Therapy For Me

Water Droplet - I love the looks of this each morning when the dew sits on the leaves.
@webeishere (36353)
United States
April 23, 2008 2:53pm CST
Well I have a discussion about having to call 911 for dad falling this afternoon. So after I calmed down a little bit I needed some "stress relief therapy" I went outside to tend to some of the flowers etc out front. This is a plant that I can not recall the name of. Maybe someone can help me (again) identify this. I asked last year and forgot already what it is. But I did some weeding along the flower beds then watered them. These plants have fuzzy leaves that hold the moisture so well. I love how water looks and stays on their leaves. What do ytou think about this shot? Do you also do anything along the lines of gardening as a type of therapy? HAPPY GARDENING FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
23 Apr 08
Sorry Grandpa Bob, I have no idea what that is, but I do know that gardening is the Best therapy in the world..I use it often which is probably why I am calmer during the warmer weather than when it is cold out..
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
23 Apr 08
I did a discussion last spring asking what this was and forgot already. I don't want to look all the weay that far back to find out either. I love being outdoors doing weeding and or planting etc. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• United States
23 Apr 08
I hope someone has the answer for you, I know what it is like forgetting what kind of plant I have here or there..
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
24 Apr 08
No luck yet. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@minnie_98214 (10573)
• United States
23 Apr 08
Mabey thats what Tyler needs therapy by weeding lol. Well hes getting it tonight.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
23 Apr 08
Tell him he has a Dr. appointment then. Dr Weed. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM DADDY!!~
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@tessah (6621)
• United States
24 Apr 08
therapy, stress releif.. just plain old grounding in general, there isnt much else that works as well as getting yer hands in the dirt and making things grow. no clue what that plant is tho, sorry. does it bloom or is it just ground cover with those jagged leaves? hope yer father is doing better today
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
24 Apr 08
It is the only time that under my fingernails gets dirty too. I wear gloves only when digging up the ground etc. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
23 Apr 08
Gardening and just plain yard work is very good therapy for me. Now if I can get off my lazy butt and get out to hoe up all the grass/weeds that sprouted in my garden, it would be ready to plant. Glad I won't have to till it this year. Just going to hoe/remove all the grass and weeds then plant in the rows that are still visible from last year. Going to have to get my garbage cans ready for the onslaught of grass clippings I'll be getting from a neighbor who mows several yards every year as well. Then I'll have them ready to spread as mulch again.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
23 Apr 08
In my 5 years here I have yet to till the soil. I just turn it over and weed it then plant. The wife goes out each morning weeding the veggie and strawberry gardens. I weed maybe once a week. I want a devent tiller but they run close to $600 for a good one so that's not happening anytime soon. I've been checking auction sites for one but no luck yet. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• United States
23 Apr 08
I love gardening. I am not sure what your flowers are but they are beautiful. Gardening is great therapy. I am so looking forward to being back out in the garden. It has been rain and snow here today so I am really really ready for the gardening and the sunshine etc. Happy gardening!
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
23 Apr 08
These aren't a flower. Just a type of ground cover. This is all they do all year is look fuzzy and awesome with water drops on them. They do spread and get a lot bigger though. Gardening is kind of relaxing in a way for me. A lot of work but it does lower my stress etc each time I am utside. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@flowerchilde (12530)
• United States
24 Apr 08
Oh yes! Gardening as therapy! and as a hobby.. and lifestyle! - Almost nothing is more soothing than working in the dirt, watering, etc.. Very calming and keeps yer head on straight. Hope your dad is doing ok! I worry lots about my folks falling! and no one being around..
• United States
24 Apr 08
I could only see the thumbnail pic of the plant. Maybe it will allow me to see it on a larger scale at a later time. One of the best things we can do for ourselves is exercise when we are feeling stressed. Gardening is great exercise. When I am feeling sluggish or down I grab a rake and my gloves and head for the garden beds.
@Hatley (164485)
• Garden Grove, California
28 Apr 08
grandpa Bob I used to grow fuschias in pots and I loved it when we had our own home as it was a relaxing therapy for me.I also belonged to a fuschia growere society and we had regular meetings every month. Several timesI won a door prize of a fuschia and that was a lot of fun. I have seriously thought about growing some fuschias in our little patio as they would look a lot prettier than the weed patch that is there now. My main problem would be getting enough shade for them during the hot part of the day but I think that could be worked out.
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@GardenGerty (102464)
• United States
27 Apr 08
Mostly myLot is my therapy. Gardening can be, too. I am not as good or as dedicated as you are. I am mostly posting so I can get to see your plant. I answer from e-mail, you know. I also have missed some of the discussions you have started.I did not realized that your dad had fallen.
• Lubbock, Texas
24 Apr 08
I'm sorry to hear about your Dad. I don't know for sure what your ground cover is. There's a type of ivy that has a rounded leaf. I could never quite believe it was ivy, but that's what they said at the garden center. It looked a little like your picture, but not exactly. Gardening, AKA "playin' in the dirt" has been my favorite type of therapy for many years and has gotten me through many stressful times. It just seems like the earth absorbs all my cares and negative energy for a while.
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