Post
Experience Project iOS Android Apps | Download EP for your Mobile Device

I Love to Garden

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 280 People

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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...
    Babydoll42 Babydoll42 41-45, F 13 Responses Oct 4, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 2 Responses Apr 23

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    The dry heatwave sent possums desperate for food to my potato patch. They ate every last leaf and stem. Had to dig them up a month too early and only have a small bowl of baby...
    OwlsGoHoot OwlsGoHoot 31-35, F 7 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    All this that bore fruits as harvested decades back.Four such fruit bearing trees along with several other rarely found plants, trees, and all fruit bearing within a small piece...
    Elitevenkat8kashyap Elitevenkat8kashyap 36-40, M Oct 22

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Growing baby beets in egg cartons I took from work and they've started sprouting!
    gybe gybe 18-21, M 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    The Oldest Profession A doctor, an architect, and a computer scientist were arguing about whose profession was the oldest. In the course of their arguments, they went all the way...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Its been really dry and hot despite one storm. I was watering my garden early this morning and noticed afterwards all these birds in my yard trying to find moisture. I just set up...
    OwlsGoHoot OwlsGoHoot 31-35, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I know nobody will see this but sometimes, when I am bored, I go into the garden, I cover myself in earth and I pretend I am a carrot.
    watermelongirl watermelongirl 16-17, F 4 Responses 5 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm a gardener - Hard work is the best work, the satisfaction you feel after a long day makes me feel very worthy of life. I love to get home exhausted and sore and watch what ever...
    gow90 gow90 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 23

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Lol I shared this one as I work as a gardener but all the XP's I see here are from hobbies. I've been doing it since I was 10 and started full time by 15. I had no place in school...
    gow90 gow90 18-21, M Oct 22

    Your Response

    Cancel
    If you haven't seen this old joke it is well worth the read as it is very clever. An old gentleman lived alone in New Jersey. He wanted to plant his annual tomato garden, but it...
    Rusham Rusham 66-70, M 1 Response Nov 4

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Rolling-Over Into The Future The neighbor guy came by today, ask if we were up and moving. I told him it was 11am... of course...My man had already cut a load of wood and...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F 2 Responses Nov 5

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Have you ever seen the secret garden? Growing up around the city/town im at peace most when in a garden. My great grandad has a beautiful garden, Tall trees, covered with plants...
    generationlover generationlover 18-21, F Nov 3

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have always been a gardener of relationships. Softening people, making sure their needs are met, and that they feel validated and safe, this is just how I am. I take care of...
    kwarner kwarner 31-35, M 2 Responses Oct 28

    Your Response

    Cancel
    The past couple of days we have been taming the land around our home. Weed wacking, mowing, cutting and thinning trees, total clean up. We have our garden spot ready for a...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F 2 Responses Oct 29

    Your Response

    Cancel
    The usage of decking has increased on a par with the popularity of roof top spaces within the UK’s cities, as developers, the public and businesses alike look to their roof...
    edr567 edr567 26-30, M Oct 28

    Your Response

    Cancel
    A father watched his young daughter playing in the garden. He smiled as he reflected on how sweet and pure his little girl was. Tears formed in his eyes as he thought about...
    Rusham Rusham 66-70, M 1 Response Oct 23

    Your Response

    Cancel
    SNOW PATROL – CHASING CARS We'll do it all Everything On our own We don't need Anything Or anyone If I lay here If I just lay here Would you lie with me and just forget the...
    sml4 sml4 46-50, F 1 Response Oct 24

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Personally theirs nothing more peaceful than listening to the sound of rain outside my window, pyjamas on and duvet up to my neck. I feel safe and secure when i listen to rain but...
    disneygirl97 disneygirl97 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 2

    Your Response

    Cancel
    One day in the Garden of Eden, Eve calls out to God. "Lord, I have a problem!" "What's the problem, Eve?" "Lord, I know you created me and all of this beautiful garden and all...
    Mike9272 Mike9272 41-45, M 3 Responses Nov 12

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I was off one Friday and I thought it be fun to dress up in the lingerie and take some photo's. Being Friday and every one off to work around me I had the drapes pulled open a bit...
    timcdofsd timcdofsd 51-55 Nov 14

    Your Response

    Cancel