Gardening: My Growing Passion

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Gardening: My Growing Passion

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Whilst it feels like we live out in the country, we are a mere 5 minutes to the dual-carriageway and stores.Tooman's secluded privacy lies our log home in a peaceful setting next to its own stream -fed pond with lots of sunlight, gardens, and old woodlands nearby. And here, "I found my true passion.It consumes a great deal of my time, but what I get in return is immeasurable. I can work for eight hours a day.Growing my varieties of shrubs, perennials ornamental grasses, trees as they promise wonderful blooms ( I hope :-k )
My hands (and feet) are often dirty but I don't mind it as I enjoy have my hands buried in the dirt.It's the kind of work I can't wait to go to each day. It's very gratifying and permits me to indulge in activities that keep me grounded and remind me to value my good life."

For me, it’s best summed up by this quote from a gardening mentor:

“It’s very strange,” she says. “I get terribly distracted. I wander around deadheading, planting this, planting that. I’m out there for a couple of hours, oh, at least. And if I think, I think very intensely and very intently about exactly what I’m doing. I try to think of more important things, but I can’t.”
If you’re a passionate gardener too, you’ll know exactly what she means.
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My first Daffodils
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Re: My Growing Passion

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My hubby and I have this daydream and it goes something like this: It is evening and the sun is setting, spiking golden rays onto the crystal surface of the water. Earlier in the day, a string of floating plants and now you're watching the Golden Retriever Stitchy jump off the dock near a small flock of wild ducks that have taken up residence in the reeds.

A dream come true!


Here are photos of the pond , before( 5 months ago)....
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Featured here are the Birch stick  trees( soon they will be striking in Silver Birch)
Featured here are the Birch stick trees( soon they will be striking in Silver Birch)
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Striking Geraniums...
Striking Geraniums...
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My Little Helper... 5 year old smart  Stitch!
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after we cleared the stones off the leaf net around the edges...
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Whenever I relax for a while in (what's being called here ) Hollywood swing, I wil call our new puppy Chester, he kinds of hunkers down and ever so slowly comes to the edge of the pond close enough for me to pet him...


Photos from a few days:
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In my neck of the woods, there are fields upon little fields of poppies. Poppies are spontaneous. Their
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The desert marigold will produce mounds of striking yellow blooms from April to October. It flowers more consistently with deadheading
The desert marigold will produce mounds of striking yellow blooms from April to October. It flowers more consistently with deadheading
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Hypericum . It has lovely softness and very fine details captured!
Hypericum . It has lovely softness and very fine details captured!
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Perfect spot for rest and relaxation with the gentle and sweet  sound of the water cascade....
Perfect spot for rest and relaxation with the gentle and sweet sound of the water cascade....
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Re: My Growing Passion

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Nice snapshots Mims with great subjects! Try to saturate your camera setting to yield a more fussy effects. Keep it up with your new passion.
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Hi Bon,

Thanks for the photography tips. :-k :) For sure, it would bring more subtlety and depth to my photos and perhaps, sharpen some sheep? :roll
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Bubbles,

Thanks for sharing....bagan kadayawi ad-on mag ligid ligid ngad-on amu? :lol:


Ay na wara mo iban an pix na paga quote ko. basta yaon pix sa taas na gadupa kaw.
Yaon may puno nan kahoy sa likod mo na singkitar krismas tree :-D
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Hi Mana Yang,

Curriculum kaw gayod Mana..tumbling pa.. :roll Kon apiki pa kita, isikbit ko da kanimo an Christmas tree..pili kaw lamang uno na klase... :-k

Balitaw Mana, I can't wait mo mature an ako mga shrubs, perennials and the trees Mana...a year or two pa puhon adisir mosimburak an Cherry Blossoms etc...An ako kapikas usahay dili na motan-aw basta may amo kalabyan na mga nurseries kay ag dayon ako magdalipasa kay ma tempt lagi pag collect nan more..... #-o[

Basi maka bakasyon puhon Mana, magbitbit gayod ako nan mga tanum na gikan sa ato..labi na Banana plant kay basta makakita an mga Europeans nan yaon...an WOW and VOW gayod sila kay exotic tropical kuno Mana.

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Bubbles.

Hala ning pagbitbit nan banana plant. sus labon sa iton saging ngadto sa ato yagka kanat.
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