How much time do you spend in the garden?

@patootie (3593)
January 24, 2007 6:38pm CST
Does your house have a garden (or yard as I think it's called in America?) .. do you like gardening or do you just prefer to sit out and relax in the garden .. ?? I used to love working in the garden, making things tidy and creating little flower beds .. I can't do it these days but I still like to sit out in the garden in the summer time ..
8 people like this
20 responses
@ukchriss (2103)
30 Jan 07
Roses - Roses are one of the most popular garden shrubs and are also among the most common flowers sold by florists. Roses are of great economic importance both as a crop for florists' use and for use in perfume
ohh yes I love my garden... If you ever talk to my dad he will tell you, Like he tells everyone, ever since I could walk I've only ever been happy playing in the mud! Soon as the weather starts to get nice i like to spend all the time i can outside. Being disabled I cant kneel down anymore so I grow everything in pots even my vegetables, and I grow my potatoes in sacks! My other half and my lodger have to help lift the big things for me but I'm quite happy to potter around doing all the little jobs, like growing most things from seed then potting them up as they grow. My two cats follow me around and watch everything i do, I can just hear them thinking 'what's that silly old mum doing with all that dirt?' Then when I finally get everything how I want it, I just love to sit outside in the sun. You can see the flowers getting bigger each day its so satisfying and relaxing.
@loved1 (5332)
• United States
20 Feb 07
When we moved into our home we had a wonderful large flower garden in the back yard. Unfortunately, when it snows we have to have our vehicles off of the street or we will get a ticket. We ended up having to cover the garden in gravel to make a parking area. =( I am hoping to use my sun porch to do a garden in pots this year, like the one you were talking about. I would love to have any advice you would be willing to give me on starting this adventure. I do have flower beds in my front and side yards and spend quite a bit of time each year working in them.
1 person likes this
@ausnikki (4055)
• Brisbane, Australia
29 Jan 07
Since I have just moved into a new house I don't have a garden,I have a patch of dirt.It's lovely,really it is lmao.When I get a bit more financial I am hoping to establish a beautiful garden.I want to have a vegetable and herb garden too.I love gardening when it's my own.
@patootie (3593)
20 Feb 07
It's a garden in the making .. in next to no time you will have lovely plants and green grass all growing lushly ..
2 people like this
@weemam (13377)
20 Feb 07
it is just so funny that I have read this today , I am in Scotland and it is really cold at the moment but the sun is shining and it is lovely . I used to spend hours in my garden but I have trouble with my hands and knees now an I am not able to cope wit it , we have paved some of the back garden to park the car on , WE have put nice marble chips out the front and a few tubs , I went out today and duda little weeding and it looks really good , I still like it neat and tidy xxx
2 people like this
@brokentia (10394)
• United States
28 Jan 07
I spend a considerable amount of time doing yard work in the spring and summer. During the spring, I like to put the early weeds so they do not spread and sit outside in the cool air being warmed by the sun. Then in the summer, things grow like crazy and I have to be constantly on it because we have such a big front and back yard. There is a flower garden in the front and a ivy garden in the back. There are also many young trees that I have to tend to. So, during the warm and hot months, I am actually outside more than in. :)
2 people like this
@sunshinecup (7880)
25 Jan 07
I love working in my garden, I have a flower garden. It's one of my favorite summer past times by far! It's wonderful to take care of my plants and watch them turn into wonderful pretty flowers. Great stress release for sure!
2 people like this
25 Jan 07
We don't have a garden as such, just a concreted square at the back which isn't big enough to do much with. I would love a garden but I make the most of my mum and dads when we visit. Also we grow little plants indoors and try and grow herbs too
2 people like this
@wolfie34 (26790)
• United Kingdom
25 Jan 07
When I had my own garden, in my own 'owned' home I was always out in the garden, especially in the Summer, lazing around on the lounger, with a good book, a glass of fruit juice and looking at my beautiful house and the birds flocking down to their feeders. It had a fountain in the middle of the garden and bushes, plants and colourful displays in both borders. Now I rent, gardening is a chore, I don't spend time in the garden and if I mow the lawn once a month it's a miracle! It's different the garden when you rent and when you own your property. It's someone else's garden at the end of the day and it doesn't have the same feeling.
