Is Gardening Only For Girls?

@ilocosboy (37306)
Philippines
October 21, 2017 11:11pm CST
I was cleaning our garden, replanting some of the ornamental plants and weeding off the potted plants when someone told me: "Are you a gay, gardening is only for lady's." She said. Of course I'm not a gay. I have my lovely wife and five children plus one. How can I be a gay? Just because I love gardening does that mean I'm gay. And as far as I know, only few gay friends I have love gardening. So now I was really thinking if gardening is only a girls thing. That if you are a man you shouldn't do watering the garden plants, blooming the flowers, replanting the ornamental and placing them in the proper position. But I know lots of men love gardening.
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@shubhu3 (18230)
• New Delhi, India
22 Oct
That's a wrong thing she said. My cousin also loves gardening. Infact he does it better than my mother.
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@ilocosboy (37306)
• Philippines
22 Oct
When, I think I can take pride of that, I'm better gardener than my wife, he he.
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@shubhu3 (18230)
• New Delhi, India
22 Oct
@ilocosboy Hehehe that's nice.
@aureliah (18536)
• Kenya
22 Oct
It is true it is a wrong thing to say. Men enjoy gardening more
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@jstory07 (69903)
• Roseburg, Oregon
22 Oct
Whoever told you that did not know what they were talking about.. Lots of men love to work in their gardens.
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@ilocosboy (37306)
• Philippines
22 Oct
And I love gardening, its just these few people in our village have no interest in gardening and they told me its not a man's job. I just ignore them and continue my gardening.
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@aureliah (18536)
• Kenya
22 Oct
@ilocosboy don’t worry they should know better
@andriaperry (58691)
• United States
22 Oct
No its not just for girls, my dad had the most beautiful lawn and flower garden, and a vegetable garden. I know so many men that garden I cannot count them. That was just something stupid some silly girl said.
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@ilocosboy (37306)
• Philippines
22 Oct
I don't know if its belief or tradition that they said its not for us. But that just change now, gardening is also for us, men, who wanted to have a beautiful lawn and garden.
• United States
22 Oct
I don't think it is just for women. Whoever said that is totally rude and thinks in strict gender rules that I think are outdated. Gardening can be related to farming, and there are tons of guys who are farmers.
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@ilocosboy (37306)
• Philippines
22 Oct
Sometimes old fashioned guys in our village are like that, don't know what gardening can give to them.
• United States
22 Oct
@ilocosboy That's too bad. There are so many benefits to gardening.
@ilocosboy (37306)
• Philippines
22 Oct
anti-stress and therapeutic.
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@youless (93640)
• Guangzhou, China
22 Oct
No, of course gardening is not only for girls. What can have such a shallow thought? Gardening is a kind of interest and hobby and everybody can have it. It is nothing for girls only. Actually there are some very professional gardeners and they are males.
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@ilocosboy (37306)
• Philippines
22 Oct
Yeah, I observed that too, but you know these guys in the rural village where men are doing the farming and the ladies are in the house, they never change.
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• United States
22 Oct
Of course not! I know men who enjoy gardening!
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@ilocosboy (37306)
• Philippines
22 Oct
I'm one of them and I really love doing it because its therapeutic and anti-stress.
• United States
24 Oct
@ilocosboy Yes do what you enjoy! Don't let anyone say it's for a girl or females only.
@ilocosboy (37306)
• Philippines
24 Oct
yeah, never affected
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@prashu228 (25504)
• India
22 Oct
Lol..she have to grow up..
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@ilocosboy (37306)
• Philippines
23 Oct
Yeah i think this the best I would give when I hear that comment again.
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@prashu228 (25504)
• India
23 Oct
@bluesa (15115)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
22 Oct
Absolute nonsense, gardening is not only for women, It is therapeutic and can be for anyone!
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@ilocosboy (37306)
• Philippines
22 Oct
that's the point why I just did my gardening again today, its a therapeutic and anti-stress. Too bad for these old school neighbors.
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@bluesa (15115)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
22 Oct
@ilocosboy , yes, they can walk around stressed, you just keep enjoying your relaxing gardening. :)
@Ithink (10500)
• United States
22 Oct
No whoever said this is misinformed, lots of men like/love gardening. I'm not sure why they would think this.
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@ilocosboy (37306)
• Philippines
22 Oct
its the belief of rural people, long time ago men are working for farm fields and women are in the house. Some people never learn and change.
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@Ithink (10500)
• United States
23 Oct
@ilocosboy Well like you said things change and they need to too.
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@aureliah (18536)
• Kenya
22 Oct
That is a very wrong perception. Gardening is for everyone who enjoys it. Enjoy
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@ilocosboy (37306)
• Philippines
22 Oct
Actually I just arrange my garden today, he he.
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@aureliah (18536)
• Kenya
24 Oct
@ilocosboy Very nice
@nangayo (2325)
• Nairobi, Kenya
23 Oct
I don't think so. Gardening is for all men and women.
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@ilocosboy (37306)
• Philippines
23 Oct
This is my stand also.
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@studylove (2129)
• Canada
22 Oct
I don't agree that gardening is only for girls. I like gardening. What about you, do you like gardening?
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@ilocosboy (37306)
• Philippines
23 Oct
I just my gardening again yesterday, its one work that is therapeutic
@kepweng (18622)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
22 Oct
its Both the Same so dont worry friend your not a gay and gay men is funny too i have many gay friends how about you?
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@ilocosboy (37306)
• Philippines
22 Oct
He he, thank you, and I think only few gays are interested in gardening, they are more interested in beauty saloon, beauty pageant, fashion among others.
• Mombasa, Kenya
22 Oct
What about ladies who don't like gardening? That's a wrong perception
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@ilocosboy (37306)
• Philippines
22 Oct
Yeah, there are women who really don't like gardening, of course we can't say they are lesbian just because they don't care gardening.
@hereandthere (32767)
• Philippines
22 Oct
if she's female and she said that to you, i guess it means there are things she also refuses to do or refuses to learn because she believes they're just for men. oh, well. but don't mind her. the only time it's her problem is if you're gardening on her property or if your plants or pets are destroying or making a mess on her property or shared/public property like your street. or maybe she's envious because you're able to grow beautiful brilliant flowers like that one! what is it called?
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@ilocosboy (37306)
• Philippines
22 Oct
thanks, that flower belong to tuber plant that usually blooms during the month of may to June, I just forget the name of this. Actually, I took the photo two years ago. I should have attached the cactus which I arranged awhile ago but I'm doing mylotting to laptop now.
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@allen0187 (33914)
• Philippines
23 Oct
I don't think so. It is an activity that can be enjoyed by both sexes.
@ilocosboy (37306)
• Philippines
23 Oct
Yeah, i really believe its for all of us.
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@allen0187 (33914)
• Philippines
23 Oct
@ilocosboy to say that gardening is solely a task reserved for a particular gender is a date belief.
@ilocosboy (37306)
• Philippines
24 Oct
Yeah I believe this tradition is long time ago
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@marlina (77911)
• Canada
22 Oct
That was such a stupid comment from that person. Gardening is for whoever loves to do it.
@ilocosboy (37306)
• Philippines
22 Oct
that really give me good reason to continue my gardening, in fact my whole day was done with gardening again, he he.