I love my backyard garden and treat all my plants as my children. (My kids think I love my garden more than them.) My four kids are now men children, and don’t need that day to day tear wiping, codling, or cuddling that they did when they were younger. I miss those days and have thrown that sense of nurturing into my plants.
Why do you Gardening?
I would love to hear from you why you garden.
- Has your plants just become an extension of your family?
- Or are you a foodie and love picking right from the vine?
- Has gardening become a family adventure where you garden with your kids?
- Do you just love the outdoors?
But What does My Backyard Garden Give Me?
In return, my piece of Eden gives me a sanctuary of peace. A place of decompression. Pulling weeds helps my mind to wander. Almost like meditation. Watching the bees dance around the plants is downright poetic. Helping a plant grow and prosper especially ones that you grew from seed gives me a sense of joy that I can’t explain. I want to inspire all of you to get out that shovel or start thinking about creating your own backyard gardens.
Anna, whoa. You are getting all philosophical on us. Someone hose our green girl down.
I know. I am getting a little “woo woo” for some of you but I guess it is no different than enjoying needlepoint, working on an old car, or any other hobby that you have. Show of hands. Can you relate?
A little Glimpse into My Garden World
For all of you who are thinking of creating a backyard garden or already love to garden, here is a little glimpse of my Garden of Eden via the above video. I actually did three short video, which I will pepper around the site in the coming weeks. Why three videos? I have diarrhea of the mouth when it comes to my little piece of heaven. I want to share every little plant, weed, and piece of straw. (Not really, but pretty darn close.) Trust me. I know you all love me but a thirty minute tour of my backyard garden would overwhelm the most obsessed gardener.
Ask my friends, how obsessed I am about my garden. An intervention has been suggested on many occasions. They just put up with me as I go on and on about what I grow. Each year I look to grow the oddest plants just to see if I can grow them. This is year was sorghum, buckwheat, and artichokes.
Why I love my Garden
Not one talks back to me. No one whines at me. No one demands anything of me. I am wrapped up in that beautiful silence with the humming of bees in the background. A backyard garden can be so rewarding even if you have just a small patch. You don’t need to go overboard like I do. Some love flowers. Others like vegetable. Me. Love them both.
In the past, we have talked about the million miles your food travels to get to your plate. Or if you love flowers, how many flowers that you buy are not fair trade and may be sprayed with pesticides.
Plus, if you love to cook? There is nothing like plucking veggies from the garden and using it right away. Immense satisfaction.
Just Got Here and Want to Know the Do’s and Don’t?
Many of my loyal readers have read my organic gardening posts. But for those who are just here or others that have not been touched by the Anna Gardening magic, here are a few articles to get you up to speed:
- How to Create Raised Beds for the Tool Challenged
- Sage Gardening Advice from One Who is Learning the Hard Way
- How to Create a No Till Garden Bed
- Gardening Must Haves
- What do you love about gardening?
- What have been your challenges?
- What is your hesitation about gardening? If you not into gardening. That’s okay. I still love you.
- What are your favorite plants?
- If Gardening is not your hobby, what do you do to stay sane?
- Send me some pictures of your garden so I can post them on the site or join the Green Talk Ning to post your own pictures and videos.