GARDENING SURVEY

Getting to know you, getting to know all about you…

Most of us did not learn to garden from a book.  
Sure, we learn some snippets along the way from our favorite coffee table books full of gardens we could only dream of but most likely someone, at one time invited us out to the dirt and planted the seed for a love of the garden.   Let us together head out to the dirt again and learn from each other.  It is important to stay inspired during the wet, cool spring as you wonder if ANYTHING will ever grow back as it was.  
So, I simply must know.  I want to hear it all.  What inspires you, what moves you and a few of your fail safe tricks –  Leave your comments/answers and I will combine them in an upcoming post!  If you would like, you can email your favorite photograph from your garden too!

What is your first memory of gardening?

Who taught you to garden?

How many hours a week do you garden?

What is your favorite flower to grow?

What do you have no luck growing no matter how many times you’ve tired?

Have you ever “relieved yourself” outside or in your garage so you wouldn’t track dirt in your house or have to take off your shoes?

Speaking of shoes…are you a wellies person, ratty old tennis shoes or clogs?

What is your best garden trick?

What is your favorite, sweat dripping in your face, gardening beverage?

What garden “rules” do you break?

What garden has inspired yours the most?  It could be a magazine article from years ago, a visit to a French chateau etc…

What “holds you back” in your garden?

Are you an a.m. gardener or p.m. gardener?

Have you ever ran to Home Depot with dirt on your face?

Do you have other gardens designed floating around in your head?

What is your philosophy, “more is more” or “less is more”?

What is your favorite garden book?

What is your favorite famous garden?

And last but not least, when you are done with this blog will you be heading out to the garden?










6 thoughts on “GARDENING SURVEY”

  1. I will e-mail you mine as well. But I will share my favorite Gardening Tip, As I did on my Blog. “Hand Me Down Flowers” In the spring when your friends and neighbors are spliting bulbs etc. Tell them, that you are looking to start a garden or even fill in your empty spots, Poeple love to share their blooms. You will be blessed.

  2. Just e-mailed my answers, but wanted to add one thing. I am never afraid to try something new in the garden. This year it is leeks and potatoes. Ha! One of my favorite soups is Potato Leek! What a coincidence!!! If I get 8-10 potatoes per mound, I should have more than enough for soup! Now if only I could get more than 1 leek per plant!

  3. What is your first memory of gardening
    TJ by my side, of course

    Who taught you to garden?
    Gram Bauer, then mama

    How many hours a week do you garden?
    lots

    What is your favorite flower to grow?
    the ditch plant … lithrum

    What do you have no luck growing no matter how many times you’ve tired?
    it seems, roses ..but this fool is gonna try again

    Have you ever “relieved yourself” outside or in your garage so you wouldn’t track dirt in your house or have to take off your shoes?
    NO

    Speaking of shoes…are you a wellies person, ratty old tennis shoes or clogs?
    clogs

    What is your best garden trick?
    hoe-ing is the best rick in the universe … then spray it all down with the hose … looks like a dream

    What is your favorite, sweat dripping in your face, gardening beverage?
    lemon water

    What garden “rules” do you break?
    most of them …if there is a hard fast rule about how may bird baths, I broke it … I have 5

    What garden has inspired yours the most? It could be a magazine article from years ago, a visit to a French chateau etc…
    too many to say … love the concept of a pea gravel courtyard

    What “holds you back” in your garden?
    time

    Are you an a.m. gardener or p.m. gardener?
    any hour of the day

    Have you ever ran to Home Depot with dirt on your face?
    yes, dirt everywhere, but then they don’t care about muddy shoes!

    Do you have other gardens designed floating around in your head?
    Freyfarms, Inc

    What is your philosophy, “more is more” or “less is more”?
    MORE .. did you have to ask

    What is your favorite garden book?
    oldies from the 40’s, in black and white sketches

    What is your favorite famous garden?

    And last but not least, when you are done with this blog will you be heading out to the garden?
    Well, it’s nine p.m.
    so no
    going to bed dreaming about Sunday, though … all day in the yard for this mama

  4. I hate weeding my garden and I hate weeds in my mulch! Vicious circle, isn’t it? Will e-mail you a picture of my garden from last year!

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