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message 1: by RandomAnthony (new)

RandomAnthony | 14536 comments Some of you regular gardeners probably know a lot about this slow gardening thing, but it's new to me. I just saw an article in the paper today and searched for this link:


Here are some bullet-pointed guidelines:

* Don't try to get everything done at once. Take your time in the garden — that's really why you're out there.
* You can grow all kinds of plants without being an expert. Experiment.
* Shrink the lawn and cut back on fertilizer and pesticides. You'll save time and money.
* Don't plant more than you can take care of.
* Include art in your garden — it adds another dimension to the experience.
* Share your garden with your children and grandchildren. Sit down and run your fingers through the grass, and you'll find something to talk about.

I love this. I tend to be one of those gardeners who worries that I've fucked things up or that weeds are coming in and making the area look bad, etc. The garden shouldn't add stress. I'm all for this slow gardening thing.


message 2: by Sally, la reina (new)

Sally (mrsnolte) | 17320 comments Mod
Are you going to town with your posts now that Larry called you lazy?

message 3: by RandomAnthony (new)

RandomAnthony | 14536 comments I'm going to post-kick his ass silly.

No. I'm going to say that the last couple days were the inauguration of the "slow posting" movement.

message 4: by Sally, la reina (new)

Sally (mrsnolte) | 17320 comments Mod
"post-kick" hehehhe. Do it!

message 5: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) Bring it.

message 6: by [deleted user] (last edited Mar 07, 2010 04:34PM) (new)

I think this slow gardening is pipe dream someone has invented. With all the rain we have had this summer, every thing has grown at a furious rate. I find myself wandering aimlessly. Where do I start? I'm looking forward to winter for things to slow down a little. Hopefully I can catch up.

You can check out my garden on my profile (I just happened to post some photos on there last night).

message 7: by RandomAnthony (new)

RandomAnthony | 14536 comments I forget Gail is one of the few TCers from the southern hemisphere. I had to reorient myself to her perspective there for a sec.

message 8: by [deleted user] (new)

Don't worry, I deliberately try to remind you, just to be annoying.

message 9: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) Gail/Gale/Gayle/Gayl doesn't really know how to be annoying.

message 10: by [deleted user] (new)

I'll try harder.

message 11: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) Bring it.

Hey -- do you guys have Outback Steakhouses there?

message 12: by [deleted user] (new)

I had to google them. Apparently we do.

message 13: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) I can't understand how they would appeal to Australians.

message 14: by [deleted user] (new)

Why do you think I didn't know they existed?

message 15: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) Yeah. Duh.

message 16: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) What about Subaru Outbacks?

message 17: by [deleted user] (new)

I want one!

message 18: by [deleted user] (new)

I was a slow gardener before I had to start running the kids every where. And will be now that I only have one to run, and he soon will be able to run himself. If you are going to garden you really should take the time to enjoy it.

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