together in...
    greenandsubmarine greenandsubmarine 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 20

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    Last year I built an aquaponics garden but I'm been having problems getting it to produce and could use some guidance.
    mitchmiller1969 mitchmiller1969 41-45, M Mar 2

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    Been one since I reached adulthood. Decided one day that chemicals that can quickly kill one kind of living being can't be good for other living beings. Read up on the whole idea...
    kbbaldwin kbbaldwin 66-70, M 1 Response Mar 24

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