Do you have a garden? do you spend time with your plants and do you enjoy it?

Mandhara  - Our house is named mandhara after this flower..
@kiran8 (15203)
Mangalore, India
March 15, 2011 12:24pm CST
I have a garden and I like spending time in my garden.Now, it is time to re pot and also put in new plants. I have planted a few hibiscus plants which should be flowering in a couple of months. There is always something to do and look forward to in one's garden. I spend most of my afternoon and evenings in the garden...how about you all? please share some details about your garden and also upload some pictues of your garden...
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@anil02 (2886)
• India
16 Mar 11
Hello Kiran I cann't share my views on this topic because I have any garden, but I like plants flowers etc.
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@kiran8 (15203)
• Mangalore, India
21 Mar 11
Hi anil, you may not have a garden now, but one can never be sure about the future right especially if you are fond of flowers and plants. You are bound to think of having a garden when you have an opportunity to do so - all the best and happy mylotting
@anil02 (2886)
• India
21 Mar 11
Hello, no one can predict future. I like flowers and plants but I have not space in my house. And other reason for it, I cannot look after the garden, because I am disable one.
@kiran8 (15203)
• Mangalore, India
21 Mar 11
Anil, I will not say I am sorry because I feel that the very fact that you are here and trying to make the best of what you can shows a positive spirit. By the way, what kind of a disability do you have ? please do share if its ok with you...
@dpk262006 (54659)
• Delhi, India
16 Mar 11
Hi Kiran! I have a terrace garden and I love plants. Due to space crunch, I have potted plants and cannot afford unlimited plants. I have three hibicus plants and when flowers bloom on them, it looks awesome. I spend my mornings, watering the plants. You can see some pictures of my plants, if you visit my Facebook profile. (I know you maintain a very good garden )
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@dpk262006 (54659)
• Delhi, India
17 Mar 11
Oreo! I could not get you.
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@kiran8 (15203)
• Mangalore, India
19 Mar 11
Saw your plants deepak and they are so colorful and thriving under your care. I know the special feeling you get when flowering plants are in bloom, I am constantly going close to them and touching them etc ; I am surethat they like human touch and warmth. I can see my pants wilting when I am gone for a few days ( May be my imagination ?) enjoy your sunday
@kiran8 (15203)
• Mangalore, India
19 Mar 11
Hi OreoCookie, I too have a few violets in my home and garden. They need to be constantly shifted in different seasons. During monsoons I have to move them indoors and during heat again they need to be put in a shady place, but all the effort is worthwhile. they are in bloom now and look so pretty...they don't need to be repotted often , instead if you feel the need why not dig out the top soil and replace it with fresh potting soil...
@mobhomeir (7565)
• Philippines
16 Mar 11
I appreciate that my friend. How I wish I could have one. Yeah. right now I don't have any yet but sooner I would really try to have one. We're living right now in a space that almost entirely cemented lots... Nice post.. Mobhomeir here..
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@kiran8 (15203)
• Mangalore, India
17 Mar 11
Hi mobhomeir, Don;t worry things happen for the best especially when you wish for something. this is what I have noticed about life, it goes as you want .Thanks a lot for your response , enjoy your evening
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@mobhomeir (7565)
• Philippines
18 Mar 11
Yeah I hope so..I will tell right away as soon that wish fulfilled...nice day ahead..
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@kiran8 (15203)
• Mangalore, India
18 Mar 11
That will be nice mobhomeir, I am sure there are good days ahead ... You know in my own case ,last year during this period I was going through the most difficult period in every imaginable way. Everything in my life was going wrong, but once I took stock of the matter and became determined not to let anything affect me adversely, things automatically feel into place and I have come out much stronger and happier...take care and all the best
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@allknowing (55700)
• India
16 Mar 11
Terrace view - My terrace has a lawn which adds coolness to the place below.
My entire spare time is spent in the garden which has lot of fruit trees, shrubs and flowering plants, with a waterfall and birdbath. My terrace garden is next to my pc room where I visit every day.
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@dpk262006 (54659)
• Delhi, India
17 Mar 11
Great!
