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Article: True Confessions of a Gardening Addict: Guilty as charged!

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Manassas, VA

October 10, 2011
4:57 PM

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I hear ya'! My conversation is peppered with talk of how the Hyacinth Bean vine didn't perform as well as I had hoped and how I'm babying the Althea I planted a few seasons ago. The eyes of those around me glaze over when I speak in the term of seasons ( as in growing season! hello!!! ) They have learned to tolerate me but those who are as enthusiastic to discuss and/or engage in gardening are few and far between. I, too, am not fond of "landscapes" or entirely planned plantings. I love volunteer plants and I refer to my garden as Eden. I am not about keeping it perfectly manicured. I love a wandering Honeysuckle vine or a Butterfly Bush that pushes its' limits and leans over the walkway. My husand calls it ( gasp! ) overgrown. Nay, nay! 'Tis lush!!! It is my favorite idea that no one can tell me I'm gardening wrong. Gardening is, after all, about making your soul happy. Whether it's edged and perfectly pruned or happily ambling and climbing where it will, embrace it and enjoy it. I know I do ;)

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