Do you like gardening ?

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    Feb 06, 2013 6:39 AM GMT
    Well i spend as much of time i get in my garden,

    i go to plant nurseries , get the seeds & manures , composts , sprays , hormones , fertilizers ,


    I am very addicted to my garden , i have vegetate side (started a week ago) , then tghe fruit partition where i have lychee tree , Mulberry tree , Grapes creeper , Cantaloupe creeper , WATER APPLE , Orange tree, Fig tree , & Cashew plant (if its a fruit) ?

    Then at my herb : i have celery , cumin , parsley , cilantro ,


    I am nuts into gardening

    ARE u too ? so fanatical about gardening ?
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    Feb 06, 2013 8:07 PM GMT
    Yeah , but most gay guys would rather go shopping so we are alone on this . Lol. I have been making my morning green smoother from kale , chard , water cress and parsley from my garden . I have a huge lemon tree that has more lemons than I can possibly use.
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    Feb 06, 2013 8:36 PM GMT
    This topic has been here over 12 hours and no uphill gardening jokes? Anyway, I liked it when I was a kid but no free time and no garden mean gardening is not a good choice of hobby for me :-( I would like to at least be able to grow herbs for cooking...
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    Feb 06, 2013 10:32 PM GMT
    I love my gardens and gardening too.
    I've planted just over 100 tulips that line my driveway and the vegetable a herb garden sustain my cooking needs over the summer (for the most part).
    I just wish I had a longer growing season,.. But I guess that makes it all the more desirable when the nice weather comes around.
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    Feb 06, 2013 10:38 PM GMT
    I enjoy gardening. The climate here allows me to garden year round. My only problem is I only have a French Quarter patio which doesn't get sun exposure long enough during the day for growing veggies or many flowers but the heat and humidity are great for tropicals. The landlord also lets me tend the area around the pool so I have plenty to satisfy my bug for gardening.
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    Feb 06, 2013 10:43 PM GMT
    I dont have the time or means right now in life, but I dream of having a greenhouse one day.
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    Feb 06, 2013 10:59 PM GMT
    the only gardening i do

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    Feb 06, 2013 11:00 PM GMT
    how pedestrian
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    Feb 06, 2013 11:02 PM GMT
    I like to plant trees that I grow from seeds. We've got a little family farm over in SoCal icon_biggrin.gif

    Here in Chicago I just have a windowsill 'green house' with some seedlings of avodcado, lemon and mango. I also have a pineapple plant ;)
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    Feb 06, 2013 11:20 PM GMT
    Gardening is my addiction. There is always a "project" that I'm working on. Makes my man completely nuts! haha

    I've planted over 30 trees at our home. Each area of the property has a specific style and purpose to it. There is an edible plants area with all the herbs, vegetables and fruit trees, a shady peaceful area with a fountain just outside of our library, the pool is surrounded by palms, ficus trees, hibiscus and plumeria, the patio is shaded by a couple large Hong Kong orchid trees, the kids play area is shaded by a mix of ficus, jacaranda and ghost gum trees and the front yard is kind of a forested look due to all the large trees. Our garden also attracts tons of beautiful hummingbirds and butterflies.

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    Feb 06, 2013 11:20 PM GMT
    I have my flower garden. This pic is from last July. It's a mix of annuals, perennials, and potted plants; some of the geraniums I've over-wintered for 6 or 7 years now.

    I usually start my annuals from seed, but that won't be until around the end of March.

    There's also a hundred or so early Spring flowering bulbs in there.

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    Feb 08, 2013 6:17 AM GMT
    Alpha13 saidYeah , but most gay guys would rather go shopping so we are alone on this . Lol. I have been making my morning green smoother from kale , chard , water cress and chard from my garden . I have a huge lemon tree that has more lemons than in can possibly use.



    water cress and chard are something new for me never heard of these plants , well to balance your comments i have an orange tree which produces more oranges than any other tree in my area



    JohnBJock said
    I've planted just over 100 tulips that line my driveway and the vegetable a herb garden sustain my cooking needs over the summer (for the most part).
    I just wish I had a longer growing season,.. But I guess that makes it all the more desirable when the nice weather comes around.


    well i might get parsley growing in next month

    UndercoverMan saidI enjoy gardening. The climate here allows me to garden year round. My only problem is I only have a French Quarter patio which doesn't get sun exposure long enough during the day for growing veggies or many flowers but the heat and humidity are great for tropicals. The landlord also lets me tend the area around the pool so I have plenty to satisfy my bug for gardening.


    Try Oregano or Thyme they love such conditions !
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    Feb 08, 2013 6:19 AM GMT
    wander2340 saidGardening is my addiction. There is always a "project" that I'm working on. Makes my man completely nuts! haha

    I've planted over 30 trees at our home. Each area of the property has a specific style and purpose to it. There is an edible plants area with all the herbs, vegetables and fruit trees, a shady peaceful area with a fountain just outside of our library, the pool is surrounded by palms, ficus trees, hibiscus and plumeria, the patio is shaded by a couple large Hong Kong orchid trees, the kids play area is shaded by a mix of ficus, jacaranda and ghost gum trees and the front yard is kind of a forested look due to all the large trees. Our garden also attracts tons of beautiful hummingbirds and butterflies.



    Well we must get going into nice buddy-ship

    i am just like u icon_smile.gif
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    Feb 08, 2013 6:20 AM GMT
    Sungod17 saidI have my flower garden. This pic is from last July. It's a mix of annuals, perennials, and potted plants; some of the geraniums I've over-wintered for 6 or 7 years now.

