do you still have time to do gardening?

gardening - beautiful flowers in a garden
Philippines
September 29, 2007 4:51am CST
i love gardening. i love growing flowers and ornamental plants and having fruit trees around it. i also want to cultivate vegetable plots and have a swing and a pond in between. the problem is, i don't have the time. i am so busy. and now that i live with my in-laws, we don't have the space. i miss my childhood days when we used to have a nice wide garden that the whole family maintained?how about your? do you still have time for some gardening?
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@Jemina (5783)
29 Sep 07
Gardening is one of my hobbies. I used to have a porch full of plants like peace lilies, orchids, and magic roses. They are simple plants but at least they give me joy whenever I see them bloom. Now, I live in the dorm and there's not a place for me to keep my plants but still I want to have a little garden. It would be great if I could have a garden at the back of the house but that's not even feasible because there's not a place that is not cemented. Anyway, in order to satisfy myself a little bit, I buy plants in pots and pile them in a row along the fence
• Philippines
29 Sep 07
sigh...and gardening is a costly hobby, too, huh? used to spend a lot in my old home, just to beautify the garden. but it is just pretty. i like going out there on clear nights...right now, i just contend with my father-in-law's small garden right outside my office nook. we're living on the 3rd floor on top of our store and that is as much garden space that i have. my papa in law loves plants, too, that is why he has spared some space for a garden, even just a small one. :-)
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@Jemina (5783)
30 Sep 07
It could be costly if you prefer the expensive plants. But for me I settle with what my money can afford. At least here the ones that I love are not that expensive. By the way, glad to know you have somebody in the house who share the same interest. At least you're not at all depraved. Well, I guess you just have to enjoy what you have for now and hopefully you will get your own garden where you can spend time in.
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• Philippines
1 Oct 07
yup! my papa-in-law takes care of the plants and of course, he buys them. i just get to have a lovely view of the garden while i am doing my computer work. the garden is on the left and the kitchen is on my right. what more could i ask for? hahaha
@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
30 Sep 07
I'm in a situation where I cant garden. I do keep up on my botany and yard maintenance info from time to time. In away I do miss true gardening, but at least I have some experience and some botany nerdism that keeps growing.
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• Philippines
1 Oct 07
hi! but how come you still keep up with those info when u don't have a garden. lol oh well, but i think it is also nice even just to look at those garden magazines, right? they are relaxing to the eyes. :-) and you can imagine yourself in there, too, huh? ;-)
@shiloh_222 (5480)
• Philippines
30 Sep 07
hi... i do love to have a flower and herb garden and i love walking around it... as long as there are no mosquitoes... but i seem not to have a green thumb... LOL... good that you have a way with plants... what are your favorite flowers and plants?
• Philippines
1 Oct 07
hi! oh i love herbs, too. but youre right, mosquitoes are a pest. hahaha well, i love orchids...trees...flowers that bloom without season. i love nature! i loved it before when our house looked like a foresT! :-)
@diillu (5128)
29 Sep 07
I just love gardening. Back in my home we have huge space for gardening and everyone in my family loves gardening. That's the reason why we have different flowers,plants,fruits and vegetables in our garden. It is just too fun gardening. But right now I live in a dormitory. Even if I have time I don't have space for gardening. That's why I have bought small pots and have planted few flowers. It looks good in my room.
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• Philippines
1 Oct 07
oh that's sad diilu...but at least you are making use of what you have. yeah, just beautify your space for now until you have your own place. bless you! :-)
@lgwlong (199)
• China
30 Sep 07
i love gardening ,but i am so lazy ,so i would not like to take so much time to do the gardening
• Philippines
2 Oct 07
Of course I do have. But not as much. Even if I have only a little garden, I make the most out of it. Gardening refreshes me. Everytime I see my plants bloom, it gives me a different aura. It's nice to see flowers in your garden.
• Philippines
18 Oct 07
oh that is nice. it is ver refreshing isn't it? do you find it relaxing?
@Perry2007 (2229)
• Philippines
11 Oct 07
I use to have a garden, Vegetable garden. i plant asparagus, beans, broccoli, and other Baguio vegetables. LOL... was I a farmer then? I missed doing that. my flower potted plants are all existing on their own, they also must have missed my TLC back home. We will soon have all the time to go back to do what we love doing. In a little while though, because like you we have to set priorities.
• Philippines
9 Oct 07
Spoiled311, I still have time to do gardening. Every weekend I find some time to relax in our garden and then do some gardening.
@dpk262006 (56531)
• Delhi, India
3 Oct 07
Who does not like to see flowers, plants and tress! I like to see flowers blooming and love to see plants, when I get up in the morning. I have many plants in my house and I enjoy watching and nuturing them. I agree with you that gardening is an expensive hobby and time consuming, yet I like it.
@sugarfloss (2140)
• Malaysia
1 Oct 07
hey spoiled 311,I don't even have time for myself.what more,gardening.I'm in Uni and I think Uni's eating 20 hours of my daily life.This sucks.
@mabmab (15)
• Philippines
1 Oct 07
So we have the same reason.I also love gardening but i dont have time too.Anyone can help us how to solve this?
• India
29 Sep 07
Like you i also love gardening.Getting no time is not an excuse.But you have to find some time for it.Space is another concern.You can pant indoor plants.But they are little bit costlier.