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@kiran8 (15203)
• Mangalore, India
20 Mar 11
You are like me allknowing...but your garden sounds very attractive and interesting with a lot of features in it.A terrace garden is a great idea and being next to your pc room is ideal ! I too have one and I spend a lot of time there as well. I have to climb up 2 levels to reach it and it is very difficult to carry stuff up there especially potted plants and compost when it is time for repotting, but it is still worthwhile all the effort thanks a lot for your response
@allknowing (55700)
• India
20 Mar 11
Purple Cluster - Worth having it even at the cost of my guava tree!
Excepting the paths that have been laid out in the garden the other area is filled with greenery more for the birds. I lost my guava tree because I let a creeper go on it. This image here was the culprit but I just could not stop the creeper as it yields beautiful flowers. I have a gardener who does the heavy part of my gardening. Sometimes I have no takers for the various fruits that grow here which I have to throw away and make compost out of them.
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@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
15 Mar 11
Yes, I started gardening last year, I grew only vegetables and strawberry. I was very excited to start it indoor first and got ready for my brandnew garden, but I was pregnant on January so by the time when the late spring arrives, I felt I was too big to do the gardening and I felt very nausea doing the yard work under the sun so I didn't really enjoy it. I'm gonna do it again this year and I hope I will have better time with it.
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@kiran8 (15203)
• Mangalore, India
17 Mar 11
Hi mermaid, I am sure if you have the interest you are bound to enjoy gardening .I am sure your baby too will learn to respect nature watching his mom doing her bit tending to plants etc; I remember my children helping me out in the garden by watering and carrying pots , they used to love it - thanks a lot and all the best !
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@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
17 Mar 11
hehe it would be good to let him learn and help.
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@kiran8 (15203)
• Mangalore, India
18 Mar 11
Yes definitely ! it is cute to see the little ones carrying buckets of water or watering the plants with a hose...
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@bhanusb (5709)
• India
16 Mar 11
Hi kiran, you are so lucky that you live with nature. I live in a crowded city. There is no green. Only if I go to a park I can see plants with flowers. Now here it is Spring. Big trees are covered with red flowers. Cuckoos are singing. In the morning I go to the park for jogging. There I enjoy the nature.
@kiran8 (15203)
• Mangalore, India
21 Mar 11
Hi bhanu, I do realise that I am lucky to have this breathing space right in the centre of the city. I can walk round the house and within my garden and by doing all the gardening job I get enough exercise too.Most people living in large cities have to go to the public parks to enjoy nature and feel at peace ! all the best
@lynnemg (4540)
• United States
16 Mar 11
I love to garden, and most years, I try to plant a nice vegetable garden in my back yard and a flower garden in my flower beds. THis year, I think that I will only be planting my flowers though. My yard needs some serious attention and it is time to plant new grass. So, instead of a vegetable garden this year, I am planning on tilling my yard and planting new grass. I do have plants throughout my house though. I have several philodendrons, an English ivy plant, two peace lilies, African violets, spider plants, bamboo, mother-in-law's tongue, ficus plants, as well as aloe vera. I have a couple of other plants too, but to be honest, I cannot remmeber their names off the top of my head. I get such a feeling of peace when I am caring for them, and watching them grow makes me think of growth within myself and my family.
@kiran8 (15203)
• Mangalore, India
21 Mar 11
Hi lyn,Thanks a lot for sharing details about your garden. You seem to love gardening and plants I too have many plants inside my home but cannot remember the names except a parlor palm , goosefoot plant and african violet. The rest keep changing since I shift them around from time to time.i also have many cactii on my terrace and now I am planning to make some sort of a rock garden there combining some green ferns along with the the thorns...all the best
@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
16 Mar 11
hi kiran, it is just what i lack. come middle of this year when i get an extra, i want to build a little garden in front of my front window. there is a space about 2 square meters that i could utilize for a garden. i hope it materializes. have a very nice day. ann
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@kiran8 (15203)
• Mangalore, India
21 Mar 11
Hi ann, thats nice, 2 meters is good enough to have a little garden and any greenery in the house gives it a fresh look and makes it an ideal spot to relax in.Once you are through with it, do upload some pictures from your garden - all the best and happy mylotting
@piya84 (2591)
• India
16 Mar 11
yes i have three balakani...sort of mini terrace actually.There we have plenty plants in small small buckets.I spend sometime in the morning near those plants and water them as well.It makes me feel nice and very much fresh.
