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I Love to Garden

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    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 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 7, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Feb 27, 2013

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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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    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 15 Responses Oct 4, 2013

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    Painting My Garden. A Poem.

          Painting my Garden  I wish I had the words to paint  Just what my eyes can see,  While looking at my garden  And what nature gives for free.  Bronze and gold, blue and green  Are colours that abound,  And lofty black bamboo stems  Sway high above...
    AlmostAristotle AlmostAristotle 61-65, M 13 Responses May 5, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    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 a week 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 a week ago

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    I love the feeling of cool soil on my hands. I love being close to the earth.
    dasLicht dasLicht 56-60, M Apr 1

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    Dwarf Sunflower's (Someone mentioned they loved them!)
    amyssh amyssh 26-30, F Mar 22

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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 2 Responses Apr 7

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    It's time. The weather is starting to warm up and I'm ready to dig in. Time to turn the soil. Get ready to plant. I can't wait to play in the dirt!
    dasLicht dasLicht 56-60, M 3 Responses Apr 3

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    This time last year I remember photographing the spring flowers I had planted in pots on the roof garden of the apartment I lived in while in Venice. I found this photo today and...
    peteraba6 peteraba6 51-55, M 13 mins ago

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    Yesterday, Just after the sun went down . I picked up my pen & note pad & took a coffee out into the garden , Where sat cross legged on the grass & waited Patiently to speak to the...
    RETROSOUNDS RETROSOUNDS 36-40, M Mar 30

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    Ramky Farms & Estate Ltd launch a new residential venture as villas “ Gardenia Grove” in Discovery City township at Srisailam Highway in Hyderabad. Discovery City is a Hi-tech...
    affireal affireal 26-30, M 3 days ago

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    I never cared till my first breakdown . . and i had lost my job and the neighbours thoughtfully complained to my landlord that I had not cut my grass. I was fuming. I cut it with...
    dispossessed dispossessed 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    Dear heart, why will you use me so? Dear eyes that gently me upbraid, Still are you beautiful -- - but O, How is your beauty raimented! Through the clear mirror of your eyes...
    tacitlygarrulous tacitlygarrulous 70+, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Jaron and The Long Road to Love - That's Beautiful to Me Lyrics You were Juliet and I was into you And I asked you out 'til you couldn't say no And you finally felt it too I...
    sherrianna sherrianna 18-21, F Apr 4

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    Thy souls in flames of anger, and cruelty cradle thee In times of war and dragons lore, unleashing unto me Deepest red born winter, for none so dark as thou With kaos as its...
    voslung voslung 36-40, M Mar 26

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    Its such a renewal process. Watching the seasons change and the gardens come to life! The crocus, hyacinth, daffodils and narcissus are are blooming and it make me smile to see the...
    AlphaChick AlphaChick 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    weeding out the brick path in my herb garden, swapping a few plants around. My lazy old black and white cat lounged in the shade. I replanted the hyssop and split up some of the...
    dispossessed dispossessed 46-50, F 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I have figs, rhubarb, raspberries, apples, strawberries and maybe blackcurrants this year . . . The garden never takes more than it gives <3
    dispossessed dispossessed 46-50, F Mar 29

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    Godiva has a wonderful English cottage garden and always works au natural when the sun is out.
    YoungGodiva YoungGodiva 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 1

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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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    "Somebody To Love" (originally by The Great Society) Jefferson Airplane When the truth is found To be lies And all the joy Within you dies Don't you want somebody to love? Don't...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 2 Responses Apr 5

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    The sky was milky gray and the ocean was fierce. The light dappled through the clouds. He stood in a circle of four other friends, skateboard underfoot and as aloof as the azure...
    streck32 streck32 26-30, F Apr 5

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    All Men Saved ? ~ Predestination is the doctrine that God alone is the One who chooses who is saved, that He ordains the means, the time, and the circumstances of salvation and...
    PMEWhite PMEWhite 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 8

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    I once heard these words in a song; 'You must remember this...a kiss is just a kiss...a sigh is just a sigh, ' etc. With you...nothing...nothing, could be further from the truth...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 12

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    Thunderstorms and rain - two things that I really love. Why? Maybe it's 'cause I live in a place where the temperature hardly ever goes below 30 degrees Celsius in the summer...
    RupanjaliSamadder RupanjaliSamadder 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    I absolutely love the outdoors. I live in a warm spot in America and love swimming, sunbathing, boating, gardening, grilling and eating prepared foods outside on the patio, and...
    birthdaypartyforme birthdaypartyforme 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    It sucks when you're ignored by the person whose attention is the only thing you want in the world. Ever since this girl first walked into our school, I couldn’t take my eyes...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M 3 Responses Apr 2

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    B*tch please, not the type that women wear. (But I must say that I also love that) I absolutely love the One Piece franchise (manga, anime, figures, etc.) Romance Dawn -> Little...
    Ansonicchi Ansonicchi 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    Hi, guys! First of all, a general warning: if you are not interested in this sort of experiences, don't even bother to respond. I've got no need for preachers. :D Then, an...
    Eisbrecher Eisbrecher 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 11

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    My ex and I have been together two different times. The first time lasted 3 months and then 6 months later we ended up together again for a year. It's been a little over two months...