2 people like this
@Naomi17 (624)
24 Feb 07
We have a large garden come and enjoy Wolfie! Hubby does the maintenance i just like to sunbathe or sit and relax just don't do bugs UGH Hubby doesn't mind he can potter about all day just needs the odd cuppa to keep him going
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
24 Feb 07
My yard (garden) is perfect because I have just perennials. I talk to my plants to make sure they are growing. It is getting better every year.
1 person likes this
@gabs8513 (48708)
• United Kingdom
20 Feb 07
Well Patootie I don't have a garden now and before I fell Ill I had got my Garden up nice and I spent a lot of time in it. Then the Illness stopped me doing most things, well I stopped doing them because I got so frustrated doing 15 minutes work and then having to rest 30 minutes trying to breathe normal and wait for the Pain to go. So I didn't do it no more. I also used to love sitting out in the Garden but the Heat gets to me now. But now I haven't got one anymore. Which I suppose is good in a sense now.
1 person likes this
@Willowlady (10665)
• United States
31 Jan 07
We have a large garden in the summer. Several kinds of tomatoes, several kinds of peppers, cabbage, cucumbers, basil, watermelon, muskmelon, potatoes, corn, leeks, onions, radishes, kale, beans, chard, marigolds, lettuce, kohlrabi etc. We spend as much time as we can since we both work outside the home and in the high part of summer we only go out early or later in the day to avoid harsh sun rays. We can and dry what we can for our use. Give some to our friends. Soon we wish to market garden and sell at the farmers markets and flea markets.
1 person likes this
• United States
28 Jan 07
In the spring I am working in the garden mostly on the weekends. I love to get my hands dirty. Although we have many garden beds, I am continually working on making more. I love perennials and that is what our beds consist of. As we do not have a lot of sunlight, the plants we have are better in partial shade. In the summertime I do not have as much work to do. The flowers are in bloom and I can enjoy the scenery. In the fall, it is back to work. But, hubby likes to be the main laborer when it comes to the clean up. I am grateful for that.
1 person likes this
@ronita34 (3923)
• Canada
28 Jan 07
My Grandmother has a garden and she loves to be out in her garden and she always has a beatufully successful garden also. She has the biggest and best carrots and garden potatoes, as well as rhubarb adn so much more delicious garden delights!!!
@sweetlady10 (3617)
• United States
28 Jan 07
I would like to have a garden. We are living in appartment now so, I don't have one. I am hoping to have one in near future. I will be happy to work on it.
1 person likes this
• United States
28 Jan 07
In America a yard is the grassy area, or in my case the weedy area. If you grow flowers or veggies, that's a garden. My favorite thing is to have flower bulbs because you only plant them once and they bloom every year. Last year's garden did not do very well, and I was thinking I would only grow a few tomatoes this year. But it is so exciting to see the new things in spring, I'm sure I will be out there digging this spring too.
1 person likes this
@babystar1 (4234)
• United States
26 Jan 07
In the summer time I have a small garden.I enjoy my garden,I water it every day.I have rose bushes and flowers I really enjoy the smell of my roses
1 person likes this
• India
25 Jan 07
I will spend nearly 2 to 3 hrs twice in a week for cleaning and water. My garden is so clean and beautiful, with full of red and yellow roses.
1 person likes this
@happymommy3 (2013)
• United States
25 Jan 07
I wish I had a garden! If I did I would for sure be in it all the time! I'm hoping to maybe start one this summer though. It can be very relaxing.
1 person likes this
@Chele2k2 (241)
24 Feb 07
Sadly, where we live doesn't have a garden, it has a communal bank of grass that gets easily messed up from everyone walking over it and a small balcony that is just about big enough to open the door onto it. Having grown up in a house with a large garden to the front and the rear, I really miss it now. I spent much of my childhood in the garden, whatever the weather. I had a great deal of fun, from making tents with bamboo and blankets, to paddling my feet in the big old rectangular sink and even making mud cakes for the birds. I used to love helping out, taking the weeds out every Saturday, watering it, planting new plants, even building new walls and helping to landscape it on 3 levels. Hopefully the time will come when we move into a house with it's own garden so our children can have the simple pleasures a garden provides.
@Meowth (522)
• Romania
31 Jan 07
i dont have garden..i live in a block of flates