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11/10/11 11:22 A

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Gardening has it all. Patience, hard work, persistence, love, sunshine, dreaming, planning, humbling, respect for nature, faith. A place in creation.. I am hooked completely. But that said I am not superior to others. Those that do not garden have their own mediums that nurture all of these qualities. Animals, children, art, writing, music, etc....

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10/26/11 10:32 A

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I too love all the aspects of gardening! I think it also teaches persistence as making mistakes and failures lead to new attempts to get it right. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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10/26/11 2:29 A

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emoticon emoticon emoticon keep on trying, got to learn from our mistakes, thats why gardening is so rewarding emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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10/26/11 2:04 A

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I've been trying to grow pumpkins for years now and this is the first year I actually got it right. I'm thinking about expanding my garden in the spring though to include carrots or peppers.

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MEILII: Oh WOW! Could you come move into my neighborhood??????

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10/19/11 9:08 A

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These attributes are things we all share and which draws us to gardening for me i love the planning, the nurturing (running out everyday to see how things have grown), the continuous learning and discovery (i get excited even finding new insects or arachnids on and around my plants, i must identify them and learn about them). I love the harvest, the knowing of the right time to pull, the researching of recipes for the gluts. I enjoys browsing the seed catalogues and discovering or eating something new or different or that holds a special history. I love companion planting, knowing who helps who grow and who is best kept with a little distance. THe three sisters planting technique amazes me!
I love being able to give away that which ive grown and poured my love into.
Most of all i love eating allmy hardwork, the superior flavours, textures, smells..I thoroughly enjoy everything about vegetable gardeing.
I believe its good for us by keeping us moving, eating healthier and giving us that quiet meditation time wher we can get lost in the little world we create and nuture.
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10/18/11 6:27 P

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Interesting! Keep 'em coming!! I'm learning a lot, here.

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10/18/11 3:50 P

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Yes and yes, as well as being visionary. We plan, we plot out and envision the end results of our efforts after it produces. I believe we do this in everything we endeavor.

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10/18/11 2:55 P

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Year after year, growing tomatoes in our short northwest summers . . . I must be an optimist!

Things do not change; we change.

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10/18/11 1:59 A

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emoticon Any day I have planted something is a good and happy day! I have accomplished something. Especially since I always replenish the soil with organic nutrients when I plant. emoticon emoticon

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10/17/11 3:25 P

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I've heard the same about animal lovers. Maybe it's whatever makes us feel good is actually good for us, whether it's animals, plants, hiking, crocheting or anything else. emoticon

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10/17/11 3:00 P

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I think in general that gardeners are nurturers. We sow the seeds and nurture them through all stages of development. We weed and water and monitor them. Heck! I even talk to my plants - but then, I'm a little silly sometimes.....

Science suggests that gardeners live longer, healthier lives than those who do not garden. is it b/c of what we eat or b/c the activity reduces stress? Who know??? Who cares???

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10/17/11 1:11 P

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I would never have described myself as patient; however, after two terrible growing seasons I must be. This year the season was delayed one month due to too much rain and when my tomatoes finally reached the stage where they would get ripe, they got late season blight and an early frost. After wasting a lot of time and effort (I start all my own seeds), I still plan on trying again next year. If that doesn't demonstrate patience and positive thinking, I don't know what does!






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10/17/11 10:52 A

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I don't know if gardening helps with these attributes, but I'd like to think that I have them. I am able to relate a lot of things in life & gardening. And it has helped me understand some stories in the Bible! Which seems weird, but I hear myself explaining things in the Bible, using gardening references, during my Bible study! teehee!

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10/17/11 9:55 A

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What does this say about those who don't garden?...m mmmm

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10/17/11 8:16 A

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Gardening is an act of faith and a belief in the future.

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10/17/11 7:54 A

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I can say I'm a positive person...not sure that goes for all gardeners. Sometimes, my garden is terrible, but I try again the next year...been doing this for years! Am I patient??? NO!! That is a weakness of mine! emoticon

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LOL, not sure about being patient but positive and most of all humble gets my vote! And HAPPY, I think we are happier than most people.

Happiness is ?..... watering the garden early morning......

planting up a new bed with seedlings.....


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10/17/11 1:01 A

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I have a decent vegetable garden but never think of myself as a gardener. I think I just figured out why, I'm not very patient with plants at all. emoticon

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Do you think us gardeners are Positive People?

I mean: growing veggie from a seed. Loving, watering, fussing over it, making sure it gets plenty of light, etc. JUST to have it eating by critters, etc?

Do you think us gardeners are Patient People?

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