My Love for Gardening in All Seasons
Over the years, as my love of gardening grew, and gradually developing in a hobby, and therapeutic in many ways. When my children were small, I did not have a lot of time for gardening, because gardening can be very time consuming. As my children grow, I shared my love for garden with them, we created great memories while "playing in the dirt", as they would say. I take much pride in my gardening and have learned so much, in all my years as a hobby gardener, and my skills and knowledge have grown to I can garden in all four seasons.
I have been gardening since I was a young girl. I am really not sure what sparked my interest in gardening. My mother had some house plants but no flowers outside. My Dad had vegetable gardens, that mom and I helped in. Then one early spring afternoon while my father was planting his vegetable garden; Dad said I could have the last row for anything I wanted. I was so excited I finally got to plant my own seeds; I choose Sunflower and Zinnia and then watch them grow over the summer. He helped me keep the weeds out (by tilling) and of course watered my row when he watered the whole garden. I remember that early summer day when I looked outside and my Zinnias was blooming, and shortly after my sunflowers started to bloom, oh what a happy little girl I was. Early next spring, dad tilled up my first very own garden, a small little flower garden in the front of our home. My neighbor gave me some flowers, to help me get started, I planted those and I had saved some of my dried flowers from last season, (dried flowers make seeds that reproduce plants). Everyday after school I worked in my flower garden, I pulled weeds,watered and kept the dried leaves plucked off, that helps the plant grow better and my dad showed me how to fertilize my garden. I had beautiful fragrance and colors the entire spring and summer. I really had no idea of what I was doing, because I was so young, but my...
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