    I usually start my annuals from seed, but that won't be until around the end of March.

    There's also a hundred or so early Spring flowering bulbs in there.

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    WOW
    its very clean , my garden isnt that attractive O_*
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    Feb 08, 2013 6:27 AM GMT
    Yes I have had a green leaf plant from my grandmother , now close to two decades old. And I refuse to let it die. I take good care of it. When she lived she had it in a room and would water in all the time. Then she gave it to me. I have had it ever since.
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    Feb 08, 2013 6:42 AM GMT
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    Alpha13 saidYeah , but most gay guys would rather go shopping so we are alone on this . Lol. I have been making my morning green smoother from kale , chard , water cress and chard from my garden . I have a huge lemon tree that has more lemons than in can possibly use.



    water cress and chard are something new for me never heard of these plants , well to balance your comments i have an orange tree which produces more oranges than any other tree in my area



    JohnBJock said
    I've planted just over 100 tulips that line my driveway and the vegetable a herb garden sustain my cooking needs over the summer (for the most part).
    I just wish I had a longer growing season,.. But I guess that makes it all the more desirable when the nice weather comes around.


    well i might get parsley growing in next month

    UndercoverMan saidI enjoy gardening. The climate here allows me to garden year round. My only problem is I only have a French Quarter patio which doesn't get sun exposure long enough during the day for growing veggies or many flowers but the heat and humidity are great for tropicals. The landlord also lets me tend the area around the pool so I have plenty to satisfy my bug for gardening.


    Try Oregano or Thyme they love such conditions !




    Yeah, you can make a really great salad with parsley rather than lettuce. The red and yellow varieties of chard are breathtakingly beautiful.
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    Feb 08, 2013 7:02 AM GMT
    I've been in some form continuously gardening since a child. Currently I have to settle for container gardening. I've never had any interest in gardening anything edible though...except maybe for that one time I grew some strawberries and tomatoes when I was 16ish, but that was more for the novelty. I'm most fascinated by vines, climbers and ferns. Speaking of, for a fern named Maiden Hair that bitch has some motherfucking razor sharp thorns icon_evil.gif
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    Feb 08, 2013 7:21 AM GMT
    Biggest thing I miss living in an apartment - I'm with you gardening jocks!
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    Feb 08, 2013 7:29 AM GMT
    Alpha13 said


    Yeah, you can make a really great salad with parsley rather than lettuce. The red and yellow varieties of chard are breathtakingly beautiful.



    Chard i dont think is available in the eastern world
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    Feb 08, 2013 7:57 AM GMT
    A French Moroccan guy showed me how to make parsley salad. Chard is in the same family as kale . You kinda eat the stem rather than just the leaf.It's something like Bok choy
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    Feb 08, 2013 6:20 PM GMT
    Oh look, another thread to post garden pictures.

    Here's my latest project. This wall and walkway was a mess. Hadn't been painted in 50 years. The planting area was filled with all sorts of crap including some huge azaleas overpowering the space.

    I removed most all the plants, dug down below grade, pressure cleaned wall and repainted with three coats, regraded so water drains away from the wall, replanted with Lady Palms (Rhapis excelsa). These propogate fairly profusely by rhizome but easily enough to control as they are shallow to cut and transplant elsewhere in the garden.

    They make for a nice boarder palm along the walkway as both the fronds are small as are their stems short, holding them tight against their thin trunks and off the walkway even when planted near pedestrian traffic. The trunks grow with a dark brown cloth-like weave to them which I thought would contrast nicely against the wall.

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    Feb 08, 2013 6:23 PM GMT
    theantijock saidOh look, another thread to post garden pictures.

    Here's my latest project. This wall and walkway was a mess. Hadn't been painted in 50 years. The planting area was filled with all sorts of crap including some huge azaleas overpowering the space.

    I removed most all the plants, dug down below grade, pressure cleaned wall and repainted with three coats, regraded so water drains away from the wall, replanted with Lady Palms (Rhapis excelsa). These propogate fairly profusely by rhizome but easily enough to control as they are shallow to cut and transplant elsewhere in the garden.

    They make for a nice boarder palm along the walkway as both the fronds are small and as are their stems short, holding them tight against their thin trunks and off the walkway even when planted near pedestrian traffic. The trunks grow with a dark brown cloth-like weave to them which I thought would contrast nicely against the wall.

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    NICE!! looks awesome. Good job!
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    Feb 08, 2013 7:09 PM GMT
    Before picture and that even after cut back azalea...
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    While using space as a nursery for other plants...
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    hairyandym saidNICE!! looks awesome. Good job!


    Thank you. It's one of those projects that I've wanted to do ever since I got this dump, kept walking past it while it was looking like crap this entire time but it just wasn't a priority as there were so many other things.

    When I bought, I knew I got a good price but I did not know that people neglected their property so badly so there was a lot of stuff I just didn't see even while looking directly at it, making for a lot more work than I anticipated.

    I like how the wall came out though. It now looks exactly as I pictured it every day I walked past it while it was looking like shit to anyone else. This is what I saw.
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    Feb 08, 2013 7:10 PM GMT
    No, I even kill bamboo and cacti.
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    Feb 08, 2013 7:18 PM GMT
    Love to garden, I start everything by seed in my kitchen window =)

    Those plastic domes that rotisserie chickens come in make great mini greenhouses to start growing when still too chilly outdoors- it will save you a couple bucks... and rotisserie chicken is yummy.

    that is all.

    =p