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How to assemble Keter’s Compost Mixer

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

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    My trip to the US vol 3 – Gardening is my Hobby where ever I am.MPG

    Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

    “And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man. ( Genesis 2.8 ) What more we need to show that God Himself likes the Garden? Gardening has been my favourite hobby right from my childhood.The interest in gardening was passed on to me from my father.( But,I am sure it is not hereditary ) “No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden. “said Thomas Jefferson. It gives immense pleasure when you sow a seed and watch the plant to grow. Gardening is all about enjoying the smell of things growing in the soil, getting dirty without feeling guilty, and generally taking the time to soak up a little peace and serenity. It helps to keep our body fit always. A garden is a delight to the eye and a solace for the soul. Plants give us oxygen for the lungs and for the soul”, said Linda Solegato. Gardening requires lots of water – most of it in the form of perspiration. I prefer gardening to walking though the latter is easier. One may not get the sense of satisfaction in walking as he does in gardening. You can bury a lot of troubles digging in the dirt. Abraham Lincoln once said, “We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses. “A German Proverb says that the garden is the poor man’s apothecary. Gardening needs no special talent or knowledge.Certainly it requires a lot of interest and physical exertion. But machines do a lot of work in countries

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    Gardening – Is It Really A Hobby?

    Thursday, February 4th, 2010

    Today, I thought you might enjoy the following story about this passion of ours that we call gardening:

    Considering the hard work involved, I can still honestly state there is nothing quite as “relaxing” as spending the day working in my garden. Well okay, if not exactly “relaxing”, it certainly is rewarding and just gives you an overall feeling of well-being.  An added benefit is if you are not physically fit before you start your first gardening project, chances are you soon will be simply thru the process of maintaining it. But is serious gardening actually a hobby? I don’t think so.

    I was in my 40’s when we moved from California with my low maintenance, swimming pool and concrete backyard to a small community in rural Oregon. The old farmhouse we intended to remodel sat on over an acre of land which sported any number of weeds and a few overgrown shrubs. Most of which, had been planted in a haphazard manner.

    For the first few years we just kept the weeds mowed while we focused most of our efforts on the inside of the house. In time however, there was nothing left to do but turn our attention to the grounds surrounding the house. Oh my, where to start?

    By the time that particular summer was over, we had created what we called the courtyard right outside the kitchen. It was a small, private area with a waterfall and herb garden, along with a comfortable seating area partly shaded by our 50 year old oak tree.

    In addition, we had put up a 60’ fence, planted flowering shrubs and hedges, seeded a new back lawn and planted flowers galore. In addition to the herb garden now, we had an entry garden, a shade garden, a sunny flower garden and the following year we created a raised vegetable garden.

    I’m not exactly sure when reality hit amidst all this flowering and fruit/vegetable producing plant life, but hit it did. This gardening stuff was a lot of work! Not only did we have to dig and add nutrients to our rock hard clay soil, we had to plant, then keep the plants watered and weeded. Deadheading soon became a half a days work on a regular basis throughout the summer.

    Once planted, my hubby who had a job and a thousand other things to do around the property left me to tend the gardens on my own. I soon discovered that weeding took me at least 3 days a week. Then somebody turned me on to Round-Up and I gave thanks to the Gods that be. Even so, you have to be very careful with herbicides especially around vegetables and ground water.

    In surveys, when people are asked what kind of hobbies they enjoy, 8 out of 10 will include gardening. After my experience, I can’t really relate to gardening as being a hobby, but I can sure relate to it as being a full-time commitment! 😉

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