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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    “If I had a flower for every time I thought of you...I could walk through my garden forever.” ~Alfred Tennyson
    lovingRIZA lovingRIZA 51-55, F Dec 7

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

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    I want a pond but don't have much space ;-;
    ShadowOnTheSun ShadowOnTheSun 18-21, T 1 Response Nov 23

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    Beet progress! My carrots have started sprouting too.
    gybe gybe 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 28

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    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...
    Uncleleo Uncleleo 56-60, M 2 days ago

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    I love gardening in the nude when it is warm enough. Happily the neighbours don't seem to mind. I was naked in the garden many times this year, since we had a lovely hot summer.
    price2952 price2952 61-65, M Dec 4

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    A man sees a sign outside a house - 'Talking Dog For Sale.' He rings the bell, the owner appears and tells him the dog can be viewed in the back garden. The man sees a very nice...
    Rusham Rusham 66-70, M 4 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    He grows the best Kale straight out of pure love. As she holds it as the best bouquet she ever held, pure love energy roars into her...she blushes and presses the leaves into her...
    KittysKit KittysKit 36-40, F 2 hrs ago

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    My father was an avid gardener when he was younger.It was an escape - from my mother mostly, but I won't go into that. When he became ill, he asked me to move back into the family...
    HolmesGirl HolmesGirl 51-55, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    When we set up our front garden it was purely Australian Native plants we used with no front lawn. Just plants and mulch. The state of Western Australia has some lovely ones, well...
    ozroller ozroller 51-55, M 1 Response Nov 25

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    Aerosmith || Hole In My SoulI'm down a one way streetWith a one night standWith a one track mindOut in no man's land(The punishment sometimes don't seem to fit the crime)Yeah...
    SmartKat SmartKat 46-50, F 1 Response Dec 5

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    Gardening wasn't really my hobby but since i love flowers why not make my own? it's a good experience to actually felt the lands in my hand though my nails got too dirty i still...
    Thiswillbethelast Thiswillbethelast 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 28

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    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 2 Responses Nov 22

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    My old man is a bad man but I can't deny the way he holds my hand And he grabs me, he has me by my heart He doesn't mind I have a Las Vegas past He doesn't mind I have an LA crass...
    BookOfShadows BookOfShadows 18-21, F Dec 8

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    you got that dark green love you got that summer sweet i've got the greenest thumb i promise when you come we gone be plantin' seeds i'm gonna give you the best greens in my...
    Selah91 Selah91 41-45, F Dec 10

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    Nick Cave - Bring It On This garden that I built for you That you sit in now and yearn I will never leave it, dear I could not bear to return And find it all untended With the...
    Sorfarina Sorfarina 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I'm 24 years old and I'm just now experience what it's like to fall in love for the first time. I've never been the type of girl to just say that I love someone for the sake of...
    atheGAYlouise atheGAYlouise 22-25, F 6 Responses Dec 10

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    I'm 24 years old and I'm just now experience what it's like to fall in love for the first time. I've never been the type of girl to just say that I love someone for the sake of...
    atheGAYlouise atheGAYlouise 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 10

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    Hey, My name's **** (Account name is an Alias for obvious reasons) and I fell in love with my cousin when I was 15... or around 15 years old. Anyway, I'll start from the...
    TobyMccoy1996 TobyMccoy1996 18-21, M 4 Responses Nov 24

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