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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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    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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    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 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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 3 Responses Sep 24, 2013

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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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    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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    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 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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I like my own garden but I also like visiting public gardens where ornamental river and falls can be seen with the plants. Most have the landscape change to accomodate them in some...
    Thesoutherner Thesoutherner 66-70, M Sep 16

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    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 31-35, F a week ago

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    I think I'm falling in love with gardening.
    FinlayBrowne FinlayBrowne 31-35, F 4 Responses Sep 3

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    There is something so relaxing about taking care of plants. I love watching the leaves in my garden turn towards the sun. I think that people and plants have more of a connection...
    whitelight411 whitelight411 18-21, F Sep 6

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    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...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F 2 Responses Sep 9

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    Humans can help bees in two direct ways: planting bee-friendly flowers and not polluting them with chemical toxins like pesticides. You can also help bees by leaving their honey...
    Aryg Aryg 36-40, F 6 Responses Sep 2

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    I have always like a garden and have tried to keep this one together for the last nine years. Introduced some new flowers and expanded on others. It is a good past time when you...
    Thesoutherner Thesoutherner 66-70, M Sep 16

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    Im big fan of zen gardens but of course i dont have :)
    fauxlady fauxlady 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    Tonight's harvest Moon A lovely eve on the patio watching monday night footfall with my hubby
    Stufy Stufy 46-50, F Sep 8

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    My friends have challenged me to rid my snake beans of aphids by spraying coca-cola on them. They say it works. But I do not want to support coca-cola for ethical reasons. I feel...
    FinlayBrowne FinlayBrowne 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 9

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    my guardian bought me succulents, a hanging plant, and two other plants on saturday i was really happy! i planted them the same day and im hoping they grow well! we are also...
    leetho leetho 16-17, F Sep 22

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    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...
    FinlayBrowne FinlayBrowne 31-35, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    This is my blessing. I love gardening, nothing better than fresh food you have put the time and energy to grow...I grew with a very big garden, always fruit and vegetables to be...
    quianominorleo quianominorleo 36-40, M Sep 21

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    I love gardening, it's one of the hobbies I've had since I was little. I was thinking one day maybe I could invite the little girl next door to help me somedays. I'm sure she'd...
    Rations Rations 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 21

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    Savage Garden - Truly Madly Deeply
    maverick1962 maverick1962 51-55, M 14 hrs ago

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    LYNN ANDERSON - ROSE GARDEN
    PsychobillyCindy PsychobillyCindy 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I arrived here in the heat of early Summer, the house empty and garden tinder-dry. The hot weather had driven everyone in the village indoors and the garden was quiet, baking in...
    softgreenhourglass softgreenhourglass 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 8

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    We use organic lawn fertilizers which limit run off and produce much better and much more drought tolerant root programs.Bulbs are a great option for people who wish to delight in...
    Cameronzpg2937 Cameronzpg2937 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 7

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    I live the country and have a nice garden that I maintain in my backyard. I love to grow flowers and vegetables. When gardening I am nude there too as well. I love nudity where...
    maturemominbackyard maturemominbackyard 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 7

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    Jacksonpj05 Jacksonpj05 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 22

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    I've realized several new capabilities and regularly staying qualified by company and going Using the times ie technology.World wide Accountable Leadership Programme This...
    Wendolynce106 Wendolynce106 31-35, M 1 Response