@kiran8 (15203)
• Mangalore, India
21 Mar 11
Hi piya, Thanks a lot for your response I too used to live in an apartment a few years ago and had a terrace garden like you have in 3 balconies.It is nice to have a few plants around you besides making you feel refreshed it also adds some interest in your life - all the best and happy mylotting
@djmarion (4905)
• Philippines
16 Mar 11
i love gardening too but due to my busy work schedule i have no chance to visit my little garden often, my mother is actually the one who works on it now since she's not working. she loves plants too and she actually spend a lot of time outside even though ours is just a small one due to lack of space.
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@kiran8 (15203)
• Mangalore, India
21 Mar 11
Hi djmarion, A garden is nice whatever the size.It is nice to know that your mother enjoys gardening. One can do wonders with even a very tiny space, like have a rock garden with cactus and plants etc ...We have a neighbor who is living on the first floor of a house having rented out downstairs. She has an amazing garden in 160 square feet of terrace space. Besides a small lotus pond she is even growing a pomegranate tree there in a large pot which is about to flower and bear fruits now
@justit (75)
• China
16 Mar 11
I have no garden now,but i grew some plants before, rose,chrysanthemum and bracketplant,and also other plants,i hope that i can find a place to grow my favorite flowers,now i spend my spare time to study planting. hope that can come true. And hope your garden will be more and more beautiful.
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@kiran8 (15203)
• Mangalore, India
20 Mar 11
Hi justit, I am sure that if you are determined , you will definitely be able to grow a garden very soon.Thanks a lot for your wishes, in my case my garden is more a hobby and something that makes me happy ...thanks a lot and all the best
@didi13 (2927)
• Romania
16 Mar 11
And I have a little piece of land on which I tried to bring vegetables, but if you do not get it, do work in vain. Eventually we managed to have my little garden of parsley, lovage, a little green onion, which would have remained small even if we leave the ground until the summer, a few tomatoes and cucumbers, which I put a few jars pickled . This year I decided. I only put the parsley and cucumber, tomatoes are susceptible to diseases and pests. I and a small flower garden, where we put Lala, pearl, hyacinths, daffodils, lilies, peonies, lilies and roses. Now that spring came, I can not wait to start gardening!
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@kiran8 (15203)
• Mangalore, India
19 Mar 11
Hi didi, you seem to be doing a lot with your garden. it is great to have some vegetable or the other growing in your garden that you can use in your daily cooking. When I visited my daughters in laws last year, I noticed that they grew almost all their vegetables at home.They would go round the garden each morning picking vegetables for the day and planning the menu - thanks a lot for your response, have a nice weekend
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@shia88 (4582)
• Malaysia
16 Mar 11
Hi, Gardening is not my hobby ,for sure. My house do have a garden ,but I am not interested to do any gardening jobs even on my free time, I prefer to watch TV or do other hobbies. Both my in-laws like gardening alot, they will plant some flower ,fruits and vegetables at the backyards. So we can have fresh fruits and vegetables very frequently. ALthough I like to walk around the garden,but gardening is not part of my life activity.
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@kiran8 (15203)
• Mangalore, India
19 Mar 11
Hi shia, You are really are missing out on something that is absolutely a great experience.It is healthy and enjoyable besides being a great de-stresser - thanks a lot for sharing your views, enjoy your weekend
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@kukueye (1761)
• Malaysia
16 Mar 11
Yes I do some light gardening since my mom does it including flower pot or plant in the garden soil , for me more of hard labour like cuting grass trimming the hedge and trim flowers and also raking leaves cleaning the gutter and such , sometime watering and also digging holes and such , I like dry gardening and early urge mornings when the is cool
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@kiran8 (15203)
• Mangalore, India
19 Mar 11
Hi kuku, thats really nice, you helping out your mom in the garden. It is not only a healthy hobby but also very enjoyable.When a plant does well under your care it can give you a lot of happiness and satisfaction -thanks a lot and have a nice weekend
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@StrataO (18)
• Indonesia
16 Mar 11
Currently i don't have garden because I don't live at home alone, I have enaugh land for gardening but still unthinkable at this time what should I plant.but some friends suggest to planted trees such as Mango and other fruit, by the way I hope you're succesfull with your hobby, and planted more flowers are beutiful.
