Garden

After my previous post for the A-Z Challenge, I though I would write about something that actually gives me a little joy in life – my garden.

When it comes to my garden, I don’t green thumb. In fact, I have been known to kill a plant or two due to either over or under watering. However, it just gives me the opportunity to plant something else and try to make it grow. From flowers to plants to vegetables, every time I went to the nursery I marveled at the vast selections and the endless possibilities.

Living in northern California, I have an opportunity for a longer growing season. Last year, I had tomatoes all the way until December! This was highly unusual because the weather patterns changed and allowed for a warmer than normal fall and early part of winter. My tomatoes were little troupers…they grew to over 14 feet tall and I helped make that happen! I did it…I helped make those plants grow and produce that delicious fruit.

So what have I learned…well…I think the biggest thing I have learned that while gardening can be dirty, messy, and backbreaking, its also relaxing, rewarding and cathartic for this “lonely” soul. So the next time you’re a little sad, go outside and plant a garden.   

Wishing you moments of quiet gardening,

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  • I also love gardening, it gives me peace of mind!

  • I'm the world's worst gardener. The only thing that thrives for me is IVy. LOL.

  • Although I like gardens, I hate gardening – have never found it rewarding, just damned hard work, and the weeds grow faster than anything else does!

  • I can't get into flowers. Landscaping at our house is rotten. But I did our first vegetable garden last summer and loved it!!! If I can avoid bugs and worms, even better!

  • Jo

    I love my flowers and they make me smile all summer. Even when I'm bent over weeding or digging or planting, I'm happy.
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  • I enjoyed your post. Congratulations on growing those tomatoes! Not too shabby for someone who doesn't have a green thumb. I too, have been know to kill many -a-plant in my day…;)

  • 14 foot tall tomatoes??? How in the world did you pick them?

  • I just found a website via pinterest where you can choose where you live and they give you tips and reminders. This, I need! I live in the desert, and grew up here, so i'm clueless!

  • If only I had the talent…I am the worst gardener – I have a black thumb. But I love cut flowers! I envy you the enjoyment you get from gardening.

  • Wow, green thumb or not…those are some heavy duty tomatoes!!! I don't have a gift with gardening either, but I still do it anyways and celebrate my little successes. πŸ˜€ Great G post!

    Kathy
    http://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.com

  • The act of creation is overwhelming, isn't it?

  • What a pretty looking garden, Susan. I try to grow one every year with mixed results. Our house is situated such that only one strip of land by the driveway gets enough sun to grow things, so that's where we put everything. Our favorites are tomatoes, green peppers, (sometimes) carrots, and as many flowers as I can fit in–always gladioli, often zinnias, usually marigolds. It's so nice to look out and see things growing.

  • Congrats on making your garden grow. Mine is in sad shape.

    Catch My Words
    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com/

  • Love gardening, but I've had to cut back to make more time for writing. You make me want to dive back into the hobby!

  • I also posted about gardening for the 'G' day of the AtoZ Challenge – nice to see great minds think alike! πŸ™‚