Gardening My Worries Away

by Eileen H F
(London, Ontario, Canada)

Spring Flowers

Spring Flowers

I do gardening when I can't find a way to deal with the mess, It is like with each weed I pull or piece of garbage I pull out of gardens, is like pulling the bad out of my life. it doesn't have to cost money, you can make do with the plants all around you, just take some old bricks and dig a little garden and put those old bricks or rocks around it, the neighbors might donate some hostas they are separating, dividing their own gardens, it feels so good to make something look pretty, I walk my dog and pick up the flying garbage on our street and I feel better and all my neighbors like the way our street looks. So that is how I get out of my funks and I have some really great gardens now. I have gotten to find out that plants are really quite tough and will grow anywhere if they are loved.


Oh yes, writing about it helps too.

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Mar 28, 2010
Such LOVELY spring flowers...
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

Getting close to the earth to clean up the "mess" really is a metaphor for life. Thank you for sharing how you find the lighter side in your life with my visitors and me.

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Mar 28, 2010
inspired now by you
by: Anonymous

Really nice idea, there are also 4h for kids and such free clubs to make money doing that i tryed to get my children envolved , in that years ago, and for family violence troubles with their dad and family. and my son ended up knowing every plant loved landscape and so did his brothers. made a career out of it. i wish i had a garden again, tryed an tryed beleive it or not the people who tryed to make our lives miserable they even tryed to ruin that for us. i envy you
you are lucky. very inspiring

Apr 20, 2010
Allotments, the inthing in our modern world of afluence
by: maurice

These past few years I am seeing and hearing of allotments are the in thing for city and town folk. It is a site to behold to see almost complete families digging, sowing, watering and caring for their pride and joy. building little communities and friends as they do so. Gardening is one sure way of being out in the open, away from the four walls of one's house, hostelry, or betting offices. It is great therapy to pull weeds and get angry with oneself for letting them grow so plentiful killing the goodness all around them. I like to wander out under the sky nowand again to blow away my cobwebs, the freedom, the fresh air running through the bones is a great feeling. Even showeing after a good gardening session or cutting the grass is a freeing experience. Thank you for sharing your story with me. Darlene's comment sure it too is refreshing for you and all her visitors. There are as many varities of potatoes now as there are people.

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