Why Do I Garden?

I was down in the garden yesterday for almost 2 hours harvesting and pruning. I got quite the collection of tomatoes and decided yesterday was a good time to make sauce. I will be blogging about that later. πŸ™‚

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Anyway, when I was in the garden for such a long time yesterday I started thinking about why I have a garden if it is so much work. I mean really? Why? Besides vegetables why put in all that work? There is really one reason, the beauty of the garden. There is just something about being surrounded by flowers that is so wonderful. Some people run to clear their minds, which I do sometimes, but gardening gives me a chance to think. I don’t think I’m alone here either. I know most gardeners can relate. The fact that I get so many vegetables is an added bonus.

imageedit_16_8333711944It was really neat watching the butterflies who didn’t seem to mind me snapping away with my camera. I must have taken at least 20-30 pictures of this little guy.

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I also love the Butterfly Bush in my garden that attracts so many butterflies. I think next year I’ll get another one for the other side of my garden.

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I don’t think you can argue with the beauty here either.

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T.J. also enjoyed the garden, as he just sits to watch everything around him. πŸ™‚ He’s my gardening buddy.

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So there’s really nothing special about today’s post, but I wanted to share the beauty of my garden with you. If you garden, why do you garden?

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2 thoughts on “Why Do I Garden?

  1. Nonsense! This is a special post indeed! And, your pictures are just beautiful. Seeing as plants come to my house to die I probably won’t have a garden anytime soon, but perhaps your blog will motive me to start a garden one day. πŸ™‚

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