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@kiran8 (15203)
• Mangalore, India
19 Mar 11
Hi Strata, thank you so much for your response If you are not able to devote much time for gardening then it is best to plant some fruit bearing trees or coconut palm which doesnt require much care once established. I am very fond of gardening and spend a lot of time with my plants....all the best
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@eurekafemme (5881)
• Philippines
16 Mar 11
When I was in the province, I used to have a garden. It was so easy to set up one thewre because we have a wide front yard and I love flowering plants. There was a tie when I felt so depressed and the therapy for it was a garden lawn.It helped me a lot. Chase away my boredom as well as it made me feel happy everyday seeing those beautiful blooms. It did not only affect my mood but everybody's moods as well. We seemed to live in a harmonious relationship despite of the many differences we have. Garden is a good therapy.:)
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@kiran8 (15203)
• Mangalore, India
18 Mar 11
Hi eurekafemme,thanks a lot for sharing your views here Gardening is certainly de-stressing and makes you forget all your worries.I too spend time in my garden when I am worried or tense.Each day is a new day and I look forward to spending time with my plants and they respond to all the care and love we shower on them. I had a hibiscus plant which I had planted a month ago and it was doing very well. I had to go to bangalore for week and my garden was being looked after by my maid who is not too good with the plants, she is erratic. When I came back the plant had wilted and had fungus on the leaves. Now, after some care, it is slowly reviving..
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• United States
16 Mar 11
It's barely become spring here in the Great Lakes State. In the next month or so, after all fear of frost has passed, I'll be digging and planting like a crazy person. This year we are expanding our food garden to two above ground boxes, BIG boxes. One will be for above ground plants like tomatoes and beans and the other will be for the spreader plants, mostly melons and squashes (different varieties of both). For the in ground area, that will be for the root veggies. Out front I have my herb garden. Along the front walk, under the big picture window, and on the side of the house by the drive way I plant a huge variety of flowers. I also have my 5 lilacs growing in very nicely out front, and once they are bigger, they'll provide a lovely privacy hedge. Right now, I'm waiting for the crocuses to bloom, then I will know spring is really and truly here.
@kiran8 (15203)
• Mangalore, India
17 Mar 11
Hi,thank you so much for sharing your details here I would love to see your garden in bloom. I can visualise all the veggies and flowers and the lilacs WOW ! sounds really interesting, please do post some picture of your garden here at mylot photos.all the best and happy mylotting
• United States
15 Mar 11
Awwh you discussions reminds me of how much I miss my gardening and planting. I use to own a home and although I worked full time I use to invest so much time in my gardening and planting. More time planting then actually enjoying it. But I remember coming out of my garage since it was located in the back behind my garden, and after a very long stressful day sit in my garden and enjoy the lovely vegetables and my 42 rose bushes. It was like therapy for me. Oh how I miss it. Enjoy your garden!
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@kiran8 (15203)
• Mangalore, India
17 Mar 11
Why what happened hwgurl? did you move into another house? If one is interested in gardening it does take over and we tend to miss it a lot...I used to live in an apartment and at that time I really missed gardening since there was limited scope to do anything much in the apartment...thanks a lot for sharing your response and all the best
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@puccagirl (7316)
• Israel
15 Mar 11
I do have a garden, but I am not very good at gardening, nor am I very interested in it. So I have to admit I haven't done that much with my garden so far. Hopefully I will get interested in gardening some day so I will!
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@kiran8 (15203)
• Mangalore, India
16 Mar 11
Hi puccagirl, it takes just one plant planted by you and when you see it thriving, it gives you such a feeling of happiness that you will want to grow more and take care of them...I am sure with a little initial effort from your side you too will enjoy gardening - thanks a lot and all the best
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@sexyice (874)
• Latvia
15 Mar 11
I have a garden too and I like spending time in garden too. I also have a warm house. A week ago sowed the first peppers and tomatoes - they will grow in warmhouse. Yet I have a vegetable garden where grow carrots, cabbage, carrots, beets and dill. And ofcourse I have flower garden too, that make happy my heart
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@kiran8 (15203)
• Mangalore, India
16 Mar 11
Hi ice, Thanks a lot for sharing your views here. It is really nice to have a vegetable garden and be able to have home grown vegetables.I am sure that you enjoy gardening and spending time. It is such a healthy and pleasurable hobby - all the best and happy mylotting
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